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).
PLU President Allan Belton and ASPLU President Todd Dizon discuss the university's new strategic plan.
A vital part of Pacific Lutheran University's academic experience is the opportunity for students to build relationships with faculty members working in the career fields those students want to pursue. Faculty mentorship can help strengthen a student academically, give career-related advice or feedback, be a sounding board for ideas and experiences, assist with networking — and ultimately bridge the connection from PLU to real career opportunities using their skills.
In recognition of his impactful work as an academic researcher and mentor, Pacific Lutheran University’s Dr. Dean Waldow has been awarded the prestigious Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award by the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
Join us in one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Northwest, as The Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra present our annual Christmas concert, “O Nata Lux.” Works by Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Benjamin Britten and others will be mixed with traditional carols and seasonal favorites as we celebrate the glory, hope and light of the Christmas season. plu.edu/christmas
A College Student's Perspective Wondering how to get involved in college? Current student Nate talks about the different aspects of Recreation on campus. More than 1,000 students participate in our recreation programs every year! In addition to Outdoor Rec, Intramurals, and Club Sports, PLU Rec also offers Group Exercise (Group X) classes. See more about Recreation at plu.edu/recreations. What videos do you want to see from students? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned in the following weeks to see if we pick your topic! www.plu.edu/apply www.plu.edu/visit
PLU welcomes our 14th president, Mr. Allan Belton! During four years of PLU leadership, Allan has developed a strong vision for PLU’s future. He is deeply committed to our mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care – for other people for their communities and for the Earth. He is focused on providing the tools student need for success in a rapidly changing global economy. Allan grew up as the youngest of eight kids in Zillah, WA, and was the first in his family to graduate from college. He earned a B.A. in Business Administration and M.B.A from Washington State University. Allan is married to Melinda Krotz Belton, PLU Class of 1991; they live in Gig Harbor with their three children. www.plu.edu/president
Students moved into their resident halls on Friday, Sept. 6, as part of New Student Orientation! NSO is an exciting event designed to welcome new students to PLU’s vibrant community and allow you to get connected, to be involved and to stay informed. It is a time to learn about the resources you will need to be successful during your time at PLU and to make connections with your fellow Lutes! https://www.plu.edu/nso/
Are you curious about how the world works? Do you want to be a more productive and informed citizen? Would you like to participate in making society better? As abundant as our resources may be, they are not unlimited; we all must make choices about how best to use them. Economics students at PLU study how people, both individually and collectively, make such choices. In your classes, you will investigate the individual choices, institutional arrangements, and public policies that determine what kinds of goods and services are produced and who receives them. You will also consider how these policies and institutions might be redesigned to improve human welfare. Studying economics allows you to understand the world around you, both how it is and how it might be made better. While developing a set of analytical tools along with reasoning and communication skills, your studies in economics will address issues such as health care, immigration, international trade and development, natural resource management, economic growth, and poverty. As a major, you will also have an opportunity to work closely with individual faculty members to produce original research on topics of your choice. plu.edu/economics
Pacific Lutheran University believes that a private liberal arts education should be available to students from all walks of life and all economic backgrounds. The 253 PLU Bound Scholarship provides full-tuition financial aid to College Bound-eligible prospective students who attended a Washington high school and maintained a 3.30 or higher weighted cumulative GPA. 253 PLU Bound changes students' lives — this is one of their stories. plu.edu/253
Pacific Lutheran University believes that a private liberal arts education should be available to students from all walks of life and all economic backgrounds. The 253 PLU Bound Scholarship provides full-tuition financial aid to College Bound-eligible prospective students who attended a Washington high school and maintained a 3.30 or higher weighted cumulative GPA. 253 PLU Bound changes students' lives — these are their stories. plu.edu/253
Challenge your perspective! Study Abroad vs Study Away: PLU values the diversity within the US and therefore offers academic programs both locally and globally. Students earn PLU credit and have access to Financial Aid and Scholarships while studying away for a Semester,Year or Short-Term program. For more information, visit: https://www.plu.edu/wang-center/
The PLU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares graduates in one of two advanced practice specialty areas: -Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) -Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Graduates are able to develop and evaluate quality within a health system, collaborate with inter-professional teams to improve health outcomes, and be leaders in the nursing profession. For more information, please visit: https://www.plu.edu/dnp/
Ranked as one of the top 150 graduate nursing programs in the US by US News and World Report, the MSN Care and Outcomes Manager (COM) program is designed to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to lead change, promote health and elevate care in various roles and settings. For more information, please visit: https://www.plu.edu/msn/
You want to teach. We offer three pathways to becoming a teacher, MAE – Teacher Certification, MAE – Alternative Routes, and MAE – Non-Certification for International Students. All three programs prepare you with a strong theoretical foundation and real classroom experience. Our intense coursework and schedule provides you with rigorous preparation to gain the skills to become an effective teacher and educator. For more information, visit: https://www.plu.edu/education/master-of-arts-in-education/
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