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Alumni News & Events. Football Reunion, Homecoming 2003 will celebrate 75 years of football Oct. 17-19

Football reunion highlights festivities

We invite all football Gladiators, Knights and Lutes to mark Oct. 17-19 on your calendar and encourage you to make plans to come home to PLU for Homecoming 2003: ATTAWAY! In addition to the annual class reunions – this year celebrating graduates of ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, and ’98 – we are excited to welcome all those involved in PLU football to a special reunion celebrating the program’s 75 years.

We hope you will come to campus in October to help honor head coaches, including Marv Tommervik, Marv Harshman and Frosty Westering; teams such as the 1947 Pear Bowl team, three NAIA and one NCAA national championship teams and many other people and events in PLU’s rich football history.

Coach Frost with his box of FrostyO's cereal

New Head coach Forrest "Frosty" Westering greeted the team in fall 1972. Westering shown here in a spoof of a breakfast cereal, came to PLU after successfully coaching stints at Parson's College (Iowa) and Lea College (Minnesota).

Pencil Us In

(Upcoming Events)

September 13  Tailgate Party at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif.
October 4   Tailgate Party at Linfield College, McMinnville, Ore.
October 11   Tailgate Party at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Ore.
October 17-19   Homecoming Weekend, campus
October 18   PLU GOLD Event (Graduates of the Last Decade), Puyallup
November 1   Tailgate Party at Willamette University, Salem, Ore.
November 7-9   Family Weekend, campus
December 5   Christmas Concert and PLU GOLD party at From The Bayou, Tacoma
December 6   Christmas Concert and Reception, Portland, Ore.
December 7   Christmas Concert and pre-concert Q Club Reception, campus
December 14   Christmas Concert and post-concert cocktail party Seattle


For more information: or call 800-ALUM-PLU


Attaway PLU Homecoming 2003



RHA Songfest
8 p.m., Olson Auditorium


ROTC Reunion Breakfast
6:30-8 a.m., University Center

Classes Without Quizzes
8 a.m.-3 p.m., various campus locations

University Chapel, Rev. Bill Kees ’65 speaker
10:30-11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
11 a.m.–1 p.m., University Center

Football Reunion Cookout
4:30-7:30 p.m., Olson Auditorium

75 Years of PLU Football
7 p.m., Olson Auditorium


College Workout Challenge
7:30 a.m., Olson Auditorium

Heritage Lecture
9 a.m., Xavier Hall
Kerstin Ringdahl, university archivist, and Ken Dunmire, former PLU photographer.

Alumni Swim Meet
10 a.m., Pool

Lute Camp for Kids
10 a.m., Red Square

Golden Club Brunch (Classes of 1953 and earlier)
10 a.m., Gonyea House

Class Reunion Brunches
10 a.m., University Center

Nursing Alumni Brunch
10 a.m., University Center

Football Reunion Brunch
10 a.m., Olson Auditorium

Football Game/Alumni Tent
12:30 p.m. tent; 1:30 p.m. game time

PLU GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Social
After the game. Location TBA

Homecoming Gala
6 p.m., Olson Auditorium
Our annual awards banquet for all alumni, combined with the reunion classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, and football alumni.

Homecoming Late Night Social
9 p.m., From The Bayou, Garfield Street


Homecoming Worship
11 a.m., Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Homecoming Brunch
Noon, University Center

Champagne Brunch for the 50th Class Reunion (Class of 1953)
Noon, Faculty House

Wind Ensemble Concert
4 p.m., Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Legacy Lutes: Children of grads carry on the PLU tradition

Fall is always an exciting time, as more than 850 new students arrive on campus. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes these Legacy Lutes—students who are children of PLU alumni. We recognize these alumni parents for their continued generational support and are thrilled to have them actively involved with their alma mater.

Legacy Lutes

New alumni directory in the works for publication in 2005

In an effort to bring alumni from around the globe together, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is preparing for publication the 2005 PLU Alumni Directory. Bernard C. Harris Publishing Company will produce this edition.

Questionnaires asking for information will soon be mailed. Please fill them out and return as soon as you receive them. Scheduled for release in the winter of 2005, this Alumni Directory will be the most up-to-date and complete reference of more than 30,000 Pacific Lutheran University grads ever compiled!

Previous editions of the directories have been well received by those who are trying to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

Alumni Profiles: ’World’s toughest race’ tests stamina through the jungles of Fiji


Picture Perfect

PLU Friends

These PLU friends from the class of 1992 still gather monthly to celebrate birthdays and other special events. From left, Tawnya Nelson (Brown) of Lake Tapps, Cami Pryzbylski (Kenoyer) of Federal Way, Lindsay Elston (Nichol) of Beaux Arts, Michelle Hammons (Jackson) of Seattle, Kristin DiBella (Cooper) of Maple Valley and Greta Dunn (Niehaus) of Kirkland. Not pictured is Tonjia Fagerland of Dallas, Texas.


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