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2016-17 Spotlight Series: Re•forming

By Zach Powers ’10PLU Marketing & CommunicationsIn recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran reformation, throughout the 2016-17 academic year a wide range of academic, community and artistic events at Pacific Lutheran University will address questions and concepts relating to Re•forming.UPCOMING EVENTSFall Forum on Sexual Assault and Violence Sept.

PLU’s Whiteneck and Smith Global Peacebuilding Award helps Lutes independently work abroad on humanitarian efforts

Students who pursue majors or minors in a social science discipline or global studies — or those who are International Honors students — are eligible for the Global Peacebuilding Award. The program provides funding for overseas internships or service projects, as well as domestic programs with an international focus. The...

ELCA Network of Colleges and Universities condemn bigotry, hatred targeted at Bethany College president, community

The 26 member institutions of the ELCA Network of Colleges and Universities condemn the racist attacks and threats of violence made against the president and members of the Bethany College community,” the statement reads. “Such behavior is antithetical to both Christian and American values. All people of good will should...

PLU program equips student leaders to be active bystanders on campus and beyond

The Lutes as Active Bystanders program provides ongoing training each year to empower students to stand up for their peers. The program teaches student leaders how to intervene in problematic situations — from sexual assault, stalking and partner violence, to microaggressions and racist jokes. Alcohol consumption and hazing also constitute...

ASPLU president Ellie Lapp on student government, research and preparing for life after graduation

An anthropology and global studies double major from Kalispell, Montana, Ellie Lapp ’17 is passionate about a wide variety of social justice issues. She’s hopeful that her tenure as president of Associate Students of Pacific Lutheran University (ASPLU) will be remembered for bringing students, staff and faculty members together for...

PLU’s provost plans to improve faculty diversity, visibility and accessibility of campus research

“A diverse campus community is inextricably linked to academic excellence,” Brown said during a speech at the annual Fall Faculty Conference. “It provides a richer intellectual environment, better preparing all our students to live, work and serve others in an increasingly global and multicultural society.”