#PLUFall

Fall at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA | Video produced by Sam Hosman ’14

It’s not that you just study away, it’s how you study away

This past Wednesday, students at Pacific Lutheran University attended the annual Study Away Fair, held each year on campus as our students contemplate applying for a yearlong, semester or J-Term course. It’s always exciting to see where the students chose to go, and why. This is particularly on…

‘How was your summer?’

When I ask our students what they did over summer break, I am consistently impressed by their motivation. This summer, Nellie Moran ’15, an Economics and French major, worked for the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C., during which time she met President Barack Obama…

Convocation, Opening of the New Year

PLU marks the opening of our ‘new year’ with Convocation. This ceremony dates back to customs from medieval universities meant to welcome new students and new faculty, and to set intentions for the year ahead — together. This morning, I had the honor of speaking…

Favorite #welcomehomelutes Posts

Welcome home, Lutes! What you see and what you feel on campus is important. One of the ways that Lutes communicate the look, feel and spirit of our community is through your Instagrams, Facebook posts and tweets. Below are a few of my favorite of…

The Intersection of Diversity, Justice and Sustainability

PLU recently had the honor of hosting Dr. Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California-Berkeley and author of Black Faces, White Spaces , at our annual University Conference to kick off the new academic year.  She reminded…

First-Ever Krise Internship Awarded

Emily Ames ’15 Receives $2,000 for Summertime Community Work Emily Ames ’15 is the first recipient of the new Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund, awarded annually to one Pacific Lutheran University student who accepts an unpaid summer internship. Ames will receive…

Associate Director of the Peace Corps Visits PLU

Associate Director of the Peace Corps , Helen Lowman, visited PLU this week. PLU ranks 3rd nationwide for Peace Corps volunteers with 16 undergraduate alumni currently serving. Read the story here . Proud to be a Lute!