Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Ross Nederhoff (505) 999-8662

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: September 19, 2014

Written by: Ross Nederhoff

Point TV’s Fall Forecast

Although the new school year has only just begun, Point TV has hit the ground running and is already hard at work, making decisions and coming up with original concepts for this semester’s exciting programming. Additionally, they are operating under new student management in an updated environment. The studio office and editing bays have been remodeled with new editing tables, editing systems, and lighting.

“The studio remodel began as part of a design contest initiated by PLNU’s ‘Designing Commercial Interiors’ course.” explains Media Operations Manager, Rick Moncauskas. “The entire studio was gutted, the ceiling and light fixtures were redesigned, our walls were repainted with specific colors, the floor was redone, our furniture was replaced, and we were able to purchase all new computers.” Studio users feel that their options, abilities, and proficiency have been improved along with the space.

So, what is on the lineup for this year’s broadcast? Well, most of the familiar shows have returned with the addition of some freshly developed programs. Coastline News, a twenty minute biweekly newscast, will air every other Thursday night at 8pm.

 Likewise, Loma Sports Tonight, an ESPN style sports report, will air Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on the weeks that Coastline is not produced. Loma Sports will also air four live-to-tape basketball games on a special edition of the show known as Sea Lions’ Basketball. Four men’s basketball games will be cablecast on Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th. 

Acoustic Showcase is slated to feature more of Point Loma’s musically-talented student body. Reel Students is back and will include a look behind the scenes of several student films. The Point TV crew will also take on the ongoing 60-120 Second Film Challenge – where student film production teams come together to make some super-short films –some which have gotten into the San Diego Shorts film festival. 

Campus happenings will be presented each week on Heynouncements, a short vlog style announcement series. HeySB Addresses will also be produced on a frequent basis to keep the student body aware of what their officers are doing to better our campus life. 

Point TV will be producing a comedy show that is planned to go live in front of a live studio audience. For information on programs and their air times, please follow @pointtv.23 on Instagram, @plnupointtv on Twitter, like Point TV on Facebook, or visit


Managing all of the production details at Point TV this year is Junior Media Communications major Caleb Daniels. Under Daniels are Coastline News Director, Samantha Watkins, Sports Directors, Hilary Zeber and Ricky Zollinger, Productions Manager, Angel Zamora, and Public Relations Manager, Ross Nederhoff. These students, under the guidance of Media Communications professor and Point TV advisor, Alan Hueth, will lead the station in its service to the entire student body and are available for any inquiries the PLNU community may have throughout the year. 

“I'm excited to be the head of such a talented group of students and hope to see the results of their hard work spread to all corners of campus this year. My main goal is to keep a highly professional level of productions coming out of Point TV. I also want to better our exposure within the community.” says Caleb Daniels in regards to his vision for this year at Point TV.


For more information regarding Point TV’s programming, management, or studio, please contact 

Alan Hueth at or
Ross Nederhoff

Communications & Theatre

The 2014 Annual Security Report for each of PLNU's five campuses is now available for download the Department of Public Safety webpage.

To view the latest edition of the Annual Fire Safety Report for the Point Loma campus, please visit the Campus Facilities webpage.

Public Safety

On Sunday evening, August 24th, nearly 700 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends gathered on PLNU’s main campus for the 3rd annual Pray for PLNU event. This year’s event marked the first time that incoming students and their families were also invited to participate ahead of this week’s New Student Orientation (NSO). 


“In three short years, the event has become a significant time for the entire PLNU community,” said PLNU Dean of Students, Jeff Bolster. “This event provides a foundation for the business and excitement of NSO and the start of the new school year.”


The evening began in Brown Chapel at 5:00pm for an opening time of worship led by George Williamson, PLNU’s Director of Worship Ministries.  President Bob Brower provided welcome remarks and shared his vision for the year ahead. After brief instructions from Bolster, participants spread out across the campus to pray. 


As in previous years, special attention was given to the residence halls, as the names of all new and returning students were posted on each doorway, allowing them to be prayed for by name. Additionally, offices, classrooms, labs, and numerous other campus locations, including the off campus sites of the Liberty Station Conference Center and Colony Apartments were covered in prayer. One place in particular was Brown Chapel. University Chaplain, Tim Whetsone, and San Diego First Church pastor, Melissa Tucker, led a group in prayer over each seat in preparation for chapel this coming year.     


Sunday’s event concluded in Brown with a time of worship and a devotional from Norm Shoemaker, the Founding Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership at PLNU. Ron Benefiel, Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry, brought the evening to a close with a time of prayer and anointing over President and Linda Brower. 


Hosted by the Offices of Student Development, Spiritual Development, the School of Theology, the PLNU Alumni Association, and the Center for Pastoral Leadership, Sunday's Pray for PLNU marked the beginning of another exciting year ahead. For more information, visit PLNU's website.




External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU

INDIANAPOLIS- Point Loma Nazarene University revieved notification from the NCAA Membership Committee that it has been recommended to the NCAA Management Council to become an active NCAA Division II member beginning in the 2014-2015 season.


To see the complete NCAA release and a list of all the universities that advanced in their transition to the NCAA click HERE.


The Sea Lions will now await the final step of confirmation, on July 21-22, before they are formally accepted into the NCAA.


Upon approval, there will be recognition of this landmark achievement on the Point Loma campus over the week of September 1-6 when all the students return to mark the first week with PLNU as a fully-fledged NCAA member.

Alum, PLNU

Point Loma Nazarene University proudly announces that its baccalaureate-level Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) has been awarded five-year reaccreditation from the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND.) AND granted continuation of accreditation in July 2014, based on the extraordinary outcomes for PLNU’s DPD graduates and other standards of high-quality met by the PLNU Program.  Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is the first step for the dietetics major to become a Registered Dietitian (RD.)  Students then vie for nation-wide post-baccalaureate internships to further their training and upon successful completion, must pass the national RD certification exam.

PLNU graduates who applied to dietetic internships in 2008-2012 achieved an 89% success rate in placements, compared to the national average of 50%. Additionally, over the past nine years 92% of PLNU alum-dietetic interns have passed the national exam on their first attempt.

Family & Consumer Sciences

All seven full-time faculty members in the Psychology Department, the Dean of the Colleges of Social Science and Professional Studies (Dr. Holly Churchman), and a psychology adjunct professor and women's soccer coach ( Dr. Tim Hall) and several students attended the 2014 Western Psychology Association’s 94th Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon April 24-April 27th. This is the 20th consecutive year that PLNU psychology department faculty and students have presented at a major regional psychology convention.

PLNU students and faculty were involved in eight presentations:


Butterfield, M., & Rookard, G. (2014, April).

Secrecy and Adult Legitimization Predict Bullying in Romanian Institutionalized Children.


Irwin Churchman, H. & Frith, C. (2014, April).

On Improving Critical Thinking in At Risk College Students.


Meza, R., Cheney, D., O'Brien, K., Scherer, J., Owen, C., & Schaeffer, K.W. (2014, April). 

The Effects of Facial and Body Expressions on Approachability. 



Oakes Mueller, R., Leffel, M., Roth, V., Messier, M., Farinelli, A., & Galli Young, M. (2014, April).

Good Physician (2 of 2): Neuroticism/Burnout Inhibit Growth in Generosity.


Pendakur, R., Tibbs, J., Owen, C., Wu, J.T., & Oakes Mueller, K.L. (2014, April).  

Associations Between Childhood Attachment and Brain System Inventories. 


Tibbs, J., Von Striver, L.T., Pendakur, R., Owen, C., Wu, J.T., & Oakes Mueller, K.L. (2014, April).

Associations Between Childhood Neglect and Brain Pattern Inventories. 


Roth, V., Messier, M., Farinelli, A., Galli Young, M., Oakes Mueller, R., & Leffel, M. (2014, April).

Good Physician (1 of 2): Moral Elevation Predicts Virtue Development.


Wheeler, K., Correa, M., Irwin Churchman, H., & Hall, T. (2014, April).

Examining Cultural Cognizance in an Intense Abroad Experience: A Multi-Faceted Approach.