Pacific Lutheran University http://www.kplu.org en Gregoire's Earth Day Message To College Kids: Puget Sound Health Depends On You http://www.kplu.org/post/gregoires-earth-day-message-college-kids-puget-sound-health-depends-you <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146008029&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Forty four years ago, the modern environmental movement was born with the celebration of the first Earth Day. At massive teach-ins around the country, people called on industries to stop polluting.</p><p>Now the messages have become more personal, says former Gov. Chris&nbsp;Gregoire, who is<a href="http://www.plu.edu/news/2014/03/earthday/home.php" target="_blank"> s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.plu.edu/news/2014/03/earthday/home.php" target="_blank">peaking at Pacific Lutheran University</a> Tuesday night.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:20:18 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 16217 at http://www.kplu.org Gregoire's Earth Day Message To College Kids: Puget Sound Health Depends On You Pacific Lutheran University To Offer Northwest's First Holocaust Studies Minor http://www.kplu.org/post/pacific-lutheran-university-offer-northwests-first-holocaust-studies-minor <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Disclosure: Pacific Lutheran University holds the license for KPLU.</em></p><p>Pacific Lutheran University will soon become the first Northwest college to offer a course of study in the Holocaust and other genocides.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:28:40 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16105 at http://www.kplu.org Pacific Lutheran University To Offer Northwest's First Holocaust Studies Minor 5 Steps To Overcoming Trauma, As Explained By Nobel Peace Prize Winner http://www.kplu.org/post/5-steps-overcoming-trauma-explained-nobel-peace-prize-winner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There comes a time in people’s lives when an event changes everything in their world.</span></p><p>For Jerry White, that moment came when he was 20, while studying abroad in Israel. That’s when he lost his leg.</p><p>White was hiking with friends when he stepped on a landmine.</p><p>“Suddenly, I was hiking, and boom! I have no foot,” he said.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14290 at http://www.kplu.org 5 Steps To Overcoming Trauma, As Explained By Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize http://www.kplu.org/post/adjunct-faculty-seattle-u-seeks-unionize <p>The local chapter of the Service Employees International Union has filed a petition on behalf of adjunct faculty members at Seattle University.</p><p>The adjunct faculty members, which include part-time, temporary and other contingent instructors, want better teaching conditions, including higher pay.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:19:53 +0000 Florangela Davila 13898 at http://www.kplu.org Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize Forecast for Pierce County's Economy in 2014: Partly Sunny http://www.kplu.org/post/forecast-pierce-countys-economy-2014-partly-sunny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s taking longer for Pierce County to bounce back from the recession than counties to the north, such as King and Snohomish. But economists at Pacific Lutheran University expect the economy in Tacoma and the region to show some improvement this year.&nbsp;</span></p><p>PLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> economists Martin </span>Wurm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Neal Johnson have been crunching the numbers on everything from Pierce County’s housing market to retail sales to come up with an economic forecast.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:02:07 +0000 Ashley Gross 12451 at http://www.kplu.org Join Us for the 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam Holiday Concert and Live Broadcast http://www.kplu.org/post/join-us-17th-annual-kplu-christmas-jam-holiday-concert-and-live-broadcast <p></p><p>The 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, 88.5 KPLU’s much-anticipated FREE holiday concert, features jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio--Thursday, December 5, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. at Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.&nbsp; Cheryl will perform Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner.&nbsp; The event will be hosted by KPLU’s Nick Morrison and broadcast live on KPLU.&nbsp; A live video stream will also be available at <a href="http://www.kplu.org">www.kplu.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 10977 at http://www.kplu.org Join Us for the 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam Holiday Concert and Live Broadcast Union Vote Begins for Some PLU Faculty Members http://www.kplu.org/post/union-vote-begins-some-plu-faculty-members <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Disclosure: Pacific Lutheran University holds the license for KPLU, where on-air staff are affiliated with SAG-AFTRA.</em></p><p>Faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University begin voting Thursday on whether to unionize. It’s the result of a monthslong fight that has pitted PLU’s lecturers, adjunct professors and other non-tenure track instructors against the administration.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10064 at http://www.kplu.org Union Vote Begins for Some PLU Faculty Members Labor board sides with PLU faculty in unionization push http://www.kplu.org/post/labor-board-sides-plu-faculty-unionization-push <p></p><p><em>Disclosure: Pacific Lutheran University holds the license for KPLU. The station’s on-air staffers form the university’s only unionized unit.</em></p><p>In a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/147008134/Regional-NLRB-decision-on-PLU-contingent-faculty">decision with national implications</a>, labor relations officials have ruled that certain faculty at Pacific Lutheran University should be allowed to form a union. This case is a test of some new provisions in labor law, and is being followed by other universities around the country.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:30:35 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9038 at http://www.kplu.org Labor board sides with PLU faculty in unionization push Unionization push by PLU faculty could have national implications http://www.kplu.org/post/unionization-push-plu-faculty-could-have-national-implications <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Disclosure: Pacific Lutheran University holds the license for KPLU. KPLU’s programming staffers are the university’s only unionized employees.</em></p><p>Pacific Lutheran University is trying to fend off attempts by members of its faculty to unionize, and the outcome could have national implications.</p><p>The push is coming from “contingent faculty,” the non-tenure track professors, lecturers and instructors who teach about a third of PLU’s course credits. Those people get paid significantly less than regular faculty, and their employment status is much shakier.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 01:23:33 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8631 at http://www.kplu.org Unionization push by PLU faculty could have national implications PLU women win College World Series ... in 'feel-good' rebound http://www.kplu.org/post/plu-women-win-college-world-series-feel-good-rebound <p>Smiles flashed and tears flowed when the mod of yellow jerseys swarmed the pitcher&rsquo;s circle after the Lutes won it all at the 2012 NCAA Division III Softball Championships.</p><p><script src="http://zoom.it/c4fe.js?width=auto&height=400px"></script></p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:19:45 +0000 Evan Hoover 5063 at http://www.kplu.org PLU women win College World Series ... in 'feel-good' rebound Pacific Lutheran University names new president http://www.kplu.org/post/pacific-lutheran-university-names-new-president <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQXJ0v9GxnI</p><p><em>(Video of incoming PLU president Thomas Krise by journalists at PLU&#39;s The Mooring Mast student newspaper.)</em></p><p>Pacific Lutheran University has a new president. Thomas W. Krise takes the helm at the private university this June.&nbsp; He replaces Loren Anderson, who&rsquo;s retiring. &nbsp;</p><p>Krise comes to PLU from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where he&rsquo;s been the dean of the school of arts and sciences. Krise, an Episcopalian, is the first non-Lutheran to head PLU since it was founded in 1890. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:28:22 +0000 Paula Wissel 4298 at http://www.kplu.org Snow cracks ceiling at PLU swimming pool building http://www.kplu.org/post/snow-cracks-ceiling-plu-swimming-pool-building <p>PARKLAND, Wash. &mdash; The weight of Wednesday&#39;s snow on the roof apparently caused cracks to appear in the ceiling of the building that houses the swimming pool at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:34:10 +0000 The Associated Press 3798 at http://www.kplu.org How 9/11 changed one college student's path to adulthood http://www.kplu.org/post/how-911-changed-one-college-students-path-adulthood <p><em>&ldquo;There was such a shift from what I thought life was going to be, to what it turned out to be. That&rsquo;s where things really started for me.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s where I started growing up, I would say.&rdquo;</em></p><p>In early September of 2001, Kevin Finch moved from his childhood home in Puyallup, Wash., to the dorms at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to start his freshman year in college. His plan was to finish in 4 years with a degree in something related to health care, an idea that began to unravel on just his second day of class.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:30:06 +0000 Charla Bear 2575 at http://www.kplu.org How 9/11 changed one college student's path to adulthood Pacific Lutheran University President Loren Anderson to retire http://www.kplu.org/post/pacific-lutheran-university-president-loren-anderson-retire <p>One of the longest serving college presidents in western Washington is stepping down.&nbsp; The President of Pacific Lutheran University plans to retire effective a year from now, June 1, 2012.</p><p>Loren Anderson made the announcement Tuesday afternoon&nbsp; to faculty and staff at the south Tacoma campus.&nbsp; Anderson has led Pacific Lutheran University for the past 20 years.&nbsp; (The university holds the broadcast license for KPLU-FM.)</p><p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:06:07 +0000 Paula Wissel 1755 at http://www.kplu.org Pacific Lutheran University President Loren Anderson to retire PLU President Loren Anderson announces plan to retire http://www.kplu.org/post/plu-president-loren-anderson-announces-plan-retire <p>Loren and MaryAnn Anderson have announced their intent to leave Pacific Lutheran University in the spring of 2012, at the end of the academic year.</p><blockquote><p><strong>&ldquo;The time is right for the university,&rdquo; Loren Anderson, 65, said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a perfect time for new leadership as another era of progress and development is about to open for PLU.&rdquo;</strong></p></blockquote><p> Tue, 31 May 2011 22:34:53 +0000 KPLU 1754 at http://www.kplu.org