The story below, out of Trinidad & Tobago, is heavy on Lutes: The news organization Loop featured a group of PLU students learning a dance as part of the Carnival celebration. It is one of many ways students are immersed in the nation's culture during the Gateway program offered through the PLU Wang Center. The choreographer? Candice Hughes '08, the native alumna who serves as the on-site program coordinator. The article's author? Dareece Polo (pictured below, far right). How is Dareece tied to PLU? She honed her journalism skills with the help of Professor Joanne Lisosky (pictured front, center). The PLU professor completed her third Fulbright last semester, at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts in T&T — the first community college to institute a journalism program on the islands. How's that for full circle? Read the full story here: bit.ly/2EvP61Y #LutesAway
From our Parkland in Washington to their Parkland in Florida, our hearts go out to the students, teachers, staff and families of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community tonight.
It’s here (det er her), Lutes! Our valentine to you comes in the form of the winter issue of #ResoLute, highlighting our roots — våre røtter — in Norway. A writer and photographer traveled to Oslo and Telemark in the fall to seek diverse stories about alumni, students and programs that maintain PLU’s deep connection to its living heritage and core values. Learn more about the kinship and show a little love for these stories that sustain the bond: plu.edu/resolute/winter-2018 #LutesAway
Pacific Lutheran University women finished second and the men finished fourth in the 2018 Northwest Conference swimming championships at the King County Aquatic Center on Sunday. #GoLutes http://golutes.com/sports/wswim/2017-18/releases/2018021210jdj7 http://golutes.com/sports/mswim/2017-18/releases/201802120l8qiu
By Michael Halvorson Director of Innovation Studies; On Monday, February 19, 2018 (President’s Day), students at Pacific Lutheran University are invited for a special tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters (HQ). | On President's day, interested PLU students will get a special tour of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters as part of a collaborative effort between the company and PLU’s office of Career Connections and Alumni and Constituent Relations. | plu.edu
The same principles and techniques that we cultivate to achieve excellence in the Olympic Games can be mastered and adopted by athletes and teams at any level and in any sport. | PLU's Dr. Colleen Hacker received another gold medal at the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships to add to the collection she's built working with Team USA. Here are her thoughts on the art of pursuing excellence. #GoLutes 💛🖤💛🖤 | positivecoach.org
By Genny Boots ’18 PLU Marketing & Communications; TACOMA, WASH. (Feb. 7, 2018)— Michael Farnum, director of military outreach at Pacific Lutheran University, is playing matchmaker. “It’s sort of like | Michael Farnum, director of military outreach, is playing matchmaker for a new program that helps veterans and ROTC cadets transition from military life and college, respectively. Learn more about SaLUTE and contact Farnum to get involved! | plu.edu
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Lutes! PLU needs 100 fun-loving volunteers to help facilitate friendly competitions at this year's MESA Day on March 10th. If you're interested, follow the link to fill out a registration form. https://www.plu.edu/mesa/mesa-day/volunteer/ #GoLutes
How an African-American composer’s works were saved from destruction. | The New Yorker credits our late Provost Dr. Rae Linda Brown with efforts that saved African American composer’s Florence Beatrice Price works from destruction. In the first comment on this post, Dr. Brown recounts the journey of finding Price's lost compositions. | newyorker.com
By Helen Smith ’19 Contributing writer; TACOMA, WASH. (Jan. 29, 2018) — Two episodes of a new four-part MediaLab documentary project are set to premiere next month in Seattle. The | The first two episodes of the four-part series — about immigration and gender — screen at 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Seattle Central Public Library. Learn more about PLU MediaLab's nationwide travels and RSVP for the event! | plu.edu
PLU Music's Edwin Powell, director of bands, sends another message: "We have reached Salzburg! Home of Mozart!" The Lutes are standing in front of the Mozart Monument, located in front of a museum in the Salzburg historic district. The group is wrapping up a study-away adventure that also featured stops in Vienna, Prague, Leipzig and Berlin. #LutesAway
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The Lutes in Martinique for J-Term got the chance to see how bananas are grown and packaged. You never know what you’ll learn while studying away. 🍌 #Repost @lorrainetommo18 ・・・ banana anyone? it was amazing to see the process of how bananas are grown and are packaged! this last week here has been packed with amazing experiences! only four more days 😔 #LutesAway
By Genny Boots ’18 PLU Marketing & Communications; TACOMA, WASH. (Jan. 25, 2018)— As a resident assistant in Harstad Hall at Pacific Lutheran University, Tegan Mitchell ’18 hosts events, conducts | In the first semester of using the new system aimed at flagging common pitfalls in the college experience, 717 reports were filed on 558 students — about 20 percent of the undergraduate population. "The Student Care Network is living our mission statement in a 21st century way," said Eva Frey, dean of students. | plu.edu
(Click images to view larger size.) | PLU students visit Hawaii Betsuin as part of their J-term studies of Buddhism! #LutesAway #GoLutes | hawaiibetsuin.org
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A gorgeous (and very green) view from the Tobago J-Term students’ trek into the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, a rainforest teeming with biodiversity. This is what study away looks like. 🍃 #Repost @cate_rush ・・・ We hiked along the Main Ridge, the backbone of the island, jetting lengthways across two thirds of Tobago's surface. It encompasses 9,789 acres of tropical rainforest, and reaches a height of 604 meters. The Main Ridge Forest Reserve is home to a number of flora and fauna; it is estimated that the rainforest provides habitats for 12 species of mammals, 24 non-poisonous snakes, 16 lizards, and 210 species of birds. Support of this unique biodiversity and exceptionally diverse ecosystem is of great value to humanity. #conservation #rainforest #tobago #hike #afterlife #travel #mindfultravel #mindfulness #photography #lutesaway
From Edwin Powell, director of bands, in Germany: "Greetings from the home of Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, and Richard Wagner!" The Lutes stand in front of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, where Bach spent the last years of his career and Martin Luther preached many years before. The group is set to move on to Berlin in the next several days. #LutesAway
The Lutes rank 35th in the nation out of 450 Division III institutions in the final fall installment of the NACDA Directors' Cup Standings. | PLU fall sports finish with a strong showing in the NACDA Directors' Cup standings -- 35th out of 450 D-III schools! The Lutes scored 50 points each from the women's soccer and volleyball teams, and 33 points from Brad Hodkinson's cross country performance at the NCAA Championships. | golutes.com
For a livestream of today's memorial service honoring Deputy Daniel McCartney, visit https://www.plu.edu/marcom/news/2018/01/11/deputy-memorial/
PLU welcomes visitors as we honor Deputy Daniel McCartney's life and service at today's memorial. A few reminders: Olson Auditorium is dedicated space reserved for family and law enforcement colleagues. Overflow seats with a livestream feed are available for the public at Mary Baker Russell Lagerquist Hall and the Karen Hille Phillips Eastvold Auditorium. All lower campus parking is reserved for the service. Please use upper campus lots or street parking today.
TIME Magazine catches a quiet moment with PLU alumnus Maurice Eckstein '11 as he listens to a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. playing in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached in Atlanta, on Jan. 12.
By Kari Plog ’11 PLU Marketing & Communications; TACOMA, WASH. (Jan. 12, 2018)- Hundreds of community members are expected to attend a gathering at Pacific Lutheran University on Wednesday, Jan. | "We lost one of our best," said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. Here are more details about Wednesday's service honoring Deputy Daniel McCartney, including information about building access, parking and street closures on and around campus. | plu.edu
Please join us in remembering the life and service of Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, a loving father of three, husband, son and loyal friend, who lost his life protecting the residents of Pierce County. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, at 1:00 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University’s Olson Auditorium, located at 10th Avenue and 124th Street South in Tacoma. The service will be open to the public. Parking on site is not available. Offsite parking and shuttle information will be provided as it becomes available.
Explore Augmented & Virtual Reality with PLU Continuing Education Join Continuing Education to try out the Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained, holographic computer. The instructor from our new "HoloLens AR/VR for Developers" course (starting February 14, 2018) will be on hand to show you how the device works and let you experience the world of augmented and virtual reality. This is a free event. To learn more about the upcoming HoloLens AR/VR for Developers course, visit https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/hololens/. | Explore Augmented & Virtual Reality with PLU Continuing Education Join Continuing Education to try out the Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained, holographic computer. The instructor from our new "HoloLens AR/VR for Developers" course (starting February 14, 2018) will be on hand to show you how the device works and let you experience the world of augmented and virtual reality. This is a free event. To learn more about the upcoming HoloLens AR/VR for Developers course, visit https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/hololens/. | Explore Augmented & Virtual Reality