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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…

Education Career Fair Brings Major Employers to Campus—and Results in Immediate Jobs

On March 17, 18 school districts from around the state and 10 nondistrict organizations came to the Education Career Fair at PLU, coordinated by Career Connections, suggesting the hiring numbers will stay high for this year, too. At the fair, employers offered PLU students on-the-spot interviews, full-time positions and letters of intent for next year. Already, several PLU students have…

Victory! Student-Athletes Notch 125 Wins for PLU’s 125th Year

It took one 6-1 baseball game on March 31 against crosstown rival University of Puget Sound to notch the 125th win, but it took a village of Lutes to rack up 125 total athletic victories for 2014-15—which was exactly the point. And now it’s time to high-five all 125: PLU will celebrate in Centennial Square with music and cupcakes from 10:30…

PLU MediaLab Student Wins International Design Award

Cox, a senior Graphic Design major with an Art History and Publishing and Printing Arts minor, has been a graphic designer for MediaLab since 2012. The award makes Cox’s branding for the documentary Waste Not second worldwide in the “Campaigns-Nonprofit/Public Affairs” category. The film, which premiered in Fall 2014, explores global food waste. “I worked on the graphics for the…

Center for Media Studies to Offer New Creative Media Course in Fall ’15

Through the Center for Media Studies (CMS), launched last September and housed within PLU’s School of Arts and Communication, special-topics courses in film, television and creative media will be offered beginning in Fall 2015. The first new class, Creative Media-COMA 387, will be a 2-credit, full-semester course—open to any major—when registration opens April 13 for Fall classes. The course, whose…

PLU Psychology Professor Elected 2015-16 President-Elect of International Honor Society

Grahe is a passionate advocate for undergraduate participation in crowd-sourcing science opportunities and a supporter of open science. He currently serves as a councilor in the Psychology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research, is the managing executive editor for The Journal of Social Psychology and has been the Psi Chi Western Regional Vice President since 2011. “This is an…