2001-2002 Annual Report
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General Information - 2002 Annual Report - Azusa Pacific University

Our Mission Statement
Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.

Our Cornerstones
Azusa Pacific University is an institution built on four cornerstones: Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service. These four components define why APU exists.

Christ – Belief in Christ is central to all that we think and do, and who we are. It is this understanding of God’s love that informs all our pursuits: academic, community, and service. Colossians 1:15-18

Scholarship – We are called to scholarship permeated by our Christian faith. We are committed to teaching excellence. The liberal arts is central in the curriculum, for we are dedicated to the education of the whole person. At the same time, we value the role of professional offerings that prepare students for specific careers. Proverbs 4:5-9

Community – We believe in community. We are a richly diverse people who value the worth of each individual. Our mission is to encourage, equip, and enable each student to fulfill his or her great potential, and in turn, encourage, equip, and enable others. Romans 15:5-7

Service – Service is at the heart of our local and international outreach, missions, and service-learning endeavors. Our students often find these experiences to be among the greatest of their lives. Romans 12:9-13


Four speakers were featured in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Artist Lecture Series: Reggie Young, writer and scholar from the University of Louisiana, spoke on "Writing Bluesville"; Hugh Ross, an astrophysicist from Southern California, spoke on "The Problem of Time in the Science/Religion Dialogue on Creation"; Peter Skerry, political scientist from Claremont McKenna College, spoke on "Public Policy Toward the Largest Non-White Minority in California"; and Nigel Goodwin, a British author and actor, spoke on "Christians in the Creative Arts."

The School of Business and Management began a Weekend MBA Program on the Azusa campus with an enrollment of eight students. The program meets Friday nights and Saturdays.