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Affinity Groups

Running Club

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The PLU Road Runners provides a regularly scheduled opportunity for PLU faculty and staff to run together. This is a non-competitive group with varying levels of running experience and ability. Anyone interested in running (or run/walking) is welcome, regardless of ability or speed.

The Road Runners meet Tuesdays, starting out from Hauge Admin lobby at about 5:15PM.

For more information please contact Ron Noborikawa at noborirm@plu.edu or ext. 8491.

Affinity Groups

Karate Club


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The PLU Karate Club meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm in the Upper Olson Gym or the Columbia Center. All are welcome including students, staff, family and community members. The fee is $20-40 monthly (family discount is offered).

For more information please contact Lace Smith at smithla@plu.edu or ext. 7436.

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Elder Care

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Interested in a Caregiver Group Meeting? Need resources, idea sharing, support?

For more information please contact Alexandra Lampert at lamperaa@plu.edu or ext. 5026.

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Book Club

Literary Lutes meet the last Friday of the month at 5 p.m. The location varies and is typically at 208 Garfield or Farrelli’s.

For more information please contact Brenda Murray at murraybj@plu.edu or ext. 7595.

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Staff of Color Professional Development

Offered once per academic year

The goals of the day are to facilitate broader university connections and provide support to better understand and navigate the PLU culture and community.
 
For more information please contact Angie Hambrick at hambriaz@plu.edu or ext. 8180.

Affinity Groups

Faculty and Staff of Color Receptions

Offered once per semester

The Diversity Center is excited to host PLU Faculty and Staff of Color Receptions. We hope these gatherings serve to provide space for staff and faculty of color to get to know each other and to build connections across campus.

For more information please contact Angie Hambrick at hambriaz@plu.edu or ext. 8180.

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Center for Gender Equity

Queer Coffee Hour – This is a group that meets once per month. The goal of this group is to come together to be in community while planning for ways that PLU could be more inclusive.

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For more information please contact Dawn Cuthbertson at cuthbedm@plu.edu or ext. 6304.

Affinity Groups

Human Resources does not coordinate or manage the activities of the listed affinity groups. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the point person listed. For listing consideration of a PLU affinity group, please contact Human Resources at humr@plu.edu or x7185.