by Drew Brown, online editor
It's been an eventful summer at PLU, and Encore! readers saw everything from May Commencement to Jazz Under the Stars in August, thanks to the summer photo album. You can catch up on the summer stories you missed and get the latest on PLU news, at the "This Week At PLU" link site, which is updated every Wednesday. Encore! introduced a new functional design over the summer, and now it's Scene's turn-see the newly designed online Scene, which can be found on main Encore! page. Keep those ideas and comments coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we hope you enjoy this edition. Here are some of the highlights:
The Web's best and brightest
Scene's changing, and so are many PLU Web sites. A new initiative is in the works to update PLU's Web presence, starting with a more informative and functional main page. Encore! looks at the future of PLU on the Web, surfs the new and improved www.plu.edu, and finds the PLU sites that are already on the cutting edge.
Fall photo album
Readers liked our summer photo album so much, Encore! is doing it again for fall: Convocation, Homecoming 2002, sports highlights, music concerts and events are sure to be some of the photographic highlights you can expect to see throughout the fall.
Loren Anderson and 2010
The study phase of PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction is reaching its conclusion, and there is plenty of new information on the Web. Along with updates, Encore! will give readers the opportunity to read the full reports from the Academic Distinction, Community, Fiscal Strategies and Identity/Constituency commissions.
Have you joined other alums in using the More Encore! section? In this, the third edition, More Encore! links users to more information on stories found in this edition of Scene. The latest local press on PLU's international education success, a look back at the historic PLU 2000: Embracing the 21st Century report, the Morken Center for Learning and Technology progress and images, a schedule and results from the developing fall sports season, and children's science writer Steve Kramer are only a few of the links this edition of More Encore! has.