News Archive


  • April 27, 2017
    Approximately 1,702 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on Sat., May 6, 2017, at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies.
  • April 24, 2017
    Azusa Pacific University hosts a dedication of its Orange County Regional Campus on Thursday, April 27, at 6 p.m.
  • April 24, 2017 by University Relations
    The Department of Higher Education welcomed Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate School of Education, as the featured speaker of the Critical Issues in Higher Education seminar in late summer.
  • April 24, 2017 by Jon Milhon ’87, Ph.D.
    Sarah O’Dell ’16 is an academic, who loves to learn. She loves the process of becoming broadly educated and believes it is connected to her calling. Her proficiency in research led to acceptance into MD/Ph.D. programs with still more interviews.
  • April 17, 2017 by University Relations
    Mark Szpakiewicz held a recital at Azusa Pacific to raise funds for the Soma Children’s Orchestra in Fukushima, Japan—a cause close to his heart.
  • April 17, 2017 by Chris Adams, Ph.D.
    APU invests in the support of ministry leaders through the launch of the Center for Vocational Ministry, which cultivates resilience in ministry students and leaders. The center provides resources enabling participants to flourish in ministry.
  • April 13, 2017 by Abigail E. Peck
    Commemorating the final day of Jesus on earth, Azusa Pacific University exhibits the Stations of the Cross on West Campus in the Duke Hallway.
  • April 12, 2017
    An expert in customer satisfaction, Azusa Pacific University business professor Julia Underwood comments on the United Airlines incident for the Los Angeles Times.
  • April 11, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    Azusa Pacific University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program gives students the opportunity to master new technology used in clinical practice through the iPad one-to-one program.
  • April 10, 2017 by Univeristy Relations
    Modeling uncommon civility in discourse and action, former congressmen Tony Hall and Frank Wolf addressed the APU community engaging the audience in a conversation about religious freedom, justice, human rights, and bipartisan cooperation.
  • April 10, 2017 by Caitlin Gipson
    Andrew Svehaug ’08, MBA ’09, as a high school sophomore,won the national chess championship for his age group. The title brought opportunities to tutor younger students, which led to the experience that changed everything.
  • April 7, 2017 by Abigail E. Peck
    Azusa Pacific hosted its second TEDx event with seven faculty experts presenting their ideas on inspiring innovation and meaning.
  • April 4, 2017
    The Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation recently awarded Azusa Pacific University a $750,000 grant to support the establishment of a Center for Public Affairs.
  • April 3, 2017 by University Relations
    APU Libraries hosted a free workshop for Los Angeles County teachers, to collaborate on innovative ways to make history more relevant to 21st-century students. The workshop focused on potential projects for the annual History Day L.A.
  • April 3, 2017 by University Relations
    Archaeologist Robert Mullins, Ph.D., professor of biblical studies, and his team unearthed a stone seal dating back approximately 3,000 years.
  • April 3, 2017 by Ryan Montague, Ph.D.
    When it comes to God, nothing is random—a reason lies behind everything. He is developing a larger story, even when we do not understand or recognize it from our limited point of view.
  • April 3, 2017 by Abigail E. Peck
    Azusa Pacific recently introduced a new mobile dining option. Students, faculty, and staff can experience this restaurant-on-wheels, featuring quality gourmet fare at a reasonable price.
  • March 22, 2017 by Abigail Elizabeth Peck
    At Azusa Pacific University’s core are faculty and staff members committed to serving their community with a spirit of care and authenticity. Exemplifying this calling, is APU trolley driver Tina Ellison.
  • March 15, 2017
    APU joins Biola University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Pepperdine University, in collaboration with the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), to host the Advancing Women in Leadership in Christian Higher Education Conference.
  • March 15, 2017
    The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities has received a grant of $100,000 in order to conduct research on the economic impact of Christian higher education.
  • March 14, 2017
    A significant partnership between Azusa Pacific University and the Charter Oak Unified School District creates a pathway to college for Charter Oak High School students.
  • March 13, 2017
    This independently organized, ticketed event, licensed by TED, and sponsored by APU’s Center for Research on Ethics and Values (CREV), will feature special speakers and TED Talk videos, supporting the theme “Innovation.”
  • March 2, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    Mexico Outreach is a long-standing tradition at APU, deeply cherished among students and alumni. Mobilizing students and local churches since 1970, this spring's trip runs from March 4-10 and involves approximately 250 APU students.
  • February 28, 2017 by Abigail Elizabeth Peck
    Luchy Binet Guerra, executive assistant to the executive vice president, recently received an unexpected honor from her former employer, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • January 25, 2017 by Abigail E. Peck
    Smith Hall resident advisors camped out to be first in line for the grand reopening of the Cougars' Den. “Camping outside the den started as a joke, but we realized that we had to see the transformation before anyone else,” said Sam Carleton.
  • January 18, 2017 by University Relations
    Azusa Pacific’s Anupama Jacob, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, named as the next emerging scholar for the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC).
  • January 17, 2017 by University Relations
    From comforting soldiers to coaching swimmers, Michael-David “Mo” Morales ’00, seeks to strengthen spirituality in others and train up young leaders for faith-based and secular environments.
  • January 9, 2017
    APU alumna Grace Eleyae '09, inventor of Satin Lined Caps (SLAPS), is recognized by Huffington Post as an African American female founder dominating the market in 2016.
  • January 7, 2017 by Micah McDaniel
    “APU has made me more confident, and I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d be doing had I not found this place. Track and field is something I do, but it’s not who I am.”
  • January 4, 2017 by University Relations
    Azusa Pacific seeks to reflect diversity in every aspect of its living and learning environment. The Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity supervises the Mosaic Caucus, an advisory group representing undergraduate student populations.
  • January 3, 2017 by University Relations
    In 2011, Katy Ann Gilmore, MFA ’14, made the drive from her home in Southern Illinois to Azusa, California. Influenced by the shifting landscapes on that drive, she used pen and pencil, and mixed media to bring topographical forms to life.
  • January 3, 2017 by University Relations
    In 2014, Waks, recipient of the 2013 APU Servant Leadership Award and a student in the Master of Divinity program at PTS, saw the potential of a new journal featuring the work of leading theologians to impact today’s Church.