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From College Roommates to PLNU Professors: The Story of Best Friends...

They sit next to each other in PLNU’s cafeteria: Jamie Gates, Ph.D., eyes gleaming, and Rob Gailey, Ph.D., smiling in a red shirt from...
Val Christensen works in a lab with a PLNU student on an experiment

The Legacy of Valdemar J. Christensen

About a week before he died, Val was sitting in his living room easy chair, but not saying much. Raul was trying to talk chemistry with Val. “What’s the most electro-negative element in the Periodic Table?” he asked him.
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TEDx at PLNU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share...
LoveWorks

30 Years of Sending: How LoveWorks and Spiritual Development have grown...

For 30 years, PLNU has sent students around the world on LoveWorks short-term mission trips. LoveWorks teams go only where they are invited and...
Alex Brunk with Basketballvideo

The Team Beyond the Court | Alex Blunk

PLNU athlete and alum, Alex Brunk (17, MBA 18), opens up about losing her ability to play basketball for PLNU due to injury and...
Sam Cyr Swinging Golf Club

Meaning in Misdiagnosis: Sam Cyr’s Perseverance of Faith as a Pro...

As Sam Cyr’s (09) bodyboard hit the cold water of the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he mentally noted to himself to buy...
PLNU Basketball crowd

Ready for More: The Historic Run That Was Just the Beginning

The campus was adorned in perfectly hued forest green and sunset gold while students and staff rallied and celebrated the truly victorious season that had come to an end. What a run.

In Praise of a Nonelite Education

The recent college admissions scandal and all the news-media coverage surrounding it has sucked me in. I find it both salacious and disturbing.

How Dissenters Became Supporters: The Story of The Blunt

In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?
Morgan Brass

Creating Community: Morgan Brass

Before her time at PLNU, Morgan Brass (16) had a tendency to focus on the negative. She saw things like being from a small...

“How Are You Single?” And Why That’s the Wrong Thing to...

I used to think the most uncomfortable thing to hear as a single person is the question, “How are you single?”

Writing that Imagines: 2019 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

The Writer’s Symposium By The Sea brings in top novelists, essayists, poets, journalists, songwriters, screenwriters and others each year to interact with our students...