Reesa Nelson

Statement of Solidarity: Black Lives Matter

The Department of Communication at Pacific Lutheran University stands in solidarity with those demonstrating and protesting both here and around the country against the state violence repeatedly enacted against people of color generally, and Black Americans specifically. Breonna Taylor was shot to death in her…

#BetweenArtAndQuarantine Challenge

Earlier this spring, the Getty Museum issued a fun and interesting challenge on social media: recreate a famous artwork using only readily available household items. This idea was inspired by the Dutch Instagram account Between Art and Quarantine . Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook were flooded…

T.O.H. Karl Invitational Debate Tournament

Tournament Schedule Friday, January 31 Open Public Forum 3:30-5:00 pm – Round 1 5:00-6:30 pm – Round 2 6:30-8:00 pm – Round 3 8:00-9:30 pm – Round 4 All Other Debate 3:45-5:45 pm – Round 1 5:45-7:45 pm – Round 2 7:45-9:30 pm – Round…

Meet Dr. Marnie Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Communication!

Meet the Communications department’s most recent faculty member, Dr. Marnie Ritchie. Dr. Ritchie joined PLU in 2018 and has taught a variety of communications classes since then, from introductory communications to courses covering complex topics like gender and ethics. Dr. Ritchie’s other interests for her…

2019 Ruth Anderson Public Debate

Rents are rising in Tacoma and surrounding areas, becoming increasingly unaffordable for vulnerable populations. What should be done? Pacific Lutheran University‚Äôs Ruth Anderson Public Debate will examine the rising cost of housing in Tacoma and whether a policy for rent control should be instituted. Brandi…

Life Under Drones: A Scholarly and Research Symposium

Life Under Drones is the first of its kind: a gathering of leaders in scholarly, military, artistic, and technology industries to assess the influence of drones on contemporary life. Taking place September 18-19, 2019, Life Under Drones will feature keynotes presentations, panels, art installations, workshops,…