Division of Marketing & Communications

Schnackenberg Lecturer to Discuss the Removal of Indigenous Children From Their Famliies

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WASH. (Jan. 26, 2015)—After World War II, government authorities removed thousands of American Indian children from their families and placed them in non-Indian foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s, an estimated 25 to 35 percent of American Indian children had been separated from their families. Blending history and heartbreaking…

PLU Associate Professor Rebekah Mergenthal to Join Actor Danny Glover at Buffalo Soldiers Museum Event

[Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army Materiel Command/ Creative Commons License] By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 20, 2015)—On Jan. 25, one of cinema’s most trailblazing actors, Danny Glover, will visit Tacoma’s Theatre on the Square for a fundraising event in support of the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. Rebekah Mergenthal, Pacific Lutheran University Associate Professor of History, also will speak at…

PLU Wind Ensemble to Premiere Crowd-Commissioned Composition on Tour of Tennessee

By Zach Powers & Mandi BradyPLU Marketing & Communications and the School of Arts and Communication TACOMA, WA (Jan. 20, 2015)—The Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble is heading South this month to perform four concerts in Tennessee. The tour includes performances in Nashville on Jan. 23 and 28, Chattanooga on Jan. 25 and Knoxville on Jan. 26. Shortly after returning to…

Art and Anthropology Faculty Join Forces for Important Historical Illustrations

Q&A With Professor Michael Stasinos and Associate Professor Bradford Andrews By Shunying Wang ’15 PLU Marketing & Communications Student Worker TACOMA, WA (Jan. 16, 2015)—In a groundbreaking merger of art and anthropology, Pacific Lutheran University Art Professor Michael Stasinos has been developing important historical illustrations in collaboration with PLU Associate Professor of Anthropology Bradford Andrews. One of those is an…

PLU Community Encouraged to Attend Listening Session Regarding JBLM Personnel Cuts

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 16, 2015)—PLU community members are encouraged to attend a “community listening session” regarding proposed cuts of 11,000-16,000 active-duty and civilian positions from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The session will take place at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.…

Military Trailblazer Who Was Sexually Assaulted in College Will Share Her Story With PLU Audience

JBLM’s Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz Speaks Feb. 17 as Part of PLU’s “…and Justice for All?” Spring Spotlight Series By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 15, 2015)—Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz has blazed such a major trail in the military that soldiers and civilians alike know the basics of her inspiring, groundbreaking career: She graduated from…

PLU Presents Its First Spring Spotlight Series: “… and Justice for All?”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”—the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 15, 2015)—The semester beginning Feb. 4 at Pacific Lutheran University takes on a special focus with the inaugural Spring Spotlight Series, four months of events that fall under the theme “… and justice for all?” Programs…

Yoga Instructor turned Mystery Novelist visiting PLU’s Garfield Book Co.

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 15, 2015)— The Garfield Book Company at Pacific Lutheran University will host Seattle-based novelist Tracy Weber on Friday, Feb 6, at 6 p.m.  Weber will read from her new novel, A Killer Retreat, the second installment of her award-winning Downward Dog Mystery series about a murder-solving, vegetarian yoga teacher, Kate, and…

PLU Idol Competition Takes to the Stage During J-Term

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 12, 2015)—Once Ryan Seacrest starts in with his trademark “THIS is ‘American Idol’” catchphrase on TV, you know another Idol is just waiting in the wings. Yep. It’s time for PLU Idol. Same premise as the national singing competition—but decidedly PLU. “PLU Idol is a traditional event hosted by…

Call to PLU Community Members for Green Fund Sustainability Project Proposals

By Zach Powers PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, WA (Jan. 12, 2015)—The Pacific Lutheran University Sustainability Committee is now accepting proposals for projects that aim to make the PLU campus more sustainable. Accepted projects will advance energy conservation in any aspect of PLU life, feature students in leadership roles and will be able to be completed before June 1, 2015.…