PLNU News

09
Feb

At PLNU, Dave Bruno is the manager of online marketing.  Online, he is somewhat of a sensation. And recently, his new book, The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul, is garnering some major attention.

In 2007, Dave and his family did some summer cleaning. When he looked around his garage, he started to feel swamped with stuff - stuff he rarely or never used. So he began to minimize, all the way down to 100 things. He vowed to keep his personal belongings (not counting his family's belongings) at or below that number. He called his undertaking "The 100 Thing Challenge" and began writing about it on his blog, guynameddave.com. From the echoing responses, it seemed like a lot of people all around the world felt trapped by things.

His blog has launched numerous opportunities for Dave to share his story and open up an important conversation about why we feel we need things and what freedom can be found when we minimize them. He's been featured in Time magazine, on Oprah.com, the 700 Club, and in numerous other media outlets.

He and his readers are still taking up the greater challenge "to fight American-style consumerism."

Check out Dave's latest interviews in print and on TV:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jan/08/local-author-learns-to-live-with-100-things/

http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/Dave_Bruno_020111.aspx

 

photo by Marcus Emerson

PLNU
09
Feb

PLNU learned of an isolated incident in early February in which one of our students was victim of an alleged assault off-campus that involved an off-duty police officer and one other individual. We are committed to act with compassion toward the student who was involved and to respect her right to privacy and to allow for due process of anyone accused. With this in mind, PLNU has issued the following memo to students, faculty, staff, parents, and the board of trustees. We have also provided the following press release for local media. 

Press Release - February, 9 2011 (PDF Download)

Internal memorandum to students, faculty, staff, and parents - February, 9, 2011 (PDF Download)


 

Contact: 

Christine Spicer
PLNU
(619) 849-2925
PLNU
04
Feb

PLNU School of Education students are eligible to apply for the 2011 Education Associates Scholarships.  The application deadline is February 25, 2011.  Follow this link to the web application. For further information contact Dr. Laura Amstead (LauraAmstead@pointloma.edu) Applicants submitted completed applications by the deadline will be invited to in person interviews at the PLNU Regional Centers in Arcadia, Bakersfield and Mission Valley. 

Education
04
Feb

Event Date - February 4-6, 2011

On behalf of the Pt Loma Speech and Debate team, I wanted to send out a belated thanks to the entire PLNU campus community for your help and patience in hosting the Sunset Cliffs Classic and Round Robin Tournament of Champions recently.  These two tournaments were held on our campus Feb 4-6.  The 44  Colleges and Universities listed below came out and seemed to have a wonderful time enjoying our beautiful campus.  We greatly appreciate the assistance of so many of the staff, faculty and alumni that make this possible.  As you can imagine many envied us the ability to come here every day, and several of those folks are looking into applying here for future years. Students that it.  I don’t think any of the other coaches are putting in for my job yet. J

 

Two of our Pt Loma teams advanced at this competitive event, which has been nicknamed the blood bath at the beach due to the high caliber of competition.  Congratulations to Ian Sharples and Ashley Nuckels for reaching the first elimination round and to Daniel Nadal and James Wilson for advancing to the second elimination round.  Our other four senior teams entered had enough earned wins to advance to elimination rounds, but they missed advancing on the speaker point tie breaker.  This speaks well of our chances at the National Championships coming up soon.

 

And in the burying the lead category we just recently learned that PLNU is once again ranked in the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation competing for the year long sweepstakes race.  We are  currently ranked in the #7 spot, against all  competitors, like UCLA, Ca Berkeley, etc. . . regardless of school size or division.

 

Thanks again for your continued support and encouragement.

Communications & Theatre
01
Feb

 

(San Diego, Calif. – February 1, 2011) – In March, students from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) will officially begin spring break. Instead of heading for the beach, some students will be building sustainable buildings in Rosarito, Mexico.

Students, staff, faculty, university president Dr. Bob Brower, and a few members of PLNU’s cabinet will join Lazarian World Homes to construct a new sanctuary and parsonage at Rosario Nazarene Church out of Lazarian Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) polystyrene foam blocks. The polystyrene foam blocks, which can be filled with concrete after they are placed, provide effective, low-cost, eco-friendly structures.

Lazarian World Homes was born out of a partnership involving PLNU, Baylor University, and Armenian Relief and Development Agency. Lazarian World Homes builds environmentally conscious, affordable, and long-lasting shelters all over the world. 

 

Read more & register at:  www.pointloma.edu/springbreakbuild

For questions, contact Melissa Tucker:  mtucker@pointloma.edu.

 

PLNU, Spiritual Development
28
Jan

(San Diego, Calif. – Jan. 28, 2011) – On Saturday, Jan. 29, over 100 PLNU students, faculty and staff will be venturing out into the San Diego community for the second annual Cause & Effect Service Day.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PLNU will be serving six local Nazarene churches based on their specific needs – El Cajon Nazarene Church, Mission Valley Nazarene Church, Southeast Nazarene Church, San Diego Primera Iglesia del Nazareno, Carlsbad Las Flores Nazarene Church and Mid-City Nazarene Church. It will be a day of light construction, renovation and cleaning projects.

The service day is part of “the outward focus of the spring semester,” said Cristina Pacheco, international ministries assistant in the Office of Spiritual Development, speaking of the theme of the spring semester’s spiritual renewal week.

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Point Loma Nazarene University is a selective liberal arts university located in San Diego, California, and sits on a 90-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition to more than 50 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers in Bakersfield, Arcadia, Mission Valley (San Diego) and the Inland Empire. Founded in 1902, PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.

Spiritual Development