Campus Forums on Sexual Assault and Violence

Dear Campus Community: Please join me and the entire PLU campus community for a first in a series of open dialogues on sexual assault and violence on campus in an effort to expand community understanding and advocacy, while also increasing the safety and care of…

Public Radio Sustainability Fundamental to KPLU Sale

Many of the emails I’ve received about this subject reveal listeners’ confusion and misinformation, and I can tell that many people’s passions are very strong and may overwhelm their reason.  For example: people complain about: losing a South Sound resource (KPLU has been based in…

The Top 20 Questions of Fall 2014

Recently, at PLU’s Fall 2014 Conference, I invited faculty members, staff and administrators to share questions – any questions – they had about the strategic direction of the university. I received 131 questions, many of which fell into similar categories. I’ve decided to address the…

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…

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…

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!

Krise Endowed Internship Fund

Announcing the Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund. The benefits of a summer internship—even an unpaid one—are unlimited and undeniable: Students can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations, network with people in the industry and gain valuable work…