MediaLab Premiere – “Living on the Edge”

Living on the Edge is the story of a community, North Cove in southwest Washington, who are experiencing extreme rates of coastal erosion. North Cove is home to the fastest-eroding Pacific coastline in the United States, and loses about 150 feet of land per year.…

Professor Justin Eckstein wins Rohrer Research Award

Congratulations to Justin Eckstein, Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of Debate, who was recently awarded the 2017 Daniel Rohrer Award for Outstanding Research by the American Forensics Association.  His research is titled, “Sound Arguments, Argumentation and Advocacy”. Among the most important activities of the…

PLU selected to host 2018 U.S. Senate debate

September 2018 – Pacific Lutheran University has been selected to host a 2018 U.S. Senate Debate on October 8 by the Washington State Debate Coalition. PLU was picked as a host site by the Governance Committee from a pool of 19 applicant organizations from around…

Angie Tinker wins the prestigious Megan Gaffney Award

On Saturday, January 27th, the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) honored Angie Tinker, Forensics Forum Assistant at Pacific Lutheran University, with the Megan Gaffney Award. The announcement was made by NFC president, Brent Northup at the Scheller Invitational, held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.…

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…

PLU places in English and Spanish Worlds at Mark O. Hatfield Memorial

Tacoma, WASH. –   ¡Sí se puede! For the first time in T.O.H. Karl history, debaters participated in a bilingual tournament with simultaneous divisions in English and Spanish. Eight varsity English Worlds teams and one varsity Spanish Worlds team from Pacific Lutheran University competed at…

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,”…

PLU novice teams lead Lute success at Mahaffey Memorial

By Kate Hall ’17 It takes a village to face the Pacific Northwest’s top British Parliamentary debate teams, and PLU’s Speech and Debate team of ten novice and five open teams consistently led rounds at Linfield College’s 2016 Mahaffey Memorial tournament Nov. 19-20. PLU debaters…