Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Upcoming Events

This is just a sampling of some of the great events that are happening this May. 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 - Garfield Book Company Events - Lectures and Films - Music - Theater

Athletics

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

May 12th - Alumni Women's Soccer
1:00pm
PLU Soccer Field

Garfield Book Company Events

May 7th- Travel Tanzania/Climb Kilimanjaro 2010
10:30am – 12:30pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
Learning Is ForEver (L.I.F.E.) brings Pat O'Connor to give a multimedia presentation titled Travel Tanzania/Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro 2010. For more info click here or contact L.I.F.E. Program Coordinator, Laura Stewart (253) 241-4166 / stewarla@plu.edu    
Tickets: Open to the public, this class is free to PLU staff, faculty and students. Preregistration preferred. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.

May 12th- Outdoor Music Festival
12:00 – 5:00pm
Outdoor Musical Festival on Garfield Street      

May 15th- Seven Summits Plus One
3:30 – 5:30pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
PLU alum Jason Edwards '84 speaks on the climbing the tallest mountains of each of the seven continents, plus an additional summit of Papau New Guinea's Carstensz (16,024 ft).
Learning Is ForEver offers this class FREE to PLU students, staff and faculty.
More details to come.            

May 24th - Altrusa International, So. Pierce County
6:00 – 8:00pm
Garfield Book Company Community Room
Altrusa International, South Pierce County, is a national non-profit that has a club that has been serving Parkland, Spanaway, and Frederickson since 1951. The South Pierce County club focuses on providing hands-on community service where needs exist in our community and to provide scholarships to the students of the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts.  
Business Meetings are the second Thursday of every month from 6-8pm. Contact President Karen Ansteth for more information at cansteth@msn.com

Lectures and Films

May 1st - Watch Your Mouth: Language and Power
5:30 – 7:30pm
University Center Regency Room (UC 203)

May 7th - Sociology Department Lecture
3:40 – 5:25pm
Ingram 100
More information to come.

May 9th - The Last Mountain
7:00 – 9:00pm
Xavier 201: Nordquist Lecture Hall
Join us for a screening of "The Last Mountain", a film by Bill Haney covering mountaintop removal an its effects on the environment and our future. Student Lobbyists will be heading to Washington, D.C. this June to rally and campaign against mountaintop removal. Come show your support for these students and learn more! Click here to learn more about the film.

May 9th and 10th - In Her Shoes
9:00 – 11:00am
Chris Knutzen East, UC
"In Her Shoes" is an interactive event that allows participants to temporarily step into the shoes of a victim of intimate partner violence. Participants will form groups and each group will take on the identity of a victim - facing the choices real-life survivors face and making decisions (i.e. to report the incident or tell a friend). By interacting with the many systems a survivor encounters - law enforcement, health care, child protection services, family, friends, domestic violence shelter, etc - participants gain a true understanding of the barriers faced by victims of domestic violence. This event helps participants answer the question, why doesn’t she just leave?

Music

May 1st - University Chorale Concert
8:00 – 9:30pm

Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 2nd - University Jazz Ensemble

8:00 – 11:00pm
Chris Knutzen Hall, University Center (213)
Tickets: Free.

May 4th - Percussion & Steel Pan Ensembles
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free

May 5th - Solvvinden Flute Ensemble
3:00pm & 4:30pm
Lagerquist
Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble. Jennifer Rhyne, Director.
Tickets: Free.

May 6th - Composer's Forum
3:00 – 5:00pm

Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 6th - Composer's Forum
3:00 – 5:00pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 6th - Guitar Orchestra and Ensemble Concert
8:00 – 9:30pm

Lagerquist  
Tickets: Free.

May 8th - Jazz Combo
5:30 – 8:30pm
The Cave (UC)
Tickets: Free.

May 9th - Concert Band Concert
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 11th - HERmonic/PLUtonic concert
5:30 – 6:30pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 11th- WMTA presentation by PLU Piano Ensemble
9:30 – 10:30am
MBR 306
Lecture & performance by PLU Piano Ensemble  
Tickets: Free.

May 12th - Choral Union Spring Concert
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.


May 13th - University Wind Ensemble Concert

3:00 – 5:00pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 15th - University Symphony Orchestra Concert
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Choir of the West and University Chorale will join with the University Symphony Orchestra in premiering Greg Youtz' Drum Taps (part of the Compassion Series).
Tickets: Free.

May 16th - String Kaleidoscope
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 17th - String Quartet Recital
6:00 – 7:00pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free.

May 17th - Piano Ensemble Recital
8:00 – 9:30pm
Lagerquist
Diana Walker, Director. Free admission, no tickets
Tickets: Free.

May 26th - School of Arts & Communication
12:30 – 2:00pm
Lagerquist
SOAC Senior Recognition reception in Ingram Gallery beginning at 11:00am, followed by Senior Recognition Ceremony in Lagerquist.
Tickets: Free.

May 26th - Commencement Celebration Concert
8:00 – 10:00pm
Lagerquist
Tickets: Free. 

Theater

May 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th (20th at 2pm) - Almost, Maine By John Cariani
7:30 – 9:30pm
Eastvold Stage
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delight midwinter night's dream.
Directed by Professor Jeff A. Clapp
Tickets: You may purchase season subscriptions and individual tickets by credit card through the Community Box Office at 253-535-7411 or in person at the Campus Concierge on the main level of the University Center.