Senior attends national seminar, gains insight

Senior attends national seminar, gains insight Harvard. Columbia. Northwestern. These were the titles my peers listed off. When my turn came, I proudly stated, “Breanne Coats, Pacific Lutheran University.” Being selected as one of 19 students from around the nation to participate in the National…

English professor receives prestigious award

English professor receives prestigious award Assistant Professor of English Rona Kaufman was named a recipient of a 2008 Graves Award in the Humanities. The award is given every two years to eight to 10 faculty members from private, liberal-arts colleges in California, Washington and Oregon.…

Wang Center honors China Partners Network

Wang Center honors China Partners Network The Wang Center for International Programs honored China Partners Network with its Peace Builder Award during the February 2008 symposium “Advances in Global Health by Non-Governmental Organizations.” The award recognizes “global bridge builders who exemplify hope for humanity, whose…

MFA students earn top honors

MFA students earn top honors Amy Andrews remembers it was a Saturday when the phone rang. Her daughter was practicing piano and her husband was hiking the trails of a nearby nature park. When she answered the phone, Lee Gutkind, editor of the journal Creative…

Global health: Why does it matter?

Global health: Why does it matter? If public health was a fashion show, global health would be the new black. It’s hot. But what is global health, exactly? And why does it matter? Mark Twain once complained that everybody talks about the weather but nobody…

New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection

New York artist’s exhibit inspires reflection Over the past 30 years, New York City artist Constance Evans admits her work has evolved, changing from large colorful field paintings on canvas to smaller, representational works on paper. The works of art at either end of my…

A rose is [not] a rose

A rose is [not] a rose Between the rows of tall, pale pink roses, he came at me like Darth Vader in a billowing cloud of vapors, his identity cloaked beneath a black face mask, hood and plastic clothes. But the material coming out of…