2015-16 Spotlight Series: ‘Roots of Resilience’

TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 15, 2015)—Resilience is characterized by the “power or ability to return to original form” after being “bent, compressed or stretched.” You see examples of resilience in the news all the time—in the exhausted yet determined faces of Syrian refugees, in the grace of forgiveness following…

Hispanic Heritage Month at PLU: A New Student Group and Annual Lecture, and More

TACOMA, Wash. (Sept. 15, 2015)—As Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off across the country on Sept. 15, this year’s observation at Pacific Lutheran University takes on extra emphasis with two new campus-wide components: • the revival of a student organization representing Latino/a and Hispanic students, and…

PLU Stages Special 125th Anniversary Exhibition at Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum

TACOMA, Wash. (Aug. 31, 2015)—Pacific Lutheran University has been closely connected to the Scandinavian world—and to the local Scandinavian community—since its founding by Norwegian Bjug Harstad in 1890. These days, PLU’s Nordic roots are reflected across campus: in building names, artwork, Scandinavian Area Studies programs…