Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Upcoming Events April 2014

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.


Art - Athletics - Lecture/Films - Music - Theater

April 13, 27Habitat Restoration Work Party
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Come help make 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. It will take place near the lower AUC steps in the Fred L. Tobiason Learning Center

April 15 – Chemistry Desserts and Demos
7:00 – 9:00pm
Rieke Lobby and Open Chem Lab
Chemistry Department's Desserts and Demos Night - Faculty and Chem Club students will be doing some entertaining chemical demonstrations. Some may pop, bang, flash, glow in the dark and maybe even ooze! We hope you will join us for a fun evening!

April 25 - 26 – Relay for Life
Centennial Red Square

Art

April 1-9 – The Art of Wayzgoose
8:00am – 4:00pm
University Gallery
The University Gallery hosts an exhibition celebrating Wayzgoose, an annual Tacoma letterpress and book arts extravaganza founded by PLU Resident Artist Jessica Spring and King’s Books. The exhibition will be on display March 12 – April 9 and is free to the public.
The Art of Wayzgoose represents six years of steamroller prints created at the Tacoma Wayzgoose (an archaic term describing the celebratory feast held by a master printer). The prints showcase the work of several area schools as well as artists and artist teams: PLU, School of Visual Concepts (Seattle), Stadium High School, Charles Wright Academy, Beautiful Angle, Ric Matthies, Chris Sharp, CLAW, Audra Laymon, Chandler O'Leary, Maggie Roberts and Carl Montford.


April 2 - 30 – Open Model Session Weekly on Wednesdays (no session on March 26th for spring break)
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ingram 126: Drawing Studio
Open Drawing Sessions with a live model, sponsored by the Department of Art and Design at Pacific Lutheran University, will take place on select Wednesday evenings. 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. All students and community members interested in drawing from a live model are welcome to attend. Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8 (no session on March 26th for spring break) First session begins: February 19th | Last session meets: April 30th

April 23 – Senior Exhibition
8:00am – 4:00pm
University Gallery
Please join the Department of Art and Design as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating artists in the culmination of their degree program. Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 23 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm, refreshments will be provided.


Athletics

April 1 – Baseball vs. St. Martin's
4:00pm
Baseball Diamond

April 10 – Softball vs. Whitworth
4:00pm
Softball Diamond

April 11 – Men's Tennis vs. UPS
3:30pm
Tennis Courts

April 12 – Tack and Field vs. Washington Open
TBA
@ Seattle, Wa

April 12 – Women's Rowing Meyer Lamberth Cup
9:00am
American Lake, Lakewood

April 12 – Men's Tennis vs. Linfield
1:00pm
Tennis Courts

April 12 – Women's Tennis vs. Linfield
1:00pm
Tennis Courts

April 12 – Baseball vs. Georgefox
12:00pm and 3:00pm
Baseball Diamond

April 13 – Baseball vs. Georgefox
12:00pm
Baseball Diamond

April 13 – Softball Game vs. UPS
12:00pm and 2:00pm
Softball Diamond

April 18 – Men's Tennis vs. George Fox
3:30pm
Tennis Courts

April 19 – Men's Tennis vs. Lewis & Clark
1:00pm
Tennis Courts

April 27 – Baseball Game vs. Pacific
12:00pm
Baseball Diamond

April 26 – Baseball Game vs. Pacific
12:00pm and 3:00pm
Baseball Diamond

Lectures/Films

April 2 – Food Symposium
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
PLU's Philosophy Department, PLU's Center for Community Engagement and Service, and Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a multi-day Food Symposium on the topic of food democracy. The event will feature a key note address by Professor Thomas Pogge (Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University) as well as a series of panel discussions by faculty and community members, student poster presentations, food demonstrations, a community meal and a day of service opportunities to initiate student involvement with local agencies. The event will address both local and global solutions to hunger and food access, specifically through the lenses of PLU's commitments to diversity, sustainability, and justice.

April 3 – The Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture: "The Arctic Pastoral"
7:00pm – 8:30pm (refreshments served from 6:30pm)
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Henning Howlid Wærp is professor of Nordic literature at The University of Tromsø - Norway´s Arctic University. He has edited and published books on polar literature, on Knut Hamsun and Cora Sandel, and on prose poems and poetry. He has also published two collections of poetry and one novel.
Lecture is free and open to the public!

April 4 – National Geographic State Geography Bee
9:00am – 3:30pm

April 4 – LGBTQ Identity Workshop: Advocating for the Gender-Non-Conforming Child
6:00pm – 7:30pm
South Hall Lounge
Join us for our fourth workshop in identity-building from an LGBTQIIA lens. Guest Speaker Lisa Keating, Executive Director and Founder of My Purple Umbrella will be addressing how we can support and advocate for gender non-conforming children. This will be an informative, inspirational, and empowering conversation for all of us seeking the tools to help children learn how to celebrate their authentic selves!

April 4 – Food Symposium: Fungi for the People by Ja Schindler
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Anderson University Center: 101 (Scandinavian Cultural Center)
Learning from Fungi to adapt in an ever-changing world, we can develop strategies for working with mushrooms to solve problems in Food and Environmental Justice, putting power back into the hands of the people. By converting waste-streams into community centered projects where nutrient dense food and economic sovereignty can be reached via mushroom cultivation, with by-products of healthier soils and healthier people. We will explore such projects that have ignited positive change in areas of Asia and Africa, and draw a roadmap of action appropriate for our own communities, with a focus on the effects of fungi and radiation in the human body.
Ja Schindler is the founder and director of Fungi For The People, an organization dedicated to social and environmental justice through conducting research and offering education in mushroom production and mycoremediation.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, his interests in post-industrial urban renewal, food security, and environmental awareness have driven him to forge new approaches in converting organic waste streams into nutrient dense foods via community-scale mushroom cultivation, all while enhancing biodiversity in urban rebound ecosystems. Ja now resides in Eugene, Oregon where he is developing a Mushroom Cultivation Design Center, and frequently facilitates courses and delivers lectures on mycology around the country.

April 8 – Ingram Lecture: "Why Christocentrism is a Pluralistic Age?"
1:45pm-3:00pm
Anderson University Center: 133 (Union Pacific Room)
"A generation ago the urgent task was to persuade Christians, who seemed to be in the dominant position, to take seriously and appreciatively the other spiritual movements and wisdom traditions. Now the question has changed. Given the multiplicity of such movements, of which Christianity is but one, why be Christian? The question is particularly acute because of the many crimes that have been committed against other communities in the name of Christ. It is time for those of us who affirm Christocentrism to make our case.
Dr. Cobb is one of the most important American theologians. He has worked in many areas, including environmental ethics and interreligious dialogue, though he is best known for his work establishing process theology. Building on the work of Alfred N. Whitehead, Cobb became one of the foremost process theologians of his generation, helping to found the Center for Process Studies at Claremont. He also trained many of those working in this field today. Dr. Cobb has authored or co-authored more than fifty books, and has published more than four hundred articles and other written works.

April 10 – Watch Your Mouth
6:30 – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center: 133 (Union Pacific Room)
This conversational event will be focused on raising consciousness surrounding the identity of class. Everyone is invited to broach a topic which affects us all but is rarely talked about. Members of PLU, Parkland and Tacoma communities are invited and encouraged to attend and speak to this identity in their lives. We will have the Director of Community Engagement and Services Joel Zylstra, Assistant Professor of Sociology Laura McCloud and Tacoma Youth Leader Wendy Martinez as speakers to being our conversation. We will seek to focus our conversation around key questions like: How does class show itself in our personal lives within Tacoma, Parkland and PLU? Is class more than income? How does class differ from other identities such as citizenship status or race in our lives?
This event is coordinated through Diversity Center Word Up! Rieke Scholar Peer Facilitator Lillian Ferraz and Professor of English Adela Ramos

April 10 – Tapped Out: A MediaLab Documentary and 2014 SOAC FOCUS Series Event
7:00 – 9:00pm
Phillips Center: Studio Theatre
MediaLab's new documentary investigates how pressures on water, our most precious natural resource, including drought, floods, population growth and pollution – are resulting in new and innovative thinking. As a result, new efforts to manage, conserve, treat, store, protect, harness, and access water are developing around the world to help ensure that coming generations will inherit healthy, safe water sources. Entrepreneurial thinking and practices will be essential if these goals are to be achieved. This event is part of the 2014 SOAC FOCUS series on Entrepreneurship.

April 11 – Psychology Department Colloquium Series: Lay Beliefs and the Experience of Well-Being
1:45 – 3:00pm
Xavier 201: Philip A. Nordquist Lecture Hall
Dr. Ethan A. McMahan, Western Oregon University
All are invited. Psychology majors are especially encouraged to attend. This presentation will review research on the relationships between individuals’ beliefs about the nature of well-being and their actual, experienced well-being. In his talk Dr. McMahan will highlight recent research that examines how the endorsement of happiness-oriented beliefs affects the impact of stress on people's psychological functioning.

April 16 – "History of Baseball in Tacoma"
10:00am – 12:00pm
Morken Center 103: Public Events Room
LEARNING IS FOREVER/L.I.F.E. event. Marc Blau to lecture on the History of Baseball in Tacoma

April 16 – Neurobiology of Trauma in Practice
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Ramstad 205
The second of a webinar series hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Hosted on campus by PLU's Coordinated Community Response Team this series of webinars from the National Center for Victims of Crime is designed to equip individuals who work with sexual assault cases with a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on victims of violence. The impact that trauma has on the brain is a science that is still in its infancy. However, we already know a lot about how trauma can affect a crime victim's capacity to communicate and form relationships with others, and their ability to process information, remember and learn. This impact can vary widely, and for many, the psychological, behavioral and physical health challenges can last a lifetime. Professionals who work with crime victims are embracing trauma-informed approaches in their work, and understanding the neurobiology of trauma is an important part of this.This series of webinars will take us to the cutting edge of the research that is being done on the neurobiological effects of trauma. The presenters will share their clinical and research experience with an eye to empowering the many professionals who interact with crime victims. They will identify the behaviors and issues that manifest as a result of different kinds of trauma, and suggest strategies to better assist with crisis management, healing and recovery. The series will also educate those who investigate crimes on interview techniques and how to better work with traumatized victims.

April 16 – Girl Rising
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ingram 100: Lecture Hall
Join us for a viewing of the powerful documentary Girl Rising. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls' remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice. Screening to be followed by a discussion.

April 23 – Women Sing the Blues/ Torch Songs a lecture by Dr, David Deacon-Joyner for L.I.F.E.
3:30 – 5:30pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
LEARNING IS FOREVER/L.I.F.E.
Dr. David Deacon-Joyner will give a lecture on the sentimental love songs sung by female Blues singers. Titled "Women Sing the Blues/ Torch Songs."

April 25 – Biology Seminar: Dr. Posy Busby, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington Biology
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Rieke 103: Leraas Lecture Hall
Dr. Posy Busby, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Washington Biology

April 28 –  Blood, Sweat and Berries: A Documentary
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center: 203 (Regency Room)
In preparation for May 1st, an important protest day for immigrant/migrant worker rights, the International Honors Program would like to invite you to learn more about this issue by watching Blood, Sweat and Berries, a local award-winning documentary. Produced by a local nonprofit with the title name, the film is a story about "four young adults [who] live as migrant workers on the West Coast and learn how their produce gets from field to plate;" a full synopsis is below. The film showing will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. As this is an issue concerning all northwest citizens, we invite community members, students, staff and faculty to attend.
Inspired by mission trips to the Skagit Valley, WA., four young adults travel up and down the west coast exploring migrant labor in the United States. Beginning in central California., the group spends two weeks picking with migrant workers in the tomato fields of Merced and living in close quarters. Then, the team travels to Oregon to visit a farm and packaging plant in Tualatin and explore how much the public knows about migrant workers and agriculture in Portland. Finally, the group returns to the Skagit Valley to film the migrant camps and follow a pilgrimage to the Tacoma Detention Center, where many illegal immigrants are held.

Music    

April 2 – Regency String Quartet
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Regency String Quartet, with Oksana Ezhokina, Pianist. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor
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)

April 4 – Guest Artist Naomi Niskala, Pianist
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
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)

April 6 – Organ Concert
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series features Annie Laver, Guest Organist Annie Laver is a prize-winning organist and instructor at the Eastman School of Music.
Tickets: $15 general admission/ $10 senior citizens (55+) & alumni/$5 PLU community, students, 18 and under/ Free PLU music students with PLU ID. Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

April 6 – Masterclass by guitarist Kevin Callahan
4:30 – 6:00pm
MBR Music Center 334
Guitarist Kevin Callahan gives a masterclass for interested guitar students.
Open to the public, no fee or ticket required.

April 8 – KammerMusikere
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

April 29 – University Singers & Men's Chorus
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Singers and University Men's Chorus
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under.
Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

April 11 – Monsen Recital: Emily Telling (Forestine Wise Monsen Scholarship Recital)
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the Forstine Wise Monsen scholarship fund.

April 15 – COW Spring trip Homecoming Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
The Choir of the West performs repertoire from their spring tour. Tickets: $8 general admission/ $5 senior citizen (55+), alumni / free PLU community, students, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk (253 535 7411)

April 17 – J.Harty Students: Russian Piano Festival
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

April 22 – Duo Piano Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Oksana Ezhokina and Christina Dahl perform pieces for 2 pianos and 4 hands.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253 535-7411)

April 24 – Chorale Spring Concert
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
University Chorale Concert
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+)& alumni, free PLU community, students, 18 and under.
Tickets - Call (253)535-7787

April 25 – Woodwind Ensembles Recital
5:30 – 7:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Tickets: Free Admission, No Tickets

April 25 – Brass Ensembles Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Free Admission, no tickets.

April 26 – Harp Concert
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Harp Ensemble, Pat Wooster, Director.
Free Admission, No Tickets

April 26 – Piano Studio Recital - The Romantic Spirit: Piano Masterpieces from the 19th Century
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
Ezhokina Piano Studio Recital, Oksana Ezhokina, Director.
Free admission, no tickets.

April 27 – Early Music at its Finest
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall
PLU faculty Jim Brown, Jennifer Rhyne, Elizabeth C Brown and Paul Tegels perform
Chant, Music for Brass Ensemble, Madrigals, etc.; music from the Middle Ages until the classical period, featuring students of the Early Music Lab class. Kathryn Habedank, Director.
Tickets: free

Theater/Dance

April 4 & 5 – Waiting for Godot
7:30 – 9:30pm
Phillips Center: Studio Theatre
An absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, has led to many different interpretations since the play's 1953 premiere. It was voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century." Produced by Vpstart Crow. May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Josh Paramentor '15, Director

April 11 & 12 – Dance Ensemble Performance 2014
7:30 – 9:00pm
Phillips Center: Eastvold Auditorium Stage