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PLU Faculty Member Named to Nationwide ‘40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire’ List

The 40 professors were chosen based on their ability to captivate and engage students in the classroom, their outstanding involvement on campus and in the community, and their overwhelming passion for their subject matter. Nominations were collected through student, alumni and faculty recommendations following an open call to several hundred colleges and universities across the country. Luther was nominated by…

Lifeguard Lutes Save Another Lute’s Life

On Jan. 28, Anna Volk ’16 and Gray Endicott ’15 saved the life of retired Pacific Lutheran University staff member John Neary. Neary had participated in AM Public Lap swims in the PLU pool at least three days a week for about 30 years— most lifeguards knew him by name. Volk greeted Neary as he came in at approximately 8…

PLU’s New Greenhouse is Growing Into Something Amazing

The 1,700-square-foot, stand-alone Carol Sheffels Quigg Greenhouse is expected to open early to mid-August, with a formal dedication in September 2015. “It’s going to be a wonderful addition to the biology program at PLU by having a facility now that can showcase not only a plant collection but also give students the best place to be able to carry out…

Cultural/Environmental Expert Returns to Campus for Earth Day Lecture

Finney’s lecture, “This Patch of Soil: Race, Nature and Stories of Future Belonging,” is about how the discussion of environmental and racial issues is grounded in the experience of a particular place. Dr. Kevin O’Brien, chair of the Environmental Studies program, says he expects Finney to also talk about: how the relationship between race and nature have been defined in…

Pick Your Favorite Film for PLU Hebrew Idol 2015

PLU Hebrew Idol is a film competition between students of Associate Professor of Religion Antonios Finitsis. Everyone who enrolls in Finitsis’ Religion 211 course, Religion and Literature of the Hebrew Bible, is required to select a passage from the Hebrew Bible and demonstrate its importance by re-creating the passage in a contemporary manner. “What I’m doing differently is, instead of…

Study Away Fair Presents Global-Education Opportunities
—Including a Caribbean Class With President Krise

At the event in the Anderson University Center Regency Room, PLU faculty, staff and students hosted and toured tables featuring displays on upcoming travel opportunities, including a 2016 January-Term trip to the Caribbean hosted by PLU President Thomas W. Krise and Nancy Albers-Miller, Dean of the School of Business . The course takes place over 22 days with stops including…

The PLU Pod: Professors Amy Young & Maria Chavez Talk TEDx Tacoma and More

The first episode of our new podcast, ``The PLU Pod.`` Associate Professor of Communication Amy Young and Associate Professor of Political Science Maria Chavez talk with Media & Content Manager Zach Powers about their upcoming TEDx Tacoma talks, their research, the most recent books and films they've enjoyed, and much more! Stay tuned for more episodes of the ``The PLU…

PLU Holds Inaugural Day of Vocation on April 8

Technically, that probably makes PLU a “vocational” institution—but the phrase takes on quite a different meaning here. At PLU, vocation is an embodiment of the course a person’s life takes as he or she seeks meaning and purpose—in learning, in work and in life. And now, on April 8, PLU’s Wild Hope Center for Vocation will hold its inaugural Day…