News Archive


  • September 26, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University announces the appointment of Glendora resident Robert R. Duke, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Theology.
  • September 26, 2016 by Regina Chow Trammel, MSW, LCSW
    As Christians who are both citizens of the world and inheritors of heaven through Christ, we must recognize peace as more than a feeling and as promise of God and the reality of the world to come.
  • September 19, 2016 by Stephen P. Johnson, DMA
    In choosing joy, we remain anchored in Christ’s goodness amidst even the most challenging circumstances, including the divisiveness of the current political climate.
  • September 15, 2016 by Robert Duke, Ph.D.
    The first fruit of the spirit that should be present in a Spirit-filled life is love. Our lives should reflect confidence in God’s sovereignty throughout our political engagement this election season.
  • September 15, 2016 by Kevin Mannoia, Ph.D.
    Each Monday leading up to the November election, Azusa Pacific will publish a message on the fruit of the Spirit written by an APU community member about how to approach political engagement.
  • September 8, 2016
    A stone seal dating back approximately 3,000 years was discovered by archaeologist Robert Mullins, Ph.D., professor of biblical studies at Azusa Pacific University, and his team during a summer dig at Abel Beth Maacah in Israel.
  • September 8, 2016
    Azusa Pacific libraries host a free workshop to help teachers introduce primary sources into their classrooms to create a History Day project,featuring the university's Presidential Signature Collection.
  • September 7, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Professor Patricia Andujo, Ph.D., participates in the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Toni Morrison Society meeting the beloved author and dialoging with Morrison scholars.
  • September 2, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University student Alain Julian León, received a 2016-17 Scholarly Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) award for his project "Minding the 'Unbridgeable Gap': The Future of Conscientious Objection in a Secular Age."
  • August 31, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Azusa Pacific University’s Office of Orientation and Transitions hosted a campus wide game of freeze tag in Cougar Athletic Stadium, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest single game of freeze tag.
  • August 29, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University’s office of Orientation and Transitions attempts record breaking game of freeze tag.
  • August 19, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Metro Goldline hosts Bryan Clay, former Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, at the APU/Citrus station.
  • August 18, 2016
    The Windgate Charitable Foundation awarded Azusa Pacific University a 1:2 challenge grant of $3 million to establish scholarships.Azusa Pacific recently reached the goal by raising $1.5 million, increasing the art endowment to $4.5 million.
  • August 16, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University alumnae Nancy M. Harcar ’13 was selected for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English in the West Bank Palestinian Territories.
  • August 16, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University student Tess Scherkenback, received the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Young Scholar Award for Public Policy Research Values & Capitalism for 2016-17.
  • August 11, 2016
    New changes to Senate Bill 1146 would preserve religious freedom and student choice at California Christian colleges.
  • August 10, 2016
    The Association of Faith-Based Institutions (AFBI) is supportive of proposed amendments of Senate Bill 1146, which will protect Cal Grants for students who choose to attend a religious college or university.
  • August 9, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University nursing students wash the feet of some of Victorville's homeless population during the 'Socks, Shoes, and Salvation' event at the Salvation Army.
  • July 12, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing recently received three grants totaling more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
  • July 11, 2016
    Forbes ranks Azusa Pacific University among the best schools in the nation for 2016. The 660 colleges listed represent the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions. APU ranks 391, up from last year’s 398.
  • July 11, 2016 by University Relations
    Robert A. Mullins, Ph.D., and Nava Panitz-Cohen, Ph.D., lead teams to revisit the Abel Beth Maacah region, to add fresh insight into ancient civilizations and contribute valuable data to the collective body of biblical and historical knowledge.
  • June 28, 2016
    Robert Duke, Ph.D., interim dean of Azusa Pacific's School of Theology and Seminary, says this election cycle perpetuates misunderstandings of what constitutes true evangelicalism.
  • June 20, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, discusses SB 1146 and its potential impact to California's religious universities.
  • June 2, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
    Azusa Pacific University launches a new Master’s of Science in Athletic Training program, beginning in fall 2016. The professional demand for quality athletic trainers is increasing across the country.
  • May 20, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University graduate Emma Palm, a Rancho Cucamonga, California, resident received a prestigious Fulbright Award for the 2016-17 school year.
  • May 16, 2016 by Ryan T. Hartwig
    Camille Endacott--Ronald Outstanding Senior--is an APU graduate who exhibits excellent academic achievement and exemplary character.
  • May 9, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
    Charles Johns '95 directs the youth programs staff and operations at MACC Development, an organization meeting the needs of an underprivileged east Detroit neighborhood. “We have become a family,” said Johns.
  • May 2, 2016 by APU Life
    Jolyn Davidson earned a degree in clinical social work and a Master of Arts in Student Development at APU. Today, she draws on this rich background to journey with clients, helping them change attitudes that negatively affect their lives.
  • April 25, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
    Sitting alone in a hospital next to her mother’s bedside, Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP ’13, knew she had found her calling. Freeman comes alongside cancer patients as a supportive care nurse practitioner at the City of Hope National Medical Center.
  • April 4, 2016
    Major League Baseball All Star Steven Vogt '07 returns to his alma mater with an inspirational gift for the APU baseball team. See the video by Yahoo Sports' The Post Game.
  • April 4, 2016 by Luba Zakharov
    Given the digital proliferation of books, journals, and aggregated databases now available for online research, why do special libraries such as APU's Special Collections matter to libraries?
  • March 28, 2016 by Logan Cain
    On March 17, APU’s Department of Social Work hosted a cross-disciplinary forum to discuss the issue of poverty in America.
  • March 28, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
    Outside the realm of sports, athletic trainers serve and protect people in countless industries. In May 2017, APU’s first graduate cohort of athletic training students will receive their degrees, ready to safeguard people of all fields.
  • March 22, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University Theater continues its 21st season with the hit musical Hairspray. The show runs Thurs.-Sat., March 31-April 6, with Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • March 22, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
    APU hosted its inaugural Disability Awareness Week intended to invoke conversations that explore the relationship between the APU community and individuals with disabilities.
  • March 21, 2016 by Caitlin Gipson
    “What if the Church became the human incubator for the world’s best future?” asked pastor Erwin McManus. This seed became Wayfare coworking space and Wayfare Labs in Costa Mesa, examples of Christ-following entrepreneurship.
  • March 17, 2016 by APU Life
    Darryl Qualls ’96, chief deputy for the Pasadena Police Department, uses his upbringing in the town he serves today as his heart and soul to promote racial reconciliation between the police and his community.
  • March 15, 2016 by APU Life
    As founding executive director for the Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN), Wolfram Alderson ’04's latest endeavor brings him full circle to his passion for creating change that uplifts others.
  • March 1, 2016
    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, discusses Super Tuesday's possible implications for the presidential race and for California's primary in June with the media.
  • February 29, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes host the 32nd Annual Night of Champions.
  • February 26, 2016 by Rachel White
    Active duty may be behind him, but for Andrew Montes '15, a new chapter of service is just beginning, as he pursues a career to assist veterans in need.
  • February 19, 2016 by Logan Cain
    Students who graduate with a liberal arts education tend to possess leadership ability, morality, and life satisfaction. APU and its Honors College seeks to instill these three traits in its students-—molding brighter minds and better people.
  • February 16, 2016 by Rachel White
    Harmony Lantham '17 recently secured the title of Miss Rodeo USA. She will travel more than 100,000 miles this year, representing the International Professional Rodeo association across the nation.
  • February 15, 2016 by Rachel White
    Daniel Chetti '76, Ph.D., as a professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, views history in the making.
  • February 10, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
    USA Today named Azusa Pacific University among the 10 best U.S. colleges to earn a nursing degree for 2015-16.
  • February 1, 2016 by Micah McDaniel
    LyDell Cardwell ’15 grew up on the rough streets of East Palo Alto, California. Cardwell had every opportunity to get mixed up with violence, gangs, and negativity, but he didn’t.
  • January 28, 2016 by Rachel White
    Melanie Tierce's '17 heartfelt “American Idol” audition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” earned Tierce a golden ticket and these impressive words from Connick Jr.,“Best audition I’ve heard in three years as a judge.”
  • January 25, 2016 by Christopher Flannery
    Christopher Flannery, Ph.D., discusses the great works curriculum that forms the foundation of APU’s Honors College.
  • January 25, 2016 by APU Life
    More than 50 doctoral program directors and faculty representing 19 Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) schools gathered at Azusa Pacific to explore successful models and methods of doctoral program delivery.
  • January 22, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University standout Terrell Watson '15 could take the NFL by storm next season. On Wed., Jan. 20, he signed with the Cleveland Browns.
  • January 22, 2016 by Rachel White
    When Jennifer Lopez reached across the “American Idol” judges’ table and handed APU senior Jessica Cabral a golden ticket, she felt like everything in her life had led her to that moment.
  • January 15, 2016 by Rachel White
    Among the more than 1,700 private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide, Azusa Pacific University standouts out as exceptional value and a smart investment.
  • January 13, 2016
    Former Rams offensive lineman Jackie Slater, who serves as APU's assistant football coach, shares his excitement about the team moving back to L.A.
  • January 8, 2016
    Two APU students begin their "American Idol" journey.