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February 2015 E-Newsletter

In this issue:

Lyle & Grace Prescott Prayer Chapel

Athletics Update

Ocean View Wedding Venue

Alumni & Friends Area Events

Spring Ministry Opportunities

Concert Choir Spring Tour

Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification

Alumni Brick Walk

 
Lyle & Grace Prescott Prayer Chapel

A New Lyle & Grace Prescott Prayer Chapel!

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The Lyle & Grace Prescott Prayer Chapel has served the students and alumni of this institution well for more than 40 years. However in that time it has not weathered the elements well. The building has severe wood rot and several other pressing needs so the university has announced plans to re-build Prescott Prayer Chapel. This plan has the support of the Prescott family and the three alumni who led the fundraising efforts for this project in Pasadena. The new Prescott Prayer Chapel will be larger, while still providing personal prayer space, and better suited to withstand the coastal climate.2.jpg

"The Prescott family fully supports the proposal to construct a new larger prayer chapel that will invite communion with our Lord for many years to come." -Bob Prescott

“It is, for many of us, sacred space.  It has served us well.  It is apparent that the time has come for the old to give way to the new.  I have every confidence that a new chapel will serve our students equally well in the years to come and that the new chapel will continue to be a place of prayer and a symbol of PLNU being a decidedly Christian community.” -Dr. Ron Benefiel

Following the university's announcement regarding the need to rebuild the beloved Prescott Prayer Chapel, the PLNU Women's Auxiliary and Friends stepped forward on faith and committed to raising $50,000 to begin the fundraising for this project. We recognize the powerful impact this space has had in the lives of our students over the years and seek to ensure that the same opportunity is available for generations to come. We ask that you join us in rebuilding this much beloved chapel dedicated in memory of Lyle & Grace Prescott.

Join your fellow alumni and current students in sharing your “Faith Stories” from Prescott Prayer Chapel on Facebook by clicking here.

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Athletics Update

Recently Fox 5 San Diego aired our very own PLNU Sea lions Men’s Basketball game against Cal Baptist live! In our inaugural season as a member of the NCAA Division II PLNU Athletics has been making headlines Nationwide!

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Off-the Field - "Out of 292 colleges and universities nationwide, PLNU Athletics was named an honoree of the NCAA Division II President's Award for Academic Excellence (with a 98% graduation rate, third highest in the nation) AND was named runner-up  for the NCAA Division II National Award of Excellence (for community involvement).

Awards & Honors - On the field during the fall season alone, PLNU student-athletes claimed 15 All-Conference awards, four all-region awards, two All-Americans, two Academic All-District selections, one Academic All-American, an NSCAA National All-Academic Team Award, along with five Sea Lions and one PLNU team being honored at the 2015 San Diego Hall of Champions Salute To Champions Awards later this month.

Men’s Basketball - Fresh off their nationally televised home game against Cal Baptist on FOX Sports, the Sea Lions traveled to the Bay Area where they swept all three of their games with victories over PacWest Conference opponents. Then returned home to PLNU with a win to start a four game homestand. The team is currently in fifth place in the conference standings but only 2.5 games out of first as they try to lockdown their first NCAA post-season appearance this week on Saturday 2/14 (4pm vs first place BYU-Hawaii).4.jpg

Women's Basketball - The Sea Lions are only 2 games out of first place with one conference game left to play, with a home game against tough conference opponents from the state of Hawaii this week;  Saturday 2/14 (2pm vs BYU-Hawaii).

Baseball - The Sea Lions baseball team is off to a hot start taking 3 of 4 games in the season opening series from the #8 ranked team in the nation, Western Oregon last weekend. The team will be home again at "America's Most Scenic Ballpark" versus Cal State San Bernardino onThursday 2/12 (2pm) and Friday 2/13 (2pm).

FOR TICKET AND GAME INFORMATION CALL 619-849-2265 or visit PLNUsealions.com

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Ocean View Wedding Venue

5.jpgThe PLNU Alumni Lawn is a wonderful location to host your special day!

Every year as summer approaches, the Alumni Lawn plays host to alumni weddings. Are you getting married soon? Looking for a venue with an amazing view? Look no further, the Alumni Lawn is ready for you!

The Alumni Lawn may be reserved for weddings in which the bride and/or groom is an alumna/alumnus Point Loma Nazarene University. Reservations are available from May through September on Fridays and Saturdays. We are limited to 10 weddings on the Alumni Lawn per year so if you are interested please inquire soon!

For more information please contact the Alumni Coordinator, Megan O’Neill at meganoneill@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2586.

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Alumni & Friends Area Events

Visit our website for more information on an area event near you!

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Walnut Creek, CA - April 11       Lunch & “Music Man” live Matinee
Washington DC - May 18           3 Course Dinner at Mount Vernon Inn
Honolulu, HI - June 20              Family Friendly Event
San Diego, CA - June 27            Cinema Under the Stars- “Mary Poppins”
Sacramento, CA - SU 2015        TBD

To volunteer to help with an event, contact KLucas@pointloma.edu.

Each year our PLNU Alumni Association hosts events in various cities across the United States. We appreciate the times you have visited the PLNU main campus in San Diego, but now we're coming to you!

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Spring Ministry Opportunities

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Ministry with Mexico (MwM) is a student-led ministry that provides three trips a month to the nearby cities of Tijuana & Tecate, México.  Three ministry teams are detailed below. While students fully lead this ministry, we invite faculty/staff/alumni to accompany the students as sponsors for our Spring 2015 trips. To learn more about the MwM program, visit the Ministry with México website.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
• Trip dates are already up on our website.
• Each group visits México monthly, however you do not have to commit to every trip to be involved. We can tailor your involvement to your schedule/ availability.
• Trips typically are 1 day, meeting at PLNU at 8AM and returning around 7PM.   Arrival time back to PLNU is always an estimate since it is impossible to predict border wait times.
• Meals and transportation are included in the nominal program fee of $20
• Student leader training, program leadership and logistics are handled by International Ministries in Spiritual Development.
• You need a passport book or card to travel to México.
• While Spanish knowledge is helpful, it is not necessary to participate.
• Training built in to the program schedule

 
“La Iglesia” (The Church)
• Compassionate Events & Work Projects with the Northwest Baja Church of the Nazarene district
• In Tijuana or Tecate
• Student Leaders: Graciela Ramirez & Gabriel Becerra

 “Eunime”
• Visitation at “Eunime” children's home
• Home to 19 young children with HIV
• Near “Las Playas” area of Tijuana
• Student Leaders: Noelle Coen & Crystal Quevedo

“Las Casas” (The Houses)
• Visitation at “Casa Hogar Niños de Fe” children's home
• Home to 30 children ranging from 5-18 years
• Education Sponsorship Program (ESP)  & Pen pal program
• Downtown Tijuana
• Student Leaders: Madison Breining & Albert Serna
• ESP: Talia Moyer

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
You can fill out an online sponsor form here. You will then receive an email with trip dates and sponsor guidelines. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions about the program please contact:

Esteban Trujillo- estebantrujillo@pointloma.edu or 619-849-2542

We’re looking forward to partnering with you this semester!

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Concert Choir Spring Tour

Stay up-to-date on performances hosted by the PLNU Music Department!

The PLNU Concert Choir visits a handful of churches throughout the Western United States every year. This year they will be at the following locations in March:
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March 8th (Morning) – Farmington, New Mexico – Farmington Church of the Nazarene
March 8th (Evening) – Dilkon, Arizona – Dilkon First Church of the Nazarene
March 9th – Sun Valley, New Mexico – Sun Valley Indian School

Visit the PLNU Music Department website for more details and a full calendar of events for the Spring Semester programs.

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Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training and certification prepares practitioners to apply the LSS tools and deliver results, focused on customer needs and business success. This highly interactive course uses several case studies and simulations. No prerequisites are needed.

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What you will Learn:
• Learn LSS philosophy and Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology
• Obtain knowledge of the most common Lean and Six Sigma tools
• Learn techniques for identifying and selecting opportunities for improvement
• See how LSS can impact bottom line and overall business performance
• Apply LSS concepts on a project to improve business processes
• Begin creating a culture of Continuous Improvement utilizing LSS Certification

Certification requires participants to attend all training, pass an assessment, work on a team project, and deliver project results. This includes one-day of project mentoring and final project reviews.

Start date: March 5, 2015, every Thursday in March and the first Thursday in April, from 5:30-9:30 pm
Location: Mission Valley Campus, 4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Price: $1,999.99
Registration: https://commerce.cashnet.com/coursereg?CNAME=LS-6SIGMA
Need more info: Nikkishimozaki@pointloma.edu

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Alumni Brick Walk

This is the last opportunity that you will have to purchase an Alumni Brick with a graduation date earlier than 2014
Click the link below to order your brick today!

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