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Volume LVI

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Bulletin of >acifi

Lutheran Uni 'er ¡jryl

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tionFebruar'197

PLU's lower campus, a total living community (p.12-13)

7 2 23 Published six times annually by Pacific Lutheran University, P.O. Box 20o/;, Tacoma, Wash. !l8447. Second class postage paid at Taďż˝'oma, \Vash.


American Origins

The e anent revol

B y Dr. John C. Bennett

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There is one fact ab out o u r country that should startle us : We w e r e b o r n a s a n i n ­ dependent na tion in one of the most succes sful revolutions i n hi s t o r y b u t t o d a y we find ourselves opposed to revolutions in all parts of the world. In our own country those who make poli­ cy today seem especially afraid of economic changes which would di rectly benefit the people who suffer f r o m t h e m o s t s e ve r e forms of injustice. They strain to restore something like a previous s t a tus quo w h e t h e r t h a t i s possible or not. My concern for this situation is .not that of an historian or a n economist or a political scientist . It arises out of my work as a teacher of Christian social ethics. Christian social ethics does not p r e s c r i b e s o l u t i o n s fo r c o m ­ plicated social problems. It does raise questions about al l in­ stitutions, systems a n d policies. It raises these questions with one interest having priority : what are t h e e ffects of institutions, systems and policies on the peo­ ple who are victims of injustice, and oppres s ion and just plain neglect ? The story told by Jesus in the 25th chapter of Matthew concern­ ing the last judgment is one of many passa ges in the gospels which point to the priority of this i n te r e s t . In t h a t s t o r y Jesus i d e n t i f i e d h i m s e l f w-i t h t h e hungry, the thirsty, the naked , the sick, those in prison, and the strangers who today would so often be refugees in many parts of the world . The significance of this today is lost if we think of them as a few stragglers o r u n fo r t u n a te i n ­ dividuals on the margins of socie­ ty , as I think that most readers of the story are inclined to do. When we realize that they represent more than a billion people in the world and thirty million or more people in the United States, we can see that the s t ory r a i s e s issues about institutions, structure s, a n d social policie s and political choices. Put beside that story a passage

from J e r e m i a h i n w h i c h t h e prophet also sees God a s i d e n t i f i e d w i th the poor . Jeremiah is addressing one of the corrupt sons of the good king, Josiah. He says : "Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages; who says, "I will build myself a great house with spacious upper rooms" - then the p rophet says to this king: "Do you think you are a king, because you compete in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him. He judged the poor and the needy, then it was well. Is not this to know me? says the Lord." (Jer. 22: 13-16)

Tod a y we see revo lutionary ferment in many countries. We live with the results of several r e c e n t r e v o l utions in Russ ia, China, Cuba and North Vietnam. We are observing many other up­ heavals as nations have broken away from colonial governments in Asia and Africa. V a r i o u s fo r m s of M a rxism have b e e n a t w o r k i n t h e s e r e v o l u t i o n s a n d i n these less clearly patterened upheavals. We have, as a nation, been very much dominated by fear of every kind of Marxist influence and of every Communist regime without dis­ tinguishing very much between various Communisms and with­ out seeing the degree to which Communism has often beel) the instrument of the struggle for na­ tional independence. There are no easy answers to what our country should do in a world s t r u g g l i n g f o r greater justice. So many places find i t difficult to establish governments that are strong enough to over­ come economic stagnation, civil c o n f l i c t or o p p r e s s i o n f r o m foreign powers without becoming tyrannical. But the record is one to worry us. We have been opposed to every revolution that has a mass base, that seeks radicial social a n d economic change o r that seeks to overcome the povert y of the vast majority. For many years we did what we could to undermine the

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have been glad to turn China back to the poverty and corruption and warlordism that prevailed before 1949. F o r 14 y e a r s we t r i e d t o strangle the revolution in Cuba . The C . I . A . tried hard to prevent the Allende regime in Chile from coming to power and, when it did win power by democratic means, the C . I.A . poured m i l l i o n s of d o l l a r s i nto t h e e f f o r t t o destabilize it. O u r w a r i n V ietnam was, among other t h i n g s , a war of counterrevolution. We first tried to prop up French colonia l i s m and when that effort failed, we took the place of the French and t r i e d t o p r e s e r ve a r i g h t i s t regime i n South Vietnam chiefly because it was anti-Communist. In so many places we support rightist tyrannies that have, in the sight of our government, two virtues : they are not only anti­ Communist but opposed to a n y left-wing revolutionary movement and they are open to penetration by American corporations. Brazil is the prime example. It is controlled by a military regime which is quite effective in bring­ i n g ab out capitalisti c development that benefits the top fifth of the people. But it does lit­ tle for the majority, and it camps down on freedom of expression, using torture to discourage in­ tellectual and religious freedom and to ferret out all movements that threaten the regime. F e a r of r a d i c a l s o c i a l and economic change and the desire to keep other na tions open for American business enterp r i s e h a v e m a d e u s a c 0 u n t e r­ revolutionary nation in spite of our origins. There are generally tensions in the best situations be­ tween order or stability and both j ustice and freedom. We end up so regularly on the side of order and sta bilit y . Justice and cultural freedom for the majority of the people are casualties. Freedom d o e s not do well in the world today, either on the right or on the left, and this is very tragic. At home, those who make poli­ cy show little concern for the 30 million of our own people who have never made it in our society or who are at present, through no fault of their own, unemployed. The une m p l o ye d , i n l a r ge n um bers, have exhausted their unemployment insurance and are now forced to go on welfare, and this means they will lose most of their savings. Why should those who happen to be involved in soft spots in the economy be allowed to become, in a special way, its victims ? An unwillingness to face this ques tion has been c h a racteristic of the president and hi advisors . Again let me emphasize that there are no simple answers eith­ er to the problems of poverty in the world at large or to the prob­ lems of inflation and recession at h o m e . There is no ideological

p a c k a g e t h a t I am t r y i n g to present to you. But I am con­ cerned about what questions are asked, what the prioritie s are, what the sensitivities are , and what the spirit of our society is . T h i s contras t between our

'Fea r o f r adi c al c h a n g e an d t h e d esire to keep other n a tio n s op en fo r American busines s h av e m a d e u s a co u n t e r - r e v 0 I u tionary na tion in s pi t e of our origins ' revol u t i o n a ry o r i g i n a n d t h e c u r r e n t a n ti -r e v o l u t i o n a ry record of our country causes me to r a i s e q u e s t i o n s a b o u t our original revolution. I do this not as an historian. Some of you may be experts about the things that I shall now relate and I shall be glad to be corrected if I make any m i s t a k e s . O n e e m b a r rassing thing about discus s i n g s o c i a l ethics: one is always trespassing on other people's specialties. The American Revolution was unusual in that there was no situa­ tion which called for radical soci­ al c h a n g e . T h e p e o p l e i n t h e American colonies, except for the blacks, were "the freest people in the world, and in many respects more free than anyone toda y , " a c c o r d i n g to S a m u e l E l iot Mori son. They had nothing i n c o m mon w ith the peasants i n Russia or China before the revolutions in those countries or with the large majority of the peo­ p l e i n m o s t L a ti n A m e r i c a n countries today. They were irked rather than oppressed. They were not often rich, but they did not suffer from dehumanizing pover­ ty and they had opportunities to improve their condition. They did h a v e l e g i t i m a t e grievances against arbitrary acts on the part of the B ritish gov­ ernment and they saw, in a whole complex of trade restrictions, a threat to their prosperity. The poorest people do not make revolutions , there is a great deal of misery within the populations and this becomes a stimulus for a c t i v i s t s in t h e v a n g u a rd o f revolutionary movements. It is m o s t s i g n i f i c a n t t h a t Hannah Arendt, in her influential book, On Revolution, traces the success of the American Revolu­ tion, which she rega rd s as the most successful revolution, to the fact that it was a political revolu­ tion without also being a social revolution. She summarizes her reasons for the success of the American Revolution by saying, " It occurred in a country which knew nothing of mass po ert y a n d a mong a people w ho had widespread experience of self­ g o v e r n m e nt . " She m a ke s the

very interesting point that one of the blessings in the American situation was that the revolution g re w o u t of a conflict with a "li mited monarch" and she says, "The more absolute the ruler, the more absolute the revolution will be which replaces him . " I think that this is probably ture. W h e n i t i s s a i d t h a t the American Revo l u t i o n w a s s o successful, there are at least two of its characteristics that a re often emphasized . The first is t h a t it w a s n o t f o l l o w e d b y systematic, official terror. Many of the opponents of the revolution were victims of harassment and i n t i m idation and they left the country, going to Canada in many cases, but there were no m a s s e x e c u t i o n s and n o continuing persecutions of revolu t i o n a r y faction s . The second m a r k of succe s s w a s t h e r e m a r k a b l e, c o n­ structive achievement in nation­ b u i l d i n g , i n s ured b y the establishment of a new constitu­ tional government. Alexander Hamilton explained what happened very well when he wrote: "It h a s b e e n f r e q u e n t l y remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this co un t r y, by t h e ir conduct a n d example, t o decide t h e important question, whether societies of men a r e r e a l l y ca p a b l e o r n o t o f establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force."

The adoption of a constitution t h a t h a s s tood the test of two centuries was itself a n extra­ ordin ary achievement. In addi­ tion, the project of the process by which new territories were to be added to the original colonies was w i s e a n d fa r s i gh t e d a n d t h e effec t s o f i t w e r e a m a z i n g l y fortunate. The founders combined a hope­ ful vision of the new which they were crea ting with a rea l istic view of human nature, thus avoid-

'Freedom does not do w ell in the world today, either on the rig ht or on the left, a n d t hi s i s v e r y t ragic' ing u t o p i a n a n d ab so l u t i s t i c doctrines which usually ensnare revolutionaries. One reason that they were not ensnared was that they were creating a new and in­ d e p endent political entity but they were not creating a new soci­ ety. The absence of terror was i n p a rt t h e r e s u l t o f n o t b e i n g obsessed with absolutisms . The fact that their chief opponents were 3000 miles away and had no heart in trying to stage a counter­ revolution was also helpful. Some

of our country's best friends were s u c h B r i t i s h statesmen as Edmund Burke, Charles James Fox a n d L o r d C h a t h a m . The Bicentennial should provide a n opportunity to honor them. A fa m o u s p a s s a g e i n t h e Fedemlist Papers, attributed to either M a d i s o n o r H a m i l to n , illustrates the sobriety of these founders : "If men were angels, no gov­ ernment would be nece s s a r y . In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must enable the government to con­ trol the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

In what follows I shall have some things to say about what I h a v e c a l l e d· i n t h e t i t I e " pe r m a nent revolution" which today seems to be most needed in economic life. Before I speak to that, I want to emphasize the conviction that the constitutional system has great strength as the guardian of order­ ly political processes. It points to ideals by which the acts of those who hold governmental power are continually tested. The com­ plex of events associated with Watergate did show that there is much resiliency in the American constitutional system. Those who w i t n e s s e d t h e a c t i o n s of t h e H o u s e Co m m i t t e e w h i c h d is­ cussed the issue of impeachment were generally impressed by the p rocess and by t h e e x t e n t t o which those people, thought t o be mediocre politicians, rose to the occa sion and showed a statesmanlike spirit. Also, the in­ dependence of the courts and the courage of some j udges and the freedom of the press had much to do with the effectiveness of the p ro c e s s . There was never fear that the process woul d be i n ­ terrupted b y a coup of the kind that plagues so many countries. O n e of t h e m o s t d e s i r a b l e elements i n the political system establ ished by the founders is that the constitution prov i d e s criteria b y which all units of gov­ ernment with power c a n b e j udged. The Bill of Rights can be invoked to protect the rights of the most powerless people. The clause in the 14th amendment that guarantees equal protection of the laws for all people under the l a w s represents a moral goa l which has endless implications and which can keep legislation and policy under j udgment. I say e n d l e s s i m p l i c a tions because there are a l wa ys new g ro u p s n e e d i n g e q u a l protection and there are always new forms of threat or injury from which they need protectio n . So far as this constitu tional structure is con­ cerned, I am not suggesting the n e e d of a r e v o l u t i o n a ry d i s­ placement of i t. I now come to the main point. Th e A mer i c a n R e v o l u tio n p r e p a red the w a y for two cen t u r i e s o f e c o n o m i c free


enterprise with minimal chec�s on private centers of economIC power. It did not even give a lead that could help in the struggles for economic justice as th nation became industrialized and the frontier to which less fortunate members of society could escape eventually closed. Thus I suggest that we should think today i n t e rm s o f a delayed economic revolution.

The American Revolution we elebrate this year is unfinished. While in many other situations in the world it has been true that needed changes could come only t hrough an illegal and violent trans er of power, emphasis on t h i s method of change in our ountry is both unnecessary and c u n t e r p r o d uc t i v e . Y e t. t h e change needs t o b e profound. In spite of the general affluence thirty million of our people in this country live in poverty. From eight to 10 million ar e u nem­ ployed and often they are, by accident of region or industry, pecial victims of an economic system which is widely believed to be the best in the world. They are better supported than the un­ employed in the 1930s, to be sure, but they are still sacrifices to the system. The worst scanda of all is that in many cities 40 percent of young people are unemployed. Many of them have gone without work or hope for years, and this itself is a social disaster. The rate of unem­ ployment for blacks is twice ��at . of whites and greatly IntensIfIes the human injury done to t h e black minority b y racist bias in our culture. Some may say that the prob­ lems created by the combination of inflation and recession are so difficult that little can be done that is not already being done. I am suggesting that a large part of the p r o b l e m is ingrained in­ dividualism which inhibits con­ s tructive or compassionate ac­ tion. Not only are the structures inadequate; more important is the inadequa c y of the moral presuppositions that underlie the structures. False optimism leads people to assume that if we are patient, the system will right it­ self and, in the meantime, con­ cern for the victims of the system should be kept in check. There has been remarkable success in checking that concern. The s y s t e m of h e a l t h c a r e threatens middle class families with bankruptcy unless they are fortunate enough to have special protection. There are provisions for the aging that are better than was in the case in earlier days. But they still have a hit or miss character, and access to health care for them as well as for the p pulation as a whole is shocking­ ly behind that found in most in­ dustrialized countries. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that it is on a pre-Bismarck level. One change that would make a vastdifference in humanizing our institutions and in providing a

foundation favorable to social justice would be a guaranteed in­ come that would come to be taken for granted as a right similar to the right of all childre� to ha�e . free education. SurprIsIngly thIS is a change that sometimes unites c o n s e r v a t i v e s a n d l i b erals. Under the pr dding of Daniel M o ynih a n, Pre s ident N i on pr posed an income maintenance plan that woul have been mo e than an entering wedge for this c h a n g e . P ro f e s sor Mi l ton Friedman, in spite of his in­ d i v i d u a l i s t i c ph i l o s o p h y,

'We can view more symp athetically the strug g les for just ice and ord er by p eop les that have never had the advantages and rich resources w e in­ heri t ed on t his con­ tinent' proposes a negative income tax, a form of guaranteed income. I was interested to hear George Will the very able conservative colu nist, advocate this kind of change. A guaranteed income would re­ place the welfare system, which does provide housing and food and makes existence possible, b u t is h u m i l i a t i n g . I t o f t e n separates unemployed fathers from their families. It does not p r ovide enough help and encouragement for the working p o o r. I t c r e a t e s e n o r m o u s bureaucracies t o enable c o m­ munities to decide who deserves welfare. In terms of our individualistic presuppositions and in terms of the human consequences of our existing institutions and policies, such a change as this would be, in a bro a d s e n s e o f t h e w o r d , revolutionary. I suggest it as an exam p l e of a change t h a t i s already almost on the political agenda. It is feasible prior to greater debates about systems. Other dimensions of change that we will soon be considering are more difficult such as ways of making the great monopolistic or qu a s i-m onop o l i s t i c p r i v a t e c e n t e r s o f eco n o m i c p o w e r accountable t o the public. Here t h e r e w ill have to be new in­ ventions of structures that fit neither present capitalistic nor present socialistic packages. My generation may still lay a foundation for greater justice and do much about the victims of the system. The 3tudent gener�ti?n will have to go beyond all If Its predecessors in the invention of new structures of accountability. They may b� able to do it; though

students are well known to be quiet in the 70's, they give con­ siderable evidence of being less con t r o l l e d by i n d i v i d u alis t i c dogmas than their parents. Finally, I shall return to prot lem of the need for revolutionary change on other continents. H re we can be less confident that it w i l l come by l e g al p o l i t i a l processes. It i s indeed baffling to those of us w 0 used to assu me that democracy would become w difficult itis universal to see for nations that struggle with endemic proverty, e c on o mi c s t a g n a t i o n a n d e t h n i c or ideological conflict to establish governments that are viable, much l ess governments t h a t protect the cultural freedom of the governed. Our nation was founded with a strong sense of its uniqueness as an example for the world. The New England founders spoke of this new community as a "New Israel." One of the most fascinat­ ing of the statements by our early 's t a t e me n was t h e f o l l o w i n g sentence from John Adams: "I a lwa y s c o n s i d e r t h e settlement of America as the open ­ ing of a grand scheme and des ign of providence for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mank ind all over the earth."

It is ironic that he should have mentioned the slavish as he and his colleag u e s , w h e t h e r t h e y believed in slavery personally or not could not prevent it from bei g sanctioned by the constitu­ tion of the new nation. Abraham Lincoln, at a time when the new nation's institutions were more threatened than at any other time in their history, spoke of our system of representative government as the "last b e s t h o p e o f e a r t h ." O f t e n these claims for our country became very strident and they were com­ bined with an Anglo-Saxon and N or t h E u rop e an racism that would now offend us all. To do j u s t i c e to most of our p r e d e c e s s o r s , I t h i n� t h�t Reinhold Niebuhr was rIght 111 saying that "except for moments of aberration we do not think of o u r s e l v es a s t h e p o t e n t i a l masters but as tutors of mankind in its pil rimage to perfection." I n o u r time t h e Am eri c a n messianism that flourished about 1900 has died out. It has been succeeded by a considerable loss of confidence in ourselves. But there were until very recently two residues at least of this former messianism. One was the sense of mission to prevent the spread of Communism of any kind an y ­ where. The other was an assump­ tion that there was an American solution to the problems of most nations though this assumption w a s h a r dly accompanied by messianic enthusiasm. In 1970, Pro f e s s o r John K . Fairbank, one of our greatest au-

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thorities on the relation between our co u n try a nd Asia, s a i d: "Today the greatest menace to ma n k i n d m a y w e l l b e t h e A m e r ican t e n d ency t o over­ respond to heathen evils abroad, either by attacking them or by con demn i n g the m t o o u ter dar ness." I am sure that he had in mind both o ur attitude to Ch ina w hich bas fortunately chang d since 1970, and the war in ludo-China. That war is an example of what our country should not do: to in­ tervene 'n the civil conflicts of a t ions to prevent them other f r o m havi n g th e i r o w n r e volution s . I have a l ready referred to our policy of counterr evoluti on a r y intervention in Cuba and ChHe. You could add many other examples. T h i s s t a n c e o f o u r n ati o n presupposes an exaggeration of our power to achieve what we may intend by such intervention. It is also a demonstration of our t e n dency to e x a l t order and stability above the struggles for justice if they do no meet o�r specifications ideologIcally or If t h e y are b e l i e v e d to be un­ favorable to American business enterprise. Sooner or later we shall h a v e to take seriously he fa t hat i is neither morally tolera ble nor politically viable for our nation, which has s i x p e r c e n t of t h e w o r l d ' s p e o p l e t o u s e up 4 0 percent o f the world's resources, especially as we learn that these resources, at crucial points, are l i m i t e d . T h i s is not only an American problem; it is a problem of the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. Ne w p r e s u p p o s i t i o n s , n e w thinking will b e needed i n regard to this cond ition. In the meantime, the least we can do is to view more sympathetically the struggles for justice and for some kind of order b people that have never had the advantages we in­ herited and the rich resources of this continent. We can accept the fact that there will be many social systems in the world with more grace than is now the case. We can remove the American l i d wherever i t i s present and allow other nations to have their own revolutions.

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D r. Jo h n C . Bennett is p ast president of Un i o n T h e o­ l o g i c a l Se m ­ i n ary and a we l l-k n o w n A mer i c a n theologian. He is the author of 10 b o oks o n theol ogy and ethics. "A eed for Perma nent Re v o l u tio n" was presented by Dr. Bennett at a work ­ shop on Christian social ethics sponsored by the Lutheran Inst itute for Theological Education (LITE) at PLU Nov. 7.

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Mature Women Assessing Goals Ask,

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By Jim Peterson

"Why am I willing to spend several hundreds, even thousands of dollars to get a good education for my daughter, but I'm not willing to do it for my­ self?" a Tacoma woman asked recently. "Am I not just as important?" she added. Her questions are typical of the soul-searching remarks heard daily by Dianne Lee, Adult Col­ lege Entry (ACE) coordinator at Pacific Lutheran University. The women Ms. Lee talks to every day are generally middle income homemakers in the 30's and 40's. Their children are in high school or college; the family is relatively stable and secure. T h ey are women suddenly faced with a reassessment o f their own lives. For 1 5 o r 20 years they have been living for others; their husbands, their children. But at some recent -point they ha ve begun asking themselves, "What about me and the rest of my life?" Another of Ms. Lee's recent visitors reflected, "I know I have something to contribute. But I don't know where to start after 15 years of making peanut butter cookies! " Ms. Lee, whose responsibility a t PL U is to work with a n d develop p r o g r a m s for a d u l t s yearning for additional education and perhaps a new career, finds her job frustrating but intensely rewarding. " I g e t t o o i nvolv ed," she admitted. "These women are so eager for something. Yet there are at least two major obstacles. On e i s t h e i r o w n s e I f­ conditioning. They think nothing of spending money and time on members of their family. But to do something for themselves? That's incredibly difficult for many of them! " The other major obstacle is col­ lege re-entry itself. Many women, some with a college background, have been. dreaming about more education for years, but eac h y e a r t h a t g o e s b y makes it tougher. The concerns, by themselves, seem minor, but taken together c a us e m a j o r a p p r e h e nsion. "What will I take?" "Can I com­ pete with the kids?" "Will the professor pick on m e w i t h questions, or will he ignore me?" "How long a r e r e g i s t r a t i o n

l i n e s ?" " W h e r e d o c l asses meet?" A n d there are also many questions about t h e e f f e c t o n h o m e l i f e , the effect o n t h e children and Dad i f Mom had a class or had to study and they had to do some of the chores for themselves, Ms. Lee indicated. "Husbands run the gamut," Ms. Lee observed, "from super­ cooperative to comp letely un­ cooperative. " The purpose of the PLU Adult College Entry program is to help women face these questions and hopefully resolve them before they even begin to tackle the reg­ ular college program, according to Ms. Lee. Now just one year old, the program hasn't yet generated vast numbers of students, but the interest, enthusiasm and poten­ tial is phenomenal, she indicated. Tw o spec ial programs a re offered by ACE to help women overcome college re-entry hur­ dles. The first is an ll-week two c r e di t a d u l t s e minar which serves two purposes: (1) to ac­ quaint par tic ipants with developments and care e r opportunities in more than a dozen fields and (2) to give initial classroom procedure exposure. T h e s e c o n d p r o g r am, t h e Educational Planning Service,

meets twice a week for thr ee weeks. In addition to helping women find answers to many of the above questions, it focuses on the questions, "Where do you want to be in five years and how do you get there?" and "What career oppor t u n i t i e s a r e available in our community?"

Dianne Lee

ESP sessions will be held this spring beginning March 1 and March 17. The third aspect of the ACE program involves the constant personal attention given to in­ quiries by Ms. Lee and a variety of other campus consultants from various fields. "Whether or not they actually undertake a college program, women who use the service come out with a much better feeling about themselve.," Ms. L e e observed. "They come in thil:k­ ing, 'I'm just a housewife and mother; I don't have a salable skill.' But women who are house­ wives and mothers and have been involved in varied organizational activities have developed skills u s e d i n m a ny p r o f e s s i o n s: They've learned something about a u t h o r i t y a n d p s y c ho l o g y ; they've learned to organize time and resources. They are capable o f c o p i n g; a l l t h e y n e e d is credentials. And that isn't always a college degree. "They really represent one of our socie ty'S g r�at untapped resources," she said.


E ight months of time and eff rt on the pa t of Mrs . Florence Buck o f T a c rna c u l min ate d i n .January i n o n e of (he f i ne s t exhibits o f Norw gian rose mal­ ling Cd c()rative pain ting) to b f o u n d a n y whe r e in America today .

Th exl ·bit , ap proximately SO p i ec s of exqui sitely detailed crafts m anship by as many con­ tem p o r a r y Norweg i a n rosemaller , was on dis p l a y at th e PLU M o r t vedt Lib r a r y Galler" through Jan uary . A tTll, ., Norway in Au gust and Septe m ber il d countles s pieces o f f 11 w-up corr s p o n d e n c e m a d e t h e e x h i b i t po s s i b l e , according to Mrs. Buck, who has

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taught rosemalling at her home in Lakewood for the past year. During her trip to No rway Mrs. Buck met individually with all of the c rafts p e r s o n s whose work was eve ntually exhibited . "They w e re extre mely help f u l a n d cooperati ve , " she said. "One in­ troduction led to another . And they are most excited when they find an American interes t e d in their work. " Contributors rang ed from an 82-year old master rosemaller to a 22 -year old woman . Most of the pieces were from Telemark and Hallingdal i n s o u t h c e n t ra l Norway. " Norway is the only cou ntry in the world that has a craft like t h i s ," M r s . B u c k e x p l a i n e d . "Each valley represented has a

d i f fe r e n t s t y l e o f p a i n t i n g d e veloped independently from the others . It is a tradition handed down through families, primarily in rural areas . " E a rly details concerning the possibility of an e x hibit w e r e worked out last May. Mrs . Buck, then serving as chairman of the Daughters of Norway participa­ t i o n i n t h e a n n u al P L U May Festival, had a chance to huddle with PLU Norwegian profes s o r Audun Toven to get the idea off t h e g r o u n d . H e p r o mis e d p a r t i c i p a t i o n and s u p port on behalf of the university and the P L U S e squ i c e n t e n n i a l C o m­ mittee.


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\t Pacific Lutheran Umversil ' this y ar 'ou can find a foreign language prof teaching World \ Tar I hi:tury. A hiologist is wurking in cbild de 'clopme n a nd s h ap i n g of m ral cuns c i ou:.n e. nnd the lut biolog�' pi ce. on the ' limi efforts. A r ligion pr f is 1 a ... nin� about tlle c�ono mjc lmllli' ti ns of limited tech nolt gical gr wth . In act. �2 PLU p r or es 0 h n vcr in their Ii -es thought th y 'Ioping would e reaching or d course. in any a rea but th i r own dil'lcipline a l e no\1;' chompmg at the hit" to do omet hing else. To do Iha t ' someth ing else," they are working harder at learning than most of their student are, according to Dr. Curti Hu ber, profe 'sor of philol'lophy. '1 's he mo t m a r v e]ou r deeming experience I've ever had with faculty in my entire life," H u b e r a ve teran of two decades of teach i n g, asserted_ .. It's makmg 11ars of the people who claim that professor are a ,tu bborn, ingrained bunch that just want to do their own thing i n their own little world." As a re ult of all the new activi l many PLU students are gain­ ing an understanding of t he in­ te r d e p end e n c e of all h um a n knowledge. A new Integrated Studies Pro­ gram at PLU is responsible fo r t his u D u s u a I p he n 0 m e n 0 n . Directed by Huber, the program is deSigned to prese n t the "iD� terdependence of all knowledge " approach to liberal learning. It is the result of a unique proposal funded on a planning basis last s p iog b y t h e National Endowment for the Huma nities. When it began there was great a pp re h ensio n that it m ight not work, according to Huber. "We were afraid that professors would see the project as some ki nd of threa t," he recalled. "For it to work, many profs wo uld have to do some unlearning and relearn­ ing of data and methods. They would be exposin g their teaching strengths or weaknesses to the examination of their colleagues. " It's re ally a struggle for facul­ ty so d i s c i pl i ned in a certain d i r e c tio n , " admi t t e d OJ". Randolph B oh an n on, a bioI gy professo r, "Their whole value ystem gets a jolt" If there was initial ap prehen­ si n , i t h s p as s e d . Now the profes s o r s a re "tu r n e d on ," according to Huber. What began as a humanities project almost im mediate y also involved facul­ ty from the natural and social sci­ ences. " C o nc e i v a b l y , t h r ee y e a r s from now we could have a ma­ jority of our faculty involved , " H u b e r o b s e r v e d . T he r e a r e currently 193 full-time teaching faculty at PLU. Interdisciplinary studies pro­ grams have not been uncommon '

in recent years, but the succ ss of uch programs often has been Paul Von Blum, : teacher in the division of interdisclplmar} nd gen ral )';tudie �It th Uni r it y of CaliFornia, ay "These pro­ gram. may cause con'idcrable :tr e, , 0 lal'gc numbel' or [H'ofessol' be all, e they imply th r concentration on ac Idemic pecialtlcs i educa ti onally in­ uffi'ient Consts us1) Ir no t , the hru lIer scope of well- onccived inI r d i ciplinarity m y be p -rcciv u a' a hallenge lO the I . sic attc n and obJectiv 'S of a prnfes Qr' life.' LV' pr iden, Dr William O . icke, is eager t o foster such courses, however, aud has urged the faculty to c ntinue in their in� novation. In h i s words, "Provid­ ing an excit ing alternative to the usua l core curriculum could Ie one imp ortan t mcans of respond.

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to current criticisms of tradi­ tional liberal arts training." The key to the success of the PLU program to date bas been t h e d e g r ee to w h i c h f a c u l t y members have res ponded to tne "faculty development" aspect of the program . "T h is p a c k a g e could not be offered without facul­ ty training," Huhe r expl ai ned . " They ' re s t ud yi n g exte nsively and they' re learning from each o t h e r . T h e y'r e w o r k in g h a-d because they know that 'n addi­ tio n to the teaching aspect, they have to a hieve a level of profes­ sional communication with their co l le a gues, T h e y 're n o t freshmen!' , The In egrated Studies Pro­ gra m at PLU will eventually con­ sist of eight courses in four in­ terrelated sequences . A student pu rsues three of t h e fo u r se ­ q u e n c e s with a f i n a l seminar wrapping up the progra m. One sequence ( two courses) is being offered each se mester this year. E a c h i n volved p rofessor has participated in the development of one or more elements in every course in the program in addition to h a v i n g a primary team responsibility for one sequence. In each course a student is con­ fronted with problems, areas and m o d e s of k nowl e d g e , and the skills necessary to deal with them b e c o m e a v i t a l p a r t of t h e students ' learning experie nce , according to Huber. Completion of the program is mg

an alternative to the completJon of PLU's basic undergraduate core reqUIrements. To get an idea of the vast d ifference betw en the t r a diti o n a l and p l a n ned i n­ terdisc iplinary concepts, one can briefly look t the course titles. Basic core requ irements i n ­ clude two courses i n religion and one each i n fine a r ts, hi story, l i t eratu re, ph ilosop h y , natural . sciences, math and social sci­ ences.

Sequence I of the I ntegr ted Stud ie plan on the other hand , is i n t e n d e d "t o trace t h e d e vel opment of relig ious, sci­ entific, p o l i t i c a l a n d a r t i s t i c thought from the Renaissance as i t moves from a c o n d i t i o n o f unity, organization and external authority and power to the condi­ tion of pluralism, independence and t h e e x p a n s i o n of h u m a n horizons . " Another sequence explores the development of man; moral con­ sciousness, genetics , e volutio n , responses o f child ren, roles of adults, and the burden of human respons ibility - a section heavily w e i gh ted in t h e d i rec t i o n o f history and politics . The final sequence, Limits to G rowth, deals extensively with contemporary i ssues : scie n c e a n d tec h n o l o g y , s e c u l a r i s m , pollution, overpopulation, aliena­ tion, and the future - " the need for vision" and "the sustainable society . " The concl uding s e m i n a r p rovi des an opp ortunity for a

student to research a particular subject in which he has developed an i nterest d u r i n g p r e c e d i n g courses. Though so m e p a r t i c i p ati n g professors have had to give up teaching a traditional ourse, all regular c o u r s e s a r e being covered this year with so me par t­ time teaching assis tance . E a rly this co m i n g s u mm e r PLU will be making applicaton 0 N E H for total program funding Which ould provide resources 0 a d d f a c ul t y m e m b e rs w h e r e n e c e s s ar y t o c o n t i n u e t h e program. Exte n siv e e v a l u a t i o n to d e t e r m i n e r e a s o n s for t h e promise shown by the initial in­ t e r d i s c i p l i n a r y cou r s e s l a s t semester have been made. From the faculty point of view, accord­ i n g to H u b e r , o n e f a c to r is dominant: the profes s o r s a re s i m p l y "tu r n e d o n" b y a n academic situation or context in which they can talk profess ional­ ly to colleagues in other disci­ plines on a daily basis . From the student point of view there are two p redominant con­ clusions : (1) they become aware of the many s i des of an issue. They rapidly achieve a mature perspective through which they see that there isn't such a black­ white answer to everything, and ( 2) overwhelmingly (4.6 on a S.O scale) the students find it more intellectually i nt e restin g , challenging and stimulating than the routine acquisition of d a t a typical o f a traditional course.


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More tha n 400 persons from 50 n o r t h w e s t c o ll e g e s a n d u n i­ versities participated in the 1976 Region XIV ssociation of Col­ lege Unions-International Ga mes Tourna ment at Pacific Lutheran University Feb. 13-14. According to PL U games room s u pervisor B ru c e C o m p to n , tournament chairman, partici p a t i n g s c h o o l s f i e l d e d teams in billiard s , table tennis, football, chess and bridge. Com­ petition was held in the PL U Uni­ versity Center. Competing schools ranged in size from s mall private colleges t o P a c - 8 u n i v e r s i t i e s , he in­ dicated. Schools in Region XIV a r e l o c a t e d in W a s h i n g t o n, Oregon, Idaho, Montana , Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta . More t h a n 1 5 , 0 00 s t u d e n t s annually participate in the ACU­ I - s ponsore d g a m e s , C o m p t o n pointed out.

Representatives from 28 col­ l e g e s i n the Northwest participated J a n . 29-30 i n t h e an n u a l Pacific L uthera n Uni­ versity Intercollegiate Forensics Tourna ment. More than 200 debaters from Washington, Oregon, California. I d a h o a n d U t a h too k p a r t , a c c o r d i n g to P L U f o r e n s i c s director Jeff Wiles. "Has education failed its mis­ sion in the United States ? " was one of this year's debate topics. Competitors also discussed the pros and cons of a national com­ prehensive prog ra m related to land use.

PLU Prof Honored By Boy Scouts Arne P e d e r s o n , a s s o c i a t e professor of education at Pacific Luthera n Univers ity, rece ntly r e c e i v e d the S i l v e r B e a v e r Award from the Mount Rainier C o unc i l of t h e B o y Scouts of America. The award is the highest na­ tional Boy Scout award given at the local council level. Pederso n , who has be e n a n active Scout leader for 1 6 years, presently serves as a member of t h e Mount R a inier Council executive board a nd a s chairman of t h e c o u n c i l ' s l e a d e r s h i p development program . All five o f his sons have been active in the Scouting progra m . Pederson is the fourth PLU em­ ployee to receive the Silver Beav­ er honor. Other recipients have been Dr. Robert Olsen, professor of c he m i s try; W a l t er S u d er, retired maintenance employee ; and Dr. Lynn Stein , professor of education.

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St-Denis At PL U : Mime Says It All If actions speak louder than words, then mime says it all. And no one expresses it with m 0 r e f e e l i n g t h a n i n­ ternationally-known Can a d i a n mime Claude St-Denis . A work­ s h op in the art o f m i m e w a s taught by St-Denis at PLU during the 1976 January Interi m . H e also performed a t a sold out dinner theatre program in t h e U n i v e r s ity Center which con­ cluded his visit. S t - D e n i s , who fo u n d e d t h e Montreal Theatre of Mime, has found a home away from home at P L U . H e h a s p e r f or m e d o n campus four times in the past five years and expects to return fre­ quently in the future. The 40-year-old teacher a n d p e r f o r m e r i s a s e n t h u s ia s tic about mime as he was the day 25 years ago when fellow students laughed at his mimicking of peo­ ple in a school production. He en­ joys getting out to the people, put­ ting on workshops and teaching about mime. Not because he wants to have more people carrying on the art of mime - although that would be n i c e - b u t b e c a u s e he s a y s everyone can benefit from it. "Out of a class of perhaps 40 persons, m aybe only four might go into m i m e , " he s a i d , " b u t everyone benefits i n knowing how the body moves." St-Denis said his aim is to kill w h a t w e c a l l "co n d i t i o n e d reflex . " "For example, most peo-

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pIe open a door without thinking. I w a n t t h e m t o t h i n k e a ch movement ," he added. M as tery of such movements are essential to mastery of mime technique, he indicated. Mime is as old as civilization, but has only been revived in the past 30 or so years, he explained. , . In N o rth A m e rica it is still relatively new and people seeing it still get excited , " he said. St-Denis has studied with the great mime, Etienne Decroux , in Par i s , who i s a l s o M arcel M arc e a u ' s m a ster. He has performed thro ughout Europe , Canada and the United States. ( E�cerpts from an article by J i m E r i c k s o n , Tacoma News Tribune )

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A print entitled "Menagerie" b y D e n n i s C o x , a r t i s t - i n­ residence at Pacific Lu thera n University, has been accepted for i nclusion in the Third U n i t e d S t a tes I nterna tional Graphics Annual which opened recently at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The show, sponsored by the Graphics Society of Holis, N. H . , b o a s t s a j u ry o f w e l l - k n o w n print makers from throughout the United States. From Lehigh, selected works including "Menagerie" will form a traveling exhibit throughout the . United States and abroad. " Menagerie, " a color inta glio print, was produced through the u s e of t h r e e s e p a r a t e c o l o r printings or plates. Cox, whose work involves the creation of limited edition fine art p r i nts i n b o t h i n t a g l i o a n d lithography, is a master of fine arts graduate from Washington State University. He has taught printmaking and drawing at PLU since 1972. The traveling show is available to host institutions upon request.

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News Notes Accreditation E arned For Social Work Program

Martha Miller

Martha Miller Awarded Fellowship Pacific Lutheran University s tudent body president Martha Miller has been selected as one of f o u r u n d e r g r a d u a t e c o l l e ge students in the United States to re eive a Henderson Fellowship this year . The fe))owship covers expenses for a seven-week Se n i o r Executive Education Program at the Federal Executive Institute (FE! ) , Charlottesville, VA. Ms. Miller, a PLU junior from O a k P a r k , 1 11 . , will begin her training in Charlottesville Feb . 2 9 . The program will continue through April 16. T h e F E I is a n i nteragency training facility of the U . S . Civil Service Commission which trains participants for high level federal e x ecutive position s . Four sessions are held annually ; one undergraduate and one graduate student participate in each of the four progra ms. Citizens interested in develop­ i n g t h e m s e l v e s f o r fe d e r a l executive positions also attend. The fel lowship is named for Rep. David Henderson, a North Carolina congressman now serv­ ing his eighth term. M s . Miller, a business adminis tration maj o r , plans a c a reer in public administration or public relations.

Apologies Our a p o l o g i e s to a u t hor Ji m Beckman and our readers for the garbled and d u p l i c a t e d c o p y i n Beckm an's December Scene arti­ cle, " O nl y G o d C o u l d B e S o Human . " W e can only plead that w e also a re " o n l y too h u m a n . " The dup­ licated pa ragraphs were the result of a p ro o f r e a d e r ' s a t t e m p t to correct an apparent error - in the p r o c e s s w e c o m p o u n d ed t h e p roble m . .fim has forgiven us for the error. We hope you will too !

The undergoraduate program in so c i a l w e l f a re a t P a c i f i c L utheran University has received accreditation from the Council on Social Work Educa­ t i o n , a n a t i o n a l s oc i a l w o r k accrediting agency, according to Dr. William Gilbertson, director of the program. Accreditation by the national body places the PLU program among the top 20 per cent in the country, Gilbertson indicated. PLU and E a stern Wa shington State College are the only two in­ stitution s i n the S t a t e w i t h accredited social w o r k p r o ­ gram s, he added. Now in its 10th year, the PLU program was started in 1966 and approved by the faculty in 1968. The campaign for accreditation began last year with an extensive self study which d e a l t w i t h c u r r i c u l u m c o n t e n t , f i e ld experience and degree of support from the d e p a rtment, d ivision and university. The study was submitted to the council, which followed l a s t summer by sending a n accredita­ tion team to the PLU c a m p u s . A c c r e d itation followed P L U ' s response t o the on-site report. Accreditation is an advantage to s t u d e n ts in t e r m s of e m ­ ployment a s well a s acceptance for grad uate work , G ilbertson o b serve d . Many a gencies and graduate p ro g r a m s a c c e p t e d only students from accredited programs, he added. According to Gilbertson, un­ dergraduate social work educa­ tion has been receiving increased emphasis nationwide since social workers with bachelor's degrees only began to be recognized about four years ago. Before that time social workers were required to complete a graduate program. Student interest in social work careers grew rapid ly across the country in the late '60 ' s , G ilbertson observed. The trend was apparent at PLU, where the 1 9 7 3 g r a d u a t i n g c l a s s , 1969 ' s fre s h m a n , i n c l u d e d 70 so c i a l work m aj o r s . Since that peak year the number of social work majors has leveled off at 35 to 40, Gilbertson indicated. This is the third yea!" that PLU has offered a m aj o r in so c i a l work. Prior to that time a se­ auence of courses was offered . T he m aj o r now consists of six core social work cour s e s a n d three designated courses . The PLU program now accom­ plishes much of what ha tradi -

tionally been done in the first year of most graduate programs, the d irector e x p l a i ne d . F i e l d experience is a major emphasis of the program. Students are placed with such agencies as the American Lake V e t e ra n ' s H o s p i t a l , W e s t e r n State Hospital, the soc ial work department at Madigan General Hospital, Greater Lakes Mental Health Center, Good Sama ritan Hospital , the Childre n ' s Home Society and Pierce County Adult Probation and Parole. " Students are involved in field experiences a p proxima tely 1 4 h o u r s a w e e k d u r i n g the a c a d e m ic ye a r , " Gilbert s o n stated . Twenty-five PLU students were involved in field experience during the fall semester. "When a student participates in field experience at an institu­ tion, employment the r e o f t e n follow s , " he added. Most PLU social work m ajors who ha v e remained in the Puget Sound area have been placed, he indicated, a n d m u c h of t h e p l a c e m e n t support has come directly from the program . "We are esentially traini n g people to assume responsibility for working with tro u b l e d i n ­ dividuals," Gilbertson continued. "We try to provide students with treatment models that c a n be used with a variety of clients . " Dr. J . A. Schiller, professor of sociology and chairman of the D i v i s ion of Social Sciences at PLU, has been vitally involved in t h e d e v e l o p m e n t 0 f u n­ d e r g r a d u a te social work pro­ grams and accreditation criteria, both at PLU and nationwide. He has been active as a leader in many professional social work o rg a n i zations. From 1965-73 he also served as chairman of the c o m m i t t e e of the C o u n c i l on Social Work E d u c a t i o n t h a t d eveloped the criteria for un­ dergraduate social work educa­ tion accreditation.

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Original Play Intended To Aid Juveniles A n original stage play reflect­ ing a juvenile 's experience going through the correctional system has been created by members of the Pacific Lutheran University Depa rtment of Communication Arts. Funded by a $12,000 grant from the Wheat Ridge Foundation of Chicago, Ill . , the project involved three m o n t h s of r e s e a r c h b y C h e r i Sorenson, a 1975 PLU graduate ; stageplay by William B e c v a r , c o m m u ni c a t i o n a rt s p r o fe s s o r ; a n d d i r e c t i o n b y W i l l i a m P a rk e r , a l so a com­ munication arts professor. Intent of the production is to dramatize a realistic experience within the juvenile correctional system as a possible deterrent for y o u n g people i nvolved i n or tempted t o participate i n delin­ quent activities, according to Dr. Vernon Stinzi. Stinzi, the project director, has served as professor of business a d ministr a t i o n a t PLU since 1964. He is on leave this semester. "We hope that the play will help convince delinque nts, potential delinquents and young people in general that behavior resulting i n involvement with the correction­ al system is a futile way to go ," he said. The relatively uncomplicated production characteristics of the play are intended to make it an appropriate vehicle for use in high schools , he i ndicated . I n addition, a videotape of the stage production has been prepared by t h e P L U D e p a r t m e nt of Broadcast Services for potential closed circuit or public television use. " P a rts of the production are open to con t r o v e r s y , " S t i n z i observed, "but it is intended a s n e i t h e r a whitew a s h nor an a t t a c k upon t h e syste m . It i s based upon several hundre d h o u r s o f i n te r views with a n d o b s e r v a t i o n s o f inc a rcerated juveniles, parents a nd correc­ tional personnel. " . . Aboretum" is the title of the play. It concerns the experiences of a fic tional 17-year old youth arrested for a rboretum vandalism from the time of his arrest through his court appearance. The Wheat Ridge Foundation which sponsored the project is a charitable organi zation i d e n t i f i e d with t h e L u theran Church Missouri- Synod w h i c h sponsors innovative projects in health, e d u c ation and social s e rv ice . S c h e d u l i n g of p u b l i c or in­ sc hool prod u c t i o n s of " Aboretum" is still in the plan­ ning stages, according to Stinzi.


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The University : A Mid-Year Assessment And A Look To The Future By William O. Ri eke , M . D . President, Pac ifi c Lutheran U n iversit y

Mid-point is always a good time to p a u s e for e v a l u a t i o n a n d assessment - and to report t o our b road constituency . At Pacific Lutheran Univers ity , we h a v e j ust passed the mid-point i n our academic yea r , c o n c l u d i n g a successful In erim . For myself, I have touched the mid-point of my first year as pres­ ident - a year that has gone by altogether too swiftly. Studying the institution in depth has been a n i m p r e s s i v e e x p e rienc e , if sometimes exha ustin g . T h r e e characteristics surface repeated­ ly : the high quality of the faculty and the academic program ; the general sense of commitment to excellence in all areas ; and the pervading attitude of confidence and enthusiasm. I ' ve found, to my great delight , that these c h a ra cteristics cover a cross­ section of the campus community i n c l u d i n g s t u d e n t s , f a c u l ty , administration and general staff. Total enrollment for the fall term reached an all-time high of 3 , 4 2 8 . F u ll-time s t u d en t s

numbered 2,570 and part -t i m e , 858. Interim enroll ment met and exceeded our expectations with 1955 in attendance, 67 of whom w e re exc h ange students from other institutions. At the present time, a ppl ications and acceptances for the 1976 fall term are slightly ahead of the 1975 figures, a trend we anticipate will c ontinue at least for the next three or four years. T h e n e x t stage of our com­ p rehensive d e velop ment i s currently under study. Through­ out the past months, we have been s o l i c i t i n g p r o p o s a l s a n d in­ terviewing firms whose areas of e x p e r t i s e a r e fe a s i b i l ity and space studies. By early March, w e w ill have named and appointed an appropriate profes­ s i o n a l f i r m to p r o v i d e t h e research and background data on which priority decisions can be based. When needs and priorities have been documented , we can lay o u r long-range plans with assurance and begin vigorous im­ plementation. A s t h e A l u m n i A s s o c i ation grows - quite rapidly in the last ten years as graduating classes have grown successively larger - new needs develop. A strong giving base h a s been initiated through the New Directions pro­ gram, although actual numbers o f t h o s e g i v in g w a s a s m a l l percentage o f the total associa­ t i on m e m b e r s h i p . There is a desire on the part of the Alumni B oard to expand the programs and services of the Association . A stronger organization, involving t h e s t u d en t b o d y a s w e l l a s ' e s ta bl i s h in g working groups of

al u m s , i b e in g p l a n n e d . A n energetic and directional alumni body is one of the most valuable a s s ets an in sti tution can have . Their influ · nce is felt in almost every area of society, and much s u p port is generated by t h e i r pattern of giving. Also, alum s are ofte n the determining fact r in encou ra g ing future students to earn their undergrad a e degree at PLU . Financially, at mid-poi n , w e are in a solid position . Total in­ debtedness is spread over a long­ term ; our ope rati n g costs are with in the projected budgets. A v e ry active Q-Club has succesS­ ful l y interested S35 donors in join­ ing its ranks. To all who support and encourage us in any and all w a y s , we express our grateful thanks and appreciation. As we contemplate the coming y e a r , we r e a l i z e it w i l l b e necessary to effect a moderate rise in our tuition, as well a s board and room cOsts. Every cau­ tion is exercised to minimize the c o s t to p a rents and student s . Howe v e r , a s in b u s i n e s s , i n ­ dustry, church or home, the in­ flationary nature of our economy r e a c h e s into n early every element of our operation. We are traditionally in the lower half of the chart of comparable costs in similar institutions. A moderate increase in tuition will allow us to remain in that favorable position. Fortunately, we anticipate an in­ crease in our student financial aid as well. All those who are eligible a r e e n c o u ra g e d to seek such assistance. Throughout the past months of getting acquainted in the Pacific Northwest, I have visited (often with my family ) and spoken to many congregations, civic clubs , a l umni and p arent s , b u s i n e s s g r o u p s , a n d s m a l l a n d large g a t h e r i n g s of f r i e n d s a n d s u p p o r t e r s . I a m continually gratified by the warm response which PL U and we receive. The opportunities for s e r v i c e a n d a s s i s t a n c e on o u r p a rt a r e limited only b y our awareness and energy ; we want that service to continue to be part of our mis­ sion. On the other hand, our needs are compelling and worthy of your continuing good will and support.


the first few months of '76 is to raise $71 ,000 for the university's ge n e r a l s c h o l a r s h i p a n d u n ­ restricted funds by May 3 1 , the

Perhaps Now Is A Time To Act .

Q Club Tops ' 75 Goal of 500 Members

By Ed Larson Director of Planned G ivin g

B y David Berntsen Director of Development Dr. L.E. Skinner

In the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes we read that there is . . . a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot . . . a time to weep and a time to laugh . . . a time to love and a time to hate . . . Perhaps now, for you, is a time

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Over the past couple of years this column h a s attempted to p ro v i d e i n s i g h t s into vartOUS methods of planned giving. Many readers have indicated that they have appreciated the suggestions a n d c o m ments which have appeared for their consideration. H o w e v e r , f o r m a n y it i s difficult to move from thinking about something to doing some­ thing. It is one thing to think that it is a good idea to get one's will written or to update a will written long ago ; but it is another thing to do it ! It is one thing to consider making a deferred gift to the Uni­ versity ; it i s another thing to actually go ahead and do it ! Is now your time for action ? In so many areas of planned gi ving positi ve action can provide meaningful results. Regardless f the type of gift given - outright g ift, bequest, gift annuity plan with lifetime income or whatever - proper pla nning can produce not only a meaningful gift, but also, in many cases, significant tax savi ngs as well. While we agree that we do not make a gift simply for the purpose of saving taxes, we should not belittle this o p p o r t u n i t y wh i c h C o n g r e s s provides for us. If you feel the time for action is now , please return the coupon at right for further information to prepare you for such action :

Salem Lutheran Ch urch in Mount Verno.n ! Wash . , pledged $500 to Pacific Lutheran Uni­ v e r s i t y in late De c e m b e r to become the 500th member of the PLU Q Club. A t y e a r ' s end the total had r e a c h e d 5 0 6 ; at t h e e n d o f January the figure was 526 ; by Feb. 12 we had 537. In fact, as a result of club members ' enthusiasm, membership totals a r e b e g i n n i n g to i n c rease so rapidly that it's difficult to give you up-to-date figures. But we like it that way ! O u r accomp lishments during the past year under the skilled � uidance of our officers : pres­ I d e n t , L . E . S k i n n e r v i c e­ pre s i dent E rnest Harm � n a n d secretary-treasurer Inez Wier have bee n truly significa nt. C l u b me mbers contributed $ � 90,000 to PLU during 1975, top­ ping o u r 1974 record by 33 per cent. Those gifts supported several v e ry i mportant programs in­ cluding the unrestricted fund' the Alumni "New Direction s " ro­ g r a m and several schola rship funds. Our most immediate goal for

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700 Seniors Attend PLU Open House Ernest Harmon

Forum Dear Edito r : I ' m sure you are the one whom I should thank for sending along a copy of your Alumni B ulletin ' SCENE . You and your staff have done a truly fine j o!> on it and I feel that I now know more about PLU than I could have learned in any other way . The spread on King Olav' s visit brought the pleasures o f tha t event back plus filling me in on m u c h we did not have time to remain and observe. And thank you again for your hospitality. Med beste on sker, Bob Hansen Norwegian-American Anniversary Commission

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end of our fiscal year. President William Rieke, who has labored mig.htily on behalf of the Q Club durmg the past several months is also interested in broadening ur base of support. He emphasizes that one does not have to give at the Q Club level $20 a month to be an enthusiastic and appreciated supporter of PL U . A word of thanks to Dr. Vernon Stintzi, PL U professor of business administra tion, who is now o n l eave from P LU to b e a man­ a ge ment c o n s u l t a n t w i t h t h e American Lutheran Church and a gentleman farmer in Canada. His o r g a ni zational assistance this past year has been invaluable. Dates to remember : On March 11 we will be holding a lunch for prospective Q Club members in the University Center Regency Room . Come and bring a friend. And don't forget May 10, the date of the annual Q Club ban­ quet. It promises to be the best ever ! . Our goal for 1976 : you guessed It - 200 members in our nations' 200th year. My final response to this amaz­ ing year is to praise God for your generosity and willingness to help others !

I n a n e f f o r t to i n c r e a s e dialogue between PLU and its c o n s t i t u e n c y , a l umni and friends, w e invite you to write Letters to the Scene Editor to be published in future issues. A d d r e s s l e t t e r s to S c e n e Editor, Office of Universit y Relations, PLU.

Approximately 700 high school s e n i o r s , i nterested transfer students , p arents a n d fr i e n d s from a s far north a s Bellingham and as fa.r south as Salem, O re . , a t t e n d e d PLU ' s a n n u a l O p e n House F e b . 22, according to James Van Beek, PLU director of admissions. T o p i c s p re s e n t e d i n c l u d e d a dmissions, c u rricu l u m , costs and financial aid. Speakers were D r . Richard J u n g k u n t z , P L U provost ; Rev. James Beckman : associ ate university minister D r . Philip B e a l , vice-presiden for student life ; and Van Beek . Tours of the campus and dis­ cu s s i o n s w i t h fa c u i t y r e p ­ resentatives from each department and school were held in the afternoon. Tours were con­ ducted by PLU students. A l l i n t e re s t e d h i g h s c ho o l seniors and transfer students and their families were invited Van Beek indicated. " W e fee t h e program and activities planned provide students a n d p a re n t s with a n excellent opportunity to become better acquainted with the University , " he said .

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V i s i t ors to t h e Pa cific Lutheran Universit y ca mpus a r u s u a l l y i m p r e s s ed w i t h t h e grou D s as well as the buil ding . . There i s much to be proud of . The cam u. is graced with a variety of natural beauty that is composed of form al Eng ish land­ s c a p i n g a n d areas of n a t ura ] native pl ant communiti s. This is not a lways easy to achi ve, but the grounds crew under the a ble leadership of Weldon Moore ha done much t make this ca mpus p leas in g to the e ye . Consi erable though tful planni n g a n d c a r e ha e gone into t h i s i mportant a spect of the universl ty scene. Since m any people hold differ-

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A sympetrum male dragonfl y rest's along the water's edge.

A male flicker, coming to feed the young, is representative of summer scenes on the PLU campus.

A pollen-laden bumblebee nestles into a thistle flower on lower campus.

in� views as to what a coll ege c a m p u s m i ght be l i k e , it i s of i n t e r e s to e , p l o Te the ramifications of j u st one aspect of this ; that is, land cape des i g n . H opefull y some rea O D S w i l l become clear for thinking of the campus in term s of a total living com munity, as well as for show­ ing how conflict inheren l y arises over nature. At PLU eff orts are made to develop in student. n apprecia­ tion fOT ma n and life in all of it d i m n ion s . A s m a l l s e g m e n fro m the Statement of Obj ectives i l l u stra te s t h i s p o i nt : " I t e n courages t he p u rsuit of rich and ennobling experience and the d vel opme nt of significant personhood hrough an a precia­ tion of man's in eUe tual, artistic and natural su r rou ndi n g s . " I n this the campus design can play a significant part. Tn addition, what finally filters into design in many ways represents the basic think­ ing and state of the art methods of the University community. What does it mean if there is teaching about plant communities, energy flow, man's interaction with the land and environmental im pact, if t h e re s u l t s of t h i s k i n d of thought are not exemplified ? It is important for a community of Christian scholars to give care­ ful thought to the natural world, especially as it relates to man in his immediate environment. One of the ways in which a col­ lege campus, especially that of a Christian institution, can reflect its respect for life is by allowing many diverse l ife-forms ( both plant and animal ) to co-exist with man. This is easy to say but not easy to do , since the necessary steps seem to run counter to what m o s t p e o p l e see in their surround ings, or at least in how they visualize these surroundings to a p p e a r . For a n i m a l l ife to f l o u r i s h , f o r e x a m p l e , it is

esse n t i a l that s u i t a b le ha bi t a t ( pla nt co m m u nities ) is left or c re a t e d a n e w . T h i s u s u a l y means that there are areas that to many pe pIe look " u n k e m p t . " . can 1 ad to Unfortu natel • s btle conflict. P L U i s o n e o f t h e few i n­ s t i U · ons d o i n g s o m et h i n g ositive a bout Its natural native surrounding , although the re i s still much to learn about how tc 0 this in an urban setting. There is a good base to b uild from si nce con­ si dera bl e natura l b ea u t y w a s retained earlier on this a Ol p u in he face of formidable opposing for e s . As one example, rno ' peo­ p l e are unaware that at one time the giant Dougl as fir trees a long t he hillside were to e cut down to open up the e n tire c a m p u s . A compromise w s reached then and the trees �ere de imbed instead. This particular i ncident happened many years a go , a nd the trees were s aved even if their life span is reduced. The thinking that was present then still goes o n , ho wever. Fortunately there were many people throughout all segments of this university who spok e a nd now still speak for nature. The towe ring D o u g l a s f i rs , seeping springs, dense tangled thickets, an d l u s h ferns which s eparate the up per a n d lower campus allow many creatures to l ive u n be k n o w n s t to most students and alumni. This natural r i b b o n s t a n d s o u t f r o m the surrounding Parkland area like an oasis when viewed from an air­ pl ane. Below the University Cen­ t e r , r i s i n g o u t of t h e su bsoil remains of construction, is a low d e n s ity W e s tern W a s h in gton forest, a natural area which will b l e n d i n w i t h t h e rest of the sweeping hillside. This will be an area with trails and a park-like

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Rich vegetation provides a variety of cover for bird life so uth of the U set t i n g w h i c h c a n be u s ed for na and r crea t iona en­ J oy men t. Ot her open a 'eas with suit ab le si de cover are also im­ port a nt . The ope n law ns provide m u c h of t h i s . Too m u c h o p n lawn, h wev e r, undu l y incre a es t h e population of E n g li h spa rro w s , pi geon ' , c ro ws a n d starhng . O n e C l o v e r C r e k fl o w e d q uietly through the campus and nOw a recycled stream planned b i ol o g i c a l l y t o s u pport aquatic life is a substitute . This i s habitat, howe ve r, that lures frogs , ducks and a v a r i e t y of o t h e r b i r d s , d r go nflies and many other creatures t o our campu s . Recent­ ly a fox was observed running into the new natural area . E v e n now with a reasonable balance b e i n g e s t a b l i s h e d b e ­ tween the formal E n glish land­ scaping and the se mi-wild native a re a s , the w i ld natural place s should not be thought of as being some isolated, contained spot, the place one points to and remarks, " There is where we let the wild exist . " There is much to lea rn. Aro u nd the borders of the golf course a s e m i- p r a i r i e h a b i t a t might be retained and nurtured fo r m e a d o w l a r k s , q u a i l , pheasants and field sparrows . In an urban setting where much is being u n n e c e s s arily destroyed, this habitat factor is i mportant for educational reasons as well as wildlife. It i s a bless i ng to have barn owls find nesting sites and to have

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and t whe e s rai e fli k r families yearl y on our campus . II w e a s s o c i t e this with habita t , even some of our d ying firs and old snags t ke a spe "ial i m ­ pOl'tance. T o b e able t o s e e t e n e w ne . s p n ng fro m he earth here in the e nvi ronmen t in which we work is enrichin g . To see the u nexpec ted is refreshing and re­ warding I t a lows s to peek in to the infinity of the w rId, '0 keep our perspecti ve as to what can be, and e ven to ha ve a sf mulus for creative thinking. It i s essential to evaluate all land use on the campus in term s of env ironmental i m p act . W i s e l a n d u s e should b e e s pe c i a l l y evident o n a college campu s , for if our vast knowle dge cannot be ap­ plied fully here, where can it be ? The natural world on a campus is the hidden di mension most easily a ffe cted by m a nagement decisions. Decisions on building and placing new structures need careful evaluation on re t a i n i n g and re-establishing native plant commun i t i e s a n d c o n t i n u o u s wildl ife cover. For example, i t i s especially important to retain the continuity of the hillside v e geta­ tion. Walk through and take a fresh look at the natural areas on our campus - and when you do, think about what might live there, and more importantly, why it doe s . Dr. Tobiason i s a professor of chemistry at PLU.

An adult barn owl lands on the Harstad Hall roof in the late evening to care for its young.


No History Of Parkland To Be Published

Pacific Lutheran University recently received a "windfall profit." But the profit comes as added beauty for the campus and the windfall from nearby Weyerhaeuser Company forestland. The windfall, a tree knocked down by high velocity winds, now rests in a three acre natural area adjacent to the PLU University Center. After a year-long search of company timberlands for just the right windfall by Mike Morris, trucking supervisor at Weyerhaeuser's Vail timberlands operation, and Dr. Fred L. Tobiason, head of PLU's chemistry department, an 80-foot log was chosen because of its thick cover of small trees, vines, ferns, mosses and berry-laden plants. ( See related story pp 12-13. )

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Should studies o f the religions of mankind be a part of our public school curricula ?

Former PLU President E ugene Wiegm a n announced his candidacy for the U . S . House of Re presentatives Wash ington State 6th District seat Feb. 9 . W i e g m a n , w h o i s p re s e n t l y serving as presid e n t of t h e I n ­ d e p e n d e n t C o l l e g e s o f Washington, is the second announced D e mocratic contend­ er for the position held by Rep. Floyd V . Hick s . Hicks has said he pr 0 b a b I y w i I I n o t s e e k r e election. W i e g m a n s e rv e d a s a n a s s i s t a n t t o N e b r a s k a c o n­ gres s m a n Claire C a l l a n f r o m 1964-66. In announcing his candidacy, W i e g m a n s a id h e b e l ieves im­ balances exist in the federal gov­ ernment today and that these in­ clude the gover n m e n t ' s o v e r ­ i n v o l v e m e n t in t h e lives of citizens . C al l i n g for an e n d to deficit spending and fede r a l " gi v e away" progra m s , he said, " It is time to re-examine policies of the past four d ecades and strike a spending balance between what we want and what we can afford . "

The question will be the topic of a cont inuing d i s c u s sion in t h e

T a co m a com munity next year, particularly during the l a s t s i x months o f 1976, according t o D r . S t e w a r t G o v i g , p r o fe s s o r o f religion a t Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity. Dr. Govig is director of the pro­ ject, which has been funded by a $3,900 grant from the Washington Co mmission for the Humanitie s . During t h e c o m i n g year Dr. Govig and trained s t u d e n t assistants will be discussing the topic with a diverse cross section of the a d u l t p u b l i c at s c hools, churches and service clubs i n the Tacoma area, using a videotape specially prepared for t h e project. National and regional experts on the su bj ect will participate as the project progresses, Dr. Govig indicated. A public symp o s i u m d e a l i n g with t h e topic will climax t h e pro­ ject in December of next year. The Anti-D efamation League of B'nai B'rith is co-sponsor of th e

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E i ghteen months ago a group of s e n i o r history students at PLU began working on an illustrated history of Park l : m d . This spring, thanks primarily to the efforts of t h eir coo r d i n a t o r , Richard Osness, ' 74 , the completed history will be available through Friends of the Parkland Library. Osne ss, now a PLU graduate stu d e n t who also works at S t . Regis Paper Company , adopted the project as his own last year after the history seminar, under the dire c t i o n of Pro f . A r t M a rtinson, completed its work. His initial plan was to use t h e c o m p i l e d research t o write the history, but he soon found himself back interviewing and elaborat­ i n g far beyond previous w o r k because "one interview or idea would lead to another . " H e th inks the ex tra work is worth it to have the history com­ pleted. " I think every area should have a history done , " he s a i d . " I t ' s important to know the way it was, to see what the progress has been. " The p roj e c t h a s r e c e i v e d a f i n a n c i a l b o o s t from Parkland Light and Water Company, which has agreed to finance printing of t h e 2S0 - p a g e b o o k . P r o f . Martinson sees the whole project as a p r e c e d e n t in u n i v e r s i t y ­ community relations . Spearh e a d i n g c o m m u n i t y efforts to obtain historical data and records w e r e Mrs . E m m a R a m stad, Pat Tyler, Nancy Marshall and Marywave Godrey. S t u d e n t r e s earchers included D ianna Casteel, Paul D a n e ke r , Scott Iverson, Teri Jelinek, and George Sheffield . Copies of the book should be available within a month by con­ tacting Friends of the Parkland Library, 404 Garfield, T a c o m a , Wash. 98444.

Nursing Study Deals With Ethnic Values Knowledge about an apprecia­ tion for diversity among ethnic groups of color was the theme of a r e c e n t faculty development w o r k s h o p for m e m b e r s o f t h e PLU School o f Nursing faculty. Th e w 0 r k s h o p w a s c 0 s p o n s o red by the P L U E t hnic Stu di e s , M i n o rit y A ffa i r s , a n d C H O I C E o ffices . I t s p u r p o s e , a c c o r d i n g to coordinator Lu Hefty, PLU nursing i nstructor , was to help affect nursing faculty

a t t i t u d e s toward content i n the nursing curriculum and to build a w a r e n e s s of w a y s t h a t more cultural diversity can be built into the curriculum in the future. The workshop leader was Mrs . Mildred Walter, a consultant with the Western Interstate Commis­ s io n for Higher Ed uca ion ( WICHE ) . S i x students , 24 facu lty m e m b e r s a n d two c o m m u n i t y r e p r e s e ntatives participated i n t h e seven-hour progra m . The workshop w a s a sequel t o a previous study on rec r u i t m e n t , retention a n d curricular change . Both programs are a part of a three-year project fu nded by the Kellogg Founda tion d e v o t e d to the theme, " Models for Introduc­ ing Cultural Diversity into Nurs­ ing Progra ms . " PLU is one of 20 scho o l s participating in the project. " E valuation s howed t h a t participants found it valuable to identify some of the i r learn i n g needs and to explore ways to in­ troduce more cultural diversity into their course s , " Ms. Heft said .

Top Historian Plans Lecture On Campus A n award-w i n n i n g h i s t o r i a n ­ a u t h o r , D r . P a g e S m it h , w i l l deliver the second annual Walter C . Schnackenberg Memoria l Lecture at Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity Wednesday, March 3. The l e c t u r e , f e a t u r i n g t h e topic, "The American Revolution Tod a y , " w i l l b e h e l d in C h r i s Knutzen Hall, University Center, at 8 : 15 p . m . D r . Smith, a former member of t he U C L A f a c u l t y a n d l a t e r provost at Cowell Coll ege, Uni­ versity of California-Santa Cruz, is the author of many books in the field of A m e r i c a n hi s t o r y . H i s m o n u m e n t a l two-v o l u m e John Ada m s h a s b e e n w i d e l y r e c ­ ognize d , receiving the Kenneth Roberts Me morial A w a rd , t h e C o l u m b i a U n i v e r s i t y B a ncroft Award the Com mo nwealth Award , and selection by the Book­ of-the-Month Club. S m ith, who earned a bachelor's degree at D a rtmouth and ' m a s t e r ' s a n d docto r ' s degrees fro m Ha r v a r d , a l s o s e r ved as r e s e a rch a s s o c i a te a the Williamsburg, Va . , I n s t i t u t e of E a r l y A m e r i c a n H i s to r y and Culture early in his career. T h e S c h n ackenberg L e c t u re Series, co-sponsored by the PLU history department and Alumni Association, was institut e d l a s t y e a r i n m e m o ry o f Dr. Walter Schn a c k e n b e r g , p r of e s s o r o f history a t PLU for 23 years , who died in 1973.


S-Year Food Fast Totals Near $6 ,000 S o c i a l a w a r e n e s s p r oj e c t s were " i n " on college campuses acr ss the country when the PL U ' t udent body began a series of " Fa t for the Hun gry" back in 1 972. That y e a r a 2 4- h u r h u n g e r f a s t s a v e d over $ 1 ,500 In Food Service ost s . The m oney w a s d o n a l e d t o s eve ra l l oc a l food b nks and national r eli e f a gencies . As it ha turned out, the Hu nger F a s t was not a fad . The fifth annual fas t , he d on campus N v. 24 , r a i s e d $ 1 , 028 , b r i n g i n g the five-year total of PLU food con­ t i b u t i o n s c l o s e to the $ 6 , 0 00 mark. T h i s year m o n i e s w e re con­ tributed to Fast for the Hungry, s p n s o r e d by the W a s h i n g t o n t a t e Council of Churc h e s , a n d the local Parklan d District Food Bank. More than 700 students. nearly half of PLU ' s resident population, participa ted in the project.

St dents See Administrators At Work An inside look a t t h e workings of the PLU administration was ex pe r i e n c e d b y a g r o u p o f c a m p us s t u de n t body o ff i c e r s during a recent university " Coup d ' Etat Da y . " Study body offi cers were p a i r ed off with counterparts in the administration. Student body p resident Martha M i l l er , for in­ stance, spent the day with PLU President Dr. William O . Rieke. - Among the offi ces v i s i t e d by othe l" student officers were those of P e r r y H e n d r i c k s , v i c e ­ p r e s i d e n t fo r i .n a n c e � n d operations ; Dr. Phlhp Beal, vlce­ president for student life ; Harvey Ne u f el d d i r e c t o r o f t h e C o l ­ ' l e g i u m ; M a r v S w e n so n , U ni ­ v e rs i t y C e nter d irector ; R e v . Don ald Jerke , universi ty minist­ er ; Dr. D ris Stucke . d irector of t h e S c h o ol of N u r ing ; and C bar le. B r e n n a n , e x e c u t i v e assoc i a te to the president.

Miss M iller' s experience was ypi al . " I was suprised at the v iety of things that came u p , " s h e s a i d . "Dr . Rieke observed, though . that it was a fairly typical day . " During her visit the PLU pres­ i d en t d e a l t personally with the p a r e n t s of t w o s t u d e n t s , a p r o s p e c t i v e t e a c h e r , several

admi nistrators and studen ts and a T a c o m a p h y s i c i a n s e eking R i e ke ' s s u p p o r t f o r a f a m i l y residen y prog a m . He also met with Univers i t y C e n t e r a n d d ev e l o p m e n c o m m ittees a n d both he and Miss Miller spoke a t a Kiwanis luncheo n . " Mo t of the participants, both adm ini st rators and students, fe lt the e xperie nc e was wor t h w h i l e a n nually , " a n d s h o u l d be hel M i s s MIller said.

Students Help Low Income Families With Income Tax Free income tax ass i stanc is available to Pierce County low i n­ come famil ies this spring through the VITA ( Volunteer Income Tax Assista nce ) progra m . The service is being provided t w o days a week i n three locations , accord i n g to p roj e c t a d v i s o r D r . D w i ght Zulauf. Trained tax assistance o l unteers a re o n d ut y at t h e Pierce County Comm unity Action Agency ( Parkland Multi-Purpose Center ) Lakewood Light h o u s e , ' and at the Martin Luther King Ecu menical Center. Thi rty-two t r a i n ed st udent volunteers from Pacific Lutheran U n i v e r s it y a r e p r oviding the VITA manpower, Zulauf, a P L U professor of business administra­ tion explained. "They have each rec � ived 24 hours of instruction fro m t h e I n t e r n a l R e v e n u e Service , " h e said . " I n addition, an IRS volunteer will be on hand at each location to assist with any unusual proble m s , " he added. Many of the student volunteers are members of the PLU chapter of B e t a A l p ha Psi, national a c c o u n t i n g honorary . Che r r y l Carolson o f Tacoma i s the student coordinator. Zulauf explained that the VITA volunteers are trained to assist primarily those families and in­ di viduals whose income was l e ss than $8 ,000 last year. " The new t a x laws p r o v i d e s o m e a d v a n t a g es for t h o s e p e r s o n s wh i c h a r e n o t w i d e l y u n ­ de rstood , " he added . In some cases, he i n d i cated , p e r sons w i th d e p e n d e n t s m a y ualify for a refund even though they h a ve not had taxe withheld. Persons interested i n the ta x a s s i s t a n ce service a e e n c o u r a g e d to c a l l one of t h e agencies rs ted above for further information.

For t be econd time in three years Sweden 's nati<! na l Lucia Bride . visited tbe Tacoma-Seattle area during the pre-Christma s holidays. Birgitta Lindvall of Lulea, Sweden, right, aDd Pacifi c Lutheran . University's 1975 Lucia Bride, Kri stine Rmgo of Se attle, l e t , . hrightened fes tivities at PLU, the Tacoma Elks ChrIStmas Fes t? v­ ai, the Tacoma Lutheran Home and Rainier Sc�ool in Buckley . MISS Lindvall was also a special gue st at s veral hoh da y programs 1. 0 the Seatt le area.

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Arnold Named Mast E ditor John Arnold of Taco m a , a j unior at PLU, has been selected e d i t o r- i n- c h i e f o f t h e M o o r i n g Mas t , t h e PLU s t u d e n t n e w s ­ paper. The announcement was made

Weekend For arents Is Scheduled Parents will have an excellent opportunity to see what college life i s all about during Parent's Weekend , March 1 2-14. Activities get u n d e r w a y F r i ­ day, March 1 2 , w ith a banquet i n t h e University Center, foll ow e d by a Sea S p rites synchronized swim team performance at 8 : 1 5 p . m . T h e S e a S p r i tes will also perform Saturday evening. Alternatives include a Children's Theatre presentation of I rving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Friday night and a spe­ c i a l parent ' s concert, feat u r i n g Mayfest Dancers, Con ert Band and Unive rsity Sy mphony Orchestra, Sat urday night. Residence hall visits conclude Friday's activiti e . On Sa rday a p a r e n t ' s m e e t i n g h o s t e d by Mrs . William Rieke, and campus tours are schedu led . There will be a n open house at the Rieke home f r o m 1 -4 m a s well as aD " A lmos t An y t h i n g o e s " fi el d d a y i I wh i h p a r e n t s c a n p rticipate if they desire ! D . R i e k e will speak at both F r i da y a n d S a t u rd a y ev e n i n g b a n q u e t s ( p l e a s e attend o nl y one ) . O n Su n d a y , w o r s h i p a n d d i n n e r w i l l c o n c l ude the weekend ' s activities. .

John Arnold by the PLU F a c u l y - S t u e n t Publications Com mi ttee . A r n o l d , a 1 9 7 1 g r a d uate of B e l l a r m i n e P r e p in T a c o m a , a s s u med his new duties i n January. He previously served as newswriter and sports editor on the Mast staff.

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Students practice language of the deaf Lynda Lyon

Students Find Class In Sign Language Enriching L y n d a L yon i s a v i b rant, art iculate you n g w o m a n w h o p r e f e r s t h e q u i e t s e r e nity of association with the deaf. Her native language is manual commu n i c a t i o n s , t h e s i g n language of the deaf. Though her own hearing is normal, she grew up in a silent world. Her parents and the i r f r i e n d s a r e a m o n g America' s hearing handicapped. M i s s L y o n ' s u n i q u e background qualifies her as an ideal spokesperson for the " silent m i no r i ty , " a r ole she has accepted now for a number of y e a r s . A m id-year Pac ific Lutheran University gradua t e , s h e p l a n s t o eventually g e t a master's degree and continue her work with and on behalf of the deaf. " I'll never quit working with the deaf, " she asserts. "I have a great desire and need to be with deaf people. I really feel at home with them . " For the past three years Miss Lyon has taught a course in man­ ual communications at PLU. It began as a one-time offering ; the class was filled. Each succeeding time it was offered she had 20-22 enrollments , which she preferred as the maximum . " Each student

should be watched individually," she explained. During the past year she has also offered a second, advanced class. Her students have come from a variety of fields, but most ar� in or planning to enter the serVIng profes s i o n s : n u r s i n g , s p e e c h the r a p y , social w e lfare and religion. It's been hard to tell whether success has been primarily due to t h e s u bj e c t m a tter or the in­ structor . M i s s Lyon i s a n e n t h u s i a s t i c , d y n a m ic young teacher whose ease in teaching belies her 22 years. Having previously taught sig � languages at Montana State Un.I­ versity in Bozeman, Mont. ,. she IS a registered inteq�reter w� t the Comprehensive SkIlls CertIfIcate from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. M i s s L y o n f e e l s t h e public needs to know more about the d e a f . " Y ou s e e t h e m e v e r y­ where " she said, " but th e y ' re kind f a silent m inority. They as sociate pri m a r i l y w i t h o n e another and you don 't hear much about them. " In her classes she teaches not only about the language but about the people and their lifestyles. She always plans a number of field trips so students can meet and get to kn ?w deaf people � nd p r a c tice theIr comm UnIca tlOn skills. On J a n . 30 Miss Lyon com­ pleted her final class at P L U b efore returning home to Montana. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lyon, live at 411 N. T e r r y S t r e e t , in B o z e m a n . Because she was willing to share her u n u s u a l s k i l l s , s e v e r a l h u n d red P L U students have become familia r with an often o v e r l o o k e d s e g m e n t of o u r society.

Management Course To Be Offered The P a c i f i c L u t h e r a n U n i ­ versity Management Course, "an intensive two-week program that trains managers to work smart­ er not harder, " will be held May 24�28 and July 19-23, according to Dr. Gundar K i n g , dean of the P L U S c hool of B us iness Administration. E l e ve n h i g h l y q u a l ified in­ structors, including King, D r . E ldon S chafer and D r . Dwight Z u l a u f of t h e P L U S c ho o l o f B u siness Administration, make up the faculty team. Others in­ c l u d e D r . Morton Cotlar, associate professor in the College of Business Administration, Uni­ versity of Hawaii ; D r . M arti n Bell professor of Marketing at the W ashington University ( S t . L o u i s ) G ra d u a te Sc hool of Business ; Dr. Charles Summer, p rofessor , Grad � ate S c.hool of Business, UnIversIty of W ashington ' and D r . Richard Hansen, professor of � arke � ing, Southern Methodist UnIVersIty. Also D r . A r t h u r C a rl i s l e , p rofes sor of management, Uni­ versity of Massachusetts ; D r . Rodger Collons, dean o f t.h� Col­ lege of Business a � d Ad.mInIstra­ t i o n , D r exel UnIVers Ity ; T . P . Hall CPA professor of account­ ing t Ge rgia State U:niversity ; and Daniel Weston, dIrector of t h e m a n a g e m e n t c e n t e r � nd associate director of executIve education, SMU. The c o u r s e w i l l be b a s e d p r i marily on Peter D rucker ' s best-selling text , Manageme nt :

Tasks , Respons i biliti �s, Practices. " We have learned wIth

r e spect to management skills that we can compress years of ' meaningful experience' into two weeks of organized and sy.stema­ tic learning by convertIng the expe r i e n c e a n d m e t h o d s o f Drucker and other experts int? a systematic program," King saId. The course will be held at the Admiralty I n n , P o r t L u d l ow , W a s h . I n q u i r i e s m a y. b e a ddressed to E x e c u �I v e Development, School of BUSIness Administration, PLU.

Langevil1 At Battelle In Seattle Dr. Thomas H. Langevin, pres­ ident of Capital University in Col­ umbus , Ohio and form e r a c a d e m i c v i c e p r e s i d e n t of Pacific Lutheran University has b e e n a p p o i n t e d as a Visiting Fellow in the Battelle Seminar and S tudy Programs in Seattle until May 1 . Dr. Langevin is serving as a Battelle consultant on education­ al matters and will participate in seminar programs at the Seattle Center. In addition, he will conduct in­ d e pendent research explori n g new avenues for college and uni­ versity cooperation with other in­ stitutions and agencies in provid­ ing broader opportunities for con­ tinuing education. Dr. Langevin recently was re­ appointed to a six-year term as P re sident of Capital University and was granted a sabbatical leave for his service with Battelle in Seattle. He was vice president at PLU f r o m 1 9 6 5 to 1 9 6 9 .


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Holl ' s Study Sheds New Light On Dr. Oppenhei mer By Judy Carlson Jack Holl, a s sistant historian for the U . S . E nergy Research and Development Ad mini stra tion i n W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . , recently un­ covered new facts concerning ac­ t i o n t a k e n toward D r . Robert Oppenheimer, head of America ' s nuclear weapons program during World War I I . Holl ( ' 59 ) i s currently writing a book on the Oppenh e i m e r c a s e while collaborating with Richard G . Hewlett, chi e f h i s t o ri a n , o n v o l u m e three of the official h i s tory o f t h e Ato m i c E n e r g y Commission, the A E C during the Eisenhower Administration. Holl presented his discoveries at a convention of the American Historical Association in Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 28-29. His presentation concerned information as to why Oppenheimer was stripped of. his se curity clearance and pubhcly d i s g r a c e d by the E i s e n h o w e r administration in 1953. The action began, noted Ho ll, when Willia m Borde n , t h e n e x e c u t i v e d i r ector of the Joint Committ ee's staff, prepared a top secret document d e t a i l i n g pro­ gress on the hydrogen progra m . He feared t h e R u s s i a n s w e r e overtaking A merica i n develop­ ing the hydrogen bomb. John Wheeler, who was in charge of theoretical physics in the AEC 's crash program to build H - b o m b s , w a s t o d e l i v e r the document to Washington D . C . On an overnight train r i d e from Philadelphia he carried the e n velope with him to the lavatory, stuffed it behind a pipe w h i l e he w a s h e d , a n d t h e n returned to his b e r t h . W h e n he returned, the envelope w a s still t h e r e but t h e s e c r e t B o r d e n chronology was not. On that same t r a i n wer e d e mon s t rators o n their way to t h e White House to protest the death sentence given Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, con­ victed spie s . E i senhower w a s irate when he learned abut the lost document, and was shocked that Borden had c o n d e n s e d A m e r i c a n thermonuclear s e c r e t s i nto a �ingle document. "It wa s a bitter e nd for William Borden. Nothing could have been more devastating for him, i n his last days working for Congress ,

than to be a c c u s e d o f b e i n g carele s s with A m e rica ' s nuclear security," said Hol l . S e e k i n g a scapegoat, Borden came to believe that Oppenheim­ er, an early protestor against the H-bomb who did later advocate its use, was a Soviet agent and was responsible for retarding the U . S . H-bomb program. He wrote his convictions i n a d r a m a t i c l e t ter to J . E d gar Hoover, and the letter was quick­ ly passed on to · E isenhower. The President immed iate l y s u s p e n d e d Oppenheimer ' s se­ c u r i t y c l e a r a n c e , a n d f u r t h e r m o r e , er ected a " blank wall" between Oppenheimer and t h e s e c r e t s the p h y s i c i s t had helped to develop. O p p e n h e i mer never regained his clearance, but he was freed from blame in 1963 when Pres­ ident Johnson awarded him the E n r i c o F e r m i M e d a l for con­ tributions to the n u c l e a r progra m . In uncovering t h i s information, Holl had access to all of the AEC ' s classified record s .

PLU Alumni A Youthful Organization By J i m Peterson I t t o o k t h e fi r s t q u a r t e r c en t u r y of Pacific L u t h e ra n ' s existence to graduate a s m a n y s t u d e n t s a s were graduated at last May' s Com mencement exercis e s , a recent alumni study has revealed. G r a d u a t i n g c l a s s e s d u r in g those years never exceeded 25, according to alumni dir ector Ron Coltom. Growth continued very slowly during the second q u a r t e r c e n t u r y . I t w a s 1 9 38 before graduating classes exceeded SO, and 1949 before classes numbered 100, he indicated. Graduating classes grew more rapidly during the '50 ' s and early '60 ' s , reaching the 300 level only 10 years ago. By 1969, only four years later, the classes numbered more than 500. During the past four years a plateau of sorts has been reached above the 600 level. It ' s very easy to see from these f i g u r e s t h a t the PL U A l u m n i A s s o c iation is an e x t r e m e l y . young group. At least half of the total membership of 10 ,00 0 h a s graduated i n the past 1 0 years. Most o f that n u m b er are st i l l under 30 years o f age. As thrilling as these figures are in term s of the growth of PLU, they raise a trou bling question for Coltom and the Alumni Associa-

tion board as well as the universi­ ty. How can PLU and the Alumni As sociation r e a c h t h e s e v a s t n u m b e rs o f new a l u m s ? W i t h respect t o a l u m n i activities they have become an extremely Silent Majority. T h e i r r e p r e s e n tation on t h e Alumni Board i s less than 10 per c e n t , and their participation in university and alumn i events has n o t been r e a d i ly noticeable. I t s e ems as though there i s a sub­ conscious , even conscious feeling that one is not really "an Alum" until one nears middle age and perhaps nostalgia b e g i n s to become a factor. Wayne Saverud '67 of Kalispell , M o n t . , i s a n e x c e p ti o n t o t h e general rule. Last year he served a s p r e s i d e n t o f t h e A lumni A s s o c i a t i o n . T h i s year he i s active as an annual fund drive chairman. His comments about participa­ tion are blunt. " PL U goes to great lengths to get alumni involved in jts activities and programs ," he said. " B ut we have a responsibili­ ty too. Alumni are expected to support the university by helping to attract students and by giving dollars. Without that, there isn ' t any j ustification for an Alumni A s sociation. " As the strength and prestige of the university grows, the value of a PLU degree also grows. Rather than ending at graduation, a rela­ tionship with one's alma mater should be a life long thing, he in­ dicated. T e n y e a rs ago the a l u m ni mounted an extremely succe ssful l ibrary fund d r i v e . During the peak year of that drive there was 29 p e r c e n t p a r t i c i p a t ion a n d $85,000 raised. I n succeeding years both giv­ i n g and parti c i pation l e v e l s d r opped d r a m atically until the New Directions program began l a s t y e a r . D u r i n g the past 1 2 months giving h a s again reached the $85,000 leve l , but it has been received from less than eight per cent of the membership. New Directions pledge figures are indeed dramatic, with nearly $350,000 pledged toward a goal of $500,000 through 197 7 . Participa­ tion base, however, is very s mall, numbering some 725 donors. Graduates from the years 1953 through 1957 are leading the way with 18 per cent participation and gifts averaging $500. 1955 grads boast a 20 per cent participation and an average of $1 ,000 per gift. The 1963 class i s also recording 18 per cent participation and a ' gift average of $419. From that point on there i s a rapid decre a s e . G r a d u a t i n g classes of the ' 70 ' s are participat­ ing at levels of one and two per cent . "We're thrilled with the com­ mitment many of our donors have s h o w n , but w e ' r e c o n c e r n e d

about the dwindling base," Col­ to m said. " A mong recent grads parti c u l a r ly, we ' re n o t unduly concerned about g i v i n g l e v e l s . But we ' d like them to participate and feel like an active member of the A s sociation. " For the first t i m e s i nce t h e library drive, specific programs are b e i n g offe r e d u n d e r N e w Di rections . Alumni Merit Scholarships and Alumni Family S ch o l a r s hips are already being distributed to deserving students. T h e r e are a l s o provisions for li brary ac q u i s i t i o n s , v i s i t i n g l e c t u r e s h i p s , e n d o w m e nts and specialty funds. I f you need additional informa­ tion about getting involved in the A l u m n i A s s o c i ation o r New Directions, contact Ron Coltom at the Alumni House, PLU.

Historian Tom Reeve s ' Books E arn Kudos With four books u n d e r h i s belt, historian Dr. Tom Reeves ('58) i s working on another - t h i s time a scholarly biography of Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy. H i s m o s t r e c e n t publ i c a t i o n w a s a b i o g ra p h y , G e n t l e m a n. Boss, on a little known President of the U n i t e d S t a t e s , C h e s t e r Arthur. The book has been well received in historical circles. According to Choice magazine, " Reeves' biography is now t h e d e finitive s t u d y a n d should be

Tom Reeves consulted by readers o n all levels - from the � raduate student to the general reade r . I t fu l l y examines Arthur's career within the framework of history, taking full advantage of recent scholar­ ship and current interpretations of the Gilded Age . " Reeves i s currently a professor at t h e University of Wisconsin. His three other published books a r e Freedom and The Founda­

tion : The Fund for the Republic in t h e E r a of M c C a r t h y i s m , Foundations Under Fire, a n d McCarthyis m H e has published numerous articles and has a c ­ quired many ho n or s including PLU's 1973 Al u m nus of the Year. Reeves was an instructor at PLU .

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The ' s Of AlumnI Are Upon You By Ron Collom Alumni Director

Maybe t h e fact that he is an a l u m n u s o f PLU prompts his acti o n s , but D Rieke looks at the A lumni A S Q(.; l a tio n as a vital cog in the Univers i t y ' s sus te n a n c e and ultimately i t s urvi v a l . I do not me a n t o i m ply thaI PLU is not go i n g to s Ul-vj ve . Q U i te the contrary . In a day when the t u de n t ma rket i s be g i nning t o drop off, fu nds are drying u p , and m a n y colleges are closing their doors eac h y e a r P ac i fi c Lutberan ha s continued to s h ow a moderale growth rate, b u ild new facilities , i n c rease its acade m i c reputation , a n d o n e m i g h t s a y • thing s ha ve never been bette r. " However i n runm ng a uni versity today there is a very fine tine or d ifference between c ess and failure . F ortun a tely we ha ve had the suppo rt of u alu m ni or ' t is q u i t e u nl i k e l y w e w o u l d h a y urvived the p as t 8S years . T is s up po rt Will become even more i m portan t i n o u r i m m e d i a t e

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As is so vividly made appar e nt in another a rticle in this publi ca­ tion, the number of PLU g r ad uates is grow i n g i n ex potential proportion s . Because of this recent rapid growth and th e f ct that we will have 12,500 gradu ates by 1980, an increase of 25% ave what we presently ha ve, we plan to devote more time i n working with alumni progra m s and activities both o n campus and off campu s . T o decid e where best t o spend that time, one has to understand the five stages of development of an a l u m n u s . T h e f i r s t s t a g e occurs before the individual even leaves PLU. Since technically an alum i s one who has attended the Unive r s i t y t w o s e m e s t e r s o r more, development should begin with the e ntering stude nt. I call t h i s the I N C U B A T I ON period because these alums are i n the very formative stages of becom­ ing a l u m s . They are l e a r n i n g what it i s all about but not really

ready to e n ter in and part i c l p a l e . The s e c o n d s t a t e i s the I D L E s tage. Thi� t a kes place u s u a I J . w h i l e the ' a re in sch 01 and for H fe w years afte r· leaving s c h o o l . N a i ona l st a t i stic: . how t h at on th a v e age i t tLl kes s i.' to cven r c a l"� a fter g ra d u n l i o n fv r a n a l u m t o re, l i zc he is one ( ur g a l 1 . L n s h I t n t l l i PCllOd a n d to move , s rapi jly a. pas. i hl e i n {) he next s ta ge which is I NT -. ,H E ST. I n t Tl'S d v I. p ns II ' A lu m n i A. S l c i a ti on '1 1 U tn U n i r c rs l [Y k ' c p t h al u m In for·rued as to what i ha pp e n i n g b t h i n t h c ASSI)t'iatlon and on 1 t' cam pus . This is acco m p lished b: d istrihu tion of SCENE and other pu blicatIOns and correspondence a nd h t I ki n g wit h md i v idual o l ld groups both 011 and off Ule campus. T h e next s t a g e 1 where 1 s ee U 5 to be s p e n di ng t h e majo rity of our t i m e in the i m m e d i a te fu ture . T h i s i s t h e l N VO L V E M E N T sta ge . After i n t erest i s s t i m ula ted involvement comes. The attend · jng of a l u m n i ae i v i t i e s i n one 's a re a a n d on c a m p u s w h e n p o . s i b l e a D d e \t e n h e l p i ng to organize hese even t s IS an ex a m ­ ple , or becom ing i n v ol ved i n the A sOC l a tlon by , e r v i n g on t h e Al um n i B a rd o r 10ea J l y i n the leade . h i p a t P L U . A l u m n i Cl ubs or Ch a pters . Milch help i s n e e ded h e r e in t h e a r e a s o f p r o s p e c t i ve student a d v i s i n g , reco rd kee p i n g , a r ra n gi n g fo r mee t i ngs , pu blicity , and alumni support The fi nal stage, INCO M E , j us t naturally falls into place. After alu m s have become i n volved the y

Knight Pride B y l eroy pit1.el· Presiden t , Al umni Associat ion In medieval da y s the pride and

c ou rag e of eal:h kn igh t was an es. enti al element fol' hi m to lay hl� dragons. L i kewise th e great pride I sense from gra 's-roots up to President B i l l Rieke will be a

want La s u pp o r t their alma mater both by � e n d i n g t he i r s holan; ( s t ud e n ts ) and thei r dollar ( i n­ c o m e ) . W e a dm i t ted l y eXist to support ou r U n i versiLy , for w it h­ out this purpose we would h£l ve no rea on for bei ng . Our goa l then as a n Alum n i AssociatIon IS to sp e ed u p t h i s g ro w t h p t t e r n . T o n u r t u r e ca r e f u l l y d u r m g IN­ C U BATION , to wai t pat i e n t l y through th e I D L E peri o d , to in­ form wisely i n the I N T E R E ST s t a g e , a n d t o a s s ' 5 t i n I N­ V O L V E M E NT , with I N C O M E and support b ei ng the fruit of the matu ration proce s s .

1975-76 Alumni Board R epresentat ives to the

Univ Board of Regents Lawrence Hauge 'SO ( 1 978) ESD #- 167-Court House Wenatche , WA 9880 1 Theodore C . Carlstrom '55 ( 1 977 ) 459 Channing Palo Alto, CA 94303 Carl T. Fynboe ' 49 ( 1976) 6505 Alfaretta SW Taco m a , WA 98499 Members·At-Large ( l -Yr. App . )

Willie Stewart '69 1 0 14 Paradise Lane Tacoma, WA 98466 D r . James H. Kauth '53 clo USPHS Hospital 15th & Lake Streets S a n Francisco, C A 941 18 TERM EXPIRES MA Y 1976

.Jon B ison '62 1 5 28 Calle Uondanad a housan d Oaks, CA 91360

Joanne Poencet Berton 'S6 2001 E r .andover Drive Vancouver, \VA 98664

Wayne S verud '67 315 FirSI Ave. East Kalispel l , MT 59901

Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3358 Saddle Drive Hayward, C A 9454 1

TERM EXPIRES MAY 1977

TERM EXPIRES MAY 1979

Dr. Marvin D. Fredrickson '64 2768 S W Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201

Donald D. Gross '65 10515 SE 174th #5271 R e nton, WA 98055

Belly Riggers Keith '53

1 7022 35th N . E . Seattle, W A 98155

Dor thy Meyer Schnaible '49 1 1 1 1 East First Moscow, ID 83843 LeRoy E. Spitzer '52 Route 5, Box 260 Bremerton, WA 98310 TERM EXPIRES MAY 1978

Marvin O. Bolland '58 P . O . Box 6734 Woodburn, OR 97071

Chap. Luther T. Gabrielsen 'SO Hq. 92nd CSGIHC Fairchild A F B , WA 9901 1

G. J a m e s Capelli '58 8 1 1 6 88th Court SW Tacoma, W A 98498

Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 10th Ave. E a s t Tacoma, WA 98445

Dr. John Jacobson '60 440 South M iller Wenatchee, WA 9B801 M r s . Luella Johnson '51 7 Thornewood Drive Tacom a , WA 98498 John McLaughlin '71 32631 39th Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98002 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Ronald C. Coltom '61 A l u m ni D i rector Pacifi Lutheran U n i v . Tacoma, WA 98447 EX·OFFICIO STUDENT REPRESE NTATIVE

Martha Miller, President ASPLU

Alumnitems Set as ide the da te s of March 2 M j n n e a p o l i s ; M a r ch W i l l amette Vallcy � March 27 B e l l i n g h a m ; April 2 - Tri·Cities ; April 17 - H o nol ul u , for a PLU AJ umni g a ther ing ). ::.

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Diego, and G or d o n a n d Nanc y Strom of San F rancisco Bay a rea , for helping to organize A l u m n i d inrters in their areas.

A. S. P. L. U P re s i d e n t nd m e m b e r of th A l u m i Bo rd , Martha Mi ller , was one f four st ude nts in t h e Nat ion sele ted for a He nderso n fellow hip. She will be going to V i rg i n ia to stu d y in Ma rc h and April *

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1930 J H N C. G O PL E R U D has retired a s executive director o f the North Idaho Dis­ trict Medical Service Bur a u , H e w a s executive d i rector for 23 'h years and will be r tained a s a cons ultant for the next 1 '12 years.

1942 MARV H A R S H M A N , who coa c hed the U n i ted Stales to a ba sketb 11 gold medal in t h ' Pan A meri ca n Ga e. and whose fifth- ran ked Huski s were 1 1 -0 this win­ ter, w s voted sports Man of the Year at t h e Pos t· Int l Ug neer :lOnual awards ha nquet in the Iym pic Hotel in S ea ttle, Wash . on Tuesday, ,Jan uary 6 , 197 . The au d ience g ve him a standing ovation ilnd Govern !>I' D a n Evans was the firs t to congra

late hi m .

1949 R E V. L UTH E R n . W A T N E S S wa s promoted to the rank of L t . Col. as of July 1975. Ae s rves as a chaplai n in the Army Reserve and i PI' ently s"rving Fai t h L u t e ra ll C h u r c h i n O k i n a w a C i t y , , I a pan . H i wife ( l sobel H a rst ad '46) is with him in ,Japan.

1956 D . JAMES R. CLIF ON ( f W a s h i n g tu T I , D C , receive the Silver Po.ledal Award from the U n i t e d S t at e s a r t m e n t of C om m erc e , N a t io n a l Bureau of St anda rd ' , la st October. The S i lver Medal Award is the second highest mpJoyee honor and i s conferred for " service (I f u n u s u a l v a l u e t o the

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Department . . . Mr. and Mrs . Did Brow n ( M, r y Ali c e rexel '5(, ) had an alumni party nt the i l'

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alif. on Dec. 2 1 , 1 975 .

D . and !'Vi r s . TERRAN E B R O WN ( C o rd e l i a H a u t a l a ' 5 9 ) a re l iv i n g i n Oroville, C lif. , \ here Terry is now vice presid en t of B u t te C lIeg and is Dean of

tud n t Pe l'son ne l S e r v i e , ord e l i a re g o n I n s t i t u t e of r a d u t e d fro m Technology a s an R . N . i n June 1 975 R E V . J . T H O M AS H O U S H O L D E R , J R . , p a s t o r of Re d e e m e r L u t h e r a n C h u rc h , G reat Falls , Mont . , has been named director of witness ( evangel is m ) within the ALC's Division for Life and I isslOn in the Congregation ( D L M C ) , effective Nov. 15, 1975. ROBERT L U N D G RE N of Portl a n d , re . , was recently elected to a four-year term on the Reynolds School Board. He also serves on the boa rd of M t . Hood Com­ munity College Foundation.

1957 DR. GALE T H O M P S O N ( w ife , Catherine Johansen '57) is on sabbatical from Virginia M a s o n Hospital i n Seattle, W a sh " to the University of California Medical School in San Francisco, Calif. D r. Thompson is a visiting professor in the d e p a r t m e n t of a n e s t h e s i a d o i n g s peci alty work in teaching regional anesthesia. They p l a n to return t o Seattle i n M ay 1 976. They have two children, Heidi, 14, and Joe, 1 1 .

1960 RONALD N. A L E X A N D E R , is t h e e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r of t h e R e d l a n d s ­ Yucaipa Guidance Clinic, a co m m unity m e n t a l h e a l t h c e n t e r l o c a ted in

Redlands, Calif. H e supervises a staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social work­ ers , marri a g e , c h i l d a n d f m i l y c o u n s e l o r s and �ommunity counselors wh s e p r o g r a m s o f f e r s e r v i c e s t o c h tldren and youth , individuals and fa milie s . d r u g addicts, sen i o r c i t ' l.e n s a n d d o e s ed u c a t i o n a l c o n s u l t tion to various public and private a eocies. A N N E ( Peterk i n ) H AN S O N has reti r d from her position a s third-g/'ade teacher to !'Itay home with her children Timoth y. 4 1f2 and Amy 3. She liv s in L e a v e n wo r h w i t h her h u s h ' nd <ln d childrt!n.

1961 P U L AASEN, d irector of fin neial ajd, has been nam d actlllg d irector of student a ffai rs a t W a r t h u rg C o l J e g ' , Waverly, Iowa. J N F O D S T A D x ' 6 1 , a l a wy r , i s teaching in the police acad m y in Oslo, Norway. WA R R E N and D IA 'E ( Rosdahl '6 1 ) W LL Ll S are residing i n Guam w i t h their two sons, So by and M ike. Wa rren has be e n a P POIn t e d I n le r n a t i o n a l R e p ­ r e s e n t a t i v e fil l' C m p u s C r u s a d e or Christ in Micronesia. His main work will b e at the UniversilY of Guam. Before moving to Gillim he was in trainin g in B a g u i o , P h i lippi ne::" and has direc red p roj e c t s in t h e F i j i f s l a n d s , F re n c h P lynesia and Hawa ii .

1962 R E V . O RV 1 LLE J COB ' 0 , pastor of the G a lilean Chapel in Ocean Shores, Was h . , was named man -of-the-y e a r at cean Shores' fifth birthday party. CON STA NC E N E G G E N x ' 6 2 i s attending os Angele Valley ol lege in Van N uys,

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DAN R E E D , with his wife, Leona, and their aughter, Dima has t ken over the m a n a ge m e n t of t h e C o a c h m a n I n n Re, taur<:nt III Cashmere, Wash. Before taking over the restaurant he had taught in Y el m a nd TacaIrul I g h schools and fr m there went to Nigeria wlwre he was sele ted to t ach math at an Am ricsn s hool in Lagos , Nigeria. He taught in Tacoma in 1974-75 while he looked for a business to buy. The restaurant bu siness was a natural since he had managed a drive-in w hile he a t tended PLU. G R E T H E ROM i s t e a c h i n g in a n elementary school near Hamar, No rway. S h e w a s i nj u r ed i n an a u t o m o b i l e a c c i d e n t i n O c t o b e r , b u t expeLled to return to her teaching in January.

1963 DAN ALNE o f Pasadena, Calif. , was c h o s e n S a l e s m a n of the Year by the Pasadena Board of Realtors. Sales man of the Year is based on the employe's contributions to his employer and on his ethical practices within the real estate business, as well as activities outside the business. He has been in the real estate business since 1964 and by 1971 he had become one of Pasadena's top authorities on residential housing. D R . G E O R G E V I G E LAND is a n ophthamologist i n Vancouver, Wash. His wife, Karen Korsmo '67, is a senior at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, Ore.

1965 H A N� A L B E RTSSON x'6S, w h o hves i n U p s s a l a , S w e d e n , i ' c a c h i ng the Non egian b sketbaU team which will be entered in Olympic Games com petit IOn t h ' s y e r. He c o m m utes once a weel to 0 ' 10 fOT turnou t s . DO S E A V Y has been t ea c h i n g m a r i ne <; c i e n e a t O l y m p i c ollege, B r e �rton V s h , s i n c e 1 97 1 , a n d i . regon working o n h i s d o -torate from S ta te Universil _ I I res ides in Poulsbo, Wash . , with h i ' wi fe ( Mary E k " trand '64 )

and th ir t\ 0 son s . A LICE ( R odnit ) THWING of O l y m p i a , Wash . received a m a st ers d � g r ee i n H e a l t h Adminis tration from the U niversi ty of Washington Schuol of Public Health and Com m rn ity I I dicine in the s u m m e r of 1975. Sh" is presently work i n g at t . Petcr Huspital s direc t or of planning.

1966 E A R L ECKLUND spent 1 973-74 as a post-doctorate f !low in the Department of Co mp ut r Science at the Ulli ersity of Manitoba . He is presently a t I I linois Sl at� Unive sHy as an assi. tant professOl' of comp ter 'eience. ROY E L M S , executi ve direct or of the Alaska State Council on the Art , has been appointed to the dance ad v i s o r y panel u f the Na tion' I E ndowment for t he I rt� He met with th m for the first ti m last October in S a l t Lake City at thejr q u o rterly eeting devot d to developm n proble m!'. associated with touring progra ms. H has been e. ecutlve director o f the Alaska Stale Cou ncil for tw years. Prior t o August, 1973, he man­ a g ed t o u ring programs for the state's Program Service a n d was xecul i v e d irector of t he .' las a F'esti val of Mu.<; ic.

1967 I AF CUS .J . B LE G f'. N left Spok n e County ' s planning commission i n July,

cept a rna power planning job with the state of W sh ington in OlympIa. F R E D C. BOHM, a f t e r w o r k i n g i n Seattle for a grocery s ore for a year, has r e t u r n e d to g r a d u a t e s c h o o l a t 1975, to a

Washington State Univer9ity, Pullman, Wash . , to complete work on his Ph . D . i n history. C A P T . TOM L O R E N T Z S E N w a s t r a n s fe r red r e c e n t l y from Lendstuhl, Germany to For t Jackson in Col u m b i a , S.c. R E V . F . PH I L I P S T R A I N w a s o (' d a i n e d i n t o t h e m i n i s t r y o f t h e America n Lutheran C h urch i n F i r s t L u t h e r a n Church o f West Seattle i n a service on December 28, 1975. He has accepted a call to serve a yoked parish in H e r r e i d , S . D . , co n s i s t i n g o f P e a c e Lutheran Church a n d United Methodist Church,

1968 DO UGLAS AHRENS i s a lieutenant i n t h e U . S . N a v y , serving as a naval flight officer a n d flight i n s t r u c t o r a n d classroom instructor on the A6 " Intrud­ e r " a i r c r a ft t ra i n i n g s q u a d r o n a t Virginia Beach, Va . He was married i n 1 9-7 1 a n d intends t o enter l a w school in the fall of 1976, after leaving active military service. REV. J E R RY CRAWFORD is the new associate pastor of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Garden Grove, Calif. He will be

i n ch arge of d e v e l o p i n g a y ou t h m i n istries progr a t St Olaf along with coordinating plans for Christian educa­ tion. He i s ma/Tied and they have two children. L A U R E L ( Richard s ) G E RALD and h us band , Dr. Robert G erald , are living in New Orleans, L a . Laurel i' a v i rologist at Charity Hos pit a l and her husband is an ophthalmology resident W ith Louisiana State University a t C h a r i t y H o s p i t a l . They l ive i n Metair ie, L a . J U DY ( Read ) J E F F R Y o f Anchorage, Alaska, was recently named " O utstanding Secondary Teacher , 1975 ," national recognition. She was a funnel' math and guitar teache,' in the j unior high school, ut has s i n ...e retired rom teac hing. D . R I C HAR D K N U D , ON is in the second year of his pediat ri c neonathology fellowship at Tripier Army Medical Cen­ ter in Ho nolulu, Hawai i. lI is wife, ( K <lt h y Tek. e '69 ) tak !; care f daugh te r, Anna Ser ina , age 2 1f2 . .J O H N a n d S H I R L E Y ( C r a ft ' 69 ) A K L E Y have ret urned t o Seattle after one year of stra i g h t surgery internship in Ciuci nna tl and two years of research a l t h e N a r i n I I n t i t Ie of I a l l h i n B e t h sd a , M d J o h n i s c u r r e n t l y a r eS i d e nt in ntm rosu rgery at the U niversi­ t y of Washington. They have two son � .

1969 G A R Y V. DOW I N G I S branch man · ag r of the ne wl y op n d 0 fice (jf the Benj a m i n Fr' nk in FedeTal avings and Loan A sso iation / 0 LaGrande, Ore. lie h a s h en w i t h B e n j a m i n F r n k l i n Savings and LO<Jn 1 0 Portland, Ore. since 1973 . He i s marned and he and his wi le , Pa t ri cia , will l i ve in L a G rande TE RY E LUM bEN of T ac o m a , W ash. has becom e a partner i n the law f i r m now k nuwn as " terbi o k , L u m s d n ,

antI Sterhkk , COlln :;e!ors at Law , " and has completed tw y ars i n the practlce of I w . MAR I O A. (Whitley) MC D O UG AL < nd h u s b a n d , P a t rick , wi t h t hei r two children have m o ved fro m S p o ka n e , W sh . t o Lake 0 wego, Ore . , wher he i s a civil enginee with Stevens, Thom pson and Runyan, I nc . , a consulting engineer­ ing firm. Marion as a <;ubstitute teacher prior to the bir h of their daughter in July, 1975. T I M S MITH h s served as assistant

professor of zoology a t the University of Hawaii since August, 1975. He obtained his Ph . D . in 1973 from the University of Washington in biomathematics. H e and his wife Margeri ( Sorenson '69 ) have a daughter, Rachel. He will be teaching fisheries biology in Honolulu and doing research on whole population biology. LT. JEFF R E Y W . T O M P K I N S ( Lynette Larsen '70) is finishing u p two and one-half years sea duty as supply o ff i c e r i s be i n g t r a n s fe r r e d to naval air facility at S u g i , Japan, a s fleet air w e s t e r n Pac i fic/repa i r a c t i v i t y s u p ­ ply/logistics officer.

1970 J E AN ( M auritsen ) FRANTZ is teach­ i n g E n g l ish t o i m m igrant Vietnamese and Ca mbodian children i n t h e Beaverton, Ore., sche,ol distric t .

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J . DOUGLAS LAMBRECHT and wife, K aren, are l i v i n g in Portland , O re. , where he is a family practice resident a t the University o f Or gon. H e gradua ted in 1974 with an M . D . from Stritch School ()f Medicine, Loyola University ; Rotating Interns h i p , B o r g e s s Ho s p i t a l , Kala mazoo, Mich. His wife is a junior at Portland S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y i n s p e e c h pathology. WILLIAM T . NUNLEY x'70 received his B . A . from Florida Technological Uni­ versity in December, 1975, and has been working for Minnesota Mutual Life In­ surance Company a s a full-time agent for one year and plans to continue in this capacity in the future.

1971 CAROL C . ( Crosier) RODI works for Florida State. JANICE JACOBSON is a school nurse in the Hillsboro, Ore . , School District and goes to six elementary schools in that district. STEPHEN MANG ELSEN is out of the service and his plans are to pursue a graduate program in business. He has s e e n LARRY L Y C K S E LL ' 7 1 , who is doing graduate work in business on Long Island, NY. CAROL SHE R I D A N t r a i n e d i n B e r g a m o , I t a l y , for Montessori Elementary Directress and has worked i n F l o r i d a a s an upper e l e m e n t a r y directress for t w o years. S h e i s now at Edward's Montessori School in Orange, Calif. She hopes to return to do research at the Montessori Institute in Bergamo, Italy, ne xt y e a r a nd h a ve a c l a ss of American children there.

1972 DIKKA (Schnackenberg) BERVEN is doing graduate study in French a t the University of Maryland. J I M B J E L D E h a s been l i v i n g in Puerto Rico for the past one and one-half y e a r s . He is e m p l o y ed by E a s tern Airlines as an in-flight steward on domes­ tic and Carribean routes. JOHN BURCH assumed his duties as the new director of youth and music at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Longview, Wa sh . , in October 1975. John is married and both he and his wife, Barbara, are a rdent athletes and outdoor people, with special emphasis on skiing, both water and snow. PATRICIA A . ( Moore ) FLANNERY m a rr i ed D a n n y C h a rles F l a n nery of Galt, Calif . , in an autumn folk ceremony at S t . John of t h e Woods Church, on October 4, 1975. They lived in Tacoma u n t i l recently when Danny was trans­ ferred to Schweinfurt, Germany, for a 39-month tour of duty. He is a sergeant in the U . S . Army. Patty is currently work­ ing on her master's degree in sociology and psychology at PLU and p l a n s t o g r a d u a t e i n M a y a n d will j o i n h e r husband i n Germany i n June 1976. RICK and GAIL ( Botz '72 ) GARLAND are beginning their second year as Peace C o r p s v o l u n t e e r s to the D o m i n i c a n Republic. Rich works with cooperatives h e l p i ng t hem w i t h a c c o u n t i n g . G a i l works in a m a t e r n i t y h o s p i t a l , w i t h women ' s clubs and teaches English. DENISE HOLT is living in V a l dez , Alaska, and is working for Alaska Feder­ al Savings and Loan as loa n processor/closer and teller.

BOB a nd D I A N E ( B e n g s t o n ' 7 2 ) VERNON are living in Funtana, Calif. Diane, up until the birth of their son in S e p t e m b e r , had been t e a c h i ng a t Palmetto Elementary School i n Fontana. She recently completed her fifth year in education a t the University of 'aliforOla, R i v e r s i d e , a nd h a s been granted her lifetime teaching crede n t i a l . In J u n e , 1975, Bob completed a two-year degree program in Medical Technology ( ASCP) a t Loma Linda University Medical Cen­ ter, Loma Linda, Calif. He is currently employed in the lab of San Bernardino C o m m u n i t y Hos p i t a l . T h e y a re both active in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Font a n a . D i a ne is Sunday S c h o o l s u pe ri n t endent a nd Bob i s a s s i s t a n t church treasurer a n d a member o f the church council. JOAN M . (Weeks ) WHITE i s temporarily living in Anchorage, Alaska with hel' parents. They are planning a trip south to Seattle, Californi a , Mexico and South America. BETSY ANN BRIDWELL ( Mae '73) is director of the Faculty Center at the Uni­ versity of Washington. L Y N N PAULSON o f Des M o i n e s , Wash . , i s working a t Seattle University and is continu i n g her e d u c a t i o n w i t h night courses a t various schools. DON and K A T H Y ( R i c h a r d ' 7 3 ) SHANDROW are living in Normal, Il l . , where Don i s c o m p l e t i n g h i s M . S . i n theatre a t Illinois State University a n d i s house manager for University t h e a t r e and part-time acting teacher at Illinois Wesleyan University. Kathy taught high school a t Bloomington, Ill. for two years, speech and E n g l i s h . She r e t u rned to Illinois State for work on a masters in speech communications. SAMUEL TORVEND, a second-year theology student at Luther Seminary in S t . P a u l , M i n n , will be studying with seminarians from St. John's Abbey, Col­ legeville, Minn. He will be at the Terra Sancta Youth residence in Jerus a l e m , Israel, and touring throughout the E a st­ ern Mediterranean from J a n u a r y through May 1976.

1974 CURTIS W. BEEMAN went to Ghana to teach high school science, but he is finding that cross-cultural exchange may be even more valua ble to his students and to himself. He arrived in Ghana in June 1974 for his two-year assignment. K A Y L Y N BOCKEMUEHL of Mountain View, Calif. is working as a r e g i s tered nurse in the intensive care unit at Stanford U n i v e r s i t y Hosp i t a l , Palo Alto, Calif. KATHY ( H u a n g ) C H E N a n d h e r husband are parents of a baby boy. She plans to t3ke her citizenship exam in the near future. BRIAN BERG is a t the A m e s R e s e a r c h La b where he i s presently working for a computer company. MARK S . and KATHRYN (Adams '74 ) JOHNSON are in Goleta, Calif. where they are both in graduate school in sociol­ ogy at the University of Ca lifornia, Santa B a rba r a . M a r k i s s t u d y i n g po l i t i c a l sociology and u r b a n s t u d i e s . K a t h y ' s emphasis i s i n the sociology o f mental illness. T A M M Y S K U B I N N A h a � rece ntly accepted a position a s extension aide for u r b a n 4 - H -low i n c o m e c h i l dren a n d adults i n Salishan. S h e directs arts and crafts, recreation programs a t East Side Neighborhood Center in Tacoma, Wash. A project in the future will be to train adults to t a ke over progra ms.

1975 JUDITH COLE is physical education teacher at the Olympic Middle School in Chehalis, Wash. HENRY GUITERREZ of Toppenish, Wash . , is a migrant resource room teach­ er for grades seven, eight,nine, and not a counselor as reported in the las issue of S C E N E . He t e a c h e s l'e a d i n g , m a t h , English, Spanish, and tutor i n other sub­ ject a reas. CONNIE JOHNSON moved to Port­ l a n d , O re . , in September, 1975 and is working a s a regist€.red n u r s e on t h e cancer unit a t Providence Medical Cen­ ter in Portland. TOM KRATZKE is working for Crown Zellerbach in Portland, Ore. and is plan­ n i ng on taking advantage of the com­ p a n y ' s p r o g r a m to d e f r a y t u i t i o n e x p e n s e s for gradua te work in mathematics and computer science. N ORRIS PETERSON is doing graduate work in economics a t the Uni­ versity of Minnesota. GLENN L. RYDER II is working in Tacoma and is attending the University of Washington for the winter quarter. He is working for his bachelor's degree in landscape architecture. GARY SIEVERT is a church business administrator in Box Elder, Mont. He w i l l work w i t h Rocky Boy I n d i a n Reservation there for the next two and one-half years. JODY E . SUTTON g r a d u a t ed a t Sheppard AFB , Tex . , from the U . S . Air Force health services admi n i s t r a t i o n . She is being ass igned t o Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. SUSAN VAN BIBER is a staff nurse at the University of Oregon Medical School Hospital in Portland, Ore. LARRY WALSH is band director of Chinook, Mont. high school. MARK WILES is stationed in Nepal w i t h t h e P e a ce Corps. He is teaching physics, science, and math on the sec­ ondary level, in Nepali. He left the USA in S e p t e m b e r , 1 9 7 5 , a n d will ret u l' n i n September, 1977. ELISABETH NAESS x'76 is attending t e a c h e r t r a i n i n g college in Elverum, Norway.

Marriages M I C H A E L F R A N C I S HEROLD '75 and Nancy Lee D i m e n t , a student a t PLU, · were married in early fall 1975 in Medord, Ore. They will live in Tacoma ' where Mike is a la boratory technician for the U . S . O i l a n d Refi n i n g C o m p a n y . Nancy is a student at PLU KATHLE EN A. J O H N S E N '72 a n d DAVID E . HANSEN ' 7 2 were married July 1 9 , 1975. He is a second-year student in the University of Washington Dental School. S U E C H A M N E S S ' 74 a nd N O R M CARLSON '71 were married Aug. 1 , 1975, and are now living in Alexandria , V a . , where Norm is involved i n a dental in­ ternship. REIDUN B RANDAL ' 73 and B I L L Z A N D E R ' 7 1 were married in August 1975 and are living in H i ll s b o r o , O r e . R e i d u m is w o r k i n g a t Nordstroms in Portland and Bill is an estimator/sales engineer for Rader Pneumatics in Port­ land. He is also working on his CPA at Portland State Universit y . C LA R I S sA M E T Z L E R ' 75 a n d D O U G L A S C R O S S ' 7 5 were m a rried Sept. 27, 1975, in the bride's home. They a re now living in Auburn, Wash . , on the Green River Blueberry Farm, Clarissa is working a t a n insurance office in South Seattle and Doug is farming.

DONAE MATZ ' 74 and Richard Bills were married in C o n c o rd i a L u t h e r a n Church, Forsyth, Mon t . , o n O c t . 2 4 , 1975. They are living in Fors y t h , Donae i s teaching in the junior high school and Richard is an engineer. P A M E L A D I O N N E BLAIR '75 and PETE R ERIC OLSON '75 were married Oct. 25, 1975. L I NDA A R L E N E P O O L Y ' 74 a n d Peter F . Niemiec were married Nov. 16, 1975, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bellingham, Wash. Following a wedding trip to Denver, Colo . , the couple is mak­ ing their home in Tacoma. He is in the Navy. J A N E T R U U D ' 70 a n d S t e p h e n Hurlbut were married Nov. 28, 1975, in P e n i n s u l a L u t h e r a n Church in G i g Harbor. Janet is teaching German and math a t Stewart Junior High School in Tacoma, Wash. Steve is a supervisor and truck driver for Griffin-Galbraith Fuel Company in Tacoma. G A Y K RA M E R '75 and TH O M A S DODD '74 were married o n Dec. 20, 1975. After a honeymoon in Vancouver, B . C . , they plan t o make their first home in Denver, Colo. where Tom is a student a t the Denver House o f Studies - and exten­ sion of Wartburg Seminary. JERRY KARSTEN SKAGA '73 a n d Janine Barbara Galbraith were married Dec. 20, 1975, a t Fauntleroy Community Church in Seattle Wash. BARBARA GAY THOMPSON '75 and C H A R L E S F . M I T C H E L L '74 were ma rried on D e c . 2 0 , 1 9 7 5 , a t G o od S h ep h e rd L u t h e l' a n C h u r c h , N o v a to, Calif. They are now living in Pittsburgh, Pa . , where Chuck pursues his masters in public administration a t the University of P i t t s b u r g h . B a r b a ra is director of Lutheran Student Center there. KAREN L . FYNBOE '73 and David M. Howe were married Decem ber 2 1 , 1 9 7 5 , i n C h r i s t L u t h e r a n C h u r c h in Lakewood. Karen is a physical education teacher and the couple will make their first home in Lakewood, Wash. KRISTINE MARIE HANSEN '74 and Michael Edward Temple were married D e c . 2 1 , 1 9 7 5 , in B e t h e s d a L u t h eran Church in Eugene, Ore. The couple is at home i n E u gene where they are both teaching. C L A U D I A B E T H BARNES '73 and Jeffrey Charles Pierson were married Dec . 27, 1975 in Christ Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Wash. Claudia is cu rrently em­ ployed as a hospital recreation worker by the Amer i c a n R e d C ro s s a t F i t z s i m mons Army M e d i c a l Cent e r , Denver, Colo. where they are m a k i n g their first home. IVY SCHWARTZ '73 and Thomas J. H a n n i b a l were married Dec. 27, 1975. They are living in San Antonio, Tex . , where she is teaching P E . and coaching volleyball and tennis. M A R Y L O U G I E S L E R ' 74 a n d ere F R E D E RICK EASTMAN '72 married Dec . 28, 1975. Fred i s cu rrently with the U . S . Air For c e , s t a t i oned a t Lowry AFB, Colo. They are living i n Au­ rora, Colo. T U R I K R ISTI LIV THOMPSON '74 and Mark Elison were m a rried D E C . 2 8 , 1 9 75, in T r i n i t y Lutheran Church, Parkland, Wash. They were married dur­ ing the Sunday morning worship service by T u r i ' s f a t h e r , P a s t o r E r l i n g Thompson. JAMES D. EDLAND '74 and Kimlynn R . W h i t e of G r a h a m , W a s h . , were married Jan. 2 , 1976 in the home of the bride ' s parents. The couple is making their first home in Parkland, Wash. Jim teaches a t Bethel High School. SALL Y INAALSBE ' 74 and Michael Ritchie were married Jan. 10, 1976. They are making their first home in Toledo, Wash. where Sally is in her second year of teaching, Michael is a building supply

salesman in Centralia, Wash.


Births LT. and M ' S o JEFFREY W. TOMP KI N S '69 ( Lynette Larsen '70) a da ugh ter, Shonda E I yne, born Sept. 3, 1974 m Charle ston, So. Caroli na . M R . a n d M R S . BISSET ( A nnette Krause '66 ) a daughter, Sadie Anne, o m March 29, 1975. adie is their first child amI they live on L as queti Island, B . C . M R . a n d M R S . L A F R A M E TA ( Joa.nne J ense n ' 6 4 ) a s o n , S h r e v e Wa rren - C ra i g , born Fe b. 1 8 , 1975. He joins Sl�t r, Charmien, age 3 . DR nd M R S . E R I C HNE I D E R '70 ( J anet Hansen '70 ) a daughter, Heather .Ja net, March 28, 1975. They live in Au­ burn. Wash. MR. and MRS. TE R R Y HESS '70 a daughter, Tamara Ellen , on A p r i l 1 7 , 1 11 75. She is the ir first child. REV. and MRS. BILL LI N D E MAN '69 ( S ue M ickelsen '69) a daughter, Alissa Aprt l , on April 18, 1975. She joins sister Kirsti n, 2%. They l ive in Caldwel l, Idaho. MR. and MRS. LARRY KNU D S E N '70, tw in daughters, Lisa and Leslie, born July 24, 1975. They live in Portland, Ore . , where L a r r y is t e a c h i n g health at G re s h m H i g h S c h o o l and c o a c h i ll g foot ball and track. M R . and M R S . JONATHON P E T E R S O N ( R u t h E . O l s e n x ' 74 ) a daughter, Amanda Rose, born Aug. 8, 1975. They l i ve in P arkland , Was b. M R . and M R S . PAUL HARTMAN '67 (Linda Kikk e l '67) a son, ,Tason Stuart, bom Aug . 1 8 , 1 9 7 5 . T h e y l i v e i n F a i rbanks, Alaska where Paul is pro­ gram director, Channel 9, KUAC-TV at the University of Alaska. MR. and MRS. RON KINNEY (Cheryl Kinney '68) a son, Daniel Wayne, born on Aug. 23, 1975. He i s their first cbild. They live in Port Orchard , Wash. MR. and MRS. MICHAEL D O R GAN ( Mary Howard '71 ) , twins , Bryon Jess and Colleen Michel l e , born Sept. 13, 1975. They live in Tacoma, Wash. where Mike is a fifth-grade teacher in the Clover Park School District. MR. and MRS. ROBE RT VE RNON '72 ( D iane Bengston ' 72 ) a son, Jeffrey Paul, horn Sept. 26, 1975. . P H I L I P W . M R . a n d M R K A RLSTAD '71, a son, John Walter, born in Sept. 1975. They live in Sacramento, Calif. M R . and MRS. STE VEN P . BERG '70 ( Ardith A . Goldbeck ' 70 ) , a son, David Matthew , born Oct. 1, 1975. They live in Madison Heights, Mich . , where Steve is w o r k i n g a t Wayne State Unive rsity in Detroit, Mich. Ardith is taking t i me off from teaching t stay home with David. MR. and MRS. JOHN OAKLEY '69 ( Shirley Craft '69 ) , a son Peter Al len, born Oct. 2 1 , 1975. He joins brother John hristopher born Aug. 9 , 1972. They Jive in Sea ttle, Wash . M . and M R S . GARY D. D E FOLD '70 ( Karen Finstad '70) a da ug h t er , K a r i A nn , horn O c t . 2 7 , 1975. She joms sister, Amy I lh , and borther Aaron, 3 'h. They l i ve in Evere t t , Wash. I R. and M R S . STAN TARR ( Cynthia H a r t m a n n ' 7 0 ) , a d a u g h t e r , Jennifer Marie, born Oct. 29, 1975. The y live in Bellev ue, Wash. MR. and M R S . M I C H A E L ST E N S E N ( Marjorie Q i c k '62 , adopted a daugh­

ter, Tina Joy, on Nov. 14. She was born 00 N o v e m be r 7, 1975. She joins bro the rs , Cra i g , 1 1 a n d M a r k , 7 . T h e y l i v e i n Enu.mclaw. MR. and MRS. JAM E S B . OLSEN '63, a son, Donald Robert, born Dec. 25, 1 975. They re.<;ide in Portland, Ore.

Deaths L E O N A R D PATZ L D x ' 5 2 passed away i n September at til age of 5 1 . Patwld had served for a year and a half as general director of the World Mis­ s io n Prnyer League, headquartered in M inneapoli s , Mi n n . P ri o r to t h a t t i m e h e s e r v ed a s a WMPL miSSI Onary in P a k i s t a n for 24 y e a r . . He w a s a t e a c h e r , evangel is t , pastor od field director of t h e mission. A friend, Frank Wilcox, wrote recent­ ly, " Seldo m have man and ministry been so supe rbly and effectively matched . " He a d d ed , " T he Pat zold home and fa m i l y was a channel, a means of grac ' to ountless perSLIlS who came, stayed for a shorter or longer time, and tIlen moved on richly bl essed and carrying with them a s u r e , s t r e n g t h e n i n g s e n s e of t h e presence a n d power of t h e Living God gained in that vital fellowship ! " E V E R E TT LARS O N , E n g l i s h professor at PLU from 1949-53. died Nov. 1 7 , 1975 of cancer, in C ha d r o n , N e b . , where he had been teaching for many years . He i s survived by his wife, Ellen, and son, Derek . M R S . MARGARET ANN ( B yington ) HODGE passed away January, 1976.

Career Day Builds Alumni, Student Relationships " I s u r e could have used this four years ago ! " Robert Church '72 of Seattle, a Safeco Insurance representative, w a s c o m m e n t i n g on h i s i m ­ pressions of Career Information Day at PLU Dec. 6 . Purpose of the day was to bring to campus alumni who would be willing to discuss their careers w i t h s t u d e n t s a n d to h e l p cr y s t a l l i z e a w a r e n e s s o f the opportunities inherent in a liberal arts education. F o r the f i r s t c a m p u s - w i d e effort of this type, the day was worthwhile, according to many of the 65 alumni who participated . " S tud ents gained a lot, " Sue Hildebrand, the proj ect coordinator, pointed out . They f o u n d a lo t o f p e o p l e i n p rofe s s ions totally unrelated to their major and found out that you don't have to limit yourself to one a rea when you have a liberal arts background . " There was, howeve r , a d i s ­ appointing overall student turn­ out, with approxi mately 250 tak­ ing advantage of the project. In ret ro spect the sche d u l e d date was unfortunate , according to some alumni. Church ' aid it best when he suggested, "Make it on a weekday during a time when the Lutes are not so preoccupied with Christmas , s kiing, go i n g home fo r the holid ays, fi nals ,

basketball , Chri t m a co nce rt s and Lucia Bride Festivals ! " Bill Lati mer ' 6 2 of P rt la n d c o m m e n ted , " If s t u d e n t s only realized how important a contact is in getting a job, we would have had a lot more parti cipation. " Anothe added, "I would ha ve been happy to p u t i n t e re s t e d students in touch with some f my co lleagues. " S everal alum s, reme m bering their co l l ege d a y s a s t h e y w a t c h e d tod ay ' s s t u d e n t s , observed that students often live i n a " n e v e r - n e ver " l a n d of studies, cam pus activities , dates and "goofing-off. " A realistic attitude ab ut the " o utside" world , jobs and careers often doesn't seri ously hit them until a few months before graduation, according to Richard F rench, PLU c a reer planning and placement director. "Some feel that with a degree from a good school they won' t have any problem getting jobs , " he said. "B ut that is simply not the case any longer. There are fewer and f e w e r o n - c a m p u s r e c r u i te r s . Graduates have t o get out and work at job hUiitint; and having a few contacts will never hurt . " I n s p ite o f the low t u rnou t , however , participating a l u m s were enthusiastic about the idea a nd indicated they would be glad to come back. Plans are already in the works to make Career In­ formation Day an annual event, according to Ms. Hildebrand, a PLU graduate assistant. She has followed u p h e r m e ticulous organization efforts with an extensive formal evalua­ tion of the project , and feels this year ' s e x p e r i e n c e will be beneficial in future planning.

Alumni Slate Hawaiian Islands Tour A spring bounce to Hawa i i , s p onsored through the Alumni Office, is being opened to 40-60 interested students, alumni, and friends of the university . It i s scheduled for April 10-18. Melba Knudson , wife of PLU ex-regent Mel Knud son and m oth­ er of two PLU graduates and one current student, is the travel con­ sultant for the hi p. March 10 is t h e d e a d l i n e for su bm i tting payment, a n d a deposit of $50 is required at that ti me, Three tour packages are avail­ a b le . T h e y i n c l d a round trip flight on a Pan American B747 with hot meal service enroute. A traditional lei greeting, as well as round trip trans fers to the hotel and baggage handling are i n ­ cluded . Package one : Travelers will stay eight nights at the Waikiki Surf Hotel-East on a triple basis.

They will also have a tour of the city and Pearl Harb or. Cost is $350.

Package two : For $400 visitors will spend their eight nights at the Hawailana H tel on a twin basis. Roo m s will bav a kitchenette. I n clud e d i s a i t y a nd P a ri Harbor tour. Package three : Kahan Sunset Condominiums on Maui will be the sta ying ite for this g ro u p . Four persons will be staying in each two bedroom/two bathroom unit. The round trip air flight will deposit them at Kahu lui , MauL For those over 21 years, one rent­ al car per unit wi th u nlim ited m ile age will be waiting at the airport. Cost is $425. M re i n f o r m a i o n c a n b e obtai ned b y a d d n: s s i n g Mr s . K n u d s o n a t t h e W a s h i ng t on Travel Bureau, Inc . , Suite 500 , American Federal Bldg. . Tacoma, Wa. 98402.

3rd Annuai Scandina vian Tour Planned The third annual PLU Alumni tour to Scandinavia is scheduled June IS-July 6 , according t o Alumni Director Ron Coltom . " Round trip a irfa re is $435 , almost half that of a commercial flight, " said Coltom. The tour, av­ ailable to all friends of the uni­ versity, is from Vancouver B . C . t o Oslo. Three optional tours a r e planned for an additional price. They include : - June 16-23 : a night in Oslo plus a seven-day tour of the Bergen Fjords for $255. - June 24-30 : a seven day Bergen a nd Fjords tour, beginning and ending in Oslo. Highlights of this t o u r a re t h e m a j e s t i c fj o rd s country, snow-capped m o untains, thundering waterfa lls, green vall e y s a n d idyllic villages. The tour group also will visit Bergen, home of composer Edward Grieg, as well as the Hardanger Fjord, Sognef­ j ord , and Nordfjord. Transporta­ tion, hotels, and three meals per day are included in the $230 cost. - J u n e 3 0 -J u l y 5 : a t o u r o f D e n m ar k with a 4th of J u l y Celebration . The tour begins i n O s l o o n a n ove r n ight boat to Copenh a gen . Visits wi l l be to O d e n s e , and Aarhus . Victor Borge will b e the main speaker at t h e l a r g e a n n u a l 4th of J ul y celebration i n Rebild National P a rk near Aalb rg , Denmark. T h e f e s t i v a l w i l l be i n t h e presence of Quee n Margreth and 30-40,000 people. Reservations for the tour must be in by April 1 5 . For further in­ formation, contact Ron Coltom, Alumni Director, PLU, Tacoma, Wa. 98447 or Nordic Tours, 4 1 0 Middlegate Shopping Centre, 7155 Kingsway, Burnaby, B . C .


'Left Holding The Bag' Can Be Rewarding

Tankers Earn 6th Straig ht NWC Crown

By Jim Kittilsby

To clarion a cliche, here ' s a guy w h o repeatedly is left behind holding the bag, yet is enjoying every moment of the experience. However, at the same time he ' s doing a s low burn, his porcelainized epidermis not yet in harmony with the sun. Steve E n glund , a Dece m be r PLU graduate, is packing a hefty bag on the Professional Golfers' Association tour. Englund is a party to such glamour gatherings as the Bing Crosby National Pro­ Amateur o n C a l i for n i a ' s M o n t e r e y Peninsula, the Bob Hope D e s e r t C l a s s i c , A n d y Williams San Diego Open, and the Glen Ca mpbell Los A n g e l e s Open. A threat to Johnny Miller ? No, Steve is a caddy for Seattle tour­ ing pro Don Bies. Now a club­ t o ti n g packhorse , E nglund aspires to a care e r a s a clu p r o f e s s i o na l and figures this experience will serve as a step­ ping stone in that direction . Jack Sareault, Tacoma News T r i b u n e s p o r t s s c r i b e , ap tly describes Englund 's career plan as "approaching the business end of golf f r o m the g r a s s - r oo t s level. " En'glund certainly doesn't have to apologize for his own cl ub­ swinging skills . Playing to a five h a n d i c a p , the Port Angeles n at i v e w a s a s t e a d y , i f u n ­ spectacular fixture on the PLU golf squ a d w h i c h l a s t s p r i n g captured the grand slam o f area links honors - the Northwest S m a l l College C l a s s i c , the Northwest Conference c r o w n , and the NAIA District 1 title. Transferring to PLU in 1 974 from Peninsula Community Col­ lege , E nglund escaped rou ghs and ruts to spark Roy Carlson 's Lute d ivoters to two s t r a i g h t e l e venth place N A I A national finishes. T h e t r a n s form a tion from amateur player to profe s s ional caddy is certainly not analagous to a baseball slugger reverting to bat boy. Reading greens, gauging distances, and serving as on-the­ spot meteorologist in wind-factor jud gments is a pressure-packed undertaking at the professional level, where the stakes are high. Taken in tow by Bies, whom he met just before Thanksgiving at S e q u i m ' s D u n geness Pro-Pro Tournament, E nglund is li nked w i t h the P G A ' s 29th l e a d i n g money winner of 1 9 7 5 . B i e s c aptured t h e S a m m y Davis Hartford Open l a s t s u m m e r , a $40 ,000 bonanza, and was a strong ca ndidate in the recent Seattle

Steve Englund

P o s t -Intelligencer Man of the Year in Sports poll. Caddying is not a new venture for E n glund . "I p a c k e d b a g s a round for five years before I started playing in high school, " said Steve . " It wasn't just a situa­ tion of caddying for duffers eith­ er, " added Englund. "A memorable e x p e r i e n c e w a s working for Elmer Button, form­ er state seniors champion. "I got the bug again last winter when I went with my folks to the Bob Hope Desert Classic in Palm S p r i n g s . T h e r e I m e t Fr a n k Crimp, from Central Washington State College, first lieutenant to pro Peter Oosterhuis . " M y i n t e r e s t g r ew a n d I learned about Bies, who has been on the tour for about ten years, from Ken Putnam, the greenskeeper at the Seattle Golf and Country Club. I had previous­ ly done some work at the Dungeness pro shop and it was there that I cemented a deal with Don at Sequim's fall tourney . " Caddying can be financially re­ warding, as Sports Illus trated pointed out in a 1975 article extol­ l i n g t he " new breed" who approach the pin-lifting job a s "an art. " A n d y M a r t i n e z , c a d d y fo r Johnny Miller, reportedly earned $26,000 last year. Most cadd ies r e c e i v e b e t w e e n $ 1 2 5-1 50 per tournament plus anywhere from th ree to seven per cent of the player's winnings. Bies banked $70,000 last year, for the most part sharing the wealth with caddies supplied by the host course. Lute athlete-turned-vagabond, Steve E nglund is totally absorbed in this glitter and gold game at the moment. But he'll move with dis­ patch when a teaching profes ­ sional position beckons. With the tour experience, it shouldn't take him long to pack his bags . Editor ' S Note : As S c e n e w a s going to press, Don Bies enjoyed his best finish in many months, a s t rong secon d place in the prestigious Andy Williams/San Diego Open. His finish was worth $20,000.

With a swim arsenal of sixteen a thletes who have out-gunned N A I A n a t i o n a l q u a l i fy i n g standards , Pacific Lutheran had little difficulty in capturing its s i xth straight No rthwest Con­ ference swimming title Feb. 14, the final tuneup for the NAIA nationals in Mars hall , M i n n . , March 5-7. Gary Chase ' s racers won 14 of 18 events as nine Lutes timexed to in d i v i d u a 1 t i t 1 e s . P L U 0 u t d i s tanced the field by a com­ fortable margin, winding up with 722 points. Runnerup Willamette had 403.5. G l e n n P r e s to n a n d R o n B a r n a r d were d u a l w i n n e r s , Preston bettering the national qualifying time i n the 500 freestyle with a 4 : 57.5 clocking. Glenn' s other ribbon was in the 1650. Barnard , defending national champion in the 200 backstroke, won his specialty in 1 : 59 .0. The Taco m a sophomore i s a g a i n ranked number one nationally by the NAI A. Barnard also splashed to victory in the 100 butterfly. Other individual winners were Steve Randle , 50 freestyle ; Bruce Wakefield, 400 1M ; Bruce Tem­ p l in , 200 f r e e s tyle ; Dale Brynestad, 100 backstroke ; Gary Shellgre n , 100 breaststroke ; Chris Pankey, 100 freestyle ; and Craig Sheffer, 200 breaststroke. PL U ' s 400 m e d l e y r e l a y quartet of Bruce Wakefield , Scott Forslund, Ron Barnard , and Bill Parnell set a pool and conference record with a 3 : 4 1 . 0 clocking. This represents the second best time in the NAIA this year.

Lute Spring Sports Fans Optimistic Ground hogs may be the harb­ inger of spring's climatic condi­ tion on the east coast, but the PLU community senses spring is just around the bend when they see t h e golfers , tennis buffs , basebaUe r s , t h i n c l a d s , a nd rowers going through their paces - in the fieldhouse or on their outdoor environs . Roy Carlson has three golfers back from the squad which has captured three straight Northwest Conference titles and a pair of NAIA District 1 crowns. Gre g Peck, Jim Ball, and Bob Wiebusch are the top returnees f o r a P L U squad which has earned eleventh place national finishes the past two springs. LV's ree-year reign as lord

of Northwest Conference tennis was snapped last yea r, Whitman snipping at the district level as well However, Mike Benson has a talented cast headed by senior M a r k L u d wig , N W C s i n g l e s c h a m p i o n , a n d S t e ve Knox , Ludwi g ' s partner on the NWC runnerup doubles tandem. Baseball at PLU continues to m a ke stead y , if unspectacular gains. The Lutes, 12-17 last year, the best PLU season in ten years, should be well fortified at every position this year except on the mound . I n the pitchin g d e p a r t m e n t PL U must rely heavily on newcomers. A trio of .300 plus hitters , Tony Whitley, Steve Irion, and Jeff Johnson, are back to bolster the bat corps. Paul Hoseth ' s tra c k s q u a d , third in NWC action last year, is expected to be strong in the field events, particularly the jumping depart m e n t . The L u t e s h a v e defending conference and district triple jump titlist Doug Wilson, p I us l o n g j u m p ch a m p M i k e White, b a c k in actio n . Gordo n Bowman, school record holder in t h e t h re e m i l e , h a s a l r e a d y captured ribbons in his specialty at indoor meets this season. Lute rowers will be starting from scratch und e r new coach er PLU Dave P e t e r n , a fo oars man. A fire last May com­ pletely gutted the American Lake boathouse and destroyed PLU ' s f o u r - o a r e d a n d e i ght -oared shells .

B ragato Tops On Mat Team P a c if i c L u t h e ran wrestlers could muster only one victory in s e v e n d u a l meet outings, but junior strongman Rod B r agato provided individual heroics for Lute grappling fans. Bragato , a 185-pound footballer who shrinks to 158 for wrestling, won eight of his last nine matches l e a d i n g i n to t h e c o n f e r e n c e t o u r n a ment. G a ry Meininger, 1 4 2 , serving a s student - c o a c h w h i l e R o y C a rlson recuperates from knee surgery, posted three regular season victories. 1 976 Football Schedu l e Sept . l 1 Alumni Sept . 18 UPS Sept. 25 at Central Wash. Oct. 2 at Lewis & Clark Oct. 9 Willamette ( Dad' s Day ) Oct. 16 at Linfield Oct. 23 Pacific ( League Day) Oct. 30 at College of Idaho Nov. 6 at Whitman Nov . 13 Whitworth (Homecoming)

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Close Only Counts In Horseshoes ; Lute s Suffer Cage Woes B y J i m Kittilsby S up e r - c o m m u t e r E d Anderson , Lute basketball coach, teaches by day at Sam m a m i s h High School i n Bellevue and i s un­ derstandably road-weary after a 9 0 - m i l e r o u d t r i p d a i l y on h i s motorcycle. Tagged as the " Uneasy Rider" by his family, Anderson' s travel woes d o n ' t e n d in Bellevue. In addition, the first year Lute varsi­ ty mentor doesn't take too kindly to the highways and byways lead­ ing to Northwest Conference dens of inequity. Going into the final weeks of the season PLU was 8-14 overall, but j us t 1- 8 on the road, discounting a 2-1 mark on a neutral court at the L u t h e r a n B ro t her hood I n v i ta­ tional i n Mi nneapolis. In league play , the Lutes were zip and five . away from the palatial confmes of Olson Auditoriu m . T h e road blahs began with a two game reversal at University of A l a s k a - F a i r b a n k s . P L U t r a i l e d throughout in both con­ tests dropp i n g 9 1 -73 a n d 88-67 deci �ions. Doug Hoover tallied 15 points in the opener while Randy Sundberg broke loose for 19 in the series windup. The Lutes ' one­ a n d - o n l y l e g i t i m a t e road w i n came on the same trip, PLU tak­ i n g t h e m e a s u r e o f A l a s ka­ Anchorage 72-62. Sundberg con­ nected for 19 again in this first­ ever meeting between t h e t w o school s . Six minutes o f futility i n t h e s e c o n d h a l f enabled Central to outscore the Lutes 18-2 enroute to a 85-64 w i n i n Tacom a . L a rry B u rtness, 6-6 transfer from the University of Washington, paced PLU with 12 points. Burtness dented the nets for a tournament record 28 points as the Lutes smashed Simon Fraser 104-73 in the o p e n i n g round of PLU 's Rainwater Tourney. The Lute press forced the Clans � en into 41 turnovers. The followmg e v e n i n g PLU c a m e wi t h i n a n eyelash of avenging the earlier 21-point loss to Central, but the Lutes wound up on the sad side of a 65-55 score in the title game of t h e t o u r ney. G ary Wusterbarth drilled 15 points to pace PL U . A f t e r a d r e a r y 2 4 per c e n t shooting effort against Augsburg in g a m e o n � of the L u t h e r a n Brotherhood Invitational, an 8566 dow n er , PLU scrambled to a pair of come-from-behind wins to capture fourth place in the eight-

sc hool tourney. The Lutes over­ came a 19 point deficit to slip by St. Olaf 76-75 as S u n d b erg' a n d Burtness canned 18 each. With a similar script but new opponent, the Paclutes recovered from a 14 point shortage to dow n Wartburg 6 8 - 6 3 . S u n d b e r g , a n a 1 1tournament pick, hit for 2 1 . L i n field exploded f o r 1 8 un­ answered points in the s e c o n d h a l f of the NWC l i d l i ft e r a t McMinnville and held the upper hand i n an 88-81 contest. Wusterbarth curled 1 5 t h r o u g h the nets . Larry Burtness sank 24 points but lack of offensive continuity on the part of his mates contributed to the Lutes ' d ow n fall, a 74-69 blues tune at Lewis & Clark. Six players scoring i n double figures was little consolation in t h e 94-89 c l a w i n g b y t he Willa mette B e a r c a t s . T h e l o s s w a s t h e t h i rd s t r a i g h t l e a g u e setba c k , a s c hool r e c o r d . D a n Miller had a career high 17 points the following evening to brake the s k i d , P LU m aintaining its supremacy over Pacific with a 7258 nod . Sundberg, with 23 points, and W u s t e r b a r t h , a 2 2 - p o i n t c o n­ tributor, had s h ort-t e r m , b i g yield scoring flurries i n the Lutes ' conv i n c i n g 96-69 j olt ove r t h e Whitman Shockers. Wusterbarth sank six straight shots from out­ s i d e ; S u n d b e r g s t u f f e d in 13 points in a five minute span. PLU capitalized on College of Idaho ' s offensive shortcomings in a 59-57 triumph in Tacoma. The Coyotes lost sight of the hoop for 9 : 16 in one stretch. A three-point play by Dan Miller in the closing moments put the game on ice. V i c t i m s t h e prev i o u s w e e k , W h i t m a n a n d C of I turned executioners o n t h e i r h o m e courts and PLU fell 87-79 and 6 1 5 9 , t h e tilt in Caldwell extending into overtime. Whitman sank a n eye-popping 29 o f 33 tosses at the charity line. Wusterbarth had 33 , Sundberg 32 , for the two games. The road is the road is the road and an off day on the eastern trip didn 't soothe all the wounds. The a w a y night m a re cont i n u e d a t W h i t w o r t h w h e re the P i r ates pushed the Lutes off the plank 7 1 67. PLU sought a n d got revenge five days later in Tacoma, trip­ p i n g W h i t worth 77-70. Burtness and Len Betts came off the bench to lead the way with 18 and 1 7 points respectively. P a r k l a n d e r pro sperity was short-lived a t S t . Martin's where the Lutes were unable to hang on after j umping to a 22-8 lead. A Walt Zeiger to Randy Sundberg alley-oop pass resulted in a PLU b u c k e t at t h e buzzer to tie the fra y , but two overtimes later the Saints came out on top of a 75-70 c o u n t . S u n d b e r g ' s 22 l e d a l l scorers. The Lutes battled Linfield on even terms for 30 minutes, but the Wildcats' 53 per cent gunnery in the second half was more than the PLU cannons c o u l d prod u c e .

Wusterbarth and Sundberg each sank 1 8 in the 85-71 downfall. Lewis & Clark 's 14 point halftime bulge withstood PLU ' s 63 p e r cent field goal shooting effort in the final frame and the Pioneers wound up atop an 87-72 readi n g . T i m T ho m s e n , 6 - 7 fre s h m a n f r o m Curtis High S c ho o l , h a d 2 0 p o i n t s a n d 1 2 r e b o u n d s i n his first collegiate start .

. Lady Tankers A NW Power ; Cager s E nd Los s Streak T a k i n g a p a g e from their brethren in Gary Chase ' s successful men' s progra m , Gary Hafer's w o m e n s w i m m e rs a r e carving a reputation as the sm all college power of the northwest. The Lady Lute tankers were 131 in regul a r season dual m e e t competition. Jane M iller, Robin S i e l k , B a rb V a r s e v e l d , K a r e n B e g g s , T a m i Bennett , and Juli Zahn bettered national qualifying standard s . Ms. Miller is a veteran of the 1975 national meet. Recovering from a horrendous 1-9 start, Kathy Hemion ' s Lady Lutes basketball squad exploded for f o u r s t r a i g h t o n e - s i d e d victories and PLU ' s hopes for a repeat of their 1975 N o r t h w e s t College Women ' s Sports Associa­ tion " B " cha mpionship brightened considerably. PLU, which hosts the NCWSA t o u r n e y M a r c h 4 - 6 , is led by sophomore scoring standout Jan Borcherding.

Net, Diamond Coaches Seek Alumni Stars " H e l p W a n t e d , E x - Lu t e B a s e b a l l e r s a n d T e nn i s i a n s " signs are being circulated as both PLU diamond coach Jim Kittilsby and net director Mike B e n s on m a ke plans for alumni competition this spring. T h e s e c o n d a n n u a l V a r s i ty­ Alumni baseball clash is slated for Saturday, March 20, at 1 p . m . The series started two years ago ; the 1975 contest was a rain victim . F o r m e r Lute i n fielder D e n n i s Zamberlin is player-manager of the Alumnt squad and is eager to hear from any m od e rn era p l a y er s . Z a m ber li n ' s T a c o m a business phone i s 572-3933 . This will be the inaugural year f o r the V a r s i t y -A l u m n i tennis match. Veterans of the Lute net set can contact Mike Benson clo the Athletic Department, 531 6900, ext. 266.

Larry Green

Green Lutes ' Third Grid All-American Senior defensive tackle Larry G r e e n b e c a m e P a c i f i c Lutheran'S first NAIA first team All-American in twelve years, the third gridder so honored i n s chool h i s t o r y , w it h Sund a y ' s announcement from Kansas City capping off a d i stinguished grid career which included a myriad of area and regional honors . G reen, 27, considered "the best defensive tackle I ever coached" by Lute headmaster Frosty Wes­ teri n g , has already picked up first team All-District, fi rst team All­ N orthwest Conference, and As s o c i a t e d P r e s s L i t t l e A l l ­ A m e r i c a honorable mention awards. The 6-4, 230-pound P . E . m ajor had five quarterback sacks dur­ ing the season and pulled down runners behind the l i ne o f scri m m age on eleven occasions for a net loss of -36 yards. PLU 's last first tea m NAIA All­ American was safety Les Rucker in 1964. Ron Billings, now head basketball coach at T a c o m a ' s Lincoln High School , was cited as a defensive back in 1952. Marv Tommervik was 1 st team halfback on the Associated Press Little All-America squad in both 1940 and 1 941 . Former Lute center Don D ' Andrea was a n AP first team pick in 1947. B illings was a double winner, NAIA and AP i n 1952, while Marv Peterson was a first team center pick by the AP i n 1965. Junior linebacker Steve Ridg­ way was included by Associated P r e s s o n i t s 1 9 7 5 L i t t l e A l l­ America honorable mention list. R i d g w a y , s e n i o r o ff e n s i v e tackle Craig Fouhy, senior run­ n i n g b a c k Doug Wilson, j unior running bac k Jon Horn e r , a n d s o p h o mo re safety S t e v e I rion were NAIA All - A m e ri c a h o n ­ orable mention picks.


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A Sesquicenten'n ial Look At PLU ' s Lutheran Haugean Heritage -

P L U - " P " for " P uritan " some have s a id , i n effe c t , i n previous years . But "Puritan" is an overworked and often misu sed word. "P" for "Pietism" may have been more accurate ; pietism has indeed marked PL U ' s histor y . For instance, past rules against all dancing a nd dri n k i n g and other more subtle emphases are familiar to many acquainted with Luteland. But whence did they come ? Not so much from Puritanism as lfrom Haugeanis m . Hans Nielsen auge, a Norwegian lay theologian, never left his native 'Norway and died 66 years before PLU was bor n . But his lengthened shadow, following the course of Norwegian i m migra­ tion across America , was to leave

Photos from left, Hans Nielsen Hauge, Rev. Bjug Harstad, Dr. Seth Eastvold

its impression on PLU for many years . L et the Rev. B j u g Harstad , founder of PLU, be the symbol of the Haugean P i e t i s m a n d i t s cha nnels that have marked us. Harstad 's photo looks severe and his dress drab. Why ? Was he that ste.r:n ? What in his heritage may explain him ? - Expecially his concern for education, and most especially education at a school like PLU ? T h e s e and other questions - such a s why have Norwe g i a n - A m e r i c a n s , m o r e t h a n a n y o t h e r ethnic grou p , remained s o strongly Lutheran ? - are good questions to a s k as PL U i s f i n i s h i n g a S e s quicentennial year of celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1825 beginnings of organized Norwegian i m migration t o America . Hans Niel s e n H a u g e ( 1 7 7 1 1824 ) was reacting against the Rationalism that characterized the 18th century, the era of the French Revolution, and against t h e g r o s s l o w e r i n g of pu blic

oral conduct that accompanied /T :the widespread Napoleonic wars.

'( T h e f o u n d e r s of L u t h e r a n Pietis m , Spener and Francke, had reacted against the nearly equ ally decadent "dead Orthodoxy" in German Lutheranism a century earlier. ) Norway i n 1800 was ripe for a real spi ritual awakening. Even though not all Norway's bishops, let alone the more isolated parish cle r g y , had succumbed to the trends from Germany and Denmark that preached Ra tionali s m ' s trinity of "God, virtue , and im mortality , " it was b a d e nough : exa mples of rationalistic sermon titles were " How I m portant It is to Raise Heal t h y C h i l d r e n , " " H ow to Grow Potatoes, " and for Easter, " The Value of Early Rising. " , But Hauge himself, like a half dozen generations of Norwegians before him, had been raised on the explanation of Luther's Small C a te c h i s m by B i s h op Pontoppidan, Sa ndhed t i l G u d f r y g t i g h e d ( T r u t h u n to

Mightily strengthen m y spirit with­ in me, That I may learn what Thy Spirit can do ! o take Thou captive each passion, and win m e : Lead m e and guide me, for weak I am too ! All t h a t I a m a n d p o s s e s s I surrender If Thou alone in m y spirit may dwell; All will I yield Thee, my Savior so tender; Take me and own me, and all will be well.

He describes the experience as one of overwhelming sorrow in conviction of sin and of ineffable glory in the forgiving grace of God. And it carried with it the abiding conviction that he must be a witness of this word in Christ to his fellow Norwegians. It also got Hauge into trouble. For when he walked throughout much of Norway, prea ching at layman's meetings in homes and organizing fellowship circles by the hundreds, much like Wesley's in E n g l a n d , for o p p b y g ge l s e ( mutual spiritual edification) , he also denounced - in somewhat too inc lusive generalizations the Norwegian Church ' s c lergy who had not fed the real needs of the people ' s hearts. They retaliated by i nvoki n g against him the old Conventicle Law of 1 74 1 , originated against the Moravians trying to work into N o r w a y by s i m i l a r l a y m e n ' s meetings . ( H e b a s e d h i s a n d other lay leaders ' right to preach and o v e r s e e h i s g r o u p s ' i m -

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p r e s s i v e e c o n o m i c a c t i v ities upon his own mistranslation of the term " bishop" in Ignatius' l e t t e r s - b u t e v e n to k n o w I gnatius ' letters shows Hauge was surprisingly well read ! ) Arrested for the final time in 1804, he spent most of the next ten y e a r s in p r i s o n s as h i s c a s e dragged o n . When h e w a s finally released after a heavy fine, his health was so brok e n t h a t h e spent his last ten years quietly on a farm, directing his movement through its leaders who visited him. But his eight years of travels had sown h i s mess age of d e n levende Tro - " the living faith" - as a crop that has borne much fruit all the years since in Norway and America. That characteristic phrase, "living faith , " not only contrasts with the various hollow forms of dead faith by which the Haugeans saw t h e m s e l v e s surrounded, but the emphasis in it was distinctly on the layman ­ t h e n e ed f o r h i s h e a r t t o b e touched by Christ, his life to be wholly surrendered, and his right to p r e a c h t h i s to h i s f e l l o w laymen. Sometimes they overdid it. In church history it seems always the fate of such otherwise com­ mendable emphases on personal­ ly experienced Christianity that they fall into patterned and even puritanical rules for the Christian life which is to serve as an out­ ward sign of the inner experience. Hauge was no exception to this rule. Naturally, looking skeptic­ ally from his pietistic background at many things in the c ultural m ilieu that were foreign to his own social frame, he said " good people neither can nor will curse, drink, dance, nor practice a n y kind o f sin . " But he had enough balance to know one could hide " a proud heart under humble clo­ thing, " and even to pray " Lord give us wisdom . . . so that we do not meddle with forbidden things nor despise the lawful. " B u t here Hauge ' s fol l o w e r s lacked much of his wisdom and magnified his eccentricities - as a l s o s e e m s often the rule in history. Many o f us remember H a u g e a n extremists who could not tolerate any violin music the devil resided particularly in the violin because the fiddle had been the instrument for country dances . I e v e n r e m e m b e r a n extreme Haugean grandfather figure in my childhood who, when I u n c o n s c iously w hi s tled or hummed a gay tune, glowered at me and , if I persisted, reminded me that such ways did not belong to the serious child of God ! He and many Hauge a n s c u l t i v a t e d a pious demeanor : a bowed head, a soft and sometimes trembling voice and a melancholy countenance - lest they appear to have any pride or to be unseem-

ly happy with this sin-filled world. Hauge h i m self avoided such extremes : Wh e n he s a w t h a t d e m eanor i n one o f his friends and follow e r s , he s aid , " T h i s bearing o f yours i s assumed, not given. " And it may warm our h e a r t s - a nd shock some of Hauge' s later followers who only half knew him by heritage - to learn that in his late years he was n:t aking brandy on his farm, and

' The Haugean Norwegians established their own s c h o o l s w h e n t h e y d i s­ covered they could n o t depend on American public schools for religious educa­ tion ' that one modern H a u g e a n historian's book shows a picture of H a u g e ' s meers c h a u m p i p e with silver inlay. And though some of H a u g e ' s followers depreciated education, probably for no b etter reason t h an they reacted against the rationalistic and high c hu rchly clergy who were educated, Hauge himself was not only surprisingly well read but thanked God when in 1811 Norway got its own uni­ versity " w h e re God ' s Word is taught" and young pastors can be educated to "renew the fire" of " true godliness in o u r father­ l a nd . " R e m ember this note on education : it became a dominant sound among most Norwegian­ Americans - for as we shall see, v i rtually all of Norway ' s e m i g r a n t s to A m e r i c a w e r e marked i n large o r less degree by the Haugean heritage. Were Hauge and his followers genuinely Luthera n ? I t i s n o t e w orthy that, sus picious though h e was o f ecclesiasticism, H a u g e urged his little groups ( something like those of Spener and perhaps inspired by him ) to remain also in the church, and,his last testament exhorted them to remain loyal to the state Church of Norway. But any real attempt to pursue this question fu rth e r runs into a peculiar ambivalence in Norway about their Lutheran Reforma tion. The Refor m a t i o n c a m e t o Norway as part of what her peo­ ple remember with shame as the lowest point in their history , their " four hundred year night" when they were united with Denmark in a royal union. The king of both c o u n t r i e s always resided in Copenhagen, and Nor w a y became virtually an appendage of Denmark . The Kalmar Union of 1 397 b e gan the u nion which lasted until 1814. In 1536, at the end of a war of disputed succession to the throne, the new King Christian III, in his

royal charter, declared Norway incorporated as another province into Denmark. On the same day he made the Reformation official for the Church of Denmark. Mod­ e rn h i s t o r i a n s have argued whether that incorporation was' ever carried out, but in any case there was no resisting Norwegian spirit to stop it. Its shadow is cast over Norway's Reformation, for a l t h o u g h no r e ligious change b e g a n in N o r w a y u n t i l o n e Lutheran bishop was installed in 1537, the q ue s t i o n i s i m p l i c i t whether the 1536 Danish Reform extended also to Norway as a " province . " At any rate, all the religious chan ges of t h e n e x t century i n Norway were decreed from Copenhagen. This explains the mixed emotions Norwegians have felt about their Reforma­ tion, from the 19th century, when national spirit revived fantastic­ ally, and right up to the present. This is not to say tha t Norwegians from Hauge' s time and on had regrets about their Lutheranis m , but only about the circumstances by which it came. ( B e c a u s e the king w a nted to avoid the intra-Lutheran c o n ­ troversies that produced the Book of Concord in 1580, he refused to allow it in the churches of Norway and Denmark, which thus held o f f i c i a l l y o n l y to L u t h e r ' s catechi s m s and the A u g s bu r g Confession. ) In fact, a strong case can be made that the Reformation was not completed with any wide and thoroughgoing religious stirring in the people of Norway until

' I n A m e ri c a , H a u g e an pietism met and interacted w i t h the residual Puritanism that had lon g been here, descended from kindred revivals in England and young America . The two reinforced each other, with l a t e r H a u g e a n a r ri v a l s perpetuating the emphases to more recent decades in the Midwest and Northwest' Hauge 's revival swept the land. Before then the reform consisted in change of liturgy, the gradual c h a n g e of c l e r g y , a n d t h e c atechetical instruction and preaching that had done the quiet but sure work that produced such Lutheran believers as H a u g e . Hauge's revival came as part of the rise of the peasant farmers' consciousness that was the great base of 19th century Norwegian nationalism. Hence, virtually all those Norwegians - m o s t l y p e a s a n t s - w h o f l o o d e d to America after 1825 were touched

by the Haugean spirit, a renewed sense of Lutheran identity, and national consciousness with each trait reinforcing the others. If the Ha u geans then, to use classical terms i n theolo g y , s om e t i m e s m i x ed L a w and Gospel - and this i s the most basic charge to which they were vulnerable - it was not out of any intention to depart Lutheran lines but only because of the b a c k ground against which they reacted and because of Hauge's own lack of formal theological training. Afraid alike of too easy or quick conversion a nd of the shallowly formal Christian life , he always saw Christian faith as a struggle, a tension between faith and obedience. The result was a somewha t heavy a n d law-bound spirit in H a u g e ' s teachings a n d i n h i s follo w e r s . Tiede m a n ' s fa mous painting of Hauge preaching to a typical small gathering in a home intends to catch this accurately in the somber and almost melancho­ ly atmosphere that pervades the w hole group in the picture. As F r e d r i c k W i s l of f , o n e of t h e foremost Haugean spokesmen in today's Norway, expresses it : H a u g e had not fully grasped the Lutheran thought that saving faith is a reliance on God ' s g r a ce in Christ, and that the new obedience w h i c h foll o w s is a fruit of this (faith ) . To Hauge, faith was first a n d f o r e m o s t o b e d i e n c e , self­ resignation, self-abandonment . . . For this reason the Haugeans got so little room for the rest in God and a s s u rance of salvation. If saving faith is the same as obedience, an honest soul can never obtain full a s s u ra n c e . F o r w h e n i s t h i s obedience and self-abandonment so perfect that one can be certain of sonship ?

With his n early a bsolute i n ­ s i s t e n c e o n a n overwhelming adult rel i g i o u s e x p e r i e nc e , Hauge can also be charged with falli n g s h o rt i n h i s v i e w o f baptismal regeneration and the possibility of it beginning a norm­ al growth in Christian life, even though he also spoke in orthodox p h r a s e s a b o u t b a pt i s m a l regeneratio n . H i s view of t h e E uc h ar i st was similarly weak : he seemed to stress more the need to partake of Christ inwardly than the glad n e w s of H i s offe r e d p r e sence and promise . Hence Hauge continued the then com­ m o n custom of going to Com( Continued on P a g e 1 7 )

Dr . C h r i s t o p herson has taught religion a t PLU for 1 7 years. This article i s based on a n N/A 150 l e c t u r e h e d el i v e r e d earlier this year.


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Mortvedt Library : A Decade Of Service

B y Jim Peterson

Ten years ago this month uni­ versity officials, faculty, students and alumni could watch a dream coming t r ue o n t h e P a c i f i c L u t h e r a n Universi ty c a m pus . The Robert A L . Mortv e d t Library wa. rising on the corner of 121st St. and Park Ave. Probably no single event in the history of the university would ha e such a profo und effect on the future of PLU . The library , the " beating heart of the university" as President Mor t v e d t t h e n described it, was to be and has since become one of the prime f a ctors in the d evelo pment of wh�t President Mortvedt also cailed "a distinguished center of learnin g . " T o d a y , a d e c a d e l at e r , the Mortvedt Library is withstanding the tests of time . It has proven to be what its planners envisioned : one of the most beautiful, func­ tional, efficient and useful library facilities in the United States. Documentation of this fact is growing . Ralph E llsworth, professor emeritus and for m e r director o f libraries at the Uni­ versity of Col orado , r a t e s Mortvedt Library among the top four " functional" s mall universi­ ty and state college libraries in the country in his book , . . Academic Library B uildings . " The library was also featured in a recent volu me, John Cubens ' " Educating the Library U ser, " in w h i c h c o n t ri b u t o r E l 1 s w o r th Mason cited both the building and t h e m e a s u res t h a t have e en taken to make data ac e si ble at the PLU ibrary rating PLU with such schools a ' Sta nfor . Un i -

v e s i ty of CalifornIa-Berkeley, Tulane and t h e Uni v e r s i t y o f Denver. Library planners literally lrom around he world have pai visits to PLU to study both the building and the peration . Am ng them have been a K ore a n a rch ite c t planning a new state library and a consult a n t repre s e n t i n g t h e R o y a l L i b r a r y o f Stockho l m , Sweden. I nnovations in llbrary design ha ve been proven now through years of usage. In fact, more than half of PLU ' s 10 ,000 alumni, plus a d d i t i o n a l t h o u s a n d s of non­ degree students, have had access to the facility in the past decade. One of the domin ant features of the library is the openness and simplicity of access. It invites use with a diversity of available seat­ ing in large open study areas as well as priv ate cubicles . Walls have been kept to a minimum ; they are used primarily around stairwells, elevators and some offices. As e a c h y e a r p a s s e s t h e services are improved upon. As envisioned in the mid '60 ' s when the library was bei g planned , th ere i s far grea ter e m phasi today on various aud io-visual and multi-m edia servi c e s , and fa r­ s igh ted p l anning has made in­ corporation of these services an almost outine event. During the past decade there have been several major chan ges and numerous m i nor one s , but such is the versatile nature of the s ructure that most are h a rd l y noticeable. Perhaps the biggest st p wa taken when tbe comput­ e r center was house i n the

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library basement five years ago. Shelving has increased by 17 per cent since the opening ; it will b e u p by 30 per cent when materials currently under order are in p lace . The stru ture w a s ori ginally des igned to accom moda te a third floor when needed . Li b ra r i a n F rank H a l e y sees t h a t day a s perhaps no more than a decade away. In the m eantime, newer types of compact shelving and greater emphasis on microfilmed materi a l s w i l l s e r v e p r e s e n t needs. The number of volumes now housed is nearly three times what it was 10 years ago, a number that is now approa c h i n g a quarter million. Yet as Haley has con­ tinued to stress, "The numbers game is not nearly as important as building a distinguished, hard working collection . " H e continues , ' There i s no­ thing easier to buy today than just a nother boo k . B u t to b u y t h e right book means choosing from among thousands . " Books and reference materials a r e s e l e c t e d to s u p p o r t t h e curriculu m with the help 0 con­ stant facu l ty input. In ad dition, outdated and obsolete materials are ontinually we ded out. Concern for e. p a n s i o n o f library facilities bega n in the late ' SO ' s , o rn e 20 years after the library had been moved from its original hom e in Harstad Hall to Xavier Hall. At the same time it was recognized that Xa vier was i nadeq ua te for the kind of expan­ s io n that was required and a com­ mitment to build a new library was made during the final years

o f D r . S e t h E a s t v o l d ' s p r es­ idency. One of the first concrete steps toward the realization of a new facility was a meeting involv ing President Mor vedt and Haley at which seven major questions of concept were identified. Haley ' s inpu t was the result of years of stu d y o f t h e s ucc e s s e s a nd fail ures of libraries around the country. " For ears I didn ' t take a v a c a tion that did n ' t i n c l u de library visit s , " Haley ays. " My wife had to put up with a lot. " F ac u l ty co m m i t t e e s w e r e f o r m e d t o s t udy and offer recommendations o n the major concept and use questions Later architects Bindon and Wright of S e a tt l began preparing the drawings that i ncorporated t b e decis i n, .

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University Speci fi c s ) pla n w a s adopted as a mea ns o f determin­ ing and r e a l i z i n g l o n g - r a n g e c a p i t a l n e e d s to m eet the d e m a n d s o f r a p i d u n iv e r s i t y growth. Though the library was the third building constructed as a result of implementation of that plan, it was also considered " the major thrust, the cornerstone of the process to achieve academic e x c e l l e n c e , " according to Clayton B . Peterson, form e r l y v ice-president for development at PL U. Peterson is presently. a ssociate for d e v e l o p m en t a t Children's Orthopedk Hospital in Seattle and serves as a member of the PLU Board of Regents . E ncouraged by a gift of $250,000 from Herman Tenzler of Tacoma , P L U alumni contributed another qua rter of a mill ion dollars toward the fina ncin g of the $1 . 7 m i llio n li brary. A government grand provIded an additlonal onetbird of the cost. In addition, a general solicitation of businesses, i n d u s t ries and individuals was co nducted in the community and nationwide. Today the library is owned b y the university free and clear. T e n yea r s a g o this c o m i n g D ec e m be r t h e da y c a m e th a t P r e s i d e n t M o r t v e d t w a s to descri be as " a mi racle . " The en t i r e s t u d e n t b o d y , com ­ m a n d e d " b y their professors under " General" Haley, moved the entire lib ary collection to the new building in jus r more than half a day . " I t wasa joyous occasion," th Tacoma ews Tribune reported . " I t was one of the last all-campus fe s t i v al s , " Haley reca l l s . " It brou ght all the ca mpu generations together. " The pep band playe d . Hale y c o n d u c t e d i n t e r i e w s a nd clanged away on a pep b e l l to keep things moving. By nightfall students were quietly studying in t h e i r n e w l i b r a r y ; t b e 80 , 000 volume collection was in place . The building was ded icated in honor of Dr. Mortvedt in April 1967.

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Haley Nears End of 25 Year Tenure As Librarian

Few p e o I e i n the t istory of Pacific Lu heran Umversity have devoted more time. talents and energy to the school than have l i b rarian F rank Haley and his wife, Nellie. Haley, whose 2S-year tenure as PLU librarian comes to an end upon his retirement in August , has no regrets. " It has been my greatest professional reward in life to be a part of this tremend­ o u s l y creative and dynami period in PLU's hist ry, " he said recently. Th ere have b e e n few mo r e enthusiastic PLU sports fans at PLU in the past quarter century than Haley . For most of his ca­ reer he and Mrs. Haley have also b e e n p r e s e n t a t m o s t extracurricular university events : concerts, p ays, lectures, special programs and receptions . P a rticularl y du ring the years prior to and shortl y after con­ s truction of Mortvedt Library, Haley regularly put in 14 to 16hour work days . " Our entire in terest , rec rea ­ tionally and rofessionally, has been focused on PL U , " Haley says of him se lf and his wife. That kind of dedica t ion and commitment has played a major part in the success of the PL U library program as well as the university as a whole. In addition, the Haley's three children, , fanet '59, Jonathon '65 and David '65 have all graduated from PLU. While PL U has had 11 pres­ idents in i t s 86 - y e a r h i s t o r y , Haley is on y the third librarian. He was preceded by J . U . Xavier, whose 40-ye a r association with the school began in 1902, and Ole Stuen, who was involved at PLU for 39 years beginning in 1 9 1 3 . Gertrude Tingel s t a d , listed on rosters as librarian from 1949-53, was Stuen's associate, according to Haley. Haley j oined the staff in 1 951 . " Tacoma is my hometown, " he said . "I wanted to make a con-

tribu ' on here and I fel t P L U o f f e r e d a n o p p o r t u n i t y fo r creative, p rofessional haUenge . " Haley had previously served a s a Methodist pasto for 1 5 years . D u ri n g a period of s ervice i n South Dakota in the late '30 ' s he said he " expenenced the strength of the Lutheran chu rch in support of its schools . " That experience was a factor in his 1a ter decision to come to PLU. A ft e r y e a rs of s e rvi n g c n­ gregations in Il linoi s , M a s s a c h u setts , South Dakota and Washington, Haley returned to school . He earned a master's degree a t D rew University in 1946 and studied at the University of Zurich and Cambridge Universi­ t y f r o m 1 9 4 6 - 4 8 . I n 1 9 5 0 he received his hbrarianship degree at the University of Washington. In addition to his influence in t h e d e v e l o p m e n t o f t h e PLU library syste , Haley' s experience has also been of value to libraries across the country. His consulting services have been requested frequentl y. His recent consulting activities have involv ed Will a mette a n d J a m e s t o w n u n i ve r s i t i e s , Gettysburg College a n d a o g a m o n C o l l e g e H fl l e y expects to continue his consulting a c t i v i t i e s following his retirement. He views the completion and smooth operation of Mo rtvedt Library as his greatest satisfac­ tion during his long association with PLU. And he concludes his tenure confident in the knowledge that he is passing on an efficient, w e l l - m a n a ged program t h a t w i l l s e r v e t h e u n i v e rs ity for many years into the future.


Independent Colleges A Vital Ass et To Community PLU Anticipates Another R ecord Enrollment This Fall Dr. William Rieke By Willi am O. Rieke, M.D. President, Pacific Lutheran University

A l t h o u g h P a c i f i c Lu theran University is currently exp erienc ing no difficulty with attracting students - indeed ap­ plications for admis sion to fall 1976 classes are running 20 per cent ahead of current record year enrollment - private colleges and universities sometimes have an identity problem outside their immediate communities or con­ stituencie s . One m a y o n l y be familiar with the prow ss, or lack thereof, of their athletic teams or p erfo rming gro u p s . general image seems to be "high quality, but expensive higher education . " It is not widely known that in­ d e p e n d e n t c o l l e g e s a n d u n i�� versities are also vit I economic assets in their communities and the state . Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versi t y , for instanc e , provides jobs for more than 600 people on campus. The demand of the uni­ versity and its personnel a n d students for goods and services makes possible an additional 600 jobs off campus in the communi­ ty . In fact, PLU is one of Pierce County 's 10 largest employers. Taco m a ' s t w o p r i v a t e u n i ­ versities, PLU and the University of Puget Sound, make a combined annual economic i m pact com­ parable to t h e internationally­ known Port of Taco m a ! Their annual impact is over $55 million ; the port h a s been rated at $63 million. In a ddition , $900,000 in state sales tax revenue was generated by PLU and its employees last year. Auditoriums, lecture halls , meeting rooms and recreational _

PL U Official Bicentennial University Pacific Lutheran University has been officially designated as a Bicentennial University under the national Bicentennial College and University campus progra m, a c c o rd i n g to Wesley Phillips, regional director of the American R e v olution B i c e n t e n n ial Administration. The honor was based on sub­ mission of a schedule of Bicentennial programs and pro­ j e cts at PLU w h i c h b e g a n i n January 1975 and continues into this coming su m m e r . E v e n t s have included concerts featuring American composer s , pla y s w r i t t e n b y A m e r i c a n playwri ghts, lectures, debates and special progra ms. Twenty-eight were originall y s u b m i t ted for c o n si deration ; many others have been added t h roughout the year. Activities this May have an almost com­ plete A m e r i c a n B i ce ntennial flavor.

facilities available for communi­ t y u s e w o u l d cos t the county millions to duplicate. Most of the buildings and land were purchased or given through the support of indi viduals and firms who wanted to preserve and assure the type of education we provide . Other s el f- a mortizi n g f a c i l i ti e s were m ade possible through governmental loans. You can imagine the cost to the state to constr u c t or p u r c h a s e t h e forty-two buildings that comprise the PL U campu s . But most i mp ortant, we believe, is the fact the PLU saves, s t a t e r e s i d ents $4 . 6 million a ye a r ! I f the 2 , 300 Washington

state res idents attending PLU were to attend state colleges, it c o u l d c o s t u s t a x p a yers that much more ! Multipl y the amount by the state ' s 10 independent col­ leges and universities and you in­ deed have an impressive total . And finall y, a school like PLU is not as expensive or ex l usive as one might believ e. S ubs ta nti al fi nancial as s ista nce p ackage can brin g the cost o f p r i va t e e duca t io n with in t h e range of most people. W h e n o n e co ns ider s higher education today, the role of in­ dependent coll eges d eserves a closer look. These colleges offer a worthy educational alternative at a mini m u m c o s t to t h e c o m ­ munity. A f a c t o r re l a t e d t o o u r economic impact is our currently increasing enrollment. We are li­ terally bursting at the seams as far as housing on ca mpus is con­ cern e d . E very a vailable space has been pressed into service and been secured by deposit. We have placed appeals with members of t h e fa c u l t y a n d s t aff, local churches and the general com­ munity for consideration of room rental for students. In line with our philosophy of a resident educational experience, we want to m a intain our long­ standing policy of having full ­ time freshmen and sophomores li v e o n t h e c a m p u s . U p ­ perclassmen have the option of independent living quarters, thus making room for new students. Full housing capacity i n residence halls is approximately 1750, with 870 full-time students living off campus. The remainder of our 3500 total student body is made up of part-time students, all of whom live in private homes or apartments. However, there is still room in o u r c l a s s e s fo r add itional students, provided they can find suitable places to live . I become incre a s i n g l y c o n ­ fident that students are drawn to PLU because of the high quality of our academic offerings, cou­ pled with a Christian emphasis which encourages exploration of the values and purpose of their lives. As we continue to study new avenues for providing facilities and resources such a program re­ quires , we realize our dependence on all elements of our constituency. Your conti nuing concern has allowed us to remain a vigorous and productive force i n o u r co m m u n i t y , state and nation.


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Q Club Year

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By Ed Larson

By David Berntsen Director of Development

Di re c to r of Adm issions

Director of Planned Giving

Recently a card was received in our office asking for informa­ tion on " giving throu gh o ne ' s w i l l . " T h i s was a reply card which had gone out with one of our deferred giving mailings offering additional data along those lines. However, there was a certain irony about this incident. The v e r y s a m e day that the card arrived at the university we also received news that the person re­ questing the infor m a t i o n h a d passed away. The intentions were sincere, but too late ! Giving through one ' s will is not a privilege reserved only for the wealthy. Regardless of the size of the estate, all of us who have chosen to support a particular charity in our lifetime have the opportunity of making a final gift. We can achieve that desired goal either by designating a fixed dol­ lar amount or a stated percentage of our estate. In some cases, where there are heirs to be considered, a charity may be l isted as a contingent b e n e f i c i a r y . L a ter, when the heirs have reached a point of self­ sufficiency, an individual may choose to make the chari t y a direct beneficiary for a portion or all of the estate . Reviewing of o n e ' s will f r o m time to time allows a person to make such con­ siderations. F o r fu r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n regarding giving through one's will contact : Edgar Larson Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Wash. 98447 (206 ) 531-6900, ext. 232

This year's Q Club banquet on May 10 promises to be a very special eveni n g . D r . W i l l i a m F oe g e '57 i s the speaker. His a m a z i n g w o r k in p r e v e n t i v e medicine has led to the elimina­ tion of smallpox from the entire world ! (See "Death of a Plague , " page 1 1 ) . Special music will be provided by the University Chorale under the direction of Edward Harmic. And the Board of Regents will be meeting that day so members will be provided with up-to-date in­ formation on the board' s latest decisions. • As of April 20 we had 526 Q C l u b me m b e r s , i n c l ud i n g 8 8 F ellows ! There h a s been a n excellent spirit o f e nthusiasm, s h a ring a nd growth at recent luncheons for prospective members. • O u r f i n a l l u n c h e o n fo r potential Q Club members this school year will be held May 3 in the Regency Room. If you know of anyone who might be curious, in­ vite them to attend with you. Let me know how many to expect by calling 531-6900, ext. 232. • With great pride we note that the daughter of one of our Q Club couples ( M r . and M r s . E r n i e H o p p ) w a s s e l e c t e d D a ffodil Festival Queen this month. Renee Hopp plans to attend PLU, as do several princesses in her court. It is with difficulty that I report on the very serious condition of t w o o f o u r m e m be r s , E rnest Harmon, our club vice-president, a ch arte� member and Fellow, and Rev. James Beckman, uni­ versity minister at PLU . E rnie is at Madigan Army Hospital, Ward I I , Tacoma. Jim is at Swedish Hospital, 1212 Columbia, Seattle. B o t h E r n ie and Jim would appreciate cards and letters. For your vision and willingness to help others, I thank you and praise God.

By Jim Van Beek

Applications for admission and requests for on-campus housing for fall 1976 have been received at a record pace ! By March 22 we had offered a d m i s s i o n to 9 7 5 freshme n , eight more than the final figure for last fall and as of this writing , offers total 1026. Transfer s t u d e n t a d m i s s i o n s were also significantly above our previous experience. In early March all on-campus housing for new female students had been assigned and a waiting list was established. Because of the size of the waiting list, it was decided on April 6 to close admis­ s i o n to a d d i t i o n a l fres h m a n females who would require hous­ ing . Female transfer applicants are still being accepted with the condition that they are approved for and locate off-campus hous­ ing. It now appears that within a few days it will also be necessary t o begin p l a c i n g new male students on a w a iting list f o r residence hall space . We are grateful for this u n ­ precedented interest i n P LU and wish to express appreciation to all who have been "recruiting" for us. We need all of you to con­ tinue supporting the university in this and other ways. As you dis­ cuss PL U with your friends and r e l a ti v e s , p l e a s e e n c o u r a g e prospective applicants to com­ plete application requ irements for admission, financial aid, and housing by March 1. Following t h i s and other guidelines p u b l i c i z e d w i l l m a xi m i z e opportunities for us to meet the applicant's needs. The present situation of more and e a r l i e r a p p l i c a t i o n s h a s created new and difficult prob­ lems, but we will attempt to deal with them in as fair and equitable a manner as possible. Your com­ ments and concerns are welcome as we continue to work toward providing students with a smooth transition to PL U.

Dear Dr. Rieke : C o n g r a t u l a t ions on the February issue of Scene. Would it be possible for me to secure one additional copy so I can have the original to share with our Campus Master Plan Architect and the s e c o n d c o p y f o r our Campus Landscape Architect ? Are plans available for the lake ? We have a lake master planned on our campus which has not yet been cons tructed and the t w o illustrations, i n particular, i n the latest issue of Scene would be very helpful in the study of our own situation. P acific Lutheran University c ertainly outdid itself on that particular issue of Scene . It was beautiful. My congratul ations and best wishes to you. Oden W. Hansen, E d . D . Dean, Campus Development and Utilization Humboldt State University Dear Editor : Dean of Campus Development and U t i l i z a tion, D r . Oden W. Hansen, Hu mboldt S t a t e U n i ­ versity has forwarded a copy of the February issue of SCENE. Expressions and photographs by Professor Fred Tobiaso n ' s 'The Campus - A Total Living Community' were t h o r o u g h l y appreciated by one who confronts the c h a l l e n g e s of l a nd s c a p e design. To attain and maintain the con­ s i s t e n c y w i t h n a t u r e a n d to harmonize with its surroundings i n the threat of cree ping urbanization is truly a mark of good planning. I w i sh to com­ pliment Professor Tobiason, the University, its staff, the student body a n d a l u m n i for h a v i n g achieved this end . Very truly yours, Casey A. Kawamoto, ASLA Master Plan Landscape Architect Humboldt State University

In an e f f o r t to i n c r e a s e dialogue between PLU and its c o n s t i t u e n c y , a l umni and friends, we invite you to write Letters to the Scene Editor to be published in future issues. A d d r e s s l e t t e r s to S c e n e Editor, Office of University Relations, PLU.


Notes PLU Student E arns $7,000 Fellowship To Columbia

Tuition Is Up For 1976-77 School Year Citing the need to " widen and deepen the quality of our ac ademic pro g r a m , " P a c i f i c L u ther an U n i v e rs ity President Dr. Willia m O. Rieke recently a n n o u nced a 1 0 . 8 per cent in­ c r e a s e i n total a n n u a l cos t s e ffec t i v e d un ng t h e 1 976-77 academ ic y e a r at PLU . T h e im pact of the tuition in­ crea se from $2 , 400 d uring the c u rrent yea r to $2 , 688 will be lessened by a 12 per cent increase in PLU financial aid available to eligible students , he indicated . Board a n d room charges will increase from $ 1 , 200 to $1 , 30 0 , according t o Rieke. The tuition m e a s u r e s w e r e approved b y the PLU Board of Regents d ur i n g i t s q u a r t e r l y meeting Feb. 23. Several factors involved in the d e c i s i o n , Rieke indicated , in­ cluded the need to maintain a competitive position with other institutions and yet be able to offer s alaries which retain and attract highly qualified faculty and staff. With regards to competi tive p o s i t i o n , P L U remains in the lower half of the cost scale in com­ parison with 14 similar Lutheran and northwest private colleges for the 1976-77 school year, he ex­ plained. " C a r e f u l l y c o n t r o l l e d in­ creases in personnel will respond t o t h e n e e d s of an e n l a r g e d s t u d e n t b o d y , a s well as a n expanded curriculum in certain areas , " Rieke said. In his comments before the board , Rieke a n n o u n c e d t h a t s tudent acceptances for 1976-77 are 30 per cent higher than they were at the same time last year. He also cited the need for addi­ tional faculty to support the new School of Nursing c urric u l u m , a nticipated national accredita­ tion of the master' s program in business administration, and the new Integrated Studies program. C o s t o f l i v i n g a nd s elected merit salary increases a s well as r e s p o n s e t o i n f l a t i o na ry pressures were a l s o n o t e d a s budget factors. In other business the B o ard a p p r oved the retention of the James R . McGranahan a rchitectural firm of Tacoma . The firm will c o n d u c t s p a c e u tilization feasibility studies on campus during the next several months. According to Rieke, the s t u d i e s a r e t h e fir s t s t e p i n development of a new institution­ al long-range plan. Selection of a long-range plan­ ning consulta n t , G e o r g e W . Wickstead of Sea Island, Calif . , was also approved b y the Board.

Chemistry professor Dr. William Giddings explains the operation of a new gas chromatograph purchased by the chemistry department as the result of a $12,800 grant from the National Science Founda­ tion.

NSF Grant Provides New Chemistry Equipment A $ 1 2 , 800 grant used for the purchase of scientific equipment has been awarded to the Pacific Lutheran University Department of Chemistry by the National Sci­ ence Foundation. T h e g r a n t , m a t c h e d by a n equal amount from u niversity f u n d s , h a s b e e n u s ed for the purchase of three scientific in­ s tr u m e n t s a n d a computer, according to Dr. Fred Tobiason, department chairman. " The three instru ments , a n a t o m i c a b s o r b ti o n - e m i s s i o n s p e c t r o m e t e r , a g a s c h ro m a t o g r a p h a nd a l i q u i d chromatograph, will b e applied i n many ways i n organic, physical and analytical chemistry courses, as well as bio-chemistry and pre-medic al classes , " Tobiason said . Availability of the computer will help increase the amount of student laboratory work accom­ plished in the time available, he indicated. The grant proposal was written by Tobiason and Dr. Lawrence L a y m a n , assistant professor of chemistry. It was one of the 547 p ropos als funded by NSF from among nearly 1 , 900 submissions.

PLU Debate Squad Fifth In Country The Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty c r o s s - e x a m i n a t i o n d e b a te te a m h a s p l a c e d fifth i n t h e country i n a year-long series of sweepstak e s competitions sponsored by the Cross Examina­ tion Debate Association. Announcement of the national ranking was made by Jeff Wiles, director of forensics at PLU. PLU debaters Ray Heacox and John Collins, both seniors, pulled the PLU team up to fifth with a third-place finish in the year's final C E D A com p e t i t i o n h e l d r e c e n t l y a t t h e U niversity o f Nevada-Reno. After earning a p erfect 6-0 ranking in preliminary rounds, they lost to the meet and national champion, Brigham You n g U niversity , i n the semi-finals. Heacox, a Tacoman, and Col­ lins, of Salem, Ore . , were the top point winners on the young 20member PLU debate squad dur� ing the season. Top five national sweepstakes winners, according to Wiles , in­ cluded Brigham Young, first ; California State-Long Beach, sec­ ond ; University of Oregon, third ; C a l i f o r n i a S t a t e - N o r t h r i d ge , fourth ; and PL U, fifth. Other top-ranked t e a m s i n ­ c l uded U niversity o f Arizon a , University o f W y o m i n g , U n i ­ v ersity of S outhern California, Stanford and Princeton. This year's CEDA competitors debated the topic, " Re solved : that education has failed its mis­ sion in the United States . "

A $7,00 fel low s hip for graduate s t u d y i n phys ics h a s b e e n a w a r de d to a P a c ific Lutheran U n i ve rs ity senior b y Columbia University Edward Poo n , 22, a native of Hong Kong , will graduate from PLU this spring and begin studies at the New York-based institution ­ next fall . H i s f e l l ow s h i p w i l l ­ provide full tuition and fees and a monthly stipend. At Columbia, Poon plans t o specialize in nuclear phy s i c s research. During his career at PLU he has participated in an un­ d e r g r a duate research proj ect and co-authored a paper with Dr. K . T . Tang which was published in the " Journal of the Optical Socie­ ty of America . " Tang is professor of physics at PLU. Poon will become the seventh PLU sciences student of Chinese extraction to undertake graduate _ studies at Columbia in the past ­ three years. The group includes Pak Toon Gee, who also received a $7,000 fellowship in 1973, and Poon ' s brother and sister-in-law, Raymond Poon and Alice Wong, now in their first year of graduate engineering study at Columbia. Poon attributes the success of Chinese students in the sciences to the difficult course of study and high degree of science emphasis in Hong Kong high s chool s . I t gives them a valuable head start in the field when they get to col­ lege, he indicated. "Competition in Hong Kong schools is also very high , " he added .

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News Notes PLU Summe r School Offers E nrichmen t, New Skills By Jim Peterson

Our world is changing rapidl y. Often the people who are mos aware of the changes are adults who already have spent many years pursuing a career or rais­ ing a family. Once they may have felt that they we re through with school when they graduated from high school or college. Now those in careers are realizin g that one of the keys to more job satisfaction or advancem e nt is continuin g education . here are also many who have been busy ra i s i n g families d serving in the com­ munity. Accustomed to living for others, their families and friends, they often reach a point, however, when they begin to ask, "What about me and the rest of my life ? " A r e t u r n to s c h o o l c o u l d p ro v i d e t h e a n s w e r . C a r i n g educators can recall and recite hundreds of examples of mature m e n a n d women who have . broadened vastly the horizons of their lives by retu rning to the clas sroom. F o r s o m e p e r s o n s , f u rther study i s almost manda tory to keep up or to get ahead in their fields. For countless others, it is often a matter of enrichment, of exploring different fields o f knowledge, o f considering new ideas. With respect to countless issues affecting our daily lives, every­ day information available to us simply is no longer sufficient to d e v e l o p understand i n g . The questions abound : How do I cope with my teena ged children ? Why is the economy in the shape it is in and what can I do about it ? How can I eal with ou r c ha n g i n g s y s t e m o f v a l u e s ? Th ere are many more. Or a person may be interested in gaining a new skill or pursuing a subject of special interest - art, music, communications , l i t e r a t u r e , h i s t o r y or o t h e r specialized areas. H o n e is r e t u r n i ng to t h e classroom aft e r a n u m b e r of years, summer is the best time of the year to start. One woman who attended last year observed , "I d id n ' t know how I ' d fit i n with a younger crowd . " During the s u m m e r , however, there is a much larger percentage of adult students on c a m p u s . A nd they find that professors welcome them in a classroom. Their experience and m a t u r e p e r s p ec t i v e c a n a d d

enriching dimensions to the clas s. Summer classes are informal, mo re flexible , less structured. And there are m a ny different ways to participate. There is a full complement of regular four­ week courses , but there are also d o z e n s o f wo r k s h o p s a n d s e m inars ra nging from a few days to a few weeks in length . The curriculum is of the same high quality offered duri ng the regular school year. In addition to a broad selection of traditional courses , there is a variety of in­ novative, experimen al offerings c overing contemp orary i s s ues and per pectiv es in m a n fields . Designed for both graduate and undergraduate s t u dents , the p ro g r a m serves teachers a n d ad mi ni s t r a t o r s s e e k i n g credentials and special courses, fr e sh m e n d e s i r i n g to b e g i n s t udy, returnin g s tudents and many others. Masters degree programs are offered in elementary education, secondary education, counseling and guidance, school administra­ tion, music, humanities, business administration, publi c administration, social sciences, natural sci enc e s a n d rna thema tics. T h e re a r e u n d e r g r a d u a t e o ffe i n g s i n 20 major subj ect a r e a s . In a l l , more t h a n 200 courses are available . The PLU summer program is r at e d a m ong the strongest of private colleges in the northwest. Last year nearly 2,400 students enrolled, reflecting an average increase of nearly 1 0 per cent over the past five years. "School no longer ends when summer begins , " D r . Richard M o e , D e a n of G r a d u a t e a n d Summer Studies, remarked. "In fact, for a growing number of peo­ ple, school begins when summer starts . " "It seems apparent that people are finding summer an excellent time to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning, " he concluded . S u m m e r a l s o o f f e r s ". e w relationships with faculty. They too look forward to the summer as a time when they can offer in­ novative, exploratory course con­ tent, spanning a broad range of contemporary iss ues in ma n y fields. They ca n take advantage of long summer days for field trips to l o c a l u r b a n , a q u a t i c o r w i lderness laboratories . They can simply decide to convene c l a s s o n one of t h e s p a c ious campus lawns. Smaller classes in the summer make possible more flexi bility , g r e a t e r d i a lo g u e a n d c l o s e r s tudent-teacher relationsh i p s . V i s i t i n g faculty me mbers provide new regio nal, national and international perspectives .

the are a ' s natural wonders l a k e s , s t re a m s , salt water beache s , mountain t r a i l s a n d campgrounds. The PLU summer p ro g r a m o f f e r s w e e k e n d adventures, including mountain climbing, nature hikes , s a l mon and trout fishing, sightseeing and many others .

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Free summer session catalogs are available by contacting Dean of Summer Sessions, PLU (5316900 ext. 209 ) .

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'Happenings ' A Summer Attraction " Happeni ngs " are an added summer attraction. The universi­ ty i n i t i a t ed t h e s e free -form events to provide both a source of entertainment and a stimulation of discussion and debate. Programs provide a forum to explore current events and issue s as well as a stage for drama, music , and poetry . There is a w e e k l y i l l u s t rated lecture on Puget Sound area recreational opportunities as well as regular worship services. " Happenings" are scheduled at 10 : 05 a . m . daily. A number of "Happenings" dates are still av­ ailable to allow for student re­ quests and input. It is easy to combine a vacation w it h s u m m e r s t u d y at P L U . Northwest na t i v e a n d v i s i t o r alike can enjoy the proximity to

Viola specialist Julia Harris of t h e T u l s a Philharmo ni c Orchestra w i l l be a m o n g t h e special guest instructors a t the 1976 Northwest Summe r Music Camp, to be held at PLU July 18-24. Harris will be joined by Larry Curtis, band and orchestra con­ ductor, from California State Uni­ versity at Long Beach, and Don Cammack, clarinet clinician and performer. The three s p e c i a l guests will join music educators from PLU in conducting a week of intensive study for music students from grades 8-12. D a i l y e v e n ts include choir, band and orchestra rehearsals ; keyboard ; ensemble s ; clinics ; j azz band ; individual practice time ; lessons and programs . In addition, a student variety night, evening recitals , s p ecial prog­ rams and seminars are planned. Solo and ensemble contests are scheduled throughout the week. At the conclusion of the seventh annual c a m p a f i n a l c o n c e rt featuring the orchestra, band, choir and piano ensembles will be given for the public. Students live i n c a m p u s residence halls during their stay at PLU. The total camp cost of $95 includes tuition, room and board. Camp students are allowed use of P L U recreational facilities in­ cluding tennis, golf, swimming and University Center activities. Picnics , socials and an evening dance are planned for additional recreation. Kathy Miller, 1975 camp sec­ retary, said that over 200 students attended last year's camp. "The music camp is fun ; the kids love it," she said. "In addition, it helps develop good musicians . " Com­ plete i nfo rma tion on the camp can be obtained by con tacting C a m p D i rector L arry Meyer , N o rt h w e s t S u m m e r M u s i c Camp, Pa cific L u t h e r a n U n i ­ versity , Tacoma, Wash. 98447.


Club For PLU Parents Organized

A new PLU Parents Council, organized in March, includes from left, seated : Mrs. Lucille Giroux, Mrs. Ernest Hopp, Mr. Hopp, Mrs. Palmer Gedde, and Mrs. William O. Rieke. Standing : Rev. Milton Nesvig, William Tennesen, Mrs. Tennesen, Earl Brown, Mrs. Brown, Robert Nieman, Mrs. Nieman, Rev. Gedde and Dr. Rieke.

May Events Climax Busy School Year Final Norwegi a n - A m e r i c a n Sesquicentennial events and a wide selection of concerts high­ light a busy month of May as PLU nears the end of the 1975-76 school year. A Festival of Norway begin­ ning at 11 a . m . May 1 will feature art, crafts, food, costumes, films, l i t e r a t u re and o t h e r ex hibits throughou t the day. The annual May Festival, which this year w il l a l so feature h i s t or i c American dances in honor of the Bicentennial, will conclude the d a y ' s activities at 8 : 15 p.m. in Olson Auditorium. N orwegian profe ssor Audun Toven will deliver the final Ses­ quicentennial lecture May 5 at 7 : 30 p . m . i n t h e U ni v e r s i t y Center. Pianist Will i a m D o p p m a n n will be the featured soloist during the final Unive rsity Symphony Orchestra Concert May 4 at 8: 15 p.m. in Eastvold Auditorium. The concert is one of three that week with a j azz music the m e . The P L U J a zz C h o i r a n d Jazz Ensemble will perform on May 5th and 6th respectively . Balcom and Morris, a piano­ vocal duo which specializes in popular tunes from the Gay '90's to the 1930's complete with period costu m e s , p r e s e n t s t h e f i n a l Artist Series program o f the year May 12. A l p h a P s i O m e g a p r e sents �'Rel>ecca" by Daphne DeMauri­ er on the Cave stage May 6-8. Se n i o r P a u l a J a s p e r is t h e director. Hawaiian pop s i n g e r s K a l a p a n a c o m e to Olson Au-

ditorium May 7, and the P L U Dance Ensemble will present two evenings of dance programs May 14-15. The Concert Band appears in concert May 1 1 . Commencement exercises will be held in Olson Auditorium Sun­ day, May 23, at 3 p . m . Consult the back page calendar for further scheduling informa­ tion or call the University Center at PLU.

New Books Authored By PLU Profs Two new book s a uthored b y P a c i f i c L u t h e r a n U n i v e r s i ty professors have h i t t h e bookstands in recent weeks . Dr. Robert Stivers, a s s istant professor of religion, is the author of T h e S u s t a i n a b l e S o c i e t y , published by Westminster Press. In t h e vol u m e D r . S t i v e r s a s s e r t s t h a t n e i t h e r u n­ diffe rentiated gro w t h n o r n o ­ growth are solutions to society's basic e conomic question s . He sees the sustainable society as con s i s t i n g of an e q u i l i b r i u m economy i n balance with nature, a new global political structure and a new world view stressing "nature and persons , realism and hope . " E c o n o m i c s p r o fe s s o r s D r . S t a n l e y B rue and Dr. Donald Wentworth have collaborated on a text, Economic Scenes : Theory in Today's World. It is published by Prentice-Hall Inc . Economic Scenes is a lively, e n gaging text that presents a selection of key e conomic con­ cepts neces sary for beginning students to understand the func­ tioning and malfunctioning of the American economy. It particu­ l a rl y e m p h a s i z es t h e h u m a n behavior dimension i n economics.

A Parents Club was organized on campus Ma rch 13 at the time of the an nu al Parents Wee k e n d . Parents of full-time students at PLU are considered members of the club. Purpo s e of t h e c l u b i s to generate and maintain goodwill and support by parents of PLU ' s p r o g r a m o f C h r i s t i a n h i gher education. The club will serve to inform parents about the University, its objectives and its plans. There is no constitution or by­ l a w s for the new club . Its organization will be informal. A Parents Council will direct the activities of the Club. P ro j e c t s w h ich the Council drew u p a t its f i r s t m e e t i n g include : 1 . Meeting parents of n e w students when they come to the campus on the first day of the fall semester. 2. Encouraging p ro s p ec t i v e college students t o consider P LU . 3 . Participate in PLU meetings ( s uch as Alumni Chapte rs ) in home communities. 4. Attend appearances of PLU musical groups, athletic teams, etc . in local com munities, and encourage others to come . 5. Be resource persons in their com munities for the university, and its needs. 6. To remember the university regularly in prayer that God will bless and keep its students, facul­ ty and staff.

Mr. and Mrs. William Tennesen of Bremerton. President and Mrs . William O. Rieke and Mrs. Lucille Giroux, director of University Relations. are advisory members. The Rev. M ilton Nesvig, assistant to the presiden t, is the University rep­ resentative to the Council and the Parents lub. The next meeting of the Council will be held Saturday. May 22, at 8 a . m . in the Uni ersity Center. It is expected that the Council will meet four times annually. The Parents Club has its own office on campus. It is located in the Alumni House at the corner of Park and S. 123rd St. Parents are invited to stop in for a visit.

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An I n v i t a t i o n to P a r e n t s o f Seniors The Parents Club will hold a coffee h ur for the parents o f g r a d u a t i n g seniors Saturday morning, May 22, from 9 : 30 to 1 l : 00 0' clock i n the Regency Room in the University Center. All parents are welcome to attend this event which will be hosted by members of the Parents Council.

Parents Council Organized The Parents Cou ncil, the in· formal directional group for the Parents Club, held its organiza­ tional meeting on campus March 13. The primary role of the Council is to direct the activities of the Parents Club. Its members were a p po i n t e d by t h e U n i ve r s i t y administration. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hopp of P u y a l l u p w e r e e l e c t e d c o­ chairmen of the Council. Other m em bers of the group include Mr. and Mr s . E a r l B ro w n o f Milton-Freewater, Ore . , the Rev. and Mrs. Palmer Gedde of Rich­ l a nd , M r . a n d M r s . R o b e rt Nieman of Merc er Island, and

Dr. Robert Mortvedt Dr. Robert Mortvedt, president emeritus of Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity, is the honorary chairman of a $750,000 capital fund appeal for Tacoma Lutheran Home and Retirement Community. The " L utheran Home C ampai g n , " c o n d u c t e d b y Lutheran Community Services, was officially announced in early March. The proposed new project will include a 2 1 0-bed nursing care facility with an initial 1 00 retirement apartments. It will be located on a 2O-acre site north of the Highland Golf Course in the north end of Tacoma. Total pro­ jected cost is $3 million, with con­ struction scheduled to begin next spring. Dr. Mortvedt was slowed this spring by surgery for an aortic aneury s m March 24 . H e i s recovering satisfactorily, howev­ er, and is participating in the c a m paign by helping prepare promotional m a t e r i a l s a t h i s home i n Gig Harbor.


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e Alumnus Instrumental In S mall Pox Conquest Is Q Club Speaker May 10th Smallpox, a n acute, highly con­ tagious, often fatal disease feared as a killer plague for centuries, h a s been v i rtually eradica ted from the earth, according to Dr. William H. Foege. Dr. Foege, ass i s t a n t to t h e director o f the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., has in­ d i c a ted that the last cases of s m a l l p o x in t h e w o r l d w e r e reported in Ethiopia earlier this year. A m a s s i v e 1 0 - y e a r globa l effort, coordinated b y Dr. Foege through the auspices of the World Health Organization, previously elim inated the disease in India and throughout the countries of Africa. Dr. Foege, 40, will deliver a s e r i e s o f l e c t u r e s at Pacific Lutheran U niversity Mond a y , May 10. A 1957 PLU alumnus, Dr. Foege will explain the smallpox e r adic ation p rogram during a lecture, "Death of a Plague," at PLU' s annual Q Club banquet at 6 : 45 p . m . in the University Cent­ er. He will also speak at a 10 : 30 a . m . chapel service at Trinity Lutheran Church and at a Xavier Hall forum at 3 : 30 p . m . Both of the latter programs are open to the public. The 500-member Q Club is a university patron's organization at PLU. Dr. Foege became involved in the smallpox eradication effort in 1 9 6 6 , t h e year t h a t m e m b e r cou ntries of the World Hea lth

Organization set as an objective a s m a l l p o x - f r e e w o rld by 1976. Serving as an epidemiologist in Nigeria at the time, Dr. Foege made discoveries that changed t h e c o u r s e of t h e w o r l d w i d e campaign. Responding to a call for help in dealing with a smallpox outbreak in Ogoja Province, Dr. Foege and his staff discovered that the dis­ ease disappeared in the area in a matter of w e e k s t h r o u g h t h e p r ocess o f determining which villages were infected and p roviding total vaccination in those and surrounding villages. In the 175 years since smallpox vaccine was develope d , m a s s general vaccina tions had been relied u p o n , b u t u s i n g t h a t method, it is difficult to vaccinate a suffi cient percent a ge of the p o p u l a t i o n t o e r a d i c a t e the disease. S m a l lpox di sappeared in Nigeria by July 1967 as a result of the continuation and expansion of Foege' s technique. Named chief of operations for West Africa by the National Communicable Dis­ e a s e Center, Foege helped elimin a t e the d i s e a s e in 20 countries o f West and C entral Africa by 1970. I n 1 9 69 B r a z i l a d o p ted the strategy and by 1971 was free of smallpox. Indonesia followed suit and became free of smallpox in 1972. By 1973, 25 of the 30 endemic c o u n t r i e s in t h e w o r l d w e re s m a l l p o x f r e e and o n l y f i v e c o u n t ri e s , S udan, Ethiop i a , Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, still suffered outbreaks. The Indian gove r n m e n t adopted surveillance techniques on a massive scale and was actu­ ally searching 30 million houses once a month in 1974. There have been no actual cases there since last May, in stark contrast to

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1 1 ,700 cases in a single Indian state in one week in 1974. B a ngladesh reported its last case in October 1975, and E t h i o p i a , t h e last s m allpox country, was free o f the disease earlier this year. Foege spea rheaded t h e massive campaign as director of the smallpox eradication prog­ ram for the Center fo r Disease Control from 1970-73. From 197375 he served as medical officer for the World Health Organization in New Dehli, India . Foege attributes the unique w o r l d - w i d e a c c o m p l i s h m ent, which may mean a Nobel Prize for himself or the WHO, to "glob­ al social will" and the fact that s m a l l p o x was attacked as a n administrative p roblem rather

than strictly a medical problem. "It also took a combination of a W o r l d H e a l t h O r ga n iz a t i o n , which had the authority to eradicate smallpox because it represented the countries of the world, and the Center for Disease Control, which provided people and support, to get the job accom­ plished, " he said.


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Honors Follow Steen' s Radio, TV Succes ses B y Judy Carlson A professional broadcaster for 23 years, Paul Steen ( ' 54 ) has had

his share of success and awards. L a s t y e a r he w a s a p p o i n t e d general manager at S a n Diego State U ni versity ' s p u blic T . V. station. This year he was selected a s P r e s i d e n t of t h e W e s t e r n Educational Network. Programs that he has directed and produced have won the Na­ t i o n a l E ducational Telev i s ion award for Excellence, as well as numerous Golden Mike Awards. They' ve been broadc�st locally, r e g i o n a l l y , and n atlOnally on PBS. S t e e n h a s had contact with PLU ever since he was a boy. His father was pastor at nearby Trini­ ty Lutheran Church. For college h e c ros s e d the street and attended PLU, a nd t h e r e received a B .A . in music/speech. After serving in the A r m y and receiving his masters in televi­ sion at Syracuse, he worked at both commercial and public teleision stations. In 1960 PLU wanted him back, so he retu rned to be a s s istant professor of telecommunications . With financial help from the Ford Foundation, Steen developed an e x t e n s iv e c l o s e d c i r c u i t T V system for PLU which was used to teach three classes . In 1964 he began his push to put a radio sta­ tion on the air, and the system was installed in 1966. Both T.V. and radio s t a t i o n s a r e s t i l l flourishing. Steen's cohorts while at PLU, Prof. Judd Doughty and engineer Dave Christian , remember Steen's antics : shooting flies with . rubberbands, his good aim with e x a c t o knive s , and h i s sports jackpots. But they also are full of

superlatives for Steen ' s drive and hard work. "He's the kind of man you have great respect for , " said Doughty. " H e ' s very bright, very com­ mitted, and w ith all k i n d s o f e nerg y . In addition, he's an e x c e l l e nt t e a c h e r w i t h g o o d student rapport. " I n 1967, Steen was offered a senior producer/director position at KPBS a brand new station at San Die o State University. He q u i c k l y r o s e t o d i r e <7 t o r o f o p e r a t i o n s , a n d t h e n 1 0 1 9 73 became acting general manager. In May of 1974 he ceased acting and became the official general manager for the station. At SDSU, Steen has continued teaching. Each year he teaches several classes for the D e p a r t m e n t 0 f T e l e­ com munications and Film, and currently he is team teaching a course in educational Broadcast Institute on Film Production for t h e N a t i o n al A s s o c i a t i o n o f Educational Broadcasters. During Steen' s tenure as sta­ tion manager, KPBS has offered a very s u c c e s sful prog�a m service called Sounds of Sight. This program is geared toward audiences that are print hand­ icapped - those people who are either legally blind or who have physical handicaps which prevents their use of the printed page as a normal source of in­ formation . The reading service is presented on a subchannel of the s tation ' s broadcast frequency, and is on the air 10 hours a day s e v e n d a y s a week. Special receivers are neces s a r y . T h e p r o gram ' s initi !i l servic � w a s designed to prOVide a readmg of the morning and evening news­ papers . As the service has grown they have added additional time­ ly publications such as current best-selling novels. Steen finds time for a personal life too. He is married and has two children, Michael, 16, and M e l a n i e , 1 3 . H e ' s a n a c co m­ plished m u s i c i a n and a n av i d golfer.

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The Alumni A ssociation has contributed over $30,000 to their two scholarship progra m s i n ­ i t i a te d t his yea r , repo rted Al Perry, '65 director of the Financi­ al Aid Office. The Alumni Dependent Scho­ larship gives $100 to any studen t whose paren attended PLU for at l e a s t a y e a r , and the Al u m n i Merit Scholarship awards $1,000 to five students from each clas s . Eighty-six De pendent Scholarships were granted this year, and Perry projects. an even higher n u m ber to be glVen out next year. "So far, 98 incoming f r e s h m a n are eligible for the award, " he said, . . and all the r e t u r n i n g s t u d e n t s c a n h ave theirs renewed. " T h e o n l y q u a l i fic a tions a student must have is that he be a full time student for both spring and fall semesters, and that he be f i n a n c i a l l y d e p e n d e nt on his parents. The award is made for spring semester. Students must apply for the award by Dec. 1, 1977. No l im it is placed on the number of awards. S e l e c t i o n of the 20 A l u m ni Merit Scholars for the next year is underway by the Financial Aid Office. The five freshmen have been selected and the others will be chosen by May. The sch�lar­ s h i p is g i v e n on t h e baSIS of academic excellence, not nee d , and those with an alumni affilia­ tion will be given preference. The scholarship can be renewed each year if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

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A national honor was presented recently to Ken Doggett ( Brian Jennings) ' 7 1 by the Southern Baptist Radio and T e l e v i s i o n C o m m ission. O n hand for the presentation c e r e m o n i e s w a s Judd Doughty, PLU director of Broadcast Services.

Broadcasters Honor Alum For Service A n Abraham Lincoln award of m e r i t w a s a w a r d e d to B rian Jennings ( Ken Doggett '71 ) by the Southern Baptist Radio and Tele­ vision Commission recently. J e n n i n g s , new s a s signment editor of Portland's KXL, was one of 11 boradcasters across the na­ tion so honored. He was cited for his part in the five part public affairs series The Senior Citizen and Federal Red Tape, which dealt with the battle to eliminate government red tape in dealing with the elder l y. A c o m m itte of broadcasters from across the nation nominated Je n n i n g s , said the presid ent of the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission, Dr. Paul S t e v e n s . " T h e A be L i n c o l n awards honor broadcasters who ha v e m a d e s i g n i f i c a n t c o n ­ tributions to the quality of life in America, both as private citizens and a s profe s s ional broad­ casters , " said Stevens. J ennings got his start i n broadcasting with the PLU radio station KPLU-FM, where he was a board operator and the student station manager. He has served a s n e w s editor for K J R B i n S p o k a n e a n d K B R O i n Bremerton. He is a member of the B o ard of Di rectors for the Rehabilitation Center for B l i n d and Deaf Adults. Jennings most recently returned from England where he worked on KXL' s speci­ al Bicentennial project.


Alum Finds Magazine Career Not All Glamo ur By Judy Carlson When Phyllis Booth ) Schneid­ er, '69, moved to New York over a year ago she was determined to try something she ' d a l w a y s w a n t e d t o do - w o r k o n a m a gazine. She is now assistant to the associate editor at Seventeen ma gazine. After sending out "multitudes of letters" to publishers, she got her " break" when a friend told her that the managing editor at Seventeen was retiring, and that h e r replace m e n t n e e d ed a n assistant. "That' s how it works at most magazines , " Phyllis said , " you have to be in the right place at the right time, offering the skills the magazine is looking for. " P h y l lis had a BA degree i n English from P L U a n d a Master's Degree in literary criticism and advanced writing from the Uni­ versity of Washington when she applied. She has found that the g l a m o u r " o f w o rk i n g o n a f a s h i o n m a ga z i n e is dimmed somewhat by the large amount of work required by the staff. Her j ob takes her through most of S e v e n t e e n ' s v a r i o u s dep a rtment s . She coord i n a t e s editorial traffic, keeping tabs on all original copy, and pushing the pieces through the various departments s o that production d ea d l i n e s a r e m e t . She is responsible for seeing that stories are corrected or rewritten, and that the in-ho u s e m a t e r i a l i s routed to . production by the clos­ ing deadlines. Since she comes in contact with the needs of the entire editorial side of the magazine , she also takes care of personnel, recruit­ ing and doing all preliminary in­ terviewing with potential e m ­ ployees . I n conjunction with this, she supervises high school a n d c o l l e ge i ntern progra m s , a n d l e c t u re s t o v a r i o u s s t u d e n t groups. She also edits a regular S e v e n t e e n c ol u m n , " W h a t ' s New , " which spotlights new products o n the market. T h e h e c tic pace of meeting deadlines required Phyllis to do some adj usting. "There are days when I don't have time to sit at my desk, " she said . Working with a s t a ff c o m p o s e d p r i m a r i l y o f w o m e n c a n b e both rewarding and frustrating, she noted. "As in any business, tempers flare, peo­ ple have to be humored, problems mediated, " Phyllis said , "but I think these aspects become a bit more apparent when a group of talented, creative, competitive

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Phyllis Schneider w o m en get together. As a Seattlite, I 'm not really used to the fierce competitiveness, the. need to achieve, that magazine p eople , and perhaps most New Yorkers, feel . " S he has also discovered that living in the city has called for m or e a d j u s t i n g . She and her hus b a n d T e d , c o o r d i n a t o r of student services at New York University schools of education, health, nursing, and arts p r o fe s s io n s , l i v e i n h i s t o r i c Greenwich Villa g e . T hey have had to get use to the noise, pollu­ tion, and rushed pace of N e w York. "There are n o woods for walking in, and few places where you can j ust get away," she said. lt does have its benefits, she noted. " I n our spare time we take in plays, concerts and the ballet. " P hyllis finds w or k i n g f o r a magazine like Seventeen with a circulation of 1 ,500,000 can be re­ w a rding , and is proud that the publication tackles controversial i s s u e s as well as fashion and bea u t y . M o s t m a g a z i n e s a re n o t o r i o u s l y low paying and fashion magazines all the more, she said, because they have al­ ways been able to draw qualified people on the basis of glamour. ' " O f course , " she s aid , "once you' ve worked at a fashion mag you realize that it's more work a n d l e s s glamour than you expected. " •

Psychology I s Alumni College Topic D r . Erving Severt s o n ' 5 5 , chairman of the Department of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran U niversity , will head the PLU Alumni Association' s first annual Alumni College Aug. 6-8. According to Dr. Severtson, the three-day mini-course is designed to provide laymen with a brief introduction to the self­ direction literature popular in contemporary psychology. Special emphasis will be placed o n basic principles and methods which can be pursued d u r in g the Alumni College weekend. In addition, students will be in­ troduced to ways in which they can pursue further the concept of self direction after they ha v e completed the mini-course. The full range of recreational facilities on the PLU campus will be available for use during the weekend. Further information may b e o b t a i n e d by c o n t a c t i n g the Alumni House, PLU .

By Judy Carlson The Dodge maxiwagon given . to ASPL U last year by the Alumni Association has been in so high a d e m a n d t h a t a second va n is being boug h t by the r e v e n u e brought i n b y student rental o f the initial van. lt was given to the student body at Homeco m i n g 1974, and has s i n c e been d riven over 2 3 , 000 miles. Most of those miles have been driven with the van loaded to its full 1 5 p a s s e n ger c apacity , s a id Steve Ward , ASPLU business vice-president. "The van is used five days a week, and is out almost every hour of the weekend , " he said. Most of the trip s average 1 50 miles roundtrip . The main usage comes from the 20 ASPLU com­ m i t t e e s , s p e c i fica lly O utdoor Recreation . U niversity organiz ation s , such as athletic teams, clubs, residence ha s, and f a c u lt y , also use it. "We encourage alums to make use of it too , " said Ward. Revenue is gained from the 16 cents per mile rental fee charged to users to cover gas, insurance, maintenance, and labor. The net profit so far is $2,000 - enough to make a down payment on a new v a n . The new v a n would c o s t about $6,500, so the remainder of the pri c e w o u l d b e p a i d b y ASPLU. If the plan to purchase a n e w v a n i s a p p r o v e d by t h e administration, the use of the van will begin this summer. Any profit made b y the two vans will go back into upkeep and purchasing of new vans , since the vehicles' life span is five years. Ward stressed that only through the Alumni's gift was this con­ tinuation possible.

Kansas Alum Named State' s Top Teacher Sharon ( Hillesland ) Stenersen, ' 6 8 , was named O utstanding Educator of K a n s a s by the Kansas Jaycees in February. Mrs. Stene rsen teaches fifth grade at Centennial School in Lawrence, population 50,000 . She won the award in statewide com­ petition after being named Out­ s ta n d i n g Y o u n g E d u c a to r of Lawrence in January. The award is given annually to a teacher under 35 years of age w h o is d i s t i n g u i s h e d in both teaching and service to the com­ munity .


i\. c . r . o . n . y . na . s . Ronald C. Collom Alumni Director

A c r o n y m s c a n be a m aj o r obstacle to a student entering P. L . U . today. One must take the C . E . E . B . 's, S . A. T . , the A . C . T . or the W.P.C. T . , which except for t h e W . P . C . T . m a y be t a k e n throughout the U . S . A . I f a student plans to apply for a N . D . S . L . , or the C.W. S . program he must sub­ mit the P.C.S. of the C . S . S . This is necessary s o we c a n equa t e financial situations of those from areas like S . F . , L.A. , and N . Y . C . I t a l s o a l lows M . S . U . , I . S . U . , E .W. S. C. and others to use a simi­ lar ystem. Or, he may want to go to the B. of A. or P . S.N.B. to apply for a F . I . S. L. If the student wants to participate in a thletics we are members of the N.A. ! . A . as are L . & C . , P . U . and C. of !. who are also members of the N.W.C. with us. U.C.L.A. , U . S . C . , and the U . of W. play in the N.C.A.A. large school division. The N.C. A.A. little col­ lege division includes schools like U.P.S. Then after a student h a s successfully completed P . L . U . and probably p a r t i c i p a t e d i n A.S.P.L.U. and U . S . S . A . C . , they finally become members of the A.A. and give to the N . D . prog­ ram if the P . R . in the T. N.T. and P.I. has favored P . L . U . ( F or t h o s e w h o m a y h a v e stumbled on an acronym or two here is the long version). A c r ony m s can b e a m a j o r obstacle to a student entering P a c i f i c L u t h e r a n U n i v e r s ity today. One must take the College E ntrance E x amination B oard, S cholastic Aptitude Test, T h e A m erican College Test or the Was hing ton P r e -C o l l e g e T e s t which except for the Washington Pre-College Test may be taken throughout the United States of America. If a student plans to a pp l y for a National Direct Student Loan or the College Work Study program he must submit the P ar e nt ' s Confidential Statement of the College Scholar-

ship Service. This is necessary so w e can equate financial situations of those from areas like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City . It also allows Montana State University, Idaho State Univers i t y , E a stern Washington State College and others to use a similar system. Or, he may want to go to the Bank of America or Puget Sound Na­ tional Bank to apply for a Feder­ ally Insured Student Loan. I f the s tudent wants to participate in athletics we are members of the National Associa­ tion of Inter-collegiate Athletics, as are Lewis & Clark, Pacific Uni­ versity and the College of Idaho, w h o are also m e m bers of the Northwest Conference with us . The University of California at Los Angeles, University of South­ ern California and the University of Washington play in the Nation­ al Collegiate Athletic Associa­ tion, large school divis ion. The . N a t io n a l C o l l e g i a t e A t h l e t i c Association little college division includes schools like University of Puget Sound. Then a fter a student has successfully compl eted Pacific Lutheran University and probab­ ly p articipated in A s s o c i a t e d Students o f Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity and University Student S ocial Action Com mittee , they finally become members of the Alumni Association and give to the New Directions program if t h e P u b l i c R e l a t i o n s in the Tacoma News Tribune and Post lntelligencer has favored Pacific Lutheran University. RCC : ee

The Price Of Involvenaent B y Leroy Spitzer President, Alumni Association

Whenever I return to campus it is a nice homecoming to simply have a chat with old and dear friends. Similarly when I write this message I hope it is a visit with old friends to whom I can bring a message . . . A message in three parts : 1. My observations of the price of involvement and my feelings of th e g r e a t e r p r i c e 0 f n o n ­ i n v o l v e m en t a s W h o l e M e n , Whole Women, better still, Whole Persons. 2. The second p a r t o f m y message hopefully will simply remind each of us that "they who are given much, owe much. " Not only in terms of finances, but of intellect, energy or family. What we have in life is on loan and we hold it in trust to use to help others as well as ourselves. 3. The third p�rt of my message

1975-76 i\lunani Board Representatives to the Univ. Board of Regents Lawrence Hauge 'SO (1978) ESD #167-Court House Wenatchee, WA 98801 Theodore C. Carlstrom '55 ( 1977) 459 Channing Palo Alto, CA 94303

Jon B . Olson '62 1528 Calle Hondanada Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Joanne Poencet Berton '56 2001 N.E. Landover Drive Vancouver, WA 98664

Wayne Saverud '67 315 First Ave. East Kalispell, MT 59901

Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3358 Saddle Drive Hayward, CA 94541

TERM EXPIRES MAY 19n TERM EXPIRES MAY 1979

Dr. Marvin D. Fredrickson Donald D. Gross '65 '64 10515 SE 174th #5271 Renton, WA 98055 2768 SW Sherwood Drive Carl T. Fynboe '49 (1976) Portland, OR 97201 6505 Alfaretta SW Dr. John Jacobson '60 Tacoma, WA 98499 440 South Miller Betty Riggers Keith '53 Wenatchee, WA 98801 17022 35th N.E. Members-At-Large Seattle, WA 98155 (I·Yr. App. ) Mrs. Luella Johnson '51 Dorothy Meyer Schnaible '49 7 Thornewood Drive Willie Stewart '69 1 1 1 1 East First Tacoma, WA 98498 1014 Paradise Lane Moscow, 10 83843 Tacoma, WA 98466 John McLaughlin '71 LeRoy E. Spitzer '52 32631 39th Ave. SW Dr. James H. Kauth '53 Route 5, Box 260 Federal Way, WA 98002 clo USPHS Hospital Bremerton, WA 98310 15th & Lake Streets EXECUTIVE SECRETARY San Francisco, CA 94118 TERM EXPIRES MAY 1978 Ronald C. Coltom '61 TERM EXPIRES MAY 1976 Chap. Luther T. Gabrielsen Alumni Director 'SO Pacific Lutheran Unlv. Marvin O. Bolland '58 Hq. 92nd CSGIHC P.O. Box 6734 Tacoma, WA 98447 Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 Woodburn, OR 97071 EX-OFFICIO STUDENT Eldon Kyllo '49 REPRESENTATIVE G. James Capelli '58 13712 10th Ave. East 8116 88th Court SW Tacoma, WA 98445 Martha Miller, President Tacoma, WA 98498 ASPLU

is a challenge and/or plea depend­ ing on the drumbeat you hear. As' part of the Whole Person concept, I suggest you get involved direct­ ly or indirectly in PLU no matter where you happen to live . It is easy to issue challenges , p articularly a challenge for in­ volvement, but there is a price for involvement. There is no free ride for very long. True, you will have to pay a price for involvement, but there is an equal or greater price for non-involvement. The price for involvement may be taking time away from your family which may come at the . very time you are in a position to travel, spend time at the lake or seashore or get home to dinner with family and friends. There can also be the price paid in other areas, such as loss of in­ c o m e , loss of privacy a n d i n ­ terruption of your careers. Of course the rewards of in­ v o l ve ment a r e m a ny : the knowledge that you helped affect change for the better, and the assurance you have made a real contribution. M a n y p r i v a t e c o l l e ges a re ha ving great difficulty staying open. I believe this is the price of non-involvement. People have merely shrugged their shoulders and said , "too bad . " How c a n you get i n v o l v e d ? Write or call me or Ron Coltom at the Alumni House. We have many suggestions for you.

i\lunanitena s A Class Representative s y s t em i s bein g organized by Toppy K y l l o '50, Chairperson assisted by Otis '38 and Volly Grande '36, Del Zier '50, Anita Christian '59, Charles Mays '62, Denny Helseth x '63 and Don Yoder '74. ••••

Many THANKS to Clintina Olsen Willamette Valley, Fred Muenscher Bellingham, Ron Lerch - Tri Cities, who helped to put together dinner meetings where Dr. Rieke spoke. ••••

Put AUGUST 6,7,8 on your summer vacation schedule and attend the PLU ALUMNI COLLEGE. ••••

Nominations for Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumnus are being accepted in the Alumni Office. ••••

H O M E C O M I N G , N o vember 1 3 . Celebrating SO years of football a t PLU and honoring all past teams.


ass

otes Former Faculty

1951

Dr. Donald Ziemke, former faculty , 1960-61 , is presidel1t of Missouri Vall y College in Marsh 1 1 , Minn.

R E V . HENR Y L. E R ICK SON on Co­ qu it la m , B . C . , is oord inati ng cbaplain at the R o y a l Co l um bia n Hosp i t a l , New Westminster. Thro u g h the Pr o v i n c i a l Government the Royal Columbia Ho spit­ a l he h a i ni ti a t ed a c h a p l a i n c y department w ith input fro m the Pastoral Institute of British C lum bi a a n d t h e Canadian ssociation o f astoral Ed uca­ tioo. He has hel t h i s position s i n c e De cem e r 1975.

1 933 Mrs . Richard E . Paul ( KATHLEE N E. PORATH '33) retired rrom nursing but i s busy w i th c h u rc h a n d c m m u nity activities on a volunteer ba is. She e njoy s t l'a v e h n g a n d h a s e i g t wonde rful gr andchildren .

1935 B . E L DON AND ERSON and his wife Marjory are living in Westport, Conn. E ldon works in New York City for ITT R a y o n i e r , I n c . as a d m i n i s t r a t i v e assistant to the vice-president of man­ ufacturing. He worked for the same com­ pany in Port Angeles and Hoquiam, Wa. before transferring to New York. They have three children, two of whom are graduates of PLU, Barbara '68 and Jerry '70 and Tim is currently a junior attend­ ing PLU. They write that New England is a lovely place, very historical, but they are looking forward to the day when they can return to the Great Northwest and retirement somewhere in and around the beautiful Puget Sound area.

1936 GEORGE BROCKWAY will be retir­ ing in June as vice-principal at Jefferson Junior High School in Olympia, Wash. He has spent 40 years i n education and the p a s t 33 y e a r s i n Olympia as teacher, coach and administrator.

1939 CHARLES M. FALLSTROM, princip­ al of Issaquah High School was formally i n s t a l l ed as president of the National A s s o c i a t i o n of S e c o n d a r y S c h o o l P ri n c i p a l s at the close of the Association's 60th Annual Convention in Washington, D . C . A t the convention he had the opportunity to meet and intro­ duce President Gerald R . Ford as the main speaker. He has been principal of Issaquah, Wash. , High School since 1960.

1945 DR. LLOYD MILTON N Y H U S , the first WalTen H. Cole professor and head of the D e p a r t m e n t of S u r g e r y , T h e Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, is one of four surgeons i n the Norld to be elected a fellow in the elite Academie De Chirurgie o f F r a n c e for 1 9 7 6 . T h e Academie's membership includes only 1 1 other American surgeons. D r . N y h u s , who i s highly regarded for h i s knowledge and r e s e a r c h of the g a s t ro i n t e s t i n a l tract, especially the surgery and physiol­ ogy of the s t o m a c h and d u o d e n u m , a c c e p ted the A c a d e m i e fellowship in Paris at Ecole de Medicine ( School of M e d ic i n e ) . There he was presented a certificate by t h e p r e s i d e n t of t h e Academie, Prof. Claude Olivier.

1948 R U DOLPH JOHNSON of Seaside, Ore . , w a s chosen for a D i s t i n guished Service Award as Man of the Year by Seaside Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1950 HAROLD J E N S E N i s controller of the . Central O r e g o n D i s trict Hosp i t a l i n Redmond, Ore. His wife, nee Joyce Genz ' 5 4 , is a c o u n s e l o r in the elementary sc hools in R e d m o n d . They h a ve two children, Brad, age 1 1 ; and Gail, age 9.

surance Company. Laura is busy at home with their two sons, ages 7 and 5 . D R . RONALD H E Y E R of Arlington, V: a . , represented PLU at the inaugura­ tIOn of Dr. Norman Fintel at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Va. , on April 23, 1976. D R . JE F F PROBSTFIELD is teach­ ing and dOing research t the school of med ic ine at the Univ rs i t y o f Minnesota in Duluth, Minn .

1964

Rev . ALLEN WAHL is pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran C h u r c h in M a d i s o n , Wisc.

RICHARD WILSON has be n named su e r i n t e n d e n t o f h e S t e i l a c o o m Historical School District . He is cu rrent­ l y p r i n c i p a l of t h e N o r t h A u b u r n E lementary School in the Auburn School District, a position he has held sinc 1970. He is also a former Clover Park school teacher in Lakewood where he resides with his wife and three daughters. JUDY (Chindgren ) WE I N B E R G , a p h y s i c a l education teacher in Bethel, Alaska, recently competed in the Arctic Winter Games held in Quebec. She and her partner won a s i l v e r m e d a l i n b a d m inton doubles and she narrowly missed a bronze in singles.

1960

1965

C H A R L E S A . L A U B A C H '60 of Poulsbo, Was h . , was recently presented a P re s i d e n t i a l l e t t e r of recog n i t i o n . Chuck i s a chemist i n Puget Sound Naval S h i p y a r d , B r e merton, Wash . , and the letter he received is the first such letter to be received by a PSNS employee. The letter was the r e s u l t of C h u c k ' s development of a vacuum spectrograph enclosure stand which analyzes m e t a l samples for carbon, sulphur a n d other elements by non-destructuve means. His invention is expected to save the gov­ ernment more than $122,800 in its first year. The letter was signed by President Gerald R. Ford, as part of the Presidenti­ al Cost Reduction Campaign which was announced in May 1975.

CYNTHIA (Weaver) BE NNETT and husband are living in Lynden, Wash. Her husband, Roger, is Northwest Regional repr e s e n t a t i v e for C hr i s t i a n p i l o t s association and vice president of the local wing. She says his job keeps her busy and since the earthquake in Guatemala most of their activities have centered around that. When she is not helping her husband she is busy being wife and mother. They have three children. MRS . HENRY ( Peggy Ogden) HOWE is living in Greenville, Tex. , where her husband, an Air Force major, is engaged in electronics activities.

1 956 DR. L A R R Y E G G A N , professor of mathematics at Illinois State University, Normal, Ill. repI'esented Pl�U at the inau­ guration of Dr. John Tredway as pres­ ident of Augustana College, Rock Island, I Ii . , on ctober 4, 1975.

1959

1961 W I L L I A M D . M I L L E R h a s be en n a m e d r e s i d e n t m a n a g e r of t h e personnel-administration department at The Travelers I n s u r ance C o m p a n i e s ' offices i n S a n Jose and Oakland, Calif. He joined the companies in 1965 at Santa Ana, Calif. and the following year w a s named special assistant a t Fresno, Calif. S i nc e 1 97 2 he has served as assistant manager at San Jose. He is married and lives in San Jose, Calif.

William D. Miller

1962 D A N I E L W. E R LA N D E R is n o w a ss o c i a t e pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, N . M . with speci­ a l t y in v i s i tation of aged and shut-in, adult education and liturgical art.

1963 M/M G E N E BLACK (Laura Auby '64 ) are living in Phoenix, Ariz. , where Gene is a district manager for Travelers In-

1966 C R A I G V I S T A SVARE i s living in Oakland, Calif., where he is in his 6th quarter of Ph . D . work at the Graduate Theological Union.

1967 P A U L B E N S O N is t e a c h i n g a t Mountain View College in Dallas, Tex. In the summer of 1 975 he spent two months in E gypt studying world religions . R I C H A R D B E R G Q U I S T and w i f e Kathleen are living on Mercer Island, Wash. Dick is working for the State Au­ ditor's office in Seattle, and Kathy works as an anesthesist at West Seattle General H o s p i t a l . After graduating from PLU Dick attended the University of Puget Sound and then transferred to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash . where he r e c e i v e d h i s m a s t e r s in b u s i n e s s administration i n 1973. U. S . Air Force Captain CRAIG R. BJORKLUND is an administrative offic­ er with a unit of the Strategic Air Com­ mand at Loring AFB, Maine. He previ­ ously served at Upper Heyford RAF Sta­ tion, England. D A V E DION and wife (Marcia Au­ s t r e n g x ' 6 9 ) are l i v i n g in I s s a q u a h , Wash . , where Dave is teaching his ninth year of high school E nglish and Speech at Issaquah High School. He j ust received his master's degree in G u i d a nce a n d C o u n s e l i n g , a n d is presently the counselor o n Issaquah's Re-entry Prog­ ram for drop-outs. Marcia has been a full-time homemaker since the child ren were born. Tyler is 6 and Jeremy is 2 112 .

DIA NNE ELLIS and husband, Steve, are living in Anchorage, Alaska, where D i a n n e teac h e s nu r s i n g c l a s s e s a t Anc110rage Community College . Steve is an attorney there. S U S A N L I O B E R G ( Von Hollweg) a nd h u b a n d , R i c h a r d , a re l i vi n g i n Berk el ey, Calif. , wllere he is employed at the LawrenCe Berkele L abr.ra D r i e s . Susan i s a first-year s tude nt at P acific Lutheran Theological 'eminary working toward the mast er of Divinity degre e. C a p t . TO M L O R E N T Z S E N , U . S . Army, is stationed at Port ,Jack -on . Col­ umbi a , S . C . He and his family moved t h e re r e c e n t l y f r o m L a n d s tu h l , Germ any, where he had been for three years. Tom is an optometrist . MICHAEL ANN (Cassidy ) MICH E LS of Portland, Ore . , will be moving soon to Dayton, Ohio, where husband, Bill, ill be doing a residency in family practice at Wright - P a t t e r s o n A i r F o r c e B a s e . Michael Ann has been coordinating an Amergency Medical Technician course at a local college for the past year. They have one son, David Cassidy, 16 months. RONALD N . and MARIE ( B ingaman '67) NILSON of Morton, Was h . , are both teaching at the high school there. Ron teaches biology and fores try, and is head basketball coach, a position he has held for seven years. His record includes four c la s s- A State tournament trips. Marie teaches physical education and is girl's volleyball, basketball and track coach. ROLF A. OLSE N of Lewisville, Tex . , plays and teaches organ. H e i s currently attending school to renew his high school teaching certificate as he is thinking of going back to teaching physical education again. • D A V I D L. P E A R S O N is a s s i s t a nt professor of biology at Penn State Uni­ versity, State College, Pa. He received h i s P h . D . from the U n i v e r s i t y of Washington i n 1973.

1968 S H I R L E Y ( H au g e n ) BRANDT and husband Mike, have returned to Seattle, Wash . , to establish their "civilian life" after a six-year tour of duty i n the U.S. Navy . ANNETTE ( Levorson ) MACOMBER III and husband Daniel are living I n Seat­ tle following their recent marriage in Bethel L u t h e r a n C h u r c h in T a c o m a , Wash. Annette is attending the Universi­ ty of Washington in Seattle and he is em­ ployed by Sears Roebuck & Company in Bellevue, Wash. PHILIP RANHEIM is one of 25 senior medical students from the United States a n d C a n a d a to be a w a r d e d M P A­ Reader's Digest I n ternational Fellowships for the next twelve-month period . The program provides three­ m on t h a s s ig n m e n t s to r u r a l m i s sion hospitals and clinics in remote parts of the Third World. His assignment will be in Ecuador. A N D E R S B . A A D LAND i s now stationed i n Fort Belvoir, V a . , where h e is t a k i n g a n a d v a n c e d s t u d y course. A captain in the U.S. Army, he has spent three years i n Germany as a command­ ing officer at Heidelberg. L I N D A ( Ru d e ) C O E a nd husband, Gary, are living at Chattaroy , Was h . , where Linda is i n her seventh year of teaching P . E . and chorus at Deer Park, W a s h . She t e aches in Arcadia Middle School. Gary teach e s and coaches a t V a H e y E l e m e n t a r y S c h ool i n Valley, Wash. In November of 1975 Linda went to N as h v il l e , T e nn . , to record for Relco R ec o rd s . H e r s o n g s " A P a i r o f M i l l i o n a i r e s " and "Me and The Rain Coming Down" were released i n January. They have been played on radio stations in Spokane, Idaho, and even as far as Tampa, Fla.


as Notes PENNY ( Johnson ) LE AKE is one of t h ree fae lty members in the nurs ing program at Luther College, Decorah , la . The first class of nurse>; at Luther Col l e ge was s t a r t ed just this past February. DAVID G . LURA x'68, who attended P L U in 1967 -68 is a student at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Ia. He received his master's degre . from [he Uni erslty of Hawaii. MARK L. NESV I G i s e mpl o y ed in p u rc ha s ing at O l y mpia NatIOnal Park Service headquarters in Port Angeles, Wash. SHARON ANN ( Hillesland ) ST E NERSEN was chosen Outstanding YOWlg Educa tor of Kansas by the Kansas J a y c e e s She teaches fifth grade at Centennial School in Lawrence, Kans . , where she has been since 1972.

1969

MIM JAMES BENES (Jeannie Lewis '72) are living in El Toro, Calif. .Jim will

rec ive his master ' s degree in education from Azusa Pacific College In May. They ba e one son, Matthew James, born Oct. 30, 1 7S. LARRY D. CRESS, graduate student in hi -tory at the University of Virginia, has accepted an assistant professorship at Texas A & M to teach in the fall of 1976. C o u rs es he w i l l tea ch are A meri can Sur ey, American Revolution, and the Early National Period. He has published an arti c l e in the William &: Mary Quarter­ I y , "Whither Columbia ? Congressional Rcsit.lence and the Politics of the New Na tion, 1 776-1787 " MlM DON LD U MPRECHT ( Alice Kagele x'70) are living in Springfield, III , where he will be chief resident in mternal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine next year. They have a son, John Doering, age 20 months. DR. FRANK A . HAGEN gra d u a t ed from the University of Maryland, receiv­ ing his Ph.D. in philosophy, majoring in physics. His specialty is in the field of astro-physics. His wife, Amy Liu, com­ pleted her Ph . D . , also in physics, with a specialty in solid state. They are now living in Pasadena, Calif. , where Frank has a post-doctoral appointment at the California School of Technology to con­ tinue his experimental work relative to h i gh energy particles i m p a c t i n g the earth's atmosphere from outer space. STEVE A . WELSH of Seattle, Wash . , i s controller for Pacific Pumpers, Inc. a subsidiary of Wajax Limited.

1970 JIM and JULIE ( T a y l o r ' 70 ) AAGESON are living in St. Paul, Minn. , where Jim will graduate in May from L u t h e r Theol ogical Seminary. He has been accepted for further graduate work in New Testament studies at Princeton and Umon semmaries and has accepted at U n i o n T h e o l o g i c a l S e m i n ary in Richmond, Va. where he will begin Th . M . degree i n September. They intend to visit family and friends on the West Coast this sum mer b e fore moving to Virginia in August. J A M E S B E N D I C K S O N a n d w ife Cindy .Johnson '72 have recently moved from Tacoma, Was h . , to Missoula, Mont . , where J i m is e m p l o y e d a s c h i e f a c c o u n t a n t for S a m m o n s Trucki n g . Cindy was employed a t PLU for three years until the birth of their son, Aaron James, in December 1973. GARY E. HYLBAK is an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance Group in Mill Valley, Calif. He lives in San Rafael, Calif. JULIE NYHUS is manager of a nutri­ tion store in Madison, Wisc.

1971 V I O L E T M O L E N D A o f C a rlton, Wash., is teaching remedial reading a t

Liberty Bell High Schoo l , TW1SP , Wash. She also teaches speed rea d i n g , an d tutors students in m th and English. MIM GLENN R. ZAND E R ( Ce c i l i a S a tterthwait ' 7 3 ) are l i v ing in D e e r Lodge, Mont. Glenn w a s ordained a t Con­ c o rdia Luthera n C h u rch, La kewood, Colo . , in .June 1975 and was installed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Deer Lodge, Mont . , and Redeemer Lutheran Church Anaconda, Mon t. , .in July 1 975. These are both Mi ssou ri S ynod c o n g r e g at i o n s . Cecilia works at County ho pital on call for surgery and obstetrics. She was in­ terim director of cO\lnty family planning office in December 1975 and .Ja n u a r y 1976. BOB PLETCHER is a secretary in the utilities department at Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is married and his wife IS studying at the unversity in Ottawa.

1 972 R A N D Y B A K E R is in Papua, New Guinea , where he is an independent mis­ sionary and he is involved in language and culture study. SUSAN ( Lunnam ) CASPERSON and husband, Lee, are living in Santa Monica, Calif. where he is a professor at U CLA in electrical engineering. Susan has taught three y e a r s of kinde rgarten in Santa Monica . She recei ved her m a s t r s i n e d u c a t ion from U S C in 1975 and life credential in 1976. Both are active in Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and sing in the adult choir. She directs youth choir and they hoth teach Sunday school. DOUG PARKE R , who plays the part of John Adams in Gonzaga University' S Bicentennial productio n , 1 7 76 , w i l l b e competin g i n the regional competition for th Irene Ryan scholarship on May 1 1 . First prize i s a $750 scholarship. Gonzaga University is in Spokane, Wash. ALLEN L . MEEDS and wife SHARON ( Hoffmann ' 7 1 ) are living i n O ntario, Calif. Al is now a claims representative in the West C o a s t office of Pruden t i a l Property & Casualty, part o f Prudential Insurance Company. L I N D A ( Clement ) ANDERSON and husband Donald and their two daughters, Heather, 3, and Robin, 9 mo. , recently moved to the Everson, Wash. area where they have a blueberry farm. LYN CHIU is living in V a n co u v e r , B . C . , where she is working at Vancouver General Hospital a s a registered nurse on the surgical ward. J A N E T Y E A G E R rec e i v e d h e r master's degree from the University of Utah and is now teaching freshman com­ p o s i t i o n a n d a d v a n c ed c o m p o s i tion under a teaching associateship at the University of Minnesota. She expects to earn her Ph.D. this year.

1973 J U L I A M. B U R T O N o f Tacoma, Wash . , is employed with Tacoma School D i s t . # 1 0 and is enjoying teaching at Remann Hall. She is heading for Africa to set up mission schools there. She will also teach a standard first aid course as she is an American Red Cross instructor. This summer she will serve a tour of duty in Kisumu, Kenya.

Julia M. Burton

DOUG HERL NO is now l i v i n g 1 D Klamath Falls, Ore , moving there from Salem, Ore . , where be spe.nt two years as a social worker He IS coaching the Lake Ewallna Rowing Club in Klamath Falls. He is also working a s a tax shelter con­ sultant and part time as assistant office m anager for a local irrigation company. In addition he is teaching a recreational rowing class at Oregon Institute of Tech , concentrating on preparing a crew for t h e 1 9 76 N a t io na l Yo u th Rowi ng Championship i n Ph il a d el ph i a i n l a t e May. ALMA SHEA is management intern for Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D . C. , and her j ob now i s pl... 'lnning for the Environmental Protec­ tion Agency's Management Intern prog­ ram for 1977. The Environmental Protec· tion Agency i s a very select group. In 1974 there were only 208 selected out of over 36,000 applicants and Alma was one of the 208. She lives in Arlington, Va. B E C K Y ( A nderson) PHARRIS and h u s b a n d J i m are l i v i n g in O l y m p i a . Becky i s teaching Norwegian part-time in O l y m p i a and J i m is an a s s i st a n t a ttorney general for the State of Washington. They were ma rri e d l a s t August. CLAUDIA ( B arnes) PIERSON IS now living in Maryland where her hus and, Jeff, is doing a tour of duty at Aberdeen P r ov i n g Grounds in the Army. They moved to Edgewood , M d . , from Denver, Colo J O H N T. A N D L I N D A ( L e e ' 7 4 ) NILSON are living in Vancouver, B . C . , where John is finishi ng his second year in law school at the University of British C o l u m b i a . He is p re se ntly pro g r a III coordinator for USC law students Legal Advice Program. Linda is completin g her second year at University of British Columbia Medical School. This summer they will be spending May, June and part of July in Europe with most of the time spent in Norway and England. In August, Linda will be participating in ·the Rural Doctors Program so they will be living in Prince George, B . C .

1 974 PA U L a n d L O L A ( Ga m m el l ' 74 ) CHRISTENSEN are living in Everet t , Wash . , where Paul i s employed a t Luther Child Center. DAVID GENTRY, M M ' 74 is presently teaching secondary vocal music in the Bremerton, Wash., School District. He is a pipe-organ enthusiast and owns an 1850 Danish tracker pipe organ and a Wurlitz­ er theatre pipe organ. He is a water ski i n s tructor and is also involved in the B re m e r t o n Y M C A w e i g h t l i f t i n g program. CLAIRE MEYER is living i n Fredriksted, U . S_ V . I . , where she is work­ i n g at an L S S - s p o n s ored orp h a n a g e through the Lutheran World Brotherhood Exc hange in F redri k s t e d , St. Croi x , U SV I . Queen Louise House, where Claire works, is a home for abused or neglected children - nursery to age 12 - who had to be removed from their parents and await placement in foster or permanent homes. KIRK NESVIG is connected with a na­ tional consummer research organization and presently is working in EI Paso, Tex. His wife is the former Mary Lorentzen of the class of 1975. W I L L IA M R U D O L P H is l i v i n g in Anchorage, Alaska, where he recently organized Bridge Creek Co-operative, an intentional community of friends who have now purchased 80 acres of land in Homer, Alaska. Bill intends to be living in Homer by summer. At present he is earn­ ing his living by working for Wien Air Alaska in Anchorage. He also is complet­ ing his private pilot's license and is teach­ ing a philosophy class for high schoolers.

.TOY (Tuff '74) LIEZEN is .substitu ting in the F rankl i n - P i e rc e and Puya l lup School Districts near Tacoma, Wash . DANNIAL CHU is living in Vancouv­ er, B . C. and is cu rre n t l y w o rki n g for Merrill Lynch Royal Securitie� Ltd He

has just finished the company ' s training program as a stock broker. DAVE HARSHMAN has been named a s a s s i s tant t o Iowa State University Carol Lynn Nance. D U A N E a nd C A R O L Y N (Rice ' 75 ) PETER SEN are living i n Se attle, Wash. , w here D u a n e wo rks for the S t ate of Washington a s an industrial engineer and C a r o l y n a t t e n d s t h e U n i v e rs i t y o f Washington's School of Libra ri a ns h i p . They were ma rried in June 1975.

1975 DAVID ALLEN and MAURENE ANN ( Hansen ' 75 ) AAKRE are living in Poplar, Mont. where David is teaching Choral M u s i c in the Poplar School s , grades 5-12, and Maurene i s the Lutheran Social Services Representati ve for Eastern Monta na with offices in Poplar. They were married December 27, 1975 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Chuch, Albany, Ore. MIM Schuyler B i s sell ( MA R L E N E ANDERSEN ' 74 ) are living i n Kirkland, Wash. where Schuyler is working as a real estate agent for MacPherson Realty in the B e l l e v u e Re s\d e n t ia l M r k e t . Marle.ne is working as an industrial sales representative for Scott Paper Company in their B e llevue office. She went to Philadelphia headquarters recently and enjoyed the Bicentennial training visit. DIANE LYNN (Taylor x'75) BURTON and husband Blake are livi n g in Gra yland, Was h . , where he is a commercial fisherman. Diane is working for COHO Charters Hotel and Trailer P a r k i n Westport, Wa sh. They were married in May 1975 and prior to her marri a g e , Diane worked for Braniff International A i r w a y s in K a n s a s C i t y , M o . , as a reservationj ·t. NANCY GIRVAN is an English teach­ er at the Big Bend Community College in Mannheim, Germany. She plans to be married in August. DUD LUTTON, former West Seattle High School and Pacific Lutheran Uni­ v e r s i t y foot b a U s t a nd o u t , h a s b e e n n a m e d head grid coach at Roc ky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. ANN MARIE MEHLUM has been in­ vited to participate in a symposium at Cambridge University, England, during the last week of April. The theme of the symposium is "The Roots of American Heritage" and is behing held in connec­ tion with the United States Bicentennial celebration. NORRIS A . and Sheryl E. ( Laubach ' 76 ) P E T E R S O N are l i v i n g in N e w Brighton, Minn. Sheryl has finished at Augsburg in M i n n e a p o l i s a n d is now attending United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Norris is finishing first-year grad economics courses at the University of Minnesota. MIM Tracy Totten ( Terry Pfeifet '75) are living in San Diego, Calif. Terry is staff coordinator for .Jimmy Cart er Pres­ idential Campaign, San Diego Co u n t y headquarters.

1976 JOSEPH B. BROWN, JR. MA '76 is a major in the U . S . Air Force stationed at McChord AFV, Wash. Major Brown is chief of m a i n tenance w i t h the 3 1 8th F i ghter-Interceptor Squadron w h ich flies the F-106 Delta Dart and guards and approaches to the northwest coast of the U . S . against enemy aircraft or missile attacks. His unit won the coveted Hughes Trophy for excellence in the air defense fighter operations .

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Marriages JOHNATHAN . J. M O H R ' 75 a n d Robyn Si mpson of Vancouver, B C., were married on A ug . 15, 1975. They resi de in Ed monton , Alberta, Canada. K I M NO R D B E R G ' 7 4 a n d B ette Roberts were married Sept. 7, 1 975, In Oak Harbor, Wash. They arc both attend­ 'ng the Unive rsity of Was h i n gt o n a n d K i m is in h i s first year of de nt al schoo l . PAUL CHRISTEN EN '74 a n d LOLA GAMMELL '74 were married ec . 20 , .1975, in North Holl ywood, Cal f. They lIv in Everett, Was h. K R I ST I N E M . B A N S E ' 74 a n d emple were married Dec. 21 , Michael 1975 , at Bet h s a d a Lut heran Churc h , Eugene, Ore . , where they are making their fir t home Kristin is a te cher at Twin Oaks In Eugen e. MAURENE AN N HANS N ' 7 5 a n d e D A V I D A L L E N AAKRE '75 w 27, 1975, in Albany, Ore . De marrie T h e y l a v e In Po p l a r , M ont . , w h ere M a u r e n e is w o r k i n g a s a f a m i l y counselor and David i director of c oral music in the Poplar HI h SchOol�. 5HER L E . L A U B A C H ' 76 and N O R R f S A. P E T E RS N ' 75 w e r e ma lned in Spokane on Dec. 27, 1975. They liv HI New Brighton, Minn. MARY ELLEN OVERV LD 74 and Ste en Ronningen were married Dec. 28, 1975. in Bethel Lutheran Church, Port­ land, Ore. T U R I K I RST! L I V THOMPSON '74 a nd M a r k E l i s o n H ov e r s t e n w e r e m a r ried Dec . 28, 1975, in Trinity Lutheran Church , Tacoma, Wash. They are living in Minneapolis. THOMAS H. DODD 74 and Gay Diane Kramer were married i n Dec. 1975 in University Place United Presbyterian hurc h , Tacoma, W a s h . They live in Dubuque, Ia. where Tom is a t t e n d i n g Wartburg Theological Seminary. ELLEN SCHNAIBLE 70 and William Huhta were married in December 1975. They live in Alameda, Calif. CAROL B. NEUMANN '67 and James V. She idan were married Jan . 24, 1976, at e w e l L a k e B a p t i s t C h u rch i n Anc orage , Al aska . They are living in Alexand ria, Va . , here Jim works for the Fi h nd Wildlife Service. Carol worked fo r t h e A I s k a C l i n i a_ medica l technologist for he past eight yea rs prior to her marriaRe. P E NNY L E E K N I G H T ' 72 a n d Michael E. Narver were married Feb. 1 . 1976, in the chapel of Trinity Luthe ran Church, Vancouver, Wash . After a on ­ eymoon tnp to San FranCISco and Palm Springs, Calif , the co pie are at nome in llwac(l. Wash . where he ope r a t e , a chart­ er hoat , tht: A n keny treet Until her marriage Penny ad been teachmg in the Vancouver, Wa sh., elementar y sc.hools. She has b en att nding Le 's and Clark C i l ege i n P o r t l a nd <Ind will continue work toward her mast r ' s degree. JANICE ' . B AR W E L L ( J a n ice Smeby 'Sf! ) and George BruC Deck were m a rried F b 8, 1976. L I NDA J. SINEX '72 and T. Warren B ie k e r w e re m a r r i e d April 3, 1976 in Mess i a h Lu t h e r a n Chur h , A u b u r n , Wash . Sh is a sixth grad t a her i n Vancouver, Wash. and he is a high school instructor 1 0 Ba t tle Cround , Wash.

Births M/M Dale Smi th (CAROL SMITH '75) a son, Kent Tyson, born May 27, 197 . He j o i n s a b r o t h e r , K I e. They live in Arling t n, Tex . ona t hon Pete rso n ( RUTH E. M/M OLSEN '74) a daughter, Ananda Rose, born Aug. 8, 1975. The baby ' s name was incorrectly listed as Amanda in the last issue of SCE NE .

M/M DO UGLAS A . N I X O N ' 7 0 , a daughter, Sarah Noel , born on Aug. 1 7 , 1975. Sarah i s their first child . They live i n Everett, Wa s h . , where Doug is in t h e in­ s u r a nc e b u s i n e s s and h a s h i s o w n agency. MJM BRUCE EKLUND '69 ( Barbar a laier '69) a daughter, nnemarie Rose, born Aug . 22, 1975. They live i n E verett, Wa sh . , where Bruce is a probation offi e r i n the intensive supervision unit a t the S n o h o m i s h C o u n t y J u v e n i l e Court . Barbara was teaching in an alterna ive learning e nter at Everett High Schoo l until the birth of Annemarie. MIM JIM AAGESON '70 ( ,'ulie '''a ylor '70) a daugh ter , Erin Kristine, born Sept I S, 1975 in St . Paul, Minn. MJM THOMAS A. BECK '74 ( Kathryn M. Fr edstro m '74 ) a daughter, arah LIV, born Dec. 11, 1975. They !tve i Denver , Col o. , where Tom is spending his middler ye r )f semi nary at Wa tburg ' s Denver House of Stud ie s . Kat hy i s wor ing at 5t Joseph Hospit al in Denver M/M GARY lIARNEY ( Jean Tanne r '53) a daughter, Lisa Judith, bom Dec 1 1 1 975. e j i ns a brother, Mi ha el , l l , and 5ist r, Carol, 9. They i e in Phoen ix , Ari z. MlM PHIL GOLDENMAN '69 (Peggy Lemen '71 ) a daughter, Mariss a Noe l , born Dec. 22, 1975. She is their first child. They live in Sunland, Calif. M/M J a m e s H a rr i s ( R O X A N N E S A N S N E S S x ' 6 9 ) a s o n , B e nj a m i n Andres, born De . 2 2 , 1 9 75. H e j o i n s b r o t h e r s J i m m y , S Ill a n d Jonathan 4 . They live i n Taco ma, Wash. M / M R I C H A R D D I T T R ICH '72 ( Barbara Tbompson ' 70 ) d a u g h te r , Jennifer Joyce, born Dec. 2 4 , 1975. They live in Olympia, Was h . , where Richard is a revenue auditor and Barb is teaching at North Thurston High Schoo l . MIM MARK ANDERSON '71 (S andie Mellom '72) a daughter, Jennifer Elaine, born Feb. 23, 1976. She joins a brother, C l i n t , age 19 m o n t h s . T h e y l i v e i n Puyallup, Wash.

Deaths U G E N E F. JACK '37, a r tired inurance e e c u t i v e pa s s e d a w a y i n Tacoma, Wash. , on Feb. 22, 1976. H e was a p st pr e s i d ent of t h e P L U Al um n i A 'oeiat ion and h a d been II co cb a t Roy . W h . , High School . H e va:; act i v e i n offic iating i n sports a n d h a d been a guid at M t . R a i n i e r for five y e a rs . He is s urvived by hi. wife, Margot , and two sons , Gar y a Dav id , both of T acoma . GODWI N M ROR E M '32 , wner of an B l dwin & • on lawn mower sale s e r i c e c a m p n y i n Tacoma , Wa s h . pas e away Feb. 22, 1 976. Godwin ha o el'ated hi firm for the past 44 ye a rs . He is survi ved by h is wife, He l n, four sons and one d au ghter. TIMOTHY W. SHEA, '72, passed away in Tacoma , Wa sh. , Feb. 22, 1976. He was II retired Air For e technical sergeant. He is . urvived by h is wife, A l m a , and two sons and ne daughter. HE Y T. HEALD, honorary doctor of humane letters degree from PLU '66, passed away in Florida. He was a former president of the Ford Founda t I O n a n d N e w York U n i ve r s i t y . A graduate of Washin gton State University, Mr. Heald came to be consi ered one of . merica's great e ducators and later transformed the Ford Foundation into the " greatest philanthropic or gani zation in the worl d , " according to Newsweek magazine.

THE REV. CARL L. FOSS, 90, Class of 1 907 and former faculty member, died 'n Tacoma March 28. Funeral services and interment ere held in Se ttle April 1 .

R e v . F o s s w a s the son of P a c i f i c Northwest pioneer pastor, L. C . Foss, and brother of H. L. Foss, former chairman of the PLU board of regents. Carl Foss was graduated from PLU in 1 9 0 7 . A f t e r g r a d u a t i n g fro m L u t h e r S minary ( S . Paul h e served a parish in • an rancisc(J. During Wo rl d War I he was an Army chaplam. He then . erved as past r of Trinity Chu h in Pa klan or three ye ars . After serving Phinney Ridge eattle fr m 1924-27 he was Church in elected president of Spo k a ne C o l l e g e . When tbat s hoa l merged With P L U in 1929 he returned to PLU for two years as a faculty member. fter lh ree years ( 193235 ) as astor of Trinity , i lverton, Ore . , h e went o n active duty i n the Army as a cha pla in and erved until 1946. After the war he was a chaplain for the veteran's Admin! trati on til his retirement in 1956. Rev . Foss i survived by his wi fe, Ii daughter, Mrs. George (Joa n ) Frazier, '49, of Tacoma ; four sisters, Mrs . E a J ohm, to n f B i nh nd g e I s l a nd , Mrs. Agnes Hellickson, Mrs. Margret S yre , a Foss , a1l of eattle , a nd and M iss Ma th ree ra ndch i l dren i nc l ud i n g ean ( Frazier) ohnson, '7;;.

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munion once a year - the inward participation 1 0 Cbrist could and should take place in so m a n y other ways -- and his influence reinforced the custom of infre­ q u e n t C o m m u n i o n o n to generations of his fol lowers in Norway and America. But the Haugeans also reinforced the pietistic emphasis on confirm a t i o n , a s an a d u l t renewal o f the baptismal vow, and on the religious education that must accompany confirma­ t i o n . S u c h con f i r m a t i on h a d become a law in Norway in 1736 In 1739 came a compulsory educa­ tion aw so that all could get a least th e i r bar nelae l'dom, t h e " child kno wle dge" requi red of confirmands . Thi s empbas is on edu ca tion , a d a p ed to the American setting, becam one of the roots of PL U. The need for establi s h l n g their own schools p r o v d a l l t h e s t r o n g e r in A m erica , where the H a u g e a n Norwe gia n s discovered they could not depend on the ublic schools to gi e r ligiou educa­ tion . The Norwegian �yn d was more the heir of Johnson and the state Church of Norway and its clergy. It emphasized traditional liturgy and vestments and bad fewer l egalis tic s tr' ct u r e a ga i n s t d a n ce and dri nk , ut otherwise there was the s mber H a u g e a n e m p h a s e s on t h e experiential Chri. tianity lived by p e o p l e e d u c a t e d to r e a d i t s literature a n d make their mark i n the world ' s work. From this line came the R ev . B j u g H arsta d , founder of PLU ! The Hauge Synod w a s more obviously the dire t heir of th e man after whom it was named, with more of the familiar rules against drink, dance, cards, etc . , a nd an a nti-liturgical bent that

especially looked askance at all clergy vestments. From this line came Dr. Seth E astvold, PLU's longest-term president, who left a 19 year imprint on the university ! M i d dl e - o f- t he - ro a d g r o u p s formed the United Church, which became a bridge to br in g the other two wing s together i nto a three-way union in 1917, and the res ultant Norwegian Lutheran Chur h of America (known as the E vangelical Lutheran Ch u rch from 1 948 t 1 960, when it merged in to the p r e s e n t A L e ) w a s a n a tura l enou gh U nIon since its parts II shared both Norwegian backgrou nd and the Hau geanis m tha t in arying degree marked them 11. .. ' P' for Pieti stic ? ' The former rules and thos t PL U touching dance, drink, cards , dorm hours, chape l , dr ss, even shiny i'ihoe buckles, are m stly the legacies of a s o m t i m e s e xa g g e rated Haugeanis m . But on the A m erican scene this force met and interacted with the residual Puritanism that had long been here , descended from kin dred revivals in England and young A meric a . The two r e i n f o r c e d e a c h o t h e r , with th e l a t e r Haugean a r i�als per e tu tfng the e m p h ases to more recent decades in the Midwest and our own Northwest. But if these negative emphases m a y be depreciated by many now, let none of us overlook the positive strengths in the Haugeanism of PLU's heritage : we have already said much about its e mphasis on education, which gave birth to our university and continues to help drive it. The Haugean emphasis on the layman onl y repeated what has been one of the centerpomts of mo t great revival in the history of Chris tianity, and is som thing most churches today are trying ferve n t l y to ul tivate . ( Hauge was ahead of his day and of even m o st of his fo llower when he noticed .Joel's word that "your s on s and da ughters s haH prophesy" and henc supported s t)"o ngl y the right of women to speak fr ely in Christian assem bly I An he e mp h a s i which, i n spite o f the various dangers into which it so easily vee s , keeps s a ying that God 's free love in Christ is a Christia n gospel that ought to be ex peri ence thoroughgoingly so as to change heart and l ife - this em phasis

remains and ever should remain characteristic of the Chu rch . As P L U c e l e b r a t e s a S e s ­ quicen ennial of Norwegian im ­ migration and a Bicenten nial of America moving forward into a third century, we can only con­ j ecture - in faith - what frUlts may be borne in the l ife of our un ivers ity and nation througb these positive emphases wh ich came to PLU largely through the heritage of Hauge.


Lute Tankers Place 5th in Nation Again

H. S . Youth Invited To Sports Camps Fun i n the Sun, o r a t least a Blast in the Overcast is in store for j unior and senior high school· age athletes who take part in any of five sports camps scheduled on the PLU campus this summer. The Okanogan Major League B a seball Camp opens its PLU branch for boys age 14 and under from June 28 through July 2. Lute varsity hoop coach Ed Anderson w ill cond uct the Sixth A n n u al PLU B a s ketball C a mp i n t w o sessions. Boys grades 10-12 can stay or commute the week of July 25-30. August 2-6 marks the day camp for boys grades eight and nine. Two Sound Camps, previously affiliated with PLU, will operate again this summer . The Sound Wrestling Camp is set for August 1-6 and August 8-16. Track and field for girls is the area of con­ centration when the Sound Track Camp opens August 1-13. S eattle Sounder coach J o h n B e s t s u rr o u n d s h i m s e l f with profe s s i o n a l a t h l e t e s a s i n ­ s t r uctors when the John Best Soccer Camp opens at PLU Au­ gust 15-27. Further informa t i o n on t h e camps can b e obtained through the PLU Athletic Department office.

Tennis Team One to Beat In NW Races P a c i fi c L u t h e r a n ' s t e n n i s t r o o p s h a v e s e rv e d notice to NAIA District 1 and Northwest Conference foes - make that out­ served - that the Lutes may j ust be the team to beat when area' s small college net tournaments get underway next month. Mike Benson' s string sextette, whose three year reign as lord of Northwest Conference tennis was snapped by Whitman last year, hiked its season record to 13-2 with an eight match sweep during a nine-day spring vaction trip. In their first six conference matc h e s , the Lutes p r e v a i l e d e a ch outing w ith identical 8 - 1 scores . Dave Trageser, playing numb­ er one singles, was 1 1 -3 at t h e three-quarter mark o f the season. The Puyallup freshman was get­ ting considerable help from Mark Ludwig, 12-2 ; Steve Knox, 10-4 ; Rolf Trautmann, 8-5 ; Cliff Wagn­ er, 13-1 ; Gary Wusterbarth, 12-0.

Members of the PLU swimming team graduating this spring are from left, Scott Wakefield, Chris Pankey, Dave Smith, Glenn Preston and Gary Shellgren.

Lutes Seek 4th Straight Sports Trophy D e f e n d i n g N o rt h w e s t C o n­ ference all sports titlist PLU has taken a seven point lead after the completion of five sports in the standings for the John Lewis All­ Sports Torphy. The L u tes won the cross country and swimming crowns, tied for the league title in football, finished third in wrestling, and tied for seventh in basketball. W i t h f o u r l e a g u e championships yet to be decided - golf, tennis, b a s e b a l l , a n d t ra c k - P LU teams have accumulated 51 points to 44 for W i l l a m e t t e . L i n fi e l d h a s 4 0 , Whitworth and Pacific 39 each, Whitman 32, Lewis & Clark 28, and College of Idaho 7 .

Gals Assault PLU Track Record Books The first hint that PLU women' s track might enjoy a run­ for-the-record season came on t h e o p e n i n g m e e t w he n fo u r spikers broke the school standard - in the same event ! Carol Holden, Kris Ringo, Jill Miller, and Bonnie Coughlin all

found their way to the tape better­ ing the two-mile standard . The mile relay was next to go, with the 440 quartet adding yet anothe r school standard. Karen Lansverk clipped 4 . 2 seconds off the 440 mark with a 60 flat timex. Lansverk added the 880 to her collection the next time out with a 2 : 25.5 reading. Miller then lowered the mile mark, and Teddi Breeze joined the record derby with a 17-4 long jump for Carol Auping's spikers.

Mat Squad Places Third In Conference F o r c e d to d e f a u l t in t h e championship match because of injury, Rod Bragato placed sec­ ond while his PLU teammates picked up five third place ribbons a nd two fourths as t h e L u t e s notched a third place team finish at the North w e s t C o n f e r e n c e wrestling tournament. The Lutes were one point shy of s e c o n d p l a c e i n a tourney dominated by perennial power Pacific. Bragato, a 1 67-pound j unior, tore a cartilage in his rib during the semi-final match. M a r k E g be r t ( 1 26 ) , K e v i n Barnard ( 134 ) , Gary Meininger ( 142 ) , Rick Troyer ( 150 ) , and Dan Pritchard ( 1 90 ) finished third . G re g J u l i n ( 1 1 8 ) and Mark Farnham ( 177 ) were fourth.

PLU reinforced its reputation as a s m all college s w i m m i n g power b y recording, for the sec­ ond straight year, a fifth place . finish at the NAIA swimming and diving c ha mpionships i n Marshall, Mn. Five Lute mermen joined the A l l - A m e r ic a d erby, placing among the nation' s top six i n their respective events, while seven P L U s c h ool records w e r e smashed. The L u t e q u a r t e t of B r u c e Wakefield, Gary Shellgren, Ron Barnard, and Chris Pankey c h u rned through the 400 yard medley in 3 : 33 .05, a second place finis h . E a c h PLU swimmer attained All-America status i n t h e proce s s w hile the clocking bettered the NAIA sta ndard of 1975 and broke the PLU mark by over five seconds. Wakefield zipped through the 100 backstroke in 53.69, a school r e c o r d , to p l a c e s e c ond . Tea m mate R o n B a r n a rd w a s third. Barnard, defending nation­ al champion in the 200 back, was runnerup this year. Gary S hellgren picked u p a f o u rth place medal in the 200 breaststroke. His 2 : 1 1 .43 clocking p ro d u c e d All-America honors and a PLU record. Shellgren' s second Lute record was his fifth place 1 : 00. 1 time in the 100 breast. Glenn Preston repeated as an All­ American with a fifth place in the 1650 freestyle. The fifth school record w a s turned i n b y Pankey, who had a leadoff 100 freestyle leg of 48 . 10 in the 400 free relay. Pankey' s effort sparked another standa r d . The relay unit finished seventh in a school record time of 3 : 12.48. The 800 free relay unit also splashed to a school record.

PL U Baseball Squad Eyes Winning Mark Boasting a . 340 team batting average at the midway point of the season, PLU baseballers soon lost the magic touch with the bat but applied it to their gloves, find­ ing that Lute pitchers preferred more of the latter. With a 9-10 mark going into the final two weeks of the season, 5-5 in the Northwest Conference, the Lute diamond squad was in the thick of the NWC race and had a shot at the school 's first winning season in over a decade.


Exercis e And Sports - Keys To Maintaining Good Health

Judy Carlson, Scene alumni editor, is also PLU's top-seeded woman tennis player this spring.

Women Plunge � Into World Class Races

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Four P acific L utheran swim records were s hattered at the A s s o c i ation of Inte rcollegiate Athletics for Women's national s w i m m i n g a n d d i v i n g championships, which con clu d ed March 20 in Miami Fl. Tami Bennett, Jane M i l l e r , J u l i e Z a h n , B a rb V a r s e veld, Robin Sielk, and Karen B e g g s w e r e unable to chalk u p team points against world-class com­ petition, but did better last year' s times in every event. M s . B ennett bettered the 200 butterfly mark, Miller the 50 and 200 breaststroke standards. Mill­ er, Bennett, Zahn, and Varseveld joined forces to write a new 400 free relay record. Just a few weeks earlier, the Lady Lute tankers fin i s h e d a strong second at the Northwest Women ' s Swimming and Diving C h a mpionships w hich were staged i n Pullman. Gary Hafer's Lady Lutes out­ distanced 17 schools, trailing only University of Washington.

"I would say, on the basis of this yea r ' s performances, that PLU ranks among the natio n ' s top five schools in the small col­ lege ranks , " said Hafer. "The formation of a national small col­ lege meet, possibly at Willamette next year, will present a real challenge to u s . "

AII-Star BB Honors Go To Sundberg Senior pivot Randy Sundberg, Pacific Lutheran's scoring and rebounding leader, has been cited on three p o s t - s e a s o n a l l - s t a r basketball teams. Sundberg, 6-6, who averaged 15.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per contest, was a first team pick on b o th t h e NAIA Dis trict 1 and Northwest Conference all-star s qu a d s . L utheran Brotherhood Bond M agazine tabbed Sundberg for second team honors on their All-Lutheran hoop team . Lute cagers finished 10-16 over­ all, 5-9 in Northwest Conference action, deadlocked with College of Idaho for seventh place in the loop.

A n invigorating c J i m at e . ex eI I e n t o n a n d off c a m p u s recreational facilities and a wide variety of phy ieal ed u c a t i o n offe r i n g s eom b i n e 0 m ake summer sessions at PLU the time to be outdoors . "The idea of feeling good is im­ porta n t , " said a thletic dire tor Dr. David Olson. " When you feel good about yourself, you feel good a b o u t o t h e r thi n g s . " P L U ' s S c h o o l of Physical E d ucation stresses the importance of in­ volvement in life-tim e sports ; sports which allow for life-long physical activity and exercise. O l so n explained that the exercise gained through engag­ ing in sports activities is a major factor in the prevention of heart ailments. He also pointed out that p hy s i c a l a c ti vity supplies opportunities for social interac­ tion and emotional release from work and tensions. " S p o r t s a re also important becuase they allow for a c h i e vement, " Olson noted . "These types of activities offer a chance to strive for and attain a degree of excellence everyone n e e d s to reach i n one way or another. " S o m e of the most popular classes a re tho s e w h i c h t a ke advantage of Pacific Northwest s u r rou n d i n g s . W a t e r a n d m ou n t a i n a ctivities allow for summer enjoyment in what Olson t e r m s " a n a r e a of n a t u r a l splendor . " Campus facilities in­ clude practice fields, fully lighted tennis courts and jogging track. O l s o n A u d i t o r i u m o ffe r s a multitude of sports facilitie s ; fieldhouse, handball, squash and paddleball courts ; weight train­ ing room ; gymnasium and more. In addition, the smaller Memori­ al Gym houses the sauna, and the indoor swimming pool is located across from the nine-hole golf course. A n e w i c e a r ena at nearby Sprinker Field has allowed the addition of skating classes to the curriculum. Other new offerings i n c l u d e Swimming P ool M a n­ ageme n t , E x e r c i s e a n d t h e Heart, a Championship Football Clinic and a P arcours Fit n e s s Workshop based on the French idea of circuit exercise.

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Bowmaii OPS" PL U Thinclad Record Attack Gordon Bowman hasn' t joined any record-of-the-month clubs , but the PLU junior distance ace has been humming a happy tune d u r i n g t h e first month of the season w i t h a r e c o r d - a - w e e k performance . Bowman, a product of nearby Washington High School, rewrote the PL U track and field record book on four consecutive Satur­ days - each time in a different distance event ! In the season opener for Paul H os e t h ' s t h i n c l a d s , B o w ma n stomped out a 29 : 42 . 3 six-mile, a P L U s t a n d a rd . The followi n g week he lowered t h e two-mile record to 9: 23.4. Taking aim at his own record in the three-mile, the p h y s i c a l e d u c a t i o n m aj o r chopped six seconds off his previ­ o u s b e s t effort with a 1 4 : 20 . 8 march. Next to fall was the stee­ plechase m a r k , Bowman step­ ping out a 9 : 29.4 race. Winning but one of their first four dual meets, the Lutes con­ tinued to make major revisions on the PLU record manuscript. Kevin Stephenson cleared 14-0 in the pol e v a u l t , b e t t e r i n g t h e p revious mark o f 13-8. Howard Lutton shattered the high hurdles record of 1 5 . 0 with a 14.6 blazer. Joining the record derby was Dan Clark, who carved eight-tenths of a second off his own 880 mark. The new time is 1 : 55 . 4 .

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Aging I n A Changing Society B y Dr. J . A . Schiller Television stations are using a commercial that shows a group of e m p l o y ees giving a worker a watch as a retirement gift. If you look closely at the watch you will notice that it reads 2 : 30 in the afternoon - sym bolic of the fact that the retiring employee still has almost one-third of his work­ ing day - one-third of his life the long vac ation ahead of him . The following quotation from a m an who retired at 65 might well be the words of the retired person in the televisi on a d . " I am 66 years old . Until last year I was employed as a bookkeeper in a large firm where I had been work­ ing since I graduated from high school. There comes a time when one should stop working and take it easy. At least, th a t ' s what I thought. "The time to stop came l a s t year. I wa s glad t o retire. even though a bit sorry to leave the ac customed surroundings a n d t h e m a n y fr i e n d s a m o n g m y fellow emp loyees . This fee ling, however, soon passed and I con­ vinced myself that I was not real­ ly leaving my friends - I could still see them whenever I wanted to - it was pleasant to be free, to go for a walk when the weather was nicer, to read he morn ' ng p p e r l e i s u r e l y , a n d t vi sit friends with my wife. I did drop in a few times at the office to greet my for m e r co- w or k e rs w ith , 'W n, l aves , still wo rking ? ' and to tell them what I had been doi g with my free ti me. "After a wh i l e , I found that t h ese visits were not so satisfying as I thought they would be. The people were talking about their

work, excited about the changes that were being made, and I felt that I was an outsider. I had no­ thing to contribute to the discus­ sion, and it made me feel useless. "All the other ways of filling in the empty hours als o began to lose their app e a l . After a l l , a vacation is only a vacation when it comes after a period of work, and i s doubly appr ec ia ted because it is short. A perpetual vacation is no vacation at all, I d iscovered . ' , That long vacat ion retirement - has diverse facets to it. And in our rapidly changing society the vacation is getting longer ; lengthened because we live longer - lengthened because we are being forced to retire soon­ er. Accord ing to 1970 Census pro­ jection s , if you were a 30-year-old woman in 1970 you could expect to live to be 77. 7 years old ; if you were a 30-year-old man in 1970 you could live to be 7 1 . 3 years old . I f you were a 50-year-old women in 1970 you could expect to reach 79. 2 years ; if you were a 50-year­ old man in 1970 you could expect to reach 73. 6 years. But getting to be 65 isn't the o n l y f a c t o r t h a t i n f l u e nces retirement. In a rapidly changing society one's skills become out­ dated quickly. The Harris Poll Survey ' nct icates tha 53 per cent of those persons aged 55-64 were unemployed in 1975. From this kind of information we can con clude that about 50 per cent of Americans 55 years and over will live one-third of their adult life unemployed - will be a liability rather than an asset to society - will have a 25-year-long vacation. Our soc iety h a s been c h a r a c t e r i z e d a s one t h a t glorifies youth and th a t repudiates and den egra tes old age. But what is old age ? Does it

suddenly come when one retires at 65 or 62 ? L()tI H a r r i s a n d Associates just published a study on The Myth and Reality of Aging in A m e r i c a for t h e Na t i o n a l Council o n A g i n g . T h a t s t u d y p r ovi d e s ins i g h t into when Americans think people get old . E vidence i n d icates it certainly isn't 65. Their study shows that it can be anywhere from 40 to 80 years of age. In place of using age

a s t h e c r i t e ria for being old , respondents considered physical f a c t o r s , e m p loyment, health, retirement, and being useful to society as the important factors. F o r th i s a n a l y s i s w e w i l l n a r r o w o u r f o c u s o n senior ciitzens 6 S and over not living in an institution or some other group living arrangement. Not that in_ ( ContInued on Page J )


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s t i t u t i on a l i zed senior citizens aren't important. But since they constitute only four percent of our populatio n , we have ch osen to c o n c e n t r a te on t h e o t h e r 96 percent. Why do our senior citizens see retirement as a long vacati on ? Some have tried to simplify the answer by making retirement the .::u lprit. But the answer is much more comple x than th a t . T h e a n s w e r d i f f e r s for m e n a n d women, for different econ omic g r o u ps a n d d i ff e re n t r a c i a l gr ups. And ye , getti ng old i n A m rica n soci ty ; perceived to bring som problems common to e v e r y ol de r p e rs o n . E very American , young or old, seems to ee the sa�e kind s of problems for persons over 65. The Harris that poor health, urve sho loneliness, finances , lack of i n ­ e p e n d e n c e , b e i n g neglect ed , xperiencing boredom and fear­ ing death are the concerns that people perceive older persons to have. This is true whether it is people aged 18-64 or persons over 6S who report their perceptions of the concerns of older people. Per hap s we can gain insight into the basis of many of these fe ars f getting old by looking at wha constitutes p e r s o n hood . Pers naJ identity comes from the various roles we carry out in life. We ima gine ourselves in terms of the various things we do. Using the male per son as an example, personhood includes the various roles a man plays : for example, father ) husband, worke r, friend, provider, male church member, child of God . These contribute to m ake up a person 's self. Aging i p vol ves the process of giving up th ese roles - of giving up one 's very being - of losing one 's self­ hood . When children have left home the father role disappears ; when one retires the role of work­ er disappears ; and remembering our earlier quotation, that is also the time when the role of friend gets restricted ; not having a job means that one is no longer a provider ; getting physically less able can also leave the im pres­ s i o n of having lost malen e s s ; should the wife die then the role of husband disappears. So we now have left "church member" and " child of God . " And even church member can begin to slip away sh ould physical conditions p r e ve n t one f r o m a t t e n d i n g chu h or should financial con­ ditions make it impossible to con­ tribute to the support of the local congregation. And so all we have I e f t i s . . child of Go d . " To be ro b b e d of m o s t of w h a t c o n ­ stitutes personhood i n retirement and old age fills that anticipated e x p e r i e n c e w i t h a l l k i n d s of anxieties and fears . Now, let's examine more close­ ly what happens in the world of work. Everyone is familiar with the trend toward early retirement. It used to be 68 , then 65 , and now it is moving toward 62

and even 60. But what is more threatening is the fact that if one loses a job at 50 it becomes almost impossible to find another j o b . T hi s is equa lly true for skilled workers as well as executives. In some of our larger eastern cities, formal organizations have been s tarted to help executives who lose their jobs in their m ature years to find other work. Labor unions a re greatly c o n c e r n e d about the responsibility o f retool­ ing skilled workers who lose jobs during the last 15 years before retiremen t. It is characteristic of a society that values youth and efficiency to want to get rid of the older

' T he v a c a t i o n i s g e t t i n g longer - lengthened because we live longer - lengthened because we are being forced to retire sooner. ' worke r . And the problem h a s become more complicated by our rapid I y changing technology . The demands of a rapidly changing technology result in frequent job changes that require new skills during the worker's life time. It is estimated that the average work­ er will have to retool himself for at least three different jobs in one life time . The problem is com­ pounded by two other factors demand for efficiency and a dis­ dain for old age. The demand for efficiency is accompanied by an assumption that older people do not have the ability to perform efficiently or to learn a new skill. Apparently our society does not accept the adage : "He who starts out as a clever pup, is very likely to end up a wise old hound . " Our work world seems to have developed a lack of concern, yes, even a disdain for older worke rs . This is reflected in the startling findings of a study of pe nsions done by Nader and Blackwell in 1973. They estimated that "half of the people who are enrolled in pension plans in private industry

never receive a penny. " This is why Congress re c e n t l y e s t a b l i s hed a vested principle, after a fash i o n , u n d e r w h i c h p ri v a t e p e n s i o n plans must operate. It would be helpful, I think , to u nder stan d the s t a n c e of o u r c u l ture and the nature o f our culture by looking a t anot h e r culture. Indian tribes in early American history had developed a custom that guaranteed worth to its older citizens. There were no w r i tt e n books nor a rapid c h a n g e in the w a y s of d o i n g things. So the ways of the elder were always w i s e a n d appr op riate. And the elders al­ ways kept the most important in­ for mation a s a se cret to themselv es . T h e y w o u l d o n l y share such secrets on their death beds. The elder, therefore , was always valued as a specialist. In our society, modern technol­ o g y h a s m a de o l d e r workers useless . In fact it has made them a drag upon progre s s . The Puritan ethic , still characteristic of America , holds that a man is worth what he does. But what is a man with nothing to do worth ? Such an environ m ent can only p r o d u c e fe a r , l o n e l i n ess and feelings of uselessness in old age. Forc ed ea rly reti rement and inadequate pensions have caused f i n a n c i a l h a r d s h ips to sen ior citizens, especially as the cost of living is skyrocketing . While the median family income in the U . S . i s a little over $ 1 2,000, 5 1 per cent of those persons over 65 are sub­ sisting on less than $3 ,000 a year. And 2,000,000 Americans who are eligible for old age as sistance are not getting it. And Medicare was only paying for 43 per cent of the medical expenses of people over 65. In 1 970, the President's Task Force on Aging recommended the abolition of the work income test for persons between 62 and 72 years of age, and called for the computation of Social Security benefits based on the combined earnings of husband and wife. But no thing has been done by the Administration or Congress on these important matte rs . The Harris Poll of l a s t year

i l l u s t r a t e s t h a t t h e n e g a t i ve treatment of older people by the world of work is reflected in the image that America has of people over 65. Older people are not seen as very bright or alert, not seen as open-minded or good at getting things done. They are not seen as very physically active or very sexually active. What this image creates is a perception of older p e o p l e w h o do n o t h a v e t h e abilities to succeed in a rapidly changing technological society. But what is still more interest­ ing, but also disturbing, is that o l d e r people think diffe rently about themselves than they do about other older people . Despite th e i r o w n p 0 s i t i v e s e l f appraisals, the older public does not differ much from the younger public in their evaluation of most of their contempora rie s . E v e n though an older person may see himself or herself as frie ndl y , w a r m , alert and open-minded. Apparently our society has done a good job of making us see older people in a negati ve way - so much so that older people even see one another negatively. Or, as Harris puts it, "While I personal­ ly am very bright and alert most of my peers simply are not. " Another important social bond f r people is the family. A century ago gra ndparents, p a re n ts and t h e i r .c h i I d r e n u p 0 n t h e i r marriage all lived in the same

' To be robbed of m o s t of what constitutes personhood in retirement and old age fills that anticipated experience with all kinds of anxieties and fears ' c o m m u n i t y . K n o w l e d ge a n d economic power flowed through three generations. Each genera­ tion was important to the other ­ sharing wisd om , s k il l s , trials, tribulations and joys. Today's technological, mobile society has changed all that. With fewer children born e a r l i e r , mother and father are left with the empty nest much earlier in life and more completely than ever before. In fact, our homes are not even built to accomodate a second generation. Parents do not have the knowledge that is v a l u a b l e to t h e i r offs p ri n g . Values and life styles have changed so that common bonds are not easily retained. Distance and living space have made con­ t a c t i n f r e q u e n t , ill s p i t e o f Ma Bell ' s advertisement to call someone you love . Perhaps nothing creates more loneliness for older A mericans ( Contlnued on Page 4 )


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th an lac k of contact with their own children and friend s. There isn 't any other system of friend­ ship that can replace c h i l d ren . M in na Field quotes an elderly woman who experiences this feel­ ing : "I keep a tight grip on my hurt feelings when I do not see any of my children , or hear from them for weeks at a stretch. I try to remember that they ar bu y with their households, with their fa mi lie s , an d with the various recreational activities which are to them an essential part of their lives . So, wben I do see them, I never re proa c h them , b u t tell them how glad I am that they were able to com e . It is n t ea sy, b u t th a t ' s what growi n g o l d means nothing i s easy. " We have seen how our senior citizens are st ipped of their very being when forced to retire and when left alone as their child ren move away. In the play " K i n g Lear , " King Lear has a similar experience . He divided his king­ dom among his three daughters and gave them the power to rule. In return, they ignored him and forsook him . And as King Lear is experiencing this agony, the Fool in the play says to King Lea r, "Now thou art an ' 0 ' without a figure. I am better than thou art : I am a fool but thou art nothing. " Then King Lear and his com­ panions go out into the storm to wander over the land in madness and beggary. And King Lear cries out : J

R u m b l e thy bellyfu l ! Spit, fire ! Spout, rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire are my daughters. I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness. I never gave you kingdom, called you children.

The sinister forces of nature do not hurt King Lear as much as his daughter s ' perfidy. A n d s o , i n America, all the problems that se nior citizens have pale i n t o s i gn ificance when compared to the terrible, haunt i n g , e m p t y feeling o f being forgotten and alone - of belonging to no one of having taken the long vacation that separates them from mean­ ingful belongingness. This iso l a tion from fri e n d s , co mmu n ity and work and this rapidly changing society, with all the problems that come with such change, have cre ated s e r i o u s problems for our senior citizens. The Harris Poll indicat e s what people over 65 see as the prob­ lems that older people have. They are fear of crime, poor health, lack of money, lonel iness, medic­ al c a r e , lack of education , not feeling needed, not enough to do to keep busy, not enough frie nds, no job opportunities, poor housing and lack of clothing. And those problems are great-

er for people with low incomes. This overall measure of satisfac­ t i o n c b a n g e s a s i n c o m e i n­ creases . 49 per cent of those with an income below $1 ,000 are p orly satisfied ; whereas, none of those w ith incomes above $6,000 are poorly satisfied. Only 22 per cent of those with incomes of less than $] ,000 are very well s ati sfied ; whereas , 78 per ent of th se w ith incomes of $10,000 or more are very well sa isfied . Buying power is the avenue by which older peo­ p l e ca n e x t r i c ate t h e m s e l v e s from the conditions that our soci­ ety has crea ted for them. An d, re me m ber that 51 per ent of our s e n ior ci tize ns in the State of Wash i n g t o n h a v e i n c o m e s of $3,000 or less . And now, let ' s e x a m i ne o n e more effect upon enior citizens in a rapidly ch a n g i n g society ; n a m e l y , c h a n g e in p h y s i c a l surroundings . You have heard of the turmoil an older person faces who is forced to leave his or her home when urban renewal takes over in our urban centers. Why is that so traumatic ? One of the reasons is that h u m a n b e i n g s rece ive t h e i r identity through experiences that are enshrined in s y m b o l s . L e t m e g i v e you a personal example. It is always a warming k ind of experience, a renewal of my self-image, to go back home and sit in the church in which I grew up as a child and in which I was confirm ed. God worship - my relationship to God su ddenly becomes alive . That church building includes me my experiences. Should I ever come to that place and find that building gone part of me would be gone. Our Lord understood his crea tures very well - and so He told us to use water with baptism - to use bread and wine in com­ munion - symbols that enshrine in some phy:sical way our self­ hood in relationship to God. A n d so it is t h a t w h e n we change h y m n s or l i t u r g y , out­ ward symbols that some people ha e shared for 30, 40, SO, 60 years - t h a t m e a n to t h e m , t h a t enshrine for them something of themselves and God - that we are in danger of robbing them of their very being. Let me quickly add, however, that our religious education and

interpretation may have been at fault in not moving faith beyond the symbol . But we are human beings . And the Church needs to rememb e r i t h a s a s y m b o l i c mini s t ry not just t o youth who seek changes and new symbols that speak more clearly to the m, but also to the senior citizen that God may continue to be real to him. Earlier we discussed the roles that persons gradually lose as they grow older . We noted that finally only one was left - child of God. Let' s be sure we do every­ thing we can to assure the petition of the hymn, "Change and decay in all around I see ; 0 Thou who changes not, abide with me ! " We have seen how changing society has affected the lives of senior Americans through early retirement, frequent occupation­ a l shifts , technological development, economic hardships in retirement, lack of family and fri en a s h i p support syste m s , and the chan ging p h ys i c a l e n v i r o n m e n t . T h e num ber of people this will affect in the years ahead, the percent of our total population it will affect, is on the increa se. As our birth

rates decline and as people live longer our senior citizen populat i o n w i l l i n c r e a s e d i s­ propo rtionat el y From 1 950 to 1970 the number of people over 6S increased 63 per cent . It is pro­ jected that by the year 2000 that nu m b e r w i l l h a v e i n c r e a s e d another 4S per ent. And what is more disturbing is that persons 6S and over that ill be institutionalized will also in­ crease disproportionately. From 1950 to 1970 that pop ula tion i creased 300 per cent and by 1980 it win have increased another 3 8 per cent. Wha t will it be b y the year 2000 ' F i n a l l y , l e t ' s c n sid e r two examples that may motiva e us in o u r r e l a ti o n s h i p s to e nj o r Americ n s in our own comlnunity, i n our chur h and in ou r ociey . These examples come from the Old Testa ment. The first is an incident in Exodus 17. Israe l is engaged in battle by Amalek at Rephidim . Mos es, who is 80 years old and unable to lead the battle , directs Joshua to take some men an d go out and fight A m a l e k . Moses says h e wiII take two men with him to the top of the hill to pray and hold up his rod with his hands and watch the battle . Soon Moses' hand gets weary and falls to his side. As this happens Israel begins to lose the battle. So Aaron and Hur help hold high the hand of Moses . And then the battle turns and Israel win s . In a certain sense our society is losing the pow e r and wisdom o f our senior citizens in the activities of our society today because we do not provide the structures, the ways by which the hands of our senior citizens m a y be h e l d up to s e r v e u s according to their abilities. And the s e c o n d c h a l l e n g e comes from Isaiah 40. There we read : "They who w a i t for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall walk and not faint. " Through com munity s e r v i c e s , t h r o u g h l o c a l c o n­ gregations, through policies you a n d . I ad vocate in government, and 10 the way you and I respond to the senior citizens among us, we need to become servants of God to o u r s e n i or citizens to provide ways i n which we c a n help them hold u p their hands and help them to walk and not faint. It does not have to be their long vacation !

' D r . Schiller, professor of sociol­ ogy at PLU since 1958, delivered this a d d re s s a t the annual meeting of L u t h e r a n C o m­ munity Services of P i erce County in February.

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' When Did We See You H ngry , Lord ? ' By Dr. William Foege

Editor's note : Dr. William Foege '55, who has spearheaded a succe s s f u l 10·year global campai �n to eradicate smallpox, was on campus 10 May to receive the PLU D i s t i n g u i shed Alumnus Award. In the April Sce !,e we summarized the smallpox . e rad ication program which Dr. Foege explained at the May 10 Q Club banquet. Following is a message he delivered at campus chapel services that morning.

" When Lord did we ever see you hungering ? " - Matthew 25. In the Fall of 1975 a seminar was held in New Jersey at which William Hatter, a uthor of "Famine 1974" said, and I quote " Famine in this world is absolute � ly, positively, inevita ble. There is no way out. Nat io n s should be ivided into a triage and those mcapable of survival should not be helped . " At the same meeting Ga rret Hardin who teaches at the Uni­ versity of California said , and I � u.ote, "the r� sponsible policy is hfe-boat ethics . . . with each Nation a lifeboat responsible for its own self-sufficiency . " A statement from our own U . S . National Security Council says " to give food aid to countries jus t because people are starving is a p retty weak reason . " Lifeboat ethics in fact might become an unofficial policy in the United States because it is unchallenged. What is " lifeboa t ethics ? " Is it a reasonable metaphor, and is it a easonable Christian respons e ? First, what i s meant b y lifeboat ethics ? I will use Garret Hardin's explanat �o n . ( 1) H e s a y s m e t a p horIcally each Nation amounts 0 a lifeboat full of peo­ ple. ( 2 ) The poor Nations have more crowded lifeboats and some passengers keep falling out . As they do they try to get admitted to the rich lifeboats . ( 3 ) If we are tempted to live by the Christian i�eal we take the needy to our hfeboat. The result is the boat is swamped, all people drown and we have complete justice but also compl ete catas trophe. He said the solution, therefore, is to admit � o one to our lifeboat and if there IS anyone in the lifeboat who feels guilty they can cha nge places with someone in the water. After a period of time we will rid the boat of all guilt . Is it a good metaphor ? First, I think we have to look at the fact that the argument is based on the premise of Nations or l ifeboats being self-sufficient. As a matter of fact, we and other countries are

con tinuously becoming more in­ ter-dependent and not less The oU crisis was an example . But, if we look at chrome, and coffee, lea , chocolate , raw materials of all kinds, ven beef. we see that these are im ported to the United States and t h e nited Stat e s i m a ge o f s e l f- s u ffi c i e ncy i s a fading dre a m . T h e m e t a p h o r seems to crack immediately. But, if the metaphor would be good and if we would see in the world seats in the lifeboats which are not sufficient for all of the people in the world the next ques­ t i o n i s h o w s h a l l we a llocate seats ? According to Maritime conventions one is supposed to draw lots or sometimes it is even said women and children first. In the United States we make up five p e r c e n t to 6 p e r cent of the worl d ' s populatio n . Should we have more than five per cent of the seats ? . Li ��oln once asked the ques­ tIOn, O n what basis can I say you go bound and I go free ? " And he answe red the quest ion " I f the answer is color then I m s t let the next person who is lighter than I am put me in bondage. If I say intell i gence then I must be the slave of all who are smarter. If I say .wealth ( a �d that is really the baSIS for the hfeboat ethics that is th� real criteria for getti� g on the hfeboat ) then I must give my seat to those who are richer. " I can assure you that the day will come when the United States is not the richest country in the world . Do we really, at that point, want wealth to determine who gets the seats in the l i feboats ? . Third , w i l l tria ged countries disappea r ? The answer is " o f course not . " I f w e never help Bangladesh they will continue to exist and they will continue to be a fe s t e r i n g s o r e i n t h e w o r l d . P e r h a p s the most o b noxious aspec � of Hardin's metaphor is the failure to note that we are in fact swamping the lifeboats of the poor countries . With five per cent to s ix per cent of the world ' s population we in the United States consume 40 per cent of the world ' s resources. This i s not just a matt­ er of self- sufficiency . We a r e actually taking resources out of the o t h e r l i f e b o a t s . O u r i n ­ s � tiable demand for petroleum directly competes with the poor countries ' need for fertilizer and t eir need for diesel to run irriga­ tIOn pumps. Our animals in the United States, and if you have not heard this let me assure you it is true, our animals in the United States consume as much grain as a l l I n d i a ns and C h i n e s e p u t together. Hunger in the world is not a problem of production ; it is a problem of distribution. And if that's not enough, namel y : that our animals eat as much as all Indians and Chinese, the U . S . in a d d ition is the wor l d ' s largest beef i mporter i n the wor l d which means grain consumed in o t h e r co untries . Until we are

things we can do ? Or is this a hopeless situa tion ? When Norman Cousins has said that the major sickness of the 20th Cen� ury is desensitization and a m aj o r c h a l leng of the Ch urch should be to teach us to be moved b y s t.I f e � i n g . . . to d e v l o p s e n s i tivity , to cou n t e r t h e Hardin � �ho �ttempt to justify our selfish mstmcts . . . we must in fact, become the conscience of society and take that role seri­ ously. Second, I believe we have to view the good fortune of the Un­ ited States in food production not as something to be squandered but as a global trust, a challenge to s t e w a r d s h i p , because one­ tenth of the g r a i n fed to o u r animals would , i n fact, meet the global deficit. Third, we have to become in­ ternationalists and it is important that we view ourselves as world citizens first and as Americans second. Fourth , we can simplify our life s t � l e s . C a n you j u s tify eating tWice as much protein as you real­ ly need ? Do we as A m ericans have an inherent · right to con­ sume 17 times as many resources as an Indian peasant ? Isn't it a moral imperative and not j ust a legal imperative that we drive 55 miles an hour or less because we are literally consuming fertilizer and therefore food as we go fast­ er? The crisis we face is in the disproportionate use and waste of the world 's resources, a threat to the third worl d , not a threat from the third world. B u t the q u e s t i o n is a s k e d aren't famines needed to contro population ? You can only advocate that a pp roa h if you a c c e p t y o ur s e l f t h e r i s k s o f starva �ion and you can't accept these risks on a U . S . diet living in the U . S . The fact is the world still can be fed - let's not approach t h e. p o p � l a t i o n. p r o b I e m b y m a m t a m m g or mcreasing the suffering of the people who are a l r e a d y h e r e . Let ' s instead provide whatever is needed t o make pregnancy i n fact a choice to reduce the birth rates of the future. It's not impossible. Even with the l i m ited a m o u n t of r� sources now going into popula­ tIOn control , and they are limited t h e r e h a s b e e n a 14 per cen reduction in birth rates in the last t� n years globally. Not only have birth rates started to decline but for the first time in 1974 the a tual number of births in the United States began to decline. There are in fact some happy notes on the horizon. The next ten years should in fact be the most e x c i t i n g t i m e in the a r e a of population contro l . Let ' s s a c ­ rifice, if we have to, to provide the means to the worl d to control population. And let' s sacrifice , if

Dr. William Foege ready to stop all imports we can't �ven conte � plate the approach of hfeboat ethiCS, we are not in a m o r a l p o s i t i o n to t a l k a b o u t l i fe b o a t s . A b e t t e r metaphor �ould be to see all of us in a single hfeboat which is taking on water on one e n d , but with the r i c h c ountries saying that isn't our side of the lifeboat. What should our attitude be ? E xcept for Ch a p l a i n W i l l i a m Coffin at Yale who has said the development of an immoral con­ clusion is what Hardin is talking about based on defining the prob­ l e m i m m o r a l l y , there are not many people who are responding to the Hardin argument. I believe we should see t h e Hardin approach for what i t real­ ly is , namely : the priest walking by on the other side. A Christian view of social j ustice requires us to ( 1 ) see each person. even the least �f these, as being not only our neighbor but as being Christ · ( 2 ? approach the concept o neighbor on a global basis ' and (3 � in app roaching our gi obal neighbor If I am to love him as I love myself, then I must assume r e s p o n s i b il ity for his predicament and I must share w ith h i m his pred icament and make his solution my solution This means that I can accept n solution for others which I won 't accept for myself and for my � h i l d r e n � nd I wo n ' t a c c e p t hfeboat ethiCS for m y children. A Christian approach to the prob­ lem of world hunger must start by asking for forgi veness for our m yopia rather than the rational ization of past actions . And if we are to in fact be the body of Christ in the w o r l d o u r approach must be a redemptive approach not an a p p r o a c h o f t r i a g e o r l ifeboat s . Are there

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The Quality Of Freedom In Christ Message delivered at V e s per Service during Joint Convention o f North Pacific District (ALC) and Pacific Northwest S ynod ( LCA ) , June 12, 1976.

By William O. Rieke, M.D. President, Pacific Lutheran University

I ' m grat e f u l to h a v e a n o p p o r t u n i t y t o s p e n d a few m oments refl e c t i n g with y o u about the quality of freedom in Christ. I speak not from the point of view of a homiletician, or a theologian, but rather from the point of view of a Christian like you - one who can speak only from what he has experienced ; one who can share, not from the brilliance of great knowledge, or the depth of gre at i n s i g h t , but o n l y from t h e b a c k ground of k n o w i n g t h a t of t h e m a n y paradoxes in life , there is one paradox about freedom that is not frustrating. That paradox is this : the more one becomes a slave to Christ and to Christ's people, the more free one i s ! I n John 8 , t h e 32nd verse, a fa miliar verse to many of us , Jesus says, "You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free . " And then just four verses later, Jesus again speaks, "If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. " Thinking of the q uality of freedom , we recognize that freedom comes to us as God ' s a c t a n d H i s g i ft . We are the beneficiaries of the tremendous gift of freed om ; and with that gift, there comes a new status. That new status is to know by our own experience what it is to be free. To know experientially that if we abandon ourselves i n God, we are free.

You know that David, in the Old T e s t a m e n t , h a d to l e a rn experientially w h a t i t w a s t o attain t h i s new status o f being free. He had to learn experiential­ ly, I say, for David, great and mighty and powerful king that he was, was not without sin. If one l oo k s and r e f l e c t s b r i e f l y o n P s al m 51 , o n e will recall that David, in fact, had committed a d r e a d f ul s i n w i th a m a r r i e d

woman. To make matters worse, he had stayed back in the comfort and the security of the city, while he sent that woman 's husband out into battle. And , as David h a d pl a nned, Uriah the Hittite was k illed i n actio n . Then the full horror of what he had done came home to him. He wa s filled with an overwhelming sense of guilt and remorse and anguish. All of his mighty accomplish ments, his achievements in the past and all of the power that he could com­ mand as king meant nothing to him. In fact, they only made his status worse. For he realized how dreadfully he had failed. When he came to the recogni­ tion of his own failure and then proj ected himself out of himself and abandoned himself to God 's mercy, he said, in effect, " God , I ' m no good. Take away my evil personality. Remove this sinful, carnal heart from me. And , Lord, give me a new personality, a new heart. Make my spirit right with­ in me. " Only when David did this, only when he was prepared to admit that by himself he could not con trol t h e forces of his own personality, let alone the forces of the world around him, only then was he willing to accept a power greater than himself. It was at that point that David knew the truth about himself and the t ruth about God . What he found out was that the true God told him he could be forgiven. And when he was forgiven , he gained freedom . . . freedom from his sin­ f u l des ires , freedom from his limited self, freedom fro m his own i m p e r f e c t i o n s . T h e new status became his only when he abandoned hi mself to God and i m m e r s e d h i m se l f t o t a l l y i n service to God - a new status of freedom which he knew experientially . And whi ch you and I can know from experience if w e , l i k e D a v i d , a b a n don ourselves and put on the mantle of faith that allows us to reach the hand outward and upward to the encompassing, all-powerful, all­ m e r c i fu l , e v e r p r e s e n t L o r d , Jesus Christ. C . F . Walther once said, " The word of God is not rightly divided when the Law is not preached in its full sternness or the Gospel is not presented i n i t s ful l s w e e t n e s s . " H e said, " T here must be a balance between Law and Gospel . " From the sweetness of the Gospel, though, and from our abandoning ourselves in the Gospel of Christ comes the new s t a tus of life, libert y , and freedom . . . the new quality of free­ dom . Our status is changed from bondage to fre e d o m , f r o m e n s lavem ent t o libert y , a s paradoxical as that may see m . Those who are now i n Christ must take pains to see that their life befits this new status. You know, when Paul talks of freedom, he talks of our new life before Christ, and the new freedom he speaks of is the freedom that liberates the

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power of the spirit to work within us . Perhaps it does not surprise us to observe that true freedom is always attended by one quality, w h i c h is the q u a l i t y of t h a t eagerness to serve. An Indian Nobel laureate b y the name o f Togorah wrote, about five decades ago, a very interest­ ing observation. He wrote , "I have on my table a violin string. It is free to move in any direction that I like. If I twist one end of the string, the other responds, and the string moves freely. But the string is not free to sing. Only if I take it and fix it to my violin is it free to sing. Only if I bind it, then when it is bound, do I hear the sweetness of its so n g . " Oddly enough, the quality of freedom that calls for service of that sort leads us to bondage. It is perhaps even of greater unusualness for us to think that bondage and free­ dom can go hand in hand and actu ally rei nforce e a c h o t h e r rather than mitigate against one another. The old hymnist put it this way, " Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free. " And what a thrill and a joy it is to join in that hymn - " Make me a captive, Lord, and then I shall be free . " I t i s interesting that one is free even if he is a slave, provided that ' he loves his master. For then the things that are required by his m a s t e r , are t h e same as the things that his love requi res. The demands of slavery are precisely the demands of one 's own heart, if one' s heart is lifted up in love to one ' s master. Thus it is with those of us who are children of Christ. The demands of our slavery to C h r i s t a re i d e q.tical with the demands of our lo v e . T h e challenge we face as children of G o d is to s e e w h e t h er t h o s e d e m.a n d s o f s l a v e r y c a n b e extended above and beyond our

response to Christ and reached out to our response to each other. Can we love one another enough so that willingly and joyfully we make ourse lves slaves to each other. confident that our sl avery to one another will bring about greater freedom ? Certainly, the n e w rela tionship and the new status of freedom in Christ has no meaning unless our slavery can be extended into a love relation­ ship with one another. If we go back to our frien d David in Psalm 5 1 , we may note again what he s a i d . David, in making his recompense to God , said, " Lord, if you will restore me, if you will forgive me, if you will make me whole, then , " he said, "I will teach transgressors their ways, and then I will sing aloud all Thy deliverances . " That is, David was saying, "I will work o u t my freedom in service to others . " And, thus it is ; for a quality of the new status is to demand that we work out our freedom in service to others . Freedom cuts both way s . It liberates those who serve, but it redeems those who are the recipients of that service. We, as Christians , dare not hide behind our piety, afraid to serve in a world of sin. We dare not hide behi nd our freedo m , afraid to exercise it for the good of those who are non-Christians, for then both our freedom is diminished and their welfare is hindered. A n o t h e r quality of our new status of freedom is that it is not without restraint. Indeed, we are f re e ; a n d in C h r i s t , we a r e perfectly free. But freedom also has bounds. Christians are to be gu ided not by the whim of the m o m e n t or by s e l f - c e n t e r e d d e s i r e , b u t rather b y t he all­ embracing principle of love and of discipline. Maybe that latter word "discipline" has come into disregard in today's era . And, if so, it is to our great los s , for a quality of freedom can never be reached fully without discipline. I t is possible that we are i m ­ patient too often ; i t i s possible that we do not want to discipline ourselves enough to recognize the great depth of freedom that discip l i n e b ri n g s . G o o d w o r s h i p demands good preparation. Good preaching demands good study and good research. Good surgery demands many hours of work and study and practice. Good teachi n g demands many hours o f preparation with the books . Good service to one another demands many thoughtful, careful hours of learning each other's needs. How may I most effectively serve by discipling myself and realizing in that discipline the depths of freedom that Christ showed me when ( Continued on Page 7)

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he disciplined Himself to give His life and then rose again to give us s alvation ? And then, finally, the freedom that we have, the new status that we have, together with its new q u a l i t i e s - t h e q u a l i t i e s of service, the qualities of discipline - are sustained by the promise that Christ is with u s . C h r i s t promises u s more than simply a recollection of what He has done ; Christ promises us His presence - His presence. How di fferent the case would be if Christ had only said, "The memory of my life and my work will be with you . You can remember me, you can think about me or read about me. " But that is not what He said. He has promised us His presence. "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the ends of the earth . " How do we know that it is His presence, not His memory , that we enjoy ? We know it every time we come to the Lord' s table and partake of His body and His blood - n o t H i s memory, but His presence. W e know i t whenever we see and witness or participate in a baptism - the presence of the Holy Spirit. We know it day by day b y the fell owship that we have with each other. And many times I think we fail to appreciate how meaningful that great cloud of witnesses is that surrounds us . When our memories fail and our faith falters and our hope flags, then the presence of this cloud of witnesses a bout us can remind us again of the presence of Christ. And we know of H i s presence through the preaching and the teaching of His word. Both within and without our churches, both within and without our church u n i v e r s i t i e s , both within and without great conventions of this 'sort, these things sustain us : t h e Lord' s supper, the baptism, the fellowship with one another, the preaching a nd teaching of H i s word, reminding u s constantly of Christ's promise that He will be with us always. 1976 . the bicentennial of our nation. June 12, 1976 . . the second day of the ALC/LCA Joint Con­ v e n t i o n u n d e r the theme of "Proclaim Liberty . " I invite you to j oin with me in a prayer of thanksgiving that we have a new freedom - a new freedom which paradoxically enough becomes g re a t e r the more we enslave o u r s e l v e s by a b a n d o n i n g ourselves to God , which becomes greater the more we trust in God rather than in ourselves, for we are then free from our own inade­ quacies a n d restraints. A new status . . . a new freedo m , which brings with it qualities of service and discipline and the assurance of Christ' s eternal presence. This is the prayer for the bicentennial ; t h a t together, u nder this new freedom, we may grow yet more i n d e p t h a n d in l o v e a n d i n service. .

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E thnic Student Enrollment At PLU Grows

Reviewing A Banner Year For Giving

Annuity Give s

By Phil Miner

B y David Berntsen Director of Development

Advantage

The years of development and growth since Pacific Luthera n U niversity achieved university status in 1 960 a r e a c c u r a t e l y described a s years o f diversifica­ tion . Unive r s i t y f a c i l i t i e s doubled. New educational prog­ rams were adopte d , o l d o n e s s t re n g t h e n e d and updat e d . Student enrollment - up. Another s ignificant aspect of this divers ification is the ethnic mixture of our student body. Not only are the majority of the states represented on campus but now the four classifica t i o n s o f American minorities comprise a strong and growing percentage of the student population. This student a malgam i s attributed to many factors. One definite influence is the universi­ t y ' s c o m m i t m e n t to relevant ethnic programs . This is evident with the existence of the office of Min o r i t y A f fa i r s a n d t h e I n ­ terdisciplinary E thnic Studies Progra m . Both areas are uni­ versity s u pported. They do not depend upon federal funding for continuance. The q u e s t i o n of a c a d e m i c quality is often raised when a uni­ versity experiences a growth of minority enrollment. An excerpt from a PLU brochure adequately sums up the philosophy adhered to by the Office of Admissions in regard to general recruitment as well as minority recruitment. " E ach interested student who ap plies for a d m i s s i o n i s c o n ­ sidered on individual m erit, talents, a n d achiev e m e n t s . A s tudent's academic record, but more import a n t , his academic potential is assessed prior to his admission decision. PLU does not a t t e m p t to s e t and meet any s p e c i f i c q u ota o f m i n or­ ity/disadvantaged students . All s t u d e n t s w h o q u a l i fy for acceptance are considered regardless of race or faith . " This philosophy, i n conjunction with a travel schedule developed to contact all student pools, high school s , churche s , com munity o r g a n i z a t i o n s , e d u c a t i o n­ assistance progr a m s , et c . , has

This past fiscal year has been a banner year for the PLU Annual F u n d , w h i c h includes five primary gift sourc es : alumni , friend s , congregations, corporations and foundations . The goal o f a 2 0 per cent in­ crease over the p revious year was exceeded . Q Club income for t h e f i r s t f i v e m o n t h s of t h i s calendar year is up 16 per cent over last year' s record total ! The A l u m n i , however, showed the greatest improve m e n t w i t h a nearly 50 per cent increase to a record $126,000 ! We are most grateful for the e nt h u s i a s m a n d s u p p o r t t h a t ha ve m a d e these inc reases possible. Yet we must also point out that we still have a long way to go. The A l u m n i New Directions drive needs $130,000 in new giving to reach its three-year half-million dollar goal by May 31 , 1977. The Q Club also has an ambitious goal. With over 550 members current­ ly, a goal of 700 has been set for the end of this calendar year. We need the help of alumni and non-alumni alike to reach this im­ portant goal. More than 500 per cent of the Q Club membership is n o n - a l u m n i , so m a n y of your friends may be exce l l e nt prospects - an area resident, a local business man. a committed Christian - anyone interested in quality education with a Christ­ ian emphasis. Over 350 Q Club members were on hand for a very special evening on campus May 10. The annual Q Club spring banquet featured Dr. William Foege as spea k e r . D r . F oege is the person p rimarily responsible for organizing the world-wide campaign that has seen the virtual eradication of smallpox from the earth.

By E d Larson

Associate Director, Admissions

c o n t i n u o u s l y r e s u l t e d in t h e i d e n t i f i c a t ib n o f q u a l i f i e d s t u d e n t s , m a n y o f w h o m a re minority. O u r � l u m n i h a v e b e e n key people 10 the identification and referral of top student prospects . The s t e a d y f l o w of q u a l i f i e d

Retirement Income, Tax

Director of Planned Giving

There are many people who w o u l d l i k e to h e l p P a c i f i c L utheran Uni versity through a contribution but who are con­ c e rned about their retirement. They would also like to reduce their current income taxes. Now there is a plan available that allows you to make a gift to PLU now-with a guaranteed in­ come paid to you at a later date (s uch as retirement ) . This plan is called a deferred charitable gift annuity. Here is how it works : Let ' s say Dr. S m i t h , age 50 , tra nsfers $10 ,000 to PLU for a d�ferred p a y me nt gift annuity With the payments to begin at age 65 . Under such a plan he will recieve, at age 65, a guaranteed annual income of $1 ,050 ($10 ,000 x 10.5% ) . I n addition, this year, when he sets . up the a greement, he will receive a charitable contribution deduction of just under $6,000. In this day when many people are looking for ways to provide for their retirement, a deferred charitable gift annuity can offer that benefit as well as providing t a x a d v a n t a g e s . Fina lly and most i m p o r t a n t , t h e r e i ; the satisfaction of knowing that such a gift has assisted in the support of Christian higher education at Pacific Lutheran University. For more inform ation, contact :

Edgar Larson Office of Development Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 (206 ) 531-6900 Extension 232

student applicants can best be ma intained with continued alumni support. I particularly encourage our minority alumni to become even more actively in­ volved in referring names a n d addresses o f qualified students of color to our office.


Notes 184 Seniors

Graduate With Honors

706 Receive Degrees At Graduation By Jim Peterson Graduation can be a h a s s l e . Hundreds o f graduates and facul­ ty a n d t h o u s a n d s of f a m i l y m e m b e r s a n d friends packed together in an auditorium that never seems large enough. The fact that it signifies the end of a four-year, even a 16-year life style and the beginning of an often u ncertain future causes apprehension. S 0 m e g r a d u a t e s u n­ derstandably bag it and receive t h e i r d e gree in absentia . For those w ho endure the h a s s l e , howeve r , the j oyful e m b races and congratulations after t h e ceremonies make i t a day they will probably never forget. One Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty graduate whose memories of Sunday's Commencement exercises may be more vivid than most is Katherine Allen of Los A n g e l e s . T w e n t y - f i v e of h e r relatives and frie nds traveled 1 ,600 miles from Los Angeles to Tacoma to be with her when she became the first person on either side of the family to earn a college degree. In the Allen entou rage were Katherine's mother and fathe r , two g randmothe rs, her grandfather Harry Allen, three s i sters , an uncle and aunt, her boyfriend and more than a dozen close friend s . The laughter, tears, kisses and embraces were a sight to behold . G r a nd fa t h e r A l l e n r e p e a t e d , a l m o s t a s t ho u gh he couldn ' t believe it, " She's the first one. My

Katherine Allen surrounded by admirers from left, three sisters, her boyfriend, both grandmothers, grandfather Harry Allen, her parents, aunt and uncle. g r a n d d a u g h t e r is a c o l l e g e graduate ! �tarkly contrasting the joy of the Allen family w a s the loneliness of another Los Angeles graduate , Thomas Galla g h e r . There was no family on hand to greet him . Instead, he was met near the door of Olson Auditorium by Joe Palmquist, education officer at M cNeil I s land Federal Peni tentiary. G a l l agher a n d Palmquist slipped away to return to the gray walls of the prison shortly after the commencement ceremonies ended. Yet Gallagher did not seem depressed. He was happy in his own quiet way, and also v e ry cognizant of the excitement and the colors a round him after 28 months behind bars. Though he h a s more than a year of con­ finement still ahead of him, he has already begun work in a PLU master' s degree program. "

Tom A nderson, chairman of the Board of Regents, and his wife, Katherine, greet Dr. William Foege at the May Q Club banquet. - ...

Along with community college, high school and vocational school g r a d u a t e s , he w a s a l s o rec­ ognized b y prison commen c e ­ ment ceremonies M a y 26. This is the third year that a n n u a l graduation exercises have been held at the prison. Following the presentation of 706 b a c h e l o r ' s a n d m a s t e r ' s degrees at PLU Sunday, universi­ ty president Dr. William o. Rieke a d m o n i s h e d the graduates to seek fulfil lment in p u rposefu l service. " In purposeful service you will find joy, " he said. "If this uni­ versity has offered you anything i t h a s o f f e r e d y o u t h a t u n­ derstanding. " Y ou w i l l m o v e into areas where others have been, j ust as others will fill the vacuum you leave , " he added . " Perhaps you will step into an area never before occupied. Or you may create a unique place of your own to be productive and to find fulfillment. " Wherever that place is, all that we do is interrelated , " he c o n t i n u e d . "We have become part of the essence of each other. W e , a n d y o u , w o u l d b e im­ measurably diminished i f this commencement occasion were to e the end of our relationship. " u r i n g the ceremonies PLU h o n o r e d D r . J . A . S c h i l l e r as Rege ncv Profe ssor for 1976 . Hon­ ored t retire ment we ·e librarian Fr l u k H u le y , Englis h p r fessor G race Blomqui t and psy hology professor I [arold Bexton. Art profess r George Roskos, fO l e ig n tude nts director Margaret Wickstrom and Haley r e c e i ved 25-year service certifica tes .

A total of 1 84 seniors graduated with honors at PLU Commence­ ment exercises May 23. E l e v e n r a t i n g s um m a cum laude (3.9 grade average , with highest honors ) we re M ichael Arm strong , W e s t R i c h l a n d , W a s h i n g to n , an E n glish, German and Classics major who r e cently received a F u l b right Schola rship ; I rmgard Conk , Tacom a , F rench and German ; Alexander Evans, Tacoma, soci­ al welfare ; Susan Fenn, Tacoma, psychology ; Susan French, Seat­ tle, mathematics and economics ; and Virginia Ingra m , Taco m a , psychology. Also Kimberly Muczynski, Au­ burn , chemistry ; Gregory Cain, Taco m a , c h e m i s try ; S u s a n C ritchlow , Lake Oswego, Ore. , chemis try and m a t h e m a t i c s ; Sheri Claywell, Hoquiam, Wash . , elementary social sciences ; and Aileen Fink, Odes s a , Wash. , nursing. Among the bachelor' s degrees, a total of 172 bac helor of arts d e g rees were presented ; also bachelor of arts in education, 126 ; bachelor of business administra­ tion, 82 ; bachelor of science in nursing, 66 ; bachelor of science, 39 ; ba c helor of fine a r t s , 2 7 ; b a c h e l o r o f m u s i c , 1 3 ; and bachelor o f medical technology, four. Among t he m a ste r ' s degree candidates were 113 in social sci­ ences , 32 in e d u c a t i o n , 24 i n business administration, three in humanities, two each in music and natural sciences and one in public administration. Master of Public Administra­ tion is a new PLU degree. Tom H . Roper of Tacoma became t he first recipien t.

Karl Honored By Speech Association Theodore O . H . Karl , professor of communication arts at PLU , ha s b e e n a w a r d e d a D i s tinguished Service Award by the W a s h i n gton State Speech As sociation . Karl , a member of the Associa­ tion for 25 years, served as its president in 1959 and has been in­ volved on WSSA committees for many years . He is also past president of the national Pi Kappa Delta speech honorary and is cu rrently serving as secretary-treasurer of the na­ tional organization.


PLU Regency Profes sorship Awarded To Dr . Schiller A national leader in the field of sociology has been named Pacific L u theran University Regency Professor for 1976, according to Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU pres­ ident. Dr. J . A . Schiller, professor of sociology at PLU, was honored at the University' s Commencement exercises Sunday , May 23. The Regency Profes sor ship PLU's highest faculty honor, ha � been bestowed annually by the PL U Board of Regents since 1971 . I t i s intended to rec gnize "demonst rated excellence a n d contributions to a field of learning or public affairs . " The award carries with i t a stipend funded by the Regents,

Dr. J A Schiller a n dl l e a v e t i m e to a l low the recipient to pursue study on pro­ jects of his own choosing. Dr. Schiller, a p rofe s s o r at PLU since 1958, has been at the forefront of developments in soci­ al w o r k e d u c a t ion. F�;, c ·. ght years thro u g h 1 9 74 he w a s a member of a special committee on u nd ergrad uate social work education of the Council on Social Work Education, New v :>rk City . He served as chairman of the com mittee for four years . . At PL U he helped develop a course, "Social Welfare as a Soci­ al Institution," which later led to h i s ' p a r t i c i p a t i o n i .. . h e development of a national model for such a course. He also developed at PL U the first m a s te r ' s p r o g r a m i n co rrectio n s wit hin sociology in the State of Washington as well as a grad ua te program in human relations which was chosen by the m i l i t a r y at Fort· L e w i s o v e r proposals from the University of Southern California and the Uni­ versity of Southern Illinois. Maturation of both progra ms .

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has more than doubled the numb­ er of master's degree candidates graduating from PLU this spring . D r . Sch i l l e r h a s s e r ved on boards and com mittees serving national social work agencies, the Lutheran Church, the Western In­ ters tate Commission on Higher Education, the State of W a s h i n g ton and t h e T a c oma area. Locally he has chaired com­ mittees of the Compre hensive H e a l t h P l a n n i n g Counc i l , the long-range study committee of United Way and the Tacoma Title XX Committee. During his sabbatical next fall and winter he will research the history of undergraduate social work education and will p a rtici pate i n a n A m e r i c a n Lutheran Church Division of Col­ lege and Unive r s i t y S e r v i c e s research project. H e also plans to spend one month at the Universi­ ty of Minnesota Family Life I n­ stitute.

Blomquist Retires After 37-Year PLU Career B y Jim Peterson How does one relate to age ? to time ? to service ? Take for instance Grace Blom­ quist, professor of E nglish, who retired officially at the conclusion of her 37th year of teaching at PLU. Many remarkable correlations can be drawn with reference to her long tenure of service. For e x a m p l e , it has been exceeded only once in the 86-year history of PLU ( by Dr. Philip Hauge - 48 years ) . It i s m a t h e m a t i c a l l y possible that she was teaching at PLU before the parents of some of today 's students were born. And even though Pacific Lutheran was founded before the turn of this century, at least 90 per cent of its alumni have graduated during her campus teaching tenure. The d a nger in dwelling upon time and age is that one is likely to get the impression that we are talking about an elderly person, which is certainly not the case. "Don't make me sound ancient," s he remarked at a retirement dinner held recently on campus, " I ' m not an old warhorse ! " Lively and vi tal and looking forward to many more years of occasional teaching, Miss Blom­ q u i s t is s t i l l s h y of c o m m o n retirement a g e . S h e originally j o i n e d t h e P L U f a c u l ty i m ­ mediately following her receipt of a master's degree from Syracuse University. W ith G r ace B l o m q u ist's

She chose to retire this year because she "wanted some free time. " But she will continue to teach a course a s e me s ter, a t least through next year. And she hopes to be able to continue her extensiv e travels.

B exton Looks Grace Blomquist perspective, one can appreciate the strength and dynamism of the university today. "When I came here it was tottering and had been­ for many years , " she said recent­ l y . " � ' v e. t h o r o u g h ly enjoyed . watching It grow since that time a n d b e i n g a s soc iated with s � many fine people. " T hose p eople would s a y the s a m e of Profe ssor B l omquist. R e cognizing her at Commence­ m � �t e x e rc. i s e s M a y 2 3 , D r . Wilham O. Rieke, PLU president said, "Over the years thousand � of students have participated in her classes and have attested to her strength of mind and spirit her kindness, her gentle humor : h e r love .of learning, her excellence In teac hing and h e r �om mitment to the objectives of ·PLU . " H e continued , " Faculty col­ leagues know her as a woman of convictio n , patience and tact who possesses the remarkabl � talent for disagreeing with ideas rather than persons and for valu­ ing the well-being of the universi­ ty above p e r s o n a l r e w a r d o r success , " h e added. The most noteworthy of Miss B l <? m q u i s t ' s s c h o l a r l y achievemen ts h a s been in the field of children's literature. She has developed courses and l i b r a r y h o l d i ngs i n that field which are uns urpassed in t h e northwest and which earned her an Alumni Achievemen t Award from her alma mater, Concordia College, Moorhe a d , M i n n . i n ' 197 1 . At vario us times d u ring h e r c.areer she h a s also taught world lIterature, college E ng l i s h C h a u c e r , Latin northwe st hist.ory and acade m'y English and Latin. But children's literature is her first love. Her studies in the field have taken her to E urope five times , to the regions where many of the children ' s cla ssics were written. While many childre n ' s boo k s ar� pure fantasy, they accurately mirror the times in which they were writt�n, sh.e believes. "They r e f l e c t h i s to r i c a l a n d soc i a l attitudes , " she said.

Forward To Third Career

Dr. Harold Bexton Eleven years ago Dr. Harold Be xton was teaching at Mount A l l i s on U nive r s i t y i n N e w Brunswick when PLU President Dr. Robert Mortvedt invited him to Parkland to develop the PLU department of psychology. �or two decades he had taught at five colleges and universities in h i s native C a na d a a fter eight years as a parish minister. He had not worked outside of Canada previously, but he came to PLU a s t h e second m e m ber of the ps y c h o l o g y d e p a r t m e n t a n d served as the d e p a rtment chairman for seven years . The ps ychology faculty now numbers seven and a maste r ' s degree in social sciences with a major i n ps ychology has been offered for several years. Though he reached retirement age this year and was honored in May upon the conclusion of his tenure at PLU, Dr. Bexton sees the future as simply a third stage in his career. This fall he will be entering private practice a s a psychologist in Abbotsford, B . C . For years Bexton has been rec­ ognized for his resea rch work rela ted to the p h e n o m e n a o f b rainwashing. H e has developed hypotheses concerning what i s physically happening to the sub­ j ect during the process and what takes place in the brain to make i ndividuals resi stant to o r su sceptible to propaganda. His articles on the subject have appeared in 18 books and numer­ ous lea d i n g p s y c h o l o g i c a l journals. In his new career in Canada, Bexton will be involved primarily i n l a boratory testing and diagnosis.


MBA Program Accreditati n Unique Among NW Colleges Pacific Lutheran Univ rsity is the only private col lege in the northwest to earn profe s s i o n a l a c c reditation f o r its m aster ' s d e g r ee p r o g r a m i n b s i n e s s administration. Announc e m e n t of t h e M B A ac.cr:editati.o n was made by Dr. WIlham RIeke, PLU pr e s i d e nt upon his return from the ann ai

Dr. Gundar King

meeting of the Am eric a n Assembly of Collegiate Schools of B u s i n e s s , th e o n l y n a t i o n a l professional accreditation agen­ cy for business schools. Acc reditation was granted to PLU at the meeting in Atlanta Ga . , April 25-29 by the Accredita: tion Council of the AACSB. Dr. Rieke, who participated in the Counc il ' s i ntensi ve revi e w proce s s with D r . Gundar King, d e a n of t h e PL U S c h o o l o f B usiness Adm i nistration observed, "This accreditation i� particularly meaningful because the Council i s e x t r e m e l y thorough . It rightfully demands that all of its members , including those in the business community, not only be professionally com­ p etent . but also have integrity and a correct sense of values. " Pacific Luthera n , " he added : ' is �o�mitted to the training of m d I V I d u a l s who have these characteristics . This acc redita ­ tion is one more evidence of our progress toward this goal. " R i e ke continued , " We are extremely pleased because it fits so well with our announced inten­ tion of providing quality educa­ tion. " The graduate level accredita­ tion is the highest possi ble for a col l e g i a t e b u s i n e s s s c h o o l according to Dr. King. Only si� private schools in the West hold similar accreditation ; the closest are Stanford and Brigham Young Universities. King also indicated that PL U n o w h a s t h e o n l y a c c re d i te d evening master ' s d e gree prog­ ram in business administration in the Nor�hwe�t .. Th.e four largest state UnIversIties 10 Washington and O regon hold t h e s a m e

acc reditation for their d aytime gra uate progra m s . " We believ hes e f ctors re of significance t the bus i n es c o m m u n i ti e s of t he Paci fic Northwest which our s c h o o l serves , " he added . Thi s latest recognition comes five years after the PLU Schoo l of Bu s i n e s s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n u n ­ d e r g r a d u a t e program was accredited by AACS B. At the time it was the smallest school to be so honored Less than 200 businessr s c hools across the country are a c cred ited b y the AA C S B Council. A c r e d l t a i n is g r a n t e d following proven adherence to a s e t of h i g h s t a n d a r d s a n d m a i n t e n a n ce o f very spec ific c u rri u l u m r e q u i r e m e n t s according t o K i n g. H e als� pointed out that the PLU program now has the dual advantages of b e i n g s m all a n d non­ d e p a rtme ntalized with an av­ erage class size of 22, while at the s a m e t i m e of f e r i n g a s t rong curriculum with excellent faculty resources. Since its establishment in 1960 the school has granted over 700 bachelo r ' s degrees . It h a s a w a r d e d m ore than 200 M B A degrees since the master' s prog­ ram w a s started in 1965. Both progra ms offer part-t i m e a n d evening curriculum i n addition to regular course offerings. The AACSB evaluation report indicated that the PL U program well exceeds minimum personnel standards requ i r e m e n t s . T h e p.rogram i s supported by 1 8 full­ tIme members , all of whom hold doctor's degrees. Other areas in which the school w a s e x a m i n e d a n d m e t r e­ quire m e n t s w e r e a d m i s s i o n s p o l i c i e s , fa c u l t y r e s e a r c h curriculum, library and financiai resources and administration . Still among the smal les t schools accredited by the AACSB PLU has solved the problem of l i m i t e d n u m b e rs of faculty members. "We have two or three sp�ci ��is � s for each area , " King s!,ud, wIth most teaching in two fIeld s . We cons ider this inter-field competence to be a major asset . " Concentration areas offered in­ clude �ccounting, financ e , marketmg, and production and operati o n s mana g e m e n t . T h e s chool also offers a M a ster of Public Admini stration program. S t u d e n t s e s p e c i ally benefit from accreditation, King pointed o u t . A g e n c i e s s u c h as s t a t e board� of accountanc y , federal agenCIes and others who recruit b.usiness graduates with profes­ SIOnal competence typically view AACSB accred i t a t i o n a s a standard of excellence. Applicants may also take CPA e x a m i n a ti o n s in o t h e r states without additional t ra i n i n g or testing, he indicated. A c c red i t a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s began last y ear with a major self­ study and mcluded consultations with deans from other accredited business school s. PLU applied for a� <:reditation last July and was VIsIted by an AACSB accredita­ tion team in October.

Marilee Fijalka

Fulbrig t S cholarship s E arned B y P L U Students F u l b r i g h t S c h o l a r s h i ps for graduate study in Germany have been awarded to Marilee Fijalka of Tac o m a and M i c h a e l Armstrong of Richland , both of whom graduated in May fro m Pacific Lutheran University. The Fulbright grants provide a ll tuition, fees and living expenses for the students who will begin their graduate studies next fall. Ms. Fijalka and Armstrong are among 40 students nationw i d e selected for study in Germany during the com i n g y e a r . T h e F u l b r i ght Foundation also provides stipends for students planning study in many countries throughout the world . The daughter of A. Mary and Daniel J . Fij a l k a , both of Taco m a , M s . Fij alka is a 1972 Stadi um High Sc hool graduate and National Merit Scholar. An English and physical education m aj o r , she plans to develop a physical education program for mentally retarded children dur­ ing her year of graduate study. At PLU she has been a member of the PL U women 's swim ming track and field hockey teams and edited the PLU yearbook, Saga, for one semester. She developed her interest in retarded children during an Interim study proj ect at Rainier School in Buckley. Armstrong, the son of M r . and Mrs. J.L. Armstrong of Richland, graduated from Columbia High School there in 1972. At PLU he majored in E nglish German and Classic s. He has als� s e r v e d as an u n d e r g r a d u a te fello � in forei g n language s , a teach10g assistant in English and as a staff member of the Learning Skills Center. In Germany he will be focusing h i s s t u d i e s on the modern German novel, particuiarly t h e

u e of m sical symbolism in the o r k s of T h o m a s M a n n a n d H e m a n n H e s e . Pre vio s l y accepted for grad uate studies t Y a l e U n i ve r s i t y , h e plans to return there in 1977 to pursue his doctor ' s degree. He g r a d u a t e d s u m m a c u m laude from PLU this spring.

Church And Nation Topic Of Institute " Church and Nation An Un­ easy Alliance," is the theme of a week-long Summer I n stit ute of T h e ology at PLU for p a s t o r s , church staff workers, interested l a y p e r sons , spou ses and families. T h e J u l y 2 6 - 3 0 I n s ti t u t e i s s pons ored by P L U and t h e Lutheran Institute for Theologic­ al Education. Guest instructors include Dr. James Rimbach, pastor of Con­ cordia Lutheran Church LC-M S ) i n Pullman, Was h. ; D r . Robert Benne, associate professor at the Lutheran School of Theology i n C � i � a go ( L CA ) ; and Rev. WIlham Behre n s , d i r e c t o r o f S u p p o r t S y s t e m s , O f f i c e of Support Ministries (ALC ) . " For Z i on's Sake, I Will Not Keep Sil�nt , " a study of Isaiah 4 �-66 , I S t h e topic of D r . RImbach ' s course. It is described as a s ea rch for prophetic au­ thenticity in Ameri c a ' s Bicentennial year. " D e fi n i n g A m e rica, " Dr. Ben!1e:s cour s e , will explore a ChrIstIan agenda for our nation in the years ahead. R e v . Behrens will teach "Effective Team Ministry, " the t h e o r y a n d p r a c t i c e of t h e church's ministry, emphasiz i n g th.e togetherness o f clergy and laIty. F � rther informati on may be obt�llned by contacting the LITE OffIce, PLU .


PLU Receives Replica Of King ' s Gift Sculpture A r e p l i c a o f a ii c u l p u r e presented to Kmg O l av V OI way la t fa ll wa presen t l Pacific Lutheran Gniver y in May by five members of the PLU Boa rd of Regents. A five- foot wood and bronze work , " V i ctori a , " by S e a l I e s c u l p t o r N o r m an Tayl or was originally presen ed to the King of Norway by the Seatt l -Tacoma No r w e g i a n - A rn e i e a n S e s ­ q uicenten ni al Commission dur­ ing the King's visit to the Puget Sound area l ast October. The new PL U sculpture is an e x a c t c o p y of the o r i g i n a l "Victoria" by Taylor. Victoria is t h e t i t l e c h a rac ter of a w e l l­ known Norwegian novel written by Knut Hamsun in 1898.

M e m b e r s of t h e B o ard of

Regents who donated the work to PLU are Clayton Peterson and George Wade of Seattle and Tom Anderson, Gene Grant and George Davis of Tacoma.

Choir Tour Of E urope , Budget OK' d B y Regents T h e 1 9 76-77 bud get w a s approved and two new members of the board were accepted dur­ ing the PLU Board of Regents quarterly meeting May 10. The board also approved a 1977 sum mer tour of Europe by the Choir of the West. Tentative plans call for the choir to visit Switzer­ land, Germany, Austria, Poland and England. Next year's budget, based on needs and requests from the vari­ ous depart m e n t s a n d r�commended by the president, was approved at $ 13 ,201 ,686. New board members are Sterl­ ing Rygg of Kali spell, Mont . , and Mel Knudson of Tacoma. Rygg, an auto dealer and Montana state l e gis lator, replaces Rev. Gary Gilthvedt, who resigned earlier. Knudson, a former regent, re­ places Robert Ridder of Seattle, whose change in church affilia­ tion made him ineli gi bl e . In other business, the Regents accepted as new Collegium col­ leagues Loren Denbrook, a local bank ex ecutive, and Dr. Roger W i ley , c hairman of the

Sculptor Norman Taylor, left, PLU President Dr. William O . Rieke

Department of Physical Educa­ ti on at Washi ngton State Uni ­ versity. Dr. Arthur Gee was appointed chairman of the biology department for one year and Dr. Joe B roeker was promoted to associate professor. T h e s p a c e uti lization study prepared by McGranahan a nd As soci ates was app roved as a report. A special committee was formed to s tudy the data this summer and make later r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s for P L U ' s future. Dr. Rieke also announced the res i g na t i o n o f e x e c u t i v e ass ociate Chuck Brennan, who has accepted a position as e x e c u t i v e a d m i n i s t r a t o r and chief fiscal officer for Medical Associates Chartered, a group of 60 physicians at the University of K a n s a s M e d i c a l S c h oo l . The board pas s ed a r e s o l u t i o n of thanks and commendation for his outstanding service.

reciprocal A m e ri c a n Lutheran Church agreement which pledges the s u pport of the ALC ' s Wisconsin District to the LCA's C arthage College in Kenosha, Wis. The covenant " formalizes the real and firm positive relation­ ship which the two entities ( PLU a n d L C A ) h a v e enjoyed over three decades , " the document reads. Dr. William Rieke, PLU pres­ ident, said, "This is an important conceptual change for us . It gives us a closer tie to the Lutheran Church in America. " PL U is owned and operated by

the corpor ation , a body of the A m e r i c a n L u t h e ra n C h u r c h North Pacific District. During the corporation' s annu­ al meeting a Ketchik n, Al as ka, businessman was e ected to the P L U B o a r d o f R e g e n t s , four members of the board were re­ elected and the election of five additional board members was ratified . Martin R. Pihl. a member of the board of directors of the Na­ t i on a l Bank of Al aska a nd an officer of Ketchikan Pulp Co . , was seated on the board for the first time. C u rrent board m e m bers re­ e l e c ed i n cluded Dr . Rich ard K l e i n of T a c o m a , D r . J e s s e P f l u e ger of E ph r a t a , R e v . Warren Strain of Seattle and Rev. Robert Quello of Pullman. The cor poration also ratified t h e p r e v i o u s el ection of Paul H o g l u n d o f S e a t t l e and Rev. Charl e s Bomgren of Bell evue, representatives of the Lutheran Church in America ; Dr. Ronald L e r c h o f K e n n e w i c k , PLU A l u m n i A s s o c i a t i o n r e p­ r e s e ntative ; and Thomas Anderson of Tacoma and George Wade of Seattle, regents-at-Iarge. Hoglund, Anderson and Wade are currently m e mbers of the b o a r d . A n d e r s o n , the board chairman, presided a t the June 12 session. In his annual message to the c o rporation, Dr. Rieke called a t t e n t i o n t o t h e e n ro l l m e n t pressure at the university, where " more freshmen, more transfer and more returning students are s e e ki n g a d m i s s i o n than ever before . "

LCA Synod, PLU Adopt Covenant Pacific Luthera n Univ ersity will receive the formal support of the Pacific Northwest Synod of the Lutheran Church in America following adoption of a convenant statement by the LCA synod and · the PLU Corporation June 12. The synod, which previously was committed to the support of M i d l a n d L u t h e r a n Col lege in Fremont, Nebr. , thus adopts PLU as "its university , " according to Dr. A.J. Fjellman, president of the synod. Dr. Fjellman indicated that the covenant was made possible by a

Clayton Peterson, a member of the PLU Board of Regents and former vice-president for development at PLU, was recently decorated by King Olav V of Norway. Peterson, a member of the Norwe gian-American Anniversary Commission in Seattle as well as the national anniversary c o m m i t t e e , was presented the S t . O l a v ' s M e d a l by N o r w e g i a n Ambassador S. Chr. Sommerfelt.


Alumni Set New Annual Giving Record Of $126,000 Alumni giving during this past fiscal year, the second year of the New D irections pro g r a m , f a r e xceeded a ny previous alumni -giving year with a total in excess o f $ 1 2 6 0 0 0 , a l u m n i d i r e c to r Ronald C o l t o m r e p o r t e d t h i s week. Coupled with the report was the a n n o u n c e m ent that the third­ year phase of the program would b e c o o r d i n a t e d b y the P LU Development Office. The change, recommeded in February by the Alumni A s sociation board of d i rectors a n d approved b y the Board of Regents in May, is in­ tended to more e ffectively im­ plement a l l phases of the u ni ­ versity annual fund program and allow the Alumni Office to devote

Ed Larson m o r e e m p h a s i s to c h apter develop m e nt a n d a l u m n i relations, Coltom indicated. Edgar Larson, '57, director of p l a nned giving at PLU for the past six years, will coordinate the New Di rections ca mpaign through the coming year . S i n c e t h e F e bruary a l u m n i board meeting the Development O ffice has assisted in the New Directions effort. This ye'ar's alumni fund total exceeded by nearly SO per cent the previous record of $85,000, reached both in 1966-67 and last year. Nine years ago the Alumni Association was in the midst of a c a mpaign to support the then­ new Mortvedt Library. Last year w a s the first year of the New Directions program. New Directions was conceived as a program that would help in­ s ure continued growth in excellence and c o m m itment to the principle of Christian h' gher education at PL U . It pro' 'ides funds for alumni family scholarsh i p s , a l u m n i m e r i t s c h o la r s hip s , special p roj ects named in h o n o r o f l o n g - t i m e professors Dr. Philip Hauge, Dr.

Robert O l se n a nd the late D r . Walter Schnackenberg, H . Mark Salzma n and Fred M i l l s . More t h a n h a l f o f the a n t i c i p a t e d $500 000 fund total i s slated to be used for an Alumni Scholarship E ndowment. " S uccess of the program to date is a tribute to hundreds of dedicated alumni who have not only contributed . but who have worked actively m support of the program , " Colt�m said. . The coming fIscal year IS the crllcial year of t h e p r o g r a m , Larson indicated. To date, over $370,000 has been pledged t? New Directions by 1 , 188 alumm. Yet $130,000 in new giving is needed during this next year to reach the half-million dollar goal. " There are still more than 9,000 alumni whom we hope will con­ sider joining us in an all-out effort to reach our goal during the com­ ing year," Larson added . Alumni may specify how they would like their gift to be used , In addition, more than 500 com­ panies in the United Sta�es �a.tch gifts to colleges and umverSItIes, which can double the impact of a gift, regardless of the size. � ven alumni who have already gIven could check f u r t h e r i n to t h i s possibility, Larson suggested. For further information about New Directions , company match­ ing programs or ways of planning a special gift to PLU, contact E d Larson c/o the PLU Development Office,

Walker Named To Personnel Post At PLU Nathan L . Walker of Tacoma h a s been appointed director of person nel at Pacific Lutheran U n i v e r s i t y , a c c o r d i ng to D r . William O . Rieke, PLU president. Walker, who took over his new duties June 1 , succeeds B radley Munn, who served for the past five years. . In his new post Walker wlll be responsible for safety and train­ i n g p rogra m s and will provide communications between a d m i n istration and univers ity s t a f f on p e r s o n n e l m a t t e r s related to federal unemployment compensation. A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, W a l k e r i s c o m ­ p l e ti n g r e q u i r e m e n t s f o r a master's degree i n h u m a n relations at PLU. He previou s l y s e r v e d � s director of personnel at Laughhn Air Force Base in Texas. W a l k e r is a member of the P a c ific Nort h w e s t P e r s o n n e l M a n a g e r ' s Association and American Society for Personnel Administration.

designed to give students the tools and methods needed to develop ways to modify thoughts, feelings and actions. Dr. Severtson is chairman of the PLU psychology depar� �ent, an ordained Lutheran m mister and a clinical psycholo g i s t . He serves as a consultant to Good Samaritan Hospita l a �d R e h a b i litation Center In P u y a l l u p a n d the Washi � g t o n State D i v i s i o n of VocatlO n a l Rehabilitation. Basic Alumni College tuition is $5 per i nd i vidual or $ 1 0 for a f a m i l y . Room a n d board packages for on-campus stay are available at nominal rates Contact the PLU Alumni Office for further information.

Choir Plans Alumni College European Offers Growth , Tour ; Alums Recreation For Are Invited Entire Family Dr. Erv Severtson

Would you like to stop smok­ i n g ? L o s e weight ? Decrease anxiety or p revent feelings of depression ? Learn to relax ? Im­ prove concentration ? T h e c o n c e p t 0 f s e 1 f­ modification is currently used by many psychologists to help peo­ ple c h a nge their t h i n k i n g. o r behavior i n order to lead happIer, calmer and m o r e p r o d u c t i v e lives . A n introduction to that con­ cept under the theme " Self Mod­ ification for Personal Growth , " is the fo c u s of t h e f i r s t a n n u a l A l u m ni College a t PLU Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8. Dr. Erving Severtson '55, PLU p s y c h o l o g y p r o f e s s o r , is t h e Alumni College instructor. Intended to p rovide both a n a c a d e m i c a n d a recreational experience for the entire family, the College also offers a tennis clinic F r i d a y a f t e r n o o n . T h e clinic will b e conducted b y Mike Benson, coach of P L U ' s Northwest Conference champion s . I n a d d i t i o n , s t u d ents and families will have the opportunity to use the swimming pool ; Olson Auditorium weight training, basketball , badminton, volleyball , handbal l , paddle ball ,. squash and sauna facilities ; the PLU golf course ; an,4 the Uni­ versity Center games room and bowling alley. The mini-course, applicable for persons ninth grade and above, is

PLU 's Choir of the West will be going on its third tour of Europe in e a r l y s u m m e r ? f � 977 and �he Alumni AssociatlOn IS spof'sormg a tour for all alumni and friends to coincide with it. T h e 7 0 - m e m b e r C h o ir w i l l leave o n May 2 5 a n d f l y i n t o F ra nkfurt , Germ any . Concerts a r e s c h ed u l e d i n G e r m a n y , S w i t z er l a nd , Austria , Poland , Sweden and Norway. On June 20 the Choir will fly home out of Oslo. The Alumni tour will include t h e s a m e countries with the exception o f Poland . While t h e Choir is performing in Poland the alums w i l l s w i n g into Norway where they will later rejoin the choir. The Alumni tour will also in­ clude the options of selecting j u st airfare over and back, going on the first or second half of the tour, or taking the entire tour. . Included in the tour W I l l b e a ir f a r e h o u s i n g , local trans­ p o r t a t' i o n , s i g h t � s e e i n g excursions and tour gUIdes. Usu­ ally two mea l s a d a y w i l l b e provided. Although the alums' schedule will correspond with the Choir of the West' s , they' ll be travelin g separately and staying two to a r o o m i n l o c a l hot e l s . Arrangements are being made so alums will be al}le to attend most of the concerts. Ron Coitom, alumni d irector, s a i d that the cost will be very competitive because of the large group involved. Rates � nd more s p e c i f i c i n f o r m a .t 1 0 n . a n d itineraries will be avallable m the early fall from the Alumni Office.


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Rev. Silas Torvend '47 and his wife Alice '48 were among alums attending the Los Angeles dinner.

The wife of PLU's seventh president, Mrs. Seth Eastvold, center, and Linka Johnson. former PLU registrar ( third from left ) attended the Los Angeles alumni dinner.

Club, Chapter Meetings B uild Alum Interest

Al Perry '65, PLU financial aid director, was reunited with h i s sister Gloria Spanier at the San Jose alumni dinner.

A l u m n i c ha p t e r a nd c l u b meetings have been emphasized this past year in an effort to keep in close contact with and build interest among PLU graduates living far from campus . D r . William O . Rieke , P L U p r e s i d e nt , was t h e featured speaker a t 1 0 chapter and club m e e t i n g s h e l d b e t w e e n m i d­ December and mid-May.

A total of more than 250 alums were on hand at gatheri n g s i n Portland, Denver, Los Angeles S a n D i e g o , S a n J o s e M inneapolis, Salem ( Ore � ) and B e l l i n g h a m , Ri c h l a n d a n d Aberdeen in Washington.

A lu m n i women and wives of alums who have considered con­ tinuing their education are in­ v i t e d to w r i t e or c a l l S u s a n H i ldebrand, PLU ' s new Adult College E n t r y a n d t r a n s fe r coordinator. The ACE Program, now in its third year at PLU, is designed specifically to offe r assistance and support to women who have been out of school for years, Miss Hildebrand indicated. "We rec­ ognize that the longer a person is out of school the more difficult it is to ret u r n d u e t o f a m il y r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s , c a r e e r u n­ certainties or personal a p p r e h e n s ions , " she added .

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According to Alumni Director Ronald Coltom , the fine turnout could be attributed to the alums' desire to meet PLU's new pres­ ident and to get an up-to-date r e p o r t o n the campus and its future. Alums also provided valuable feedback on their feelings about p r e s e n t and future directions taken � t PLU, he indicated.

Susan Hildebrand "That's why we have this prog­ ram, to help one get over some of those hurdles. "I k n<? w about the hurdles , " she contmued. "It happened t o me. I had only been out of school two years but I was deeply con­ cerned about whether' I was cut out for a m a s t er ' s d e g r e e program . " Her friends, however, gave her support and she returned to PLU where she earned a master' s in e d u c a tion this sprin g. She graduated from Central Washington State College in 1972 and taught in Montesano, Wash . , for two years before returning for graduate study. " A m o n g t h e m o s t u s e fu l elements of the ACE program are the career and life planning work­ shops w h ich h e l p w o m e n t o iden tify their values and skills and clarify their goals before hey embark on a course of s tud y . " Miss Hildebrand continued " T hey become aware o f themselves as worthwhile, useful individuals with m any a h i l ' s and gain confid e n c e t o I II k · sound deci& ions rega rd ing d u a tion or career p la ns . she a d d Even if a perso n is not re.1<.1 I m a k e a c om mitm nt l t t h i. l ' "we'd l i ke to hear from you so c a n keep i n toucb , " she sai During her two years at I . lJ Miss Hildebrand has previoll,;1 served as coordinator of last fa l l ''l Alumni Career Day and wal> on, of the coordinators of Women 's Awa re n e s s Week t h i s s r i n g "

Dr. Willi a m O . Rieke, PLU pres ident, was the featured spe a ke r at the Portland al umni chapter dinner.

Paul Steen '54 a n d his wife Patty right, were among alums attend: ing the San Di e go alumni dinner in January.

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1902 Alumni Issues Mirror Those Today Ronald C . Coltom Alumni D irector I n this bicentennial year our h e ri t a ge i s c o n s t an t l /, b e i n g brought before u s . We look back and 200 years seems like a long time. Students first attended PLU o n l y a h u n d r e d y e a r s a ft e r George Washington served as the f i r s t p r e s i d e nt of t h e United States. This means that PLU, going into its 87th year, is nearly half as old as our Nation. A long time ? Yes ! But when we stop to think that there are many people still living who were born before PLU had its humble beginning on the open prairies of a place called Parkland, it doesn't make PLU seem so old. P r o b a b l y o n e of t h e m o s t frustrating things t o a historian is how rapidly history can be dis­ t o r t e d . A l t h o u gh n o t a t r u e h is t o ri a n , I h a ve experienced some of the same frustrations in trying to maintain the records in the Alumni office. It's not all that easy trying to keep addresses of t h e o v e r 1 0 , 0 0 0 graduates let a l o ne phone numbers, occupations, number of children, a ccomplishments, giving records , etc. And then to go back j ust five or ten years for informa­ t i o n w e r e a d i l y f i n d d i s­ crepancies. So, when I find the original book of minutes of the Alumni Association from 1902 I am quite elated. This j ournal was found b y present tenants of the home occupied b y P L U ' s first doctor and his daughters . This is a primary resource that should be more a ccu rate than any other alumni records we have for that era. I find it interesting to find in reading the journal that there are s o m a ny similarities between w ha t were the concerns of 75 years ago and the concerns of today. I n the original agreement of 1902 the object of the Alumni Association was "to further the interests of the school and especi­ ally to make collections for its

museu m. " This was amended i n 1 90 5 to r e a d ' ' wo r k f o r the library. " Today this is still one of t h e m a i n areas of thrust with alumni being one of the largest donors to the now existing library and adding $30,000 annually for its subsistence. Also, in 1902 each member was to pay an entrance fee of fifty cents and thereafter a nn u a l l y a fee of twenty-five cents. We still request that each alum makes a contribution and this past fiscal year alumni giv­ ing did reach an all time high of o v er $ 1 26 ,0 0 0 . This is well i n excess o f expenses, which i n 1902 w er e " t o b e p a i d f r o m t h e treasury. " T h e first mention of s c holarships w a s made during the troubled times when PL U was strugglin g to remain in existence in Parkland in 1918. At that time the Association agreed to give the school $ 2 ,000 a year for three years, $1 ,000 of which was to go to scholarships to stimulate interest among students. We continue this concern with our Alumni Merit a n d F a mi ly s cholarships a n d buildi n g a scholarship endowment. So we can see that we still have the same basic concerns with our 1 1,000 members as they did in 1902 with their 18 members. Theirs was a fight for survival and ours, a l t h o u gh w e r e c e n t l y h a v e operated i n the black, continues to not be an easy task. For if we do not continue to dedicate ourselves and expend our concern to the principles of q uality Christian higher education, no one will care i n 75 y ea r s w h a t t h e Alumni Association did back i n 1976.

A Two-Way Investment By Leroy Spitzer President, Alumni Association It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but as m y year a s your alu m n i p resident draws to a close, I must tell you that my increased association and involvement during this past year has heightened my feelings of love for Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity and its environs. It is with a real sense of joy that I want to express appreciation to Dr. Rieke and his staff for a truly great yea r . R o n C o l t o m , o u r a l u m n i d i re c t or has b e e n a luminary for our board in lighting the path of progress. In addition I want to mention the yeoman's j obs done by E ldon Kyllo, chairman of activities and s ervice s ; Wayne Saverud, chairman o f a n n u al fund ; Jon O lson, com munications chairma n ; Marv F re drickson , awards and recognition ; and Jim C a pe l l i in s t u d e nt r e l a t i o n s .

1975-76 Alumni Board Representatives to the Univ. Board of Regents Lawrence Hauge '50 (1978) ESD # 167·Court House Wenatchee, WA 98801 Theodore C. Carlstrom '55 (1977) 459 Channing Palo Alto, CA 94303 Dr. Ronald Lerch ( 1 979) 5611 W. Victoria Kennewick , WA. 99336

Jon B. Olson '62 1528 Calle Hondanada Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Joanne Poencet Berton '56 2001 N.E. Landover Drive Vancouver, WA 98664

Wayne S averud '67 315 First Ave. East Kalispell, MT 59901

Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3358 Saddle Drive Hayward, CA 94541

TERM EXPIRES MAY 19n

TERM EXPIRES MAY 1979

Dr. Marvin D. Fredrickson '64 2768 SW Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201

Donald D. Gross '65 10515 SE 174th #527l Renton, WA 98055

Members-At-Large (I-Yr. App . )

Betty Riggers Keith '53 1 7022 35th N.E. Seattle, WA 98155

Willie Stewart '69 1014 Paradise Lane Tacoma, WA 98466

Dorothy Meyer Schnaible '49 1 1 1 1 East First Moscow, ID 83843

Dr. James H. Kauth '53 c/o USPHS Hospital 15th & Lake Streets San Francisco, CA 94118

LeRoy E . Spitzer '52 Route 5, Box 260 Bremerton, WA 98310

TERM EXPIRES MAY 1976

TERM EXPIRES MAY 1978

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Chap. Luther T. Gabrielsen

Marvin O. Bolland '58 P . O . Box 6734 Woodburn, OR 9707l

Hq. 92nd CSGIHC Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

G. James Capelli '58 8116 88th Court SW Tacoma, WA 98498

Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 10th Ave. East Tacoma, WA 98445

Dr. John Jacobson '60 440 South Miller Wenatchee, WA 98801 Mrs. Luella Johnson '51 7 Thornewood Drive Tacoma, WA 98498 John McLaughlin '7l 32631 39th Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 9800� EXECU",IVE SECRETARY Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Pacific Lutheran Univ. Tacoma, WA 98447 EX-OFFICIO STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Ron Benton, President ASPLU

These people make a president's task very light indeed . My only regret is that I have failed to provide the motivation for many of you to get more in­ volved with P a c ific L u t h e r a n U n i vers i t y . I t i s m y tenet that while my education cost me a lot, PLU also invested m uch in me. It is indeed poor stewardship on my p a r t if I do n o t c o n t i nue m y support i n this on-going bi-lateral relationship. Wishing you all the best for a h a p py s u m m e r . See you at Homecoming November 13.

Parents Club Plans Year ' s Activities By Milton Nesvig Assistant to the President ( Parent's Club Representative ) The Parents Club will hold a series of area meetings i n t h e P acific North west next fall . Cities in which the gatherings are planned include Seattle , Port­ l a n d , Tri-Cit i e s , Walla Wal l a , Salem and Spokane. Parents will be i n fo r m ed in S e pt e m be r o f dates and hours o f the meetings. ***

The P arents Council h e l d a planning session M a y 22 after which they were hosts at a coffee hour on campus for the parents of graduating seniors. ***

Members of the Parents Club will greet the parents of incoming students on Sunday, Sept. 5, when the residence halls open for the fall semester. ***

Over 300 responses have been received from the questionnaire sent out to parents in late April. The questionnaires are still com­ ing in. If you didn't send one in, please do so at once. Results of the questionnaire will b e published in the next issue of this publication. ***

A communication and membership certifi cate will b e sent out in August t o the parents of students who will be entering PLU in the fall for the first time. ***

Parents weekend, a n annual event, for the 1976-77 school year, will be held March 4-6, 1977. ***

Mr. and M r s . E rnest Hopp of Pu y a 1 1 u p , W a s h . , a r e c 0 chairmen of the P L U P a rents Council, a group comprised of six sets of parents and two advisory members. Their daug h t e r , Michele, will be a j unior at PLU in the fall. Another daughter, Rene, was elected queen of the Puyallup Valley Daffodil Festival in April . She will be a freshman at PLU in September.


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D O NALD R . FARM E R w a s chosen VIP of the month of May by the Pierce County School E mployees Federal Credit Union of Puyallup, Wash.

1936 ARNOLD ( Ti m ) TOMM E R V I K ' 3 6 , h a s retired after 3 6 years o f teaching. Most of those years were spent in the F r a n k l i n P i e r c e S c h o o l D i s t ri c t , Tacoma, Wash. He had been the first and only principal of Morris Ford Junior High School the past 20 years. The late Morris Ford, after whom the school was named, was a PLU Regent years ago, and his d a u g h te r Alice is a PLU grad and is married to Dr. Jesse P Pfl ueger ' 3 4 , Ephrata physician and PLU Regent.

is in his second term as president of the Wa. hington State Farm Bureau . BEVERLY ( S mith) STUMP is living in Gorham, Maine where she has lived for the past 1 8 years. The past four years she has returned to teaching first grade after a f e w y e a r s at h o m e w i t h her own children. Her husband, Walter, has been appointed to the editorial staff of The London Stage from 1820 to the Present. It is a continuation of a work by Harvard scholars of The London Stage up to 1820. He i s still 'with the University of Maine. Their son, Gregory, IS, earned a place on t h e N a t io n a l F r e e s t y l e S k i T e a m . K i m berly, 1 3 , and Geoffrey, 12, are also f r e e s t y l e e n t h u s i a s ts . B e v e r l y s a y s Maine is known as Vacationland a n d in­ vites alums to come and see them some­ time.

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PHILLIP S . NORBY '40 was chosen VIP for the month of June by the Pierce CDunty School Em ployees Federal Credit Union of Puyallup, Wash. Phil is retiring this summer after serving for 22 years as principal of the Fife Elementary School, Fife, Wash. His total service in the Fife District amounts to 28 years. He and his wife, Norma, plan to spend a lot of time fishing on their own sport fishing boat.

LOWELL HINRICHS, is professor of m a t h e m a t i c s at t h e U n i v e rs i t y o f Victoria, British Columbia. H i s specialty is space mathematics.

194 1 BLAIR TAYLOR '41 , retired in June from his post as Superintendent of the Steilacoom, Wash. School District. His entire education career was spent in that district for 35 years as teacher, coach, principal and administrator. His wife is the former Lenore Rasmussen '41.

1949 The R E V . R O B E R T M E R Z '49, is p a s t o r of P e a c e L u t h e r a n C h u r c h ( L C M S ) i n Bremerton, Wash.

1950 LUTHER T. GABRIELS E N , Chaplain ( A i r Force Colonel) has received the Legion of Merit, one of the nation's high­ est decorations. Lou was cited for his o u t s t a n d i n g s e r v i c e to t h e U . S . a t Elmendorf A F B , Alaska. He was honored at Fairchild AFB, Wash . , where he now serves with the Strategic Air Command ' s 92nd Combat Support Group. ARLING GANO is superintendent o f buildings and grounds a t Concordia Col­ lege, Portland, Ore.

19 54 HERMINA M E Y E R S returned to the United States three m o n t h s ago a n d presently is o n leave before continuing medical work i n s o m e u n d e t e r m i n e d Northwest area. She h a s been a medical technician i n I n d i a for 18 y e a r s . S h e worked her l a s t n i n e years i n a hospital in Vellore, 90 miles from M a d r a s in the southern section of the country.

1957 E . ROBERT STUHLMILLER, pres­ Ident Df the W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e F a r m B ure a u , a ge neral farm organization, and a wheat grower from Edwall, Wa s h . , h a s been appointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for T r a d e Negotiations b y t h e U . S . Secretary of Agriculture, Earl L . Butz, and Frederick B. Dent, the President' s Special Rep­ resentative for Trade Negotiations. Bob

1960 MARGARET IRWIN-BRANDON, in­ ternationally known harpsichordist and organist, appeared in a concert March 28, 1 9 7 6 in t h e A b b e y C h u rc h at S a i n t Marti n ' s College i n Lacey , W a s h . M a r g a r et returned this spring from a seven-month concert and teaching tour in Europe. In June, 1975, she was also a featured recitalist and jury member for the organ playing competition at the In­ ternational Organ W e e k , N uremberg , West Germany. She has also appeared in Geneva, and areas of Spain and Norway and Sweden. She was a faculty member of the Jyvaskyla Arts Festival, Finland. She is a resident of Portland, Ore . , and has been on the af filiate faculties of Lewis and Clark and Reed Colleges.

1961 R E V . MARTIN J . SCHAE F E R of E I Cerrito, Calif. , has been elec ted vice president and alumni newsletter editor, Alumni Association, Pac ific L u t h e r a n Theological Seminary i n Berkeley, Calif. He was appointed manager/registra r , Wartburg Academy of the West, June 27July 3 a t CLS ( Center for Theological Study ) . He was also elected Congrega­ t ional Life C o u n s elor, East Bay Con­ ference ( ALC ) .

1962 R E V . D A V I D " S p i k e " SHINE and wife, Betty, together with their children, Kristen, 8, and Patrick, 6 , have moved to Wilton, Wis c . , where he is pastor of St. Paul's E vangelical Lutheran Church. He graduated and was ordained on May 30 , 1976 in St. Paul from Luther Seminary. Prior to entering seminary in 1 9 7 2 he spent eight years as a computer prog­ rammer and systems analyst in Rich­ land, Wash. MRS. MARY R. SMITH ( Mary Ellen Rogers) received the degree of Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Wesleyan Uni ­ versity, Middletown, Con n . , on May 30, 1976. Mary is currently associated with Coginchaug High School in Durhamm, Conn. She earned the M . A . L . S . degree at W e s l e y a n ' s G r a d u a t e S c h o o l for Teachers.

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J. Mark Lono t.'" J . M A R K LONO, director of public affairs at Drew University i n Madison, N . J . , for the past ten years, has been named to a new position in Drew's Col· lege of Liberal Arts as associate dean for administration. Mark will a s s u m e h i s n e w p o s i t i o n J u l y I , a n d w i l l be responsible for c o n t i n u i n g e d u c a t i o n , Summer School, institutional research, special funding, and the coordination and p rom otion of Drew's off-campus prog· rams.

1 966 EARL F . ECKLUND, J R . along with R . B . Eggleton publis h e d a p a p e r , " A N o t e o n C o n s e c ut i v e Composite In­ tegers" in the Nove m b e r 1 97 5 ,

Mathematics Magazine.

1967 A L A N HE D M A N w a s rece ntly promoted to associate d i rector o f t h e Student Health a n d Counseling Services at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He completed his P h . D . in counseling psychology at the University of M a r y l a nd i n 1975 and has been at U . S . C . since August 1975. D A V E a n d L I NDY ( Hovde '67) STAUB are living in Rockford, III. Dave is completing a family practice residen­ cy through the Uni v e r s i t y of I l l i n o i s . They wiIl b e moving t o Sisseton, S . D . July I, where Dave has an assignment with the National Health Service there. They have a new son, John Laurence, born March 7, 1975.

1968 DAVID and MARILYN ( Ulrikson '70) F E N N are living at Curtis, Wash. , where they are farming with Dave's father and brother and wife. B e fore b e c o m i n g a f a r m e r , Dave was teaching math and baseball coach at Eatonville High School, E a t o n v i l l e , W a s h . M a ri l y n is out of Public Health nu r s i n g and is s t a y i n g home with their n w daughter, Katherine Idelia who was born September 25, 1975 in Puyallup, Wash. M I C H A EL K. W O O D S o f M i s s i o n Viejo, Calif. was elected t o the Western R e g i o n B o a rd o f G o v e r n o r s of t h e R ec r e a t i o n V e h i c l e Industry Associa­ tion. Mike i s vice president of Marketing f o r C h i n o o k I n t e r n a t i o n a l , I n c . at LaVerne, Calif.

1969 N A N C Y ( Ki n gston ) G A S T O N a n d husband moved t o Puerto Rico i n June 1975, where he is a pilot for the U . S . Coast Guard. Nancy has been teaching second grade, part-ti m e , at the base s c h ool . They will be in Puerto Rico for two more years. C H A R L E E N ( S trandlien ) KAAEN and h u s b a n d , W a y n e , are l i v i n g i n Weston, Ore. Charleen taught primary

grades in V a l l a W a l l a , Wa s h . a n d LaGrande . Wa9h. for 4 �'2 y ars before ber marriage i n 1970 They now hav tw o d a u g h t e r s , Ka in Alis. 2. a nd irsten Amy, 7 months . Her husba nd tcaches Jr. High Science nd in . umm rs he is a USFS Smokejumper. LEE and PAM (Bach ) KLUTH will be moving to Se We th s mon th following L e e ' s gradua tion from r thwestern Lutheran Seminary in St. Pa I, Mllln. \D M a y 1 976. H e w i l l be pas to at 0 I' Redeemer Lutheran Church in Seattl e. They have a son, Ryan ChrIstopher, age 2. LINDA (Jensen) SAATHOFF d her h u s b a n d , B o b , ha v mov d fro m C i nc i n na t i , h i o , to S ' n Jose, Calif. , where Bob is manager of manufacturing f o r T r e d 2, a t e n n i s shoe re-soli n g company.

1970 D R . ST E V E N ERG of M a d i s o n Heights, Mich . , won a 1 ational Science Fo u n d a t i o n E n e r g y R e l a t e d P o s t ­ doctoral Fellowship which will pay his salary and expenses while he studies the e n e r g y conservation a ssoc i a ted with photosynthetic electron tr an sport. H e will pursue his studies a t Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich. M R . a n d M RS . JAMES DORSEY

(Julie Jamieson '70) are both teaching in

the sc hool s ystem i n Benfleet, Essex, England for the second year. GEORGE LYNCH is living in Seattle and for the last five years has worked for the Seattle Water Department He is in charge of payroll and relief dispatcher. EDDIE YOON graduated from Uni· versity of Washington Law School nd em M a y I I , 1 9 7 6 , w a s a d m i t t e d [0 the Washington State Bar. He is now practic­ ing in Tacoma and is the only Korean attorney in the State of Washington.

1971 J O H N R . C O L E M A N rece i v e d h i s Doc tor o f J u ri s prudence degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. on May 16, 1976. KAAREN '72 and STE V E N HAU G · L A N D a re l i v i ng i n G l e nd o ra , Calif. Steven is a C-141 pilot for the Air Force stationed at Norton A F B , Calif. Kaaren is completing her first year of law school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. EVA ( Swedstedt) LONG and husband George, are living in Monrovia, Calif. w h e re s h e is s u pe rvisor of children's services at Arcadia Public Lib rary, a position she has held since graduating with a MS in Library Science at the Uni­ v e rs i t y of Southern CaIiforn 'a In t 72. Her husband is a graduate of the Uni versity of California at Irvine and is n Vi employed as general m a n a ge r o f Camptroll. Inc . , in EI Monte, a recrea­ tional ehicle ma nufactUring and • ale� company. They were married April 10 1976. W M . S. McEACHER AN is living in San Pedro, Cali f . , w h e r e h e i s a p s yc h i a tric social worker wirh Kmser Medical Foun d a t ion ' s D e p a r t m en t of Psychiatry. He is also working part·time teaching at Los Angeles Community Col· lege a n d d o i n g private practice . He received his masters in social work from the University of Washington in 1973. STEPHEN MANGELSE N is out of the A i r Force and has been selected for graduate work in business at Columbia University. ( Continued on Page 1 6 )

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I C ntlOlle d from Page l S ) LANE ST INTZl ls . ystem anal ys t f()J' the ta te of Wa�htngto" in Olympi BILL ZANDER is h Ying in Hil lsboro, Ore., and workin� as an es tlma tor/sale!' engineer for Rader Pneuma tics. He is war i u g n his CP al Portland tate Umversil y . He is m a rried to Rei u n Bra ndal who a {t('micd PLU n 1 970-7 1. When time pennits he a..:ts as assistant oaoh for the P U s k i tea m .

1972 L E E B . DAWS O N grad uated from University of Illinois College of Dentistry J u n e 4 , 1 976 . He will be spending the summer in the Seattle area taking the W a s h i n g ton State Dental Boards and hopefu lly establishing a dental practice in the Sea-Tac area. He is currently resid­ ing in Auburn, Wash. D E N N I S C. H A N S O N is l i v i n g in Tacoma, Wash. where he is a 3rd year art teacher at Keithley Jr. High. RALPH HARRIS received his M . A . from Oregon State University in August 1975 and is teaching at Chemeketa Com­ munity College in Salem, Ore. S A R A H L O U ( W a r d ) KULUNGOWSKI completed her Masters in Business Administration in May 1975. Her husband Mike is out of the Army and they have returned to the United States. They have a son , Alexander Ward, born October 21 , 1975. NANCY SCHULTZ of Denver, Colo. received her M . D . from Colorado Medic­ al S c h o o l and has been a c c epted for residency i n P e d i a t r i c s at D e n v e r Childrens Hospital. KAR E N S T E N B E RG moved from Cody, Wyo . , to Mitchell , Nev. where she is t aching fifth and sixth grade reading. Karen plans to be married in August. TOM WAGNER was married i n Toledo, Ohio, in 1973. He is currently em­ ployed as executive director of Junior A c h ' e v e m e n t o f J a c k s o n , M i c h . He recently received nati nal a w a rds for pubJi relat ions and progra m expansion.

1973 K T HL E E N B E N T O N is l i ving i n Ta om , W a s h . , a d i s w o r k i n g a s reha bil itation dire tor i n Tacoma Fam i­ ly Y . M . C . A. E R N I E L A S S M A N i s l i v i n g in Spri ngfield, I l l . where he I S finishing his 2 n d y e a r at C o n c o r d i a Theolog i c a l Seminary. He w i l l b e on v i c a r a g e in D a l l a s , Tex . , from September 1976 to September 1977. DON LEHMEN just finished his first year as basketball coach in Ska g w a y , Alaska. H i s team won their Class " B " Championship in February. It w a s Skag­ way's first ham pions hip ever and Don 's first year so it was quite a happy occasion for everyone. The team consisted of one senior, one j unior and t h e rest s o p h o m o re s and freshmen (excepting two seniors who were playing their first year of varsity bal l . ) DAVID L. L YKKEN has been named manager of Puget Sound Mutual Savings Bank 's Southcenter, Wash . , office. RICHARD D. OSBORNE of Sequim, Wash. , has been selected b y W e s t e r n Baptist Bible College, S a l e m , Ore . , as one of their five most prominent alumni since 1925. He is presently northwest director of Accelerated Christian Education for the United States and Canada. He is also serving as princ i p a l of F a i t h B a p t i s t C h r i s t i a n S c h o o l o f the Sequ i m - Port Angeles area. L I N D A R O B E R T S O N is c u rrently working as Christian youth director at Barbers Point Naval Air Station.

1 974 1.TNDA EATTIE (If Berkeley , Cal i f , recently t ra n s fer red to P a i l k Luth era Theolog ical Sem inary as a second-yea 1s t u d e nt in the N D I V p ro gl a m . T h i s ill be participating in .' Slimmer she CPE program in Pu ya llup, Wash . R I A N H E R G i: an a p p l i c a t i o n s engineer programmer at N A S A ' s Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif. Brian is part of Sta nford Univers i ty ' S Honors Co-op Program, taking classes part-time via a live closed - c i r c u i t TV broadcast. He plans to work for an M . S . in Computer Science-Computer Engineer­ ing through t h i s program. Brian's present j o b i s i n the Flight Simulations b r a n c h w here he is a computer prog­ rammer involved in writing and running programs which simulate helicopters. MARK BUCKINGHAM is a student at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences - New York U n i v e r s i t y . H e received his M . A . in mathematics from Washington State University last spring before transferring to N Y U . K I M ESTRADA j ust returned f r o m Heidelberg, Germany, where he served as director of American youth activities from September 1975 - May 1976. He lives in O l y m p i a , Wa s h . , and p l a n s to b e married to Nancy G irvan '75 i n August. SCOTT S C H U LTZ is in B o t s w ay a , Africa, with the Peace Corps. He is dis­ t ri c t f i s c a l offi c e r in the v i l l a g e o f Tsabong. R A N D AL L. S H I P L E Y a n d w i f e , D i a n e - fo r m e r PLU employee in the Ad m is s i o n s offi c e , are l i v i n g in Los Angeles, Calif. Diane is working for a Beverly Hills law firm.

1975 DIANE (John) COMSIA will be teach­ i n g t h r e e c o u r s e s for the PLU mathematics department neiet fall. This past year she spent tea ching in Sumner, Wash. .TIM DEGAN is in the doctoral prog­ ram in English at the University of Iowa. He has been offered a research assistant­ ship by the English Depa r t m e n t . H i s wife, Christine Blair ' 7 3 , i s employed in the international department of First Na­ tional Bank in Iowa City, Iowa. FREDERICK FRITZEN is teaching assistant at the University o f Southern Californi a . H was married in January 1976 in Burbank , Calif., to Joann Lynn Baird. The REV. JOHN V. GRONLI, blocked from fulfilling an overseas assignment by the South African government, has been named dean of students at Golden V a l l ey Lutheran College, Minneapolis, Minn. He received his masters degree from PLU. He is married and has five children, one of whom is a student at PLU . F R E D and L A R K ( O r v i c k ' 7 4 ) MOORE have moved to Othello, Wash . , where they are farming 800 acres of land. R O L A N D GETMAN will attend Wartburg Seminary i n Dubuque, I a . , this fall. He is married to Beth Troftgruben '76. O L I V I A D O R S E Y has j oi n e d the production staff of KTPS-TV, Ch 62. She is responsible for production of two in­ school art series and will also be produc­ ing public affairs TV for 62. BETHANY FLAGG is presently living in F u l l e r t o n , C a l i f . , and w o r k i n g in

Irvin , Cal i f , at Coas t C a t a m a k e n , a division of t he Coleman Company . STEV E N HARRIS nas b en acccpll!d int F u l l e r' T h e n l g t l' a l S e m i n a r y , Pa sadena , Ca lif . , 'chool o f p , yc hol o ' y fl lr fall ' 7 6 . H e wil l b living o n ca mp us . TOO WAGNER i s in his second quart­ er of semin ary at L utheran Theological S e m i n a r y in C o l u m b u s , O h i o . D a v i d Dangerfield ' 7 5 is h i s roo mmate .

Marria ges E L L E N M A R I E M A D S E N '75 and LARRY WOOD x ' 72 were married Oc t. 1 8 , 1975. They are living in Fairbanks, Alaska, where E l len i s substit u t i n g i n local schools and Larry i s a n attorney. He graduated from Willamette Law School. HELEN M. POHLIG '75 and Raymond R. Otto were married on Feb. 13, 1976 and are now living in Bismarck, N . D . Helen is currently employed as director of Out­ reach Services with the North Dakota Association for Retarded Citizens. R O B E R T E R N E ST OHMAN '73 married Danna LaMae Vixo on Marc h 20, 1976. They are living in Olympia, Wa. where Robert is employed b y O h m a n Construction Company.

ANNETTE LEVORSON '68 married Daniel S . Macomber, III on March 2 1 , 1976. They live in Seattle where Annette is teaching speech at t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Washington. She received her masters in rhetoric and public address in June, 1976. J U E R G E N " JA Y " Y O U NG '68 married Diane Brown o f Wenatchee on April 3, 1976. They will live in Wenatche where Jay is a high school teacher. LAU R E L ELIZABETH ANDVIK '73 and D a v i d M i c h a e l B a c k s t r o m were married on April 10, 1976. They live in Olympia. J A M E S C R A I G Y O C K I M '75 and Candi Mahannah of Long Beach, Calif. were married April 17, 1976. They will live in Tacoma where Jim is employed by the Jesse Dyslan Boys Ranch. VICT O R I A A N N L A R S O N ' 75 a n d G A R Y V A N H E U V E L E N ' 7 5 w e re ma rried M a y 1 5 , 1 9 7 6 at Nor h w e s l Lutheran Seminary chapel in St. Paul , Minn. Gary i s a student at the University of North Dakota Medical School in Grand Forks, N . D . JU DITH MARIE CARTER x ' 75 and James Michael Scheier were m a r r i ed May 22, 1976 in Lewistown, Mont. They will live in Missoula, Mont . , where both are employed. L Y N D A L. L Y O N '75 and John T. Remmel are living in Great Fal ls, Mont. following their marriage. He is a photo lab technician with Grea t Falls Tribune. DAVID LOWELL ANDERSON '76 and Karen Jenny Wick were married June 5 , 1976 in Great Falls, Mont. STEVEN E. RAMSEY '73 and Andrea R. Lukas were married June 19, 1 976 in Redwood City, Calif. They are living in Sunnyvale, Calif. where Steve is in his second year as a toxicologist at Stanford Medical Center.

Births D R and MRS. RONALD MILLER ' 65 ( ,Jean Andrews '65) a son, De . 1 2 , 1975. Brya n is their third chil d . T ey Iiv in Whitefi h, Mon t . , where Ron is in family practice and on linical teaching staff of U n i v e r s i t y of W a s h i n g t o n . He is a coordinator of Community Clinical Unit in family practice involved in teaching fourth-year medical students. MR. and MRS. PAUL L . URLIE '64 (Anne E. Grayrock '65) a daughter, Mary Kirsten, born Dec. 18, 1975. She joins a sister, Karen Elizabeth, age 5 . M R . and M R S . J I M G R A N Q U I S T (Wanda Bocknecht '67) a s o n , Joseph Gregory, born Dec . 30, 1975. The family is living in Auburn, Wash. M R . and M R S . LARRY NALBACH '64, a son, Scotty, born Feb. 23, 1976. He joins a sister, Lynne, age 6. MR. and M R S . ARTH U R B A U E R (Sandra Kjerstad '67) a son, Alexander Eldred, born March 6, 1976. He joins a brother, Paul Sigurd, age 5. They live in Sacramento, Cali f . , where Arthur works for the California Senate. DR. and MRS. MIL T O N H E R MA N '69, a daughter, Lindsay, o n March 1 1 , 1976. She joins a sister, Peggy, age 1 1 . They live in Wenatchee, Wash. MR. and MRS. CURTIS MILLER (Jo L y n n Ja m i e s o n ' 7 1 ) a s o n , J u s t i n Knowles, born March 22, 1976. They live in Vashon, Wash. MR. and MRS. PAUL DESSEN '69 of Astoria, O re . , a daughter, Laura Lynne on March 24, 1976. She joins a sister, Lisa Rene, age 4. MR. and MRS. J E R R Y BENSON '58 a son, Jason David Sigurd, born March 26, 1976. They live in Burlington, Wash. MR. and MRS. JOHN McLAUGHLIN '71 a son, Jeffrey Martin, born March 29, 1976. He is their first child. They live i n Federal Way , Wash.

Hungry .

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we need to, in order to provide h e a l t h to t h e vast population which is in the bondage of dis­ e a s e , b e c a u s e we k now from e x p e r i e n c e t h a t good h e a l t h results in lower birth rate s . Humanity prefers the comforts of ignorance to the disturbance of truth because the latter dem ands painful adjustments, Are we wil­ ling to make those adjustments ? N o r m a n C o u s i n s b e g a n i n­ ter v i e w i n g p e o p l e w h o h a d reached the age of 65 and who had reached some prominence and he asked the question, "What have you learned in life that you would like to pass on to young people ? " He received, as you can im agine , a variety of responses . Charles Beard , for instance, made a com­ m e n t t h a t the stars are the brightest when the night is the darkest. Khrushchev's words of wisdom were " never turn your back , " but the most important observation came from Al bert Schweitzer, Schweitzer said, " let your l i fe be your argumen 1 . " When did we see you hungry, Lord, and feed you ? May our lives and not j u s t our words be our arguments.


A. W . Ramstad Recalls E arly Lute Teams

Coaches To Be Honored

By Jim Peterson

F i f t y y e a r s a go A n d e r s Ra m s ta d t a lked the P a c i f i c Luth eran Board of Trustees out of $300 to buy u niforms , pads and h e l m e t s for the s c h ool ' first football team . Today $300 "would buy helmet decals and G atorade," according to athletic di rector D r . D a v id O l s o n . It w o u l d p urcbase les s t h a n two sets of un iforms and equipment, he indicated . B u t R a mstad ' s s q u ad didn't need d e c a l s , and G atorade wouldn ' t be invented for another 45 or so years. From a male student popula­ tion of " a bout SO , " Ramstad was able to talk 16 young men into p l ay i n g f o o t b a l l . O n l y o n e , G e hrhard L a n e , had a n y grid experience, and he h a d played second-string quarterback for a high school team that had lost all of its games. E ve n with 35 - y e a r -o l d Ramstad playing, the team was s h o r t e n o u g h m e n for a f u l l practice scrimmage . Offering what a s s i s t a n c e i t could, the student body formed a wheelbarrow brigade and hauled in dirt to build a field behind Harstad H all ( O l d M a i n ) . F o r �ars , however, i t w a s little more than a nonde script pasture of p e b b l e s , a c c o r d i n g to J o h n M c C a l l u m ' s The G l a d ia t o r s account. ' ' ' Parkland Pebbles' for many years held title to the worst playing surface for football in the Pacific Northwest," he wrote. The " G reyhounds " played two games that year, losing 12-0 to Puget Sound and 14-2 to St. Leo. In 1927 the situation improved. T h e s q u a d n o w b o a s t e d the n i ck n a m e , . G l ad iators , " a m onicker s elected in a student contest. It was a name that would be heard across he ountry a few years later. " That year three top players fr m Lincoln High School j oined t h e te a m , " R a mstad rec a lls . " Red" Carlson, who later played c o l legiate ball for coach Cl iff O l so n , w a s the q u a rt e rb a c k . W ilford Hoben pl ayed fullback and William Fowler was halfback. " A r l i n g S a nn e r u d , a t a c k l e with major college potential, was a l s o o n that te a m , " R a m s t a d added . Running the box formation, the Lutes were undefeated through the first six games before losing 7-0 to a Bremerton Navy team in

Paci fic Lutheran's first football team in c lu ded from left, back row : Coacb A. W. Ramstad, Carl Coltom (father of PLU Alumni Director Ron Coltom), Iogval Fedt, Gerhard Lane, Alfred Anderson, Clifford Olson and Arthur Knutzen ; second row : Lyell Kreidler, Clarence Lund, Alvar Beck, Wilbert Nyman, Sverre Omdahl, Arling Sannerud and William Hopner ; front row : Norris Langlow, John Wiese and Walter French � the season finale. "We won the junior college championship that year , " Ramstad remembers . The early up and down fortunes of the Parklanders took a down­ w a rd turn in 1928, R a m s ta d ' s final year at the coaching helm. W h e r e a s t h e p re v i o u s ye a r ' s team h a d given u p only 1 9 points in seven games, shutting out six opponents, the '28 squad defense g a ve up 1 72 points in an equal number of contests enroute to an 0-5-2 record . In 1929 the colle ge ' s d e a n of men, vice-president, purchasing agent and teacher of algebra, Norse, religion and science grate­ fully turned over his coaching d uties to C l iff O l son, who had

come to Parkland from Spokane C o l l e g e w h i c h had closed the previous year. R a m s tad had originally been selected to coach because he had been a three-sport athlete at St. Olaf College, where he graduated in 1914. At PLU he also coached baseball and basketba l l before O l s on ' s a rr i v a l . O n e of his women ' s basketball teams was a Northwest power, winning 23 of 26 games. Palma Langlow was the star of that team. In later years he settled down to the teaching of chemistry, fin­ ally retiring in 1961 after 36 years on the PLU faculty. The man in whose honor the campus science hall is named is still a resident of Parkland .

A. W. Ramstad

Cliff Olson

Marv Harshman

Jim Gabrielson

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A l l f o r m e r P L U f o o t b a ll players are invi ted to return to campus for Homecoming 1976 to celebrate « Fifty Golden Years of PLU Footb a l l " w i t h t h e i r teamm ates . coaches and fellow a l u m s , a c c o r d i n g to A l u m n i Director Ronald Coltom. Special honored guests during the Nov. 12-14 weekend festivities will be PLU' s even living head football coa c h e s . They include A.W. Ramstad ( 1926-28 ) . Clifford O l son ( 1 929-46 ) . M a rv T o m m e r v ik ( 1 94 7 - 5 0 ) , M a r v H a r s h m a n ( 1 9 5 1 -5 7 ) , J a m e s G abriel s o n ( 1 958-61 ) , Roy C a r l s o n ( 1 9 6 2 ·7 1 ) a nd F rosty Westering ( 1 972-present ) . Charles " B aron" B arofsky, who coached in 1942, passed away last year. The re union classes of 1 926, 1951 and 1966 will also be honored , Coltom indicated. "We expect more alums than ever to attend Homecoming this year, " Coltom observed . With a large number of former football p l ayers on h a n d , the numbers cou l d swell t o over 8 0 0 , he i n ­ dicated. Plans are being made to hold Satu r d a y ' s Ho m e c o m i n g banquet i n Olson Auditorium. Whitworth, one of PLU ' s oldest rivals, will be the Homecoming game opponent. The Lutes first faced the Pirates on the gridiron in 1931 , winning 26-0. Last year's 22-20 squeaker was PLU' s 18th victory in the 30-game series.

Charles Barofsky

Roy Carlson

Marv Tommervik

Frosty Westering


Football Fifty May Be Nifty

Howard Lutton, junior hurdler, broke his own school mark with a 14.4 clocking in the 120-meter stakes at the NAIA nationals in Arkadelphia, Ark.

Cinder Marks Fall But Titles Elude Lutes By Jim Kittilsby Records galore and prospects for more is the synopsis of PL U ' s trac k a n d field campaign. The L u te s , third in the North west Conference, fourth in NAIA District 1 action, re-wrote ten chapters in the school record boo k . J u n ior d i s t a n c e a c e G o r d o n Bowman accounted for four o f the school standa rd s . Twelfth in the 10,000 meter chase at the NAIA national spikefe s t , B o w m a n captured the NWC six-mile event . Bow m a n ' s s e a s o n b e s t s w e r e 9 : 23 . 4 in the two-m ile, 14 : 20 . 8 in the th ree - m i l e , 2 9 : 42 . 3 a t s i x m iles, 9 : 29 . 4 i n the steeple cha �e . Dan Clark trim m ed t h e m I l e mar k to 4 : l S . 2 , capturing the blue at the confere n c e go-ro u n d . I n addition the Seattle sophomore ' bettered the 880 standard with a 1 : SS . 4 clocking. T he b i g g e s t c h u n k o f f t h e record board w a s carved by j u nior hurdler H o w a rd L � tto n . Cl earing the 120-yard gates m 1 4 . 4 d u ring a preliminary heat a t the nati onal meet, Lutton repeatedly was under the old sc hool standard of 1 5 . 0 . Lutton did not place at the nationals but pocketed the gold at the NWC meet. . Sophomore pole vaulter Kevm Stephenson soared 14-0 for anoth­ er record. Coach Paul Hoseth ' s o n l y graduation l o s s from the record regiment was Jim Wheel­ er, who nailed down the hammer mark with a 12S- 11 heave. Another senior, Doug Wilson , di d n ' t p a r t a k e of t h e r e c o r d derby, but packed a�ay h is third . NWC triple j u m p t I t l e I n fo u r years with a 47-7 performance.

Football fifty m a y b e n i ft y when grid general Frosty Wester­ i n g u n v e i l s the a n n i v e r s a r y . model of the Big Gold Machme. Tenth i n the final 1975 N AlA grid poll, Northwest �onference . tri-champlOn PLU W I l l h a v e 38 l e t t e r m e n t h r o w i n g a ro u n d a m ple weight with excellent team s p e e d in this , the SOth year of football on the Parkland pebble s . T h e L u te s , 7-2 last year, are well stocked with running bac k s , offensive e n d s , and linebackers . Both l i nebacker Steve Ridgway and deep back Steve Irion earned the trIple crown of nort h w e s t s m a l l college honors last year, with first te a m a l l - l e a g u e , a l l ­ district, and Little All-Northwest cred its . Running back Jon Horner, who galloped for 7S0 yards last year, w i l l h a v e E r ik Strenge and Prentis J o h n s o n f o r b a c k f i e l d company . E nds A l Bessette and Howard Lutton along with center L e s B e n n e t t , a r e v e t s of t h e offe nsive line . Nose guard Mark Brandt is the principal stopper on defense. T r a n s fe r M a rk V o I d a n d freshman Jeff Cornish, both run­ n i n g b a c k s , head a g l i t t e r i n g array of newcomers.

Lute Golfers Claim Loop , District Titles L u t e g o l fe r s d a z z l e d i n t h e d r i z z l e , c l a i m i n g t h e i r fourt h straight Nort h w e s t � o n fe � e n � e championship and thIrd dIstrIct title in a s many years , but hopes for national honors at the NAIA t o u r n a m e n t in E l o n , N o r t h C a r o l i n a , were dampened b y a deluge. T h ree d a y s of downpour washed PLU from the survivor ' s l i s t at t h e national links tourney. The Lutes failed to make the 17team cut after 36 holes with a 649 tot a l . It took a 632 to make the grade. Scott Barnum led the way for the Lutes with an 81 -80 - 1 6 1 . PL U a n n e x e d t h r e e titles i n four days i n early M a y , casing the c o n fe r e n c e d i s t r i c t , and state c o l l e g e d i �i s i o n invit a t i o n a l trophies which paved the way for a third straight appearance at the national tourney. Senior Jim Ball was medalist a t t h e N W C s hootout , while freshman Scott Matson took in­ d i v i d u a l honors at the d istrict level. Lute mentor Roy Carlson was tabbed for the third consecutive spring a s NAIA District 1 gol f coach of the year.

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F rom left, Doug Wilson , Debbie Blevins, Mark Ludwig and Sally Holmes.

PLU Earns 4th NWC AII­ Sports Trophy B o l s t e r e d b y f i v e championships in nine North"Ye st . Co nference sports , P a C IfIC Lutheran captured the J o h n Lewis All Sports Trophy for the fourth consecutive yea r. Awarded since 1970 in m e mory of the late W i l l a m et t e a t h l e t i c d ir e c t o r PL U tied for third in c u m u l a t ve t e a m p o i n t s t h e f i r s t y e a r , t h e n g r a b b e d the runnerup spot for two s e a s o n s before taking long-term posses­ sion of the mas sive gold cup in 1973 .

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The Lutes shared the football title with Linfield and Whitworth and won o u t r i ght the c r o s s c o u n t r y , s w i m m i n g , golf, a � d . tennis crowns . PLU was thIrd m w r e s t l i ng , tied for s e v enth � n basketball ' shared third place m b a s e b a l l , a n d p l a c e d third i n track.

Lady Lutes 5th in NW Tennis Meet F i fth i n a field o f s e venteen schools which included three Pac8 i n s t i tutions, Pacific Lutheran pickeci up team points from all f i v e e n t r i e s a t the Northwe :; t Women ' s Tennis Tournament m Pullm an, the finale in a season which produced an 1 1 -4 net mark. I n t o u r n a m e n t p l a y , Kathy Wales was third in second singles. Debbie Pritchard claimed third i n thi r d s i n g l e s , w h i l e A n n Nielsen followed the script with a t h i r d i n fo u r t h s i n g l e s . M a r i Huseth recorded the Lady Lute s ' best fi nish, second i n fifth singles .

PLU Netters Take 9th In National Meet It took a Davis Cup performer to stop Pacific Lutheran tennis ace Dave Trageser, who survived four rounds of singles competi­ tion at the N A I A n a t i o n a l t o u r n a ment i n Kansas City, sparking the Lutes t o a t i e for ninth place. . In add ition to posting theIr best n a t i o n a l finish ever, Mike Benson ' s netters took home the Northwest Conference title and deadlocked with Eastern for the NAIA District 1 crown. Trageser, a P u ya l l u p fr e s h m a n , c a p t u re d bot� the NWC and district singles tItles, running up a 28-S record in head­ to-head duals during the season . Battling his way into the com­ p a n y of t h e N A I A ' s e l i t e 1 6 f i n a l i s t s , T r a g e s e r fe ll to top­ seeded Reijo Tuomala o f Mercyhurst, Pa . , 6-2 , 6-3 in the fifth round. Tuomala is a member of Finland ' s Davis Cup squad. Mark Ludwig and Steve Knox , both s e ni o r s , h a u l e d home the gold in conference dou b l e s .

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Broeker To Coac PLU Wr stIers Joe B roeker a nine-year veteran in the Pacific Lutheran a t h l e t i p r o g r a m , h a s een n a m e d h e a d Lu te w r e s t i n g coach, succeeding Roy Carlson, who r e m a i n s on t h e s t a ff a s a s OClate professor and golf coach. C rison , who int duced he sport to PLU in 1 966 , asked to be re l i e ved of his wrestling duti s be aus a series of knee opera io ns made his on-the-mat instructional role very difficult. D r . B r o e k e r , a native of M a r y s v i l l e , was a footb a l l lineman at Everett Community College and Washi ngton State b efore c m in g to PLU in 1966. B roeker i s a l s o d e fe n s i v e c o o r d i n ator for the Lute g rid sport .

Top Lute Athletes Honored Th ree PL U s e n i o r s - S a l l y Holmes, Doug Wilson, and Mark Ludwig, plus a junior - Debbie B levins , were the major awards recipients at the May 11 All Sports Banquet. M i s s Ho l m e s , f r o m Bellingha m , a three sport com­ i'etitor and an undergra duate teaching fellow in the School of

PLU's Marcy Sakrison, Maureen Hannan, Lisa Su tton and Kare n Lansverk sped to a school record 4 : 08.3 in the mile relay this spri ng.

Physical Education, was selected Wo man of the Year in Sports. Spanaway ' s Doug Wilson, all­ conference football running back and Northwest Conference triple jump champion, was tabbed for the Jack Hewins Senior Award. N a m e d i n h o n o r of the l a t e Associated Press sports editor, the award annually goes to an in­ dividual who c o m b i n es leader­ ship qualities and physical skills and demonstrates support of the aims and objectives of the Uni­ versity. Ludwig, from Corvallis, Ore . , a three year standout in tennis who shared in the 1976 NWC doubles title, received the George Fisher Scholar Athlete Award . Ludwig carried a 3 . 81 grade point ma­ joring in English. Miss Blevins, a physical educa­ tion major from Lynnwood , was the women's George Fisher Scho­ l a r A t h l ete A w a rd w i n n e r . A three year veteran in volleyball and track, Miss Blevins has a 3 . 31 gpa.

Wome n E qual Men ' s Track Record Total Inspired by an old m usical hit tune of the s a m e na m e , P L U w o m e n t r a c k s te r s is sued the " anything you can do we can do better" challenge to their male counterparts. Then, with a flair for public relation s , the w o m e n set t e n school track and field records, as did the men, in a run for the re­ write season. R e c o rd s w e r e c u t , t h e n chopped , fina lly whittled in bun­ dles. Five wome n ' s m a r k s received updates at the northwest regional meet in Boise , where Lute spikers placed eighth in a field of twenty schools. K a r e n L a n s ve r k a nd C a rol Holden each initialed a p a i r of s ch o o l m a r k s . M s . L a n s verk zipped through the 440 in 59.4, the 880 in 2 : 18 . 3 . Holden's credits in­ clude 11 : 57 . 2 and 19 : 07 . 2 readings in the two and three-mile events. Jill Miller hit the tape in 5 : 20 . 1 for a mile record. Teddy Breeze stretched out 1 8 -8 in the l o n g j u m p , while Peggy E k b erg cleared 5-2 i n the high j um p . In ad d i tion to the individual achievements the 440, mile, and two m i l e relay standards were s h a t t e red by C a r o l A u p i n g ' s swifties.

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In 10 Years PLU's new four-person Pocock racing shell, replacing a similar model destroyed in a boathouse fire last year, is named in honor of the late Walter E. Neils, a staunch PLU crew supporter. His son, Richard, left foreground, was on hand May 16 for the christening.

PLU baseball's forte h a s not been the field of modern history, but the Lutes are begin n i n g to m a k e s o m e strides in mathe matics. Tied for third in the Northwest Conference race with a 9-8 mark, t h e L u t e s f a s h i o ned a 1 3 - 1 7 season, the best finish for the

P a r k l a nd dia mond de le gation since 1966 . Long on power, with 18 home runs, and swift of foot, pilfering 66 bases, the Lute came up short on inner cordon defense and pitching depth. Senior second baseman Jeff Johnson, an aU-league s lection , paced the team i n t h e w a t depa rtment with a . 35 1 avera ge. Catcher Jeff Hall strok d for a . 333 m a r k , o u tfi e l de r J hn Za mberlin bitting .307 to go with six home runs, a league leading output. Designa ted hi tte r L e s Bennett pIa ed 23 runn rs to lead in the RBI derby, while outfielder Tony Whitley paced the club in stolen bases with 25 . Freshman righthander Doug Becker compiled a 6-5 reco rd o v e r a l l a n d led t h e NWC i n strikeouts , whiffing 57 batters in 51 innings.

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Lincoln And The Declaration of Independence according to their understanding of God ' s design. I t was to be a "City on a Hill, " a demonstration to the Old World that in obedience to the covenant men could build a righteous, republican society. I n the more secular 1 8th century, the American sense of mission lost much of its religious character. Men like Jefferson did n o t b e l i e v e t h e y w e r e G od ' s chosen people l i v i n g u nd e r a covenant. Such a notion offended their belief in the universality of truth, which could be learned sci­ entifically by all peoples. From their perspective, true social and political principles were as much the truths of nature as were the principles of physics and m a t h e m a ti c s . Because all persons could know such princi­ ples, Jefferson referred to them in t h e D e c l a ra t i o n as " s e l f ­ evident. " That all persons were created equal and shared in the rights of life, liberty , and the pursuit of happiness provided a p e rspective that allowed little room for uniqueness or special a d v a n t a g e to any grou p . The sense of American mission in this context meant acting on univers­ ally true principles to create a s ociety that would progress to­ ward p e r f e c t i o n a s m e n a n d women gained i n the understand­ ing of their natural rights and liberties . Therefore, the new na­ tion was to stand separate from the Old World as a beacon of in­ di v i d u a I l i b e r t y a n d r e p ­ r e s e n tative government. This was the p roper fulfill m e n t of history.

By Dr. Norman Forness Associate Professor Gettysburg ( Pa . ) College Much of the bicentennial celebration of the current year has focused on the unique con­ tributions of local communities to the national heritage in which all A m er i c a n s s h a r e . S u c h c o n ­ tributions vary greatly, but their diversity has demonstrated much about the complexity of A m e r i c a ' s p a s t and of the strivings of a free people to fulfill the ideals of the Declaration of I n d e p e n d e n c e , w h i c h i n 1 77 6 a nnounced their basic political v alues . I n t h e c o m m u n i t y of Gettysburg, PA, people continu­ ally live in the presence of two s i gnificant events of the year 1863 : a great battle of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's fam­ ous address d e l i v e r e d o n t h e same site only a few months after the battle. Though these events of t h e m id - 1 9th century a re fre­ quently commemorated i n this c o m m u n i t y b y s p e c i a l c e r e­ m nies, the occ a s i o n of t h e bicentennial warrants some con­ sideration of their special rela­ tionship to the nation's birth in 1776 . Though members o f different generations, Jefferson and Lincoln shared a common b o d y o f s o c i a l and p o l i t i c a l values. The purpose of this article is to examine the impact made by the Declaration of Independence u p o n t h e p o l i t i c a l thought of Abraham Lincoln, an impact he clearly revealed when he spoke in Gettysburg. I n a d d itio n to their similar ideological viewpoints, Jefferson and Lincoln both lived in a society which possessed a strong sense of its own mission in the world. This sense of mission stemmed from

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divine purpose. The 1 7th-century Puritans had re garded themselves as a chosen people with a s pecial miss i o n i n t he American wilderness . In the New World they erected a community _

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bist ry ' s p roblems t h r u gho ut the world . Lincoln rejected this ideology. holdi n g firmly to th e Jeffersonian posture o f s tanding a loof as a model repu b l i c . I n order that Lincoln's ideas be fully clear, it can be useful to delineate several pop ula r conceptions of Am erica' mi s s ion a s they emerged in his day. The contrast between s u c h n o t i o n s a n d L i nc o l n ' s i d e a s r e v e a l m u c h about h i s understanding of t h e primacy o f the Declaration o f In­ d e p e n d e n c e for i n t e r p r e t i n g America ' s place in world history. Abraham Lincoln rose to poli­ ti cal prominence in a romantic era when men and women were often swept up with considerable religious passion by the ideas of mi l I e n n i a l i s m , t r a n s cenden talis m , ev an gelicalism, a nd a h o s t of social reform s . Though a deeply religious person, Lincoln could not accept the then popular religious sentiment of many, that the United States had a unique role in the unfurling of mankind's destiny. Some of his contemporaries i n the fiel d of letters , persons such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, and John L . Motley, the historia n , m a i ntained that t h e destinies o f the world h a d been e ntrusted to the A n gl o - S a x o n race. That Americans possessed the respon s ibility to b e a r t h e oblig tions of the race , i s no­ where more c l early explained than i n W hi te Jacket, a novel published by Herman Melville in 1850 , one year before his famous Moby Dick. Said Melville : "We A m e r i c a ns a re t h e p e c u l i a r chosen people - the Israel of our t i m e ; we bear the a rk of the liberties of the world. " Melville continued this st atement with an unabasbed burst of presumption : " An d let us a lways remember that with oursel es almost for the first time in the history of earth, national selfis hness is unbounded philanthropy ; for we cannot do a good to America, but we give alms to the world. " I n the mid 1840 ' s the Protestant theology of the millennium com­ bined with national self-interest and chauvinism to produce a poli­ tical ration ale called m a nifest destiny. The term first appeared in the Democratic Review in 1845. I t bore testimony to the determinat i o n o f t h e P o l k administration to extend the Un­ ited States to the shores of the Pacific, an objective long shared by most Americans . Beyond that it meant that P rovidence h a d p redestined t h e nation to con­ tinental expansion. Oregon and C a lifornia simply awa ited a destiny soon to become manifest by the expansionist fervor of the American people.

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Typical of the political mood s upporting P resident Polk was the statement of William Gilpin, a St. Louis newspaper editor who regarded the westward-moving

pioneer fa r mers as the initi al actors in th e nation' s "mission of civic em pir e . " I n 1 846 he published a book , Mission of the North American People, in which he c l a im e d that "The untrans­ acted destiny of the A m eric a n people is t o subdue the continent - to rush over this vast field to the Pacific Ocean . . . - to teach old nations a new civilization . . . - t o a b s o l ve t h e c u r s e t h a t weighs down humanity, a n d t o shed blessings round the world ! " But the fulfillment of destiny in regard to California met an obsta­ c l e in a r e c a l c itrant Mexico, reluctant to yield to the designs of P o l k . With pea ceable solutions n ot immediately forthcoming , Polk in 1846 resorted to war as a means j ustified by the natio n ' s manifest destiny to sweep west­ ward . With war under way, new voices came to the fore, urging that the United States take all of Mexico. Now the rhetoric of man­ ifest destiny achieved new levels of grandeur i n portraying the nation's mission in the world. A statement typical of the new political mood came from Moses Beach, editor of the New York Sun, w h o s c o f f e d at t h o s e A m e ricans who dissented from Polk's war policy for its " wrong­ i n g th e Mexicans . " Mexicans were not wronged by this c o n ­ quest, he said, for "we offer them a position infinitely above any they have occupied, since their history began, and in which, for the first time, they may aim at the greatness and dignity of a truly republican and self-governing people . " While the w a r lasted, m any p oli t i c i a n s a l so j u s t i f i e d t h e seizure o f new territory through t h e u s e of s u c h t e r m s a s " r e g e n e r a t i o n of t h e downtrodden , " " superior rights of God ' s elect, " and " extending the area of f r e e do m . " T h e s e terms aided President Polk i n his effort to extend' the nation to the P acific . With that end accom­ plished, the fervor of such claims faded . To be sure , many Americans found these statements thorough­ ly untenable - perversions o f t h e i r nation ' s proper mission. Chief support for manifest destiny came from Polk ' s Demo­ crats, and the " All Mexico" policy f o u n d a s y m p a t hetic hearing largely i n New E n gland, New York, Ohio, and Illinois . Abraham Lincol n represented Illinois as a Congressman during the Mexican War. He expressed disapproval of the war, he could not a c c e p t t h e i d e o l o g y u n ­ dergirding the conquest of all

Mexi c o , a n d in 1 84 8 h i s c o n ­ stituents rejected his bid for re­ election. But before we focus further on Lincoln , someth i n g m or e remains to be said about m anifest de s t i n y . W h i g s u c h a s C o n ­ gressman Lincoln did not stand alone in their coolness toward the c h a u v i n i s t i c p ro p a g a n d a o f Polk ' s c r us a d i n g s up p or t e r s . L e a d i n g S o uthern Democrats also viewed manifest destiny and the "All Mexico" m ovement with genui.ne alarm . B u t t h e i r u n ­ derstanding of the nation' s mis­ sion also failed to find sympathy in Abraham Lincoln. During the heat of the . . Al l Mexico" crusade, opposition to manifest destiny assumed an in­ c reasingly racist characte r . Many W e s t e r n e r s f e a r e d t h e prospect of incorporating Mexico into the Union, for they regarded Mexicans as a mixed race not easily assimilated with an Anglo­ Saxon people. Southerners, too, thought the conquest of Mexico an i l l - c o n c e i v e d p olicy , for they believed it wrong to share with a people of m ixed blood the privileges of Americ a n citizen­ ship. Nevertheless, m anifest destiny, with an interesting twist, became a doc trine for Southerners after the demise of the " All Mexic o " m o v e m e nt . They trumpeted its theories into the nation ' s political forums dur­ i n g t h e 1 85 0 ' s w h e n u r g i n g American expansion i nto C u b a a n d t h e D o minican Republic . E x p a n s io n i n to t h o s e p l a c e s s e e m e d to t h e S o u t h a n appropriate mission for the Un­ ited States because white men in those islands possessed the natur­ a l r e q u i s i te f o r c i t i z e n s h i p , w he r e a s n o n - w h i t e e l e m e n t s could remain i n slavery. All of which bears out P rofe s s o r Frederick Merk's contention that manifest destiny had a p r o p a g a n d i s t i c u t i l ity for politicians with partic u l a r expansionist concerns. Territori­ al acquisitions in the Caribbean could increase the Congressional power of a South that feared its declining influence within the Union. By 1860, when Jefferson Davis demanded that the United States acquire C u b a , manifest destiny had become racially and geographically selective. The old appeal to a sense of mission which advocated expanding the area of freedom, had become advocacy of expanding the area of slavtry.

Union Ruptured

Among the forces that ruptured the Union i n early 1 86 1 , expansionist designs played a cri­ tical role. The grandiose notions of manifest destiny, which in the 1 840 ' s promised a new day i n human liberty, proved by 1861 to have been what Merk has called " a bomb w rapped up in

idea l i s m . " I t s i m m o d e r a t e e stim ate of Am er ica ' s role in world history no w thre a t e n e d through armed conflict to uproot those very values which had been expec ted to make of this republic a m od e l for l e s s for t u n a te nation s . T o Abraham Linco l n fell t h e r e s po ns ibility of restorin g the Unio n . The course he stee r e d through the war years reflected a belief about a mission of America which he shared with millions of his fellow citizens f r o m t h e Revolutionary generation to our , own day. To that view he clung t e n a c i o u s l y , e v e n w h e n the passions o f millennia 1 fulfillment a n d manifest destiny inflamed the ima ginations of h i s c o u n trymen. It undergirded every action a n d policy o f h i s term a s President. Lincoln's understanding of the mission of America bore the im­ pr e s s of h i s e s s e n t i a l l y c o n ­ s e r v ative political stanc e . H e s t o o d i n t he t r a d i t i o n o f t h e Jeffersonians in that h e identified freedom with Jefferson ' s republic. Thus Lincoln directed his actions more to preserving the values of the past than to man­ ipulating the future. The values of t he p a s t he sought to preserve w e r e t h o s e e x p re s s e d in t h e D e c l ar ation o f I ndependenc e : equal opportunity for all men life, liberty , and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration took a position of primacy in all of Lincoln ' s con­ siderations upon his country's history and her mission. Indeed, he once said that he "never had a feeling pol itica lly that did not s p r i n g f r o m the s e n ti m e n t s embodied in the Declaration of Independence. " Stemming from that centr a l c o n v i c t i o n o f Lincol n ' s thought were several related issues , each critical to un­ derstanding America ' s mission . These included the Union as a controlling force , the founding fathers as a pp ropriate obj ects of veneration, the importance of critic i s m for carrying out the D e c l a r a t i o n ' s idea l s , and the need t o b e a m o d e l r e p u b l i c before the world. If we look into Lincoln's public s t a t e m e n t s o v e r the quarter­ century prior to his becoming P resident, these ideas emerge,oft e n i nter-twined, b u t a l w a y s under the a e g i s o f the Declaration of Independence. His d e v o t i o n to the U n i o n w a s primarily a dev o t i o n to t h e Declaration . That dual devotion formed the foundation stone of his theory of America ' s world mis( Continued on Page " )


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sion, for, a s a modern Lincol n scholar explains i t , t h e U nion created by the founding fathers and the ideals represented by that U nion " m a d e m e n free i n America , and sooner or later by the power of its example would make them free everywhere . " Lincol n's special regard for the founding fathers precluded any belief in a chosen people unfurl­ ing a divine purpose. He found h i s tory ' s heroes not i n t h e westward-driving farmers whom William G ilpin r e g a r d e d a s agents of a utopian future , but in the leaders of a new generation now past. As early as 1838, when addressing the Men ' s Lyceu m in Springfield, Illinois, he reminded his aud i e n c e of t h e fou n d i n g fathers' critical place i n history and of the need for every genera­ tion to raise up such men : " They were the pillars of the temple of liberty ; and now, that they have cru m b l e d a w a y , t h a t t e m p l e m u s t f a l l , u n l e s s w e , t h e ir descendants, supply their places with other pillars , hewn from the solid quarry of sober reason . " Highest Tribute

H e p a i d t h e m h i s h i ghest tribute , for i n the Declaration , as he told ano ther Springfield au­ dience some twenty years later, the founding fathers m e a n t to s e t u p a standard maxim for free society, which could be familiar to all, and revered by all ; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even t bough never perf e c t l y a tt a i n e d , constantly approximated, and thereby con­ stantly spreading and deepening its influence, a n d augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of an colors every­ where.

Such men had appeared again in later generations, and Lincoln believed Henry Clay to have been one of the m . In his " E ulogy " d e l iv ered at the time of Clay' s death i n 1 852 , Lincoln clearl y differentiated between the theory of a chosen nation and the prima­ cy of the Declaration ' s v alues in shaping America ' s mission. What Lincoln in this statement said of Clay, he surely subscribed to for himself. (Clay ) loved his country partly because it was his own country, but mostly because it was a free c o u n t r y ; . . . . He desired the prospe rity of his countrymen partly because they were his countrymen, but chiefly to show to the world that freemen could be prosperous.

Because the Declarati on of In­ dependen ce embraced the high­ est v a l u e s a n d p u r p o s e s of A m e r ican society , Lincoln m ea s ured soc ial and p oliti c a l cir umstance s over against the De lara t i o n . W h e re a s t h e a d vocates of the "All Mexico" movement had urged base means

to achieve lofty ends, Lincoln's standard of evaluation left little room for national arrogance . He freely and vigorously employed the criticism necessary to direct the nation to its true mission of fulfilling the Declaration' s ideas. At Peori a , I l l i n oi s , i n 1 854 , he b r o u g h t j u d g m ent a g a i n s t slavery as a corruption of nation­ al i d e a l s a n d a h i n d r ance to America' s mission. "Our republican robe i s soiled , and trailed in the dust ," he said. "Let us repurify it . " He expressed a hatred of slavery "because of the monstrous injustice of slavery it­ self. I hate it because it deprives our repu blican example of its just influence in the world . . . . " The Peoria speech brings to clear v i e w L i n c o l n ' s i nc r e a s i n g anguish that the U nited S t ates failed to fulfill her mission . Liber­ al men around the world had, he f e a r e d , grown a p p r e h e n s i v e "that the one retrograde institu­ tion in America , is undermining the principles of progress and fat­ ally violating the noblest political system the world ever saw . " After Lincoln entered the White H o u s e , his p u b l i c u t t erances reflected a deepening sense of the tragedy encompassing a people whose role as a model republic had been profaned by civil war. This tragic element penetrated his remarks at Gettysburg, when he focused on a question about the prospect of the nation's continued existence. He posed that question in the context of the Declaration of I n d e p e n d e n c e ; t h a t i s , h e a sk e d i f a nation conceived i n l i b e r t y a n d d e d i c a t e d to t h e p ropos ition that all men were created equal could long endure. And though the war truly c h a l l e n ge d t h a t e n d u r a n c e , Lincoln did not veer from his faith that Am eric a ' s m i s s i o n m u s t remain the people's high resolve " that this nation, u nder G o d , shall have a new birth of free­ dom ; and that government of the people, by the people, for the peo­ pl e , shall not perish fro m the earth. " Religious Contest

As the war continued, Lincoln increasingly explained the con­ f l i c t i n a r e l i g io u s c o n t e x t , expressing his views more and more i n scriptural term s , and even in an apocalyptic aspect. N e verthel e s s , he resisted any millennial view of history which might suggest an easy discerning of God ' s w ill for the n a t i o n ' s d e s tiny. U nlike Lincoln, most citizens of a nation at war tend re adily to i d entify their cause with the will of God. One of the most dramatic statements of that sentiment appeared in 1862 when Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Bat­ tle Hymn of the Republic . " The

es sentially m illennial flavor of " the coming of the Lord , " and the c a p t i v a t i n g i mage of his appearance ' 'in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps , " left little doubt that M r s . H o w e viewed the U nion army a s the agent of a righteous crusade to f u l f i l l a d iv i n e a n d g l o r i o u s purpose. With unquestioning con­ fidence she urged her people to respond to that high destiny : He has sounded forth the trumpet t h a t shall never call retrea t ; He i s sifting out the hearts of men befo r e h i s judgment seat; 0 be swift, my soul, to answer hi m ; be jubilant, my feet ! Our God is marching on.

I n t h e White House Lincoln paced his office on not-so-j ubilant feet. He could not be persuaded that either army rep r e s e n t e d divine purpose. Rather, h e came increasingly to view the war as God 's righteous judgment on an unrighteous nation that had lost sight of its mission and failed to live by the Declaration's idea s . This sentiment found expression in the chilling pronouncements of Lincol n ' s Second Inaugural : " T he A l m i g h t y h a s h i s o w n purposes . " And then, quotin g the Scriptures, " Woe unto the world because of offences . " Lincoln continued with an interpretation of America 's past, present, and future : I f w e shall s u p pose that American Slavery is one of those offenses, . . . and that He gives to both North and South, thi s terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came, s h a l l we d is c e r n t h e r e a n y departure from those d i v i n e attributes which the believers in a Living God always ascribe to H i m ? F o n d l y do we hope fervently do we pray - that this mighty scourge of war may spee­ dily pass away. Yet, if God wills t ha t it continu e until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shalI be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so stilI it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. "

T h e r e can be no doubt that Lincoln intended to render a hard judgment against his nation for so great a d istortion of t h e Declaration's ideals. After the in­ augural ceremony Thurlow Weed of New York commended him on his addres s , and L i n c o l n responded by saying Men are not flattered by being s h o w n that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God govern­ ing the world. It is a truth which I thought needed to be told, and as whatever humiliation there is in it, falls most directly on myself, I thought others might afford for me to telI it.

If one looked nowhere else, the Gettysburg Address and the Sec­ ond Inaugural would prove ade­ quate to illustrate the Lincolnian u n d e r s t a n d i n g of A m e r i c a ' s world m i s s i o n . Together the y summarize Lincoln's conviction th a t t h e D e c l a r a t i o n o f I n ­ dependence best nourished and adva nced the cause of h u m a n freedom, a n d that therefore the true patriot must reject national self-adulation for the chastening cr i t i c i s m t h a t c o u l d d i r e c t A m e r i c a n s o c i e ty to a t r u e r approximation o f t h e foundin g fathers ' ideals. Only i n this way could America hold aloft for all the world to see an example of democracy which all would wish to emulate. In the years since Lincol n ' s day , w e A m ericans have occa­ sionally attempted to impose the values of a democratic republic on other societies, even by force. At times we have acted more from the fear of foreign ideologies t h a n from the faith that great strength derives from m aking r e a l i t i e s of the Declaration ' s ideals in our own land. Nations w i t h a r e c or d of p o w e r a n d success may easily be drawn into the vanity of thinking their own policies syno n o m o u s w i t h a divine plan. Because Lincoln had w i t n e s s e d the p e r i l s of s u c h p r e s u m p t i o n , he c o n t i n u a l l y directed his countrymen t o the m ore modest sense of mission embraced by Jefferson's elegant p r o c l a m a t i o n of July 4 , 1 776 . Lincoln's example deserves care­ ful a ttention, for he recognized th a t t h e D e c l a r a t i o n of I n ­ dependence expressed the values which in every generation con­ t a i n the d y n a m i c s of hu man freedom.

Dr. Norman O . Forness '58 has served at Gettysburg College for 12 years, including two years as assistant dean of the college and the past four years as associate professor. This past summer he has been completing a draft of a book on the early history of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


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Paradox Promotes Purpo se Opening Convocation Address By Dr. William O. Rieke President, Pacific Lutheran University During the opening weeks of the school year, the entire uni­ versity community is caught up in a great resurgence of activity. I t is an a p p ro p r i a te t i m e t o challenge the year ahead of us and reflect on the purposes that we hope to attain, purposes that stem fro m , in a way, paradoxical situations. Let' s begin by analyz­ ing some of those paradoxes. It is paradoxical to look at our enrollment. In 1976, the spring of the current year . Howard Bowen and J o h n M i n t e r p u b l i s h e d a study for the American Associa­ tion of Colleges entitled " Private Postsecondary Institutions-What is Their State of Health ? " The study showed that most private postsecondar y i nstitutions in the

United States were fortunate in recent years if they remained stable as far as enrollment is con­ cerned, or if they were able to show an increase of approxima te­ ly one per cent in t e r m s o f e n r o l l m e n t . M o s t b a re l y remained stable. Yet, at PLU the largest entering freshman class ever came to our campus a year a g o , a n d we r e j o i c e d in that event. But, this year, with 665 freshmen, that record has been passed again . . . paradoxically, for it has not been happening in most pri v a t e p o s t s e c o n d a r y i n ­ stitutions. Add to the freshman class 300 transfer students who have come to this university, and we have m ore t h a n 1 000 n e w s t u d e n t s gracing o u r campus with their presence this fall. A p a r a d o x . . . a n i n teresting paradox, one for which we can be grateful and yet one which im­ p o s e s u p o n us b u r d e n s a n d obligations. The academic quality of o u r student body, too, is paradoxical. Published reports in the Chroni­ cles of High er Education show continuing trends toward declin­ i n g academic ability among

students entering college or uni­ versity. There are lower scores nationwide on college admissions tests ; there have been marked d rops c o n t i n u i n g i n r e a d i n g , v e rb al and mathematical skills among entering freshm<!n or even among transfer students in most of the nation's universities and colleges. Yet, at PL U , overall, the quality continues u pw a r d . Not that we are entirely exempt from some of the problems the rest of the schools are experiencing, but among the 665 new freshmen this year, the average gradepoint is nearly 3.4 - 3.38 , to be exact. Of that number, 296 received honors at e n t r a n c e t h o u g h t h e r e ­ quirement for that distinction was raised nearly 0.2 of a grade point this year ( from 3 . 45 to 3.65 ) . Almost 300 - or nearly half of the class - met or exceeded that re­ quirement. P L U fre s h men scores on na­ tional tests such as the SAT are on the average 40-50 points better than the national mean on both verbal and mathematical sides. Even though those scores have d eclined from what they were some years ago, the decline at PLU has been significantly less than the national d e c l i n e . . . a paradox . Consider, if you will , h in­ terest i n a truly liberally educated p e r s o n . The B o w e n ­ Minter study to which I referred earlier, reflects a decreasing in­ tere s t nationally i n the liberal arts. Specifically, betwee n 1974 a n d 1 9 76 , m o s t u n i v e r s i t i e s surveyed showed a 2 5 per cent d e c re a s e in student interest in liberal arts . At PLU students surveyed in 1974 and again in 1976 not only failed to register such a decrease , but actuall y showed a 1 0 per cent i n crea se in intere st in libe ral education . Although one third to one half of the students in the rest of the univerities in the nation are less interested in liberal arts, the trend is reversed here. Perhaps that p arado x , the tendency to­ ward the totally educated person, should tell us something by way of forecasting our purpose . O n e might reflect on the financ i a l s t a b i l i t y o f P a c ific L u theran U n iversity. While we are never rich and we are not so now . for we live ver y much a hand to mouth existen ce , PLU does remain fi nanCiall y viable and vibrant . In the September 6, 1976 issue o f Time maga zine there appears a report from the New J e r s e y C o m m i s s ion of the F i n a n c i n g o f P o . t s e co n d a l Y Education. It notes that church­ related colleges nationally a r e not only i n financial trouble, but are generally worse off than non­ c h u r c h - r e l a t e d p r i v a t e i n­ stitutions . S p e c i fi c a l l y , i t i n ­ d ic a t e s t h a t 9 5 . 8% of all protestant colleges are not in a

state of fiscal health or even one of relative fiscal health. Yet, PL U r e m a i n s o p e r a t i o n ally in the black and has actu ally experienced net increases in fa­ culty and staff for the second con­ s e c u t i v e year, coupled with simultaneous i nc r e a s e s i n s a laries - not to the level o f opulence, not a t all - but, t o the level of mean to those institutions with which we compete . . . anoth­ er paradox. Finally, there is in the prospect for the coming year a building program at PL U. It is unlikely that PLU will become much larg­ er in size as far as student body is concerne d ; it is, however, certain that we will increase our facilities. How can we have the talent that we have, the dedica­ t i o n t h a t w e h a ve a n d the capability to serve that w e have and not face up to the importance of increasing our facilities ? Yet , given circumstances in higher education in our country today , the aspects of considering a capit­ al campaign for a p rivate u n i ­ versity seem paradoxical indeed. Yet, we must a n d we will, for quality will continue to speak a t this institution. We may think for a moment or two about the purposes specifi aly that s pring from these paradoxes and that bring with them these burdens - burdens of thankfulness, of obligation to dis­ c harge t r u s t , a n d o f u r ge ncy . Wh at are the p u r po s e s ? I n a t t e m p t i n g to d e te r m i ne w h y studen ts chose t o come t o PLU , and what purposes they had in mind when they made the choice. data frorn four forma l research surveys conducted by our student body in 1970 , in 1974 and 1976 are very l'eveali n g . Si m ila r forma l research survey s have been con ­ ducted 0 oth r constituents , in­ cluding parents . There are some very clear reasons why students come to PLU. I n 1 9 7 6 , 7 1 per c e n t of t h e students sW'veyed indicated that the p ri m a r y reason tha t t h e y c h o s e this university w a s t h e a c a d e m i c q u a li t y of P ac i f I C Lutheran. Comparing that 7 1 per cent figure to the same question a d m i n i s te r e d In 1 9 7 4 , it w a s learned that two years ago only 58 per cent of students surveyed in­ dicated academic quality as the primary reason for coming to PLU . According to analysis there is only one chance in a hundred that that is a fluke, ninety-nine c h a nce out of a h u ndred that student are telling us something, and that the reputation of the in­ stitution is growing and speaking for itself. ' But, stude nts also perceived the need for FLU to maintain and stre ngthen its Christian identity . Curiously enough, only one half of the fu ll- t i m e s t u d e n t b o d y identifies itself as being Lutheran, but fully 70 per cent of that student body believes PLU s hould maintain its L u t h e r a n identity, and 72 per cent agree ( Continued on Page 6 )


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When asked, " wily -is ourselves our c olle agues' j oys - our scientism does not have the your child at PLU ? " 337 of 36 1 and their sadnesses, just as we power and cannot give . the �irecrespondents agree� or strongly experience our own. tion in the moral or ethical Issues agreed that the pnmary reason We will achieve system control such that we can produce an int h e i r c hi l d was at P L U w a s by continuous feedback of contegrated human being who c�n because of its academic program cern for each other which will live a fulfilling life. "By explalOand strength. 311 of 365 respondsustain us not only in moments of ing away that which S ?Ould °nly ing tated that "our child is at j oy but w hi ch will compliment have been explained , ' h e add s, ..' PLU because of its C h r i s t i a n when necessary, which will bring " scientism has raised each of the Dr. William Rieke c o m m i t m e n t . " S o purposes constructive criti cism when i� is s e v e r a l disc i p l i nes t o i t s own appear evident. �tudents �ant a indicated and above all , which pinnacle of omni science ; hubris systems control though continuq u a l i ty e d u c atlO� , b ':1 � 1 0 a n will be with us at all tim es whethh a s r e p l a c e d h.u m il i � y . !he ous feedba ck in report ing and environment that IdentIfIes and er they are times of happiness or d eterminism which S C I e n t t s m review. in t e g ra t e s a C h r i s ti a n v a lue trial . assumes has declared that man's I n deed , these are useful and system such that one might live a T h e s e we w i l l a c h i e v e p r efer e n c e s , m a n ' s v a l u e appropriate tools to l?revent �nd full, contributory and meaningful c r e d i b i i i t Y b y s h a r i !l g , j u d g m e n t s a r e m e .r e l y to ameliorate the senes of cnses l·f I e. acc0untabiiity by beln g epiphenomena. The . . . result IS that world and personal - which we Now, perhaps it isn't surprIslOg responsi ble enough. to be oP.en, m a n ' s value - J U d gment s are f a But, c e . t here is somet hing t h a t i d e nt i fi c a t i o n o f s u c h motivation by ImmerSI n g merely epiphenomena a nd his lacking, and I fault not President purposes is nothing new . Those ourselves in the lives of others moral will has been paralyzed. G allagher, for I think he is a purposes in that order ha�e been and e xperiencing o urselves in E mpowered with t h e tool s of thoughtful and provocative a nd stated for a long, long time by their happiness and sorrows, and te chnology, man is able to do c o n t e m p orarily appropriate many institutions. In 1835, more system control by con � i n u� u s almost anything - but he knows person. But there is somethi!lg than 140 years ago, Alexis de Tocfeedba ck and comm UnICatIOn, not what to do, and even when he lacking in that analysis . That IS : queville wrote, and I quote, "It praising, criticiz,in g , e ncouragthinks he knows what to do, he Why should we do it ? Why should cannot be doubted that in the Uning. Are these J ust h.a ckneyed knows not how - and should he we apply these four points ? Why ited States the instruction of the expre s s i o ns a nd t1red 0I d even think he knows how, he lacks should we achieve credibility , people powerfully contributes !O drumbeating tried over the the will to commit it. " That is, the a c c o u n t a b i lity, m otivation or the s upport of the democratic centuries ? I think not. I think not, end result of a process in which sy s t e m c o ntrol ? W h a t i s t h e republic ; and such must always for they d o not exclude anything v a l u e s have become relative, reason ? Mere self-survival or inbe the case, I believe, where the from participation. in them a!ld, c o m p a r a t i v e a n d f i � a} I y deed institutional survival is not . instruction which enlightens the more importantly, 10 a pro-actIVe irrelevant is the state of cnSlS 10 enough, for if one uses that as a understanding is not separated stance they reach outward to say which we find ourselves nationalgauge of motivation, you'll find from the moral education which these are things we can do as peol y , i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y , and even that we aren't motivated at all. amends the heart. " pie to help determine the desti�y personally. . For us at PLU there is a reason . No, having dual purpo�e IS �ot not only of ourselves, but of thIS P resident GaIIa gher By explicit wording in our �0!lnew. Calling for integratlOn of iI.1wor l d . T h i s is one a s p e c t � f prescribes some u s eful a n d stitution, and by explIC I t tellect and spirit is nothing that IS Christ ian education in action. I t IS provocative remedies. Intereststatements in our faculty drafted brand new or unusual. But, and the purpo se arising out of .t�e ingly enough, he doesn 't call for a objectives, the meaning and the h e r e is w h e r e our p u r p o � e p a r a d o x e s t h a t .a r e P � ClftC new religion ; he doesn't call for a purpose , the reason for life is b e c o m e s e m e r g e n t , here I S Lutheran UniverS It y . It IS our new value system, nor does he found in the p e r s o n of J e s u s where, if I may use a phrase from adaptation of the contempor�ry advocate a return to the old simChrist. Here is both the reason to c n t e m p o r a r y p a r i a nc e , t�e poet John Carlisle's l?oem which piistic answers for today's comserve and the satisfaction for rubber meets the road. Such . u�w as entitled "Runmng Togethplex problems. Rather, he notes such service. Here life becomes tegration o f intellect and splnt er . " Carlisle wrote a n d I u n that "For every complex probreal. Here, both reason to serve has not characte:ized .�e e.fforts derscore : lem ' there exists a simple soluand satisfaction are derived, for of most great umversltles In the Let us run tion, and it's wrong. " we were first loved a n d first l ast three decades. Nor has such with patient No, he doesn't advocate these served by God and can, in turn, integration been typical of. mo�t endurance. things. Instead he su�gest.s that to r e c i p r o c a t e . P L U is f u l l o f of society and those who hve 10 achieve an approprIate lOtegrapeculiarities and paradoxes that society in the last several decades The race tion of intellect and value, some bring us to our purpo s e s . The or even centuries . Indeed, m�ny is settling practices, which at lea.st in my p u rp0s e s ma y foi l0w the of us feel that we are comlOg down to a long j udgment, aren't new e.lther, but suggestions made by Gallagher apart at the seams, for the g!ue grind. Behind which may have fallen lOto some and may be phrased in terms of which holds us together, WhICh us are friends disuse and disregard in recent our own p e c u l i a r i t i e s a n d allows us to integrate mind and and before decades, ought to be reinstitute� . paradoxes. spirit intellect and moral value our winning He speaks now from a managenThey may be phrased a s seem� to be crumbling and we is not their al point of view . Listen to what he f o l l o w s : W e w i l l a c h i e v e seem constantly to be in a state of losing. We keep says. Specifically,. �� calls �or : credibility by sharing widely the crisis. no trophy except ( 1 ) Achieving credlblhty by w�de. . . gifts, the talents, the skills that In his book Campus In CrISIS, the faith. ly sharing the proce�s of pohcywe have with each other. In the B uell G. Gall�gher, who is presmaking - a goal WhICh we have classroom where academic rigor ident emeritus of City College of Our triumph is over articulated as being a major one is tempered with personal cO.n New York, scorchingly indicts ourselves . Our stumbling for us at PLU this coming year on cern in the dormitory where dISmodern educational systems for does not defeat campus - to share the process of cipli�e is mixed with relaxation failing to deal with the �ompl�x his courage p o l i c y - m a king, and thereby and f u n on campus where the issues of society by allow 109 theIr his calling become credible . ( 2 ) A c h i e v e beauty of the campus is combined educational pol i c i e s a n d his crown. a c c o u n t a b ility by pin�ointin� w i t h a respect for it, we will practices to become value-free. It In this spirit and with the cor­ responsibility for executIng pohachieve this credibility. has been the tendency of great dial invitation to each of you to cy. Who really i� responsib�e for We will achieve accountability u n i v e r s ities to become valuejoin wholeheart�dly in the coI?­ execu t i n g p o h c y ? A g a I n , a by remembering that C�rist �as free, proclaiming thi� to be . t�e p e l l i n g p u r S U i t of a c a d e m I C criterion which is, and will be, responsible enough to HIS call1Og greater liberty, when 10 fac.t It IS excellence overridden a n d applied to PLU . ( 3 ) Achiev�ng to sacrifice His life for each of us the greater mistake . PresldeI.1t enmeshed with Christian value, I m o t i v a t i o n by a ccompanYIng and that our accountability dare Gallagher says that advances 10 formally open the 86t.h ye�r ?f responsibility with a l?propr.iat.e be no less open even if it is less technology and in our desire to P acific Lutheran Umverslty 1 0 degrees of power . AgaIn, a P!InClthe name of God the Father, God pIe that is, and will be, app!Ie� to the Son and God the Holy Spirit. PLU. And, finally, (4) j\chlevmg 6

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Wearing Two Hats Can Be Interesting

Continued Support Important

By Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving

By David Berntsen Director of Development

Wearing two hats at the same time is never an easy job. Howev­ er sometimes it can prove not o .{l y int eresting b u t , i n s o m e cases, helpful to the University. Over the years , many of you have read my articles dealing with deferred or planned giving to PL U. This year, in addition to the planned giving program, it is my pleasure to wor� with th� alumni in the culmination of theIr three­ y e a r " N e w D i r e c t io n s " fund drive. While a deferred or planned gift may seem quite dissimilar to an annual fund contribution, a r e l a t i o n s h i p c a n b e demon strated. In fact, early in the " New Directions" program, it was stated that deferred gifts could be given as a part of this drive. Just last week one of our alums e s t a b l i s h e d a c h a ri table g ift annuity with PLU. This particu­ lar arrangement will allow this person to receive an annual in­ come for life. The donor will also . receive a charitable contribution deduction this year on a portion of the face amount. While this gift is a deferred gift, nevertheless , it is most certainly an alumni con­ tribution. Maybe you would like more in­ formation on how you could m ake a gift to the University tod ay , while retaining income for your lifetime. Please write us for more information. All inquiries will be kept strictly confi d e n ti a l . Contact : Edgar Larson Director of Planned Giving Office of Development Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 (206) 531-6900 Ext. 232

By David Berntsen The term "development" has several definitions. As a profes­ s i o n i t m e a n s f u n d - ra i s i n g , publi� relations and pla nning . Good management is basic to all of thes e . The fund-raising portion of Development is broken into three m a in are as : ( 1 ) Annual Fund ' ( 2 ) Deferred or Planned Givin g (trust, wills, bequests, life income agreements , etc . ) ; (3) Capital Progra m s ( new buildings, etc . ) Our Annual F u nd income i s presently 2 7 per cent ahead o f last year. The primary emphasis of the Annual Fund this year is the Alumni "New Directions" prog­ r a m . They hope to reach their ambitious goal of $500,000 by May 31 , 1977 . At the present time, the �r total is $375, 000. Ed L a r s o n I S h e a d i n g t h i s v e r y i m p o rtant program . The Q Club is a very important g r o u p of p e o p l e w h o s e g i f t s support these a�nual fund pro.g­ r a m s . I t c o n t I n u e s to g a i n momentum. As of this writing, we have 614 members with a goal of 7 0 0 b y D e c e mber 3 1 , 1976 . Memberships in the Q Club help the "New Directions " program , the much needed unrestricted fund and the University ' s scho­ larship program. You can help by speaking to someone about the Q Club, giving them a brochure and i n v i t i n g t h e m t o o n e o � the luncheons for persons wantmg to know more about PLU and the Q Club. Our luncheon sc hedule is as follows : Thursday, October 28, 12 n oon i n the University Ce nter room 210- 2 1 2 ; T h u r sd a y , November 1 1 , in Seattle at the Washington Athletic Clu b ; a n d Wednesday , November 17, a t 1 2 noon in the Regency Room of the University Center. President Rieke will be t h e main speaker at these interesting lunc heons. Students and m e mbers will a l so share their enthusiasm for PLU and the Q Club. Anyone interested, ple � se contact me at 531-6900, extension 232.

Parents Club Corner

B y Milton Nesvig Assistant to the President . ( Parent's Club Representative ) For the information of new readers of this publication, the parents of full-time students at P L U a r e m e m b e r s o f the Parents Club. The club was organized last March and a Parents Council was appointed to head up the activities . Mr. and Mrs. Ernest H o p p o f P u y a l l u p a r e c <;>­ chairmen. Other councIl m e mbers are Mr. and M r s . E a r 1 B r o w n of M i l t o n ­ F r e e w a t e r , O r e . , R e v . and Mrs . Palmer Gedde of Rich­ l a n d , Mr. and M r s . Robert Nieman of Moraga, Calif . , and Mr. and Mrs . William Tennesen of Bremerton. Pres­ i d e n t a n d M r s . Will i a m O . Rieke meet with the council as do M r s . L u c i l l e G i r o u x , a s s t . to pres . for univ. reI . , and R e v . Milton Nesvig, assistant to the president. Purpose of the Parents Club is to generate and m aintain goodwill and support in th� �ni­ versity ' s program of Christian higher education. Council Meets

The Parents Council held its third meeting on campus Sept. 5 and set in motion a plan for an exciting year of activity. . The same day councIl members, plus several ot her p a r e n t s c o u p l e s , served as greeter s o f p a r e nt s w h o b r o u g h t t h e i r c h i l d r e n to residence h a l l s for the f a l l semester. The couples pinned Parents Club buttons on the p a rents. There was �n enth u s i a s t i c r e s p o n s e w I t h even grandparents asking for the buttons. What was thought to b e a n a m p l e s u p p l y of buttons was exhausted before the afternoon was over. Parents Weekend.

Mark the dates now for the annu al P arents Weekend . It will be held March 11 to 13, 1977 . You will be hearing det a i l s about the program later. Area Meetings

The Council decided to hold some area P a re nt s C l u b

m eetings during the current school year. The . first one �ill be h eld in C h r i S t h e K m g L u th e r a n C h u r c h , M l l t o n­ Freewa er, Saturday , Nov. 6, at 6 p . m . The Earl Browns will be ho ts. PTesident Rieke will be th re to tell about what goes on at P L U a n d to a n s w e r ques ions . The Geddes will b e hosts to t h e n e xt meeting s l a ted for Saturday, Nov. 27 , at Richland L utheran Church, R ichl a nd, Wash. T e n t a ti v e dates for other area gathering are Dec . 5, Seat­ tle ; Feb. 7, Spokane ; and April , Portla nd. I f a n yone i s intere s ted i n sponsoring an area meeting, let us know at the Parents Club office at PLU. Alumni Tailgate picnics Parents Club members are w e l c o m e to a t t e nd A l u m n i Tailgate picnics being held this fall at away varsity football g a m e s . These events will be held at 11 a . m . in the football p a r k i n g l o t s at L e w i s a n d Clark, Portla n d , O c t . 2 ; L i nfield, McMinnville , Ore. , O c t . 1 6 ; C o l l e g e of I d a h o , .C a l d w e l l , O c t . 3 0 ; a n d Whitman, Walla Walla, Nov. 6 . Questionnaire Results

Last spring a questionnai re regarding the university w as . m a iled to P a r e n t s C l u b members. Almost 400 responded. Of those responding, 79 per cent felt that PLU should limit its enrollment to what it was last year (3,500 students ) . 79 per cent felt that tuition costs are in line with the quality of education being offered. 83 per cent said board and room costs are in line with the national economy. 77 per cent felt that students evaluations of classes should be required. 95 per cent said PLU should m a i n t a i n i t s i d e n t i t y as a Lutheran institution. 95 per cent said their child is at PLU because of its academic offerings, and 89 per cent said the child is at PLU because of its Christian commitment. 92 per cent felt C hr i s t i a n commitment should be a factor in choosing faculty and staff. 82 per cent felt the present religion courses req uiremen t should be maintained . 64 p e r c e n t f e l t c o m ­ munications with parents by the university is OK as is, and 36 per cent felt it should be im­ proved. 51 per cent felt the advising system needs improve m e n t , and 41 per cent felt that way about financial aid. 52 per cent felt coed dorms are desirable. Anyone desiring a complete report of questionnaire results m ay obtain one by writing to the Parents Club Office.


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It was in the Autumn on the prairies and the mellow Indian Summer winds carried with them the hint of Winte r ' s col d . The lea ves had begun to turn. Some h a d fallen. I strolled along the cemetery pathway which wound its way through the lush growth of sh rubs , flower beds and carefully m an icured lawns. Then, seem­ i ngly without announcement, the ' ·' n e w " c e m e t e r y a d d i t i o n appeared. G raves were newly m ar ked with s u rveyo r ' s rods . One was my father's. The contrast of the new and the old gravesites caused me some dismay. It was not what I had expected, and not what I would have wished. Still, things seemed so much more real in the rustic and earthy s etting. The scene, I ' m s u re, had been ac t e d o u t many times b y many sons before m e . The slow sorting o u t of feelings about death and new life continued late through that even­ ing and other evenings. The tragic and sudden passing of several of PLU's family high­ l i g h t s for u s once a g a i n t h e necessity of dealing with this final risis of our life. When was it that I viewed the i m ple e x p l a n a t i o n of t h e Catechi s m from another more carefree side of the chronology of m y lif ? I am not sure. In our teen years we memorized faithfully so we c o u l d pas s . g i oriom1Ly into so mething called " active church m m ber s hip . " , What will become of you when you die i n the faith ? " Answer : " When I die in the faith my soul goes to heaven to enjoy the blessed fellowship with Christ . " How easily the words came then. But somewhere, as E l isabeth Kubler-Ross state s "We develop a different sense o f chronology when we b e g i n t o identify with the final crisis i n our l i v e s . " We v i e w w i t h m o r l­ seriousness the simple explana.­ tion , " My so ul g o e s h o m e to heaven . " The discussion does not come easily. It is an i s s u e not b e c a u s e we do n o t c a r e , but because we feel so helpless in the f a c e of m a n y u n a n s w e r e d

questions arisi ng a t the time of our final crisis. A German proverb puts it this way, " As soon as a man is born he is old enough to die . " It becomes an encouraging sign in our socie­ ty that at long last we seem able to deal with this final crisis of life with a sense of perspective and hope In answer to the question, "What has working with dying people done for you ? " Elisabeth Kubler-R o s r e p l i e s , " I t h a s made my life more meaningful and much richer. " That kind of statement comes close to a Christian point of view relativeto the crisis of death. Our lives are immeasurably enriched when we work through such aD experience. But how is this done ? How do we relate so much suffer­ ing and crisis to our u nderstand­ ing of God's will ? Here the pro b l e m b e c o m e s m o re intricate. The people for whom suffering IS a crisi s a re those for whom suffering seems to have DO meaning. They do not know what their suffering is all about. We c a n, as I v a. n d id in D o s to y e v s k y ' s " B r ot h e r s Karamazov , " echo the sentiment of modern man. If suffering is offered as a condition of our life then it should be rejected out � right. It is not acceptable because it is interference in our life. In­ terference of the w o r s t k i n d . Iva n ' s theme i s that suffering should be avoided for it brings with it no useful purpose. All of it is senseless, contributes only to r e a f f i r m a t i o n of a n e m p t y lifestyle. Dismay and despair are its kinfolk. But such a point of v i ew i s u n a c c e p t a b l e t o t h e Christi a n , because crisis does and can have meaning. However, it has meaning only in relationship to our understand­ ing of God 's purpose for our life. The opposite end of Ivan' s point of view, namely to regard suffering as something that God wants us to have, and hence is the will of God is equally unacceptable. Calvi � r e g a rded s u ffer i n g a n d trial almost as if they were a third sac ­ r a m e n t n e c e s s a r y for m o r al fiber-b uilding. The answer for our meaning in suffering does not lie here either. Can we look for another answer ? In one sense, death, suffering and tragic loss can be regarded as t h e m e.a n s of g a i ni n g m o r a l victory only i f such suffering is the by-product of our discipleship in Christ. That is, Paul rejoices in his sufferings because they have been brought on and come to him because of his witness to his Mast­ er. It is through this kind of suffer­ ing that we g a i n a d e e p e r knowledge of oursel ves ; s u c h suffering becomes eminently use­ ful and is w ithin the will of God for our lives. But we would be wise note that Paul makes a distinc­ tion between that suffering which he took upon himself because of his discipleship in Christ, and that s u ff e r i n g w h ich c a m e to him which see med sense l e s s . T h e thorn i n his flesh did not come to him because of his discipleship,

but in s pite of his discipleship. The thorn was from Satan. It is these seemingly senseless and sudden crises, the ones that leave so m a n y q u e s t i o n s u n ­ a n s wered that become work of Satan and are not the will of God . In answ r to the question, "What are the three great enemies of man ? ". the exp lanatio n i n the Catechism affirms the enemies of man are sin, death and the devil . So we cannot say that death is the will of God for that distorts the understanding of God 's purpos for our live s . Meaningless suffering when it comes can have a purpose for our own good. Only as we use it for an occasion of discipleship testifying to God ' s p resence in creat i n g patience and the radiance with whtch we bea r such suffering and unanswerable questions - only then do such c rises become at all meaningful. P e rh a p s we c a n s a y i t i n another way. We are convinced that the d o c t r i n e of c r e a t i o n shows us that od's intention for all of His creation and all of His creatures is good . Jesus himself reiterates this position when he suggests that if we who are evil know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more should we expect good gifts from our H eavenly Father. In short, God intends good for our life. When He made the creation He said that it was so , and He intends that it should have remained so. And if it isn't, He certainly intends that it should be that way once again. The explanation for the senselessness of some suffering and tragedy comes from Paul w he n he talks about the whole creation that groans and travails, not because God wants it so, but because somet h i n g a l i e n a n d demonic has entered t o resist the creative purposes of Our Creator. The expectation of our journey together as Christians is to have all good intentions of Our Heaven­ ly Father work themselv e s out within our lives. It is not only the doctrine of creation that affirms this good intention of God for His Child ren, but i t i s a l s o t h e doctrine of the Resurrection. For there, finally, life will ultimately conform without any resistance to the divine intention_ "All things shall be changed, there shall be no more tears . " The hope of the last things is something which we have here and now and brings a sense of perspective to adversity. These two concepts, that is, the good intention of God for all His c r e a t i o n, a n d t h e u l t i m a t e expectation of the last things, tell us that death and suffering, while they may be connected with the last moments of life, are not the last word about life. That word belongs to Christ, and God has revealed the secret of His purpose in the covenant of love. He will establish at the end what has always been intended at the very beginning ; a new crea­ tion, a new era, altogether filled with the presence of God Our Heavenly Father. Unfortunately,

the New Testament is gener ally silent on the conditions that shall exist following our exit from his world, but we know tha t we shall be with Him and see Him as He is . This truth is uneq uivoc a l . God will have the last word . I ' m reminded of the beautiful fin a l p a s s a ge in the Christmas hymn by Respighi, "Laud to the Na tivity, " whicb was performed so bea utifully by the Choir of the West a number of years ago. At the very end we hear the Dotes of the soprano matched against the choir and orc h e s t r a with t h e w o r d s , " I r e j o i ce in G o d m y S a vi o r. " The t u n e c a r r i e s through the upper registers of the soprano until the melodic hne b u r s t s i n t h e kind of effervescence of hope that the final answer rests in our Savior's bands. It i s in this spirit of hope and anticipation that the Christ­ ian works out meaning for his life in which he finds some answers and in which he leaves the un� a ns wered q u e s tions to be !addressed in a new age.

PL U Benefits From Long Henricksen Influence T h e l a t e F r ed H e n r i c k s e n , former PLU attorney who died 14 months ago, once told a PLU vice president, "You won 't know for y e a r s how many w ills I have written which include PL U . " One such bequest came to the attention of universit y offi cials r e c e n t l y when t h e y were i n­ formed that PLU was to be the r e c i p i e n t of $50 , 0 00 from the estate of a long-ti m e Tacoman who previously had no associa­ tion with the university. As in many such c a s e s, the welcome gift came as a surprise. There is no way to know how many people have i ncluded PL U in their wills . I n this case, however, i t was apparent the bequest had been in­ fluenced by Henri ksen. According to Perry Hendricks, PLU vice president for business and finance, the recent bequest was among many influenced by Henricksen which already have benefited the university . " M a n y m o r e a r e l i k e l y to materialize in years to come, " he added. According to many friends and acquaintances at PLU Henricksen "was an uncommo � man, " "friendly, outgoing, " " a person who took time for the soci­ al graces. " He originally beca m e a s sociated with the university during the administration of Dr. O. A. Tingelstad and served dur( Continued on Page 9)


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the specifics , but I do know that whenever: he was writing a w ill and the client ' s f a m i l y w a s p ro v i d ed for adequately PLU was always his first suggestion as to possible beneficiaries," Mrs. Henricksen recalled. " A universi ty i s only as great as its supporters , " Ed Larso n , d i r e c t o r of p l an ned g i v i n g at PLU, noted. "We know there are many people like Fred who care enough about PLU to share their interest with others . The support PLU rece i v e s t h r o u g h t h e financ i a l c o m m i t ment, the un­ ending personal efforts and the prayers of its constituents serve to make the uruversity a better pl ace for all " I

Fred Henricksen i ng those e a r l y years wi tho u t reimbursement. D r . �obert A . L. M o rt v ed t , P L U p resident em eritus, remem bers the former lawyer as a loyal and extremely dedicated f r i e n d of t h e u n i v e r s i t y . H e served for many years as legal counsel without complaint of any kind , and was particularly expert in the field of real estate . "He w a s continuously on the a l e r t , responding to q u e s t i o n s from his clients. Also, h e always was glad to reco mmend PLU for c onsideration and was a very dear personal friend of mine. " H e n r i c k s e n ' s w i fe , A g n e s , recalls her hus band came to P LU at a jme when it was - ' in bad strait . . t h e y d e s p e ra t e l y needed a lawyer. " " He was interested and wanted to help , " she cootinue d , "out of a love for the school and people at the school . " Both she a n d her h u s b a n d fo rmed m an y close friendships among the univers i ty ' s fac u l t y m e m be r s a nd ad m imstrato r s . " Th e r e w e r e s o m a n y f r i n g e benefits i n being associated with the school and all that i t stood for, " Mrs. Henricksen added . S h e re c al l e d t h e c o u n t l e s s footba l l and basketba ll games they attended , both h o m e a nd away, and the campus c u l tural and sooial events which they reg­ ularly attended. "He l o v e d the b a n d Milt N e s v ig , a s s i s t a n t to the pres­ i d e n t , recalled of Henric k se n , . ' a nd s u p po r t e d i t d i rect l y . " Henricksen was also a supporter of the Lute Club. As u n i v e r s i t y a t t o r n e y , H e n r i c k se n ' s contributio ns to PLU were well-know n. He helped with a myriad of problems during the years of rapid growth In the '50's and '60's when acquisition and sale of properties and various' zonmg decisions had much to do with the development of today 's cam pus. What wa less apparent through he years were the efforts he was making on behalf of PLU behind the scenes. . La yer-c l i e n t rel a tion shi ps are confidential, so I don ' t know . •

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Rev. Beckman, University Minister, DIes

Rev. James Beckman R e v . J a m e s B e c k m a n , uni­ versity minister at PLU for three years after a one-year internship on campus in 197 1 . died Aug. 9, 1 9 76 , in Sea t t le , fo llow i n g a n extended illness. Rev. Beckman succ u m be d to Melanoma cancer, which t a k e s hold from birth and spreads slow­ ly throughout the body, disrupt­ ing blood vessels and causing in ­ ternal tumors. He passed away a few days before what would have been his 29th birthday. I n the short time he was able to serve at PLU, Rev . Beck man's w ords and e x a m p l e d e e p l y touched many students, faculty and friends at PLU and through­ out the community. T a k i n g p a rt i n m e m o r i a l serVlces were PLU President Dr. William O . Rieke . PL U Provost D r Richard Jungkuntz, A m er i c a n L u t h eran Church North Pacific District Bishop Dr. C l a re n c e S o l b er g , U n i v e r s i ty Minister Rev. Donald Jerke, Uni­ versity Organist David Dahl , and Dr. Gordon Lathrop , former PLU m i nister now serving at

Wartbur g Theologi cal Seminar y in D ubuque , la . Rev. Bec k m a n had b e e n m a r r i e d for 26 months to the former Kathy Iverson, assistant professor of dance at PLU . He is survived by his wife ; his p a r e n t s , Rev . and Mrs. R . Beckman of Syracuse, Nebr. ; two brothers and two grandmothers.

Fitness Trail A Memorial To Len Betts Gifts given t o PLU in memory o f basketbaUer Len B e tts a re bemg used to develop a Parcours physical fitness course on lower c a m p u s , accord i n g to athletic director David Olson . A three-year court lett e r m a n who would have graduated with a degree in biology this past Au­ gus t , Betts drowned July 27 in a s c u ba d i v i n g a c c i d e n t n e a r Edmonds Wash. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Betts of Lake Oswego, Ore . , and nephew of A l u m n i Associatio n vice-president Eldon Kyllo, Betts was a g r a d u a t e of M j s s o u l a , Montana 's Sentinel High School and was a two-year starter for he Lutes. He was married last May to the former Rowena ( Missy ) Eckhart of S p o k a n e , a for m e r P L U student. The fitness course will be simi ­ l a r to courses originally developed in France and Switzer­ land. They usually include a jog­ ging trail 1-2 miles long with a series of exercise stations along the way which are desi g n e d to develop endurance, strength and flexibility. A g r o o p o f s t u d e n ts i n a Parcours fitness workshop coo­ d ucted by Dr . Olson t h i s p a s t s u m me r h e l p e d p l a n the P L U c o u r s e , w h i c h w i l l b e c a l l ed Joggerunden and will be a little o v e r a m i l e i n l e n g t h . It i s expected to be com pleted by mid­ November, according to Olson .

Q Club VP Harmon Dies At Age 63 E r n e s t H a r m o n , 6 3 , v i c e­ president of the Q Club at PL U for the past two years, died Aug. 2 1 , 1976, i n Tacoma . A 1948 PLU grad, Harmon bad e rv e d in t h e U . S . A r m y t n E u ro pe and the Pacific during World War n and had received a P u r p l e H e a r t fo r w o u n d s received in action in the Philippines.

Ernie Harmon Mr. Harmon was the owner of S u b u r b a n R e alty a nd was a n a l u m ( '49 ) of PLU . H e was one of the founders of the Q Club, a Q Club Fellow and had been vice­ president of the Q Club for the last two years. Ernie not only gave generously of his tim e . but was a tremendous personal asset to our University . He was a continual source of encouragement to the Q Club . He bad lived in Tacoma since 1945 and was a charter m ember of the Parkland Rotary C l u b . Harmon is s u rvived b y h i s wife, Th o r a , n o w t h e s e c r e t a r y ­ t re a s u r e r of the Q C l u b ; o n e daughter ; his pa rents an d t w o sisters.

Special Issue Of Scene To Be Offered A special Admissions Issue o f Scene w i l l b e s e n t to P a c i fi c Luth eran University alumni and friends during the next several weeks. The issue, prepared during the s u m m e r f o r the Ad m i s s i o n s Office a s a mailing t o prospective students, was �eeted with such pos i tive response t h a t it w a s recommended that a U university constituents be sent a copy. The Admissions Issue is not one of our regular series and does not include campus news as such. It is full of photographs to give a vi ual impression of the campus today. In tbis respect it may be of particular interest to persons who have nol visited the campus for severaJ years. We hope that all recipients will consider sharing the publication with members of their family or friends who may be prospective students. (For tbat matter, we'd appreciate the widest disse mina­ t ion p o s s i b l e of a l l i s !i u s of Scene ! )


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And Now 1977, ' 78 .

By Ji m Van Beek Director, Admissions As the dust settles from the beginning of the 1976 fall semester, our Admissions Office has started fall travel for the purpose of providing information to students interested in joining the PLU student body in future terms , especially next spring and fall. Although the itinerary is not entirely confirmed, the general schedule listing areas to be visited September through December follows . Selected high schools and com­ m u n i ty colleges wil l be vis ited during the day and special "PLU Gatherings" will be held on several evenings. All alumni, pastors, and other friends of PLU are invited to attend an evening meeting in their area and to BRING ONE OR MORE POTENTI­ AL STUDENTS ! It will be an excellent opportunity to become reac­ quainted and/or better acquainted with the current happenings and programs of Pacific Lutheran. Visits to high schools have become less effective as a method of contacting potential students in states other than Washington and Oregon. We hope you will assist us in making these evening gatherings successful. Meetings in other areas will be held in January, February and March and a schedule will be announced in a later edition of 'Scene . ' PLU ADMISSIONS TRAVEL - FALL 1976 Sept. 20-24 ALASKA - Ketchikan, Anchorage, Fairbanks Schools Sept. 27-0ct. 1 WASHINGT ON - Van couver, Longview, Centralia, Olympia, Aberdeen Schools . Oct. 3-9 MONTANA - Missoula, Great Falls, Helena, Billings, Bozeman Schools Sun . , Oct. 5 PLU Gathering - Kalispell - 2 : 30 p . m . - Bethlehem Lutheran Church WASHINGTON - Seattle Area Schools COLORADO - Denver Area Sat . , Oct. 9 PLU Gathering - Denver - 7 : 30 p . m . Our Savior ' s Lutheran Church ( Pastor Berdahl ) 915 East 9th St. A R I Z ONA - Tucson ( 1 2 )/Phoenix ( 1 3 , 1 4 ) College Oct. 11-14 Nights. Mon . , Oct. 11 PLU Gathering - Phoenix - 7 : 30 p . m . Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church ( P a s to r Hamlin ) 1500 West Maryland Ave. WASHINGTON - Bremerton, Tacoma, Port Angeles Schools OREGON - Portland Area Schools WASHIN GTON - Wena tchee, Ellensburg, Yakima, Oct. 19-21 Othello Schools Sat. , Oct. 23 League Day (on campus ) HAWAII - College and Career Fair, Honolulu Schools Oct. 25-29 CALIFORNIA - Sacramento Schools (25, 26, 27) Tues . , Oct. 26 PLU Gathering - Sacramento - 7 : 30 p . m . Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ( Pastor R amseth ) 1615 Morse Ave. CALIFORNIA - Walnut Creek Area Schools (28,29) O R E GON - Will a m ette V a l l e y , Central, Columbia River Area School s. ORE GON - Portland Area Schools Nov. 1-5 Tues . , Nov. 2 PLU Gathering - Cupertino - 7 : 30 p . m . Bethel Lutheran Church ( Pastor Brown ) 10181 Finch Ave. WASHINGTON - Yakima, Tri-Cities Area Schools CALIFORNIA - San Diego, Los Angeles Area Schools Nov. 7-1 2 Sun. , Nov. 7 PLU Gathering - San Diego - 3 : 00 p . m . Clairemont Lutheran Church 4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd . Tues., Nov . 9 PLU Gathering - North Hollywood - 7 : 30 p . m . E manuel Lutheran Church ( Pastor Torvend ) 1 1919 Oxnard St. Thurs . , Nov . 1 1 PLU Gathering - Garden Grove - 7 : 30 p . m . S t . Olaf Lutheran Church ( Pastor Crawford ) 12432 Ninth St. WASHINGTON - Pullman, Spokane Area Schools Lewiston, ID - 2 : 30 p . m . Sun. Nov. 7 PLU Gathering Trinity Lutheran Church ( Pastor Berentso n ) 920 Eighth Ave. Nov . 15-19 W A S H I N G T O N - S e a t tl e , E v e r e t t , Mt. Vernon, Bellingham Area Schools LUTHERAN COLLEGE DAYS 1 ) Denver, Sunday , 1 1114, 2-5 p . m . Howard Johnson's - 6300 E. Hamden Ave. 2) Northglenn, Sunday , 1 1114, 7-9 : 30 p . m . P. A .L. Building - 650 Kennedy Drive 3 ) O maha, Monday, 11115, 7-9 : 30 p . m . Ramada I n n Central, 70th and Grover

4 ) St. Louis, Tuesday , 1 1116, 7-9 : 30 p . m . St. Louis Marriott, 1-70 a t Airport Nov . 29- Dec. 3 Community College in Western Washington OREGON - Eugene, Southern Oregon (some Oregon Coast) Schools Dec_ 6-10 Com m unity Colleges in Western Was hington

Grahn Heads Q Club For Coming Year

Clarence Grahn

Dale Dillinger

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Mrs. Ernest ( Thora) Harmon

Clarence Grahn of Lakewood has been elected president of the PLU Q Club for 1976-77, according to David Berntsen, director of development. Elected with Grahn were Dale D i l l i n g er of P a rk l a n d , v i c e­ president, a nd M r s . E r n e s t ( T h o r n a ) H a rmon, secretary­ treasurer. Q Club directors for the coming year are Dr. L . E . Skinner, club president the p a s t two years ; Mr s . I n e z W e i r , s e c r e t a r y ­ treasurer the past two years ; and Dr. John Herzog, PLU professor of mathematics. Grahn, a Q Club member the past two years, is retired from military service and is currently involved in real estate. His two daughters attended PLU. Dillinger, the owner of Little Park Restaurant, is a relatively n e w c l u b m e m b e r . H i s w if e , Sharon, i s a PLU alumnus. Mrs. Harmon is the wife of the late Ernest Harmon, Q Club vice­ p r e s ident the p a s t two year s . Harmon passed away i n August after an extended illness. Having pas sed the 600-member level as the school year began, the Q Club has set an ambitious goal of 25 new members a month until the end of the year to reach the 700 level by Dec. 31 . That would mean 200 new club members during the Bicentennial year. As the Q C l u b g r ow s , c l u b b e n e f i t s a r e a l s o i n c reasing, according to Berntsen. This year each member gets a pass to all Lute fo o t b a l l a n d ba s k e t b a l l games and use o f the PLU swim­ ming pool at faculty rates . Members c a n also look forward to coffee at President Rieke ' s home prior to the Christmas con­ certs Dec. 1 1 .


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Bekemeier Appointed VP For 1)evelopment

New BI· ology Program Gets $102,000 N SF FundI· ng

The Rev. Luther W. Bekemei­ er a fund-raising consultant and pa'stor from Park Forest, Ill. , �as . accepted an appo1Otment as vlce­ p r e s i d e n t for develo�men� at P acifi c Lut h e r a n U � I v.e r s I t y , a c c o r d i n g to D r . WI l h a m O . Rieke PLU president. B e k e m e i e r , 4 9 , h a s ha� . 1 4 years experience i n fund rals�ng and public relations as an a�tlve partner in Rickman Assoclates c o n su l t i n g fi r m . H e ha al 0 served for the past 24 years as pastor f Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest. The new PL U vice-president will be responsible to the .p�es­ ident in the areas of fund-rals1Og, planning and develop�ent. H e will ta ke over his new responsibilitie Nov. 1 . B e k e m e i e r h a s co n d u c ted developmental campaig � s f<? r L u t h eran General HospItal . 1 0 Omaha, Nebr. , the Lut�eran HIl;th S chool for the Deaf 10 DetrOIt, Mich . He h a s a l s o s e rved a s d e v e l o p m en t a l c o n s u l t a n t t.o severa) major schools and UOl­ versities.

By Judy Davis

Luther W. Bekemeier He was an in corporator and f i r s t v i c e-pre sident o f the Foundation for Research �:m the M o d i f i c a t i o n of B e � a v l O r , a c o r p o r a t i o n e s t a b h s � .e d . t o provide treatment, r� habIhtatlOn and preventive se�vIces for dr�g abuse related Crime and dehn­ quency in South Chicago. B e k e m e i e r c a m e t ? P a t: k F o r e s t i n 1952 fo l l o w m g h � s g r a d u at i o n f r o m � oncordia Seminary i n S t . L<;)uIS, Ill . , a �d ordination by hiS father 10 Yorkville Ill . H e organized Hope L u th e r a � as a m ission of the North Illinois District ( LS-MS ) . The church now has over 1 ,000 . communic ant members. He and his wife, the former Lois Huber , have five children.

Melvin R . Knudson

Knudson To Head Board Of Regents Melvin R . Knudson of Tacoma was elected c h a i r m a n of t h e P a c i f i c L u t h e r a n U n i v e r s i ty Board of Regents at the Sept .. 13 m eeting of the PLU g<?v�rmng body, according t.o Dr. WIlham O. Rieke PL U presIdent. Kn � d s o n , e x e c u t i v e v i c e president of U . S . C0 '!l p � ter � , . Inc. of Tacoma, is beg10mng hiS fourth year as a PLU Regent. He succeeds Thomas Anderson of Tacoma, who ha s served as board chairman the past three years . A l s o e l e c t e d were G eo r ge Dav i s o f G i g H a r b o r , v i c e ­ chairma n ; Lawrence Hauge of Wenatchee, secretary ; and Perry Hendricks of Tacoma, treasurer. Hauge and Hendricks were re­ e l ec ted ; Davis suc ceeded Dr. Richard Klein, also of Tacoma. T h r ee n e w b o a rd members were officially seated. They in­ cluded Rev. Charles Bomgren of Bellevue, Dr. Ronal.d Ler�h of Kennewic and Mart10 R. Plhl of Ketchikan, Alaska . In other business the Regents extensively discussed data con­ tained in a space utilization and feasibility study prepared recent­ ly by James R. McGranahan and Associates architectural firm of Tacoma. Further action, ba sed on the report findings and expected at. a future meeting of the board, wIll d e t e r m i n e the d i re c t i o n and extent of further campus bui1di�g to meet anti cipated aca.demlc needs, according to Dr. Rleke.

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The National Science Founda­ tion has awarded a $102,400 grant to Pacific Lu theran University for development of a biology field laboratory where stude �ts cap study pla nts and animals 10 theIr natural setting. According t o D r . W i l l i a m Rieke PLU president, th e grant also �ill fund a boat with spe�ial i n s t r u m e n t s f o r c o n d u c t l J'� g biologi c al and o c e a n o gr ap h I c studies of Puget ound . . . T i t l e d " A n I n ve s ti g a t i e Approach to Field Biology , " the grant was one of 56 a.warded to universities nationwIde unde r N S F ' s newly established Com­ p r e h e n s i v e A s s i st ance to Un­ dergraduate Science Education (CAUSE ) program. Only 71�2 �er cent of those schools submlttmg p roposals received CAUSE funding. . Dr. JoAnn Jensen, professor m the PL U Bi ology Department, will administer the grant assi sted by b i o l o g y � r o .f e s s o r s D � . R i chard McGmm s , Dr. DavId Hansen and Dr. Dennis Martin. The thre e-year grant also . in­ cludes funds to e mploy mne s t udents to help e s tablish the program and collect and analyze data. "The grant respresen�s a vote of confidence in the quahty of our biology faculty, " said Dr. Ri�ke. " Since I have served on vanous fe d e r a l g r a n t r e v i e w c o m ­ m i t t e e s , " h e a d d e d , " I u n­ de r sta nd the in t e n s e a o d t ho ro u gh scrutiny with which p oposals are evaluated. " " It is also significant that the de artment received the enti r e amount i t requested , " h e added. The university has budgeted $8 500 to supplement the NSF gr�nt ; after three years, it 'Yill �e necessary for PLU to mamtam the progra m. The university will lease state land on the Key Peninsula to c? n­ struct the field laboratory whICh will include living quarters to house students and faculty on extended field trips . "Under the terms of the grant, we will develop a characteriza­ t i o n of the p l a n t a n d . ani�al populations of the area m which the laboratory is located . . . data collected will be available to any­ one in the community , " said Dr . Jensen. The laboratory will house a sm all museum of study specimens .

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D r . Jensen indicated the laboratory will serve a s a resource for other educational programs at PLU and i n the c<? m­ m u n it y a s well as provIde o p po rt u n i t i e s for f a c u l t y re �,�;� des enhancing the s c i entific education o f field biology student s , the program will emphasize the scientific method of learning by doing, ' she added.

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P U Ad s New Faculty And S aff Twenty new faculty members and five adm i ni st ra t o r h a v e been added to h e staff a t Pacific Lutheran University for the 197677 academic year . Among the new prof e s s o r s , eight have doctorates . N e w f a c u l t y me mbers a r e E r n e s t M . A n k ri m , a s s i s tant professor of economics ; David M. Atkinson, associate professor of political scien�e ; a n � D r . K a t harine H . BrIar, ass istant professor in sociology, anthropol­ ogy and welfare. Also Dr. Robert E . Carlson, assistant professor of chemistry ; S h a ro n K . C h r i s t o p h e r s o n , assistant professor of biology and Diane E. Comsia, instructor of rnathema tics. William A . Dittrich, instructor of physi c s ; Phyllis E . F iedler assistant professor of psyc�o.l<? gy and Byron J. Nordstrom , vlslt.mg a s s istant professo r of fo r e I g n language's . Dr. Morty Rozanski , assistant p r o f e s s o r of h i s t ? r y ap � pr o W a l t e r Y o u n g q u I s t, V I S I t l n g professor of earth sciences. New in the English dep rtment are Dr . Gayle Barnes Blomme and Dr. Dennis M. Martin, both assistan t pr fes ors. Nu sing school additions are i ns tructors Florence K . Bowen and Phyllis A. Page. New in the music department are assitant professors Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Richard A. Farn­ er a n d i n s t r u c t o r B a r b a r a Poulshock. A d d i t i o n s to t h e S c h o o l o f B u s i n e s s A d m i n i s t r a t ion are D o u g l a s R. P i e r c e , v i s i t i n g p ro f e s s o r a n d a s s i s tant profe s s or Andrew L . T u r ne r. William M. Crooks , new director of executive development, will be an adjunct professor in the Sch 01 of Business Administration. Staff members include John D. Heussman, libraria n ; Susan L . Hildebrand, Adult College Entry and transfer coordinator ; Nathan L . Walker, personnel direc�or ; David C. Yagow execu t l ve a s s i s t a n t t o the provo st ; and Deborah Mase a d m i s s i o n s counselor.


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Late '50 ' s , Early ' 60 ' s

1930 's-'40 ' s

Doug McG r a t h , '55, g To mmy Gilmer, '58, qb, dropkicker

P o s t w a r grid co a c h e s M a r v T o m m e r v i k , l e f t , a n d Marv Harshman with fullback J a c k G uyot, w h o held rushing mark from 1949-57.

Lowell K n u t s o n , '51, hb

Marv Tommervik, '42, NAIA Hall of Fame, two-time All-American, set passing records

John Fromm, '57, h b , held rushing record '57路 ' 7 1 ( NCAA, NAIA javelin champ)

Ron Billings '55, hb, S j AP, NAIA Little All-American

Jack Newhart, '58, hb

Elmer Peterso n , '49, g Bill Borden, '55, t

J"rank Spear, '52, bb ( fatber o f Frank Spear, ' 75, bb)

Si g S i g u r d s o n , L i t t I e A I l 颅 A me r i c a n , p l a y e d w i t h' N F L Balti more Colts Ron Coltom, '6 1 , hb

J o h n J urkovich, '57, fb

1957 captains and award winners from left, Dick Good w i n , g ; George Fisher, hb ; Lynn Calkins, t j Tommy Gilmer, qb j and Orson Christensen, g.

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Glen Huffman, '53, qb, e

Jack Johnson, '54,c

From left, Marv Harshman hb '42, Ole Magnuson t'54 athletic director Mark Salzman, Leroy Barnes g '54 and Art Swanson hb '54. -"

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John Jacobson, '60, qb路fb

Chuck Curtis, '60, s

Doug McClary, ' 63, q b , s e t pa ssing marks

Bruce Alexander; '63 , hb

Keith Shahan, '65,

Curt Hovland, '57, t

Dave Bottemiller, ' 6 2 , e, s e t p a s s receiving marks

Kevi n Tho m a s , '65, g

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• Homecoming

Marks 50th Anniversary Of PLU Footbal1

The 50th anniversary of Pacific L u t h e r a n foo t b a l l w i l l b e c elebrated during Homecoming 1976 at PLU Nov. 12-14. All former coaches and teams will be honored at the Homecom­ ing B anquet Saturday evening at 6 p . m . in Olson Auditorium . Guest s p e a k e r is a u t hor-sports h i s torian John McCallu m , the presentations of Distinguished Alumnus, Alumnus of the Year a n d H e r i t a ge Awards will be made. A former sportswriter and col­ umnist, McCallum's reputation as a sports historian is growing rapidly. His many writings have included a biography of baseball Hall of Farner Ty C o b b ( T h e T i g e r Wore S pi k e s ) , E verest Diary, the story of PLU alum Lute Jerstad's conquest of Mount Everest, and his classic College Football USA, the official book of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. Since he wrote the chronicle of P LU s p o r t s , T h e G l a d iators, which is still available through the Alumni Office or at the ban­ quet, he has compiled a history of B ig 10 football and is presently w o r k i n g o n a h i s to r y of I v y League football. Other Homecoming highlights i n c l u d e t h e P L U -Whitworth football game at 1 : 30 p . m., the " Quarterback Reception" at 4 : 30 p . m . in Olson Auditorium , and the 9 p . m . reunions for the classes of 1926, 1951 and 1966. Traditional e vents include Friday's Homecoming Queen coronation, songfest and stomp, Saturday'S dance and Sunday' s Homecom­ ing concert. The accompanying photos of former Lute grid stars, m any of whom will be returning for this special Homecoming, should jog memories of past PL U gridiron exploits. Though space does not permit a full recap of individual accomplishments, most of these pi a y e r s w e r e r a t e d A 1 1 C o n f e r e n c e , A l l - C o a s t , A l l­ District, or were second or third team All-Americans . Seven of PLU ' s nine first t e a m All A m e r i c a n s a r e pic tured ; un­ fortunately s uitable photos of post war All A m ericans Don D 'Andrea or Rick Daniels were not found . Reservations for the Homecoming banquet, game and concert may be made by contact­ ing the Alumni Office. See page 16 for f u r t h e r Homecoming information.

Gary Nelson, '69 , Ib

C !>ach Roy Carlson with qb Tony LIster.

Marv Peterson, '70, c, AP All­ American Les Rucker, '66, s,

N A IA AII-Am­ rican

Gary Renggli, '68" Ib

Ben Erickson, '69, t

Jack Irion, '71, dhb

John Mades, '63, g

Dave Halste a d , ' 7 1 , h b , s e t rushing, scoring records

George VanOver, '75, t

Doug Jansen, '70, dhb

Steve Harshman, '72, g

Randy Shipley, '74, g Rick Johnson, '73, t

R o s s B o i c e , ' 7 1 , de-og

Jim Hadland, '72, qb

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Ira Hammon '73, e

Rick Finseth, '75, qb, broke many of Tommervik's passing marks

Larry Green '76, t, NAIA AlI­ American

Mark Clinton, '76, e, set pass receiv­ ing marks


News Notes Rune Stone Sculpture Dedicated Dedication of an unusual rune stones sculpture on the Pacific L u t h e r a n U n i v e r s ity campus highli ghted fall term o p e n i n g ceremonies a t PLU Wednesday, Sept. 8. T he rune stones , created in or ten steel by PLU arti st-in­ residence Thomas Torrens , are i n t e n d e d as a l a s t i n g co m ­ m emoration of the Norwegian­ American Sesquicentennial this past year and the visit of King Olav V of Norway to PLU and the Puget Sound area last October . Th e s c u l p t u r e w a s c o m ­ m i s s i o n e d b y the Norwegian­ American Sesquicentennial Com­ m i s sion . Svein Gilje of Seattle, chairman of the commission, was o n h a n d t o m a k e t h e official presentation to the university. " T h e s c u l p t u r e is a fitting r e m i n d e r of o u r N o r w e g i a n e d u c a t ional and historical heritage, and will b e a visible las ting comm em oration of the relationships developed during His Maj esty's visit," he said. G il j e , w h o w a s t o h a v e a p e r s o n a l a u d i e n c e with the Norwegian King during a State Department-sponsored lecture t o u r of N o r w a y t h i s m o n t h , c r e d i t e d C l a yton P eterson of Seattle with encour a g i n g a n d c oo r d i n a t i n g t h e s c u l p t u r e sponsorship. P eterso n, a P L U regent, was also a member of the N/A 150 Commission, and previ­ o u s l y s e r v e d a s P L U v i c e­ president for development. T h e shape and positioning of the s t o ne s , l o c a t e d o n u p p e r c a m p u s n e a r E a s t v o l d A u­ d itori u m , a r e s i m i l a r to t h e r e n d e r i n g o n a special silver medal presented to King Olav by PLU last year. The medal was also created by Torrens . " R u n e s r e p r e s e n t the first primitive method of communica­ tion and education in Scandinavia more than a thousand ears ago," Torrens explained. " They were crude alpha be t i c a l m a r k i n g s c a r v e d o n s tones t o preserve religious, ceremonial or historic­ al information. " They also commemorated Vik­ ing travels, he indicated, which is an appropriate added reminder of the King's visit. One of the five s culpture in­ scri ptions, " In memory of the fo u n d i n g f a t h e r s , " h a s b e e n rendered i n ancient runic script, researched b y P LU f o r e i g n l a n g u a g e s p rofe s sor Audun Toven. The largest of the five stones in the sculpture is 1 4 feet h i g h , according t o Torrens. De d i c a t i o n w a s h e l d i m ­ m e d i a t e l y follo w i n g Opening Convocation where Dr. William O . Rieke, PLU president, was the

featured speaker. Greetings were a l s o p r e s ented by Thom as Anderson, chairman of the Board of Regents ; Rev. Clifford Lunde of the North Pacific District of the American Lutheran Churc h ; and Ron B e nton student body pres­ ident at PLU.

Tang Proj ect Funded B y Two Grants

Dr . K.T . Tang A continuing research project with applications in the d evelopment of gas lasers, the c ontrol of nuclear f u s i o n a n d other scientific areas has been funded at Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity by the National Science Foundation and the Petroleum Research Fund. The N S F gra n t , t o t a l i n g $20 , 600, and the PRF grant of $24,000 will fund the first year of a two- year proj ect conducted by D r . K . T . T a n g , p rofe s s o r o f physics a t PLU. The pro j e c t d e a l s w i t h t h e theoretical analysis o f colliding ato m s and mol ec u le s . Though research in this field predates the development of nuclea r energy many years ago, continuing work is necessary for progress in many s c i e n tific field s , acc ording to Tang. " In very recent years activities in this area have become more intense and urgent as experi mental meth o d s h a v e become more sophisticated," Dr. Tang explained. " Precise dat a made possible by the computer age needs theoretical analys i s , explanation and interpretation. " D e ve l o p m e n t o f t h i s d a t a affects many areas of explora­ tion, including gas lasers, nuclear f u s i o n , a s t r o p h ysic s , upper atmospheric physics and magnetic hydrodynamic generators, he indicated. T h e T a n g p roj e c t , e n t i tled " Quantum Theory for Reactive a n d D i s a s s o c i a t i v e A t o m­ Molecule Scatterings , " begins this month. The field has been one

of Tang's research interests for a decade. Tang, a University of Washington graduate who holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, has been on leave from the PLU campus for the past two years. The first year was· spent as a visit­ ing professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Last year he w a s i n v i t e d t o w o r k at t h e prestigious Max Planck Institute in Gotten, Germany. During his leave part of his t i m e w a s s p e n t on res e a r c h related to his current project.

PLU Social Sciences To Integrate Studies

By Jim Peterson Development of an integrated studies approach to the teaching of social sciences has begun this fall at Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty as the result of a $60,000 grant from the U . S . Office of Education F u n d for the Im provement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE ) . The grant will fund the first y e a r o f a t h r e e - y e ar developmental program, accord­ ing to D r . James Halseth, associate professor of history and chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. Dr. Halseth is in charge of the project. Goals of the proj ect can b e compared i n some ways to the Integrated Studies program at PLU, started experimentally last year under a grant from the Na­ t i o n a l E nd o w m e n t for the Hum aniti e s . T h e I S P , i n fu l l s w i n g t h i s fa l l , o ffe r s a n al t e r n a t i v e i n t e g r a t e d c o r e curriculum . "They are comparable in the sense that several acadeJIiic dis­ ciplines are trying to integrate, " Halseth said. ' 'lSP includes the humanities, social sciences and n a t u r a l s c i e n c e s at t h e core course level. O u r plans focus on t h e s o c i a l s c i e n c e s an d will primarily invol e more advanced work. " The social sciences program is based on the concept of faculty development and emphasis on the s e r v i c e t r a d i t i o n of t h e u n i­ versity. Projects and plans developed under the grant provisions must meet certain criteria, Halseth in­ dicated. They must be related to public policy, and will be funded primarily through the ne� experimental Center for. Pu�hc Policy at PLU under the dIrectlOn of Dr. David Vinje. There must be emphasis on in­ tegration of social science disci­ p l ines and direct impact on students . Proj ects should also c o n s t i tute a n e w d e p a r t u r e ,

something that couldn't b e done before, Halseth pointed out. F inally, the activity must be feasible and suitable for evalua­ tion. Specific propos als include a series of . at least 10 workshops, small conferences a n d c r o s s ­ disciplinary seminars on public policy i s s u e s , s u p p o r t of t h e W o r I d H u n g e r Conference on c a m p u s this s p r i n g , and the award of fellowships to several public policy interns. There will also be five $600 soci­ al science research awards and i n c r e a s ed p rofes sional travel funds available for fa c u i t y . " While PLU is located in a beauti­ ful a r e a , we a r e o f t e n f a r removed from centers of activity related to professional growth and development, " Halseth said . "We have a lot of new, young, d yna m ic faculty members and we want them to have more of these opportunities for growth av­ ailable to them . " There will also be o p p o rt u n i t i e s f o r s t ud e n t research and development never available before ," he continued. " F aculty will be working with students in a whole new variety of ways . "Our purpose is to build on the s e rv i c e t r ad ition of PLU and encourage our students to develop those social skills crucial to modern life . " Halseth added . "We hope t o be able t o provide more of them with abilities that give them a head start as decision m a k e r s a n d l e a d e r s in t h e i r careers and communities . " The FIPSE grant to PLU was one of about 80 funded nationally from among more than 2,000 ap­ p l ic a n t s . F u n d i n g over th ree years is expected to be around $200,000. PL U' s contributed share for the first year is j u st under $36,000 .

The social sciences division at P L U i n clude s departm e nts of p s y c h ol o g y . s oc i ol o gy - s o c i a l w elfare -anth ropology, history, political science and economics .

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PLU Theatre Slates Eight Productions

Erik Pearson

Steve Kingsma

Cheney Grants Recognize Student Merit Five $1 ,000 Ben B. Cheney In­ dustry Leadership Awards have been des i g n a t e d t h i s f a l l f o r students at Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity. R e c i p i e n t s of t h e a w a rd s , gr anted by the B e n B . Cheney Foundation, are Alysse Young of Vancouver, Wash . , William Hunt­ er of Seattle, Erik Pearson of Gig Harbor Steven Kingsma of Oak H a r b o r , a n d J e ff S m i t h o f Silverton, Ore. The recipients were selected for academic achievement and leadership a b ility from among c a n d i d a t e s i n t h e f i el d s o f b u s i n e s s a d m i ni s tr a t i o n , economics and natural sciences. M s . Y o u n g , a n e co n o m i c s major, entered P L U as a Pres­ ident ' s Scholar two years ago. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs . Gordon Young. Hunter, a t r a n s f e r s t u d e n t f r o m Highline Community Col­ l e g e , is majoring i n b u s i n e s s administration. He i s the son of Rev. and Mrs . James P. Hunter. Pearson, a chemistry major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P e arson. He h a s worked a s a s o u nd t e c h n i c i a n a n d b o a r d o p e r a tor for KPL U - F M on campus. Smith, also a PLU President' s Scholar a nd a m e m be r o f I n · dependent Knights honorary on campus, is majoring in business administration. He is the son of Howard N. Smith. K i ngsma the son of Mr. and Mrs . Ralph Kingsma is majoring i n pre-law and business administration. He is a transfer s t u d e n t f r o m S k a gi t V a l l e y Junior College i n Mount Vernon. All five students are juniors at PLU.

William Hunter

Jeff Smith

PLU Offers New Courses For Adults A workshop designed to assist adults in evaluating career and life planning goals, offered dur­ ing October, is one of several adult courses available at Pacific Lutheran University this fall. The workshop, sponsored by the PLU Adult College E n t r y ( AC E ) Progra m , w ill be held Tuesdays and Fridays from Oct. S-Oct. 29 according to instructor Fran C h a mbers . Sessions will m e et from 11 a . m . to 1 p . m . , " w h i l e t h e c h i l d r en a r e i n school, " she said . The workshop will involve such activities as vocational testing, clarification of personal goals a nd values and a s s e s s ment of abilities, i nterests and experiences. A person need not have been employed to possess abilities and experience useful in a v a r i e t y of c a r e e r s , M r s . Chambers indicated. The C areer-Life P l a n n i n g Workshop is only one of several special courses a nd workshop s being offered this fall by PLU through t h e A C E P ro g r a m , a c c o r d i n g to p r o g r a m coordinator Susan Hildebrand. C a m p u s offerings include a five-session daytime workshop on a s s e r t i v e n e s s training for women three. evening symposia . o n c u r'rent lssues , a mormng financial forum that runs for eight consecutive Thursdays, ar:td two eight-week acade m l c classes. The classes include an intro­ duction to Zen Buddhism called " Great Death and the Sound of One Hand Clapping" and a course on 20th century urban lifestyles. T he ACE coord.inator is av­ ailable daily to work personally with persons interest�d !r:t �iscus­ sing educational po.sslblhtIes. D a y c a r e servlces a r e av­ ailable to students attending day­ time classes . Progress is being made in providing a child care service for evening students, Ms . Hildebrand said.

Alysse Young

KPLU-FM Expands Fall Scheduling KPLU-FM h a s a bigger sound this fall. The broadcast week has increased from 68 to 86 hours. The Monday through Friday sign-on time is now 1 : 00 p . m . (88.5 mhz ) The expanded broadcast day has not been the only change at K P L U d u r i n g t h e l a s t few months . New full-time personnel have joined the station's staff. Late last spri n g , Scott W illia m s who received a B . A . f r o m P L U in B r o a d c a s t i n g Journalism i n 1 974 a nd a M . S . from Boston U n ive r s i t y , w a s named program director. Two other positions were filled on July 1. Craig Hansen, a 1976 graduate from the University of Oregon, w a s hired as classical music director. John Calnan, a student at PLU, became a station engineer at the same time. As always, a large studen.t staff is employed at K PLU . F lfteen students are now involved in a variety of j o b s i n cl u d i n g a n nouncing, traffic schedul �ng, and special program prod.uctlO':l ' Seniors working at the station thls fall are Dan Deneen of Tacoma, Will Jungkuntz of Tacoma , and Mark Peterson of Bremerton. The format of KPLU-FM still enco m p a s s es clas � ical mu s i <� , public affairs, and J azz. In addl­ tion , religious features on Sundays are "The Lut h eran H our " (3 : 00 p . m . ) , " S a c r ed M u s i c " ( 4 : 05 p . m . ) , and "Church World News" ( 5 : 30 p . m . ) . Special events to b e covered by the station during the next few months include election return coverage, plus r e g u l� rl y scheduled election features and documentaries. Once again, PLU h o m e foo t b a l l g a m e s w il l be broadcast by KPLU. L o c a l l y produ ced pr ? gra m s debuting i n Septe m b e r mclude " C a m p u s f. o r. t h e P u b l � c. , " produced by Unlor Duane Killan of Sunnyside, Wash . , and "Northwest Arts Forum" hosted by Craig Hansen. A major fund drive for KPLU­ FM is now in the planning stages.

A campus production of th hit musical "The Music Man," by Meredith Willson, is the first of eight s tage productions be i n g pre sented at P acific Lutheran University this year. Under the direction of William Becvar, communication arts, and David Robbins, music, the School of Fine Arts production will begin a four-day run Thursday, Oct. 14, in Eastvold Auditorium. Thurs­ d a y , F r i d a y a �d Satu rd a y performances begm at 8 : 15 p . m . ; a Sunday matinee begins at 2 p . m . "The Music M a n " f e a t u r e s s u c h m e morable s o n g h i t s a s " S ev e n t y - S i x T r o m b o n e s , " " T r o u b l e , " " L ida R o s e " and "Till There Was You . " PLU Children's Theatre offers two productions in its 21st year, "Land of the Dragon" by Marge M i l l e r O c t . 2 1 - 23 , a n d "Cinderella" Jan. 29 and Feb. S. S e n i o r Mary S e w a r d d i r e c t s "Dragon ; " Eric Nordholm , com ­ munication , art s , d ir e c t s " Cinderella. ' " Inherit the Wind" by Jerome Lawrence, based on the famous Scopes " monkey" tria l , will be presented by the PLU University Thea tre Nov . 1 1 - 1 3 , 19-20. B ill P a rk e r , c o m m unication arts , directs the production, which will a l s o b e P L U ' s e n t r y i n the American College T h e atre Festival. Univer sity T h e a t r e a l s o p re s e nt s ' ' L uther" b y John Osborne March 10-12, 18-19, and " The Women" by Clare Booth April 29-30, May S-� . "Luther,." directed by Becvar, lS a dynamlc and pro b i n g s t u d y of M a r t i n Luther's struggle o f conscience and eve n t u a l b r e a k w it h t h e Church o f Rome . Becvar also d i r e c t s " T h e W o me n , " a b r i l l ia nt comedy recently revised by the author for its Broadway revival . It is an im­ mensely entertaining panorama o f o u r m o d e r n m e tr o p o l i t a n world f r o m the f e m i n i n e view point, Becvar noted. Alpha P s i O m e g a p r e s e n t s Jules Pfeiffer's "Little Murders" Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 4-5. A black c o m e d y , penetrating in its in­ cisive comment on present day values and standards, the produc­ tion is directed by senior Kevin McKeon. Roundin g out the season is the f o u r t h a nnu a l " E v e n i n g of Dance, " d Irected by Katherine B eckman . The program . slated for March 25-26, features modern dance and jazz works by gues ts, fac u l t y a n d s t u d e n t choreogra phers. For inform ation on spec i f i c v how s , contact the PLU Department of Com munication Arts.


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student Cindy McTee will be on t h e program of the opening con­

For Symphony Concerts The University S y m p h o n y O rchestra a t Pacific Lutheran University will present four con­ ce rts fea t u r i n g works of American and European masters and two FLU composers during the 1976-77 season. A l l t h e c o mplime nt a r y con · certs start at 8 : 15 p m in .

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orchestra i s conducted by Jerry Kracht, in his ninth year at PLU A premiere performance of a composition for stri n g orchestra and percussion by former P LU

cert Oct. 19. McTee has studied in Poland with K rzysztof P e n d er e c k i , one of the world' s le a d i n g c o n t e m p o r a r y c o m ­ posers. She now is a graduate music student at Yale University. Also on the program of the first c o n cert will be works by Haydn

and Brahms. During the second concert Nov . 30, PLU music p rofessors Ann Tremaine, violinist and Da vid Hoffman, c e l l i s t will be s o l o ­ o i s t s . M r s . T r e m a i n e , string coach of the orches tra . is c o n certmist ress of both the PL t: an d ­

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra s . W o r k s o f H an d e l R a v e l and Schumann will be o n t h e ,

progra m . Hoffm an has p l a y e d p rofes ­ s i o n a l l y w i t h s y m p ho n i e s i n Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinn a tI

and Ne w Ha ven Co n n w he re he w a s p ri n cipal c e l l i s t . H e h a s ap peared extensively a s a solo recitalist and chamber m us i c perform e r . B efore j oi n i n g the P LU facult , he taught at the Uni ­ versity of Montana and the State U niv ersity of New York . R i c b a rd Farner. pianist, will play Beethov e n ' s " Piano Con · certo N O. 3 in C MInor, Op. 37" during the M a rch 15 con c e r t . Fa!"Iler received first prize dur­ i n g p i a no com petition at a C ra nbr ook Institute festival this s li m m e r . He h a s s t u d i e d a t O berlin CoUege Conservatory of M u s i c where he a l s o t a u g h t befor� coming t o PL U . A premiere work by c om posi tion professor David Robbins w il l a l s o b e o n t h e program. Robbins, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Uni­ v e r s i ty of M ic higan , was the ,

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founder of t h e C o n t e m p o r a r y Directio ns E nsemble at PLU The program will also feature B a c h ' s " Branden berg Concerto No. 1 in F. p B a rb a r a P o u l s h o c k , a new music professor at PLU , will be the soprano soloist d u r i ng the May 3 c o n c e r t , p e rfor m i n g excerpts from "The Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. She has been

a soloist with sy mphonies around the sta t e , i n H a w a i i and California and has appeared on radio and television. She has been a guest performer at the Cornis h School of Allied Arts in Seattle. Mrs. Poul shock is progra m chairman of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. The program of the final concert will include Strauss' "Der Rosenka valier" su ite .

Six Christmas Concerts To Be Presented O ne of t h e highlights o f the PLU fine arts season is the annual Christmas Festival Concert He ld in early December, the concert bas become a traditional beginning of the Christmas season for thousands of PLU friends and alumni in the Puge t Sound a rea. The con certs spotlight more than 250 PLU students in choi rs a nd i n strumental groups under the d i rec t i o n of D r . M a u r i c e S k o n e s , E d w a rd H a rmic and Richard Nace . I n ad dition to campus perfo r m a n c e s t h e C h r i s t m a s Festival Concert will be offered 10 Seattle for the fourth year (Dec. 5, Opera House ) and Portland for the third year ( Dec . 4. Civic Au­ ditoriu m ) , 8 p . m . in both cities. All campus concerts will b e held i n E astvold Auditorium at 8 : 15 p.m. Only ge n era l admission i s av­ ailabl e ; t here is n o r e s e r v e d .

P o l i s h N a tio n a l R ad i o Orchestra's Bohdan Wodiczko

Danzas Venezuela

The Goldovsky Grand Opera

Artist Series Spotlights Top Attractions Three major m us i c a l p r o d u c t i o n s a n d a o n e -m a n perfo r m a nce b y an A c a d e m y Award -winning actor are being b rou gh t to the Tacoma communi­ t y t h i s s e a s o n by the Pacific Luthe r a n U n i v e rs i t y A r t i s t Series. A new Engl i s h v e r s i o n o f P u ccini ' s " Madame Butterfly" p re s e n t e d b y t he G o l d o v s k y Grand Opera Theatre opens the season Friday. Oct. 8. followed by t h e i n te r n a ti o n a l l y fa m o a s Polish National Radio Orchestra Thursda y. Nov. 18. Jose Ferrer, one of the world's most versatile and gifted actors . appe a rs on the PLU stage Sun· day, Jan . 23. T he final prog ram in tbe senes on March 7 spoth gh ts Danzas Venezuela, a musical and choreographic fea tiva l fea tur 4 2 s i n g e rs , d a n c e r s a n d musicians .

Theatre h a s become nationally known as the tra in in g ground for s t a r s of t h e f u t u r e . 1 t w a s

o r g a n i z ed i n 1 946 w i t h s u c h singers a s Phyllis Curt i n , Paul Frank e and Sherrill Milnes, no w with the M e t r o p o l i t a n O p e r a Company. The " M a d a m e B u t t e r f l y " t ra v e l i n g p r odUction, made pos s i b l e b y a p r oj e c t i o n appara tus p ioneered by the com­ pany, features a company of 50 , including orchestra, and has been des cr i bed by the Boston Herald as "a new breath of life in the operatic world. " T h e P o l i s h N a t I O n a l Radio O r c he stra u n d e r the baton of B o h d a n Wodiczko. brings 1 00 musicians on i t s second Nort h A m erican tour . The orchestra first performed in this country in the fall of 1974. Tb e p r o gr a m i n c l u d e s t w o pia no concertos which feature p i anist Piotr Paleczn y , a l o n g with major works b y Polish com­ posers . Shakespeare Without Tears " is t h e t h e m e o f t h e p r o g r a m presented by Ferrer. One of the ,

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Jose Ferrer country's top-ranked actors since his Oscar- winning portrayal of Cy rano de B ergerac on screen in 1950 , he is the only person ever honored by New Y ork D ra m a Critics a s best actor, best director and best prod ucer. The honors were accorded him in 1952 for his production of " The S h rike T h e r e p e r to i r e o f D a n z a s Venezuela i s ba sed on t h e rich resources of the Sou th American country's folklore . I n d i a n folk a n d c e r e m o n i a l d a n c e s a re presented in t h e form of s hort one-act ba l lets . Now on its third U.S. tour, the company has also toured Europe and the Soviet Union. The company's star and a rtis­ tic director is Yolanda Moreno . Dedicating herseJf to arranging , i nte rp r et in g and pe rfor mi n g her . . .

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Distinguished Alumni Elect ' 76 Alum is New Boar Mrs . E . Hensel Members

Elizabeth ( Reuter) Hensel 'SO, a long-time school teacher n�w liVlOg at Ida Culver House 1 0 Seattle, has been selected as 1976 Distinguished Al umnus by the PLU Alumni Association. Mrs . Hensel , 75, will be honored at the annual PLU Alumni Ban­ quet Saturday. Nov. 13, at 6 p . m . i n the P L U University Center. The Distinguished Alumnus for '76 has devoted well over half a c e n t u r y to t h e t e a c h i n g � f c h i l d r e n and young people 10 public schools, parochial schools a nd colle ges. She had alrea�y taught in Lutheran s chools i n Wisconsin f o r s o m e 3 0 y e a r s before s h e recei v e d h e r P L U d e g r e e . H e r firs t degree was earned at Martin Luther College in New UIm, Minn . , in 918. She also taught in Longview Public Schools for 18 years, spent t w o y e a r s as h e a d w o m e n ' s counselor at Pacific University in Forest G r o v e , O re . , t a u g h t German during several Reed Col­ lege ( Portland Ore : ) sum m e r sessions , and was a kmdergarten teacher at P i l g r i m L u t h e r B: n Church in Beaverton, Ore . , for SlX years before finally retiring earli­ er this year. , Mrs . Hensel was the kind o f teacher who is becom ing rare today - a teacher willing to teach m o r a l v a l u e s and dis cipline, which she called "firmness with love . " According t o Elois ( Nelson ) Isaacson '57, who nominated Mrs. Hensel, she will be remembere.d by her school children and thelr parents as the teacher who truly prepared them for school and �ife an d w h o g a v e t h e m t h e 1 0 valuable gift of " love o f learning. " . R o n Colt o m , P L U alumm director ovserved " Mrs. Hens�l h a s n o t a c hi e v e d t h e p u bl I c prominence o f some of. our other nominees . In fact, had It not been for contact by one of her grateful devotee s , we may. never h ave he a r d of h e r q U l e t a c c o .m ­ p l i s h m en ts . B u t he selectlOn com mittee felt that she t.r l! l y exemplifies the type �f tr.amm g a nd th type of ded l c a t I o n to w h i c h o u r unive rsity is com­ mitted. We are confident that she i s repre sentative of hundreds , p e r h a p s t h o u s ands, of PLU alumns who serve for a lifetime w i t h o u t e x p e c tation o� .gre�t earthly reward or recogmtIon : A nat i v e o f L i c h t e n s t e l n , Germany she is the daughter of the late �omposer Fritz Reuter. H e r husband , the Rev. O . E . Hensel, passed away in 1954. She had two children.

Four new m e m be rs w e r e elected this summer to se�e. .on the PLU A l u m n i A s s o c l a t l O n board o f directors for the next four years. They are Kenneth J. Edmonds '64 of Puyall u p ; K e n " S ki p " H a rtvigson J r . ' 6 5 of Sea ttle ; Carol ( Bottemiller) Geldaker '57 of W e s t L i n n , O re . ; a � d � r . Ronald A . Miller '65 of WhitefIsh, Mont. . A teacher at Puyallup JUDlor High School, Edmonds coaches wrestling, track and foot�all . . He is a member of MountaIn Vle� L u t h e r a n C u r c h w h e re h e l� secretary of the church councIl and a Sunday School coordinator. Edmonds received a bachelor of arts degree in ed ucation from PLU in 1966. He and his wife have two children. . A life insurance underWrIter, Hartvig son was n a med t h e S e a t t l e P a r k D e p a r t m e nt ' s basketball coach of the year. A m e m b e r of t h e B allard First Lutheran Church, he serve � on a c o m m u n i t y c e n te r a d v l s o r y council. H e i s married and the father of two. Currently attending Lewis and Clark College, Mrs . Geldaker is active in Girl Scouts an d development of bikeways . .She serves on the West Llnn comprehensive review committee and is a member of West Linn Lutheran Church. In addition, M r s . G e l d a k e r serves a s a playground aide and substitute teacher. S h e a n d h e r h u s b a n d have three children. A family physician, Dr. Miller i s a 1 969 g r ad u a t e o f t h e U ni v e r s it y o f W a s h i n gton Medical School. H e has been a c l i n i c a l in s t r u c t o r in fa � i l y practice at the U o f W and l S a member of a medical honorary fraternity . . D r . M i l l e r is e d u c a tlOn c h a ir m a n of the M o ntan a Academy of Family Physicians and is active in Christ Luther�n C h u r c h i n W h i t e fi s h . H e lS married and the father o f three children. Two PLU alums also have been appointed to serve as members­ at-large for one year. They are Dr. Dale Benson '63 of P o rt l a n d a n d M a r d e l l L . ( Soiland) Olson '59 of La Mesa, Calif. . D r . B e n s o n re ceived hls doctorate from the University of Maine in 1970. For the past three years, he has been an investment officer in the Investment Counseling Department of the U.S. National B ank in Por.tland. Formerly he was an asslstant p r o fe s s o r o f h i s to r y at

Alumni, Choir European Trip Is Planned Kenneth Edmonds

Carol Geldaker

Skip Hartvigson

Dr. Ronald Miller

inal arrangements are being m a d e for a l u.ms, parents and friends of PLU to tour Europe in 1977 and be In most of tbe cities where the Choir of the West is p e r for m i n g . Plans bave been made to depart for Frankfurt, Germany on May 24 and retarn from Oslo, Norway on Ju.ne 23. Cost for the airfare will be only $438'* ( plus $16 aIrport taxes) . A package price for local European trans p o r t a t i o n , h o u s i n g , a n d most meals i s being negotiated with options availabl e . Prices and specifics will be available within a few weeks. S p a c e i s l im i ted 8 0 reservations will be m a d e u po n r e c e i p t of a $ 5 0 deposit, a t the Alumni Office. * Ca n a dia n $

Alumnus Of The Year To Be Honored Mardell Olson

S o u t h w e s t e r n U n i v e r s it y i n Memphis, Tenn. A member of st. Luke ' s Lutheran Church in Portland , he is married and has four daughters . . . Mrs . Olson, an o r g a n l s t , l S t re a s u r e r o f S h e p herd o f the Valley Lutheran Churc� in Spri� g Valley, Calif. Sh� al.so lS orgam� t for the First ChrIstIan Church 10 C hula Vista , Calif. , and accompanist for the Valley Music Junior Theater. Active in the PT A a n d A A U W , M r s . O.l s o n i s married and has two chIldren.

Oslo Alumni Chapter Meets The O s l o , N o r w a y A l u m n i Chapter m et Friday, June 9, �t the American Lutheran Church 10 Oslo. Elisabeth Naess and Gro Styrmo served as hostesses for the event. The Rev . and Mrs . Milt o n . Nesvig, assistant to the president and his wife, brought a report of activities at PLU. Others present were Deryl and Livelen Nielsen, Edel Amundsen, M a rit H a u ge n , Mr. and Mrs . A a ge Naess, B orghild Myhre, Mari Baalsrud, the Rev. James R . L o n g , a n d M r . and Mrs. Nielsen from Salem, O re . , parents of Deryl.

Charles Fallstrom ' 4 1 , 1976-77 president of the National Associa­ t i o n of S e condary School principals , w ill be honored as PLU Alumnus of the Year at the Alumni Homecoming Banquet Saturday, Nov. 13. . . Fallstrom is the prmclpal o f I s saquah (Wash. ) High SchoC!l, one of the largest high schools 10 the state. Prior to his election to the pres­ i d e n c y of N A S S P , F a l l s t r.o m served for six years o n the natlOn­ a l b o a r d of d i r e c t o r s of t h e organization a n d h a s been the executive secretary of the N ASSP Washington state c h a p t e r for many years. . As president, and prevlOusly as p r e s i d e n t - e l e c t , the Issaquah educator has appe ared before principals' conventions through­ out the country. Two Heritage Awards will also be pre sente� at the . b a n q u e t . Recipients wlll be Otis Gran�e, retired principal of Hunt JUDlor High School in Tacoma, and Mrs . Agnes Stuen, former teacher and wife of the late Ole Stuen, long­ time PLU librarian and teache!. Grande has been a leader 10 national Lutheran organizations for many years, is a past . p�es­ ident of the Tacoma AssoclatlOn of School Administrators, and served as the president of the P L U A l u m n i A s s o ci a t i o n i n 1939-40.

Mrs . Stuen has been closely associated with PLU for a ha.lf century. Stuen Hall on campus lS n a m e d in h o n o r o f h e r l a t e h u s b a n d a n d a l l four o f h e r children are P L U alu m s .


Not A Bad Pla ce To Visit Ronald C. Coltom Alumni Director I am constantly pleased to hear the comments of alums as they return to the campus for the first time in several years. Things s u c h a s " M y , t hi n g s have changed. I hardly recognize any­ thing. " " Remember when we had just a few buildings and nothing e l e w a s there ? " " What happened to Clover Creek ? " or "The ivy that we used to clim b is still there on Old Main ! " What memories and nostalgia there are connected to returning to t h e place that occupied a portion of �ach al u m ' s life . Some happy tImes and some heartbreaks that are now all a part of what is today a PLU alum. We encourage all a l u m s to return frequently either on their own just to look around or we can give you a tour if you desire. Or, as part of an organized activity s u c h a s A l u mn i C o l l e g e or Homecoming. Alumni College in e a rly A u g u s t attracted many a l u m s wh o h a d n o t b e e n o n campus for several years or at least had not stayed in a dorm. What an experience for them to now return with their fa milies . Homecoming this year promises to be truly exciting as those who have played football over the past fifty y e a r s a n d t h o s e of t h e reunion classes and others gather to renew old ties. Someone said to me recently that I really have a n e a t j o b traveling around and visiting all of my oid friends. Yes, I enjoy it but I feel that my job is to make this same type of opportunity av­ ailable to as many other alums as p o s s i b l e . We fre q u e n t l y h av e groups getti n g together i n the n a m e of P L U . J u s t t h i s p a s t summer a group of women who had been close friends 20 years ago reunited for 24 hours to relive those memorable years of their l i v e s . A l s o , s e v e r a l of t h e b a s k e t b a l l p l a y e r s from t h e f a b l e d , f a b u l o u s ' 5 0 ' s of basketball a t PLU got together upon the return of one of their teammates who had graduated 17 years ago and has been living on the E a s t Coast a n d h a d n o t r e turned t') the cam pus since then. These are only two of many

A s so ciation is on the verge of s ucces f u l l y c o m p l e t i n g a n energetic fund drive called New

such occurences that if you let us know we will help you organize. We have most a ddres s e s , can arrange for ca mpus tours, hOll ing on campus if the time of year is right, etc . A retired fac ult y membe old m e recently that he would be happy to serve as a host for returning alumni, wbi h I ' m sure i s the feeling of many, many p e o p l e w h o a r e s t i l l on the campus or in the area. So why not s to p by for whatever the occa­ sion. We would be happy to see you . P LU ' s not a bad place to visit.

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New Tim es B y Dr. Marvin Fredric kson Preside nt, Alumni Associa tion On September 10 I formally accepted the gavel that symbolizes the presidency of the PLU Alum n i Association from LeRoy Spitzer. I would here like to thank him for a j ob very well done on behalf of myself and for the rest of you that make up the A s s o c i a t i o n . It is w i t h s o m e apprehensi on that I accept this position that has been filled w ith such exceptionally capable peo­ ple as L e Roy, Wayne Saverud, Christy Ulleland, Ron Lerch and others in the recent past. PLU and the Alumni Associa­ t io n find t h e m s e l v e s in good times. Dr. Rieke has provided r e f r e s h i n g and e n t h u s i a s t i c leadership that has unified the whole PLU family. Enrollmen t is at an all time high. Academic rec­ ognition i s growing. Alums by their lives and accomplish ments in many areas are proving the worth of PLU. And the Alumni

Alumnitems - Alumni window stickers av­ ailable from the Alumni Office. - See you a t Homecoming November 13. - Alumni activities are being organized i n C l u b & C h a p t e r areas. Plan to participate. - Plan now to take the tour of a l ifetime when the Choir tours Europe in late May. Prices will never be better. - Dale Be nson - P o r t l a n d ; Mardell Olson - La Mesa, Calif. ; J o h n E d l u nd - S a c r a m e n t o , Calif. ; Nathalie Hee - Honolulu, Ha waii ; Dennis Gudal - San G abriel, Calif. ; Harry Wicks Colorado Springs, Colo . ; and Al Dungan - Golden Valley, Minn. attended a Chapter Presiden t ' s Council Meeting o n Campus on August 6.

- 1976-77 Alumni Board Representatives t o the Univ. Board of Regents

Dorothy Meyer Schnaible '49

Theodore C. Carlstrom '55

Moscow, ID 83843

( 1 9m 1556 Webster St. Palo Alto, CA 94301

1111 East First

John McLaughlin '71 32631 39th Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98002

Le Roy E. Spitzer '52

L a w re n c e H a u g e ' 5 1

Route 5, Box 260 B remerton, WA 98310

Term Expires May 1980

( 1978 ) ESD # 167·Court House Wenatchee, WA 98801

Term Expires May 1978

Dr. Ronald Lerch '61

Hq. 92nd CSGIHC Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

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Gabrielsen '50

5611 W. Victoria Kennewick, WA 99336

Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 10th Ave. East Tacoma, WA 98445

Members-At-Large (I Yr. App.) Dr. Dale Benson '63 6416 S.W. Loop Dr.

Joanne Poencet Berton

Portland, OR 97221

2001 N . E . Landqver Drive

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Mardell Soiland Olson '59 3831 Polaris Drive La Mesa, CA 92041

Term Expires May 1977 D r . M a r v i n Fredrickson '64

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Vancouver, WA 98664 Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3358 Saddle Drive Hayward, CA 94541

Term Expires May 1979 Donald D. Gross '65

Portland, OR 97201

6925 S . E . 34th Mercer Island, WA 98040

Betty Riggers Keith '53 17022 35th N . E .

Dr. John Jacobson '60 440 South Miller

Seattle, W A 98155

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Luella Toso Johnson '51 7 Thornewood Drive Tacoma, WA 98498

Kenneth J. Edmonds '64 801 42nd Ave. N.W. Puyallup, W A 98371 Carol Bottemiller Geldak· er '57 18525 S. Trillium Way West Linn, OR 97068 K e n " S kip" Hartvigson, Jr. '65 658 N.W. 114th Place Seattle, WA 98177 Dr. Ronald A. Miller '65 211 Idaho Avenue Whitefish, MT 59937

Executive Secretary Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Pacific L u t he r a n U n i ­ versity Tacoma, WA 98447

Ex-Officio Student Repre- ­ sentative Ron Benton, President ASPLU

I a m delighted by the work done at the recent fall meeting of the Alumni Board. All mem bers were present over the weekend - m eeti ng and the various com­ mittees are bus il y engaged i n p l anning for the com ing ear. Areas of e mphasis are successful comp le tion of N e w D irections, continued revitalization of local clubs and chapter s , expanded Alumni College for next summer, a nd c l o s e r i n v o l v e m e n t with student programs and the Career Planning and Placement office at PLU. The A s sociation n e e d s y o u . Write me o r a n y o f t h e board members if you have comments, i d e a s , or complaints about the Alumni Association or PLU. We welcome your thoughts and even b e t t e r y e t we w e l c o m e y o u r active participation.

Fredrickson Heads ' 76-' 77 Alumni Board Dr. Marvin D . Fredrickson ' 64 of Portland will serve as pres­ ident of the PLU Alumni Association for 1976-77. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Fredrickson is a fellow i n · hematology at the University of ­ Oregon Medical School hospitals. He completed his internship at Boston City Hospital and was a resident in internal medicine. Dr. Fredrickson, a member of St. Luke ' s Lutheran Church in Portland, is married and has two children. Serving with Dr. Fredrickson will be vice president Eldon Kyllo '49 of Parkland and second vice president Dr. John D. Jacobson '60 of Wenatchee. A p r i n c i p a l a t P arkland Elementa ry S c h o o l , K y l l o r e t urned to P L U to receive a bachelor of arts in education in 1953. He holds a master in science degree from the University of Arizona. Kyllo formerly was a teacher a n d coach at Franklin-Pierce High School and administrator at W a s h i n g t o n H i g h S c h o o l in Tacoma. He is a charter member, past president and treasurer of the PLU Lute Club. Married and the father of four, he is a past trustee, deacon, vice president and president of Trinity Lutheran Church. Dr. Jacobson, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. M arried and the father of three sons, he is a m em ber of G r a c e L u t h e r a n C h u t c h in Wenatchee where he is in private practice as an anesthesiologist.

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DR. ARTH U R O . ARNALD has been named lIr sident of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Dr. Arnold holds d eg r e e s from Gustavus Adolphus Col ­ lege, Augustana The logical Se minary , N o r t h w e s t ern University and PLU. A for m e r c h a i r p e r s o n of t h e B o a r d f Publication s of LCA and dean of students a t LSTC, he has served as acting pres­ ident of LSTC for the past three months.

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M1M Gerha rd Haakenson ( a tteJlded)

( R uth Buli ' 26 ) celebrated thei r golden weddin g anni ersary w i th a p a r t y i n their home o n June 30 . Special guests attend in g t h e h a p p y ev e n t w e r e members of tbe wedding party, Stella Jacobs and ElmeT H aakenson.

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J . FORSBERG ( Lorraine Mrs. LE B. Thoren ) of Tacoma, Wash., is now

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d e vo t i n g s p a r e time to the i ntersting hobby of family tree climbing after 17 ye a rs of te achiTlg in Pierce and King County and Tacoma schools, raising a (smily of three daughters and one son and serving in several o ffi c e s i n P r es b y e r i a n w o m e n ' s organiza ions. She and her husband are members of T coma Geneological Society. She has m ade two trips to Europe to search out fa m i l y h i s t ory in N orw ay , S w e d e n , D e n m a t' k a n d G e r m a n y , v i s i t i n g chur hes , archi 'es, both state and national, and meeti n g r e l a t iv e s . Th ree ti mes a year since 1972 she has published a family newsletter which is mailed to the descendants of four young Norwegians who came to America one hundred years ago.

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M r s . S I D N E Y S L E TTO ( Elizabeth Friis ) has retired from teaching and is now enjoying a part-time job with Sears Roebuck & Co. They live in Chula Vista, Cal.if.

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B O B A N D N O R E E N ( S te n d a l '43) TOMM E RVI K are l.iving in Kent, Wash . , where Bob has coached football a t Kent Meridian High School for 31 years. He w a s h e ad tra ck coach for 26 y e a r s . Noreen i s also a teacher. They have three children, Terry and Marlene graduated from PL U and are both teachers. Son Bob graduated from WSU and University of Washington.

1946

Mrs . MARION ( Soltman) COCHRAN and husband are building a retirement home on Bain bridge Island, Wash . , after 23 years of living in San Francisco, Calif.

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E R L I N G H O L A N D w as n a med ry p ri nc i p al of North C i t y E le m e n t a 'chool, Seattle , Wash. H e will retire next year in June after 30 years with the same school distric t. Erling and his wife, Fern, reside in Bothel l, Wash. They have a son and daught er.

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E . DAVID K N U T S O N is l i v i n g in Amarillo, Tex . , where h is ownl: • of a new business, "Rouse of Music . " Be sells K A W A I p i a n o s and h a s a w h o l e s a l e nat IOn-wide distribution.

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Y V O N N E D E I T Z of Hayden Lake, Idaho received her masters in teaching from Whitworth College in Spokane in F e br u a ry 1974 She is now t e a c h i n g eighth and nineth grade language arts at Lakes Jr. High in Coeur d ' Alene, Idaho. S h e is c h a i r m a n o f L a k e J r . H i g h !Language Arts Department a n d i s serv­ ing on Language Arts Curriculum Com­ mittee for School District #271 in Coeur d ' Alene. She enjoys golfing and skiing and sings in tbe church choir and with a new chapter of Sweet Adelines in Coeur d' Alene .

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CAROL ( Buschke) THOMAS x'58 and husband, Elmer, are living in Medfie l d , Mass . , but hope t o make a move t o Rich­ l a n d , W a s h . , in the near future. They have three children, Ann Chariss born in 1 9 6 4 , F r e d S t u a r t born in 1 9 7 2 a n d William Charles born in 1975. Mrs . SHARON ( Ha ge n ) W O O D S i s t e a ch in g m u s i c i n grade on e through twelve in both vocal and instrumental field s .

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JIM HILL has been named principal of Ford Junior High S c h ool i n Taco m a , Wash. H e w a s formerly vice principal a t Keithley Junior High School in Parkland, Wash. M/M RICHARD LOND GREN ( Anita Hillesland '59 ) live in Tacoma, Wash. In July Anita met with Norman Carlson, director of Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . t o d i s c u s s I N ­ T E R AC T I O N/ T R A N SITION, an offender/ex-offender rehabilitation prog­ ram of which Anita is president. She was also a delegate to the LCA biennial con­ vention in Boston from July 21 to 28. Dick was elected to the LCA's Office for Com­ munication management committee at the LCA biennial convention in Boston at the same time. R/M M E R L E M E T C A L F ( J o a n F a r l e y ' 5 9 ) a r e l i v i n g i n N o rthfield, Minn. , where Merle has been named the Director of Asian Studies a t St. Olaf Col­ lege. He also teaches courses in Chinese language and culture. Joan is also on the faculty teaching in the Department of Education. M . R O Y S C H W A R Z , M . D . spent a week in May visiting with Polish medical educators in Warsaw and Cracow. Roy w a s part of a s i x - m e m b e r offi c i a l A m e r i c a n d e l e g a t i o n i n v i t e d to participate i n t h e f i r s t P o l i s h - U n i t e d S t a t e s M e d i c a l W e e k . The t r i p w a s patterned after the visit t o C h i n a a n d Russia b y medical delegations a n d was arranged by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the U . S . State Department. Roy is associate dean of the U n i v e r s ity o f W a s h i n g to n S c hool of Medicine and director of W A M I , the regional medical education program .

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Calif. , where Bob i s vice-president and g e n e r a l m a n a g e r of O N C F r e i g h t S y s t e m s w i t h h e a d q u a rt e r s i n S a n Francisco.

in E v e r e t t , W a s h . He r e c e i v e d h i s masters degree in education from West­ ern W a s h i n gton S ta te C o l lege and is t e a c h i n g in E v e r e t t . They h a v e t w o children, Katie, 4, and Ryan, s i x months.

CARTER FRENCH x'60 and wife live

ARDEN MAR SH ALL MUN SON received his master of education degree at the summer commence ment program of the University of Portl and, Portland, Ore. in Augu st. He is an lns tructor in the Portland Public School System. DR . R.W. STE DTFELD has joined the faculty Rt Wartburg CoUege in Waverly , I a . with the rank of associate professor . He is m a r r i e d a n d t h e y h a ve four d a u g h t er s . T h e y f o r m e r l y l i v e d i n Glasgow, Mont.

1961 JAMES SPARKS has been named to the 1976 Million Dollar Round Table, an honor given to life ins urance salesmen for outstanding achievemen t.

1963 JOANNE ( Lapp ) ANGLE and husband, Tom, are l ivin g in Springfiel d , V a . , where s h e is medical librarian for t h e n e w M o u n t V e r n o n H o s p i t a l in A l e x a n d r i a , V a . Tom is a s s i g ne d t o W shington, D . C. JIM OLSEN has written an illustrated anatomy book fol' special students called This Is Your Body . I t has a third-grade reading level but a mature appearance. New R e a d e r s P r e s s , a d i v i s i o n o f Laubach Literacy, published i t this year. A copy is in the Mortvedt Library at PLU. Jim teaches hearing-impaired students in Portland, Ore . , public schools. DR. JOHN STEVENS has joined three other M . D . s in Salem, Ore . He is married and they have two daughters. M/M LE ROY UPPENDAHL ( Joanne Chalk '63 ) are living in Tacoma, Wash . , where Joanne is involved in work with e x -offenders a s a corrections mental health therapist. This is a new program funded by LEAA. She is an employee of Comprehensive Mental H e a l t h of Tacoma but has her office i n Adult Prob­ ation & Parole where she provides in­ t e n s i v e i n d i v i d u a l therapy as well as psychological evaluation for conv i c t e d felons.

1964 MARK CARLSON, an art teacher for Maple Lane School in Centralia, Was h . , will be volunteer coach for the wrestling program at Faith Christian Academy, a s t at e - a pproved p r i v a t e s c h o o l n-e a r Centralia. R E V . L E SL I E F O S S for m e r l y o f H a r v e y , N . D . , is now serving in E mm a nuel Lutheran C h u r c h i n Bremerton, Wash. He will be in charge of the youth and education program. He and h i s w i f e , C o n n i e L y n n , h a ve three children, Cheryl Ann, 1 1 ; John David, 10, and Amy Joanna, 6.

1965 Mrs. HELEN NEILSON has accepted a p o s i t ion as academic supervisor for Faith C h r is t i a n A c a d e m y , a s t a t e ­ approved private school, near Centralill , Wash. GARY PETERSON, with his wife ar.:! two daughters, w i l l b e s p ending t h e 1976177 school year on a Fulbright teacher exchange in Ullapool, Scotland. Dr. LARRY STE VENS has accepted a position at the University of Guam as an e n t o m ol o g is t specializing in biological control. In March of this year he and his wife's family participated in a week's tour of Moscow and Leningrad. REV. PAUL R. SWANSON with his wife and three small children just moved from Anaconda, Mont . , to assume the pastorate of K i n g of K i n g s L u t h e r a n Church in Milwaukie, Ore.

1967 ANDREA ( Beck ) CAMPBELL, with her husband, Ben, and children, Mary Elizabeth , 4 % ; Carol Ann, 3 , and John C h a r l e s , 18 m o n t h s h a ve moved to Lampasas, Tex . , where Ben is pastor of A b u n d a n t L i f e F e l l o w s h i p , an i n­ terdeno m i nationa l c ha r i s m a t i c ministry. DOUGLAS E. LEELAND, M . D . has been awarded a graduate travel award for outsta nding achievement in internal medicine in the Mayor Graduate School. This a w a r d i s one of f i v e t h a t t h e Department o f Internal Medicine makes to those residents deemed outstanding by the com mittee on evaluation. JOH SHAN NO N , M . D . h a s opened private practice in general surgery in Walla Wall a , Wash. He did his internship and residency in general surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore. He is married and they have two children. John devotes most of his free time to flying , He has held a pilot's license for several years and has his own aircraft. M A J . M E R L I N C . SIMPSON, JR. MBA ' 6 7 , w a s recently transferred from Cambria AFS, Calif. to Europe. He is now s e r v i n g as c h i e f , C o m m u n i c a t i o n s ­ Electronics Operations Division, 601 Tac­ tical Control Group . K A R E N ( K o r s m o ) V I G E LAND graduated from Univer s i t y o f Oregon M e d ic a l Scp ool June 11. She is doing medicine internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore . , and in July 1977 will begin residency in dermatology at t h e U n i v e r s i t y of Oregon Medical School.

1968 M r s . G I N G E R (Movius ) HESS and her husband, Donald, are both med. techs and are living in Denver, Colo. Ginger is working in a hospital the I' and Donald has started dental school at the Universi­ ty of Colorado Medical Center in Denver. M I C H A E L R . L I T T L E h a s been named general manager of K-Mart dis­ count department store in Burley, Id. KRISTI ( Smith) WILLIAMS is teach­ i n g p s y c h i a t r ic n u r s i n g at T a c o m a General Hospital School o f Nursing.

1969 MICHAEL AMDAL is manager of the new Firestone Store in Kirkland, Wash. A f o r m e r a s sistant m anager at the Northgate store in Sea t t l e , W a s h . , h e joined Firestone in 1974. R E V . RANDY L. A B E R B E T H Y of Springfield, Ohio, has resigned his call as assistant pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterloo, I a . , to go to Wittenberg Uni­ versity in Springfield where he will be w o r k i n g t o w a r d a m a s ters in sacred music. He has been appointed graduate assistant, coordinator of touring music o r g a ni z a t i o n s a n d m a n a g e r of t h e Wittenberg choir. DR. KENNETH BAKKEN spent three m o n t h s i n A c c r a w h e r e he s t u d i e s Africa ' s wide-spread <;ickle cell disease a s p a r t o f the 4 t h-year preceptors hip program of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. Ken is serv­ i n g a one-year i n t e r n s h i p at W a l d o General Hospital, Seattle, Wash. O f his trip to Africa he said it was an exciting, e x h ilarating and eye-opening experience. R O B E RT G R A M A N N , M . D . h a s accepted appointment t o the staff a t the M ed ic al Surgical Clinic in Enumclaw, Wash. He came to Enumclaw from a r e s idency at C re i g h t o n Memorial St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha , N e b , B o b i s m arried and h e and h i s wife are the parents of three children.


DICK HSIEH and wife, Anne, have j ust move d to a new home in Norman , . Okla. He IS a program specialist of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma where he completed his P h . D . i n 1975 and has been with Oklahoma University since August 1975. G. LEE KLUTH has been ordained in the Lutheran ministry and has accepted po s ition as a s sociate pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church i n Seattle ' Wash. M I C H A E L A N D S U S A N ( Roes e r ) SATH E R have moved to Stockton, Calif., where Mike is employed with a CPA firm. They have two children, Deborah, 2, and David, nine months . C HA R L E S R . S MITH has been appointed a s vice-president of Citizens Bank of Oregon, in Eugene, Ore. HARRY L . WICKS has been elected p r e s i d e n t a n d d irector of the M a n­ agement Development Foundation, Ltd. The international organization, based in Colorado Springs, Colo . , is a key develop­ er of business education in data proces­ sing, finance, systems, upward mobility p r o g r a m s , school administration, and behavoral sciences for industry, banking and government institutions. In addition to his regular duties with the foundation, Harry a lso serves on a number of boards of d i r e c t o r s , i n c l u d i n g C o m p u t e r Personnel, Ltd. of Hong Kong. He is also listed in Who ' s Who in A m e rica , 1 976 edition.

1970

AGNE S ( Miller ) EXL V is living in Gig H arbor, Wash . She was married at enmsula Baptist Church in Gig Harbor in October 1 975 and continues to teach a t Weyerhaeu se r E l e me nt a ry S hool i n E atonville, Wash. Wll.. L IAM and CAMERON ( Griffi t h '74 ) HERB ERT are Uving in Portland , Ore. Bill received hIS masters in E du ca­ tion from Lewis & Clark College in Au­ gust 1975 and is teachil1g 6th grade n middle s hool in tbe Lynch School Dis­ trict in Portland, Ore. Ca meron finisbed two years of teaching music in inner-city el ementary schools and is home for a year to take care of th ir son , Jonathan Griffith, born June 26, 1976. STEVEN LATIMER an Ilis brother JE R R Y ' 74 are buUding hous s under tne name of Latimer Brolhers Construction Company in Lebanon , Ore . M . DAVID LEEE nd \\- ue KATE ( L a n ge rt ' 70 ) are l iv i n g I Q Hartford, Conn. , where David has been appointed :lirector of Stud nt Services at Trinity Coi1ege, in HartfOl'd He was fonnerly the '\ ssoc i a t e Dean fo r Student Se rvices . Kate is teaching kindergarten at Mercer 'lursery School . They have two children. Eric. 7 , and K iersten, 3.

1971 GARR ETT ALLMAN of ioux Center, la is m ucis instructor at Dardt Collcgeto �ioux Center lIe gave two piano recitals this past sum mer . one i n Spokane and o n e o Lynden, Wash He taught in the music ;!epartmen t at PLU part-time in 1973 and 1974 while a full-lime student in Educa­

tion .

G L E N A . A N D E R S O N oC La ce y , ...v a s h . , w o r k s f u r F e l l o w s h i p o f "{eco nc i l ia tion , a n a tional group that "yorks for �orld peace. SCOTT GRE E N has his fifth cont:-act -his summer with the Coeur d' Alene, Id. ';ummer Repertory Musical Theatre. As a member of the group, Scott performed and directed four musical productions. " ' Funny Girl , " " Brigadoo n , " "Sugar , " and "Kismet . " T O M GUMPRECHT, M . D . o f Coeur d ' A l e n e h a s c o m p l eted an i n t e r n a l medicine i n t e r n s h i p a t University o f

C a l i forni a - S a n Diego a n d began his residency with the U n i v e r s i t y o f Washington in July 1976. His first rota­ tion, however, was in Spokane, Wash. as the University of Washington medicine resident on h.ematology at Sacred Heart M e d i c a l Ce n ter . As of Sept. 1 he has returned to Seattle, Wash.

1972 CHE RYL B E R G E N w i l l b e teaching in Springer Elementary school, Los Altos School District this coming school year. She is engaged to Thomas Lee Koonsman and is planning to be married in Los Altos Nov. 20. Mrs. CAROL BIRKLAND, MA '72, and husband, Tom Waxland, are living in St. Paul, Minn . , where Carol is working with the Media Services of the ALC and lives near the seminary. Tom is an attorney.

1974 T H O M A S a nd K a thryn ( Fredstrom '74) B E CK are living in Ames, lao Tom is on internship at the University Lutheran Congregation in Ames. D E N N I S and N A N CY ( Girvan '75) ESTRADA are living in Lacey, Wash . , w here D e n n i s w i l l t e a c h sCience and coach basket b a l l at T i m b e r l i n e H i g h School. ROXAN E GIES E C K E is attendin g L u t h e r a n T h eo l o g i c a l S e m i n a r y at Get ysburg, Pa. for M.A.R. degree and is a deaconess student in the LCA. H E N R Y G UT I E R R E Z i s b s e b a l l coach in Toppenish, Wash. , High School. He i: also a migrant education teacher at the j unior h ·gh. His school day is spent wor k i n g with m i g r a n t fa l'm w o r ke r s ' c h i l d r e n w h o h a v e s e v e r e E n gl i s h language difficulties. KARIN KOAL, ( MAE '74) of Elma, Wash . , h a s announced she will be a c a n d i d a te for the state representative seat previously held by Edward Smith of Aberdeen , Wash. Karin has been a teach­ er in Elma schOOls for t h e p a s t n i n e years. CAPT. JAMES E . MILLER, JR. is an air operations officer with the aeronau­ tical rat ings of pilot and navigator. He h a s been t r a n s fe rred from M C Chord AFB, near Tacoma, Wash. to Scott AFB at Belleviile, I l l .

1975 LT. T H O M A S BROWN is a missile launch officer stationed at Little Rock master of AFB , Ark. He hru entered science program at t h e U nivel's it y of Arkansas . J AMES and KATHLE E N (Trondsen '75) FLADL A ND are Iiving .in Dubuque , la . where Jim is a m iddler a t Wartburg Seminary ANN M M E H L U M- r e c e i v e d a certifica te of scho l a s t ic achievement fTom the president of International Tele­ phone and Telegraph Corporation at a recent d i n n e r in t h e c o r p o r a t i o n ' s European headquarter!; in Brussels , Ann is ont:: of 6S graduate students from 32 countries studying abroad Lhis year on lTT I n ternational Fellowship Program g r a nts , S h e is s t u d y i n g i n ternational economics in Norway. PALMA R E ED is attending law school at Drake Um versily, Des Moines, Iowa • RALPH J, SABROE ( MAS '75 ) has been an AH-IG Cobra helico p t e r p i l o t s t a tioned at F t . Lewis , Wa sh. After a course for aviation safety officers in Ft. Rucker, Ala . , he will have a leave and will visit his mother and brother in New York and New Jersey, then home for a month in Miami before being assigned to Germany. He and his wife have three sons, Eric, 7 112, Danny, 6, and Andrew born at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash. on May 20.

1976 ROBERT ADELINE will teach at Col­ umbia Crest Elementary School in the E a tollville, Wash. School District. STEVEN BROWN will teach science a t C o l u m b i a C r e s t S c h o o l in t h e Eatonville, Wash. School District. D O U G L A S E L Y i s w o r k i n g at the G e ne r a l Motors A s s e m b l y P l a n t i n F r e m o n t , C a lif. H e lives in San Jose, Calif. BRYAN L. FALK is living in Auburn, W a s h . , a n d w o r k i n g at C e n t u r y Hardwood Company in Kent, Wash. LARRY GREEN has been added to the faculty at Rocky Mountain College, G r e a t F a l l s , M o n t . a nd he w i l l b e assistant football coach this year. DENNIS KYLLO has been accepted f o r g r a d u a t e s t u d i e s at A m e r i c a n Graduate School o f International Man­ agement, Glendale, Ariz. K U R T N O WA D N I C K is t e a c h i n g E n g l i s h a n d m ath i n t h e W a terville, Wash. School District. He is also coach­ ing football and track. TIMOTHY C. RYAN is employed by Electronic Data Systems of Dallas, Tex. as a sy,stems engineer. L I N D A S A A R E L A is the new field s e r v i c e s m a n a ger for the B e l l e v u e , Wash. office o f GMA research.

Mar iages

CHERYL STODDARD '73 and Samuel Gibson were married March 20 , 1 976 . They are now living in Centralia . Wash. Cheryl t aches third g ade in Rainier, W a sh . Sam works for Weyerhatm tlr C om pany in Chehalis. MICHAEL D . REITER '73 and JenniI­ er M. Gray of uyallup were married at M o u n t a in V i e w L u t he ra n Church i n Puyallup, Wash They had a s u m me r h o n e y m o o n to t h e S c a n d i n a n v i a n countries and are now residing in Ho­ quiam, Wash. LAUR E L E, ANDVIK ' 73 and David M. Backstrom of Shelton were married in Denny Park Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wa sil. They had a honeymoon I n the Hawaiian Islands and are making their home in Olympia, Wa sh. , where Laurel is a forest technician for Simpson Timber Company in Shelton, Wash. JUDY M . SW E T N A M '76 a nd ROB E RT P. ADELl '76 were married May 22, 1976, in the Little Church of the P rairie in Tacom a , Wash . They went to Victoria, B .C . for their honeymoon a.nd a re ! i Y i n g i n Ta co m a . Bob i s an e lementary school teacher a n d Judy will a tt e n d the U ni vers i t y of W a s hington graduate school of Iibrarianship. AROL ADAMS '76 and BRENT NOR­ QUIST '76 were married May 29, 1976, at P e a c e L u t h e r a n Chw c b , P u y a l l up , W a s h . They w i l l l i v e in Anchora g e , Alaska. JEFFREY R NEHER '76 and Bever­ ly Ann TaylGr were married J une S, 1976, i n R e s urrection L u t h e r a n Church, J uneau, Alaska Beverly Ann attended PLU last year. C H E R Y L G . H O B SON ' 75 a nd ALBERT B. BOSTROM ' 74 were married J u ne 12, 1976, in Port Angeles, Wash. They nOw live in Colfax, Wash . , where Cheryl teaches hi gh school E n glis h aDd drama. Blake IS a sophomore in the Col ­ l e g e o f V e te T i n ar y M e d i c i n e a t Washington State University . G W E N D O L Y N M . H J O R T ' 72 and Claude E. Crane of Sutherlin, Ore . , were married June 12 in Roseburg, Ore. They had a honeymoon in British Columbia

a n d are now l i v i n g in Ashland, Ore . , where Claude is a s enior in b u s i n e s s administration at Southern Oregon State College . Gwen is a first grade teacher. K E N N E T H R . W E S T B Y ' 7 2 and Sharolyn Jean Wolf or L e w i s to n , I d . , were m a rried J u n e 1 2 , 1 976 at G l a d Tidings Church, Vancouver, Wash. Ken is employed with the Boyd Coffee om­ pany in Portland, Ore. D A N A E . O T T E R H O L T ' 7 3 a nd Victoria L. Tucker of Ferndale, Wash . , w e r e m a rried June 1 3 , 1976. Both are s e n i o r s attending the Uni v e r s i t y o f Washington Dental School. They w i l l live in Richland, Wash. T O M B E L L E R U D ' 76 and Nancy Mayne of Kent, Wash. , w e re m a rried June 19, 1 976, in B ur i e n , Wash. Tom works for Puget Sound Freight Lines in Tacoma and they live in Sumner, Wash. TERESA G. LUND '76 and Steve Con· rad were married June 19, 1976. They are making t h e i r first h o m e in Tacom a , Wash. DONALD G . PETERSEN '71 and Col­ l e e n D . K i n g of Silverton, Ore . , were married June 19, 1976 in Eugene, Ore. They had a honeymoon at Black Butte Ranch and are living in Cottage Grove, Ore. where both are teachers. DA VID L. ANDERSON '76 and Karen J . W i c k o f G r e a t F a l l s , M o n t . , were married in O u r S a v i o r ' s L u t h e r a n Church there. They went to Glacier Na­ tional Park for a honeymoon and are now at home in Great Falls, Mont. J U D Y W H E E L E R '76 and R A Y HEACOX '76 were married June 20 , 1976, in Mountain Pal"k Church in Portland, Ore. They are living in Lake O swego, Ore.

STEVE N L. ASH ' 7 3 and Bobette V. T ay lo r were m arried i n G l o r i a D e i Lutheran Churd!. Steve will b e attending University of Washin on Dental S hoal {or his junior yea r and his wife wil1 be attending Seattle Pacific Coilege. D .E B RA S B ROG ' 7S and Michael B. Regele of Bellevue, Was h . , Were m arn d June 26, 1976, in Westminister bapel, Bellevue . A L V I NA HAU F ' 73 a n d HALVAR OLSTEAD ' 71 were married June 26, 1976 in Z ion Lutheran C h u rc h , Ferndale, Wash. Alvina is an elem ntary teacher a n d H a l v a r t e a c h e s m u s i c in t h e Ferndale schools . They will be Living Ul Maple Falls, Wash . JOAN B. BANGS UND ' 73 a nd Patrick O. Dawson of Kellogg, rd . , w re married Jul y 10, 1976 in Fait h Lutheran Chur h , Seaule, Wash. They will live in Kellogg. J A N E M, TOLL AC K ' 75 a nd To m Marshburn were married at University Luthera n Church in Palto A l t o , C a l i f They r e living in Stanford , Calif. , where Jane is continuing her graduate work in c hemistry at Stanford University Her husband has a rna ter degree in science [rom University of Californill . CYNTHIA L . M O EN '76 and KIM A. BISHOP '75 were married July 24, 1976, in the Pasco, Wash . , Lutheran Church of the Master They honeymooned on a tnp along the Oregon coast and are now at home in Shelby, Mont Cyntrua is a nurse and K i m is choral director for the Shelby School District . BONNIE ,J . B E N E D E TTO " 7 6 a nd ROLF TRAUTMANN '76 were married .July 31 , 1976 at St. M a r y Ma gdalene Parish in Everett, Wash. Bonnie plans to attend g raduate school in Montana next y ar and then will apply to dental school the f ol l o w i n g y e a r . R o l f w i l l be a graduate teaching assistant at the Uni­ v e r s i t y of M o n t a n a while a t t e n d i n g graduate school. CHRISTON C . SKINNE R ' 76 a n d D E B O RA H JANE ZYLSTRA '77 were m arried Aug. 7, 1976, in O a k H a rbor, Wash. They will live in Salem, Ore . , where Chris will attend Willamette Uni­ versity.

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Birt s MIM DAVI D B. JOHNSON '69 ( Patsy G . Davies ' 69 ) a daughter, Alexis, born Oct. 20, 1975. She joins sister, Kelsey, born in November 1973. They live i n Fair O a k s , C a lif. , David has formed a law partnership with Johnson and Pope, in Sacramento. M/M L A R R Y T A N G ' 6 9 ( N a n c y Lee'69) a son, Adam Lee, born Jan. 26, 1976. He joins a brother, Aaron Paul, 5, and s i s t e r , A m y Lee , 2. They live in argo, N . D . M / M D A R R E L K E L L E R ' 69 (Kathleen McCluskey ' 74 ) a daugh t e r , M e l i s a Anne, born Jan. 2 8 , 1976. She joins brothers Mark, 4 , and Gregory, 1 . hey liv on McNeil Island, Wash. where Darrel is assistant safety mana ger a t M c N e i l I s l and F e d e r a l P e n i tentiary. Kathleen i s busy planning a preschool on McNeil Island for fall. M/M JAMES GIRVAN ' 68 ( Georg i a Stirn '68 ) a son, Erik James, born Feb. 3, 1976. He joins sister, Jennifer, 2. They l i v e in T a c o m a , W a s h . , w h e r e J i m teaches chemistry at Curtis High School and coaches boys varsity baseball and girls varsity basketball. Georgia is a full­ ti me homemaker and is also actively in­ volved ID Lutheran Church Women, serv­ ing as co-chairperson for the Olympic i vision of the Pacific Northwest Synod. M/M BOB E R I CKSEN '67 ( Melissa Dahl '68) a son, Justin Peter, born Feb. 24 , 1976. He joins sister , Sasha, 3 112 . They live in Gig H arbor, Wash.

MIM THOMAS W. LOWE '63 ( Mary Jo Nelson ' 64 ) a son, Eric Thoma s , born April I, 1976. He is their first child. They rve in Camas, Wash. M/M O N LATHAM ( Claudia Luke '67 ) a daughter, Kristin Lynn, born April 13, 1 976 She is their first child. They live in Auburn, Was h . , where C l a u d i a h a s been teaching elementary school i n Kent for the past nine years. Her husband is an industrial engineer for Pacific Car and Foundry in Renton, Wash. MIM KEN FREDERICKS '65 ( Karen Mehus ' 68 ) a son, Brian Luther, born

April 2 1 , 1976. He joins a sister, Amy, age 7. They live i n Oak Harbor, Was h . , where Ken is a supply officer stationed at the NAS Whidbey Island. M/M STANLEY C . HALLER ( Mary Undlin '63 ) a daughter, Sarah Rachel, born April 22, 1976. She joins a brother, Jonathan, age 3 . They live i n Minneapolis, Minn. M/M TERRY F I N S E TH ' 72 a s o n , Travis Reed, born April 2 5 , 1976. They live i n Aurora, Colo. , where Terry is man­ ager of an auto parts store. They are planning a trip to Sweden to see Mr. and Mrs . Ake Palm in August. M/M L E NNY E . K I R K E B Y ' 6 1 a daughter, Konita Lee, born Apir1 26, 1976. She joins a brother, Karl Martin, 2 . They live in La Canada, Calif. M/M HAUGHEE ( Nancy Haughee '69 ) a d a u g h t e r , A m a n d a K a t h l e e n , born April 29, 1976. She joins brothers, Eric, 5, and Christopher, 2. They live in Puyallup, Wash . D I M R A L P H NAZARETH ( Linda Craker ' 6 8 ) a son, Aneal Nathaniel, born April 30, 1976. They live in Stony Brook, N.Y. MIM JOHN R. GARDNER '68 ( Helen Hardtke ' 69) a son, Justin Al e x a nd e r , b o r n M a y I , 1976. He joins a brother, Jarrod, 2 . They live i n Buckley, Wash . MlM LARRY ALLEN FAR R A R ' 65 a son, Gregory Allen, born May 8, 1976. They live in Sacramento, Calif. M/M G R E G O R Y H. N E L S E N ' 7 1 ( M a r i e A . J o h n s o n ' 7 2 ) a son, Jacob .James, born May 8, 1976. They reside in E d m o n d s , W a s h " w he re G reg is a n association executive for two state-wide a s s o c i a tions and is a com m unications consultant to private industry. MIM CHARLES W. BOND ( B etty M. Winters '65 ) a son, Darrin Franz-Oscar, born May 10, 1976. He joins a brother, Ch arles Wesley, I I I , 8 . T h e i r b a b y daughter born February 24, 1975 died on July 2, 1975. She was a " cr i b d e at h " victim ( SIDS ) . They live i n Kelso, Wash. DIM R O B E RT L . GROSS '61 ( Janice Anderson '65) a son, Jeremy Alexander, born May 19, 1976. He joins a brother, Tyler Adam , 5. They live in Bremerton, Wash.

MIM DAVID Q . CARLSON '72 ( Flavia Flaherty ' 72 ) a son, Trevin T e r r e n c e , bo r n M a y 2 6 , 1976. They live in Junction City, Ore. M/M B R I A N D A N I E L S '72 ( Cindy Wiberg x'72) twins, Jorene Alys and Kris­ ty Joy, born May 26, 1976. M/M DAVID G. RICE '68 a daughter, Carrie Marie, born May 29, 1976, in Seat­ tle, Wash. Carrie is the first child for the Rices. M/M T O M H O L M E S ' 7 1 ( P a u l a J o h n son ' 7 1 ) a daughter, Brooke Ann, born June 3 , 1 9 7 6 . They l i v e in M t . Vernon, Wash. M/M K E N M A L M I N ' 74 ( J udy Antonsen ' 7 1 ) a son, Audin, born June 6, 1976. They live in Olympia, Was h . , and just moved into·a new home on March 1 of this year. MIM LARRY L . HANSON ' 7 1 ( Lynda Slovick '72 ) a son, Jeffrey Scott, born June 1 7 , 1 975 . They live in Vancouver, Was h . , where Larry is manager of the S . W . District of Auto Club of Washington. Lynda finished her fourth year of teach­ ing in the Evergreen District and will be teaching again this fall. For the past year and a half they have been a liscensed foster home. Their foster daughter just graduated from high school and recently moved home with her mother. They hope to have another foster daughter in their home in the near future. RIM J O H N F I N STUEN '70 ( Kappy Parrish ' 70 ) a son, Andrew Scott, born J une 1 9 , 1976. He joins brother, Peter John, 2. John is completing his second year as pastor of Lake Chelan Lutheran Church. Kappy is a staff nurse and in­ s e r v i ce director at L ke Chelan Com­ munity Hospital. They live in C h e l a n , Wash. M/M L E M B I T R A T A S S E P P ' 7 4 ( Kathy Walgren '75) a daughter, Katrin Maria, born July 19, 1976. The live in S e a t t l e , W a s h . , w h e r e L e m b i t is a c l a s s if i c a t i o n c o u n s e l o r a t t h e N e w F i rl ands Correctional Center in North Seattle. DIM L E R OY W . G I L G E '67 ( R uth Onstad '68) a daughter, Rebecca Louise, born July 27, 1976. She is their first child. They live in Silverton, Ore.

Deaths Pastor JAMES BECKMAN, Aug . 9 , 1976. University Minister. ( See page 9. ) LEONARD BETTS '76 died July 28, 1976 i n a tragic accidental death while scuba diving with a friend off Whidbey Island. Len was less than three weeks away from graduation at the time of his death. He was m a rried in May t o t h e f o r m e r Rowena (Missy) Eckhart of Spokane, a former PLU student. ( See page 9 . ) HELGA A . TORVIK '24 Aug. 20 , 1976 in Seattle Wash. E RNEST S. HARMON '49 passed away Aug. 21, 1976 in Tacoma, Wash. after an extended i l l ness. He was a past vice­ president of the PLU "Q" Club. ( See page 9 .) JAMES DOUGHERTY , h us b a n d of Edith Dougherty, who worked in the PLU Food Services department during most of the 1960 ' s , died Sept. 24 at the age of65. Dougherty had been ill for nearly five years at the time of his death He is survived by his wife, daughter K a t h e r i n e of Oakland, Calif. , and son B r y a n , a U n i v e r s i t y of W a s h i n g t o n student.

' Lost' Alumni 'O� Lucille A . Schmieder ' 01 Harold H. Pedersen ' 0,1 Mrs. Ida 'org '07 Mrs. Blanche hcroft '08 Mrs. George H Fisher '08 Frank W Peterson 'UI Mrs. Moses O. Herber ' 10 Mrs. Henry E . Johnson ' 14 Randolph Saugstad ' IS Guy ,I. Bardon ' 17 Erling 0 Johnson '17 Wayne Suomela ' 1 Mrs. O. C. Nilsen '21 Mrs. O . M. Sorensen 23 Mrs. Homer Rose '24 Miss Inga Benson '24 Mrs. Jack Oleson '25 Bir er C. Nelson '28 Elmer Hauke '28 Mrs. Mabd Parks '29 Mrs. Jessie W, Meyer '30 David M. Chamberlain ' .30 Mrs. Roy Paulson '31 Mary E. Burke '31 Mrs. Wm. Tagg '32 Mrs. Eino Bay '32 Mrs. R. Kiesecker '32 John F. Redeen '33 MIM Floyd Knutzen '33 Clifford D Mes(ord '33 Clarabelle Roberts '33 Mrs. F. A. Robinson '34 Mrs. E. Erickson '35 Orlando C. Asper '3.5 Mrs. R. C. Brigham Karen P. Hvidding '35 Marian E. Jones '35 Mrs. Donald Morrow ' 35 Mrs. C. . Nybakke '35 Mrs. W. Oehlerich '35 Mrs. Stanley Paddock '35 Mrs. Horatio N . Ross '.'IS Mrs. Clara Schroeder

'36 Mrs. Mary C. Dod S" '36 Mrs. George Ford '36 Mrs. Clarence Haase '36 Mrs. John A. ,Jacobson '36 Harold C. Johansen '36 Mrs. Larson '36 Harold Oconner '37 Russell A. Frye '37 Jessie Hopkins '37 Barbara A. Kline '37 Mrs, W. B . Linington '37 Mrs. Clarence Niemi '37 Mrs. A . W. Paulsen, Jr. '37 Rev. George H. Rustad '37 Anne M, Thorlaksson '37 Paul Xavier '38 Mrs. Norman Anderson '38 Janice M. Patton '38 Mrs. Robert S' nders '39 George Alexander '39 George Alexander '39 Mr. Baard Lervick '39 Mrs. Paul E . Smith '39 Mrs. Betty Vickery '40 MIM Robert Hurlburt '40 Fales Martin '40 Mrs. Glenn Price '41 Mrs. Mary Ann Bass '41 Mrs. Carler Boggs '41 Mrs. Keith Brown '41 Mrs. Kenneth Dorman '41 Kermit Ekern '41 Rev. Iver C. Johnson ' 4 1 Mrs. Jane Oliver ' 4 1 Mrs. F. E . Rupley '41 Mrs. Paul Tufte '42 Mildred I. King '42 Mrs. Warren Ludeman '42 Mrs. Warren Ludeman '42 Mrs. Dwight Newell '42 Mrs. Helga M. Parent '42 Mrs. Patricia Pugh '43 Mrs. Pegge M . Arness '43 Mrs. Donald Hughes '43 Dorothy E . Peterson '43 Mrs. R ichardo Saldiva

'43 Rolv H. Schillios

'43 Mrs. E. F. Thompson '44 Eugene S. Anderson

'44 T CollM R. H. Clark '44 Lt. Col. Robert Clark '44 Jerro\ R. Enge '44 John M . Gaul '44 Mrs. W. C. G ullixson '44 Henry I. Hansen . 44 Lois K Morris '44 Lyle Nyland '44 Wm C. Petersen '44 Mrs. William G. Repp '44 Mrs. Marian Wagner '44 Seiichi Yamada '45 Evan J. V. Carlson '45 Peter N. Holm '45 Wilma C. Johnson '45 Dr. Albert H. McCay '45 Mrs. George W. Ramsey '45 Mrs. Lorraine Renken '45 Mrs. Albert E . Scott '46 Mrs. Allan D. Hansen '46 Clifford E. Hawkins '46 Mabel L. Jordan '46 Mr. Albert F. Kuhn '48 Knut Aass '48 Margaret Cushman '48 Mary A. Everson '48 Shirley Grayson '48 Margaret J. Johnson '48 MIM Keith B . Lile '48 Mrs. David Peterson '49 Mr. Clifford Boyce '49 Hjordis Hetle '49 Mrs. Robert Leroy '49 Mrs. Mary J. Mills '49 James A. R asberry '49 Mrs. Arthur Roessel '49 Mabei L. Runyan '49 Mrs. Gene H. Seaburg '49 Alice F. Stewart '49 Fred J. Sutter '4.9 Mrs. Hattie Walker 'Q9 Grace I. Walters 'SO Arne Albertson '50 Robert B. Arps '50 Mrs. Marjorie Bowman

Mrs. E. W. Cummings Robert E. Dahlberg John L Jaech Mrs. Della Jordan Walter Masters Carl E . Munsen Phyllis Nygaard Dale Pitner '50 Ellen E. Smith 'SO Leonard Staats 'SO Robert W. Tuttle 'SO Bonita M. Venneberg 'SO Mrs. Don A. Wahlstrom '50 Mrs. Ralph L. Young '51 Rev. G. W. Anderson '51 Doris E . Harvey '51 Richard C . Knapp '51 Mrs. E . Livingston '51 Maj. Walter H. Lucas ' 5 1 Mr>. H. T. Mann '51 Charles W. Martin '51 Burton W. Morris, Jr. ' 5 1 Helmer A . Paulson ' 5 I Richard C. Pollen ' 5 I Gordon J . Reid '51 Mr. John S. Rooney '51 Virginia L. Sakshaug '51 Doris J . Shaw '51 Mary Eliz Talbot '51 Lawrence Utigard '51 Mrs. Ralph Wakefield '52 Russell Baum gardner '52 Robert H. Belland '52 Stanley D. Erickson '52 Mrs. Jeane M. Fritz . 52 Eugene C. Hendrickson '52 Mrs. W m . A. Hueller '52 Mr. David R. Olson '52 Mrs. Robert Potter ,52 Jack Proud '52 Rev. John W. Rose '52 Alan L. Stoc;ldard '52 Walter J. Suder '52 James E . Williamson '53 Mrs. Gerald Anderson '53 Mrs. Shirley Charnell 'SO 'SO 'SO 'SO 'SO 'SO 'SO 'SO

'53 Mrs. Beatrice Coffey

'53 Mrs. D. Croonquist

'53 DIM Nicholas Glaser

' 53 Geraldine .Johnson

'53 Robert B . Johnson '53 David L. Kandal

'53 Mrs. Joan Markley '53 Miss Ivi Nukk

'53 Margarethe Phillips

'53 Mrs. M . Rolandelli

'53 Mrs. Elsie A . Simmons

'53 Anne E . Stray '54 Ronald H. Buchholz '54 Rev. Ernest E . Carlson '54 Lloyd R. Harvey '54 William L. Hash '54 Mr. William L. Hash '54 Harry T. Hobbs '54 Dr. Terry K . McLean '54 Mervin G. Nyberg '54 RIM J . V. Rydgren '54 Melvin A. Sundahl '54 Maj. Ianthe I . Swope '54 Lawrence G. Ubben '54 Mr. Melvin J. Wilkins

'54 Mrs. Julia Zvilius

'55 Anita F. Anderson

'55 Mrs. Arlene Breum

'55 Florence Christensen

'55 Mr. Richard Erdman '55 Rev. Alan C. Freed

'55 Avis E. Jensen

'55 Mrs. R. B. Kendall '55 Ivan M . Seppala

'55 Mrs. Hank Turik

'56 Mrs. George W. Andreas

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Mrs. John Fox Mrs. Kenley Gard Mr. Stanley Jacobson Mary F Rippy Mrs. Joan Stout Mrs. Robert Tollefson Mrs. Andrew Yurkanin Leroy O . Dan Mrs. Thomas C. Edwards Robert Engstrom·Hell Mrs. ROXI B Fines

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'57 Fred Hermez

'59 Arlene Dahle

'59 James Glaser

'57 Jirayr C. Kayaian

'59 David L. Hauge

'57 Jerome L. Larson

'59 Karen L. Knutzen

'57 Mrs. Robert E

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'57 Mrs. Arthur McCoy

'57 Mrs. A. J . Montemayer

'57 Jerine M . Paul

'57 Roy E , Paulsen, Jr. '57 W. Dennis Reuter '57 Mr. Richard N. Rorvig '58 Rev. T. M . Bondurant '58 1\1Ien L. Cudahy '58 Rev. Charles Donhowe '58 Roy Elliott 'SS Dr. Kevin A . Frenzel '58 Donald R. Kast 'SS Mrs. Betsy J. Kilmer '58 Mrs. Authur Wm. Klein 'SS Karl R . Knudsen 'SS Mr. Robert S. Lee 'SS Mrs. Linda J . Lynn '58 Mrs. Dan Mackey, Jr. 58 Dr.iMrs. John Moon '58 Mrs. Ralph W. Morgan '58 Mrs. Ronald Morse '58 Mrs. Gary A. Nelson '58 Dr. John A. Nilsen '58 Mr.lMrs. Donald L. Rohe '58 Lawrence T. Ross '58 James C. Ruff '58 Mrs. Edward Sanders '58 John Summers '58 Mrs. Richard Theleman '58 Miss Shirley Tranum '58 Mrs. Howard J. Oecke SS Ralph H. Vigil '59 Dr. Seth Anderson, Jr '59 Wallace M. Beasley '59 Mrs. James Carlile

'59 Wayne S. Johnston

'59 David Lee Laster

'59 Melvyn L. Lockwood

'59 Frank S. Lorbieski

'59 Mrs. Albert D . McCue

'59 Mrs. Jack Maltese

'59 Merle D. Martinson '59 Richard B. Maupin

'59 Robert W. Mortenson

'59 Mrs. Victor Mosqueira

'59 Charles T. Myklebust

'59 Kenneth Nelson

'59 Mrs. Dennis M . Okara

'59 Robert E . Olson

'59 Mrs. Myrtle Pease

'59 Frances Pedersen . 59 Marilyn Potter

'59 Mrs. Ellis H. Robinson

'S') Mrs. W. C. Sanders

'59 MIM ,James Sandholm

',9 Mrs. Charles D . Snyder '59 Mrs. Gene Soules

'59 Mrs. Sylvia Sprague

'59 Mrs. Chas G. Staples

'59 Mr. Kermit Sveen

'59 Daniel Triolo

'59 Mrs. Robert T. Walsh

'59 Robert E. Wheatley

'59 Mrs. Lynn Wulf

'59 Shew Kong Young

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Kathleen Almgren Mrs. Robert Ausherman Mrs. Martin N. BOOne Raymond R. Bos


Sports Lutes Drop Home Opener To . Loggers By Ji m Kittilsby The 50th anniversary model of the Big Gold Machine developed mechanical problems during its i na ugural showing, but after a few road tests, Pacific Lutheran' s pigskin propellent is expected to motor among the elite in t h e N o r t h w e s t C o nference football race. Opening with a non-counter 269 win over the Alumni, the Lutes bit the bullet in their collegiate inaugural, succumbing to Puget Sound 40-21 before an overflow crowd of 4400 at Franklin Pierce Stadium. Thin in numbers and experience on both the offensive and defensive lines, the Lutes must dig for depth, while at the same time polish the execution of the running game which has been a P L U t r a d e m a r k for m a n y autumns, D o u g G i ro d , a t h r e e - y e a r lette rman, all a s unders t u d y , made his debut at quarterback against the alu ms, Girod not only p rovided fie d leadership, but flipped two touchdown aerials, a 1 2 yarder to Prentis Johnson and a 31 yard heave to Al Bessette. D e fe n s e s e t up t w o of t h e : to u c h d o w ns and d irectly con­ tr' buted to the third . Pass in­ terceptions by Jim Christianson nd Steve Ridgway arid a 64 punt r e t u rn to p a y d i rt by Howard Kreps were key defensive efforts . The fabled Lute running game, held in check by the Alumni to 172 yards, found the restraints even tighter against UPS. PLU could m u s t e r only 127 yards on the gr o u n d . P u ge t S o u n d s c o r e d twice i n the first period and led 30-7 at the h a l f . O nl y F r o s t y We tering's halftime lecture in aggression kept the game from turning into a runaway. Bessette collected two touchdown passes from Girod, a 77 yard bomb and a 12 yard toss. Kreps, a sophomore cornerback, suffered a leg injury on a kick return and is out of action in­ definitely.

Cross Country Squad Seeks Title Repeat Lute cross country coach Jon Thieman has a lot in common with your everyday housebroken telev i s io n a d d i c t . He h a s no qualms about watching a re-run. Thieman, who directed PLU to a first-ever Nort h w e s t C o n ­ ference Cross Country champion­ ship in 1975, has the entire cast

Lute defenders assumed some unusual positions in bringing a Universi­ ty of Puget Sound ball carrier to earth in a 40-21 loss to the Loggers. PLU got back on track last weekend with a 48-6 victory over Central Washington State College.

back this fall for what he hopes w i l l be a m o s t p l e a s urea b l e repeat performance. Buried in regular season dual meet co mpetition against NWC fo e s , t h e L u t e s p l a c e d f o u r runners in the top fourteen at the loop laparound, winning the team title by seven points . PLU's four premiere harriers are back i n 1976 . ' Senior Gordon Bowman was third, senior Howard Morris fifth, junior Kevin Schafer tenth, and j u n i o r D a n C l a r k fourteent h . S e n i o r E ri k R o w b e r g , forty­ t h i r d i n t h e five mile test at Salem's Bush Pasture Park, i s another distance veteran. Sophomore Greg Pierson adds depth to the squad. Back for his final year of com­ petition is senior Dave Benson. Twelfth in the 1974 meet, Benson was ineligible last season. Not resting on their fall laurels , Bowman and Clark re-wrote the distance section of the PLU track and field record book last spring. Bowman carved time from the two, three, and six mile events as well as the steeplechase. <:;lark reduced the school standard in the 880 and mile.

6 Vets Spark Gals Net Team S i x e x p e r i e n c e d s p i ke - s e t ­ serve skillfuls will be in the lineup when PLU wome n ' s volleybal l action gets under way. Kathy Hemion greeted a turn­ out of 20 net hopefuls and was encouraged by the strong hitting in early practice sessions. Mauree n H a n n a n , D e b b i e Blevins, Teddy B reeze, Teddy Bottiger, Vicci White, and Becky Pritchard were courtside during PLU's 3-3 s howing at the 1976 N o r t h w e s t W o m e n ' s S p o r ts Association A tournament.

,Alum Picnics Highlight For Summer, Fall

Picnics seem to be the social event for the year - at least for PLU alums. Summer picnics in various West Coast cities took place last summer and tailgate picnics at PLU' s away football games are happening this fall. As many as 80 people attended the summer picnics held in Sac­ ramento, San Diego, Los Angeles a n d W e n a t c he e . B efore the Alumni football game o n Sept. 1 1 , alums gathered i n nearby Spana­ way Park for a picnic and to hear a talk by football coach Frosty Westering. The tailgate picnics, planned by the Alumni Office, will b e sponsored throughout the football season in the stadium parking lots of the hosting team. Families attending the picnics p r o v i d e their own food and ta ble service and t h e A l u m ni s u p p l i e s t h e coffee and punch. After lunch, the alums will arrange to sit together and cheer the Lutes to victory at the 1 : 30 game . S o f a r , two tailgate picnics have taken place with two more coming up. On Sept. 25 there was a picnic at Central Washington, and on Oct. 2 one took place at Lewis and Clark. Linfield on Oct. 16, and College of Idaho on Oct. 30 will be the sites for the future picnics .

Boot Fortunes Show Steady Improvement Caught in an unenviable they­ also-play situation in a soccer league which harbors both the NCAA Division II and NAIA na­ tional finalists of 1975, the Pacific

Lutheran boot troops grow steadi­ ly, if unspectacularly, in soccer stature. Da ve A s h e r , in h i s s e c o n d season a s soccer strategist, pro­ j ects continued i m p r o v e m e n t from his Lute kickers, who were 3-7-2 last season. PLU was 1 -6-1 in t h e p o w e rful N o r t h w e s t Col­ legiate Soccer Conference. A veteran of interna tional com­ petition, Asher is counting on team defense to lead the Lutes out of the won-loss wilderness. For however short duration, he got it in the season opening 0-0 deadlock with Fresno Pacific. Fullback John Knox and scor­ ing leader Randy Gardiner are a touted talent tandem.

Loverin Wears e Three Water Sport Hats Bob Loverin, three-time swim­ ming All-American at Pacific Lutheran, has been named pool manager, women's swim coach, and water polo coach at his alma mater. Loverin, a 1975 PLU graduate, replaces Gary Hafer , who a c c e p ted a teac hing-coa ching position at Curtis High Schoo l . Hafer directed the Lute women's swim team to a 13-1 dual meet season last year.

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Travel Fund Supported B y Lute Club One quick way to sound the death knell for an athletic program is to qualify an individual or team for national competition, then pull the travel plug, pleading poverty. N e w s t r a vels fa s t . Athletes c o n n e c t e d w i t h the affl i c t e d sport, a s well as participants in other sports activities, sour on the program. High school premium p rospects begin r e a c h i n g f<> r other college catalogs. The athletic budget at PL U can ' t cover the unforeseen na­ tional tournament pos sibilities that crop up suddenly in a well ­ rounded, quality program of 21 sports for men and women. It never could. Probably never will. Lute Club, Pacific Lutheran's athl etic booster organiz a t i o n , fills this void. Funding national tournament travel is the major thrust of Lute Club. Both men and women athletes are the beneficiaries. M e m be r s h i p i n L u t e C l u b begins at $25 annually. If you're bitten by the travel bug and are not on the Lute Club mailing list, call or write the PL U Athletic Department for a brochure.

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L te Tri-Captains For ' 76

Jon Horner

PLU baseball ' coaches trade • assignments

Schooled in the team approach ideology that two heads are better t h a n on e , P a c ific Luthera n ' s ma n -for-all-seasons c o a c h E d Anderson now lives u p to the crux of the cliche. He's wearing two heads. Anderson, a former catcher in the New York Yankee organiza­ tion, will add t he head baseball c ho r e s to his list of coaching duties which already includes the • head basketball position. An assistant on the diamond for the pa t two years, Anderson is a partner in a flip-flop of coaching as ignments with Jim Kittilsby, Lute ba 'e ball boss since 1971. The witch , i n i t i a t e d b y Ki ttilsby , puts the PLU sports in­ formation director and assistant athletic d irector in the assistant coach role, freeing him to pursue other promotional projects in the pring. PLU enjoyed its best baseball finish in ten years last seaso n t y i n g f o r t h i rd p l a c e i n th � Northwest Conference.

All ' 76 Lute PE Grads In Mentor Posts Grid geneticist Frosty Wester­ ing, desirous of perpetuating the species known a s Luteus s uccessfulus , has sent six 1976 G radul utes into t h e c o a c h i n g fiel d . Their mis sion : To inject aspiring p rep footballers with EMAL, PHD, Twelfth Man, and Big Five traits, qualities which Westering hopes will germinate when the chosen ones are trans­ planted on Lute soil. All six physical educat i o n graduates connected with last year's Lute football team, un­ d a u n t e d by t h e r o t s a - r u c k­ teachers-are - t e n - f0 r - a - b u c k ( formerly a dime a dozen ) scare, landed jobs. All-American defensive tackle Larry Green is defensive c oordinator at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, M o n t a n a , joining '75 grads Dud Lutton, the head coach, and Mark Clint o n . C r a i g Fouhy grabbed a plum, settling on the head coachin g position at Lake Roosevelt High School in Grand Coulee. Fouhy ' s forces were devastating in the opener, winning 57-0, prompting pundits to put up signs renaming the dam " Grand Fouhy. " Quarterback Craig Dahl is an assistant in Winona, Minn. , not f a r r e m o v e d f r o m his native Albert Lea . Chuck McKinny also returned to fa m iliar territory. The Klamath Falls end tied down the head football job at Bonanza, Ore. Guard Kurt Nowadnick, who is doing some scoutil!g for Wester�

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ing this year, is grid assistant and wrestling mentor at Waterville. Bob France, a defensive lineman as a Lute, is tackling a n assistant's position at Coupeville.

Radio, TV Feature PLU Events The b roadcasting booths will be filled to capacity at PLU home football games this fall with three outlets bringing the ga mes t o PLU fans. KCP Q-TV ( channel 1 3 ) w i l l telecast home games o n a delay basis at 9 p . m . Clay Huntington will do play-by-play ; Jim Kittilsby is the PLU color man. The football telecasts are one facet of a recently com mitted K C P Q - T V progr a m p a c k a g e which will feature PLU and UPS sports, academic a nd cultural events throughout the year. The package has been made possible in part by a generous grant from the ASARCO Foundation. K P L U - F M ( 88 . 5 m h z ) w i l l broadcast the home games live again this year with David Smock at the play-by-play microphone. The ca mpus s t a t i o n h a s a l s o sta rted its regular daily prog- ramming at 1 p . m . this year. Bud Blair will again broadcast all PLU foot ball g a m e s , h o m e and away, over KUPY radio, 1450 on your AM dial.

Punch Sought B y is aff ute Stickers A l w a y the perfect hos tess, women ' 'eld hockey coach Sara Offi cer never fails to er e treats to both team s following a game. But after taking inve ntory this fall, she's wondering if she has enough punch. Scoring punch may be the only facet of the game that looms as a q u e s t i o n m a r k fo r the L u t e stickers . Grad uat i o n c l a i m e d Dianne Quast, the most prolific scorer in school history and new point producers must surface. T h e r e a r e 34 w o o d w o r k e r candidates including 2 veterans and Officer expects defense and s ti c k handling to be the Lute strong points. The Lady Lutes, a notch below the .500 mark last year with a 1112-1 finish, will be led by front liner Julie G roh , w i n g e r K a y C a r v e y , center - forwa rd Pat Walker, and goalie Ann Steffen.

WCIC Champ' s Return Aids CC Cause With defending Women' s Con­ ference of Independent Colleges champion Carol Holden leading the Lute m a rat hon movement, four talented returnees plus a r e c r u i t from the track squad s w ee t e n t h e w o m e n ' s c r o s s country outlook for coach Carol Auping. Auping, who has upgraded the P L U s c h e d ul e to s i x m e e t s , expects overall team improve­ ment and figures The Lute pack will be bunched close together from start to finish. H olden, a Missoula, Mont . , senior, will be j oined by Kris Ringo, Mary Engstrom, and Beth Coughlin from last year's squad. Jill Miller, PLU mile record hold­ er in track, takes her first fling at the fall sport.

PLU Places 15th In NAIA All-Sports Pacific Lutheran registered a 15th pla c e f i n i s h i n N a t i o n a l A s s o c i ation of Intercollegiate At h l e t i c s a l l s p o r t s c o m ­ petition for 1975-76. In tea m point c o m p i l a t i o n , PLU accumulated 8 1 % points in swimming, track, and tennis to r a n k a s one o f the nation ' s leaders. More than 550 schools are affiliated with the NAIA .


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9-10 Opera Workshop, Ingram Hall, 8 : 15 p . m . Composer's Forum, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p . m . 11 11-13 19 -20 University Theatre : "Inherit the Wind , " Eastvold Aud . , 8. : 15 p . m . Homecoming Coronation, Olson Aud . , 7 p . m . 12 Homecoming Football, Whitworth at PLU, 1 : 30 p . m . 13

Faculty Recital, soprano Kathy Taylor, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p.m. Football, PLU at Lewis and Clark, 1 : 30 p . m . Audubon Film Series, Univ. Center, 7 : 30 p . m . Concert : Cellist Vicki King, Eastvold Aud . , 8 : 15 p . m .

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Concert : Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p . m . Artist Series : "Madame Butterfly," Goldovsky Grand Opera Theatre, Olson Aud . , 8 : 15 p . m .

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Dad's Day Football : Willamette at PLU, FP Stadium, 1 : 30 p . m . Psychic : G i l Eagles, Univ. Center, 7 : 30 p . m .

Faculty Recital : pianist Paul Edwards, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p . m . 10 High School-College Conference, Univ. Center, 1 p . m . 13 14- 1 7 Musical : "Music Man," E astvold Aud . , 8 : 15 p . m . IS - 16 High School Student Congress, University Center Footbal l : PLU at Linfield, 1 : 30 p . m . 16 Concert : Mu Phi Epsilon, Univ. Center, 1 p . m . 17 Concert ; University Symphony Orchestra, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p . m . 19 League Day 23

Concert : Jazz Ensemble, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p . m . Artist Series : Polish National Radio Orchestra, Olson Aud . , 8 : 15 p.m. Faculty Wives Yule Boutique, Olson Aud . , 10 a . m . all day. Faculty Recital : pianist Richard Farner, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p . m . Basketball, PLU at Northeast Nazarene Basketball : PLU at WSU-Richland Concert : University Symphony Orchestra, Eastvold Aud . , 8 : 15 p . m .

Football : Pacific at PLU, FP Stadium, 1 : 30 p . m . Children's Theatre : "Land o f the Dragons, " Eastvold A u d . , 2 p . m .

Audubon Film Series, Univ Center, 7 30 p.m 26 29 -30National Spurs Conference 30 Football : PLU at College of Idaho, 1 : 30 p . m .

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Concert : University Band, Eastvold Aud . , 8 : 15 p.m. Football : PLU at Whitman, 1 : 30 p . m . Vaudeville '76, Olson Aud., 2-5-8 p . m .

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Board of Regents Tacoma Mr. T.W. Anderson Mr. Gene Grant Mrs. Ruth Jeffries Mr. M . R . Knudson, chairman Dr. Richard Klein Mr. Richard Neils Dr. W.O. Rieke, president Seattle Rev. Dr. A . G . Fjellman Mr. Paul Hoglund Mr. Clayton Peterson Mr. Gerald Schimke Dr. M. Roy Schwarz Rev. Dr. Clarence Solberg Rev. Warren Strain Dr. Christy Ulleland ade Dr. George

Western Washington Rev. Charles Bomgren

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Christmas Festival Concert, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p. m . Basketball: St. Martins a t PLU, Olson Aud . , 7 : 30 p.m. Lucia Bride Festival, Eastvold Aud . , 8: 15 p . m .

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Pacific Lutheran University At A Glance I"ou adlng date - 189 Enrollment ew students Freshmen · 650 ( Ave. H . S . GPA - 3.36 ) Transfers - 325 ( Ave. Col. GPA - 3 . 00 ) Total enrollment Full-time - 2571 Part-time - 857 T tal 3428

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PLU professors know studenta on s f1n1 name basta. More than S6 pe r ce nt hold doctorates, and the y all teach l

Administrati on Costs ( 1976-n ) Tuition - 52,688 (32 ho rs at $84 per credit hour) Room and board - $1 ,300 Total - $3, 988 Student financial aid Total available - $2,500,000 Average award to qualified applicants (usually a com bination of gift, loan and employment) - $2,500 55% of the student body is receiving financial assistance

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Quality Academics .

A PLU student body president said rec e n t l y , " H i g h c a l i b e r students come to PLU because of its academic reputation and prog­ ram s, its location , a nd opportunities for spiritual and personal gr owth through close personal relationships with both faculty and other students , " The university seeks to maintain and build that reputa­ tion by electing an re aining fa­ culty members wi th professional competence , ut tandin g teac h­ ing ability and acceptance of he univ er si y p ri nc ip l e w h i c h decla res that P L U is "a com­ m un i t y of C h r ' s t i a n s c h ol a r s dedicated to a philos ophy of liber­ al education. " Students and faculty not only work together ; they relax togeth­ e r , worship together and often compete against one another in intramural athletics.

Student Achievement .

Marllee Fijalka, left, and Mike Armstrong, PLU class of '76, were among 40 students nationwide to receive Fulbright Scholarships for study in Germany this year, Ed Poon '76 received a $7,000 fellows hi p for graduate study in physics a t Col­ umbia University.

SeveraJ PLU students serve as legWative intern during �ch session of the Washlngton SCate Leg! lature. Among the lawmaker are Wayne Ehlers and Ron HannB, both of whom have taught at PLU . Hanna Is an ahunnus.

Cindy McTee '76 tudied in Poland for a year with world­ renowned Polish compo er Krzysztof Pendereckl.


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The fountain m al l in f r o n t of Mortvedt L ibrary is a favorite gathering plate for students. The library itself, rated among the top four small college li braries in the c ou nt r y , h o u s e s ove r 23 0,000 volumes as well as the latest in a ud i o - v i s ual and multi-media facilities.

Organized more t han 40 years a go, the popular M a yfes t Dancers help perpetuate PLU's p r o u d S c a n d inavian tradition while continuing to expand their repertoire to feature the cultures of many lands. The group is one of d oz e n s of ex t r a c u rricular organizations on campus.

PLU's upper campus quadrangle i s f l a n k e d b y E a s t v o l d A u­ ditorium ( music and communica­ tion arts ) , Xavier Hall ( social sci­ ences ) , Ramstad Hall ( natural science s ) , hi storic Harstad Hall (resid ences ) and the modern Uni­ versity Center.

Lower campus, with its residence halls and athletic facilities, is a popular place for scores of in­ formal campus activities.

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PLU is one of a relatively few i n s ti t ut i o n s do i ng s o m et hing about its environm e nt. A well­ p l a nn e d n a tura l envi ronm en t area on l ower campus south of the U n i v e r s i ty C e n t e r p r e s e rves na tive v e g e t a t i o n a n d offe r s c o v e r for a v a ri e t y of s m all wildlife forms. It is a valuable campus educational and recrea­ tiona] resource.

PLU' s growing academic reputa­ tion is attested to by the increas­ ing numbers of highly motivated student applicants, high honor s re eived by both PLU faculty and students, and more than 10, 000 well-qualified alumni serving in many professional fields in the U ni ted S tates and around the world.

A Special Issue This special issue of Scene was prepared during the u m m e r f o r t h e A d m i s s i o n s Office as a mailing to prospective students. It was greeted with such positive response that recommendations were made that all uni­ versity constituents be sent a copy. This publica tion is not one of our regular Scene series and does Dot include campus news as such. It has been filled with photograpb s to give a visual impression of PLU today. In this respect it may be of particular interest to persons who have no t visited the campus for several years.

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t PLU students are encouraged to broaden themselves intellectu­ a U y . cultu r a l l y . s o c i a l l y a n d s piri tually. The internationally­ acclaimed Choir of the West is one of many organizations on campus which offer such enrichment to both participants and spectators.


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Dr. William Foege, a 1957 P L U a l u m n u s w h o spearheaded a 100year world­ wide campaign to eradicate smallpox from the world.

F o u n d e d i n 1 8 9 0 b y Scandinavian Lutheran pioneers, FLU pro g r e s s e d t h r o u g h a e a d m y , j u n i o r c o l lege and normal s c h o o l p h a s e s before becom ing a four-year college of education in 1939 and a l i ber al arts college in 194 1 . It attained university status in 1960. T o d a y SS p e r c e n t of P I... U st udents s t i l l c o m e fro m Lutheran families. In addition, the c a m p u s is enri c h ed b y s tudents from many re ligi s, racial and cultural backgrounds repre enting most of the SO states and some 20 foreign countrie . From i ts humble beginnings, P I... U h a s b e c o m e a v i t a l Northwest center for continuing education, cultural activit i e s , recreation, entertainment and in­ tellectual a nd s p i ri t u a l resources. Along with a high qual­ ity, diversified educational prog­ ram, it continues to offer students a positive Christian emphasis as a f o u n d a t i o n fo r b u i l d i n g re sponsible c i t i z e n s h i p a n d a commitment to service.

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T h e gr a n de u r of t h e P a c ifi c Northwest encourages participa足 tion in many outdoor sports in足 cluding hiking, camping, climb足 ing, skiing, fishing, boating and s w i m m i n g . B o t h men's and women's intercollegiate skiing and swimming teams compete for PLU.

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The ground you're standing on is holy ground By Katherine Beckman M ar t h a G r a h a m is a great A m erican dancer, and placed with Stravinsky and Picasso in t er m s of h e r i m p o r t a n t con­ tributions to our culture. She has given us great dances, dances about the complex and paradoxical nature of our lives, intricate, dramatic, passionate dances . . . And yet, one of the m o s t i mp ortant things in her work is simplicity, not simple in terms of simple-minded or easy, but simple ( simplicity ) in terms o f c u t t i n g through to the

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In a movie entitled Dancer's W orld , M artha Graham talks

about simplicity. "It's the sim­ plicity of which the poet speaks," she says, "costing no less than , everytrJng. ' When I first began teaching at the University of Redlands in California, the speaker at the opening convocation centered his re marks around a text I have since come to love : "And God said to Moses, Stop your running. The ground you are standing on

is holy ground . " I used to urge m y h u s b a n d J i m to p r e ach sermons on this text - whenever h e was searching for idea s , I would volunteer : "And God said to Moses, stop your running. The ground you are standing on is holy ground. " And I smiled to my­ self to think that that old text, and that 'dea I have loved for well over ten years, should come back to help me articulate to you some of the precious lessons of my summer, and the last months of Jim's life. Simplicity. Quiet. Stopping our running and giv­ ing reverence to the place where we are and the people we are. For aU our reading and study­ ing and work. and for all the great insights we have during our lives, the essential truths about our life are s i mp le t ru t h s - a ncient truths ; which the Faith tells us every time we gather for worship. We can spend all our lives trying to understand those truths fully, but it is not wisdom that is hidden from us. "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clang­ ing cymbal . " "Love one another, even a s He. first loved us. " We are shaped by the people,

the ideas, the God that we love. I read somewhere that most great writers - and I suspect this holds true for artists and perhaps even people in general, - spend their entire lives writing about only one or two main themes. They may or may not realize that in the process of their work, but l o o k i n g b a ck , the recurring themes become apparent. I am quite sure this is true for pastors, who spend their lives tel-

ling and retelling the same story - and that retelling is not boring - it is a great and huge challenge - a great .task to call us each day to be renewed by that simple story of God's love for us. The essence of the story has to do with Grace and loving, and the call to ourselves, embody that grace and love. T w o p a s tors, classmates of Jim' s from s eminary, came to visit us this summer. One asked if Jim had any new theological in­ sights. Had any great theological truths been discovered since Jim


was suddenly facing eath square on ? Jim thought for a moment, and answered simply that there were no new insights, but it was as though his senses were open to he world in an intense way he had never experienced before . He was secure in the theologic­ al truths of his life - be'd spent long years reading and talking theology - and those insights are no hidden from us either. There was no need to frantically read and read to discover, now that he knew he was dying of cancer, what life is all about . No, we were reminded simply to live each of our days fully each day as a gift, because our l i v e s a re g i ft s . We have no guaran tee of a " normal " life­ span - none of us is born with a birthright to 70 years of life . Each day we need to be patient with our lives, indeed to take it a day at a time - not living for the moment - but truly In the moment, it is Indeed true that God will provide us with what we need for the trials of each day. There are moments in our lives - moments of deep sorrow, or deep joy, great serenity or beauty or outrage or insight, when time s t a n d s s t i l l - p a s t p r esent, future are all fused into one, and we have a taste for a moment what eternity might be like . We are immersed into the "juices of life" - and we feel great truth

breaking in on us . In the Greek view, there are two words for t i m e : C h r o no s a n d K a i r o s . Chronos - meaning time as we usually think of it, chronological t i m e , t i m e as an everflowing stream . Kairos time has to do with the qualities of meaning in a moment of time - a moment when we sense what our lives are all about, as though we stand for a m o ent with one foot in eternity - for etern it y , s o m e o ne h a s suggested, i s tbe essence o f time.

When y o u discover you are dying, life is suddenly filled with Kairos·time, when our loves are clear, when we are stripped of everything but ou rselves ; when we are known and understood for what we are, and miracle of mira­ cles, realize that we are loved anyway ; when we take time to f ully sense the textures of our lives. We f o u n d we have s i m p l e answers in the face o f s o many c o m p l e x q u e s t ions . When we could put away questions like "why . . . " and begin to sense that God is with us in our own private s u fferin g . Jim preached a lot about asking the right questions - not asking "Where is God ? " but "What i s God like ? " and we a r e told i n C h rist, God is in­ carnate, sharing our pain there wi us . As I was cleaning Jim' s office, I discovered a note card, a well-

used one, I think, because it had a coffee cup ring stain in the middle and the card said : ID prayer we are holdiDg up our profound est suffering and our deepeat IOllginga a n d hopes for the future next to the croSS ADd thereby clalmlng the same promise giveD to Jesus that out of death God wID bring ute. I p os t e d t h a t c a r d on m y bulletin board at bome so that each day I am re nded of that. E ac h d a y we are c alled to relearn those simple truths that we thought we had learned years ago. Martha Graham, that great dancer I spoke about a while ago, talks about being "reborn to the instant" - to see things in ou r lives, to dance, in fa ct , as though for the first time. Martin Luther has said some· thing like that too, that each day, w e n e e d t o r e m e m be r our baptism. There is a book called How CO U l d I N o t B e A m o n g You written b y a man who knew he was dying of leukemia. These are some of his words from that book : You ca n live a WetiDle In a day. You caD live a l i fe t i m e In a moment. e Is so brief. You most bare your heart and upect DothlDg in retur n . You must respond totally to nature.

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Oh people ! " you are dying ! ! Live while you can. " O u r l i v e s are complex and filled with important paradoxes - and we should not settle easily i n t o s i m p l e a n s w e r s to t he questions we ask . . . But nevertheless the faith helps us cut to the essential truths and to see life simply. To in fact, for s ome Kairos moments, to stop o u r r u n n i n g a n d to l i v e o n hallowed ground - knowing we are nothing but earthen vessels, and finally have nothing to give eacb other but our love , and no­ thing to take with us except the promi se that out of death God will bring life. M a y o u r l i v e s b e lives of Praise. Kathy BeckmaD is an assistant professor of physical education at P L '! . H � r husband, Jim, served as PLU Unlverslty minister until his death this past August.


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Its a small world By Robert L. Stivers Down at the Old Town dock on Com mencement B a y T a c o m a had a real Fourth of July celebra­ tion this year . Precision p arachute r s , plenty of people, zooming j ets, and the usual aerial fireworks ( made especially fine this year, it was rumored, with the "contribution" of additional rockets by a local entrepreneur following a police rai d ) . All in all it was quite a show. What I remember most was the aftermath. It was one of tho s e close t o perfect summer evenings Tacomans know and so deeply appreciate - cool, clear and still. With a stretch of my imagination, paradise was not too far away. Yet everywhere hung the stinking g u n p o w d e r h a z e of too m any firecracker s . Not even the c e l e b r a t e d " Tacoma a ro m a " could match it. I experienced the same smell ten years ago in the Navy off the coast of Vietnam. It hadn't been a celebration that day. The five-inch guns of my ship had just leveled seve r a l " V i e t C o n g structures " and reportedly killed a few people of non-Caucasian p a r e n t a g e a f fe c t i o n a t e l y referred to as "gooks." When the report of the death and destruc­ tion came through, we all shouted and slapped each other's backs. " Good j o b ! " " W e l l d o n e ! " " Thata way ! "

Afterward several shipmates insisted that we paint coolie hats on the side of the guns in the same place where sailors in World War II had recorded ships sunk and p l a ne s downe d . A feeling of desperation came over me as I listened to them. "Isn't there a difference between killing people and downing planes ? " "What has happened to us when we come to

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the point of celebrating death while claiming to preserve free­ dom ? " "What have we become through our participation in this rotten war ? " "Is there any center to this society of ours ? " The stench of gunpowder on a cool , clear s u m m e r e v e ni n g ; d e a t h a n d d e s t r u c ti on in the service of freedom - how apt s u c h t h o u ghts are i n the last month of the Bicentennial ! Two hundred years of nationhood : for all the hoopla and backslapping you would have thought it was pure summer evening. Why do we so easily pass over the smell of gunpowder ? Why has the stench of Vietnamese corpses so quickly passed from our consciousness ? Strange in the midst of material abundance and national celebra­ tion, how few want to admit that apathy and s piritual decay have become the dominant mood. All around there seems to be a " whis­ t l e in the d a r k " a s s u m p ti o n whitewashed w i t h offi c i a l rhetoric that America's summer evening will j ust go on and on and on. I don't want to be the " party p o o p e r " of t h e B i c e n te n ni a l ( Continued on Page 5)

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celebration. There i s a lot positive that can be said about the United States in 1976. But I guess I ' m j ust a bit sick of all the backslapping in both the nation and PLU. We are ignoring apathy and spiritual decay at great price. We have lit­ tle or no vision of the future. And o u r w h o r i n g a f t e r rn a t e r i a l a bu ndance and technical rationality is leading us ever clos­ er to tyranny and disaster. Perhaps my j udgments will be learer if I em ploy a few images. Some of you know the ride ' ' Small World " in Disneyland. It has to be the best ride in the park. It i s children , love , hope, music and dolls all rolled into one nearly perfect fantasy. Through it the cares of the world are reduced to their best common denominator. It really does seem like a small world after all. But after all of Disneyland, the gnawing doubts creep in. You wonder if you've been h a d . T h e p r o b l e m i s n ' t " Small World" exactly . I t is the realization that Disneyland h a s n o present and offers a vacuous fu t u r e c o n t r o l l e d b y g i a n t c o rpo r a t i o n s ; that for a ll i ts crowds , it has no c�mmunity ; and that, while titillating the senses with a mazingly good escapist fare, it turns you loose without money I hope or sustaining center in the service station , fast-food jungle of modern society. Disney is the m a s t e r p h i l o s opher of technological society, of the pure summer evening we assume will continue forever. We c o u l d s p e n d a frightful a m o u n t of t i m e d e s c r i b i n g technological society . Let us rath­ er call on theologian Paul Tillich who states well the underlying a s s u m p t i o n of t e c h n o l o g i c a l society. Everything is aoalyzable, every­ thing is manipulable. It involves a far-reaching dehumanization. . .of human life. Goalsetting takes the place of concern for being, the crea­ tion of tools replaces the contempla­ tion of intrinsic values. Everything is to be made subject to human reason ; but in the process, human beings themselves become objects. In bourgeois society, the myth of origin is broken, and all the ties to the origin-in the double sense of 'the past' and the 'depth dimension' are broken. These include cultural traditions, loyalties to family, na­ tion, place or social group, the sense of the transcendent-all are brought out in the pitiless light of rationali­ t y . The life-feeling of bourgeois society is that of a self-sufficient finitude, but eventually a sense of emptiness ensues. The SociaJJst Decision, 1933, as translated and paraphrased by FraokUn Sherman, The ChrIstian Century, Feb. 25, 1976, p. 169.

Tillich doesn't square exactly with Disney, of course. Technological society is far too complex to allow complete reduc­ tion to the ideology of Disneyland, to underlying assumptions, or to any simplistic description . B u t t here are dominant directions a n d d o m i n a nt forces a n d pluralism in this society, and it

technological society with a seri­ ous threat. Will this society b e able t o m e e t this threat ? The "whistle in the d ark , " official p hilosophers claim there is no problem. Science-ba s e d technology will come up with the solutions to all major problems . " " Don't worry, n o need to change direction. " "You are safely in the hands of competent managers . " My optimistic guess is that we have no better than a so-so chance of averting serious brea kd o w n along the path of technical salva­ tion. But I am even more con­ cerned with success than failure . If the technologists do succeed in averting crises , we will have to pay them their due in the ancient coin of political and economic power. Opting for their solutions p r o b a b l y means a society in­ creasingly dominated politically a n d i d e o l o g ica l l y by t h e in­ dividuals who are able to produce and manage modern technology . And given the voracious demands of technology, that would hardly seem a desirable prospect for the rest of us. P arentheti c a lly , anot h e r alternative would be to reverse or at least reduce 0 r exp nsive thrust. This would require i m­ m ediate a n d mam moth social change and may be far beyond our meager resources . The thrust for expansion may simply be too great. B.ut ultimately this is the only path which offers hope for arresting spiritual decay. The second problem with this state of affairs is that our "secu­ lar" ideology has narrowed our social vision, relegating ultimate q u e s t i o n s a n d n on - m a t e r i a l values to a separate , p r i v a t e sphere. This narrowing o f vision a nd separa t i n g of s o c i a l a n d private has led to a bewildering loss of identit y , v i t a l it y , a n d direction i n many persons and in non-technical sectors of society. It has sent many of us flying to the four quarters seeking succor in escapist religions and has caused a debilitating further separation between daily activity and what .

is to these that Disneyland and Tillich direct us. Relative to past ages we live in a society oriented to technical and economic e x p a n s i o n a n d g e n e r a l l y c h a racterized by a dynamic synthesis betw e e n a " s e c u l a r " world view and a material structure in which the s c i e n c e - ba s e d t e c h n o l o g i c a l process i s the most significant d e t e r m i n i n g f a c t o r . In other words, we live in a society where our primary values and ideas are biased heavily in favor of o u r dynamic and expansive material sector. T h i s s t a t e of affairs , while producing the cool summer even­ ing of material abundance, has its negative side as well. The prob­ lem with technological society is twofol d . First , t h e e x p a n s i v e material sector may well b e lead­ i n g u s i n t o s u b s t a n t i al environmental difficulties or, at very least, into a society in which political power is increasingly controlled by those few capable of m a n i p u l a t i n g m o d e .r n technology. This is a complex matter. The combined growths of populations , pollution, and material consump­ tion and the combined shortages of foo d , natural resources , and energy team u p t o present

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two. Let me again illustrate with an image, the common childhood experience of discovering there is no Santa. For me it was a cold, grey day when my best frien d Johnny triumphantly announced, "There ain't no Santa . " Because something went out of me. I didn't realize it then , but I had b e e n given a new definition o f reality . No longer would the world be p o p u l a t ed b y " no n - s e nsical" s pirit s . After all, Johnny was right. Even if we waited up all night we wouldn't "see ' ·' Santa. Reality became sense reality, all spirits became " nonsensical. " It can be objected, of course, that the science-ba s e d s e n s e ­ definition of reality assumed by Johnny and me isn't the o n l y p o s s i bi l it y . After all , few re s p e c t a b l e s c i e n t i s t s m a k e ultimate claims for their method. N e v e r t h el e s s , m o s t of u s d o define reality by sense experience and do rely heavily on empirical testing. And, as a by­ product, our dominant values and visions tend to be dictated by the empirical , the practical, and the provable . We may not like the im­ perialism of this way of thinking. We may still use "god-talk" in certain areas of our lives . But we cannot ignore or wish away this modern determiner of reality and t h e d o m i n a n t p o s i t i o n it has achieved . What has occurred socially is analogous to what happ en ed to e a c h o f us i n d i v i d u a l l y w i t h Santa. Over the past centuries a secular world view, heavily in­ fluenced by the e mpirical out­ look, technical values, and the material fruits of s cience and t e c h n o l o g y h a s r e p l a c e d the world view which p o p u l a t e d experience with Santa Clauses . Re a I t y h a s b e c o m e " t h i s worldly." The problem is not so much in this way of thinking per se. In many respects it is liberatin g . Rather the problem comes from the reduction of the infinite, God, and religion to the human, or, as Tillich puts it , to " self-sufficient finitude . " Now even this reduc­ tion might not have been so bad e x c e p t t h a t s el f - s u ff i c i e n t finitude tends so easily toward e m ptiness . And emptiness we have in abundance. Like it or not, t raditional religious stories no longer ring true while the secular vision of reality seems to kill the spirit by eliminating any ground for meaning. E mptiness, not material goods, is our most important produce. Something isn't quite right. When Santa dies in us, so does a small piece of our world. Disneyland has no present and a vacuous future. In this generation we have experienced Auschwitz, Hiroshima , a nd Vietna m . And l ately we have the specter of environ mental and population disasters resulting from the very " success" of the present system. ( Continued on Page 6)


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The smell of gunpowder is every­ where. And in the end, the pain of m eaninglessness brought on by the trashing of Santa a n d all ultimate assumptions is salved only with wasteful consumption. And that just isn't enough unless you are satisfied with a life of eat­ ing and excreting. The secular v e r s i o n of re a l i t y , h o w e v e r persuasive, i s empty, and waste­ ful consumption m a y w e l l be leading us to disaster. The word " a b s u r d " c o m e s from t h e Latin word ' surdus,' which means 'deaf. ' This genera­ t i o n shouts into the universe, "What do you mean ? " But it gets no answer, only silence. A loud and cle ar " noth ing" would be p referable . At least we would

'Technological society may be l e a ding us into sub­ s t a n t i a l env i r o n m ental difficulties or, at the very least, into a society in which poli tical power is increas­ ingly controlled by those few capable of manipulating modem technology' KNOW. But nothing-not h i n g , e m ptiness, and absurdity, like the man in Tolstoy's story who jumps into a well to avoid a fero­ cious, man-eating beast. As he descends, he sees a three-headed dragon at the bottom fully ready to devour him. Grabbing on to a root, he hangs on in desperation b e t w e e n the beast and the dragon. And then h e spies two mice, one white, one black, begin­ ning to gnaw on the root. 'Surdus,' what does it all mean when there " ain't" no Santa ? How do you get back home when you are down in a well-or up on a cross ? I don't want to overstate my case by attributing too much to a momentary deafness or faildre to smell gunpowder, but the religi-

ous situation of our time finds a neat analog in the Cross. Maybe the Cross is more meaningful to " man come of age" if it is seen in t e r m s of b o t h t h e s p i r it u a l emptiness of technological socie­ ty and the " senselessness" of " god-talk . " I am serious . There is considerable suffering because of this emptiness. It cannot be swept a si d e b y s i m p le nostru ms or senti mental calls to let J e s u s c o m e i n t o y o u r l if e . A s t h e Psalmist puts it : "How long, 0 Lord, how long ? Will you hide your face from me forever ? " B u t m a y be t h i s spiritual emptiness isn't the last word . J u s t a s t h e m o st a d v a nced religion of t h e t i m e conspired w i t h the most advanced gov­ ernment to put the son of God on t h e C ro s s , s o our advanced m a t e r i a l i s m and t e c h n i c a l rationality have led to the cross of absurdity and meaninglessness. But out of death comes new life. The Cross is judgment but also mercy and freedom. If we say "no" to this situation and opening ourselves to change, maybe God will liberate us from the sense of death. Then the quest ion becomes : Where are we to' begin? How are we to receive the Resurrection a ft e r t h e C r os s ? T h e Cross liberates u s from, but we need to participate in New Birth before we are really free, or at least that i s m y u n d e r s t a n d i n g of t h e CrosslResurrection symbolism of Christianity . The place to start is probably now with " god-talk. " Given the present situation and its deafness ( ' surdus' ) , that is probably where we want to finish. Once you've s u p p e d at t h e t a b le of "self­ sufficient f i n i t u d e " a n d i t s persuasive rationality, i t i s tough to respond with "god-talk" right off the bat. We are better off str­ inging along w i t h s o c i o l o g i s t Peter Berger, following his lead into everyday experiences as the place where words may again be heard by us deaf. In his book A Rumor of Angels, Berger states his case for everyday experience as the place to meet God.

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The theological decision wUl have to be that, "in, with, and under" the immense array of h u m a n pro­ jections, there are indicators of a reality that is truly "other" and that the religious imagination of man ultimately renects . . . . I would suggest that theological thought seek out what might be called signals of transcendence within the empirically given human s i t uatio n . And I would further suggest that there are proto-typical human gestures that may con­ stitute such signals. What does this mean? By signals of transcendence I mean phenomena that are to be found within the domain of our "natural" reality but that appear to point beyond that reality. In other w o r d s , I am not u s i n g t r a n s­ c en d e n ce here in a t e c h n i c a l philosophical sense, but literally as the transcending of the normal,

e v e r y d a y wor l d that I earlier IdentUled with the notion of the "supernatural . " By prototypical human gestures I mean certain reiterated acts and experiences that appear to express essentiai a sp e c t s of man's being, of the human animai as such . . . . The phenomena I am discussing are not "unconscious" and do not have to be excavated from the "depths" of the mind ; they belong to ordinary everyday awareness.

B e r g e r ' s starting point in everyday experienc e s l i k e justice, humor, and play may not be surprising, but when I first encountered it years ago it made an impact. God was no lon ger irrelevantly in the clouds as my Christian education had so often suggested. God was somehow in my very own experience. Yet the "somehow" is still problematic. The objection that the signals of t r a n s c e n d e n c e , a l t e r n atively ru mors of angels, a re merely h u m a n a n d n ot h i n g e l s e i s legitimate. Just because w e attribute meaning t o the high points of our day and call them

' Our secular ideology has narrowed our social vision, relega ting u ltimate questions and non-material values to a separate, private sphere' "truth" or "realit y " does not make c l a i m s for " G o d " o r " t r a n s c e n d e n c e " a n y more c e r t a i n . T r a n s c e n d e nce i s a c l a i m o f f a i t h . B e r g e r u n­ derstands this and we should too. Yet, whatever I mean by the te r m s " G 0 d " 0 r " t r a n s cendence" is mixed up in these signals or rumors. Either God , the transcendent/immanent God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus, is participating with me in the experiences ; or " God" is a word which I use to explain the seemin gly intrinsic meaningfulness of the rumors. There is a world of difference between these two possibilities, but finally I don't know whether it is the first or second alternative. Nor am I overly concerned. But I do know and am concerned that I find m e a ni n gfu l n e s s in t h e ru mors . The que stion of God's reality independent of hu m a n p roj e c t i o n s i s , o f course, i m­ portant . Nevertheless far more consequential is the strong sense of meaning and truth I receive from participating in the rumors. When you are in love, it doesn't matter much what you call it or whether it is l i n k ed u p with

ultimate reality. You do l ove and that is e n o u g h . S o G o d l i v e s because I experience him "in, with, and under . " Personally I choose the first alternative, but not for any reasons I can rational­ ly justify. It is just a better story about the way I e x p e r i e n c e meaning. Berger finds, or is found by, his rumors in a number of places : the mother comforting the cry­ i n g c h i l d , pl a y , hope, the in­ tolerableness of radical evil, and h u m o r . I especially appreciate Berger's pointer to hu mor a nd play. Too often we empty life in technological society by divorc­ ing work and· play. In really good work and play, like in imagining yourself to be a frog, or in shoot­ ing m arbles left - h a nded w i t h your daughter, or i n just "goofing around," there is often a sense of wholeness, of oneness, of having things together. To i nterrupt a child intensely involved in play and ask, "Is your play meaning­ ful ? " is strangely inappropriate. Of course, it is meaningful. The meaning is in the act of play. We are one in really good play, one with our playmates, ourselves, and whatever else is "in, with, and under" good play. Curiously the sense of wholeness seems greatest when you are least conscious of your­ self. Indeed, we can generalize : C h a r a c t e r i s t i c of B e r g e r ' s rumors is the experience of being " most yourself when le ast your­ self." But let us shelve that one for a moment and turn briefly to a few other rumors , one Berger seems to overlook. Consider "Small World" in Dis­ neyland . Children , love , hope, and music are all rolled into an amazingly rich combination. Dis­ ney uses it for profit. Nevertheless some kudos are in order. Disney is sensitive to a combination of factors which a great number of people hold in common to be meaningful. Not many are able to resist the charm of this rumor of a ride, and that is saying a lot in an era of relativism and subjectivism. The ride points beyond itself and we are beyond ourselves, yet in ourselves when we participate in it. It is almost impossible not to emerge hum­ ming the tune which is repeated so often during the ride . Moving a little further afield we should at least mention wor­ ship . Traditionally worship has been a primary source of rumors. T o d a y t h i s is l e s s s o . M u c h present day liturgy seems t o be only "words . " Yet most of us have experienced m e a n i n gf u l worshi p enough times t o grant that worship may be more than just group affirmation. Mention should also be made of meaning in nature. Mountaintop experiences and communing with a tree are often spoken about in d e r i s i ve and cond e s c e n d i !l g (Continued on Pale 7)


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t o ne s . This reflects the embarrassment of many who feel slightly absurd at gushing forth sensually in a society of numbers and " strong men. " It also reflects a distorted u nd e r s t a n d i n g of biblical attitudes toward nature, as m a ny recent w r i t e r s h a v e made clear. Despite the derision and condescension, most of us are at least closet nature lovers. Only the most inse nsitive can walk through the deep forest on an au­ tumn afternoon and not wonder in awe. Beauty, if not nature itself, has this effect on us. W e could go on pyramiding rumors. There are probably as many as there are people, though this is not to say it is an individual m atter . C uriously , most of the rumors are social, though w e may still have a problem moving b e y o n d s m a l l s o c i a l gro u p s , beyond the small circle where personal care is possible. Rather than pyramid , let ' s jump to the top, or the bottom if you prefer to think in terms of foundations. The most important, indeed the ' sine qua non' of all the other rumors is the experience of liberation i n love. Much has been said about love. Rollo May in his book Love and Will says it is perhaps better than t h e r e s t . U n f o rt u n a t e l y words are not the best carrier of the rumor. Your own experience of love has to serve you. For if you have experienced a heightened sense of love, then you know what is being rumored with words. If you have not, then all the words about love are so much noise. A few random comments then about the experience of love : 1 ) Love in its furthest reaches is a gift . It often c o m e s as a surprise. You cannot create it. It happens . ( Eros as outreaching love is transtormed in agape . ) 2 ) Love has a "demand-like" quality ; that is, it forces you to r e s p o n d . It h a s p ower like a caress on the cheek or like the washing of feet. Love draws you out if you are open . 3 ) B ut the de ma nd a n d re s ponse leaves you free. It is emphatically not law. You are most free when you respond to a l o v i n g c a re s s w i t h a l o v i n g caress, or a look in the eyes. You are most whole, most yourself, most one when you are freely lovingly ) p arti cipa ti ng i n the o t h e r . A n d t h i s is n o t s e l f­ abasement. 4 ) Love sometimes brings with it the e x p e r i e n c e of e c s t a t i c annihilation. Moses dies after he sees the Promised Land from the t p f the mountain, ditto Martin Luther King. Paul says that " in Christ" death loses its sting, for in a very real sense in love you r "self" " dies . " Death a nd life resurrection) are closely linked in love, with life always following after and always the last word. S) Love is transcendent and in­ finite, as well as immanent and finite . If my "lover" dies, love does n ot die w it h h e r ( hi m ) .

Nevertheless , love is incarnate in another. 6) The experience of love sets the tone . It gently with v i g o r pushes you out into the rest o f the world. It is both personal and social. Christianity is about the way we experience life. For many of us in the 20th Century the secular world view has cut the link be­ tween the traditional language of C h r i s t i a n i t y a nd o u r present expe r i e n c e s t h e y d e s c r i b e . Detached from their roots, they wither. The dialogue between the stories and our experiences must be reestablished. A t t h e c e n t e r of l i f e a r e profound experiences of love. It does not matter too much what terms we use. Essential is the sense of liberation which comes from being most yourself when least yourself, which must be the experience of agape. Self-giving l o v e , t h e e x p e r i e n c e of s e l f­ lessness , even of annihilation, of total giving to the other, of being unaware of self stands at the cent­ er. I believe this and that is why I call m y s e l f a C h r i st i a n . T h e revelation o f God ( Love ) i n Jesus Christ seems to say to me that the true meaning of things lies in the liberating experience of love. And in fact the Christian fiction at many points seems to confirm the w a y I actually do experience meaning. It is important to be a Christ­ ian, that is, a good Lover. Hate transports us as do many of the rumors. We are "j oyfully" livid when we are able to focus our resentments on a particularly nasty person . Christianity insists that there is a difference between r um o r s , t h a t m e a n i n g is not r e l at i v e and s u bj e c t i v e . We experience this difference. An au­ thentic rumor ( Jesus ru mor, if you will ) is one that frees and produces fruits of love, or, in the words of theologian John Cobb,

'God is seen to be incarnate in the neglected corners ; in smallness , in community, in sensitivity, in the care of nature , indeed, in care itself' ere tively transforms . Hate does none of these. Hence one might call it a rumor of the devil. Reinhold Niebuhr used to say , tha re igion is like a paint i n g . Chris tia nity i s a word painting about t h e m e a n i n g fu l experiences of life , those rumors of angels which free in love and creatively transform. And, as you seldom ask of a painting, poem, or story 'f it is true or false, so with religious stories. They more or less adequately express the truths of experience. To sum up then, I am suggest­ ing that the place to start is every­ day experience. There is where w e e x p e r i e n c e " t ru t h " a n d resurrection even against t h e strong insistence of our rational

experiences which bring wholeness yet are neglected i n t he reigning world view. They bring together r e l i g i o n a n d experience. The use of this starting point demands a reversal of important understandings in technologic a l s o c iety. G o d is s e e n to be i n ­ carnate in the neglected corners ; in sm allness, in community , in sensitivity, in the care of nature, __ ____ _ indeed, in care itself. This should -= :::: :: s:::;� ��:;;:: ::::=2 -not surprise us. Christ is often found i n that which reverses and alter-ego which proclaims self­ transforms the old and s u fficient finitude . It is these established. Jesus was the wash­ experienced truths, in particular er of feet, not Superman or the the experience of freedom in love, Lone Ranger. which are the stuff of religio n . " S mall is b e a u t i fu l , " s ay s Christianity i s "our" story about B ritish economist E . F . the experience of truth where Schumacher. "The rich must live there may be no truth. more simply that the poor may In conclusion, let me suggest simply live , " offers Australia n that we may be near the end of an biolo gist Charles Birch. " It's a era. Predictions are tenuous, but small world after all , " go the increasingly alternative futures lyrics of Disney's masterful ride. seem to boil down to just a few Small and personal, not large and options . First is the option of an o v e r b e a r i n g ; c a r i n g c o m­ even more complex technological munities, not privatistic, isolated society, not the end of an era. We individuals a nd nations ; atten­ may well solve the difficult prob­ tion to God' s acts in everyday lems of population, food , natural experience, not wasteful materi­ resources, energy and pollution. al consumption ; c a r e for t h e If we do, then more of the s ame earth, for nature, for the poor, can be expected, much more, for and for future generatio n s , not we will increasingly be dependent the profligate use of resources on the manipulators and and the neglect of n ature a nd a d m i n i s t ra t o r s of a d v a n c e d persons ; work reunited with play, technology . Some clearly want not separated ; education tuned this furture. Others, myself in­ into the transcendent, not solely cluded, think it has great potenti­ to t h e e t h i c o f s u c c e s s a n d al for being a nightmare without achievement - these are just ,a transcenden c e , spirit, or lov e , few reversals that m u s t t a k e except perhaps on the most in­ place. dividual and escapist of levels . The ru mors point the w a y , We can expect this future un­ perhaps naively so i n a realistic less the contradictions inherent in and pragmatic world . But o n e t e c h nological soc iety produce thing is certain, unless this socie­ limits. If this occurs, then two ty turns its attention to the real radically different options seem sources of meaning and to open up : 1 ) a repressive, feudal wholeness , it will remain empty. s o c i e t y , o r 2 ) s o m e s o r t of The stench of gunpowder will in­ sustainable society . In m y book creasingly replace the sense of T h e S u st a inabl e Society, cool summer evenings. God will Westminster, 1976 , I have out­ keep his voice and face hidden in lined this last option. I think it is t h e da rk rece s s e s of " S mall the necessary and most desirable World" and j ust a few j oy s of vision of the future regardless of everyday life. For truly, it is a limitations in the present system. small world and the cross of the The Sus tainable Society has present emptiness must be seen three main component s : 1 ) an as God ' s judgment on our pride. eqUilibrium economy , 2) a new I n the December of our global political structure ; and 3 ) Bicentennial, that's it, s mall and a new world view or ethic . I t is the simpl e . third component on which the preceding dicussion has focused . That such a new world view is n e c e s s a r y t o o v e r c o m e oo r present em ptines an its under­ lying causes in technological soci­ Dr. R b e t Stivers ety is becoming i n rea i n g l y I an a s s i s t n t c l e a r . W h e t he r it w i ll ever profe s s r o f r e l i gion at PL U . aterialize i s another matter, of lIe re c e n t l y a u ­ course. t h o r e d a b oo k , This new world view must in­ " The S u s ta i na ble clude a vital sense of the trans­ S o c i e t y : E th i c s cendent. Berger's rumors and the and Economic Growth." other rumors we have added are an excellent starting point. They point to the transcendent, yet to the transcendent finit e l y embodied in the stuff of everyday expe r i e n c e . T h e y a f f i r m t h e


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lights PLU F u n d e d by a g r a n t f r o m ASARCO, a cultural affairs series has been launched over KCPQ­ T V , a P l\ b l i c B r o a d c a s t i n g System station, using resources o n t h e c a m p u s e s of Pac ifi c Lutheran University and the Uni­ versity of Puget Sound. T h r o u g h o u t t h e f a t b a ll season, under the grant, all home games of the two Tacoma uniersities have been telecast over the same station - Channel 13 owned and op rated by Clover Park Schools. The series offers a nch variety of programs, presented on either a Tuesday or Friday evening. All d a t e s h a v e n o t been fi rmly s c hedu led - watch you r TV Guide for particulars.

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se Dr. Walter Youngquist By Judy Davis Dr. Walter Youngquist, visit­ ing professor of earth science at Pac ifi c Lutheran University , says citizens of the United States h a v e been living in a 'fuel's paradise . . . and that paradise is about to be lost. " In fact, the consultant to major oil companies predicts the United States never again will be able to rely on its own dwindling "finite' p e troleum resources to meet g rowing oil and natural g a s needs. " We c a n ' t drill an infinite number of on wells . . . we're stal­ l i n g fo r t i m e w a i t i n g for fundamental new energy prog­ r a m s a n d p o li c i e s to b e developed , " said the expert on energy economics. An advisor to the Oregon State Energy Board, Dr. Youngquist said the United States will face serious energy shortages by the torn of the century. To add credence to his com­ ments, the former University of O regon profe s s or point s to a foreboding statistic : "In 1970, we were s elf-sufficient in oil, by March 18 of this year, we were i m p o r t i n g more oil t h a n we produced. " That means we have been re­ lying more and more on crude oil from other countries, primarily the Arab nations which have 60 p e r c e n t o f t h e w o r l d ' s. o i l •

reserves , " said the tall , sturdy professor whose three children attended PLU. The quickest way to lay hands on m o re e n e r g y ( i n e ffect ) according to Dr. Youngquist is to practice 'energy conservation . " He also views recycling of non­ r enewable resources, combined with " i nfinite sources such as s o lar energy and fusion" as methods of dealing with ou r m u s h r o o m i n g e n ergy needs which have more than doubled over the past 25 years. However, in Dr. Youngquist's opinion, switching very rapidly to " alternative forms of energy" such as solar, atomic, oil shale or liquified coa l i s , at this pojnt, II more wishful thinking than a practical reality." "It takes enormous amounts of c apital, for instance, to liquify c o a l . i n any large quantities, although it may be our 'black ace in the hole for the future,' since we have 20 per cent of the world's mineable coal reserves, " said Dr. Youngquist. The reservations he expresses 'about alternati e energy form s point up Dr. Youngquist's conten­ tion " technology will not save the world . . . " "Despite what many think, sci­ entists do not have a magic black box that can provide technical solutions to all our problems , " s a i d t h e p a l eontologist who g ra du a ted from G u s t avus Adolphus College. Ultimately, according to Dr. Youngquist, at least half of the solution to problems such as the

energy crisis must be found " in the hearts and minds of men and the things they value. " "One reason I'm teaching at a church-affiliated university is to h ave the opportunity to frame these issues into a moral and ethical context . . . something that simply is not done at a state in­ stitution. ' , " It is my belief, " he continued, "in the final analysis, our prob­ lems are more ethical and moral than they are technological. , . Another reason Dr. Youngquist is teaching at PLU is to maintain m o r e p e r s onal conta c t with students on a small campus. " The impersonality of a large c a mpus w a s poi nted up by a student I saw at a state university who was wearing a T-shirt which s a id , ' D o not fold. spindle or mutiliate . . . I am a student,' " the nephew of f i v e Lutheran m i n i sters said with a laugb. "Here , " he said, "I've found a more caring environment and I am most impressed with the con­ s cientious facu lty which PLU has. I heard more about the im­ portance of students and good teaching the first 15 minutes the President and Provost spoke at the Faculty Retreat than I did during all my 15 years at state universities. " M arried to a Lutheran minister's daughter, Dr. Young­ quist said his experience at PLU has been ' 'far more pleasant than I anticipated. " " In fact," he con­ cluded, "I think all PLU students should attend a state university to appreciate what they have on this campus. "

October : Conversation : " China Before and After Mao , " Dr. Suzanne Bennett, UPS and Dr. Mordechai Rozanski , PLU October : Goldovsky Opera Workshop, using st'Ddents and faculty from PLU to demonstrate operatic techniques and variations November 1 2 ; William Colby. former head of the CIA, speaking from UPS November 19: PLU Performing Dance E nsemble, led by K a t h e r i n e Beckman November 26 : PLU Jazz Ensembl e , Roger Gard. director December 10 : UPS Madrigal Singers, Christmas Concert December 1 7 : PLU School of Fine Arts, m u l ti - media Christmas presentation J a n u a r y 7 Be 1 4 � B ro w n and Haley Lectures from UPS J anu ary 2 1 : Claude S t . Denis, m i me teaching at PLU during Interim February 4 ; B rown and Haley Lecture from UPS Other programs will be listed as they are scheduled.

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Board Member Author Book Doro t h y S c h n a i ble ' 4 9 , a mem ber of the PLU Board of Regents and the Alumni Associa­ t i o n b o a r d of d i rectors , h a s recently published a book entitled Tithing Is Good Stewardship. The book, co-authored by her husband, Fred, may be obtained by sending $1.50 to the authors at 1 1 1 1 E a st F i r s t , Moscow, Id . 83843.

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Electronic . 'Time Mach-ne' Helps Students Comprehend Energy Crisis

Th e world ' s oil and natur al g as wer e g o n e . Only sm all reserves of coal remained . Air a n d w a t e r p o l l ut io n had i n­ creased dramatically. The use of automobiles and appliances were almost a thing of the past and in­ d u s t r y h a d c o m e to a n e a r standstill. The date was more than 500 e future ; the place was years in Mitch BjUings' sixth grade cLass at Brookdale School. F o r several long moments it seemed that the youngsters had, in deed, transported themselves ahead five centuries as they anxi­ ously made electronic simulator

decis ions that woul d prese rve their world a little longer. They were takin g part i n a demonstration of an " electronic ti me m a c h i n e , " a n E n e r g y ­ E n viron m e n t Simul ator developed by the U . S . E nergy R e s e a r c h a n d D ev e l op m e n t Administration. Conduct ing the d e m o n s t r a t i o n was D r . John Herzog, chairman of the Division of N atural Sciences at Pacific Lutheran University. The specially designed com­ puter simulates real-world con­ ditions. By turning dials on the simulator console or on s ma l l remote panels, participants con­ trol energy and environmental conditions. Their decisions and co m.mands are constantly trans­ lated electronically into new con­ ditions as time races by at the rate of a century a minute . Some dials control use of coal, o i l , n a tu ral gas, hydroelectric and nuclear power. Others COD­ trol population, transportation, industry, quality of life, pollution and new technology . How they are manipulated project resource u s e , e n ergy d e m an d s , environmental effe c t s a n d population growth rat�s.

Once the game begins , partiCipants are on their own as time race.s by. They must keep Dr. .John Herzog operates simulator console, youngsters control remote ­ energy supplies in balance with . energy demands without damagpanel.

Environment Simulator Developed By Alumnus B y Patricia A. Hoban MSU News Service

- Whistles blow. Red lights flash. "There's no question about it. The world has stopped , " says John R. Amend '60. Amend, a Montana Stale Uni­ ve rsity chemistry professor, is trying to make the world run as long as possible by testing vari­ ous energy use and development strategies. Usi n g t h e E n e r g y ­ Environment Si mulator, a mini­ c o mputer he desi gned for the U . S . E ne r g y R e s e a r c h a n d Develop m e n t A d m i ni s t r a t i o n ( E RDA), Amend can show how different strategies would work ver the long haul. The computer, programmed with U . S . Geologic­ al Survey energy resource data, simulates real world conditions. The simulator, he said, doesn't predict the future . "It's a what-if game. It just tells you if you do this, this will happen. " When Amend feeds the world's current energy use and development strategies into the simulator, the red lights flash and

the whistle blows after about 4S seconds. "Most people are stunned whe� the simulator shows them that if we continue doing exactly what we're doing now, we 'll come to the end of the world - or at least run out of energy - in less than 100 years . " Amend and his research team , which includ ed scientists from MSU and the U. S. Atomic Energy C o m m i s s i o n , de s igned the simulator three years ago to " i m­ prove the public's knowledge of the scientific problems involved in energy development and use. " I n an E RDA-funded progra m, s c ientists from 70 universities a c r o s s the country , including PLU, use Amend's simulators to put on Citizens ' Workshops on E nergy and the Environment. The program is coo�dinated by O a k R i d g e A s s o c I a t e d U O l­ versities in Oak Ridge, Tenn . ' T he s i m ulators , " he said, "puts people in the position of . havi n g to m ake enerJlY pol ! cy decisions and then havmg to lIve w i t h the resu lts of those decisions. You quickly find some of your decisions aren t very wise and others work well. "And the advantage with the simulator is that if you make a m istake the world won't really come to an end. Unfortunately, we don't have a reset button in the real world. "The strategies that keep the world running l o n g e s t on t h e simulators:' Amend said,"usually involve a combination of energy c o n s e r v a t io n , e nergy •

Dr. John Amend '60

d e ve l o p m e n t and s ta b i l i z i n g population growth . " U sing coal and nuclear fission a s i n t e r i m e n e r g y s o urces , severely limiting perso n a l energy consumption and pop a­ tion growth and r a p I d development of solar energy and nuclear fusion , " Amend sai d , "works b e s t in t h e l o n g r u n although it mea ns a d ifUc u l t period of sacrifice in the short run. "People seem willing to make t h a t k i nd of s a c r i f i c e w h e n they're operating the simulator. " Whether or not they'd do it in real life is another question. But at least they're thinking about it. " Amend received his B . A. from Pacific Lutheran Univsity in 1960, his M.S. from Montana State Uni­ versity in 1964 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1967.

ing the environment or reducing qua lity of life too drastically . W a r n i n g l i ghts and buzzers announce shortages o f ener g y s u p p l i e s and e nv i ro n m e n t al damage. It seemed apparent that in a one - h ou r d e m on st r a t io n a t Brookdale students learned more about the interre lation sh ips of energy resources and demands and environmental and quality of l i fe i mpacts than they perhaps would have in weeks of formal study. They wer affected emo­ tionally and seemed gen uinel y c o n cerned as reso u rces dwin­ dled. T h e f i r s t ti m e thro u gh the exercise, oil and natural gas dis­ appeared quickly. There were shouts of "Turn up the coal ! " "More hydroelectric I " But most forgot a b o u t " r e s e a r c h a n d development" or curtailment of tra nspo r t a t i o n a n d h o m e a p ­ pliance use . By the third try the studentS b a d t h e s i t u a t ion s o m e w h a t s t a b i l i z e d . T h e g re e n l i g h t s st ayed on longer. Herzog com­ mented ' J You're doing f i n e ­ you ' ve ot a little bad air and nuclear waste and your quality of l i fe i s w a y dow n , b u t you ' re maintaining balances. . The students had managed to conser v e t h e i r r e s o u r c e s f o r nearJy 600 years, but inevit,,!bly red l i g b t s b e g a n fl a s h I n g shortages. A lump came to the throat of some onlookers as one frustra te d student, confronted with inc reased proble ms t h a t d e fied s o l u t i o n , c r i e d o u t i n desperation, "Stop the years ! " Use of the simulator is being made possible by a grant from the Northwest College and Universi­ ty Association for Science. The proj ect i s p a r t of a series of energy-enviro ment work�hop s taking place across the nation. P r i n c i p l e d e v e l o p e r of th e simulator was Dr. John Amend, a 1960 PLU graduate now serving as p ro f e s s o r of c b e mistry at Montana State University ( see accompanying story ) , P LU i s presently sharing the m a chine with Pacific Science Center, University of Washing�on and Be llevue Commumty College. . D r . H e r z o g , t h e p ro J e c t director, encourages scheduling of simulator demonstrations and w o r k s h o p s b y l o c a l organizations, clubs and school groups during the periods the machine is available at PLU. The simulator w i l l be on c a m p u s appro x i mately one week each m o n t h f o r the n e x t s e v e r a l months.

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PLU H"Dors NW Aviation Executives

William Allen, Edward Carlson a n d Leif E i e , three a v i a tion execu tive s whose cnmulat.ive leadership changed the character of the Northwest, were honored in S e a t t l e O c t . 2 6 by P a c i f i c Lutheran University. More than 500 persons were on hand at the Olympic Hotel to witness the presentation of PLU Distinguished Service Awards to Allen J chairman emeritus of the B oeing Company ; Carlson, chairman of United Airlines Inc. , and L e i f Eie, northwest area m a n a g e r of S c a n d i n a v i a n Airlines System. " Thes e three men not only share the same field, but their c o m p a n i e s t h i s y e a r have reached historic landmarks, " Dr. William Rieke, PLU president, commented prior to the presenta­ tion. Boeing is celebrating its 60th year, United is in its SOth year, and SAS instituted the first com­ mercial polar air flight 10 years ago. In making the presentations D r . Rieke lauded Allen for his " fore s i g h t , cou ra ge and d e t e r m i n a t i o n w h i c h revolutionized the commercial aviation industry. " He also cited "fairness, integri­ ty and worthy business ethics" as s t a ndards to which Allen had adhered throughout his career. Carlson was cited for astute leadership, efforts to improve the quality of life for his fellowman and a high priority on human · values. "He early learned the im­ portance of human relations in a c c o m p l i s hing worthwhile goals, " Rieke said. Eie "has enriched the life of the community by fostering strong and valuable business, ethnic and civic ties between the Northwest and Scandinavia and is an exam­ ple and encouragement to the other young executives," Rieke said. Special music was provided by PLU's University Chorale under the direction of Edward Harmic. The celebration also observed the 50th anniversary of the first o v e r - th e-pole flight by Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. Anothe r Norwegian explorer, T h o r Heyerdahl of Kon -Tiki fame, was the first recipient of the PLU Distinguished Service Award 10 years ago. Others taking part in the prog­ ram were speaker D.E. "Ned" S k i nn e r , chair ma n o f t h e Economic Development COUI\Cil ; master of cere monies Lowry Wyatt J senior vice-president of Weyerhaeuser Company ; Dr. Robert Mortvedt, PLU president emeritrrs ; C. " Mike" Berry, pres­ ident-elect of the Seattle Chamb-

er of Commerce ; Senator Warren G . Magnuson ; Lt . Gov . John Cherberg ; B. John Heistein, SAS vice-president ; and M. Lamont Bean , president of the Seattle­ K i n g Connty Conven tion and Visitor's Bureau.

action was taken before either airline or military orders were in p r o s p e c t a n d i t l e d to t h e r e volutionizing o f the worl d ' s t r a n s p o r t a t i o n s y ste m s and travel habits . The 707 and its offspring - the twin-engined 737> the trijet 727 and the 747 superjet - put Boeing in position as the world's foremost supplier of j et airliners. B orn 76 y e a r s a go i n Lol o , Mont. Allen grew up i n Missoula a n d graduated from the Uni­ versity of Montana in 1922 . He r eceived his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1925. He is a m e m ber of the Seattle, Washington State and. American B a r A s s oc i a t i o n s a n d t h e Business Council, which i s com­ posed of the nation's top brrsiness leaders. T h e PL U D is tinguished Service Award is the latest in a long list of awards, citations and honorary de grees he has received.

spring he relinquished duties with United Airlines but continued as chairman and chief executive officer of UAL, Inc. , the holding company . C arl s on , too , h a s received many honors for business and civic achievements , among them First Citizen of Seattle in 1966. He served as chairman of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.

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William M. Allen - "The Builder of Great Airplanes"

William M. Allen completed a distingrrished 47-year career with The Boeing Company when he retired as board chairman in S eptember 1972 . He had been company president since 1945 and board chairman since 1968. Prior to accepting the company pres­ idency, he had long been the Boe­ ing legal counsel and for 15 years served as company director. Allen is a proponent of vigorous competition a nd adequate in­ centives to bring out superior performance both by individuals and companies. He is outspoken in his belief in the effectiveness of t h e free enterprise system in providing the best equipment at the lowest cost while maintaining h i g h q u a l i t y and safety standards . Faced with the abrupt termina­ tion of military airplane produc­ tion, the famed B-17 and B-29 bombers, at the end of World War II, Allen's first major decision as president of Boeing was to com­ m i t the Stratocru i s e r to i m­ mediate production. This put Boeing in the post-war commerci­ al airliner b u s i n e s s after an absence of five years. At the same time he backed engineering developments which helped make Boeing a prime source of strategic aircraft, mis­ siles and space equipment for the United States government. These included the first swept-wing jet bomber ; the first stage booster f o r t h e S a t u r n/ A pollo moon rocket ; t h e Lunar Orbiter s p a c e c r a f t ; and the U . S . supersonic transport . . A l l e n ' s aim of achieving l e a d e rs hi p i n c o m m ercial a i r c r a ft for Boeing w a s im­ plemented in 1952 when he asked his board of directors to authorize company-funded development of America's first jet transport, the prototype of the Model 707. The

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Leif Eie - "Builder of a New Northwest Business "

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Edward E. Carlson - "Leader in Domestic Air Tra vel"

E dward E . Carlson is chairman and chief executive offi c e r of U A L , I nc . , whose principal subsidiaries are United Airline s , Western International Hotels and GAB Bu siness Services. Prior to his association with UAL, Inc . , and United, he was a prominent hotel executive. He entered the hotel business in Seattle in 1928, working part-time while attending the University of Washington. Following service in the Navy, Carlson became assistant to the president of Western Hotels, a regional hotel chain in the Pacific Northwest. This company subse­ quently was renamed Western In­ t e rn a t i o n a l Hotels a nd its o pe r a t i o n s were expanded worldwide. He was elec e d pres­ ident in 1960 and board chairman in 1969. Western International Hotels merged with UAL, Inc . , in Aug­ gust 1970. Near the close of that year Carlson was elected pres­ ident and chief executive officer of UAL, Inc. , and United Airlines. In January 1975 he was named to the positions of chairman and chief executive officer. This past

Leif Eie started his career with Scandinavian Airlines in 1952 as a " weight and balance" man at I dlewild Airport in New York City. He subsequently worked as a c a s h i e r , ramp coordinator, cargo salesman and ticket agent before serving a tour of duty with t h e U . S . Army in G e r m a n y , where h e received the American S pirit Honor Medal presented . jointly by the Army, Navy and Air Force. Returning from the Army he rejoined SAS in the New York Dis­ trict S a l e s Offic e , calling on travel agents in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In early 1960, Eie joined with others to lay the groundwork for the fonnation of The Travel Committee. He chaired the membership committee and later becam e t h e C o m m i t t e e ' s f i r s t v i c e­ president. Eie later moved to the SAS headquarters office and served as Scandinavian sales manager for two years. In 1964 he moved to S e a t t l e w i t h h i s family and became actively involved in the opening of the new polar service from Seattle to Copenhagen, which has operated daily service since 1966 . Eie has founded several sister city programs, the first being Seattle-Bergen, Norway. He is also the founder of the successfrrl Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce. I n 1973 he received the " St. Olav Medal" from OlavV, King of Norway, and earlier this year C a r l X V I , K i n g of S w e d e n , decorated him with the Order of the Northern Star, Knight First Class. Born and raised in Norway. Eie has studied in both Norway and Germa n y and speaks five languages .

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Feasibility Of Major 'Enhancement' lans To Be E amined A market research project to d e t er mi ne the fea si bility of a p roposed PLU capital and prog­ r a m i m p r ov e me n t p l a n w a s approved Monday, Nov. 15, by the PLU Board of Regents . The plan under discussion calls f o r c a p i t a l i m p ro v e m e n t of facilities and endowment otating approximately $20 million over the next five years, according to PLU President William Rieke. P u rp o s e of the plan, Rieke stated, is to insure the preserva­ tion of the quality of life at PLU as it relates to stated university ob-

PLU Hosts candin a vian Studies , Trade Conference Trade patterns, economic con­ d itions and Scandinavian con­ tributions to international unity were among topics at the Second Scandinavian Studies and Trade Conference at Pacific L utheran University Sept. 21-22. P uget Sound area trade ex e c u i v e s , S e a n d i n a v i a Il ­ A m e r i c a ns , e d u a to r s a n d students participated in the COD­ ference, which was sponsored by the P L U S c h o o l of B u s i n e s s A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d Scan d i n a v i a n S t u d - e s C o m ­ mittee. According to Dr. G undar King, dean o f the School of Business Administra tion , t he purp se of the conference was to facilitate i m prov ed t rade, cu l t u r a l an d s o c i a l r e l a t i o ns h i p s b e tween Puget Sound c o m munit ie s and Scandinavian countries. T h e a g e nd a f e a t u r ed L a r s R a d b e r g , e x e c u t i v e v i c e­ president of the Nordic-American B a n k i n g C o r p o r a tion, and Jerome Trimboli , d i re c t o r o f cargo sales and services for the N o r t h A m e ri c a n d i v i s i o n o f Scandinavian Airlines System. Other s p e a k e r s w e r e P r o f . Ejler Alkjaer, director of the In­ stitute for T ransport, Touri s m a nd R e g i o n a l S c i e n c e a t the Copenhagen School of Business ;

j ectives, size and academic prog­ rams. T e n t a t i v e p l a n s i n c l u de remodeling of Ramstad ( science) Hall and construction of a Natur­ al Sciences building to provide additional classroom and faculty space and to upgrade laboratory . facilities. Discussion has also indicated a n e e d f o r a P e rfor m i n g A r t s Center t o house strong music and c o m m u n i c a t i o n a r t s departments and a Scandinavian Studies Center. With major improvements for these overcrowded disciplines, a d o m i n o e f f e c t w i l l e n a bl e r e a r r an ge me n t of various d e p a rt m e n t s a n d s e rvices to more suitable quarters, Rieke in­ dicated. The five-year tentative plan in­ cludes raising substantially the university's endowment to allow f o r p ro g r a m d evelopment , a s well as maintenance a n d opera­ tiona l costs. The market research study is to be completed within 90 days and will be presented to the Board

of Regents at its April 1977 meet­ ing for a " go-no go" decision. If . the study indicates that the funds can be raised, a campaign will be launched next fall, architects will b e e mp l o y e d , a nd a p o s si ble target date of September 1978 set f o r g r o u nd - b r e a k i n g for t h e Natural Sciences Building. President Rieke, in comment­ ing on the action of the Board, said, "It is important to stress that our plan is not to expand in q uantity or size, but we anticipate improving our existing program in order to preserve the quality of our educational program as well as our quality of life . " E a rlie r s tudies a mong m e m b e r s of t h e u n i v e rs i t y ' s broad constituency had revealed that there is a general consensus on three major points : that the e n ro l l m e n t remain relatively constant ; the the ratio of resident t o non - r e s i d e n t students b e m ai n t a i n e d ; and t h a t t h e developmental priority be viewed as an enhancement rather than an expansion plan. Sven-Erik Back

S. Ralph Cohen, former editor of National Aeronautics Magazine, p re s e n t l y p ublic relations director for SAS i n New York C ity ; and H e n ry K u hlman, a f o r m e r P L U ad m i n i s t r a t o r , graduate of the Swedish School of Economics and president of his own importing firm. The Scandinavian studies prog­ r a m f e a tu red P ro f . J o r gen Dahlie, director o f education at t h e U n iversity of B ritish Col­ u mb i a a n d an a u t h o r i t y o n N orthwest Scandinavians , Asb-

jorn E ngen, well-known N orwegian author, ed itor and publisher, presently an SAS vice­ p resident in Stockholm ; Marna Feldt, Swedish I n f o r m a t i o n S e rv i c e ; a n d P LU r e l i g i o n professor Dr. E mmet Eklund. The first area Scandinavian trade conference was held at PLU 10 years a go . There has since been a regular series of special lectures and visits on campus by Scandinavian governmental and business leaders, diplomats and scholars.

Dr. Sidney L. Jones, assistant secretary of the United States Treasury, was inducted as an honorary member of the PLU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Oct. 28. BGS is the only honor society for business recognized by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the national accrediting body with which the PLU School of Business is afflUated.

Top Swedish Composer Visits PLU One of today' s top international composers, Sweden' s Sven-Erik B a c k , p r e s e n t e d a l e c t u r e­ demonstration featuring his com­ positions at Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity Thursday, Nov. 1 1 . T h e B a c k d e m o n s t r a ti o n , featuring the P LU Choir of the W e s t and University Chorale , took place during a Composer's Forum program . During Back's two-day visit to PLU he worked with PLU Music Department classes in composi­ t i o n , electronic m u' ic and or he tration, as well a s the two choirs. The Swedish com poser is in ­ ternationally acclaimed as one of tod a y ' s m o s t p o l i f i c a n d versatile com posers. His work highlights r ligious motif , a nd he s es musi first and forem ost as a spiritual force. His work has drawn significant inspiration from the Gregor ian chant, baroque m u sic and the style of Webern and the serialists, but he also makes extensive use of electronics and other modern music techniques . B ack, who is also a conductor, m u s ic o l o g i st and t e a c h e r , i s currently on a lecture tour of the U nited States arranged by the Swedi s h C o n s u l a te- G e n e r a i ' s office. His visit to PLU was made possible by conductor Nor m a n L uboff , who presented a work­ shop at PL U last year.


ent Extraordinary Ev'e nts And New, Fresh Beginnings 'Working and celebrating in the spirit of the Christmas birth'

By Dr. William Rieke President, Pacific Lutheran University .

A blessed Christmas ! A joyous Yuletide ! A bright, prosperous and fuHilling holiday season ! These and countless similar greetings will be exchanged by m i l l i o n s a s C h ri s t m a s 1 976 a p p r o a c h e s . C e r t a i n l y from Pacific Lutheran University and especially from its President and h i s f a m i l y the best and most meaningful of all these thoughts and good wishes are extended to you and yours ! Contemporary Christmases, more than any other seasonal holidays , have become times of extraordinary events. Exception­ a l p r e p a rations and fantastic t r a p p i n g s for elaborate c e lebrations , unusual beneficence, and (even in an age o f c y ni c i s m ) g e n u i n e ly charitable thoughts about our fellows ! Marvels , all of these. A nd all deriving from another marvel, the birth of one Person nearly 2,000 years ago - a single birth in an unlikely location under adverse circumstances without t h e " support systems" either physical or social that would be expected for the most routine birth today. Yet a birth which two millenia later has been attended by worldwide social, political, and economic - not to mention reli gious - cons equences that would not have been predicted a nd c e rt a i n l y h a ve not been matched by any other birth in the history of the human race. Such was the marvel of the birth in which God became man. Yet the very notion of birth it­ self is a marvel, for through it is e ffe c t e d t h e u ni o n o f new existence with prior existence, of fresh beginnings with long stand­ ing lineages and traditions. It is in this understanding of birth - this unification of what has been with what is soon to develop - that

The Rieke Family - Steven, Marcus, Mrs. Rieke, Dr. Rieke, Susan Pacific Lutheran sends a special greeting this Christmas. We re­ joice over the past successful and fulfilling year in which the Uni­ versity has served more persons in more diverse areas than ever b e fore . More importantly, we anticipate the birth of a new prog­ ram of academic, capital, and program enrichment in the year ahead which will further enhance our capacity to serve.

PKD Honors Dr . Rieke

May the prom ise of the Christmas message enrich your life w i t h the blessings of fai t h . peace and j o y !

Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU president, has been selected to receive the National Pi Kappa Delta 1977 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The national forensics hon­ orary award will be presented at a PKD banquet at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle March 22, 1977. Both Dr. and Mrs. ( Joanne ) Rie.ke earned PKD Highest Dis­ tinction Awards for forensic s a c h i e v e ment during their un­ dergraduate days at PLU. They graduated from the university in 1953 and 1954 respectively.

The President and his family are grateful for the opportunity to work and celebrate in the spirit of the Christmas birth, the birth of the ever emerging University and the birth of new and stronger friendships with all who read t hese words. May a deep and abiding understanding of Christ­ mas as birth in every one of these dimensions be yours now and in the year ahead !

KU Names Auditorium In Rieke ' s Honor A 300-seat auditorium in t h e new Orr-Major Hall a t the Uni­ versity of K a n s a s Coll e g e o f Health Sciences has been named Rieke Auditorium in honor of Dr. William O. Rieke. D r . Ri e k e , P L U p re s i dent , s e r v e d a s e x e c u t i v e v i c e­ chancellor for the KU College of Health Sciences before coming to PLU last August. He p l a yed a m a j o r role in obtaining financing for the $5 .8 million complex.

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1 2 2 n d A v e . , P u y a l l u p , Wash. 98371 . S ave the dates March 1 1-13, 1977. That ' s when our a n n u a l Parents Weekend i s planned. You are invited to the campus for that weeken d .

Parents Club Corner By Milton Nesvig Assistant to the President ( Parent's Club Representative)

The PLU Parents Club is hold­ ing three area meetings in the next two weeks in Richland, Port­ land and Seattle . Parents and alums living in those areas are welcome to attend. The Richland gathering will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, at Rich­ land Lutheran Church at 5 : 3 0 p . m . A n evening meal will be served. Hosting this event will be the Rev. and Mrs. Palmer Gedde, members of the Parents Council. F o r r e s e r v a t i o n s contact the Geddes at 901 Van Giesen, Rich­ l a n d 9 9 3 5 2 or by t e l e p h on e : Office, 943-3164 ; Home, 946-9832 . President and Mrs . William O . Rieke will attend the Portland and S e a t tle events which are scheduled prior to evening Christ­ mas concerts in those cities by the PLU music department. Saturda·y , Dec. 4, is the date for the Portland dinner m e e t i n g , which will be held at 5 p . m . at the Hickory Stick Restaurant , 1 0 1 S . W . Market. For reservations, contact Mary Jean Thomas, 12115 Vallevue PI . , Portland, 654-0037 ; or Delores Vilstrup , 1 4 3 1 1 S . E . Oatfield Rd . , Milwaukie, 654-0037. The Seattle buffet dinner will be at 5 : 30 p . m . in the Seattle Opera House. For reservations c ontact P a re n t s C o u n c il members Mr. and Mrs. William T e n n e s e n , 5543 E rl a nd Point Road, Bremerton 98310, 373-1374 ; or Joyce and Jim Simpson, Seat­ tle, 542-1620. Responses to President Rieke's quest i o n n a i re to t h e p a r e n t s regarding educational facilities are pouri n g i n . If you haven't already done so, please mail your response as soon as possible. The Parents Council will hold its quarterly meeting Saturday, Dec. 1 1 , on the PLU campus . If any parents have matters which t h e y w o u l d l i k e to h a v e t h e Cou n c i l d i s c u s s s e n d a c o m ­ m unication t o co-chairmen Mr. and Mrs. E rnest I. Hopp, 13612

Another Tax Reform Act By E d Larson Director of Planned Giving Back in 1969, Congress enacted a Tax Reform Act. Numerous changes were written into the tax laws of our land, and in many cases people were forced to make revisions in their estate plans. Now, in 1976, another Tax Reform Act h a s come into being. O nce again there will be those who will need to review their previous planning to accommodate these new laws.We can be heartened by the fact that the new regulations continue the long-established tax incentives to charitable giving. In fact, charitable giving has been affected, in the new laws only in an indirect manner. One area of great change is in the estate and gift tax area. A " unified credit" takes the place of the separate gift and estate tax exemptions. This credit is $30,000 in 1976, which is equal to a $120,669 exemption under the old system. This amount rises to a permanent credit of $47,000 in 198 1 . While those people who have substantial estates will surely wish to review their estate plans, there are also items in the law which affect those of moderate means. Actually, few persons will g o u n t o u c h e d b y t h e s e r e g­ ulations. I f y o u w o uld like a booklet describing i n brief t h e T a x Reform Act of 1976, as it regards i nc o m e , gift a n d e s t a t e t a x changes and rules for charitable gifts, please contact : Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 531-6900 , ext. 232

Reader' s Forum Editor : How would you feel if you had given three years of hard work and devotion to PLU in the 1930's on the school' s football team and then viewed the insignificant and almost complete ignoring of the era ' s facts, figures and history each time any publication came out commemorating PLU f o o t b a ll ? ( 5 0 Y e a r s o f P L U Football ) Really ? This is exactly the situation from not only the last Scene received, but also has occurred on othe r o c c a s i o n s . Dave J a m e s ' recent h istorical writing effort is another example of this total disregard of the 30's. It has the effect of causing great d i s a p p o i n t m e nt b ordering on bitterness toward PL U in both my husband and me and I assume a same reaction in all of the other members of the teams you so call­ ously disregard. I do not fe e l qualified to speak for the other stars you fail to notice ; however, I believe the record made by my husband, Frank Willard, is one that I can cite as an example of one which should be worthy of your note. Apparently you do not. Frank " Swede" Willard, after lettering two years at Washington State University , for financial reason s , d ropped out and was promptly recruited by Coach Cliff Olson in 193 1 . He was a member and captain of teams listed in the records as winning the first col­ lege g a me from Western Washington College and on the team scoring the most points in any one game for PLU. In The Gladiator by John McCallum , Coach Olson was quoted as saying ( page 103 ) , " Defensively, howev­ er, I think big " Swede" Willard was the best defensive end we ever had ! " It was also at this time that " Swede" received honorable m e n t io n a p p e a r i n g in a S a n F ra ncisco newspaper a s " A l l A m e r i c a n " o n Pop Warner ' s team. Also the Pacific Coast head referee was quoted as saying that " Swede" Willard was the best end he had seen all year. Frank also j oi ned others a t PLU i n going out to many high schools in the area to give talks and recruit many of the excellent students and athletes w h o followed his lead in enrolling at PLU - among others, such out­ s t a n d e r s a s H a r s h m a n and Tommerv i k . This s t a r t e d t h e b u i l d i n g o f P L U from a little known small school that it was to the eminent one it is today. The one redee ming t h o u g h t that both Frank and I have is that - thank good ness there w e r e

those a t that time in the 30's a t the school who recognized the devo­ tion and loyal effort put forth by the football team and who were vocal in their praise and appreciation . It is regrettable that you and others who at vari­ ous times document the history of the school choose to disregard so callously and unfeel i n g l y t h e " G l a d i ators " who d e voted themselves selflessly to football at Pacific Lutheran University in 1930 + ! Out of the Past, Ruth M . Willard Shelton, Wash. Editor : Dr. Foege's article "When Did We See You Hungry, Lord ? " in the June issue of Scene expressed very well the crises facing the w o rl d c o m m u n i t y a n d the r e s p o n s i bi l i t i e s w e h a v e a s Americans and as Christians to alleviate the world's sufferings. Our social mission to the Third World e xt e n d s f a r b e y o n d almsgiving. Our greatest service to the Third World people would be simply to get off their backs to quit u su rping their l i m i t e d resources f o r further satiating our unlimited material desires , and to quit threatening them with our military power whenever the people there try to do what we ourselves did 200 years ago. A l t h o u g h A m e r i c ans some­ times feel threatened by Third World people, we are - as Dr. Foege points out - far more a threat to them than they are to us . If t h e C h u r c h i s to b e t h e Church, it must adopt the kind of global perspec t i v e w h i c h D r . Foege urges. Every person i n the world is our neighbor. D r . Foege's article was both p e r c e p t i v e a n d s e n s it i v e . I t d e s e r v e s the w id e s t p o s sible attention and consideration. I t h ank and commend Scene magazine for bringing this prog­ ressive and prophetic voice to the alumni community. Yours for peace and j ustice, Glen Anderson '71

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Notes He yer New Chaerman Of PLU Collegium D r . D avid H e l l ye r , retired Tacoma pediatrician and founder of the Northwest Trek wildlife preserve in Pierce County, was elected chairman of the PLU Col­ legium at the organization's first annual meeting, held on campus Oct. 14. The first annual meeting in­ cluded a series of informational and organizational meetings and s essions with academic unit s . One of the primary goals o f the Collegium is to provide advisory xpertise for the various schools and departments on campus. All Colleagues are elected by the PLU Board of Regents and a ppoint e d t o their respective advisory councils by PLU Pres­ ident William Rieke. According to Harvey Neufeld, exe cutive director of the - Col­ legium, Colleagues acquire an understanding of the philosophy, plans and objectives of the uni­ versity and particular academic units through meetings and con­ t a c t s w i t h f a c u l t y m e m bers . They, in tum, serve as university representatives in their home c i t i e s a n d in their respective business and profe�sional com­ munities. C ol l e a gu e s a s s i s t w i t h the identification of problems and solutions and thus help chart the university's growth, he added, in­ d i c a t i n g t h a t they a l s o help generate the financial resources which such growth demands. Members of the Collegium and t h e i r a dvisory a r e a s include ( Hu ma n i t ie s ) M r s . Florence B u c k , T acoma interior d ecorator ; Dr. Walter Capps, director of religious studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara ; Dr. Martin E. Marty, professor at the University of Chicago School of Divinity ; Rev. L a V e r n e N e l s e n , S e a t tle c l e r g y m a n ; H a rold Nelson, retired treasurer o f Weyerhaeus­ er Corporation in Tacoma ; and Dr. Ray Petry of Lacey, Wash. , r e t i r e d p r o f e s so r of c h u r c h history a t Duke University. (Social Sciences) D r . Jorgen Dahlie , professor of education, University of British Columbia ; E a r l D r y d e n , p r e s i d e n t of Tacoma Commercial Bank ; and E d n a G o o d r i c h of S e a t t le , administrator of the King County J u v e n i l e C 0 u r t J u v e.Jl i l e Rehabilitation Program. ( N a t u r a l S c ie n c e s ) D r .

R i c ha rd Baerg , Tacoma p hy s i c i a n ; D r . Carl Bennett, s e ni o r r e se a rc h s c i e n t i st at Battelle Human Mfairs Research Center in Seattle ; Dr. Richard Blandau, professor in the Uni­ versity of Washington School of Medicine Department of Biologi ­ ca l S t r u c t u r � ; D r . K e v i n Hamilton of Shelton, Wash. , ITT­ Rayonier research scientist ; Dr. Hellyer ; and Dr. Lloyd Nyhus, surgeon-in-chief, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois. Chicago. (School of Business Administr­ ation ) Robert Gerth of Tacoma. p r e s i dent of U . S . Computers, I n c . ; William Gregory of T a coma , m an ag i n g p a r tner , K n i gh t , V a l e a n d G r e g o r y , C PA ' s ; D r . Robert J aedicke , associate dean of the Graduate School of Business, Stanford Uni­ v e r s it y , Palo A lto ; A r c h i e Kovanen of Tacoma, president of Monitor Products, Inc. ; Norman Lorentzsen of St. Paul, Minn. , president of Burlington Northern t ra n s portation divisio n ; Kurt Mayer of Tacoma, president of Mayer Built Homes, Inc. ; Dr. George Wade of Seattle, pres­ i de nt of B ra d y I n t e r n a tional L umber Inc . ; Daniel Ward of Seattle, director, region 10, U.S. Small Business Administration ; and David Fisher, Weyerhaeuser executive vice-president for in­ ternational relations. ( S c hool of E du c ation ) D r . A r t h u r Anderson o f Tacoma, vice-president of Concr e t e Technology Inc. and senior vice­ president of ABAM E ngineers, Inc. ( School of Fine Arts ) Mrs . Alfred Aus of Santa Barbara, president of Oregon Typewriters ; Mrs . Nathalie Brown, Tacoma fine arts patron ; Dr. Louis Bruno of Olympia, retired Washington state superintendent of schools ; Dr. Joseph Brye , professor of music at Oregon State Universi­ ty, Corvallis ; Loren Denbrook of T a c o m a , e x e c u t i v e v i c e­ p re s i d e n t of U n i te d Mutu a l Savings Bank ; Bill G i l l of Tacoma, president o f Bill Gill L incoln-Mercury ; Micki H e m s t a d , O l y m p i a fine arts patron ; Dr. Hans Lehmann, Seat­ tle physician ; and Dr. Joseph W h e e l e r of P o r t T o w n s e n d , W a s h . , e x e c u tive director of Centrum Foundation. ( Sc h o o l of N u r s i n g ) M r s . D o rothy G r e n l e y of Tacoma, president of St. Joseph Hospital Volunteer Association ; Dr. Orvis H ar r e l s o n o f S e attle, W e y e rh a e u s e r public h e a l t h physicia n ; D r . K a t he rine Hoffman, professor emeritus of

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Dr. David Hellyer n u r s i n g a n d a s s i s ta nt vice­ president for health affairs at the University of Washington ; and August vonBoecklin of Tacoma, v i c e - c h a i rman of Great Northwest Federal Savings and Loan Association. ( School of Physical Education) Dr. Edith Betts, professor in the W o m e n ' s Phy sical E ducation Department at the University of Idaho i n Mo s cow ; Dr. Ralph M arx, Tacoma physician ; and D r . R o g e r Wiley of Pullman, W a s h . , c h a i r m a n of the Department of Men's Physical Education at Washington State University . ( Ge n e ra l ) E arl E c k st r o m , president of Earl E . Eckstrom, Inc . , in Seattle ; George Galla way of San Francisco, retired pres­ ident of Crown Zellerbach In­ ternational ; Douglas Gonyea of Tacoma, member of the Puget Sound National Bank board of directors ; George Lagerquist of T acoma, president of GALCO Wood Products Inc. ; and Howard Scott of Tacoma, president of Un­ ited Mutual Savings Bank. ( Ho nor a r y ) O le Algaard of N e w Y o r k C i t y , N o r w e gian A m b a s s a d o r to the U n i t e d Nationals ; Krzysztof Penderecki o f K r a k 0 w , P o l a n d , i n­ ternationally-known composer, conductor and teacher ; Hans Skold, Swedish Ambassador to Columbia ; and Soren Sommerfelt of Washington, D.C. , Norwegian Ambassador to the United States.

A series o f c ntinuing educa­ tion programs directed toward registered nurses, particularly b a c c a l a u r e a te g ra d u a t e s i n s ou thwest Washington, will be offered later this year by the PLU School of Nursing. Courses pla nned include Stress Managment ; Food : Where Nutri­ tion, Culture and Politics Meet ; N ursing Assessment : Effecting C h a n g e T h r o u gh the Nursing Process ; Continumg Health Plan­ ning ; Nursing Management ; and a series of seminars offered in cooperation with the School of Business Administration. A ccording to program coordinator Carolyn Schultz, the p r o g r a m is committed to the absolute value of human growth and development and individual self-fulfillment. The courses are accredited by the W a s h in gto n State Nurses Association continuing education recognition point system. The first progra m , Nursing A s s e s s me n t , w i l l begin in January. For further information concerning the program series, contact Ms. Schultz at the PLU School of Nursing.

Asst. Director of Financial Aid Named Kristin Wolfram Blancett has been appointed assistant director o f f i n a ncial aid at P a cific Lutheran University. Ms. Blancett will be in charge of the PLU student work study p ro g r a m and w i l l share in responsibility o f administering over $3 million in federal, state and university funds earmarked for student financial assistance this year, according to Al Perry, director of financial aid at PLU. A graduate of Dennison Uni­ versity in G ranville, Ohio, Ms. Blancett holds a master' s degree in student personnel from Ohio State University, where she held a two-year graduate assistant­ ship. She has previously served in financial aid offices at the Uni­ versity of Cincinnati, Seattle Uni­ versity a n d S e a t t l e P a c i f i c College.


In trying to crystallize a phrase w h i c h would c haracterize the effects of events of the past year at Pacific Lutheran University, I keep returning to the words, "in­ creased visibility . " "Visibility," as Webster defines it, is the "state o r q u a l i t y of b e i n g s e e n . " Because we are an academic in­ stitution with clear standards of exc e ll e n c e , I a m k e e n l y i n ­ terested i n both the quality and the s ate of that visibility. This year there has emerged a sharp awareness that we are an expanding universit y - yet not in the traditional sense of expan­ sion . That is, e are not e x pe riencin g major increases in numbers of students or faculty, or a p ro l i f e r a t i o n of a d d e d curricular offerings . We are in­ creasing and exp nding, howev­ er , our sphere o f recognition in area w e h av � n o t rea c he d before, as well as enhancing our communications among familiar constituents . On a campus-wide basi , w e are increasing our knowledge and perception of what we consider "quality education" in term s of teaching and le arni n g a n d i n t e r m s of d e s i red facili ties to accompli sh that goal. Permeat­ ing our dialog on the determina­ tion of tangible needs, is analysis of t h e compo nents and relationships that make up the " q u a l i t y o f l i f e " a t P a ci f i c Lutheran University. I n my own travels and m e e ti n gs a c ro s s t h e P a ci f i c N or thwe st , I have been e nc oura ge d - and , I confe s s , delighted - to receive unsolicited comments from professionals as well as lay people regarding the tature of our graduates. For in­ stance , an educational a dmin i s t r a t o r i n A l a s k a a n d another in Montana mentioned in conversation that when openings occur, applications from PLU alums are the first to be con­ s i d e r e d and hir e d . B u s i n e s s leaders have t o l d me t h a t our business administration graduates rank among the top e m p l o y m e n t p r o s p e c t s . The same is true, for example, of our nursing, music, physical educa­ tion majors and others. This kind of a c knowledgment, i n m y j u d g m e n t , i s p ro f o u n d l y i m ­ portant. How our graduates are

perceived and accepted in the job market, where comparison and c o mpeti t i o n a r e i n t e n s e l y selective, gives credibility to the soundness of our academic and professional programs. A surprising number of alumni retain an active interest in their alma mater. There is constant g rowth in the voluntary establishment of alumni chapters across the nation, broadening our base of support and bringing the PLU story to their communities. These chapters not only participate in financial support, b u t offer t he i r s e r v i c e s f o r organization of successful visits by PLU staff. I n addition, our alums are a dependable source of student recruitment. Their loyal­ ty and productive involvement are deeply appreciated. I h a v e f o u n d a w a r m a nd encouraging outpour i n g of g o o d w i l l a m a n g t h e c 0 n­ gr e gation s of the P a c i f i c Nort hwest. Visits and speaking e ngage m e n t s i n d o z e n s of churches, together with personal calls made to my office and a flow o f letters, affirm that we are sust a ined by the intere s t a n d backing of the members of the church. For that we continue to be grateful and reciprocate our con­ cern and servic e . Since approximately half of our student body claims affiliation with the L u t h e r a n C h u r c h , t h e c o n­ gregations are a stabilizing and dependable factor in our student enrollment. To enlarge our out­ reach and provide useful interac­ tion, we have initiated a program of having a member of each con­ gr e g a t i o n s e r v e a s a r e p ­ resentative for PLU. The campus c o m munity has been engaged over the past year in the c o m m on t a s k of s e l f ­ e x a mination - a nd gaining a deeper understanding of e a c h other's needs . We realize that we are at a crucial crossroads in our hi story and development. Our residence halls are full and our facilities are at maximum utiliza­ tion . To a c c e p t s i g n i f i c a n t l y g r e a t e r n u m b e r s of students would be to strain our resources b e y o n d a c com modation, and, m o re i m po r t a n t l y , it w o u l d adversely affect the character of the Univer s i t y .· W i t h demographic data pointing to a reduction i n the coll ege age population i n the years ahead, over-expansion could result in serious financial setbacks in the future.

D i a l o g and research have ta k e n p l a c e a m o n g t h e i m ­ mediate constituents, specifical­ ly, among Regents, students, fa­ culty and staff, parents and the administration. Results of the studies to date strongly confirm that, above all, we share in the desire to preserve our uniqueness as a university dedicated to the h i g h e s t p o s s i b l e q u a l i t y of academic offerings , p r o v i d e d within a Christian context. Furth­ er, it was generally agreed that size of the student body is an im­ portant effector of the quality and character of life on the campus in the classroom, in opportunities f o r personal contacts with professors, and i n non-curricular activities. Employing a consult­ ing firm, M c Gr anahan and Associates of Tacoma, we have focused on our b a s i c c u r r e n t needs if w e are t o satisfy the re­ quirements of our existing prog­ rams. Although those needs are not at this w r i t i n g e x p l i c i tl y prioritized, expansion in quality rather than quantity has emerged as the keynote of our short-range plans. The Board of Regents, in forthcoming deliberations , based on the recom mendations of the administration, will m ake the final determination of the course that shall be set. The greatest and most reward­ i n g strengths that I have dis­ covered in my first full term as president are the people who are drawn to the institution as an in­ t e g r a l p a r t of it or t h r o u g h identification b y association. Just a few weeks ago, for instance, three well-known and esteemed members of the aviation industry - William M. Allen of The Boeing Company, Edward E. Carlson of United Airlines, Inc. , and Leif Eie of Scandinavian Airlines System - accepted our Distinguished S e r v i c e A w a rd . This kind of extended outreach in which we s eek to recognize outstanding citizens, honors the University as it honors the de serving recipients.

I ' v e c o m e to k now and appreciate not only the core uni­ versity c o m munity of e arnest students, motivated faculty , a strong administrative team and an able work force, but also the m e m b e r s of a v i t a l l y a c t ive Board of Regents, dynamic and influential colleagues, enthusias­ tic alumni, the Parents' Club, p a s tors, business le aders and friends in ever-widening circles. All of their combined efforts so m e t i m e s q u i e t a n d u n ­ r e c o gnized - cement the countless dimensions that make up the wholeness of the Uni ersi­ ty. Together we a r e e n g a g e d v i g o r o u s l y in a s s u r i n g t h e success of an enterprise that is h u m a ne and infinitely worth­ while. To all who assist us, we thank you most heartily, for we could not continue without your help. To those who value w hat we rep­ resent and would like to join us in a confident future, we welcome you ! I cannot conclude without a pe rsonal comment. M y family and I feel truly privileged to be at Pacific Lutheran University. It is far from a pollyanna existence. Rather, it is utterly realistic in that a particular kind of place is being forged by the deliberate in­ tent and hard work of intelligent, compassionate people. Problems abound, but solutions are found and differences resolved through reason and an underlying regard for others. We are proud to give our energies and resources to leading and strengthening such a place.

William O. Rieke, M . D . President


COMPOSITE PU,"TURE OF PLU

1976-77

Founding Date 1890

Ownersbip The American Lutheran Church

Control &: Management

Board of Regents, consisting of 30 members elected by A.L.C., L.C.A., Alumni Association, and Regents-at-large

EqroOment (1976-77). Full-time 2!n . Part-time 689 Total : 3261

Number of Faculty Full-time : 199 Part-time: 80 Total : 279

Student-Faculty Ratio 13: 1 Number of Employees 605

Number of Alumni 11,548

Operating Budget $l3,201,686

Total Gift Income $1,564,980 ( 1975-76)

Student Aid 52,900,000 Campus Size

48 buildings on 130 acres

Accreditation

Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education AmeriC811 Chemical Society National League for Nursing A merican Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Couucil on Social Work Education

College of Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities Division of Social Sciences Division of Natural Sciences School of Business Administration School of Education School of Fine Arts School of Nursing School of Physical Education Division of Graduate Studies

Academic Structure

Degrees Offered Baccalaureate Arts, Sciences, Business Administra­ tion, Artll in Education, Fine Arts, Music, B. Scie nce in Nursing, B . Sci­ ence in Medical Technology Masters E ducation, Humanities, Social Sci­ ences , B l aine s Ad m i nistra tion, M uslc , Natura l S ciences, Public Administration. The 26 academic areas include pre­ professional instruction in engineering, medicine , de n t i s try . l a w , m edical technology, parish work, pharmacy, soci. a l welfare, theology and urban affairs. In addition to majors derived from the departments, the Univel"8fty offers an inter-departmental cllllisics m ajor nd a special Environmental Studies Program.

Academic Charges (1976-77) Tuition : (32 hours at $84 per credi hour) Room & Board :

Total :

52688

$1300

$3988

Academic Program 4-1-4 calendar. Two 14-week semesters bridged by a four-week Interim.

N u mber of Volumes in Mortvedt Uln'ary 1Z7,S98

Officers President, William O. Rieke, M.D. Provost, Richard Jungkuntz, Ph. D. Vice President for Development, Luther Bekemeier, M. Div. V i c e P r e s i d e n t for F i n a n c e & Operations, Perry B. Hendricks, Jr., M.BA. Vice President for Student Life, Philip E. Beal, Ph. D. Executive Director, Collegium, Harvey J. Neufeld, B.A., B.D.

For further information about Pacific Lutheran University write or telephone . Office of Admissions, ext. 227 Office of Development, ext. 232 Office of University Relations, ext. 457 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 Telephone : (206) 531-@OO

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS In addition t o the day by day task of preparation, teaching and counseling, faculty members in a private institution such as Pacific Lutheran University determine the total curriculum and govern t h e m s e l v e s ( subj e c t to final a p p r o v a l of t h e B o a r d of Regents). Much productive time is spent in developing and im­ proving basic courses which will provide the students with a useful a n d e n r i c h i n g l i b e ra l a r t s background and equip them for professional service or further grad uate study. To ae mplish this goal, a core curriculum of certain specific courses serves as requirements for graduation. A year ago, an experimental alternative to the traditional core p rogram was launched. Identified as "Core II, " the con­ cept is to provide an integrated studies approach to liberal arts learning, achieving a wholeness t h a t w i l l s trengthen not only k nowledge , bot understanding. Course s are often ta ught by a team of professors, allowing ex­ plora tion of a subject or issue from several perspectives . This f a l l , 1 1 0 s t u d e n t s a re in t h e program. Funds are continually sought for special programs not possible through our own resources. Early this year, the National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $102,400 to PLU for development of a bio logy field laboratory. L and h a s been leased on the Olympic Peninsula for construc­ tion of a laboratory and living quarters for students and faculty o n e x t e n d e d field trip s . The la b o r a t o r y w i l l s e rv e as a resource to both PLU and the c o m m u n i t y . T h e p r o gr a m , e m p h a s i z i n g t h e s c i e n t i fi c method of " learning by doing" will allow research on animals a n d p l a nt s i n t h e i r n a tural settings. The grant also funds a boat equipped with special in­ s truments for conducting biolog i c a l and oceanographic studies on Puget Sound . Another federal grant was awarded by the U. S . Office of E d u cation ' s Fund for the Im­ p rov e me nt of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE ) . This fund, in t h e a mount of $60 ,000, makes possible a three-year social sci­ ences program, enabling faculty members from that division to develop i ntegrated approaches to social problems. Training, study and experienc will be geared to i mproving the decision-making skills of students. Intense study of issues dealing with public policy w i l l e n a b l e students to be equipped to contribute responsib­ ly to their communities in civic and social matters. T he same FIP$E grant h a s provided financial support for the esta blishment of the Center for t h e S t u d y of P u blic Poli c y .

Students have been awarded in­ ternships and will research such projects as the purposes of feder­ a l a n d s t a t e a g e n c i e s , e m­ ployment qualifications, a modu­ lar schedule for social studies, and coordination of a symposium on food and world hunger. This last year, PLU became the o n l y p r i v a t e c o l l e g e i n t he northwest to earn professional a ccreditation for its master ' s d e g r e e pro gra m in bu si n e s s administration. Granted by the A m e r i c a n As sociation of Col­ legi te Schools of Bus iness, only six private schools west of the Great Plains and only 200 in he nation, hold sim i lar accredita­ tion. The closest are Stanford and B ri g h a m Young Uni versi ties. Accreditation i s granted follow­ ing proven adherence to a set of bigh standards and maintenance o f s p e c i f i c c u r r i c u l a r r e­ quirements. The AACSB evalua­ tion report indicated that tbe PLU program well exceeds minimum p e r s o n n e l s t a n d a r d s r e­ q u i r e m e nt s . The program is s u p p o r t e d by 1 8 fu I - t i m e m e m e r s , all of whom ho l d doctor's degrees, and the average class size is 22 students. Students e s p e c i a l l y ben e fi t f ro m accreditation. Agencies such as s ta t e boards of a ccountancy, federal agencies and others who recruit business graduates typic­ ally view AACSa accreditation as a standard of excellence. Our Music Department, which h a s dr a wn s tu d e n t s who are music majors in such numbers that they exceed the comparable department at the University of Wa shington, is gearing up for master' s degree accreditation evaluation this next year. With a solidly qualified faculty and a wide range of offerings , we are hopeful of achieving that goal. Three faculty members over the p a s t y ear have published books. Drs. Stanley L. Brue and D o n a ld R . Wentworth of our E co n o m i c s D e p a rt ment col­ laborated in the writing of a t e x t b o o k e n t itled Economic Scenes : Theory in Today's World

( P r e n t i c e -H al l ) . D r . R o b e r t Stivers from the Department of Religion publisbed The Sustaina­ ble Society (Westminster Press . ) Richard Jungkuntz Provost


CON­ TRIBUTORS

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

The f o l l o w i n g l i s t of c o n ­ tributors covers the period of the 1975-76 Fiscal Year - June 1 , 1975 May 31, 1976. ( Pledges will be credited to­ ward the year in which they are actually paid . ) Q Q Club (Gifts to the Annual Fund of $240 - $999 ) F Fellow (Gifts to the Annual Fund of $ 1 ,000 or more)

I n recent �Tears, as PLU has grown in numbers of students, in­ flationary pressures have caused tuition and other fees to increase rather dramatical l y . We f i n d ourselves, a t this point i n time, a medium-sized institution and are n o l o n g e r a s m all colle ge. Amounts of financial resources to b e m a n aged, n u m bers of em­ ployees to support the academic p rogram have all added to the sheer complexity and challenge of management. A comparison might be made b e t w e e n PL U and the corner grocery store . Both were once s m a l l and r e l a t i v e l y u n c om­ plicated to manage . Both have n o w g ro w n s u b s t a n t i a l l y in sophistication, complexity and, not incidentally, in service to our customers ( the students ) . Both r e q u i r e f a r d i f f e r e n t m a n­ agement styles today than even a few years ago. PLU has been very conscious of its need to be efficient in order to hold costs within the level "tolerable" to our students . To do this, the administrative systems w e u s e re quire continual ref i n e m e n t , u p d a t i n g a n d stream lining. Presently we are devoting a significant amount of effort toward "systems improve­ m e nt s . " S p e c i f i c g o a l s a n d detailed objectives of departments and systems are b e i n g re- e v a l u a t e d . Problem areas are identified and t h e n p r i o r i t i e s are a s s i g n e d for diagno sing a n d correcti n g t h e causes o f the problems. Our management team works together very well. The yardstick of our admini s trativ e a c c o m ­ plishments i s usually manifested by a comparison between PL U and other similar institutions. In this regard we compare favorab­ ly in n u m bers of e m ployee s, dollars of expenditures, and abili­ ty to support a quality university. A l l of t h e s e " b a c k g r o u n d e xe r c i s e s " o r " attention t o detail" have been thoroughly con­ s idered as we prepare for our n e x t s t e p s in i m p rov i n g o u r campus facilities t o support even higher quality education. T h e s ta f f , t he p l a nt a n d t h e m an­ agement is in good shape to tackle w ith vigor and enthusiasm the projects and the objectives as we proceed into the last half of this decade.

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Mr. John M . Aaberg MlM Odven J. Aakre RIM Harold E Aalbue MIM Gerhard Aasen ABAM Engineers, Inc. Q DIM Harry Adams Mrs. Lamma Adams MIM Henry Adolf Mr. Ronald G. Ahre MlME.L. Ahrendt MIM Eddie Ahrens MIM Bruce Alexander Mr. Fred Alexanderson Ms. Linda J. Allen Alsco LinenSupply MIM Chris Amend MlMNealW. Amend American Association of Retired Persons Parkland/Spanaway Chapter American Lutheran Church American Lutheran Church Foundation Dr. Bruce M. Amy Anacortes Community Theater, Inc. Arthur Andersen " Co. Foundation MIM Mark E. Andersen Dr. Arthur R. Anderson MIM Bernard E. Anderson Q F MIM Charles Anderson DIM Charles D. Anderson Q MIM Donald E. Anderson Q Mr. Gerald D. Anderson Q F MIM Gustaf Anderson Q MlMH.E. Anderson DIM John C . Anderson MIM Joseph H. Anderson Mr. Richard H. Anderson Ms. SeIine Anderson Q

QF MlMT.W. Anderson MIM Kenneth D. Anenson Dr. Leo Annest Gifts from Anonymou8 Donors MIM L. Michael Appel MlM John L. Aram Q DIM George Arbaugh Q Armstrong's used Cars DIM Donald D. Arstein Artcraft Printing Q MlM Alvin G. Ash MIM Paul Askland Atlantic Richfield Founda­ tion QF MlMAIfredAus MlMG.E. Aust Q MlMWayne B . Axelson MIM Raymond Babcock Mr. John R. Backman Mr. Ron Backstrom Mr. Ronald E. Bacon Mrs. Singhild Baker M/M Thayne L. Baldwin Mrs. Elsa K. Ball M/M James C . Ball, J r . MIM Richard Ballew Q

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Dr. Stuart Bancroft MIM Charles Barbo Reverend Myron L. Barbour, Jr. MIM Vilis M. Barevics MIM Donald L. Barnard Mr. Eldon L. Barton Mr•. W. D. Bates, Jr. Mrs. Bertha Batker DIM Ken Batker Mr •. Arthur E. Bauer III Dr. Myra Baughman MlM Gerald C. Bayne Mr•. Ellen Beach DIM Philip Beal MIM Gary L. Beard MIM William Beck Mr. SamuelF. Beeker MIM Jerome R. Bender Mr. James O. Bendickson DIM Carl A. Bennett MIM Michael L. Benson Mr. Paul Benson MIM Richard Gerald Benson Dr. Paul Benton MIM Paul C. Bentson Mrs. earl Berg DIM David Berg MIM George D. Berg Mrs. John Berg Mr. Ronald S. Berg

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OPERATING STATEMENT June 1 , 1975

May 31, 1976

INCOME Student Tuition & Fees Endowment Income Unrestricted Gifts & Grants Auxiliary Enterprises (dormitories, food, book store, golf course, U ni versity Center) Other Sources (student aid, research grants, misc . , etc . ) Total Income EXPENSES AND TRANSFERS Instruction Academic Support (Library & Adm inistration) General Institutional ( insurance, telephone, etc. ) Student Development Public Affairs Physical Plant Operation Student Aid Auxiliary Enterprises Other Expenses Increase in Fund Balances Applied on Previous Deficit Non-Cash Transfers Total Expenses and Transfers Excess ( used for debt reduction)

1975-76

1974-75

$7,344,669 57,258 447,856

$6,500,956 49,653 450,285

2,968,376

2,663,615

1 , 147 ,202

855,124

$11 ,965,361

$10,519,633

$4,728,287

$3,73 1 ,429

480,482

325,295

1 ,312,608 787,423 30,013 704,683 1 ,077,240 2,849,290 132,098 7,064 -0(l55,618)

1 , 131 ,866 717,943 200,549 623, 146 792,079 2,589,541 77,321 157,430 1 10,718 -0-

$11,953,570 $ 1 1 ,791

$10 ,457,317 $62,316

5-31-76

5-31-75

BALANCE SHEET ASSETS Current Fund Endowment Fund Plant Fund Student Loan Fund Agency & Other Fund

$1,415,019 1 ,234,675 23,779,174 3,509,968 266,634

$1 ,332, 126 1 , 178,562 23,538,583 3,281 ,875 230, 141

$30 ,205,470

$29 ,561,287

LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCES Current Fund Endowment Fund Plant Fund Student Loan Fund Agency & Other Fund

$1 ,415,019 1 ,234,675 23,779,174 3,509,968 266,634

$1 ,332, 1 26 1 , 178,562 23,538,583 3,281,875 230, 141

Total Liabilities & Fund Balances

$30 ,205,470

$29,561 ,287

Total Assets

WHAT IS PLU WORTH ? Assets Liabilities Fund B alances ( net worth)

1976

1975

$30.2 million $29.6 million $10.2 million $10.3 million $20 .0 million $19.3 million Perry B. Hendricks, Jr. Vice President - Finance and Operations and Treasurer


DEVELOPMENT What is there that will interest and intrigue our friends in the y e a r -e n d r e p o rt of the Development Office ? I wondered when asked to pen a few words. Many people may avoid the dis­ cussion of money. However, as the Vic e P re s i d e nt of Development for one week, may I present my reflections upon what I have found at this university. People a:-e primary : people who are learnin g ; people who are growing spiritually ; people who make this all possible through their generous support. Faculty, students, the administration and all members throughout the PLU commu nity have extended a warm hand of welcome to me. I am eager to dig into the work - the challenge - we have ahead of us. This challenge will be met by people - our friends, alumni, fa­ culty, students, parents, a d m i n i s t r a t o r s , a n d organizations of people. So this report is really about the people w h o e x p r e s s t h e m s e l v e s in numerous ways inclu ding c o n ­ tributions o f dollars to the uni­ versity. Here is what some of my colleagues in the Development Office have to s a y a b o u t t h e efforts of many people during the 1975-76 fiscal year. PLU's body of supporters in­ cludes more members each year. In fact, the number of donors in our PLU fa mily increa sed b y o ver 40% i n the 1975-76 fiscal year. The s e f r i e n d s , a l u m n i , parents, as well as corporations, fou n d a t i o n s a n d g o v e r n m e n t sources contributed $1 ,834,135 in gift s and grants accord i n g t o D avid B er n t s e n , D irector of Development. The Alumni are vital in any uni­ versity program . Other donors look for alumni support as a sign of institutional strength. The PLU alumni contributed $126,416 in 1975-76. This 50% increase over the previous year is one of PLU's growing strengths. I n addition, the number of alumni donors in­ creased from 784 to 1030. We com­ m e n d t h i s p r o g re s s a n d the percentage of alumni supporting P LU . However, our 10% participation level ranks below the national average of 19% . The immediate challenge to the alumni is to complete the $500,000 New Directions three-year prog­ ram by May 31, 1977. We are very near, and yet the last mile may be the harde s t . P ledges and gifts totaled $356,000 at the end of the last fiscal year, M a y 3 1 , 1976. U n d e r t h e l e a de r s h i p of E d Larson, Alumni gifts reached the $390,000 .mark by November, 1976. It will take an all-out effort and interest in fund raising to sprint to the finish. •

F r i e n d s of the U ni v e r s it y , ( no n - a l u m n i i n d i v i d u a l s a nd o r g a n i z at i o n s ) c o n t r i b u t e d $172,109 in 1975-76. Our rate of in­ crease � 27% in dollars and 67% i n n u m b e r o f donors - looks healthy here also. Because PLU is more than just another educational institution , having a spiritual as well as an academic m i s s i o n , w e a re g e n u i n e l y p l e a s e d when con­ gregations choose to j oi n o u r efforts through financial support. The 53% increase, bringing con­ gregational gifts to $25,371 , and the p a r t i c i p a t i o n of 77 c o n ­ gregations was very encouraging last year. We believe this rep­ resents the start of a renewed enthusiasm among our church p eople that i s helpful and im­ portant to the university. We look forward to growth in this area. The major organization that unites PLU's contributors is the Q Clu b . Individua l s a n d o rganizations that give $240 or more annually t o the A n n u a l Fund become members of the Q Club. The dedication and work of the Q Club officers m ake this organization succe s s f u l . L . E . Skinner, M . D . , former President of the Q Club, reported that more t h a n t w o n e w m e mbers each week joined the organization dur­ ing the 1975-76 fiscal year. This addition of 120 members brought Q Club participation to high level of 553 by May 31 , 1976. At the time of this writing, Clarence G rahn, Q Club Pres­ ident 1976-77, reports 631 m e m b e r s . O f th e s e , 1 0 4 a r e Fellows o f the u niversity, con­ tributing $1000 or more. These Q Club gifts provide the essential dollars which make the difference between an average education and a quality educ a ­ t i o n . T h e se gifts p rovide s cholarshi p s , p a y l i g h t b i l l s and pu rcha s e b o o k s for t h e library. The very life of the Q C l u b depends upon dedicated officers who volunteer their time . W e w el c o m e C l a r e n c e G ra h n a s President, Dale Dillinger a s Vice President, and Thora Harmon as Secretary-Treasurer for the 197677 fiscal year.

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In the corporation and founda­ tion arena, 1975-76 was a year of establishing contact s , broaden­ ing the base of contributors, and increasing support. Direc t corporate gifts, including match­ ing gifts, increased $7407 over the 1974-75 period. More significant­ ly , the n u m b e r of g i v e r s i n ­ c re a s e d 8 1 % f r o m 7 6 t o 1 3 8 . Foundation income rose sharply, from $13,701 in 1974-75 to $67,385 in 1975-76. The Wheatridge Founda­ tion and Ben B. Cheney Founda­ tion made significant special pro­ jects possible. H a v i n g j o i n e d t h e Development staff on a full-time basis mid year in 1975-76, Jane Shanaman, D i rector of Special Giving Progra m s , reports that major efforts in the 1976-77 year will be directed toward increas­ ing corporate support for special projects and especially general u niversity operations. I n addi­ tion, PLU is now in a position to seek grants from major national fou ndations . L o c a l c o r p o r a t e leaders have been most helpful in that effort . May I close by remarking that as a new observ e r , I s e e t h e essential ingredients for the mak­ ing of a great university. PLU has a strong academic program, in­ spiring and capable leadership, dedication to values, and a grow­ ing base of people who are con­ cerned and committed to PLU . Join us in creating the future.

TOTAL GIFTS AND GRANTS (By Source ) 1975-76 Fiscal year SOURCE TOTAL

1 . Alumni $126,680 2. Friends 172, 190 3. Church ( ALC ) a. Synod-current ( DCUS approp . ) 204,931 b . Congregations 25,371 c. Organizations 280 4. Church ( LCA & Other) 9,244 5. Corporations and Firms a. Direct 65,278 39,143 b . Indirect 6. Organizations other than the Church 6,112 7. Foundations 67,385 8. Government a. Federal 986,894 b. State and Local 130,627

TOTALS

$1,834,135

Luther Bekemeier Vice President for Development

Ma . Lois M . Bergerson MIM Howard Bergum Mr. Warren Berl Mr. Mark Twain Berlow .Q MIM David Berntsen .Q MIM Henry Berntsen MIM Rodney Berntsen RIM Jim Berentson Reverend Oliver Berven MlMWilliam Berwold Q Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline · Seanle, WA Q Bethlehem Lutheran Church . Portland, OR Bethlehem Lutheran Church . Seanle,WA Ms. Marguerite G. Biederman Mr. Gary Bierwagen MIM Charles W. Billingsley MIM J. Robert Bills Q Miss AnnabeUe Birkestol Q Miss Grace Birkestol Mrs. BerneW. Biteman Mrs. John L. Bjorkstam Q MIM Clarence Black Q Mrs. S.K. Blackwood Q Miss Grace Blomquist Mrs. Doug Boleyn Q MIM Marvin O. BoUand Ms. Ingeborg Bolstad Dr. O.A. Bolstad DIM Ralph A. Bolstad DIMPaul E. Bondo Q MlMTbomas E. Bondo MIM George H. Bonneville MIM Charles J. Boone Miss Norma Borglord MIM Dave Bork Mrs. Emily Borling Reverend Richard Borrud Mr. AbrahamJ. Botnick Ma. Mildred Boyle Mrs. Arthur R. Bower" Mrs Paul E. Boynton Q RIM Paul Braafladt MIM Philip Braafladt MIM Walter T. Braanadt Mr. Angelo J. Bragato A.M. Branam Tool Company Mr. S. Michael Branarn Reverend Ono Henry Brandt MIM Robert J. Bras. Mrs. Freda Braun Q MIM Tbeodore B. Breeze Mrs. H.M. Breidenbach MIM Charles M. Brennan MIM Hjalmar Brevig Mr. J. Arnold Bricker Ma. Cheryle L. Briggs Major Rita Brillhart DIM James Brink Ms. Ruth Brittian MIM Herman Broeker DIM Joe Broeker DIM Alan D. Brooks Q Mrs. Richard W. Brooks Mrs. SheldonBrooks MlM Timothy F. Brooks MlM WilliamK. Brooks MIM Harold E. Brotman Brown & Haley Mrs. Earl Brown QF MIM Samuel H. Brown MIM Arthur W. Brunner Mr. Charles E. Brunner Mrs. Donald A. Brunner Q RIM Louis F. Brunner MlMNeil R. Bryant MIM Roy Bryant Mr. CarIH. Brynestad MIM Kenneth W. Brynestad Q MIM Erhardt Buchfinck Q Buck & Sons Tractor Q Company MIM John A. Buckner Miss Mable Buli Q Burgoyne and ASSOCiates, Inc. Ms. Mildred M. Burke Burlington Lutheran Q Church, Burlington, WA Ms. Fay E. Burnett Mr. Harold Burress Ms. Norita Burson Dr. H.I. Burtness Mr. Michael W. Burton MlMJohn F. Buss MIM John R. Bustad · Q Puyallup

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THE COLLE GIUM Dr. David Hellyer, a Tacoma p h y s i c i a n a nd fou n d e r o f Northwest Trek, was elected the first general chairman of The Col­ legium at the recently held Col­ legium annual meeting. The elec­ t i o n 0 f t h e' c h a i r m a n a n d appointment of chairpersons for each of eight Advisory Councils successfully culminated a l o n g and careful process by which the Board of Regents instituted this new program. The Collegium consists of eight Advisory Councils corresponding to the major units of the Uni­ v e r sity. The Collegi u m , three years in the making, represents a c o m m i t m e n t to the idea that citizen participation in the affairs and the planning of the U niversi ty is essential for he days ahead . M e mbers of the Advisory Councils, known as Colle a gues , include both community and na­ tional leaders and distinguished p e r s o n s f r o m v a r i o u s c o n­ s t i t u e n c i e s s u c h a s p a r e nt s , alumni, businessmen and nation­ ally known educators. Generally the Colleagues assist the University in the planning and r e a li z a t i o n of significant and ti mely , short and l o n g r a n g e educational programs. Specific­ ally, the Regents outlined four f u n c t i o n s for the C olleagues . They are : 1 ) To p r o v i d e a n d m a k e a v ­ ailable t o Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity the benefits of Colleagues' experience and influence in both an advisory and active capacity. 2) To aid and augment the com­ m unication of University activities and the on-going educa­ t i o n a l p r o g r a m s of P a c i f i c Lutheran University . 3) To develop, in cooperation with the University faculty and administration, and other proper­ ly constituted au thorities of the U n i v e r s i t y , p r oj e c t s a n d activities which contribute to the future development of the institu­ tion. 4) To seek and solicit funds, espe­ cially endowments, to be used to foste r , encourage a nd develop educational progr a m s a n d facilities exclusively in the in­ terest of Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity. Advi sory Councils are n o t expected to determine academic policy. Ho wever the combined knowledge and e x p e r i e n c e o f their membership will b e a n in­ valuabl e resource to the Deans , D i rectors and D i v i s i o n a l Chairpersons. The first annual meeting of The Collegium was held in October w i t h 3 2 of t h e 5 2 m e m b e r s p re s e n t . E a c h o f the major academic units met with the Col­ l e a g u e s f o r a v a l u a b l e i n­ terchange of ideas. Members of the Advisory Councils are elected for terms of three years, and are n o m i na ted by faculty, Regents and inte r e s t e d i nd i v i d u a l s .

Criteria for naming of Colleagues were established by the Regents and include these qualifications : 1 ) A Colleague s hould b e rec­ ognized as a n influential local, regional or national leader in his or her p rofession, b u s i ne ss or society. 2) A Colleague should be willing to share in the responsibility of generating financial support for the overall University program and have concern for the role of private higher education in our society. 3) A Colleague should be an in­ dividual who is in sympathy with the goals of the University and whose membership in The Col­ legium will bring a constructive and positive contribution to the University. The process of nomination is coordi nated by the Execu t i v e D i r e c to r o f The C o l l e g i u m through the President ' s offic e . Upon election b y the Board of R e g e n t s t h e C ol l e a g u e s a r e a p p o i n t e d to ap propriate Advisory Councils. E ach Council will eventually consist of ten to fifteen members. The Collegium will meet annually in the fall of each year. The membership list follows . COLLEAGUE ADVISORY COUNCILS November 15, 1976

College of Arts and Sciences

Humanities M r s . F l o r e nce V. Buck, Tacoma · In­ terior decorator D r . W a l t e r C a p p s , S an t a B a r b a r a , California - Director of R e l i giou s S t u d i e s , University o f California, Santa Barbara R ev . L a V e r n e H . N e l sen, Seattle Clergyman M r . H a rold Nelson, Tacoma - Retired Treasurer, Weyerhaeuser Corpora­ tion Dr. Ray Petry, Lacey - James B. Duke P r o f e s s o r E m e r i t u s of C h u r c h History, Duke University Social Sciences Dr. Jorgen Dahlie, Vancou v e r , B . C . P rofes sor, Education Department, University of British Columbia. Mr. Earl Dryden, Tacoma - President, Tacoma Commercial Bank M r s . E d n a Goodrich, Seattle Administrator, King C o u n t y Juvenile Court, Juvenile Rehabilita­ tion Program. D r . O rv i s H a rrelson, Seattle Weyerh a e u s e r C o m p a n y , P u b l i c Health Physician Dr. Martin E . Marty, Chicago Professor, Divinity School, Universi­ ty of Chicago

Natural Sciences Dr. Richard D . Baer g , T a c o m a Physician D r . C a rl B e n n e t t , S e a t t l e - S e n i o r Research Scientist, B attelle Human Affairs Research Center D r . R i c h a r d J . B l a n d a u , S e a t t le Professor, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington School of Medicine Dr. Kelvin Hamilton, Shelton - Research Scientist, ITT-Rayonier Dr. David Hellyer, Tacoma - Founder of Northwest Trek, Physician Dr. Lloyd Nyhus, Chicago - Surgeon-in­ Chief, Department of Surgery, Uni­ versity of Illinois, Chicago School of Business Administration M r . D a v i d M . Fisher, Tacoma - Vice P re s i d e n t f o r I n t e r n a t i o n a l Relations, Weyerhaeuser - Japan Mr. Robert Gerth, Tacoma - President, U . S . Computers, Inc. Mr. William R. Gregory, Tacoma - Man­ a g i n g P a r t n e r , K ni g h t , V a le and Gregory, CPA's Mr. Richard Hildahl, Tacoma - Partner, Ernst & Ernst, CPA's D r . R o be r t K. J ae d i c k e , Palo Alto Associate Dean, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Mr. Archie E . Kovanen, Tacoma - Pres­ ident, Monitor Products, Inc. Mr . Norm L o r e n t z s e n , S t . P a u l , Minnesota - President, Burlington Northern Transportation division Mr. Kurt R. Mayer, Tacoma - President, Mayer Built Homes, Inc. Dr. George A. Wade, Seattle - President, Brady I nternational Lumber, Inc. Mr. Daniel B. Ward, Seattle - Director, Region X, U. S. S m a l l B u s i n e s s Administration School of Education Dr. Arthur R. Anderson, Tacoma - Vice P r e s i d en t , C o n c r e t e T e c h nology, Inc . ; Senior Vice President , ABAM Engineers, Inc. School of Fine Arts M r . Alfred W. A u s , S anta B a rb a r a , C a l i fo r n i a - P r e s i d e n t , O regon Typewriters M r s . E s th e r A u s , S a n t a B a r b a r a , C a l ifornia - Former R e g e n t a n d Alumni Board member Mrs. Nathalie Brown, Tacoma - Active in promoting the Arts in the community Dr. Louis B ru n o , O l y m p i a - Retired Superintendent of Schools, State of Washington D r . J o s eph B r y e , C o r v a l l i s , O r e gon­ Profes s o r , M u s i c D e p a rt m ent , Oregon State University Mr. Loren Denbrook, T a c o m a E xecutive V ice President, United Mutual Savings Bank Mr. Bill Gill , Tacoma - President, Bill Gill Lincoln-Mercury Mr. Doug Gonyea, Tacoma - Member, Puget Sound National Bank Board of Directors Mrs. Micki Hemstad, Olympia - Active in promoting the Arts in the community Mr. George A . Lagerqui s t , T a c o m a President GALCO Wood Products, Inc. Dr. Hans Lehmann, Seattle - Physician Mr. Howard O. Scott, Tacoma - Pres­ ident, United Mutual Savings Bank Dr. Joseph Wheeler, Port Tow ns e nd E x e c u t i v e D i r ec t o r , C e n t r u m Foundation

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Harv y J . Neufeld Executive Director The Collegium


STUDE NT LIFE I n 1975-76 , t h e Stud e n t L i f e O ffice expanded i t s efforts to assist the PLU st udents in a u ­ gmenting their educational prog­ ram. This was done in a variety of ways to help students continue their personal development, and to e x p lore their goals for the future. Supporting these efforts to help students personalize their PLU experience were the more t raditional service functions of the Student Life Office, such as supervision of the on-campus liv­ ing environment, counseling, and the provision of student programs a nd a c t i v i t i e s . A d d i t i o n a l l y , members of the Student Life staff continued to serve in a teaching c a pacity, both in formal clas sroom i n s t r u c t io n a n d i n more informal situations. Innovations and Happenings

Student Life is continuously searching for m o r e e f f e c t i v e ways t o meet changing student needs. An in-house effort to more fully tap administrative talent resulted in the implementation of a n a d m i n i s t ra t ive planning system based o n management by objectives. This system fa c i l i t a t e d i n t e r o f f i c e c o m ­ m u n i c a t i o n a n d c o o p e r ation. Re s u l t i n g f r o m t h i s n e w approach to manageme nt was joint goal-setting and a united effort for increasing outreach to the PLU community. Planning took place during the year for an advising retreat to be held in fall of 1976 for all the freshmen enrolled in Core II. A g r a n t w a s r e c e i ved from the Danforth Foundation to fund the retreat, co-sponsored by Student Life and the faculty teaching the new core progra m . ( Core II is an integrated stu d i e s p r o g r a m which serves as an alternative to the usual core requirements for undergraduates . ) In November 1975, PLU hosted . the annual conference for deans of American Lutheran Church colleges. The meetings focused on common concerns of deans and faculty, as well as student personnel programs in progress at the various schools. The individual offices within Student Life sponsored a number of new or special programs. Care­ e r P l a n n i n g and Placement sponsored a Career Information D a y w h i c h i nc or p o r a t e d t h e efforts o f alumni and faculty in p roviding a c areer exploration experience for students. The Uni­ versity Center developed a new system of student paraprofe s ­ sional advisors for off-campus students. The U . C . also hosted a Regional G ames Tournament, the largest ever in the United States. From this event, a PLU student emerged as the national

doubles champion in Women' s Table Tennis. Women' s Aw arene ss Week, co-sponsored by Residential Life, Counse l i n g and Testing, and Career Planning and Placement, brought together a group of talented women for the purpose of putting PLU students in touch with their own potential and the opportunities available to them. Summary of On-Going Career Planning and Placement

T h e C a r e e r P l a n n ing and Placement Office offered opportunities for career and self exploration on an individual basis a nd t h r o u g h n u merous work­ shops a n d t r a i n i n g s e s s i o n s . P l a cement registrations were made by 212 seniors, and 364 other students a nd alumni scheduled appoint ments to work through their career plans. The office in­ itiated numerous contacts with f a c u l t y m e m b e r s a n d departments geared to heighten­ ing campus awareness for meet­ ing the career concerns of students within the basic liberal arts emphasis of PLU . The addi­ tion of a half-time staff member enabled the office to assist more s t u d e nt s . A graduate student practicum progr a m w a s strengthened and furthered the outreach of the office . Counseling and Testing Center

Counseling and Testing experienced a continued heavy d e m a n d for i t s s e r v i c e s a n d reached an overall greater numb­ er of students. Due, in part, to the increased number of outreach p rograms and worksho p s , the n u m b e r of i n d i v i d u a l appointments decreased slightly. Increased opport u n i t i e s f o r g r a d u ate students p ra ctically enabled the center to offer even­ ing service to PLU students. A new workshop offered this year was assertiveness training, and titles such as behavioral self­ m a n a g e m e n t and d e p re s sion were also included in the work­ s h o p offer i n g s . A d d i t i onally, several staff development work­ shops were organized in coopera­ tion with two other institutions in Tacoma. Foreign Students

For the first time this year, the Director for Foreign Students s upervised most contacts with foreign students apply i n g f o r admission. Inquiries came from 29 countries and 163 offers o f admission were made . A total of 72 students, including returning s t udents , actually en rolled . A pre-orient a t i o n pro g r a m w a s once again held i n the fall and the International Fair was sponsored later in the year.

Health Center

University Center

The Health Center a gain showed an increase in the number of students seen during the year. A successful program for provid­ ing clinical experience for nurs­ ing students was imple m ented . P h y s i c i a n c o v e r a g e w a s i n­ creased by 3% hours to 14 hours per week. For 1976-77, a full-time medex w a s hired, g r e a t l y i n ­ c reasing the primary care capability of the Center.

In November of 1975, the Uni­ versity Center ho sted an open h o u s e t o c e l e b r a t e i t s fifth anniversary . D u r i n g the f i v e years the C e nter, more than a building, has been a progra m designed to enrich the lives of all students and staff who come in contact w ith its alums and the outside communi t y . O v e r 1 3 0 community group meetings were accommod a t e d in 1 975-76 . I n addition, almost 3,000 university and student sponsored events and m eetings kept the Center a facilities busy. Twenty vis itin g .., lecture programs were attended by over 5,000 persons. The Summer Conference Program brought in numerous conventions, totaling 25 with over 5,000 delegates. Of particular i nterest w a s the first j oi nt Synod and D i s t r i c t meetings of the L . C.A. and the A . L . C . a nd other such diverse groups as the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, athletic camps, and the Wash i n gton State Grange. Overall for the 1975-76 year, the Student Life office continued and increased its orientation toward p ro g ra m m i n g for s t u dents' needs. This emphasis was man­ ifested not only in modifications of traditional services, but also in the increased number of outreach pr 0 g r a m s , a n d i n t h e i n volvement of undergraduate and graduate student assistan t s , i n p r o g r a m a n d f a c i l it y development. Philip E . Beal Vice President for Student Life

Learning Skills Service

The newest to the Student Life offi c e s , L . S . S . e xperienced a remarkable growth. The number of students as s isted increased 52% over the previous year, with more than 30% of the full-time students making use of the office a n average of six times each. Growth this year was particular­ ly s t r o n g in g roup activitie s , course help sessions, study skills mini-courses, and speed reading. In addition to these services, in­ dividual counseling sessions and both individual and group tutor­ ing sessions were offered. Minority Affairs Office

MAO successfully rejuvenated BANTU, the minority stude n t s ' organization, which went o n to sponsor Black Awareness Week, a month-long black art exhibit, and t h e T h i r d A n n u a l A f r o ­ American Pageant. A survey in­ strument was developed and the r e s u l t s a n al y z e d to a s s i st in identifying the needs of ethnic students and in evaluating the services offered. Residential Life

The office of Residential Life focused on improving residence hall living. New c urtains were p rovided for three dorms, new beds were obtained for Foss, and the University's cable television system was expanded into four additional dorms. More students than ever before requested housing and an over­ flow situation existed for f a l l s e m e s t e r . Extra d o r m rooms were pressed i nto service for student housing and furniture was rented for the initial overflow until changes could be worked out during the semester. Extensive training programs for residence hall staff were continued thi s y e a r w i t h s t a ff d e v e l o p ment credits offered for participation in any of a variety of workshops offered. New this year was an ap­ p licant retreat for finalists for residence hall position s . R e s i d e n t i a l L ife committees , especi ally the Judicial Board , s howed great improvement in c a r r y i n g o u t t h e i r responsibilities.

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