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Student Organizes April 24 Salary-Negotiation Workshop to Combat Gender Wage Gap

What: $mart $tart salary negotiation workshop. When: 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 24. Where: Anderson University Center 201. Admission: Free and open to all students. Refreshments provided. To register: Click here. For more information: Contact Nellie Moran at moranhc@plu.edu. Helen “Nellie” Moran ’15 (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) Pacific Lutheran University student Helen “Nellie” Moran ’15 finds that frustrating—and, in typical Lute fashion, decided…

PLU Billboards are Back—and Bigger Than Ever

We made such a big impression, in fact, we’re doing it again. PLU’s first outdoor campaign launched in September with a paid, eight-week campaign along the I-5 corridor from Olympia to Seattle featuring Six Word Stories submitted by students, alumni, faculty and staff, and pro bono public-service billboards featuring the Diversity Center’s My Language, My Choice posters. “The pro bono…

PLU Associate Professor Daniel Heath Earns National Mathematics Honor

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) is one of two major U.S. mathematics organizations and one of the largest in the world. MAA emphasizes teaching, professional development and expository writing, and its Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, established in 1976, is given to authors of expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine. Up to two of these awards are given annually. “Mathematics…

PLU Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation and Princeton Review Guide for Commitment to Sustainability

“PLU has long been recognized as a leader in defining the work of sustainability in higher education,” said PLU Sustainability Lead Nick Lorax. “It is our privilege and our challenge to discern how we translate our leadership into action on campus and beyond.” Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor…

PLU’s MediaLab Premieres Latest Award-Winning Documentary on Campus April 23

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. In producing the documentary, three MediaLab students, all Communication majors, spent more than a year exploring the topic of food waste and its many implications, and their hard work has been rewarded: Waste Not has received several national and international recognitions, including a 2015 first-place nomination from the National…

Professor Charles Bergman’s PLU ‘Swan Song’ is a Talk About Penguins

From climbing into wolf dens in Alaska, to releasing parrots into the wild with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall, to going undercover to bust illegal wildlife smugglers, Bergman is chockful of captivating stories. On Wednesday, April 15, Bergman will share some of those in a talk titled “Talking to Penguins.” “I want to tell a story about a conversation I…

Lute’s Company Leads the Way on New Panama Canal Project

Alan Krause ’76 Alan Krause ’76 is chairman and chief executive officer of MWH Global, an engineering firm that, according to its website, “manage[s] water purity and availability in a sustainable fashion for the health, livelihood and security of people worldwide.” One of its biggest projects is designing and providing construction management on the third set of locks for the…

PLU’s Black Student Union Holds ‘Die-In’ To Show Solidarity

All members of the Pacific Lutheran University community are invited to attend—and lie down, as if dead—in response to  lives lost as a result of police brutality. Shelondra Harris ’17, vice president of Black Student Union, said this event is a response to events leading up to and following the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. “The death of Mike Brown was…