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More people than ever using alumni online community

Since its debut in July 2003, the online community has grown steadily, and now registers about 50 new members every month. There are more than 3,500 alumni registered and using the services. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations hopes to register 100 users per month by May.

Access to the community requires a validation number, which can be found above your name on the label of this Scene. It is also available by contacting the alumni office via email at

The online community has many free features, including a database with 33,000 alumni names. Many users have found old friends through the online community. Users are able to change contact information and may choose whether to make it public.

Users also can choose a unique permanent e-mail address ending in When an alum uses his or her new permanent e-mail address, PLU’s community forwards all mail directly to their regular account. It’s a convenient way for alumni to show their Lute Pride and has even been used on business cards.

Other features include a career-mentoring center that allows alumni to make themselves available as experts in a chosen field. It is an online version of LuteLink, which tries to connect alumni to students looking for career advice or information.

A yellow pages section is also available, allowing Lutes to find alumni-owned businesses and services.

You can join the growing number of registered alumni today by going to and clicking on the “New User” button under Join the Click.

Denver alumni spend Homecoming together by ‘Homestaying’

Alumni from the Denver area celebrated homecoming together – and even attended the game, virtually – at a Connection Council event. All Denver-area Lutes with an e-mail address on file received an invitation to attend a “Homestaying” party and barbecue at the home of Jessica ’01 and Greg ’00 Pickett. Thanks to the wonders of modern Web technology and the Lutecast team, those gathered were able to listen to the PLU-UPS football game being played halfway across the country.

Connection Councils are being formed across the country. If you are interested in becoming a member of a team in one of the areas listed below, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations:

  • Anchorage
  • Los Angeles or San Francisco
  • Denver
  • East Coast
  • Honolulu
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Twin Cities, Minn.
  • Billings, Kalispell or Missoula, Mont.
  • Bend, Eugene, Salem or
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Seattle or Tacoma
  • Everett or Mt. Vernon, Wash.
  • Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee or
  • Tri-Cities, Wash.

Pencil Us In

Upcoming events

January 24-31
University Symphony Orchestra Tour, receptions in Eastern Washington and Montana

February 5
Alaska Connections Event - Anchorage

February 25
PLU GOLD volunteer event - Seattle

February 26
Montana Connections Event - Big Fork

February 27
Montana Connections Event - Missoula

February 28
Montana Connections Event - Billings

March 26
Hawaii Connections Event - Honolulu

March 31- April 3
Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Tour with receptions in Western Washington and Canada

April 22-23
Spring Alumni Board Meetings

April 23
Spring Parents Council Meeting

For more information: or call 800-ALUM-PLU.


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