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Spotlight Series

Veterans Day

Friday, Nov. 9, 10:30-11:11 a.m. | Lagerquist Concert Hall
Free and open to the public

Join us in honoring and remembering those who have served our country and the many veterans that make up PLU’s community. Guest speaker Col. Curtis A. Buzzard will make an address after a musical performance by the PLU Brass Quintet and a posting of the colors. Following the celebration, there will be a reception in the Krielder Lounge.

More Spotlight Events

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

Global Getdown

Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Cave
Free and open to the public

Hosted by the Diversity Center, this event takes place during International Student Week to highlight a broad array of cultural backgrounds with performances that range from dance and song to poetry — whatever students feel represents their culture.

Brenda Morris from Apex Parks Group


Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6-7 p.m. | Leraas Hall, Rieke Science Center

The BUSA Leadership series brings preeminent industry and organizational leaders, students and selected guests together for one-hour sessions that offer insight into current issues facing decision-makers and first-hand accounts of professional experiences and career development. Brenda Morris, CFO for Apex Parks Group and a PLU alumna, headlines November’s session.

Horror, Hilarity, and the Absurdity of War

Nov. 20 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Studio Theatre, Karen Hille Philips Center for the Performing Arts

Kevin Knodell ’11, a journalist and author, will speak about his book, “War is Boring,” and the process that went into creating it — a graphic novel-style collection of stories that describe the lives of soldiers, rebels, peacekeepers and refugees. The book describes their fear, courage, brutality and humanity, the excitement and the boredom.

In the second hour of the program, PLU’s Vet Corps Navigator Novus-Khan Binyaamem will lead a panel discussion with Knodell, the book’s co-authors and three veterans with PLU ties, examining different military conflicts from multiple perspectives and sharing the experiences of war.


A Christmas Carol

Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. | Eastvold Auditorium
Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Student Discount Performance: Free to anyone with a valid student ID.

Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim in this one-act musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale from PLU’s Theatre and Dance! The showing is free to anyone with a valid student ID. Non-students are eligible to purchase tickets for standard ticket price.