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DCHAT Podcast: PLU Dean of Humanities Kevin O’Brien answers alumni questions

TACOMA, WASH. (December 8, 2016)- The third episode of Pacific Lutheran University’s DCHAT podcast features a discussion with Kevin O’Brien, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Dean of the Division of Humanities. O’Brien teaches courses in Christian ecological ethics, religion and environment. His research focuses on the interconnections between religious faith

PLU to Host Events Throughout Holiday Season

TACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 24, 2016)- It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at Pacific Lutheran University. Throughout its history, PLU has developed numerous holiday pastimes that honor a variety of traditions, cultures and forms of joyful expression. UPCOMING EVENTS Celebration of Light  Nov. 30 | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Lute catches ‘activism bug,’ gains confidence in political arena

By Brooke Thames ’18PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 2, 2016)- Pacific Lutheran University junior Austin Beiermann struggled to find confidence as a political activist. Beiermann’s sense of political engagement heightened after Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for president. As the election cycle progressed, he began attending monthly dinners hosted

DCHAT Podcast: PLU School of Business Dean Chung-Shing Lee answers alumni questions

TACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 17, 2016)- The second episode of Pacific Lutheran University’s DCHAT podcast features a discussion with Chung-Shing Lee, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management and dean of the PLU School of Business. An award-winning educator and accomplished researcher, Dr. Lee was named dean of the PLU School of Business

PLU student recounts election-night experience in TV newsroom

By Lucas Schaumberg ’17Contributing writerTACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 17, 2016)- Editor’s note: A group of Pacific Lutheran University students volunteered in a TV newsroom on election night, as they have for every election in newsrooms across the region since the early 2000s. Here is a first-hand, real-time account from one of

PLU professor participates in Think & Drink event that engages community in tough dialogue about racial divides

By Kari Plog ’11PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 10, 2016)- When discussing race in America, Teresa Ciabattari, Ph.D., says there are a lot of reasons to talk about white privilege. But the main reason is pretty simple.“It’s just the right thing to do,” she said. “It’s not all about

PLU Choral Union concert an opportunity to move “Beyond Walls”

By Zach Powers ’10PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 10, 2016)- On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union, which is comprised of alumni of the PLU choral program, will be performing “Beyond Walls,“ a program consisting of music and texts dedicated to peace and reconciliation.PLU Director of

PLU creates space for listening, offers support for Lutes seeking meaning and healing amid 2016 election results

By Kari Plog ’11PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 9, 2016)- Silence blanketed the Ness Family Chapel during Wednesday’s service. Thomas W. Krise, president of Pacific Lutheran University, told students, faculty and staff — some with tears in their eyes — that now is a time to reflect on where