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PLU climbs to 15th in national ranking of Best Master’s Universities

By Zach Powers ’10PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTacoma, WASH. (August 29, 2016) — Washington Monthly’s annual college guide ranks Pacific Lutheran University 15th nationally on its list of “Best Master’s Universities,” according to a report published Monday. It also ranked PLU the 72nd “Best Bang for the Buck” institution among western

PLU faculty members discuss Pokémon, the presidential election, parenting and the meaning of “civility”

The eighth episode of “Open to Interpretation” features a discussion of the word “civility” among host and Communication and Theatre Department Chair Amy Young, Assistant Professor of Politics and Government Kaitlyn Sill and Marriage and Family Therapy Department Chair David Ward.

PLU named the leading distributor of creative arts scholarships among West Coast colleges

By Zach Powers ’10PLU Marketing & CommunicationsTACOMA, WASH. (July 25, 2016) – Pacific Lutheran University was named one of the top colleges in the country for awarding creative arts scholarships by LendEDU. PLU ranked 22nd on the list, credited with distributing more than $1.4 million in creative arts scholarships in 2015. It was the

PLU School of Nursing program earns $350,000 grant to continue commitment to helping underserved communities

The money comes in the form of an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) grant for the 2016-17 academic year, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It will cover tuition and living stipends for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Former State Superintendent joins PLU as interim dean of the School of Education and Kinesiology

Terry Bergeson, Ph.D., has joined Pacific Lutheran University as interim dean of the School of Education & Kinesiology. Bergeson has extensive experience in state education, having served as Washington state superintendent of public instruction from 1997 to 2009, and as executive director of the Washington Commission on Student Learning from...