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2014
December
December 15, 2014 by Micah McDaniel
Celebrating full membership into the NCAA Division II, Azusa Pacific embraces the call to produce scholar-athletes known for the character on and off the field.
December 11, 2014 by University Relations
Cynthia Cooper, TIME magazine's 2002 Person of the Year spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the LP and Timothy Leung School of Accounting on Homecoming and Family Weekend.
December 10, 2014 by Rachel White
On Tues., Dec. 9, APU along with the cities of Azusa, Glendora, and Duarte announced their participation in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program.
December 10, 2014 by Kate Sullivan ’15
On Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, APU’s Ethics Bowl Team won the 18th Annual Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, California Regional Competition, in Santa Barbara, and secured a position at the National Ethics Bowl, in Costa Mesa, on Feb. 22, 2015.
December 8, 2014 by University Relations
General Roger A. Brady (Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, spoke at Azusa Pacific on October 22, hosted by the Department of Communication Studies and the Office of University Relations
December 5, 2014 by Camille Garcia '15
Communication studies professor Jim Willis, Ph.D., reports on the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
December 4, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
After years of dreaming and hard work, Michael Wong, associate physical therapy instructor,launched an app that is revolutionizing how students and physical therapists diagnosis and treat patients.
December 4, 2014 by Bethany Wagner ’14
How would the everyday Christ-follower live? The Divine Conspiracy: Continued, coauthored by the late theologian Dallas Willard and Gary Black Jr., Ph.D., APU theology professor, poses powerful, practical answers to these questions.
December 1, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
The Writing Center provides a variety of resources to assist students in any of their writing endeavors.
December 1, 2014 by Connie Brehm
Working toward making homelessness a rare occurrence, APU School of Nursing faculty and students provide care for 25-30 clients weekly at the Winter Shelter Program of East San Gabriel Valley Coalition.
November
November 25, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
The holiday season is here, and although it can be tempting to throw away all the rules and indulge, that decision will likely lead to weigh gain.
November 24, 2014 by Joseph Bentz
Michael Clark '97, Ph.D., returns to his alma mater as an English professor ready to help others rise to the occasion.
November 24, 2014 by University Relations
Andrew Soria '14 received a coveted, three-year award of $9,000 from the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts.
November 20, 2014 by Camille Garcia '15
Los Angeles–based muralist David Flores paints a commissioned Shakespeare mural for Azusa Pacific.
November 17, 2014 by University Relations
Sonja Stump '75 sees the community of Claremont as her mission field, infusing her passion to serve others into her professional and volunteer efforts.
November 17, 2014 by University Relations
APU's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program receives accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
November 13, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
For more than 30 years, Azusa Pacific University and the surrounding community have ushered in the holiday season with the musical extravaganza, Celebrate Christmas.
November 11, 2014 by Evan Black '17
Kindertransport depicts the effort to smuggle nearly 10,000 Jewish children out of Nazi Germany before the start of World War II. Azusa Pacific's Department of Theater Arts shares this powerful story of loss and hope on stage this November.
November 10, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
This holiday season, that magic comes to life on stage when Azusa Pacific Theater presents Adventures in Odyssey Christmas Live, featuring cast members from the beloved broadcast in a one-of-a-kind event.
November 10, 2014 by Camille Garcia '15
Azusa Pacific's University Libraries Special Collections hosts a John Muir exhibit, showcasing his greatest novels, letters, and artifacts.
November 10, 2014 by University Relations
On behalf of the Azusa Pacific University Board of Trustees, President Jon R. Wallace bestowed upon Azusa community advocate Inez Gutierrez an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree at the university's summer commencement held July 26, 2014.
November 3, 2014 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific seniors involved in the Pew College Society earned acceptance into prestigious graduate programs across the country. The society offered these students grants toward expenses related to applying for and entering graduate school.
October
October 29, 2014 by Evan Black '17
A $1.2 million federal grant will enable Azusa Pacific University nursing students to gain hands-on experience through clinical practice working with transitional youth in the community facing mental health complications and substance abuse.
October 27, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
On September 30, a select group of 12 of Azusa Pacific University’s top choral students took the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, during the Opening Night Gala Concert, “A Celebration of John Williams.”
October 27, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
APU's International Center welcomes new students to campus and creates ways to get them involved in the community.
October 27, 2014 by Kirsten Lundin Humer
Kirsten Lundin Humer writes about the secret of effective communication, which involves the ability both to listen and speak, to see and respond–to breathe in the words of others and reply with our own.
October 27, 2014 by University Relations
Giving Azusa Pacific graphic design majors a distinct advantage, Becky Roe, MFA, associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, brings seniors together with professional graphic designers in mentoring relationships.
October 20, 2014 by Bethany Wagner ’14
Mars Curiosity rover engineer Aaron Kuan, Ph.D., now employs a wealth of career experience to educate the next generation of engineers at APU.
October 20, 2014 by Tally Flint
Jimmy McBirney '05, JD, partnered with the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), a nonprofit of lawyers that work together to overturn wrongful convictions, to free an innocent man.
October 20, 2014 by University Relations
The new Department of Engineering and Computer Science serves as home for the forthcoming Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering, a highly marketable, interdisciplinary field.
October 16, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
A collaboration between IMT, Facilities, Asset Management, and the Business Office, this new streamlined approach to campus repairs and upkeep ensures a beautiful, well maintained living and learning environment.
October 13, 2014 by Cynndie Hoff
APU attracts and prepares more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors who pursue advanced education and careers in these fields, according to a March 2014 Council of Independent Colleges, helping to tackle the STEM crisis.
October 13, 2014 by University Relations
APU's Men's Chorale toured South Korea for more than two weeks, engaging the South Korean Christian community through music and encouraging and inspiring millions at 25 performances throughout the nation.
October 8, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
It takes courage to speak up when everyone remains silent. It takes courage to do the right thing even if it means risking your career. It takes courage to be a whistle blower. Cynthia Cooper, former vice president of WorldCom, knows how true it is.
October 6, 2014 by Leslie Wickman
On March 17, 2014, scientists detected evidence for gravitational waves, ripples in the space-time fabric of the universe. An affirmation of the Big Bang theory, Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., contends that the development affirms a Christian worldview.
October 6, 2014 by University Relations
Six biology students received national honors from TriBeta.
October 6, 2014 by Camille Garcia '15
Since 2004, APU's International Chapel has become a longstanding tradition of engaging international and domestic students into spiritual relationships.
October 2, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
At concerts throughout the year, APU’s Gospel Choir invites diverse audiences of students, faculty, and community members to experience this heartfelt worship.
October 2, 2014 by Maureen Wolff '17
On September 18, APU students and faculty gathered for the long-anticipated reveal of the journalism program’s new television news set.
October 2, 2014 by Maureen Wolff '17
Bright colors, bold typography, and whimsical images decorate the glass cases in Azusa Pacific’s Darling Library.
September
September 29, 2014 by Evan Black '17
Azusa Pacific University's ZuVenturez returns as striving entrepreneurs pitch their business plans to venture capitalists in this student version of Shark Tank.
September 22, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Students, staff, and faculty look for ways to incorporate this year's university Scripture passage throughout campus.
September 19, 2014 by Evan Black '17
The Honors College at Azusa Pacific is not another reward or “academic achievement” stamp on a résumé, but rather a genuine opportunity to pursue a more rigorous education.
September 18, 2014 by Robert Mullins, Ph.D.
Azusa Pacific University continues to “dig” the Holy Land!
September 13, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Students, staff, faculty, and families headed to Trinity Lawn for the annual Fall Fest event Friday, September 5.
September 4, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
Learn more about the six unique chapel options APU has to offer!
September 3, 2014 by Rachel White
Azusa Pacific University’s School of Education has launched a Superintendent-in-Residence program as evidence of its commitment to train effective educators ready to lead amidst the changing environment of the nation’s K–12 schools.
September 1, 2014 by University Relations
Jerry Duprez '75, Ph.D., wrote a humorous memoir chronicling his struggle with testicular cancer, affirming his belief that laughter and hope are the best medicine.
August
August 25, 2014 by Caitlin Gipson
Two APU alumni selected as part of the Capitol Fellows Program, a highly competitive fellowship at the State Capitol that provides hands-on experience and training for future legislators.
August 25, 2014 by University Relations
APU's Honors College launches a new curriculum that seeks to recover the wisdom of the Christian tradition, instill moral and intellectual virtue, and reclaim the classical quest for truth, beauty, and goodness.
August 20, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
New APU students: What you need to know about eating, shopping, and everything in between in the city of Azusa.
August 18, 2014 by University Relations
The university selected Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Liberals Arts and Sciences, Azusa Pacific's largest academic area.
August 18, 2014 by University Relations
Called by God to the nursing profession, school nurse Zahira (Rivera '99) Orioli, PNP '05, FNP '12, cares for her patients' physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs, empowering students to live healthfully and succeed.
August 14, 2014 by Joe Reinch
Emily Sanchez '16 learned the value of hard work and enduring hope from her mother, skills she transfers to her role on APU's acrobatics and tumbling team.
August 11, 2014 by Rachel White
Advancing its mission to equip professionals ready to succeed in today’s business environment, Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management (SBM) appointed two faculty to new leadership positions for the 2014–15 academic year.
August 11, 2014 by University Relations
A foster care summit designed by Robert Duke, associate professor of biblical studies, educated religious leaders about the foster care system, identifying specific programs to support and advocating unity under a common cause.
August 4, 2014 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific, celebrating its third annual Brain Awareness Week, chose the theme "Traumatic Brain Injury" as part of a national discussion advocating for smarter and safer sports.
August 4, 2014 by Evelyn Allen
A rising figure in classical opera and the broader musical arts, Darnell Abraham ’09 believes in the power of the arts to transform people and communities.
August 4, 2014 by Caitlin Gipson
From the plains of Tanzania to bustling downtown Los Angeles to the ancient streets of Jerusalem and beyond, Skyler Russell ’13 traverses the globe, capturing his adventures through the lens of his camera and firmly trusting God with his future.
July
July 30, 2014 by Department of Communication Studies
Journalism is one of the newest majors on the Azusa Pacific University campus, but it’s already making headlines.
July 29, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
As move-in day approaches, here are a few tips for families about staying in touch when your son or daughter heads off to college.
July 28, 2014 by University Relations
Celebrating 30 years, Night of Champions is a beloved tradition, featuring dynamic speakers, top Christian music artists, engaging activities, and a presentation of the Gospel for local junior high and high school students.
July 28, 2014 by Jim Willis
In a multimedia age where stories often appear on tablets and smart phones in real time, consumers of news must discern between fact and opinion.
July 21, 2014 by Ann Croissant
The scorched land left behind from last winter's Colby Fire stands as a reminder of the devastating effects of rampant wildfires, but also presents fertile ground for important fire ecology research.
July 21, 2014 by University Relations
Kiersti Plog '09 follows God's call to write, composing award-winning historical fiction that breaks down barriers and touches readers' hearts.
July 18, 2014 by Bethany Wagner
Mike Hestrin, JD, Riverside County district attorney and adjunct professor at APU, pursues justice in the courtroom and inspires students in the classroom.
July 14, 2014 by University Relations
Spring conferences showcased APU faculty’s scholarship along with the work of other national and international thought leaders.
July 14, 2014 by University Relations
Police officer by day and screenwriter by night, David Hedges '88 draws upon his law enforcement experience to inspire his stories including two that have captured the interest of Hollywood.
July 14, 2014 by University Relations
Zach '07 and Charis (Bauer '08) Ifland help change the tide of social welfare in Hawaii by feeding the hungry and providing programs for at-risk kids through Surfing The Nations.
July 10, 2014 by University Relations
Bronze Star Medal recipient Capt. Bill Ostan '01 reflects on his military commitment, decision to serve others, and what it truly means to be a leader.
July 7, 2014 by Cynndie Hoff
Tim Broach '81 carries on APU's legacy of empowering others for lives of service by training church leaders in Cuba to expand and strengthen their own ministries.
June
June 30, 2014 by Anita Fitzgerald Henck
The emergence of the Common Core State Standards carries significant implications for higher education institutions committed to preparing K–12 educators.
June 18, 2014 by Tally Flint
For 40 years, Azusa Pacific University’s Walkabout program has trained and equipped student leaders for service.These students leave the mountain ready to apply the lessons of community, sacrifice, and reliance on God in their daily lives.
June 16, 2014 by Evelyn Allen
Several Azusa Pacific alumni work and live out their faiths in the farming industry, helping cultivate small farms, innovative agricultural technology, and the relationships between farmers, consumers, and the earth.
June 2, 2014 by Alexander Jun
Alexander Jun, Ph.D., professor of higher education, embarked on a three-year research journey documenting the lives and experiences of underprivileged youth in Cambodia who thrive academically despite difficult circumstances.
May
May 19, 2014 by Roger White
The modern library invites learning in community. Azusa Pacific's University Libraries leads the charge to adapt to the evolving needs of its users.
May 19, 2014 by University Relations
To meet the needs of its growing graduate student population, Azusa Pacific expanded support and resources available to graduate students, further developing programs and centers helping students succeed in their academic and career goals.
May 13, 2014 by Kimberly Rios '13
Graduate student Kimberly Rios embarked on a journey to the East Coast alongside 19 other students enrolled in the Young Executive Master of Arts in Management (YEMAM) program to gain a real-world perspective on how businesses work.
May 13, 2014 by Emily Leyva ’14
Students from local schools experience APU Opera’s performance of The Vanishing Bridegroom as part of an educational outreach program through the School of Music.
May 12, 2014 by University Relations
The Center for Transformational Leadership, formerly the Free Methodist Center, expands the scope of its influence and mission, providing cross-disciplinary positions to students in community service and the academy.
May 5, 2014 by Catherine R. Heinlein
While many Americans take daily vitamin and mineral supplements, most know very little about these products. Dietician and nursing professor Catherine Heinlein offers answers to maximize healthy living.
May 5, 2014 by University Relations
Keeping History Alive reaches $1 million in grant money raised for L.A. County teachers, funding upgraded classroom technology, field trips, and professional development opportunities.
May 2, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
Art professor Tom Dunn retires from more than a decade of committed service at APU to work with his wife on the international mission field, trusting God entirely with the rest of their lives.
April
April 29, 2014 by Emily Leyva '14
During a Life After Graduation event hosted by Alumni and Parent Relations, Azusa Pacific alumni share the possibilities and potential road bumps soon-to-be graduates may encounter.
April 28, 2014 by University Relations
Graduate social work students facilitate a year-long assessment of the Azusa community to gain a better understanding of the issues local residents face and present recommendations to address them.
April 25, 2014 by Kayla Johnston '16
As summer approaches, many students are searching for jobs and internships to further their experience and enhance their résumés.
April 24, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
The class of 2014 anxiously awaits the momentous steps across a stage, symbolizing the end of their college journey and the beginning of God’s next chapter in their lives.
April 24, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
Many children in the foster care system are in dire need of caring homes. APU faculty members respond to this call, welcoming these children into their homes and showing them something many have not experienced: love.
April 21, 2014 by University Relations
APU's speech and debate team performs exceptionally well, taking first, second, and third place at the novice and junior levels, finally closing out two national tournaments.
April 21, 2014 by University Relations
Dave Canales '02 became the first Cougar to participate in a Super Bowl when Seattle defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. In the midst of this success, however, he seeks to put God and his family first.
April 15, 2014 by Kayla Johnston '16
With Earth Day approaching, see how APU has implemented sustainable practices on campus.
April 14, 2014 by University Relations
APU hosted the first Thriving in College Conference, inviting researchers, faculty members, and other professionals from schools across the country to learn about successful college student transitions.
April 10, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
My Friday night in Downtown Los Angeles was not the average experience of a 21-year-old.
April 7, 2014 by University Relations
APU's Special Collections celebrates 40 years of preserving the past and promoting future scholarship through historical books, manuscripts, documents, and other significant items of antiquity.
April 7, 2014 by Joe Reinsch
Rising Oakland Athletics baseball star Stephen Vogt '07 blends faith, family, and love of the game, drawing inspiration from his wife and daughter.
April 3, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
With each trip, Mexico Outreach deepens existing relationships and mobilizes local leaders to impact their community.
April 2, 2014 by Kayla Johnston ’16
The 2014-15 Student Government Association president looks forward to leading students to help make a Kingdom difference.
March
March 24, 2014 by University Relations
An ICU nurse specializing in heart and lung transplants, Glenn Grimes '11 uses his education, skills, and Christian purpose to care for and bond with patients and their loved ones.
March 24, 2014 by University Relations
This April, APU's Graduate School of Theology celebrates a 30-year heritage of God-honoring excellence, transformational service, and many alumni prepared to serve God.
March 20, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
APU's annual Night of Champions event celebrates 30 years of impact, inviting 4,000 junior high and high school students for a night of music, entertainment, celebrity speakers, engaging activities, and a presentation of the gospel.
March 17, 2014 by Kayla Johnston '16
After midterms wind down, students make the most of their time off to travel, serve, and visit family.
March 17, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
A partnership between the Special Olympics and Azusa Pacific University brings a Special Olympics basketball event featuring 12 teams of adult athletes from the San Gabriel and Los Angeles region to Felix Event Center on Sat., April 12.
March 17, 2014 by Emily Leyva '14
Within the walls of the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library, surrounded by a world of knowledge and history, appropriately rests one of Azusa Pacific’s hidden treasures—Special Collections.
March 17, 2014 by University Relations
Jason Wyatt '93, six-time national champion shot putter and All-American linebacker, inspires youths to work hard and follow their own dreams in athletics.
March 10, 2014 by University Relations
As superintendent of Walnut Valley Unified School District, Robert Taylor, M.A. '97, Ed.D. '06, navigates the district's challenges, placing children first and fostering collaboration among parents and teachers.
March 10, 2014 by University Relations
A team of archaeologists, led by Robert Mullins, Ph.D., discovers a rare ancient artifact that provides important clues as excavation continues in Israel's Abel Beth Maacah.
March 3, 2014 by Caitlin Gipson
Board of Trustees chair Peggy Campbell invests in and cares for APU students, connecting with them on a personal level and inspiring joy in all she encounters.
March 3, 2014 by University Relations
A short film created by APU students and alumni garnered national recognition as a top-20 finalist in the Canon USA "Project Imaginat10n" contest judged by director Ron Howard.
February
February 24, 2014 by Georgeann Halburian Ikuma
Henry and Betty Jo '74 Botzbach do good and give of their resources by supporting APU students, fostering their knowledge, skills, Christian values, and a drive to serve in the world.
February 24, 2014 by University Relations
The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society awarded APU's Phi Omicron Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi the 2013 award for the most outstanding chapter in the nation.
February 21, 2014 by Bethany Wagner '14
Marc Battier, Ph.D., internationally renowned musician, brings his experience and skills to APU, demonstrating new musical techniques and collaborating with the Symphony Orchestra in concert.
February 17, 2014 by Diane J. Guido
Each year, vice provost for graduate programs Diane Guido, Ph.D., aids APU students in preparing applications for the prestigious international Fulbright Program, a process requiring great courage, skill, and determination.
February 17, 2014 by University Relations
APU professor Alexander Jun, Ph.D., presented his scholarly research on Cambodian orphans at a TEDx Talk, a conference series created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.”
February 10, 2014 by Kayla Johnston '16
Azusa Pacific students have the opportunity to spend a semester living, learning, working, and serving their community in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
February 10, 2014 by Pamela M. Christian
A strong leader, Jessica Barron '05, Ph.D., left a legacy of racial reconciliation and multiethnic understanding at APU and continues to promote social justice as a post doctorate student in Durham, North Carolina.
February 10, 2014 by University Relations
APU's School of Education hosted the president of the California State Board of Education, facilitating dialogue among educational professionals and discussing the issues facing public schools today.
February 3, 2014 by Joe Reinsch
Jackie Slater, M.A. '14, member of the NFL Hall of Fame, brings his strong leadership skills, humility, and sharp intellect to APU's football team as offensive line coach.
January
January 28, 2014 by Kate Sullivan '15
Hoping to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, Azusa Pacific University hosted more than 300 San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts for a day of interactive learning at the Segerstrom Science Center.
January 27, 2014 by Cynndie Hoff
As one of the leading cardiologists in the nation, APU's Alumnus of the Year Matthews Chacko '93, MD, uses his skills and talents to fight cardiovascular disease.
January 27, 2014 by University Relations
Azusa Pacific earns a place of recognition among the nation's most prestigious universities in the 2014 U.S.News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
January 20, 2014 by University Relations
New opportunities and exciting changes marked the 2012–13 academic year for Azusa Pacific University.
January 20, 2014 by Jon R. Wallace, Keven W. Mannoia, and Kenneth Waters Sr.
This year, the Apostle Paul's words in Ephesians 4 provides a foundation for APU, a university community rooted in love, grace, and Christ.
January 17, 2014 by Brendon Cadmen '13 with Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D.
Transitioning from high school to college can be an experience that is both exciting and daunting. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for this important transition.