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Exploration: Cultivating Curiosity

In PLNU's Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), there sits an unlabeled piece of play equipment. “It kind of looks like a jeep, or a car maybe,”...

Connecting the Dots … from Here to Mars

On Jan. 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan decided to forgo his State of the Union because that day, a Tuesday, became a “day for...

Stewardship of the Sacred

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” These...

Seeking the Unseen

Dr. Kris Koudelka, assistant professor of biology, spends his days working in the realm of the invisible. Based on indirect detection, his research can’t be...

From RN to BSN: Allison Gold’s Journey of Vocation

Each day on my way to work, I call my mom just to hear her simple, loving words: “I hope you have a nice day.”...

Talking Point: Q&A with Jamie Gates, Ph.D.

A groundbreaking, three-year study examining the relationship between gangs, the community and sex trafficking in San Diego County was recently published by Dr. Jamie...

Faculty Spotlight: Ronda Winderl, Ph.D.

For Dr. Ronda Winderl, professor of communication and theatre and director of the London Semester Program at PLNU, performing has always been as natural...

Habit-Making, Habit-Breaking

"By servitude to passion, habit is formed, and habit to which there is no resistance becomes necessity." - Augustine, Confessions Who hasn’t struggled to gain and...

A Bear on the Loose: When Habits are Mindless and Stress...

Picture a grown man—husband, father, college professor—lying in his bed. The lights are off and the shades drawn, even though it is the middle...

Ivy and the Children of Ghana: A Story of Healing

I still cry when I think about those kids in Ghana—when I shuffle through their pictures or read the letters they wrote me on...

How to Form Healthy Habits that Last

Trying out the latest fitness trends? Easy! Sticking to them? That’s the tough part. Whether you’re just beginning or well on your way toward...

Faculty Spotlight: Scott Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Bennett’s students know what it’s like to be challenged, to be pushed beyond their comfort zones. Whether they are encouraged to visit...