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PCT Portraits: Capturing Thru-Hikers On Their 2,650 Mile Journey

For the last year and a half, I have become more and more interested with the Pacific Crest Trail, and each hikers' unique journey walking from Mexico to Canada.

The Rise of the Social Media Influencer

A relatively new phenomenon has been the rise of the social media influencer. A social media influencer is exactly what it sounds like: someone with significant influence over online followers.

Gen Z: A Generous Generation?

When it comes to giving, this young generation holds bright promise for making an impact and creating new means of addressing important issues.
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Dirshu Adonai | Concert Choir Performs at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

In April 2019, PLNU's Concert Choir celebrated the beginning of the Jewish week of Passover with Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego’s oldest...
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Talk to Me: Dean Nelson on Better Conversations

If you ask Dean Nelson, Ph.D., founder and director of the journalism program at PLNU, about the driving force behind his...

Music & Grit: How Music-Making Makes Us Tougher, Smarter, Braver, and...

It’s ancient, cross-cultural, universal. It’s present in our celebrations, our mournings, our worship. We speak it, make it, hear it, feel...
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PLNU Honors Retiring CFO

At this May’s Commencement, PLNU bestowed an honorary doctorate degree on George Latter, Jr., senior vice president of finance and CFO. Latter,...

Bringing Play and Happiness to Children One Smile at a Time

Mark Wassmer and Matt Montell have a desire to serve communities by bringing health, wellness, and play to children — especially those from the poorest and most disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Everybody’s Got Bears: Mental Health in the Church | Dave Cummings

When microbiology professor Dave Cummings, Ph.D., began feeling sick, he was convinced the problem was entirely physical. But...

No — A “Work-Life Balance” Isn’t Possible and Here’s Why

It seems that life is getting harder and harder to balance, to make time for the many pressing and important demands...

The Priceless Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

When Google started in 1998, the founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Paige, developed an algorithm to find and recruit elite computer...
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Outreach Clinic at Wesley Co-Op | PLNU Nursing

PLNU nursing students put their education into practice by serving the community.