News Archive (2018)


  • May 18, 2018
    Learn more about Dobson's recent professional activity.
  • May 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender 

    Whether it’s a couple deciding if they ought to break up or friends debating what life path they should take, all sorts of altercations can happen between people when they are confined inside a car together. This is the premise of CARGUMENTS, the annual BFA Acting for...

  • May 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender 

    Ranging from his work with pop sensation Paula Abdul to modern a cappella group Pentatonix, music engineer Tim Jaquette has a diverse portfolio spanning decades. His career started in the industry in the 1970s and he was soon working on songs that went on to become Gold...

  • May 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender 

    Ivana Quezada felt she had no other option but to become an artist. Not to pursue this passion would be to neglect her God-given ability. Choosing to earn her degree in visual art with a concentration in drawing and painting and a minor in art history ensured...

  • May 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    The driving motivation for Chadwick Trentham’s work is that everyone, everywhere, has a meaningful story to tell. As an independent director and filmmaker, Trentham uses his adventurous spirit to travel to new places and engage with new people. His creativity is driven by his desire to be...

  • April 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender 

    For many who grew up watching Disney movies, titles like The Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast are the gold standard for animation.

     

    A group of APU students got to hear firsthand how this Disney magic was made when renowned animator Mark Henn visited the Cinematic...

  • April 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    In the classroom, on production sets, and through service opportunities, Nolan Croce’s time at APU has enabled him to see the world in technicolor. His interactions with those around him are brighter and bolder, helping him be a better storyteller and filmmaker. The junior cinematic arts production...

  • April 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Edner

    Whether she’s playing opposite Denzel Washington in the film Roman J. Israel, Esq. or starring as Fantine in a stage production of Les Miserables, Lauren Ellen Thompson puts her heart into every role she takes on. The actress, singer, and producer earned her degree in theater arts...

  • April 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    Dr. Marek Szpakiewicz’s gift for the cello has not only earned him well-deserved recognition within APU’s School of Music, but he has also been honored by world-renowned musicians. Yo-Yo Ma said Dr. Szpakiewicz’s “energy, motivation, earnestness, and generosity of spirit are evident through his work.” As an...

  • April 11, 2018
    The Azusa Pacific University Scholarship Association (APUSA) invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at our annual Spring Benefit.
  • March 21, 2018 by Rebekah Bruckner
    Director, producer, and animator, Tony Bancroft, recently joined Azusa Pacific University as head of the new Animation and Visual Effects degree program.
  • March 15, 2018
    Azusa Pacific University celebrates the launch of its Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects with a special 20th anniversary screening of the Walt Disney animated feature Mulan.
  • March 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    This season, APU theater produced a professional-level production of The Crucible, providing students with training, mentorship, and networking opportunities comparable to award-winning productions in the industry.

    The Crucible cast and crew members had the opportunity to work alongside director Oanh Nguyen, who has served as the critically acclaimed...

  • March 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    Considering Isabella Luchi is an award-winning international opera singer, it is incredible that she didn’t even know what opera was until she was 19. Originally from Brazil, Luchi initially planned to be a diplomat. When she joined her campus choir at her high school, Instituto Federal do...

  • March 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    In his field, in his classes, and in his faith, Professor Greg Michael is always enthusiastic. The professional director and cinematic arts instructor is deeply passionate about his work and gets even more excited when he is able to share it with his students. He especially loves...

  • March 15, 2018

    Written by Regina Ender

    For Loyda Guadamuz, her church life and design life have always been connected. When she was a senior in high school, her pastor asked her to design a flyer for an upcoming church event, and she happily accepted the task. She got right to work, loving every...

  • February 26, 2018
    APU’s Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra and the APU Armenian Student Association present a service of remembrance for the Armenian Genocide on Saturday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N Louse Street.
  • February 15, 2018

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    Performance Note from February 2018:

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Arthur Miller (1915-2005) is considered one of the finest playwrights in American history. Although he honed his...

  • February 12, 2018
    APU will host the Worship Arts Lab, a weekend workshop for high school youth and pastors who lead worship at their local churches, from June 27-30, 2018. Students connect with worship professionals, developing spiritually and musically.
  • January 29, 2018 by Logan Cain
    Henry Alonzo '05, founder of Adarga Entertainment, partners with powerful industry names, such as Sony Music, and works with award-winning artists, including a 2018 Grammy nominee. He shares his real-world experience with his students.
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    Performance Note from January 2018:

    Happy New Year!

    Already in the middle of January, “Happy New Year” may seem like a phrase that is months old! But, it...

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