Division of Marketing & Communications

PLU Hosts Free Resource Summit for Veterans Communitywide

Event Details What: PLU’s Veterans Resource Summit. When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Where: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Building, on the PLU campus. By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 24, 2014)—Pacific Lutheran University is holding a free public Veterans Resource Summit on Dec. 6 designed to connect veterans communitywide with local…

‘Operation Thanksgiving Dinner’

The JBLM soldiers, from all over the world, still are awaiting processing and assignments from the base’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company—leaving them, in a sense, “homeless” for the holiday. “Invariably around this time of year, about 100 soldiers, most or all of them brand new and right out of basic training, don’t make it through in-processing and are therefore stuck…

PLU Debaters Make History at Linfield Tournament

PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 20, 2014)—Members of Pacific Lutheran University’s Forensics team argued their way into the history books at Linfield College last weekend by winning the most single-tournament world’s style debate awards in the program’s history. Senior division debate duo Angie Tinker and Brendan Stanton earned first place in the preliminary rounds and received a finalist…

Former PLU Professor’s Legacy Lives On

The Rev. Richard Tietjen stands in front of a piece of artwork by former PLU Professor Ernst Schwidder. Schwidder’s art is found all across the country, including in PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo: John Struzenberg ’16) The Ernst Schwidder Project Chronicles and Preserves Art That Enhanced Worship By Taylor Lunka ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications…

Lutes See The World During J-Term

Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Environmental Studies Claire Todd on an earlier research trip to Antarctica. By Brenna Sussman ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 14, 2014)—This January, while the temperatures drop and the rain falls in Tacoma, Pacific Lutheran University students will disperse all over the globe for education, culture and the adventure of a…

PLU Event Shows Solidarity For 43 Missing Student Teachers

PLU Event Shows Solidarity For 43 Missing Student Teachers ‘PLU for Ayotzinapa: The High Stakes of Educating in Violent Times’ Scheduled for Nov. 14 By Sandy Deneau Dunham
PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 13, 2014)—Pacific Lutheran University faculty members and students have organized a binational evening of solidarity for the 43 student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, who disappeared…

The Warm-up to Winterfest

By Brenna Sussman ’15 
PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 11, 2014)—Join Pacific Lutheran University and the Parkland-Spanaway community for the 2014 Winterfest, which brings together low-income families in the community and connects them with holiday gifts and basic resources. Located at PLU’s East Campus, Winterfest includes children’s festivities such as face painting, crafts, refreshments and a…

Psychology Department’s Colloquium Series Brings Prominent Scholars to PLU

Psychology Department’s Colloquium Series Brings Prominent Scholars to PLU By Brenna Sussman ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 11, 2014)— As part of its prestigious Colloquium Series, PLU’s Department of Psychology hosts about six guest speakers a year—and each allows audiences to learn about different parts of the field and build important collaborations. “The Colloquium series…

The Choir of the West:
 PLU’s Premier Choral Ensemble Keeps Particularly Busy

By Shunying Wang ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 7, 2014)—It’s an especially busy—and newsy—year for PLU’s renowned Choir of the West, including the return of Dr. Richard Nance, Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the choir, who’s back from a yearlong sabbatical. During his leave, Nance focused on trips to four Northern European countries…

PLU’€™s Visiting Writer Series Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Taylor Lunka ’15
 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, Wash. (Nov. 7, 2014)—In 2005, two new professors in the Pacific Lutheran University English Department came up with an idea for the Visiting Writer Series (VWS). This year, the series celebrates its 10-year anniversary—with a dedicated budget from the Provost’s office and a group of new writers coming to…