An affinity for social change

An affinity for social change. A dedication to activism and aiming for real change in the world has been a characteristic of student leadership on campus for decades. Saying yes to life’s opportunities, fighting for what you believe in, avoiding the tyranny of the majority…

Killer instincts

Killer instincts To say the PLU volleyball team had a good fall 2007 season would be an understatement. For starters, they only lost three regular season games. In Northwest Conference play, they went 16-0. Part of that reason is Beth Hanna. The five-foot-11-inch outside hitter…

Gala marks a decade of Jazz Under the Stars

Gala marks a decade of Jazz Under the Stars Warm summer nights, picnic dinners, stargazing and the soothing sounds of jazz all add up to the PLU summertime favorite Jazz Under the Stars. For a decade, the free outdoor concert series has brought popular Northwest…

Playing in the mud

Playing in the mud Outfitted in waders and armed with oranges, shallow plastic trays and pH testing kits, faculty members and alumni trudged into Clover Creek. Under the watchful guidance of environmental studies faculty, the group was learning to collect field data about the creek,…

Developing athletes into leaders

Developing athletes into leaders Jen Thomas ’98, ’99 wears many hats in the PLU athletic department. She’s the assistant athletic director, a senior woman administrator and assistant athletic trainer. She’s also the mentor for the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). The council is one of…

Graduate breaks new ground

Graduate breaks new ground It’s been a whirlwind four years for Candice Hughes ’08.An international student from Trinidad and Tobago, Hughes participated in theater and Dance Ensemble, held leadership roles in the Diversity Center and ASPLU, and spearheaded the first campus Caribbean Carnival in February…

Fulbright awards scholarships to three alums

Fulbright awards scholarships to three alums Ericka Hummel ’08 and Daniel Wilson ’06 both have early memories of Germany, as both visited or lived in the country as children. Now, they will return as Fulbright scholars.“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Hummel said. “I’m…