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Curt ’98, Sara (Zak ‘96), and Carlie Strom travel from
Woodbridge, VA. to the PLU Connections event in
On June 16, Lutes gathered in
Washington, D.C., for an East Coast
PLU Connections Event.
The event began with an after-hours
tour at the National Building Museum. Built in
1887 to house the Pension Bureau, this marvel of
engineering and architectural design went on to house
several government agencies before becoming a
museum in 1985. The tour ended in the pension
commissioner’s suite where PLU alumni, parents and
friends were addressed by PLU President Loren
Anderson and U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen. Larsen, a
freshman congressman representing the 2 nd District of
the State of Washington, and his wife Tiia Karlen, are
both 1987 PLU graduates. The evening ended with a
reception at Nick and Stephs restaurant.
Proud Parent News
Suzanne Simmelink ’72 of Gaithersburg, Md. and
Norman Forness ’58 of Gettysburg, Pa., visit with PLU
Professors Peter Grosvenor and Solveig C. Robinson
during recent East Coast PLU Connection event.
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is
proud to announce that two great events are being
planned for PLU Parents and Family members this
year. More information will be sent to you, but if
you don’t hear from us, please contact us! We hope
to see you at one or both of these great events!
Proud PLU Parent Day
Saturday, Nov. 10
11 a.m.—Tailgate Party
1:30 p.m.—PLU-UPS Football Game
Friday, March 1—Sunday, March 3
Choir of the West Reunion
75-YEAR LEGACY: Choir of the West celebration will
include looking back at the first choir, directed by Joseph
Edwards in 1927.
Homecoming 2001 will include a celebration of the
75th year legacy of the Choir of the West. All former
members of this great ensemble are encouraged to
come home Oct. 12-14. If you have not received information
regarding this reunion, please contact us so
that we can add you to our mailing list. The Choir of
the West schedule of events is included in the Homecoming
schedule shown on this page. To register,
complete the Homecoming Registration Form that
comes by mail (1980-2001 grads must register online
or call the Alumni office for a registration brochure)
or by logging on to the Alumni Web site and registering
online. If you have questions, please give us a call.
We are expecting a large crowd and a fabulous weekend,
so don’t be left out—sign up today!