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2012
December
December 31, 2012 by University Relations
The 2011–12 academic year proved to be an exciting time of new opportunities and positive changes for Azusa Pacific University.
December 24, 2012 by University Relations
APU launches the Office of Curricular Support to streamline design and implementation of new academic curricula and programs.
December 17, 2012 by University Relations
Eight APU faculty members traveled to Oxford University to further explore the integration of faith and scholarship.
December 17, 2012 by Cynndie Hoff
Gene Piester, known for his integrity and perseverance, shows his obedience to God and commitment to education by generously giving to APU.
December 16, 2012 by Brianne Martin '13
As the campus community prepares for the holiday season, Azusa Pacific students, faculty, and staff members share some of their most beloved Christmas traditions.
December 13, 2012 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, announced the selection of Robert Welsh, Ph.D., as dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences.
December 11, 2012 by Mary Biroscak '13
Graduate school application deadlines are approaching and many students are in the final stages of applying. Professor Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., offers some insight into the process.
December 10, 2012 by University Relations
The School of Business and Management celebrates its new membership in the prestigious Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) National Honorary and Professional Management Fraternity.
December 10, 2012 by Shannon Linton
APU graduates faithfully give back to their alma mater according to their ability, knowing that every gift makes a lasting difference in the university and in the lives of students.
December 7, 2012 by Brendon Cadman '13
Jars of Clay put on a free concert for APU students to raise awareness for Blood:Water Mission. Students were challenged to give a dollar to help provide clean water in Africa.
December 6, 2012 by University Relations
This year, APU celebrates the anniversaries of four significant, rare pieces in the university's Special Collections.
December 3, 2012 by Caitlin Gipson
An expert in the groundbreaking field of neuromarketing, Thomas Rotthowe, MBA '93, DBA, developed an innovative approach to marketing that heralds a shift in the way manufacturers, retailers, and marketers do business.
November
November 29, 2012 by University Relations
APU's School of Theology adds to their collection 2,000 Korean books belonging to the late Paul Jin Kyung '58, D.D., Litt.D., the "Billy Graham of Korea."
November 22, 2012 by University Relations
APU students, faculty, and alumni compete to design the hottest new skateboard art for Utility Board Shop.
November 19, 2012 by Gary Pine
Julie Snodgrass, a foster parent, partner in youth ministry, and head coach of the Azusa Pacific women's water polo team, empowers those around her and passionately follows God in all areas of her life.
November 16, 2012 by Rachel White
When the USA women’s water polo team took to the podium at the London 2012 Olympic games to receive their medals, Dan Klatt M.S. ’10, beamed with pride. As their assistant coach, he shared the challenges of building a unified team.
November 15, 2012 by Bethany Wagner
Keeping APU on the forefront of technology, the Computer Store brings quality customer service, discounted prices, and a high standard of professionalism to campus
November 15, 2012 by University Relations
APU faculty join forces with USC to conduct research that could revolutionize the battle against lung cancer.
November 5, 2012 by Kimberly Rios '13
Azusa Pacific University teamed up with the Azusa Unified School District and the Southern California Edison Federal Credit Union (SCE FCU) Foundation on Tuesday, October 22, 2012, to teach money management skills to local teens.
November 5, 2012 by Carole J. Lambert
Jesus' Parable of the Good Samaritan calls us to reflect God's love in radical ways to the people around us, following the powerful examples of modern-day Good Samaritans Martin Luther King Jr. and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
November 1, 2012 by Brianne Martin '13
During APU’s annual Strengths Week, hosted by the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education, students learn more about their strengths, preparing them for their time at APU and beyond.
October
October 29, 2012 by Kimberly Rios
After working for two of the nation’s most prominent organizations, Thomas Cairns is using his professional experience to help Azusa Pacific graduate students prepare for successful careers in the business world.
October 25, 2012 by Bethany Wagner
APU senior business major Nicole Johnny gives back to the Navajo Nation she calls home in transformative ways by restoring a historical trading post into a fair trade store and coffee shop.
October 25, 2012 by University Relations
Each week enthusiastic third–fifth graders at Gladstone Street Elementary participate in an action-packed physical education program thanks to a partnership between APU, the city of Azusa, and Reebok.
October 23, 2012 by University Relations
This October APU hosted Impact 2012, an inspiring conference for pastors led by influential church leaders.
October 22, 2012 by Brendon Cadman '13
On Saturday, September 29, Carter Ramkissoon became a member of the APU football team, thanks to a relationship between APU's football team and Coach to Cure MD.
October 22, 2012 by Barbara R. Harrington
In an age where the true beauty and art of quality storytelling is nearly lost, the world needs a new generation of profound, professional Christian storytellers.
October 18, 2012 by Bethany Wagner
Freshmen students build relationships through service in Azusa and the surrounding communities during the annual City Links program.
October 18, 2012 by University Relations
Two APU students and two faculty members receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships to conduct research internationally.
October 11, 2012 by University Relations
The latest WASC evaluation confirms APU's commitment to placing God First and paves the way for further progress in faith integration.
October 8, 2012 by Rachel White
After his dreams of a third Olympic appearance were dashed, Bryan Clay '03 presses on in his mission of ministry and following God's plan for his life.
October 4, 2012 by Bethany Wagner
After an exciting career designing for Disney, Terry Dobson joins APU’s Department of Art and Design, where he teaches the next generation of graphic designers to use their art to make a difference in the world.
October 4, 2012 by University Relations
APU establishes a scholarship honoring retired Azusa superintendent Cynthia Cervantes McGuire for her lifetime commitment to education in Azusa.
September
September 27, 2012 by University Relations
After working as a magazine editor in Poland, APU alum Estera Wieja '04 moved to Israel to serve in the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem.
September 26, 2012 by Rachel White
While Azusa Pacific students are fast asleep, the university’s new bakery in Glendora is preparing fresh breads, cookies, pastries, and pizza dough to be shipped by the truck load to APU’s 11 campus dining venues throughout the day.
September 25, 2012 by Robert Mullins
Robert Mullins, Ph.D., associate professor of biblical studies at Azusa Pacific, hopes to unlock secrets of ancient civilizations buried for thousands of years beneath a mound of earth in Israel known as Abel Beth Maacah.
September 20, 2012 by Kimberly Rios
As the number of Latino students attending college reaches an all-time high, Verónica A. Gutiérrez, APU's new professor of Latin American history, is excited to share the Latino culture with her students as it relates to history and faith.
September 17, 2012 by University Relations
APU participates in the Green Scholars Initiative, a prestigious international research project, involving 30 institutions.
September 10, 2012 by Matt Browning
Matt Browning, Ed.D., associate vice president for internationalization, urges a responsible revolution, challenging students to choose action over apathy, people over possessions, and grace over judgment because everyone matters.
September 4, 2012 by Rachel White
At 71, when many others her age are focused on enjoying retirement, Diane Glancy, a visiting professor in Azusa Pacific’s Department of English, decided to take a huge risk, follow her heart, and make her first feature film.
September 3, 2012 by University Relations
APU prepares to present to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges evidence of progress toward supporting its goals of faith integration, God-honoring diversity, intentional internationalization, and transformational scholarship.
August
August 27, 2012 by University Relations
The new One Stop: Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center opens for business, providing a central location where students can get all their registration and financial services related questions answered.
August 27, 2012 by University Relations
APU’s Keeping History Alive program awards grants to 330 teachers from Los Angeles County public, private, and parochial schools, helping to strengthen K–12 history and social science education.
August 27, 2012 by Caitlin Gipson
APU revamps its Multi-Ethnic Programs, considering diversity as a value and strategy for spiritual success.
August 22, 2012 by Brianne Martin '13
The team in the Office of Orientation and Transitions prepares for Orientation 2012, an event where new students will connect with others, get plugged into the university community, and transition smoothly into college life.
August 20, 2012 by University Relations
APU earns a position on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 1 of just 29 California schools selected for this distinction.
August 13, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
Summer is anything but a break for APU faculty, who often rely on the months before the start of a new fall semester to complete significant scholarship- and service-related projects.
August 13, 2012 by University Relations
The 2012 spring commencement ceremonies conferred degrees upon 684 undergraduate, 491 graduate, and 153 adult and professional studies students, all of whom enter the world as difference makers for Christ.
August 13, 2012 by Shannon Linton
Matthew Cork ’91, M.A. ’07, and Brent Martz ’91, have a vision of freedom for the Dalit people of India, who comprise the lowest rung of the Hindu caste system, transforming their lives through education and empowerment.
August 6, 2012 by University Relations
APU celebrates Brain Awareness Week, advancing public awareness of the brain and neuroscience research, and serving the community through educational outreach.
July
July 30, 2012 by University Relations
This year's Common Day of Learning enabled faculty, staff, and students to reason together, share recent academic discoveries, and reinforce the university's commitment to academic excellence.
July 30, 2012 by Becky Keife
Juli McGowan ’01, a nurse practitioner and director of Kimbilio Hospice, turned an APU summer missions trip into a decade-long commitment to serving Kenya's poor and hurting.
July 23, 2012 by University Relations
APU's University Choir and Orchestra and Men's Chorale perform at major events highlighting their musical talent and bringing recognition to the university.
July 18, 2012 by University Relations
APU alumni Anders Lindwall ’08 and Ricky Staub ’06 established the Neighborhood Film Company, using filmmaking to fight homelessness, addiction, and poverty.
July 16, 2012 by University Relations
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival honors a scene from Azusa Pacific’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone at its Evening of Invited Scenes.
July 16, 2012 by David D. Esselstrom
David D. Esselstrom, Ph.D., chair and professor in the Department of English, shares his thoughts on contemporary children's and young adult fiction, including how this genre helps young people face, engage, and overcome fears.
July 9, 2012 by University Relations
The School of Education’s School Psychology program receives prestigious accreditation from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
July 2, 2012 by University Relations
The Kern Family Foundation awards APU a grant to fund the Theology, Work, and Economics (TOWE) project, helping equip Christians to more fully live out their faith in their professions.
July 2, 2012 by Evelyn Barge
Matthew Ellis '13 and other scholar artists embark on journeys of self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual growth as students in the Department of Art and Design, maturing in both their art and their faith.
June
June 26, 2012 by Rachel White
Azusa Pacific University salutes our Olympic champion Bryan Clay ’03 for the grace and character he demonstrated at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22-23.
June 18, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
This summer, several Azusa Pacific musical groups toured across the United States and as far as Armenia.
June 4, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
Administrative and faculty leaders from the School of Education and the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences traveled to the state capital last month to engage in a briefing on current issues affecting education in the California legislature.
May
May 30, 2012 by Shannon Linton
Alumna Colleen Ballinger ’08 became a YouTube sensation after creating the character Miranda, entertaining people around the world.
May 28, 2012 by Cynndie Hoff
Jennifer (Clawson ’80) Trubenbach, president and executive director of Operation of Hope, collaborated with the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust to improve the access to health care of children in Africa.
May 14, 2012 by Andrew Tuttle
As a kid from Camden, New Jersey, the odds were against Greg Collins ’11. But a committed mom, an inspiring organization, and a degree from APU transformed Collins, whose passion to help Camden's youth now infuses his work as an educator.
May 10, 2012 by University Relations
As the university prepares for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Educational Effectiveness Review this fall, focus on intentional internationalization deepens.
May 7, 2012 by University Relations
Doctor of Higher Education professors Karen Longman, Ph.D., and Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D., appointed editors of an esteemed international journal.
May 3, 2012 by University Relations
Two APU students earn coveted Gilman Scholarships, allowing them to study abroad and gain invaluable intercultural skills.
April
April 30, 2012 by Caitlin Gipson
Matt Holguin ’02, MBA ’04, put his business acumen to work, establishing several companies and applying an innovative strategy that fuel his difference-making ministry efforts in Africa.
April 30, 2012 by University Relations
The university presented the Cornerstone Award for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement to education and cultural arts champion Lee Walcott and international business leader John C. Maxwell, M.Div. ’89.
April 26, 2012 by University Relations
Eight students interested in understanding and promoting political and economic freedom were named prestigious Koch Fellows.
April 23, 2012 by University Relations
APU’s Department of Theater, Film, and Television received a grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that assists budding filmmakers.
April 19, 2012 by Brianne Martin '13
Engstrom and Adams halls compete to see which living area can conserve the most water.
April 19, 2012 by University Relations
APU’s new Joni Eareckson Tada Scholarship supports students pursuing careers working with persons with disabilities.
April 18, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
With the days left to graduation dwindling, campus leaders say there are a number of ways to ease anxiety and mentally prepare for the transition.
April 16, 2012 by Thomas Lee
A clinical rotation at a hospital for the mentally ill and reflections upon that experience proved transformational for Thomas Lee '12, revealing to him how God forges relationships with even the most troubled.
April 16, 2012 by University Relations
Students in the Master of Arts in Management program participated in a service-learning project improving processes and procedures for the nonprofit organization Door of Hope.
April 12, 2012 by University Relations
Benyamin Tsedaka, Samaritan elder, accomplished author, and noted historian, presented an insightful lecture to the Azusa Pacific community.
April 9, 2012 by University Relations
The Galileo Film Studio and the Department of Theater, Film, and Television hosted a movie night and conference, celebrating award-winning short films.
April 6, 2012 by University Relations
The Department of Art and Design launched a new scholarly journal dedicated to the creation of art and the scholarship of teaching artistry.
April 3, 2012 by University Relations
Two APU students secure wins in major international music competitions, affirming the caliber of talent in the School of Music.
April 3, 2012 by By T. Scott Daniels
T. Scott Daniels, Ph.D., dean of APU's School of Theology, explores a primary virtue that defines Christian faith: forgiveness.
April 2, 2012 by Joe Reinsch
Azusa Pacific football coach Victor Santa Cruz put his coaching philosophy to the test, and he passed with flying colors.
March
March 30, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
Every semester, undergraduate business students in Roxanne Helm-Stevens’ Organization and Administrative Behavior class embark on an unorthodox service-learning project, serving as mentors at continuation high schools in the San Gabriel Valley.
March 29, 2012 by Brandon Hook
For students considering Azusa Pacific, here are six tips for cutting the cost of tuition.
March 26, 2012 by Caitlin Gipson
Bring together people and organizations committed to Azusa. Encourage them to see the aspirational goals behind problems. The Community Scholars program, spearheaded by APU, does just that and maximizes the power of community partnership.
March 19, 2012 by Scott Banks
Through their recent publications, alumnae Nina (Davis ’03) Gruener and Alissa Jones Nelson ’02 make promising starts in the world of publishing.
March 14, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
The 20th annual Common Day of Learning, themed “Let Us Reason Together,” inspired reflection on the importance of human reasoning alongside spirituality.
March 12, 2012 by Pamela M. Christian, Ph.D.
Four years at a private, nonprofit college is a huge investment, but is it a wise one?
March 9, 2012 by University Relations
APU alum Kyle Garlett '96 survived cancer and other severe health issues to become an Ironman World Championship competitor.
March 7, 2012 by University Relations
APU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art program received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), affirming that the program meets national guidelines and offers students education of the highest standard.
March 5, 2012 by Sarah Hofer
Three Doctor of Physical Therapy students traveled to Zambia in June 2011, teaming up with the nonprofit organization Free Wheelchair Mission to meet the needs of persons with disabilities while pointing them toward Christ.
March 1, 2012 by Brianne Martin '13
APU’s HomeWord Center for Youth and Family helps couples refresh marriages.
February
February 20, 2012 by Cynndie Hoff
Jim Lee ’74, president and chief operating officer of Stater Bros. Markets, leads one of the nation’s largest food corporations with integrity and a solid work ethic.
February 15, 2012 by University Relations
Last fall, 33 students formed the first cohort of individuals seeking to enhance their professional marketability by obtaining a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling.
February 10, 2012 by University Relations
Last summer, Azusa Pacific unveiled its latest effort toward maintaining cutting-edge technology, an invaluable resource for film students—the Galileo Film Studio.
February 8, 2012 by Michelle Bonja '12
Several new services are being implemented as part of a plan called Library 2022, which aims to extend the mission and academic reputation of Azusa Pacific University through the libraries.
February 6, 2012 by Jessica Sherer
APU alumni prove their ability to succeed in the secular academy while speaking God’s truth into their students’ lives.
February 1, 2012 by University Relations
Representing one step in a continuous quest to embrace diversity and support efforts that increase Hispanic access to education, Azusa Pacific recently joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as an associate member.
January
January 26, 2012 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific entered the ranks of major research institutions when it received its first federally funded research award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
January 23, 2012 by Caitlin Gipson
The Athletics Department welcomes Gary Pine ’84 as its new athletic director and celebrates 60 years of leadership by three award-winning past athletic directors.
January 16, 2012 by University Relations
David Bicker, Ph.D., the founding chair of the Department of Communication Studies, organized the first of these conferences at Azusa Pacific in 1988.
January 10, 2012 by University Relations
On November 9, 250 eighth graders from Center Middle School in Azusa discovered the vast array of college disciplines and potential career paths at an innovative Eighth Grade Majors Fair developed by Azusa Pacific University.
January 9, 2012 by Shannon Linton
Through the Marvin O. Johnson Teacher Education Scholarship, APU’s School of Education prepares teachers for public education and provides resources for students to become the next generation of Christian teachers who make a difference.