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What's in a middle name?

"Pacific says 'where' we are. University says 'what' we are. Lutheran says 'who' we are. The word 'Lutheran' gives us our heritage, our commitment to God, our sense of being, and service to others."

- Frank Johnson '66

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  • What's in a Middle Name?
    This patchwork essay weaves together many voices describing what PLU's middle name means to them.

  • Lutheran foundation provides PLU's academic identity
    BY PHILIP A. NORDQUIST '56
    PLU stands in an educational tradition profoundly influenced by Martin Luther and the Reformation. Some of Luther's most compelling theological and educational ideas are still foundational at PLU.

  • We find community in our middle name
    BY LOREN J. ANDERSON
    The future of community is an important issue at PLU. We must continue to work toward maintaining a strong, positive and shared community, both internally and externally.

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Eastvold Chapel, with its stained glass rose window and towering spire, graces the middle of campus. The inherent messages present in those symbols stand at the middle of Pacific Lutheran University's mission. It is our heritage, our future - our middle name.

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Paul Porter

SENIOR EDITOR
Janet Prichard

EDITOR
Linda Elliott

ART DIRECTOR
Dean Driskell

PHOTOGRAPHER
Chris Tumbusch

CLASS NOTES EDITOR
Amy Kramer

SPORTS EDITOR
Nick Dawson

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Katie Monsen '96

INTERN
Kai Nelson '96

DESIGN ASSISTANT
Joel Markquart '94

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Loren Anderson
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Dana Endicott '92
Lauralee Hagen '75
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Publication Name: Pacific Lutheran Scene
Issue Date for Circulation Data: Winter 1997

Date: October 30, 1996

An extraordinary ring for an extraordinary tradition
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Pacific Lutheran University is an institution steeped in tradition. A walk through the campus pays tribute to its impressive past, a visit to any classroom shows a commitment to a promising future.

There is an intangible link between past, present and future. It is the very core of tradition. Pacific Lutheran's unique characteristics are passed on with each graduating class - like a ring that comes full circle. That symbol, the college ring, is also part of the Pacific Lutheran tradition. Each year, seniors display rings that show their pride in joining a very special group of Pacific Lutheran alumni. This exclusive ring captures the Pacific Lutheran experience like no ring before it.

The symbol for the design of the Pacific Lutheran ring is the Rose Window. It is representative of the stained glass window found on the east wall of Eastvold Auditorium. The Rose Window captures the essence of what truly drives a Pacific Lutheran student in striving for excellence.

You have reason to be proud of your achievements at Pacific Lutheran University. Your exquisitely crafted ring shows a recognition of the milestone at hand and an understanding of the rare value in our university's long-standing traditions.

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Source: Pacific Lutheran Scene, Winter 1996
Edited by: Janet Prichard, Senior Editor (prichajd@plu.edu)
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Last Update: 12/18/96