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.

Athletics - Lectures and Films - Music - Art - Theatre - Lutes Here and There

Alumni Events

October 10th - GOLD Committee Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Nesvig Alumni House, Tacoma
Help shape the way GOLD works and the upcoming events. Munchies will be provided.

October 27th - PLU vs. UPS Football GOLD Tailgate
12:00pm
University of Puget Sound
Support the Lutes on the road as they take on the UPS Loggers. Join other graduates of the last decade before the game for tailgating fun and then head into the game to cheer on our team!

Athletics

Only PLU home events are listed below. For a complete schedule of PLU Athletics please continue here.

October 6th - Women's Soccer vs. George Fox
12:00pm
PLU Turf Field

October 13th - Women's Soccer vs. Whitman
12:00pm
PLU Turf Field

October 13th - Men's Soccer  vs. Whitman
2:30pm
PLU Turf Field

October 14th-15th - Men's Golf Invitational
Begins 10:00am Sunday, 8:00am Monday
Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place, WA

October 14th - Women's Soccer vs. Whitworth
12:00pm
PLU Turf Field

October 14th - Men's Soccer vs. Whitworth
2:30pm
PLU Turf Field

October 19th - Volleyball vs. Linfield
7:00pm
Olson Gym

October 20th - Football vs. Willamette
12:30pm
Sparks Stadium, Puyallup WA

October 20th - Women's Soccer vs. Linfield
12:00pm
PLU Turf Field

October 20th - Men's Soccer vs. Willamette
2:30pm
PLU Turf Field

October 20th - Volleyball vs. Lewis & Clark
7:00pm
Olson Gym

October 21st - Men's Soccer vs. Linfield
2:30pm
PLU Turf Field

October 24th - Women's Soccer vs. Puget Sound
4:00pm
PLU Turf Field

October 27th - volleyball vs. Willamette
7:00pm
Olson Gym

October 31st - Volleyball vs. Puget Sound
5:00pm
Olson Gym

Lectures and Films 

October 15th - Eighth Annual Dale E. Benson Lecture: "Bourgeois Virtue?: Why being Middle-Class
is Good for Us."

7:30pm – 10:00pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center in the Anderson University Center
Free
Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be the 2012 Dale E. Benson Lecturer in Business and Economic History. Trained at Harvard as an economist, Professor McCloskey has written and edited twenty-one books and has published some three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.

October 16th - Holocaust Program Fall Lecture
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Anderson University Center Room 203
Free
Edwin Black will give a talk on "IBM and the Holocaust". Free and open to the public. Brown bag lunch lecture. For more information contact the Holocaust Program at 253-535-7595.

October 16th - Exclusive J.K. Rowling Webcast
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Garfield Book Company Fireside Lounge
Free
J.K. Rowling will be doing a webcast exclusive to bookstores. It's her only U.S. appearance for the release of her new novel "The Casual Vacancy" so stop by Garfield Book Company to check it out!

October 17th - The Tomb of Tutankhamun
10:30am – 12:30pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
FREE to all PLU students, staff and faculty. $10.00 for public.
The tomb of Tutankhamun remains one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.
This lecture will present an overview of the tomb and its contents; how it was discovered in 1922 by British
archaeologist, Howard Carter; and the place of Tutankhamun in history. It will provide a nice background for visiting the exhibition, "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," which is on display at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle until January 6, 2013. Dr Ryan is an archaeologist, writer of 8 books, and professor of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University.

Music

October 9th - University Symphony Orchestra
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR

Orchestra Series: University Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart "Magic Flute" Overture and selected arias (preview of the November Opera Workshop production) and Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

October 11th - Guest Saxophonist José A. Zayas Cabán
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR

Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

October 14th - University Wind Ensemble Concert
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR

Band Series: University Wind Ensemble. Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

October 16th and 17th - Fall Choral Concerts
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR

Choral Series: Fall Choral Concert I
Choir of the West (Richard Nance, Conductor), University Chorale, University Singers and University Mens' Chorus (Brian Galante, Conductor). Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

October 22nd - Camas Wind Quintet
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR

Regency Concert Series: Camas Wind Quintet
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets - Call (253)535-7787.

October 28th - Early and Baroque Concert
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Lagerquist Hall, MBR
Free

Art

October 10th - November 7th: The Physicality of the Present
Open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
University Gallery
Free
In the work of these two artists, we see figures made vulnerable by the physical and emotional constraints placed upon them. Ann Johnston Schuster’s prints present vulnerability not as a constraint, but as a link to our humanity. John McCuiston’s sculpture moves between history and myth, ceremony and humor.

October 10th - Opening Reception for The Physicality
of the Present

5:00pm- 7:00pm
University Gallery
Free

Theatre

October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 28th
"Our Town
"
7:30pm – 9:30pm, 2:00-4:00pm on Sundays
Eastvold Black Box Theatre
First produced in 1938, Thorton Wilder’s Pulitzer-Prize winning Our Town has become an American stage treasure. The play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. Our Town defies most conventional theatrical genres: it is neither a comedy nor a tragedy, neither a romance nor a farce. It is, rather, a contemplative work and richly timeless commentary on nothing less than the tragicomedy of human existence. It's also deceptively subtle and doesn't rely on obvious conflict to draw us in or push its plot along. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out. The play’s narrator, the Stage Manager, is completely aware of his relationship with the audience, leaving him free to break the fourth wall and address them directly, an idea that was radical for theatre 70 years ago. Wilder was dissatisfied with the theatre of his time, stating that he “began to feel that the theatre was not only inadequate, it was evasive."

Our Town earned critical acclaim during at a time when political dangers were increasing in Europe. World War II was on the horizon when the play hit theaters in 1938. It was a time of significant international tension, and people throughout the globe suffered from fear and uncertainty. Our Town directed attention away from these negative aspects of life and focused instead on the aspects of the human experience that make life precious.
Our Town presents a special picture of a small town. Wilder examines Grover’s Corners in order to discover lessons about life in a world that contains both triumphs and sorrows. He gently traces the residents’ day-to-day activities, their accomplishments and their troubles, their casual discussions and their formal habits in order to stage a study of human life and its complexities. Wilder’s fundamental message in Our Town is that people should appreciate exchanges of everyday life while they live them.
Tickets $5 - PLU ID $8 General Admission

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 alumni@plu.edu and we will be sure to get it in the next issue.

Stacie Pinkney Calkins '98
"Big River"
September 12th - October 21st Issaquah, WA
October 26th - November 18th Everett, WA
Village Theatre
Mark Twain’s great American novel gets re-told by Huckleberry Finn himself in this Tony-award winning musical. Fearful of his Pap’s drunken rage, Huck fakes his own death and hightails it to the river to help his friend Jim escape from slavery. You can see Stacie as Alice.
For more information click here.

Louis Hobson '00
"Sweeney Todd"
September 18-October 21
Portland, OR Center Stage
Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd is set amongst London’s seedy side streets and laced with Sondheim’s characteristically brilliant wit and dark humor.
For more information click here.

Jenny Shotwell '04
"Despina in Cosi fan tutte"
November 2nd and 4th
Tacoma Opera, Rialto Theater
Unquestionably Mozart's most intimate and personal opera, Cosi fan tutte is a domestic comedy about real people dealing with a very unusual situation. Two lovely, but naïve young women are tricked and manipulated by their lovers into switching partners; however, the women somehow maintain their innocence and dignity in spite of the men's outrageous shenanigans. Mozart's musical genius shines through and permeates this opera with a sunny cheerfulness that is bound to make you beam. Be sure to experience this most humane of comedies, at once frivolous, ridiculous and tender. You'll love it!
For more information click here.