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Rieke Weekie - November 15 - 19th

It’s time for the third annual Rieke Weekie! Join us November 15-19th, as the Division of Natural Sciences hosts special events in celebration of the disciplines represented in the Rieke Science Center (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics). In the lead-up to Rieke Weekie, we’re sponsoring an art contest and a book nook naming contest – winners will be announced on the final day of Rieke Weekie (details below). All of the PLU community is invited to attend and participate!

Schedule of Events

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Friday, October 15th
Submission period for Rieke Art Contest and Book Nook Naming Contest opens.

Monday, November 15th
Last day to submit to art and book nook naming contests. Please drop off art submissions to the Rieke admin office in room 158 by 9am. Art will be displayed for voting in glass cases in the Rieke Lobby for the week. Book nook naming entries must be submitted online by 9am.

  •  All day
    • Public voting on art submissions and book nook names begins. To view artwork in person, please visit the Rieke Lobby.
    • Participate in a Find Enrieké scavenger hunt.
  • 10:30-11am, Rieke Lobby
    Casual gathering for coffee/tea and cookies with other Natural Sciences students and faculty in the Rieke Lobby. Relax with some science coloring sheets.

Wednesday, November 17th

  • All day
    • Public voting on art submissions and book nook names. To view artwork in person, please visit the Rieke Lobby.
    • Participate in a Find Enrieké scavenger hunt.
  • 4:30-6:00pm, Rieke Lobby
    • Student-researcher poster session.
    • Representatives from Career & Experiential Learning, NSSURP, Alumni Mentoring, and NatSci Fellows will be on hand to provide information about their programs and resources.
    • Reception for NatSci majors and alumni.
  • 6-7pm, Leraas Lecture Hall, Rieke 103
    Meant to Live Alumni Panel
    Meant to Live is an annual event that welcomes alumni back to campus to share their vocational narratives with PLU students. This year’s focus is on the Natural Sciences, and we’re pleased to welcome alumni from biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, mathematics, and the physics departments to discuss how their academic and professional pathways led to finding their vocations. Can’t attend in person? Register for the virtual version here: https://plu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P5YTZ6p4RRaYwFlYrRuDsA

Friday, November 19th

  • All day
    Participate in a Find Enrieké scavenger hunt.
  • 10:30-11am, Rieke Lobby
    The Rieke Art Contest and Book Nook Naming Contest winners will be announced during an in-person celebration in the Rieke Lobby. All winning artwork will be displayed in the cases in the Rieke Lobby, as well as on Natural Sciences social media.

We look forward to celebrating with you! If you have any questions, please contact Christine Nicolai, NatSci Admin Asst at nicolacs@plu.edu