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J-Term 2020 – Study Away in Ireland

J-Term 2020: Travel with us to Ireland via our blog. PLU offers a variety of study away program options to make this important component of a PLU education accessible to as many students as possible. Narrow your search by exploring your options by academic discipline,…

20 Minutes Can Make All The Difference

When school lets out at Tacoma’s Birney Elementary, Sergio Beltran (Class of ’10 PLU sociology alum) can be found outside the cafeteria greeting students as they head into Expanded Learning at the All-Star Center . On a recent Thursday, Sergio noticed one student looked a…

Palmer Scholars Builds Hope and Opportunity Through Education

Palmer Scholars builds hope and opportunity through education. Jonathan Jackson, Class of ’12 sociology alum, a member of the PLU Alumni Board and a current MBA student at PLU, is executive director of Palmer Scholars. The organization was founded in 1983 by Tacoma businessman R.…

American Sociological Association’s Honors Program

TACOMA WA – Congratulations to Robert Gallagher (Sociology Junior) for his acceptance into the prestigious American Sociological Association’s Honors Program! According to the ASA “the Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Once admitted, these exceptional students…

Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting

OAKLAND, CA – PLU Students & Faculty Attend Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting/Conference A group of PLU Sociology majors (Morgan Hanseen, Christina Easley, Robert Gallagher, Aziza Ahmed, and Michele Matthew) and Professor Laura Fitzwater-Gonzalez, recently had the opportunity to attend the Pacific Sociological Association Annual…