Article by Alan Taylor

SEP 29, 2016

32 Photos in Focus

The border between the United States and Mexico has become a major issue in the upcoming presidential election. It stretches 3,169 kilometers (1,969 miles), crossing deserts, rivers, towns, and cities from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico. Every year, an estimated 350 million people legally cross the border, with some 400,000 entering into the United States illegally. No single barrier stretches across the entire border, instead, it is lined with a patchwork of steel and concrete fences, infrared cameras, sensors, drones, and nearly 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents. Getty Images photographer John Moore has covered many miles of the border over recent years, capturing images of surveillance, escapes, arrests, detentions, and encounters between those crossing the border and those securing it. To read and see the photos of the article please visit The Atlantic Photo webpage.

International Ministries

The Christian Science Monitor featured an article on Alma Tucker's story on why and how she got involved when she learned about human trafficking in Tijuana, Mexico. To read the full article visit the following website.

International Ministries

This great article published in the fall of 2013 in Point Loma Nazarene University's Viewpoint publication talks about why she became a Physics & Engineering professor, her research, her passion for what she teaches and her students, and how much she loves working at PLNU.  Check it out here

Physics & Engineering

dedication ceremony for the new science building

Click here for more photos of the Science Building Dedication

The new 32,900 square foot science facility in the heart of PLNU's campus, opened August 2015, provides much needed space for teaching and research to continue to prepare the finest science graduates. 

Our state-of-the-art Science Center really wowed the Golden Nugget judges, who recognized the projects’ exceptional contributions to campus and community and excellence in design, planning and development.  Publication

Dedication November 20, 2015

Research Associates construction and research photos

Learn More About the Campaign for the Sciences

Watch a time lapse of the construction.

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

Drs. Martin and Choung from Chemistry excited about our new science building.


parent connection

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 NSO experience.  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:

Thursday, July 21 | 6 pm - 8 pm | Denver, CO

Saturday, August 13 | 9 am - 11 am | Scripps Ranch, CA

Tuesday, August 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Saturday, August 20 | 9 am - 11 am | Orange County, CA

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Questions? Please email Dan DeSaegher at
Parents & Families

PLNU music undergraduate JACK FRENCH, baritone, stars as the young Woody Guthrie in INTREPID THEATRE COMPANY's production of WOODY GUTHRIE's AMERICAN SONG. Intrepid Theater Company is in Guest Residency for 2016 at LAMB'S Horton Grand Theatre. Tickets are available through the LAMB'S Box Office and website. This exuberant musical celebration of the life and songs of the American folk musician Woody Guthrie has proved so popular that its run has now been extended through July 17. "This Land Is Your Land"... "Nine Hundred Miles"... "Bound for Glory" Songs about the beauty of America, being on the open road, fighting for justice. Songs that gave America its communal voice. As he moved across the country, Woody Guthrie sang the stories of a people fighting to survive a Great Depression, and offered them the hope of a better day. Guthrie has been a profound inspiration to thousands of musicians from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to U2 and Wilco.