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PLNU Student and Recent Grads Serve with COVID Care Force

Despite all it has taken away, the pandemic has also presented new opportunities to learn and serve for a group of PLNU students and grads.

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...
Professor manipulates a model skeleton for a class demonstration

Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Leon Kugler, Ph.D.

When people talk about retired professor of kinesiology Leon Kugler, Ph.D., they affectionately refer to him as “Kug.” What they speak of is Kug’s passion and its source.

Studying the Sea

Studying the sea and its inhabitants crosses many disciplines and has yielded discoveries that have improved human health. Among the scientists who are conducting ocean-related research are some of PLNU’s own.

Is Technology Scrambling Our Brains?

You might be less likely to finish reading this article if you have an iPhone. And it’s not because I’m about to start bashing...
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Women & STEM

Although there are talented women in every field, the gender gap in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is well documented. According to...
Isaiah Yoder claps on the sidelines of a football game.

From Injured to Recovered: Isaiah Yoder Pursues His Calling as an...

Having to deal with a number of crushing injuries growing up, Isaiah Yoder's struggle set the path for his vocation as the Head Athletic Trainer at Point Loma High School.

How to Keep “Self-Improvement” From Turning “Self-Destructive”

Around every turn we are reminded of our need to improve our lives. We are bombarded with tools, insight, and programs for improving ourselves — and then, once improved, to do it again at higher and higher levels.

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.
Josh Cypert

Josh Cypert: Reflecting the Light of God’s Love

Josh Cypert (18) grew up in the Visalia Church of the Nazarene. By fourth grade, he knew he wanted to be involved in missions...

Mending the Gap: How Sydney Dreves is pioneering in injury prevention...

Sydney Dreves is determined to help athletes through her work and inspire other female researchers.

Balancing College with Being a Caregiver

I was not quite two years old when my younger sister, Lizzy, was born. She was tiny and fragile and came into the world...