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‘The Monologues’ at PLU: Students reimagine famous Eve Ensler play in their own words

The decision to reinvent the show at PLU was a collaborative effort between student directors and Jennifer Smith, director of the Women’s Center. By incorporating students’ stories into the show, the cast and crew hope to broaden perspectives presented in the play. All of the student-written monologues will touch upon issues that affect female Lutes in their everyday lives, such…

Students from PLU and Tacoma’s Lincoln High School work together to fight racism

The January Term history class “Fighting Racism in the United States 1896-2016” paired PLU students and teaching assistants with a self-selected group of students from Lincoln grades 9-12. The workshop-like course challenged them all to critically think about daily experiences with institutionalized racism and how to effectively confront those experiences.

Ed Hrivnak ‘96: Firefighter, Flight Nurse, Veteran

Ed Hrivnak graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  His decorated career as a public servant included 20 years in the armed forces where he served as the Crew Director of a medical-evacuation team. A veteran of the first Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hrivnak, who retired as a Captain, also participated…

Thought Leaders From All Over the World Gather at PLU for Symposium on “Resilience”

Officially titled The Countenance of Hope: Towards an Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Understanding of Resilience, the international symposium will offer two days and evenings of keynote and panel presentations. Through presentations by professionals, authors, academics and hands-on practitioners, the international symposium is designed to stimulate serious thinking on a single global challenge. All sessions are free and open to the public.…

Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington Agree to Extend Deadline for Completion of a Definitive Agreement for the purchase of KPLU

PLU and the UW have agreed to extend the deadline for completion of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) for KUOW to acquire KPLU to January 29, 2016, so that the due diligence review can be concluded.  Additionally, the two universities have agreed to allow a community group time to launch a fundraising effort for a competing offer. The alternative community buyer will be…

PLU Graduate Nursing Student Awarded Prestigious Armed Forces Scholarship

Sylvia May ’18, a doctoral student at Pacific Lutheran University, was one of just eight students in the country to be awarded the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship in 2015. The prestigious scholarship will cover her tuition, books and other fees at PLU and she will also be provided with a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Professor of Education Kent Gerlach Retiring After Award-Winning Career

“More than ever before, children need to see adults working well together,” Gerlach writes in his book Let’s Team Up! “This comes from respecting and recognizing each other.” Paraeducators are school employees who work under the supervision of teachers, and their jobs are usually instructional. One big reason for the recent resurgence of paraeducators, as Gerlach writes, is “that more…