Re•forming Reflective Viewing
Lecturer Mare Blocker will lead participants in the practice of Visio Divina, a contemplative, prayerful viewing of selected illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible, as part of the event “Reflective Viewing: Finding the Divine Within You.”
The People’s Gathering
“The People’s Gathering: A Revolution of Consciousness” takes place at PLU 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Featured topics at the conference will include implicit bias, institutional racism, cultural awareness and more.
“Legacy Makers: Historical Narratives on Gender and Sport” will be held 6:30-8 p.m. in the Anderson University Center. The panel will explore the lived experiences of two women who have reached top leadership positions in sports.
Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture
The third biennial lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at Pacific Lutheran University. Featured speaker Shamil Idriss, president and CEO of Search for Common Ground and former deputy director of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, will give a presentation titled “Conflict is Inevitable, Violence is Not.”
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The first PLU Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Anderson University Center. This event is designed to highlight the university-wide research and creative activities of PLU students in a professional setting. Student research may emanate from a classroom, laboratory, or community-based learning experience, study away, academic internship or a mission-related experience.
Hitler’s Pink Victims
Samuel Torvend, Ph.D., will give his farewell lecture as university chair in Lutheran studies at 7 p.m. in the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The talk is titled “Hitler’s Pink Victims: Robert Oelbermann and the Persecution of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany.”
Norwegian Heritage Festival
A collection of events 11 a.m.-3 p.m. honoring PLU’s Scandinavian heritage, including food, vendors and entertainment.