[Pacific Lutheran Scene]
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-- Campus --
In the News
Library celebrates 30 years
-- Cover Story --
Stay-at-home moms: I went to four years of college for this?
Finding creative solutions to the parenting dilemma
-- Alumni --
Michael Peterson '80 'makes the big time' in country music
Class Notes
Alumni Profiles
What's new with you?
-- Features --
Arts Events Calendar

About this issue

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Kathleen (Burk) North '86 recently resigned her position in the PLU Admissions Department to become a full-time mom to Erik, pictured in the ornament. Her story can be found by clicking the link to "Stay-at-home moms" above. The photo was taken in the PLU Scandinavian Cultural Center during its annual Scandinavian Christmas tree exhibit. PHOTOS BY CHRIS TUMBUSCH

Our apologies to Terry Ludwig '73, the first Pacific Lutheran swimmer to win an NAIA national championship. In the last issue of Scene we incorrectly assigned this honor to teammate Ron Barnard '78, who was the third Lute to attain this honor. Ludwig won national titles in 1973 in the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyle. The second Lute swimmer to win an NAIA national championship was Scott C. Wakefield '76, who won the 400 individual medley in 1974. Thanks to teammate Chris Pankey '76 for pointing out our error.

An addition to the Make a Lasting Difference Campaign final report
Many Scene readers received the Make a Lasting Difference Campaign final report in November. One key person was omitted from the staff list -- Dean Johnson, administrative associate. It is extremely unfortunate the publication was printed without Dean's name, because it would not have come together without his help. Dean was responsible for generating, checking and double-checking the honor roll of donors that makes up the report. Dean, please accept our apologies on this omission!

From the Editor

Scene introduces new staff members and gets set to unveil a brand-new look this spring

Greetings! Change is afoot in the editorial office of Pacific Lutheran Scene.
      First, I'd like to introduce two new staff members, Laurel Willoughby, assistant editor, and Michelle Miller, editorial assistant. Both joined the PLU communications team in November. Willoughby is a 1988 graduate of Washington State University and worked as a writer for Pierce County Medical and Frank Russell Company, among others. Miller is a 1996 graduate of Washington State University and had writing internships with the Bite of Seattle and the Puyallup School District.
      Since they came to PLU at the tail end of production for this issue, you won't see their writing debut until the Spring '98 edition.
      Speaking of the next edition, you're going to notice a major difference in the size and design of the magazine when it hits your mailbox in March. The size will shrink from its present 10-by 15-inch dimensions to a more standard 9 by 12 inches. In our survey last summer, a majority of readers said Scene should go smaller as long as its mission to provide comprehensive coverage of the campus community, alumni and friends of the university did not shrink along with it. We took your suggestions to heart and Scene's art director, Paul Porter, is busy designing a new look to enhance the easier-to-handle size.
      While Scene has undergone a tremendous transformation during the last three years, the one thing that hasn't changed is your positive comments. We are bombarded with phone calls, e-mails and comments-in-passing about how readable and enjoyable the magazine continues to be. We hope you keep up the correspondence, because contact with our readers is invaluable. We want to know what you think about the publication. We welcome letters to the editor, story ideas, comments and criticisms.

Linda Elliott

Linda Elliott has been with PLU for three years, and in October she was named acting director of communications for the university. She can be reached at scene@plu.edu, or 253-535-7427.

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