East Campus holiday event successful

East Campus holiday event successful In parade-like fashion, Dolly Hale’s first grader class from Tacoma’s Elmhurst Elementary School marched across the pavement. Each purposefully carried the toy they had purchased with their parents to the waiting car. The toys were donated to PLU’s East Campus…

Blog depicts people, places on seven continents

Blog depicts people, places on seven continents From the tip of the world in Antarctica to the top of the highest peak in Africa, PLU students are immersing themselves in the world and gaining valuable insight this J-Term. Nearly 400 students are studying away on…

UC, Morken powered by wind turbines

UC, Morken powered by wind turbines As of Jan. 1, nearly 20 percent of the university’s energy is being purchased from renewable sources. The commitment to purchase “green” energy stems from the culture of the university, said Dave Kohler, director of facilities. Renewable energy is…

Bob Dylan, odd instruments inspire Reid

Bob Dylan, odd instruments inspire Reid A swish of the paintbrush or the swirl of oils on canvas, it was the early colors in Clement Reid’s life that shaped his love of music. His mother, Dorothy, was a commercial artist in the 1930s through the…

Senior studying in Tanzania discovers self

Senior studying in Tanzania discovers self As a philosophy and classics major, senior Lindsey Webb always planned to spend a semester studying away in Greece. However, a student-faculty research project with philosophy professor Erin McKenna changed her plans. McKenna and Webb studied great apes and…

Transfer students enrich campus

Transfer students enrich campus Each year, PLU admits anywhere from 250 to 300 transfer students to campus. It’s a diverse mix of students from all walks of life. Some are in their 50s, looking to complete a degree they’d left unfinished. Some are a year…

New director joins Campus Safety

New director joins Campus Safety The new director of Campus Safety is Tony Berger, who began transitioning into the role Dec. 17.“I’ve been adjusting well,” Berger said, noting the quiet time around the holidays has made the transition less stressful. “I’ve been gliding into the…

Global focus nets Fulbrights

Global focus nets Fulbrights When PLU was named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top four masters-level institutions in terms of the number of students currently participating in the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student Fellowship, everyone at the university was pleased with…

New device will probe the world of the atom

New device will probe the world of the atom Four professors over at Rieke are still pinching themselves. After applying for a National Science Foundation grant in January, on a hope and a prayer really, the chemistry faculty found out last year that they had…