The Year in Stories



Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the June issue of The Mustang Connection magazine.

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TMU Announces ‘Salt & Light’ as Chapel Theme

This year’s chapel theme, Salt & Light, was meant to exhort the school’s student body to engage the culture in a way that aligns with Christ’s words in Matthew 5. There, Christ first tells his listeners what defines the blessed (the Beatitudes). Then He explains how they can be a blessing: by being the salt of the Earth and the light of the world.

Read more at masters.edu/chapel-theme-2021.

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TMU Ranks No. 1 in State for Biggest Gains in Enrollment

A study exploring year-over-year changes in the number of freshmen enrolled at colleges across the country shows that The Master’s University saw the highest rate of growth in California and the 18th best rate nationwide between 2019 and 2020.

Read more at masters.edu/enrollment-gains.

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TMU Adds Eight New Online Degrees

TMU is launching eight new online degrees in 2022 and 2023. These programs cover disciplines in the fields of communication and business, such as creative writing and finance.

Read more at masters.edu/8-new-online-degrees.

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Generous Donors Deepen Their Commitment to the Mission of TMU

At record levels, generous men and women have partnered with TMU to equip the next generation of students for lives of faithfulness to Christ and Scripture. We are incredibly grateful to the Lord and to the donors He has supplied. During the 2020-21 school year, TMU’s donors contributed to $9.3 million in overall student aid offered by the school. From fall 2018 to fall 2021, Master’s provided $23.6 million in total aid. As of September 2021, the school’s endowment had risen 178% over the span of five years.

Read more at masters.edu/generous-donors.

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TMU Unveils Academic Research Institute for STEM Fields

Dr. Tai-Danae Bradley introduced us to TMU’s new academic research institute for STEM fields — The Math3ma Institute. The institute includes faculty members and researchers like Bradley who work to advance the fields of math, computer science and engineering, among others, while sharing their discoveries with the world in engaging and accessible ways.

Read more at masters.edu/academic-institute.

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TMU Continues To Transform Campus

TMU’s commitment to Christ and Scripture hasn’t changed, but our campus has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. In 2021, that meant major renovations for the library and Under the Oaks student space.

Read more at masters.edu/transformative-year-2 .

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Trio Enters TMU Athletics Hall of Honor

TMU inducted an impressive class into its Athletics Hall of Honor in January: Ryan Zamroz, men’s basketball; Emily Pedersen (Bruton), women’s soccer; and Erin Perperoglou (Buescher), women’s basketball.

Read more at masters.edu/hall-of-honor-induction-22.

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Members of TMUS Family Translate the LSB

Creating the Legacy Standard Bible was an intense process — but one rooted in the translation team’s love for Scripture. Read the story behind the LSB, along with insights from Dr. Abner Chou and the rest of the team, which featured two TMU professors, Drs. Jason Beals and William Varner.

Read more at masters.edu/lsb-translation.

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TMU Campus Expands with Purchase of Nine New Properties

The Master’s University recently purchased nine properties in Placerita Canyon, expanding its housing capacity to meet record-setting enrollment growth the past two years. Dubbed “Campus Cottages,” the units will house upperclassmen beginning in fall 2022.

Read more at masters.edu/9-new-properties.

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An Absolute Commitment to Christ and Scripture

At TMU, we often emphasize our heart and motto: “For Christ & Scripture.” But what does this commitment actually look like? Our president, Dr. Abner Chou, explains.

Read more at masters.edu/absolute-commitment.

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