White House competition honors PLU health care efforts

TACOMA, WASH. (Feb. 28, 2017)- As Michelle Obama congratulated a room full of healthy-campus advocates last month at the White House, one of the three Lutes in attendance couldn’t contain her emotions. “When she stepped in the room, I immediately started crying,” said Tolu Taiwo,…

Lutes learn about law enforcement, policing issues in the U.S.

TACOMA, WASH. (Feb. 3, 2017)- You know it’s a good class when even the professor goes home shouting: “You’re not going to believe what we learned today!” Joanna Gregson, professor of sociology, says she told her husband just that throughout her January Term course “Policing…

PLU nursing student earns national study away scholarship

TACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 13, 2016)- Grace Zimmerman ’18 was already thrilled to pursue a study away experience in Namibia. But her excitement compounded after learning she received a competitive scholarship, one of more than 2,800 awarded by the federal government to students such as herself…

Student poets showcase their work at local coffee shop

TACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 12, 2016)- Jane Wong knows good poetry when she hears it. The published poet, who is a visiting assistant professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, was impressed with her students’ prose and wanted to share them off campus. “They are real…