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PLNU News

31
Aug

The new 32,900 square foot science facility in the heart of PLNU's campus will provide much needed space for teaching and research to continue to prepare the finest science graduates. 

Learn More About the Campaign for the Sciences

Completion set for August 2015.

Check out Dr. McConnell's funny video regarding our science building.


Drs. Martin and Choung from Chemistry can't wait for our new science building.

Biology
20
Jul

The San Diego Point Loma Host Town will host athletes from Albania, Burkina Faso and Finland as they prepare for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)


San Diego, Calif., July 20, 2015 – In less than 24 hours, PLNU will welcome 177 athletes and delegates to the San Diego campus in conjunction with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) which begins on July 25, 2015.

 

In advance of Saturday’s Opening Ceremonies, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California through the Host Town program. One hundred communities have the honor of being selected as an official Host Town, including seven in San Diego County. The San Diego Point Loma Host Town, under the leadership of Dr. Jim Johnson from PLNU and Mr. Michael Perry, Founder and former CEO of San Diego Trust Bank, will welcome athletes from Albania, Burkina Faso, and Finland for three days to prepare for the games. The university, through generous support of Geico San Diego and numerous individual donors, will provide housing, meals, and entertainment while in San Diego.

 

“PLNU has a long history of support for our local Special Olympics athletes and we consider it an honor to host each athlete as they remind us what true courage, joy and determination looks like,” said PLNU President, Dr. Bob Brower.  For the past 22 years, the Special Olympics Regional Track Meet has taken place on the track at PLNU, making the university a natural partner for the LA2015 Host Town program.  

 

During the athletes’ time on campus, PLNU will provide a variety of host responsibilities and services, from meals and lodging, to volunteer buddies for athletes while on and off campus. On Wednesday, July 22nd, multiple San Diego Host Towns will meet for an afternoon at the San Diego Zoo followed by a welcome dinner on PLNU’s campus for the San Diego Point Loma Host Town.  Thursday evening the San Diego Padres will host all 1500 athletes and sponsors in the San Diego Host Town delegations for an evening at the ballpark as they take on the Miami Marlins. Athletes and sponsors will be on hand to throw out honorary first pitches along with a parade of athletes during the pre-game ceremony as the entire San Diego region celebrates the inclusion and spirit of LA2105.

 

Athletes will depart from PLNU on Friday morning to continue their journey to north LA2015. It’s not too late to get involved. If you would like to volunteer with the San Diego Point Loma Host Town, please call (619) 849-2298 or email PublicAffairs@pointloma.edu. Donations in any amount are greatly apprecaite and can be made online to the LA2015 Host Town program. 

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU
07
Jul

The Inland Empire Regional Center will be closing as of August 2015.

For information on programs previously offered through the Inland Empire Regional Center, please visit: gps.pointloma.edu.

For questions regarding the closure of the center, please reference this document

Inland Empire Regional Center
06
Jul

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Congratulations to our incoming PLNU students and their families! 

Please join us for a valuable and fun Parent Connection social, designed just for you and hosted in the home of a fellow PLNU parent.  Network with other new PLNU parents, gather wisdom from those who have gone before, and get your personal questions answered by current parents and PLNU staff.

Our goal is to help you feel ready and excited about your student and their coming experiences at PLNU, along with a chance to build new relationships with other parents prior to your on-campus events of NSO.  Space is limited, so please RSVP quickly to one of the three dates and locations as we all share in this wonderful extended Christian community that we call PLNU Parent Connection.

Event Dates:

August 8 |  Saturday, 9-11 am (Scripps Ranch, CA)

August 15 |  Saturday, 9-11 am (Phoenix, AZ)

August 18 |  Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)

We look forward to seeing you there!
 

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Questions? Please email Dan DeSaegher at dandesaegher@pointloma.edu
Parents & Families
01
Jun

PLNU alums Alex Rodrick (B.A., Music, 2011) and Christen Horne Ryerson (B.A., Music, 2012) continue PLNU Voice's stream of accolades, winning large cash awards in the 2015 annual competition of the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego. The competition final round awards were announced in a concert on Sunday afternoon May 30th at First United Methodist Church in Mission Valley.  Founded in 1945, Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego (www.musicalmerit.org) now awards over $85,000 in prize money every year to young musicians in vocal and instrumental music who live in or attend college in the greater San Diego region.  Rodrick, a mezzo-soprano, receives a $7,000 cash prize; soprano Ryerson receives a cash award of $5,000. Both young vocalists, who studied while at PLNU with Dr. J. Craig Johnson, are pursuing professional careers as opera singers.

Music