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More than a two-step

More than a two-step

PLU students share love of dance in Swing Club.
Awards signify a dedication to students

Awards signify a dedication to students

Loren J. Anderson, Amber Baillon honored by student life association.
I never thought I’d spend my summer biking 800 miles across Massachusetts

I never thought I’d spend my summer biking 800 miles across Massachusetts

When someone suggested Alyssa Henry”12 apply for an internship where she would ride her bike 800 miles through Massachusetts, she said to herself: “I have to do this.” Never mind that Alyssa didn’t own a bike.
Really Cool Internships

Really Cool Internships

Meet five students who have recently taken part in internships while at PLU – and see why they believe it is a great way to build a resume, develop contacts and hone the career skills they need.
Annika Carow’s cool internship: The Puyallup Fair

Annika Carow’s cool internship: The Puyallup Fair

Annika Carow believes the relationships her professors have with employers really makes a difference. “My adviser really knows the people to talk to, so we can get the experience we need as students.”
Aaron Hushagen’s cool internship: 88.5 KPLU-FM

Aaron Hushagen’s cool internship: 88.5 KPLU-FM

Even though Aaron Hushagen’s audio production class didn’t have anything to do with his sociology major, his prof still helped him find an internship. Soon, he found himself thinking “this is exactly what I want to do.’”
Paris Cochran’s cool internship: HELPS International

Paris Cochran’s cool internship: HELPS International

Paris Cochran was able to find something that matched perfectly with her two majors and interest area: She worked with a non-profit that helps indigenous communities install sustainable wood-burning stoves in kitchens.
Andrew Whitney’s cool internship: Bank of New York Mellon

Andrew Whitney’s cool internship: Bank of New York Mellon

Andrew Whitney sees his internship as a practical application of what he’s learning in business school.
Ted Charles’ cool internship: Mt. Rainier National Park

Ted Charles’ cool internship: Mt. Rainier National Park

Ted Charles believes his work over the summer gave him access to numerous resources – and personal contacts – that he would never had otherwise.
Rock On II: Prof and student head back to the frozen continent

Rock On II: Prof and student head back to the frozen continent

Researching climate change on the frozen continent.
Canine offers friendship, safety for child

Canine offers friendship, safety for child

PLU MFT students help raise funds for therapy dog.
Martin Niemoeller: One man's journey of conscience reviewed at Holocaust lecture

Martin Niemoeller: One man's journey of conscience reviewed at Holocaust lecture

Lecture looks at the controversial figure of Martin Niemoeller.
Extending a hand to veterans

Extending a hand to veterans

Veteran says, 'Let our actions strengthen our bond.'
Veterans find a home base at PLU

Veterans find a home base at PLU

Yellow Ribbon program and plenty of support help vets thrive and succeed at PLU.
Jesus scholar identifies need to reclaim Christian language

Jesus scholar identifies need to reclaim Christian language

Jesus scholar examines how the Christian language is becoming more unfamiliar.
Passion for learning

Passion for learning

Panel of alums share about being "life-long learners."
The right recipe

The right recipe

Professor uses food to make chemistry more palatable.
'Speaking Christian: Reclaiming Christian Language'

'Speaking Christian: Reclaiming Christian Language'

Jesus scholar, Marcus Borg, is this year's Knutson Lecturer.
PLU’s first solar panel system

PLU’s first solar panel system

Grant brings PLU closer to carbon neutral goal.
Transforming logs into artwork

Transforming logs into artwork

Alum take trees and turns them into artwork, around the campus and the Northwest.
Seattle Opera's 'Porgy and Bess' – five Lutes on one stage

Seattle Opera's 'Porgy and Bess' – five Lutes on one stage

Five Lutes on one stage for production of Seattle opera.
Meant to Live: Keynote speaker shows a passion for service

Meant to Live: Keynote speaker shows a passion for service

Charleen Tachibana '77, is passionate about service and working for Virginia Mason.
dCenter 'emerged' as a resource for students

dCenter 'emerged' as a resource for students

Ten years of helping students find their vocation.
Benson lecturer poses question

Benson lecturer poses question

Would Slavery Have Survived Without the Civil War?
New MediaLab film explains

New MediaLab film explains "Compassion Fatigue"

New MediaLab film examines and explains "compassion fatigue."
The deep and powerful flow of mercy and justice. A debate on water in today's world.

The deep and powerful flow of mercy and justice. A debate on water in today's world.

Conference speakers urge PLU community to let mercy and justice flow.
'We have a lot of work to do'

'We have a lot of work to do'

A white southerner shares his story as a civil rights activist.
PLU professor remembers Norway's peaceful response to attacks of terror

PLU professor remembers Norway's peaceful response to attacks of terror

PLU prof looks at Norway's peaceful response to attacks of terror.
Alaska governor urges students to be

Alaska governor urges students to be "gazelles" of business and think independently

Sean Parnell '84 urges business students to think independently and be "gazelles."
Exploring with Hubble

Exploring with Hubble

A look at an ever expanding universe.
A blast of reality from the desert

A blast of reality from the desert

Ed Hrivnak '96 brought his experiences to the page to remind people of the sacrifices made.
Nicolette Paso: A journey of discovery

Nicolette Paso: A journey of discovery

For Nicolette Paso, there was really no choice as to what she was going to major in. Once she took her first religion class, she was hooked.
Remembering 9/11 and looking to the future

Remembering 9/11 and looking to the future

The PLU community gathered at the MBR amphitheater to remember the attack and look ahead.
Book project gives voice to the past

Book project gives voice to the past

Book project gives recounts memories of six decades of service.
Convocation 2011:

Convocation 2011: "Lead Boldly"

The 122nd academic year of PLU begins.
First-years have a close encounter on the wild side with the critters at Northwest Trek

First-years have a close encounter on the wild side with the critters at Northwest Trek

New students get a up close and personal look at the wildlife at Northwest Trek during their On the Road tour.
The State of PLU

The State of PLU

President Anderson gives his last state of the university address.
Helping students connect with what’s next

Helping students connect with what’s next

New initiative aims to help students prepare for life after PLU.
From late-night snack to early-morning breakfasts, you'll find places a plenty to eat at PLU

From late-night snack to early-morning breakfasts, you'll find places a plenty to eat at PLU

There's a place for you to eat at PLU. From late-night goodies to early morning breakfasts, we have food for you!
The PLU ‘Imaginarium’

The PLU ‘Imaginarium’

Addition of Studio Theater and set construction shop opens up possibilities.
Facility upgrades expand athletic opportunity

Facility upgrades expand athletic opportunity

New and updated facilities paint promising picture for PLU Athletics.
Knight-Lutes logo unveiled for athletic gear

Knight-Lutes logo unveiled for athletic gear

The Lutes use a knight to bring athletics under one banner. Or should we say shield?
40 years of caring for others

40 years of caring for others

Marilynne (Buddrius ’68) Wilson came to PLU planning to study social work. But a simple conversation with her parents one day led to a different career path.
Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic

University Photographer John Froschauer and University Pastor DennisSepper offer an intimate look at PLU's Rose Window.
2011 Alumni Recognition Awards

2011 Alumni Recognition Awards

Meet the recipients of the 2011 Alumni Recognition Awards.
There’s a faith club for that

There’s a faith club for that

At PLU, student clubs ensure all perspectives on faith are expressed openly – so that all students grow in their faith, no matter who they are or what they believe in.
'We are all Norwegians'

'We are all Norwegians'

President Anderson calls for solidarity in the midst of tragedy.
Wild Hope Project finds a permanent home in the Center for Vocation

Wild Hope Project finds a permanent home in the Center for Vocation

Wild Hope will be a permanent component of the newly created Center for Vocation, with Lynn Hunnicutt, associate professor of economics, as its director.
New professorship places Lutheran tradition in a 21st century context

New professorship places Lutheran tradition in a 21st century context

Samuel Torvend, the newly endowed professor of Lutheran studies, seeks to place the Lutheran tradition in a 21st century context
Athletics Hall of Fame 2011 inductees

Athletics Hall of Fame 2011 inductees

The 2011 PLU Athletic Hall of Fame class, consisting of one national championship team, a coach and three outstanding athletes who wore the black and gold, will be the 22nd in the Hall’s history.
Rieke Science Center campaign aims for $6 million goal

Rieke Science Center campaign aims for $6 million goal

The $6 million Rieke campaign points to PLU's continued efforts to create a space where students have the resources and support to meet the demands of scientific inquiry in the 21st Century.
New 'employer relations' position connects students with employers

New 'employer relations' position connects students with employers

A new position has been created on campus to help bring together students with future employers in the region. Bobbi Hughes has been named to the post as Director of Employer Relations.
News for those with cars on campus – and those who don't

News for those with cars on campus – and those who don't

For those who won’t have a car on campus, PLU and Zipcar have made it easy – and inexpensive – to get around. For those that will have their cars on campus, time to sign up for your parking permit.
PLU prof awarded prize from Yale University

PLU prof awarded prize from Yale University

Dissertation examines ‘An age of openness’ in China.
Engaging faith

Engaging faith

Muslim club to create dialogue, dispel misconceptions.
To succeed: ‘Be persistent, be passionate’

To succeed: ‘Be persistent, be passionate’

PLU alum named 2011 SBA Veteran Small Business Champion.
Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Vidya Thirumurthy, associate professor of instructional development and leadership, received a Fulbright faculty fellowship to study the cultural practices of children in Chennai, India, and to see how those practices inform learning in the classroom.
Life of the Mind: One student's journey shapes the landscape of PLU, by imagining the past

Life of the Mind: One student's journey shapes the landscape of PLU, by imagining the past

One student's journey shapes the landscape of PLU, by imagining the past.
Nursing program secures two grants

Nursing program secures two grants

New grant money will ensure that PLU's geriatric nursing program reaches more in the community.
Flurry of work continues on the PLU campus

Flurry of work continues on the PLU campus

Summer construction projects improve facilities ahead of students’ arrival.
Student musicians wow European audiences

Student musicians wow European audiences

This summer, PLU’s Choir of the West and KammerMusikere Orchestra toured Germany and France, with great success.
Play the University Golf Course this summer!

Play the University Golf Course this summer!

Summer is always a great time to play the PLU University Golf Course. And this summer may be the best time of all – because it will also be the last. This October, the golf course will close to make way for new multipurpose recreation and athletic fields on lower campus.
Angela Meade's dreams come true with a phone call, a bit of luck and a lot of hard work.

Angela Meade's dreams come true with a phone call, a bit of luck and a lot of hard work.

Determination, hard work, a dash of luck (plus a wonderful voice) pay off for Angela Meade '01.
13th Annual Jazz Under the Stars

13th Annual Jazz Under the Stars

Jazz Under the Stars combines outdoor, evening jazz and stargazing.
The Andersons are leaving PLU

The Andersons are leaving PLU

Loren and MaryAnn Anderson have announced their intent to leave PLU in the spring of 2012.
In their own words

In their own words

Soon to be PLU graduates reflect on their experiences, share what's next.
Professorship in Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies announced

Professorship in Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies announced

A new Professorship in Norwegian and Scandinavian studies is created at PLU.
Tutu urges 15,000 in Tacoma Dome to be the spark that changes a community, a life.

Tutu urges 15,000 in Tacoma Dome to be the spark that changes a community, a life.

Desmond Tutu urged the crowd of 15,000 packed into the Tacoma Dome to change the world, one life at a time.
PLU Fulbright recipients ready to engage the world

PLU Fulbright recipients ready to engage the world

Four PLU students received Fulbright Fellowships this year.
Dean of education and movement studies named

Dean of education and movement studies named

Provost says incoming dean "brings a strong record of higher education leadership."
A $15M bequest propels campaign past $100M, with a year to go

A $15M bequest propels campaign past $100M, with a year to go

Campaign milestone announced at annual Spring Donor Banquet.
Nobel laureate talks about the unpredictability of biochemistry...and it's just plain fun.

Nobel laureate talks about the unpredictability of biochemistry...and it's just plain fun.

One reason: You never know how an experiment is going to turn out. Another: It's fun.
'Be the Spark' ignites, unites PLU community

'Be the Spark' ignites, unites PLU community

The PLU community gathers to prepare for Tutu's visit May 13 in the Tacoma Dome.
Governor Parnell '84 to be spring commencement speaker

Governor Parnell '84 to be spring commencement speaker

Leader of Alaska (and PLU alum) to give commencement keynote address.
Getting down to business - and winning!

Getting down to business - and winning!

Six business students learn what it takes to trust, to achieve and what it takes to run an executive team.
Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center dedicated

Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center dedicated

With a single snip of a blackberry vine, students and staff made a mark for sustainability at PLU.
Learning from the floor: PLU students head to Olympia, join the front lines of public policy.

Learning from the floor: PLU students head to Olympia, join the front lines of public policy.

PLU students head to Olympia, join the front lines of public policy decisions.
Organist off the Grid

Organist off the Grid

Professor invests in solar energy to forward sustainable mission.
Lute reaches for the stars and lands work on hit series Glee

Lute reaches for the stars and lands work on hit series Glee

Rosanna Pansino wasn't sure what she wanted to do when she graduated. But after taking an acting class, she had no doubt.
Beyond the uniform

Beyond the uniform

PLU ROTC cadets demand excellence, but not just in the army.
The Full Monty

The Full Monty

Musical strips down the vulnerability of losing identity.
Earth Week

Earth Week

The PLU community celebrates sustainability efforts.
Branding PLU’s Hebrew Idol

Branding PLU’s Hebrew Idol

In its fourth year, Hebrew Idol ignites a PLU identity.
Proposed state house budget would slash educational opportunity

Proposed state house budget would slash educational opportunity

Washington State House budget plan would cut need grant by 30 percent, eliminate work-study.
Gift for all-purpose field primes athletic facilities transformation

Gift for all-purpose field primes athletic facilities transformation

New field will "help in leveling the playing field for athletics and recreation at PLU."
Busy dad envisions healthy ‘Plan B’ for parents

Busy dad envisions healthy ‘Plan B’ for parents

Peter Gradwohl ’90 once struggled to balance busy work schedules with the stress of providing healthy food for their three kids. So he launched the Seattle-based company that packs well-balanced lunches for local school kids.
Student perspective: The Iditarod

Student perspective: The Iditarod

PLU student reflects on covering dogsled race.
Through experience and contemplation, painter hones his craft

Through experience and contemplation, painter hones his craft

To be a successful painter, David Gray '92 says a person needs to possess natural ability and to hone that ability through education, experience, as well as trial and error.
Port of Tacoma CEO sees strength in community

Port of Tacoma CEO sees strength in community

Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe draws on his PLU experiences daily – like being a part of a team and working together – as he works with commissioners, customers and the community.
Prayer Possible

Prayer Possible

Reflection Room provides place of prayer for all faiths.
The Rose comes home

The Rose comes home

Stained glass in Tower Chapel reinstalled, to last another 100 years.
Jessie Klauder finds a swimming regimen that treats the whole student

Jessie Klauder finds a swimming regimen that treats the whole student

Swimmer Jessie Klauder seeks the balance between the personal expectations of being a student and the personal and team expectations of being an athlete.
PLU night at the Tacoma Rainiers

PLU night at the Tacoma Rainiers

More than 500 current students, incoming students, alumni, faculty and staff are expected to get together August 12 at Tacoma's Cheney Stadium for one big end-of-summer bash.
Actor finds community, continuity fuels his work

Actor finds community, continuity fuels his work

In his ninth year at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Danforth Comins has become a part of the local community, on and off the stage.
A Lifetime of Service to Others

A Lifetime of Service to Others

Modest and shy, Karen Hille Phillips was known for her charming smile and distinctive laugh. Since her death, she has also become known as PLU's largest single benefactor.
Heritage Society marks 30 years of aiding PLU’s long-term future

Heritage Society marks 30 years of aiding PLU’s long-term future

PLU's Heritage Society, started 30 years ago, now includes more than 400 families with documented deferred gifts totaling approximately $100 million.
PLU for Japan

PLU for Japan

Student efforts raised more than $3,000 in four days on campus.
Stories of real people give a face to atrocities

Stories of real people give a face to atrocities

The Powell and Heller Holocaust Conference brought survivors to campus.
Embracing the past to learn about the future

Embracing the past to learn about the future

PLU students, faculty, staff reflect on social change.
USO features student soloists in March concert

USO features student soloists in March concert

Soloists win the right to sing with, and compose a piece for the USO. Numbers will range from operatic to chants from 14th century France.
I never thought I’d be designing for a graphics firm in London

I never thought I’d be designing for a graphics firm in London

When Courtney Walker ’11 arrived for her internship at a London-based design firm, she was fully prepared to be the office go-fer. Then she found herself designing magazine layouts.
From Microsoft to Martin Luther, and back again

From Microsoft to Martin Luther, and back again

By 2000, Mike Halvorson authored more than 30 books on software programs. Then he pushed the re-set button.
No brakes? No gears? No handlebars? No problem.

No brakes? No gears? No handlebars? No problem.

Unicyclers storm campus, encourage a different kind of fun.
PLU’s MediaLab takes on ‘compassion fatigue’

PLU’s MediaLab takes on ‘compassion fatigue’

Award-winning student documentarian group tackles new issue.
Actors and puppets take audience through a bittersweet, Christmas car ride

Actors and puppets take audience through a bittersweet, Christmas car ride

In "A Long Christmas Ride Home," PLU actors give a bittersweet taste of a family tradition.
Caring course work

Caring course work

PLU students spend J-Term on Hilltop.
Caring course work continued...

Caring course work continued...

PLU students spend J-Term on Hilltop.
Caring course work continued...

Caring course work continued...

PLU students spend J-Term on Hilltop.
Restoring native species

Restoring native species

Student takes on habitat restoration at PLU.
PLU students spend 96 hours figuring out halfpipes and VHF signals

PLU students spend 96 hours figuring out halfpipes and VHF signals

Mathematic Modeling Contest challenges undergrads to apply what they know.
Want to volunteer? Start here.

Want to volunteer? Start here.

The Volunteer Center is where PLU students find a way to help.
Programs that engage the world

Programs that engage the world

World Conversations ‘creates a great opportunity for learning.’
PLU first responders

PLU first responders

PLU volunteers are prepared to inspect and respond.
A Day in the Life of PLU’s Antarctic Geologists

A Day in the Life of PLU’s Antarctic Geologists

Prof. chronicles a day in the life of a geologist while in Antarctica.
PLU graduate studies the Kindertransport

PLU graduate studies the Kindertransport

Laura Brade, '08, will give a talk at PLU's Holocaust Conference on the Kindertransport, which rescued 10,000 children from Nazi-occupied Europe.
Setting the stage for a new era of the arts at PLU

Setting the stage for a new era of the arts at PLU

Renovations will transform Eastvold Hall into the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in 2013.
PLU ROTC awarded prestigious MacArthur Award

PLU ROTC awarded prestigious MacArthur Award

Annual award given to top Army ROTC units nationwide - eight of 273 units receive the honor.
Working toward peace for 20 years

Working toward peace for 20 years

Ambassador, and PLU Regent, shares journey of peace in Sudan.
208 Garfield, much more than a coffee shop

208 Garfield, much more than a coffee shop

Revamped restaurant is a destination for fresh food in a cafe atmosphere.
New biology lab an interactive plus for students

New biology lab an interactive plus for students

Louis and Lydia Sheffels Biology Laboratory will open up to new work stations and new equipment.
Mike Vermuelen always liked rocks. Now he gets to study them up close in Antarctica.

Mike Vermuelen always liked rocks. Now he gets to study them up close in Antarctica.

Geosciences student studies global warming, via rocks, in Antarctica
Who doesn't love penguins? Professor to write about relationship between bird and humans.

Who doesn't love penguins? Professor to write about relationship between bird and humans.

No one, that's who. Chuck Bergman takes a look at the relationship between birds, humans.
How Todd Sheridan rose from PLU to become one of Hollywood’s most successful special effects wizards

How Todd Sheridan rose from PLU to become one of Hollywood’s most successful special effects wizards

Todd Sheridan Perry '92 finds his passion and life work in the make believe of movies.
Student-satisfaction remains high in national survey

Student-satisfaction remains high in national survey

PLU continues to exceed national norms on 10 of 12 scales.
Pflueger saves the most

Pflueger saves the most

 More than 93,000 kilowatt hours saved during UnPLUgged.
Lute and her pals from Montana win Folgers jingle contest.

Lute and her pals from Montana win Folgers jingle contest.

Entered on a whim, and now the winners of the Folgers jingle contest record their jingle in L.A. this month.
'I always knew I had the skills to be a doctor. Then I discovered it was my PASSION.'

'I always knew I had the skills to be a doctor. Then I discovered it was my PASSION.'

'I always knew I had the skills to be a doctor. Then I discovered it was my PASSION.'
'I always wanted to go to med school. Then I found something I love even MORE.'

'I always wanted to go to med school. Then I found something I love even MORE.'

'I always wanted to go to med school. Then I found something I love even MORE.'
PLU alumnus came for the hoops, stayed for the connections

PLU alumnus came for the hoops, stayed for the connections

PLU alumnus came for the hoops, stayed for the connections.
PLU student and prof head to Antarctica for global warming research through study of rocks and  ice.

PLU student and prof head to Antarctica for global warming research through study of rocks and ice.

PLU geosciences student and his professor know they'll be eating freeze dried eggs for Christmas, but they don't care. The rock hounds are doing what they love.
PLU debate team heads to Botswana to compete in world championships

PLU debate team heads to Botswana to compete in world championships

Debate team will test their skills in Botswana against the best in the world.
A  look at

A look at "The Seagull"

A PLU Mainstage play produced entirely by students. The Seagull examines tragedy in a wealthy family.
Reviving Confucianism

Reviving Confucianism

Author examines how past traditions may shape China’s future.
Meridian

Meridian

Check out the video with composer Ola Gjeilo and Professor Edwin Powell as they discuss Gjeilo's work "Meridian."
Perseverance, love of music brings transfer student to PLU

Perseverance, love of music brings transfer student to PLU

The minute Andrew Pogue walked into Lagerquist Hall, he knew he'd found a place to explore his passion in music.
PLU Named Top Fulbright Producer

PLU Named Top Fulbright Producer

University ranked as one of the top schools in nation for Fulbright students.
Visiting Writer Series

Visiting Writer Series

Writers from all backgrounds and genres come to campus.
Veteran's Day Celebration

Veteran's Day Celebration

Join PLU in saluting the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services.
Holocaust scholar investigates Nazi campaign to

Holocaust scholar investigates Nazi campaign to "criminalize" Jews

Holocaust scholar looks into Nazi pr machine and the "criminalization" of Jews.
From PLU, to Iraq, and Back

From PLU, to Iraq, and Back

Barrett Bollen '12 returns to continue his track career after a combat tour in Iraq
‘Think faster, work harder, feel more deeply’

‘Think faster, work harder, feel more deeply’

The music of associate professor Svend Ronning.
Why does Angela Pierce care about social justice?

Why does Angela Pierce care about social justice?

Diversity advocate Angela Pierce helps students come together and talk about their experiences with identity development
Why does Maurice Eckstein care about social justice?

Why does Maurice Eckstein care about social justice?

Maurice Eckstein has been wrestling with concept of privilege – the idea that some people have advantages in life that others do not
Why does Carrie Hylander care about social justice?

Why does Carrie Hylander care about social justice?

Carrie Hylander focuses on inner-group dialogues about social justice and equity, with emphasis on first-year students
Why does Chelsea Putnam care about social justice?

Why does Chelsea Putnam care about social justice?

Chelsea Putnam Part likes to remind people that everyone is diverse – it includes everything from culture, sexual orientation, religion, and even economic factors
19-year Air Force vet challenges ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

19-year Air Force vet challenges ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

This September, a federal judge ruled Major Margaret Witt '86 is constitutionally entitled to reinstatement
Consolidating our strengths and addressing new challenges

Consolidating our strengths and addressing new challenges

PLU President Loren J. Anderson has been listening to the campus community on the topic of long-range planning and to donors on their vital interests in the university’s future. Here are some of the key perspectives he has been hearing.
Cammocks ensure PLU remains a place for students to grow

Cammocks ensure PLU remains a place for students to grow

Craig ‘91 and Carrie Cammock support initiatives like Q Club student scholarships because, in Craig’s words, “PLU turns out some good citizens.”
From PLU to a one-room school house, instructor sees value in great instruction

From PLU to a one-room school house, instructor sees value in great instruction

Margaret Dakan’s belief in the kind of education PLU provides is why she has supported the university through scholarship programs like Q Club, Project Access and an endowed scholarship that benefits education students: the Margaret Melver Dakan Endowed Scholarship.
Ramstad Scholarship a fitting tribute to a PLU leader

Ramstad Scholarship a fitting tribute to a PLU leader

Marvin Ramstad’s college experience totaled only two years, but it would serve him for a lifetime.
A commitment to educating the entire student

A commitment to educating the entire student

If you want to see the intersection of athletics and academics in the lives of PLU students, look no farther than Molly Stuen ’72 and Zenon Olbertz ’71
Meant to Live - Jim Walker '76

Meant to Live - Jim Walker '76

Leader in advertising speaks about finding vocation at PLU.
My Tribal Journey

My Tribal Journey

A student discovers the joy of studying off campus in Neah Bay
Understanding oil

Understanding oil

PLU’s MediaLab explore the realities of energy consumption in the documentary "Oil Literacy."
Student production offers musical varieties

Student production offers musical varieties

"Night of Musical Theatre" at PLU has new and classic numbers.
Writers welcomed

Writers welcomed

Program offers a collaborative effort to create sustainable careers.
Recruiting for the future

Recruiting for the future

Employers come to PLU for talent, tomorrow’s leaders.
The impact of eating

The impact of eating

What you eat doesn’t just affect the body – it impacts the planet, other people too.
Campaign celebrates $90 million milestone on the way to $100 million goal

Campaign celebrates $90 million milestone on the way to $100 million goal

Campaign hits $90 million, on way to $100 million goal
Music is very much alive

Music is very much alive

PLU musicians perform the world premiere of Meridian.
'No Salvation Apart from Earth'

'No Salvation Apart from Earth'

Mark Brocker '79 to give 5th Annual Knutson Lecture.
Making the community safer

Making the community safer

Grant helps Women's Center advocate against violence.
Homecoming brings together current students and alumni as part of ‘Meant to Live’

Homecoming brings together current students and alumni as part of ‘Meant to Live’

Homecoming brings together current students and alumni as part of ‘Meant to Live’
'The United States in the History of Capitalism'

'The United States in the History of Capitalism'

UCLA Professor Joyce Appleby to speak as Benson Lecturer.
MBA grads hit it off with giving kudos online

MBA grads hit it off with giving kudos online

MBA graduates win award for new Web site that allows customers to recognize quality businesses.
‘We’re so much more than a bookstore’

‘We’re so much more than a bookstore’

Find more than books at Garfield, check out Luteworld.
Determination pays off

Determination pays off

Single mother stays the course on her way to a chemistry degree.
Exploring Egyptian tombs

Exploring Egyptian tombs

PLU Egyptologist shares his adventures ‘Beneath the Sands of Egypt.’
PLU benefactor dies

PLU benefactor dies

Karen Philips, the greatest single benefactor to PLU in the school's history.
Something I thought I'd never do: Sing for 12 million people!

Something I thought I'd never do: Sing for 12 million people!

Perform in front of a TV audience of 12 million people!
University Gallery: PLU Faculty Show

University Gallery: PLU Faculty Show

PLU faculty showcase recent work in the University Gallery.
Lute Spirit!

Lute Spirit!

PLU's new Knight mascot helps inspire Lute Pride from the sidelines.
Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

As part of ‘On the Road,’ first-year students embrace PLU’s tradition of service.
Dream outrageously and work hard to attain your goals, President Anderson tells students.

Dream outrageously and work hard to attain your goals, President Anderson tells students.

President Anderson challenges the Class of 2014 to dream big dreams and then work hard to achieve them.
A year of achievement and a Decade of Change

A year of achievement and a Decade of Change

President Loren J. Anderson's complete State of the University address.
State of PLU: “Strong and stable”

State of PLU: “Strong and stable”

President Anderson makes his 19th State of PLU address.
Engage the World: The Campaign for PLU

Engage the World: The Campaign for PLU

PLU launches campaign for endowment, capital projects and operating support.
Discovering Horizons Together

Discovering Horizons Together

New student orientation offers the chance to learn and have some fun.
PLU goes On the Road

PLU goes On the Road

Orientation activities put students out into the greater Puget Sound area for service, adventure and fun.
New online textbook comparison program offers students a chance to compare, and save

New online textbook comparison program offers students a chance to compare, and save

New programs offer students more savings for textbooks.
Enhancing the student experience, one scholarship at a time

Enhancing the student experience, one scholarship at a time

Every year thousands of students are provided the opportunity to attend PLU because of the dedicated support given to them by alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff – even fellow students.
Endowment for scholarships: a direct investment in students

Endowment for scholarships: a direct investment in students

In 2000, the estate of Agnes Berge Smith left $2.5 million to fund 16 music scholarships at PLU. These merit-based awards enable the university to attract talented students like Sarah Hassen to its music program.
Endowment support ensures the growth of 'intellectual capital'

Endowment support ensures the growth of 'intellectual capital'

Endowment gifts are particularly important in support of academics and mission, as they provide a steady stream of resources that the university can use to invest in its “intellectual capital.”
Brues put ‘exclamation point’ on their time at PLU

Brues put ‘exclamation point’ on their time at PLU

Former Professor of Economics Stan Brue, along with his wife Terri, wanted to “put an exclamation point” on their long association with PLU. So the couple provided a gift of $500,000 that will endow annual scholarships for students in the Social Sciences.
Enhanced teaching and research is the aim of Rieke renovation

Enhanced teaching and research is the aim of Rieke renovation

Completed in 1985, Rieke Science Center now must be renovated to continue to serve the needs of PLU faculty and students, and, by extension, the world.
From Harstad Hall to the Morken Center, donors have built the academy

From Harstad Hall to the Morken Center, donors have built the academy

Donors have a profound effect on the life of the university, from OldMain in 1891 to the recent completion of the Morken Center.
Remarkable good fortune, unparalleled generosity

Remarkable good fortune, unparalleled generosity

Dale and Jolita Benson are also among PLU’s most improbable benefactors. Their story is one of remarkable good fortune, followed by unparalleled generosity.
Lute athletic facilities: ‘Defining a vision, planning for the future’

Lute athletic facilities: ‘Defining a vision, planning for the future’

Over the past 15 years, the campuswide, long-range facilities master plan has led to revitalization and renewal across campus. The focus of attention includes enhancements in recreation and athletic facilities.
Contributions to Excellence

Contributions to Excellence

To honor Jean (Hesla ’50) Kopta, an artistic achievement award for vocal talent has been created in her name
New director has an 'open door policy'

New director has an 'open door policy'

New Campus Safety Director hopes to build from recent success, expand student involvement.
PSYC 113: Career and Educational Planning: Finding Your Way

PSYC 113: Career and Educational Planning: Finding Your Way

Colin Mischel ’13 knew that being the first member of his family to go to college could make it harder. So when his academic adviser suggested he take Psychology 113, a class that helps students transition to college life – both in and out of the classroom – he knew he had to take it.
WRIT 101: First-Year Writing Seminar

WRIT 101: First-Year Writing Seminar

Writing 101, a required course for all first-year students, helps students like Stefani Lopez '13 develop essential skills that will enable her  succeed at the university level – and beyond.
BUSA 201: Value Creation in the Global Environment

BUSA 201: Value Creation in the Global Environment

Steven Mattich '13 discovered that being successful in business doesn't mean a one-size-fits-all solution. It means comprehensively understanding an issue and applying that knowledge to specific situations.
IHON 111 Origins of the Contemporary World

IHON 111 Origins of the Contemporary World

Jessie Lewis '13 said her International Honors class was the most difficult she had all year. It was also her favorite.
BIOL 125/126: Molecules, Cells and Organisms/ Genes, Diversity and Ecology

BIOL 125/126: Molecules, Cells and Organisms/ Genes, Diversity and Ecology

Sean Boaglio '13 has seen a lot of really good students not put in the effort, and it has hurt them. “I know some kids who thought they could coast, but coasting is a different pace here. You can’t coast uphill.”
SOCI 190: Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 190: Introduction to Sociology

Minda Jerde '13 said Sociology 101 made her think about society in a totally different way. It affirmed certain beliefs, and on others, it changed her mind for the better.
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Connection is key for Rachel Lee '13. It not only makes her class feel smaller, but it also helped her adjust to university-level studies.
2010 PLU Athletic Hall of Fame

2010 PLU Athletic Hall of Fame

THE 2010 PLU Athletic Hall of Fame consists of three national championship teams and three outstanding athletes who wore the black and gold
Tenacity is the hallmark of ad man’s work

Tenacity is the hallmark of ad man’s work

Brian Ford ’95 began his creative work early during his college career, designing posters for clubs at PLU. Now, his list of clients includes NBA superstars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

David Ward has seen how hope can instill a happier and healthier future. He sought out to understand hope within the specific context of couples therapy, which has far-reaching applications.
It's a busy summer!

It's a busy summer!

Campus stays abuzz with events all summer long.
Luteology

Luteology

The PLU campus will celebrate its black-and-gold roots October 7-10, welcoming back alumni from near and far.
Points of Pride

Points of Pride

When PLU piles up the national accolades, it is not just great for the university. It is also great for the students.
Hebrew Idol

Hebrew Idol

How assistant professor of religion Antonios Finitsis found a new way to teach the Hebrew Bible
PLU Women win D-III Ultimate National Championship

PLU Women win D-III Ultimate National Championship

I never thought I’d win the D-III women’s ultimate national championship
Fresh berries and live jams

Fresh berries and live jams

Enjoy some live music this summer and tasty berries.
12th annual Jazz Under the Stars

12th annual Jazz Under the Stars

Free concert series provides jazz outdoors and stargazing.
PLU alum gets a ringside seat to history as U.S. plays in World Cup

PLU alum gets a ringside seat to history as U.S. plays in World Cup

Kelsey (Dawson) Goodson, '08, accompanied her husband and soccer player, Clarence Goodson, to World Cup this year.
For Art and Jennie Hansen, a friendship that lasts a lifetime

For Art and Jennie Hansen, a friendship that lasts a lifetime

Art and Jennie Hansen '34 gave generously to a number of charitable causes.
Ensuring access to essential PLU programs

Ensuring access to essential PLU programs

Tim Vialpando '02 has had an active relationship with PLU, both as a student and as a graduate
PLUtonic appears live on  America’s Got Talent

PLUtonic appears live on America’s Got Talent

PLU A cappella group gets another shot to shine in competition.
LeMays see good stewardship on campus and seek to support it

LeMays see good stewardship on campus and seek to support it

Gene '62 and Carla (Hansen) '64 LeMay met on the PLU campus when Carla needed a tutor.
Student learns disaster’s impact firsthand

Student learns disaster’s impact firsthand

PLU student visits community struggling from oil disaster.
Even after graduation, a way to stay involved – 65 years later

Even after graduation, a way to stay involved – 65 years later

When Annabelle Birkestol '45 was deciding which college to go to, her mother gave her an offer she couldn't refuse.
Lutes who stare at Goats

Lutes who stare at Goats

Goats help combat invasive plant species on campus.
Brick and mortar

Brick and mortar

Eastvold Auditorium gets a facelift, while the UC becomes home to new services.
Spring Commencement-

Spring Commencement- "Find the question only you can answer"

This academic year more than 875 students graduated from PLU.
First PLU National Champ of the 21st century

First PLU National Champ of the 21st century

In the first-ever women’s Division-III college Ultimate Frisbee national championship in Appleton, Wisc., PLU went undefeated over the weekend tournament, winning three games in pool play, and three more in the championship bracket, capped by a 11-8 win over Swarthmore.
Campus Safety responsible for keeping small  city of 4,500 safe. They  will  give you a ride home too.

Campus Safety responsible for keeping small city of 4,500 safe. They will give you a ride home too.

Campus Safety Director Tony Berger and his staff work 24-7 to patrol the PLU campus, give students lifts to their halls or home, and of course, unlock doors if you've left your keys at home.
Spring in pictures

Spring in pictures

Check out a few things that were going on at PLU this Spring.
PLU Fulbright recipients ready to engage the world

PLU Fulbright recipients ready to engage the world

Three more student fellowships bring university's total to 83.
Around the world to find a calling

Around the world to find a calling

'It's my calling to be a therapist.'
When China Rules the World

When China Rules the World

Journalist Martin Jacques visits campus to discuss his book. Also, listen to his interview with KPLU.
Commencement 2010

Commencement 2010

New PLU graduates share why they came to PLU, their PLU experience and what's next in their lives.
A  backstage peek behind

A backstage peek behind "A Streetcar Named Desire"

PLU's theater department presents 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'
The Dead Gentlemen filmmakers return to PLU

The Dead Gentlemen filmmakers return to PLU

Five Lutes find passion for gaming, making up silly stories and movies.
Lost Boy of Sudan

Lost Boy of Sudan

From 'Nowhere' to home at PLU.
Continued...Lost Boy of Sudan

Continued...Lost Boy of Sudan

David Akuien comes from ‘nowhere’ to find a home at PLU
Continued...Lost Boy of Sudan

Continued...Lost Boy of Sudan

David Akuien comes from ‘nowhere’ to find a home at PLU
Dean of arts and communication named

Dean of arts and communication named

Cameron Bennett has been named dean of the School of Arts and Communication at Pacific Lutheran University.
Hawaii Club Luau 2010

Hawaii Club Luau 2010

The Hawaii Club held their 13th Annual Luau April 24 on campus. The fun night was filled with Hawaiian music, dance, food and the aloha spirit.
Celebration of Service

Celebration of Service

Students, faculty recognized for dedication to the community.
Carnival 2010

Carnival 2010

Carnival at PLU included a parade, a steel drum band, traditional dances and student experiences.
Intensive Caring - PLU nurses take their skills to cardiac patients at their homes

Intensive Caring - PLU nurses take their skills to cardiac patients at their homes

PLU nursing students join with multicare to keep patients discharged with heart problems out of the hospital.
REALLY?!

REALLY?!

Six PLU professors tackle common assumptions, age-old wisdom, folklore and controversies of the day, and ask the question "Is this really true?"
What will the world look like when China is calling the shots?

What will the world look like when China is calling the shots?

Award-winning journalist Martin Jacques has worked for The Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times and The Economist.
Claim: The jury is still out about global warming

Claim: The jury is still out about global warming

A cold winter in the eastern US have caused some to question whether or not global temps are increasing.
New MediaLab film explores definition of family

New MediaLab film explores definition of family

Student film explores the "New American Family."
Volunteer, get a bike

Volunteer, get a bike

PLU Bike Co-op helps university become a bike friendly campus.
Earth Day: Dirt’s everywhere

Earth Day: Dirt’s everywhere

Professor to speak value and nature's currency - dirt!
Upright dignity

Upright dignity

Frustration breeds vision for change.
Dance Ensemble offers a bit of everything

Dance Ensemble offers a bit of everything

Dance 2010! sweeps into Eastvold April 16 and 17.
First Annual Jolita Hyland Benson Lecture in Education

First Annual Jolita Hyland Benson Lecture in Education

Lecture to address impact of technology on children.
Lute U returns to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, July 9-12

Lute U returns to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, July 9-12

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been a rich and rewarding experience for those whose love of fine theater parallels with their love of beautiful surroundings.
Enhanced teaching and research is the aim of Rieke renovation

Enhanced teaching and research is the aim of Rieke renovation

The home for science education at PLU is Rieke Science Center. PLU has launched a plan to invest $6 million to upgrade research and teaching space in Rieke.
As four-year friends, senior hurlers are potent one-two punch

As four-year friends, senior hurlers are potent one-two punch

Seniors Trey Watt and Robert Bleecker are more than just dominant pitchers.  They've become great friends and competitors.
Finding a special place at PLU

Finding a special place at PLU

After a fateful visit to campus in 1969, Professor of Music professor David Robbins reflects on forty years of change.
Holocaust Conference, endowed chair underscore distinction

Holocaust Conference, endowed chair underscore distinction

The Kurt Mayer Chair in Holocaust Studies again secures the university’s position as one of the premier centers for Holocaust studies in the nation.
From the opposite sex, to light refraction to puppies - all is explored at regional science fair

From the opposite sex, to light refraction to puppies - all is explored at regional science fair

From the opposite sex, to light refraction to puppies - all is explored at regional science fair.
Being prepared, staying prepared

Being prepared, staying prepared

Disaster/Rescue Team needed to be self-reliant.
Alternative Spring Break takes group back to Guatemala

Alternative Spring Break takes group back to Guatemala

Students go on alternative spring break to help in Guatemala.
PLU, one of top  business schools nationwide named to The Princeton Review's

PLU, one of top business schools nationwide named to The Princeton Review's "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools"

PLU listed by students as one of the top business schools in a Princeton Review survey.
2010 Lute Loop

2010 Lute Loop

PLU students hit campus running for 5 K race.
PLU's Hebrew Idol is going big

PLU's Hebrew Idol is going big

Student passion, creativity leads to biggest Idol ever.
Starkovich named provost

Starkovich named provost

Provost named through the 2011-2012 academic year.
Powell and Heller Holocaust Conference

Powell and Heller Holocaust Conference

Professor Robert Ericksen talks about the importance of the Powell and Heller Holocaust Conference at PLU.
Making math fun

Making math fun

PLU students coach area youth to be math whizzes.
Power off – Competition on!

Power off – Competition on!

Residence hall students vie to be the best at everything. With UnPLUgged, they're competing and saving energy and money, too.
Victim advocacy brings visit, praise from Department of Justice

Victim advocacy brings visit, praise from Department of Justice

Victim advocacy brings visit, praise from Department of Justice.
Building peace

Building peace

Wang Center gives Peace Builder Awards for creating Global understanding.
Olympic medalist encourages symposium crowd to make a difference

Olympic medalist encourages symposium crowd to make a difference

Olympic Gold medalist Joey Cheek encourages symposium crowd to make a difference.
The Road to Your Future: Career and Internship Fair 2010

The Road to Your Future: Career and Internship Fair 2010

For the Pacific Lutheran University community, the road to a successful future may be just around the corner, as the PLU Career Development and Academic Internships Offices present the Spring 2010 Career and Internship Fair Mar. 10 and 11.
Understanding the World Through Sports and Recreation

Understanding the World Through Sports and Recreation

Understanding the World Through Sports and Recreation, March 4-5.
Uganda: A reflection by Ted Charles '12

Uganda: A reflection by Ted Charles '12

A PLU student looks back on his J-Term Study Away experience.
Raising awareness through song

Raising awareness through song

PLU students take on body image stereotypes by making a music video.
Call to Conscience

Call to Conscience

Black History Month, a home-grown celebration of the month called “Call to Conscience” and the U.S. Census 2010 will share the stage Feb. 27 at PLU, as the Seattle-based Musica brings this package to the University Center this Saturday.
A leap of faith: one Lute finds that one person can make a difference

A leap of faith: one Lute finds that one person can make a difference

But the '07 graduate would have to travel 9,000 miles and experience a few twists in his vision of helping the residents living in a Ugandan slum.
Road map to a green campus

Road map to a green campus

Climate Action Plan makes sustainability not just a buzzword.
Discovery Channel's

Discovery Channel's "Storm Chaser," Reed Timmer, comes to PLU

The Discovery Channel's "Storm Chaser" Reed Timmer is the keynote speaker for Meant to Live at PLU.
'The universe is there for us to ask the questions'

'The universe is there for us to ask the questions'

Meant to Live: Unearth Your Passion encourages students to explore vocation.
Music from the Age of the Harlem Renaissance

Music from the Age of the Harlem Renaissance

Music from the Age of the Harlem Renaissance.
Your PLU Idol is…

Your PLU Idol is…

The PLU Idol finale had theatrics, originality and, oh yeah, talent.
Uganda: Food blog

Uganda: Food blog

PLU student Ted Charles reports on his Study Away experience.
Uganda: Murchison Falls Narrative

Uganda: Murchison Falls Narrative

PLU Student Ted Charles reports on his Study Away experience.
Uganda: Market Exploration

Uganda: Market Exploration

PLU student Ted Charles reports from Africa.
Cross-Cultural Coursework

Cross-Cultural Coursework

PLU's gateway study away programs challenge students to look beyond their familiar surroundings. University life will never look the same way again.
Why a high-flying Wall Street investment banker chose to teach at PLU

Why a high-flying Wall Street investment banker chose to teach at PLU

Why a high-flying investment banker, Assistant Business Professor Kevin Boeh, chose to teach at PLU.
Memoir chronicles the life of Nazi Germany refugee and successful Tacoma entrepreneur - Kurt Mayer

Memoir chronicles the life of Nazi Germany refugee and successful Tacoma entrepreneur - Kurt Mayer

Memoir chronicles the life of Nazi Germany Refugee and successful Tacoma Entrepreneur, Kurt Mayer.
Olympic medalist turns the world's attention to Darfur and human rights issues

Olympic medalist turns the world's attention to Darfur and human rights issues

The Olympic gold medalist will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Wang Center Symposium.
Uganda Blog: Third entry

Uganda Blog: Third entry

PLU student Ted Charles reports on his Uganda Study Away experience.
Antarctica blog: Bryanna's Jan. 14 entry

Antarctica blog: Bryanna's Jan. 14 entry

PLU student Bryanna Plog reports on her Antarctica Study Away experience.
Explore! 2010 Draws Record Numbers

Explore! 2010 Draws Record Numbers

Explore! 2010 Draws Record Numbers - about 150 first-year students.
Telling Their Story: Arts and News Media in the UAE

Telling Their Story: Arts and News Media in the UAE

PLU Professor Cliff Rowe talks about experiencing Study Away in the UAE.
Theatre in Ireland

Theatre in Ireland

PLU Assistant Professor Brian Desmond talks about learning about theatre in Ireland.
Makah Culture Past and Present

Makah Culture Past and Present

Professor Dave Huelsbeck talks about J-Term Study Away in the Makah Nation.
Uganda Blog: Second entry

Uganda Blog: Second entry

PLU student Ted Charles reports on his Uganda Study Away experience.
Uganda Blog: first entry

Uganda Blog: first entry

PLU Ted Charles along with several students prepares for a Study Away experience in Uganda.
Journey to the End of the Earth: Antarctica, Patagonia, Buenos Aires

Journey to the End of the Earth: Antarctica, Patagonia, Buenos Aires

PLU students join Professor Charles Bergman on an adventure to Antarctica.
Journey to the End of the Earth: Antarctica, Patagonia, Buenos Aires

Journey to the End of the Earth: Antarctica, Patagonia, Buenos Aires

PLU students join Professor Charles Bergman on an adventure to Antarctica.
Heroes by permanent marker

Heroes by permanent marker

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital recognizes PLU's Progress Club with the 2009 Hero Award.
Risk&Reward

Risk&Reward

PLU students ride the economic roller coaster and find out what it's like to invest real money in the market and what it takes to show gains.
LEED Gold for Neeb

LEED Gold for Neeb

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the Neeb Center is the only radio facility in the nation with a LEED Gold ranking.
Caroline Olsen Crowned Sankta Lucia 2009

Caroline Olsen Crowned Sankta Lucia 2009

The annual Sankta Lucia Fest at PLU.
Lakewood Police Officer Memorial

Lakewood Police Officer Memorial

On Tuesday television networks will offer live coverage of the Tacoma Dome memorial service for four Lakewood Police officers. Coverage will also be shown on the big screen in Olson Auditorium at PLU. Seating will be limited.
Class Acts audio slideshows

Class Acts audio slideshows

These Lutes are educators because that's their passion.
What will you do with your one wild and precious life?

What will you do with your one wild and precious life?

What will you do with your one wild and precious life?
Care

Care

"PLU grads are really needed in tough areas. People out here in the world need people who care." - Eric Pfaff '09
Affect

Affect

"Give quality work throughout your lives, even though there's no way of knowing how your efforts will affect the future." - Dr. Bill Foege '57
Freedoms

Freedoms

"When I'm in a press conference at the U.N., I feel like the world is literally at my fingertips. I find it is impossible to be apathetic when I have the awesome opportunity to be a first witness to history." - Jennifer Henrichsen '07
Human Rights

Human Rights

"I don't care where you live or what your government is or what your religious beliefs are. You’re a human being, and that means, at a minimum, you need food, water, shelter, health care, freedom." - Ingrid Ford '97
Outreach

Outreach

"I left the country feeling as if we had actually created good out of an inherently oppressive situation." - Matt Kennedy '07
Listen

Listen

"I keep my mind open to a number of possibilities when solving problems, and look in all directions for new ideas and consider the wisdom of multiple disciplines." - Joyce Barr '76
Volunteer

Volunteer

"Dropping people off at the hospital and that being the end of my contact with them just wasn’t fulfilling. I wanted to know how they did." - Guy Jensen '08
Aspire

Aspire

"I want students to be able to see that you can aspire to be great. You can change the world." - Isaiah Johnson '96
The Meeting Pace

The Meeting Pace

Welcome to your new home - a place to meet.
Perspective - The view through safety goggles

Perspective - The view through safety goggles

The view through safety goggles by assistant professor Neal Yakelis.
Back to Normal

Back to Normal

It has been a tumultuous two years for Alaska. Its new governor,PLU alum Sean Parnell '84, brings a sense of normalcy to the state.
Our Changing Face

Our Changing Face

PLU's student population continues to change, reflecting global and statewide trends.
13th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam

13th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam

Concert and live broadcast with special guest, Sara Gazarek.
Talking turkey

Talking turkey

Talking turkey with Lutes who raise the birds.
Amphibian survey

Amphibian survey

Students get dirty, studying salamanders at Puget Creek.
Erin Jones: Journey into education

Erin Jones: Journey into education

Erin Jones '01 talks about her journey into the education profession.
‘Twilight’ is only the beginning for Forks High School principal

‘Twilight’ is only the beginning for Forks High School principal

Forks isn't only home to a vamp franchise. It's home for a Lute.
Poetry helps explain a complex world

Poetry helps explain a complex world

PLU professor receives award for accomplishments in writing.
First round UnPLUgged numbers are in

First round UnPLUgged numbers are in

Campus-wide nearly 48,000 kWh are saved during energy competition.
Writer Holger Teschke reflects on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Writer Holger Teschke reflects on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

German writer talks about the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The Volunteer Center sponsors Hunger and Homelessness Week.
'Bravest woman in Afghanistan' to visit PLU

'Bravest woman in Afghanistan' to visit PLU

Afghani advocate for human rights, Malalai Joya, visits PLU.
Alum learns that teaching fifth graders requires mixture of toughness and fun

Alum learns that teaching fifth graders requires mixture of toughness and fun

PLU alum Eric Pfaff learns that being a teacher requires a balance of tough and funny, but most of all, caring about his students.
Lutes Against Violence

Lutes Against Violence

"It's not your fault," is just one statement of support.
The fall of the wall

The fall of the wall

PLU Professor shares her experiences about being in East Berlin during the fall of the wall.
Much more than event planners

Much more than event planners

Eva Johnson '95 is honored as an outstanding professional.
The Road to Your Future: Career and Internship Fair 2009

The Road to Your Future: Career and Internship Fair 2009

Find the job that's right for you by going to the Career Fair.
Pinnacle Peak hike with Ted Charles

Pinnacle Peak hike with Ted Charles

PLU student Theodore Charles shares his photography from Pinnacle Peak.
Building a stage

Building a stage

It takes a lot of time and effort to get stage details just right. Check out hours of work in minutes.
Into the Streets

Into the Streets

PLU students spend time volunteering in the greater Tacoma area.
The Matrix and Message of Jesus

The Matrix and Message of Jesus

Annual lecture series features speaker's examination of "The Matrix and the Message of Jesus."
The best response by preparing for the worst

The best response by preparing for the worst

PLU participates in countywide emergency exercise.
Topsy-Turvy: The American Economy in Crisis - A Long View

Topsy-Turvy: The American Economy in Crisis - A Long View

"Topsy-Turvy: The American Economy in Crisis - A Long View" by Professor Walter Licht.
PLU receives top marks for sustainability

PLU receives top marks for sustainability

National report gives PLU top grade for sustainability.
Homecoming 2009

Homecoming 2009

Check out all the fun and excitement of Homecoming.
Sign Me Drive 2009

Sign Me Drive 2009

PLU students become "Human Get Well Cards," raise money for children.
Sustainability at PLU

Sustainability at PLU

Identifying and managing invasive plants is important in maintaining natural habitat.
Rising Star: By following his passion, a PLU theater major finds himself standing on the world’s greatest stage – on Broadway

Rising Star: By following his passion, a PLU theater major finds himself standing on the world’s greatest stage – on Broadway

Rising star: By following his passion, a PLU theater major finds himself standing on the world’s greatest stage - Broadway in in an in play that has won numerous Tonys and in April, the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Students get UnPLUgged

Students get UnPLUgged

Residence Halls vie for the title of energy reduction champion during yearlong competition.
‘We were made to move’

‘We were made to move’

Colleen Hacker, Professor of Movement Studies and Wellness Education.
Bill Gates Sr. urges students to ‘Show up’

Bill Gates Sr. urges students to ‘Show up’

Engaging local and community issues is important for the future of this world, Gates says.
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

Sister Helen Prejean has spent her life advocating against the death penalty.
If you're sick

If you're sick

Check out this video about what to do if you catch the flu.
Giving a people a voice, a face

Giving a people a voice, a face

Film broadens perspectives and gives a face, voice to the youth of Iran.
Historical context

Historical context

PLU Prof appears on History Channel, another on Discovery Channel.
Students work to restore habitat of struggling salmon stream

Students work to restore habitat of struggling salmon stream

Freshman pull out invasive species to help out the native salmon.

"Live from KPLU" at the Martin J. Neeb Center

Neeb Center dedication is open to the public, includes live performances.
Convocation – A generation of globalists

Convocation – A generation of globalists

PLU welcomes the 'Global Generation,' challenges them to excel.
Making an art out of giving of oneself

Making an art out of giving of oneself

Alumni figures out how to juggle art with volunteering.
The generous spirit of Norm Forness

The generous spirit of Norm Forness

PLU alumni leaves legacy of scholastic pursuit and a giving nature.
The generous spirit of Norm Forness

The generous spirit of Norm Forness

PLU alumni leaves legacy of scholastic pursuit and a giving nature.
On the Road Video wrap-up

On the Road Video wrap-up

VIDEO: Check out a few of the adventures PLU students experience.
Kayaking at Point Defiance

Kayaking at Point Defiance

PLU students hit the water for On the Road.
Move in day

Move in day

Incoming students move in to their new home - PLU.
A PLU graduate reflects on his time abroad

A PLU graduate reflects on his time abroad

A PLU alum reflects on his time abroad and how it changed him.
In Times Challenging and Uncertain: Plans Change - Values and Mission Endure

In Times Challenging and Uncertain: Plans Change - Values and Mission Endure

President Loren J. Anderson's 18th State of PLU address.
If you get the flu

If you get the flu

Here are a few quick, but important tips if you contract the flu at PLU. Drink fluids and stay in your room!
University Conference – Fall 2009

University Conference – Fall 2009

President Loren J. Anderson says 'Doing one's work well is now more important than ever,' during State of PLU Address.
Studying the laws behind international adoption

Studying the laws behind international adoption

History professor E. Wayne Carp looks into the laws behind international adoption.
I never thought I’d study abroad five times – and graduate on time

I never thought I’d study abroad five times – and graduate on time

'I never thought I'd study abroad five times and graduate on time.'
Class Acts

Class Acts

The everyday triumphs, joys and challenges of eight dedicated educators - all Lutes - at a single bustling middle school.
Digging into history

Digging into history

Anthro prof and students research flints to peel back everyday life of Aztecs.
Freshman meets Obama

Freshman meets Obama

PLU freshman and Youth of Year contender meets the president.
I never thought I’d study abroad five times – and graduate on time

I never thought I’d study abroad five times – and graduate on time

'I never thought I'd study abroad five times and graduate on time.'
College is Hard.  (And here's why you'll succeed.)

College is Hard. (And here's why you'll succeed.)

A look at seven first-year classes and how professors help students find success
PLU welcomes new Sustainability Coordinator

PLU welcomes new Sustainability Coordinator

Christine Cooley is excited to be at PLU, especially with the many sustainability efforts.
PLU Community Garden

PLU Community Garden

More is sprouting from the PLU Community Garden than fresh veggies - it's called community building.
New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

PLU students share their welcome week experiences and offer advice to incoming students.
Matters of Faith

Matters of Faith

What is faith? What is spirituality? Hear nine students talk about what spirituality means to them and how it plays out in their everyday lives.
Escape the heat with some cool jazz

Escape the heat with some cool jazz

Jazz Under the Stars offers music lovers some hot music under an indigo canopy.
One-on-one: Behrens

One-on-one: Behrens

Being a marine biologist is a pretty good gig. Any why wouldn't it be? There are obvious perks to having a job where diving is part of the package.
Biology professors win coveted Murdock grants

Biology professors win coveted Murdock grants

Three of PLU's biology professors win the coveted Murdock grants to fund student-faculty research and look into the mysteries of evolution, global warming.
Where the classes are hard. And the issues? Harder.

Where the classes are hard. And the issues? Harder.

Students in PLU's International Honors Program aren't simply studying complex world issues. They are figuring out what to do about them.
MBA student says program gives him flexibity and challenges in

MBA student says program gives him flexibity and challenges in "real time."

Bryan Hopkins has travelled far from his Tacoma home in his career. But when choosing an MBA program, he found a local solution.
Perspective: Rethinking the global citizen

Perspective: Rethinking the global citizen

A student and professor discover that the term 'global citizen' has little meaning to the residents of the small communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.
MediaLab wins Emmy award

MediaLab wins Emmy award

Four student researcher-filmmakers in Pacific Lutheran University’s MediaLab program won a 2009 College Division Emmy Award for a film that film that explores the effects of crime, drugs and gangs in communities across North America.
Swimmer Jay Jones rewrites the record books. And he’s only a sophomore.

Swimmer Jay Jones rewrites the record books. And he’s only a sophomore.

Swimmer Jay Jones is rewriting the PLU record books.
Tilden flies high as Alaska Airlines’ new president

Tilden flies high as Alaska Airlines’ new president

Dreams of flying changed at PLU for Brad Tilden '83, but a degree would set him on his way to being a captain of a flying industry.
Embracing the ‘bigger questions’ and living with a true sense of joy

Embracing the ‘bigger questions’ and living with a true sense of joy

For Timothy Siburg, answering the call to be spart of something bigger than ourselves is what a spiritual journey is all about.
Finding the space to breathe – and to ask the big questions

Finding the space to breathe – and to ask the big questions

It took asking big questions at a Lutheran college for Jake K.M. Paikai to embrace his Jewish faith.
Helping those in need is a moral imperative, not necessarily a religious one

Helping those in need is a moral imperative, not necessarily a religious one

Harold Leraas says helping people no matter their beliefs or circumstance is the greatest mission in life.
Exploring faith traditions through exploring challenging questions

Exploring faith traditions through exploring challenging questions

For Katie Garrow, moral ambiguity is just part of the world we live in.
Building a relationship with God based on openness

Building a relationship with God based on openness

A committment to Jesus Christ helps shape Mycal Ford's path.
Celebrating Shabbat with the PLU family

Celebrating Shabbat with the PLU family

Lauren Eaton found an Alijah Jewish Club with no memerbs when she arrived, but by the time she graduated it was dozens was strong.
Living a life of faith focused through service to others

Living a life of faith focused through service to others

For Katie Bray her faith in God hasn't changed, but she sees spirituality in a broader context now.
Celebrating God’s creation and bringing others along

Celebrating God’s creation and bringing others along

For Dan Baker '09, connecting with God can be as close as a walk in the woods.
Finding strength through community

Finding strength through community

Alazadi’s personal journey may be nothing like most of those at PLU, but she does find among students a common reliance in community.
The finish line

The finish line

PLU student finishes his pursuit of a degree a decade later.
Off to China

Off to China

PLU music ensembles will add to a jazz resurgence in China.
Commencement 2009

Commencement 2009

New PLU graduates share what brought them to PLU, their experience here and what's next on their horizon.
What to do with a whale skeleton?

What to do with a whale skeleton?

After a year of rotting and a thorough cleaning the Rieke Science Center has a new resident.
New endowed chair created

New endowed chair created

New endowed chair in elementary education honors Jolita Benson.
Senior Lute wins national honor

Senior Lute wins national honor

The National results are in from the Society of Professional Journalists and PLU senior Nate Hulings is on the list.
Celebration of Leadership

Celebration of Leadership

Students are recognized for their leadership and service to the community.
Seeds of community

Seeds of community

The garden club looks to grow more than food with community outreach.
Relay for Life unites the fight against cancer

Relay for Life unites the fight against cancer

PLU’s annual Relay for Life brought people together this past weekend to celebrate, remember and fight back.
Spill-the-Beans

Spill-the-Beans

PLU students spend more than 100,000 hours volunteering through the year.
Passing the torch

Passing the torch

The Raphael Lemkin essayists at PLU take on the challenge of a difficult topic - genocide.
While in Rome...

While in Rome...

Professor Solveig Robinson's trip to Italy to perform on Easter Sunday hit a few bumps in the road.
Making Earth Day last

Making Earth Day last

Even after the conclusion of Earth Week events, the GREAN club wants to emphasis environmentally sound practices throughout the year.
It's all about Samson

It's all about Samson

Professor Tony Finitsis' Religion 211: Religion and Literature of the Hebrew Bible class presents a contemporary take on Biblical stories during their Hebrew Idol projects.
It’s all about Samson

It’s all about Samson

For year two of Hebrew Idol, the students make the extra effort and the finale brought some surprises – like an appearance by Moses.
Aloha served up fresh

Aloha served up fresh

The 12th annual Lu'au promises to bring to life Hawaiian mythology through dance, music.
Maybe ‘reincarnation’ is a better word

Maybe ‘reincarnation’ is a better word

A panel of industry insiders discuss the future of the newspaper business.
‘Fringe Physics’ is on display

‘Fringe Physics’ is on display

Graduate student Shawn Foote want sto inspire life-long learning with his art "Fringe Physics."
When in Rome…

When in Rome…

A PLU professor is set to perform at one of the world's biggest stages - The Vatican.
‘Lofty’ is just a word to crush

‘Lofty’ is just a word to crush

South Pole pioneers share their next dream – a 2011 all-women centennial effort.
Bold and Brazen Women of PLU

Bold and Brazen Women of PLU

Inspirational women of PLU are honored during an annual banquet.
Poet to give commencement speech

Poet to give commencement speech

Poet, author and lecturer David Whyte will be this year’s Spring Commencement speaker.
Something I Thought I’d Never Do: I never thought I’d become a rock climber KRISTI REIDEL ’09

Something I Thought I’d Never Do: I never thought I’d become a rock climber KRISTI REIDEL ’09

There are things students never thought they'd do. Being a Rock Climber is one of them.
Teaching by Practicing

Teaching by Practicing

PLU’s Marriage and Family Therapy program provides experience for student-therapists and support for the community.
A lifetime of stewardship honored

A lifetime of stewardship honored

Taking care of the environment is part of life for Thelma Gilmur '42 and something she's proud to see PLU embrace.
Senior capstone: ‘the toughest class they will ever take’

Senior capstone: ‘the toughest class they will ever take’

If Tosh Kakar has his way, James Crosetto, Jeremy Ellison and Seth Schwiethale will have spent most of their senior year trapped in a project room just off Morken 212. It is a state-of-the-art room adjacent to the electronics lab. This room is theirs for the year, where they will study and experiment – as well as nap on a beat-up couch, and work into the wee hours of the night, fueled on carbonated caffeine drinks and delivered pizza. And they’ll be doing it for a mere four credits. Four. "This is the toughest class they will ever take," says Kakar. “It is equal to 20 credits, easily.”
Hong Hall: Speaking the language of community (in French, or Chinese, or whatever)

Hong Hall: Speaking the language of community (in French, or Chinese, or whatever)

Students experience, learn languages from around the world in Hong Hall.
Attaway Lutes: Peer Tutors

Attaway Lutes: Peer Tutors

PLU athletes take their skills to the classroom as peer tutors.
PLU recognized for first class global studies

PLU recognized for first class global studies

PLU receives Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Krogh elected ASPLU President

Krogh elected ASPLU President

PLU students vote Teddy Krogh in as president, after debate centers on expanding student on-campus participation.
Spring Break at Holden Village

Spring Break at Holden Village

More than 20 students make their way to Holden Village for alternative Spring Break.
NMR is no longer under wraps

NMR is no longer under wraps

New NMR at PLU allows undergraduate students early look into research.
Sludge from the grill to be recycled

Sludge from the grill to be recycled

Culinary and Dining Services finds a use for used grease by recycling it into fuel.
Take Back the Tap

Take Back the Tap

Student initiative urges campus to stop buying bottled water and use tap water.
Making study away possible

Making study away possible

PLU opens the door for more low-income scholarships for study away, with a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Illegal animal trade

Illegal animal trade

Professor Charles Bergman shares his experiences with seeing illegal animal trade firsthand.
Study Away, gain global perspective

Study Away, gain global perspective

Students share world experiences with others during World Conversations.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Find a career calling at the Career and Internship Fair March 4 and 5.
Using math to build community

Using math to build community

PLU students help build a community with local middle school students around mathematics.
Making strides at a feverish pace

Making strides at a feverish pace

PLU alumna, Maureen Francisco, makes dream a reality, well a reality show.
Counting birds has more to do with listening

Counting birds has more to do with listening

At the annual bird count, participants pointed their eyes and ears toward the sky.
Bringing awareness to growing issues

Bringing awareness to growing issues

During Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week the opportunities to get involved are bountiful.
Navigating Systems of Power

Navigating Systems of Power

South Sound college representatives gather for seminar on oppression.
Learning perspectives

Learning perspectives

This January a group of PLU students ventured to the coast to learn about the Makah.
Present for historical moment

Present for historical moment

A PLU student shares her experience of the Obama Inauguration.
New home for KPLU is almost complete

New home for KPLU is almost complete

Jazz and news station is now at a “tipping point,” Anderson says.
Turning passions into vocation

Turning passions into vocation

First-year students EXPLORE the bigger questions at annual retreat.
PLU tradition signals Christmas season

PLU tradition signals Christmas season

Light guides the spirit of Christmas and gives the world reason to hope.
Sankta Lucia Fest opens the Christmas season

Sankta Lucia Fest opens the Christmas season

Songs, fiddles, flutes and candlelight bring in Sankta Lucia, and a new Lucia is chosen.
Former ASPLU VP tagged as Rising Star

Former ASPLU VP tagged as Rising Star

NASPA awarded a 2008 PLU graduate with its top undergrad honor.
Corbitt wishes to leave audiences ‘inspired and hopeful’

Corbitt wishes to leave audiences ‘inspired and hopeful’

Third-year student Kristina Corbitt is about to make her debut as a theatrical director with “The Skin of Our Teeth.”
Something I thought I’d never do: I never thought I’d start a bicycle co-op

Something I thought I’d never do: I never thought I’d start a bicycle co-op

Someone's junk becomes someone elses treasure and helps build campus-wide bike co-op.
Science Happens (and Much More)

Science Happens (and Much More)

The rewards of field and lab research include building relationships with professors and fellow students.
Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad

Jenn Henrichsen '07 studied aboard four times as an undergrad, now she's in Switzerland working on a masters.
Organ enthusiasts celebrate a decade at PLU

Organ enthusiasts celebrate a decade at PLU

The Fuchs Organ is a mind-bending story of fund raising, statistics and decibels.
PLU receives a 300 year-old Torah

PLU receives a 300 year-old Torah

Sacred Jewish Writings originate from Morocco, appraised at more than $100,000.
Students talk trash in recycling class

Students talk trash in recycling class

Students in environmental class sort through the trash to see what could have been recycled.
It’s not all about grading papers for PLU profs

It’s not all about grading papers for PLU profs

PLU faculty take the stage for a rock show at the CAVE.
Lutes continue conference rule, win awards

Lutes continue conference rule, win awards

Third straight conference championship leads to seeding in NCAA tourney.
Serving so others don’t have to

Serving so others don’t have to

Army colonel tells the tale of soldier that wouldn’t quit.
Veterans Day offers a time for reflection, thanks

Veterans Day offers a time for reflection, thanks

Those who serve get their due respect at university ceremony.
Students need not worry about financial aid

Students need not worry about financial aid

Financial Aid Days offers students reassurance, financial counseling.
Reaching out at lightning speed

Reaching out at lightning speed

Student group uses a take on speed dating to make friendships.
Coalition works to raise awareness

Coalition works to raise awareness

College programs unite around the state to battle sexual violence.
Will students take the plunge and vote?

Will students take the plunge and vote?

‘I Will Vote’ campaign urges students to follow through and cast their ballots.
Harmony invites campus into the discussion

Harmony invites campus into the discussion

Club offers education, discussion about gay marriage, domestic partnership rights.
Election could bring health care reform

Election could bring health care reform

This year’s election might finally give a health care plan to 47 million uninsured Americans.
Kids invade Garfield Street, PLU for Halloween treats

Kids invade Garfield Street, PLU for Halloween treats

Business, student communities open up doors for trick or treaters.
Holocaust survivor recalls the child victims

Holocaust survivor recalls the child victims

Child survivor, Robert Herschkowitz, shares horrors of genocide.
Donors share value of Holocaust Education

Donors share value of Holocaust Education

Holocaust education helps maintain history, provide lessons from the past.
Looking for that first job? Try the career fair.

Looking for that first job? Try the career fair.

PLU’s annual career fair is a place to check out a major, check out a graduate school, find a job.
Free pizza, for a cost

Free pizza, for a cost

PLU’s student chapter of SPJ holds second First Amendment Free Food Fest.
PLU fleet on the move to green power

PLU fleet on the move to green power

Fleet is moving away from gasoline and towards electric or hybrid vehicles.
Nurses tell of worldwide travels during panel

Nurses tell of worldwide travels during panel

Poverty and war, yes. But four nurses say a life of service is well worth the cost.
Caring for God’s gift of biodiversity

Caring for God’s gift of biodiversity

Ethics professor will talk on how Christians should view caring for the Earth.
A PLU education made a difference

A PLU education made a difference

A liberal arts education helped these reporters excel in their fields.
Homecoming 2008

Homecoming 2008

This year’s Homecoming encourages Lutes to “Get in the Game.”
PLU music major decides to jazz up his life

PLU music major decides to jazz up his life

This PLU junior decided to follow his passion of jazz, even in a tough economy.
Go vote. And take a picture.

Go vote. And take a picture.

SIL has joined with the state in the “I Will Vote” social media campaign.

"The Shack" author says he never meant to write a book.

New York Times best selling author greets visitors to book signing with a hug and a story about the story.
The haves and the have nots, closing the gap

The haves and the have nots, closing the gap

Economics prof talks about the growing inequality in American life.
Chinese Studies program receives grant

Chinese Studies program receives grant

Freeman Foundation Grant continues support for Chinese studies at PLU and in local schools.
The comic book final gets some respect as literature

The comic book final gets some respect as literature

Issues such as growing up in Iran, significant others and sexual abuse, all are fodder for women authors of graphic novels.
Dean says travel broadens perspectives

Dean says travel broadens perspectives

In a world that isn't as impressed with the U.S. as before, how should graduates compete?
DMC grants appear in classrooms

DMC grants appear in classrooms

Interactive software, a Wii to use in graphic design and a video which will record future teachers at work - all these ideas received funding this year.
Prof appears on Discovery Channel this week

Prof appears on Discovery Channel this week

Nelson will talk about methods of torture and animals used in the Roman Coliseum.
Feminist theology and ethics explored

Feminist theology and ethics explored

Professor to talk on women, justice and spirituality at David and Marilyn Knutson Lecture.
Exchange program enriches campus living and learning

Exchange program enriches campus living and learning

Jointly sponsored scholarship program brings promising student from Trinidad and Tobago to PLU.
Moral issues in health care reform

Moral issues in health care reform

Prof talks about the moral implications behind the proposed fixes for the nation’s health care system.
PLU’s bike co-op gets rolling

PLU’s bike co-op gets rolling

Student rounds up a few abandoned bikes and voila, a co-op.
Care for the earth

Care for the earth

Dirty paper plates provide creative spark for composting program.
Anderson gives state of PLU address

Anderson gives state of PLU address

It’s a challenging world. But PLU students are prepared for it, president tells faculty and staff.
Profs, students talk about going green

Profs, students talk about going green

From sorting through garbage to riding the bus, there are ways to make a difference.
New Lutes, returning students move into halls

New Lutes, returning students move into halls

The yearly magic of making all the stuff in a U-haul fit into a residence hall room.
The ethics of torture

The ethics of torture

A PLU alum and a philosophy prof debate the ethics of torture.
Partnership addresses nursing shortage

Partnership addresses nursing shortage

School of Nursing partners with three state foundations to address the regional nursing crisis.
PLU grad receives national journalism award

PLU grad receives national journalism award

The Society of Professional Journalists honors PLU graduate Breanne Coats.
Transfer students bring wealth of experience

Transfer students bring wealth of experience

Jake Taylor plans to major in global studies and journalism, and take those skills back to Tumaco, Columbia, where he plans to do volunteer work in literacy camps.
A fresh perspective

A fresh perspective

Each year, PLU admits between 250 to 300 transfer students to campus – a diverse mix of people from all walks of life. “They have a depth of experience that traditional-age students can’t contribute, said Joelle Pretty, PLU’s director of transfer recruitment. “That’s an invaluable asset to have on campus.”
Art grants support PLU faculty

Art grants support PLU faculty

Holly Senn and Greg Youtz each received $1,500 GAP awards to further their artistic endeavors.
Iconography highlighted at summer art exhibit

Iconography highlighted at summer art exhibit

The University Gallery features the work of Kathy Sievers and pieces from the Sobania's collection.
Measuring PLU’s environmental footprint

Measuring PLU’s environmental footprint

Mithun Sustainability Fellow Becca Krzmarzick gathers data to track PLU's earth-friendly practices.
Modern space

Modern space

Throughout the summer, construction has progressed steadily on the Martin J. Neeb Center, KPLU’s new headquarters on lower campus.
Professor coaching at Olympics again

Professor coaching at Olympics again

For the fourth time, Colleen Hacker is on the coaching staff of a U.S. Olympic Team.
Fellowship encourages senior to find calling

Fellowship encourages senior to find calling

Timothy Siburg was one of 50 undergraduates in the U.S. to receive a fellowship from FTE.
Third-generation Lute takes the long route to PLU

Third-generation Lute takes the long route to PLU

Student takes journey from Alaskan village to the PLU hardwood.
Face the Music

Face the Music

It's true you can have a career in music. Just let Professor Greg Youtz show you how.
Accepted to med school

Accepted to med school

If your looking to go to medical school, PLU is the perfect place to prepare you.
Spanning the globe during J-Term 2008

Spanning the globe during J-Term 2008

More than 40 percent of PLu student study away during their time at PLU. The national average is 3 percent.
Life is about choices. What choices have you made?

Life is about choices. What choices have you made?

Defining success is different for everyone. Making a positive impact may be the best way to.
A summer job that doesn’t suck

A summer job that doesn’t suck

Students and faculty take their summer research projects into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. In the natural sciences alone, each summer, more than nine faculty members worked with more than 21 students to conduct fieldwork, as well as gather and analyze data. And the number of projects keep on growing.
T-stad: One big, happy family

T-stad: One big, happy family

Welcome to Tingelstad, the tallest building in Parkland.
Leading the fight

Leading the fight

Northwest NGOs are leading the figth against disease in poverty stricken countries.
College: First in family

College: First in family

From Trinidad and Tobago to PLU and a found vocation.
Speakers tell PLU audiences to reach outside themselves

Speakers tell PLU audiences to reach outside themselves

Take the challenge and think outside of the box.
Tutoring program touches refugees

Tutoring program touches refugees

Nineteen PLU student-volunteers devoted two hours each week to teach math, literacy and language skills to Somali refugee children.
An affinity for social change

An affinity for social change

Former ASPLU Presidents look back at what they learned and offer advice.
Alumna aids medical work abroad

Alumna aids medical work abroad

Ingrid Ford '97 always knew she wanted to work overseas.
Building relationships, building scholars

Building relationships, building scholars

The intellectual life of the university was on display at the annual Student-Faculty Research Reception, where research teams presented their collaborative work.
Next of kin: the ethics of eating, capturing, and experimenting on great apes

Next of kin: the ethics of eating, capturing, and experimenting on great apes

Philosophy professor Erin McKenna and Lindsey Webb '08 received a research fellowship to examine the current crises faced by captive and free living apes.
Student, professor investigate untold story of WWII

Student, professor investigate untold story of WWII

A student-faculty research project in investigative journalist works to uncover the relatively unknown story behind the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway in 1942.
Killer instincts

Killer instincts

Freshman outside hitter Beth Hanna made a major impact on the volleyball program, obliter­ating a 12-year school record and snagging top Northwest conference honors. 
Fulbright awards scholarships to three alums

Fulbright awards scholarships to three alums

Ericka Hummel '08, Daniel Wilson '06 and Jennifer Henrichsen '07 all earned the prestigious award.
Gala marks a decade of Jazz Under the Stars

Gala marks a decade of Jazz Under the Stars

Jazz Under the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Museum of Glass July 8.
Graduate breaks new ground

Graduate breaks new ground

At PLU, Candice Hughes '08 shared her Trinidadian culture and discovered her passions.
Playing in the mud

Playing in the mud

Outfitted in waders, faculty members and alumni trudged into Clover Creek at the end of May. The group participated in an environmental studies workshop.
Developing athletes into leaders

Developing athletes into leaders

Student-athletes on the Student Athletic Advisory Council work to develop student leadership and connect athletic programs to the university.
Grads charged to be global citizens

Grads charged to be global citizens

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Candice Hughes came to PLU as a freshman in 2004, and is the first graduate of the university’s recent agreement program with the University of the West Indies.
Hughes encourages classmates to be global citizens

Hughes encourages classmates to be global citizens

Senior class speaker Candice Hughes, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, recounts her PLU experience and charges her classmates to be global citizens.
Barr reflects on her PLU education, work overseas

Barr reflects on her PLU education, work overseas

At Spring Commencement, keynote speaker Joyce Barr '76 praised her PLU education, discussed the rise of China and encouraged students to be leaders.
A walking tour from a graduating senior about her time at PLU

A walking tour from a graduating senior about her time at PLU

A walking tour from a graduating senior about her time at PLU.
Students participate in economics conference

Students participate in economics conference

At a regional conference, students learned about the inner workings of the Federal Reserve and participated in mock meetings.
University Center earns LEED silver

University Center earns LEED silver

PLU's $14-million renovation of the student center earned the building silver-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Alumna, graduate speak at commencement

Alumna, graduate speak at commencement

Senior class speaker Candice Hughes, a Trinidad and Tobago native, and alumna Joyce Barr, a career diplomat, address the Class of 2008 at Spring Commencement.
Regents recognize faculty, student leaders

Regents recognize faculty, student leaders

The board honored faculty Regency Advancement Award recipients and student leaders, as well as bid farewell to retiring regent Don Morken ’60.
The ‘holy cow’ moment

The ‘holy cow’ moment

PLU alumni recount the family decision to raise organic beef on their Walla Walla ranch. Beef from the ranch is served in the University Center.
Grant brings Earth science workshop to PLU

Grant brings Earth science workshop to PLU

Geosciences professor Jill Whitman and three colleagues received funding from the National Science Foundation to develop a workshop for local teachers.
Norwegian film takes top honors

Norwegian film takes top honors

At the second annual Hong International Film Fest, the film produced by the Norwegian language students won all five award categories.
Sustainability Fellows to tackle bikes, recycling

Sustainability Fellows to tackle bikes, recycling

Juniors Lauren Buchholz and Eric Pfaff were named the 2008-09 Sustainability Fellows. Buchholz is evaluating "Can the Can" and Pfaff is organizing a bike co-op.
Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

The Fair Trade and World Good store marks World Fair Trade Day with tea samples, eduational events, discounts and live music.
Grant supports environmental research

Grant supports environmental research

A $90,000 grant further strengthens the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program, providing funding for student-faculty research projects, faculty workshops and research retreats.
Two students killed in car accident

Two students killed in car accident

The PLU campus mourned students Jocelyn Denham and Brady Freeman. The two were killed in a car accident April 25.
One person can make a difference

One person can make a difference

Carl Wilkens recounted his experience in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He was the only American who stayed in the country through the ordeal.
AAUP president dicusses faculty leadership

AAUP president dicusses faculty leadership

Cary Nelson talked about his role as president of the American Association of University Professors, the challenges facing the association and why he visited PLU.
Growing season begins at community garden

Growing season begins at community garden

The PLU Community Garden marked the grand opening of its new and much larger plot April 20.
Poetic imagery celebrates Earth Day

Poetic imagery celebrates Earth Day

On Earth Day 2008, renowned poet Mary Oliver talked about her life as a writer and read from her work, a collection of poems spanning over 45 years.
A banner year for Q Club callers

A banner year for Q Club callers

The TelALutes raised nearly $300,000 for PLU's annual giving fund. It's a new record for the 10 student callers and three student supervisors.
Lutes find trip to New Orleans inspiring, shocking

Lutes find trip to New Orleans inspiring, shocking

On a spring break service trip, students find that life in the Big Easy is still anything but easy for the locals.
Relay for Life returns to PLU track

Relay for Life returns to PLU track

Lutes paint the campus purple at PLU's third annual Relay for Life, a fund raising event for the American Cancer Society.
Renowned poet to speak on Earth Day

Renowned poet to speak on Earth Day

Earth Day 2008 featured presentations, movies, a bike parade and a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver.
Education students teach internationally

Education students teach internationally

Nine education students began their student teaching experience at Namibian primary schools, and after six weeks, returned to campus to complete it at Tacoma schools.
Holocaust survivor shares his story

Holocaust survivor shares his story

At the 12th annual Raphael Lemkin banquet, Holocaust survivor Henry Friedman recounted his harrowing story and two student essayists were honored.
World expert addresses masculinity, violence

World expert addresses masculinity, violence

At PLU's first Men Against Violence conference, Sut Jhally used video clips to demonstrate how the media affects our perceptions of gender.
State association recognizes student

State association recognizes student

Amanda Montgomery, a student in PLU's Marriage and Family Therapy master's program, snagged top honors from the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Diverse music, dance styles mark Dance 2008

Diverse music, dance styles mark Dance 2008

Dance 2008 featured original choreography by students, faculty, alumni and a guest artist. The performance also marked director Maureen McGill's 30th year at PLU.
SOAC Week highlights creativity, tradition

SOAC Week highlights creativity, tradition

Speakers, seminars and performances celebrate communication, art, music and theater activities during the annual School of Arts and Communication Week.
Conference addresses men’s role in violence

Conference addresses men’s role in violence

National speakers and organizations examine men's role in ending violence against women at PLU's first ever Men Against Violence Program Conference.
MESA Day tests math and science skills

MESA Day tests math and science skills

At the annual MESA Day, 400 elementary, middle and high school students invaded campus and competed in math, science and engineering challenges.
Culinary Week features talents of master chef

Culinary Week features talents of master chef

Master chef Ken Arnone returns to campus for a week of interactive cooking sessions featuring Italian cuisine. PLU experts also showcase their food knowledge.
New dean of the School of Business named

New dean of the School of Business named

James L. Brock, the new dean of the School of Business, is an expert in marketing, management and organizational behavior.
Fighting violence with kindness

Fighting violence with kindness

A student-driven campaign called "1 to the 5th" seeks to build a strong campus community in an effort to proactively prevent violence.
Four PLU women honored at annual banquet

Four PLU women honored at annual banquet

The 12th annual Inspirational Women’s Banquet celebrated the accomplishments of PLU women, and highlighted four women who were described as mentors, role models and friends.
Civil War love letter inspires wind ensemble

Civil War love letter inspires wind ensemble

The University Wind Ensemble performed the West Coast premiere of "Banner of My Purpose," a composition based on a Maj. Sullivan Ballou's letter home.
Art software has applications across campus

Art software has applications across campus

The art department envisions a variety of uses for it's new 3-D digital modeling software, from modeling math equations and sculptures to designing sprinking systems.
Web redesign moves to initial implementation

Web redesign moves to initial implementation

Redesigned and rebuilt academic Web sites began to roll out in March, the first in a university-wide effort.
Vote for the first “Hebrew Idol”

Vote for the first “Hebrew Idol”

In another PLU twist “American Idol,” students are invited to vote on videos produced for the course “Religion and Literature of the Old Testament.”
Economist Arthur Laffer discusses U.S. economy

Economist Arthur Laffer discusses U.S. economy

Arthur Laffer, known as “the father of supply-side economics,” visited PLU to discuss the climate of recession and the tax stimulus packages.
Ham radio station improves preparedness

Ham radio station improves preparedness

Installing an amateur radio station on campus will enhance PLU's emergency preparedness. In some catastrophic events, the radios are the only means of communication.
Spring fair brings employers to campus

Spring fair brings employers to campus

The annual Career and Internship Fair brings employers to campus, making it easy for students to find jobs, internships and information about graduate programs.
Senior attends national seminar, gains insight

Senior attends national seminar, gains insight

Breanne Coats was among 19 students selected to attend a National Press Foundation seminar, where she received a journalist’s introduction to Washington, D.C.
English professor recieves prestigious award

English professor recieves prestigious award

Assistant Professor of English Rona Kaufman was named a recipient of a 2008 Graves Award in the Humanities.
Wang Center honors China Partners Network

Wang Center honors China Partners Network

The Wang Center recognized a group of health professionals dedicated to helping Chinese children with neuromuscular disorders with its 2008 Peace Builder Award.
Activist spotlights struggle of children, women

Activist spotlights struggle of children, women

At the Wang Center's 2008 symposium, keynote speaker Stephen Lewis discussed the global health issues facing the world, particularly Africa, today.
Dealing in historical coins is rare gift

Dealing in historical coins is rare gift

Todd Imhof '86 says he was fortunate to discover his passion for dealing in rare coins and working with astute collectors and investors.
MFA students earn top honors

MFA students earn top honors

Students in the MFA in creative writing program keep raking in the honors, as Amy Andrews, Elea Carey and Mark McCaig all win national competitions.
Global health: Why does it matter?

Global health: Why does it matter?

Science and medical reporter Tom Paulson '80 discusses the rise of global health as a cause, its fuzzy definition and the implications for the future.
New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection

New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection

Through her art, Constance Evans tries to inspire quiet reflection. Her exhibit in the University Gallery represented her journey to find the peace within.
Get ready, Relay for Life set for April

Get ready, Relay for Life set for April

Teams of students, faculty and staff gear up for PLU's third annual Relay for Life event. Let the fund raising begin!
Student perspective: The 2008 presidential campaign

Student perspective: The 2008 presidential campaign

Students Tamara Power-Drutis and Geoff Smock - a Democrat and a Republican, respectivley - share their experiences at recent political events in Washington.
Sojourners return to campus

Sojourners return to campus

One month and seven continents later, Lutes are welcomed back to campus and encouraged to share their experiences.
A rose is [not] a rose

A rose is [not] a rose

English professor Charles Bergman examines the "greening" of the international and U.S. rose trade, which has positivie outcomes on the environment and field workers.
Area leaders discuss fighting disease worldwide

Area leaders discuss fighting disease worldwide

The Wang Center's third symposium highlighted the work of non-governmental organizations searching for global solutions to control disease in developing nations.
Regents discuss accreditation, tuition, campaign

Regents discuss accreditation, tuition, campaign

The Board of Regents' winter meeting resulted in action on the new KPLU building and tuition, along with discussion about capital projects and the campaign.
Conference unites art and religion

Conference unites art and religion

Artists, musicians and scholars will discuss how the visual arts promote justice and peace.
Alum to address changing face of global health

Alum to address changing face of global health

Epidemiologist William Foege '57 is among those slated to speak at the Wang Center's symposium.
South Sound colleges lead way to green future

South Sound colleges lead way to green future

Tacoma's first summit to promote sustainability focuses on action by local universities.
Sophomore crowned new PLU Idol

Sophomore crowned new PLU Idol

Kingsley Kalohelani said the best thing he did when he arrived at PLU was getting involved, including trying out for PLU Idol.
New nursing labs raise the bar

New nursing labs raise the bar

The new Learning Resource Center Complex features redesigned and upgraded labs.
Activist fights against poverty and disease

Activist fights against poverty and disease

Stephen Lewis is the keynote speaker for the Wang Center's symposium on global health.
Ambassadors spotlight climate change

Ambassadors spotlight climate change

Nearly 20 students are devising ways to motivate others to act against climate change.
Cunningham’s life of service honored

Cunningham’s life of service honored

At last week's MLK Day festivities, Melannie Cunningham was honored by the City of Tacoma.
First year students reflect on 'big questions'

First year students reflect on 'big questions'

Students ponder their identity, purpose and vocation at the annual EXPLORE! retreat.
PLU archaeologist uncovers Egypt’s secrets

PLU archaeologist uncovers Egypt’s secrets

The PLU Valley of the Kings Project completes its seventh field season in Egypt.
T-shirts make a splash in Brazil

T-shirts make a splash in Brazil

Matching T-shirts make Lutes studying in Brazil stand out, sparking conversations with locals.
APO, Vpstart Crow support student directors

APO, Vpstart Crow support student directors

Two campus organizations give theater students more opportunities to participate and perform.
East Campus holiday event successful

East Campus holiday event successful

Needy families touched by donations from PLU faculty and staff and community organizations.
Blog depicts people, places on seven continents

Blog depicts people, places on seven continents

Lutes studying off-campus this J-Term post their thoughts and impressions to the Sojourner blog.
UC, Morken powered by wind turbines

UC, Morken powered by wind turbines

Nearly 20 percent of the university's energy is now being purchased from renewable sources.
Bob Dylan, odd instruments inspire Reid

Bob Dylan, odd instruments inspire Reid

His mother's artistic talent influenced music professor Clement Reid's love of music.
Senior studying in Tanzania discovers self

Senior studying in Tanzania discovers self

While living abroad, Lindsey Webb grew stronger in her convictions and found new passions.
Transfer students enrich campus

Transfer students enrich campus

The unique experiences of transfer students makes the campus community stronger.
New director joins Campus Safety

New director joins Campus Safety

Welcome Tony Berger and bid farewell to Jesus Villahermosa at a reception on Wednesday.
Global focus nets Fulbrights

Global focus nets Fulbrights

PLU was named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. Since 1975, nearly 80 students have studied abroad through the prestigious fellowship program.
New device will probe the world of the atom

New device will probe the world of the atom

Chemistry dept. will soon own a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. That's NMRS to you.
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