Office ofAlumni 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.

Athletics - Lectures - Music - Art - Theatre


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

December 8th - Women's Basketball vs Concordia
Olson Gym

Lectures and Christmas events

December 7th - Christmas Carol Trivia
10:30am – 12:30pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
Dr. Paul Schultz, founder of the Northwest Repertory Singers brings his extensive knowledge of music to a lighthearted lecture of Christmas Carols. For more information go to or contact Laura Stewart at (253) 241-4166 
December 7th - Winterfest 2012
1:35pm – 4:00pm
East Campus: Gymnasium
Winterfest 2012! Winterfest will provide the joy and spirit of Christmas to 500 low income families who are experiencing economic despair in our own economy. The heads of these families are hard working, disabled, laid-off, or unable to work.
Please contact Tiffany Lemmon - 253-535-7173

December 9th - Songwriting Seminar
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Anderson University Center: The Cave
Songwriters Workshop Directed by Prof. Jeff Leisawitz.
Original songs and famous covers as composed and arranged by students in the PLU Music Department Songwriting Workshop.
December 13th - Wine Tasting with Joel Butler
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room   
A wine-tasting and discussion with Joel Butler, one of two Masters of Wine in North America and author of "Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail From Genesis to the Modern Age." Must be 21 and over with valid ID to participate in wine tasting.

December 13th - Cooking & Signing with Chef Tom Douglas
3:00 – 5:00pm  
Garfield Book Company Fireside Lounge
Famed Seattle Chef Tom Douglas will be in store for a cooking demonstration and signing of his new cookbook "The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook."    

December 15th - Nordic Christmas Fest
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Anderson University Center Scandinavian Cultural Center (UC 101)


December 6th - KPLU FM Jazz Jam
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, PLU
Jazz Series: Live radio broadcast with David Deacon-Joyner, University Jazz Ensemble and guest artist Pearl Django.

December 6th - Wind and Brass Student Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, PLU
Studio Series: Wind and Brass Students Recital, Jennifer Rhyne, Conductor.

December 7th - A Child is Born
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, PLU
The major piece for the 2012 Christmas Concert is a new work by David Deacon-Joyner entitled "Unto Us." Richard Nance, Brian Galante and Jeffrey Bell-Hanson, Conductors.
This Concert is Sold Out


November 14th – December 12th - Student Juried Exhibition
Gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Or by appointment.
Please call 253-535-7573 for more information.
University Gallery, Ingram Hall
Exceptional work by PLU’s student artists, chosen by guest jurors, is featured in the fall semester’s final show.


December 6th-9th - Buried Child
6th - 8th: 7:30pm; 9th: 2:00pm
Studio Theater, Karen Hille Philips Center for the Performing Arts
BURIED CHILD is a play by Sam Shepard first presented in 1978. This powerful and brilliant play probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream. It won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright. Buried Child is a piece of theater which depicts the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology and the American dream, the 1970s rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of traditional family structures and values.
Tickets: $5 PLU ID; $8 General Admission