PLNU was recently ranked No. 28 in the Washington Monthly‘s 2011 College Guide, in the category of master’s universities. Their rankings rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and service (encouraging students to give something… Read more »
On Nov. 28, 2011, the Point Loma Nazarene University Board of Trustees reported that the contract for Dr. Bob Brower, PLNU president, was renewed for the years 2012-2016, by an overwhelming vote of support. During recent weeks an assessment and review of the president was conducted in preparation for the November 2011 board of trustees meeting…. Read more »
Two new solar systems were recently dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PLNU. The new 620kW DC photovoltaic (PV) system and 54 kW solar thermal hot water system on PLNU’s campus will provide a combined savings of up to $1.6 million over the next 20 years. The projects build on PLNU’s first solar PV system… Read more »
PLNU graduate Leslee Howe (10) has been selected as a 2011 Math for America San Diego Noyce Fellow, according to Barbara Edwards, executive director of Math for America San Diego (MfA SD). Howe graduated with a B.S. degree in mathematics from PLNU. Now in its fourth year, MfA SD is a non-profit organization dedicated to… Read more »
From November 14-17, Dr. Rob Gailey, director of the Center for International Development and associate professor of business, and Rebecca Harver, a senior honors student and Spanish major, will be attending The Global Microcredit Summit held in Valladolid, Spain. At the summit, Gailey will present a paper he and Harver co-wrote entitled, “How Can Microfinance Contribute to… Read more »
Many of our alums love their jobs, Jason Carter (04), who earned his degree in media communication from PLNU, sure must, being employed by The Happiest Place on Earth. Carter just accepted a position as the Stereographer of Disney Toon Studios. “In the most simple terms, I’m responsible for creatively overseeing and executing all aspects of Stereoscopic… Read more »
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today announced PLNU in the top 100 of its annual best values in private institutions, naming the private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding quality with affordability. PLNU ranked No. 67 out of all private universities. Read the full story or view the full list at www.kiplinger.com/tools/privatecolleges.
Jessie Beauchaine (98) served as the associate producer for the documentary “I Came to Testify,” part of the PBS series “Women, War & Peace.” She has called her journey to documentary filmmaking “circuitous.” Read more about her story, read a Q&A with The Point Weekly, or watch the full documentary. Are you an alum… Read more »
For the latest issue of the Viewpoint, we put out readers in mind – you! We are dishing out the 110 Things We Love About PLNU. Did we miss something? Add it to our wall on Facebook. You can also view the entire magazine on your computer, iPad or smart phone.
Dr. Dean Nelson, professor of journalism, co-authored Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion, a book on John Polkinghorne, the famed physicist who helped explain the existence of quarks and gluons, the world’s smallest known particles. You can read the story on our homepage, read Nelson’s article in USA Today, Why certainty… Read more »