MFT program reaches the community

Teaching by Practicing By the time the class of about 20 students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at PLU graduate, they will have provided 10,000 hours of community service.“Everyone that we see here is from this community,” said Renee Johnson, a second-year MFT…

Climbing the wall

Something I Thought I’d Never Do: I never thought I’d become a rock climber Stretched out against a mock rock face at Tacoma’s Edgeworks Climbing Indoor Rock Gym, Kristi Reidel ’09 considered her next foothold, as she step-by-step scaled a 30-foot vertical wall with routes…

Recognized for top study away programs

PLU recognized for first class global studies Pacific Lutheran University has received the 2009 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, a prestigious award that honors outstanding efforts on and off campus to engage the world and the international community. PLU is the first and…

NMR opens doors for undergrad research

NMR is no longer under wraps It looks like a rather fat, squat water heater. A water heater with a $743,000 price tag. But to the professors of PLU’s chemistry department , the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer is a dream come true. It’s easy to…

Professor talks about illegal animal trade

Illegal animal trade Charles Bergman approached a man known to provide parrots on demand in the Texas border town of Brownsville. He asked if the man knew where he could get 25 of the colorful, highly intelligent birds. At first the man didn’t buy the…

Making strides at a feverish pace

Making strides at a feverish pace To say Maureen Francisco , ’99, is a go getter would be selling her short. A list of her accomplishments runs long and seems to have no end. She calls it just a start to her “things she wants…