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PLU’s New Emergency Notification System Goes Online

On Tuesday, it’ll be tested for the first time on the Pacific Lutheran University campus to sound the all-clear for a scheduled fire drill. More broadly, the system—which includes eight directional outdoor stadium speakers tied to Metis Help Station interior devices, all on Upper Campus—will increase PLU’s capacity to respond to the campus community and the public during emergencies and…

The Women’s Center at 25: Stories of Inspiration and Impact

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Women’s Center asked the PLU community to share experiences and memories of this safe place and its inspiring people. Individually, the stories submitted by current students, alumni, faculty and supporters are moving and inspirational. Together, they start to form powerful themes: Connection. Challenge. Acceptance. Engagement. And, maybe most of all, an impact that will…

PLU Senior T.R. Sullivan on his Internship at the Washington State Legislature

The weather outside may be gray and dreary, but the halls of Olympia’s legislative buildings are vibrant with the earnest bustle of policymakers, analysts, administrators, constituent advocates and lobbyists. Among the thousands of hard-working public-policy enthusiasts who make the wheels of the Legislature turn are many Lutes, including PLU senior T.R Sullivan, a Policy Intern working for the Senate Democratic…

International Star Imparts Wisdom to Operatic Lutes

When Blythe visited campus on Feb. 23 to deliver a master class, she held nothing back: If something was wrong with a student performer’s shoes, posture, grammar, pacing or pitch—she called it. Blythe is recognized as one of the best in her generation. She has visited the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the San Francisco Opera and is performing…

Lutes Show Passion for Vocation with National Teaching Achievement

“This is an affirmation of our program,” said Frank Kline, Dean of PLU’s Department of Education. “It’s something that I feel proud about.” Dannielle Hanson, who graduated from PLU with a bachelor’s degree in 2008 and a master’s in Teaching in 2010, is a member of the acknowledged NBCT class. She’s now a sixth-grade teacher at Cougar Mountain Middle School…

‘Namibia Nine’ Premieres to Full, Excited Crowd

The evening began with an introduction of the production team: Joanne Lisosky, professor of communication; Melannie Denise Cunningham, Director of Multicultural Recruitment in the PLU Office of Admission; Andrea Capere ’14; Princess Reese ’14; and Shunying Wang ’15. (Maurice Byrd ’14 also is a member of the team but was not present at the premiere.) Cunningham, who also served as…

11 PLU Students Attend Amazon’s First Annual PNW Career Day

So I took a shot in the dark and applied to Amazon’s first annual Pacific Northwest Career Day Conference through PLU’s very own Career Connections. I sent in my resume and explained why I wanted to attend. At the beginning of February, Kate Schneider, PLU Director of Employer Relations, emailed me saying I was one of the students selected to…

MediaLab Documentary “Waste Not” Receives More Awards

Waste Not, which focuses on global food waste and hunger, received second place in the long-form video category in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts Competition, and also earned the Rising Star Award in the Canada International Film Festival. Senior Producer Amanda Brasgalla ’15 is grateful for the recognition the film is receiving. “It’s an international competition,…

Applications Open for Paid Sustainability Fellowships at PLU

The Fellowship, which has been selecting students since 2006, is open to students from any discipline. It is an opportunity for students to research, examine and propose strategies that could strengthen sustainability efforts and practices on PLU’s campus. Amy Scott ’15 is a Political Science major and a 2014-15 Fellow. She is working on a mapping project in which she…

PLU’s 2015 Peace Scholars Named

“Taylor and Ellie distinguished themselves as two who bring experience and insight to the study of peace and who already have given much thought to how being a Peace Scholar opens up new possibilities in their academic study and life and work after graduation,” said Claudia Berguson, Peace Scholar coordinator and associate professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Area Studies. Claudia…