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2015
April
April 27, 2015 by Pamela M. Christian, lettering by Patrick Hagan '15
Pamela M. Christian, Ph.D, shares how APU seeks to establish an environment characterized by civility and mutual respect.
April 27, 2015 by University Relations
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Azusa Pacific as 1 of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.
April 21, 2015 by Megan Ramirez '15
Teams That Thrive is a resource tool for senior leadership and ministry teams within the church as well as for teams in various kinds of organizations.
April 20, 2015 by University Relations
The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts selected English professor Emily Griesinger, Ph.D., to serve a four-year term on its national board, representing 97 schools.
April 16, 2015 by Camille Garcia '15
Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of English and is the author of five novels and four non-fiction books. This year marks the upcoming 20th anniversary and re-release of his first novel, Dreams of Caladria.
April 15, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
The Center for Research in Science challenged APU students and faculty to think differently about waste through their event, Re-Imagine.
April 14, 2015 by Camille Garcia '15
This spring, APU welcomed to campus internationally renowned suffering and disability theologians John Swinton, Ph.D., and Brian Brock, Ph.D., from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
April 13, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., now celebrates the release of her first book on April 14. God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Confirms the Creator (Worthy Publishing) examines how science and faith interact.
April 13, 2015 by Bethany Wagner '14
English professor and scholar Diana Pavlac Glyer explores the power of collaboration in pairs, especially through the work of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
April 13, 2015 by University Relations
University College's (UC) Bachelor of Arts in Applied Studies streamlines the process and breaks the mold of the typical degree completion program, offering an efficient way to increase earning potential and career advancement.
April 9, 2015 by Camille Garcia '15
Barbara Nicolosi Harrington, Honors College professor and Hollywood screenwriting veteran, coauthored Notes to Screenwriters: Advancing your Story, Screenplay, and Career with Whatever Hollywood Throws at You.
April 6, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
The largest exhibit of its kind outside of Israel has come to Los Angeles. The California Science Center, in partnership with The Israel Antiquities Authority, presents “The Dead Sea Scrolls.”
April 6, 2015 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, announced the selection of Robert H. Roller, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Business and Management (SBM), following a 16-month, nationwide search.
April 1, 2015 by University Relations
APU fostered its commitment to scholarship by hosting the annual campus– and community–wide multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the celebration of academic discovery—the William E. and Ernest L. Boyer Common Day of Learning (CDL).
March
March 31, 2015 by University Relations
For two Azusa Pacific students and one alumnus a chance meeting with Sylvester Stallone became their ticket to 15 minutes of fame and then some.
March 31, 2015 by University Relations
Rachel Gonzales-Castaneda, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, was recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, as 1 of 12 Emerging Scholars of the Year in the January 2015 issue.
March 30, 2015 by Christopher Noble
Azusa Pacific's High Sierra Semester integrates outdoor experience and leadership training into a humanities curriculum and employs a traditional "great books" approach to the liberal arts.
March 30, 2015 by University Relations
Students and faculty explored the incisive language and organic nature of America's cardinal text, the Declaration of Independence, when the Honors College hosted Danielle S. Allen, Ph.D., during a Koch Lecture Series event in February.
March 27, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
“Is Jesus a Capitalist or a Communist: Christian Response to the Problem of Poverty,” featured Peter Greer and Shane Claiborne, representing two distinct opinions on the effects of capitalism on poverty.
March 27, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
Azusa Pacific University social work majors, Sarah Hyde ’15, Abby Helmus ’14, and Allie Paul ’15, crafted a grant that won Maryvale's Emergency Care Center $60,000.
March 23, 2015 by University Relations
New commencement traditions established beginning this 2014–15 academic year.
March 16, 2015 by Tony Suleiman
Professional certification of Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Management (MAM) concentration in human resource management was recently renewed, maintaining the program’s elite nationwide standing.
March 16, 2015 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific students began a collaborative public art project that will be integrated into the architectural design of the Azusa Downtown Station, part of the Foothill Extension of the Metro Gold Line.
March 9, 2015 by University Relations
Before becoming Azusa Pacific University, the students of Azusa College anxiously anticipated merging and moving to their rivals campus, Los Angeles Pacific College (LAPC).
March 9, 2015 by University Relations
The School of Nursing received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to contribute to the development and expansion of the substance abuse and mental health workforce.
March 6, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
On March 21, 2015, Azusa Pacific University will hold a regional competition for burgeoning entrepreneurs, offering them a chance to win $20,000 and entry into the national competition in Silicon Valley with a $50,000 award.
March 5, 2015 by Camille Garcia '15
Barrie Schwortz, the official documenting photographer for The Shroud of Turin Research Project recounted the discoveries during a guest lecture at Azusa Pacific, hosted by the Phi Alpha Theta History Students Honors Society
March 2, 2015 by Evelyn Allen
Azusa Pacific graduates Deana Porterfield '88, M.A. '96, Ed.D., and Melanie J. Humphreys, Ph.D. '07 serve as the first female presidents of their respective institutions.
March 2, 2015 by University Relations
ZuVenturez, a start-up business plan competition for APU students, sponsored its second annual contest in November 2014.
February
February 23, 2015 by Jon Milhon
Elisa Hoellerich '12 believed she would never get into a physician assistant (PA) program. Professor Jon Milhon thought otherwise, and had so much confidence in her that he wrote her an "I told you so letter."
February 23, 2015 by University Relations
In November, APU presented Kindertransport, a drama production referencing the experiences of 10,000 Jewish children evacuate to England in 1938 through the story of one family.
February 18, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
Mothers possess many leadership qualities that any workplace desires. Kimberly B.W. Denu, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL and special advisor to the president and provost, unpacks this idea in a new book.
February 16, 2015 by University Relations
Known as "Mama Ellen" to the children at the orphanage in Leogane, Haiti, Elaine Rensink '01 founded and directs Lespri Haiti Mission, a nonprofit organization funding the orphanage and five ministry sites throughout Haiti.
February 16, 2015 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University and Citrus College joined efforts to celebrate the nation's military men and women at the ninth annual Saluting Our Veterans event on November 6, 2014.
February 9, 2015 by University Relations
students from the Young Executive Master of Arts in Management (YEMAM) program presented strategic initiatives designed to further Kaiser Permanente’s mission of providing high-quality health care, and KP officials chose two proposals to implement.
February 9, 2015 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Students return to APU from a semester overseas with Global Learning Term, a self-directed, cultural immersion experience.
February 9, 2015 by APU Life
Michael Burdett ’04, D.Phil. (Oxford), professor, theologian, and scientist, works to develop an effective dialogue for future academic leaders around the perceived conflict between science and religion.
February 9, 2015 by University Relations
Tim Peterson ’93, JD, and his firm now serve professional sports teams by providing legal counseling, training procedures, and managing risk and litigation involving player and non-player injuries.
February 9, 2015 by University Relations
University Libraries' Special Collections hosted the "Amazing and Astounding: Science Fiction Pulp Magazines from 1920 to 1950" exhibit. The display featured dozens of pulps lent by collector William Lomax, Ph.D.
February 4, 2015 by Cynndie Hoff
Diverse Issues in Higher Education named Rachel Castaneda, Ph.D., an Emerging Scholar for her groundbreaking research on addiction among young people.
February 2, 2015 by Micah McDaniel
Terrell Watson ’15, the 6-foot-2-inch, 240-pound Azusa Pacific University running back, summed up his life in a 40-character tweet this past summer while prepping for his senior year: “I’m honestly addicted to getting better.”
February 2, 2015 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific joined the Campus Program, an initiative that assists schools in preventing suicide and accidents involving prescription drug overdoses and alcohol poisoning.
January
January 26, 2015 by University Relations
APU's Gospel Choir hosted the fifth annual Gospel Music Heritage Month concert last fall with a night of music by Grammy-winning musician Fred Hammond.
January 23, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
For two Azusa Pacific students and one alumnus a chance meeting with Sylvester Stallone became their ticket to 15 minutes of fame and then some.
January 22, 2015 by Kate Sullivan '15
Five Azusa Pacific undergraduate students will represent the Bachelor of Social Work Program at a prestigious national conference this March.
January 20, 2015 by Corbin Hoornbeek
After traveling a painful and perplexing road, Emily LaVelle '14 discovered a God of hope and His plan for her life as an artist.
January 19, 2015 by University Relations
Students enrolled in the Television Workshop now film news segments on their new production set for APU's news program, Capture.
January 14, 2015 by Cynndie Hoff
Why does art matter? Does it serve a purpose in society? And what is art’s place in the Christian academy? Azusa Pacific University offers a resounding, "Yes!," and seeks to equip those called to be difference makers in this creative field.
January 12, 2015 by Cynndie Hoff
“The Ethics of Storytelling,” the theme for the 28th annual David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference on February 7, 2015, explores the power of the story and how it enables people to connect with and understand concepts on a deeper level.
January 12, 2015 by Gary Black Jr.
Six streams form a river of faith, representing the rich history and diverse tapestry of Christian life.
January 12, 2015 by University Relations
A look back at Azusa Pacific's major accomplishments during 2013—14.
January 5, 2015 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Service is one of Azusa Pacific’s Four Cornerstones and the backbone of its relationship with the community.