Parent eNews May

Spring 2014 Commencement

Commencement takes place at 2:30pm on Saturday, May 24th in the Tacoma Dome. Former Congressman, Norm Dicks will be the Commencement Speaker this year. There are also many other events during Commencement Weekend to be aware of if you have a student graduating! Commencement may also be viewed via live broadcast on the internet and will be made available on-demand via LuteCast.

Residential Life: Ending the Year Right

With finals week a short two weeks away it is time for your student to be focusing on finals and ending the year strong. One thing they may not be thinking about yet is preparing to move out of the Residence Halls, but that is coming up too. This can be a very stressful time of year but PLU provides many great resources for students to help make these last few weeks as smooth and successful as possible.

Who Exactly is the Car-Sharing Type?

The beauty of the Zipcar community is that we're all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Members use Zipcar as an alternative to the costs and hassles of owning or renting a car. It's also more flexible than public transportation. There are 2 Zipcars on campus available to PLU students ages 18+ - Zipcar members pay one simple hourly (or daily) rate that includes gas, insurance, maintenance, a reserved parking space, 180 free miles per trip, roadside assistance and 24-hour customer service. It costs approximately $10 per hour and $75 per day.

Send a Smile

Give your student the boost they need to get through finals with the Exam Cram Package from Send a Smile. Each Exam Cram is packed with a variety of yummy candy, snacks, and beverages that your Lute will enjoy while they study hard. You can include a personalized message with each Exam Cram, they are all hand-made and delivered by the Garfield Book Company. Make sure to order your Exam Cram by Friday, May 16th at noon!

Student Spotlight: Amanda Williams '16

Amanda Williams is a sophomore Communications major from Olympia, Wash. Though she is a Legacy Lute, Amanda didn't think she would choose PLU - but it turns out PLU chose her! As a Presidents Scholar with the ambition of being a Fulbright Scholar, Amanda is thankful for the academic, social, and professional development opportunities PLU has given her.

Summer Send Off

This school year is quickly coming to an end and for some this will also mean achieving the hard-earned goal of Graduation! Congratulations to both you and your student on this great accomplishment! To everyone else, congratulations on completing an academic year and moving a step closer to that same goal!

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