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News Archive for 2016

May 16, 2016 by Ryan T. Hartwig
Camille Endacott--Ronald Outstanding Senior--is an APU graduate who exhibits excellent academic achievement and exemplary character.
May 12, 2016 by University Relations
More than 2,100 Azusa Pacific graduates participated in commencement exercises on May 7, marking this significant education milestone and joining APU’s broad network of 51,000+ alumni and difference makers.
May 9, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
Charles Johns '95 directs the youth programs staff and operations at MACC Development, an organization meeting the needs of an underprivileged east Detroit neighborhood. “We have become a family,” said Johns.
May 6, 2016
Watch Saturday's Commencement Ceremonies live on at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
May 2, 2016 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Six finalists competed in a mock job interview competition to learn valuable interview skills and promote professionalism on campus.
May 2, 2016 by APU Life
Jolyn Davidson earned a degree in clinical social work and a Master of Arts in Student Development at APU. Today, she draws on this rich background to journey with clients, helping them change attitudes that negatively affect their lives.
May 2, 2016 by APU Life
Guillotine, hammerfist, and arm bar. These terms may sound like medieval torture techniques to some, but for Branden Ware ’04, founder of West Coast Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts promotion organization, they mean big business.
April 28, 2016 by Kayla Johnston ’16
The new Metro Gold Line creates opportunities for the APU community to engage with the greater Los Angeles area.
April 27, 2016 by Kayla Johnston ’16
APU’s Educator Hiring Fair connected students and alumni to dozens of potential employers in the field of education.
April 26, 2016
Significant traffic is expected at Azusa Pacific's Spring Commencement ceremonies; please review the following information and plan accordingly.
April 25, 2016 by Allison Oster
Still don't know what you want to major in? Here are 5 tips that can help you choose the major that is right for you.
April 25, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
Sitting alone in a hospital next to her mother’s bedside, Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP ’13, knew she had found her calling. Freeman comes alongside cancer patients as a supportive care nurse practitioner at the City of Hope National Medical Center.
April 25, 2016 by Lucero Denisse Oceguera
With rising tuition rates, financing a college education can seem daunting for many individuals and families. That’s where scholarships can help. Here are a few tips for finding college scholarships.
April 25, 2016 by APU Life
On February 6, 2016, the 25th Annual Gospel Sing, sponsored by the Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity, drew more than 1,000 people from APU, the local community, and churches throughout Los Angeles to the Felix Event Center.
April 21, 2016 by Jason Cunningham
Azusa Pacific graduate management students competed for a $2,000 scholarship in the Target Case Study Competition.
April 19, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
Azusa Pacific University launches its Master of Science in Psychology program offering students a unique education centered around research and data analytics.
April 18, 2016 by Robert Duke
"We realize that we are not alone, but part of the community of foster families heeding God’s call. We take heart in John 13:35: 'By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.'"
April 18, 2016 by APU Life
Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Ph.D., invited Hillary Potter, Ph.D. to expose her students to the depth and breadth of the criminal justice field and engage Christians in important conversations about critical social issues.
April 13, 2016 by Logan Cain '18
While best known for his work, most are not familiar with Charles Darwin as a human being. CREV hosts playwright Murray Watts' acclaimed one-man production *Mr. Darwin’s Tree* on Tuesday, April 28 in the Black Box Theater.
April 11, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
She had every reason to make excuses. Instead, Sydney Bello ’17, a deaf girl who forged her way through public schools in four cities, chose to focus on the positive, excel at her favorite sport...
April 4, 2016
Major League Baseball All Star Steven Vogt '07 returns to his alma mater with an inspirational gift for the APU baseball team. See the video by Yahoo Sports' The Post Game.
April 4, 2016 by APU Life
A new semester-long artist residency program, sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, launched in spring 2016 with an exhibition by internationally renowned husband and wife artists Tim Hawkinson and Patty Wickman.
April 4, 2016 by APU Life
On February 20, 2016, APU's Social Work Department cosponsored “Faith-based Solutions: Christians Partnering to Address Poverty and Homelessness,” which drew local leaders seeking to aid the homeless population.
April 4, 2016 by Luba Zakharov
Given the digital proliferation of books, journals, and aggregated databases now available for online research, why do special libraries such as APU's Special Collections matter to libraries?
March 31, 2016
APU's School of Education will host an Educator Hiring Fair, connecting schools, districts, and education-related employers with graduating students and alumni who are planning to secure positions in education.
March 28, 2016 by Logan Cain
On March 17, APU’s Department of Social Work hosted a cross-disciplinary forum to discuss the issue of poverty in America.
March 28, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
Outside the realm of sports, athletic trainers serve and protect people in countless industries. In May 2017, APU’s first graduate cohort of athletic training students will receive their degrees, ready to safeguard people of all fields.
March 22, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
APU hosted its inaugural Disability Awareness Week intended to invoke conversations that explore the relationship between the APU community and individuals with disabilities.
March 21, 2016 by Caitlin Gipson
“What if the Church became the human incubator for the world’s best future?” asked pastor Erwin McManus. This seed became Wayfare coworking space and Wayfare Labs in Costa Mesa, examples of Christ-following entrepreneurship.
March 18, 2016 by Jason Cunningham
The School of Business and Management’s inaugural Career Fair and Forum was a success for students and participating companies.
March 18, 2016 by Rachel White
The Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS) honored Rev. Kevin Mannoia, Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University chaplain, with the Pastor-Preacher-Scholar Award on Friday, March 11, 2016.
March 17, 2016 by Sidney Diongzon
Walking around campus on a rainy day, you see things through a new lens.
March 17, 2016 by APU Life
Darryl Qualls ’96, chief deputy for the Pasadena Police Department, uses his upbringing in the town he serves today as his heart and soul to promote racial reconciliation between the police and his community.
March 15, 2016 by APU Life
As founding executive director for the Institute for Responsible Nutrition (IRN), Wolfram Alderson ’04's latest endeavor brings him full circle to his passion for creating change that uplifts others.
March 15, 2016 by APU Life
As president and CEO of the American Bible Society, a world leader in Bible engagement, distribution, and translation, Roy Peterson, M.A. ’99, Litt.D., works to ensure that every person has access to God’s Word.
March 1, 2016
Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, discusses Super Tuesday's possible implications for the presidential race and for California's primary in June with the media.
February 29, 2016
More than 80 L.A. County schools come together to explore history and deliver presentations at the 36th annual History Day L.A.
February 29, 2016 by Lucero Denisse Oceguera '19
When it comes to deciding where to go to college, every student wants to be sure of the choice they are making. Visiting college campuses is an important step in choosing the best school for your education journey.
February 26, 2016 by Rachel White
Active duty may be behind him, but for Andrew Montes '15, a new chapter of service is just beginning, as he pursues a career to assist veterans in need.
February 24, 2016 by APU Life
The Office of Academic Advising and Retention recently created a set of checklists to equip every student and advisor with a comprehensive view of the resources, goals, and opportunities available to help students thrive in college.
February 24, 2016 by Kayla Johnston ’16
There are benefits to both living on campus and commuting during college. Which is best for you?
February 23, 2016 by Jason Cunningham
Three Azusa Pacific professors helped design a substance-abuse intervention training program and have begun taking it to other Southern California universities.
February 19, 2016 by Logan Cain
Students who graduate with a liberal arts education tend to possess leadership ability, morality, and life satisfaction. APU and its Honors College seeks to instill these three traits in its students-—molding brighter minds and better people.
February 18, 2016
Join us for Azusa Pacific’s inaugural Disability Awareness Week, featuring guest speakers who will help us gain new perspective on disabilities.
February 18, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
At Azusa Pacific University, business is not only a field of study that generates sustainable economic benefits, but it also presents a faith-based approach to entrepreneurial vocation.
February 18, 2016
This campus–wide multidisciplinary conference dedicated to the commemoration and celebration of academic discovery features scholarly seminars with faculty, students, and guest presenters.
February 16, 2016 by Rachel White
Harmony Lantham '17 recently secured the title of Miss Rodeo USA. She will travel more than 100,000 miles this year, representing the International Professional Rodeo association across the nation.
February 15, 2016 by Rachel White
Daniel Chetti '76, Ph.D., as a professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, views history in the making.
February 15, 2016 by APU Life
Mark Eaton, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English and director of the Center for Research on Ethics and Values, taught a course at the Huntington entitled *Frontiers of American Fiction: Rediscovering 19th-century American Novels*
February 10, 2016
Azusa Pacific University, along with Citrus College and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, hosts the fifth annual majors fair for college-minded eighth graders in Azusa.
February 10, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
USA Today named Azusa Pacific University among the 10 best U.S. colleges to earn a nursing degree for 2015-16.
February 1, 2016 by Micah McDaniel
LyDell Cardwell ’15 grew up on the rough streets of East Palo Alto, California. Cardwell had every opportunity to get mixed up with violence, gangs, and negativity, but he didn’t.
February 1, 2016 by APU Life
Wrongly convicted of murder, Nick Yarris spent 21 years on prison’s death row before his exoneration. He spoke to students in the new Department of Criminal Justice, describing his journey.
January 28, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) named Azusa Pacific’s Karen Longman, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Higher Education, the 2016 John R. Dellenback Global Leadership Award recipient.
January 28, 2016 by Rachel White
Melanie Tierce's '17 heartfelt “American Idol” audition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” earned Tierce a golden ticket and these impressive words from Connick Jr.,“Best audition I’ve heard in three years as a judge.”
January 25, 2016
APU's Pew College Society will offer a GRE training session on Wednesday, February 10. Register today to attend.
January 25, 2016 by Christopher Flannery
Christopher Flannery, Ph.D., discusses the great works curriculum that forms the foundation of APU’s Honors College.
January 25, 2016 by APU Life
More than 50 doctoral program directors and faculty representing 19 Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) schools gathered at Azusa Pacific to explore successful models and methods of doctoral program delivery.
January 22, 2016 by Rachel White
When Jennifer Lopez reached across the “American Idol” judges’ table and handed APU senior Jessica Cabral a golden ticket, she felt like everything in her life had led her to that moment.
January 18, 2016 by APU Life
Azusa Pacific’s 37-member Chamber Singers, led by Michelle Jensen, became the first American choir to headline the prestigious Voci nella Città choral festival in Sassari, Sardinia, Italy, last September.
January 15, 2016 by Rachel White
Among the more than 1,700 private, nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide, Azusa Pacific University standouts out as exceptional value and a smart investment.
January 11, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
Azusa Pacific University's hallmark fusion of academic rigor and personal care is a powerful combination that many secular schools lack.
January 11, 2016 by APU Life
Alumni film “Luiseño”, a short based on the Temecula Valley Massacre of 1847, was named Best Student Film last August at the eighth annual Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit, where it competed with more than 1,000 submissions.
January 4, 2016 by Kayla Johnston '15
Each year, students and parents dive into the college search process, comparing schools and costs, loans and scholarships, questioning, is a college degree worth the cost? Yes, it is.