Hope and Faith: Honorary Degrees for Double Major

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. Read more

More Guts, Less Glory

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. Read more

Grand Parenting

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.Read more

Steel Magnolias

On December 2, Azusa Pacific Theater opens their latest production, Steel Magnolias, based on the book by Robert Harling.Read more


Mission: Evangelism

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.Read more

APU Prepares for Spring 2011 WASC Visit

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.Read more

Global Vision Week Examines the Water Crisis

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.Read more

Getting the Seminary into the Slums

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. Read more

Moving to Change

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.Read more


APU—A Real Community College

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.Read more

Dallas Willard Speaks at APU

On Tuesday, September 28, APU’s School of Theology welcomed award-winning author and philosopher, Dallas Willard, Ph.D., to speak on campus.Read more

Global Impact

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.Read more

And the Beat Goes On

When it comes to their music, Jonathan Lord '11 and Brian Svehaug '10 exemplify dedication, diligence, and hard work.Read more

The City Links Experience

City Links brought together students, neighbors, and churches for three days of service in Azusa and several surrounding cities.Read more


Making a Splash

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.Read more

Closing the Achievement Gap

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.Read more

Welcome Class of 2014

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.Read more


Walking Her Talk

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.Read more

Spokes of Self-Sufficiency

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.Read more


Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Bentz

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. Read more

APU Helps Young Musicians Grow

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. Read more


Healthy Engagement

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."Read more


2010 APU Commencement

On May 8, Azusa Pacific graduate and undergraduate students participated in the university's 100th commencement ceremony.Read more

President of Chick-fil-A Speaks at APU

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. Read more

Earth Day Art Exhibit

The Earth Day inspired art exhibit featured the work of seven student artists expressing and sharing their interpretation of environment with viewers. Read more


Alumni Initiation 2010

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.Read more

Common Day of Learning

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.Read more

RezLife 5k

For the fourth consecutive year, the Office of Residence Life hosted the RezLife 5k.Read more



WASC Accreditation Update

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.Read more


Recycling Program Expanded

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.Read more

Conference Call: Teaching the Teachers

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.Read more