Seniors Keiko Inouye and Sarah Stafford reflect on their time as student-athletes with the Lutes. #GoLutes
On February 13, PLU Baseball drafted its newest Lute, Garrett Brown! We are excited to partner with Team IMPACT to help cheer on Garrett! #GoLutes
PLU men's swimming seniors Bryson Baligad and Dennis Liu reflect on their time as student-athletes with the Lutes heading into the NWC Championships. #GoLutes
Head Coach Adam Frye leads the Lutes and shares his vision for the program.
PLU women's basketball student-athlete Madison Salisbury talks about winning NWC Player of the Week, the Lutes suffocating defense, and the transition from high school to college.
Change your life... become a Lute. Be a part of a historic program with four national titles, 22 conference championships, but also success in the classroom and beyond. #GoLutes
PLU men's basketball's Dylan Foreman talks about scoring his 1,000th career point this season along with his involvement broadcasting other Lute sporting events as a communications major.
International Student Services (ISS) at Pacific Lutheran University is committed to providing programs and services to support the academic and personal development of international students. ISS staff works closely with other university offices and student leaders to provide comprehensive services to maximize educational and personal experiences of each international student. ISS represents PLU in working with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program administered by the United States Department of Homeland Security. plu.edu/international
Eddie Na, member of the 2017 NWC Co-Champion PLU men's soccer team, talks about setting the career scoring record and his four years as a Lute. #GoLutes
PLU Athletics had a fantastic fall season! See just a few of the accolades our Lutes picked up and some of the highlights! #GoLutes
Highlights from the NWC Champion Pacific Lutheran University women's soccer team's trip to California for the NCAA Division III Tournament.
PLU soccer student-athletes Machaela Graddy and Kristi Kaneta along with volleyball student-athlete Julia Hutchison talk about earning bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament #GoLutes
PLU Head Coach Scott Westering talks about the Lister Elementary School outreach program and the positive impact its had both on the student-athletes at PLU and the students at Lister.
PLU women's cross country runner Tayler Cearley talks about the Lutes and her experience this fall after transferring from Clark College. #GoLutes
PLU women's soccer student-athletes Leah Magee and Machaela Graddy, NWC leaders in goals and points, talk about their goals for the rest of the 2017 season as the Lutes look to repeat as league champions
PLU men's cross country juniors Bo Frohock (drums), Kyle Rapacz (guitar/vocals), and Connor Bates (guitar) discuss their band "Pretty OK." #GoLutes
PLU's Eddie Na scores a penalty kick goal in the 105th minute, giving the Lutes the 2-1 overtime win over host Pacific to finish the weekend undefeated. The goal was Na's NWC leading 10th of the year. Clip courtesy of Pacific Sports Information.
PLU defensive back Carson Ketter tallies a 100-yard scoop and score in the Lutes' 23-13 win over the crosstown Loggers to open Northwest Conference play. #GoLutes
Brothers Brady and DJ Winter talk about playing together on offense for the PLU football team
The School of Nursing kept luring Molly Martin back. By the time she earned the university’s highest degree, she left with more than a shiny new title. The nurse practitioner for Providence Medical Group at Hawks Prairie Internal Medicine in Lacey, Washington, already earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at Pacific Lutheran University. “PLU makes sure you’re in there and you’re getting your hands dirty, by experience not just by reading it in a textbook,” she said. “That’s what kept me coming back over and over again.” So, it was a no-brainer for Martin to return to the university as part of the first cohort of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.
Katie Gardiner ’18, is one of the summer research assistants for Dean Waldow, professor of chemistry. Gardiner is working alongside Jacob Finney ’18 to build better, safer batteries.
Jon Freeman, assistant professor of chemistry and his student researchers spent the summer studying a species of green algae whose genes can be isolated and used for biofuel production. The team uses a fluorescent screen to identify high-producing algae strains, then puts those particular genes into an E. Coli host to optimize the gene production.
Tarka Wilcox, assistant professor of geosciences, has traded the lab for mountain biking, cliffside rappelling and drones. Luckily for him, his two student research assistants have former military experience, perfect for their treks through Western Washington.
Renzhi Cao and his team are working on applying machine learning to bioinformatics. They are writing an algorithm that will take huge amounts of data on protein sequences and produce conclusions, notice patterns and speed up analysis for scientists to use. It is a little bit of biology, statistics, mathematics and computer science. One application of this research is more efficient pharmaceutical drug design.
Heidi Schutz, assistant professor of biology, and her two student assistants are are studying populations of three-spined stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus). They are about the size of an index finger and live throughout the Northern Hemisphere. They are similar to salmon, in that they live mostly in marine environments but travel to freshwater to spawn. However there are several populations that live out their lives in rivers or lakes close to the ocean. Their behavior, biology and body shape or skeletons shift depending on their environment, Schutz said. These various environments are ideal for studying how the sexes evolve differently.