Dr. William Foege '57 returned to campus on Thursday as the keynote speaker of the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture -- and was recognized with the revealing of a quote of his hung in honor on the wall in Rieke! Thanks for visiting, Dr. Foege!
“Alumni job shadow experiences can have really wonderful benefits for students. Experiences like this help them build professional connections, learn about internship and job opportunities, learn about different industries, develop soft skills and increase their understanding of their own career goals.” -Jessica Pagel ’08, PLU Office of Alumni and Student Connections
PLU President Allan Belton and ASPLU President Todd Dizon '20 discuss the development of the university's new strategic. Current students are invited to share their strategic plan feedback this Friday by stopping by the Long-Range Planning Committee’s table at the Spring Involvement and Resource Fair. Learn more at www.plu.edu/strategic-plan
The Clemente Veterans’ Initiative at Pacific Lutheran University is a free college course in the Humanities that explores themes of war and reconciliation through philosophy, literature, art, U.S. history and writing. PLU encourages and accepts applications from all veterans, regardless of race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status or discharge status. Family members and friends of veterans are also welcome to apply For registration information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/TacomaCVI
Nathan Vass, an artist, filmmaker, photographer and author by day and a Metro bus driver by night, will be on campus Feb. 27 as part of the 16th annual Visiting Writer Series. His book, The Lines That Make Us, is a Seattle bestseller and 2019 WA State Book Awards finalist. Don't miss it! For more info, visit: https://www.plu.edu/visiting-writer/nathan-vass/
The 2020-21 Military Friendly ratings were released last week and PLU is proud to be the only university in the Pacific Northwest ranked a national top-10 military friendly school. It’s our honor to support and empower our military-affiliated students to achieve their academic and professional goals.
Tony award-winning alumna Alice Ripley visited campus this past weekend to teach a master class on Friday and share a performance on Saturday that included a medley of songs from her songbook as well as anecdotes and wisdom gained throughout her career.
Tonight on campus: Amy Spieker '09, the Director of Community Health and Analysis at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center's Institute for Population Health in Cheyenne, will present "From PLU to Public Health" in Xavier 101 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/37COLUY
Don't forget, the Gospel Experience Concert returns to campus tomorrow night in MBR! Reserve your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3bFOyUc
Concordia students, we stand with you. Here are our commitments: • Upon transferring, the net cost of attendance you pay at CU will be the same you pay at PLU. • 100% of credits accepted. • If in good standing, student-athletes will be immediately eligible to participate and compete. • Guaranteed campus housing and options to live with other Cavaliers More here: www.plu.edu/concordia
Have you registered for "Disarming Polarization: Navigating Conflict and Difference"? Don't miss the 9th biennial Wang Center Symposium, which takes up the issue of heightened political and societal polarization within the U.S. and globally. It's free and open to the public! To sign up, visit: https://www.plu.edu/wang-center-symposium/registration/
As part of the annual Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series, PLU's Department of Kinesiology welcomes to campus Sarah Klein, an attorney and sexual assault victim advocate. Klein, who was one the first known survivors of former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, is a widely respected speaker and advocate for legal and cultural change. https://www.plu.edu/marcom/news/2020/02/06/sarah-klein/
The Gospel Experience Concert was one of the year's highlights -- and it's back this week with Pacific Lutheran University alum Crystal Aikin '97 returning as headliner! For more information on this and other Black History Month events on campus, visit: https://bit.ly/3bvsKLa
A group of PLU students recently visited Olympia to tour capitol campus, learn about career and internship opportunities, and have a networking lunch with alumni who work for a variety of state agencies.
This semester, PLU is launching a new service called Lute Telehealth, which will allow students to access no-cost, on-demand medical and mental health care by phone or video chat.
Tony Award®-winning actor Alice Ripley will visit PLU campus on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, for a master class and live performance in the School of Arts and Communication's Focus on Broadway series! Don't miss it!
Congressman Denny Heck was an early supporter of a $2.8 million HRSA grant that was recently awarded to PLU’s School of Nursing. He visited campus earlier this week to meet with President Belton, talk with nursing students and learn more about plans for the new Clinical Learning and Simulation Center. Here are some highlights from his conversation with nursing students Adrian Brown ’20 (BSN), Cecilia Ortega ’20 (BSN) and Rainey Banick-Wood ’20 (DNP).
Nominations for the 2020 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize are now open! Past winners include local icons like Willie Stewart, Theresa Pan Hosley, Ron Pierre Vignec and George F. Russell Jr. Nominate this year's candidates at http://tacomapeaceprize.org
Last year, Chemistry professor Justin Lytle and PLU Lead Baker Erica Fickeisen explored the chemistry of breadmaking. Don't miss this year's edition -- "Science, Sugar & Food: A Messy Love Story" -- tomorrow night in the Rieke Science Center's Leraas Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. For more info, visit: https://bit.ly/2UrVxKf
Dr. William Foege '57, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, is best known for developing a ring containment deployment strategy for smallpox vaccinations in the 1970s — eradicating the deadly disease that up until that point claimed millions of lives per year.
Community leaders gathered last week to celebrate Rosa Franklin ’74 and the release of a new biography about her life. Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, State Representative Laurie Jinkins, PLU President Allan Belton and others remarked on the extraordinary impact of her life and service as a nurse, advocate, and state senator.
"Man Out of Time" is a science fiction musical written by, produced by, directed by and starring PLU students. It is being performed this weekend only in The Cave. (Intended for mature audiences.)
Not all immersive J-Term study away courses require a passport, or even air travel — anthropology students in the course "Makah Culture Past and President" have spent the past four weeks in Neah Bay, Washington. #LutesAway (learn more about PLU’s long-held relationship with the Mikah Tribe in this 2017 ResoLute article: shorturl.at/doFX7)