Faculty Spotlight: Heather Ross

When you sit in a classroom during a discussion led by Heather Ross, associate professor of philosophy, you’ll most likely sit in a circle,...

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...
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...
Converted barracks now host the boutique retail side of Moniker General.

Designing for Spaces and Community: If You Build It

When I walked into Moniker General for the first time, I didn't know that the space was built with a specific mission in mind....

Austin Donovan on Pursuing a Career with Intentionality

Austin Donovan graduated with bachelor degrees in finance and accounting in 2016. During most of highschool he had planned on majoring in engineering in college...

A Bear on the Loose: When Habits are Mindless and Stress...

Picture a grown man—husband, father, college professor—lying in his bed. The lights are off and the shades drawn, even though it is the middle...
Mandy Arioto

Mandy Arioto: A CEO Who Inspires and Empowers

Mandy Arioto (00) is president and CEO of one of the country’s most influential parenting organizations, MOPS International. MOPS is a Christian organization that...

Fighting Ebola by Changing the Soil

When Pieter Baker (10) first stepped foot on Sierra Leone soil in November 2014, it did not look as though Ebola had spread. Civilians...
Jason David Slitter sits on the grass

A Story from Suffering to Hope: These Walls

Jason David Sluyter (11) can vividly recall the most difficult moment of his battle with cancer. After having 60 percent of his tongue and...
Jessica Bird

Wearing Masks in Order to Remove Them: Healing Through Show Business

In a theatre course on Laban movement techniques at PLNU, Jessica Bird (09) was asked to create a series of assignments based off of...

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,...

Building a Legacy

The PLNU math and science faculty invested not only time but also themselves in developing programs of excellence.

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