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volume LXIII NO.1

March 1983

Pacific Lutheran University Bulletin (USPS 417-6601

The Church Moves South






R e l i g i o n professor Dr. Stewart Govig, who spent a sabbatical yea r teaching in Tanzania, ponders the future of the Christia n church a nd its i mpact on developing nations.

rom Hawaii TO Tennessee .








P LU's chora l ensembles and their respective directors are making a significa nt i m pact on audiences, and music professionals, across tile land this spring

Special Opportunities new Scene section highlights a of events a n d programs offered on and off-campus this spring and summer.



Our Best Woman Skier Ever 14 .






Jill M u rray has dominated the slopes this year like no skier in the history of PLU. She has won as many races alone as have all PLU ski teams in the past decade.

Cover Social Sciences g raduate student Joan Brewster seems to express some of the ambivalence many feel when first exposed to the new world of computers. At PLU, the high-tech revolution has arrived . See p . 6.

Published SIX times annually b y the Office of University Relatior;ls, Pacific Lutheran University, P.O. Box 2068, Tacoma, WA 98447 (USPS 417-660l. Second class post足 age paid in Tacoma, WA. Postmaster: Send address changes to Development Data Center, PLU, Tacoma, WA 98447.

The world

The Church

moves south By Stewart D. (iovlg Professor Of Religion

Most of us are used to thinking about international affairs in terms of East-West confrontation or Third World politics. Today, however, many refer to marginal nations of our. world (in Latin America, Africa, and Asia) as be­ longing to the South. This con-


trasts them with the powerful (industrialized) nations of the North. "Liberation theology" de­ als with the situation of millions of people in this "South" - the voiceless and powerless - who are victims of the greed centered in Northern nations. I n recent yea rs a sta rtli ng change has occured in the religi­ ous make-up of North-South na­ tions. Church attenda n c e i n . Europe and the United States is dropping and a confused Christian community struggles in response to economic turmoil and the indif­ ference of people caught up in lotteries and video- games. This circumstance contrasts with Africa, the one area today where Christianity is making sub­ stantial gains. By the year 2000 sociologist David Barrett projects there will be 350 million Christians in Africa and that the "Dark Conti­ nent" will be the center of the Christian world! This essay seeks to provide a glimpse of present day Church life in one of the fifty or so African nations, Tanzania, and to guess what the shape of the center of Christianity may be like by the year 2000.

Dr. Stewart Govig spent a sabbatical year in 1983 as visiting professor at Makumira seminary in Tanzania. His work was sponsored by the Lutheran World FederatIon and the Amerc i an Lutheran Church.

The Local Church The choirs were already singing and the morning worship at Singisi congregation had a special ex­ uberance by the time we arrived. We soon learned it was a service of thanksgiving. A young boy had ventured out after dark to run through a coffee plantation. There was a sharp sting on his foot and by the time he reached home again he felt sick and his whole leg had swollen. The father realized what had happened: snake bite! Saddling the child on his back, the man ran two miles down the slopes of Mount Meru. Upon reaching the dispensary the child was incohe­ rent and his leg had swollen to gigantic proportions. While the patient lingered bet­ ween life and death, neighbors organized a successful hunt for the cobra which had attacked the boy. Slowly he recovered; medical attendants concluded that the thick skin on the boys' bare foot had blocked a fatal dose of venom. Yet those of the Singisi congre­ gation recognized in the event another dimension, namely, God's mercy. Furthermore, the recently recovered victim belonged not only to his parents; he also belong­ ed to their community which had now gathered to give thanks. Choirs, accompanied by drums, sang anthems and hymnsinging filled the packed building. The child was brought up in front, and long after the two-hour service people lingered out on the yard to visit together and welcome us. At other services worshippers come forward to receive the pas­ tor's blesSing after having ex­ perienced God's healing. Friends j o i ne d t h e c e l e b r a t i o n a n d brought offerings. Those with no money gave what they had: a bottle of milk, bale of fodder, home-made wood hoe handles, a bunch of bananas, or a chicken. Outside, following the final out­ of-doors benediction, these items were auctioned. We noted that after a baptism, the child's mother knelt for the pastor's prayer and laying on of hands. One man surrendered a charm used to ward off evil, whereupon the pastor

burned the object before the congregation. In the Evangelical Lutheran. Church of Tanzania each pastor: serves at least four congregations. At present growth rates in the,.


ELTC, the chronic shortage of! pastors will become more wide-' spread. Pastors are joined in minis­ t r y b y d e a c o n s , c a t e c h ists, evangelists, and parish workers, whose Bible School training pre-\ pares them for effective preach-: ing. teaching, and evangelism' Frequently lay persons notify the evangelist about a family on the edge of a congregation's boun­ !

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daries; this ensuing hero then goes out to them with the Good, News. Since the vast majority walk to Church, a two-mile radius often I defines a congregation s mission. Beyond, new churches organize and growth continues, often at around ten percent annually. In order to meet such need and opportunity, a Theological Educa­ tion by Extension program is or-. ganized. Active in other parts ofl the Third World as well, extension courses are taught by qualified Seminary instructors who travel hundreds of miles into the out­ lands on a yearly schedule. Typical­ ly, a dozen catechists and evangel­ ists gather on a weekend for lectures and discussions of their assigned lessons. Arready serving congregations, such students can share experiences and strive to "Africanize" theology. For one month all gather from dispersed teaching centers to the farm of a professor; here a dormitory, chapel. and ample garden are available. After three years TEE "peasant priests" are ordained for further ministry in their African villages Nation-Building A quarter of a century has passed since Africa began to re­ claim its independence from the Belgians, the Portugese, the Brit­ ish, and other nations of Europe. For Tanzania, where pioneer mis­ sionary David Livingstone died one hundred years ago in 1 873, the histories of the colonial period and the establishment of the republic in 1 96 2 have begun a process of nation-building and development.

A "peasant-priest" and his family in the Masai region of Tanzania.




3 The WOrld

By The Year 2000 The 'Dark Continen t Could Be The Center Of the Christian World The cry of "uhuru" (freedom) is now "ujamaa" (fa m i lyhood) a n d " kuhitegemea " (self-relia nce) A plan ned program of rura l development assists farmers to establish residences near co m­ mon water sources , and steps are . ta ken to improve land use. Presi­ dent Julius Nyerere, hi mself a Christian, has spo ken of this socia l cha nge as "turning the country upside down"; for him, in Ta nzania the Church is no longer a m issio­ nary Church, it is rather "a local Church, a national Church , " a nd he has invited Christia ns to play a p a rt i n creati ng African socia lis m . As he remarked in a 1970 address to the Maryknoll Sister's General Assembly in New York, "Y ou've got to be with us." Christians in Tanza nia today are thus in a unique situation because they live in a nation which is on a socialistic course and yet have I been invited by its autho rities not only to continue their traditional activities but also to contribute to the la nd's economic and socia l development What direction shall the form of such a C hristi a n contribution take? Simply stated , an answer involves the reduction of the effects of ancient enemies of the people: poverty, ignora nce, and d isease. In practical terms, this may mean orga nizing to drill a well or build a school house; it may be volunteering a s a rainfall observer to assist scientists working to improve agricultura l production; or it may be tra i n i ng vi llagers i n san itation fo r preventing disease. Si nce God i nvites d isciples to par­ ticipate i n shaping their lives, the Church will encourage people to develop themselves, for ultimate­ ly a p e o p l e c a n n ot be "de ­ veloped " The Lutheran Coordi nation Ser­ vice is an agency of churches and missions which cooperate in Tan­ z n i a . Recently an African bishop provided the agency with a job description for a M i ssionary posi­ tion, It shows how the Church initiates an effort to be "with " the people in creati ng Nyere' s vision of African socialism: Tera Station is located about 15 miles from the town of Arusha, The local population is basically en­ gaged in farming, Most of the neighbors around the residence of the missionary are not Christians, The indigenous people of the area are in most cases good neigh bors to the missionaries and their expec­ tations are that the missionary enter their midst as a good neigh­ bor, learn their language, become acquainted with them, and seek to relate to them in a helpful way They need an understanding and sympathetic pastor , ' , The house was built in 1974 for a Cerman pastor There;s some shortage of clean water in this area but the previous missionary has been able to arrange for an adequate supply

C hris tians, indudlng such in­ vited guests fro m a broad , support efforts by the government to

improve a situation where only half the school-age children a re in school and will receive no more tha n four yea rs of formal educa­ tio n , Wherever possible pri mary schools (nationalized in 1971) were esta blished amidst parish mi niS­ tries, On one occasion the writer noticed the church bui lding in which we rlad worshi pped had become a prima ry school building the next day, There are also tui­ tion-supported secondary leve l schools in development unde r the guida nce of the Church. Later on these, too, will be nationa lized. Social problems are many and pressing on es: population growth rates are a head of the establish­ ment of education and health facil ities, and young perso ns are leaving farms and villages for uncertai n futures in the larger c i t i e s , I n f l a t i o n h a s e roded 'ujamaa" ideal ism for i n a situation of want one tends for oneself and fa mily first Meat bea ns, fish , and eggs have become so expensive that few families ca n afford them; instead, many survive on a subsist­ ence level on cassava , m a i z e , bananas, and potatoes , Peo ple are tem pted to buy their way out to get what they need, Bribery a nd misma nagement underm ine the efficiency of institutions, and al­ coholism is, as in so many other countries, a th reat to family stabili­ ty, The speaking for social justice, a "prophetic" task of the Church, is now as urgent as the work of evangelism, Missionaries t o Us?

For many people, internation a l contacts with other Christians has been a mission situation in wh ich we, the wealthy, giving church sent am bassadors to the poor, receiving Church "out on the Mission field , " With the decline of the Church i n the West, the pros­ pects are that the Church of the South will eventual ly send mis­ sionaries i n our directio n , A Ta nzanian, Dr. Josiah Kibira , is t h e prese n t President of the Lutheran World Federation with headquarters in Geneva , Switzer­ land , Last yea r he spoke of the p o t e n tia l f o r fru i tf u l w o r k whenever missiona ries from Afri­ ca may move North in our direc­ tion. The Church today is actual ly a Church on a l l continents a n d mis­ sio ns exist on each of the m , In reacting to world-wide change and turmoil, however, Churches are discovering that there is some­ thing to learn from each a rea of God's family and that we now work in a co ntext of "converging mis­ sion," But as the expa nd i ng edge of the Church moves South one can antiCipate there will be much to lea rn and discuss . First IS the Christian 's attitude to other relig­ ions. During the gradUation cere­ monies at Makumira Theological College where Lutheran pastors are trai ned for ministry in Ta n­ Zania, Moza mbique, Kenya, and

Zaire, a local Muslim official also brought greetings and cong ratu­ latio ns to the seniors and their fa milies! Required courses in Isla m a nd African traditional religions are taught there, and a Research Institute encourages study not simply to target conversion ef­ forts but rather to understand better both African relig ion a n d the social context i n which these "ujamaa" neighbors are found . Mission is certainly not abandoned but such Inte ntions are different from attitudes characterizing p re­ vious mission activity of western C hu rch ambassadors in Africa . Where are the boundaries of toler­ a nce, co-existe nce, accomoda­ tion , and eva ngelism? There are no simple answers to the Question but Western Christia ns will likely app reciate the exa m pl e model of brothers a nd sisters in the South as they beg in to grapple with the theolog ical question of growing im porta nce Second, the practical affa irs, the modern, tech no logica l Western Christia n should learn from pre­ technological Christians in con ­ gregational activity; many in the South recite Bibl ical passages by memory, and the pri nted page so taken for granted among us­ is not required for thei r i nspira ­ tion. And we, having s o many technological adva ntages, are ac­ tua lly becoming less literate i n Bible knowled ge!' Furthermore, our experience involves e m b a rr a s s e d h a n d ­ wringing over persons leavi ng a cong regation "by the back door , " Africa n s will make membership discipline a much more public affair; theirs is a flourishing, self-

confident attitude not obvious in many quarters of our mem ber­ ship. Could this be a pattern for the future: a un ited front of the faithful, living i n peace with non­ Christian neighbors, yet neverthe­ less by a vital Christian "presence" a ccom p l i s h i n g m ission among them? Christian neigh bors in the South face simi lar confusion and issues as Christia ns on other continents do. A romantic view of their statistical growth by com parison to our ow n is not necessarily helpful Yet even though the notion of com munity (ujamaa) may ap pear overly ideal istic or roma ntic, it is a third area to observe as we move toward the Church of the year 2000. Joseph F. Safari, head of the Department of Sociology, U niver­ s ity of Dar es Sa laa m, reports that on the one hand Western social scientists list food, shelter, and clothing as the basic needs of man, An Africa n, on the other hand, lists food and socia/life as the basiC needs of man. To h i m or her, life is not worth living if it is not social . Shelter and clothing, while good, are not basic. For a Masai tribesman a lmost any kind of a house will do, but not so in his kinship system . Most of u s have our basic needs satisfied but isolation, lonel iness, a n d al ienation oppress so many Thus we sta nd to learn from future em issaries of Christ's Body in the South now better to inter­ pret st. Paul's contention (J Cor. 12:26) that if one mem ber of this Body suffers . , . all suffer togeth­ er; if one mem ber is honored, all rejoice together."

A Masai herdsman on the Serengeti Plains some 300 miles from Makumira Seminary


Gehrke Scholarship Ec'hoes Through Lutheran Church Literature By Jim Peterson

"Part of what ma kes the book so readable is the smooth transla­ tion of Ralph Gehrke , " The observation was made i n a r e c e n t review of Micah The Prophet, by Germa n theologian Hans Walter Wolff (Fortress, 198 1 ) , The work was tra nslated i nto E n ­ glish by D r , Gehrke, PLU professor of religion Even more recently, Dr, Gehrke contri buted a translation appear­ i ng in Confessing One Faith (Au­ gsburg, 1 982) The work is a joi nt comm enta ry on the Augsburg Co nfess ion by Luth era n a n d C atholic theologians, published originally in Frankfurt in 1 980, Gehrke translated the study of Article 21, dealing with the venera­ tion of the saints, The 63-year-old PLU professor has become increasingly involved i n t anslation efforts, which also i n cl ud e Claude Weste r m a n n 's 1967 study of The Psalms, Au­ gsburg published the English ver­ sion in 1980,

"I enjoy translating , " Gehrke observed, "and it comes easily, I ca n do it rapidly, But I can't say as much for my typing!" In addition to his own orig inal research and publishing, the long ­ time Old Testament schola r sees translation as a worthy use of post- reti rement time, not too many years away, "It'S work that needs to be done, " he sa id, "and there a ren't too many people willing or qua l­ ified to do it" He is g rateful for the increasing reputation as a translator he is developing among publishers of theol ogical books, Yet translation of the thoughts of others is only a fraction of his scholarly endeavors, During h is career spa nning nea rly four de­ cades, he has published reg ularly and widely, and his own thoughts on a wide spectrum of theolog ical subjects echo th roughout Luthe­ ran literature, He has both taug ht and written on lutheran educatio n, church music, a nd various personal and social issues in the context of the Scriptures, His greatest scholar-

ship, however, rests in his intimate understa nding of the Old Testa­ ment, refined over the years by extensive travel and research in Biblical lands, Greece, Germany and other parts of the world , G e h r ke h a s e n d e a v o re d th roughout his career to under­ sta nd the Word in terms of what it meant to the ancient writers and to interp ret in terms that have meaning in the modern world, Still, his search for truth and accuracy led to controversy a n d ultimately to the g reatest disap­ poi ntment of his life A quiet, conscientious scholar who eschews bureaucratic a n d pol itical motives, h e neverth eless fo u nd hi mself at the center of controversy for more than a de­ cade with in the Luthera n Church ­ Missouri Synod into wh ich he had been ordai ned in 1944 A l l egations of fa lse doctrine were initially voiced against him i n 1963 a n d fo rmal cha rges were filed in 1966 while he was teaching at Concordia Teach er's College in River Forest. III. Both ti mes he was exonerated , But his detractors perSisted, a nd

Hi story Of Tacoma waterfront Topic Of PLU Prof's New oak For more tha n a centu ry, Taco­ ma longshoremen have been an in dependent breed with a reputa­ tion for hard work and productivi ­ ty, Their reputation has played a major role in the growth of the Port of Tacoma. These conclusions, a nd many others, can be found in a new 180page book, The Working Water­ front: The Story of Tacoma's Ships and Men, co-authored by Pacific

Lutheran University history pro­ fessor Dr. A.D. Martinson with Dr. ' Ronald Magden of Tacoma Com­ munity College. The culmination of a four-year project, the work was researched and written under a $1 5,000 dona­ tion from Tacoma Local 23 of the I n te rnatio n a l Lo ng s h o rem e n ' s a n d Warehouseman's Union a n d a $16,000 g rant from the Washing­ to n C o m m i s s i o n f o r t h e Humanities, with in-kind services supplied by the Port of Tacoma. The book traces the develop­ ment of private dock and public port corporation shipping at Taco­ mao But it is primarily a tale of the men who worked on the water­ front and how they left their mark on the entire coastal as well as the local labor com mun ity. A Tacoma longshore reputation for high productivity a n d a spirit f o r l o n g s h o re - m a n a g e m e n t cooperation emerged i n 1 916. At

that time, a coastal longshore­ men's strike was being busted by strikeb reakers and "fink" union members, accord i ng to M a r­ tinso n , Rather tha n engage in violence, Tacoma longsh oremen decided to outperform their com petiti o n . Their sloga n, "We must be the best, " was passed down from g e n e ration to generation and helped build a reputation that g e nerated sign ificant shipping growth for Tacoma, he added. Taco m a ' s i ndependence also contributed to a refusa l to join the ILWU for more than 20 yea rs after it was formed because of the Sa n F ra n cisco-based u n i o n's, early controversial reputation . As a re­ sult. Tacoma worked through two I LWU strikes that shut down Seat­ tle, action which contributed to a competitive atmosphere between the two ports that stil l exists today. Ma rtinson's primary profession­ a l satisfaction with the book is derived from the likelihood that it will serve as a model for other 20th century western urban history works. "Very little in this area has been done," he said. "Our ap­ proach was brand-new . " The 1 957 PLU grad who is i n h is 17th year on the PLU faculty specializes in com mun ity histories and conservation history. He cur-

Dr. A rthur Martinson

rently is working on histories of Mount Rainier National Park and Hart's Lake Schoolhouse, a one­ room school located on Wilcox Fa rms south of Tacoma. In the latter effort he is being assisted by Lyle Siovick, a 1 982 PLU grad. Richard as ness 74 of Taco­ ma helped research the Water­ front book. The Working Waterfrontis being donated to local schools and will be incorporated i n to Tacoma School D i strict's local h i story studies, Martinson said. Copies of the book may be purchased for $5 by contacting Marti nson c/o the P LU Depart­ ment of History.

Dr Ralph Gehrke

in 1978 he was expelled from the Synod 's clergy after decl ining to appea l the Synod's most recent ruling At the ti me, he had been a member of the PLU faculty for three years. Dr. Gehrke accepted the deci­ sion with regret, but also with equanimity, bel ieving the charges to have been the consequence of the defin ition of literal interpreta­ tion of the Scri ptures, combi ned w ith chu rch politics "I never capitulated to the charges , " he sa id. Except among the most ultra­ conservative in h is former Synod, Dr. Geh rke's reputation remains without blemish . The author of com prehensive studies of I and " Samuel. Dr. Geh rke is presently working on a com mentary of Genesis 1-11 , It is a labor of love and fascination . Commenting on the study, he reflected, "With events that oc­ curred before Abraham and salva­ ti on history, we have to be careful not to weave Christian under­ sta ndings into the much earlier materials . Though we know Heb­ rew and ca n identify many of the places, we ca n never say we know precisely how the ancient Israelites interpreted these words. "To try to nail down the a ncient stories into a time-space relation­ ship, I believe is literalistic (instead of literall, meaning that some­ thing other than the native mea n ­ i n g is read into it "Trying to understand it in its intended sense is the o n ly way to understa nd literature," Dr. Gehrke believes . For exa m ple, the crea ­ tion story is in non-scientific lan­ guage, ta lking about the world we see and saying, "This is God 's creation . " H e added, "The story of Adam and Eve is not about where the Garden of Eden was, or when it happened, nor the story of one man and one wo men, "It is the story of every man and every woman now , "

5 corporate Giving Helps Assure Institutional Growth. stability "No business exists alone. A corporation and its community are so intertwined that as one grows and prospers, so does the other. Each has a stake in the well­ being of the other." The quotation is taken from the first paragraph of Safeco Insur­ ance Company's contributions policy, but might be considered representative of corporate giving policies nationwide, according to Molly Edman, PLU director of corpor a t e a n d f o u n d a t i 0 n funding. "Policies like these, and the resulting gifts, do indeed help determine whether or not an institution like PLU prospers," she said. For example, PLU's science building project was the recent beneficiary of a $1 5,000 gi-ant from Safeco, as well as a $1 2,000 grant from the Aluminum Com-

Lorin Ginther

Ginther Elected President Of PLU 0 Club Lorin Ginther, Puyallup architect and businessman;has been elect­ ed president of the 1 1 oo-member Pacific Lutheran University Q Club, according to David Berntsen, PLU director of development. Ginther succeeds Adm. James Russell (USN-ret.>, who served as Q Club president in 1 982 . The Q Club, which supports PLU's annual fund with unrestrict­ ed gifts and scholarships, has contributed nearly $3 million to the University since the club was founded in 1 972. Among private funding organizations in Pierce County, the club is second only to United Way in dollars raised, ac­ cording to Ginther. In 1 982 the Q Club raised nearly

$460,000 .

Gint h e r , a U n i v e r s i t y o f Washington graduate, is the fath­ er of a 1 981 PLU alumna. Lori Ginther.

pany of America (Alcoa). In a letter accompanying the Alcoa grant, Ralph Nichols, west­ ern region public affairs manager, wrote that he and Earl Gadbery, vice-president of the Alcoa Foun­ daton, are both "pleased to have Alcoa Foundation have a role in the new science building." A number of corporations, while not contributing directly to capital expenses, continue to provide annual support in excess of $2,000. A recent gift from Sears Roebuck Foundation brought that organization's total support to more than $55,000. Marie Clark, manager of Sears Tacoma store, made the presentation. Bruce Brown, the Foundation's spokesman, said, " PLU faculty and administrative officers continue to pursue a common goa� of excellence in education which we feel justifies our annual gift." Faculty grant proposals, as well, are beneficiaries of corporate and foundation generosity. As report­ ed in the December Scene, a high school social sciences curriculum project involving PLU and the P eninsula School D istrict was financed by a $7,800 grant from Northwest Area Foundation. So­ cial Sciences Division Chairman Dr. David Atkinson is the project di­ rector. Physics Professor Dr. Harry Adams recently received $4,000 from the Florence Kilworth Foun­ dation to develop computer ­ aided instruction in elementary physics. Aid Association for Lutherans, a fraternal benefit society, recently funded a PLU Church Relations videotape production project. The $9,900 grant, administered by church relations and university communications executive direc­ tors Harvey Neufeld and Dr. Martin Neeb, will provide PLU with a series of videotapes which can be cus­ tom-edited for a variety of univer­ sity constituencies. A $4,930 AAL grant to religion. professor Dr. Stewart Govig will assist pastors and parish educa­ tion boards in the design of­ Christian adult . educational materials.




Tektronics Inc. representative Deborah Klein briefs PLU computer science professor Rick Spillman on operation of PLU's new Tektronics 4054A graphics computer.

computer Science progra m Acquires New Graphics Computer System . A $1 5,000 gift from Tektronics Inc., of Beaverton, Ore., has made possible the purchase of a $25,000 Tektronics Computing Graphics System desktop computer by the PLU Computer Science Program. The new computer, which will be used for both instruction and research, can provide a vast array of state-of- the-art graphics " It significantly adds to the qualifications and expertise being gained by our computer science students," Dr. Rick Spillman ex­ plained. Spillman is an assistant professor of computer science.

William Woods Scholarships Aid Business Students William P. Woods Business Scho­ larships will be awarded later this spring to one or more business students enrolled at Pacific Luthe­ ran University, accor d i n g t o Washington Natural Gas Company officials. The $ 1,000 scholarships are named in honor of the company's chairman emeritus. Woods was the president of Washington Natural Gas Company from 1960-

70 and became local chairman and chief executive officer in 1 970. The scholarships are designed to provide assistance to outstand­ ing students preparing for careers in b u s iness and to reaffirm Washington Natural's commit­ ment to private education. Woods Scholarships are also awarded to students studying business administration at Seattle University and University of Puget Sound. .

The unit's dynamic graphics capability can develop "anything from business charts to detailed design drawings, including anima­ tions and simul'ations," he added One of the initial uses of the new equipment will be in support of t e s tab i l i t y s t u d i e s r e s e a r c h headed b y Spillman with the aid of student assistants. "Designs are becoming so complex they need to be evaluated before invest­ ments are made in hardware, " Spillman explained. "Testability re­ search helps develop systems that are easy to test." Spillman's research, which could< help develop national standards, is being conducted under the au­ spices of a $38,000 grant from the National Science Foundation re­ ceived last June. The unit will also make possible the addition of a computer graph­ ics class as a part of the new and rapidly growing computer science major at PLU, which has enjoyed a 140 percent enrollment increase in the past two years. Applications of the new equip­ ment will rapidly expand as com­ puter science faculty and students become familiar with it. "We ha­ ven't begun to explore the capaci­ ty of this system," Spillman said.

6 The PresIdent


PLU In A Hig h-Tech Age: Synth esizi ng The Best Of Tec h n o l ogy With The Best Of Li bera l Arts - The Science With The H u m a nity Anyone who reads the daily newspaper or who has elementa ry or high school students i n the home is keenly aware that we are irretrieva bly launched into the fast and dazzling world of com puters and technolo­ gy. So thorough has been the penetration into our national economy and i nto our personal lives that John Naisbitt in his recently published book, "Megatre n d s ," maintains we have already moved out of the I ndustria l Society and into the Information Society . Indeed, this movement was iden ­ tified as the post-industrial age as early as the late 1950's by Harvard sociology professor Daniel Bel l . When this renowned futurist partici pated in a semi nar on the ca m pus of Pacific Luthera n University in 1978, he ex­ plored the implications of the cha n g i ng American scene for business a n d for higher education . At that time, few in dustries and virtually no schools were prepared to gear their operations i nto the unknown field of com puter depen dency Since then , the application of media inno­ vations to educational purposes has expand­ ed at an exponential rate. Colleges and universities across the country are begi nning to respond in dramatic ways to the vast possibilities of i ntegrati ng hig h technology i nto the teach ing/learning environment. A recent count indicates that over 150 liberal arts institutions are already well along in adapting to this "revolution . " I believe this is not a tra nsient phenomenon, as some vigorously hold, but that it is a perma nent and pervasive fact of l ife. While much that is positive has resulted from this revolution,· special problems and challenges are also emerging. Specifica l ly, i ndustry is finding that as both workers and managers become more technically profi­ cient, they commonly become more narrow or specialized . They find themselves unable to deal with interpersonal issues so im por­ tant not only in day-to-day contacts, but in effective person nel ma nagement. With in the past month representatives from one of the nation 's leading manufacturers of technical equipment visited on our ca m pus. They were exploring ways that we might assist their compa ny in train ing managers for tomorrow who will be not only scientifically competent, but also humane, sensitive, and able to commun icate o n a personal level with their colleagues . At Pacific Lutheran U niversity our great strength lies in our com mitment to the goals of a liberal education. We must now build into that com mitment those elements of mod­ ern technology which ca n help us achieve our goals even more efficiently, effectively a nd com petitively. At the same time, we do not wish to adopt costly fads nor become economic or educational victims of poor

plan ni ng, lack of cooperative effort, and uncoord inated activity. Budgetary realities and a discrimi nating student market make it e s s e n t i a l that we p l a n a n d work to strengthen our efforts to continue to pro­ vide an outstanding liberal education in a Christian context. With this in mind, early this year a faculty committee which represented both science and technology and the liberal arts was esta blished to study ways in which we might set in motion a coord in ated effort to strengthen and enrich our educati o n a l achievements i n a technolog ical age. The overall objective is to i ntegrate i nstruction i n tech nology with instruction i n the liberal arts . Certainly, the future will include the i n ­ troduction o f com puter assisted in struction in courses throughout the un iversity The much-overused term "computer literacy" is accurate as a desired aim of contemporary education, but for this un iversity, it describes only part of the goal. Students would be ill­ prepared if they were not wel l trai ned to master a nd use to adva ntage the wide choices of instruments available to them. Video cassette recorders, our Public Broad ­ casting System resources, video discs, li brary com puter resources, word processors, mic­ rocom puters, m i n icom puters - all are al­ ready on hand on the cam pus. Their use must now be ta pped to make them essential elements of a pla nned curricular structure throughout all academic areas. Many institutions will work vigorously to help students become com puter literate . One institution will require by this fall that . each Freshman own or buy a personal com puter . Pacific Luthera n Universi ty, be­ cause of its heritage in liberal arts and its current strength in science and technology must do morethan sim ply provide com puter literacy for its stUdents . The greater part of the challenge is to find a curricular pathway which al lows a synthesis of the best in li beral arts with the best in technology. Such a synthesis would al low the liberal arts to inform the technological train ing so that students will understa nd not only the sci ­ en ce, but also the humanity of the new age. The faculty com mi ttee now at work will have formulated a plan to respond to this greater challenge by this co ming summer. The creation of such an integrated cur­ riculum is uniquely possible in a school like Pacific Lutheran U n iversity, where an envi­ ro nment of collegiality has a long tradition . The groundwork for such i nterdiSCiplinary effort to produce a new un dersta nding of the relatedness of various disciplines is firm ly established in our existing successful Inte­ grated Studies Program . Naisbitt stresses i n his book that whenever new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response or the technology is rejected. He refers to it as high touch. "The more high tech," he maintains, "the more high touch. " Pacific Lutheran University i s i ndeed re­ sponding in a creative way to that concept as we become a contributing part of the Information Society .

Dr. William 0. Rieke

'A representative of one of the nation's leading firms visited PLU recently to explore ways we might assist them in training managers who will be not only scientifically competent, but humane and sensitive, .. '



Clu b Sets N ew Record With $459,000 I n Gifts I n 1982

By Joh n Aakre ASSOCiate Director of Develop ment

Record December i ncome pushed Q Club gifts In 1 982 to a n a l l -time high. according to Admiral James Russell. outgoing Q Club president With December giving u p 24 percent over 1 981 , total g ift i ncome reached $459, 879 - up 3.3 percent "After trail i ng 1981 tot Is most of the y ar," Russell noted, "it was g reat to pu l l a head in December. These Q C lub g ifts, which a re g i en u nrestricted to the school, a re vita l to he University's effort to provide scholar­ ships and minimize tuition i ncreases . " These new figures bring the Q Club's eleven yea r accumu lated gift total nea r $5 million since the organization's inc ption in 1 972 . Lorin Gi nth er, P uyallu p a rc h i tect a n d bus i n essma n , will succeed Russel l as Q Club President in 1 983. Dr. Donald Mott a nd M rs. Inez Wei r were re-elected by the d i rectors of the 1 , 1 00 member volu nteer orga nization as vice-president a nd secretary-treasu rer "We have been pleased , " Gi nther noted , "that both membership g rowth a n d gift income have been strong over the last few months, but we cant rest on what we h ave done . I'd like to ask each mem ber to try to recruit one new member or provide our office with the name of a good prospect before the banquet this spring " The Q Club is composed of friends and alumni of Pacific Lutheran U niversity. Memb­ ers contribute a minimum of $20 a month or $240 annually to the University's Annual Fund. Associate Fellows contribute $480-999 and Fellows $1 000 or more. Those joining Q Club since the last issue of Scene are: M/M B. Eldon Anderson, FE LLOW, Semon A Anderson, FELLOW, M/M Neal Arntson to Associate Fellow, Robert Aust, M/M E. Lee Barton, Ronald Berg to FELLOW, MlM Gary Bierwagen, Mrs. Dilie Boe, Dwight Boe, Richard Boehlke, RIM Ch ris Boerger and RIM Charles Bomgren, Also jOining were Art Carlson, Associate Fellow, RIM Darrell Carlson to Associate Fellow, M/M Timothy Cling, Peter Dahl, DIM Howard Dale to Associate Fellow, Dryer Mortuary, M/M Gordon Eide, M/M Royal Ekrem, M/M Ron Enger, Anna Evers, Lois Ewing, and S. Isabelle Erckert. And MIM Lloyd Erlandson, Mary Lou Fenili, M/M AI Fink to FE LLOW, MlM David Fisher, J r. to FE LLOW, M/M Carl Frost, Associate Fellow, James Gallaway, Ja mes Gates FELLOW, M/M Con Gerdes, Associate Fellow, M/M Warren Ghormley to FELLOW, G race Luthern Church Salem OR, M/M Joh n Graham III, and M/M William Hatje FELLOW. In addition Kathryn Hefty, M/M Ernest Hopp to Associate Fellow, Immanuel Lutheran Church Silverton OR, DIM Paul Ingram, M/M Stephen Isaacson, Dennis Jackson, Ruth Jeffries, M/M Frank Jennings to Associate Fellow, M/M Bob Jensen , M/M Gary Johnson to Associate Fellow, M/M E . Marvin Joh nson, a n d DIM Maynard Johnson . Also jOining were: DIM Timothy Jolley, M/M Alien Juhl to Associate FeMow, RIM Bob Keller, M/M George Kilen, DIM James Knorr, M/M Den nis Knutzen, M/M Jess Knutzen, M/M Kent Knutzen, M/M Tim Knutzen, M/M John Krautkraemer to Associate Fellow, DIM Carl Larson, Edga r R. Larson

to FELLOW, DIM Roger K. Larson, M/M Jeff Leatherman, M/M Mark Leeper and DIM Ron Lerch to Associate Fellow, And MlM Arne Lervick to FELLOW, Mary Alice Llewelly n , A n ne Lucky, Irene Madsen , RIM Ronald Martinson, MlM Eldred Matson to FELLOW, M/M Robert Mattson, Associate Fellow, M/M J i m McGin­ nis, Roderick MCintyre, M/M Patrick M ichel and RIM Joh n Milbrath.

congregational Reps Fi nd Partnershi p Duties 'Exciting' By John W. Adlx ASSOCiate Director Of Church Relations

The Church-Un iversity partnership is excit­ i ngl So say some of the Congregational Representatives who a re serving as living l i n ks between school and congregation others say, "I feel that what I am dorng i s i m porta nt " Others indicate that they hope that they will be able to do more for the partnership in the near future. Some a re looking for new ideas, These are the re­ sponses g leaned recently from the 300 Congregationa l Representatives serving con ­ g regation a nd University, We have heard that the Lutheran church was born in the u niversity, It was at Witten­ berg University that Martin Luther made the g reat discovery which was the tu rning point in his spiritual life, The roots of the church a re in the university. In the same way PLU has its roots i n the church. PLU was g iven birth by church people. Good education and quality scholar­ sh ip strengthen the church . The strength of i ndividual churches is the fou ndation for the u niversity. Each entity, fulfilling its mission, i ndividually, and each entity working togeth­ er provide strength and leadership to the community. It is exciting to assist in this l iving and vibra nt partnership. Though some of us are designated to cultivate th is association, a l l w h o confess Christ and w h o profess "quality education in a Christian context" participate in the mission. Wherever we can build bridges, develop friends, create alliances, and work as col­ leagues, we have strengthened life in com­ munity and perhaps come a little closer to fulfilling the C reator's order for life. Notice of Nondiscriminatory policy as to Students

Pacific Lutheran University admits students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to aI/ rights, privileges, programs, and activities gener­ al/y accorded or made available in administration of its educa­ tional pOlicies, a d m i s sio n s policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and oth­ er school administer ed prog­ rams.

FELLOW, M/M G reg Nelsen , M/M Robert M. Nelson to FELLOW, RIM Bob Newco mb, Dale Nielsen , RIM Ron N ielsen , DIM Sherman Nornes to FELLOW, Brad Oh nstad , Sta nley Olsen , M/M Chuck Olson , M/M John Pederson to Associate Fellow a n d M/M AI Perry to FELLOW. Also joining were Pamela Peterson, M/M Gerry J. Pittenger, Associate Fellow, Puyallup Dermatology Clinic FE LLOW, Carol A n n Quigg, Karen Reep, Jeff Rippey, Kathy Roberts, RIM Ken Robinso n , DIM Alan Rowberg, M/M Sterling Rygg to FELLOW, M/M Del Schaefer to Associate Fel low, Da n Scherf, M/M Rex Schilling and DIM David Schoening In addition Selbu Lutheran Church, Daniel Simmons, Robert J. Sorenson to Associate Fellow M/M Arthur Spurell, Associate Fellow, Dr. Alan Sta ng, DIM Geoffrey Stra nge, M/M Sid Staswlck, DIM Robert Stivers to Associate Fellow, M/M Ha rry Stuchell, FELLOW, DIM Greg Sutherland, M/M F. BlaI r Taylor, 1M Ron Tellefson to ASSOCIate Fellow, Kathryn Tveit and Utopia In struments. And M/M Howard Vedel l to Associate Fellow, M/M Gregg Verm illion, Vinland Luthera n Churcrl Poulsbo, FELLOW, DID David Wake to Associate Fellow, DIM Peter C C Wa ng to FELLOW, Gary Weberg, M/M Les Wernofs y, M/M Carl Wetter­ strom, M/M Paul White, Steven Whyte FELLOW, Carriemae Wilder, Virginia Willms, DIM Gary Wilson and M/M Thomas Wood to FELLOW,

March 11-13 Dates Of 1983 Parents' Weekend At PLU B y M i lton Nesvlg Parents' Club Representative

Parents will be g uests of the students at the annual Parents' Weekend schedu led fo Friday through Sunday, March 1 1 -1 3, For those who a rrive Friday, registration will begi n at 5 p . m, i n the University Center. "Something Else, " a play, will be presented at! 8 p . m . in Eastvold Auditorium; and the movie, "Diner, " will be shown at 8 in Xavier Hall. . The annual meeting of the Parents Club will be held at 1 0 a,m, Saturday in the U niversityj Center, Ernest Hopp, chairman of the Pa-; rents Council, will preside. Dr, William O. Rieke, PLU president, wil l cond uct a n open­ forum discussion. Members of the faculty will be in the Center at 1 1 :00 a,m, so that parents can have' a n opportunity to meet professors, Students in the residential units will have special luncheons for their parents at noon . President and Mrs . Rieke will have an open house from 2 :00 to 3:30 p,m. at their home, the Gonyea House, There will be a banquet at 5:30 p,m. in the University Center, President Rieke will speak, there will be special music, and the a nnual Parents-of-the-Year Award will be announc­ ed. This will be followed by a student talent show at 8 p,m. in C h ris Knutzen Fellowship Hall, "Something Else," is repeated on stage at 8 p,m. in Eastvold . Sunday's program includes a 1 0 a , m . worship service of the student cong regation in the U niversity Center.


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E ngineering TopiC Of Workshop For Minority Youth

PLU Regents Set Tuition, Fees For 1 983 84 Academic Year ..

Encouraged by the growi n g number and amou nts of an nual gifts from external sou rces, the Pacific Lutheran U niversity Board of Regents has approved a 7,3 p e rcent tuition increase for th e 1 983-84 academic year, the smal­ lest increase in four years The new tuition figures were an nounced by PLU President Wil­ liam 0 , Rieke, He explai ned that tuition for next year will be $1 77 per credit hour, compared to $1 65 for the cu rrent fisca'l yea r, A 32hour annual credit hour load will be $5,664, compared to $5,280 th is year, At the same time, the Regents a pproved a n i ncrease in room and board charges from $2,370 to $2,631 , , In a strong move to help offset the increased costs to students, :the Regents a pproved a 1 2 pe r­ , cent i ncrease·i n university-funded financial aid, a move which will improve Pacific Luthera n's ability to award competitive aid packages to students, according to PLU Registrar Charles Nelson . For several years PLU has com­ pared its ranking in te rms of costs with 1 4 si m il a r colleges and un­ iversities in the Northwest and nationwide, Rieke indicated, This years modest increase shows a favorable decline in Pacific Luthe-

ra n 's position from sixth to seventh, he said, Rieke noted that the major roadblocks to even smaller i n ­ creases were sig nificantly rising costs of utilities and continued installation of life safety devices i n dormitories , Impact of utilities increases is being m i n i m ized by conti nuing active energy conser­ vatin measures across campus, The new budget will provide for a cost of living salary increase for personnel and modest growth I n su pport services, Rieke said , I n other busi ness, the PLU presi­ dent a nnou nced that May 31 is the estimated date of bid openi ng for the $6,9 million PLU science com­ plex, The date of bid advertise­ ment has not been released The 75,000 square foot two­ story brick building will house laboratory facilities, classrooms a nd office space for the combined PLU science faculty , The structure has been designed by the Port­ land, are" a rc hitectural firm of B roome, O r ingdu l p h , O 'Toole, Rudolf and Associates. The science complex is one of -the projects being funded by the PLU Shar1ng in Strength capital campaig n, The campaign has re­ ceived a total of $9.6 million in cash and pledges to date, Rieke reported. ,

Norwegian, May Festivals Provide Festive ca m pus Atmosphere May 7 For 49 years, the first Saturday in ' May has been a special heritage day at Pacific Lutheran University, and the celebration is g rowing each year. : This year the festivities continue throughout the day May 7. During the morning, genealogy expert ; Gerhard Naeseth will head a Scan­ dinavian Genealogy Seminar in Xavier Hall. Naeseth, the director of the Vesterheim Genealogy Center in Decorah, la., is an internationally­ recognized authority on Norwe­ :gian-American genealogy. For the past nine years, the May 'celebration has also included a I Norwegian Festival, held this year I in the University Center from 1 1 'a.m. to 4 p.m, The Festival bega n i in 1 975 as part of the festivities honoring King Olav of Norway : during his visit to PLU . The Festival features demonst­ rations and exhibits of Norwegian

crafts and foods, as well as live entertainment. This year's fea­ tured performing group is Troll­ vinden of Stanwood, Wash. Doug Warne of Seattle is the master of ceremonies, The annual May Festival, featur­ ing the PLU Mayfest Dancers and the coronation of the PLU May Queen, will be held in Olson Au­ ditorium at 8 p.m. The program includes folk dances from Scan­ dinavia, Germa ny, Poland and many other parts of the world,

FroSty westering

Pierce County Rotary Clubs Honor westering Pacific Lutheran coach Frosty Westering, whose time com mit­ ment to a successful football program is matched by hours logged in community volunteer work, has been cited for both by Rotary Clubs in Pierce Cou nty, Westering was presented the 1 983 Community Service Award Feb. 1 0 by the Tacoma Rotary Club, in conjunction with its af­ filiates throughout the cou nty. It marks the second time in the ten years of the award that a PLU figure has been recognized . Presi­ dent emeritus Robert Mortvedt was honored in 1 977, Rota ry saluted Weste ri n g ' s football accomplishments, includ­ ing the production of five NAIA nationally-ranked teams in the last nine years. The award also extolled his off-the-field activities. Westeri n g ' s outreach spans motivational programs for young people in the Tacoma schools, involvement in a physical training course for Fort Lewis personnel. visitation programs for McNeil Is­ land inmates and patients at Mary Bridge Children's Health Center, as well as his leadership at both the local and national levels of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes,

Pierce Cou nty minority h ig h school juniors will have an oppor­ tu nity in April to explore engineer­ ing as a career at a day-long workshop sponsored by PLU a(ld Honeywell Shilshole Marine Sys­ tems Inc, of Seattle , Twenty-five area minority youth will be selected from nominations by target cou nty high schools, according to Phil Miner, PLU direc­ tor of school relations and project director, PLU engineeri ng professor Dr, Roy Clark will present aspects of engi neering education on ca mpus following a morning visit to Hon­ eywell facilities , The workshop, fu nded in pa rt by a g ra nt from Honeywell, will en­ cou rage blacks, Indians and His­ panics whose representation is the least substantial among en­ gineers, Miner indicated. Further inform ati on is available from Miner (535-71 51 ) o r local high school counselors,

Health Conference To Be Held At PLU April 8-9 Dr, Granger Westberg, a medical educator for more than 40 years, will keynote a health conference at Pacific Lutheran University Friday and Saturday, April 8-9. Theme of the conference is, "Hope For Our Times: Discovering and Nurtu ring a Healthy Com­ munity." Sponsored by the PLU Depart­ ment of Social Work, the confer­ ence will focus on health promo­ tion, well ness, community health care and related topics. A key issue will be the responsibility of church, school and community in the promotion of health and well ness. Further information is available by calling PLU social work profes­ sor Vern Hanson, 535-7734. Han­ son is the conference coord inator .

women's Clubs Honor PLU's S h irley A i ke n Shirley Aiken, assistant profes­ sor of nursing at Pacific Luthera[l University, has been selected as one of America's Outsta nding Young Women for 1 982 by the General Association of Women 's Clubs , Women's clubs sponsoring the awa rd i n c l u d e Soro pto m i st , American Association of University Women, and National Association of Professional Women in Busi­ ness, The awa rd, intended to recog­ nize o u t sta nd i n g p r ofess io n a l

achievement a nd service to the community, corresponds to the outstanding Young Man of the Year Award presented annually by the U ,S. Jaycees, A member of the PLU nursing faculty for nine years, M rs, Aiken has been active in many church and community activities, She cur­ rently is a board member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Day Care Health Screening Project a nd works with both the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society,

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University Chorale. Harmlc EnJoy ' Mega-Musical Experience' During Hawaiian Concert Tour, Festival The opportu nity to conduct a ' mass choir of 750 si ngers from Hawaiian h ig h schools was "not only a mega-musical experience, but one that affirmed the fam ily of m a n , " Edward Harmic observed

recently following his return from tILe Islands. H a rm ic, the d i rector of the PLU U niversity Chorale, had been i n ­ vited to be the g uest conductor a t the K a m e h a me h a I nvitati o n a l

Penderecki Premiere, ACDA Concert Highlight Spring Choir Concert Tour The Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West's spring concert tou r is marked by two develop­ ments which add a significant new di mension to the Choir's reputa­ tion as one of the country's finest choral organizations. Highlighting the Choir's tou r progra m will b e the premiere of a­ new major work by acclaimed Polish composer Krzysztof Pen­ derecki. The work, "Agnus Dei . " has been dedicated by Pend erecki to the memory of Polish Cardinal Stefan Syszynski. It is also expect­ ed to be a major part of a new " Requiem," which the composer has been commissioned to write for the National Symphony i n Washington. D.C. Acco r d i n g to D r . M a u ri c e Skones. director of the Choir of the West. it was this kind of c o m posing prog ression which characterized another major Pen­ derecki work. "Stabat Mater" (1 963). which was expanded into the monumental "St. Luke Pas­ sion." The tou r also includes the Choir's first performance at a national convention of the Ameri­ can Choral Directors' Association . That performance will be held Saturday. March 1 2 , in the Nash­ v i l le (Ten n . l Performing Arts Center. Selection of Skones and the IChoir of the West for the Nashville concert and the Penderecki pre­ miere are based strictly on merit. Skones is recognized as one of the foremost choral directors in the world by composers like Pen­ derecki. Ingvar Lidholm of Sweden and Hanz Werner Zimmerman of Germany. all of whom have heard the Choir in concert. Other choral leaders, like Robert Shaw of the


Maurice Skanes

United States. and Eric Ericson of Sweden. have judged Skones' work as nothing short of world class. Besides the premiere of the Penderecki work. the Choir will also present the world premiere of Dr. Cindy McTee's "Psalm 100." Dr. M cTee. a 1 976 PLU graduate. stu d i e d w i t h P e n d e re c k i i n Krakow. Poland. for a year follow­ i ng Penderecki's visit to PLU in 1 974. She currently is a composer­ in-residence at Pacific Lutheran. Also featured on the program are "Der Abend " by Richard Strauss. Handel's "Let God Arise." and Lundvik's "Nocturnes. " The Choir's concert tour this spring includes performances in Minnesota, Wisconsin. Illinois and Missouri as well as Washington and Oregon. Pre-tour performances were presented in February in Puyallup. Yakima. and Walla Walla. Wash .

1983 Choir of the west Spring Concert Tour

March 6 - Minneapolis. Minn . . Calvary Lutheran Chu rch. 3 p . m . E a u Claire. Wisc . . Grace Lutheran Church. 8 p.m. March 7 - Madison. Wisc . . Luther Memorial Church. 8 p. m . March 8 River Forest. III . . Grace Lutheran Church. 8 p . m . March 9 - Bloomington, 111 . . st. John's Lutheran Church. 7:30 p . m . March 10 - st. Louis. M o . , Christ Church Cathedral. 8 p . m . March 1 2 - Nashville. Tenn . . performing Arts Center. 5:30 p.m. -

(American Choral Directors' Association)

March 1 5


Tacoma. Wash . . Eastvold Auditorium. PLU. 8 p . m .

(HOmecoming Concert)

March 25 - Olympia. Wash . . Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 8 p. m March 26 - St. Helens. Ore . St. H ele n s High School. 8 p . m . March 2 7 - Seattle. Wash . . Meany Hall. U . of Washington, 4 p . m . April 6 - Seattle. Wash .. Seattle Center. 4:1 5 p . m . .

( Northwest Music Educators' National Conference)

Choir Festival in Februa ry. H is U niversity C horale was invited to be the g u est choir at the festival, which also featured 2 1 high school choirs . T o accommodate the i nvita­ tions, the Chorale's spring concert tou r was scheduled to correspond with the festival. dates . In addition to the festival performance, the Chorale sang concerts in six Luthe­ ran churches on Oah u . "The Su nday morning worship service concert at Calvary Luthe­ ran was particularly memora b le, " Harmic recounted . Calvary Luthe­ ran is a new structure built some 1 00 feet from the edge of the surf. The cong reg ation sits in the rou nd and the sea and surf domi­ nate the view from any seat in the building. "The view of an occasional surf­ er, fisherma n or boat is not a distraction to worship. but a re­ minder that this is a part of life as worship is a real life experience." Harmic added. And the congregation's tradi­ tion of hugging at the door in­ stead of shaking hands " m a d e u s al l feel a part of their ohanna. or extended family." he said. Harmic arrived four days ahead of the Chorale to begin rehearsals with individual festival choirs. and was relieved to hear the festival chairman, Dale Noble. say that the mUSic Harmic had chosen had been enthusiastically received by participating directors and stu­ dents. "That was crucial to the success of the festival." Harmic explained . B remerton. Wash., freshman Barbara Rowlee, the pianist for the University Chorale, assisted with the rehearsals and accompanied the mass chOir at the final concert. "We viSited choral groups i n seven different schools, a pproxi ­ mately 5 0 percent of the festival partiCipants." Harmic continued .


Choir TO Be Featured On German Television A German television documen­ tary team has selected the Pacific Lutheran University choir of the West as a featured subject for a program to be distributed to networks in both West and East Germany. According to a spokesperson for the TV producers. the Choir was selected from among ensem­ bles performing this spring at the national convention of the Ameri­ can Choral Directors' Association . Analysis of performance ta pes and discussions with experts in the world of c h o ral music were factors in the selection. he i nd i ca ted .

"We saw many different choral and eth nic traditions. both in public a nd private schools. One was nearly all Japa nese. another qu ite evenly mixed between white and Hawaiian . "One of our favorite schools was almost totally Hawaiian from a pineapple farming area . The con­ ductor is a native who has been teaching in the community of Wahiawa for 21 years and has developed a fine choral tradition . " He added. " Each choir has its own pe rsona l ity - some very sensitive and responsive. usually a direct reflection on the conduc­ tor. Some instructors are gifted in helping students develop both artistic sensitivity and a sense of personal worth. Young people are the same everywhere. Given the' right opportunities. they respond to music with a sense of personal :accomplishment. ; "One of a director's goals is to . help students have a musical (aesthetic) experience coupled with the personal satisfaction of con­ . quering the technical demands of the music and their own vocal production as well as the aware­ ness of working together in a grouP." Harmic noted. "A musical ensemble is one of the few kinds of organizations in which large groups of people attem pt complete synchroniza­ tion of their thoughts and actions. When they are successful. it is a truly awesome experience for all involved," he added. "The evening performance was one of the most colorful events I have ever witnessed." Harmic re­ called. " Eight of the high schools sang individually. Nowhere have I seen such variety of beautifully colored costumes and flowers. The music and the style of singing varied with the dominant ethnic. backg round - Japanese. Anglo or Po ly neSia n . "Music became the common denominator. and through the relationship between conductor and students this large, diverse group was able to share an experi­ ence that was si m u lta neously physical, emotional, spiritual and aesthetic . " Harmic concluded. "For m e , i t was th e ultimate 'tri p ... ·

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Al u m n i Response To Phonath o n I s Ove rwhe l m i n g By Ronald Coltom Alumni Director

I n the nine yea rs I 've worked the Alumni Association I've a lways known that our alumni really cared about their a l ma ma­ ter, but I 've never understood why they weren' t willing to fina ncially s u pp o rt so meth i ng that meant so much to hem . I no w h ve th e answer. We never rea lly showed th m our need for t hei r support nor d i d we ask them in th e p roper with

ma nne r This p a st Septe mber we began a p rog ra m tha ha s become highly s uccessful - mailing a letter to

each a l u m n us e x pl a i n i ng the needs of the university, and fol ­ lowing i t u p with a personal phone cal l. Stud ents a re trained and hired at student wages to make the contact The response has been over­ whelming . With eight evenings of

cal l i n g each month, up to twelve students an evening are averag ing over $48,000 a month in gifts and pledges. N i neteen percent of those con­ tacted are making a gift co m m it­ ment on the phone. Another 1 5 percent say they will make a gift but have not specified an amount As a resu lt of ou r phone cam­ paign more than $288,000 has been generated . Most of it comes from a l u m n i but several gifts are from parents and friends of the University. The majority of the comm itment is to our capital ca m paign for new science a nd arts build ings, but some is deSig nated for the much-needed on-going Annual Fu n d . And over 60 percent of those ma king a gift have never done so before. One of the other benefits of the program is the student's partici­ patio n . Besides the i ncome earned (which is mostly turned right back in tuition and room and board) a nd the knowledge gained about their u niversity and its constituen­ cy, the students a re amazed at the friendli ness of those with whom they speak . And besides their hard work they have a good ti me. Can't you just picture a table of callers with Christi na, Kari na, and Brittina brea king up over the responses g iven by some of our alu ms? All of this has not been fun and I I ga mes. Naomi Krippaeh ne, '82, jOined our staff last summer and has coordi nated the entire effort. lAs in any successfu l program nine­ tenths of the work is i n the preparation and in the follow­ through . Naomi is a master of this and has been invaluable to its ,implementation. But. the success is due to you ' those of you that have so willingly 'g iven to support your Pacific


Alumna 'S Relationsh ips With PLU Renewed After Seven Decades A few mome nts of nostalgia which promoted a generous g ift to Pacific Lutheran University have renewed an a l u m n i relationship after seven decades . Later this spring or early next summer, Sophie Larsen Matsen, 9:::' , and one of her Pacific Lutheran Aca demy classmates, Cora Hoff, will be reunited on the ca mpus They a re believed to be PLU's ol dest l iving a l u m n i . Last s u mmer M rs . Matsen, who has been out of contact with PLU si nce her graduation in 1 9 1 3, sent a check to the u n iverSity develop­ ment office . It was prompted by recollections of "good memor ies " and "the feel ing that I shoul d do som e thi ng Du ring a swing throug h Eastern Washi ngton in Decem be r, (wo P LU devel op ment offi cials, Dr. A I Hove and Ray Rhodes, stopped by to meet M rs . Matsen at h e r farm nea r Bickleton, Wash . , to tha nk her for the gift They presented her with old photos of Harstad Hall and h e r 1 9 1 3 grad uati ng class. Obviously moved, she fo und that she could still identify more tha n half of her class. She was asto n i s h ed w h e n shown a videotape of the campus today, and was thrilled to learn of he r classmate, Cora, now living in Ephrata, Was h "


Sophie's story, too, was fas­ ci nating During the same year over 92 years ago that Rev. Bjug Harstad was fo u n d i n g Pacific Lutheran in Parkland, her parents, a young Danish i m m ig ra nt couple, were settling on the farmstead near Bickleto n . A year later Sophie, the th i rd of 11 child ren, was bo rn . Sophie's eleme ntary education was completed in a one-room country school on the prairie. When she was 1 9, d u ring the ad min istration of William Howard Taft, her pa rents sent her to Parkland by tra i n to attend PLA. The final leg of the jou rney from Tacoma to Pa r k l a n d w a s by streetca r. She recalls her mother admon­ ishi ng her upon her departure, "Don't talk to strange men . " O n campus, Sophie immersed herself i n the "classica l " c u r ­ riculum under the tutelage of such teachers as President Nils Hong, Anna Tenwick, O live Ch ris­ tenson and Johan Xavier. Having had her secondary education de­ layed, she rushed through three years of study in two years. In 1 91 3 following g rad uation she depart­ ed, never, u ntil now, to retur n . Duri ng the next five years she

Lutheran University. To you, and those who will be contacted in the future and will so unselfishly share of what you have so that present and future generations may have a Quality educational experience, on their behalf I thank you .

Sophie Matsen and husband A lfred at the time of their golden wedding anniversary in 1969.

stud ied at Ellensbu rg Normal ( now Central Wash ington State) and ta ught school for th ree years near Bickleton. A romance blossomed by mail with a young American soldier fro m Bickleton, Alfred Mat­ sen, who was serving in France d u ri ng World War I .

They were ma rried upon his retu rn Nov. 27, 1 91 9 . D u ring the '20s and '30s, their wheat and cattle farm prospered and the i r son , H e r b , g rew t o adu lthood . He later became a philosophy profes­ sor, first at Washington State Un iversity and then the University of Southern C a l iforn ia. Through the Roa ring Twenties, the Great DepreSSion, several wa rs and the administration of 1 3 U .S . presidents, Sophie's mem ories of PLA dim med . And at PLU, the name Sophie Larsen became an obscure line in i ncreaSi ngly dusty record books . . . U ntil last summer. Tha nk you, Sophie.

Alu mni In itiate New PLU Coach Of Yea r Awa rd ------


Pacific Lutheran will initiate a n A l u m ni Coach of the Year award at its May 9 All-Sports Ba n quet. Nomi nations may come from anyone in a position to eval uate and recog ni ze a coach's effective­ ness. The nomi nation should i n ­ clude the coach's name, coaching. p o s i tion , a n d a n a r rative of rationale for making the nomina­ tion . The selection panel. com­ prised of press, Lute C l u b , and U n ive rsity officials, will weight both coach i ng performa nce and u n iq u e i nd ivid ual contributions. , Letters of su pport and nomina-' tions can be mailed to Ath letic' Department, Pacific Lutheran Un­ iversity, Tacoma, WA 98447.

Lute Jersta d Plans Retu rn To Mount Everest After 20 Years Twenty years ago Lute Jerstad became Pacific Lutheran Un iversi­ ty's most famous alumnus when he became one of the first Ameri­ cans to scale Mount Everest. Since then he has conq uered ot h e r chal l e n g e s a n d o t h e r heig hts, a n d other U . S . climbers, i ncluding another PLU a l u m n us, Dr. Ch ris Chandler, have con ­ Q uered Everest. Still, Everest remains a remark­ able achievement i n both Jers­ tad's personal and PLU alu m n i annals. Th is coming November, Jerstad plans to return to the Everest base camp at the 1 8,000 level of the 29,028-foot mountain. He is tak­ ing along his daughter, Janna, who was born when he was on the

earlier expedition. The trip will be a time of reflec­ tion a nd reunion with some of 1 963's Sherpas and fellow climber Dick Pownall of Colorado. Everest changed his life, Jerstad believes. Following the historic climb, he finished his Ph . D . in Himalayan culture, and then settl­ ed down as a college professor at the Un iversity of Oregon and Lewis a nd Clark College. But the out­ doors and adventure contin ued to beckon . After teaching for three years, he took over a small river-rafting company and began orga nizing trips. That blossomed into Asian tours, because of his contin uing interest in those countries and cultures.


Class Notes 1 938 Ll N KA K . PREUS JOH NSON, fo rmer PLU registra r, has retired as registrar from C a l if o r n i a Lutheran C o l l eg e and is l iving in Thousand Oaks, Ca l if. Recently s h e represented C LC at t h e i n a u g u r a­

tion of Dr. H . George A n derson as the seventh president of Luther College i n Decora h , Iowa.

1 950 C A L WATN ESS i s a d m i n i strative ma nager for the newly created office for the Puy a l l u p Tribe of I n d i a n s . The position was created by the Tribal C o u n c i l to be resp o n s i b l e for the day­ to- day operations of the Tribe and to report to and work u n de r the general a d m i n i strative s u pervision of the Trib­ a l C o u n c i l . Prior to accepting this positi on , Cal was the d i rector of a d u lt ed ucation for the Northwest Re g i o n a l La b i n Portl a n d . T h i s w a s a staff d e v e l o p m e n t p r o j e c t f o r a d u lt ed ucati on/GED refugee teachers i n

A laska, Idaho, Was h i n gto n .



1 959 K. TI M SVEE N is presently servi n g as a senior i n tern a l a u ditor with the State Compe n sation I n s u ra n ce F u n d in Sa n Francisco, Ca lif.

1 962 D r . JAMES B E C K N E R and wife, Kare n , a n d c h i l d re n , C h risti a n , C a rrie a nd Kelsey, a re l iving in Mt Verno n , Was h . J i m i s i n private practice in I nter n a l M edi cal i n Stan wood , Wash . JACK C O C C H I is quali ty ass u r a n ce m a n a ger for U n ited Space Boosters, I n c . ( U S B I l at Va nden berg AFB part of S pace Sh uttle Prog ram. He l ives in Solva n g , Calif., with his wife, Karol . J O N . OLSON has recently been elect­ ed n at i o n a l vice . president for the National Association for Hospital C'e­ velopment His primary respo n s i b i l ity i s members h i p services a n d he travels n a tion a l l y in that capacity Jon a l so reached the hig hest level of hospital f u n d -raisi ng by passing t h e test to become a Fellow of NA H D . This c u l m i ­

n ates a five-year prog ra m a nd h e is one of 78 nati o n a l l y to h ave reached t h i s plateau C H U C K R I E B has been ap poi nted as reg i o n a l credit a d m i n istrator for West­ ern B a n k ' s recently desig nated Central and Eastern Reg ions Chuck w i l l be headqu artered i n Bend, Ore , a nd will have respo n s i b i l i ty f o r r e v i e w i n g c r e d i t t r a n s a c t i o n s f o r ele ven bra nches in Desch utes, Crook, U n i o n ,

Baker, a n d M a l h e u r co u nties .

1 963 J A M ES CASTLEB E RRY was recently a p pointed basketba l l coach at H a n ­ ford , Was h . , H i g h Sch oo l . J i m has been a teacher i n the Rich l a n d a rea for many

years. H i s son , J i m, played on the

Ha nford High footb a l l team this past seaso n . SUSAN (Am u ndsen) PARR recently

returned from a sentimental j o u rney a ro u n d the world, revisiting fami lies s h e stayed with while on the Interna­ t i o n a l Farm Y outh E:xchange program in 1 964. Accompanying Susan on her

jo u r n e y , were her 1 0 % - yea r - o l d daug hter, Ca rol Marie, a nd ner cous i n , Richard Ras m u ssen, class of 7 9 . Hus-

band, Terrence M ichael ' 5 7 , acco m ­ p a n i e d t h e m as f a r a s t h e E a s t Coast of the USA for a visit to h i sto rical Williams­ b u rg , Va; Was h i n gto n , D . C . ; and Get­ tys burg , Pa . They spent a weekend with Alice ( H a m merstrom) Devers '63 and husband, M a rti n , a n d family i n Y o rk, Pe n n . Alice a n d Susan were

roo m m ates in West Hall their sop ho­ more year a t PLU . S u s a n , C a rol, a n d Rich a rd co ntin ued to N o rway a n d D e n m a r k , travel ing by t ra i n and ferry through both countries visiti n g with cousins in ma ny different

tow n s . Flying to Rawa l pi n d i , Pakista n , t h e y were met b y R i c h a rd's siste r ,

Beth R as m us se n , a m ission a ry with World Mission Prayer Lea g u e W h i l e i n

Pa kista n , they m e t R e v . I rvi n g , ' 5 7 , and E l i zabeth Nygren They are serving the I nter natio n a l C h u rch in I s l a m a b a d , a n d a re affi l i ated with Team Mi ssi o n . They a l so stayed with R u by Patzold at the Mission Compo u n d in Dera Ism a i l Kh a n . R u by ' s late h u s b a n d , Leonard Patzold attended PLC . Ruby's clinic a n d d is pensa ry is for Pakista ni women and c h i l d re n . Conti n u i n g t o the World M ission Prayer Leag ue-sponsored hospital i n

T a n k , P a k i sta n , they stayed with Rosea n n e Hester, ' 6 5 , and th ree o ther n u rses there. Many Afg h a n freedom fi g h ters a re treated at the hospital Refugee te nt vil l ages s u r ro u n d the a rea The trio attended the 4th World Conference of the I nternati o n a l Farm

Youth Exch a n g e prog ram i n M a n i l a , P h i l i p pines Fo llow i n g the conference, they visited with fo u r of the five families who had hosted Susan i n 1 9 64 . They traveled to S a m a r and M i n d a n a o , in Southern P h i l i p pines to

l ive with fa m i l ies i n their homes in the barrios. Brief th ree -day stops in Tokyo and Pearl C i ty, Hawaii, with fa mily and f ri e n ds concl u ded the j o u rney

1 965 THOMAS O. CARLSON is sti ll working at BOOl, Allen a n d H a m i lton . He cele­

b rated his 1 5 th a n n iversary at Booz on Aug 2 8 . He is cu rrently confi g u ration m a n ager in a d m i n istrative systems department reporti n g to both sys­ tems m a n a g e r and controller of gov­ ernment sector

1 967 WI LLIAM P M O H L E R was rece ntly ap poi nted executive di rector of the Washi ngton State Comm ission for Vocati o n a l Education He assumed h i s

duties on D e c . 1 . Bill a n d h i s wife, M a rjorie, reside i n Taco m a , Wash. N E I L L. WATERS g r a d u ated with a P h . D . i n h istory from the U n iversity of Hawaii in 1 9 78 after two years with the Peace Corps/Korea and five yea rs

stu d y i n g i n Japan He is currently assistant professor of h istory ( East Asi a n ) at St. Lawrence U n iversity, C a n ­ to n , N Y His first book , Japan 's Local Pragmatists, is to be publis hed i n J u n e . N e i l i s m a rried and he a nd h i s wife, L i n d a , live i n C an ton, N Y

1 968 L I N DA ALLEN has produced her first a l b u m , Rainbow Dancer, u nder the label of NEXUS Records. Records can be ordered from N EXUS Records, P . O . B o x 5881 , B el l i n g h a m , Wash . 982 2 7 . CAROL K . (Berg) M E LVER a n d hus­ band, Ronald, welcomed their fourth child at Sea-Tac International Airport

on Aug 20, 1 982 . Holt Adoptio n , I n c . o f Eugene, Ore , h a d a rranged fo r the .

a doption of Kim Jee S u n , 3, of Seou l , Korea i n to t h e Melver f a m i l y . Older b rothers Erik a n d Matthew joined their sister, Ki rste n , i n welcoming Jee S u n to Am erica . M a t t h e w , a l s o a d o p ted t h r o u g h Holt, a r rived two years earlier to t h e day The Melver h ouse is n ow wall -to - w a l l fa m i ly, but they rem ain ready to welcome friends wanting to s pe n d some ti me i n Central O reg on MARSHA (Walton) SA M U E LSON and h us b a n d , W i l l , a re the parents of a new d a u g h ter, J e n n ifer Marie, born Oct . 1 3 , 1 98 2 . She joins broth ers, Eric, 4; a n d Mar k, 2. They l ive in Tacoma , Wash

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NANCY CHA N D LE R is a pediatric n u rse practitioner at G ro u p Health Cooperative i n Tacoma, Was h . She completed her gradu ate tr a i n i n g at Boston U n iversity and has experience in clin ical pediatrics, cou nseli n g and teachi n g a s wel l a s developmen tal testi n g The Rev. and M rs . M i c h ae l J . N e i l s ( C H E RY L FRY D E N LU N D > a r e the pa ­ rents of a son , Ma tthew Michael, born Sept. 1 7, 1 9 8 2 . Michael is a n LCA pastor s e rv i n g F i rs t Lutheran C h u rch in M o n tclai r , N J . He was a delegate to the LCA b i e n n i a l convention in Sep­ tember, and he i s a c a n d idate for the degree of S . T . M . at U n io n Se m i n a ry in New Y o rk . C h e ryl i s on maternity leave

J O H N E L M E R and wife (SH E R R I E CAN N EY ' 7 2 ) recently adopted a s o n ,

from her spec i a l education c l a ss in S u m m it, N . J She conti n u es to se rve as

Educators as o n e of fo ur h i g h school vocal jazz g roups to represent the U n ited States in the first Invitational Jaiz Festival in S h a n g h a i , Republic of C h i n a . They a re i n the process of raising $4 2 ,000 for the M a rch trip,

NANCY SC H U LTZ, M D , a n d h u s ­ b a n d , R i c h B u rger, have added a seco nd c h i l d to their family Heidi La u rel was born June 1 8, 1 982 and j O i n s N ic h o l a s , age 3 . Both N a n cy a n d Rich a re worki n g fu l l - ti me at Ta n a n a C l i n i c i n Fai rbanks, A l a s k a , where N a n ­ c y i s a pediatri cia n a n d R i c h a n inter­ n i st.

R a n da l l Jose p h , age 7 . He j o i n s two sisters, A m i , 8; and A m a n d a , 4 . J o h n ' s h ig h school vocal J a z z choir (Newport H i g h School, Newport, Ore ) was cho­ sen by th e N ational Association of Jaz z

w h ich i s sponsored by t h e M i n i stries of C u lture a n d youth . Pla n s a re being made to broadcast t h e jaz z concerts l ive on C h inese television, a n d the g ro u p will be acco m p a n ied by a film crew who will be making a docu men­ tary which w i l l h opefu lly be picked up

by PBS. J o h n is fi n i s h i n g up a two-year term as president of the Oregon Association of J azz Educators. H i s a capella choir has also been asked to be o n e of the perform i ng g ro u p s at the Oregon C h oral Di rectors Association spri n g conference i n A p ri l . PATRICIA TUG G LE a n d M i chael J . Dykes were married A u g . 2 1 , 1 982 a n d a re l iv i n g i n Lacey, Wash , wh ere M i k e i s a n uph olsterer a n d Patricia i s a seam ­ stress i n Parkland.

adju nct professor of s pecial education at Jersey City State Col lege

1 972 M/M KEN E B ERT of Alta Lo ma, C a l i f . , a re t h e parents of a so n , Scott Jeffrey,

born Sept . 1 9 , 1 98 1 . He joi n s Dustin who now i s 3. Ke n i s co m m u n icatio n s su pervisor f o r U n ion Pacific Ra i l roa d . MlM LEIG HTO N KALAPA o f Hono l u l u , Hawaii a re t h e parents o f a son , David Arth u r Keo n i , born Aug 1 1 , 1 98 2 . He is their first chi ld .

summer Prog ra m For Gifted H.S. Stud ents Planned

1 970 The Rev. GORDON A . P R ITCHA R D , a Lutheran pastor, has joi ned t h e staff at M c M i n nville (Ore ) Com m u n ity Hospit­ al as the hospita l ' s chaplain Gordon will be respon s i ble for i n ter- denom i ­

nati o n a l pastoral services for hospital patients, th e i r fa m i l ies and hospital staff. He i s ma rried and lives i n

M c M i n n vi l l e with h i s wife, G reer, a n d six-year -old s o n , Scott J OA N (Cl ore) T H O M PSON adopted a d a u g hter from Korea . Lindsey Ky u n g w a s born M a r . 2 5 , 1 9 82 a n d a r rived here J u ly 2 1 , 1 98 2 . They live in Ventu­ ra, Calif. Dr. and M rs . C H ARLES VA NDE RP OOL ( KATHY VA N D E R POOL 7 1 ) have settled in Medford, Ore , w h e re C h u ck has pu rchased a n older dentist's private practice They had bee n livi n g i n

Oki nawa w h i l e C h uck was i n the U . S N av y They have two c h i l d r e n , J i l l , 5 a n d Ruth , 2 . T h e Rev. P H I LIP NESVIG a n d M rs . N esvig ( NATALIE J U H L '79) a re the

parents of a da ughter, Sonja E l is a bet h , born Feb . 5 i n Walla Walla , Wash . Philip i s pastor of Ch rist the K i n g Lutheran C h u r ch in M i l ton- Freewate r, where they res ide.

Ore ,

1 971 M/M J O H N AAKRE a re the parents of a daug hter, Lind sey Victo ria, born Nov.

29, 1 982 . John is associate di rector in the office of Development at PLU . LOWELL ANDERSON is serving his residency i n o rthoped ics at Orthoped­ i c Hospital in Los Angeles.

The Summer Scholars Progra m, a three-week study program for academica lly gifted high school j u n iors a n d seniors, will be held at Pacific Lutheran U niversity J uly 1 8Aug 5 . Sponsored by the Tacoma Area Council on Giftedness and PLU , the program will offer scholarly pro­ jects with outstand ing faculty i n adva nced mathematics, creative writing, computer science, art, philosophy, h istory, i nternational i s s u e s , a n d e n v i ro n m e n ta l chemistry. According to Dr. Jayasri Ghosh, TACG executive di rector, "the program will give participants a chance to explore their potential as leaders . " Projects w i l l feature combina. tion s of lectures, laboratory work, and field experience, along with exposure to residential ca mpus life. "The aim of the Summer Scho­ lars Prog ra m is simple but pro­ fou n d : to bring together good students and good teachers and ask them to do good work." Ghosh added . Sess i o n s w i l l meet M o nday through Friday during the three­ week period . For more i nformation call Dr . Ghosh. 756-3105, or Dr. Judy Carr at PLU, 535-71 30 .


1 973 DAVID and MARGARET ( Nerheim) GREENWOOD are the parents of a daughter, Megan Anne, born May 6, 1 982 . She joins a brother, Justin 2 . They are currently living in Singa pore. CARL SCHWINCK received his M. Div. from Ch rist Seminary, st. Louis, Mo. last May. He was ordained the same weekend and is now serving as prog­ ram director for Stephen Ministries. Carl married Ellen Lam mert on Nov. 26 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Louis. They make their home in St. Louis.

1974 L. SCOTI BUSER has been appointed marketing representative, for Real Estate Securities of BreviklWhyte Part­ , nerships ' Inc. in Tacoma, Wash. DOUGLAS GAVA earned his Ph.D. in cli nical psychology from the U niversity of Delaware-Wa lden in 1 981 . He now lives i n Richmond, VA . J U DY GOETZL has been elected to the Cornell U niversity Council, Cornell U niversity, Ithaca, N .Y . KIMBERLY GREEN-RIDER a n d hus­ band, Bob, have built a new home in the woods on a small private lake and share it with their 65-pound baby - a five month-old great dane. Their ad­ dress is Havana, Fla . KATH RYN (LePard) JACOBUS a n d husband, Jeff, are living in Savage, Mont., where Jeff is pastor of First and Grace Lutheran Churches. Kathryn and Jeff have two children, Jen nie, 5, and James 1 % . BILL a nd Michelle KRIPPAEHNE of Seattle, Wash., are the parents of a daughter, Inge Marie, born Nov. 22, 1 982 in Seattle. P RISCILLA PFLUEGER and Kevan F. Smith, were married March 27, 1 982 . Kevan is pastor at Bethel Lutheran in , Portland and Priscilla works as a mail­ carrier. They live in Portland, Ore. K R IS POLDA - H E N N E K E ( 8ulcroft) completed her Ph . D . in sociolOgy at the Un iversity of Min nesota and is currently assistant professor in re­ search methods, family aging, at st. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. CAROLY N N E SANDERS and John R . Bulger were married May 2 9 , 1 982 . He is currently a music teacher and Lynne teaches elementary orchestra in W. St Paul, Minn.

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KATHY (Welgren) RATASSEPP is sales associate with James W. Hodges, the. la rgest real estate firm in Olympia, Wash. She lives in Tumwater, Wash. DONALD L. ROWBERG, M . D . , has joined the medical staff at Spokane Internal Medicine. His residency i n internal medicine was completed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis. Don's practice will be split bet­ ween offices in the St Luke's office building and on North Pines in the Valley JOSEPH BEAU LIEU was one of four people who represented Olympia i n its bid to host the first-ever U .S. women's OlympiC marathon trials. For the first t i m e , the Olymp ics w i l l h ost a marathon for women with the sum­ mer games begin in Los Angeles in 1 984. Thanks to the efforts of Joe and other Olympia boosters, the U .s. wo­ men's trials will be conducted in the I capital city in the spring of 1 984. Olympia was one of 51 cities vying for the trials. Olympia was awarded the games over such heavyweight con ­ tenders a s Buffalo, N . Y . ; New York City; Los Angeles; and Kansas City, Mo. ANN BEST and Larry Fenzel were married Oct. 1 6, 1 982 . Ann is currently working as an RN in pediatrics at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Wash. Prior to her marriage she worked in Wenatchee, Wash , a s pediatric RN a n d diabetes educator at Central Washington Hospital, for six years Her husband is a nuclear design engi neer at Hanford. MARIA ( Ru mbaoa) RUSSELL is emp­ loyed by Orange Cou nty Housing and Community Development and her h usband is employed by Michelin Tire in Los Angeles They have one son and live in EI Toro, Calif. STEVE 76 and KRIS 78 ( Ringo) ISAACSON have moved back to Seattle where Steve will be working for Safeco Credit Company fina ncing maritime vessels. Kris will su bstitute teach and look for a full-time position in the elementary schools, They are happy to return to Seattle after spendi ng four years in Boise, Id. M/M ROLF TRAUTMANN (BONNIE BENE DETIm are the parents of a son, Kyle Anthony. He is 18 months you ng­ er than his brother, Tyson Christoph­ er. Rolf is working as an actuary for a pension consulting firm in Bellevue and Bonnie is in her final year of dental school at the Un iversity of Washing­ ton . They reside in Everett, Wash .

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BILL HOWISON was mamed to Diana Halter on Oct. 23, 1 982 in North HollyWood, Calif. Bill .is a �rial atto�ney ,m Los �ngeles and Diana IS a nutrition education consultant for the Dairy Council �f California. Ueut. (jg .) DANIEL N EPTUN, 74, and Wife (WE NDY WILCOX 75) have recentI y moved to Buxton, N.C., where Dan is the deputy grou p commander at USCG Group Cape Hatteras. They are the parents of a son, Donald Owen, bor� Sept. 19, 1 982 . He joins brothers, BenJa mm, 5; and Kenneth, 2'1 1 M/M KIRK NESVIG (Mary Lorentzsen 75) are the. parents of a daught�r, Sarah Katherine, born Oct. 25, 1 982 In St. Pa ul, Min n . H E LEN POHLIG gra� uated with honors �rom William Mitchell College of Law In June, 1 982, passed the state bar exam, and .is now � n associate with the Minneapolis law firm of Chestnut and Brooks. S�e and �er . h usband, . Ray Otto, continue to live In St. Paul.

____Del and JEANETIE (Mase) DITIUS

were married Aug 1 5, 1 980. Jeanette obtai ned her master's degree at that same time from the U niversity of Washington, majoring in educationcurriculum and instruction with the scholarship she received fr� m plaCing third in the 1 980 Miss Washington Scholarship Pageant. Up until that time, she taught math and Spanish at Edgemont Jr. High and more recently has taught computer science/math at Puyallup High School. She is currently on leave from the Puyallup SChool District to care for their first son, Brock Justin , born July 1 6 , 1 982 . Her husband teaches P . E . in the Puyal lup School District and also coaches M/M MIKE FLORIAN 7 8 (D E B B I E CHRISTIANSON 77) are the parents of a daughter, Melanie Joy, born Aug. 9, 1 982 . Mike completed his master's degree in school administration in May and is currently teaching at Commodore Bainbridge M iddle School on Bainbridge Island . Debbie teaches pri-

vate and class piano and is a member of the Bremerton Symphony. They live in Poulsbo, Was h , B R U C E a n d E R M A ( He n n essey) HOFFMAN are the parents of a son, Davis La'ikupu, born Aug 17, 1 982 . They live in Santee, Calif. DEBBIE REEVES was the winner of the Washi ngton State Business and Professional Women's title, "Young Career Woman" for 1 982 Debbie is on the faculty at Housel Middle School, now completing her sixth year i n education a t Prosser, Wash. M/M C LA I R T R O FTG R U B E N ' 7 8 (JAN ELLE MU NSON 77) are the parents of a daughter, Amy Lyn n, born Oct 29, 1 982 in Seattle, Wash . She is their first child . They l ive in Kent, Was h . E L L E N W O R L U ND - VOOR HAAR i s worki ng towards a doctor o f pharma ­ cy degree at the U niversity of Min­ nesota . She is a member of Rho Chi, scholastic honorary for pharmacy On July 1 6, 1 982 she married Richard Edward Voorhaar, a 1 973 graduate of Arizona State U niverSity, at the Univer­ sity Lutheran Center in Mi neapolis He is a doctoral ca ndidate in music theory and composition at the U niversity of Minnesota, where he studies with Domi nick Argento. They are both members of Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honorary for grad uate students. Ellen is employed by the pharmacy at A b b o t - N o rthweste rn Hospital i n Mi neapolis and Richard is chOir direc­ tor at the U niversity Lutheran Center in Min neapolis a n d Z i o Luthera n Church in St Paul. They live in St Pau l .

1 978 LISA (Liimatta) ANDERSON and hus­ b a n d , J i m , rec e n t l y m ov e d to Spokane, Wash. They are the parents of a daughter, Allison Rachael, born Sept 22, 1 981 . Lisa is a full -time homemaker and mother and Jim is currently on a year's leave of absence from urba n Young Life staff. They live at 923 W. 5th, Apt 5, Spokane, Wash . 99204 M/M GLEN DUNHAM '80 (CH ERYL DAEH LlN 78) are the parents of a daug hter, Kari Susannah, born Dec. 1 . Glen is completing a master's degree in materials science and working in photovoltaics resea rch. Cheryl has temporarily retired from n ursing to take up mothering. They live i n Rich­ land, Wash. MARYELLEN FISH ER took a two-year leave of absence from her grad uate studies at the U niversity of California­ Santa Barbara to go to Kenya, East Africa where she taught music in a govern ment secondary school near Lake Victoria as a Peace Corps volu n ­ teer. She h a s just returned a n d now resides in Thousand Oaks, Calif. J E FF MOORE recently moved ' to C hula Vista, Calif, where he is the manager of a Zales Jewelry store at Plaza Bon ita Mall in National City, Calif M/M LAY NE PREST are the parents of a daug hter, Emily Anne, born Sept 30, 1 982 . Layne is working for the State of Washington Department of Juvenile Rehabilitation as a counselor. Karin is an elementary teacher and homemak­ er, They live in Naselle, Wash. CARY SHEFKLEY is working for Rock­ well International and living in Torr­ ance, Calif.

1 979 CORINNE BEYER and Jerome Cou­ ture were married June 20, 1 982 in San Francisco, Calif. After receiving her master's degree in m usic, Corinne and

Jerome moved to Ashland, Ore. She is now working on her Ph.D. They live in Jacksonville, Ore. KAY BROSSARD graduated in June 1 982 from the U niversity of Washing­ ton School of Law and passed the July Washington State Bar Exa m . She is now a n associate in the law firm of Armstrong, Vanderstoep , Remu n d and Kelly i n Chehalis, Wash. MARK FOTHERINGHAM and wife , M a r i lyn, reside in Tacoma. Wash . , where Mark i s employed with Pacific Chemica l . STEPHANIE I RWIN a n d J I M PETERS were married April 23, 1 982 and are now livi ng in Vancouver. Wash. Jim is prosecuting attorney for Clark County a nd Stepha nie is teach ing seventh grade in the Battle Ground School District. KAREN " Kitts" KE LLY is secretary for Joyce Eilers Bacak (composer) in Taco­ ma, Wash. She also owns and operates Kitts Custom Nursery and has a son Bra ndon Glen, born Jan 3, 1 981 Her husband is a full -time student at the U n iversity of washi ngton MAREN (Egertson) OPPELT joined the Air Force in December, leaving her job as church organist at Mountain­ view Lutheran Ch urch in Puyallup. While she was at Mou ntai nview she performed Bach festivals and hymn festivals and gave organ recitals in the su rrou nding area . Her "farewell" per­ formance was given Sunday, Nov. 14 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sedro-Woolley, Wash .

1 980 KAREN BATES is i nterning at Beth­ lehem Lutheran Church in St Cloud, Minn" and will return to Luther­ Northwestern Seminary next fall. M/M MARK BROCKER 79 mONNA THOMAS '80l are the parents of a jaughter, Rachel Ruth , born Aug . 27� 1 982 . She joins a brother Isaac Thomas uVho is 2 . CRAIG MULLER i s financial services · officer for commercial loa ns at the Bank of America in Pleasanton, Calif. WENDY SUE PHILLIPS and Robert Edwards were married in Long Beach, Calif on Dec. 27, 1 981 . They now reside in Woodburn, Ore., and are the parents of a son, Robert Joseph, born Dec. 8, 1 982 . CORAL ROBINSON is still working for Sheffield Hotels, but has transferred to the corporate offices and is starti ng a marketing research department Coral is engaged to a Minnesota a rchitect, Scott Bohne and they plan to marry Aug 27 in Anchorage, Alaska . Anyone who may be in the Anchorage area at that time is welcome to come to the wedding R.SVP. to Coral at 241 1 East 1 7th Ave , Anchorage, AK 99504. FRANCISCA WERY graduated from the American Graduate SChool of International Management in Aug 1 981 and is now working for NIKE Inc. in Beaverton, Ore" coordinating Latin American promotions. DAVID WESTBURG received his mas­ ter's degree from Rutgers, the State U niversity of New Jersey. on May 26, 1 982 .

1 981 MARJIE AND ERSON '81 and RANDY ROCHESTER 78, were married July 29, 1 982 in Tacoma, Wash . They are residing in Puya llup, Wash., where Randy is working at Pyrodine Com­ pany as a sales representative and Marjie is teaching fifth qrade in the


! u n i v e rs i ty

P l a c e S c h o o l D i s t r i ct , Tacom a . B O B BALL a n d wife, Lyris, returned to Tacoma in March of 1 982. Lyris began her fi n a l work on her psychology major at PLU and Bob took a positi o n as d i rector o f n ursing a n d progra m ­ m i ng i n a private 50- bed psychiatric treatment facility He is sti l l worki ng o n h i s M PA through PLU's exten s i o n program I n M a rch o f 1 982 Bob a c ­ cepted a co m m ission i n the A r m y Reserve, a n d atte nds drill i n t h e same u n it of a n u mber of PLU n u rs i n g faculty M/M DALE HILLE ( GAYLE E N SOR ' 8 1 ) are the p a rents of a dau ghter, Jayleen M a rtha, born J a n 1 4 . They a re living i n M a rysville, Wash , where D a l e i s work­ i n g for Boy Scouts of America as d istrict executive . A N ITA H O LMBERG has just been appoi nted m a nager of the appa re l department of K - M a rt stores i n Pre­ scott Ar i z . GR EGG V E R M I LLION '81 a n d TA M I LOID H A M E R ' 8 1 were married i n Taco­ ma, Wash o n Aug 1 4, 1 9 82 Gregg is worki ng as an engi neer at Boe i ng a n d Ta m i wo rks i n Res idence Life a t Seattle Pacific U n iversity M/M CARL KNOX '80 (J U LI E CARLSO N ' 8 1 ) a re the pa rents of a s o n , Jordan C h risto p he r, born Dec. 2 0 , 1 98 2 Carl i s i n h i s th i rd y e a r of denta l school at the U n ivers ity of Washington Julie i s a su bstitute teacher in the N o rthshore School Dlst They live i n Seattle, Wa sh . C H E R Y L McC R U M is K I R O Newsra d i o 7 1 ' s AM R a d i o sales secretary She i s engaged t o b e ma r ried t o Bobby Forch, Jr. of Tacoma, Was h . D IA N E VAN VLEET is empl oyed as a n R N a t Sanford U n iversity Med ical Cent­ e r in Pa l o Alto, Calif. Her area of specia lty is i nte rmed iate i n tensive ca re with post-op open heart s u rgery pa ­ tients, incl u d i n g hea rt a n d h eart- l u n g tra n s pla nts S h e resides i n S u n nyva l e , Calif .

1 982 M E RRI J EAN BIGOD is worki ng at Denve r General Hospita l as a staff R N o n a s u rgi ca l floor. S h e lives i n Denver, Colo . CARLA BREEDEN has been pro­ moted to prod ucti o n assi stant for KCPQ C h an ne l 1 3 in Tacoma, Wash . She is a l s o video - g ra ph i cs coordi nator for the TV stati o n . MARK B Y L i s working for Seattle Trust a n d Savings Ba n k in Seattle, Was h . as a trader in the trust divisi o n . T I M D R EWES played a recital i n E d m o n d s , Was h . f o r t h e national con ­ vention of the Organ Hi storical Society last June. He is now worki ng as a n o rgan b uilde r for George Bozeman of Deerfield, N . H . BILL KNAPP i s wOrking for his father, who owns Skyline Logging Co. a n d Firwood Veneer M i l l i n Sandy, Ore. B i l l is marketi n g the w o o d o n t h e site a n d has opened u p t h e a rea t o firewood : cutters He says he puts his b u s i n ess education to work a n d it is paying off. ,I DAVE '81 a n d K I M (Ross) LAWSON a re now l ivin g in Dallas, Tex . , wh ere Dave i s . perso nnel manager o f t h e Dallas flex­ I i b le packaging plant with St Reg i s : Pa per V I R G I N I A M I L L O '82 a n d R O L F . M E H L U M '83, were married Sept 1 1 , , 1 982 i n Port A n geles, Was h . SAN D RA N E LSO N '82 a n d RANDALL YOA K U M '82 were m a rried Aug 1 4 , 1 982 i n Tacoma , Wash . Sa ndy currently is a n u rse in Phoenix a n d Randy w i l l complete his master's prog ram from Arizona State U n iversi ty i n Aug 1 98 3 . They l i v e i n Scottsdale, Ari z .


In Memoriam

Rav Osterloh

RAY OSTERLOH, '57 of Kent, Wash , d ied of ca ncer on October 1 5 , 1 982 . Ray had been a stock­ broker fo r over 15 years, servi ng for 1 3 years with Dean Witter before joining E, F. Hutton in 1 980 . A native of Twin Falls, Id , he and his wife, Janie (Old ham '60) moved to the Des Moines, Wash. ; area 20 yea rs ago. Ray was an active member of the PLU Q Club and Heritage Society He was also ac­ tive in Grace Lutheran Church, the Des Moines Jaycees, Highline Soc­ cer Association, South King Coun­ ty Soccer Refe rees, and Federa l Way Rotary In additio n to his wife, Ray is survived by his two sons, Eric and Greg ; pa rents Walter a n d Frieda; a brother, Gary; and two nephews, Kirk and Ke nt The family suggests memorials to the Grace Luthera n Church Memorial Fund or the American Ca ncer Society NANCY LEE DARR, '54, passed away in October 1 981 . She lived in Waukesha, Wisc. KIRKBALL BRUCE KUEHN, '82, passed away after a br�ef ill ness at his home in Arlington, Tx. Nov. 1 1 , 1 982. He was a student in the U n ive rsity of Texas G ra d ua te School of Social Work at the time of h is death . He is survived by h is mother, Patricia M . Kue h n ' of Pri nceton and mount Dora, Fla. , his father Eberhard M . Kuehn of Altamont Springs, Fla " his brother Ja mes of Ketchum, Idaho and daughter Ton i Alicia of Cheyenne, Wyo. DAVE HAUGE, ' 59, classified ad­ vertising sales manager for The Portland Oregonian , passed away Nov. 25, 1 982 following a heart attack in his home in Beaverto n . Survivors in clude his wife, Tami; three daughters, Bunett, Brigett and M ichelle; and a son, David ,

Warren Lee

WARREN LEE, '64, passed away Dec. 1 3, 1 982 in Tucson, Arix. , afte r a battle with cancer. The past 1 3 years, Lee had been the head . trainer at the Un iversity of Arizona. He is survived by his wife, An drea, a n d two child ren, Erik, 1 3, and Alison, 9. Dr. J ESS E PFLUEGER, '37, of Grayland, Wash ., passed away Dec. 2 1 , 1 982 following a heart attack. He was a retired physician and a former member of the Board of Regents at Pacific Lutheran Un­ iversity. He is survived by his wife Alice (Ford '42) and two daug hters, pricilla 74 and Naomi 78. DO ROTHY BATSCH ! . a cook at PLU, passed away on Jan. 2, 1 983 . She is survived by her husband, Wallace, a daughter, Candy Wies of Puyallup; a son, Ji mmy of Tacoma; her mother, Frieda Mettler of Puya llup; three sisters, Jackie Wil­ liams and M ickey Faust, both in Pennsylvania, and Chris Goretti of Tacoma; and three g randchildren. M ELVI N SOLHEIM, a retired Pacif­ ic Lutheran U n iversity housekeep­ ing supervisor, passed away Feb. 3, 1 983 after a short ill ness with ca ncer. Survivors include a son, Charles of Port Orch a r d ; two daughters, M a rion Hard i ng of Kent and Margit Hunt of Los Angeles, one sister and two brothers. J E RRY E. JURKOVICH, '50, fishing gear specialist with the Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center, Na­ tional Marine Fisheries Service, died on July 21 . 1 982 in Seattle after a brief ill ness . He is survived by h is wife, Phyllis, a nd daughter, Julie Turner, both of Seattle; his m other of Anacortes; his sister, June, of Fairfax Station, Va .; and a brother, John, of Guemes Island, Wash . WILLIAM TH EODORE STORMSKI, ' 1 0, passed a way i n Taco m a , Wash. , o n Dec. 6 , 1 982,

Or. Erich Knorr

ERICH KNORR, former dea n of PLU 's College of Arts and Sciences, passed away Dec. 26, 1 982. He i s survived b y a s o n , Robert of Bothell; a sister, M rs. Helene Chaf­ fey of Sheboygan, Wis.; a half brother, Adolf Zielsdorf of Port­ land; 1 0 g randchil d ren and Ave g reat-g ra ndchildren

Mari ner-Ya nkee Ca me April ' Is PLU Night It will be PLU Night in the Seattle kingdome April 7 when the Seattle M a riners play host to the New York Yankees. The d rawing power of the Yank· ees, as �ell as the scheduling of a night school honor student night, is expected to attract more tha n 30,000 fans to the game, accord ­ ing to Mari ner officials. PLU students will be involved in pre-game activities, and the PLU J a z z E n sem ble is tentatively scheduled to perform . PLU students, alum n i, staff and friends may purchase discounted tickets through the PLU U n iversity Center.

Alu mni Chapters Oather In Los Angeles, H onolulu Los Angeles a n d Honolulu were the sites of the two most recent PLU alumni chapter gatherings, I n Los Angeles over 40 alumn i , parents and friends met at the home of Tracy 75 and Terry (Pfeifer 75) Totten for a backyard salmon bake, Salmon was also on the menu i n Hawaii, when 50 alum ni, pa rents . a nd friends were joined by 62 members of the touri ng Universi­ ty Chorale.c

14 sports

PL U 's Best Woman Skier Ever

Jil l Mu rray Do minates Northwest collegiate Al pine Rac ing Scene By Jim Klttllsby Skhng has n ever been an u p h i l l stru gg le fo r J i l l M u rray, a yo u n g woman i n a h u rry On the other hand, it hasn't been a l l dow n h i l l f o r her either . In her two- yea r PLU stint, M u r­ ray has bee n a d o m i n ant alpine racing fig u re i n the Northwest Col l egiate Ski Conference . The 24year-old business a d m i n istration major, NCSC g i a nt s l a l o m r u n ­ ne ru p i n 1 983, q u a l ified for the Nation a l Collegi ate Ski Associati o n championships. Disra e l i , who wou ld have felt i l l a t ease in a spo rts ch it-chat set­ ti n g , once said that there a re l ies, exp letive-deleted l ies, and statist­ ics. However, to put M u rray 's snow show in to p e rspective, it is necessa ry to exa m i n e the schoo l ' s slat reco rd . From 1 97 1 through 1 981 , i n over 50 races, Lute skiers col lec­ tively brought home seven i n d i ­ vidual f i rst - p l ace a l pi ne troph ies D u ri n g one fou r-year stretch , PLU was shut out. D u r i n g M u rray's Cascade rei g n , she won seven g i a n t s l a l o m a nd fou r slalom eve nts. "In my years as a com petitor and coach at Michigan Tech a n d i n my short stint a t P L U , I have neve r seen a nyone so d o m i nate a l pi ne raci n g , " said first-year coach Rick Kapala " It's a l m ost i m possible i n a l p i n e ski i n g (slalom a n d g i a n t s l a l o m ) to w i n reg u la rly, beca use there isn't much m a rg i n for error. Y et, she won fo u r stra i g ht g i a nt slalom races as a junior This year , Jill had a five-win streak, m ix i ng s l a l o m and

g i a nt slalo m , o r 'GS', as peo ple i n the ski i ng frate rn ity ca l l it. " The ' ma rg i n fo r error' needs some cla rificati o n . Slalom s k i i n g is a zig -zag run of 30-45 seco n ds d u ration thro u g h gates . The giant sla l o m , as the name m i g ht i m p ly , is longer, 50-60 seconds fo r the ski l led sk ier. Slalo m racing is a series of high -speed tu rns a n d , if set up as a dou bl e - po l e course, the moves become even m o re tech n i c a l . G i a nt slalom is always d o u b le- pole, i . e . , the racer goes between gates. I ron i ca l ly, M u rray fi n i s hed sec­ ond in g i a nt slalo m , her specia lty, in the open ing race of the season at White Pass. The i n cid ent bor­ dered on comedy relief . With a two-seco nd lead going i nto the seco nd run (there a re two runs i n each event), the P L U se nior went through two of the 50 gates backwards. " It was ra i n i n g a n d , with my goggles on, I co uld n ' t see , " said Jill. I got i n the wro n g l a n e , passed t h e two g ates on the wrong si de, then had to j u m p back over a mog ul (snow b u m p or h i l l ) and re- a p p roach the p o l e s i n the proper pattern " The snafu cost her two to th ree seconds. She sti l l f i nished second , o n e tick behind the leader. The 1 977 gradu ate of Seattl e's Qu een Anne High School atte nded the U n i versity of Washington fa l l a n d spring f o r th ree yea rs, but did n't ski for the H uskies. She did p l ay th ree s e a s on s of va rs ity soccer. ' ' I ' d been skiing since age fou r a n d was tota lly wrap ped up i n 'dow n h i l l ' racing That's m o re o n "

Jill Murra y

the straight-away, so you ca n generate speeds of u p to 80 m i les an h o u r . Beca use of the da nger, the 'dow n h i l l ' event has bee n aband oned by the col legiate ski associatio n s . " "The Pacific Northwest Ski As­ sociation gave me a n o utlet for my d a re - devil d rive a n d I co m peted for eight years on Washingto n , Oregon, a n d Idaho slopes That :: i rcuit has no col leg iate affi liati o n , b ut is m a d e u p of highly skill ed racers. " When J i l l q uit rac i ng in 1 980 to become reg i o n a l marketing d i rec­ tor for the US Ski Associat i o n , late r a l p i ne coord i n ato r f o r the area, she ra n ked as the n u m be r one wo m e n ' s dow n h i l l skier, of a l l a g e g roups, i n the Northwest. During her travels on the PNSA circuit, she met Greg Ti m m , who later recr u ited her for PLU . The persuasive Ti m m , a talented Lute s e n i o r w h o s e m u lt i p l e s k i l l s (slalom, g i a nt s l a l o m , a n d cross country) m a ke h i m a s k i m e ister

ca ndi date in nearly every meet, sold J i l l on the ease of converting to s l a l o m - g i a nt s l a l o m racing She was a lso attracted by PLU's h ig h ly acclaimed School cf Busi ness Ad­ m i n istratio n . " H e r success this yea r, w i n n i ng seven races i n te n reg u l a r season outi ngs, has been aga i nst the best in the a re a , l a rge school and sma l l , " said Ka pala PLU com petes in the n o rthern division of the NCSC, a n eleven school a l l i a n ce w h i c h i n c l u d e s U n i v e r s i ty of Was hi ngton Twe nty-six schools were rep resented at the th ree­ division conference meet. "J ill's g reatest asset is consiste ncy. She's n ot easily affected by press u re. She takes everything i n . stride a n d doesn't worry a bout such thi n g s as slope cond itions or cou rse layout " On the basis of her two-yea r raci ng performa nce, J i l l M u rray ra n ks as the best woman skier i n P L U history. A n d that's no s n ow job. Or is it?

Men' s , Women's Conference Swim Titles TOp Winte r sports ExplOits Call it a PLU polyester p l oy, but winter sports coaches fo u n d a way to stretch their seaso n s well into M a rc h . M E N 'S BASKETBALL m i ssed a n NAIA D i strict playoff berth on the final day of the reg ular seaso n . The Lutes, 1 1 - 1 5 overa l l , lost to Seattle U . PLU , 7-5 in conference play ( t h i r d ) , d i d ' t h a ve e n o u g h cru ches in stoc k to outfit its cripples , Starters Ed Boyce, M i ke Cransto n, a d Pau l Boots, collec­ tively co ntri bu t i n g over 40 paints a g a me , went down in early J a n u a ry Boyce ( knee ca rtilage) u nde rwen t s u rgery and missed the balance of the seaso n . C ra n ston ( hyperex­ tended k n e e ) was o u t t h r e e weeks, Boots (two spra in ed an kles) a month . Mark Falk ca me off the bench to help fill the void, scoring 1 1 pOints a g a m e Curt Rod i n , a late a rrival on the hoop scene because of a prior com mitment to footb a l l , was named on both the COSI DA and NAIA Aca demic A I I -

Am erica grid s q u a d s . H e w a s a lso the recipient of a s i n g u l a r national honor, the NAIA Coaches' Associ a ­ t i o n Scholars h i p Awa rd, a sti pend i ntended to be a p p l ied toward g raduate study WOM E N ' S BASK ETBALL rested on the SOO fence e i g ht ti mes d u ri ng the campa ig n , i n c l u d i n g the date S C E N E d ri b b led to the pri nte r. The Lady Lutes, 1 4- 1 4 with a week rem a i n i n g in the reg u la r seaso n , had a mathe matical cha nce, a l beit slim, to cl a i m a reg i o n a l berth . Senior forward C i ndy Betts clicked at nea rly 1 3 pOints a game, w h i le j u n i o r center Teresa Ha nsen p u l led down n i n e rebounds per co ntest Senior gua rd Na ncy Ell erts o n dis­ hed o ut nearly five assists per session . A rkade l phia, Ark . may not be on Fodor's favorite oasis list, but WO M E N ' S SWI M M IN G calls O u ach i ­ t a Ba ptist a must-see water hole That's the s ite of the N,A,IA natio n a l swim meet J u n i or L i z G reen led

the PLU delegation after w i n n i n g fo u r WCIC events, the 1 00 1 M , 200 1 M . 400 1 M , a n d 200 b reastroke, each i n sch ool , co nfere nce, a n d meet record t i m e . B a r b Hefte, Kerri Butcher, K i rste i n Olso n , a n d Kristy Sode rman placed in five races each as the Lady Lutes captu res th e i r fi rst WC I C title. Sack i n g the NCW heavy h a rd ­ ware for the thi rd stra i g h t year, M E N ' S SW I M M I N G loaded the a r k f o r th e trip to Arka n sa s . j u n i o r T i m Dah e i m w o n three conference events, the 500 freestyle, 400 1 M , and 1 650. I t was rlis third stra i g ht league title in the latter two races . M i ke MacKi n n o n sh attered the ol dest record in the NCW books i n w i n n i n g t h e 1 00 breaststroke . He · settled fo r runnerup I n the 200 breast when tea mmate Jon Chris­ tensen ca rved fou r seconds from the meet record . Why not M i not? That was the WRESTLI NG m o tto w h e n M i ke Ag osti n i packed fo r the NAIA n a -

tional meet i n North Dakota . Agos­ ti n i , a 1 982 All -Am erican at 1 77 po u n ds, beefed u p to 1 90 th is yea r and won both the confe rence and d i strict go l d . Lute grapplers were decimated by i n j u ry a n d d ro pped to fou rth place in the NorthWest C onfe re nce . G reg Ti m m 's r u n n e r u p fi nis h i n s k i m e i ste r com petition a t the NCSC meet was the p i n nacle per­ forma n ce in M E N ' S SKII N G . T h e Lutes, thi rd i n t h e northern div i ­ s i o n o f the N o rthwest C ol leg iate Ski Conference, also got good showi ngs From nord ic ace Sverre H use a n d s l a l o m speci al ist Dave Cole . W O M E N ' S SKIING focused on the explo its of J i l l M u rray (see rel ated story) , but PLU nordic com petitors p i led up points th roughout the seaso n . Paula Brown was eig hth i n cross cou ntry a t the conference meet In fu l l season com pilatio ns, the Lady Lutes w e re second in the N CSC n orth ern divi s io n .




H igh Hopes Abo u nd As Lute Ath letes Prepa re For Action In Nine Spring sports It's not exactly in the John Philip Sousa t radition, but Pacific Luthe­ ra n athletes will play this March in 5/4 time, Men's spring sports will get a five Lute toot, while the women, with a program to match, except for golf, beat the d rums for four, When Roy Carlson peruses his i G OLF roster, it suits him to a tee, IC arlson has four returnees from a isquad which tied for the NWC title, placed second in the six-stop Northwest Small College, and fin ­ ished third at the NAIA Dist rict 1 s h o o t o u t . J u n i o r J eff C l a re , medalist i n the Classic, runnerup !at conference, leads the fairway ;forces, It's not 1984, but SOFTBALL attention is focused on a couple of Olympic athletes. Two sophomore t ransfers from the Bremerton­ based community college, catcher Debbie Picinich and left-handed pitcher Monica Aug hnay, could breathe some life into the Lute prog ra m, which was in 4-18 com­ atose condition at the close of the 1 982 season, PLU, which hit ,330 as a team, has its cornerstone infiel­ ders back. Senior first baseman Lori Smith, senior second sacker Betty Buslach, and sDphomore third baseman Spud Hovland hit , 360, ,380, and , 350 respectively. BASEBALL coach Jim Girvan can detonate his diamond with bats that go 'boom' , PLU, 14-1 7 last year, stroked for a .306 team average, The bombard ment could Ista rt with senior outfielder Rich 'Vranjes and senior catcher M ike larson, Vranjes ripped the ball for a ,388 average and d rove i n a tea m-high 24 runs, while Larson, a .31 6 hitter, jolted five home runs, Sophomore flyhawk Joh n Panko , spa n ked six homers to go with a , 3 1 9 swat mark. Senior righthan­ der Ted Walters, 4-4 in 1982, heads the mound staff, I n WOM E N 'S TRACK, the next thing will be Firestone 500 patches on the runners' uniforms, Brad Moore is operating a speedway National 1 0,000 meter cham pion K risty Purdy, runnerup in the 5000, will head PLU's hunt for a third straight WC lC team title, The most recent of Purdy's five AII­ America scrolls isfor a fo urth place showi ng at NAIA cross country n atio n a l s , wh ere PLU fin ished fifth . Sophom ore sPrinter Ka ra Kehoe, conference champion in both the 1 00 nd 200, is p u shed by a n ot h e r s o p h o m o re , K a r i n a Za melis, Senior M onica Johnson will defend her WClC 400 meter crown, as will senior Heather J a h r i n the 100 meter h u rdles Fourth at both the conference a n d district level s last yea r in M EN'S TRACK, PLU will p i n Its hopes on a javelin th rower, a 400 meter specialist , a nd a pa ir of decath­ letes, Sophomore Mike Heelan will

defend NWC and NAIA Dist. 1 titles in the javelin, where he peaked at 209-2, Another two-plateau win­ ner, sophomore Kris Rocke, had a personal best 418-8 last season in the 400, PLU 's quickest one-lap tour in ten yea rs, The Lutes a re two-deep i n quality decathletes, J u n i o r Paul M e n t e r , d i st r i c t cham pion a n d ninth at nationals, will be joined by senior Phil Schot. A two-time All-American , Schot missed most of the 1982 season with a hamstring i njury, Rowing at a considerably faster clip than the proverbial 'gently down the s t rea m , ' W O M E N ' S CREW is coming off a 1982 float which p roduced a second place regional finish in flyweight fours, third in both sen ior open pa irs and novice fours, Coach Dave Peter­ son will put open shell oa rs in the hands of seniors Sara Lopez, junior Pam Knapp, and sophomores Juli Tilden and Jea n Luce. Knapp is the crew commodore, Seniors Jenny Nelson and Na ncy Egaas a re the foundation of the flyweig ht four, Half a shell may sound like an e ntree at a seafood restaura nt, but to M EN 'S CREW coach Dave Peterson , it's an even bigger treat. Peterson has two rowers and a coxswain back from the Lute shell which won the prestigious West­ ern Springs lightweight four-with­ cox event last spring in Long Beach, California , Senior stroke Jim Schacht, senior bowman Bob Trandsen, and junior coxwain Gail Rice helped PLU post its first win at Marine Stadium since 1 970, For W O M E N 'S TENNIS coach Mike Benson, it's tough to come up with an encore , The Lady Lutes, second at the AIAW Division I I I tournament, the hig hest national finish in the history of PLU wo­ men's sports, have three of the select six racqueteers back, Seek­ ing a fourth straight WClC team title, PLU will build a round junior Stacia Edmunds ( 1 8-11), senior Sha ron Garlick ( 1 4-7), and se nior Karen Stakkestad (20-6), Ed munds had half interest i n the second doubles runnerup medal at na­ tionals, Garlick was run nerup in fourth sing les and joi ned Stakkes­ tad to place second in third dou­ bles, Yakima freshman Chris Dick­ in sen is hig hest rega rded , M E N 'S TEN NIS would n 't care to scratch on the eight- ba l l t h i s spri n g , The Lutes w i l l go after an eig th straight NWC a n d NAIA Distri c 1 title, PLU, 16-9 last year, tied for 1 8th at n ationals. Three tou rnament veterans a re back, senior Cra i g Koessle r ( 2 0 - 1 3 ) , sop�lomore Tom Peterson (2 3-8 ) , and sophomore Eddie Schu ltz Out last year with a knee in jury, Schultz was 23-7 in 1981 , Keossler and Peterson joined forces to win the district doubles title, then battled to the third round at nati o n a l s ,

Twenty-nine of PLU's 64 All-Americans were on hand for a photo following a ' special luncheon honoring them at PLU Feb, 12.

PLU Honors 64 All- Americans During February Festivities Still unresolved is whether the 1978 Lute team was superior to its 1 964 counterpart (or was it 1969 and 1 9577), However, there was crowd consensus on a related topic. The Feb, 1 2 basketball half­ time show-cased the most re­ nowned g roup of PLU ath letes ever assembled , Pacific Luthera n saluted its 64 All-Americans, from 1 940 foot ball g reat Marv Tommervik to d istance run ner extraordinaire Kristy Pur­ dy, who has a five scroll collection midway through her junior yea r, T h i rty-th ree of the athletic . luminaries were physically pre­ sent. Excused absences were ten­ dered to Hans Albertsson (track), Bjorkinge, Sweden; Verner Lages' son (track), Lund, Sweden; Barb Varseveld (swimming), Jaka rta, In­ donesia , The Who's Who assembly at­ tracted two of PLU's three four­ year A l l -Ame rica n s , swimmers Bruce Wa kefield and Ron Barna rd , Three-time NAIA javelin champion John Fromm was on hand, as was Tommervik, whose passing ex­ plOits are heralded in revered tones to this day by the Taco ma Athletic Commission, Among the lum ina ries was Dianne Johnson, who earned All-America recog ni­ tion i n th ree sports (cross country, skiing, and track) i n the same school year, 1 981-82, Fifty of these 64 fi rst-tea m AII­ Americans earned their scrolls in the last 10 years Eleven different spo rts a re represented PLU Lute All -Americans a re Wo m e n ' s C ross C o u n try Dianne Joh nson , 1 981; Kristy Pur­ dy' 1 981 -82; Juli e St. J ohn , 1981 , Women 's Skiing - Dianne John­ son, 1 982 , Women 's Swim ming ­ Wendy Hunt, 1 977 -78; Taml Ben ­ nett, 1977 - 78-79; K ren Beggs, 1 977; Barb Varseveld, 1 977; Jane M i ller, 1 977-78; Celia McCo rmack. 1977 ; Heidi Olson, 1 978; Elizabeth G reen, 1981 -82; Ba rba ra Hefte, 1982 , Women's Track - Kristy

Purdy, 1 981 -82; Dianne Johnson, 1 982 , Men's Basketball - Chuck Cur­ tis, 1 959; Curt Ga mmell, 1 966; Footba l l - M a rv To m mervik, 1 940-41 ; Marv Harshman, 1941 ; , Don D'Andrea, 1 947; Ron Billings, ' 1952; Les Rucker, 1964; M a r v ' Peterson , 1965; Larry Green, 1975; AI Bessette, 1 976; Steven I rion , 1 977; John Zamberlin, 1 978; Scott Westering, 1 980; Scott Kessler, 1 980; Greg Rohr, 1 981 ; Dave Reep, 1 981; Scott McKay, 1981 . Goft - ' I Blaker Bostrom, 1974, Men's Swi m mi ng - Randy seen, 1 969 ; Terry Ludwig, 1 972-73; Mike Osborne, 1 972; Glenn Preston , ' 1973 -74-75-75; Scott Wakefield, 1973 -74-75; Gary Hafer, 1 973-74; Bob Loverin, 1973-74-75; Chris P a n ke y , 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 - 7 5 ; G a r y Shellg ren, 1 974-75-75; Steve Ra n­ dle, 1974; Ron Ba rnard , 1975-76 - 1 77-78; Dave Smith, 1 975; Chuck Robinson, 1 975; Bruce Wakefield, 1 9 76-77-78-79; Tom Hend ricks, 1 977; Bruce Templin, 1977-78; Kyle Geiger, 1977; Bill Parnell, 1977; Craig Sheffer, 1 977; Mark Olson, 1 9 8 1 ; Scott Chase, 1982 ; Tim Daheim , 1982 . Men's Tennis - Dave Trageser, 1977-78-79; Mike Hoeger, 197879; Men 's Track - John Fromm, 1956-57 -5 8; Hans Al bertsson , 1 962 ; Verner Lagesson, 1 964; Leif Jo h n s so n , 1965; M a r k S m i t h , 1973 -74-75; Randy Ship ley, 1 973; Mark Sa lzman, 1 974; Phil Schot. '1 980-81 . Wrestling - Paul Giovan­ nini. 1 981 ; M ike Agostini, 1 982 .



Calendar of Events Boa rd of Regents Tacoma and Vicinity

Dr. TW. Anderson Mr. George Davis Mr M . R Knudson Dr. Richard Klein Mr. George Lagerquist Mr H a r ry M org an Dr. W O. Rieke D r Roy Virak Rev. David Wold, chairman

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Lila Moe Memorial Recital, pian ist Richard Farner, East­ void Aud" 8 p m . Brahms 1 50th An niversary Festiva l , vocal a n d instru­ mental, Univ. Center, 8 p . m Concert, U n iversity Sym ­ phonic Band, Eastvold Aud , 8 p. m A rt Exhibit. "C lay - Two D i rectio n s , " Jeff Proctor a n d P a t McCormick, Wekell Gal­ lery, 9-4 weekdays Marketing Symposium " R eal Strategies for the '80s , " U n ­ iv. Center, 1 0- 5 . Recital, classical gu itarist Ja mes Kline, I n g ra m Hall, 8 p . m ASPLU Concert Series, J o h n Fisher, Olson Aud , 7 30 p . m Brahms 1 50th A n niversary Festiva l , vocal and i n str u ­ menta l , U n iv. Center, 8 p . m P L U Health Fair, Univ. Cent­ er, all day B ra h m s 1 50th An­ n iversary Festival, piano, U n ­ i v . Center, 8 p m Perfo rma nce, Mr. Fi ngers, Univ. Center, 8 p m . Concert, Wash ing ton Brass Qui ntet Un iv. Center, 8 p m U n iversity Theatre, "picnic," Eastvold Aud , 8 p m Parents' Weekend Intercultural Fair, U n iv Cent­ er, all day Homecoming Concert, Choir of the West, Eastvold Aud., 8 p.m. Performance, mime G regg Goldston, U n iv. Center, 8 p m. Recita l , guitarist Bret Heim, I n gram Hall, 8 p.m U n iversity Theatre, "P icnic," Eastvold Aud" 8 p m . Artist Series, pian ist Robin McCabe with PLU Symphony Orchestra, Eastvo ld Aud . , 8 p.m Concert, An Evening o f Jazz, univ. Center, 7 : 30, 9, 10 p . m Artist Series, pian ist Robin McCabe with PLU Sy mph o ny Orchestra, Tacoma Pantages Theatre, 8 p . m .

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Brahms 1 50th Ann iversary Festiva l , choral and piano, u n iv. Center, 8 p . m Art Exhib it, Invitational Self-Portrait exh ibit, Wekell Gallery, 9-4 weekdays Con cert, An Evening of Contemporary Music, univ. Center, 8 p . m . Concert, Early Music Consort, U niv. Center, 8 p.m Performance, An Eve n i ng of Dance, Eastvold Aud , 8 p . m Artist Series, musical co m edy " I Do, I Do," Eastvold Aud., 8 p . m . Concert, An Evening of Jazz, Univ. Center, 7:30, 9, 10 p . m Concert, Mu Phi E pSilon, U n iv. Center, 8 p . m . Concert, Student Chamber Ensemble, U n iv Center, 8 p.m. Global Studies Symposium , U niv. Center, 3 p . m . ASPLU Concert Series, Ba rry McGuire, Olson Aud , 7:30 p.m. U n iversity Theatre, "American ClOCk, " Eastvold Aud . , 8 p.m.

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FOOTBALL: PLY vs LINFIELD SPECIAL REUNIO S: University Chorale and Cheerleaders, Song Leaders and Yell Leaders

REUNION CLASSES: 1 978, 1 973, 1 968, 1 963, 1 958, 1 953, 1 948, 1 943, 1 938, 1 933 and Golden Club.

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JUNE 1 0 - 30, 1983 ROST D TOURS

Tour hosts will be Professors Ken Christopherson (teaches "luther" at PLU) and Walter Pilgrim (Director of LITE). Both have traveled these Reformation sites extensively. Their expertise will educattonally "make" this tour! (Tour can also be taken for PLU credit ) COST: ca. $2400 all-Inclusive ($1 425 plus airfare): 1 st-class rooms with bath, breakfasts and dinners, tips, guide services, entrance fees, land and air transportation (excluding passports).

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Volume LXIII No. 2

Pacific Lutheran University Bulletin (USPS 41 7-660)

June 1 983:

Fitness center Donated .










Taco ma's Scott and Sis Names have do nated a $450,000 fitness center to PLU . he new structure will be built adjacent to Memorial Gymnasium .

ieke Sci ence Cente r .












Ground was broken in May for PLU's new $6.9 science center. The Board of Regents chose to name the new building in honor of PLU President Dr. William O. Rieke.

Exchange Ag reement Sig ned













In April an exchange ag reement was sig ned with Tunghai Universi­ ty in Taiwa n. It was one of several recent activities strengthening PLU's ties with the Far East.

National Decathl on Cha mpion








PLU's Phil Schot is the new NAIA decathlon title holder; he Is one of a long list of Lutes earning national recognition recently.

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597 bathelor's and master's de­

grees were awarded during Com­ mencement 1 983 . T e PLU alumni rolls have swelled past the 1 8,000 mark. See page 3.

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Architect's model of new PLU physical fitness center

Tacoma Couple Donates $450,000 Physical Fitness Center To PLU A new $450,000 physical fitness center has been donated to Pacific Lutheran U niversity by Scott a nd Sis Names of Tacoma, PLU Presi­ dent William O . Rieke a n nounced J u ne 3 at the annual PLU Corpora­ tion meeting . The new building will be constructed on lower cam ­ pus, north a n d adiacent to Memo­ rial Gymnasium . D r . David Olson, PLU athletic d i rector, indicated that the build­ ing will house the latest in weight training and other conditioning equipment. There will also be a n indoor jogging track a nd space for physical education classes, i n ­ tra m u ra  sports and equipment, laundry, rest rooms, a nd office space. The 5,500-square foot facility

will be availa ble for commun ity use through auspices of the PLU Athletic Club, Olson added . "This most generous g ift from the Names family is without doubt one of the most encouraging a nd sti m u lating developments that has happened to ou r prog ram," Olson said. "It enables oppor­ tunities for a wide variety of people and programs. "The fitness activities m a d e possible by this facility form the basis for a l l our physical education, a th letic a n d rec reation prog­ rams," he added . "We a re deeply g rateful a n d very ecstatic!" Building plans a re presently be­ ing developed in consu ltation with Names a nd PLU officials by Nick Ockfen-Western Constructors a nd

architect Russ Ga rrison. Construc­ tion is anticipated to begin in J u ly and completion is expected by November. The Names' gift has added a n additional dimension to university ca pital expansion and construc­ tion plans, which also include a new science facility, music build­ i ng a n d Sca n d i n avian Cultural Center, according to Luther Be­ kemeier, vice president for de­ velopment at PLU . Earlier con"Lruction under au­ spices of the $16.5 million PLU "Sharing in Strength" capital cam ­ paign, now i n its fourth year, has included a new math office build­ ' ing and general services/mainte­ na nce facilities, in addition to

PLU Programs Benefit From Nearly $900,000 In New Grants A $450,000 c h a l l e n ge g ra n t from Lutheran Brotherhood was one of several major g ra nts re­ ceived by Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity this spring, according to Luth­ er Bekemeier, vice-president for development. The g rant is a th ree-year, one­ for-two challenge gift designated as an endowment fund for Luthe­ ran student scholarships, Universi­ ty matching funds can multiply the gift. "This g ift can be a rea l inspira ­ tion to new donors interested i n o u r scholarship prog ram , " Be­ kemeier said. "It is one of several ways that donors can m ultiply their g ifts throug h various match­ ing opportun ities." The g rant also applies toward the endowment portion of the "Sharing in Strength" fund ca m­ paig n , which now has reached $10.5 million toward a goal of $1 6.5 million . Other recent g rants i nclude: *$1 65,000 to East Campus from the Pierce County Office for Com­ munity Development. The funds will permit modernization of the former elementary school build­ ing to provide facilities for the

proposed Family and Child Ser­ vices Center. *$90,572 from the Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education a n d $70,000 from the U s. Department of Education to d evelop i ntern ational business curricula for the Consortiu m for International Business Education. Dr. Gundar King, dea n of the PLU School of Busi ness Admin istration, chairs the seven-school consor­ tiu m . PLU, which h a s become a n a ­ tional leader i n this field, will host a national conference on the topic for the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the national accreditin g agency for schools of business, J u ne 1 2 - 1 5 . The PLU School of Education 's Project Re-Design (a special edu­ cation cu rriculum project) has re­ ceived second year funding of $39,000 from the Department of Education and an $1 1 ,524 g rant from the same sou rce to conduct a dea n 's trai ning conference. *A two-yea r $40,000 g rant to t h e " S h a r i n g i n S t re n g t h " c a p ital/endowment c a m p a i g n f r o m P a cific N o r t h w e st B e l l brought to $50,000 the total con -

tribution to t h e campaign from the company. "This gift underscores further the active cooperation evident between the U niversity and the telephone company," noted PLU President William a. Rieke. "Only last month we enjoyed a two-day visit from Dick Kelly, division staff manager of Pacific Northwest Bell, who partici pated in several classes as Executive-in-Residence . " * Biology p rofessor M i c h e l e C rayto n i s the recipient of a $27,840 g ra nt to be used to acquire a high performance liquid chromatog raph for botanical re­ search . *The PLU engineeri ng depart­ ment has received five general purpose electrica l e n g i neeri n g laboratory instru ments from the Hewlett- Packard Compa ny valued at $5,300. According to the chairman of t h e d e p a rt m e nt, D r . D o n a l d Haueisen, this equipment w i l l sup­ port the recently approved electr­ ical engineering m i nor at PLU . An electrical engineering major is a nticipated when the new Rieke Science Center is completed, he i ndicated .

va rious remodeling and renova ­ tion projects . "The truly beautiful thing a bout the N ames' gift is the benefit to such a wide cross section of people on campus a nd in the community, " Olson added , "It will benefit the casual pa r­ ticipa nt, student athletes, physical fitness classes and the adult com ­ m unity," he continued . "With physical fitness in such vogue, this is a remarkably timely a nd signific­ a nt development for us." Other PLU athletic facilities avail­ able for community use include the swim ming pool, ten nis courts, 400-meter track, and joggerun­ den fitness trail, as well as Athletic Club access to Olson Auditorium facilities .

PLU Senior Best President At Chemistry Confab Terri Harmon of Bremerton, a PLU senior majoring in chemistry, received honors for "best presen ­ tation" a t the a n n u a l u nd e r ­ g ra d u ate resea rch symposium sponsored i n April by the Portla n d a n d Puget Sound sections of the American Chemica l Society. H a rm o n , P h i l i p A l m o n te of Tacoma, and Philip H u nter of Chelan Fal ls, Wash . , were the PLU students among the 1 2 selected presenters. H unter and Harmon did most of their research last summer when both held research fellowships provided by the Robert C . Olsen fu nd . Al monte's res e a rch wa s done during the 1 983 I nterim. The general topic of all three projects was lignon, the natu ral ly occu rring polymer that binds cel­ lu lose in wood . Harmon's com ­ pound synthesis adds to the data needed in the search for a more environmentally acceptable alter­ native to present methods of lignon removal from wood during paper production.


Croundbreaking William O. Rieke Science center Will Soon Rise On Lower Campus The William O. Rieke Science Center, a $6.9 million structure, will soon rise on the PLU campus fol l o w i n g a M a y 2 2 g roundbreaking. The g roundbreaking ceremony was held just prior to PLU's 1 983 commencement exercises . T h e g raduation p rocessional, includ­ i ng nearly 600 degree candidates, faculty a nd special guests, paused at the groundbreaking site for the ceremony before proceeding to Olson Auditoriu m for the gradu a ­ tion program . Closed circuit television beamed the g roundbreaking event onto a giant wall screen in the a uditorium for the more tha n 3 , 000 family members a nd friends of t h e g raduates. The new science center has been na med for PLU's cu rrent president. The action, taken by the PLU Board of Regents in late April, honors Rieke for his leadership of the u niversity since 1 975, and his role in guiding the current capital cam paign which has made the new facility possible, according to board chairman Rev. David Wold . The resolution nami ng the Rieke Science Center noted that "PLU has taken a nother forward step i n its overall academic excellence a s symbolized by the decision to build a new science center" a n d that D r . Rieke a n d his wife, Joa n ne, have provided impetus for that g rowth . It also recog n ized Rieke's influ­ ence i n all areas of u niversity education endeavor - academic, social, physical a n d spiritual. In addition, it was noted that Rieke's professional backgrou nd and academic contributions were derived from the d isciplines of science a nd medicine Prior to his appointment as PLU 's 1 1 th presi ­ dent eight years a g o , R ieke spent 20 years as a professor a nd ad­ m i n i strator at severa l medical schools, i ncluding the U niversity of Wash 'ngton, where he earned his M . D. degree with honors in 1 958. He is also a 1 95 3 summa cum laude g raduate of PLU a nd was na med a PLU Disting uished Al u m ­ nus in 1 969 Previously, a William a Rieke Auditorium was na med i n his honor at the U niversity of Ka nsas Med ical Center, where he served as vice-cha ncellor and executive vice-chancellor from 1 971 -75. PLU's new science center is one of two major new buildings to be

funded by the u niversity's "Sha r­ ing i n Strength" capital a nd en­ dowment fund campaig n . A new music center is also planned. Now in its fourth year, the ca mpaign has also financed other campus renovations and remodeling, is strengthening the u niversity's en­ dowment and will eventually in­ clude a Sca n d i n a v i a n Cultural Center. Relyi ng entirely on private con ­ tributions, Pacific Luthera n has reached out to its a l u m n i , the church, corporati o n s , fou n d a ­ tions, businesses and private citi­ zens to assist with the $165 million effort. Early i n the cam paig n an i nternal d rive on campus generated more tha n $1/3 million with 75 percent of PLU personnel participating "It was a powerful statement to other potential donors that the campus is totally com mitted to the success of the bold 1 980's venture," ob­ served the campaign chairma n , Luther Bekemeier, PLU's vice-pre­ sident for development The Rieke Science Center will be a fascinating place for both stu ­ dents a n d visitors . The first floor will feature a large lounge a n d resou rce center. Among a variety of displays will be the u nique educational dioramas created by PLU biology professor Dr. Jens Knudse n . They were a popular attraction at Tacoma's Poi nt De­ fiance Aquarium for many years The north wing of the building will house a large museu m and the Irene C reso Herba riu m . C reso, a retired PLU biology professor, has made the herbarium a labor of love for many years. It features sam ples of many of the flora species fou nd in the Puget Sound region . A 200-seat auditoriu m at the south end will be equi pped with water, gas and a variety of elec­ tronic display features to enhance instructional capabilities . It will also add to PLU 's capability to offer public lectu res and symposiums on scientific topics Popular computer science and engi neering prog ra ms will have room to g row and there will be facilities to do some i ndustrial chemistry Although the PLU pre-medical and pre-dental prog rams have enjoyed enviable reputations for many years, capabilities will be enhanced further by better surg ­ ical resea rch facilities.

PLU President Dr. William Rieke turns the first spade of earth during a May 22 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rieke Science Center at PLU. Looking on are ALC North Pacific District Bishop Rev. Clifford Lunde and PLU Board of Regents Chairman Rev. David Wold. All three are PLU alumni.

Four PLU professors were honored for 25 years of service to PLU during May Commencement exercises. They are from left, Dr. John Schiller, sociology: Dr. Kenneth Christopherson, religion; Dr. HarryAdams, physics; and Gene Lundgaard, physical education.

597 Degrees Awarded To Class Of 1 983 P a c i f i c L u theran U n ivers ity Commencement ceremonies May 22 honored 597 bachelor's and master's degree ca ndidates . There were 531 bachelor's deg ree candi­ dates a nd 66 master's degree candidates this spring. The g raduating class i ncluded 225 bachelor of arts deg ree candi­ dates, 1 22 i n busi ness admi nistra­ tion, 90 bachelor of arts in educa­ tion, 43 bachelor of science, 29 bachelor of science i n n u rsing, 1 5 bachelor of fine arts, six bachelor of music, and one bachelor of science i n medical technology. Among master's deg ree candi­ dates a re 23 in education, 20 in

business admnistration, 1 6 in so­ cial sciences, six in public admin ist­ ration and one in music. A $20,000 gift, desig nated for upper class schola rships, was pre­ sented to university by the Class of 1 983. PLU President Dr. William O . Rieke conferred the degrees a n d broug ht g reetings. Other speak­ ers included Rev. C lifford Lunde of Seattle, bishop of the North Pacific D istrict, America n Lutheran Church; Rev. David Wold of Puya l ­ lup, chairman of the PLU Boa rd of Regents; and Paul Kusche, presi­ dent of the PLU Alumni Associa­ tion .



stu c ke Reti res Afte r 1 6 Yea rs At PLU Sc h ool Of N u rs i ng Hel m " Heavenly Father, we thank you for all you r g ifts " for the healing arts by which human pain is eased "for yo u r selfless serva n t , Doris. " These prayerful thoughts were among the many kind words ex­ pressed both last spring and this spring in a nticipation of the retire­ ment of Dr. Doris Stucke. Dr. Stuckp. has served PLU for 1 6 years, 1 5 of them as d i rector of the PLU School of N u rsing The veteran PLU teacher a nd administrator spent her final year on sa bbatical. involved in two major research projects which are providing valuable data to the present School of N u rsing Ad­ ministration. One deals with ad­ missions criteria and sta ndards, the other evaluates cu rricul u m b a s e d o n c h a r a c t e r i stics of g raduates Du ring her ten u re as director, the School g rew sign ifica ntly i n both quality a n d quantity. E n roll­ ment g rew from u nder 1 00 in 1 967 to a manageable maxi mum the past several years of about

250. Approximately two-thirds of all PLU nursing graduates (since 1 95 1 ) ea rned deg rees during the same period . Raw nu mbers, however, have been among the least of Dr. Stucks's concerns, since during most of her administration there have been many more appl ica ­ tions than could be accepted Rather, she looks back with JOY and pride at the accomplishment of

Dr. Doris Stucke

the nursing students both before and following their graduation . "It's a difficu lt qual ity to mea ­ sure, but I a m most proud of the kind of nu rses they are, the kind of care they deliver, " Stucke sai d . "They perform with skill, fi nes­ se, confidence a nd caring, " she added . The reasons for their skills and attitudes a re manifold, she ob­ served . One is the kind of student attracted by the u niversity gener­ ally and the School of N u rsing particula rly "The contribution of liberal arts to g rowth and develop ment of stude nts is a lso sig n ifica nt, " Stucke conti nued . "Again, you can 't measu re it, but it's there . " In addition, s h e believes that the new n u rsing cu rricu lum, phased in the mid- 70's, has added to the q u a I ity of both prog ram and g rad uate. She poi nted to " Level l" of the curricul u m as a n effective program to help students better u n d e rsta nd themselves. " Level V I , " the preceptorship, adds polish and confidence in ability. "At the end of level six, " Stucke

said, "they are ready for the responsibilities thrust on them. They are ready to let go of our hands ! " Also during her administration, the School in itiated two add itional progra ms that have been of sig­ n ifica nt benefit to n u rses i n thE� community: a specia l i zed bac ­ caaureate prog ra m for retu rn ing RNs, and a n active program of conti nuing education for n urses i n t h e commu nity Reflecting on her ca reer at PLU, Dr. Stucke singled out her mother for special g ratitude The d i l igence of Mrs. Esther Stucke, 87, in mainta i ning the home made it possible for her daug hter to de­ vote all of her energ ies to her career and PLU . Dr. Stucke added, "I would a lso l i ke everyone to know how sup­ portive the p resident a nd ad­ ministration have been to the School of N u rs i ng and to me personally I am very proud of my association with PLU and the many people who have made it an institution i n which we can take pride "

Graduate completed Degree Requirement Commuting weekly From California By Sandra Stevens

When Jan Joh nson, a 2 3-year­ old business student at PLU, went home each weekend this spring she real ly went home - all the way to California. No, she didn't miss her mom's :ooking. She traveled to California each week because she has a job in Los Altos' How can a college student af­ Ford to commute from Washing­ ton to California and back again every week and still hold a job and take care of school? It all began last summer when .J an interviewed for a job as a receptionist at the Geneva Group investment firm . While Jan waited to hea r about the outcome of her i nterview, a position opened in the acco u n ti n g d e p a rt m e n t . With Jan's background at PLU i n busi­ ness, she was offered , instead of a phone and steno pad, a position in the accounting department. As her summer came to a close and Jan bega n to thi nk of return­ ing to PLU , the d ilemma de­ veloped of whether to quit her job and return to school or to quit school and continue to work. She wanted them both . And she espe­ cially liked her work. But with one semester to go, she wanted to finish her degree. With typical PLU ingenuity, Jan decided to see if she could have both worlds. She discussed her situation with her company presi ­ dent, Bruce Glaspell. a nd subm itt­ ed to him a proposed plan of action for working out her d ifficu l­ ties. Jan gave h i m a revised work schedule of 25-28 hours per week

(less tha n full -ti me), a request for 1 6 round-trip tickets to fly weekly to Sea-Tac and back or, alterna­ tively, a travel advance to pay for her tickets herself. She added a n end i ng note which stated : "Either way you decide, I would like to continue working for you on a full­ time basis i n J u ne if the opportun ­ ity exists . " Glaspell's response consisted of fu ll approval and one fina l com­ ment: "Wonderful . " With ' her job nailed down, Jan then had to work things out at PLU . Her' emphasis in finance lead her to discuss her plans with PLU Professors Andy Turner and John Meeh a n . Together they developed a personal program for Jan in which she would take both port­ folio management and i ndepen­ dent study with Andy Turner, bowling, and weight traini n g . T h e P . E . courses were required for Jan to g raduate, but she spent much of her ti me those days running from one place to the next with barely a second for relaxation or sports. She flew i nto Sea-Tac Wednes­ day afternoons for class at 6 : 30 p.m . , met with Andy Turner on Thu rsdays and Fridays to talk ab­ out h e r i n d e p e n d e n t s t u d y course, dabbled in bowling and weig ht lifting, then ca ught the night flight to the Golden State either Friday a round noidnight or Saturday morni ng . "Saturdays, " Jan claims, "were my catch-up days , " when she d id a little studying or bits and pieces of " rea l " work for the Geneva Group It was back to work on Sunday u ntil a nother Wednesday afternoon rol l ed a round a nd she left for PLU .

When asked how her fa mily and roommates felt about her 800mile weekly ja unts, Jan said that one room ma Le jokingly suggested that Jan take a week off so they could get to know each other. Her p a re nts, after some i n itial i n ­ credulity about the a p proved t r a v e l p roposa l J a n bro u g h t home, are very proud of Jan's i nitiative. Jan g rad uated in May Jan Johnson

the first of her siblings to g raduate from college. Much of Jan's good fortune came from pursuing it. But she also praised the School of Busi ness Adm i nistration at PLU for showing her that busi ness consists of a g reat deal of com prom ise, mutual satisfaction a nd bei ng good at what you do.

5 The Arts

The awesome oneness Of m ny Skones Resigns From PL U To A ccept Ne w Challenge A t U, Of Arizona

Dr. Maurice Skanes

By Jim Peterson

Is it our souls long ing to hear a host of angels that makes it so d ifficult not to be moved by great choral performance? Where else ca n one experience the awesome oneness of many, sharing an intensely personal ex­ perience with one a nother, their director and their l isteners? It takes an u ncom mon talent to create this nea rly heavenly one­ ness from an assemblage of dispa­ rate talents, and one of the finest has long been Dr. Maurice Skones, d irector of the Pacific Luthera n U niversity Choir of the West for the past 1 9 years. This past academic year was Dr. Skones' last at PLU . Next year the 56- yea r - o l d i n ternationa l l y - re ­ nowned director will head choral activities and the graduate prog­ ram in conducting at the universi­ ty of Arizona. Skones has been associated with the Arizona prog ram for many yea rs. He earned his doctorate there, and he was involved i n g raduate teach ing there d u ring a leave of absence from PLU a year ago. Accolades have rai ned constant­ ly on Skones and the Choir of the West during the nearly two de­ cades of his ten u re . There have been u ncou nted valiant attempts to express i n words reactions to the Choir, its sou nd, its message and its m usicianship. Words have ranged from expre­ SSions of the sim plest, but most profou n d, emotions to learned analyses of choral technique Duri ng Sko nes' te n u re, the Choir toured E u rope three times. Those tours inspired some of the most memora ble responses. It was also those tours that affected choir members themselves most i ntensely, althoug all perfo rm­ a nces - domestic or foreign,

formal practices and personal ex­ p e r i e n c e s ha ve i n f l u e n c e d , perhaps for a lifeti me, the lives of Choir members. For example, a Norwegian vicar recalled, in a letter to his local newspa per, "I had tears in my eyes. I could feel it down my spine. I was left with a strange thought: how can a choir create such a mood and s uch feelings i n a n audience? " A reviewer from N o rw a y ' s largest daily newspaper wrote, "By America n standa rds, PLU is a small un iversity. For that reason it is unbelievable that fu ll-ti me stu­ dents can achieve results which must be envied by many profes­ sional choirs . " German composer H a ns Werner Zimmerman is among many com­ posers who have la uded the choir. "Never did I dream I would hear my work so g randly and beautiful ­ l y interpreted! " h e exclaimed. Though audiences were the end beneficia ries, it was his students to whom Skones gave his first al­ legiance. That com mitment occa­ sionally raised q uestions why the Choir didn't sing more "popular" or well - known works. Skones would an swer that by giving students the opportunity to experience music at a " refined" level, it would help raise their own goals and their own visions. Ulti mately listeners benefited as well, as their consciousness and level of ap preciation was lifted. One former member of the Choir is Rev. Duane La rson of San Diego, who sang for Skones from 1 972-75. U pon hearing of his former d i rector's resig nation, he volu nteered an "editorial," having also been a former Mooring Mast editor. "There is very little t at stands out more in my memory than the fond recol lections I have of my time in the choir," he wrote. " . . His contri bution to the heritage of PLU and its music is almost i ncal -

culable; his influence on his stu­ dents stil l sustains - long after they have left the PLU ca mpus." After several personal recollec­ tions, including fond memories of Mrs. (Pat) Skones, he added, " I com mend t h e Skoneses for lifti ng the appreciation of music at PLU and among its audiences . . . Just as Luthera n music at its i nception was meant to speak to the whole human com m unity, so also has the Skones' commitment to con ­ temporary, i nclusive excellence raised the m usic of PLU a nd the Choir of the West to world class Sign ifica nce. "In this way the PLU 'ministry of the word through m usic: to the glory of God for His world, has been certifiably and honorably achieved, " he added . Noteworthy experiences have conti nued for Skones and the Choir into the final weeks of his

tenure. This spring the Choir was filrned for an a rts documenta ry by a national German television net­ work. The ensemble was invited to perform, and was la uded, at the America n Association of Chora l Directors' Conference i n Nashville, Tenn. And on tour the choir added two more titles to the long list of world and America n premieres it has presented . They were works by Polish composer K rzysztof Penderecki and PLU's own Dr. Cindy McTee, an alumnus and Penderecki proteg e. Nor was to be soon forgotten, a Seattle farewell concert May 20 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran C h u rch, w h ere former Choir members joined in singing "A Mig hty For­ tress." Or the fi nal graduation concert. So widely recog nized as a choral conductor, the fact that Skones served as cha irman of the PLU Department of M usic for 1 6 years is sometimes overlooked Yet his accomplishments there, including a five-fold increase in number of majors, em phasis on contem por­ a ry and other new music forms, and national accreditation has placed the department as a whole among the nation's elite. Skones has also been inspiration a l in de­ veloping plans for a new m usic building on campus. Skones' im pact on PLU, its m usic department, and the world of choral music has been moment­ ous. As Dr. Richa rd Moe, dean of the PLU School of the Arts, said recently, "Skones is clearly a gia nt a mong choral directors. His sta n­ dard is one which will serve as a m od e l f o r c h o i r d i r e c t o r s throug hout the entire world of choral music." T h ro u g h Skones' many pro­ teges, some of whom will now p u rsue their doctoral stud ies with him at the University of Arizona, that i mpact could continue for generations.

seattle Pro M u sica Fou nder Na med PLU Choir Of The west Director Richard Spa rks, 33, assista nt professor of music and assistant chora l director at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass . , has been appoi nted assista nt profes­ sor of music and the new director of the Choir of the West at Pacific Lutheran U niversity Sparks, who has cond ucted th ree choirs at Mount Holyoke for the past three years, will assume his new d u ties Sept. 1 . Prior to that time, Sparks served for seven years as founding d i rec­ tor and cond uctor of Seattle Pro M usica, a widely accla imed organi­ zation which featured the Pro Mu sica Singers, Bach Ensemble, and Pro Musica Cham ber O r ­ chestra . During the past th ree years he has a lso cond ucted the Pacific

Northwest Bach Festival held in Spokane each January. In Seattle he also conducted c h oirs at U n iversity Method ist Tem ple and Bethany Luthe ra n Church. Sparks holds both bachelor's and master's deg rees in m usic from the U niversity of Washing ­ ton. He has studied chora l and orchestral music with Abraham K a p l a n , Ed ison HarriS, Rod ney Eichenberger, Samuel Krach maln­ ic, and Helmuth Rilling, and at the Aspen Music School. A Spoka ne reviewer of a Bach Festival concert said, "Spa rks did a . splend id job preparing the choir . They sang with good d iction a nd a finess of articu lation and p h rasing that is vital to baroque m usic.

The PresIdent

(JL.. t1 ?� The Natu re Of U n ce rta i nty: To The Exte nt That It Lea ds To A Sea rch i n g , Th o u g htfu l Analysi s Of Opti o n s , I t C a n E n rich & E n oble Lives (Editor's note: The fol/owing address was deli­ vered by PLU President William 0, Rieke during PLU's 1983 Commencement exercises Sunday, May 22, 1 983, )

Spring Commencement 1 983! In but a brief mo ment hence, the conferral of deg rees will occur and we will have a rrived at a sig nal moment of honor to our g raduates, and comm end ation and tha nks to fa milies and friends who over the years have supported them , In a few moments beyond that. our Commencement prog ra m will conclude, and with that we will experience the successful ending of the 92nd yea r of Pacific Lutheran as an institution and the 22nd yea r as a university Great progress has been made in the l ives of both g raduates and institution i n the years that have led to May 22, 1 983, and in reflecting on what the president m ig ht say today that would speak to both persons and Un iversity, a Quip of a sage of many years ago came to mind , This writer reflected about education by stati ng, " Education is the process by which people progress from a cond ition of cock­ sure ignorance to one of thoughtful u ncer­ tainty. " I hope he was correct only a bout the "thoughtful" part! Yet, it certainly is true that both fo r graduates and for U niversity, uncertai nty has been a com ponent of all years past and especially of 1 982 -83, Sorry to say it, ladies and gentlemen of the g rad uating class, but even among your admirers there were some who were uncerta in you wou ld make it today, So, too, eve n a m o ng the U niversity ' s strongest staff and supporters there were those whose uncertain dou bts clouded the Questions of whether g round breaking for a new science center would ever occur, and whether in these d ifficult economic times the Un iversity c o u l d re m a i n f i n a n c i a l l y strong , Both because all of us have known some such uncertai nty, and because each of us su rely will experience more as our lives prog ress past today, I choose as my presiden­ tial comments on this Com mencement to offer four brief statements about the gener­ al nature of uncerta inty , 1 , The first i s that u nfortunately n o amount of past success will prevent future u ncerta i n ­ ty, The fact that a s students you have proven you rselves in magnificent fashion even agai nst many doubts and doubters; the fact that you will g raduate, that you have suc­ ceeded will not protect or isolate you from other doubts and uncertainties, some of which probably a l ready complicate the joy even of this moment. In this, the most restricted job market of the last 25 years, you must be asking, "Will I find employment? If so, will I be successful? Will I marry? Will i be happy? Will l ife be mea ningfu l ? " So, too, for the University the facts that the year ends financia lly in the black and that a new science center will in truth be built do not allay uncertainties about other needed facilities or the fiscal situation of the year a head , Even though advance registrations both of con­ ti nuing a nd new students a re cu rrently exactly as projected, uncertainty always will cloud the future, No - no a mount of past success will prevent future u ncertainty ,

2 , Second, uncerta inty, if a llowed to run unchecked, can be the worst of life's emo­ tions, Even more debilitating than out-and­ out bad news, uncertainty, both for persons and institutions, can be horrible, If we allow ou rselves to be overcome by it. it will reduce us to indecisive, fearful reeds, bowing to every wind, u nable to flou rish or even to take a stand, Worse yet, not only will it im mobilize us, but it will be the u ltimate cheat, robbing us of all joy, depriving us of the happi ness we should experience daily as we experience accom plish ment. Uncertai nty can' be the worst of l ife's emotions, 3, But third, uncertai nty can also be a productive force, To the extent that it leads us to a sea rching, thoug htful analysis of a l l options available for action, it can enrich a n d enno ble o u r lives, Here, graduates, your education at Pacific Lutheran Un iversity will serve you well. You have been exposed not only to a strong major or professional discipline, but also to the freeing, i nforming backg rou nd of centuries of human wisdom conveyed to you by you r study in liberal arts , Even in this age of science a nd technology you know, as does the UniverSity, that your strong tech nical or professional abilities must never sta nd alone or they soon will be outdated , Science a nd professions must always be informed by the l i beral arts to remain creative, adaptible and h u mane, So, too, must the liberal arts be informed by scie nce to rem a i n releva nt. Y o u , the graduates, and also we of the U n iversity, have experienced this and will continue analysis of all options for response to life's chal lenges , 4, Fou rth a nd finally, uncertai nty can be mastered if, after analyzing options, we respond with positive action. Peters and Waterman in their new publication, In Search of Excellence, note that one of the comm on traits of successful corporations is a bias for action , You, the successfu l g raduates, have consistently shown such a bias, and must conti nue it, as so also must the U n iverSity, But. given the problems of u ncertai nty, the Question becomes not whether to act. but how to fi nd the will to act, How humanly ca n

Dr, William O. Rieke

we u n reservedly commit to action? Here people together with the U n iversity embrace the g reat, if mysterious, truth that ou r faith in God in fact frees us to commit action, That faith says we a re loved no matter what the result of our action, Whether we win or lose we a re loved, and being so assu red, we a re lifted above u ncertai nty to become both freed and charged with tryi ng. How extraordi nari ly proud I a m of you g raduates. You are why the U n iversity exists. Dare always to commit to action; never give less tha n you r best! Love! Serve! Forgive! Make the world better, Y o u can! Uncertai nty - a continuing problem - yet a potential for gOOd. How remarka ble and paradoxical it is that we solve u ncertainty by comm itting to that which is the least provable and, in that sense, the most uncertain of all - namely, faith in God. But com mit to faith we do, And in that faith in God a nd in his son Jesus Ch rist we recognize the end of one phase of your l ives and of a school year, but simu ltaneously the beg i nning of yet the next step for you and the U n iversity, God bless, g u ide and strengthen all of us that tomorrow 's u ncerta inties will lead to even more good tha n those uncertai nties which have brought us to today,

Beaverton pastor Elected To PLU Boa rd Of Regents Rev. Duane Tollefson of Beaverton. Ore , who previously served on the Pacific Luthe­ ran U n iversity Board of Regents from 1 96972, was elected to a three-year term on the board for the second time during the annual PLU Corporation meeting June 3, The meeti ng was held in conju nction with the annual convention of the North Pacific District. American Lutheran Church, at PLU J u ne 3-5, Members of the district are the corporate owners of PLU . Tollefson . a 1 952 PLU graduate, IS pastor of St. Matthew Luthera n Church in Beaverton , H e has previously served pa rishes in Sweet Home, Ore , . and Wenatchee. Wash, Th ree current Regents were reelected, Melvin Knudson of Tacoma, a former board chairman, was elected to his sixth term , He is owner of Knudson Travel in Tacoma, Dorothy Sch naible of Moscow, id .. a former

ALC missionary to India, was reelected to her fourth term , She is a 1 949 PLU g raduate, Gary Baug h n of Seattle, a vice-president for Nordstrom , Inc., was reelected to his second term , The corporation also ratified the reelection of Rev, Robert Newcomb of Hayden Lake, ld " Rocky Mou ntain District ALC representative; Dr, William Ramstad of LaJolla, Calif., PLU Alu m n i Association representative; a n d Harry Morgan J r . , of Tacoma, regent-at-Iarge. All begi n second terms. The Pacific Northwest Synod, Luthera n C h u rch in America, reelected Howard H ub­ ba rd of Portland, Ore . , and Casper Paulson of Mon mouth, Ore" to third terms d u ring its convention the sa me weekend The new LCA synod bishop, Rev, Thomas Blevi ns of Spokane. succeeds reti ring bishop Dr, A. G, Fjellman on the PLU board,




$3 M i llion Mark Passed By PLU Q C l u b I n 11th Year Since Founding By John Aakre Associate Di rector of Development

The Q Club's total contributions since 1 972 topped the $3 million mark this spring. With the exception of the United Way, no other organization in Pierce County - including BASH - brings in more gifts each year than the Q Club. Lorin Ginther, Q Club President, noted that " milestones l ike $3 million a re not i mportant in and of themselves, but for what they represent. We're excited because those Q Club g ifts represent help to thousa nds of students. But equally important, they repre­ sent a comm itment by the members of the Q Club to maintai ning and enhancing the quality of the programs offered at PLU . " The $ 3 million total was a nnounced at the Q Clu b's 1 2th Annual Banquet on April 30th . A record turnout of over 550 Q Club members listened to a fine message by Dr. Roland Bai nton, the evening's featured speaker.

In addition John Greenquist. Lauralee Hagen, MIM Russell Hamburg, MIM Dale Hansen. MIM Larry Hanson, MIM Tom Heavey, Wesley Hillman, DIM Dale Hirz, Hope Lutheran Church - Enumc­ law, MIM Lyle Jacobson, MIM Dennis Johnson, MIM James Johnson to Associate Fellow and R. William Johnson . Also DIM FrankJung, Elwin Kendall, Kimball Auto Center, MIM Robert King, MIM Bill Krieger, MIM Dave Lashua, MIM Paul Liebelt to Associate Fellow, MIM Bill Lindeman, MIM Mason Llewellyn, LaVon Logan, DIM Robert Lycksell, Kathy Mannelly, and Dr Moira Mansell. Also jOining were MIM Eldred Matson to FELLOW, John McCallum, MIM Jim Miller, MIM Armand Moceri, MIM Bill Monroe, Patricia Moris to Associate Fellow, MIR Gerald Myers, MIM SCott Names, FEL LOW, MIM Norman Nesting, MIM Vince Novak, M/M Halvor Olstead, MIM William Ostenson and MIM Robert Ostrem, Jr And DIM Erik Pih/ to Associate Fellow, MIM Fraser Rasmussen, MIM William R. Rea, RIM Kelmer Roe to FELLOW, MIM William L. Rogers, MIM Peter Sandvig, MIM Steven Schaefer. Fred Scheel, FELLOW, MIM AI Scheibner, RIM Lorance Schoenberg to Associate Fellow, Gary Shellgren, Associate Fellow, Alfhild Smith, and . MIM Elvin Sorenson. In addition DIM David Sparling, MIM Eric Stolpee, Suburban Realty, Shirley Sutherland to Associate Fellow, MIM Chris Turlis, Steven Ulvestad, MIM Douglas Van Arsdall, MIM Thomas B. Wake, MIM John Walker, Associate Fellow, Ann Walton, LCDR Dave Weeks, MIM B. A. Weinberg to Associate Fellow, Woodworth & Co., FELLOW, and Dean Zuch and Virginia Talbot. ..

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I RAS Provide Val uable Tax Benefits, Also A Charitable Gift Option


B y Edgar Larson Di rector of Plan ned Clvlng

D r . B a i n t o n , now 89 a n d P rofessor Emeritus of history from Yale Divinity School , is best known for his classic biog raphy of Luther, Here I Stand. Sharing thoug hts a bout the value of support to private education, Dr. Bainton was particularly moving in his com­ ments a bout the importa nce of g ifts from the church a nd church people to institutions like Pacific Lutheran University. Other Q Club notes of i nterest: • Time magazine's "50 Newsma kers Of Tomorrow" in Pierce County i ncluded five Q Club mem bers: Bob Gee, Lorin Ginther (Q Club President), Terry Reim, Herb Schoenfeld and Jane Shanama n . • Q C l u b gifts for the fiscal year are u p 1 9 percent throug h Apri l . • Two new recruitment records were set this yea r: 22 3 new members si nce the last banquet, and 50 new members in one month (Apriil. Those joining Q Club since the last issue of SCENE are: MIM Fred Allington, MIM Duane Anderson, MIM Marv Bolland, DIM Wouter Bosch. BreviklWhyte Partnerships, Inc., C & T Construc­ tion, Gordon Campbell and Roberta Goodnow, MIM James Charlston, MIM Gary Chase, Christ Lutheran Church - Tacoma to FELLOW, Rhoda Christian and MIM Bob Clemons. Also joining were Dr. William Coyner, Sammie L. Davis, MIM Ken Doggett, Tim Drewes, MIM Les Elliott, Joyce Emilson, RIM Paul Eriks, MIM Paul Fauske, MIM Gerald Flaskerud, MIM Mark Freed, MIM James Fredricksen, Sally Gilbertson and Gloria 's Scandinavian Gifts.

An Individual Retirement Accou nt (IRA) provides valuable tax benefits . Tax payers who establish such I RAs a re allowed to deduct from their gross ea rn ings the lesser of 1 00% of earnings or $2000 per year if funds are placed into an IRA account. If both spouses are worki ng, each may establish their own separate IRA. If one s pouse is not employed, two IRAs cannot be more than $2250 (neither IRA may exceed $2(00). Contri butions may be made i nto IRA accounts until age 70% . Any contributions withdrawn from the ' I RA prior to age 59112 become taxable, and a penalty also is assess­ ed on such a withdrawa l . The only exception to this withdrawal penalty is if the participa nt becomes disabled or dies. Income earned by an IRA is tax free u ntil d istributed . For this reason, an I RA is an excellent tax shelter which is available to a l l Americans, even those i n what a re consi ­ dered the "lower" income levels. IRAs offer another potential - as a gift. Many people do not know that they can stipulate a charitable org a nization such as Pacific Lutheran University as a primary, secondary, or contingent beneficiary of their IRA . As you establish your IRA, we urge you to consider this option in your planning . If you would like more information with regard to estate planning a nd planned g iving, call or write: Edgar Larson Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 9844 7

(206) 535-7420

Life's Forbidden Doors: Th ey Need To Be Opened By Harvey Neufeld Executive Director, Collegiu m C h u rch Relations

M i lt Nesvig is better again. PLU's perennial " most loved Lute" still needs a little R and R, but he's better. He'll be taking his tou r again, looking forward to Norway with a n ecstasy genera lly reserved for heavenly homes, not pioneer bi rthplaces. I'm glad his health is on the mend. A few weeks ago when they said he was i n intensive ca re, one could not help but feel anxious. The problem, a minor infla m mation, was soon taken care of and M ilt was back at home in a few days. But I want to mention something else which. I hope will be the point of this col u m n . I nten sive ca re wards are miracles of medicine, at least to people who deal in medicine. But to the lay person, well, that's a d ifferent story. Does a ny of this sound fam iliar, this problem of how you get to see someone in a hospital? The woman at the information desk directs you to a n elevator: "Straight ahead, on your .Ieft, up to 4th, left, then left again. Ask there . " She knows where it is, but after her clipped instructions, you don't. You pass a n enormous cabi net with flow­ ers . Already you feel g u i lty because you should have seen you r friend sooner. Now you realize a flower guilt trip. You ca n't find the elevator the first time. Others stand around as awkwardly as you . Everyone looks confused . You don't buy flowers but find your way to the 4th floor, turn left, a nd left agai n . Too fa r! A n u rse d ressed like a g reen bank robber ushers you to a waiti ng room . That's the hardest part. Wa iting . Next to me is a dear elderly lady, obviously in g reat d istress. She saw her h usband go in to i ntensive care - hours ago. She's frantic - can 't anyone help? Two chaplains h u rry by. Is that g ood or bad? Why can't we go through those doors? No admittance . For­ bidden doors. The a nxious lady joined me in helpful, idle conversation. The weather, children, l u nch left on the kitchen table. It was a calming a nd worthwhile time. But she wanted some news of her h usband. We decided to wait no longer. I took her arm a nd marched valiantly i nto the corridor of med ical hope. I must see Nesvig . She must see her husband. There were people beh i nd those doors, weird ly u niformed a nd otherwordly, but people. They would help. And they d id . Consterna­ tion a nd a nxiety were at once laid aside. When you know the goal (like a summer vacation), a ntici pation is everything . B ut when the outcome, the end resu It, the goal is unclear, a ntici pation can be devastating. Life's forbidden doors need to be opened. M ilt was great! The lady's husband is on the road to full recovery! We shouldn't have worried. I should have learned my lesson from the flowers which neither toil nor reap.



Harstad Hall Nominated National Historic Site

Book Collection Donated To PLU By Canadian Embassy The Canadian Embassy has pre­ sented a gift of 50 books on Canadian l iterature to Mortvedt Library to su pport a cou rse being taught at PLU by English professor Dr. Luci lle Johnson . The presentation was made re­ cently to Dr. Johnson and libra ry d i rec tor John Heussman by Helen G roh, Canadian Consul of Seattle. The Consulate had earlier pre­ sented a grant to D r. Johnson to support her sabbatical research i n t h e area of Canadian literatu re. They had become i nterested i n her work through a series of Canadian book reviews she pre­ sented over KPLU - FM th ree yea rs ago Dr. Johnson's cou rse in Cana­ dian fiction, offered on an experi ­ mental basis to date, will become a regular part of the PLU curricul u m n ext spring. She has taught Canadian literaure or fiction courses at PLU periodically since the early '60s . Twenty years ago she may have been the only professor west of the M ississippi offe r i n g such courses, she believes . D r. J o h nson observed that there seems to be a renaissance i n Canadian literature today, both in Canada and the U.s. The new libra ry collection in­ clu des Anglo-Ca nad i a n a n d French -Canadian works, as well as some history and political science volumes.

Harstad Hall was the fi rst build­ i ng to be built on the wilderness Pacific Luthera n ca mpus more than nine decades ago Today it is the only remaining building of the fi rst few built on the Pa rklan d property and it has been nomi nated to the National Reg ister of Historic Places . The prime mover i n its nomina­ tion has been M i lt Nesvig, PLU a rch ivi st a n d v i c e - p re s i d e n t emeritus.

Rody and Anna Senner enjoy a new PLU campus sculpture memorializing their great-grandmother, Esther Hougen Davis, and her sister, Agnes Hougen Stuen. Rody and Anna are the children of John and Susan Senner of Olympia.

Graduate students In Special Ed. TO Benefit From $1 20,000 Grant Ed ucators i nterested in obta i n ­ i n g a master's deg ree i n special education at Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity may b e elig ible fo r a special tuition stripend as the result of a recent g rant award from the U.S.

Spring Tou r Ta kes Mayfest Da ncers TO California An appeara nce at Sea World i n San Diego a nd 1 0 additional per­ formances in Oregon and Califor­ nia highlighted the a n n ua l tou r of the PLU Mayfest Dancers. The Dancers, PLU's resident i n ­ ternational folk dance troupe, be­ gan its tou r May 23, the day after Commencement, and was on the road until June 4. Completing its 49th year, the troupe was also visible this year t h roug hout the Puget Sound area, including a n appearance on KIRO-TV in Seattle. The annual May Festival "final performance" drew one of the largest crowds in years.

Office of Education to the PLU School of Education. A sig nificant portion of the three-year, $ 1 20,000 g rant will be used to provide financial assist­ a nce to selected students app ly­ ing for acceptance i nto Project ConSEPT, a new consulting teach ­ er training em phasis offered with­ in the master's program Accord i n g to p roject coo r ­ dinator D r . Kent Gerlach, Project ConSEPT (Consulting Special Edu­ cation Personnel Training) addres­ ses a need expressed both nation­ a l ly and statewide. "School dis­ tricts are interested in the benefits of using a consulting teacher model in serving exceptional stu­ dents mainstreaming into regular classrooms," he said . "It is recognized that additional competencies are needed by spe­ cial education teachers who will serve as consultants," he added . Accepted students will com­ plete a 32-hour g raduate program leading to a master's degree in special education. More information is available by calling the PLU School of Educa­ tion, 535-7272.

New sculpture A Memorial To Hougen Sisters Two names long assicated with P LU have been memorialized per­ manently by the J u ne 5 ded ication of a new sculpture near the center of cam pus. "The Sisters," a six-foot bronze cast by Port Orchard (Was h . l sculp­ tor Doug las Granum, recalls Esther ( H o u g e n ) D a v i s a n d Ag n e s (Hougen) Stuen, both of whom were associated with P LU for many years . The work is a giftto the universi­ ty from P LU Regent George Davis, Esther's son, and the Davis family. Mrs. Stuen was a preceptress and teacher at Pacific Lutheran from 1 91 2 - 1 5 . In 1 9 1 4 she married Prof. O le Stuen, who taught at PLU until his death in 1 952. She died in 1 982 at the age of 99. The Stuen home was located where Stuen Hall now stands. M rs . Davis was a bookkeeper at PLU d u ring the '30s and early '40s. She d ied in 1 979 at the age of 83. Both Davis and Stuen children and g randchildren have attended PLU over the years.

Nesvig began studying the his­ tory of the bu ilding two years ago a nd submitted the nomination form to the Office of Archaeology and H istoric P reservation in Olym­ pia. That office deemed the nom i ­ nation worthy and sent it on to the governor's H istoric Sites Advisory Council which recommended ap­ proval Final approval by the Na­ tional Register is expected soo n . Harstad H a l l was desig ned by Aug ust Heidi as an 80,000-square foot, five-story masonry building. Construction began i n 1 891 and cost $ 1 00 , 000 . The b u i l d i n g opened i n 1 894 a n d contai ned dormitories on the second and third floors, classrooms and ad­ ministrative offices on the fi rst floor, apartments for faculty, a din ing hall and d ressing rooms for athletics . It was the first and only building on cam pus u ntil the gymnasium was built in 1 91 2 (it burned in 1 9461 . The hall is now being used mostly as a dorm, housing 248 wome n .

PLU E lderhostel Has Additional Openings In July A limited n u mber of openings remain for Elderhostel at PLU, the popular national summer study prog ram for persons over 60 years of age. The PLU program has been expanded each year si nce it began three years ago, according to coordi nator M a rvin Swenson . The openi ngs that remain are during the week of J u ly 24-30, he said. The week's c l asses i n c l u d e "Dreams, " with English professor David Seals; "Pacific Northwest Illustrated," with history professor Art M a rtinson; a nd " Mathematical Puzzles and Paradoxes," taught by math professor John Herzog The week's activities a lso include tours of scenic a nd educational locations in the Puget Sound a rea . Both commuter and residential p a rtiCipa nts a re welcome. For more information call Swenson at (206) 535-7450.




PLU Class Helps ALC District Switch To Computerized Information As a term project, Professor Eldon Schafer's Management I n ­ formation Systems class helped the North Pacific District office of the American Luthera n Church select and implement a com­ puterized information system. At the project's completion, the District office will have the ability to perform many of thei r present manual tasks on the computer or word processor 0 longer will the office have to close for two or th ree days to prepare a handbook or a manual. With the same numb­ er of personnel , the District office will be able to serve the cong rega­ tion and their members much more efficiently "The class project broug ht a n element of expertise we probably otherwise could not have afford ­ ed to bring to the chu rch," said Ron Coen, district director of administration and comm u n ica­ tion. "The students helped us think throug h more clearly what we needed and from their recom­ mendations we have purchased equipment. " The project involved a study of the District office to identify i nfor­ mation needs, followed by sys­ tems design; the students design­ ed the com puterized files needed , and a search for the most approp-

Student I nvestment Fund reports 230/0 Orowth Rate Student i nvestors at Pacifi c Luthera n Un iversity were under­ sta ndably pleased with t h e m ­ selves a n d o n e another when they saw the results of their first year of investment activity this spring The School of Business Ad ­ ministration project was the result of a $25,000 gift from May Lund Davis of Gig Ha rbor, wife of PLU regent George Davis. Pu rpose of the fund has been to offer students realistic i nvestment experience. After the fi rst 10 months the fund boa rd of directors reported a g rowth rate of 1 9.5 percent, a n ­ nualized to 2 3 . 5 percent. The rate exceeded Sta nda rd and Poor's 500 Industrials (22 .7%) and Twentieth Century Growth Mutual F u n d (20.5%l. The students' perform ­ a nce was exceeded by two other selected fund comparisons. The students were especially pleased to outperform Standard and Poor's, since security analysts are rated in terms of their per­ formance compared to S & P 500. The student g roup also bene­ fited from the experience of their board chairman, Ivan Gruh, who i nterned last fall at a local bank. Profits from the student fund are used to back student-oriented projects.

riate ha rdware and software. With the equipment on l i ne, the District office has recommended the system to the national office of the American Lutheran church for all district offices. Sha ron Garl ick, one of the class members, is staying on as a n intern to h e l p im plement the system. Since the same com puter is available on cam pus, Garlick can work on assig nments in Parkland and then take the com pleted disc to the Seattle office. C oen said, "The relationship with the students has been very positive and professional and has been a n outstanding pilot project for a futu re working relationsh ip. We hope to follow- up with other i nterns in business and religion . "


PLU President Dr. William Rieke, left. and Tunghai University President Dr. Ko­ wang Mei exchange gifts during a ceremony formalizing an exchange agreement between the two universities. At right is Dr. Peter C. C. Wang of Pebble Beach, Calif., who organized the international computer conference at which the ceremony took place

Tunghai University in Taiwan pulled out the stops to welcome PLU President Dr. William Rieke and Mrs. Rieke, center, in April At left is PLU physics professor Dr. K. T Tang, on sabbatical in Taiwan this past year. At right is Tunghai President Dr. Ko­ wang Mei.

PLU Signs Exchange Agreeme nt With Tunghai University in Taiwan Gene Nadeau

'83 Orad Author Of Book, High way TO Paradise G e n e N a d ea u , a 1 983 P LU g raduate with a deg ree in history, is the author of a new book, Hig hway to Pa radise - A Pictoral History of the Roadway to Mount Rai nier. The book, which began as a summer i nternship project for history professor Arthu r Martin­ son, i ncludes over 1 50 photos which help tell the story of the I ndians, early pioneers, town mak­ ers and road builders . Si nce Pacific Lutheran was lo­ cated along the " road" ( Pacific Ave.), there a re references to the school, and particu larly Dr. John Ryn ning, a professor of natural history a nd for a time the area's only physician . Velma Kjelstad, a 1 959 alumna, was a n i m portant source of data . Nadeau, 47, who retired from the Air Force three years ago, has l i ved in Eatonvi l l e a l o n g the hig hway. Books may be ordered di rect from the author, P.O. Box 45204, Tacoma, WA 98445. A 20 percent discounted price for alumni. plus mailing, is $14.36.

Signing a n excha nge ag reement w i t h T u n g h a i U n i v e r s i ty i n Taichung, Taiwan , was a highlight of an April Fa r East visit by PLU President Dr. William Rieke. The agreement, also sig ned by Tu nghai President Dr. Ko-wa ng Mei, is " intended to strengthen the cultural ties and academic cooperation between the U nited States and the Republic of China," Rieke said. It provides for the exchange of facu lty mem bers and students, as well as scholarly publications and other materials, he indicated . The agreement was signed dur­ i n g a n i nternational computer conference organ ized at Tunghai by Dr. Peter C . C . Wang of Pebble Beach, Calif., a 1 960 PLU a l u m nus. Accompanied by his wife, Joan­ ne, Dr. Rieke also met with alumni. educators, chu rch and business leaders during his viSit. The trip was one of several PLU­ Fa r East a ctivities w h i c h a r e strengthening PLU' s reputation as a leading Pacific Ri m educational institution. In February, PLU Signed a similar exc h a n g e ag ree m e n t with Zhongshan U niversity in Guang Zhou (Canton), Peoples Republic of China. This coming fall, two Zhongshan g raduate students will attend PLU, and PLU senior Keith Workman from Auburn, Wash., will study at Zhongsha n . BUSiness administration profes-

sor Dr. Thad Barnowe returns to PLU this fall after a year teach ing at Zhongshan as a Fulbri g h t ex­ change professor. This month a PLU study tour is visiting regions of the PRC rarely visited by Westerners in sparsely populated western China.

FEI Awards Schola rships TO M BA Students M BA students at Pacific Luthe­ ran U n iversity have been awarded the two scholarships presented a nnually by the Seattle chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. Winners of the $600 stipends are David Brunette of Federal Way and Jodene Anderson of Bellevue. Brunette earned his bachelor's d e g re e at the U n ive rsity of Washington and is manager of quantitative operations for Frank Russell Company in Tacoma . Anderson, a 1 980 PLU g rad, is a n accountant for Boei ng Computer Services. The a rea's th ree nati o n a l l y accredited schools o f business administration at PLU, Seattle U n ­ ive rsity a n d t h e University of Washington a n n ually n o m i nate to p g ra duate students of ac­ counting and finance for these scholarships.

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The night the Seattle Mariners played the New York Yankees before 20, 000 at Seattle's Kingdome, April 7, was designated PLU Night by the Mariner management. seattle sportscaster Don POier, a 1974 PLU graduate, threw out the first ball. Kelly Irwin, right, a junior music major, sang the national anthem. The PLU

Business Needs Liberal Arts Crads. Leaders Tell Students At Consortium By Sally MacDonald Seattle Times

Attn . liberal a rts majors: Hang in there. It may look like all the best jobs are going to college g raduates with techn ical training, but business still has a s pot at the top for students of a rt, history, economics and psychology. That's the soothing message about two dozen i nfluential busi ­ ness leaders gave a like number of anxious l iberal arts students from private colleges in April at the Washi ngton I ndependent Student Consortium at Pacific Lutheran University . The news produced an almost audible sigh of relief among the students. Business needs graduates with "a good, rou nded" education, Charles Lenard, treasurer of Pacific Northwest Bell, assured the stu ­ dents. And, sooner or later, 50 percent of students who have chosen liberal arts studies are going to come to business for a job. Tech nical workers will get the best jobs in the beg i n ning, Lenard and other businessmen sa id. But the best corporate jobs eventually will go to employees who ca n write a good business letter, organize time, make good decisions and lead other emp­ l oyees, the b u s i ness leaders agreed. And that is where the liberal a rts graduate shi nes. "The most important thing you learn i n college is how to learn," Lenard said. "It's like you come away f r o m c ol l e g e w i t h a f r amework to beg i n p i n n i ng things on. A skeleton. Whe n you get out in business, you'll begin putting meat on those bones. " Just how does the liberal a rts student who has been spending his four college years learning how

to learn, convi nce the personnel d i rector that's better than learn­ ing how to program com puters? "I kind of associate it with exercise, " said Lenard. "When you are a run ner you can read books and watch films a bout the techn i ­ que of running. B u t u nless you go out and run every day you won't have any wind for other activities. The run ner makes a better football player, a better basketball player. It's the same with the mind. You 've got to train the m i nd to think, to conceptualize " The ability to communicate is the sing le most necessary attri ­ bute a good employee ca n have, the busi nessmen told the stu ­ dents in small g roup sessions. "In tal ki ng to you ng people I always suggest the most impor­ ta nt thing they can do is learn to read and write," said Edgar A. Carpenter, assistant to the general manager of PACCAR. Some well-trai ned employees have been sidetracked for years because they can't write a busi­ ness letter, said Russell Olson, treasurer of Puget Sou nd Power a nd Light Co. Students should take a little accou nti ng, economics or mar­ keting to go along with the litera­ ture and history, they said. Most important, the business leaders said, liberal a rts students s h o u l d spend their su mmers working i n a bank or a busi ness. Above all, the liberal a rts stu ­ dents should learn patience, sev­ eral business leaders pOinted out. Kenneth Derr, president of Chevron U .S.A., advised the stu­ dents to remain optimistic, even i n a depressed job market. The conference was co-spon­ sored by Chevron, Independent Colleges of Washington, PLU and the Washington Independent Stu ­ dents' Consortium.

(Reprinted with permission of the seattle Times.J

Jazz Ensemble provided pre-game entertamment, as did a group of PLU students running an "Izzy Dizzy Relay " A third inning scoreboard welcome, center, was one of several electronic and public address references to the special evening

Teachers, Administrators!

Is YOur Educational Certificate Valid? sept. 1 Is Deadline A l l teachers a nd admin istrators who have a n educational certificate i n the state of Washi ngton must possess a valid certificate o n September 1 , 1 983, or they will be su bject to all requirements mandated u nder the new state sta ndards. If there is any doubt about the validity of a certificate, be certain to contact one of the following offices i m mediately: SUPERINTE N DENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OFFICE - Olympia 753-6773 Certification/Education Service District Offices: (509) 456-6320 ESD 1 01 Spokane Area (509) 575-2885 ESD 1 05 Yakima (206) 574-2871 ESD 1 1 2 Vancouver (206) 754-2933 ESD 1 1 3 Olympia (206) 385-2055 ESD 1 1 4 Port Townsend (206) 242-9400 ESD 1 21 Seattle (509) 529-3700 ESD 1 23 Walla Walla (509) 663-8741 ESD 1 71 Wenatchee (206) 424-9573 ESD 1 89 Mount Vernon -

FIPSE Director. 40 Students Honored By Beta Camma Sigma Dr. Sven Groen nings, D i rector of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) was initiated as honorary member of the Beta Gamma Sigma cha pter at Pacific Luthera n U niversity ear­ lier this spring. He was honored for his con ­ tributions to constructive federal legislation to improve education for business. Following his doctor­ al studies at Stanford U niversity and a n academic career at Indiana U n iverSity, h e c o n t i n u e d to champion the cause of high quali­ ty, innovative education, especial­ ly in foreign language and i nterna­ tional stud ies. D u ri ng t h e s p r i n g a w a r d s gathering at the Tacoma-Execu­ tive Inn. Dr. Groennings spoke briefly on innovation in education. si ngli ng out the pioneering efforts of the PLU School of B usiness Administration in i nternationaliz-

i ng its business cu rricu lum. At the gatheri ng, nine g raduate students and 22 u ndergraduates . were i nducted i nto the busi ness honorary . The names of M ark Hatlen. S u ­ san Hoffman, Sandi M oen. Marcia Strand. Tony Tipton, and Roberta Towe. a l l BBA 's from '82, were added to the Dwig ht J ud s o n Zulauf Accou nting Roster. To be eligible for the Zulauf roster, alum­ ni must pass all sections of the C PA exam i n the first sitting . Andreas Udbye received the American M arketing Association Award presented to the outstand­ i ng marketing student. J o h n S c h e i be w a s n a med U ndergraduate Fellow as the most outsta n ding accou nting student and Ivan Gruhl won the Wall Street Jou rnal Award p resented to the outstanding finance student.

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Class Notes

Concern For Welfa re Of Both Patients And Physicians Involves Keith I n Va riety Of Prog ra ms B y Judy Davis

Trinity Honors Oldest Living PL U Alumnus The M a rch issue of Scene i n ­ cl uded a feature a rticle wh ich observed that Sophie Matsen a n d C o r a H o f f , b ot h o f E a st e r n Was h ington a n d m e m bers o f the C lass of ' 1 3, a re PLU's o ldest l iving alumni. They a re believed to be the oldest living alu m nae at age 92. It has s i nce been lea rned , however, that Lorents Osa of Parkl a n d , age 96, was a mem ber of the PLU Class of 1 9 1 7 . H e cam e to the U n ited States from Norway at age 22 After working his way across the U . S . to Seattle, he enrol led at Pacific Lutheran Acad mey, g rad uating at age 30. A vete ran of World War I who holds a bachelor's deg ree from the U n ive rsity of Washingto n , Osa is a former teacher a n d busi ness­ m a n . He and his second wife, C hristi ne, have been married 23 yea rs . I n his 3 1 st year of membership at Trin ity Lutheran C h u rch i n Park­ l a n d , Osa and his wife were hon­ ored at a recent " PLU Su nday" service.

Beca use he views h is patie nts a nd fel low physicians as " people fi rst , " Dr. Don Keith '54, of Seattle has become involved in medical issues at the loca l , state a nd nati onal levels. Cu rrently, D r . Keith serves on the executive com mittee of the Washi ngto n State Medica l Assoc i a ­ t i o n - a g roup h e chaire d fro m 1 979-83. The g rad uate of the U n iversity of Wa shi ngton Sc hool of Medicine is also president of the Washi ngton Academy of Fa m i ly Physicians I n addition, he is a d i plo mat of the specia lty board of the acad e m y . " I think i t ' s i m portant fo r those who view people as emotio n a l , physical a n d social beings t o try to influence health -care decisions:' the Seattle fa m i ly practitioner s a i d . He a d d e d , "I also bel ieve l owe m o re to my profession th an j u st receiving compensation for m y work - w e need leaders withi n the profession who can work toward i m p rovi ng the delivery of hea lth ca re; otherwise, 'outside forces' will lay their decisions upon us:' he pred icted . Dr. Keith serves on the America n Academy of Fa m ily Physicia n 's C o m m ission on Legi s lative a n d G o v e r n m e n ta l Affa i r s w h i c h m o nito r s n a ti o n a l hea lth - c a re legislati o n . ' ' I ' m pori ng over a n agenda for the next meeting which is two i n ches t h i c k ! " re m a r k e d t h e energetic physician who req u i res only fou r or five h o u rs of slee p a n i g h t to m a i n ta i n h i s b u sy schedu l e . I n add ition to h i s p rofessional activities, D r . Keith is on the boa rd of d i rectors of Foss Home in Seattle and is co-cha irman of the fund - raising com m ittee for the

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E . RAY LERBACK of SeaSide, Ore . , has been rea p p o inted by Gov. Vic Atiyeh to the O regon Lewis a n d Clark Trail C o m m ittee. The 30- mern ber co mm ittee's re­ s p o n si b i lities include promoting p u b l ­ ic awareness o f t h e h istorical sign ifi­ ca nce of the Lewis a n d C l a rk exped i ­ tion , a n d encourag ing the develop­ ment and protecti o n of historical sites a nd o utdoor recreation resou rces along the Lewis a n d C la rk Tra i l .

The Snohomish High School h o n ­ ored G EORGE NOWAD N I C K o n the evening of March 4, for his years of d e d i c a t i o n a n d se r v i c e t o t h e Snohom ish School District George was principal of Snohomi s h H i g h School fo r 1 2 years During the fi n a l t w o yea rs o f his career, h e served the district as assistant to the superinte n ­ d e n t overseeing several major build­ ing projects within the district Cu rrently, h e is Di rector of Person ­ nel Resou rces for the America n Luthe­ ran Ch u rch, North Pacific District, a n d is responsible f o r major personnel assign ments in Washingto n , Oregon, Alaska a n d Idaho. George a nd his wife, P h y l l i s , c o n t i n u e to r e s i d e i n Snohomis h .

1 937 K E N N ETH D. A N E NSON has retired from Delta College a n d re-Iocated i n t h e San Francisco Bay a rea . He is re­ m a rried to Evelyn M . Strasser a n d they a re ma k i n g their home i n Burlinga me, Cali f.

Dr. Don Keith

Leraas Auditor i u m i n the new PLU science com p lex. Dr. Keith 's wife, Betty, is a 1 953 g rad uate. Their daug hter, Heather '81 , is an oncology n urse in Sea ttl e ; daug hter Allison w i l l b e a senior psycho logy major at PLU this fa l l . . Dr. Keith 's concern for the total ' well - being of his colleag ues had led to a decade of involve ment in detecting a n d treating the esti­ m ated 10 percent of practicing physicians i m pa ired by alcohol . d rugs, stress or menta l illness. From 1 979-81 , he c h a i red the A m e r i c a n Aca d e m y of Fa m i ly Physicia n 's Mental Health Com­ m ittee a n d helped fo u nd the Personal Problems of Physicians C o m m ittee of the state medical associati o n . His efforts in this a rea include prod u ction of two video tapes on coping with stress faced by resident physicians a n d by practicing physici a n s . " T h e tapes include vignettes of stressful situati ons with w h i c h physicians a re fa m il i a r . Du ring the discussion which fol lows, the lea d ­ er offers suggestions f o r coping

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C. Eric Ellingson C . E R I C E LLI NGSON of Bedfo rd, Mass , has been promoted to tech nical d i rector of the Tactical Co m m u n ica ­ tions Division at The MITRE corpora ­ tion, a hig h tec h n ology system e n ­ g i n eering f i r m h e a d q u a rt e r e d i n Bedford .

with these problems a n d physi­ cians who view the fi l m a re e n ­ cou raged t o come u p with their own solutions," said the iti nerant spea ker who travels a ro u n d the cou ntry discussing the fo rmerly h ush - h u s h su bject of physicia n i m pairment . Dr. Keith w a s i nfl uential i n esta b­ lishi ng a statewide, 24-hour "hot l i ne " which ena bles hospita l a d · m i n istrators, phys icia n g ro u ps a nd physicia ns ' wives to report the i r concern a bout co l leagues o r loved ones they bel ieve may be i m paired on the job by drug or a lcohol use or even "the ravages of age " Follow i ng the ca l l , a team of volu nteer "physici a n advocates" confront the physician a n d help h i m obta i n treatment before legal d isciplinary action i s necessary. Dr. Keith e m phasi zed the i m ­ paired physican prog ram reflects concern not only fo r physicians, them selves, but a Iso fo r the safety of their patients. I n traci ng the orig i n s of the val ues he so vociferously a n d vigorously endorses in such ac­ tivities as the i m pa i red phys icia n prog ra m , Dr. Keith cites his u pbr­ i n g i ng a nd his education at PLU. "While at PLU, I was exposed to thoug htful, conscientious teach ­ ers who a l ways e mphasized peo­ ple as physica l. e m otional a n d spi ritua l b e i n g s . "As I poi nt out to physicia ns, it's i m po rta nt not to become so i n u r­ red with the catheter at one end of the patient and the oxyg en tube at the other that you forget there is a h u m a n being in bet­ wee n , " he added . "By the same token, although patients often see doctors as being 'n ext to God: they must realize physicians a re h u m a n too, and have as m uch right to treat­ ment for thei r problems as does a nyone else . "

1 957 WALTER CAPPS x ' 5 7 received the " P rofessor of the Year Award" o n the U n iversity of C a l ifo rnia-Sa n ta Barbara ca mpus in M ay - a n award selected by the students. Walter, a professor of religious studies c::t UC -SB, is also president of the Council on the Study of Relig ion, chairman of t h e co m mit­ tee o n H u m a nities, a member of the Col leg ium at Pacific Luthera n U niversi­ ty and a member of the advisory com mittee of the National H u m a n ities Center. He is the author and/or editor of eight books as well a s m a n y a rticles and papers . His most recent book, The Unfinished War: Vietnam and the American Conscience, will be publ ish ­ ed soon by Beacon Press . D R . W I LLIAM H. FOEGE of Atla nta , Ga , recently received a n honora ry deg ree from West Virginia University, M o r­ g a ntown, W. Va.



Class Notes

BRUCE '76 and E I L E E N (Rue '71 ) REICHER are living in Seattle, Wash , where Eileen works part-time in c ritical care. She received her MN from the U niversity of Washi ngton and has been an ICU/CCU clinical nurse special­ ist Bruce is a photographer with a com mercial studio in Seattle. They have one son, Aaron Daniel, born March 1 5, 1 982.

(Cont. from p. 1 1 )

1 959 BARBARA (Jackson) BROWN has lived in Casper, Wyo , for the past fou r years with husba nd, Jim, a geologist. and their two children, Andrew, 8, and M atthew, 6. Ba rbara was recently elected presi d e n t of t h e C a s p e r League o f Women Voters. PAnl (Finn) GANGE has grad uated from San D iego State U n iversity with a master's in educatio n a nd a reading specialist credential . She is teaching first grade in the San Diego area.

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Tim Quigley

HARRY WALTER is ma nager of Park­ land Light and Water Company in suburban Tacoma . Recently he was featured in the magazi ne, Ruralite. His photo appeared on the cover and he was the subject of a two-page feature a rticle.

The designation of Certified I nsur­ ance Cou nselor has been conferred upon TI MOTHY S. QUIG LEY of Tim Quig ley Insurance Services, Inc. i n Bremerton, Wash . The Society o f Cer­ tified Insura nce counselors is a nation­ a l non-profit o rganization dedicated to profeSSional insurance education. Tim is one of nearly 200 agents i n Washi ngton State w h o have received the CIC deSignation

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KAREN (Sahlstrom) NICKEL was re­ cently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the America n Association fo r Clinical Chem istry Ka­ ren is cu rrently di rector of Steroid E n d o c r i n o l o g y at B i o - S c i e n c e La boratories, a division of A merica n Hospital Supply Corp., in Van N uys, Calif. MAVIS ROWLEY has been named assista nt admi nistrator of Swedish H os p i t a l M e d i c a l C e nte r, Seattle, Wash , with responsibility for supervi­ sion of several clinical departments. Mavis has been on the Swedish staff for 1 0 years, recently as ad m i n istrative assistant Pastor NEIL THOMPSON has joined the staff at the Galilean Chapel i n Ocean Shores, Wash , a s an associate pastor He was formerly a pastor i n Othello, Wash.

1 965 ROE H. HATLEN went to work i n January f o r Pizza Ventu res, I n c . , a s vice-president finance/treasurer, with headquarters in Wayzata, M i n n . Pizza Ventures is a rapidly growing publiCly­ held restaurant chain operating 1 1 8 Godfather resta ura nts in eight states. He formerly was vice- president finan ­ ce/treasurer for franchised King's Table, Inc. in Eugene, Ore.

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REGINALD LAURSEN was recently promoted from associate professor to full professor, mathematics, at Luther College, Decorah, la. He received his P h . D . from Washi ngton State U n iversi­ ty in 1 971 and joi ned Luther in 1 970.

1 967 DALE HOUG is a part of some good news at Western Commu nity Ba n k . T h e ba nk with its headquarters i n Fircrest and branches at two locations i n Lakewood will have a new branch in Tacoma this spring Dale is the bank's new president as wel l as conti n u i ng as senior loan officer.

1 968 KATHY LAWRENCE of Vancouver, Wash has been elected president of ' Vanc uver Democratic Women's Club for 1 983 -84 . She was a delegate to the National Democratic Women 's Con­ vention in Denver, Colo . , May 1 8·22 and is chairperson for the Democratic Women 's State Convention to be held in Vancouver J u ne 23-25.

1 969 M A R C IA ( K i n g ' 7 1 ) a n d DAVID CHANGE of Port Angeles, Wash . , are the parents of a daughter, Kelsey Anne, born Sept 5, 1 982 . She joins a sister, Lindsay, 3 .

1 970 PATRICIA A. JONES and Mark R. J ohnson of Pa rkland were married M a rch 26. Mark is a carpenter and Patricia will continue to teach in the Peni nsula School District. They are making their first home in Pa rkla nd. C . MIKE KIDO has been promoted to vice president, public affairs for Lone Star Hawaii, Inc. He and his wife, Monika, and' daug hter, Jen nifer, a re living in Kahala. E DWARD H . LANGSTON retired from the Air Force and is living in E n ­ glewood, Colo. He i s working a s senior financial estimator with the Martin M arietta Corporation at the Denver Aerospace Divisicn . PAnl SCHNlnG R U N D a nd Paul Gotz, a g ra d u ate of the U n iversity of Washington, were married March 5 . They are livi ng in Seattle, Wash.

1 971 PAUL and Jan ANDERSON are the parents of a daug hter, Leah Caroli ne, born Feb. 1 5 . They live in Seattle, Wash. NORMAN and SUSAN (Cham ness ' 74) CAR L S O N h a v e j u s t m o v e d t o Stei lacoom, Wash . They have two children, Matthew, 3, and Diane, born Oct 1 9 , 1 982 .

CH ERY L (Bergen) KOONS MAN and h usband, Th omas, are the parents of a d a u g hter, N a o m i E l i zabeth, born March 8. She joins a brother Aa ron David, 3'12 They live in E nglewood, Colo. ERIC M . SEVERIED has been trans­ ferred from Hamburg, Germany, to Copenhagen, Den mark , as assistant vice president with Johnson and Hig­ g i n s , a n i n ternati o n a l i n s u ra n ce broker. DAVID E . PAULSON and DIANE M (Schaefer '72) were transferred to Goroka, Papua New Guinea, last Au­ gust David serves an E nglish -spea king cong regati o n They have th ree chil­ d ren, Kirsten, 6, Hans, 5, and Kari, 2 They expect to return to the USA for furlough at Christmas time.

1 973 DAVID and GLORIA (Fry '75) ANDER­ SON are now living in Lincoln, N eb , where David is the associate pastor of Ad ult Ch ristian Education at Sheridan Luthera n Church and Gloria is a full­ time homemaker after several years of teaching They have two children , Kirsten, 4, and Jeremy, 2 . Their address is 4901 Hig h Strf'�t, Li ncoln, NE 68506. scon EDWARDS has been pro­ moted to assistant administrator at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash. JEFF a nd JOAN ( Richter '74) G LADOW a re living in Salem, Ore , where Jeff is with Salem Heating Co. J oa n is at home with son, Brooks, 4, and daugh­ ter, J ordan, 1 . R O N a n d P H Y L L I S (Weaver '73) JACOBSON of Renton, Wash , are the parents of a daug hter, C hristi ne Olea, born Oct 1 9 , 1 982 . She joi ns a brother, Mark, 2'/ 2 M I K E and CINDY (Coli ' 7 3 ) McVICKER a re the parents of a daughter, Lau ra , born Aug 20, 1 982 She joins brothers, Christopher, 5%, and Scott, 3. M i ke and Ci ndy have been in Raci ne, Wisc . for seven years. M ike works fo r West­ ern Publishing LEO ROSE NBERGE R is audit manage r in the Seattle office of Pannell, Kerr, Foster and Company , CPA's.

1 974 STEVE '72 and LY N N EnE ( M u nSon '74) BROWDER and daug hter, Eri n , 3, welcomed the arrival of a son and brother on Feb. 15. They named h i m , Ada m Kirk. Steve contin ues a s chair­ man of the biology department a t F ranklin College, Fra n kli n , Ind. Lynnet­ te recently completed her master's degree in elementary education. She is now on maternity leave fro m a local school where she teaches remedial reading M r. and M rs. RANDY DeKOKER of Kent, Wash , are the parents of a son, Jeffrey Neil, born Jan. 5. He joins sister, Kristen, 4, and brother, Steven , 2 . Randy is currently the varsity baseball coach at Cascade J u nior High in Au­ burn, Wash.

ANN ( 8alerud) STU M P and husband, Bri a n , are living in Richa rdso n, Tex , where Ann is a registered n u rse with K i m b erly N u rses Reg i stry B r i a n teaches graduate level geophysics a t Southern Methodist University They have two children, Kev i n , 5, and J u l i a , 2 0 months.

1 975 SONJA (Strandholm) BROWN and husband, David, recently moved i nto a new house in Port Angeles, Wash O n Feb. 2 they became the parents o f a son, Jacob Lloyd They own their own ca rpet and upholstery clea n i ng busi­ ness and Sonja is a substitute teacher. Mr. and Mrs. JONATHAN MOHR are the parents of a son, J oshua, born in April 1 982 . Jonathan is cu rrently on sabbatical from Ca mrose Lutheran College, Cam rose, Alberta, where he is assistant professor of music and di rec­ tor of choral m usic. He is working toward a DMA degree at the U niversity of Colorado- Boulder. PAULA PUDWILL a nd Da n iel D. Evjen , an employee of Boei ng Aerospace as a n electronic tech nici a n , were married Feb. 1 2 . Paula is an a nesthesia techn i ­ cian a t Group Health Hospital in Seat­ tle, Wash. They live in Federal Way J U LI E RON KEN has received a mas­ ter's degree in j udicial administration from America n U niversity and works with the federal court system in San Francisco. KIM T. SWANSON is currently com­ pleting a th ree-yea r residency in inte r­ nal med icine at Mayo Cli nic, Rochester, M i n n , and will begi n a three-year fellowship in cardiology this fall, also at Mayo clinic. TIM '74 and LY N (Steiner 74l TAY LOR are the parents of a son, Ada m Scott, born Mar. 1 . He joins sisters, Anna, 3 , and Amy, 5 . N ELL WEAVER o f Little Rock, Ark , has recently published her second book for Runner's World: Runner's World Stretching Book, and is working on her third, scheduled for 1 984 publication She has also been working for the past year as the executive d i rector of Peace Li n ks , a n o n - profit o r g a n i z ati o n founded by Betty Bu mpers, wife of us. senator Dale Bumpers

1 976 M r . and Mrs. LEN AND REWS ( Pamela Monsen '76) are the parents of a son, Tyler Ross, born Jan 26. He joins a brother, Benja min, 2 . They live in Sedro Woolley, Wash . BRYAN L . FALK has accepted a purchasing position with U n ion Oil Company i n Grand Junction, Colo. Their project will be the first commer­ cia I shale oil producer i n the nation . Bryan says it is very exciti ng to start from l itera lly the ground level with a new technology a n d a new orga n iza ­ tion. RAC I N E " Ray" H EACOX has recently joined KPDX-TV 49 as general sales manager He will be responsible for developing both the national and local sales departments for TV 49, Vancouv­ er's first television station. During the last six years in Portland, Heacox has wo rked in sales at KOIN -TV and most recently as the local sales manager for KGW-TV. (cont. on p. 1 3)

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(Cont. from p. 1 2) CH E RY L Ll U EBLAD moved to Sa n Francisco last J u ly after accepti ng a new position at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center as a neonatal clinical specialist She completed her master of science degree in n u rsing from California State U niversity· Long Beach in December 1 982. She can be contacted at 1 575 26th Avenue, Sa n Francisco, CA 941 22 . . phone (41 5 ) 564- 2 5 1 5 . STAN STRAN KMAN i s now practicing dentistry in Phoenix, Ariz. He received h i s D D S from the U n ive rsity of Washi ngton in 1 982. All former class­ mates a re i nvited to stop by fo r a visit H is ad dress is Crossroads Apts . 2222 W. Beardsley Rd , Phoenix, Ariz. 8502 7 .

1 977 TI MOTHY and LISA (Anderson '80l A N DE RSON are living i n Lakewood, Wash , wh ere Tim has been associated with Fra n k Russell Company, an i n ter­ nation al pension consulti ng firm, for the past fo u r years Lisa is a student i n the U n iversity of Washington Master of Architecture progra m KAR E N ELMORE and Brian B roam were married at People's C h u rch i n Tacoma o n J a n . 2 3 , 1 98 2 . Karen i s a cou nselor with Home b u i l d e rs , a n agency which strives to keep fa m i l ies together Brian is in his first year of sem inary at the Fu ller Theological Semin a ry Extension in Seattle. Their address in Tacoma is 1 706 N . Anderson - zip 98406. STEVEN D . HILDEB RAN D has been accounting su pervisor at the Alaska State Depa rtment of Revenue fo r over a year and his wife, CHR ISTI N E ( Baldwin '77) and their two child ren, Heather and Trevor, are busy enjoying the i r lives i n J u neau. E R I C M LEM N ITZER is working in sales for Curtis Industries i n Phoenix, Ari z . After 4'12 years as a construction s u p e ri n te n d e n t b u i l d i n g bridges, roads and treatment pla nts, Eric says his new job gives him m o re ti me to spend at home with his wife Na ncy and 1 6 -month·old daug hter, Anna Kirsten . KIMBERLY MIN N E MAN will be mar­ ried to Kenneth Hoover on June 1 9, in O lympia, Was h . K i m is now working for the Department of Social a n d Health Services as a program auditor. Ken also works for the department as a health radiology physicist They will make their new home on a 1 0·acre farm west of O lympia JAN OLLE N BURGER ono recently resigned as d i rector of Education and Youth a t Peninsula Lutheran Church in Gig Ha rbor, Wa s h . , where she had served for 5% years This fall she will be attending Vancouver School of Theol­ ogy in Vanco uver, B . C . She hopes to work toward a master's deg ree in C h ristian education d u ring the next two years She and Gail will continue to live in Gig H a rbor. B A R BARA PETERSON and J i m my Vickers were ma rried March 1 9 at First Lutheran church i n Bothell, Wash. STU and KATHY ( Koenig ' 7 7 ) RIGALL are living in Gasto n , Ore . , just 1 0 m i nutes south of Forest Grove. Stu is the junior high and high school vocal m u sic teacher at Ba n ks , Ore. Kathy enjoys her full·time job of caring for their son, Gabriel Aa ron , who was one year old March 26. She also teaches several piano students at home.

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RO NALD B E NTO N g raduated from Northwestern U n iversity's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Ma nagement and accepted a job as senior cost a n a lyst with Hewlett-Packard in Love la n d , Colo. KAT DOWNS is living i n Pal m Springs, Calif , with her husba n d , David Novits­ k i , and their two children, Joshua, 2% and J ustin , born Feb. 2 . M s . Downs is the main entertainer at Del Monico's in Palm Springs, where she performs for such regulars as Fra n k Sinatra , Kirk Douglas, and Jack Lemmon. S h e w i l l be returning to the Northwest this sum­ mer for a brief engagement at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, J u ne 7-J u ly 1 6 . Kat invites all her friends to stop by a nd see her while she is there . She will be p e rf o r m i n g T u e sd a y through Saturday nig hts KEVIN KINDSC H U H and Joyce Alford, were married Jan . 29, at Augustana Lutheran C h u rch in Po rtland, Ore. Kevin is a computer scientist in Port­ land where they live. Capt CARYL SCHAFFTER is attending the Un iversity of Kentucky working on a master's degree in nurse- midwifery Capt Schaffter is in the Army N u rse Corps and lives in Ft Knox, Ky

PAUL COHRS has finis hed an MSEE program at the U niversity of Califor­ nia-Berkeley and is now worki ng for American Bell 's RD & 0 department, formerly Bell Labs . He lives i n I n ­ dianapolis, Ind . DAVID DAHL is systems representa­ tive with the Bu rroughs Corporation in Bellevue, Was h . LES DAVIES i s di rector of personnel for Hope Cottages in Anchorage, Alaska. KEITH H E N DE RSHOT is wo rki ng for the Graybar Electric Company in inside sales in Houston, Tex. MARIE HOLLINSH EAD M '81 is tem ­ porarily "retired" a n d i s home enjoy­ ing son Robert, born Oct 28, 1 982 . NANCY K I N DSCHU H is a comp uter science major at the U n iversity of Was h i ngton . She was ma rried to Lynn Gray on May 2 1 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Seattle, where the couple is making their fi rst home. JU LIE LlNDBO is completing her second year of teaching music K-5 at a new grade school in the Battle-Ground School District. Dewey Ru msey and ANNA MAHAN­ RU MSEY a re the pa rents of a d a ughter, Merry Elizabeth, born Jan. 1 5 . Anna is a regi stered n u rse working for the USPHS in Ada, Okla , where the fa mily resides. Dewey has just completed his studies at East Central Un iversity and received his bachelor's degree in psychology o n May 1 4 .

VERO N ICA BA LDWIN is working in the I nternatiol1al Department for First Interstate Bancorporatio n . M E L I N DA BOOTH, M '82, i s a ma rket research a n a lyst with the CX Corpora­ ti o n . CX is a subsidiary of the Swiss­ based firm of Ciba- Geigy and is both a photo fi nisher and a man ufacturer of photo finishing eq uipment Kurt and SHERYL (Bork) BRUCH a re the parents of a daug hter, Andrea Ch ristine, born Nov . 1 4, 1 982 They a re living in Port Ang eles, Wash . , where Shery l is teaching part-time and Kurt is working for Bruch and Bruch Trucking as a n operator DOUG SIEFKES has been n a med sports editor of the Lakewood PRESS.

1 979 STEPHEN and SHARON ( E nyea rt '78) AN DERSON have moved to Seattle, Wash , where Stephen has opened his own physical therapy office at 601 1 S. W. California . They are the parents of a daughter, Jaclyn Kay, born Oct 6, 1 982 . She is their first child. LESLIE FORSBERG has been named public relations account executive on the washington State Lottery account CAMERON FRIES and wife, PHY LLIS HISGROVE '79, a re living in Rolle, Switzerland, where Ca mero n is finish­ ing his th ird year of enology in Switzerla nd's French-spea king school. Phyllis is working i n a hospital as a s u rgical n u rse. They will return to the States in 1 984. KEVI N PETERSEN and Jacki Gedde were m arried April 9 at Richland Lutheran C h u rch, Ric h la nd, Wa sh. DEBBIE RUEHL and Cha rles L Cutter, Jr. were married Sept 1 1 , 1 982 in Spokane, Was h . The couple is residing i n Min neapolis, M i n n , where they both work for Northwest Orient Air­ lines .

1 980 MARY J EAN KINDSC H U H has com­ pleted a bachelor of a rts degree at the University of Washi ngton a nd will be ma rried Sept 1 0 at C h rist Episcopal C h u rch in Seattle, WaS h . , to Paul Hannah, a recent g rad uate of the U n iversity of Washingto n . They will reside in Seattle. DAVID PIERCE is living in Olym pia , Wa s h . , and working as staff assista nt for the Association of Washington Cities. David coordi nates publications and assists in orga nizing conferences and workshops held for city officials around the state . JODI SIMMONS and Tom Pickett were married in Portla nd , O re. on Dec. 1 9, 1 981 and they now reside i n Albany, Ore . , where Jodi teaches eleme ntary m usic and Tom is in l u mber sales. They a re parents of a s o n , J on a t h a n Thomas, born Mar. 4. BARCLA Y WONG writes he was pro­ moted to audit senior in the H ouston office of Arth u r Andersen & Co . He was married Oct 1 6, 1 982 to Susan Rae Koger in Sa n Antonio, Tex.

HARRY MAIER and Faith Lefstud were ma rried May 21 at Hope Lutheran C h u rch i n Calgary, Alberta . This fa ll they wil l be in E ng land where Harry will be at Oxford' U n iversity reading for a master's i n theology He has just completed one year of master of divinity s t u d i e s at t h e Luthera n Theolog ical se minary in Saskatoo n , Sask. KE LLEY PAULSON has com pleted the M BA prog ra m a t the University of Washington and is cu rrently working as a cost accountant for Hewlett­ Packard in Santa Rose, Calif.

August Pic nics Pla nned For pa re nts , Al u m n i Three potluck picnic su ppers fo r PLU parents, students, alumni and friends will be held in August in Spokane, Richland and Portland. AI and Marilyn Hanson, Pa rents ' Council co-chai rmen, will host the Portland area event Aug. 3 in St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1 2405 Butner Road, Beaverton. New Pa rents Council members Darrell and Bernice Nichols will host the Spokane event Aug . 1 5 in their home and yard at 212 W. Dawn Ave. The Nichols succeed Mayo and Elaine Erickson who have served on the Council for several years David and Marjorie Johnson of the Council will host a su pper Aug. 16 in Richland Lutheran Church, 901 Van Giesen, Richland, WA. President and Mrs. William O . Rieke plan to attend the th ree meeti ngs. New students for fall and their pa rents, families, friends of parents and alumni are wel ­ come to attend .

1 983 BOB GO M U LKIEWICZ is court baliff for Chelan County Superior Court and plans to enter law school this fal l .

In Me moriam Rac hel Forestine, 1 4-month o l d daug hter o f MARY ROBIN (Anderson) KELLER '68 and Robert Keller, died on Dec . 1 4, 1 982 . They have one other child, a son, Jacob Paul, 5 . The fa mily resides in San Diego, Calif R . HARRIET DAILY '62, of Puya l l u p , Wash. passed away on Dec. 27, 1 982 ANGES BERG ' 1 0 passed away Feb . 1 0 , 1 983 HARTMAN HOFF '47, a retired real estate salesman passed away March 3 , 1 983 . He w a s a Navy veteran of World War II and returned to the Tacoma area five years ago. Survivors i nclude a son, Neal of Sa n F rancisco; a brother, Neil J . of Olalla, Wash . ; and a sister, M i ldred Swan berg of Ann apolis, M d . A N DY WO RLEY ' 5 3 of Quincy, Wa s h . , died suddenly March 26 a t the a g e of 59. Worley, the ma nager of Gordon 's Mercantile in Q uincy, was born in Wolf Point, Mont, Feb. 1 6, 1 924, a n d attended schools i n Bonners Ferry, Id . He served in the U s. Navy from 1 94346. In 1 95 1 he married Marjorie D i rcks, . daug hter of Gladys (H inderlie) Winb­ lade, who worked at PLU for many years In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Don, Paul a n d Carl, one granddaug hter, h is father, fou r broth­ ers and four sisters. M U RIEL ELA I N E (Vetters) SCHOLZ '30, passed away i n March, 1 983. She had taught school i n Kitsap, Pierce and S no homish Cou nties a nd the last 1 3 years in Mou ntlake Terrace, retiring i n 1 968 She is su rvived by three children; Sally H u n ter of G ran ite Falls, Gay Scholz of the home, and Joel Scholz of Lynnwood; two brothers, William Vet­ ters, Sr. of Fox Island and Virg i l Vetters of Gig Harbor; 8 g randchildren and 1 g reat g randson . RALPH E. K N U DTSON ' 5 1 , a life-long resident of Parkland, passed away N ov. 1 6, 1 982 following an extended . i l l ness. He had been em ployed as a n electronic tec h n ician for RCA. Survivors include his wife, Carmen; three daug hters, M arga ret of Park ­ land, and Melinda Wolfer and M a rsha Cra ne, both of Tacoma; a son, Mark of D u l uth, M i n n ; his mother, Nettie of Fox Island ; two brothers, Eugene of Fox Island a n d Del mar of Olympia; a sister, M illie Leake of Downey, Calif, a n d seven g randchildren


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Spring sports capsules

Softba l l First-yea r coach Toni Tu rnbull fashioned the winni ngest seaso n i n the young sport's historY, 20- 1 0 . ' . ' Lady . Lutes were second in the WClC, 7-3 . . . PLU pitchers Yielded just 0.95 earned runs a game . . Monica Aug hnay was 1 2 -7, . 0.79, w ith Sharon Sch mitt 7-2, 1 .02 . . . Schm itt had back-to-back nohitters, Aughnay one no-no. . . Baseba l l - Diamondeers d ropped their last nine games to fin ish 1 3 - 1 8 . . . I n NWC play, PLU was fourth, 8-8 . . . Conference and district all -star outfielder Rich Vranjes, who hit .350, plated 23 runners and wrapped up his career with a PLU - record 90 RBis . . . DH Bill Ba nkhead was the league's number three h itter at . 394 . . . NWC a l l - start catcher M ike Larson poled seven home runs (see related story) , Wome n ' s Crew - Coxed by Julie Givens, the light fou r shell won five of seven races, placing second at regionals . . . J une Nordahl stroked the four, with Janie Buehler, Lise Lindborg , ... and Jenny Peterson at the other oa rs . . . Lindborg and Nelson won the light pa irs, Pam Knapp and Sara Lopez open pairs at regionals . . . UPS nipped the Lady Lutes by three seats to win the La mberth Cup (eig hts) M e n ' s Crew - PLU fell to U PS by three seats in the eight-oar Meyer Cup, but still holds a 1 5- 6 advantage in the series . . . At reg ionals, the eig ht placed third in LaFromboise Cup competition, 6 . 3 seconds out . . . The mixed eight was second at reg ionals. Golf Shelving the N W. Small Col lege Classic crown, PLU had Bob Britt and Tim Daheim tied for second, Jeff Clare in fourth . . . Lutes won the NWC title, their ninth in eleven springs, by 85 strokes . . . Clare, Daheim, Todd Gifford, Wayne Clark, and Britt were 1 -2 -3-4-5 i n NWC medal . . . Second at district, PLU placed Clare (second) and Britt (fourth) on the all-star team . Women's Tennis Mike Benson, named d istrict coach of the year, led PLU to a 20-7 season . . . Lady Lutes swept nine events to win a fourth straight WClC title . . . Capturing first th roug h sixth singles were Stacia Edmunds, C h ris Dicki � sen , Pollya n n Brynestad, Karen Stakkestad, Connie Wusterbarth, a nd Karin Johnson . . . PLU won the district gold, but had no finalists . . . Best season record : Karen Stakkestad, 22-4. M e n ' s Tennis - More ha rdware for Benson , h is ninth d istrict coach of year plaque in 1 4 seasons . . . PLU , 1 3- 1 �, got a 22-8 effort from Ed Schultz, playing thi rd sing les . . . For eig hth consecutive yea r, PLU prevailed at both the conference and district levels . . . Jay Abbott won NWC sing les, Craig Koessler and Tom Peterson the doubles . . . Schu ltz and Abbott joined forces to triumph in district doubles. Women's Track - WCIC kingpin for the third straight yea r, PLU got solo victories from Anne Jenck (1 500 and 300.0), Heather Jahr (high h u rd les), Ch ristie Albano (shot), Denise Stoaks (800), Karina Zamelis (400), a nd Karen Bell (intermediate h ies) . . . Five school records fell at district, where Lady Lutes were third . . . Lone district winner was Karen Bell , who bettered her own school standard with a 63 . 6 in the intermediate stakes. M e n ' s Track - Tim Shannon blue-ribboned the discus (1 57-5) and hammer (1 67-2) with lifetime bests as PLU placed third at conference . . . Phil Schot took the 1 1 0 hurdles and scored a meet- high 321f2 poi nts (see related story) . . . Tom Love, Greg Rapp, Schot. and Kris Rocke collaborated to wi n the mile relay . . . Second at district, PLU's best fi nish since 1 974, solo victories were tu rned in by Shannon (discus) and M ike Heelan (javelin) . Coaching Cha nges Jim Girvan (51 -73, four yea rs), pressed for time teach i ng a full load of high school chemistry classes, resig ned as baseba l l coach a t the close of the season. Arno Zoske (30-1 4-2, th ree years) stepped down as soccer coach to accept a ful l-time position at Evergreen State . . . His successor IS Federal Way High School coach Daman Hagerott, a 1 982 PLU grad Scholar-Ath letes Six of NAIA District 1 's 1 5 schola r-athletes are Lutes: Basketball-Na ncy Ellertson, 3 . 95; Track-Phil Schot. 3 .43; Baseb� l I ­ Rob Whitton, 3.79; Tennis-Ka ren Stakkestad, 3 . 68; Football-Curt Rodin, 3.83; Golf-Todd Kraft, 3 .53. •










1 983 PLU Footba l l Sched ule Sept. 1 0 Sept. 1 7 Sept. 2 4 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 1 5 Oct. 22 Oct. 2 9 Nov. 5 Nov. 1 2

ALU M N I (Fra n klin Pierce) PUGET SOU N D (Tacoma Dome) At Western Washington At Central Washi ngton SIMON FRASER - League Day (FP) LIN FIELD (Lincoln Bowll-HC· At Lewis & Clark WILLAMETIE-Dad's Day ( FP) At Whitworth At Pacific

7 :30 p . m . 7:30 p . m . 7 :30 p . m . 1 :00 p . m . 1 :30 p.m. 1 :30 p.m. 1 :30 p . m . 1 :30 p . m . 1 :00 p . m . 1 :30 p . m .

Please clip and save_ Card stock pocket schedules will not be mailed this year, but are available at the PLU AthletiC Department.

�I.' Roy Car/son

Gene Lundgaard

Career Milestones Reached By vet Lute Coaches Carlson. Lundgaard May was a milestone month for the two senior members of the PLU athletic department staff, Roy Carlson and Gene Lundgaard . Ca rlson, o n e o f two retiring faculty members honored at com­ mencement, wrapped up 21 years of service at the U niversity, i nclud­ ing stints as head footba l l , wrestl­ ing, baseball and golf coach. He'll retain, i n a part-time role, his golf duties next spri ng . Lu ndgaard, arch itect of PLU 's popular i ntra mural sports prog­ ra m, received a 25-year citation . Head basketba ll coach for 1 7 sea ­ sons, Lu ndgaard will continue as a n associate professor in t h e School of Physical Education, specializing in recreation . Ra ised i n the midwest. Carlson was inducted last November i n the South C h icago Hall of Fa me. In ten Lute footbal l campaig ns, 1 962-71 , his tea ms won or shared th ree conference titles . Carlson's l i n ks squads have captu red nine North­ west Conference crowns i n eleven seasons. He has earned th ree district coach of the yea r awards. Ca rlson is also a member of the Wa s h i n g t o n S t a t e F o o t b a l l Coaches Hall of Fame The winningest coach in PLU basketba ll history, Lundgaard re­ gistred a 280- 1 74 record fro m 1 959-75 . Du ring a period when PLU enjoyed 25 consecutive w i n ­ ning seasons, Lundgaard w a s a pri ncipal in eig hteen of the a n ­ nums, four as a player, fourteen a s a coach. Lundgaard, who directed the Lutes to ten conference titles and four national tournament ap­ pearances, plotted the x's and o's when PLU finished as NAIA ru n ­ nerup in 1 959. A s a player, Lund­ gaard ranks as PLU's sixth leading career scorer. In saluting the vetera n sports fig u res, Dr. Dave Olson, Lute ath­ letic director, said, "The contribu­ tion of Roy Ca rlson and Gene

Lundgaard, collectively over a l ­ most a half-centu ry, h a s touched every facet of our prog ra m physical education, intramura ls, recreation, and varsity athletics. Thousands of PLU students have benefited from their leadership."

Lute Men. Women Win Conference. All sports Awa rds Pacific Lutheran has repeated as a l l -sports cha mpion in both the Northwest Conference and Wo­ men's Conference of I n depen­ dent Colleges In cla i mi ng t h e J o h n Lew i s Awa rd for the fourth straight year, PLU ca ptured two NWC cha mpion­ ships, swimming and ten n i s , ad­ ding four second place finishes in the seven -school, ten-sport a l ­ lia nce. The Lutes have won the award, na med for the late Willa mette U niversity ath letic director, ten ti mes in the last eleven years While offiCial point tota ls have not yet been a n nou nced by the WClC, PLU enjoyed better than a 20-point lead over the run nerup in the six-school, eig ht-sport wo­ men's league Shelving the WClC su premacy award for the third straight year, Lady Lutes won league crowns in soccer, cross country, swimming, track, and tennis. I n addition to their conference laurels, Lute men brought home the NAIA District 1 all-sports pla­ que for the second time i n three years In the women's bracket. PLU was a close second in overall regional play.


arshman, Six Students Honored At PLU All sports Ba nquet In May Five g raduating seniors, a junior, and a celebrated coach from the alumni ranks were honored at PLU's May 9 AI! Sports Banquet. Co-wi nner of the Woman of the Year in Sports, Jill M urray, a sen ior busi ness ad m i n i strati on major ( 3 48 g pa) from Seattle, won more a l pine ski races in two years at PLU (1 1 ) than the sum total of all Lute men and women combined the previous eleven seasons. Sharing the Woman of the Year award was Spokane junior Kristy Purdy. The first junior ever select­ ed, Pu rdy, a physical education major (3.29 g pa), has a collection of five All-America scrolls in cross cou ntrY a nd track. AIAW 1 0,000 meter national champion in 1 982 , P urdy was forced to pass up last month 's NAIA test because of a heel stress fracture. P LU roommates for two years, Edmonds senior Phil Schot and Tacoma senior M i ke Larson were co-win ners of the Jack Hewins Award, which recog nizes physical skills and leadership. Schot, a biol ­ ogy major (3 .43 g pa), won district and nationa l deca t h l o n titl e s , earning All-America recogn ition for the third year (see related stOry).

Larson, an English-journa l is m major (3.29 gpa), twice ea rned AII­ NWC basebal l honors as a catcher., He set a P LU career record with 1 9 home runs. Nancy Ellertson, a senior Norwe­ gian - E nglish double major (3.95 gpa) from Battle Ground, claimed the George Fisher Scholar-Athlete Award. A WCIC basketball all-star as a g uard, Ellertson set school single season (1 57) and ca reer (289) as­ sists records. A political science major ( pre­ law, 3 . 59 gpa), senior Jim Schacht stroked the varsity lightweight four-with -cox shell in every race d u ring his fou r-year PLU stint, i ncluding the gold medal per­ formance at the 1 982 Western Spri nts. The men's scholar-athlete winner is from Klamath Falls, Ore. U niversity of Washi ngton bas­ ketball mentor Marv Harshman, who g uided the Lute hoops from 1 945 to 1 958, received the first a n n ua l D i sti n g u i s h e d A l u m n i Coach award . Recent past-presi­ dent of the N ational Association of B a s ketbal l Coaches, Harshman, who will begin his 39th season this fall, is the country's second win­ ni ngest coach .

I n a feat that nearly defies parallel, six Lady Lute swimmers won 4 1 of a possible 42 All-America plaques at NAIA nationals in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. PLU placed secon d as a tea m, trailing Wisconsi n - Eau Claire 427 -387 . T h e Midwesterners picked u p 80 pOints in diving, where PLU had no entries. From left, Kerri Butcher, Barbara Hefte, Elizabeth G reen, Kirsten Olson, Kristy Soderman, and Kristi Bosch. Butcher won a gold medal in the 1 00 butterfly, Green in the 200 1M. Finishing out of the top six i n just o n e event, PLU won the 200, 400, and 800 free relays.

Ed Anderson

Bruce Haroldson

Anderson Accepts CLC HOOP post; Haroldson Takes Over Lute Reins Bruce Haroldson, head basket­ ball coach at Montana State U n ­ iversity for the past five seasons, was named May 8 to direct Lute hoop fortu nes. Haroldson, 46, succeeds eight­ year Lute mentor Ed Anderson, who resig ned April 6 to accept the head coaching job at PLU's sister i n stitution , C a l ifornia Lutheran College. The first Montana state coach in 30 years to have three consecutive w i n n i n g sea s o n s ( 1 979-80-81 ), Haroldson has com piled a 1 51 - 1 01 record in nine collegiate cam­ paigns. Six of his teams advanced to post-season tournaments. ''I'm excited about joi ning the PLU fam ily and the opportunity to g row with the athletic department philosophy which has been suc­ c e s sfu l i n t h e pa s t , " s a i d Haroldson. Recru iting coordi nator a n d number one assistant to Ned Wulk at Arizona State from 1 967 to 1 974, Haroldson took over the coachi ng reins at Mesa State Colo. in 1 974. At Mesa, he won th ree straight Rocky Mountain Athletic C o nference titles (1 976-77-78) during a fou r-year sti nt. A prep hoop standout at Willis­ t o n , N o Oa k . , H a ro l d s o n grad uated from Augustana Col­ lege, Sioux Falls, So. Oak . , in 1 958. In the high school coaching ra nks, Haroldson had stints at Harlowton and Havre, Mont. , as well as Portland's Madison H i g h . He also served as a n assistant at Klamath Falls, O regon. The new Lute coach, who re­ signed at Montana State March 1 1 , pitched i n the st. Louis Card i na l s organization from 1 958 to 1 961 . Anderson, 50, fashioned a 1 1 994 record in eight PLU hoop campaigns. His Lute teams won two Northwest Conference titles outright a nd tied for a third PLU was 1 2 -1 4 last season and placed third in the Northwest Confer­ ence. Named district coach of the year in 1 978, Anderson will operate his PLU basketball camp this summer, assuming his Cal Lutheran duties Sept. 1 . "Ed Anderson 's contributions to PLU , both as a teacher and

coach, have been very positive , " said Lute athletic director Dr. Dave Olson. "He is a class person. As with most people in sports, new challenges become attractive op­ tions and we wish him every success in this new opportun ity . "

PLU'S Phil Schot Wins National Decathlon Crown The Schot hea rd around the country triggered PLU's start i n five national spri ng sports meets. Phil Schot, buoyed by gradua­ tion honors and acceptance into Southern Illinois' masters' prog­ ram in biomechan ics, soared to new heig hts i n winning the NAIA decathlon title May 27 in Charles­ ton, West Virg i nia. Schot had five personal bests in recording 7452 points, giving the t h ree -yea r A l l-American a 534 point gain this spri ng over his previous high. I n large increments, Schot went from a school- record 691 8 to 71 57 at the district meet (his third title), then exploded for a 295 point gainer at track a nd field nationals. T h e jack-of-all-events shared All-American scroll ceremony hon­ ors with mem bers of the fou rth ­ place 4X800 relay, Anne Jenck, Mon ica Johnson, Colleen Calvo, and Denise Stoaks. Intermediate h u rdler Karen Bell was seventh . In caravan, 1 4 Lute netters, eight men and six women, motored to Kansas City and nearby Overland Park, Kan . , respectively, for the NAIA tennis tournament May 31 June 4 . Sophomore Eddie Schultz reached the final 32 for the sec­ ond time as PLU placed 1 2th in men's competition. Schultz fell i n the fourth rou nd o f singles. For the Lady Lutes, 1 9th as a tea m, sophomore Julie Chapman ad­ vanced to the thi rd round. On J u ne 5, the first stop on a three-week boating advent u r e , P LU ' s l i g h tweight fou r placed fourth at the National Women's Collegiate Rowing Championships on Madison, Wisco n s i n ' s La ke Wingra .



Boa rd of Regen ts

Septe m be r

4 President's Convocation, Un­

Tacoma and VIcI n Ity Dr, TW. Anderson Mr. George Davis M r . M . R. Knudson Dr. Richard Klein Mr. George Lagerquist Mr. Ha rry Morgan Dr. W O o Rieke Dr Roy Virak ev. David Wold, chairman

Seattle a nd Vicinity Gary Baug hn, vice-chairman Rev. Charles Bomgren M r. Leif Eie Rev. Dr. A . G . Fjellma n Mr. Paul Hog l u nd Mr. Victor Kn utzen M r. Jorda n M oe Mr C layton Peterson Rev. Cl ifford Lunde Dr. Christy Ulleland, secretary D r . George Wade M r.

western Washi ngton M rs . Helen Be/g u m Rev. David Steen

Eastern washington Mr Alvi n Fink M r . Ja mes Gates


J u ly

1 4 Concert, Breistein Man nskor, Eastvold Aud , 7 : 30 p m.

Aug u st

1 9 Summer Commencement Exercises, Eastvold Aud , 7 00 pm

Administrators Appointed TO 4 Ca mpus Posts

oreg on M r . Howa rd Hubbard Mr. Galven Irby Dr. Casper (Bud) Paulson Rev. E. D uane Tollefson

Monta na/ldaho/Alaska/Texas Dr. Roland Grant Rev. Robert Newcomb Rev. Ronald Martinson Dr. Jeff Probstfield Mrs. Dorothy Sch naible

Advisory Rev. Gordon Braun ALC/NPD Dr. Ronald Matthias, ALC Dr. Ja mes Unglaube, LCA Rev. Llano Thelin, LCA/PNWS Perry Hend ricks J r , treasurer D rs. Christopher Browning, Davis Ca rvey Dwight Oberholtzer, facu lty Rick Brauen, Ian Lu nde, and David Polk, students. PLU Officers.

Editoria l Boa rd William 0 Rieke . . . . . . . President lUcille Giroux , . . . . . Pres . Exec. Assoc. Ronald Coltom . . Dir. Alumni Relations Dr . Marti n J . Neeb . . . . . . . . Exec. Editor Ja mes J. Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed itor James Kittilsby . . . . . . . . Sports Editor Edith Edland . . . . . . . . . . . . Class Notes Ken neth Dunmire Staff Photog rapher Linda Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech. Asst Dr.

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Four new administrators have joined the PLU staff in recent weeks. Sammie Davis has been appoint­ ed director of capital campaigns following the resig nation of Ray Rhodes. She has worked as an org a n i zer and fund raiser for March of Dimes a nd Junior Miss as well as several political campaigns i n Was h i ngton's 26th district. She is a 1 982 PLU comm u nications g rad Uate. Ron Garrett succeeds Kip Fill­ more as director of campus safety and information. Garrett, most recently director of security at U niversity of Puget Sou nd, holds a PLU master's degree i n social sciences. Darrell Eshel man succeeds E rv Marlow as Un iversity Golf Course ma n a g e r . He p revio u s l y w a s manager of Hi Ceda rs Golf Club in Orti ng, Was h . M i ke Fogde i s t h e project e n ­ gi neer for t h e Rieke Science Cent­ er, soon under constructio n . He has been an officer in an architec­ t u ra l/ g e n e r a l contracting firm specializing in i nstitutional. com­ mercial and comm u n ity buildings.

Nurses' Continuing Education Fall Schedule Slated Thirteen continuing education cou rses for nu rses will be offered this fall between September and December, accord ing to Cynth ia Mahoney, di rector of the PLU N u rses' C o nt i n u i ng Education Program . Beg i n n ing this fall, the prog ram will also be offered i n the PLU S i lverd a l e Center at Silverdale, Wash. For further i nformation, call the Continuing N u rsing Education Of­ fice at PLU , (206) 535-7683 .

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weekend Hosts Sought For Exchange Students From Japan Host fa mil i es are needed for th ree weekends in late J u ly and August to acco m m od ate ex­ change students from the Tokyo Y MCA. The exchange program is spon­ sored by the American Cultural Exchange, pa rent organization for the Intensive English Language Institute at Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity and other language prog ­ rams in the area. Families pick u p students at 9 a . m . Saturday mornings on the PLU cam pus a nd return them Sunday eVE :l i ngs They may sign

up for one, two or all three weekends. The ,s tudents, most of whom are women, speak English so a re able to share Japanese cultu re with their hosts . During the week the college­ a g e s t u d e n ts a re rec e i v i n g academic a n d language training, along with tours of educational and scenic areas . Available weekends are J u ly 3031 , Aug. 6-7 and Aug 1 3 - 1 4 . I nterested persons may cal l the Intensive Eng lish Language I nsti­ tute at PLU, 535-732 5 .

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Wash. State Track NPD M iss Wash. Teen AAU Wrestling Methodists Shoreli ne H . School Marv H a rshman BB Presbyterian ALCW Harshman BB (#2) Boy Scouts C h u rch of C h rist Chinese Church M iss U n ited Teen Lutheran M arriage Ene. LITE Sounders #1 Elderhostel #1 ASCC C heerleaders Kicki ng Cli nic Sou nders #2 Elderhostel #2 PLU M usic Camp American Cultural Exchange USSF Soccer Coaches Elderhostel #3 USA Cheerleaders #1 Ki ntetsu Pacific NW Writers Elderhostel #4 USA Cheerleaders #2 NW C h ristian M ission Volleyball Sounders #3 USA Cheerleaders #3 Evangelism Festival Sounders #4 Covenant women


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2 The Campus Admis ions:

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Efficiencv, Sophistication No Substitute For Caring Counseling Of Prospective Students By JIm Peterson

It is qu ite amazing when you thin k about it Yea r after year, through boom ti mes and recessions, approxi ­ mately 1 ,000 new students enroll at Pacific Lutheran U niversity each fall. Nea rly 700 a re freshmen; the remainder are transfer students . They come from all parts of the world, all wa lks of life, and all income levels. In a broad sense, there may be hundreds of people i nvolved in the process: a l u m n i , pa rents, teachers, chu rch leaders, friends, cou nselors and other PLU faculty and administrators. Each contact, each word of encouragement and guida nce contributes to decisions made by thousands of students each yea r Still, i n a more specific sense, the major responsi bility for fi nding, reach ing, advising a nd processing student prospects falls on a rela­ tively tiny band of people in the PLU Admissions Office . For many years the tas k has been accomp­ lished with a professional staff of four, plus two in the Financial Aid office. This year the staff i ncreases to five, stil l one of the smallest Jim Van Beek

a mong com pa rable schools " Each year we must be more efficient and more sophisticated , " observed the dean of adm issions, Jim Van Beek, recently This summer Van Beek cele­ brated the 20th anniversa ry of his appointment to the PLU Ad mis­ sions staff. The former PLU bas­ ketball g reat (SA '59) has seen well over �alf of all PLU students pass through the Admissions doors during his two-decade te nure, and he has become a "dea n " among Luthera n a n d Northwest adm issions professionals as wel l . "The task has become more d ifficult in rece n t years , " he noted . "Two important factors have been the changes in financial aid and the nationwide reduction in the pool of col lege-age stu­ dents . " u nder the guida nce of Financial Aid Director AI Perry, PLU has mai ntained a carefu l stewardship of available dollars to be a ble to assist as many students as gener- · ously as possible. More than 70 percent of students receive aid; a n "average" package covers nearly half of a student's campus costs. The decline in the student pool has necessitated an increase in PLU's outreach to prospective stu­ dents. Traditionally, PLU has work-

ed more personally and intensively with a smal ler nu mber of pros­ pects than most col leges. "Our list h a s n o rm a l ly been less than 1 0,000, " Van Beek exp l a i ned "Some of our sister schools com ­ m u nicate with ove r 60,000 and work with some 30,000 to enroll 1 ,000 students . " One way of reach ing more pros ­ pects the past th ree years has been to participate i n the Ameri­ can Lutheran Church/Luth era n Church in America student search, he indicated . That search identifies nearly 1 5 ,000 additional North­ west prospects out of some 5060,000 Lutheran students nation­ wide. I nstitutio n a l advertising and marketi ng techniques have be­ come increasingly important tools in recent years as well, he indi­ cated . Nevertheless, it is the personal, one-to-one relationship with stu ­ dents that remains the most i m ­ portant, the dean observed . "Thus the conti nued diligence of the professional staff remains critica l, but equa lly i mportant is the vast and g rowing network of PLU con ­ stituencies," h e sai d . T h e number of PLU alu m n i , parents a n d frie nds, a s well as Luthera n constituencies g rows sig nificantly each yea r, both i n numbers a nd in i nfluence, accord­ ing to Va n Beek . Their professional and personal reputations enha nce the i mage of PLU a n d their words of advice and encou ragement af­ fect the decisions of many stu­ dents, he observed . It is among these constituencies that the PLU Ad missions Office plans to build an even stronger base of support To help accomp­ lish this, Van Beek has appointed s e c o n d -yea r cou nselor C i ndy Michael assistant dean of admis­ sions a nd coordinator of vol u n ­ teer admissions representatives/ projects (see related story). At the same time, however, there will be no red uction i n the un iversity's normal outreach . Van Beek's staff also includes Phil Mi ner, associate dean of admis­ sions who, in addition to h is recru iting res p o n s i b i lities, has vastly contributed to PLU's visi bili­ ty and reputation i n the minority commun ity Mi ner has served on the PLU . admissions staff since his gradua­ tion from Pacific U niversity, Forest Grove, O re., in 1 972. In add ition to several profession a l leaders h i p posts, h e i s a member of the board of di rectors of the Tacoma urba n League and the Tacoma chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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He has been na med to Who's Who in Black America and Out­ standing Young Men of America duri ng the past two yea rs Following the resig nation of law schoo l - bound Stephen Fjelstad this summer, two new cou nselors were appoi nted to the admissions staff . They are Mary Joh nson , formerly of Beaverton , Ore , and Tacoma native David Gu novich . Johnson is a 1 981 summa cum laude PLU grad uate who earned her master's deg ree in social sci­ ences at PLU in 1 982 . Gu novich i s a 1 982 m a g n a c u m la ude P LU grad uate

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volunteer Representative Program New Admissions Office Outreach Effort

Cindy Michael

Admissions Travel Schedule Followi ng is the PLU Ad missions Office travel sched ule for 1 983 -84. You are cordially invited to call or write the Adm issions Office reg a rd i n g visits in you r area . I n m a ny cases, school cou nselors ca n a lso provide sched ule i nforma­ tio n . A l u m n i , parents a n d friends are enco u raged to visit, a long with ALASKA Anchorage Anchorage Fairbanks

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pr o s pective stu d e n t s . ( S o m e dates will have passed by the ti me . you r Scene issue a rrives, but we w a nted to p u b li s h the entire schedule a nyway.> For mo re i nformation w rite Ad­ missions Office, Pacific Luthera n U n iversity, Taco m a , WA 98447, o r ca ll (206) 71 51 .

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Portland Portland Portland-Lake Oswego Portland- Tualatin Valley S. Oregon· Coast Willamette Valley/Central

Los Angeles Sept. 24-25 UTAH Orange City Sept. 24-25 Salt Lake City San Francisco (east) Nov. 28-Dec 2 WASHI NCTON San francisco (south Sept. 27-30 Nov. 28-Dec 2 Aberdeen-Grays Harbor C C S California area Auburn· Green River C C COLORADO Bellingham- W Wash. State U. Denver Oct. 2 Bremerton-Olympic C C Denver Oct. 18-22 Centralia- Centralia C C Colorado Springs Oct. 1 6 - 1 7 Cheney-E Wash. State U. Edmonds·Edmonds C C HAWAII Honolulu Honolulu Honolulu

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IDAHO Boise Bonners Ferry Couer D 'Alene Kellogg Sandpoint

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This fa ll Pacific Lutheran U n iver­ sity is i na u g u rati ng a new theme, " Pa rt n e r s h i p i n E x c e l l e n c e . " Further evidence of the sig n ifi ­ ca nce of partners h i p in the m i s­ sion of the u n iversity is a new Volu nteer Ad m issions Represe n­ tative prog ra m , spearheaded by the PLU A d m issions Office . "The efforts of a l u m ni, c h u rch r e p r e s e n tativ e s , pa rents a n d friends have a lways played a n i m portant role i n PLU's recruit­ ment efforts," said Ci ndy Michael . M ichael, a 1 982 magna cum laude PLU g ra duate and second-year a d m issions cou nselor, has a lso been a ppoi nted Volu nteer Admis­ s i o n s Represe ntatives/ P rojects Coordi nator. "We pla n to beg i n a more formal org a nization of that effort, a n d take better advanta g e of volu nteer efforts , " she a dded . The new prog ra m will identify a l u m n i , ch u rch representatives, pa rents a n d friends in target a reas who a re w i l l i ng to work closely with the PLU Adm issions Office, both as sources of referrals a n d as contacts with prospective stu ­ dents. ' 'We plan to bring a selected nu mber of them more i ntensively into the process, " M ichael con­ tinued . "They will provide refer­ ra ls, work with Admissions officers when students are contacted, a n d assist with follow- u p activities . "One of the conti n u i n g rewards of ou r work is the appreciation expressed by stu d e nts a n d pa­ rents when they receive pre-col­ lege counsel i ng . These rewards can en rich o u r volu nteers as wel l , " s h e added . The second facet of the new prog ra m will be a n a dded e m ­ phasis o n prospective stUdent re-

ferrals throug h a closer worki ng relationship with the PLU A l u m n i , Church Relations an d Pare n t ' s C l u b offices t o h e l p enha nce prog ­ ra ms a l ready in place. "Additional enco u ragement a nd su pport of their pro g ra ms, a nd further assur­ a nce of our respo nse to th e i r efforts, ca n i ncrease thei r effec­ tiveness," Mi chael said . The a l u mni cha pter structure, phone-a-thons, a new b lack a l u m ­ n i steering co m mittee a n d m a ny other activities provide oppor­ tunities to em phasize the a d m i s ­ s i o n s prog ra m . T h e s a m e is true of the growi ng ch u rch representa­ tive prog ra m , which provides a variety of u n ivers ity contacts and services i n several h u n d red N o rth­ west Lutheran con g regations. A final facet is a renewed e m ­ phasis on ea rly referrals - j u nior h ig h -age you ng sters who may become future PLU prospects, M ichael i nd icated. She was eager to poi nt out that in several of her project areas there is a l ready a vast resou rce of willingness, energy a nd effort, on a n d off-ca m pu s . " Perhaps what is new is the degree of emphasis, awareness and com mitment, " she o bserved . "And, to the extent that those efforts can be enha nced o rg a nizationally, we hope to pro­ vide that service . " She ad ded, "Anyti m e you can encourage someone to actively assist you in you r efforts, you a re m ultiplying those efforts . That is our i ntent: to m ultiply both the n u m ber of quality referra l s we get and the n u m ber of personal con­ tacts that can be made. "The end result w i l l not o n ly be an increase in enrollment, but a lso better service to prospective stu ­ dents, parents a n d , u lti mately, the u n iversity. "

Prospective Student Referral Form Many of our students first became Interested In paCific Lutheran university because of encouragement from our alumni and friends. You can assist PLU and college-bound students you know by providing us with their names, addresses, and other pertinent data. we are primarily Interested In students who will be graduating from high school In 1984 a n d 1985. Prospective transfer student Information Is also encouraged.


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The World

Visiting An Inser table Land PL U Tour Group Finds Fascinating Similarities Between China, U. S. By Jim Peterson

Though the Bamboo Curtain has been pa rted for a decade, and Westerners are visiting the Peo­ ple's Repu blic of China in increas­ ing numbers, there a re vast reg­ ions of the a ncient. inscrutable l a n d t h a t re m a i n v i rt u a l l y unknown . Western visitors, most of whom tour Guangzhou , Beijing and the Great Wall, are apt to lea rn no more of China than Europeans do of the U.S. when they visit New York City, Boston, Ph iladelphia and Washington, D.C., and go home. This past summer a Pa cifi c Lutheran university study tour ventured out of the g reat Eastern PRC metropolises into a China that . few Westerners - few Chinese for that matter - ever see. It was the kind of backcountry tou r on which Cha rles Kuralt would have felt comfortable. The China they found bore l ittle res e m b l a n c e to co m m o n stereotypes. Geog ra phy, cultures, history and people were strikingly different from the East. The PLU group was a lso fascinated by the simila rities between China and the U .S., simila rities all the more startl­ ing when they realized they were co mparing one of the world's oldest major civilizations with one of the newest. The vast PRC is compa rable in size to the U nited States and geog ra p h ic similarities seemed eerily consistent. The PLU tour's 3, 200-mile bus and train adven­ tu re began at Xia n, comparabl e on a U . S. map to Cincin nati, Ohio. Most China tours venture no farther west than Xian , the cou n­ try's ancient capital and site of the newest archaeological wonder of the world: the vast u nderg round terra cotta a rmy bu ried with China's fi rst emporor, Qin Shi Huang Di, over 2,000 years ago. The next major city to the west is Lanzhou , set on a dusty loess soil plateau above the Huang He (Yel­ low) River. It is the Gateway to China's West. the em barkation point for travelers on the Marco Polo - or Silk - Roa d . The students were easily reminded of Omaha and st. Louis back home, the gateways to the Lewis and Clark and Oregon Trails. And the tra i ls traverse their respective

countries in mu ch the s a m e northwesterly direction ! The P LU group, under the lead­ ership of PLU lecturer Mun-Jong F u n g . conti n u e d to n o te similarities as their jou rney prog ­ ressed, thought they often blurr­ ed between American Northwest and Southwest. They crossed the Gobi Desert, where they visited ghost towns a n d exa mined ear­ then structures similar to the adobe of the American South ­ west. At D u n h u a n g , co m p a r a b l e geog raphically to Casper, Wyo . , the adobe structu res a re called the Mogao Grottos (little caves), according to Fung . The grottos conta in the largest collection of Buddhist a rt i n the world - sculp­ tures and mura ls crafted over the centuries by Buddh ist pilgrims on their way to India. Forgotten for centuries, they were rediscovered by a Taoist priest nearly a centu ry ago, but were plundered and vandalized by foreign profiteers before only recently bei ng re­ stored by the PRC government. Conti n uing westward, the stu dy tou r visited Turpan <Butte, Mont. 7 ) and Uru mqi (Spoka ne). Tu rpan is a

... . A Chinese mosque in Turpan displays Middle Eastern influences.

desert oasis, where wells derive thei r water from the nea rby Tia n Sha n Mountains (China's Rockies). "Turpan is the place where we really began to see the differences between western China and the rest of the country , " Fung said. "Out west most of the people are Muslims and have cu ltu res quite unlike those of the rest of China . The peoples in Turpa n and Urumqi are mostly Uyg urs (pronounced 'Way-gurs') and Kazakhs - Turkish peoples with cultural ties to Tu r ­ k e y , Afg h a n ista n , Persia a n d Northwest India . Their physical characteristics bore little resembl­ a n c e to o u r c o n c e p t o f 'Chinese . ' " Nearing U ru mq i , in China's far N o r t h w e s t , o n e e n co u n te rs mou ntains and evergreen forests The lush vegetation, however, is dependent on heavy mountain water rather than the sea, and in contrast to our coastal geography,

Uygur children from a grape commune near Turpan.

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Visiting Whistling Sand Hill near Ounhuang.


The Wo rld

ecent One Child per Family Mandate A Concern Of Chinese Educators

Uygur children near Muslim tombs outside Turpan



A Kazakh woman and child pause in front of their yurt in the Nanshan Mountains near Urumqi.

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Urumqi is the world's most inland city and is near the Soviet border, Fu ng explained . T h e re a re ot h e r s t r i k i n g s i m i l a rities . C h i n a is relatively sparsely populated in the West Though there are 40 million peo, pie liVing there, they represent only four percent of China'S popu­ lation. The Han people a re the vast majority in China, with the coun ­ try's 5 4 recognized minorities liv­ ing, like the Uyg urs and Kazakhs, primarily in the South and West In the U.S , French, Lati n , African, Native American , and Asian influ ­ ences a re also strongest i n the South and West Dr. Greg Guldin, PLU G l o b a l Studies director, China expert, tour coordi nator and husband of Fung, explained that among the world's large countries with signif­ i ca nt m i n o rity p o p u l a ti o n s , C hi n a ' s m i nority pol icies a r e among the most successful. "There has been a history of H a n chauvinism," he explained . "Their historical attitude was civilization vs. the barba rian, But that is changing. The government has been s uccessful in convincing

minorities that this Han regime is different from its predecess ors. "Thoug h the mi nority groups are responsible to the centra l governme nt. they are a llowed to remain quite cu ltu rally autonom­ ous, " he added . There is relatively little inter­ m i n g l i n g a m o n g the cu ltu ral g ro u ps, G u l d i n i n d icate d , a l ­ thoug h Han migration to these "frontier a reas" presents the loca l population s with the same prob­ lem of being numerically over­ whelmed that our Native Ameri ­ can populations have faced . As the PLU study tour continued west. the participants noted strik­ ing differences i n people's clo­ thing, l ifestyle, occupation s and architectu re, in addition to physiC­ al characteristics. The many variations reflected influences and heritages from In­ dia, Persia, the Soviet Union, and Near Eastern civilizations of cen- . turies past. the many a n d varied travelers who have journeyed to the exotic Far East along the Marco Polo Road . It was a vast and vibrant civiliza­ tion in a land larger than the U nited States, yet virtually u n ­ known t o the world outside.

The recent People's Republic of China mandate for only one child per fa mily is the greatest "special education" concern among Chin­ ese educators, according to Dr. Kent Gerlach . The Pacific Lutheran Un iversity director of special education was one of 1 0 U .s educators i nvited to the PRC in August to discuss special education. He was the only member of the group from a campus west of the Appalachian Mounta ins, he discovered. The sessions at the University of Beijing and Beijing Teachers Col­ lege were sponsored by the U .s ­ Ch ina People's Friendship Associa­ tion of Boston and organized by the Beijing Mu nicipal Bureau of Higher Education. "There really is no special educa­ tion as we know it in China," Gerlach said. "Before you can develop teacher expertise i n spe­ cial education, you have to deal with adequate trai ning for the regular classroom teacher. " The U.S. educators were obliged to do a quick shuffle when the discussion kept returning to the Chinese "only child" concern. "A single plant is difficult to culti ­ vate," they worried, having been accustomed to large families. "We tried to explain to them the advantages only children usually have in th is country: more paren­ tal attention and often broader educational and life experiences , " Gerlach explained. Among Chinese prog rams for handicapped visited by the group were a handicapped workers' fac­ tory and a program to teach acupu ncture and massage skills to the blind. "There are few programs for severely or multiple handicapped c h i l d ren , " Gerlach conti n ued . "Both mild and moderately hand­ icapped a re educated in the regu ­ l a r classroo m . " He expressed satisfaction with the degree of acceptance that handicapped children seemed to receive from their peers. I n seve r a l res pects , b o t h methods and attitudes of teach­ ers and students seemed reminis­ cent of the U .s of a couple of generations ago, he indicated. China is still feeling the effects of the Cu ltu ral Revolution, which effectively suspended education for over a decade. "They a re stil l in the process of teaching teachers to teach other teachers rather tha n teaching teachers for the Classroom," Gerlach said. H e added, "They are moving rapidly. Five years from now there will be a vast improvement But it will be a long time before they have enough qualified teachers. "

Dr. Kent Gerlach

Philippine Crisis Topic Of Global Studies Forum The Hon. Ernesto Rondon, a member of the Philippine National Assembly and a leader of the anti­ Marcos opposition, will be one of three speakers featured at an open Global Studies Forum at Pacific Lutheran U niversity Thu rs­ day, Oct 6. "The Aq u i n o Assass i nati o n : What Now for the Philippines ? " is the topic of the prog ram, wh ich will be held in the University Center at 7:30 p . m . Other featured speakers a re Pe­ ter Bacho, instructor in Asian­ American studies at the University of Washington, and Richard C lever of the Seattle Times. Clever has been lauded for a series of in­ depth reports o n the rece nt Philippine crisis. Controversy has eru pted i nto violence i n the Philippines a n d demonstrations i n th e U n ited States since Beningo Aquino, an opponent of Philippine President Ferdinand M a rcos, was assassi­ nated i n August He was retu rning to the Philippines after years of exile in the U n ited States. The Marcos government has been accused but has denied involvement in the assassination. The PLU forum is co-sponsored by the PlU Global Studies Program and the Office of Minority Affairs.


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Exchange Helps

China Seeks Management Expertise To Help Spur Economic Growth By Jim Peterson

There is vast potential fo r economic g rowth in the People's Republic of China. But to take a d v a n t a g e of the potenti a l , China's decision m a kers must know much more a bout modern ma nagement techniques The observation was made by Dr. Thad Barnowe, a Pacific Luthe­ ran University associate professor of business administration who spent the 1 982 -83 academic yea r teaching at Zhongshan U niversity in Guangzhou (Canton). Barnowe was the first Fulbrig ht lecturer i n business to teach in China since 1 949. Last year was only the thi rd year that the Ful­ bright exchange has been reins­ tated with China . "The Chinese realize their man­ agement shortcomings and a re taking steps which will help , " said Barnowe. One measure is the high priority given to a new business teacher exchange prog ra m . There will be more Western economics and business educators like Bar­ nowe teaching in China. And the PRC also intends to send as many as possible of their you nger busi­ ness and economics professors to the United States a n d England for further education. Two of those Chinese profes­ s o rs a re expected to beg i n graduate studies a t Pacific Luthe­ ran before the end of this yea r. Last February a formal exchange a g reement between PLU and Zhongshan University was signed During his year at Zhongshan, Barnowe ta u g ht both u n der­ g ra d uates and Chinese faculty members. though he used a "fai r­ ly sophisticated" American man­ agement textbook, he found that significant adaptation was neces­ sary All the Chinese students had studied English for at least three years, but they did have difficul­ ties, particularly with tech nical lan­ guage. Students enthusiastically received the "America n " content of his courses, he said, and sought ways to a pply them to Chinese organizations. Barnowe specu lated that con ­ vulsions during the Cultural Re­ volution have had a lingering ef­ fect on Chinese educators. "Dur­ i n g that period, 1 966-76, educators were banished , " h e said . "Though many older teach­ ers have since returned and have been reinstated, they a re wary. No one wants to be branded later as having strayed from accepted

ideology. " You nger educators too have been hurt, by receiving poor training during the period of re­ building u niver5'ities. Barnowe expresses confidence, however, that current PRC prag­ matism will endure. "They have long been determined to build a socialist spi ritual civilization , " he continued . "But they also real ize that they must also build a mate­ rial civilization . "That is a radical departure from the days of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai," Barnowe noted. " For a quarter century, everything that was material was shunned . " J ust during the past year, a n amazing num ber of changes were a n nounced, he i ndicated . People h ave been a l l ow e d to sta rt businesses . The central economy is still in practice but has been relaxed . They're trying different methods of compensation, such as incentive pay. "On the management side, de­ cision making is becoming impor-

tant at all levels, not only at the top, " Barnowe explained "They want to do strategic plan n i ng and marketin g , and are eager to learn more in these areas . " "They are open to the concept of participat­ ory management, but as is also true in the U S , it is more preach ­ ed than practiced, " he added . Even as there have been vast changes in the past five years, Barnowe predicts that the PRC will be even more radically different five years from now, pa rticu larly with respect to consumer goods and conveniences. That "revolution" has barely beg un, but just d u ring the past year, many more people have television, wrist watches, bicycles, of · course, and other consumer goods, he indicated The P LU professor believes the Chinese have the commitment, energy and talent to make rapid gains. At present they lack know­ ledge, expertise a n d money. Though still poor a nd backward by Western standards, the relative

Dr. Thad Barnowe

speed of their future prog ress could be astounding In a rapidly changing world, it is a challenge for developed countries to keep up. Having lost years, if not decades, of normal prog ress op­ portu nities, the Chinese face a monu mental task in trying to catch up. In 8arnowe's esti mation, the likelihood of their success, if they stay their current course, is g reat.

PLU Cou rse I nternationalization Add resses Need s Of Busi ness Late this su mmer, for the first time, U S trade across the Pacific Ocean surpassed trade across the Atlantic. The continuing trend toward more trade with Pacific Rim na­ tions further enhanced the signifi­ cance of a national seminar co­ sponsored in J u ne by Pacific Luthera n U n iversi ty a n d t h e American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. More than 60 scholars from across the cou ntry gathered i n Seattle for a seminar on "internationalization" of busi­ ness courses. It was the first time that a national MCSB seminar featured an emphasis on relations with Pacific Rim countries, according to coordinator Dr. Gundar King, dean of the PLU School of Business Administration. Seminar participants were facul ­ ty f r o m accre d i ted b u s i ness schools i nt e r e s te d i n i n te r ­ n a t io n a l i z i n g t h e i r b u s i ness courses. MCSB is the national accrediting agency for business schools. Internationalization is the new­ est of seve ral efforts with i n academe to provide students with practical knowledge a bout the cu ltures a nd business practices of other countries. PLU was selected to co-sponsor and host the semi ­ nar because of its ranking a s a

national leader in internationaliza­ tion efforts. Earl ier efforts nationwide have included separate departments or schools of internationa l studies or i nternational divisions within busi­ ness schools. Neither concept has addressed the need satisfactorily, according to King. "Columbia U niversity's g raduate school. for instance, just eliminated its international divi­ sion, " he observed. "They felt it was better to i nternationalize the entire schoo l . " By internationalizing a regular curriculum, students lea rn to deal with specific problems - i n ac­ cou nting, finance or ma rketing ­ not only from a U S perspective, but those of other cu ltures . " For example, when currencies a re exchanged, investment or contractual risks change," King explained. "In an accounting class, a student can work with a set of books for a com pany with a Canadian subsidiary "Or a contract can be written in yen rather than dollars," he noted . "Contractors should be aware of the risks as they change with the currency . " The i m pact of exchange rates i s illustrated b y the Boeing com ­ pany's recent drop from first to thi rd a mong U .S. exporters. C u r­ rent rates, based on the relative strength of the dollar have hurt Boeing, King indicated .

He continued, "Styles and roles of management cha n g e from country to cou ntry. It is helpful to know with whom you are dealing and how they make decisions. As a final point, King added. "Business ethics vary from coun ­ try to country, further complicat­ ing the l ife of the American execu­ tive . " Specifics such as these can more efficiently and effectively be ad­ dressed in the regular course structure, i nteg rating the interna­ tional dimension, according to King. Two yea rs ago PLU spea rheaded formation of the Consortium for I nte rnati o n a l E d ucation, com­ prised of seven Northwest univer­ sities . Supported by g rants from the Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, con ­ sorti u m s c h o o l s a r e i n t e r ­ nationalizing their curricula . The PLU School of Busi ness A d m i n i s t ra t i o n h a s i n t e r­ nationalized all of its required courses, a nd electives a re being i nternationalized this yea r, a c ­ cording to King . During the seminar, theory and methods of internationalization were explained by one expert f r o m F r a n ce a n d b u s i n e s s educators from across the coun­ try. Actual international trade ex­ periences were shared by experts from Rainier National Bank.


T'he Wo rld/Ca m pus

PLU Prof iscusses Former Nazi On English Television oc mentary

Ref. Adolph Harstad, left, Valle Mayor Gudmond Akre

New Monu ment In Valle, Norway A Memorial To PLU Founder A monument honoring Rev. Bjug Harstad, fou nder of Pacific Lutheran U niversity, was unveiled recently in Valle, Norway, Hars­ tad 's boyhood home. The dedication c u l m i n a t e d th ree years of planning a n d effort i nvolving Valle church a nd com­ munity officials; Rune Saatvedt of Sve l v i k , Norway, a 1 98 1 P L U g raduate; and Milton Nesvig, PLU vice-president emeritus. . . Pa rticipating in the dedication ceremony were PLU President Dr. William O. Rieke, Rev. Adolph Hars­ tad of Madison, Wisc. , Valle Mayor Gudmond Akre, and Kristiansund Cathedral pastor Rev. Leif Frivold . Among some 40 Americans on hand were several PLU officials and s e v e n H a rs t a d d es c e n d a nts . Adolph Harstad i s one of two surviving sons of Bjug and Guro Harsta d . According to Akre, the six-foot granite monument reflects the pride of Valle in a native son who became a renowned preacher and educator i n America. On behalf of PLU, Rieke express­ ed g ratitude for the community� s efforts. He poi nted out that PaCIfic Lutheran has remained strongly

committed to its Norwegian herit­ age throug h more than nine de­ cades and that seven of PLU's 1 1 presidents have been of Norwe­ g ian descent Born in 1 848, the youngest boy among 1 0 children, Bjug Harstad was raised in the humblest cir­ cumstances. He emig rated to America in 1 861 at age 1 3 . Fol l owi ng g ra d uation f r o m Luther College, Decorah, la . , in 1 871 and Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Lou is, in 1 875, he organized and served 1 6 churches in North Dakota until 1 890 when the Norwegian Lutheran Synod sent him to Washington State to found a school . H e h a d e s ta b l i s h e d t h ree schools in North Dakota and was elected president of the synod's Min nesota district in 1 884. Subsequent to fou nding Pacific Lutheran in 1 890, he served seven years as its first president and was a member of its faculty from 1 894-1 906 a nd 1 91 3-1 5. I n addition, he organized Park­ land Lutheran Church in 1 891 and was its pastor u ntil 1 928. He was president of the synod's Pacific district from 1 893-98. Ha rstad d ied i n Tacoma in 1 933.

A Pacific Lutheran U niversity professor recently visited London, England, where he appeared on a network television documentary discussing one of the two most notorious former Nazis still at large D r Christopher Brown i n g , as­ sociate professor of history at PLU, i s one of the world 's leading authorities on the Holocaust He was invited to London by G ra nada television to discuss Walter Ra uff, former head of the tech nical divi­ sion of the Third Reich security main office Rauff, now 77 years of age and living immune from extradition i n Santiago, Chile, i s alleged to have been responsible for the Nazi gas va n, according to Browning, The vehicle, used primarily in 1 941 as a transitional mea ns of execution following the firing squads and preceding the death cam ps, was a i rtig ht and used carbon monoxide from the ex­ haust to asphyxiate victims. It is believed that over 200,000 Jews died in the va ns. Accordi ng to Browning, Rauff is alleged to have designed a nd supervised construction and op­ eration of the vehicles, down to dispatching and driver assig nment activities. Rauff has lived in Chile since the '50s, protected by the C h ilean government Because of the i m ­ munity provided him, he is a ble to live a relatively open l ife, and has even pa rtiCipated in discussions and research efforts related to his Nazi past, Browning indicated . The doc u m e ntary prog ra m , which Browning compared to C BS'

PLU Telecourse Accompanies TV Vietnam Series A telecou rse to accompany KCTS-TV's "Vietna m : A Television H istory" series is being offered this fall by the Pacific Lutheran U niversity Office of International Education. The 1 3 -week television series will be shown on Channel 9 at 9 p . m Tuesdays and 3 p . m . Sundays from Oct. 4 to J a n . 1 . T h e P L U lectu re- d iscussion series will be held on fou r M on­ days: Oct. 1 7 , Nov. 7, Dec. 5 a nd Jan. 2 . For each of the 1 3 programs, participa nts w i l l receive s u p ­ plementary readings, a rticles on issues, a nd pre and post tests. Further information is available from the PLU Office of I nterna­ tional Education, 535-7628.

Dr. Chris Browning

"60 M inutes, " was investigating importa nt former Nazis still at large, t h e i r a l l eged offe nses, where they are a nd the cha nces of eventual legal action. Among Holocaust researchers, Browning has been a ccla i me d primarily since the publication of his 1 979 book, The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office.

His most recent research in Ger­ many included information relat­ ing to Rauff's career.

Conversational Norsk, Swedish Courses Offered C o u rses i n C o n ve r s a t i o n a l Norwegian and Swedish a re bei.n.g presented i n Tacoma by Pac.lflc Luthera n U n ivers ity beginning Oct. 5. . Both Conversational Norweg ian and Adva nced C o nversati ona l Norwegian will be offered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 331 5 S. 1 9th St. , from 7-9 p . r n Wednesdays for 10 weeks. The Swedish cou rse begins Thursday, Oct. 6, at First Lutheran Church, 6th and I sts. , at 7 p . m . It is also a 1 0-week course, taught by lecturer Paula Rex. The course fee is $50, with a 20 p e rcent discount for students over 60 years of age. P LU l a n g u a g e s depa rtment chairman a nd Norwegian profes­ sor Audu n Toven is in charge of the Norwegian courses. For more information call 5357314.

8 The Ca m pus PLU Archaeology Team U nea rths North America 's Oldest Wood Ca rvi ng A Paci Ie Lutheran u niversity 'anthropo logy studen t on his first dig this summer unearthed what is believed to be the oldest carved wooden art ever fou nd in North America. The 2, 7 S0-year -old Indian ar­ tifact is far older tha n previous wood carvi ngs uncovered on the Pacific Northwest Coast, accord­ i ng to PLU archaeology professor

Menzel's New B ok Probes Mora li tv Of Medical Costs At what pOint does sOCiety spend too much on health care? When are the benefits of com ­ prehensive care too few, its costs too g reat? How do we know when care provided by insurance might sim ply not be worth its cost? These questions, which underlie the cu rrent attempt to halt the rise in medical costs, are among h e i s s u e s a d d ressed by philosopher Dr. Paul Menzel i n his provocative and i m portant new boo k , Med i c al Costs, Moral Choices.

M e n z e l , a p rofe s s o r o f philosophy at Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity, aims to delineate the ideal of costworthy health care and reaches some interesti ng c�ncl u­ sions. For exa mple, he contends that if i ndivid uals had to choose what to spend on their own health care they would spend only a limited amount of the resou rces available to them . "The fewer the re­ sou rces, the more other needs compete with one's desire for , state-of-the-art health care," he mainta ins. This fact has im porta nt im plica­ tions if we believe in the auton ­ omy of the individual, Menzel conti nues . He concludes, for ex­ ample, that individual human life ought to have a fin ite price and that public assistance for the poor should. be given largely as income mai ntenance rather than as " i n ­ kind" prog ra ms such a s Medicaid . Menzel probes i nto other con ­ troversial issues su rrounding the contain ment of health care costs the morality of both patient cost sharing and tax deductions for medica l care; the moral value of crisis ca re as opposed to prior prevention; the com petition for health care resources between the elderly and the young, the more and the less ill, and those with rare and those with more common diseases; and the j ustifi ­ cation of physicians' incomes. The book, published i n Sep­ tember by Yale University Press, is expected to be a valuable resource for scholars and policy makers in the field of health care.

Dr. Dale Croes. And George Mac­ Donald, d irector of the National Museum of Man i n Ottawa , Cana ­ da, told Croes recently " I have not hea rd of any wooden remai ns from North America Cln y older tha n he ones you have just encountered . ' , The 5 % - i n ch ced r c a rving formed the ha ndle of a weavi ng tool, expl ined Croes, who fo r the past seven sum mers has led ex­ plorations at the mouth of the Hoko River on Wa shi ngto n ' s Olympic Peninsula. Croes says the object probably was used as a creaser employed in the making of sewn reed mats thought to have covered tem por� ary shelters used by the Makah I ndians in the spring a nd summer. The oldest previous such wood scul ptu re discovered i n the North­ west was ca rved about 1 ,600 years ago � nd found at the Lachane dig at Pri nce Ru pert Harbor i n British Columbia. The Makah carving was found J u ly 8 by Ian Ritch ie, 21 . a PLU anthropology student who had never done archaeological field work before Ritchie said he knew he'd found something extraordinary in the soggy riverbank as soo n as he washed the d i rt away from the object's carved eye. Researchers believe the dig site on the Hoko River's west ba nk was pa rt of a halibut fishing ca mp used by the Makahs between 1 ,500 and 3,000 yea rs· ago. The water that stil l soaks the embankment preserved the carv­ ing and other Indian relics found at the site, according to Croes . T h e l a te s t f i n d i s a m o n g thousa nds of artifacts uncovered since work sta rted at the Hoko dig, the oldest a rchaeological site on the Washi ngton coast. Croes, who also directs the Washington Ar­ chaeological Research Cente r at Washi ngton State University, and other researchers say their goal is to document the Makah lifestyle 3,000 years into the past. The Hoko dig encompasses two sepa rate enca mpments Along the riverbank, where the carving was found, was a halibut fish ing village used duri ng the spring and summer months, Croes said . East of the river's mouth, along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is a rock shelter inhabited by Makahs u p to 1 ,500 years ago during the wi nter sal mon fishing seaso n . The digging crew included 3 5 professionals a n d students who worked throughout the summer. � roes expects to wrap up explora ­ tions next sum mer, concluding with a detailed survey of other reputed prehistoric Makah villages i n the vicinity.

2J50- year-old Makah Indian mat creaser

. ,I' _ _ . . Ian Richie, Dr. Dale Croes ceiebrate find.

DOE Grant Provides sti pends For Grad uate students In Special Ed. Twe nty - o n e tea c h e r s fro m Puget Sound area school d istricts have received $ 1 ,200 scholarships to e n roll in Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity's master's prog ram i n spe­ cial ed ucation . The stipends have been made possible by a g rant from the U . S. Depa rtment of Education. The th ree-yea r $ 1 20,000 g rant makes possible training of consulting teachers to work with handicapp­ ed students "ma i nstreaming" i n reg ular classrooms. Accord ing to Dr. Kent Gerlach, PLU specia l education director, there is a need for q ualified teach ­ ers to provide support and consul­ tation to regular classroom teach­ ers who have handicapped stu­ dents. Gerlach ind icated that the con ­ sulting teacher model i s bei ng used on a l i m ited or expe rimental basis in several area school dis­ tricts. It is a response to PL 94 -1 42, which req uires that handicapped students be ta ught in the least restrictive environment. " P reviously, services to stu­ dents with mild or moderate lea rn ing or behavioral problems were taught in self-contai ned or resou rce room settings, " Gerlach said. "Now many are being ta ught in regular classrooms . " A crucial ingredient i n the suc-

cess of "mainstrea ming" is co n­ tin uous and effective support for the reg u lar classroom teacher, he added . Recipients of the PLU Project ConSEPT stipends teach in 1 2 school d istricts in Pierce, King and North Th urston cou nties. They all have experience teaching hand­ icapped students. Add itional schola rships will be awarded under the progra m dur­ ing the next two years, according to Gerlach .

N u rsing Contin u i ng Ed ucation Fall Sched ule Slated Twelve continuing n u rsing edu­ cation courses are being offered this fa ll by the School of N u rsing at Pacific Lutheran Un iversity B eg i n n i n g i n O ct o b e r a re cou rses in Clin ical Ma nagement of the Hickma n Catheter, Ambulat­ ory Care, Telephone Assessing and Spiritual Care. Natural Systems for Total Health and Psychological Compone nts of Ill ness are courses beg i n n i ng in November. For i nformation on these and other contin u i ng Education in Nursing courses, write or call coor­ dinator Cynthia Mahoney, (206) 535-7685 .

Deve l o p m e nt

Endowm ent Challen ge. campus Campai g n Keep Capital Fund Drive In High Gear As the William 0 Rieke Science Center rises on lower campus this fall, the PLU "Sharing in Strength" c a p ita l/endowment fund cam­ paign conti nues, and is on the verge of passing the $1 1 million mark. The drive, which is funding the $6. 9 million science facility, an eventual music building, and a strengthened u niversity endow­ ment fund, is moving into several new phases this fal l . H ig h on the priority list i s the university's response to the re­ cent $450,000 Lutheran Brother­ h ood endow m e n t c h a l l e n g e g rant, according to Luther Be­ kemeier, vice-president for de­ velopment a nd campaign chair­ man. The challenge provides one dollar for every two raised by the university, he indicated. A university cam pus campaign is

Walter Heath, Dr William O. Rieke

Bus. Ad. students eneflt From $23,000 Heath Gift A $23,000 gift from the Walter Heath Charitable Trust will provide endowed scholarships for stu­ dents in business administration at Pacific Lutheran U niversity, ac­ cording to a trustee from the Bank of California. He indicated that the trust's board which selected PLU for the g ift did so "because PLU 's School of Busi ness Admi nistration has the reputation of being the best in the area . " Accepting the g ift from Heath and trust officers, PLU President Dr. William O. Rieke expressed pleasure that the gift is the first major g ift applied toward a recent endowment challenge g rant to PLU from Luthera n Brotherhood Life I nsurance Compa ny. The g ra nt adds one dollar for every two donated from other sources, ac­ cording to PLU development offi­ cials. Heath, 93, is a retired Seattle a nd Tacoma banker and busi nessman now residing in Olympia . He began his career as a Bank of California messenger boy 7 6 years ago. After own ing or operating sev­ eral banks in Seattle, Auburn a nd Tacoma, Heath served as admi nis­ trator of Tacoma General Hospital for 1 2 years. He also organized Blue C ross in Washington State. The latter part of his career was spent as owner of a hospital equipment company i n Seattle. He reti red in 1 955.

$25,000 Honeywell Grant Boosts Role Of mputers In A ademics A three-yea r $25,000 g rant from Honeywell Foundation of Min­ neapolis will help integ rate the computer revol ution i nto t h e a c a d e m ic p rogram at Pacific Luthera n University According to PLU President Dr. William O . Rieke, the grant will establish a carefu lly plan ned prog ­ ram of organizational restructur­ ing , faculty education and experi­ mental course design involving com puter-assisted and compu­ ter - based instruction . "Th is planned entree to a vastly different education methodology is i nte n d ed to m i n i m ize the hazards and pitfalls other i nstitu­ tions have experienced, " Rieke said. "We expect it to hasten the time when we can fully and economic­ ally i nteg rate the computer ' re­ volution' i nto our educational ef­ forts i n a way consistent with our general educational goals," he added . PLU plans to establish an office of academic computer services to coordinate university computer services related to i nstruction and education. The Honeywell stipend will pro­ vide for faculty planners who will help establish a master pla n for creating a faculty computer train­ ing center, enlisting faculty com­ puter trainees, a nd i ntegrating computers into the curriculum. It will also provide for computer tra i ning of an initially selected g roup of faculty members. T h e g ra nt accelerates PLU 's computer study efforts w h i c h have i ncluded establ ish ment o f a faculty technology and l i beral arts

com mittee a nd a related faculty survey earlier this year.

also u nderway this fall. In the fall of 1 980, PLU faculty and staff helped launch the capital drive by pledg­ ing $31 0,000 over a three-year period. The 76 percent pa rticipation achieved at that time spoke very highly of campus comm itment and made a strong statement of s u p port wh ich has influenced many other donors, according to capital campaigns director Sam ­ mie Davis. The current campaign is a con­ ti nuation of that effort and an opportunity to reach faculty and staff who have joi ned the universi­ ty in the past th ree years. Volu nteer campus cam paign of­ ficials include Dennis M . M a rtin, humanities, gen era l c h a i r m a n ; John Herzog, mathematics; Faye Anderson, social sciences; Pam Buckner, personnel; David Olson , physical education; and Bob st P i e rre, business office, all as­ sociate chairpersons. A telethon cam paign reaching out to alumni and friends con ­ tinues this year after a very suc­ cessful $% million i naugural year, Bekemeier reported . Coordinator of the campaign is Naomi Kri p­ paehne.

New PLU Project Boosts use Of Computers In NW Luthera n Churches Greater understanding and use of c o m p u t e r s i n L u t h e ra n churches is the goal of a Pacific Lutheran University project re­ cently fu nded by g rants from Luthera n Brotherhood and Aid Association for Lutherans . According to project director Dr. Eldon Schafer, Lutheran con ­ g regations in the Northwest are bei ng offered the opportu nity to have their church staffs tra ined in the use of computers . The project began as a response to a request from the America n Luthera n church to provide train­ ing a pplicable to Lutheran Congre­ gational l nformation System ( LC IS) software. An $18,300 stipend from Luthe­ ra n Brotherhood provides soft­ wa re for the program and some levels of trai ning . The $15,000 ML grant p rovides scholarship assist­ ance for some of the church staffers enrolled in the program and materials for other training levels. Schafer, an accounting profes­ sor at PLU, indicated that the new service includes five phases: inter­ est sessi o n s , d e m o n strations, hands-on training, support semi­ nars and follow-up consulti ng ser­ vices. Trainers, in a d d ition to Schafer, a re economics professor Dr. Marlen Miller, accou nti ng pro­ fessor Dr. Dwight Zula uf, PLU microcomputer center director Scott Morgan, a nd students David

Johnson and Alex Evans. Business professor Jerry Myers will join the staff later, Schafer indicated . As the three-year project gets underway, seminars to date have already touched more than 1 00 of the 700 cong regations which po­ tentially can be involved, he re­ ported. LCIS softwa re allows a cong rega­ tion to use the speed and adapta­ bility of a microcompute r to hand­ le membership, contribution and financial records. For more information call the PLU Microcomputer Center, 535871 � .

Dr. Elmer Witt, c.:'lmtral regional direc­ tor of the National Lutheran Campus Ministry, has been appointed the new executive director of Holden Village, the inter-Lutheran retrea t center near Chelan, Wash. PLU and Holden have enjo yed a mutuaffy beneficial working relationship since the center was founded more than 20 years ago.


The Arts

Christmas Festival Concert Retu rns To portla nd. seattle. Spoka ne, Campus J . S. Bach's cantata, "Gloria i n Excelsis Deo, " will b e the fea­ t u red work w h e n the Pacific Luthera n University Department of M u s ic p resents its an nual C h r i s t m a s F e st i v a l C o n c e r t throughout the Northwest in De­ cember. The acclaimed concert series opens at the Civic Auditorium in Portland Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p . m This is the ninth consecutive holiday visit in Portland .

The 1 30-member PLU ensemble performs at the Seatte Opera House Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8 p . m This marks the 1 0th yea r that the prog ram has been offered in Seattle. Following a Dec. 8 concert at Tacoma's exciting new Pantages Centre and campus concerts in Olson Auditorium Dec. 9-10, the ensemble concludes its series at the Spokane Opera House at 4 p . m . Su nday, Dec. 1 1 . Spoka ne has

hosted the concert fo r th ree years Richard Sparks makes his debut as conductor of the Choir of the West. Edward Harmic conducts the University C horale. "Gloria, " a t h ree- move m e n t work, features two choruses, a soprano-tenor duet, and fl ute

solo. The concert will also include traditional ca rols and spirituals, with audience participation in por­ tions of the prog ram . Tickets for a l l concerts a re avail­ able now. Please consult the at­ tached mail order and order-by­ phone coupons for additional in­ formation .

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PLU Artist Series Offers Jazz, Classical, Ballet, Comedy And More The professional Artist Series season at Pacific Luthera n Univer­ sity opens with a smash jazz quartet Oct. 7 and then moves throug h evenings of zany com­ edy, classical music and ballet during 1 983 -84. Contrasting a rtistry has always been the calling card of this excellent series and this season is certainly no exception . The season opener had the fine jazz quartet Free Flight perform­ ing their special jazz-classical ama l ­ g a m which h a s ea rned them a fascinated following Free Flig ht performed Friday, Oct. 7, in East­ void Auditori um Mozart follows i n g l orious con ­ trast at 8 p . m Wednesday, Oct. 26, i n Eastvold with the master's op­ era marvel, The Marriage ofFigaro The Universal Opera, a fine Ameri­ can tou ring company, performs a crisp new English version of the work with daring p roduction inno­ vations. Admission is $5. Zany comedy in music takes the stage in Olson Auditorium as The Brass Band presents its madcap Marx Brothers style of musician­ ship. The date is Friday, Feb . 1 7, 1 984. Admission is $7 .50 for the 8 p . m . show. A little roma nce follows Mon­ day, M a rch 1 2 , as a classy quartet of fine legit voices sings up a bit of Viennese mag ic with Romberg Remembered. T h e M c Fa r l a n e Singers will p resent some of the best melodies of the well-known

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The Student Prince, The Desert Song a nd more. Admis­

sion is $5 for the 8 p . m . show i n Eastvold Auditorium. On Su nday, April 1, the cele­ b rated Sy m p h o n i e C a n a d i a n a comes to Olson Auditorium for a special 4 p . m . performance The 45- member ensemble will be con ­ ducted by its founder, fiery maes­ tro Yondani Butt. Ad mission is $7 .50 The Artist Series season closes with the American Festival Ballet at 8 p . m . , Tuesday, April 10, in East­ void Aud ito r i u m . D i rected by maestro Steven Wistrich, formerly of the Stuttga rt Ballet, the Ameri­ can Festiva l Ballet has tou red na­ tionally for over ten years, per­ forming from Ken nedy Center in Washington, D . C . to Santa Fe, New Mexico, trailed by g lowing reviews. Admission is $10. Season tickets for the PLU Artist Series are available for $30, a considerable saving over single p rogram attendance. For tickets and more informa­ tion on the season, call the PLU Information Desk, 535-7457 .

The Arts

World Premiere

New MCTee Composition A Tribute TO Martin Luther And His Times By Joe M. COff m an

Dr. Ci ndy McTee doesn't let much g rass grow un der her feet nor much dust collect on her piano. This year will be no excep­ tion for the talented PLU co m­ poser· in-residence. McTee, also adju nct music pro­ fessor here, literally bu rned with creative energy over the summer to complete yet a nother musical composition in time for its world premiere. She made it just under the piano wire, if you will. "I probably completed about six months work of composing in three , " she says, s m i l i n g . "It's a bout the fastest I've ever had to write . " The composition, ca lled "Frau M usica" ( Da me M usic) is for mez­ zo-soprano, chorus and orchest­ ra . It was written to celebrate the 500th a n n iversary of Martin Luth· er's bi rth and premiered i n a trio of concerts the beginning of Octob· er in Auburn, Olympia, and East· void Auditori u m , PLU . The " Frau Musica" will be yet another McTee contribution to challenge u n iversity artists. Last year the PLU Choir of the west performed the world premiere of her " Psalm 1 00," first presenting the piece on tour, then locally in Seattle and Tacoma . The "Psa lm 1 00 " was a g reat success, well received by musi· cians, scholars, and reviewers in major cities, i n c l u d i n g Seattle Times c r itic Melinda Bargree n . Bargreen's co m me nts on t h e Seattle performance were more than faint praise i ndeed : "Her (McTee's) "Psalm 1 00' is a gorgeous piece of choral writi ng, vividly dra matic and hig hly compli· cated . . . resolving i nto a conso­ nance that sounds as if the gates of heaven had opened . " M cTee's accomplishment be­ comes even more meanin gfu l when one considers that her com ­ position was played back to back with the choir's performa nce of a new work by the Polish composer Krzyszytof Pendereck i. one of the gia nts of classical music. McTee

knows Penderecki very wel l per­ sona l ly and studied composition with him while staying i n Poland i n 1 974-75. But Penderecki is just one of the major influences on McTee 's mus­ ical consciousness. Also very i m ­ portant was former PLU Choir of the West conductor and music professor Dr. Mau rice Skones. And there is current music department head David Robbins. McTee says that Robbins, a composer h imself, really got her sta rted writing mus­ ic while she was a n u ndergraduate at PLU. " I really didn't aspire to be a composer before before I came to PLU , " she says. Actually, I wanted to be a visual artist. But my work with Professor Robbins cha nged all that . " Robbins continued to encour­ age McTee as she went off to advanced study i n m usic which led to her doctorate at the Un iversity of Iowa. Beyond that he made sure her works were performed over the years by including them in the repertoire of various ensembles at PLU . Having such hearings was u ndoubtedly a help in developing the 18 or so pieces written by McTee si nce 1 973. McTee's approach to her latest composition, the "Frau Musica , " is ind icative of her very special crea­ tive process, a process which is a combination of things m usical and not musica l . Her composition involved re­ search i nto the life of Martin Luther, his love of music and some of the a rt which i nfluenced Luth­ er's time. From this came fu rther emotional coloring through close study of the Netherlands compos­ er, Josq u i n des Pres, a contem­ porary and favorite of Luther. While building her own orig inal � otes, McTee was also planning to I ncorporate the music of Josquin des Pres into her composition. This she did by melding his music and rhythms while establishing her own voice. The final part of McTee's 1 5minute-long "Frau Musica " (the last two min utes) is extracted from Josquin's "Gloria" to make a state ment li nking the art and religion of Luther's time to our own.

This complex process of idea and emotion is typical of McTee. The last thing she ever does is just sit down to a piano and co mpose "After planning, I set various goalposts for myself along the way," she says. "Sometimes I ' m influenced by a sou nd co ming from anywhere - say a cafeteria - which intrigues me. Patterns in general, too, play a great part visua l, musical , or emotional . Then there's the fun of just playing with the pitches, making a game of it. " Out of all this come the pro­ ducts of McTee 's work, which have delig hted many and will probably continue to do so, whether in choral pieces, concertos or sym-

Dr. Cindy McTee

phonies, for all genres i nterest this sti ll you ng a rtist. Mea nwhi le, the fruits of her latest effort can be enjoyed now - in A � burn, Olympia, and on ca mpus In Eastvold Auditoriu m .

New KPLU-FM prog ra m Format TO Featu re Jazz, Expa nded News " A m e r i c a ' s clas s i c a l m U S i c � which some call jazz," and ex panded news progra m m i ng are the predominant new sounds on KPLU-FM 88 following a major program format revision Oct. 1 . According to general manager Dr. Martin Neeb, FM 88 will offe r 56 hou rs of jazz each week, an in­ crease of 40 hours over the previ­ ous format. "The change is in keeping with the strong emphasis on fine arts at the un iversity and on National Public Rad io:' he said . The new schedule also features an approxi mate 50 percent i n ­ creas� i n news prog ra m m i n g , Neeb Indicated. "All Things Co nsidered, " a 90m i n ute National Public Radio news program, is being a i red twice daily instead of once. FM 88 will also produce a local "Puget Sou nd All Things Considered:' with local news, busi ness and arts features. "As It Happens, " a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news feature program, is being added. Ori � i nal ca mpus progra m m i ng also I ncludes " PLU i n Concert" Su nday evenings, featuring PLU faculty musicians and university ensembles. KPLU -FM also pro ­ duces a Sunday morning devo­ tional series i n conjunction with the PLU Church Relations office. J udd Doug hty, KPLU - FM net­ work relations director, has inau­ g u rated "Spectru m , " a new un­ iversity news and pu blic affa irs program . But the switch to jazz music from a predominantly classical format is the big change. It was dictated. Neeb i ndicated, by care­ ful ana lysis of listener response over the past two years. "In the Seattle-Tacoma ma rket.

the 1 6th largest radio market i n the country, there a re already two stro ng, well -established classical music statio ns. " Neeb explained. "We have a very small percentage of that audience, and the oppor­ tu nity for growth is lim ited . On the other hand. there is very little jazz programming in the market and with the exception of our st tion. there are no strong stereo sig­ nals. " Station f u n d - ra i s i ng effo rts have received the g reatest sup­ po rt from news listeners. he indi­ cated, a result that has influenced th � expa nsion of news progra m­ ming. "KPLU-FM i s now prepared to take its place as a fully com petitive presence in this 52 -station mar­ et." Neeb said . "Our equipment I S more than adeq uate. including the latest in satel lite tech nology. Our studios are adequate. our transm itter is excellent. Two m i l l ­ ion people are under the signa l , a n d w e have g rants in hand to extend our signal th r o u g h o u t Western Washingto n . This w i l l add a potential of 1 20,000 people who will be served with pu blic radio excl usively by KPLU - F M . At 1 00.000 watts. FM 8 8 i s the most powerful non-commercia l station no rth of Sa n Francisco. A complete KPLU-FM program gu ide is available by writing or ca lling the station at PLU, (206) 535-7758.


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The state Of The University: A Year Of Progress That strengthene d Programs, Relationships On Campus, A t Home, A broa d •

C Followlng Is the state of the university address presented at the Fall Faculty Conference by President Rieke Sept. 1 . "Do You Know the Second Verse?" was the theme of the address.)

With all of the joy and anticipation that attends the opening of each school year, I welcome you to the fall semester of academ­ ic year 1 983/84 - the ninety-thi rd year of this institution, the twenty-third year of the University, and the ninth year of i ncumbency of this president. When recently I reviewed the rogue's gallery of presidential portraits that lines the south wall of the conference room in the Administration Building, and learned that. of the eleven persons there displayed, only three had served longer than the present administration, I was overcome with emotion - a speCial kind of emotion . It was one of combined wonder and gratitude: wonder at the speed and accom plishments of our years together; and gratitude - full and rich - for the genuine privilege of being able to serve in this place, at this time, and with you people! My report - an earnest and serious, but positive, report - will be delivered under the title "Do You Know the Second Verse?" For you to understand the backg round of this title, as well as its implications for today's message, I must tell you a little about my family history, and particularly about the relationship that has always existed between my brother, who is closest in age to me, and myself. Although really very fond of each other, my brother and I have always been intense rivals. Probably it is because, even though he is nine years older than I , we lived much of our early lives close together and had very different sets of talents. Finishing the University of Washington Law School in 1 949, my brother joined the law faculty there. N ine years later, after I com­ pleted medical school at the same institution, I joined the medical faculty. We were formally faculty colleagues. Our family custom was to share Thu rsday evening alternately at his and my home, and after dinner to select any current social, political. economic, or religious topic for discussion . Invariably, we would end up on opposite sides of the discussion which soon turned into a debate. Only once was that not true, and as soon as my brother discovered we were in agreement. he changed sides. You will understand the depth of feeling, then, that existed as I tell you the following true stOry about an event of approximately twenty years ago when many members of the Rieke clan - including my brother and me - were attending a Huskies football game together. Growing weary of my broth­ er's and my eternal discussions, the family had dictated that he must sit at one end of the row and I at the other. Certainly, distance would keep us Quiet, they thought. Quiet, ' perhaps, but not inactive! It was not long, as we waited for the opening strains of the Star

Spangled Banner and the beginning of the game, before I noticed my brother speaking individually to members of my family and making his way one by one down the row toward me. As he spoke with each person, I noticed a peculiar pattern. Each would smile immediately upon being accosted by my brother, say something in response, and then frown, shake his or her head, and rel uctantly hand him a dollar bill. Curiosity was consuming me, but I had not long to wait before my brother had made it all the way down the row and stood before me with a fistful of dollar bills. Smiling, he said, ''I'll bet you a dollar you can't recite the words to the national anthem. " What dolts m y family must be, I thought; who doesn't know the words to the Star Spangled Banner? "You're on," I responded, and Quickly and accurately spit out, "Oh say, can you see by the dawn's early light . . . " on to the end of .. the land of the free and the home of the brave. " "O.K . , " I said, "pay up!" I can still see his gloating grin as he responded, "Well, that's fine for a start, but the national anthem has several verses, you know. Can you recite even one of them as a second? Do you know a second verse?" I was stu nned! The second verse? What. first of all, can be said about programs over the past year? There is remarkable evidence not simply of program maintenance during 82/83, but actually of particular growth and accomplishment. Fa­ culty are to be complimented and may take justifiable gratification that because of their efforts much progress was accomplished. To cite but a few examples, among our faculty are men and women who last year won u nqualified recognition for accomplish­ ments as diverse as being a national expert on "acid rain," to being a world authority on the holocaust, to leading an archaeological dig at the Hoko River which discovered the oldest known intact West Coast Indian art, to being a consultant to an international group in Tokyo, or a visiting Fullbright scholar in the Dr. William O.


People's Republic of China. Two of our faculty were chosen as Tacoma's Newsmak­ ers of Tomorrow. Three led the establish­ ment of a microcomputer center which now has national recognition. One served as director of the Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad in Salamanca, Spain. Another led forensic students to their second succes­ sive year of national competition. Several led sports g roups - especially women swim­ mers - to previously unparalleled national recognition. And the list goes on and on. Scholarly productivity, in truth, increased significantly. As for other programmatic notes - and I worry in mentioning them that I inadvertent1y omit others of equal importance - faculty and student exchange arrangements were formalized in Taiwan as well as in the Peoples Republic of China, and also in Norway. Faculty may be gratified that more student applic­ ants to the U niversity of Washington Medical School were accepted from PLU than from any other school in the state, except UW, itself. A summer scholars program master­ fully organized by the Provost's office and strongly supported by faculty not only 'brought 50 of the very brightest high school sophomores and juniors to a three-week summer session on campus from high schools throughout western Washington, but also won an overall program evaluation from the 50 gifted students of 4.84 where 5 is perfection. M uch more could be said about many other program areas. But you may protest that this is all first verse stuff. What of the second? Can these and the many other evidences of accomplishment - in spite of a stringent budget year - be sustained? In response, three things may be.said. First, there truly exists a powerful base from which to sustain accomplishment. That base - in numerical terms - actually grew from 231 full-time equivalent faculty in 81 /82 to 245 f.t.e.'s in 82/83 . Second, there is every resolve and intent from the administration to do all that is humanly possible to provide resources in a time of tremendously tighten­ ing budgets to sustain and enhance the heart of the UniverSity's faculty and programs. And third, the "second verse" for program will in a very meaningful and large way be deter­ mined by faculty themselves as, together with administration, we labor in ever more shared ways to pool collective wisdoms in the solution of problems common to us all. I cannot leave this last item, viz., joining faculty and administration together around common problems, without mentioning the tremendous help and success that came out of the efforts of the so-called Computer Needs Study group. Faculty, administrators, and students met in May and all through the summer to study, evaluate, and recommend alternatives to solve projected hard and software needs in computer application for 1 983/84. It is no over-statement to say that the results of the close cooperation, unstint­ ing labor, open communication, and dedica­ tion to a common goal not only will save the (Cont. on /J.


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U niversity many hundreds of thousands of dollars, but also opened up new program opportunities which simply had been undis­ covered. The whole process of studying and plan­ ning for computers in instruction has con­ tinued to evolve. You will shortly be notified about the restructuring of the Technology and Liberal Arts Committee, the appoint­ ment of an Information Management Plan­ ning Committee, and the establishment of an Office of Academic Computer Services, together with the appointment of a director. The second verse for programs has already begun. Perhaps the biggest news and certainly the biggest surprise was the change in student numbers in 82/83. FUll-time students de­ creased from 2,800 in fall of '81 to 2]46 in the fall of '82 . Part-time students dropped from 852 in '81 to 836 in the fall of '83 . While this drop together with the 4.6% decrease below budgeted hours of 82/83 caused serious problems, it is very important to stress that both the total number of students and the number of part-time students remained larger in the "down" year of 82/83 than any other year in the University's history save for the record year of 81 /82 when, again in an unexpected fashion, numbers rose dramatically. The importance of the persisting relatively large numbers in the year past is that they have strong positive i mplications for the year ahead. While as of this date we cannot be certain that student numbers and credit hours will be exactly as budgeted - we can say summer school of 1 983 was within budget, and the best available dat� at this moment suggest that we well may hit the fall budgeted numbers. Fewer fresh men, prob­ ably, but more transfer students will attend so that the total new student numbers should be very similar to last year's experi­ ence which was the model for this year's budget. Most important to the "second verse" about personnel and numbers is that it would take much more than anything I can presently foresee to cause another year of the budget cuts we knew in 1 982/83 . Finally, with respect to personnel, I reflect with gratitude on the quality of people who have been recruited to fill vacancies. The ability to recruit quality replacements for those who retire, become ill, or move certainly is an important indicator of the viability of the "second verse. " Relative to buildings and physical changes, there is much that needs sharing. I hope you have noticed the new piece of art work located on campus between Ramstad and . Eastvold. A beautiful statue entitled "The Sisters," it commemorates the lives of Agnes Stuen and Esther Davis whose families have long PLU histories. Regent George Davis and his wife, Mary, were major benefactors for this addition placed on campus in June. Turning to lower campus, several changes need to be noted. The sewage settli ng ponds have been relocated to the west and, without even one hint of nostalgia, Foss Pond is no more. In addition to relocation of ponds, sewage treatment procedures have been Significantly improved, and the best news of all is that by October of 1 984 all semblances of sewage treatment, including ponds, will disappear from campus, at last, as county sewers become a functional reality at PLU . As we completed the academic year last May with groundbreaking for the new sci-

ence center, so construction began in late July. It should be em phasized with gratifica­ tion that the first major academic building to be constructed since the 1 960's and the la rgest academic building in our history is now u nder construction. Final funding for the building is being aggressively pursued as approximately $3 million must yet be raised . It is apparent when one thinks of the second verse with respect to facilities that PLU should never again be without a capital drive at any time. Not only must the music and fine arts complex be constructed, but space must also be provided for many other of our schools and departments, and a third floor must soon be built on the library. When faculty and administration are approached, as they will be this fall, for a commitment ora renewal of a previous gift to the capital and endowment campaign, receive that invita­ tion as an opportunity to participate, and through your participating give the President and the Development staff a strong story to tell to outside contributors about the strength of inside support. Continued par­ ticipation at whatever level will always be very important. With respect to buildings and physical facilities, I am pleased also to be able to say that the East Campus acquired in August of last year on a five-year lease is now regularly budgeted . The East Campus has been a major asset. Finally, I note with much pleasu re the announcement made in June that a 5,500 sq. ft. , $450,000 fitness and training center has been received as a speCial gift to the University. Scheduled to be added to the north wall of Memorial Gymnasium, this fine facility will take only three to four months to construct and should be finished yet this year. The second verse for buildings and physical change has, like that for programs and personnel, already begun. Its strains certainly will drive us hard as we work to its every­ increasing beat. Fourth , and last, what about finances? A triumphant end to an extraordinarily difficult 82/83 showed the University - by external objective audit - to be $1 6,892 in the black. No creative management, no fancy book work, just hard work, tremendous coopera­ tion from all concerned, and God's guidance. I can not overstate my sense of g ratitude that what at one point looked to be $1 million of red ink turned out to be a surplus - if one may use so g rand a word - of 0.06% . The capability to manage so tightly is a credit to all. How did it happen? Three ways: 1) all members of the University responded mag­ nificently and responsibly to budget reduc­ tions, 2) Development increased its total cash intake from $2 .7 million in 1 981 /82 to $3.8 million in 82/83 -an increase of 40%, and 3l a special one-time major gift was successfully won . Three points deserve comment a s we think of 83/84 and the "second verse. " Although the year will be tight, and only fall enrollment will determine whether the % M dollars in equipment and purchases can be released from the freeze imposed last spring, budget cuts should not be a worry. Second, Develop­ ment will increase its efforts, and I thank those new members of faculty and administ­ ration who joined the Q-Club in 82/83. But it must be remembered that doubling, tripling, or even greater increases of Development­ won monies cannot substitute for income generated from credit li ours. It is essential to recruit and retain students in new and better ways; some plans for this already have been

im plemented, with more to come. Thi rd, we need to see the challenges of budget making for 84/85 and subsequent years very realistic­ ally, for we are going to be called upon to be increasingly effective and to make choices within existing resources. For 1 983/84 we will give first priority to restoring equipment. maintenance, and oth­ er non-salary items. Salary monies, which are the bulk of the budget. will be determined by the facts that our credit hour base likely will not enlarge significantly, and the rate of charge can increase only as the presently low rate of inflation increases. Rather than viewing this pessimistically, however, I be­ lieve we should and can view it as an opportunity to make those important prog­ ram choices that will allow us to build on what is strong, and trim that which is either less needed or less productive. The second verse of the financial picture has much that is positive in it. Specifically, the University has never been in a stronger cash position, being some $800,000 ahead of what we were last year! Our 83/84 budget is built to be balanced without the distress of 82/83 . Our opportunity to work together to deter­ mine the second verse will also be increased through broad participation in budget mod­ eling . And so, the "State of the University: Prog rams, Personnel, Buildings, and Fi­ nances." I don't believe I told you the outcome of my encounter twenty-some years ago with the brother who wanted to know the "second verse" to the national anthem. I 've always been a strong competitor, especially when under intense and public pressu re. Well I remember, as does he, that Saturday­ afternoon Husky football game when he stood with a fistful of dollar bills grinning at me. "Second verse?" I said. "If I produce, I get all you r money. If I don't, I'll match your fistful." Accustomed to many a previous bluff I'd pulled on him, my brother readily agreed . So, shutting my eyes, grinding my teeth, and engaging all 14 trillion neurons to search memory banks u ntouched for a decade (we didn't have computers then) I said, "On the shore dimly seen Thro ' the mists of the deep, Where the foe 's haughty host In dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, O'er the towering steep As it fitfully blows, Half conceals, half disdoses ? Now it catches the gleam Of the moming 's first beam, In full glory reflected Now shines on the stream; 'Tis the Star Spangled Banner, o long may it wave O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave!"

I won't wave any flags, my colleagues, but with you and under God, and in our shared sense of mission for Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity, I will engage in the second verse! Thank you .

co m ments

Volunteers Vital To Success Of PL U programs

By Richard E. Londgren

Volu nteerism has gone through "downs and ups" recently In the past decade or so, employment and other commitments have siphoned off many volu nteers. But now the recession has stimulated a renewal of volun­ teerism, prompted by a strong push by President Reagan. The chu rch has always benefited from such involvement. As a result. church social ser­ vices, for instance, have been notably cost­ efficient. Volu ntee rs often contribute in ways beyond time and money. Many bring special knowledge, fresh insights and valuable con­ nections as they supplement the work of paid staff persons. So they do more than just increase the quantity of effort and resources. My wife Anita and I have both experienced such synergism.

Tax Savings A Major Charitable Gift A dvantage By Edgar Larson Director of Planned Giving

Hardly a week goes by without someone telling me about some "new angle" in charitable g ivi ng . Usually it involves some tax­ saving device that could be effective for a potential donor - but only if such a potential donor is interested in tax savings. Amazingly, many people do not plan their gifts for maximum tax savings. Instead of letting Uncle Sam help with their gift. which can be done legally and which is encouraged by Congress, people overlook this possibility. For example, using appreciated securities or real property for one's gift can provide not only income tax savings, but can also offer capital gains tax savings. Or, by giving the University a paid-up insurance policy a donor is entitled to a tax deduction in the amount of the cash val ue of that policy. Another possibility for a planned gift is the gift of one's residence while retaining a life estate. For example, if someone is planning to leave PLU their residence as a bequest, that gift given during one's lifetime with a retained life estate allows for a current income tax deduction. There are numerous planned gift oppor­ tunities for people who wish to contribute to the University. Proper planning can achieve not only the satisfaction of such a gift. but can also allow for significant tax savings. If you would be interested in discussing how a planned gift can assist PLU, and provide financial advantages for you please contact:

In her years of work in prisoner rehabilita­ tion, Anita has capitalized on a variety of church and community resou rce persons ­ from craftspersons to bank presidents. She has enlisted their time, talents, money and influence on behalf of her cause. M y c a re e r i n com m u n i ca t i ons fo r Weyerhaeuser Company has helped put me in a position to provide aid and counsel to several nonprofit organizations, from the League of Women voters to the Lutheran Church in America. And we've both assisted in a few PLU projects, including fund-raising. We believe in volunteerism. One reason we su pport PLU personally and financially is because PLU perpetuates volunteerism. Ani­ ta ca n testify to that: she's received help for her prison concerns from the university and its grads. As editor of the Northwest Luthe­ ran, I frequently report about PLU service to the community and about the unselfish contributions of alums in many commu nities of our area. To sustain such a nurtu ring role, PLU itself now needs expanded volunteer support. We're charter members of the Q Club, so I want to focus on that beneficial program . In a time of inflationary and recessionary pre­ ssures, u n restricted money generate d through Q Club has helped significantly to offset PLU 's financial strain. That strain for private education is not expected to let up. Q Club contributions, consequently, will be increasingly important. So PLU needs you! First, you can volunteer by joining Q Club with a $240 annual donation . Or if you' re already in, move up to be an "Associate Fellow" with a $480 gift, or "Fellow" for $1 ,000. Next, assist with recruiting . Set a goal of getting one other person every year to follow you r path in Q Club. As with so much other volunteerism, you r generosity and influence will make a differ­ ence; in this case, a valuable and cost­ effective difference for the Q Club and for PLU . Those joining Q Club since the last issue of SCENE are: Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf C. Anderson, Todd Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Larson to Associate Fellow, Mark Lester, Rev. and Mrs. John Maakestad, North Pacific

District-ALCW FELLOW, Dr. and Mrs. M. S. Ofstun, Rev. and Mrs. C. Arthur Olsen FELLOW, Mrs. Agnes Phillips, Portsmouth Trinity Lutheran Church, Portland , and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sommers.

Board Of Regents Tacoma and Vicinity

Dr. T. W. Anderson Mr. George Davis Mr. Melvin R. Knudson Dr. Richard Klein Mr. George Lagerquist Mr. Ha rry Morgan Dr. W. O. Rieke Dr. Roy Virak Rev. David Wold (Chairman) Seattle and Vicinity

Mr. R . Gary Baughn (Vice Chairman) Rev. Thomas Blevins Rev. Charles Bomgren Mr. Paul Hoglund Rev. Clifford Lunde Mr. Jordan Moe Mr. Clayton Peterson Dr. Christy Ulleland (Secretary) Dr. George Wade western washington

Mrs. Helen Belgum Rev. David Steen Eastern Washington

Mr. Alvin Fink Mr. James Gates oregon

Mr. Howard Hubbard Mr. Galven Irby Dr. Casper Paulson Rev. E. Duane Tollefson other

Dr. Roland Grant, Montana Rev. Bob NewcClmb, Idaho Rev. Ronald Martinson, Alaska Dr. Jeff Probstfield, Texas Dr. Willia m Ramstad, California Mrs. Dorothy Schnaible, Idaho Advisory

Dr. Ronald Matthias, ALC Dr. James Unglaube, LCA Rev. Liano Thelin, LCA/PNWS Dr. Richard Trost, ALC/NPD Drs. Christopher Browning, Davis Car­ vey, Dwight Oberholtzer, Faculty Rick Brauen, Ian Lunde, David Polk, students Luther Bekemeier, Mary Lou Fenili, L ucille Giroux, Perry B. Hend ricks (treasurer), Richard Jungkuntz, Ha rvey Neufeld

Q Club Fellows Dinner Speaker Dr. Dale Croes, PLU anthropology profes­ sor and director of the Hoko River Ar­ chaeological project. will be the featured speaker at the third annual Q Club Fellows' Dinner Thursday, Oct. 20. Croes received national attention this summer when his team unearthed what is believed to be the oldest Indian wooden artifact ever found in North America (2,750 years) . (See related article, p. 8,) The dinner will be held at the Rainier Club, 4th and Marion, Seattle, at 6 p.m. For fu rther information or reservations, call 535-7429.

Edgar Larson Director Of Planned GIving Pacific Lutheran unIVersity Nesvlg AlumnI Center Tacoma, WA 98447

(206) 535-7420

Dr. Dale


C o m ments

Parents Club Elects

PL U Students

For Nearly 60 Years

Ne w Co- Chairs,

strengthened By

PLU Influence

Council Members

Family, Church

A Unique Blessing

By Milton Nesvlg Vice- President Emeritus

By John W. Adix

By William K. Ra mstad '47

My wife and I were stationed in H i nderlie Hall to welcome new and returning students as they arrived on campus for the new academic year. It was an i nteresting time. Fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers - all were involved in the process It's no simple matter moving a student to campus. They came in cars with trailers, in va ns, in pick- up trucks a nd in campers . They got as close to the door as they coul d . There wou ld be many trips. C lothes, rugs, stereos, furniture, books a nd whatever else a person needs for a year at college were d ragged, pushed and carried to the appropriate room . Some were a rriving for their first year; others were returning for their second, third or fourth time. I was pleased to be desig nated "greeter" and not "mover. " I was impressed with the fact that, in most cases, movi ng to cam pus was a fa mily event. Occasionally a student had come by h imself - Hinderlie is a n all- male dorm. Then I met one set of parents who had come alone. They had d riven from Oregon without their son because he wanted to worship at his home ch urch one more time and say good-by to his friends. He wou ld be along later. The morn­ ing went ra pidly. I have thoug ht, since that Su nday, there is a lot of fa mily support and chu rch support for our students. It is one of the real strengths of a place l ike PLU .

Someti mes you ca n 't see the forest for the trees. That's not a very original statement, but one that became clear to me this past spring . My wife, Betty, and I joined with fou r others to sail i n a 53-foot ketch from Pu nta Arenas, Costa Rica, throug h the Panama Canal, then north to Jamaica . For nearly 30 days we lived together as a crew, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, i n good weather a nd bad. Besides the obvious experience of going throug h the Canal in a sailboat a long with a 900-foot freighter, a nchori ng i n remote harbors along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of Panama and meeting other sailors from all over the world, one had the u nique experi­ ence of being very much alone - particular y when you d rew the 2 -4 a . m . watch. It was then that you sorted out the forest and the trees. The trip from the San Bias Islands to Jamaica was a seven-day sail. For seven days and nights we saw nothing but ocean a nd more ocean . Du ring the two-hour nig ht watches, you felt very much alone everyone below deck sleeping, the boat responding to a steady wind, the stars providing the directional indications, and the wheel serving as the mea ns to make adjust­ ments in you r cou rse. And you were alone. It was then that you sorted out many of the issues in your life. Family relationships passed through your mind . Career opportunities, seized or missed, were reviewed as if on a giant TV screen. And what were you going to do about God? It's difficult to believe that anyone who has sailed on the ocean of the world has done so without gaining a clearer understanding of God . I know I did. In the reprise of my life during a particularly lonely night, I thought of my relationship with Pacific Lutheran U niversity. For nearly 60 years I have been influenced by the institu­ tion. Beginning with my father's appoint­ ment to the Board of Trustees - now Regents - in 1 923, our living in Old Main now Harstad Hall from 1 925 -29, my g raduation from Pacific Luthera n Prep in 1 939 and a BA in 1 947 and a BED in 1 949, my father's tenure of nearly 40 years as a member of the faculty, my mother's long relationship with the institution, my life has been profoundly affected by Pacific Lutheran U niversity Wh ile not many alums have had the wonderful opportunity to be as close to the University as I have, we all can count as a unique blessing the i nfluence of a Ch ristian education. As we beg i n a new year, we need to give special emphasis to our responsibility to P L. U . The ca pita l -fu nd program, "Sharing in Strength, " and the regula r an nual fund merit our conti nued support. As you make these decisions, take a moment to reflect, maybe not from the deck of a sailboat, but from wherever you may be, a nd sepa rate the forest from the trees. Pacific Lutheran is a giant in the forest. It deserves our best effort.

Ernest and Irene Hopp, co-chairs of the Parents Club and Council since their organi­ zation i n 1 976, have resigned . The last of their th ree daughters has g raduated . President , William O. Rieke, who is also a member of the Cou ncil, praised the Hopps for their out­ sta nding leadership in i mplementing a nd expanding the Parents Club activities. AI a nd Marilyn Ha nson of Portland were elected to succeed the Hopps. Wa rren (Bud) and Betty Daheim of Tacoma were chosen to succeed the Hopps on the cou nci l . Their son Tim goes to PLU . Other new appointees include Charles (Bill) and Jean McKay of Everett succeeding Allen and Ellen Juhl of Seattle . McKay's daughter, Sandy, is a fresh man at PLU , daughter Teresa is a PLU g rad as is son Scott, who is an assistant football coach at PLU . Also new on the Council a re Darrel a nd Bernice Nichols of Spokane, whose son Dennis is a PLU sophomore. They succeed Mayo a nd Elaine Erickson of Spokane. M i lton Nesvig, vice-president emeritus who has been the university representative to the Pa rents Club and Council since 1 976, resigned at the September meeting . He is being succeeded by the Rev. John Ad ix, assistant to the president and associate director of church relations, since 1 980. He has served as an advisory member of the Parents Council the past year.

Alumni Association Boa rd Of Directors 1 983·84 1 984

Regent Re prese ntatives

Terms Expire May

Roy H. Virak, M . D . ' 5 2 1 3 1 9 P a l m Drive Tacom a, WA 98466

Carole ( H aaland) Fredrickson '64

Jeff Probstfield, M . D ' 6 3 Texas Medical Center 6535 Fannin Housto n , TX 77030 William K . Ramstad '47 3261 C a m i n ito Ameca La Jolla, CA 92037

M e m be rs -At-Large 1 -yr. Appoi ntments Robert Ostrem '69 4740 Farmers R d . H o n o l u l u , H I 9681 6 Helen (Jeter) E l l i n gson ' 60 509 1 43 rd St S. Tacoma, WA 98444 Betty (Toepke) Keller '57 4424 Village Dr. Olympia, WA 98501 G l e n n A. Campbell '60 4 1 0 3 Brae B u rn Dr. E ugene, OR 97405 Sonja (Jacobsen) Vestal '61 2 1 65 Irene ct S. Sa lem , OR 97 302

I m mediate Past President Paul Kusche 70 1 6 1 0 Lucille Pa rkway Gig H a rbor, WA 98335

1 1 332 Riviera PI. N E Seattle, WA 981 25 Con nye ( ldstrom) Hager '63 1 50 Norris Ct w. B i l l i ngs, M T 591 01 Eugene L A h rendt '50 1 32 2 9 Golden Given Tacoma, WA 98445

Te rms Expire May

1 987

8400 N . E . 7th Bellevue, WA 98004

1 985

Richard H a m l i n ' 5 9 5940 Lyre River Rd . Port A n geles, WA 98362 Betty (Johnson) Helseth '66 1 1 720 Interlaa ken Dr. SW Tacom a , WA 98498 Katherine (Lorentzsen) Joh nson ' 77 1 95 1 8 Ashworth Ave. N . Seattle, WA 981 3 3 Tracy Totten 75 1 248 Lida st. Pasadena, CA 91 1 03

Terms Expire May

Steven Ward 76 2927 South 284th St . Federal Way, WA 98003 Con n ie (Jacobs on) Brog '54

Kristine (Ringo) Isaacson 78 8009 3 1 st N . E . Seattle, W A 981 1 5

Terms Expire May

Peter C. C. Wang '60 P.O. Box 2 3 4 Pebble Beach, CA 93953

J ea n n ette (8u rzlaff) Koch '46 52 SW Pleasant View G resh a m , OR 97030 B rian Price ' 5 5 1 3 38 24th Ave. Longview, WA 98632 Ha rry L Wicks '69 2 1 1 4 Wynkoop Colorado Spri ngs, CO 80909

Executive Secretary Ronald Coltom ' 6 1 Al u m n i Di rector PLU Tacoma, WA 98447

Ex-OffiCiO Student Rep. Rick Brauen ASPLU

1 986

J a n ice Osterloh '60 1 8 1 6 S. 244th P I . Kent, WA 98032 Ja net (Wigen) Sheffels ' 5 7 Rt 1 , B o x 5 8 Wilbur, W A 9 9 1 85

ReCordi n g Secretary Edith Edland Executive Secretary A l u m n i Office

Bill Ramstad retired last year as the director of Personnel Services for the San Diego Community College District, completing 33 years in public education. He and his wife, Betty, live in LaJolla, Calif. He is a past president of the Alumni Association, a current member of the Alumni Board, and recently began a three-year term on the PW Board of Regents.




Past UPS 13-10 First Collegiate Grid Clash In New Tacoma Dome Thrills PL U Fans PLU 1 3 ; UPS 1 0. Lute fa ns who have been wait­ ing for such news for nine years, savor the score. Savor a lso the fact that, although the Lutes never led i n the game until the final 28 seconds, the game wasn't as close as the score might indicate. Most of the excitement during the first colleg iate footba ll game .in the sparkli n g n ew Taco ma Dome was on the Pacific Lutheran side of the field as the Lutes rolled up 369 total yards to 148 fo r the Loggers Led by 200- pound senior full­ back Jeff Rohr, who gobbled up 1 77 yards in 36 carries, PLU out­ rushed UPS 226-34. And filling in at t h e l a s t m i n ute for i nj u red placekicker Todd Rosenbach, Roh r a lso kicked the fi rst two field goals in the 58-year history of the PLU­ UPS rivalry. Still, the Lutes fou nd the goal l i n e frustratingly elusive. After driving from the opening kickoff to the Logger 14, a Kevin Skogen pass was intercepted . A penalty stopped another d rive at the UPS 24. The third time i nto Logger territory UPS' Todd DeCarteret returned an interception for a 56yard touchdown and a 7-0 UPS lead. The Logg ers' only sustai ned d rive resulted in a 32-ya rd field goal and a 10-0 lead. Skogen drove the Lutes 80 yards late in the second quarter to narrow the margin to 1 0-7 at halftime. The touchdown play was an 1 1 -ya rd Skogen pass to Randy Hamlin. In the thi rd quarter, the Lutes d rove to the UPS 22 before Rohr tied the game with a 35-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter they drove to the Logger two before turning the ball over on downs at the 5 :53 mark. It was a measure of the Lutes' confidence i n their offense that they decided to go fo r the touchdown rather than a field goal at that point. The final drive in the wan i ng mi nutes began at mid-field after a Logger punt a nd was cli maxed by Rohr's 28-yard field goal. The crowd of 1 4,830 was the largest paid attendance in the history of the series. This was U PS' first game as a n NAIA school after 1 6 ca mpaigns as -

an NCAA Division II independent. PLU has now won 15 straight against NAIA Division I schools.

stu dents , Al u m n i Rowers Earn Cold In 3 ·Meets While salvage crews com bed the Atlantic this su mmer for Civil War ironclad shi ps, a small nava l u nit. of Minnea polis Rowing Club reg istry a n d P a c i f i c Lutheran o rig i n , brought back gold from three sea rch missions. Two former PLU rowers, Ruth Ba bcock a n d Pau lette Bergh, along with cu rrent Lady Lute com ­ modore Pam Knapp, teamed for gold medal performances at the Women's Rowing Association Re­ gatta, the Canadian Henley Regat­ ta, and the Ca nadian Northwest Invitational Regatta . K n a p p , from Detroit Lakes, Min n . , a PLU senior, joined 1 980 g ra d u ates Ruth Babcock (Wenatchee) and Paulette Bergh (Al bert Lea, Minn.l to provide th ree-fourths of the pulling pow­ er as the Mi nneapolis Rowing club won the national s e n i or fou r cha mpionship i n m id-June at In­ dianapolis. With the same seat assign­ ments, Berg h the stroke, Knapp in seat two, Babcock in three, the MRC captured the gold in ju nior fours at the Canadian Henley Re­ gatta, staged at st. Catheri nes, Ontario. The biggest haul came at the Canadian Northwest Invitational where Bergh and Babcock wo n the pai rs race, then added Knapp and a supporting cast to claim the fou r and eight-oar cups. Bergh and Babcock placed sec­ ond in senior pa irs at Indianapol is, second in ju nior pairs at the Henley Regatta. The MRC j unior four, on the strength of its win at Henley, was permitted to enter the senior fou r race, losing by less than half a second. Active PLU rowers picked up hardware earlier i n the summer at the National Women's Collegiate Rowing Championships in Madi­ son, Wisconsi n . The Lady lute lig htweight four, coxed by Julie Givens, pl aced fou rth on Lake Wingra. June Nor­ dahl stroked the shell. with Janie Buehler in seat three, Lise Lind­ borg two, and Jenny Nelson bow.

Jeff Rohr (42) finds a hole on his wa y to a 1 11- yard effort against University of Puget Sound.

'83 Crid Season Marks Frosty'S 20th Yea r As Head Footba ll Coach PLU athletic depa rtment offi­ cials didn't have to contact Red Devil for fireworks to commemo­ rate Frosty Westering's 20th sea ­ son as a head college coach . They simply put both UPS and Linfield on the home footbal l schedule. Explosive, big-play football is aga in the projection. Westering has 39 lettermen back fro m the 1 982 squad, which was 7-2, 1 3th in the final NAIA national poll. He'll build around 16 returning starters, nine on the defensive side of the line. Offensively, Westering will hang his hat on the backfield and the middle of the li ne. Senior quarter­ back Kevin Skogen, an honorable mention pick on the 1 982 UPI AII­ Coast tea m , threw for a school ­ record 1 ,600 yards last fal l . Barri ng injury, four other school sta nda rds are easily within his g rasp. Senior fullback Jeff Rohr, a battering ra m, bulled for 681 yards last yea r and swept reg ional all-sta r honors. Senior running backs Rob Speer a nd Joel Joh nson, who averaged 5.0 and 4.8 yards per ca rry respec­ tively, a re scooters. Senior Todd Davis (2 1 0), a first team NAIA Dist. 1 all-star, will be at center for the fourth stra ig ht yea r. Returning reg ulars at guard are senior Dale Holland (210) and all­ district junior Bruce Larson (21 5l. Of the tackles and ends, only sophomore Tim Larson (1 97) has logged extensive playing ti me. On defense, coordinator Paul Hoseth is two-deep in secondary talent. Junior Don Coltom (1 85) picked off six passes last yea r and tri pled as a conference, district. and Little All-Northwest all-star. Senior Dave Coltom (1 65) and juniors Tom Hayes ( 1 70), Todd Rosenbach ( 170), and Bill Brown (1 80) a re the elder statesmen. Seniors Jeff Loftus (205) and Dean DeMulling (21 5), both com ­ ing off i njury-shortened seasons, will look to underclassmen for l inebacker relief. Fou r starters are

back on the defensive line, all sophomores. Steve Gibbs (240) a nd Jeff Elston (200) will patrol at end, with Tim Shannon (230) and Mike Jay (225) the incumbents at tackle. Lute home and away games will be aired by KPMA Radio, 1400 A M , with Tom Glasgow doing the play­ by- play.

Marshall New Head Baseball Coach At PLU Larry Marshall, who d irected Spanaway Lake High School to the 1 983 regional Class M baseba ll playoffs in the school's second year of operati o n , has been na med head baseball coach at PLU. Marshall, 30, succeeds Jim Gir­ van, who resigned in May after s e rv i n g fo u r y e a r s a s L u t e d iamond boss. Na med Washington State Coach of the Year in 1 980 and 1 981 Marshall guided Cha rles Wrigh t Academy (Tacoma) to the 1 980 State A title, sandwiched by run­ nerup fin ishes in 1 979 and 1 981 . Past-president of the Washing­ ton State High School Baseba ll Coaches Association, the 1 97 5 W a s h i n g t o n State U n i ve rsity graduate has compiled a 1 48-49-1 prep coach ing record . Marshall, athletic di rector at Spanaway Lake, will serve as a part­ timer at PLU .

17 spo rts

PLU'S 1 st Woma n National Champion A Likely Olympic Marathon Ca ndidate By Jim KlttlJsby

On the Kitsap Peni nsula, bet­ ween Gig Harbor and Bremerton , the new h ig hway bypasses thE seaside commun ity of Purdy I r P i erce a nd surrounding co u nties, no one passes Pu rdy Kristy Pu rdy's star has risen a bove the All-America level . The senior distance ru nner is a legiti­ mate Olympic hopeful, in the opinion of Lute cross country a nd track coach Brad Moore. "Kristy has more than a reason ­ a b l e c h a n ce to m a ke t h e m a ra t h o n q u a l ify i n g sta ndard (2 51 . 1 6) for the 1 984 Olym pics, if she can remain injury free. " T h e 5-5, 1 01 pound athlete h as come a long way. At Spoka ne's Central Valley High School, she didn't qualify for the state meet in either cross country or track. " It was about halfway th rough her freshman year that Kristy decided to train year-around as a runner, " said Moore. Purdy's accomplishments a re legend PLU's first-ever women's track All-America n and first ath lete to be a two-sport All-America n, Purdy is also the school's initial women 's national champion in any sport In May, she was cited as Woman of the Year in sports at PLU, the first junior ever honored . A conference and district cross cou ntry all-star at every post­ season meet she has entered, Purdy passed u p the 1 982 confer­ ence chase to compete at the Western Pepsi Challenge road race in Los Angeles There she placed th i rd in a field of 2000 runners. Of her five All-America scrolls, two

Mariner Farm' Team Signs Mike Larson Baseball catcher M i ke Larson has moved u p Cl classification. Larson , a 1 983 PlU graduate, has sig ned a contract with the Belling­ ham ari ners of the Northwest League. In his four-yea r Lute career, La rson d rilled a school-record 1 9 ho ne runs. An All-Northwest Con­ ference pick in 1 983, he stroked seven homers and hit .305. Named co-winner of the Jack Hewins Senior Award last spri ng, Larson, a journalism major, is cur­ rently s p o r t s e d i to r of t h e Lakewood Press i n Tacoma Sig ned at a tryout camp in early September, Larson will report to the Seattle Mari ners' Tempe, Ariz , training camp next March. Mike is the son of PLU grads Ed and Betty Larson of Tacoma. Ed Larson is PLU's director of plan ned g iving .

have been earned as a harrier. After plaCing 30th a nationals as a freshman, she was fifth as a sop omore, fourth last fall . I n track, Purdy is the school record- hol der In the 3000, 5000, a nd 1 0,000. She has recorded 2 1 lifeti me bests and 25 national q ualifying runs i n 29 races. Winner of every conference race as a freshman and sophomore, estab­ l ishi ng records i n each outing, K r i s ty c a ptu red the n a t i o n a l 1 0,000 meter crown as a sopho­ more after a fifth place freshman finish She was 1 982 AIAW run­ nerup in the 5000. A heel stress fracture cut short her 1 983 season in mid-April "Kristy was out of action for over two months, but she appea rs to be back at full stre ngth , " stated Moore. "Her experience ill ustrates the fine line between maxi mum training and injury . " According to Moore, Pu rdy's commitment to runni ng is reflect­ ed In her study habits, sleeping pattern, d iet, a nd attitude towa rds training and competition. "Kristy studies as much as she runs (3-4 hours per day, logging upwards to 85 road miles per week) and carries a 3 . 29 g rade point as an exercise science phys­ ical education majo r . " "She gets from seven to nine hours of sleep daily, more than the average college student Kristy's diet is controlled to the extent that everyth ing she eats has a purpose Her attitude has always been to train or race at her best, without concern for p l a ce o r time." Weighing that last statement, Moore was quick to add, "Of course, with her talent, place and time will take care of itself. " Another motivating factor is Kristy's commitment to her faith . "She acknowledges that h e r abilities are God-given and she wants to nu rture her talents to the highest level as a way of g iving thanks." "Her contribution to the PLU prog ram runs deeper than the medal collection," added Moore. "While she is soft-spoken, Kristy is able to inspire others, usually by example rather than word . Tea m­ mates recognize this and have elected her captain in two spo rts " Assuming that she's completely recovered from the stress frac­ tu re, Moore's plan is to book Purdy in marathons at the close of the cross country season . "We feel that the longer dis­ tance is to her advantage, because ' she has all the attributes of a fine marathoner. Kristy is com m itted to traini ng , has an outstanding sense of pace, is efficient in run­ ning techn i q u e , a nd h a s t h e superb concentration level re­ quired in an event of nearly three hours duration. "

Although she usuallyruns longer races, Kristi Purdy won the 1, 500 meters in a dual meet with University of Puget Sound last spring. Both she and teammate Anne Jenck, left, ran a national meet qUalifying time.

Summer/Fall sports Capsules


Men's Cross Cou ntry From a six-man base, coach Brad Moore will have five sophomores in suit . . . Improvement is � forecast from ha rriers who were fou rth in the NWC, fifth in District 1 last fall . . . Senior Phil Nelson lends leadership to the I kiddie korps. Nelson is pa rt of the Odd Quintet, which followed a 1 5th, 1 7th, 1 9th, 2 1 st, a nd 23rd place pattern at the conference meet Nelson finished 1 9th . Paul Barton was 1 2th at the NWC chase, while John Armentino, Dale Oberg, and Doug Grider registered 1 7th , 21 st, and 23rd respectively. Women's Cross Cou ntry Talent runs deep in a program that features heralded harrier Kristy Purdy (see related story) . . . Coach Moore is missing just one performer from a squad which was fifth at nationals in 1 982 . . . PLU, seeking a thi rd conference title, will have fou r WClC all-stars in suit, plus Purdy, who passed up the meet . . . Senior Anne Jenck, sophomore Lee Ann McNerney, sophomore Dana Sta mper, and junior Corrine Calvo were first, second, fifth , and sixth in WCIC action . M e n ' s Socce r PLU will defend its NWC title under the tutelage of first-year coach Daman Hagerott . . . Hagerott, who inherits 22 athletes from a 1 2 -3 - 1 squad, hopes to inject a little more spark on offense . . . Senior goal keeper John Neeb held opponents to .778 goals per outing last year . . . AII- NWC fullback M a rk Stockwell is equally effective at forward . . . All-league senior Mar.k Gi bson is the Lute playmaker The forward wave i ncludes all­ conference striker Cleve Nyberg, a senior. Wom e n s Soccer Colleen Hacker, with 28-7 coaching credentials in the two-year history of PLU varsity soccer, has a star-spangled cast of returnees . . . Lady Lutes, 1 4-4 overall 1st year, 8-0 in WClC play, got ten sh utouts last year from goa l en er oan Sutherland, now a senior . . . She's one of three WClC all-stars in suit. The other pa ir are midfielders, ju nior Kappy Na mes, who drilled 1 2 goals last year, and senior Gwen Carlson . . . Senior striker Beth Adams is out. Wom e n ' s Vol l eyba l l - Kathy Hemion expects to have one of the better teams i n the block . . . Improvement i n blocking and passing could lift the Lady Lutes above the 1 1 -22 level of 1 982 . . . Senior Nancy Stern is perhaps PLU's top all-around player a as a passer . . . Sophomore Sharon Sch mitt, sophomore Ja nice Farris, and junior Lisa Kauth can hammer the ball . . . Fifth in the WCIC last year, PLU has one returning league ali-star, senior setter Sooney M ackin, an honorable mention pick. -








18 The Al u m n i Seve n Alumni Awa rds To Be Presented At HO

Dr. Jeff Prabstfield

New Alu m ni Boa rd Officers. Di rectors E lected Jeff Probstfield '63 of Ho uston, Tex . , is the new president of the PLU Alumni Association, alumni di rector Ronald Coltom annou nc­ ed recently. Probstfield, an alumni represen ­ tative on the PLU Board o f Re­ gents, is trial di rector for Li pid Research Clinic and assista nt pro­ fessor of medici ne at Methodist Hospita l, Texas Medical Center. The new fi rst vice- president i s R i c h a r d H a m l i n '59 o f Port Angeles, Wash . Second vice-presi­ dent is Ja net (Wigen '57) Sheffels of Wilbur, Wash . Six alumni are new to the boa rd th is fal l . Elected to four-year terms are Con n ie (Jacobson '54) Brog of Bellevue, Wash . ; Jeannette (8urz­ laff '46) Koch of Gresham, Orr.; Brian Price '55 of Longview, Wash. ; and Ha rry Wicks '69 of Colorado Springs, colo. Eugene A h rendt '50 of Tacoma and Kristi ne (Ringo '78) Isaacson of Seattle have been appointed to fill unexpired terms. Sonja Vesta l '61 of Salem, Ore , and Glenn Campbell of Eugene, Ore . , are new at-large members of the board .

Connie Brag

Gene Ahrendt

Seven special awards will be present to alumni at the an nual Ho mecoming Alumni Awards Ban­ quet Saturday, Oct 1 5 . The event will be held i n the PLU University Center at 5 :30 p m Disting uished Alumni for 1 983 are Rev. Leonard Ericksen '59 of Bellingham, Wash . ; Dr . D o n a l d Keith '54 of Seattle, Wash . ; a n d Earl Til ly '56 of Wenatchee, Wash . Jon Olson '62 of Thousand Oaks, Calif ; and Jerald Sheffels '54 of Wilbur, Wash , Will receive Alum­ nus of the Year honors. Heritage Awards will be present­ ed to Dr. Philip Nordq uist '56 of Tacoma a nd' Dr. Robert C. Olsen, retired P LU chemistry professor Rev. Ericksen is pastor of Centra l Lutheran Church in Bellingham and has hosted "Anchor, " an award -wi nning weekly relig i o u s television p rog ra m, for many years Dr. Keith is immediate past pre­ sident a nd chairma n of the execu­ tive committee of the Washington State Medica l Associati o n . H i s studies relating to stress among physicia ns have been widely ac­ claimed . Tilly has served as a Washi ngton State legislator for six terms . His res p o n s i b i l ities have i n c l u ded both House majority ca ucus cha ir­ man and House minority organiza­ tion leader. Olson, a former PLU alumni director, is senio r vice-president of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Foundation a nd Hospita l . He is national vice-president ' of the N a ­ tional Association for Hospital De­ velopment Sheffels, a leader in the National Wheat Growers' Association for many years, represented the U s. wheat industry o n a n extensive trip through Europe and North Africa last year

Jeannette Koch

Brian Price

Harry Wicks

Kris Isaacson

Sonja Vestal

Glenn Campbell

ecoming Banq et

Nordquist has been a history professor at PLU fo r 20 years He has been heavily i nvolved in PLU facu lty concerns, particularly the i n novative I n teg rated Stu d i es Program He has a l s o hel ped spearhead a Northwest Lutheran ::: o ngregational history project Dr. Olsen was a beloved and 'espected member of the PLU Faculty for a quarter century prior to his reti rement in 1 972. He :ontinued to teach at the u n iversi­ ty part-time u ntil 1 979. T h e D i sti n g u ished A l u m n u s Award is given to alums who have achieved special distinction in a

sign ificant field of endeavor a nd th roug h outsta nding cha racter or dedicati on have been of special service to humanity. The Alum of the Yea r Award may be given to an alum nus who has excelled in his/her field of e n ­ deavor and/or has demonstrated interest in and su pport of the Alumni Association as well as loyal­ ty to the u niversity. Heritage Awards are given to individuals who have served the university for many years and have fostered the ideal of "Quality Education i n a Ch ristian Context "

Chorale, Cheerleader Reunions Among Homecoming '83 Highlights Reunions for former U n iversity Chorale members, cheer leaders, song leaders and yell leaders are a m o n g t h e h i g h l ig hts of Homecoming '83 at Pacific Luthe­ ran U niversity, Saturday, Oct 1 5. The 9 a . m . reunions are followed by an 1 1 a . m . Alumni I ndoor Picnic, fun a nd ga mes for the entire fa m i l y . Golden Club members (Class of 1 933 and before) will meet at the President's home at 9:30 a . m . T h e H o m e co m i n g footba l l game i n Li ncol n Bowl a t 1 :30 p . m pits the Lutes against Northwest Conference a rchrival Linfield .

The Alumni Banq uet, featuring a n nouncement of Disti nguished Alumni and Alumni of the Year, will be held in the Un iversity Center at 5:30 p . m . C lass reun i o n s ( 1 978, 1 97 3 , 1 968, 1 963, 1 958, 1 953, 1 948, 1 943, 1 938 a nd 1 933) will be held at the Tacoma Golf a nd Country Club at 9 p . m The Homecoming Ball is at 1 0 p . m . at the Tacoma Dome. Friday evening activities include the Gong Show, U n iversity Theatre, bon fire and stomp. Wor­ ship services Su nday morning at 1 0 a . m . conclude the festivities.

An alumni chapter was organized in Oslo, Norway, June 22 in the home of Lt. Gen. Wilhelm Mohr at a recep tion held in honor of President and Mrs. William O. Rieke. Conrad Mohr, MBA '83, was chosen president. Other officers elected were Christian Erlandsen 76 vice-presiden t; and Lars Eric Hames '83, secretary Among the 75 persons present for the Oslo event were fram left, Herlog (Logan) Berge, Jon Bjorheim, 8erit Bye, Yngve (Joe) Foss and his mother, Mrs. Foss.


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people D r . Peter Ristu ben, a history profes­ sor at PLU from 1 96 0 - 7 1 , has been selected as the ninth president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kans. following his ten u re at PLU, Ristuben served as dea n of academic affa i rs at Wag ner College, vice- president for academic affai rs at Ca lifornia Lutheran College, and dea n of Empire State College at Buffalo, N Y

Class Notes 1 945 OLIVER MALLEY x'45 is area repre­ sentative for Time Oil Co. He lives i n Puyallup, WA. LLOYD M. NYHUS, M D . of North ­ b rook, III . , professor and head of the Department of Su rgery at the U niver­ sity of Illinois College of Medicine at Ch icago, was awarded the Disti nguish­ ed Faculty Award at college convoca­ tion ceremonies June 9.

1 950 DR. JOHN G . H EWSTON , professor of natural resources at Humboldt State U niversity, Arcata, Calif . , was re-elect­ ed to a two-year term as president of the Conservation Education Associa­ tion . BOB LARSON has retired from the Stanwood , Wash . , School District. He had been superintendent of the dis­ trict for the past 11 years.

1 950 REV. CLIFFORD LUNDE '51 , bishop of the North Pacific District of the Ameri ­ can Lutheran Church, is one of 1 3 ALC district bishops participati ng in a n extensive visit t o several countries in Latin American this fall. The idea for the trip originated with the Council of District Bishops, spu rred , in part, by concerns raised by representatives of district hunger task forces who had partiCipated in a visit to Central Ameri­ can countries early in 1 982. Countries to be visited include Brazil, Panama, N icaragua, EI Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

1 957 DR. WILLIAM H. FOEG E, assistant surgeon general and director of the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga , was awarded an honorary docto­ rate by Augustana U niversity, Sioux Falls, S.D. on May 22.

1 9'58 SISTER FRI EDA GATZKE, x'58, was appOinted as directing deaconess of The Deaconess Community ( LCA) i n Gladwyne, P a . She was installed on Feb. 1 3 . ROBERTA (Lunsford) KEHLE i s the author of a recently published juvenile novel, The Blooming Of The Flame Tree. The book traces a Laotian family's escape from Commun ist inVasion, through its struggle for survival, to life in the Pacific Northwest. It will be used in study prog rams in various schools.

Heads Community Development

Achievements Reflect Personal Goals Of New' Pierce Cou nty Official

By Judy Davis

Daisy Stallworth 76 often gives her you ng friends a copy of the book, "If you Don't Know Where You ' re Going , You'll End Up Some­ where Else." It's her way of conveying her conviction that goal-setting is an importa nt step towa rd personal achievement. Daisy believes in set­ ting goals beca use her own 'five­ year plans' have worked : - In May, she was one of 1 0 citizens in Pierce Cou nty selected as a Newsmaker of Tomorrow, a prestigious com m u n ity h o n o r bestowed b y Time Magazine, the Tacoma News Tribune, and an ad hoc, blue-ribbon committee of Tacoma notables. - That same month, she was elected president of the South Sound Women's Network, an or­ ganization whose purpose is to help women professionals and managers become more effective in their careers. - And also in May, she was chosen from among a g roup of 70 applicants to manage the Office of C o m m u n ity Development for Pierce Cou nty. "My husband encou raged me to a pply for the cou nty position, even thoug h I felt there were many obstacles to overcome," Daisy revealed . Prior to her appointment, she was employed by the economic development unit for the City of Tacoma . While working for the city, Daisy w rote federal g rant p roposals which provided substantial fund­ ing for the restoration of the Pantages Center for the Perform­ ing Arts, a nd construction funds for the Sheraton Hotel and fina n ­ cial tower now under construction in downtown Tacoma. 1 959 The Rev. LEONARD C. ERICKSEN, pastor of Central Lutheran Church, Bellingham, Wash , has received the Academy of Religious Broadcasting Annual Award of Excellence from the Washington State Religious Broad­ casti ng Commission for the Thank­ sgiving special, "A Time for Tha nksgiv­ ing - A Time for Rememberi ng" aired on ANCHOR, a half- hour religious talk show on KVOS-TV. Len has hosted the show for the past 14 years. RICHARD HAM LIN is the new Cres­ cent School District, Joyce, Wash . , superintendent. Rich formerly was superintendent of the Colfax, Wash . , School District, a position he held for the past 10 years. Rich is a member of the Alumni Association's Board of Directors and is currently serving as first vice-president. INSU LEE is a research scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle


Daisy Stallworth

These a re among the major projects that are cha nging the face and image of Tacoma in what is being called Tacoma's "Renaiss­ ance . " "Whenever I see these projects, I have a g reat deal of satisfaction knowing I 've played a part i n their development, " said Daisy. It was in her hometown of Ardmore, Okla . , that Da isy began nurturing her d ream of pursuing a "non -traditional female role. " "At first, I wanted to be a writer in New York . . . but, I realized most successful writers w e re men, so I decided that goal wasn't practical , " she said wryly Inspiration for her ambitions ca me from female members of her family, many of whom were entrepreneu rs . Especially influen ­ tial was h e r m ot h e r, M a zola McKerson, whose catering service at home evolved into resta u ra nts and other businesses. Mrs. McKer­ son, the first black a n d the first woman to be elected mayor of Ardmore, was featured in the June 21 issue of " Fa m i l y C i rc l e " magazine. Park, N . C. In June he presented a paper at the Swedish Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm.

1 961 Dr. ROGER LUN DBLAD, is a biochem­ ist in the Dental Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been teach ing at the U niversity of North Carolina for the past 1 5 years.

1 962 TAMARA (Oman) Brady of 346 N . James, E . Wenatchee, Wash . 98801 , would like to hear from former class­ mates. DEN NIS SCHMIDT of Columbia, S . c . , has accepted a two-year assignment at a n insura nce company in London, England . As senior account manager he will assist in installing and imple­ menting a new insurance computer system .

However, despite examples set by female members of her fam ily, Daisy succumbed to pressu res of her commu nity which d ictated women were supposed to g row up, ma rry and have children. She ma rried young a nd had three ch ildren in th ree years Her son, Marlowe, is now 25; Stephanie is 24 a nd a PLU accou nting student; and Sonyia is 24. Daisy's latent belief, "Everyone should g row a nd try to become everythi ng they have the potential to become, " led her to pu rsue a career and further her education while raising a fa mily. When her first ma rriage ended, Daisy faced the added challenge of being a single pa rent. Nonetheless, in 1 976 - after six years of part-time study, Daisy obtai ned her degree i n busi ness administration from PLU . "I use the education I obtai ned at PLU every day; it is a beautiful school with a fantastic progra m for people who need to combine school and work," she said. To her own su rprise, Daisy ex­ ceeded the goals she had set for herself in her first five-year plan As a result, she now harbors another five-year pla n . She does not share the plan with others; rather, she challenges them to "define you r own goals and objec­ tives and allow them to g u ide you r subconscious . " Da isy Stallworth's success is a reflection not only of her personal goals, but also her personal qual­ ities. She is a friendly, enthusiastic, capable p rofessional If personal satisfaction is as much a measu re of success as is professional achievement, Daisy Stallworth is doubly successful Reflecting on her role as a wife, mother, com munity leader and cou nty official, Daisy declared, ''I'm having the best time of my l ife . " 1 963 RON HEYER of Arlington, Va . , has been appointed to chair the Depart­ ment of Vertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Ron continues research on South American herpetofauna and will be conducting field work in Brazil this fa ll. J ERRY PROTEXTOR has accepted a Call to Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Minn., and will serve as senior pastor on the staff there.

1 966 JANICE (Yunker) SIEGEL with hus­ band, Richard, a nd sons, David and Brett, will spend the next three years in England while Major Siegel serves a tour of duty with the U S. Air Force there. (Cant on p. 20)

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Class Notes 1 967 Dr. and M rs. ALAN HEDMAN are the pa rents of a daughter, Briana KClri, born May 21 . Alan is a psychologis in private practice in Los Angeles and his wife, Cheryl, is a dental hygienist Drs. GEORGE and KAREN (Korsmo '67) VIGELAND '63 are the parents of a son, Leif E rik, born May 6. He joins a brother, Kurt, 7, and a sister, Krista, 1 5 months.

1 968 GEORGE LONG of Seattle, Wash , is in the computer progra m ming busi ness with Blue Cross.

1 969 Mr. and M rs. John Ellingbrow (LINDA ZING LEMAN) a re the pa rents of a daug hter, Kristin Marie, born May 24. She joins a sister, Cynthia Ann. JAN LOREEN and William Martin were married Feb. '82 and cu rrently a re living in Kirkland, Wash . , where Jan is employed as an education su pervisor with Planned Parenthood of Seat­ tle/King County. She has co-authored a professional publication, Sexuality Education and Training: THEORY, Techniques and Resources. They have

a son, G regory Daniel. born Nov. 26, 1 982. RICHARD W. SLATIA, North Carolina State U niversity at Raleigh history professor, has just had a book publish­ ed by university of Nebraska Press, Gauchos and the Vanishing Frontier.

LCDR and M rs. JEFFREY TO MPKINS (LY NETIE LARSEN '71) of Reading, Pa., are getting settled in their new home, having moved there recently from Oak Harbor, Wash. Jeff is assigned as assistant chief, contract Management Division for the Defense Contract Administration Services Management Area, Reading, Pa. He recently com ­ pleted a tour of duty in Guam and Spain Lynette is at home with daugh­ ters, Shonda, 9, and Koren, 4% .

1 970 DAVID LARSON a nd his wife, Ginny, have purchased a home in Seattle, Wash . , where Dave is a shipsmaster, piloting vessels in Alaska waters.

Alumni Sponsor Downtown Tacoma Breakfast Series The PLU Alumni Association is sponsori ng a Tacoma Breakfast Series this year to increase support for and i nvolvement with the Tacoma area business com munity. The series opened Sept 7 at the new Tacoma Dome with head football coach Frosty Westering as guest speaker. Dr. Ann Kelleher, director of the PLU Office of International Educa­ tion, speaks Oct 5 on "Third World Perspective on Trade. " Philosophy Professor Dr. Curt Huber is the speaker Nov. 2; h i s topic is "Com­ puter Chaos . " Both prog rams are at the dome at 7 :30 a . m . Other PLU faculty speakers and n ewsmakers will be scheduled during future months, accordi ng to P L U a l u m n i d i rector Ron Coltom. More information and reserva­ tions are available at the PLU Alumni Office, 535-741 5. RICHARD H . SWENSON has been named vice-president of Benni ngton Potters, Inc., New England's largest pottery firm. He and his wife, J udith, a nd daughter, Larraby, moved to Bennington three years ago from Anchorage, Alaska, where both he and his wife taught at the U niversity of Alaska.

1 971 GLEN ANDERSON is a person nel analyst for the Test Developmen t Section of the Washington State De­ partment of Person nel in Olympia, Wash. BILL BROEKER has been named head football coach at North Th urston High School in Olympia, Wash. CLAUDIA ( Frieden) LEACH and her four-year old son, Jason, have recently moved to Orangevale, Calif., where Claudia will be continuing to work for a n ew mortgage banking division of Anaheim Savings and Loan just open­ ing in the area . JACK OLIVE is pastor of Ed monds U nited Methodist Church in Edmonds, Wash.

1 972 DAVE HARSH MAN, Lute hoop and baseball aide from 1 972 -74, has jOined the Seattle Supersonics of the National Ba sketball Association as assistant coach . BENJAMIN KELLER is completing his doctoral studies in choral conducting at the U niversity of Arizona . He will graduate in May 1 984.

1 973

William T Nunley

WILLIAM T. N UNLEY has been ap­ pointed senior vice president for In­ terstate U nderwriting Agencies, Inc. He is assigned to the Coral Gabies home office.

LOWELL '71 and JoMARIE (Anderson 73) ANDERSON are living in Pasadena, Calif., where Lowell is in his fourth and final year of residency at USC-Or­ thopaedic Hospital i n Los Angeles. Thev have three sons, Peder, 5%, Sten, 2%, and Bjorn Paul, born May 23.

JAN (Sc h u rm a n ' 7 6 ) and John Hushagen , and thei r 1 8- month-old daughter, Ella, a re now living in Ore­ gon City, Ore , where John is an arborist and ope rates North Cou nty Tree Service in Oregon City and is a jou rnalism student at Portland Com­ munity College. Jan received her mas­ ter's in n u rsing at Vanderbilt U niversity in May and works as a family n u rse practitioner in Estacada, Ore. JENNIFER McDONALD was married April 30 to Ja mes Smith at St Luke Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore., where they now reside. Jen n ifer will continue to use her own name. DAVID and SARA (Quig ley) WICK are living in Dallas, Tex , where Dave is a pilot for Orian Air and Sara is a commercial lines underwriter for USIG. They have a son, Brian David, born Sept. 10, 1 982 .

1 974 David and JOY (TU FF) L1EZEN a re living in Salinas, Calif. Joy is a full-time homemaker, caring for thei r two children, Matthew, 6, and Olivia, 3 . Her husband has just completed his first year as a correctional officer at the California State prison in Soledad. W I L LIAM R U D O L P H of Madison, Wisc., received his Doctor of Law degree from the U niversity ofWiscon­ sin-Madison and will soon be moving to an 80-acre farm near Richland Center, Wise , with his wife, Catherine a nd children Kerry Megan, 6, and Ehren Nathaniel, 3. He will engage in a country practice in Hillsboro, Wisc. nearby and raise horses a nd maintain a hobby farm on the side. TAMMY SKUBIN NA was recently ap­ pointed as assistant professor of Ore­ gon State University. She will be moving to Corvallis, Ore., where she will be an extension agent in charge of 4-H and youth . Mr. and M rs. DAVE SMITH '72 (PEGGY DRYER '74) are the parents of a daughter, Julie Marie, born Jan. 1 0 . She joins brothers Matthew David, 6 , a n d Paul Ti mothy, 4. They live in Veradale, Wash.

1 975 Mr. and M rs. David Brown (SONJA STRANDHO LM) of Port Angeles, Wash , are the parents of a son, Jacob Lloyd, born Feb. 2 . D r . a n d Mrs. KEITH DAVIS ' 7 7 (DIANE LUND 75) are the parents of a daugh­ ter, Anika Lyn n, born May 20. They live In Iowa City, la. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hedstrom (BON­ NIE BIGOTI) are making their first home in Plano, Tex. , following their marriage March 5. Bonnie is an ad­ m i nistrator a nd Jerry a deSign en­ gineer for Xerox Corporation in Dal las. TH EODORE HILE was married in J u ne to Lisa Meyer Following a bicycling honeymoon in the San Juan Islands they are now at home in Seattle, Wash. Ted is in the Renton, Wash., office of the E. J . Bartells Co. He was a sales representative for them in Portland, Ore., for five years before being transferred to Renton . CONNIE JOH NSO N of Wenatchee, Wash . , is head nu rse in pediatrics at Central Washingto n HospitaL This past spring she went to Europe for a month, first with the PLU Scandinavi an tour, then on her own. JAMES JOH NSON is the new pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Red Lodge, Mont. (Cont. on p. 21)

Richard Londgren

Communications Textbook Written By Londgren Richard E . Londgren '59 ofTaco­ ma, has written a college textbook about public relations and mar­ keting . Called Communication by Ob­ jectives, the book relates to the well-known concepts of Manage­ ment by Objectives ( M BOL The p u b l isher, Prentice-Hall of En­ glewood Cliffs, N .J . , calls the C BO concept "today's a nswer for a ny organization - business or non­ profit - for how to avoid guess­ work and undesirable consequ ­ ences to achieve communication success." The book reflects Londgren's connection with PLU with refer­ e nces to co m m un ication task forces he's been pa rt of and to PLU's symbol based on the chapel rose window. He has also been a guest lectu rer i n journalism, busi­ ness and literatu re. At PLU , he was editor of the Mooring Mast, art editor of the Saga, and worked pa rt-time in the public relations depa rtment He g raduated summa cum /audewith a BA in Ed, with concentrations in history and English. His wife, Anita H i l l es l a n d Londg re n , a l s o g ra d u ated i n 1 959, and thei r daughters, Kristin a nd Karin, a re PLU students now. Londgren has referred to other Lutheran communication in his textbook. The references relate to his role as a member of the churchwide comm u nication com­ mittee of the Lutheran Church in America a nd as an advisor to Lutheran social services agencies. For the Lutheran church, he is also editor of the North west Lutheran, writes for The Lutheran magazine, has edited daily newsletters of LCA biennial churchwide conventions, and serves on the Inter-Lutheran Communication Commission. Now manager of marketing and com m u n i c a t i o n s e rv i c e s f o r Weyerhaeuser Company a t its in­ ternation a l head q u a rters nea r Tacoma, he has been involved there in public relations, advertis­ ing, financial communication and corporate identity.

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-� .( . Former CBS: TV anchorman Walter Cronkite accepts a complimentary copy of the 1984 Amenc� na Calendar from Gus Walbolt 76, president of AMCAL Inc of Concord, CalIf. The two met at the 19B3 American Bookseller's con vention in Dallas, Tex.

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ADRIAN KALIL had his first major research paper published in June of this yea r in a natio nal journal of a n esthesia . The su bject was "Local An esthetic Toxicity. " He is in his third year as staff anesthetist at Bess Kaiser Hospital In Portland , Ore In J uly he com peted in the U .s . Triathalon Series Triathalon held at Haag Lake, which i n clu des a 2 km swi m, a 40 km bike, a n d a 15 km ru n . MARK MI LLER i s Vicar at St Joseph ­ St john Episcopal Church in Taco ma ' Was h . JONATHAN MOHR and wife, Roby n , a re t h e parents of a son, Josh u a , born in April 1 982 . Jo nath a n is currently on sabbatical from Ca mrose Lutheran College, Cam rose, Alberta, where he is assistant professor of music and direc­ tor of choral m usic. He is working toward a DMA degree at the U n iversity of Colorado at Boulder. M r . and M rs . MICHAEL OLSON of Olympia, Wash , welcomed their sec­ ond child, a so n, David John, born J u n e 8. Mr. and M rs . JOHN PALM 75 (NA NCY BEAM 75) of Vancouver, Wash., wel- ' comed their first child, David Cha rles, born J u ly 1 6 . Nancy has retired from teaching at Brush Prairie Christia n School . John continues to teach at the same school, a ministry of B rush Prairie Ba ptist Church, and was recent­ ly licensed as a minister of that ch urch . RANDY ROWLAND is sports d irector fo r NEWSKING 1 090 in Seattle, Wash , and does correspondent work for NBC. He recently was married to Na ncy M u rray, a designer for a Seattle Pub­ lishing company Mr. and M rs. DREW THOMPSON 71 (BARBARA PFLUEGER 75) are the pa­ rents of a daug hter, Meagan Irene, born Easter Sunday, April 3. She joins a sister Heather, 5% a n d a brother, Lachlen n , 3%. They live in Graha m, Was h .

1 976 STEVE BROWN received Honorable Mention in the Colorado Teacher of the Year prog ra m for 1 982-83 after being the only teacher in his district nominated. He teaches seventh g rade ea rth science and coaches football at

Manitou Springs Ju nior High He a n d his wife J I L L (GJ ERTSON 78) and two­ year-old daug hter, Alayne, visited i n the Puget Sound area i n J u ne on their way to Alaska for a wildlife/birding trip They are expecting their second child in October. CRAIG FOUHY has been named head football coach at Mt Ta homa High School, Taco ma, Wash . M r . a n d M rs . F u l kerson (DARCIE ANN EBERG ) are the parents of a son, Erik Steven , born May 20. They live in Kent, Was h . Mr. a n d M rs. D U A N E HOFFMANN of Ed monds, Wash., a re the parents of a daug hter, Kathryn Lisa, born May 6. Duane is currently working for the Seattle Times as an editorial i l lustrator. GAY KRA M E R - DODD and TO M DODD 74 are the parents of a son, Matthew, born April 1 8 . They live in Mission Woods, Ka ns . , a suburb of Kansas City, where Tom conti n u es his work as pastor of Westwood Lutheran Ch urch . Gay is at home caring for Matthew. PAT and VICKI (Hagen 76) M I C H E L of Puyallup, Wash , are the pa rents of a daughter, Kimber,ly Sara , born J u n e 9 . She joins a sister, Kelly, 2 % . Pat i s teaching m usic i n the Puyallup School District and directing the Concert Choir at PLU. Vicki teaches half-time kindergarten in the Clover Park School District ROBERT MOLUF has been named editor of general books by Augsb urg P u b l i s h i n g H o u s e in Minnea polis, Min n . Bob received his master of divinity deg ree in May from Luther Northwestern Theological semin ary i n St Paul, M i n n . H e a n d h i s wife, M iria m (Arntson 7 6 ) live in S t Pau l l Mr. a n d Mrs. J E FFRY UECKER 78 (CIN DY ALBRITION 76) are the pa rents of a daug hter, M a ren Elizabeth, born July 1 6 . They live in Castleford, I d . , where Jeff is pastor of the U n ited Methodist C h u rc h . M r . and M rs. D a m o n Wrig ht (KAREN WRIGHT) have recently moved to Lake Placid, N Y. , where Damon will have a pastorate. They have a daug hter, Rebecca, 2 % .

tional Rotary Foundation Schola rship for a year's study at the University of Ba rcelo na, Spa i n MARSHA ( Pekrul) KAZEN a n d hus­ band, Irw i n , a re livin g in Las Vegas, Nev , where Irwin is employed by a flooring com pa ny. Marsha is a su bsti­ tute teacher. Mr. and M rs. Glen Luebke (CINDY SOVEREIGN) are the parents of a daug hter, Amy Elizabeth, born J u ne 24. She joins a brother, Joshua, 3 . Ci ndy contin ues to d o some su bsti­ tute teach i ng and is also working on a master ' s deg ree in reading at PLU. Glen is a fire fighter for the City of Puya l l u p . J I LL M I LLER i s dealer rep resentative for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., in Rich mond, Calif. Mr. a nd M rs . Gary Robertson ( D E B B I E VIRAK o f G i g Harbor, Wash , a re the pa rents of a daug hter, Amy Elizabeth, born March 26. Debbie is o n leave from teaching elementary school in Steilacoom to spend time with Amy M r. and M rs. Peter Mattich 78 (JOAN N E LSO N 77) are the parents of a daug hter, Krystal Renee, born J u ne 16.

Mr. and M rs . LANCE SC HROEDER (LISA DU DLEY) a re the pa rents of a daug her, Dana Lyn n , born Feb. 9. Lance works as a senior buyer for General Dynamics in Ft. Worth Tex and is currently worki ng towards hi� MBA at the U niversity of Texas at Arl i n gton . Lisa is employed part-time at Levitz Furniture as well as being a homemaker a n d mother.

1 978 KAREN BROTHE R STO N A N D J O N RIVENBURG were ma rried J u ly 9 a t St Paul Lutheran Church i n Vancouver Wash. Karen is the controller fo r th� Lane Transit District in Eugene, Ore. Jon recently completed a P h . D in Hig her Ed Ucational Ad m i n i strati o n and i s a research associate a t the Un iversity of Oregon . A N G E LA COATES of Sacra mento Calif . , g rad uated J u n e 4 with a J uri� Doctor deg ree from McGeorge School of Law-Sacra mento.

pa rents Of The Yea r H onored By Pa rents ' Club M r . and Mrs. Robert Red lin of Crosby, N O , and Clarene V John­ son of Livermore, Calif , were selected as 1 983 Parents of the Yea r by the PLU Pa rents' Club. The award is based on character co mm itment to Ch ristian educa� tion, service and leadership i n co mmunity and church and an alumn i/student relation�hip with PLU . The Redlins' daug hter Kristi is a 1 983 PLU g ra d u ate. Daug hter Kelsey Redlin is a 1 975 alu mna and former student body president working as a commission artist i n Port Angeles, Was h . Son Mark graduated from PLU i n 1 978 and is a resident physician at Tacoma General a nd Mary Bridge Hospitals In Tacoma . M rs. Johnson, a 1 956 PLU alu m ­ na, is the mother of twin sons Brian and David Olson , also 1 983 graduates DAAN ANSINGH of Portland Ore g raduated from Georgetown U�iversi: ty, May 22 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree He is presently taking a one-yea r dental residency at the Vetera n ' s Admin istration Hospital i n Portla n d . M r. a n d Mrs. Bill Correll ( D EBBIE MASE, MA/Ed 78) a re the parents of a son, Stephen Willia m, born May 2 5 . Stephen h a s o n e sister, Ta mmie Jea n , 2% . They live i n Ephrata, Was h . RANDALL S. FOWLER i s attending medical school at the University of Washington and will g rad uate i n M a rch 1 984. He is planning a residency in family medicine in Spokane and a trip to Sweden for th ree months following his graduation (Con t. on p . 22)

Claudia Rea Bro wers, 1975 BFA graduate, recently had her first solo exhibition in stuttgart, W Germany A Stuttgart art reviewer described the exhibition as "a totally positive surprise " Browers is presently director of arts and crafts at Patch . Barracks in stuttgart Vaihingen.


1 977 CARLA B E N N ETI of Bellevue, Wash , has received her master's i n social work from the Un iversity of Washing ­ ton . She has been awa rded an Interna -


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'83 Grad's Resea rch On Crimes, Pu nishment I mpresses National Grou p What crimes do the pu blic per­ ceive as most serious? What pun­ ishment best fits the crimes? Brenda n Mangan, a 1 983 Pacific Lutheran U n iversity political sci­ ence g raduate, used the ques­ tions as the basis for a research paper last yea r The paper was considered sig nificant enoug h to be p resented at the national meeti ng of the Law Society Associ­ ation this past su mmer. According to his mentor, sociol­ ogy professor Dr. Peter Harris, presentation of a paper at the national level is an honor fo r professionals, and "almost u n ­ heard of" for u ndergraduates Ra nking 1 0 selected crimes, re­ spondents to a Mangan su rvey p laced m u rder/ m a n s l a u g hte r , rape and burglary ahead of such cri mes as public corruption, stock fraud and forgery. I nsurance fraud, auto theft fai­ l u re to register a business, and assau lt were ranked least severe. The number of years of confi ne­ ment assigned to the crimes gen­ erally corresponded to severity, though stock fraud tended to fare better, and bu rg lary worse, than perceived severity would indicate, accord ing to M a ngan . P u n i shme nts for hom icide , pu blic corruption and rape most closely corresponded to perceived severity, he ind icated . An effort was also made to d ete r m i n e h ow c rime victims would ra nk crimes in com parison

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CH RIS KEAY g raduated from the Un iversity of Puget Sound School of Law in 1 982 and has joined the law firm of Billett, Comfort and Rosenow in Taco ma, Was h . scon AND NANCY (Cu rtis) HANING are livi ng in Tigard , Ore , with their children, Matthew, 2 , a nd Sa ra h , 1 . Scott is a self-employed general con­ tractor. Nancy works part-time on -call as an ICU n u rse. L A R R Y K I N C H E LO E , MA ' 7 8 , is superintendent of Washington State Penitentiary in Wa lla Walla, Was h . RACH EL K. MILLER has completed her MBA at th e Un iversity of Washing­ ton a n d is now working i n Richla nd, Wtl sh , for Battelle-N ortnwest M I C H E LL E STORMS received an M . D degree i n medIcine from the U n i\lers i ­ y of S t LouIs i n May TO M TVEIT is now l iving in Tu s ti n, Calif , after six mont hs i n Okinawa, J a pa n f lying helicopters w i t h the Ma r i n C orps Rev a nd M rs ROBER T Mc COY a rE' th pa re nt s of a daug hter, Bre n n E l i �abeth , bo rn Aprrl 6 She JOIm <3 s i ster Eri n L orra ine, bo rn Jan 9, 1 980 . Bob IS pastor of St. Pau l Luth eran C h urch in QUincy Wash .

Brendan Mangan

with the ge neral pu blic. "We found no significa nt d ifference, " M a n g a n reported . There were wide varia nces a m o n g both g roups. "The seriousness-severity of puniSh ment correlation seemed to vary widely among i ndividuals a lso, " Ma ngan added, thoug h crimes involvi ng personal harm were judged relatively more se­ verely than "white collar" crime. Mangan, a native of Wenatchee, is working as a bailiff in the King County Court in Seattle this yea r. He plans to attend law school next year.

1 979 M r . and M rs . Bill Batson (KATHY GROAT) are the parents of a daug hter, Jamie Nicole, born May 4. Kathy is a jazzercise instructor in the North Seattle and Lynnwood area . NANCY B E LL is living in Coeur d 'Alene, I d . and is teaching kindergar­ ten in Post Falls. PAUL E. GAUC HE is attending Luther Northwestern Se minary in St Pa u l , M i n n H e will receive h i s M . Div. degree next spri n g . This past year he and his wife, Nancy, were in Bell i n g h a m , Wash . , where Pa u l served his intern­ ship JOSHUA HON exhibited paintings and drawi ngs at the Hong Kong Arts Centre i n August An imporvisation piece based on Hon's paintings was p e rfo rmed by City Contempora ry Dance C ompany JAMES J U liN received h i s M . D . de­ g ree f rom St Lo u i s Un iversity, St

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RANDY LIND BLAD recencly received his D octorate of De n tal Su rgery de­ g ree from Me U ni Versity of Wash i ng­ ton Schoo of Dentistry He was also the recipien t of the American Society

of Den tistry f o r C hildren Merit Award I n recognition of h1s work o n ch i ld patients Ranov has been comm i s ­ S i o n e d mto the Nava l Dental Corps as a l ieutenant and will b e g i n h i s res id ency

tra i n i n g in San Diego, Calif

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COLIN HUNTER M E LBY was ordained into the American Lutheran C h u rch in services at Cross of Ch rist Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Wash , on J u l y 24. His wife, Janice Kibler, was also or­ dained on J u ly 31 at her home church in San Dimas, Calif. Colin and Janice have received a call to be an assistant pastor at Glen Cary Lutheran C h u rch in Ham Lake, M i n n . DAVID TRonE R a n d his new wife a re now livi ng in Asoti n , Wash , where she is a pastor at U n ited Methodist Church . Dave is a free la nce photographer. NANCY VAN VESSEM received her M . D. degree from St Louis U niversity, St. Louis, M o . , in May JOHN Y O U N G was ma rried May 2 8 to Diedre Marie Kelley of Yakima, Was h . John graduated from the Un iversity of Washington's Col lege of Fo restry in 1 981 and is currently a process en­ g i neer for the Boise Cascade Corp. Paper Division i n st. Helens, Ore. Diedre is employed at the Columbia District Health Center i n St. Helens . They invite any and a l l to feel free to visit them i n their new home.

1 980 ALBERT C R I N E R is program plans assistant with Lockheed Missiles and Space Co . , Sun nyvale, Ca lif. He lives in Mou ntain View. KAREN A JOH NSON was married J u ne 25 to David Lefsru d . Both a re n ow s t u d y i n g at t h e L u t h e ra n Theological Se minary i n Saskatoon, Sask , Ca nada . DEBBIE KRISTENSEN is currently liv­ ing i n Seattle, where she is employed as a toxicologist ( medical technologist) for Smithkline Clinical Laboratories, Inc. She is also pursuing post bac­ cala ureate studies at the U niversity of Washington . JOAN La M U N YON is serving as youth di rector for Tri nty Lutheran Church (LCA) in Fresno, Calif. RUTH (Johnson) OLSON is n ow senior conference planner at the Un iversity of Washington J E N IFER SCHWINDT received her J u ris Doctor degree from the U niversi­ ty of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash , in M ay . K E N N ETH WOOLCOn (Woolms) h a s legally changed his n a m e and con­ tinues to reside in Washington, D.C. He has recently been ad mitted to practice before the U . s. Patent and Trademark office as a registered patent agent and is working in that capacity for the D . C . law firm f o Wegner & Bretschneider. Ken also is working on his J . D . at George Washington U n iversity in the evening division of the law school and has completed two years of the four­ year program MARIANNE WORTH and Terry Rudd were married April 2 3 in Portla n d , Ore , where they now reside. Marianne is an oncology n u rse at Providence Medical Center and her husband is a co m p uter programmer for M u ltnoma Cou nty

1 981 FRED AN D ERSO N, :'v1BA '8 '1 is c u r ­ works d1 rector fo r Pierce CQu nty. Tacoma , WaSh . R E BECCA JO BA B I N GT O N A. N O RON LD BRUCE A ND E RSON '83, were married J uiy 23 at F i rst Luthera n Ch u rch ir Kennewick , Wash . Ron is d i rector of public relations for Tacoma Ti gers Bas eba l l C l ub and Becky Is a surgIcal nu rse at Tacoma General Hos ­ pital hey live In Federal Way, Wash .

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Capt RAY FRANCIS is the co mma n ­ der of Headq uarters and Support Compa ny 48th Medical Battalion at Fort Hood, Tex . COLLEE N GI LLESPIE w a s m a rried March 26 to Dr. Robert DeFraites. They now live in Ft Ripley, Kan , where Bob is a pediatriCian with the U . S. Army. Colleen is attending graduate school at Kansas State U n iversity working towards a master's degree in business admin istratio n . DAVI D LASHUA h a s moved from Tacoma to Vancouver, Wash , where he has taken a position as cost ana lyst for Pacific Teleco n . His wife, SARAH FREDRICKSON '82, is teaching eighth grade mathematics at Pleasant Valley I n termediate School in Battle Ground, Was h . Seco n d L t . R I C K B . M A TT S O N g raduated from U . s . Air Force pilot training ad received his silver wings at Reese Air Force Base, Tex. Rick now serves in Terre Ha ute, I n d . , with the 1 8 1 st Tactical Fighter Wing. D REW N ELSON is stil l stationed at the Naval Training Center i n Orlando, Fla . He is teaching math to officers in the naval nuclear power program JU LIAN WHITLEY is taking a break from his Ph . D studies at Ohio State U niversity to accept a position as a weapons systems a n a lyst for the Boe­ ing Military Airplane Company in Wichi­ ta, Kans. NANCY SO DERLUND and Geoffrey Tupper were married Aug. 20 and are currently living in Prescott, Wash . N ancy, a teacher i s head of the E ng lish department and library at Prescott, Jr. Sr. High School. JANET SUGARS is a classroom teac h ­ er in t h e Everett School District, Everett, Was h .

1 982 MARCI AM ELOXEN is currently work­ ing for the Fellowship of ReconCilia­ tio n , an international religious pacifi­ cist organization at their U . S. national headquarters i n Nyack, N . Y . She is assistant to the Interfaith d irector. She atte n d e d the World C o u n c i I o f Churches assembly in J u ly, working at the Peace and J u stice coffeehouse and other volu nteer work places with the assembly staff. CANDACE ARMSTRONG and MARCUS DAH LSTROM '83, were married J uly 2 i n Spokane, Wash , by Marc' s father, the Rev Larry Dahlstro m . They are now living in Rapid City, S . D . , where Can­ dace i s a news anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate KEVN-TV. Marc is news assi g n ment editor for N BC affiliate KOTA-TV. Both stations are located i n the Black Hills. E LLEN BRAN D E N BURG and STEPHEN RIEKE '81 were married J u ne 11 i n Oregon City, Ore , b y Ellen 's father, the Rev. Robert Brandenburg They a re n ow living in College Statio n , Tex , where Steve is doing his i nternship at ou r Savior's Lutheran Churc h . CY NTHIA EN D ICOn is advertiSing coord inator for AA Auto Pa rts In Tacoma, Wa sh Sheis promoti ng the 5ystem store's pa rt -fi nder service, whi ch allows toll·free d ialing for parts from private homes . ( Cont on p 23)

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In Memoriam M RS . SETH ( E N GA) EASTVOLD, wife of the former president of Pacific Luthe· ra n , d i e d July 3 1 a t t h e age of 84 i n Santa Ba rbara, C a l if . D r . Eastvold was president o f Pacific Lutheran from 1 943-62 , H e retired and moved with his wife to Thousand Oaks ' Calif., wh ere he died in 1 962, M rs Eastvold served Pacific Lutheran i n many capacities d u ri n g her husba n d ' s ten u re a s pres iden t She is survived by her daugh ter, Elea nor Hol ien of Santa Barbara son Donald, former Was h i n gton Sta te at­ torney gen eral and no w of Palm Springs, Calif., and severa l gra n dc h i l · dren .

Words of praise and gratitude were expressed on campus following word of the recent death of long-time Washington State Sen. Henry M Jackson. Jackson, a member of the PLU Q Club, had most recently lectured on campus a year ago this mon th. Abo ve, he is greeted by PLU President Dr, William 0, Rieke prior to the lecture,

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CHARLEN E HANSON was ma rried June 18 to Jeffrey Mitchell, a g raduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, N , Y , They are now living in Edmonds, Was h " where Charlene is a n educa­ tional aide for the Mukilteo School Dist., and Jeff is employed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpora­ tion in Seattle, CAROLYN HAYS is living in Dallas, Tex , where she is teaching fourth, fifth and sixth g rade lang uage a rt. PHILIP KOMORNIK has accepted a position as area council ma nager of University Place and Parkla nd -Spa na ­ way for the Taco ma- Pierce Cou nty Cha mber of Com merce. J EANNIE PEEPLES participated in a n advanced flute study t h i s past s u m ­ m e r with Gerardo Levy in Florence, Italy She also gave performa nces i n Sa n Domenico, Sienna, Venice a n d Rome, A private flute instructor i n T acom a, Wash , s h e has ta ught at Tacoma Co mmu nity College and serv­ ed as flute specialist and ensemble coach for the Tacoma Youth Sym ­ phony

GREG WIGHTMAN and LA UREN MA­ CAN will be ma rried Dec. 18 at Kent Lutheran Church, Kent. Was h , They will live i n Dubuque, la , where they will both attend Wartb urg Theolog i c a l Sem i nary

1 983 MIK E LARSON recently joi ned the Lakewood PRESS staff as sports editor. M ike was captain of the PLU baseba ll team last year and continued o n the d i a m o n d as a m e m ber of the LAkewood Royals i n the season just finished. (See Sports) J U LIA PITSCH ;5 working i n the neurology department at the Un iver­ sity of Washington Hospital a n d is living in Seattle, JANET ( Hagen) POWELL is currently working with KQEU 92 AM Radio in Olympia, Wash , as advertising consu l­ tant.

Un iversity Theatre Season Features Seve n Productions A variety of eras and styles are presented by U n iversity Theatre in seven productions schedu led d u r­ ing the 1 983-84 season. "J . B . , " by Arch ibald MacLeish, a modern re-telling of the story of Job, opens the season Oct. 1 3 . Other 8 p . m . performa nces are Oct, 1 4-1 5 with a 2 p.m. mati nee Oct. 1 6. C h i l d re n ' s Theatre p rese nts "The Dancing Don key" at 2 p m , N o v . 5 The Erik Voss work dra matizes a Dutch folk ta le. John Va n Druten's "I Remember Mama" blends comedy and dra­ ma . The venera ble classic Nov. 1 720 focuses on a young woman's loving and bittersweet memory of her Norweg ian im migrant fa mily in turn-of-the centu ry Sa n Fran­ cisco. Nov, 20 is a matinee. The immensely successful revi­ sion of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta, "Candide," comes to PLU in January The theatre and music departments join to mount an extravagant production of this remarka ble theater piece Jan. 2728 and Feb, 3-5 Alpha Psi Omega's annual pro­ duction is "Bedroom Farce," a witty romp by Alan Ayckboutn, Feb, 4-5 and 1 0-1 1 . Arth u r Kopit's farce, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad , " will be staged March 1 6- 1 7 and 23-24. Cl osing out the sease will be ' "Child's Play, " Robert Marasco 's suspenseful psychological study, April 27-28 and May 4-5, Tickets a re $4 general adm ission and $2.50 for senior citizens and students. Further information and ticket reservations a re available by ca lling 535 -7762 ,

KA REN ANN BUSTA D , a stu dent at PLU from 1 967 to 1 969, d i ed Ju ly 1 6 of i n j uries su ffered in an accident i n N ' g a o u n d ere, Cameroo n , West Africa. She had ta ught E n g lish at the College Prot es ta n t , a high school of the Lutheran c h u rch of the Cameroon in N ' gaoun dre Karen graduated from the Un iversi­ ty o f California -Sa nta Barbara and

received a master's degree in library sciences from Rutgers University i n New Bru nswick, N , J , A fu neral service was held on Ju ly 1 7 , in N 'gaoundere and Karen was buried on the grounds of the mission com­ p,ound at the request of her parents, Signe and Leo Bustad of Pullman ' Wash , MARIAN (Kelly) N EWTON '60, passed away on June 1 7 after a long bout with cancer, She taug ht school in Tacoma, Los Angeles, and Si mi Valley, Calif. She is su rvived by two sons, her husband, her parents, and two sisters, DR, JOHN A, SAFFELL. J R , MA 73, Lieutenant Colonel. U n ited States Air Force, Ret. passed away May 18 in Tacoma, Wash , H e waS the father of Leslie Saffell ,

PLU class of 77, a nd h u sband of Virginia Saffe l l , PLU class of 78 and MA '80,

Al umni TO Share a reer Knowledge With Students A new prog ra m called "ASK" (Al u m n i Shared Experience) has been developed by PLU 's Career Pla n n ing and Placement Offjce to bri ng to geth er stude nts a n d alumni for career consultation and exploration, "Alumni a re a great source of help and information to both students and each other, " said Pa m White, director of the CPPO. "A person can tell you a lot more a bout work or a specific career tha n you can ever learn from career books ," Many alumni have already come in contact with students by listing both student and professional job openings with CPPO, "That can often lead to a beneficial , mentor­ ing -type relationship, especially if it is an internship, " Wh ite added , "However, the ASK progra m will help provide a system for the same type of alumni-student rela­ tionship without the alum having to em ploy the student. " she con­ tinued , The duration a n d complexity of the ASK relatio nship is strictly up to the student and the alum involv­ ed; it cou ld be a ten-min ute i nterview, or it cou ld be a week spent togeth er on the job, White indicated ,

'ASK' prog ram Data Form

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25 Financial Pl a n n ing Sem i n a r,

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New g raduates of fledgling prog­ ram rate well with major corpora­ tions.

Civic Leaders Honored .










Spokane's Tom Foley, A l l ison Cowles and Luther Fendler award­ ed PLU President's Medal for dis­ tinguished service.

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Norway's Princess Astrid was ho n­ ored by the Scandinavia comp munity during a visit to PLU in October.

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$ 300,000 m i n ority scholarship fund drive i nvolves community leaders .

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The Ca m p u s

Pacific Lutheran University's two A l l e nmore Scholarship winners, Debra Armstro ng a n d Pa mela Bohrer (see related story) will have a strong institutional track record in their favor when they a pply to medical school this year, Their academic reco rds, of course, spea k for themselves (both carry a 3.9 grade average) , An additional factor which should help both them and their class­ mates is the record established over the years by the PLU Division of Natural Sciences, The percentage of accepted med i c a l s c h o o l a p p l i ca t i o n s nationwide has averaged between 35 and 45 percent in recent years, Applicants from Pacific Lutheran University have been accepted at twice that rate, During the past five years, 1 1 3 PLU seniors have applied to medic­ al schools , Eighty-three, or 74 percent. have been accepted, ac­ cording to Dr. Jerrold Lerum, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the PLU Health Sciences committee. The acceptances have come from 27 different medical schools, although a plurality have been from the University of Washing­ ton , During several of the past years, on ly the U of W among Washington State colleges and universities has placed more stu ­ dents in its med school than has PLU , An even more remarkable re­ cord of dental school acceptances has been recorded during the same time period , Of 27 applica­ tions, 26, or 96 percent. have been accepted, according to Lerum . The P L U pre-medicine a n d pre­ denta l p rogra ms have had a strong reputation for many years , Between 1 960 and 1 978, 65 per-

' PLU Med Sc hool Accepta n ce Rate E nco u ra g i ng TO Pre - Med Stude nts cent of med school applications were successful; the success rate of dental school applications was 80 percent. "The med school acceptance rate has improved over the last five years in spite of the fact that we've had more applications and, particularly at the U niversity of Washington, the number of slots has not increased," Lerum point­ ed out. In addition, the U niversity of Washington accepts few out­ of-state residents, which affects some PLU a pplicants, The professor, who has headed the PLU Health Sciences commit­ tee for eight of his 10 years on the university faculty, is quick to add a cautioning note when talking ab­ out PLU's success rate. "Prospec­ tive students may believe that their acceptance into medical or dental school is practically assu red if they complete the PLU prog­ ram, " he said. "No program can live u p to those expectations. " H e added that a primary reason for the success of PLU students must be attributed to the high quality of students who enter PLU, "Debbie (Armstrong) and Pam (Bohrerl are examples, but they are not the only ones," Lerum added. "We also feel that the totality of PLU offerings, both academic and non-academic, offer students the opportunity to acquire very com­ petitive academic credentials," he continued. The existence of the Health Sciences committee is another

factor that contributes to the reputation of the PLU program. Composed of five sciences profes­ sors, the committee helps all stu­ dents interested in health sciences careers (bio-engineeri ng, dentis­ try, medicine, medical technolo­ gy, pharmacy, physical therapy and others), Committee members also prepare recommendations

Pamela Bohrer

PLU Pre-Med Students Awarded Allenmore Foundation Scholarships Pamela Bohrer of Issaquah and D e b ra Armstrong of Richland, both Pacific Lutheran University seniors, have been awarded the prestigious Allenmore Foundation Scholarship, The $5,000 stipend is awarded to college seniors planning to attend medical school. This is the sixth year that the scholarship has been awarded, but the first time there have been two awards, according to PLU health sciences coordinator Dr. Jerry Lerum. Both scholarship recipients have had exceptional and varied u nder­ g raduate careers, Last summer Bohrer studied under a fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Mas­ sach usetts. She worked on a "wave modeling" project which described the magnitude and fre­ quency of mixing events in the ocean's Interior, This year she is working on a laser spectroscopy

project with physics-engineering professor Dr, Donald Haueisen. A chemistry-physics major, she was in the top three percent of students nationwide taking the American Chemical Society's stan­ dardized organic chemistry exam. Armstrong, a biology major, has worked the past three summers at Battelle Northwest Laboratories, One of her projects was a bio­ chemistry and cellular toxicology study of effects of St. Helens ash on isolated lung cells. D u ri n g h e r u n derg rad u ate career she has been a lab techni­ cian, tutor and teaching assistant. She has also worked on campus as a custodian to help finance her education . Armstrong's g rades have in­ cluded an u nusual eight A-pluses, one of them the only one awarded by a professor in 14 years , Both Bohrer and Armstrong are ca rryi ng 3.9 grade averages

Debra Armstrong

levaluations for medical schools on behalf of PLU applicants, Futu re PLU pre-med and pre­ dental students will benefit not only from a respected academic program, but from brand- new facil ities, The William 0 , Rieke Sci­ ence Center is scheduled for com­ pletion approximately a year from now.

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Firms Like PLU Graduates

PLU Co m p ute r Scie nce prog ra m Rates Kudos Fro m Major U.S. Corpora tions By Jim peterson

Pacific Luthera n U n iversity's computer science major is so new that the first graduates of the program received their degrees last spring. Today the Mitre Corporation in Boston, Mass., a computer con­ sulti ng and development firm do­ ing a half billio n dollar annual business , would like PLU to be its "farm team, " that is, a contin uing source of highly qualified compu­ ter Science specialists. ACCording to Dr. Richard Spill­ man of the PLU computer science program , one of PLU's spring graduates went to work for M itre Corp. this past summer. "They were so impressed that they were ba c k h e r e i n t e r v i e w i n g i n November, " he added . "They're flying fou r of our seniors back to Boston for further interviews. " Other spri ng graduates are em­ ployed desig ning state-of-the-art om u er systems. ne i with Sperry Flight Systems of Phoenix, Az. Another is with Pacific North-

west Bell . Several a re in g raduate school . These grad uates' accomplish­ ments underscore the belief by Spillman and department cha ir­ ma n Dr. John Herzog that the PLU u ndergraduate program in com ­ puter science, as new a s i t is, "is as strong an undergraduate prog­ ra m as you ca n fi nd anywhere . " The program provides excellent background either for a profes­ Sional career or advanced study, Herzog ex lained . In addition to a comprehe sive core curricu lum, students may choose upper divi­ sion "tracks" in hardware or soft­ ware, or a general track that incorporates both . I n fact. many of PLU's upper division cou rses a re taught in g radu ate p rogra ms at ot h e r schools, Spillman pointed out. The program is supported by PLU 's VAX 1 1 /780 computing sys­ tem, available for i nteractive use at a variety of locations. In addition, the department has an Alpha micro system , a Tektronic 4054 graphics com puter, a PD P- 1 1/54, and several micro units. "The program presently re-

PLU Faculty And staff Add ew $11 5.000 Pledge T capital campaign "Few institutions ca n claim a heritage so rich in selflessness and sacrifice on behalf of the u niversi­ ty as PLU," observed President Dr. William Rieke earlier this fall. His comments came at the beginning of the fal l ca m p u s "Sharing i n Strength" ca mpaign, a second three-year pledge solicita­ tion on behalf of the university's $ 1 6 . 5 million capital fund drive. Results of the campaign a n ­ nounced Nov. 3 0 proved that the tradition continues on campus. The drive netted $1 1 5,106, ex­ ceeding the goal of $1 00,000, according to the campaign gener­ al chairperson, English professor Dr. Dennis Martin . The participation rate of 78 percent exceeded the 76 percent recorded th ree years ago, and total campus giving, including an­ nual fu nd - $295,000 - is near the $310,000 recorded three yea rs ago. Campaign leaders, i n addition to Martin, were Dr. John Herzog, Needed : Used Golf Clubs

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mathematics, faculty chair; Faye Anderson, social sciences; con­ tract staff chair; and Dr. David Olson , physical education, infor­ mation officer. The Sharing in Strength cam­ pa ign, cu rrently at $1 1 million, is fu nding the William O. Rieke Sci ­ ence Center, currently u nder con­ struction on lower cam pus. A m u s i c b u i l d i n g , Sca n d i navian Studies Center, scholarship en­ dowment and facilities u pgrading a re also included in campaign pla ns. Rieke added , "It is this kind of i nternal response that ma kes such a significant im pact on major c o r p o ra t i o n s , f o u n d a t i o n s , businesses and i ndividuals who will ultimately determine the success of our campaign effort. It indi­ cates that our own people a re overwhelmingly in support of our efforts to provide facilities that e n h a nce the q uality of PLU's academic programs." PLU director of capital cam­ paigns, Sammie Davis, said, "PLU faculty a nd staff deserve recogni­ tion for the example they have set in supporting their own institu­ tion. By their demonstration of faith a nd purpose, they have given notice to the community that PLU ca n look with confidence toward reaching its campaign goaL"

quires six or seven people teach­ i ng computer science every hour of the school day," Herzog noted. Two additional adva ntages for PLU students include the profes­ sionalism and experience of the professors and the opportunity to work with faculty members on a one-to-one basis. "Industry really likes that," Spillman said . In addition, the Systems Desig n Group, a departmental research g roup directed by Spillman, offers another rare o p port u n ity for undergradu tes. "It gets · them i nvolved in advanced resea rch projects a nd the research publica­ tion process, " he added . Experiments aimed at develop­ ment of an artificial i ntelligence system is one example of such research . Such a system would make decisions in the same ways as humans. Medical diagnoses wou ld be one applica 'on, according to Spillma n . The system could serve as a guide or focus to medical thinking accelerating the pro ess or lead­ ing to diagnostic poss i bi l ities which may not have occurred to the physician . Computer science at PLU dates back prior to 1 970 when "five or six students per semes er" were ta king a limited course in compu ­ ter language. In 1 971 a Computers and Progra mming course was offered . During the 70s several courses were added to the mathematics curriculum in computer science, and in 1 978-79 a "weak" compu­ ter science minor was added . With the major coming shortly thereaf­ ter and additional equipment and faculty at each stage, cou rse of­ ferings i ncreased rapidly and en­ rollment has boomed. Total credit hou rs fou r yea rs ago were u nder 1 ,000. The following year credit hours exceeded 2,000. Last year there were over 3,000, a nd Herzog a ntici pates 4,000 credit hou rs this year. He predict­ ed that the increase would begin to level off in the 5,000 ra nge. "Students recognize that com­ puter science is a field where dema nd for qualified graduates by business and industry will be heavy for the foreseeable future," Her­ zog said. Consequently, there will be an equivalent demand for academic p rograms. And with the demand comes keen competition among poten­ tial employers. "So when a Mitre Corporation finds a quality prog­ ra m, even at a small u niversity across the country, they'll con­ tinue to work closely with that schooL" Spillman noted . He added, "Everyone benefits - graduates, employers, and the university."

Julie Anne Gustafson of Bellevue has been selected as the 1983 Lucia Bride at Pacific Lutheran University. The 19vear-old sophomore, a gradua te of Newport High School. was honored at PLU's 36th Scandinavian Christmas honoring Lucia Bride.

erstad TO Lead o Club Tour To Nepal And India PLU alumnus and Mount Everest conqueror Dr. Luther Jerstad will lead a PLU Q Club tou r to Nepal and India for three weeks beginning March 29, 1 984 . Dr. Jerstad, one of America's original Everest conquerors in 1 963, holds a Ph . D . in Himalayan culture and spends about half each year i n I ndia and Nepal with his i nternational travel business. According to Jerstad, the trip is a sojourn to a new and totally different world from our own, and a glimpse of a pastthat is recorded to 3000 B.C. The sub-continent is a land of more than 800 million people, diverse cultu res, religions a nd lan ­ guages. I ndia i s the largest democ­ racy in the world; Nepal is the only Hindu kingdom i n the world. In addition to major cities like Bangkok and Delhi, the tour will visit the ancient capital city of Jaipur, a former maharaja 's palace, game sanctuaries and museums. The tour group will i nclude approximately 25 people. A limited nu mber of spaces are still avail­ able, according to PLU director of development David Berntsen . Further information i s available by contacting Berntsen at PLU, (206) 535-7428. Reservations, with a $200 deposit, may be sent directly to Lute Jerstad Adven­ tures I nternati o n a l , P . O . Box 1 95 3 7 , Portl a n d , a re . 972 1 9. Phone is (503) 244-6075 .


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Artists Create Com memorative Luther Plaq ues




Allison Cowles

L' Luther Fendler, left with Dr. Rieke.

Foley, Fendler, Cowles Accept President's Medal

Th ree spoka ne Civic Leaders Honored For Excellence, service, Ch risti a n Val ues Three of Spokane's prominent leaders were honored by Pacific Lutheran University at a special dinner ceremony in Spokane Nov. 3. They were Rep . Tom Foley (05th Dist. l, retired bank executive Luther Fendler, and Allison S. Cowles, member a nd former chair of the Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education. The award, the PLU President's Medal. is presented to persons w h o h a v e " d e m o n s t r a te d strength in vocation, excellence in professional or technical services, and who exemplify C h risti a n values, " according to PLU Presi­ dent Dr. William O. Rieke. F o l e y , a m e m be r of t h e Washington State Congressional delegation for 1 9 years, began his career in politics as a member of the late Sen . Henry Jackson's In­ terior Committee staff. As a Congressman, he achieved early success on the House Interior Committee and as a House spon­ sor of the Grand Coulee Dam third powerhouse. He has also served as chair of the House Agricultural Committee and as House Majority

Whip. One of the Congress' most widely respected leaders, he is considered a leading future candi­ date for Speaker of the House. Foley was unable to accept his award personally. having just been na med by Presi d e n t R o n a l d Reagan to head a fact-finding delegation to Grenada. Foley's wife, Heather, accepted the Presi­ dent's Medal on his behalf. Fendler is a former Old National Bank senior trust officer who served in various positions at ONB for . nearly a half century. A Spokane resident for most of his life, his list of civic credits is a long one. He is a retired member of the Knife and Fork Club and former president of the Spokane Rotary Club. He is past treasurer of the Spokane Symphony and cur­ rent board member of the River­ view Terrace Retirement Center. Fendler has also chaired both the Y M CA and Salvation Army. He is a member of the PLU Q Club, and his daughter, Paula, g raduated from the u niversity in 1 962 . Cowles has served on WSCPE for . n ine . years and served as its chair-

man from 1 976-79. She is also a member of the Governor's Tem ­ porary Committee on Educational Policies, Structure and Manage­ ment and the Washington State Centennial Commissio n . She presently serves as a trustee of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Univer­ sities, and on a special "adult learner" co m m iss i o n of t h e American Council o n Education. Cowles has been involved in many com munity programs re­ lated to schools, family counsel­ ing, day care and other activities .

I n observance of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther, Pacific Lutheran University a rt faculty members Tom Torrens and David Keyes have collaborated to produce a limited edition of h a n d - c rafted p o rce l a i n a n d bronze commemorative plaques. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the plaques will be used to establish a scholarship for senior art students majoring in sculpture or cera mics. Each of the seven-inch diameter plaques in this limited edition are numbered and signed by the artists. The porcelain edition will be limited to 500; the bronze edition will be limited to 100. The bronze edition will be indi­ vidually cast by the Cire Purdu (lost wax) process, according to Tor­ rens. A special medallion quality bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc and silver will be utilized, and the casting will be patinaed and mounted on a hand-rubbed wooden plaque, he said. According to Keyes, the porce­ lain edition will be crafted in a traditional European bone porce­ lain formula, fired to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit to assure strength and purity of color. Price of the plaques ($250 bronze; $60 porcelain) includes packing and shipping within the c o n t i n e n t a l U n i t ed State s . Washington state residents add sales tax ($1 8.75 bronze; $4.50 porcelainl. Further information is available by contacting Torrens or Keyes c/o the PLU Department of Art, (206) 535-7573 or 535-7576.

Summer Sca ndi navian Cultural Center Fund Raising Di n ner Pla nned An elegant Scandinavian dinner and auction sale will be held Saturday, June 23, to benefit the planned Sca n d inavia n Cultural Center at PLU . The gala event is sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center and Troll Club. Watch for more information . later on this special event.

Martin Luther commemorative ceramic plaque,


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Norway's Princess Astrid, right is greeted by PLU President Emeritus Dr. Robert Mortvedt left as Seattle's Norwegian Consul Thomas Stang and PLU President Dr. William Rieke look on.

PLU 's Mayfest Dancers entertain during dinner honoring Norway's Princess Astrid, right.

Norway·s Princess Astrid An Honored Guest At PLU In October Princess Astrid of Norway was an honored g uest at Pacific Luthe­ ran University Oct. 26. Her visit was the latest in a succession of visits by Norwegian dignitaries over the years. Her

father, King Olav V of Norway, was on campus in 1 975. As a part of the festivities, Princess Astrid's name was in­ scribed on a campus rune stones sculpture, joining that of her fath­ er and others. The sculpture was

commissioned in commemora­ tion of her father's visit. Nearly 400 people attended a dinner in her honor at PLU the evening of the visit. During her remarks, Her High­ ness observed, "I have heard

Com m u n ity, PLU Student s Benefit From versati le East ca m pus Fa ci l ity Eighteen months ago, Franklin Pierce County School District was faced with the problem of a vacant elementary school near Pacific Lutheran UniverSity. Today, due to the creativity and foresight of district and PLU offi­ cials, Parkland has a facility with programs serving a variety of publics. And PLU has enhanced academic p rograms provid i n g p racticum experience for stu­ dents in several academic discip­ lines. The exciti ng tu rn of events is the result of PW's lease last fall of the 5 5 ,000-sQ u a re foot P a r k l a n d Elementary School, now known as PLU's East Cam pus. The building houses Pl 's Fami­ ly and Children's Cen er, Social W o r k , M a r r i a g e a n d Fa m i l y Therapy and Special Education faculties, Microcomputer Center, ExecutIve Development Progra m, C HOICE Center, and physical fit­ ness programs, plus classroom, office and storage space. A sig nificant portion of the · facility is occupied by the many­ faceted a n d m u lti- d isci p l i n a ry Family and Children's Center. Early in 1 984, portions of the building will be adapted for Center use as the result of a $1 65,000 grant from the Pierce County Office of Community Development. The Center's new services are particularly timely. Cha nges i n family organizational structures over the past two decades are having a significant impact on a broad range of social problems.

According to PLU social work professor Dr. Charles York, one­ third of the nation's children are growing up outside the traditional nuclear family structure, creating problems only beginning to be addressed from the perspective of the likely source, that is, family structure and interaction. And the Parkland community has a higher-than-average per­ centage of these non-traditional families, many of whom fall into •

Jennifer James, anthropologist, author, and North west radio- TV personality, will speak a t PL U March 1 on the topic, "The Heavy Load Parents Carry and How to Ease It. .. The 7:30 p. rn . program in the East Campus gymnasium follows a 5 p.rn. Family and Children 's Cent­ er Open House. Tickets for the lecture may be obtained by cafling


low-income brackets, he i n d i ­ cated . York directs the Marriage and Family Clinic, a function of the graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy which he also directs. The Clinic is one arm of the ' new center. It will provide counseling and networking services, em­ phasizing the interaction of family members, rather than working from the isolating perspective of individual problems and offenses. A second arm of the Center provides children's services under the leadership of special educa-

tion professor Dr. Kent Gerlach. Included are an Early Childhood Learning Center for pre-school€rs, and an after-school enrichment program for "latch-key" children. The latter, with initial fundi ng from a $7,1 50 Ben B . Cheney Foundation grant. is expected to begin in February. A third arm of the Center pro­ vides weekly mini-courses for per­ sons over 50 on a variety of self­ improvement topics. Directed by social work professor Vern Han­ son, the program is enjoying a rapidly g rowing popularity. The sa me can be said for the School of Business' M icrocom pu­ ter Center and the physical fitness prog ram directed by physical ed u ­ cation professor Gary Chase. The former offers access to tens of thousands of dollars worth of computer hardware and software, plus basic instruction, for a mod­ est fee, according to director , Scott Morgan . Chase's "Wellness Con nection" progra m for faculty, staff and school personnel promotes per­ sonal well-being and wholeness by addressing lifestyle, diet and exer­ cise habits, And physical education professor Maureen McGill Seal of­ fers daily dance classes. Even as programs are develop­ ing for specific age and interest groups, East Cam pus is also in­ tended as a place where these g roups interact with one another - the old with the young, parents with children - for the enrich­ ment of all, accordi ng to program director Dr. Robert Menzel.

much about Pacific Lutheran from my father, For Norwegians, no visit to (America's) Northwest is complete without a visit to PLU . " The Princess has fulfilled the duties of First Lady of Norway for more than 30 years ,

PLU Represented In Tacoma Exhibit At Japanese Fair P a c i f i c L u thera n U n iversity joined Nalley's Foods, Redwood Products and the Tacoma Chamb­ er of Com merce in promoting Tacoma at the Western Japan International Foods and Tourism Fair in October. Layton Horner. visiting profes­ sor of business administration from Lenoir Rhyne College, was the PLU representative at the Kitakyushu City event, along with a n '83 PLU g rad u ate, Mariko Nishida. Over 400.000 people attended the exhibit at which 33 cou ntries were represented , PLU's partiCipation in the prog­ ram supported Tacoma's "Sister City" program by offering an i nsight into American campus ac­ tivities and facilities, Horner indi­ cated . " PLU was represented as a concerned world citizen, offering a worthwhile service to interna­ tional understanding and con­ crete opportunities for education in the U .S.A.," he added .

Scholarship Esta blished An annual $1 ,000 scholarshi p for a State of Alaska resident has been established at Pacific Lutheran University, The scholarship is being funded during the next two academic years by Totem Ocean Trailer Ex­ press Inc" of seattle, according to TOTE President Robert B. McMillan,

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PLU Professo r Develops New Ad ult Christian Education Prog ra m

Washington state's number one jazz fan, Gov John Spellman, played some of his own jazz recordings during a recent appearance on-air on behalf of KPL U-FM 8B. His extensive collection includes 3-400 cassettes and discs. Appearing with him was Charles Tomaras, newly appointed station jazz director

Former "Galloping Gourmet" Graham Kerr, left, and PLU Board of Regents chairman Rev. David WOld, joined KPLU-FM general manager Dr. Martin Neeb on­ air during this fall's station fund raiser. The two volunteers are strong advocates of the station 's National Public Radio and local news coverage.

Jazz Format Boon To KPLU·FM Fall Fund Drive An Oct. 1 switch to a jazz format by KPLU-FM 88 has proved to be a popular one based on results of a mid-November fund-raising ca m­ paign, according to station de­ velopment director Dean Zuch . The five-day drive raised over $ 30,000, an 84 percent increase over the spring '83 drive, Zuch i n d i cate d . T h e re w e re 7 7 6 pledges, a 65 percent increase. Of greatest interest to station officials, however, was a 200 per­ cent increase in pledges during the music portion of the schedule. Pledges during news and public affairs programs were up 34 per­ cent to $1 5,546. The overall strong showing was even more encouraging because of the competition from a televi­ sion sweeps week, which included such programs as "The Day After," several Kennedy docu mentary programs, and the Washington­ Washington State football game.

An education program intended to help adult Ch ristians to better understa nd complex events in their l ives and su rroundings has been developed by Pacific Luthe­ ran University religion professor Dr. Stewart Govi g . The program, called "Trilogies," was funded by a $4,970 grant from Aid Association for luthe­ rans. Eig hteen months In develop­ ment the program will be tested soon in six Northwest Lutheran c o n g r eg a t i o ns , accordi n g to Govig . The study, wh ich might supp le­ ment the widely-used Bethel and newer Search series, focuses on th ree dimensions of C hristian g rowth: the Bible, Church and Experience. The Bible, Govig said, provides authority for faith and l ife; the Church ill ustrates how other Christians have responded to life situations; and Experience tests both of the other dimen­ sions. "Each element is related to the other two," he explained. "Any of the three ca n be overemphasized if the others are neglected or om itted ." Cu lts and sects gain the i r strength from a n imbalance, Gov­ ig observed. To help clarify the study's con­ cepts, Govig has em phasized the use of graphic symbols. In this effort he was assisted by PLU g rap hics designer Pau l Porter, who developed a series of symbols based on the triangle. The symbols both rei nforce the program's con­ cepts and serve as reminders of

SchOOl Of The Arts Plans Winter Production Of 'Candide ' operetta "Candide," Leonard Bernstein's 1 973 comic operetta based on the Voltaire play of the same name, will be presented by the Pacific Lutheran University School of the Arts Jan . 27-28 and Feb. 3-5. The fully-staged p roduction with orchestra will be presented in Eastvold Auditorium at 8 p . m . each evening . PLU drama professor William Parker portrays Voltaire, and mus­ ic professor Barbara Poulshock is the Old Lady. Can dide is Tim Syverson, a sophomore from Portland, Ore., and Cunegonde is Jackie Bonneau, a sophomore from Centralia. Cari Bassa ni. a graduate music student from Yakima, plays Max­ imillian, and senior Kelley Irwin of Boise, Id., is Paquette. According to artistic director­ producer Mira Frohnmayer, "Can­ dide" presents a world as seen

through Candide's eyes, the "best of all possible worlds. " The Bernstein adaptation has previously been presented by the New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera, among others. Commu nication arts professor Michael Arndt is stage director, and Choir of the West di rector Richard Sparks is the music di­ rector. Set design is by Greg Gillette, com munication arts; and dance professor Maureen McGill Seal is choreog rapher. There are 20 featured perform­ ers; chorus members and a full orchestra involved in the produc­ tion. Tickets are $8 and $5, half-price for senior citizens and students. Jan. 27 is Alumni Night $1 dis­ count on all tickets. Tickets are available at the University Center I nformation Desk, 535-7457 .

the nu merous triads i n C hristia n theology. Whi le the Bethel and Search series a re Bible studies, "Trilogies" is a theological study, Govig indi­ cated . An added dimension of hIS program is encouragement of more congregational emphasis on theology and more extensive con ­ g re g a t i o n a l co l l e c t i o n s o f theological reference works. Northwest congregations plan­ ning to test the program i nclude Christ Lutheran in Ferndale, Wash .; Bethany Lutheran in Spanaway, W a s h . ; C a l v a ry L u t h e ra n i n Spokane, Wash.; Good Shepherd Lutheran in Olympia, Wash.; Faith Lutheran in Redmond, Wash . ; and Trin ity Lutheran in McMinnville, Ore.

Special Ed ucation Focus Of Summer Europea n Tour Special education programs i n European cou ntries will be the focus of a three-week study tour in Europe J uly 27 -Aug . 1 7 . Sponsored by the Pacific Luthe­ ran Un iversity special education program, the tour will visit Ger­ many, Austria, France, the Nether­ l a n d s , Italy, Switze r l a n d a n d England. Tour leaders are PLU special education professor Dr. Kent Ger­ lach and Dr. Iva McCLeary, profes­ sor of special education at the University of Utah. Both have traveled widely in Europe, and Gerlach recently returned from a study of special ed ucation in the People's Republic of China . Gerlach 's background is special education admin istration, parent relationships, mainstreaming and programming for mildly hand­ icapped. McClea ry specializes in early chi l d h o od devel opment, l ea rn i n g d isa b i l ities and gif­ ted/handicapped . Dr. Rudolph Schindele, Universi­ ty of Heidelburg, and Dr. John Welton, Un iversity of London, are among the tou r guest speakers. Early en rollment for the four semester hour course is encour­ aged . For information contact Dr. Kent Gerlach, PLU School of Educa­ tion, (206) 535-7277.


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E RG S holars i p vita l To Mi nority Stu dents For 1 0 Yea rs Last year nearly 80 percent of all Pacific Lutheran University stu ­ dents and their fa milies entered into a partnership with the u niver­ sity to satisfy the cost of thei r education . These studl'nts have qualified for assistance on the basis of a College Scholarship Service needs analysis. ThiS past year the average " need" package offered at PLU was $3450, or 45 percent of expenses for tuition, room. and board. A fina ncial aid package consists of various scholarships, grants, loans and ca mp s employment. For some students, however, even a generous aid package does not prevent financial hardship. It is at this point that the PLU B.E.R.G. Minority Scholarshi p Program can be a vital factor in the college plans of minority students desiring to study at PLU . "The BERG prog ram is a sup­ plementary program," explained Amad 0 Tiam, PLU director of minority affairs. " It picks up where the Financial Aid Office leaves off. For many minority students, this additional assistance can make a PLU education affordable." Since 1 973 BERG has provided scholarship assistance to more than 1 50 students of color, in spite of limited funds. "The current campaign will multiply the numb­ er of students that can be assist­ ed," Tiam continued. "There is no doubt that it will help i ncrease the n u m ber of m i n ority students studying at PLU . " The BERG concept is u ncom ­ mon, if not u nique, observed Phillip W. M iner, PLU associate dean of admissions. "Few colleges and universities offer a minority scholarship program that is sup­ plementary to the financial aid program," he said. When BERG was created 10 years ago by BANTU, the PLU black student u nion, the concept in­ cluded a (8) Book F u n d , (E) Emergency Fund, (R) Restricted Minority Scholarships, and (G) Gen­ eral Minority Grant Fund. The concept has remained viable and effective, according to Tiam. The Book Fund ma kes text­ books and other reading materials available to minority students who could not otherwise afford the purchase price of required texts. T h e E m e rg en cy Fund aids minority students in meeting un­ expected financial hardshi p or un­ foreseen expenses, i nc l u d i n g medical. legal o r housing obliga­ tions or emergency travel. Funds are dispersed either as grants or repayable loans. Restricted scholarships are es­ tablished by individuals, groups,

businesses, or foundations, and are awarded to minority students who meet the criteria established by the donors. Donors and reci­ pients are encouraged to "keep in touch" with one another. General Fund monies are grant­ ed to students at the discretion of the administering comm ittee. "BERG has been a silent financial partner for many minority stu­ dents who have graduated from PLU and gone on to become educators, doctors, social work­ ers, lawyers, scientists, nurses, performing artists and other professionals," Miner observed .

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PhilliO Miner

New 5- Year Effort Underwa y

$300,000 Minority Endowed Schola rs hip ca m paig n At PLU Involves Vol u teers Members of the minority com­ munity will play a significant ole in a $300,000 minority scholarship ' fund drive announced recently by Pacific Lutheran University. Twenty representatives of ma­ i or eth nic groups met at PLU to form a campaign steering com­ mittee, accordi n g to Amadeo Tiam, director of minority affai rs at PLU. Members of the steering com­ mittee also represent PLU alumni, chu rc hes, social-civic organiza­ tions, education, business and the military, he indicated. The campaign is i ntended to raise a minimum of $300,000 over a five-year period, accordi ng to Luther Bekemeier, PLU vice-presi­ dent for development. All but $50,000 of the target amount will be used to establish endowed scholarships for minori­ ty students at PLU. The remainder will comprise a "ready-use" fund to assist minority students with book pu rchases and u nforeseen emergencies. Tiam explained that the new funds will be channeled into PLU's BERG Minority Scholarship Prog­ ram, founded by PLU's minority student group, BANTU. That fund has provided li mited scholarship a s sistance, book money and emergency funds for more than 1 0 years, but has not been able to keep pace with the increasing need. " This effort is vital if we are to be able to increase the nu mber of minority students at PLU," Phillip W. Miner, associate dean of admis­ sions, explained. " PLU is com mitt-

ed to continued educational sup­ port of the minority community, but to be able to carry out that commitment we need additional finanCial resources which will allow PLU to be a viable educational alternative for minority students." Particularly during the past 1 5 years a significant nu mber of minority students have graduated

from PLU and have assumed lead­ ership roles i n the community, M iner indicated . During the same time PLU has established closer relationships with a variety of community minority groups. It is these groups and i ndividuals which will play an impo rtant role in the success of the fu nd campaig n, Miner added.

Fund campaign steering Committee Involves 21 Community Leaders Twenty-one community leaders have accepted responsibilities on the Pacific Lutheran University Minority Scholarship C a m pa i g n steering comm ittee, according to PLU director of minority affairs Amadeo Tiam. Charles Stubblefield of Tacoma, most worshipful g rand master of the Pri n ce H a l l M a s o n s for Washington State, Germany and the Far East, is the honorary cha irperson . Stubblefield's son, David, is a PLU alumnus. Executive chairperson is Jim Dawson of Puyallup, an account executive. Dawson, who holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, is both a Red Cross and Kiwanis official. F i v e s tee r i n g c o m m i tt e e members will head sub groups representing various constituen ­ cies. They are Curtis White of Seattle, business; Darlene Peter­ son of Spanaway, education; Vic­ tor Arrisola of Tacoma, alumni; Milton Jones of Steilacoom, milit-

ary; and Rev. J. A. Bowles of Tacoma, church. White, Peters, Arrisola and Boles are PLU alumni. Gerald Burke of Tacoma is the information- public relations chair­ person , and Pau l Tanaka of Taco­ ma handles audit and statistics duties. Bu rke is a PLU alum. Other com mittee members are LYle Quasim of Puyallup; Mr. and Mrs. James Walton, Daisy Stall­ wort h , R indetta Stewart, Celia Thomas, Teresa Martinez, Shirley Cupit, Albert Simpson, Gracie Pau­ Iy, and John Quarles, all of Tacoma; and Willard Bill of seattle. Quasim, Stallworth , Stewart, Thomas, Martinez, Simpson, Pauly and Quarles are PLU alumni. Arrisola, the alumni chair, expre­ ssed excitement about the fund drive and h is desire to involve both PLU minority alumni and the Span­ ish-American community.

T h e Pres i d e nt

rejoice Serenade me a carol of Bethlehem that echoes hal lelujah and gold over fields of wea ry a n d fea r. Harmonize every n ote jo'/ and incense exa lti ng the Promise born of g lory a nd chaste, swaddled in love a n d myrrh , cradled coronation and peace. Sing me a hope - splendored star g leaming hosa n na s a bove val leys of sha dow a nd lonely to hera l d a Saviour's bi rth . Celebrate a welcome resplendent, proclaiming redemption and free with essence of l i l ies d isti l led a round the manger a n d thorns. Th e poem "reJoice " was taken from the book Tapestry b y Patsle Black, copyrtght 1982 by Multnomah Press, Portland, Oregon 91266. Used by permis足 sion.

May you rejoice with us this Holy Season in the gift of bur saviour's birth

From left, back row: PLU President Dr. William O. Rieke, Joanne Rieke, Marcus ' Rieke and Jeffry Smith. Seated: Eileen and Stephen Rieke, Joanna and Susan Smith.

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By David L. Berntsen Director Of Development

The fundamental purpose of the Q Clu � is to encourage and thank donors who give unrestricted gifts to the University's Annual Fund. In 1 972 when we started the Q Club, the fellowship, the annual banquet a nd the receptions which the group hosted were designed to encourage those who made unrestricted g ifts. . This is important because while PLU also needs various kinds of restricted gifts, �hose gifts provide natural feedback and satisfac­ tion to the donor who may get to kno� � he scholarship recipient or see the bUilding which is being funded. How much of a difference do Q Club gifts make in the lives of students at PLU? In h undreds of cases those gifts provide THE difference. . Maintaining quality programs, while a� �he same time attempting to keep tUition charges at a reasonable level, is almost impossible without help. Fortunately, for PLU and its students, that help has been present through the generous support of Q Club members. . Each year u nrestricted Q Club gifts pr<?� lde scholarships and subsidize the cost of tUition. For many students and their famili�s, th�t support makes a crucial diffe�ence In their ability to finance a PLU education . During the last fiscal year over 1 ,1 50 Q Club members contributed nearly $500,000 to the University. In order to maintain and increase that I �vel of support several new emphases are being made: • The Q Club directors voted to esta bl'IS h special church and business divisions of the Q Club to help us target activities to those constituencies. • A new level of giving at $2.400 a year . (called Senior fellow) was created to encourage increased support from Q Club Fellows. • We have begu n emphasizing volu nteer recruitment goals by geog raphic area (states, cities, regions). . This last area holds the greatest promise for increased volunteer involvement and many of you can help us make it happen. For example: when the Q Club started twelve years ago, a banquet celebration was held when we reached 1 00 Q Club members and Fellows. Now Q Club members in Eastern Washington and Oregon are enthus�d abo �t reaching 1 00 in their area and having their own banquet for Spokane and Portland when the 1 00 goal is realized. (There are presently about 70 Q Club members in each a rea). Within each region, cities and towns can enjoy friendly competition and growth . For example, the small town of Wilbljr has 7 Q Club Fellows and members, Walla Walla 6, Pullman has 4, Wenatchee 3 and s�okane 1 8. At the state level Colorado moved In one year from having 3 to the present level of 1 2 thanks to Harry Wicks and others. . You can help in this very important w�rk In ways you may not realize. If you would like to help, simply call David Berntsen , (206) 5357428 (office) 845-191 5 (home), or John Aakre 535-7439. We can tell you how many other Q Club members are in your area now and share some ideas with you on increasing that t�tal. The following people have joined Q � I u b since the last issue of SCE N E :A BAM Engineers to

Club Gifts Provide ' I nvisible' Tuition Subsidy FELLOW, M/M Larry Allen , M/M Neal Amend, M/M H. E. Bud Anderson, FELLOW, Rose Barden, � /M Lee Barton to FELLOW, M/M Jeffrey Bedingfield, M/M Newton Betts, Jr, M/M Melvin Boone, Capt. Thomas G. Brown, Cheney Foundation, SR. FELLOW, and M/M Robert Corey. . Also joining were: M/M Ron Cornehl, M/M Dick Crowe to FELLOW, Michael Eby, M/M James �ek to FELLOW, M/M Luther Fendler, Ronald C. Fn�r, Jr, M/M N orman Gerken to FELLOW, M/M Ron Gintz to SR. FELLOW, M/M Lyle Greer to FEL�OW, M/M Guttorm Gregersen, Ellen G rewe, M/M Rick Hansen to FELLOW. In addition, DIM James Harri, Associate Fellow, Paul Hidy, M/M E rnest Hopp to FELLOW, M/M WILLIAM Huhta, M/M GeorgeJensen, Sandra Jerke, M/M David E. Johnson, DIM Peter Jordahl, KI� �ser Corp, FELLOW, M/M Terry Knutzen, M/M William Koll to FELLOW, M/M Wifliam Krippaehne to Associate Fellow, DIM Jon Kvinsland to FELLOW and M/M Stener Kvinsland to Associate Fellow. Also joining were: Fred Lee, Patricia .Leona �d , M/M Don Linkem t o FELLOW, DIM Dennis Martin, Robert E. Matson, FELLOW, DIM Robert Mortvedt to FELLOW, Mt. View Lutheran C h u rch to FELLOW, Rev. Mackenzie Murray, FELLOW, M/M Mel Novot-

Charitable Giving Can Benefit Donors ' Estates By Edgar Larson Director Of Planned Giving

On October 22, the Heritage Society held its third annual appreciation dinner for memb­ ers of that organization. James Feek, a PLU alum and prominent financial planning ex­ pert in the Northwest. sPok� to tho.s� who attended on the topic "Chantable GIving as an Estate Planning Partner." His discussion has prompted me to make a few comments along those same lines. Usually when people think of giving : even planned giving, they imagine everything as outgo - as a depletion of what they have earned or accumulated . However, there are times when a charitable gift can be made with little or no loss to an estate. Proper planning is critical to achieving this goal. Another unique concept can allow an individual to make a significant gift t� a charity like PLU while at the same time accumulating a retirement fund as well. . Sometimes, in a larger estate, there IS a desire to pass assets to surviving heirs. 'However, a substantial estate tax bite ca � ruin such plans. Here again there is a chantable giving technique which can assist the thoughtful donor. . Perhaps you have an estate planning question - providing for retirement. or how to make the best use of a highly-apprecia�ed asset without having to worry about capital gain taxes. Maybe your problem is wi�h passing on accumulated wealth to heirs without a horrendous estate tax, or you have a desire to make a significant gift to PLU � nd would like to do it in the most economical manner. We would like to assist you . Together with you r financial advisors you can achieve some of these desired goals by the use of planned giving techniques. For information, contact; Edgar Larson Director of Planned Giving Nesvtg Alumni Center paclflc Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 (206) 535-7420

ney, David L. Pearson , Dr. Blayne Perleth, Douglas Raubacher and M/M Loyd Reels, FELLOW. In addition, M/M Joe Shields, M/M Randal Spitzer, M/M Kenneth Stroad to Associate Fellow, M/M Robert Timm, Trinity Lutheran Church Taco­ ma to FELLOW, Tucci and Sons, Inc., FELLOW, PhylliS Ufer, M/M Steve Ufer, M/M Harald U! leland to FELLOW, Major David Waggoner, Lois White, Wilcox Farms, Inc. , FELLOW, and RIM Roland Wuest.

Alu m Rolls Dou ble; Su pport U p Ten Fold In Ten Years By Ron Coltom Director, Alumni Association

Ten years fly by in a hurry. In 1 974 Ric �ard Nixon resigned as President of the United States after Watergate and Patty Hearst went into hiding . On campus Eugene Wiegman served his last year as PLU president. the Lute football team under third-year coach Frosty Westering completed their best season since 1 941 and I began serving as director of the Alum'ni Association. In many ways it seems like only yesterday - or at least last year but a lot has happened in those ten years. PLU's full-time enrollment was under 2,500 and today is over 2,700. And total graduates since 1 973 have gone from 8,375 to 1 6,300. This means that 49% of our g raduates have g raduated in the past ten years. It is somewhat overwhelming to have so many "young " alumni, but the vitality a d d s strength to the entire alumni program and the U niversity. One of the best ways to evaluate strength is by looking at what alumni have done financially. Annual Fund giving. prior to th.e 1 0-year period in 1 973 was $48.462 and thiS past year was nearly five times that at $238 566. Last year an additional nearly % m illi�n dollars ($249,301 ) was given to "Shar­ i ng in Strength. " There was �o additional giving ten years ago so alum � 1 actually are giving at a rate in excess of 10 times that of a decade ago . The exciting thing is that the percentage of donors has gone from eight percent to over 21 percent. This is particularly gratifying when you consider that nearly � alf of our alums were added to our roster dunng this time period. One would think our percentage would be lower becaus� our alums are young, still getting established, paying off school debts, etc.; but th� heartening thing is that they have done their share and enabled an overall percentage increase in excess of 1 3 percent. . Of course there is more to an alumn.I association than iust what they are giving financially to their alma mater. Each year we receive more and more sons and daughters of alums as entering students, and this will continue to increase as the large classes of the 60's and 70's have students of college age. I see an ever increasing involvement of alumni at University events both locally and throughout the country. And as the number of alumni swell, I continue to hear of all ofthe tremendous and worthy contributions alum­ ni are making to their churches, com­ munities, country, and, much more so recently - i nternationally. . I feel proud to have had a small part In some of these exciting things to which all of you have contributed. I think you will agree that - we've come a long way.


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Lutes Fall 56 Seconds Short Of NAJA Crown; North western Prevails 25-21

By Jim K1tt1ISby

With a shaky start and a Shakey finish, Pacific Lutheran clai med the runnerup po ition in the NAIA Division II national football play­ offs The Lutes, 9-3, making their fourth playoff appearance in the last five years, fell to Northwestern College (Iowa) 25-21 in the De­ cember 10 title game, played before a record crowd of 8,357 in the Tacoma Dome. NAIA's championship contest carried the Shakey's Pizza Bowl ban ner, Fred Muenscher, and his wife, Esther, who operate a chain of fifteen Shakey's establishments in Western Washington, stepped forward in late November and guara nteed payment of both rent and service fees at the 1 9, 1 06-seat facility. Muenscher, a Bellingham resident, is a 1 955 graduate and a former Lute ru nning back. Senior fullback Jeff Rohr rushed for over 100 yards in each of the playoff games, established five school records during the season, and was a unanimous choice on the NAIA All-America first team. Todd Davis, a senior center, was also cited on the A l l -America squad. Junior safety Don Coltom was a second team pick, while junior guard Bruce Larson and

sophomore defensive tackle Tim Shannon earned honorable men­ tion recognition . PLU led Northwestern 2 1 - 1 2 early in the third quarter, but could not contain the Red Raiders' wu nderkind q u arterbac k, Lee McKi nstrey . The two -year AII­ American th rew for 261 ya rds a nd rushed for two TOs, the last with 54 seconds remainin g. Lu te strong safety Tom Hayes was cited as the champion ship g a me's outstan d ing defensive player. Hayes was in on twelve tackles, including a quarterback sack, intercepted two passes , blocked a pat attempt, and tipped a pass to a teammate . In mid-season, PLU did not have all the makings of a national title contender. On October 1 9, the Lutes were ranked 1 6th in the NAIA poll and sported a modest 3-2 record . Led offensively by Rohr and senior quarterback Kevin Skogen, PLU won six straight from that point, i ncluding a 35-3 decision over Baker in the quarterfina ls and 1 6- 1 3 victory over Westminster in the semifina ls. Rohr established records for career touchdowns (33), career points (204), season rush i n g (1 226), career rushing attempts (583), and career rushing yardage (2800).

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Four seniors playing in the NAJA title game Dec. 10 were members of the winter graduating class which marched earlier that day Receiving their degrees from President Or. William Rieke prior to the game were Kevin Skogen (1 1), Joel Johnson (32), Todd Davis (54) and Dave Co/tom (21).

Skogen authored eleven school standards, including season passing yardage ( 1 803), career passing yardage (567 1 ), season com pletions (1 46), career completions (451 ), career TD passes (59), and career total offense (51 85l. Randy Hamlin's 59 pass recep. tlons (for 764 yards) bettered the school mark, as did Walt Miles' 44 conversion kicks (of 46 attemptsl. Frosty Westering, named NAIA District 1 coach of the year for the

sixth time, directed the Lutes to a Northwest Conference title. 13 puget SOund 10 49 western washington 7 14 Central Washington 1 5 34 Simon Fraser 12 27 Linfield 30 33 Lewis & Clark 1 S 42 wlllamette 24 47 Whitworth 6 34 Pacific 3 3S Baker 3 16 Westminster 21 Northwestern .S

' Lutes ' - Descri ptive , Orig i na l , Trad itiona l , And NOW, Officia l By Earl Luebker Tacoma News Tribune

Maybe it came to them because they finally realized that it was too big to fight. Maybe it came to them because not too many ath­ letic supply companies are making shining armor these days. Whatever the reason, it's good that the Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty hierarchy has decided that "lutes" is a fitting and proper name for PlU's athletic teams. " G ladiators" a nd " K n ig hts" were nothing more than hum­ drum monickers when everyone with any sense of feeling really knew that PlU teams were the " lutes," no matter what they might have been called by a non­ vocal minority. So the a n nou ncement that: "lutes" was officia l , that the Knig hts had been dehorsed and slain, came as good news to those in the realistic world. A lute is a lute is a lute. He or s h e is not a G l ad iator o r a Gladiatoress. He or she is not a Knight or a Knig htess. He or she is a lute, and that is the way it should be.

It might be a little difficult for some to take. There still are those who feel that "lute'" does not show the proper respect for the lutheran Church. They should realize, however, that "lute" is a term of endearment, an affec­ tionate term, one in which no disrespect is intended. The action was taken upon the recommendation of the PlU coaching staff. "I enthUSiastically concur that Knights be dropped in favor of lutes, which will now be our sole sports designation," Dr. William Rieke, PLU president, said. Dr. Martin Neeb, executive di­ rector of communications, said "Because lutes has been in vogue for decades on this campus, the ad hoc committee on PlU identifi­ cation felt that Knig hts should be put to rest permanently. " Dr. David Olson, PlU athletic director, said "lutes is both de­ scriptive and orig inal. Traditionally, being a lute is, and the achieve­ ment of the lutes are, distinctive. We are the lutes. " Then there's the Rev. Milt Nes­ vig, Mr. PlU himself. Nesvig, pre­ sently the university archivist and vice president emeritus, came to

PlU as a student in the early 1 9305 and he is almost as much a part of the school as any building on the campus. "We have been affectionately known as the lutes for at least 40 years," Nesvig said. He feels it is very much a part of campus tradition and that it's time to accept the fact that PlU teams will always be the lutes. There might be other names, but they still are the lutes. The term "lutes" came into vogue and was used by Dave James, News Tribune sports wri­ ter, in the late 1 930s and early 1 9405 when he was writing about those glory years of Coach Cliff Olson - the Marv Tommervik­ Marv Harshman era. The PlU ( PlC) tea ms were known as the Gladiators back in those days, and Gladiators just did not fit into headlines. lutes did, and James, being the perceptive fellow he is, recognized the fact. Then early in the 1 960s, the Gladiators became the Knights, at about the time the college be­ came a university. It was shorter for headline purposes, but it never quite caught on. The Knights were still the lutes in the minds of almost everyone. While some might have wished

it, the lutes would not die. They lived on - and on - and on. J u st to show how people thought of the lutes, the PlU athletic booster club was dubbed the lute Club in the days of the Knights. The su pport of the n a m e change came from more than just the PlU hierarchy and the athletic department, it also drew the ap­ proval of the student body. Rick Brauen, student body pre­ sident, said, "Since we're not locked into a bird or animal figure like most schools, we have the opportunity to define what we want the lute image to be. " Coming up with distinctive nick­ names is a tough chore. PlU has one which is unique, right up there with the Amherst lord Jeffs, the Tufts Jumbos, the Centenary Gentlemen, the Scottsdale Junior C o l l e g e A rt i c h o k e s a n d the O rofi n o ( I d a ho) H i g h S c h o o l Maniacs. Not too many lutes are kicking around this country. It's PlU's own, not like Tigers, Eagles, lions. Now the next chore for the PlU coaches is to recruit some athletes names Fisk - lutefisks. (Repnnted with permiSSion of the Tacoma News Tribune)

11 sports Plans Multi-Purpose Offense

. Ha roldson Begins First Season As Lute Basketba ll Mentor Ru mor has it that the Longacres crowd is frequenting Olson Au­ ditorium in the wi nter months. The lure must be race horse basketball. "We want to build a multiple purpose offense, em phasizing the open floor game, " said first-year PLU hoop coach Bruce Haroldson. Haroldson , who has operated in the fast lane of college basketball for the past 1 6 years, takes over a program thinned by seven gradu­ ation losses. The 1 958 Augustana College (South Dakota) g raduate served as recruiting coordinator and umb­ er one assistant to Ned Wulk at Arizona State from 1 967 to 1 974. Haroldson went on to win three conference titles in four seasons as head honcho at Mesa College (Colorado). He spent the last five a n n u ms at Montana State. In Bozeman, he was the first MSU coach in 30 yea rs to post th ree straight winning seasons. PLU, 1 2- 1 4 in 1 982-83, tied for third in Northwest Conference play with a 7-5 mark. The Lutes, who will play St. Martin's Dec. 1 8 in the Tacoma Dome, part of a triple-header underwritten by the Pacific Coca­ Cola Bottling Company, have the most experience at guard. ''We' re really getti ng good lead­ ership from seniors Ed Boyce and Mark Falk," said Haroldson . Boyce, 6-3, was averaging 1 2 . 1 points per game when felled by a knee injury in game seven last year. Falk, 6-1 , who replaced him in the lineup, went on to lead PLU in scoring with 1 2 . 1 stats. Tacoma C o m m u n ity College transfers Sam Tuttle, 6-0, and Paco Ca rtledge, 6-0, both ju niors, fit prominently in Haroldson's back­ court pla ns. Ditto sophomore Bob H utt, 6-2, who has big -ti me quick­ ness, according to the new coach. Nearer the hoop, 6-9 junior James Cederholm and 6-4 junior Gary Koessler are returning letter­ men . Koessler was PLU's number two rebounder last year. Junior 1 9 8 3 - 8 4 PLU BAS KETBALL 88 63 48 56 111 D E C . 17

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Robert Fischer, 6-5, a product of the jayvee prog ra m, is back after Sitting out last season . Transfers in the talent pool include junior Rob Greenlee, 6-9, a second tea m all-reg ion pick at Bellevue CC. Sophomore Todd Daugherty, 6-5, earned si m i l a r honors last year at Skagit Valley CC. Ju nior Ron Charrier, 6-5, comes to PLU via Centralia CC . ettermen Steve Gibbs, 6-4, and Don Coltom, 6-1 . reported late because of varsity football com­ m itments.

PLU Swi mmers prepa re Defe nse Of Cha m pions hips Things could be a lot worse. I n the Middle Ages, there was the plag ue. At the PLU swim pool. there is the plaque. No problem with Pasteurella pestis, but there is a shortage of shelf space for 38 AII­ America plaques. That's the hardware collection of eight Lute swimmers. Five Lady Lutes produced 34 of the awards en route to a second place finish at the 1 983 NAIA championship meet in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. For PLU, defending WCIC and district cham pion, each of the five retu rning A l l -A merica women earned at least six medals and pocketed one or more national championship awards. Defending national champion i n the 2 00 individual medley, senior Elizabeth Green is a three-year AII­ America n . She has shelved ten AII­ America scrolls and has posted fou rteen straight victories in WCIC races. Sophomore Kerri Butcher had one of the ten school-record swims in 1 983, winning the nation ­ al 100 butterfly. Two-ti me A l l American Barbara Hefte, a junior, senior Kristy Sode r m a n , a n d sophomore Kirsten Olson are the other elite tankers. PLU will defend national wo­ men's titles in three relays, the 200 free, 400 free, and 800 free. In the men's camp, PLU will go after a fou rth straight Northwest Conference title. The Lutes, ninth at NAIA nationals, expect to show improvement in the backstroke and sprint freestyle this year. Three All-Americans dot the men's roster. 5en iorTim Daheim, a two-time claimant, has also won seven Northwest Conference gold medals in mid-distance and dis­ tance events. Daheim was sixth in the 1 650 at nationals in 1 983. Butterfly specialist Mark Olson, a senior, joined the national elite ranks in 1 981 . Sophomore Scott Chase, a 1 982 All-American i n the breaststroke, is back after Sitting out last season .


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WOM EN 'S SOCCER - With A & W at the root of the attaCk, PlU ca rted off a third straight WClC crown. The Lady Lutes were 9-1 ! in league play and outscored the opposition 39-5. Overall, PLU finished 1 4-3-1 . Senior goal keeper Joan Sutherland posted six . whitewashings . · Senior forward Beth Adams drilled a school-record 25 goals, while freshman wing Stacy Waterworth leathered 1 9 . PLU was . ru nneru p at the NAIA District 1 tourney. .

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M EN 'S SOCCER - Bowling over Northwest Conference foes with a 4-0 record, Lute boots have enjoyed blemish-free league success for two years. PLU's overall mark was 9-4-2 . Senior goal tender John Neeb, who gave up just 1 . 0 net ruffles per game, had six shutouts. Senior Cleve Nyberg triggered six goals and had assists to match . VOLLEY BALL - Numbers mou nted on the wrong side of the hyphen for the lute spikers. who were 5-23, 3-6 in conference play, 1 - 1 2 i n district action. Nancy Stern and Sharon Schmitt headed the hit line, while Sooney Mackin and Debbie PiCinich were steady in back court.

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Pacific Lutheran women proved that pollsters can be wrong too. That's pollsters can be wrong two. The Lady Lutes, ranked sixth in the final regular season NAIA cross country poll, finished fourth at the national meet in Kenosha, Wisc. That's a step up for Brad Moore's harriers, who were fifth last year on the same course. P L U ' s u n ranked men's team made its first-ever appearance at nationals and placed 1 3th in a field of 37 schools. Senior Kristy Purdy, who was 1 3th , a n d s o p h o m o re D a n a Stamper, 1 7th, earned All-America citations. Purdy has now collected six All-America scrolls. Stamper won the individual title as PLU rom ped to a third straight WCIC championship. The Lady Lutes were second at regionals. Sophomore John Armenti n o was PLU's top male finisher at nationals, placing 48th . He was also the Paclute leader, seventh overall, in PLU's third place show­ ing at regionals. Sophomore Paul Ba rton was eighth at the No rth­ west Conference test, where the Lutes were third as a tea m.

Wrestlers Pla n TO I m prove Dual Meet Mark Aestheticians have yet to en ­ dorse wrestling as an artform . Too bad they can 't embrace it. PLU's Dan Hensley could lay claim to a state-of-the art program, i.e., he'd have some of the better a rt in the state. Hensley, i n his seventh season at PLU, will suit four former state prep champions, three other state placers, and a collegiate Ali-Ameri ­ can in an attempt to better a 2-1 1 dual meet record and fou rth place 1 983 NWC finish.

HOOP Season Lady Lute hoopsters are into speed, yet no one is summoning a counselor to give a chemi�1 de­ pendency lecture. "With good team speed, we hope to fast-break more this sea­ son," said Kathy Hemion. "The qu ickness should also result in defensive improvement." The ninth-year coach would like to better the 1 982-83 printout, which had a 1 5- 1 7 reading, 6-4 digits (second place) in the WCIC. PLU's hoop fortunes will hinge heavily on the performance of freshmen and sophomores, who have been outfitted in nine of eleven uniforms.

PLU Ski Sq uad Prepare For Win ter Season On the subject of ski, he and she will have a different specialty. Second -year PLU slat coach Rick Kapala lost his entire men 's Nordic squad . However, cross-country remains the strength of the wo­ men 's prog ram . The Lady Lutes, second i n the northern division of the North­ west Collegiate Ski Conference last year, will build around sophomore Paula Brown, who won three of her four diVisional Nordic races . Lorri Freiday and Fra nces Terry are accomplished cross-cou ntry ca m­ paigners. Krista Schwalbe, Sue Sarich, and Jean Anderes are PLU's Alpine hopefuls. For PLU men, third in the 1 983 northern division race, Ron Nishi. Arne Michalson, and Joe lind­ strom will be backed up in Alpine by newcomers Robert Fix and William Du berdorf. Norwegian Gunnar Serre heads the Nordic contingent.


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1 983 Homecoming Highlights

Rev. Leonard Ericksen, Distinguished Alumnus, right, with Alumni Association President Jeff Probstfield. Jon Olson, Alumnus of the Year

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Dr. Robert Olsen, Heritage A ward, with wife Jo.

scott Sears of Aberdeen, left, and Marti Upton of Richland reigned as Homecoming King and Queen at PLU in October. Sears is a junior majoring in recreational programming. Upton is a senior majoring in special education.

Jerry Sheffels, Distinguished Alumnus


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Class Notes 1 938 CORI N NE (Malminl JONES of Anchor­ age, Alaska, has achieved 1 7 first-place press awards in journalism/editing and is included i n Who's Who of American women and Who's Who in the West. She won a state land lottery - a five acres homesite 1 30 miles north of Fairbanks, near Circle Hot Springs.

1 939 M E RLE PFLUEGER a member of the m usic facu lty at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S . D . , is on sabbatical during the current school yea r. He will spend the months of September through February dOing research in Europe. Next summer Merle is plan ning to conduct a 22-day tour of China and invites alumni to join him. For infor­ mation, contact the office of the PreSident, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S . D . 57197.

1 949 JEAN (Harbeck) COOK of Freela nd, Was h . , has retired from elementary teaching and has moved to Bush Point on Whidbey Island with her husband, Calso, who is also retired.

L U T H E R WAT N ESS of M o u ntain Home, I d . , has just completed a mas­ ter's program in public administration at the U niversity of Oklahoma, Nor­ man . His research paper was done on the subject of "Military Chaplains and Police Chaplains."

1 950 Rev. RONALD E. JOSI is pastor of the Evangel ical Luthera n C h u r c h i n C hinook, Was h . , a pastorate he has held since 1 982 when he began his service as an interim minister to the congregatio n .

1 951 JASON BOE has been named to the Governor's Advisory Committee for Maritime Affa irs by Oregon's governor Vic Atiyeh .

1 954 EVANGELI N E RIMBACH of River For­ est, III . , has been promoted to full professor of music at Concordia Col­ lege, River Forest.

1 958 SOLVEIG LEE of Crown Lutheran . C h u rch, Seattle, Wash . , won a first place prize of $ 100 in the 1 983 L u t h e r a n B r o th e rhood M e m be r Photograph Contest held this fal l . Her photo of the Conventry Cathedral baplstry window in Great Britian took first place honors in the "Where Members Travel-Adult" category. Rev. LEONARD ERICKSEN of Belling­ ham, Wash . , was presented with an award from the Washington Vocation­ al Association's Home and Family Life section. This award is presented each yea r to one individual in the State of Washington in recogn ition of out­ standing contribution to Home and Fa mily Life ed ucation .

VIRGINIA (5catchard) KARLSTAD i s a Consultant for Parliament Personnel Agency i n Sacramento, Calif.

1 960 DONALD SCH U LTZE and wife, Peggy, have recently moved to Sacramento, Calif, where Don has been appoi nted chief building inspector for Sacramen­ to Cou nty, one of the fastest growing a reas in the country.

1 961 SAM GANGE Has been appointed professor of family studies at San Diego State University. For the past year he has been teaching marriage a nd family classes along with his work as coordinator of training at Counsel­ ing Services and Placement. DONG KIM of Santa Cruz, Calif . , has expanded his optical laboratory facility into a 1 6,000 square-foot building and has just completed another new build­ ing of 1 5 ,000 square feet, for further expa n s i o n . He employs over 1 00 people.

1 962 J ERRY HARALSO N , CPA, has recently established a public accounting prac­ tice in Bellevue, Wash . , where he lives with his wife, Carolyn (Bremer '63), and sons David and Jon. Jerry has worked in public accounting the past 1 1 years.

1 963 DOUG McCLARY, an 1 1 % -year vete­ ran of the FBI, is a member of the FBI SWAT team which, for the past year, has been preparing to handle terrorist interventions during the 1 984 Olymp­ ics in Los Angeles. GARY O LSON of Burbank, Calif., is currently vice-president of Forest Lawn Mortuaries and cemeteries in Los Angeles with primary responsibility for Hollywood Hills mortuary-cemetery complex. Gary and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Justin, 10 and Kyle, 1 .

1 964 Rev. PHILIP YOKERS has been install­ ed as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Salem, Ore. He served in Prineville for four years before moving to Salem . He and his wife, Katherine, have three children.

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FRANCIS and KAREN (Lundell '65) STACK have moved to Big Sandy, Mont., where they will operate the family farm of wheat and barley. Francis also plans to conti nue worki ng i n pharmacy part·time. Karen is teach­ ing piano lessons and working as a medical technologist part-ti me. They have four children, ages 1 7 to 9 years.

LINDA ALLEN has had a new album released, " Mama Wanted To Be A Rai n bow Dancer." A second albu m , "October Roses , " i s to be recorded early next year. KENNETH F. VUYLSTEKE has been promoted to director of marketing, Service Products West for C rown Zellerbach .

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Leadership Of PLU Minority Alumni A Benefit To Many Communities Today they serve in leadership positions throughout the Tacoma community and far beyond. They are the more than 700 minority alumni of Pacific Lutheran Univer­ sity. Any attem pt to list these leaders w i l l u nfortu nately omTt many more than it includes. Still, one can point to a few. In the Tacoma School District, for example, are assistant superin­ tendents Willie Stewart and Re­ ndetta Stewart. Lyle Quasim is deputy director of the Washing­ ton State I nstitutional Mental Health Program; his wife is a cu rrent PLU undergraduate in busi ness. Daisy Stallworth heads Pierce County's Office of Com­ m unity Development. Cynthia Wilson, PLU's first black graduate to atte n d m e d i c a l school. i s now with Humana Hos­ pital in Tacoma . Her sister, Shirley, recently passed the bar after g raduati n g f r o m W i l l a m ette School of Law. Shirley Aiken currently teaches in PLU's SChool of Nursing. And there are many more hundreds of success stories since James A. Rasberry became PLU's first black student in the mid- '40s. He graduated in 1 949. The senior black alum on cur­ rent record is William Muse, a 1 950 graduate. Muse is a retired Tacoma Community College biology pro­ fessor. There was a large influx of black students at PLU in the early '60s, three of whom a re i ncluded

a m ong a l l -time Lute ath letic greats. They are Wendell Brown, who still holds three track records set in 1 965; Les Rucker, an NAIA AII­ American football defensive back and also long-jump record holder; and Tony Lister, PLU's passing and total offense leader in 1 965-66. The next surge of black enroll­ ment may be partly attributed to two consecutive Teacher Corps programs in the late '60s and early 70s. This program resulted in many blacks from all over the country, particularly the South, enrolling at PLU to complete mas­ ter's degree programs in educa­ tion . The program also involved as team leaders a number of local educators who have achieved g re­ ater community prominence in years since. They include Dr. De­ l o ro s Silas, a Tacoma P ublic Schools administrator and local president of the NAACP; Ruth Jeffries, also a TPS administrator and a two-term member of the PLU Board of Regents; and Drs. Connie Lassiter and Ruby Harris, both l ocal school principals . Another local administrator, Char­ l otte Carr, was o n e of the g raduates of the program. The academic profile of black students has strengthened annu­ ally. Since 1 972 a significant numb­ er of National Merit Achievement Scholars (a black competition) and College Board Outstanding Minori­ ty Commu nity College Graduate Program participants have enroll­ ed at PLU . These students are i n the top 1 0 percent of black high school and com m u n ity college g raduates nationwide. The three Tacoma winners of , the National Urban League/Liggett G roup Essay Contest were all af­ filiated with PLU. Janice Hayes and Myra Quarles, 1 981 -82 winners, are respectively, a 1 983 grad and current junior. Last year's winner, Diane Sanders, was a transfer to PLU from TCC . Black enrollment a t PLU peaked at 1 39 in 1 973; since that time the average has been in the high 80s or low 90s. An active effort to increase these numbers and to offer the option of a PLU educa­ tion to a larger number of minori­ ty students is one of the goals of the current endowed minority scholarship campaign.

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10 Years Later

Former PLU Rhodes Scholar Retains British Ties As He Pursues Law Career In Seattle By Judy Davis

Although it has been a decade since he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford Unive rsity i n E n g l a n d , Bruce Bjerke 7 2 still considers himself a n u n a ba s hed "Ang ­ lophile." " I thoroughly enjoy rea d i ng books about B ritain, listening to English choral music, especially boys' choirs, a nd traveling to Eng­ land whenever the opportu nity arises , " said Bjerke, the only PLU student ever to be chosen a Rhodes Schola r. Just last month, Bjerke visited a friend in London whom he had met while studyi ng with 300 other students at Hertford College at Oxford. Hertford is one of 30 colleges which comprise the un­ iversity, then an all - male bastion wh ich is now coed. In 1 972, Bjerke was one of 32 students from u niversities around the U nited States chosen to re­ ceive the prestigious academic honor after a g rueling round of essays and i terview5 which were part of the selection process. '" remember distinctly the feel ­ i ng of being the only student present while being interviewed by six members of the va rious screening com mittees, " recalled the PLU historv major. Bjerke was nominated from PLU on the basis of his academic record , campus activities a nd re-

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MIKE a nd TRICIA (Tuggle ' 69) DYKES have moved to Olympia, Wash , where they have pu rchased a new home with a shop for Mike's upholstery business . Tricia is working i n Olympia for the Department of Labor and Industries.

1970 CHARLOTIE (Brockma n) RICHARD­ SON is a n elementary teacher in the washougal, Wash., School District. GORDON OMDAL is i ntern i n g at Eman uel Lutheran Church in Ritzville, Was h . Gordon and his wife, Marsha, have a n 1 8- month -old son , Nathan.

1 971 GLEN ANDERSON works on peace issues through the 68-yea r-old Fel­ lowship of Reconciliation, America's oldest interfaith pacifist orga nization . He is especially involved in a rms race and draft issues and working with the local religious community. STEVE CARLSON and wife, Claudia, are living in Marshfield, Wisc., where Steve has organized and developed

Bruce Bjerke

comme ndations from professo rs. While at PLU, Bjerke was active in Luther League, campus dra matic p rod uctions - including "The Man From La Ma ncha" - and the Choir of the West. For two years, Bjerke studied jurisprudence at Oxford; after re­ turning home, he entered the U n iversity of Washington Law Sch 01 w here he studied fo r a nother two years before obtain­ i ng his law degree. Since then, Bjerke has been an attorney in Seattle where he now is one of 35 lawyers affiliated with the law firm of Riddell , Williams, Bullitt a nd Walkinshaw. Bjerke divides his time between l itigation and serving as legal counsel for individuals. " I enjoy civil law because it g ives me an opportunity to develop a

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (LCAL They have four children. SUSAN (Lunnam) and LEE CASPER­ SON of Los Angeles are the pare nts of a son, Robert James, born Feb . 26. He joi ns sisters, Julie, 6, and Ja net, 3 . M r . a n d Mrs. Gordy Phelps (BETH RAMSTADl of Seattle a re the parents of a son, Andrew Christopher, born Oct. 2. He joins a sister, Kristin Elizabeth, 2 .

1 973 LY NN (Paulson) BLAZEK and hus­ band, Joe, have recently bought a home a few houses away from BILL a nd SHARON GREENE 72, in Forks, Wash. They became parents of a daug hter, Jana Kimberly, born May 1 8 . Lynn quit working t o b e a full -time mother. CATHY ( Etheridge 75) and CRAIG DU FFY a re living in Puyallup, Wash . , where Craig i s a ju nior high teacher a nd Cathy is a primary teacher in Sumner. They have two children, Shai­ la, 5 , and COlin, 3. KRISTENE (Van Gilder> KEIRSEY and husband, Robert, have moved to San Diego, Calif., where he is the new rector of St. Andrew's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Pacific Beach. They

relationship with clients over the years, " he said. In recalling his experiences as a Rhodes Scholar, Bjerke said the tutorial nature of the program was especially rewarding . "Working on a one-to-one basis with the caliber of teacher I met at Oxford was a tremendous way to learn ," he observed . While at Oxford, Bjerke was assigned to a tutor within Hertford College and studied with seven other tutors representing diSCi p­ li nes withi n the university. Bjerke also fou nd it rewardi ng to develop friendships with students from all over the world, although most of . his fellow students were British . He still stays in touch with some of his British friends. At the end of the academic terms and in the su mmer, Bjerke traveled in the British Isles and on the continent. While he was at Oxford, he and his wife, the form­ er Jill Farver, were married . She is a 1 971 PLU g raduate. Bjerke's experience as a Rhodes Scholar has had a n impact on h is p rofessional life. "The i ntellectual rigor and discipline I developed at Oxford continues to be benefi­ cial , " he reflected . I n terms of knowledge, he be­ lieves the broader perspective he gained is most important - to continually be aware of how law has been used and abused, and to remember it is not only rules and techniq ues, it is a dispute resolu­ tion process.

have two ch ildren, Alaska, 3% and lan, 1%. LINDA (Danielson) KILEN i s a sub­ contractor administrator for Lock­ heed Shipbuilding and is the buyer for electrical equipment for new Navy ships. She lives in Federal Way, Wash.

1974 PAUL and JUDY (Diment 74) FERGU­ SON of Tacoma are the parents of a son, Andrew Joseph, born July 9 . He joi ns a brother, Matthew, 2 . PAUL x 7 6 a n d ALICIA ( Perkins 74) GROVEN are the parents of a son, Matthew John, born J uly 1 1 . Paul is the administrator of Madison House Re­ tirement Apartments and Madison Fou ntains Convalescent Center i n Yakima, Wash. Alicia works part-time at Shield 's Bag and Printing doing paste-u p and layout and also has a small business providing paste-up and layout services. ELMER SACKMAN is the catalog libra ­ rian a t the new downtown Fort Worth (Tex. ) Public Library. He was employed by the PLU library for three years prior to going to Fort Worth . GARY and PAM (Fry 74) STRONG a re living in Billi ngs, Mont., with thei r th ree sons, Natha, 4, Joshua, 2, and And rew,

8 months. Gary is in his sixth year of dental practice while Pam is presently retired from her nursing career and is caring for the boys at home. DAVIS and GALE (Amole 74) THOMAS are living in Woodinville, Was h . , where David a nd two friends have sta rted a l a w p ractice, C u rtis, Windus and Thomas, i n Bellevue, Wash. David and Gale have th ree children, Sari, 4, Maari. 2, and Sha nn, 6 weeks. Gale is busy with church a nd home and is design ­ i n g birth a nn ou ncements a n d note cards.

1975 MARY (Waag) CASTE LBANCO and husband are the parents of a daugh­ ter, Melissa, born April 22. They have recently moved to Miami, Fla , where he will p lrsue a career in film produc­ tion. Mary was nursing supervisor at Eastside G rOL p Health Hospital in Re­ dmond, Wash . Dr. JOHN J . CROCKER has joined the Du nes Fa mily Health Care Clinics in Reedsport and Lakeside, Ore. John is p a rtic u l a rly i nter ested in hea lt h screening, preven ve medicine, and obstetrics a nd gynecology WENDY ENGER joined the fin e arts faculty at Montdair ( N .J . ) State College in January 1 983. She a nd husband, Murray Gibson, reside in Montclair. Her next exhibition will be with the Lower Ma nhattan Cultura Counci l at 3 2 Broadway, New York, N . Y . from J uly 1 5 to Sept. 1 5 , 1 984. M ELEAN I E J ECHORT has joined the staff of LaCenter Schools in La Center, Wash. She and her husband live in Longview, Wash Prior to teaching i n La Ce nter she tau ght in Woodland, Wash., for five years. GAY (Thompson 75) and CHARLES MITC H E LL, are the parents of a son, Nathan Cha rles, born May 1 8. Ch uck is an attorney for Safeco Corporation and Gay is a special education teacher for David Douglas School District i n Portland, Ore. She received her mas­ ter's degree in special education this yea r. Mr. and Mrs. Fra n k Washburn (JANIS TOBIASON) a re the parents of a son, Jacob Kaapana, born Sept 1 2 . Jan is on maternity leave from teaching in Un­ iversity Place, Tacoma, and Frank is a coach and teacher i n the Kent (Wash . ) School District. They live in Puyallup

1 976 DAVE LEE is working as a licensi ng clerk in the State of Alaska insurance division . His address is: General Deliv­ ery, J u neau, Alaska 99801 .

1976 STEVE 76 and JILL (GJ ERTSON 78) BROWN are the parents of a son, Todd Steven, born Oct. 4, 1 983 . He joins a sister, Alayne Lisette, 2 . The Browns live in Colorado Springs, Colo .

1 982 GRY ARENTZ of Drammen, Norway, has written and produced the first com mercial ever made for a Norwe­ gian tourist center. The 30-second spot advertising Hemsedel, a valley wishing to promote itself as a winter skiing a rea, will be shown in movie theaters throughout the country (Cont. on p. 15)

1 977 RONALD and GRETCHEN (El lertson 77) BROWN 76, are the parents of a son , Andrew David, born May 1 3 . He joins brothers Eric, 6, and Jared , 3 . They live i n Milton -Freewater, Ore. Dr. and M rs. Stan Feero (DALENE ENGERT) are the parents of a son, Brett Sta nley, born Aug . 9. Dalene works on­ call at St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash., as a staff n u rse and house su pervisor. Her husband is employed as an emergency room physiCian, also at St. Peter. CHARLES R . JOHNSON of Carrollton, Tex., married Rosemary Godfry of Hamilton, New Zealand. They now have a son, Victor Charles. Charles is president of CRJ International, Inc. The firm manufactures and ma rkets re­ placement parts for petro-chemical valves. LORRAINE (Lorril SHUTE is busy ex­ hibiting her creative pottery, In Octob­ er she had a showing at the Creative Arts Guild in Albany, Ore. She has also shown her works in California and has sold pottery in Australia, China and other countries around the world . She describes her pieces as "eye-catchers, not "dust-catchers. "

1 978 M r . and M rs. Fred Behrmann (LISA FRANKLIN) of Auburn, Wash . , a re the parents of a daughter, Robin, born in September. She joins a sister, Megan , 3%, a n d brother Peter, 1 % . Lisa i s not teaching at present, but is home with the children . MARK BIGOn was married June 1 2 1 982 to Sharon Pearson, a teacher i n Kerrville, Tex. High School. Mark is in real estate. DAVE and G RETCHEN BRAUER- RIEKE are now living in Florence, Ore . , after moving from Minnea pOlis, M i n n . , where Dave received his M . Div. from Luther Semi nary and Gretchen re­ ceived a master's in nursing from the U niversity of Min nesota in June 1 982 . Gretchen now practices as a nurse­ midwife, doing both in- and out-of­ hospital births. Dave assists at the local Lutheran ch urch and works part-time with the handicapped. Anyone visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast is Invited to stop by for a visit PATRICIA DEAL will give a presenta­ tion on the Elective High School in the Clover Park School District (Tacoma) to the American Vocational Association Convention in Anaheim, Calif. in De­ cember. Patricia is the director of Elective High School. Richard and NANCY (Berentson) ES­ PINOZA are the parents of a daughter, Megan , born July 31 . They a re living in Tualatin, Ore. Nancy will return to part­ time work at Eman uel Hospital ICU in Portland, Ore. MARSHA (Lewis) and Dan ny FLOWERS a re the parents of a daughter, Nicole Jo Anne, born Sept 9. They live in Portland, Ore. KATHLEEN FRANCO, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Washington at Seattle, has just completed a six-week clerkship with the Family Practice Group. Kathleen partiCipated in a cooperative medical e d ucation program sponsored by WAMI (Washi ngton, Alaska, Montana and Idaho!. She plans to specialize in family practice with a speCial emphasis on occupational health . MARK HAGGEN g ra d uates fro m Pacific Lutheran Theolog ica l semi nary on June 1 2 and completed clinical pastoral education on Aug. 1 5 . He has been called to serve as pastor of

Northeast Seattle Lutheran youth As­ sociation serving the people of God of Ascension , Faith, Hope and Maple Leaf congregations He was ordained on Oct. 1 6 at Bothell First Lutheran Church, Bothell, Wash. LORI (Wenzell TAY LOR grad uated In Dec. 1 982 with a master of n u rsing d e g r ee f rom the U n iversity of Washington's Family N u rse Practition­ er prog ra m . She recently moved with her husband, Ross, to a new home i n North Seattle a n d i s currently emp­ loyed as a family n u rse practitioner in a p rivate Seattle practice.

1 979 Mr. and Mrs. Di Conti (JAN HAUGE) a re the parents of a son, Louis Jessen, born Oct 7. BECKY HAIG was married J u ne 19 to William Raymond, a graduate of Stan ­ ford University. Becky i s a n assistant head nurse at U niversity Hospital in Seattle, Wash , in neonatal intensive care unit They live in Seattle. RANDY A. JOH NSON has been emp­ loyed with Lutheran Brotherhood In­ sura nce Company of MinneapOl i s , M i n n . in management information systems, working with computers. In April he accepted a position with Pillsbury Company of Minneapolis as system analyst in the computer de­ partment FRITZ LAMPE received his divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, la . , and has ac­ cepted a call to serve at Lutheran church of the Good Shepherd in Madras, Ore. He was ordained Nov. 20 at Milwaukie Lutheran Church, Mil­ waukie, Ore . Mr. and Mrs. Jim Low (BONNIE CLARE) are the parents of a son, Michael John, born Sept. 3. He joins brother Christopher, 1 % . They live in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

1 980 SUSAN CARLSEN was married in January to Capt. John Churchill . They are living in Cla rksville, Ten n . Susan is working at the local hospital as a n emergency-room n u rse. Mr. and M rs. JOHN GORDON 78 (MU RIEL BALCH '801 of Tacoma a re the parents of a son, Trevor Edward, born Sept. 1 6. TOM HANSEN a nd wife, Becky, are living in Issaquah, Wash., where Tom has just finished his first year as a Young Life staff trainee. They are expecting their first child the end of March. BECKY HUYCKE married Drew Ellison in May of 1 982 . Drew is an MBA student at University of California - Berkeley. After working for nearly a year in the children's department of the san Mateo City library as a storyteller­ librarian, Becky recently accepted a part-time position as a reference librarian in the Contra Costa County library system. They live in Walnut Creek, Calif. ROBERT B. LESTER III will earn an MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 1 984. He will begin a pediatric residency in July 1 984. He was married in July to Kelly Bothell.

1 981 Mr. and Mrs. PH ILLIP AMUNDSON (JANET GUNNERSON '82) a re living in Portland , are., where Phil is attending Oregon Health Sdences University De­ ntal school and Janet is teaching kindergarten.

In Memoriam EDWARD BROWN '52, of Belfair, Wash . , a retired Franklin Pierce School District a d m i nistrator , passed away Sept. 30. H e was born in Oakland, Calif., and had lived i n the Tacoma a rea since 1 951 . Mr. Brown is su rvived by his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Cynthia Doran of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Bruce of Reno, Nev.; a step­ daughter, Cheryl Falk of Bremen, West Germany; a stepson, Mark E. Salzman of Tacoma; two brothers, George and Donald both of Belfair, and six grandchildren . Capt. GREGORY COLLMAN 74, of Monona, Wisc., was killed Oct. 6 i n a collision of two U .S. A i r Force fighter planes. The plane crashed about 50 miles northwest of the base at Cold Lake, Alberta, C61nada. The jets collided during Exercise Maple Flag, an annual tactical exercise at the base 1 80 miles northeast of Edmonton . He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Henderson, Nev.; his parents, Roland and Gertrude Collman of Monona, Wisc.; three brothers, Richard of Thorp, Wisc. and Daniel, and Jeffery, both of Monona; two sisters, Kathleen Ring of Min­ neapolis, M i n n . , and Rebecca Lorenz of Fort Worth, Tex. SIDNEY GLASSO '25, of Wenatchee passed away sept. 6. He was born in Parkland and lived in the Taco­ ma, Wash. area until 1 926. He was a retired teacher. Survivors include a son, Michael. of Banning, Calif.; and two g randsons. MARI ETTA G RANT (Wain '53) passed away in April '83 . STANLEY WHITEH EAD '42 , pass­ ed away June 14 of a sudden heart attack. He is survived by his wife in Seattle, Wash.

REBECCA JO BABINGTON '81 and RONALD BRUCE ANDERSON '83 were married July 23 and are now living in Federal Way, Wash. RAND BALLARD of Iowa city, la., has been na med reg i o n oper a t i o n s manager i n Cedar Rapids for the American Hospital Supply Division of American Hospital Supply Corpora­ tion . KRISTE KRAHMER left Weyerhaeuser in September and is presently pursu­ ing a master's degree in health care administration and executive training development at the University of Minnesota . Mr. and Mrs. DOUG SAHLBERG '80 (KAREL ROSE '81 ) are the parents of a son, Ian Douglas, born Aug . 27. They live in Redmond, Wash. A N D REAS U D B Y E '83 and KARl PEDERSON '81 , were married Aug . 27 in the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim , Norway. Andreas i s em ployed a s a n offshore shipping broker a t PF Bas­ soe Shipping . Kari is em ployed as a cco untant/cashier for Northwest Orient Airlines - Norway. The couple a re making their home in Oslo .

George Elwell

GEORGE ROBERT ELWELL, PLU art professor since 1 959, died Oct. 20. He had been under treatment for bone cancer for several months. Born in Newcastle, Pa., Elwell majored in art and minored in education at Youngstown univer­ sity in Ohio. He received his mas­ ter's degree in a rt from New York University in 1 953 and taught art at Youngstown from 1 952-59. In recent years Elwell taught photography at PLU full-time. He built much of the equipment. including animating tables used by students to learn animation tech­ niques. He was also well:known for his unusual sculpture. A memorial scholarship fund has been established at PLU i n his memory. Gifts may be sent to the PLU Development Office.

1 982 WENDY HEIDER is teaching third grade in Winlock, Wash Wi nlock is i n the Longview, Wash. School District. TOM KVAMME is the fi rst recipient of the $ 1 , 5 00 A n n a Ju lia Washburn Memorial Scholarship, which was es­ tablished last yea r by Mrs. Washburn's husband, Perley. Tom plans to use the scholarship to contin ue his graduate studies in optometry at the University of California at Berkeley. LINNEA NELSON is serving as an LCA teacher-missionary in Japan. SUSAN PEMBERTON '82 and MARTIN TAYLOR '83, were married Sept 3 i n Fountain Valley, Calif. They are plan ­ ning on attending Luther Seminary in the spring. They are currently living i n Anacortes, Wash., where Susan is a nurse at Island Hospital

1 983 DAVIS BOITANO is the redpient of the Robert T. Knight Memorial Award for recording the hig hest score in Pierce County in the a n n ual certified public accountant examination . Dave is associated with the Tacoma ac­ counting firm of Ernst & Whinney. ...


Board Of Regents Tacoma and Vicinity

Dr. T. W. Anderson Mr George Davis Mr Melvin R. Kn udson Dr. Richa rd Klein M r. George Lagerq uist M r. Harry Morgan Dr . W. O. Rieke Dr. Roy Vira k Rev David Wold (Chairma n ) seattle and Vicinity

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President's essage Dr William 0 Rieke

*Rev. Duane Tollefson of Beaver­ ton. Ore . was elected to the PLU Board of Regents He is a 1 952 PLU alumnus. *The donation to PLU of a $500.000 physical fitness center was annou nced . Donors were Scott and Sis Names of Tacoma. *A six-foot granite monument in honor of PLU founder Rev. Bjug Harstad was dedicated in Valle. Norway. Ha rsta d ' s b o y h o o d home. July

Even as we review the remarkably swift passage and productive accomplish ments of the past year. we turn our energies to the decade ahead. That period will include celebration of our centennial in 1990-91 . The shape of the institution at that pinnacle of our history will be determined by plans that are set in motion today. As investors and concerned friends of Pacific Lutheran University. you have a special interest in its future . A constantly updated and adjusted Five-Year Plan has served as a guideline for growth over the years Comprehensive in scope. the Plan contains both changing and constant factors For example. changes will occur in the physical assets of the campus with the addition of funded academic facilities; enroll ments are expected to increase by about 2.5-3% in the next five years; further curricular programs will be offered in special areas. notably engineering and computer science; composition of our student body will show greater numbers of adult students . Elements which will remain will be the liberal arts core of the academic curriculum. the im portance of the residential campus experience for the traditional students. the commitment to excellence not onl,y in academics but in services and surroundings Undergirding the dynamics of progress will be the historical mission of the institution: to provide a high quality education to all who choose to come. withi n an environment which nourishes exploration and practice of the Christian faith. Throughout all the years of its existence. the U niversity has been sustained by those who have affirmed its mission and its contribution to society That concern and support has never been more important than it is now. nor has it ever been more generous. Vice President for Development Luther Bekemeier has prepared a report and roster of supporters i n the following pages It is always gratifying to note the number of new friends. but also to see the continuing loyalty of those individuals. congregations. corporations or foundations who year after year ,invest in Pacific Lutheran University .With warm gratitude to all who have supported us with financial gifts. With encouragement. and with good will. I enthUSiastically invite you to a continuing partnership in this decade of excellence . . Sincerely. William O. Rieke. M . D . President PLU Board of Regents chairman Rev. David Wold, athletic director Or. David Olson. Scott Names a nd President William Rieke watch Mrs. Scott (5isl Names cut the ribbon ooening the new Names Fitness Center at PLU Sept. 12. . ..� .



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*Granada Television of England invited history professor Dr . Christopher Browning to appear on a " 6 0 M i n u t e s " - s t y l e docu mentary prog ram inves­ tigating former Nazi Waite r Rauff. Browning was later invited to become a Fellow of the I nsti­ tute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem du ring the 1 984-B5 academic year "The PLU Summer Scholars Prog ­ ram was inaugurated. It was the first ever residential college level program for gifted high school scholars in Washington State . *Led by Prof. Dale Croes. PLU archaeology students unearthed the oldest Indian woodcarving ever found in North America. The Hoko River discovery is 2 .750 years old . August

*PLU hosted an Inter-Lutheran Evangelism Festival to w h i c h members of every Lutheran con­ gregation in the Northwest were invited . *A $23.000 gift from the Walter Heath Charitable Trust was ear­ marked for endowed scholar­ ships to School of Business Ad­ ministration students. *Seventy-five bachelor's degree candidates and 50 master's de­ gree candidates were honored during PLU summer commence­ ment exercises. September

*Business administration profes­ sor Dr. Thad Barnowe returned from a year teaching manage­ ment at Zhongshan University in Guanglhou (Canton), Peoples Re­ public of China. under auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship. *The first collegiate football game ever played in the new Tacoma Dome resulted in a 1 3 -10 PLU victory over University of Puget Sound . * G reater understanding and use of c o m pu te rs i n L u t h e r a n churches was the goal of a PLU project funded by grants from Lutheran Brotherhood and Aid Association for Lutherans. *A $25.000 grant from Honeywell Foundation in Minneapolis was to help integ rate the computer re­ volution into the aca d e m i c program


*Ernesto Rondon of the Philippine National Assembly was among featured speakers at a forum on the crisis in the Phili ppines *Pri ncess Astrid of Norway was an honored guest at PLU Oct. 26. Her visit was the latest in a succession of visits by Norwegian dignitaries Her father. King Olav V. visited PLU in 1 975. *PLU's Distinguished Alumni for 1 983 were Rev. Leonard Ericksen of Belling ham. an award-winning religious TV program host; Dr . Donald Keith of Seattle. past president of the Wa shi ngton State Medical Association ; and Washington State legislator Earl Tilly of Wenatchee. *Pam Bohrer of Issaquah and Debra Armstrong of Richland were awarded the prestigious Allenmore Foundation Scholar­ ship. The $5.000 stipend is award­ ed to outstanding seniors plan­ ning to attend medical school.

Cover Top photos: exterior and interior of the new Names Fitness Center. dedi­ cated at PLU 5ept. 12. Bottom photo: An exterior Names Fitness Center overhang dramatically frames the new Rieke Science center as it nears completion on lower campus

The new half m i l l ion d o l l a r Names Fitness Center was dedi­ cated at Pacific Lutheran Universi­ ty. Wednesday. Sept. 1 2 . The 7.50-square foot building has been donated to PLU by Scott and Sis Names of Tacoma . The center features all of the types of equipment associated with health and physical condi­ tioning : bicyc l e s . tre a d m i l l s . isokinetic equipment and weight apparatus of all ki nds. as well as indoor jogging track and open exercise areas. Music. video monitors and per­ sonal record keeping materials will add to the modern fitness club atmosphere. Olson observed . While the facility will benefit PLU athletes. it is primarily intended for the use of the general student and faculty community and to encourage better health and con ­ ditioning campus-wide. "This most generous gift from the Names family is without doubt one of the most encouraging and stimulating developments that has happened to our program." Olson said. The facility will be available for community use through auspices of the PLLf Athletic Club. Designed by Tacoma architect Russ Garrison. the Names Center has been built by Western Con­ structors of Tacoma under the supervision of Nick Ockfen. At the dedication. Names said. "We are very happy we could do something like this. We think it adds a touch of class to a classy university."



I nvestor's Report

LUTH ERAN UNIVE RSITY (1 983-84) November

·PLU hosted the first of a series of national community forums on critical issues, sponsored by the Domestic POlicy Association . *Three Spokane civic leaders were honored recipients of the PLU President's Medal Nov. 3. They were Rep. Tom Foley (D-5th Dist.l, retired bank executive Luther Fend ler, a n d A l l ison Cowles, member and former chair of the Wash ington State Council for Post Secondary Education. * Former White House counsel John Erl i c h m a n and P u l itzer Prize-winning jou rnalist Seymour Hersh debated the Nixon Presi­ dency on cam pus. *A $300,000 minority scholarship f u n d drive was an nou nced . Twenty representatives of major eth nic groups comprised the campaign steering committee. December • Julie

Anne Gustafson, a sopho­ more from Bellevue, was select­ ed as PlU's 1 983 lucia Bride. ·The Q Club set a new annual a se­ giving record: $492,000 ven percent increase over the previous year. A fal l cam pus "Sharing in Strength" solicitCltion raised $1 1 5,000 with 78 percent participation from campus per­ sonnel. *The an nual Christmas Concert was presented in Spokane, Port­ land and Seattle, as well as on campus. *PLU's Lutes hosted the NAIA national football title game in the T a co m a D o m e . They lost a heartbreaker to Northwestern of Iowa, 25-2 1 . *Degrees were conferred, on 2 1 7 graduates d u ring mid-year com­ mencement exercises Dec. 10. *On Dec. 1 5 Sweden's national Lucia Bride, Yvonne Ryding, vi­ sited PLU . On July 9, 1 984, she was crowned Miss universe. -


*The design of PLU's plan ned Music Center rated cover treat­ ment and a special award from P r o g r e s s i ve A rchitecture

magazi ne. The design is by Per­ kins and Will of Chicago; Ralph Johnson is the project engineer. * PLU's drama and music depart­ ments combined to offer the Bernstein musical, "Candide," in late January and early February February

·Ronald Nelson, a former U . S . ­ Soviet arms reduction negotiator, was the featured speaker at PLU 's Eighth Interna­ tional Business Conference Feb. 3. *PLU's first two exchange stu­ dents from the People's Republic of China, Y ongtao Zheng and Y uedong Wang, began graduate studies at PLU . *A new cost containment tuition plan for 1 984-85 was announced. For students taking 1 4 - 1 5 credit hours per semester, the $5,950 blanket annual fee represented a reduction from 1 983 -84 tuition.

*Communications major Trudy Strain of Kent was one of 26 students nationwide selected from over 500 applicants to at­ tend the International Radio and Television Society Symposium in New York City. * A new master's degree in compu­ ter science was announced. The program began in the fall of 1 984. *The children's literature collec­ tion at PLU was dedicated in honor of retired English profes­ sor Grace Blomquist. who de­ veloped most of the col lection .

A Decade of Excellence Luther W. Bekemeier


*'75 alumnus Henry Nyirenda, a consultant to the Botswana gov­ ern ment in Southern Africa and chief developer of the city of Jwaneng, Botswana, received a PLU Distinguished Service Award. *Dr. Donald Mott of Puyallup was elected the new president of the PLU Q Club.


·The Choir of the west. on its first concert tour under the leader­ ship of Richard Sparks, perform­ ed in Washington, Oregon and California. ·Prof. Li Y uesheng, a mathematics professor from Zhongshan U n ­ iversity i n the Peoples Republic of China, visited PLU Aprit 3 to inaugurate a PlU-Zhongshan ex­ change agreement formalized in 1 983 . ·PLU conferred an honorary doc­ tor of laws degree on G. Robert Truex Jr., chairman of Rainier Bancorporation, April 18. *Eric Fjelstad of Ketchikan, Alaska, and Phillip Nelson of Bozeman, Mont., became the ninth and 10th PLU students in the past 1 0 years to earn Fulbright Scholar­ ships. *A bronze bust of Martin Luther, scu lpted by PLU artist Tom Tor­ rens, was dedicated on campus. The scu lpture commemorated the 500th an niversary of Luther's birth. The ceremony was the last of several campus anniversary­ related events. May

*458 bachelor's and master's de­ gree candidates were honored at spring C o m mencement exer­ cises, bringing to 800 the total number of PlU degrees awarded during 1 983-84. ·Five professors with a combined 149 years on the PlU faculty retired May 20. They were English . professors lucille Johnson and Paul Reigstad, music professor Gordon Gilbertso n , educatio n professor Arne Pederson and art professor George Roskos. ·The PLU "Sharing in Strength" capital/endowment fund cam­ pa ign passed the $12 million mark. The Q Club passed the 1 ,2oo- member plateau. *The fiscal year ended with a balanced financial statement.

At this milestone in the history of Pacific Lutheran University, a bold challenge for a Decade of Excellence sta nds before us . The University is rapidly approaching the fulfillment of a century of ever-increasing academic excellence. From humble beginnings in 1890 under the visionary leadership of Bjug Harstad, the University has developed into one of the finest independent schools in the Pacific NorthWest and, in the opinion of many, one of the outstanding academic institutions in the ' nation. With the century mark in view, it is appropriate that the University embark on a development effort that will emphasize not only the significant strides that have occurred in support of the school, but also take advantage of the tremendous potential that exists among its alumni and friends, churches, businesses, and foundations. While these support constituencies of the university have been very generous in the past. these friends and constituencies now have a vision for PlU that will offer potential financial support of a magnitude perhaps unimagined. With this in m ind, during the remaining years leading up to PlU's 1 00th anniversary, it seems fitting that the University launch a campaign that stresses the "countdown" of development leading up to that century mark. It seems obvious that we should include the decade preceding the 100th anniversary in proposing such a "countdown" campaign, because it is during this ten-year period that important phsyical growth las well as outstanding academic achievement) has and will continue to take place on the campus. The Names Fitness Center, dedicated in opening convocation this fall, and the Willia m O. Rieke SCience Center, scheduled to be dedicated on January 27, 1 985, have become realities. Certainly, as God's sun continues to shine on PLU the next five years, we'll see the growth and completion of several long hoped for facilities and numerous other additions and alterations to the University's campus. During the years from 1 980/84, development efforts have resulted in gifts to the University totaling $20,894,000. It is anticipated that between 1 984 and 1 990, another $30 million will be realized in gifts and grants. A bold challenge for a Decade of Excellence stands before us. We will establish a goal of $50 million. With $20 million already received, we are well on our way toward achievement. Last fiscal year, the gifts to PLU recorded a 40 percent increase over the year before. This year, the gifts exceeded even that with a total of $3,81 5,924. In the following pages, we, with grateful thanks, record the names of our loyal alumni and faithful friends together with congreta­ tions, corporations, and foundations that shared in the strength that is Pacific lutheran University. Names Fitness Center dedication ceremonies


I nvestor's Report

$400,000 Kresge challenge Grant To Aid Completion Of Science Center A $400,000 challenge grant to be used for the completion of the William O . Rieke Science Center at Pacific Lutheran University was a p proved this past summer by the Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich. PLU is requ ired to raise a match­ ing $400,000 i n pledges from alumni, friends and business by May 1 5 , 1985 to be elig ible for the g rant Kresge considered 1 , 285 grant proposals t h i s past yea r a n d awarded challenge g ra nt commit­ ments to 128 charitable institu­ tions i n 35 states . The g rants are made on a challenge basis to ass u re com pletion of the projects. The majority of the g rants were for construction or renovation projects and most reCipients had raised initial funds before applying for assista ntce . "We a re delig hted to have been selected by one of the outsta nd­ ing foundations in the country," said Luther Bekemeier, PLU vice­ president for development

The Kresge grant was one of 44 received by PLU as the result of proposa ls submitted during the 1983 -84 fiscal yea r. Total amount of the a p proved grants was $867,619, Molly Ed man, PLU direc­ tor of corporate and foundation funding, repo rted Among the la rgest of the ap­ proved grants was a second year of funding from the U S Office of Ed ucation to the PLU School of Education, Department of Special Educati o n , for grants totaling $79,332. KPLU -FM received $52 ,405 from the corporation for Public Broad­ casting . Equipment val ued at $36,945 was donated to the PLU Com puter Center by Digital Equipment Cor­ poration . A five-year, $25,000 g rant for the science building project was approved by Frank Russell Com­ pany, as was a three-yea r $25 ,000 grant for curriculum study from the Honeywell Foundation .


27, 1 985

DEDICA TION William o. Rieke Science Cen ter Jens Knudsen examines three of the 10 ten -foot high panels which will comprise the donor recognition wall in the Rieke Science Center

Knudsen Ca rves Huge ' Recognition wall' TO Honor Malor Donors Major donors to the Rieke Science Center will have their names featured on a huge carving which will dominate one wa ll of the resource center at the entrance of the building The un ique 1 0 x 24-foot mahogany carving has been created and donated by Dr. Jens Knudsen, PLU professor of biology Dr. Knudsen 's work will feature major symbolic campus landmarks relating to PLU's history and mission, particularly in the area of science They incl ude the old and new science buildings, clock tower, Eastvold Auditorium and Harstad Hal l . Knudsen has been widely recognized for years a s a versatile part-time self-taught artist A 1 952 PLU alumnus who has taught at his alma mater for 27 years, he earned the Regency Professorship, PLU's highest teaching honor, in 1 973 Fundraising efforts continue as the new science center nears completion, with a series of specia l events and open houses scheduled for January 1 985. The PLU Development Office welcomes inquiries

2 : 00 p . m . - g uest speaker Dr. Roy Schwarz American Medical Association Vice-president for Educational and Scientific Research 1959 PLU alumnus

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