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eNews Upcoming Events – May 2015

Alumni

School of Nursing Reception
May 7, 2015 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside
1200 Westlake Ave
North Seattle, WA 98109

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Commencement
May 23, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Tacoma Dome

Art

Senior Exhibition
April 22 – May 24
Location: University Gallery

Athletics

Rowing hosts Meyer Lamberth Cup
Saturday, May 2 – 9 a.m.
Location: American Lake

Baseball hosts UPS vs Linfield
Saturday, May 2 – 10 a.m.
Location: PLU Tournament

Baseball vs Linfield
Saturday, May 2 – 1 p.m.
Location: PLU Tournament

Baseball vs Puget Sound
Saturday, May 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: PLU Tournament

Baseball hosts Linfield vs George Fox
Sunday, May 3 – 11 a.m.
Location: PLU Tournament

Baseball vs George Fox
Sunday, May 3 – 3 p.m.
Location: PLU Tournament

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field
NCAA Track & Field Championships
May 21-23, 2015
Location: Canton, NY

Women’s Rowing
NCAA Championships
May 27-30, 2015
Location: Sacramento, CA

Lectures

World of Sweets in Washington State
Tuesday, May 12
10:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Location: Garfield Book Company Community Room

From bienenstich to bánh xu xê, marzipan to mochi, each of the sweets we enjoy across Washington State reveals something of our shared history and culture. These sweet stories of migration and culture change are the subject of an illustrated talk by Julia Harrison titled “A World of Sweets in Washington State.”
During this mouth-watering and thought-provoking presentation, Harrison will invite students to savor the ways in which sweets show how individuals and communities celebrate, adapt, and interact. Served with a side of political, economic, and religious history, this look at our region’s sweetest treats is anything but sugar-coated.
Registration at the door -$15
PLU students, staff and faculty may attend without charge.

David Zarefsky Lecture
Thursday, May 14
6-7p.m.
Location: Xavier 201: Philip A. Nordquist Lecture Hall

The Forensics tradition stretches back to the ancient Greeks and the dissoi logoi literally translated: contrasting arguments. Considering all perspectives helped students’ strengthen their arguments, while becoming more empathetic with their opponent. The capacity to master multiple perspectives is a central tenet of contemporary forensics. Dr. David Zarefskey, one of the foremost argumentation scholars in the world, will bring his expertise to campus this spring to talk about the importance of forensics.

Speak, Parrot
Monday, May 18
10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Location: Garfield Book Company Community Room

Professor Charles Bergman, Ph.D., traveled to Uganda as part of a four person team to release confiscated and rescued African grey parrots back to the wild. Come hear the story of how Bergman worked with Dr. Jane Goodall on this project. March 26th 10:30 – 12:30 at the Garfield Book Company at PLU. $15 (PLU students, staff and faculty admitted free.)

Music

Steel Pan and Percussion Ensemble
Friday, May 1
8-9:30 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Studio Series: Steel Pan and Percussion Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Miho Takekawa. Selections to include: Mambo In Miami by Aramando Peraza, arr. Matt Duback; Layers by Alan Keown; 2 + 1 For Marmiba Duo by Ivan Trevino; and much more. Free admission, no tickets.

Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble
Saturday, May 2
12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Studio Series: Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble, under the direction Jennifer Rhyne. Selections will include: Trio by Harald Genzmer; Jour d’Ete a la Montagne by Eugene Bozza; Quartet de Flautes by Peter John Bacchus and Slovenian Sonata on Folk Themes by Blaz Puchihar. Free admission, no tickets.

Guitar Ensembles
Sunday, May 3
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Studio Series: PLU Guitar Ensemble and Orchestra under the direction Elizabeth C.D. Brown will perform a Tribute to the Americas and Spain. Selections to include: Un Dia de Noviembre by Leo Brouwer; Awaken, Por ti mi Corazon and La Pajarera by Mark Anthony Cruz and much more. Free admission, no tickets.

Jazz Combos in the Cave
Tuesday, May 5
5:30-6:30p.m.
Location: The Cave, Anderson University Center

Studio series: Jazz Combos “Final Exam” Concert under the direction of David Deacon-Joyner and Saxophone Quartets Concert perform in the Cave, Anderson University Center. Selections will include Diffusion by Gordon L. Goodwin; Quatuor, Op. 109 (1932) by Alesander Glazunov; Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Fats Waller; Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham; St. James Infirmary by Joe Primrose; Monk’ Dream by Thelonious Monk and many more. Free admission, no tickets.

University Concert Band
Wednesday, May 6
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Band Series: University Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Gerhardstein, will perform selections to include: Kirkpatrick Fanfare by Andrew Boysen, Jr.; Earth Song by Frank Ticheli; Hypnotic Fireflies by Brian Balmages and much more. Free admission, no tickets.

Piano Ensemble
Thursday, May 6
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Studio Series: Piano Ensemble Oksana Ezhokina, Director. Free admission, no tickets.

PLUtonic-HERmonic Concert
Friday, May 8
5:30-6:30p.m.
Location: Amphitheater, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Student series: PLUtonic and HERmonics perform in the amphitheater. Rain backup will be in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Free admission, no tickets.

University Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 10
3-4:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Band Series: University Wind Ensemble

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. Tickets: $8 general admission/ $5 senior citizen (55+) & alumni / free PLU community, students, 18 and under.
Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253) 535-7411.

University Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, May 12
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Orchestra Series: University Symphony Orchestra. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 senior citizens (55+), $3 alumni, free PLU community, 18 and under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253) 535-7411.

String Kaleidoscope
Wednesday, May 13
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Studio Series: String Kaleidoscope. Free admission, no Tickets

Mirari Brass Concert
Monday, May 18
8-9:30p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center

Artists Series: Guest artists “Mirari Brass” perform.
Tickets: $8 general admission/ $5 senior citizens (55+), alumni / free PLU community, students, 18 and under. Tickets available through the PLU Concierge Desk (253) 535-7411.

Theatre

Into the Woods
May 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm and May 17 at 2 pm
Location: Eastvold Auditorium, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Jeff Clapp, Director | Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Playwrights

The Brothers Grimm hits Broadway with an epic fairytale. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring classic storybook characters together for a Tony Award-winning musical. The story follows a baker and his wife, who want to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn of a witch’s curse, they journey to break the spell. Their wishes are granted, but their actions return to haunt them.

Save the Date

PLU Night at the Nationals
May 23, 2015 – 4 p.m.
Washington, DC

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PLU Night at the Sounders
June 20, 2015 – 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA

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PLU Night at the Twins
July 30, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis, MN

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PLU Night at the Rainiers
August 28, 2015 – 7:05 p.m.
Tacoma, WA

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Homecoming
October 9-11, 2015