Hope International VP Temporarily Takes Over Center for International Development

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Jesse Casler is visiting PLNU for the spring 2013 semester as an Executive in Residence for the Center for International Development (CID) and the Fermanian School of Business. He is teaching an upper division economics class and leading the CID while Dr. Rob Gailey is on sabbatical. Jesse is taking a study leave from HOPE International, where he serves as vice president of administration, to join the PLNU community.

PLNU Students Paws Awhile

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Finals are here, and with them come stress, anxiety, and apprehension. To help combat finals foreboding, PLNU’s Associate Student Body, Student Success & Wellness, and the Office of Strengths and Vocation hosted the third annual Paws Awhile study break.

In Photos: Students Experience Border Tour

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This November, more than 25 students and staff from PLNU, along with 20 students and staff from Azusa Pacific University (APU), met with border patrol agents, immigrants rights activists, pastors, and immigrants themselves on PLNU’s Border Tour. Jennifer Guerra, senior social work major and CJR’s Welcome the Stranger intern, has participated in Border Tours several times before and reflects on this latest tour in her own words and photos.

In Photos: MBA Students Experience Business and Economics in Action in NYC

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Photos and copy by Bryan Pridmore, current MBA student
This month, a group of 18 PLNU students, faculty, staff, and one alum from PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business and Fermanian Business & Economic Institute traveled to New York City. The trip was a part of the MBAs’ special finance class. We are studying financial institutions and how they work in today’s economy. The special visits that we had prior to attending the annual NABE (National Association of Business Economics) conference were opportunities to put names with faces regarding the financial instruments we were studying in class.

PLNU Business Students Score High on Major Fields Test

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Undergraduate students in PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business earned high scores on the 2012 Major Fields Test, “comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study,” according to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.

PLNU Student Selected to Speak at National Poverty Conference

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Kristin Klein, a senior international development studies major and vice president of PLNU’s Microfinance Club, was recently selected to present her research at the Poverty Action Conference in Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 5-6. She will present her work-in-progress senior honors project titled “The Land of AIDS, Bloated Bellies, and Natives: Factors that Lead Nonprofit Organizations to Misrepresent sub-Saharan Africa in their Media.”

Dr. John Wu Releases YoYo Dad 2

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Dr. John Wu is a chair of PLNU’s Department of of Psychology and professor of psychology. Prior to joining PLNU, Dr. Wu worked for over a decade in university counseling centers providing counseling to undergraduate and graduate students at UCSD and Northeastern University. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in counseling and consulting psychology… Read more »