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Spotlight Series

Violence, Espionage, & Anti-Semitism:
British & Soviet Spy Ops Against Boston’s Christian Front Organization, 1940-1945

7 p.m., April 3 | Anderson University Center, Scandinavian Cultural Center

Fr. Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., of the history department at Boston College will speak about his explorations of a heretofore unknown set of intelligence relationships involving Nazi, British and Soviet spy networks in Boston during World War II.

This event is free and open to the public.

More Spotlight Events

(events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join us throughout April to raise awareness and offer support for who are affected by sexual assault. Calendar sponsored by SAPET, It’s On Us, Center for Gender Equity, and PLU’s Title IX office.

Kaveh Akbar, writer’s story and reading

4 p.m., April 5 | Story | Anderson University Center 133
7 p.m., April 5 | Reading | Scandinavian Cultural Center

Iranian-American author and founding editor of Divedapper, Kaveh Akbar will come to campus to discuss his vocational journey and read his work.

2018 Dr. Rae Linda Brown
Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 14 | Anderson University Center

The event showcases university-wide research and creative activities of PLU students and brings together the exciting work occurring across campus in multiple interdisciplinary sessions.

Looking in the Mirror: How Do We Improve STEM Teaching and Learning in K-12?


7 p.m., April 16 | Anderson University Center, Regency Room

Anderson University Center – Scandinavian Cultural Center

Kirk Robbins will guide participants through an interactive learning experience to consider each individual’s role in improving the learning of science in the K-12 education system.

7:30 p.m., April 17 | Scandinavian Cultural Center

Native American artist, storyteller and educator Roger Fernandes will share the wisdom and stories of the First People and demonstrate the knowledge and philosophies of this land’s Indigenous people that create harmonious and sustainable way of life.

Malick Folk Performing Company

April 22, 3:00 p.m. | Eastvold Auditorium, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The internationally renowned Malick Folk Performing Company travels to PLU to share Indigenous arts and culture of Trinidad and Tobago. Join us for beautiful music and dance! Co-sponsored by Tacoma Public Schools.

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Throughout April join campus partners in learning about, recognizing and talking about autism.

Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.

Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.

Film screening and panel discussion
April 12, 6:00 p.m. | Xavier 201

Please join the Women’s and Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies at Pacific Lutheran for a screening of Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.

Dance 2018: Storytelling

Dance 2018: Storytelling

April 20 and 21, 7:30 p.m. | Eastvold Auditorium in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Directed by Rachel Winchester, Dance 2018: Storytelling is an inspiring collection of faculty, student, and guest artist choreography, revealing fresh perspectives and diverse artistry.

$10 general admission, $5 senior citizens and alumni, $3 PLU community, students and free 18 and younger.

E hoʻolohe i nā leo o ka Pākīpika!

E hoʻolohe i nā leo o ka Pākīpika!

PLU lūʻau
April 21, 5:30 p.m. | Olson Gymnasium

E hele mai kākou! Please join us for our second lūʻau hosted by Pacific Lutheran University’s Hawaii Club and Asian Pacific Islander Student Association! The theme for this year is Ka Leo o Ka Pākīpika- “The Voices of the Pacific”.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for children and $20 for students.

Norwegian Heritage Festival

Norwegian Heritage Festival
April 28, 10 a.m. | Anderson University Center

Pacific Lutheran University was founded by Norwegian Lutheran pioneers in 1890, and its Scandinavian roots run deep. The university honors those roots annually with the Norwegian Heritage Festival, a collection of events that feature Norwegian foods, entertainment, and vendors, as well as crafts and demonstrations from rosemaling to woodcarving.