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December 22, 2013
The university will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
December 19, 2013 by Kate Sullivan '15
Two volumes of the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, a fine art limited reproduction of the first handwritten, illuminated Bible in 500 years, served as the focal point of this year’s School of Theology Christmas celebration.
December 9, 2013 by Chris Baker with Joe Reinsch
Basketball means family, business, and ministry for the Hardemans.
December 6, 2013 by Kate Sullivan '15
Watching the devastating events unfold on news broadcasts, Sean Harris, a senior business economics major, felt called to help. On December 15, Harris and a team of six fellow APU students will depart for a 10-day service trip to the Philippines.
December 2, 2013 by University Relations
APU alumnus shares the Gospel through the gift of music.
December 2, 2013 by University Relations
APU alumnus shares wisdom and experience about surviving your 20s.
November 27, 2013
APU will be closed November 28-29 for Thanksgiving.
November 25, 2013 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing faculty secure two Kaiser grants.
November 25, 2013 by Georgeann Halburian Ikuma
Missionary kid and APU alumnus leads a project to save an entire nation in a single day.
November 18, 2013 by University Relations
Two Azusa Pacific faculty members earned invitations to a prestigious leadership institute this past summer.
November 18, 2013 by Becky Keife
An APU alumna pursues her calling to advocacy, education, assisting the persecuted Church, and helping victims of violent oppression around the globe.
November 13, 2013 by Rachel White
APU is uniquely equipped to help military and veteran students understand life from a Christian worldview and help them achieve their post-military goals of completing their education and beginning a new career.
November 12, 2013
APU’s Center for Research in Science hosts the Second Annual Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference on January 25, 2014.
November 11, 2013 by University Relations
A team of five Azusa Pacific University students and one alumnus embarked on a two-month bike ride across the United States to bring awareness to the world’s water crisis.
November 4, 2013 by Kate Sullivan '15
More than 100 Azusa Pacific University students recently participated in the fifth annual Homeless Connect at the Salvation Army in Pasadena.
November 4, 2013 by Caitlin Gipson
APU graduate psychology faculty speak to the cause and effect of altruism, American unity, and the natural inclination to help amidst tragedy.
November 4, 2013 by University Relations
Two Azusa Pacific professors and five students earned prestigious Fulbright scholarships to conduct research abroad.
November 4, 2013 by Ryan T. Hartwig
APU communication studies professor addresses and discredits three myths about working in teams and provides solutions to common issues.
October 28, 2013 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University inducted 487 students into a prestigious leadership society.
October 28, 2013 by University Relations
APU sponsors nine alumni chapters across the country.
October 28, 2013 by University Relations
As co-founder and CEO of Source Consulting, Luke Kupersmith ’02 leads one of the nation’s top logistics and transportation companies.
October 28, 2013 by University Relations
An Azusa Pacific student, alumnus, and their professor attend a summer workshop as part of the Green Scholar Initiative.
October 28, 2013 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific University's Chamber Singers win a worldwide choral competition.
October 23, 2013 by David L. Weeks
The establishment of APU's new Honors College represents an obedient act of faithfulness, a testament to the rich tradition of Christians in the academy, and a commitment to prepare evangelicalism's brightest young minds.
October 23, 2013 by University Relations
Annual Faculty Development Day hones professors' skills, promotes collaboration, and supports classroom innovation.
October 23, 2013 by University Relations
APU names dean of new College of Music and the Arts after a nationwide search.
October 21, 2013 by Rachel White
Matt Blain's ’14 classmates are unaware they are in the presence of a decorated war hero, and the humble former Army staff sergeant prefers it that way.
September 26, 2013 by Rachel White
First-generation college students chart new territory preparing and applying for college, often putting them at a disadvantage in gaining access to postsecondary education. Yet, nearly one in three entering freshmen in the U.S. is first-generation.
September 24, 2013 by Shannon Linton
Azusa Pacific faculty pour into students through faculty-student mentorship opportunities, guiding and challenging students as they take learning to the next level.
September 20, 2013 by Caitlin Gipson
Azusa Pacific’s scholars cite one overriding reason for the Bible’s preeminence as impetus for academic and creative production—its position as the primary Source for insight into God’s Truth.
September 16, 2013
Interested in graduate school? APU’s Pew College Society offers opportunities to prepare students to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), required for admission to many graduate programs nationwide.
September 9, 2013 by Megan Ramirez '15
APU faculty publishes three poetry chapbooks and expresses pure passion toward the genre.
August 19, 2013
Azusa Pacific unites with schools around the country to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17.
August 19, 2013 by Melissa LaBonte Wilson
Research scientist and assistant professor in APU's Department of Biology and Chemistry, LaBonte Wilson addresses the problem of chemotherapy response particular to different types of cancer amongst varying individuals.
August 19, 2013 by University Relations
For the fifth year, Azusa Pacific University earned inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction.
August 12, 2013
New Student Orientation starts August 30! Here are some helpful tips for students and families.
August 12, 2013 by University Relations
More than 80 faculty members and students gathered at APU to present research, explore the role of faith and community in writing, and pursue literary excellence at a Christianity and Literature Conference.
August 6, 2013 by Rachel White
Walkabout, now in its 39th year, serves as a rite of passage, a transformative experience that challenges the whole person: physically, spiritually, socially, intellectually, and emotionally.
August 5, 2013 by University Relations
APU alumna Elizabeth (Schuler '05) Smith strives to transform minds and make a difference in the world through pursuing a career in screenwriting and creative storytelling in a world where television, movies, and digital media dominate influence.
August 5, 2013 by University Relations
David L. Weeks, Ph.D., named dean of Azusa Pacific's new Honors College.
August 1, 2013 by Brendon Cadman ’13
Alissa Wachter ’06, M.A. ’13, came to Kibera in Kenya as a student in APU’s M.A. in Transformational Urban Leadership. For nearly two years, she has immersed herself in the colorful and unfamiliar culture of one of Africa’s largest slums.
July 30, 2013 by Megan Ramirez '15
Summer 2013 graduates expressed their unique styles and personalities through their shoe choices as they crossed the stage at commencement, on a path toward a promising future.
July 29, 2013 by University Relations
The first annual Juan Bruce-Novoa lecture series explored the Chicano/Latino cultures in America through the lenses of literature, art, and history.
July 22, 2013 by Cynndie Hoff
Kevin Dickson '04 and his wife, Daniela, seek to bring hope of the Gospel to the Czech Republic, leading to revival among the nation's youth and transforming society.
July 22, 2013 by University Relations
The APU Symphony Orchestra's spring concert featured a rare performance of Swedish composer Allan Pettersson's Symphony No. 7, marking only the second U.S. performance of this piece and the West Coast debut of any Pettersson symphony.
July 15, 2013 by Evelyn Barge
Track and Field member Trenten Merrill '14 strives toward his post-collegiate aspirations of competing in the U.S. Paralympic Trials facing several challenges along the way, but remaining determined.
July 15, 2013 by University Relations
Joining in the international initiative to raise awareness about brain health and advances in neurobiological research, APU held its second annual celebration of Brain Awareness Week this spring.
July 11, 2013 by Rachel White
The Azusa Pacific Chamber Singers traveled to Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia, Austria, July 4–7, to represent the United States in a worldwide choral competition where they secured first place.
July 10, 2013 by Rachel White
West Campus undergoes summertime sprucing, including the planting of two mature live oak trees in Kresge Plaza, renovations to the water feature that encircles Darling Library, and additional lighting.
July 8, 2013 by Georgeann Halburian Ikuma
A program officer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, and an NIH health scientist partner in exemplifying the power of a balanced approach that unites efforts of science and theology, and increases the impact of both.
July 8, 2013 by University Relations
Suspending all regular activities and classes for the day, faculty, staff, and students gathered to share their academic discoveries at the 21st Annual William E. and Ernest L. Boyer Common Day of Learning conference.
July 3, 2013 by University Relations
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, representative of California's 14th District, takes initiative in making attending college more likely for those who face financial hurdles by fighting budget cuts in the Cal Grant program.
July 3, 2013 by University Relations
APU earned a nine-year reaccreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and received commendation for the university's commitment to its core values and Christian identity.
July 2, 2013 by Rachel White
Christianity Today's July 2013 issue profiles Anders Lindwall '08 and Ricky Staub '06 founders of a film company that transforms the lives of the homeless living in Philadelphia.
June 10, 2013 by University Relations
Zach Rudulph '02 plays bass internationally with major pop groups and for television shows, always performing with joy and emanating his faith in Christ in both Christian and secular contexts.
June 10, 2013 by University Relations
Boldly defying the notion that football is the archetypal sport of men, Natalie Gorman '12 runs a winning women's football team that builds players' health and sense of belonging.
June 3, 2013 by Shannon Linton
Whether acting as a war correspondent in Iraq, earning his law degree, writing for major national publications, or working to solve government policy problems, Robert Alt '98 seeks to ensure freedom and equal opportunity in all that he does.
May 28, 2013
APU's University Counseling Center received reaccreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services.
May 27, 2013 by University Relations
Gloria Morrow, M.A. '93, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading clinical psychologists, has helped thousands of people find inner healing through her teaching, counseling, and book.
May 23, 2013
APU will be closed Monday, May 27, for the holiday.
May 20, 2013 by University Relations
APU's graphic center and bakery move off campus and provide creative, professional design services and gourmet baking to the local community in addition to APU faculty, staff, and students.
May 20, 2013 by Evelyn Barge
APU's School of Education prepares the next generation of professional, caring educators to make a difference in the lives of students across the United States.
May 20, 2013 by Chris Baker
APU's athletic program combines athletic success paired with outstanding achievement, boasting students who show excellence both when training for the next game and studying for the next test.
May 16, 2013 by Bethany Wagner '14
Carmen Roth ’12, recipient of the Ronald Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, APU’s highest student recognition, lives a life infused with a love for nature, academics, people, and most of all, God.
May 16, 2013 by Kimberly Rios '13
As college campuses across the nation integrate technology into classroom lectures, Joel Clifft, DMA, helps to bring the classroom to technology.
May 13, 2013 by University Relations
APU professor Loren Martin, Ph.D., publishes groundbreaking research on the relationship between autism and birth order, shedding light on possible causes of autism.
May 6, 2013 by University Relations
APU teams up with the Azusa City Library to present Health Literacy Learning, a program offering free courses in basic English skills in the context of health education to local adults with low literacy levels.
May 6, 2013 by Brian E. Eck
Thousands face the challenges that come with caring for aging parents. Brian E. Eck, Ph.D., offers insights to help people give their parents the support they need to live with security and dignity.
May 3, 2013
“Understanding DSM-5” will take place 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. June 14 in Azusa Pacific’s Felix Event Center, and will feature Gary G. Gintner, Ph.D., LPC, offering an overview of the manual’s new organization.
April 29, 2013 by Rachel White
The eighth annual Year-End Celebration for Azusa Writes, Reads, and Counts honored the student, parent, and tutor participants in community programs sponsored by Azusa Pacific University.
April 29, 2013 by University Relations
APU received a grant funding the John Leighton Stuart Scholars program, a summer study abroad initiative for undergraduate students to live, study, and intern in China.
April 24, 2013 by Kimberly Rios '13
On Saturday, April 6, former and current military members from across the San Gabriel Valley gathered at Azusa Pacific University for the first annual Military and Veteran Resource Fair.
April 22, 2013 by Bethany Wagner '14
Jim Willis, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Communication Studies, offers a reminder of the danger of oppression and value of freedom by retelling the stories of the people trapped behind the Berlin Wall.
April 22, 2013 by Brianne Martin '13
Earth Day serves as a reminder of the importance of environmental stewardship, and APU continues to find new ways to encourage the university community to go green.
April 22, 2013 by University Relations
APU's Keeping History Alive (KHA) program bolsters K–12 history and social science education by awarding grants to Los Angeles County teachers to enrich their students' learning.
April 22, 2013 by Stuart C. Strother
In light of the rising success of the Chinese economy, the United States can celebrate with China, assist her in her development, and learn from her wise treatment of consumption and investment in the future.
April 17, 2013 by Rachel White
As the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Azusa Pacific University students created their own masterpiece that pays homage to his most famous panel, “The Creation of Adam.”
April 16, 2013
The spring 2013 ceremonies take place Saturday, May 4, at Cougar Athletic Stadium. Tickets are required.
April 15, 2013 by University Relations
The School of Music; Department of Theater, Film, and Television; and Department of Art and Design joined forces for the Seven Last Words of Christ event, an evening of music, theater, and art commemorating Christ's death and resurrection.
April 8, 2013 by University Relations
APU students teamed up with the Azusa Unified School District and the Southern California Edison Federal Credit Union (SCE FCU) Foundation to teach important money management skills to local teens.
April 8, 2013 by Caitlin Gipson
APU faculty merge impressive credentials, rich experience, care for students, and transformative faith as they conduct world-changing research, inspire learning, and empower students to make a difference in their disciplines.
April 1, 2013 by University Relations
APU welcomed Robert Pinsky, Ph.D., former United States Poet Laureate and one of America's most beloved poets, to present a sampling of his powerful, imaginative poems as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture Series.
March 27, 2013
The university will be closed Friday, March 29.
March 26, 2013 by Bethany Wagner '14
Gospel Sing 2013 drew top gospel groups, along with faculty, staff, students, and off-campus guests for worship centered around this year’s theme “Sounds of Unity”
March 25, 2013 by Gary Black Jr.
The subject of God permeated this year's Oscar-nominated films, illustrated by the powerful testimonies found in stories like Les Miserables and Life of Pi.
March 11, 2013 by Georgeann Halburian Ikuma
APU alum Irene Ortiz-Glass '93, successful corporate executive, accepted God's unwavering grace after battling addiction and learned what it truly means to succeed.
March 8, 2013 by Brendon Cadmen '14
More and more students are making academic pilgrimages to other countries, cultures, and environments. What is it that makes studying abroad so appealing?
March 6, 2013
See Phil Wickham perform at Azusa Pacific's Felix Event Center on March 21. Tickets are available online.
March 6, 2013 by Kimberly Rios '13
As businesses and individuals across the country focus on ways they can help the environment, Azusa Pacific University is doing its part and working to make the university campus as environmentally friendly as possible.
March 5, 2013 by Brianne Martin '13
Eight Azusa Pacific University student films receive honors from the Broadcast Education Association’s 2013 Festival of Media Arts.
March 5, 2013
Take summer school classes at APU and receive a 60 percent discount on tuition and a 50 percent discount on summer housing.
March 4, 2013 by University Relations
APU alumnus Captain (Ret.) Gabe Higer '06 returns to his alma mater as APU'S ROTC instructor after faithfully serving in the United States Army for five years.
February 27, 2013
The 2013 APU Faculty Book Signing will take place 4–6 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Duke Art Gallery on West Campus, with numerous faculty offering free autographs of their latest books.
February 20, 2013
Azusa Pacific's High Desert Regional Center has reopened this afternoon after a morning closure due to snow and inclement weather conditions in the area.
February 18, 2013 by Evelyn Barge
APU alumnus Don Rogers '81 fights poverty and transforms lives across Africa through Empowering Lives International (ELI).
February 12, 2013 by Bethany Wagner
Alum Crystal Munoz '12 makes transformative changes in the community as recently crowned Miss California Latina 2013.
February 12, 2013 by Brianne Martin '13
Connections, an annual preview day event hosted by APU's Office of Multi-Ethnic Programs, encourages underrepresented high school students to attend college by giving them a personalized glimpse of the APU community.
February 11, 2013
HomeWord invites couples to the Refreshing Your Marriage Conference, hosted by Jim Burns and Doug Fields, taking place February 22-23 at Azusa Pacific.
February 8, 2013 by Kimberly Rios '13
On Sunday, January 20, Azusa City Hall’s front lawn bustled with activity as residents of all ages and backgrounds came together to celebrate the 11th annual Hands Across Azusa.
February 8, 2013
Celebrating the creative use of language and literature, APU welcomes poet Robert Pinsky for this year's James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture on March 5, from 7-8 p.m.
February 4, 2013 by Bethany Wagner
Biblical studies major and skilled photographer Skyler Russell ’13 traverses the globe, capturing his adventures through the lens of his camera and firmly trusting in God while embracing risk.
February 4, 2013 by University Relations
The School of Music and Departments of Art and Design, and Theater, Film, and Television join forces in fall 2013 to form the new College of Music and the Arts, enhancing collaboration and creativity among the students of all three disciplines.
February 4, 2013 by Cynndie Hoff
APU alumnus Ruben Niebla '95 attains his dream job as major league interim pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians.
January 28, 2013 by University Relations
G.I. Jobs names APU a Military Friend School, confirming on a national level the university's commitment to serving veterans.
January 25, 2013 by Kimberly Rios
With more than 20 years of professional experience working with the city of Azusa, Ginny Dadaian, director of community relations at APU, builds a bridge between the Azusa community and Azusa Pacific University.
January 21, 2013 by University Relations
A National Science Foundation grant awarded to Bin Tang, Ph.D., professor of computer science, funds groundbreaking research to develop innovations in data preservation and storage alongside his students.
January 18, 2013
The university will close Monday, January 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 17, 2013
APU piano faculty join to perform their favorite piano duets on February 3, in honor of former professor of piano, Dorothy Hwang.
January 14, 2013 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) celebrates the graduation of its first students and continues to make transformative education available through technology to a wider range of students.
January 7, 2013 by University Relations
APU's accreditation affirmed by the Western Association of School and Colleges.