Professor David Cummings Making Discoveries and News

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Recently, Dr. David Cummings, professor of biology, has been making quite a bit of news for his discovery of antibiotic-resistant bacterial DNA in Southern California wetlands. (See stories in the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Huffington Post.) He and his students make trips to the Tijuana River Estuary, Famosa Slough in Point Loma, and Ballona… Read more »

Business Professor Awarded ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

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Dr. Kim Hogelucht, PLNU associate professor of business, was honored with the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award for the Western Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 7). The award is supported in all regions this year by a financial contribution from the University of Indianapolis’ in… Read more »

PLNU Honors Student Entrepreneurs of the Year

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              PLNU’s Fermanian School of Business named its “Student-Entrepreneur of the Year” at the annual Entrepreneur Enrichment Program (EEP) Banquet on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The team of 2011 alum Nitasha Stiritz and current seniors Arthur Cachero and Blake Harrison received the top entrepreneur award for their innovative ‘Launch Pad’… Read more »

PLNU Students Attend Conference with Bernanke

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On March 25-27, nine Point Loma Nazarene University MBA students along with five PLNU business professors and representatives from PLNU’s Fermanian Business & Economic Institute (FBEI) will embark on an east coast tour to attend the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) annual Economic Policy Conference in Arlington, Va. and meet with congressmen in Washington,… Read more »

Kyoto Prize Symposium Comes to PLNU

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Kyoto The Kyoto Prize Symposium began Tuesday morning at Point Loma Nazarene University, where winners of the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement in advanced technology, basic science, and the arts and philosophy, met with students, faculty, and the media at the opening luncheon. Other local universities will host laureate lectures for… Read more »

PLNU coalition helps restore wildlife at Border Field State Park

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This past month, a group of volunteers from PLNU joined with the Tijuana Estuary at Border Field State Park, along with a number of students from UCSD and WILDCOAST, “an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife,” to help restore much of the environment that was either damaged or destroyed during the… Read more »

PLNU School of Nursing Awarded Song-Brown Grant

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This February, a $105,000 Special Program State of California Song-Brown grant was awarded to PLNU’s School of Nursing. Song-Brown grants are offered through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the Healthcare Workforce Training Act. Thirty-four California nursing programs applied, with two categories available: Capitation and Special Programs. The PLNU School of Nursing Special… Read more »

Community Classroom

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Over 80 students are currently participating in Community Classroom, a new semester-long, cross-cultural immersion program where PLNU students live together in City Heights, San Diego, while taking courses taught by PLNU faculty in the community.  This is a cross-disciplinary program committed to work in partnership with the many non-profits in City Heights, along with several… Read more »

PLNU has third highest CPA exam pass rate in California

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Point Loma Nazarene University had the 3rd highest pass rate in California on the 2010 certified public accountant (CPA) exam, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). PLNU was number one among private and Christian universities. PLNU graduates also had the highest average score on the exam. “I am pleased and… Read more »

Psychology Professor Publishes Yoyo Dad’s Journal

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Dr. John Wu, chair of the Department of Psychology and professor of psychology, just published the Kindle edition of The Yoyo Dad’s Journal: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids in an Up and Down World. Wu “shares his thoughts and observations about parenting and leading an emotionally healthy life in this humorous and concise book.” From Amazon:… Read more »