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-- COVER STORY --
The Brave New World of Education   B Y  K A T I E  M O N S E N  ' 9 6
The role of educators has changed over the years. Eight teacher alums examine the challenges they face in the classroom today, and talk about the future of education.

What our graduates have to say about today's classrooms Several Alums were asked to share their experiences in classrooms. See what they have to say!

A scholar's mind and a physician's heart  B Y  K A T I E  M O N S E N  ' 9 6
Medical journal clelebrates Dr. Nyhus' half-century of care, research

-- CAMPAIGN SUCCESS --
Campaign dramatically exceeds goal

-- ALUMNI --
Class Notes
PLU honors six outstanding alumni
Alumni Profile
What's new with you?

-- CAMPUS --
In the News

-- SPORTS --
Krueger twins run away with 1997 Woman of the Year in Sports Award



ON THE COVER
University Photographer Chris Tumbusch used a crystal apple and a globe to capture the theme of our cover story, The Brave New World of Education.


Letters to the editor

PLC Class of 1941 Was First Outdoor Commencement
I have just returned from Arizona where I spend my winters now that I have all this "free" time in retirement from PLU. Since returning, I am catching up on Pacific Lutheran Scene, and so just read the Winter issue.
     It gave me a chuckle. On page 4, the caption reads:
     "First summer commencement is a shining success"
     That sounds fine to me, but when I read that it was "PLU's first ever outdoor commencement ceremony" - that is where I got my chuckle.
     In addition to serving on PLU's faculty for 25 years, I also put in my time years ago being educated at Pacific Lutheran, graduating in 1941. That commencement was also in the outdoors, in a grove of fir trees where the present upper campus dormitories now stand. The distance seemed much farther with
the trees there than the same space does now. However, it was not quite as far as the old "hitchin' post."
     But now that I think about it, that was Pacific Lutheran College; it had not yet become a university, so you are correct: that picture in the Scene was "PLU's first ever commencement ceremony," but we do like our memories of that lovely spot and the excitement of the day.

M. JOSEPHINE FLETCHER '41 (PLC)
Faculty Emeritus '88

Editor's Note: Our research in the university archives led us to believe the 1996 outdoor summer commencement ceremony was PLU's first ever. We apologize for the mistake.

CORRECTION: A story on Q Club in the Spring issue of Pacific Lutheran Scene contained an error. PLU Regent Vic Knutzen '36 is the father of Ingrid Gintz '70, the new Q Club president. Richard Knutzen '55 is of no relation.
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MANAGING EDITOR /
SUMMER ISSUE ART DIRECTOR

Paul Porter

SENIOR EDITOR
Janet Prichard

SUMMER ISSUE SENIOR EDITOR
Linda Elliott

ART DIRECTOR
Dean Driskell

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
Katie Monsen '96

PHOTOGRAPHER
Chris Tumbusch

CLASS NOTES EDITOR
Joni Niesz

SPORTS EDITOR
Nick Dawson

IMAGE SCANNER/EDITOR
Eugene Gatlin

WEB LAYOUT/DESIGN
Joel Larson '98

COPY ASSISTANT
Dean Johnson

ADVISORY BOARD
Loren Anderson
Jan Brazzell
Dana Endicott '92
Lauralee Hagen '75
Richard Londgren '59
Laura Majovski
Jeff Rounce '85
Cliff Rowe
Dan Voelpel '83






VOLUME XXVII,
NUMBER 4

Pacific Lutheran Scene (ISSN 0886-3369) is published quarterly by Pacific Lutheran University, S. 121st and Park Ave., Tacoma, Wash. 98447-0003. Second-class non-profit postage paid at Tacoma, Wash., and additional offices. Postmaster: Send address change to Development Data, Nesvig Alumni Center, PLU, Tacoma, Wash. 98447-0003.

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Pacific Lutheran University and Pierce County have a new area code. On April 27, the area code changed to 253; all toll-free university phone numbers will remain the same.

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Source: Pacific Lutheran Scene, Summer 1997
Edited by: Linda Elliott, Summer Senior Editor (elliotlm@plu.edu)
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Last Update: 08/27/97