Division of Marketing & Communications

National Labor Relations Board Issues Ruling on Petition Filed by PLU and SEIU

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling that affects two significant aspects of case law pertaining to collective bargaining with faculty members at private, religiously affiliated colleges and universities.  The NLRB reviewed the standard it applies in accordance with the Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago regarding when the NLRB has jurisdiction over faculty members…

Recent PLU Graduates on their Careers, Convictions & Passion for Health Care

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 21, 2014)—All over the world, Pacific Lutheran University alumni are serving in a wide variety of roles in hospitals, clinics, research centers and public-health agencies, sharing a steadfast commitment of delivering world-class medical care, treatment and counseling. We recently caught up with four recent PLU graduates who are making an impact in…

PLU Puts Its Own Face on National Campaign: It’s On Us to Stop Sexual Assault

By Taylor Lunka ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 17, 2014)—On Sept. 19, President Barack Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden in launching the It’s On Us campaign—to keep men and women safe by putting an end to sexual assault on college campuses across the nation. When the Lutes at the Women’s Center at Pacific Lutheran…

MFT Faculty Member and Student Recognized with Statewide Awards

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 12, 2014)—Pacific Lutheran University Assistant Professor Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson and student Sunita Benning-Cho ’15 have been honored with awards from the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Wilson received the Educator of the Year award, which honors a faculty member who demonstrates creative and innovative teaching abilities, fosters and maintains…

Multicultural Christmas Events on Campus Throughout December

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 10, 2014) — Since our founding 124 years ago by Scandinavian Lutheran immigrants, Pacific Lutheran University has enthusiastically celebrated the Christmas season. The final two weeks of the fall semester are full of on-campus events celebrating Yuletide music, food and heritage as well as the advent season. Passion Play Dec.…

Sunny, Fuzzy, Pre-Finals Friends

PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 8, 2014)—To spread cheer and relieve stress before Finals Week, Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University and the PLU Counseling Center partnered with volunteer organizations, including Therapy Dogs International, to bring certified therapy animals to campus on Dec. 12. The therapy-pet program was a huge hit, with unconditionally loving puppies and (perhaps slightly…

“Yes Means Yes”: A New Standard of Consent (Listen to the Full Lecture Below.)

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 8, 2014)—On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Pacific Lutheran University students, staff and faculty gathered in the Anderson University Center for the latest installment of Sex +, a yearlong campus series addressing the growing need for positive conversations concerning sex, gender and sexuality. (Listen to the full lecture below.) PLU Assistant Professor…

PLU Community Gathers for #BlackLivesMatter Forum

A forum at PLU on Dec. 4 called #BlackLivesMatter addressed issues surrounding the deaths of African Americans by police. The forum, attended by more than 250 students and members of PLU faculty, staff and community, was sponsored by the Diversity Center, the Women’s Center and the Center for Community Engagement and Service and was held in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.…

Into The Wild: Acclaimed Nature Photographer Josh Miller ’01 Started at PLU’s ‘Mooring Mast’

Photographer Josh Miller ’01 stands with a camera in Death Valley. (Photo courtesy of Josh Miller) By Shunying Wang ’15 PLU Marketing & Communication Student Worker TACOMA, Wash.—(Dec. 5, 2014)—Nature photographer Josh Miller ’01 has had his work featured by numerous national publications and businesses, including National Geographic, Shutterbug Magazine, Sierra Heritage Magazine and Microsoft. In addition to his work…