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  • Watch PLU’s Earth Day Lecture Live! Click here for the Livestream of former Gov. Christine Gregoire’s talk, 7:30 p.m. April 22. Former Gov. Christine Gregoire to Speak at PLU for Earth Day By Barbara Clements PLU Marketing and Communications Think of Puget Sound as a…

    March 18, 2014 Watch PLU’s Earth Day Lecture Live! Click here for the Livestream of former Gov. Christine Gregoire’s talk, 7:30 p.m. April 22. Former Gov. Christine Gregoire to Speak at PLU for Earth Day By Barbara Clements PLU Marketing and Communications Think of Puget Sound as a bathtub, former Gov. Christine Gregoire advises. Then ask: Is this a tub you’d want to dip your toe in, or let your kids play in? When she talks to the Pacific Lutheran University community on April 22, Gregoire will

  • Former Governor Christine Gregoire talks about personal responsibility during PLU’s Earth Day celebration. (John Froschauer, Photo) Get involved, take personal responsibility and, by the way, vote, former governor says during Earth Day lecture Barbara Clements, Director of Content Development Turn off the tap. Scoop your…

    April 23, 2014 Former Governor Christine Gregoire talks about personal responsibility during PLU’s Earth Day celebration. (John Froschauer, Photo) Get involved, take personal responsibility and, by the way, vote, former governor says during Earth Day lecture Barbara Clements, Director of Content Development Turn off the tap. Scoop your dog’s poop. Plant a rain garden. Don’t use pesticides. Be satisfied with a blemished apple. And oh, all Pacific Lutheran University students in the audience: Run

  • Professor Christine Moon gained national and international attention for her work on how babies learn in the womb by listening to sounds. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) PLU Researcher Gains National Attention on ‘Today’ Show Talking About Babies Learning in the Womb By Barbara Clements PLU Marketing…

    July 31, 2014 Professor Christine Moon gained national and international attention for her work on how babies learn in the womb by listening to sounds. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) PLU Researcher Gains National Attention on ‘Today’ Show Talking About Babies Learning in the Womb By Barbara Clements PLU Marketing & Communications PLU Psychology Professor Christine Moon was one of the experts cited July 31 in a segment of the Today show called The Secret Life of Babies. Her groundbreaking research

  • Power off – Competition on! By Chris Albert A mid-season loss of Ordal Residence Hall’s most valuable player may have been the difference between victory and defeat in PLU’s UnPLUgged tournament. “We lost our star player,” said Ordal’s current sustainability coordinator, Jason Sipe. Julia Rodrigues…

    the university $4,293.14.) As for the marquee matchup? Sipe’s prediction that Rodrigues’ presence at Tingelstad would fire up those students proved true. Tingelstad, led by Residence Director Christine Alberto and the RHC staff, reduced its per-resident energy consumption by 24 percent. Ordal, led by Sipe, reduced its per-resident consumption by 14.7 percent. “I suspect they grilled her for tips,” Sipe said of his friendly rivalry. In the second bracket, Hong reduced its per-resident energy

  • Newborn memories of the “oohs” and “ahs” heard in the womb By Barbara Clements University Communications Newborns are much more attuned to the sounds of their native language than first thought . In fact, these linguistic whizzes can up pick on distinctive sounds of their…

    December 1, 2012 Newborn memories of the “oohs” and “ahs” heard in the womb By Barbara Clements University Communications Newborns are much more attuned to the sounds of their native language than first thought. In fact, these linguistic whizzes can up pick on distinctive sounds of their mother tongue while in utero, a new study has concluded. Research led by Christine Moon, a professor of psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, shows that infants, only hours old, showed marked interest for

  • On October 9, 2019, the PLU community welcomed Sven Beckert of Harvard University to give the 15th Annual Dale E. Benson Lecture in Business and Economic History. The lecture tookplace at 7:30 p.m. in the Chris Knutson Lecture Hall, located in the Anderson University Center.…

    United States in the nineteenth century, and global history. With Christine A. Desan, Professor Beckert is also the co-director of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard University. Professor Sven Beckert. Photo by Charlie Mahoney. Beckert’s bestselling book Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2015), is the first global history of the nineteenth century’s most important commodity. Empire of Cotton won the Bancroft Award, the Philip Taft Award, the Cundill Recognition for Excellence, and it

  • On October 9, 2019, the PLU community will welcome Sven Beckert of Harvard University to give the 15th Annual Dale E. Benson Lecture in Business and Economic History. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Chris Knutson Lecture Hall, located in the…

    of the United States in the nineteenth century, and global history. With Christine A. Desan, Professor Beckert is also the co-director of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard University. Professor Sven Beckert. Photo by Charlie Mahoney.   Beckert’s bestselling book Empire of Cotton: A Global History (2015), is the first global history of the nineteenth century’s most important commodity. Empire of Cotton won the Bancroft Award, the Philip Taft Award, the Cundill Recognition for

  • Diverse music, dance styles mark Dance 2008 A vibrant and dynamic series of performances marked PLU’s Dance 2008 in Eastvold Auditorium. The night’s program featured students, alumna and faculty choreographers, and a guest choreographer. The Dance Ensemble performed a collection of dances in the style…

    hop dance included break dancers and was set to music by Christine Aguilera, Busta Rhymes, Aceyalone, Timbaland and Pit Bull Liz Erie, dance team co-captain, who created a number titled “Diamonds” accompanied by the music of Eve, Gnarles Barkley and Janet Jackson Dmitry Mikheyev, who choreographed a dramatic dance that included the use of props Rachael McWilliams, whose number was set to a song from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera” Clare Edgerton and Justin Huertas, who incorporated

  • The Division of Natural Sciences swept this year’s faculty ceremony, garnering 3 of the 4 prestigious awards. Every year during the PLU Christmas Celebration, the university honors the accomplishments of faculty by presenting Faculty Excellence awards in the areas of teaching, advising, mentoring, and service.…

    2019-2020 Faculty Excellence Recipients Posted by: nicolacs / January 3, 2020 Image: All four winners of the 2019-2020 Faculty Excellence Awards. January 3, 2020 By Christine NicolaiPLU Division of Natural SciencesThe Division of Natural Sciences swept this year's faculty ceremony, garnering 3 of the 4 prestigious awards. Every year during the PLU Christmas Celebration, the university honors the accomplishments of faculty by presenting Faculty Excellence awards in the areas of teaching

  • PLU President Thomas W. Krise talks about the importance of sustainability at the university after signing the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment agreement in October. (Photos by John Froschauer) PLU reaffirms its commitment to leading the way in a commitment to sustainability By…

    figures. All the residence halls on campus lowered their energy usage, said Christine Cooley, manager of PLU’s sustainability office, and these savings continue throughout the year. Since PLU began its sustainability program, the university has saved $71,000 in natural gas costs, $66,000 in electricity costs and raised over $100,000 in grants and rebates from the Green Partnership Fund, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and other utility companies, she said. Vice President of Finance and