Chris Albert

Classroom diplomacy

A group of six students from Taiwan University visited PLU as part of their country’s Young Ambassadors program. (Photo by John Froschauer) Classroom diplomacy By Chris Albert During a history class at PLU, six students from Taiwan University immersed themselves in discussion with PLU students…

Learning to Brew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg0AIF4hW6o Learning to Brew By Chris Albert The summer after graduating, Ken Thoburn ’09 hung out at backyard BBQs , sipping on home brews he and his friends had made. Everyone kept saying, “Guys, you should start a brewery,” Thoburn recalled. That’s when the Chinese…

PLU: A New American University

PLU President Thomas W. Krise addresses faculty and staff at the annual Fall Conference. (Photos by John Froschauer) PLU: A New American University By Chris Albert and Barbara Clements University Communications Pacific Lutheran University needs to nurture a culture of risk-taking and “failing fast” and…

PLU’s task is to be a New American University

PLU President Thomas W. Krise welcomes new and returning students and faculty during opening Convocation. (Photos by John Froschauer) Convocation 2013: Taking your true calling and making a difference in the world. By Chris Albert Like any good English professor, President Thomas W. Krise had…

The art of sustainability

reThinking how sustainability is taught at PLU using a novel approach at reDesign House. The art of sustainability By Chris Albert Across the street from the Martin J. Neeb Center sits an old house – not built to the exacting LEED environmental standards of Neeb,…

Planting the seeds of knowledge

The plant Arabidopsis thaliana produces seeds so minuscule that 5,000 can fit on a thumbnail. This past summer student-researchers Bryan Dahms ’13 and Ben Sonnenberg ’14 counted more than 30,000 seeds as part of a study. (Photo by John Froschauer) Planting the seeds of knowledge…

The Real World (with a safety net)

Six business students participated in the 2013 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition this spring. From left to right: Zach Grah, Jordan Dahms, Cameron Holcomb, Arne-Morten Willumsen, Iren Atemad and Karrie Spencer. Photo by John Froschauer. The Real World (with a Safety Net) By Steve Hansen…

One step at a time

Anthony Markuson ’14, Bill Pursell (Kelsie Leu’s uncle), Anna McCracken ’13, and Leu ’13 summited Mt. Kilimanjaro to celebrate the end of their study away experiences. One step at a time By Chris Albert The guides up the mountain keep a cadence of “pole, pole”…

Dia de los Muertos

For the Tacoma Art Museum’s Day of the Dead exhibit, PLU students built an altar to remember and celebrate the lives of women who have died in Juarez, Mexico. (Photos by John Struzenberg ’15) Dia de los Muertos By Chris Albert The Tacoma Art Museum…