Division of Marketing & Communications

11 PLU Students Attend Amazon’s First Annual PNW Career Day

So I took a shot in the dark and applied to Amazon’s first annual Pacific Northwest Career Day Conference through PLU’s very own Career Connections. I sent in my resume and explained why I wanted to attend. At the beginning of February, Kate Schneider, PLU Director of Employer Relations, emailed me saying I was one of the students selected to…

MediaLab Documentary “Waste Not” Receives More Awards

Waste Not, which focuses on global food waste and hunger, received second place in the long-form video category in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Competition, and also earned the Rising Star Award in the Canada International Film Festival. Senior Producer Amanda Brasgalla ’15 is grateful for the recognition the film is receiving. “It’s an international competition,…

Applications Open for Paid Sustainability Fellowships at PLU

The Fellowship, which has been selecting students since 2006, is open to students from any discipline. It is an opportunity for students to research, examine and propose strategies that could strengthen sustainability efforts and practices on PLU’s campus. Amy Scott ’15 is a Political Science major and a 2014-15 Fellow. She is working on a mapping project in which she…

PLU’s 2015 Peace Scholars Named

“Taylor and Ellie distinguished themselves as two who bring experience and insight to the study of peace and who already have given much thought to how being a Peace Scholar opens up new possibilities in their academic study and life and work after graduation,” said Claudia Berguson, Peace Scholar coordinator and associate professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Area Studies. Claudia…

PLU Seniors Present Research at World’s Largest Math Conference

JMM, put on by the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society, is the largest mathematics meeting in the world. The research Olafson and Van Alstine presented, on changing the base of numbers, was conducted over the summer with PLU Assistant Professor of Mathematics Tom Edgar. Edgar says that numbers we know are “usually easy” to understand because…

Communities In Schools of Key Peninsula Led by Lutes

In partnership with public schools facing the greatest dropout challenges, CIS chapters work to generate and coordinate resources and volunteers on behalf of public schools to help struggling students get back on track. CIS of Key Peninsula is led by two Pacific Lutheran University alumnae: Executive Director Colleen Speer ’85 and Program Director Laurel Shultz ‘91. “Our mission is to…

Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz at PLU: Video and Photos

Watch Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz’s riveting talk on sexual assault, “From Victim to Survivor to Leader,” which she delivered to a rapt audience at Pacific Lutheran University on Feb. 17. FlorCruz publicly shared her own story of sexual assault for the first time; she also presented effective tips for preventing sexual assault, and for supporting its victims, in the military…

PLU’s New Lancelute Mascot Premieres, Reignites Spirit

Under the new plush exterior, Lancelute has a student underneath it who drives this energy. While his secret identity cannot be revealed, his thoughts can.  The new Lancelute. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) “Being inside the mask itself is a whole new world,” Lancelute said. “You can see everyone, but no one can see you. I just got really into it, into…

Recyclemania is Back—and PLU is Already in the Top 10

Over an eight-week period, colleges in the U.S. and Canada participating in Recyclemania report how much trash and recycling are collected each week on campus. Colleges are then put into categories based on how much landfill is generated per capita, which schools have the best recycling rate and which schools have the least garbage and recycling. Recyclemania began at PLU…

PLU Recognized as a Nationwide Top Producer of Fulbright Students for 2014-15

PLU ranked fourth on The Chronicle’s list of master’s institutions. Of PLU’s 11 2014-15 applicants, five Lutes were accepted into the Fulbright program—2014 graduates Brianna Walling, Lillian Ferraz and Thomas Flanagan and alumni Natalie Burton ’13 and Ted Charles ’12—bringing PLU’s total number of Fulbrights since 1975 to 100. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program was…