News Archive (2019)


  • April 24, 2019 by Savannah Lawrence, Editorial Intern
    Envisioning life after college can sometimes feel like stepping into the unknown. Perhaps for you it’s the thought of moving home (or moving away from...
  • April 11, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University’s Symphony Orchestra performs Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem with APU’s Masterworks Chorale and the West Coast premier of Joseph Klein’s Against the gusts of blank repose, A threshold that persists.
  • April 10, 2019
    Paul Ferguson, Ph.D., an experienced and acclaimed administrator and educator, becomes the 17th president of Azusa Pacific University on June 1.
  • April 8, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    APU alumnus E. Trent Thompson began a project called "Pictures 4 People" five months ago. He has painted six people, including four homeless individuals. Proceeds from the paintings go to local nonprofits, connecting the community in profound ways.
  • April 5, 2019
    For more than 20 years, June and Cliff Hamlow have made an annual trek from Azusa, California, to Turlock, California—a journey of more than 300 miles—to host an alumni gathering of Azusa Pacific College graduates from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. This year, on March 30, the event was held at...
  • March 29, 2019

    On March 17, alumni and friends of APU gathered to enjoy Dodgers baseball at the Camelback Ranch stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Some APU ticket holders were selected for a behind-the-scenes tour of Dodgers facilities, and bumped into Dodgers legend Manny Mota as he rode his three-wheeled bicycle through the grounds....

  • March 26, 2019 by Rachel White ’97, M.A. ’17
    Approximately 2,500 California teens, as well as their pastors, coaches, and teachers filled Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at the 35th Annual Night of Champions.
  • March 12, 2019 by Savannah Lawrence
    I am a graduating senior, and my commencement from APU is in less than 70 days. Here’s what I’m thinking about as graduation gets closer.
  • February 24, 2019 by Nathan Foster
    When Azusa Pacific University alumnus Darnell Abraham ’08 took the stage as George Washington in a national tour of Hamilton, alongside renowned Broadway actor and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, he knew he had arrived.
  • February 13, 2019
    Produced by APU alumnus LP Leung, The Jade Pendant tells the tragic love story of two Chinese immigrants living in Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1871.
  • February 1, 2019 by Abigail Reed
    APU’s plans for a community garden will soon transform a plot of dirt and tangled vines into a place of growth for all.
  • January 28, 2019
    Azusa Pacific University Theater presents Our Town by Thornton Wilder, a metatheatrical play set in early 20th century New England, running from February 21-March 3.