Scene Magazine - Summer 2008
Scene Magazine is a quarterly publication of Pacific Lutheran University.
Pacific Lutheran University Scene Summer 2008 Volume 38 Issue 4 4 8 Here & Now Life of the Mind High profile lecturers engage campus community inside 10 The roots of leadership Three higher-ed presidents find strength through their undergraduate experience 14 Building relationships, building scholars Student-faculty research reception 16 COVER STORY: Learn, Live, Laugh A photographic record of life outside the classroom PLU’s licensed amateur radio station, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that allows operators to communicate with one another, especially in a time of emergency. 22 Thundering Hooves, See page 28 Giving Back Endowment for scholarships 30 39 40 Alumni Class Notes The Arts SOAC Week 23 Attaway Lutes Developing student-athletes into campus leaders Perspective 24 28 Alumni News & Events 2008 Alumni Recognition Awards Alumni Profiles Scene EXECUTIVE EDITOR CLASS NOTES PLU OFFICERS Greg Brewis EDITOR Ann Johnson ’81 EDITORIAL OFFICES Loren J. Anderson President Patricia O’Connell Killen Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Laura F. Majovski Vice President, Student Life and Dean of Students Karl Stumo Vice President, Admission and Enrollment Services Steve Titus Vice President, Development and University Relations Sheri J. Tonn Vice President, Finance and Operations OFFICE OF CONSTITUENT RELATIONS Lauralee Hagen ‘75, ‘78 Executive Director Jacob Himmelman ‘03 Associate Director for Alumni and Parent Relations Nesvig Alumni Center Tacoma, WA 98447-0003 253-535-7415 800-ALUM-PLU www.plualumni.org Steve Hansen MANAGING EDITOR Barbara Clements WRITERS Hauge Administration Building #207 253-535-8410 firstname.lastname@example.org www.plu.edu/scene ADDRESS CHANGES Please direct any address changes to email@example.com or 800-ALUM-PLU ON THE COVER A sumo-size smackdown takes place at Foss Hall’s annual weekend event, F-Games. Photo by Jordan Hartman ’02 Greg Brewis Steve Hansen Megan Haley Anderson Barbara Clements PHOTOGRAPHER Jordan Hartman ’02 ART DIRECTOR Simon Sung ONLINE MANAGER Toby Beal Scene is printed on 10 percent post-consumer recycled paper using soybased sustainable inks. The paper was manufactured at a Forest Stewardship Council-certified plant. Volume 38, Issue 4 Scene (SSN 0886-3369) is published quarterly by Pacific Lutheran University, S. 121st and Park Ave., Tacoma, WA., 98447-0003. Periodicals postage paid at Tacoma, WA, and additional mailing offices. Address service requested. Postmaster: Send changes to Development Operations, Office of Development, PLU, Tacoma, WA, 98447-0003, firstname.lastname@example.org. © 2008 by Pacific Lutheran University PLU SCENE SUMMER 2008 3