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From Late-Night Debates to Late-Night Newborns and Dissertations: The Priest, the...

"Impassioned political visionary Thomas Jefferson was not without ironclad convictions. Nevertheless, he wrote, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion,...

Athletics: Work Ethic Propels Sharp-Shooter Sam Okhotin to the Top

As he sat on the bench in his first official college basketball game, Sam Okhotin tried not to let his emotions take over. It...

Talking Point: Q&A with Sandy Soohoo-Refaei

In March 2015, Sandy Soohoo-Refaei joined PLNU’s staff as the new director of the Office of Global Studies. She has a B.A. in sociology...
David Phillips

Faculty Spotlight: David Phillips, D.Min.

In Apple Valley, Calif., a volunteer deputy sheriff heaved a sorrowful sigh before walking up to a house belonging to a family that had...
Deborah Erickson

Talking Point: Q&A with Deborah Erickson, Ed.D.

Dr. Deborah Erickson, dean of the School of Education, has been on faculty at PLNU since 2013, after serving 11 years in faculty and...

From Shy Guy to Champion: Scenes from the Mind of a...

Scene one: June 4, 2011 The final day of the tournament. Still in high school, I’m sitting on the stage in PLNU’s Crill Auditorium with my...
Brandon Sawyer

Talking Point: Q&A with Brandon Sawyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Brandon Sawyer, assistant professor of biology and kinesiology, has been on faculty at PLNU since 2013. We sat down with him to find out...

Faculty Spotlight: Heather Ross

When you sit in a classroom during a discussion led by Heather Ross, associate professor of philosophy, you’ll most likely sit in a circle,...

Hike for a Home: 2,185 Miles of Compassion

For four months AJ Wolf (14) and Tavis Robertson (14) and Wolf’s father, Eric, set out on a journey to change the lives of...

PLNU Women’s Soccer Team Makes University History

In 2014, the PLNU women's soccer team became the first-ever Sea Lion team to win a Pacific West Conference Championship.
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Talking Point: Q&A with Dean Nelson, Ph.D.

Dr. Dean Nelson, founder and director of the PLNU journalism program, has hosted the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea since its beginning in 1995. In celebration of the symposium’s...
Michael Lodahl

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Lodahl, Ph.D.

As you step into Dr. Michael Lodahl’s office, you’re instantly immersed into the heart of academia. Shelves brimming with countless books, ranging from rabbinic theology to 18th century philosophy,...