Two Lutes Attend Peace Scholars Program at the Oslo International Summer School

With seemingly unending conflict in the Middle East, and now horrible atrocities in the Ukraine with the downing of the Malaysian jet, it’s easy to throw up one’s hands and wonder if anything, really, anything is going to make a difference in this world. But there are two Pacific Lutheran University students ...Read More

Response to PolicyMic article: ‘The Obama Administration Finally Has An Answer to Student Debt — And Colleges Hate It’

A student messaged me on my Facebook page the other day with an article on college rating systems. Along with messaging her back my response, I thought to share my opinion here with you. ————————- Hi President Krise, I’m eager to hear your thoughts on this issue: The Obama Administration Finally Has ...Read More

First-Ever Krise Internship Awarded

Emily Ames ’15 Receives $2,000 for Summertime Community Work By Sandy Deneau Dunham
 PLU Marketing & Communications Emily Ames ’15 is the first recipient of the new Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund, awarded annually to one Pacific Lutheran University student who accepts an unpaid summer internship. Ames will receive ...Read More

Response to New York Times Article: ‘Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?’

Original New York Times article here. My Response to Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist? by Alan Binder At Pacific Lutheran University, we think of “Lutheran” as an ethic that informs how we think, how we teach and how we help students find their unique places in the world. Martin Luther’s ...Read More

Associate Director of the Peace Corps Visits PLU

Associate Director of the Peace Corps, Helen Lowman, visited PLU this week. PLU ranks 3rd nationwide for Peace Corps volunteers with 16 undergraduate alumni currently serving. Read the story here. Proud to be a Lute! ...Read More

Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students Announcement

It is my pleasure to share with you the news that Dr. Joanna Royce-Davis will join PLU as Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students on Friday, August 1st, 2014.   Joanna comes to us from the University of the Pacific, where she most recently served as Dean of Students ...Read More

Krise Endowed Internship Fund

Announcing the Patricia L. and Thomas W. Krise Endowed Internship Fund. By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications The benefits of a summer internship—even an unpaid one—are unlimited and undeniable: Students can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations, network with people in the industry and gain valuable work ...Read More

The New American University

As a university of the first rank, Pacific Lutheran University seeks to maximize its mission to become an internationally renowned model of a New American University, integrating a distinctive liberal arts college with one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier centers for professional education. PLU has long been on the road to becoming ...Read More

What does being a Lute mean to you?

This spring, I was asked by a first-year student, “What does being a Lute mean to you?” To me, being a Lute means caring–caring about thoughtful inquiry, caring about service, caring about leadership, caring about other people, caring about community, and caring about the earth.  Here are two unsolicited emails I’ve received ...Read More