Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Upcoming Events

This is just a sampling of some of the great events that are happening this month. If you are in the area please stop by and join us for any of these events! Check the PLU campus calendar for a complete listing of events.

Save the Date - Community Events - Music - Lutes Here and There

Save the Date

Here is a list of upcoming events put on by the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations. To register for any of the following events, refer to the alumni website or call the office at (253)-535-7415.

July 6th-9th - Lute University
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ashland, OR
Even though the registration deadline has passed for this year's trip, feel free to check it out here and join us in future years! Our Lutes love this event!

July 12th - PLU GOLD Happy Hour
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wingman Brewers, Tacoma
Join with graduates of the last decade and check out Ken Thoburn's '09 Wingman Brewers. They just moved to a new location, so come down and check out the new place, buy a beer, enjoy free pizza, and connect with other Lutes.
Click Here for more information.

July 14th - Alaska Connection Council Kick Off Event
9:00am - 1:00pm
Anchorage, AK
We are very excited to announce the public launch of the long anticipated Alaska Connection Council! The first official “Kick Off” event will be a service event at the Anchorage Park Foundation Summer Neighbor-Powered Fix-it at Shady Birch Park.
Click Here for more information.

July 22nd - Skones Choir of the West Reunion Concert
Lagerquist Hall, MBR Building
A reunion is being held for those who sang in the Choir of the West under Dr. Skones during the years 1964 to 1983. Concluding the reunion is a COW alumni concert that is open to the public! Please contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations online or by phone if you are interested in attending the concert.
Tickets: Free. $15 Donations are encouraged.

August 24th - PLU Night at the Rainiers

Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, WA
Join us for a night at the ballpark as we celebrate the end of summer! This year's PLU Night at the Rainiers is dedicated to showcasing PLU. Buy tickets here!

September 28th-30th - Homecoming
The complete Homecoming schedule is now listed online! Check it out now and plan your trip back to campus early! Register by July 15th to receive the early bird special - 10% off!

Community Events

July 11th - Fruit Festival
11:30am - 1:00pm
Red Square
Join us for the 2012 Fruit Festival on Red Square!


July 8th - Jazz Under the Stars
7:00pm – 9:00pm

MBR Music Center Amphitheater
Tickets: Free.

July 19th - Jazz Under the Stars
7:00pm – 9:00pm

MBR Music Center Amphitheater
Tickets: Free.

July 26th - Jazz Under the Stars
7:00pm – 9:00pm

MBR Music Center Amphitheater
Tickets: Free.

Lutes Here and There

This section will list events that Lutes are involved in around the world. PLU does not control the content or activities involved in the event listed below. We are merely sharing the opportunity with you. If you are involved in something that you would like other Lutes to know about please drop us a line at and we will be sure to get it in the next issue.

Christian Powers '07
July 20th
Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle
Christian performs in the band Colonies who will take the Barboza Stage during Capitol Hill Block Party. For more information on Colonies click here.

Kirsten deLohr Helland '10
July 21st - August 19th
5th Avenue Theater, Seattle

Benjamin Harris '98
July 21st
Bellini's opera Capuleti e i Montecchi
67th International Music Festival at Caramoor, Katonah, New York
Benjamin sings the role of Lorenzo.