News Archive

  • October 18, 2016 by Logan Cain
    APU professors and alumni participated in groundbreaking new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, sponsored by the Museum of the Bible. The research examines 13 never-before-published Dead Sea Scroll fragments and represents four years of study.
  • October 17, 2016 by Robert R. Duke, Ph.D.
    As we think of this political season, using the word goodness could draw our political discourse in the direction of debating right and wrong. Using the word generosity, though, can lead political discussions into what is caring and helpful.
  • October 17, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
    The Department of History and Political Science hosts 12 events on campus, concluding with an election night viewing party. The forums touch upon the central issues of the 2016 election, including media framing and presidential rhetoric.
  • October 10, 2016 by Pamela Cone, Ph.D., CNS, RN
    Christians should demonstrate kindness, grace, and open-hearted hospitality, where we truly see the other person and embrace the beauty of differences rather than marginalizing or making invisible those who are different from us.
  • October 3, 2016
    Azusa Pacific professor of doctoral higher education Karen A. Longman, Ph.D., serves as co-editor of a new book series on women and leadership.
  • October 3, 2016 by Kenneth L. Waters, Sr., Ph.D.
    Patience involves the wisdom to know that how we conduct our activities is more important than the activities themselves. As Christ followers we should model civility and fairness in this election cycle.
  • September 29, 2016 by Tony Suleiman
    Keep these important deadlines in mind when applying for college!
  • September 28, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
    Ryan Montague, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, discusses his new book, Divine Opportunity: Finding God in the Conversations of Everyday Life.
  • September 26, 2016 by Regina Chow Trammel, MSW, LCSW
    As Christians who are both citizens of the world and inheritors of heaven through Christ, we must recognize peace as more than a feeling and as promise of God and the reality of the world to come.
  • September 19, 2016 by Stephen P. Johnson, DMA
    In choosing joy, we remain anchored in Christ’s goodness amidst even the most challenging circumstances, including the divisiveness of the current political climate.
  • September 16, 2016
    APU remembers longtime university employee and faithful servant, Hank Bode, who went to be with His Savior on September 16.
  • September 15, 2016 by Robert Duke, Ph.D.
    The first fruit of the spirit that should be present in a Spirit-filled life is love. Our lives should reflect confidence in God’s sovereignty throughout our political engagement this election season.
  • September 15, 2016 by Kevin Mannoia, Ph.D.
    Each Monday leading up to the November election, Azusa Pacific will publish a message on the fruit of the Spirit written by an APU community member about how to approach political engagement.
  • September 15, 2016 by Logan Cain
    From leaving his home country of Egypt and beginning a new life in the United States, to starting his own cooking TV show and transforming APU’s Dining Hall with his leadership, Maged Gerges embraces change and sees possibilities in the challenges.
  • September 8, 2016
    Azusa Pacific libraries host a free workshop to help teachers introduce primary sources into their classrooms to create a History Day project,featuring the university's Presidential Signature Collection.
  • September 7, 2016
    This inaugural event is designed to help faculty integrate faith-based online SBIRT training into their curriculum, helping prepare allied health professionals to assist patients who exhibit signs of substance abuse.
  • September 7, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Professor Patricia Andujo, Ph.D., participates in the Seventh Biennial Conference of the Toni Morrison Society meeting the beloved author and dialoging with Morrison scholars.
  • September 2, 2016
    APU's Pew College Society will host a free GRE workshop on September 21. Register to attend!
  • August 31, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Azusa Pacific University’s Office of Orientation and Transitions hosted a campus wide game of freeze tag in Cougar Athletic Stadium, breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest single game of freeze tag.
  • August 26, 2016 by Gina Ender '16
    Upperclassmen share tips from their experiences as first-year students.
  • August 25, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Located within a six-mile radius of Azusa Pacific University are four extraordinary coffee shops where you can usually find APU students studying or gathered in community.
  • August 24, 2016
    Attend a special lecture on the U.S. Constitution as Azusa Pacific unites with schools around the country to celebrate Constitution Day.
  • August 22, 2016 by University Relations
    An actress and prolific blogger, Renna Nightingale ’14 inspires people to turn life’s unexpected plot twists into catalysts for change and empowerment.
  • August 19, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Metro Goldline hosts Bryan Clay, former Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon, at the APU/Citrus station.
  • August 15, 2016 by Gina Ender
    Here are some tips for navigating New Student Orientation weekend as you join your new APU family and get settled on campus.
  • August 15, 2016 by Micah McDaniel
    Jan Meyer ’14 exemplifies the ideal match of student to institution. With a bachelor’s degree and two years of tennis eligibility remaining, he continues his education and playing, rising to the top of the NCAA Division II tennis world.
  • August 11, 2016
    The Department of School Counseling and School Psychology will host the event on Friday, September 23, at the Inland Empire Regional Campus.
  • August 11, 2016 by University Relations
    Evelyn Shimazu Yee, MLIS, conducted her sabbatical research on the stories of early California Christian missionaries weaving together individual stories of Christian servants into a cohesive tapestry of key leaders.
  • August 10, 2016
    The Association of Faith-Based Institutions (AFBI) is supportive of proposed amendments of Senate Bill 1146, which will protect Cal Grants for students who choose to attend a religious college or university.
  • August 8, 2016 by Caitlin Gipson
    SoulQuest is APU’s spiritual care ministry for graduate and professional students where the ‘ministry of presence,’ is more important than words, and Chaplains are free to minister, bringing spiritual care alive.
  • August 4, 2016 by Gina Ender
    Five frequently asked questions about FERPA asked by students and parents.
  • August 1, 2016 by T. Scott Bledsoe, Psy.D.
    A mentoring relationship, has stimulated T. Scott Bledsoe, Psy.D.'s ability to promote self-confidence and diversity awareness with clients; and in class, teaching students important lessons about honoring differences in the therapy environment.
  • July 25, 2016 by University Relations
    Face to face with the rare texts they had been studying and the artifacts they had only read about, Azusa Pacific students gained an extraordinary scholarly opportunity when they explored the Passages exhibit on March 19.
  • July 25, 2016 by Diana. Lynn Woods, Ph.D.
    Diana. Lynn Woods, Ph.D.'s, current study om Alzheimer's patients examining the effect of therapeutic touch, and the mutuality between the direct care staff in a residential facility and residents with AD.
  • July 21, 2016 by Gina Ender
    The APU Bel Canto Women’s Choir partners with the Center for Student Action for their annual summer tour.
  • July 21, 2016 by Abigail E. Peck
    Azusa Pacific University joins an exclusive group of institutions that own the entire seven-volume set of artistic renditions of the Scriptures, known as The Saint John’s Bible Collection.
  • July 20, 2016
    Azusa Pacific Seminary is seeking affirmation of its accreditation from the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.
  • July 18, 2016 by University Relations
    Azusa Pacific hosted the national Nursing Theory Conference which gathered the pioneers of nursing theory enabling educators, practitioners, and researchers to network with one another, and discuss theoretical thinking on health policy.
  • July 18, 2016 by Julie Pusztai
    Over the course of their very long lives, these oldest-old people developed vibrant habits of the heart and mind that inspired them to focus on the good and live with gratitude.
  • July 11, 2016 by University Relations
    Robert A. Mullins, Ph.D., and Nava Panitz-Cohen, Ph.D., lead teams to revisit the Abel Beth Maacah region, to add fresh insight into ancient civilizations and contribute valuable data to the collective body of biblical and historical knowledge.
  • July 11, 2016 by Bethany Wagner ’14
    For Diana Faatai, Ed.D.’16, work has come full circle as she transforms policies and classroom instruction throughout the same school district where she began her education journey.
  • July 5, 2016 by University Relations
    The event presented the diverse and compelling stories of female leaders while highlighting the critical need to advance women into more positions of influence in America’s colleges and universities.
  • July 5, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
    Tapping into this symbiotic relationship between communities and small businesses, 2 APU professors, 39 undergraduate, and 8 graduate students rallied to support a struggling local business last fall.
  • June 27, 2016 by University Relations
    Hear from students about what it's like to live in one of APU’s four residence halls.
  • June 27, 2016 by University Relations
    APU’s NEXT program comes alongside graduating seniors, addressing a wide range of issues and ensuring a smooth transition into the next phase of their lives.
  • June 27, 2016 by Jim Willis, Ph.D.,
    For those displaced by violence and turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel is affectionately known as “Mama Merkel.” Like orphans, they have come seeking a forever home in her country.
  • June 20, 2016
    Azusa Pacific University launches a new Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree completion program at the High Desert, Inland Empire, and Murietta regional campuses beginning fall 2016.
  • June 20, 2016 by University Relations
    After a six-month search, Provost Mark Stanton, Ph.D., named Rebecca Cantor, Ph.D., assistant provost.
  • June 20, 2016 by Kimberly B. W. Denu, Ph.D.
    For Christians, diversity must represent more than a cultural reality or a personal or professional benefit.For diversity to be effective, it must be intentional and comprehensive, while recognizing the value and worth of each individual.
  • June 3, 2016 by Cynndie Hoff
    Many families send multiple students to Azusa Pacific because they witness sons and daughters, brothers and sisters undergo a purposeful and holistic transformation that begins on day one and permeates every aspect of living and learning at APU.
  • June 2, 2016
    APU’s School of Education will serve as a host site for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a one-day, statewide event for educators to connect and build stronger teacher communities.
  • June 2, 2016 by Evan R. Cain
    Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, launching in fall 2016, prepares students to work as consultants in the growing field of organizational psychology.
  • June 2, 2016 by Bethany Wagner
    Azusa Pacific University launches a new Master’s of Science in Athletic Training program, beginning in fall 2016. The professional demand for quality athletic trainers is increasing across the country.
  • June 1, 2016 by Jason Cunningham
    Azusa Pacific graduate business students got an up-close look at various companies and organizations recently when they visited New York, Washington, DC, and Ireland.
  • 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 R. 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.