PLU Alum Discusses Eisenhower’s Work During 1918 Pandemic

By Michael Halvorson ’85, Professor of History.  When Dwight D. Eisenhower was a young officer in the U.S. Army, he was responsible for protecting his troops during the 1918 Pandemic that threatened military bases in the U.S. This is one of the fascinating stories about…

PLU Alumna Wins the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize

Sincerest congratulations to Molly Loberg, PLU alumna ’98, who recently won a highly esteemed prize for her first book! Molly was a History/German major who went on to win a Fulbright for study in Germany and then earned her Ph.D. in history from Princeton! “Molly…

Headed for a History Ph.D. – Updates from an Alum

First, we are glad that you chose PLU. Our mission is to prepare students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care – and we definitely care about you and your growth as a learner, a person, and a historian. Whether you are starting…

The Smooth Path to a BA in History! Ready to Join Us?

First, we are glad that you chose PLU. Our mission is to prepare students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care – and we definitely care about you and your growth as a learner, a person, and a historian. Whether you are starting…

From PLU History to Grad School in the Big Apple!

Thinking about graduate study in history? Pacific Lutheran University history majors have an excellent track record when it comes to earning an M.A. or a Ph.D. (or both) in history. I recently touched base with Carli Snyder, ’17, about her first year in grad school.…