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Hands-on conservation program launched by PLU’s military outreach director helps connect students to the earth

Michael Farnum started a unique land conservation program that any student can get involved with, create connections and see a project from start to finish. “My favorite part of this has been connecting people to the environment,” he said. “I love the plants, species and sharing all of those things.”

PLU works with local Habitat for Humanity to build lasting partnership, sustainable community, homes for people in need

To start, CCES raised a $10,000 grant to support the build of a home in the Woods development. Once the money was raised, about 250 PLU students traveled to the Woods to assist with the build. Students contributed to tasks such as construction, writing messages on the steps of the home and attending the dedication ceremony.

PLU faculty member and acclaimed filmmaker were friends as teens in Mexico City, will reunite for screening of “Güeros”

PLU Visiting Assistant Professor of English Christian Gerzso was able to schedule the Washington state premiere of "Güeros" in large part because he and director Alonso Ruizpalacios were friends as teenagers growing up in Mexico City. Ruizpalacios will visit PLU for the screening and will discuss the film with attendees.

Students create Munch-inspired art in conjunction with PLU-sponsored exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum

Munch, a Norwegian artist, is best known for the famous painting “The Scream,” but much of his art encompasses the same approach. The artist focused on love, relationships, anxiety and other deeply emotional themes that resonate in the names of the pieces, in addition to the art itself: Lovers at the Seaside, Alpha’s Despair, Separation II, Angst, Two Human Beings:…

PLU community members raise funds and awareness at Relay For Life

TACOMA, Wash. (April. 12, 2016)— On April 15 Pacific Lutheran University students, faculty members and staff will come together for Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. Now known as the world’s largest, most impactful cancer-fighting fundraising event, Relay For Life was started in Tacoma in 1985. In 2016, more than 5,000 community-based Relay For Life events will be…

PLU sponsors “Edvard Munch and the Sea” at the Tacoma Art Museum

TACOMA, WASH. (April 6, 2016)- Travel from the shores of Puget Sound to the fjords of Norway with the exhibition Edvard Munch and the Sea, on view exclusively at Tacoma Art Museum April 9 through July 17, 2016. This is your opportunity to dive deep into Munch’s powerful works, rarely exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, with 26 of his exceptional…