Two PLU communication professors win top awards

Two PLU communication professors, Dr. Justin Eckstein and Dr. Amy Young, received top paper awards at the recent National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C. of Forensics Dr. Justin Eckstein’s paper, “Yellow Rain: Radiolab and the Acoustics of Strategic Maneuvering” highlighted what Eckstein calls “the…

PLU students work election night

It might have been a sleepy election this year, but for some ambitious PLU students election night 2013 was a night to remember. More than a dozen students from PLU’s communication program worked election night for the News Tribune, KOMO and KCPQ. They produced online…

Pi Kappa Delta Hall of Fame recognizes one of PLU’s own

by Kortney Scroger ’14   As chair of the Communication and Theatre Department and PLU professor of more than three decades, Dr. Michael Bartanen is well known around campus. What may not be as well known are his ties to the oldest national collegiate speech…

Peace and Conflict students shed light on Reconciliation Day

On Thursday, April 11th from 9-10pm, the MBR Amphitheater will transform into a glowing globe. As part of Reconciliation Day, students are encouraged to place a candle on a conflict or peace-building effort that is taking place in the world. Alongside peers, faculty and fellow…

MediaLab Film Examines “Compassion Fatigue”

People who are repeatedly exposed to tragedy and trauma, such as health care workers, fire fighters and law enforcement officers, may be susceptible to a condition known as “compassion fatigue, “according to a new documentary produced by PLU’s MediaLab. “Overexposed: The Cost of Compassion,” makes…