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Senior Profiles: Class of 2015 Already Has Made a Difference

TACOMA, Wash. (May 22, 2015)—With Commencement on May 23, Pacific Lutheran University sends its largest class ever out into the world—more than 800 Lutes are eligible to graduate, with 755 expected to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Judging by the accomplishments of the Class of 2015, we’re guessing those Lutes will start making an immediate impact on the world—mostly because…

PLU Receives $14,000 in NADA Foundation Grants

The donations were made through the NADA Foundation’s Joseph J. Sanchez Memorial Fund, which supports the emergency needs of students, and the John P. Winston Sr. Memorial Fund, dedicated to the study of ethics. “We are deeply grateful to the NADA Foundation’s gift to support the emergency needs of students and ethics programs,” said PLU President Thomas W. Krise. “With…

PLU & Goodwill Partner to Create Sustainable Options for Spring Move-Out

“Students are in such a hurry to return home during move out, that they will often not use their best judgment in what they should throw away and what they should recycle,” PLU Waste Diversion Coordinator Ryan Grant said. That’s why the Office of Sustainability offers ways to keep material out of landfills. In 2014, a total of 212,801 pounds…

The 2015 PLU Celebration of Leadership

On Monday, May 11, the Division of Student Life welcomed PLU faculty, administrators, staff and students to Chris Knutzen Hall to celebrate the contributions of student leaders who have excelled academically and made a difference through their leadership and service at PLU and in their communities.

Take a Course at PLU This Summer – Without Leaving Your Living Room!

Historically, this value has been reflected in the university’s commitment to international studies. In 2009, PLU became the first university ever to have students studying simultaneously on all seven continents. Summer 2015 will mark the next step in PLU’s efforts to diversify the entry points into its classrooms. The university will offer its first online courses. This summer’s online courses…

PLU Selected for Tacoma Public Schools’ Community Partner Award

The awards, instituted this academic year by the TPS Partnership Office, recognize and thank partners who go above and beyond in supporting student success. “In recognition of an investment of time, talent and resources for TPS students, families and staff, the Gold Star Community Partner Award signifies honor and thanks to a community partner who has made a difference by…

Spring Happenings: On-Campus Events This May at PLU

Featuring a highly anticipated theatre production, numerous music ensemble performances, Scandinavian heritage events, countless Capstone presentations, and much more, May’s assortment of happenings serves as a countdown to graduation and represents the diversity of culture, artistic sensibilities and commitment to service that define PLU. Below are just a few examples of this month’s events, for a complete listing please visit…

PLU Archaeologist Visits Some VERY Old Friends

The trip marked Ryan’s first time back to the valley after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 forced his team to evacuate due to the increasing instability of the area. “The conflict came to us and we were caught in the middle of it,” said Ryan. “We decided to go back and give it another try in 2015 and we went…