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Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature
Crossing Borders/Exploring Boundaries
Committed to educating students for employment and service in the United States and abroad, Point Loma Nazarene University is also committed to forming Christian disciples. Teaching in the humanities in this context presents both great challenges and amazing opportunities. Literature is sometimes seen as an unneeded luxury for students preparing for employment and a challenge (or even a detriment) to Christian formation. At the same time, literature allows students and faculty to cross boundaries and borders, offering them the opportunity to read the stories of those whom they are called to love whose life experiences may be very different them their own.
In the spirit of Christian communion and intellectual dialogue, we invite papers, panels, creative presentations, and roundtable discussions that explore this broad theme: the crossing of boundaries and borders. We welcome proposals from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to literature, creative writing, faith communities, film, visual arts, philosophy, popular culture, and pedagogy and practice.
● Exploring boundaries between the sacred and the secular● Crossing borders between face-to-face pedagogy and on-line teaching in the humanities● Crossing boundaries in the traditions of faith communities● Exploring boundaries between the classroom and service learning,● Exploring boundaries between literature and Christian formation● Issues related to teaching works in translation● Reading literature and the Bible in translation● Crossing borders between genres● Adaptation from print to film● When writers travel—crossing borders between national traditions in literature● Exploring gender boundaries● Christian scholars and queer theory● Teaching across racial and ethnic boundaries
E-mail 250 word abstracts and session proposals by March 1, 2017 to:
Dr. Karl Martin at WesternCCL@pointloma.edu. Undergraduate students must submit their entire paper for consideration. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the CCL grant; for more details, visit http://www.christianityandliterature.com/Travel_Grant_recipients
Catherine Kapikian is the founder and director emerita of The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. The author of Art in the Service of the Sacred, Professor Kapikian will address the interrelationship between theology and the arts. A skilled visual artist, Kapikian will also explore the relationship between literature and the visual arts. More information about her work can be found at www.catherinekapikian.com.
Diane Glancy is a noted playwright, poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Of Cherokee, German, and English descent, Glancy is noted for her work exploring the boundaries between racial and ethnic identities as well as the boundaries between Christian faith and Native American beliefs. A long-time faculty member at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Glancy has also been a visiting professor at Kenyon College and Azusa Pacific University. She has been invited to both give a public reading and offer theological reflections on her work.
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11:00 a.m.College of Arts and Humanities; School of Business; School of Nursing; School of Theology and Christian Ministry
3:00 p.m.College of Natural and Social Sciences; School of Education
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Eligible Masters and Professional Studies Candidates
The PLNU Chamber Orchestra presents select movements from the concerto repertoire. Solo performances by the semester's top student musicians are highlighted.
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Crill Performance Hall
Point Loma Choral Union, a collaboration between PLNU students and community singers, with orchestra and student soloists, present Antonio Vivaldi's popular setting of the Gloria, RV589, written circa 1715.
Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Scott Brown (559)765-6854
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619)849-2358
Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2017
Written By: Scott Brown
POINT LOMA STUDENT HAS TWO AWARD-WINNING FILMS
Every year, media communications students make several films that take many hours and hard work to create. During the school year of 2015-2016 though, senior Jonathan Pickett wrote and directed two different short films, Nanobots at the DMV and Graceface, both of which have won awards.
Nanobots at the DMV tells the story of a man who accuses and threatens the DMV for putting “nanobots” in his car -- and another young man who simply wants a DMV appointment and ends up saving the day. The film was created in the COM442 Field Production course last spring.
Pickett said that he came up with the idea because he wanted “a story idea for a character who wants something very simple and to come up with roadblocks for him and the most ridiculous was a guy robbing the DMV.”
Graceface tells a much more relatable story and follows the exploits of a student who needs to print an assignment out and the rush to submit it on-time. The film is a race-against-time story about how the main character handles all of the obstacles that he runs into along the way.
“It’s semi-autobiographical because I was in the same position and thought it would be a funny short film,” says Pickett.
Nanobots at the DMV was accepted into the BEA Super-Regional competition and won first place in the narrative film category of the festival. Graceface was accepted into four festivals, including two online festivals, the College Town Film Festival, and the Lone Star Film Festival.
“It was an official selection at the Lone Star Film Festival,” says Pickett, “it played during the coming of age block in a sold out theater, which I attended because I was able to fly out there, which was really cool.”
These awards did not come easily for Pickett though. “Both of them were a ton of hard work,” says Pickett, “and I wouldn’t have been able to do anything with them without a great team who was able to work on them and believed in them.”
As hard as he has worked on these two films though, Pickett doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. “I am currently working on my senior film,” he said. “It is pretty much the culmination of both of these films and will probably be out in April and I am planning on submitting to as many festivals as I can.”
For more information regarding the Media Communications department and the Film Production courses it offers, feel free to contact Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Scott Brown at email@example.com.
Our very own Dr. Jaeyoon Kim was named the 2016 Fantasy Football Champion of the Glory Barn Conference in the Loma Fantasy Football League. That's in addition to being the Champ of his conference in 2014. WTG Dr. Kim!
The HPS dept's 5th Presidential Inauguration trip - with profs, students, and alumni.
On November 29, 2016 the Department of Family and Consumer Science hosted the Parent Education - Kindergarten Readiness Panel with a group of San Diego educators as featured speakers.
Watch the full panel discussion here:
Joey Conrad (USAF), a PLNU MICS Alumni who graduated in Spring 2016 with a BS in Computer Science, was recently recommended for and awarded the AFCEA Major General Robert Sadler Honor Award. This award is given to the top ROTC commissionee in the nation with a major in anything tech (EE, CE, SC, IS, IT, etc.). He will be going over to Ft. Meade to the 707th Command Squad as part of the 707th Intel, Surveillance, and Recon Group, which works on encryption and other intel activities.
He emailed Dr. Lori Carter to let her know how much the Programming Languages class and Networking class here at PLNU helped him in his work and training he has been doing since graduating. He said he was the "resident expert" in his training due to what he learned in these classes at PLNU.
PLNU Music Department Alumni soprano McKenna Slack, bass-baritone Reno Wilson, and mezzo-soprano Kiana Bell received Encouragement Awards in the Metropolitan Opera National Council - San Diego District - Auditions on Saturday, October 8th. Point Loma Nazarene University's voice students, from the studio of Dr. J. Craig Johnson, have earned eight first-place, 17 encouragement awards, and four audience choice awards at the Met auditions in recent years. Seven of Saturday’s contestants were from the university and most were repeat competitors. See related article in San Diego Union Tribune:
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.
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