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September 2, 2011

The Olympian: PLU yard sale to help Tacoma girl with autism

August 31, 2011

Queen Anne News: Ballard High prepares to "attack the gaps": Principal spearheading new program to help more students

August 25, 2011

Juneau Empire: Author returns to Alaska for fish and stories

August 12, 2011

Tacoma Weekly: Coffee cafe doubles as 'Parkland's living room': PLU students love Northern Pacific Coffee Company

June 20, 2011

The News-Review: Childbirth educator assures expectant parents: Being a nurse satisfies Maria Stoddard's desire to help others

June 17, 2011

The Olympian: Gifted voice wows opera world

May 20, 2011

Tacoma Weekly: A 'spark' of hope: Archbishop Desmond Tutu offers inspiration, hope to Tacoma

May 15, 2011

The News Tribune: In final US speech, Desmond Tutu urges youth to activism

May 14, 2011

The Olympian: Nurse's $15 million donation is PLU's largest ever

May 13, 2011

The Olympian: 'You are God's partner,' Nobel laureate says

May 3, 2011

The Chronicle: Metropolitan Opera Singer Angela Meade Returns to Her Roots

April 15, 2011

The Tacoma Weekly: Earth Week is April 17-23

April 8, 2011

The Tacoma Weekly: PLU creates space for students of diverse faiths

April 2011

South Sound Magazine: Craftsman Unknown: Carving Meaning from Clay

March 17, 2011

Fort Lewis Ranger: Student Soldiers: Shingin a light on Pacific Lutheran University's ROTC program

March 3, 2011

Tacoma Daily Index: 50 exhibitors slated for South Sound Sustainability Expo

March 1, 2011

PR Newswire: Dollars for Scholars Holding 50th Anniversary Regional Conference at PLU

Feb. 28, 2011

Insurance News: REI Appoints Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Feb. 24, 2011

NorthwestMilitary.com: ROTC unit nabs award

Feb. 20, 2011

The News Tribune: A rainforest of percussion in Tacoma

Feb. 13, 2011

The News Tribune: They will listen, learn and perhaps make a difference

Feb. 11, 2011

The Tacoma Weekly: PLU Power: Lutes look to grab a spot in playoffs

Feb. 11, 2011

The Tacoma Weekly: City Briefs: Peace prize nominations sought

Feb. 10, 2011

The Bellingham Herald: Tickets on sale Friday for event with Desmond Tutu

Feb. 10, 2011

Longview Daily News: Concert series celebrates lives and work of local couple

Feb. 09, 2011

Cashmere Valley Record: El Gran Hombre: My travels into the Amazon

Feb. 04, 2011

Norwegian American Weekly (source PLU University Communications): Working towards peace

Jan. 20, 2011

The Santa Barbara Independent: Lois Capps: Accidental Congresswoman to Political Powerhouse

Jan. 11, 2011

The News Tribune: True grit: Klein is PLU's 'toughest kid'

Dec. 24, 2010

Daily Sun News: Human trafficking battle takes Sunnyside High grad to South Africa

Dec. 16, 2010

Tacoma Weekly: PLU junior's voice to be heard on TVs across America

Dec. 10, 2010

Daily Sun News: Fight against human trafficking topic of special presentation

Dec. 6, 2010

Pacific Lutheran University concert accents peace at Christmastime

Nov. 12, 2010

The Everett Herald: Jordan Davison College Athlete of the Week

Oct. 31, 2010

Willamette Athletics: Rowing Participates in Portland Fall Classic

Oct. 31, 2010

Boxscore News: Seattle U Men's Basketball Opens 2010-11 Season with Exhibition Victory, 121-91

Oct. 31, 2010

The News Tribune: Fourth-quarter rally lifts Lutes to 35-23 win in Oregon

Oct. 28, 2010

Evening Magazine: Coach Frosty Westering named 'Washingtonian of the Year'

Oct. 23, 2010

The News Tribune: PLU's Scott Westering faces biggest test yet - Linfield

Oct. 21, 2010

The News Tribune: State honor for Frosty

Oct. 20, 2010

State of Washington News Release: Association of Washington Generals to bestow "Washingtonian of the Year" award to retired PLU Coach Frosty Westering at annual banquet

Oct. 13, 2010

Weekly Volcano: PLU photography students are finalists in regional competition

Oct. 12, 2010

Tacoma Weekly: Lutes Voted into Top 25

Oct. 10, 2010

The News Tribune: Lutes' trick-play touchdown leaves Pirates feeling blue

Oct. 10, 2010

Salem-news.com: Boxers Stay in 1st with Hard-Fought Win over Bruins

Oct. 7, 2010

The News Tribune: From book signing, classical music to nightlife music, your choice

Oct. 6, 2010

NewbergGraphic.com: Puget Sound, PLU show GFU no mercy

Sept. 18, 2010

Seattle Times: PLU benefactor dies
Karen Phillips’ $12 million donation helped with scholarships and major projects around campus, including the construction of the Morken Center.

Sept. 7, 2010

The News Tribune: For Rasmussen, there’s no place like home at PLU
The late afternoon sun hit the mountain just right, illuminating it in a way that Scott Westering couldn’t ignore. He began to lead the PLU football players in song.

Aug. 22, 2010

Parade: Parade’s College A-List
PLU was listed on the A-List as one of the top schools for internship opportunities.

Aug. 19, 2010

The News Tribune: Need a ride? Palmer and Buchert await
PLU is home to the first local Zips Cars.

Aug. 15, 2010

The News Tribune : PLU’s changing face
PLU demographics and students attending the university are reflecting statewide trends. PLU continues to grow into a more diverse place with its international focus

Aug. 12, 2010

The Tacoma Weekly: Election 2010: Franklin’s departure changes landscape in 29th District
PLU staff member Jonathan Johnson is running as a democratic candidate for the 29th District. He provides instruction and technical support for faculty and staff at PLU.

Aug. 8, 2010

The Olympian: Dynasty Detective: PLU professor’s career spans thousands of years back to ancient Egypt
A feature story about the life, travels and career of PLU professor and Egyptologist Don Ryan.

    July 12, 2010 - Seattle Times: An 'Unconventional Archaeologist' in our midst

Aug. 4, 2010

The Oregonian: From Centralia to center-stage diva at the Met
Former PLU voice instructor is a rising opera star.

July 20, 2010

Monroe Monitor and Valley News: Inslee, Larsen face challengers in fall election
PLU alum and incumbent democrat Rick Larsen in the Washington Congressional District 2 is faced by some opponents in the upcoming election.

    July 3, 2010 - Seattle TImes: 2nd Congressional District: Koster, incumbent Larsen focus on economy – very differently

July 19, 2010

The News Tribune: PLU’s MediaLab film wins Emmy honor
“Point of Entry: Migrating to North America” was MediaLab’s latest film in a series of Canadian/U.S. film topics and recently won “Award of Excellence” as a runner-up award in the 2010 Emmy competition.

July 12, 2010

The Business Examiner: 2010 40 Under Forty winners
Business Examiner's 40 Under Forty program recognizes outstanding South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40.

  • PLU grad Aaron Jacobs is the president and co-founder of Reel Extras, which has grown into the largest casting service in the Northwest.
  • PLU grad Rachel Cardwell is the Community Engagement Manager at University of Puget Sound. Before that, she worked for The Nonprofit     Center, Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral Network and Hilltop Artists in Residence.

July 2, 2010

Port Orchard Independent: SK’s Nass in a class all by himself
PLU grad and South Kitsap wrestling coach Chad Nass wins 2010 Coach of the Year. He said he learned his approach from his PLU coach, Chris Wolfe.

July 1, 2010

Tigard-Tualatin Times: Watt rides bus, begins pro baseball dream
PLU student Trey Watt, former pitcher for PLU baseball, was added to the bullpen of the Rookie Pioneer League team the Missoula Osprey.

June 30, 2010

The News Tribune: PLU choir finalist in YouTube competition
PLUtonic made it as a finalist video open for voting in the America’s Got Talent YouTube competition

June 24, 2010

The Tacoma Weekly: Six Decades of Song
PLU alum from 1951 retires as a music teacher after 59 years of teaching music to thousands of local kids.

June 18, 2010

Centralia Chronicle: Dominick Courcy Heads to PLU
New incoming student came to PLU after finding out it was the perfect fit, thanks to PLU alum and former baseball player Geoff Gabler.

June 8, 2010

The Daily Inter Lake: Musicians cash in with coffee jingle
PLU student Jenny Snipstead along with others won a national Folgers Coffee jingle contest and was awarded a $25,000 check.

May 31, 2010

The News Tribune: We remember and honor our South Sound heroes
PLU alum Lt. Brian Bradshaw was killed in Afghanistan June 25, 2009.

May 31, 2010

The News Tribune: ‘It’s a wonderful way to close a chapter’
PLU students graduate at the Tacoma Dome.

May 6, 2010

The Tacoma Weekly: LollaPLUza’s revival continues in Parkland
Feature about PLU’s annual LollaPLUza event.