PLNU News

03
Nov

Randy Ataide, professor of entrepreneurship and executive director of the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute (FBEI), served as a contributing editor for the book Entrepreneurial Leaders: Reflections on Faith at Work, vol. V, due to be released soon. 

This series of books, edited by Richard Goosen, Ph.D., of Trinity Western University, is likely “the best primary source for what is going on in Christian entrepreneurship today,” according to Ataide.

The purpose of the book, according to its preface, “is to preserve a spiritual heritage of Christian entrepreneurs striving to apply their faith in the marketplace.” 

Entrepreneurial Leaders is a collection of 12 interviews of successful entrepreneurs in varied industries. For the collection, Ataide interviewed Mike Mellace, of Mama Mellace’s Treats in San Diego, and Craig Van Hulzen, of Van Hulzen Asset Management also in San Diego.

 

For information or to order copies of this book please contact:

Centre for Entrepreneurial Leaders, School of Business
Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC, Canada V2Y 1Y1
(604) 513-2121 (x3389)
E-mail: Rick.Goossen@twu.caversity
Business, Fermanian Business & Economic Institute
18
Oct

 

(San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2010) – Dr. Alan Hueth, PLNU professor of communication, is one of four invited jurors for the first San Diego Christian Film Festival, which will be held Dec. 27-30, 2010, at the Performing Arts Plaza at San Diego State University.

 “About a year ago, a few of us from a handful of churches decided that there was every sort of film festival in San Diego County except for a Christian one,” said Anita Palmer, executive partner of the San Diego Christian Film Festival. “Given the power and prevalence of the visual media in our culture – and its negative slant – we thought it would be good to encourage new or emerging Christian filmmakers, create a setting where Christian film industry professionals and film-goers could interact, and help educate and encourage the film-going public to demand good movies.”

The festival has received about 150 entries from all over the world, culled the best and sent them to Hueth and his three fellow jurors: Karen Covell, a producer of TV specials, documentaries and children's programming, and the director of the Hollywood Prayer Network; Dallas Jenkins, filmmaker and son of writer Jerry Jenkins, whose latest feature, "What If…," just released; and Susan Wales, a producer, speaker, published author and executive director of the annual MOVIEGUIDE® Awards.

The winners will be announced at the SDCFF Awards Gala Dec. 30. The keynote speaker will be Mark Clayman, executive producer of "The Pursuit of Happyness." 

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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.

 

Communications & Theatre
18
Oct

(San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2010) – On Oct. 23, over 120 PLNU faculty, staff, students and their families gave the community a facelift.

They worked at Wilson Middle School, a school that has been deeply hit by the budget cuts and needs help in a variety of ways.  They also worked with a local park to help paint out graffiti, plant new plants, and help make it a safer place for kids to play. Painting and landscaping projects were also a part of the day.

Over the past 15 years, 5,000 FaceLift volunteers have helped about 17,000 people clean and beautify their houses.

FaceLift is funded by the City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency with support from the City Heights Project Area Committee and Councilmember Todd Gloria. Other financial sponsors include State Farm, Home Depot, CDC Small Business Loans, City Heights Town Council, and Point Loma Nazarene University.

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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
18
Oct

(San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2010) – At 95 years old, Col Everett (Penny) Penrod, class of 1940, took home two gold medals and one silver medal at the Huntsman World Senior Games. He competed in the 50-meter dash, standing long jump, and the discus throw.

Penrod is a regular competitor in the World Senior Games. In 2005, he took the gold in running long jump, setting a world record, while also taking home a bronze in shot put that year.

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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.

Alum
18
Oct

 

(San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2010) – Point Loma Nazarene University emerged victorious again this year at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Six current voice majors and two alumni entered the competition. 

Out of 35 singers who auditioned, three were passed on to the Western Regional Finals and five were given commendations for outstanding singing in the form of monetary encouragement awards.  

Four of the five encouragement awards went to current PLNU singers:

  • Christian Sanders, tenor – Dorothy Greiner Memorial Award, the highest encouragement award given
  • Elisa Rose Jordan, soprano – T. Davis Encouragement Award
  • Austin Thompson, bass-baritone - Dr. Charles Henkelmann Memorial Award (Thompson won this award last year as well.)
  • Vlad Bgatov, baritone - National Association of Teachers of Singing (San Diego Chapter) Award

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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.

 

Music
15
Oct

 

MOBILE, Ala. - PLNU senior Kristin Strimple was undefeated in singles play at the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships, winning the NAIA national title Saturday morning by defeating Yi Ching Chen of Embry-Riddle (FL) 6-2, 6-4. 

She then swept through a pair of matches  in the ITA "Super Bowl" bracket, topping the Juco and NCAA Division II champs to advance to the ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships held at the USTA Billie Jean Tennis Center in Flushing-Meadows, New York. That tournament starts on November 4.

Strimple, a 2-seed in the NAIA championship bracket, defeated Trina Slapeka of Lindsay Wilson 7-5, 7-6 [4] on Thursday in a quarterfinal match and then rallied to top the 3-seed, Oklahoma Christian's Hermon Brhane, 6-7[4], 6-2, 6-4. The PLNU three-time first team All-American, then challenged #4 seed Chen in the title match. Chen reached the finals by blanking Ana Veselnovic (Auburn Montgomery) 6-0, 6-0 and upsetting #1 seed Ana Veselnovic (Auburn-Montgomery) in the other semifinal tilt.

The two finals opponents met the day before; in the doubles championships.

"Seeing her (Chen) before helped a little," said Strimple. "She played a bit different in doubles, but there were some similarities. She was tough and did me a big favor by beating the Auburn-Montgomery girl. I knew I had to play solid to beat her, and I did."

Not through by a long-shot - though as a rare American player in competition - Strimple might have been considered a long-shot, she nevertheless avanced to the "Super Bowl" bracket, which features the winners of the NAIA, Juco, NCAA DII and NCAA DIII brackets. Strimple topped Juco champion Sun When (Tyler), 6-3, 6-3 and then wrapped up play with a win over NCAA DII champ Alida Muller-Wehlau (Armstrong Atlantic), (7-6 [4], 3-6, 6-4).

Strimple becomes the first PLNU player to win both brackets.  Mathias Sundberg won the NAIA’s ITA  men's title back in the early 1990's but fell in the "Super Bowl" round.

"I came here with no expectations," said Strimple, who was battling a pulled hamstring injured on Thursday. "I wanted to play my best and see what happens and it worked out. It feels great."

In addition to a pair of singles titles, Strimple and partner Ashley Litchfield posted a 2-1 record in the NAIA doubles flight; winning in the quarterfinals and semifinals before falling in the title match to third-seed Chen/ Strom (Embry-Riddle), 7-5, 6-3.

Strimple and Litchfield, the fourth seeded doubles team, posted a win on Thursday when they defeated Delk/Massey of Indiana Wesleyan 6-1, 7-5. They then topped #1 seed Curtis/Hajkova of Auburn Montgomery 7-5, 7-6[5] Friday afternoon before losing in the finals.

"We had our chances," Strimple said. "Once we lost that first set, it was tough to come back. They played well, though. They are a good team."

 

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