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2010
December
December 21, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
Sarah Adams, Ph.D., has always had a passion for literature. Now she's sharing it with her students.
December 20, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
More than 175 volunteers from APU and the sourrounding community spread holiday joy and cheer by caroling.
December 17, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Azusa Pacific earned 1 of 100 honored spots on Kiplinger’s 2010 list of Best Values in Private Colleges.
December 15, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
Not sure how to spend your time during the holidays? Here are some helpful suggestions.
December 15, 2010 by Georgeann Halburian Ikuma
In the spirit of faithfulness, hope, and reconciliation, 24 former students—all Japanese Americans forced into internment camps during World War II—will be honored at APU’s Winter Commencement on December 18, 2010.
December 15, 2010 by Joe Reinsch
A pre-med major and center midfielder who helped guide the APU men’s soccer team to top-15 rankings two years in a row, Ashkon Banihashemi ’11 relishes the character-building that comes from being a student-athlete.
December 10, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
Celebrate Christmas, an APU tradition for more than 20 years, kicked off the evening of Friday, December 3.
December 6, 2010 by Caitlin Gipson
While she never expected to be a parent a second time around, Marilyn Collins ’85 considers her four grandchildren the next reiteration of her mission—a role God had been preparing her for all of her life.
December 1, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11 and Nina Karim '10
On December 2, Azusa Pacific Theater opens their latest production, Steel Magnolias, based on the book by Robert Harling.
November
November 22, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
Thanksgiving reminds us that everyone has different things to be thankful for, and celebrates the holiday in different ways.
November 22, 2010 by Jessica Sherer
Often homesick and scared, many military personnel turn to God in the field. APU’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program prepares cadets to speak words of faith into the lives of fellow service men and women when they need it most.
November 21, 2010 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University works diligently to keep its WASC accreditation up to date. With the Institutional Proposal complete, APU now moves to the Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR), scheduled for March 9–11, 2011.
November 19, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
Two senior art majors, Molly Gardner and Caroline Craner, host art exhibits for their senior shows.
November 15, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Students met during Global Vision Week to discuss the lack of clean water worldwide. Although statistics seem dismal, students learned they can have an impact to help bring water to impoverished nations.
November 15, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
On November 4, Azusa Pacific University hosted a celebration for those who attended the Third Lausanne Congress to share their experience with others.
November 9, 2010 by Michaela Pereira '12
APU students often hike nearby Garcia trail, but many may not know that APU has a program for those who enjoy these activities called Outdoor Adventures.
November 8, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
As a part of Global Vision Week, APU students were able to tour the Slum Simulation project, which recreated the realistic living conditions of more than 1.3 billion people around the world.
November 8, 2010 by Becky Keife
Leading two small fitness programs, APU students boost activity levels and a regard for healthy living in the surrounding community—one youngster at a time.
November 5, 2010 by Michaela Pereira '12
Azusa Pacific University's Center for Student Action brings together a collection of offices to meet local and international needs.
November 1, 2010 by April Overholt '11
APU's mentoring programs allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to connect on a deeper level.
October
October 29, 2010 by Michaela Pereira '12
One of Azusa Pacific University’s most popular chapels, Kaleo meets on Wednesday nights and has its own unique characteristics.
October 25, 2010 by Sabrina Wong
With 250,000 community college students enrolled statewide, APU’s transfer student recruitment pays off: As diversity and applicant numbers rise, more and more transfer students are experiencing a God First community at a fraction of the cost.
October 21, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
The Clothesline Project came to APU in an effort to honor women who have been victims and survivors of abuse.
October 20, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Find out about APU's new assistant campus pastors, Grace Kim and Coba Canales.
October 14, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
On Tuesday, September 28, APU’s School of Theology welcomed award-winning author and philosopher, Dallas Willard, Ph.D., to speak on campus.
October 11, 2010 by Tally Flint
Russ ’86, M.A. ’93 and Gina (McDaniel) Cline ’86, distinguished by more than 30 years of global service and their steadfast willingness to remain open and obedient to God’s will, receive this year’s Alumni of the Year Award.
October 7, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
When it comes to their music, Jonathan Lord '11 and Brian Svehaug '10 exemplify dedication, diligence, and hard work.
October 4, 2010 by April Overholt '11
A favorite of the APU community, author Shauna Niequist shares time with students answering personal questions and providing tips for writing and publishing.
October 4, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
City Links brought together students, neighbors, and churches for three days of service in Azusa and several surrounding cities.
September
September 27, 2010 by Caitlin Gipson | illustrations by Patrick Hruby
With thousands of students poised to change the world, APU works to knock down barriers to a college degree for future students, and finds creative ways to engage and retain current students.
September 23, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '11
APU hosted CIVA-sponsored art exhibition, Art and Text, in the Duke Art Gallery from September 13 through September 30.
September 20, 2010 by Lauren Zaczek
APU’s first-ever NAIA All-American swimmer Kaylen Hewko ’11 emerges as a natural leader and an example of what women can accomplish through APU’s aquatics programs—all while passionately pursing her degree in nursing.
September 13, 2010 by Sabrina Wong
Equipped with the competence of their training and the passion of their faith, APU graduates participating in Teach for America draw upon the power and leadership their teaching affords to transform struggling youth in school.
September 7, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
Incoming freshmen are excited about the new journey they're beginning at Azusa Pacific University. Meet a few members of APU’s class of 2014.
September 7, 2010 by April Overholt '11
APU Theater's 2010–11 season took off with a professional production of Shakespeare's still-relatable comedy, Twelfth Night
September 3, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Studying can be a daunting task. Learn more about effective tips to help you succeed!
August
August 31, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Alumna Jacqueline (Spelts) Roth '02 raises tuition money for an incoming freshman from Kenya.
August 30, 2010 by Bart McHenry
In light of today's media explosion, APU students work to contribute to the next generation's human spirit through the arts.
August 23, 2010 by April Overholt '11
As the first day of classes quickly approaches, each department does its part to prepare for students' arrival.
August 20, 2010 by University Relations
APU gears up for a more current Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation.
August 16, 2010 by Becky Keife
A single encounter with a young boy at school altered the life of Jaci (Kostka '83) Hasemeyer and that of many children—22 of whom she and her husband have now fostered.
August 11, 2010 by April Overholt '11
English professor Ralph Carlson, Ph.D., accomplishes his first printed book of poetry.
August 2, 2010 by Chris Easterly
Inspired by a 2004 missions trip to Zambia, Vaughn Spethmann '07 and Dustin McBride '07 transformed the lives of many Zambians through their innovative business.
August 1, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler '11
Since 1998, Azusa Pacific's Neighborhood Wellness Center has been offering services and developing new programs to educate the community about healthy living.
July
July 27, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., has taught in APU's Department of English since 1991. Read more about his professional accomplishments and the traits that make him a student favorite.
July 26, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
Caleb Russell's faith in God and dedication to excellence make him an exceptional musician.
July 24, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Thesis art exhibition Sacred Offense: Offerings offered a unique perspective of the American desert.
July 21, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Professor Monica Ganas, Ph.D., recently wrote Under the Influence, a book exploring the dangerous impacts "California-ism" has on the world.
July 19, 2010 by Bill Plaschke
On the heels of a disheartening national championship upset, the APU men's basketball team arrived back on campus to be greeted as a true winner.
July 15, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
As World Cup mania took the world by storm, Azusa Pacific's summer sports camps gave the local youth a chance to live out their dreams with the sports they love.
July 13, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler '11
The Azusa Conservatory of Music hosts its first summer music camp for local Azusa students, offering a variety of classes in different areas of music.
July 13, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Local nonprofit program, Homework House, launches its successful summer program for the 11th consecutive year.
July 8, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler '11
This summer, 215 Azusa students, third grade through high school, gather on APU campus participating in the ninth annual G.A.T.E Summer School Program.
July 5, 2010 by William Yarchin
Integrating faith and learning, one APU course gets students thinking like King Solomon as they reflect on real-life wisdom.
June
June 30, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
As IMT works to resolve internet problems, find out how the APU community can help conserve network resources.
June 30, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
Visitors to Azusa Pacific University experience one of the rarest pieces of history as five Dead Sea Scroll fragments, along with dozens of other rare biblical artifacts, have been on display.
June 29, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
Authors Anonymous members use their summer break to hone their craft.
June 24, 2010 by April Overholt '11
Rachel Pietka '06 becomes the second APU alumni to join the prestigious group of Lilly Graduate Fellows.
June 21, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler '11
Azusa Pacific's School of Business and Management launches the new Millennium Master's in Business Administration Program, allowing students to travel around the world while completing their degree.
June 21, 2010 by Jennifer E. Walsh and Stuart C. Strother
With the recent health care reform debate fresh in many minds, two APU professors reflect on the importance of political engagement, consumer freedom, and "we the people."
June 17, 2010 by Ahmed Sedam '11
The Nancy Moore/Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship Program gives students a tight knit community while developing leaders to strengthen the community.
June 16, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
In the wake of a struggling economy, former men’s soccer team head coach David Irby ’75 discusses how Surge International uses soccer to bridge political and social gaps all over the world.
June 9, 2010 by Briauhnna A. Phelps
APU's University Choir and Orchestra experienced God in a big way during their annual May tour.
June 3, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler
Three Students. Three Bicycles. 3,328 Miles. 44 Cities. One Cure.
June 3, 2010 by McKenzie Feitler and April Overholt
APU Theater presents a musical for the first time in the new amphitheater at the Wynn Academic Center.
May
May 18, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
On May 8, Azusa Pacific graduate and undergraduate students participated in the university's 100th commencement ceremony.
May 4, 2010 by Nina Karim, '10
On Thursday, April 29, APU's School of Business and Management and the Scholars for Business Achievement hosted Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy in the Wilden Atrium.
May 4, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
Azusa Reads celebrated 10 years of promoting literacy in Azusa.
May 3, 2010 by Brandon Wong '10
The Earth Day inspired art exhibit featured the work of seven student artists expressing and sharing their interpretation of environment with viewers.
May 3, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
Toshiko Shoji Ito, a Japanese internment camp survivor, spoke to an Ethnic Studies class at APU about her experience as a teenager at the camp.
April
April 23, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
Azusa Pacific University's Mexico Outreach Program welcomed special guests and past participants to celebrate 40 years of ministry in Mexicali.
April 23, 2010 by William Yarchin, adapted from the forthcoming exhibition viewbook
APU's exhibition of Bibles and biblical manuscripts offers the chance to learn more of the Bible’s history by directly observing its tangible textual traces.
April 23, 2010 by Cynndie Hoff
Leaving his flock to search for a stray, a young Bedouin shepherd explored the limestone cliffs and caves along the northwestern rim of the Dead Sea near Qumran.
April 21, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '10
Students and faculty from APU partnered with Citrus College to create the Economic Development Plan, designed to address Azusa's current and growing retail needs.
April 20, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Recent research from the AICCU shows how private universities like APU can cost students less in the long run than California state schools.
April 19, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
Azusa Pacific University introduced three new living-learning areas for the 2010-11 year.
April 14, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
The end of the spring semester is always a call for celebration. It is a time to reflect and appreciate the college experience, this year was no different with Alumni Initiation.
April 9, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
The 18th annual Common Day of Learning, themed "cling to what is good," was meant to invoke relection of the nature of goodness and the One who is good in the midst of a busy and imperfect world.
April 9, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
Azusa Pacific's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won the SIFE regional competition in Orange County and advances to nationals.
April 8, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
For the fourth consecutive year, the Office of Residence Life hosted the RezLife 5k.
April 5, 2010 by Brandon Wong '10
This year's Communications Ethics Conference examined one of the most talked about topics in the communication and marketing world: social and new media.
April 1, 2010 by G. James Daichendt
Given the plethora of styles and theories, how does a Christian university traverse the art world?
March
March 30, 2010 by Nina Karim '10
This spring, APU's School of Business and Management welcomed five professionals to campus for the 2010 Business Speaker Series.
March 22, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '10
APU joined a global discussion of critical issues facing the Church today through a gathering of evangelical leaders and APU community members on March 18.
March 18, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
APU's Psychology Club brings together students and faculty with the shared interest of studying and building up the field of psychology.
March 16, 2010 by Bethany Pillow '10
Grammy Award-winning conductor Jerry Blackstone presides over an Invitational Choral Festival for local high school students, hosted by the School of Music.
March 12, 2010 by Nina Karim, '10
In February, APU's School of Music presented Music in the Time of War, a week-long lecture and concert series to explore the music and people of World War II.
March 3, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
The new Welcome Center allows the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to implement new media in campus tours, offering visitors a richer experience.
February
February 22, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '10
Two senior art majors recently brought Warchild, an exhibit comprised of artwork from displaced children and young adults in Burma, to APU's Heritage Art Gallery.
February 22, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Learn more about the events and programs sponsored by the Women's Resource Center.
February 22, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
President Jon Wallace spoke at the Presidential Forum on College and Financial Aid about the challenges of applying for and affording college.
February 21, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
Local leaders came together to share a year-end report with the community and updates on what's next for the city of Azusa.
February 21, 2010 by University Relations
APU continues to prepare for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) and the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER), scheduled for March 9–11, 2011, and Oct. 10–12, 2012.
February 18, 2010 by Bethany Pillow '10
APU Theater wraps up their presentation of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1950s play.
February 8, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '10
photos by Skyler Russell '13
Azusa Pacific recently dedicated the renovated Carl E. Wynn Academic Center, which expands the university's facilities, allowing APU to better serve current and prospective students.
January
January 29, 2010 by Bethany Pillow '10
APU Opera puts a fun twist on classical opera with their 1970s rendition of selections by the composer Händel.
January 27, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
When the Azusa Pacific University community heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti that has claimed more than 100,000 lives, conversations began about how to support and assist relief efforts.
January 26, 2010 by Jaime Garispe '10
Art professor David Carlson, MFA, merges creative objects to create a "Utopian Playground," on display at APU's Duke Art Gallery.
January 26, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart '10
Read about APU's involvement in the annual "Hands Across Azusa" event and guest speaker Eric Sundquist's lecture titled, "Martin Luther King's Dream."
January 22, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
In addition to a widening of recycling efforts, APU has spent the last two years working on ways to reduce and be better stewards of the environment.
January 22, 2010 by Karla Shirvanian '10
APU held the first ever culinary challenge in conjunction with the 10th annual National Association of College and University Food Services Culinary Challenge.
January 20, 2010 by Sarah Reinhart ‘10
The second installment in the three-part science symposium featured distinguished medical professionals and keynote speaker David Baltimore, Ph.D.
January 14, 2010 by Bethany Pillow '10
Graduate TESOL students Dreah Jin and Pauline Li use their experiences to motivate other non-native English speaking teachers at the 2009 Asia TEFL Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.