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Spring Happenings: On-Campus Events This May at PLU

Featuring a highly anticipated theatre production, numerous music ensemble performances, Scandinavian heritage events, countless Capstone presentations, and much more, May’s assortment of happenings serves as a countdown to graduation and represents the diversity of culture, artistic sensibilities and commitment to service that define PLU. Below are just a few examples of this month’s events, for a complete listing please visit…

PLU Archaeologist Visits Some VERY Old Friends

The trip marked Ryan’s first time back to the valley after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 forced his team to evacuate due to the increasing instability of the area. “The conflict came to us and we were caught in the middle of it,” said Ryan. “We decided to go back and give it another try in 2015 and we went…

Award-Winning Alumnae Authors Return to PLU on May 2

Cavalcade of Authors West is comprised of two components: 1) students reading novels from 15 featured authors and 2) a writer’s conference led by these featured authors. Author Leslye Walton ’04. [Photo courtesy of www.LeslyeWalton.com]Walton is the author of the Morris-nominated novel The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. Walton received a B.A. in Education from PLU and earned…

PLU Alumna and Scholar Seeks Justice for Journalists

Henrichsen, a Communication/Political Science double major with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution and a minor in German, learned at PLU that she was passionate about justice for journalists around the globe. As an undergraduate student, Henrichsen interned at the United Nations; was part of the first Communication class to study internationally; and was a columnist for PLU’s student newspaper, The…

PLU Dedicates New Baseball Press Box to Jim Kittilsby ’60 on May 3

So when Pacific Lutheran University dedicates its new baseball-field press box to Kittilsby on May 3, he’s pretty sure he is not being honored for his athletic prowess. Jim Kittilsby ’60 “I’m humbled and elated and extremely honored to be recognized,” Kittilsby said. “But it’s got to be for my behind-the-scenes work, if anything, because I certainly wouldn’t be recognized…

Take Back the Night on April 30

The event offers a chance to learn about ending sexual violence and to speak up and voice concerns, stories and purpose. The event begins with a rally. Speakers include Diversity Center Director Angie Hambrick, Foss/Pfleuger Resident Director Ángel Gonzalez and D’Ajah Johnson ’17, who all will offer perspectives on why ending sexual violence is vital. Radical cheerleading follows the rally—students…

PLU Marketing Students Win Business Competition Track

The winning team—Taylor Gonzales, Kevin McKay, Kayla Evans, Lindsey Campbell and Austen Wilson—is mapping a marketing plan for the international microfinance nonprofit EnVia as part of Mark Mulder’s BUSA 468 Marketing Management course. The winning team, Sol, is developing and researching a possible brand extension with consumers; other teams in Mulder’s course are conceptualizing and researching EnVia concepts and brand…