Ryan Garcia running on the baseball field.

Ryan Garcia: Fueled by Faith

Ryan Garcia (17) grew up in a Catholic home, so he didn’t come to PLNU without any idea of God. It’s just that though his...

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...

Austin Kino: Wayfinder

The welcome home celebration for the voyaging canoe Hokulea was three years in the making. It took 245 crew members working in rotating groups...

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...

Learning Through Leadership: Zach Lickteig Jumps Into Great Escapes

It was evening when freshman Zach Lickteig finally made it back to his residence hall. After slowly walking to his room, he tossed his...

Faculty Spotlight: Ines Irawati

Ines Irawati, vocal coach and pianist, has a long list of impressive musical credentials. But it’s the less tangible elements of her career, the...

Making a Musical: A Glimpse Into the Life of Hamilton Resident...

{ SCENE 1 } Morning light breaks. Before getting ready for the day, Hannah Ryan (08) makes her way to her computer, where she edits...

From Private Grief to Community Concern

On a Saturday evening in early January 2014, PLNU associate dean of education Dr. Conni Campbell’s 22-year-old son, Brady, was desert camping in Imperial...

Living with Loss: Walking Through Grief & Mourning

In early July, PLNU alumnus John Mark Slagle (84) was on the phone with his 26-year-old son, Jordan, discussing a speech Jordan had to...

Seeing People Through the Eyes of Christ

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel with several other PLNU students and leaders on a LoveWorks trip to Selma, Ala.—a 17-day museum...