PLU Lectures, Presentations & Workshops

Learning doesn’t end when you graduate! PLU alumni continue their quest for knowledge, engagement, and critical thinking as they explore new ideas, challenge their beliefs, and listen to new perspectives from diverse groups. We are excited to offer lectures, conferences, and workshops that are open to the community. See upcoming opportunities and past lectures below.

Upcoming Events

Our Need for Useless Rest and Reflection

July 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM (Zoom)

A moment of reflection while looking at a body of water and sunset.

Dag Hammarskjöld: Servant of Peace

September 18, 2024 7:00 PM
In-person and virtual

Dag Hammarskjöld: Servant of Peace

Luther’s Surprising View of Political Engagement

October 9, 2024 4:00 PM (Zoom)

Bust sculpture of Luther outside of Karen Hille Phillips at Pacific Lutheran University.

Preparing for Death, the Last Calling in Life

Nov. 4, 2024 at 4:00 PM (Zoom)

The First Santa Lucia

Dec. 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM
In-person and virtual

Past Lectures & Presentations

Steen Family Symposium

Schnackenberg Lecture

Natalie Mayer & Rafael Lemkin Lecture

Wang Symposium

The Matter of Loneliness - Wang Center Symposium 2024

Rachel Carson Lecture

Powell Heller Conference

Dale Benson Lecture

Lutheran Studies Conference


Continuing Education at Pacific Lutheran University offers a variety of professional development courses and programs to meet the needs of business professionals and life-long learners. Discounts for the workshops below are available for PLU alumni, students and current employees. Contact Continuing Education at prior to registering for the discount code.

School Nursing workshops at PLU

The Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL) provides excellent continuing education and professional development for nurses and other interested health care professionals. We offer multiple programs that provide the opportunity to gain contact hours and clock hours.