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Volume LVII No.1 Bulletin of Pacific Lutheran University/Alumni Association February 1977

A Unique Art T reasure


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A Unique Art Treasure 2

Focus On PLU Tomorrow 8

From Conflict To Campus 4

The Hills and Stones Speak 12

From Campus To Cloister 5

Dr. Hauge Honored 15

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BDDUaUy by


Latberan Ualveratty,

P.O. Box 2068,

Tacoma, Wash. �1. Sec:oad


postalle paid at TallOllUl,



A umque art treasure •


Circumcision mask, Bayaka tribe, An­ gola (23").

Fertility figure, Senufo tribe, Ivory Coast, pre­ sented to PLU five years ago (57")

Lehmanns Present African Art Collection to PLU A $14,000 collection of tribal African art has been donated to Pacific Lutheran University due primarily to an impression made upon the donors a decade ago. The unique selection of 10 origi­ nal works from west and central Africa were obtained by Dr. and Mrs. Hans Lehmann of Seattle during several visits into African bush country during the past 12 years. Until the donation to PLU was made, the artifacts were a part of the Lehmann's personal N i mba G a l l ery collection in Seattle. Dr. and Mrs. Lehmann first became associated with PLU in

Bronze starfs, Yoruba tribe, Nigeria (12")

Ancestor figure, Baluba tribe, Zaire (23")

Mask, Barnum tribe, Cameroon


1967 when the Robert Joffrey Ballet of New York City selected PLU for its summer residency prog r a m . At the t i m e , Dr. Lehmann was president of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Associa­ tion which helped sponsor the residencies. "We had a good look at PLU," Mrs. Lehmann recalls. "We saw that when PLU decided to do something they only went for the best; we were impressed with the quality of the university. When we decided to make a gift it seemed natural to give it to PLU." The Lehmann collection at PLU is expected to be the only one of its kind in the northwest open to the public, since the Nimba Gallery is operated essentially by appoint­ ment only. It will be dedicated on campus April 19. Both Dr. and Mrs. Lehmann have been influencial figures on the northwest fine arts scene s i nce the early '5 0's . M r s . Lehmann, a professional painter who has exhibited locally, nation­ ally and internationally, has also served as a teacher at Cornish School of Allied Arts in Seattle and as an art critic for both Seattle daily newspapers. Dr. Lehmann has served as president, chairman or director of virtually all of the major fine arts organizations in Seattle, including the Seattle Symphony, Municipal

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Art Commission, PNW Ballet As­ s o c i a t i o n , Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Cornish School. He was the founder of the Seattle Opera Association in 1962. In other fields, he was recently appointed to the University of WaslIington Board of Regents and to the PLU Collegium School of Fine Arts advisory council. The Lehmanns first began specializing in African art in 1964. Dr. Lehmann brought back sever­ a artifacts from his sojourn as a physician with the mercy ship "Hope" in Guinea. Mrs. Lehmann was immediate­ ly fascinated and inspir d. "In these pieces of art I could see what so s tron gly influenced major turn-of-the-century Euro­ pean artists," she said. "The word primitive is not always accurate since a good deal of African art has much sophistication." A s h o r t t i m e a f t e r Dr. Lehmann's return, Mrs. Lehmann went along on the next medical stint. Several more trips followed, strictly as art safaris to West Africa, which resulted in a collec­ tion of a few hundred objects. Mrs. Lehmann opened Nimba Gallery in 1968 in the upper part of the Lehmann home. Originally it was an educational venture with school and college groups of all kinds touring regularly. Gradual­ ly it evolved primarily into a commercial enterprise operated by appointment only as time de­ mands became too pressing. Most traditional, ceremonial

art made of wood in existence today is considered old if it was made more than 60 years ago, according to Mrs. Lehmann. Un­ protected, the artifacts are de­ stroyed by termites and humidity if left in Africa over longer periods of time. However, some African art made of wood pre­ se ved in European collections is

Dr. a nd M r s H a ns L ehma nn .

as much as 200 years old, she added, but if made of stone, b r o nze, or iv ory, it can be thousands of years old. Wooden artifacts, which com­ prise the bulk of African art, have been created primarily with an adze and a knife, then polished or finished with stones and leaves. In some tribes it was the blacksmith who made the pieces, in others it was a separate class group consi­ dered so closely allied with the spirit world that they were feared

and lived outside the tribal com­ pound. The works of art were an in­ tegral part of tribal life. The life force of the spirit world was encompassed in these objects and the belief in their effectiveness, when used ceremonially, w a s strong, she explained. The Lehmanns selected the pieces for the new PLU collection with thought toward what a start­ ing collection should be. "The pieces are recognizably charac­ teristic of definite areas," Mrs. Lehmann explained. The obje ts in the collection are from Sierre Leone, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola and Zaire. It is in West Africa and the Congo area that virtuaUy all traditional African art 's found. Just in the past six or seven years acquisition of authentic works has become much more difficult, Mrs. Lehmann com­ mented. So far she has been able to maintain the Nimba collection as the result of the vast number of contacts she has made over the years. "But as the tribes have entered the 20th century there is less need for the ceremonial articles," she observed. There are fewer of them and those that do exist are rapidly being purchased by col­ lectors and galleries throughout the world. The generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Lehmann thus gives PLU students and university visitors access to a unique art treasure.

Figure, Senufo Coast (57")



CongoIi mask, Me nde tribe, Sierre Leone (20")

Cover Agricultural figure, Bambara tribe, Mali (57") A nces t or figure, Basonge tribe, Zaire


"Chi-Wa r a" he a d­ dress, Bambara tribe, Mali (52")


From conflict to campus Medex Program Boosts PLU Health Services -

By Judy Davis When students visit the Pacific Lutheran University Health Cent­ er, usually they are examined by a Medex - a new breed of health practitioner who is a doctor's teammate. Strapping and friendly, Medex David M. Jones is among a select group of men and women who have been trained by the federal government to relieve physicians of many of their routine duties. "As 'medical extensions,' we enable the physicians to spend more of their time working in areas of patient care requiring their specialized training," exp­ lained the hirsute supervisor of the PLU Health Center. Like a l l M e d e x p r o g r a m graduates, Jones i s supervised by a physician who is legally respon­ sible for what he does. "I work with Dr. Terry Tisdale of Puyallup who comes to the campus twice a week; whenever I have a question about a patient, I contact him," said Jones, super­ visor of the center since last June. The PLU Medex explained there are hard and fast do's and don't's governing h i s respon­ sibilities. For instance, he cannot pre­ scrlbe medication without a doc­ tor's s ignature . Prima r i l y , a Medex gives initial physical ex­ aminations , decides what laborat­ ory te ts are necessary, performs minor surgery and refers patients to other services, if necessary. "As a Medex I mu t have the ability to say, 'I'm be ond what I know nd I need some help,' "said Jones. He admitted, ho ever, it is fru trating when i n a d e q u a t e knowledge limits the extent to which he can help patients. "But, as a Medex, I realize I am an assistant to a physician . . . not a substitute for him," said the graduate of the University of Washington. He received a de­ gree in history and zoology. Begun in the state of Washing­ ton in 1 969, the J.\,1 edex program

David Jones was set up to make use of a vast pool of medical knowledge availa­ ble among Vietnam War veterans who were medical corpsmen. Besides offering these vete­ rans an opportunity to work in health-care fields, the program also provided a solution to prob­ lems created by a shortage of doctors and increased demands for health-care services. Today, the Medex program in­ cludes not only medical corpsmen but also men and women who have had a variety of past medical experiences. Jones, for instance, has been a volunteer fireman in Bothell for

the past six years and volunteered for one night a week for two and one half years in the emergency ward at Stevens Memorial Hos­ pital, Edmonds. He also has worked in the U n i v e r s i ty of W a s h i n gt o n ' s School o f Medicine setting up classes for medical students. "I knew I could never attend

m e d i c a l s c h o ol b e c a u s e my grade s at the U niver s it y of W a s h i n g t o n w e r e not h i g h enough, s o I applied for the Medex p ro gram. That way, I could realize my desire to enter some phase of the medical field," said the father of a three-year-old boy. H e w a s one of 22 Medex trainees chosen from a field of 500 candidates. In June of 1 975, Jones began the y e a r - l o n'g M e d e x t r a i n i n g program at the U of W. That involved attending University of Washington classes for fou r months and gaining clinical ex­ perience for seven months in a family practice clinic in Bellevue. . At PLU the gregarious Medex has become a popular speaker in dormitories where he discusses such subjects as human sexuality ("Among college students there still is a great deal of mystery surrounding sex," he contends), preventative medicine. drug and alcohol abuse and general health care. A firm believer in patient edu­ cation, Jones makes certain the health center contains ample lit­ erature about subjects relating to emotional a nd physical well­ being. " I've discovered college stu­ dents are especially lacking in the ability to treat themselves and evaluate major and minor health problems . . . and how to prevent some problems in the first place simply through proper nutrition and getting adequate rest and exercise," said the Bothell resi­ dent. Jones said he always has de­ rived satisfaction from being as­ sociated wit h e me rge ncy and health-care fields. "It's sort of like being a volunte­ er fireman . . . once you've experi­ enced helping out at that first fire, you either quit or it gets in your blood. " "It's fascinating work."


campus to cloister By Jim Peterson .. 0 understand your own cul­ ture you should try to put yo r elf a deeply as possible into another culture," Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity professor George Walter advises his cultural anthropology students. The suggestion made a deep impression two years ago on Mark Crawford, a sophomore fr m Woodinville, Wash. This past fall he followed Walter's adv·ce to the letter, li iog for three months at a monastery near Burgos, Spain. His goal wa two-fold. "A Span­ ish course taught by St. John Robinson emphasized the impor­ tance of monasteries in all aspects of Spanish civilization," Crawford recalled. "That influenced my decision." He al 0 int n ed to research he 16th century Catholic Refor­ mation in Spain, an assignment given him by religion professor Dr. Kenneth Christopherson. Crawford chose La Abadia de Santo Domingo de Silos because it has one of the largest religious

libraries in Spain, over 100,000 volumes. How does a 21- ear-old Ameri­ can fare alone in a strange envi­ ronment, speaking a different lan­ guage and observing unfamiliar customs? "There definitely was 'culture shock,' " Crawford said. "The lan­ guage, because of my previous study. was the easiest, although you have to become familiar with the native expressions and us­ ages." He was astonished to discover before his visit was over that it was easier to think in Spanish than in English. It took him longer to adapt to the environm nt, "On the one hand, it's a q iet sacred atmos­ phere," he observed. "Th monks have chosen to live there because they want every facet of their lIves to be devoted to the glory of God. There is daily study worship and meditation. And there is total acceptance of Catholicism and the church hierarchy - church law is not subject to question. "At the same time it is a

Crawford, seated center, poses with brothers at Santa Domingo,


Mark Crawford dynamic, productive community, like a little city," Crawford con­ tinued. "It operates fantastically from a socio-economic stand­ point. They had potato fields, a flock of some 15,000 chickens, and a metal shop, Goods that weren't used at the monastery were sold to provide funds for other types of supplies. "Each monk has a trade spe­ cialty," he pointed out. "There is an accountant, a guest host, a mailman, janitors, agriculturists. But there is no status. Everyone, regardless of job or religious rank, is a 'brother.' " And there is outreach. The abbey is a popular tourist attrac­ tion, and townspeople come to observe the Mass, be ounseled, or simply to rest. The ordained priests travel to nearby towns to hold Masses on Sundays. Crawford observed that monks are often stereotype as persons who would have difficulty coping in the "outside world." He doesn't believe that is true of the monks he knew. "A lot of people want to join the abbey to get away from life," he said, "but they aren't accepted. Everyone there has to carry his weight. "They are very aware there is a

real world out there and they have daily dealings with it," he added. He pointed out that he had been instantly tabbed as "the expert on e v e ry t hing A m e ri c a n . T h e y wanted t o know what Ford and Carter are really like and what the election would mean in terms of direction and policy." Crawford's visit to Spain in October, November and early De­ cember was "a memorable life experience that did change my perspective," but it probably on't play a major role in his future. A biology major, he pre­ sently is 1 oking forward to a career in denistry. He'll skip school this spring for personal reasons but plans to omplete his senior year next year. P ofessor Christopherson felt that it served as a significant example for other students who might be interested in designing and arrying out, with faculty support, an academic project in a foreign country. A B o t hell High S chool graduate, Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Craw­ ford (9601 Crystal Lake Drive, Woodinville).


PLU Prof, Student Teach Music Basics To Eskimos .

Pacific Lutheran University musicians are beginning to ha�e an impact in isolated Alaska vll­ lages as a result of a fine arts program being offered by the state of Alaska. Last year Universit¥ Chorale director Edward HarmIC was the first to venture - he spent .the January Interim in an. ES!<:Imo village north of the ArctIc CIrcle, teaching music to students who

'77 Interim Offered Wide Range Of Experiences The eighth annual PLU Interim was one of the best ever. Features on these pages offer a glimp�e of the variety of classes and projects offered. In addition, there were two European ventures: art professor Lars Kittleson led a tour of Rome, Paris and London. History profs Drs. Philip Nordquist and Christ­ opher Browning covered the con­ tinent during a study of "the evolution of European civiliza­ tion." Dr. Art Martinson, history, led a group to Death Valley to study "the desert in American history." There was a cultural tour of New York City conducted by music professor Dr. Calvin Knapp and an examination of Hawaiian ethnic groups headed by psychology professor John Mortisugu. Over 1,700 students, or some two-thirds of the student bo y, participated in some 70 Intenm offerings. There were extracurricular highlights, inclu d i n g perfor­ mances by actor Jose Ferrer and m ime Claude St.-Denis (who taught an Interim master class in mime) a space exploration film and I cture series, music and drama offerings and a variety of enrichment programs.

had no previous musical experi­ ence at all. This year he returned - t� an Indian village on the Yukon RIver, 250 air miles from Fairbanks. I � IClddition he recommended NaomI Gravdal ; 20, a PLU junior from Pullman for the program. She spend january at the Eskimo village of Buckland (pop. 1 20). Harmic had asked Roy Helms, a 1966 PLU grad now serving as executive director of Arts of Alas­ ka whether he wanted "a person with all the credentials or some­ one who could do the job." Helms indicated the latter, and Miss Gravdal was on her way. Both she and Harmic were involved in teachi�g basic mus�c concepts and settIng up mUSIC programs that could be continued after they left. . "The most important thIng was to find a way that they could really enjoy music and introduce them to some kinds of music that they wouldn't get in other ways," Miss Gravdal explained. In Buckland she taught singing, guitar and piano. There were 43 children in grades one through eight ' along with 10 preschoolers. The school had two full-time teachers. " The first day on the Job, faIr­ haired Naomi was nicknamed Uk­ piki ("Snow Owl") and the name stuck. . "The kids are completely unIn­ ' hibited , they don t have any psuedo-sophistication. So they can approach music with no pre­ conceived ideas," she said. "They created music in many different ways, some wrote their own songs . " . . Living conditions were . prImI­ tive. There was no plumbIng,. no running water. Heating was eIth­ er too hot or much too cold. But the attitude of the Eskimos, both children and adults, made up for a lot, she indicated. "The food was great," she added. "We ate mostly moose, reindeer caribou and fish. The village p�ople still hunt like their ancestors whale in the summer, seal in th� fall. Their river opens onto the Arctic Ocean. "It was an exciting, once-in-a­ lifetime experience," Naomi con­ cluded. "I probably won't get another chance to teach up there, but they invited me back to go hunting, and I'd . like that." Miss Gravdal IS the daughter of Mrs. Beverly (Wigen 'SO) G�avdal of Pullman. A graduate of LIncoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.�., she began at PLU as a mUSIC major but is now in the psycholo­ gy program. Sh.e is lc�oking for­ ward to a career In mUSIC therapy.

Naomi Gravdal

NY Executive

Finds Campus Responsive To U .8. Business It wasn't too long ago that American business and the coun­ try's college campuse� endured a not too peaceful co-eXIstence. Business was often a co�ve­ nient target for �ttacks � gaInst the flaws in AmerIcan SOCIety. In turn, many business persons saw campuses as havens for oppo­ nents of the free enterpri s e . system. . Today business and hIgher edu­ cation are finding they have m?re and more in common, accordIng

to Joseph Sibigtroth, senior vice­ president and chief actuary for N e w Y o rk L i f e I n s u r a n c e Company. . S i b i g t r o t h s e r v e d d u r.I n g January a s a business executIve­ in-residence at Pacific Lutheran University under a program es­ tablished three years ago by the American Council of Life Insur­ ance. By the end of the current school year some 40 high ranking insur­ ance executives from across the country will have made extended visits to more than two dozen campuses in an effort to better relations between the two groups and to improve understanding of the realities of capitalism and th� business world, Sibigtroth indI­ cated. During his weeks at PLU he has been somewhat surprised by the response of students as a whole, who seem to often side with the business point of view in disputes with critics. "The insurance industry, for instance is often attacked for apparently exhorbitant rates," he said. "Over the years, howe�e�, we have developed very SOphIStI­ cated formulas, basing our rates on projected future incomes, ex­ penses, settleme nts, i n t e r e s. t rates and inflation. If the estI­ mates are too low, the company takes the loss . If they are too high, the excess is paid in dividends. "The students understand the risks involved and the concept surprisingly well," Sibigtroth ob­ served. . The executive also explaIne d that it is the nature of busin�ss to (Continued on Page 7)

Joseph Sibigtroth

Interim Class Explores ESP, Supernatural Do plants have emotions? Are UFO's and Sasquatches real? Does ESP exist? Can astrologers determine per­ sonality traits from a person's birthdate? These are among the puzzling questions about psychic and other "mysterious" phenomena exp­ lored by 42 students studying parapsychology in January at PLU. . . "We didn't try to give deflmte answers to the questions raised," explained Dr. Jesse D. Nolph, psychology professor who taught the class as part of the PLU "Interim." (During the Interim in January, students studied <?ne subject in depth, usually outside their regular curricula). "Hopefully, however, students now have the statistical and psychological 'tools' to critically evaluate evidence presented for or against these phenomena," said Dr. Nolph. He noted students were to treat results of class demonstrations and presenta­ tions by guest speakers as "data" in making their personal evalua­ tions about various phenomena. . Among visitors who contri­ buted to the class "data bank" were a handwriting analyst, a man who claimed to have the powers of ESP' a UFO "expert," and another who discussed psychic healing. Although students indicate they are now much better in­ formed about parapsychology and the mysteries it weaves, many remain skeptical of expla­ nations of the phenomena they studied. For instance, Betty Wells s�id, "I no longer take any explanation at face value." Another student is more aware (Continued from Page6)

respond to demand, whether it be for products and services or �or more subjective concerns hke social responsibility and accoun­ tability. Sibigtroth noted tha� c?llege administrators are beg10mng to face some of the same problems as business regarding compliance with increased federal and state regulations. . . . During the PLU Interim Slblg­ troth has been team teaching a course with philosophy professor Dr. George Arbaug� ent.itled, "Morality and the Profit Motive--:­ the Dilemmas of Social Respons�­ bility in a Business-Oriented SO�l­ ety." Dr. Arbaugh deals with theory; Sibigtroth t� kes t h � casework and brings 10 experi­ ences that relate.

of the "possibilities of fraud <?r hoaxes when dealing with psychic phenomena." To demonstrate that hocus pocus can play a role in explana­ tions of the "supernatural," one student used "magic tricks" to delude the class into thinking he had powers of ESP. At the other end of the spec­ trum, another student has co�­ cluded from her class experi­ ences there is no question that ESP exists. "I know it's there . . . ev�n though I can't explain it," she said. According to Dr. Nolph, many of those enrolled in the class had previously studied many of the phenomena discussed. "In fact, there were several students who were more kno�� ledgeable in some areas tha� I, said the former Woodrow Wtlson scholar who received his docto­ rate in psychology from Cornell University. . "In a sense, we were learn10g from each other," he said. . Besides being interested 10 psychic phenomena, many of th� students felt they had experi­ enced "ESP" - described as a "catch-all explanation" by one student. . While in the shower, for 10stance, Paul Gauche anticipat�d his roommate coming to tell him his father had called. . ;'1 was so surprised to see him, he had to tell me four times to �et out of the shower!" Gauche said. Another student, Diane John­ ston said she has been able to quo te headlines �nd footba l l scores without read10g the news­ paper. "I can't explain these pow �rs, but I know I have them ... I J!lst don't make a point of mak10g others aware of them because then it becomes a game of show and tell," she commented. . Dr. Nolph said demo�stratlOns and experiments were vital to the course. In some cases, they ad� ed to the ponderous, unnervlD.g quality of the subject of psychic phenomena. An astrology test, for example, revealed persons in the class who were born in the same n:t0nth h�d more similar personahty traits than those born in different months. In another experiment, an elec­ tronic device detected a response from a plant three times in a row when its stem was 'cut. . Through exposure to experi­ ments like these, as well as tes­ timony of guest speakers and fellow students, Dr. Nolph �opes class members will not simply "deb unk" e x p l a n a t i o n s a.s­ sociated with psychic phenomena. "I want them to relate �uch information to psychological theory or fact, and understa�d there is room for psychology 10 the research of psychic phenome­ na " he continued. Even if psychologists cannot answer for sure such questions as, "Is there such a thing as ESP?"

Carolyn Schultz

Dr. Paul Menzel

Class Studies Moral Issues Faced Today By Geneticists By Judy Davis

"Now I can argue either side­ it drives me bananas?" Judy DeGroat, Pacific Luthe­ ran University junior, was exp­ laining how her thinking had bet;n ' affected by an interim class 10 January dealing with moral ques­ tions arising out of new know­ ledge about genetics, the science of heredity. Questions such as: - When do parents have a ri�ht to let genetically deformed 10fants die? - Should a "carrier" of a poten­ tial defect have a child? - What are the risks society can accept in carrying out re­ search on new genetic strains? "We emphasized there �re choices to be made regard10g problems such as these, and we wanted the class to be better informed about these choices," "Patients, Heredity and Society­ Whose Rights, Whose Respon­ sibilities?" Menzel taught the course along with Dr.Arthur Gee, biology pro­ fessor, and Carolyn Schultz who teaches in the PLU School of Nursing. By presenting informa­ tion from different vantage points the professors gave stu­ dents 'the opportunity to under­ stand different dimensions of the problems they studied. Dr. Gee, for instance, could explain how a defective gene actually was transmitted from generation to generatio�. . In his role as a dlscusslOn leader Menzel could point out the social �nd moral implications of a seemingly "personal" dec�sion. to run the risk of having a chlld With a defect. As a nurse, Ms. Schultz could explain from first-hand observa­ tions, h�w the presence of a child

Dr. Arthur Gee

with an anomoly (defect) might affect the family. The team teachers said they were surprised at the number of students who said they would be willing to have a child .despite the risk of it being defective. "They seemed to be willing to accept responsibility for tha t risk," said Ms. Schultz. . Interlaced with the emphaSIS on genetic diseases and the rig�ts and responsibilities of those 10volved was a discussion of the health-care delivery system. The pro's and con's. of national h�alth insurance, for 1Ostance, received much attention. "We also stressed personal re­ sponsibility for health," said �s. Schultz, indicating that a high percentage of the health prob­ lems common today are "preventable." , . Students in the class VOiced different attitudes about the subjects they discussed. . Muriel Balch, for example, said she is much more willing to accept viewpoints of others as a result of the class. Another student, on the other hand said vehemently, "To me, there' was no need to discuss many of these questions because my value system already dictates the answers." In a more tempered version of her classmate's comments, Bar­ bara Chamblee said she can now understand the opinions of others, even though she has not changed her own ideas. Menzel said he felt the class was especially meaningful since it attracted a significant number of nursing and pre-me�ical st�­ dents who will be mak10g deCI­ sions in the areas discussed for themselves and society. "I think," he concluded, "the�e students now understand there IS going to be a long, ardu?us strug­ gle that will go on unttl som,� of these issues can be resolved.

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Facilities, Endowment Needs Defined

tomorrow A National Sciences Hall and a C e nter for Performing Arts , coupled with a substantial in­ crease in the endowment fund, have been identified as the most vital campus needs as Pacific Lutheran University looks to the future. An intensive self-study, aided by a consultant's survey, has drawn into clear focus these specific concerns which would enable PLU to meet the future f r o m a p o s t u r e o f g r owing strength, accoreding to PLU Pres­ ident Dr. William o. Rieke. Consideration of a five-year $8.5 million capital drive and an endowment campaign of equal magnitude will be at the top of the priority list at the April meeting of the Board of Regents, Rieke indicated. Results of a feasibility study currently underway will be a major factor in determining how ambitious the goal will be and whether it will be given the go­ ahead at this time, Luther Be­ kemeier indicated. Bekemeier, PLU's newly appointed vice­ president for development, is di­ recting the study, which is in­ tended to measure the support the

university can expect from its various constituencies. The university community ag­ rees on three central points as a basis for planning for the future. They are: *PLU's future lies in emphasiz­ ing the strong existing dimen­ sions of excellent education and Christian understanding; *The current enrollment (ap­ proximately 2,500 full-time, 800 part-time) represents both the size and ratio of resident to non­ resident students most desired; and *The goal for the next five years will be to strengthen and enhance existing academic progra m s , rather than add new departments or schools. During the nearly seven years since PLU's last major building, the University Center, was com­ pleted, the facilities "crunch" has become acute, Rieke emphasized. The most seriously affected have been the music and science de­ partments. Music needs nearly

three dozen more practice rooms to maintain a program that now serves more music majors than any other northwest college, pub­ lic or private. Present science facilities were designed to handle about half the number presently served. T he envisioned performing arts center would feature an in­ termediate-sized theater, small recital auditorium, Scandinavian culture center, faculty offices and practice room. The estimated cost is $2.8 million. A $4.8 million natural sciences building would feature modern laboratories and equipment, sci­ ence learning resource center, planetarium and offices, plus ad­ ditional renovation of the present science building, Ramstad Hall. As exciting as the new facilities would be the domino effect across the campus as other crowded and fragmented departments moved into vacated science and music fa c i l i t i e s . A s p r e s e n t l y e n ­ visioned, the two new buildings would make it possible for all academic units to have adequate centralized space. Many of them p resently are separated into

make-do iocations both on and off campus. A strong endowment base is just as important, Dr. Rieke as­ serted. Although PLU's tuition costs are still in the lower half of the scale in relation to charges at similar independent or church­ related institutions, annual in­ creases place mounting financial pressures on students and their families. In some cases, particularly those involving out-of-state stu­ dents, PLU is unable to offer as a ttractive financial assistance packages to needy students as some colleges in states with more generous state aid programs. An $8.5 million increase in en­ dowment would help stabilize tui­ tion, provide additional scholar­ ships and financial aid, and de­ crease dependency on tuition and e n ro l l m e n t f o r o p e r a t i o n a l monies. I t would also expand library acquisitions and enhance a variety of academically-related programs.

Feasibility Study First Step Toward Development Campaign Whether Pacific Lutheran Uni­ v ersity undertakes a multi­ million dollar development prog­ ram over the next five years will be influenced to a great extent by a comprehensive survey of PLU constituents conducted this past month. The opinion was voiced by Luther Bekemeier, PLU vice­ president for development, the man in charge of a PLU feasibility and development study begun in November at the request of the Board of Regents. Under discussion for some time

students, community groups and others. Those contacted have been sup­ plied with facts and figures de­ scribing PLU today, with follow­ up questions to determine what they feel PL U should be to­ morrow. PLU's oft-stated role - "pro­ viding a quality education in a Christian context" - is being scrutinized by its publics, accord­ ing to Bekemeier. "Is it essential in the Northwest and are PLU administrative leaders properly motivating the university in that direction?" Answers to those basic ques­ tions are essential before we can determine the extent of our pub-

What Constitutes A Quality Education? By Jim Peterson

Luther Bekemeier

in PLU policy-making circles, a major developmental project es­ sentially awaited the arrival of a high-ranking administrator who could spearhead the many phases of such a campaign. Bekemeier, who took over his new duties Nov. 1, has had experi­ ence with a number of successful capital and development prog­ rams. From the day he arrived on the PLU campus he has been involved in implementing the steps that must be taken to put a major campaign into motion. Following initial organizational stages, the PLU Development Of­ fice has been making contacts with as broad a cross-section of the university constituency as possible. Those groups include alumni, church groups, business and industry, foundations, Q Club and Collegium members, parents,

What constitutes a quality edu­ cation? The question has been pon­ dered many times, formally and informally, at Pacific Lutheran University. It is the basic ques­ tion, or concept, against which all important decisions are mea­ sured, particularly now, as offi­ cials at PLU define goals and consider plans which can vitally affect the institution's future. Yet there is never a simple answer. Many would insist that dedica­ tion and commitment of faculty and staff are important criteria. If so, PLU has always offered a high degree of quality. The ability to motivate and inspire while setting a mature example based on Christian be­ liefs and values are characteris­ tics that have impressed count­ less alumni. If these are criteria, PLU has always offered a high degree of quality. If alumni accomplishments are a criteria, PLU has always offered a high degree of quality. Its graduates, both qualitatively and quantitatively, excel in many fields. Today, however, PLU is able to offer even more. Each year there is added evidence that the univer­ sity is building an academic repu­ tation that is recognized across the country. Sixteen years ago PLU achieved university status and soon accomplished the rapid ex­ pansion in facilities and programs vital to support of that decision. Ten years ago Robert A. L.

lics' commitment to support our efforts, Bekemeier emphasized. Constituents are also being asked to evaluate the quality of teacher concern for students, and to comment on the university's future objectives. In studying the needs of the university, the Board of Regents has identified a number of pres­ sing needs. They include a per­ forming arts center, a natural sciences building, strengthening of the endowment program, in­ crease in the annual operating budget, and rearrangement and remodeling of instructional and service areas. A comprehensive report by James R. McGranahan and As­ sociates of Tacoma, presented to

the Board of Regents earlier this year, helped identify the needs and suggested ways to meet them.

Mortvedt Library was completed, instantly modernizing and build­ ing the campus data and resource base. It has since been ranked among the top small college lib­ raries in the country by profes­ sionals in the field. One after another, PLU schools and departments have earned prestigious professional accredi­ tations. Chemistry, nursing, busi­ ness administration, education and social welfare are among the programs with national accredita­ tion; business administration, for example, offers the only accre­ dited MBA program at a private university in the Pacific North­ west. The music department is gearing up for master's degree accreditation evaluation this com­ ing year. There have been many other advances. Five years ago PLU graduated its first Rhodes Scho­ lar, Bruce Bjerke. A growing number of graduates have re­ ceived other prestigious fellow­ ships: Columbia, Woodrow Wil­ son, Danforth Foundation, Huebn­ er, Fullbright and others. In recent years two out of three PLU grads applying to medical schools have been accepted, com­ pared to the national average of one out of three. Engineering students at PLU participate in a transfer, dual­ degree program with Columbia and Stanford Universities. Eighty per cent of last year's School of Education graduates were employed as teachers, well over both national and area aver­ ages. This year there are 37 National Merit Scholars attending PLU, the second highest number among private universities in the state. The average grade point level of entering freshmen has risen to a high of 3.38 this year. Each year there are advance­ ments made to enhance academic programs. Most notable this year are the Integrated Studies Prog­ ram, recently funded for three years by a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; a new biology field laboratory funded by a $102,000

National Science Foundation grant; and an integrated studies program in social sciences which received a $60,000 stipend from the U.S. Office of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post­ Secondary Education. Though PLU faculty have never been pressured by a "publish or perish" policy, a growing number are achieving national and inter­ national reputations among their colleagues. This past month Dr. K. T. Tang was one of five featured speakers at an international con­ ference for physicists specialiZ­ ing in atom and molecule colli­ sions. The conference was held in Norway. Several faculty mem­ bers have published books recent­ ly, among them Dr. Donald Went­ worth and Dr. Stanley Brue in economics and Dr. Robert Stivers in religion. Sixty-one per cent of all PLU f a c u l t y n o w h o l d d o c t o r's degrees. Over the past several years students surveyed concerning their reasons for enrollment at PLU have consistently placed academic reputation and cur­ riculum at the top of their lists. As significant as these ad­ vances are, they have been ac­ complished without changing the basic philosophy of the university or the type of student to which its program appeals. PLU maintains a first-come, first-served admissions policy which continues to make it possi­ ble for most applicants to qualify for admission. Although there have been unav­ oidable increases in tuition the past several years, the ratio of tuition to average income of stu­ dents' families has changed little. And PLU's costs remain in the lower half of a list of 14 similar colleges, Lutheran sister institu­ tions and northwest independent schools, which PLU officials use for comparative purposes.

The current constituency sur­ vey will be influential in det:er­ mining the priorities to be estab­ lished for the various proposals and the degree of support for them that the university can ex­ pect, Bekemeier pointed out. Finally, the survey seeks to determine the likely extent of financial support available for such an undertaking. The answer to this vitally important question will make a major impact on the number and magnitude of pro­ jects which can be realistically undertaken, the vice-president added.

eDt C st lncrease Lowest In Past Three Years; Support Base Broadened B y Dr. WiIliam.Rieke Pt-esident, Pacific Lutheran University.

Dr. William Rieke

Each year as we consider tui­ tion, room and board costs, some of the goals we hope to accomplish are laid out. Last year, these included keeping total student costs in comparison with other similar competing institutions in the bottom half of the rankings. This we were able to do; PLU ranks ninth out of 14. We wanted to move faculty salaries more toward a n a v e r a g e p o s i t i o n among those same competitors. This we were able to do; we currently rank 7th in the total list of 14. We wanted to provide carefully controlled increases in personnel in areas of particular need. This we have done, with improvement in faculty-student ratio and service. We wanted to increase University funds for stu­ dent aid and this we were able to do. Other significant gains have been made over the past year. We achieved the anticipated accredi­ tation in our master's program in Business Administration; we are ready to submit application for accreditation in the graduate program in Music; we have estab­ lished a successful alternative for the core curriculum progra m which enlarges the scope and understanding of the liberal arts, and we have broadened our base of financial supporters. Continuing nationwide infla­ tion places the status quo in a constant state of erosion. Al­ though any increase in costs to students and parents is of deep concern, the stark realities are such that there is no viable alter­ native. The objective is to set the minimal increase that will con­ solidate our gains and maintain

quality and morale. We are cog­ nizant that other institution s likewise are being forced to in­ crease their costs and that our tuition is not disproportionate. We will remain in the bottom half in relation to costs and in the middle in relation to salaries. In fact, the new 1977-78 charges represent nothing more than the average increase in costs projected by all similar institutions nationally. With all rationale considered, the Board of Regents, at its meet­ ing on January 17, approved the following schedule for the 1977-78 academic costs: tuition ($92 per c r e d i t h o u r)-$2, 944; r o o m/ board-$ 1 , 350; total cost per year-$4,294. This rate repre­ sents an increase of 7.7% - the smallest increase in percentage and total dollars made during the last three years. It also allows us to maintain our favorable position in the lower half of the cost scale in relation to other schools. It is important to know that University funded student aid will be increased by approximate­ ly $55,000 for the same period. There are several sources of stu­ dent aid - the Alumni Association for alumni dependents, the stu­ dent loan program, federal gov­ ernment aid and the work-study benefits. Present projections indi­ cate that opportunities for work­ study funds will be greater in 1 977-78. Revenue from many additional sources will help cover the full cost of education-tuition covers about 80 percent of the actual cost-plus allowing a modest in-

crease in salaries and fringe be­ nefits and providing funds to meet some, but not nearly enough, of the supplies and equipment needed to enhance the academIC programs. I am painfully aware of the extra burden placed on the family and individual I;mdgets by cost increases. Responsibility for wide and productive use of tuition in­ come is taken seriously by capa­ ble and conscientious leaders. Pacific Lutheran University of­ fers one of the finest educational programs on the West coast. As we serve the students who choose to come here, we want to continue to grow in quality and value. r am indeed happy to be able to state that, as of this writing, and unlike most private institutions our prepaid acceptance for full­ ti me students for next fall are up 2 percent. We continue to accept all qualified students on a first come, firs t served basis. In other action, the Regents approved u nanimously the nam­ ing of the Administration Build ­ ing in honor of Dr. Philip E. Hauge. Dr. Huge has served the institution . with distinction for five decades, inclu ding forty years as a teacher and adminis­ trator, and sixteen years as ar­ chivist. Plans are to formally name the building at an approp­ riate ceremony on April 19. Several Colleagues have ac­ cepted invitations to serve on the Collegium. They have been added to the following Collegium Advis­ ory Councils: College of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences

Fred C. Shanaman, Jr., Tacoma - Regional Representative of the Secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Pacific North­ west College of Arts and Sciences, Natural Sciences

Jerold L. Armstrong, Joliet, Il­ linois - President, Utopia Instru­ ment Co.; Dr. Diptiman Char­ kravarti, Seattle - President, Inno­ va, Inc.; Dr. Henry P. Hansen, Corval lis, Ore gon - Emeritus Dean of the Graduate School, Oregon State University; Admiral James S. Russell (Retired,), Taco­ ma - Consultant for Boeing, Over­ seer of the U.S. Naval Academy School of Education

Harry Berry, Tacoma - Ar­ chitect with Siefert, Forbes and Berry Architecture, Planning En­ gineering; Dr. Gerald M. Torkel­ son, Seattle - Professor, College of Education, University o f Washington. School of Fine Arts

Robert A. Nistad, Seattle Seattle Agency Manager, Luthe­ r a n M u tu a l Life I n s u r a n c e Company. School of Nursing

Merriam Lathrop, S u m n e r , Washington - Former Director o f Nursing Practice and Education, Washington State Nurses Associ­ ation; Consultant to Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

Edgar Larson, director of planned

giv�ng, fills in forms before pre­ parIDg a computerized tax and chari tab le gift program.

Gomputer Aids Charitable Gift Analysis By Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving

. What's . the latest development" m planmng a charitable gift? Answer: a computerized system that allows an i ndividual t o anal�ze his or her estate, primari­ ly with regard to the taxes (in­ come and estate)' involved in that estate. Pacific Lutheran · University together with four other North� west colleges, is a part of a consortium that has received a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul, Minn. This grant has enabled the consortium to develop a computerized prog­ ram that looks at a person's estate and the effects that a charitable gift will have on that estate. This computerized program is able to do a number of things. Once an individual's assets are programmed into the computer it is possible to show estate t�x consequences for that person. The program is also able to de­ monstrate alternative effects on an estate if a charitable gift (either outright or deferred) is made. A further possibility is that an income flow can be charted out for a number of years, again being able to show the difference bet­ ween a charitable gift and no charitable gift. The most amazing disclosure this service can provide is to show that with the tax savings offered through a charitable gift, the actual . cost of such a gift is oftentlmes quite minimal. . If you would li�e more informa­ t I On on this service, please contact: Ed Larson D1r�c.tor of Planned Giving PaCifiC Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 (206)531-6900, ext. 232

All replies will be kept in strict confidence.

' 76 A Record Year For PLU Q Club By David Berntsen Director of Development

1976 was. �nother record year for the PaCifiC Lutheran Univer­ sity Q Club. Following the leader­ ship of president Clare Grahn vice-president Dale Dillinger and secretary-treasurer Thora Har­ ":lon, th� five-year-old organiza­ tIOn achieved new levels in both me":l �ership and annual giving. . Glvmg to the PLU annual fund l D c r e a s e d from j u s t u n d e r $1 90,000 i n 1975 to more than $206,000 in 1976. Although 90 per cent of the Q Club members �onti�ue their vital support, 50 mactlve members were reluctant­ ly removed from membership rolls early in the year. Neverthe­ less, Q Club membership in­ creased during 1976 from 506 to 673, a 33 per cent increase. The total includes 107 Q Club Fellows who contribute $1 ,000 or more annually. Two new Q Club directors were elected at the January meeting of club officers and directors. They are Jerry Benson, a '58 alumnus from Burlington, Wash., and Thor Tollefson of nearby Lakewood. . Other directors at the begin­ mng of the year included Tom A nderson, :B r i a n D a m m e i e r Doug Gonyea, John Herzog Mei Knudson, Carl Strock and ' Inez Wier, all of Tacoma; Ray Tobiason Jr. and David Wold of Puyallup ' and L. E. Skinner of Lacey. O ne of our local Q Club mem­ bers recently informed us that he had just rewritten his will. It is not possible to properly explain how thankful we are for his $1 00,000 b�quest ! Future generations of gifted and deserving students will benefit from this endowed memo­ rial scholarship. The donor said "Maybe it's about time I did something for others." . M a y his example inspire others, particularly since h e never attended college nor i s he involved with any church. The sixth annual Q Club ban­ quet will be held on campus Friday, May 6. Q Club members contribute $20 or more per month for vitally neede<l: unrest�icted purposes, Alumm New Directions and gen­ eral scholarshi ps.

James V. Luce. In Spokane the committee is comprised of Mrs. Vernon F. Laubach and Mrs. B.J. Ruehl. For details regarding these rlin­ ners see the "PLU Dinners" story elsewhere in this issue of Scene. Those l.i�ing �n the vicinity of �he�e �Itles Will receive special mVltatlOns, but anyone is wel­ come to attend. . President Rieke will be speak109 at both dinners.

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

The annual Parents Weekend is , scheduled for March 1 l�13. All parents of PLU students are cor­ dially invited to the campus for a n y or a l l of the activities scheduled. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. there will be perfor­ mances of the play, "Luther", in Eastvold auditorium, and the Sea Sprites pageant in the swimming pool. Saturday's schedule will in­ clude a meeting of the Parents Club at 9 a.m. in the Regency Room in the Univeristy Center. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon there will be an open house of faculty mem­ bers in Chris Knutzen Fellowship Hall, University Center. There will be representatives from the academic schools and depart­ ments of the U�iversity, giving you an opportumty to meet with professors of your children. Fr�m 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday PreSident and Mrs . William 0: Rieke will host a reception for parents and students i n t h e Gonyea House. Dr. Rieke will be the featured speaker at the banquet set for 5:30 p.m. in the University Center dining hall. Parents are invited to worship at St�dent Congregation Sunday mormn� at 10:30 a.m. in the Umverslty Center. In . addition to the activities menhon�d, several of the resi­ dence halls are planning special events. You should be receiving a com­ munication relative to Parents W�ekend from the student com­ mittee. If you should fail to hear from them, send in reservations for Seasprites ($1.00 per person) "Luther" ($2.25 per person) or th� banquet ($5.00 per person) to the Parents Weekend Commi ttee ASPLU, Tacoma, Wash. 98447: Telephone: 206/53 1-6900 Ext. 403 . PLU dinners are scheduled for March 5 in Eugene Ore and April 4 in Spokane, W�sh. P;{rents c omprising the comm ittee in Eugene include Mrs. Allan Gub­ rud, Mrs. David Huseth and Mrs.

Rotary Honors Dr. Mortvedt

Dr. Robert Mortvedt

PLU President Emeritus Dr. Rpbert M�rtvedt was the reci­ pient earher this month of the Taco�a Rotary Club Community Service Award. Dr. Mortvedt designated the Tacoma Lut heran Retirement Home to receive the $2 000 charit­ able donation from th� club that accompanies the annual award. He �as been serving as honorary �halrman of the committee rais­ mg funds to build the new facility. The award has been given by the club annually since 1973 to a non-Rotarian citizen for "service above self."

PLU Receives Grant From Merrill Trust A $30,000 grant from The Charles E. Merrill Trust has been prese nted to Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU p �esident, announced today. . Makmg the presentation to Dr. Rieke were Albert Williamson and Joseph Ghilarducci of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith. According to Williamson, resi­ dent manager for Merrill Lynch the funds are to be used at th� discretion of the PLU Board of Regents. The Charles E. Merrill Trust was created by the will of Charles E. Merrill, founder of the stock brokerage firm that eventually became Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenne� and .S�ith, t� �id college� and umversltles, rehglous institu­ tions, hospitals and other charities.


hills and The Holy Land reflects stru ggles of ancient, modern peoples at the crossroads of the world By John E. Petersen Come with us for a few minutes to the land where we lived for a year and came to love. After walking over the hills and valleys, through the villages and shops, into holy places and homes, it quickly gripped us with its own fascination and power. During the short year we lived there, south of Jerusalem on the outskirts of Bethlehem, we came to know it as a land of ages-old history, stark contrasts, deep piety and devo­ tion, and ongoing struggle. Here are some of the vivid images of life there that have remained with us since returning six months ago and call us to return when we can. A Land of History From the deep cleft of the Jordan valley to the dark blue Mediterranean, from the snowy

1) A land of struggle: "The land yields a living only with the sweat of the brow," as tbis Arab farmer turns tbe soU in thE� manner of his ancestors.

2) A land of contrasts: "From the snowy slopes of Mt. Hermon" and the fertile Hula Valley, left, to a desolate wadi in the Sinai.

3) A land of devotion: 'On Palm Sunday Christian pil grims leave 8etbphage for Jerusalem, retrac­ ing the path of Jesus at the time of his triumphal entry. 2)

slopes of Hermon to the desolate wadis of Sinai, the hills and stones speak of thousands of years of occupation. Lying astride ancient trade routes between Egypt and Mesopotamia, the country was fought over for at least two thousand years before the coming of Joshua and the invading Israel­ ites. Following the occupation o f Canaanites and Israelites it has seen the coming of Assyrians, B ab ylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans of the ancient world. They were followed by the Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, a n d M am e l u k e s o f the m edieval period as well as the Turks, Briti sh and Jews of the modern period. Each of these peoples and civilizations has left signs of its tenure on the land, some buried

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beneath layers of occupation in ancient tels, others sticking up through the dirt and sands or uncovered by bulldozers clearing for new building projects. This historical line of con­ sciousness extends further back in time there than we are used to conceiving in this country . Here we visit sites during our bicenten­ nial celebrations with historical as sociations that may date back two to four hundred years. There we visit sites with history dating back to the days of the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians with artifacts and buildings that make Byzantine, Crusader, or Arab re­ mains seem relatively recent. In the J o r d a n v a l l e y e a s t o f Jerusalem is found the mound of the oldest known city in the world, Tel Es Sultan dating back to about the eighth millenium B.C., known to us as Jericho. Walking over the ruins of an­ cient tels and following the cara­ van routes winding through the hills we are reminded of the kings and armies who came and con­ quered, left the imprints of their cultures, and passed on. Now with the aid of the pick and trowel and especially the refined interpre­ tive knowledge of the archeolog­ ist, even the stones are able to tell the story of the passing of civiliza­ tions. A Land of Contrasts

Striking changes and contrasts hit us as we crossed the land and visited with the people. The land itself varies greatly from one area to another, as noted by moving from Dan in the north to Beer Sheba in the south. These cities were on the extremities of the traditional borders of Biblical Is­ rael, during the days of the monarchy as indicated by the phrase "from Dan to Beer Sheba," yet they lie only 1 50 miles apart. At the foot of Mt. Hermon and alongside a bubbling spring which is one of the main sources of the Jordan River, Dan exhibits the lush vegetation and ample small wildlife that have led it to be set aside as a nature preserve. Beer Sheba designated the southern extremity of the Biblical land because it lay on the boundary between the " sown" (tillable

farmland) and the southern wil­ derness, suitable only for grazing flocks and travel by camel. Here the inhabitants feel the heat of the sun both summer and winter. The green of the north has given way to the brown tones of the wilder­ ness, and travel is precarious even with provision for food and shelter. The forty inch annual rainfall of Dan is a luxury com­ pared with the eight or so inches at Beer Sheba, and only deep cisterns can provide water to support life over the long, dry months of summer, supplemented now by that piped in from the upper Jordan. The people provide even more striking contrasts. The Arabs who have lived on the land for cen­ turies follow the slow relaxed pace of the Middle East and other hot climates. Business in the mar­ ket comes after Turkish coffee and conversation. Visiting in the home involves a whole evening of gracious hospitality with plenty of time to enjoy the various de­ licacies of supper and everyone's company. Business deals are often extended over long periods so that even in the shrewdest bargain the bargaining may be more important than the final price or barter. Many Israeli leaders have come from Western countries, bringing with them scientific training and technological know-how. This background in thought and temp­ erament is supplemented by the image of a very activist people. Their driving, sometimes aggres­ sive and brash, temper cover an open sympathetic interest in people and thus has been likened to the native prickly pear of the land, the sabra. The hard, prickly outer surface of this fruit covers a soft interior and from this it has become the name of the Israeli natives of the land.

4) A land of history: From the Mount of Olives one looks over the Garden of Gethsemane and Kid­ ron Valley to the "old city" of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, with the silver dome of the EI Aksa Mosque and golden Dome of the Rock. Jewish tradition iden­ tified this site with Moriah and Abrahm's sacrifice of Isaac. On the T e m p le Mount, Solomon erected the first temple, later destroyed by the Babylonians. It was rebuilt later that century, was enlarged by Herod the Great and finally destroyed by the Ro­ mans in 70 A.D. Throughout its existence the temple was the central shrine for worship, pray­ er, sacrifice and pilgrimage. The large rock under the golden dome was the base on which was built the Holy of Holies of the sanc­ tuary or the Altar of Whole Burnt Offerings. The ornate dome and shrine were built over the rock in the 7th century by Muslim faith­ ful to commemorate Moham­ med's ascension to heaven.

A Land of Devotion

Sights and sounds, and even the smells of deep piety are found throughout the land. Traditional religious Jews closely follow the strictures against work on the Sabbath, from before sundown on Friday til after sundown on Satur­ day. They also observe the rules of kosher diet. They are to be seen praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, at the traditional tomb of David outside the Zion gate of the old city of Jerusalem, and on Friday evenings and Satur­ days walking to and from services in the synagogues. An especially p i c t u r esqu e a r e a is M e ' a h

Shearim ("100 Gates"), a very

orthodox quarter in Jerusalem. Here the religious population has retained its traditional religious way of life and dress. The men have long beards and side curls and wear round fur-bordered hats and black coats and trousers, all symbolizing their deep religious commitment. Throughout the West Bank and parts of Israel devout Muslims are to be seen going to the mosque five times a day in answer to the call of the minaret. Occasionally at a tourist sight out in the coun­ tryside you will see a Muslim stretch · out his personal prayer rug at one of the appointed hours for his regular prayers. It is the smaller Christian com­ munities that provide the multico­ lored apparel and the incense odors of worship. In the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre many cen­ turies of Christian worship come (Continued on Page 14)


a live. Identified by Empress Helena early i!l the fourth century as the sites of the cru cifixion and bur' al of Jesus, many Christian com munities have regarded it as the most holy site in the land. Destroyed and rebuilt many times since it was first constructed over Sixteen centuries ago by Constan­ tine and also the site of considera­ ble interreligious strife, it has been apportioned among six com­ munities. Each community has rights of use and maintenance of certain inner shrines; of the six, the Roman Catholic, Greek Or­ thodox, and ArIll enian Orthodox celebrate worship daily. Other notable events in the Bible are likewise commemorated by grot­ tos, chapels, and the ongoing visi­ tation and worship by the faithful. Well known are the Church of . Annunciation in Nazareth, t h e Church o f t h e Nativity i n Beth­ lehem, and the Garden of Geth­ semane in the Kidron Valley. It has been said that over the centuries pilgrims have come to this land for two reasons: to visit the sights and t<1 study the signifi­ cance of the events that occurred at these sights. In the devotion of the pilgrims and in the ongoing worship of the people who reside there, we see living testimony of the importance of the land: the most important religious sights to Judaism and Christianity and the third most important to Islam. A Land of Struggle Inhabitants and foreign powers have struggled in this land since the beginning of recorded history, and the struggle goes on. The inhabitants struggle for crops and for a living. With only small amounts of valuable natural re­ sources, the land yields a living only with the sweat of the brow. It continues to be "a land of wheat and barley, of vines, fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of olives, oil, and honey," (Deut. 8:8) the common seven species of Biblical times. We enjoyed walking in the spring among the budding grape vines, olive and fig trees, or clumps of golden wild wheat, all native to the Jerusalem area. Also to be found are dtrus groves in the coastal plains, sheep grazing in the Judean hills and fish breed­ ing in the north. Yet, except for the fertile valleys in the north with its abundant rainfall, even these crops can be sparse, due to lack of water. Not blessed with the annual flooding waters of the Nile or Tigris-Euphrates found in ad­ joining countries, the fertility of the land is dependent on rain and the few small rivers. And the rivers do not compare with those here like the Mississippi or Col­ umbia. The largest one in the country, the famous Jordan, is at its widest point about half the size of the Puyallup where it goes under Interstate S. It was this struggle for food and subsistence that made the fertility cult of Baal s,o natural ' and appealing to both

the native population and the invading Israelites in Biblical times. Perhaps even more acute than the struggle for survival has been the perennial struggle for control of the land. Located at the interse-' ction of three continents, occupy­ ing sites holy to the three Western world religions, close to t he wo rld ' s largest known oil re­ serves, and the focus of flashingly intense nationalisms, the struggle for life is surpassed only by the struggle for power. In recent years the war following the crea­ tion of the state of Israel was not followed by peace treaties, but only armistices. These cease­ fires have been followed by war, the main alternative being bet­ ween hot or cold war. The Israelis have administered large ter­ ritories and populations in the Golan Heights, West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Sinai Peninsula since the 1967 war. The approximately one million Arabs in these militar­ ily occupied territories have grown restless and identified more and more with the Palestine Liberation Organization, as wit­ nessed by the mayoral elections in the West Bank last spring. Plis­ toric claims to the land for both groups are thousands of years old. Grievances on both sides are deep and open sores. Aspirations and drives to determine a future for themselves on the land are part of the life and character of both Arab and Israeli. In our year living there we came to love the land and the people. The rolling Judean hills, brown and dry in the summer, green and flowered after the first rains of winter, cool with the breeze blowin g up from the Mediterranean or hot from a chamsin ("hot east wind") driving in from the Transjordan plateau, these hills became our home. They gave us the feel, the taste, the touch, the earthiness of life in this land. A land of history: it continues to make history today. A land of contrasts: the life on it reflects many conflicting forces. A land of piety: it remains holy to most religious people of the West. A land of struggle: the land remains and the struggle goes on.

Dr. John Petersen is associate professor of religion at PLU. On sabbatical during the 1 9 7 5 - 76 a c a d e m i c year, he and h i s f a m i l y lived i n Jerusa l e m . H e studied a t Hebrew Unive r s i t y , i nv e s ­ tigating Israeli views , of the theology, date and authorship of the priestly writings i n the Penteteuch.

Cecilia Nettlebrandt, Swedish Consul-General for the Western United States, visited the PLU campus recently. From left, Ms. Nettlebrandt, librarian John Heussman, planned giving director Ed Larson, Seattle's Swedish Consul Clifford Benson, Scandinavian Arilines System regional manager Leif Eie, San Francisco's Swedish Consul Lars Malmstrom, and Kris Ringdahl, Swedish citizen now studying at PLU and serving as loan desk supervisor at Mortvedt Library.

$200,000 NEH Grant Boosts Integrated Studies A $200,000 grant from the Na­ t io n a l E n d o w m e n t f o r the Humanities has been awarded to Pacific Lutheran University in support of the PLU Integrated Studies Program . Announcement of the grant was made jointly by Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU president ; Ronald Berman, NEH chairman; and Dr. Curtis Huber, director of the ISP program at PLU . According �o Berman, the PLU program will make a significant contribution to the teaching and learning of the humanities. Dr. Rieke has lent unqualified support to the integrated studies concept at PLU and has urged faculty to continue their innova­ tion. He said, "Providing an excit­ ing alternative to the usual core curriculum could be one impor­ tant means of responding to cur­ rent criticism of traditional liber­ al arts training." The Integrated Studies Prog­ ram, according to Huber, unites the expertise of over 30 faculty from all areas of the arts and ' sciences in four sequences of courses which address the gener­ al theme of the new program, "The Dynamics of Change." En­ rollment in the program is an alternative to the traditional core requirements, the introductory series of courses undergraduates at most colleges must complete. The sequences focus on the acceleration of change in all as­ pects Qf our national life. Each s e q u e n c e c o m p l e m e.n t s t h e others, integrating knowledge

and skills from many special fields into a coherent treatment of problems such as the energy crisis, changes in social and moral values, the effects of man's com­ munications and the dominance of technology over cultural develop­ ments. The four sequences in the ISP program are entitled "The Idea of Progress," " H u man Responsi­ bility," "Word and World," and "Limits to Growth." Two courses are offered in each sequence and students are expected to complete three of the four sequences and a final seminar. Two introductory ISP courses were offered last year under au­ spices of a $60,000 NEH planning grant. This year the program is in full swing with 125 students and nine faculty members involved. Over 30 professors will be in­ volved as the program is fully implemented. "One of the purposes of integ­ rated studies is to help make students aware of the interrela­ tionships among the kinds of knowledge required in social de­ cision-making," Huber said. "For instance, it is no longer enough to know how to build a freeway, harvest the seas or mine the earth." "The freeway, when built, may improve a city's economy but ruin its beauty, hurt wildlife, displace some residents or doom some businesses. " "MOnstrous factory ships may drain the oceans of their fish and help feed the world but leave behind a legacy of pollution or extinct species." "Coal unearthed may alleviate energy shortages but foul the air and denude the land," he added. " I nt egrated s tudies are in­ tended to give a sense of whole­ ness, of the integrity of know­ ledge and its power to change our lives when applied to human needs." Total cost of the three-year program is $442,000, according to Huber.

Ad Building Renamed In Honor Of Dr. Philip Hauge

PLU Administration Building

Dr. Philip Hauge

Library 10th Anniversary One O f Four Apr. 1 9 Events By Lucille Giroux Ten years ago, on April 2, 1967, the Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library was dedicated on the Pacific Luthera n University c a m p u s . Members o f the Board o f Regents,

Choir Of The e West Spring Tour Slated Thirteen concerts i n Washing­ ton, Montana and Alberta will be presented during the annual PLU Choir of the West spring concert tour in March and April, accord­ ing to choir director Maurice Skones. The tour begins March 25 in Wenatchee, Wash., and concludes with a performance before the Music Educators National Con­ ference (MENC) annual confer­ ence general assembly at the Seattle Opera House April 6. The annual Homecoming Con-

faculty, students and staff partici­ pated in the ceremony honoring President Mortvedt . The disting­ uished speaker was Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, then Titus Street Profes­ sor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University. A celebration of that historic day will involve the campus com­ munity on April 19, 1977. Presi­ dent William O. Rieke will preside over the occasion ; President Emeritus Robert Mortvedt will be present; and Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, dean of the Graduate School, Yale University, will be the speaker. The event will be held in the first floor of the library, beginning at 10 :30 a.m.

Following the convocation, at 1 1 :30 a.m., participants will gath­ er on the mall where the naming of the Philip E. Hauge Administ­ ration Building will take place. (See related story). A luncheon will honor special guests at noon in the University Center followed by a meeting of the Collegium throughout the af­ ternoon. In the evening, interested per­ sons are invited to the opening of the African Art Exhibit in the Mortvedt Gallery. The outstand­ ing collection of primitive art from African tribes is the gift of Dr. and Mrs. Hans Lehmann of Seattle (see cover story).

cert is a "bon voyage benefit" anticipating the upcoming Euro­ pean concert tour. It will be held Sunday, April 17, in Tacoma's new Bicentennial Pavilion at 8 p.m. Call the PLU Music Department for ticket information. This spring's concert tour pro­ vides a prelude to the month-long European concert tour which be­ gins May 24. Spring concerts : March 25 - Wenatchee High School Auditorium, Wenatchee, Wash., 8 p.m. March 26 Big Bend Commun­ ity College Auditori um, Moses Lake, Wash . , 8 p.m. March 27 Polson High School Auditorium, Polson, Mont., 8 p.m. March 28 - Flathead High School Auditoriu m , Kali spell, Mont., 8 p.m.

March 29 - Lord Beaverbrook Theater, Calgary, Alt., 8 p.m. March 30 Camrose Lutheran College Auditoriu m , Camrose, Alt., 8 p.m. March 3 1 - Shelby High School Auditorium, Shelby, Mont., 8 p.m. April 1 - Russell High School Auditorium, Great Falls, Mont., 8 p.m. West High School April 2 Auditorium, Billings� M o n t . , 8 p.m. April 3 - St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Missoula, Mont., 4 p.m . April 4 Opera H o u s e , Spokane, Wash . , 8 p.m. April 5 - Phinney Ridge Luthe­ ran Church, Seattle, Wash., 8 p.m. April 6 - MENC convention, Seattle Opera House, 10:30 a . m . April 1 7 - Bicentennial Pavi­ lion, Tacoma, 8 p.m.






The PLU Administration Build­ ing will be renamed the Philip E. Hauge Administration Building in honor of the man who has served the university longer than any other person. The decision to rename the 1 7 -yeal'-old structUl'e was made by the PLU Board of Regents in Ja uary. Ceremonies will be held Tuesday, April 19, on the man in front of the buildi ng at 1 1 : 30 a.m. following the 1 0th anniversary observance at Mortvedt Libra ry. Dr. Hauge, presently serving as part - tim e uni versity archivist, has devoted S7 years of his life ( excluding war-time service) to PLU. He came to PLU in 1 920 as an instructor in the j unior college that had j ust been reopened, so it is accurate to say that he is the only person to have served at PLU d u r i n g i t s e n t i r e " m odern" history. Dr. Hauge, 78, became the re­ gistrar at Pacific Lutheran in 1921 and was appointed dean in 1922, a post he retained until his retire­ ment in 1965. In addition, he served as director of counseling and admissions for many years and played a major role in de­ velopment of the curriculum and, in particular, the School of Educa­ tion. He began serving as part­ time archivist in 1960. This is not the first time that Dr. Hauge has been honored by his colleagues. In 1 960 he was pre­ sented an honorary doctor's de­ gree and in 1 966 he received the PLU Disti nguished S e r v i c e Award. The Alumni New Directions campaign, now nearing conclu­ sion, includes provision for an endowment in Dr. Hauge's name. I n naming the building, the Board of Regents agreed that in addition there be a visible, con­ stant reminder on the PLU cam­ pus of an "extraordinary man whose life is almost commensu­ rate with the life of the insitution itself." Dr. Hauge was born in Canton, S . D . , i n 1 8 9 8 . He earned a bachelor'!; degree at St . Olaf Col­ lege in 1 920, and master's and doctor's degrees at the University of Washington in 1 924 and 1942 respectively. During World War I I he served in the U . s. Army Air Force, leaving with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

News Notes PLU Selects Tellefson As New University Minister

Martha Olson Awarded 4th PLU Fulbright S cholarship Martha Olson, 2 1 , o f Wessing­ ton Springs, S.D., a senior honors student at Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity, has been awarded the prestigious fulbright Scholar­ ship, Dr. William O . Rieke, PLU president, announced. Miss Olson, the fourth PLU undergraduate in three years to receive the honor, plans to study next year in the religion depart­ ment at the University of Oslo (Norway) and at the School of Theology in Oslo. Hers was one of only two Fulbright Scholarships awarded for Norway this year. The research topic she prop­ osed deals with Norway's unique fundamental-secular religiou s split and what the controversy is doing to the state church. The scholarship, worth over $8,000 provides full tuition, room, board and expenses for a full year of study at the university of the scholar's choice. Miss O l son is majoring i n

Martha Olson Norwegian and religion at PLU. Her career plans include possible teaching of religion at the uni­ versity level or outdoor minis­ tries. At PLU she has earned honors at entrance and an undergraduate fellowship in religion. She has served as a resident assistant for two years and was co-chairman of the May Festival. A graduate of Irene H i g h School i n South Dakota, she i s the daughter of Rev. and Mrs . John Olson of Wessington Springs.

Cheney Grant Funds New Practice Facilities A $ 2 6 , 000 grant f r o m t h e Cheney Foundation o f Tacoma has made possible the purchase of six sound-proof portable practice rooms by Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity, PLU President Dr. Wil­ liam O . Rieke announced. Installation of the seven-by­ eight foot modules in the base­ ment of the University Center makes an additional 96 hours of private practice per day available to PLU music, drama or forensics s t u d e n t s , according to D r . Richard Moe, dean of the School of Fine Arts. The modules, built by Wenger Corp. of Owatonna, Minn., are acoustically treated to provide natu ral sound, Moe indicated. Each requires only one man-day to move or install, so they could 'conceivably be used anywhere on campus at minimal cost. Formal acceptance of the new facilities was held Feb. 3 in con­ junction with the PLU Concert Band Homecoming Concert. Rep­ resentatives of the Cheney Found­ ation were present.

Dr. K. T. Tang

Tang Featured Speaker At International Conference Dr. K.T. Tang, professor of physics at PLU, was one of five featured speakers at an interna­ tional conference on atomic and molecule collisions Jan. 10-IS in Norway. Ot h e r i n t e r n a t i o n a I I y -

Rev. Ronald Tellefson, 38, pas­ tor of Our Savior's Luthera n Church in Everett for the past three years, has been selected to serve as university minister at Pacific Lutheran University. He began his ministry Feb. 1 and was installed two weeks later. Rev. Tellefson, who was a un­ animous selection of the PLU Religious Life Council, will serve a team ministry with Rev. Donald Jerke, who joined the PLU staff 1 8 months ago. Accepting the appointment, Tellefson said, "I am excited about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ where present and future occupations are being dis­ covered as Christian vocations, and where daily work is done in faith and is seen as an opportunity to realize one's own humanity and to meet the needs of one's neigh­ bors. " Tellefson had previous campus ministry experience in Cheney, Wash., where he served as pastor renowned scientists on the con­ ference dais included Dr. M . S. Child, University of Oxford, Eng­ land ; Dr. J.P. Toennies , Max Planck Institute, Germany; Dr. Gert B illing, U niversity o f Copenhagen, Denmark; and Dr. Arnold Russek, U niversity of Connecticut. The conference, held at Spatind Hoyfjellshotell, near Oslo, was organized by Prof. Thor A. Bak of the University of Copenhagen to bring together leading interna­ t ional scientists in specialized fields of research relating to atomic energy. Dr. Tang has been involved for several years in research projects with theoretical applications in the development of gas lasers, control of nuclear fusion, a s ­ trophysics, upper atmospheric ph y s i c s a n d m a g n e t i c h y d ­ rodynamic generators. His current research is funded by grants from the National Sci­ ence Foundation and the Pet­ roleum Research Fund. A University of Washington graduate who holds a Ph. D . from Columbia University, Tang re­ turned to the PLU campus this fall after two years on leave. The first year was spent as a visiting pro­ fessor at the University of Wis­ consin-Madison. Last year he was invited to work at the prestigious Max Planck Institute in Gotten, Germany. During his leave part of his time ' was spent on research re­ fated to his current projects.

Rev. Ronald Tellefson of Emanuel Lutheran Church and cam pus pastor at E a s t e r n Washington State College from 1968-1973. While there he was conference chairman for Spokane area churches and attended a national campus ministry confer­ ence. At Ft. Atkinson, Wisc., native, Tellefson graduated from S t . Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. , in 1960 and from Luther Theolog­ ical Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., in 1 964. Lake Chelan (Wash. ) Luthe­ ran Church was his first parish. Both Tellefson and his wife, the former Camille Malchow, were members of the well-known St. Olaf College Choir during their undergraduate days. Mrs. Tellef­ son is a native of Aberdeen, S.D. They have two daughters, Carrie, 12, and Kristi, 8 .

Laurel Frosig, a n Anchorage, A l a s k a , s o p h o m o r e , b e c ame PLU's 1976 Lucia Bride during the annual pre-Christmas campus Lucia Bride Festival in early De­ cember. The daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Kristian Frosig, she trans­ ferred to PLU this year from the University of Alaska.

New Directions At $4 1 2,000 ; 90 Days Left By Edgar Larson The Alumni New Directions program has been, for many months, the most succes sful fund drive ever undertaken by the PLU Alumni Association. The total income in gifts and pledges, has passed the $4 1 2,000 mark. Two c lasses, 1958 and 1960, have established chal len ge funds a incentives for c lassma tes. In both cases, a challenge gift will match any class gift or pledge

PLU Alumni Offer Career Assessment Seminar Are you satisfied with your career? Are you anticipating or considering a career change? Recent studies show that the average person is likely to make as many as six significant career c b a n g e s during the working years. Reasons vary from simple dissatisfaction or disillusionment to the overcrowding or obsoles­ cence of a particular career field. This coming June the PL U Alumni Association and the PLU Career Planning and Placement Center will offer a Comprehen­ sive Career Assessment Seminar

Alumni Seek Nominations For Awards Nominations are now being ac­ cepted by the Alumni Board for the DISTING U I S HED ALUM­ NUS and ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARDS, given annually to outstanding alumni of PLU. All n ominations m u s t be accom­ panied by a letter of recommenda­ tion and returned to the Alumni office no later than May 1, 1977. Nominations may also be submit­ ted for the Heritage Award, given to either alumni or friends of the University for their dedicated years of service. Criteria for the above awards and past recipients are as follows : Criteria for t h e D I STIN G ­ UISHED ALUMNUS and ALUM­ NUS OF THE YEAR AWARDS: 1 . The person nominated must be

between now and May 3 1 . Several additional proj ects are planned during the last three months of the three-year drive. Included are special mailings, personal visits, and an appeal coordinated through recently ap­ pointed class rep res entatives Everyone associated with the university is grateful for th e re­ sponse of alum s to the New Direc­ tions concept. The funds have already made numerous scbolar­ s hips and projects possible. Nevertheless , the fact remains that there is still a long way to go to reach our $500,000 goal and fully fund all of the projects planned as a result of the cam­ paign. We also fi nd that only 1 2 per cent o f our al ums have s o far participated in the project.

Remember, small gifts do make a difference. As Alumni Associa­ tion President Marv Fredrickson points out, if all alums still to be heard from could contribute $ 1 0, we 'd sail over our goal with ease . The beauty of the New Direc­ tions program is its di versity. All of u s can fund an area to which we feel close, a part of PLU that we want to support and encouTage . Many who have made an initial gift have responded with an addi ­ tional gift as we reach for our goal . Others who have not contn­ buted thus far are seeing how their gift can r ally make a differ­ ence, and are now joining in the d rive. S mall gifts, large gifts, defer­ red gifts - they will all help us to reach our goal .

for persons who might be in­ terested in investigating a diffe­ rent profession or occupation. The seminar, presented by In­ teraction, is designed to provide a career guidance service. Parti cip­ ants learn to view their present careers from a new perspective and some decide to stay. Particu­ larly, one learns to critically as­ sess the direction he or she is headed, weigh alternatives, make critical value j udgments and, when necessary, make effective career changes based on sound planning and a knowledge of av­ ailable resources. Interaction has contracted with the State of Washington for four years and has significant success in reducing unemployment in the Puget Sound area. Its first semi­ nar, also successful, was offered to Univers ity of Washingt o n alumni. Further seminar details will be available in the next issue of Scene.

Alumni Plan Special Event Featuring Dr. Chris Chandler

an alumnus of PLU or its merged institutions as defined by the Alumni Association constitution. 2. The nominee should exemp­ lify the ideals of the Universi­ ty, including its emphasis on the Christian life. 3. Alumni should be considered without regard to geographic location. Nominees for the Association's highest award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, should have achieved special distinction in a significant field of endeavor and through outstanding character or dedication have been of special service to their fellow man. Past reCipients are Luther G. Jerstad, Martin Johnson, Lloyd Nyhus, Robert Mortvedt, Halfdan L. Foss, William O. Rieke, Dorothy Meyer, Walter H. Capps, William O. Foege, Edna Goodrich, Jens W. Knudsen, and Elizabeth Hensel. The Alumnus of the Y e a r Award is made t o a n alumni recognized in their field of en­ deavor and have demonstrated interest and support to the Alumni Association as well as loyalty to the university.

Dr. Chris Chandler '70, a Seattle physician who last October joined a select group of mountain clim­ bers who have conquered 29,028foot Mt. Everest, will be an hon­ ored guest of the PLU Alumni Association at a special program on campus Wednesday, March 16. The complimentary program will feature a slide presentation dealing with the recent Everest e x p e d i t i o n , n a r rated by D r . Chandler. It will b e held i n Chris Knutzen Hall, University Center, at 7 :30 p.m. Chandler and his climbing com­ panion, Bob McCormack of of Boulder, Colo., became the 52nd and 53rd persons to scale the world's highest mountain peak since Sir Edmund Hillary became the first in 1953. The former PLU chemistry major and honors student is also the second PLU alum to stand at the top of the world. Lute Jerstad '58 was a member of the first American expedition in 1963.

School Of Nursing Hears Grad Lecture Maj. Richard Knudson ' 6 8 was a guest lecturer at PLU recently, speaking on the topic of "high risk and premature infants." P r e s e n t l y a physician at Madigan General Hospital, Fort Lewis, Major Knudson was in­ vited to speak as a part of the Centrum lecture series sponsored by the PLU School of Nursing.

Alumni Offer Student Job, Career Advice What are some good ways of obtaining i nterviews within com­ panies when you don't have any insid e c ntacts ? Do you advise a st udent to spea k with someone who has ex­ perience working in the job area that the student is int rested in? I f so, how does one go about estab­ Ii hing these contacts? How do you know if you have enough education for a given job, and if not, how much more do you need ? PLU students were asking simi­ lar questions at a recent Job Search seminar held on campus. They will receive more help on campus February 24 from PLU alumni . The second ann ual Career I n formation Day, co-sponsored by ASPLU, PLU A l u m n i , and Career Planning and Placement, is being held in the University C e nter beginning at 1 0 a . m . Northwest alumni will be coming back to campus to talk about their careers and answer stu­ dents' questions. In addition to the informal ex­ change of ideas, special presenta­ tions will be mad e . Alumni interested in participat­ ing in future Career Information Days should contact the Alumni Office or th� Career Planning and Placement Office.

Portland Alums Provide $ 1 000 Scholarship A sellout crowd a t the PLU Christmas Concert in Portland's Civic Auditorium in December has made available $1 ,000 in scho­ larship funds for one or more Portland area PLU students. The scholarship was made pos­ sible by the offer of the Portland chapter of the Alumni Association to sponsor the event. The group helped insure the financial suc­ cess of the concert by taking responsibility for a variety of promotional activities. According to alumni director Ron Coltom, this was the first time an alumni chapter has under­ taken a fund-raising activity of this magnitude. He indicated that it would serve as an excellent example to other chapters. The Portland chapter president is Dale Benson '63. Ticket sales coordinator was Mike Ford '68.

how have we done? As of this date slightly over $410,000 has been . given or pledged repr.esent1Og � significant increase 10 alumm giving. That's great! But as be­ fore less than 10 per cent of alu ni have participated. That is not so great ! To be sure we are thankful for those faithful alums who have increased their giving. The title of this article is not an original and I am .sure that. yo.u Biblical scholars Will recogmze It as "from Luke 1 7 : 1 7 in the New E nglish B ible vers ion where Jesus was puzzled as to why only one of ten healed lepers returned to give thanks. " Rarely d o I meet a n alum who is not thankful for the kind of educa­ tion that he/she received at PLU. But why do so few express their thanks by giving back to PLU to provide scholarships and help re­ duce the cost for today's student? Could you have afforded the $4200 basic cost today's student faces ? Maybe you feel that you can't make a large enough gift to matt­ er. But look at it this way. If each alum who has not participated in the New Directions program were to give only $10 we would sail over our goal with ease. In the story of the ten lepers I am sure �hat most of the nine eventually said thanks in some fashion and maybe even some sought out Jesus to say thanks. Won't you reconsider now and let us hear from you.

What Are You Doing This Summer? By Ronald C. Coltom

Alumni Director One thing I constantly hear from alums is "If I had just known about that it would have been fun to attend." There are a lot of things happening around P.L.U. during the school year as any student or faculty member will tell you who has to constantly make the decision of which of perhaps several ey ents will. be attended on a given evemng. Should I attend the basketball game, the play or the lecture. Something for everyone but too much for any one person. While the school year is packed with activities, the summer is not without anything to do. As a matter of fact this is a time designed for the visitor as well as those usually around the campus. Summer school is divided into two sessions. June 20-July 20 and July 2 1-Aug. 19. These classes are available for credit toward a bachelors or masters degree or just for personal enrichment or growth . The Alumni Association is offering a career assessmen � seminar in June and also Alumm College on August 4, 5, and 6. Most of these are designed for adults but there are also many events just for children. Music camps, cheerleaders school, football basketball - baseball - wrestling and soccer camps are a few. As you can see there is some­ thing for just about everyone. Why not take advantage of . the opportunity and spend some time around the old alma mater. Maybe you just want a place to sPt:nd a night or two. We have dormitory facilities available at a very reas o n able f e e , a n d other facilities like the golf course, swimming pool, and bowling lanes. What are you doing this summ­ er? Why not incl�de P.L.U. in your plans? Just contact our office for further information. Now, don't say I didn't tell you.

t he Ot h er Nine - Where Are They? By Dr. Marvin Fredrickson President, Alumni Association In the early 1970's it became evident that a serious problem in alumni giving existed. Despite a rapidly increasing number o f alumni giving was a t best stable and a tually showing signs of decreasing. The Alumn � Boa�d was painfully aware of thiS and 10 1 973-74 devised a multi-faceted three-year program known as New Directions and set a goal of $500,000.

That program is now less than four months from completion and

1976-77 Alumni Board Representatives to the Unlv. Board of Regents

Theodore C. Carlstrom '55 ( 1977) 1556 Webster St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 Law r e n c e H a u g e ' 5 1 ( 1978) ESD # 167-Court House Wenatchee, WA 98801 Dr. Ronald Lerch '61 5611 W. Victoria Kennewick, WA 99336 Members-At-Large (1 Yr. App.)

Dr. Dale Benson '63 6416 S.W. Loop Dr. Portland, OR 97221 Mardell Soiland Olson '59 3831 Polaris Drive La Mesa, CA 92041

Dorothy Meyer Schnaible '49 1 1 1 1 East First Moscow, 10 83843 Le Roy E. Spitzer '52 Route 5, Box 260 Bremerton, WA 98310 Term Expires May 1978

C h a p _ L u t h e r T . Gabrielsen '50 Hq. 92nd CSGIHC Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 10th Ave. East Tacoma, WA 98445 Joanne Poencet Berton '56 2001 N.E. Landover Drive Vancouver, WA 98664 Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3358 Saddle Drive Hayward, CA 94541

Term Expires May 1977

D r . M a r v i n D . Fredrickson '64 1768 SW Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201 Betty Riggers Keith '53 17022 35th N.E .. Seattle, WA 98155

Term Expires May 1979

Donald D. Gross '65 6925 S.E. 34th Mercer Island, WA � Dr. John Jacobson '60

440 South Miller

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Luella Toso Johnson '51 7 Thornewood Drive Tacoma, WA 98498 John McLaughlin '71 32631 39th Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98002

Performances Follow PLU Dinners In Two Cities President William O. Rieke will address PLU Dinners set for March 5 in Eugene, Ore., and April 4 in Spokane, Wash. These will be in conjunction with performances by PLU or­ ganizations in those cities o n those particular evenings. The Mayfest d a n c e r s w i l l be i n Eugene and the Choir of the West in Spokane. The Eugene dinner will be held at 5 p.m. at the International Kings Table, 85 Oakway Mall. Price of the dinner will be $3.50. Reservations should be made by March 3 by writing or telephoning Mrs. James V. Luce, 2545 W. 2 1st, Eugene, Ore. 97402 503/345-55?8. ! Following the d10ner meetmg participants are invited to attend a performance by the PLU Mayf­ est dancers at 7:30 p.m. in United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St., Eugene. . . The Spokane dmner IS scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Ridpath Hotel. Price of the dinner will be $5.95 including gratuity. Reservations should be made by March 31 to either of the follow­ ing: Mrs. Vernon F. Laubach, 3205 South Stevens, Spokane, Wash. 99203, 509/624-9394; Mrs. B. J. Ruehl, 232 West 36th, Spokane, Wash. 99303, 509/624-8745. The dinner will conclude in time for participants to walk to the Spokane Opera House for the 8:00 p.m. concert by the touring PLU Choir of the West under the direction of Prof. Maurice H . Skones.

Term Expires May 1980

Kenneth J. Edmonds '64 801 42nd Ave. N.W. Puyallup, WA 98371 Carol Bottemiller Geldak­ er '57 18525 S. Trillium Way West Linn, OR 97068 Ken " Skip" Hartvigson, Jr. '65 658 N.W. 1 14th Place Seattle, WA 98177 Dr. Ronald A. Miller '65 211 Idaho A venue Whitefish, MT 59937 Executive Secretary

Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Pacific L u t h e r a n U n i ­ versity Tacoma, WA 98447 Ex-Officio Student Repre- 8entative

Ron Benton, President ASPLU

Scene Included In Design Publication The Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty periodical, Scene, has been selected as one of 10 unIversity periodicals featured �n a. profe � ­ sional workbook pubhcatlon enti­ tled " Creative Tabloid Design." The workbook is published by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a national educational public rela­ tions organization. Other periodicals selected in­ clude Duke, California Monthly, Harvard Today, Hofstra Report, Princeton Weekly, Roomer (Syra­ cuse), Sallyport (Reed), Spectrum (Boston) and UCLA Monthly.


Notes Meet Your Clas s Rep ! This issue of Scene, for the firs t time, identifies your own class representati v e s . You are welcome to contact your rep regarding informa­ tion about yourself or class­ mates, or to convey your interest or concern regard­ ing the university or the Alumni Association. Class notes and other materia ls may be sent to either your rep or to the Alumni Office.

Former Faculty Mrs. LUCILLE ANNE SCHMEIDER is associate professor of biology at Ithaca C liege in Ithaca, N.Y. She taught at PLC from 1953 to 1955.

Pre-20's 20's

Clarence Lund 400 Wheeler Soutb Tacoma, WA 98444

FRANK and MILDRED (Hoff x '46; SWANBERG were unexpected hosts to two recent graduates from PLU this past summer . . . Imagine their surprise when two young men knocked on their door in Gaithersburg, Md., to ask directions and said they were from Tacoma, Wash. Are you from PLU? Frank asked and was almost startled when Steve Ward '72 and Jeff Johnson '72 said, yes, we are! The Swanbergs invited the boys in and they had a PLU reunion. (See class notes for '72 for further comments).

1953 Barbara Tborp 810 Soutb 1 19tb Tacoma, WA 98444

Oscar Williams 4717 27tb St. N.E. Puyallup, WA 98371

Otis Grande 1 1 1 1 14th Ave. Fox Island, WA 98333

RAMON L. BARNES was chosen VIP of the Month by the Pierce County School Employees Federal Credit Union. Ray is athletic director for the Puyallup. Wash. School District.

CHARLES M. FALLSTROM '39, Issa­ quah High School Principal has received a citation from the National Association of Secondary School Principals recogniz­ ing his leadership in American education. Chuck was honored when his term as president of the association ended during the principals' annual convention in New Orleans earlier in the school year.

Edroy Woldseth 921 Tule Lake Road Tacoma. WA 98444

Afton Schafer 7819 25th Ave. E. Tacoma. WA 98408

SEMON A ND E R S O N was chosen " 1 977 Man of the Year" by the Raymond Chamber of Commerce in Raymond. Wash. He is a school principal i n Raymond.

Delbert Zier 914 19th Street NW Puyallup, WA 98371

LeRoy Spitzer Route 5, Box 260 Bremerton, WA 98.110


Late 30's



NICKOLAS GLASER is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado in G reeley. Colo.

Ella Fosness 2405 62nd Ave. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Howard Shull 416 21st St. NW Puyallup. WA 98371

Tbeodore Gulhaugen 864 Polk South Tacoma, WA 98444

Early 30's

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1 955 Erv Severtson 921 129tb Soutb Tacoma, WA 98444

Pastor DON GAARDER was elected to a two-year term as vice president of the South Dakota District last June, after filli n g an u nexpired term for eight months., He was also re-elected chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Augustana College Board of Regents and by virtue of these offices. serves on the executive committees of both boards. He lives with his wife, Alta (Prestbye '55) in Button, S. Dak. PATRICIA J. MORIS is now on the staff of the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. She has been selected for promotion to captain in the U.S. Navy. Pat is in the Ph.D. program in the department of sociology at the Uni­ versity of Washington and recently co­ authored a paper on nurse practitioners which was presented at the annual con­ vention of the American Sociological Association.

1956 JACK L . HOOVER is associate di­ rector of admissions and records at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont.

1 958 Jim Capelli 8 1 16 88th Ct. S.W. Tacoma, WA 98498


Anita Londgren 3101 N. 29tb Street Tacoma, WA 98407

BETTY MUSEUS had an article pub­ lished in the November/December 1976 issue of The American Music Teacher. official journal of the Music Teachers National Association of which she is a member. It is entitled "Mozart's Fantasia in C Minor, K.475." She is also secretary of a newly organized American Guild of Organists chapter in Missoula, MOIlt. where she lives. Chaplain/Major RICHARD W. SELLE has recently been assigned to Ft. Lewis as Squadron Chaplain for the Air CAV. His last duty was a one-year chaplain advance course in Staten Island, N.Y. While there he completed work for a masters degree in guidance and counseling at Long Island University. He is currently living in Gig Harbor, Wash.

1960 Lois White 1081 Lynnwood N.E. Renton. WA 98055

WILLIENA M. AUSHERMAN (Boone) is a curriculum developer for the Osceola County Schools and a GED instructor in the evening program. She lives in Kissim­ mee, Fla.

1963 Christy Ulleland 15424 9th Ave. SW #2 Seattle, WA 98166

MARILYN L. (Boe) GRAHAM and her husband, a major with the Army En­ gineers, are living in Idaho Falls, Id. Major Graham supervised the cleanup . after the dam break last summer and is head engineer at the dam sight. B ET T Y ( J o h n s o n ) a n d D E N N Y HELSETH are living i n San Ramon. Calif., where Denny is the manager of Forsyth Hardwood Company in San Fran­ cisco. Betty is not teaching in California, but keeps busy with 6-year-old son, Troy. DR. MICHAEL H. MACDONALD is an associate professor of German and philosophy at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash. He is also immediate past president of the Pacific Northwest Council on foreign languages and cur­ rently president of the Northwest Confer­ ence on Philosophy. He is married and lives in Seattle with his wife, Karen, and their three children, Glen, 7, Caroline, 5 and Timothy, 2. DR. JOHN A. STEVENS is an or­ thopedic surgeon in Salem, Ore.

1 964 SHARON (Frye) EZELL is living in Carson City, Nev., where she is a social services specialist for the Department of Human Resources. They have three chil­ dren. WILLIAM FLACK has joined the staff of Washington State House Speaker­ designate John Bagnariol. He will be Bagnariol's chief administrative assis­ tant. ROBERT SHIVE and wife, Ginger. are living in Sisters. Ore . , where Bob is in the real estate business. Ginger is the prop­ rietress of a handcrafts store, "The Shearing Shed . "

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Connie Hildahl Box 990 Steilacoom, WA 98388

Stan Fredrickson 14858 203rd S.E. Renton. WA 98055

HELEN WOLFF is assistant professor of nursing at the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.


Charlie Mays 16619 S.E. 147th Street Renton. WA 98055

MARY ELIZABETH (Erkkila) GEM­ BUS and husband, William, are living in Loveland, Ohio after having spent five years living in Brussels. Belgium, and Frankfurt, Germany. where he was en­ gaged in U.S. tax work for the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse. They have two children, Karin, 9, and Paul, 5. C. STANLEY TROM is district attor­ ney for Ventura County and is on the investigation of the mental hospitals in California for murder.

HANS ALBERTSSON is coach for the Norwegian National Basketball tea m . The team came to the United States in December for a 17-game, three-week tour in the Middle West. The games were played at 15 colleges and universities in Illinois. Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri. MARK A. NESSE. formerly head libra­ rian of the Beverly, Mississippi Library, has been named director of the Everett, Wash., Public Library.


Dennis Hardtke '66 19 Fife Heights Dr. E. Tacoma, WA 98424

EARL ECKLUND, JR. is Coordinator for IEEE Computer Society Curricula Workshop held at Ill inois State Universi­ ty, Normal, Ill. HERB AND LYNNE (Larson '67) HOSSFELD are living in Danville, Calif., where Herb is with the New York Life Insurance Company. He was formerly with New York Life in Alberta, Canada. C. DAVID and LINDA (Magnuson '68) OLSON are living in San Diego. Calif., where Dave is branch manager of Simp­ lex (alarms and clocks). Prior to moving to California they spent five years in �Contlnued on Pale 20)

Qass Notes ( Continued from Page 1 9 ) Denver, Colo. They have two daughters, Kendra, 4%, and Elise, 2 % . LARRY STEVENS received his Ph.D. in Entomology in 1974 and is now re­ search entomologist at the University of Guam in Agana, Guam. C A R L S W E N S O N i s t e a c h i ng mathematics at Seattle University, after a post doctoral fellowship in Seattle during the past academic year.

1 967 REBECCA (Olson) EVANS has ac­ cepted a position as elementary school guidan ce counselor in the Leeward Dis­ trict of lia a' i on Oahu. She serve s in two schools, one of which ' a plantation school. •JAMES W. GALLAWAY is currently assistan t Inn keeper of Holiday Inn­ Financial District in San Francisco, Calif.

196 8 Mlke McKean 4011 10th N.W.

Gig Harbor, WA


ART and Karen BOLSTAD of Sioux Falls. . 0. , are spending a period of Deputation, a period prior to field depar­ tur in which LBT mi ssionaries "share with Christ 's people the challenge which He has laid upon their hearts to go into foreign mission field s . " J EFFR EY L. CAREY is living in Seat­ tl , Wash . , where he is in law practice as an associate with Skeel, Mc Kelvy, Henke and .Betts. GILBERT DEBNER (MBA '68) is con­ troller for The A merican Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. He will be in charge of the church's accounting systems, data processing, budget fore­ casting, and the interp retation of finan­ cial analysis. CAROL (Tiedeman) and GARARD '67 G USTAFSON l ive in M i l ton, Wash. Garard is an optometrist in Milton. They have two sons, Andy, 3, and Stephen, 6 mo. DAVID and L I N D A ( O s m u n d s o n ) MONSON are living i n Richmond, Calif. where Dave is back in school, preparing for the parish ministry after leaving seminary study at LSTC in Chicago 7 112 years ago. Dave is also working part-time while studying, and he and Linda share the raising of their two boys while running a day care center. EDWIN R. and Carole E. (Toepke '72) PETERSE are living in Trondheim, Norway. where Ed has been appointed to a position on th social work faculty at the University of Trondheim. They ill be there through December 1978.


John Bustad llSU Woodland Ave. E. Puyaflup, WA 98371

CA OLYN < Ramsfield) ABEL is a junior high school math teacher in Securi­ ty, Colo. Carolyn and her husband, Bryce, have a daughter, Amy Michelle, born in Apl'i1 1976. They are presently building a cabin in the Colorado Rockies. DAVID CHANCE has opened a dental office in Port Angeles, Wash. JOHN F. FISCHBACK has been named city manager of Robbinsdale, Minn. , a suburb of Minneapolis. Prior to this he was city manager in Lake Forester, Ill. for 3 1J2 years. He is married and he and his wife have two children. The family

enjoys going on picnics and treasure hunting at small, out-of-the-way antique shops. SHARON (Gransee) O'BRIEN and hus­ band, Pat, are living in Goodnews, Alaska, where both are teaching in Goodnews Bay for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. They have a small son, Sean, born August 24, 1976. DAVE and MARGIT (Hokenstad '70) RIC HARDT are living in Puyallup, Wash., where Margit is teaching sixth grade at Karschner Elementary School. She also teaches calligraphy to students after school. Dave is still employed at Rogers High School teaching English, drama and stage technology. This l a s t year he received his master of arts degree in theatre from Western Washington State College. Last summer they had a six-week vacation in Europe where they visited friends and relatives. REV. RICHARD ROUSE was installed at pastor of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, Calif., last De­ cember. He is married and thev . have one daughter, Nicole , 2. DR . and MRS. TIM SMITH (Margene Kay Sorenson '69) are living in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Tim is teaching and doing research at the University of Hawaii .

1 970 JOHN BRANNFORS received his mas­ ter's degree in 1975 in the field of education, long after most students had gr duated. in fact two of John' s three children had graduated from PLU before he did. He feels that he can bring something into the classroom that most young teachers can't and that is patien e. He found a teaching position soon after he finished his colle ge classes and is now enjoying his dream of years ago. MRS. ANKE A. CULVER ( MAS '70) has authored a German language text­ book entitled The Maga7.lne . The book makes use of a wide variety of selec tions from .authentic German magazines as a means of introducing students to the German culture. Prior to undertaking her graduate study at PLU, Mrs. Culver graduated from Kiel State Teacher's College in Kiel, Germany. She has been an instructor of German at Thornton Com­ munity College in South Holland, Ill. since 1971. JAMES and MIRIAM (Sucher) HAT­ LEVIG are living in Orlwein, 10. where Miriam is head nurse at Mercy Hospital and Jim is a biology teacher and girls' athletic coach at Orlwein High School. They have two children, Kersten Janelle, 3112, and Megan Adell born Nov. 8, 1976.

1971 Cindy Jackson 1 107 South 4th Renton, WA 98055

SUSAN (Fehrman) ELIZAGARA Y and husband are living in Rolla, Mo. where Susan works for a university and he is in the army. SCOTT HIGHLAND is training for controller of Smith Brot hers Dairy in Kent, Wash. JOSEPH O. HUSTAD . JR. is living in Portland, Ore., where he and his father recently completed construction of a new mortuary. They are presently working on plans for another mortuary Ollt, ide the Portland area along with a connecting lobby in which to display art of various forms. KATHERINE (Mancke) KIDD is coor­ dinator of Support Services for Continu­ ing Education, at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pa.

TONY LISTER i s distribution manager for Parke Davis in Minneapolis, Minn. He resides in Plymouth, Minn. CONNIE MILLER is currently on the faculty at Dundalk Community College in B a l t imore, M d . as media resourc e specialist. She completed her masters degree in educational media at Temple University in 1974. LYNN R. PETTIT and his wife, Kath­ leen, and their two children, Larissa, S, and Benjamin I, are living in St. Paul, Minn. REBECCA (Mitchell) THOMPSON and husband with their daughter, Rachael Joy, are living in Antwerp, Belgium, but they are soon leaving for Africa. While in Belgium they were both students at the Institute of T ropical Medicine. When they leave for Africa they will be going as part of an Alliance team, with Dave as the doctor and four or five m i s s i onary nurses, including Rebecca . ARNOLD WATLAND, original l y from Montesano, Was h . , is now he principal of the American Elementary/Junior High 'School in Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Ameri­ can School is operated by the Department of Defense for children in grades K-I0. OAS pupils come from military and U.S. Department of State families, primarily. Arnold is the first principal at the school of Norwegian decent, his father having come from Feda in Vest Agder.


Kristi Duris 12158 "An St, Tacoma, WA 98444

CATHY (Croghan) ALZNER and hus­ band , Robert, are living i n West Linn, Ore. where Cathy is working part-time "on call" as an operating-room nurse in Portland, Ore. She also teaches Lamaze Childbirth classes. They have one daught ­ er, Angela 1 112. LINDA BURT bas been appointed a research assistant in agricu l tu re at Washington State U niversity, Pullman, Wash., for the 1976/77 school year. ALLEN DIRE of Federal Way, Wash ., has been named administrator of the Cerebral Palsy Residential Center, pre­ sently nearing completion in Burien, Wash. DAN HORSFALL obtained his M.S. in computer science from Washington State University in 1974, and is currently an associate professional services analyst. He and his wife (Kathy Vodder '73) are living in Chaska, Minn. JEFF JOHNSON and STEVE WARD toured the United States this past summ­ er visiting 35 in all. While looking for a friend in Washington, D.C. they knocked on a door to ask directions. They told the gentlemen who answered the door that they were from Tacoma, Wash., and he asked them if they were by chance from PLU. They were so surprised to find that they had stopped at the home of another PLU alum and his wife, Frank and Mildred ( Hoff x '4 6 ) Swanberg '52. They were invited in and thoroughly enjoyed their visit with the Swanbergs, in fact they are still talking about their experi­ ence last summer. ELIZABETH SOMMARS has joined the KVI news staff in Seattle, Wash. ARTHUR and LAURA (Gu stav '73) SPURR ELL are living in Clarks Summit, Pa., where Art is working in sales and marketing at Schott Optical and Laura is working part-time in the biology and chemistry labs at a ju nior col lege. STEVE WARD is living in Tacoma, Wash. where he is em ployed with Dial Finance in downtown Tacoma. Steve is assistant credit manager. REV. DAVID E. PAULSON and wife, DIANE (Schaefer '71) have now taken up residence in Papua New Guinea, where David has accepted a call to work at Kainantu. His work will entail religious

instruction at two high schools, as well as assisting Papua New Guineans in church f i n a n cing and record keeping. He graduated from Luther Theological Seminary in May 1976 and was ordained in Spokane, Wash., on August 15, 1976.

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1973 DENNIS ANDERSEN and wife, Kathi, are living in Seattle, Wash . , where Dennis has been appointed assistan curator of the historical photography collection, S u z z a l l o L i b r ry , U n i v e r s i t y o f Washington. JOH H U S HAGEN i s l i v i n g i n Brooklyn, Wisc., where he is learni ng to e a pig, COW, sheep , and tree farmer in American's hotbed of historical rural radicalism - Wisconsin NEAL MARTIN is vice-president of Martin's Town and Country Furniture, Inc., according to his father, founder of the business . They live in Canby, Ore. GARY PFLUEGER is living in Moum Hermon, Calif., where he is registrar at Mount Hermon Christian Camp which is a non-denominational organization. LINDA OBERTSON is living in Aied, Hawaii, where she is working as Chri stian youth director at Barbers Point Naval Air Station Chapel , just outside of Honolulu, Ha ail . JEAN STJLL (MAS '73) has been named a isiting assistant professor of home economics at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.


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CURTIS BEEMAN is livmg in Red­ wood City, Calif., where he is working in the chemistry department in Stan ford Research Institute. KA YLYN BOCKEM UEHL is living in Mountain View, Calif., where she i s doing graduate work in nursing at the Universi­ ty of California - San Francisco and working in the intensi e care unit at Stanford U ruversity Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif. MARK BUCKINGHAM has completed one year of studies at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York, and is continuing this year. Last summer he worked at IBM in Yorktown Heights, New York, as a research assistant. PATRICIA CARDEN is working as a sales specialist with Campbell Soup Com­ pany in Bellevue, Wash. She is cur­ rently involved in the Tacoma Big Sisters program and is coaching a senior high girl's basketball team. She lives in Taco­ ma, Wash. PETER A. FUKUY AMA has moved from Camden, Maine, to Streamwood, I l l . , where h e is a n industrial engineer for a mobile hydraulics manufacturer. BECKY (Wulf) HARRISON is living in Killeen, Tex., where she is a 1st Lt. Army Physical Therapist. She married Captain Robert Harrison on Aug 14, 1976 in Sacramento, Calif. Her husband is a helicopter pilot and both are stationed at Fort Hood, Tex. JOEL KLETT has completed his mas­ ter's degree in business at UCLA, and i s currently employed a t t h e B a y View Federal Savings and Loan, Menlo Park B ranch, Menlo Park, Calif. LONNIE MOES has been appolDted as administrator for Chelan and Douglas Counties in the Washington State Depart­ ment of Social and Health Services. Lonnie has purchased a home in East Wenatchee, Wash., and has moved there with his wife, Susan, and their two sons, Gene, 8, and John, 9.

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band, Andrew, have returned to Anchor­ age, Alaska, where they were married in March 1976, after having spent t h e summer and early winter in Millbrae, Calif. DOUG and LISA (Heins '74) RUECK­ ER are living in Atlanta, GA., where Doug

Mo. Lisa is a medical technologist at Physician's Laboratory in Atlanta. RANDALL D. THOMAS is living in

structor Pilot course at Randolph AFB, Tex. He will be assigned to Williams AFB, Ariz . , for duty with a unit of the Air Training Command. ROD HARRIS is teaching 6-12th grade instrumental music in Winters, Calif. His 'w ife, MARGO (Blecha '76) is working in the control section of the computer center at the University of California-Davis.

Detroit, Mich., where he has a managerial

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i s serving as v i c a r ( in t e r n ) at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Doraville. He i s a third-year student at Concordia Seminary-in-Exile (Seminex), St. Louis,

position with Chrysler Corporation as an industrial relations couns e l o r . He is married to Phoebe Lightsey of Buffalo,

NY. KATHERINE (Thompson) ALVORD and husband, John, are living in Tacoma, Wash., where she works in the physical therapy department at University of Puget Sound. Her husband is a student at UPS.

Swarthmore, Pa., where she is a staff nurse at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia. T. RANDY MAHONEY II i s employed as a junior chemist at Barnes-Hind Phar­ RONALD J. SHAW, a captain in the United States Air Force is now on duty at Peterson AFB, Colo. Ron is chief of the

KIM BISHOP i s teaching music at Shelby, Mont. , High School. He is married and his wife is a registered nurse at the Toole County Hospital. SUSAN KEMPE says she i s living in a haunted house in Denver, Colo., and works as the advertising production co­ ordinator for a magazine publ i s h i n g company . TOM KRATZKE is a teaching assistant in math at Washington State University. R O G E R L I P E R A is l i v i n g i n Bloomington, Ill., where he is completing . a graduate degree program at Illinois State University in Normal, III. He is also serving as technical director and part­ time

KATY HOWARD has been named the new director of the Eatonville area Mul­ tipurpose Center in Eatonville, Wash. GRETA L. JOHNSON is living in

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Lincoln. Ill. JOHN A . PACHECO (MA '75) is pre­ sently working at the Federal Correction­ al Institution in Danbury, Conn. , where he resides. REG INALD PEARSALL of Beaverton, Ore., is a music specialist for Portland Public Schools. He teaches general music grades K-6, chorus grades 5-8 and has both boy's and girl's glee. PAULA PUDWILL is living in Bel­ levu , Was h . , and is working at Group Health Ho pital in Seattle, Was h . , in the sur g e ry - anesthesia departments as a medical secretary. She also directs two c h o i rs at C h rist the King Lutheran Church i n Bellevue. for grad s 1-8 and

9-12, CLAUDIA L. REA will graduate with a master's degree in Public Admi nistration from the Institute of Public Service at ea tie University this February. She has been appointed to the .Bellevue Arts Commission. She Jives in Bellevue. KIM SWANSON is presently enjoying his first year at the University of Califor­ nia-Davis School of Medicine. VIRGINIA WITT is attending Arts Center College of Design at Pasadena, alif. MICHAEL D . ZIARA is director of accounting for South Kitsap School Dis­ trict i n Port Orchard, Wash.

1976 SUSAN L. ADAMS is living in Camas, Wash. , where she is teaching 4th grade at Lacamas Heights Elementary School. MARY BOSENIUS i s teaching first grade at Belfair Elementary School in

and that she is never bored, which may be the reason 40,000 miles a year on the road don't discourage her. ROBERT E. GEISER (MAS '76) is a captain in the United States Air Force and has graduated from the T -38 Talon In­

Belfair, Wash. MARY McCONIHE (MAS '76) is a case manager at McNeil Federal Penitentiary, Steilacoom, Wash. She lives in Moses Lake, Wash., and commutes between Moses Lake and Tacoma on the weekends. She says her job is a genuine challenge

maintenance management information branch at Headquarters, Aerospace De­ fense Command. He pr�viously served at McChord AFB, Wash. RONALD S HELTON is a process chemist at ITT Rayonier's Grays Harbor Division, in Aberdeen, Wash. JANET MARIE THOMPSON has been appointed a teaching assistant in foreign languages and literatures at Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., for the 1976177 school year. SHARON WALLINDER i s currently teach ing second grade at Coupeville Elementary School on Whidbey Island, Wash. KAREN C. WRIGHT and husband, Damon, are living in Astoria, Ore., where Karen is working as a graduate nurse on the medical floor at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Her husband is at Clatsop Community College.

Marriages BARBARA J. NEMNICK '76 and RICK OUHL '76 were married May 29, 1976. Rick i s i n Dental School at the University of Washington and Barbara is a CPA for a law firm in Seattle, where they are makmg their first home. K A R E N M c C L E L L A N ' 7 5 and DEUANE I UENZI '75 were married .June 12; 1976 in Puyallup, Wash . , at Bethany Baptist Chu rc h. Deuane is teach­ ing secondary choral music at Sil erton Union High School. Karen taught elemen­ tary music in he Spanaway, Wash. School District prior to h r marnage. She re­ c eived her masters of music in accom­ panying during the 1974-75 year at PLU. They live in Silverton, Ore. DAN A OTTERHOLT '73 married Vicki Tucker in Ferndale, Wash. on June 1 3 , 1976. They are both dental students at the University of Washington. KAREN L. STENBERG '72 married Douglas C. French on Aug. 7, 1976 at Beth lehem Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Mont. After a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, Nev., the couple is making their first home in Mitchell, Neb. where Doug is a police officer for the Mitchell Police Dept. Karen is teaching a second grade class in Mitchell. JAMES E. THATCHER '71 married Catherine Marie Redmond on Sept. 4, 1976 in Kirkland, Wash. Jim is now employed by the State of Washington and is working towards his masters degree in public service at Seattle University. His wife i s also employed by the State. They , reside in Woodinville, Wash. KA Y E. MESSMER '75 married Doug­ las A. York of Los Alamos, N. Mex. on Sept. 4, 1976 at the bride's home in Marysville, Wash. They now live i n Kirk-

land, Wash . , where Kay is working as an afternoon teacher at t h e Childr e n ' s School Farm, a daycare nursery school. Doug is a freshman at Northwest College studying for the ministry. KAREN ROBERTS '72 married Bob Enhelder on Sept. 4, 1976, in Tacoma, Wash. in Christ Lutheran Church. Karen has been working as a nurse in the Group Health Cooperative in Olympia, Wash. They are making their first home in Tacoma. DENA KAY SLOVICK '74 married Thomas W. Wilbur on Sept. 25, 1976 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aloha, Ore. Following a wedding trip to the Oregon coast, the couple is at home in Pensacola, Fla. S H A R O N K. J O H N S O N '74 and BRUCE E. LUDEMAN '73 were married Sept. 1 1 , 1976 in Faith Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, Calif. They are making their first home in Spanaway, Wash. Bruce works for IBM i n Tacoma, Wash. and Sharon teaches fifth grade in the Bethel School District. CAROL L. MALVIN '73 and Navy Lcdr. Laurence-Neal Jensen were married Oct. 23, 1976. The Episcopal ceremony was held in Parke Chapel, S t . And r e w ' s Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii. They hon­ eymooned in Makaha, and are now resid­ ing in Aiea, Hawaii. Carol i s presently employed as secretary and organist for St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church, Ewa Beach, Hawaii and her h usband is brief­ ing officer for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific (CINCPAC) stationed at Camp Smith, Hawaii. MICHAEL P. O'NEILL, MA '74, and Diane E. L'Amoureux were married Nov. 6, 1976 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, Wash. Mike is currently on the administrative staff at PLU. MICHAEL MARTIN OLSON '75 and Vanessa Christine Jarvis of Kirkland, Wash. were married Nov. 20, 1976 in St. John's Episcopal Church in Kirkland. Following a honeymoon i n Hawaii, the couple will make their home in Tumwat­ er, Wash. DIANE MARY POLEO '76 and Lawr­ ence C. Wakefield were married Nov. 27, 1976 at Our Savior'S Lutheran Church, Lake Oswego, Ore. After a honeymoon trip to Palm Springs and southern Calif., the couple will make their home iri Tacoma, Wash. CHERYL BERGEN '72 and Thomas Koonsman were married Nov. 20, 1976. Following a honeymoon on the Island of Maui, Hawaii, they are making their first home in Palo Alto, Calif.

M / M D A N IEL P K N UTSEN ' 7 2 (SUSAN HOUGLUM x' 74 ), a son, Erik Peter, bOTn Jan. 21, 1 7 . They live i n Milwaukie, Ore. M/M DENNIS FLATH '68 (HELEN HOSUM '65), a daughter, Sarah, born M a r c h 1 4 , 1 976 She joins a sister, Elizabeth, 5 . Dennis is wildlife biologist for Montana State Fish & Game Depart­ ment. They reside in Bozeman, Mont. M/M RICHARD W. PETERSON '67, a son, Richard Eric, born May 20, 1976. They live in Thousand Oaks, Calif. M/M RICHARD MOC A B EE ( PA T ­ RICIA READ '69), a daughter, Trudee Maree, born May 22, 1976. They live in Glendive, Mont. where Patricia works as an office nurse for an orthopedic surgeon and her husband is the physical therapist in Glendive. RON


gineering and Construction Company in Pasadena, Calif. M/M T IM SHERRY '67 (MARCIA WAKE '67), a son, Peter William, born June 13, 1 976. He joins a brother Cooper Thomas, 4 yrs_ They live in Tacoma, Wash., where Tim teaches English at Washington High School. M / M J O H N M A N L E Y ( PA U L A SEIBERT '72) a daughter, Alicia Marie, born July 12, 1976. They are buying a 62-acre farm in Canby, Ore., with two other families. M/M LEWIS WILSON (MARIL YNNE BUDDRIUS '68), a son, George Richard, born July 19, 1976 in Spokane, Wash. MIM RON PHAY (JEANNE THOMP­ SON '70), a son, Jared Jeffrey, born Aug. 2 1 , 1976. They live in Post Falls, Ida. M/M J O H N T H I E B E S ( N A N C Y LUNDQUIST '72) a son, David Andrew, born Sept. 28, 1976. They live in Til­ lamook, Ore., where John is a wildlife biologist with Oregon State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Nancy is a first grade teacher in Tillamook. M/M CHARLIE SCHMALENLERGER (ROBBIE SNIDER '67), a son, Peter Andrew, born Oct. 1 1, 1976. He joins a brother, Carl, 8, and sister, Heidi, 6. Tbey live in Vancouver, Wash. M/M DALE ROWLEY x'74 (ELLEN HIEBER '74), a son, Jason Donald, born O.:: t. 12, 1976. He is their first child. They . live in Tacoma, Was h . , where Dale is an employee of Six Robblee's, a truck and auto parts business. DIM R I C H A R D K N U D S O N ' 6 8 (KATHY TEKSE '69), a son, David Erik, born Oct. 13, 1976. He joins a sister, Anna Serina, age 3. They live in Tacoma, Wash., where Rich is on the staff i n neoratology at Madigan Army Medical Center after a four-year tour in Hawaii. M / M M E D WYN D . SLOANE I I I (DONNA PETAJA '70), a daughter, Lara Nadine, born on Oct. 16, 1976. She is their first child. They live in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where he is stationed with the U.S. Army. M/M DAVID E . G UTZLER '71 (BAR­ BARA FINNEY '71), a daughter, Jill Marie, born Oct. 28, 1976. She joins a sister, Anna, age 2. They live in Aloha, Ore.

Deaths WALTER WIT,HELM, x'52 Nov. 20, 1976. Walter was assistant administrato r al ValJey General Hospital when he died



dinator with the Ralph M. Parsons En­



ANN CHAPMAN '73), a daughter, Sarah Beth, born June 6 , 1976. They now live in Arleta, Calif., where Sally Ann i s i n her 4th year at Columbus Eleme ntary School in Glendale. Ron has just been promoted to the position of design model coor-

suddenly of a heart attack. He had been at Valley General Hospi tal since July 1974 and had been administ rator at Lakewood G e n e ral Hospi ta l in Tacom a from 1961-73. DR. JAMES G . PATRICK of Spokane, Wash., passed away Nov. 25, 1976 at the age of 91. He was head of the Department of Economics and Business Administra­ tion at Pacific Lutheran College from 1946 until he retired in 195 1 .

C. RICHARD BATES '45, passed away Jan. 24, 1977 in Shelton, Wash. He had taught two years at Belfair and 28 years at Hood Canal School District. He received his master's degree in school administra­

tion at Pacific Lutheran University. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elaine Bates, and a daughter, Becky Bates, both of

Hoodsport. MARILYN POTTER x'59 passed away in the fall of 1975 of cancer and is survived by her parents. She taught in Castro Valley and Berkeley Schools in California up until shortly before the time of her death.

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Borcherding, Pri tchard Duos Boost Lady Lute Hoop Fortunes By Jim Kittilsby One of the more conspicuous mountains visible from Tacoma is The Brothers, a quadrangular, double - p e a k e d r i d ge on t h e boundary of the Olympic National Park, a popular recreation area w hich forms a western framework for the scenic PLU campus. At Lute City, devotees of distaff sports get recreational kicks by turning their attention to The Sisters. Peak performances by Jan and Bonnie Borcherding, along with their lower elevation teammates, Becca and Debbie Pritchard, have given a lift to the women's basket­ ball program, which headquar­ ters in atmospheric Memorial Gym, long a mecca of hoop hys­ teria. The Lady Lutes, 6-6 at the three-quarter j u ncture of the season, look to the Borcherdings and the alone-in-the-family Leigh Ann Kullberg for scoring punch, while the Pritchards apply the d efensive pre s sure and com­ mandeer the offense. Such diverse, yet complemen­ tary skills, as welded together by second year coach Kathy Hemion, will be put to the acid test March 3-4-5, the dates of the Northwest College Women's Sports Associa­ tion "B" tournament in Salem, Ore. PLU, without Bonnie B , scrambled to the runnerup spot a year ago. The Borcherdings, with roots in San Rafael, Calif., have accounted for 60 percent of PLU ' s

scoreboard count this year. Jan, a 5-9% junior center, has crinkled the cords for a 19.5 average, while Bonnie, a 5-9 freshman forward has compiled 16.6 scoring stats Jan, a strong, inside shooter and gifted rebounder who, in He­ mion's words, "rips on the ball " has a single game high of 33 counters against University of Washington. Bonnie, considered more of a finesse player, canned 27 against Lewis & Clark. Little sister also applied the heroine touch, drilling a long howitzer with three sec­ ond s remai n i n g to s i n k t h e Pioneers 55-53. Their father, Lyle Borcherding, a chemical engineer for Standard Oil, was an athlete of note at the U niversity of Wisconsin and spurned offers from professional baseball. Brother Eric saw hoop action at Terra Linda High School, where the sisters polished their routine. Conceding that "he must be a relative," but unknown to the girls, Jim Borcherding is a very successful cage mentor at PLU's sister school, Augustana College of Rock Island, Ill. While Jan and Bonnie swam together in high school, their basketball careers overlapped but one year and the younger B-B saw just limited action. However, the impact the two made in a not-so-joint-venture is reflected in the four straight league cham­ pionships Terra Linda has posted since Jan was a junior. During the Borcherding era, the school lost only one game. Jan, a nursing major, is starting to feel the crunch of the demands in her professional field. There' s a slight cloud on her basketball future because of the practice and game schedules. As she puts it, "I just can't afford to skip clinical."


Pritchards, left, and Borcherdmg sisters

Bonnie, still shopping, is leaning towards a career in physical edu­ cation. The sisters feel no strain or pressure to one-up the other in the scoring derby. " I feel better when she's in the game," said Bonnie of big sis. "Besides, she's great at feeding me from her high post position. " "We're best friends," offered Jan, "and very supportive of each other." The tale of the Pritchards, both seniors, unwinds like a National Geographic travelogue. Of Sa­ moan stock, the globe trotters are from an athletic family sired by Keila Pritchard, U.S. Army re­ tired. Becca, at 24 and 5-6 is three years older and two inches taller than Debbie. Their aggressive style of play was showcased by old e r b r o t h e r D a n , a n a l l ­ conference PLU fullback of re­ cent vintage. B ecca, a psychology major who, with Broderick Crawford directness, says she wants to join the Washington State Patrol, was born in San Francisco. The elder statesman on the Lute squad, she p layed against coach Hemion when the former was at Clover Park High School, the latter at Lakes. Coach and player are well ac­ quainted since they were room­ mates at Western Washington State College, where Hemion was a hoop standout. Becca was on the scene for three years but didn't play basketball because of her preoccupation with softball and football. Not exactly a powder puffer, Becca played football on a women's tackle team. Becca, slowed of late by a bad ankle sprain, gets the nod as the

team's best defensive player, ac­ cording to Hemion. "She has a great knack of knowing when to go for the ball." As for Deb, " she's our quickest player and team quarterback, on defense constantly pressing and forcing turnovers. " Fairbanks, Alaska, claims De­ bbie, but the political science major who has touched base in her fair share of cities, plans to return to Samoa for a career in govern­ ment. A graduate of Samoana High School in Utulei, American Samoa, Deb's earlier stopover in Tacoma was long enough to join Becca in a sophomore-senior setting at Clover Park. Self-effacing Debbie cites as her only recollection of this brief prep association, a game with arch-rival Lakes. "Down by just a couple of points in the closing minute of play, I passed the ball to Becca, who was immediately cal­ led for traveling. Then after a steal, Becca passed to me and I was whistled for the same infrac­ tion. We lost." Shot-shy Debbie has always derived more satisfaction from an assist than a field goal. "It's a cinch John Wooden (ex"UCLA) wouldn't want her playing for him," tongue-in-cheeks Becca of her sibling's passing fancy. There's great rapport between the two talented tandems. The B o rcherdings and Pritchards share a common regret. "We wish we could have enjoyed this sports relationship sooner, and longer . "

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Weather Gives Practice Jump T.o Spring Standouts Unseasonably mild weather in the Puget Sound country has ac­ celerated the outdoor workout pace in eight PLU spring sports Senior distance ace Gordon Bowman, who rewrote four PLU track and field records in 1 976, clipped 4.4 seconds off his two­ mile standard at the Husky All­ Comers Indoor Meet and the week of the groundhog sun search. Bowman, whose new mark is 9 : 1 9, is one of several cross country carry-overs who should brighten the season for interim coach Jon Thieman. Another standout is NWC hurdles king Howard Lut­ ton, who has a career best 14.4 in the 120-yard gates. Three Lute cinder women, who had a hand in seven school marks last year, are getting the encore cue card treatment from Carol Auping. Others rat i n g s p ike superlatives are senior distance runner Carol Holden, sophomore long jumper Teddy Breeze, and sophomore high jumper Peggy Ekberg. Coming off an 1 1-4 season, the women's tennis team will have the nucleus of the 1976 squad return­ ing. Senior Judy Carlson, at numb­ er one singles, was consolation winner at the regional tourney last year. Debbie Pritchard, Ann

Hoop Season Struggle As Lutes Eye . SOO Mark A magnanimous move which expands the NAIA District 1 bas­ ketball playoffs from two to eight schools in 1 977 was liberating legislation in the eyes of PLU hoop honchos. The Lutes, since 1971 locked out of this post-season rim-raffle which awards to the winner a teamful of tickets to Kansas City, are near shoo-ins for the playoffs, a 9-1 2 record with five games to go scarred by a 2-9 road ledger. For the first time in years PLU toiled without a dominant scoring leader. Sophomore post man Tim Thomsen, 6-8, asserted himself as

Nielsen, and Mari Huseth are other net vets. Half of the 1976 men's asphalt artists in residence are back, good news for coach Mike Benson, who directed the netters to a 16-4 dual match record. The Lutes captured the NWC title, tied for the district crown, and recorded a best-ever tenth place finish at the national net test. Sophomore Dave Trages­ er, 28-5 in head-to-head duals, survived four rounds of singles competition at nationals before bowing to a Davis Cup performer. With four consecutive NWC championsi:!ips and three straight district crowns under glass, Roy Carlson will again watch golfers with national direction in their swing. The Lute tee troops, who have made three national appear­ ances in as many years, will be led by senior Scott Barnum, PLU's individual leader at Elon, NC, site of the 1976 shootout. Former New York Yankee far­ mhand Ed Anderson takes over the baseball squad, which last year enjoyed its best season since 1965. Home run leader John Zam­ berlin, who had six c ircuit clouts, and sophomore righthander Doug Becker, NWC strikeout leader as a frosh, will lead the charge as the Lutes strive to better a third place NWC showing, 9-8, and 1 3- 1 7 over­ all mark. Veteran rower Dave Peterson, now in his second year as Lute s t roke-straightener, can s eat seven veterans in the PLU eight­ oar shell. Winless last year, the Lutes were landlubbers until March 1 5 awaiting replacement equipment for shells destroyed in a fire. Seven monogram winners are back for the women's crew squad, which was victorious in last year's Meyer Cup Regatta.

a rebounder of note, averaging 1 2 boards a game i n one stretch of eight contests. Thomsen, Kevin Petersen, and Gary Wusterbarth hovered just over the 1 1 point per game mark in tally tabulations. It was an uphill struggle from game one on for the steeped-in­ tradition Lutes. However, there were bright moments. PLU stayed with nationally ranked Washing­ ton State for thirty-five minutes before slipping under 74-68. In a classic cage confrontation which saw the lead change 37 times, the Lutes stopped St. Martin's 95-88. The Saints got even later though, ripping PLU 84-51 . Simon Fraser, Western, and Alaska-Anchorage were PLU pre-holiday victims. After an 0-4 start in the North­ west Conf e r e n c e , t h e L u t e s looked like candidates for the Tombstone League. Records of dubious distinction were etched following a 1 15-97 reversal to Linfield. Buoyed by three wins in four outings during the next home stand and welcome roads wins at Whitman and Whitworth, PLU moved to within a game of .500 in NWC play with remaining loop action at home.

High-Flying Poolutes Aim At Nationals Pacific Lutheran's swimming teams, both men's and women's, continue to flaunt all the staid ground rules of journalism. The major issue is not who, what, when, where, ·or why when addressing this national level sub­ ject, only "how many? "

Senior Rod Bragato has compiled

a 20-5-1 record for the Lute

.wrestling squad in the ISS-pound bracket. Last year's NWC run­ nerup, Bragato is expected to represent PLU at the NAIA Na­ tionals in Cheney March 2-5. Rod has also received overtures to compete next year with the Ath­ letes in Action mat team.

Bessette Rates NAIA AII­ American Selection Pacific Lutheran end Al Besset­ te, whose talents were harnessed primarily in blocking and special­ ty team assignments for three years before catapulting into the national football limelight as a receiver, is an NAIA All-America first team selection. It marks the second straight year that PLU can claim a first team NAIA pick, but it has been eleven campaigns since a Lute offensive player was tabbed. Larry Green, a defensive tackle, was a 1975 choice. Senior linebacker Steve Ridg­ way, who averaged nearly 15 tackles a game over a four-year Lute career, is on the NAIA All­ America honorable mention roll. Ridgway was also a first team. choice for the Churchmen'S All­ America squad. B e s s e t t e , a s e n i o r fr o m Tacoma's Franklin Pierce High School who broke seven PLU records, led the NAIA this past season in touchdown p a s s e s caught (18) and yardage per re­ ception (22.6), was second in yar­ dage per game (1 24.5), and tied for fourth in scoring with 1 10 points. The scoring total was the highest in Northwest small col­ lege circles in the last eleven years.

A tribute t o the aquaLute prog­ ram is the assumption that the men will win their manyeth Northwest Conference title by an outlandish margin, then send a raft of tankers to an eastern locale for N AlA national competition. The supposition extends to the women, who will swamp regional s mall college opponents, then gear for nationals at a site several time zones away. Gary Chase's racers are on the verge of reaching double figures in the talent count of those who have bettered national qualifying times for men. Coming off a recent 61-52 dual meet win over NCAA power Puget Sound, the poolutes are sparked by sopho­ more transfer Tom Hendricks, a junior college All-American last year at Sacramento City College. Hendricks' specialty is the 200 freestyle. Bob Loverin's Lady Lutes cap­ tured five of their first six dual meets, getting oUHicked only by University of Washington. Vete­ rans Tami Bennett and Jane Mill­ er are key figures, along with record-shattering Wendy Hunt.

Harshman Marks SOOth Coaching Win Marv Harshman ' 4 2 , head coach o f the U n i v e r s i t y o f Washington Huskies basketball team, became one of four active coaches in the country to reach the 500-win career milestone with a 72-58 victory over University of Southern California Feb. 1 0. He followed up the achieve­ ment by upsetting t he UCLA Bruins two nights later, 78-73. Harshman's first 236 victories were recorded during his 13-year coaching career at PLU. He coached at Washington State for 13 years before moving on to U of W five years ago.

Events 1 7 -20 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Univ. Center, all day 18-19 University Theatre, "Luther," Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m. Concert, PLU Concert Band, Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m. 22 Concert, An Evening of Contemporary Music, Univ. Center, 8:1 5 p.m. 24 25-26 Dance, An Evening of Dance, Eastvold Aud. , 8 : 1 5 p.m.

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the three Rs arevital Concepts Of Basic E ucation By Dr. Robert Mortvedt If education is to be basic, it must be basic in relation to some­ thing. In a democracy, it must be basic to the purpose of equipping citizens for effective and useful participation in a free society. Students must learn what a free society is, how it functions, and what their responsibilities in such a society are. Without a reasonably educated citizenry, a democracy cannot function or survive. Citizens must be intellectually and physically equipped to make a living, as well as to be contributing members of a complex society. This is the reason the Constitution declares: "It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children resid­ ing within the borders ... " The average i ndividual ac­ quires a vast amount of informa­ tion and knowledge in a casual way; but an organized approach to knowledge and the development of disciplined minds in American society has been delegated to the public schools. Central to the concept of such a basic education is the ability to read, write and use mathematics with reasonable effectiveness the three R's. All of these skills are vital for communication; and communication is vital for useful living and emplo ment. Reading is 0 prime impor-


tance, for it is the key to virtually all knowledge. A person who learns to read well has the record of civilization at his disposal; the greatest teachers of the world can be at his e lbow a nd on h i s schedule. Basic education must bring students to a high level of reading skill both for utilitarian and pleasurable purpose. Reading and communication go hand in hand. To be able to communicate well is a necessity in a free society. For most people, the normal means of communication are speech and writing. Speech can be acquired through hearing and imitation; its quality, however, can be greatly enhanced through good instruc­ tion. Writing, on the other hand, is most. readily learned through di­ rect instruction in the schools. Since effective speech and skill­ ful writing are normal concomit­ ants of reading, the three skills should receive heavy and continu­ ous emphasis in the schools to the completion of high school. Basic education must restore a thorough study of English gram­ mar, punctuation and syntax; for without such knowledge, there cannot be disciplined .and accu­ rate communication. A reasona­ ble mastery of the E n g l i s h l a n gu a ge, including spelling, must be a primary objective of basic education. Mathematics is also a means of communication, especially for en­ gineers and scientists. At the level of algebra and geometry, it is usually a student's introduction to a b s t r a c t th inking, logic and

reasoning - all vitally important in the development of the mind. But long before students begin to think about professions, they must become mathematically lit­ erate by learning the skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Drill is the name of this part of the game. Everyone must learn how to compute inter­ est, determine square and cubic footage and balance a checkbook, to say nothing of preparing an income tax report. The "new math," as is now generally admitted, has been a serious mistake, if not a disaster. There is no substitute for basic skills. Mini-calculators are not the answer, for days will inevitably come when the battery is dead or there is no instrument at hand. The Wizardry of gadgets cannot replace the miracle of the human mind. Since we live in a scientifically oriented world, every s tudent must be given an introduction to scientific methods, together with some practical applications of science in the home, business and industry. Almost continuous news stories about scientific break ­ throughs can b e used a s stimuli to study. Since health and science are closely related, there must be appropriate studies in physiology, biology and hygiene; there must also be organized physical ac­ tivities . Heavily e m p h a s i z e d programs o f interscholastic spec-

tator sports are not, however, of "basic" importance, even if they involve girls. Physical education and participation sports for all should be the goal. One cannot be a well-educated citizen without a reason a b l e knowledge o f American history. This involves instruction in its origin and the development of its representative form of govern­ ment. It also involves learning about the multi-national and mul­ ti-racial components of America, its expansion across a continent, its natural resources and the de­ velopment of its economy and the free-enterprise system. Elements of history , social studies, geography and government must be brought together. Much has been done; much remains to be done. To the educated is to be equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Some elements of world history and geography are inextricably related to the study of American history. There must be appropriate esthetic emphasis in basic educa­ tion, especially in the fields of art and music. But again, as in the case of athletics, it is doubtful that very heavy emphasis ought to be placed upon numerous perform­ ing groups. Inevitably they tend to become highly selective and exclusive. A broad participation of students should be the objective. Basic education must correct one of the gravest errors in current educational practice; namely, the multiplication of elective courses. No high school student needs, or ought to have, the choice of six or eight courses in literature or anything else at a given time. Such choices are for college or graduate school. A large variety of courses is not necessary for obtaining a sound basic education; in fact, it may be detrimental. Moreover, it is extremely expensive. A strong basic education pro­ vides the foundation for a lifetime of continuing education, the ulti­ mate objective of the total educa­ tional endeavor. American chil­ dren need and deserve nothing less. Editor's note: This is the first of a conUnuing series of articles on education being prepared by Dr. Mortvedt for the Tacoma News Tribune. Copies of the entlJ'e series to date are available upon request from the Office of University Reladons at PLU. Reprinted by permission

Dr. Robert Mortvedt is president emeritus of Pacific Lutheran University. His ad­ ministration at PLU (1962-69) concluded a career In education that spanned more than four decades. He earned his B.A. de­ gree from St. Olaf Col­ lege and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.

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By Jim Peterson

"There is a thrill in teaching a class. The first day they are quite a mass of faces. But you soon get to know them as individuals and enjoy working with them as indi­ viduals." In these few off-hand remarks Dr. Kenneth Johnston perhaps summarized one of the most im­ portant reasons why students seek careers in teaching, working with people. It's a continuous challenge. If the subject matter is repetitive, the students reacting to it are different. Or the same student group may respond diffe­ rently to a variety of subjects. In this era of mechanization and computerization, teaching is still, in many ways, very much as it has been for centuries, persons shar­ ing the thrill of new knowledge with one another. Dr. Johnston is dean of the PLU School of Education. In his 13 years at PLU, years in which the School of Education grew rapidly, then leveled off in enrollment, more than half of all PLU ' s graduates in education have com­ pleted their degree program. Today is not a Golden Age for education. The market for new teachers has dwindled, and critics of the education process have become increasingly vocal. Dr. Johnston is among the educators willing to challenge the critics. He believes that the edu­ cational process itself has never been better than it is today. The strikes, the levy failures, on the periphery of the process, are unfortunate, but they are not education, he asserts. In the classroom, teachers are better prepared and a greater percen­ tage of students are learning more and better than they ever have before. "The schools are one of the few places where the public still has direct control, " Johnston ob­ served. We can't do much about high grocery prices; we have to eat. We can't do much about the cost of homes, or utilities, or fuel; we have to have a place to live and transportation. "But the public still has a say about control over the schools, and they perhaps must shoulder some of the frustrations we feel in oth r areas of our lives," he continued. "While most teachers no longer live in genteel poverty, no one gets rich on a teacher's salary," Johnston ec1ared. " Most of us are in teaching because we like the kind of activity involved in teaching." -



Throughout most of its history as a junior college, a normal school, a teacher's college, a lib­ eral arts coUege and finally as a university, PLU has been widely recognized as an excellent train­ ing ground for new teachers. Today PLU education graduates can be found in all school districts within the state of Washington in both teaching and

PLU School of Education responds to today's needs - helping teachers develop

that fine edge administrative positions, with many more across the country and around the world. In Pierce and King counties and Tacoma administrative posts, they are well represented. "It's obviously easier for our grads to find employment locally because they are a known quan­ tity and in many cases they have previous contacts in the dis­ tricts," Johnston said. " But they are also competitive wherever they have applied." Last year, of some 88 new teachers placed, 33 were em­ ployed in Pierce County and an additional 22 found positions in Washington state. Generally, the School of Educa­ tion is responding to the needs of the teacher market. Ten years ago there were 165 PLU students in student teaching. Last year there were 153. In between, in 1970-71, the number skied to 268 briefly - shortly before the time that the overabundance of teachers be­ came apparent. T h r o u g hout the i r c a m p u s careers students are carefully screened and counseled, both in terms o f th e ir potential a s teachers and w'th respect to job opportunities. As a result, School of Education undergraduate en­ rollment has remained reasona­ bly consistent with employment demand and the percentage of new teachers placed has been higher than any other school of education in the state. School of Education enrollment in terms of credit hours has -

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remained relatively stable, with increased graduate hours picking up the undergraduate slack. The school generates about 10 per cent of the university total during , the school year. In the summer 20-25 per cent of the credit hours are in education. "It's difficult to say that our graduates are better prepared today since we believe we have always prepared well-qualified teachers," Johnston observed. "But like in many other fields, teaching methods have changed. Ten years ago students had their introductory course and their methods courses and then went into student teaching with a minimum of actual contact with children.

"Now there are 60-100 hours in growth and development followed by additional field work of ap­ proximately 60- 1 00 h o u r s ' i n methods," h e continued. "They learn about teaching reading or math, etc., they go out and prac­ tice, and they come back to learn more and refine techniques, then go out again. In total, by the time they complete the education sequ­ ence they have had three assign­ ments in schools with a clearer picture of teaching than in the past. "We're letting them swim in the shallow end of the pool before throwing them into the middle of the lake. In the past, some could make it to shore, but others couldn't." This type of prepa r a t i o n wouldn't be possible without ex-

PLU Grads Enj oy High �mployability Eighty per cent of PLU educa­ tion graduates actively seeking positions this past year found jobs in teaching, according to Nan Nokleberg '53, PLU education placement director and fifth year advisor. The percentage, like compara­ tive figures recorded in past years, is one of the highest in the state and is slightly above figures tecorded for the past several years. A dip to 65 per cent three years ago came at the height of the teacher job crunch. "PLU has consistently placed one of the highest percentages of candidates of any public or pri­ vate institution in the state," Mrs. Nokleberg said. " One of the reasons we have continued to have success in a difficult job market is that we give students a strategy for seeking a job. In addition to accurate career gui­ dance information, we advis e them to take specific courses or obtain specific endorsements in areas where there is greater em­ ployment opportunity. "A second emphasis is on the priority teaching has in their lives," she continued. "We ask them to begin analyzing them­ selves at the beginning of the sophomore year. If they say they want to teach but do not want to leave Tacoma or the Puget Sound area, then teaching doesn't ap­ p ear to be their top priority; location appears to be most im­ portant. In such cases they may have difficulty getting place­ ment. "We place many locally, but not all of them can find jobs here. If they offer themselves the option of leaving this area, job availa-

Nan Nokleberg bility is greatly enhanced." This past year, of the 2 3 graduates actively seeking posi­ tions who did not gain employ­ ment, 18 limited their availability to the Tacoma area. Of the 18, most are involved in substituting, hopefully another road to an even­ tual full-time position. Substituting can also be a ca­ reer goal in itself for some young people with parental or other family responsibilities, she indi­ cat e d . O ften the s e r e s p o n ­ sibilities are also the primary reason for limited geographical availability. The third positive factor is certification. PLU has initial cer­ tification reciprocity with 30 states, and graduates have no difficulty getting certification in any state. In some cases, Mrs. Nokleberg observed, there may be further requirements after hiring to meet specific state criteria. As always has been the case in the past, assertiveness , self­ confidence and: perseve�a � ce often make a dlfference m Job placement. "Preparation and qualifications make the search much easier " Mrs. Nokleberg said, "but in the end it is still up to the individual."

cellent cooperation from the edu­ c ational community in Pierce Count y , Johnston indi cated . "Teachers and administrators see assistance in this type of training as a part of their professional responsibility," he continued. The state certification program has also lent itself to this type of approach. " Ne v e rt h e l e s s ," Jo h n s t o n cautioned, "no one should assume that students coming out of any teacher education program are master teachers. The fine edge comes with added experience and continued study." The dean pointed out that PLU has always been strong in prepar­ ing teachers for "basics," requir­ ing math, sciences, hi stories , reading and language arts (writ­ ing and spelling), as well as sup­ portive areas in art� music and physical education. Newer emphasis include school health, which prepares teachers to cope with drug and alcohol problems, learning resources, learning disabilities and child­ hood development. "What is one person's basic is another' s frill," Johnston re­ marked. "But it seems to me it would be hard to argue that music, art and phys ed, for example, are not very ,essential to a well­ rounded program." Today's education students are realistic in their approach to the future. "They perhaps have to work harder than was true sever­ al years ago," Johnston said, "and they are having to develop a broader educational base. Five to 10 years ago there was a greater need for specialists; now the op­ posite is true." , In the final analy.sis, it's the individual student who will deter­ mine success or failure. In addi­ tion to appropriate preparation, "a student has to fee l good about becoming a teacher and be able to put all the ingredients together," he added. Johnston believes that the strength of the School of Educa­ tion continues to be the commit­ ment of the faculty, their availa­ bility to students, and their wil­ lingness , to assist in whatever ways necessary to insure student success. "Nor would we be where we are without the tremendous support from the institution itself. We could not have a quality program without the high degree of cooper­ ation and communication be ­ tween us and the other depart­ ments. It's mutually beneficial, strengthening the units both ways," Johnston asserted. This spring the School of Edu­ cation teacher education program was reviewed by the Office of the

Superintendent of Public Instruction. This is a five-year review of the programs for the State Board of Education. The initial re­ sponses from the team indicate that PLU qualified in all areas, the teacher education program, coun­ selor education program and the a d m i n i strator preparation program. Next spring accreditation by the National Association for Ac­ creditation of Teacher Education, first granted in 1968, will be reviewed. The future of teacher education remains bright, the dean believes. In five or six years he sees an upswing in demand for new �eachers and in 10 years there may well be another teacher shor­ tage as the children of the '50's "baby boom" reach school age. "Yes, families are smaller," John-

Dr. Kenneth Johnston

' ston agreed. "But the population base is much broader." The '80's will be a period of growth, he indicated, but not the massive kind witnessed in the '50's and '60's. "We'll always need teachers, " he concluded. "The computer won't take over the world."


Master's In Counseling, Guidance Adds Dimension To Teacher Skills B y Judy Davis

"My experiences in the guid­ ance and counseling program at PLU have helped me grow and understand myself. " In turn, "My personal growth has enabled me to help others through the counseling process." Pat Bryant was reflecting on how her master's training in the PLU S c hool of Educati o n ' s

involves a Gestalt Therapy prac­ ticum which brings about an awareness of the "totality" of the client. Throughout the program, stu­ d e n t s d evelop techniques of group counseling. "In one prac­ ticum, students may help parents or teachers recognize the mista­ ken goal of behavior of a child and present methods for modifying a c hild ' s motivation," said Dr. Fletcher. As a final step in the program, students gain "field work" experi­ ence with a counselor in an agen­ cy or school. "By the time students have completed the two-year program, they are capable of counseling on an individual or group basis and can serve as a 'resource' for · others who are called upon to serve in a counseling capacity," said Dr. Fletcher.

In her oplDlon, an invaluable aspect of the counseling and gui- · dance master's program is the n u m erous opportunities for "feedback" about students; per­ formances. "Every step of the waY, stu­ dents are evaluated by their teachers, supervisors, fellow stu­ dents and even those they are counseling," noted Dr. Fletcher who formerly taught in the PLU School of Nursing. It was during her experience as a nurse that Dr. Fletcher first became interested in changing her career course toward counsel­ ing - a subject she feels nurses should study. Dr. Fletcher's interest in coun­ seling also has been nurtured by her experience as a Christian education worker prior to becom­ ing a nurse. To prepare for her counseling

PLU Prof Is Creator Of Elementary Math Teaching System by Jim Peterson

Dr. J o Fletcher guidance and counseling program has enhanced her career as a counselor at Lakeview Elemen­ tary School. Dr. Jo Fletcher, rogram coor­ dinator, said a chie benefit of the two-year program is that it allows students to begin immediately to combine classroom theory with actual counseling experience. "During their first semester, those enrolled in the program counsel five different PLU stu­ dents with personal problems who have agreed to allow the sessions to be video-taped for future evalu­ ation," explained Dr. Fletcher. During this initial "skill-based practicum," the counseling stu­ dents learn how to clarify, reflect and paraphrase feelings of their clients. Among the problems the counselors and clients may talk over are interpersonal conflicts, loneline ss, self-alienation and drug abuse. After completing their first semester, the PLU students con­ tinue to combine theory with practical experience as they meet criteria for passing spe c i f i c levels. Working i n schools or agencies, they develop skills in " t h e r a p e u t i c " que stioning, motivating clients t o change their behavior and help clients make decisions. Another step in the program


An elementary mathematics teaching and diagnostic system that is probably unique in the country is the brainchild of Dr. Carrol DeB ower, associate pro­ fessor of education at Pacific Lutheran University. C o m monly r e ferred to as MUMS, Mathematic Unit Man­ agement System, the program has been in selective use 10 the Clover Park School District for the past three years and is . gradually achieving acceptance in other areas in the northwest. According to DeBower, the evi­ dence is showing that the system improves students' progress and retention rates as well as the s o c io lo g ical c l i mate in t h e classroom. The soft-spoken PLU prof ven­ tures to speculate that within the next decade, MUMS, or a system similar to it, will be in common u s a g e a c r o s s t h e c o u nt r y . "Whether or not I get credit for it is another matter," he remarked. It was nearly 10 years ago, when DeBower was teaching at the University of Colorado, that he began pondering the weak­ nesses apparent in the several accepted math teaching methods. "The traditional group a p ­ proach i s aimed a t the average student," he observed. "The slow learner eventually gets hopeless­ ly behind and very discouraged. The rapid learners get bored by repetition of concepts they have already mastered. "The other popular method,"

Dr. Carrol DeBower DeBower continued, "is the indi­ vidualized approach where stu­ dents progress at their own rate. The disadvantages are that teachers can't give enough indi­ vidualized help - very important, particularly to the slower stu­ dents and students slow down when they get tired of being on their own." To a lesser extent there have been efforts to group students by general math ability on the basis of testing early in the year. Stu­ dents usually stay in that group for the year, which can cause social problems if a slower older student must study with younger children or, conversely, a bright youngster is several levels above his age group. Children in the MUMS program are grouped according to what they know about a topic at its various stages of difficulty. They study that topic - addition, mul­ tiplication, fractions, etc. - for three weeks, then are retested to

career, Dr. Fletcher obtained a master's in ,counseling and gui­ dance from PLU in 1967. In 1971 she received a doctorate in educa� tional psychology and counseling f rom the University of .. Washington.

Since becoming involved in the counseling and guidance master's program, she has been largely responsible for the "evolution" to its present curriculum. Now there are approximately 56 stu� dents enrolled in the program. In Dr. Fletcher's opinion a basic tenet of the program - �nd a reflection of her personal philosophy - is the belief that people have strength and the ability to grow. "In our training," she sum­ marized, "we try to emphasize it is the role of the counselor to help people find their own strength within themselves."

determine groupings for the next phase of study, according to DeBower. "Advantages of the program," he continued, "are that students are in effect progressing in an individualized fashion, but they are working with a peer skill group, and since there is less ' s c atterin g ' of s k i l l le v e l s , teachers have more time to work with various groups." Each study stage is three weeks long because testing has shown that two weeks is too short a time for an entire group to master a skill. Four or five weeks becomes repetitive, boring or frustrating. "If a student is bothered about being placed in a lower skill group, he knows he can apply himself and work up in only three weeks, instead of a whole year. We've seen it happ e n m a n y times," DeBower said. Analysis has shown that MUMS is an efficient teaching method and retention of knowledge is high. By the time they get to sixth · grade a lot of MUMS students are able to participate in enrichment programs because they've nailed down basic skills, he indicated. Fifteen teachers in the Clover Park District were involved in writing the MUMS lessons. The materials are used in several schools in that district. There are additional practitioners in Puyal­ lup and The Dalles, Ore. One of the most exciting results to date, according to DeBower, is the effect the concept has had on special education students in Puyallup, who have shown excel­ lent growth and retention rates. Valeria Smith, a PLU graduate student, is presently analyzing her findings from such an experi­ ment. So far all research evidence has been positive, DeB ower pointed out. It appears that perhaps MUMS is the up and coming word in elementary math education.

PLU Grad Runs School On Wheels Carol Peterson '76 is a PLU education graduate who found an unusual teaching job. She travels throughout the state of Washing­ ton in a 30-foot mobile home providing education for migrants. The mobile classroom project, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Migrant Education, is called "Little School on Wheels." "We follow the crops," Miss Peterson explained, "from one

area to the next, beginning with the asparagus crop in the spring." The program provides reme­ dial reading and math, English as a second language and some GED tutoring. Students range from kindergarten through age 2l. Miss Peterson is a good exam­ ple of a student who picked up specialized training in addition to her major. She is fluent in Sp8Jlish as the result of foreign language courses, two Interims in Mexico and living in Mexico for a short time. During her student days she knew she wanted to take advan­ tage of her Spanish background, but had no idea how until this opportunity came along. Education professor Dr. Carrol DeB ower alerted her to the mig­ rant education opportunity and

New Program In Special Education Is Of ere In 1 975 President Gerald Ford - signed into law an act that requires school districts to provide the same services for the excep­ tional child that are provided for a normal child. According to Dr. Linda Cox, assistant professor in the PLU School of Education. this Educa­ tion for All Children Act has influenced changes in PLU's fifth­ year program for special educa­ tion teachers. " W e h a v e e x p a n d e d and changed the program so that spe­ cial education teachers can meet state requirements," explained Dr. Cox, who specializes in cur­ riculum and instruction. As a result, the 30-semester hour prog­ ram will begin in September. Dr. Cox explained that PLU's fifth-year program is geared to­ ward teachers who want to go into special education and have not had training in this area in the past. "The fifth-year program leads to an education minor in special education," she explained. As part of the changes in the p r o g r a m , t i t l e s of e x i s t i n g courses have been altered and two courses have been added: "Stu­ dent Teaching in Special Educa­ tion" and "Curriculum for Excep­ tional Students in Secondary Schools." "Teachers who complete this program become eligible for 'ex­ c e s s - c o s t ' , special education classrooms funded through the federal government," Dr. Cox said. They also are qualified to work with that special group of chil­ dren with learning disabilities,

urged her to apply for it. "Most migrant students go to school," Miss Peterson said, "but the older ones drop out by the time they reach high school age be­ cause they've had their education interrupted so often and they're hopelessly behind. Through this program we're getting to some of the hard core people who don't get much education, as well as the children. " T h e youn g s t e r s a r e d e ­ veloping a better mental attitude toward education because we are able to give them individual atten­ tion," she added. Three of the five "Little School on Wheels" teachers are PLU alums. The others are Kevin Thomas and Marlaine Mars, also '76 grads.

New Computer Data Service Offered B y PLU Library

Dr. Linda Cox including those who have difficul­ ty in using written or spoken language. In the past, according to Dr. Cox, these children have been mis-labeled as "retarded," even though they are of near average or above-average intelligence. "Those who graduate from our program will be capable of diag­ nosing children's problems in written and spoken language; they also will be able to develop appropriate educational prog­ rams for these students," noted Dr. Cox who has completed post­ doctoral training in special educa­ tion at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A former classroom teacher, she indicated program graduates will either have their own class­ rooms for learning disabled chil­ dren or will serve as "resource" teachers. "They will be able to provide specialized teaching on an indi­ v idual basis as well as help classroom teachers develop pro­ grams for students within the regular classroom and resource rooms," she said. Dr. Cox noted the state's office of public instruction predicts there will be a significant in­ crease in the need for learning disability teachers as school dis­ -tricts begin to add new special education programs to "bridge the gap" between the normal and retarded child.

Computer-based access to over 800,000 new titles is being added to Mortvedt Library services at PLU. The new service is made p o s s i ble by an $8,000 grant through the National Library De­ monstration Program of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation of B attle Creek, Mich. The grant will allow PLU to join the computerized Washington Library Network, which includes all state college and several pri­ vate college and public libraries . The network offers primarily cur­ rent acquisitions by member lib­ raries as well as input from the Library of Congress so its data base is growing rapidly, accord­ ing to PLU libra r i a n J o h n Heussman. Though PLU has had access for some time to several million titles through published bibliographies, this is the first time the university has been able to plug into a computer data base, Heussman said. The new service will directly provide quicker access to titles and will indirectly improve a variety of servi c e s t h r o u g h changes in personnel functions, he observed. Dr. Russell G. Mawby, Kellogg Foundation president, explained that the grant to PLU is one of some 300 similar grants being made to private, liberal arts col­ lege libraries throughout the Un­ ited States. The new grant prog­ ram brings the Foundation's sup­ port of college library services to a total of nearly seven million dollars, he indicated.

PLU Summer Sessions Slate Broad Range Of Courses The Summer Sessions program at Pacific Lutheran University, now in its 14th year, is recognized as the strongest and most com­ prehensive program of its kind among private colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Enrollment has increased an average of eight per cent annually during the past five years. This year Summer Sessions at PLU are June 20-July 20 and July 21-Aug. 19. The curriculum is of the same high quality offered during the regular school year. Many of PLU's schools and departments are nationally recognized, and the same highly qualified and experi­ enced teachers who teach during the regular school year also teach in the summer. More than 60 per cent of PLU faculty mem bers hold doctorates. There is a full compl ement of regular four-week courses, but there are also dozens of work­ shops and seminars ranging from a few days to a few weeks in length. In addition to a broad selection of traditional courses, there is a variety of innovative, experimen­ tal offerings covering contempor­ ary issues and perspectives in many fields. Designed for both graduate and u n dergraduate students, the program serves teachers and ad­ ministrators seeking credentials and special courses, freshmen wanting to get a jump on their college career, returning adult students and many others. There are undergraduate offer­ ings in 20 major subject areas. In all, more than 200 courses are available. Out-of-state, out-of-town, even local students find PLU an ex­ citing place to spend a summer vacat i o n . In addition to the stimulating class room experi­ ence, there are many campus recreational opportunities: golf course, swimming pool, bowling alley, tennis courts, gymnasium, handball and squash courts, games room, plus the ever pre­ sent natural and man-made won­ ders of the Pacific Northwest, many only a few minutes drive from campus. For more information about 1977 PLU Summer Sessions, write or call the PLU Summer Sessions office for a free course catalog.

Irene Creso


etired' Prof Builds


Herbarium Collection May Festival Features Food, Entertainment And Crafts Norwegian crafts, displays, food and entertainment will high­ light the annual May Festival at P a cific L u t h e r a n University Saturday and Sunday, April 30May 1, at the University Center. Birg i t t e Gr i m s t a d , " S can­ dinavia's foremost folksinger," Norwegian humorist Stan Bore­ son and the PLU Mayfest Dancers are scheduled to perform. Boreson, a well-known enter­ tainer in the Puget Sound area for many years, will present two complimentary programs at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday in the University Center. Miss Grimstad, who is visiting Tacoma under the sponsorship of PLU and the Norwegian Cultural Committee of Tacoma, will per­ form Sunday at 3 p.m. in the PLU University Center. Her program i n c l u d e s c o n t e m porary folk songs, medieval ballads, modern poetry set to music, protest songs, lyrical romances and ancient

By Judy Davis

Over the past 30 years, Irene Creso has spent nearly 20,000 hours gathering plant specimens f r o m t h e m o u n t a i n s to t h e seashores i n Pierce County and beyond. Over 4,000 of these dried speci­ m en s have been attached to sheets of special paper a n d stacked scientifically i n cabinets in the Creso Herbarium at Pacific Lutheran University.

Norwegian songs. She sings in four languages. $2.50 tickets are available at the door or from Tacoma Norwegian organizations. The traditional May Festival program, featuring the Mayfest Dancers and the PLU 1977 May Queen and her court, will be held in Olson Auditorium at 8: 15 p.m. Saturday. . The Mayfest Dancers present authentic, traditional folk dances from around the world. Now in their 43rd year, the Dancers have built an extensive repertoire of dances from Norway, Sweeden, Fi n l a n d , G e r m an y , A u s t ri a , Rus sia and the Ukraine and Czechoslovakia. H i g h l i ghts of t h i s y e a r ' s program include Swedish weav­ ing and wedding dances, a tradi­ tional schottische, a Czechoslova­ kian polka and. a Danish flying dance. One of the finest folk dance ensembles in the Pacific North­ west, the Mayfest Dancers per­ form annually for organizations, schools and churches throughout the Puget Sound area. The 40 dancers (20 couples) are selected each fall by competitive audition. Tickets for the program will be available at the door, $2.00 for individuals, $5 for families or $1 per person for groups of 20 or more.

"In the herbarium, there are some 6,000 sheets of dried plant roots, leaves and flowers availa­ ble to students," explained Mrs. Creso who has taught in the PLU Biology Department for 20 years. She also is curator of the Creso Herbarium. According to the seasoned pro­ fessor, not many private schools can lay claim to such a vast herbarium collection. "We encourage students to make use of the specimens so they can see, first-hand, examples of the plants they're studying," said the youthful-appearing 71-year­ old teacher. A Tacoman since her childhood, Mrs. Creso was valedictorian of her class at the University of Puget Sound where she received a bachelor of science degree in 1942 and a master of science in 1949. She also has studied at the Univer­ sity of Washington School of Oceanography, focusing on algae. M r s . Creso still scours the countryside for additions to the herbarium collection, making regular treks to Lake Tapps, the foothills of Mount Rainier and nearby valleys. The veteran professor has re­ tired twice - once, officially, in 1975. However, she returned the following year to help out in the classroom and work on the her­ barium. Even though she again "retired" at the end of that school year, she was back on campus the next September. Dr. Jens Knudsen, a former student who now teaches biology at PLU, said, "When we asked her, 'Why?,' she replied, 'Well, there's

nothing in my contract that says I can't work for free ! " Mrs. Creso had several projects going in addition to the her­ barium. She is working with Dr. James Slater, professor emeritus of biology at UP�, on a Pierce County Floristic Study which lists flower­ ing plants common to particular areas in the county. Another project is a book she is compiling for students which will include illustrations, descriptions and locations of flowering plants in Western Washington. In addition, Mrs. Creso has written and designed a book on "Twigs" of Pierce County. She plans to write a children's book with a "message" about biology and botany. During her career, Mrs. Creso has emphasized the needs of stu­ dents. "My students always come first," she emphasized. Over the years, she has been instrumental in pioneering eight new courses at PLU; when the need arose, she wrote laboratory m a nu a l s to c o m plement t he courses. Mrs. Creso periodically has been honored for her exceptional teaching. Dr. Knudsen commented, "She always puts forth more than twice the effort needed . . . Mrs. Creso said her late hus­ band offered an explanation for her ability to accomplish so much with her time. She laughed as she recalled, "He said I was born with an extra 'spring' that helps me go ! "

Mayfest Dancers


The Cred ible Cas e For Private Hi g er Educat· on By Dr. William Rieke PresJdent, Pac1flc Lutheran UDiverslty. In recent weeks I have had several speaking engagements wi th groups of diverse interests and backgrounds. The theme or thrust of my message has been to review orne of the variables e 'tant in pr·vate and public high­ er education in Washington State. Based on information gathered by the staff of Independent Colleges of Washington, Inc. , much of the ta has been extracted from L'le Spring, 1976 College Board Sur­ vey of Washington State. The topic generated 'Onsiderable dis­ cussion and I felt it would be useful to share some of the mate­ rial with Scene readers. For instance, it has been at the arne time surprising and gratify­ ing to learn that the average parental incomes of students at­ ten d · ng public and priv a t e schools is very nearly identical. There are wealthy and low income famil i es represented in all stu-

dent bodies, but both categories have a fairly even distribution of lower, middle and upper income levels . This means that there is a healthy mix of students attending our colleges and universities, with neither private nor public appealing disproportionately to special groups. We recognize, however, that maintenance of this mix will be an important chal­ lenge for the future. One of the major factors that will determine whether the mix can be main­ tained will be future funding and specific direction of federal stu­ dent aid programs . A point which seems highly biased, but which proved true in a scientific state-wide survey, is that nearly twice as many private college students expressed "com­ plete satisfaction" with their in­ s t i t u tion than d id t h e public school students. The "whys" were not part of the survey, but at our own ·nstitution a similar study revealed that one of the most positive factors in the students' learning experience was the fre­ quent and close contact with read­ ily available faculty members. Living conditions and warm rela­ tionships with other students also scored high. Another interesting point, sub­ ject to speculation concerning sociological or motivational im­ plications, is that over sixty per­ cent of private college students are employed d uri n g t h e academic year, working them­ selves through school, while the e mployment figure is slightly below fifty percent for other stu­ dents in Washington state. Twice as many private college students personally arrange loans to pay their way through school than do public school students. With our own recent accredita­ tion in our School of Business A d m i n i s t r a t i o n in b o t h t h e g ra d u a t e a n d undergraduate programs, it was not altogether difficult to understand that pri­ vate schools award a high propor­ tion of business degrees in the state. Private colleges have about n ineteen percent of the total graduate enrollment, yet award forty-six percent of the master's degrees. Bachelor's degrees in the area of business were just about even with undergraduate population - twenty-two percent of the undergraduates were en­ rolled in private schools and they earned twenty-four percent of the bachelor's degrees in business. Although the foregoing is not ­ nor is it meant to be - com­ prehensive, it does illustrate some d iffering characteristics that appeal to some of the stu­ dents and parents who choose to attend private institutions, even though the tuition gap and percen­ tage of educational cost borne by the student is significantly great­ er. Between eighty and eighty­ five percent of the total cost of education in private schools is covered by student tuition and fees. The remaining fifteen or

Dr. William Rieke twenty percent comes from unre­ stricted gifts from · ndividuals, corporations and other support­ ing organizations. While the act u­ al cost of educating a student is higher in the public system, the s tate chool student currently pays only twenty-one percent of the cost, on the average, with the rest of the cost subsidized by the state general fund. If private school � tl!d.ent � in �ll the post-secondary mstltutlOns 10 Washington were to become de­ pendent on the state for paying educational costs, it would cost the state about $38,258,000 in annual operating fun d s a lone . Another campus the size of the University of Washington would have to be built to accommodate these students. In addition to the c o n s id erable savings to tax­ payers, the economic impact of private colleges is in excess of $81 million, about $30 million of which is in payroll.

It has been traditional in our country 's history for corporations and businesses to support both public and private education. This is the way it should be, for we are not competitors, but compatible supporters in a vital enterprise of providing different but equally essential kinds of education. The important value is to preserve the opportunity of choice that should be available to students. Analysis reveals that the corporatelbusi­ n e s s c o m m u n it y contributed $303.83 through taxes in 1 975-76 toward the education of each public college student as com­ pared to funding .each private college student at $56.44 through voluntary contributions. About twenty-four percent of state gen­ eral fund revenues accrue from the business community. Nearly

70 million business dollars went to public higher education througb taxes, while private sch ols re­ ceived slightly more than one m i l l io n b u s i n e s s d o l l a s prim aril y throu g h cor p o r a t e gifts. This proportion is widely off-balance, since private schools maintain about ten percent of the student body maintained in public post-secondary schools (includ­ ing community colleges). The conclusion of the study by the I ndependent Colle g e s o f Washington states: Private college and university ". tudent bodies" and "faculties" now include some of the top busi­ ness leaders in the state and their curricula address some of the most contemporary business and corpo­ rate concerns. In a very tangible and exciting way, private higber education in Wasbington State is demonstrating its natural partner­ ship with tbe private enterprise community, a partnership of the two pillars of free enterprise In this nation. Responsive . to a need communi­ cated by the business community, Washington's private colleges and universities are rapidly reaching out to serve business persons and other adult constituencies through i n no v a t i v e , specially-designe d academic programs. And they are recognizing and utilizing the invalu­ able resource of business leaders and experts as part-time instruc­ tors, con hants, and references. The " bottom line" of this respon­ siveness and innovation has been a tremendous involvement of and ser­ vice to the business population, to the extent that at some private colleges the special adult 'student body' is larger than the traditional undergraduate student body.

It seems important to me that we emphasize that this service to the business population comes from the total University at Pacific Lutheran, not just from any one of its schools or divisions. Certainly the degree of that ser­ vice merits both our understand­ ing and our support.


write your Will (if you haven't already done so) or to update your - Will (if your situation warrants it). Secondly, we hope that Pacific Lutheran University will be in­ c l uded i n your Will as cir­ cumstances permit. Don't let the State write your Will for you! For a copy of "Will Power", contact: Edgar Larson, Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 (206)531-6900, ext. 232

'Everyone Has A Will ! ' By Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving

Y e s , y o u r ead c o r r e c t l y . Everyone has a Will. On the one hand, it may be a carefully written document which contains your wishes and desires. Or, on the other band, if you have not per­ sonally written a Will, the laws of th State will act as your Will and determine how your estate will be di tributed. All of us would rather make our own decisions. E s t a t e s v a ry i n s i z e , but everyone has an estate. For this reas on it is prudent that you have a Will which is properly drawn up by an attorney. Such a Will can carry out your in entions . From time to time you should review, and if need be, update your Will . This should be done as changes occur in your particular situation. Why should you draw up a Will? 1 . You can determ 'ne wh re your assets will go. 2. You can decide how your estate will be distributed. 3, You can establish who will be your executor. 4. You can designate a guardian for your minor children. S. You can write your Will to provide maximum tax-savings. When should you review your Will? 1. When you move 2. W h e n your i n c o m e l e v e l chan ges. 3, W en your c h i l d r e n h a v e grown and left home. 4. When you have a change in your business. 5. When your situation in regard to beneficiaries is changed. 6. When you wish to change your executor or trustee. 7. When you wish to change or include charitable provisions. 8. When changes occur in tax laws (as they recently have done ! ) 9 . Basically, whenever there i s a significant change in your life. This column has two purposes. First, to enc�urage .you to either

Dr. Bustad To Speak At Q Club Banquet Dr. Leo Bustad, scientist, lec­ turer, humorist and very active Lutheran layman, will be the fea­ tured speaker at the annual PLU Q Club banquet Friday, May 6. The banquet and program will be held in the University Center. A social hour begins at 6 p.m., the banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Bustad is the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Wa hington SCate U niversity. He was quoted in the April 18 edition of TIME magazine in regard to the ra pid growth of interes in veterinary medicine as a profes­ sion. To some extent the vet school crunch is a reflection of the back-to-basics, return-to-the-Iand ethos among the post-Vietnam young, he indicated . Bustad i also a former Regent of California Lutheran College and professor in California.

688 Grads To Be Honored At Commencement Approximately 688 bachelor's and master's candidates will e­ ceive degrees at PLU's annual spring Commencement exercises Sunday, May 22. The event, which begins at 3 p.m. in Olson Auditorium, honor 539 bachelor'S degree candidate s and 149 master's candidate . Other Com m en cement Weekend activities include the Senior Nurses' Pinning Ceremony Saturday, May 21, at 1 1 a.m. at T rinity Lutheran Church, the President's Reception fo r Graduates, Parents and Faculty at the University Center beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Com­ mencement Concert at 8 : 1 5 p.m. Saturday evening in Olson Au­ ditorium, and Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m., also in Olson Auditorium.

Q Club Grows As Result Of Team Efforts By David Berntsen Director of Development

As the date for the annual Q Club banquet approaches, we are happy to report that membership in our organization has reached t h e 700 level, including 1 1 1 Fellows. The Q Club is more and more becoming a team effort, with members working both individu­ ally and in partnershi p with others to recruit new members. Presently Jerry Benson of Bur lington, Wash., leads the club in recruiting. He has personally in­ fluenced 17 persons to join, in­ cluding three Fellows (who con­ tribute over $1,000 annually). Thora Harmon of Parkland has also been very active and as 1 1 new members to her credit at this writing. The Clarence Grahns o f Lakewood have recruited eight and a half). We find that recruit­ ing new Q Club members takes teamwork and it isn't uncommon to have three people recruiting the same person. For example, Mr. and Mrs . Clarence Lund joined recently. They were asked to join by Rev. Frederick Molter, Mrs. Harmon and Mr. Grahn. I want to encourage people to speak a good word about the Q Club to others. This is importan to the growth of our club. Each member should try to recruit one more member - it is a very m aningful and enjoyable experi­ ence to be involved in the Q C b . Our gifts go to help strengthen the University and help students at­ tend PLU. I would also like to emphasize t h e i m portance of renewals, which are presently exceeding 90 per cent. If you have completed your pledge, I would encourage you to volunteer to renew. Meanwhile, mark the Q Club banquet May 6 on your calendar, We are sure you will enjoy Dr. Leo Bustad, a humorous and well­ informed speaker, and an enjoy­ able evening of fellowship with friends, old and new.

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

Over six hundred persons par­ ticipated in the annual Parents Weekend held on campus March 1 1-13. They came from Alaska to the north, California to the south and as far east as Illinois. President William O. Rieke served as host for the first annual Parents Club meeting. He gave an address on "the state of the Uni­ versity , to a throng which packed the Regency Room in the Univer­ sity Center. A lively question and answer session followed his pre­ sentation. President Rieke also gave the a d d ress at the banquet that evening to a sell-out crowd. The next event on campus for parents will be the President 's reception for graduating senior and their parents and families on Saturday, May 2 1 . PLU dinners , with Parents Club members ser ing as the commitee m embers , w e r e h e l d i n Eu gene and Spokane recently. Again President IDe e spoke and conducted dialogue discussions. Some 70 persons attended the Eugene event and 121 were at the Ridpath in Spokane. These events climaxed a series of eight area dinners during the current school year. A similar series is being planned for the 1977-78 school year. The Parents Council will hold its next meeting Saturday, May 21, on campus. If you have any matters which you would like the Council to consider, please coo­ tact �. and Mr . Ernest I. -Hopp, co-chairmen, 13612 1 22nd Ave. E., Puyallup, Wash. 9837 1 .

PLU Chemistry Prof Questions Saccharin· Ban The decision to ban saccharin from the market was strictly a legal decision, not a medical or rational one, according to Dr. Burton Nesset, a biochemist at Pacific Lutheran University. "It is the direct result of the Delaney Amendment to the 1958 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, a congres sional measure which says, in effect, that no food addi­ tive or substitute is permissible if it causes any tumor in any large dosage in man or animal," he said. N either the Food and Drug Administration nor the medical professions support the ban, the PLU chemistry professor indi­ cated, but they are bound by a legal absolute. The saccharin issue has promp­ ted a bill in Congress which would amend the Delaney Amendment. "It's a fairly brave move to

make," Nesset noted, "because it will, in effect, have to say that we can permit the use of some com­ pounds that may cause some harm, and society's attitude in recent years is that we must have absolute safety and protection. "Absolute protection is impos­ sible," he added, "and in this case there are far greater dangers for diabetics and overweight people who will find it difficult to main­ tain a sugar-free diet without saccharin." The rationale for a measure like the Delaney Amendment is not all that bad; we should be able to expect protection, Nesset indi­ cated. "But it has created legal absolute out of something biologi­ cally impossible and removed any possibility of rational decision­ making," he asserted. In response to inquiries Nesset uses a favorite example. "Medi­ cally our bodies need one gram of salt a day," he explains. "Imagine eating two or three hundred times that much every day for a year, imagine what that would do to your body." Extraordinary usage tests are what also banned cyclamates, red dye no. 2 and other compounds.

Seminary Fellowship Aw arded To PLU Senior

Gregory L. Kleven of Spokane, a senior at PLU, has been awarded a $2,200 North American Ministe­ rial Fellowship by the Fund for Theological Education Inc . , of Princeton, N.J. An English and religion major at PLU, Kleven was one of 45 students to receive fellowships under the program out of some 1,000 applicants. The award is intended to make possible a year of study at a seminary of the student's choice. Kleven plans to study at either Union Theological Seminary in New York City or the University of Chicago School of Divinity. Purpose of the fellowship prog­ ram, according to FTEI executive director W. Robert Martin Jr., is to recruit outstanding candidates who might not otherwise consider the ordained ministry. Nominated for the award by PL U religion professor David Knutson, Kleven will specialize in the field of ethics. He would like to eventually teach religion at the college level. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer K l even, 2424 North Stevens, Spokane, he is a former vice­ president of the American Luthe­ ran Church North Pacific District Luther League. At PLU he has served as arts editor and colum­ nist for the s udent newspaper, the Mooring Mast.

Jane Shanaman

Dr. B urton Nesset

"They were found to cause trou­ ble when extremely high dosages were used," Nesset said. "Howev­ er, that would be true of many common food substances, table salt, even water." Cyclamate data was never vali­ dated, but a problem arose once, so it was banned. "We still had saccharin then; now there are no

financed by the Northwest Area Foundation. Assuming her new duties June 1, Mrs. Shanaman will be respon­ sible for planning and coordinat­ ing a major gifts program, direct­ ing the preparation of foundation and government proposals, di­ rectin g a corporate relations program, conducting s p e c i a l events and organizing support services, Dr. Rieke indicated. A graduate of Mills College with a degree in political science, she is presently completing work toward a master 's degree in human relations at PLU. She and her husband, Fred, representative to Region X for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, have two children. They are mem­ bers of the Tacoma Art Museum and the Tacoma Symphony.

Shanaman Is New Asst.VP In Development Jane Shanaman of Lakewood has been appointed assistant vice­ pres ident for development at Pacific Lutheran University, ac­ cording to Dr. William O. Rieke, PL U president. A member of the PLU Office of Development staff since 1974, Mrs. Shanaman has been serving as director of special givin g prog­ rams and �rant applications. She originally Joined PLU ir. 1973 as a research associate in a new mar­ kets-innovative programs study

Dr. Burt Ostenson

approved artificial sweeteners," he continued. Nesset has been involved for many years in research to develop drugs for human consumption. He is also a consultant and spokesman on topics related to drug use and abuse. He is familiar with chemical safety levels, toxicology and regulations. "I've seen some pretty reasona­ ble drugs washed out because they didn't measure up to today's excessively stringent regula­ tions," Nesset observed. "In fact, the introduction of new drugs has become a serious economic risk. It now takes up to $10 million in testing and other costs for a. drug to get on the market." Saccharin, he explained, is a sulfur-containing benzoic acid derivative. It has been on the market for many decades without any detectable adverse effect on hu­ mans. The recent ban was the result of research in Canada which produced a tumor in rats at an extremely high dosage level. Nesset expressed hope that measures will be taken to restore a reasonable balance to the de­ cision-making process concern­ ing drugs and food additives.

Tribute To Dr. Ostenson Held At PLU A tribute to Dr. Burt Ostenson, PLU professor of earth sciences who is retiring at the end of this academic year, was held on cam­ pus Sunday, April 24. Dr. David B. Wake, a 1958 alumnus now serving as director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California-Berkeley , w a s the guest speaker at the program . Dr. Wake discussed "The Relation­ ship of Field Biology to the Biolog­ ical Sciences." The tribute was sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences, biology and earth science depart­ ments, and the Tahoma Audubon Society. Dr. Ostenson, who graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Ia., in 1936 and taught at Michigan State University for 10 years, has served at PLU for 30 years. Dur­ ing his tenure at PLU he has instituted and taught numerous classes while serving continuous­ ly as chairman of biology, then general science, and finally, earth sciences, a position he helped establish and which he presently holds. In addition he has found time for research in the Arctic under the auspices of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Antarctic under the auspices of the National Science Foundation.

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Foege Named As New Head O f Center Dr. \yil !iam H. Foege '57, PLU's 1 976 Dlstmguished Alumnus has been named director of the C�nter for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. Foege, 41, has been serving recently as assistant director for operations at the Center. From 1 966 through 1975 he was in­ volved in programs that eradi­ cated smallpox from the world, coordinating the massive global effort through the auspices of the World Health Organization. A year ago Dr. Foege delivered a series of lectures at PLU in connection with his alumni cita­ tion and his role as featured Q Club banquet speaker. He has since been involved in Center projects relating to the Legionaires' disease and the swine flu virus.

inka Johnson etires At Cal Lutheran Linka Johnson, '38, former PLU registrar, completed a career of 32 years in Christian higher edu­ cation March 15 when she retired as registrar of California Luthe­ ran College. Mrs. Johnson started her care­ er at PLU in 1 938 as a secretary in the registrar's office. She became registrar in 1959 and served for six years before going to CLC in 1 965. She took time out during her PLU years for government work during World War II and later (1950-54) to serve as secretary to the press attache of the American Embassy in Mexico City. Her sister, Jeanne, her brother Rolf (deceased) and her daughter, Barbara, all attended PLU. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.C .K. Preus of Minneapolis. Dr. Preus served for many years as executive secret­ ary of higher education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (now the ALC).

Linka Johnson

Chris Chandler took the above photo of 29,028-foot Mt. Everest when his party was nearing the 25,000foot level on the summit climb. On a wind y day the

snow plume blowing off the peak can be 30 miles m length, he said .

Alumni Honor Chandler For Mt. Everest Achievement

Much of a Mt. Everest expedition is spent passing through the lush vegetation of the Himalayan high­ lands to reach the major peaks.

Last October Dr. Chris Chandl­ er '70 of Seattle became a member of an elite fraternity of mountain climbers who have successfully scaled the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest. Last month he visited the PLU campus to present an illustrated lecture on the historic expedition and to receive a Special Achieve­ ment Citation from the PLU Alumni Association. Chandler and Bob Cormack of Boulder, Col., reached the summit on Oct. 8. Due to poor weather conditions they were the only members of the American Bicen­ tennial Expedition to reach the top of the peak. The final summit assault took the two climbers approximately nine hours. They spent about 30 minutes at the top before return­ ing to camp. Chandler, a PLU chemistry major, serves as an emergency ward physician at Seattle General Hospital.

Dr. Chris Chandler

Alumni Give .Grad Magazine To Seniors The Grad uate magazine, a 96page "Hand book for Leaving School," is being given to all graduating seniors this spring by the PLU Alumni Association. The magazine is an ea sy­ reading, educational magazine. It includes information on careers, job hunting and life styles, as well as numerous other articles de­ signed to prepare seniors for life after college.

PLU Alumni Give Job Tips To Students Alumni taking part in a recent career information day at Pacific Lutheran University encouraged students to avoid a "lock-step" attitude toward career goals. "The 39 alums present did a tremendous job in helping stu­ dents identify options and alter­ natives available in a variety of fields," said Dick French, direc­ tor of career planning and place­ ment. His office coordinated the one­ day conference, "Here You Are, Fairy Godmother," with the help of the PLU Alumni Office. It was not a day for alums to

proselytize for their professions. Instead, the alums acted as ersatz "fairy godmothers," coun­ seling students who asked ques­ tions about their professions and how they got there. In French's opinion, alumni who brought out "serendipity" aspects of their careers indirectly encouraged students to "make space for something else to hap­ pen" instead of harboring precon­ ceived ideas of what jobs were related to certain fields. During an orientation, alumni director Ron Coltom asked par­ ticipating alums to stress that "many times a career path does not travel a straight line." During the day - especially near lunchtime - hundreds of students stopped by tables in the student union building to talk with alums representing a number of academic fields and jobs ranging from music teachers and a federal

Dick Londgren, left, and Mike Burton provide job counseling during Career Information Day .

Among those taking part in Career Information Da were from left y alumni director Ron Coltom and earth sciences professor Dr. Burto Ostenson (seated), Don Douglas, Cal Dunham, Mike Burton, Eldon Kyllo, Woody Jones, Anita McEntrye and Fran Chambers. Front: Marie Shaver and Carol Karwoski.

reserve banker to the director of an exercise club. They also had the opportunity to sit in on special presentations given by Paul Berg '71, a teacher who related his experiences at an Indian mission school and out­ lined his "system" for getting a job; Gary Habedank '66, a stock broker who discussed Wall Street; and Woodrow Jones '69, who pre­ sented "dos and don'ts" for job interviews. All are from Tacoma. Other Tacoma alums indicated they were willing to take time from their own jobs to come to campus for a number of reasons. For instance, Dick Londgren '59, in charge of publications for the Weyerhaeuser Company, said he wanted to encourage English majors to take part in extra­ curricular activities that could supplement their academic skills . . . and to give students "informa­ tion they cannot get from class­ rooms and textbooks." T. F. Wiseman '70, representing the corrections system, said he welcomed the opportunity to meet PLU students not only to give them information but also to "see the caliber of students available for future openings in the correc­ tions field." Lynn Hoover '53, a private music teacher, said she was -eager to point out to music students the opportunities for "making a good living by creating your own op­ portunities' after developing your talents." Cal Dunham '72, director of the Weyerhaeuser Company's exer­ Clse club, stressed that physical education graduates hould be­ come aware of the growing oppor­ tunities in the fields of physical fitness and recreation. A PLU math ematics graduate was interested in pointing out the different types of jobs available to mathematics majors. Carol Karwoski '53, even went so far as to provide names of persons students could contact when job-hunting in the chemis­ try field. Many of the alumni saw career day as an opportunity to build c ommunication among alumni and students of today. Seattle's Dennis Andersen '73, assistant curator of the Historical Photography Collection at the U niversity of Washington, com­ mented , "It was comforting to see that students of '77 are stU con­ cerned about the same things I was concerned with in '73; and disturbing, too, to see they ignore or play down the things I ignored and played down." Retired Lake wood teacher Luella Johnson, a member of the PLU Alumni Board, welcomed the opportunity to help out with the conference "because I love to come back to PLU - even after all these years. "In kindergarten language," she said, her eyes twinkling, "I get that 'good little feeling' all over again when I visit the campus."

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Peggy Keller

Constance Koschmann

PLU rads Wins Met Auditio s Juli Holland of Seattle, a 1975 graduate of Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity, won first place in this week's Northwest Regional Na­ tional Metropolitan Opera Audi­ tions in Seattle. Miss Holland , formerl y o f Boise, Id., will go to New York City later this spring for the semi-final s of the competition. Second place in the auditions went to Peggy Keller, a part-time voice instructor at PLU. Mrs. Keller received a $200 cash prize. Constance Koschmann of Seat­ tle, a 1971 PLU graduate who taught at the university last year, was one of three singers to re­ ceive honorable mention. Walter Taussig, a Metropolitan Opera associate conductor, was the head judge. Miss Holland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Holland of Boise.

C oir Of The West to Visit Six European Countries In May, une Visits to Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity by the King of Norway, leading Polish and Swedish com­ posers, and two well-known Euro­ pean choir directors are among the factors that have led to a m o nth - lon g c o n c ert tou r of Europe this summer by the PLU Cho ir of the West. Regrettably, what was to have been one of the tour highlights, an appearance in Poland, will not be possible because of Polish gov­ ernmental restrictions, according to Noel Abrahamson, PLU manag­ er of musical organizations. The invitation to appear in Po­ land, extended by Polish compos­ er Krzysztof Penderecki during his visit to PLU three years ago, started the tour momentum build­ ing. A few months later Karl S c beu ber, choral director at Kuesnacht Seminar in Zurich, Switzerland, visited PLU as guest director of the All-Lut ber a n Choir. He too extended a n invita­ tion to Choir of the West director Maurice Skones. During the summer of 1975, Swedish composer Eskil Hem­ berg was at PLU in conjunction with a Norman Luboff choral directors' workshop. From him came a third invitation. Then in October, in conjunction with King Olav's visit to PLU, director Tors­ tein Grytbe of Oslo brought his Norwegian Boy Choir to PLU and became the fourth to offer a welcome gesture. Skones now had the skeleton of a tour with which to work. During the next few months correspon­ dence flew between Tacoma and numerous European cities, and with the help of the four former campus guests and others, a pro­ posed tour was fleshed out. Last summer Abrah a m s o n toured Europe to meet personally with hosts and to fill in gaps in the schedule. What has resulted is "a significant opportunity, both in terms of performances and edu­ cational value," for the 90 mem­ bers of the choir and accompany­ ing instrumental ensemble," Ab­ rahamson observed. The choir will present its first tour concert in Kirche des Heili­ gen Geistes, a large cathedral in Heidelberg, Germany, May 26. The next three days, through Pentecost (May 29), will be spent at a villa in the Swiss Alps, visiting with m embers of Scheuber's choir. It's a Swiss tradition to

PLU Choir of the West

A command performance for Crown Prince Harald of Norway was one of the highlights of the Choir's most recent European tour in 1970. spend Pentecost in this fashion, Abrahamson observed. A SOO-year-old church in Zurich will be the site of the second concert, followed by a perfor­ mance at a Swiss Benedictine cloister, Our Lady of the Hermits. The monastry near Einsiedeln was established more than 1,000 years ago. Abrahamson found the abbey "by accident" during his travels last summer. "It's a beautiful place to sing," he said. Following a performance at Ettal Monastery near Garmish, Germany, the choir will present concerts in two of Europe's histor­ ical capitals, Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, and Vienna. The choir will sing in the University of Salzburg concert hall June 3. The next day the choir will present a major concert in Vienna in conjunction with the Viennese music festival, "Mitchelkirche. " O n June S the choir will present the tour program's featured work, Haydn's "Mass in D Minor, 'The Nelson,' " as a part of the Sunday Mass in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral. That evening they perform in Esterhazy Palace outside Vienna, where Haydn himself lived and composed for 27 years. The con-

cert will be held in Haydnsaal, the recital hall where the composer performed many times. On June 7 choir members will attend a performance of "Boris Godunov" by the Vienna State Opera. The Russian opera will be o ffered in Seattle next year. Following an appearance in Kaisersaal, Germany, the choir could be heard in concert by as many as 30,000 people at Kirchen­ tag '77 in Berlin, a national con­ vention of German Lutherans. The concert will be held in Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtnickirche, Ber­ lin's largest church, rebuilt ex­ cept for the tower since World War II. During its most recent Euro­ pean tour in 1970, the Choir of the West performed outdoo r s a t Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens. This summer they return to the Tivoli Gardens Concert Hall June 14.

A concert in the National Cathedral of Uppsala, Sweden, brings to fruition the invitation extended by Hemberg. The next d a y t h e choir performs i n Stockholm's Storky r k a n Cathedral as a part of a summer concert series broadcast over Swedish radio. Two concerts in Oslo, including

Dr. Maurice Skones one in Oslo Cathedral, were made possible by Boy Choir director Grythe, Odd Medboe of Scandina­ vian Airlines System, and PLU administrator Milton Nesvi �, who has visited Norway many times. A three-day visit with Norwe­ gian families and a concert in Tongsberg, Norway, arranged by Norwegian Bishop Hauge and PLU religion professor Dr. Ken­ neth Christopherson, will con­ clude the month-long choral journey.

P.L. Who? BY' Ronald C. Coltom Alumni Director

I recently had the opportunity of contacting many alums person­ ally as a part of a feasibility study .hat the University is conducting regarding the possibility of future expansion of facilities at P.L.U. The response was tremendous and alums were enthusiastic to let us know how they feel about their alma mater. And of course, as could be expected, not everyone agreed on all of the questions that were asked but on the question of "What is· the public image of the University?" one thing seemed to be rather clear. Where people have heard of the University the image is excellent. For the rest it is P.L. Who? When I worked in the Admis­ sions office I would come into a school and after introducing my­ self as from Pacific Lutheran University, occasionally the re­ sponse would be, "Oh that's that Bible school up in Portland isn't it?" Now I know that doesn't happen all of the time but I'm sure that most of our alums have had a similar type of experience. Why is it that we aren't that well known?

Grad Teaches Americans In Norway Kevin Marie Knudson '73 has spent the past year teaching sixth grade at Stavanger American School in Norway. Stavanger is one of several American schools throughout Europe sponsored by internation­ al oil companies for children of company employees. Stavanger has become a sig­ nificant port for North Sea oil companies. Miss Knudson has been offered r e n e w a l f o r n e x t y e a r at Stavanger but has also applied at o t h e r A m e rican s c h o o l s i n Europe. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Knudson ot' Tacoma, plan to visit her in June. Her father is chair­ man of the PLU Board of Regents.

Well, for one thing, we haven't been around as long as the Har­ vards and the Yales nor are we of that size. But maybe then that's just an excuse. What have you done recently to let anyone know that you are associated with P.L.U.? I talked to an alum recently who told me that he had worked just around the corner from another alum for many months before either of them realized they had both at­ tended PLU. Have you ever men­ tioned to the young people in your community or church that you attended Pacific Lutheran or for that matter how about your own children? How about your emp­ loyer or fellow employe e s ? Perhaps they may be interested in financially helping a worthy in­ stitution that is a part of the private educational system. Do you have an Alumni sticker on your car(s) to let others know you attended PLU? These and many other methods can be used to let people know that there is a Pacific Lutheran University. The next time you hear some­ one say PLWho? You can say PLU that's who. Remember, the U in PLU can be YOU. YOU are the one who can let people know about the University and the University will be as well known as you help to make it.

A Basic Approach To Life By Dr. Marvin Fredrickson President, Alumni Association

How does an alumnus of any University measure the value of his membership as a graduate? Sadly, often the first aspect looked at is the prowess of the football team. Then one might look at the size of the student enrollment, the number of build­ ings, the fame of the faculty, the eminence of the various schools, or at the number of famous alum-

1976-77 Alumni Board Representatives to the Univ. Board of Regents Theodore C. Carlstrom '55 ( 1977)

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

La w r e n c e H a u g e ' 5 1 ( 1978) ESD #167·Court House Wenatchee, WA 98801 Dr. Ronald Lerch '61 5611 W. Victoria Kennewick, WA 99336 Members-At-Large ( 1 Yr. App. )

Term Expires May 1978 C h a p . L u t h e r Gabrielsen 'SO Hq. 92nd CSG/HC


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

18525 S. Trillium Way West Linn, OR 97068

2001 N . E . Landover Drive Vancouver, WA 98664

La Mesa, CA 92041

Kenneth J . .Edmonds '64 801 42nd Ave. N.W. Puyallup, WA 98371 Carol Bottemiller Geldak· er '57


Mardell Soiland Olson '59 3831 Polaris Drive

Term Expires May 1980

Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

Joanne Poencet Berton

Dr. Dale Benson '63 6416 S.W. Loop Dr. Portland, OR 97221

Tacoma, WA 98498 John McLaughlin '71 32631 39th Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98002

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

1556 Webster St. Palo Alto, CA 94301

Luella Toso Johnson '51

7 Thornewood Drive

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

Ken " 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

Term Expires May 1977 Term Expires May 1979 D r . M a r v i n Fredrickson '64


1768 SW Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201 Betty Riggers Keith '53 17022 35th N . E . Seattle, W A 98155

Donald D. Gross '65 6925 S . E . 34th Mercer Island, WA 98040 Dr. John Jacobson '60 440 South Miller Wenatchee, WA 98801

Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Pacific L u t h e r a n U n i · versity Tacoma, WA 98447 Ex-Officio Student Repre-­ . sentative Chris Keay, President ASPLU

ni. This is all well and good, but I suspect that kind of evaluation would be missing a more basic aspect especially when it comes to a liberal arts or "Christian" university. And does that make failures out of most of us who certainly will never be famous and definitely will never make D istinguished Alumnus or Alumnus of the Year? Have we let the University down ? Will t h e Alumni Association disown us? O f course some of this is ridiculous, but the Awards and Recognition Committee faces a similar problem each year as it seeks to single out individual alums for our various honors. How do you locate and evaluate those silent and unknown alums who characterize the serving and integrated life that might well approach the "ideal" product of a Christian liberal education? Those of you who were present at the 1976 Homecoming banquet I think will agree that we were at least partially successful in hon­ oring such a person. Elizabeth Hensel received the Disting­ uished Alumnus award. She was not in our files of prospective persons with i mpressive cur­ riculum vitae and we learned of her quite by accident. Her re­ markable career as a devoted teacher into her 70's certainly made her as deserving as any previous recipient. She charac­ terizes the qualities of humility, servanthood, and dedication that are in some way a goal of a Christian liberal education. These are qualities that have nothing to do with prominence but rather reflect a basic approach to life. I would hope that such qualities of life would always remain objec­ tives of PLU and of each alum.

Minnesota Alums Get Together Thirteen PLU alums and their spouses attended a Minnesota alumni get-together on April ! at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tauring in Minnetonka. They were Harlan Anderson '61, Alvin and Hildred (Hansen x '60) Dungan '59, Robert and Grace (Engen '59) Tauring x'61, Roger Seppal '52 and wife Marietta, Marshall Alworth '72 and wife Mary J 0, Alma (Dungan '60) Temanson and husband Le e , Daniel and Kathy (Vodder '73) Horsfall '72, Tom Angus '68 and wife Cathy, and Norris and Sheryl (Laubach '76) Peterson '75. Alumni director Ron Coltom was on hand to bring the group up-to-date on happenings at PLU.


Notes Meet Your Clas s Rep ! Pre-20's


1950 Delbert Zier 914 19th Street NW Puyallup, WA 98371


Theodore Gulbaugen 864 Polk South Tacoma, WA 98444


RAY HARDING has been appointed a s superintendent o f the Marysville School District, in Marysville, Wash. Ray began his teaching career in Richland, Wash., where he served as assistant principal. Prior to his being appointed superinten­ dent this year in Marysville he served as assistant principal, junior high principal, director of personnel and administrative assistant.

DONNA AHRENS of Seattle, Wash., has been named the new executive di­ rector of the Vancouver Young Women's Christian Association. Donna has been branch director of North Area YWCA in Seattle since October, 1973. She took over her new position April 4, 1977.

1951 Howard Shull 416 21st St. NW Puyallup, WA 98371

1927 Dr. William O . Rieke, president of Pacifi c Lutheran University, was guest speaker at Peninsula Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, Wash., Feb. 6, 1977. A coffee hour immediat ly followed hoste by PLU alums. At the large gathering were alumni from the class of 1927 and up - to the prese.nt student s of today.

Early 30' s Ella Fosne s 2405 62nd ve. NW GIg Harbor, WA 98335

1952 LeRoy Spitzer Route S, Box 260 Bremerton. WA 98310

Jim Capelli 8116 88tb Ct. S.W. Tacoma, WA 98498

Barbara Thorp 810 South 1 19th Tacoma, WA 98444

1934 JENNIE (Lee) HANSEN and husband, Arthur, have recently completed their new home in Leisure Village, California, where they plan to spend a few months out of the year.

Late 30's Otis Grande 1 1 1 1 14th Ave. Fox Island, WA 98333

Anita Londgren 3101 N. 29th Street Tacoma, WA 98407

NAOMI (Keller) KRAIGER and her husband, RICHARD KRAIGER '59 are living in New Leipzig , N.D. where Richard is pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church and is also dean of faculty of the Great Plains Institute of Theology, a continuing education program for clergy of the Western North Dakota District. Naomi is director of nursing at Jacobson Memorial Hospital in Elgin, N.D.

1960 Lo White 1081 Lynnwood N.E. Renton, WA 98055



1954 o car Williams 4717 27th St. N.E. Puyallup, WA 98371

1 955 Erv Severtson 921 129tb South Tacoma, WA 98444

DUANE W. NEWTON is a major in the U. S. Air Force and has entered the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Va. The five-month Department of Defense school provides students with intensive instruction related to national and inter­ national security. Duane received his master's degree in public administration in 1975 through Ball State University, Munci, Ind. SHIRLEY MAY (Harmon) HANSON, has just received notice of a three-year research grant from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Shirley is a doctoral student at the University of Washington where she is pursuing a PhD in higher educational administration. She resides in Seattle with her husband and their two children.

1961 Early 40's Carol Haavik Tommervik 820 S. 120th Tacoma, WA 98444


Edroy Woldseth 921 Tule Lake Road Tacoma, WA 98444


Mton Schafer 7819 25th Ave. E. Tacoma, WA 98408

1 949

Lester Storaasli 4116 East 88th Tacoma, WA 984444


PhI l Nordqlrlst 721 S. 11Stb Tacoma, WA 98444

HENRY W. KRAMER, Jr. and wife" Doris, are living in Quito, Ecuador where they are teaching missionary children in the jungle of eastern Ecuador. They arrived there the end of September 1976. Their previous three and one-half years were spent in Mitla, Mexico doing the same type of work. Henry and Doris have three children. Jennifer, 19, and Shawn, 18, are attending school in the States. Allyson, 1 5, is with her parents in Ecuador.

1955 PHIL WIGEN, Ph.D. has been invited

to give a series of lectures this summer at the Enrico Fermi International Summer School of Physics in Varenna, Italy from June 27 to July 9, 1977. The topic of the school is the "Physics of Magnetic Gar­ nets" and Phil's lectures will be on the subject "Magnetic Excitations in Gar­ nets."

Stan Fredrickson 14858 203rd S.E. Renton, WA 98055


1963 Cbristy Ulle1and 15424 9th Ave. SW #2 Seattle, WA 98166




Clarence Lund 400 Wheeler South Tacoma, WA 98444

Doug Mandt Route 1, Box 470 Sumner, WA 98390

Charlie Mays 16619 S.E. 147th Street Renton, WA 98055

CHARLES W. MAYS is presently serv­ ing as chairperson of the Seattle ALC Pastoral Conference, and of the North Pacific District nominating committee and of the Renton Ecumenical Associa­ tion of Churches. Pastor Mays and his wife, SANDRA ERICKSON x'63, live in Renton, Wash. DICK and NORMA (Dayhuff '63) HEL­ STROM are living in Ridgefield, Conn., where Dick is manager of operations for RCA Global Systems in New York City. He recently received his MBA in finance ateNew York University after spending a full year at the University of Washington. Norma is a real estate saleswoman in Ridgefield. They have three children, Jeff, 12, Chris, 9, and Julie, 7.

Mike McIntyre 12402 138th E. Puyallup, WA 98371

REV. ANDREA (Hagen) DIEGEL, di­ rector of the Lutheran College Ministry Program for Baltimore, recently shared in the production of a television program which is being aired over CBS stations throughout the nation during the next few weeks. Andrea, and her hus band, Bill, share in an even more important work, raising a son, Christopher, now about two years old. JEANNETTE BAKER is a disc jockey, commer ial writer, and story teller at King Jesus North Pole (KJNP). KJNP is the largest radio station in Alaska. She is a missionary and has been there for two years. They broadcast in five dIfferent languages. Jeannette produces and rites a weekly children'S Bible story. On the story she does the narration for all the voices including a granny who is th regular and her grandchild who are c o n s tantly getting into contemporary situations tllat need old-time solutions. Each story includes a story from the Id and New Testament. Jeannette's address is KJNP, North Pole, Alaska, and she writes that in the summer they grow tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, strawber­ ries, etc. on the roof tops as they are of sod. Their transmitter produces enough excess heat to warm the whole building so that they don't have to have a separate heating system in the station.

1965 Connie Hildahl Box 990 Steilacoom, WA 98388

SANDRA (Bowdish) KREIS lives in Burlington, Wash. At the present time she is serving in a part-time position as the college and career minister for the Luthe­ ran churches in the Skagit Valley area (Mt. Vernon, Wash.). It is a combined ministry working with young adults and Skagit Valley Community College stu­ dents, as well as maintaining a "pre­ sence" ministry on campus. Sandra has enjoyed meeting alums in her area that she went to school with, namely, Karen (Piehl) Leander, Dr. Gary Johnson and Rev. Jack Kintner who is the new campus pastor at Western Washington State College. ROSEANNA M. HESTER is in Pakistan learning the Urder language, then will be working in a Mission Hospital in Tauk.

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1966 Dennis Hardtke '66 19 Fife Heights Dr. Tacoma, WA 98424



REGINALD D. LAURSEN, Ph.D. has been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. He has been on the staff there since 1970. Reginald received his Ph.D from Washington State University. He was a graduate teaching assistant at Washington State and has held summer traineeships from the National Science Foundation and the NASA.


ARTHUR BOLSTAD and his wife, Karen, were commissioned as mis­ sionaries to Africa, Dec. 26, 1976 by the Rev. Johan Thorson in Our Savior Luthe­ ran Church Sioux Falls, S.D. They ar­ rived Marc 6, 1977 in Sierra Leone, West Africa where they are translators for the Futa-J lon group of the Fulani people. They are working under the Lutheran Bible translators. DAVID ALEXANDER has exchanged a career in politics for the travel industry and has joined Hanns Ebensten Travel, Inc. the New York-based operator of adv nture tours, crtJises and expeditions. Prior to his going into the travel business, David was congressional aide to Con­ gressman Nick Begich from 1971 to 1973, and then legislative assistant to Senator Mike Gravel from 1974 to 1975.

William Young 7129 Cltrlne Lane S.W. Tacoma, WA 98498

. DR. DOUGLUSS LEELAND has joined the staff of the Wenatchee Valley Clinic in Wenatchee, Wash., as a specialist in internal medicine. After serving two years with the Public Health Service in S.D. Doug completed his residency in inte al medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Melissa, S, and Julianne, 2. DENNIS WHEELER and his wife, Cheryl, are living in Vancouver, Wash., where Dennis is Northwest Regional Merchandising manager - Forest Pro­ ducts - for Zellerbach Paper Company. They have two sons, Ted, age 5, and Graham, S months. PAUL BENSON recently led a group of 24 students on a study visit to the major Mayan religious sites in the Yucatan, Mexico. Paul teaches world religion and film at Mt. View College, Dallas, Tex.

1968 Michael McKean 4011 10th N.W. Gig Harbor, WA 98335

LINDA ALLEN has been selected to appear in the 1976 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. She was nominated by Lacey mayor Karen Fraser for her work in establishing Applejam Folk Center in Olympia and The Sunny Side Folk Arts Center in Chehalis. Linda and her husband, James Zito, are the parents of a baby girl, Jennifer Allen Zito, born Jan. 17, 1977. They are living in Bellingham, Wash., where Jim is a stu­ dent at Western Washington State College. ELLEN (Espedal) CAMPBELL and her husband TERRY '72, are living in Des Moines, Was h . , where E l l e n is a . caseworker for Department of SOCial and Health Services in Tacoma, Wash. Terry just left Southland Corporation and is now project director for Forest Investment Corporation; Bellevue, Wash. CAREN (Simdars '68) and ROBERT LORENZ are living in Battle Ground, Wash., where Bob has just finished a year as Battle Ground Education Association president and is now president elect of S.W. Washington Rivers ide Uniserv (teacher'S service unit) and is teaching eighth grade. Caren teaches ¥:z-day kin­ dergarten and spends the rest of her time with her children, Robert, 6, and Lani, 5.



Cindy Jackson 1 107 South 4th Renton, WA 98055

Karen Fynboe Howe 136A Island Blvd. Fox Island, WA 98333

1969 John Bustad 1 1513 Woodland Ave. Puyallup, WA 98371

DR. FRANK A. HAGEN sl?ent the last. two weeks of February usmg the ac­ celerator at Berkeley. He was calibrating the instruments of an experimental mod­ ule which he hopes to launch by balloon in April at Sioux Falls, S.D. This is being done as part of a post -doctoral program in cooperation with California School of Technology at Pasadena in the field of astro-physics. The experiment is an ef­ fort to establish the age of certain atomic particles impacting the earth's atmos­ phere from outer space.


Dennis Smith 304 123rd St. South Tacoma, WA 98444

MJM GLEN HALVORSON (KAREN SEELEY '70) and two children are living in Issaquah, Wash. Glen received his M.D. degree in December, 1976 from the University of Washington School of Medicine. This past January he began a three-year residency through the Univer­ sity of Washington in physical medicine and rehabilitation. JIM HUSHAGEN is the program di­ rector of Project ELCID, an experimental pre-trial diversion program operated by the Pierce County Probation Department. Jim will receive his master's degree in sociology from PLU in August and is planning to enter law school in the falL His wife, DEBBIE HERIVEL '72, is teaching kindergarten at Hilltop School in the Puyallup District. She is working on her fifth-year certificate in early child­ hood development from Central Washing­ ton State College. In her spare time she is involved in community theater produc­ tions in the Tacoma area. They live in Tacoma, Wash. HARLEN DEAN MENK was ordained into the Lutheran ministry on March 13, 1977 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato, Minn. Harlen has been called to be a pastor of the American Luthe.ran Church at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bir­ chwood, Wisc., and Long Lake Lutheran Church, Sarona, Wisc. RICHARD J. TUFF, JR. has completed his Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University and is now living in Media, Pa. He is presently the director of consult�­ tion and education, Crozer-Chester Medi­ cal Center, Community Mental Health Center in Chester, Pa. He is also in private practice in Swarthmore, Pa.

NAOMI (Sarver) ANDERSON and hus­ band, Philip, have moved to Burkburnett, Tex., where both are captains in the Air Force. Naomi is currently working inten­ sive care nursing and her husband is a pilot currently instructing the German Air Force in T-38's. They are stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. DA VID CHRISTOPHERSON is a doc­ toral student at the University of Min­ nesota in agricultural economics, and for the past two years has written regular review columns on rock music, records 'and concerts for Minnesota Daily, America's largest circulation university newspaper. PAUL D. and WENDY M. (Jechort) JOHNSON '71 are living in San Bernar­ dino, Calif., where Wendy is finishing her master's in elementary education ' at California State. Paul is completing his second year of his family practice resi­ dency at the San Bernardino County Medical Center. DIANE (Kowing Kerslake) KONG and husband, Gordon, and their 2 children, Kenny, 4, and Kimberly, 1, are living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Diane is a cardiology clinic nurse and is working in the cardiac catheterization lab and doing pacemaker checks. Prior to her present position she worked at Kaiser Hospital, Honolulu on an adult medical-surgical ward and pediatric floor from 1971 to 1976.

1972 Kristl Duris 12158 "A" St. Tacoma, WA 98444

ROBERT M. HARTL obtained his MS d e g r e e in computer science from Washington State University in 1976. He is working for General Dynamics at San Diego, Calif., as a research analyst. JAMES E. LEWIS is owner-manager of JIM LEWIS - Photo-Graphics in Tacoma, Wash. He does commercial photography, annual reports, architectural, color print­ ing, interior decorating, etc. GREGORY AMES is serving as in­ terim pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church in Spokane, Wash. GEORGIA (Dronen) KAHLER and her husband, Michael, are living in McKenna, Wash. Georgia resigned from her job as a financial responsibility analyst with the Department of Motor Vehicles to become a full-time mother and housewife. Mike has just been assigned recently to McChord AFB where he is an air traffic controller. They have twin daughters, Amy Katherine and Jennifer Patricia, born on January 2, 1977. FRANK A. WILSON was ordained a minister in the American Lutheran Church, March 6, 1977, and is serving as associate pastor for Central Lutheran Church in Eugene, Ore.

ALICE R. BERRY is living in Spokane, Wash., and works as the assistant buyer for Hollister-Stier Laboratories, which manufacturers allergenic extracts. LARRY I. OVERMAN is a Ceta coun­ selor for the Washington State Employ­ ment Security Department in Tacoma, Wash. LINDA and PEDER KITTELSON '72 (Linda Edlund '73) are currently living in Salem, Ore., where Peder is Intern at Grace Lutheran Church. Linda is a parttime clinical instructor at Community College Chemeketa and part-time public health nurse at Marion County Health Department.


1974 L. Scott Buser

10024 Lexington S.W. Tacoma, WA 98499

LINDA LEE GARDNER x'74 has received her mastf'r's degree in public relations from the University of Southern California. She is working as a special assistant to the vice chairman of the Board of FLUOR Corporation in Los Angeles. In her spare time, Linda is a docent (guide) at the county museum in Los Angeles and is also studying calligraphy at California State University Los Angeles in the evening as a hobby. BETHANY FLAGG has joined the staff of Family Films and lives in Chabworth, Calif. Prior to her present employment, she worked for radio and television stations in Idaho and was most recently associated with Mascom Advertising, Garden Grove, Calif. Community Church. PAUL ARAMBUL, family outreach counselor, has started working with Men­ tal Health Services in Sunnyside, Wash. He lives in Prosser, Wash. KATHRYN (LePard) JACOBUS and her husband, Jeff, are living in St. Paul, Minn., where Kathy is working as coor­ dinator of new student orientation at Augsburg College and Jeff attends Luth­ ,er Seminary. ALICIA ANN (Perkins) GROVEN and her husband, Paul, are living in Eureka, Mont., where Alicia is working at the local newspaper doing photographic and pas­ teup work. Paul is the administrator of Mountain View Manor in Eureka - still under construction and scheduled to open late in the summer.


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Richard C. FllIHlh 607 South 127lh #E Tacoma, WA 98444

JULI HOU.AND of Seattle, won first place in the Northwest Re�i?nal Nation�1 Metropolitan Opera Auditions hel� !n Seattle the last week in February. Juh will go to New York City this spring for the semi-finals of the competition. MICHAEL W. KERR is in his second . semester at Wartburg and is enjoying it thoroughly. TOM BALISTRIERIMAS '75 is living in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he is director of career counseling at Eckerg College, ADRIAN KALIL is living in Philadel­ phia where he entered the Scho�1 of Anesthesia at Thomas Jefferson Umver­ sity Hospital. He will complete a 24month course of study in March, 1979. CAPTAIN WILLIAM F. GUNKEL of the U. S. Air Force is participating in a U. S. Readiness Command joint forces train­ ing exercise being conducted in the Ft. Hood, Tex., area. Bill, an airlift opera­ tions officer at Bergstrom AFB, Tex., with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, is among regular and r�serve A r Force and Army personnel taking part m the air and ground maneuvers. LONNIE L. LANGDON is working as a financial analyst and business develop­ ment officer with United .Inner City . Development Foundation, Inc., Minority Enterprise Small Business Invest �� nt Company of Washington, Inc. Th� J01 �t operation of these two corporations IS aimed for the promotion, financing and planning of minority business develop­ ment in the Seattle, Tacoma and Everett, Wash., area.


Steve Ward 10220 Sheridan SouIb Tacoma, WA 98444


SCOTT R. BRUND is working on his MFA in theatre management a� Universi­ ty of California - Los Angeles. He is also teaching undergraduate courses in man­ agement and will manage their summer program, Scott was cast in U.C.L.A.'s merican College Theatre Festival entry in Division II. The production, "Upstream Towards Lethe," won the best production award in the national competition. In April, the company will be performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He lives in West Hollywood, Calif. D A VID GERRY is in Salisbury, Rhodesia working in the Government Pensions Office which deals with all accidental military injuries and provides pensions for all whose disability is perma­ nent.

Marriages CONSTANCE VANDELAC ' 7 1 and Alan Hall of Mount Vernon, Wash.,were married Nov. 27, 1976 in Camano, Wash., Lutheran Church. DA VID L. HAGEN '70 and Cathy Ann Stark were married Dec. 1 1 , 1976 in Minn polis, Minn. They are living in Minneapolis where Dave is completing a masters in chemistry and beginning a Ph.D. program in mechanical engineer­ ing at the University of Minnesota de­ veloping wooden flywheels for energy storage. ELIZABETH B. BAGALEY '76 and William Boyd Foster III were married Dec. 18, 1976 in West minister Chapel, Bellevue, Wash.

MOLLY L. DAVIS '75 and Nicholas K. Cloyd were married on Dec. 18, 1976 in Lake Oswego, Ore. They live in Lake Oswego where Molly works for Portland Park Bureau and Nick works for The Market Place, a restaurant in the Portland area. SUZANNE KIESOW '75 and Stewart T. Wicklin were married ori Dec. 18, 1976 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Wash. They live in Grants Pass, Ore. where both are elementary teachers. SUSAN E. ANDERSON '76 and SCOTT TEMPLETON '76 were married Dec. 22, 1976. They are living in Tacoma, Wash. MARY A. KELLER '76 and Andrew C. Miller, Jr. were married in Nome, Alaska on Jan. 21, 1977. PAMELA Y. MONSEN '76 and Leonard S. Andrews of Puyallup, Wash., were married Dec. 19, 1976 in Immanuel Luthe­ ran Church in Everson, Wash. The couple is making their first home in Puyallup, following a wedding trip to Hawaii. RUTH SMIDT '73 and Fred Starkel were married July 24, 1976, They are living in Longview, Wash., where Rut is teaching 1st grade and her husband IS a secondary teacher. ELIZABETH BELTON BAGGALEY '76 and William B. Foster III, were married Dec. 18, 1976, in Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, Wash. Followin� a � ­ ding trip to Montana, the couple IS hvmg in Tacoma, where the bridegroom is a student at the University of Puget Sound Law School. KAREN T. URSTAD '67 and Norman P. Gerken '70, were married Marc 5, 1977, in Glo ria Dei Lutheran Church In Olym­ pia, Wash. They will make thei � fi � st home in Puyallup wbere Norman IS di S­ trict representative for Aid Association for Lutherans. Karen is finance systems technician for the Department of Social and Health Services in Tacoma. Norman . received his master's degree from Washington State University in 1972. ROBERT H. BERG x'73 and Merle E. Harris of Seattle, Wash., were married Feb. 1977 in Maple Leaf Lutheran Church 'in Seattle. KAREN EVANS '72 and David Ellis of Spokane were married in November 1976 and have moved to Tucson, Ariz. Karen works for the Bell Telephone Company. SCOTT TEMPLETON '75 and SUE ANDERSON '76 were married in a small family wedding in Southern California on December 23, 1976, Sue is a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center in Puyallup, Wash., and Scott is accounts payable coordinator at Hillha­ ven, Inc. They live in Tacoma, Wash. D A V I D L. A N D E R SON '76 and KAREN WICK (attended) were married June 5 1976 at Our Savior's Luttieran Churc in Great Falls, Mont. Dave is working at Billings Central High School as athletic director, football coach and teacher. Karen is working at the YWCA as youth director. MARY E. SPENCER '75 and F. David Ramsey, Jr. were married in the summer of 1975. They live in Tacoma, Wash., where he is employed by the Boeing Company. B RENDA GUNDERS O N ' 7 4 a n d Daniel Lenard Mickelson were married Feb. 20, 1977, at Hockinson Community Church, Brush Prairie, Wash., where they are making their first home. Brenda is a teachers aide at Community Christian School and her husband is a teacher at Clark County Christian School. FREDERICK T, ROSEVEAR '69 of Steilacoom, Wash., and Diana Ruth Lang­ ston were married March 5, 1977 in O b e r l i n C o n g regational Church in Steilacoom. Fred is general utilities fore­ man for the Town of Steilacoom.


JAN SODERSTROM '76 and RANDY MAHONEY '76 were married April 3, 1977, in Los Altos, Calif. Jan is a biologist for Syntex Research in Palo Alto and Randy is working at Barnes-Hind Phar­ maceuticals in Sunnyvale, Calif., as a chemist. They live in Mt, View, Calif. DONN L. OLSON '70 and Penny Suzet­ te Waller of Tacoma, Wash., were mar­ ried April 2, 1977 in Christ Lutheran Church in Lakewood. Donn teaches at Fern Hill Elementary in Tacoma.

Births MJM

Gary Branae (LINDA MAYS '65) a daughter, Amy Elizabeth, born Aug, 29, 1976. She joins sister, Sarah Michelle, 2. They are now living in Billings, Mont. Larry ZETTERBERG (CAROL GILLIS x'63) a son, Christian, born Dec. 6, 1976. He joins a brother, Forrest, 5%. They Jive in Levittown, Pa., where Carol is a free lance writer doing educa­ tional articles and religious drama. She received her master's from San Diego State University in 1975. Her husband, Larry, is a captain with Ransome Airlines (Allegheny 'Airlines Commuter System). Jose Aviles (PAULA GRAMS '69) a son, Aaron Lorenzo, born June 9, 1976, in Mexico City. GLEN HALVORSON '70 (KAREN SEELEY '70), a son, Gregory William, born Jan. 17, 1977. He joins a sister, Kristin, . age 21,/2 . They live in Issaquah, Wash. DAVID HOWE (Karen Fynboe '73) a daughter, Kirsten MaIena, born Oct. 12, 1976. They are building a new home on Fox Island, Wash., where they plan to move this spring. David is president and manager of Interiors, Etc. at the Tacoma Mall.






Norman English (MARGARET RICHARDS x '7 1 ) a daughter, Anne Mar­ garet, born July 22, 1976. She Joins a brother, Mark, 2. They live in Silverton, Ore. MichaelKahler (Georgia Dronen '72), twin daughters, Amy Katherine and Jennifer Patricia, born Jan. 2, 1977. DENNIS G. SMITH '70 (SHARON MARIE RODKEY '71), a daughter, Minda Johann, born March 8, 1977. They live in Tacoma. M/M Michael Stensen ( MA R G I E . QUICK '62), a daughter, Saska Kye, born Oct. 10, 1976, arrived from Seoul, Korea, February 10, 1977. She joins a sister, Ti�a Gay, 16 months, and two brothers, Craig, 12, and Mark, 9. They live in Enumclaw, Wash. . Pastor and Mrs. GLENN ZANDER (CECILIA SATTERTHWAIT '73) are the parents of a boy, Joel Richard, born February 25, 1977. They live in Deer Lodge, Mont. ROBERT L. DERR x'63 (GEOR­ GIA BUCHOLZ '62) a son, Benjamin George, born Dec. 20, 1976. He joins a sister, Bethany . They live in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where Bob is working for the Veterans Administration as counselor. Georgia is teaching at the local high school in Thousand Oaks. PAUL D. JOHNSON '71 (WENDY M. JECHORT '71), a daughter, Heidi Lenore, born March 1 1 , 1977. Heidi is their first child. They live in San Bernar­ dino, Calif, MIM Kemper (Michele Kemper) of Everett, Wash., are the parents of a





daughter, Jennifer Ann, born March 16, 1977 at Stevens Memorial Hospital in Everett. . JOHN PEDERSON '68 (CATHY SEVERSON '69) a daughter, Tova Kristi­ na, born March ', 1977. They live in Chevy Chase, Md. MICHAEL TEEL x'61 (JAMIE R I V ER S ' 7 2 ) a d a u ghter, Kristen Elizabeth, born Oct. 16, 1976. They live in Citrus Heights, Calif., where Mike is assistant supervisor of the bakery opera­ tion for Raley's Supermarkets, based in Sacramento, Calif: Jamie is active in local community organizations. RONALD GINTZ '70 (INGRID KNUTZEN '70), a son, David Lee, born ' Feb. 4, 1977. He joins a brother Michael John, born May 8, 1975. Ron is with Merrill Lynch in Tacoma, Wash. He received his master's degree from the University of Washington in 1975. Ingrid has been teaching mathematics at Fife High School, but is now at home caring for their two sons. They live in Federal Way, Wash.




Deaths JOHN C. FADNESS '33 passed away Oct. 17, 1976, He is survived by his wife, SHIRLEY (Savage '35). DR. JOSEPH A BOWLES '49, a prominent dentist in Tacoma, Wash., died on April 10, 1977. He had practiced dentistry in Taco­ ma since 1953. Survivors include his wife, Dana; two daughters, Susan and Patricia and two sons, Thomas and Jeffrey, all at home. IVA (Knutson) CARDWELL '38 passed away on FebruMy 27, 1977 from cancer. She lived in McLean, Va,

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By Jim Kittilsby

Athletic Director Dr. David Olson and Rowena (Missy) Eckhart Betts cut the traditional ribbon at Joggerunden dedication ceremonies April 15.

A fitness system developed in Switzerland, with a French con­ nection and a Norwegian appella­ tion, is now a popular path on the PLU campus serving a legion of students, staff, and families who partake of exercise for the health of it. The Joggerunden, a Norwegian word meaning "jogging trail," phonetically Americanized from its yog-e-runden roots, is a mile­ long outdoor exercise course with nine fitness stations placed at intermittent points along the route. Dedicated April 15, the crushed bark trail follows the bank of the erstwhile Clover Creek, since re­ routed south of the University, and follows the northern rim of the lower campus. The Joggerunden is a memorial to Len Betts, a three year Lute basketball letterman, who knew

It' s a fitness system It' s a jogging trail


the joy of exercise and cham­ pioned the fitness cause before his untimely death in a scuba a ., diving accident last summer. Patterned after the outdoor ex­ ercise system developed in for­ ests near Zurich, Switzerland in 1968, which carry a "parcours" (French for track or course) label, the jogging-exercise trail idea was sitting idly on the PLU draw­ ing boards at the time of Len's death. Financing the Joggerunden was made possible through memorial gifts provided by many people who loved Len. Newton Betts, Jr., Len's father, spearheaded the procurement of supplies and re­ ceived help from several regional forest product corporations. The ASPLU student government was a a ., major contributor. "Regular use of the Joggerun­ den may expect to yield physical fitness benefits including car­ diovascular, muscular, and flexi­ bility gains," stated Dr. David Olson, Director of the School of Physical Education. " I t is a s e l f- p a c i n g, non­ competitive program suitable for people of all ages, men and women, and equally appropriate for the champion performer and the beginner. This program is intended to make exercise enjoyable and profitable for the par- a ., ticipant." Attractive directional signs guide participants along the trail, which has loops at both the east and west ends. Many walk or run from station to station, following exercise routines illustrated on signs, which are color-coded to match individual interest and ability. The "purist" jogger may by-pass the stations. The fitness stations, which blend unobtrusively into natural surroundings, include the tree push, log run and balance, pushup, step-up, vaulting, log j ump, sit-up, arm walk, and chin-up. A medically recognized activi­ ty which promotes a sense of well-being, decreases the feeling of fatigue, reduces appetite and assists in weight co ntrol, i n ­ creases work capacity, and i s associated with longer life expec­ tancy, it is easy to see why the PLU community is treading heav­ ily on the Joggerunden trail.


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One of nine exerci se stations along the mile-long Joggerunden trail.


Loverin Named To Succeed Chase As Lute S wim Mentor Gary Chase, who directed PLU swimmers to seven Northwest Conference championships in as many years, has turned over his stopwatch and coaching clipboard to Bob Loverin, first-year wo­ men's coach and one of 36 All­ Am ericans to perform under Chase. Chase, 37, who has produced five national swimming cham­ pions at PLU and directed activity at six NAIA meets, initiated the move which will turn the PLU swimming program into a coedu­ cational operation. The former Washington State U n ive rsity Pac-8 backstroke champion, who will continue as PL U aquatics direct or, has notched a third place national finish, two fifths, a pair of sixths, and a tenth place windup in NAIA national meets. In 1973 Chase was named NAIA Coach of the Year. Chase, an industrial physiolog­ ist before entering the coaching field, is expected to devote the bulk of his time to PLU's profes­ sional program in physical educa­ tion. Loverin, 24, has been seeing triple duty as pool manager, water polo coach, and women's swim coach (see related story). A pro­ duct of Lakes High School in Tacoma, Loverin is a 1975 PLU graduate. A three-time Lute All­ American, Loverin won six NWC blue ribbons in relays and sprints. He was team captain as a senior.

Paper Wins Give Cagers 1 5-12 season A paperwork snafu, which did not s urface until nearly a month after the basketball season ended, has given Pacific Lutheran a pair of additional hoop wins and a two position jump in the final North­ west Conference standings. Pacific University's belated discovery that one of its starters had been academically ineligible since January 1 reversed two scoreboard decisions the Boxers had earned over PLU. In adding the two default victories to the ledger, the Lutes moved from a fourth place tie to a share of second in · the NWC, finishing 15-12 overall. PLU, earning a NAIA District 1 playoff berth for the first time since 1971, slipped by the wayside in round one, falling to St. Mar­ tin's 60-53.

Lute Luminaries ..

PLU men's and women's swimming teams both earned national rankings this spring.

Lady Lute Swimmers 5th In Nation

Poolutes Take 6th In NAIA Tank Meet

Seven Pacific Lutheran women swimmers earned All-America recognition and sparked the Lady Lutes to a fifth place finish at the A s sociation of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women small col­ l e g e m e e t , wh ich concluded March 12 in Clarion, Penn. The PLU All-Americans are Mary Beck, Tami Bennett, Karen Beggs, Wendy Hunt, Jane Miller, Celia McCormack, and Barb Var­ seveld. All seven contributed to fifteen PLU school records plus new entries in two women's events introduced this year, the 800 free relay and 400 individual medley. Ms. Hunt, a freshman from Gig Harbor, was third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 50 freestyle. She anchored the four­ th-place 400 freestyle quartet, the fourth-place 200 free relay team, and the fifth-place 400 medley relay unit. Bennett, a Bellevue sophomore, had a third place in the 200 butterfly, fourth in the 100 fly. In addition, she led off on the 200 and 400 free relay units and swam the third leg in the 400 medley relay. Beggs authored four Lute stan­ dards, in the 500 freestyle, 50 back, 100 back, and 200 back.

Shattering six school records and tying a seventh, PLU men swimmers scrambled to a sixth­ place finish at the NAIA Swim­ ming and Diving Championships, staged March 3-5 in Marshall, Minn. Seven of the nine Lute entries placed in the top six of their respective events to earn All­ America honors. Sacramento sophomore Tom Hendricks set three records in individual events and grabbed a quarter-share in a relay standard. Hendricks placed second in the 200 freestyle, eighth in the 500 free, and ninth in the 100 free. Hendricks, Bruce Templin, Kyle Geiger, and Bill Parnell took near­ ly five seconds off the Lute record in the 800 free relay, placing fifth. Sophomore Bruce Wakefield was PLU's top individual placer, with a second-place effort in the 100 back and third-place ribbon in the 200 back. Another sophomore, Craig Sheffer, was fourth in the 100 breast. Junior Ron Barnard notched a third in the 100 back and a seventh in the 200 back. Templin, a sophomore, wa s twelfth in the 100 free while Geiger, a frosh, finished eleventh in the 1650.

PLU Offers Hoop Camp For Beginners

ducted for three hours each morn­ ing the week of July 1 1 -15. This camp is geared for boys and girls who want individual instruction with emphasis on fundamentals. July 18-22 are the dates for the day camp structured for boys in grades seven to nine. The July 24-29 session, an optional stay or day camp, is open to boys in grades ten to twelve. Camp brochures can be ob­ tained by writing the PLU Ath­ letic Dept., Tacoma 98447.

There i s an added new attrac­ tion to the series of basketball camps offered on the PLU campus this summer. A beginners camp will .be con-

Tennis - Jan Migaki, team captain and number one singles player at Purdue University in 1976, is directing net action for the women's tennis squad this spring. The Lady Lutes were 1-2 in the early going . . . Sophomore Dave Trageser, 28-5 in head-to­ head duals last year, is 7-1 in singles action for the Lute asphal­ ters, who were 6-4 following a California swing. Track & Field - Gordon Bow­ man, a senior who prepped at nearby Washington High School, has etched his name on three school distance record s this spring. Bowman carved chunks from the two-mile, 3000 meter steeplechase, and three-mile with 9: 10, 9:20.6, and 14: 13 clockings . . . . Sophomore Gary Andrew, a Washington State Uni versity transfer, blue-ribboned the triple jump in each of his first three outings . . . For the distaff set, Missoula, Montana senior Carol Holden continued her record as­ sault with a 3000 meter best of 10:37. Baseball - A six-game losing streak mired the Lute diamond nine at 3-13 at the midway junc­ ture . . . Bright notes include the slugging of shortstop Steve Irion, who has tagged three homeruns, and the two victories posted by sophomore righthander Doug Becker. Golf - Jeff Peck, Lute fresh­ man, is second in individual play, three strokes off the pace, after four rounds of the Small College Classic. In best-ball twosome, Peck and frosh teammate Tim Johnson trail by just one stroke. As a team the Lutes are second in scoring in all five brackets. Potpourri Lady Lute oarswo­ men had impressive showings in varsity eight races, winning at both the Elk Lake and Burnaby Lake regattas in Canada . . . Dave Peterson's lightweight men's four led the pack at the Victoria, B.C. season opener . . . Senior Rod Bragato, 158, placed second in his weight at the Northwest Confer­ ence wrestling meet, the Lutes finishing fourth as a team . -

Don 't miss Ihis one! an nual

PlU-U PS Gridiron fray scheduled for the

KI N G D O M E Seattle

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Sophomore Nurses' Capping, Trinity Luth. Church, 2 p.m. Concert, PLU Community Choir, Eastvold Aud., 7 p.m.

10- I I Art Guild Sale, Univ. Center, 9 a.m. 8 p.m. 15 - 23 wekell Gallery, Drawings and paintings by Barry Hoff 21 Senior Nurses' Pinning Ceremony, Trinity Luth. Church, 1 1 a.m. -

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Homecoming Concert, University Chorale, Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m.

President's Reception for graduates, parents and faculty, Univ. Center, 2:30 p.m. Commencement Concert, Olson Aud., 8:15 p.m.

Concert, Composer's Forum, Univ. Center, 8:15 p.m. University Theatre, "The Women," Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m. Opera

29-30 Workshop, CAVE, 8:15 p.m. Recital, Faculty Trio, University Center, 8:15 29



May Festival


Commencement Worship Service and Communion, Olson Aud., 9:30 a.m. Commencement Exercises, Olson Aud., 3 p.m.

23 - 26 ALC Pastor's Seminar

Norwegian Fair, Univ. Center, 12 noon-7 p.m. Humorist Stan Boreson, Univ. Center, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (complimentary) May Festival, Mayfest Dancers, Olson Aud., 8:15 p.m.


May 1-15 1-30 1 3 5 5-7 6


Wekell Gallery, Sculpture by Paul Nerge, paintings by Kathleen Sturgeon Mortvedt Gallery, African Art Exhibit May Festival, folksinger Birgitte Grimstad, Univ. Center, 3 p.m. Concert, University Singers and Choir, Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m. Concert , PLU

ymphony Orchestra, Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m.

Concert, PLU J zz Ensembl , Univ. Center, 8:15 p.m. U i ersity Theatre, " The W men," Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m. Q Club Banquet, Univ. Center, 6;30 p.m.

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Board of Re g ents


Mr. T.W. Anderson Mr Gene Grant Mrs. Ruth effries 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 himke Dr M. Roy Schwarz Rev. Dr. Clarence Solberg Rev. Warren Strain Dr. Christy U l leland Dr. George Wade

Western Washington

Rev. Charles Bomgrcn


Pacific Lutheran University Mall to: A Ju mni House Pacific Lutheran U. Tacoma, Wash. 98447

Alumni Associa tion


Washington State Community Education Association ALC Bible Scholarship and Contemporary Preaching ALC Early Childhood Education ALC Outreach for Alaskans

10- 12 ALc-LCA Joint District Conference 13- 15 Washington State Department of Game 16-19 Job's Daughters 20 First Summer Session begins 21 - 24 American Guild of English Hand bell Ringers 26- July 1 Institute of or hip an d Music

Mr. George Davis, vi ce-chairman Rev. David �old East ern Washi ngton Mr. La rence Hauge, secretary Mr. Roger Larson Dr. Ronald Lerch Miss Florence Orvik Dr. Jesse Pflueger Rev . Robert QuelJo Oregon Dr. Emery Hildebrandt M r. Galven Irby Mr. J rold Koester


Mr. Sterling Ryg g Idaho Mrs. Dorothy Schnaible California Mr. Theodore Calstrom Alaska Mr. Martin R. Pihl Minne ota M r. Robert HadJand

Advisory Rev. Walton Berton, ALC Dr. Philip Nordquist, Dr. Erving Severton, and Dr. David Olson, faculty Dr. Ronald Matthias, ALC Mr. P rry Hend ricks, Jr., treasurer Three ASPLU students Rev. L ano Thelin, LCA Dr. Richard Solberg, LCA

Editorial Board Dr. William O. Rieke . . . . . . . . President Lucille Giroux . . . . Asst. Pres Univ. Rei. Ronald Colt om . . . DiT. Alumni Relations Editor James L. P terson . . . . . . James Kittilsby . . . . . . . . . . Sports Editor Kenneth Dunmire . . . Staff Photographer

OK. Devin, Inc., Paul Porter . . . . . . . . . . . Gr phics Design

Pacific Luth ran University Bulletin Second Class Postage Paid at Tacoma, Washington

Volume LVn No. 3 Bulletin of Pacific Luthel'llD University/Alumni Association June 1977

Louise "Malia" Dabl


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of so itu e · ' The solitude of the library can that is yet to be, a society

By Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan (Delivered at Pacific Lutheran University April 19, 1977, during a program observing the 10th anniversary of Robert A.L. Mort­ vedt Library).


When the critics of today's cam­ pus scene want to characterize and to disparage the changes that have come about in American academic life during the past ten years, their favorite symbol is the sharp increase in the use of col-' lege and university libraries. Pro­ test has given way to passivity, they charge, and students have moved from the barricades to the library stacks. The result of this new preoccupation with study and with solitude is said to be a docile acceptance of the system as it exists and a withdrawal from the quest for a society with liberty and justice for all. Even some of the leaders of "the movement" have been corrupted, so that the new battle cry is not "Burn, baby, burn ! " but "Learn, baby, learn ! " This description of how the social activists of a decade ago view the present mood of college and university students, a de­ scription that is necessarily also a caricature, bears a poignant re­ semblance to the interpretations of "the movement" in the 1 960's that came from a previous gener­ ation of alumni. Each generation, . apparently, is doomed to be alien­ ated by the very processes of change that bad, at another stage of history, brought it into being. Yet we are not the slaves or the playthings of historical forces beyond human control. We are responsible participants in a his­ torical process, as were those who

preceded us - and, lest we forget, as those who are to follow us will be even when they change what they have received from u s . James Rowland Angell, a great president of Yale, identified as "one of the most engaging and exaspera t i n g t r a i t s o f t h e graduate" of his or any other university "that typical attitude

'The new ba ttle cry is not 'Burn, baby, burn ! ' b u t 'Lea rn, baby, learn ! ' ' of Critical resentment of all change." You will forgive an academic conservative for ob­ serving that such resentment manifests a special poignancy and a special irony when it comes from those who had made change, and sometimes change for its own . sake, the motto of their move­ ment. Nevertheless, the substance of . the change to which these critics are objecting is accurate: there has been a remarkable rise in the n u m b e r of consumers being drawn by the libraries of our educational institutions. That con­ clusion may be substantiated im­ pressionistically by any library user, as the number of empty seats in reading rooms and refer­ ence rooms has shrunk during our own recent memory. "It is also borne out by the data. To cite the university library system I know best, not only as a user but as chairman of the university's com- . mittee on library policy, the total circulation of all Yale libraries during the academic year 1965/66 was 862,310 volumes; during the

academic year 1 975/76 it had risen to 1,01 7,426 volumes; a net in­ crease of 1 8 per cent. Those of us who teach undergraduates and, since becoming Dean of the Graduate School at Yale, that is the only teaching I do - can provide data from our own classes about the attraction of the library to our students. In the sophomore Class I teach as part of Yale's program of "History. the Arts, and Letters," admittedly an un­ usual group in an unusual cur­ riculum, I have to be careful not to mention too many books, lest the students rush out and try to read, in whatever language, all the titles on the list. Thus no one can deny that the library has become a �

'Cha nge is mindless unless it is informed by a sys tema tic under­ standing .of the old order as well as a de­ termined commitment to replace it with a new order' mecca for students in the latter half of the 1 970's. What I would deny, and that most emphatically, is that this is an escape from social concern or social responsibility. In her series of novels about alliterative antith­ eses such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen did not write a bpok with

the title, Solitude and Society. That was just as well, for, proper­ ly understood, these two aspects of human existence, while certainly alliterative, do not repre- ali sent an antithesis. They can be- .. come an antithesis, to be sure, and did so, for example, in the thought of Thoreau. You will recall that an entire chapter of Walden bears the title "Solitude," in which Thoreau sets forth what can only be termed his metaphysics of solitude. He did prefer solitude to society, not sometimes but always, and he found the company of the woods and the stars more supportive than association with his fellowman. Nor was he the first to have such preferences. � The history of Christian asceti- .... cism is replete with cases of solitary monks who withdrew from the world, from the church, and from other monks, serving God all alone in their vocation as hermits. Their great model was. John the Baptist in the deserts of Judea. Yet John, you will recall, did not remain alone in the desert, for "all Judea" went out to see and hear him. The solitude of the library is a similar preparation and a simi­ lar resource for our communica­ tion with others. Thus there are "social uses of solitude," and as . my contribution to National Lib-


rary Week I should like to identify three of these usest by which the reading and study done in solitude can have far-reaching social con­ sequences that would be impossi­ ble, or at least highly improbable, without it.

I The solitude of the libra ry can become the seedb� of revolutio­ nary change in society. Perhaps the most telling evidence for that thesis is the career of the most successful revolutionary of mod­ ern times, pr,obably of all. tinlE�s. Karl Marx. HIS overpowerrng V lS ­ ion of a new world order has become the dominant ideology for hundreds of millions of people, whether they like it or not, spread-

thought as has the reorganization of Eastern Europe and of large parts of Asia during less than two-thirds of a century. The Marxist vision, howe er, was developed by a scholar and researcher, a PH. D. no less, who toiled in the library. Marx pored over documents and s tu d i e d so urces , as a German Herr Dok­ tor was expected to do, and he formulated his radical views on that basis . The solitude of the library became for Karl Marx a seedbed of revol ution because it provided him with a diagnosis of society and its ills . Such a diag­ nosi.<; is the indispensable presup­ position for any program of social change, including, may I add, the change that takes place from time to time in the totalitarian regimes

standing of the old order as well as by a determined commitment to replace it with a new order. Such an understanding is, in the first instance, a product of careful observation and of critical reflec­ tion, for which the solitude of study is essential. What Marx discovered, or thought he had d i s c o v er e d , i n t h e B r i t i s h Museum taught him to recognize the underlying sources of capital­ ism and to identify its tragic flaws. To make history he first had to understand history, and the ideas that came from his histori­ cal research have turned the world upside down. Now no one expects a Ilew Karl Marx to be working in the stacks of your library or of ours. But we should expect that those who are

become the crucible of a society of liberty and j ustice for all' ing more aggressively than any comparable movement in history, with the possible exception of Islam. One may find its basic philosophy wrong-headed and its tyranny loathe some, and I do, but one cannot dispute the power of Marxism to change history and transform society. Even the de­ cline and fall of the Roman Em­ pire did not bring about so funda­ mental a revision of the ways in which people lived, worked, and

of Marxist states . The social changes that lie ahead for us may well be gestating right now in various libraries here or there, as future leaders of action reflect on the world and its history. To be sure, not all the change will be revolutionary, nor, thank God, will all revolutionary change rest on an all-encompassing world view as Marxism d oe s . B u t ' change i s mindless unless it is informed by a systematic under-

now at work in our college and university libraries will be faced with many proposals for social change in the coming decades, and we may hope that they will be ready to weigh these proposals on their merits. For this assignment tomorrow the solitude of the lib­ rary today is a better preparation than the cultivation of the habit of m a k i n g ethical or political choices on the basis of what other people may think. Change there

will certainly be in our society and in every other so<;iety before this century ends, but which prog­ rams for change will be accepted and which will be rejected will be significantly affected by the intel­ lectual and p h i l o s o p h i c a l

'The social changes that lie ahead for us may well be gestating right now in various libraries as future leaders reflect on the world and its history ' homework now being done by students at their books. I do not mean just any books, of course, for some books are more impor­ tant than others; but I cannot find it within me to settle on a fixed canon either. Nor am I, as a historian, arguing pro domo that the study of history is an infallible reference point for constructive social change. After all, it was to the study of history that Marx gave credit for his theories ! Far more than has been the case through most of the development of education in the Western world, the present college curriculum has many avenues to understand­ ing and therefore many inspira­ tions for social change. Unless we design education to make this inspiration possible, we may deny ourselves and our posterity the insight necessary for change to be constructive even when it be­ comes revolutionary. Part of any such educati nal design must be the opportunity and the facilities, the time and the space, for crea­ tive solitude.




It is a lesson of the history of revolution that social change will be constructive only if it does not ignore the need for historical continuity, and in our civilization at any rate historical continuity is in considerable measure a pro­ duct of solitude. Our society is obsessed with innovation and de­ dicated to the obliteration of heritage. The price of becoming American for successive waves of immigrants has been the sacrifice of their distinctive traditions, for America has often resembled a shredder more than a melting pot. Only the refusal of certain groups to accept as similation as the price, especially in the recent past, has provoked the children and grandchildren of earlier im(Continued on Page 4)

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migrants t o begin probing for continuity. Every American does have two heritages, as the airline advertis ment so eloquently re­ minds us, and the efficiency of modern transportation and com­ munication is making it possible to recover some of the lost tradi- . tion that was left behind at Ellis Island. The current turmoils of our good neighbor to the North should be a cautionary tale to teach us, however, that a recovery of the distinctive tradition of a particular group or region can be dangerous and divisive. It can also be a highly irresponsible form of romanticism if it stirs up irrational loyalties to "blood and soil," so reminiscent of a recent and demonic past, and if it makes these loyalties the central content of historical continuity. To avoid the ethnic chauvinism that lurks in certain forms of the quest for historical continuity, we must learn to cast our net far more widely. My historical con­ tinuity is not only with the poets, m u s icians, and thinkers o f C ze c h os l ova k i a , w i t h D vo rak and Smetana, Hol ly, and Hus; nor even only with those of other Slavic lands, such as Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and Chopin ; but with all the forces of mind and spirit to which I am heir. "I am a human being, and I regard no-

'The means of making a ' legacy your own is to culti vate the acquain­ tance of the fathers through their books. Getting acquain ted with the fathers will in turn be modified by one 's social a ttitudes ' thing human as alien to me," not even the writings of the Roman dramatist who said that. We are in grave danger, in this age of cen­ trifugal ethnicity, of permitting the accidents of genetics to define the nature of historical continui­ ty. The spectacular response to Roots as a book and as a television eries demonstrates the impor­ tance of genetic heritage for the process by which a person or a group achieves identity . Alex Haley strove to do for himself what we who are more privileged have always been able to do by

simply consulting the family B ib l e . A n d so I w o u l d n o t minimize the need to find one's genealogical roots, standing as I do in a line that we trace back through many generations. But Vergil has been a more importa nt poet in my heritage than the great Slovak poets, Jan Kollar an d S vetozar Hurban Vajansk y, who happen to have been my kinsmen, a n d G oe the ha s col ored my thought and sensibility even more than Vergil has. Historical continuity defined that way is dependent on study and reading. Even in as verbal and literary a household as the one in which I had the privilege of grow· ing uP. family tradition and folk­ lore cannot be a substitute for reading a book for yourself - and by yourself. As I have often said before, the leitmotif of my per­ sonal and professional life is ex­ p re s s e d in the a xiom from Goethe's Faust: What you have received as a legacy from your fathers You mu t work for to make it your own. The means of making it your own is to cultivate the acquain tance of the fathers through their books. When I speak of "the fathers," I am referring not only to St. Au­ gustine and St. John Chrysostom, though that is not the worst place to begin, but to the cloud of witnesses who surround us and who have moulded us. Personal though such cultivation is, it quickly becomes a public force when historical continuity mod­ ifies one's social outlook, as is evident from contemporary rein­ terpretations of various classics. H istorical continuity, then, is dynamic as well as static in its effects, public as well private in its workings, social as well as solitary in its context.

III One of the chief gifts of histori­ cal continuity to the understand­ ing of social change is moral realism. When I referred earlier to "the movement" of the 1960's and to the rapidity with which it has vanished, I had in mind the lack of moral realism in so many of its leaders, who seemed to oscillate between moral cynicism and moral idealism without find­ ing the path of a realistic expecta­ tion about the possibilities and the limits of reform. Apocalyptic fer­ vor is undoubtedly a more heady wine, especially when it is com­ bined with self-righteous indigna­ tion over the injustices inherent in existing society. There may come a time, as a campus re­ volutionary once declared, when the only way to stop an inhuman machine i to throw one's own body into the gears and brin g the mechanism to a halt. "Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide," James Rus­ sell Lowell ' s Civil War hymn says - but not once every April. With-

out the sobriety that comes from a realis tic assessment of which things can be done out of all the t h i n g s that m i g h t be d one, crusades (and not only the origi­ nal crusades) must end in disillu­ sionment. On the other hand, real­ ism can easily become a cloak for reactionary privilege and a smug resistance to any meaningful change at all. That IS why r speak of moral realism, which would be an apt label for the outlook articulated in such American state papers as

'The (movemen t ' of the 60's vanished rapidly because it lacked moral realism. It oscil­ lated between moral cynicism and moral

idealis m '. The Federaljst or the speeches and letters of Abraham Lincoln. Twentieth-cent ury Americans, black or white, are sometimes puzzled or even dismayed when they read Lincoln's statements about slavery and about th Union. What seems now to have been a clear and simple moral choice was apparently not clear and certainly not simple to him. Astute politician that he was, he recognized how much could be said and how much could only be implied, and he trimmed his sails to suit the wind. But in so doing he did not lose sight of his compass. He was more aware than most men of the ambiguity of moral choice and of what Reinhold Niebuhr used to call "the irony of American history." Like many thoughtful and sensitive men, he was aided in his capacity to bear the ambiguity and to face the irony by a sense of humor that was sometimes mordant, u,sually ear­ thy, and often profound. The sense of humor and the awareness of ambiguity belon ged to h i s moral realism, which h e applied to the affairs of the Republic and to his own responsibilities in the Republic. America was "the al­ most chosen people" because it had been charged with the respon­ sibility of setting forth a vision of life and society but had also repeatedly betrayed that vision. Before the outbreak of war, Lin­ coln's moral realism led him to seek compromise and to oppose fanaticism, in the hope - t� vain hope, as it proved to be - that the preservation of the Union would provide a setting for the sociaJ change that was needed. When war came, this same concern

motivated a strategy that sought - again vainly - a victory with malice toward none. Gregarious though he was as a person, Lincoln had hamm ered out this philosophy in his solitude. His contemporaries poke of him as a man who was often alone, as one whose reading, which was more intensive than extensive, put him into communion with the various sources upon which he drew for moral insight. We, too, must find in our solitude the moral insight and the moral real� ism without which our social agi­ tation will be a charade and a betrayal of the moral idealism that we claim as i ts inspiration. Again I am tempted to concen­ trate on the study of history as an antidote to bath fanaticism and cynicism, but the attitude I am calling moral realism can be nur­ tured in many different !>ections of the Library. The social sciences have been for many students their introduction to the possibilities and to the limitations of change, while the study of other cultures than one's own is often the best way to gain perspective. For the achievement of genuine and con­ structive c hange that endures , I will take my chances with those who have begun to acquire wis­ dom and not only zeal, with those who will not stand in the way of progress by insisting blind l y on "all or nothing at alL" The beginning of this wisdom is study and reflection. As the burn­ ers of books in every age have recognized, the library is poten­ tially the most dangerous of all buildings, even when parental guidance is suggested. And there­ fore the solitude of the library can become the crucible of a society that is yet to be, a society of liberty and justice for all.

Dr. J a r o s l a v Pelikan is dean of tbe Yale Uni� v e r s i t y G r a d u a t e School and T itus Street P r o f e s s or of Eccle s i a s t i c a l lfistory a t Vale. A re n o w n e d theologian and author, he was a l s o t h e fea­ tured speaker at library dedi­ cat i o n c e r e ­ monies at PLU in 1967.

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Today ' s Degree Nurses Are Dr. Doris Stucke

By Jim Peterson The School of Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University has a reputa­ tion for having one of the most demanding programs on campus. Yet it enrollment has tripled in the past 10 years and today it is only able to accept one-third of its applicants. "Nursing has a glamorous repu­ tation with all of the 'nurses' on televi sion ," Dr. Doris Stucke School of Nursing director, ad� mits. "But it's more than that. The majority of our students come into nursing because of a desire to help others. "And they have to be pretty strongly committed," she added. "The glamour wears off quickly and they find it's very hard work." Today there are a vast number of career options in nursing. "The rapid growth in health care is in the area of preventio n," Dr. Stucke explained, "and that is where nurses are needed - in immunization, nutrition, sanita­ tion , environment, geriatrics, well-child care, counseling, edu­ cation, practicioner and clinician roles and many other specialties, as well as the more traditional hospital functions ." The public ima�e of nursing has not kept pace wlth the develop­ ment of the profession, in part

Highly Trained Profe s sionals because there have been drastic changes in the profession itself. Fifty years ago all a nurse needed was "a strong body, a weak mind, and willingness to follow a physi­ cian's instructions ." Even in re­ cent years, in many areas, one needed only to do for the patients at the physician's direction. "Today, the emphasis is on doing with patients and helping them do for themselves," Dr. Stucke continued. "More and more, physicians are relying upon the nurse to assess the patient's condition and intervene approp­ riately even before the physician is notified." As an occupation nursing is a very broad field, which also con­ t ributes to public confusion. There are nurses' aides (on-the­ j ob training), practical nurses (one year vocational training), and three levels of registered nurses from community colleges, three-year diploma (hospital) school s , and four-year b a c ­ calaureate program s at colleges and universities. Skills range from making a bed or bathing a patient to complex problem solving and the decision­ ma king le a d e r s h i p re s p o n ­ sibilities of a professional nurse. There is also opportunity for RN's to secure further prepara­ tion through advanced degree or special certification programs. Not all aspiring nursing stu­ dents are cut out for the profes­ sion, according to Dr. Stucke. "Some see how hard it can be and don't want to give that much of themselves," she said. "Some are overwhelmed by the re spon­ sibilities they see they will have to assume. Irregular hours and emo­ tional strain are also a part of nursing." Dr. Stucke continued, "Nurses aren't the imperturbable automa-

tons some see them to be. They have feelings. It is often hard not to become more involved than is good for one's own health." While a patient or the family may have the singular or occasional trauma, a nurse faces trauma every day and must be able to care, and at the same time stay far enough away to be objective, she indi­ cated. These potential concerns have not substantially affected reten­ tion in the PLU program due, at least in part, to the careful student selection process . Last year's graduating class, the first under the new nursing curriculum (see related story), represented 83 per cent of the students who had started the program. The national retention average is about 65 per cent. The PLU School of Nursing has reached its optimum size for the foreseeable future aftp,r aperiodof rapid growth. Ten years ago there were 75 students in clinical c o u r s e s ( s o phomore through senior year). Last year there were 215. During the same period the number of faculty increased from 10 to 22. In 1967, the first year of Dr. Stucke's tenure, the school moved from the old Classroom Building to Ivy Hall on lower campus. In 197 1 it was moved to the remod­ eled former student union build­ ing, now Aida Ingram Hall. Five

offices were added there in 1975 but the school has still essentially outgrown the facilities. Further growth is also limited by the availability of health facilities in the community on which the school must rely for · valuable clinical experience for students. Realistically, too, there are limits in the number of employ­ ment opportunities, particularly in metropolitan areas where most graduates choose to apply. Since about half of the 90 or so PLU nursing graduates each year seek positions in Pierce County, sub­ stantial additional numbers of grads could reduce employment opportunities, Dr. Stucke ob­ served. Compared, however, with many other professions today, nursing is a field where the number of opportunities is continuing to grow for both men and women. Dr. Stucke emphasized, "There will always be a need for qual­ ified, committed nurses."




PLU School Of Nursing Adapts To Modern Health Care Needs By Jim Peterson

The mother of a child with cerebral palsy, a stro�e victim and a person suffermg from epilepsy are som� .of �he �uest "instructors" partIclpatmg m the new curriculum offered by the PLU School of ursing. They are epresentative of the numerous resource persons �ho meet regularly with PLU nursmg s tudents to discuss special prob­ lems as progress is made through the vari o u s p h a s e s o f t h e program. . The new nursmg currlcul� 1S exceedingly more personalized than was its predecessor, acc<?rd­ jng to Dorothy Cone, associate professor of nursin.g at PLU. Mrs. Cone served as director of the curriculu m 'tudy proje�t t�at began in 1969 and as first Im­ p e mented in 1973. n fact the term "instructo " may be archaic when applied to th new nursing curriculum. The emphasis is on independent study, seminars, discussions and a great deal of one-to-one work between profes sor and student. "The faculty uses class time for motivation and clarification a�d to provide information not readIly available elsewhere," Mrs. Cone explained. "We have far fewer lectures as such and students lead their own seminars. Faculty mem­ bers serve as resource people to make sure information is accu­ rate. " The approach may work better today than it might have five or 10 years ago. Many students cor:ne out of high school toda� With independent study expen ence, she observed. A personalized pro�ram is more difficult for the famIly, however. The demand for individualized counsel can be exhausting, she indicated. It is not unusual for instructors to be working directly with students for 10 hours a day. Because the structure is less formal and to some degree inte.

grated it is also necessary for faculty to be familiar with one another's specialties. "To relieve some of the burden we have workei:l out our o,?,n systems, combining some � utIes and using team approac.hes, Mrs. Cone added. "To make It work we have to work together and p�an together more closely, somethmg we hadn't done in the past. You can't be a prima donna here very long." . The new curriculum proJe�t began with one faculty membe� s proposal to integrate commu�lty health instruction. The nursmg


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faculty agreed but felt the con­ cept should be broadened. Even­ tually a Department of Health, Education and Welfare grant was obtained to subsidize the count­ less hours that would b� nece�­ sary to complete the proJe�t. 101tially, 40 per cent of the tIme of five faculty members was devoted to the effort. . Nursing faculty, nursmg alum­ ni and community director� .of nursing, head nurses, admmls­ trators and health agency . rep­ resentatives were exhaustIvely interviewed to identify the ".es­ sential components" of a nursmg education. . What resulted was a Six-level program. Briefly, the first level deals with geriatrics and students

each have one geriatric. clie�t. Level two involves expenence m geriatric clinics as well as ne�born nurseries and well chIld clinics. . Level three offers the first hospital experience with mothers and infants, children and adults. At l e v e l f o u r , s tu d e nts. g�t medical-surgical a�d p�ychlatrlc experience. Level five, I?c!ea�es community health partICipatIOn and advances the care of ch�ldren and adults to coronary and mten­ sive care. At this point a student is qual­ ified to work as a begi?�ing professional in any of the chn�cal areas. But in addition, ther:e ,�s a sixth level, a "preceptorshlp or internship, where a student w.orks intensively with one profeSSIOnal in the community for four days a week during an entire semester. Whether the area is community or hospital nursing is the choice of the student. "There are from 40 to SO 'pre­ ceptors' helping us at any one time " Mrs. Cone said. "They like it. They keep volunteering to do it again, and they o�ten become very good friends With the tudents and their families." The School of Nursing ries to thank and reward the volunteer instructors with continuing edu­ cation opportunities and profes­ sional credit. The new PLU cu rri ulum ap­ proach was uncommon across the country when it began, tho�gh s o m e s chools were maklDg studies a t about the same time. Today many other s� �ools are following along, but It s a long process and each .sc�ool. �ust gear its program to 1tS mdlvldual philosophy. "We're confident t h a t t h e program i s doing the job," Mrs. Cone asserted. " S tudents are learning more and they're . learn­ ing faster. We have eVidence because we test so closely." One of the features of the prog­ ram is the demand for 100 per cent mastery of each level instead of the traditional quizzing and grading on the curve. All of the evaluation is done on a one-to-one basis. Dr. Doris Stucke, director of the School of Nursing, comment�d, "We've had beautiful commumty participation. The program has been well received by hospi�als and agencies in the com�u01t¥ . W i t h o u t their cooperatIOn It wouldn't work." S he added, "The new cur­ riculum prepares students better for the future because it stresses independent learning which they will continue to use long after they have left PLU. With the knowledge explosion all of us must continue to learn or be left far behind."

Elderl y Offer _ TI· me To Add DI· mens 1· on To NUrSI· ng Study By Judy Davis


. The elderly m our society are not necessarily sick and infirmed with "one foot in the grave." This covert message is transmitted to student nurses during weekly visits they make to retired persons as part of the course, "Socialization to Nursing." "The weekly visits are one way we try to eradicate the, idea t�e elderly are sick - that s true m the case of only about five per cent of the retir d population," said Lenora Weirick, assistant professor of nursing who teaches the course. For the first two levels of the nursing curricul um, a student nurse maintains this one-to-one relationship with a retired person who has volunteered to be a part of the program. It is because the student nurse wi l l probably b dealing p�mariI ith retired pers ns dunng her nursing career that she gains early exposu e to the needs and characteri tics of the elderly person. Since the course emphasizes "wellness" of most of the elderly population, the retired vol unteers usually live in their own apart­ ments or homes. Most are widows or widowers. "In addition to assessing the 'wellness' of the retired client, the student nurse also becomes aware of their nutritional habits and any problem areas tha� �ay surfac.e," explained Ms. Wel�lck, a sp�clalist in medical-surgical nursmg. Most of the retired volunteers come through referrals of friends or acquaintances involved in the program. Ms. Weirick said forms explaining the program and ques­ tionnaires are left with apart­ ment-house managers in many instances. Each semester, Ms. Weirick is ( Continued on Page 7)



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responsible for matching some 15 to 20 nursing students and retired clients. Over the past three years, nearly 100 retired persons have taken part in the program. Ms. Weirick emphasized the program could not exist if the

Assessment Phase Builds Student Skills "Now I'm really beginning to fee l like a nurse. " Luella Hefty, assistant profes­ sor of nursing and a team leader for Level II in the School of Nursing, said this comment is typical of those made by nursing students enrolled in "Health As­ sessment." "During this course, nursing students gain their first clinical experience and begin to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom , " explained Mrs. Hefty. As part of the assessment pro­ cess, the student nurses learn how to examine clients using such tools as a stethoscope, blood pres­ sure cuff and audio-visual equip­ ment. "They also further develop in­ terviewing skills which were in­ troduced in Level I to evaluate the emotional and physical wellness of the client and understand the 'total' person," she explained. Assessment, she continued, is defined as "the continuous, sys­ tematic, critical, orderly and pre­ cise method of collecting, validat­ ing, analyzing and interpreting of information about the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient, the nature of his self­ care deficits, and other factors

retired persons were not willing to give their time. "It's only their generosity that makes the program successful," she stressed. Ms. Weirick said the program not only emphasizes the self­ sufficiency of the retired popula­ tion, but also helps student nurses influencing his condition and care." Through clinical experiences, nursing students gain an under­ standing of wellness at all age levels. " Understanding wellness is a major goal of the course, since it prepares the students to recog­ nize existing and potential health problems," Mrs . Hefty said. She added that students are especially happy with one of their first clinical experiences in which they examine a healthy, newborn baby in either Tacoma General Hospital or Madigan Army Medi­ cal Center. "During the newborn assess­ ment, they take vital signs such as heartbeat and respiration, test neurological reflexes, assess the mother-infant relationship and generally gain an understanding of the baby's total 'wellness '," she pointed out. Besides gaining practical ex­ pe ience in infant nurseries, they also spend time in well-child, adolescent and geriatric clinics and elementary schools. "Fre­ quently our students are called upon to help schools with immuni­ zation and health screening prog­ rams," Mrs. Hefty said. Students also continue visits with elderly individuals which began the previous semester. The visits give them experience in health assessment and skills in initiating, maintaining and ter­ minating relationships.

realize that youth is not the only worthy age level. "Many of the student nurses don't have grandparents so they have missed out on hea ring about life experiences of the elder gen­ e rat i o n , " c o m m e n t e d M s . Weirick. She said student nurses have indicated hearing about life "in the old days" as an interesting part of visits with their "surro­ gate" grandparents. While de­ veloping an un derstanding of lifestyles of another generation , the student nurses also develop skills in communication and inter­ personal relationships. "At first, some student nurses find it difficult to sit down and talk to someone who may be three times their age or more," exp­ lained Ms. Weirick. But, by the end of the program, most student nurses have learned to become relaxed and comfortable, and, in a sense have "blo ssomed" with their clients. "They begin to see how their needs compare and how mutual meeting of these needs has occur­ red," said Ms. Weirick. One of the most popular retired "clients" among student nurses is Anne Knudson who taught En­ glish at PLU for 25 years before . retiring in 1970. "Annie K" emphasized the ex­ perience with the student nurses

is a two-way street. She has learned, for instance, " greater respect for the ideas, opinions and abilities of nurs in g students today. "I've always known students are more mature than we give them credit for being, but I've found the four nursing students I've visited with to be an extreme­ ly interested, dedicated group of young people."

Some selected students, usually more mature i n d i v i d u a l s o r nurses completing degree prog­ rams, assist in the PLU Health Center. There they examine con-

senting fellow stude n t s w h o evaluate procedures used by the nursing students.

Her current "visitor," Candy Idso, 20, said she especially ap­ preciated being able to m eet with Annie K in a relaxed, informal setting, free from the stresses of the classroollL " I've found out one can really learn from an older person; I've also gained an understandin� of the joys and problems of retlre­ ment and how to look at the total person," said the junior from Puyallup. During the visits, Candy and Annie K "let it happen" and talk about anything from ancestry and home life to books and campus living styles. "As far as I'm concerned, it's great to be out with someone like Annie K," said Candy. She added, "The 'book' nurse is not enough - what a nurse really needs to know about is people."

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Denise Ladenburg assesses infant.

Fir t Day On Ward Causes Variety Of Emotion "That's good ! " Very simple words o f encour­ agement from the instructor are cherished




observed Clara Carper, instructor for this, the third phase of a nursing student's training. Steve Martin, a junior from Seattle, had previous hospital ex­ perience as an orderly but admit­ ted that he was apprehensive about acceptance of him in a traditionally female role. "There was anxiety, but also high expec­ tations," he said. Diane Viele of Federal Way said, "I'm nervous anyway. But I was so busy I didn't really have time to think about it."

their junior year.

Excitement and concern were the words Karen Overland used to describe her first ward e peri­ ence. Miss Overland is from Uni ­ versity Place near Tacoma.

"It can be a confusing, even frightening experience at first,"

Diane explained that she felt she had learned what is supposed

experiencing their first days on a hospital ward at the beginning of

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" The evaluation process by other members of the health team in the clinical setting and the PLU School of Nursing staff continues throughout the course," said Mrs. Hefty. One of the first evaluation pro­ cess experiences occurs in the laboratory where students de­ monstrate physical examination, in erviewing, infant care skills and injections. After practicing injections on oranges, students demonstrate skill mastery using each other as clients. When they are judged ready to give injections outside the clas­ sroom they begin giving immuni­ zations during their clinical ex­ perience s , according to Mrs. Hefty. The Health Assessment course, she stated, not only gives students techniques to use in assessing health needs of clients, but also helps them gain understanding of the role of the community health nurse and of the health care resources available to the public.

Diane Viele

Rapid Changes In Nursing Increase Need For Continuing Ed. Program By Judy Davis Continuing education is be­ coming "absolutely necessary" to the nursing community, stresses Carolyn Schultz, continuing edu­ cation coordinator for the PLU School of Nursing. Mrs. Schultz, who specializes in community health nursing, said the continuing education trend for nurses can be related to two words now common to the ver­ nacular of nearly every service­ oriented profession: "accounta­ bility" and "consumerism . "

t o b e done, but "doing ' t t o a n actual person" is something else again. At Puget Sound Hospital she was assigned to a man in traction for back problems. At Mary Bridge Children's Hos­ pital Karen was assigned to a one-year-old child with respirat­ ory problems. "It was a learning experience just to take care of a child that age;" she recalled. Her primary concern was to get the medications accurate. "It is touchy because they are g ' ven such small doses," she explained. Steve also cared for a child at Children' s. "We had to remember with young children not to rush things, to help them deal with anxiety, to gain their trust and acceptance," he said. "A hospital can be very frightening to a young child . "

Steve Martin

"In the past seven years, the public has begun to hold the nursing profession . accountable for the quality of care they re­ ceive; more and more, consumers are being urged to take responsi­ bility for their health-care needs," she continued. At PLU, the continuing educa­ tion program seeks ways to help nurses improve their professional skills and keep abreast of tech­ nological changes so they can be better prepared on the job. Mrs. Schultz suggested that continuing education will soon become more than a "trend" with­ in the profession. She predicts the state legislature will soon pass legislation making continuing education a requirement for re­ licensing of practicing nurses. Already, the PLU School of Nursing is gearing up its continu­ ing education program so it can be better able to respond to the needs of the nursing community when this occurs. Last fall, for instance, PLU began to assess the continuing education needs of the nursing community. Mrs. Schultz personally talked to in-service coordinators in hos­ pitals in the Puget Sound area and S outhwest Washington to see

With almost each passing hour the students gain in confidence. The instructors are always available for advice and support. "They calmly guided us through it," Karen noted.

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Throughout this phase there are also frequent sessions with in­ structors when students discuss and evalu te what they have been doing. Precise care plans are also a valuable learning tool. "This is a phase wher the s tudents ha e to put into practice much that they have learned pre­ viously," Mrs. Carper obser ed. It doesn't happen overnight. But as Diane remembered realizing at one point, "Yes l That's what I was reading about! It all comes' together and it's a good feelin g. "

Karen Overland

what types of continuing educa­ tion programs are needed within the nursing profession. She emphasized that the PLU program is not designed to lead to advanced degrees but to provide nurses with opportunities for "continuing their education" as they carry o u t p r o f e s s i o n a l duties. "We've found the continuing education formats most suitable for nurses are workshops, semi­ nars and short courses," Mrs. Schultz explained. In some cases, the continuing education pro­ gram allows for independent study, with PLU staff members serving as resource persons. In the past year, subjects co­ vered in the continuing education program included "Stress Man­ agement" (designed for the nurs­ ing s chool faculty ) , "Adoles­ cence: Growing Up the Hard Way" and "Management Tools for Health-Care Professionals." I n response to a need surfacing in Grays Harbor, the PLU School of Nursing offered a one-day ( Continued on Page 9)

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seminar i n the spring for practic­ ing community health nurses in. that city. "Most of the seminars are open not only to nurses, but to anyone interested in the subject for disussion," said Mrs. Schultz who bas also been a team leader for level six of the nursing cur­ riculum. Sbe pointed out lQcal persons in bealth-care and related fields as well as representatives of the PLU Nursing School staff and onduct con­ gene ral facu lty tinuing education programs. "We feel, in a sense, a continu­ ing education can be the tool for getting together those involved in providing direct care and those

Carolyn Schultz involved in nursing education," Mrs. Schultz added. In her opinion, by facilitating communication among those indi­ viduals th e profession, as a whole, is improved. "The end result," she said, "is better quality health care for the entire com· munity. "

Realism Vital In Care Of Incurably III Editor's note: One of the strengths of a baccalaureate nursing program is the em­ phasis on patient's psychological, as well as physical need . Alice Olson '75 works in medical oncology at University Hospitals in Minneapolis, Mlon. She relates how she deals with death as a daily companion and how her education prepared her for the experience.

By Alice Olson In recent years much attention has been drawn to the care and

Alice Olson

needs of dying patients. Working directly w ith cancer patients many who have since died or fac� a severely shortened life expecta­ tion has given me the opportunity to share the small victories and the deep hurts with a special group of people. What is essential to preparing nursing students to care for ter· minal patients? How do we in­ clude nursing as a positive sup­ port system in mobilizing a pa­ tient and his family to cope with a serious , chronic desease? Perhaps one of my greatest fears for my patients is that they are left to face their disease and dying alone. Nursing education emphasizes close communication with the patient and his family. I have pow learned that those chan­ nels may exist between the pa­ tient and only a few, or even one of

the staff members. That involve­ ment on a small scale seems important to minimize the frust­ rations and concerns present . Other health professionals - so­ cial workers, chaplains, dieti­ tians, occupational and physical therapists - should be available when indicated. Some families desire the support of many people while others prefer to function more privately - something w hich needs to be assessed and respected. Others gain support from sharing experiences with other patients. Ano her aspect of my field I have valued is the chance to be relatively unconventional. We are taught to be creati e and develop programs to fit each individual. A person who has to face long hos­ pitalizations and a deteriorating physical status need to lead his life as he desires - not per hospit 1 protocol. That may mean interrupting treatment at the bos­ pital so a patient can go home for a weekend or even a few hours, allowing the family to come and go at whatever hours they wish and encouraging any hing which makes the hospital more tolera­ ble. It also means respecting the teaching and support the family needs to make that possible. The question I am mos fre­ quently asked is, " Isn't it depres­ sing working on a cancer ward ? " No, it is not. If I set as my goal that I will see the majority of my patients cured of their disease, it might be more depressin g and s em futile. By accepting hat I cannot erase the fact that they have an advanced type of cancer, I am able to . set more realistic goals and help them make the most of each day. This type of nursing re quire s s haring the triumphs and frustrations o f meeting cancer head-on and I am deeply touched by those people who have demonstrated that each day of our lives is precious.

Nursing In 'The Good Old Days' While nursing is still a difficult, demanding profession, it is not as difficult as it was 90 years ago. The following excerpts are from a job description of a bedside nurse in an American hospital in 1887: In addit'on to caring for 50 patients, each beside nurse will follow these regulations l . Daily sweep, and mop the floors of your ward, dust the patient's furniture and window sills . 2. Maintain an even tempera­ ture in your ward by bringing in a scuttle of coal for the day's busi­ ness. 3 . Light is important to observe the patient's condition. There­ fore, each day fill th ke osene lamps, clean the chimneys and trim the wicks. Wash the windows once a w ek. 4. The nurse' s notes are impor­ tant ID aIding the physician 's work. Make your pens carefullv. You may whittle the nibs to your individual taste. S Each Nurse on d y duty will report each day at 7:00 A.M. and leave at 8'00 P.M . except on the Sabbath on which day you will be off from 12.00 noon to 2 :00 P.M. 6. G raduate nurses in good s tanding with the director of nurses will be given an evening off each week for courting pur­ poses, or two evenings a week if you go to church regularly. 7. Each nurse should lay aside from each payday a goodly sum of her earnings for her benefits during her declining years, so that she will not become a burden. For example, if you earn $30 a month you should set a side $ 15. 8. Any nurse who smokes, uses liquor in any form, gets her hair done at a beauty shop or frequents dance halls will give the director of nurses good reason to suspect her worth, intentions, and integ­ rity. 9. The nurse who performs her labors, serve ber patients and doctors faithfully and without fault for a period of five years will be given an increase by the hos­ pital administrator of five cents a day providing there are no hospi­ tal debt. that are outstandin g .

commencement 19 PLU egency Professorship Aw arded To Dr. Reigstad "Mr. Shakespeare" is the re­ spectful title often used in refer­ ence to Dr. Paul Riegstad, PLU Regency Professor for 1977. Dr. Riegstad, professor of En­ glish, was honored during Com­ mencement exercises May 22. The R e gency Pro fessorship, PLU's highest faculty honor, has been bestowed annually by the PLU Board of Regents since 197 1 . I t i s intended to recognize "de­ monstrated excellence and con­ tributions to a field of learning or public affairs." The award carries with it a stipend funded by the Regents, time to allow the and leave recipient to pursue study on pro­ jects of his own choosing. Now in his 30th year of teaching at PLU, Dr. Reigstad has long been recognized by both studen ts

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and colleagues for his scholarship in both English literature and his studies of the turn-of-the-century Norwegian-American novelist, O.E. Rolvaag. A lifetime of interest in the late St. Ola f College professor by Reigstad resulted in 1972 in his authorship of a book, "Rolvaag, His Life and Art," published by the University of N braska Press. Just this past pring he has had two articles on Rolvaag published in professional anthologies. Reigstad's most recent faculty leadership activities on campus have included chairmanship of the Division of Humanities and the Commission on Academic Ex­ cellence. A graduate of St. Olaf, he earned his master's and doctor's degrees at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. During the awards ceremony Reigstad was cited by PLU Presi­ dent Dr. William Rieke, not only for his professional accomplish­ ments, but for his "goodness of spirit, humaneness of conduct, and care for heart along with min d. "You are a sample of the goods we cherish and hope to pass on to others," Dr. Rieke said. Dur in g his Rege ncy leave , ceive lots on which to build their homes. "He was a very determin d man," Mrs. Dahl said of Harstad, whose children were among her closest childhood friends. "When

Years Late If there is one living person r esp ons ib le for the fact tha niversity ex­ Pacific Lutheran ists today, it could be Louise "MaUa" Dahl. In addition, she is the only living person to anyone's knowledge who was among PLU's first stu­ dents when the school opened its doors in the fall of 1894. She attended PLU for the next 14 years. But having completed her st udies during the winter of 1908, she wasn't around when d "plomas were presented in the spring. On Sunday, May 22 of this year, however, she finally received her Pacific Lutheran Academy diplo­ ma, 69 years late. It was presented by Dr. William Rieke, PLU presi­ dent, during PLU Commencement exercises. Tiny, tow-headed Louise Sin­ land, the daughter of Samuel Sin­ land, began school at PLU at the age of six. Her father was among the men who PLU founder Bjug Harstad had coaxed to come to Parkland to work on the construc­ tion of Old Main (now Harstad Hall). In addition to a nominal salary the workers were to re-

Louise "MalIa" Dahl he thought he was right, he would fight for it." It was some 40 years later, as proprietor of Dahl's Grocery in Parkland, that Mrs. Dahl ex­ tended credit to Pacific Lutheran faculty and employees. Her pati­ ence and understanding in great measure made it possible for the teachers to stay through the De ­ pression and for the doors of the school to remain open. But today, the cbarming, al ert K9-year-old widow is very reticent to take m uch credit for her part in the PLU story. 'They were hard times for everyone," she recall s . " I could extend credit as long as the wholesalers could extend cre­ dit to me. And they were very understanding, all througb those years." It was toward the end of World

Dr. Paul Reigstad, professor of English, receives the PLU Regency Professorship medallion from Board of Regents chairman Melvin. Knudson. Dr. WUliam O. Rieke, PLU president, right, read the Regency citation. R i egstad hopes to pursue his Shakespearean research in Eng� land and at the prestigious Hun­ . tingdon Library in Los Angeles. War II, when PLU was growing rapidl y with returning GI stu­ dents, that both Pacific Lutheran and the Dahl enterpris e were able to balance the ledgers. A short time thereafter the Dahls sol the store and bought a small farm. It was during her senior year at Pacific Lutheran, the year she was captain of the women's bas­ ketball team, that she met her future husband, Hans. "He was a handsome young Midwesterner who bad come to Seattle to work but found that he could live and a t t e n d s c h o ol at PLU more economically than he could live in Seattle," she explained. After they were married they lived in the midwest for several years but returned to Parkland permanently in 1922. During the years of Dahl's Grocery, begin­ ning in 1926, Mr. Dahl was ill, but later he was able to work first at the Tacoma shipyards and then the county auditor's office, where he stayed until his retirement. All four Dahl children and three g r a n d children have attended PLU. The eldest daughter, I rene, now deceased, was one of the most prominent students. Active in many areas, Irene later served as Alumni Association president and married Olai Hageness, a former PLU student bod y president, in 1937. Hageness recently retired as superintendent of Clover Park School District in Tacoma. Unassuming and a bit overcome when asked about her reaction to. the recent recognition, Mrs. Dahl replied, "I don't know if it's really necessary. But PLU people have always treated me like royalty."

180 Seniors Graduate With Honors Le e W. Tempel of Colfax, Wash., a bachelor of science d e g r e e i n c h e m i st r y a n d a bachelor of arts degree in GeT­ man this spring but still managed to become one of 10 PLU seniors to earn higbest academic bonors, summa cum laude. Also maintaining 3.9 or better grade point averages were Cindy Brennan, English ; Julie Carlson, English a nd German; Rona l d Coen, political science and sociol­ ogy; William Jungku ntz, music; Ed ith Landau, classics; Jerald Leverson, economics ; D a n i e l Thomason Jr., psychology; Debra Chr' stianson, music; and Karen Ettlin, nursing. An add itional 56 g rad uate s rated magna cum laude honors and 1 1 4 seniors graduated cum l aude . . earn ed both

Six McNeil Island Inmates Earn Degrees Ahssem (Sam ) Rifai, 36, donned cap and gown for th second year in a row to receive a master's degree in sociology from PLU at McNeil Island Federal Peniten­ tiary Commencement exercises May 19. Rirai, a Syrian serving time for s m u g g l i n g , received his bachelor'S degree from PLU last year. Five other McNeil inmates re­ ceived PLU bachelor's degrees.

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695 Degree S Presented At Commencement Nearly 700 degree candidates took the traditional walk across the Olson Auditorium stage dur­ ing Commencement exercises at Pacific Lutheran University Sun­ day, May 22. A mo n g t h e m w ere 544 bachelor's degree candidates and lSI master's degree candidates. This year's class included 199 bachelor of arts candidates, 133 candidates for bacbelor of arts in ed ucation, 97 in business ad­ ministration, 38 in nursing, 36 bachelor of science, 24 in fine arts and 17 in music. E i gh t y - f i v e c a n d i d ates re­ ceived master's degrees in social sciences, 34 master of arts in education, 24 master of business a d m i n i stration, three in humanities, two in public ad­ ministration and music, and one in natural sciences. Dr. William E. Lesher, presi­ dent of Pacific Lutheran Theolog­ ical Seminary, was presented an honorary PLU Doctor of Divinity degree at Commencement. A PLU Distinguished Service A ward was given to Norman M. Lorentzsen, president of Burlington Northern, Inc., headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. Dr. Paul Riegstad, professor of English, was named PLU Regency P r o f e s sor for 1 9 7 7 . Lou i s e "Malia" Dahl, 89, was presented the 1 90 8 P a c i f i c Lutheran Academy diploma she had earned but never received. Dr. Lesher became seminary president in 1973 following three years as a parish renewal profes­ 'sor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Ill. He has also served parishes in Chicago and St. Louis, Mo. At PLTS Dr. Lesher has worked to redefine the seminary as a theological center for the Luthe­ ran churches of the west. He has also established a continuing edu­ cation program that includes a relationship with the Lutheran Institute of Theological Educa­ tion (LITE) at PLU. Lorentzsen, one of the' nation's prominent Lutheran laymen, is a former member of the PLU Board of Regents and presently serves on the university's Collegium, a campus professional advisory or­ ganization. He is also a member of the Board of Regents of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., and the boards of Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company and the Saint Paul Foundation Inc. D u ring his Commencement Weekend visit to PLU he pre­ sented a deed for 7.57 acres of

Burlington Northern land near Port Orchard, Wash. to the university. The site, purchased by PLU for a fraction of its worth, in­ eludes a communications tower vital to plans for expanded KPLUFM broadcast capabilities.

Grad Earns U. of hicago ,Scholarship Daniel Thomason, a Pacific Luthe r a n U n i v e r s ity honors graduate, has accepted a $4,000 graduate scholarship to study bio­ psychology at the University of Chicago. Thomason, the son of Mr. and D. � . �ho �ason of Puyallup, wlll speclahze 10 research dealing with the physiological basis of learning and memory. An undergraduate fellow and teaching assistant in psychology at PLU, he recently participated w i t h P L U p r o fe s so r s from chemistry, biology and psycholo­ gy in a research project dealing with cold stress tolerance. The P u y a l lup High School graduate plans a career as a research psychologist.

An honorary docto! of divinity degree was presented during Commence­ . ment to Dr. Wllham E. Lesher, left, president of Pacific Lutheran T eo ogical Se min � ry. Taking part in the ceremony were Dr. Walter Pil grlD� , center, director of the Lutheran Institute for Theological Education (LITE) at PLU, and Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU president.

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PLU Bus . Ad. Prof. Earns 4th Degree T h e f i r s t ma s t e r ' s degree . earned 10 Golden Gate Universi­ ty's Seattle Taxation Program was awarded recently to Franklin L. McCarthy, associate professor of accounting and public ad­ ministration at Pacific Lutheran University. The degree of Master of Business Administration in Ta­ xation was presented by resident dean John R. Herzfeld. Dr. McCarthy also holds a Ph.D in Business Administration from the University of Minnes ota, a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an A.B. from Hope College. He taught previously at the University of Idaho, the Uni­ versity of Oregon and the Univer­ sity of Minnesota. He is a CPA, a member of the Washington Socie" ty of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. The Seattle Taxation Program ? f Golden Gate University b�gan 10 summer 1 975, and off e r s grad�ate level evening classes in taxation.

Norl!lan Lorentzsen, . Ieftl president of Burlington Northern Inc., re�e..ves the �LU Distmgulshed Service Award from PLU President Dr. Wllham O. Rieke. The presentation was made during Commencement exercises.

Dr. Giddings. Earns Energy Info Grant A project intended to jnform the public concerning regional and local energy issues is being con­ ducted this summer by Dr. Wil­ liam Giddings, PLU professor of chemistry.

The project has been funded by a $3,640 Community Education in Energy Conservation grant from the Office of Community De­ v e l o p m e n t , D e p a r t m en t of Health, Education and Welfare. Dr. Giddings is preparing a 20-minute slide-tape program to be presented at organizational meetings this fall. Cooperating with him on the project are the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Audubon Soc­ iety and PTA.

News Notes Transmis sion " Site' Acquired By KPLU-FM The dream of an expanded KPLU-FM took a giant step to­ ' ward reality last month when Pacific Lutheran University ac­ quired 7.57 acres of land, approxi­ mately four miles south of Port Orchard, Wash., which accommo­ dates a 420-foot communications tower. Ownership of KPLU-FM's fu­ ture transmission site was offi­ cially assumed by PLU during Commencement exercises when Norman Lorentzsen, president of B urlington Northern Inc . , pre­ sented Dr. William Rieke, PLU president, with the deed for the land. On the same day Lorentzsen

Dr. O stenson Concludes 40Year Career Long before 'conservation of natural resources was a critical world issue, Dr. Burton Ostenson was an expert on and was teaching courses on the subject. It was in the late 1930's, as a young instructor at Michigan State Uni ersity, that Dr. Osten­ son first developed and taught conservation courses. This past month, after 40 years of teaching, 30 of them at PLU, he retired with a secure reputation as a conser­ vationist and naturalist. Raised on a farm in Minnesota and a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Ia., Dr. Ostenson ac­ cepted a position at Michigan State in 1936 and taught courses in zoology as well as the conserva­ tion courses, establishing in the process a reputation as a know­ ledgeable and open source of information on diverse aspects of natural history. With an interruption of two years as communications officer aboard a PT tender in the Pacific during World War II, Ostenson remained at MSU until 1947 when he became chairman of the De­ partment of Biology at PLU. Dur­ ing his three decades on campus he has instituted and taught numerous classes while serving

received PLU ' s Distinguished Service Medal. The tower and land, formerly owned by Burlington Northern, was once used as a microwave relay station. The site, appraised at $60,140, was offered to PLU for $10,010. Funds for the acquisition came from several local busines­ ses and private citizens. KPLU-FM currently has two applications pending before fed­ eral agencies. The Federal Com­ munications Commission is con­ sidering approval of a construc­ tion permit which would allow the station to both transmit from its new site and increase power to 100,000 watts. The station has also made application to the Depart­ ment of Health, Education and Welfare for a grant which would be used to acquire and install new transmitter and remote equip­ ment. Plans call for the station' s studios to remain at their present

location on campus with the signal to be microwaved 23 miles to the new tower before transmission. KPLU-FM's goal is to extend its schedule to an 1 8-hour broadcast day at 100,000 watts. The prop­ osed coverage area will allow the station to substantially increase its audience from 500,000 to 1.9 million listeners.

continuously as a department chairman of first biology, then general science, and finally earth science, a department he helped establish. He also found time for research in the Arctic under the auspices of the Atomic Energy Commission and later, in the Antarctic, under the auspices of the National Sci­ ence Foundation. I n a d d i t ion to his respon­ sibilities at PLU he has been and continues to be active in the Tacoma community in general

and the scientific community in particular. He is a charter member of the board of directors, past president and past secretary of the Tacoma Zoological Society, and a charter member, past president and past secretary of the Society of Sigma Xi. He is also past president and past secretary of the Northwest Bird and Mammal Society as well as a current member of their board of directors. Finally, he is a very active charter member of the Tahoma Audubon Society.

Organized in 1966, KPLU-FM broadcasted for six years at 10 watts. In 1972 it signed on at 40,000 watts with a six day a week schedule. It is presently the only station in the service area to provide daily scheduling of major U.S. orchestras and the Israeli Symphony. Future programming will favor programming that re­ sponds to locally identified needs such as nutrition for the elderly, parenting skills, identification of community resources for prob­ lem solving and lifelong learning opportunities.

Four New PLU Regents Elected F o u r new members were elected t o the Pacific Lutheran University Board of Regents at the annual meeting of the PLU Corporation June 1 t . They are Rev. John Milbrath of Portland, Ore.; Suzanne Nelson of Tacoma; Kenneth Erickson of Eugene, Ore . ; and Casper (Bud) Paulson of Salem, Ore. Rev. Milbrath represents the North Pacific District o f the American Lutheran Church, Mrs. Nelson is a PLU Alumni Association representative, and Erickson and Paulson are representatives of the Pacific Northwest Synod of the Lutheran Church in America. Six persons were re-elected to the board. They are Melvin Knud­ son of Tacoma, the present board chairman; Dorothy Schnaible of Moscow, Id.; Dr. M. Roy Schwarz, Seattle; M. Sterling Rygg, Kalis­ pell, Mont.; Robert Hadland, Hop­ kins, Minn.; and Richard Neils, Tacoma. All persons elected will serve three-year terms. Earlier this spring PLU, owned and operated by the ALC North Pacific District, received permis­ sion from the executive commit­ , tee of that body to conduct a capital/endowment fund cam­ paign among district congrega­ tions . Dele gates to the district's annual convention, sitting in this sessi?n as the PLU Corporation, unammously passed a resolution ratifying that decision. The solici­ tation will begin in 1978. The corporation also approved a resolution affirming the present PLU form of governance after the issue had received several years of study and discussion. The issue was laid to rest when a resolution to further evaluate the university governance issue was n&crowly defeated. A resolution to change the dis­ trict's present regent's nominat­ ing procedure was also defeated. Reporting on the state of the university, Dr. Richard Jung­ kuntz; PLU provost, noted that pre �egistration and housing de­ POSItS are up over last year and 700 freshmen are expected to ' enroll this fall.

Dr. Jungkuntz was speaking on behalf of Dr. William O. Rieke � PLU president, who was accom panying the PLU Choir of the West during its month-long con­ cert tour of Europe.

Dr. Burton Ostenson, right, was honored upon his retirement at Commencement exercises May 22. Dr. Ostenson served at PLU for 30 years.

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topics, professional issues and ethical considerations. Dr. Severtson has served at PLU for 1 1 years. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.

8th Annual H.S. Music Camp Slated

Dr. Erv Severtson

Profession Honors PLU Psych Prof The


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awarded to psycholog y prac­

titioners by their profession, Dip­ lomate in Clinical Psychology, has been awarded to Dr. S. Erving Severtson, professor of psycholo­ gy at Pacific Lutheran University. The announceme nt of the cita-. tion was made by Dr. Mark H. Lewin, executive officer for the American Board of Professional Psychology Inc. Award of the dip oma will be made at the annu­ al convention of the American Psychologi cal Association in San Francisco in August. The final step in the extensive qualification process involved a day-long examinatio n in Lo s Angeles before five senior ' Dip­ I mate-level psycholog ists. The test covered recent developments in theory and research, clinical

PLU Offers Scandinavian Studies Major PaCific



has established a Scandinavian

Area Studies major as a response . to "a revival of interest in the Scandinavian heritage of the Northwest." A c c o r d i n g to Dr. Gunnulf Myrbo, chairman of the Scandina­ vian Area Studies Committee, PLU is the only school in the Northwest offering a major in

The eighth annual Northwest Summer Music Camp at PLU July 17-23 offers a week of intensive instrumental and choral study to students in gr'a des nine through 12, according to Dr. Larry Meyer, camp director. Dick Culver, supervisor of music education for Denver Pub­ lic Schools, is one of two camp band directors. He has served as clinician, adjudicator or guest conductor in Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Washington and Idaho. A woodwind specialist, he has per­ formed with many professional bands as well as the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Edward Harmic and Roger Gard of the PLU Department of Music are also on the camp facul­ ty. Harmic is director of the PLU University Chorale; Gard directs the PLU Concert Band. Daily camp events include choir, band and orchestra rehear­ s a l s , ke y b oa r d , e n s e m b l e s , clinics, jazz band, individual prac­ tice time, lessons and programs. In addition, a student variety night, e'vening recitals, special programs and seminars are plan­ ned. Solo and ensemble contests are scheduled throughout t h e week. At the conclusion of the camp a final concert featuring the or­ chestra, band, choir and piano ensembles will be presented for the pUblic. Music camp students live in campus residence halls during Scandinavian Area Studies. Within the major, 10 courses are required, including two years of either Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, one course in Scandina­ vian literature and one in Scan­ dinavian history . In addition, program majors must choose an additional four courses from those offered by the university. The program involves the de­ partments of communication arts, economics, English, foreign lan­ guages, history, music, philosophy, political science, reli­ gion and sociology. Myrbo said the program is valu­ able not only from a liberal arts standpoint, but also because of growing business associations be­ tween the United States and Scan­ dinavia. "A� r freight traffic between the

their stay at PLU, according to Meyer. They have access to all PLU recreational facilities, in­ cluding tennis courts, golf course, swimming pool and the Universi­ ty Center games room. Picnics, socials and an evening dance are also planned, he indkated. The camp annually attracts more than 200 area music stu­ dents. Prospective students may register by contacting Meyer at the PLU Department of Music.

Student Art Award Won · By Senior He lene Wilder, a senior at Pacific Lutheran University, has won a purchase award in the 19th Annual National Lutheran Stu­ dent Art Award Program. Helene received $100 for her ' i n t a g l i o e n t r y t i t l e d "The Weasels ." The winning art works were selected from over 600 entries in the combined junior and senior programs of the competition, which is sponsored by Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis-based fraternal benefit society. Nearly $3,000 was awarded to winners, plus the Lutheran schools at­ tended by purchase winners re­ ceived matching funds. Six t e e n e n t r i e s , i n c l u d i n g Helene Wilder's, were purchased for Lutheran Brotherhood's per­ m a n e n t t r a v e l i n g c o l l e c t ion which is loaned throughout the country. An exhibit of this year's win­ ' n i n g a r t w o rks is featured through May 27 in Minneapolis during Lutheran Brotherhood's 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival. Northwest and Scandinavia has increased considerably during the past few years . . . there are many companies actively dealing with Scandinavia," he pointed out. He said graduates in the area of Scandinavian Studies could have a "reasonable expectation" o f finding a job requiring use o f such a major. The initial idea for a Scandina­ vian Area Studies major was brought up three years ago; as a first step in that direction, PLU established a Norwegian major. The univers ity also is studying proposals for a Scandinavian Studies and Cultural Center to enhance the overall program.

Dale Fixsen

PLU Student Earns $20,0 00 Fellow ship A three-year National Science Foundation Fellowship worth in e x c e s s of $ 2 0 �00 has been a w a r d e d to Dale F ix s e n , a physic s-mathematics major at Pacific Lutheran University. Fixsen, a senior from Willmar, Minn., plans to attend Princeton University in New Jersey to study theoretical physics. A 4.0 physics student at PLU, he has worked as a university undergraduate fellow on atomic collisions research with PLU physics professor Dr. K.T. Tang. The NSF Fellowship provides more than $7,000 per year in stipend, tuition, fees and travel. Princeton was one of two schools which offered to waive tuition over and above the funds pro­ vided to Fixsen through the fel­ lowship. Earlier this s p r i n g F i x s e n ranked 25th among more than 2,000 contestants in the 37th annu­ a l W i l l i a m L o w e l l Putnam Mathematical Competition, an in­ ternational event. He was the only student from a school west of Minnesota and north of California to place in the top 40. In the same competition, the PLU team of Fixsen, Kevin Upton and Paul Hewett ranked in the top 22 percent of teams entered from the United States and Canada.

ent E ergizi g Personal Resources Excerpt from mes­ sage d e l i v e r e d t o 1 9 77 Graduates at PL U C o m m e n c e ent, May 22, 1977

Do' s , Don'ts Of Estate Planning

"So teach us to number our ay s, that we can apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90, v. 12

By Dr. William Rieke PresideDt, Paclflc Lutheran University. Dr. William Rieke Our program has nearly con­ cluded. The purpose of the two hours through which you have been so gracious and so patient is to recognize t h o s e who a r e graduating. The time has been invested in recognizing them indi­ vidually. There is neither time nor intent for any address. I would say only to the graduates that now that you have a degree, you have some­ thing more than simply a ticket to the future. For while it is a key or a passport for many of you to emp­ loyment or to advancement, and while it is a mark of social pre­ stige, and while it has intrinsic value even in today's society which wonders about higher edu­ cation, and while it will be the source of pride for your family and friends and the source of much conversation, and while it will also be the cause for some repayment of debts incurred as you labored toward this degree, if your years at Pacific Lutheran University have been viewed only as being invested for the purpose of obtaining a degree, you have missed the point. For the elan vital, the most vital element, is not simply to have a degree; rather it is to participate in that total process that leads to the degree and that has and will continue to energize your person­ al performance. In a society and at a time when we are so conscious of energy shortages, the personal human resources of you, . the graduates, and you, who are fami­ ly, friends, faculty, alumni, what­ ever, are the most important of

all. They have the greatest poten­ tial and they can be renewed. It is this process of learning to be renewed intellectually, to be renewed physically, to be re­ newed socially, and to be renewed spiritually which has engaged and occupied the time of those of you who have j u s t finished your studies here at PLU. Carry the concept of renewal of your per­ sonal resources with you . Keep it constantly before you as you go out into society. For, my friends, you of all people are most capable of serving. You are a truly unique blend of the intellectual, the phys­ ical, the social and the spititual. You have been energized to do useful work. Webster defines energy as "inherent, or intrinsic, power." My background in sci­ ence reminds me that energy is defined as the ability to do work. I offer to you a combination of those two definitions - inherent or intrinsic power directed to useful work; for that you have been energized. I can leave no better thought with you than the thought that not . only are you energized for powerful and useful work, but you are energized at a particular point in time, just as those of us who have gone before and those who will follow will be, and are daily, energized. That particular point in time is the moment now, wheth­ er now means for the 22-year-old, the 30-year-old, the 50-year-old or whatever age. I am reminded of the Psalmist, who in the 90th Psalm, -verse 12, said: "So teach us to' number · our days, that we can apply our hearts 'unto wisdom." The Psalmist, you see; captures the element Qf time and tells us to number our days, to recognize the now and to apply our energized resources unto wisdom. E ner­ gized, capable of being renewed, and then re-energized, so that man may be served and God may be glorified - this is my hope and my prayer for you.

By E d Larson Director of Planned Giving

How about a list of do's and don'ts for planning your estate: Things to do: 1 . Do draw up a will and be sure to keep it up to date. Both husband and wife should have a will in a marriage situation. 2. Do take into consideration the advantages of giving away some of your assets to potential future heirs during your lifetime, rather than letting all your property simply gather in your estate. 3. Do consider the use of trusts as ways to accomplish special purposes . 4. Do be sure that your plan provides for a guardian for minor children, as well as financial gui­ dance for them if something were to happen to both parents. S. Do review your whole estate plan at least once a year, and also if any special circumstance arises, e.g. moving from one state to another. 6. Do keep your plan flexible enough to allow for any changes that might arise. 7. Do be sure to get expert legal advice. Things Not To Do: 1. Don't take it for granted that · your assets will go automatically to those you wish to receive it, unless your will is extremely precise. 2. Don't assume your estate is "too small to worry about." 3 . Don't ask a frierid or neighbor to be the executor of your estate if you have a substantial amount of assets. Rather, a bank, trust com­ pany, or some s pe c i a l i s t i n fiduciary and financial manage­ ment should be used. 4. Don't put off drawing up a will and making an estate plan. S. Don't try to eCQnomize when it comes to planning your estate. Get the best assistance you can afford. As you plan your estate, we hope that you will also remember to consider PLU in your plans. A final bequest can be a wonderful way to make a last and lasting gift to the effort of Christian higher . education. .

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First Days Of Choir Tour Exceed All Expectations By Lucille Giroux Asst. to the PresIdent for University Relations (The followi ng, written dunng the first days of the Choir of the West 's tour of Europe, is the latest report received prior to deadline. A complete follow-up story will appear in the October issue o/Scene.)

Travelling via tour in Europe ' everything - and more - that 1 had unagined. When we mo e en m�sse, it's lik a whole country is bemg repopulated. When we pair up with the Alumni Group, there are 150 of us, all a walking Tower of Babel to the area on which we descend. We were held incommunicado in the Vancouver airport for about an hour. The room was small, and we were stacked up like dried codfish. We were all so eager to go and were so psyched up that when !Ie finally were airborne, we were Jubll.ant ! There was singing, card pIa mg. games, guitars , food, letter writing. Some even slept. We watched whole global areas fade behind us: the Canadian Rockies, Hudson Bay, Eastern Canada, Iceland, Scotland. There was no night because we were flyin g �o meet the dawn. At 8 p.m. PLU tIme, the sun rose in the eastern sky. At 4 a.m. (PLU) we had a huge dinner. Most of us were wide awake for 32 hours and when we finally fell int an immaculate featherbed, we were comatose. But who could sleep for long with Heidelberg all around? We went in 1 0 1 different directions and explored as many wonders. The first concert was in the Hielege Geistes Ki rche (Holy Ghost Church). We had earlier thrilled to the sight of Choir of the West posters plastered on dozens of kiosk-type columns around the city. The audience seemed small at the opening hour, but continued to grow as the glorious Haydn Mass filled t h e c h u r c h a n d overflowed into the crowded streets. The church is huge and the sound soared to the high and ornate ceiling, lowered to reach under an arch, rose a d fell again

and again to accommodate the architecture. The singers were not ready for t h e roll i n g r e ve r b e rat i o n s , nor the movements which crashed into the surf of sound. The .. Amens" and long, clear phrases were almost overwhelming, though in t�e fulness of their beauty. By the time Intermission was reached mo�t were oriented, including th � audience. The response was so very warm and enthusiastic that we floated for hours. There is a constant round of staying up until the last ounce of energy is finally used, sleep like a failen statue, up early for a quick wake-up walk and on to the next city. Stopping for lunch in the Black Forest, we were short one body. Heflick of Puyallup was JDlSS1l1g. A search party was organized and an hour later he was located going in circles. He had stepped apart from his group of about six to take a photo and when he turned around to join them, they had gone down a side street and were nowhere to be see n . He was desperate and very happy to be rescued. Tour company bus drivers here are issued a bus which they keep a!l� tend until they and/or the bus dismtegrate. Our drivers - Ziggy an� �ng. no less - take great pnde ill the order and cleanliness of their charges. A daily bouquet of fresh flowers adorns the desk. Don't think that such delicate and charming sensiti ities l e s s e n their aggressi veness in traffic. They shout, scream, honk and challenge the infractions of other mo�orists as well as each other. Neither are they inti midated by a parked car blocking a narrow p .a s s a g e w a y . T h e y s i m p l y dismount and bodily move it onto t he s idewalk with black ex­ pressions given for the whole world to notice. Zurich is exquisite, as is all of Switzerland that we saw. I t is wealthy and beautifully kept. Students were met by hosts from the Kussnacht - a music school ­ �nd spent three days in homes and �n a great lodge high in the Alps. It IS customary for everything to close for three days during the Pentecost holiday. We went up to a lake resort way off the usual track ll!ld baske� in sunlight, mountain aIr and SWISS cooking. The concert at St. Peter's Church in Central Zurich after all had rested was nearly perfect. T h e c h u rc h is a j e w e l fo r a c o u s t i c s , s ize and physical arrangements . It was full of friends of the hosts an d the music school , and the students were singing from full hearts. Never before have I been s ensitive enough or perhaps close enough to watch Maurie actually "play" as on some ethereal instrument. He would pluck this voice and prolong that crescendo in an altogether different way from the concert before. It is an intense and profound experience for the

musicians as well as the I ' steners. Applause would not be stopped. Encore followed encore ; gifts were :p'resented to our students; an.d . till they sang ! An old music cnttc from Jerusalem - in his mid-eighti s - wept as he said h � loved the Nelson Mass all his life and heard it scores of times b�t never had he heard it sun such power and beauty as our chOir. He gave Noel some names of people to contact in Jerusalem encouraging a visit there .


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Several from Zurich drove up to the 10 a.m. perfo r m a n c e i n Einseideln monastery the next �0.t:ning. Over 1,000 years old, it IS nch beyond comprehension in marble, statuary, pure gold mosaics, tapestries, stained glas �. The size is awesome, to say the least. Begun in 895 A. D. the populace for generations and c enturies drained - or was drained of - their every resource to c o n s t r uct a n d e q u i p the sanctuary. My emotions were whirling - a day could have been spent on one alcove alone in an e f for t to absorb the marble s c u l p t u r e s , wood c a r v i n g ' candelabra . One i s saddened however, by the cost of th e construction in terms of human lives and sacrifice that the early church had to make. But the Choir sounde great. A group of G e r m a n to urist s gathered around and wanted then and there to buy records. We can' sell them, of course, but some students left order blanks for those who were interested. One of the monks must have been in charge of law and order. He couldn't speak English, but he was shaking his finger and pointing to a very obvious sign "Photo­ graffie nen verb oten . " Several vi i�ors were flashing shots of the ChOir. He stood stock still for the first piece - if you can imagine i was Luther's "A Might Fortre ss" - and then he sped out into a side room and came out himself with a tripod and camera. He said he wo�ld. mail us photographs of the chOir m the monastery and in an expansion of good Wil l, we gave him four records. The hair-raising Ferrenpasse (I

think it means Far r Farthest Pass) terrorized every one of us, b ut w i th con tin uous fervent supplications, we survived and made it to the next concert at Kloster Ettal just lS minutes b�fore c<?ncert time. Gorgeous pink ltallan marble lines the entire interior . The floors are stone - very cold stone - and the girls were numb to the knees. It was cool on the benches, and 20° c o oler on th ! floo r . B r u c e N eswick raced t o the organ still fastening his robe and began the concert without the slightest notion of what would come out as far as tone, volume. etc. were concerned. Worse still he and Maurie could not see e ach other so. they bad a relay signal goin w �th an end Choir m e m b e r . F l n a l. l y M a u r i e e n d e d up foUowmg Bruce's playing. Again at Ettal . as at every cO nce t:t so f8! ' the Reger "0 Tod, . Wle Bltter Blst Du" leaves many weeping and some actually sobbing. At not one place has �pplause followed the selection. It 15 uncanny. The German words describing Death, as the program says, "As the spoiler of joy but also the benefactor of the sad, the weak and the hopeless" must touch a vulnerable or sympathetic chord. Castles and fortresses abound. Yesterday we visited the castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. He was the benefactor f Richard Wagner, and put him on the state rolls so he could be free from financial worry. Wagner was able to write some of his great German hero operas because of Ludwig's su p,P0rt. This so enraged his cabmet the Ludwig himself in great despair had to wri t a letter barrin� Wagner from citizenship. For this and other differences Ludwig withdrew into himsel f and finally ended up much loved, but known as " Crazy Ludwig." The castle is a fairy tale and was used in the movie (it pains me to mention it) "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." . Coming up are major concerts m Yienna. (w �ich is part of an Artist SerIes), m Berlin and in the Scandinavian countries. So far the tour is meeting all expectations !


Susan BC?B glio, left. �d We� dy VanNoy admire one of many PLU posters announcmg the chOlr's HeIdelberg appearance.


l Am Not Now, Nor Have I Ever Been, In The Driver' s Seat By Edrice Reynolds Di rector, Computer Center

You didn't have to convince me there's an energy crisi s, M r . Carter. I believe you. When I saw my first indoor toilet in 1933 and watched all tha t water being used, I would have believed you then. I would have bell ved you in 1934 when I learned that the magic electricity bad released me from the chore of cleaning

kerosene-lamp chimneys. And I definitely would have believed you during the gasoline rationing of World War n. Maybe I believe you because I'm not sophisicated enough to see through you. But I think I believe you because all these conveniences are still miracles to me. I seldom take a bath without marveling at the miracle of abundant amounts of wa er, with the temperature under my control. It is astounding to me that my furnace will keep going all night without tending. And the thrill of driving my own automobile has not worn off in 32 years. Looking at the miracle of elec­ tricity, it was natural to consider it a precious commodity and be saving with it. But more impor­ tant, it saved money. Radio prog­ r a m s we e m e t ic u l o u s l y scheduled, and no one woul d think of leaving a room without turning off that one light in the ceiling. But we didn't think about saving "energy" - we were sav­ ing money. And so I learned some good habits in those days, Mr. Carter. Y e s , I ' ve s lipped som e. The wastefulness around me has had i ts · mpact. But most f my oId habits are still operatin g. So I believe you, Mr. Carter. You don't have to persua d me that our natural resources should be u s ed sparingly, What troubles me is how I can be of any help. I drive a Karman Ghia. I aver­ age about 32 miles to the gallon. I keep my car in good mechani­ cal shape and it is very economi-

cal. I 've been driving it since 1969. I would enjoy the comfort of a more luxurious car, but I have never liked the idea of burning my money. So I can stand the rougher ride and less room if I 'm saving money. I ride the bus some of the time. I like to ride the bus; that's just one more miracle. Bus ridin'g is a habit I developed over 20 years ago because it saved wear and tear on my miracle, The Car! My house has been insulated. I have to admit that my motive was to save myself money more than to conserve energy. I just don't like the idea of my money leaking out of the walls and ceiling. I have been turning my ther­ mostat down at night for years. That's becau se I love the open windows and doors that allow summer inside my room . I ride my bicycle to do nearby chores. I'll admit that I didn't do that before 1 973. During the "crisis," I realized how sloppy I'd become. Again, though, I was m o s t l y i n t er e s ted i n saving money and getting in bette r physical shape. Saving energy was just a fortunate byp roduct. Ever since I blew my car's motor on a Dallas freeway going 80 miles an hour, I've been driv­ ing between SO and 60 miles an hour. I learned my lesson. But I don't drive that way to save energy ; I drive that way to keep from blowing my motor again. That costs money. Well, that should be enough to give you an idea of what I mean, Mr. Carter.

Now, after years of frugal liv­ ing, I can afford some things that mean something to me. Like a house that is large enough so that I don't feel the walls moving in on me. And vacations ! I can afford vacations now. Ye t you ' are asking me to "save" to "cut down" on my use of energy, Mr. Carter. I have no recreational vehicle, no boat, no gas-guzzling automobile. Unless I sell my car and turn my fur­ nace off completely, I am telling you that I can't save any more! There may not be many others like me, but I think there are . While we've been driving our small cars, our doctors have been drivi n g their Cadilla s . While we've been driving at reasonable speeds, others h ave zoomed by with nasty remarks and stares . And for m this has been going on for over 20 years I'll tell you what, Mr. Carter. You check around a bit and see if Tm not right. Think about it what is the incentive to get people to save? After you think it over, if you still think I should cut down more - well, I think I'll j ust say goodbye to you and take myself to Samoa ! Edrice Re)'llOlds, who grew up poor In Chamblee, Ga., to miles from Atlanta (she never beard of Plains, u[ltll fairly recent­ ly), re moves unnecessary fluorescent lights (about one in three) at Pacific Lutheran UnJverslty's computer center. which she directs. The preceding a.rt.icle appeared In the Op-Ed sectiO[l of the New York Times May 5, 1977.

Copyright 1 977 by the Ne w Yo rk Times Company, Reprinted by pennission.

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Alums Return From Peace Corps Service

Colle g e ­ A Family Experience B y ROD Coltom


When was the last hme you were on the PLU campu s ? Or, was it the PLC or possi bly even �he P.L.A. campus? You may be like the alum I talked to just the other day who hadn't been o� the cam­ pus since he graduated m.1961. He couldn't believe how thmgs h�d changed and yet there were still the saine buildings that had been there when he started 20 years ago. And, he was amazed. at the beauty of the campus wIth the grass neatly manicured an� tbe rhododendrons in bloom agamst a backdrop of edifices like Old Main Eastvold Auditoriu m, the old library, and Me�0r1al Gy m­ nasium; and new buildi�gs Mortvedt Library, the U�ver:slty Center and Olson Audltormm. Althou h he now lives 2000 miles away he ha� been in the area a few times SlDce then but never has taken time to stop by the campus. Now .he is excited once again about hIS alma mater a� d can hardly wait for an opportumty to have his daughter see the campus as she will be making her college choice in a year. The welcome mat is always out for you to visit the campus, but ALUMNI COLLEGE, August 3-6, is a special opportunity for you to get back and relive the past, perhaps meet some former pro­ fessors and classmates, and also pick up some useful i� formatio!l' The theme of this year s college IS FREEDOM and features several PLU faculty. Dr . Philip Nordquist '56 Dr. Burton Nesset, Dr. Burton Os tenson, Mike Benson '�9, r. David Olsen, and Stan Pt:lce 73 will conduct half-day seSSIOns . on the t o p i c s of h i s t o � y , b l (� ­ feedback, biology, tenms, phYSI­ cal fitness and art. This can really be a time for the entire family. The children . �ill enjoy recreational opportumtIes such as the swimming pool or they may want to attend some of !he classes and will undoubtedly flOd it diffi�ult to believe that the dorm where you lived is still there from (as my kids call it) the "olden days." If you haven't already made plans to attend, why not do so now if at all possibl�. A tre�endous family fun learmng experIence at a very reasonable price. (�oom, board and tuition for a famIly of four for three nights and 8 meals would be only $94.60 if the chil­ dren slept in the same room.) If you don't have an applicati�n or need more informatIon, wnte or call the Alumni office. I hope to see you the first week of August.



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Working with the Pea,:e Corps in under-developed natIons re­ quires a lot of adjustment and a tolerance for "culture shockt" but Rick and Gail Garland (both'72) lived with the peop le of the D o m inican Republic for two years and liked it. The Garlands both served in the tiny Caribbean country, .a bout one-third the size of Washington State, from August 1974 until last December . "The most difficult thing for us to get used t wasn't the lifestyle, we expected that," Rick said, �'but adjusting to the fact that thIS Is how most of the world l ives. The distribution of wealth in the world is terribly skewed. toward Nor�h America the United States 10 particul�-. It's shocking to t�k that the majority of the people �n the world live like the people ill the Dominican Republic." . The per capita income there IS about $375 a year with most of the population e ngaged in agriculture. . Ric k a PLU economIC S � graduat , worked with the people of the villages to set up a locally­ o p e r a t e d s a v i n g s and loan cooperative. "Interest r�tes at banks in the DR are so hIgh that most of the people can't afford to borrow money to produce crops ," he said. Gail really found her own job, training with nutrition people .and then working with women lo a village maternity clinic. "It's hard to get the people to care about nutrition when they can't afford to buy the food they need �o provide good nu.trition for theIr families," she saId. Since shortly after their return to the U.S., the Bremerton, Wash., couple has been in Tacoma. Rick

PLU ALUMNI Plan now to a ttend

HOMECOMING 1977 Saturday, Nov. 12 Football: PLU


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has been enrolled in the PLU master's degree program in . business administration and Gall has been working at Fort Lewis. They hope to both attend the U!liversity of Wisconsin this fall. RICk pl�ns to study agricultural econom�cs and Gail will continue her studIes in Spanish education. . The Dominican Repubhc experience has firmed their com­ mitment to go back overseas to work after they have completed their graduate studies.

Deaconess's Life Draws PLU Alumna A 24- ear-old PLU alumna, An­ nette Getzendanner was consec ­ rated last month as one of 200 deaconesses of the Lutheran Church in America (LCA). The ervice was held at her father's parish, Faith Lutheran Church in Salem, Ore . Both her father Rev. David Getzendann r, and h �r grandfather, retired Rev. Mark Getzendanner, participated in the ceremony. The new deaconess is currently serving at B ethany Lu�bera n Church in Spanaway, but wlll soon be assigned to a church in Juneau, Alaska. Although there are fOO deaconesses across the natIon, mostly on the East Coast, she i s the only one serving in the LCA Pacific Northwest Synod. Sister Annette didn't rush into the idea of becoming a deaconess. She has been heading in that direction since the eighth grade, when she became friends with a deaconess working in her father's church . It has only been in the past five years that deaconesses have been allowed to get married, thoug� it is still considered an occupation the women plan to be involved in for a lifetime. "DeB:cone�s�s �re all involved in speCIal mlOistrIeS like social welfare, teaching, n u r s i n g , p a r i s h wo rk, and evangelism," Sister Annette exp­ lained. Following graduation from PLU in 1975, Sister Annette work�d at a parish in Seattle for eIght months before enrolling for a year at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. From Chicago she went to a deaconess house in Philadelphia for three months to study "the theological and Biblical background of the deaconess community." I

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Dr. Jon Wefald '59 has been appointed president of Southwest Stat e Un ivers ity at Marshall, Minn., according to a report from Dr. Vernon Stintze , form�r . PLU professor of business admlmstra­ tion now working in Minnesota. Wefald previously served as Min nesota commis sioner of ag­ riculture .




PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (no children this time)

FRI DAY, AUG . 5 leaves Point Definance dock at 5 :00 P . M . '1 0 per person i ncludes appetizers and catered supper (no host bar available)

PLAN TO SPEND A SUMMER EVENING CRUSING PUGET SOUND WITH PLU FR IEN D S ! Space limited so make reservations now by sending name and ' 1 0 per person to: Alumni House Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma , WA 98447

Meet Your Class Rep !

1 948 1949

Afton Hjelm Schafer 7819 25th Ave. E. Tacoma, WA 98408

195 4 Oscar Williams 471 7 27th St. N. E . Puyallup, WA 98371

Lester Sloraasli 4 1 16 East 88th Tacoma, WA 984444

Rev. WILBERT ERICSON and his wife, Leona (Wigen x'52) are on their 24th year as missionary teachers in northern Japan. In addition to their missionary work they are both teaching English at one of the uni v e r s i t i e s i n Hak odate and at one mission school. Since they have been in Japan they have helped the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church deve lop th.ree self-supporting c o n g r e gatIOns and are now helping with the fourth group. They will have a two-month leave next year and hope to visit PLU and the Northwest. THEOL and ANNA HOILAND (Anderson x'46) are living in F r a n k f� r t , G e r m a n y , w h e re Theol IS pastor o f T r i n i t y L u t h e ran C h u r c h a n-d F i e ld Service Pastor in Europe and N e a r East for the Luthe ran Council in the U.S.A. (LCUSA) providing Lu theran services a U . S . mi litary bases in eig h t countries. (At bases where no Lutheran chaplain is assigned.)

Pre-20's Theodore Gulhaugen 864 Po l k South Tacoma, W A 98444

20's Clarence Lund Wbeeler South


Tacoma, W A 98444

Early 30's Ella Johnson Fosness 2405 62nd Ave. N.W. Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Late 30's Otia Grande 1 1 1 1 14th Ave. FOl{ Island, WA 98333



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James Capelli 8116 88th Court S.W. Tacoma, WA 9849

1 955 S. Erving Severtson 921 129th South Tacoma, WA 98444

Th e h i g h e s t d i s t i n c t i o n awarded to psychology practi­ t ioners by th e i r p r o fe s s io n , Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, has been awarded to DR. S. E RV I N G SEVER T S O N , PLU professor of psychology. The final step i n the e x t e n s ive qualification process involved a d a y -long examination in Los A n g e l e s b e fo r e f i v e s e n i o r Diplomate level psychologists. EILEEN (Tervo) MICHEAU is finishing a three-year term on a citizens' advisory committee appointed by the Portland Schoo i Board. Her main interest now is in t h e feminist movement. H e r husband, Ken, has been a n agent with Farmers Insurance Group for 20 years and their children Jennifer, Damon and Monte ar all in high school. They live in Portland, Ore.

Delbert Zier 914 19th Street NW Puyallup, WA 98371

1956 Phil Nordquist 721 S. llSlb Tacoma, WA 98444

195 1 Howard Shull 416 21st St. NW Puyallup, WA 98371

1943 W E N Z E L T I E D E M A N has retired from a life-time of school a d m i ni s tration. He has been principal in several of Tacoma's schools, the last one being Park Avenue schoo.l. His teaching career started In Tacoma Public Schools in 1946 having moved to Tacoma from Belfair, Wash., where he also was in the teaching profession. He plans to do some traveling with his wife, I'Lee (Rod '44) and do some relaxing at their summer home on Hood Canal but they will continue to liv in Tac o m a . T h e y h a v e t h r e e children, Carol Gustafson who graduated from PLU in '67 a son Daniel, who will be a se ior a PLU this fall and another son Mark, who is in construction work in Tacoma. They also have two grandchildren.




LeR oy Spi tur Route 5, Box 260 Bremerton, WA 98310


Barbara Carstensen Thorp 810 1 19th South Tacoma, WA 98444

1947 Edroy Woldseth 921 Tule Lake Road

Tacoma, WA 98444

Donald Morris

GO�DON MEESKE is finishing up . hlS 25th y�ar of teaching bUSIness educatIon subjects. He spent two years at Eatonville High School, one year at Davis High School in Yakima Wash. and t�is i � his 22nd 'year a FranklIn HIgh School in Seattle ' Wash.


DR. M. ROY S C H W A R Z accepted the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Awa rd for WAMI on April 1 8 , 1977 at the annual meeting of American College of Physicians in Dallas, Tex. This is the first time such an award has been given. LAVERN WEBER is the new d i r e c t o r o f O r e go n State University's M a r i n e S c i e n c e Center i n Salem, Ore. He is a professor of fisheries and will �on�inue .some part-ti �e teaching In fISherIes at the Umversity of Oregon in addition to his new position.


Anita Hillesiand Londgren 3101 North 29th Tacoma, WA 98407

RONALD A. KITTEL of San Leandro, Cali f . , rece ived the degree of Doctor of Theology granted upon recommendation of the Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, Calif., on June 1 2 1 97'7 at Pacific Lutheran Theol gical Seminary, Berkeley, Calif. BARBARA ( B eckner) GROENVELD and husband are living in Walnut Creek, Calif., where she is teaching in Mt. Diablo District as a learning h a ndicapped teache r . Her husband works for CalTrans as a R i g h t - o f - Way A g e n t . Last summer t h e y vac a t i o n e d a t Hanalei, Kauia, Hawaii for three weeks and this summer plan to go t o E u r o p e , s p e c i fically t h e Netherlands, for a month to visit h e r h u s band's fa mily. Their oldest son, 15, will srend the s u m m e r t h e re l e a r n i n g t h e language and working i n t h e greenhouses with his cousins. Pastor and Mrs. GERALD W. ST. JOHN (Phyllis Jensen '57) are living in LaCrescenta, Cal i f . , where Jerry is pastor o f M t . Olive Lutheran Church. They moved to California from Carson, Nev.

Early 40's Carol Haavik Tommervik 820 S. 120th Tacoma, W A 98444

OOllg Mandt Route I, Box 470 Sumner, WA 98390

DONALD MORRIS, principal of Clover Park High School for the . past six years, will transfer, at his own request, to a district-wide position in Clover Park School District 400 effective for the 1977-78 school term. Don will be assigned to responsibilities in the business services division of the school district. He joined the Clover Park School District as assistant principal in 1962 and was promoted to the Clover Park principals hip in 1 97 1 .

1960 Lois Anderson White 1801 Lynnwood N.E. Renton, WA 98055

1961 Stan Fredrickson

14858 203rd S.E. Renton, WA 98055

ROD NORDBERG, president of H O LLY W O O D E A S T Mo tion Pictures , instr u ctor o f Film Production at Columbia College, and treasurer of S c r e e n Educator's Society, has accepted an invitation fro m H a r v a r d U nivers ity's Ins titute i n Arts Administration to attend their M a n a g e m e nt D e v e l o p m e n t Program this summer. The purpose o f the four-week session is to provide skills in management and problem solving relevant to administering arts organizations a nd activitie s . In addition to produ ing films be is teaching at Chicago CoLumbia College and the University of Illinois, and works w i t h t h e Scre en E d ucator's Society.



Wmiam Youq 7129 Citrine Lane S.W. Tacoma. WA 98498

KARl MILLER and f a m i l y recently spent three months in S o u th e r n G e r m a n y on h e r husband' s company busines s . They a r e n o w i n C o l u m b i a , Maryland, for a year and then will return to Palo Alto, Calif. DALE V. HOUG has been appointed vice p re s i d e n t o f Western Community Bank of Fircrest and Lakewood, Tacoma, Wash. DAVE and CHRIS ( Hokenstad '67) WEI SETH are living in San Mateo, Calif. Dave is employed by Western Airlines and is flying out of San Francisco International Airport as a second officer on the Boeing 737. Chris is at home with their 3-year-old son, Peter. CARO LYN J . (Hedge s ) C H R I S TENSEN has lived in Bellingham , Was h . , for thr e e years. S h e i s head nurse in St. Luke' s emerge ncy r o o m St. L u ke ' s Ho spital , B elling a m , Wash. B O R G N Y ( A r n e s o n ) ANDERSON is living in Salem. Ore. She was married to Stephen Anderson in 1974 and they have a son, Jonathan Stephen, born in July 1976.


Charlie Mays 16619 .E. 147th Street Renton, WA 98055

1968 Michael McKean 4011 10th N.W. Gig Harbor, WA 98335

1963 Christy N. Ulleland 15424 9th Ave. SW #2 Seatt le. WA 98166

CLAUDIA R. (Schnase) STEEN of Cupertino, Calif., is attending graduate school at San Francisco State Univers ity, majoring in microbiology. She will be working as a teaching assistant this fall as w e l l as do i n g r e s e a r c h i n anaerobic bacteriology.

1 964 Mike McIntyre 12402 138th E. Puyallup, WA 98371

1969 John Bustad 11513 Woodland Ave. Puyallup, WA 98371

DR. JON MALMIN is head of s ci e n c e s , H o n g K o n g I nter­ national School. They had a new daughter, Lisa Marie born in Hong Kong on May 26, 1976. They have two other children, Kristin, 8, and Sara, 4. Mrs. Malmin is the former JEAN RIGGERS '64.

1965 Connie Haan Hildahl Box 990 Steilacoom, WA 98388

1966 DennIs Hardtke '66 19 Fife Heights Dr. E. Tacoma, WA 98424

PAULA (Carraway '69) and GORDON GRIFFIN '73 are living in Sacramento, Calif., where Gordon is principal at Gloria Dei Lutheran School ( K � 9 ) i n Sacramento. He also teaches the ninth grade drama and boys' P.E. Paula is a learning handicapped teacher part-time with Elk Grove School District. They have two children, Shelley, 6, and Mark, 4. DONALD G . G UMPRECHT, M.D. and wife, ALICE (Kagele '68) are living in Seattle, Wash., where Don is beginning a two­ year fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of

Washington. He just completed a three-year residency in internal medicine, and a chief medicine residency at Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, in Springfield, Ill. Alice has earned h e r master's in clinical psychology at Sangamon State University in Springfield. They have two sons, John, 3, and Andrew, eight months. RICH SLATTA will commence a one-year's dissertation research in Argentina on rural social history in August. Funding is by the Fulbright-Hays program and the So cial Science Research Council. Upon his return he will resume his position of teaching assistant at the University of Texas history department. He will be accompanied to Argentina by his wife, Cheryl . This summer he is teaching U.S. history at the University of Texas.


Dennis Smith 304 123rd St. Soutb Tacoma, WA 98444


JOHN WALK has completed his third year as choir director at Libby High School in Libby, Mont. This spring he took t h e 4 8 members of the Concert Choir, the 20 members of the Swing Choir and a seven-piece combo on tour to schools in Montana and Washington. This summer he will work on a master's degree from Washington State University. JEFF SPERE became a n associate with the law firm of Morrison, Dunn, Cohen, Miller and Carney in Portland, Ore., in September 1976. LINDA (Gatch) HODSON has been named associate producer of " S eattle T o n i ght T o n i t e , " KING-TV's live entertainment­ talk show. Until assuming her new position Linda had been floor d i rector at K I N G - T V since September of 1 9 7 6 . She was previously with KING-AM Radio.

1973 Karen Fynhoe Howe 136A Island Blvd. Fox Island, WA 98333

Cindy Johnston Jackson 1 107 South 4th Renton, WA 98055

M/M DENNIS DREWES ' 7 1 (�ECKY WISE x'7l) are living in Richland, Wash., where Dennis is w o rk i n g in the atmospheric sciences department of Battelle­ Northwest Labs as a research scie ntist in atmosph e r i c c hemis try . He earned his master's in atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. Becky is involved in a local art association, working mostly in stained glass. They have two daughters, ages 6, and 2%.

1972 Kristi Harstad Duris 12158 "A" Street Tacoma, WA 98444

PATRICIA A. ( M oo r e ) FLANNERY is residing in West Germany with her husband who is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army - 3rd ID Division. They live about two hours from Frankfurt. Patricia writes that they are stationed about 25-30 miles from the east border in the northern B avaria town of Schweinfurt ' which was bombed in WWII. JOAN M. (Weeks) WHITE and husband have returned to Seattle where Joan is teaching in the adult education unit at Fircrest School for the retarded. Her husband is working for the Seattle Sounders. They formerly lived in Anchorage, Alaska.

DOUGLAS B. ROBINSON and w i f e , R e n e e , are living in Spokan e, Wash., where Doug is . attendmg Gonzaga University Law School.

1974 L. Scott Buser 10024 Lexington S.W. Tacoma, WA 98499

TED CARLSON is a resident tenni s pro at Sunriver Lodge in . SunrIver, Ore. He has earned his tennis professional accreditation and . �as taught throughout the PaCIfIC �orthwest. Prior to going to Sunnver he spent a year in Columbia, South America, as a Peace C o r p s v ol u nt e e r . H e returned to the United States in July 1975. LARRY HALER was elected chairman of the Benton County Republican Party in April 1977. He is the youngest person to have held the position. Previously he w a s e l e c t ed a s a p r e c i n c t committeeman and then a p p o i n t e d chairma n o f t h e Richland District Republicans. Larry w.orks as a reactor operator for Umted Nuclear Industries. JENlFER (Leitz '74) is a fourth grade teacher in the Richland School District. They live i n Richland, Wash. HOWARD McGEE is living in Redwood, Calif., where he is completing work on his master's i n education in instructional technology at San Jose State University.

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1975 Richard C. Finseth 607 South 127th HE Tacoma, WA 98444

JEAN N I E LY N N ( S ti v e r ) J A N K E R a n d h e r hu ban d , Joseph, are l iving in Rancho Cordova, Calif. , where Joseph is stationed at Mather Air Force B a s e . He is attending USAF Navigator School. Jeannie is planning to get a part-time job in nursing.

1976 Steve Ward 10220 Sheridan South #2 Tacoma, WA 98444

MALIA GALE MEYER is living in Kailu, Hawaii, where she is working as a stan nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Honolulu, on the onocology floor. She plans to be married July 1 6, 1977 to Bill Haglund of Honolulu. Major ROBERT J. RAYBURN (MAS '76) is assigned at McChord A F B , Wa s h . , as a w e a p o n s director staff officer i n a unit of the Aeros pace Defense Command. OTIS L. SMITH (MAS '76) is a real estate broker-counselor and has purchased part ownership in the Associated Brokers, Orange, Calif., where he resides. NADY A SORENSON is living in Moorhead, Minn., where she is a fre e - l a n c e f i e l d d i r e c t o r currently devising a program to "discover" Minnesota physically, culturally, and ethnically - a program for basically high school people. LES WEAVER (MAS '76) is employed in operations for Gulf Oil Corporation in Tacoma, Wash. MARK A. EGBERT of Seattle, Wash., has been accepted to the dental school entering class of 1977 at t h e U n iv e r s it y o f Washington Dental School. PAT R I C E M . M OLNAR i s teaching special education at Clover Park High School i n T ac o m a , Wa s h . , and also i s assistant swim coach for the 1977-78 season.

Marriages KATHLEEN C. R WLAND '77 and CRAIG A. UEN '76 were married June 1 1 , 1977. Kathleen received her B . S . degree i n n u r s i n g i n M a y and C r aig graduated with a psychology de­ gree and is production assistant of Clermont West in Hillsboro, Ore. PATRICIA L. TIMPE '72 and ROBERT J. GERDE '72 were married March 19, 1 977 in Ballard First Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash. They live in Issaquah, Wash. THO MAS LYLE JACOBSON '69 and Kathleen Lenore Steinhaus were married June 4, 1977. Tom is employed in Clackamas, Wash., and she is employed in Eugene, Ore. JEANNE BEDNARIK '76 and Jim McAllister were married April 23, 1977. They are residing in Puyallup, Wash., where Jeanne is a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital and Jim is a carpenter. PHYLUS L. HAALAND '75 and Michael Hindahl were married on May 22, 1977 in Central Lutheran Church of Salem, Ore. DEBORAH B. HICKEL '74 and Michael Olson were married Aug. 7, 1976. They live in Billings, Mont.

Births M/M PAUL J. OLSEN '67 (Karen Walley '73), a daughter, Katherine Anna, born Feb. 20, 1977. They live in Pullman, Wash. M /M S T EP H E N ( K a t h l e e n Bevan '68) SALLEE '65, a son, Owen Bevan, born Nov. 25, 1976. They live in Monroe, Wash. Owen is their first child. MlM DAVID (Mirth Anderson ' 7 2 ) M OORE '72, a daughter, Kristen Ann, born Jan. 22, 1977. She joins a brother, Erik, born June 13 1974. Dave teaches algeb­ ' ra and math in the junior high school in Anacortes, Wash., and coaches basketball. DIM JOHN T. DYKSTRA '70 (Sharon Weiss '72), a son, Kevin John, born April 19, 1977. He is their second child and joins a sister, Emily Jane, 18 months. They live in Lake Stevens, Wash. MlM JOHN PAULSON '73 (Sha­ ron Harmon '73), a son, Nathanael James, born July 23, 1976. They live in Longview, Wash., where John is an elementary physical education specialist. MlM BRUCE COMPTON '76 (Marilyn Bannister '74), a daught­ er Heidi Lynn, born December 18 1976. They live in Sumner, Wash. DIM WILUAM B. DABNEY (Janet Miller '71), a son, Nathaniel William, born April 7, 1977. He joins a brother, Matthew Nelson, 20 months. They live in Yuba City, Calif.


M/M RICHARD OGLE (Patricia Malzahn '73), a daughter, Rebecca Lee born April 2 1 , 1977. She is the r first child. They live in Edmonds, Wash. M/M ARGIL C. JEFFERY (Judy Read '68), a son, Aaron Marc, born March 24, 1977. He joins a broth­ er, G reg, 3. They live in Anchor­ age, Alaska, MIM BEN BENSON '74 (Leatha Jackson '75) , a daughter, Sara Elizabeth born Jan. 25, 1977. She is their f rst child. They live in Ca ma , Wash., where Ben is a shareholder in a cooperative plywood mill in Stevenson, Wash. They just recently purchased a new home. M/M JERRY PROTEXTOR are the parents to two children, daughter, Katherine, born Feb­ r u a r y 1 7 , 1 9 75 a n d a s o n , Jonathan, born May 1 2 , 1976. They join step children, Robert 18, Kent, 15, and Rebecca, 14. Jerry is a pastor in Hunter, N.D. M/M FRE D E R I C K CLARK ( Glenice Nass '70), a son, Erik Marston, born March 17, 1977. Erik is their first child and they live in Tacoma, Wash.



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McTee Earns National Composing ecognition Cindy McTee ( , 75) of Ea ' on ville is the only person from the North­ west among 13 U.S. composers to w i n awards in the Broadcast Music I ncorporated (BM!) stu­ dent composer's competition. Miss McTee, 24, and the other winners were presented cash awards at a reception held in their honor in New York City early last month. Her award-winning piece is "String Quartet No. I" for two violins, viola and cello. Miss McTee polished her ta­ lents three years ago while work­ ing with Polish composer Krzysz­ tof Penderecki. It all began in her junior year at PLU when Pen­ derecki visited the campus during a festival of contemporary music. He invited her to live with his family in Cracow, Poland, where for one year she could tutor his children in English in exchange for an opportunity to study at the Cracow Conservatory of Music. She returned with a new-found vigor to pursue her studies at PLU and graduated with a degree in theory and composition. She won an assistantship at Yale Universi­ ty, where Penderecki now teaches as a visiting professor. She returns to Yale next fall to complete the second half of her three-vear degree program under the tutelage of Pend e r e c k i , B ruce MacCo mbie and Jacob Druckman.

Maki Retires After Career In Education A former PLU student body president and member of the Choir of the West has retired after 37 years as an educator. Arne Maki '40 closed out his career last month after serving the last 26 years as principal of Wol fle Elementary School in Kingston, Wash. Back-to-school time next fall will be rough on him, he admits, but he is looking forward to retire­ ment. "It has been a lifetime," he said, "from the age of six until the present time. I have spent 53 years in the classroom, either as a student, an instructor, or a prin­ cipal."

ollow The Lutes To The Kingdome

Lute Luminaries Baseball Righthander Doug Becker fashioned a 7-6 record while shortstop Steve Irion swat­ ted a school record eight home runs in a 13- 1 9 campaign. Both were al l -conference selections . First baseman John Zamberlin was a NAJA Dist. 1 all-star pick . Sophomore outfielder Randy Ayers paced the Lute hitters with a .340 mark . . . "FLU was 9-8 in NWC play. -

Lute footballers w ill take o n cross­ town rival University of Puget Sound in Seattle's Kingdome on Sept. 17. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered from the UPS Athletic Dept., T a co m a 9g416. Prices are $6, $S, and $4. Indi ca te '"PLU fans" on your order for seat location purposes.





Roy Carlson directed Golf the Lute linksters to a fifth con­ secutive NWC title. Runner u p Willamette was 2 6 strokes back . Senior Scott Barnum earned All·NWC honors, finishing second in individual medal play . . . The Lutes nose-cii ed to fifth at the district tourney. -

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Eastern Washington State Col­ lege, which has not met Pacific Lu theran on the gridiron since 1967, will fill the void in the Lutes' 1977 schedule which was created by Whitman's decision to drop football. The Eagles and Lutes will clash Nov. 19 in Cheney, leaving the Oct. 29 date, originally occupied by Whitman, open on the PLU slate.

P ac i fi c Lut heran's 1977 schedule: Sept. lO - Alumni, 7:30; Sept. 17 - Puget Sound at the Kingdome, 7: 30; Sept. 24 - Cent­ ral Washington, 7:30; Oct. 1 Willamette at Salem, 1 :30; Oct. 8 - Linfield, 1 : 30; Oct. 15 - Pacific at Forest Grove, 1 :30; Oct. 22 College of Idaho, 1 :30; Oct. 29 .. Open; Nov. 5 - Whitworth at � Spokane, 1 :00; Nov. 12 - Lewis & Clark (Homecoming), 1: 30; Nov. 19 - Eastern Washington at Cheney. 1 :30.


N etters Place 8th At NAIA Tournament

PLU Earns 5th Straight NWC Trophy

Led by All-Am erican Dave Trageser, PLU netters recorde d their best finish ever at th NAJA national tennis tournament in Kansas City. Mike Benson's troops finished in a tie for eighth place, bettering the 12th place windup in 1974 and 10th position of last year. Trageser, a sophomore from Puyallup, won five straight sing­ les matches before bowing out in the quarter finals. In advancing to the NAIA's elite eight, Trageser became the first PLU netter to e ar n A l l - A m e r i c a n h o n o r s . Trageser finished the season 30-4 and has a two-year mark of 58-9. PLU, scoring 15 points in the tourney, got double-duty from Trageser. The asphalt ace teamed with senior Gary Wusterbarth in doubles. This combination be­ came the first PLU unit ever to advance to the national quarterfi­ nal s . PLU ' s duo finally s u c ­ cumbed i n the round o f 16.

For the fifth consecutive year, PLU has captured the John Lewis All Sports Trophy, symbolic of total-program athletic supremacy in the Northwest Conference . During 1976 -77 in the nine rec­ ognized league sports for men, PLU picked up 98 points to run­ nerup Lewis & Clark's 88. Wil­ lamette registered 86, Pacific 58, Whitworth 56, Linfield 55, Whit­ man 44, and College of Idaho 19. Scoring is based on 14 points for first pJace, 12 for second, down to zero for an eighth place windup in any sport. PLU won three championships outright - swimming, golf, and tennis. Lute athletes were second in cross country, tied for second in football and basketball, fourth in wrestling and track, and fifth in baseball.



Tennis - Jan Migaki's femnet· tes compiled a 10-4 record, plac­ ing second in the northern area tournament. Number one singles player Jud y Carlson was second in the area tourney, while the Carlson-Terri Miller combo grab­ bed the Avis position in first doubles .

Track - Golden boy Gary An­ drew pocketed first place hard­ ware at the NWC spike meet. The Tacoma sophomore soared 2210% in the long jump, 47-3 in the triple j ump. PLU was fourth as a team . . . Jon Thieman sent a mini-squad to Cheney for the district go-around, PLU claiming fifth place . . . Junior Dan Clark and senior Gordon Bowman com­ peted at the NAIA national meet in their 1500 and 5000 meter specialties, but were eliminated in the Qualifying heats .

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Two Norwegians, Bjorn Melsom (left) of La.rvi.k, and Dagny Hovi, from Fagemes, have styrket (strengthened) three Lote sports programs. Melsom, an accomplisbed rower, was a fixture Oll PLU's li ghtweight four, wbile Hovi b roke both the women's 1 500 and 3000 meter school standards in track an d competed in crew.

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Lutes, left, battle University of Puget Sound in this year's Meyer Cup race.

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There' s An Ecstatic Feeling When Precision Rowers Go Full Bore . . . A Feeling Of Flying

T h e l a t e G e orge Yeomans Pocock, internat i on ally � acclaimed sculptor of racing WI' shells, reached his prejudicial p i nnacle with the utterance : "Rowing i s the finest art there is." His incantation did not fall on deaf ears . S ince 1 9 64, PL U oarspeople have been caught in the spell. As Dave Peterson, Lute crew caliph, puts it: "At PLU, this i nvolvement is something that transcends sport." Pet e rson , an acco m pl is h e d oarsman and Lute commodore in his un ergraduate days, ays PLU's tradition sets crew apart, not only from the University's other sports offerings, but from the flotilla progranls at other � schools in the area. Afflicted with acute adversity WI' since infancy, PLU crew history parallels the script of the Horatio Alger story, except that in the Lute version, rags-to-riches i s followed b y near-bankruptcy. In capsule chronology , coach-less PLU athletes with a pioneer spirit, both physically and financially pulled the program together. Cloaked in obscurity, the club sport generated little · fanfare. PLU vaulted into the national limelight in 1970, cruising past the Pac-8 powers to win the A Western Sprints, placing third at .. the prestigious Intercollegiate Row i n g A s s o c i a t i o n c h a m ­ pionships in heavyweight fours. To prove that the feat was no fluke, PLU returned to Syracuse in 1972 for a fifth-place showing. A women's crew team surfaced and promptly notched a sixth place finish at the 1972 national row-down. PLU ran off a string of eleven straight Meyer Cup wins over University of Puget Sound i n men's eights. Rowers gained the services of a part-time coach. � Bright hopes for a return to the national halcyon days lifted the WI' spirits of the self-funding crew buffs. Then came the shel lhouse fire in May of 1 975. All was lost. Emerging from the ashes is a slow proce s s , but pluck and persev erance are prevail i n g . After relinquishing possession of the Meyer Cup foit" two years to UPS, the Lutes regained the cup t h i s s p ri n g a n d a d d e d th e w o m e n ' s equivalent, the Lamberth Cup. Still operatin g without a boathouse, Peterson has nonetheless directed his charges to 21 racing wins in his two springs at the helm. Race course layouts are such that crew is a difficult sport 'to follow as a spectator. And what is not seen in sport is often not understood . Peterson responds to some questions we always wanted to know about rowing, but were embarrassed to ask.

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sport of basic motion, requiring s y m metry of move ment, but rather undemanding physically. The oarsperson feels he or she is part of a l arg e r u n i t , each performing precisely the same way, with a great deal of finesse, and required to exert a tre· mendous amount of strength in a sport which is mentally taxing as well. Finally, the coach looks at a r a c e in t h e n ar row s e n s e , constantly nitpioking for the m iniscule mi stakes which set first and last place." Are there facets of coaching crew that are foreign to other team sports? Peterson: "There are several, but foremost, u nlike my counterparts in football and bas ket ball, I can't r e n d e r vocal help from the sidelines. Usually I'm standing on the shore. Even if I 'm following the shell 'n a launch, it's illegal for me to shout instructions." What are the fundamental aspects in effective rowing? Peterson : " In a physical sense, the most important thing is relaxa· ' tion. The rower must conserve e n er g y , a p p l y i n g it only to muscles that are working in the ' stroke. Mentally, concentration is critically important. A rower needs a controlled rhythm and a sense of anticipation. There is an opportunity to compensate for mistakes." What is the job of the coxswain? Peterson: "The coxswain call out the strategy of the race, so must have excellent judgm ent Steering is also crucial. It doesn't take much to throw the balance off. Sloppy steering, weaving over the course of a race, could cost as much as a length or two. Before changing the cadence, which is to say the strokes per

minute, the cox must give the rowers a warning two strokes in advance. " Which oarsperson is the key figure in the shell? Pet rson : 'The stroke, in the extreme stern position, initiates what the cox is saying . A tempo setter, the stroke must have the greatest endurance and smoothest stroke. There has to be an awareness between stroke and coxswain in relation to the rest of the. boat." What is PLU's basic ra e plan? Peterson: "First, we're geared to run at full power for 2000 met-ers in a men's race, 1000 for the women. The men go out at 36·39 beats a minute for the first 20 strokes (the women 15). At that point the stroke is settled into a race beat from 32·35 for th body of the race. At the 500 meter mark we hit what we call a 'power 10', 1 10 percent effort at the same beat for 10 strokes. The main e m p h a s i s here is controlled recovery. At 1000 meters we do a 'power 20', and another ' 10' at 1500 meters. With 300 meters left we'll spring to a 36·39 cadence. Actually, we row two or three beats lower than other crews, but concentrate on a longer stroke. A fast eight-oared shell might reach 15 miles an hour and average 12 for a race. A swift four could average 101/2." Do the elements raise havoc with some of your best-formed plans? Peterson: "Yes. In rough water we have a problem with balance and, of course, there is nothing worse for morale than rowing into a head wind. In these conditions, there is the ever-present possibility of 'catching a crab', the inability to get the oar out of the water at the f i n i s h of a strok e . Fog and

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Cathy Johnson, left, and Ruth Babcock have served as commodore and vice-commodore of the women's crew team_ Cathy won the team Inspirational Award a year ago; Ruth is this year's winner_ darkness hinder our workouts in the winter months." What do you look for in recruiting an oarsperson? Petersori: "I can't scout the high schools like other PLU coaches do, since there are no prep crew teams as such, although Seattle does have three age group club tea m s . M a ny of our rowing prospects are athletes with prep experience in other sports who are seeking a new challenge. The ideal rower would be tall and slim, not too bulky, because we're looking for people with flexibility. The desire for supplene ss is evident in our weight program, where we do high repetitions at ' low w e i g h t to develop long muscles. Size isn't really a factor. The men's lightweight shell can't average over 1SS pounds, the w o m e n 1 2 5 . Our flyweight women's four, 115 pound average, won the championship at the 1977 regional regatta. " What effect did the shellhouse fire have on the program? P e t e r s o n : "We l o s t a l l o u r equipment including relics - old o a r s a n d te am p i c t u r e s everything but the shell trailer. The fire signaled either the end of crew or a new beginning. The immediate result was our worst season ever. But the incident made us bear down. There was a revival and a "new spirit. We still d o n ' t h a v e a boat h o u s e at American Lake and it cost a bundle to replace the shells. We lost two eights, the Piranha and the Sleipen, and a four; Walter E. Neils, the latter shell a gift from M r . N e i l s ' w i d o w . W e 've purchased a new e i gh t, t h e George Yeomans Pocock, and replaced the four with the Walter E. Neils II. Ours is an expensive s port. These sleek western red cedar shells, just 3/16 of an inch

thick at the hull, cost $5300 for an eight, $3S00 for a four. The oars are $120 each." With your lengthy fall and spring split-season, often dawn and dusk practices in adverse weather, what is the adhesive that causes rowers to stick with the program? Peterson : ':They enjoy being around people with s i milar ' interests, for one thing. There's a unity between the men's and women's segment which extends off the lake. This feeling of togetherness is fostered during our spring break trip. One can detect attitudes forming, seeing rowing as a way of life. It's a welcome break in the daily academic grind to get physically removed from c a m p u s . T h e a tm o s phere is j u st great on American Lake, viewing sunrise and sunset on water of glass, serenaded by wildlife. There's an ecstatic feeling when precision " rowers go full bore, a feeling of flying. Then too, there are always new challenges in competition." W i t h the big p u s h towards lifetime participation sports, isn't crew more of a shor t-term venture? Peterson: "Not really. Stan Olsen, a 1973 grad, continued rowing and w a s aboard the Cambrid g e lightweight eight that won a national title. Jim Puttler, three years removed from PLU, was a fixture on the Springfield Rowing Association senior eight that captured the national crown in 1975. I've had the opportunity to c o m p e t e e x t e n s i v e ly s i �ce graduating in 1974 and rowed for Boston 's Charles River light­ weight, which won a silver medal. Rowing in sculls is popular for older people as well. For many of us who 'have had exposure to the sport, crew remains a lifestyle."

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The performance date is drawing near. a Rehearsals are more rigorou s ; the conductor is becoming more demanding. H i s standards are high. Like a pole vaulter, he keeps inching the bar upward. " A ga i n ! " he commands. "Again ! " "We must b e more than techni­ cians . . . we must develop musi­ cianship." When the rehearsal is over, the performers practice as soloists so they can blend with the ensemble. To passersby, the practice room in Eastvold Auditorium emit s a


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cacophony of dissonant sounds clashing together as the individua als practice their piece of the " whole. In the classroom, they study the music from an analytical perspec­ tive and from the standpoint of social and philosophical implica­ tions. They try to learn what the composer is communicating. In lessons with the faculty, they are encouraged to refine their skills. Practice more. Fuse their technique with musical interpre­ tation. Raise the bar a little higher. Their commitment to the up- a . coming performance IS tota l . Their perseverance is unswerving . . . sometimes painful be­ cause of sacrifices that must be made. The music infuses their mind, body, and spirit. When the night of the concert arrives, the performers' presence in the auditorium creates an am­ bience, even before the music begins. As the maestro and the performers await the audience's hush, they exude dignity and con- a fidence arising out of their know- ,., ledge they have prepared dili­ g e n t l y for months for this moment. During the concert, the musi­ cians rivet their attention on the c o n d u c to r w h o g u i d e s them through the nuances , shadings and colorings of the composition. Together, they crea te a masterful i nterpr etatio n of the m u si cal message. . The jumble of black notes on the score has been transformed into an enriching experience for both the performers and the audi­ ence. The musici an s are sati s fied w i t h their artistic accomplish­ ment. The bar can be ifted higher still. To Dr . Maurice Skones, these "mountain-top" experiences are crucial to the development of suc­ cessful musicians.


"I also believe they must have these experiences on a recurring basis," said the chairman of the PLU music department. Choosing his words very care-

Music Departme t Encourages Constant Pursuit Of Higher Standards m u s i c department as a member. As part of the NASM require­ ments, an association accredita­ tion team has vi sited the campus an the department has engaged in extensive self-study. In its report to NAS M, the de­ partment could refer to numerous accomplishments of its faculty and students:

fully, Dr. Skones said, "By ex­ periencing music at a 'refined' level, the student can then raise his own goals and develop his own personal vision." The director of the Choir of the West said the PLU music depart­ ment sees no dichotomy between academics and performance. "The only d i fference is the depth of exposure a student has in a particular area, depending on his educational objectives," said Dr. Skones. At PLU, there are many av­ enues for performing as a soloist


- There now are 237 students enrolled in the department, mak­ ing it the largest musi c depart­ ment of any Lutheran college in America and ranking it among the largest music departments in the orthwes t. - Each music faculty member is an artist in his own right and performs frequently on campus and in the community.

or in large or small ensembles to complement c l a s s room e x peri ­ ences. The Choir of the West, which toured six European countries in June, and the University Chorale directed by Ed Harmic make ap­ pearances on the campus and in the community throughout the year, in addition to their annual concert tours.

He suggested the PLU music faculty is "second to none in any university in the country," and praised their high level of "esprit de corps," dedication to their stu­ dents and willingness to be 'inno ­ vative ."

For i n st r u m e n tal s t u de n t s , t h e r e a r e p e rfor m i n g oppor­ tunities with the University Or­ chestra d irected by Dr. Jerry Kracht and the Contemporary Di­ rections Ensemble directed by David Robbins.

- Music graduates from PLU have been recognized for their musical artistry. Cindy M cTee '76, for mstance, won a oveted B�n national award for composi­ tion while a graduate student at Yale.

This year, a faculty cham bel' music series organized by R i c hard Farner is adding still another dimension to the music life on campus. Dr. Skones explained that in the classroom students are exposed not only to tbe " legacy of the art" but also to the "state of the art." 'Eight years ago," he noted, " we brought in Professor Robbins to help make students and faculty aware of and understand the cur­ rent streams of music and what will be happening tomorrow." The dec ' sion to incorporate con ­ temporary and "avante garde" music into the curriculum was, said Dr. Skones, also an attempt to give students a competitive edge against those who had not been exposed to the full gamut of musical thrusts. "At first, there was some resis-

Dr. M11urice Skones tance to the strange, 'electronic' music Robbins introduced to the campus," admitted Dr. S kones . Now, however, all ensembles in­ clude some contem porary or av­ ante garde music in their prog­ ramming. "Faculty view the avante garde m u s i c f r o m an e xperimen tal viewpoint," he continued. "I believe the acceptance of contemporary music forms r e ­ lates t o a goal o f education - to break down prejudices and allow

the mind to be flooded with new ideas - giving students the abili­ ty to see the present and future, not just the past. " Dr. Skones pointed out the 197778 school year is especially im­ portant to music faculty and stu­ dents. In November, the National Assoc' ation of Music Schools will vote on whether to accept tbe

.Y u li H olland and Constance Koschmann won first and third place, respectively, in Northwest Metropolitan O pera Auditions. - Choirs directed by graduates of the PLU music depart men t consistently receive superior rat­ ings at divisional contests . In Dr. Skones' opinion, such accomplishments can be traced to the persistence with which the music faculty have raised stan­ dards for levels of artistic perfor­ mance. Always raising the bar. "In our department," said Dr. Skones, c cwe are preparing our t u d e n ts for the elect ri fyi n g changes that are occurring in the music field and developing their ability to handle these changes. "

A Stude t's Perspective On European Tour

Choir Perf rmances Touch European Audiences

Like t e playing of some ethereal instrument

By T im othy Beck

. . . an expression of tbe commo­ tion and richness of life in a close traveling community through ex­ cerpts of a tour journal . . S/22m What am I doing here in this calliope of masses ? S e e k i ng, p ra i s i ng, finished, begi,ming, Squirming for relief from heat or seats too warm. What does Europe mean ?

S/29m Wi th fi elds flying this earth po es by. Ca ties encrusted in aged relics are viewed with cursory glances. We do not comprehend the val­ ues or the times. Nor do we stop to listen as we circle in our little dallce. VisiollS call reveal as much as words whell deeply understood. Bu t time is of the essence. We do not wait to discover if we could. Stylized vie wing sessions. Still, green hills roll through streaming streaks of color. Shades of lessons left untold, of lives whose pas ions were left alone. Cities stand as gleami ng remin­ ders of the sagas that we cull. Discontentedly, shadows slip.

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By Jim Peterson

Two of Europe's finest compos­ ers, Ingvar Lidholm of Sweden and Hans Werner Zimmerman of Ger­ many were among thousands of Europeans who reacted with en­ thusiasm and even awe to the performances o f the P a c i f i c Lutheran University Choir o f the West. On June IS, near the end of a month-long tour of six European countries, the 88-member ensem­ ble. including a 24-piece orchestral ensemble, performed at the Stor­ kyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden, part of the Royal Palace in the Old Town. I

Lidholm, one of the world's lead­ ing avant-garde composers, was in the audience. One of the works on the choir's concert program was "A Riveder Le Stelle," written by Lidholm in 1973. Following performance of his work, the 65-year-old composer rose from his seat and stepped to the podium to bow to the choir and director Dr. Maurice Skones. Later he said, "That is absolutely the most beautiful and powerful per­ formance of the work that I have heard ! " He was jubilant, embracing choir members and congratulating

East Germany exit,

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While being in East Germany, I feel a desire to escape to some remote tropical beach with no responsibility or care. Berlin was a powerful city. West Berlin has a feeling of captivity, of being caught by some unseen gripping force. It was terrible that as we s a n g i n t h e K a i s e r Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, many youth of our own age begged and ineb­ riated themselves on the church steps and no one did anything to change this. Nor did I . Who am I to say I care, and how can I accuse Hitler? But this is un­ realistic, say I to me. East Berlin, a city lost, a place oppressed, a construction of concrete and a tangle of bombed churches never repaired, and a place where bullet scars from 32 ye�rs ago still adorn silent, stark buildings; and I leave this city and claim myself free. What right did I have to leave ? Berlin holds m a n y memories and many fears. Lord, deliver me from myself. I felt a load lifted as the Choir left the city and moved toward a ferry to Denmark. Freedom gate.

A I'll be glad to see that ferry, and even more to be across. I'm hungry. Mom ? God is not quite vanquished yet. The signs say the Soviets set us free. Have the Germans been set free from themselves ? Are they building a new people? I do not understand inescapable oppression if it becomes only a way of life. Je Starken der Sozialis m u r, desto stabiler der Frieden.

6/23/77 Time has remained consistent to itself and memory becomes the only proof of the reality of Europe. I feel as if our speed has allowed us no time to understand,

o n l y t i m e enough to catch glances, leaving us with shallow impressions of a land our heritage binds us to, and a land that has touched our lives. Choir tour was a tremendous time. A time of great hopes. The many locations and lives that we briefly met stand as a reminder of the rich­ ness and fullness of life, and the goodness of God. Speak, Child, speak, to bring across the visions of late night dreamings; Voyager of visions; Carrier of hopes; B e a ri n g t h e b u r d e n of a t h o u s a n d galaxies upon your breast; M o � i ng with quiet s t i llness throughout a turbid atmosphere.

Dr. Skones repeatedly. To Vicki Contavespi, a 1977 PLU graduate from Billings, MonL •• whose exquisite solo concludes the . piece, he said, "Never have I heard a singer generate so much warmth and purity in that part. How could you do it?" Earlier on the tour Miss Con­ tavespi had been offered a teach­ ing position at the 300-year-old Kussnacht Seminar, a voice teach­ er training school in Zurich, Swit­ zerland, by its director, Dr. Karl Schueber. She plans to return there later this summer. Earlier that week the choir had . performed in Berlin, Germany, at . Kirchentag 1977, a ga bering of tens of thousands of Christians from both Western and Eastern Europe. The choir's representation of America and the West carried implications beyond the presenta­ tion of a musical concert. Carried over Berlin radio and television, the program also included a greeting by Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU president The following day, Sunday, June 12, the choir presented a full . concert in the new Kaiser Wilhelm . Gedachtniskirche in the center of downtown Berlin. The cathedral is built on the site of the original h i sto ric cathedral which was bombed into near ruins during World War II. German composer Hans Werner Zimmerman visited with the Choir of the West throughout the day, during which the choir performed his popular spiritual, "In That Great Gettin' Up Morning." Zimmerman's reaction to the performances was, "Never did I dream I would hear my work so grandly and so beautifully inter­ preted. Wonderful ! Fantastic ! " The choir premiered a new work in Zimmerma n's home church which he had written specially for the occasion. A review by Critic Torstein Grythe in the June 2 1 edition of Aften Posten , Oslo, Norway's largest daily newspaper, was rep­ resentative of the professional reaction to the choir. He wrote, ". . . Students from Pacific Luthe­ ran University made a very strong

impression on the aud· ence in Dom kirche. "By American standards, PLU is a small university. For that reason, it is unbelievable that full-time students can achieve results which must be envied by many profes­ sional choirs . "The Choir had good voices in all sections, but with an evenness, a breath technique and precision that I find it difficult to remember having heard before. " . . . We got to hear Haydn's 'Mass' brilliantly performed, with especially fine soloists and a chamber orchestra which had a very nearly professional quality. "In the motet by Reger I was really taken aback. It was a really inspired performance." At most concerts the perfor­ mance of Reger's "0 Tod, Wie

Bitter Bist Du" left many weeping and some actually sobbing. At not one place did applause follow the selection. Grythe echoed compo ser Lidholm's sentiments when he also observed, "The Choir performed I n gvar Lidholm 's avant-gard e work with a diminuendo so master­ ly that it cannot be done better. For me, that was the first time I have experienced 'music' in that kind of piece. It was felt that the whole audience was deeply moved." He continued, "The Vaughan Williams work [Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge], in cooperation with organ and trumpets, was also excellently performed. Some en­ cores were sung, and the audience rose spontaneously in awed tribute to the Choir and its very outstand-

ing director, Dr. Maurice Skones." He expressed the desire that the Choir of the West visit again soon. As meaningful to the Choir and its director, however, were the responses of the general audi­ ences. Following a concert in Zurich, for instance, an elderly music critic from Jerusalem wept as he related that he had loved Haydn's "Nelson" Mass all his life and had heard it scores of times, but never had he heard it sung with such power and beauty. He encour­ aged a future Choir visi.t t o Jerusalem. Mrs. Giroux, a PLU adminis­ trator, had heard the Choir of the West scores of times prior to the tour. "But never," she observed, "have I been sensitive enough or perhaps close enough to watch Dr.

Skones actually 'play' as on some e the real instrument. He would pluck this voice and prolong that phrase in an altogether different way from the concert before. It is an intense and profound experi­ ence for the musicians as well as the listeners." Planned to coincide with the Choir of the West's 50th anniver­ sary, the European concert tour began May 24 and continued through June 23. The tour began in Germany and continued through Austria, Switzerland , Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I t was the Choir's third European concert tour since 1964 and, as critic Kjell Johnsen wrote in the Oslo Morgenbladet, it enhanced the organization's international reputation as "one of the finest university choirs in America."


A) Relaxing before Orebro, Sweden concert B) Choir leaves Oslo to return home C) B efo re concert C

Photos by Diane Pagkos, Puyallup senior

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D) Old and new Kaiser Wilhelm church structures in Berlin E) Eric Kuester of Tacoma at Berlin Zoo F) Orchestra rehearses with Dr. Maurice Skones in Zurich G) Ph otographer Diane Pagkos with busdriver Erwin Kluge

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A Crescendo of Cherished Memories ­ Chapter II By Lucllle Giroux Asst. to the president for University Relations

(The first leg of the Choir of the West 's s ummer European tou r was recalled by Mrs. Giroux in the June issue of Scene.)

AUSTRIA - Joanne Rieke's an­ cestral land. where her great­ grandmother once told Emperor Franz Josef that her husband had served him ]ong enough and was needed at home. His Royal High­ ness agreed ; he was released, and they emi grated to Oregon. The lush ro lli ng hill s between In­ nsbruck and Salzburg could be transferred comfortably into the Willamette Valley, where they made their home. The grainlands were ready for h arvesting in mid-June. Sleek machinery spewed out neat bun­ dles of processed stalks. Across the road, men and women were cutting grain with wood-handled scythes. Row after row of golden shocks were stacked on ingenious twig tepees, to all ow the drying breeze to flow through. Genera­ tion ago, 'ome medieval painter could ha ·e en inspired to re­ cord his eanh)' scene. auburg wa celebrating when e arrived A week-long mu c fe ti al wa in full swing. Concert hall , heatres, churche all \ ere f i ll ed w Jth operas, sym­ phony and cham her orchestras. The Choir of the West appeared in the acoustically excellent Aula at the Uni verslty of Salzburg. The audiences were composed mostly -

o f s t u d e n t s a c c u s t o m e d to Europe's finest music. Their re­ ponse was startling - the rumbl­ ing, thunderous applause of hands and feet, reserved for their high­ est accolade. Afterwards, a facul­ ty member stopped Dr. Rieke to say, "Somehow, we've lost that faith which we felt again through your Choir. How we long for that message ! " Vienna ! The past permeate s every step - museums, palaces, parliament, churches, streets, for­ tresses. Awesome St. Stephen's Cathedral presides in the heart of the city. Imagine the Choir'S glorious strains from Haydn's "Nelson Mass" filling the cathed­ ral where Haydn himself often composed and performed. In that setting, the music has a compel­ ling dimension that reaches ac­ ross the centurie s. Operas start early in Vienna. There is much conviviality bet­ ween acts, with wine flowing, sub­ stantial foods served leisurely , and a general bonhomie that is contagious . We w e n t t o t w o operas - Mussogorski's colossal four-hour "Boris Gudunow" by the Vienna Staatsoper and the Volksoper production of Johann Strauss' "Eine Nacht in Venedig" ("A Night in Venice"). The nights go on and on. Opera buffs and celebrants from the (in) famous Grinzing Gardens met in the outdoor Stadtplatz to waltz into the morning hours. What if the orchestra did go home at mid­ night? No matter - "I'll sing accordian! " " . . . violin! " " . . . sousaphone! " " . . . drums l " The waltz went on as the singers ot the cutting edge in played on. musical breakthrough - but not dull.

Prices are outrageously high in all of Europe, but particularly in Vienna. Coffee $1 80 per cup at a sidewalk cafe, shirts - $60; shoes - $85; suits $480 and more; an average meal in an aver­ age cafe - $15. When the ambas­ sador at the U.S. Embassy was asked how people manage 0 re­ main financially solvent, he aid that although costs are sky·high, o are ruarie and wages. C r expen.:es are minimal since pub­ lic tran p rta Ion i effident and inexpen 'i e. lousmg i the least costly - rental rate bave been frozen for the past orty years, Vhmalize a cJean she t of paper with a drop of ink splotched slightly off-center. That's West ­ or free - Berlin surrounded by East - or communist territory. West Berlin was taut with politi­ cal tension. A professor of politi­ cal science from the University of Berlin told us that, in his judg­ ment, the only thing that keeps the city from exploding is the threat of nuclear war. The Con-



f erence of European Churches had brought approximately 70,000 Christians into the city from both East and West. The Choir had been cleared to sing at one of the evening worship services, and President Rieke brought a greet­ ing from the West. We did not realize until later what a coup that participati o n w a s . E v e n among the churches, there i s con­ stant sensitivity to the balance of power between the East and West. The other concerts in Berlin were dramatic in other ways. In November of 1943, Allied planes bombed central Berlin. The Nazis had built an underground system of war factories. Above this sys­ tem stood the pride of Berlin, the K a i s e r W i l h e l m G e d a c h t n i s­ kirche. Today, nothing remains of the original church but the ruins of the tower, with a new church next to the old. This new church with its rich blue stained glass windows provided the setting for the final Berlin COllcert. A flour­ ishing city of shops, cafes, clubs aud train stations now occupies the old underground factories. ot everyone crossed Check­ Point Charlie into East Berlin. Those who did left all their per­ s onal identifi cation - wallets, passports, money - at the guard station and were given a ticket to be used to get back out. Students came back shaken and much so­ bered. "There is a feeling of op­ pression that is almost phys i­ cal." au emptiness of the human spir·t . . tt I t was like being i n the 'Twilight Zone '." No one who saw and felt the thick wall - with its e scape -proof mechanisms and the markers on the West side in honor of the dead who tried to escape - can take freedom for granted. C o p e n h a g e n , O r e b r o, Stoc­ kholm, Uppsala - each city has a tale to be lold (and undoubtedly retoW). Dr. Skones agrees that the high point of the tour was the performance in Stockholm's Stor� kyrkan (see preceding pages). Al Giles recorded all con ce rt s and urely most of the Stockholm con­ cerr will be heard again in the finished recording. o 10 was like coming hom T h ere were friends to meet, ce





warm and friendly visits, dinners, l o n g m i d n i g h t - s u n e v e n ings , meetings with supporters in busi­ ness and industry, shopping. In the Domkirche - King Olav's church - clapping is forbidden. As the Choir concluded the con­ cert, the audience rose in silent tribute. Three days of home visits in Tonsberg ended the month-long tour. The language barrier soon dissolved in warm and gentle ex­ pressions of welcome. Bishop Hauge, familiar to many North­ westerners, had prepared the way for everyone from PLU. The final concert in the lOO-year old Tons­ berg church was deeply moving. For many Choir members, it was their last concert together. For t h e c o n g r e g a t ion, which has hosted many choirs from the U.S. and Europe, it was the first time in its history that any group had been applauded within the church walls. Who can know what the impact of the tour wil l be in the lives of the students? History, economics, customs, political forces became real and vivid through experi­ ence. Certainly perspectives were broadened, and understanding of our inter-relatedness with others was sharpened. But the profound and positive effect of the Choir on people - in concert, as well as in personal encounters - was af­ firmed again and again by those who spoke to us in every country. ·'Lord, Thou has been our re­ fuge, from one gen-er-a-tion to a n -o t b- e r . . . . " E v e n n o w months later, that swelling chord from Psalm 90 comes weeping throagh my mind unexpectedly. It leaves a crescendo of cherished memories of people, times and places in its wake. j

PLU Artist Series Offers Top 1977-78 Attractions Two of the country's finest pro­ fessional musicians and two high­ ly contrasting dance companies will be brought to the Tacoma community this season by the Pacific Lutheran University Ar­ tist Series. The i nternatio nally-renowned Roger Wagner Chorale and jazz pianist Billy Taylor are scheduled for concerts Jan. 19 and March 6 respectively. The Bill Evans Dance Company of Seattle which has brought na­ tional dance recognition to the northwest will open the PLU Ar­ tists Series season Friday, Oct. 7. In response to the continuing popularity of the eastern Europe style of folk dancing, PLU also


offers the highly-touted Massen­ koff Russian Folk Festival. The performance is scheduled for Nov. 13. Now in its 31st year, the Roger Wagner Chorale has been rated "second to none in the world" by conductor Leopold Stokowski. A si mila"r tribute was voiced by Eugene Ormandy, who described it as "the finest chorus I have ever conducted." Wagner performances and re­ cordings h a v e b e e n e n j o y e d around the world. Billy Taylor, a versatile jazz pian i s t , c o m p o s e r . arranger, teacher and even actor, began his career as a part of the New York jazz revolution of the '40's and '50's with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and other greats. He has s urvived to become the elder statesman of jazz. The Evans Company of Dance Theatre, Seattle, has emerged re­ cently as one of the most highly respected organizations of its kind in the country. Saturday Re­ view magazine calls Evans "one

of the best choreographic forces to touch the whole America n dance scene. " This season the company will tour 22 states from Maine to California. Most of the perfor­ mances are under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts Dance Touring Program. The Massenkoff Russian Folk F e s t i v a l o f f e r s a b r i l liantly choreographed program of au­ thentic Russian songs and folk dances. Colorfully costumed as Russian peasants, Ukranians and sailors, the dancers perform to the accompaniment of an ethnic instrument ensemble which in­ cludes balalaikas, dormas, accor­ dians and flutes. The troupe is conducted by Nikolai Massenkoff a Russian­ Mongolian whose rich operatic bass voice is one of the highlights of the program. PLU Artist Series season tic­ kets and individual performance tickets are on sale at the PLU University Center.

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Six Christmas Concerts To Be Presented The annual PLU Christmas Fes­ tival Concert is one of the high­ lights of the campus fine arts season. Held in early December, the concert series has become a traditional opening of the Christ­ mas season for thousands of PLU friends and alumni in the Puget Sound area. This year's concerts will spot­ light more than 150 PLU students. They will include members of the Choir of the West, under the di­ rection of Maurice Skones, the University Chorale, directed by Edward Harmic, and selecte d members of the University Sym­ phony Orchestra. Poulene's "Gloria" is the fea­ tured concert work. In addition to campus perfor­ mances Dec. 1, 3, 9 and 1 1 , the Christmas Festival Concert will be presented in Seattle for the fifth year (Dec. 4, Opera House) and Portland for the fourth y ear ( Dec. 10, Civic Auditorium), 8 p.m. in both cities . All campus concerts will be held in Eastvold Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. A limited number of reserved seats are available at $3 for all ages. General admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students and senior citizens. Volunteer help will be instru­ mental in making the concert series a success. Persons wishing to serve are urged to contact Noel Abrahamson, PLU manager of music organizations. • • • • • • •

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Roger Wagner

Billy Taylor

After the Spotlight Ha Dimmed .

By Judy Davis

The term "communication arts" often sparks thoughts of aspiring actors and actresses, reporters, television anchormen and d i s c jockeys. However, such "labels" do not necessarily fit students enrolled in the broadened Department of Communication Arts curriculum at Pacific Lutheran University. "While many of our students do end up in these professions, many others are in fields like teaching, bus i n e s s , p u b l i c r e la t io n s , magazine publishing and adv r­ . tising," said Gary WIlson, chalr­ man of the department. Wilson said students preparing for the ministry or law school also have found the curriculum valu­ a ble. It helps them develop the ability to "think on their feet" and . remain calm in difficult situa­ tions. 'They also learn how to be persuasive," said Wilson, head of the department for the past wo years. O v e ra l l t h e d e p a rt m e nt ' prog a m a tempts t o prepare lib­ eral art graduates to be flexible, wi h the ability to effect vely fuse verbal and non-verbal skills in conveying a message. The depart­ ment does not VIew itself as a training institute preparing "tech­ nicians. " " W e u s e a h o l i s ti c - o r humanistic - approach, trying to deve l op w ell- rou nded , people ­ o r i e n t e d i ndivi duals," said Dr. William Parker, associate profes­ sor in the communication arts department. While enrolled in the depart-

Dr. Gary Wi lson

ment students can choose from cour e s offering instruction in such subjects as radio, television and play production and reporting for the mass media as well as history of the American film and theater. In addition, there are courses geared toward helping teacher s . use the mass media and commum­ cation in the classroom. There also are offerings in the funda­ mentals of argumentation and de­ bate, oral communication persua­ sion and acting. To encourage students to de­ velop flexibility and versatility, t h e d e partme nt offers various "co-curricular" activities, includi n g forensics and drama. Personified in the PLU University Theater, the drama program is one of the most popular activities in the department, attracting stu­ dents from outside the communi­ cation arts curriculum as well as those enrolled in the department. "We encourage all communication arts students to participate in the theater productions, even though it is not a requirement of the curriculum," said Dr. Bill Becvar, associate professor in the department who, along with Dr. Parker, directs many of the productions. The productions are a form of "educational theater" which pre­ pares students not only to under­ stand the m echanics of theater production but also expose s them to a wide spectrum of drama forms . In addition, the experience of perfOrming teaches students how to work in an "ensemble:' "In our shows, there are no 'stars' - although certainly some students give outstanding performances," Dr Becvar emphasized. "We point out a production is a result of the combined efforts of many, many people, both on and off-stage," he continued. Because the department wants to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the pro­ ductions, the plays usually have casts of at least 25. Dr. Becvar stressed st udents are involved in all phases of th d r a m a t i c produ ctions , from budgeting and preparing publici­ ty to designing and making the sets and costumes. In addition, students have the opportunity to direct the plays. Two student-directed plays, one geared toward children, appear on the season's playbill of s x prod uctions. Dr. Wilson said the term "edu­ cational theater" also is a factor i n the actual selection of the playbill. "We try to provide a varied

Dr. William Becvar

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"Music Man "

(Continued from Page 8) program offering classic. popular and eclectic productions," said D . Becvar. He said the spectrum of shows is an attempt not only to educate the performers, but also the audience and their varying tastes. "Since we're not in business to make a profit with our plays, we can use this approach, " con tinued Dr. Becvar. Dr. Parker stressed that, within the educati onal framework of the de partment, the faculty strive for the "highest professional stan­ dards" for the student pe for­ mers. "Ironically/' said Dr. Becvar, "two plays I directed which I be liev were first-rate produc­ tions attracted the smallest audi­ ences." The trio of professors agreed b e ' ng able to p rovide a per­ sonalized education in a liberal arts context to receptive students were major reasons they enjoyed teaching at PLU. Dr. Pa rker said, "I appreciate the fact our students have a gen­ tleness and sensiti ity that fos­ ter comm uni cation." Dr. Wilson said the administra­ tion's support of departmental goals and sympathy for their needs were other factor that foster faculty commitment to the department. However, while the high stu­ dent caliber, administrative sup­ port and faculty dedication are major assets to the department, there is one major drawba c k : lack o f an adequate performing

"Madame Butterfly "

arts facility. Now, the music and communication arts departments must continually juggle Eastvoldt Auditori um fa cilities, clashing student and faculty schedules within the two curricula. Dr. Parker said, ''If there were no hope for such a facility in the future, there certainly would be a g reate r moral e problem than there is DOW . " Even though such a facili ty re­ maiDS a hope and a dream, the department appears determined to make maximum use of the resources availabl e in developing proficiency in its students. In the process, they emphasize those who have met with lasting success in the comm unication arts fields have developed a character and personality that maintains an appeal even when the limelight has dimmed.

"Inherit The Wind"

The Pacific Lutheran Univers i­ ty Department of Communication Arts will prese nt six plays and an evening of modern dance dur­ ing its 1977-78 season. Geoffrey Chaucer s cla s s i c , " Canterbury Tales," w il l be pre­ sented Oct. 20-23 . Nevill Coghill translated the classic for the mus­ ical stage. From Nov. 1 7-20, the playbill will feature "Tbe Miracle Work­ er" based on the life of blind­ mute Helen Keller. A student-directed production, "Aladdin," will be presented by the Alpha Psi Omega Children's Theatre Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. Another s udent-directed pro­ duction, "B utterflies are F ee," will be prese nted Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3 and 4. Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke " will be presented March 8- 12. "An Evening of Dance" will feat u re b e PLU Perfo rm in g Dance Ensemble, di re cted b y Maureen McGill, Apr' 1 4 and 15. "The Beaux Strategem" a clas­ sic 18th century comedy, will be presented April 28-29 and May 4 -6. Tickets for the production go on sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m . two weeks before the plays begin and can be reserved by calling 5316900, ext. 389. All productions begin at 8: 15 p.m. in Eastvold Auditorium. Tickets for the musical, which will offer reserved seats, will cost $3.50 for adults and $1 .50 for students ; reserved tickets for the other productions a re $3 for adults and $1 for students. A 20 per cent discount is offered to groups of 15 or more. D urin g the 1976-77 season, more than 190 roles were cast f r om s t u d en ts at PLU . The school's production "Inherit the Wind" was selected as one of four plays from among a field of six­ teen to be represented at the regionals of the American College Theatre Festival in Portland, Ore.

Underscorin g A Sense Of Community With A Cause B y Dr. William O . Rieke President, Pacific Lutheran University The tradition of academic con­ vocation stems from medieval times. Historically, it has been [he gathering of the entire univer­ sity in one of lts most important symbolic rites. The pageantry , the ritual , the beauty show the university's commitment to learn­ ing, to discipline and 0 the unen­ ding quest for truth in all of the fi Ids of human endeavor. Some would say that the academic con­ vocation is an anachronism, made so by changes in society and the passage of time. But, for PLU, convocation retains its worth. It is an uplifting, an enriching, and a directing meeting that points o u r h i g h h o p e s a n d to o u r cherished goals. More important­ l y, it reminds us that we are a community - a community which has a tremendou sly important cause. Of four definitions of the word "community" in the dictionary. only one refers to it In an imper­ sonal manner, that is to say. as a geographical site or location. The other three stress the concept of persons or eople living in close proxunity for common urpose with similar interests under com­ mon government or as a society. It is to this more common notion of community that we are com­ mitted and which I address. Paramount in this community are persons-you and I-liv i n g together. This morning we have recognized many of the persons in our community. You have heard someth ing of the impres­ sive academic credentials of our new students. Although honors-at­ entrance was raised from 3.65 to 3.75 this year, up one-tenth of a grade point, the n u m ber who qualified was greater than last year. We are proud not only of our new students, but of our con­ tinuing students. As I listened to he program this morning and to the greetings brought to you by Chairman Knudson of our Re­ gents, by Bishop Fjellma n , by ASPLU president Chris Keay and to the messages from the Chorale and Choir, I was convinced that unity exists among these persons and that they anticipated I some­ how would talk about community. Neither they nor I anticipated, however, a rush delivery of a letter which came to my desk just

Dr. William O. Rieke

minutes ago. It is written by only one group of students ; it could be written by any I was uplifted and thrilled by that sense of commun­ ity for it speaks, I think, for all o f u s . I t says, Dear Presiden t Rieke: Ordal Hall would like to send their be t wishes upon the beginning of this n.:w academic school year. This year something new and exciting is happen­ ing here in our dorm. It is visible in the spirit of OUT residents and In the every­ day functioning of our residence hall. The special sometllin is based on the key concept of community. In keeping with thi key C()lIcept, we woul ,d like to invite you to become an honorary member Of our c mmunity. Ordal i part of a larger community, and Ods is the year that Ordal will build bridges, both on n mdu,idual and campus-wide base. As Robert Benchley once said, 'It has alway seemed to me that the most difficult part " building a bridge would be to start. ' But, today marks that beginning. The Officers oj Ordal Hall

There are other persons in our community whom we have also recognized - our faculty. You have heard already of their hon­ ors. I repeat only how grateful we are that people who have trained from coast to coast, who have worked and learned at the na­ tion's best universities, and who have studied internationally are here to serve. There are other persons in our community whom we recognize with gratitude this morning - our Regents, our administrators, our alumni, our pastors. To the clergy who are here this morning, I ex­ press thanks for being present; you are an important part of our community. There is yet one other group a group too often passed by in almost every university - who are important in the sense of community. Without this group neither Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity nor any other could function. It is the group of some 260 people on our campus whom we call staff. These are our secretaries, our maintenance persons, o u r food service personnel, our lib­ rary assistants, our security indi­ viduals and on and on. This year the university will make a special effort to recognize these mem-

bers of our community by form­ ing an organization of their own called a Joint Staff Council. All of these persons then are mem bers o f our co m m u n i t y . There are more; though not here in body, they are w ith us i n thought and prayer and support. These are the many constituen­ cies outside our campus. They, too, compose the University. But, if there is a community, there must be cause or reason for it to be. We go eagerly to 1 977-78 be­ cause of the certain causes we have, of which I men tion just two. First. we are here to be most intent about our academic pur­ suits - the business of learning and growing intellectually, physi­ cally and spiritually. We intend to undertake our learning and grow­ ing most seriously. Some have mis akenly interp reted the calm that prevails upon the cam puses acros s the nation today as evi­ dence of apathy or as an ' ndica­ tion of a lack of seriousness abou t our academic processes. I would u n d e rscore that there is not apathy. there is not cynici s m , there i s not a lack of will to be on the forefront of academic en­ deavor - indeed I would say that you will not be long in your clas­ ses before you are convinced that there is great ac a d emic c hal ­ lenge. Rather, there is a seriou ' and a serene atmosphere which permits and enhances vi gorous study and i ntensive effort. I sha e a quote with you from Donald S . MacNaughton, chair­ man and chief executive officer of the Prudential Insurance Com­ pany of America. He references a recent three-year research study on campu ses such as ours and he reports , " I n comparison with people from community colleges and less selective public four­ year colleges, students from pre­ stigious . private, liberal arts in­ stitutions consistently show greater gains in reasoning ability and other academic skills during their college careers . " These gains are most important, for we live in an a ge of such rapid change that we cannot be still with any one body of knowledge. The half-life of useful technical information in t he e lectronics field is four years; the half-life of useful information in t he bio­ medical field is about five years. How better to prepare for a changing society than to have a developed ability to reason, to understand and to interact? That k nowledge comes fro m t h e liberating influence of the study of the arts and sciences on this campus. It pays, not only in emp­ loyment, but in sense of personal values and inner satisfaction. There is a second and, by my

feelin g , greater cause for our community. Elements from the U n i versity's 1963 Statement of Objectives speak to this, as we emphasize our desire to reac h beyond ourselves , to develop our personhood so that we are not only capable, but are vigorously s e e k i n g to e s t a b l i s h c r o s s­ linkages of support. communication and knowledge among us. Today, when society is being tried as never before, two things are most important. One you have heard again and again this morning, mOst recently from the Choir: that is the recognition of the supremacy of God. The other is that we support ourselves, reach- .. ing inward, drawing from the _ strength of commumty, via our cross-linkages - love to God and to commu nity . J oh n G a rdner, former secretary of the Depart­ ment of H ealth , Education. and Welfare, has written, " Everyb dy has to have something to work for which IS outside of themselve s, s o m ething bigger than them­ selves, something representi n g ideals they admire. The unhap­ piest people are the ones who never escaped the prison of the a self, who have never found ,. cause worthie than thetr own frets and ailments." What is that cause outside of ourselves ? We turn to the words of Scripture which you heard ear­ lier this morning. In the 1 2th chapter of Romans, we listened to an appeal for u to live a life of sacrifice for the good of others, to present our bodies as holy and acceptable to God. We are chal­ lenged 0 rise above conformity to the world, to be liberated by our opportunity to study, to learn, to recognize and to accept God's grace, so that our lives may be renewed and daily we may profit from such renewal. L a d i e s a n d g e n t lemen, my friends and my colleagues, how humble and how challenged I am to join with you as your president in launching a new year among a community of persons who are so talented and eager and whose po­ tential is endless. How excited I am that this community has a clear cause which is serious and p roductive o f academic excel­ lence, and a cause which will lead us into an outreach of person-to­ person contact and support through ever expanding series of cross-linkages across the entire university. It is in this sense and with the greatest of humility that I now give formal pronouncement to the opening of the academic year 1977-78 in the name of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; a I pray His presence on each of us. ,.



Financial Planning Topic Of Seminars Effort Doubles Dollars In Development '76-77

By Luther Bekemeier Vice-president, Development Good things are developing in the Development Office! After compiling and publishing our year-end reports for fiscal year 1976-77, we found many reasons to celebrate and now we want to share some of the good news with the rest of the PLU family. Almost $1 ,000,000 dollars was contributed last year to PLU thru the Development Office's efforts. That's double the amount for the year before and triple the amount for 1974-75. Out of the $1 million, $ 1 9 1 ,800 unrestricted dollar s were raised as part of the Annual Fund, the financial vehicle that provides for current operations, a n d t h a t w a s a s p e ct a c u lar $30,000 over the estimated budget allocation for the year. Alumni helped to make that figure out­ standing by contributing more to the University than ever before, $137,100. In 1976-77, PLU received a be­ quest which was the largest sing­ le gift in its history. In addition the largest unitrust ever, valued at $155,000 was made two months ago. In excess of this $1,000,000 in­ come, Federal and State grants for research, instruction and cur­ riculum totalled $956,604. The De­ velopment Office assist e d i n preparing proposals for some of those grants. Along with a very successful year of fund rai sing, we re­ searched, prepared and published a feasibility study which points to a major effort for construction of new buildings and renovation of others. Last year we exceeded our goals, but we expect even bigger developments in Development during 1977-78. Keep your eyes on Development !

Parents Corner By Milt Nesvig Assistant to the President (Parents Club Representative) Welcome to the parents of 975 freshmen and transfer students who have joined the PLU family this fall. You are now members of the PLU Parents Club. There are no dues and there is just one meeting a year. The meeting is Parents Weekend which t h i s school year is scheduled for April 13-15, 1978. The Parents Club, however, is a potent, active organization. It has an office on campus, located in the Alumni House. It has a Coun­ cil which meets four times annu­ ally. It holds area meetings for its members and families. It works with the Alumni Association for dinners and receptions. It con­ ducts opinion surveys which as­ sist the University administration in its policy decisions. It serves as a supportive arm of the institu­ tion in many ways. We invite you to participate in the various activities of the Pa­ rents Club and to feel free to channel any suggestions, que s­ tions or comments you may have through the Parents Club office. Parents Council You are welcome to contact members of the Parents Council. These persons are: Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Hopp (Co­ Chairmen) 1361 2 - 122nd Avenue E. Puyallup, Wash. 98371 Rev. & Mrs. Palmer Gedde 1813 Stevens Drive Richland, Wash. 99352 Mr. & Mrs. William G. Tennesen 5S43 Erland Point Road Bremerton, Wash. 98310 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nelson 11370 S.W. Ridgecrest Drive Beaverton, Ore. 97005 Mr. & Mrs. John Bley E. 2528 Casper Drive Spokane, Wash. 99203 A d visory me mbers o f the Council include Dr. and Mrs. Wil­ l i a m Ri eke and Mrs. Lucille Giroux. The writer of this column serves as the University's official representative.

A series of Financial Planning Seminars is being sponsored this fall by the PLU Development Office. These programs will advise partici pants of various estate planning procedures such as wills and trusts, current tax regula­ tions including an update on the Tax Reform Act of 1976, and a description of methods and ad­ vantages of charitable giving.

Attorneys, trust officers and CPA 's from the various local areas will be assisting with these seminars. Ed Larson, PLU direc­ tor of planned giving, will discuss the charitable aspects in these programs. Seminar schedule: Spokane - Oct. 9, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 4-5:30 p.m. Tacoma - Nov. 5, PLU, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Seattle - Nov. 6, Swedish Club, 4-5:30 p.m. P o r t l a n d - Nov. 20, Faith Lutheran Church, 4-5:30 p.m. For further information on these seminars write or call the PLU O ff i c e of Development, Tacoma, Wash. 98447 or (206) 5316900, ext. 232.

Something to shout about ! For years we whispered it. Some thought it might be a rumor. Others suspected the soft sell. Many could ignore it in the hope the whispered word would go away! But now we have something to SHOUT ABOUT!

PLU's Annual Fund has a new face. From an all-time high in 1976-77 of $530,000 ($191,800 of which was not restricted in use) from private sources, we spring to meet greatly increased needs. "What can be new about an Annual Fund?" you ask. For example, you may say: "Annual Fund still comes every year. .. Annual Fund will begin in the fall as in years past. "The objective of the Annual Fund is to bring dollars to the operating budget of the University, as it was before.

Yes, but . . . This year a special, strong Annual Fund Executive Committee will direct the drive. The Committee will bring alumni, friends of PLU, local business persons and regents. This year the request for your participation will be direct and informative. We want you to be well informed so that you will feel the excitement and excellence that fill PLU. So that you will know that your annual fund gift is a wise investment.

*Listen for our clear messages. *Respond to the call at whatev­ er level of giving you can. *Join us in our educational adventure into excellence. *Know that you, who make the difference.


Profiles Of The Past B y Harold Leraas Dr. Leraas, professor emerltus of biology, bas written a series of PLU vignettes based on more lban 34 years on the PLU faculty. We hope to publish them In Scene on a regUlar basis.

Through the years, Theodore Karl has contributed much color to the P, L.C. campus life. Besides that, he bas added shelves and cases of trophie ' to the Speech Department (later Communica­ tion Arts) for student participa­ tion in forensics and debate. He was the young man with ideas and he was able to im part many of these to his students. He and the kids put P.L.C. on the map in forensics in a short time. When they ran out of ideas, resources, and money, they would run on enthusiasm, spirit, and imagina­ tion. And it worked well. Mr. Karl was a pretty busy fellow. Not the least among his exciting duties was that of Dean of Men in Old Main and later in the "Barracks." He was made for the job because he had a lot of empathy for the boys. Surely many fellows will reme m b e r some enjoyable incidents with gratitude as well. Much of his energy went to support the athletic teams and players. An ardent supporter and rooter, one could depend on him at the games. He worked hard on the Athletic Committee as well as the Conference Board. For two years he worked as track coach w i t h a team which not only learned how to execute their re­ s pective track races but also learned some things about living and training for the future years. The boys learned that winning is at least a good deal in your head; you have to believe you can win before you can do it. In th e course of the years Ted served as a mem er of practically every faculty committee on cam­ pus . He had a superabundance of "know-how" about everything. So he was a good contributor.


Forme r students and faculty will remember the image Ted im­ parted as he buzzed down the street in his little MG, wearing a driver's cap and jacket. His pipe generally stuck out of one corner of bis mouth while smoke circled his head . Up in back one might see his wire-haired terrier. No one will forget the full, deep, rich voice of Mr. Karl as he read the Christmas story at the Christmas concert. He was Mr. Voice at P.L.C. for many a year and many a program. When radio broadcasts were initiated at the College, he was naturally an es­ sential part. Students tried to copy and emulate his speech and technique. One could always learn so mething from Ted, and he never failed to give a necessary lift. Editor's Note: Ted Karl gave up

Man Tommervik

Col. Donald Peterson

Frank Haley

Earl Eckstrom

Q Club Elects

Choir Of The West

tbe chairmansbip of the Com­ munication Arts D e part m e n t three years ago to concentrate on his duties as national secretary of Pi Kappa Delta, national forensics honorary.

Reader' s For m Dear Sirs: I found this statement on page five of the June Scene objectiona­ ble. "Fifty years ago all a nurse needed was a strong body, a weak mind, and a willingness to follow a physician's instructions." It was in quotes so I do not know whom the author was quoting. I became an R.N. forty years ago, not fifty, but at that time we had to be in the upper third of our high school class to be admitted. Even then, less than hal f graduated, not all because of academic reasons, of course. I surely do not feel those instruct­ ing me had weak minds and they had graduated before I entered in 1933.

It takes much more than a weak mind to follow a physician's in­ structions and administer medica­ tions accurately. One can do much harm in bedside care if not done properly. I agree nursing is a changing profession as are the others in the world. Very few things remain static. Most things grow or die. There is a need to grow in any profession. That does not make all those in the past stupid. I am sure the author did not mean to be insulting. I did feel I should draw this to your atten­ tion. Perbaps the editors will chal­ lenge statements like this in the future. Yours respectfully, Esther S. Wilcox, R.N. Bellevue. Wash.

New Directors Four new Q Club directors have been elected for the 1977-78 year, according to David Berntsen, di­ rector of development. They are Col. Donald C. Peter­ son, Marv Tommervik and Frank Haley of Tacoma and Earl Eck­ strom of Bremerton. Colonel Peterson retired from the Army in 1971 and currently serves as president of Medical Supplies for Mission Inc. Tom­ mervik, an alumnus, is a former PLU Regent who owns and man­ ages Parkland Fuel Oil Service Inc. in Parkland. Haley retired last year after 25 years as PLU librarian. Eckstrom a PLU Regent for 1 7 years, is currently serving as a member of the PLU Collegium. He is the retired owner of a Seattle man­ ufacturing representative firm. Ac ording to Berntsen, dona­ tions to PLU by Q Club members are 24 per cent ahead of last year. The Club currently has 720 mem­ bers of which 1 17 are Q Club Fellows.

Tour Schedule Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

Richland, Wash. Walla Walla, Wash. Boise, Id. Twin Falls, Id. Salt Lake City, Utah (U. of Utah) Jan. 1 9 St. George, Utah (Dixie College) Jan. 20 Las Vegas, Nevada (tent.) Jan. 2 1 San Diego, Calif. Jan. 22 LaJolla, Calif. Jan. 23 Phoenix, Ariz. Jan. 24 Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. Jan. 25 Tucson, Ariz. Jan. 26 Pomona, Calif. Jan. 27 N. Hollywood, Calif. Jan� 28 Concord, Calif. Jan. 29 San Jose, Calif. Jan . 30 Sacramento, Calif. Jan. 3 1 Medford, Ore. Feb. 1 Eugene, Ore. (S. Eugene H.S.) Feb. 2 Beaverton, Ore. (Sunset H.S.) Feb. 5 Homecoming Concert, PLU Feb. 1 1-12 Seattle area 14 15 16 17 18






















PLU Symphony Slat es Top Conc ert Soloi sts

Admissions Schedule Gives Opportunity For , PLU Contacts The PLU Admissions staff - Jim Van Beek, Phil Miner, Don Yoder and Debbie Mase - has planned a fall 19n travel schedule for the purpose of providing information to students interested in joining the PLU student body. Of special concern are students who would ap ly for admission to the 1978 Spring or Fall terms. Although the itinerary is not entirely confirmed, the general schedule listing areas to be visited September throu gh November follows. Selected high schools will be visited during the day and special college nights and "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 potential students. You are also encouraged to refer naxnes and addresses of prospective students so that we may send them informa­ tion about the PLU experience. If you need more specific infor­ mation concerning the travel schedule, please contact the Ad­ missions Office. PLU ADMISSIONS TRAVEL FALL 19n

SEPT. 25-30 ALASKA -Ketchikan, Anchorage, Fair­ banks Schools ARIZONA OCT. 24-27 -PLU Gathering - Phoenix Mon., 10/24. 7:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church -College Nights - Phoenix (25), Scottsdale (26), Tucson (27) -Phoenix Area Schools (25, 26)


OCT. 10-NOV. 4

-L.A. Area Schools - 2% weeks, 10/10 - 10/21 and 1113 - 1 1/4 -PLU Gathering - North Hol­ lywood - Sun., 10/16, 2:00 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church -College Night - L.A. High School - 10/19, 7:00 p.m. -College Day - L.A. Pierce College - 10/21, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. -Lutheran College Night - L.A. Sun., 10/23, 7:00 p.m., Inn at the Park in Anaheim -E. Bay Schools 1 1/7-1 119 -S an Franc isco - M onterey Schools 10/25-10/28 and 1 11101 1/1 1

-Lutheran College Night - S.F. Tues., 10/25, 7:00 p.m., Sheraton Inn at the S.F. Airport -PLU Gathering - Cupertino Sun., 10/30, 3:00 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church -Marin County Schools 10/311 1/1

-Sacramento Schools 1 1/2-1 1/4 -PLU Gathering - Sacramento Thurs., 1 1/3, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. COLORADO OCT. 30-NOV. 2 -PLU Gathering - Northglenn Sun., 1 0/30, 2 : 00 p . m . , S t .

Stephen Lutheran Church -Denver Area Schools 10/31,

1 111, 1112 HAWAII

OCT. 30-NOV . 2


OCT. 19

-Hawaii College Fairs - Honolulu 10/30 and 10/3 1 , Hilo 1 1/2, Wailuku 1 113, Lihue 1 114

-Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls


NOV. 9

-Lutheran College Night - Glen Ellyn - Wed. , 1 1/9, 7:00 p.m., Holiday Inn

Please send PLU information to the following prospective student(s): Student's name: Address: City State Zip High schooUCollege presently attending: Special Interests : Optional-Referred by: Relationship to PLU (alumnus, pastor, friend, other): Year of H.S. graduation:

NOV. 6 -L u t h e ra n C o l l e g e N i g h t Bloomington - Sun., 1 116, 7:00 p.m., Marriott Inn


MONTANA OCT. 9-18 -PLU Gathering - Kalispell Sun., 10/9, 3;00 p.m., Bethlehem

Lutheran Church -School visits - Cutbank, Shelby ( 1 0), Havre, Great Falls ( 1 1 ), Lewiston, Roundup ( 12), Bil­ lings, Laurel ( 13), Bozeman, Livingston (14), Helena ( 17), Missoula ( 18) -PLU Gathering - Butte - Sun., 10/16, 3:00 p.m. G loria Dei Lutheran Church OREG ON 4 weeks , OCT. -DEC. -Portland Area Schools 10/3-10/7 -Will. Valley, Central, Col. River Schools 1 1114-1 1118 -College Night - Corvallis Tues., 1 1/15, 7:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church -Portland Area Schools 1 1128-

Donald McInnes, o n e o f t h e country's finest violists, will join PLU violinist Ann Tremaine as featured soloists during the first of four concerts scheduled by the University Symphony Orchestra at PLU. The concert, featuring works by Mozart - and Berlioz under the baton of Jerry Kracht, will be presented in Eastvold Auditorium at 8 : 15 p.m., Oct. 18. McInnes, professor of viola and cl-.amber music at the University of Washington, has been featured


-College Night - S8.1em - Tues., 1 1/29, 7 :00 p.m. South Salem High School -E u ge n e , C o a s tal, Southern Schools 1 1128-12/2 WASH ING TON Ocr. 3-NOV. 17 -E. Wash. - Pullman, Spokane 10/3-10/6 -Seattle 10/10-10/13

-S.W. Wash. - Vancouver, Longview, Centralia, Olympia, Aber­ deen 10/17-10/20 -LEAGUE DAY� on campus, Sat., 10/22

-Wenatchee, Everett, Mt. Ver­ non, Bellingham 1 111-11/3 -Tri-Cities, Yakima, EllensbUrg 1 1/8-11/10

-Po r t A n g e l e s , B r e m e r ton, Tacoma, Seattle 1 1114-1 1/17

Donald McInnes

with the Boston Symphony Or­ chestra and the N e w Y o r k Philharmonic. Last year he per­ formed and recorded B erlioz' famed "Harold in Italy" with Leonard Bernstein and the Or­ chestra Nationale de France in Paris. Mrs. Tremaine is one of the N or t h we s t ' s m o s t highly ac­ claimed violinists. A PLU violin professor, she is concertmaster of both the PLU and Tacoma Sym­ phonies and is a member of both Tacoma and Seattle Opera orches­ tras. Pianist Calvin Knapp, also a PLU music professor and widely­ known Northwest solo performer, is featured during the orchestra's second concert Nov. 29. The p ro g r a m fea t u r e s w o r k s by Stravinsky, Bartok and Schumann. The premiere of a new work by PLU music professor David Rob­ bins is the highlight of the third concert March 14. Bach, Wagner and Strauss works are also on the program. The PLU Choir of the West and University Chorale will j oin the orchestra in conce rt M a y 2 . Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 is to be featured. AlI PLU Symphony Orchestra programs are complimentary to the public.


comparison with them, the em­ phasis on individualized instruc­ tion is significant. The change began with faculty. Ernst Schwidder joined PLU as art department chairman in 1967. Within the next three years there arrived a trio of young, energetic, highly talented and creative artists who radically changed the charact­ er of the unit. Print maker Keith Achepohl, ceramicist David Keyes and painter Walt Tomsic were the "young Turks" of the de partment seven years ago. Only Achepohl has de­ parted, but he has been replaced by e q u a l l y c om p e t e n t a r t i s t - i nresidence Dennis Cox. Another recent addition is sculptor Tom To r r e n s , a l s o a n a r t i s t - i n ­ residence. The experience of "good old days" veterans George Roskos, Lars Kittleson and George Elwell blends with the vitality and in­ creasing maturity of the newer faculty members. Facilities have also made a big difference. Since the art depart­ ment moved to Ingram Hall five years ago, PLU has been able to A offer more work space per student . and more ready access to equip­ ment than any other school in the state, public or private. Space also makes possible a diversity o f course offerings probably unique in the northwest. PLU is one of only two schools in the northwest offering glassblowing, and is among the few to offer photography (in the art depart­ ment), photo etching cinematog­ raphy and film animation. Other fairly unique media include photo A etching and photo lithography. A . bronze and aluminum casting foundry has recently been added to the facility. The program is also relatively new and adds a practical dimension for those students who aspire to careers in the many commercial art fields. In terms of student numbers, the department doubled and tri­ 'pled in size in the late '60's and early '70's, then plateaued at what Schwidder describes as "near capacity for our facilities." There was some decline three years ago when PLU went to a per credit hour tuition policy for full­ time students. Students became somewhat more reluctant to take a course for enrichment on that basis, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back, Schwidder indi­ cated. He also noted a significant up­ grading of talent in incoming stu­ d e n t s . " We ' r e g e t t i n g m ore talented people who already have skills than I've ever seen efore," A Schwidder said. • The direction of the program


By Jim Peterson

If one were to characterize the art department at Pacific Lutheran University in a few brief words, those words might be : stability, maturity and diversity. Ten years ago and for many years before that, life in the PLU art department was a struggle. Neither facilities in the ancient f r a m e chapel building ( since razed) or the number of faculty could do more than offer a minimal BA liberal arts program in art. Since 1967, however, the depart­ ment has undergone a radical change, one that has catapaulted it from the status of forgotten cam­ pus orphan to a regionally re­ spected arts organization t hat probably has no peer in Washing­ ton state outside the two major state universities, and even in

Walt Tomsic

has swung toward the professional bachelor of fine arts degree. "In five years (late '60's, early '70's) we wen from mostly BA art educa­ tion majors to mostly BFA's," he added. "Now we graduate almost no one without a BFA. They are looking for some kind of vocation in art. " Increasing numbers of students are finding those vocations, though "they have to go out and hustle," according to Schwidder. There's Ron Chapman '73, who is on the design staff at Disney Studios. Terry Tenneyson '7S of Bremerton just earned a master of fine arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and plans to become a TV art director. Ralph Whitman '70 has his own pottery studio in Everett and Tor­ rey Lavik '69 is making a living as a wood carver in Port Townsend. There are many other examples. The PLU art faculty also differs from many of its counterparts in the fact that most are practicing professional artists who teach rather than art teachers. Most exhibit regionally and several are frequently in national exhibitions. "It's best to be both," Tomsic, this year's department chairman, asserted. "When I was in school I more readily overlooked the teach­ in deficiencies of a practicing artist than I did the artististic deficiencies of a good teacher. " Philosophically the department is as diverse as the invididuals teaching in it, according to Tomsic. "There are differences in struc­ tur within classes. Some believe in very little control, others struc­ ture the situation fairly tightly. "We're all pretty much agreed, however, that we're developing se l f - m o t i v a t i o n a n d s e l f ­ realization, as well as concept, in cont r a s t to an e m p h a s i s on mechanics," he continued. "Many schools train reasonably facile mechanics; we want them to know not only how it's done but why. The reason and rationale behind their work is what will sustain them on the longer haul. " The PLU department i s attract­ ing more and better students for two additional reasons. "A lot of local art teachers now are PLU graduates," Tomsic said, "and our relationships with the community colleges have matured." In addition, the nearby met­ ropolitan centers - Portland, Van­ couver, Seattle - are exciting places for artists these days, he indicated. "The market is fresh, it's not jaded yet," Tomsic ob­ served. "The northwe st is consi­ dered one of the few areas now fl urishing in the arts the way ew York an San Francisco were some years ago."

News Notes

��6�.5�M�iijlb�·o� u H�o� n ���������::::::���P�L� no=r�s�� Fund Campaign Dr. Carl Mau, Authorized By LWF Head PLU Regents It's official. After months of careful study, planning and evalu­ ation , the PLU Board of Regents this past week approved and au­ thorized a $16.5 million develop­ ment plan which will bring about the first major facilities expan­ sion in 10 years and a greatly s tr e n gtliened endowment and fund program at PLU. The decision was reached dur­ ing an intensive two-day retreat at Alderbrook Inn in Union, Wash. The purpose of the special ses­ sion, according to President Wil­ liam O. Rieke, was to devote unin­ terrupted discussion "to our pre­ sent position with respect to Uni­ versity needs and to consider per­ sonal resources to meet those needs." The proposal, as outlined by Dr. Rieke, includes at least the fol­ lowing projects: science facility, fine arts facility, related facilities improvements, and an endowment and annual funding plan to assist in the stabilization of student tuition. Priorities will be based o n funds available, development o f a long-range master pla n , c o n ­ stituent readiness and donor in­ terest. The effort is scheduled for a minimum of five years and a maximum of 10 years. The fund campaign will pro­ ceed in two phases: the Forward Phase, to begin at once with a concerted effort to obtain size­ able gifts from select fundations, corporations and individuals, and the Public Phase, beginning in 1979, which will reach the congre­ gation, university family, alumni, business and industry and general public. The campaign will be evaluated in January 1979, according to Rieke. If found to be on target, ground for the first facility will be broken by January 1980. One of the unique aspects of the project was the way in which the Regents committed themselves to personal involvement to assure the campaign's success. One Re­ gent, an alumna, said, "I am total­ ly committed to our plan for the future, and I accept the challenge. But I plan to take every one of you with me!" The Master Plan, which will address such concerns as student body and faculty size, programs, facilities and budget, will be ready by December 1978. Theme of the Regents' session w as " te a m - b ui l d i n g . " To

Clare and Olga Grahn, seated, sign a charitable remainder unitrust naming PL U as recipient. PL U officials present were from left, Edgar Larson, director of planned giving; Perry Hendricks, vice-president for finance and operations; George Davis, PL U Regents vice-chairman; Luther Bekemeier, vice-president for development; President William

o. Rieke; and attorney E.M. "Sandy " Murray. strengthen the understanding and support of Regent responsibility, spouses were present and were significantly involved in the self­ evaluation. The Regents also re-elected their entire slate of officers: M e l v i n K n u d s o n , c ha i r m a n ; Geo r g e L . D a v i s J r . , v i c e ­ chairman ; Lawrence Hauge, sec­ retary ; Perry Hendricks, treasur­ er; and Warren Peterson, univer­ si�y attorney.

PLU Artists Win Honors At Exhibitions

Several faculty members, stu­ dents and former students repre­ senting the Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity Department of Art re­ ceived recognition or awards in recent statewide exhibitions. E i g h t PLU r e p r e s e n tatives were accepted for exhibition in the sixth annual Washington State Painting/Sculpture ' 7 7 j u ri e d show. Janice Findley received a first prize for her painting; Kathleen Sturgeon was awarded a second prize for her painting; and Walt Tomsic, head of the PLU art de­ p artment, received honorable mention for his painting. Other exhibitors were S cott Davies, Barry Hoff, Paul Nerge, Kent Stenger and Mike Klarich. The PLU entries were among 83 chosen from among a field of 496. Dave Keyes received a first prize for a ceramic sculpture and Dennis Cox received a first prize for a print at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, also a juried show.

Grahn Unitrust Will Benefit Future Students Clare and Olga Grahn, longtime friends of Pacific Lutheran Uni­ versity, decided this summer to make a lasting and substantial m a rk on the University. They named PLU as the recipient of the Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Mr. and Mrs. Grahn placed real estate in an irrevocable charita­ ble trust. This will provide an annual income for them and an eventual gift for PLU. Future scholars at PLU will benefit from the Clare and Olga Grahn En­ dowed Scholarship Fund. Mr. and Mrs. Grahn have been active in many areas of university life over the years. Mr. Grahn is a past regent of PLU and currently is president of the Q Club. The G rahns' two daughters, Phillis and Virginia, graduated fro m PLU in 1955 and 1956 respec­ tively. Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU pres­ ident, stated that "such a defer­ red gift will have a profound effect on the future of the Univer­ sity. We at PLU are indeed grate­ ful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our friends, Clare and Olga Grahn. Words cannot express our appreciation for this gift." The Christian commitment of Olga and Clare G rahn was a strong factor in their decision to make this gift. They commented, "It is our desire that our gift will help to maintain Christian higher education at Pacific Lutheran University."

The general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation head­ quartered in Geneva. Switzerland , was presented a n honorary doctor of divinity degree by Pa cific Lutheran University, Aug. 19. Dr. Carl H. Mau, 55, a Seattle native and former pastor of Luther Memorial Church in Tacoma was honored at PLU Summe ; Commencement exercises. A PLU President Dr. William 0._ Rieke, who also conferred de­ grees on 103 bachelor's and 77 master's candidates , made the presentation. Dr. Mau was originally elected LWF general secretary in July, 1974. He was re-elected at the LWF Sixth Assembly, held this past June in Dares Salaam, Tan­ zania. Following his ordination i nto t h e m i nistry i n 19 50, the Washington S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y �raduate served o n the LWF staff 10 Hanover, Germany, for six years before assuming the Luther Memorial pastorate. During his five years in Taco­ ma, Dr. Mau earned special com­ m e n d a t i o n from the Federal Bureau of Prisons for his work with inmates and released pris­ oners at McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary. He is the third American and fifth person to serve as general secretary of the LWF. His father-in-law, Dr. Walter Hellman, a former PLU regent, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Mal­ colm Soine, a PLU alumna, both live in Tacoma.



Dr. Carl Mau

ACE Offers Aid To Women Seeking New Challenges Sometime during a person' s " middle years," the 3Q's, 40's or 50's, there comes a time of re­ evaluation, according to Fran Chambers, new director of the PLU Arlult College Entry (ACE) Program. "Perhaps it comes early, as soon the children have start e d ',,,,, In ,,,,1,, t o she observed. "For others, it may come 20 years later, when child-rearing responsibilities are over." Almost inevitably, however one faces the question, " What shall I do with the rest of my life?" The singular purpose of the ACE program at PLU is to offer coun­ seling and new opportunities at a crossroads in a person's life. The program offers assistance in several areas. For some persons, ..........,..... "I women, an initial step be to explore alternatives with a counselor or simply to increase self-awareness or self­ asserti veness. O thers may be ready to look at continuing education or career al­ ternatives. Still others may be looking for enrichment oppor­ tunities. ACE assists in these areas through personal counseling and a series of special workshops and courses, according to Mrs. Cham, bel'S. a _ In her third year at PLU, Mrs. Chambers became ACE coor­ dinator Sept. 1 after two years on the counseling staff. An experi­ enced counselor and workshop facilitator who bas been involved in ACE programs in the past, she can relate from personal experi­ ence with women seeking new personal or professionai life alter­ natives. She holds a master's degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Washington, is a wife d the mother of two children. The first ACE workshop of the year begins the week of Oct. 10; 14. Tbey include career-life planning, as sertiveness training, personal improvement and image building, current issues, dynamics of lead­ ership, and ener gy res ources . Most meet once a week for four to six weeks. Courses dealing with adult cy­ cles and crises and intimacy (deep

Dr. Kenneth Ch ristopherson

Faculty Promotions Announced Three PLU faculty member s have been promoted t o full pro­ fessor, PLU President Dr. William O. Rieke announced at the univer­ sity's opening convocation Sept. 7. They are Dr. Kenneth Christ­ o p he r s o n , r e l i g i o n ; D r . M .

personal relationships) begin in late October. Additional offerings will be scheduled in late winter and early spring. A reduced fee schedule is avail­ able for present PLU students, couples and senior citizens, ac­ cording to Mrs. Chambers. For more information call or write Mrs. Chambers at the PLU Counseling and Testing Center, 531 -6900 ext. 201.

Dr. Josephine Fletcher

Dr. Ma rlen Miller

Josephine Fletcher, education ; a n d D r . M a r l e n F. M i l l e r , economics.

D a V l d K e y e s , a r t ; Ma rj o rie Mathers, educa tion; D r . Jes s e Nolph, ps ychology; Dr. Robert Stivers, religion; Audun Toven, modern and classical languages: a n d D r . D o n a l d Wentw o rt h , economics and education Promoted to assistant professor were Ma thilda Acuff, nursing; Carol Auping, physical education; and Luella Hefty nursing . Tenure was awarded to 14 fa­ culty mem ers. Thirty new mem­ bers of the PLU faculty were introduced at the convocation.

Dr. Christopherson has served at PLU for 19 y�ars . Dr. Fletcher oine d the PLU faculty in 1963, and Dr. Miller, is beginning his eighth year at PLU. Promotions to as sociate and as­ sistant professor were also an­ nounced by Dr. Rieke. New as­ sociate professors are Dr. Wil­ liam Becvar, communication arts; Dr. James Brink, mathematics;

Parents Invited To Special PLU Events A series of PLU events to which parents are invited is b e i n g planned for the school year. Pres­ ident William Rieke will be speak-

Gene Grant, left, PL U Regent and Cheney Foundation representative. congratulates winners of $1,000 Ben B. Cheney Me rit Scholarships. From left Jeff Kogle of Portland, Kerry Pierce and Scott Haynes of Seattle, Gl nn Budlow of West Allis, Wise., and Jeffry Sm ith of Silverton, Ore.

ing at most of them. You will receive details as to the time and place. Set aside now the date for the one which you may be able to attend. The dates and places follow: Thurs., Oct. 27 - Anchorage,

Alaska Sun., Dec. 4 - Seattle Opera House Sat., Dec. 10 - Portland, Ore. Sat., Jail. 14 - Richland, Wash. Mon., Jan 23 - Phoenix, Ariz. Fri. , Jan. 27 - Los Angeles area Sat., Jan. 28 - Oakland Sun., Jan. 29 - San Jose Mon., Jan. 30 - Sacramento Tues., Jan. 31 - Medford Wed., Feb. 1 - Eugene Other area meetings will be held in the winter and spring. Dates and places will be an­ nounced in the next issue of Scene. Parents who came the farthest for the opening of the school year were Mr. and Mrs. Maril)us Ver­ meer of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their son, Hans, is a freshman.


Young At Heart By Ronald Coltom Alumni Director When people say that we have a young alumni association it can be taken in a couple of ways. There have been "alumni" of the. s c h o o l s i n c e two s t u d e n t s graduated from Pacific Lutheran Academy in 1898, but the school did not hire anyone to work with the alumni until 1952 when they asked Professor Stuen, just re­ tired from teaching, to take over the alumni work. After his death a few months later Mrs. Ramstad "volunteered" and was given an office to work from, but had to provide her own typewriter and often bought her own stamps to mail correspon­ dence. In 1963 Larry Hauge was ap­ pointed by Dr. Mortvedt to serve as Director of Alumni. It is during that period of the past 14 years then that the University has given its full support to an alumni prog­ ram. For an institution that has been in existence for 87 years, 14 years makes the alumni a young organization. The alumni of Pacific Lutheran are young in another way also.

Alumni Tours Scheduled For Early In '78 One of the services provided by the PLU Alumni Association is the opportunity for travel together with other alums and friends of PLU. Fifty alums and friends re­ cently completed a month-long tour of seven European countries with the Choir of the West, and plans are underway for more trips. On Jan. 13-15, alums may par­ ticipate in Reno Weekend, a three­ day two-night journey. Cost is $ 181 from Seattle. A three-week Bible Lands tour leaves Feb. 24. The tour is escorted by Rev. Kearney Frantzen, a vet­ eran of five such tours.

Over 22 per cent of our graduates have graduated in the last four years, S3 per cent have graduated in the 11 years I have worked at the University, and 78 per cent have graduated since our presi­ dent, Dr. Rieke, did in 1953. In addition to this, over 1500 have received master's degrees since 1955. So you can see that when we say young we really are. But what does this mean to the Alumni Association? It means that the heart of our work has to be con­ centrated on working with those who have graduated in recent years and those who are yet to graduate - our present students. They are the future backbone of our association and cannot be ig­ nored. As a matter of fact, if for no other reason than sheer num­ bers, we are obligated to provide activities and services for these alums. At a recent Alumni Board meet­ ing, action was taken to actively pursue ways to better work with recent alums. A committee of re­ cent alums has been established that will be looking into special activities such as reunions, ski weekends, travel tours, cruises, or whatever might appeal to the recent grads. Hopefully many ac­ tivities will soon be scheduled so that recent grads will have oppor­ tunities to get involved and will feel that they are an integral part of the University through the Alumni Association.

1977-78 Relent Representatives Lawrence Hauge '51 ('78) 1608 Washington St. Wenatchee, WA 98801 Dr. Ronald Lerch '61 ('79) 5611 W. Victoria Kennewick, WA 99336 Suzanne Skubinna Nelson '55 (1980) 8701 - 108th St. S.W. Tacoma, WA 98498

Members-At-Larle I-Yr. Appointments Dr. Dale Benson '63 6416 S.w. Loop Dr. Portland, OR 97221 Cmdr. Stewart Morton '56 789 Bonita Pleasanton, CA 94566 Lois Anderson White '60 1081 Lynnwood N.E. Renton, WA 98005

Many Ways Of Helping By Eldon Kyllo President, Alumni Association Hello to all Alums! The Alumni of PLU has really come of age. That conclusion can readily be grasped by those of us who were attending PLU during the forties or earlier. Though we may not wish to admit it our role was one of pioneering and at times we were barely able to survive. At that time we had a small Board with no director or secretary and it was difficult to accomplish what we wished as our numbers and resources were insignificant compared to the pre­ sent time. Our numbers have doubled in the last 11 years and we now are about 1 1 ,000 strong. We have many members in all trades and professional fields and our mark

Alumni Board

Joanne Poencet Berton '56 2001 N.E. Landover Drive Vancouver, WA 98664 Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3457 Hackamore Hayward, CA 94541

Term Expires May 1979 Donald D. Gross '65 6925 S.E. 34th Mercer Island, WA 98040

Ronald A. Miller, M.D. '65 2 1 1 Idaho Avenue Whitefish, MT 59937

Term Expires May 1981 Gayle Severson Berg '72 Lennep Road Martinsdale, MT 59053 Stephen M. Isaacson '76 2524 Boyer Ave. E. #322 Seattle, WA 98102

John Jacobson, M.D. '60 P.O. Box 90 1 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Joan Nodtvedt Briscoe '52 6461 Reed Way Anchorage, AK 99502

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

Carol Haavik Tommervik '40 820 S. 120th Tacoma, WA 98444

John McLaughlin '71 32631 - 39th Avenue S.W. Federal Way, WA 98002

Term Expires May 1980 Kenneth J. Edmonds '64 801 - 42nd Avenue N.W. Puyallup, WA 98371

Term Expires May 1978 Chap. Luther Gabrielsen 'SO Hq. 92nd CSGIHC Fairchild AFB, WA 99011

Carol Bottemiller Geldaker '57 18525 S. Trillium Way West Linn, OR 97068

Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 - 10th Avenue E. Tacoma, WA 98445

Ken "Skip" Hartvigson, Jr. '65 658 N.W. 1 14th Place Seattle, WA 98177

Executive Secretary Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Paci fic Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 Ex-Officio Student Representative Chris Keay, President ASPLU Past President Marvin D. Fredrickson, M.D, '64 2768 S.W. Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201

is being made more and more each year and our resources are growing. Of great significance i the recognition of our group the University itself and the sup­ port that is afforded us. We are appreciative and thankful that we are an il1tegrated part of the PLU family. There are numerous ways that 'we help our University. One's conception of this might be finan­ cial only and though I don't want to de-emphasize the importance of this important aspect, I also wish to convey to you, and especially you younger alumni who do not have the same resources, that there are other very significant ways you can be of help. It is to be an ambassador to potential friends, students and alumni and to be a supporter of and a participator in activities of PLU. The Alumni Board is consider­ ing the possibility of starting a young alumni group so that re­ cent grads will have the opportun­ ity to deal with each other in terms of activities and goals. The ASPLU representa tives on the Board have been invaluable to us in terms of ideas and vitality an_ we have gained much insight int. the thinking and needs of stu­ dents and new alumni so that we hopefully can be of greater ser­ vice to them.

Alumni Parents Gatherings


Saturday, Oct. 15, Noon Tail­ gate Picnic, Forest Grove; Thursday, Oct. 27, Get-together, Anchorage; Saturday, Nov. 5, Noon Tailgate Picnic, Spokane; Sunday, Dec. 4, Christmas Con­ cert Dinner, Seattle ; Sunday, Dec. 1 0 , Christmas Concert Dinner, Portland ; Saturday, Jan. 14, Choir Con­ cert Dinner, Richland; Saturday, Jan. 2 1 , Choir Con­ cert Dinner, San Diego; Wednesday, Jan. 23 Choir Con­ cert Dinner, Phoenix; Friday, Jan. 27, Choir Concert Reception, Los Angeles; Saturday, Jan. 28, Choir Con­ cert Dinner, Oakland; Sunday, Jan. 29, Choir Concert Reception, San Jose; Monday, Jan. 30, Choir Concert Dinner, Sacramento; Wednesday, Feb. 1, Choir Concert Dinner, Eugene. Mark the appropriate dates o your calendar NOW and watch for additional information !

Stephen Isaacson

Alumni Elect New Board Members F o u r n e w mem bers wer e elected this summer to serve on the PLU Alumni As ociation board of directors for the next three They are Gayle (Severson) Berg '72 of Martinsdale, Mont., Stephen Isaacson 76 of Seattle, Joan (Nodt­ vedt) Briscoe '52 of Anchorage, Alaska, and Carol (Haavik) Tom­ mervik '40 of Parkland. Mrs. Berg is a substitute high school teacher and Sunday School

Homecoming ' 77 Scheduled For Nov. 12 The 1 977 PLU Homecoming committee is realistic. Thus they decided to formalize their hopes for good Homecoming weekend weather by selecting "Don't Let It Rain On My Parade" as the offi­ cial Homecoming theme. Saturday, Nov. 12, will be the big day, though festivities get underway Friday evening with h e t r a d i t i o n a l s o ngfest and Stomp. Saturday begins with a varsity ba sketball scrimmage in Olson Auditorium at 9 a.m., followed by an alumni brunch in the Universi­ ty Center or a Turkey Trot start­ ing at the Ad Building at 10 a.m., depending upon your inclination. Lewis and Clark College is the

teacher and serves on the church council and school board. Isaacson is a steward with Alaska Airlines. Mrs. Briscoe is a merchant rep­ representative for VISA (Bank­ A m e r i c a r d ) and is active in Gloria Dei Lutheran CllUrch or­ ganizations. Mrs. Tommervik is active at Trinity Lutheran Church and in many community activities. At-large members of the alumni board this year are Dr. Dale Ben­ son '63 of Portland, Ore.; Stewart Morton '56 of Pleasanton, Calif.; and Loi (Anderson) White '63 of Renton. Suzanne (Skubinna) Nelson '5S of Tacoma was elected alumni representative to the PLU Board of Regents this past June.

L u t e s ' Home oming foe. The ga me begins at 1 : 30 p.m. at Franklin-Pierce Stadium. An open house at the Alumni House begins at 4:30 p.m., fol­ lowed by the annual Alumni Dinn­ er at 6 p.m. in Chris Knutzen Hall. David Wake '58, University of California-Berkeley zoology pro­ fessor and museum curator, will receive the PLU Distinguished Alumnus Award. Alumni of the Year are Jerry Benson '58 of Burlington, Wash ., and Dr. Chris Chandler '70 of Vashon Island, Wash. The Opera Workshop, "Hansel and Gretel," and the Homecoming dance are late evening activity options. Reunions for the classes of 1972, 1967, 1962, 1957, 1952 and 1927 will be held Saturday at times determined by the respec­ tive reunion committees. Infor­ mation to reunion class alums will be forthcoming. In addition to worship services Sunday, the second Artist Series presentation of the season, Mas­ senkoff Rus sian Folk Festival, will be presented in Olson Au­ ditorium at 8:15 p.m.

Carol Tommervik

Alumni Donate $450,000 To New Directions Pledges amounting to approxi­ mately $450,000 had been recei ved as the three-year Alumni New Directions campaign came to a close early last summer, according to alumni director Ron Coltom. The effort more than doubled inco me from alumni for any previ­ ous three-year period. and marked an era when he Alumni Ass c i a ­ tion came of age, he indicated. As important as the dollar in­ come was the vast increase in personal commitment and involve­ ment among individual alums" "In addition to the many donors, more than 230 persons took an active part in the campaign," he said. President Emeritus Dr. Robert Mortvedt was the honorary New Directions chairman. Other lead­ ers included Leroy Spitzer, nation­ al chairman; Dr. Christy Ulleland, advanced gift chairman; Don Hall, main phase chairman; and Dr. Ray Tobiason, special gifts chairman. Forty additional people served as advanced gift board members, telethon coordinators or regional chairmen. Income from the drive funded alumni family and merit scholar­ ships, library acquisitions, special memorial funds and lectureships and the university endowment fund.

Skagit Valley Alums Sought Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., is reorganizing its alumni association. They have asked us to notify Scene readers that any SVC alumni are urged to contact them to update names and lddresses.

Joan Briscoe

Dr. Wake Is Distinguished Alum For ' 77 Dr . David B. Wake, one of the country' s leading authorities in the field of vertebrate zoology, will receive the PLU Distinguished Alumnus award at the annual Alumni dinner Saturday, Nov. 12. Dr. Wake is currently dire tor of the highly-respected Museum of Ve rtebrate Zoology at the Univer­ sity of California-Berkeley. He is also herpetology curator at the museum and serves as professor of zoology at the university. Author of more than 50 articles and publications relating to his field, Dr. Wake also serves as associate editor of the Journal of Morphology and is chairman of the vertebrate morphology divi­ sion of the American Society of Zoologists. A magna cum laude graduate of PLU in 1958, he earned his mas­ ter's and doctor's degrees at the University of Southern California. Associated with the UC-Berkeley museum since 1969, he was named director in 197 1 .

New Guinea Jobs Are Available A Christian publishing house in Papua, New Guinea, has invited interested PLU alumni to consid­ er job openings with the firm . . Positions for b u s i n e s s a n d printing division managers and a secretarial training officer are open. Interested persons may send a resume to Roger L. Williams, ex­ ecutive director; Kristen Pre s , Box 712, Madang, Papua, New Guinea.


Kyllo President

Alumni Of

Of Alumni

The Year To


Be Honored

Eldon Kyllo '49 has been elected president of the PLU Alumni As­ sociation for 1977-78, according to alumni director Ron Coltom. T h e p r i n c i pal of Parklan d Elementary School, Kyllo former­ ly served as teache r, coach and administrator at Franklin-Pierce and Washington High Schools in Parkland. He is a charter member and past president of the PLU Lute Club. Other newly elected alumni of­ fice s are ,John McLaughlin ' 7 1 , first vice-preside nt, and K e n "Skip" Hartvigson '65, second vice-president. McLaughlin, a Weyerhaeu se r Company executive 1 0 Federal Way, Wash. , was a l'epresentative to the Alumni Board as an under­ graduate. Hartvigson, a life insur­ a n c e u nderwriter in Ballard . Wash., i' active in community youth programs.

Eldon Kyllo

A physician, he serves at West Seattle General Hospital. Benson, a farmer, is one of PLU's most active and enthusiastic development volunteers. He has recruited 18 PLU Q Club members personal ly and, as a result, has been instrumental in the greatly renewed interest in PLU in the Burlington Skagit Valley area. A director the the Q Club, he has Iso organized and helped train a newly-formed group called PLU­ Servants. The volunteers are in­ c reasing their knowledge and ef­ fectiveness in fund raising.

'Hansel And Gretel' To Be Staged There's someth1Og �pecial this year for children of PLU alums atten din g H omecoming - and hei r parents as well! "Hansel and Gretel," probably the best-known children's opera, wil l be presented by tbe PLU Opera W o r k s h o p W e d n e s d a y through Saturday, Nov. 9-1 2. The production, directed by Tacoma senior Janet Hil debrand. will be presented in the Univer. i­ ty Center Cave at 8 : 15 p.m . each evening The opera, written by 19th cen­ tu ry German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, is based on G er­ man folkl re and features such wel l-known tunes as " Brother, Come and Dance W 'th Me" and " Evening Prayer." Produced by m usic p ofessor Barbara Poulshock, the opera ha been double-cast. LeAnne ., mpos of Tacoma and Nan Gravdal of Pullman, Wash., will share the role of Hansel. Vickie Pomeroy and Karen Kitts, both of Puyallup, are cast as Gretel. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for childre'l.

Dr. Chris Chandler '70 of Vas­ hon Island and R. Gerald "Jerry" Benson '58 of Burlington have been selected as PLU Alumni of the Year or 1977. Chandler and Benson w ill be honored at the annual Alumni dinn­ er at PLU Nov. 12. Almost exactly a year ago Dr. Chandler became a member of a small elite fraternity of mountain climbers who have successfully scaled Mount Everest, the world 's highest peak. The achievement earned him a Special Achievement Citation from the Alumni Associa­ tion last March.

Do ggett Earns Radio Award John McLaughlin

Ken Doggett '71, news assign­ ment editor for KXL radio, Port­ land, Ore. , was recently named a national winner in the 1977 Gol­ den Mike awards competition . Winners of the '77 Golden Mike an d P r e s s a wa r d s w e re a n ­ nounced b y the American Legion Auxiliary in its 57th Annual Na­ tiona Convention which met in Denver, Col. Doggett's winning entry in the national radio division w a s "School B us Safety - Is It Really What It Should Be In Oregon." The award brings national recog­ nition to local radio and televi sion programs of outstanding merit. This is the KXL news assignment editor's second national awclrd. H e was earlier named a 1976 "Abe Lincoln Merit Award" reci­ pient by the Southern B aptist Radio-Television Commission.

Ken "Skip" Hartvigson

While at PLU Doggett was ac­ tive in intercollegiate athletics and served as student s tation manager at KPLU-FM.

Julie Carlson

Grad Receives Fulbri ght Scholarship


Julie Carlson of Seattle, a 1977 summa cum laude graduate of Paci fic Lutheran University, has been awarded the prestigious Ful­ bright Scholarship, according to Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU presi­ dent. Miss Carlson, 2 1 , the fifth PLU undergraduate in three years to receive the honor, plans to study this coming year at the Univer­ sity of Augsburg in Augsburga West Germany. ., The changing role of women after the Industrial Revolution (1890-1920) is the research topic she has proposed. She indicated that her studies will focus primar­ ily on German women. The Fulbright Scholarship i s worth over $8,000 t o a recipient. It provides full tuition , room , board and expenses for a full year of study at the university of the scholar's choice. Mis Carlson majored in En­ glish and German at PLU. Sh hopes to e e ntually teach lan­ g uages at the university level. At PLU she served for two years as editor of Saxifrage, a student literary digest, and was active in the German Cl ub on campus. A gra dua te of Chi ef Sealth High School in Seattle, she is the daughter of Walter L. Carlson, 4006 SW Concord.

Oslo Gathering raws Parents

Alumni, parents and friends of PLU enjoyed a gathering in Oslo, Norway, in June in conjunction with a tour appearance of the PLU Choir of the West.

Alums, Friends


Alf Bjercke, left, father of PLU freshman Berit, chats with Susan Rieke, daughter of PL U's presi­ dent.

Carl Tandberg, left, and Daniel Dvergsdal, right, taught history and political science at PL U on Exchange Professorships in the early '50's. They were reunited at the Oslo gathering with an early '50's PL U student, PL U President William o. Rieke, center.

PL U students from Oslo are, from left, freshman Hilde Bjorhovde.

Christian Brullsgaard '76- '77, sophomore Bjorn Melsom and freshman Berit Bjercke.


Former PLU students Siri Solberg of Bergen and Gro Styrmo of Oslo w e re re u n i t e d a t t h e Os l o gathering.


ing the Choir on tour, Margaret Foss Syre of Seattle, ile accom right, was reunited with five of her relatives from the Oslo area.


Sigurd and Sigrid Baalsrud, left, are PLU parents. Their daughter, Mari, tended PLU last year. A t right are Christian '76 and Kiki Erlandsen.

Alums Arnold Watland '71 and Arild Harvik '67, left, visit with Arild's wife, Ellen, and alumni director Ron Coltom.

(Continued from JAMES

Pace 22)



BILL and MARCIA (Larsen '67) been

vice-principal for Clover High School in Tacoma, He has been sophomore dean at Lakes High School, Taco­ ma, since 1974 and prior to that as a teacher and counselor at Lakes. He and his wife, Jacquie, live in University Place. They have a son. Jeff, who is a sixth


are living


Champaign, Ill., where Bill i s textbook manager for Follett's Bookstore. Marcia teaches sew­ ing lessons for the Singer Com­ pany. They have two children, K u r t W i lliam, 6, and Greta Nicole, 2. REV. STANLEY C. HOOBING

grader, and a daughter, Jill, en­ tenng fourth grade.

has accepted a call to serve as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church


in Junction City. Ore. He was formerly pastor of Richland,

Christy N. Ulleland, 15424 9th Ave. SW #2, S eattle, WA 98166 RUTH (Gunderson) SCHAFFL­ ER and husban ,AI, are enroute to an assignment with the U.S. Navy in Yokohama, Japan with three children, Laud, 12;

10; and KristlDa, 7. has been an instructor for Americ n Red Cross for sev­ eral years and also nursing chair­ woman for vario us military in­ stallatio in the United States and Europe. Her husband was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army) and has just completed a year of militar y schooling at the Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ,

DAN ALNE assumed the POSI­ don of sales manager of Altadena office of Whipple Realty in Al­ tadena, Calif. on July 3 . He was Lt. Gilvernor - Division - Founders District Toastmas-. ten in May 19n His duties ar to motivate and IDspire 4 area governors under him and the clubs they repre ent. Growth Through Sharing is their theme this year. Dan lives in Pasadena,


Wash. He is married and he and his wife, Carol, have two chil­ dren, Rachel, 3112, and Matthew who will be two years old in November.

Dennis Hartke, 19 Fife Heights

Dr. E., Tacoma, WA 98424 LYNN and W I L L Y (B a e r ) ERTSGAARD have moved from Longview, Wash., to Seattle. Wash., where Lynn is pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church. Willy has writ en a manual on rganiz­ ing a children's choir which was published this spring by Fortress Press in Children Sing 3. In July

1976 their third son, Leif Anders, was born, joining brothers Bryan and Joel.

1967 William Young, 7129 Cirrine ume S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498 LARRY



graduated in Ma y 1977 from the medical school of the Universny of North Dakota. In 1973 he re­ a




anatomy from the University of

1964 Mike McIntyre, 12402 138th E., Puyallup, WA 98371 KARLEEN KARLSON is direc­ tor of the off campus housing at the State University of York at Albany Her hus­ Kingsley Greene, works III RPI in Troy as a serials catalogu­ er at th library. They live in Albany.



O'NEIL has as­

North Dakota after completing two years in anatomy at PLU. He is doing his residency and family praclJce in Minot, N.D. He is the son of Paul V. and Nina Larson of Parkland, Wash.

1968 4011 10th N,W., Gig HDrbor, WA 9833S HARLAND and MARY (Seas­ Mich ael



'70) LYSO are living in Singapore, Republic of Singapore where Harlan is prinClpal and Mary a eacher, at International School on the Isle of Borneo in (ndonC9la Prior to going lO Sm­ gapore the}' pent two ye r with Bl 10 ArlZOIUl. They Iwve two children Theresa, four, and Am ,two.

of a church in Payette, Idaho for five years. He is married and he

moved to Seattle, Wash., where Gary is a customs broker and

and his wife, Ruth, have SODS, Stanley and Gale, Jr.

manager of Steeb Marine Ser­ vices,Inc.


JOHN OAKLEY, M.D., assis­ tant resident in neurosurgery, was the recipient of the Upjohn Humanitarian Award, which is given annually at Harb orview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash. The award goes to a ·member of the medical center's staff in rec­ ognition of clinical excellence and humanitarian concern. This was the first time the Upjohn

Neurosurgery. He and his wife, Shirley Ann, have two young sons.

VIRGIL and MARSHA ( rim '68) WHITE are living in Viborg, S.D., where Virgil has been pas­ tor of the ALC congregation for the past three and one-half years. Marsha is a homemaker, substi­ tutes as a teacher, and takes an

pan in the church. They hree children, Brent, 5%, Tarina Marie, 2212, and Kirk Roy, born August 10, 1976.

where Ken IS Northeast District m a n a g er, S e r v i c e Products.


ARLEEN (Bryant) GREE N and husband, Wayne, move to Col­ vme, Wash., in May. Arleen is

working at Memorial Clinic as cardiologist.






in Sherwood, Ore., where he is employed at Montgomery Wards as a key punch operator. He is secretary/treasurer of Boulevard T o a s t ma s t e rs, s e c r etary of

RICHARD and SUE (Smith '70) QUINN are back 10 the Pacific

starting his second term as presi­ of




Count y is




Washington State Tria] Lawyer's Association. SHARON Hegg) PARRISH has move to Spokane, Wash.,

Last July 15th he was winner of

Northwest after being stationed on the East Coast for the past three years while Dick was in the

Air Force. They are living in Kirkland, Wash.· Dick will at­ tending g r a d u a t e s c h o o l i n periodontics a t the niversity of Washington. He received an American d for Dental Ed cation Fellowship.


pointed to the Liberty Park Un­ ited Meth o d i s t C h u r c h a n d Moran United Methodist Church in Junl:. They formerly lived an Lacrosse, Wash.

Cindy Johnst{)n J ackson, 110 South 4th, Renton, WA 980SS







CIMa Valley Medical Center,san Jose, Calif., and IS now a clinical n tructor in medl ine suh versity of C lifomia chool - San Fra.nsisco

U ni­



[ng credential wo.rkIng 'llh visu ally handicapped 'luden . MICHAEL W. FOSS wos instal­ as

PAUL NELSON bas been hired a s v o c a l-instrumental music teacher at Hopkins Junior High Scbool in Aberdeen, Wash. L ARR Y CROCK E T T . served as youth worker a t

as. ociate pastor of Our Lutheran



Spokane, Wash., on May 22, 19n. He was formerly associate pastor at Christ Lutheran Church In Spokane. He and his wife, Christ­ [ne, bnve two children, Sarah,S, and Linnea,




Lutheran Church In Tacoma. Wash., while he 'lttended PLU. was ordained as a pastor of Ihe Amencan Lutheran Church on unday, .Tune 5, 19n lie wa. inS II a educallon pastor of Calvary I.Ulhenm hurch in Gol­ d

h h a s been dOl n g radu Ie 'or I Ca1i!cu"nlB Slate-Lo Angeles to get a teach­

year of residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. He graduated from Loyola Universi­ ty Stritch Medical School in 1975. LOWELL C. PETERSON is liv­ ing m Helena, Mont., where he is in his second year of teaching special education.

1972 Krist; Harstad Duris. 12158 "A" Street, Tacoma, WA 98444 CONRAD and DIANNE (Torgerson '72) HUNZIKER are


,Mmn., on June 12_ He


receiv hi DUl rer of dl in ty degree on May 29 fruIJI Luther

. nun. r) D


St. Paul. Minn.

VID and LI D



rece.n tly

er '71) mov


from Y 1m. Wash., 10 Nook ck. Wash., ;vhere DaVId is now pnn­ clpaI ook k Valley Jr,-Sr.

High School. Th jr.- r. high con­ 'I ts ot 600 tudents and 26 lacul­

ty members. Linda is temporarily retired

from teaching



care of one-year old J ffrey, VlVI (Rode) RICKLE is living in Sealtle, Wash., where she IS a full-tiJ:ne mother and wife, and a Sunday school teacber for the primary gr des. They have a five-year old


i n surance adjuster i n L o s Angeles. They have one SOil, Con­ rad III,now 15 months old. JERRY and SUSAN (attended) NELSON are living in D nver, Co lo., where Jerry is completing his first year anesthesiology

of residency in t th University

of Colorado Medical Center. He graduated from Creighton Uni­ versity Medical School in Omaha, Ne . in 1976. Susan is preparing to retunl to nursing scbool after working 5 years as an insurance claims adjuster. Their first child, Eric Byron, was born on May 27, 1977. D OUGLA S



signed with t h Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Summer Repertory Musi­ cal Theatre for the 19n season. This is his third season with the Idaho

tr upe. He will

ill the

position of assistant general man­ ager and director of "Li'l Abner" and "Applause". KATHY HEGTVEDT has been awarded a graduate teaching fel­ lowship for the next school year

with her husband. Rev Craig Parrish. Pastor Parrish was ap­

R O N A L D D. GREWENOW, M.D., has finished a year as chief


as RN part-time on the o r­ thopedics floor and Conrad is an

TERRY E. LUMSDEN is living in Gig Har bor, Wash., where


is living

KEN D. HALVERSON is teach­ i n g f o u r t h g r a d e at Libby Elementary S ch ool in Libby,


of law practice with Steibeck, Lumsden, and Steibeck. He is


living in Hacienda Hei g h t s , Calif., where Dianne i s working

Western State Grange Regional Speaking contest in Redding,

Terry is starting his fifth year


Chicago where he is in his third

of Plant Physiologists.

her husband is an auto mechanic. They have bought 20 a.cres and hope to build their wn home in. the next few years.


(CHRIS ROSE '68), bave just moved 0 Olympia, Wash., (rom Arlington, Va., where Dave is


authored eight papers published in professional journals, and is a member of the American Society

Beaverton Grange a n d vi e grand of Tigard Odd Fellows.

child, six year' old, and another expected in September I9n. SC H O E N I G

ment became effective as of Sep­

employed as a caseworker, Chil­ dren's Protective Services, and



plant physiology, has been ap­ pointed assistant professor of biological sciences at the Univer­ sity of Denver, Colo. The appoint­

KEVIN S. ELiANDER is living

John Bustad, 11513 Woodland Av ., PuyaClup, WA 98371

Crown Zellerbach. They have one


DR. STEVEN P. BERG, MA '76 a specialist in biochemistry and

Mont., and has moved from Taco­ ma to that city.

Dennis SmIth, 3{}4. 1_3rd r. Sourf" To -oma, A 9 1.01 E. (W hmtmn) L:1 URA IS h V l ng in AXUSD Calif , where

KE Bnd DIANA (Gratzer '6Q) VUYLSTEKE have moved from San F ancisco to Sparta, N.J.

GARY TWITE received his master of arts in German in 1973 from the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Shirley, recently

Award has been presented to a member of the Department of




sumed duties as pastor of the Fi r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h i n Anacortes he served as a pastor


by the University of Oregon Kathy will be pursuing a docto­ rate in education with a specialty In cumculum and instruction. For the past five years she has taught English at Kelso High School in Kelso, Wash. GREGORY P. AMES was or­ dained to the American Lutheran Church mJDlstry on Sunday June 5, 1977 al Centr I Luth r n Church in Spokan , Wash. On July 1 he became pa tor of the Uruled

Lu her a n

\'ater llIe, \




SHARO 'NE REHER h.a been rdinah)r ofTItI mcd ctlng J ro r 197]·]8 U\ tll Clover Par

School Pi Il lrict, T m , Wash In ddltion 10 her d fram PLU. she so holds a mas 1"' de�ree from Uni\' ·rslt;, of Pugel SOund. Her husband Ronald,


tant prinCipal at MI. Tahoma High School. They hove thret< sons. Tun is attending Western a'51

Washington State College; Kkk, a s e n io r al Clover Park High chool and Douglas IS a student at Locbburn Junior High.

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ARNE and RHONDA (Fischer '73) NESS have moved to Kirk­ land, Wash., where Arne is set­ ting up a practice in dentistry. He graduated from Creighton U n i v e r s i t y Den t a l Sc h o o l Omaha, Nebraska in 1977 an was

awarded the


Outsta nding

Senior Dental Student award. Rhonda is a 1977 graduate from Creighton Medical School and is beginning her r e s i d e n c y in pathology at the University of

JOHN "Jeff"WOLLCOTT is teaching 3rd grade at McAlder Elementary Wash.




EUGENE G. BORSHEIM, with his wife, and two daughters, Dawn born Nov. 9, 1975 a n d Becky born September 6 , 1976, has just moved to Galesburg, Ill., where he is employed by the FAA as an air traffic controller at the airport tower.

Washington in Seattle. They are expecting a baby in October.

DIANNE TAYLOR is a captain

Dr. and Mrs. LAVERN SWEN­ SON (Anne Henderson '72) have moved to the Panama Canal Zone for three years. Vern did a dental residency in the Army at Ft. Bragg, N.C. last year and is now finishing up his time in the service. TOM DEGAN, M.D., and fami­ ly are living in Rochester, Minn., where Tom is doing his or­ t h o pedic




Clinic. He and his wife have two children, Tom, Jr., and Tracy. GREGORY AMES was instal­ led as pastor of United Lutheran Church in Waterville, Wash. He comes to Water v i l l e f r o m Spokane, Wash., where he served as Interim Pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church.

in the U.S. Army stationed at Aiea, Hawaii. She has completed a31h-year tour as U.S. Army in­ structor of surgical research and has been awarded Flight Wings and Meritorious Service Medal.

L. Scott Buser, 10024 Lexington ROBERT HUGH O'NEILL, JR.

S.W, Tacoma, WA 98499

was awarded the master of divin­ ity degree from Western Conser­ vative Baptist Seminary, Port­ land, Ore., on June 14, 1977. BARBARA PALOMBI of New­ port Beach, Calif., has taken a position as assistant dean with HandicappedlInternationai Stu­ dents at t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f California-Irvine.

living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she is currently working

Karen Fynboe Howe, 136A Island

at Mount Mercy College. a small Catholic school, for the director

er '73) KILCREASE II, are living in DeSoto, Tex. Jack was or­ dained July 17 at Glory Evangeli­ cal Lutheran Church in DeSoto (a suburb of Dallas). He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Semi­ nary, Mequon, Wisc. on June 1, 1977. Maxine will teach in the area schools there. KATHI PEACH is now in Van­ couver, Wash., where she has been teaching in the Evergreen School

District. This past year

of development and the director of alumni. Prior to her marriage to Mitch Parrish on July 19, 1975, she worked for Northwest Orient Airlines as an airline stewardess and was based in Minneapolis where she met her husband. He is employed by General Mills as a production trainee.


DOUGLAS A. PERSHALL re­ ceived his master's in business a d m i n i s tration



State University this year and is

school, one that was written up in

now a partner in a building firm in Spokane, Wash.

TIME Magazine. Kathi served a term on the EEA executive board this last year, and spent 8 weeks

MARIA C. SANTIAGO is in Antonio, Tex., where she is at­

she taught third graders in a new

this summer traveling in Europe. DON


Skag w a y ,

Alaska High School basketball team captured the Southeast Alaska Class B basketball title for the second straight year. KATHERINE



completed her work at the Uni­ versity of Washington School of Dentistry and is moving to Grand Coulee, Wash., to set up a prac­ tice. Her husband, Terrence Knaptorj '71, has accepted a posi­ tion as an assistant bank manag­ er there. UNDA M. (Shelton) DUTTON received her RN degree May 20, 1977 from Parkland College, Champaign, Ill. She is working as a nurse-counselor for "Planned P ar en thood" in Urbana where she lives with her husband, Craig. He is working on his doc­ torate degree in mechanical en­ gineering.

ministration of justice. She is specialized in judicial administ­ ration but is seeking employment in any criminal justice agency. RON FOSTER graduated from Melodyland School of Theology, Anaheim, Calif., with a master of divinity degree in June 1977. He is pursuing post-graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., for 1977-78 school year.



tending the ASCP (SBB - Spe­ cialty in Blood Banking) program at the University of Texas Health Science Cont rolfBexan County


Hospital at Antonio. She is a registered AMT (medical tech­ nologist) working for a specialty i n B l o o d B an k i n g/l m m u n o Lematology. CAROL L. HARRIS is working at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., in the intensive care unit. She lives in Tacoma. L t .

C. Finseth, 607 South

127th #E, Tacoma, WA 98444

1973 JACK and MAXINE (Wallend­

she the

American University, with a master's of science in the ad­



DEBIE (Roetman) PARRISH is

Blvd., Fox Island, WA 98333

JULIE RONKEN is living in Washington, D.C., where graduated in May from



THAMA VIT has joined a busi­ ness venture as a chemicals sales representative Shammrock



Company, Ltd., an

outlet for Richmond Company, . . Ltd. In Thailand. He was married on May 16, 1977. BECKY FRANKO of Fort Col­ lins, Colo., received her master of arts degree in speech com­ munication from Colorado State University in.�ay, 1977.

MARUN K. BOHUNG is now in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he is employed with Spats - a restaur­ ant and discotheque in the new Hyatt Regency Waikiki at Hem­ meter Center. Prior to going to Hawaii he was manager of the Top of the Hilton restaurant and cocktail lounge in Seattle, Wash. MARCIA LOUISE KOSSMAN received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Antonio, Tex., in May 1977.





MAS '75 is a captain in the U.S. Air Force and has just been as­ signed to duty at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. He previously served at McChord in Taco­ ma, Wash.


ANNETTE GETZENDANNER of Salem, Ore., was consecrated a deac o n e s s of t h e L u t h e r a n C hur c h i n A m e r i c a i n her father's church in Salem on May 8, 1977. Assisting the service was her grandfather who became a Lutheran pastor 60 years ago. Annette is finishing a five-month tour of service with the Bethany Lutheran Church, Spanaway, Wash. and after that she will be assigned to a Juneau, Alaska church. She is the only deaconess serving the Pacific Northwest Synod. MARK D. FREEMAN is work­ ing for Division of Banking, State of Washington, as a bank examin­ er. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, LYNN M. BJORN­ SON (attended PLU) whom he married in October 1975. They have one son, Kyle born June 9, 1977.







KRAMER-DODD '76 have re­ turned to Dubuque, la., where Tom is in his senior year at Wartburg Theological Seminary after a successful year of intern­ ship at Valparaiso University. KIM GREEN is in her second year as head women's athletic trainer-physical therapist at the University of Washington. She is working with the intercollegiate "HUSKY" teams. In August she accompanied the U.S. teams to Bulgaria for the World games. K i m r e c e i v e d h e r p h ysical therapy degree from University of Washington. JAMES H. FLADLAND and his wife, KATHLEEN

where Jim is serving as intern at St. John Lutheran Church and Kathy is employed as a keypunch operator. JOHNSON



San Francisco, Calif., has been appointed to the management team at


Francisco Interna­

tional Airport Parking Manage­ ment.

1976 Steve



She r i d a n

South #2, Tacoma, W A 98444

MARIANNE BYE is living in Portland, Ore., where she is emp­ loyed as a purchasing secretary of a large wholesale art supply company. She also does some free-lance



for business organizations and in her spare time is active in young adult ministries. ROBERT H. DALE was mar­ ried April 30, 1977 to Julie Sim­ panen. They are living in Seattle, Wash., where Dale is employed by T r a n s a m e r i c a Insurance Corporation as an underwriter in their commercial dlvision. MARK




'75) LUDWIG are living in St. Paul, Minn., where Marcia is working at a residential treat­ ment facility for unwed mothers. Mark completed his first year of graduate school at the University of Minnesota. JANET THOMPSON, Washing­ ton State University teaching as­ sistant in foreign languages from R e d m o n d , W a s h . , h a s been awarded a Nordmanns-Forbundet Scholarship for study in Norway. Nordmanns-Forbundet




Pacific Northwest Chapter o f the Norseman's Federation. Its pur­

an AHIQ Attack Helicopte

pose is to stimulate interest in

determined to cut down on van­

dalism and other juvenile crime on Vashon Island and save the taxpayer money in the bargain. She is employed by the Youth Services Bureau at Kent, Wash., w h e r e t h e c o m b i n a t i o n of Juvenile Conference Committee and Youth Services Bureau cut by 60 percent the rate at which firs t-time juvenile offenders committee second crimes in the first year of operation. Over the first 18-month period of opera­ tion juvenile recidivism dropped 80 percent. The secret, she says, is helping the youth and his or her family solve the youth's problems after the first offense.


'75 are living in Charles City, la.



STEPHANIE SMITH of va hon, Wash., is an Island volunte

DENNIS KYLLO graduat May 20, 1977 with a master's of international management from

the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Ariz. He started work with the Continental Grain Com­ pany in St. Louis, Mo., on July 11. STEVE




GJERTSON 12176 were married in Trinity Lutheran Chapel in Tacoma, Wash., on June 11, 1977. Steve is a junior high teacher and

coach at Columbia Crest School in Ashford, Wash. Jill will student teaching at Eatonvi Elementary this fall and w i graduate from PLU i n December. RONALD


wife, Gretchen




his son,

Eric Ronald, born, May 21, 1977 are living


Dayton, Wash.,

where Don is farming Orchards in Dayton.


ELAINE JOHNSON is living in P e n d l e t o n , O r e., where she taught fourth grade last year and will teach sixth grade for 197778. She spent the summer travel­ ing Western USA with Joanie Nelson, class of '76.


MAJOR LEO M. SLEIGHT, MA '76, a procurement management

staff officer with a unit of the Air Force Systems Command, has been assigned to duty at Andrews , Md.


M A J O R R O B E R T J. RAYBURN, MA '76, is serving at Elmendorf , Alaska, with an Alaskan





Major Rayburn, chief o f the Alas­ North American Air Defense


AFB, Wash.

Control Center, was previously assigned at McChord

JAMES F. WALSH, Jr., MA '7 has





lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He is stationed at Kunsan AB,

Pilot assigned to a Border Sur­ veillance Mission on the East German, Czechoslovakia, West

maintaining cultural ties between Norway and the Pacific North­

German borders. He and his fam­

the University of Bergen.

Republic of Korea and is an ad­ ministrative officer with a unit of the Pacific Air Forces.

ily live in 49 Koward Adenauer Strasse A-I, Schwaback, FRG. In July they took a camping trip to Copenhagen, Denmark and Swe­

KAREN C. (Steitz) WRIGHT is living in Astoria, Ore., where she


den and in August spent a week at Garmisch, Germany and Salz­ burg, Austria. They have three children, Eric, eight, Danny, seven, and Andy,16 months. They plan to




Europe and the Near East before returning to the United States in January 1980.

west. Janet will be studying at

is working part-time as a charge nurse at a convalescent home. She received her RN in April, 1977.





former employee of PLU's com­ puter center, is director of data processing at Clatsop Community College.






D-170, 3800 SE 14th Ave., La�y' WA 98503

KATHY KILGORE, MAS '77 is ' living i n San Antonio, Te x. where she is the program dire: tor at Coates Center, Trinity Un versity.




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DAVID VOSS an DEBBlE OF­ TEBRO '76 were married in Sacmento, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1977. Debbie graduat d in business ad­ ministration and David has bee n accepted at California State Uni­ verslly at S acramento in th� MBA program. Debbie is pre­ sently

work i ng



State Department of Solid Waste Management, Divisi.on of Recycl­ ing Glass and Ferrous metals in the San Fran isro Bay Area.






position of manager of an athletic clothing store in San Bernardino, Calif. The D.II. me of the store is "The Athletes Foot." He lives in Rialto, Calif.

ved to

B JELDE '72 a nd Tern of P ascagoula, Miss.,

were married on July 9, 1977 in

Hach '72. They will be at home in Pascagoula. Best man was David

San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they are both employed by Eastern Airlines. Jim says he would like to hear from some of his lassmates. Here i his address: Condo La Mancha 1114, Isla Verde, P.R. 00913. CHRISTY A. STEVENS '60 and John Hilgers of Houghton, Mich., were married July 30, 1977 in

H AWKINS has Little Falls, Minn.,

will teach ninth grade science and coach track.

contract for tbe coming year. She

TERESE McKAMEY is teach­ ing music in Wash. school

the Washougal, district and has

that city.

Houghton where John is assistant professor

of math at Michigan

Technological University. DUANE E. KLOTZ '76


on June 11, 1977 in an evemng c e r e m o ny in Trinity United Methodist Church of Sequim, Wash. They will make their first home in Ypsilanti, Mich., where Duane is personnel manager of St. Regis Paper Company's Container Division. CURTIS EGGE '77 and JANICE COKE x'79, were married June 26, 1977 in Tacoma, Wash., where they are making their first home. CYNTHIA LUST '76 and Joe

Several P.L.U. students attend­ ing the University of Washington School of Dentistry received hon­

Voiland, were married on Aug. 28, 1976. They live at Warrenville, Ill. MARY ELLEN EZELL '77 and


PETER GULSRUD '76 were mar­

ho n o rs as s em b l y J u n e 3. Gra duatin g with honors was Milton Chance '67. The

ried Aug. 6, 1977 at Mt. Oli e Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.



the annual

ward from the International College of Dentistry w a s re­ ceived by Katherine A. KD.II.pton woman to graduate as a dentist. D8D.II. Otterholt '73 received the


K thy





award of the Seattle Pedodontics

fOUOWIDg scholarships: Jack W. Anderson '73, the Maurice J. Hic­ Soci ety. Three men received the

key Aid Fund; Rick K. Oubl '76, the Charles V. Callegan Memo­

nal; an Frank Spear '74, Omic­ ron Kappa Upsilon.

After a honeymoon along the California coast they are at home in their newly purchased house in N. Hollywood, Calif. Mary Ellen is now a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank and Peter will be starting his


year at Laurel Hall School where he teaches biology, Spanish and art. JOHN D. WALK '72 and Alicia

A. Jones of Lewiston, Id., were married on May 28,1977 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston. John is choral director at Libby High School in Libby, Mont.

rrlages •

CAROL FORBES '74 and Steven Zumalt were married March 12, 1977 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Roseville, Calif. They have purch­ ased 30 acres in the country and are planning to design and build their own home. Carol is employed with the Visiting Nurses' Associa­ tion and Ste ve is a machine operator for Reynold's Aluminum. REBECCA A. OLSON '75 and Alec E. Letterer were married May 21, 1977 in the Barrington, Ill.,

Lutheran Church Rebecca is

of the an RN

Alec is a student respiratory therapist. They live in Schaum­ berg, Ill.

STANLEY A. JACKSON '69 of Memphis, Tenn., and Andrea Lyn Phillips


Charleston Heights,

S.C., were married April 2, 1977 in Grace United Methodist Church in Charleston. Stan received his mas­ ter's degree from the University of Southern Illinois. They will make their first home in Memphis. DOUGLAS R. VOLD, '77 and Linda L. Walton were married May 27, 1977 at Ascension Luthe­ make their fir t home in St.

Church in Portland, Ore. They


PETER MOORE '74 and Jo Ann

is self-employed as a dental tech­

Hislop were married June 12, 1977 in the Gazebo in the Arboretum of

nician at Harbor Dental Lab in Gig Ha rbor, Wash., where they r side.

the University of Washington. They are making their first home

in Seattle, W sh. ANN MARIE MEHLUM 175 and

Timothy C. Cling of Salinas, Calif., were married in an evening gar­ den ceremony June 9, 1977 at the bride's parents home in Florence, Ore. They honeymooned in the Puget Sound area and will make their first home in San Francisco, Calif.

CYNTHIA JANE LINDEL '73 Ilnd Scott J. Chandler of Coral Springs, Fla., were married Aug. 6,1977. JAN C. GILBERTSON '65 and Mary Frances Roscoe were mar­ ried Aug. 12, 1977 at St. Andrews

Births MIM




(Kathy Koll '71), a daughter, Jenny Christine, born Dec. 9, 1976. She joins an adopted son, Mark, age 3. John is the principal in the village elementary school and Kathy has temporarily retired as a kindergarten teacher to be home with the children. They live in Mt. Village, Alaska. MIM LARRY L. HANSON '71 (Lynda Slovick '72), a daughter, Julie Anne, born March 23, 1977. She joins a brother, Jeffrey, age 2. They live in Vancouver, Wash. C A P T/M



(Margaret Christopherson '68) of Sierra Vista, Ariz., have adopted a baby girl, born March 28, 1977. Her name is Tricia Karina.

MIM AKE PALM '72 (Caro l

Christensen '72), a son, Kristoffer Donald, born April 5, 1977. They live in Hovas, Sweden. MJM TYLER COPLEN '66 (Anne Bryson x'68), a daughter, Wendy Marie, born April 22, 1977. She

joins a sister, Sara Elisabeth, 4 years old. Ty is in olved in geoth­ erma energy and water resources studies for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va. They live in Herndon, Va. MJM CHARLES LARSEN x'69 (Janet Dougherty '71), a daugbter, Tarlyn June, born May 15, 1977. She is their first child. Janet is an English and drama teacher at a Puyallup, Wash. Jr. High School and Charles is a teacher and a curriculum specialist with Taco­ ma schools. They live in Puyallup. MIM DANIEL E. TUTT '73

were married in June 1977. They

they live in Tacoma, Wash. MIM DOUG WOLFORD (Vicki Neptun '73), a daughter, Rosalie

Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash. They are residing in Coupeville, Wash., on Whidbey Island where both are presently teaching. JOAN PECKENPAUGH '76 and JEFF REYNOLDS '76 were mar­ ried June 18, 1977 at Messiah Lutheran




Wash., with a r e c e p t i o n i n Lindbloom Center, Green River Community College. Joan and Jeff honeymooned in Hawaii and are now living in Longview where Jeff is teaching at Kessler Elementary and Joan is teaching at Robert Gray Elementary. SHARON LOUISE RYAN '76 and Ronald W. Stebbins were mar­ ried June 25, 1977 at the Agnes Flannagen C hapel, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Ore. They are making their new home in Gresham, Ore., following a wed­ ding trip to the Oregon coast.

er who are two years olil. Steve ntinues to serve as associate pastor at All Saints Lutheran in lIItinnetonka, Minn. They live in Hopkins, Minn. M/M R O B C O R L ( J A N I E TAYLOR '72), a son, Robert David III, born November 27, 1976. They

and second grades for five years in Albany, Ore. DIM LAVERN SWENSON '72

(Diane M. Gormley '74), a daught­ er, Danielle Marie, born June 1,

SHARON W ALLINDER '76 and ROBERT FRANCE '76 were mar­ ried June 17, 1977 in Maple Leaf

Apl"il 27, 1977. He joins two other children. twins Daniel and Jennif­

is an attorney. Janie taught first

Catholic Church in Sumner, Wash. R A N D A L L H OLM '73 and DEBRA STOOK - attended) live in Edmonds, Wash.

Rev. and Mrs. STEVE CARL­ SON '71, a son, Eric Sherman, born

live in Corvallis, Ore., where Rob

Elma, Wash. They will live in

Nancy Anne Kuss were married

she has signed a teaching

moved t


1977. She is their first child and

Beth, born June 12, 1977. She is their first child. They live in Hood

River, Ore. MIM JOHN BENNETT '75 (Kir­ stine Buckardt x'79), a son, Jacob, born March 11, 1977. They live in


Des Moines, Iowa.

(Mary Olson '65), a daughter, born June 28, 1977. She is their third daughter. They live in Simi Valley,

MIM LARRY D. WOOD, 68/69 (ELLEN MADSEN '75), a son, Calif.

Matthew Andres, born June 18, 1977. He is their first child. They live in Fairbanks, Alaska where Larry is an attorney employed by the State of Alaska. M/M ANDY STUEN '70, a daughter, Sally, born May 29, 1977. Sally is their first child and is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. O.J. Stuen of Parkland. Andy

(Ann e


'72), a

Aaron Matthew, born Dec. 1976 in Fort Bragg, N.C.

son, 26,

MIM PAUL L. URLIE '64 (Anne E. Gravrock '65), a daughter, Andrea Lauren, born June 21, 1977. She joins sisters, Karen Elizabeth; 6, and Mary Kirsten, 20

MIM Bill Holmer



STOCKSTAD '72), a son, May 10, 1977.





Freeman. He i s their first son and

MIM DANIEL A. (Wendy J. Wilcox '75) NEPTUN, a son, born June 1 7, 1977. They live in Toke­ they live in Kent, Wash.

land, Wash. MJM




TOLLACK '75), a daughter, Joni Kathryn, born on May 25, 1977. Two weeks later Joni received her master of science degree fr m Stanford University in chemistry. That same


her husband,

Tom, started his new job at Fair­ child Semiconductor in Mountain View as an engineer. They are presently living in Palo Alto, Calif. M/ M

M i c h a e l

W a r r



son, Scott Michael, born on July 27, 1977. Scott is their first child. They reside in Tacoma, Wash. DOUG and JULIE


Krista Lee and Jennifer Ann, born, July 14, 1977. They join 2-year old '69) ANDERSON, twin daughters,

Marnie Sue. Doug and Julie are living in McMinnville, Ore., where Doug is managing a branch of Anderson Brothers Jewelers.

MIM JIM VOROS '71 (Patty Jo Simonson '74), a daughter, Amy Kristine, born April 17, 1977. They live in Edmonds, Wash., where they are managing 3 apartment complexes in the Edmonds, Lynn­ wood area. Jim just received his real estate license.


Phillip Michael, born June 30, 1977. He is their first child. They reside





where Steve is working on a Ph.D. in chemistry. Joyce is staying home being a full-time mother and homemaker.

Deaths Mrs. Diderikke Brandt Preus, 92, wife of Dr. J.C.K. Preus of Minneapolis, died Aug. 16 in Min­ neapolis after a brief illness. She received an honorary doctor of letters degree from PLU in 1954. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Linka Jo hnson, a PLU graduate and former registr ar, and Jeanne Rost, also a PLU alumna. A son,

Rolf, also P L U alumnus, die in 1959. Dr. and Mrs. Preus were married in 1907. He was executive director of Christian education for the former Evangelical Lu theran Church from 1931 until he retIred in 1956.

Dr. Swen L. Swenson, 74 died in

Seattle Sept. 4 after a long illness. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from PLU in 1955. He served on the PLU Board of Regents from 1953-62 when he was president of the Columbia Conference of the former Augus­ tana Synod. He is survived by his wife Mildred, a daughter and four sons. Son Larry is a PLU graduate and son Norris attended PLU. Two granddaughters presently attend PLU. Ervin E. Dammell, 66, died in Tacoma Aug. 26. A native of North Dakota; he was graduated from the PLU high school department in 1931 and the three-year normal department in 1936. He taught in Kingston, Wash., for several years and then was in the Franklin Pierce School District, Parkland, from 1944 until he retired in 1973. He is survived by his wife, Char­ lotte, a PLU alumna; a son Erwin E. who attended PLU; and three daughters, Cathryn, Carolyn and Juliet, all of Tacoma. Mrs. Edward (Betty) Brown, 49, of Tacoma died suddenly Sept. 3. She was a former employee of the niversity where she worked in the registrar's office for many years and also in pIa ement. She is survived by her husband who is a PLU graduate (Class of 1953), a son Bruc and a daughter Cynthia. Patrick McCabe, '76, formerly of Puyallup, Wash., died June 2, 1977

in an auto accident near

Sumner. He was a social worker for the Larchmont Diagnostic Center in Puyallup. He was a member of the Puyallup Smelt Board, and attended Bethesda Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, a son, Jeremy and a daughter, Angela, his pa­ rents Mr. and Mrs. Louis T. McCabe, Jr. of Graham; three brothers, Ronald E. and Michael S., both of Puyallup, and Louis T. III of Tacoma; a sister, Terry Marie McCabe of Honolulu and grandparents, Mrs. Theresa Cozi­ er of Tacoma and Mrs. Eugenia McCabe of Lakewood. Funeral services were held June 6 in Puyallup. Irene (Odell) Tommervik, '37, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 1977 in Tacoma, Wash. She was a retired teacher and administrator for the Tacoma School District. She is survived by her husband, Arnold, a son Larry of Tacoma, and three daughters, Mrs. William (Gloria) Greeley of Tacoma, Mrs. Michael (Carol) Parker of Bre­ merton and Susan of Bellingham, and one grandchild. William D. Skillings, '40, 3N, pas­ sed away on March 11, 1977 fol­ lowing open heart surgery in Port­ land, Ore. He had taught almost 3 1 years


Washington State,


years in the Tacoma School sys­ tem and was teaching English at Wilson Higb School at the time of his death.

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Logge Boot Gives 23-21 Nod To UPS By Jim Kittilsby Sporting a souvenir collection of turf burns, leg cramps, bumps, and bruises ·n a physical 23-2 1 reversal to Puget Soun on Sept. 17, Pacific Lutheran griddeI's con­ curred , in ret rospect , t h a t a whack in the noggin is often less risky than a kick in the dome. This obs ervat io n gains cre­ dence when the kicker is Uni er­ sity of Puget Sound thump s and­ out Brent Wagner and the setting is the friendly skies and firm footing of the Kingdome. It vas Wagner's 38-yard fi eld goal in the fourth quarter which proved to e the margin of victory in a spirited struggle before 13,167 patrons in Seattle . A fourth quarter scramble to the scoreboard favored tnPS, the


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the Lutes leveled the coUnt to 7-7 after three frames.

The game was an air-infantry match up and PLU's Brad Wester­ ing engineered the former. Wes­ tering hit on 2 1 of 45 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns. The 2 1 com pletions tied the so phomore quarterba c k ' s own s chool record. His TD targets were Greg Price, Jeff Cornish, and Randy Rochester on 7, 27, and 38-yard s rikes. P u g et Sound zipped for 232 yards on the ground , while limit­ ing the Lutes to 83. PLU could muster only seven yards on the turf in the econd half.

A blocked PLU punt, with the Logge rs taldng possession only three yards from paydirt, set up one UPS touchdown. On PLU's first series of the game, a Lute scoring drive was snuffed out when a Westering aerial was in­ tercepted in the end zone, negat­ ing a 4S-yard PLU march. I n the non-counter opening game, PLU unleashed a stable of running backs to step over the Alumni 27-9.

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." - Cesare Pavese


PLU's 14. Down 7-0 at the half,


By Don Krahmer Jr. The game was over. People made their way out of the giant dome. PLU had played in the Kingdome. There were no tears of defeat or shouts of victory for the Lutes. They had played their best. The lights began to darken in the stadium. Signs brought by stu­ dents and friends still lined the walls . We would remember that day. For many there was a bus ride or a drive by car. Remember trying to find that parking place 0 close to the dome? There was e x c i t e m ent. Like when you walked into the structure for the first time and beard the PLU Pep Band. You felt a little bit of pride but didn't want to let it show quite •

yet. Then, the loudspeaker an­ nounced the starting lineup. The team ran out on the field. You

were up on you feet cheering your team. The game began . With 10:46 left in the second quarte Greg Price would score the r PLU point of the game. The extra point was good . The Lutes wen wild. The crowd counted the cheerleaders ' push-ups . . . . 1-2 -3-4 5-6-7. The official crowd attendance was 13, 167, but one Kingdome courtesy guide estimated 20,000 to 22,000. In other words, the game put some sort of dent in the huge capacity of the dome. The game conti nu ed. Touchd ow n were scored. There were high­ lights. Students had seen their Lute "do it in the dome." Friends alumni had a chance to excbang greetings. It was fun. It was a first. It was the day that Pacif· c Lutheran played in the Kingdome. The moments to remember. The game ended. The cheering had died down. The final football·gear was being moved from the field. Maint enance me n c lea red the f·nal litter from the stands. The stadium went dark. The day at the Kingdome was finished, but the memories were only yet b ginning.

Lutes Plan l\ssault On League Title With the friendly skies and alien turf of the Kingdome behind them, PLU footballers are ex­ pected to push for prominence in the Northwest Conference race, which gets underway Oct. 1 . Rich in defensive backs, Lute mentor Frosty Westering has six of 27 returning lettermen positioned in the secondary. The cordon is headed senior Steve Irion ( 1 95), who pilfered 10 passes as a sopho­ more, but was shelved with a knee injury last season. Others in this vet set are Jim Carlson (172), B rian Anderson ( 1 85 ) , Randy Ayers ( 1 85), Howard Kreps (180), and Kris Yapp (185). On the defen s i v e l i n e , c o ­ captain Rob Michaelsen (235) and Brad Hauge (235), both senior tackles, are fixtures. Phil Earley (210), a junior, and sophomore eve Kienberger (208), are traf-

Conditioning Key To '77 Stick Fortunes Fourteen fit field hockey retur­ nees, including virtually the en­ tire starting unit, will polish their ticks and pride, both of which ere scuffed during a 4-13-2 sea­ son in 1976. Deep in defensive talent, stick strategist Sara Officer had the hocks on a summer conditioning

Graduation Thins Net Ball Ranks W h a t d o B a rbra Streisand , Helen Reddy, Kathy Wales, and Julie Goodwin have in common? Rhetorically speaking, each is a big hit in her ·espective field. . . er, court. In addit.ion, each has a vested interest in records. W les, a sophomore, and Good­ win, a j unio r , are the hitte rs around whom Kathy Hemion will re-build the Lute volleyball squad , was thinned b y graduation a 12-14 season in 1976.

fic deterrents at end. Junior mid­ dle linebacker John Zamberlin (230) is flanked by junior Kris Morris (200) and senior Dan Luce (205). PLU has three running backs with previous starting experi­ ence. Senior captain PIentis John­ son ( 1 70) averaged 5.7 yards per carry last year. Seniors Erik Strenge (195) and Greg Price (190), along with junior Mark Ac­ cimus, are cogs in the Lute run­ ning mechanism. The Lutes' aerial artistry is in the hands of sophomore Brad Westering, who in just six games in 1976 passed for 1349 yards and 15 T D ' s . His targets inclu d e s e n i o r co-captain Duane Fromhart (180) and senior Randy Rochester ( 190). There are some new faces in the interior of the offensive line. Senior Dave O lson ( 2 1 5 ) and junior Mike Catron (225) have a hold at the tackle posts. John BIey (220), a strong and aggressive fre s h m a n , a n d s e n i o r S t e v e S everson (215) lead the guard gang. Sophomores John Schultz (215) and Scott Davis (195) share the center post. program, confident that front line speed would provide the scoring punch which was noticeably ab­ sent last year. The · Lady Lutes drew the goose egg in eleven games. PLU, operating out of 4-2 of­ fense, will have thdr comeback effort speared by three field­ tested veterans. Junior left link Chris Evenson, junior center half­ back Lynda Rich, and sophomore goalie Tami Fiebelkorn are ex­ pected to keep the hock flock flying. The Lady Lutes will play host to the AlA W qual ifying tournament Nov. 1 2-13.

PLU Harriers Seek Repeat Of '75 Finish Saving the best until last is a time honored practice, observed by junk food munchkins, gow·­ mets, and cross country connois­ seur Jon Thieman. Thieman, starting his tenth sea­ son at PLU, seems to find his harriers merrier at the close of a campaign. judging from a NWC c mpionship in 1975 and run­ ner- up finish last year. during which span the Lute runners were victorious in just one regular sea­ son dual meet.

Hoop Squad Hopes For Hot Start Good quickness and experi­ enced size are expected to over­ haul the cool Yule tradition which has plagued PLU basketball in recent years. Four regulars back from the '76-77 squad, athletes of size and substance, helped PLU rebound from a 4-10 start to a 15-12 finish. The Lutes tied for second place in the Northwest Conference with a 10-4 record. Hoop honcho Ed Anderson will bank on the bucket and board work of 6-8 junior Tim Thomsen.

Soccer Team Counts On Veterans

Aggressive under the ring, Thom­ sen averaged 10 points a gaJIle with an 8.2 rebound count. Sopho­ more Butch Williams, Thomsen's 6-8 ' pivot partner, made steady strides in his first season. Lute scori ng l e a d er K e v i n Petersen, a 6-4 senior, is an action activator. An all-district selection, Petersen pumped in 12.3 points per game. Quarterbackin,g the quintet will be 6-2 junior Mike Meyer, a defensive demon. Jim. Carlson, a 6-4 senior, is the other letterman. N e w c omers include 6-4 freshman Jerry Persson from Kungbacka, Sweden, a protege of former Lute standout Ake Palm. The Lutes open play at Alaska­ Fairbanks on Dec. 2-3; the home opener is set for Dec. 10 against Central Washington.

Foward is the direction, for­ ward the strength, proclaims Lute boot boss Dave Asher of the PLU soccer program, which continues to improve, albeit imperceptibly , year by year. Lute headers, who thumped out a 4-8-1 mark in the fall season, a notch above the 3-7-2 of the previ­ ous autumn, were touched only lightly by graduation. Asher ex­ pects to be strong at the forward

line, a trifle thin in numbers at fullback. J u ni o r fo rwards Dale Pen­ nington and Steve Rychard will be counted on for scoring punch. Sophomore Mark Leeper matches his appellation as a goal tender. Se n i o r J o h n K n o x , a n a 1 1 conference selection, and junior Hal Ueland are fullback fixtures. T e a m c a p t a i n Dick Jones, a senior, will be at halfback. In the strong Northwest Col­ legiate Soccer Conference, which h a s spawned both NCAA and NAIA national finalists, PLU will be out to better a 1-7-0 record. The Lutes were second in the Northwest Conference tourna­ ment.

Alums Invited To Run In

Long-Distance Ladies Gear

Turkey Trot

For Marathons

Intramural director Carol Aup­ ing, detennined not to ruffle the feathers of Alumni, for the first time is i n v it i n g c on d i t i o n e d graduLutes to participate in the annual Turkey Trot, slated for Homecoming Saturday Nov. 12. This three-mile cross country run is open in male and female b r a c k e.t s i n t h e f o l l o w i n g categories: PLU students, age 2230, 31-40, 41-50, 51 and over plus the open division. The latter is open to ex-PLU cross country runners of the past five years plus other fast-fluttering birds. Prizes will be awarded in each division. To enter, report to the PLU's Administration Building main en­ trance at 9:30 a.m. on race day.

Long distance operator Carol Auping, who dialed a fifth place nu mber in the 1976 station-to­ station NCWSA cross count r y meet, i s back to direct the toll­ free travels of the Lady Lute harriers. Auping, who has five marathon mates back from a squad which places in the top third of the N o r t h w e s t C o l l e g e Wo me n' s Spo rts Association field, foresees a similar finish this season. Senior Kris Ringo was 32nd among NCWSA's 1 1 8 finishers last year. Junior Beth Coughlin, sophomore Jan Olson, and senior Deb Morgan are others who can stay with the pack. Others who figure in the distance derby p]ans are junior Bonnie Coughlin and sophomore Kathy Rowberg.

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Art exhibit, porcelain, Patti Stevenson, Mortvedt Gallery Art exhibit,Faculty Show, Wekell Gallery Football, PLU at Willamette, 1 : 30 p.m. Concert, Seattle Symphony, Olson Aud., 8 p.m. Artist Series, Bill Evans Dance Co., Eastvold Aud., 8 : 1 5 p.m. Dad's Day Football, Linfield at PLU, FP Stadium, 1 :30 p.m.


Audubon Film Series , Univ. Center, 7 : 30 p.m. Concert, B rass Ensemble, Eastvold Aud., 8: 5 p.m.


Concert, E ening of Contemporary Music, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p.m.

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Concert, Un' versity Symphony Orchestra, Olson Aud., 8:15 p.m.

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Art exhibit, set designs, John Painder, Wekell Gallery Art exhibit, oldies and goldies, Mortvedt Gallery Lecture Series, urban erlVironmentalist Paolo Soleri, Univ. Center, 8 : 1 5 p.m.

20-23 Musical, "Canterbury Tales," Eastvold Aud., 8 : 1 5 p.m. League Day 22 Football, College of Idaho at PLU, FP Stadium, 1 :30 p.m. Concert, Faculty Chamber Series, Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p.m. 25 26-27 Concert, Jazz Ensemble, Univ. Center, 8 : 1 5 p.m. Concert, Faculty Trio, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m. 28 20-N ov.2 Faith and Life Forum Concert, B.J. Thomas, Olson Aud., 8 : 1 5 p.m. 31

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Faculty Recital, sopranos Barbara Poulshock and Mira Frohmma er Univ. Center, 8 : 15 p.m.

Tacoma Mr. T.W. Anderson Mr. Gene Grant Mrs. Ruth Jeffries Mr. M.R. Knudson, Chairman Dr. Richard Klein M . Richard Neils Mrs. Suzanne Nelson Dr. W.O. Rieke, president Seattle Rev. Dr. A. G. Fjellman Mr. Paul Hoglund Mr. Clavton Peterson Dr. M. Roy Schwarz Rev. Dr. Clarence Solberg Rev, Warren Strain Dr Christy Ullelan Dr. George Wade Western Wasb ngton Rev. Charles Bomgren Mr. eorge Davi , vice-chair man Rev, Davi d Wold


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Composer's Forum , Univ. Center, 8 : 1 5 p.m. Football, PLU at Whitworth, 1 :30 p.m. Vaudeville '77, Olson Aud., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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Vaudeville '77, Olson Aud., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Concert, University Concert Band, Eastvol d Aud., 8:15 p.m. Homecoming Songfest, Olson Au ., 7 p.rn. Homecoming Stomp, Univ. Center, 9 p.m.


Football, Lewis and Clark at PLU, FP Stadium, 1 :30 p.m. Alumni Homecoming Dinner, Univ. Cent


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Artist Series, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, Olson Aud., 8 : 1 p.m.


Board of Regents meeting 14 Audubon Film Series, Univ. Center, 7:30 p.m. 15 15-Dec� 16 Art exhibit, ceramics, John McCuiston, Wekell Gallery Art exhibit, Former Students' Show, Mortvedt Gallery Concert, Faculty Woodwind Ensemble, 8 : 1 5 p.m.

17 17 -20 University Theatre, "The Miracle Worker," Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.


Yule Boutique, Olson Aud., 10 a.m. Football, PLU at Eastern Washington, 1 :30 p.m.

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ate life

'We can act because we can hope, and we can hope because

there is real Promise' By Dr. Edmund Steimle


One of the more intriguing things that's been happening in universities and churches in re­ cent years is an increasing interest in death and dying. A spate of books on the subject has appeared. D r . E l i z a bet h K u b l e r - R o s s , through her book on death and dying, has become a housenold word in a number of academic and r ligious circl e s . Se minars on death and the process of dying have sprouted up all over the place, often crossing disciplinary lines. Nor is this just an interest of the aging and those over the hill. At Harvard recently, a course on death attracted two hundred Har­ vard and Radcliffe students to a classroom with seats for twenty. Now, all this is healthy rather than morbid. For it speaks against what someone has called the por­ nography of death where the word "death" - and the fact of it - is counted as unm entionable and obs­ cene. In the pornography of death. no one ever literally dies; he passes away or is lost or falls asleep. Death is placed in parentheses like funeral homes which no one ev er enters except whe the un­ mentionable happens. And what actuall y happens there is unreal. The corpse is cosmeticized so as to look as little as possible like a corpse, while canned music fills the air. The dead are not buried in a cemetery, but in a " memorial p a r k " tucked off somewhere where you don't have to look at it very often. And befo re the unmen­ tionable happens, the corpse-to-be is shut off in a nursing home where

he lives out the rest of his days surrounded by other corpses-to­ be. No, if anything is morbid, it is the pornography of death which is still rampant in American society and even, unfortunately, in a large number of churches. So the recent interest in death and dying can be a· healthy trend. For the biblical tradition takes death seriously ; it faces up to it frankly . And All Saints Day prods us into the biblical tradition of taking death seriously. Don't let the gaudy images in the Book of Revelation obscure that fact. Of course, I'm not sure what to do With all those gaudy images: the holy city dropping down out of heaven adorned like a bride for her hus­ band, the lamb, the streets of gold transparent as glass, the gates of pearl, the light emanating from the glory of God. But one thing I am sure; they mean nothin g apart from the biblical tradition of tak­ ing death seriously. When Jesus faced death - the death of his friend, Lazarus, he wept real tears; and when faced with his own death, he was in agony - he shed tears as of blood in Gethsemane. There are two strains in the biblical tradition with respect to death. One strain, appearing most prominently in the Gospel of Joh n, sees eternal life primarily as a present reality, a quality of exis­ tence here and now, not simply as something in the future that never ends. Death becomes a "sleep," a door through which we all have to walk one day. But, the important thing is authentic existence, eter­ nal life, here and now. The other strain links death to sin; death is seen as a curse in the Genesis story and, in Paul, as the "last enemy . " Most theological stu­ dents with whom I have been associated in recent years tend to overemphasize the first strain, placing emphasis on the quality of

existence here and now and prefer­ ring to look the other way when pushed as to what lies beyond death. But that emphasis, without the counterbalance of death as the "enemy," tends to undercut the

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importance and the i mplications of the R esurrect ion and actually makes utter nonsense of tne imag­ ery of the Book of Revelation. Obviousl y, e ter nal l i fe does mean a quality of authentic exis­ t ence here and now. But i f that's all we have to say on All Saints Day, then what of those who never had a chance for "authentic existence here and now"? The baby in its mother's arms at My Lai? The mongolian child doomed to death before he reaches maturity? The thousands wiped out in seconds in an earthquake not too long ago? Or six million Jews cooked to death in t h e o v e n s o f Auschwitz and Buchegward ?

Eternal life in the biblical tradi­ tion does have its present implica­ tions for you. But it also has a future dimension which holds

far more importance for oth­ ers who have been denied the opportunity for peace, joy and the abundant life here and now, than for me. And for hosts of those others, death is what e.s. Lewis

calls an "apalling horror,"a "stink­ ing indignity." So All Saints Day comes along in the fall of the year to prod us into thinking about the meaning of death and dying. And it comes at a good time of year, too, in Novem­ ber, when nature is dying and we face the icy death of winter. No buds and blossoms as at Easter to con us into a sentimental view of nature as life always arising out of death - as if Resurrection were the most natural thing in the world. No. November is a better time of

year to talk about death and Resur­ rection and a golden city dropping down out of heaven. So what can these gaudy images say to us in November about death, the "last enemy"? Well, first of all, and most obvi­ ously, they speak of remembr­ ance. Among the images in this passage from Revelation there is a "book of life" in which the lives of the saints, the people of God, are remembered. And it is good for us to remember that we are sur­ rounded by "so great a cloud of

Religion professors Dr. Kenneth Christopherson, left, and Dr. Robert Stivers place the doctoral hood as PL U President Dr. William Rieke reads the degree citation to Dr. Edmund Steimle.

Dr. Steimle Receives Honorary Doctorate Dr. Edmund Steimle, one of the country's leading radio preachers for 20 years, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran University Nov. 2. The degree was conferred by Dr. William O. Rieke, PLU presi­ dent, during chapel services in Trinity Lutheran Church.

Dr. Steimle was at PLU for three days to conduct the Faith and Life Forum, a preaching seminar for area pastors, underwritten by a grant from the C . Da v i s Weyerhaeuser Trust. Steimle, 70, is currently adjunct professor of preaching at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washing­ ton, D.C. He is best known as the Lutheran preacher on the Protes­ tant Hour, a national radio prog­ ram which was heard weekly by more than two million people bet­ ween 1955-74. F r o m 1 9 6 1-75 Steimle also served as Brown Professor of Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is the author or editor of five books related to sermons a n d' preaching. Although many theolo­ gians today downplay preaching in favor of other ways of serving, Steimle asserts its importance as a primary pastor's tool and says preaching must relate to real life

experiences common to many of the listeners. witnesses," those we have known who have died, stretching from our parents and grandparents back through the centuries of saints and martyrs, from Martin Luther King to Stephen, to all of whom we are indebted for whatever faith we hold here and now. Human memory is a precious thing. My mind is flooded with the memories of those 1 have loved and those to whom 1 am in debt for knowledge, training, example "so great a cloud of witness" all my own - family, friends, teachers, students, colleague s . . . time would fail me to tell of them all. Memory is a precious thing. But i t ' s also a very fragile thing. Memories grow dim. And then, one day, 1 die. And you die. And we all die. And who is left to remember those who have gone before? Or, for that matter, who will be left to remember you one day? Or me? But the image of the "Book of Life" suggests that there is an ultimate remembering. No one ­ no one - since the beginning of time until the end of time is ever forgotten. The child in the arms of the mother at My Lai, every one of t h e s i x m i l l i o n Jews in the holocaust, all those who die less dramatically all around us every day - and not only those who make the obituary columns in the news­ papers - no one is forgotten in the heart of God. And that leads me to hope for some ultimate justice in life. As someone has said, "I do not believe we could act unless we could hope; and 1 do not think we can hope unless there is real promise." Where is there any real promise for the future? My future ? The future of this mess of a world in which we live ? All those gaudy images in Revelation - the lamb, the golden city dropping down out of heaven - rest in the facticity of the Resurrection of our Lord. That is the only "real promise" 1 can see for the future - God's ulimate justice at the heart of things. This is not any cheap pie in the sky by-and-by. It acknowledges the ugly reality of death. But it affirms what everything around us seems to deny, that there is an ultimate "rightness" at the heart of things. Peter Berger points to one of the most familiar experiences in fami­ ly life as a clue. A child wakes up in the middle of the night terrified by a bad dream perhaps - wakes up to darkness and chaos and terror, and calls for his mother. ' The mother responds by turning on the light to banish the darkness and cradles the child in her arms and comforts and perhaps sings to the child and in all this she is com-

municating, "Don't be afraid. Ev­ erything is in order, everything is all right." Well, is everything al­ right? Or is she lying to the child? "The answer," says Berger, "in the most profound sense, can be 'no, she is not lying to the child' only if there is some truth in the religious i nterpretation of human exis­ tence." Of course, the mother may be lying, comforting the child with an illusion. But on All Saints Day we trust that the mother is not lying. That there is an ultimate "all right" at the bottom of things through Jesus Christ our Lord . If that be so, an ultimate "all right," an ultimate justice at the heart of things, then we can be encouraged to work for proximate justice for the poor, for the hungry in the third world, for minorities, for peace in the Middle East, for all the crying injustic�s in our world. Not only so, but we can also experience joy. For as Nietzche's Zarathustra puts it in the midnight song, "All joy wills eternity - wills deep, deep eternity." Whether we experience the joys of loving or being loved, or the joys of play whether of music or dancing or football or throwing a frisbee, the joys are not an escape necessarily (though they may frequently be no more than that). These joys may, rather, be a deep affirmation of life that spits in the eye of death's no. This is at least a part of what Jesus meant when he said, "Except you become as children, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven." But not only joy - humor, too. We can afford to laugh at ourse­ lves. At the incongruities of life. To turn to Berger again, "By laughing at the imprisonment of the human spirit, humor implies that this imprisonment is not final but will be overcome." So we can a p ­ preciate t h e well-known New Yorker cartoon picturing a man waking in the morning, flat on his back, and a voice from beyond coming down through the ceiling, "And how would you like your goose cooked today? " And why does that elicit at least a smile from us? Because we are not living toward death ; we are living toward life - no matter how ridiculous that may seem. So, All Saints Day in November in a world living toward the death of winter, yet surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, in­ trigued by gaudy images of a golden city dropping down out of heaven - leaves us celebrating the present moment now with tears and laughter and the possibility of joy - deep, deep joy, despite everything around us which seems to deny it.

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By Dr. Dave Olson

The digital direction of the scoreboard tends to set a context, a mood difficult to wash, for the athletic director who attempts to share his philosophy of sport. Such a message can easily be clouded. Popular yardsticks of ath­ letic success and failure loom over the AD's head and can trigger a treatise which may range from the defensive, or apologetic, to the boastful. Attempting to divorce myself from such a syndrome, let me, as a preamble, succinctly state that PLU is first and foremost an in­ stitution of higher edu cation. Primarily, we should be about the business of providing educational experiences for those herein. It follows, then, that programs conducted by people at this institu­ tion should have some educational consequence . Speci f i c a l l y , a t Pacific Lutheran we identify this program as "Quality Education in a Christian Context. " This forms the basis for an athletic program which we call "Educational Athletics." While we won't dwell on semantics, we feel strongly that the athletic program .is "co-curricular, " rather than "ex­ tra-curricular," a legitimate as­ pect of the educational thrust. There are many valid purposes for intercollegiate athletics. Two which immediately surface are institutional prestige and financial gain. However, at PLU, we are saying that our major concern in athletics is for young men and women to realize some educational outcome from their participation. In order for us to give more than lip service to this ideal, we em­ phasize certain practices that help us focus on the participant. We think this enables us to have a rather unique program. Leadership Leadership is paramount in such a program. We feel this is extreme­ ly important because of the infor­ mality of the coach-player rela­ tionship, the emotional climate of athletics, plus the length of time the coaches and players are to­ gether. PLU's men's and women's ac­ tivities are directed by competent and qualified educators, with ad­ mirable personal and professional attributes. These people, whose first concern is for the participant, see athletics as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. Our staff, which includes four people with earned doctorates, must handle diverse assignments. Full-time personnel who are coach­ ing have, in addition, teaching responsibilities as well as profes­ sional duties such as advising and committee assignments.

Focus on the participant 'Educational Athletics' Target Of PLU Physical Education Program Broad 8ase of Participation A second characteristic of the PLU athletic program is the broad base of participation. If the nature of what we are doing is education­ al, then we must strive for mass involvement. The rationale is, if the program is good for one, it may be doubly good for two. We view our program as the three "I's" in contrast to the famil­ iar three "R's". Looking at the Instruc onal facet of the program, we had a head count of 3780 taking instruction in 30 lifetime sports during the 1976-77 school year. Intramurals attracted some 2000 students during the same period, while the third "I" - Intercol­ legiate Athletics, involved 400 men and women. Each of the "I's" are important to us. The words "major" and "minor" sport are taboo in this department. None of our programs carry that tag. Cross-country is major to the runner who logs eight to ten miles a day, while football is major to the player who competes in the King­ dome. At PLU, we are interested in p romoting excellence in each sport. Five consecutive Northwest Conference All Sports trophies, symbolic of overall athletic supre­ macy in men's sports, add cre­ . dence to our claim. We have, for several years, been cognizant of the adage: If it's good for the gander, its good for the goose. PLU developed a com­ plete sports program for women long before it was required by Title IX. Finance The financial structure of an athletic department has a lot to do with the type of program it main­ tains. At PLU, we are budgeted like all other facets of the educational enterprise. Gate receipts are depo­ sited in the University's general

fund. Having a "winning" football season is not a prerequisite for the spring sports program's economic survival. This mode of monetary management gives additional as­ surance that the program is par­ ticipant-orientated. Pursuit of Excellence Some amplification is in order on the previously mentioned pursuit of excellence, another important ingredient in PLU's program. To give validity to the concept of "Educational Athletics," it is es­ sential that the "verdict or the s c o r e b o a r d " is not the a l l­ important, dictating policy upon which our program is built. We consider winning to be a by-product of a lot of things we try to do. Coaches stress competing against the individual's "best self," rather than simply trying to beat his o r h e r opponent. This philosophy allows one to be a "winner" more often and for a longer duration. There is certainly no de-emphasis in winning. Win­ ning i s import a n t t o t h i s philosophy insofar as it reflects a pursuit of excellence, but not as a sole objective. In most athletic contests there is declared a "winner" and a "loser. " I f the prevailing attitude i s , for the loser, that "all is lost" (and we don't share that conviction), then all the time, effort, and money put into a collegiate program are not justifi­ able. National tournament participa­ tion, for many of our athletes, represents a pursuit of excellence. We endeavor to make it possible for our individuals and teams, with financial help from Lute Club, our athletic booster organization, to compete at levels commensurate with their ability. Scheduling Our competition makes a differ­ ence to us. It seems reasonable to us to concentrate our scheduling wi th schools having a similar philosophy. That is why we have chosen to affiliate in a conference

where we can find mutual coopera­ tion in seeking worthy purposes from participating in athletics. In such a conference structure, we find good competition and enjoy a common trust, with schools both unwilling and unable to cir­ cumvent academic and financial aid rules self-imposed by this al­ liance. Stu dent -ath l e t e s c a n n o t b e "bought" a t PLU. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of "need." Thus, students participate of their own will. With school and confer­ ence academic requirements to meet, there is built-in encourage­ ment for the student-athlete to make progress towards a degree. Occa sionally, we do compete against non-conference schools to fill out our schedule. This offers variety, new vistas of travel and challenge, but the real focus of our scheduling is with member schools who have to make similar commit­ ments to educationalize athletes. A summary of what we are doing is somewhat characterized in a story that comes out of Admiral Byrd's trip to the South Pole. When Byrd was asked why he was risk­ ing the lives of 280 people and spending $3% million merely to get to the Pole, he replied: "It is not just getting there that is important - but what you learn along the way. "

We are not spending $3% mil­ lion, nor are we risking lives, but we are interested in what we learn along the way to pursuing excel­ lence in athletics.

Dr. David Olson is director of tbe School of Physical Educa· tion, athletic director, chairman of NAIA District 1, and presi· dent of tbe Washing­ t o n A l l i ance for Healtb, Pbysical Edu­ cation, and Recrea­ don.


mproVl of life •

By Gary Chase The American Heart Association estimates that over one million persons will die from diseases of th cardiovascular system in 1978. This figure represents 52 percent of all deaths. Many thousands die or are dis­ abled during their most productive years . . . men and women with responsible jobs, with childre n stiU in school, and with mortgage paymen ts still due. Research studies show that cer­ tain living habits increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease. Fortunately, for every one of these risks there is a practical step of cou nteraction. To arry out its commitment to "imp ro ve the quality of life," Pacific Lutheran's School of Physi­ cal Education has embarked on a program to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A course with an innocuous title, P.E. 100, is expected to wield some healthy blows against the nation's leading killer. P.E. 100, a course required of all PLU students, prob­ es into the means by which indi­ viduals can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disea se through the management of such lifestyle areas as physical activity, diet, and smoking. In P.E. 100, we are attacking the coronary problem on three fronts. We establish for each student an

awareness of coronary risk and, as previously stated, focus in on pat­ terns of living to reduce this health hazard. The course teaches techni­ ques of physical training which will Unprove cardiorespiratory en­ d u r an c e , i n c r e a s e m u s c u l a r stength and joint flexibility, and improve muscular endurance. Fi­ nally, we implant in students tbe background to individually pre­ scri be t h e i r own exercis e program. An outgrowth of the national interest in the "new aerobics," identified and promoted by Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the course does not throw students head-first into the do-it-all activity stampede, but rather guides the individual into a personalized fitness program. Students first complete self­ administered pre-exercise medi­ cal and activity questionnaires to determine the appropriate proce­ dure before increasing their level of physical activity. Those stu­ dents coming from families with heart d i sease his tory undergo serum cholesterol and triglyceride tests at PLU's Health Service. Physical fitness test battery re­ sults are used to "custom-tailor" an activity program. This system also serves to evaluate progress at the end of the semester. To complement the laboratory experience, the lectures include guest appearances by nutrition-

t ists, dietary specialists, cardiolog­ ists, and experts in the fitness field. The spirit of cooperation from outside resource people is matched by the internal support from such departments as Health Service and Food Service. The latter has catered to individual needs with special diets. As we near the end of the semest­ er we notice distinct improvement ' in functional fitness levels. Prog­ ress evaluation shows that many students in P.E. 100 are not only losing po u n d s , b u t r e d u c i n g measurable body fat. We are daz­ zled by numbers. Attendance at non-charted lectures is amazing. More and more of our students are engaged in aerobic activities out­ side of class time. Our campus Joggerunden exercise trail is a mainstream of travel. S t ude nts in our professional program have shown no inclination to hoard these fitness findings. Rather, they're willing to share with the greater community. We have placed several upper division physical education ma­ jors, trained in exercise physiolo­ gy, kinesiology, and biomechanics, with the new YMCA fitness center on Tacoma's west side. Involved either through independent study, a professional teaching practicum or part-time employment, these stude nts perform a myriad of duties in connection with the Y's

Steve Johnson checks a pulse rate

testing and training program for adult fitness classes. At the YMCA, PLU students assume leadership roles in class settings which encompass a varie­ ty of age and fitness levels. Work­ ing in conjunction with staff exer­ ci s e s p e c i a l i s t s , o u r u n d e r ­ graduates address classes having a 21-65 age span, perform warmup drills, and assist in controlled exer­ cise programs which require indi­ vidual prescription. Our interns gain valuable on-the­ job experience serving as Nautilus weight training instructors, floor leaders, administrative assistants in record keeping and analysis, medical exam reviewers, and wri­ ters of personalized prescription programs. All guidelines for their ac.tivities have been reviewed by the Y's medical advisory group, made up of prominent Tacoma cardiolog­ ists and general practioners. The entire program is endorsed by the Pierce County Medical Society. Isolating the physical dimen­ sion, PLU's pledge to "improve the quality of life," both on-campus and in the broader community, is undergoing a healthy test.

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in exercise

education at PLU, a specialist

physiology, is the de­

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programs at the Taco­ ma YMCA.

When the cheerleaders are men Women's Sports Program Matures At PLU By Judy Davis Powderpuff sports is no longer the "name of the game" for women at Pacific Lutheran University. "Over the past decade, the wo­ men's athletic program at PLU has grown to include eight highly or­ ganized and competitive intercol­ legiate sports," said Sara Officer, associate professor of physical education and coordinator of wo­ men's athletics. When "Miss 0" arrived at PLU 10 years ago, there were informal field hockey matches and vol­ leyball and basketball teams for

women, but their organization and schedules were "loose." Now, the "Lady Lutes" partici­ pate in intercollegiate competition in field hockey, volleyball, basket­ ball, swimming, cross-country track and field, skiing and tennis. "Of all private schools in the Northwest, I think PLU has the p remiere sports program for women," Ms. Officer said. She pointed out the women's sports program at PLU has grown at the rate of 25 percent or more a year for the past 10 years. In 1974, for instance, there were 95 women participating in intercollegiate athletics; this year the figure has jumped to 195. Interest in the women's teams is growing; sometimes the "cheer­ leaders" along the sidelines are men. PLU women's teams compete against both private schools of similar size and larger schools in the areas such as the University of Washington, Western Washington S t a t e C o l l e ge a n d C e n t r a l Washington State College. Ms. Officer stressed that PLU women do not compete against schools which award athletic scho­ larships. "It would be unfair for us to have to compete against those larger schools which 'buy' athletes," said the Oregon native who encourages competition which will challenge the potential of the women team members. Ms. Officer emphasized that the coaching and administrative staff i nvolved with women's sports place a great deal of emphasis on scholarship as well as sports. "It's my opinion students should be concerned first with their academic program, although they can also learn from participation in athletics , " said the forthright sometimes outspoken coach. Dr. David Olson, director of the school of physical education at

PLU, said he is "glad we haven't lost sight of the real purpose of education, even though our wo­ men's sports program has experi­ enced a rapid rise in the number of participants and astounding re­ cord of achievement." Ms. Officer, who enjoys a spi­ rited repartee with students who ramble in and out of her office all day, said a general rule of the women's athletic program is to decide "what's best for the stu­ dent." "We want the students to live up to their potential and achieve ex­

and feeling of excellence and achievement that comes with sports competition," said Ms. Of­ ficer. Such competition is a daily part of her own life. She can get as excited about a good tennis match on the PLU courts as a mountain­ climbing safari in the Himalayas, like the one she enjoyed recently during a sabbatical leave. She has been a major influence in the growth of women's sports at PLU, although she demurs from taking credit for the growing pre­ stige of the school's distaff sports. Soon after arriving at PLU, Ms.

cellence, but we don't want them to be 'winners' only," she said. "Although there are times when the team's needs take priority, we try not to allow these pressures to override a student's individual needs," she continued. She wants participants to have fun, even though hard work is involved.

O fficer became a "mover and shaker" in women's athletics, help­ ing set up the structure of the Northwest College Women's Sports Association. She is past president of the organization which is the forerunner of a nation­ al intercollegiate sports associa­ tion for women.

"We're very proud of the women students involved in our program; they are enthusiastic and view the athletic program as constructive a n d o f f e r i n g a potential for growth," she commented. Ms. Officer said the women's "esprit de corps" can be felt off­ campus, too. Last week, after a losing hockey match to WWSC, officials came up to the PLU coach and said, "It's great to work with students from PLU - they seem to have a special

F o r t u n a tely, because of an anonymous gift, the meteoric growth of women's sports at PLU has not significantly drained off financial resources from other areas of the school's sports prog­ rams. In 1973, the university received t wo trusts totaling more than

character that makes them polite and good sports - they even thanked us for our officiating! " Ms. Officer said women's sports at PLU has gained "respectability" over the past few years for several reasons: - The coaching staff for wo­ men's sports has been dedicated and top-notch. - Society, in general, is becom­ ing more accepting of women ath­ letes, especially since they have been gaining added exposure in the mass media. - The equal rights movement for women has been an impetus for women to consider sports as an option to traditional roles. "Then, too, I think women are discovering the fun, excitement

other budgeted funds. Evaluating the women's athletic programs, Dr. Olson said, "What is particularly pleasing, is that while we've experienced a rapid growth in the number of participants and achievements, the focus still re­ mains on the individual par­ ticipant."

5420,000 for exclusive use by wo­

men's athletics. Revenue from the invested trusts guarantees a sus­ tained amount each year for the programs; the money is added to

PLU Regents Discuss Growth, Fiscal Future Controlled growth and a ba­ lanced budget in an era of rapidly increasing costs were addressed Monday by the Pacific Lutheran University Board of Regents. A series of statistical models giving five-year projections in such areas as significant enhance­ ment of cu rrent and planned academic programs, including sal­ ary increa s e s , stu dent-faculty ratios, faculty hiring policies and tuition rates was presented by PLU President Dr. William Rieke. According to Rieke, PLU pre­ sently maintains a 1 3 : 1 student­ faculty ratio, one of the lowest among independent colleges in the nation. The ratio could be gradual­ ly increased to 15: 1 over a five-

year period without substantially reducing educational quality, he indicated. Such a measure would decrease rates of tuition increase to a stabilization point at the end of the fifth year, and would help control future rates of increase, Rieke added. Projections also covered cur­ rent plans for significantly in­ creased annual and endowment funding. Growth of these efforts will increase available financial aid to students and subsequent student retention, further reliev­ ing tuition pressures, according to Rieke. He explained that the 1977-78 annual fund getting underway this month is potentially the "strongest in the university's history. More volunteers are involved than ever before," he asserted. An additional program 4esigned to improve student retention will involve individual counseling pro­ cedures which will more effective­ ly deal with financial concerns and personal pressures faced by stu-

dents, Rieke pointed out. The 1978-79 PLU budget, as well as guidelines for future budgets, will be influenced to a great extent by the projections. The board will take action on next year's budget in January. Concern for the middle income student was voiced by PLU student body president Chris Keay. He asked that the Regents give top priority to measures which would increase available student aid. Rieke reported that 69 percent of PLU students are presently receiving financial assistance and that over 700 students are emp­ loyed on campus. The projected increases in annual fund and en­ dowment, plus stabilizing of re­ sources available from govern­ mental agencies, will help improve the financial aid picture for stu­ dents. In other action, the Regents heard a detailed report concerning annual fund procedures and a pre­ liminary outline of a university master plan.

Nursing Degree Program For RNs Offered Registered nurses seeking a bachelor of science degree in nurs­ ing may take advantage of a new accelerated degree program at Pacific Lutheran University. The program, announced by Dr. Doris Stucke, director of the PLU School of Nursing, will begin in the fall of 1978. Accepted students may com­ plete degree requirements within 16 months after admission, she indicated. The new program reduces time for completion of the degree program from six to four semes­ ters and will include summer ses­ sions, according to Dr. Stucke. Interested persons are encour­ aged to contact the School of Nursing soon so that any prere­ quisite course requirements can be completed before next fall, she added. Further information may be ob­ tained by calling the PLU School of Nursing, 531-6900, ext. 292.

London Study Program Offers Unique Learning Opportunities A fall study program in the heart of London, England, has been of­ fered for the past three years by PLU in consortium with four other northwest colleges: Gonzaga, Wil­ lamette, Whitman and University of Puget Sound. This year five PLU students are involved in the program, called "Independent Liberal Arts Col­ leges Abroad," and plans are un­ derway for the 1978 fall program. PLU students in London this fall are Katrina Erickson, a Wenatch­ ee, Wash., junior majoring in pub­ lic relations; Terry Gudgell, a junior from Eastsound, Wash., ma­ joring in English and education; junior education major Deborah Johnson from Shelton, Wash.; and Seattleites Maxine Permenter, a senior English-political science major, and Tina Peterson, a sopho­ more majoring in education and communication arts. The ILACA program offers stu­ dents an opportunity to pursue a full semester of academic work in a learning context which ca nnot be duplicated on the home campus, according to Sue Clarke, PLU prog­ ram coordinator. " O u r London cam us places students in an envi­ ronment which features some of the finest mu seums, galleries, theatres and historical sites in the world," she added. The courses offered include Modern Drama, London and the Modern Novel, Art and Architec­ ture (London), Modern British Politics and Society, and Survey of British History. Field trips and excursions are an integral part of the curriculum. Attendance at plays in the city's famed theaters, as well as visits to famous sites, are supplemented by day and overnight trips to nearby locales such as Oxford, Stratford­ on-A von, Bristol and Bath. Dr. Dan VanTassel, PLU English professor, was one of the profes­ sors chosen to teach in the prog­ ram during its first year, 1975. Next fall Robert Peffers, a drama professor from Willamette Uni­ versity, will head the group. Dr. Samuel Carleton, PLU classics professor, will be affiliated with the group if Peffers is unable to go or if enrollment exceeds 45, Ms. Clarke indicated. Persons interested in joining the fall 1978 ILACA group may call or write Ms. Clarke c/o the PLU Provost's Office.


The Washington Natural Gas Company CONCERN Award was pre­ sented to PL U recently. From left, WNGC executive Paul Hoglund, a PL U Regent, WNGC president James Thorpe, PL U president Dr. William Rieke, PL U vice-president for finance and operations Perry Hendricks and PLU plant manager James Phillips.

PLU Honored For Energy Conservation Pacific Lutheran University this fall became the sixth recipient of the Washington Natural Gas Com­ pany's CONCERN Award for ener­ gy conservation. Lowered temperatures, fewer lights and more efficient boiler use were among the measures used by PLU to cut its natural gas con­ sumption by 15.8 per cent over the past two years, according to plant manager Jim Phillips. According to the gas company,

the energy PLU saved over the past two years would be enough to heat 100 insulated homes for a year. Phillips said the dollar sav­ ings for the same period was in excess of $47,000. The gas company also said that PLU has the lowest energy usage per square foot of any college campus in the Northwest. The last "normal" year of opera­ tion was 1972-73, according to Phillips. Since then, 22 specific projects have been undertaken to make more efficient use of energy. PLU President Dr. William Rieke accepted the award Sept. 27 'from James Thorpe, president of Washington N a t u r a l G a s Company.

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1970 European T our Record No. 3 A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR G OD Marlin Lulher


PLU Celebrates 30th Lucia Bri e Festi al Lucia

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tradition for centuries. has been a tradi t i on at Pacific Lutheran Uni­

versity for 30 years . This year's Lucia Bride Festival will be held on campus Friday, Dec. 2, in Eastvold Auditorium at

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The ann u al program features Scandinavian folk dancing , crown­ ing o f the Lucia Bride, the singing of carols, and the reading of the Christmas stor y and Lucia legend, but the festival is only one of Lucia' s many activities during the

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Dr. Maurice Skones

Choir of the Wes t

Annual Christmas Festival Concert Series Features Choirs, Orchestra

Choir's selections include "The C h e r u b i c H y m n " by G retch­ aninoff. The remainder of the program includes traditional and contem­ porary Christmas music. Tickets are available in Tacoma at the PLU University Center or M usic Department Office. In S ea t ­ tle tickets may be purchased at Bon Marche ticket outlets. Re erved seating ($3), general admis­ s ion ( $ 2 ) a n d s tu d e n t - s e n i o r citizen-children ( $ 1 ) rates are avo ailable.

La s t year Laurel Frosig of An­ 29th Lucia Bride. A transfer from the

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daughter of Rev. an d Mrs. Kri tian Frosig of Anchorage is a j unior at PLU this year.

She as ele c ted by her fellow students from among a group of 18 candIdates represe nt i ng campus residence halls and o rganiza tio ns . Lucia B ri de Festivals in both Old World and American Scandina­ v i a n c o m m u n i ties feature the selection of a beautiful yo un g Bride who wears a white gown and a crown of seven candles. In S ca n d i na v ia parti c ularl y, young matdens ri se at dawn on the shor­


test day of the year to prepare

c o ffee and s w e e t s f o r t h e i r families. This service tradition is i n ­ t e n d e d t o recall the Lucia of legend. I t is said th at in t h e year 1 655 in the province of Va rmJand , Sweden, there was a widespread fam ine . Early in December there appeared on the province ' s Lake Vanem a large white vessel with a beautiful white-clad maiden at the helm. Her head was encircled by radiant beams . When the vessel reached shore, the maiden gave large quantities of food to the hu ngry peasants and then d isap­ peared, as s he had come, in the rItist.

Poulenc's " Gloria," an "attrac­ tive, ingratiating, humbly festive work" composed nearly 20 years ago, will be performed by the PLU Choir of the West during the a nnu­ al Christmas Festival Concert in December. The w o rk descri bed abo e by one of Po lenc's fellow composers, is the highlight of a program devoted to the theme of the Advent and Divinity of Christ. The Christmas Festival Concert will be presented at 8 : 1 5 p.m. i n Eastvold Auditorium on campus Dec. 1 , 3 and 9, and at 4 p . m . Dec. 1 1. The program will also be of­ fered at the Seattle Ope ra House at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and in the Portland (Ore. ) Ci vic Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec . 10. " Gloria," written for soprano, choru s a n d orchestra, spotlights the 64-voice choir, 44-piece Of­ chestra and members of the sop­ rano section under the direction of Maurice Skones The first portion of the concert program will feature the n-voice University Chorale and 46-voice (women's) Concert Choir, under the direction of Edward Harmic. Sam Smith, professor of voice at PLU, p oV 'des nan'ati on for a var­ ied s lectio n of sacred holiday music , inclu ing Herbert Howells' "Te Deum," a 20th century work f e a t u ri n g o rg a n i s t M a r gare t Lakey. "Advent Motet" b y G ustav Schreck and two works by Healey Willan will also be performed by the Chorale, and the Concert ,


Choir Of The West Concert Tour Dates Revised Jan. Jan. Jan Jan, Jan.

14 - Richland, Wash. 1 5 - Walla Walla, Wash. 16 - Boise, Id. 1 7 - Jerome, ld. 18 - Salt Lake City, Utah (U. of Utah) Jan. 19 St. George, Utah ( Dixie Col lege) Jan. 20 - Las Vegas, Nevada Jan 2 1 - North Hollywood, Calif. Jan. 22 - LaJolla, Calif. Jan 23 - Phoenix. Ariz. Jan. 24 - Ft . Huachuca, Ariz. Jan 25 - Tucson, Ariz. Jan. 26 - Pomona , Calif. Jan. 27 - Open date Jan. 28 - Concord, Calif. Jan. 29 - San Jose, Calif. Jan. 30 - Sacramento, Calif. Jan. 3 1 - Medford, Ore. Feb. 1 - Eugene, Ore. ( S. Eugene H.S.) Feb. 2-Bea verton. Ore. (Sunset H. S. ) Feb. 5 - Homecoming Concert, PLU Feb. 1 1- 1 2 - Seattle area -



Human Relations Program Can Be A Key To . Career Success By Jim Peterson

Dr. William Hutcheon

Brothers Reunited On PLU Faculty By Don Krahmer Jr. It was a reunion. Bill Haueisen c a l l e d it " s e r e ndipity. " Don Haueisen said "It was a move that

would bring us closer together as brothers . " For many of the PLU community it was a complete sur­ prise, while others called it just a matter of fate. Regardless, the Haueisen brothers, Don and Bill, were reunited this fall on the P a c i f i c L u t h e ran U n i v e rs ity faculty. Bill has joined the PLU School of Business Administration coming from Management Horizon s , a consulting firm in Worthington, Ohio. Don, the younger of the two brothers, came to the PLU physics department after doing research and teaching at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. as a post-doctoral associate. It has been 13 years since the two brothers have lived in the same location. During the past several years, they have been exa­ mining and &tts cussing options which would allow them to move out to the West Coast. They both . expected to get jobs which would

A mid-management position can be a stepping-stone to success or a dead-end; it all depends on how one uses opportunities, according to Dr. William Hutcheon, director of the Human Relations Program at Pacific Lutheran University. The program, now in its sixth year, has been offered off-campus at Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. This winter, for the first time, the program will be offered in Bremerton. "The most common roadblock in a corporate or military career is a lack of ability to deal effectively with people in an organizational environment," Hutcheon said. "In addition, su pervisors are also often interested in a person's edu­ catio n a l go a l s ; s o m e t i m e s a generally place them in the same . area. Neither would of guessed that they would find themselves in the same town, to say the least, the same university. The timing was right for both men, but the situations were uni­ quely different. Both men were looking for positions. Bill, after his work with the consulting firm, was ready for a teaching post. He had completed his bachelor of arts degree in the natural sciences at Capital University in Columbus , Ohio in 1966. He received a mas­ ter's degree at Luther Theological Seminary in 1972 and completed work with the Institute of Organi­ zational Management in 1972 at Michigan State University. He earned a second master's in 1974 and his doctorate from the College of Administrative Science at Ohio State University last spring. For brother Don, it was a quest to find a position on the west coast to continue his already broadly­ based academic career. He had a firm educational foundation un­ derneath him. He had graduated first in his class at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1965. The new PLU physics professor graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts in physics at the College of Wooster in 1967 and went on to Cornell University where he re­ ceived his doctorate degree in physics in 1972. During this time period, he was involved with the National Science Foundation Un­ dergraduate Research Program. Don has held the position of a

graduate degree is a promotion prerequisite," he added. T h e PLU Human Relations Program can help resolve both of these problems, he indicated. "We have seen the course of many careers changed for the better as a result of the program," Hutcheon observed. Each of the nine Human Rela­ tions courses meets two evenings a week for eight weeks. "The prog­ ram can be completed in as little as 18 months," he continued. Among the hundreds of persons who have participated in the prog­ ram are educators, federal emp­ loyees, career service personnel, and members of local governmen­ tal, corporate or industrial organi­ zations. Students in the program develop or improve skills in research, counseling, social intervention , self-awareness, race relations and corporate and social behavior, ac­ cording to Hutcheon. "We have found that the prog­ ram does make possible career development and advancement op­ portunities," he added. "It in­ creases leadership effectiveness

by improving abilities to manage people and to resolve conflicts. What often results is improved job performance, greater motivation and more job satisfaction." Hutcheon believes that the program will offer a vital new opportunity for graduate study in the Bremerton area because of advantages of - local classes and first-hand contact with faculty members. Hutcheon continued, "Human Relations has also been successful b e c a u s e it is not a h i g h l y specialized course o f study; per­ sons from many walks of life can take advantage of it. "We have found increasingly that organizations are looking for generalists with a knowledge of organizational behavior and indi­ vidual group behavior as it relates to organizations," he said. "Most important of all, organizations need people who have the ability to work with other people. " The next series of HRP courses begins Jan. 3. Further information may be obtained by calling 9645855 or writing to Human Rela­ tions Program, PLU.

Brothers William, left, and Donald Haueisin

National Science Foundation Fel­ low, Olmstead Fellow, and a Wood­ row Wilson Fellow. Since 1972, he held an assistant professorship at University of Dallas in Irving and his recent position at Cornell Uni­ versity. According to the two brothers, things just clicked together for the

Columbus, Ohio natives . Bill's in­ terest in PLU was sparked after he talked to Dr. Davis Carvey, of the School of Business Administration at a business convention in Kansas City during the summer of 1976. Don's first contact with the univer­ sity came after several conversa­ tions and letters from Pacific

Lutheran's physics hea d , D r . Kwong-Tin Tang. The brothers found out that they were both coming to PLU one night during a telephone conversation. His younger brother saw room for growth. "Bill and I have always had a very good relationship," reflected Don "I feel very positive about living this close to each other." Don and his wife, Barbara, have two children, Sheri, six and Tim, four. Bill and his wife, Janice, have one daughter, Lisa Renee.

After 13 years, the Haueisen brothers are finally toge t h e r again .

ent "Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us





Psalm 90:16,17



Christmas A time of joyous rene wal A spirit of gentle peace A message of hopeful assurance

May your hearts be filled to overflowing with all these as we contemplate the wonder of the birth of Christ.

President and Mrs. William O. Rieke Marcus, Steve and Sue

Dual 1977

My attention was drawn recently to the text of a message delivered by John R. Hubbard, president of the University of Southern Califor­ nia. He was addressing a seminar sponsored by his institution for Midwest business executives. The businessmen were concerned that the United States is drifting to­ ward socialism because of public lack of understanding of the economic foundations of this coun­ try. Hubbard feared that private education might suffer a similar fate. "This society can remain open and free . . . only if the state does not have monopoly over the public service," he said. "That is why, side by side with the great public university systems, must compete the fine privately sup­ ported schools. They are a telling testimony that pluralism still ex­ ists in this country and that our youth still have a choice. "When you get a situation where higher education is the sole pro­ vince of the state, you get a mind set that permeates industry, gov­ ernment, health, the sciences and all other fields," he asserted. Dr. Hub bard obviously was drawing a parallel between what could happen between free enter­ prise and the fate of private col­ leges if the private sector fails to support them adequately. I am keenly aware that the d etermining factor in college choice for many students is often money. With the wide gap in tui­ tions between schools, a student's free choice is seriously hampered. This does not mean that costs are less in public schools; it means only that the state pays rather than the individual. Traditionally, our student body is made up largely of students who come from middl e - i n c o m e families. These families realize the sacrifices they will have to make in order that their children may have the kind of education pro­ vided at PLU. To keep tuition Within reach, we constantly strive to increase our student financial aid and scholarships. The pool of unrestricted monies to cover oper­ ational costs is steadily increasing, lessening the amount which must be drawn from tuition income. Gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, firms, foundations and churches provide resources for this vital portion of our educa­ tional budget.

Realizing that the future must be planned carefully and deliberately if we are to control our future direction, the past year was de­ voted to researching realizable goals and to building the teams to accomplish those goals. Our Board of Regents, as the policy-making body which deter­ mines our ultimate direction, ac­ cepted the report of an ad hoc

Planning Commission on quality of life, student body size and physical e x p a n s i o n . A c o m p r ehensive Feasibility Study was carried out to provide data for realistic plan­ ning. Now being implemented, the plans call specifically for expan­ sion of facilities in the sciences, music and communication arts. In the wake of those long-awaited improvements, facilities across the campus will be upgraded. The fourth planned component is a significantly increased Endow­ ment Fund to alleviate the pres­ sure of tuition costs, and to provide funds for operation of buildings and academic programs in light of expansion. Intensive work toward the development of a Master Plan was authorized, under the aegis of the Board's Development Com­ mittee. In other action, special honors approved by the Board over the past year included the following: naming of the Philip E. Hauge Administration Building, approval of the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity for William E. Lesher, president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, recognition o f t h e D istinguished Service Award for Norman Lorentzsen, president of Burlington Northern, Inc., awarding of the prestigious Regency Professor Award to Dr. John Schiller in 1976-77 and Dr. Paul Reigstad in 1977-78. (Please note the roster of Regent membership on the final page of this issue of Scene).

In its first year, the Collegium has become firmly established as a group of vigorous individuals who have brought to the University expertise from diverse geographi­ cal and professional fields. The or­ ganization consists of eight coun­ cils which meet with each of the major academic areas. Formally meeting twice annually, the coun­ cils have met more frequently on an informal basis with faculty members from their respective areas. Interested Colleagues have met in groups away from the campus, welding relationships and sharing concerns about PLU. We are indebted to the Colleagues for their contributions of insight, lead­ ership and generous assistance to the academic departments. In the area of religious life on campus, a flourishing program is administered by the team ministry of Pastors Donald Jerke and, join­ ing him this past year, Rev. Ronald Tellefson. Voluntary chapel is held three times weekly, and the Uni­ versity Congregation is organized as a self-supporting entity. Two worship services are held each Sunday, in addition to special ser­

I mention these visits in order that I may express my increasing appreciation of the "people endow­ ment" which sustains Pacific Lutheran University. From those who are intimately involved in daily campus life to those who are only peripherally acquainted with PLU, I find a constant and growing support. For this I am deeply grateful. Team building for -future direc­ tions - the Board of Regents set the tone first by their firm approv­ al of carefully deliberated plans and then by stating their total commitment to insuring the success of those plans. On the campus, we have consciously laid foundations for team effort among the officers, faculty, administrators, staff and students. With the con­ tinued confidence and encouragement of those upon whom we depend for support, I look forward to the coming years with realistic optimism. I invite you to join us in an important and worthwhile ad­ venture.

vices throughout the church year. The Lord's Supper is celebrated at church and Tower Chapel ser- , vices. I draw your attention to the reports on the following pages

William O. Rieke, M.D.


written by the officers of the University. The reports contain the substance of many other prog­ rammatic and on-going develop­ ments on the campus. I sincerely commend the team of officers for their excellent and devoted leader­ ship and express my commenda­ tion as well to all those whose efforts support the institution. One of my goals since becoming President has been to become ac­ quainted personally with as many members of our broad constituen­ cy as is reasonably possible. Moti­ vated by this purpose, Mrs. Rieke and I have visited and I have preached at some fifty congrega­ tions, from Port Angeles to Denver and from Anchorage to San Diego. Coupled with that are twice as many addresses to alums, parents, students, civic, educational, busi­ ness and professional groups, in­ cluding architects, physicians and accountants.

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Aca ernie Affairs Identifying a few highlights of the past academic year for the purposes of this report is both easy and difficult - easy. because in a university with 29 academic areas served by some 200 faculty mem­ bers there are literally dozens of significant events and achieve­ ments that deserve mention; but difficult, on the other hand, be­ cause space permits only a few to be selected for mention here. What follows, therefore, is a random sampling from a great variety of notable accomplishments. For the fifth tim in three years, a PLU senior was awarded a Ful­ bright Fellowship for advanced study abroad. Martha Olson , who graduated last May with a double major (Norwegian and Religion), received the fellowship to study at the University of Oslo and pursue research on the history of church/ state relations in Norway. At a time when language study in high­ er education generally has experi­ enced declining interest among students, it is a matter of pride as well as encouragement to note that of PLU's five recent Fulbright scholars, four have included a foreign language as one of their double majors. Late last spring the university received word that the National Council on Social Work Education has renewed its formal accredita­ tion of the social work program offered through our department of Sociology, Anthropology, and So­ cial Welfare. Also, the site visit team of the National Association of Schools of Music informed us that a favorable recommendation has been submitted for accrediting our Dej>Clrtment of Music. A similar favorable recommendation was submitted to the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruc­ tion on behalf of our School of Education. These gratifying developments were especially heartening, as the entire university began to gear up for the intensive self-study re­ quired as part of the preparation for the ten-year renewal of institu­ tional accreditation by the North­ west Association of Schools and Colleges following a site visit scheduled for 1978. In addition, the School of Education began prep­ arations for the site visit of the National Council for the Accredita­ tion of Teacher Education, also scheduled for 1978.

Last year we were pleased to report that the U.S. Office of Education's Fund for tbe Improve­ ment of Postsecondary Education (FlPSE) had awarded the universi­ ty a grant in support of a project proposal developed by our Divi­ sion of Social Sciences. Tbe divi­ sion's successful implementation of the project ' s initial program elements, under the direction of Dr. James Halseth, resulted in a renewal of the grant. Among the activities sponsored last year with the aid of the FIPSE grant is the establishment of several function­ al study groups (e.g., on Human Rights, Family Research, Non ­ Western and Comparative Area Studies, Experiential Education). In addition to these study groups, the Center for the Study of Public Pol i c y . w h i c h s erves as the "brokerage" agency for the divi­ sion in regard to program ac­ tivities, sponsored several work­ shops and a number of faculty research projects on a wide range of pertinent subjects relating to public poli cy. After more than a decade during \Yhich no minor subject areas were offered as supplements to degrees in major areas, the faculty - upon student requests - authorized de­ partments to restore minor prog­ rams to their curricula. By the end of the year, 27 academic minors were made available to under­ graduate students. The NEH-funded I nteg rated Studies Program continued as an experimental alternative (Core II) to the traditional General Univer­ sity Requirements, d rawing a number of interested faculty from a variety of disciplines as addi­ tional participants. While our fa­ culty in typical modesty seem tp take this innovative venture quite in stride, it has captured consider­ a b l e a t te n t i o n a n d r e s p e c t elsewhere. Two national organiza­ tions in the field of higher educa­ tion invited Dr. Curtis Huber, our project director, to make presenta­ tions on PLU's program - one of the Association of American Col­ leges, meeting in New Orleans, the other for a week-long workshop in Mi nneapolis, sponsored by the American Association of Higher Education.

During the 1976-77 academic year, six of our faculty members achieved doctorates in their re­ spective fields, namely professors Ern es t An kr i m ( e c o n o m i c s ) , Robert Fisk ( mathematics) , Paul Hoseth (health and physical educa­ tion). .fohn Moritsugu (psycholo­ gy) , Wallace Spencer (political sci­ ence), and Margaret Willis sociol­ ogy). This brings the total of regu­ lar faculty members holding the doctorate to 630ft . In addition to their regular re­ sponsibilities of teaching, advis­ ing, committee service, and re­ search, the faculty continued to be active in attending professional meetings (many of them present­ ing papers), writing articles for journal publication, and publishing book eviews. And again, several were successful in achieving pub­ lication of books . Among those deserving men tion are : Eldon Schafer, whose book Management Accounting: A Decision Emphasis? ( Wiley-Hamilton) was inadver­ tently omitted from last year's report ; David Sudermann, The

Development The Development Office of the University has become a new team effort this year. One of the major efforts early in the year that fos­ tered team spir't in the entire Development Office was an exten­ sive feasibility and development study. The study, commissi oned by the Regents and delivered to them in April, involved a compilation of questionnaires and data from per­ sonal interviews of 48s people . The 240 page document gave specific direction for the 1 6 Vz million dollar capital fund effort recently com­ m i s s i o ne d by t h e B o a r d o f Regents . This team spirit is represented in the symbol we recently created to illustrate the role of various staff members as well as kinds and types of contributions in support of the University. We want you all to become familiar with it.

M i n n e lieder of Albrech t von Jobansdorf: Edition, Commentary, Interpretation (Monogra ph No. 201 of the Goppinger Arbeiten zur Germanisti k ) ; James Halseth, Northwest Mosaic: Minority Con­ flicts in Pacific Northwest History (Pruett); Christopher Browning, The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office: A Study of Referat D III of Abteilung Deutschland 1 940-43 ( Holmes and Meier) ; Donald Wentworth, Perspectives on Economic Ed ucation (Joint Council on Economic Education); William Brochtrup, Books Without Words (ERIC). Dr. Richard Jungkuntz Provost

Annual Fund The Annual Fund is the Ioundation for all University fund-raising ac­ tivities; its primary aim is to provide dollars to meet the every­ day operational costs of the Uni­ versity and student scholarship assistance. The Annual Fund sol­ icitation effort is organized for the first time this year with the help of a l m o s t 2 0 0 vol unteers. Each member of the Development Of­ fice is working with different con­ stituencies of the University regents, faculty and staff, friends, alumni, churches and businesses - to maximize contribution levels. We plan to raise 2S percent more than last year; we must raise at least 17 percent more since these funds are necessary to meet the 1977-78 budget requirements. Over this past year, members of our University family and our many friends have been generous to PLU. Alumni are the most n u m e r o u s c o n t r i butors ; 1 1 2$ alumni donors gave $137,276 to PLU this past year, the largest amount ever contributed by Alum­ ni in a single year. They concluded their New Directions program this s u m m e r , h a v i n g c o n tributed $423,742 over the past three years, the span of the program. Friends

have been a great source of re­ venue also, having contributed $156,224 this year. Churches are among our faithful supporters with their contributions amounting to $24,289. This year we have concentrated on developing links with busines­ ses in our area. The 1977 Interim began this process when Joseph Sibigtroth, Senior Vice President and Actuary of the New York Life Insurance Company, joined facul­ ty in teaching a philosophy course here on campus. For the next Interim, PLU will be sponsoring a major business�academic confer­ ence to bring University people together with business leaders for frank dialogue between the enter­ prise of education and the conduct of business. We hope to generate goodwill and, thus, support from this kind of interaction. Businesses contributed $67,548 to PLU last year. an increase over the year before. Along with business, founda­ tions have been a focus of our attention here in Development. Frequently, businesses contribute to higher education through their foundations, so we feel the two go hand-in-hand. PLU also values in­ dependent foundations and culti­ vates their interest. Consequently, this past year the University was the recipient of a $26,000 grant from the Ben B. Cheney Founda­ tion. This week Dr. Rieke and our assistant vice-president for de­ velopment, Jane Shanaman, will be visiting the East Coast to gain added exposure to several large foundations for PLU. The Q Club, composed of mem­ bers of each of the constituencies mentioned above, has been a main­ stay of Annual Fund support. Dave

B erntsen, director of develop­ ment, has nurtured the growth of this source of unrestricted funds and, in 1976-77, membership top­ ped 700; contributions amounted to $234,123.

We believe that we can broaden PLU's base of support for the Annual Fund in each of these constituencies with our staff's careful attention and the en­ thusiastic support of volunteer sol­ icitors. The second side of our triangle of support is capital gifts, and we will be counting on all our con­ stituencies to help us with this special project. Our office is now in the first stages of mounting a campaign to build two buildings on campus !....- a science building and a performing arts center - and to relocate and/or renovate many of­ fices here. At this time, the De­ velopment Committee of the Board of Regents is working with our office to develop a Five Year Plan for accomplishing our capital aims. We will become increasingly more committed to this phase of our operations through the months of this coming year. The last side of the triangle of support is deferred gifts. This past year we received a large amount of support in the form of bequests, estates and trusts. The event of the year at the Development Office marked the day when PLU re­ ceived the largest gift ever in its history, a bequest from a single estate of over one million dollars. PLU also recently received a large charitable remainder unitrust from Mr. & Mrs. Clare Grahn. We are continuing to build support in this area through a series of finan­ cial planning seminars organized by Ed Larson, Director of Planned Giving. The seminars held through the past few weeks in Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane and Portland, fur­ nish information to interested people. Already, as a result of these seminars, numerous in­ quiries have been made regarding the possibility of planned or defer­ red gifts. As you can see, the Development Office is expanding its operations and contacts. To enable 'us to continue to function efficiently, we have added some positions to our staff and welcomed some new people to our office. Sue Walker is now our executive secretary ; Monda Law is our new office manager; Pat Kinnee is our recep­ tionist/secretary and Lucy Nichol­ son is the new gift records accoun­ tant. This month Marian Ficken will be joining us as our high speed typist/word processing specialist, and Molly Edmonds will be our new researcher.

Most exciting to us is the upcom­ ing arrival of our mini-computer. With this new piece of equipment, we will have the capability of storing and maintaining the MAIL file, the gift records and capital gift data, as well as producing gift acknowledgements at an increased pace. We expect the computer will make our jobs simpler and will aid us immeasurably in dealing effec­ tively with our expanded base of support. Last year PLU received $2.2 million in gifts and grants, and this year the Development Office will generate a significant increase in those funds. We are pleased that the ever-increasing number of friends of the University continue to support PLU so generously and, with the expertise of our experi­ enced staff members and the capa­ bility of our new personnel and hardware, we expect an outstand­ ing new year in Development. Luther Bekemeier Vice-President Development

Student Life In 1976-77, the Student Life Of­ fice administered on-going prog­ rams and interacted on a personal level with a large number of stu­ dents in many settings. A constant challenge for members of the of­ fice is dealing effectively with an ever-changing student body with new issues every year, and new students in leadership positions. The role of the Student Life Office is to provide basic services in support of the educational prog­ ram, but also to contribute by innovative ways to educational ex­ periences which occur outside the classroom. Student involvement in these services and in the develop­ ment of innovations is central to the philosophy of the office. Highlights A number of highlights occurred during the year involving not only members of the Student Life staff, but faculty and students as well. During the summer, four members of the staff attended a professional workshop on the training of stu­ dents as para-professionals. The information gained through this workshop was most valuable, and was directly responsible for stu­ dents being involved in significant ways in a number of offices and projects during the year. Prior to the beginning of the school year, the office organized and implemented an off-campus retreat for new students enrolled in the Integrated Studies Program (Core II) along with faculty mem­ bers teaching the courses. The retreat provided an opportunity for faculty and students to interact on a personal basis regarding Core II and University expectations. One of the goals for the office was the development of a series of staff in-service training sessions. A number of sessions were plan­ ned, which helped all of the staff members, including secretarial staff, to become better acquainted with each other as professionals and to better coordinate various efforts. In addition, the staff met as a whole on three occasions for planning the over-all direction for the office. A new policy statement was developed for the University Stu­ dent Publications Board following two years of considerable effort by many people. The new statement was approved by the Board of Regents and offers signigicant support for increased fiscal re­ sponsibility, and improved job de­ scriptions for editors and technical advisors.

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an outgrowth of a staff re­ which discussed credit op­ portunities for students in leader­ ship capacities, an Interim course was offered on the Theory and Practice of Leadership. The course was taught jointly by three staff persons and a faculty member. A number of students in the class subsequently achieved leadership positions in ASPLU, on the Resi­ dential Life Staff, and with the Retention Study offered in the Spring semester. A major extra effort during the Spring semester involved a Uni­ versity-wide retent i o n s t u dy . A �umerous students, faculty, and Wltdministrative staff were involved in the study, and several signific­ ant recommendations were for­ warded to the President for im­ plementation during the 1977-78 school year. Growth groups represe n t e d another major effort for the year, and involved a number of staff persons in the offering of seminars and workshops on various topics of concern. These topics included Planning for Marriage, Time ManSt udy Skills, Assertive­ ss Training, Vocational Choice, Finding Jobs, and other topics. Summary of On-G oing Programs Ca reer Planning & Placement

The Office of Career Planning and Placement expanded its prog­ rams for students with the help of a part-time graduate student. Place­ ment Files were begun by seniors and graduates. Seminars, work­ shops, and class presentations were made on career planning issues, and numerous job listings handled by the office. Over appointments were made with students discussing Career plan­ ning or placement matters, and 37 separate firms were scheduled for recruitment interviews with graduating seniors. The office . sponsored the second alumni­ career information day, and also further expanded the alumni care­ er a s sistance program where alumni volunteered as resource people for students with questions on careers.

Learning Skills Service

Foreign Students

Reside ntial Life

The physical arrangement of space and rooms in the library used by Learning Skills was re­ modeled, resulting in a much im­ proved space for group sessions as well as private tutoring of indi­ viduals. The office shifted its em­ phasis from tutorial services to academic counseling and study skills training. The staff took part in intensive training before school began, with additional in-service training during the year. Approxi­ mately one third of the full time students made use of the service an average of 7 times each. Basic services of the office included basic skills assi stance, speed reading/study reading, writing as­ s i stance, spelling vocabulary, grammar assistance, study skills, and math skills.

The Director of Foreign Stu­ dents continued to work with the Office of Admissions in the bring­ ing of foreign students to the campus. In addition, she continued to advise the International Student Organization which organized a highly succe ssful International Fair. The office also sponsored an Inter-Cultural awareness retreat for both American and foreign students. The office worked with students on immigration problems related to requirements of full­ time enrollment, as well as general advising questions.

A major effort each year is that involving staff recruitment and training. This year was no excep­ tion with selection of new sec­ retaries, a summer housing coor­ dinator, 58 resident assistants, 8 assistant head residents, and 13 head residents. The number and quality of in-service development training sessions for the staff was increased with a number of prog­ rams from which the staff could choose. A comprehensive staff eval uation progra m was c o n ­ ducted whereby each member of the staff from R.A. through the Director was evaluated in a formal way during the year. The office utilized a variety of committees for various programs including staff selection and training, staff evaluation, fire and safety , social activities, and campus improve­

University Center

Activities scheduled by the Uni­ versity Center continued to in­ crease with over 4700 scheduled meetings and programs, an in­ crease of 24% over the previous year. Numerous programs were scheduled which brought com­ munity persons to the campus in cluding the summer program, whi�h h o s t e d 23 c o n f e r e n c e groups and over 5000 delegates. A realignment of s t a f f re s p o n ­ sibilities resulted in the appoint­ ment of an Assistant Director of the Center, which added a great deal to general operation of the program, as well as to the summer conference planning. A major new effort of the year concerned as­ signment of off-campus student advisors to orient them to the campus and help them establish identity with the University prog­ rams. Minority Affairs

A couple of major projects were undertaken by the Director of Minority Affairs, who was as­ signed as Title IX Coordinator for the Student Life Office. This re­ sponsibility included serving on the all-University Equal Employ­ ment Opportunity/Affirmative Ac­ tion Committee. The Director also worked in the area of identification of financial resources for scholar­ ships for minority students, as­ sisted with workshops directed toward student ethnic cultural awareness, and assisted with the Office of Admissions in recruit­ ment of new students. The total enrollment of minority students decreased slightly from the previ­ ous year with a total of 1 80 stu­ dents.

Counseling and Testing Center

The Counseling and Testing Center experienced a major in­ crease in demand for its service with 60% more appointments than the previous year. Students came into the Center with a wide variety of concerns : from choosing ma­ jors, to exploring careers, to prob­ lems of personal relationships, to questions of personal identity, etc. In addition to meeting with stu­ dents on a personal basis, the staff was active in the presentation of growth groups, dorm presenta­ tions, group sessions with nursing students and others, and assisting w ith the Adult College Entry Program. Health Center

This year saw a major change in the system of Health Care Deliv­ ery at PL U. A Medex was hired full time with a back-up physician coming in one morning per week. The increased availability of the Medex and the style of health care given resulted in a 21 % increase in the number of visits by students. The staff attempted to make each visit a learning experience in terms of self-health care and pre­ ventative medicine. Students were encouraged to ask questions about their health needs and a wide variety of hand out information was made available on a wide range of topics. Advanced sopho­ more nursing students were in­ volved in the Center as a part of their clinical training. Four or­ thopedic physicians volunteered their services for sports-related injuries.

ments. The leadership effective­ ness of residence hall officers was addressed by an off-campus lead­ ership retreat in the spring. A variety of programs was held in the various halls which included visiting speakers, re-painting and redecoration of the lounge areas, secret pals, Christmas parties, pa­ r e n t s weekend, hall retreats, dances, intra-mural sports, Bible studies, and many more. A major effort was made to orient and train members of the various standards committees with their respon­ sibilities in judicial bodies. The halls were again filled to capacity. Overall, the 1976-77 school year was an active one for the Student Life Offices with a high degree of student participation. Dr. Philip Beal Vice-President Student Life

Finance And Operat · ons Efficient management of availa­ ble resources i a continuing chal­ lenge at PLU which offers both rewards and frustrations. On the positive side, one of the things visitors and returnees often tell us is how nice and well-kept the campus appears. This is very gratifymg and it is true. PLU's campus i outstanding in appear­ ance, from its well-kept buildings to its well-manicured lawn , trees and shrubs. It did not just happen. It is he product of considerable plannin g , appr priate use of reources, and a consistent program year after year. As we prepare for a renewed effort in long-range planning, the excellent appearance of the cam­ pus is an added stimulus to consid­ er all of the resources of PLU and how they affect everything we do. Not many of our efforts attract the attention the campus appearance does. Most people have been una­ ware of the conversion of our systems to a new computer which went very smoothly. Most don't realize that our energy conserva­ tion program has been in effect for a considerable period with one result that we qualified for a " Co n c e r n A w a r d " fr o m the Washing on Natural Gas Company because of the positive efforts and resul ts in the conservation of ener­ gy. Another evidence of our con­ servation efforts was a recent survey indicating PLU used less energy per student than any other higher education institution in the Northwest.

Our utilization of labor has con­ sistently shown that in food ser­ vice, bookstore and business of­ fice, among others, our labor costs are lower than national averages. Efficient labor utilization, to be totally effec ive, must be accom­ panied by a personnel manage­ ment program which constant y strives to make PLU a satisfactory and rewarding place to work. The plethora of government regula­ tions and network of legal require­ ments works against the reduction of ad m i nistrative staffing pat­ terns. Inflation continue to be the number one financial problem at PLU. Costs of many things are i ncreasing fa ter than the Con­ sunier Pri e Index. The cost of energy, insurance and paper pro­ d ucts - three of our largest catago ies of expenditures - has nearly doubled, and at times tri­ pled, the rate of other familiar items. Even so, our finances re­ main sound as we adjust to the effects of higher costs. All of the good things, plus the complicating regulatory matters, make the management of a univer­ sity both difficult and very re­ warding personally. PLU's man­ agement team is a good one. It is competent, stable and highly re­ sponSive to the constantly shifting needs of a viable, exciting, high educational quality university its students, its faculty, its alums, friend and constituents. Perry B. Hendricks, Jr.

Vice-President Business and FInance

OPERATING STATEMENT June 1, 1976 - May 3 1, 1977 INCOME Student Tuition & Fees Endowment Income Gifts & Grants Auxiliary Enterprises (dormitories, food, bookstore, golf course, University Center) Other Sources (student aid, research grants, transfers, misc .. etc.)

1975-76 $ 7,344,669 57,258 447,856

Total Income EXPE SES AND TRANSFERS Instruction Academic Support (Library & Administration) General Institutional (insurance, telephone, etc, ) Student Services Public Affairs Physical Plant Operation Student Aid Auxiliary Enterprises Other Expenses Increase in Fund Balances Applied on Previous Deficit Non-Cash Transfers


$ 7,787,626

63,000 1 ,387,503


3 ,140,032

1 . 147,202

1 ,079,253

$ 1 1 ,965,361

$ 1 3,457,414

$ 4,728,287

$ 5,276.208


Total Expenses and Transfers Excess (used for debt reduction) BALANCE SHEET

1 ,3 1 2,608 787,423 30,013 704,683 1 ,077,240 2,849,290 1 32 ,098 7,064 -0( 155,6 1 8)

1 ,502,522 885,725 18,827 804,492 1 ,2 10,975 3,037,822 80,291 - 0-

$ 1 1 ,953,570 1 1 ,791

$13,452,679 4,735




ASSETS Current Fund Endowment Fund Plant Fund Student Loan Fund Agency & Other Fund

5-31-76 $ 1 ,415,019 1 ,234,675 23,779,174 3,509,968 266,634

5-3 1-77 $ 1 ,764,669 1,295,936 24,059,166 3,77 1 ,683 244,937

Total Assets



LIABILITIES & FUND BALANCES Current Fund Endowment Fund Plant Fund Student Loan Fund Agency & Other Fund

$ 1 ,4 15,019 1,234,675 23,779,174 3,509,968 266,634

$ 1,764,669 1 ,295,936 24,059,1 3,77

Total Liabilities & Fund Balances


$31,136,39 1

WHAT IS PLU WORTH? Assets Liabilities Fund Balances (net worth)

1976 i977 $30.2 million $3 1 . 1 million $10.2 million $10.5 million $20.0 million $20.6 million

Perry B. Hendricks, Jr. Vice President - Finance and Operations and Treasurer


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Collegium PLU Colleagues affirm and un­ dergird the development plans for the University. That was the con­ clusion reached in recommenda­ tions given at the recent semi­ a nnual meeting of PLU's Col­ leagues. Under the chairmanship of Dr. David Hellyer, Tacoma pediatrician and founder of North­ west Trek, forty-four Colleagues considered the major questions about PLU's future in the eight academic areas of the University. Are PLU's statements of objec­ on target with regard to the future of science education and the essential characteristics of an ex­ cellent education? How can the Colleagues help in building a broader spirit of community par­ ticipation in and awareness of the fine arts? What can be done to strengthen the "case for support," and how can Colleagues assist in the search for donors? These and other questions were explored. At the conclusion of both the April November meetings a list of recommendations were suggested to the various academic units for further consideration and implementation by the University. A formal report of these sugges­ tions will be presented to the November meeting of the Board of Regents. Specific recommendations in­ cluded: 1) A new science building is the number one priority for the im­ mediate future of the natural sci­ division. 2) The unique interdisciplinary teaching characteristic of the Uni­ versity adds strength to the sci­ ences' role and bodes well for the search for funds. 3) Colleagues can serve the Uni­ versity by assisting in the estab­ lishment of intern programs, par­ ticularly in the social sciences and business administration areas. 4) The projects of the Center for Public Policy should receive wider visibility in the Tacoma-Seattle area. Greater emphasis on adult is necessary. 5) The Colleagues encouraged the establishment of a Scandina­ vian archive or cultural center on campus. The Norwegian early im­ migrant library collection, now numbering 800 volumes, should be expanded. 6) The School of Business Ad­ ministration should pursue its in­ tent to fund a chair in accounting.

7) In the area of physical educa­ tion the University's intent should be to develop a life-long habit of exercise for the greatest number of students. The aerobics program should continue to receive major attention. The Colleagues also en­ courage the development of a per­ forming arts center for use in dance and ballet instruction. 8) The establishment of a per- . forming arts center on campus and the positioning of PLU as the center for Tacoma cultural ac­ tivities are to be priorities for the School of Fine Arts. 9) A volunteer faculty support system appears to be a priority project for the School of Nursing. 10) .A learning center and media center for teacher training i s essential. The Colleagues recom­ mend the establishment of a "facilities allotment committee" to maximize use of present space and impro v e m e n t o f c l a s s ro o m teaching. The Colleagues meet informally during the year and in plenary -session in April and November. Appointments are for three years and are made by the President on nomination from the Board of Regents. Dr. David Hellyer and Mrs. Micki Hemstad were elected as the chairman and vice-chairwoman re­ spectively for the term 1977-78. Harvey Neufeld Executive Director Collegium


Academic Charges (1977-78) Tuition:

$2944 (32 hours at $92 per credit hour) Room & Board: $1350 Total: $4294

Founding Date 1890


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

Enrollment (Fall, 1977)

Academic Program 4-1-4

calendar. Two 14-week semesters

bridged by a four-week Interim.

Number of Volumes in Mortvedt Library

Full-time: 2568 Part-time: 660



Total: 3228

Number of Teaching Faculty

President, William O. Rieke, M.D.

Full-time: 198

Provost, Richard Jun.kuntz, Ph.D.

Part-time: 67

Vice President for Development, Luther

Total: 265

Bekemeier, M. Dlv.

Number of Employees

Vice President for FiDance Br Operations,


Perry B. Hendricks, Jr., M.B.A.

Number of Alumni

Vice President for Student Life, Philip E.

1 1,907

Beal, Ph.D

Operating Budget

Executive Director, Collegium, Harvey J. Neufeld, M.Div.


Total Gift Income

For further information about Pacific Lutheran University write or telephone: Office of Admissions, ext. 227 Office of Development, ext. 232

$2,482,070 (1976-77)

Student Aid $3,800,000

campus Size: 48 buildings on 130 acres Insured Value: $39,032,820

Accreditation Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education American Chemical Society National League for Nursln. American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business Council on Social Work Education

Academic Structure 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

Degrees Offered Baccalaureate

Arts, Sciences, Business Administration, Arts in Education, Fine Arts, Music, B. Science in Nursing, B. Science in Medi­ cal Technology Masters

Education, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Music, Public Administration The








in engineering,

medicine, dentistry, law, medical tech­ nology, parish work, pharmacy, social wel­ fare, theology and urban affairs. In addition to majors derived from the departments, the University offers an interdepartment8I classics major and a special Environmental Studies Program.

Office of University Relations, ext. 457 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Washington 98447 Telephone: (206) 53 1-6900

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' .II How We Can Help You Save f1our Money

Q Club Aims For $1/4 Million By End Of Year

By Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving

By David Berntsen Director of Development

Many times I am asked the question: "Isn't it depressing to do what you are doing - talking about wills, bequests, taxes and things like that?" Evidently "plan­ ned giving," or "deferred giving," or "estate planning" all sound quite ominous. Actually, the topics I deal with serious issues, to be sure. But e t h i n g s a r e c ri t i c a l to everyone's situation - and when I am able to assist someone in saving tax dollars, or adequately providing for a loved one, or mak­ ing a meaningful gift to PLU or to some other charitable interest then my work becomes extremely satisfying. For example, a recent situation had the following outcome. The individual was shown how proper estate planning could save his considerable taxes - cap­ gain taxes, income taxes, even estate taxes. Certain other steps would lead to freedom from man­ agement worries regarding anoth­ er asset, while at the same time i n c r e a s i n g s pendable income from that assest. While part of this planning could include a gift to the University, substantial sav­ ings could be received even with­ out a gift - just by doing some estate planning. I would like to help you to look at your estate. Perhaps we can some savings for your through adequate planning. If you would like to pursue such a possibility, please contact me:

A quarter of a million dollars by Dec. 31 is the goal of the 728member PLU Q Club ! Under the dynamic leadership of president Clare Grahn and hun­ dreds of enthusiastic members, the Q Club is 41 per cent ahead of last year's record pace, which grossed over $200,000 for the first time in our c lub' s f i v e - y e a r history. There are currently 121 Q Club Fellows who contribute $1 ,000 or more annually. Q Club members

Edgar Larson, Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, Was hington


( 206) 531-6900, ext. 232

donate $20 a month or $240 annu­ ally. The Q Club provides a strong foundation for the PLU Annual Fund, which includes a broad con­ stituency of alumni, fr i e n d s , churches, parents, businesses and corporations as well as PLU re­ gents, faculty, staff and even stu­ dents. There are Q Club members among all of these constituencies, whose generosity strengthens both the PLU scholarship and general operating funds. Q Club membership offers a number of personal privileges as well. There is fellowship at the annual Q Club banquet and other club gatherings. Passes for ath­ letic events and library cards are available. And the club annually enjoys a reception with President and Mrs. William Rieke and a Christmas Festival Concert per­ formance. Most important of all is the common bond established with other people who care about PLU and its students .

Parents Corner By Milt Nesvig Assistant to the President (Parents Club Representative)

All of you who are parents of new students this school year should have received membership certifi­ cates recently. Welcome to the Parents Club. If you didn't get a certificate let us know and we will send you one. Several AlumnilParents dinners and/or meetings are scheduled for the months of December and January. You are welcome to at­ tend one if you live within driving distance. President Rieke will be speaking at most of them, and I will attend all of them. These gather­ ings will give you an opportunity to hear what is going on at PLU, to ask questions about the school and to meet other parents and alumni. Details regarding the meetings are listed elsewhere in the Scene. An alumni/parents meeting was held Oct. 27 in Gloria Dei Luther­ ran Church, Anchorage. Mrs. James E. Johnson, Mrs. Gordon Briscoe and Paul Hartman headed up the potluck dinner program at which this writer spoke. Several parents attended. The next meeting of the Parents Council will be Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Seattle Opera House. The date for Parents Weekend is April 14-16. Put this down in your date book and make plans to attend.

Among the persons attending an a lumn i-parents meeting in An­ chorage, A laska Oct. 27 were from left, Barbara (Taylor '76) Studnek, James x '61 and Jane (Brevick '61) Johnson and Ralph Hanson '56. Mrs. Johnson, JoAnn (Nodtvedt '52) Briscoe and Paul Hartman '67 coord i n a t e d t h e event. Milton Nes vig, assistant to the president, presented an illus­ trated program.

Annual Fund e Q C l u b s u pports t h e A n nual Fund

Annual Fund Campaign Is Underway Nearly 200 volunteers are work­ ing this month on behalf of the PLU Annual Fund, according to Luther Bekemeier, vice-president for de­ velopment. Under the leadership of the An­ nual Fund Executive Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Klein, the volunteers have been organized into groups representing Regents, friends, alumni, churches, busi­ ness, Q Club, faculty, staff and students. Committee members heading those groups include Klein (Re­ g e nt s ) ; D o n a l d A n d e r s o n , a W e yerhae u s e r m a n a ger, and Claude Zenkner, a Mefropolitan Life Insurance District manager (friends)f Ray Chalker, president of Chalker Engineers, and Bill Gill, president of Bill Gill Lincoln­ Mercury (business); Rev. Palmer Gedde, Richland Lutheran Church, and Rev. Charles Mays, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Renton (congregations); Eldon Kyllo, prin­ cipal of Parkland Elementary School, and John McLaughlin, a Weyerhaeuser manager (alumni); Clare Grahn, Q Club president (Q Club) ; Dr. David Olson, director of the PLU School of Physical Educa­ tion (faculty); John Heussman, di­ rector of the PLU library (staff); and John Glassman and Ron Ben­ ton (students). Purpose of the Annual Fund, according to Bekemeier, is to in­ crease revenues in the areas of student scholarships and annual operating funds. "Emphasis on the Annual Fund will also broaden our base of support as we prepare for our five-year development cam­ paign," he said. •

What Ever Why PLU? Happened To ...

By Eldon Kyllo President, Alumni Association

By Ronald Coltom Alumni Director Now that Homecoming and class reunions are over for this year I am again reminded of the friendships that have been established while at PLU. When I am away from the . campus visiting with alums they always enjoy going through the computer printout of those in their area. Frequently they find that someone who attends their church, or whom they work with, is an alum , and they never realized it. Or, we will have alums stop by the office, call, or write, to find out who lives in an area they are moving to or where they will be vacationing. Finally, we are going to be able to answer these requests with ease. Next Fall we will be printing the first compreh ensive directory made available to alums. The di­ rectory will list all alums (includ­ ing maiden names) in alphabetical order, in geographic order, and by class. It will only be available to alums and included will be all alums whom we have been able to keep in touch with, with the excep­ tion of those who have requested not to be included. To facilitate the gathering of current information we will be mailing an ALUMNI SURVEY to all alums in late January. The survey will take only a few minutes to complete and it is hoped that most alums will return them as soon as they receive them. As the surveys are returned they will be put on the computer and the direc­ tory will be printed during the summer. The cost of the directory will be $5.00 which will go toward the cost of printing and mailing. As you can see compiling a directory with over 15,000 entries in several combinations is not going to be an easy task but it can be accomplished. Especially with your help. Return the ALUMNI SURVEY immediately after you receive it and together we will have the most complete and com­ prehensive directory available.

People often ask me about Pacific Lutheran. They want to know what it has that enables the school to survive so well during these times of decreasing enroll­ ments at most schools and espe­ cially with the high cost of attend­ ing our school. My answer is that PLU has something that you don't find at very many schools across the na­ tion. A Christian atmosphere, loy­ alty amongst the faculty, a presi­ dent who exemplifies the type of person people who support the University want at the helm, and excellent standard of students. A person could go on but I believe all of these add up to why PLU exists as it does. How can students afford to at­ ' tend PLU ? This is a question you hear quite often, or you hear some•



one say that their son or daughter will have to attend a community college or state university because of the cost. There really isn't that much difference because of the grants in aid, based on need, that are extended to students. Your son or daughter may not qualify for help if you have just one attending, but if you have 2 or more the amount of help you might get could very well be the difference in cost between PLU and a state school. Of course this takes a great deal of money and it has to come from somewhere so the University is very dependent upon its alumni and many friends for this financial support. There is no other answer. One other important factor that is most meaningful to the students. Jobs are not easy to find but PLU graduates continue to do very well in finding jobs or being placed in graduate schools. This means that our school is doing something right.

1977 Sagas To Be Available In December The 1977 PLU Saga yearbook will be delivered in December, according to a Saga spokesman. Grad uates who were full­ time students last year will receive their copies in the mail. Others interested in purchas­ ing a copy may obtain it at the PLU University Center.

Regent Representatives Lawrence Hauge '51 ('78) 1608 Washington St. Wenatchee, WA 98801

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

Dr. Ronald Lerch '61 ('79) 56 1 1 W. Victoria Kennewick, WA 99336

Dr. Gordon Strom '56 3457 Hackamore Hayward, CA 94541

Members-At-Large I-Yr. Appointments Dr. Dale Benson '63 6416 S.W. Loop Dr. Portland, OR 97221 Cmdr. Stewart Morton '56 789 Bonita Pleasanton, CA 94566

Lois Anderson White '60 1081 Lynnwood N.E. Renton, WA 98005 Term Expires May 1978 Chap. Luther Gabrielsen '50 Hq. 92nd CSG/HC Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 Eldon Kyllo '49 13712 - 10th Avenue E. Tacoma, WA 98445

Sunday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. Seattle Opera House, "Seattle Contact : Mr. & Mrs. William Tenneson Bremerton, Wash., 373-1374 Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. H i c kory Stick Restaurant, Portland Conta ct: Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nelson Beaverton, Ore., 646-5717


Saturday, Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. Roy's Chuck Wagon, Richland, Wash. Contact: Rev. Palmer Gedde Richland, Wash., 943-3614 or 946-9832 Saturday, Jan . 21, 5:30 p.m. Sir George's Smorgasbord, N. Hol­ lywood, Calif. Contact: Dennis Gudal San Gabriel, Calif., 289-9936 .

Alumni Board

Suzanne Skubinna Nelson '55 ( 1 980) 8701 - 108th St. S.W. Tacoma, WA 98498

Alumni ­ Parent Gatherings

Term Expires May 1979 Donald D. Gross '65 6925 S.E. 34th Mercer Island, WA 98040 John Jacobson, M.D. '60 P.O. Box 901 Rancho Mirage , CA 92270 Luella Toso Johnson '51 7 Thornewood Drive Tacoma, WA 98498 John McLaughlin '71 32631 - 39th Avenue S.W. Federal Way, WA 98002 Term Expires May 1980 Kenneth J. Edmonds '64 801 - 42nd Avenue N.W. Puyallup, WA 98371 Carol Bottemiller Geldaker '57 18525 S. Trillium Way West Linn, OR 97068 Ken "Skip" Hartvigson, Jr. '65 658 N.W. 1 14th Place Seattle, WA 981n

Ronald A. Miller, M.D. '65 2 1 1 Idaho Avenue Whitefish, MT 59937 Term Expires May 1981 Gayle Severson Berg '72 Lennep Road Martinsdale, MT 59053 Stephen M. Isaacson '76 2524 Boyer Ave. E. #322 Seattle, WA 98102 Joan Nodtvedt Briscoe '52 6461 Reed Way Anchorage, AK 99502 Carol Haavik Tommervik '40 820 S. 120th Tacoma, WA 98444 Executive Secretary Ronald C. Coltom '61 Alumni Director Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 Ex-Officio Student Representative Chris Keay, President ASPLU Past President Marvin D. Fredrickson, M.D. '64 2768 S.W. Sherwood Drive Portland, OR 97201

Sunday, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. San Die go Dinner, San Dieg Calif. Contact: Mardi Olson Spring Valley, Calif., 460-7987


Monday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. Sir George's Royal Buffet, Mesa, Ariz. Contact : Mark Nesvig Phoenix, Ariz., 254-5933 Sunday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. Reception - Holiday Inn Downtown San Jose, Calif. Monday, Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m. � Sacramento Inn, Cow tack Room ., Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Keith Amundson Carmichael, Calif., 967-6113 Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. Red Lion Inn, Medford, Ore. Contact: Mrs. Lee (Paula) Hill Ashland, Ore., 482-9558 Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. King's Table Restaurant, Eugene, Ore. Contact: Roe Hatlen Springfield, Ore., 746-5994 More detailed information wi} be mailed soon to each area. If you do not receive the information,the person listed above can be con­ tacted.

Homecomin g Hi g hli g ts

Pres ident and Mrs. William Rieke and Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Ramstad were grand ma rshals for the Homecoming pa rade which wound its way th rough campus Saturday morning. Dr. Ramstad is professor emeritus of chemistry.

A lumnus of the Year Jerry Ben足 s o n '58 ( c o - w i n n e r Dr. Chris Ch a n d l e r '70 wa s u n a b l e t o attend)

Distinguished A lu mnus

. David Wake

1 977 Homecoming Queen Kathy A nderson is escorted by Lute running back Prentis Johnson following her coronation Friday. PL U's 1975 Homecom ing Queen Terri Gedde '77 with English professor emeritus A nne Knudson.

'62, wh o finished 13th, greets his wife Susan Schoch '63), who finished 23rd (last), at the finish line at the conclusion of Saturday morning's Turkey Trot. The Ashpoles we re compet i ng prima rily against students. Daryl A s hpole

Emeriti professors Dr. Robert Olsen, chemistry, and Dr. Josef Running, math.

Mike and Marsha (Hustad '68) Stewart

Honorary Degrees


Dr. ROBERT OUKO, who re­ ceived an honorary doctor of law degree from PLU in 1971, has been named to the cabinet of the Kenya government. He was appointed recently by President Kenyetta as the Minister in charge of Com­ munity Affairs. In 1969 Dr. Ouko was appointed by Pres i d e n t Kenyetta a s minister for Finance and Administration of the East African Community, a post he held until last year when the communi­ ty of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda dissolved. Prior to that Dr. Ouko was permanent secretary in the Kenya Ministry of Works.

Puyallup, WA 98371


Delbert Zier, 914 19th Street, NW,

PRE20's Theodore Gulhaugen, 864 Polk South, Tacoma, WA 98444

20's Clarence Lund, 400 Wheeler South, Tacoma, WA 98444

EARLY 30's Ella Johnson Fosness, 2405 62nd Ave. N. W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335

LATE 30's Otis Grande, 1111 14th Ave.. Fox Island. WA 98333

EARLY 40's Carol Haavik Tommervik, 820 S. 12Ot1r, Tacoma, WA 98444

1943 Norman Holm is a marine sur­ veyor and has his own business in Kodiak, Alaska.

1947 Edroy Woldseth, 921 Tule Lake Road, Tacoma, WA 98444


JOHN G. NEWSTON, Ph.D., was promoted to full professor at Humboldt State University this past summer where he is on the faculty of the School of Natural Resources. He was elected to the position of second vice-president of the Conservation Education As­ sociation - an international or­ ganization formed in 1953 and made up of persons involved or interested in environmental/con­ servation education. He was in­ stalled in office for a two-year term at the annual conference of the CEA in Superior, Wise., in August. DONALD BEARDSLEY x'SO, has been named works chemist at Hooker Chemical in Tacoma, Wash. He succeeds lloyd John­ son, husband of Dr. Lucille John­ son (PLU English professor) who has retired.

1951 Howard Shull, 416 21st St. Nw, Puyallup, WA 98371

1952 LeRoy Spitzer, Route 5, &x 260, Bremerton, WA 98310

GOTTLIEB SCHMITT x'S2 of Spokane, Wash., is preparing a book of poems, hymns, lyrics and sonnets, God And Man, which he plans to have published in January 1979. One of his poems, "Our Inaugural Text," was dedicated to Jimmy Carter, Jan. 22, 1977, and he received a very gracious letter from President Carter acknow­ ledging such thoughtful remem­ brance of him.

1953 Barbara Carstensen Thorp, 810 1 19th South, Tacoma, WA 98444

1954 Oscar Williams, 4717 27th N.E., Puyallup, WA 98371


Afton Hjelm Schafer, 7819 25th Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98408

HARRIET L. NOREM had the privilege of being Alaska's teach­ er representative last spring as panelist-evaluator at the National Science Foundation's Pre-college Teacher Development in Science P r o g r a m Panel R e v i e w i n Washington, D.C. from March 31 to April 2. She is still teaching at Glacier Valley Elementary in Juneau near the Mondenhall Glac­ ier. She takes her fourth-grade class on study tours via the Alaska

1955 S. Erving Severtson, 921 South, Tacoma, WA 98444


1956 Phil Nordquist,



11 5th,

Tacoma, WA 98444


Ferries . Last year they attended the "Little Norway" festival in Petersburg, a four-day trip. They hike mountain trails to study his­ tory and science near the glacier.

Doug Mandt, Route 1, &x 470, Sumner, WA 98390


G. James Capelli, 81 16 88th Court S. W., Tacoma, WA 98498

Lester Storaasli, 4116 East 88th, Tacoma, WA 98444


G. JAMES CAPELLI, super­ visor of vocational and career education K-12 in Clover Park School District, has been chosen president-elect of the Washington Vocational Association, (WV A). A staff member at Clover Park Voc­ ational-Technical Institute, Taco­ ma, Wash., since 1969, Jim was elected to the statewide position during the WVA Summer Confer­ ence held in Spokane, Wash. Cdr. LAWRENCE ROSS, USN, recently took over as commanding officer of a nuclear submarine. The ship operates out of Rota, Spain. Rev. ROBERT F. WINKEL x'S8, became pastor of Magnolia Lutheran Church in April 1977 after ten years as Lutheran Church in America minister to the community out of Gethsemane Lutheran, downtown Seattle and half-time executive director of Lutheran Compass Center, Seat­ tle, Wash. BILL and MYRNA (Kinyon x'63) ORME moved to Anchorage, Alaska recently. Bill is teaching at the Abbott Loop School and Myrna is education coordinator for rural Alaska Head Start, an Alaska Community Action Program. For the past four years they taught in American Samoa.

1959 Anita Hillesland Londgren, 3101 North 29th, Tacoma, WA 98407

1960 Lois Anderson White, 1801 Lynn­ wood N.E., Renton, WA 98055

RITA A. ALTPETER has been teaching school for 18 years in Ventura, Calif., and still loves it. She has traveled a lot and is active in sports; she swims three miles every day. GARY M. PETERSON and his wife, Cindy, are living near Gig Harbor, Wash. Gary is teaching in the University Place School Dis­ trict and also coaching baseball at Curtis Jr. High in Tacoma, Wash. He and Cindy built a new home in Purdy, Wash. area three years ago and have enjoyed life on their secluded, wooded five acres. He says he has found developing the property and cutting fire-wood, etc. to be excellent therapy for one involved in public education today. They traveled to Minnesota this past summer and enjoyed visiting relatives near Duluth and traveled to Mt. Rushmore and other scenic places. RICHARD A. ELLINGSON (Dick), D.D.S. and friend, Bob Pollard, were guests of the Met­ lakatla Indians on Annette Island, Alaska, in September. They prac­ ticed dentistry for a week in the new dental clinic there. Dick has his own dental practice in Tacoma (Parkland), Washington. SHIRLEY HANSON, RN, MS, is pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Washington. She was selected for a national re­ search award from the Depart­ ment of Health, Education and

Welfare to fund her doctoral re­ search. For the past several years, Shirley has been teaching pediat­ ric nursing at Seattle University. She resides in Bellevue, Wash. JOHN D. JACOBSON, M.D., and wife, (KAREN S. LUND '65) and family have moved from Wenatchee, Wash., to an area near Palm Springs, Calif. John is prac­ ticing anesthesia at Eisenhower Hospital in Palm Desert. Rev. MYRON L. "Ron" BAR­ BOUR, Jr., and family are living in Alexandria, Va., where they have been serving Epiphany Lutheran Church for the past three years. His congregation is very transient - many career military people. He is currently training 1 0 teachers for Bethel teaching. They have three children, Andy, 1 1 , Vicki, 8, and PJ, 4. His wife, Janet, is choir director at their church. GLADYS M. TERRY is retiring this year as head counselor at West Valley High School, Fair­ banks, Alaska. She plans to start a new career related to Alaskan industry with the start of the natural gas pipeline. RICHARD D. GIGER x'60, is living in Portland, Ore., where he is employed as staff specialist, United States Fish & Wildlife Ser­ vice. He is responsible for analyz­ ing impacts of nuclear power plants on the environment in Pacific Coast states. He recently received a Services Superior Achievement Award for pre­ cipitating environmentally sig­ nificant national policy changes within United States Nuclear Reg­ ulatory Commission. JEROLD L. ARMSTRONG of Joliet, Ill., was elected to board of directors of Hickory Creek Bank, New Lenox, Ill. in October 1977. He is presently chairman of the board, Uninetrics Corporation, Anaheim, Calif., president, Utopia Instrument Company, Joliet, Ill., a n d v i c e p r esident, ArRo Laboratories, Joliet, I l l . His daughter, Donna, is a sophomore at PLU this year. JAMES LINTON VON SCHRILTZ is the new pastor of the Walhalla parish in North Dako­ ta. Jim is married and has seven children, Donna, ' Betty, John, ' Robert, Leah, Naomi, and Dwight. He served parishes in Canada before going to Walhalla. GEORGE E. DOEBLER is liv­ ing in Knoxville, Tenn., where he has been chief of chaplains for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation since 1972. In May of 1976 he became the part-time executive , director of the Association of Mental Health Clergy. BRYAN H. WALL received the Outstanding Citizen Award for Linden, N.J. in 1976 for "initiating, developing and teaching prog­ rams for the handicapped young adults and for counselling and religious services, for victims of alcoholism in the Bowery Area of New York City." He went back to school and earned his bachelor's degree in education and fifth-year teaching certificate in the areas of industrial arts, vocational educa­ tion and special education. He is coordinator of secondary educa­ tion programs in Linden. He is married and he and his wife are the parents of a three-year..old son.

1961 Stan Fredrickson, 14858 203rd S.E., Renton, WA 98055


JO ANN WHITE is teaching Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash. this year. She is the original authorized instructor of P.E.T. in Kitsap County. She has worked as a family caseworker and was the assistant co-ordinator for the Foreign Study League Japanese Exchange Student Prog­ ram this past summer.

1962 Charlie Mays, 16619 S.E. 147th Street, Renton, WA 98055

1963 Christy N.


15424 9th

Ave. SW #2, Seattle, WA 981 66

DICK BAKKEN, 5506 1st Av­ enue N.E., Seattle, Wash. 98105 Phone (206) S23..{)683.

1964 Mike McIntyre, 12402 138th E., Puyallup, WA 98371


A. GEORGE NACE III and Wif KATHLEEN (Arnold '65), are 1: ing in Tacoma, Wash., whe Kathy is teaching first grade at Idlewild Elementary School in the Clover Park district and George has opened a dental office in University Place.

Dr. J. Mark


J. MARK LONO, Ph.D., sociate dean of the College Drew University in Madison, N.J., has been appointed Secretary of the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Mark will assume his position on Jan. 1, 1978 and will serve as the planning and budget policy officer of the University and will staff the Board of Trus­ tees and other organizations af­ filiated with the University. He received his doctorate degree from New York University.

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(Continued from h,e 22) KARSTEN and KIM (Bodding LUND RING are living in 'hous�md Oaks, Calif., where Kar­ sten is general agent for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance for south­ ern California, having 28 rep­ resentatives. He is serving his eighth year on the California Lutheran College's Board of Re­ gents. Kim is homemaker, taking care of Sherith, 11, and Erik, S.

1965 Connie Haan Hildahl, Box 990, Steilacoom, WA 98388

MARJORIE (Salmi) WIELAND of Olympia, Wash., has been added to the staff at Centralia College, entralia, Wash. full-time in the ience department. She has been a part-time secretarial science teacher there for the past two years. She also taught for four years at Olympia Technical Com­ munity College. NORRIS SATTER x'65, lives in Almira, Wash., and works as a geologist with the Bureau of Re­ clamation in Grand Coulee. He and his wife, Becky, have two children, Ryan, 3, and Rachel, 3 months.

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1969 John Bustad, 11513 Woodland Ave., Puyallup, WA 98371

RICHARD OWINGS, a senior environmental planner for the Port of Portland, has been named director of the Lane County En­ vironmental Management Depart­ ment in Eugene, Ore. The depart­ ment has responsibility for plan­ ning, parks, solid waste, water pollution control and building and construction permits. Dick is mar­ ried and he and his wife reside at Wilsonville, Ore. GARY W. MA YHOOD has been appointed Rector of the Anglican Parish of Mattawa: Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Church of St. Margaret of Scotland and Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury. The parish is located in the north­ land in the ProvincE' of Ontario in Canada.

LOUISE (Siepmann) ZMUDA and husband, Carl, are presently living in Simcoe Mountains north of Goldendale, Wash., on a 2,000 acre ranch. They are working on the ranch for rent while Carl is attending Clark College Real Es­ tate School. They have a daughter, Laura Anne, born May 24, 1977. She is their only child.



Cindy Johnston Jackson, 1 1 07 South 4th, Renton, WA 98055

Hartke, 19 Fife Heights . E., Tacoma, WA 98424

CHARLES E. BRUNNER is an assistant professor in the School of Business at PLU. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

1967 William Young, 7129 Citrine Lane S. w., Tacoma, WA 98498

A. JEAN SHULL is currently in Tacoma, Wash. She tau ght multiple Handicapped , Deaf Children for Tacoma schools for the past 15 years but had to retire on disability five years ago. For health reasons she and her husband spend winters at Far Horizon's Trailer Village, 555 N. Pantano Box 438, Tucson, Ariz. 85710. KENNETH V. TETZ is key account manager, Drug Division! Personal Products for Lever Brothers Company. He resides in Federal Way, Wash. He is married lind has one daughter, Jacqueline.

Nancy Seres NANCY (HARP) SERES has joined the University of Oregon's Hospital Outpatient Clinic nurs­ ing service as associate director. She was formerly a University of Oregon Health Sciences Center instructor. Nancy will be respon­ sible for the areas of staff and staff development. She lives in Portland with her husband, Joel, a physician. JANE FELLBAUM has re­ turned to the Pacific Northwest from San Antonio, Tex. She is living in Tigard, Ore. She com­ pleted her master's degree at the University of Oregon in August 1977 and is now teaching educa­ tion for first and second graders at Sherwood, Ore . .

1970 Michael McKean, 4011 1 0t h N. W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335

A N N E TT E M A C O M BE R began teaching the Communica­ tion Arts Department at PLU this fall. She and husband, Daniel, have moved from Seattle, Wash., to Federal Way, Wash. MYRNA (Larson) WAGONER is on the faculty of the University of Alaska in Anchorage.

and they are the parents of a daughter, Erin Kristine. D R . J . D O U G L A S L A M­ BRECHT is in Aloha, Ore., where he is starting practice as a family practioner in Tigard, Ore. He completed his family practice re­ sidency at the University of Ore­ gon Health Science Center. He is married and his wife, Karen, is attending Portland State Universi­ ty. He has a brother, David, a freshman at PLU this year. TERRENCE A. THOMPSON, DPM, graduated from Illinois Col­ lege of Podiatry Medicine in May 1977 and is currently in practice in Federal Way, Wash. GORDON PRITCHARD was installed as pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Yelm, Wash., on Aug. 30, 1977. Gordon was formerly a pastor in Blaine, Wash. He is married and they have a two-year-old son, Scott Christian, born October 2, 1975.

Dennis Smith, 304 1 23rd South, Tacoma, WA 98444


JAMES W. AAGESON was or­ dained a pastor of the American Lutheran Church at First Luthe­ ran Church in Havre, Mont., on Sept. 4, 1977. After graduation from PLU he taught history at Great Falls High School. In the fall of 1972 he enrolled at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul Minn. Jim has accepted a call to be associate pastor of Our Savior'S Lutheran Church in Great Falls. He is married to JULIE K . TAYLOR '70 of Anacortes, Wash.,

ROBERT R. MATTHEWS, MA '71, is manager of the Water and Sewer Department in Freeport, Ill. DAVID and LYNNE (Moody '70) BANGSUND are living in Portland, Ore., where Dave is an attorney with the firm of Reiter, Bricker, Zakovics & Querin. Lynne taught elementary school for five years but is now home with their son, Erik David, born July 25, 1977. GARRETT ALLMAN is living in Coralville, la., where he is a doctoral student in orchestral con­ ducting at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Before returning to school he completed three years of teaching piano and music theory at Dordt College, Sioux Center, la., where he presented several piano recitals.


SHARONNE REHER has been named acting coordinator of Title I for 1977-78 in the Clover Park School District in Tacoma, Wash. RICK GARLAND and wife, GAIL (Botz ' 7 2) are back in Tacoma after spending two years with the Peace Corps in Domini­ can Republic. Their plans are to continue in graduate school. KATHRYN HEGTVEDT has started work on her doctorate in curriculum administration at the University of Oregon. She is living in Eugene, Ore. She received her master's degree from New York University in 1975. DEAN COONEY, MAS '7 2 , is executive director and counselor at the Grays Harbor Counseling Service in Aberdeen, Wash., an office that he and his wife opened this past summer. DAVID and KAREN (SUOJA) THORSON are living in Brecken­ ridge, Colo., where Dave is prac­ ticing law. He graduated cum laude from University of Puget Sound Law School in Tacoma. Karen works for the Bank of Breckenridge. They expect their first child in April. SHERRIE BAKER is living in Moses Lake, Wash., where she is currently a caseworker in child welfare services. Prior to moving to Moses Lake in 1974 she worked in the central area of Seattle as caseworker with the Department of Social and Health Services and later worked at Maple Lane School for juveniles in Centralia, Wash.

1973 Karen Fynboe Howe, 136A Island Blvd., Fox Island, WA 98333

GERALD LEMIEUX has been appointed director of vocal music for Polson, Mont. schools. He was formerly with the schools in Chinook, Mont. JENNIFER A McDONALD re­ ceived her M.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June 1977 and is now a first-year resident in family practice at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. DANIEL E. TUTT, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, has graduated from the Strategic Air Command's missile combat crew operational readiness train­ ing course at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. He now goes to Ellsworth AFB, S.D., for training and duty as a missile combat crew member.

Kristi Harstad Duris, 12158 "A " Street, Tacoma, WA 98444

STEVEN T. COOK is in his second year of seminary for LC­ MS in Ft. Wayne, Ind., where he lives with his wife, Valerie and son, Steven C.T., born Jan. 27, 1975. NINA SEDLAK has started writing a column in the News Review, a weekly publication in S u m n e r , W a sh. Nina writes homespun comedy, which has often been inspired by her many years as a housewife and mother of five. She has been a substitute teacher for schools in the Sumner and Bonney Lake area and also teaches adult education math and English through Fort Steilacoom Community College.

1974 L. Scott Buser, 10024 Lexington S. w., Tacoma, WA 98499

JERRY SCHMELING, MA '74, holds a doctorate in human be­ havior and has been hired by Pierce County as one of seven full-time probation counselors. Jerry formerly operated the Human Behavior Clinic, a down­ town Tacoma facility specializing in individual and group treatment for adults with psychological problems such as habitual be­ haviors, chronic tension and moodiness. In his new position he

will work with probation clients who require counseling to rees­ tablish themselves socially. He will be responsible for a full-time case load of about 90 clients. He is married and the father of two children. SUSAN RAE PETERSON re­ ceived her Master of Music de­ gree from the University of Brit­ ish Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. and is currently on the music faculty at PLU. JULIE RONKEN has moved from Everett, Wash., to San Fran­ cisco, Calif., where she is working as a deputy clerk, U. S. Court of Appeals. M A R G A RE T a n d D A V I D GREENWOOD have moved from Olympia, Wash., to Cambridge, Mass. David left his position as senior budget analyst on the House of Representative Approp­ riations Committee to attend Har­ vard Business School. He is work­ ing toward his master's in busi­ ness administration, a two-year program. In October Margaret started work at Cambridge Hospi­ tal in the intensive care unit. They are enjoying the New England areas' many historical sites and leisure time acti vities during their free hours. KIM GREEN graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in physical therapy in 1976. She is in her second year as head women's athletic trainer-physical therapist working with the intercollegiate "Husky" teams. She was asked to be the woman therapist-trainer to accompany the U.S. teams in Bul­ garia for the World games in August 1977. VICKY A. KENNEDY, a cap­ tain in the U. S. Air Force, has been assigned to duty at Clark' AFB, Philippines. She will be a staff nurse at the U. S. Air Force Hospital. C a p t a i n J A M ES D . SCHNABEL was presented the Army Commendation Medal in September 1977 for saving two girls from drowning, at a nearby lake while he was on an outing. Jim is an instructor with the Staff and Faculty Battalion, U. S. Army Field Artillery School. BETHANY C. FLAGG is work­ ing as the assistant to the director of product development and re­ search for Family Films, North Hollywood, Calif. Family Films produced "This is the Life," a Lutheran television program, for 24 years. Bethany is now in her second year with Family Films. BRENT GOERES has com­ pleted the degree of A.L.M., Mas­ t e r ' s o f A rts in Literature, graduating with "A Mark of Dis­ tinction" from The Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College in Vermont. Lorie Hervey is on the faculty of the community college in Kodiak, Alaska. Her field of in­ struction is in English as a second language.





Qass Notes (Continued from Page 23)


1975 C. Finseth, 607 South


127th #E, Tacoma, WA 98444

ROGER LIPERA is presently living in Lincoln, Ill. , where he has joined the Performing Arts fa­ culty at Lincoln College. Roger is also serving as technical director for the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts. This past summ­ er he was technical coordinator and scene designer for the Lincoln Community theatre. JAMES C. YOCKIM is current­ ly enrolled at San Diego State University as a first-year master's student in social work. He is specializing in aging. MIM K IM BISHOP (CINDY MOEN '76) are residing In Rich­ land, Wash., where Kim is teach­ ing choral music at Chief Joseph Junior High School and Cindy is working in the coronary care unit at Kadlec Hospital in Rich­ land. PAUL





First Lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, has been certified 8S a missile combat crew commander at Grand Forks AFB, North Dako­ ta. Paul, a missile la unch officer, w s recommended for upgrading by the wing commander after meeting stringent training and evaluation requirements. MICHAEL McMANUS is work­ ing at Joseph G. Wilson school in here he is The Dalles, Ore., teaching level six students. He was marri ed Aug. 20, 1977 in . sh., to Sandy Lund, Seattle, grad uate of North I daho College '76. Sandy is an R.N. in the I.C.U. and C.C.U. unit of the The Dalles General Hospital. ERIC LIDER spent six weeks studying at tlle University of Oslo this past summer. He studi d the physical education program in Norway with the opportunity to travel throughout Norway after · the close of school. He is currently tea h i ng and oordinating the elementary physical education program in La ke Oswego, Ore. He resides in Tualatin, Ore.

1976 Steve

Wa rd,

1 0220


South #2, Tacoma, WA 98444





loyed w i t h Capital B u s in e s s Machines i n Olympia, Wash. Larry and SUSAN (Eckardt '76) CLELAND have been living in California for about eight months, where Larry is working for Fluor Corporation as a material control pecialist and Susan is a secretary for Century 21 Real Estate. TODD WAGNER is interning at Lakeridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash., this year L I N DA KAY D R U G G E i s working a s a staff assistant for the National Associatio f S o c ial Workers and for the University of Washington as a re search analyst on a parenth ad project. She lives In Seattle, Wash. VIRGINIA INGRAM is living

in Tacoma, Wash., where she is a part-time teacher at Tacoma Com­ munity College. Virginia received her master's degree from Central Washington State College in El­ lensburg, Wash., in May 1977.




physical education and assisting in football and basketball in the Snoqualmie Valley School Dis­ trict, Snoqualmie, Wash. TERESA McKAMEY is emp­ loyed as a music teacher in the W a s h o u g a l S c h o o l D i strict, Washougal, Wash. This is her first



C H E R Y L H I D E K O HIGASHIYAMA '76 and GOR­ D O N KARL A U G U STINE '76 were married on June 25, 1977 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Quin­ cy, Wash. The couple are making

year of teaching. DENISE K. (Olsen) MILLER

their home in The Dalles, Ore., where both are teachers.

and husband, Jacob, recently moved to Biloxi, Miss., where he is

MARGO CROWELL '76 and Gregg May were married at Peninsula Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, Wash., in July 1977. After

attending a comm unications elec­ tronics technical school in prep­ aration for work at Communica­ tions Service Headquarters at Scott AFB, Ill., where they will be moving next June. Denise is a registered nurse and worked part­ time in intensive care unit in Xenia, Ohio, hospital before they moved to Biloxi. DENNIS KYLLO is living in St. Louis, Mo., where he is a buyer for Continental Grain Company.

1977 Leigh



Club Apts.

D-1 70, 3800 SE 14th A ve., Lacey. WA 98503

CHRISTINA LINDSTROM is working in Olympia, Wash., and is employed by Wa shington Associa­ tion of County Officials as a re­ search information officer. Her job consists of writing press re­ leases for monthly bulletins, re­ porting on

legislative meetings

when in session, and doing re­ search and presentations. CINDY B RENNAN has en­ tered the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Library and Informational Science. PAULA VEIS is eaching in the Baker, Mont., schools this year. This past summer she worked for a bank in Scobey, Mont. JAYNE JOHNSON is teaching second grade this year in Yelm, Wash. This is her first teaching assignment. DALE M. FORREY is living in Umatilla, Ore . , where he i s teaching choral music i n the elementary schools and the high school. ALTON A. LEWIS is manage­ ment auditor with Air Force Audit Agency and is assigned to the Resident Auditor's office at Wellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev. NANCY DONIGAN is living in ' Medford, Ore., where she is a pharmaceutical sales representa­ tive for Ayerst Laboratories. Her territory covers southern Oregon and northern California and she is the only woman employed in that area.

a trip on the Pacific Ocean beaches the couple returned to the PLU campus where both were employed. They have now gone to St. Paul, Minn., where Gregg is atte ndi ng Luther Theological Seminary. VICKI ANN LEIMBACK '75 and John Spring were married June 26, 1977, at Parson's Gar­ dens. They are making their first home in Tacoma, Wash. MARY BlRKEMEIER '73 and Michael K. Ruark were married June 24, 1977 in Seattle, Wash., where they are making their first home. Mary works as a nurse for the Home Health Service in King County, Wash., and Mike is an accountant California.





LISA ANN DUDLEY '77 and LANCE ALLAN SCHROEDER '77 were married Sept. 3, 1977. WALLACE G. BLACK '71 and Yong Ok Hall were married Aug. 7 , 1 9 7 7 i n Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash. They are making their home in Tacoma . RAYMOND H. McMASTER '75 an d Susan E. Reddick were mar­ ried June 1 8 , 1977 in the North

City Free Methodist Church in Seattle, Wash. Ray is employed at Rainier Bank in Seattle and Susan is a grade school teacher in Elma, Wash., where the couple will reside. JAMES V. SIEMENS '73 and Sherrie L. Ziegler were married July 9, 1977 in Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Wash. They are living in Port Angeles. Both are graduates of University of Washington Dental School. DWIGHT W. GALBRAITH '72 and Margaret P. Ingram were married July 16, 1977 in Longview Community Wash.



STEPHEN L. SMESTAD '75 and Kathleen M. Sechena were married in St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in a June 1977 wedding. They had a wedding trip to West Yellowstone, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seat­ tle and the San Juan Islands and are now at home in Great Falls, Mont. LYNETIE MARIE KNAPP '75 and KEITH B. LILE, JR. '77, were married in July 1977. They are making their first home in Aber­ deen, Wash. Keith is physical director at the Aberdeen YMCA

and will be involved with the Y swim team, a new cardiovascular fitness program for adults and an acti . ty lass for grade school boys.

MlM Douglas French (KAREN STENBERG

'72), a son, Travis

Charles, born July 2 1 , 1977. He is their only child. They live in Mitchell, Neb., where Karen is in her sixth year as an elementary teacher and Doug is a police officer. RIM WM. CHRIS BOERGER '71 (DE DE FINLAYSON '73), a son, John Douglas, born May 27, 1977. John is their first child and they live in Eastsound, Wa. RIM ROBERT C. OLSEN, JR. '63 (MARJORIE K. WHISLER '64), a daughter, Lori Jo, born Aug. 10, 1977. She joins a sister, Ruth Anne, 5%. They live in Almira, Wa., where Bob was installed as pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Sept. 1 1 , 1977. They formerly N.D.


in Willow



S I M U N D S O N '70), a daughter, Kari Marie, born March 3 1 , 1977. Kari is their first child. They live in Ontario, Ore., where Philip is pastor of St. Paul Luthe­ ran Church. MlM Roger Amorin (SYLVIA ANNE OLSON '68), a daughter, Janine Lisette, orn July 12, 1977. She joins a sister, Marlena Noel, bo1"O Dec. 18, 1974. They live in Kalama, Wash. M/M Daniel Baker (SINGHILD JOHNER '62), a son. Kyle Wayne, born Aug. 3 1 , 1976. They have moved to Redlands, Calif. M / M M U S T A F A U KAYLI (Kristine Rebholz '74) a daughter, Maisoon Mustafa, born Sept. 8, 1977 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. MlM Brad Olsen (JOYCE OHL­ SEN '73), a son, Nathan Joshua, born May 10, 1977. Nathan is their first child. They live in Tacoma, Wash., where Joyce is a part-time kindergarten teacher in the Clov­ er Park School District and Brad is assistant manager for a local re­ staurant. M/M GREG GURSKE '73 ( BARBARA L I N D E R ' 7 3 ) a daughter, Kristen Joell, was born Aug. 28, 1977. Kristen is their first c h i l d . They live in Centralia, Wash., where Greg is director of student programs at Centralia Community College and Barbara is a full-time mother. MIM MARK R. ANDERSON '71 (SANDIE MELLOM '72), a daught­ er, Trisha Carol, born July 2 1 , 1977. She joins a brother Clint, 3, and a sister, Jennifer, 1 % . They live in Puyallup, Wash., where Mark is teaching band at Spana­ way Junior High School. He also has a business of his own. M/M B I LL S I S SEL x'62, a daughter, Melissa, born June I , 1977. She is ' their fourth child, joining Mark, 8, Mike, S, and Tim, 3. Bill is maret-ials mana ger fOT Teledyne Wah Chang Corporation in Albany, Ore., where they live. We goofed m our last issue of S C E N E . MIM Tom Marshburn (JANE TOLLACK '75) had a daughter, Joni Kathryn, born on May 25, 1977. Two weeks later Jane (not JoDi) received her mast­ er of science degree from Stan­ ford


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MlM T. Michael McDowell, a son,


che m is try.

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brother, Justin,

Laure n s , 1976. 2%.


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tinues to work with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship as a campus staff member at University of Washington and Central Washing­ ton University. They have just moved to the Ballard-Sunset Hill area of Seattle, Wash. M/M D A V E S T A U B ' 6 7 (LINDY HOVDE '67), a daughter, Hannah Oline, born June 6, 1977. She joins a brother, John 2 '12. They live in Sisseton, S.D. M/M ROY LEDGERWOOD '66 (DIANE GERSTMANN '65) a son, Rian Arthur, born June 23, 1977. He is their first child. They live in Portland, Ore. MIM LARRY ALLEN FARRAR '65, a daughter, Julie Anne, Oct. 8, 1977. She joins a Gregory Allen, 17 months. They live in Sacramento, Calif., where Larry teaches school. DIM LARRY STEVENS '66, a son, Jack Bertil, born Sept. 5, 1977. The family lives in Guam.

Deaths Dr. HOWELL P. SKOGLUND, 74, recipient of an honorary doc­ tor's degree from PLU in 1969, died Nov. 7 of a heart attack in City, Arizona Skoglund was chairman of the board and part owner of the Min­ nesota Vikings and forme presi­ dent of North American Life and Casualty Co. A prominent Lutheran layman in Minneapolis, he gave liberally to churches, colleges and ther religious activities. Donations to his alma mater, St. Olaf College, included the $2.5 million Skoglund Athletic Center. He was a regent there for 20 years, 18 of them as chairman. LEONE PETERSON '63 away on September S, 1977 Missoula, Mont. She was born March 10, 1909 in Argenta, Mont. She attended college at Dillon, Mont., before coming to Pacific Lutheran University where she graduated in 1963. Mrs. Peterson taught at Elrod Elementary School in Kalispell, Mont., before her retirement in 1972. She is sur­ vived by two daughters and six grandchildlren. REV. OLAI HAAVIK, honorary doctorate in divinity from PLU -in 1954, passed away October 23, 1977 in Seattle, Wash. He was bor in Nordfjord, Norway and came the United States in 1903 an graduated from Luther College in

Decorah, la., in 1912. Rev. Haavik se ed on the PLU Board oC Re­ gents from 1922-35, serving as chaU'man from 1927-34. Survi vors include two sons, ARTHUR, '36 and OBERT '37, both of Seattle; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin ( C ROL '40 ) Tommervik of Tacoma; 10 gra n d c h i l d ren, and 1 5 -g r ea t ­ grandchildren.

Profiles Of he Past By Harold Leraas Dr. Leraas, professor emeritus of biology, has written a series of PLU vignettes based on more than 34 years on the PLU faculty. We hope to publish them in Scene on a regular basis.

"Coach," they called him and coach he was. Coach of all the sports at PLC, as well as athletic director. In fact, the entire Physi­ cal Education Department was the domain of this man. Clifford o. ,Alson had the sole responsibility, �nd he loved it. The physical plant for P.E. was not so much in the old wooden gym, but we made up for it by effort and desire. Coach could instill a lot of spirit into his players - he put a lot of fight into some small dogs. Cliff played the game to win, and he coached that way. He expected a maximum effort, and usually got it. The boys had great respect, which held them loyally to the quad. I heard a sophomore once that he was not good enough to out for basketball. "Why don't you quit?" said a friend. "I don't dare," he replied. "I'm afraid of King Ole." So he stayed, and Coach made a basketball player of him. It is no discredit to him to say that, though he was warm-hearted, kind, and a great companion, he was s trong-willed, impulsive, and a winner at almost any price. Cliff took his coaching terribly seriously, "Win or lose" was the barometer of his life. On Sunday orning, when he and his wife me into the church, you could tell, without asking, who won the game the night before. He should have developed ulcers, but was not the type. The athletes were very fond of Coach Olson and they had a good relationship. Many times they had financial problems, and came to him for help. Help was hard to find, but he might secure small scholarships, locate a job for them, find low-cost .,'V �.y&..... . or some other aid. He was "'tf·rp,�tf·t1 in their educational de­ velopment. If an athlete had academic problems, Cliff might

confer with the teacher. But most­ ly he conferred with the student and admonished him to get busy. Cliff could see talent in new students, and he would work to develop it. One time he persisted in playing a freshman quarterback. The boy made plenty of mistakes and dropped the ball a few times. Grandstand quarterbacks were calling, "Take him out! Put in the regular quarterback ! " But Coach proved his point when the fresh­ man quarterback later became a Little All-American. Coaching is not always fun, but has ups and downs. For Cliff the downs came first. The equipment and plant were near nonexistent. Talented athletes had all gone elsewhere, and PLC was unrecog­ nized in sports. So he started from there - drafted players off the campus, played teams of lower stature and won a few. It took some years before we could tackle and win over UPS, but then we were "in." Then in the late '30's and early '40's came the years of glory




on the athletic fields. Fans heard mostly about the Marvs and the rest of the Gladiator Horsemen, and sometimes the coach was sort of forgotten in the din . B u t everyone knew who was the coach and who directed these teams to victory. In 1942 Cliff accepted an impor­ tant job in the Tacoma shipyard where he could contribute directly to the War effort. Later he was involved in a number of business ventures in Tacoma. Throughout the years he remained a loyal supporter of PLC, and spent a considerable amount of time and effort in her service. Many honors came to him for his work here. The great monument to him is the Clif­ ford o. Olson Auditorium, the largest building on the campus. Cliff continues to attend and enjoy athletic contests at PLU and also to play many rounds of golf on the college course.

Ninth Interim Offers Exciting Course Topics Two Hawaiian tours and visits to Europe and the Holy Land are highlights of PLU January Interim IX, which gets underway Jan. 3. Earth sciences professor Dr. Brian Lowes will head one of the Hawaii-bound groups for a study of volcanoes, lava types and coral reefs. Nursing instructors Barba­ ra Carter and Jessica Myrabo head a study of Island multi-ethnic groups. European art and history will be the focus of a pan-European tour led by music professor Dr. Calvin Knapp. The group will visit Lon­ don, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Milan and Florence. A "Land of the Bible" tour is headed by religion professor Dr. John Petersen, who spent a sabbat­ ical in the Holy Land last year. A new and unusual course exp­ loring the nebulous area of mind­ body interaction is one of the highlights of the on-campus cur­ riculum. Psychology professor Dr. Gerald Stoffer and biology prof Dr. JoAnn Jensen are the instruc­ I tors. Dr. David Vinje, economics, teaches a course focusing on small business. Historically, he indi­ cates, Americans have held that small, independent producers farmers, artisans, busines smen etc. - illustrate the best of our country's heritage of individual freedom, dignity and equality of opportunity. The world of business gets a good deal of attention during this year's Interim. A Jan. S conference will b r i n g fac u l t y , b u s i n e s s leaders, and students together to consider "Changing Values and Corporate Decision-Making." In addition, four courses offered by chemistry, communication arts, philosophy and sociology explore facets of the business world, such as environment, values and social responsibility, from new perspec­ tives. In all, more than S4 courses are offered for both campus students and members of the community. For further information, contact Sue Clarke c/o the PLU Provost's ' Office.

Club For Recent Alumni Formed At PLU A Recent Alumni Club was or­ ganized at a meeting held in the Alumni House, Nov. 16. Steve Isaacson '76 chaired the meeting which was attended by several alums who had been contacted for the purpose of getting recen t alums involved. The name chosen for the group was Recent Alumni Club (RAC). The first event to be sponsored by RAC will be a get-together following the NAIA Dist. I football championship game that will be held in the Kingdome on Dec. 10. Recent Alums plan to attend the game then gather afterward for dinner and an evening of fellow­ ship. (Further information about the game and tickets will be mailed). PLANS ARE ALSO IN THE MAKING FOR A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY . . . more details will be coming SOON ! The next meeting of RAC has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 :30 p.m. in the Alumni House at PLU. All alums from the '70's are welcome to attend as ideas and input are needed.

Bekemeiers Honored By Former Parish 4

Luther Bekemeier, PLU vice­ president for development, and his wife, Lois, were guests of honor at a recent anniversary celebration at Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest, Ill. Just out of seminary, Rev. Be­ kemeier organized Hope Lutheran in September 1952. He and Lois were married the same month. The Bekemeiers served at Hope for 24 years until he accepted his present responsibilities at PLU. During that time the church grew from _ nothing to over 1 ,000 com­ municant members and a 10-grade parochial school. Throughout the years nearly 4,000 persons had belonged to the church. The celebration marked both the 25th anniversary of the church and the 25th wedding anniversary of the Bekemeiers.

Playoff May Put Frosting On Grid Year While millions of Americans were scarfing down the traditional Thanks giving turke y , P a c i f i c Lutheran gridders were gobbling up the final strategical bits from the PHD (pride, hustle, desire) platter, preparing for the postest p ost-season playoff in s chool history. Finishing the conference season in the runnerup slot with a 5-1 slate, the Lutes were odds-on favo­ rites to be selected for a Nov. 26 (or later) NAIA District 1 playoff berth. PLU, a Pear Bowl particip­ ant on Thanksgiving Day of 1947, played in the inaugural district title game last year, falling to Western 48-28. The Arm and Hammer team of Brad Westering and Mark Ac­ cimus gave the Lute offensive product a rise. Westering, a sopho­ more quarterback, although sidelined for two games with an elbow injury, was strong of arm and a bold field general. Accimus, a junior fullback, hammered holes in defensive lines to rank as the league's second leading rusher. PLU's unsung heroes in this ninth straight winning season were members of the defensive secon­ dary, led by All-America candidate Steve I rion. In one stretch the Lutes went six straight games without a pass penetrating the web for a touchdown. Following a 27-9 win over the Alumni and 23-21 heartbreak loss to Puget Sound, the Lutes shifted into high gear with a 41-3 destruc­ tion of Central Washington. Mike Maiuri's SO-yard field goal pro­ vided the initial spark. Mark Accimus rammed for 1 1 1 y a r d s a n d P re n t i s J o h n s o n squirted over for two touchdowns to spark the Lutes to an easy 38-0 decision at Willamette. Linfiel d , n a t i o n a l l y fo u r t h ranked a t the time and destined to go through the regular season undefeated, earning a NAIA na­ tional championship semi-final bid, lived up to its advance billing. The Wildcats held PLU to just 175 yards in total offe�se. Out first­ downed 30-7, PLU hung on gamely but fell 26-18. Caught up in the digital game of his number two status, backup quarterback Eric Carl son en-

Prentis Johnson (22) sweeps left in 38-15 Homecoming victory over Lewis and Cla rk Nov. 12.

Lute"s Play In Kin g dome Again Dec. 10 The Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity Lute football team will play jn the Seattle Kingdome for the second time this season Satur­ day, Dec. 10, according to athle­ tic director Dr. David Olson. PLU, fac ing Western Washington State University in the District I NAIA Playoffs, will share the "Dome" spotlight with Division I NAIA finalists

gineered three scoring drives in a span of 2:22 as PLU KO'd the Pacific Boxers 45-0. College of Idaho, which hadn't found the winning touch in the previous twelve Northwest Con­ ference engagements, had victory slapped from its hands in the final 2:38 of action. Accimus' one yard plunge, his third TD of the game, gave the Lutes a 21-17 come-from­ behind triumph. PLU's defense held Whitworth to just 65 yards rushing, a paltry eight in the first half, while the offense scored in nearly every manner imaginable in a 43-7 runa­ way. Maiuri's 52-yard field goal was a school record. Linebacker John Zamberl i n scored twice on pass interception returns of 14 and 53 yards, just over two minutes apart in the third quarter, to lift the Lutes from a 7-7 halftime deadlock to a 38-15 batter­ ing of Lewis & Clark. Defensive end Steve Kienberger retrieved three Pioneer fumbles.

playing for the national cham­ p ionship in the first annual "Apple Bowl." PLU and Western, Division II teams, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. following the 12 noon clash bet­ ween the yet-to-be-named Divi­ sion I contenders. Olympic decathlon cham­ pion Bruce Jenner will be a featured guest during halftime of the first game. Tickets for the doubleheader are available at the PLU Univer­ sity Center and other local ticket outlets. Reduced rates are avail­ able to members of the PLU community at the University Center only.

Lady Lute Cagers May B-siege Court Opposition Boardwork and bucketry from B orcherding and Borcherding, bolstered by Bottiger's backcourt bounce, is the key for PLU B-B, the Lady Lute cagers attempting to improve upon last season's 13-9 mark. Coach Kathy Hemion enjoyed consistent double figure scoring in 1976-77 from the San Rafael, Calif., sister combo of Jan and Bonnie Borcherding. Jan, a 5-10 junior center, and Bonnie, a 5-9 sopho­ more forward, will be fed by 5-5 senior guard Teddi Bottiger. Forwards Rosemary Mueller and Kathy Wales are other court vets for PLU. Freshmen candi­ dates include guard Jan Ellertson (Vancouver) and 6-0 center Debbie Davidson (Tacoma-Bethel).

Former Pac-8 Champ Heads Mat Program Former Pac..s wrestling cham­ pion Dan Hensley takes over the Lute mat program which could be tall in technique, but short in supply. Hensley, a successful coach for five years at Clover Park High School, has an abundance of able grapplers in the 134 pound range, but finds himself noticeably thin at 1 18 and 168. Four lettermen are back, al­ though Greg Julin, third in NWC at 118 pounds last year, m be sidelined until January because of illness. Kevin Barnard ( 134142), who took home a fourth place ribbon, has been impressive in p re - s e a s o n d r i l l s . Ditto Dan Hauge, who toils in the same weight bracket. The fourth monog­ ram winner is footballer Matt Solum, a heavyweight. Other late reporting gridders with mat designs are Jack Dugwyl­ er ( 178), Dan McCracken ( 178190), Tom Wahl (178-190), a[l Keith Wiemerslage (heavy). T n e w c o m e r l i s t includes }>au Giovannini (134), a freshman from Puyallup's Rogers High School, second in the 1977 state prep meet. Kevin Traff ( 142-150), Tom Dean ( 1 26), and transfer Carl Dunlop (150-158) are other new faces.

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l ute Hoop Campaign Hopes Soar ..

Revved up b y a 10-3 windup in a 15- 12 season, Pacific Lutheran hoop hopes are soaring, although the Dec. 2 takeoff will be en­ gineered with a wing missing. Third year coach Ed Anderson greeted five letterman, including four returning starters, when the te cagers opened drills Nov . ! . , 10-4 in the Northwest Con­ tying a runnerup knot with Willamette, will bank on ex­ perienced size, depth in select positions, and the cream of the crop from Roger Iverson's jayvee squad. which was 18-2 in 1976-77. "We hope to pick up where we left off," stated Ande rson, who prodded his charges through an extensive p re-season ru n n i n g program. "We start two weeks after most of our non-conference foes, so we give away a little in experience, but not in condiI

Al l - d i s t r i c t w i n g K e v i n Peterse n, 6-4, who averaged 1 2.3

Lute Swim Team Goes Coed, Has Quality But Not tity-Loverin By Jim Kittilsby

PLU's Bob Loverin has gone one step beyond taking ove r both men's and women 's swim coaching duties this year. He's converted the program into a coed operation in terms of workouts and schedul­ ing, the transition having a pro­ nounced e ffect on roster size and .evel()prnentcu strategy. "We'll have national ca li be r wimmers on both the men's and women's squads, just as in the past," said the former Lute AlI­ American, who took over the dis­ t ff duties a year ago and added the men's stopwatch this fall when the guidin g light of PLU swimming, Gary Chase, switched his talents to the academic field of exercise physiology. "To carry out this new concept of having men's and women's work­ ts, as well as many of our meets,

points per game, will view contests o n e t h r o u g h f o u r from t h e sidelines . The Colorado Springs s enior got the short count in academic credit hours, but is ex­ pected to be suited for the De­ cember 17 St. Martin's tilt. To compound the problem, wing is the position where the Lutes are thin­ nest in experience. Anderson will count on beaucoup board and bucket production from 6-8 Tim Thomsen. The junior pivot pumped in 10 points a game to go with an 8.3 rebound count. Thom­ sen's pivot partner, also a letter­ man, may be 6-8 sophomore Butch Williams. Others in the double post derby are 6-7 junior Steve Wiley . ( 10.5 JV), 6-8 sophomore Craig Muller ( 10.5 JV), and 6-6 junior Steve Holgeerts, a transfer from Everett CC. Dave Lashua, 6-8 M a r y s v i l l e f r e s h m a n , and academic sophomore, i s on the mend from knee surgery. Phil Kennewel, a 6-6 junior, comes from Portland's Concordia CC.

more leaper recovering from wrist surgery, should be ready by the holidays. Mike O'Neil, 6-4 frosh, starred for North Eu gen e (are.) duri ng back-ta-back state cham­ pionship seasons. Jerry Persson, 6-4 frosh from Kungsbacka , Swe­ den, is a highly regarded protege of former Lute standout Ake Palm. Vern Cohrs, 6-2 junior, is another prospect. Mike Meyer, 6-2 j unior let­ terman, quickness personified , may get the nod at point guard. PLU Basketball Schedule

Wings to watch include 6-4 senior letterman Jim Carlson, j ayvee products Ric Clark, a 6-2 junior (18.2 JV) and Gregg Lov­ rovich, 6-4 sophomore (12.6 JV). Sophomore Mark Hanson, 6-2, is attempting to make the jayvee jump. Steve Kingma, a 6-2 sopho-


running concurrently, we will, by des ign, be de aling with much smaller roster," added Loverin. "That means we'll have quality, but not quantity. Lack of depth could cut into our team scoring potential at the national level. "We have scheduled more dual meets this season, for both gen­ ders, than ever before. Since eight of the meets will be scored on combined men's-women's results, our balanced strength in the two­ p rograms-turned-to-one should put us in good stead. "In our training program, we'll be very much sprint oriented this year with a lesser concentration in the distance events," Loverin con­ ti nu ed . " O u r strength in both men's and women's swimming is in the relay events." The aq ualute men, who have polished the Northwest Confer­ ence gold for seven consecutive years, with a sixth place finish at the NAIA nationals in 1 977 , have five All-Americans back. Two of these standouts, juniors Tom Hen­ dricks and Craig Sheffer, may be short-termers, however. Neither has finalized plans for second sem­ ester studies. A third question mark is senior Ron Barnard, who is recovering from a back injury. Hendri cks had an arm and leg in

five school records. His best na­ tional finish was a second in the 200 fre estyle . Sheffer re corded a fourth in the NAIA's 100 breast. Barnard finished third in the 100 back. Senior Bruce Wakefield was PLU's top cumulative placer at nationals, with a second-place ef­ fort in the 100 back, third in the 200 back. Junior Bruce Templin is a key figure in the Lute relay sys­ tem. Templin was 12th in the NAIA's 100 freestyle. Lute mermaids, who shattered and splattered ten individual and five relay school standards last year, culminating the season with a fifth place AlAW small college nati onal finish, will again be led into the mainstream by sophomore Wendy Hunt, junior Tami Bennett, and senio r Jane Mill er. Hunt claimed a third and fourth in the 100 and SO free at nationals. Ben­ nett went three-four in the 200 and 100 butterfly. Miller, ninth in the SO fly, is a strong relay p erformer. Fres hman frees ty l e r H e i d i Olson (Port Angeles) and Debbie Sill, a frosh diver from Bellevue (Sammamish), are expected to sur­ face in positions of prominence. was S i l l , a l so a fre e s t y l e r Washington state prep diving champion last year.

Junior Steve Anders on, 6-1 ( 10.3 JV) and 5-1 1 junior Don Tuggle, a Tacoma CC transfer, have good floor general c redentials. Jay Du ffy, 5-1 0 sophom o r e , w i t h jayvee training, and 6-2 junior Don Levin, and Everett CC transfer, enter the picture. O ther frosh hopefuls are 6-7 John Greenquist (Mountlake Ter­ race), 6-5 Mike Madison (Port Angeles ) , 6-4 Dan Hermanson (Boise, Id.), and 6-2 Tom Koehler ( Renton-Lindbergh).

PLU Basketball Season Tickets Now Available Northwest Nazarene and Ath­ letes in Action make their PLU hoop debuts this winter, while nine other long-time Lute rivals bring their court shows to Olson Au­ ditorium, an eleven game enter­ tainment package with a modest season ticket price tag. Reserved season tickets, afford­ ing midcourt comfort in indexed, padded seats, are priced at $20 per seat. For seating information, contact the PLU Athletic Department.

Skiers Hope Snow Sufficient For Full Season Pacific Lutheran skiers experi­ enced the dry look last year, but as J on Thieman grooms his men and women for competi tion, he harbors the hope that the wet head isn't dead. Miniscule snowfall on coastal ranges caused cancellation of four meets in 1977, so the Lute ski guide finds it difficult to project an outlook without a fair sampling of results to draw from PLU men, sixth in Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference action, have six monogram winners back. Senior Dan Dole, PLU's leader in each event last year, will head the male contingent when alpine ac­ tion com mences Jan. 6. Other vets a re s e ni or s Ric k Rose , B en McCracken, and Rich Ludlow, plus j uniors Gary Hardi ng and Tom Ludlow. The Lady Lutes, whose only 1 977 test was the Mount Hood Invita­ tional, will count on the multiple skills of senior team captain Bar­ bara Orr. Junior Pat Walker, a University of Alaska transfer, is highly regarded.



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Art Exhibit, Ceramics by John McCuiston, Wekell Gallery Art Exhibit,

Former PLU Students Exhibit, Mortvedt


Christmas Festival Concert, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.

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Lucia Bride Festival, Eastvold Aud., 8:15 p.m.

Christmas Festival Concert, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.

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Christmas Festival Concert, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.

Basketball, Central Washington a t PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m. Christmas Festival Concert, Portland (Ore.) Civic Aud., 8 p.m.

Concert, Student Soloists, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 1 5 p.m.

Recital, Pianist Charles Haydon, Univ. Center, 8:15 p.m.

Art Exhibit, Rosemaling by Sigmund Arseth Board of Regents meeting, University Center, all day

Artist Series, Roger Wagner Chorale, Olson Aud., 8: 15 p.m.

Basketball, Lewis & Clark at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m. Basketball, Pacific at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m.

Interim begins

Name ________________________ Address City


Tacoma Mr. T.W. Anderson Mr. Gene Grant Mrs. Ruth Jeffries Mr. M.R. Knudson, Chairman Dr. Richard Klem Mr. Richard Neils Mrs. Suzanne Nelson Dr. W.O. Rieke, president

Spouse Class __

Seattle Rev. Dr A. G. Fjellman Mr. Paul Hoglund Mr. Clayton Peterson Dr. M. Roy Schwarz Rev. Dr. Clarence Solberg

Spouse maiden name

Rev. Warren Strain Dr. Christy Ulleland Dr. George Wade Western Wasbt ngton Rev. Charles Bomgren Mr. George Davis, vice-chairman Rev. David Wold

Pacific Lutheran U. TacoDlB. VVash. 9844 7

Children's Theatre , "Aladdin," Eastvold Aud., 1:30 p.m.

Art Exhibit, jewelry by Ron Ho or Ramona Solberg, Wekell Gallery


Homecoming Concert, Choir of the West, Eastvold Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.

Advisory Rev. Walton Berton, ALC Dr. JoAnn Jensen, Dr. Erving Seve son, and Dr. David Olson, faculty Dr. Ronald Matthias, ALC Mr. Perry Hendricks, Jr., treasurer

Eastern Washi ngton Mr. Lawrence Hauge, secretary Mr. Roger Larson Dr. Ronald Lerch Miss Florence Orvik Dr. Jesse Pflueger Rev. �obert Quello O regon Dr. Kenneth Erickson Mr. Galven Irby

Pacific Lutheran University I Alumni Association

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Three ASPLU students Rev. Llano Thelin, LCA Dr. Richard Solberg, LCA

Editoria Board

Rev. John Milbrath Dr. Casper (Bud) Paulson Montana Mr. Sterling Rygg Idaho

Dr. Willia m O . Rieke . . . . . . . . . Presi den t Lucille G iroux . . . . Asst. Pres. Univ. R I . Ronald Coltom . . Dir. Alumni Relati James L. Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edit James Kittilsby . . . . . . . . . . Sports Editor Kenneth Dunmire . . Staff Photographer

Mrs. Dorothy Schnaible Alaska Mr. Martin R. Pihl Mi nnesota Mr. Robert Hadlan d

OK. Devin, Inc., Paul Porter . . . . . . . . .

. G aphics Design

Pacific Lutheran Un i versity Bu lletin Second Class Postage Paid at Tacoma, Washington


Mall to: Alumni House

Aud., 8 : 15 p.m.

Board of Reg ent s

State-.-Zip ___

Address is new 0 old 0

University Theatre, "Butterflies Are Free ," Eastvold

Art Exhibit, ceramics by David Keyes, Mortvedt Gallery

Basketball, Northwest Nazarene at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m.

What's New W·t You?


Lecture-demonstration, jazz-dancing authority Less WHIiams, Univ. Center, 8:15 p.m.


Art Exhibit, Fall Student Show, Wekell Gallery

Business Symposium, University Center, all day


Basketball, Whitworth at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m

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11 Christmas Festival Concert, Eastvold Aud. , 8 : 15 p.m. 17 Basketball, St. Martins at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m. 19Art Exhibit, PLU Permanent Collection, Mortvedt Jan. 13 Gallery

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Basketball, Whitman at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m.

Audubon Film, "Wildlife Safari to Ethiopia," Univ. Center, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Festival Concert, Seattle Opera House, 8 p.m.


Basketball, College of Idaho at PLU, Olson Aud., 7:30 p.m.

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