Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Homecoming

Friday October 14

Classes Without Quizzes
8:00 am – 1:35 pm, Various Campus Locations, Free
Sit in on a current PLU course offering without worrying about homework or a test!  A variety of PLU classes are available for your attendance, representing most of the academic divisions.

  • Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters - 8:00-9:15 am,
    Rieke Science Center 109 - FULL
  • Christian Tradition - 8:00-9:15 am,
    Hauge Administration Building 208
  • God Faith and Reason - 9:15-10:20 am,
    Hauge Administration Building 200
  • Strategic Behavior - 9:15-10:20 am,
    Xavier 250
  • Marketing Research - 11:15-12:20 pm,
    Morken Center for Learning and Technology 125 - Cancelled
  • Public Relations Practices - 11:15-12:20 pm,
    Aida Ingram Hall 115B
  • Music and Culture - 12:30-1:35 pm,
    Mary Baker Russell Music Center 322
  • History of Western Art - 12:30-1:35 pm,
    Aida Ingram Hall 100
Campus Tour
9:30 am – 10:30 am, Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Homecoming Chapel
10:30 am – 11:00 am, Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free

School of Nursing Simulations
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Ramstad Hall, Free
At PLU, students learn from distinguished faculty who are experts in their field.  Enjoy a mock nursing simulation experience and discover the concepts PLU students come to master as part of their nursing curriculum. This session is followed by a tour of the labs and computer learning center guided by a current nursing student.
Nursing Reunion Events

Track Dedication & All Weather Athletic Field Ground Breaking

11:30 am, Track, Free
Help celebrate the dedication of the new track and ground breaking of the new all weather athletic field on lower campus.

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon

11:30 am, Chris Knutzen Hall, $20
The 2011 list of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees includes the 1988 NAIA national championship women’s cross-country team, cross-country and track & field coach Brad Moore, basketball players Don Brown ’92 and Burke Mullins ’90, and swimmer Aurora (Bray ’98) Tallacksen. 

For more information or to register please call Athletics: 253.535.7352.

Campus Tour

12:30pm – 1:30 pm, Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Vocation In Progress Nursing Alumni Panel

1:45 pm, University Center, Free
Featuring Nursing Alumni Ed Hrivnak ’96, Sharon Judie ’97, Janelle (Bogart) Erickson ’91, ’04 and Shirley (Harmon) Hanson ’60, hear from Nursing Alumni in research, education, practice and administration as they share their vocational narratives and career experiences. Each panelist will answer a series of questions describing how they came to choose their direction in nursing, as well as significant accomplishments that continue to affirm their vocation as a nurse.
Nursing Reunion Events

Campus Tour

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Anderson Clock Tower, Free

Meant to Live Lecture:  Charleen Tachibana '77
Sr. Vice President, Hospital Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer at Virginia Mason Medical Center

Tachibana3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center, Free
Charleen Tachibana, RN, is responsible for hospital operations and nursing throughout the organization. Charleen completed the Virginia Mason Production System Certification and has received extensive training in the Toyota Production System methodology, including study missions in Japan. She works extensively in leading systematic changes to improve clinical processes including improving workspaces, enhancing work environments and designing efficient care delivery processes to increase the amount of direct care time nurses spend with patients. Charleen received her BSN from PLU and her MN from the University of Washington where she is on the clinical faculty and is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Nursing.
Nursing Reunion Events

Meant to Live Reception

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 208 Garfield and Bookstore, Free
Follow up the Meant to Live Lecture with an opportunity to socialize with the speaker, other Nursing Alumni and students.  Light refreshments will be served. Homecoming VIP Passes are required for admittance to this event open only to the PLU Community.

University Wind Ensemble Alumni and Current Student Reading Session

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Free
Alumni are invited to participate in a rehearsal with University Wind Ensemble. Bring your instrument as there will be a chance to play "old favorite's" and sight read with current students in the ensemble you were once a part of.  Arrive by 3:45 pm to ensure you have the music that will be read during the rehearsal.

Multicultural Dinner in the University Center

5:30 pm, University Commons, $11
Enjoy dining in the newly remodeled UC, eating a meal from the favorite “Cross Cultures” section of the Commons.  In honor of Multicultural Night, Dining and Culinary Services will offer current selections to enhance the entire evening’s celebration!
Diversity Center Reunion Events

School of Nursing 60th Anniversary Banquet

6:00 pm, Olson Auditorium, $40
Celebrate 60 incredible years as a high performing and well sought after Nursing program! This special commemorative event will showcase the history, present day accomplishments and future of the School of Nursing. Enjoy dinner with former faculty and deans in addition to fellow nursing alumni. A formal program including addresses by Nursing Alumni Board President Karen (Wuest ’67) Grams, Dean of the School of Nursing Terry Miller and President Loren J. Anderson. Your dinner registration fee allows you to go to Multicultural Night following the banquet to enjoy dessert and fellowship with other Lutes, including those participating in the Diversity Center 10th Anniversary Celebration events.
Nursing Reunion Events

Voice, Passion, Inclusion: Diversity Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

7:00 pm, Rm. 322, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, $10
Come pay tribute to the Diversity Center and socialize with current student Diversity Advocates, Diversity Center staff, and current clubs/organizations leadership. Learn about ongoing Diversity Center efforts. Kick-off the weekend’s festivities, enjoy refreshments, and then parade through campus to Multicultural night!
Diversity Center Reunion Events

Class of 1961 50th Anniversary Reception

7:00 pm, Garfield Book Company Community Room
The class of 1961 is invited to reconnect and share memories over light hors d’ oeuvres and enjoy wine tasting featuring four alumni owned wineries. 

Alumni Wines Tasting and PLU Authors Event

7:30 pm, Garfield Book Company, $5
Join us for a wine tasting featuring wines from four alumni owned vineyards and winemakers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try these very special Washington wines. Your admission pays for a taste of each of the alumni wines. Wines will be available for purchase by the glass as well.

The Fantasticks

7:30 pm, Studio Theater, Eastvold Auditorium, Various Prices
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 253.535.7411 or visit the Community Box Office website.

Multicultural Night

8:00 pm, Commons, University Center, $5
Join student clubs and organizations highlighting their cultural traditions!  From song and dance to visual art, these students share their heritage while you enjoy traditional desserts from around the world.

S’mores and Spirit

9:00 pm, Pflueger Volleyball Court/Pflueger Hall, Free
Toast some marshmallows and cheer the Lutes on to victory against the Menlo Oaks!  S’mores and spirit will be rampant during this all campus Lute Spirit Fest.  You may even cheer a few “Attaways!” This event is hosted by I ♥ PLU.