News Archive


  • April 25, 2017 by Joy Netanya Thompson
    College graduation rates can reveal much about schools and even the cost of tuition. Plus, tips for how to graduate on time.
  • 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 Rebekah Bruckner
    “The idea just came to me,” said Lauren Meyering, ’17, cinematic arts major and director/writer of Foolish Smarts and How to Lose Them, a student film produced as one of APU’s senior capstone projects in the Department of Cinematic Arts.
  • 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 18, 2017 by Logan Cain
    John Thornton, Ph.D., professor and chair of accounting ethics at Azusa Pacific’s School of Accounting, recently published his new book, Jesus’ Terrible Financial Advice: Flipping the Tables on Peace, Prosperity, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  • April 18, 2017 by Lucero Denisse Oceguera ’18
    Three Azusa Pacific alumni and first-generation college graduates will enter or continue in the teaching field this fall, serving communities most impacted by educational inequity as corps members of Teach for America.
  • 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
    The university will close on April 14 for Good Friday. We wish everyone a blessed Easter weekend!
  • April 13, 2017 by Allison Oster
    The university will close on April 14 for Good Friday. We wish everyone a blessed Easter weekend!
  • 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 11, 2017 by Logan Cain
    With their careers on the line, 12 APU alumni, now fourth year medical students, were matched with residencies in the specialties of their choice in a process mirroring draft day in professional sports.
  • 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 by Evan R. Cain
    Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English and scholar of Catholic short-story writer Andre Dubus, recently published her book, Moving Toward Redemption: Spirituality and Disability in the Late Writings of Andre Dubus.
  • April 3, 2017 by Evan R. Cain
    APU’s School of Theology hosts this year’s Theology Conference, Whistling in the Dark: Conversations on the Theology of Craig Keen, on Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
  • 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 Micah McDaniel
    Oliver Petty ’12, M.A. ’13 heard of APU through a friend, and two weeks before the 2008 season began, dropped off his highlight film with the coaches. After the coaching staff watched the film, Petty was offered a roster spot.
  • 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 31, 2017 by Lucero Denisse Oceguera ’18
    APU’s School of Education recently hosted its second annual Educator Hiring Fair, helping current and aspiring educators connect with nearly 70 hiring representatives from educational institutions across Southern California.
  • 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 13, 2017 by Evan R. Cain
    For a political science student, working in the California State Legislature directly following graduation sounds too good to be true. Not so for APU alumna Alexis Leicht, ‘16.
  • 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.
  • March 1, 2017
    TEDx Azusa Pacific University will take place on Tues., March 28, 2017, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Watch live online.
  • 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.
  • February 27, 2017 by Abigail Elizabeth Peck
    Throughout Disability Awareness Week, various activities take place to inspire conversations on the topic of disability and remind the community that each student possesses unique abilities and perspectives that are greater than their impairments.
  • February 23, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    APU film and theater experts discuss the acclaim of La La Land, Damien Chazzele’s vibrant, dreamlike musical, and this year’s top grossing Oscar-nominated movie.
  • February 17, 2017 by Lucero Denisse Oceguera ’18
    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.
  • February 16, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.
  • February 15, 2017 by Logan Cain
    Amy Black, Ph.D., author and professor of political science at Wheaton College, addressed APU with her lecture, “Evangelicals and American Politics: Obstacles and Opportunities,” stressing that evangelical identity needs to be rooted in Christ.
  • February 13, 2017 by Logan Cain
    Leading social commentator, community activist, professor, and pastor Michael W. Waters brought his message of racial reconciliation to Azusa Pacific University as a guest speaker.
  • February 10, 2017 by David Dyer, Ph.D.
    David Dyer, Ph.D., executive director of Azusa Pacific's master's in biotechnology program, discusses the importance of bioethics, from a Christian perspective, in the quickly advancing field of biotechnology.
  • February 1, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    As part of its effort to deepen and extend its relationships with elected officials, Azusa Pacific University invited California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer to campus to inspire students of color to lead.
  • 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 23, 2017 by Evan R. Cain
    Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Science in Nursing in Healthcare Administration and Leadership, launched in spring 2017, prepares students to improve healthcare services by giving them the skills to become competent and compassionate leaders.
  • 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 12, 2017 by Rebekah Bruckner
    When Bishop David Gerard O’Connell, Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, under the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, walked onto campus the occasion marked the first time APU hosted a pastoral visit by a Catholic bishop.
  • 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 9, 2017 by Cynndie Hoff
    Azusa Pacific earns a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 9th time. The award affirms APU’s on-going commitment to God-honoring excellence in service.
  • 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.