Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Upcoming Events 2013

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.


Community Events - Art - Athletics - Lecture - Music

Community Events

WorkParty at the PLU Community Garden!
  • Every Wednesday 10:30am–11:00am: Club Planning Meeting @ The Club House, AUC 135
  • Every Fridays 10:30am: Harvest Parties for Trinity Lutheran Food Bank @ PLU Community Garden, (across from Ingram on 121st St S)
  • Every Saturday 10:00am–12:00pm: Come and get dirty with us! Work-parties @PLU Community Garden

Did you grow up on a farm with lots of vegetables and animals out in the country side? The answer is likely "no" for most of us. So come on out and learn a bit about growing food in the Pacific Northwest! Join us, the Garden Club, at the PLU Community Garden (across from Ingram on 121st St S). All skills are welcome and needed!

November 17Habitat Restoration Work Party
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Near the lower AUC steps in the Fred L. Tobiason Learning Center
Come help make the habitat and Parkland more beautiful! This is a wonderful chance to experience the Fred l. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center and the Hillside Habitat. Your capable hands are needed to restore our natural landscape!

November 20Working For Change: Learn about how to get paid for serving your community!
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center: 133 (Union Pacific Room)
Working For Change is an alumni panel and networking event designed to educate students on post-graduate job opportunities that are community-service based AND come with a paycheck! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn about how to make a difference in your community while starting your career!

Art

November 1-13 – Paintings by David Roholt
8:00am – 4:00pm
University Gallery in Ingram Hall
In his painting, David Roholt transforms the familiar. The work balances the abstract and the representational, creating dimension through contrasting color and surface texture.

November 20 – Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
5:00pm – 7:30pm
University Gallery
The fall semester’s final show features exceptional work by PLU’s student artists, chosen by guest jurors. Join us for an opening reception Wednesday, November 20 from 5 - 7:30 p.m., refreshments will be provided.

Athletics

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

November 1 – Women's Volleyball vs. Whitman
7:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

November 2 – Women's Volleyball vs. Whitworth
5:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

November 2 – Men’s Soccer vs. Pacific (Ore.)
1:30pm
Synthetic Turf Field

November 2 – Women’s Soccer vs. Pacific (Ore.)
11:00am
Synthetic Turf Field

November 3 –  Men's Soccer vs. George Fox
1:30pm
Synthetic Turf Field

November 8 – Women's Soccer vs. Willamette
11:00am
Synthetic Turf Field

November 9 – Women's Soccer vs. Linfield
11:00am
Synthetic Turf Field

November 9 – Men's Soccer vs Puget Sound
1:30pm
Synthetic Turf Field

November 15 –  Women's Basketball vs. Evergreen State
6:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

November 21 – Women’s Basketball vs. Claremont-Mudd Scripps
7:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

November 29 & 30 –  PLU Thanksgiving Classic
8:00am – 5:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

Lecture

November 1 – Drawing for a Living: Making Money as an Illustrator
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Ingram 100: Lecture Hall/Ingram 116
A conversation with Steve Lieber and Erika Moen from Periscope Studios in Portland, OR. They will be discussing being a freelance artist in this current economy, their work with comics and the internship opportunities at Periscope.
The event is free and open to the public. After the event, Lieber and Moen will be reviewing portfolios of students who have signed up ahead of time.

November 3 –  Swedish Heritage Program
2:00pm – 7:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)

November 6 – Svare-Toven Endowed Professorship: Kristian Harpviken
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Kristian Harpviken is the director of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), an international research institute whose overarching purpose is to conduct research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people. The institute and its staff of experts contribute significant research in the form of publications, seminars and public lectures on current global issues of conflict and peace. Harpviken began as a research fellow at PRIO in 1995, served as the deputy director of PRIO from 2005 to 2008, and has been its director since 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oslo, and has been a guest researcher at Georgetown University and the University of Chicago.
Geographically the focus of his research is Afghanistan and its neighbors. Thematically, his research addresses compelling issues of conflict and peace including transnational mobilization and civil war, war-related migration and social networks, and peacebuilding and peacemaking. Among his most recent publications are the articles “The Transnationalization of the Taliban,” published in the International Area Studies Review and “USA og det utvidede Midtøsten - et hovedspenningsfelt i verdenspolitikken [USA and the Wider Middle East – a Main Field of Global Political Tension]” published in Vardøger. Harpviken is a frequent media commentator and lecturer. His annual speculation of who will win the Nobel Peace Prize is cited globally, including by BBC, CNN,Foreign Policy, New York Times, Le Monde, Russia Today, Hindustan Times,China Central Television and others.

November 12 – Movie: Sin by Silence
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)

November 13 – Visiting Writer Series: Peter Geye
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Peter Geye is the award winning author of the novels SAFE FROM THE SEA and THE LIGHTHOUSE ROAD. He holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from Western Michigan University, where he was editor of THIRD COAST. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he continues to live with his wife and three kids. For more information, please see www.petergeye.com.

November 15 – Biology Seminar
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rieke 103: Leraas Lecture Hall
Andrew Dittman, PhD, Research Fishery Biologist with the NOAA Fisheries Science Center, will discuss neuro/animal behavior.

November 19 – Western Wildlife Outreach presentation: Large Carnivores of the Pacific Northwest
10:30am – 12:00pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
Western Wildlife Outreach's Executive Director, Lorna Smith, will speak on Washington State's four largest carnivores - black bears, grizzly bears, cougars and gray wolves.
WWO works to educate and promote an understanding and acceptance of these animals, and the role they play in the ecosystem.
FREE to PLU students, staff and faculty (Public fee is $10)
Laura Stewart, Learning Is ForEver's Program Coordinator may be contacted at stewarla@plu.edu or (253) 241-4166. More details will be posted on our website

Music

Most concerts performed in Lagerquist Concert Hall are live-streamed. If the concert is live-streamed you can watch it here.

November 2 – Men's Chorus Symposium
10:00am – 7:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Men's Chorus Symposium $10/person or $250/school.  The third annual workshop and performance for male singers in grades 7-12. Rehearsals begin at 1pm. The day concludes with an informal concert at 6pm. Concert is free. Those interested in participating in the event can contact Brian Galante at galante@plu.edu.

November 3 – Mary Baker Russell Music Scholars Recital
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

November 3 – Gina Gillie and Mark Robbins, recital - Horn Music from the Pacific Northwest
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall    
This collaborative recital by Gina Gillie, Assistant Professor at PLU and Mark Robbins, Associate Principal of the Seattle Symphony, will feature several original compositions for horn by composers from the Pacific Northwest. Included will be two of Gillie's own works, a duet for horns and a collection of unaccompanied solos.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni, free PLU community, students, 18 and under. Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

November 3 – Kyndal Meister Jr. BM Recital
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Kyndal Meister gives this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Degree. She studies piano with Jennifer Bowman.
Free admission, no tickets

November 5 – Evan Smith Saxophone Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Guest artist Evan Smith will perform on the Saxophone.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni, free PLU community,students, 18 and under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411)

November 6 – Candlelight Acoustic Set at NPCC
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Northern Pacific Coffee Company on Garfield Street
Enjoy a night of acoustic music and candlelight - free of electricity - at Northern Pacific Coffee Company on Garfield Street. Come to celebrate the ending of UnPLUg and find out the official residence hall winner that had the highest percentage of energy reduction! While October and UnPLUg has officially ended, the energy saving continues...

November 7 – Keyboard Students
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Free Admission, No Tickets

November 8 – Trumpet and Saxophone Concert - PLU faculty Erik Steighner and Zachary Lyman
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
PLU faculty Zachary Lyman, Trumpet, and Erick Steighner, Saxophone, perform.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni, free PLU community, students, 18 and under. Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

November 9 – Kristen Monk Sr. BM Recital
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Kristen Monk gives this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Degree. She studies Horn with Gina Gillie.
Free admission, no tickets

November 10 – Organ Concert
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series features Ann Marie Rigler, Guest Organist Ann Marie Rigler is the College Organist at William Jewel College in Liberty, MO. The program is called God of Many Names a celebration of religious pluralism through solo organ music, representing a variety of traditions.
Tickets: $15 general admission/ $10 senior citizens (55+) & alumni/ $5 PLU community, students, 18 and under/ free PLU music students Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

November 10 – Christine Perkins BME recital
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Christine Perkins gives this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Education Degree. She studies Viola with Betty Agent.
Free admission, no tickets

November 10 – Hope Bales Sr. BME Recital
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall

November 14 – Bassoon Ensemble Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall

November 16 – Katie Wenndt Non Degree recital
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Katie Wenndt gives this Non-degree recital. She studies voice with Holly Boaz.
Free admission, no tickets

November 16 – Choral Union Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Choral Union, Richard Nance, Conductor. Program will feature two large choral/orchestral works, "The Armed Man," by Karl Jenkins, and "Eternal Light-A Requiem" by Howard Goodall. The Jenkins is a multi-media piece, that comes with an accompanying film. "The Armed Man" is one of the most popular choral/orchestral works of the new century, and has been performed over 900 times worldwide since its premiere in 2000. It is an anti-war "Mass for peace", and the message is carried out very powerfully through the music and heightened by the video. You can see clips of the video and hear some of the music at: www.thearmedmanfilm.com
Tickets: Tickets: $15 general admission/ $10 senior citizens (55+) & alumni/ $5 PLU community, students, 18 and under/ free PLU music students Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

November 17 – PLUtonic/HERmonic Concert
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
A cappella groups HERmonic and PLUtonic perform the first of 2 concerts
Admission free. Tickets available at the Concierge Desk: 253 535 7411

November 19 – T-Jazzs Combos in the Cave
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Anderson University Center: The Cave
David Deacon-Joyner, Director
Free admission, no tickets

November 19 –  University Symphony Orchestra
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Symphony Orchestra with Betty Agent, guest violist Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+) & alumni, free PLU Community, students, 18 and under.Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411)

November 21 – Piano Ensemble Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Oksana Ezhokina, Director
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

November 22 – Steel Pan and Percussion Ensemble
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

November 23 – Harp Concert
3:00pm – 4:30pm
MBR Music Center 306: Choral Rehearsal Room
Harp Ensemble performs. Pat Wooster, Director.
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

November 23 – Marta Neumann Sr. BM Recital
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Marta Neumann gives this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Degree. She studies voice with Dr. James Brown. Free admission, no tickets

November 23 – Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall

November 24 – University Wind Ensemble
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Wind Ensemble with Erik Steighner, guest saxophone soloist performing Susan Botti's Saxophone Concerto. Edwin Powell, Director.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+) & alumni, free PLU Community, students, 18 and under. Tickets - Call: (253)535-7787

November 24 – Guitar Orchestra Ensemble Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall

November 26 – University Jazz Ensemble Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Phillips Center: Eastvold Auditorium Stage
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni, free PLU community, students, 18 and under. Tickets - Call (253)535-7787