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Pacific Lutheran University Scene Summer 2008 Volume 38 Issue 4 4

Here & Now

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Life of the Mind High profile lecturers engage campus community

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The roots of leadership Three higher-ed presidents find strength through their undergraduate experience

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Building relationships, building scholars Student-faculty research reception

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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.

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Giving Back

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Alumni Class Notes

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The Arts

Endowment for scholarships

Thundering Hooves, See page 28

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Attaway Lutes Developing student-athletes into campus leaders

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SOAC Week

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Perspective

Alumni News & Events 2008 Alumni Recognition Awards

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Alumni Profiles

Scene EXECUTIVE EDITOR

CLASS NOTES

PLU OFFICERS

Greg Brewis

Ann Johnson ’81

Loren J. Anderson President

EDITOR

EDITORIAL OFFICES

Steve Hansen

Hauge Administration Building #207 253-535-8410 scene@plu.edu www.plu.edu/scene

MANAGING EDITOR

Barbara Clements WRITERS

Greg Brewis Steve Hansen Megan Haley Anderson Barbara Clements PHOTOGRAPHER

Jordan Hartman ’02 ART DIRECTOR

Simon Sung ONLINE MANAGER

Toby Beal

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

ADDRESS CHANGES Please direct any address changes to alumni@plu.edu 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

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, deveops@plu.edu. © 2008 by Pacific Lutheran University

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Scene Magazine - Summer 2008