PLU http://www.kplu.org en 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 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 PLU symposium: Water is rare, scary and flows to the powerful http://www.kplu.org/post/plu-symposium-water-rare-scary-and-flows-powerful <p>Students journalists covering &quot;Our Thirsty Planet,&quot; a symposium about water put on by <a href="http://www.plu.edu/ourthirstyplanet/Program%20Schedule/home.php">Pacific Lutheran University&rsquo;s Wang Center for Global Education</a>, have wrapped up their coverage on &quot;<a href="http://h2oforthought.wordpress.com/">Water For Thought</a>,&quot; a Website created for KPLU&#39;s experiment in student-sourced journalism.</p><p>With videos and stories, the students review the impact of the symposium and new perspectives on water. Below are headlines and highlights:</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:04:01 +0000 Jake Ellison 4251 at http://www.kplu.org PLU symposium: Water is rare, scary and flows to the powerful