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.

Alumni Events - Theatre - Art - Athletics - Lectures - Music

Alumni Events

October 10-13 – Homecoming
5:00pm – 11:00am
Plans for Homecoming 2013 include something for everyone! While the classes of 1963, 1973, 1988, and 2003 are the featured reunion classes, and the Meant to Live program will focus on the School of Education and Kinesiology, there are many ways for all Lutes to engage at this year's festivities.
Click here for a full schedule.

October 22 – Fall Choral Concert and Alumni Reception
8:00pm – 10:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Join us for refreshments and fellowship after the Fall Choral Concert on Tuesday, October 22nd. The reception will be held in Aida Ingram Hall immediately following the concert. The University Gallery will also be open for viewing. This is a great opportunity for all former choir members to see each other!
The Choir of the West, University Chorale, University Singers and University's Men's Chorus will be performing.
Tickets are $3 for concert and reception. Space is limited, please RSVP by October 14th.

October 26 – Celebration of PLU Basketball
8:30am – 4:00pm
Olson Auditorium
Join the women’s and men’s basketball teams and other alumni from both programs to celebrate the past, present and future of PLU Basketball!  This will be a great opportunity for the whole family!
REGISTER

Theatre

October 12 – Kiss, me Kate – Opening Gala
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Eastvold Auditorium – Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center
Combine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with Porter’s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me, Kate, a fun, sophisticated musical. This play-within-a-play shows each cast member’s on-stage life becoming complicated by events happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Winner of five Tony Awards, it was originally produced in 1948 and has long been considered one of Broadway’s treasures.
Tickets are Limited!  For ticket pricing and availability, please contact Allison Roberts in Development at aroberts@plu.edu

October 13 – Kiss me, Kate
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Eastvold Auditorium – Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center
Combine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with Porter’s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me, Kate, a fun, sophisticated musical. This play-within-a-play shows each cast member’s on-stage life becoming complicated by events happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Winner of five Tony Awards, it was originally produced in 1948 and has long been considered one of Broadway’s treasures.
Tickets: $8 General Admission, $5 Senior Citizens and Alumni, $3 PLU Community, Students and 18 and under.

October 18-20 – Kiss me, Kate
7:30pm – 9:30pm (Oct. 18 &19)
2:00pm – 4:00pm (Oct. 20)
Eastvold Auditorium – Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center
Combine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with Porter’s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me, Kate, a fun, sophisticated musical. This play-within-a-play shows each cast member’s on-stage life becoming complicated by events happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can’t You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Winner of five Tony Awards, it was originally produced in 1948 and has long been considered one of Broadway’s treasures.
Tickets: $8 General Admission, $5 Senior Citizens and Alumni, $3 PLU Community, Students and 18 and under
Phone: 253-535-7411 for tickets

October 25-27 – Night of the Musical Theatre
7:30pm – 9:30pm (Oct. 25 & 26)
2:00pm – 4:00pm (Oct. 27)
Eastvold Auditorium – Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Center
This annual musical review features numbers from numerous musical theatre productions. This exclusively student-produced collaboration is sure to have you singing along. Tickets by donation.

Art

October 9 – Open Model Session
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Drawing Studio (126) of Ingram Hall
Open Drawing Sessions with a live model, sponsored by the Department of Art at Pacific Lutheran University, will take place on select Wednesday evenings. All students and community members interested in drawing from a live model are welcome to attend. The evening model session is a great opportunity to develop your interests and talent in drawing. This is a non-classroom situation (no formal instruction will be provided), so bring the drawing tools of your choice and enjoy the relaxed studio atmosphere or work on your portfolio.

October 16 – Paintings by David Roholt – Opening Reception
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The 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. Free, refreshments will be provided.

October 17 - November 13 – To Be Human: Selections from the permanent art collection
8:00am – 4:00pm
The 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. Free.

October 23 – Open Model Session
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Drawing Studio (126) of Ingram Hall
Open Drawing Sessions with a live model, sponsored by the Department of Art at Pacific Lutheran University, will take place on select Wednesday evenings. All students and community members interested in drawing from a live model are welcome to attend. The evening model session is a great opportunity to develop your interests and talent in drawing. This is a non-classroom situation (no formal instruction will be provided), so bring the drawing tools of your choice and enjoy the relaxed studio atmosphere or work on your portfolio.

Athletics

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

October 4 –Swimming vs. College of Idaho
6:00pm
PLU Pool
    
October 5 – Women’s Soccer vs. Whitworth
12:00pm
Synthetic Turf Field

October 5 – Men’s Soccer vs. Whitworth
2:30pm
Synthetic Turf Field
    
October 6 – Women’s Soccer vs. Whitman
12:00pm
Synthetic Turf Field

October 6 – Men’s Soccer vs. Whitman
2:30pm
Synthetic Turf Field

October 11– Volleyball vs. George Fox
7:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

October 12-Cross Country PLU Invitational
11:00am (W)
12:00pm (M)
PLU South Park (Formerly PLU Golf Course)

October 12 – Homecoming Football Game vs. Lewis & Clark
12:30pm
Sparks Stadium

October 12– Volleyball vs. Lewis & Clark
7:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

October 19 – Football vs. Pacific (Ore.)
12:30pm
Sparks Stadium

October 26 – Women’s Soccer vs. George Fox
12:00pm
Synthetic Turf Field

October 26– Volleyball vs. Willamette
7:00pm
Olson Gymnasium

October 27 – Women’s Soccer vs. Lewis & Clark
12:00pm
Synthetic Turf Field

Lectures

October 3 – Koller/Menzel Memorial Lecture
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University a Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University. He is the author of The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life and Killing in War. He has several other books forthcoming from Oxford University Press, including The Right Way to Fight and a collection of essays called The Values of Lives.
In this lecture, Prof McMahan will discuss the debate between traditional just war theorists and revisionist just war theorists, arguing in favor of revisionism over traditionalism. It also explains the differences between the implications of the two approaches for such issues as preventive war, humanitarian intervention, and targeted killing.

October 7 – Ninth Annual Benson Lecture in Business & Economic History
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center SCC Meeting Room
Guest lecturer is Mansel G. Blackford, emeritus professor of history at The Ohio State University. The title of Professor Blackford's talk will be "Making Seafood Sustainable: American Experiences in Global Perspective."
This lecture is free and open to the public.

Music

Most concerts performed in Lagerquist Concert Hall are live-streamed. If the concert is live-streamed you can watch it here.
Tickets are available through the PLU Concierge Desk at (253) 535-7411 if tickets are required for the event. 

October 4 – Artist Series: Marco Pesci Lute Recital
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Internationally renowned Italian lutenist Marco Pesci will present a program highlighting the golden age of the renaissance lute in Italy and England. Mr. Pesci is the holder of the Lute Chair at Parma, Italy. Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 5 – Artist Series: Nordic Recital: Cello and Piano Music with Jussi Makkonen and Roosmarii Teppo
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Cellist Jussi Makkonen (*1979) began to study the cello at the age of seven in the Music Institute of Northern Karelia, Finland. In 1993, he was admitted to Sibelius Academy’s Programme for the Young Talented in Helsinki, and in 1996 he commenced his university studies at Sibelius Academy in Professor Martti Rousi’s class. He graduated in 2005 from the Sibelius Academy earning a master’s degree in music (MMus). He has also attended masterclasses by professors Arto Noras and Frans Helmerson, among others. Jussi Makkonen was awarded first prize in the national EBU Competition for Young Soloists, and since then he has performed throughout Finland and in most European countries, as well as in the USA and Asia. In addition, Jussi Makkonen has appeared in EBU, BBC and YLE (the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation) radio broadcasts and on TV. He has also had such appearances in Romania, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Republic of the Philippines.

Jussi Makkonen released a Sibelius album in 2008 to international Naxos label. With this Sibelius programme he has performed widely both in Finland and abroad. In spring 2008 Jussi Makkonen had also the honour to perform the programme of Sibelius’s music for the President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen and her society. More recent recordings to Nova Records label include chamber music with baritone Esa Ruuttunen and sopranos Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and Laura Pyrrö.

"This concert will be especially interesting to the Nordic and music communities in that Ms. Teppo is the granddaughter of Finnish icon, Jean Sibelius" says PLU Music Professor Svend Rønning. "As a member of the Sibelius family, Ms. Teppo is authorized to perform certain works by Sibelius that no one outside of the family are allowed to perform—there is sure to be music here that no one in the Puget Sound will have heard before."
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 6 – Organ Series: Daryl Robinson, Guest Organist
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Daryl Robinson is the winner of First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Senior Citizen and PLU Alumni; $5 PLU Community, Students & 18 and under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 14 – Regency Jazz Ensemble
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Jazz Series: University Jazz Ensemble
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 15 – Orchestra Series: University Symphony Orchestra
8:00pm - 9:30 pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 21 – Band Series: University Wind Ensemble
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 22 – Choral Series: Fall Choral Concert I
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Choir of the West (Brian Galante, Conductor), University Chorale, University Singers and University Men's Chorus (Nathan Frank, Conductor).
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 23 – Choral Series: Fall Choral Concert II
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Choir of the West (Brian Galante, Conductor), University Chorale, University Singers and University Men's Chorus (Nathan Frank, Conductor).
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).

October 29 – Camas Wind Quintet
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Regency Concert Series: Camas Wind Quintet
Tickets: $8 General Admission; $5 Senior Citizens (55+) & PLU Alumni; FREE to PLU Community, Students and 18 & Under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253-535-7411).
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