PLU alum returns to Namibia to research infections and teach marimba
Biology major Elizabeth Larios ’21 was awarded a Fullbright scholarship for her work in Namibia. When she was in fourth grade, Larios wanted to be a neurosurgeon. That’s when her class took a field trip to a science museum and Larios saw an exhibit about…
Student-athlete finds a community more than 2,600 miles from home
Rylie Wada ’25, a nursing major from Honolulu, Hawaii, shares her experience finding community on the mainland. The softball player says she’s fortunate to have found a home at PLU in the classroom and field. Why did you choose to attend PLU? I really wanted…
PLU interns combat climate change one tree at a time
A group of PLU students interning with the Tacoma Tree Foundation spent the summer increasing the number of trees in the city to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and heat during the summer months and improving the livelihoods of those who live in urban areas. The…
PLU music majors produce free music camp
It’s a warm summer morning and the scent of scrambled eggs drifts from the kitchen at Trinity Lutheran Church into an adjoining room where more than a dozen campers busily make beaded jewelry. Ranging from second to sixth grade, the kids are participants in the…
PLU students present ‘The War of the Worlds’
Theatre major Zivia Rich ’24 loves a good story. She is especially fond of them in the form of a radio show or podcast. Growing up, the Seattle-area native spent much of her time listening to KUOW, their local National Public Radio station. “We have…
PLU Honors Dia de los Muertos
Día de Los Muertos is a joyful celebration that gives us a chance to honor our loved ones who have passed and to connect with our community. This year, Ash Bechtel ’24 shares what Dia de los Muertos means to her and how the PLU…
Around the PNW: Rock-climbing in Central Washington
Join PLU student videographer Matt Shaps ’24 as he travels with Outdoor Rec on an epic rock-climbing adventure in Vantage, Washington. Learn about Outdoor Rec’s upcoming day and weekend trips at plu.edu/recreations/outdoor-rec.
Around the PNW: Evening hike to Mt. Rainier
Did you know that PLU is the closest university to Mt. Rainier? The majestic mountain can be seen from some spots on campus. Check out student photographer Emma Stafki as she shares a recent evening hike up the mountain.
First-year student athletes share their experience at PLU
PLU student-athletes Sarah Midimo and Chloe Froeschner share their experience as first-years. Froeschner is from Iowa City, Iowa, and is majoring in graphic design and communication. Midimo is from Tacoma and is majoring in psychology.
Get involved with PLU Clubs
Campus life is about getting involved, building relationships, and taking advantage of what our campus community offers. Here’s a look at PLU’s 2022 Engagement Fair, where incoming Lutes met Lute leaders, signed up for clubs, and learned about Parkland community resources. Learn more at: plu.edu/clubs/club-list