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PLU Dedicates New Baseball Press Box to Jim Kittilsby ’60 on May 3

So when Pacific Lutheran University dedicates its new baseball-field press box to Kittilsby on May 3, he’s pretty sure he is not being honored for his athletic prowess. Jim Kittilsby ’60 “I’m humbled and elated and extremely honored to be recognized,” Kittilsby said. “But it’s got to be for my behind-the-scenes work, if anything, because I certainly wouldn’t be recognized…

Take Back the Night on April 30

The event offers a chance to learn about ending sexual violence and to speak up and voice concerns, stories and purpose. The event begins with a rally. Speakers include Diversity Center Director Angie Hambrick, Foss/Pfleuger Resident Director Ángel Gonzalez and D’Ajah Johnson ’17, who all will offer perspectives on why ending sexual violence is vital. Radical cheerleading follows the rally—students…

PLU Marketing Students Win Business Competition Track

The winning team—Taylor Gonzales, Kevin McKay, Kayla Evans, Lindsey Campbell and Austen Wilson—is mapping a marketing plan for the international microfinance nonprofit EnVia as part of Mark Mulder’s BUSA 468 Marketing Management course. The winning team, Sol, is developing and researching a possible brand extension with consumers; other teams in Mulder’s course are conceptualizing and researching EnVia concepts and brand…

PLU Presents Service Awards to Students, Staff and Community

Individual scholarships ranged from $250 to $1,000. “The scholarships here don’t come close monetarily to justify the amazing work that you are doing,” Joel Zylstra, director of PLU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service, told the recipients. “It is a small gesture of appreciation and a reminder to keep doing what you are doing and to stay engaged in learning…

PLU Jazz Day in Seattle May 3

On Sunday, May 3rd PLU faculty and student jazz musicians will pilgrimage to the Emerald City to showcase their chops at Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle’s Belltown district.

Student Organizes April 24 Salary-Negotiation Workshop to Combat Gender Wage Gap

What: $mart $tart salary negotiation workshop. When: 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 24. Where: Anderson University Center 201. Admission: Free and open to all students. Refreshments provided. To register: Click here. For more information: Contact Nellie Moran at moranhc@plu.edu. Helen “Nellie” Moran ’15 (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) Pacific Lutheran University student Helen “Nellie” Moran ’15 finds that frustrating—and, in typical Lute fashion, decided…

PLU Billboards are Back—and Bigger Than Ever

We made such a big impression, in fact, we’re doing it again. PLU’s first outdoor campaign launched in September with a paid, eight-week campaign along the I-5 corridor from Olympia to Seattle featuring Six Word Stories submitted by students, alumni, faculty and staff, and pro bono public-service billboards featuring the Diversity Center’s My Language, My Choice posters. “The pro bono…

PLU Associate Professor Daniel Heath Earns National Mathematics Honor

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is one of two major U.S. mathematics organizations and one of the largest in the world. MAA emphasizes teaching, professional development and expository writing, and its Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, established in 1976, is given to authors of expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine. Up to two of these awards are given annually. “Mathematics…

PLU Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation and Princeton Review Guide for Commitment to Sustainability

“PLU has long been recognized as a leader in defining the work of sustainability in higher education,” said PLU Sustainability Lead Nick Lorax. “It is our privilege and our challenge to discern how we translate our leadership into action on campus and beyond.” Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor…