PLU Lutes continue on the road to national debate tournament

Angie Tinker ’16 and Matt Aust ’17 dominated the 2016 Pacific University Debate Tournament on January 31, earning speaker awards and finishing as semi-finalists. After five preliminary rounds, Aust and Tinker were ranked fourth and finished as semi-finalists. Additionally, Tinker received an award for being…

Media student serves and learns simultaneously

TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 11, 2015)—Communication major Chris Boettcher ’17 is living out the deeply held commitment of Pacific Lutheran University to civic engagement — all while continuing his education. When Cathy Nguyen, Tacoma poet laureate, reached out to PLU looking for a videographer to tell…

Communication Professor chosen for Hollywood fellowship

Communication Professor chosen for Hollywood fellowship Robert Marshall Wells, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media Studies at PLU, was recently chosen as a fellows for an entertainment industry seminar in Hollywood. One of only 20 professors from colleges and…

Communication professor makes mentorship matter

Joanne Lisosky, professor of communication, wins 2015 Silver Circle award The Silver Circle is one of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences [NATAS] most prestigious awards, honoring a lifetime of dedication to the television industry. PLU Communication Professor Joanne Lisosky will be inducted…

Forensics expert to give notable presentation on campus

Dr. David Zarefsky to speak on the 1858 public debates Renowned argumentation scholar David Zarefsky will bring his expertise to Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to speak on “Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate” on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. in…