Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Nicholle Jaramillo

Point TV: Channel 23 Marketing & Promotions Mgr.

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: October 25, 2010

Written by: Nicholle Jaramillo




Late Night Show Soon to Hit Channel 23


Two PLNU communication students will embark on a Channel 23 late night project this semester. Seniors Michael Prescott and Benjamin Dunn will begin directing and producing a late night show called Late Night Loma.  It will take a lighthearted approach to relevant issues.

“There will be current events from on and off campus, guests from on and off campus, and comedic bits toying with the issues that students care about,” said Benjamin Dunn.

According to Dunn the pair came up with idea because they wanted to do something unlike anything else running on Channel 23.  They wanted to take and old idea and turn it into something new.

“There really is nothing right now on the channel like this,” said Dunn.  “Eventually we would love to shoot this live, in front of an audience, capturing the feel of what this kind of show could be.”

Late Night Loma is supposed to be similar to late night network shows.  Just as some look forward to watching their favorite late night personalities, Dunn hopes this can also be something for students to get excited about.

“We hope to create an audience on campus, we want people to look forward to our show, to actually watch it, and eventually take part in it themselves,” said Dunn.

As for who exactly is distinguished as the show’s director and producer, Dunn says he and Prescott try to avoid labels.          

“Both Mike and I are director and producer, we aren't really into titles. Unless you want to call us Sir, then that's totally fine,” said Dunn.

The duo is currently in the process of casting people from around campus as talent, writers, advertisers and guests.  Late Night Loma will begin airing late fall 2010 or early winter 2011.  

If you have any questions regarding “Late Night Loma,” or want to get involved, please contact Benjamin Dunn at, Michael Prescott at, or Station Manager Jessica Bobik at


Communications & Theatre


On Sunday, Nov. 7, PLNU students Christen Horne and Austin Thompson were honored by Opera Buffs, Inc.

Opera Buffs, Inc. of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization which supports seasoned and emerging opera singers between the ages of 19 and 40 by offering grant money and performance opportunities.

Horne, a junior soprano, and Thompson, a senior bass-baritone, were two of only six singers selected for grant eligibility and for participation in the Opera Buffs Spring Showcase. A total of 41 singers, some of whom have graduate degrees or are residents in the Los Angeles Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, participated in the auditions. The only other school to have two singers selected was the University of Southern California.

The Spring Showcase will be held at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles on Mar. 6, 2011.

PLNU Senior Christian Sanders was also honored by Opera Buffs and performed in the Fall Showcase on Oct. 31, 2011.

Horne and Thompson are participating in Point Loma Opera Theatre’s (PLOT) next production, Cendrillon, on Nov. 11-14, 16, and 18.



Event Dates November 5-7, 2010

Forgive the late notice please, but PLNU Debate team has been at three tournaments over the past two weekends.  At the first, we  took a limited number of team members up to the University of the Pacific where we participated in a smaller elite round robin on Friday, and then the larger national circuit tournament on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-7.  The second tournament was a smaller event hosted at Irvine Valley College this past Friday, Nov 12th, where we took mostly classroom debaters and a few team members.  Here are the results from those events.

University of the Pacific Round Robin:

Daniel Nadal and James Wilson advanced to the first elimination round in this elite field of national circuit teams. This is the first time a Point Loma team has advanced to this round in recent years.

University of the Pacific Paul Winters Tournament: 

Five of our Six senior teams advanced to the First Elimination round and one team advanced to the second elimination round.  PLNU won Third Place Overall Sweepstakes in the four year college division.  Several of our individual events speakers also excelled, three winning top honors in the Senior Division of competition.  Here below are the specific results.

Double Octofinals:

·         Ashley Nuckels and Ian Sharpels

·         Barbara Gausewitz and Ciera Wilson

·         Daniel Nadal and James Wilson

·         Alex Pineda and Kim Jensen


·         MacLean Andrews and Michelle Diaz

Speaker Awards:

·         Barbara Gausewitz - 6th  Place Speaker Senior Division

·         Ciera- 16th Place Speaker Senior Division

Individual Events:

·         Ashley Nuckels: First Place Extemp and Finalist in Rhetorical Criticism

·         Michelle Diaz and Barbara Gausewitz: First Place Duo Interpretation

·         Brian Bentley: Third Place Novice After Dinner Speaking (no final round)

·         Mac Andrews Semi Finalist in Open Impromptu


Irvine Valley College “Great to be Free” parliamentary debate tournament:

                (for this event we had many of our competitors up in higher fields of competition than normal for experience and to help other partners.)

·         Margeaux Flannery and Tiera Gindt – Bronze Award winners in Novice Division

·         McKayla Carpenter – Won 5th Place overall speaker in Senior Division.

This upcoming weekend is a tournament at Grossmont College in San Diego, mostly on Saturday and Sunday.


Communications & Theatre

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


(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

(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.

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