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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...
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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...

Jan. 1: Life Improvement. Check That Off!

I bought my Passion Planner the summer before my freshman year at PLNU, hoping that it would spark some transformation in my college life....

Respecting Our Need to Sleep: Why Short Sleep Shouldn’t Be a...

The sleep-deprived college student is a common trope. But today’s college students aren’t just pulling all-nighters and prioritizing social life over sleep. Many are...
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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...

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...

Karen Woodmansee on Making a Change Mid-Career

Karen Woodmansee graduated from PLNU’s Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program in 2018. She originally started her career as an elementary school teacher,...
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...
Scott Weeman

From Addict to Disciple: One Man’s Story Out of Addiction, Darkness,...

Scott Weeman (17) pushed his beach cruiser against the unforgiving sand in Mission Bay, the water shimmering in the sun like a thousand silver...
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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...
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Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...
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Choosing the Right Type of Happiness

No matter our goals, our hopes and dreams for our relationships, careers, and families, we all ultimately desire one thing in life — to...