Breanna Nelson '12, blowing bubbles while dressed in a red white and blue theme at fundraiser to send the PLU women's ultimate frisbee team to the nationals on Friday, May 11, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
KPLU-FM reached two milestones recently: the station was inducted in the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and its audience listening ratings were the highest in the history of the station.
Epidemiologist William Foege addresses changing face of global health.
Master chef Ken Arnone returns to campus for a week of interactive cooking sessions featuring Italian cuisine.
More than 720 first year students entered PLU in 2007, the largest freshman class the university has ever had.
President Loren Anderson joined with a dozen college and university presidents to sign the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment - a pledge that requires universities to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral.
Philosophy professor Erin McKenna and student Lindsey Webb '08 discuss animal ethics.
Student saxophonist Jamie Rottle will compete as a national finalist in the 2007 National Music Teacher Association‚Äôs Woodwind Young Artist Competition in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2007, PLU's Society of Professional Journalist chapter was named "outstanding student chapter of the nation" by the national office.
Archeologist Don Ryan, on the first day of a dig in 1989 found the mummy of Hatshepsut, Egypt's greatest female pharaoh.
Education professors Mike Hillis and Ron Byrnes are among the presenters at the first annual World Affairs Summit hosted by the City of Tacoma from April 19 to 21 in various downtown locations.
Benson Family Chair and history professor E. Wayne Carp a awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer grant in 2007.
The Emerging Leaders Program strives to prepare first and second year students to take on leadership roles on campus.
When Lt. Ehren Watada entered Nordquist Lecture Hall last week, more than 150 students, faculty, staff and community members met him with a mixed reaction ‚Äì some in open support and others in quiet disapproval. Watada received national headlines when he refused to deploy to Iraq in 2006.
Governor Chris Gregoire awarded PLU senior Alana Schutt with the Washington State Medal of Valor for her quick and calm response in saving the lives of three men in the spring of 2006.
Opera, jazz and blues combined when the 2007 opera workshop presented Kurt Weill‚Äôs ‚ÄúStreet Scene‚Äù in Eastvold Auditorium.
Ambassador Tom Eric Vraalsen discussed Norway‚Äôs role in peace efforts around the world, and in particular in Sudan, Africa, with about 40 students.
Angie Hambrick joined PLU in 2006 as the associate director of multicultural affairs, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Diversity. Eva Johnson is the director of Student Involvement and Leadership and the Diversity Center.
PLUstudent David Van Cleve is an avid Disney fan, and he jumped at the chance to take part in Disney‚Äôs College Program.
More than 700 undergraduate and graduate students participated in Spring Commencement 2008 at the Tacoma Dome.
The founders of the Wang Center for International Programs, Peter ‚Äô60 and Grace Wang, celebrated the center‚Äôs fifth anniversary and received the Peace Builder Award.
Former VP Walter Mondale spoke to a standing-room only audience on the topic, ‚ÄúThe Changing World Conversation,‚Äù as part of the Wang Center‚Äôs two-day ‚ÄúWorld Conversations: Voices from Around the Globe‚Äù event.
PLU and the University of Puget Sound teamed up to host PLU's second annual Relay for Life event at the university track.
Students get a chance to meet potential employers during the Spring Career and Internship Fair.
The makeshift classroom buzzed with life as dozens of Somali Bantu children worked with PLU student-volunteers to solve math problems, sound out words and learn their colors.
Senior Adam Spry was one of two students selected from a national pool of applicants to receive the inaugural American Graduate Fellowship.
Holocaust scholar and former PLU history professor Christopher Browning discussed his most recent research on the Holocaust at the annual Raphael Lemkin Essay Awards Banquet.
Students marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq with an awareness event on Red Square and a panel discussion featuring faculty members.
Maxine Herbert-Hill, director of cooperative education and academic internships, was recognized by the Northwest Career Educators and Employers Association for her years of service by presenting her with their highest honor, the James E. Lawson Service Award.
The Rubik‚Äôs Cube clicks and clacks as senior Chris Hunt deftly twists and turns the three-dimensional puzzle. After just 17 seconds, he‚Äôs nimbly solved the cube. According to the World Cubing Association‚Äôs Web site, Hunt is currently ranked 75th in the world in ‚Äúspeedcubing.‚Äù
Cleaning up a local school‚Äôs community garden was one of three local service projects offered during spring break by Students Involvement and Leadership and the Center for Public Service.
PLU Professor Colleen Hacker spent the ‚Äô08 summer working with the U.S. Olympic Women‚Äôs Field Hockey Team.
The Society of Professional Journalists recognized a number of PLU media students and student-run media organizations with regional Mark of Excellence Awards in March.
A common garden hose can play a masterful rendition of Mozart when placed in the capable hands of music professor Kathleen Farner.
Enron whistleblower Lynn Brewer spoke to nearly 200 PLU students last week about succeeding in business while also leading an ethical life.
In response to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech a week ago, PLU student leaders organized a Day of Solidarity last Wednesday to let the PLU community their express grief and support, including services and the signing of a long banner to send to Virginia Tech.
Last week‚Äôs ‚ÄúSenior DisOrientation‚Äù seminar provided graduating seniors with some practical advice about how to survive in the world beyond the Lutedome.
In his keynote address, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich called on PLU graduates to be great leaders in society, to tackle the issues no one else wants to address and empower others.
At the Spring Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2007 was charged to ask questions, listen and be leaders by a former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Two faculty members and three students embarked on a nearly three-week research trip to Norway and the Balkan to work with the Nansen Dialogue Network, an organization that fosters discussion among various ethnic groups living in the war-torn Balkan states.
PLU staff member Vickie Vital was named the cadet command‚Äôs top supply technician in the country for 2007.
Nearly 200 high school students from across the state flocked to PLU for Washington Business Week‚Äôs Summer Program in June.
PLU students and faculty take part in summer research projects in the natural sciences, many of which conducted fieldwork in the nearby forests, mountains and coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest.
Brazilian pianist, flutist and composer Jovino Santos Neto kicked off the 2007 Jazz Under the Stars concert series.
Tamara Power-Drutis ‚Äô08 did her part in ‚Äúgreening up‚Äù the PLU campus by getting student leadership involved in taking action.
New patrons eagerly pick-up those new reads at the Garfield Book Company. The book store doesn‚Äôt just target students, but is frequented by the community.
After receiving Sustainability Fellowships as students, Kyle Morean ‚Äô08 and Tamara Power-Drutis ‚Äô08 put it to work by educating and implementing sustainable practices on campus.
The PLU Wellness Center off of Pacific Avenue underwent a facelift in 2007, expanding the waiting room, adding a separate reception area, additional exam rooms and a private office for the two nurse practitioners
In August of 2007, the Rainier Writing Workshop graduated its first class.
Student Life Offices move back into the UC after the building underwent a overhaul.
Students flood the residence halls during fall move-in. There‚Äôs plenty to do and resources at hand as the students become acclimated to their new campus home.
Residence Hall Association‚Äôs Welcome Week, helps ease the nerves of new students with fun activities like contests between residence halls that promote community building and awards points to halls for their decorations, T-shirts and Sound-Off performances, as well as attendance at various orientation events.
The Garfield Book Company was dedicated in September 2007. The project has helped PLU forge new ties with the Parkland, Spanaway and Midland communities.
Dean of Information Resources, Chris Ferguson, often rides his bike to work. He‚Äôs one example of the PLU community trying to reduce commuter impact.
Professor Edwin Powell, digital media to record and process music by the students. The online communicating was funded through the Digital Media Center‚Äôs Small Grants Program.
Renowned philosopher and animal rights activist, Peter Singer, challenged PLU students to think about what they eat, how their food was raised and how the animal was treated before it was killed for food.
World renowned philosopher Peter Singer, visited campus to discuss everything from if it is OK to eat meat to what part of your wages should go toward alleviating world poverty?
PLU Dining and Culinary Services made the transition from one-swipe equals all-you-can-eat plan to something that better mimics life in the real world.
Chemistry professors Craig Fryhle, Dean Waldow, Myriam Cotten and Neal Yakelis applied for a National Science Foundation grant that the chemistry department won. The more than $740,000 was used to help purchase a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.
PLU was named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top four masters-level institutions in terms of the number of students currently participating in the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Student Fellowship.
PLU associate professor of education, Ron Byrnes, was invited by Hedmark University College to teach in Norway during spring term 2008 on a Fulbright Scholar Program award.
School of Nursing‚Äôs new Learning Resource Center Complex, where students here are learning new techniques.
PLU‚Äôs school of nursing has partnered with area institutions to combat a nursing shortage.
Assistant religion professor Tony Finitsis explored when the relationship between a man and a woman becomes combative and what it means to ‚Äúsleep with the enemy‚Äù in a 2007 lecture.
Students, alumni, faculty and staff put forth their best performing talents for Homecoming events.
Joelle Pretty, PLU‚Äôs director of transfer recruitment says, ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no typical transfers student,‚Äù each year and student is different.
Transfer students enrich campus with their experiences.
Former ASPLU vice president Tamara Power-Drutis ‚Äô08 encouraged people to think green through sustainable education and training.
Kurt and Pam Mayer (pictured), Joe and Gloria Mayer, Natalie Mayer-Yeager, Nancy Powell, Carol Powell Heller and Harry Heller committed more than $2 million to endow a professorship in Holocaust studies at PLU.
Theater students keep a hectic pace leading up to shows like ‚ÄúOur Country‚Äôs Good,‚Äù even working into the wee hours to make sure they put on a top notch show.
PLU student Jake Taylor took the long road to PLU, but once he transferred he found the right place for him.
At least three dozen PLU students with Southern California ties paid close attention to the wildfires running through the Los Angeles area in 2007.
The 2007 volleyball team swept through conference play undefeated and entered the NCAA Division III West Region Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
The renovated University Center has reached silver-level certification in the U.S. Green Building Council‚Äôs Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Associate business professor and director of ePLU, Chung-Shing Lee, says e-Business Day is a great resource for exploring the affects of new technologies on business today.
Visiting assistant professor of geosciences and environmental studies, Claire Todd, spent her j-term working with students exploring the most recent data on climate change and devising creative ways to educate the PLU community.
Faculty Fellow Don Ryan ‚Äô79 and his team went to Egypt‚Äôs ancient burial ground for the seventh field season of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project.
Seven graduating seniors were honored for their involvement on campus and in the surrounding community at the induction ceremony for the Pinnacle Society.
As a student and leader of the Hope ‚ÄòScopes club Phuong Lien Nguyen ‚Äò08, and the club members raised more than $1,000 to fight obstetric fistula in the developing world.
The first recipients of the Carol Sheffels Quigg Award for Excellence and Innovation were recognized at the 14th annual Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 13, 2007. The award honors faculty, staff and students who demonstrate unusually inventive, original and creative approaches to advance the mission of the university.
Breanne Coats ‚Äô08 was honored with the 2008 Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Tony Berger,Director of Campus Safety
First-year students consider the‚ big questions during PLU's EXPLORE! Program.
T-shirts make a splash in Brazil as students study on J-term.
Vpstart support directors, plays, acting.
One month and seven continents later, Lutes returned to campus from J-Term.
During J-Term, 16 students involved themselves in the Climate Change Ambassadors program.
For Melannie Cunningham, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has always been special.
MaryAnn Anderson talks with members of the Board of Regents at a banquet.
Nine education students began their student teaching experience in Windhoek, Namibia, and returned to campus in the spring to complete the experience at Tacoma schools.
Breanne Coats‚Äô08 attends national seminar
The Wang Center for International Programs honored China Partners Network
Stephen Lewis gives his keynote address at the Wang Center's 2008 symposium on global health.
Students can ‚Äútake the next step‚Äù at the annual spring Career, Internship and Graduate Program Fair.
A plucky team of student callers has set another record in dollars raised for PLU through telephone solicitation.
Described as mentors, role models and friends, women from the PLU community were honored for their accomplishments at the Women Center‚Äôs 12th annual Inspirational Women‚Äôs Banquet.
Amanda Montgomery enrolled in PLU‚Äôs Marriage and Family Therapy master‚Äôs program, from which she‚Äôll graduate this summer.
The voices of 400 elementary, middle and high school students bounced off the walls of Olson and Memorial gyms at the annual MESA Day competition.
Lutes find trip to New Orleans inspiring, shocking.
Culinary week, Chefs Table
Web banner for Volunteer Center.
SOAC Week highlights creativity, tradition
Henery Freedman talks with President anderson and others before his lecture
Sut Jhally Keynote Address in Lagerquist Concert Hall. Sut Jhally, Founder of the Media Education Foundation (wwww.mediaed.org), will kick off the "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Men's Role in Ending Violence Against Women" Conference with a keynote address.
Spring 2008 Hawaiian Luaui, organized by PLU Hawaii Club
The PLU Community Garden marked the grand opening of its new and much larger plot April 20.
Cary Nelson speaks with Campus Voice about the American Association of University Professors.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni will paint the campus purple on April 25 and 26 during PLU‚Äôs third annual Relay for Life.
Members of the PLU community gather at Red Square for a Candle Light Vigil to remember and to grieve the loss of PLU students Jocelyn Denham and Brady Freeman
The Fair Trade and World Good store marks World Fair Trade Day with tea samples, eduational events, discounts and live music.
There‚Äôs nothing easy about PLU‚Äôs pre-professional health services program. For aspiring physicians like Guy Jensen, that‚Äôs exactly the point.
At the annual spring meeting, the Board of Regents approved 12 faculty recipients of Regency Advancement Awards and recognized student and faculty leaders.
Jen Thomas ‚Äô98, ‚Äô99 wears many hats in the PLU athletic department. She‚Äôs the assistant athletic director, a senior woman administrator and assistant athletic trainer. Jen Thomas also develops athletes into leaders.
Assistant professor of chemistry Neal Yakelis students to develop innovative research projects.
PLU student Adam Whistler said T-stad, as Tingelstad Hall is known on campus, wasn‚Äôt his first choice, but he‚Äôs glad to call it his PLU home. Afterall it does place him in the tallest building in Parkland.
Kingsley Kalohelani belted out ‚ÄúA Whole New World‚Äù from Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúAladdin‚Äù to become the 2008 PLU Idol.
May 2008 Graduation - Joyce Barr speaks at graduation
It‚Äôs been a whirlwind four years for Candice Hughes ‚Äô08, as the graduate breaks new ground
Candice Hughes Hughes encourages classmates to be global citizens
ricka Hummel ‚Äô08 and Daniel Wilson ‚Äô06 both have early memories of Germany, as both visited or lived in the country as children. Now, they will return as Fulbright scholars. (needs foto, needs to be renamed)
Ingrid Ford ‚Äô97 knows what Sudan well. The Nursing School alum has been there numerous times as part of the Doctors Without Borders program.
The five-foot-11-inch outside hitter from Clackamas, Ore., Beth Hanna, has made a major impact on the PLU volleyball program
Eager high school students take part in Business Week at PLU.
Lori A. Loan ‚Äô82 said healthcare is finally part of the national presidential debate by both parties.
PLU‚Äôs Jazz Under the Stars, features musical performances under the warm summer night sky, including past contributions like vocalist Greta Matassa and her trio.
Classics professor Eric Nelson makes an appearance on the Discovery Channel‚Äôs ‚ÄúMachines of Malice.‚Äù
Students in the MFT program participate in hands on training.
Culinary and Dining Services finds a place for those throw away food items and it‚Äôs not a land fill, it‚Äôs a compost pile.
iconographer Kathy Sievers shares with interested youth at her University Gallery exhibit, ‚ÄúPicturing Faith: Continuing Traditions of Iconography and Illumination.‚Äù
PLU student Becca Krzmarzick takes reducing PLU‚Äôs environmental footprint to heart. A Sustainability Fellowship helped her take action.i
New students check-in to their new home at PLU.
President Loren J. Anderson, along with the rest of the PLU campus welcomes more than 1,000 new students to the university during convocation.
James Brock, the dean of PLU‚Äôs School of Business, joined the school in the fall of 2008 urging students to take stock in what they can offer the world.
Students in Seattle enjoying a break outside a jazz club.
William P. Young, author of ‚ÄúThe Shack,‚Äù said he first wrote the book for his children, but friends and family encouraged him to push it further.
Jenn Henrichsen ‚Äò07 is working as a journalist in Geneva, Switzerland.
Art Thiel, sports columnist for seattlepi.com. PLU alumni
Mary Beth Peterson‚Äô75 shared her experiences as a Peace Corp nurse working in the late seventies in Columbia.
Maureen Fransisco '98
Students from the Hawaiian Club perform a hula dance during chapel.
Holocaust survivor Robert Herschkowitz shares his story during the Annual Powell and Heller Family Conference in support of Holocaust Education at PLU
Students pickup information at the Career fair
PLU students get help navigating student finances from Financial Aid Counselors during Financial Aid Days.
Jonathan Grove, Men Against Violence Project Coordinator at PLU, discusses sexual violence during a campus conference.
PLU students get outside their comfort zones and meet new people during Speed Friendship.
During the Veteran‚Äôs Day service at PLU, the campus reflected on service and paid their respects to those that make so many sacrifices.
During the PLU Veteran‚Äôs Day service, Col. Scott E. Leith shared with attendants the commitment service men and women have.
Tru Recycle helps people recycle those hard to get rid of tech items.
Cindy Boyce shows PLU Associate Professor of Religion Samuel Torvend papal pages she donated to PLU, along with a 300 year old Torah.
PLU students dive into the trash for the trash sort in Claire Todd‚Äôs natural resource class.
PLU student Andrea Jenson watches her fellow student Cassey Guess grab a star during Light Up Red Square.
PLU students get fitted one last time for the on-campus play ‚ÄúSkin of Our Teeth.‚Äù
PLU student Emma Kane is crowned the Lucia during the annual Sankta Lucia Festival.
Kristi Reidel '09 Climbs a wall at Edgeworks for practice.
The Olson-Monson-Gedde cousins make it a family affair.
Students enjoy the fire after dinner at Explore!
President Anderson and the Neeb Family cutting the Ribbon at the new Neeb center.
Theresa Parker, a Makah member, teaches PLU students how to make a bracelet out of cedar.
PLU student Madeline Gunter poses with her favorite thing about Tingelstad Hall, a piano.
Consul General of Germany Rolf Schuette discusses Jewish-German relations today.
Vpstart crow's Travis morris stands on the stage of eastvold
Taking care of the environment is part of life for Thelma Gilmur '42 and something she's proud to see PLU embrace.
What makes Peter Parsons, the former executive producer of Halo 2 and 3, tick? One thing, and one thing only.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week challenges people to experience the hardships people face.
Student Lexie Miller explains a math problem in an impromptu tutoring session.
Leticia Nieto of Saint Martin‚Äôs University shares ways to break negative systems of power.
(left)James Crosetto, Jeremy Ellison(bottom), and Seth Schwiethale in their project room.
At the annual bird count, participants pointed their eyes and ears toward the sky.
Tutors and middle school students gather for celebrationdinner at PLU.
Tyler Faust, one of many students, share world experiences with others during World Conversations.
PLU Senior Morgan Root stands in front of the Capital building at the Obama Inauguration.
William Woehl‚Äôs commitment to becoming a talented therapist was recognized by the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as the association named him the Student of the Year.
Solveig Robinson at the Colosseum.
As judges for Hebrew Idol, faculty dress as Bibical themes and characters.
Troy Andrade ‚Äô08 interned in U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka‚Äôs office the summer before his senior year.
Lindsey Webb studied great apes and ethics. She completed an apprenticeship at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute in the U.S. and spent a semester studying away in Tanzania.
Amy Andrews, MFA student, wins top national honors in contest.
Grant brings Earth science workshop to PLU
Grant supports environmental research
Juniors Lauren Buchholz and Eric Pfaff were named the 2008-09 Sustainability Fellows last week. Buchholz focused on recycling, while Pfaff worked on a bike co-op.
Outfitted in waders and armed with oranges, shallow plastic trays and pH testing kits, faculty members and alumni trudged into Clover Creek.
Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Eva Johnson '95.
President Barack Obama and PLU student Christney Kpodo.
Benson Family Chair in History and History Professor E. Wayne Carp.
Ambassador and PLU Regent Tom Eric Vraalsen speaks about the implications of the vote splitting the Sudan into two countries in Xavier Hall on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.
Ann Kelleher, Professor of Political Science talks with Ambassador and PLU Regent Tom Eric Vraalsen after he spoke about the implications of the vote splitting the Sudan into two countries in Xavier Hall on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.
Ambassador and PLU Regent Tom Eric Vraalsen demonstrates with his thumb and forefinger how Sudanese cast their votes as he speaks about the implications of the vote splitting the Sudan into two countries in Xavier Hall on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.
Group of students laughing over videos in the UC at PLU on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.
Campus at PLU on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
Joey Zingarelli '15, works on a logo for the Wind Ensemble behind the Anderson University Center at PLU on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Andy Piper '16, takes a break in the sunshine by one of the large trees on upper campus at PLU on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Sunny day at PLU on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Nursing students Meilea Balios, Adam Core, Cetitia Marsh and Kaitlyn Marie Anderson leave campus after their last mid-term to start spring break at PLU on Friday, March 22, 2013. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Jordan Middleton '16, studies in the spring sunshine at PLU on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Proceeds go to various charities. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Maia Palmer '16, works on a German test in the spring sunshine at PLU on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Outdoor class on a sunny spring day at PLU on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (Photo/John Froschauer)
sunny spring day at PLU on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (Photo/John Froschauer)
spring sunshine at PLU on Friday, April 4, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Group study/discussion on upper campus at PLU on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)
Jesse Posehn '15, left, and Dom Napat '14, play ukuleles on upper campus in the sunshine at PLU on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Photo/John Froschauer)