PLNU News

21
Mar

On March 22, The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences partnered with San Diego Reggio Roundtable to host a conference at Liberty Station called, “A Sense of Wonder: Cultivating an Ecological Identity in Young Children and in Ourselves.” There were 250 early childhood educators from California and Arizona in attendance. The students of PLNU course FCS 460 - Administration and Supervision in Early Childhood Education, taught by Aleta Slater, conducted action research at the Early Childhood Learning Center and presented during the poster session of the conference. Each project was based on creating natural outdoor learning environments that promote curiosity and academic learning. The research was well received by conference participants. The work currently done at the Early Childhood Learning Center was highlighted at the conference for the laboratory aspect and the ways natural learning experiences are created through the curriculum.

Presented Student Posters:

Exploring Water Play by Ali Ruhnke and Jenora Cadieux

Ramps of Fun by Dottie Engel and Prudence Torian

Leaves, String & Ribbon by Nyawech Jock and Jamie Olsen

The Flying Fence by Bridget Freeman and DeAnna Fuery

Musical Mix-up by Karina Bunten and Michaela Karickhoff

Inspired to Create by Sarah Musgrove and Makayla Rutsch

Learning As We Go by Paige Mothershead and Heather Reppert

Family & Consumer Sciences
20
Mar

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: March 18, 2014

Written by: Kalyn McMackin



Ross Nederhoff Recognized as a Student Standout in Point TV

PLNU sophomore Ross Nederhoff was recently recognized as Point TV’s first ever student standout, a title given to students who demonstrate hard work, commitment and overall dedication to Point TV projects and productions.

“It feels really great to be the first standout student,” said Nederhoff. “I was honestly pretty surprised to be awarded it the first time around since there are so many amazing individuals working with me this semester that are equally as deserving.”


The broadcast journalism major has devoted much of his time learning different positions within Point TV. His efforts include serving as Technical Director (TD) for Coastline News, creating graphics for Sea Lions basketball and co-writing and producing a commercial for Point Break cafe. While his skill set continues to expand, Nederhoff says that his most rewarding yet challenging position has been serving as technical director.

“I remember last year watching the TD and hoping that I would be able to do the same thing in the near future, and here I am,” said Nederhoff. “It is super fun and I genuinely enjoy every time I am able to work the switcher. I like a challenge, and this job is certainly that.”


After recognizing the substantial amount of time and effort that Nederhoff was devoting, Erich Rau, Point TV’s station manager, said that it wasn’t only his hard work, but his ability to work well with others that earned him this title. 


“Ross is incredibly hardworking, honest, and inquisitive,” said Rau.  “When he says he'll do a job, I know I can expect him to do it to his fullest ability. He isn't afraid to ask questions about his role, and he is excellent at communicating with myself and the other crew and talent he works with.”

Nederhoff hopes to one day become a news anchor or a television/host personality. 


Congratulations to Ross Nederhoff, the Student Standout of February!


For more information, please contact Kalyn McMackin at kmcmackin1052@pointloma.edu or Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu 


 

 

 

Communications & Theatre
17
Mar

On Wednesday, March 19th PLNU students celebrate the fact that 75% of the school year is complete. More than benchmark toward summer break, this celebration marks the remaining 25% of the school year that is covered by gifts from alumni, donors, churches, corporations, foundations and other sources. 

Tuition Freedom Day 2014 celebrates the fact that tuition currently covers only 75% of the education costs for a PLNU student.  Never in the history of PLNU has tuition covered the entire cost of a student’s education.  The remaining portion is covered through generous financial support PLNU receives as alumni contributions, donor gifts, corporate sponsorships, and foundation support.  

The Alumni Association established Tuition Freedom Day in 2008.  This year PLNU is partnering with Student Senate, ASB, Sodexo and Bartell Hotels to host the 6th annual event.  This celebration aims to increase awareness of generous gifts given to support PLNU students and also to provide an opportunity for students to express their gratitude.  After Chapel, students can enjoy coffee and pastries in the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center) while writing thank you notes to alumni, churches, corporations, foundations and other donors who have contributed to their education. 

In 2013, 518 thank you notes were written by students during Tuition Freedom Day.   This year the Alumni Office hopes to cross the 600 mark!  “Whether or not we realized it, each one of us who attended this university was helped by others who gave to subsidize the cost of our education” says Sheryl Smee, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at PLNU. “This has become an annual event to highlight the difference made in students' lives, through generous alumni support, and the impact we can make in the lives of countless future students through our faithful giving.”

For more information, visit pointloma.edu/tuitionfreedomday

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU
17
Mar

On Wednesday, March 19th PLNU students celebrate the fact that 75% of the school year is complete. More than benchmark toward summer break, this celebration marks the remaining 25% of the school year that is covered by gifts from alumni, donors, churches, corporations, foundations and other sources. 

Tuition Freedom Day 2014 celebrates the fact that tuition currently covers only 75% of the education costs for a PLNU student.  Never in the history of PLNU has tuition covered the entire cost of a student’s education.  The remaining portion is covered through generous financial support PLNU receives as alumni contributions, donor gifts, corporate sponsorships, and foundation support.  

The Alumni Association established Tuition Freedom Day in 2008.  This year PLNU is partnering with Student Senate, ASB, Sodexo and Bartell Hotels to host the 6th annual event.  This celebration aims to increase awareness of generous gifts given to support PLNU students and also to provide an opportunity for students to express their gratitude.  After Chapel, students can enjoy coffee and pastries in the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center) while writing thank you notes to alumni, churches, corporations, foundations and other donors who have contributed to their education. 

In 2013, 518 thank you notes were written by students during Tuition Freedom Day.   This year the Alumni Office hopes to cross the 600 mark!  “Whether or not we realized it, each one of us who attended this university was helped by others who gave to subsidize the cost of our education” says Sheryl Smee, Executive Director of Alumni Relations at PLNU. “This has become an annual event to highlight the difference made in students' lives, through generous alumni support, and the impact we can make in the lives of countless future students through our faithful giving.”

For more information, visit pointloma.edu/tuitionfreedomday

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU
05
Mar

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: March 5, 2014

Written by: Kalyn McMackin

Media Comm and Broadcast Journalism Programs Partner with International Corporate Media Association

Have you ever wondered who makes the job orientation or training videos used to inform or train employees in businesses?  Or what about the promotional videos on business’ internet sites?  Point Loma Nazarene University’s media communication and broadcast journalism majors have recently partnered with MCA-I, Media Communication Association-International—considered to be the main professional association of corporate and educational media producers in the world.

MCA-I is an “international, member-driven organization that offers media professionals the connections and advanced training opportunities needed to succeed in a quickly changing and highly competitive communications environment,” as stated on their website.

With the help of Communications professor, Dr. Alan Hueth, the partnership began in the summer of 2013 when he requested access to MCA-I’s award-winning videos in their annual video competition.  Dr. Hueth wanted to include links to these projects in his scriptwriting text-book and the book’s website.  This led him to the MCA-I YouTube website—which needed some updating.  Hueth offered MCA-I upload services, and it took off from there.  

Now, media com and/or broadcast journalism students (working with Point TV’s Media Operations Manager, Rick Moncauskas) have been uploading projects onto the internet since this past summer.  This gives students the chance to see, first hand, the best of corporate TV/film media in the world.  MCA-I provides a one year student membership to MCA-I for the uploading services—which includes attending monthly writing and production seminars and workshops at MCA-I’s  San Diego chapter meetings (or any other chapter meeting in the world).

This opportunity greatly expands students’ horizons of the potential job market for their skills once they leave PLNU.

“A lot of students come in with the idea that they want to be the next Steven Speilberg or be like some great news anchor, and that’s all they know,” said Hueth. “They don't know about this gigantic source of job opportunities—probably more jobs available than all of cable and broadcast television and the film industry combined.  And these videos reveal and highlight what corporate media production is about.”

Connie Terwilliger, the president of the MCA-I San Diego chapter, believes that this op-portunity provides students with endless benefits in learning more about video production. 

 

“Experience with the technology of downloading and uploading videos, the opportunity to see award winning videos and a chance to attend local MCA-I chapter meetings for free will really enhance students’ college experience,” Terwilliger explained. 

 

To view award winning videos from the 44th Annual MCA-I Media Festival, check out https://www.youtube.com/user/MediaFestival.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Alan Hueth, AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Kalyn McMackin at kmcmackin1052@pointloma.edu.

Communications & Theatre
01
Mar

The 2014 theme for Social Work month ties to the mission and purpose of the accredited Social Work program at PLNU. 2014 is the year that "All People Matter".  The Social Work profession in America has a strong history focused on ensuring that immigrants and other vulnerable people are able to escape economic and social poverty and lead productive and fulfilling lives.  At PLNU all people matter.  As a Christian Social Work program, this is particularly important.

“Christian professional social workers contribute to the functioning of the ‘whole’ person,” said Patricia Leslie, director of PLNU’s social work program. “Our grads engage in caring, curing, and changing so that the world is a more grace-filled place to live.”

PLNU's accredited B.A. program is one of only 23 in the CSWE Western region.  National accreditation validates that PLNU’s social work program can meet high level professional standards while preserving and integrating a clear foundation in faith. Accreditation also provides an opportunity for “advanced standing” in graduate social work programs as well as validates the quality of the program and enhances PLNU students’ applications to graduate study at other high caliber programs.

Sociology & Social Work