Our Roots

Våre Røtter

Explore PLU’s Gateway to Norway

A shop owner in Oslo, Norway

Multiculturalism in Norway

The people at the center of three distinct stories of multiculturalism in Norway share one common desire: belonging despite difference. Read about three Lutes and a museum director on the ground in Oslo who are dedicated to that deeply rooted truth.

The Nobel Peace Center building in Norway

Lutes Create Unique Local Peace Prize

Two years before he founded the only local peace prize in the nation, Thomas Heavey ’74 was in the middle of a war. Learn how he joined forces with a cohort of other Lutes to launch a unique organization honoring local peacemakers.

Molly Ivey running in the streets in Oslo, Norway

Balancing Competing Interests

Lutes are dedicated to global education, and student athletes are no different. This fall, two Lutes who studied in Norway managed to balance their studies and training abroad, while PLU welcomed three Norwegian international students to campus and, subsequently, to the men’s soccer team.