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.

ArtAthletics - Lectures - Music - Lutes Here and There

Art

February 6th - A Retrospective Exhibit: Opening Reception
5:00-7:00pm
University Gallery, Ingram Hall
Emeriti professors from the Department of Art and Design display a lifetime worth of works. Dennis Cox's career has been involved with Drawing, Printmaking and Watercolor while David Keyes' work consists of Ceramic Sculpture and Vessels, Cast and Fabricated Bronze/Mixed Media Techno-Archaic Sculptures.
Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Or by appointment. Please call 253-535-7573 for more information.

February 7th - March 6th - A Retrospective Exhibit
University Gallery, Ingram Hall 
Emeriti professors from the Department of Art and Design display a lifetime worth of works. Dennis Cox's career has been involved with Drawing, Printmaking and Watercolor while David Keyes' work consists of Ceramic Sculpture and Vessels, Cast and Fabricated Bronze/Mixed Media Techno-Archaic Sculptures.
Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Or by appointment. Please call 253-535-7573 for more information. 

Athletics

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

February 1 - Women's Basketball VS. Linfield 
6:00pm
Olson Gymnasium 

February 1 - Men's Basketball VS. Linfield 
8:00pm
Olson Gymnasium 
 
February 5 - Baseball VS. Concordia (OR) 
11:00am
Pacific Lutheran Univesity Baseball Field 
 
February 5 - Baseball VS. Concordia (OR) 
2:00pm
Pacific Lutheran Univesity Baseball Field

February 15 - Men's Tennis VS. Linfield
3:30pm
Sprinker Recreation Center 

February 15 - Women's Basketball VS. George Fox
6:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

February 15 - Men's Basketball VS. George Fox
8:00pm
Olson Gymnasium 

February 16 - Men's Tennis VS. Pacific (Ore.)
1:00pm
Sprinker Recreation Center 

February 16 - Women's Basketball VS. Lewis & Clark
8:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

February 16 - Men's Basketball VS. Lewis & Clark
8:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

February 22 - Women's Tennis VS. George Fox
3:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University

February 23 - Women's Tennis VS. Willamette
1:00pm
Pacific Lutheran University 

Lectures

February 21, 2013 - Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture
10:30am
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Robin Wright
"Rock the Casbah:" Challenges and Solutions in the Middle East"
Robin Wright has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Atlantic, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News, Foreign Affairs and many others. Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa and several years as a roving foreign correspondent worldwide. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. Until 2008, she covered U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.
Wright has also been a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as well as Yale, Duke, Stanford, and the University of California.
Among Several Awards, Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative" for coverage of African wars. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected Wright as the journalist of the year for her "distinguished reporting and analysis of international affairs." She also won the National Press Club Award for diplomatic reporting and has been the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.
For more information click here

February 21, 2013 - State Farm MBA Executive Leadership Series
American Defense International, Inc.
6:00-7:00pm
Leraas Lecture Hall, Rieke Science Center
Van Hipp, Jr., Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. 
Van Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, DC based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations.
For more information click here


February 25, 2013 - The Thirty-ninth Annual Walter C. Schnackenberg Memorial Lecture
7:00pm
Anderson University Center - Scandinavian Cultural Center (UC 101)
Professor Neil Foley
"The Hispanic Challenge and the Latinization of America"
Professor Neil Foley, the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in American History at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, is the Thirty-ninth Annual Walter C. Schnackenberg Memorial Lecturer.  Professor Foley is the author of Quest for Equality:  The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2010).  He teaches courses in 19th and 20th-century U.S. history; Mexican American and Latino History; The American West; Immigration, Citizenship, and Transnational Identity in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.  Professor Foley has lived abroad for a number of years in Mexico (Mexico City), Germany (Berlin, Heidelberg, Stuttgart), Spain (Salamanca, Zaragosa), and Japan (Misawa; Naha, Okinawa).  Professor Foley's lecture title will be "The Hispanic Challenge and the Latinization of America."  The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a reception of light food and drinks.  The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.  
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February 26, 2013 - Religious Studies Lecture
7:30-9:00pm
Anderson University Center Scandinavian Cultural Center (UC 101)
Dr. Deborah Green
"Holy Perfume and Functional Frankincense: The Spicier Side of Ancient Judaism"
Why is the Messiah perfumed? Why is God hidden in a cloud of incense? There's a blessing for musk? 
Through ancient Jewish literature, we find descriptions of fragrance as key metaphors for righteousness and holiness; and in the archaeological and historical record, we find the use of perfume and incense in order to obtain spirituality. Join us on an exotic journey of spices and scents, the divine and the worldly.
For more information click here.

Music

February 2nd - Early Harp Program with Nancy Thym
7:00 PM - 8:30pm 
Mary Baker Russell Center, room 306 
Artists Series: Nancy Thym gives a solo performance highlighting the early harp music. Internationally acclaimed harpist and storyteller Nancy Thym brings the story of Louise Nordmann (1829-1911) to life in her one-woman show Die Berliner Harfenjule.  The actual Harfenjule  (female wandering harpists of the 18th and 19th centuries) traveled throughout Europe with their harps upon their backs, performing at festivals, city markets, and inns.  In historical dress, Thym recounts the Harfenjule’s experiences, singing and playing harp pieces from Nordmann’s repertoire.
Donations welcome at the door. Reception to follow.

February 7th - Choir of the West Homecoming Concert
8:00-10:00pm
Largerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

February 12th - Guest Orchestra: Central Washington University
8:00-9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Free Admission 

February 26th - Camas Wind Quintet
8:00-9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall 
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411).

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.

Marissa Meyer '04
"Scarlett" Book Release and Signing
February 5th - 7:00pm
Garfield Book Company at PLU
For more information click here.