Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

October 11th

Classes Without Quizzes
8:00am - 1:35pm
Various Locations and Times, Free
Sit in a current PLU course without worrying about homework!
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8:00am - 9:05am

  • Environment & Culture Dr. Kevin O’Brien
    Room 200, Hauge Administration Building
    Introduces the study of environmental issues from the perspective of the humanities —literature, philosophy, and especially religion. We will read about, discuss, and reflect on “culture” and “environment,” and focus our attention particularly on the responses of religious traditions like Christianity and Buddhism to the contemporary reality of environmental degradation.

9:15am - 10:20am

  • Meant to Live Alumni Panel Discussion
    Regency Room, Anderson University Center
    Hear from alumni across the disciplines of the School of Education.  They will answer a series of questions describing how they came to live their vocations, as well as share significant mile posts, accomplishments and opportunities that continue to affirm their pathways.
  • Molecules, Cells & Organisms
    Dr. Neva Laurie-Berry
    Room 101, Hauge Administration Building
    In the first semester of the biology core, we start with the molecular building blocks of life and work our way up, exploring how those building blocks interact to carry out everything from photosynthesis and cell division to action potentials in your brain. We stress active learning, so you may be invited to join a group of students in a hands-on activity, such as drawing protein processing within a cell or acting out electron flow during cellular respiration.
  • Social Psychology
    Dr. Jon Grahe
    Room 104, Olson Auditorium
    The study of how an individual's thoughts and behaviors are influenced by the presence of others. Research and theory concerning topics such as personal perception, attitudes, group processes, prejudice, aggression and helping behaviors are discussed.

11:15am - 12:20pm

  • Business Finance
    Professor Tim Mooney
    Room 124, Morken Center for Learning & Technology
    Professor Mooney will be going over bond valuation techniques, along with some stock valuation.

  • Oceanography
    Dr. Jill Whitman
    Room 109, Reike Science Center
    Oceanography is the scientific study of the ocean, its surroundings, and the lifeforms within it. We will explore the geological, physical, chemical, biological, and climatic aspects of the seas and the connections between them. As we study the features and processes in the oceans, we will focus on the interactions between humans and the oceans and the impact of oceans on our lives.

Campus Tour
9:30am - 10:30am
Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Homecoming Chapel
10:30am - 11:00am
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free

Campus Tour
10:30am - 11:30am
Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Lunch in The Commons
11:00am - 2:00pm
The Commons, Anderson University Center, al a carte
Alumni and guests are invited to purchase lunch in The Commons. 

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
11:30am - 2:00pm
Anderson University Center, Chris Knutzen Hall 
The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are Coach Jim Johnson (swimming), Jody Schwich Marquardt '72 (field hockey/tennis/basketball), Chad Johnson '00 (football), Ryan Dirks '01 (track and field), and Robynn Rockstad-Rex '87 (rowing).
Buy Tickets Online Here
For more information please call Athletics: 253-535-7352.

Meet and Greet with the new Dean of the School of Business
Dr. Nancy Albers-Miller

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Morken Center Atrium, Free 

Campus Tour
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Class of 1963-Hospitality Room
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Anderson University Center, Room 213, Free

Class of 1963 Choir of the West Rehearsal & Social
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 306, Mary Baker Russell Music Center
In the summer of 1963 the Choir of the West under the direction of Gunnar Malmin spent six weeks in Europe. Since it is the 50th Reunion for the Class of ’63, let’s join in and celebrate that great experience with a rehearsal of our own and the chance to sing with the current Choir of the West. If you have any questions please contact, Jon Malmin at

Distinguished Alumnus Seminar: Balancing Academic Neurosurgery: From Epileptic Neurons to the Pearl of Africa
michael haglund2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hauge Administration Buidling, Room 101
Professor Michael Haglund '80, MD, Ph.D. A PLU 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Distinguished Duke Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurobiology, and Global Health.

Dr. Haglund will discuss his research from bench to bedside as Program Director of the Duke Neurosurgery Training Program, Director of the Duke in Uganda Neurosurgery Program, and Surgical Director of the Duke Epilepsy Center. Foundations of his work include clinical expertise and technical neurosurgery capabilities that help patients at the most complex and highest level, teaching, and caring for and giving back to those in need. Please join us for his talk.

Campus Tour
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Student Panel
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location Rm 201, Anderson University Center
Wondering what it is like to be a student at PLU today? Current students will talk about academics and student life so come prepared to ask some great questions! 

Music Alumni & Current Student Reading Session
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free
PLU music alumni are invited to participate in rehearsals with Choir of the West and the University Wind Ensemble.  Bring your instrument as there will be a chance to sing/play “old favorites” with current students and current and former conductors, in the ensemble of which you were once a part.  Arrive by 3:45pm to ensure you’re in the right location and receive the music that will be read during the rehearsal. 

Dinner in The Commons
4:30pm - 7:00pm
The Commons, Anderson University Center, Pay at the Door ($11)
Enjoy dining in The Commons with current students. This is an opportunity to experience how good students have it today. 

Class of 1963 50th Reunion Celebration 
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 133, Anderson University Center, Free 
You are invited to come early to attend a social hour featuring wine and beer from alumni vitners and producers before the start of the reunion celebration. 

Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center, Hosted
The class of 1963 is invited to a special reunion celebration at PLU with heavey hors d'oeuvres. Join your fellow classmates, reconnect with old friends and reminisce about your student days. 

Homecoming Celebration Banquet, $25

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Regency Room, Anderson University Center, 
You are invited to come early to attend a social hour featuring alumni wines before the start of the Homecoming Celebration Banquet. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm - Banquet
Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center 
All alumni and friends are invited to this special banquet during which we will honor the 2013 Alumni Award Recipients.  This year’s recipients are: Distinguished Alumni Joyce Barr ’76 and Michael Haglund ’80, Outstanding Recent Alumnus Nathan Schlicher ’00, Alumni Service Award recipient Salvador Mungia ’81, Special Recognition Award recipient Colleen Hacker, Heritage Award recipients LaWanna (Wellsandt ’51) Ahrendt , Marge (Anderson ’51) Kunschak  and Dick Weathermon ’50, and the Brian C. Olson Award recipient Michelle (Mimi) Granlund ’13. For more information on the Alumni Award recipients click here.

PLU Women’s Volleyball vs. George Fox
Olson Gymnasium
Pay at the door ($3 - $5)

For more information please call Athletics: 253-535-7352.