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Loma Talks

Join us for life-long learning opportunities through Loma Talks: The Homecoming at Home Series. Gather as a University Community to hear from beloved Faculty and alumni professionals, as they share expert knowledge, facilitate meaningful conversations, and equip us with tools for an impactful life. 

Planting Healthy Seeds of Faith

Monday, February 15, 6 p.m. PST

Parents, grandparents, and educators will enjoy hearing from Susan DeCristofaro Rogers (85) M.A., Co-Chair Sociology, Social Work and Family Sciences, and Academic Director of PLNU's Early Childhood Learning Center, a laboratory preschool, which focuses on faith development. Discover research and practical ideas in intentionally planting a strong foundation of faith for young children.


Religious Trauma: A Path Toward Emotional and Spiritual Growth

Tuesday, February 16, 12 p.m. PST

Join Marriage and Family Therapist and PLNU Professor Mark Karris as he helps guests explore the experiences of who sociologists call the "Dechurched." Mark traces out an overview of the research on the dechurched, explores the psychological processes that are common for those who are deconstructing their faith, and pathways of healing toward healthy reconstruction.


Business Alumni

Wednesday, February 17, 12 p.m. PST

The PLNU Business Alumni Auxiliary is excited to bring you a Loma Talk on navigating the business world of today. Topic coming soon!


Resilience — Understanding It, Teaching It, and Living It Out During COVID-19.

Wednesday, February 17, 6 p.m. PST

Through research and curriculum development, PLNU's School of Nursing is proud to be a role model for resilience training amongst undergraduate nursing programs. Hear from Faculty, alumni and students on developing resilience practices, maintaining personal care in the workplace, and how PLNU nursing graduates are faring through the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Church's Role in Pursuing Justice

Thursday, February 18, 12 p.m. PST

Join School of Theology and Christian Ministry professor Montague Williams, Ph.D., for a discussion on pursuing justice with the Church.


Adult Students Reaching Their Educational Goals While Juggling Life's Responsibilities.

Thursday, February 18, 12 p.m. PST

Join Student Success Counselors, current students and alumni of PLNU's Graduate and Adult Degree Completion programs as they share strategies, tips and techniques for integrating balance into work, life and school. 


Research Associates in 2021

Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m. PST

What an interesting time to be a scientist and researcher. Hear from Biology and Chemistry Faculty on student research, career development, academics, and COVID-19 testing happening at PLNU.