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Communication & Theatre

MediaLab film “Changing Currents” receives awards in multiple categories

MediaLab, the applied research and media services program at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), received a total of six awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from the Accolade Global Film Competition of Southern California for the new documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers.” “Changing Currents,” which publicly premiered at Tacoma’s

PLU novice teams lead Lute success at Mahaffey Memorial

By Kate Hall ’17 It takes a village to face the Pacific Northwest’s top British Parliamentary debate teams, and PLU’s Speech and Debate team of ten novice and five open teams consistently led rounds at Linfield College’s 2016 Mahaffey Memorial tournament Nov. 19-20. PLU debaters fought their way to final

Musical genius hits PLU Theatre in Amadeus

PLU opens their 2016-2017 season with arguably the greatest composer in history: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In Amadeus, the scene is the 18th Century and Antonio Salieri is an established composer. Salieri has given himself to God so he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer.  Enter Mozart

Just a spark: Student-faculty research explores technology and argument

Student writes of her student-faculty research experience By Kaitlyn Hall ’17Kaitlyn Hall is a senior  Communication and Spanish major.  We study the past and the present to inform the future. Student-faculty research offers one of the university’s most valuable opportunities for collaboration and innovation, bringing together academics of diverse experience and

Fourth annual Ruth Anderson Public Debate talks third-party vote

Students and experts debate October 4Members of the Pacific Lutheran University Speech and Debate team will partner with local policy experts on Oct. 4 to publicly debate the potential benefits and pitfalls of voting for a third party in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic Communication Specialist Aaron Sherman and student debater

Lutes shine at Northwest Emmys

Lutes were out in full force at the Northwest Emmy® Awards Ceremony on June 4, at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Ray Heacox ’76 took home two honors, an induction to the Silver Circle and an Emmy for Overall Excellence for his work with King 5. Carla Miller ’06

You’ll love “She Loves Me”

If you’re a fan of romantic comedies and a good tune, She Loves Me is just the thing for you. Pacific Lutheran University’s spring musical opens Friday, May 13 in Eastvold Auditorium in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The musical, set in a 1930’s New York

“These Four Years” premieres on campus April 28

These Four Years, MediaLab’s newest documentary, will have its on-campus premiere Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Studio Theater. The film has recently received both the Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition of Southern California and a National Broadcasting Society Award in the documentary category. It is the final

Student travels to NYC to speak on media convergence

PLU is on the forefront of journalism standards By Samantha Lund ‘16Samantha Lund is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism. Her studies focus on multimedia journalism. In March, Lund gave a presentation in New York City regarding her capstone research on media convergence. Every year, the College Media

MediaLab recognized for latest documentary on higher education

By Amanda Williams ’16MediaLab receives an Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition of Southern California and the Grand Prize in the documentary category in the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Electronic Media Competition.MediaLab received two awards for its most recent documentary film, These Four Years. The documentary, which premiered in Seattle