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Post-Election Resources

In the aftermath of an election that was unprecedented in its tumult and divisiveness, we come together as a community to understand the dynamics that brought us to this moment, to offer support in the face of uncertainty, and to find ways to move ourselves and the issues we care about forward. Many of you are already doing the work of rethinking, reimagining, reorganizing, and building that comes after a major shift in the landscape.

You’ll find many resources here, and more will be added.

Health Center: Kim Riano

Human Resources: Terri Phillips

Student Rights and Responsibilities: Eva Frey

Center or Gender Equity: Dawn Cuthbertson

Campus Safety

Student Financial Services

Financial Aid: Mike Frechette

Counseling Center (253) 535-7206

Health Center (253) 535-7337

PLU After-Hour Counseling Center (253) 535-7075

Campus Safety (253) 535-7441

Health Center: Kim Riano

Campus Ministry: Pastor Jen Rude

Diversity Center: Angie Hambrick

Center for Gender Equity: Jen Smith

Names Fitness Center (253) 535-7352

Dean of Students: Eva Frey

Diversity Center: Nicole Juliano

Associate Students of PLU (ASPLU)

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Ness Family Chapel

Resident Directors

Commuter and Transfer Student Connections

Campus Ministry:

The Campus Ministry office also hosts Grace Space on every Thursday from 11AM – 1PM where everyone is welcome to stop by to visit and chat about whatever is on their mind.

JED Foundation

Teaching Tolerance

The Chronicle of Higher Education

After the Election: Wrestling the Angle of Fear by Allan Johnson
Hope is better suited to feeling than action, for it does not so much galvanize as soothe, a refuge from despair that does not hold us to account. Faith, on the other hand, comes of having to wrestle the angel of fear.

Academic Advising: Hal DeLaRosby

Wang Center for Global Education

Academic Assistance Center

International Honors Program: Carmiña Palerm

Your academic advisor

Civility in the Classroom: A Better Approach by Richard Olsen and Vernon Cronen, Academic Impressions, March 2017

Source: Bennington College. Retrieved on November 14, 2016 from 

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In a spirit of partnership and collective care for each other, we invite you to send  us resources, links, or sites that are focused on helping us learn, unlearn, and relearn.

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Upcoming Events

SPSHEDPI: Decolonizing the Academy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  |  8AM – 3:30PM |  University Center – Chris Knutzen Hall

This year’s institute will be facilitated by Anita Fernández and Norma Gonzalez of the Xicanx Institute for Teaching and Organizing (XITO), an urban education consulting collective from Tucson, Arizona. XITO consultants will examine the need for university educators to commit themselves to eradicating injustices through their roles by interrogating systemic racism, naming state violence, and acting as scholar-activists to disrupt the ways in which university spaces often perpetuate oppressive structures. XITO’s consultants are experts in culturally responsive and rehumanizing pedagogy proven to eliminate the “achievement gaps” for low income and students of color.

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Solidarity with Standing Rock

Wednesday, February 8, 2017  |  4PM – 6PM |  Red Square

Bringing together local Tribes and community leaders to raise awareness to issues and potential solutions facing Standing Rock and our local Indigenous communities.

iGroup: Exploring Gender

Friday, February 10, 2017  |  4PM – 6PM

Intergroup dialogue program inviting students to explore topics of identity formation, social systems, equity, and collaboration for positive change. PLU iGroup partners with campus organizations and learning communities to host a sustained dialogue experience (meeting for 7 weeks) with the aim to strengthen understanding of self and cultivate a cohort of social justice minded leaders.

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Workshop: Leadership without Borders

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  |  9:30AM – 12:30PM |  Admin 101

A 3-hour workshop for PLU faculty, staff and students on best practices and resources to build and sustain a supportive environment for undocumented students.

Workshop: How to maximize the success of PLU students by increasing their belonging on campus

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  |  1PM – 2:3PM |  University Center

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at The Ohio State University and author of College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success for All Students, will be facilitating a workshop for PLU Faculty and Staff on how to maximize the success of PLU students by increasing their belonging on campus. View his popular TEDx talk Inalienable Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Belonging. Registration is required for this workshop and this workshop is free. If you are not able to attend this workshop, Dr. Strayhorn will be serving as the keynote speaker for the Black Student Union’s Celebration of Black History and Culture event on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00pm in CK West.

The People's Gathering: A Revolution of Consciousness

Friday, February 24, 2017  |  8AM – 4:40PM |  University Center

A professional/personal development learning experience and networking opportunity designed to move the (often dreaded) “Race Conversation” forward. The conference seeks to create a supportive space in which participants can engage in honest and open dialogue about race and racial disparities that are systemically present in work, school and everyday life.

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