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DCHAT Podcast: A Discussion with new PLU Interim Dean of Education and Kinesiology Terry Bergeson

TACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 26, 2016)- The inaugural episode of Pacific Lutheran University’s DCHAT podcast features a discussion with Terry Bergeson, the new interim dean of the PLU School of Education and Kinesiology. DCHAT is a new interview-based podcast featuring PLU academic deans and highlighted by questions submitted by PLU alumni. Fall

Students plan to build upon archaeological research following museum partnership, summer dig in Roche Harbor

A group of Pacific Lutheran University students ventured into the woods as part of an archaeology field method workshop, facilitated through the Seattle-based Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Amanda Taylor, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, runs PLU’s side of the project and leads students in the research component...

Newest MediaLab documentary film, set to premiere Nov. 12, warns PLU community and beyond about troubled waters

“More than half of our rivers and important waterways in the United States are highly polluted,” Lovrovich said, “and in most instances, it’s people that have caused these problems. We need to start taking responsibility for our actions.” “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers” marks the 13th documentary film produced...

Scholars gather at PLU for International Transformative Learning Conference

By Zach Powers ’10PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 19, 2016)- Hosted by the Pacific Lutheran University Transformative Learning Club and Associate Professor of Communication Amanda Feller, the XII International Transformative Learning Conference is Oct. 20-23 at PLU.Devoted to embracing and engaging difficulties and challenges through learning, the conference is

A thousand-plus Lutes across generations join on campus to get a ‘Taste of Home’ for annual Homecoming celebration

By Matthew Salzano ’18PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 19, 2016)- With thousands of Lutes — whether current students, alumni, family or friends — on campus for Homecoming this weekend, it was difficult to find a corner of campus unoccupied by the joy of being at Pacific Lutheran University.The PLU

Grit City All-Access: PLU’s new TIES program to immerse students in the City of Destiny

By Matthew Salzano ‘18PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, Wash (October 17, 2016) – Pacific Lutheran University prides itself on global education—it was the first university with a Study Away student on every continent at once, and nearly 50 percent of students study away, compared to the national average of 10 percent—but

PLU professor composes music for ‘timeless’ Chinese opera featuring student and faculty performers, libretto by Zhang Er

By Matthew Salzano ’18PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (Oct. 20, 2016)- In the opera titled “Fiery Jade — Cai Yan,” the ancient story of Chinese poet Cai Yan proves an excellent example of diverse perspectives and student-faculty collaboration.The opera’s first production runs Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20