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Spotlight Series

“Black Bodies and the Justice of God”


Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. | Scandinavian Cultural Center,
Anderson University Center (AUC)

This year’s Lutheran Studies Conference focuses on “Black Bodies and the Justice of God” in the Lutheran tradition, art, theology, ethics and literature.

The conference also draws connection to the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a book that all first-year PLU students have read for the incoming classes of 2017 and 2018. The conference features an incredible lineup of leading theologians and we encourage you and your congregations or colleagues to read their works prior to the conference.

The conference is free and open to the public and is made possible by the generosity of the anonymous donors who endowed the University Chair in Lutheran Studies.

More Spotlight Events

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

PLU Athletics Staycation Weekend

Sept. 14-16

Spend your weekend cheering on the Lutes!
Every fall athletic team has a home game.

Friday, Sept. 14

6 p.m., Pep Rally | Red Square
7 p.m., Volleyball vs. Pacific | Olson Gymnasium

Saturday, Sept. 15

11 a.m., PLU Cross Country Invite | XC Course
Noon, Women’s Soccer vs. Whitworth | East Field
1 p.m., Football vs. Claremont | Sparks Stadium
(601 7th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371)

2:30 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Willamette | East Field
5 p.m., Volleyball vs. Linfield | Olson Gymnasium

Sunday, Sept. 16

8 a.m., Men’s Golf at the Collegiate Invitational | The Home Course (Golf House Rd, DuPont, WA 98327)
Noon, Women’s Soccer vs. Whitman | East Field
2:30 p.m., Men’s Soccer vs. Linfield | East Field
5 p.m., University Congregation | Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center

The festivities kick off with a pep rally in Red Square featuring PLU’s pep band Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Make sure you wear your PLU black and gold. Go Lutes!

“First, Do No Harm: Medical Science, Ethics and the Holocaust”


Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. |
Anderson University Center
Online registration is preferred,
but free at-the-door admission is available 

The 2018 Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education will be dedicated to exploring the role of medical science and the Holocaust.

Broadway Today! A Musical Review

Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. |
Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$10, Tickets also available at the door

Come join our best and brightest as we celebrate incredible songs from the past two seasons of Broadway’s biggest hits.

Nyaho Garcia Duo


Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. | Lagerquist Concert Hall
$10, Tickets also available at the door.

Featuring William Chapman Nyaho and Susanna Garcia; performing an All-American program of music by Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein.

“Teaching Computer Science as Social Innovation”


Tuesday, Oct. 9., 4:30 p.m. workshop, 7:30 p.m. lecture  |
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Anderson University Center (AUC)
Both events are free and open to the public 

Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but the subject remains neglected or marginalized in K-12 education. Can more be done to improve student access to this important way of thinking?