Welcome to Azusa Pacific University’s annual William E. and Ernest L. Boyer Common Day of Learning (CDL). Since 1993, APU has fostered its commitment to scholarship—one of the university’s Four Cornerstones—by hosting a campus-wide conference dedicated to the commemoration and celebration of academic discovery. Regular daytime activities are suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can have an opportunity to share their recent findings with each other and guests from the surrounding communities. The morning chapel session features a keynote address by a distinguished guest speaker, and members of the campus community participate in scholarly presentations throughout the day.

To promote a common discussion, conference events are planned around a central theme. The theme for 2015, “To Know As We Are Known,” is based on I Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” The theme touches on each of APU’s Four Cornerstones, acknowledging scholarship pursued in the context of Christian community, and for the purpose of service in the name of Christ.

Each of the disciplines featured at our university will have its own history with this challenge, and will have its own contribution to make in exploring the nature of knowing as we are known.


Maximo Rossi, Ph.D.
CDL Faculty Director