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PLU wins Pan-American Debating Championships

PLU returned victorious from the Pan-American Debating Championships March 10-12 at the University of La Verne in Pomona, Calif., where debaters from universities nationwide and more than nine different countries gathered for divisions in English and Spanish Worlds Style debate. In a difficult final round…

MediaLab film “Changing Currents” receives awards in multiple categories

MediaLab, the applied research and media services program at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), received a total of six awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from the Accolade Global Film Competition of Southern California for the new documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers.” “Changing Currents,”…

Just a spark: Student-faculty research explores technology and argument

Student writes of her student-faculty research experience Kaitlyn Hall is a senior  Communication and Spanish major.   We study the past and the present to inform the future. Student-faculty research offers one of the university’s most valuable opportunities for collaboration and innovation, bringing together academics of…

Fourth annual Ruth Anderson Public Debate talks third-party vote

Students and experts debate October 4 Members of the Pacific Lutheran University Speech and Debate team will partner with local policy experts on Oct. 4 to publicly debate the potential benefits and pitfalls of voting for a third party in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic Communication…

Lutes shine at Northwest Emmys

Lutes were out in full force at the Northwest Emmy® Awards Ceremony on June 4, at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Ray Heacox ’76 took home two honors, an induction to the Silver Circle and an Emmy for Overall Excellence for his work with…

“These Four Years” premieres on campus April 28

These Four Years, MediaLab’s newest documentary, will have its on-campus premiere Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Studio Theater. The film has recently received both the Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition of Southern California and a National Broadcasting Society Award in the documentary…

Student travels to NYC to speak on media convergence

PLU is on the forefront of journalism standards Samantha Lund is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism. Her studies focus on multimedia journalism. In March, Lund gave a presentation in New York City regarding her capstone research on media convergence. Every year, the…

MediaLab recognized for latest documentary on higher education

MediaLab receives an Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition of Southern California and the Grand Prize in the documentary category in the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Electronic Media Competition. MediaLab received two awards for its most recent documentary film, These Four Years. The documentary, which…

Speech and Debate wins big at Willamette

The T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum took home first place this weekend at the 2016 annual Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Debate tournament on Feb. 27 and 28. After competing against 52 teams comprised of students from all over the nation, as well as against international teams…