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Creating Connection Through Aira: An App for People Who Are Blind...

Aira is a local start-up company transforming the way people who are blind, low vision, or experiencing age-related vision loss experience daily life and connection with others.
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Writing that Liberates: 2020 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

Here’s what a colleague just asked me: “Has the Writer’s Symposium ever had a literary giant as big as Alice Walker?" It was a question that gave me pause, and it was great fun trying to think of an answer.
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What Good is Gratitude? The Role of Thanksgiving in Personal Development

Without effort, feelings of gratitude are often fleeting, passing as quickly as they come.
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Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...

Should I Get a Graduate Degree in Nursing?

As the healthcare industry continues to expand and shift due to an aging U.S. population and increased technological innovation, with one article estimating that...

Autism: Education & Intervention

You may have heard of Temple Grandin, Ph.D., university professor, famed expert on the humane treatment of livestock, bestselling author, and one of Time...

Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of Community

Things worsened. Dave Cummings, Ph.D., PLNU professor of biology, struggled to hold any food down, his body shaking, weak, and aching, head pounding. He...
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Minkyu Park: Indefatigable

Minkyu Park could have given up. He could have given in. But this May, he will graduate from PLNU debt free, ready to help...

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...

Seeing Behavior Differently: Trauma-Sensitive Education

As I packed up my faculty office at Nazarene Bible College, I reflected on how my life had turned upside down...

Baseball and Biomechanics: Researching Injury Prevention for Pitchers

More than 70% of injuries in baseball are related to shoulder and elbow mechanisms. A PLNU research team is finding out which athletes are predisposed to these kind of injuries.
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From DEA Agent to Dedicated Disciple: Alfonso Esquer Brings Restoration to...

Alfonso Esquer, M.S.W., had been kidnapped, his head and face covered with a black bag. In total darkness, he waited for what he thought...