Office of the President

Welcoming PLU's 13th president

This fall, begins the first academic year under the leadership of PLU's 13th president, Thomas W. Krise. Throughout the month there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and learn more about President Krise and his wife Patricia Krise.

Inauguration Celebration events continue

Thursday, September 13

7:30 p.m., Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center: Common Reading Program Guest Speaker Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Into the Beautiful North

Thursday, September 20

7 p.m., Scandinavian Cultural Center: Lutheran Studies Conference Keynote Speaker – "New Wineskins: The Lutheran Contribution," Larry Rasmussen Ph.D., Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York

Saturday, September 22

Hunger in Action Day: Students, staff and faculty of the PLU Community will participate in hunger-relief efforts ranging from farms and distribution centers to food banks and meals sites.

Tuesday, September 25

8 p.m., Lagerquist Concert Hall: The Department of Music and The School of Arts and Communication honor the inauguration of President Krise in a special concert featuring 31 world-class music faculty. Performances will feature members of the voice and keyboard faculty, instrumental colleagues, and all of the faculty resident ensembles: Regency String Quartet, Camas Wind Quintet, Lyric Brass Quintet, and Regency Jazz Ensemble. Repertoire will include selections from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti, J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 29, Poulenc's Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Debussy's String Quartet, and other outstanding works.

Saturday, September 29

8 p.m., Hotel Murano: Homecoming Soiree – Culminating inaugural event, welcoming President Thomas Krise  and Mrs. Patricia Krise to their first PLU Homecoming. Ticket information:

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General Directions

  • From Interstate 5 (North or South)
  • Take exit 127 off Interstate 5 and head east on Highway 512
  • Continue on 512 for approximately two miles
  • Take the WA-7/Pacific Ave exit.
  • Turn right on Pacific Avenue S.
  • Turn right on Garfield St.
  • Turn right on Park Ave.
  • Turn right on Wheeler St.
  • Park in lower campus (additional parking on the south campus grass lot)

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