When competing at the highest level, it is evident that mental fitness is just as crucial as physical fitness. PLU Professor of Kinesiology, Dr. Colleen Hacker, explains how Olympic athletes use mental skills coaches to help them prepare for success in this story from the New York Times.
Students had the opportunity last Friday to present their summer research posters and discuss what they had done over the previous few months with other students, faculty, and staff members.
Jazz Under the Stars returned for its first performance Thursday evening, after a year absence due to COVID-19, with the Cosmic Jazz Quartet performing in Mary Baker Russell Music Building's amphitheater. The summer concert series takes place every Thursday evening through August. Follow the link for upcoming shows: https://www.plu.edu/jazz/concerts-events/jazz-under-the-stars/
Faculty from PLU’s Native American and Indigenous Studies were honored to host members of the Lummi Nation, and their newly carved and painted totem pole. Shortly after their campus visit, the Lummi tribal members embarked on a cross-country journey to gather hopes, prayers, and support for protecting sacred places and the natural world for generations to come. They finished their journey in late July when the totem pole was presented to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on the National Mall.
PLU Professor of Education, Paul Sutton, Ph.D., shares why it's a great time to study education and why PLU is a great place to do so! For more information visit https://www.plu.edu/education/
Internships are not only transformative but also give students an advantage as they enter the workforce. In an effort to create equitable opportunities for all PLU students an Internship Scholarship Fund was established by alumni. Read how PLU students, staff, faculty and alumni came together to problem solve a way to make internships more accessible for all.
Internships are not only transformative but also give students an advantage as they enter the workforce. In an effort to create equitable opportunities for all PLU students an Internship Scholarship fund was established by alumni. Visit the plu.edu/news to learn how PLU students, staff, faculty, and alumni came together to problem solve a way to make internships more accessible for all.
Happy Primary Election Day, Washingtonians! Don't forget to drop or mail your ballet if you haven't already! 🗳️🗳️
Congratulations to the students and faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University (our MFA in creative writing) on wrapping up a successful ten-day intensive residency. This year’s residency was virtual, but one evening local students and faculty met for a potluck in South Seattle.
In evaluating America's school systems, PLU's Cathy Kim, Ph.D., answers five important questions in this latest piece from WalletHub. Check out the article ⬇️ https://wallethub.com/edu/e/states-with-the-best-schools/5335#expert=Cathy_Kim
Which building window are we looking through today? #LuteLookout 🪟👀 The rules are simple -> we post a photo taken out of a campus window, you guess which building the photo was taken from, and we’ll share the answer in the thread the following day.
PLU Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Hacker spoke with CNN International today about the psychological aspect of athletics and the pressure of competing at the Olympic Games. Watch the discussion at the link below ⬇️ https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/07/29/oympics-simone-biles-mental-health-colleen-hacker.cnn/video/playlists/amanpour/
Conor McNeill '11, head strength and conditioning Coach for New Zealand's Olympic Rugby team, shares his experience at the Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan! #repost #GoLutes “Make the big time where you are." - Frosty Westering “I learned this playing small school Division 3 football in Tacoma, WA. It made sense to me having grown up in rural McCleary, WA. I've put this into action while washing dishes in a French kitchen to supplement my pro football contract. Now I get to apply it on Day 1 of the Olympic Games. The big time is not a place, but a state of your heart. Thanks Frosty.” - Conor McNeill '11 This post originally appeared on Conor’s Instagram and was shared with permission.
Hard work pays off. Networking is key. Relationships are everything.
Participants in the 2021 Summer Opera Workshop rehearsed earlier this month for a performance of “Mozart's The Magic Flute” production. The workshop allows participants to work with faculty members on movement, acting, and vocal studies in preparation for a culminating performance at the end of the workshop.
Do you look for opportunities today that will help to make the world a better place for future generations? Are you dedicated to students and serving the community? PLU is hiring for a variety of positions! To learn more about the opportunities, visit our employment page at employment.plu.edu
We can't seem to get anything past you, and you've all been fantastic! For today's #LuteLookOut, which window are we looking through? The rules are simple -> we post a photo taken out of a campus window, you guess which building the photo was taken from, and we’ll share the answer in the thread the following day.
Today we're revisiting a conversation with Brooke Brown '06, an ethnic studies teacher at Parkland’s Washington High School, who was named the 2021 Washington State Teacher of the Year by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Congratulations to PLU's volleyball team for being recognized by The American Volleyball Coaches Association for academic excellence! #GoLutes
Professor Michael Artime, chair of PLU's Department of Political Science, shares why it's a great time to study politics and government and why PLU is a great place to do so! Learn more at plu.edu/political-science
Over the past decade, PLU graduates have had an 80 percent medical school acceptance rate (compared to a national average of 40-45 percent) and an 80 percent dental school acceptance rate (compared to a national average of 50 percent).
Our photographer spotted this beautiful coyote on the edge of campus earlier this week. According to the team of scientists at gritcitycarnivores.org, coyotes can be found all over Pierce County—from downtown Tacoma, to the suburbs, to Mount Rainier. PLU grounds staff say that they occasionally spot coyotes during the summer months when there isn't a lot of activity on campus. #PLUsummer #PacificNorthwest
So far, you've done an excellent job of guessing! Which of the following windows are we looking through for today’s #LuteLookOut? The rules are simple -> we post a photo taken out of a campus window, you guess which building the photo was taken from, and we’ll share the answer in the thread the following day.