Updated quarterly the Best of Scene is a collection of the most outstanding Scene stories from the past and present.
- Life Lessons - From shooting hoops to helping with math homework, about 100 PLU students mentor middle school students in a program called LIFE.
- International fellowship - Thu Nguyen is the first PLU student ever to win prestigious state department post-graduate fellowship to prepare for a life in foreign service.
- The candy men - With a generous amount of premium chocolate, a pinch of clever marketing and a dash of fun, alums manufacture success at Cocoa Pete’s Chocolate Adventures.
- Peace builder - Even after being wrongfully jailed by the Chinese government for 16 years, Sidney Rittenberg remains dedicated to fostering cooperation between China and the U.S.
- Going for gold - PLU student and Olympian Megan Quann takes a break from school to train for her second Olympic Games – and she aims for repeat gold.
- Intellectual freedom - Professor Samuel Torvend embraces the force field of intellectual freedom and encourages bold questioning of the status quo.
- Water Worries - Professor Charles Bergman’s new book efforts to bring back the Colorado river.
- African Tales - Professor Joanne Lisosky shares stories and lessons she learned during sabbatical in Africa.
- A remarkable new era - PLU 2010: The Next Level of Distinction sets forth the highest hopes for the future.
- Working for peace - Norway/Namibia project helps advance democracy and peace through work of students and professors at three universities
- Relief work - Graduate Cory Heins travels to some of the most remote spots in the world to bring aid to people in poverty stricken and war torn regions
- All that jazz - KPLU began as a tiny on-campus station and has grown into one of the most successful jazz and NPR stations in the country
- Reaching out - Former campus pastor Ron Vignec ministers to Tacoma’s diverse Salishan neighborhood and enlists students to help
- Back to school - Innovative programs allow more people to pursue education as a career and bring more teachers with different backgrounds into schools
- Building confidence - Professor Colleen Hacker’s books teaches tips for encouraging girls and women to be their best on and off the field
- Not for idiots - Professors Eric Nelson and Don Ryan have both written books in the “Idiot’s Guide” series, condensing complicated subjects into easy reading
- Playtime - “Mr. D,” graduate Darius Alexander, secures grant to revitalize recess by building a playground at Spanaway Elementary School