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In Sickness & in Health: Handling Conflict in Marriage and Relationships

From the outside of the slowly spinning white fMRI scanning machine, she looked headless. One at a time, 16 different women laid down, each with...
Illustration of People Talking at Table

The Courage to Listen Well

You’re hiking along a shallow stream, green foliage to your left and right, sharp stones pressing through the soles of your boots. You spot...

Full STEAM Ahead

As a young girl, Jasmine Sadler took a dance class for the first time and immediately fell in love with the finesse, expressiveness, and...

A Balanced Diet[itian]

As Cindy Swann, associate professor and director of PLNU’s Didactic Program in Dietetics, recaps her academic and professional journey, she recognizes the unorthodox nature...

Teaching Machines to Learn

Not only was she pushing herself outside of her comfort zone exploring this new field, Dotter was also getting to ask questions of purpose...

Finding the Right Chemistry

A teenage Dennis Burkett (95) stares longingly at the clock on the wall, already waiting for the bell’s sweet release from the dreaded high...

No Longer Isolated: Art Therapy’s Effect on Older Generations

Many older adults in our society are being diagnosed with psychological brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — and...

The Mystery and Power of the Creative Arts

Perhaps most of your experience with the creative arts stems from when you were younger, whether that was learning to play the piano after school,...

Changing the Game on Physical Education

George Velarde (94) recalled his first draw into the world of physical education. “I was a cross-country runner in high school, and I remember watching...

Restoring the Past, Healing the Present

Last year, PLNU psychology professor Dr. Dan Jenkins was invited to preach at a Thanksgiving Day service. Considering what to share, he felt prompted...

Setting out Into the Deep

Alvin, a compact, pointed submersible reminiscent of a small starship out of a science-fiction film, descends slowly. The welcoming light blue of the water, colored...

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,”...