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Summer Programs and Activities at PLU


To invoke a greater understanding of our environment, its fragility and the need to protect it for future generations, an environmental initiative will go into effect locally, starting with Pacific Lutheran University's 1998 summer sessions.
      Endorsed by Bruce Babbitt, secretary of the interior, the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) has made concerns about the world environment and health an important part of the educational efforts of university summer session programs.
      In response, PLU has incorporated environmental issues and themes into the many programs and activities offered to students, teachers and the community during its summer sessions. With a direct focus on the environment, supporters of the initiative hope students will participate and work with greater determination to protect our world ecosystem for future generations.
      The WASSA Environmental Initiative will continue into the new millennium.

Summer at PLU offers countless activities and events for the whole family. From outdoor concerts and sport camps to educational workshops and conferences, everyone is sure to find many stimulating opportunities to quench their summertime needs.
      Community members are welcome to enjoy PLU's outdoor B-movie series in the Mary Baker Russell Ampitheatre, and performances by the Gentlemen Jugglers and Indianapolis Children's Choir. Always a favorite are PLU's fruit festivals, held once a month in Red Square, where families enjoy fresh fruit, ice cream and lively entertainment. In addition, a large variety of art exhibits are on display all summer at PLU's University and Wekell art galleries. Watch for updated information on these and other events and programs on our home page at http://www.plu.edu/~summer.
      In addition to community activities, more than 250 graduate and undergraduate courses will be offered at PLU between May 26 and Aug. 21. For more information and a course catalog, contact us at 253-535-7129, 1-800-756-1563, fax 253-536-5103 or e-mail: spacsummer@plu.edu. Registration begins April 14.

TERM 1 May 26-June 19
TERM 2 June 22-July 17
WORKSHOP WEEK July 20-24
TERM 3 July 27-August 21

PLU first and only West Coast university to host new gifted program

August 2 - 22

College isn't just for grown-ups. Academically talented students in grades 4-11 will converge on the campus in August for The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG). PLU is the first and only West Coast university selected to host SIG, a unique and prestigious three-week residential, coeducational program. The institute provides more than 80 academic, cultural and recreational courses, including educational evening entertainment, weekend off-campus trips and on-campus creativity events.
      Summer School Dean Judy Carr has had her eye on the SIG program for years. SIG directors had not considered offering the program on the West Coast until Carr convinced them PLU was the perfect site. PLU already offers a number of highly-rated gifted programs for young people, and SIG was equally impressed with the campus setting. Other colleges offering the institute are Vassar, Bryn Mawr, Oberlin, George School and Drew University.
      The academic program is central to the spirit and structure of the summer institute. Students are expected to perform at the upper level of their capabilities through exams, quizzes and homework. Students will have the use of PLU's library and research facilities.
      SIG enters its 15th year in 1998 with all previous sessions offered exclusively on the East Coast. The program has grown from a single session at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., serving 132 students in 1984, to the current six sites. The anticipated enrollment in 1998 is more than 1,500 students nationwide.
      Prospective students and their parents are invited to PLU for a SIG Open House on May 9. It will include a formal presentation, buffet luncheon and an informal question-and-answer period. A tour of the university's academic facilities, classrooms and dormitories will follow.
      For further information about the Summer Institute for the Gifted at PLU, call 253-535-8549.


TEACHERS

Environmental Workshop--"Hanford, Health and the Environment"
July 24 - August 1
In conjunction with the Hanford Health Effects Sub-committee meeting at Pacific Lutheran University, a weeklong environmental workshop will be offered to improve middle and high school science instruction. The workshop is open to secondary science teachers who will study health and environmental issues involving the Hanford nuclear site.
      The workshop is funded through a $30,000 grant from the Eisenhower Professional Development Program. For information, call Sue Yerian at 253-535-8378.

Scandinavian educators take part in assessment workshop at PLU
June 30 - July 2
A new, three-day workshop on Issues of Assessment in the 21st Century in American and Scandinavian Education includes educators from Scandinavian countries and Washington state. The workshop features experts in the field of assessing and evaluating student performance, achievement and progress. Special topics include the design and use of rubrics; the inclusion of self-assessment into student evaluation; performance-based assessment; and a discussion of assessment methods used in Washington state and Scandinavian countries. For more information, call 253-535-7276 or 253-535-7112.

New environmental science program added to Advanced Placement Institutes
July 20 - 24
New to PLU's Advanced Placement Institutes is a class designed to help teachers prepare Advanced Placement Environmental Science (A.P.E.S.) courses. The five-day class covers environmental science curricula followed by a number of colleges and universities, so high school teachers will be familiar with the expectations college faculty have for entering freshmen.
      In addition, seven other Advanced Placement Institutes are offered this summer--American government, American history, biology, chemistry, English language and composition, English literature, and calculus. For information and to register, call 253-535-7129.

Teaching endorsements can now be completed in one summer
May 26 - Aug. 31
For the first time at Pacific Lutheran University, teachers can complete 16 semester hours in one summer to earn a teaching endorsement. Teachers can choose from five of the most employable and sought-after endorsements, such as English as a Second Language, special education, instructional technology, reading and early childhood special education. For more information, call 253-535-7280.

Master Teachers of Music
July 20 - 24
Two undergraduate and graduate Master Teachers of Music workshops are offered this summer at PLU. The first -- Orff -- utilizes the Orff Schulwerk process of music education, an active approach emphasizing speech, singing, movement, instrument playing and creativity. The second -- World Cultures -- explores music in a global framework, cross-culturally, and as part of the fabric of daily life. It also presents practical and teachable music and arts activities that can be used as part of language arts, social studies and other academic subjects. For more information, call 253-535-7602.

New educational administration 'cohort' programs underway
New "cohort" programs for certification and master's plus certification in educational administration are being developed. For information on these programs, which offer reduced-rate tuition, call the PLU School of Education, 253-535-7272 or Myra Baughman, 253-535-7285.


Precollege Students

Middle College bridges high school and college
June 20 - July 31
PLU's Middle College allows incoming high school seniors and 1998 graduates to get an early start on a successful college career. This six-week summer program helps students sharpen learning skills while earning eight to 10 regular, transferable semester hours of college credit. Furthermore, the program helps make college-level study easier as students work with PLU professors and college student tutors. Interesting and contemporary topics are incorporated into the program, which emphasizes basic skills integral to the college experience -- written and oral communication, study skills and mathematics.
      New this year is the integration of approximately seven high school students who have successfully completed the Upward Bound program and will be using PLU's Middle College as a capstone experience.
      For more information on Middle College, call Rick Seeger at 253-535-8786.

Summer Scholars Program attracts gifted high school students nationwide
July 12 - 31
Parents, schools and community leaders may nominate academically gifted incoming high school juniors and seniors for the opportunity to attend PLU's Summer Scholars Program, which has been a popular offering at PLU since 1983. The students can choose either science or creative writing classes where they spend six hours each weekday and subsequently earn four college credits. The students also experience college life first-hand by living in a residence hall, eating cafeteria food and taking field trips, both class-related and extracurricular. For more information, call 253-535-7129.

Leading, following, serving, celebrating together--in new Rainbow of Gifts program
July 26 - 30
Young people from diverse cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds who have leadership characteristics are invited to take part in Rainbow of Gifts, a special, multicultural youth-leadership training school. Although the emphasis is on nurturing leadership among young Lutherans of diverse backgrounds, members of other worshipping communities are welcome. The new program is a rich mix of stimulating speakers, practical workshops, cross-cultural sharing, lively worship and a fiesta.
      The program, sponsored by PLU and ELCA, is open to those entering ninth grade to young adulthood. Due to generous grants, the cost is $100, which includes room, board and program fees. Scholarships are also available. Call 1-800-755-5831 or 206-624-0093 for more information.


Performing Arts

Ready, set, action! New musical theatre workshop at PLU
June 22 - Aug. 2
New to PLU this summer is a community-based musical theatre workshop comprising three areas of performance -- movement and dance, musical theatre, and musical production. The first focuses on ballet, jazz and stage combat; the second emphasizes genre studies within a musical theatre form; the third workshop offers a chance to learn all aspects of the production of a musical, as well as an opportunity for an acting role. It is open to PLU students (who will earn two credit hours), as well as high school students, PLU alums and community members. Call 253-535-7708 for more information.

Northwest Band Camp offers unique experience
July 12 - 17
Pacific Lutheran University's third annual Northwest Band Camp features Raydell Bradley, conductor and director of bands at PLU, along with other outstanding faculty and staff to help with individual instruction and private lessons. Students have the opportunity to attend classes in music history, music appreciation, jazz, reed-making, instrument repair and conducting. In addition, students will be delighted with a concert performance each evening of the camp. For more information, call 253-535-7602.

New jazz performance seminar offered
June 29 - July 3
New to PLU is a Jazz Performance Seminar, offering intensive study in the areas of jazz improvisation, jazz theory and small combo performance. (Combos are grouped according to ability.) Master classes and private instruction are given by prominent Northwest professional musicians. The seminar is open to all high school and university instrumental musicians. Call 253-535-7602.


Summer Calendar of Events

JUNE 17
Strawberry Festival
Show Brazil (Afro-Brazilian Rhythms)
Red Square, $2

JULY 20
Coffee Festival
Quichua Mashis (Andean folk group)
Red Square, free

"Global Warming"
Environmental expert featured
7 pm, University Center, Chris Knutzen Hall, free

JULY 22
Raspberry Festival
Gentleman Jugglers
Red Square, $2

AUGUST 12
Peach Festival
Kids' Extravaganza
(clowns, balloon makers, face painters)
Red Square, $2


Alumni Summer Events

Mariners vs. Oakland A's
June 21
Treat dad to a great game on Father's Day with other PLU alumni, parents and friends as the Seattle Mariners take on the Oakland A's. Game time is 1:35 pm in the Kingdome. Adult tickets are $18. Call 253-535-7415 or 800-ALUM-PLU.

Rainiers vs. Redbirds
Aug. 2
Do you like your baseball better outdoors? Come join other alumni, parents and friends of PLU at Cheney Stadium for an afternoon of sun and baseball as the Tacoma Rainiers meet the Memphis Redbirds. Tickets are $4. Call 253-535-7415 or 800-ALUM-PLU.


KPLU Summer Events

For the latest update on events visit KPLU's website at www.KPLU.org or call the KPLU jazz hotline, 206-292-JASS.

The Mosquito Fleet offers Orca whale watch cruises to the San Juan Islands every weekend during the summer. Tell them KPLU sent you, and a portion of your ticket benefits KPLU. For more information and reservations, call 1-800-325-ORCA.

Seattle International Film Festival
May 21 - June 14

The Bill Ramsay/Milt Kleeb Band
June 1
at Jazz Alley, tickets are $10.
Call 282-7028.

Reduced Shakespeare
June 4
at Empty Space Theater.
Meal and beer-tasting at Hales.

The Art of Jazz Series: Brad Mehldau
June 11
5:30-7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, First Avenue Lobby, tickets are $6

Evening celebrating 10 years of bad car advice on Car Talk
June 20

Centrum Port Townsend Country Blues Festival
June 26 - 27
Alvin Youngblood Hart, Saffire and the Uppity Blues Women

Starbucks 8th Annual Caffe Cruise Jazz Series
July 12 - Oct. 4

Centrum Jazz
July 24 - 26
Port Townsend

Whad'Ya Know
August 14
St. Michelle Winery

Tacoma Blues and Brews Festival
August 29
2-10 pm, Cheney Stadium

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