Yesterday our campus photographer took a walk around campus in honor of the first day of fall.🍁🌲🍁⛅️
PLU is launching a digital campaign titled “My Language. My Choice. Words Mean Things” that will define and explore the words anti-racist, anti-Black, decolonize and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). The campaign consists of short animated videos presenting clear definitions of each of the featured words, as well as long-form video discussions of the words featuring PLU faculty, alumni and staff members.
Today our heart is heavy due to the passing of iconic Tacoma leader Harold Moss. Mr. Moss was Tacoma's first Black mayor and city council member and the first Black person elected to the Pierce County Council. He began working with the Tacoma chapter of the NAACP in the 1950s, served on Tacoma's First Human Relations Commission (now the Human Rights Commission), and helped create the Tacoma Urban League. Moss was born in 1929, the same year as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and while Dr. King was organizing, protesting and inspiring change throughout the nation, Moss was doing the same in Tacoma.
Andrea Adams '15 has been promoted by Nike three times in the past five years. An assist from a PLU mentor helped the former PLU women's basketball point guard get her start with the iconic sportswear brand. #GoLutes #ResoLute #Mentorship
PLU professors, coaches, alumni and staff members reflect on what makes a great mentor. Our new issue of ResoLute magazine is a deep dive into the power, potential and practice of mentorship. Explore the online issue at www.plu.edu/ResoLute.
Thu “Kim” Le ‘21 spent her summer doing cancer research from home as an intern for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. 💻🔬
For all you Lutes watching football today, here is a (COVID safety) pep talk from our very own ball coach, Brant McAdams.
Women of color at PLU build connections that provide support and opportunity through the Sista Circle program. #ResoLute #Mentorship
Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Lutes. Friendly public service reminder to PLU students, alumni and friends to make sure that you’re registered to vote this November! We also posed three quick Constitution-related questions to PLU Department of Political Science Chair Michael Artime: Q: What is it about the constitution that has allowed it to hold up and remain such a sturdy guidepost for 233 years? A: I think that there are good reasons and bad reasons for the endurance of the Constitution. I think that the system of checks and balances has prevented any one group or branch from breaking our democracy. Likewise, I think that the people of this country deserve a lot of credit for doing the hard work of preserving the overall system through continued pressure for democratic change (even though there is still much work to be done). Q: Do you think the founders would be surprised to find out that the constitution they wrote is still our nation's constitution 230 years later? A: It's hard to say what the founders would think, but I would assume that they would be surprised that we are so reticent to make changes today. The constitution is, first and foremost, a political document born out of a lot of partisan and ideological compromises between the delegates. I think that they would be surprised that we seem so hesitant to use the levers of politics to make changes to the document. Q: What’s a little known fact or trivia bit about the constitution that you enjoy? A: I was thinking earlier about constitution facts, and one thing that I like to do with my students is have them imagine just how uncomfortable it was during its writing. As it says in this article by RealClear Policy (https://rb.gy/topevh) - “The National Constitution Center describes the weather during the summer of 1787 as ‘unbearably hot and humid,’ making debate even more unpleasant. The windows and doors of the Assembly Room were closed, and the delegates would not take off their coats and vests.”
A great first read in our new mentorship-themed issue of #ResoLute is this conversation with psychology professor Wendelyn Shore about the ethics and intricacies of mentorship.
Great KNKX Public Radio feature on local artist, activist and PLU alum Saiyare Refaei ‘15. Saiyare shares in the piece that their PLU Wang Center-supported study away experience in Oaxaca, Mexico was a turning point for their art and activism.
The fall issue of ResoLute explores how PLU’s culture of mentorship extends far beyond campus and propels Lutes to rewarding new opportunities and experiences. It will be arriving in mailboxes this week and was just published online at plu.edu/resolute. #ResoLute #Mentorship #PLUFall
Wonder performance by the PLU Steelband earlier this month at Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Park. The band includes PLU students, alumni and faculty members. #GoLutes #PLUmusic
According to the career-resources website Zippia, PLU is the best small college in Washington for getting a job. 💛🖤🥇
College can be stressful. It's important to recognize signs of exhaustion and learn good self-care. PLU Pastor Jen Rude and guest Kara Barkman '19 discuss on this episode of Warm Line.
Lutes are back—even though move-in and the opening of classes have a different look this year because of COVID-19. Residence halls had staggered move-in times to avoid crowds. Hospitality Services and Campus Restaurants are preparing meals, and staff and volunteers are delivering meals door-to-door until COVID-19 test results are all in. Thanks everyone for your patience, resilience and teamwork! #GoLutes #PLUfall
We're incredibly grateful to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, East Pierce Fire & Rescue, Tacoma Fire Department - Official Site and all the other local fire departments who have been working around the clock the past few days to keep the South Sound safe.
A big thanks to everyone who came together to make (virtual) convocation a success. The Centennial Bell has been rung and the new academic year has officially begun! #GoLutes #PLUfall
Need a mask? We've got your back! We’re giving away one PLU-branded mask to every student, staff, and faculty member. For students living on campus, masks are being distributed through hall staff on an ongoing basis. Students living off-campus can bring their lute card to Nesvig on the following days and times to pick theirs up. -Tuesday, September 8 - 1-4pm -Thursday, September 17 1-4pm -Monday, September 21 1-4pm Faculty and staff masks will be issued through their division/department beginning the week of 9/8.
“I feel like since we were able to put this together my perception of PLU changed a lot...This shows we’re wanted and appreciated. That our school stands with us in solidarity.” -PLU Black Student Union member Andre Jones ‘22
Nervous about getting COVID tested on campus? Check out this vlog by Morgan Roberts see what it's like! College may look a little different this year, but we're all in this together to make PLU a safe space for everyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH05GgcU9hU&feature=youtu.be
PLU Nursing's new Clinical Learning and Simulation Center is just about complete! This amazing new state-of-the-art center will double the space available to our nursing program and transform the clinical learning environment for our students. Learn more at plu.edu/nursing-center. Next month at our (virtual) Homecoming and Family Week (Oct. 6-11) we'll be giving a full tour of the center. Register for that event at plu.edu/homecoming.
A big thanks to everyone who came together to make (virtual) convocation a success. The Centennial Bell has been rung and the new academic year has officially begun! #GoLutes #PLUfall 💛🖤
We’re now offering a major and minor in criminal justice! Crim-J students will investigate theories of criminal offending, how the criminal justice system functions and the experiences of crime victims. Our sociologically-informed criminal justice program emphasizes an understanding of the social and structural contexts in which crime and the criminal justice system take place.