Center for Community Engagement & Service

CCES Events

5:30- 6:30 p.m Ramstad 205

Hispanic Studies and CCES are offering a new Alternative Spring Break course: The Borderlands/La Frontera: Border Immersion in Texas and New Mexico. In this course, we will deepen our understanding of the liminal space of the US-Mexico border through an immersion experience in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Students will learn significant cultural, geographical, economic and historical contexts of the US-Mexico border through readings from different disciplines.

The course will take place during PLU’s Spring Break from March 21-28, 2014. The estimated cost is $1,250 (includes airfare, all meals, transportation, and housing). Scholarships and fundraising will be available. The course can be taken for 1 credit in WMGS, GLST, HISP and GenEd for this course. Applications through the Wang Center website are due December 1, 2014.

Omm, Library & Athletics

Spead the love by donating peanut butter at Omm, Library or Athletics.

Saturday November 1st, 2014.
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Ticket sales close on Oct. 24th! 

Our theme this year is Masquerade! Don't forget to wear a fancy masquerade mask. Our colors this year are elegant black, white, and silver. 

We have several opportunities for you to volunteer, including the morning and day of the event, as well as many spots for the event itself. Without you, the Gayla just won't be as wonderful. Interested? Contatc J.C. at
November 4 and Thursday, November 13
We need your help...5th graders are coming to PLU! Join us as we invite 150 fifth graders to campus on Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 13! Kids will get a glimpse of what it is like to attend college, take mini courses taught by students, staff and faculty, take a tour of the campus and eat lunch with college students! We need 20 PLU students to help serve as campus guides.

Are you available on Tuesday, November 4 or Thursday, November 13 from 9:55am-11:40am and/or 11:50am-1:35pm?

Please email if you are interested in helping!
Wednesday, Nov. 5th 3:30-5:30
 Trinity Lutheran Church Garden of Edible Grace - 509 121st St.

Help us clean up the garden for winter and set up some new garden beds! Wear clothes that can be wet/dirty and we will provide gloves and tools.

Email Rachel Haxtema: with any questions. 

The campus chapter has upcoming build dates: 
October 25th, November 8th and December 13th. 8:30am to 4:00pm 

Transportation will be provided, and we ask that you are prepared to bring your own sack lunch and water.

If you would like to volunteer on the upcoming build day, Saturday October 11th please click here

To volunteer, you NEED to attend a H4H Safety Orientation before you build. Orientation times and dates are: Wed. 10/22 - 10:30 am (Xavier 150), Thurs. 10/23 - 7:00pm (AUC 133)

Email if you have questions!

We are getting a group of 10 students on Saturday, November 22nd to come and build at The Woods development! This event is a part of the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We will be working alongside individuals who have received houses from Habitat and those who are awaiting a house. It will be loads of fun!


If you have an interest in domestic study away opportunities that focus on Tacoma and State issues, the Wang Center still has openings in two WA State J'Term Study Away courses.
Here are the details:
Neah Bay and Tacoma 

For more information please email
Pat Bieber :