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Help Us Name the Rieke Slug!

Rieke Slug

If you’ve ever walked through the Rieke Science Center, it’s pretty likely you’ve seen our slug diorama. The Rieke slug was created by PLU Biology Professor Jens Knudsen. Dr. Knudsen was not only an excellent teacher and biologist, but also a talented artist in sculpting, wood carving, and painting. The slug and accompanying tidal scene were part of a much larger installment that Dr. Knudsen made for the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Sadly, the other dioramas have been lost, but the slug and tide pool are part of the Rieke Science Center’s legacy.

Well, we finally decided it’s time for the slug to get an official name! Help us select a great name by sending in your submissions between Sept 10th – Sept 22nd. You can fill out a paper submission in Rieke or submit your name idea online.

Once we have the submissions, we’ll open the finalist names up for voting. If your name is selected, you’ll win a prize and bragging rights in perpetuity. And don’t forget to attend the reveal party on Friday, October 5th during Chapel Break!