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.


This year's portfolio review is just around the corner. Check out some of the graphic design portfolios from our class of 2014 to see what you can expect! 

View some of our 2014 portfolios

Join us for our Portfolio Review Reception on Thursday, April 30th from 6:30–8:00pm. 

Art & Design


Nicolson Commons- ARC.  Open to all Faculty/ Staff and Students. We're excited to be unveiling our new logo and a new App that will make using the rental center and booking Great Escapes trips a breeze.  There will be raffles and prizes, a photo booth and a delicious trail mix bar in addition to having our equipment out for you to see just what we've got (even some new stuff).  We'll also be showing a short video on PLNU student experiences with the program.  This is a great opportunity to meet Jonathan Morell, the new Director of Outdoor Leadership.   Please stop by!  We're very interested in getting Staff and Faculty out on trips with students.  We'd also love to brainstorm with you about creating trips for your class or department. We're looking forward to meeting you for the first time or reconnecting once again.

Outdoor Recreation

PLNU Voice students -- from the studios of J. Craig Johnson, Tina Sayers, and Mary MacKenzie -- once again dominated the 2015 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition in San Diego.  Baritone Jack French won First Place in both the College/Private Musical Theater Men's and Lower College/Private Classical Men's categories. Mezzo-soprano Kendall Barnes won Second Place in College/Private Musical Theater Women.  In the Lower College/Private Classical Women's category, soprano McKenna Slack took First Place and soprano Emily Templeton took Second Place, with soprano Rachel Newton earning an Honorable Mention. In the Upper College/Private Classical Women's category, soprano Michelle Law came in Second Place with Third Place going to mezzo-soprano Kiana Bell.


On Tuesday March 3, 2015, Point Loma Nazarene University business students Matt Herskowitz, Chad Krause, Blair Messner, Sam Sadler, and Trevor Shaw led their team in victory over SDSU, USD, and UCSD teams, winning the San Diego CFA Institute Research Challenge for 2015.  PLNU faculty advisor, Dan Bothe, Dean of the Fermanian School of Business, supported their countless hours of preparation and accompanied them to the competition, returning with an impressive team trophy, now on display at the Fermanian School of Business!

As a result of this victory, the PLNU student team will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia on April 15, all expenses paid by the CFA Institute, to compete in the Americas Regional event against universities from across North America.  The winner from each regional competition - the Americas; the Asia Pacific; and the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions - will advance to the Global Final, where one team will be declared global champion of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

About the CFA Research Challenge:

As stated on their website, The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.  Students work in teams to research and analyze a publicly traded company - sometimes even meeting face-to-face with company management.  Each team writes a research report on their assigned company with a buy, sell, or hold recommendation and may be asked to present and defend their analysis to a panel of industry professionals.

About the Winning PLNU Team:

Matt Herskowitz is a senior majoring in Finance and he currently holds the position of Director of Finance for ASB.  He has accepted a position this summer at Stratford Partners Real Estate Investments.  Chad Krause is a senior majoring in Finance, having spent a summer internship at Lloyds of London in Great Britain.  Blair Messner is a senior with an Accounting and Finance double major in addition to being a Student Accounting Society officer.  She has accepted a full time position with Deloitte in their tax division.  Sam Sadler is a senior with an Accounting and Finance double major; he serves as president of PLNU's entrepreneur club in addition to playing baseball for the PLNU team.  Sam has accepted a full time position in public accounting with Ernst & Young.  Trevor Shaw is a senior majoring in Finance, while serving as PLNU's Finance & Investments Club president.

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