News Archive for 2015


July 21, 2015 by Amy Jung
Amy Jung, director of forensics and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, understands first-hand the challenges and advantages of growing up as a Third Culture Kid.
July 21, 2015 by Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D.
Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, explores the concept of intellectual hospitality as a means to cultivate generosity, humility, and understanding among those with differing viewpoints and backgrounds.
July 13, 2015
With the literary world abuzz about the release of Harper Lee's new novel, Joseph Bentz, Azusa Pacific English professor, shared his thoughts on the subject with BBC Radio Oxford.
July 1, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent professional activity.
June 29, 2015
Learn more about Griesinger's recent presentation.
May 25, 2015 by Michael Clark
For John Verhoeven, joining APU's staff as the pitching coach was a quick decision made after announcing his retirement as the head baseball coach of 16 successful years at Biola University.
May 12, 2015
Learn more about Smith's recent award.
May 12, 2015
Learn more about Bouslough's recent publication.
May 12, 2015
Learn more about Bouslough's recent presentation.
May 12, 2015
Learn more about Sipper-Denlinger's recent presentation.
May 12, 2015
Learn more about Brashear's recent presentation.
April 27, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent publication.
April 27, 2015
Learn more about Manning's recent publication.
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 14, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent presentation.
April 13, 2015

Michael Dean Clark, Ph.D., is co-editor along with Trent Hergenrader and Joseph Rein of a new book just published by Bloomsbury, titled Creative Writing in the Digital Age: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 2015). According to Bloomsbury's website, the book "explores the vast array of opportunities that technology provides the Creative Writing...

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 2, 2015

Matthew J. Smith is part of a symposium at Chapman University, Shakespeare Reimagined: Interpretations Across the Arts on April 18, 2015. He will be giving a talk titled "To the Tune of Tragedy: A Cautionary Tale of Shakespeare in Song and Dance" as part of the sympoisum, from 1-5pm in...

April 1, 2015

Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., was a keynote speaker at the 18th Annual Conference of the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society at Grove City College on March 26-28, 2015. Professor Glyer gave two keynote addresses, titled "Dryads, Dyads, and the Muse" and "Bandersnatch: The Creative Genius of Lewis, Tolkien, and the...

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 17, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent professional activity.
March 1, 2015

APU’s Department of English hosted poet Brett Foster, Ph.D., for this year’s James L. Hedges Distinguished Reading on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Foster's first collection of poetry The Garbage Eater (2011) was a finalist for a Drake University Emerging Writer Award, and was selected for the Debut Poets feature in Poets &...

March 1, 2015

Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., is celebrating the publication of his fantasy novel, Dreams of Caladria, by Enclave Publishing. The book has an unusual story behind it. In 1995 Bentz’s first novel, Song of Fire, was published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Now, on its 20th anniversary, the book is being republished by...

February 24, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent professional activity.
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 10, 2015
Andrea Ivanov-Craig, Ph.D., presented her paper “God and the (dis)abled American Writer: Andre Dubus’ Disability Aesthetic,” at the American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer in San Antonio, Texas in February 2015.
February 9, 2015

Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., was interviewed on the BBC Radio 5 Live program "Up All Night" about the recent announcement that Harper Lee will publish a sequel to her classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). The new novel, titled Go Set a Watchman, will be published by HarperCollins on July...

February 8, 2015

Mark Eaton, Ph.D. has been accepted into a summer seminar called Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities 2015-2016 at Oxford University, where he will be working on a new research project, “American Literary Supernaturalism 1875-1925.” With funding from the Templeton Religion Trust, the summer seminar was organized...

February 7, 2015
Matthew Smith, Ph.D., is a Francis Bacon Foundation Fellow in Renaissance England at the Huntington Library in Spring 2015, where he will be completing a book titled "Stage, Cathedral, Wagon, Street: Theatrical Belief in Early Modern England."
February 5, 2015
Emily Griesinger, Ph.D. has been appointed to a four-year term (2015-2019) on the national board of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and Arts at Valparaiso University.
February 2, 2015
Learn more about Eaton's recent professional activity.
February 2, 2015
Learn more about Griesinger's recent professional activity.
February 2, 2015
Learn more about Eaton's recent publication.
January 30, 2015
APU's Department of English welcomes Brett Foster for this year's James L. Hedges Distinguished Poetry Reading on Tuesday, February 24.
January 26, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent professional activity.
January 26, 2015
Learn more about Drewry's recent publication.
January 26, 2015
Learn more about Bentz's recent publication.
January 20, 2015
Learn more about Manning's recent publication.