Office of
Alumni and Constituent Relations

Upcoming Events

This is just a sampling of some of the great events that are happening this month. If you are in the area please stop by and join us for any of these events! Check the PLU campus calendar for a complete listing of events.

Art - AthleticsLectures - Music

Art

Open Model Session
April 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ingram Hall - Drawing Studio - Room 126 
Free

Open Drawing Sessions with a live model, sponsored by the Department of Art and Design at Pacific Lutheran University, will take place on select Wednesday evenings. 

The evening model session is a great opportunity to develop your interests and talent in drawing. This is a non-classroom situation (no formal instruction will be provided), so bring the drawing tools of your choice and enjoy the relaxed studio atmosphere or work on your portfolio. All students and community members interested in drawing from a live model are welcome to attend. 

If you have questions, please contact Michael Stasinos at stasinmr@plu.edu & 253-535-7499 or the School of Arts & Communication at soac@plu.edu & 253-535-7150

Opening Reception: Senior Exhibition "Unfiltered"
April 24th & 25th

5:00pm-7:00pm
University Gallery

Free
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating artists of the Department of Art and Design.
Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm. Or by appointment. Please call 253-535-7573 for more information.

Athletics

Only PLU home events are listed below. For a complete schedule of PLU Athletics please continue here. 

April 1 - Baseball vs. St. Martins
1:00pm & 4:00pm
Pacific Lutheran University Baseball Field

April 2 - Softball vs. University of Puget Sound
3:00pm & 5:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University Softball Field

April 5 - Men's Tennis vs. University of Puget Sound
3:30pm
Sprinker Recreation Center

April 6 - Baseball vs. Linfield
12:00pm & 3:00pm
Pacific Lutheran University Baseball Field

April 6 - Softball vs. Lewis & Clark
12:00pm & 2:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University Softball Field

April 7 - Baseball vs. Linfirled
12:00pm
Pacific Lutheran University Baseball Field

April 7 - Softball vs. Pacific (Ore.)
12:00pm
Pacific Lutheran University Softball Field

April 12 -Men's Tennis vs. Whitworth
3:30pm
Sprinker Recreation Center

April 13 - Crew vs. Meyer Lamberth Cup
All Day
Home @American Lake 
 
April 13 - Softball vs. Linfield
12:00pm & 2:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University Softball Field
 
April 14 - Softball vs. Willamette
12:00pm & 2:30pm
Pacific Lutheran University Softball Field   

April 20 - Baseball vs. Lewis and Clark
12:00pm & 3:00pm 
Pacific Lutheran Baseball Field  
 
April 21 - Baseball vs. Lewis and Clark 
12:00 pm
Pacific Lutheran University Baseball Field

Lectures

April 10 - Visiting Writer Series
3:30pm
Garfield Book Company
Jaimy Gordon, Fiction Writer

April 18 - Jolita Hylland Benson Education Lecture
7:00pm
AUC - Scandinavian Cultural Center
S. Craig Watkins, University of Texas
"Digital Divides, Digital Literacies, and the Power and Potential of Connected Learning"
When we think of the digital divide we usually think of access to technology as the primary factor. But the scope and nature of the digital divide has changed in some notable ways, creating a very different digital world as well as new perils and possibilities. After spending an entire year in a Central Texas high school, researcher S. Craig Watkins draws on some of the insight from The Digital Edge, a multi-year study funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Texas at Austin. The Digital Edge explores how even though a greater diversity of youth than ever before are using social, mobile, and digital media platforms that America's social, educational, and economic divides persist. In this talk, Watkins discusses the vision and the challenges of "connected learning" in the lives, schools, and communities of low-income youth.


April 23 - Earth Day Lecture
7:00pm
AUC - Scandinavian Cultural Center
Michael E. Smith, Arizona State University
"When 'Small was Beautiful': The Ancient History of Resilient Practices"
Archaeological fieldwork illustrates the long span of human occupation of the earth. What can archaeology teach us about social and environmental issues today? The great statesman Winston Churchill understood the value of looking to the distant past for clues to the present and future: "The father back we look, the father ahead we can see." I describe three examples of archaeological fieldwork that have contemporary relevance. (1) Small-scale intensive agriculture. Archaeological fieldwork has uncovered ancient sustainable farming practices that are being put to work to feed growing populations in the developing world today. (2) Families and communities. My own excavations in Mexico reveal successful and prosperous ways of life in an unexpected corner of the Aztec Empire. The ways these people solved social and environmental problems suggest reasons why some modern communities and neighborhoods are more successful than others. (3) Urban sustainability. Current research on ancient cities may hold clues for understanding the sustainability of urban practices and policies today. These examples illustrate the importance of the social component of sustainability and show the value of looking to the past for insights about the present and future.

April 25 - State Farm MBA Executive Leadership Series
6:00pm
Rieke Science Center - Leraas Hall
Brenda Morris, Chief Financial Office of 5.11 Tactical
Brenda Morris is the CFO at 5.11 Tacital. Previously she was the CFO at Love Culture, Inc., a young women's retailer with 81 stores. During her career, Morris has acquired extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, treasury functions, consulting and IPOs, which she has employed while working in a diverse group of industries (retail, sporting goods, apparel, heavy equipment, service industries, manufacturing, food distribution and production). Prior to her position at Love Culture, Morris was the CFO at Icicle Seafoods from 2009 to 2011. While at Icicle she completed the integration of AG Seafoods and Smoki Foods as well as the sale of Icicle's surimi business to Trident. Morris worked at Maveron start-up, iFLOOR Inc., during the economic downturn in 2008. Prior to that, Morris was CFO of Zumiez Inc, a specialty teen retailer. During her tenure, the company grew from 99 stores to approximately 250. At Zumiez, she was responsible for financial, operational management and strategic direction, and also completed an IPO, two secondary offerings, a DC and HQ relo, and an acquisition of one 20 store chain. 

Music

Most concerts performed in Lagerquist Concert Hall are live-streamed. If the concert is live-streamed you can watch it here.

April 2 - Lyric Brass Quintet
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.

April 3 - Regency String Quartet
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR

Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.

April 4 - Continuo Conference Opening Concert
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series:Part of the "Continuo, the Art of Creative Collaboration"; a conference of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, in collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA. For a detailed schedule and registration/ticket info, visit westfield.org. Tonight's concert features Ed Parmentier, harpsichord, with James Brown, tenor, Jennifer Rhyne, flute, Svend Rønning, violin and Nathan Whittaker, cello. 
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411. 

April 5 - Continuo Conference 2nd Concert
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series:Part of the "Continuo, the Art of Creative Collaboration"; a conference of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, in collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA. For a detailed schedule and registration/ticket info, visit westfield.org. Tonight's concert features Ed Parmentier, harpsichord, with James Brown, tenor, Jennifer Rhyne, flute, Svend Rønning, violin and Nathan Whittaker, cello. 
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.

April 6 - Continuo Conference 3rd Concert
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series:Part of the "Continuo, the Art of Creative Collaboration"; a conference of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, in collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA. For a detailed schedule and registration/ticket info, visit westfield.org. Tonight's concert features Ed Parmentier, harpsichord, with James Brown, tenor, Jennifer Rhyne, flute, Svend Rønning, violin and Nathan Whittaker, cello. 
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.

April 6 - Continuo Conference Final Concert
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series:Part of the "Continuo, the Art of Creative Collaboration"; a conference of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, in collaboration with Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA. For a detailed schedule and registration/ticket info, visit westfield.org. Tonight's concert features Ed Parmentier, harpsichord, with James Brown, tenor, Jennifer Rhyne, flute, Svend Rønning, violin and Nathan Whittaker, cello. 
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.   

April 7 - Greg Crowell, Guest Organist
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.   

April 7 - Oksana Exhokina and Christina Dahl, Duo Pianists
8:00pm-9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.  

April 10 - Chopin Piano Festival
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Free 

April 12 - KammerMusikere
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Orchestra Series: KammerMusikere, Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Faculty Director. Hilary Tann's Shakkei for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra with Shannon Spicciai, guest oboist.
Free

April 14 - Harp and Flute Ensemble
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Studio Series: Harp and Flute Ensembles, Patricia Wooster and Jennifer Rhyne, Conductors.
Free

April 20 - PLU/UPS Saxophone Concert
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Studio series: An annual recital featuring saxophone quartets from Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound, along with works for large saxophone ensemble directed by saxophone instructors Erik Steighner (PLU) and Fred Winkler (Puget Sound).
Free

April 21 - Mu Phi Epsilon
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Studio Series: Mu Phi Epsilon. Gina Gillie, Director.
Free

April 21 - Britten Anniversary Festival
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series: Britten Anniversary Festival with guest artist Ruth Marshall, cello (Chicago Civic Orchestra), John Marzano, tenor (PLU student), Gina Gillie, horn (PLU faculty).  Directed by Jane Harty, piano (PLU Faculty)
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.  

April 23 - University Choral Homecoming Concert
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.  

April 25 - Faculty Recital
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Artist Series: Jennifer Rhyne, Flute, Oksana Exhokina, Piano.
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.  

April 26 - Wind and Brass Student Recital
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lageruist Concert Hall, MBR
Studio Series: Wind and Brass Students Recital, Jennifer Rhyne, Conductor.
Free

April 28 - Catherine Rodland, Guest Organist
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.

April 30 - University Singers and University Men's Chorus
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, MBR
Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizen (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through PLU Concierge Desk 253-535-7411.