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Full 2017 Event Schedule

Friday, October 13

Registration and Packet Pick Up
Time: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Anderson University Center

Classes Without Quizzes
Time: Various
Location: Various
Cost: Free
Sit in on current PLU courses without worrying about homework! Available classes listed below:

Introduction to Communication [Sold Out]
Time: 9:15 a.m. -10:20 a.m.
Location: Ingram Hall 109
Communication 101 introduces students to the theories, principles, and practices of Communication as a field. In this class, we take contemporary media texts–advertisements, blogs, films, music–to understand how we come to know who we are, what we value, how to see other people, and how to describe the world.

Western Civilizations [Sold Out]
Time: 9:15 a.m. -10:20 a.m.
Location: Mortvedt Library 332
Surveys the history of western civilizations from ancient Mesopotamia to medieval Europe. Major themes include empire building, religion, law, art, and literature. Students learn to investigate historical problems, use sources, and write historical essays. Civilizations include ancient Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Persia, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilization, and early medieval Europe

Shakespeare [Sold Out]
Time: 11:15 a.m. -12:20 p.m.
Location: Hauge Administration Building 214
Did you know that in the sixteenth century, demons were rumored to disguise themselves as ghosts, in order to corrupt newly bereaved family members? Or that “tables” were reusable wax tablets for note-taking, used by many spectators in the early theater? Stop by our Shakespeare class and get a whole new historical perspective on Hamlet!

General Oceanography [Sold Out]
Time: 11:15 a.m. -12:20 p.m.
Location: Rieke Science Center 109
Oceanography is the science of the ocean or the study of the ocean, its surroundings, and the lifeforms within it. Oceanography involves many sciences and we explore the geological, physical, chemical, biological, and climatic aspects of the seas and the connections between them. The course uses the following questions to frame the topic: What are the oceans? What and where are the features and processes in the oceans? How do the oceans affect human society and how do we affect the oceans?

History of Western Art [Sold Out]
Time: 11:15 a.m. -12:20 p.m.
Location: Ingram Hall 100
A survey tracing the development of Western art and architecture from prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages.

Studies in American Literature [Sold Out]
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1:35 p.m.
Location: Hauge Administration Building 202
In 1865, Americans found themselves in a society irrevocably transformed by the Civil War. The defeat of the Confederacy, and the period of Reconstruction designed to re-make the slavery-based society of the American South, ushered in an often bloody struggle over race and civil rights that would last more than a century. Among many topics, we will explore the attitudes surrounding immigration, Native American rights, and the implications of modern society upon women.

Music and Culture [Sold Out]
Time: 12:30 p.m. -1:35 p.m.
Location: Mary Baker Russell Music Center 322
Music and Culture is a first-year course that introduces students to the many and diverse ways that people around the world make music. Case studies include Carnival music from Trinidad, the “Classical” music of Mozart’s Vienna, and the emerging American jazz tradition as performed by Billie Holiday.

Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center
Cost: $20
Come celebrate this year’s inductees into the Pacific Lutheran University Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches, athletic staff members, and others who have contributed in a very outstanding and positive way to the promotion of the PLU athletic program. Inductees will be announced later this summer. Please, register for this event here.

Campus Resource Fair
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: See Below
Cost: Free
Check out all of the great things happening at PLU!  Stop by, meet the staff and hear about current projects at these locations:

Associated Students of PLU
Career Connections
Center for Community Engagement and Service
Center for Gender Equity
Center for Graduate and Continuing Education
Campus Ministry
Diversity Center
International Student Center 
Residence Hall Association
Wang Center for Global Education
Writing Center

Alumni Rehearsal with the Choir of the West
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Mary Baker Russell, 306

Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards Banquet (By Invitation Only)
Time: 5:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Olson Gymnasium
Cost: $30

RHA Hosted Bunco
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Cost: Free
Enjoy a night of Bunco with fellow Lute families, current students and Residence Hall Association.

SAB Sponsored Laser Tag
Time: 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: Olson Field House, Olson Gym
Cost: Free
Join Student Activities Board for a rousing night of Laser Tag. Be sure to bring your friends and energy!

Swing Dance
Time: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Names Gym
A dance lesson will be from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The the big band dance will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.
More Information to come.

Saturday, October 14

Registration and Packet Pick Up
Time: 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Anderson University Center

Nursing Alumni Brunch
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Cost: $10
All nursing alumni are invited to a special reunion brunch! Come learn more about the Nursing Alumni Board and get an update about our nursing program.

60th Reunion Brunch
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Regency Room, Anderson University Center
Cost: Free, but must register.
The Class of 1957 is invited to celebrate their 60th class reunion at a special brunch. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends and reminisce about your days on campus.

Lute Family Brunch (for current students and their family members)
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center
Cost: $10. In addition to your ticket(s), be sure to purchase a ticket for your student.
Students and their family members are invited to kick the day off with a delicious brunch and remarks from select campus officials.

Campus Tour
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Clock Tower
Cost: Free, but please register.

Bjug Day Tailgate [Sold Out]
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Sparks Firehouse Deli, 621 5th St. SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Cost: $10 – includes food, game ticket and T-shirt
Join the fun before the football game! Admission includes your ticket to the game and lunch!

Lute Zone
Time: 12 p.m. – Halftime
Location: Sparks Stadium 601 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Cost: Free with football game ticket
Swing by the Lute Zone tent before the game or during halftime for treats, a chance to sign your class poster, and, above all, to connect with your fellow Lutes! Make sure you stop in at the photo booth to take a silly pictures with your classmates.

Football Game vs. Whitworth
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Sparks Stadium 601 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371
Cost: Adult $10, alumni and military $8, non-PLU student/child/senior (62+) $5, 5 years old and younger free.

Registration and Packet Pick Up
Time: 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Anderson University Center

10th Reunion Gathering
Time: 5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Haven Tavern 12510 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444
Cost: Free, but please register.
Class of 2007, join fellow classmates for an informal 10th Reunion gathering at the Haven Tavern. Be sure to enjoy the drink specials and $2 off large pizzas and all platters.

50th Reunion Banquet  
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Chris Knutzen Hall, Anderson University Center
Cost: $40 – includes dinner, dessert and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
The Class of 1967 is invited to a special reunion dinner at PLU. Including a formal program, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends and reminisce about your student days.

Homecoming Carnival
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Foss Field
Cost: Free, but please bring cash for food trucks.
Join in the Homecoming festivities at the Carnival after the football game. Lutes, past and present, are welcome to partake in the games, inflatables and rides.
*Minors must have a guardian present to sign waivers.

PLU on Tap
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center
Cost: $20
Celebrate PLU Homecoming and Family Weekend with an evening of Lute-produced wines and beer, paired with delicious appetizers! Just $20 gets you four pours of any of our featured libations in addition to a commemorative tasting glass that is yours to keep. Additional tokens can be purchased for $4 each. Tickets will sell out, so don’t delay!

Featured alumni breweries and wineries include:
Benson Vineyards
Gård Vintners
Stemilt Creek
Watermill Winery
Wingman Brewers

Sunday, October 15

Golden Club Brunch
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Mary Baker Russell Music Center, Room 322
Cost: Free
The Class of 1967 is officially Golden! Come celebrating each graduate from the class of 1967 and earlier for this delicious brunch!

University Congregation
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center
Please join us at University Congregation for a worship service to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend. PLU’s Choir of the West will lead several musical portions of worship.

Diversity Center Family Appreciation
1 p.m.
Location: Regency Room, Anderson University Center
In recognition of the family member’s who contribute greatly to our student’s success, The Diversity Center is hosting a special event of gratitude and celebration of these members of our extended community. Invite only.