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Vol. XVI No. 1


October 1985

Ca n A context Be Christian?

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I n The Footsteps Of Bach . . . . . . . . . .


PLU's theme. "Quality EducatIon in a Christian C ontext," Is a fre­ quent topic of discussion. Provost D r. Richard Jungkuntz presents a thoughtful analysis.

A PLU study tour enjoyed a unique experience in Germany this summer during the 300th an­ niversary year of the renowned composer' birth.



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President Dr. William Rieke takes an in-depth look at PLU's most recent decade and at the un iversi­ ty's future in anticipation of the campus' 1990 centennial.

Lute Ambassadors I n Eu rOpe . . . . . . . 22

The PLU football team Jour­ neyed to Europe this summer to represent the U .s in a football tournament. Meanwhile, the bas­ ketball team was competing in Scandinavia .

Cover "New" Harstad Hall looks more tik-e "old" Harstad Hall today than at any time in recent memory. The venerable Old Main was one of several major campus renovation projects this summer.

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2 Campus

New student computer use room in Ramstad Hall

Each brick in Harstad Hall was "repointed" and defective mortar replaced.

Exterior of renovated Ramstad Hall

Several Campus Units Benefit From By JIm Peterson

I n a recent Taco m a Ne ws back-to-school feature, reporter stuart Eskenazi observed that "walking the PLU campus these days is a lot like driving Interstate 5. Construction inter­ cepts every path." The observation was accurate. Most of the construction activity this sum mer was concentrated around Ra m stad ( o l d scie nce building) and Harstad (Old Main) Halls. Following closely on the heels of severa l new buildi ngs the past two years, it does seem like the campus is in a constant state of flux. But soon still more pro­ jects will be in evidence. The recently completed Sharing in Strength capital/endowment fund campaign (see related story page 1 1 ) was responsible for sev­ eral p rojects. But current and upcom ing construction is being financed by a $1 1 ,490,000 bond sale, authorized by the two-year­ old Washington State Hig her Edu­ cation Facilities Authority. Specifically, the bond sale cov­ ers ( 1 ) finanCing while pledges on the new science center are being Tribune

received over a period of years; (2) remodeling of Ramstad Hall; (3) renovation of Harstad Hall; (4) remodeling of Ingram Hall, (5) adding a third floor to Mortvedt Library and (6) tentative remodel­ ing of the second and third floors of Xavier Hall. Service on the new bonded indebtedness will be a smaller percentage of the total university budget tha n was being carried 1 0 years ago, according to President Dr. William O. Rieke . Last year, PLU took advantage of a Department of Education reduced pre-pay­ ment opportunity to retire long­ standing indebtedness on dor­ mitories. Perry Hendricks Jr. , vice-presi­ dent for finance and operations, is i n charge of both the bond issue and the multitude of construction activities. Hendricks pOi nted out that the projects should result both in future cost savings and additional revenue. "These pro­ jects will make the campus more attractive to p ros pective stu ­ dents," he said. Last month the School of Nu rs­ ing moved into the second and thi rd floors of the renovated Ram­ stad Hall and most student ser­ vices now occupy the first floor.

The latter include academic advis­ i ng, career services, cooperative education, counseling and test­ ing, a student com puter user room and the writing center. M i nority, i nternational and adult student programs now occupy offices in the University Center. Residential Life has moved into Harstad Hall. According to Hendri cks, 9 1 yea r-old Harstad Ha" i s "good for another 50 years" after extensive renovation. The venerable, histor­ ic structure was completely re­ wired, insulated windows were i nstalled to save energy, and the elevator and roof were replaced. In addition, all of the exterior bricks were "repointed" (testing mortar for soft spots and replac­ ing defective mortar). "We went over every brick on the building, " Hendricks sa id. Re-poi nting required removal of ivy which has g raced the walls for decades. "Some alumni are sorry to see it go, but it created additional potentia l for dirt, con­ tami nation and creatu res of vari­ ous kinds," Hendricks said. The structu re n ow a ppea rs much as it did at the turn of the century, which is fitting as PLU approaches its centennial.

Ingra m Hall has served as home to the School of Nu rsing and Department of Art for 1 5 years. It is now being ren ovated , a n d shortly after the fi rst of the yea r the Department of Commu nica­ tion Arts will move into space vacated by Nursing . Offices of the Dean of the School of the Arts, Dr. Richard Moe, will also be moved there. M ortvedt Library was built in 1 967 to accommodate a th ird floor when the need arose. Hen ­ d ricks indicated that construction of the third floor will begin in 1 987 and is scheduled to be completed by Ja nuary 1 988. Not all funds are being used for construction . Forty-nine compu­ ter stations for student use are being installed i n Memorial Gym at a cost of $42 ,000. And the long­ frustrating parking problem has been relieved by the addition of three student lots.

student Services More Accessible

Staff mora le has never been higher," observed Dr. Mary Lou Fen ili as her staff bega n its move from the Hauge Adm i nistration


Removal of Harstad Hall ivy revealed a 91-year-old PLU logo above the building entrance.

Nursing professor Linda Olson with class in one of Ramstad's remodeled classrooms.

Summer Construction Activity On Campus Building to new offices in Ramstad Hall. "There's a sense of adventure, almost a pioneering spirit," the vice-president for student life added. The excitement and optimism has been inspired by' the know­ ledge that Student life services will be able to serve students better than ever before. Related services will be cen­ tralized, making each more ac­ cessible to students and to one another, she explained. "Many students can best be served by more than one of our services. For example, career decision assist­ ance can be rendered by both our testing facility and the informa­ tion and counseling available in Career Services," Fenili continued. She indicated also that the pro­ fessional staff can confer much more easily. The series of domino moves will also place services for minority, international and adult students in the University Center where those particular groups are most likely to congregate. Residential life moves to Harstad, where more room will allow for better service and greate r communication among members of the RLO staff.

Nursing Facilities Expanded In Ramstad Hall Greater convenience and ex­ panded space are the legacies of the School of Nursing move from Ingram Hall to renovated Ramstad Hall, according to Dean Moira Mansell. Ramstad's third floor now houses labs and faculty offices. "Labs are all located on one end of the building," she said. "Patient units, simulated and anatomical models, and tables for study and t e s t ing are c o n v e niently grouped." Audio-visual labs are in the pro­ cess of being rearranged to facili­ tate student use, and there is a separate expanded health assess­ ment lab, she indi ated. In addition to regular classtime labs, there is an open lab during the day when students may come in for extra practice or special assistance, the dean added. Seven new classrooms and a more convenient arrangement of administrative offices are features on the second floor.

PLU Active In Effort To Make Tax-Exempt Bond Sale Possible Pacific Lutheran University play­ ed an active role in developing legal measures to make possible the sale of tax-exempt bonds for capital improvements at Washing­ ton State educational institutions. During the tenure of PLU presi­ dent Dr. William O. Rieke as presi­ dent of Washington Friends for Higher Education, that legislative liaison organization encouraged action which led to the creation of the Higher Education Facilities Au­ thority in 1984. A "friendly" court test delayed activity authorized by the mea­ sure, and PLU and Seattle Universi­ ty became willing test cases. The challenge was intended to clarify church-state issues and a con­ stitutional prohibition against lending state credit. Chief Justice James Dolliver, who wrote for the 6-3 majority, rejected all three constitutional challenges. He said although the

. state's tax-exempt status was be­ ing used by private universities, no debt was created because the state assumed no obligation on th'e bonds. . Dolliver said no money comes from the public treasury; the bond proceeds never enter the public treasury, and repayment of the bonds does not pass through the public treasury. The measure will save PLU an estimated $10 million on its $11.4 million bond issue; the projected savings are the difference bet­ ween antiCipated market rates on non-taxable bonds and taxable bonds. Institutions taking advantage of the new measure to issue bonds have agreed to pass savings on to students and to refrain from ap­ plying bond proceeds to religious objects or buildings except to the extent permitted by law, Dolliver said.




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stuck with the awareness that "context" derives from an old Latin word which means weaving, web, or fabric. Now. what are some characteristics of a plece of woven fabric? Th e most obvious is that i t' s comprised of many individual stran ds ; but what makes these many strands a fabric is that by criss-crossing oth er strands they have bec ome integrated with one another to make a whole I ndividually. they may be of vario u s colors. thicknesSes, lengths, textures. and soon. Nevertheless. they are a/l a l i ke i n certain es sentia l respects; they all have something in com m o n - and that is th is: they all suit the intended nature ofthe fabric which together they compose. In tnelr crlss-cros$ing, their overlapping and underlapping. their "woyenness. "if you will. they becornesomething more than they could ever by individuallY or'seoaratefv. For one thi n g In their combination with one anoth er they serve a com mon pu rp ose . Consider what you might db with som ethi ng woven, a suitabfe piece of fabric., Wen. you .




mjght makea rug out Of ft, or a shopping bag. a tent a safety net - tHe posslbllities are nUmerous Yet'everYthing deperias'on your intention. The fabric as such is neither rug. bag, fent, nornet'. Of itsel f It is onlymatertal qf'. a certain'�lze, shape. f:lnd de$ign Which enables the attlsan to fulfiJi �i1$ or her intention t6 create saine ing, tb create a .

rug, bag. ,

·certaln kind of whatever. Bt,lt let me extend




tf:1e ltIu'Stratl()n a little

further. Tfiefabrrcth at h;!s been transfO rm­

�ed into• desfg�e(l:� ba.g sold o ntv by Neiman-Marcus ' has no reason mucn less any right- to denigrate me st:ltching by which It seams'are held togetner, to appreciate the stoutlyplaited leather cord by which its clos urei�effecte<i , nor despise the pliant. supple coating of some transpar e nt -

Several years ago PLUl'residentWilllarrrO.

Rieke apPointed a ,campus Ch ristia n context committee, withrepresentatton from each divis ipn and professional �chool tfs Charge: to address the Issue oft,he faith pe�pective of the university with ra cu lty an d stud�nts, '

The committee has sponsored a series of cam p us discussions. as well as public lectures which Induded a presentation by for me r Gov. John Spellman onthe tOPIC, "Personal Faith and Public Responsibility " More rec ently the committee su gg este d rea c hi ng a wider audience with a series of articles in SCene a dd ress in g the Identity of a university whe re both faith and reason are celebrated. Provost Dr Richa rd Jungkuntz csn sente d to a uth or the first article in that se ries It's title is insp i red by PLU's most commonly known mo tto or posi tioning state ment : "Quality Educati n in a Chri sti an Context." .


Dr Richard Jungkuntz has served as PLU pro­ vost since 1070.

tn a sense, the Question posed by tM sub­

title ofthisnecessarilv btief article is sfmilarto the famous Question asked half a ce ntu ry ago: �Dbesa corporation have a soul?" More recently. there afe those who have asked: "Can a uni ve rs ity be Christian?" Strictly speak1ng, th e answer to b oth Questions is the sa me : No Wayl

The reason for these negative answers is. of co urse that only a person "has a soul ; "


only human beings can be addressed by the grace of God as proffered by the Gospel of J es us Christ. sealed in holy Baptism, and sustained by the Holy Supper. But what about something we call "con­ text"? Can a context be Christian? In view of what's already been said, it see ms easy, logical. and quite understandable to answer: Of course not! But perhaps that answer is really too easy, too superficial. and hence

misleading. For while we probably can all agree that we know what we're talking about when we speak of a corporation or of a university, are we equally clear on what we mean bV "co text"? As an unregenerate clas s ic ist. I've been hopeless ly programmed to pursue words to their origi nal basic meani ng Hence. I'm .


"weatherproof' chemical com p Qund that inhibits itsnatural deteriorationfrom age and the eleme nts Without tnese "allies the fabric could neither become nor remain a useful shoppIn g bag Many years ago. when I began the study of languages and how they work. I was told time and again, "Jedes Gleicnnis hinktf" Eve ry comparison limps'" In ot he r words, no comparison, no literary image, no metaphor­ ical picture , shoUld be pushed beyond the s i ngle, sim p le paint of comp ar ison The comparison does not, and cannot. tell the whole story; it i s not in its e lf a complete nor strict d efin i tion It se rves only to il l ust rat e its object from one point of view . With that qualification in mind , how might this extended metaphor perhaps help to clarify what is meant by "Christian context" when we're speaking of PLU? Let's begin a ga i n with the etymological understand ing of context as fabric. Scarcely anyone will d isp ute that a u ni ve rs i ty is like a piec e of fabric in t h a t it, too, is comprised of many s tr ands - strands criss-crossing oth e r strands - overlapping, underlapping, en­ twi ning one another into a whole. The oint here is si mply that PLU understands i ts elf desp ite the va rie ty of its components - as characterized by wholeness, a unified whole­ n e ss greater than the sum of its parts But per ha p s our meta p hor can tell us something mor e . A bag is a bag i s a bag; yet there are many kinds of bags. So, too, a university is a .






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5 Reflections

university is a university; yet there are many kinds of universities. If we are speaking of animal or plant life, we might say that PLU belongs to a particular species of the genus university. And what makes it special and different from many other kinds of equally genuine universities is the special fabric of which it is woven - its "context." But what makes PLU's context Chrjstian? It's certainly not that all its "strands" are Christian, while its "stitching," or its "closure cord," or its "weatherproofing" are non­ Christian. For these are manifestly not the facts about PLU. What. then, makes our context Christian? What is it that is woven into the "fabric" of PLU, threaded into the "stitching," braided into the "closure cord," and intrinsic to the "weatherproofing"? In a word, it is the original. unbroken; and continually sustained intentional/tYout of which PLU derives its existence and its essential nature. First expressed in the Articles of Incorpora­ tion in 1890, reaffirmed and explicated in the statement on Objectives of the University adopted both by the faculty and by the governing 'board in 1 963, echoed and ex­ pounded in the Regents' Mission Statement of 1978. and most i"ecently underscored as the university's first �riority in the new Five­ Year Plan as presented to the faculty and the board by President Rieke this september the intentionality that makes PLU what it is and that conSistently characterizes its con­ text is "to instruct and educate in harmony with the Christian faith as set forth in the Holy Scriptures and witnessed to in the confes­ sions of the Lutheran Church all who may wish to avail themselves of the opportunities afforded .. . " [Art. II, Articles of Incorpora­ tion). But what does it mean, practically and in the day-to-day fulfillment of our respon­ sibilities as fellow-members of the PLU community, "to educate and instruct in harmony with the Christian faith ... "? How do Lutherans understand the nature Of "education" and its relationship to the Christian faith? The answer is simple. Luthe­ rans understand ed ucation as one of the means whereby the Creator continues to keep His "hand" in all that He has created, so that His creation may be protected and sustained until His red emptive purposes are fulfilled. let me be more specific. Lutherans believe that this planet we inhabit, our "world" with all it comprises, exists not by accident but because God wills it to exist and because against all odds, incalculable odds - God still preserves it. And the means by which God preserves this world are all the gifts of His creation, sun and rain, animals and vegeta­ tion, minerals and chemicals, human beings of all so rts - and not least of all the amazing talents, abilities, and innate potential given to these human beings generation after gener­ ation. These richly disbursed gifts of God's hu­ man creation require nurture and cultivation, intellectual exercise and discipline, if they are indeed to function as beneficent means for preserving and enhancing our world rather than as demonic forces capable of destroying all that we tenants of this planet have learned to value, including our planetary habitation itself. We call this process of huma n' nurture and

cultivation, intellectual exercise and discip­ line, "education." All human beings, non­ Christian and Christian alike, religiOUS and irreligious, agnostic and pious, all can and do share with one anotheracommon interest in and commitment to education so under­ stood. Undergirding PW's intentionality, and in fact making that intentionality possible,is this understanding of how a university education must be conceived and achieved. Moreover, Lutherans recognize that any other understanding will undermine and ultimately vitiate both the essence of what a genuine University is and the very nature of educatfon itself. In other words, the essence of a university and the nature of education requirethat these gifts of the Creator notbe employed as means of religious indoctrina­ tion, coercive evangelization, or legalistic tools of conversion. To do so would not be "in harmony with the Christian faith ... as witnessed to in the confessions, of the Lutheran Church." � This must not, however, be misunderstood as if those who support PLU's intentio"'ality perceive the university as an exclusively secular institution and enterprise - ,d espite its church-relatedness. On the cont ary, for those in the university community who hold the Christian faith, there is - in, with, and under PLU's intentionality as described above - also the inalienable recognition that the Creator also keeps another "hand"at work among and for our whole human race, and that with this "hand" the Creator seeks to redeem and sanctify us alienated, wayWard children. Butthe means by which our Creator engages us for the purpose of our "salva­ tion" is not the law of reason, but what St. Paul calls the "foolishness of the GospeL" That Gospel requires no "education" in order to be apprehended and taken to heart. Rather, without demand of any kind, iteffers forgiveness, freedom, and salvation freely and unconditionally, solely on account of the life and death of God's "Only-Begotten," Jesus of Nazareth, self-given for our sake. Hence, there will always be at Pacific Lutheran University a clear Christian witness and presence - not as part of our "educa­ tional" task, but as expression and affirma­ tion of what "the faith" in its fullness means and affords. Consequently, "the faith" is attested and celebrated in many ways on campus; and its unconditional gifts are made freely available to any who may seek them or inquire about them. This comes to expression, for example, in the fact that at mid-morning every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the entire university pauses in its essential activities, it halts­ albeit briefly - the carrying out of its normal, intense, multidimensional "educational" re­ sponsibilities, so that a period of precious time may be dedicated to the worship and praise of the Creator who also redeems and sanctifies. No one is obliged to partiCipate; but no one is prevented from participating.It is simply in, with, and under PLU's intentionality that from time to time the university as a whole pauses to catch its breath -'the kind of "breath" which for those who hold the faith is in very face the breath of/ire. Beyond this formal, organized, and scheduled proclama­ tion of PLU's Christian identity, there are-in


many ways of equal importance - the informal, unpremediated ways in which that identity and inmost nature come to expres­ sion, namely, int he Quiet but consistent, undramatic but evident. manifest but unself­ conscious role-modeling of the Christian faith, on the part of those among us who gratefully hold it - and are held by it. But finally, what needs to be borne in mind above all is that the essence of the educating 'that goes on here and that especially charac­ terizes our Christian "context" under the aegis of our common creatureliness - the educating that is carried on day in and day out by all who have accepted a PLU appoint­ ment to teach, regardless of religiOUS per­ suasion (if any), whether Lutheran, Jewish, agnostiC, Roman Catholic, or whatever that educating is a privilege and responsibility held in common by aU without distinction, simply because aI/are themselves gifts of the one Creator to each other and to all who come to PLU for an "education" regarding what God's creation is and has to offer for all human beings. That kind of education is what PLU was founded to provide - and to do that Is "in harmony with the Christian faith!"

Pacific LutheJan

UnlYenltY scene


The World

In the footsteps of Bach PLU Tour Group Re-Creates Bach Era Experience

By Rev. Philip Nesvlg and Jim Peterson

StormthaI village church

The year was 1723. A coach moved slowly over a bumpy road through the German countryside. In it were Johann Sebastian Bach and his st. Thomas Boys Choir. They were headed from the sophisticated trade and cultural center of Leipzig to a small country church in the village of Stormthal. As they entered this small town, the group could see the church bell's tower rising above the trees. Chickens scratched at the base of the cemetery wall which sur­ rounded the church. A wheat field joined the church property form­ ing a border between town and country. Upon arrival, Bach checked with the pastor about the service order for that afternoon. While enjoying coffee and kuchen (cake), Bach and the boys choir matched their talents with needs of the worship service. Bach, the organist, played the prelude and postlude and impro­ vised brief chorale preludes and introductions to hymns. The group's flutist played a fitting offertory. His brother joined him for an aria, with continuo accom­ paniment by Bach. The remaining musicians as­ sembled as a choir. The visiting pastor in the group was welcomed by the congregation's pastor; he gave a greeting, led in prayer and

Padne UIttIeran


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The World

served communion wine from a chalice. B a ch h a d been i nv ited to "prove" the church's new organ. Although he had been i n Leipzig less than six months, his reputa­ tion was widespread . proving the Stormthal organ was one of many such organ dedications perform­ ed by Bach in churches both great and small. * * *

The year was 1 985 ..... On July 28, the 235th ann iver­ sary of Bach's death and in the 300th yea r of h i s b i rt h , the scenario was repeated with chil­ ling accuracy. This time the travel ­ ers were members of a tour group originating at Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity in Tacoma, Wash . It i n ­ cluded 4 9 people from Washing­ ton, O regon, California, Texas,

From left, David and Dennis Knutson, David Dahl in Storm thaI church.

Bach tour group

South Dakota, Minnesota and Vir­ ginia who had joined the tour to spend a week "walking i n the footsteps of Bach ." There was the bumpy road, the view, the chickens, the cemetery wall, the wheatfield .... The group's leaders, PLU ad­ ministrator Dr. Martin Neeb, his wife Barbara , the PLU U niversity organist David Da hl, checked with t h e p a s t o r, R e v . B e r n a r d Weissman. The service had been specially arranged. The church signboard, issuing a public invitation to the s e rv i c e , d e s c r i b e d i t a s "Oekumenschen Gottesd ienst (ecumenical worship service) with guests from Tacoma, Wash." On this occasion Dahl was the organist. The flutist was Denn is Knutson of Sioux Falls, S.D., a 1 962 PLU graduate. Joining Kn utson for the ari a from the Bach b minor Mass was his brother, David ('58 alum), PLU religion rofessor, once a tenor with the PLU Ambassador Quartet. The re mainder of the tour group assefnbled as a choir. The visiting pastor was Rev. Philip Nesvig (70 alum) of M ilton- Free­ water, O re. It was eerie how little had cha ng­ ed in the 262 intervening years. Wars have ravaged Germany sev­ eral times. Bombs have destroyed churches, but not this one . Organs were robbed of lead pipes to support the Nazi war effort, but not this o ne. Nor had 40 years of East German rule wrought notice­ able cha nge. For Dahl. playing a true Ba roque organ, i n this original setting, was the realization of a lifetime dream. It was no less a thrill for the Knutsons, Nesvig and their com­ panions. Each played a role in the re-created event, down to the four- part harmony during hymn singing Da hl's experience was both a great chall enge and a n emotional experience. The difference i n the organists physical position at the organ was like the d ifference between "driving a Buick and driving a motorcycle," he recalled. Few contem porary organists even attempt to play the old instru­ ments.

"A special burst of energy and excitement helped me overcome the inconveniences and foreign nature of the instrument" Dahl said . "I felt ve ry humbl'ed , a n d strongly linked with the history of church music," he added . Laura Giddings, daughter of PLU chemistry professor Dr. William Giddings who has studied German at PLU, was the group's interpre­ ter and she translated Rev. Ber­ nard Weissman's sermon . For his role Nesvig donned a heavy black cassock on a sultry afternoon. Today the church is also home to a Deaconess community whose primary mission emphasis is the care of menta lly handicapped wo­ men. They and their wards were a pa rt of the congregation that stayed after the service to hear­ Da hl play Bach's last com position, the chorale prelude, "Vor deinen Thron tret ich." M ost remarkably, after 262 years, 1 985 was probably the last year such a re-creation could have been accom plished. Change is fina lly coming. Withi n two years, an open pit coal mine will con ­ sume Stormthal. The church, and its treasured organ, must be relo­ cated . Change elsewhere i n East Ger­ many is also dramatic. No Westen­ er can fail to feel chills of a nother kind at border crossings and else­ where in the communist land. Silence would grip the group as soldiers and Doberman pinschers would make their checks, a nd each faced the ominous reality that, for a time at least they were no longer free. Fortunately, such times were brief, and failed to dampen the spirit of the group as it followed Bach's footsteps from Hamburg, Lubeck and Luneberg in the West to Leipzi ng, Stormthal, Weimar, Arnstadt and Eisenach i n the East. While Bach was the tour's fea­ tured attraction, the group also visited Georg Frederich Handel sites on the 300th ann iversa ry of his birth, as well as several famous M a rtin Luther sites - Wittenberg, Erfurt and the Wartburg Castle. In another castle, Sans SOuci, a n East Germa n guard allowed Dennis Knutson to use a historic music sta nd in the great hall where Frederich the Great held concerts. The ornate stand had been used by Bach and Ha ndel, and had rarely been used since the castle had become a historic museum and tourist attraction. The unique experiences on the tour were made possible by Dahl's association with acclaimed Ger­ man musicologist Harold Vogel, who provided needed contacts, and Neeb's connections with the Germa n embassy i n Washington, D .C. Neeb had been involved with the Lutheran Film Associates pro­ duction of "Joy of Bach," filmed in East Germa ny several years ago.

8 The Arts

New PLU Bach Chora le Recording Features Da h l . Ch oir Of The west


perfect holiday gift!

').5. BACH AND THE CHORALE' with David Dahl. PLU university organist and PLU



the west. directed by Richard Sparks .. .. ..

The authentic sounds of 17th and 18th century Germany A new, exclusive PLU stereo recording celebrating the Bach Tricentennial

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�amiliar Lutheran chorales composed or harmonized by J.

S. Bach,

Including the great favorites: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, All Glory Be to God On HIgh, and Wake Awake For Night is Flying.

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A unique presentation. Chorales are presented alternately by choir and organ with organ and choir joining on some stanzas.

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Return to: Audio Services, Hauge Ad. Bldg., PLU, Tacoma. WA 98447

U niversity organist David Dahl and the PLU Choir of the West are collaborating to produce a new state of the art stereo record"J. S. Bach a nd the Chora le" which commemorates the 300th an­ niversary of the composer's birth. Entitled "J . S. Bach and the Chora le," the recordi ng offers an· opportunity to hear five fam iliar Lutheran chorales performed by the Choir of the West and David Da hl in a manner common in 17th and 18th century German Luthe­ ran congregations. A unique fea­ ture of the new record ing is that the chorales a re presented a lter­ nately by the choir and the organ with both elements combining on certain stanzas to produce a con ­ gregational effect. "Vocal har­ monizations are drawn from vari­ ous Bach liturgical ca ntatas," Dahl sa id. "The organ chorales are Bach compositions used as i ntroduc­ tions for a congregation or to be hea rd between sung sta nzas. They a lso represent a musical interpre­ tation of the spirit of a text." "J. S. Bach and the Chora le" will make a contribution to the Bach recorded repertoire in that there are very few Bach recordings featuring chorales and chorale singing . The record ing was made at st. A l p h o n s us, R o m a n C a t h o l i c Church i n Seattle, chosen for its superb pipe organ and its fine acoustical setting . The organ 's tonal design and voicing represent the ideals of 17th century North Germany, according to Dahl . A handcrafted mechanica l ac­ tion (tracker) pipe organ with 31

spea kin � stops, it was built by FrittS-Richard Organ Builders of Tacoma. Both Dah l and Choir of the West di rector Richard Sparks have ex­ tensive Bach backgrounds . The composer is one of Dahl's princi­ ple areas of research interest and he recently co-hosted a tour of Bach's Germ a n y ( see pp. 6 l. Sparks conducted the a nnual Bach Festival in Spoka ne and founded Pro Musica 's Bach Ensem ble in Seattle before joi ning the PLU faculty two years ago. A 1960 PLU graduate, Dahl is associate professor of orga n at PLU and serves as organist and choirmaster at Ch rist Episcopal Church in Tacoma. Produced through PLU Audio Services, "J. S. Bach and the Chora le" is the first new recording produced at PLU in 10 years and becomes ava ila ble Dec. 1 of this year.

stephen Rieke Instal led As Interi m Pastor

U. congreg ation Celebrates 30th A n n iversary The PLU Un iversity Congrega­ tion will remember and celeb rate 30 yea rs of history on All Saints Day, Sunday, N ov. 3 , during Homecoming Weekend. Former mem bers of the con­ gregation are i nvited to return and share i n the day's activities, which i nclude a Festiva l Worship Service at 10 a . m . , followed by a brunch i n the U n iversity Center. Dr. Joh n Larsgaard, university pastor from 1959-69, will preach at the service. Other former lead­ ers and pastors have also been i nvited to participate. A written history of the Pacific Lutheran University Congregation b e c a m e avail a b l e ea rlier this month . Rememberi ng, Celebrat­ ing, Hoping, a H istory ofthe Pacific Lutheran University Congregation 1955-85, written by Jackie Jensen Clark, is available th rough the Campus Min istry Office . Price is $3 .00.

Rev. Stephen Rieke

Rev. Stephen Rieke '81 was installed Sept. 18 as interim as­ sociate university pastor. Rieke, who received a master of d ivinity degree from Trinity Luthe­ ran Theologica l Sem inary in Col­ umbus, Ohio, joins university pas­ tor Rev. Tellefson. He fills the v.acancy created by the resigna­ tion of Rev. Ron Vignec in May. Rieke, a religion major who graduated magna cum laude from PLU, also served as ASPLU preSi­ dent during his undergraduate days. At Trinity he received the Ed­ ward and Leona Peters Award with dua l h o nors for excellence i n academic attain ment and excell­ ence in commun ity participation. He is ma rried to the former Eileen Bra nden burg, a 1982 PLU alumna.

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Faculty Composer Featured

Youtz Ca ntata Hig hlig ht Of The premiere performance of the exciting and jubilant "Officium Pastorum, " a Christmas cantata for choirs and brass, will highlight the program when the PLU De­ partment of Music presents its annual Christmas Festiva'i Concert this season. Written especially for the occa­ sion by music faculty member Gregory Youtz, the cantata is sung in both Latin and English and will feature the combined talents of the Choir of the West under the direction of Richard Sparks, the University Chorale directed by Ed-


Christmas Festiva l Concert Series Friday, Dec. 1 3 at 8 p , m . and again on Sunday, Dec. 1 5 at 8 p . m " will include the bell-like sounds of the U niversity Singers, directed by D, Patrick Michel. The concert in the Spokane Opera House on Saturday, Dec. 1 4 at 4 p , m celebrates the fifth C h r i s t m a s v i s i t to Easte r n Washington.

ward Harm ic, and the award win­ ning Washington Brass Quintet. The concert series opens at the Seattle Opera House Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8 p. m , This will be the twelfth year the ensemble has presented its festival concert in the opera house, The following Friday, Dec. 6, the concert will be presented in the Tacoma Pantages Theatre at 8 p. m " then travels to Portland for a Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p . m . concert in the Civic Auditorium. On-campus performances, pre­ sented in Eastvold Auditorium on

In addition to the Youtz "Of­ ficium Pastori um," the festival concert will include processionals, banners, narration, and the tradi­ tional Christmas story in song. Tickets for all concerts are avail­ able now. Please consult the at­ tached mail order and order-by­ phone coupons for additional in­ formation.

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1 4-Yea r-Old Yule Boutique Set For Nov. 23 The annual PLU Yule Boutique, featuring handicrafts and home baked goods, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov, 23 in PLU's Olson Auditorium, according to coor­ dinator Nancy Vignec, Now in its 1 4th year, the Yule Boutique has raised $97,000 for student scholarshi p funds. Art works, pottery, weavi ng and hand-blown glass will be displayed in the turf room and wares from organizations in the main au­ ditorium, Kaffee Korner on the stage will offer edible attractions. The Boutique is open from 9 a.m . to 4 p , m " and a 50 cent donation will be received at the door, For additional information, call Nancv Vignec at 5 3 1 -5 1 09.

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Ca n Become A Festive Hig hlig ht Sometimes referred to as the "best kept secret of the PLU holiday season," the Festival of Lessons and Carols will be present­ ed in Eastvold Auditoriu m on Sunday, Dec, 8, at 8 p.m, Chairman of the PLU Board of Regents Rev. David Wold has accepted the mus­ ic department's invitation to serve as narrator, The Service of Lessons and Carols comes from the nine les­ sons with carols modified in 1 9 1 8 for use in the King's College Chapel, Cambridge. The University Singers, a group of 35 women under the direction of D, Patrick Michel will feature traditional carols as well as William Mathias' "Salvadore Mundi," a work for women's voices, duo piano and percussion. The Univer­ sity Singers are known for achiev­ ing beautiful bell-like quality and clarity of sound. Friends and neighbors of PLU are encouraged to make this free concert a part of their holiday tradition.

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10 The Arts

stro ng Theatre Season Feature s Works By Sha kespea re, Shaw, Beckett Four university productions and one stu d e nt-directed play are scheduled for the 1 985-86 theater seaso n , P LU 's Com m u nication Arts department announced re­ cently. The season opens with Geroge Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the

Man . " Guest director Richard Ed­ wards joins the cast for this dou­ ble-edged satire on man's rom­ antic view of life. The play runs Oct. 1 7, 1 8 and 1 9 at 8 p . m . on the Eastvold stage. A 2 p . m . matinee is set for Oct. 20. PLU's William Becvar directs the

New Tra nslators Bea m KPLU - F M Signal To All Of western washi ngton By Kathleen Burk

An extended signal and 24hour-a-day broadcasting are new to KPLU-FM this year, general Manager Martin Neeb announced recently. Two new radio translators will be installed as a result of a grant from

Former portland Opera ArtistiC Director At PLU

stefan Minde

Stefan M inde, former artistic director of the Portland Opera and frequent guest conductor at ma­ jor opera houses, is teaching dur­ ing the fall semester on the PLU music faculty. He also plans to conduct an opera production at the university in December. Appointed a rtistic director of the Portland Opera in 1 970, Minde has achieved a reputation as an innovative and talented artist. He has conducted at the New York City Opera, the Philadelphia Opera, the Canadian Opera of Toronto and in other major performance centers. Before com i ng to A m e rica , M inde was principal opera con­ ductor of the Civic Opera of Trier, West Germany. He was educated at the M o z a rte u m a n d t h e Thomasschule in LeipZig, birth­ place of Wagner.

the National Telecommunications Information Agency. The $22,836 g rant is 75 percent of the total project cost of $30.448. The translators, located at Port Angeles and Mount Vernon , will a l l o w people in these com­ m u n ities as well as Sequ i m , Anacortes, Burlington and Belling ­ ham to hear KPLU prog ramming. The g rant completes construc­ tion to make the station available in western Washington from the Canadian border to the Oregon border. "When all the construction is finished, KPLU will be availa ble to more people than any other FM station in Washington State, " Neeb reported. KPLU will also be available for more hours. The public radio sta­ tion has sta rted broadcasting 24 hours a day. "The introduction of a 24-hour broadcast day is a result of re­ quests and funding support from the listeners, " said Scott Williams, KPLU-FM prog ram director. Jazz listeners can now enjoy 1 19 . 5 hours of their favorite music each week, according to Williams. News and public affai rs account for 48.5 hours of programming weekly. Other changes and program highlights at KPLU-FM 88 include: *"American Jazz Radio Festival" airing 9 p.m. Saturdays . The prog­ ram spotlights live broad casts from some of the nation's best jazz clubs. *A radio history of rhythm and blues from the 1 940s, 50s and 60s, titled "Harlem Hit Parade," Mon­ days at 1 a . m . *"Sidran of Record, " a half hour program tracking new trends in the jazz world at 6 p . m . Sundays. *KPLU features "The Best of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" Sundays at 7 p.m . *"Jazz with Jim Wilke" broad­ casts from 11 a . m . until 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 9 a.m. until 3 p . m . Sundays. *Sunday night is for blues fans. "All Blues" airs at 8 p m . followed by "Portraits in Blue" at midnight. *On Saturday, Nov. 2, a new in­ d e pth n e w s p rog ra m titled "Weekend Edition" debuts at 9 a . m . on FM 88.

acclaimed masterpiece "Waiting for Godot" in November. Samuel Beckett's script involves two men who probe their relationship and the universe at large while waiting for the coming of the nebulous Godot. Performances are at 8 p . m . Nov. 21 , 22, a n d 23, a n d 2 p . m . on Nov. 24 on Eastvold stage. In January and February, Alpha Psi Omega, PLU's drama fraternity, presents "You Know I Can 't Hear You When the Water's Running" by Robert Anderson . This funny and insightful play centers around an old man's struggle between fear and fascination with "the birds and the bees. " Student Ro­ bin Dollarhide directs three per­ formances in the Memorial Gym Studio Theater: Jan . 31 and Feb. 1 at 8 p . m . , and Feb. 9 at 2 p . m . S h a ke s p e a re ' s c l a s s i c l ov e

story/tragedy "Romeo a n d Juliet" comes to the PLU stage in March and Apri l . William Becvar directs the compelling tale on March 1 3, 1 4 and 1 5, and April 3 , 4 and 5 at 8 p . m . on Eastvold stage. Matinee performances are set for 2 p . m . o n March 1 6 a n d April 6 . The season's final production is Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart. " Guest Director Dean Re­ mick directs this Pulitzer Prize winner on May 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p . m . a n d May 1 1 a t 2 p . m . o n Eastvold stage. Season subscriptions are avail­ able for the four mainstage pro­ ductions. The season tickets save 25 percent on admission price and guarantee the best seating . For further i nformation, write: Department of Communication ArtslTheater, PLU, Tacoma, WA 98447.

1 985-86 O rchestra

Conce rt Seaso n Featu res Outsta nding Solo Perfor mers Five concerts featuring student. faculty and professional musicians are scheduled for the University Symphony Orchestra 's 1 985-86 season . The orchestra is begin ning its 1 8th year under the direction of conductor Jerry Kracht. The concert series was launched Oct. 8 with a program featuring works by Wagner, Mendelssoh n, Berl ioz and Weber. Northwest Chamber Orchestra Concertmas­ t e r , M a rjorie K ra n sberg -Ta lvi, joi ned the orchestra as vi o l i n soloist. Seattle soprano and PLU faculty member Felicia Dobbs is spotlight­ ed in three excerpts from Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck in the Nov. 1 2 performance. The concert a lso includes works by Hervig and Schubert. On March 1 8, PLU professor­ /pianist Calvin Knapp joins the orchestra for an evening of great G e r m a n c l a s s ics by B ra h m s , Hayd n a n d Beethoven . A special program showcasing the talents of four outstanding student soloists - all winners of the 1 985-86 Student Soloists Competition - is scheduled for April 10. The season finale on May 13 is an all-orchestra program featuring two great masterpieces: Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major,

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Each performa nce beg ins at 8 p . m . i n Eastvold Auditoriu m. All U n iversity Sympho ny Or­ chestra concerts are complime n­ tary. For confirma tion or updated information call 545-762 7 .

Th ree-week Tou r Of Sca ndi navia Begins In May A 21 -day tour of the Scandina­ vian countries will leave Seattle­ Tacoma May 1 4. Endorsed by the PLU Alumni Association , the trip will be hosted by M i lton Nesvig , vice-president emeritus, and his wife, Hazel. The tour will start with a three­ day stay in Oslo, Norway where the g roup will partiCipate in the color­ ful 1 7th of May (Independence Day) festivities. stops from there will include Kristiansand, Stavang­ er, Bergen and Trondhei m . From Sundsvall, Sweden the tour will include Vasa, Turku and Helsinki in Finland. Two days in Stockholm will follow and the tour will wind up w ith th ree f u l l d ays in Copenhagen. Cost of the tour, including most meals, w i l l be a pproximate l y $2,395 . For brochure and other information contact Milton Nes­ vig, Pacific Lutheran University, tacoma, WA 98447; telephone, 206-535-7586.


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11 Development

's haring In strength ' F u n d ca m pa ig n Exceeds Coa l ;

steven ChoV, left, a pre-engineering student from Hong Kong, and Faida Nvirenda, right, a 1985 graduate in business administration from Tanzania, received assistance from the Nesvig International Students Scholarship Fund. Vice - Presiden t Emeritus Milton Nesvig and his wife, Hazel, created the fund. A generous contributor has been Rev MacKenzie Murrav, cen ter, of Hot Springs, Mont. Con tributions are welcome.

etired UW Educator And PLU Share New Natio al Busi ness Honor In a unique dual honor, both Pacific Lutheran University and an outstanding Northwest business ed ucator, D r. Kermit O. Ha nson, were selected as the fi rst particip­ ants in the John F. Mee Disti ng­ uished Professorship program, a new nationa l award granted by the chief accrediti ng body of business schools, the American Assembly of Colleg iate Schools of Business. Hanson is Dean Emeritus of the U n i v e r s i t y of W a s h i n g t o n Grad uate School of Business Ad ­ ministration.

New PLU Foru ms Exa mine Li bera l Arts. Tech nology A series of three Presidential Forums at PLU this year is intend­ ed to "relate the liberal arts to the demands of students for technical and professional com petence," according to proj ect d i recto r Robert Stivers, professor of re­ ligion. The series, open to the public, is funded by a g ra nt from the Con­ sortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education . Classes will be cancelled to allow students to fully participate in the foru m . " Information Systems" i s the topic of an all-day forum Tuesday, oct. 22. Speakers include business administration professor Steven Thrasher and communicaiton arts professors Michael Ba rta nen and Ch ristopher Spicer. Respondents are Jane Reisman, s o c i o l o g y ; G e o rg e A r b a u g h , philosophy and the English facul­ ty's Paul Benton and Sharon Jansen-Jaech. "Biomed ical Technology" is the topic of a J a n . 22 forum . The third forum April 1 5 examines "west­ ern Tech nology and Third World Development. "

The award, named for a well­ known Indiana university manage­ ment professor, was created to allow disti nguished business fi­ gures not only to teach at worthy institutions but to coordinate and to counsel on the realities of the business world and to enhance the professionalism of given prog­ ra ms. Ha nson was chosen not only for his disting uished teaching and scholarship but for active and critical contribution to the busi­ ness com mun ity in banking and i nternational economics, particu­ la rly relating to nations of the Pacific Rim. No scholar has done more to esta blish lin kages with world economies and with busi­ ness schools and the practicing business community, accord ing to PLU School of Busi ness Ad ­ ministration Dea n Dr. Gundar King . The grant for the John F. Mee Disti nguis hed Professo rs h i p i s $50,000. The amount was made possible through the generosity of C h icago business publisher Richard D. Irwin, who was also instrumental in conceiving the award . In add ition to the John F. Mee award to 'Dean Hanson , PLU also recently ap poi nted G. Robert Truex, Jr. as Dwight J . Zulauf Alumni Chair consulting Professor for 1 985-86. Truex is chairman of t h e R a i n i e r Ba n c o rpo ration , Seattle.

$1 7'.4 Million

Six years ago Pacific Lutheran University annou nced the beg in­ ning of a $16.5 million capital/en­ dowment fund campaign called "Sharing in Strength ." Major goals of the campaign were to build a new science center ($5 million), a fine arts center ($3 million), increase endowment. up­ g ra d e cu rrent fac i l ities, a n d undergird the university's fiscal stability. Last May the official fund - ra ising phase of the ca mpaign ended, though pledge payments will con­ tinue to be received for some time to come. By all measures, the cam paig n has been an unqualified success, with more than $1 7 . 4 million raised , and many campus projects fu nded and completed that were not envisioned six years ago. The largest and most visi ble accomplish ment was the co n ­ struction of the new William O. Rieke Science Center, completed at a cost of $8.9 million . Other campus capital projects totaling nearly $2 .5 million were not envisioned when the cam­ paign bega n but have vastly i m ­ proved campus capabilities a n d services. A complete report of the cam­ paig n, Report to Investors, is an

insert in this issue of Scene. It lists in deta i l the many accomplish­ ments of the fund d rive and recog nizes campaig n donors. But equally as im porta nt as the dollars raised, and their use, has been the growth in constituency support of the un iversity, accord­ ing to ca mpaign director Luther Bekemeier, vice-president for de­ velopment. The campa i g n has created interest, motivation and involvement among thousands of alumni and friends who were not close to the university in the past. he indicated . Also gratifying, he pointed out. was the fact that the cost of ra ising "Sharing in Strength" dol­ lars was 1 1 112 cents on a dollar. Average cost of fund raising in the U nited States, according to the National Fund Raising Institute, is 1 7.6 cents on a dollar. At its fall meeting, the PLU Board of Regents officially com mended the development office staff for "outstanding success in comple­ tion of the Sharing in -strength prog ram . " The commendations really be­ long to our donors," said Be­ kemeier. "It is their generosity that has made this effort a suc­ cess. "

continu ing Education For Nurses A Ra pid ly Crowi ng PLU Service C o nt i n u i n g e d u c a t i o n fo r nurses has become one of the im portant functions of the Pacific Luth e ra n U n iversity School of Nursi ng, according to Cynthia Mahoney. Mahoney, the director of the PLU Conti nuing Education in Nurs­ ing prog ra m, called attention to a broad variety of cou rses offered each semester. Most are one-day events, each of which is approved for four to eight Washi ngton State Nurses Association contact hours. The p r og r a m h a s g r o w n dramatically since Mahoney be­ came the program's first full-time coord inator in 1 981 . Both the nu mber of offeri ngs and nu mber of participa nts has doubled since that ti me. There were 51 prog­ rams and 1 ,052 part,icipants last year. Although a number of the fall offerings have been held, or the

Nordic Nig ht Oala In J u ne Ra ises Nearly $9,000 was realized as a result of the second annual Nordic Night, held in June at the Tacoma Cou ntry and Golf Club. Donations have been earmark­ ed for the Scandi navian Cultural

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Center Building Fund. $2,200 of the $6,509 total will be matched by Lutheran Brotherhood in memory of former PLU com munication a rts professor Ted Karl. In addition to ticket sales, Nordic

registration deadline is past. there are still several 1 985 offerings a va i la b le. Mahoney encou rages nurses to make contact with her to get on a mailing list for regular course announcements. I ntrod uction to Therapeutic Touch will be held Oct. 1 8. A repeat is set for Nov. 1 6. Seve r a l u n i ts o f a P h a r ­ m otherapeutics for CRNs and AR NPs are still to come in October and November. Helping People Change is a Nov. 2 offeri ng . The Nurse and the Law will be held oct. 22, and there are several remaining un its in the Ambulatory Care series: Oct. 1 7 and 24, and Nov. 7 and 1 4 . Registration dead l i n e is o n e week i n advance of each class. For more information contact Cynthia Mahoney, PLU School of Nursing, or call 535-7685.

$9.000 Night income was generated by a tri p to Sca ndinavia raffle (donated by All About Travell and sale of Scandinavian flag sweat shirts. The event was sponsored by the Scandi navian Cultura l Council.

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Retrospective Look A t Past Decade Reveals Campus Gro wth, Progress, A Chart For Future Direction President's State of the university address, delivered at the Faculty Fall Conference, Sept 6, 1985

An invitation to nourish our U niversity might be taken to imply that it is presently malnourished and desperately in need of sustenance. Quite to the contrary, while there always will remain requests and expec­ tations for assistance beyond the University's capacity to provide, the nourishment g iven by all of us together during the decade from 1 975176 to 1 984/85 (the year just completed) has produced a thriving institution in which we all can find justifiable satisfaction . Let us reflect for a few minutes on several of the areas of g rowth produced by ten years of nourishing . Beginning with first things first, let me report to you some of the changes that have occurred with faculty in the ten years past. Perhaps it will surprise you to learn that only a minority of you has been at Pacific Lutheran University for the full decade. Not indicative of excessive turnover, or even of extensive retirements, the fact that slig htly more than half of the active faculty on the 1 984/85 official roster were appointed after 1 975 is strong evidence of institutional vitality and g rowth since then . The percent of facu lty tenured has fluc­ tuated in the narrow range of slightly less than 1 0 percentage points over the decade, with lowest being 51 . 6 percent in 1 977178, the highest 61 .5 percent in 1 979/80, and the current percent tenure holding at 61 .3 percent. Again a positive sign for institutional well-being . New faculty recruited since 1 975 have been progressively better credentialled, have increased the U niversity's total Phi Beta Kappa faculty complement and, as judged by reading this year's an nual reports, have brought many who have received truly outstanding teaching evaluations, evidenced strong scholarship, and led in many ways in University and community service. While all of us, and specifically the Presi­ dent, strongly affirm the need to compen­ sate faculty and staff better, it should not go unnoticed that average salaries for continu­ ing faculty more than doubled ( 1 1 0%) during the decade, exceeding the cu mulative cost of living increases by some 20 percentage pOints, and that total compensation did far better than that. In addition, it is hearten ing to note that not only has the level of dollar support for each faculty person on sabbatical been increased, but both the total and the percentage of faculty participating in sabbat­ icals have been significantly augmented . Specifically, in 1 975176 when there were only 1 84 full-time faculty, 1 8 or 9.8 percent of them enjoyed some type of sabbatica l . For the year we are about to enter, 26 or 1 1 .1 percent of our 235 full-time faculty will be on similar leaves. M uch more could be said about the positive changes in faculty during the last ten years, but suffice it to say that the President acknowledges with ever g rowing admiration and appreciation faculty quality and contribution to the University. If the past decade has seen changes in

faculty, there must also have been alterations in students, credit hours, and alumni. Al­ though, as will be noted again later, these have not been in the same proportion as changes in faculty and staff, they have nonetheless been g ratifyi ngly positive I n forms of full-time equivalents (f.t.e. 's), the 1 975176 student number of 2853 increased 1 0.2 percent to 3 1 44 in 1 984/85. An average of slightly better than one point per year, its g rowth has been "sawtooth " in configura ­ tion, making budget predictions particularly d ifficult. Especially gratifying, in the face of strong negative predictions about enroll­ ments in the 1 980's, is this g rowth which

The Sharing in Strength cam ­ paign g o a l wa s s u rpassed, reaching $1 7. 4 million. ' enabled PLU in the fall of 1 984 to attain the status of being the largest private under­ graduate institution, not just in Washington, but in the entire Northwest. Massive nourish­ ment by all of us was req uired to reach this position, but having attained it, we must realize gratification not beca use "bigger is better, " but because growth simply would not have occurred unless that total University program was being perceived as being of value by more and more constituents. Tied to g rowth in students has been credit hour prod uctivity with total fiscal year hou rs changing from 90,247 in 1 975176 to 1 06,1 61 in 1 984/85 . The majority of this 1 7 .6 percent growth occurred in 1 984/85 and primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences, apparently reflecting the change to the tuition umbrella charge prog ra m . Summer school. which I reported just a yea r ago a s a n all-time high for 1 984, was surpassed by new record credit

Dr. William O. Rieke

hour and headcount levels for 1 985 . And of course with more students and more hours we also have enjoyed producing more g raduates in the last ten years. While the span of 1 965 to 1 975 showed 5,000 persons added to PLU 's alumni, in the 1 975 to 1 985 decade the number of g raduates increased by 7,857 . Nearly 40 percent of all the alumni in the 94 year history of PLU have received thei r degrees in the last decade. Encouragi ng is the fact that interest and commitment to their alma mater of those alumni as measured by their willing ness to suppo rt PLU f i n a n ci a l ly have increased dramatically. In 1 979/80 only 1 ,524 of all alumni contributed, but in the last year more than twice as many, or 3,62 1 , individuals gave or pledged to some U niversity cause. Academic quality of students entering PLU as measured by test scores and class ran k has remained consistently high during the decade (in spite of increased competition), and it took a marked step up in 1 984/85 . If one looks for changes in the student body over the ten years, two immediately noticeable trends are the increasing international presence on campus (5.5 percent of head count in 84/85), and the fact that up to 30 percent of our underg raduates are 25 years of age or older. Changes during the past decade in faculty and students have, of course, been accom­ p a n i e d b y m a n y e x ce l l e n t n ew or strengthened progra ms. The list is much too long to attempt, but most of us here recall just by way of exa mple - the days when there were no separate departments of social work or anthropology; no significant prog rams in special education, Scandinavian studies, international studies, or computer science; no program at all in cooperative education, family and children's center, acce lerated u n derg raduate re-entry for adults, and many others. Similarly, summer programm ing - both academic and conference hosting - has increased dramatically with all time record volumes in both being established this summer. Although not suited for all students, the success story of the Core II or Integ rated Stud ies Prog ram whose life most nearly overlaps the decade we a re now examining deserves particular mention . From fledgling and uncertain status in 1 975, the program has strugg led but prospered, so that from its most recent report we read "ISP has become a prog ram firmly rooted as an alternative CORE . It has achieved the dynamism en­ visioned by its founders and has maintained its attractiveness to students." In a manner simila r to the g ra nt which initiated ISP, more rece nt g ra nts have bro u g ht other important prog rammatic changes. Two related but distinct such initiatives are the Honeywell Scholars prog ­ ram by which faculty are encouraged to develop and use courses of computer aided instruction and the Consortium for the Avancement of Private H ig her Education (CAPHE) g rant received last spring to augment the efforts of our Technology and Liberal Arts Committee. Under the leadership


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of Dr. Robert Stivers, three University-wide forums will occur sponsored by CAPHE in 1 985/86. We cannot leave this admittedly sketchy and partial review of programmatic develop­ ments of the past decade without noting the nourishment provided by the faculty group known as IMP - Information Management Planning group Their recommendations re­ lating to the computer explosion and the blending of technology and the liberal arts received the final implementing step this summer when Dr. Howard Bandy, professor of mathematics and computer science, ac­ cepted appointment as Dean of Computing for the University. Reporting directly to the President, Dean Bandy has responsibility and authority for all University supported academic, administrative and research com­ puting. A review of previous Presidential State of the University addresses provides interesting insights into how vigorously we hav � worked

'In 1 984, PL U became the largest private undergraduate institu ­ tion in the North west. ' to nourish facilities development on our campus. How gratifying it is, then, to note that complementing the variety of previous remodeling projects and the building of new facilities for math/computer science and the physical plant. the year 1984/85 was truly signal with regard to new facilities. The Names Fitness Center, the linkage to Parkland/Spanaway sewer with the removal of the old septic treatment facilities, and the opening of the Rieke Science Center were great encouragements to all. Now that by a 6 to 3 ruling the Washington Supreme Court has declared constitutional the issuance of tax exempt bonds, remodeling continues widespread across campus. The 11. 5 million dollar issue to be floated this September has allowed a complete upgrade of Ramstad Hall for the School of Nursing in the top two floors, and for the Academic Advising and Writing Centers, Cooperative Education, Career Services, Counseling and Testing, a student computer laboratory, and other new functions on the first floor. Rewiring, a new roof, windows, elevator, and newly pointed bricks and masonry have significantly restored Harstad Hall, the origin­ al campus of the University and the one building on campus to be included in the roster of National Historic Sites. Other reno­ vation or improvement projects such as new elevators in Tingelstad and new parking lots on both upper and lower campus are at or near completion, and attention now turns to Ingram Hall which is scheduled for significant upgrading by spring of 1986. Funding of the new music facility now is both the President's and the Development Office's first capital priority. Projects beyond these have been listed in the Five-Year Plan to the Centennial. Briefly, but interestingly now, we report on how nourishment has allowed positive changes in finances during the last decade. A budget of $11 ,689,165 in 1975/76 grew 189.7 percent to $33,867,613 in 1984/85. No one knows how grateful I am to be able to report that once again our external auditors found the 1984/85 fiscal year to end with positive fund balances. Nonetheless, balance we did. Most significantly, because of the Sharing in Strength Capital Campaign, the university's assets increased over $4. 6 million for the largest annual increase in PLU's history and the largest percentage increase in seventeen years.

With a ten-year budget increase of 1 89.7 percent. tuition increased by the smaller percentage of 146. 6 percent. This means that. although still very tuition sensitive, the University is less so per student than it was a decade ago Instructive to me during the summer were conversations with presidents of other Northwest independent institutions who, for their own reasons, were preparing ten-year reviews. Remarkably constant from institution to institution were growth rates in fixed costs, generally three-fold, and salaries - generally, as reported earlier for PLU two-fold. Interesting, however, was the fact that even the better endowed institutions experienced greater absolute and percen­ tage increases in tuition than did PLU. A major part of the last decade has been devoted to the establishing and nourishing of a Development Office. In terms of gifts received (viz., cash from all sources), the 680,116 dollar figure of 1975176 increased 444.9 percent to $3,706,001 in 1984/85. The average cost of raising monies of all kinds during the last six years has been 13.8 cents per dollar, and the average cost o� raising Sharing in Strength money during the same period was 11.6 cents on the dollar. Both of these figures are very low as compared to costs in comparable institutions. In spite of having literally to start from ground zero i.e., there was no Vice President for Develop­ ment in 1975/76 - the Development Office has become competitive and on occasion surpasses total funds raised per year by other more established institutions. A brochure describing the total Sharing in Strength campaign is now available for perusal. Permit just three comments about it at this moment: 1) the total goal of $1 6.5 million was surpassed, reaching $17. 4 million; 2) a variety of projects not envisioned in the original campaign were funded and are explained; and 3) while the Rieke Science Center required borrowing for completion, it is correctly described in the brochure as totally funded by gifts, for as those gifts and

'A president's job is to help people have a vision of their potential. A great disservice is done when we don 't help them understand they ha ve most of the responsibility for their lives. ' -Roger Porter, Harvard former White House Fellow pledges are collected over time they will retire both principal and interest on funds borrowed to permit timely completion. We celebrate the successful completion of Shar­ ing in Strength, and I thank all on the faculty and staff who participated in it or in the annual fund through Q-Club support. So, though much more could and probably should be said about the great returns we have experienced from nurturing the Univer­ sity together during the past decade, I have sketched at least a few highlights related to faculty, students, programs, facilities, fi­ nances, and the development operation. Let us turn now to a brief but intense prospective look at nourishing our University. Our plan to the Centennial, the product of our jOint planning and interaction, estab­ lishes five priorities. Viewed against past attainments, it will be a major challenge for all of us. Frnm where the President sits and together with the general overview that pOSition provides, the Plan describes where the PLU ship of state can and must go. In that plan, there is indicated a deliberate

and positive attempt to turn what some would perceive as a weakness - namely the personnel intensive nature of the University - into a strength. We also describe a means for changing the degree of personnel inten­ siveness over time in such a way that the kind of salary increments, protected investment in academic programs, and enhancements to faculty growth and development we all want can become a reality. Further, as discussed previously, the last decade has witnessed growth in many parameters including numbers of students, faculty and staff. Growth rates, however, have not been the same. F.t.e. students have increased 10.2 percent. while f.t.e. staff increased 14.9 percent. and f.t.e. faculty enlarged by 22.8 percent. Since the single greatest source of expense is faculty and staff payroll, it takes no mathematical genius to grasp the fundamental truth that expan­ sion of total payroll demand at a rate greater than the growth of income (primarily student derived) absolutely precludes increasing compensation per person to the extent we all desire and affirm. I must emphasize that at root this is the central problem. It can neither be ignored nor denied and it is only com­ pounded by increases in "fixed" or other uncontrollable expenses. Since the University is prospering and is nowhere near anything like financial exigen­ cy, we have a choice to make. We must make the choice together. The administration neither is able nor should it make it alone. The first choice is simply to affirm past practices. We have done well; we have strong reputation; we may continue to thrive by just carrying on as we have. The obvious cost of this choice is continuing past salary practices, viz., increases at something above the cost of living but not much greater. The second choice is seriously, cooperatively, and in some manner - whether exactly the one suggested in The Centen nial Plan or some other - to alter staffing ratiOS by combining an attrition related reduction in payroll demand with increased revenue obtained by joint efforts at student recruitment such that augmented salaries, above cost of living, can be attained. The choice is ours, but is ours together. The strong request that came from faculty a year ago to be involved in the planning process was honored, and I believe was honored to mutual gain. However, joint involvement doesn't simply mean participating in the planning of goals, or articulation of expecta­ tions, or the setting forth of requirements for support. It also means participating in providing the means - all of them - needed to generate the needed support. Roger Porter, of Harvard 'University and formerly a White House Fellow and advisor under Presidents Ford and Reagan, is quoted in the Aug. 19, 1985 issue of TlME magazine as saying, "People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. No one is going to make a change if they think they can avoid it. A President's job is to help people have a vision of their potential. A great disservice is done when we don't help them understand they have most of the responsibility for their lives." I am not the President of the United States, but I am the President of the largest private undergraduate university in the Northwest and also one of which we all can be infinitely proud. I would not do you, my friends and colleagues, the disservice of failing to help you understand that you have most of the responsibility for your lives although I am eager to share it with you. It is our University, let's nourish it! !


LUttIer.In untvenlty Scene

october '985


Tha n k You

. S pea ki ng I n who are both friends and alums - PLU is a friendly place and it seems to attract fi ne people.

BV David Berntsen Director of Development

. Differe nt Ways

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T ank you for being In the Q Club. It is very difficult to clearly state how very appreciative I am of your support. Your gifts a re increas­ ing ly an important key in PLU's contin uing success. The Q Club was founded in 1 972 to thank people for making the most difficult type of gift - the unrestricted gift. The Q Club was also formed to encourage not only the alum but also the non -alum, as friend, to become a pa rt of the PLU family. Since 1 972 Q Club members have given over $4 million unre­ stricted dollars to help PLU and its students. Over the past 13 years many wonderful people have made Q Club growth possible. These volunteers have often also become my close friends. Such was the case with Clare and Olga Grahn. Thus it is with g reat sadness that I must report that Clare died i n Septemb­ er while working at his boat dock. Clare was Q Club president from 1976-79. Under his dedicated leadership, the annual membership of the Q Club grew from 506 to 917. Clare and Olga were extremely generous to PLU and many other charitable causes. Clare was a great Christian example and source of encouragement to me. In many ways Clare's life was an example of what I believe we are trying to teach here at PLU . First of all, Clare believed in quality education . His two daughters and most of his grandchildren attended PLU . The Christian faith was central to his life which led him to want to serve others. Developing and en­ couraging that kind of service orientation in our students is central to our mission here at PLU. Finally, Clare was a very friendly person. This also parallels comments to me by donors

coming Events : Thursday, oct. 24 Q Club Fellows Dinner, f?ainier Club in Seattle. Featured speaker: Dr Chris­ topher Browning, PLU history professor Frida y, Dec. 6 Complimentary Christmas Con­ cert for Q Club members, Pantages Theatre, featuring the Choir of the West and the University Chorale. Saturda y, Dec. 14 - Second regional Q Club banquet, fol/owing Christmas Concert in Spokane. Concert, 4 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. -


New Q Club mem bers since last issue of SC E N E

Increase to senior Fellow: M/M George Davis

FellOWS: M/M Hollis Day. M/M Fra n k Kl epster and M/M Richard Rapp.

Increase to Fellow: M/M William Rea and Zion Lutheran C h u rch, Kent

ASSOCiate Fellow: M/M Cha rles Fedde. M/M Daniel Horsfall and . M rs . M a rgaret Lowe.

Members: M/M Hans Antonsen, M/M John Arne, Jan ice Barker, Omar Bendikas, M/M Cl ifford Blegen, M/M David Boh rma n . DIM C h a rles Brunner, DIM Robert Carmichael. M/M Lloyd Cleven. M/M M i chael C u llom. E. John Dahlberg J r .. M/M Irving Degroot a n d M/M H. N. Dick. Also James Funfar. RIM G ra nt Gard. M/M RICHARD Gesinger. M/M Bruce G raham. Roger K. H a nsen. M/M Rob H u lse, M/M Arg il Jeffery. MlM Lyle Kingston. Donna Ah rens Lewis. M/M John Liming. M/M ROBERT Loveri n . Rick McCrorie and DIM David McNabb. Steven Melto n . M/M John Morg a n , Our Savior's Lutheran C h u rch. Salem, OR, DIM Arth u r Ozol i n . M a rga ret Peper, M / M G regg Shan kle, M/M Carl Searcy Jr., st. Peters Lutheran C h u rc h Spoka ne, DIM Charles Tschopp. and John M. Weswig . ln

MemOriam : Bea Blucher. g iven by M i n nie H a nsen .

Tax Cha nges May Affect C h a rita b l e Givi ng I n 1 986


By Edgar Larson Director Of Planned Giving

A recent article in the Wall street Journal was entitled "Schools Using Tax Bill to Prod Donors to Give . " The main thrust of the article was that many schools are telling their donors that it may be less expensive to make a g ift this year than next. This just might be a good idea! If a tax reform bill is passed in either 1 985 or 1986, with the changes desired by President Reagan, there could be some far-reaching effects. Some proposed changes that could affect you are: the number of tax brackets would go from 1 4 as it currently stands, to only three 15%, 25% and 35%; personal exemptions would double to $ 2,000; the definition of taxable income would be broader; state and

local taxes would be non-deductible; and many other deductions would be eliminated as well. Are there some things you can do in case the tax reform passes as President Reagan wishes? Yes. Here are some thoughts that a number of financial plan ners are suggesting. First, defer as much income as possible into 1986. This will defer your taxes unti l a time when rates will probably be lower. Secondly. accelerate your deductions and take as many of them as possible in 1985 . This would include such things as the payment of state and local taxes, or the payment of union dues. Also, as we mentioned at the start of this column, gifts to charities, made in 1985, could just possibly be worth more to you this year than next (and the charities will probably welcome the gifts as weliD If you have a ny questions, please contact: Edgar Larson Director of Planned Olvlng Paclflc Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447 (206) 535·7420

By Harvey Neufeld Executive Director of Church Relations

Du ring vacation this summer I watched some hikers get on our train. Their seats were close to ours, so I fol lowed their excited movements with interest It had obviously been a frantic dash to get on boa rd . As backpacks slid off their shoulders and thumped to the floor they continued their conversations without i nterruption . This was all the more remarkable since the hands used so deftly in rearranging their gear were employed during the entire time in conversa­ tion . Literally, they tal ked with their hands! They were all hearing i mpaired . So much excitement! So much silence! Alternatives to verbal communication were a necessity for them. To us the search for these alternatives is an opportunity. We know many of them already Babies know the comfort and value of touch . Teenagers know the forgiveness in a smile or a parental caress. Children delight their elders with songs and music, played and sung with excellence that tells of g ratefulness for lessons and discipline. Definitely - good , non-verba l commun ications happen all the time. Jim Peterson is editor of SCENE. Today I read his poem, "Pendulum." Jim is patient, phi losophica l, wise, a man of reason. realistic. who thinks and feels deeply about many th ings. Jim's wife died last week . I wish I could write a poem or use sign language or find some d ramatic way to tell him how much I ca re about him and his family and how much I enjoyed Sharon. For now maybe I'll just go downstairs and shake his hand . The Pendulum The pendulum swings To and fro Yet as it travels A cross space From one passing trend toward another It always returns To the center To the base To the starting pOint, Those realities that are lasting Beyond the passions Of the era Or the moment. - James L. Peterson -


Pactflc LutI1eran

University SCene

October 1985


Ti m e To G et Ba c k And Give Ba c k To PLU

B y Janet Sheffels preSident, Alumni Association

A S peci a l Place

By Jim Peterson Director, University Relations

Never, in the more than 1 5 years I have served as Scene editor, have I written a purely personal editorial . But I feel compelled to take the liberty of doing so now. We often find ourselves saying (and writ­ ing ! ) that Pacific Lutheran U niversity is a "special place . " The definition seems trite, we search for something more unique, yet those words continue to be repeated . We sense the "special" feeling as we go a bout our work, our studies a nd our play. It is friend liness. It is collegiality. There is good will, trust, cooperation, generosity and wil­ lingness. Rarely do we experience rancor, mistrust. conflict, jealousy or reluctance. Is it an uncommon institutional ambience? It seems so. And we continue to try to put a finger on the reason. Usually we credit the Chri stian beliefs and attitudes that many of us share. Yet Christians are not above conflict a nd misunderstanding. Nor do non-Chris­ tians necessa rily lack collegiality. So reasons still remain elusive. I have known, and have written with conviction, that PLU is a "special place . " But never has it been as acutely obvious as during the recent days following the death of my wife, Sharon. The expressions of love and support have been overwhelming. There were PLU visitors at our house. There were PLU callers on the phone. There were PLU cards a nd letters in the mail. There was PLU food i n our re­ frigerator. There were PLU friends at the memorial service and PLU flowers on display. There were PLU g ifts to Sharon's memorial. There continue to be offers of support, to the point that I become embarrassed by the attention. Yet there is understanding in the attention, a nd I accept it with g ratitude, because the hours without it are the most d ifficult. Tears come as I write this. Because my most oft repeated thought these past days has been : The love is being expressed for Sharon, even by many who did not know her. And she isn't here to share it! And then I remind myself that maybe she is. Maybe, from that other "Special Place" we a re able to continue to share experiences with our earthbound friends and loved ones . I believe she is happy and at peace now. But I would a lso hope that she is also a ble to share in the love that is being expressed for her here. My g ratitude to all of you !

Have YOU found yourself reminiscing late­ ly, things seeming to wind down a little, and YOU may even find yourself thinking about those PLU (or PLC ! ) classmates and wonder what has ever happened to them? Those fun snowbal l fights that we had when we received the first snow in over four years. Yes, I suppose for me these thoughts are so very fresh on my mind, because I was able to spend one fantastic week in Hawaii this summer with five very dea r friends with whom I g raduated from PLU . Our friendship has become such an i mportant part of our lives, and we have known one another for 32 years now. To many of YOU, you a ren't even that old . This is a friendship that began at PLU . It's the common bond that has kept us in touch and will continue to do so. It would be neat to hear from others who have made special lasting friendships also. I know YOU care. After making a plea for locating lost alums, 1 61 of YOU responded, helping us locate 334 alums. We than k YOU for that. Are YOU looking for other ways that you can g et back a nd g ive back? I will list some ideas that might get you going. 1 ) ALU M N I AWARDS - we can always use help in identifying alums who a re making special contributions to their profession, community, or nation. 2) HOMECOMING - first of all - please come! The Board is working closely with students to make a fun -filled weekend for YOU. Maybe you're thinking - "Something is missing" - then maybe you're the one to help with ideas for that weekend. 3) STUDENT RECRUITM ENT - a special way of "Reaching Out and Touching Someone" is

to recommend your Un iversity to them. This has become an i mportant emphasis for our alumni in an age when higher education has declined . 4) CLASS REPRESENTATIVE - if YOU would like to help organize a yearly letter to your classmates as well as an every five-year reunion for Homecoming, this is certainly one a rea where YOU can become involved . 5) ALU M N I ASSOCIATION BOARD - has meetings three times a year a nd perhaps YOU would like to be considered for a spot with this working body. Did I spark an interest for YOU? If so get in touch with our Alumni office and let us know of your willing ness to help and in what area . The PLU Alumni Association is looking for individuals who want to GET BACK AND GIVE BACK. 6) Q-Club has g rown so tremendously under the d irection of Dave Berntsen and John Aakre that they now find it necessary for us to help enlist and recruit new people to assist students who are in need of scholar­ ships. 7) FUNDING - yes, YOU a re needed here too as a recruiter and as a donor. PLU will remain a viable and an effective educational institution because we, the Alumni, care. We have experienced increased visability and recognition over the years. I have revisited some campuses that I visited as a PLC cheerleader in 1 953 and 1 954. Most still seem the same. Then I return to good old PLU a nd I can see what WE the Alumni have done to help PLU g row and change with the times. We need YOUR continued help to identify donors and to encourage gifts to our school . As I become more involved at PLU - a s I G ET BACK AND GIVE BACK - I come away saying, I always get back more than I g ive. I'm sure you'll fi nd the same true for you . Our alums are "Something Special" too!

The I m porta nce Of Space

B y John Adlx AsSistant To The President

With g reat anticipation I planted my first garden as a young man in Nebraska . The first shoots of the corns talks were a nice shade of g reen a nd healthy. I was proud of the straightness of my rows. With continued a nticipation I watched the g rowing and maturing process throughout the summer. As the time of harvest however, I was disappointed to find a very small yield. My neighbor, a fifty-year veteran farmer, then commented : "You have to g ive your corn more space." I learned the value of space. God's g rowings need space. In order to bring the proper yield, God's g rowing creation needs space to draw the nurture from its surroundings. God's children require space to g row. As fam ily, parents, g ua rdians, spouses we g ive

students space as they pursue their life on campus. The d istance from campus is not as important as the space that is available. PLU is a place to g row. It is a nurturing place. It is a place to g row i n mind, body, and spirit. The resources a re here. The student will find them, and create his/her space. We, who are sending, or letting go, a re important in that process, because we can help in giving space. For God's harvest to g ive a proper yield, it is essential to have the space.

16 Admissions

1 985-86 Ad m i ssions Trave l Sched u l e

Prospective Students ...

Following is a tentative PLU travel schedule for Fa ll 1 985, which includes a combination of individual high school visits, college fai rs, Lutheran events and ch urch gatherings, Alumni, pa rents, pastors and friends are welcome to attend, along with prospective students. You are encouraged to write the Office of Adm issions, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington 98447 or call 535-7 1 51 (locaD; 1 -800-2255758 (Washington State); 1 -800-446-4449 (other states) regarding visits in your area. Also in many cases, high school counselors can provide schedule information, UTAH

ALASKA Anchorage Anch orage Fairbanks Kenai Peninsula

Sept. 23-2S Oct 30-Nov. 1 Oct. 27-29 Sept. 26-27


Oct. 27

CALIFORNIA Bay Area Canejo Valley Central Valley Los Angeles/ orange County Sacramento Sacramento Sacramento San Diego San Jose

Oct. 3-6/1 0- 1 6 Oct. 24 Oct. 9 Nov. 6-8 Oct 7-8 Oct 23 Nov. 1 4 Nov. 10-1 1 Oct. 22

COLORADO Oct. 1 2 -20


HAWAII Honolulu

Nov. 12-21

IDAHO Boise Bonners Ferry Coeur D'Alene Sandpoint


Oct. 26-27

Salt Lake City

Oct. 29 Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Sept. 30

MINN ESOTA Minneapolis

Sept. 1 6- 1 8

MONTANA Bigfork Billings Billings Bozeman Butte Columbia Falls Great Fails Great Falls Hamilton Havre Helena Kalispell Kalispell Laurel Lewistown Livingston Missoula Missoula Polson

Oct. 1 Oct. 4-7 Oct. 23 Oct. 4 oct. 3 Oct. 1 Oct. 9 Oct 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 9 Oct. 3 Oct. 1 Oct. 30 Oct, 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 4 Oct 2 Oct, 29 Oct, 29

NEVADA Las Vegas

Oct. 28

N EW MEXICO Albuquerque

Oct. 20

ORECON Astoria Central Oregon Portland Valley Portland Portland South/Coastal Oregon Willa mette Valley

Oct. 25 Nov. 1'1 - 1 2 Oct. 7-10 Oct. 21 -24 Nov. 22-23 Nov. 4-8 Nov. 20-23

WASHINCTON High School/College Conference Programs Host Institutions: Oct 25 Big Bend C.c. Nov. 20 Centralia C , C . Nov, 1 8 Clark C . C . Oct. 31 Columbia Basin c.c. Oct. 2 9 Eastern Washington U . Oct 24 Ellensburg H . s . oct, 8 Fort Steilacoom C. C. Oct. 28 Gonzaga U. Nov. 21 Grays Harbor c.c. oct 10 Green River C.C. Oct. 9 Highline c.c. Nov. 1 9 Lower Columbia C.C. Oct, 1 7 Omak H.S, Oct. 7 Pacific Luthera n U . Nov. 8 Peninsula C.c. Oct. 1 5 Skagit Valley c.c. Nov. 21 south PugetSound C . C . Oct. 23 Sun nyside H.S, Oct 1 7 Tonasket H.S. Oct. 23 Toppenish H.S. Oct. 7 U . of PugetSound Oct. 30 Washington State U, Oct. 18 Wenatchee Valley c.c. Oct 1 6 Western Washington U . Oct. 21 Yakima Valley C.C.

SEATTLE AREA Oct. 14 Nov. 6 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 4 NOv. 1 3 Nov 1 2 Nov 14

Bellevue C.c . Edmonds C . C . Everett C.C. Olympic CC. Shoreline CC. Seattle U . South Seattle C.C. U . of Washington

Lutheran College Nights City


Denver seattle San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix

Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 27 Oct, 28



6-9 pm 7-9 pm 7-9 pm 6-8 pm 7-9 pm

The RegencY Hotel Seattle Marriott Hotel Red Lion Inn Sheraton Plaza La Reina Hotel Sheraton Greenway Inn

Mlnortty Team College Conference Date Host Institution Yakima Valley CC Columbia Basin cc. Wenatchee Valley C. C. Gonzaga Univ. Western Wash. Univ. Fort Steilacoom C. C Peninsula C,c. Highline CC. Lower Columbia C.C,

Sept. 1 6 Sept. 1 7 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 27

League Day Will Attract 1 ,000 Youth To PLU Up to 1 ,000 h igh school age youth will visit Pacific Lutheran U niversity Saturday, October 19, for the campus' annual League Day, The young people represent youth g roups fro m Lutheran churches in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, All of the campus recreational facilities will be available to the

visitors, along with ad missions presentations and ca mpus tours, In the afternoon the Leaguers will attend the PLU- Eastern Ore­ gon football game at Lakewood Stadium, The event is sponsored by the PLU Admissions Office, For further information contact Mary R, John­ son at 535-71 51

Dates and Events to Remember

Octo ber 1 th rough November 30

Early Decision Candidates Notification of Adm ission Decisions

October 1 9

PLU League Day

Beginn ing­ November 1 5

Financial Aid Forms (FAFs) will be ava ilable at high school and college counseling offices (Do not mail before Jan . 1 )

Beginning: December 1

Notification of adm ission decisions to fres hmen and transfer applicants with completed applications

Between­ January 1 and February 1

Complete FAF and mail it to the College Scholarship Service (eSS) for analysis

February 9 March 1

Ad missions Open House Date by wh ich applications for adm ission must be completed and analysis of FAF is to be received from CSS in order to be given maximum financial aid consideration

Beginning­ April 1

Mailing of Financial Aid Awards

Beginning­ May

Advance Registration for New Students

Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our alumni and friends who played a part in the recruiting process this past yea r, Much of our success is'due to your assistance in referring prospective students to us and promoting our visits in your a rea. And, with the intensifying com petition among colleges and universities for a smaller pool of high school graduates, your assista nce will be even more important in the future . Best wishes fo r the year ahead and please do not hesitate to contact our office if we may be of assistance. We look forward to your continued support! Ja mes Van Beek Cynthia M ichael Mary Johnson David Gunovich Brian Olson Camille Eliason C h ris Hughes Heather Dixon Bonnie Koenig

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Many of our students first became Interested In Pacific Lutheran Un iversity 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 1986 and 1987. Prospective transfer student Information IS also encouraged.


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Class Notes

Janet Sheffels New Alu m President

1 950 LARRY HAUGE has been appOi nted to a new position as executive d i rector of U nited Way of Chelan a nd Douglas counties. Larry has been a resident of Wenatchee, Wash . , si nce 1 975 and was associated with the WerTatchee School District as an admin istrative assistant for curriculum prior to h is retirement from education in 1 983. Larry served two terms on the Board of the A l u m n i Association and was the Alumni repre­ sentative to the PLU Board of Regents. M/M Henry Berntsen ( I DA H I N DER­ LIE) celebrated their 50th wedding a n nivers a ry on J u ne 18 with a n open house at their home on Fix Isla nd . Henry is a retired mai ntena nce fore­ man of Pacific Lutheran U n iversity and Ida is a retired teacher. P A T R I CIA JONES x'53, has been n a med vice president of Fi rst Inters­ tate Bank of Washington's Parkland bra n c h . She has been with Fi rst Inters­ tate si nce 1 961 . PHILIP MY H R E is professor and chair­ m a n of the department of chemistry at Ha rvey M udd Col lege i n Claremont, Calif.

1 955 M/M H arley C h ristopherson (MARIE KOPPY) celeb rated thei r 50th wedding a n n iversary on May 29. Ha rley is a retired m usic professor of PLU and administrator for the C lover Park School District. M a ri e i s a retired teacher.

1 957 S i x members o f t h e Class o f 1 957 would suggest that the very best way to celeb rate 32 years of friends h i p (and turning 5 0 D is t o spend a week together on Maul . The six were Jan (Wigen) Sheffels, Carolyn (Hoogner) Hillis, Marilyn (Hefty) Katz, Helen (Jor­ da nger) Nordquist, Lorraine (Sch m ick) Beardemphl and Donna (Miller) Lewis.

1 960 RICHARD ELLINGSON a dentist i n general practice i n Parkland h a s be­ come i nvolved i n forensic dentistry . a nd a Mass Disaster Forensic Dentistry Team for the State of Washington.

1 961 J U DY (Heitman) CRAWFO R D is teach ­ ing kindergarten in Grand Prairie, Tex . , t o be close to daughters, Sara and Ci ndy who are students at North Texas State U n iversity. Her other daug hters Malia and Crystal will be attending school where J udy teaches . DARRY L D EDMAN is Command Den ­ tal Su rgeon for USAF Space Com mand a nd Base Dental Su rgeon at Peterson AFB, Colo.

Janet (Wigen 5 7) Sheffels is the new president of the PLU Alumni Association . A homemaker from Wilbur, Wash. , she succeeds Rich Hamlin '59 of Port Angeles. First vice-president is Connye (Idstrom '63) Hager, a homemaker from Billi ngs, Mont. Jack Oliver '66, a law firm administrator from Sacramento, Calif., is second vice­ president. New members of the board include James Hushagen 70, an attorney from Puyallup elected to a four-year term; Dr. Arlis Adolf 71 of Denver and John Edlund '61 of Carmichael, Calif. Dr. Adolf, a med­ ical doctor, and Edlund, a data processing manager, were ap­ pOinted to fill two-year unexpired terms. N e w l y a p poi nted a t - l a r g e members a re Donna (Ahrens '57) Lewis and Tracy Totten 75, both of Pasadena, Calif. Lewis is an execu­ tive director of the YWCA; Totten is a partner in a steel manufactur­ ing firm. � Re-elected board members a re Glenn Campbell of Eugene, Ore . ; Betty (Johnson '66) Helseth of Tacoma, and Kathy (Lorentzen 77) Johnson of Seattle. Re-appoi nted at-large memb­ ers a re Esther Ellickson 58 of Tacoma and Jack Oliver '66 of Sacramento, Calif. Dr. J eff Probstfield '63 of Bethesda, Md., William Ramstad '47 of La Jolla, Calif. , and Dr. Roy Virak '52 of Tacoma continue as alumni representatives on the PLU Board of Regents. '

David Kneifel DAVID KNIEFEL has been elected as a di rector to the firm of Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He will work i n the New York City office of the international ac­ counting frim , which has more than 1 00 offices nationwide. David received his master's degree in education from the U niversity of Miami in 1 968 and doctor of education degree from New Mexico State U n iversity in 1 970. He lives in East Bru nswick, N . J . KAREN (Sahlstrom) NICKEL i s laborat­ ory di rector at the Central Diagnostic Laboratory in Tarzana, Calif.

1 962 GARY McGIN NIS is on the facu lty of Mississippi State U niversity and is a a recent chairman of the American Chemical Society Division of Carbohy­ d rate chem istry a nd organ ized the special symposium on pyrolysis of Biomass held at the fall 1 984 ACS meeting in Philadelph i a . JON B . OLSON began a n e w position as president a nd chief executive offic­ er of St. Joseph Medical Center Fo u n ­ dation in Burbank, Calif. st. Joseph is part of the Sisters of Providence system of hospitals from Alaska to Cal iforn ia . As president and chief ex­ ecutive officer of the Foundation Jon will have overa ll responsibility for all functions of the Fou ndation includtng fund raising, fiscal management, i n ­ vestments and board relationships Jon just finished eight years at Or­ thopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles where he served as senior vice-presi­ dent and chief operating officer. While there the hospital received over $65 million in gift su pport. ZANE WILSON g raduated from Luth­ er Northwestern theological Sem inary in May a nd was ordained on J u ne 23 at Ou r Saviour's Lutheran C h u rch i n Lake Oswego, Ore. He was i n stalled as pastor at Bethel Lutheran C h u rch (ALC) in Portla nd on June 30.



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FRIDAY, NOVEMBE R 1 6:00 p . m .

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Reunion Dinner for t h e Class of 1 9:15 - At t he h o m e o f Esther

El lickson · 1 1 22 1 29 t h SI. South, Tacom.1.

Student Stomp "ROCK TH E CASBAH" . . . U n iversity Center

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 R:OO a.m . . 1 :00 p . m .

9:30 a . m . . 1 :00 p . m . 1 0:00 a . m .

Regis t r a t i o n l l n form.l t ion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U n iversit y Center Bookst ore Open


U n i v l'rs i t y Center

Con t i n en t a l Brea k fa s t s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U n i vl'rsi t y Center Spec i a l Reunion Bru n c h for Classes of 1 %0 ( 25th Reu n ion ) 1 975 ( 1 0t h Reu n io n ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U n i versity Center





Continental Brea kf.:lst for .:l l l presen t .1 nd pJ.,t mem bers of t h e

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L U N C H (on your ow n ) U n iversi t y Center Com mon� and Coffee S h o p open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U n i Vl'r� i t y Center

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Football Game ·

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Recent Alumni Gdthering ( J 976- 1 985) . . . . . Clover Park High School Parking Lot

DIANE MARTIN of Daven port, Wash . , is di recto r o f n u rsing a t Lincoln County Health Department Diane received her Certificate of Achievement in the a rea of su bstance abuse education from Greater Spokane Substance Ab­ use Council. It was signed by Nancy Reagan and presented when she was in Spokane in September 1 984 to have the care u n it named in her honor.

6:00 p . m .

A l u m n i Banq uet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Un iversity Center

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Post banq uet �e t · to�e t h e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regency Room, (Coffee a n d Fellows h i p ) U n i vers i t y Center

9:00 p . m .

All Alumni �et ·together at Tacoma Cou n t ry and Golf C l u b (Special a reas w i l l be design a t ed for d l l re union classes)



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SUNDAY, NOVE M BER 3 iO:OO a . m .

University Congre� a t ion

Wors hip Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U n i versity Center

Celebrating 30th Ann i versary of U n i versity Congregation as a congregation of the American Lutheran Church. All Welcome!


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Six Alu m n i To Be Honored During Annual Homecoming Ba nquet Nov. 2


Five PLU a lumni will be honored during the annual Homecoming banquet Saturday, Nov. 2. T h e y i n cl u d e D isti n g u i s h ed Alumnus Dr. I nsu Lee ' 5 9 of Wash ington, D . C . , Alum of the Year Dorothy Larson Harshman '42 of Seattle, and Heritage Award recipient Luella Toso Johnson '51 of Tacoma. Special Recog nition awards will be presented to Dr. Roy Virak and his wife, Gloria J utte Virak , both '52, and Dave Peter­ son, 74 of Puyallup. Dr. Lee, who has spent 1 6 years with the National I nstitute of Health, Department of Health and H u m a n Services, is cu rrent l y spending one year with the Food and Drug Administration's Division of Toxicology. With the NIH he has served since 1 976 as principle investigator in the germ cell toxicology section and laboratory of reproductive and development toxicology. His investigations have involved effects on environment, animal life and human beings of man­ made chemicals, such as Agent Orange. He has also investigated drugs, such as those used to battle cancer, and their effects on repro­ ductive organs and offspring . M rs. Harshman, the wife of recently reti red U niversity of Washington basketball coach Marv Harshman, also '42, has been active in coordinating PLU alum-

nae functions in the Seattle area . PLU's first Homecoming Queen is also being honored, at least in part, for her special role in a marital life partnership which re­ sulted in her husband's many career honors and accomplish­ ments. PLU previously honored Marv as Alumnus of the Year in 1 971 and as Distinguished Alum­ nus i n 1 978. M rs. Johnson is retired after 33 years of teaching, most of them teaching kindergarten in the Clov­ er Park School District near Taco­ ma. But she has continued to teach part-time i n PLU 's summer school and at Fort Steilacoom Community College. She has received several previ­ ous honors for her leadership i n church, community and profes­ sional educational organizations. Roy and Gloria Virak have long been among the most active PLU alumni volunteers. Roy has served on the Alumni Association board of directors almost continually since 1 969 and served as its preSi­ dent in 1 971 -72 . He has also been Association representative to the PLU Board of Regents for many years. Gloria is active i n more u noffi­ cial. but val uable ways, assisting on a variety of Alumni office tasks and projects. Peterson recently resigned as PLU crew coach .

Class Notes 1 964

1 969

MARK FOLLEn works with an elec­ tronics company in the Seattle a rea and is involved in environmental or­ gan izations

M i ke and TRICIA (Tuggle ' 69) DY KES a re the parents of a son , Ryan Thomas, born Mar. 1 0. M i ke has an upholstery shop and Tricia works for the Depart­ ment of Social and Health Services in Oly mpia, Wash.

1 965 HANS ALBE RTSSON of Uppsala , Swe­ den, is a physical education teacher in Sweden and has in the past been responsible for different national bas­ ketball tea m s . He coached the Norwe­ gian National team for five years and before that coached the youth team of Sweden and also the National tea m . I n the s u m mer h e conducts basketbal l school for about 350 boys a n d g i rls

1 968 J O H N and CONNIE (Akerblade '68) AND ERSON live in Cle E l u m , Wash , where John is a family physician in p rivate p ractice and a "co m m u n ity p receptor" once a month at the U n iversity of Washington Fa mily Prac­ tice Residency. J I M and GEORGIA (Stirn ' 68) GIRVAN a re living in Eugene, O re . , where J i m is teach ing at the Un iversity of Oregon while p u rsuing his doctorate in health sciences. Georgia is working as a receptionist in the dean's office, Col­ lege of Education . They have two children, Jennifer, 1 1 , and E rik, 9 .

1 970 JAMES and J U LI E (Taylor 70) AAGE­ SON have moved to Moorhead, M i n n , where Jim joins the Department of Religion at Concordia College as assis­ tant professor of New Testament. HARLEN M E N K i s serving as pastor of his thi rd parish at E n g lish Lutheran C h u rch in El lsworth, Wisc. He and his wife, Georgia, have a two-yea r-old daughter, Rachel. RANDY and VERA SENN a re the pa rents of a son, Thomas Alexander, born M a r. 27. He joins a brother, Joseph, two. Randy is a farmer in the Columbia Basin in Eastern Washington and Vera is a homemaker. D E N N IS DREWES is employed by Boeing com puter services and l ives with his wife, Becky, and their two children in Puya l l u p, Was h . J O H N RANKIN is teaching at a private school ( Hawaii Prep) on the big island of Hawaii This is his second year on the island and his fourteenth year of teaching . He would like to hear from f r i e n d s . H is add ress is : Box 428, Kamuela, HI 96743 .

1 971 E M I LY (Reitz) BOLEY N has bee n elected to serve on the Gladstone, Ore . , School Board of Directors . There are severa l other a l u ms teaching in the Gladstone School District; Neal Otto '82, teaches busi ness classes at the high school; Hen rietta (Stolte) Brooks '61 , is in the elementa ry bu ilding and Jill Nowadnick 78, has joined the staff as German teacher.

1 972 C H RIS C HASE and h usband, Lee, a re the pa rents of a son, Phillip Andrew, born M a rch 6. C h ris is on leave as special education teacher in the Taco­ ma School District. ED FORMOSO is an ana lytical tox­ icologist with the Washi ngton State Toxicology Laboratory in Seattle. STE P H E N and JOYCE (Vi e l e ' 7 2 ) GREGORY a re living i n Reisterstown, M d . , where Steve is at College of Notre Dame of Maryla n d . They had a daugh­ ter, Apri l , born i n Aug ust, and she joins a brother, Philip and a sister, Sara. JODY and Mick MARQUARDT and children, C h ris, Beth, Paul and Mary Jo, moved to E m po ria, Kan , in May Jody is teaching biology fulltime and coach­ ing ni nth g rade g i rl s ' basketball at E m po ria H i g h School. M ick is pastor of Faith Lutheran C h u rch i n E m poria.

1 973 DAVID BEAnY has been promoted to Information System s Manager for Weyerhaeuser Westwood Sh i p p i n g Line i n Federal Way, Was h . Systems include state of the a rt on -line general ledger. DANA (Walk) DY E a re living i n Clark­ sto n , Was h . , where Dana has a knit shop, " Dana's Y a rn Basket." She also is a n independent sales rep for several yarn companies Her h u sba nd, Kyle, is an advertising sales rep for a local radio station . CLAU DIA (Ba rnes) PIERSON and hus­ band, Jeff, have moved to Fort Wain ­ wright, Alaska, whe re Jeff i s chief of medical maintenance and Claudia is seeking a teaching pos ition . Maj WILLIAM A RYAN has com pleted the u . s . Army Command and General Staff College reg u l a r cou rse at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

1 974 CAROL BRANDT of Beaverton , O re . , a n d G a ry Holzsch u h formed Kitsap Com m u n ications Corp last year to c reate com puter g raphics and a n i m a ­ tion f o r T V a n d ind ustrial u s e . They a re now expanding into radio, hoping to be g ranted the new FM a llocation for Bend, Ore. Carol is stil l a producer­ Id i rector fo r KOIN -TV (CBS) in Portla nd, where she d irects the top- rated late news, and produces special projects, such as the Shrine Football pre-game show. TED H. CARLSON, JR. ma rried Wendy Pheg ley on M a rch 1 7 , 1 984 in Sun river, Ore. Ted is a ma nufactu ring represen­ tative for various sporting goods lines . Wendy taught eighth g rade math and is completing her master's deg ree in math . They live in Lake Oswego, Ore. BECKY (Wulf) HARRISON returned to Papua New Guinea ( nea r Australia) in September. Her husband, Bob, is a helicopter pilot and Becky is a physical therapist with Wycliffe Bible Trans­ lators. Wycliffe's goa ll is to translate

the Scriptures into the local lang uages of the worl d . M ichael, four, was born in Papua New G u inea and Daniel, one, was born in Sacramento, Calif . DIM KIM NORDBERG a r e t h e parents of a d a ughter, Maggie Mathea, born J u ne 9. She joins a sister, Molly, four, and a brother, Eric, six. RICK BRANCHFLOWE R is a toxicolog­ ist at Tacoma General Hospita l .

1 975 M I M D a n E s swei n ( M A R Y K A Y SC H M E DAKE) a re t h e pa rents o f a son, Matthew Pau l . born J u ne 8 . He joins sisters, Bra n n a M ichelle, 5%, and Krista Leigh, 3. M a ry Kay is enjoying full-time mothering, taking a leave of absence from her role as pediatric n u rse p ractitioner. They live in Cypress, Calif. and celebrated thei r 1 0th a n n iversary in J u ly . Dan is em ployed by Fluo r Co rp . in I rvine. ADRIAN KALIL, CRNA, is well into his fifth year as staff a nesthetist at Bess Kaiser Medical Center, Portland, Ore and he is also contin uing education coordinator for the Department of Anesthesiology. P rivately he is actively involved in swimming, ru nning, bicycl­ ing, and triathlon com petition and has entered end u ra nce races from Seattle to Phoenix. His goal is to enter and com plete the Hawaiian I ron m a n . J O H N and SHARON ( H a rmon 7 3 ) PAULSON a r e living in Tacoma, where Jotm is attending law school at the U n iversity of Puget Sou nd. Sharon is teach i ng second g rade at People's C hristian SChool in Tacom a . They have four children, ranging in age from 2 1 months t o n i n e years.

1 976 SHARON AN DERSON is working in the surgical intensive care unit at Kaiser Hospital, Sacramento, Calif. She graduated from the U niversity of Sa n Francisco with a master's degree i n marriage, fa mily and child counseling and hopes to co mbine this degree with her PLU n u rsing degree, to work with individ uals and fa milies in crisis in the hospital setti ng RIM BRADLEY BRAU E R (DIA N E LAR­ SON ' 7 7 ) have moved to Massillon, Ohio where Brad is assistant pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran C h u rch . They have one so n, E ri n n . KATHY REIGSTAD is teaching English at a Catholic school in Belmont, Calif. She has moved to Menlo Park, Calif. DAVID KERR completed his P h . D . in medicinal che mistry at Washington State U n iversity in 1 982, a postdoctor­ al fellowship at U n iversity of California­ San Francisco in September 1 984 and is now a senior scientist at Oncogen, a genetic engineering firm in Seattle, Was h . A daughter, Rachel Francine, was born M a rch 3, 1 984. STE P H E N KNOX is a fourth year general s u rgery resident at the U n iver­ sity of Washington, having completed h is M . D . in 1 981 . K I M B E R LY A N N M U C ZY N S K I g ra duated from the U niversity of Washington with both M . D . a nd P h . D . deg rees last spring a nd i s in post­ doctoral trai n i ng at Indiana U niversity Medical Center. WILLIAM ALAN SI E LK was com mis­ sioned a m issiona ry-at- Iarge for the Texas District ( LCMS) to the Hispanic com m u n ity on June 30 at St. Pa u l's Lutheran C h u rch in Houston, Tex. He g raduated Feb. 5 from the Fort Wayne Sem inary in I ndiana .

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Young Public Servant Changes Course

strege Off TO Harva rd After Decade In Ta coma City Politics By Judy Davis

Tim Strege '85, who was one of the younger city councilmen in the cou ntry at age 23 ten years ago, is spending this school yea r studying at the prestigious John F. Kennedy School at Government at Harva rd University. The former deputy mayor of Tacoma hopes to acquire skills to enhance his already auspicious career as a public servant and political activist in the Democratic party. Besides serving on the Taco­ ma City Council for a decade, Strege also has been chairman of the Pierce Transit Authority, a candidate for Pierce County ex­ ecutive and a member or chair­ man of n umerous municipal and county boards and commissions. I n the political a rena, Strege was a district administrative assistant to U .S. Sen . Norm Dicks when he was a Congressman from the Sixth District. Most recently, Strege was a senior policy analyst for the Washington State House of Repre­ sentatives. In 1 980, he was director of U.S. Sen . Edward Kennedy's presiden­ tial campaign in Washington State and was deputy campaig n manag­ er for former U .S. Sen . Warren Magnuson. After receiving a master's de­ g ree i n public administration from Harva rd , Strege plans to return to Pierce County to "search out a position that would improve the quality of life for ourselves and future generations." Strege is especially concerned about the county's water supply ("many of our aquafers are pol ­ luted"), roadways ("we need to have pedestri a n wal kways on many county roads) and land -use planning (our open space and farmlands need to be protected"). If Strege's future is any reflec­ tion of his past, he will waste no time in tackli ng those issues that concern him when he returns to Tacoma with his wife, Dawn; and t h e i r 1 5 - month -old d a u g hter Rachel. As a PLU student in the early 70s, for example, Strege became aware of the need for a mass transportation system while par­ ticipating in a Brookings Institute study of the socio-eco n o m i c needs of the county. The seminar was held at PLU . In a progressive fashion , Strege became a member of the City of Tacoma's citizen's transportation committee in 1 973 (at the same t i m e served on the citizen's budget committee for the City). In 1 975, he was elected to the Taco­ ma City Council and became chair­ man of the Pierce County Transit commission in May of 1 978 - a part-time post he held u ntil July of

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1 983. I n this capacity, Streg e supervised organization of a new public transportation government that serves 12 cities and more tha n 90 percent of the county's popu­ lation of 502,000. When he was in his 205, Strege also was active in the Pierce Coun­ ty Health Council, along with Molly Edman, d irector of corporate g iv­ ing for PLU. While on Cong ress­ man Norm Dicks' staff in the late 70s, Strege worked on legislation resulting in Pierce County receiv­ ing money to help esta blish a network of health clinics, con­ struct the Tacoma Spur and reno­ v a te t h e d ow ntown Rhodes Building. Strege said his initial involve­ ment in politics came a bout as a result of the encourageme nt of Don Farmer, PLU political science professor, who provided him with an entree into the office of then Rep. Ted Bottiger in the Washing­ ton State legislature. From 1 97275, Strege served as a research analyst and clerk for the social and health services committee headed by Senator Bottiger, now the majority leader in the Washington State Senate. Describes himself as a "popul­ ist" advocating people interests ­ not special interests - Strege said his association with PLU has instill­ ed in him many of the values he espouses i n carrying out his duties in the public sector. "Although I didn't receive my deg ree from PLU until last year, I've taken classes there si nce I first started in 1 972; those values and moral purposes have been rein ­ forced, " said Strege, who g rew u p in Parkland along with 1 1 brothers and sisters. (A younger sister, Angela, is a freshman at PLU .l Although his PLU colleagues are proud of Strege's Harvard ap­ pointment. they decided to ad­ monish him not to forget his academic roots: With tongue-in­ cheek, they sent him off with a bumpe r sticker which said, "Har­ vard - the P�LU of the east! "

Class Notes CATHY (Lyda) CLOVER and husband, Marc, a re the parents of a son, M a rc Andrew, born August 9. Cathy is working at American Lake Veteran's Administration Medical Center i n the ICU/CCU units. M a rc is a representative and principal with American Pacific Securities. AnENTIO N : School of Nurs­ ing graduates class of 1 976: Cathy Clover is putting together a newsletter to update the l ives and experiences of this class over the past few years. send i nformation to her at 1 1 7 1 2 34th Ave. E., Tacoma, WA 98446 . Next year, 1 986 w i l l be t h e 1 0 -year reu n i o n a t Homecoming for that class. KAREN (Seitz) WRIGHT and husband, Damon, have moved to Parker, Ariz . , where Damon i s a minister in the C h u rch of the Nazarene. Damon was em ployed i n the PLU computer center from 1 972-76. They have a daughter, Rebecca, who is four years old . SUSAN (Adams) STUTZMAN, Colu m ­ b i a , Mo. , is o n t h e advisory committee for Houg hton Mifflin Publishing Com ­ pany's computer management sys­ tem, located in Boston , Mass. She and her husband enjoyed sum mer travels in Switzerland. Susie will teach third grade again thi! year.

and joins a brother, B rock Justin who is three years old . Jeanette attained her master's in education atthe U niversity of Washington in 1 980 and has taught mathematics five years i n the Puyallup School District. She also teaches part time at Fort Steilacoom Com munity College as a computer programmer instructor.


M/M JACK MOHlE N HOFF are the pa rents of a daughter, Kathryn Anne, born June 1 5 . Jack is director of music at First Presbyterian Church i n Sioux Falls, S.D. His wife, Marilynn, is attend­ ing Augustana College and is i n her final year of nursing school. They have purchased a new home at 4 1 09 East Oak, Sioux Falls, S . D . 571 03.

CARLA (Smith) BAER a nd family are living in Oslo, Norway, where her husband, Howard, is stationed a t Headquarters Allied Forces Northern Europe. He is serving as the American Element Commander and has attained the rank of It. Col. Carla is employed with ESS Norge a . a . (EXXON) as a systems analyst in the data depart­ ment. She designs and implements new computer systems . They have two children, Chris, 1 3, and Stephanie, 1 0. The children attend the Oslo American School. JUDE CARLSON married Duane Hul­ bert on June 1 6, 1 984 in Corvallis, are. Judy is a writer for magazines and children's textbooks. Duane, a classical pia nist. received his BA and MA from J u illiard and is finishing his doctorate at the Man hattan School of Music. They live in New York City. JEAN ETTE (Mase) DITIUS and Dell a re the parents of a daug hter, born Feb. 23. She has been named lynette Marie

JAN IC E ( I ronside 77) and LE IGH ERIE are the parents of a daug hter, Rachel, born January 30. leigh obtained his doctorate i n J u risprudence , with hon­ ors, from the U n iversity of Puget Sound law School in August 1 984 . He is a practicing attorney with a law firm in Tacoma, Wash. MaL JAMES HOLLINS has been deco­ rated with the fourth award of the Army Commendation Medal at Fort Bragg, N . C . The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to those individuals w h o d e m o n strate o u tstanding achievement o r meritorious service i n t h e performa nce o f their duties on behalf of the Army. M/M Joe Kuhnau ( EMilY PERRY) a re the parents of a daughter, Eliza beth Irene, born May 6. She joins a sister, Amanda lynn, 31f2 .

STU and KATHY (Koenig 77) RIGAll a re enjoying their two sons, Gabriel. 31f2, and Daniel, 1 . Stu will attend LI F E . Bible College i n los Angeles this year a nd Kathy will teach piano as well as conti nue homemaking. DEBORAH RO BBINS is living i n Oak­ land, Calif., where she is employed by Tn Valley G rowers, a canning coopera­ tive. She started working as an ac­ countant but for the last three yea rs has been emp loyed as a prog rammer analyst. She is also i nvolved i n com­ m u n ity theatre a nd is on the board of di rectors of Oakland Civic Theatre. She would like to hear from PlU friends. Her address is 330 Adams st. #208, Oakland, CA 94610.

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First Black Woman Pastor In ALC Began Her Career Journey At PLU

Class Notes


J U LIA (Weisenborn) SCOTT is emp­ loyed as a school n u rse for the Vancouver (Wash ) School District. She has been commissioned a second lieutenant i n the Air Force Reserve a n d i s assigned to the 40th Aeromedical Evacuation squadron at McChord AFB, Tacoma, Wash. as a flight n u rse.

1 978 DAVE BRAUE R - R I EK E is youth minis ­ ter a t New Life Lutheran Church i n F l o rence, O r e . He a nd his wife, G RETC HEN ( Brauer) have a yea r-old son, Aaron. M/M Mike Caba (KATHY AND ERSON) a re living in Bend, Ore . , where Mike works for an engi neering company and Kathy is a medical assista nt for fou r pediatricians They are expecti ng their first child i n October. NANCY (BerentsonJ ESPIN OZA and husband, Richa rd, a re the pa rents of a son, Matthew, born April 1 8 . He joins a sister, Megan, two. Nancy contin ues with a part-ti me n u rsing at Eman uel Hospital's Intensive Care U n it in Port­ land, Ore. THOMAS FUESLER received his doc­ torate in plant biochemistry at the U n ivers ity of California- Davis and is a resea rch chemist with DuPont work­ i ng with sulfony-Iu rea herbicides. R ICH GRAHAM is assistant vice presi­ dent with the Ba nk of California in Tacoma, Wash. BRUCE and ERMA (Hen nessey 77) HOFFMAN are the pa rents of a daugh­ ter, Lea Anna Ka mmamaluonalani, born April 1 . B I LL MYHR is teaching Engl ish in Chengdu, China for the 1 9 85/86 school yea r. He was one of th ree teachers chosen from Washi ngton to teach in Chengdu in a n initial ex­ change prog ram in itiated through the SPI office in Olympia, Wash .

1979 Army C hief Warrant Officer EDWARD G. J . FISCHER is on d uty in West Germany. He is a special agent with the U . S . Army C r i m i n a l I n vestig ation Command. KEN MORR ISON received an EMMY for his music video entitled "Technical Difficulties . " The video also won first place awards at this year's Chicago Internationa l Film Fest, and the Hous­ ton International Film Fest Ken is a p ro d u c e r at KOMO-TV in Seattle, Wash . , and will be teac hing a course in broadcast journalism at PLU this yea r. GREGORY N EUFELD is back at the semina ry in Saskatoon, Sask. He would like to receive mail at 1 1 4 Semi nary C rescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N OX3 . JAN RUDD 79, and LINDA FAAREN 78, are missionaries to the Cam eroon in West Africa . They took ling uistiC studies at seattle Pacific U niversity for two months last sum mer and are now studying French In Chambo n -sur- Lig­ non. where they will be living until June 1 986. Jan was ordained i nto the Lutheran ministry at his home church, Emmanu el Luthera n , in N o rth Hol ­ lywood, Calif. on June 2 3 . DAVID SHARKEY, Campbell, Calif . , is finishing his internship at C hrist the Good Shepherd Lutheran C h u rch in San Jose, Calif. David and wife, Teresa, have a daughter, Brianna, born on Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 1 984. ELIZABETH SUNDELL is visiting refer­ ence librarian at U n iversity of Illi nois, Champaign, III. She received her mas­ ter's deg ree i n library science in August.

The first black wo man orda ined into the min istry of the American Lutheran Church is a 1 979 Pacific L u t h e ra n U n i ve rs ity a l u m n a , Maria-Alma Copeland . Rev. Cope land's historic ordina­ tion June 30 was held at Rosevi lle Luthera n C h u rch in Roseville, Minn. A spring g raduate of Luther­ Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul, M i n n . , she has accepted a position as pastor at Fellowship Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Mark Thomsen, d irecto r of world missions fo r the ALC, per­ formed the rite of ordination. Rev. Copeland, 53, is a pioneer, not only for her race and fo r women, but for mature adults seeking new directions for their lives. Born in Gastonia, Ga . , Rev. Cope­ �and grad uated from high school ' in 1 949. She married a career sold ier and spent the next 23 years working a nd ra ising a family. I n 1 972 she was involved i n an auto accident in wh ich her l ife was miraculously spared She had pre­ viously considered the ministry, but after the accident her faith was intensified . "I knew without doubt that I would like to fulfill that call," she remembers. While her husba n d was stationed i n Germany, Maria was

1 980 LADD BJORNEBY received his M . Div. from Luthern No rthwestern Se minary on May 2 6 . On June 2 he was ordained a t Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Kalis­ pell, Mont . , and has acce pted a call to serve Zion Luthera n Church, Ashley, N O , as assistant pastor He will be working with Rev. MARTIN SIM MONS '56. A L B E RT C R I N ER and Maryangela Crupi were married June 22 in Sun­ nyvale, Calif. The two met four years ago while working at Lockheed Missiles a nd Space Co. Albert is a program plane ana lyst with Loc k h eed a n d Maryangela is a homemaker an d is working towards the completion of a degree in business admin istration . F o l l o w i n g a h o n e y m o o n in th e Hawaiian Islands, they a re now at home in Mountain View, Ca lif. J. D . "Jake" EVANS is chief of police in Auburn, Wash . Jake had been em ployed by the Thu rsto n Cou nty Sheriff's Office Olympia, Was h . since Jan. 1 979 and was second in com­ mand In that department for the past fou r years. ALLLY J EAN H EWETT completed her DDS degree this yea r a nd is in general practice of dentistry on Bai n b ridge Isla nd. ROBERT HO LLAND, JR. received a doctor of medicine deg ree from the Medical College of Wisc onsi n - M i l ­ waukee, i n May. H e will serve a family practice residency at Family Practice residency of Southwest Idaho, Boise, Id. He and his wife, Karin, have a nine­ m onth daughter, Kate Ly n .

appointed by the U . S . Army Euro­ pean Command to a post as a civilian chaplain . She served there 1 5 months before the family was tra nsferred to Fort Lewis, near Tacoma. A friend in Germa ny told her about PLU, but as a Methodist minister she resisted the idea . Her h u s b a n d , however, " c h ecked out" the university and urged her to call. "That telephone call on my birthday Oct. 13 was the greatest gift I could have given myself, " she said . "It opened up a world for me that continues to expand. " Retu rning to school after 27 years was very frightening, yet I knew I would never be satisfied if I didn't try. When I completed my i nterview (with Dean of Adm is­ sions Jim Va n Beek), I wasn't sure whether to shout, yell, or jum p for joy; he had made it so easy for me to enroll and I had been so frightened . It was only the second time I had ever been on a college cam pus, " she conti nued. Marie then visited Dr. Kenneth Ch ristopherso n, professor of re­ ligion. "I shall alway be grateful for h is patience and concern," she said . "My interest in religion was heig htened after our conversa­ tion . "

E R I C R U N N I N G was presented the Depa rtment of State's Meritorious Award for his work in the afte rmath of a February pla ne crash in Bilboa, Spain i n which three Americans perished STEVE SCHIN DELE is general manag ­ er of West Coast Grocery International, the newest of West Coast G rocery Company wholly-owned subsidiaries, which opened its doors in July Steve was the "champion" associated with exporti ng/im porting and was i nstru ­ mental in demonstrating to the ex­ ecutive com mittee that it was a real and tangible business opportu nity for WESCO. steve's performance a nd ac­ complishme nts over the past five years repeatedly demonstrated that he had the talents and abilities to turn this fledgling company i nto a viable entity. BARCLAY WONG was promoted to manager in the audit practice of Arthu r Andersen & Co's Houston of­ fice. Promotio n to manager within the company carries with it increased responsib ility for client servicp and admin istra ion Va nagers, aloig '1 h pa rtners, from the firm's executiv e team that is responsib le for run ning . the flrm ' � p ractice a nd developing . opportu nities to provide audit tax and i formation consulting servic es

1 981 ERIC CARLSON married KARl HANSON x' �2 , on J u ly 28, 1 984 in Eugene, Ore. Enc teaches history and coaches foot­ �al l and baseball at Jesuit High School In Beaverton, Ore. Kari is a legal secretary in Portland.

Maria-Alma Copeland

Copeland graduated from PLU in May 1 979, having taken part of her final year at Augsburg College in M i nneapolis after her husband's tra nsfer to the Twin Cities. "I am indebted to PLU and to everyone who cared enough to encourage me while I was there," she concluded . "I have accomp­ lished all of these things because I never had a professor who was too busy to answer the simplest of questions I am today what I a m because PLU h a s been endowed with people who care, and I am g ratefu I. "

DOUGLAS DALEN BERG received a 1 985 Graduate Teaching Fellow award for distinguished tea ch ing at the Un­ iversity of Oregon at exercises Ju ne 1 6. Doug is a doctoral degree student i n eco n o mics a t the U n ivers ity of Oregon First Lt. M ICHAEl FERRI partici pated in Global Shield 85, a n exercise i nvolv­ ing U .S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard , Na Vy and Marine Corps u n its, and elements of the Canadian forces. Ferri is a navigator with the 9th Strateg ic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. KARl KINDEM i s on the staff of the Cou ncil on Foreign Relations, Inc. in New York City. Kari is the program assistant for the Thomas J . Watson meetings program of the Counci l . STEPHEN and E I LEEN ( Brandenburg '82) RIEKE are living in Spanaway, Was h . Stephen g radua e d i n May from Tri nity Luthera n Theologica l Seminary, Col­ u m bus, Ohio and IS interim associate U n iversity pastor at PLU. Eileen is working with the pre-school groups at Trin ity Luthe ra n Church in Parklan d . S U E VAUGHAN a n d B rett MosllOfsky were ma rried J u ly 20 at Valley Co m­ m u n ity C h u rch in Portland, Ore Sue is teach ing English at Beaverton High Sch ool and Brett is a n engineer with Cas cade Corp. Lt. DOUG WICK is flying DC-9's forthe Air Force. His wife, J u lie '82, is a teacher and they have a th ree-year­ old son, Kristopher They live at Scott AFB, i n III.

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Class Notes 1 982 2nd Lt. CYNTHIA ALLEN is on d uty with the u .s. Army in west Germa ny. Cynthia is a clinical pediatric n u rse with the 7th Medical Command . NANCY JOE DICKE and Keith Haglund of Bozeman, Mont., were married J u ly 28 Nancy is g i rls' PE and health i n structor and g irls' volleyball coach at C u ster Cou nty District High School i n M iles City, Mont. Keith i s a mechanical engi neer at the Western Industries, Inc. i n M i les City. FRANCINE LA N E is establishing a sculpture studio and gallery in Elverta, Calif. DIANNA J EAN PICKENS and Thomas Wayne Bailey, Lieutenant (jg) U n ited States Navy, were married J u l y 1 3 at First C h u rch of the Nazarene in Salem, Ore. ROBERT SARGENT, JR. was ma rried J u ne 1 7 to Susan Vance, a former PLU student and g raduate of the American U n iversity (DCl. Robert is an Ensign in the US. Navy and a third-year medical student at U niformed Services U n iver­ sity of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, M d . , and is being integ rated i nto patient care i n the maior military medical center i n the area. NAO M I (Krippaehne) WARREN has a new position as assistant director of admissions at Loretto Heights College i n Denver, Colo.

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completed basic training at Fort Jack­ so n, S . c .

D E B I (Consear) STROM B E RT, Albu ­ q uerque, N . M . is employed by Blue C ross a nd Blue Shield of New Mexico as a health i nformation specialist.

STEVE N E U D ER is attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, i n Pasadena, Calif .

ERIC OFSTUN of Longview, Was h . , h a s enrolled for a master o f i nterna ­ tional ma nagement deg ree at the American G raduate School of Interna­ tional M a nagement i n Glendale, Ariz . LORI SMITH g raduated from the Physical Therapy Train ing Program of the Mayo School of Health - Related Sciences on May 24. 2nd Lt. CAROLINE UNGER has com ­ p leted the U .S. A i r Force military i ndoctrination for medical service off­ icers at Sheppard Air Force Base, Tex. Caroline will serve with the 40th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at McChord AFB, Tacoma, Was h .

1984 GAIL G R EENWOOD is a news writer for The Daily Wortd i n Aberdee n , Was h . S h e has also worked for The Wenatch­ ee World a nd the Tacoma News

Tribune. J A N I E P R O K O POWICH and DAVE L E M LEY '82 were ma rried Oct. 7 , 1 984 in Belli n g h a m , Was h . Dave is a 2 nd Lt. in the Marine Corp and is going to flight school in Pensacola, Fla . They live in Pensacol a . Pvt. 1 st Class DAVID MOYLAN has

Mount Vernon Al um Donates Lu mmi I ndia n Artifact Collection To PLU Lummi Indian a rtifacts have been donated to PLU by Anna Lee Ankrum '55 of Mount Vernon, Wash . The a rticles were given to Ank­ rum over many years by members of the Lummi tribe. The collection includes canoe paddles, bows and a rrows, woven baskets and head gear. Ankrum's father farmed on the Lummi Reservation and became a good friend to the tribe . " Father was very close to them He hired a lot of Lummis and was always there ready to help if anybody needed anythin g," Mrs. Ankrum sa id. Because of her father's ki nd­ ness, M rs. Ankrum was ceremoni­ ously "adopted" into the Lummi tribe at age three. Her honorary membership in the Lummi tribe is just one of many things that make Ankrum as exceptional Individual . S h e is talented in needle work, music and gardening. She has excelled in nursing and held a number of n ursing association offices. And she has climbed every major mountain peak in western Washi ngton . As a student at PLU , Ankrum studied nursing, but was also active in music. She sa ng and played cello, piano and organ . Early in her career, Ankrum was a nu rsing supervisor at Seattle's Swedi h Hospital. She also served as state cha pter president of the A s soc i a t i o n of Reh a b i l itative Nurses. Not even a mountain climbing

Anna Lee Ankrum

accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down 1 2 years ago has slowed her pace. "They tell you the risks. Part of my philosophy is make the best of w h at yo u ca n . I knew I was paralyzed rig ht away, but I was back to work two months after the accident. " she said. Today Ankrum works as a nurs­ ing-care consultant for the De­ partment of Social and Health Services, in the nursing home affairs division . Her work takes her from Whid­ b ey Island to Bellingham and throughout Skagit Cou tV She drives her own car. Dr Arthu r Martinson, Nis ual ly Pal ins Room curator and PLU h is­ tory professor, calls the Lummi artifacts an extremely valUable addition to the univerSity's collec­ tion. They a re on exhibit in the N is q u a l ly P l a i n s R o o m , E a s t Campus.

2nd It. WILLIAM SARGENT has been awarded silver wings following g ra d u ­ ation from U . S. Air Force Navigator training at Mather Air Force Base, Calif. TRUDI STRAIN-TRUEIT is weather a n ­ chor a n d reporter for KAPP -TV, Yaki ­ ma, Wash. (ABC l . She joined KAPP-TV after working with Cole & Weber Advertisi ng/Public Relations i n Seattle. Trudi a nd BILL TRUEIT '82 were ma rried Sept. 7 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Was h . Bill is as-


sociated with KMWX-KFFM radio i n Yaki m a . He was previously the assis­ tant d i rector of the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest and the public service d irector of Seattle Ad 2, an association for you ng advertising ex­ ecutives.

1 985 ROBBIN ASBJORNSEN and DONALD CO LTOM were married J u ne 2 2 i n T r i n ity L u th e ra n C h u rch, Taco ma, Wash J U LI E E LLEN OLSON and Scott R . Monson were married J u ne 29 at T r i n ity L u t h e ra n C h urch, Tacoma, Was h .


A tragic automobile accident on July 1 7 took the lives of two PLU alumni, LANI LOUISE (Johnson) OL­ SON 76 and LISA ANNE (Johnson) FORSYTH '80, a nd also the infant son of Lisa Forsyth. LANI was born in Detroit, Mich . , a n d graduated from PLU in 1 976. She later received a master of a rts in divinity a nd theology from H arvard Divinity School in Cam­ bridge, Mass. She was married to Doug Olson in 1 982 and the couple had been living in Sommerville, Mass . , a suburb of Boston. Lani was a free lance writer and fil m producer for the Religious News Service and the Lutheran Council­ USA. Included a mong her work was film documentaries on World Hunger and the World Council of Churches. She was the i nforma­ tion officer of the Lu theran Church in America-New England Synod and formerly media com ­ municator for the Disciples of Christ. In addition to her husband, Lani is survived by her parents, Dale and Grace Johnson of Tigard, Ore . LISA was born in Portland, O re . a n d graduated from PLU in 1 980. She taught drama and English in Junction City, Ore . In 1 981 , she was married to John Forsyth . For the past three years, Lisa and John were with the M ennonite Central Committee in Burkina Faso (for­ merly Upper Volta) in West Africa, where Lisa was a Christian de­ velopment worker. She taught and worked with troubled street youth both in and out of prison, a nd was in olved with food dis­ tribution in conjunction with a literacy program lisa and John and their son , Colin, returned to the United States on May 21 and were visiting her parents when she and her infant son, Colin, were killed. FAITH ( Kuballl LONDGREN passed away July 20 in Tacoma, Wash . She grew up in North Dakota, and graduated from PLU in 1 978. She started her college edu ation in 1 958, but left school when she married Dou g l as Londg ren i n 1 960. After rearing three children Faith returned to PLU to earn her degree. In addition to her husband, Faith is survived by a son, Andrew '85,

and two daughters, Alice, a stu­ dent at Clover Park Vocational­ Technical I nstitute in Lakewood, a nd Amy Diane a senior at Wilson High School in Tacoma. Prior to her death, Faith taught as a substitute in various schools, volunteered as a Sunday school teacher and office assistant at Christ Lutheran Church, and ex­ pressed her creativity with many craft projects. PETER SOG N E F EST, Phoe n i x , Ariz . , passed a w a y M ay 6 i n Phoenix. He came to this country at the age of 1 9 from Bergen, Norway. He had to work a few years until he had enough money to enter the Pacific Lutheran high school department in the fall of 1 923 for his second year of high school. Although Peter could not speak English when he came to this country he took part in many high school activities. During the summers while in high school and college he went salmon fishing in Alaska to earn money for his education . He is survived by his wife, Alvera, of Phoen ix. DEBORAH THOMPSON, BBA '83 and currently a graduate business student passed away June 22 after an extended illness. Deborah was a former secretary i n the PlU Health Center and was employed at Shur­ gard Capital Group in Seattle, Wash. She is survived by her husband, Jay; her father, AI Paul­ son ; a brother, Brian, and a sister, Diane Rubi n . A scholarship fund has been established in her mem­ ory a Boulevard Park presbyterian Church, 1 822 S. 1 28th, Burien, Wash. SHARON RUTH PETERSON 75 passed away Sept. 9, in Tacoma, Wash. Sharon was a former reg is­ tered nurse who had served at Tae rna eneral Hospital for 1 8 years. 80m in Fairbury, Neb. , she had lived In Tacoma for the past 22 years. She is survived by her h usband, James, and two sons, Theodore and Terrence both of the fam ily home; her mother, Ruth McKay of Fairbury; a sister, Beverly Delk of Omaha , Neb.; and a brother, Albert McKay of Phoenix, Ariz . A scholarship fund to benefit nursing students at PLU has been e sta b l i s h e d in h e r memory . Memorials may be sent to the PLU Development Office.


Lutheran UnIVersity scene

October 1985


Frosty westering Tribute Wil l Benefit scouts Frosty Westering was a Boy Scout in his youth . Now he scouts young men as one of the NAIA's most popular, inspirational. and successful coaches . An October 1 7 tribute dinner (PLU's U niversity Center, 7 p.m.l will honor Frosty and create "growth dollars" for Mount Rainier Council and the Lutheran Association of Scouters. Westering, who introduced PHD football (pride, hustle, and desire) to PLU in 1 972, packed a 1 42 -56-2 collegiate ledger going i nto the 1 985 season . He's 98-30-0 at PLU . Frosty ranks second among active NAIA Division II coaches in career victories. Dr. Westeri ng, a full professor in the School of Physical Education, had directed PLU to four national playoff appearances in the last six years. H is 1 980 squad captured the NAIA national championship, Fol­ lowing PLU's runnerup finish in 1 983, h e was cited as NAIA Division II National Coach of tile Year. I n high demand as a speaker, W stering is a regular at Fellow­ ship of Christian Athletes con­ claves. He's been a guiding light in the Tacoma Public Schools' Push­ Excel prog ram . Frosty has re­ ceived numerous community ser­ vice awards, including man-of-the year citations from Rotary and the Tacoma News Tribune. Dinner tickets for the October 1 7 salute are priced at $ 1 2 . Send checks (payable to Mount Rainier Council-BSA) to BSA, P.O. Box 99669, Tacoma, WA 98499. Paid reservations will be held for pickup at the door.

Women Rowers Win At National Rowing Regatta While the mosquito may be the sta e bird in Minnesota, Pacific Luthera n lays claim to the fly. PLU did claim the flyweight pairs title at the 20th Annua l Women's Open National Rowing Regatta, which concluded June 23 on Seat­ tle's Green Lake. Propelled by Trice Carlson and Robynn Rockstad, the Lady Lute shell covered the 1 000 meter course I n 4:1 9.79, defeating run­ nerup Minnesota Boat Club by five seconds, Carlson graduated i n May. Rockstad, a junior, is commo­ dore-elect for 1 986. PLU's flyweig ht fou r placed sec­ ond a nd the Lady Lute lightweight pair was fourth .

Three-Game Sweep

Oridders Were Ambassadors During TWO-Week visit To French Riviera By Jim Klttllsby

It's safe to say that PLU footbal­ lers came back smelling like a rose following a J uly 1 6-30 junket to the French Riviera. That could be attri buted, in part, to a three-game sweep of the Paris Blue Angels by scores of 401 2 , 39-0, and 36- 1 3 . Then there was the team's buying spree at a perfume factory outside Cannes. "We experienced a range of emotions d ropping in on a diffe­ rent culture," said PLU head coach Frosty Westering. "It started with frustration, but the upward spi ral brought excitement and inspira­ tion . "We struggled the first few days in Nice with the lang uage barrier, trying to clear up lodg ing, meal, and transportation arrangements When ou r i nte rpreter arrived, things started to fall into place. Throughout the trip, our body language was better than our literal delivery. We learned more new moves tha n a dancer in a disco. "I couldn't overstate the cultur­ al enrichment that we savored . There was total involvement by the team in numerous off-the­ field activities. We only practiced three times the entire trip. We actually coached our opponents and they were willing and eager pupils. In sharing the double-win philosophy, I think we helped them to become the best that they could be. "Our visit transcended football and PLU . We represented our country in other ways and I was proud of our ambassadorial per­ formance. We certainly weren't perceived as Ugly Americans. We put on a passing drill priorto a soccer game in Nice before a

PLU Ath letes Set New Sta ndard

Members of the PLU football team "compete " in Gladiator style in an ancient Roman Gladiator Colisseum in Nice, France. They are wearing their "US.A. " jerseys.

crowd of nearly 30,000 people. At t h e P ro m e n a d e d es A n g la i s (Parade of Flowers) in Nice, one of the biggest in France, we march­ ed, did go-drills, and passed out flowers to spectators. There were clinics, seminars and side trips to the Cannes Film Festival Theater, Monte Carlo, and, of course, the beaches. "Because of a jurisdictional dis­ pute between AMERFOOT and the French Sports Federatio n , the French and Italian all-star teams bowed out of the French Riviera Football Classic, leaving just the Paris team and us." NBC-TV used game highlights

and an interview on its Today .. Show. Turner Broadcasting of At­ lanta (WTBS-TV) captured PLU's French experience on film and later sent a production crew to Tacoma. Lute football was the focus of a halftime feature on the n ationally telecast Washington­ Oklahoma State game Sept. 7 . A 2 B - mln u te h i g h lig h t videotape o f the Lutes In France Is available (VHS or Be­ ta) for $25 Including shipping. It Includes Today Show and TBS network and other surprises! Send check payable to PLU Television to PLU-TV, PLU, Taco­ ma, WA 98447.

Of Excellence Nearly every PLU sport main­ tains a school-record ledger. Now there is a collective standard of excellence. Ninety-two Lute athletes, 46 men and 46 women, participated at the national level in 1 3 sports during the 1 984-85 school year. PLU produced a best-ever 19 AII­ Americans, 14 women and five men . Since 1 941 , PLU has inducted 92 athletes i nto the All-America pantheon, with 62 of those surfac­ ing in the last ten years. In NAIA all sports competition, the Lady Lutes were 1 0th national­ ly, PLU men 1 8th.

Senior Judd Keim finds a gaping hole in the UPS line during classic crosstown PLU­ UPS clash Sept. 19. PLU won 54- 13.



Booters Hope To Extend Win St1reak's Harriers Seek More National Honors WOM EN'S CROSS COU NTRY - Brad Moore expects to get good mileage from his V8 this fall, according to Road and Track . . . NAIA District 1 's 1 984 coach of the year has eight national meet veterans in suit, but only four are from the road sport. The other quartette toured with track . . . Striving to nail down a fifth straight conference crown and crack the top five nationally for the fifth consecutive year, PLU will build a round junior All -American Melanie Venekamp and senior Dana Sta mper, who won the conference gold in 1 983.




6 '9 " PLU center James Cederholm '85 (16) jumps to open a game with the Taby 8asketball Club of stockholm. Gary Koessler '85 is no. 13. The Lutes won 93-88.

Cagers Win Five Of Eight During Summer Tour Of Scandinavia Pacific Lutheran's 1 9-day bas­ ketball tour of Scandinavia is his­ tory, in more ways than one. "It was a real awaken ing , " said head coach Bruce Haroldson of the three-nation junket, "coming out of our shell to visit countries not domi nated by television or Americanized sports " Between Aug . 1 9 and Sept. 5, PLU won five of eight games, including the final four, in Norway and Sweden. The Runnin' Lutes also had a fast-break tour of Copenhagen, but pl a yed n o ga mes in Denmark. Scores: Norweg ian National 87, PLU 65 Am merud 76, PLU 70 PLU 1 00, Ullern 58 Alvi k 1 06, PLU 84 PLU 93, Taby 88 PLU 79, Nassjo 77 PLU 86, Nelsingborg 83 PLU 1 08, Ikeos 82 "It was a marvelous experi­ ence," stated Haroldson, who will be honored oct. 18 by Augustana

Names Fitness Center Earns Merit Recognition

Pacific Lutheran's Names Fit­ ness Center has been selected for 1 985 Facility of Merit recognition by A thletic Business magazine. The PLU health and physical conditioning facility, dedicated in September of 1 984, was built with funds donated by Scott and Sis Names of Tacoma . Names is the founder of Scott's Athletic Equip­ ment, Inc. Project architect Russ Garrison received word of the honor in early August. Nick Ockfen-West­ e r n C o n s t r u ct o r s b u i l t t h e $500,000 center, which contains statio n a ry b i cycles, treadmills, weights and isokinetic equipment, plus an indoor jogg ing track. The facility was one of eleven cited by the magazine.

College (Sioux Fa lls, SOl as 1 985 Alumni Coach of the Year. "We made the most of the sig htseeing opportunities and logged a lot of miles on foot viewing such things as the Viking Museum in Oslo and the crown jewels in Stockholm. "The level of basketball play was about what I expected . The best tea ms, Am merud of Norway and Alvik of Sweden, are close to U .S. Division I caliber. The other cl ub teams could be likened to our Division " or NAIA schools. "Our contact in Norway was Arne Stokke, a political science professor at the Un iversity of Oslo, who introduced basketball to his native country in 1 967. Stokke told me that while serving as an ex­ change professor at the University of North Carolina, he got to know Ta r Heel coach Dean Smith and the basketball seed was planted. "It took us a while to get used to international rules, which include an advantage-disadvantage con­ cept. If contact creates no disad­ vantage for the offensive or de­ fensive player, no foul is ca lled . There is a tendency for the games to get a little rough. "The only th ing rougher is my sugar withdrawal pain. I think I had an overdose of those g reat Sca n­ dinavia n pastries. "

Lutes Play Home Ga mes In New La kewood stadium After 2 0 seasons at Franklin Pierce H i g h Sch ool, PLU h a s moved its home footba ll games to Lakewood Stadium . The $2 million facility, located near Clover Park High School at 1 1 2th Southwest and G ravelly Lake Drive (exits 124 or 1 25 off Inters­ tate 5), was completed in July. Lakewood Stadium has 3200 seats, all under cover, and artificial turf. PLU will continue playing UPS at the Tacoma Dome.


MEN'S SOCCER - What's up, Soc? The Lutey tune is upbeat as Jim Dunn's booters attempt to preserve a conference win streak which spans three years and 16 games . . . Dunn, who earned district coach of the year accolades following a 9-4-3 inaugura l season, has eight starters back . . . Senior Bob Rose is an allleague rejector in goal . . . Tenacious Tim Steen, a sophomore, has all-star credentials on defense . . . Junior All-America ca ndidate Kevin Iverson, com ing off a 32-point season, may sh ift from midfielder to sweeper.


WOM EN 'S SOCCER - PLU 's quick-to-kick soccer foes are cryi n' about Ryan . Junior goalkeeper Mary Ryan has glittering credentials. All-Conference and all-district, Ryan posted seven sh utouts and registered a 1 .02 yield per game during PLU's 125-1 campaign . . . Coach Colleen Hacker has shifted sophomore Ruth Frobe, whO had a tea m-high 38 points last year, from midfield to sweeper . . . Polished ball-controller Stacy Waterworth patrols at forward . . . Frosh Sonya Brandt, Brandt, Oregon's all-time leading prep scorer, will add zing at wing . VOLLEYBALL - John L. Sullivan made his mark as a puncher. Marcene L. Sullivan depends more on blocking skills. As much as the first-year coach enjoys the hitting game, her immediate goals are defense and passing finesse . . . The former U niverSity of Washington athlete, who played in seven national tournaments, inherited nine players from a young squad which struggled through a 4-24 season in 1 984 . . . Hard-hitting senior Sharon Schmitt and junior blocking wizard Danelle Ogren are the top returnees. MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Hale, Hale, the gang's partially here . . . Brad Moore has four of his top seven harriers back from a squad which won the 1 984 NWC cha mpionship and placed 1 4th at nationals . . . Senior Dave Hale last fa ll became the first Lute in the 23 -yea r history of NWC cross country to capture the league's solo title . . . Another sen ior, Paul Barton , was the only Lute to earn all-star recog nition at both the conference and district levels . . . One of several top frosh finds, Robert Latting is a four­ time MU age group national champion.

Former Lute Athletes Take Coaching Reins Sum mer was i n g ress-eg ress ti me for four Pacific Lutheran coaches. Th ree entered the prog­ ra m and one opted to exit. Elise Lindborg has succeeded Dave Peterson as women's crew coach . A four-year Lady Lute row­ er, commodore as a senior in 1 985, Lindborg performed at four national regattas. She stroked the light four shell to victory last spring at the weste rn Sprint Regatta. Bob Trondsen, a 1 984 PLU grad, takes over the men's crew reins. A junior high school history teacher, the new Lute part-timer ea rned fou r rowing letters in a career that closely paralleled Lindborg 's. A former commodore, Trondsen earned a gold medal in light fours at the 1 983 Western Sprints. Scott Westering, a PLU part­ timer si nce his g raduation in 1 981 , will expand his duties to full-time,

wearing th ree hats. He will serve as fitness coordinator, teach PE clas­ ses, and continue as assistant footba l l coach. An All-America tight end on the 1 980 national championship grid squad, Wester­ ing was co-wi nner of the school's Jack Hewins Senior Award for leadership and performance. Toni Tu rnbull has resigned as softball coach after posting a 5532-3 record in three seasons. NAIA District 1 coach of the yea r in 1 985, Tu rnbull gave up the position to focus on a surgical tech nician career.

Boa rd Of Regents Tacoma and Vicinity


Dr. T. W. Anderson M r. Geroge Davis M r. Melvin R Knudson D r, Richard Klei n M r Georg e Lagerquist M r. Ha rry Morgan Dr W. O . Rieke Dr Roy Vir k Rev . David Wold (C hairman )

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seattle and VicinIty M r. R . Gary Baughn Rev. Tho ma s Blevin s Mr. Paul Hoglund M rs. Ruth HolmQutst Rev Lee Kl uth Dr . C liffo rd Lunde M r. Wallace McKi n ney M r. Frank Jennings (Vice Chairman) M r. Wil l ia m Randall Dr. Christy U lleland (Secretary)

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western washington Mrs Helen Belgum Rev . David Steen


Eastern Washington Mr Alvin Fink Mr. Ja m es Gates


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M r. Howard H u b ba rd M r . Galven Irby D r. Casper Pau lson Rev E Dua ne Tollefson


other Dr. John Dahlberg, Idaho Rev, Bob Newcomb, Idaho Rev Ronald Martin on. Alaska r. Jeff Probstfleld, Maryland Dr. William Ramstad. Ca lifornia M rs. Dorothy Schnaible, Idaho

Advisory D r. Glenn Nelson, ALC Dr. James Unglaube, LCA Dr Richa rd Trost, ALC/NPD Drs . Marlen Miller, DaVIS Ca rvey. Janet Rasmussen , Faculty Laurie Saine, J en nifer Hu bbard , Scott Dunmire. Stu dents Luther Bekemeier, Ma Lou Fen i l i , Lucille Gi roux, P erry B. Hen dricks (Treasurer) , ichard Jungkuntz , Har­ vey Neufeld

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Recita l . Organist David Da hl. Eastvold Auditori u m , 8 p m Concert, U n iversity Jazz E n ­ semble, U niversity Center, 8 p. m . Concert. U Iversity Sym­ phony Orchestra , Eastvold Aud . , 8 p . m Wekell Ga llery, Pa in ting & Drawing I nviati o nal , 9-4 weekdays DPA National Issues Foru m , "Welfare: W h o Should Be E n ­ titled t o Public Help ? , " U n iv. Center, 7 p m Colloquia, Tufts U n ivers ity philosopher Daniel C . De­ n nett, "Artificial I ntelligence and the Qualities of Con­ scious Experience," Rieke Center, 1 0 a . m . Lecture, Daniel C . Den nett, ' The Self as the Center of Narrative Gravity, " Rieke Center, 8 p. m U n iversity Theatre, "Arms and the M a n , " di rected by Richard Edwards, Eastvold A ud . , 8 p m Lecture, Daniel C. Den nett, "The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting," Hauge Ad . Bldg . 200, 9 a . m . league Day u n iversity Theatre, (see above) Eastvold Aud . , 2 p m . Recital. Hornist Kathleen Vaught Farner and Soprano Brunetta Mazzolini, U n iv. Center, 8 p m Concert, Un iversity Sym­ pho nic Band, E astvold Aud . , 8 p m. Concert, Regen cy Series, Northwest Wind Qui ntet, U n ­ i v Center, 8 p . m .

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22 M id - se mester Break DPA Nationa l Issues Foru m , "Taxes: W h o S ho u ld P a y and Why? , " Un iv. Center, 7 p m . Recita l. G u itarist David Burgess, U n iv. Center, 8 p m .

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Jeff Probstfield, M . D . ' 63 C linical Trials Branch DECA - N H LBI Federal Bu ilding #2 1 6 Bethesda, M D 20205

Ja nice Osterloh '60 1 81 6 S . 244th Place Kent, WA 98032

Members-At- Large 1 -yr. APpointments Esther Ellickson '58 1 1 22 1 29th St. S. Tacoma, WA 98444

Donna ( M i llerl Lewis '57 380 S. Euclid #104 Pasadena, C a 91 1 01

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C h ristmas Festival Concert, Cholr of the West, U niversity Chora le, Washington Brass Qui ntet, Seattle Opera House, 8 p m. Opera Works hop, Eastvold Aud., 8 p m Recital, Violist J effShowell, Univ. Center, 8 p . m A rt , Wekell Gallery, stai ned Glass by M a rk Gu lsrud, Photos by Bea Geller, 9-4 p . m . weekdays Christmas Festiva l Concert, Pantages Centre (Tacoma), 8 p.m. Lucia Bride Festiva l, Eastvold Aud , 8 . m . Christmas Festival Concert, Portla nd Civlc A u d . , 8 p m . Festiva l of Lessons and C arols, EastVold Aud , 8 p m . Composers Foru m , U n iv. Center, 8 p.m. Christmas Festival Concert , E astvold Aud . , 8 m M i d -Year Com men cem ent, 0Iso n ALJd , 1 0 : 30 a . m C hristmas Festiva l Concert, Spokane Opera Hous e, 4 p m Festiva l of Ugnts, Univ. Cent­ er, 9.30 p. m . Concert. MUSiC Ed uc ation Re gional, Eastvold Aud. , 7 p . m

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Roy H. Virak, M . D . '52 1 31 9 Palm D rive Tacom a , WA 98466


P L U Women ' s C l u b Y u le Boutique, Olsen Aud . , 9 a. m . U n iversity Theatre, (see above) 2 p m ReCital. g u itarist Brett Heim, Univ Center, 8 p m. Concert, M u Phi EPsilon U niv . Center, 8 p m Tha nksg ivi ng Recess

H O M EC O M I NG A l u m n i Banquet, U n lv . Cel'lt­ er, 6 p . m . Wekell Gallery, Video & Media a rts: Norie Sato, Gary Hill, tvlark Leonard , Izumi Kuroiwa, Bill Ritchie - 9-4 weekdays Artist Series, Actors from the Oregon Sha kespeare Festiva l, Eastvold Aud . , 8 p . m . Royal Lichtenstein C i rcus, U n ­ iv. Center, 4 p m Recital. Pianist Calvin Knapp, Eastvold Aud , 8 p . m . Concert, U n iversity Jazz E n ­ semble, U niv. Center, 8 p . m . Concert, u n iversity Sym­ phony Orchestra, with Sop­ rano Felicia Dobbs, Eastvold Aud , 8 p . m . DPA Natio nal Issues Foru m , "The Soviets: Wh at i s th e Conflict About? , " U n iv. Cent­ er, 7 p . m . Concert, of Contem ­ porary Music, U n i v . Center, 8 p.m. Concert, Chora l U n io n , All - H aydn prog ram , including " Lord Nelson" Mass with or­ chestra Eastvold Aud , 3 p . m ' Concert, Regency Series, Re­ gencyString Quartet, Univ. Center, 8 p . m . U n iversity Theatre, Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," directed bV William Becvar, Eastvol d Aud., 8 p . m .

Regent Representatives

Will iam K. Ra mstad '47 3261 Ca mi n ito Ameca La Jolla, CA 92037

Bonnie ( MaC Master) Andersen ' 6 6 4408 Jefferson ct Napa, CA 94558

Janet (Wigen) Sheffels '57 Rt 1 , Box 58 Wilbur, WA 991 85 Steven Ward 76 2927 S . 284th St Federal Way, WA 98003

Terms Expire sept 1987 .

D r . Arlis Adolf 7 1 1 420 S. Jersey Way Denver, CO 80224 John Edlund '61 4528 Jan Drive Carmichael, CA 95608

Kristine (Ri ngo) Isaacson 78 8009 31 st N . E . Seattle, WA 981 1 5 Jeffrey Spere 72 61 28 SE 34th Portland, OR 97202

Terms Expire Sept. 1 989 Glenn Ca m pbel l '60 41 03 Brae B u rn D r . Eugene, OR 97405 Betty (Johnson) Helseth '66 1 1 720 Interlaaken D r SW Tacoma, Wa 98498 Ja mes H u shagen 70 1 725 44th Ave. Ct N W Puyallup, WA 98371 Kathy ( Lorentzsen) Joh nson 1 95 1 8 Ashworth Ave. N. 77 Seattle, WA 981 3 3

Jack Oliver '66 7645 Heather Road Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Jeanette ( B u rzlaff) Koch ' 46 52 SW Pleasant View Gresham, OR 97030

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Piper Peterson '85 3528 Ben Hogan Lane Billing s , MT 59101

Brian Price '55 1 338 2 4th Ave. Longview, WA 98632

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Tracy Totten 75 1 248 Uda Street Pasadena, CA 91 1 03

Mall to: Nesvlg Alumni center Pacific Lutheran U. Tacoma, vvash. 98447

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Immediate Past President Rich Hamlin '59 3385 C rescent Beach Dr. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Terms Expire sept. 1 988 B. Eldon Anderson '35 2318 Dublin Dr. NW, Olympia, WA 98502 Connye ndstroml Hager ' 63 1 50 Norris Ct W. Billings, MT 59101

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vol. XVI No. 2


December 1985

I nteg rati ng Faith And Practice







Busi ness Administration profes足 sor Glenn Van Wy he a uth ors the seco n d i n a series of Scene articles exa mining "quality ed ucation in a C h ristia n context. "

Tea cher


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The teacher sur plus of the ' 70s has become the shorta ge of the ' 80s as the second " baby boom" a rrives

ational Media Cover PLU









More than football at PLU rs attracting national attention N B C 足 T V and U. S. News & World Report a re a m o n g those wh ich have looked at PLU social outreach and academic programs

Lutes in Orid Title Battle








For the th i rd time i n six years, PLU played in the national NAIA football title game

cover Heavv snow is not co mmon i n the Puget Sou n d area So i n spite of record low tem peratu res, stu 足 dents enjoyed the heavY sn owfa l l that blan keted t h e ca m p us fo r a l m o st t w o w e e k s i n l a t e November

Scene ( U SPS - - - - - - - ) Vol XVI No 2 . Published q u a rterly by Pacific Luthe足 ran U n iversity, S. 1 2 1 st and Park Ave , Tacoma, WA 98447 - 0004 Second class postage pending at Tacoma, WA Postmaster: Send address change to D evelopment Data Center, PLU, P O Box 2068, Tacoma. WA 98447 -0003 .

pactflc Lutheran University Scene

December 1985

2 Heritage Sca ndi navia n I m migra nt Experience Preserved I n Specia l PLU Col l ection B y Kathleen Burk

Pacific Luthera n U n iversity's I m ­ migra nt Experience Collection "is one a rea where PLU ca n make a n i nternational contrib ution to the schola rly worl d , " accord ing to Dr. Ja net Rasmusse n , di recto r of the Sca ndinavia n Stu dies p rogra m an d cha i r of the La nguages Depart ­ ment The col lection, which highlig hts the interests and respectives of Sca ndi navian i m m i g ra nts to the Pacific Northwest, is housed in Mortvedt Lib ra ry It incl udes o ra l a n d written his­ torical reco rds, perso nal memoirs, l ette rs , d i a ri e s , m isc e l l a n e ous photog raphs and newspa pers , journals and books read b y the i m migra nts Most of the literature has been donated to the l i b ra ry "Su rveyed together, the mate­ ria ls help pinpoint the dom inant cu!tura l values of Scandi navia n ­ America ns a n d chart the cou rse of Sca ndinavian eth nic identity , " Ras­ m ussoen sa id. She poi nted out that col lection is un usual fo r seve ra l reasons. First, it is not li mited to Swedish, Norwegian or Danish experience Instead the col lection attempts to show the experie nce of all Sca n ­ di navian i m m igra nts in the Pacific Northwest The collection is also unique to the Northwest "Alth ough there a re several fine collections i n the M idwest, not a lot has been done with this reg ion's history," Ras­ mussen observed "Very few (collections) have ev-

er focused on the publishing and rea d i n g habits of the i m m i g ­ ra nts , " she explai ned This col lec­ tion boasts many Sca ndinavia n l a n g uage books publ ished in the U n ited States. The co llection ca n be used for u nderg rad uate, g rad u a t e , p e r ­ so n a l a nd scho larly resea rch . How­ ever, it is not a genea logical re­ sea rch co llection . It has a l ready been used by Swedish rad io for a special p rogram on i m m ig rants, as well as several experts in immig­ ra nt history "The response has been very positive , " Rasm ussen added . The collection was sta rted in the mid-70's when the un iversity lib­ rary was changing fro m the Dewey Decimal system to the Libra ry of Congress cata l oging system "It was then that the la rge n u m be r of Sca ndi navian books with Goth ic script in the l i b ra ry were sorted out," Rasm ussen sai d . "We a l ­ ready had the beg i n n i n gs of a n i m porta nt collection . " I n 1 97 7 , the libra ry made the formal decision to create the Sca ndi na vian I m m ig rant Experi ­ e nce Co llectio n . A s books and manuscripts a re donated to PLU , the j o b of c a ta log i n g the mate ria ls co n ­ tinues. Kerstin Ringdahl is i n charge of developing the col l ecti o n a n d coo rdi nating the catalog ing ef­ fort A l ready employed by the l i b ra ry when the collection was sta rted, her Swed ish heritage and knowledge of the Swedish l a n ­ guage m a d e Ringdahl a n atura l for the job Stu dent workers and

Kris Ringdahl

i nte rested volu nteers a re helping with the project In a ddition to the book and docum ent co llection, the libra ry houses two other Sca n d i navian co l lections. A col lection of Sca ndinavian ar­ tifacts including cloth ing, tools, household ite ms, art work a n d m u sical instru ments h a s fo und a tem porary home i n the libra ry It will be moved to the East Cam pus i n Februa ry, 1 986, and eventually to the plan ned Sca n d i navian C u l ­ tural Center, Ringdahl said . A booster group ca l led the Troll Club has opened a th rift shop nea r ca mpus to ra ise fu nds for the collection a n d proposed cente r. E ng l ish lectu re r Megan Benton is developing a n other collection featuring Sca nd inavian fine book­ making It in clu des l i m ited edition books with special type and bindings

"The books a re an a rt form , " Benton sa i d . The Sca nd inavian bookmaking collection is " modest, " according to Bento n . The p roject just re ­ ceived app roval by the E ng l ish Department last spring and has no special fund i n g . Benton sai d she w i l l conti n ue to add a few books each yea r out of the Englis h Department's regular bud get Students i nterested in publish­ i ng a n d printing at PLU will benefit from the collection. Benton said, "No other libra ry has a similar focus. " The th ree re lated col lections a re cu rrently i n the same area of the library and o n ly ava ilab le by a p ­ pointm ent, Ringdahl sai d Howev­ er, to in crease student a nd co m ­ m u nity awareness o f the collec­ tions, a n open ho use is schedu led for January 1 8 , 1 986.

Va l'uable I m m i g ra nt Data May Be Lost Without Acti o n Soon By Janet Rasmussen

Crumbling pa perbacks, l a d e n with dust, l i n e the wall o f the outdoor shed . Olaf Sivertsen , alert a n d lively at 97, re min isces as the books are taken from the shelves, one by one, and placed in ca rto ns for tra nsport to the PLU libra ry The books were pu rchased by Olaf from a Scandi navian bookde­ a l e r in Tacoma more tha n sixty yea rs ago They were eagerly rea d, a nd then g raciously shared with friends. But their useful days with­ in the social circle a re now long gone The old Norweg ian volu mes hold l ittle i nte rest for younger members of the fa mily. M a ny times such book collections a re simply d isca rded . When this hap­ pens, it is a considera b le loss . The personal libra ries of Sca ndi navian imm igra nts like Olaf Sivertsen u r­ gently need to be saved. S u c h v o l u m e s , f a ded a n d foreign as they may seem to the casual observer, hold a store of val uable i nformation for resea rch -

ers and for future generations. Su rveyed as sepa rate col l ecti ons, the books hig h l ight the i nterests a nd perspectives of ind ividual i m ­ migra nts a n d their fa m i l ies. Sur­ veyed together, the collections

Dr. Janet Rasmussen is director o f the PLU Scandinavian Studies program and chair of the Department of Lan­ guages.

help pinpo i nt the dom inant CUl­ tu ra l v a l u e s of Sca n d i n a v i a n ­ Am erica ns and cha rt the cou rse of Sca ndinavian eth nic identity Each publication tells a bit of the story The C h icago repri nt of a Swed ish Romantic Ipoet shows the conti n uity of the l iterary classics. The Da n ish tra n slation of The Count of Monte Cristo testifies to the u n iversa l desire for escape and a dventure. The well -worn devo­ tional g uide, ca rried across the Atl a ntic, witnesses to a strong and steady faith I m migra nt libraries hold the key to analyzing much of the lite ra ry activity which occurred with i n the eth n ic co m m u n ity The Scan d i n a ­ via ns had ba rely settled i n thei r new homeland before eth nic p re­ sses beg a n to rol l i n places like Taco ma a nd Seattle. M uch rema ins to be l ea rned about which authors were favored and which works saw freq uent new editions, as well as a b out t h e new a u t h o rs who emerged from a mong the i m m ig­ ra nt ra nks. This i nformation may be lost. u n less q u ick action is ta ken . The

material is often in preca rious physical cond itio n . The paper a nd binding are fragile and the natura l p rocess o f disi nteg rati on h a s in many cases been hastened by neglect or poo r storage co ndi­ tions . Fewe r and fewer persons read the Sca ndinavian languages with ease . Even fewer ca n deCi p h ­ er the old orthography and the Gothic script in which the majority of the volumes a re pri nted U n dersta n dably, there is a te n ­ dency to d isca rd deteriorating a nd u n intel ligible materials. The pro­ cess is further haste ned by the fact that in the N orthwest the fi rst gen eration of Sca ndi navian i m ­ migra nts a re not past 70 Their libra ries often d isa ppea r upon the move to a reti rement home or when the fa m i ly divi des the estate. Time is bringing the im m igra nt era to a close a nd with it the passi ng of the physical remi nders of that era . A t PLU conscious steps a re be­ ing taken to preserve i m m igra nt libra ry materia ls and organization­ al records. If you know of such docu ments, p lease bring them to our attentio n .


Lutheran university


December 1985



Brenda Johnson IS Brenda Joh nson of Beaverton , Ore , has been selected a s the 1 985 Sa nta Lucia at Pacific Luthe­ ra n U n iversity The 1 985 Beaverton High Sc hool g raduate received her seve n -ca n ­ d i e crow n d u rin g PLU's 38th a n n u ­ a l Sca ndinavian C hristmas celebra ­ tio n Dec. 7. The crow ning of Sa nta Lucia was the h i g h l ight of the prog ra m, which featured tradi­ tio nal C h ristmas customs of Swe­ den, Den m a rk, F i n l a n d a n d Norway Johnso n , 1 8, is the daug hter of Dr. a n d M rs . Donald Johnso n , 6825 S W Dale Ave She plans to major i n engi neering a t PLU .

Brenda Johnson

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other Lucia candidates sel ected as attenda nts were Amy Kott of Port An geles, and Lisa Li nterman of E . Wenatchee. Both a re sopho­ mores majori ng in biology The Lucia Festival is a Swedish pre-Christmas tra d i t i o n d a t i n g back t o 1 665. The legend beh ind the tra di tion te lls of a ha rsh year of fa m i ne. Ea rly i n December there a p pea red on Lake Ve n a m a large w h ite vessel w i th a beautiful white- clad maiden at the hel m . H e r head was encircled by ra diant beams. When the vessel reached shore, the m a iden gave large quantities of food to the cou ntry folk

Other lege ndary acco unts go back to a ncient Italy where a Christi a n girl was martyred at the sta ke d u ring the re ign of Diocle­ tian in 303 A . D . The story of her h e rosim later beca me pop u l a r with t h e Ch ristia nized Vikings in Sca n d i navia and was the basis for a popu lar wi nter festiva l observ­ a nce . Today, young Swedish maidens rise at dawn on the sho rtest day of the year to prepare coffee and sweets fo r their fa mi lies . One of the highlig hts to the PLU observ­ a nce is the reception fol lowi ng the festiva l , where many kinds of Sca ndinavian treats are served

PLU Smallest u.s. Un iversity I n Norweg ia n stipend prog ra m Pacific Lutheran U n iversity is one of 1 5 u n iversities nationwide - a nd the smal lest by fa r pa rtici pating i n a new prog ram esta b l i s h ed by the Norweg ian g o ve r n m e n t to e n c o u r a g e N o rweg i a n stu d e nts to study a b roa d . T h e program p rovi des a special gra nt fro m the Norweg ian gov ­ ern ment fo r students studying business administration at PLU , acco rd ing to Per Nyborg , General Di rector of N orway' s Royal Mi nis­ t ry of C u l t u r a l a n d Scientific Affai rs . No eligible N orwegian student would have to pay more tha n N O K 5000 ($ 500) a yea r toward tu ition at PLU, accord i ng to Nyborg The progra m a p p lies to stu ­ dents with at least one year's transfer credits from Norway as wel l as grad uate stude nts, a n d t h e r e a re s p e c i f i c a c a d e m i c criteria. Nybo rg indicated that educa­ tion i s an i m po rtant part of a new a nd more agg ressive strategy to stren gthen Norweg ia n ind ustry

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and fo reign trad e. The Norweg ian State Educational Lo an Fund pro­ vides gra nts and loans for ed uca ­ tion abroad w h e n admission to t h e co r responding educational prog ra m i n Norway is l i m ited and

there is reaso nable demand for such training in the Norweg ian labor ma rket At present, l i mited areas i nclude b u s i n e s s a d m i n i strati o n , e n ­ gi neering and com puter science.

The o n ly other U S private in­ stitution pa rtici pati ng in the prog ­ ra m is Rice U n ivers ity i n Housto n . Others a re state u n iversities in 1 2 states, including the U niversity of Wa shi ngto n .

Reti red Professor Aids Stu d e nts With Generous Gifts D r J a m es R . Slater passed retire­ ment age 30 years ago. But the fo rmer U n iversity of Pu get So u n d b i o logy p rofe sso r has n e v e r ceased ca ring a bo u t students . Today, a t 9 6 , h e conti n ues to give of his time a n d treasu re He has establ ished scholarsh ips in seven d ifferent a reas at U PS and th ree at PLU . He also rece ntly don ated h is home to PLU In recog n ition of his long life of service and generous su pport of higher education , Dr Slater has been awa rded a PLU Certificate of Recog n ition The honor was to be presented at wi nter co m m ence­ ment exercises Dec . 1 4 . S l a t e r esta b l i s h e d t h e f i rst charitable gift a n n u ity at Rutgers U n iversity, where he earned his bachelor'S deg ree i n 1 9 1 3 . He has a lso g iven major gifts to Syracuse U n ive rsity, wh ere he earned mas­ ter's and doctor's deg rees in 1 9 1 7 and 1 9 1 9 . Still other major gifts have been donated to Brown Un iversity, U n ­ iversity of M ich iga n a n d P h i Kappa Phi, a national academic honora ry similar to Phi Beta Ka ppa. The many a n n u ities have been esta blished "so my influence w i l l b e felt a ny n u m ber o f years into the futu re, " Slater sa id. " I d id n 't just teach to collect a salary , " he asserted. " I wa nted to improve students' lives . " Slater is a lso proud that he has l ived to see fou rth and fifth gener­ ations of ed ucators who benefited from his teach i n g Even PLU Presi­ d e nt D r . W i l l i a m R i e k e , w h o graduated 32 yea rs ago, is a Sl ater "g ra ndstudent" And Rieke has "gra ndstudents" of his own. A d isplay of a rtifacts Sl ater has collected over decades was on exhi bit in PLU's Mortvedt Libra ry d u ring N ove mber. M a ny of the a rtifacts were used as teachi ng

aids during Slater's c l a s s r oom days At least once a week he takes the bus from h is North Tacoma home to work on projects i n the l i b rary o r biology department at PLU . On several projects he has collabo­ rated with Dr. Ire n e C reso, one of his former stu dents, now retired from the PLU facu lty He believes it is i m portant that

stu de nts k n ow of the vol u minous body of research provided to scho lars by Wash i ngton State's pioneer biologists For that reason Slater is helping to plan a memoria l fra me near the biology depart­ ment in the PLU Rieke Science Ce nter which w i l l featu re s i x noteworthy pion eer Pacific North­ west biologists, i n cl u d i n g hi mself and C reso .

Dr. Slater and studen t Donna Dixon examine collection items.

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Inte g ratin g faith and practice Teaching Business, Or Any Discipline, In A Christian Con text Gle nn Van Wyh e

By Glenn Van Wyhe


t is the goal of a u n iversity to teach n ot merely p ractice but a lso theory . If a u n iversity was content to teach o n ly co m m on a n d a ccepted p ractice i n e a c h o f a multitu de of di sci plines, it wo u l d be better to ca l l s u ch a n in stitution a u n iversa l vocati o n a l school. I f a u niversity was content to teach the accepted p ractices in the various d iscip l i nes a n d then toss over that a l ittle "theory" - a few " p ri nciples " a n d classification schemes a n d other defi n itional generalizations - w e could perha ps ca l l such an institution a u niversity, a l beit a poor one. The teaching j ust of some principles a n d procedures ca n not m a ke up a " q u a lity" educati on . It is the goal of un iversity sc h o l a rs to rational ize thei r disci plines , to g o b a c k beyond lower level principles a n d seek out fi rst pri nci ples and conceptu a l begi n n i ngs Serious sch o l a rs who have been ma king that effort have come to rea l i ze over the past few decades that there a re alternative "first

I ntrod uction This is the second in a series o f Scene articles exploring concepts of the PLU motto, "Quality Education in a Christian Context. " Glenn Van Wyhe is an assistant professor of accounting in the PLU School of Business Administration He has been a member of the campus Christian context committee since its formation six years ago. He is also the author of a related article, "A Liberal Educa ­ tion for Business, " in Faculty Dialogue (Fall 19B4), a journal published by the Institute for Christian Leadership and Renewal.

Is A Multi-dimensional Challenge p rinciples" ava i l a ble, that the alternatives have rea l effects upon the way a discipline i s seen ( a n d ta ug ht), a n d that c h o i ce a mo n g such p rincip les ca nnot b e made i n d u ctively The relativity of schol a rship, its lack of o bj ectivity , a n d its d e p e n d en ce on a worldview has been recogni zed It is n ow a d mitted that one's perspective stro n g ly col o rs the "fi n d i n g s " of one's schol a rsh i p I t i s now clear that the wo rldview ( o r "fa ith " ) o f a professor o r of a g ro u p o f professors (e g , a u niversity) is not a t a l l somethi n g u n i m portant with respect t o the teach i n g of a d iscipline I n fact, it colo rs the way a disci p l i ne is seen by the peo ple who practice it People once spoke of the need to i ntegrate faith a nd practice or ( if you held the opposing position) of the need to keep fa ith a n d practice separate In fact, faith a n d p ractice are i ntegrated a n d ca nnot be sepa ­ rated . The tas k of scho l a rs hi p is to d iscover what the fa ith or wo rldview is that l ies behind the way a disci p l i ne i s bei ng perceived and ta u g ht O nce this is done it ca n be deter­ mi ned which pri nci ples a nd proced u res (once na ively considered to be objective) a re consistent with such a worldview a nd which

a re not Once the va rious worl dviews a re openly d isclosed a n d discussed a n d their differing effects made k n own, i ntelligent cho ices can be made a mong the m . Here the goal of a u n ivers ity to integ rate p ractice a n d theo ry a n d t o exa m i n e various theories reaches fulfill ment The task of being a good u n iversity has very pa rticu l a r i m p l ications for a n i n stitution such as PLU , which seeks to p rovide a " q u a lity education in a C h ristia n context " The "co n ­ text" o f such ed ucati o n m u st b e seen as the wo rldview out of wh ich each d isci p l i ne is ta ug ht, a n d such a wo rldview s h o u l d be C h ristia n . It is w holely i n a d eq uate to th i n k of a C h risti a n u niversity as identical to a secula r u niversity except that it has a chapel some­ where on ca m p u s and it req u i red students to ta ke one or two reli g i o n co urses (which a re ta ught the s a me way they a re taught at secu lar u n iversities ) . For PLU to be a g ood u niversity it m u st be true to its worldview (just as secu l a r u n iversities a re true to thei rs) a n d work out the i m plicati ons of that wo rldview in each d i sci p l i ne Only in that way can theory at the h i ghest level be u nited with p ractice in every discipline Yet sett l i n g fo r a nyth i n g less is a d e n i a l of the task of bei ng a good u n iversity It is no easy task to be a un i versity s chola r, but then, if it were, the work would not be so rewa rdi n g PLU professors have generally received many yea rs of education at secu l a r u n i versities, a n d have been ta ught their disci p l i n es fro m a sec u l a r worldview, a nd have been very i m pressed by the (often u nspoken) cla i m that such a w o rldview was the only true o ne, the only one worthy of a n intel l ig ent perso n . I t is not a t a l l easy to overcome such long a n d powerful i n doctri ­ nation a n d to exa mine the issues without a sec u l a r bias. The ta sk confronti ng P LU pro­ fessors is g reater ( a n d h i g her) tha n that at secu lar u n iversities, where a d o m i nant a n d thus often u nexa m i ned worldview rules without s i g n ificant challenge The " C h risti a n context" of P L U o u g ht to be the worl dview that God - def i n ed as the Father of Jesus C h rist, who is H i s perfect Son - i s the creato r, a n d thus the rig htful j u d g e , o f t h e wh ole world . This is t h e worldview w h ich is professed in the "Objectives of the U niversity" p u b l ished in every P LU cata log Such a worl dview is very d ifferent from a ny o t h e r w o rl d v i ew , s u c h a s t h e s ec u l a r worldview where t h e world a n d everyth i n g i n i t resu lts from cha nce. A C h risti a n worldview

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is di sti n ct fro m others a n d has d isti nct i m p l icati o n s for eve ry d is c i p l i n e I teach t h e f i n a n c i a l acco u n ti n g c l a s s w h i c h is req u i red of a l l b u s i n ess stude nts early i n the course o f their major stu d i e s . The class i s a n i ntro d u ctio n to t h e u s e of f i n a n ci a l i nformation i n m a k i n g busi ness deci s i o n s , a n d is desig ned t o h e l p students become fa m i l i a r with c o n ce pts and defi nitions bei n g used i n the b u s i ness co m m u n ity O n e a p ­ p roach t o tea c h i n g s u c h a c l a s s co u l d be t o s i m ply p resent p reva i l i ng p ractice a n d g ive some i n struction i n " how to do i t " W h i le that is the a p p roach often taken at other schoo l s , it i s obv i o u s from the precedi n g discuss i o n t h a t s u c h a n a p p roach is n ot co n s i stent with a u n iversity educati o n , a nd it w o u l d be neg l i ­ g e n t o f me t o ta ke such a n a p p roach The a pproach w h ich is a pp r o p riate i s a m u ch m o re d iffi c u l t o n e to ta k e . To the l i mits of my a b i l ity, I s h o u l d tie b u s i n ess, as o n e a rea of l ife, together w ith other a reas of l ife by i d e n tify i n g the b road princi p les w h i c h a p ply a c ross such d ifferent a re a s . These "fi rst p r i n c i p l es " s h o u l d be a pp l i e d to busi ness by reference to the specific facts a bout b u s i ­ ness, a n d s u c h pri nci ples ca n be used to crit i q u e p ra ctices a n d ideas p reva i l i ng i n business. Such a n a p p roach does m o re tha n l i p service to the w h o l e ness of the i nd i v i d u a l student a n d the whole ness o f h i s ed ucati o n . I n t h i s way t h e stu dent truly receives a l i be ra l educati o n i n b u s i n es s . T h e esse n ce o f b u s i ness is trade, a relatio n ­ s h i p between two ( o r more) people i n w h ich they exc h a n ge t h i n g s (goods o r services) with each other. B u s i n ess is th u s one type of relati o ns h i p between peo p l e The God of C h ristian ity is p ree m i n e n tly ( a l most exc l u ­ sively) con ce rned a bout relati o n s h i p s bet­ ween people To p retend th at His con cerns could be i g n o red in a b u s i n ess co u rse and sti l l say that there is a " C h risti a n c o n text" t o such educatio n is sheerest nonsence. Some ethic­ a l positio n must b e taken in d iscuss i o n s a bo ut i nterperso n a l relati o n sh i ps I f it i s n o t a C h ristian one, it w i l l be o n e w h i ch i n some i nsta n ce o r i n m a ny i nsta n ces d isag rees with the C h ri sti a n one If the eth ica l position b e i n g t a u g h t i s not d i rectly a d d ressed i n the c l a ss it will sti l l be i m pl ied in its effects, and i t w i l l b e tra n s m itted s u btlely (even deceitfu l ly) rather th a n being add ressed stra i g htfo rwa rd l y a n d h onestly If the essence of b u s i n ess i s trade, then the f u n d a menta l q uestio n to ask is is trade a good or bad relati o n s h i p i n te rms of the

C h risti a n worldview? I confess that I a m sti l l see k i n g the a nswer to this dee pest o f a l l q uestio ns a bo ut b u s i ness . I t i s n o t o n e easily a nswere d . Trade presu m es s p ec i a l i zation I would not tra d e with s o m eo n e else un less that someone had the t i m e or a b i l ity to do o r m a ke someth i ng wh ich I w a n t b u t d o not have the a b i lity a nd/or the time to d o or m a k e . Such s pe ci a l i zation I ta ke to b e good in the l i g ht of my u ndersta n d i n g of C h ri st's teach i n g Special i zation affi rms the u n iq ue­ n ess and the special ness of i n d i v i d u a l s , and it a cts as a way of d raw i n g peo p l e to each oth e r a n d i nto relatio n s h i p w i t h e a c h other O n the oth e r hand, t ra d i n g also p resumes di strust We c o u l d , after a l l , g i ve without expect i n g a nyth i n g in retu rn . Jesus said that it is m ore blessed to g ive than to receive The reason that we t rade rather tha n g ive is that we do n ot trust peop l e We a re afra i d that, if we g ive, oth e rs w i l l not g ive to us a n d we w i l l be left destitute I n a fa l len world, o f c o u rse, it is reaso n a b l e a n d a p p ro p riate to d i strust people But i s our d istrust actually a d istrust that G od w i l l p rovide for us, a n d thus a lack of faith i n G o d ? Yet faith in God s h o u l d not cause us to do u n reaso n a b l e t h i n g s , s h o u ld it? These q uesti o n s a re not easy to a nswer, a nd theolog i a n s have a rg ued about such matters of faith . If we p resume that trad i n g , at least in th is age, is accepta b l e (a lways kee p i n g our reser­ vati ons in the back of o u r m i n ds), then certai n conclusions ca n be rea c h ed . The i n itiati n g m otivatio n fo r a trade i s that a trader expects to be better off after the trade th a n befo re it Both pa rties to a volu nta ry tra de expect a ' · p rofit, " a n i ncrease i n wel l ­ offness . I f what you get w o u l d b e n o bette r, in your o p i n i o n , t h a n w hat you g ive, there would be no i ncen tive to g o th ro u g h the tro u b l e of tra d i n g The p rofit motive is i n s e pa ra b l e from the a ct of volu ntary tra d i n g The a ct o f tra d i n g i nvolves n o t j ust receiv­ i ng , however, but a l so g i v i n g Without g i v i n g , we w o u l d have not tra d i n g b ut stea l i n g Without g iv i n g what the other pa rty i s reaso n a bly expecti n g , w e would b e cheating i nstead of tra d i n g Without giving someth i n g o f accepta b l e q ua l ity, future trades w i l l not exist How often d o you g o back to trade with a b u s i ness which has cheated you ? There m ust be the des i re to g ive someth i n g of va l u e to the oth e r p a rty, to be of service to a custo m e r or c l i e nt The i m porta n ce of this p a rt of the a ct of t ra d i n g ca n n ot be overem -

p h a s i zed when J esus has told us that the one who is g reatest i n God's K i ng d o m is the one who is a se rva nt to others. The service motive is the motive which in a world of d i strust is a l ways in d a n g e r of being s u p p ressed and dow n p layed To try to be of service o n e m ust g ive the other party to a trade reason to be rea l ly satisfied with the trade . T a k i n g adva ntage of someone who is in a vul nera b l e position is not being of service to that perso n . The a l most u n ivers a l ly accept­ ed adage that a b u s i n ess s h o u l d " m a x i m ize p rofi ts" i s s i m ply false f ro m this perspective The excuses fo r maxi m i z i ng p rofit can be exa m i ned a n d shown to be theo retica l ly i n adeq uate The excuse that com petition acts as an a utomatic co ntrol so that no one can get too m u c h p rofit is true o n ly i n an envi ron ment cal led "perfect c o m peti t i o n " by eco n o m ists, a n env i ro n m en t which exists nowhere in real i ty In a n y com petitive envi­ ro n me n t s h o rt of " p e rfect, " excess p rofits can be m ade in the s h o rt run a n d peo p l e ca n be seriously h u rt . T h e excuse is m a d e that b u s i nesspersons a re free to gain whatever p rofit they can because, after a l l , they a re not o m n i scient a nd ca n not know what a " p ro per" p rice i s . O m n iscience, h owever, i s not req u i red I f they a re n ot s m a rt e n o u g h t o know what adequate p rofits a re, then they a re n ot s m a rt enough to do a ny tra d i n g a nyway A com pe ­ tent b u s i nessperson s h o u l d b e a ble to deter m i ne an adeq uate p rofit or not be i n b u s i ness. The exc u se is made that a b u s i nessperson should conserve resources, be effi cient, m i n i m ize costs ( w h i le reta i n i ng a d eq uate q ua l \ty, of cou rse), a n d i t is said that m i n i m i z i n g costs i s the same as max i m i z i ng p rofits It is easy to see the l og ical fal l a cy i n such a n a rg u m ent O n e can m i n i m ize costs without " maxi m i z i n g " p rofits merely by red ucing o n e's p r i ce at the s a m e ti m e as costs a re reduced . There a re oth e r theoretical issues with w h i ch to dea l D i strust ca n be h a n d led by a b u s i n ess th ro u g h a rea s o n a ble system of i nter n a l controls a n d by s u pport for a l a w ­ a b i d i n g society, b ut excessive d i strust c a n res ult i n o p p ressive contro l s a n d l aws Also, m oney is a ha ndy tool fo r va l u i ng trades, b ut it has serious l i m itatio n s a s a val uati o n device if used excl usively These a n d other iss u es m u st be thoug htf u l ly considered by a l l busi n ess students o r else they have been d e p rived of a q u a l ity u niversity ed u cati o n These issues s h o u l d be d e a l t with i n busi ness classes, n o t confi n ed t o p h i l osophy and reli g i o n classes Students s h o u l d not be a l lowed to i n correctly th i n k that p h i l osophy a nd relig i o n a re i rreleva n t to a b u s i ness ca reer. Not in a u niversity, a n d cert a i n ly n ot i n a u n iversity dedicated to a " C h ristian con ­ text" type of ed u cati o n ' The same p rofessors who teach b u s i ness p ri n ci p les a n d p roce­ d u res should also teach the fu n d a m e n ta l theo ries u nderlyi ng them a n d show h o w the theories a n d p r i n c i p l es and p roced u res a re a l l i n teg rated . T h e n we w i l l have edu cated thoughtf u l busi nesspeople who w i l l be a b l e t o perform t h e i r future b u s i ness activities i n a " C h ri stian context " 0

Editor's Note : D u e t o a n u nfortu nate screened g ra p h i c o n some cop ies o f t h e Octob e r Scene, the first a rticle in this series, "Can a C o n text Be Ch ristia n ? " by Dr. R i c h a rd J u n g k u ntz was diffi c u lt to rea d . U nscreened 8 % x 1 1 rep r i n ts of t h e a rticle a re ava i l a b l e from the P LU Office of U niversity Relations.

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N ew Teacher shortage Looms As 2nd Ba by Boo m Rea ches School Age By Jim Peterson

Such a s h o rt t i m e ago, it see m s , there was a s u rplus o f teachers i n A m e ri c a . Y o u n g p e o p l e were d i s­ couraged from en teri ng t h e teac h i n g profession N o l o n g er i s that the case . Educators have been foreca sti ng a teacher s ho rta g e for several years Today that shortage is u p o n us, a ccord i n g to D r . Ken n eth J o h n ­ sto n , dean o f the P L U School of Educati o n Several factors a re contri b uti ng to the s h o rtag e , J o h nston i n d i ­ cated F i rst, d ue t o the teacher s u r p l u s i n the m i d - 70s, felll/er students were e n co u raged to en­ roll in teacher p reparation p ro g ­ ra m s . " A t s o m e schools the d ro p i n e n ro l l ment has been d ra matic, more than 50 percent, " J o h nston p o i n ted o u t . P L U e n ro l l m e nt, however, has re m a i ned sta b l e . A secon d facto '· that h a s i n ­ flue nced l ower e n ro l l ment has been the m a n y new c a reer op­ ti o n s ava i l a b l e to students , par­ tic u l a rly wo men . "A g e n e rati on a n d more a g o , most profes s i o n a l ca reer women beca me teachers or n u rses , " J o h nston o bserve d . "Today they a re entering every career field ava i la b l e . a n d there a re n ,any m o re to c hoose fro m , fo r both men a n d women " B u t the most i mportant factor i s the i ncrease i n the student p o p u ­ lati o n . " I n t h e ' 5 0 s we h a d the c h i l d ren of the post-wa r baby b oo m , " sa i d the dea n , w hose own teac h i n g career bega n i n 1 947 . "Today those c h i l d ren a re g rown a n d they h ave fa m i l ies of thEW" own . Even thou g h they a re having fewer c h i ldren, we a re sti l l b eg i n ­ n i ng t o experience the second baby boom . " Between n o w a n d 1 990 el e menta ry s c h o o l s w i l l n e e d m a n y mo re teachers . Those c l a s ­ s r o o m s have t o be staffed , a nd h o p e f u l l y w i t h w e l l p re p a red teachers, " he asserted Often overlooked is a fou rth related factor, J o h n s t o n i n d i ­ cated , H e p o i n ted o u t that veteran teachers, those who entered the profes s i o n d u ri n g the fi rst b a by boo m , a re nea r i n g reti re m e n t a g e "Th e re w i l l soon b e m a n y teac h e rs to rep l ace, a n d t h a t w i l l agg ravate the s hortage " Washi ngton state, part icularly, m ust face the pr:)blem s q u a rely and deal W ith it effective l y, h e b e l ieves , exp la i n i ng , " I n additi n to our own problem, we a r· e

b eg i n n i ng to be ' ra i d ed ' by other states, pa rticu l a rl y C a l i fo r n i a . " The Go lden State expects to need 1 40 , 000 more teachers tha n the state w i l l produce a n d is start i n g to recruit from Wash i n g ­ t o n a n d s u rro u n d i n g state s . C a l ifornia salary levels a nd general e m p l oyment packages a re c u r­ rently more attractive than m a n y i n Was h i n g to n , accord i n g to J o h n ­ ston In add ition to the g ro w i n g s h o r­ tage of e l e menta ry teachers a re sho rtages a m o n g s pecia l i sts i n math/c o m p uter science, spec i a l educati o n , b u s i ness a nd office ed ucatio n , re a d i n g res o u rces , read ing a nd lea rn i n g d i s a b i l ities, b i l i n g u a l p rograms and i nd u strial a rts. Nan N o k l eberg , P L U e d u cation p lacement d i rector for 1 1 yea rs , has seen the ma rket d e m a n d for teachers ebb and flow , But d u ri ng those years, she i n dicated, the e m p loyment pe,J ks and valleys fo r PLU g rad uates have never been severe. PLU g ra d uates have been



h i g hly successf u l i n o b ta i n i n g tea c h i ng a ss i g n ments o r ed uca ­ tio n - related e m p loyment "Th roug h o ut the s u rp l u s years there were always jobs for those w i l l i n g to p l a n the i r prepa ration prog ra m carefu l ly, be open to e m p loyment geog ra ph ically, de­ mo nstrate a high l evel of compe­ tence d u ring the i r student tea c h ­ i n g e x perience, a n d p u rsue a c o n ­ tract pe rsistently, " she said One g radu ate who was open to e m p l oyment geog ra p h ic a l ly was M i ke Ottis, a n ' 84 g raduate who acce pted a j o b as a physica l e d u ca ­ tion teacher i n tiny, re mote Wilson C reek i n central Washi ngton R e ­ cently he beca me o n e o f 1 00 U S e d u cators receivi n g $ 1 ,000 from the Student Loan Ma rketi n g As­ sociatio n i n a new p rog ra m to rewa rd o u tsta n d i n g f i r s t - ye a r teach e rs . " H e i s one o f the most out­ sta n d i n g fi rst-year teac h e rs I 've seen in 1 6 years in educati o n , " said h is superi nten dent, Dale C l a r k . A " h i g h level of com petence"

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was recently l a u d ed by p ri n c i p a l Rick Smedley a t I d lewild E l e me n ­ tary School i n the C l over Park School District I ntroducing PLU student teachers at a PSTA meet­ i ng , he s a i d , "This is an outsta n d ­ i n g g ro u p , " then added, " b ut then a l l of our PLU stude nt teach ­ ers a re outsta n d i ng " PLU has a l ways attra cted g ood q u a l ity students , J o h nston note d . " People c o m i n g i nto o u r progra m want to b e teachers; they have the talent, i nterest a nd enthusiasm that m a ke good teachers " he added . Such a tea c h e r is 1 955 PLU g rad uate Wallace Rogel stad at Rex P u t n a m H ig h School i n M i l w a u k i e , O re . H e is o n e o f 1 04 teachers n ationwide selected to receive the 1 98 5 Presidential Award for Exce l l ­ e n c e i n Science a n d M athematics Tea c h i n g H e received h i s award from President R o n a l d Reag a n at an Oct 2 3 Wh ite H o u se cere m o n y J o h n st o n f o rs e e s a t i m e , perhaps i n the nea r futu re , w h e n t h e PLU S c h o o l o f Educati on w i l l need t o d o a " h a rder sel l " to encourage students i n other d e ­ p a rtments t o go into teach i ng t o h e l p meet t h e ma rket d e m a n d . " R e w a r d s i n t e a c h i n g a re g reat, " he reflected " Even the m u c h m a l i g ned sala ries a re com ­ petitive with many other fields Sta rti n g sala ries a re s i m i l a r; a n d we need to remem b e r that we' re ta l k i n g a bout a 1 80 - day work year, n ot 250 days as in m ost other professions " T e a c h e rs can d o e xc i t i n g t h i n g s w i t h t h a t e x t ra t i m e , w h ether t o s u p pl e ment i n c o m e or pu r sue stu dy o r e n ri c h m e n t op ­ portu n i ti es, " he a d ed It's j ust possi b le th a t teac !') i ng w i l ! be co n s l erecl 0 1 8 'Jf he 'O U Il ry' s n w " g l? m ou r" rareprs .

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PLU Fa mily a n d C h i ld ren's Cente r Attracts N BC-TV Although the PLU Fa mily a nd C h ildren's Center is only a yea r old, the i n novative co m m u ni ty out­ reach prog ram is attracti ng n a ­ tional attenti on D u ri ng October a n N BC network tel evision crew spent nearly a week fi l m i n g services at the Cent­ er The seg ment will be aired as part of a docu menta ry, "Ta king C h ildre n Seriously " The p rogram is cu rrently sched u led for telecast Su nday, March 1 6 , at 1 p m EST . Located at East Campus, the PLU p ro g ra m o ffers a va ri ety o f n eeded co m m u n ity services ad­ dressing serious fa mily problems child ab use, ch i ld a n d adult a l ­ co holism a n d drug ad diction, bat­ tered wives , c h ronic ado lescent crime and the d isorientation re ­ su lti n g fro m b roken fa m i l ies, fo s­ ter pa renti n g , latch key ch i l d ren and oth er dilemmas Hel p is provided throu g h a uni­ q u e a m a l g a m of t h e ra p i sts , ed ucators, students and co m ­ m u n ity profes sionals T h e Ce nter has a l ready become a po pular co m m u n ity m a g n et, due n ot only to its many services, but its loca­ tion i n the fa mili a r and histo ric former Parkl a n d E l e m e n t a ry School a n d a n outreach wh ich i nvolves a nyone from i nfa nts to octagenarians

NBC - TV at PLU Family and Children '5 Center


new, exclusive PL U stereo recording celebrating the Bach Tricentennial! IJ. S. BA CH A ND THE CHORALE' with David Da hl, PLU university organist and PLU Choir of the West, directed by Richard Sparks

"Familiar Lutheran chorales composed or harmonized by J. S. Bach, including the great fa vorites: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, All Glory Be to God On High, and Wake Awake For Night is Flying, •

A unique, new contribution to recorded Bach literature. Chorales are presented alternately by organ and choir, with organ and choir joining on some stanzas. An authentic reproduction of the sounds of 1 7th & 18th century Germany!

Specia l Ed ucation Tour To Vi sit Greece , S. E u rope Se mina rs in special education a re i ncl uded in a n 1 8 -day tou r of the G reek Islands a n d southern E u rope next July 8 - 2 6 T h i s i s t h e third a n n u al E u ropea n tou r spon sored by the PLU De­ partment of Specia l Ed ucation . It can be taken for fou r hours of g raduate cred it i n special ed uca ­ tion from PLU, accord i n g to Dr Kent Gerlach , department cha i r and tou r l eader High lig hts of the tou r incl ude Athens, Florence, Rome, Paris and cru ises throug h the G reek isla nds. For i nformation call 5 35-7277.

Stereo records or quality chrome cassettes: One - $8, 95 two (surprise a friend!) - 7.50 each (16% discount) three or more - $7,00 each (22% discount) (Tax included in price) r---------------------------------tapes of the new PLU stereo record i n g , records and Please send me "J . S . B ach and the chorale!" I am enclosing $ _ . ( I n cludes $ 1 .00 for postage and han dling of each order.)

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Th ree-Week To u r Of Sca n d i n avia Begins In May A 21 -day to u r of the Sca ndina­ vian cou ntries will leave Seattle­ Tacoma M ay 1 4 . The trip Will be hosted by M i lton Nesvi g , vice­ president emeritus, and his wife, Hazel Cost of the to u r, in cluding most m ea l s , w i l l be a p p roxi m ate l y $ 2 , 3 9 5 . For b rochu re a n d other i nform ati on contact Mi lton Nes­ vig, Pacific Lutheran U n iversity, Taco ma, WA 98447; telephone, 206 - 5 3 5 - 7 586

National Pu bli cati o n s Ra nk PLU Among Nati o n ' s TOp U n iversities For years Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity has enjoyed a re putation as a fine academic institution among its constituenc ies and i n the West This fall two national publica ­ ti ons, the New York Times a n d US News and World Report, have hel ped extend that re putation nationwide. In its Nov. 2 5 issue, U S News evalu ated "A merica ' s Best Col ­ leges " It ran ked PLU n u m b er six a m ong top schoo ls in the M idwest and Fa r West, behind Pepperdine, Val pa rais o, D rak e, B rad ley and Sa n Diego State Gonzaga was tied with PLU, and U n i vers i ty of P u g e t Sound was tied fo r eig hth The ra n k i n g , based on a su rvey of co l leg e presidents, placed P LU in the top four perce nt of coll eges and u n iversities in its category A c c o r d i n g to t h e a r t i c l e , " A m e r i c a ' s u n d e r g r a d u a te schools with the best reputa tions . a re those that i nsist that their students be ed ucated broadly " The i m portan ce g iven to broad­ based curricula by the nati o n ' s leading educators "takes on a special sig nifica nce in a year i n wh ich many coll eges have been criticized for letti ng stu dents m a ­ j o r in job-related discipli nes with­ out requiring mea n i n gful expo­ sure to the arts and sciences, " the article conti n ues . In Octo ber, the education editor of the New York Times, Edward Fiske, pub lished a new vol u m e , The Best Buys in College Educa ­ tion . In his writeup a bout PLU,

Fiske poi nted out that "academic strengths a re in the sciences . the business school also ranks highly . . m u sic is strong . . . a n d P L U a lso offers a n u nusual p rog ­ ra m i n Scandin avian Stu dies " Best Buys added that "m ost stu dents say the rea l PLU b a rgain lies in the personal atte ntion they get from th eir professors in gen­ erally small cl asses . 'Teachers are not only a p proacha b le but warm, open and frie ndly -- concerned for the i n d ivid ual student, ' says one." In his book, Fiske sou gh t to in clude schools that offer h i g h ­ qual ity education in re lation to the cost to U)e stu dent and fa mily PLU has recently been enjoying freq uent natio nal visibil ity' Last sum mer's football team visit to E u rope attracted cov e r a g e b y Cable News N etwork, a n d N BC was on ca m p us in October fi l mi n g p rog rams at East ca mp us f o r a docume ntary to be aired this co ming spring US News al so in cl uded PLU i n its college eval uation issue last fa l l

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By Kathl een Burk

J o h n ny C a rson and David Letter­ man move aside. "Al ive in th e Lute D o m e " is p rovid i n g stiff compet i ­ tion - at l e a s t on PLU ' s ca m pus The program is a col lection of comedy sketches and i nterviews with ca mpus perso nal ities On the fi rst show, K I N G TV's s ports repor­ ter To ny Ve ntrel la was the i n ter­ view g uest "Al ive in the Lute Dome" i s the prod uct of the com bi ned creativi ­ ty of PLU students D a n Merchant and Rick Larsen . They p rod uce the show, seen over PLU ' s closed­ ci rcuit cable station K FCS, every other week . A g raduate o f Taco m a ' s C u rtis H i g h School, M e rchant ca l l s home the Puget Sou n d area . H e is a senior in television broadcasting La rsen, a ju nior majori ng in politic­ a l science, i s from Arlington, Wash . Mercha nt said he got the idea for the p rogram while work i n g fo r PLU ' s TV studio this past sum mer. " I was looking for an outlet - an arena to present short skits , " Merchant ex pla i n ed "Then it j ust evolved i nto a David Letterman format, " he sa i d . ' ' I 've been writing s kits a n d plays si nce the eig hth grade," M erchant noted. In h i g h school, he a n d severa 'i friends beca me known for thei r ori g i n a l skits at pep asse m b ­ l i es. Merchant asked Rick Larsen to j o i n h i m as co- host of the show shortly before schoo I sta rted . La rsen has a l so had experience i n perform i n g s k its d u ri n g h i g h school . " I did n 't know Rick u ntil this fa l l , " Merchant n oted . Both student� a re resident assista nts i n their dorms, a n d met d u ri ng a two - week tra i n ing session before fall semester. The pair taped thei r pre m ier show i n P L U 's tel'evision stu dio an the fi rst day of classes . That wa s the day that Ventrella was ava i l ­ able. Mercha nt expl a i n ed h i s tactics to get a Seattle sports reporter to . ag ree to an i nverview with a never­ been - p roduced col lege comedy show . " C o m e o n l i ke you know what yo u ' re doi n g , " he recom ­ mended. " I cal led K I N G , tol d them I ' m with P L U 's television studio a nd a s ked to speak to Tony Ven ­ trea l la , " he expla i ned Mercha nt a n d L a r s e n i n t e r ­ viewed Ventre l l a about h i s first broadcasting experience a n d ask­ ed for tips for getting i nto a television career. Ventrella's sense

Dan Merchant and Rick Larsen of h u m o r made h i m an easy i nterview accord ing to Merch a n t A s f a r as recommendations about material for "Alive i n the Lute Dome , " Ventre l l a was of l i m ited help, however. "It was e n courag ­ i n g H i s ideas were n 't any bette r than ou rs, " M ercha nt noted . Most of the ideas for the show c o m e out of M e rc h a n t a n d La rsen 's everyday experience at PLU . The key is relati ng the mate­ ria l to P L U students, Larsen sa id . "We may t h i n k something is fun­ ny, but we have to m a ke other people thi n k it's funny too , " he expla i n ed M e rc h a n t added, "When they ca n say 'that happens to me too ' , that's when a skit is fu n ny " Th e show's title a n d Merchant and Larsen ' s on- a i r na mes a re exam ples of how the two are adapting their h u mor for the o n ­ ca mpus a u d ience. Although the exact origi n of the term " Lute Dome" is sti l l being disputed bet­ ween the pair, they a g ree that it refers to the conservative nature of PLU . "We a re rea lly sheltered from the world here , " Larson explained Larson chose AI Pine as his cha racter name o n the show. Larson said he threw out a lot of na mes before decidi ng on this one hono ri n g the d o rm Alpine Pfloyd Tu ngsten is Merchant'S on- a i r name. H e spells Pfloyd with a P, l i ke Pfl ueger H a l l . He chose Tungsten a s "an ode to the h a rd sciences . " p rod ucing "Al ive in the Lute Dome" is a big time com m itment for Merchant and Larsen . The pa i r meets twice each week t o d iscuss ideas and write for the show. M erchant estimates he spends over ten hours w riti ng, ta p i ng and editi ng each show. Larsen said his time co m m itment is slig htly less beca use he is not i nvolved i n ed iting each prog ram Cost i s a nother i n ci d e ntal of

prodUCing your own show . Al­ though P L U 's televi sion stud i o is letting them use u niversity eq uip­ ment, the creators are payi ng for flyers and advertising in the ca m ­ p u s newspa per Mercha nt and La rse n a d m it that after their t h i rd show, they did co nsider g iving u p the project " It was j ust too m uch work , " Mer­ chant sa i d . But that was when the cam p u s sta rted to notice the prog ra m Now they have a g roup of vol u nteers helping with promo­ tion and stu d io work. On a recent i nsta l l ment of "Alive in the Lute Dome" the pa ir l isted events they would l i ke to see occur before thei r student loans come d ue . Mer c h a n t s a i d he wo u ld l i ke to see David Letterman take over J o h n ny Carson's time slot Larsen a d d ed , "And I would l i ke to see us take over David Letterm a n ' s spot " When a s ked a bout h i s p l a n s follow i n g g rad uation, Merchant said he wa nts to work with mass media . He l i sts writi ng a n d broa d ­ casti ng with television, r a d i o or cinema a s i nterests. U n l ike Mercha nt, Larsen has no career aspirations i n television . A political science major, he is a i m ­ i ng f o r a position i n p u blic a d ­ m i nistratio n . Next fall h e hopes to be in London i nterning with the B ri t i s h P a rl i a m e n t . H e w i l l g rad uate fro m PLU in 1 988 a n d p l a n s t o go o n t o g rad uate schoo l .

Dr. G. Robert Truex, cha i rm a n of R a i n i e r Ban corporati o n , is the sec­ ond holder of the Dw i g ht Zulauf Al u m ni Chair i n the Pacific Luth e­ ran U n ivers,ity School of Busi ness Admi nistration . Truex gi ves lectures and holds faculty foru ms i n h i s rol e as co n ­ s u lting professor, accord i n g to the Schoo l ' s d ea n , D r . G u ndar King Truex is a l so a member o f the School's h o n o rary society, Beta G a m m a S i g m a , a n d received a PLU honorary doctor of laws deg ree last year Two yea rs a g o T r u e x spearheaded creati o n of Ra i n i e r B a n k Busi ness Scho l a rships for m i n ority students at PLU Pu rpose of the Alu m n i C h a i r is to bring outsta n d i ng b us i n e s s scholars and professionals t o b u s i ­ ness stu dents, a l u m n i a n d the local busi ness co m m u n ity The c h a i r honors D r Dwight Z u l a uf, the School 's first d e a n , who was the chair's f i rst holder last spring prior to his resig nation from the PLU faculty

Call Committee Seeks Un ive rsity Pa stor Ca ndidates A ca ll co m m ittee seek i n g ca n d i ­ dates f o r two u n iversity pasto r pos itions at PLU is seeking a p p l i ca ­ tions from o r n a m es of pote ntial ca n d i dates T h e o p e n i n g s h a ve b e e n created by the resig nation of Rev Ron Vig nec last spring and the recently a n n o u nced res i g n ation of Rev. Ron Tellefson, effective n ext May 31 Rev . Stephen Ri eke i s serving a s i nterim u n iversity pas­ tor with Tellefson this yea r Deadl i n e fo r a p p l i cations is Feb 2 1 , 1 986, accordi n g to Dr. Mi chael Poel let, a ssista nt professor of re­ l i g i o n at PLU . U n ive rsity pastors selected as a res u l t of the c Li r rent cal l process w i l l serve in a tea m m i n istry, acco rd i ng to Poe l l et The call com m ittee i ncludes stu ­ d ents, faculty a n d a d m i n i strators representi ng the C a m pus M i nistry Counci l , U n i versity C o n g regation and the u n iversity president, he sai d . Names o f potential ca n didates, or a pplications, may be sent to Poellet c/o the PLU De partm ent of Rel i g i o n , PLU , Taco m a , WA 98447 . F o r c o m p l ete i nfo rmation cal l (206) 5 3 5 - 7 3 1 7 .

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PLU Forensics prog ra m Contin ues Tra dition Of National Promi ne nce The PLU forensics program may have a low profile on campus, but it has merited national recog n ition for many years Last year the debate tea m col -

PLU CO- Hosts CommUnive rsity I n Februa ry PLU, together w ith the U n iversi­ ty of Puget Sou nd a nd the As­ s o c i a ted M i n i stries of Tacoma/Pierce Cou nty, is spo n ­ soring the fou rth a n nual Com­ mUniversity CommUn iversity d raws togeth ­ er people from a wide variety of relig ious affi liations for a series of courses held on the fou r Su ndays in February Drawing upon local religious leaders as i nstructors, Com m U n iversity p rovides com ­ m u n ity people with opportunities for inspiration, education, a n d interaction with one another. Dr. Dana W . Wil ba n ks, Professor of C h ristian Ethics at The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, will present the keynote address, "The C h r ist i a n Life of Adventu re . " Theolog ical a n d social ethics has been Dr Wi lbanks main academic and professional i nterest He has presented n umerous g uest lec­ tu res and has a uthored many a rticles, the most recent being " Peacema k i ng a nd Resista nce: A Theolog iocal and Eth ical I nterpre­ tation of Sanctuary," in Church and Society ( Ma rch/April 1 985). Books published by Dr. Wilbanks include The Peacemaking Strug­ gle· Militarism and Resistance, co­ edited with Ronald H. sto ne, 1 985. C o m m U niversity is held on the PLU campus on a lternate years CommUniversity 1 986 will be held at the U niversity of Puget Sou nd . The keynote address will be pre­ sented Feb. 2 at 3 p m in the Kilworth Chapel Twenty cou rses w i l l be offered covering a wide range of subjects i n cluding social m i n istry, spiritua l d i rection, l i beration theology, and church history The classes beg i n fo l l owi ng the lectu re a n d conti n ue for the next th ree Su ndays F o r i nformati o n re g a r d i n g course offerings a n d registration ca ll the PLU C h u rch Relations Of­ fice at 535-7423 or Associated M i n istries in Tacoma at 383 -7423 or Associated M i n istries i n Tacoma at 383 -3056.

lected 91 awards i n 19 tourna­ ments. They've won 36 tourna­ me nts si nce 1 979. At the en-d of the 1 984-85 season, the team was ran ked 1 6th among schools its size by the U . S. I ntercollegiate Forensics Associa­ tion i n a ranking of all u niversities by the cross Exa m ination Debate Association ( C . E . D A ) , PLU placed 3 3 rd nationa l ly The tea m is particula rly proud of debate partners Matt Taylor and Peter Schweizer who, as sopho­ mores, placed second at the Pi Kappa Delta (forensic fraternity) to u rna ment in A rkansas last yea r Taylor is from Spanaway, Wash , and Schweizer's home is in Kent, Wash . Debate coach M ike Bartanen said he i s looking for a n other successful season with the 1 5 or 20 stude nts who are com m itted to the prog ra m "They are a motivated g roup, " he said . They are also a very busy g ro up. A tourna ment schedule shows 21 tou rnaments slated for the yea r. Ba rta n e n is b e g i n n i n g h i s seventh season with the tea m . Before com i ng to PLU, h e coached at Western Wash i ngton U niversity, Willamette , a n d U n ive rsity of Southern California . This year Bartanen is servi ng as national president of C . E D A As president, he presides over busi­ ness meetings a n d national tour­ naments, a nd helps with long­ range plan ning for the organiza­ tion . A sabbatical leave w i l l take Barta ­ nen out of the debate scene next year He said he is looki ng forward to the cha nge and a new role as "Mr. M o m . " Bartanen and his wife are expecting their first child i n May Dr. William O. Rieke, u niversity president and former PLU deba-

Seattle Senior Earns Econo mics Awa rd At PLU P a m Semra u , a P L U sen ior from Seattle, has received PLU's Sen ior Award i n Econom ics . T h e award i s g iven annually to the senior economics major who has the hi g hest c u m u l ative g rade po int average over the fi rst th ree years of work I n addition to her academic achievements Semrau has earned fou r letters in soccer, has worked on campus as a statistics and math tutor, and works with youth at a local church . The daug hter of M r. and M rs C . Jerome Semra u , she i s a graduate of Shorecrest H i g h Schoo l .

ter, i s especially pleased with the team' s performance under Barta ­ nen . "He tu rned the team aroun d . H e ' s done an excel lent job , " Rieke sa i d Rieke, who never took a speech class in college, was a champion debater H e believes h is debate experience gave him " Life-long ski lls in com m u n ication " Learning the mental disci pline in organizing a presentation and how to ana lyze a nd assemble a response in a short time have p roved to be i nvaluable skills. H e said, ' ' I ' m sure debate can do for others what it has for me. "

Taylor, this year's debate presi ­ dent, would agree H e believes the practical experience of debate is "more beneficial than a ny class. " H e noted that debate has i m ­ proved h i s resea rch, com m u n ica ­ tion a nd w riti ng skills. ' ' It teaches how to use reasoning and persua­ sion and when to use humor," he sai d . Taylor added that debate has also taught h i m the i m portance of a ppearing confident, and adapt­ in g the presentation to the aud,­ ence. 0

Ea rly 1 985-86 G ra nts To PLU Tota l Nea rly A Quarter Million Dollars Twenty gra nts totaling nearly a quarter mi l l ion dollars have been awarded to PLU or ca mpus faculty mem bers d u ri ng the fi rst part of the 1 985 -86 fiscal year * A $ 5 0 , 000 g rant from the America n Assem bly of Colleg iate Schools of Business established the John F. Mee Distinguished Lectu reshi p in the PLU School of Busi ness Ad m i n i s t r a t i o n ( a n ­ nou nced i n the October Scene ) The fi rst recipient is Dr. Kermit H a nsen, dean e meritus of the U niversity of Wash i n g t o n Graduate School of Busi ness Ad­ m i nistration . * A total of $46,000 has bee n received from Aid Association for Lutherans. $31 ,000 has been de­ sig nated for scholarships, $5, 1 00 for Lutheran college i nformational systems, and $9,000 for i m p roving low- i ncome client services. * Foreign languages professor Dr. Roberta Brown received a $23,625 g ra nt from the Depart­ ment of Education to "improve foreig n l anguage proficiency and instruction" on the part of 40 elementary and secondary teach­ ers and 10 PLU language facu lty members . *Burlington Northern Fou nda­ tion has contri buted over $23 ,000, $9,750 toward matching an earlier chal lenge g rant from the consor­ tium for the Adva ncement of H i g her Education, and $1 3 , 500 for facu lty achievement awards *$1 5,000 pledge from the Alle n ­ more Foundation will fund pre­ med and nursing scholarships * Research Corporation, via the M. J . M u rdock Cha rita ble Trust, has g iven a two-yea r $ 1 1 ,000 g rant to physiCS p rofessor Dr. K T . Tang for his conti nui ng research on qu an ­ tum theory o f molecu lar scat­ teri ng * $ 1 0.000 g rants have been re­ ceived from the Autzen, Fuchs and William Kilworth Foundations. *Biology professor Dr. Arthu r

Gee h a s received $9,600 from the Northwest College and U n iversity Association for Science for a re­ s e a r c h p roject i n v o l v i n g o n ­ cogenes in radiation - in duced ca r­ ci nogen isis *Announcement of a $ 7 , 700 challenge g rant from the M u rdock Trust has been received by KPLU­ F M 88. (Si nce it began on-air fund d rives in May, 1 982, KPLU has had eight successive increases_ Air Fair '85, a seve n -day d rive i n Novem b­ er, ra ised nearly $78,000 ) *Anthropology professor D r . J u d ith Rasson received $6,669 from the National Science Fou n ­ dation for eq u ipment to teach archaeology experimentation *The PLU Cooperative Education Prog ram has received $ 5 , 1 82 from the department of Education. The Gilbert Gra nzen charita ble Trust has provided $5,000 for busi ness and science scholarships *Dr. Ann Kelleher, director of i nternational education, has re­ ceived $2,000 from Global Pers­ pectives in Inte rnational Education Inc. for a series of com m u nity workshops on U . S foreig n policies * Pacific Northwest Bell has i s ­ sued a $50,000 two-state cha l­ lenge wh i c h will benefit P L U by encourag ing donors to join Inde­ pendent Colleges of Washi ngton The cha llenge was i ntended to attract a total of $ 1 00,000 i n support o f Washington a nd Ore­ gon private colleges. (In 1 983 P N B eva luated deg rees held b y 2 , 250 employees and fo u n d that 40 percent were liberal arts majors suggesting that persons with a b readth of knowledge do wel l, even i n a highly technical com­ pany ) Other g rants exceedin g $1 , 000 include Farmer's Group I n c . , TOTE, Washi ngton Mutual Savings Bank, Society of Professional Journalists, Readers Digest and H . M . Schiff Foundation �

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10 The President

M ay O u r H ea rts B l ossom As Th e Rose - Eve n With J OY An d S i n g i n g ! By Stephen Rieke

In the midst of the garden of townsquare Ch ristchurch, south island New Zealand, stands a sun­ dial - a memorial to a people and drea m of an earlier day Encom­ passing this garden statuary, a profusion of roses blossoms, bri l ­ liant in h u e a n d shade . The showy

And the desert shall rejoice

And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantlY and rejoice) Even withjoy and singing --

display of color borne on the petals of the delicate blooms seems almost to dwarf if not totally eclipse the passage in­ scribed on the sundial, the pas­ sage of Isaiah 3 5 : 1 -2: "And the wasteland shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing. "

Although the garden's elegant floral beauty may make of the words a message almost too obvi­ ous, the history which stands behind the inscription on the sundial gives life anew to its words and breathes new breath to the Isaianic prophecy. That history recounts for us the life of a band of Britishers come to the islands of New Zealand seeking the start of a new community, a community of flowering beauty a nd stature. After months at sea, the storm worn families arrived on New Zealand's shores, eyes still focused on the hope and dream of the journey. Despite t h e hazards of the new land, people and supplies journeyed forth to­ ward their destination. Determined to surmount the odds, the pilg rim people pressed on toward the joyous entrance into their "promised lan d . " To the dismay of all, however, the "land of promise," the hope for which all had come, proved to be but a m a rshy swa m p i nfested with malaria and wild beasts. Out of this rude and unimagin­ able beginning was raised the beautiful village of Christchurch, New Zealand. Out of that waste­ land came fru itfulness and life, beauty and joy And on the sundial in the town garden where once stood but marsh, the words of Isaiah speak a message of promise

fulfilled, "" .and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly and re­ joice even with joy and singing . " How great a contrast i s the rose of this history to the wilderness wasteland faced by that pilg ri m band! For this weary and care­ worn group of settlers, the rose ­ once but a fair bloom - becomes the blossoming of hope. In its budding, it bears the hope of the promise - the promise that the wilderness and wasteland which now are barren will reioice and blossom abu ndantly even with joy and singing. A simple bloom, one from among many blossoms, be­ comes to a people devoid of hope an awakening to the present reali­ ty of a future of possibility and promise I n its g reat beauty, it points towa rd and heralds a mes­ sage of even g reater beauty In this season, we celebrate a message of hope and promise become real . It is the message we celebrate in the dawning of that one Blossom, Jesus Messiah. In the advent of this One, we find that ou r own wastelands, the desert places in l ife which seem without hope and promise, are made glad and caused to blossom abu nda nt­ ly even with joy and singi ng In this infant, December's reddest flower and April's crowning glory, do we dare - like that band of pilgrims - to proclaim C hristmas message God 's promise, fair and beautiful as the rose, in a world desperate to hear it: because of this One, ". . . the wasteland shall be glad and the desert rejoice and blos­ soms as the rose. "

As we celebrate Christ's birth, may our hearts indeed blossom as the rose - even with joy and singing!

Isaiah 35

As we celebrate Christ 's birth may our hearts blossom with joy.

The William Rieke Family Pacific Lutheran University

The design is based upon a wild rose variety very similar to the oldest known picture of a rose in a Fresco painted in Crete in the 16th Cenrury B.C. The "Old Roses" were used for medicine and perfume in the Roman Empiie. By the middle ages the rose was transformed into a symbol of purity of the Virgin Mary in the eyes of the church and was the inspiration for the magnil1cent stained glass windows of the cathedrals of Europe. Hence the "Rose Window" of the PLU Eastvold Chapel and the graphic window of our lUliversity logo design.

Original design by Ftzul Ebrter. Director oj'Publications

From left. front row: Joanne Rieke, Joanna Smith. Bill Rieke, back row. Stephen, Eileen and Marcus Rieke, Jessica, Susan and Jeffrey Smith .

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Q C l u b C h a l l e n g e F u n d To M atch I n creased Gifts By John Aakre ASSociate Director of Development

With the successful conclusion of ou r recent capital ca mpaign, Sharing i n Strength, the next few years offer a tremendous opportunity for i ncreased support of the U n iversity's Annual Fund through the Q C l u b , Thoug h w e have been pleased with Q Club g rowth over the past five years (an average of 9 percent a year> we believe we can now do even better, One of our long-term goals is for the Q Club to reach $1 ,000,000 a yea r in gifts to PLU by our Centennial i n 1 990, The Q Club Di recto rs have met twice recently and a re enthusiastic about increasing Q C l u b g rowth to 1 6 - 1 8 percent to help us reach that goal To help encourage this kind of g rowth several individual Q Club members have made gifts toward a C hallenge Fund which now tota ls nearly $50,000, We hope to eventually reach $1 00,000 and spread the challenge over a two yea r period The first gifts to the Challenge Fund came from the Q Club directors themselves , On Oct 8, Q Club President Don Mott asked the di rectors to help kick off the Challenge Fund by pledging the first $ 1 0,000 The Directors voted to accept that goal and exceeded it i n three days, They have now pledged over $1 6,000 toward the Q Club Chal lenge Fund, The pu rpose behind the challenge is to encourage cu rrent Q Club membe rs to consider in creasing their g ifts All increased gifts and pledges will be matched by the C hallenge Fund on a dollar-for-dollar basis, U n restricted Q Club gifts are critical to PLU 's contin ued g rowth Our enrol lment increased agai n this yea r and that means even more students will need the kind of financial aid that Q C l u b gifts help support Your increased g ift now to help us meet that need will be doubled in value because of the Cha llenge F u n d , * * * * * * *

E ndowment

Gifts may now be di rected to a special Q C l u b E n d o w m e nt F u n d to h o n o r o r memorialize donors in perpetu ity The earn­ ings from this e ndowment fund would be g iven unrestricted to the U niversity The Q Club Endowment Fund will not only provide additional unrestricted g ift i ncome to the U n iversity, but it will also be admin istratively more efficient than small restricted scholar­ ship endowment funds Permanent endow­ ments in someone's honor or memory may be recognized fo r amounts as small as $3,000 New Q Club members since the last issue of SCENE: Increase to Senior Fellow: M/M John Aakre, RIM Luther Bekemeier, Dr, Ronald Grewenow, M/M C h ris Hansen, M/M Rick Hansen, Rudy Lundmark, M/M Don M orke n , D I M Donald M ott, M/M L. Jerald Sheffels, M/M Tracy Totten and Drs, George and Ka ren Vigeland Fel lows: Farmers Group Inc. Increase to Fellow: M/M Jerry Donahe, M/M Tal Edman, D r, Mary Lou Fen i l i , M/M Ken H u ltg re n, M/M William Krippaehne J r , DIM John Oa kley, M/M John Pederson, Nora Ponder, M/M Gerald Schimke, M/M Marv

Tom mervi k, Trin ity Lutheran Church, Lyn n­ wood and DIM Roy Virak, Associate Fellow: M/M Duane Lansverk Increase to ASSOCiate Fellow: M/M Scott Buser, Col/M William C rooks, and R , M John Maakestad , Members : DIM James Aageso n , M/M Larry Ankrum, M/M John Bacon, Donald Blucher, Dale Bundrant, M ichael J , Chase J r , Darwin C h ristensen, M/M David Coltom, Bob Den ­ ning, M/M M ichael Douglas, M/M Bruce Edlund and RIM Arthur Ellickso n , Also M / M Cha rles Hall, Rod Garrison, Frieda Gatzke, Dr, Paul Hegstad, DIM Steven H off, M/M Donald H offman, M/M Paul Holmquist; M/M Gary Hyde, M/M Thomas Isaacson, Dr, Calvi n Knapp Jr" M/M Ronald Kolzing, Gwen Larson , M/M Bruce Ludem a n , Stephanie Nelson, R I M E d Nesse , M / M Gary Nicholson, Helen Poh lig, M rs, H , H , Rieke, M/M Robert Rudisill, David Schmidt, David Schnur, Marvin Shaw and M/M Ray Werner Special Memberships: In Memory of Bea Blucher g iven by Jennie Blucher In Honor of Mr, and M rs, Walter H eath

Visitors Wee ke n d So meth 'i ng N ew ­ Someth i n g O l d By John Adlx ASSistant To The President

Students a re making plans for a new kind of weekend, They are calling it - Visitor's Weeken d , It will include, but be an expansion of what has bee n k n own as Pa re nts ' Weekend , The somethi ng new i ncludes the students desire to include the opportunity to i nvite special friends and relatives from home, The something new a lso includes new dates, Feb, 21 , 22, and 23, The something old involves the student's desire to maintain an emphasis on parents, and will include the special Pa rent(s) of the Year selection , Plans are now being made for the festivities of the weekend. Something old also includes the process of i nvitations to parents and g uests Students wi l l receive a packet of information including registration materia l , In tu rn they will send the invitations to their parents an d/or special guests

Fa 'l l M eeti n g Reflects Activis m Of Al u m n i Boa rd By Jack Oliver First Vice-PreSident PLU Alumni Association

On Friday morning, September 20, Janet Sheffels, incomi ng president of the PLU Alu m n i Associatio n, opened the fall plann ing meeting of the Boa rd , The fa l l planning meeti ng is the most i m porta nt meeting of the three held each academic school year During the meeting the Board outli nes its goals and progra ms for the coming year I n opening the meeting Janet introduced the slogan for her yea r of presidency, "Get Back and Give Bac k , " A s t h e Boa rd meeting progressed i t was apparent that this yea r would be a sign ificant yea r of growth for the Alumni Association , Janet and her Boa rd have outli ned an agg ressive progra m desig ned to strengthen the ties between the Alumni and the U n iver­ sity Evidence of t h i s c o m m i tm e n t to strengthening the ties was appa rent in the Boa rd meeting on the weekend of the traditional Tacoma Dome game between PLU

and U PS , The Board will hold its spring meeting in May on the weekend of the Mayfest; to be on ca mpus once again d u ring this sig nificant University event As the sub-committees reported from t h e i r m e et i n g s , t h e r e s u l t s of t h e strengthening yea r of outgoi ng president, Rich H a m l i n , began to show , The senior class g ift, an Alumni sponsored event; was at its a l l ­ t i m e high Plans for Homeco ming showed to be of a grand scale with execution well under way, and chapter development has finished their survey of the cha pters and outli ned an agg ressive prog ram to keep a lums in contact with the U n iversity Un ive rsity President; Dr, William 0, Rieke, add ressed the Boa rd and several U niversity officials at a dinner on Satu rday evening in the Regency Room . In addition to the Alumni Board, U n iversity persons who attended the d i n ner were the Rev. Luther Bekemeier, vice­ president for development; Dr M a rtin Neeb, executive di rector of university communica­ tions; Vice-President Emeritus Milton Nesvig , a rch ives; and Cindy Michael, Associate Dean of Admissions.

Pro b l e m s C a n C reate u n i q u e Gift Opportu n ities WA N T E D : People interested in Pacific Lutheran U n iversity who are willing to look at some u nique gift- giving oppo rtu nitiesl Do you fit any of these situations? I own some income- producing property that has a g reat deal of appreciation that has accu m u lated over the years. The taxes are getting higher, but I can't afford to sell the property because the capita l gains tax will really hit me hard, I have a paid-up life insurance policy that I bought years ago when the children were small. Now I really don't have a need for this pol icy as protection any longer Besides, my employer has me covered under a nother plan now as well I have two children who will be ready for college in a few years I would l i ke to sta rt

setting some money aside for them for education I ' m also i nterested in helping PLU beca use I 've been hoping that my children will attend there, I do have some assets that have g rown in va lue, but they aren't produc­ ing much i ncome . I would l i ke to use these assets for my children and their educatio n , These and other situations just might be the setting for an opportunity for you to help yourself and Pacific Lutheran U n iversity If you are i nterested in more information, please write, or call collect Edgar Larseon Director of Planned Giving Pacific Lutheran University Office of Development Tacoma, WA 98498 (206) 535- 7420

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It Changes People

stu dy Abroad prog ra m Attracts Over 1 00 PLU Students An n ually

"Virtually everyone who goes abroad to study comes back a cha nged person, " observed Dr. Judith Carr recently "I don't remem ber a nyone who has come back who doesn't have a sense of awe about how much they lea rned , " she continued. One of Dr. Carr's duties as associate dea n for special academ­ ic programs at Pacific Lutheran U niversity is to coordinate the PLU study Abroad prog ram Because study Abroad does not happen "on ca m pus," it is easily over­ looked. But its im pact on more tha n 1 00 PLU students each year is dramatic. Greater awareness of the prog ­ ram among students would most li kely produce a significant i n ­ crease i n participants, Carr indi­ cated, "because it doesn't cost much more to be abroad than on ca mpus and most financi a l aid may be applied to PLU-sponsored

programs " In add iti o n , oth er forms of scholarships and financial aid may be available. An administrative reorganiza­ tion within the office this fall is improving campus awa reness and office services . Carr is working closely with Dr. Ann Kelleher, di­ rector of i nternational education, and they are sharing the services of administrative assista nt J a n Jones. "We are able to work more closely with faculty and reach more stu dents through them," Carr said . Study Abroad is one facet of that effort. PLU also encourages enrollment of international stu ­ dents - n umbers of which have doubled in the past three yea rs to 244 a n d conti nued i nter­ nationalization of ca m pus p rog ­ rams. One of the most dra matic ex­ cha nge prog ra ms involves Cheng­ du U niversity of Science and Tech­ nology in the Peoples Republic of China. The program com b i n es studies in Chinese language and culture with basic science, accord -

ing to Ca rr. Twenty students are expected to partici pate next fall PLU is in its third year of a successful exchange agreement with Zhon g s h a n U n iversity in Guangzhou, PRe . Tu nghai Univer­ sity, Republic of China (Taiwa n), Japan and Singapore are sites of additional study opportunities PLU has a n amazing nu mber of connections in East Asia for a school this size," Carr said. "Not many schools have prog ra ms simi­ lar to our Chengdu exchange. There will be a steady stream of students and faculty going both directions in yea rs to come. Another new progra m this fa ll i nvolves PLU a nd the Institute of Development at the U niversity of Dar es Salaam i n Ta nzania. I nterest in Sca n d i navia con ­ tin ues to be strong . There is an exchange prog ram with Agder (Continued on page 13)

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District College i n Kristiansand, Norway, feat u r i n g a p rog ra m which focuses on Norwegian lan­ guage and literature, a nd next fall a prog ra m will be offered in Oslo . At Li n koping U niversity i n Sweden, students may study Sca ndi navia n history, la nguage, literature and political a nd social structu re . Denmark's International Studies in E u rope's largest study center for American students offers a variety of cou rses in l i beral arts, i nternati onal busi ness, arch itec­ ture and design "The Sca ndi navian programs at­ tract 1 2 - 1 5 PLU stude nts each year, " Carr reported PLU offers semester prog rams in England, Spain and Mexico as a member of a consortium of pri­ vate Northwest schools, the I nde­ pendent Liberal Arts Col leges Ab­ roa d ( l LACAl In London, Carr i nd i ­ cated, extensive u s e is made of m useu ms, cu ltu ral activities and h istoric sites Eight to 1 0 students opt for the long -standing London connection each semester. I n Spa i n , classes are held at the U n iversity of Salama nca In Mexico, stud ies of the cou ntry's history and cu ltu re are held at the U n iver­ sity of Guadalajara Through the Institute of E u ro­ pea n Studies, PLU students may study in Londo n or Du rham , Eng ­ land; Paris or N a ntes, France; Madrid, Spa i n ; F reibu rg, west Ger­ ma ny; Vien na, Austria ; and Mexico City , Mexico . " Experiential learning is a par­ tic ularly i nteresti ng way to study abroad , " Carr conti nued . "We call it a classroom without walls. A semester or yea r in Britain, for exa mple, beg i ns with a three­ week class, 'The British Perspec­ tive of B ritish H istory and Social I nstitutions , ' Following the class, s t u d e n ts w o rk at i nternships throughout Brita i n . " H u ndreds of such internships are available They i nclude working with disabled or delinquent youth, or participating i n a one of many co m m u n ity action projects Experiential learning progra ms exist in various parts of the world . The International Cooperative Education P rog ra m also i nvolves i nternships. At present. work sta­ tio ns are available in Switzerland, France, Belg i u m , Germa ny, the Canary Islands, Tu rkey and G reece PLU also offers study tours d u r i n g the s u m m e r a nd the January Interi m . "When o n e waits u ntil after g raduation to travel abroad, other obligations often replace academ­ ic pressures , " Carr observed . School loans come d ue, student travel discou nts no longer apply, and most host fam i ly living ar­ rangements are no longer avail­ able. "Duri n g the u n d e rg ra d u ate yea rs, one is not losing time traveling, beca use credits are be­ i ng ea rned, " Carr asserted . " For any student who hopes, at some time to visit other lands, the u nd � rg rad uate years are idea l . " 0

Senior Found Study Abroad Cost 'Feasible ' Duane Trump, a senior from Hillsboro, are , is typical of many Pacific Luthera n U n iversity stu ­ dents who ta ke the op portu nity to study abroad d u ring their under­ g raduate yea rs . "Going abroad was not a goal for me. I never seriously consi ­ dered i t because I d idn't th i n k it was financially feasi ble," he re­ called . Tru m p ta l ked with f r i e n d s , checked prices and fou nd that it was n't as expensive as he had thoug ht He chose to go to Eng­ land beca u se i t req u i red n o fo reign la nguage tra i n i ng "I especially enjoyed stu dying, and then going out to see what we studied, " he recalled . "I normally don't enjoy h istory, but this ap­ proach made British history really i nteresti ng " The son of Bill and Ba rbara Trump of H i l lsboro a lso enjoyed his host family experience, and "getting involved with the people who live there. "Study Ab road is an excellent prog ra m , " Trump added . "I have a broader view of the world now It was a growing experience "


Duane Trump

ompo nent Is Key To PLu -Chengdu Exchange Program

Exchange programs between America n and foreign un iversities ra rely incl ude a science compo­ nent; thus science majors often m iss out on foreign study oppo r­ tunities. For that reason a new exchange program involving Pacific Luthe­ ra n U n iversity in Tacoma, Wash , and Chengdu U niversity of Science and technology in the People's Repu blic of China is expected to be popu lar. Approximately 20 stu ­ dents drawn from schools across the U nited States will be able to study at Chengdu next yea r in this PLU prog ra m , "We look forward to a steady stream of students and facu lty members going both ways i n the years to come, " said Dr. Charles Anderson, a PLU chemistry profes­ sor who is d i recting the prog ra m . Key to the prog ram is the offering of a sophomore or junior science course at Chengdu which wouid facil itate completion of a major in biology, chemistry, phys­ ics, mathematics or other science. Next year's cou rse will be organic chem istry. "Science students can study at C hengdu and stay on schedule

toward thei r deg ree," Anderson added . "With ca reful planning they don't have to invest an extra semester, or an extra yea r , " The prog ram also provides a strong, p ractica l backg round in Chi nese studies, including study of the language and su rvey C U l ­ tu re cou rses, i ncluding Chi nese a rt, l iterature, geography and history. An accompanying PLU profes­ sor teaches each science cou rse. Except for the language cou rse, a l l , cou rses w i l l b e ta ught in English A m e r i c a n stude nts w i l l be guided by CUST staff members on trips throughout the PRe . Travels will include the major tourist at­ tractions in the East. the Silk Road in the northwest. the Hi malayas in the southwest. and a variety of locations in the home province of Sich uan. To permit participation by other than science majors, a l l co u rses may be in Chi nese studies or an i n te rd isciplinary science cou rse may be elected in place of the s p e c ified cou rse for science majors " Many rewa rding future oppor­ tunities can be opened by a know­ ledge of Mandarin, C h i nese cul­ ture and contemporary life in China , " said PLU Study Abroad coordinator Dr. J udith Carr, "This is particularly true in light of the increased cooperation between Chinese and American companies and i nstitutions . "

Chengdu i s the newest of sever­ al opportunities for East Asian study th rough PLU . The university also has exchange programs with Z h o n g s h a n U n i v e r s i ty i n Guangzhou, PRC, and Tu nghai U n ­ i v e r s i t y , R e p u b l i c of C h i n a (Ta iwan), as well as opportu nities in Singapore and Japan In a d d i t i o n , several fa c u lty members and administrators have personal contacts t h ro u g h o ut C h i n a . " P L U h a s a n a m azing n u m ber of connections in China for a school this size, " Carr said . Pacific Lutheran is an indepen­ dent libera l arts institution with an enrollment of 3 , 800 students .

PaCifiC Lutrler.Jn university sc.".

DeCemb4!r 1985


A Review

FatefUl months: By Michael R. Marrus


Among the most d ifficult tasks historians face in understa nding the Nazis' Final Sol u­ t i on is t o fit th e mass m u rder o f European Jews i nto the larger fra mework of the Third Reich . Was the a nti-Jewish cou rse of H itlerian poli cy set from a very early poi nt, for the u lti mate goal of mass m u rder? Was "World Jewry" such a constant preoccu pation, re­ qu iring contin u ing efforts, even at the expense of other Germa n goals? Or did the Nazis' m u rderous i m p ulses evolve, n ota bly under the i m pact of the war i n R ussia, to reach their genocidal conclusions only when that conflict reached its heig ht? Did some pa rticu larly demollic ideolog ica l force d rive the machinery of death forward, even at its lowest levels? Or was Nazi Germany less affected by the pathological hatreds of its leaders than is sometimes a l lowed ? One ()f the foremost schola rs now g rappling with these questions is Ch ristopher R. B rown ing, whose second book o n the subject, an important collection of essays, g ives us a good idea of the progress of research on these q uestions In the fi rst of fou r cha pters, Browning provides a masterful g u ide through the historians' debate over the decision for the Final Solution itself. As we know from i nvestigation i n practically every domain of Nazism, decisio n - making i n the Third Reich was an often chaotic process of orders and cou nter-orders, moving a long complex and often d upl icated chains of co m ma n d . At the top, the Fuhrer worked impulsively, procras­ tinating and letting others handle difficult problems, then sending orders careening through the system H e preferred to issue directions ora l ly, often avoiding deta i l , pack­ a ging co mmands in ideological exhortations meant to galvan ize subordi nates i nto action . As a result it is freq uently difficult to trace the exact origins of important u ndertakings, n otably the decision to m u rder all the European Jews. Browning was the fi rst to apply a disti nc­ tion between "intentionalist" and "fu nc­ tionalist" i nterpretations to the study of Nazi genocide. The former, he notes, focus on H itler's coherent and consistently-held anti ­ Jewish ideology, im plying a long-sta nding plan for mass m u rder which was finally executed at the opportune moment; the latter stress the a n a rchic structure of the Third Reich, i n which a nti-Jewish pol icies fol lowed an uncerta i n path, with a ltered objectives, radicalizing m u rderously d u ri ng the latter half of 1 941 . Both g roups of interpreters recog n ize the powerful mobiliz­ ing force of H itler's a nti -Jewish obsessions; they differ, however, o n the degree of premeditatio n for mass m u rder, a nd the means by which the Final Sol ution was finally i m plemented Browning enters this debate as a self­ professed "moderate-functionalist " While rejecting the belief that the Final Solution was predetermined, he is sensitive to the role of H itler in seeking a n i ncreasingly radical a nsw­ er to the Jewish question . At the sa me time, as the author of a previous book on the German Foreign Office and the Final Solution, Browning knows well the Byzantine character of the German govern ment and bureaucra ­ cy, notably the way the latter stu m b led a nd

Essavs On The Emergence Of The Final Solution

Dr. Chris Browning joined the PLU faculty in 1974 immediately after earning his doctorate in history at the University of Wisconsin. During the past 1 1 years he has gained recognition as a world authority on the Holocaust During the 1984-85 academic year he was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Last spring his second book was published by Holmes and Meier of New York City Fateful Months Essays on the E mergence of the Final Solution was recently reviewed for the Jerusalem Post b y Michael R. Marrus, himself a Holocaust expert We are proud to reprint that review on this page Browning is presently working on his third book, a study of the evolution and implementation of Nazi Jewish policy during World War II. The manuscript will form part of the multi-volume Comprehensive History of the Holocaust being produced by the Yad Vashem Rememberance A uthority in Israel.

Dr Chris Browning

g roped towa rds deci s i o n s rather t h a n o p e rati ng i n a d e l i berate, machine- l i ke fashion. After a careful review of the evidence, his conclusion is that some time i n the early phase of the Ba rba rossa ca mpaign against Russia, and moved by the euphoria of his ea rly victories, H itler ordered his SS chiefs to prepare a destruction plan H i m mler and Heyd rich then set to work, moving i n fits and sta rts By October, when the Nazis seal ed emigration possibilities once and for a l l, the pieces were fa lling i nto place; Jews from across E u rope would be deported to k i l l i ng centres in Pola nd to be mu rdered by poison gas. Construction then began on the earliest of the death ca mps - Belzec and Chelmno. B ut not u ntil the fol lowing spring would the Nazis' g enocidal system be put i n place, and the major problems solved . It took time to create this monstrosity, to find a way through g round as yet uncharted in human history In th ree additional essays, Browning ex­ a m i nes g ove rnment officials and Wehrmacht and SS officers as they ta ke the crucial i n itiatives necessary to kill on a massive sca le. U n l i ke many authors who concentrate upon H itler and a handful of his hench men , he combs the local levels, seeing dozens of Germans in various positions of responsibility contributing to the preparation of th e Final Solutio n . As it appears fro m this vantage

poi nt, Nazi genocide was fa r more a process of trial and error, with widespread involve­ ment, than we may h itherto have thought In Nazi-occupied Serbia, for exa m ple, th e m ur­ der of virtually a l l the male Jews was carried out by the Wehrmacht quite independently of the more comprehensive decisions being made in Berlin about the same time. In that turbu lent region, where an important Com­ mu nist uprising agai nst the occu piers beg an after the Nazis' invasion of the Soviet U n ion, the Germans i na u g u rated a vicious reprisal policy in September 1 941 against partisan attacks. Massacres of Jewish hostages fol ­ lowed a s a matter of cou rse, a n exped ient way to satisfy ever higher quotas for reprisal executions. By the end of the year the Germans had shot more tha n 1 1 ,000, i nclud­ ing almost all the Jewish men in the cou ntry. Later, when the rest of the Serbian Jews were m u rdered , it was Nazi occupation authorities on the spot who moved Berl in to provide technical assistance and not the other way a round. By the spring of 1 942 the new turn i n H itlerian pol icy was n ot only common know­ ledge, it was eagerly adopted in some q ua rters, when they thi rsted to get the job done properly What moved these killers at the m iddle and lower echelons? Anti-Jewish ideology, to be sure, but to an i m portant deg ree also the forces that move specialists everywhere - a m bition, the i ncli nation to satisfy people in power, and the sense of freedom from personal responsibility that a bureaucratic org an ization can provide While describing an im po rtant deg ree of local i n itiatives in the Serbian case, Brown ing carefully notes the conti nuities between m u rderous activities agai nst Jews being carried out i n va rious places He rejects the notion, a rg ued by the German historian Martin Broszat that the idea of the Final Solution emerged only as a result of exten­ sive and unsystematic mu rders by local officials. In h is view, H itler a nd h is top SS commanders knew what they wanted , but needed time to develop the mean s. Begi n ­ ning in the autu mn of 1 941 , he notes, individuals previously associated with the N azis' "euthanasia progra m me," operati ng u nder the a uthority of the SS police boss Rei nhard Heydrich , worked together with other expe rts to develop a "more h u mane method of execution" than that being used by the killing tea ms or Einsatzgruppen operating in Russia . ( " More h u mane, " i n this case, did not mean sol icitude for the victims; it mea ns rather an effort to spare the execution ers the psychological strai ns pro­ duced by the g risly work of k i l l i ng the Jews by rifle fire ) The experts' creation, the mobile gas van i n which J ews were killed by exhaust fu mes, "was pressed i nto service as a stop­ gap measure when the plans for the Final Solution in Europe were taking shape " Centra l agencies of Nazi power constantly refined the logistics of m u rder on a European sca le, but needed the help of armies of perpetrators operati ng with in thei r own a reas of specialization The task itself was g iga ntic, and Brown ing's sch ola rly work g ives us an excellent sense of how the process worked . It is a chilling thought that the pri ncipa l difficulties - and there were many - were tec h n ica l, not moral o r ideolog i ca l . W e now know what human i ngenuity, u n ­ checked by h u mane sensibi lity, ca n fina l ly achieve . Reprin ted from the Jerusalem Post


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December 1985



Alum Aids Rel ief Effort Following Coll u m bia Disa ste r It took Dr Scott Ke nnedy two m i n utes to decide to joi n the i nternational relief effort for the town of Armero, Col u m bi a , where more tha n 22,000 people d ied in a mudslide triggered by a volca nic eruption At 1 2 : 30 p m the resident with Taco ma Fa m ily Medicine received a ca l l from World Concern , a C h ristian rel ief ag ency based i n Seattle. Five hours later he was on a flight to Bogota . ' ' I ' m i nterested in that type of work , " Ke n n edy sa id. "And the World Concern prog ra m sounded like a good one . " The relief effort was mobil ized for the 5 , 000 people who su rvived the disaster There were org a n iza­ tional problems, however, and the

seve n - person party from Seattle was shu nted to seve ral sites be­ fore they were a ble to hel p So me victi ms had been s h u nted in the sa me way, a nd as a result their treatment was neglected Ken nedy was able to help by treati ng people who had had earlier emergency treatment, but were now getting i nfecti ons due to lack of follow - u p care. D u ri ng the final days of his week-long stay, Ke n n edy treated peo ple in a Bogota s l u m who were too poor to g a i n access to co m ­ m u n ity med ical care. "It was an eye-opening experi ­ ence to go to a nation expecti ng to treat disaster victi ms and end up treati ng poor people in equa lly des perate straits , " Ke nnedy said

Visits Central America, A frica

Al u m ·s Travels Provide First Hand Look At World H u ng er. poverty I n Central America last spring, Dan E rlander '62 looked at the faces of people in desperate pov­ erty He only had to raise his eyes to see fields filled with " l U X U ry crops for us" - coffee a nd sugar ca ne. He thoug ht, "People are h u n g ry today beca u se some peo ple take more th a n they need . " To E rla nder, a m erica n over-con ­ s u m ption is one exa mple of the c o n t rast between cu ltu ra l and C h risti a n va l u e s . A s an exa m ple, he s a i d , "Ameri­ cans tend to thi n k they have to be gett i n g richer and riche r . When you real i z e what that does to the ea rth in terms of pollution, what it does to the poor, and to resou rces of othe r cou ntries, it beco mes clea r these va l u es a re in contrast to those Jesus ta u g ht " Erl a nder pointed to the b i b lical story of the children of Israel in the wilderness . "They had no food , " he sai d . "God ra i n ed t h i s ' ma n na . ' Each fa m i ly took enough for its d a i ly needs - no more, no less The m a n na set the pattern of how people were s u p posed to eat " Erl a nder conti n ued , " E ucha rist. or H o ly Com m u nion, rei nforces this Biblical way of food sharing Everyo ne gets the sa me a m o u nt of bread and w i n e . Rich people don't get a bigger wafer. " The former di rector of the re­ sou rce ce nter at Holden Vi llage Re treat C e n t e r n e a r C h e l a n , Wash , visited Central Ame rica i n March w i t h a study g ro u p spo n ­ sored by t h e Center f o r Global Service and Educa t i o n a t A u ­ gsburg College I n May and J u ne he traveled to South Africa as a tou rist Both trips gave h i m i n ­ sig hts which w i l l make his tea c h i ng m i nistry more effective, he be­ l i eves. This yea r E rl a nder is theolog ian-

Gard ner Spending Yea r I n Sudan AS Ch ristia n Relief Worker Doug Gard ner '85 , son of Gov. Booth a nd Jean Gardner, is spend­ ing a year as a C h risti a n relief worker i n the Sudan "a mong the need iest people i n the world . " His work as a project coo r­ d i nator for World Vision I nterna­ tional is, he says, a di rect out­ growth of his C h ristia n conversion earlier this year. " I want to be a good Ch ristian exa mple, doing C h rist's work for the neediest people , " he said "I have confidence in the Lord a n d he has confidence in me that I ca n do this. It's pretty cha lle n g i ng work, but I ' m ready fo r it " The former PLU busi ness major ca lled h i mself "a babe i n C h rist. strivi ng to be l i ke C h rist " While waiti ng for the go-a head to leave i n October, G a r d n e r moved into the governor's m a n ­ s i o n and pored through m a n u a ls

and books. He a lso talked with academics who have backgrou nds in African studies . He said that his project goes right to the ski n . "Part of it is surviva l , " he observed . "Here, it's easy to j u m p i nto the ma nsion a nd get out of it I g u ess I ' m taking a risk, I ' m sure it's over my head. I ' l l b e putting it on the l i ne for a yea r " Gardner said when he was tryi ng to decide what to do with his l ife after g raduation, he ha ppened to see a World Vision magazi ne at the home of his PLU coach, Mike Benso n , while attending a Chris­ tian ath letes' fellows hip With visions of the Eth iopian fa m i n e still fresh i n his mind, G a rdner said he felt a pull to go to the Sudan, which he said is rapidly beco m i ng the next Ethiopia "

'85 Nursing Graduate

A l u m Joins Vol u nteers Aid ing E a rthq uake Victi ms In Mexico By Judy Davis

Dan Erlander

i n - residence for the Lutheran I n ­ stitute for Theological Ed u cation, headquartered at PLU . D u ri ng the nine- month pilot prog ra m , he is s p e n d i n g 2 1f2 to t h ree wee k periods in eight a reas thro u g hout the N o rthwest and Alaska , co n ­ d ucting adult education classes i n Lutheran c h u rches. His teach ing stresses j u stice, human rig hts , environm enta l re­ spect and peace. H u m a n rig hts concerns were the most obvious d u ri n g his visit to South Africa . "Apartheid is a thousand times worse th a n we expected it to be," E rlander said . " Most of us have thought a bout it in co mpa rison to our i m pressions of ea r l i e r seg regation in the America n South . But in South Africa , in addition to the segreg a ­ tion a n d oppression, fa milies a re physically, emotional ly and g eo g ­ raphica l ly torn a p a rt Often the fam ily ca nnot l ive where a man works. " Both in Centra l Ame rica n and South Africa, he was struck by the beli ef among the poor that their ca use will finally preva il

For Ci ndy Sienko, '85, vol u nteer­ i n g to a i d eart h q u a ke victims in Mexico was a rewa rdi n g way to help people in a time of need . "I was i n terested i n using my skills as an emergency depa rtment n u rse in other tha n a hospital setti ng - when the opportunity to go to Mexico ca m e a l o n g , it o n ly took me a h a l f h o u r to decide to go, " said Cindy, a n u rse i n the emergency department at Taco­ ma General Hos pital C i ndy joi ned a tea m of 20 oth er health -ca re professi o n a l s fro m the Tacoma a rea - i n cluding physicians, nurses and para medics - who were flown to M exico by Mexican Airl i nes Oct 2 for eight days to replace a Seattle- based team which had been caring for earthquake victims. In mid-Sep­ te mber, the ea rthquake had de­ vastated sections of Mexico City, kil l i n g and i njuring thousa nds. "When we left, we d i d n 't know what to expect . . . a l l we took with us was a s u i tcase, some donated medica l suppli es a nd 'scrubs' ( u n ­ iforms for medical perso n nel , " Cindy revea led . She, however, did pack a pil low which became a coveted object s ince the med ica l tea m had to sleep on cots. The Sa lvation Army had cut th roug h swaths of red tape to g a i n permission f o r t h e U n ited States tea ms to a i d ea rthquake vict i m s . " I have g a ined tremendous re­ s pect fo r the Salvation Army - the org a n i zation is a lot more tha n vo lu nteers ri nging bel ls a nd col ­ lecti ng money in buckets at Ch rist­ mas, " C i ndy emphasized

I n Mexico, the team staffed a cli nic near Morelos, a poverty . stricken a rea outside Mexico City It had been tra nsformed by the Salvation Army from a detoxifica ­ tion center u ndergoing remodel ­ ing to a ma keshift c l i n ic with i n 24 hours of the earthquake, Ci ndy sa id . Meals for the staff, as well as victims, were provided by Salva ­ tion Army volu nteers. I n add itio n , a rea residents w h o spoke E n g l ish volu nteered to serve as i nterpre­ ters fo r the c l i n ic staff " Ma ny of our patients were dea l i n g with the psychological af­ termath of the earthquake; they were suffering from i nsomnia a nd were very fearful . . . we treated ma i n ly c h i ld re n , " said C i ndy. Si nce many of the patients' homes, as well as schools and hospita l s , had been destroyed, they were l iving in "tent cities . " Beca use water li nes had broken d u ring the ea rthq u a ke, many resi ­ dents were drinking from sewer l ines and beca me i l l . "We h a d to educate t h e victi ms a bout boiling drinking water and taking preca utions on preventi ng the spread of disease, " said Ci ndy, ind icati ng the medical tea m saw from 1 50-200 patients a day "We were a m a zed at how clean the children were, despite the conditions they were living i n , " she sa id . When she a rrived home, Ci ndy had a g reater a p p rec iation for th ings often taken for g ra nted beds, b l a n kets and hot showers . However, even thou g h she was ready to come home, Ci ndy said, " I felt s o needed a n d ap preciated by the ea rthq uake victims, I wo u l d n ' t hesitate at a l l to hel p out i n a disaster a g a i n " 0

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December 1985

16 World/Alumni

PLU Distinguished Alumnus '85

Korea n Youth S u rvives ' 50s Conflict To Become E m i n e nt U .S. Scie ntist By Jim Peterson

Thirty-five years ago I nsu Lee's life was saved by a co m m u n ist Today he contri butes to the savi ng of cou ntless l ives through his toxicological research . Thoug h cu rrently spending a yea r with the Food and Drug Ad m i nistratio n 's D iv i s i o n of Toxicology, Pacific Luthera n U n iversity's 1 985 Disti n ­ g u ished A l u m n us has spent the past 1 6 years with the National Institute of Health. Du ri ng more than 20 yea rs as a professional toxicolog ist, Lee has been i nvolved i n n u merous pro­ jects that have benefited h u m a n i ­ ty One major project i m p roved the safety and reliabil ity of an a nti­ ca ncer drug by more accurately identifying its na rrow therapeutic i n dex. He has investigated toxic a nd genetic effects of chemical conta ­ minants in the envi ron ment on reproductive org a ns and germ cells. He h a s s t u d i e d p o s s i b l e mec ha n isms of actions of n u mer­ ous a nti -tumor agents He has developed methods fo r lengthe ning the storage l ife of whole blood . Other elements of his resea rch have resu lted in cost-savi n g mea ­ su res i nvolving m i l l ions of dollars . L e e ' s p rese nce a m o n g America 's eminent scientists can only be considered m iracu lous, since during a period of his early life mere su rvival was a long -shot Lee was ra ised i n Kaes o n g , Ko rea , a city nea r Seou l withi n sight o f the i nfamous 38th para l ­ lel. A s a young teenager he was

plun ged i nto the middle of a h istoric conflict when North Korea i nvaded South Korea i n J u ne 1 950. "The com m u n ists i nvaded whi le I was visiti ng relatives i n Seo u l , " Lee reca l led d u ri ng h i s Homeco m­ i ng wee k e n d v i s i t t o PLU i n Novem ber. " I was stra nded i n Seo u l for a month, not k nowing what ha ppened to my home or fa mily " W h e n I finally did ventu re home, the 40- mile tri p took one­ a n d - a - half days The route was l itte red wi t h de ad cows a n d h o r s e s , b u r n e d h o u ses a n d bridges It took hours to cross one river. The bridge was destroyed I finally found a man with a rowboat who took me across " He conti nued, " We also had to be on the lookout for North Korean troops " Later he was to spend weeks hidi ng i n hayl ofts to avoid the comm u nists . Kaesong and Seo u l were nea r the front li nes d u ri ng much of the wa r. The i n itial North i nvasion had nea rly pushed the South Korean and UN forces i nto the sea near Pusan, but after General Douglas MacArthur's landing at Inchon, a bout 25 m iles west of Kaesong, the com m u nists were d riven back n orth, all the way to the M a nchu­ rian border. Then China entered the conflict and advanced rapidly south before the war sta lemated nea r the 38th para llel . During the five years following World Wa r II, N orth Korea had i nfi ltrated sym path izers i nto the south . The i nfiltrators entered p rofessions, particularly teaching, where they could i nfluence i m pre­ ssiona b le you ng m i nds. But South Korea beg a n identify­ ing and a rresting the infiltrators .


Dr. Insu Lee '59 visits the new Rieke Science Center.

One of the reasons for the s u m ­ mer 1 950 i nvasion was to ta ke advantage of the earlier i nfiltra ­ tion while it remained possi ble The North hoped for the support of the infiltrators and their con­ verts. D u r i n g m u c h of t h e w a r Kaesong re mained i n com m u nist h a n d s . As t h e N o rth's forces dwi ndled, it began conscripting younger and younger boys One day the boys i n Lee's class were taken to a trai n station that was bei ng used as a com m u nist youth center. At the center Lee saw a man who had been h is seventh g rade math teacher two years earlier. The teacher had been a rrested by the South as a com m u n ist sym pathiz­ er, then freed fol lowing the North i nvasion. N ow he was prepari n g youngsters to go to the front l ines to serve i n the North's " noble cause . "

The teacher, who h a d been particula rly close to Lee i n school, experienced a moment of com­ passion and sent the you n gster home. The rest of Lee's class went to the front l ines - and never retu rned . D u rin g the war Lee's brother was ki lled d u ri n g an air raid and his father was a rrested by the North. After the a rmistice, his home remai n ed i n the North . But fortu­ nately when the confl i ct ended, Lee was i n the South . H aving g rown u p attending a U S m ission school and knowing English well, Lee believed his fu­ tu re was in the U n ited States But eve n t u a l l y g etti n g t h e re was another g reat test of good fo r­ tune and endurance. He became one of 2,000 Korean students who took an ard uous one-and-a - ha lf day test to qualify for 3 3 U S scholarsh ips He fi nish­ ed No. 3 1 . That ea rned h i m a passport Then he had to take · lang uage proficienty exa ms g iven by both the M i nistry of Foreig n Affa irs a n d the American Em bassy Then he needed an Affidavit of Su pport from an American citize n . Lee finally h a d all of t h e neces­ sary documents, and his work as a Korean la nguage teacher for the American Methodist m issiona ries had earned h i m money for an a irline ticket Then - t h e cu rrency exchange rate changed, a nd his savings weren't enoug h l I finally was a ble t o obtain cu rrency at a bette r exchange rate with the help of a Lutheran mi nis­ ter, " Lee explained, "and I was ab le to get my ticket " Lee's scholarship qualified h i m to attend Pacific Luthera n or the U n ive rsity of Was h ington An E n ­ g lish teacher advised h i m t o "at­ tend a small C h ristian col lege; it's better tha n bein g lost in a crowd " The d ifference was apparent to h i m as soon as he a rrived i n Seattle. H i s plane was hours late; i t was 2 a . m . Two stra ng ers g reeted h i m - PLU public relations d i rec­ tor M i lton Nesvig and one of two PLU Korea n students, the late Chong J i n Kim They had waited for fou r h o u rs They took h i m to ca mpus, where a made bed was wa iting At PLU it was zoology professor Dr. B i l l Stru nk, now deceased, who advised Lee that for him, a career in basic medica l scie nce would contribute more to society than a medica l practice And the service to h u ma n ity will contin u e . Lee has p u b l ished ex­ tensively and l ectured i nternati on ­ a l ly One of h is children is at H a rv a r d U n i v e r s i ty s t u d y i n g molecular biology, a n d two a re at the U niversity of North Caro l i na studying engi neering Strun k's faith in Lee was not misp laced 0 "

pacifiC Lutheran University Scene

December 1985

17 A lumni

' ". \ Heritage A ward - Luella Johnson '51, left, with daughter Betty (Johnson '66) Helseth, alumni board member who presented the a ward.

A lumnus of the Year - Doroth y Harshman '42

Special Recognition A wards - Gloria and Roy Virak, both '52.

Homecoming Hig h l ig hts Special Recognition A ward - Retiring alumni executive secretary Edith Edland, being congra tula ted b y Alumni A ssociation past president Rich Hamlin '59.

Special Recognition A ward - Dave Peterson '14

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M ore Homecoming

Class Notes

High lig hts

1 938 E LVA ( B e r g m a n ) W I L L I A M S of Pasadena, Calif , j u st retu rned from a 1 5 -day tri p to Poland May ( Pe l l et ' 40l K l i n z m a n is receiv i n g s o m e Po l a n d p i n e pitch as a souven i r

1 942 MARV H A R S H M A N a n d a s e l e ct g ro u p of five oth e r d isti n g u i s h ed U n ivers i ty of W a s h i n g t o n s p o rt s l u m i n a ries w e r e i n d ucted i n to t h e H u sky H a l l o f Fa m e O il Nov 2 T h e sa me d ay h i s wife, DOROTHY ( La rson ' 42 ) received the A l u m n us of the Y e a r Awa rd f ro m PLU at the H o meco m i n g banq uet


Present and former full-time PLU alumni directors compared notes during Homecoming From left, Ron Coltom 11974-84), Harvey Neufeld 1 1 971 - 74), Jon Olson 11976- 70), Walt Shaw 11985-), and Ed Larson lacting 1970- 71J. Not pictured

1 945

Larry Hauge 11963-67) and Edith Edland lacting 1 984-85J.

Rev. PAUL W FU N D reti red in Sept afte r 39 years in the m i n istry H e a n d h i s wife, Mavis, have m oved t o Bel l a Vista , A r i z

1 949 D E B RA B U E G E has been p r o m oted i n t h e U . S . A i r Force t o t h e ra n k o f f i rst l i euten a n t S h e is a c l i n ical n u rse with


the Air Fo rce R e g i o n a l Hospital a t M a rch Ai r Force B a s e , C a l i f . O n S e p t 2 1 , BETH I L E N E C O U G H LI N a nd M a r k A n d rew Zier were m a rried i n Fa rg o, N . D . After a s h o rt stay at a l a ke ca b i n i n M i n nesota a n d a seve n - day C a ri bbean c r u i se, they a re m a k i n g their h o m e i n Taco m a , W a s h W h i le Beth is sti l l i n the tea c h i n g professio n , s h e is tempo ra r i ly worki n g as a secret­ a ry for a nati o n a l m a rketi n g co m pany Her h u sba n d , M a rk , is i n outs i d e s a l es for Sta n d a rd Pa rts Corpo ratio n of Puya l l u p , Wash M r. and M rs . C O L I N K I B L E R - M E LBY , B l a i ne, M i n n , a re the pa rents of a s o n , C o rd Nath a n , born Oct 4 . He j o i n s a sister, Rachel Joe, 1 7 m o n t h s . Colin and h i s wife, J a n ice, a re both pastors at Glen C a ry Luth e ra n C h u rch in Anoka, M i n n , a s u b u rb of M i n neapolis M r . a n d M rs . STEVEN TOEPEL, Seat­ tle, Wash , a re the pa rents of a so n , Ja mes Edward , b o r n M a r . 1 . Steve is a stockbroker with the f i rm of Birr, Wilson & Co , I n c .

LO RI H U SETH a n d C h risto p h e r C l a rk were m a rried A u g 1 7 . They reside i n Sa l e m , O re , w h e re Lori is beg i n n i n g h e r fou rt h year a s a p h ysical education instructo r at C h e meketa Com m u n ity C o l l eg e

1 95 5 WALLA C E R O G E LSTAD, a math tea c h ­ er at R e x Putn a m H i g h School, M i l ­ w a u k i e , O re , since 1 969, received a 1 985 P residential Award for Excellence in Science a n d M a th e m atics Tea ching H e was h o n o red at a p residential ceremony i n Wash ingto n , D . C . as one


of the top math teachers in the cou ntry The awa rd w i l l mea n a $5,000 m ath g ra nt for Rex Putnam H i g h f ro m t h e N ational Science F o u n dation

Homecoming King Terry Marks of Puyallup and Queen Heidi Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo.

to cost- effective p u b l i c re lati o n s and m a rketi n g com m u n ication p ro g ra m s He c a n be co ntacted at (206) 759 - 5081 .



O LS E N ,

Portl a n d ,

O re ,

1 965 JA M E S COLLI E R i s head of A u b u rn U n ivers ity ' s A rt Department in A u ­ b u r n , A l a . H i s wife, C a role A n n e , is vice­ p resident of a ba n k i n New Y o rk . They h ave a "com m uter m a rriag e , " m a i n ­ ta i n i n g a pa rtm ents i n both A u b u r n a n d New Y o rk

1 959 1 968 R I C H A R D E. LO N DG R E N of Taco m a has taken e a r l y re t i r e m e n t f ro m Weyerhaeuser C o m p a n y to start h i s o w n consulting business cal led " C o m ­ m u n ication b y Objectives , " a concept h e devel oped, ta u g ht at the U n ivers ity of W a s h i n gton, a n d

wrote a book

a bo ut for P rentice - Ha l l . H i s counsel em p h asi zes problem a n alysis lea d i n g

Te n Al u m n i Cha pters Across Cou ntry Plan Gat'heri ngs

1 963

recently p u b l i s h ed a physical fitness book, "This is Your Body " J i m also ed its a p u b l icati o n called " N ewsca p ­ s u l es . " T o receive a n y of these p u b l ica ­ tions, send $1 80 a n d a #30 self­ a d d ressed sta m p e d e n v e l o p e to James B . Olsen , 75 NE M ei k l e Place, Portl a n d , O R 9721 3 .

H A R LOW a nd MARY (Seastra n d ' 69) LYSO, a n d their two c h i l d ren, Theresa, 1 5, and Amos, 1 0, a re i n N i a mey, N i g e r Africa . H a rl a n is d i rector o f t h e E m b a s ­ s y S c h o o l t h e r e a n d M a ry teaches first g ra d e The school at present has students from 1 4 eth n i c backgrou nds

Past and current Alumni A ssociation presidents Rich Hamlin and Janet sheffels '57 un veil a new permanent alumni a wards display, which no w hangs in the University Center

PLU a l u m n i cha pters a c ross the cou ntry a re m a k i n g p l a n s for g atheri ngs d u ri n g the c o m i n g yea r Follow i n g is a l isti n g of c h a pters, the dates of p l a n ned g atheri n g s a n d the sched u led activity ( T i s tentative) : C A L I FO R N IA S a n Diego

J u ne J a n . 23, -

2 ( Mayfest D a n cers - T) 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West)

LOS A n g e l es/

- May 3 1 ( Mayfest D a n cers - T or beach pa rty) Nov. 1 986 (Sa l m o n Ba ke) J a n . 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West - T) Ora nge Cty. - May 4 (Sa l m o n Bake) J a n . 24, 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West - T) Sa nta Barbara/ C a m a ri l l o - May 25 (Sa l m o n Ba ke) J a n . 27 , 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West - T) - May 1 0- 1 1 ( PLU c rew ra ces, w ith Sacra m ento) Bay Area Sept 1 986, (Sa l mo n Bake, h ost with Sacra m ento) J a n. 1 7 o r 1 8 , 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West) Sacra mento - May 1 0- 1 1 ( PLU crew races , with Bay A rea) Sept (Sa l mo n Bake, w ith Bay A rea) J a n . 29, 1 987 ( C h o i r of the West)


C O LO RADO Denver N EW Y O R K N .Y. City

- S p ri ng - Jan

1 986



( P LU s peaker)


( C h o i r of the West)

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19 Alumni

Help wanted:





Matthew, 2'12 .

Y o u r Al u m ni Association is loo k­ ing fo r 14 1 NTER EST E D ALU M S to be Class Representatives for the clas­ ses of 1 93 1 , 1 9 3 3 , 1 9 3 6 , 1 93 7 , 1 940, 1 94 3 , 1 944 , 1 94 5 , 1 950, 1 95 5 , 1 960 , 1 9 64, 1 967, 1 972, 1 974, and 1 980 B a s i ca l ly the responsibilities a re 1 ) To get the co m m itment of three or fo u r others to help yo u stay in to uch with yo u r classmates and to assist you with special reu n i o n - year activities . 2) To write the H o meco m i n g a n d A n n ual F u n d lette rs t o yo u r class mates If yo u r class is l i sted a n d if you are i n terested in being a C lass Rep resentative, please contact me by phone i m mediately WADS LI N E I n W a s h i n g tto n State 1 - 800 - 2 2 5 5758 Othe r States 1 -800 -446 -4449 Walt Shaw D i rector of Al u m n i Relati ons -



care for

KATH RYN TO E P E L received a Ph D . in

a n t h ropology from the U niversity of O regon i n August S h e a n d husband, Rick M i nor, l ive i n E ugene, where they

h ave

esta blished


s m all

b u s i n ess,

Heritag e Research Associates .

DONALD Y O D E R g ra d u ated i n May

with a master's deg ree in educati onal

fou ndations from the U n iversity of

Hawaii Academic em phasiS a n d thesis topic were related to i nternational education and the reform of p u b l ic schools in the U nited States. Don is a

consu lta n t/researcher for the Hawaii State Teacher's Association while co n ­

ti n u i ng studies at t h e U n iversity of

H awaii toward a doctorate i n educa­ tio n a l p hilosophy.

J O H N G RO N LI MA '75, was i nstalled as

senior pastor of Pella Lutheran C h u rch

i n Sidney, Mont , Sept 22 H e received his doctorate in 1 978 from Luther N o rthwestern S e m i n a ry in St




( M ai e r


rents of a d a u ghter, Amy J ee - E u n , 6'1, She came to them from Korea via

N o rthwest

A n n em a rie,

Airli nes . 1 0'1"







Nath a n , 7%, are delig hted to have her.

Bruce is a superviso r at the Snohom ish

C o u n ty Juvenile C o u rt a n d Barbara i s a rea d i n g resou rce specialist for the Eve rett School District.

MARV SLiND and KATE ( La n gert ' 70)


m a r ried

Feb .


1 98 2 .


teaches second g rade in the P u l l m a n

(Washin gton ) Public Sc hools, a n d M a rv

works in the office of Internatio n a l Education at Washingto n State U niver­



a d m i n istrator


J uve nile


Services for T h u rston Cou nty Cori nee has been servlt1g as acti ng a d m i n i s ­

trator since Sept 1 984, a n d has been



Bibl ical

a nd



a l so




WOOD have moved from Fairb a n k s to




H A G L U N D ) a re th e p a rents of a son,





1 974 TOM D O D D a n d GAY K RA ME R - D O DD ' 76 , have m o vprJ f ro m the Ka <;as C i ty

3 r a to Co qu i ll e , O r e (1m is p as tor ()f Faith L'lther n C u r ch i n C o ille a n d

at Malco l m G row Hospita l , specializing i n family practice. They h ave two children, M atthew a n d Jodie, born Fe b . 23, 1 9 8 3 .

J O N R I V E N B U R G is associate provost

for acad e m i c a d m i n istration at the





vice officers at Sheppard Air Force Base, Tex. An nelise w i l l serve with the

40th Aeromedical Evacuation Squad­ ron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash .

1 982 KAR EN



Wash ,


teac h i n g fourth g ra d e in the Bellevue School District

PERRY S C H M IDT has been promoted



M rs .


B ra m m e r

States Navy

He serves with C a rrier

Naval A i r Station M i ra mar. Calif

(SUZA N N E WESTLAN D ) a re the parents

May 1 9 . Suzanne is tea c h i n g half-time at

Kend rick


School i n Kendrick, I d This will b e her

fourth year there. R u ssell farms near

1 980

Kend rick

PATRICIA C O N RAD was m a rried to

M r. a n d M rs

RON C L I N K ' 79 (JA N E

J o h n M i ch ael Keryeski, J r Oct. 1 2 The wed d i n g


Beth l e h a m



They live on B a i n bridge Isla n d ,

school busi ness education and coach ­

C h u rch in Fairfax, Va , was pe rfo rmed

Patricia is work i n g f u l l -ti me and at­ school

part- time

to atta i n

entrance i n to a n M BA program J o h n

b r i d g e H i g h School.

lost" friend s . They can be contacted

capta i n in the U nited States Army, is ch ief of the Mi litary Perso n nel Bra n ch

is worki ng towards open i n g an auto­ body busines s . They would like to h e a r f r o m frie n d s .

A r m y Co m m u n i ty Bragg , N . C .

on duty with the AFROTC. G r a m b l i n g State U niversity, L a . P h i l i p , an assistant

fro m, o r h a v e a visit from, a n y "long

through the Alaska Railroa d , Office of th e

C h ief



7-21 1 1 ,

Anchorage, A K 99 5 1 0 -7069

RAY FRANCIS III, Fayettevi l l e , N C , a

in the Perso n n e l Division at Womack H o s p i ta l ,


M r . a n d M rs J O E L HATLEN ' 8 1 ( M E G

1 976 PETER AN SIN G H a n d wife,

C a rrie ,

with their two chi l d re n , Caitl i n , 6, a n d

of schools for the Metlow Valley School D istrict H e will co mplete h i s work for h i s doctorate in ed ucational

leaders h i p from Seattle U n iversity this

w i n ter.

Air Force C a p t P H I L I P LA N G HAM is

p rofessor of aerospace studies, was

FISH '80) are the parents o f a son,

p reviously assigned in South Korea


were ma rried in J a n u a ry 1 983 a n d a re

Ti mothy John, born J u ly 16. He joins a Anne,

Joel is a Com pany




1 9 83 .

CPA at Art h u r Young & a n d Meg is a pa rt-time






now l iving in E n i d , O k la , where Don is

an i nstructor pilot in the U n ited States

p u blic health n u rse for King Cou nty

Air Force. They h ave a one -yea r o l d d a u g h ter, E m i ly K a r e n w o r k s part­

Bellevue, WA 98008.

time a s a career perso n n e l agency

They h a ve moved to 1 72 1 7 N . E 1 4th , M r.


M rs .



( LA U R E L FROSIG '80l are th e parents of


cou nselor





Lyn nette

J U LIE ( Fuesler) FANTZ and husband, Dave, live in Bakersfi eld, C a l i f , with

a daug hter, J e n n y A d r i a n , born Sept 3 She joins a sister, H i l l a ry, 1 '1, .

J o h n son were married Dee. 22, 1 984 i n

M r . a n d M rs . Robert N o rd g ren (KARl

K L I N G E N BERG '80) a re the parents of a

P a u l , M i n n , and i s serving h i s intern ­

O D E G ARD) are the parents of a so n,


enjoyi ng



fu l l - time

" m o m " and Bob h as his own c o m p u ­

t e r software, services c o m p a n y , Alpha Site, with office i n P l easanto n , Cal if.

M r . a n d M rs . TONY TIPTON '82 (J EAN

son , Dan iel. born M a y 1 8 . He joins a

sister, Kelsey



a part­

time emergency department regi s ­

month s . Her husband, M i chael, is a

P E D ERSON and scon D E ­

N N IS ' 8 4 were ma rried Sept 2 1 i n

Red m o n d , Wash

Sc ott i s a research

of Bellevue, and Cathy is a pheresis at

P u get

Center i n Seattle. E LIZABETH (Willis




dentist at A i r Force Academy,

o rado Springs, Colo.


Dr a n d M rs . Robert DeFraites (COL­

E E N G I LLES P I E ) an n o u n ce the b i rth of

their daug hter, L i n dsey Erin, born Oct .


23 at the U S . Army Hospita l , N u r n ­ berg, West Germany


ma rried

WI LLIS have moved from Chi cago to Portl a n d , O re Brian finished medical school at th Un iversity of I l l i nOis and is

in fi r s t- y ea of r esi d ency in i n t e r n a l m edici ne a t Oregn n Healtr-I Sc i ences U n i v r�ity LIZ Ie b u sy as a f li l l - l i rne " m o m " to t eir son . P a u l , 7 m on ths . a n d is a l so tea,-t l i n g piano le<;5(" 'I S

D a n a i s a student at

N orthwestern

Se m i n a ry,


ship i n Osseo, Wise. Lyn nette is a n interim pastor in Blair, Wise.

NAO M I ( K ri p paeh ne) a n d C lay WAR­

1 981 S H E I LA

Sioux City, l a .


REN. Lakewood, Colo , keep busy with

tered n u rse a n d i s t h e parent of two boys, M itchell, 2 'h . and Anson, six

t e c h n ician

tary in Tacoma

' 78)

com pleted

m i l i tary indoctrination for medical ser­

Suzan ne, 1 . They w o u l d like to h e a r

a s an agent for the I nternal Revenue Lyn n , is teaching


Second Lieute n a n t ANN ELISE SHAW


tend i n g


assistant at Bartels I m m u n odiag nostic

H i s wife,



i n g te n n is and j u n i o r varsity at B a i n ­


own tax and accounting p ractice i n



live in th e Was h i ngto n , 0 C



caring for their four child re n , Matth ­


special educati o n at Fra n kl i n Elemen ­




by a fellow a l u m , Pastor Robert Moore '62 . They live i n Arl i n gto n , Va , where

1 977

Taco m a , Wash , after a 1 0 -year career

a computer (CAD/CAM) a n alyst for Boeing


Wash , where Ron i s tea c h i n g h i g h

accepted a position of chief co u nsel

and we regret the error

G EO R G E B O U R C I E R has started his

fice for Hewitt Association and Rene is


j o u r n a l i s m society com petition

for the Alaska R a i l roa d . E l l e n is at h o me


They li ve in nea rby San J os e .

1 973

i n L O S Ang eles for 1 8 m o n th s . Peter i s m a nag i n g t h e N o rthwest reg io n a l of­

R O L E D E R '80 ) are the parents of a d a u g hter, E lisa beth A n n a , b o rn Aug


Phillip A n d rew, born M a r . 6 . I n the last issue of SC E N E we left C h ris' maiden n a m e out of the birth anno un cement

R I S have returned t o Seattle after l i v i n g

in feature photography i n the u n d er

50,000 catego ry for the Pacific North ­

Larry h as



M rs.

PETER a n d R E N E ( Y o a k u m '80) M O R ­

Germ a n / E n g l ish

1 972 and

8802 1 .

states. He also won a first place in spot

news photography and a second place

Ai rborne Ea rly Warn i ng Squadron 1 1 6,


Devon Erik, born J u l y 30. He joins a brother, Justin Rya n , born Fe b . 1 982 .


issues. He resides in Texas and can be

reached at P O Box 1 000, Anthony, TX

i n cludes ph otos from newspapers of

less th a n 50,000 circulation in the two

serving as c h a i r of the department of

facu lty


th eir c h i l d re n , Meg a n , S, a n d Austi n , 3 .

Cou nty s i n ce

C U RTIS BESEDA has published arti ­ cles on h u man rights a n d related

of a son , A n d rew " D rew" John, born



with the J u veni l e Department a n d a resident of T h u rston 1 97 0 .

photog raphy in the O rego n -Wash i n g ­

t o n A P photo contest The category

to rank of l i eutenant In the U n i ted


C h u rch

Wash , where Peter i s s u peri n tendent

CORIN E E N EWMAN , Oly m p i a , Wash ,

W a sh , s p o rts

at Golden


Jose p h , 3 , have moved t o Winthrop,

1 970

D A I LY W O R L D , Ab erdeen , placed first in non - m e tro

1 978



dents at th e M i n neapolis school


Fish a n d Wild life Service

They live in O ly m p i a , Was h . G R E G L E H M A N , ph otog rapher for

U n iversity of O regon

served seven years as dean of stu­

E K L U N D , Everett, Wash , are the pa­

for the U S

M i n n . P rior t o accepting t h e ca ll to


1 969

47th PI , Portla n d , O R 972 2 1

M u rray i s in his third yea r of residency

p h i l osophy a n d h u m a n ities a n d pro­

(Co ntin ued from P 1 8)

PLU friend s . Their add ress i s 62 1 4 SW

a rea on the Andrews A i r Force Base.

1 975

Valley Lutheran College in M i n neapolis,

Class Notes

They wo u l d welcome hea ring from

DIANA G RAN D E a n d Tom Renn were Aug





Luthera n C h urch, Newbe rg, O re They a re m a k i n g tr-J e i r first home in Mt. Rain i e r, Md GAYLE LAPP a n d Dan'vl Wilkin.:; werE

m a rri ed Mar 1 6 at F - i th Lu heran C h ' l rc-h, L acey , W,l<;h Gayle is wor k i n g as 3 s Jb s it u te e3ch pr i r Th ur;tC1n

COL nty a n d D a rryl i s a g�me w J rrje'i

their respective jobs N a o m i is assis­ tant d i rector of a d m issions, Loretto H eights College, a n d Clay is the new

youth pastor at Arvada Ch urch of God in Colorado

1 983 BRACY E LTON received a master's

deg ree in J u ne and i s conti n u i n g h is education for a P h . D

in computer

science ( n u m e r i c a l m e t h o d s a n d p ro g r a m m i n g l a n g uages) H e i s also pursuing m u s i c co mposition and per­

formances KARL B


has been pro­

moted to the ra nk of first l i euten a n t i n the U S A i r Fore - He is an i n structor pilot witT' the 89tll Flying Trai ning

Squadron at SheJlPJrci A l t- r )I-ce Base,

Tf'>X (Continued on pa e 20)

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Class Notes (Continued from page 19) M O N I CA S. JOHNS O N , Snohomish, Wash , is teaching pre-school special ed ucation a n d coaches g i r l ' s track fo r the Snoh o mish School District C I N DY PETERSO N is a s u pervisor of customer service for the Nerovector Company in Bellevue, Wa s h . She works with co m m u n i c at i o n s e q u i p m e n t such a s cel l u l a r mobile telephones C RAIG B. WAINSCOn has received the professional desig nation of C h a r ­ tered F i n a n cial Ana lyst ( C FA) from the I n stitute of C h a rtered Fin ancial A n a l ­ ysts, head q u a rtered in C h a r l ottesvi lle, Va

1 984 J U A N ITA A N D R EWS, is a second l i euten ant i n the Air Force Reserve a n d h a s comp leted t h e U S Air Force military i n d octri nation for medical ser­ vice officers at She ppard Air Force Base, Tex. She will ser Je at McC h o rd Air Force Base, Wash . Second Lieutenant MARK A CH RIS­ TOFFERSO N , has g rad uated from the US Air Force pilot tra i n i n g , a n d has received silver wings at C o l u m b u s A i r Force Base, M i ss He will serve with the 37th Flying Tra i n i ng Sq u a d ron at Col­ umbus.

1 985 KATHE R I N E LY N J O H NSON and scon J E F F R EY D E N N iS '84, were ma rried Sept 2 1 at Faith Lutheran C h u rch, Redmond, Wash .

Olaf Jordahl

Arnold Hagen

Second Lieutenant HEIDI U R NESS has com pleted th e Us Air Force mil itary i n doctri nation for med i cal ser­ vice officers at Sheppard Air Force Base, Tex She w i l l serve with the A i r Force Hospita l a t Luke A i r Force Base, Ariz

I n Memoriam

RAN DY and BETH ( Hatlen '85) HAM ­ LIN a re l i ving in A u sti n , Tex , wh ere Randy is en rolled in a two-year bio­ medical engineering program at the U n i versity ofTexas and Beth is worki n g a t t h e capitol com plex for t h e Texas Water C o m mission d oing much re­ sea rc h i n g and com puter work. They would like to hear from PLU frie n d s . Their address is 68 1 2 S Cong ress #31 1 , Austi n , TX 78745.

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OLAF J O R DAHL, physics profes­ sor em eritus, died at the age of 83 Born in Sioux Fal ls, S O , he ea rned a bachelor's degree from Luther College, Deco ra h, la , in 1 9 2 5 ; a master's deg ree fro m the U n iversity of Pittsburgh i n 1 92 7 ; a n d a P h . D f r o m the U niversity of Wisco n s i n in 1 933 I n 1 940 he beca me PLU 's first f u l l -ti me phys­ ics p rofesso r . Jordahl took a leave of a bsence for a yea r i n 1 944-45 to work on the Ato m i c Energy Com mission's M a n hatt a n P roject. He was a member of the F r a n k ­ l i n Pierce School Board for six years, servi ng as its president from 1 95 5 - 5 8 . In 1 963 h e served on a Nati o n a l Science Fou ndation a d ­ visory panel i n Wa s h i n gton , D C A n d he wa s a m e m ber of the P LU Q Club. J o rd a h l retired from t h e PLU facu lty i n 1 96 9 . A facu lty resea rch la boratory in the new Rieke Sci ­ ence Center is named in his honor. Survivors i n c l u d e Catherine, his wife of 50 years; sons E ric of Portl a n d , Ore , a n d Peter of A u ­ sti n , Tex . ; four brothers, Osca r a n d Sibert o f Fargo, N O , a n d Rueben a nd Joseph of Twin Valley, M i n n . ; sisters A n n a o f Moorhea d , M i n n , a nd Martha of Seattle; a n d five gra ndchildren . ARNOL D HAG E N , educati o n pro­ fessor emeritus, was 79 years old at the t i m e of his death . Born i n E l bow Lake, M i n n , he g rew u p i n Alamo, N . D nea r Will isto n . He ea rned a bachelor's deg ree from Concord i a C o llege i n Moorhea d , M i n n , i n 1 9 31 ; a mas­ ter's deg ree from the U niversity of Monta n a i n 1 941 ; a n d a doctor's deg ree fro m th e U n ivers ity of Oregon i n 1 9 5 5 . A veteran of Wo rld War I I , h e served i n t h e Europea n theater Hagen served as a tea cher, p r i n ­ cipal a n d s u peri ntendent i n sever­ al districts in N o rth Da kota , M i n ­ nesota, Monta n a , a n d O r e g o n from 1 93 1 -55 He was a member of the P LU education facu lty from 1 955 u ntil his retirem e nt i n 1 971 . D u ri n g his ca reer Hagen was active in the Natio n a l Ed ucation Associati o n , Washi ngton Educa -

tion Associatio n , A merican Associ­ ati o n of U n iversity Professors, Phi Kappa Delta, the Nati o n a l Society of College Teache rs of Educatio n , and the PLU Q Club H i s i nterest i n history l ed to exte nsive ta p i n gs of P L U a l u m n i , former stu dents a n d professors fo r the univers ity arch ives . He also wrote a book on his person a l fam ily histo ry Survivors i nclude Eva , his wife of 40 yea rs; sons Frank of Los Ange les a n d Ardy of San Fra ncisco, a g ra n d s o n , E r i k Lou of L os Angeles; sisters Ber nice Rosten of Wil drose, N O , and Pea rl Wh ite of Albany, O re . ; and brothers Nor ris of Ida ho Falls, I d , Roy a nd F red of Williston , N O , an d Lawre nce of Ala mo, N O . The Jordahl a n d Hagen f a m ilies have req uested that memorials may be g iven to either P L U o r Trin ity Luthera n C h u rch D r . DAAN ANSINGH 78, passed away Sept 19 i n Portl a n d , Ore. He was 2 9 , b o r n in Leide n , The Netherla nds on M ay 1 2 , 1 956 R a i s e d in A u b u r n , W a s h , he g rad uated f r o m A u b u r n H i g h School i n 1 974, PLU i n 1 978 and Georgetown U n iversity i n 1 98 3 . H e w a s a de ntist i n S a l e m , O re . Sur­ vivors i nclude his wife, Lisa; a d a u g hter, Lauren; three b rothers , Peter of Wi nthrop, Was h . ; Steven of Phoenix, a nd Sander of A u b u r n ; h i s pa rents, D r . a n d M r s H e r m a n a n d Yoka A n s i n g h o f A u b u r n ; and his g ran dpare nts, Max J a n d Hilda M . Ansingh of The Neth erlands. R O B E RT J K N UTZ E N '29, passed a way Oct -1 in B u rien, Wash He was born i n Alta , la , a n d was a member of a p ioneer Va l ley fa m i ly He owned B u rien Locker M a rket He is su rvived by his wife, J a nice; two daug hters, Karen Kn utzen , S ea h u rst, Wa s h . ; a n d Barba ra C l a boe, Rento n , Was h . ; one son, Craig of Taco ma ; a sister, Lucille B a l l , Seattle; two nephews and six g randch ildre n . C H E R Y L J EN KI NSON KAU SS '84 passed away Oct 1 9 . She was bo r n [ i n Sun nyside, Wash , a nd res i ded in � Taco ma the past 24 years Sur- ' vivors, i n a d d ition to her h u s b a n d , B r uce, i nclude h e r pa rents, David and Jean Jenkinson of Taco m a ; a brother, David J e n k i n s o n , of Wi n­ n i peg , M a nitoba; a n d a g ra n d ­ mother, Alice O ry of Tacoma . WILL J U N GK U NTZ 77 p a s s e d away suddenly i n N e w Y o r k C ity Nov. 4 . Will was a n artist/carto o n ­ i s t who w a s j u st beco m ing esta b ­ lis hed as a com ic b o o k i l l u strato r . He majored i n m usic at PLU . Su rvivors i nc l u d e his wife Vicki (Co ntavespi 77) , pa rents Dr. a nd M rs . Rich a rd J u n g ku ntz, brother Richard and sisters Gay, P a u l a , An drea , L i s a a n d La u ra . MARIE KRAABEL, age 82, of M i n ­ neapo l i s died N o v . 1 5 . S h e a nd her h u sband, Alf, were housepa rents in Pfl ueger H a l l from 1 96 2 - 6 7 . H e w a s a lso ass ista nt ca mpus pastor d u ri n g those years before h i s death i n 1 967, a n d served o n t h e P L U b o a r d o f trustees i n t h e '30s . M rs Kraabel was a n u rse prior to their marriage She is s u rvived by sons To m of Deco ra h, la , a n d Pa u l of Seattle.

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Third title game ! Ea rly i n December PLU Pres ident William Ri eke stuck h is neck out and reserved the Tacoma Dome fo r an NAIA Division 1 \ cha mpion­ ship footba l l g a me At the time he had no assura n ce that the Lutes would be around for the title game, nor was there a game sponsor By Dec. 8 Dr Rieke's neck was no longer a cervical or fina ncial co n ­ cern The Lutes defeated N o . 1 ra n ked Findlay Coll ege (Ohio) 4029 at Lakewood Stadium to adv­ ance to the finals, and the Lo n g ­ necker resta u rant cha in a n d t h e NAIA picked u p the game sponsor­ ship The Friday the 1 3th cha mpion ­ ship battle in the dome was the Lutes ' third title bid in six yea rs following a cha m pionshi p i n 1 980 and a runner- up slot in 1 983. When the even ing was over, PLU was the N o . 2 tea m i n the nati o n , fo llowing a 2 4 - 7 loss to p reviously No. 8 ranked Wisconsi n -LaCrosse. Following a n u n defeated reg u ­ lar seaso n , the fou rth i n Lute history, PLU adva nced to the NAIA finals by stoppin g Columbia Con ­ ference a rch riva l Linfield in the quarter fi nals 30 - 1 2 prior to the Findlay victory Li nfield had p reviously defeated PLU enro ute to national titles i n 1 982 and 1 984, and Findlay had done the same in 1 979. Agai nst the Wildcats Jeff Yarnell passed for 251 ya rds a nd two scores . I n the Findlay game he th rew th ree more scoring aerials, increasing his season school re ­ cord to 27. Pl acekicker Mark Foege hit two field goals for a school

Lutes Host Championship Came In Tacoma Dome, But Visitors Prevail

Coach Frosty westering consoles his fallen warriors seconds before the end of the PLU-LaCrosse championship game

record 1 4 . M ike Vind ivich ran for a score to come with in one of the school mark of 1 8, and Shawn Langston retu rned a n intercep­ tion fo r a score Prior to the title game PLU also h a d the longest stri ng of un de­ feated games in the nation But the final, the ultimate vic­ tory was not to be, a pa rticu larly bittersweet pill for 1 7 Lutes who had been in uniform for the 1 983 title game which a lso ended in defeat La Crosse, wh ich finish ed 1 1 - 1 - 2, used a 30-pound per man weight

adva ntage up front to contro l the l i n e of scri mmage on both offense and defense. Pa rticularly domi nat­ i n g was 280-pound pullin g guard Tom Newberry, who has been scouted by 23 National Footbal l Leag u e tea m s . "We thought o u r q u i c k n ess w o u l d o ffset their size, " PLU Coach Frosty Westering said " But they took away our rhyth m . " The Lutes were also beset by an u ncom mon ra sh of tu rnovers . Fou r fu mbles and two i ntercep­ tio ns not only h u rt the offense, but contri buted d i rectly to all but th ree of the I n d ians' poi nts Without the turnovers, res ults might have been d ifferent In spite of the visitors ' domi nation u p front, the Lutes led i n tota l yar­ dage 31 3 -206 LaCrosse scored a field goal at 9 : 1 8 of the fi rst period and 1 2 37 of the second following P LU fu m ­ bles . T h e score w a s 1 3 -0 at inter­ m ission following recovery of a

mishandled punt at the Lute 1 0 and a La C rosse to uchdown with 23 seconds to go in the half A to uchdown a n d two -poirt conversion gave La Crosse a 2 1 -0 lead in the th i rd period before PLU mou nted its only sco ring d rive of the evening Varnell hit Craig Puzey for a 3 5 -yard score, Jeff's 28th scoring toss of the yea r After the g a me both Westeri ng and ru nning back M ike Vindivich said, "We were beaten by a better tea m . " As so often i s the case i n sports, one tea m may be "better" than a nother on a given day But when the tea ms a re com petitive, breaks and m ista kes often make the d ifference. In a l l th ree of PLU's champion­ ship bids, the Lutes have been com petitive They conti n u e t o bring honor to PLU a n d to set exa m ples, both i n their conduct and in their play


John Zamberlin, 1978 L ute All-America linebacker, who played six seasons in the National Football League with New England and Kansas City, was saluted during the halftime of the Nov. 9 PLU-Simon Fraser game Zamberlin 's uniform, number 56, was retired, the first such honor ever bestowed on a Lute athlete. A thle tic director Dave Olson, left, and coach Frosty Westering, right, also presented Zamberlin with a plaque and a lifetime PLU athletic pass

PL U President William Rieke and Regent Wallace McKinney o f Seattle display the NAIA Division 1/ runner-up trophy following the title game at the Ta coma Dome McKinney is vice-president of the Longnecker restaurant chain which co­ sponsored the event

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Brandt, Iverson Excel

Lute Ca ptures

PLU 's All -Sta r Boot Artists Create Masterpieces In Motion

National Cross Cou ntry Crown

By J i m Klttllsby

Dutch pai nter Rembrandt va n Rijn a n d America n l ithographer Ja mes Merritt Ives were creative with their h a n d s . Fem - Bra ndt a n d Iverson have d rawn rave reviews with their feet PLU fre s h m a n Sonya Brandt a n d sen i o r Kevin Iverson a re p ree m i ­ n e n t fig u res i n N orthwest soccer circles Both play for conference champion s h i p tea ms Both h ave a s a l ient g ift of spee d , explos ive spee d . "Sonya is o n e o f t h e g reatest fi n i s hers I ' ve ever coached , " said Lady Lute m e nto r Colleen Hacker, who d i rected the Parkla nders to the N C IC title, PLU ' s fo u rth in five yea rs PLU women were 1 4- 5 - 1 ove ral l , 9 - 0 - 1 i n leag u e play Brandt d r i l led a PLU -record 27 goals a nd contri buted 1 0 assists for 64 poi nts after rewrit i ng the O re g o n p rep led g e r Her 1 2 2 caree r g oa l s ( 2 9 - 3 0 - 3 2 - 3 1 ) at Gres h a m 's Cente n n i a l H i g h School have never been matched by a male or fe male, accordi n g to O re ­ g o n med i a sources. "She can get hers e lf in position to score a g a i nst a ny defense a n d a ny caliber o f defender H e r b a l l control s k i l l s , a nticipati o n , a n d speed a re exception a l Sonya i s dedicated t o excell e nce a n d i s o n e of o u r m o re u n se lfish players From either her stri ker or wing position, s h e looks fo r tea mmates an d derives g reat s a t i sfact i o n from having s o m eone else fi n ish " That 'someone' is often j u n i o r w i n g Stacy W a t e r w o rt h , who leathered 1 9 goals a nd 1 0 assists . " Kevi n Iverson has explosive speed with or without the ba l l , " said seco n d -ye a r coach J i m D u n n , who engi neered PLU 's d rive t o a fou rth stra i g ht conference title. The Lutes were 1 2 - 8 - 1 for the fa ll, 4 - 1 in confere nce. For the thi rd time i n four years, PLU was NAIA D i strict 1 runner[jf), the Avi s a n n u ms coi nc i d i n g with Ivers o n ' s to u r of d uty. The son of Ardeen Iverso n , a Lute basketball­ basebal l perfo rmer i n the late 1 950s, and n ephew of Roger Iver­ son, PLU's second leading ca reer hoop scorer, the lean s ix -footer sat o ut the 1 983 kick ca m p a i g n to m u ll over profession a l o p p o r ­ t u n ities. "He's got what the pros a re l o o k i n g fo r - that fi rst - step accel­ erati o n , " added D u n n , who may see Iverson n ext fall, b u t not i n a Lute suit Kev i n rejected an offer from the Los Ang eles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer Lea g u e this past fal l , but his n a m e may s u rface again at the M IS L draft i n February

Led b y fres h m a n Valerie H il d e n , who challenged t h e h i l l s to ca p­ t u re t h e N A I A c r o s s c o u n try crow n , PLU recorded a th i rd place n ati o n a l tea m fi n i s h , the h ig hest i n Lute harrier h i story

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Kevin Iverson and Sonya Brandt

There is a l so the pos s i b ility of g o i n g to E n g l a n d in the s u m m e r . " My sty l e probably fits the i n ­ door g a me best, " C'ffered Iverson, who is sched u led to g ra d u ate in December of 1 986 with a deg ree i n busi ness ad m i nistratio n He's p u l l i ng down a 3 . 3 g rade p o i nt a n d aspi res t o a ca reer a s a certified public acco u ntant "Accounting could wa it fo r a w h i l e if the right offer co mes from a MISL c l u b . I thi n k my q u ickness and use of the b o a rd s would serve me well i n that league The p ro b ­ lem w i t h i n door soccer is that n oth ing is g u a ra nteed . It's not li ke other pro sports Salaries are j u st so-so. I ' d g uess that the Laze rs, who tendered me a contract. have the smal lest payroll in the M I SL. " I n the outdoor g a me at PLU, Iverson could be l i kened to a crescent wrench He fit i n every­ w h e re . For m uch of h i s ca reer, he was l i sted on the roster as a m idfielder Kev i n was actua l ly a sweeper i n 1 985, b ut wherever he played, h e scored like a w i n g . He netted eight goals in his frosh MVP seaso n , 12 i n 1 984, a n d n i n e this fa ll as a defender. Iverson also co ntri buted 17 assists i n three seaso n s . He tied Norweg i a n i m ­ port Tor Brattva g , a fres h m a n w i n g , f o r t h e tea m goal l e a d t h i s yea r. "As fa r as shooti n g g oes, he ca n rea l ly s ti n g the ba l l , " sa i d D u n n of h i s a l l - league, a l l - di strict, a l l -Far­ west sta ndout "In 1 984, he was a withdrawn w i n g e r I n h i s fi nal sea s o n , he beca m e a libero, a schemer with defens ive res pon­ s i b i l ities . H e had the a b i l ity to d iscern when to go forward a n d w h e n t o hold . When he went forward , few were q u ick e n o u g h t o stay with h i m . N o t m a ny players could be g iven that freedom to roa m , but Kevin h a d the capacity to u ndersta n d the flow of the g a me . " Pl ayi n g o n a n o ndescript tea m

at Bethel H i g h Sch o o l , just a few m i l es d ow n the mou nta i n h i g hway from the PLU ca m p u s , Iverson was cloa ked in a n o nymity i n a league that kept no sco ring records and na med no a l l - star tea ms. D u n n thinks that at least he deserved a s pot o n the All -Te nacious squad Such is h i s drive a n d com petitive spi rit Bra ndt entered PLU with more fa nfa r e . Sonya was a fou r -year M o u nt Hood C o nference a l l - star, a t h ree-ti m e a l l - state select i o n , a two -year All -American pick, a n d Oreg o n G i rls Pl ayer o f the Year. The five-foot-seve n - i n ch seco n ­ d a ry education m a j o r was a l so cited as G resham Area Ath l ete of the Yea r. Follow i ng i n the footsteps of Iverso n , Fem - B randt should ca rry on the tra d itio n of a rtistry i n m oti o n . 0

Ha rrie rs Earn Second Straight Conference Title With frosh flocking to the fro nt, PLU men c a pt u re d a s e co n d stra ig ht conference cross country title. It m a rked the fi rst time in school history that Lute ha rriers shelved leag u e cha m pi o n s h i p trophies i n successive seaso n s . Fres h m a n A l l a n Giesen w a s t h e Lute leader at both the confer­ ence chase a n d the d i strict derby PLU f i nished t h i rd at the latter G iesen was sixth at conference, 1 1 th at d istrict J u n i o r Russ Cole was eig hth a n d 1 6th i n asce n d i n g levels o f com ­ petit i o n Fres h m a n Ken G a rdner was n i nth a n d 1 4t h . Five of PLU's eight ru n ners at conference were fresh m e n .

H i lden, from Lake Osweg o, Ore , who had to sit out the conference meet beca use of a n an kle i n j u ry, tou red the muddy Ken o s h a , Wi se , cou rse i n 1 8 : 5 3 to w i n by two ticks She took over the lead on the co urse's steepest hill to become PLU ' s fi rst-ever n a ti o n a l c r o s s cou ntry c h a m p i o n J o i n i n g H i lden i n t h e A l l -America g r o u p i n g w e re s e n i o rs D a n a Sta m pe r a n d Kathy Nichols, who f i n i shed 1 9th and 20th respective­ ly Sta mper is an A l l -America repe ­ ater. Ni chols placed second at both the conference a nd d i strict showdowns PLU 's other nati o n a l p l a c e r s were M e l a n ie Veneka m p (41 st ) , Sha n n o n Rya n ( 9 1 st), Becky Kra m ­ e r ( 1 2 5 t h ) , a n d Becky W i l k i n s ( 1 34thl Brad Moore , na med NAIA D i s ­ trict 1 coach of the yea r after l ead i n g the Lady Lutes to the i r seco n d consecutive d i strict title, a lso d i rected PLU to a fifth straight conference championship

Coachi ng vetera n Picked To Guide Wome n's Softba ll R a l p h Wee k l y , a 1 7 -year coach­ i n g vete r a n at m i l i t a ry a n d a m a te u r l eve l s , w h o s e h e fty trophy collecti o n includes an A l l Armed Forces c h a m p i o n s hip, h a s bee n n a med to d i rect the for­ tu nes of the P LU w o m e n ' s softball tea m . W e e k l y , a s t a ff off i c e r a t M c C h o rd A i r F o r c e B a s e , i s sched u led to retire from the m i l it­ a ry next Aug ust He cu rrently d o u b les a s a part-timer o n the Lute football coach i ng staff. The n ew coach, who is pu rsu i n g a master's deg ree at PLU, h a s d i rected tea m s t o the a i r Defense Com m a n d a n d M i l i t a ry A i r l i f t c h a m p i o n s h i ps, the U S A i r Fo rce c h a m p i o n s h i p , a n d , i n 1 98 5 , the Armed Forces c h a m p i o n s h i p . C o a c h i n g civ i l i a n tea ms, Weekly cla imed seven state cha m p i o n ­ s h i ps i n Arizo n a , o n e i n Hawa i i . Weekly, 42 , succeeds Ton i Turn­ b u l l , who resig ned the part-ti me post l a st J u n e .

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Winter sports Capsules

Kluge, Korns And KOm p a ny Seek


To Avoid '84 Kage Ka lamities


! WO M E N ' S BASKETBALL - Fi rst-year Lady Lute hoop coach Mary

Ann Kluge may cha l lenge Dwight Gooden and Nolan Rya n in the "K" department Kluge hopes to stri ke out mem ories of I last season 's 1 - 24 colla pse when she throws 5 - 1 0 Kris Kallesta d, 6-2 Kerri Korn, 6-2 Kristy Korn, and 6-9 Kara Kimple into action , not to mention 5 - 1 0 Kelly La rson and 5 - 1 0 Ann ette Kuhls . . . Ka l lesta d , a j u n ior fo rward, who pushed a school - record 41 9 points through the i ron last yea r ( 1 6 8 p pg), should benefit from a ta ller supporting cast . . . The Korn tw ins followed Kluge from Idaho State .I

Mike Vindivich (22) Jed the Lutes in rushing this fall and is a prime candidate for post-season honors.

Undefeat ed O rid Sea son Prod u ces National Ra nkings, School Records Pacific Lutheran took the Col­ u m bia Footba l l Leag ue by storm in 1 985. I n fact. the Lute highlig hts film may be cal led "Gone With The Vind" at least the reels with Sca ndi navian su btitles With j u nior ru n n i ng back M i ke Vind ivich breezing past opposing defe nd ers , PLU fi ni shed the reg u ­ lar season 8-0-1 . Third - ra n ked i n t h e fi nal NAIA Division II pol l , PLU ea rned a nati o n a l playoff berth fo r the fifth time i n the l ast seven yea rs (see related story) Vindivich, a prep All -American who was shack led by knee inju ries i n two playing seasons at the U n iversity of Washington, rus hed for 744 ya rds on 1 1 6 carries, a 6.4

Volleyba l l Tea m DOu bles Last Yea r's Win Total If PLU wo men, who fin ished 1 02 1 i n vol leyba l l play, a re to h a m ­ m e r the b a l l next fa l l , they'll start with a cl u b . T h e L a d y Lutes m o re than dou bled their 1 984 win ou tput (42 1 ) u n der first-yea r coach Mar­ cene S u l l iva n . T o g a i n exp erie nce for her young squad, S u l l ivan hopes to assemble a club tea m wh ich wou ld ta ke part in winter and spring leag ues. She's al so hopefu l of fielding a j u nior national tea m . PLU , w h i c h f i n i s h ed 3 - 7 i n league play (fourth ), 2-7 i n district actio n , will ost just two se ni ors. Fresh man middle hitter Ja net H o l m , cited as the tea m ' s MVP, led PLU in three statistica l categ ories, stuff blocks, blocks, and d igs Team capta i n Sharon Schm itt, a senior, had the best n u m bers in serve receive and k i l l effi ciency

ya rd average per tote . He was also the top Lute receiver, catching 20 passes for 308 ya rds Six of his tea m -high 1 3 touchdowns were on aerials from sophomore quar­ terback Jeff Yarnel l . Connecti ng on 1 3 TO passes in the final th ree ga mes, Yarnell had 22 for the seaso n , a school record . Senior fullback Mark Helm bulled for 61 7 ya rds , w h i l e a n o the r senior, Mark Foege, led the NAIA i n k ick scoring , averaging 7 . 6 points per game Foege drilled 10 field goals in 13 attem pts and success­ fully toed 38 of 39 conversions His o n l y p o i n t - a fte r m i s c u e was blocked . Defensively, the Lutes were first n atio nally against the rush, yield ­ ing j ust 47 . 1 ya rds per game. The front fou r of Jeff Elsto n, M i ke Jay, Tim Shannon, a nd Jon Kral co m ­ b i n e d for 30 quarterback sacks, which set the opposition back 277 yards Vin d ivich started the season in high gear, rushing for 1 39 ya rds as PLU pou nded U PS 54-1 3 before 9,573 spectators i n the Tacoma Dome It was the most points ever scored by a team in the 60-ga me series history The only wart on the PLU picture su rfaced at Willamette. The Lutes frittered away a 26-2 lead an d had to settle fo r a 26-26 tie. In the collegiate inau g u ral at 3 ,200-seat Lakewood Stadium, a shoehorned crowd of 4.400 watched PLU down defending national champion lin ­ field 1 4- 6 . It was Frosty Wester­ ing's 1 00th PLU coach ing victory Foege kicked a school- record fo ur field goals, while Helm chu rn ­ ed o u t 1 3 7 yards in a 5 5 - 1 4 ru naway a t Oregon Tech . The scoring output tied a school re­ cord . PLU scored the first five

M EN ' S BASK ETBAL L - If the Lutes a re to put a lock on the NCIC crow n , they m ust a pply pressure at the key . . . " G u a rds are key fig u res in our pressure offense and p ress u re d efense, " said Bruce Haroldson , who has led PLU to conference co-ch a m pionships i n each of his two seasons as head coach . . . Dan G i bbs, a 6-3 senior, is the only p roven player in the backcou rt Gi bbs deposited 1 4. 4 ppg fo r PLU last yea r . . PLU , 1 9 - 8 in 1 984-85, wil l go with 5 - 1 1 so phomore Doug Galloway at point g u a rd . . . Todd Daugherty, 6-5, was an occasional starter last year, scoring 6 . 4 p pg . . . H a roldson will bank heavily on th ree transfers, 6-5 Jon Carr, 6-7 Scott Lewis, and 6-4 Dan Liehr.


WOM E N 'S SWI M M I N G - Jim Joh nson may not know that a lepidopte ron has lanceolat e wings, but he's a sage when it co mes to the butterfly stroke . . Johnson , who d i rected P LU I a third straig .ht conferen ce title and fourth place national to I finish i n 1 985, Will have five Ali -America ns I n tow, Incl uding butterfly sta ndout Kerri Butcher . . Butcher will be going after a fou rth straight NAIA crown i n the 1 00 fly . . Johnson , p resident of the NAIA Swim Coaches Associati o n , also has, i n his All -America collection , Kirsten Olso n , M a ry M eyer, M a u rna Ja mieson , a nd Den ise Lati mer


M E N ' S SWI M MI N G - There 's a hard-sell stewardship message i n J i m John son 's swi m outlook . . . Everyone mu st contribute i f the Lutes a re to match la st yea r's performa nce . . . PLU has 1 2 lette rmen back from a squad wh ich won a fifth stra ight conference crow n before ty ing for tenth at nationals . . . J u nior John Shoup and senior Jon Ch ristensen have lines in the school record book . . . Shoup is defending bi-d istri ct and conference cha m p in the 200 butterfly, conference king in the 1 00 . . . C h ristensen will defend his leag ue title i n the 500 free . He was seventh at nationals in the 200 breast


WRESTLIN G - J i m M eyerhoff is mat- iculously masterminding . the rejuvenation of PLU's prog ra m . . . The first-year Lute mentor, who di rected Franklin Pierce Hi gh School to n i n e . conference titles in 1 2 yea rs, takes ove r a squad which placed � 1 7th at nationals following a 2 - 7 dual log . . . Senior All -American Chris Wolfe ( 1 42), third at nationals, was 3 7 - 1 0 overall last year, the best mark i n school history . . . P h i l Anthony (1 34), a l so a sen ior, is co m ing off a 3 3 - 1 0 season . . . PLU 's l i st o f newcomers with state prep meet ex perience in cludes sophomore tra nsfer David Olmsted ( 1 34), three-time state cha m pion WOM � N'S SKI I N G - No a - Pa u l a- gies req uired fo r PLU 's nordic pe rfo r m ­ a nce In recent years, tha n ks to senior P a u l a Brown . . . Win ner of four stra ight 7 . 5 kilometer races d u ring the 1 985 reg u l a r season, she recovered from a bad fa l l to play sixth at conference and was 1 7th at NCSA nationals . . . PLU is co mi ng off a fifth place national fi n ish in combined nordic . . . Sophomore Cathrin Bretzeg, 3 8th at n ationals in solo nordic may join lone ho ldover Brown on the 3 x 5 relay u n it, which was fifth a t n ationals . . . Sophomore Kathy Ebel and fres h m a n Amie Stro m, a proven U SSA com petitor, head the alpine l ist

M E N 'S SKIING - Brazil is a ski nut and his team mates think he's all that he's cracked u p to be . . Sophomore slalom enth usi ast J i m my Brazil heads the list of Lute a l pine descenders . . . Brazil's 1 985 credits i nclude a top­ five fin ish at Snoqualmie, Wh istler, and white Pass . . . J u nior Eric Nelson will pick up points in nordic, while newco mer Alf Johan An dersen is a two ­ way pe rformer ti mes it had the ball I n a 50-0 rout of Eastern Oregon The victory m a rgin was the widest in Lute an nals. Capital izing on n i n e con ­ secutive third down conversions and forcing five Central Washing­ ton turnovers, PLU rol led to a 41 1 4 decision . Y a rnell th rew four TD passes , three in the third quarter, to lift the Parkland ers over Wh itworth 3 5 - 22. Fou r more Yarnell to uch-

down throws, three i n the arms of tight end J eff Gates, set the stage for a 43-8 crushing of Simon Fraser. Yar nell reached his zen ith i n the 52-21 d isposal of Western Wash ington, ty ing a school record with five TO aerials .


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seattle and VICinity M r . R . Gary Baughn Rev . Thomas Blevins Mr. Paul Hoglund M rs . Ruth Holmquist Rev Lee Kluth Dr. Clifford Lunde M r Wallace McKin ney M r. Frank Jennings (Vice Chairman) Mr William Ra ndall Dr, C h risty Ulleiand (Secretary)

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William Davis Mr M r Howard H u bbard M r . Galven Irby Dr . Casper Paulson




D r . J o h n Dah l berg , Idaho R ev Dennis Ha nson , Idaho Rev Ronald Martinso n , Alaska Dr Jeff Proostfieid, Maryland Dr. Wil lia m Ra mstad, California M rs , Dorothy Schnaible, Idaho


Advisory Or . Glenn Nelson, Ale D r James Unglaube, LCA Dr Rich a rd Trost. ALC/NPD D rs . Marlen Mi ller, Davis Ca rvey, Janet !?asm ussen , Facu lty Lauri e Saine , J e n nif er H u bbard, Scott unm ire, Students luther Bekemeier, Mary LOU Feni l i , Lucille Giroux, Perry 8. Hendricks (Treasu rer), Richard J ungkuntz, Har­ vey Neufeld


Wekell Gallery, recent additions from the u n iversity's permanent collection, 9 - 4 weekdays Cam pus M i nistries/Dept of Religion Foru m , "What Can C h ristians Learn From Non-C hristia n s ? " - U n iv Center, 6 : 30 p m . Lecture-demonstration, musicologist Dr. Robert Trotter, "Arts and O u r Identity , " U niv Center, 6 : 30 p m Intercultural Fair, U n iv. center, 9 a . m - 5 p m Martin Luther King birthday celebration, U niv Center, 3 p,m. Campus M i n istries/Dept of Religion For u m , " I n H is Steps Can I Really Follow Jes u s ? " U niv. Center, 6 : 30 p m Forensice Tournament Open House, Sca ndinavian I m mi g rant Col lection , Mortvedt Lib rary, 2-5 p . m Lect u re, Cousteau Institute diver David Brown , "Visions U n der the Sea ," Univ. Center, 8p m Lect u re, Larry B u rn s , " Politics of Paradise - Caribbean Relatio n s , " U n iv. Center, 8 p m Campus M i n istries/Dept of Relig ion Forum, "The Econom ics of Apartheid : Who Ca res About South Africa ? " - U n iv Center, 6 : 30 p m H i g h School Debate Tou r n a ment Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega presents, "You Know I Can't Hea r Yo u When the Water's R u n n i n g , " Memorial Gym , 8 p m

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Spokane, Jan.

Luthera n , 7 : 30 p m

Blllln9s, Jan. 1 9

Glendive, Jan.


Zion Luthera n , 7 30 p m

Big Timber, Jan.



Paul's Lutheran , 8:00 p . m ,

Beth lehem Luthera n, 7 30 p m

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Wekell lery, Women in the Arts - Pacific Northwest Artists, Posey Gault, C hristine Olsen, Agnes Mcli n, Jody Issacso n , Virg inia Pickett, Wen dy Th on , and Jana McWi l Iiams, 9 - 4 weekdays Wo men's H istory Week' 'Concert, The Righteous Mothers, U n iv. Center, 7 30 p m Concert, U n iversity Wind Ensemble, Eastvold Aud , 8 p m ' Lecture, "Outsta nding Wom e n i n Math a n d Computer Science , " Facu lty H o use, 1 2 noon * Lecture, Bella Abzug Time and place to be annou nced Facu l ty Recita l , g u itarist Hi lary Field, I n g ra m Hall, 8 p m Career Day Seminar, Rotary y outh Lead ership Awards, U niv Center U n iversity Theatre, " Romeo and J u l iet, " Eastvold Aud , 8 p m U n iversity Theatre, "Romeo and J u liet , " Eastvold Aud , 2 p.m Artists Series, The B rass Band, 0lson Aud , 8 p m Concert, U n iversity Symphony Orchestra, Eastvold A ud , 8 p m Easter Break

C h a p p a q u a C o n g regati o n a l Ch urch , 8 00 p m

Yaki ma, Feb.


New York, Jan.

Centra l Luthera n , 7 :30 p m


Tacoma, Feb.

PLU- Eastvold Auditoriu m ­ H O M ECOMING CONCERT, 8 00 p m •

NORTH DAKOTA Dickinson, Jan. 20

St John Evangelical, 7 : 30 p m Bismarck, Jan. 21

Good Shepherd Luthera n, 7 :30 p m, Jamestown, Jan.

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Minot, Jan.


Fi rst Lutheran , 7 30 p , m WIlIlston, Jan_


First Luth era n , 8:00 p m WASHINGTON Spokane, Jan.

Messiah Luthera n , 8 00 p m


Peter Lutheran, 2 :00 p , rn

PENNSYLVANIA Pottstown, Jan.


Emmanual Lutheran, 8:00 p m


Holy Trinity Lutheran , 8:00 p m


Norfolk, Jan. 29

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MINNESOTA White Bear Lake, Jan.

Fi rst Lutheran, 7 :00 p m


M inneapolis, Jan. 1 9

Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden ValleY, 3 p,m CONNECTICUT pomfret, Jan.


Clark Memorial Chapel. 7 30 p m MASSACHUSETTS North Easton, Jan.


Holy Trinity Luthera n, worcester, Jan.


NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte, Jan. 30


Mark's Lutheran, 7 :30 p m

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, Jan. 31

Ebenezer Luthera n , 7 30 p m



St Stephen Lutheran, 8:00 p m WASHI NGTON Bothell, Feb. 9

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American Lutheran, 8:00 p m


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H i g h School Debate Tou rnament Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega presents, "You Know I Can't Hea r You When the Water's Running, " Memorial Gym, 8 p m Wekell Gallery , acrylic paintings by David Selleck, 9-4 weekdays Homecoming Concert, U n iversity Chorale, Eastvold Aud , , 8 p . m Artist Series, jazz g reats Richie Cole and Freddie H ub bard, Olson Aud , 8 p . m Jazz Festival, "Rare Sil k , " Eastvold Aud , 7 P m Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega presents, "You Know I Can't H e a r You W h e n the Water's R u n n i ng , " Memoria l Gym , 8 p m Theatre, Alpha Psi Omega presents, "You Know I Can't Hea r You W h e n t h e Water's R u n ning , " Memorial Gym , 2 p m Homecoming Concert, Choir of the West, Eastvold Aud , 8 p m Scholarship Benefit Concert, Lila Moe Memorial, pianist Richard Farner, Eastvold Aud , 8 p m Concert, Regency Series IV. Was h i ngton Brass Q u i ntet. U n iv. Center, 8 p m Lecture, PLU's Disti n g u ished Write r - i n - Residence Lesley Hazleton , U niv. Center, 8 p m Concert, Vancouver G u itar Qu artet, I n g ra m Hall, 8 p m Sch nackenberg Lecture Series, " Politics in 20th Century China , " D r . Lloyd E . Eastman, U niv of I l l i nois Professor of H istory , U n iv. Center, 8 p m

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Ed itori a l Boa rd Dr William 0 Rieke . , . . . . . . President Pres. Exec. Assoc. L ucille G i roux Dir. Alumni Walter Shaw Relations Edith Edland . . , . , . . . . . . . Cl ass Notes Dr. M a rtin J Neeb . , . . , . . . Exec. Ed itor Ja mes L . Peterson . . ' , . , . . . . , ' Editor J am es Kittilsby . . , , . . . ' sports Editor Kenneth D u n m i re . . . . . . . . . . Staff P h otog ra pher . . . . Edit Asst Connie Ha rmic

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Seattle, Feb. 9

Gethsemane Lutheran, 8:00 p m

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Vol. XVI NO. 3


M a rch 1 986

Leg acy Of Ideas And Ideals .








Soft-spoken Les Elliott was a significant i nfluence fo r litera ry excellence on cam pus and i n life .

The U niversity And The Church 6,7 .




Major changes in the structure of the Luthera n church will affect chu rch colleges . Ha rvey Neufeld reflects on the h i sto r i c P L U ­ ch u rch relationship.

Fed era l Aid F ture Uncerta i 12 .







President William Rieke shares an in-depth an alysis of federa l legisltative issues that affect inde­ pendent colleges and u niversities.

Lutes Wi n NWC HOOp Title .







Dan Gi bbs joins list of all -ti m e P L U scorers and Coach B ruce Haroldson picks up h i s 2 0 0th coaching victory

Cove r The Rieke Science Center is one year old. N atural Sciences facu lty members share their personal and professional impressions of the facility From left, chemistry pro­ fessor Dr. William Giddings and student Suzan ne White . See pp 2-3. Scene ( I S S N 0886 - 3 3 6 9 ) V o l . XVI N o . 3 Pu b l i s h ed q u a rterly by Pacific Luth e ­ r a n U n iver-sity, S . 1 2 1 st a n d Park Ave.

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2 Academia

The look of a winner One Year A fter Dedication


Rieke Science Cen ter Is 'Living Up To ' Expectations

By Jim Peterson

O n e S u n d a y a f te r n o o n i n J anuary, chem istry professor Dr. Sher-i Tonn was getting ready to leave the year-old R ieke Science Center at PLU when she saw a student knocking on the locked front door. The student was ac­ com panied by several fri ends. Dr. Tonn opened the door. " I hoped I could show my friends a round the building," the student said . "So I gave them an i m p romptu tou r, " To n n recalled. "That would never have ha ppened In Ramstad (the former science building) "Students are proud of our new building," she ad ded One yea r after the dedication of P LU's new $7 5 million science facility, such indirect testi monials to the success of the building a re daily occurrences One rarely hears spontaneous raves, but there is a qu iet p ri d e a n d a p p rec i a ti o n a m ong facu lty a n d students. Any of them will ha ppily lead a visitor on a tou r, or extol the virtues of the building as they affect their own field of study or research. Even as the building is ap­ preciated, it i s also a ntici pated " V isitors and prospective stu ­ dents, I think, expect a g ood facility at PLU , " observed Dr. Je rry Leru m , biology department chair. "After a l l , this u n iversity is sup­ posed to be a first-rate place "

There is a sense of excitement among the faculty as they de­ scribe what they a re doing and hope to do. Dr. Brian Lowes in E a rth SCiences, for exa m p l e , gu ides one through the th ree large ea rth sciences classroom ­ labs where orderly displays of hundreds of rocks, fossils and m i neral sa m ples line the walls a nd add itional thousands of sam ples are stored in cu pboard trays How much more effective teaching can be in such an environ ment, he believes. Dr. Fred To biason in che mistry echoes Lowes. "We can accomp­ lish everythi ng q u icker, easier and more efficiently, having th ings accessible in a n organized way That, plus the pleasantness of the s u rround ings, seems to inspire and motivate us. " Virt u a l ly a l l of the building fea­ tures rate k udos, an d several pro­ fessors ra te the faci lities better tha n those they had in g raduate school at large state or other prestige un iversities. "Labs at most schools a re crowded , " Ton n observed . "Right now o u rs is not crowded . When I looked at my oid g raduate re­ search space ( i n the M idwest), this seemed so much better . " Sim ple space contributes to or­ ganization, orderliness and effi ­ ciency Materials an d eq u i p ment can be left in place between research sessi ons. That is true of the faculty resea rch su ites as well as student lab areas, particularly

the acclai med physics-chem i stry open lab on the second fl oor. B i o l ogy p rofessor Dr. JoAnn Jensen extolled Leraas Lectu re Hall, where accou stics a llow tea ch­ i ng of large g roups without mic­ rophones and other visual and teach ing aids a re state-of-the-art . Natu ral Sciences division dean Dr. John Herzog was one of several who mentioned the po pu­ larity of the Anderson Resou rce Center. "It is jam med during the day , " he poi nted out Several departments have re­ ceived donations of equipment s i mply because of the facility. C o mpan ies want their eq u i pment visible in such an environment, where it can be seen and used e ff i c i e n tly a n d effective ly. It's good business. One visitor said she had never seen finer equipment at a school the size of PLU . All faculty offices a re loca ted in a large two-story wing on the west side of the building Advantages a re s u b jective, but im porta nt There is m uch that i s interrelated a m ong the physica l sciences, rela ­ tionships that were difficult to explore, or exploit, when offices were scattered across campus. " I have been a ble to recom­ mend courses i n other disciplines to my stu dents beca use now I know what is in those cou rses, " said Lowes, noting ju st one o f the benefits of proximity Lerum poi nted out that more students have expressed i n terest

Physics lab

Faculty office wing

,i n underg raduate rese arch be­ cause research space is so much bette r. A student recently tra ns­ ferred to PLU from a major state u n iversity because he "cou ldn't get anythi ng done" there. They d idn't have the faci lities "And more sen iors a re i nterest­ ed i n a p p l y i n g to g ra d u ate schoo! ' ' ' Leru m added . Representatives from school s as far away as Arkansas have visited to study the building as they plan for new science faci lities of thei r own Other faculty comments "It has i nflue nced our self - i m ­ a g e a n d feel i ng of profes sion­ a l ity " "Faculty have bigger dreams " "There is better morale . " " It is what we hoped it wou ld be. It is doing what we hoped it would do " "We have the look of a winner. "

Tang Contributor To In ternational Scientific Work PLU physics professor Dr. K. T . Tang i s a contributing a uthor in a new international scientific publi­ cation, ' Theory of C h emica l Reac­ tion Dynam ics " Tang is a uthor of a cha pter in vol ume two of the four-volume set The cha pter is entitled, "Ap­ p roxim ate Treatments of Reactive Scattering: The T Matrix Method . " The set was publ ished in De­ cem ber by CRC Press of Florida. Tang recently returned from Gotti ng en, Germa ny, where he spent J a n u a ry doing research at Max Pla nck Institute He was ac­ com panied by his research assis­ ta nt, pa rt-ti me P LU physics lectu r­ er Mark Bowers. Bowers, a doctoral ca ndidate i n physics a t the U nivers ity o f Cal ifor­ nia-Riverside, is at PLU under a u ­ spices o f a g ra n t from Resea rch Corporation.

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Grants Support Student Research In BiologV N i n e P L U students are pa r­ ticipati ng in molecular b iology re­ search as the res u lt of special sti pends Research conducted by Joe U p ­ ton an d Laurel Olexer o f Rich l a n d , Was h . , a n d Richard Y i p o f Tacoma is fu nded by a $9, 1 00 g ra nt from he Northwest Col lege and U n iver­ s i ty Assoc i a t i o n f o r S c i e n c e ( N O RCUSl. The g rant is under the d i rection of biology professor Arthur Gee, who has also received two s u m ­ m e r NORCUS Faculty Fel lowships to participate in cancer research at Battell Northwest Laboratories other biology research students are su pervised by professors M i ke Crayton, Angelia Alexa nder and Tom Ca rlso n . They are E m i ly Clark of Portl a nd, Ore . ; Kathy Astrahant­ seff of Ocean Shores, Wash . ; J o h n Li ndbo o f Brush Prairie, Wash . ; Pam Fal ler of H i llsboro, O re . ; Erika Mortenson of Spoka ne an d Lisa Berntsen of Fox Island, Was h . Their research is supported by Regency Awards to Alexander and Carlso n , as well as the biology d ep a rtmen t's endowed under­ graduate research funds

BiologV Studen ts Receive Summer Research Stipends Five biology students have re­ ceived sum mer student fellow­ sh ips from the Northwest College and University Association for Sci ­ ence ( N O RCUSl. They are Susan Searl of Havre, Mont . , John Batker of Tacoma; John U pto n of Rich ­ la n d , Was h . ; J o h n Lindbo of Brush Pra i rie, Was h . ; and E rika Morten­ son of Spoka ne. The g roup will be working at the Ha nford research facility in Rich ­ la n d , Was h . , on projects related to their research experience at PLU .

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Earth Sciences

Recen t Division Of Natural Sciences Activities • The first master of science deg rees in computer science were conferr ed in Decem ber. Reci­ pients were Robert McKenzie of Bellevue, Susan Reynolds of Allyn a n d Yeudong Wa n g . Wang was one of PLU 's first two exchange students from the People'S Re­ pu blic of C h i n a . Or igin ally from Zhongshan U niversity in Guag­ zhou , he is cu rrently i n Seattle. • The su m mer research prog­ ram in chem istry, u n der the direc­ tion of Dr. Fred To biaso n , has doub led in size. Three to five stu dents have partici pated d u ri ng most recent summers . Last s u m ­ mer there were eig ht; a n equal nu mber is expected this yea r. The 1 986 progra m is fu nded by a $20, 800 g rant from the Ben B. Cheney Fou ndation a nd the de­ partment's endowed Robert C . Olsen Fund.

• c h a n g - Li Y i u , mathematics; Rick Spill m a n , computer science; and Tom Carlson , biology, a re the reci p i e n t s o f 1 9 8 6 R e g e n cy Awards . • Credit hours taught in Earth Sciences have dou bled in th ree years This yea r nearly 1 , 200 credit hours will be prod uced From a disci pline near extinction on ca m ­ pus just a few years ago, i t pro­ duces average section size and faculty-student ratio fig u res ex­ ceeded only by math a nd com p u ­ ter science i n the natura l sciences. • Pa m Faller, a senior biology m ajor from H illsboro, Ore . , is co n ­ sidering acceptances from both a h ig h ly selective com bined M . D. ­ P h D . prog ra m at the U niversity of Texas and a P h D . program at Harvard Medical Schoo l . • Spokane senior Erika Morte n ­ son h a s been accepted into a P h D .

p ro g ra m a t t h e U niversity of Texa s-Houston. • Two natural sciences stu ­ dents, Joe To biason of Tacoma and David Ericksen of Bellingham, WA, recorded 800 scores on the g radu ate record exa m this past yea r. The exam is taken by stu ­ d e n t s a p p l y i n g to g ra d u a te schoo l . Such a score places a p plic­ ants in the top tenth of one percent of students taking the exa m nationwide. • Dennis N ichols, a chemistry major from Spoka ne, is a Fulbright fina l ist. He could be PLU's 1 3th Fulbright Scholar, but the first from the natura l sciences. • Two natu ral sciences students ( David Ericksen of Bel l i n g h a m , Was h . , and Joe Tobiason of Taco­ ma) have a p pl ied for Rhodes Sc ho­ larsh ips.

PaCifiC Lutneran University scene March 1986


A cademia

A Tribute

A legacy of Ideas an d Ideals By paul Benton



les Elliott spent the last 30 years of his life on college cam p uses across the Northwest. He was a book man, a publisher's rep resenta­ tive for the prestigious firm of Harper & Row. There used to be a lot more college book "reps" l i ke him, but Les was special, both the qui ntessential " rep" and much, much more. "

He was a kind of traveling information burea u , l i ke the old -time peddlers who carried the news from settlement to settle­ ment. Spend an hour with Les and you could come away with an accurate summary of the character - and characters - of any English or biology or h istory department between Bozeman and Honolulu, now o r 2 0 years ago. In part it was Les' way of "selling" - knowing us well enough to match us with the right book if one came along . More deeply it was his way of partici pating in, and strengthen­ ing, the world of academe, especially that part of it still committed to the high arts of read ing and writing It was 1 973 when Les confessed he was wea ry of advising unprepa red students he didn't know about how to get sta rted in publish ing . Why not, he asked, offer a cou rse on books - their history and the com plex process of producing a nd marketing them ­ and follow it u p with on-site experience? He'd be willing to teach the course, d rawing on his wide ra nge of acq uai ntances for g uest lectures, and he'd even find the intern spots It sounded good to me, and I was pl eased to hea r that our department chai r, Lucille Johnson, thought so too And so the "World of the Book" cou rse beg an, followed q u ickly by a progra m i n "Pu b l ishing Careers . " Both were im med iate­ ly popular and successful, and both are stil l going strong Not that Les was a cha rismatic lecturer; to tell the truth he turned out to be rather dry in front of a class. But that mattered little, given the wealth of experi­ ence and contacts he made ava i lable to his stu dents. Bob Moluf '76, Kathy Reigstad '76, J udy Carlson '77 - on and on grew the list of PLU 's best liberal a rts g raduates who found their way i nto publishing with Les as their coach, guide, and agent. Some students, of cou rse, were merely thi n king "jobs . " But for Les it always meant

more than that. From the beginning he was eager to help students see that books a re the fou ndation of our culture, the essentia l medi um for our legacy of ideas and ideals. That's my heavy-ha nded , academic way of putting it. Les would have laug hed and said he merely thought books were im portant to read and preserve and often enjoya ble to hold and admire; they were not merely another commercial product, not rea lly. So students who expected to lea rn only about copyright laws and marketing strategies fou nd themselves d iscussing censorship and typog ra phy and the courage required to publ ish serious literature in the face of mass demand for pulp In 1 978 h is interest in the historical and aesthetic dimension of books gave Les another idea . Why not, he asked, seek out some of the letterpress pri nti ng equi pment that small newspapers were discard ing as they moved to modern offset technology? By literally making books by hand - desig n­ ing, setti ng type, printi ng, binding - stu­ dents would come to appreciate the a rt of books, the su btle l i n k between a thoug htful text and an enduringly beautifu l page. Soon Les had Dan Van Tassel, Rich Jones, C liff Rowe, and other colleagues shoving tons of presses and typecases and compos­ ing tables onto Rick's ever more battered pickup I can remember thi n k i ng this more than a little foo lhardy, since we had no place to put the m . But :t was hard to resist the patient, persistent, even stubborn vision of Les Elliott. Before I knew it I found myself standing next to eager students i n a letterpress class, learning the mysteries of i n k , type, and paper from poet- pri nter Kim Stafford (son of William Stafford, a major poet whose ca reer Les had helped lau nch a few decades earlier) and from Tree Swenson, masterprinter from Port Townsend's extraordinary Copper Ca­ nyon Press . ( It was a mazing how knowing Les led to meeti ng so many other interesting people ) Sudden ly, or so it seemed, we had a " Publishing and Printing Arts" prog ram and could legiti mately cla im regiona l, perhaps even nationa l , distinction for it. Les was anyth ing but naive, of cou rse, and he knew that the prog ra m wouldn't last

without a sturdy foundation. In part that meant money. Les ca me to me privately (during my turn as chain with a confidential endowment for the press, enough to soften our dependence on the vag a ries of the annual u niversity budget. Les was not rich , just g enerous; in effect he returned the small salaries we'd paid him over the years, as if saying "I did it for the love of it. " But it was still more i m portant, he knew, for someone you nger to slip into the harness he'd worn so wel l . With characteristic selflessness Les g ra ­ ciously began to prepare for the time when he wouldn't be around to keep things rol l i n g . N o n e of us real ized that that t i m e would come so soon. But we' re g rateful now that we had the g ood sense to celebrate Les and his ma nifold contributions to PLU and the world of books by dedicating the new letterpress facility in 1 982 as "The Elliott Press . " The recollection of his pleasu re and pride that day is consoling Even this long sto ry is far from com plete I haven't mentioned the ca reers of g raduates now working in publish ing in N ew York, San F rancisco, M i n n e a p o l i s , g ra d ua tes with whom Les loya l ly kept in touc h . I haven't noted his work as a member of PLU's Col leg i u m . O r his love of old books and his efforts to improve our li brary collections. O r his generosity in giving the use of the Elliotts' idyl lic ca bin on the Sou nd for our visiting D istinguished Writers. Or his resou rcefu lness in proposing and teaching new Interi m cou rses - in Hawa i i , i n tracking Northwest pioneers, on the small publishers of our reg ion But to leave the story with a few loose ends is itself a kind of tri bute to Les, the book rep whose stories always left a bit to be i nferred, a thread to be picked up the next time arou n d . his basement among rough shelves full of books, prepa ring for opening day of sti ll a nother I nteri m class We miss h i m , but his presence endures. Through his legacy stu ­ dents will conti nue to discover the world of books h e loved so m uch. And every time I open a book and pause to be thankful for it, I ' ll feel Les smiling English Professor Or. Paul Benton has been a member of the PLU faculty for 17 years He holds a doctor's degree from Pnnceton university

PacifiC Lutheran University scene March 1986

5 Development

TwO Charita ble Gift Annuity Ag reements Va lued At

Cary and Sylvia Baughn

Ella and Cliff Olson

Cou ples' Generosity Reflects Thei r Com m itment TO P LU Gary Baug h n had not been born when Cl iff Olson was making a name for Pacific Lutheran athletics a half century ago But they and their wives share something in com mon , Both couples recently donated major, but relatively uncommon g ifts to PLU, with l ittle out-of­ pocket expense and su bsta ntial tax advantages Olson, 81 , and his wife, Ella, have moved i nto a comfortable two­ bedroom apartment in U n iversity House near ca mpus, They donated their former home on 1 1 9th St S , in retu rn for a g ift annuity agree­ ment Baug hn, 48, and his wife, Sylvia, have ta ken out a significa ntly large life insurance policy naming PLU as beneficia ry, Both g ifts generously under­ scored the couples' commitment to PLU, but reflected the very different personal needs of per­ sons at different stages of l ife. For the Olsons, the un iversity has been a pa rt of their lives for 57 yea rs , Cliff joi ned the ca mpus staff as coach and athletic d i rector in 1 929, only two years after his g raduation from Luther College in Decorah , l a . "The college means a lot to me, it always has," he sa id. "We've a lways l ived nea rby, and when the chance came to get an apartment close to campus, we didn 't need our house any longer , " Olson was PLU 's all-time win­ ni ngest footba l l coach for more than th ree decades, u ntil h is 64victory record was passed by Fros­ ty Westering during the 1 980 nati onal championshi p year Cliff's 1 939-41 teams gave Pacific Luthe­ ran national visibility He stil l holds the winni ngest basketball coach­ i ng percentage, 746, a record c omp iled in the late '40s . The U n iversity recogni zed h i m i n 1 969 b y n a m i ng its new S2 1

m i l lion aUditori u m -gym nasium i n his honor, The Olsons' son J a m es a n d d a u g hte r M a ry attended PLU; Mary ( M rs Eugene Cook) earned a deg ree i n nursing in 1 954, Her daug hter Diane g raduated last year; her son Ron is a senior, and son Brian attended last year. Baug hn, a Nordstrom Inc. vice­ president who resides in Seattle, has been a member of the PLU Board of Regents for seven yea rs . He is a generous supporter of PLU, but his personal commitment to the un iversity goes beyond even his strong present support H e expects P L U to b e sig nifica ntly remembered in his will, but at his age feels it is too ea rly to specify a bequest i n that way. ' ' I ' m at an age where my estate has not fu lly been developed yet," he said. "And the fam i ly has needs, An i nsurance policy is a relatively inexpensive way to assure the un iversity gets what I i nte n d , should someth ing happen to m e prematurely, I think an insurance policy would be a good idea for a lot of people in my age category when they want to make a com­ mitment beyond their present resou rces "

Pacific Lutheran U n iversity is the recipient oftwo recent gifts of real property in exchange for lifetime income arra nge ments , T h e s e g i fts , tota l i n g over $400,000 in value, came from two sou rces : Bob and M i nnie Tweedt of Pasco, WA, and Carol Tweedt of H u nti ngton, W Va , and Ken and Stella Jacobs of Parkland , In both cases, a cha rita ble g ift a n n u ity agreement was used to provide the Tweedts and Jacobs with lifetime i ncome, as well as sig nific­ ant tax advantages The Tweedts gifted their farm in the Tri -Cities area to the u niversity Bob and Mi nnie Tweedt are long­ time mem bers of First Lutheran Church in Kennewick, and they were interested in helping PLU as an arm of the Church "We felt that this was a way that we could have some i ncome for reti rement,


and also know that PLU will even­ tually receive a nice gift" they explained , The Jacobs have a long relation­ ship with PLU , Ken was plant manager for many yea rs , while Stella formerly owned Clnd oper­ ated Stella's Flowers on Pacific Avenue, They have had a daug h ­ ter, a son - i n - law, and a grandson attend PLU , In th eir case, the U n iversity was g iven a du plex in Parkland wh ich had been rental pro perty for the Jacobs for many yea rs . Luther Bekemeier, Vice- Presi­ dent for Development, ind icated that "gift annuity ag reements are becom ing an increasingly popu lar way to receive a g u a ra nteed lifetime income, as well as know­ ing that such a provision will ulti mately assu re a meani ngful g ift to the U n iversity "

Dra matiC I ncrease I n Donors Tied To Reputation, M atu ration Of U niversity Dramatic i ncreases in the numb­ er of donors to Pacific Lutheran U n iversity duri ng the past three years underscore the g rowing re­ putation and matu rity of Pacific Lutheran U n iversity, according to Luther Bekemeier, vice-president for development

Alumni donors have increased nine percent during the past yea r and 66 percent i n three yea rs. Foundation g iving has gone up 28 percent and 52 percent, while church participation has m a i n ­ tained a steady high level.

During the calendar year that ended in December, the num ber of PLU donors had increased 20 percent over the previous yea r to 8, 345. The figure is 80 percent hig her than 1 982 and 1 47 percent above 1 980 .

"These increases a re particu larly g ratifyi ng for two reasons," Be­ kemeier said . "In the fi rst p lace, it is more difficult to show high percentage increases as numbers g row Secondly, increases have conti nued steadily even though the 'Sharing in Strenth' capital c a m paign officially ended May 31 , "

Increases have been un iformly high among all giving g roups, Bekemeier ind icated , Friends of the un iversity (non­ alumni donors) have increased 29 percent i n the past year and 84 percent in th ree years to 4,754. Businesses su pporti ng the un­ iversity have increased 24 percent in 1 985 and 84 percent in three years .

Developmenta l em phasis this yea r at PLU is on the annual fund, B e k e m e i e r i n d icated , Q C l u b ( members contribute $240 a year or more) totals for 1 985 were a record $635,000, a 1 5 percent i ncrease

PLU Boa rd Of Regents Approves Tuition , Room And Boa rd For '85- '86 A new tuition-room-board pac­ kage for 1 986-87 was approved by the PLU Board of Regents at its Jan, 27 meeting The package calls for umbrella tuition of $7 , 1 55 and room - board of $3, 2 1 0. Consistent with its h istoric posi­ tion, the un iversity will i ncrease institutional financial aid at a rate g reater than the tuition I ncrease, PLU President William Rieke re­ ported , Relative to tuition costs, P L U

continues to ra nk near the middle among the 14 Northwest and other Luth era n c o l l eges w i t h which t h e un iversity compa res itself, he sai d , T h e board also welcomed th ree new appointed members to fi l l vacancies. R , Wilham Davis, a Port­ l a n d attorney, rep l a c e d R e v Duane Tollefson of Beaverton, Ore. Rev, Denn is Hanson of Sand Point, Id , replaced Rev Bob New­ comb of H ayd en Lake, Id

Dr, Vernon Sture, an orthodon­ tist from Anchorage, succeeded H oward H ubbard of Portland. The Seattle arch itectu ra l firm of U RS Wright Forssen was selected to prepare d rawings for a planned third floor on Mortvedt Library The firm is the successor of B i n ­ don & Wright, designers of the 20year-old present library structure. The board also approved the new PLU five-year plan a s a work­ ing document to g uide the univer­ sity Into its centenn ial yea r

pacific Lutheran University scene March 1986


The university and the church


I ntrod uction This is the third in a series o f Scene articles exploring concepts of the PLU motto, "Quality Education in a Chris­ tian Context " Harvev Neufeld is executive director of church relations. He has served at PLU for 1 9 years

By Harvey J. Neufeld


rovost Richard Jungkuntz has stated.· "Our church colleges exist today as a gift handed down from our fathers in other times and circumst­ ances. If we maintain them now and seek to preserve them for the future it must be for these reasons. First because as independent in ­ stitutions we can serve socie ty with an independent form of education that few, if any, institutions in the public sector either understand or are com ­ mitted to (or would be allowed to pursue if they did understand it!. And second, because we can, with our understanding of education, be sources of strength and renewal for the church itself. and for the proper tasks of education . "

I beg i n w ith a story The jou rney of Joanne Brandt took five years and stretched half way a round the world. Her task - to serve as an instructor of clinic a l nursing at Cu rra n Lutheran Hospital i n Zor Zor, Liberia, West Africa . Five hours by d usty tra i l from the nea rest town brought her to a m ission station "in the bush . " U n d e r p ri m itive circu mstances, living in a s m a l l cement block roo m , she beg an her career after fo u r years of instruction at PLU . Now she had her own teaching post an d cli nica l n u rsing cl ass at a 1 50-bed hospital One doctor, two oth er nurses , and hundreds of patients beca me a com m u n ity of hope fo r that bush reg ion . Did she have the knowledge, the skill with which to deal with this h u ma n cond itio n? She an swers in her i nterview, "Well, with nine d i a l e c ts a n d w it h o u t p ro p e r eq u ipment or electricity o r water and assorted bugs a n d lizards, it was difficult. but we ma naged . In fact. I felt that God was blessing me by all of this She contin ued , "My skills from PLU had q u ite a testi ng. I studied so h a rd at col lege I think if it hadn't been for my family's encourage­ ment I probably would h ave q u it At the hospital I realized the full pu rpose of my stu d ies " Joanne had persisted in her academic st udies For her the business of studying, of learning, of becoming a knowledgeable person was a sense of cal l . It was a

matter of loving God with a l l her mind She g raduated with honors in 1 976. I began with this story beca use it has with in it these th ree concepts - the c h u rch, the university, and the interdepen dence of both . The story could not have been told without a l l th ree. As in Joan ne's case, the de­ velopment of knowledgeable per­ sons remains a prime objective of P LU . These kinds of students a re the u n iversity's g reat g ift to the church . This sense of m ission is key to our relationship to the cong regations of the church . The ch u rch and the college belong together In a major a d ­ d ress to t h e representatives of all the col leges of the A LC , the late Dr. Kent S Knudson, in April of 1 972, spoke of the mi ssion of the c h u rch and the task of the college H e said, "Awa ken ing a l l the c h u rch to new l ife, to new m ission, to a g reat effo rt to which we can all bend o u r energy i s surely a chal lenge of the g randest dimen­ si o n . This g randness of the task and m ission of the church awa its us now, a n d it is as much a real ity for us here in this p lace as it is fo r those in Hong Kong, N igeri a , I ndia, or New York . " H e continued, " I believe that the church college is a Christian co m ­ munity with a mission; it is the ch u rch at a particular place doing a particular kind of m ission. It is the church living on the frontier of culture. The ch u rch coll eg e and the ch u rch belong together They need each other . " ( Gospel, Church, and Mission, p 45, Augsburg , 1 9 76 )

Ministry Together

This concept of "min istry to ­ gether" has been part of the history of PLU . It a l l bega n nine decades ago Two thousand eager p a rt i c i pa nts g a t h e red to sing hymns i n Norweg ian, German, and Eng lish The date, Oct 1 4, 1 894. The event, the dedication of Pacif­ ic Lutheran ( U n iversity) All hoped that a g reat institution of lea rning would rise to becom e the ra l lying point fo r Lutherans i n the west. Every brick and stone, every wi ndow and fra me had been put into place without any assurance that there would be others to fo l low But others d id follow. Together, the u n iversity and the church g rew and develop ed . The c h u rch asked for teachers; PLU tra ined the m . The c h u rch asked for preachers; P LU sent them. Th e church asked for lead­ ers; PLU responded with men and women prepa red for leadership in business a n d industry, i n medicine

and social services, i n mu sic and the a rts . PLU has become a serva nt of the church and at the sa me time a pace setter for the church, willing to challenge th e frontiers of knowledge, to wrestle with deep matters of faith and reaso n . For its freedom, PLU is dependent upon the ch urch For the church m ust a l low the un iversity freedom to discover, to ventu re in to the u n ­ known. I t mu st a llow its teachers and sc holars a free hand in re­ search and discussion . There must not be a stifl in g of academic enterprise. For all sea rchi ng will lead to new truths, and New truths will enha nce our understa nding of the world in which we l ive. The un ive rsity on the other hand, in this mutual relatio nship, mu st respect the ch u rch's expec­ tati ons. It prom ises to del iver on those expectations. A few years ago PLU developed its mission statement It spells out what the u niversity intends to do - to deliver to the c h u rch. "Long committed to providing an educa­ tion distinguished for quality in the con text of a heritage that is Lutheran and an en vironment that is ecumenically Christian, PLU con ­ tinues to embrace its primary mission : the developm e n t of kno wledgeable persons equipped with an understanding of the human condition, a critical aware ­ ness of humane and spiritual values, and a capacity for clear and effective self-expression " (From Mission Sta temen tl

Practica l Dimension

The pra ctical dimension of the church ' s p resence is ev i d e n t everywhere o n the campus This i s especia l ly s o i n the work o f ca m ­ pus M i nistry. It is co m m itted to develop a m i n istry within the PLU com m u n ity which is: - rooted in the procla mation of the Gospel of Jesus Ch rist; - co m mitted to the theological heritag e of the Lutheran Refor­ matio n ; - expressive of the liturg ica l tra d ­ ition o f the C h u rch; - attentive to the development of church leadership for the futu re;

- res ponsive to the d iversity of C h ristian experience and ex­ press ion with i n the unity of the Body of Ch rist; and - dedicated to confidential and s e n s itive pa sto ra l care and counseli n g . How man y ways t h i s i s done can hardly be defined. Formally, co n ­ g regational worshi p services and chape l ti mes p rovide a focus for worship and sacra ments . Infor­ ma lly, the desire for Chri sti an study and service is expressed in personal devotional stud ies, or prog ra ms dealing with h unger, justice, a n d many other social issues . Nami bia, Ethiopia, EI Sal­ vador a re freq uent topics for discovery and d iscussion. P LU has so much to g ive . It sha res freely with its constituency I m agine In the last 20 years over 500 concerts in the churches, 1 2 5 theological i n stitutes, 20 wor­ ship and choir conferences, 1 00 C h ristmas concerts ' Added to that a re h u nd reds of pu lpit a ppea r­ ances, Bible studies, and contin u ­ i n g ed ucation classes fo r lay and clergy, all of these provided by faithful facu lty and staff. PLU has served the church wel l . But it is a mutual dependence From the ch urch comes 40 per­ cent of our student body From the church come tho usands of dollars in ann ual support and capital fu nding From the ch urch comes the affirmation of our m ission . N o w h e re is this partnership more evident than i n the tradi­ tional PLU Su nday, observed in over 40 con g regati ons, when ser­ vice is emphasized and prayers fo r PLU are offered . This year we celebrate 94 years of such service . In less tha n two years our corpo­ rate fa m i ly will include cong reg a ­ tions from s i x synods a n d five s t a t e s - 6 1 7 c o n g reg a t i o n s strong . B u t o u r mutua lity of d e ­ pendence will again b e the ha l l ­ mark of o u r jou rney together We affirm the words of Martin Luther: "When the schools flouris h , then things go wel l, and the ch urch is secure. Let us have more lea rned men and teachers . "

PaCIfic Lutheran University Scene March 1986

7 Campus

Pro m i n e nt Bi l l i n g s Citizens Receive President' s Medal

Arthur Peterson

Three promi nent Billings, Mont , civic a nd professional leaders were honored by Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity Feb . 2 0 They were Sen ia Hart, active in restoration of his­ toric B i l l i n g s landmarks; State Senator Thomas Hager, and KOA President Arthur Peterson . PLU President D r . William 0 Rieke presented PLU President's Medals to the trio at a special banq uet ceremony at the North­ ern Hotel i n Billings. The award is presented to per­ sons who " have demonstrated strength in vocation, excellence in professional or tech nical services, a n d w h o exe m p l ify C h r i st i a n values," according t o Rieke. Senia Hart, member of a pioneer Billi ngs fa m i ly, has been promi­ nent fo r many years in the preser­ vation and restoration of Billings historical buildings. They include Yellowstone Art Center, Western Heritage Center, Level 3 & 4, The Castle and others . She has been a leader in La ndmarks and the Fox Committee for the Performing Arts. She has also been active in her church as teacher, leader and

Senia Hart

choir di rector, and has led Girl and BoV Scout troops . Hager has served i n the Monta ­ na State Senate for 1 0 years after

Ad m issions Office Offers New PLU Video On Loa n "Lutes - Something Special" is a 1 5- m i nute videotape which tells the story of Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity from the poi nts of view of students, a l u m n i , faculty memb­ ers and administrators. Available from the P LU Office of Admissions, it may be borrowed by alumni. parents, prospective students or churches for either individ ual or g roup use. The P LU Television production g ives g l i m pses of ca mpus life today in a colorful, upbeat format It is narrated by sportscaster Don Poier, a 1 974 PLU alumnus. Severa l copies a re availa ble. To request a copy for temporary use, write to the PLU Office of Admis­ sions or call Dean of Ad missions J i m Va n Beek, (206) 535-71 5 1 .

Thomas Hager

four years i n the House of Repre­ sentatives. In the Senate he chai red the Public Health commit­ tee in 1 981 and 1 983 and cu rrently serves on several com mittees. He is also former president of Atone­ ment Lutheran Church and is a member of Masonic bodies, the Montana Eye Bank, Montana Diab­ etes Association and H e i g hts Kiwanis. The owner of Hager Eggs and other agribusiness enterprises, he is pres ident of the Montana Egg Council and was one of the foun ­ ders and charter members of Northwest Egg Producers. Peterson has served i n severa l m a n ag e m e n t p o s i t i o n s w i t h Ka mpg rounds Of America ( KOA) si nce 1 969, and as its president and ch ief executive officer for the past six years. He was an executive with S. H . Kress from 1 952-69. He founded the Lutheran Cent­ er of Billings for fa milies of ex ­ tended stay hospital patients He serves on the board of d i rectors of M i d - Pacific Airlines, 1 st Bank of Billings, Sir Speedy Inc. and For­ ward Billings. He heads the board of Yellowstone City Art Museum and is a trustee of Rocky Mountain College.

President Rieke Elected TO Boa rd Of NAICU PLU P resident Dr. William O. Rieke has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of I ndependent Col­ leges and Un iversities. New members of the NAICU board were installed at the organi­ zati o n ' s a n n u a l m e et i n g i n Washington, D . C , Feb . 5 - 7 . NAICU was esta blished in 1 976 as ' a u nified national voice for inde­ pendent h i g he r educati o n . I t keeps the public a n d government informed about the concerns of independent. non- profit colleges a n d u n ivers i t i es i n m eeti n g America's educational needs. Dr. Rieke cu rrently chairs the Washi ngton Friends for Higher Education, a companion state or­ gan ization, and is past president of the Lutheran Educational Con­ ference of North America, a com ­ panion Lutheran college organiza ­ t,ion . H e i s also past president of I n depend e n t C o l l e g e s of Washi ngton

U pcoming studies. Reports Affect PLU Governa nce. C h u rch Relationship F ut u re relati o n s h i ps among congregations, the new merg i ng L u t h e ra n c h u rc h ( Ev a n g e l i c a l Luthera n C h u rch of America) and Lutheran colleges is the focus of two studies which will affect the future governance of PLU . The fi rst study will ta ke place at PLU M arch 1 4- 1 5 d u ring a forum sponsored by the Division of Col­ leges and Un iversity Services of the American Lutheran C h u rch and its counterpart, Department of Higher Education, Luth era n C h u rch in America . The forum is one of nine being held nation­ wide. Discussions will deal with synod o w n e rs h i p , b o a rd n o m i nation processes, cha nges in constitu -

tiona I documents , funding, length of regents terms, and qualifica­ tions for regents Recommenda­ tions coming from the discussions will be presented to the transition committee of the new Lutheran church, which will report to the national convention in Aug ust The recom mendations will finally be voted upon by synod and national constituting conventions " It is hoped that these recom­ mendations will improve an al­ ready excellent relationship bet­ ween the un iversity a nd one of its main constituent members, the cong regations of the Northwest. " sa id PLU President Dr. William Rieke.

Northwest congregatio ns will un ite as Reg ion I of the ELCA. A second report, from a com­ mittee of the PLU Board of Re­ gents, will be given to the annual PLU Corporation meeting April 26 in Portla n d . Prelimina ry d o c u ­ ments have a l ready been pre­ pa red and tentatively approved by the Regents . Some cha nges in governance a re li kely following consideration of the two reports, according to R ieke. The Regents committee report assumes that PLU will rema i n a un iversity of the churc h . It pro­ poses a board of approximately present size (33), but with strea m-

l i n ed n o mination and election procedu res. A recommended major change concerns the annual meeting of the PLU Corporation, which will be held on ca mpus. Delegates from all six synods of the Northwest Region will attend Alu m n i and congregations will continue to be represented, as now, but a larger representation from the com­ mun ity at large is also encouraged , the president ind icated. Much of the present constitu­ tion will remain intact, he sa id . If all plans are accomplished as proposed, the first meeting of the new PLU Corporation will be held in September 1 987 .

pactflc Lutheran university scene March 1986

8 Campus

Taiwa n Edu cators Underscore PLU Specia l Ed ucation Leadership Role B y Jim Peterson

Pacific Lutheran Un iversity is among the nation's leaders in the field of special education - teach­ ing teachers to work with hand­ icapped children and adults . That leadership role was appa­ rent most recently in January, when six officials from Taiwan visited the campus. They were on a nationwide tou r to learn m ore about special education p rog rams i n the United States. The g roup leader was Dr. Bao­ shan Lin, director of the Special Ed ucation Center of the National Kaohsiung Tea c h e r C o l l e g e i n Taiwa n . With h i m were two high­ ra nking government officials and th ree special education special ists. Lin explai ned that he had looked at about 50 U . S. un iversity special education prog rams i n the past six years prior to selection of the "final five" as visitation sites. The group planned to visit PLU , U C LA, U niversity of Chicago, U niversity of Wash ington and University of Texas-Austi n . Although PLU was by fa r the smallest of the un iversities select­ ed for visitation, it was by no means un known to the visitors . The g roup was fa m i l ia r with PLU's high ra nking withi n un iversities and colleges from a recent US News and World Report article, and had contact with PLU special education professors th rough a n a t i o n w i d e tea c h e r t ra i n i n g network. Du ring their visit they lea rned that PLU's underg raduate prog ­ ra m in special ed incl udes a major (32 semester hours) that exceeds state certification sta ndards; a minor that meets current state sta ndards and is usefu l to stu ­ dents with a variety of majors; a School of Education req u i rement that all students in educati on take an introductory special education cou rse (which also g ives them an e m p loyment and qualifications edge), and a master's deg ree

center Director Charles York briefs Taiwan

prog ram in special education with several u nique emphasis areas. Two of those emphasis a reas were of particular i nterest to the v i s i t o r s : the new Ea rly C h i l­ dhood/Special Education Prog ­ ra m and Project ConSEPT, a con­ su lting teacher trai ning model . PLU finds itself among the nation's leaders i n train i ng masters- level stu d e nts in cons ulting techni­ q ues, a nd is one of 14 u niversities in the country recently recog nized by the Nati onal Associ ation of D irectors of Special Education. Project ConSEPT ( C o ns u lt i n g Special Education Personnel Train­ ing) is being developed to address a specific teacher trai ning need , accordi ng to PLU Special Educa­ tion coordinator Dr. Kent Gerlach . "School districts, both national­ ly and statewide, are interested in the benefits of using a consulti ng teacher model in serving excep­ tional students mai nstreamed i n ­ to regu lar classrooms, " he said . "Addi t i o n a l c o m petencies a re n eeded by s pecial e d u cation teachers who will serve as consul ­ ta nts. Information a n d research is needed reg a rdi ng what instruc­ tional, organization and trai ning va riables lead to the most effec­ tive consulting teachers . " With the assistance of a federal

New PLU E ntrance Requ irements Become Effective I n Fal l 1 988 F o re i g n l a n g u a g e a n d mathematics, two disciplines i n wh ich h i g h school background has long been recommended for en­ teri ng P LU stu d e nts, be c o m e specific undergraduate entrance req u i rements for students enter­ ing PLU in the fa ll of 1 988. Accord ing to the measure ap­ proved recently by the PLU facul­ ty, entering students will have satisfactorily completed two years of high school foreign language or d e m o nstrate eq u iva lent p rofi ­ ciency The req u i rement may a lso be sati sfied by completi ng one yea r

of foreign language at PLU , ac­ cordi ng to the measure. Two yea rs of college preparat­ ory mathematics or equivalent proficiency - exclusive of compu ­ ter science - will also be a req uirement. As in the case of foreign lan­ g uage, a yea r of math at PLU will also satisfy the requ i rement. ' 'We ask those in a position to advise prospective PLU students reg a rd i n g h i g h school cou rse selection to encourage i nclusion of math and foreig n language ," s a i d J i m Va n Beek, PLU dea n of admissions.

training g rant PLU has tra ined 60 tea c h e rs t h ro u g h P r o j e c t ConSEPT. . Special education is also moving Into early childhood specia l educa ­ tion , as the State of Washington now mandates that exceptional children must now be served from age three to six and eventually from birth to six. It will beg i n certifying preschool special edu ­ cati on tea c h e rs t h i s c o m i n g summer. PLU has taken a leadershi p role in this a rea also. "An emphasis a rea meeting the state certification req u i rements is already in prog ­ ress, " said Ea rly Childhood Educa­ tion coordi nator Dr. Helmi Owens "We antici pate that 10 to 1 5 g raduate students will be able to meet these requirements a n d take a leadership role in local schools by next sum mer. " Si nce working with very young

Regents Prese nt Adva ncement Awa rds To 1 8 Eig hteen members of the P LU faculty have received Regency Advancement Awards from the PLU Boa rd of Regents. They are John Carlson , bi ology; Kenneth Johnston, Marie Ch urney and Kent Gerlach, education; Ed C lausen, history; Kath leen Va ught Fa rner, music; Greg Guldin, a n ­ thropology; Colleen Hacker, phys­ ical education; Dennis Marti n and S h a ro n J a n sen Jaech, Eng lish; Gu ndar King, and Glenn Va n Wyhe, business administration; Const­ ance Kirkpatrick and Joan Stig ­ gel bout n u rsing; Pau l Menze l, philosophy; C lifford Rowe, c om ­ m u nication arts; R icha rd Spi llman, computer science; and Chang - Ii Y iu , mathematics. Regency Adva ncement awa rds are stipends presented by the Regents for professi onal g rowth and enrich ment. They a re used for resea rch, trave l , ed ucati o n o r eq uipment. T h i s yea r ' s g r a n ts tota l e d $ 30,000.

handica pped children requ ires a team approach, professionals in medicine, social work, psychology and special education have moved beyond thei r traditional profes­ sional bounda ries and are working hard to bring about a comprehen­ sive train ing prog ram for the new early childhood specia list she indi­ cated . Li n had observed that P LU has been and will be selected by international leaders i n spec i a l education a s an exempla ry un iver­ sity because of leadershi p prog ­ rams in special education such as the two Owens described , and the continued efforts of faculty to provide students with the most u p-to-date tra ining in meeting the needs of handicapped children.

Moe. Bartanen H ead National Org a n izations Two membe rs of the PLU com­ mu nity are serving this yea r as national president of professional organi zations Dr. Richard Moe, dean of su m ­ m e r sessions, g raduate studies and the School of the Arts, heads the North American Association of S u mmer Sessions, which repre­ sents over 500 colleges and u n ­ iversities in the U S , Ca nada and Mexico. He previously served as western reg ional president ( 1 979-80) and western reg ional vice-president ( 1 981 -83), has served on associa­ tion comm ittees and h as conduct­ ed wd rkshops. Communication arts professor Dr M ichael Bartanen is this year's national president of the Cross Examination Debate Association. More than 3 50 schools a re C EDA members . Ba rtanen was last year's national vice- president and has served on the national council for severa l years Last year's P LU team finished 3 3 rd nationally in C EDA stand ings.

Easter Ca ntata Benefits Cultu ra l Center Fu nd Area choirs, led by R on Clipping, will present an i nspirational Easter Ca ntata at PLU Su nday, April 27, 4 p m . i n Eastvold Aud itori u m . A goodwil l offering will benefit the PLU Scandinav i a n C u lt u ra l Center Bu ilding Fund and will be matched by the Tacoma Lutheran Brotherhood branch no. 8279. Accord ing to branch president M i lt Nesvig, person s u na ble to attend the concert but wish i ng to make a contribution may ma i l checks to PLU Easter Ca ntata, Development Office, P L U , Tacoma, WA 98447 .

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Arch itects Selected To Design Mortvedt Libra ry Third Fl oor Selecti on of an architect u r a l firm to design a third floor fo r PLU 's Mortvedt Li bra ry was ap­ proved by the PLU Bo a rd of Re­ ge nts at its J a n u a ry meeti ng The firm is URS Wright Forssen of Seattle, successor to Bindon & Wright . designers of the 20-yea r­ old present li brary structu re . Working d rawings are expected to be com pleted this sum mer, with construction slated to begin i n Aug ust Target date for comple­ tion of the project is Aug ust 1 987, accord in g to l i brary di rector John Heussman. Funded l a rge ly by donations from Alumni. the p resent libra ry was originally desig n ed to acco m­ modate a third floor. Dedicated i n 1 967, i t received national atten­ tion as one of the finest facilities of its kind i n the cou ntry . " Few realized , however, that in a l ittle more than a decade the $1 . 7 m i l l ion building would be­ come crowded, and that before a score of years had passed , need for more libra ry space would be critica l , " Heussman said . The library served a stud ent body of 2 , 800 in 1 967 . By 1 985 the n u mber of students had in creased to nea rly 3 , 800. In 1 967 it could seat 700 stu ­ de nts, more than 25 percent of the student body, as recom mend­ ed i n the standards of the Associa­ tion of College and University Libra ries. By 1 985, the percentage

Featu res PLU Children ls Center

Library director John Heussman examines architectural drawings

of students whO cou ld be accom­ modated had been reduced to 18 to allow for growth of the libra ry's collections and expanded services, a fig ure much less tha n the op­ timum n u m ber generally recom ­ mended for u n iversities the size of Pacific Luthera n . T h e 1 967 building contai ned 1 00,000 volu mes and was desig n ­ e d to h o l d a quarter million . By

Nordic Nig ht Featu res Actor From N'orway Norweg ian actor Per Aa bel will perform at the third a n n u a l No rdic Night at PLU Monday, April 28. The eveni ng beg ins with a din­ ner in the Un iversity Ce nter at 6 : 30 p . m Persons wishing a n invitation should ca l l G loria's Scandi navian Gifts (206) 537 -8502 . Aa bel presents sketches based on scenes from fo u r Ludwig Hol­ berg comedies i n Eastvold Au-

N BC Prog ra m

ditoriu m at 8 p . m Holberg has been called the "Moliere of the North . " Sponsors i nclude the PLU Sca n ­ d i n a v i a n C u lt u ral council, Troll Club, a n d the N orwegian Informa ­ tion Serv ice. Tickets for dinner and theatre, by reservation only, are $ 1 0 . Tick­ ets for the Aa bel perfo rma nce o n ly are $3 at the door.

1 985 the number had reached nea rly 300,000 in spite of a massive weeding out process in the past th ree years "There have been many tem ­ porary solutions t o relieve the space problems, but we have reached the practical l i m its of those solutions , " He ussman co n ­ tin ued "Nevertheless, " he added, "the university, and particularly t h e a l u m n i who made it possible, should be proud that Mortvedt Library has become what it was envisioned to become: a multi­ media learning resou rce center which i nclu des a far greater va ri ety of materials tha n is usua lly as­ sociated with a traditional libra ry, wh ich offers a broad range of services not always associ ated with an academic l ibrary, a nd which i n corporates state -of-the­ art tech nology in all phases of the operati o n . " He ind icated that new a nd ex­ pa nded services would i nclude a language lab, l istening faci l ities, vi deo projection services, media p rod u c t i o n s e rv i ces, com­ puterized bibliog raphic research and special collections. " PLU students will be adequate ­ ly accomm odated for years to come," Heussman said.

Former Fac ulty

Bonnie and George Wilson of Renton were selected as 1986 Parents of the year during Visitors ' Weekend in February With them are from left, son Ray, an '83 grad; daughter Debbie, a sophomore; and son Randy, a senior.

Dr. peter Ristu ben, PLU history professor from 1 960 -70, will re­ ceive a D istingu ished Alumnus award from Centralia Com m unity College, Centralia, WA, at J u n e Com mencement exercises. Ristu ­ b e n h a s b e e n p r e s i d e n t of Bethany Col lege, Li ndsborg , Kans , si nce 1 983. Prior to that he was vice- president for academic af­ fairs at Californ ia Lutheran (Col­ lege) U niversity.

On Su nday, M a rch 1 6 , the PLU Fa m i ly and Children' s Center will be prom i nently featu red i n a n NBC -TV documentary, " T a k i n g Children seriously " The prog ra m focuses on many children's problems, including ab­ use, neglect and learning difficul­ ties, as wel l as creative ways these problems are being add ressed at the Center. KING-TV in Seattle i s airing the prog ram at 10 a . m . as it is being fed from NBC at 1 p . m EST. In other comm unities, consult list­ i ngs or ca l l the N BC affi l i ate "This is a worthw hile prog ram , both i n te rms of the issues i nvolv­ ed a n d the in novative ways that PLU is serving the com munity t h rough the Center, " said Faye Anderson, the Center's new di­ recto r. PLU has been ge nerously assist­ ed by Am erica n Lutheran Church and Luthera n Church in America offices and churches in promoting the prog ra m nationwide.

Eng lish Auth or IS 2nd Disting uished Writer At PLU E n gl ish a uthor-jou rnal ist Lesley H a zelton has joi ned the PLU E n ­ g lish facu lty for the spring semes­ ter as PLU ' s second Distinguished Writer- in-Residence. Ha zelton now l ives in New York C ity after 1 3 years spent in Israel. She has written th ree books based on that sojo urn, " Israel Wom e n , " "Where Mountains Roa r , " a n d her latest "J erusa lem, Jerusa lem " Sh � has also written "The Right to Feel Bad , " a co mmon-sense view of depression in modern society. At PLU she is teaching free-la nce and autobiographical writi ng

New Rose Window Society Honors Vetelra n staffers A new campus organ izatio n , the Rose Wi ndow Society, now affords P LU the opportun ity to honor and than k long -term employees F o rty - e i g h t Society c h a rter mem bers with 20 or more years of service at PLU will be hon ored at a banq uet May 1 7 . Each will receive lapel pins and appropriate certificates for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.

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Tuition Discount Offered

S u m m e r Sessions '86 Conti n ues Tra d ition Of I n n ovation "We've been offering summer classes fo r over 50 yea rs now, and each year it gets better, " said Dean of Summer Sessions Dr. Richard Moe rece ntly. Summer Sessions '86 is a vast a r ray of new a n d i n n ovative courses, along with traditional of­ feri ngs. It p rovides the same quali­ ty teaching offered d u ri n g the reg ular academic year at a 40 percent tuition discount The discou nt can be offered because of the d i m inished de­ mand for campus auxiliary ser­ vices, Moe indicated . To make the tu ition discount more available to reg ular ca mpus students, Summer Sessions is, for the fi rst time, offering an Ea rly Session beginning May 27 and conti nuing through J u ne 20. Thus ca m pus students may "stay o n " i nto early summer, avoiding a fractured su mmer schedule and

added travel costs, the dean ex­ plained Summer Session Catalogs are being mailed to all commuter students and are available in every residence hall', he added . A few of the Ea rly Session courses include a Civil Liberties Workshop (educati on), History of Central America, Asian -America n Experience and Divorce and Cus­ tody (sociology), and The Life of Jesus ( religion ) . The first regular session is J u ne 2 3 -J uly 1 8. Mid -session, featu ring one-week workshops, is J u ly 2 1 2 5 , and second session i s J u ly 28Aug . 2 2 . A s the diversity of course offe r­ ings has increased and ca m pus services have improved, Summer Sessions has enjoyed stead ily i n ­ creased enrollments for well over a decade, Moe expla ined . The strong g raduate and under­ g raduate p rog ram in education has added more than a dozen new works hops this year to bring the total to 78. A few of this summer's course topics include M ulti-Cul­ tural Education, Microcom puters in the Classroom, and Teaching of Writing in the Sciences and in the

H u m a nities (two cou rses), and Teaching and Learning Through Whole Brain Strategies Numerous summer prog rams for high school students include sports ca mps, a band ca mp, and p i a n o p e rforma nce workshop And for the past several years P LU h a s offered F rench la nguage camps for children. E n g l i s h offers workshops in writi ng of both fiction and poetry (two courses). There is a h istory course on the Holocaust, and rel ig ion offerings on Faith and Spirituality and Christi an M o r a l Issues. Field work is a feature of a r u m b e r of N a t u r a l Sc i e nces '..: ourses, i ncluding Marine Biology, Flowe ring Plant Identification and Physical Geology. And the Music Department offers a Choral Work­ shop and a Church and Liturgical Music Workshop among its offer­ i ngs "We have com bi ned our best ideas with those of many former students , " Moe said. "There are more evening and ea rly morning classes for convenience and addi­ tional campus services " To receive a Summer Sessions Catalog or more i nformatio n , write Dean of Summer Sessions at PLU or call (206) 535-7143.

PLU Offers Summer Tour Of Yugosla via History, cu ltu re and spectacu lar scenery are blended in a 1 986 sum mer study tour of Yugoslavia offered by Pacific Lutheran U n ­ iversity, This u ncommon tour, July 21 to Aug 1 4, is led by PLU anth ropolo­ gy professor Dr. Judith Rasson, who has l ived and worked i n Y ugoslavia for extended periods d u ring the past 1 8 years ACCording to Rasson, tou r par­ ticipa nts will be exposed to a culture with historic roots quite d iffe rent from those in Western E u rope and North America . " I n addition, t h e experience will also help alter the common perception that socialist cou ntries are inevit­ ably g ri m and g ray police s�ates, " she sa id . Along with the vast array of historic and cultural impressions, tour participa nts will enjoy the scenery, landmarks and lifestyles i n one of the world 's most beauti ­ ful countries . The tou r may be taken through P LU S u m m e r School for four semester hours of credit. For more information call PLU , 5357739.

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H i g h School Stu de nts Benefit From S u m mer Scho la rs Prog ra m Summer Scholars, a n en rich ­ ment prog ra m on t h e P LU campus for a ca d e m i c a l l y g i fted h i g h school sophomores and jun iors, will be offered for the fo u rth year J u ly 7-26 PLU is o n e of o n ly a h andfu l of institutions nationwide offering such a p rogra m, according to coordi nator D r . J udy Carr_ The program has a simple but profo u n d g o a l , s h e said "to bring together good students and good tea chers and ask them to do good work " One of last summer's Scholars reca l!ed , "I never had such a fun time learn ing If I ever had a cha nce to attend again, I would jump at the chance _ " A n o t h e r rec a l l ed i n iti a l a p ­ p rehensions: " I came here feeling resentful because s u m mer was being destroyed . In retrospect, I think it is one of the most valuable things I h ave ever done_ " A different peer relationship is apparent to some. One observed , " It's great to learn with kids who a re supportive instead of kids who get angry when you d o wel l . " Summer Scholars i s a res idential progra m , "a very importa nt d i ­ mensio n , " accordi ng to Carr One former stu dent said, "Without the residential experience the prog­ ram would not have wo rked any­ where nea rly as wel l . " Another added, "The most sig­ n ifica nt experience for me was the i nteraction with other students . It was fascinating to exchange view­ points and ideas through late n ig ht d iscussions . " The prog ra m i s s ponsored by PLU and assisted by funds fro m the Tacoma Area Council on Gif­ ted ness . Cand idates a re usually nominated by their school district, but may also be nominated by a

parent or member of the com­ m u n ity As a rule, they a re in the top five percent of their class. P r o g r a m cou rses i n c l u d e mathematics, writing and litera­ ture, chemistry, pol itical science, phi loso p hy, histo ry, i nternatio nal issues, a rt and biology. A student sel ects one core class and two electives . Carr i n d icated that enro l lment is lim ited to 50. Last yea r's g ro up was al most evenly divided between boys and g i rls_ They came from 30 high sch o o l s th r o u g h o u t t h e state. Nomi nees receive an appl ication form wh ich m ust be retu rned by April 1 1 . Final selections a re a n ­ nou nced M a y 1 . Fo r more i nfor­ mation wnite Dr. Carr at PLU or ca l l (206) 5 3 5 -7 1 30

PLU Middle college Helps High Sch ool Students pre pa re For College "We haven't h a d the problems adjusting to col lege that I 've seen other freshmen having " Trle r-emark was made by one of last su mmer's Pacific Luthera n U n ive rs ity M iddle College stu ­ dents . It ca lls attention to one of the pu rposes of the successful 1 0year-old PLU s ummer prog ra m . M iddle college was sta rted i n 1 977 to assist: ( 1 ) h ig h school underachievers whose poor g rades are hi ndering college admission; (2) average students who recog ­ nize academic wea knesses that need to be i mproved before start­ ing college; and (3) college freshmen who dis­ cover a reas that need remedial work to insure college s uccess.

High school juniors interested in acceleration and ea rning college credit may also enro l l . " M iddle col lege has been ex­ t remel y s u c cessfu l , " observed coordi nator Dr. J udy Carr ''We have been a ble to stay in close contact with students fro m past sessions and have fol lowed their prog ress, " she conti nued. "They simply don't have the schol ­ astic a n d social problems that sometimes mar a freshman 'lear. By the fi rst day of the fa l l semes­ ter, our young men and women know the ins and outs of how to survive at a un iversity. "They were ahead of the pack and they mainta i ned that lead all yea r . " The M iddle College p rog ra m i s

i n d ivid uali zed - l i mited to a bout 40 students each s u m mer_ There is close social contact between students, facu lty and tutors, a n d counseling a n d testing play a n i mportant role_ Students may take th ree o r fou r cou rses d u ring the six weeks of Middle Col lege (J u ne 2 1 -Aug . 1 1 . In add ition to the study skills co u rse, which serves as the core of the prog ra m , students may choose from a mong Col lege English, Basic Writi ng Skills, Mathematics, Com­ puter Science ( BA S I c ) h i sto ry ' (Global Perspectives), Fundamen ­ tals of Communication, and H u ­ man Bi ology_ For more information, write Dr_ Carr at PLU or ca ll (206) 535-71 30.


Lutneran university SCel1e MarCh 1 986

The President

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F utu re Of Fed e ra l F u n d i n g F o r H i g h e r E d u cati o n U n ce rta i n ; N ew And Proposed Meas u res Co u ld Affect Adve rsely lOr Rieke was recen tly elected to the

Board of Directors of NAICU - Nation ­

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organiza tion

of the nation 's

independent schools to members of congress and congressional commit­ tees in an effort to influence legisla ­ tion fa vorable to institutions and stu­ dents. He attended the annual NAICU meeting in Washington, D. C. on Feb­ ruary 5, 6, and 7, 1986. The following is

a condensed report of some of the focus of discussion at that meeting )

For decades, the nation's inde­ pendent college and u niversities h ave depended u pon federal a id and leg i slation to help promote a l1d insure a strong educational system . I m mediate l y fol l o w i n g World War II, a comprehensive prog ra m was established to edu­ cate and prepare veterans for productive jobs in civi lian l ife A great surge in ca m pus housing enlarged many cam puses, aided by federal funds to accomm odate the sudden i nflux of the new college stude nts. Com position of the student body c h a n g e d d ramatical ly, a s did cu rricu la, to meet the changing need s . Loans, tuition benefits, and schola rships ena bled an increasingly higher percentage of our popu lation to become better educated. In re­ cent years, those students with demonstrated need have received specia l aid, both at federal and state levels, in the form of Pel I Grants, Su pplemental Educational Opportu nity Grants, Guara nteed Student Loa ns, Nationa l Defense Stu d ent Loa n s , C o l l e g e Work Stu dy, C o o p e rative E d u ca tion programs and many others. This assistance has provided unlim ited educational opportu nities for all seg ments of our society Si nce December 1 2 , 1 985, the date of the enactment of the Gra m m - Rudman- Hollings Bill (also known as the Balanced Budget a nd Emergency Act of 1 985) , the future of fu nding for higher edu­ cation has become highly u ncer­ ta in Unp rotected under the new law from automatic cutbacks , education is in an extremely vu l ­ nerable position Aimed at reducing the $200 billion annual federa l deficit by degrees to a base of zero in five years ( by 1 991 ), the Gra m m - Rud ­ man - Hollings bill has targeted a specific level of red u ction for each year. If that level is not reached by the determined date, the Presi ­ d ent will issue a "sequester or­ der, " cutting federal s pending , If the specified reduction is not eliminated w it h i n o n e m o n t h thereafter, t h e order becomes final and spending cutbacks a re im plemented, Even thou g h more than 70 percent of federal prog­ rams a re exempt from such se..

questration (i ncluding social sec­ urity, Medicaid, large portions of defense and major social welfare programs), education is not The Gua ranteed Student Loan prog ­ ram, however, is under lim ited sequestration, with reductions al­ ready in effect as o f March 1 o f this current year Although specific education prog ra ms will be affect­ ed differently, overa l l funding for student aid is expected to be reduced by about $265 mi l lion this year By October, it is expected that one in three students will be adversely affected by the amount of federal aid no longer available. I n the shadow of Gra m m - Rud­ man - H ol l i ngs, both the House and the Senate have beg un review of the H igher Education Act of 1 965, now 20 years old. Included in rea uthorization of the Act will be amendments and extension of the basic authority for student aid and related programs, The goal of equalizing educational op portun i ­ ty re mains a priority; the structure and prog rams for financial assist­ ance are expected to be preserv­ ed Such leg islation pa ral lels the time frame of Gra m m - Rudman­ Hol l i ngs, and will be sig nificantly constrained by its deficit red uc­ tion mechanism. The act addres­ ses such need-based programs as the Pell Grant, Supplemental Edu­ cational Oppo rtu ni ty G rant (SEOG), College Work Study (CWS), Nation­ al Direct Student Loa ns ( N DSLl, and State Student I n centive G ra n t (SSIG!. Both House and Senate have proposed preliminary legisla­ t i o n , n ot identica l, but strengthe n i n g a n d expa n d i n g g rant authorization a n d attempt­ ing to restore a better balance between loans and g rants to assist students. Now under consideration by the Labor and Human Resources Com­ m ittee, no definitive leg islation has emerged as of this date. It is expected that final negotiation of the reauthorization bill will be delayed by the implications of Gra m m - Rudman-Hollings E x i s t ­ i n g leg islation exp i res on Sept 30, 1 986. How the measure will actual­ ly work is the su bject of m uch s peculati on We do know that higher ed ucation will be particu ­ la rly hard h it in the next few years This tra nslates into direct and severe losses in the major student f i n a n c i a l a i d p ro g ra m s The Guaranteed Student Loa n a c ­ cou nts for 6 2 percent of tota l federal financial assistance More than three million students cur­ rently are assisted by the prog ra m; cuts and p roposed regulations would reduce aid for one-thi rd of those students. Moreover, more than 800,000 of the nearly three m i l l i o n students receiving Pell

Grants will be el i minated from eligibility, and many others will find awards reduced There are no easy answers to such drastic actions. Leaders of individ ual institutions, as wel l as leaders of organizations such as NAICU, are in constant touch with cong ressional members and re­ lated committees i n an effort to convi nce them that hig her educa­ t i o n i s a worthy prog ra m to susta i n . On the home front, i n anticipa­ tion of meeting the f i n a n c i a l needs of students through new methods, U niversity officers are exploring a va riety of options Funds underwritten by the U n ­ ivers ity for student aid have been increased significantly for next yea r In add ition, explorations have beg un with local financial institutions for a new student loan prog ra m . We will exert all of our efforts to assist students and families in ada pting to the new and as yet unknown federal fi nan­ cial aid decisions. Other issues affecting hig her education general ly are u n d e r consideration i n tax reform dis­ cussion . These are com plex issues, with ra m ifications that will affect every i nstitution i n the nation . In brief, as identified by NAICU at its recent a n nual meetin g , some of the major topics include the fol­ lowing . 1 . Gifts of Appreciated Property Long a sta ble sou rce of g ift i ncome, cu rrent law enables donors to volu nta rily transfer to charita ble institutions g ifts of appreciated property Deduc­ tions for such g ifts now are l i mited to 30 percent of the taxpayers i ncome per year, thus taxation ca nnot be esca ped U nder a new Ways and Means Bi l l , such appreciated property if not g ifted cou ld be held i ndefi n itely without any tax be­ ing levied or any public benefit received. If there is not a tax break for such g ifts, not only would g iving i ncentive be d i ­ m i n ished, b u t t h e agg regate loss i n 1 986 of charitable g iving and the public pu rposes served, could be as high as $570 mil lion dollars - without any gain to the tax coffers. Cu rrent law as it relates to hig her education is deemed bette r a n d fa i r e r pol icy 2 . Tax-Exempt Bonds. H R3838 (The House passed tax reform bill) would im pose severe restr­ ictions on access to tax-exem pt bonds for certa i n private col­ leges, while completely barring a ccess to the ma r k e t f o r nu merous other private col­ leges, Public colleges would continue to be allowed access,

The statewide setaside of $25 per state resident would force non-profit colleges and hospit­ als to compete among them­ selves on the state level and would force over 30 states to reduce their volume, ca using s e v e r e c u tbacks i n m u c h ­ needed renovation and con ­ struction of facilities T h e hig h ­ er education com munity, both public and private, asks that cu rrent law treatment for all n o n - p rofit o rg a n izations be maintained . 3 . Pension Plans. H R 3838 wo u ld affect the reti rement prog ra ms of colleges and u n iversities sig­ n ificantly and adversely, The bill wo u ld ra ise retirement prog­ ra m costs and reduce flexibility cu rrently in designing and im­ plementing s u c h p rog ra m s . The bill would also l i m it the ability of many partici pa nts , particu larly long-term faculty and administrators, to accu mu­ late a nd use retirement funds to accommodate their retire­ ment needs. The h ig her educa­ tion commun ity requests pre­ servation of the tax-free status of reti rement prog rams 4. Scholarships. H R3838 wou ld tax scholarships in excess of tuition and equ i pment Scholarships and fel lowships, whether based on need or merit or both , represent a national i nvestment in human cap ita l worthy of encou rag e m e n t by the tax code. The bill places in question the taxable status of federal financial aid such as Pell Grants . The higher education com m u n ­ ity holds that s u c h aid must not be taxable. These im portant legislative and tax issues are not settled; they are being debated and weig hed by va rious com mittees and g rou ps d u ring the cu rrent cong ressional session. New i nformation is re ­ ceived almost daily We do know, however, th at we w i l l h a v e dramatic adj ustments to make, not only as institutions but as private citizens as well. As u ntapp­ ed sources for funding and finan­ cial aid are develo ped , the i m port­ ance of education becomes in ­ creasing ly clear. Our society has moved from the stability of fa m i l ­ i a r patterns i nto rapid change and adapta bility Col leges and u n iver­ sities are preparing students who will be a ble to analyze and master a ka leidoscopic world. We will need the cooperative assistance of pa­ rents, students, friends, and sup­ porters, i ndustry and the church as we provide a favora ble cli mate for education now and in the futu re .

Pacific Lutheran University SC_ March 1 986


A Lenten Meditation

out Of The G rave Du ring World War I I , a g roup of Jews hid from the Nazis in several open g raves dug in a Jewish g raveyard, near Wilna, Pola n d . It was the only place they could find to l ive after they had escaped the gas chamber. One wrote poetry; one of the poems describes a b i rth . In a g rave nea rby, a young woman gave birth to a boy, assist­ ed by an 80-year-old g ravedigger. When the newborn baby uttered his fi rst cry, the old man prayed : "Great God, hast thou finally sent the Messiah to us? For who else tha n the Messiah himself can be born in a g rave?" B ut after th ree days the child sucked his mother's tea rs because she had no m i l k for him. This real life experience provides a fresh way of thi nking about the death and resurrection of Jesus. I n the Nicene Creed w e confess "He s uffered death and was bu ried . and on the thi rd day rose again

between the terrible things he saw and the hope he maintai ned. The depth of the tension is em­ phasized i n the story After three days the child was not elevated to glory. Rather he dra nk his m oth­ er's tea rs, having nothing else to d rink. He probably died and the hope of the old Jew was frustrated once more, as it had been frus­ trated i nnumerable times before. It is th roug h s uffering and death that we, too, face the g rim, but real, fact that we are mem bers of the lost chaotic and dying race which waits for the resurrection of the dead as the only hope to which we cling . Yet the Easter story's happy climax is not i nevita ble. U n li ke the movie stars, Jesus was not bound to come out a hero. Easter gets its power precisely because Ch rist has been b uried in the grave. The Easter event is God's event He

. . " We often lose sight of the tre m e n d o u s power i n t h e s e words, of a n unj ust trag ic and u nti mely death . We so often gloss over the crucifixion, death and burial. like a child g rabbing the frosting on the cake, because tal k o f the resurrection is more pleas­ ant It seems natu ral that there should be a happy ending . Over­ looking the death of Christ is someth i ng like watching one of our movie heroes, Clint Eastwood or James Bond, get beaten up and left for dead . We already know that he is going to come out alive: it's in the script There must be a happy endi ng. The old J e w i s h g ravedigger knew better. For him the darkness continued, for he knew that we l ive in a world sti l l visited by such u n invited g uests as Death, H ung­ er, I njustice, Persecuti on, Poverty, Racism, Sickness a nd Sorrow . for him there was a deep chasm

By Ron Tellefson, University Pastor

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Rise, S i r Richa rd M usic is a balm for me. Good m usic is a totally healing experi­ e nce. A short time ago t attended the piano performance of Prof. Richard Farner for the Lila Moe Scholarship Fund It was g ood m usic - breathtaking. My mind searches for a way to capture the m o m e n t . M e m ory h e l p s m e u n derstand. When I was a boy in 1 939 1iving in northern Canada, the Ki n g of

England came to visit our tow n . It was the dark days before World War II. A g reat royal b lue tra i n with giant driving wheels all painted white steamed into view. For a first g rader it was an awesome sight I remember how everyone d id their best for the King . The Cree Indians wore their best man­ tles. The Ukranian women ba ked their best biscuits. the Scotch blew their best bag pipes. All of these

were performances for and in front of a King . A few weeks ago when Profes­ sor Farner perfo rmed, I felt as if I was a king . I was so drawn i nto his artistry, whose tech nique I' m su re was perfect and whose sound combined with heaven, that I forgot about those a round me and a llowed the tears to flow down my face. I admit I ' m a sucker Continued on page 14

By Harvey Neufeld Executive Director, Church Re lations

Q C l u b Sets New Givi n g Record I n 1 985 Tha n ks to the generosity of Q C l u b mem bers, record income in Dece m ber hel ped push Q Club totals to a new high for the calendar yea r Gifts for 1 985 topp­ ed $635,000, a 1 5 . 5 % increase over the 1 984 total of $550,000. These u n restricted g ifts a re so im porta nt to the U niversity and a ll our students because tuition, national church support a nd en­ dowment ea rnings only cove r 84% of actual costs. The demonstrated generosity of over 1 , 300 Q Club me mbers helps us make u p the d ifference. Because of the conti n u i ng supNew Q Club members since the last issue of SCENE Senior FellowCentu ry Financial Services of Western Washington

Crown Zellerbach Foundation Increase to Senior Fellow: H ille. Karen Olson. M/M Cliff Ulleland. M/M Harald Fellow Gebhard. Roger Rasmuson. M/M Edward Increase to FellOW: Blandau. DIM Richard Edlund. M/M Francis Eide. M/M Gordon Flodin. M/M Jerry Lindahl. M/M El mer Stiggelbout. DIM Hendrik Swanson. DIM Mark

port of Q Club members more deservi ng students can atte nd the U n iversity and take full advantage of our prog rams. As a result Q C l u b gifts have both a local and a world wide im pact for good. Most of our nation's leaders a re edu ­ cated a t private, i n d e p e n d e n t schools. When you a d d the em­ phasis upon Christia n va l ues and helping others which PLU provides it's student the positive i mpact of our g raduates i n today's society is i ncreased even more. In order to encourage the con ­ ti n ued g rowth, Q C l u b directors and severa l other alu m n i and

friends have established a $60,000 Q Club Challenge Fund. They will match i ncreased gifts from cur­ rent mem bers and the gifts of new i ndividuals who decide to join the Q Club. The leadership of the Q Club P resident Donald Mott and the Q Club directors in establishing the Challenge is most appreciated and is a key to our record i ncome. The goal of the Q Club Directors and the PLU Regents is to rea c h $1 ,000,000 i n a n n ual Q C l u b gifts by our centen nial i n 1 990. I am sorry to report that Q Club Continued o n page 14

Associate Fellow:

Pursley. M/M Ted

Foster. M/M Melvin

St. Luke Lutheran. Portland

Mattson. M/M Robert

Stolpe. M/M Eric

Our Saviour"s Luthera n . Aberdeen

Tee! . Ronald

Schwarz. Shera

& Assoc.

Thomas. M/M Brian

St. Luke Lutheran. Bellevue

West Linn Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran. Endicott

Yoakum. M/M Randall

Increase to Associate Fellow:

Zion Lutheran. Newberg. OR

Buchfinck. M/M Erhardt


Call. M/M Walter

Alm. lvar

Carlson. M a ry

Barnowe. DIM Thad

Fendler. M/M Luther

Baxter. Fred

Fisher. M/M David

Blucher. Jennie

G reer. M/M Lyle

Brocker. Barbara and Frank

G regersen . M/M Halvor

Carlson. M/M Paul

Jenkinson. J o h n

Carlson. M/M Ted . Jr.

K n o r r . D I M James

Carson. Michael

KyllO. M/M Eldon

Central Lutheran . Bellingham

Larson. Lucille


McDouga l . M/M Mark

By David L. Berntsen, Director of Development

Cook. John Dorothy. M/M Ed

Prince of Peace. Tacoma Reep. M/M Ray

Ehlinger. Rich

Reiman, M/M Donald

Eklund. M/M Bruce

Roa. M/M Darel

Faulk. M/M Carl

Ryder, Glenn

Gee. DIM Arthur

Sagvo l d . M/M William

Green. M/M Larry

Schafer. Barbara

Gutma nn. DIM Robert

Seeger. Rick

HD Baker Co

Shepherd of the Valley. Boise. I D

Jacobson. Jenn ifer

Solum. M/M F . K

Kilborn. DIM Ken

Storaasli. M/M Kenneth

Koetje. M/M J i m

Veis. K i rk

Lee. DIM Insu

White. Helen and Lloyd

Magelssen . DIM David

Willis. Betty

Morken. Oscar

Wood. Lyn

Norm Nelson. Inc.

Zeiler. Marlene and Leo

Neu. M/M John

Endowed Memorial Membership:

C h rist Lutheran Soldatna. AK

Ostenson. Richard and Lynn

Hilda S H offmeister

Owens. Helmi and Kaye

Christ Lutheran . Edmonds


Peace Lutheran. Colfax

T Jacobson

Pacific lutheran university Scene March 1986

Commen ts/A lumni

Memories Are Rich After 1 3 Yea rs At PLU

By Edith Edland Alum n i Executive secretary, Retired

It is with some regret that I leave PLU " a place that has been "home" for me since 1 972, but I am a lso looking forward to retire­ ment and a change of pace, I wil l b e a full-time g rand mother ta king care of our three-year old grand­ son, Pau l . while his "mommy" goes back to school . This I am rea lly looking forward to but it will be differe nt. The past 1 3 years have been wonderful years and I have tru ly enjoyed PLU, its Alu m n i , staff, and students_ The Alumni Board has been special and I have made many lasti ng friendships in the 1 50 mem bers that have served on the Board since 1 972. Frequently the Alu m n i office needs volu nteer help on various projects such as Homecom ing, distri bution of caps and gowns, reception s, etc" and the response to a telephon e call is always "yes, I'd love to help " This makes

working i n the Alumni office fu n , Thanks to a l l of you who have been so willing to hel p when called . There are many, many tasks in the Alumni office that have to be done and with the continued growth i n the n u mber of alumni (6500 in 1 972 to the present 20.700) the workload increases, but the rewards a re g reat. One task is the writi ng of Class Notes for SCENE, and it is interesting to read and write about alums who a re doing such interesting th ings all over the world . Keep those C lass Notes coming and keep in touch with your fellow alums. T h e A l u m n i Assoc iation has gone fa r in the past 1 3 years u n der the able direction of alumni direc­ tors Harvey Neufeld, Ronald Col­ tom and now Walter Shaw, Each one has had special talents, and so it should be, and it will contin ue to be so. More and more a l u m ni a re getting involved , and more and

shattered by the resurrection . New life is discovered i n light of the darkness of death . New l ife is dramatically high lighted in the stories of Jesus' resurrection ap­ pearances I n each of these, Jesus m a k e s h i m se lf k n o w n w i t h wounds. To his friend Thomas he showed the open scars and pierc­ ed side. To a n other he said, " See my hands and my feet. that it is I myself " They recog nized the ri ­ sen Lord by the scars of his sufferi ng and death,

We know the risen Lord th rough the cross. It is i n the night of the cross and the darkness of death that we behold the light of the resurrection and n ew life In this way is God's power made manifest in weakness and God's lig ht breaks through our darkness. New life has come out of the grave

Med itati o n . . . Continued from page 1 3


makes known his power to raise again the crucified Jesus St. Paul captu res the heart of this tension w h e n he says, "for h e was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God " (2 Cor. 1 3 :34) God's love is powerful and results in action The resurrection s hows the bou ndless power of God's love, Even Death, the last enemy to be a bolished, is conquered by this power. Death can no longer strut a bout as the champio n; it is

"If we have died with Christ. we believe that we shall also live with him For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again. .. - Romans. 6:6-8

S i r Rich a rd . . . there was no alternative, Only fools and pretender kings would come out on such a night. But the reward was im measurable Even this fantasy does not speak of its excellence. I have been on the staff at PLU for nearly twenty years and I am constantly amazed by the superb perform ances of the musicians, students and faculty, the excell­ ence of the lectu res of the profes­ sors, the dedication and persever­ ance of the administrators and staff,

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for good music, but this, this was something else. It told me a bout hours, years of practice, of strong i ntellect. of dedication and pu rpose, of com­ petency and excellence, The entire performance was so exqu isite that it raised me to the level of a king, for su rely only in the presence of a king could such m usic be played , Beca use of t h e u n seasonal snowfa ll the auditori u m was dis­ appOintingly em pty Of cou rse

Professor Farner's performance gave me a mag nanimous s pirit and it is with g reat pride that ! count myself among those who want to be associated with PLU. Professor Farner, you played as if you played for a king, Rise, Sir Richard, for you and all like you bring great honor to this piece My fantasy a bout a king is over, b u t m y re c o l l ecti o n of the Schu bert concerto wi ll endure for a lifetime,

Q Club loved PLU and our athletic prog ­ ra ms over the years, H is sons John ( ' 60l and Robert ( ' 6 1 ) b o t h g raduated from PLU. Blessed be his memory ,

Continued from page 1 3

member Erling T Jacobson passed away February 1 4 , His fa mily is pla n ni ng to endow a Q C l u b mem­ bership in h is memory, Erling

The annuar 0 Club banQuet will be held saturday evening, May 1 0, 1 986. Mark your ca len ­ dars for this Im portant event.

Classes Of 1936 and 1937: Sometimes we hit. Sometimes we miss. We've been swinging. But so far we have missed in our efforts to find a volunteer representative for these two classes Finding a willing volunteer is par­ ticularly important for these two

classes now because we will be celebrating their 50-year reu nions soo n . We want those events to be memorable, and we need your helpl This can be an exciting, rewarding activity, helping to contact your

more activities are being planned Your support to the A l u m n i Office is indeed needed and appreciated , The more you work together the more rewarded you wi ll be. As yoU feel good abo ut you r alma mater you ' l l wa nt to become i nvolved whether it is loca l ly or in you r own com munity when alumni activities are planned . Ja net Sheffel's motto this yea r "Get Back and Give Back to PLU" mea ns just that. and I urge you to th ink about how you can best do that NOW. Your new Executive Secretary is Suzanne Klinzmann Gett i n g to know her briefly assures me that she wi ll be good for yOU and PLU , Please give her the same loyal support that you have always given me. Goodbye, good l uck, and may God bless yOU a l l . Thanks for everything! I ' l l keep i n touch .

Class Notes 1 932 Lorr a i n e ( T h o r e n ) Fors b e r g , Robert H. Thoren ( ' 4 2 ) , Helen (Tho­ ren) Jansen ( ' 4 5 ) and eight other members from the Taco m a , Puya l l u p a n d Sumner a rea attended a f a m i l y reu n ion i n r u r a l G r a n d F o r k s , N . O a k . They also attended t h e centen n i a l c e l e b r a t i o n a t Eva n g e r L u th e ra n C h u rch wh ere their g ra n d p a r e n t s w e re c h a rter mem bers a nd their fathers were confi rmed .

1 950 Beth (Gottwald) a nd Lawrence "Pete" Peterson both retired two years ago Beth s u bstitutes in the San Luis Obispo Schools and coordinates a C a ndy Stri per Prog ram i n a local hospita l . Pete works a bo u t twenty h o u rs a week at Sierra Vista Hospital a nd serves o n the San L u is Obispo C o u nty Board of Ed ucatio n .

1 957 Dr. William H. Foege has been n a med president of the American Pub lic Health Associati o n .

1 959 James M. Bullock sta rted a new pastorate at F i rst Luthera n C h u rch in Ontario, C a l i f , in September 1 98 5 . He se rves as a co m m a nder in the C h a p ­ l a i n C o r p s two d a y s e a c h m o n t h a t the N a v y Hospital i n S a n D iego H is wife, Nancy (Nelson '66) works part· time with a lawn service a n d , as a cons u ltant with A u g s b u rg P u b l i s h i n g House i n L o s Angeles, presents w o r k ­ s h ops f o r Vacation Bible Schoo l .

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long -time friends from college days If you would be willing to consider serving as a class rep for 1 936 or 1 937, please write alumni director Walt Shaw or call (206) 535-741 5

Judith ( Perry) K a s p e r s o n h a s been named res ident m a nager and vice president of the Merrill Lynch office i n Lancaster. After leaving PLU s h e obtained a M . S . degree i n educa ­ tion a d m i n istration from the State U niversity of New Y o rk, Albany, N Y

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pacific lutheran university scene Marcil 1986


PLU Al u m n u s Na med Di rector Of New Boei ng High Technology Center

By Judy Davis

For Ted L. Joh nson ' 60, high tech is a high p riority. Last November, Joh nson was named d i rector of the newly ­ formed Boei ng E lectron ics Com­ pany's H ig h Technology center in Bellevue. N o w h o u sed in te m p o ra ry facilities, the new center with u ltra -modern la boratories is ex­ pected to be fully operational by 1 988. In his new post, the PLU physics g raduate is putting together a team of some 500 scientists and engineers who will perform high­ level applied research i n electron­ ics and futu ristic technolog ies "A" of ourresea rch will be used to develop technolog ies of the futu re which can be used by the va rious Boei ng operating com ­ pan ies, " said Johnson. He former­ ly was d i rector of p reliminary design a nd manager of advanced research programs for the Boeing Aerospace Company. At the center, there will be an em phasis on developing aeros­ pace and ai rcraft electron ics sys­ tems ( "There are many computers a n d C RT 's i n cockpits today," noted Johnson) . 1 n addition, there will be additional focus on elec-

Class Notes Continued from page 14

1 964 Dennis Howard retired fro m t h e A i r Force i n J u ly 1 985 a n d is now e m ployed by Sepoint Alaska, I n c , a computer consu lting firm . His wife, Linda (Stolee '65) is a school n u rse for the A n c h o rage School District

1 967 Rev. Jack Kintner has resigned as campus pastor at Western Wash i n g · ton U n iversity t o become a capta i n for S a n J u a n Airlines, a co m m u ter a i r carrier. K intner is based at Friday Ha rbor, Wash , w h ere he is the p ri m · a ry a i r m a i l p ilot for the S a n J u a n Isla nds . He w i l l conti n u e h i s p resent d uties as i nterim pastor at the Luthe­ ran C h u rch of the San J u a n s After t w o years o f d u ty i n G reece a n d the M i d d l e East. LTC. Merlin C. Simpson, Jr., a n d family have re­ tu rned to the u s a n d a re living i n Rome, N Y H e is the new d i rector of i nformation systems for the 24th N o rth American A i r Defense Co m ­ m a n d a n d c o m m a n d e r for t h e Air F o rce C o m m u n i cations Co m m a n d Detac h me nt. w h i c h staffs t h e i nfor­ m ation systems f u n ctio n , at G riffiths Ai r Force Base.

tronic "command control" tech­ nolog ies used i n spacecraft and defense systems Johnson is excited about the possi bility of the center "leapfrog ­ g i n g " over state-of-the-art tech­ nology i nto tech nologies of the future such as fiber optics, trans­ m itting signals through light He is q u ick to em phasize the center will be much more tha n a "th i n k tank" of h igh ly q u a l ified professionals from around the cou ntry, most of whom will have doctoral degrees "All of our re­ search will be geared toward pro­ ducing worka ble prototypes i n areas which w i l l b e im portant to the company i n the futu re, " he pointed out Accordi ng to Joh nso n, Boei ng's develo pment of a h igh technolo­ gy center was a result of an i n ­ depth co m pany ana lysis o f how i t could best remain com petitive i n the 21 s t century A vete ran of 25 yea rs with The Boeing Company, Johnson's early assig n ments included developing methods for tra nsmitting and re­ ceiving radio signals u nderwater. I n t h e ' 60s, he worked o n emergency com m u n ications sys­ tems wh ich cou l d s u rvive n uclear attacks. From 1 969-76, Joh nson was a resea rch scientist working on classified space syste ms for the u .s. Government in Was hi ngto n, D.C.

1 969 susan (Van HOY) Burchfield was o rd a i n ed i n Decem ber 1 985 at Tri n ity Luthera n C h u rch in Lyn n wood , Was h . S h e a n d h e r h u s b a n d , Rev. Brian " Red" Burchfield < '71 ) , d a u g hters, E r i n , 1 4, a nd M eg a n , 1 2 , began serv­ ing as an ALC M is s i o n a ry Clergy family i n a r e s ettl e m e n t a r ea o u t s i d e Capetown, South Africa, o n J a n . 1 . Rick Nelson is cu rrently involved with eng i n eering on the B-1 B o m ber at Boei n g , i n a d d ition to being a general contractor. He a n d h i s wife, Margie (Bredberg), have a d a u g h ­ ter, As h l ey E l i z a beth , 1

1 970 M. David Lee a n d wife, Maureen, now live in Palo use, Was h . H e is the new d i rector of fina ncial aid a t Cent­ ral Was h i ng to n U n iversity i n E l l e n s ­ b u rg , Wash , a n d w i l l b e m o v i n g to the E l le n s b u rg - Y a k i m a a rea i n the n ext few months Marcus H. Sanver is a visiting associate professor of m a n agement at Ista n b u l U n iversity a n d at Ma r m a ra U n iversity in Ista n b u l , Tu rkey . He w i l l retu rn to h i s position at O h i o State U n i versity i n 1 986. Rev. Mark E. Woldseth was or­ d a i ned i nto the m i n i stry i n N ovember 1 985 . His confi rm ation m i n ister, Rev . E r l i n g T h o m pso n , conducted the rite of o rd i nation . M a rk w i l l serve as pas-

Johnson also has been i nvolved in developing command control systems fo r space a nd defense projects, including precursors to the MX and Minuteman m issiles. A supporter of "Star Wa rs" research , Joh nson sa id, "The con ­ cept offers a noble objective. Creating an 'umbrella' of protec­ tion from n uclear attack could make n uclear weapons o bsolete, save populations and al low nations to begin the process of disarma­ ment " Joh nson traces his i nterest i n radio electronics to his childhood when he operated a ham rad io and assisted his father, who sold and repaired rad io equipment As a student at Clover Park High School in Tacoma, Johnson obtained his commercial radio license and be­ came a member of the signal battalion of the Washi ngton State Army National Guard . By the time he was 24, he was a n Army National Guard officer; he served as a reservist for 1 4 yea rs . "When I entered PLU, I had a g reat deal of practical knowledge which was advantageous in my studies and career development, " he reca l led . Joh nson attri butes his advance­ ment in The Boeing Company not only to his vast tech nica l know­ ledge, but also to his ability to thi n k creatively, motivate exce ll­ ence a nd creativity in h is co-

tor of Resu rrectio n Lutheran C h u rch i n Seward, Alaska . He a n d his wife, LeSlie, have one d a u g hter, Katri n a M a rg a ret. age 1 6 m o n th s . M a rk ' s paren s a re: Edroy Woldseth ( '47) a nd Margaret (Sagen) Woldseth ('63)


1 973 La urel (Andvik) Backstrom re­ cently completed a g ra d uate course i n neurodevel opmental therapy As a physical thera p ist. she works with ch i l d ren who have n e u ro m uscu l a r h a n d icaps ( m a i nly cereb ral palsy) a t S t Peter Hospital a n d i n t h e O ly m p i a School District Her h u s b a n d , David, is a forester for Simpson T i m ber Co. i n Shelto n . They have two sons, Erik, 5 , a n d Leif, 3%, a n d a daug hter, Heid i , 2 . Debbie H u rd a n d Cliff Cole were ma rried J u ly 20, 1 98 5 , at the Baker N a z a rene C h u rc h , Ba ker, Ore . Debbie is tea c h i n g second g rade in Baker a nd Cl iff i s a self-emp loyed a uto m ec h a n i c at Cole B rothers A m erica n Service i n H a i n es , Ore. They l ive i n Baker. Richard a n d susan ( B O u c h e r) Dietmeier a re pa rents of a s o n , N a t h a n R i c h a rd , b o r n D e c 1 8 i n Anaheim, Calif. Nathan a n d his u n cle Rodney Dietmeler <'75) s h a re th e s a m e b i rthday Thelma (Byers) Struck was n a med a s s ista nt sec retary for comm u n ity

Ted L. Johnson

workers and develop effective reports and p resentations - skills nurtured at PLU . " In an age where technology tends to be worshi pped, I believe it is extremely importa nt to balance tech nical knowledge with a li beral education , " he asserted . Johnson is married to Doreen Grim, '63, They have a son, Luther, 1 6 , The Johnson's niece, Ni kka Ockfen , is a PLU sophomore Johnson has been a PLU football fa n since he was a boy g rowing up in Parkland where he attended Trinity Lutheran Ch u rch . "There was never a ny question about where I'd go to college, " said Johnson, adding, "It was PLU from the time I ca n remem b2r. "

services, Washington State Depa rt­ ment of Social and Health Services, in October. S h e i s responsible for sever­ al b u reaus and agencies involving welfare, medical assistan ce, n u rsing h om es, p rogra m s for the elderly, a l cohol a n d d ru g abuse, refugee as­ sista n ce a n d hea lth pla n n i n g Thelma h a s a M , S . deg ree fro m PLU a n d a law deg ree from the U n iversity of Puget Sou n d .

1 975 AI and Becky (Olson) Letterer a re the parents of a d a u g hter born Dec 1 Kathryn Ann joins brother C h ri s ­ topher w h o is 3Y2 After a three­ m o n th leave of a bsence, Becky w i l l return to her position as a staff n u rse in the i ntensive care u n it at U n iversity Hospital in Seattle. A i r F o r c e Lt. C o l . R o b e rt D . MCLarty h a s been chosen A i r Force System s C o m m a n d pu blic affairs off­ icer of the year. He was selected i n com petition a mo ng contempora ries for exempla ry duty perfo rm a n ce a n d m i litary professiona l i s m He is d i rec­ tor of public affa i rs for Aero n a utical Systems Division at Wri g ht - Patterson Air Force Base, O h i o .

1 976 Kevin Kennedy a n d wi fe Laurie h a d identical twi n I rish son s , Jake a n d R i ley, i n J u ly 1 985 . They join sister Contin ued on page 16

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M eg a n , 4'1, Kevin is a n acco u nt ex­ ecutive with E . F . H utton in Federal Way and advises the PLU B u s i n ess School's Student I nvestment F u n d . patty (Speicher) Leal a n d h u s ­ b a n d l ive i n Y reka, c a l i f . S h e is teac h ­ i n g c h i l d b i rth classes a n d has a day c a re center i n her h o m e . Her hus­ band is a med i c a l tec h n olog ist They have a d a u g hter, Sara, 4, a n d son , Nath a n , 2 . Rev. Gary D. powell has moved to S i lverto n , O re , w h e re he is pastor o f S i l v e r t o n U n i t e d M e t h od i st C h u rc h . His a d d ress there is 2 1 5 W M a i n St , S i l v e rt o n , O r e , 97381 cathy (Coke) powell re m a i n s l iv i n g a n d work i n g i n t h e Portland a rea .

1 977 Rev. Theodore W H a m a n n was ordatned Oct. 27 at St Luke's Luthe­ ran C h u rch, Portl a n d , O re. His first call is the Saco - H i nsdale Luthera n parish i n Monta n a . His wife, Janice, is a g ra d u ate of George Fox College ( ' 79), N ew b u rg , O re. They have one daug hter, Mered ith, who was bap­ tized Nov. 1 1 at Bethel Lutheran in Portl a n d . Sa ndra ( Lamb) Taylor a n d h u s ­ b a n d , Terry, have a daug hter, li n d ­ say, 1 . S a n d y works as a post-op R N a t a Fort Worth Hospital They l ive near the Dallas- Fort Worth A i rport in a small s u b urb of Dallas Dr. Mark Schumacher has beg u n a residency tra i ning prog ra m i n g e n ­ eral s u rgery at the M a y o G rad uate School of Medici n e . H e received his M . D . deg ree from the U n iversity of C a l ifornia School of Medicine, Los Ang eles, in 1 985 and h is M . Ed . de­ g ree from the U n iversity of Oreg o n , E u gene, i n 1 98 1 Carol (Holden) a n d A l a n Ch ilcoat a re the parents of twin sons, Ken ­ neth Reu ben a n d Joseph Ala n , born Sept 1 3 . C a ro l is ta k i n g time off from work a s a physical therapist to be home full-time a n d Alan is working as a union pl asterer i n Seattle, Wash

1 978 K a r e n ( K n u t s e n ) a n d Da n i e l Liebert a re the pa rents of a d a u g h ter, Ka ri M a rie, born Nov. 2 5 . A i r Force Reserve 2nd Lt. Julia (Weisenborn) scott has grad uated fro m the U . S . Air Force flight n u rse course at Brooks Air Force Base, Tex . S h e h a s been assi g n ed to the 40th Aeromed ical Evacuation Squad ron at McChord A F B , Wash. O n Dec. 1 1 Joa n a n d Clark Donnell had twi n s , a boy and a g i rl Sister Kelsea is 2. Clark is vice- president of Interwest Savi ngs B a n k .

1 979 Lorrai ne (Larsen) Bonaldi gave birth to h e r seco n d s o n , A n d rew Alexa nder A m e ricos, Nov 2 5 . He joins brother Nicholas, age 3'1, . Her h u s ­ b a n d Louis , is p u rs u i n g a fel lows h i p i n p l astic s u rgery a t t h e U n iversity o f C J l i fo r n i a - S a n D i ego , Medical Centel· Lorra i n e is a staff educato r a n d cares for patients in the pediatric i nte nsive care u n it �t C h i l d re n ' s H ospita l , S a n D ieg o

Debbie (Ruehll Cutter a n d her h u s b a n d , Charl e s , h a v e rece n t l y moved from M i n n eapolis, M i n n , to Kent, Wash They a re expecting thei r first c h i l d in May Jan (Hauge) Di Conti a n d her h u s b a n d , Marc, have a n ew d a u g hter, Karen M a rie, born Dec . 7 She j o i n s a b rother, Louis, 2 . W h i l e J a n is busy as a f u l l -time h o mem aker, M a rc is a s ­ soci ate pastor a n d eva ngel ist at Peace Ass e m b l y C h u rch in N o rth Taco ma Chuck a n d Judy French a re the parents of a daug hter, Nata l i e Rae, born April 1 7 , 1 98 5 . They live in Col orado Spri n g s , Colo , w h e re C h uc k is d i rector of lea s i n g f o r the A ri z o n a a n d Colorado Divis i o n s o f Tri n ity De­ velo p m e n t I n c, a shopping center developer J u dy is a f u l l -ti m e d o mestic e n g i n eer Beth ( petersen) a n d Brian Haskell a re living i n Kirkla n d , Wash , but a re h o p i n g that 1 986 w i l l b ri n g a move to t h e R ento n - Issa q u a h , Wash , a rea . Brian is m usic m i n ister at H i g h lands C o m m u n ity C h u rch i n Rento n . Beth resigned from tea c h i n g f i rst grade i n Kent i n December 1 982 to b e a f u l l ­ ti me wife a n d mom Beth a nd B ri a n have two s o n s : N athan C h ristopher, 3 , a nd Stephen J o n , 3 months. Nathan S. Mamura has been pro­ moted to major in the US Army He is C h ief of the Comb ined Defense C o n ­ struction Branch w i t h t h e U S A r my G a rrison in South Korea . Robert T. Wildrick has recently beco me the senior buyer for the material management division of N a ­ tional Cash Reg ister Corporation H e i s living a n d working i n S a n Diego

1 980 steven R. Barlow h a s been pro­ moted to manager i n the m a nage­ ment c o n s u l t i n g d e p a rt m e n t of To uche Ross, Seattle, a n internation a l C PA a n d m a nagement con s u l ti n g f i r m . Steve has expertise i n mental health i nformati o n , Medicaid manage­ ment information, and program and project ma nagement systems Elsa Carlstrom is d i recto r of com­ m u n icati o ns for the Q u a d ra n t Com­ pany. H er d uties include d i recting Quadra nt's a dvertising a n d p u b l i c rel a ­ tions efforts through professional Seattle agencies Sue (Lamb) Gehrig is p u rchas i n g agent i n t h e marketi n g department of Chevro n . She a n d her h us b a n d live i n Everett, Was h . J i m Koski is i n t h e second yea r of a n internal medicine residency through the U n iversity of W a s h i ngton. He is working at the Boise, Id. veter::: n s ' Admin istration M edical Center a n d w i l l return t o Seattle this J u ly Lynn peters a n d Ken Kase were married Aug 1 7 . The wed d i n g at P rince of Peace Lutheran C h u rch in Seattle was performed by fellow a l u m , Pastor J a n R u u d , L y n n a n d K e n reside i n Puya l l u p a n d Lynn is teach i n g i n the A u b u rn School District

1 981 Carolyn Beth (Liming) Adams a nd h usband Bert have a seve n - month - o l d d a u g h ter, Ca rolyn B reA n n e . Ca rolyn res i g n ed as a d ivisional manager at the Southcente r Bon M a rche to stay at home f u l l -time She and Bert l ive i n West Seattle w h e re h e i s a p u rc h a s i n g a g e n t f o r Welder'::; S u p p l y Co

From left, Jeff Belvi/!, Jean Ladderud and Keith Folsom

Com puter Scie nce I nternships Lead TO Perma nent Jobs With Fa i rchild Three 1 985 P L U com pute r sci­ ence graduates are em ployed at the Puyallup plant of Fairchild Camera a nd Equipment Company as the result of their cooperative education internsh i p there during tlleir senior years at PLU. They are Jeff Belvill, formerly of Seattle; Keith Folsom of st Maries, I d . ; and Jean Ladderud of Kent, Was h . Fa i rchild h a d used their i ntern services on a special project and was sufficiently pleased and im­ pressed to offer them employ­ ment upon graduation "Our PLU backg round gave us the kind of credentials they were seeking , " Belvil l said . The PLU trio is working in a g roup of com puter progra mmers that incl udes graduates of the Un iversities of Washington, Illinois and Texas as well as the Mas-

Ann (Hopkins) a n d John Beach have a d a u ghter, Jessica M a rie, eight m o nths old . They live i n Columbia, M d . Lt. a n d Mrs. Mike Beauchamp ( Ka t h y H e nd e rs h ot) have tw i n d a u g hters, Mykell M a rie a n d Meg ha n A n n , born J u ly 1 9 . They live i n O a k H a rbor, Wash , where lM i ke i s stationed as a N avy p i lot Jan Abrahamson and Mark Lis­ com were m a rried Dec. 28 at the F i rst Luth eran C h u rch of Richmond Beach i n Seattle, Was h . Gayle ( EnSOr) a n d Dale Hille h a d a baby son, Shane Edwin, born Nov. 2 1 H e j oins sister Jayleen, 2 '1, They welcome letters from friends. Karin (Larson) a n d Mark Leeper a re the pa rents of a baby g i rl , Krista E l iza beth, born Oct 2 4 . Julye Neel is teaching seventh a n d eig hth g rade choral m u s i c i n Anchor­ age, Alaska . She attended a Robert S h a w choral workshop at West m i n ster C h o i r College in P r i n ceto n , N J , a n d n ow si ngs with the Anc h o rage Civic Op era I n her spa re time s tl e is work i n g on a maste r ' s deg ree a t the U n iversity of Anc h o ra g e

sach usetts Institute of Technology ( M in They have been developing a co mputer system that controls the manufacturing of com puter chips "It's a long -term project, " Belvil l said, but one that will even­ tually be i ntroduced in such fara ­ way Fairch ild plants as Nagasaki, Japan, and Portland, Maine. Belvill and Ladderud were co m ­ puter fans in high school, while Folsom became interested when he took a cou rse, Com puters and Society, d u ring his sophomore yea r at PLU. Because of his backg round, Bel­ viii was able to land work in the PLU Com puter Center d u ring his entire underg rad uate caree r. Ladderud was, and is, a member of the PLU Symphony Orchestra . Before join­ ing Fairchild she considered job offe rs f r o m B o e i n g a n d Weyerhaeuser.

Diane (Gaardner) Zimmerma nn a n d h usband, DenniS, had a baby g i rl Aug 6. She i s K a r l i Kristine and joins sister Bria , age 3. Diane teaches p i a n o i n h e r Puya l l u p h o m e .

1 982 Karen Fla n i g a n m a r r i e d C u rt Ayers last J u ly . She co nti n u es to teach second g rade at La u rel Hall Luthe ran School i n North Hol lywood, C a l if. Dea n n Jay was ma rried to peter Bruce Edgers Dec. 28 at First Luthe­ ran C h u rc h i n Taco m a , Was h . Deann is working as a n R N at Overlake Medical Center a n d atte n d i n g g ra d u ate school at the U n iversity of Was h i n gton Peter is a WSU g ra d uate and is e m p l oyed by KC PZ-TV as a special projects prod uc­ e r . The couple a re l i v i n g i n Seattle. Capt. Philip R. La ngham h as re­ ceived the Air Force Com mendation M ed a l at G ra m b t i n g State U n iversity, La . The med a l is awarded to those i n d i viduals who d e m o n strate out­ sta n d i n g ach ievement or meritori o u s service i n the performance o f their d uties La n g h a m is commandant of con tinued on page '17

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Alu m n i Are Effective Spokes persons In PLU stu dent Recru itment Effo rts Alumni are particularly effective recru iters on behalf of PLU. "They can relate thei r experi ­ ence here in ways that are mea n ­ i n gful to prospective students , and give first hand testimony regarding the value of a PLU deg ree , " observed PLU Dea n of Ad missions J i m Va n Beek. Van Beek reca lled several exa m­ ples of alumni i nvolvement J o h n R a n kin '72 teaches at H a w a i i P re p a ra t o r y Ac a d e m y ( H awaii Prep). He called to see what he could do to encourage his students to consider PLU Van Beek sent brochures, i nfor­ mation ca rd and the new PLU video, " Lutes -Something Special " Rankin told a n umber of stu ­ dents he was a PLU a l u m and had seve ral interesti ng meetings. As a result, seven i nterest cards were received by PLU, a nd four Hawa i i Prep students have been offered admission for fa ll '86. On another occasion the Office of Admissions received an invita­ tion to a College N ig ht in Los Ala mos, N. M The event did not fit the office schedule and antici­ pated interest did not justify a special trip "In the new PLU Alumni Direc­ tory I discovered that Tom a nd Den ise Dey (both '75) live i n Los

Class Notes Continued from page 16 cadets and assistant professor of a e rospace stu d ies with the AF ROTC Alyson (Remy) Nelson is in h e r second yea r at western Was h i ngton U n iversity, p u r s u i n g a master ' s deg ree i n speech co m m u nication H e r h u s ­ b a n d , Keith , is associate broker a t Bi rch B a y Rea l Estate i n B l a i n e . They want very m u c h to hear from any of thei r fri e n d s .


susan (Pem berton) a n d Martin Taylor a re expecti ng their f i rst child i n April Susan works a s a n R N a t the V A Hos pita l i n M i n neapolis w h i l e M a rti n conti n ues h is education at Luther Semi n a ry They expect to be i n P u l l ­ m a n , Wash , f o r M a rt i n ' s s e m i n a ry i nte r ns h i p beg i n n i n g i n J u n e . Gretchen Wick, p h oto production manager and ski i n structor at S u n V a l l ey, Ida , a p peared o n t h e cover of the F e b r u a ry 1 9 8 6 i s s u e of Ski Magazine

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Ala mos, and Denise ag reed to represent us," Van Beek recalled . I n addition to attending the Col­ lege N ight, Denise placed mate­ rials in the Lutheran church and the high school Resu lts to date: i ncreased visi bil ity of PLU in Los Ala mos and four interest cards returned . Jon '62 and Ca rol '63 Olson hel ped Van Beek with a College N i g h t n e a r their home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The former PLU a l u m n i d i rector and his wife are very well known i n the Conejo Va lley and attracted many stu ­ dents to the PLU table, as did their sons Eric and Mark. "This is only one of many ways that Jon and Carol have made special contributions to our stu­ dent recruitment prog ra m , " said Van Beek. Bob Aust '58 and h is cousin Spencer Aust '57 assisted Van Beek at a Luthera n College Night in San Jose, Calif. Like the Olsons, their circle of acq uaintance in the area drew a nu mber of i nterested students and parents to the PLU table. Bob had assisted fu rther by picking u p Van Beek at the airport and the trio had di nner together. "They did a g reat job of repre­ senti ng their alma mater, " Van Beek added .

Tore Isaksen is head of the depart­ ment of m e m ber services and con­ sulting for Norwegian Association of Advertising Agencies, Osl o . Tore says he lea rns specialties by atte n d i n g courses i n adverti sing copywriti n g , advertising law a n d media buying a n d handling

1 984 Jon Berg man is working for the M id Val ley S u rgical Supply Company in Bakersfield, Calif. H e is the company's field representative for Ventura a n d Santa Ba rbara Cou nties. George DeG root started i n the m a n ag e m ent tra i n e e p r o g r a m a t F ra n k Russell Company i n September H e will be a s u pervi sor i n the Tacoma compa n y's q u a n titative operati o n s d i ­ vision after completi n g the s i x - month p r og ra m G e o rg e s a i d h e w e n t through tra i n i n g with Sherry Kenagy ( ' 81 ) - "it was j u st l i ke the o ld days when she was the u n dergradu ate advisor at PLU . " S h e r ry has been the compa n y ' s tra i n i n g coord i nator for q u a n titative operati o n s for over a year

Michael Carlson works as a d i s ­ patc h e r f o r t h e Sacra mento (Calif) p o l i ce Depa rt m e n t I n A u g u s t h e re­ ceived the Department's D i sti n g u i s h ­ e d Service A w a rd f o r exe m p l a ry effort d u ri n g a cri sis situati o n - routi n g emerg e n cy vehicles t o t h e scene of a n offlcel - i nvolved s h ooti ng

spec 4 David B. Moylan has co m ­ pl eted the stati o n tech n i c a l control l e r cou rse at t h e U S Army S i g n a l Scho o l , Fort Gord o n , Ga H e w i l l serve w i t h the 1 1 th S i g n a l Brigade at Fort H u a c h u c a , Ariz H i s wife is t h e f o r m e r Jodi Krause of Gig H a rbor, Wash .

M a rc Dah lstro m and Candace (Arms t ro n g ) D a h l s t ro m h a v e m oved to Las Vegas, N ev , w h e re M a rc is d i rector of n ewscasts at K LAS-TV ( C B S ! . C a n dace is reporter/a n c h o r a t KTNV-TV i n L a s Vegas

Second Lt. ROY T. Wlering has g ra d u ated from U.S Air Force pilot tra i n i n g a n d received si lver wings at Reese Air Force Base, Tex. H I S wife is the fo r m e r Beth Carl of C o l u m b i a Heights, M i n n

In Memoria m O. T. Harstad ' 1 4 , so n of PLU founder Rev, Bjug H a rstad, died in Corva l lis, Ore" Nov. 1 4 at the age of 9 3 , Ha rstad w a s born i n Parkland i n 1 892 a s his father was b u sy g u iding the construction of the present H a rstad H a l l on campus, Following g ra d u ati on from Pacific Luth era n Academy. Ha rstad sig ned a professional baseba l l contract a n d spent the 1 9 1 5 season a s a relief pitcher with the Cleveland I n d i a n s . He i s bel ieved to be the only PLU a l u m to play major league base b a l l . T h e first batter he faced i n the majors was the i m mortal Ty Cobb ( Cobb h it a double) H a rsta d ' s first major league victory was at the ex­ p e n s e o f H a l l of F a m e r W a l t e r Johnson. B y t h e end of t h e s u m m e r Ha rstad had elbow trouble a n d his s h ort major league career was over. H e studied at U n i versity of Oregon Dental School a n d practiced his dentistry in M ilto n ­ Freewater, Ore , f o r over 50 years A n article he authored , " Baseball Was Good to Me," a ppeared i n theJuly 1 9 , 1 985 edition of Sports Collector's Digest His wife Joseph i n e ' 1 2 preceded h i m i n death i n 1 98 2 , as d i d a s o n , William, i n 1 9 78 . Survivors i nclude two d a u g h ­ ters, M rs . Helen Strickler of Portland M rs . Dorothy Fen ner of C o rva l l i s , eigh g ra ndchildren and six great-g ra ndchil­ d ren.


Cllt lan Lunde

The university community was sad­ dened to learn of the death on Frida y, Feb. 28, 1986, of Gillian Lunde, wife of Bishop Clifford Lunde of the North Pacific District, American Lutheran Church. Our deepest sympath y is extended to fa mily and friends. Memorials may be sent to ALC Hunger Fund, c/o North Pacific District Office I ' 766B John St , Seattle, WA 98109.

Volu nteers sought The Alu mni Association is in need of a dozen a l u ms to help with the d istri bution of caps and gowns May 1 9 , 20, 21 , 22 or 23rd Help is needed for any length of ti me, contact Suza nne Klinzmann at 535-741 5 .

1 985 Leanne Davis is i n Pa ris work i n g a s a fille au pair for the fa mily of Olivier Ta u p i n She h e l ps with h o u sework th ree m o r n i n g s a wee k . She h a s a p p l ied f o r a w o r k permit so s h e can work at the m i croco mputer center of a n i n te rnati o n a l trade school there. David Rich is studying u n der a F u l b ri g h t Scholarship at the U n iversity of F re i b u r g , Germany He spent the s u m m er month s work i n g as a co m · merc i a l paper sales assi sta n t a t the i n ternatio n a l h eadq u a rters of H o u s e ­ hold F i n a nce Corporati o n D u ri n g N ovember a n d December h e was i n a H a m b u rg h ospital recoveri ng fro m a serious a ppen dectomy

E m ma Ramstad, the fi rst secretary of the PLU A l u m n i Association ( 1 94762) a n d widow of the late chem istry p rofessor emeritus Dr. Anders R a m s ­ t a d , d i e d J a n . 3 at t h e age o f 94. Mrs. R a m stad was a retired school­ teacher a n d was a 50-year member of Trin ity Lutheran C h u rch i n Park l a n d . She had a lso served a s president a n d secretary of t h e Women ' s Missionary Fellows h i p , Pacific D istrict ( E LC ) , a n d w a s a 50-yea r charter member o f the Suburban Study C l u b i n Parkla n d . S h e w a s born i n Fergus Falls, M i n n , a n d lived in Parkland since 1 92 5 . S u rvivors include a s o n , W i l l i a m '47 of La J o l l a , C a l if . , a cu rrent A l u m n i Association representative t o t h e P L U Board o f Regents; H e l e n "Toppy" Kyllo ' 50 of M a n i l a , the P h i l i ppines, a form er member of the a l u m ni board; A l i ce G on za les ' 38 of Tillicum, Wash . ; n i ne g ra n dchildren. 1 5 g reat-g ra n d c h i l ­ d ren a n d two g reat-great-g randch i l ­ d re n . Mitchell E. Williams ' 7 3 died i n U pto n , Kentucky, Nov. 2 7 , 1 985 . H e w a s 5 2 years o l d at t h e t i m e o f h i s death . Survivors include h i s wife, Pat­ ricia . Lyell C. Kreidler ' 2 7 , a lifelong resident of Tacoma, d i ed Nov. 2 1 , 1 98 5 , at the age of 7 7 . He was a seventh generation descendant of Governor William Bradford of M a s ­ sach u setts a n d a m e m b e r of t h e u . s M ercha n t M a ri n e d u r i n g World War I I . H e was a co-owner o f G - K I m p o rts a n d taught for the Tacoma School Distfict before reti ri n g in 1 972 . M r. Kreidler's moth e r, Lora Bradford Kreid l e r , was dean of women at PLU for m o re tha n 30 years The U n ivers i ­ ty ' s Krei d l e r H a l l i s n a med f o r her. S u rvivors include h i s wife, Dickie; two sons, Peter of Port Orch a rd and M ike, a state senato r, of Olympia; a n d three g r a n d c h i l d ren Myron B. (Mike) Kreidler '45 d ied Dec. 2, 1 98 5 , at the age of 81 H e lived in Tacoma all of his life a n d owned Krei dler P h oto Stu dio here. H e ta u g h t b riefly at Mason J u n i o r H i g h School a n d later became a staff photo g ra p h e r for P L U ' s Saga He was president of the PLU A l u m n i Associa ­ tion from 1 93 6 u n til 1 9 38, He was a m e m ber of Tri n ity Lutheran C h u rc h , the kiw a n i s C l u b a n d t h e B u s i n ess­ men's Club i n Pa rkl a n d . S u rvivors I n cl u d e h i s wife, E n i d , two d a u g hters, R u th Sather of Taco m a a n d Karo l Cocchi of H o l l ister, C a l i f . ; two sons, B u rt of Taco m a a n d M a rc of S u n n yvale, C a l i f . , n i n e g ra n d ch i ld ren and a g reat g rand c h i l d

paCifiC LUth eran University Scene March 1986

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Lutes Win NWC Basketba l l Crown ; Cibbs JOi ns List Of Al l -Ti me TOP Scorers

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Dan Gibbs

Kluge K- Korps U pg rades Lady Lutes HOOP M a rk J ust a s Lee l a cocca turned Chrysler Corporation a round with his K-Ca rs, so did Mary Ann Kluge upgrade the Lady Lute hoop stock with her K-Corps. The first-yea r coach d irected PLU to a 1 1 -1 5 season, 8-2 i n conference play, 3 - 1 3 in district That's an about-face from the 1 -

24, 1 -9, 0- 1 5 ban kru ptcy sheet of 1 984-85 . She applied the O K seal to the performance of starters Kris Kal­ lestad, Karen Kvale, Kristy Korn , Kerry Korn, and Kelly Larson. Larson, a 5-10 freshman g uard, was the Lady Lute scoring leader with a 1 5 . 6 point per game aver­ age. Kallestad contributed 1 2 , 3 , while Kristy Korn ca nned 9 , 9 .


SWIM PIONEERS - PLU commemorated 20 years o f varsity swimming b y bringing back members of the school's first tank team (1965-66J. On hand for the February 15 reunion were ex-coach Rich A/seth and former swimmers Wally Nagel, Tom Fen n , John Bustad, and Jim Baurichter.

E ntertainer J ack Benny was a pe rennial 39-year-old PLU basket­ ball coach Bruce H aroldson cl i ngs to the teens . The Lutes, w h o lost th ree mid­ season sta rters for the d u ration, won the Northwest Conference title outright (8-2) after sha ring the crown i n 1 984 and 1 985. PLU , 1 9-9 and 1 9 -8 in H aroldson's fi rst two seasons, finished 1 7 - 1 0 . Advancing to the NAIA D istrict 1 playoffs for th e thi rd time in as many years, the Parklanders fell to Whitman 78-59 i n the opening ro und. I n a ten-day spa n , P LU lost sta rting center Dan Liehr (ankle surgery), point g uard Doug Gallo­ way ( knee surgery), and forward Scott Lewis, the team's n u m ber two scorer, who bowed out of the prog ram at I nterim break to pur­ sue academic i nterests. J u n ior forward Jon Carr, senior c e nter Todd D a u g h e rty, a n d senior guard D a n Gibbs picked u p the slack. Carr averaged 1 1 . 7 ppg, while Daugherty contributed 9 , 2 . Gibbs, a 6 - 3 ju mping jack with exp l osive s peed, lea pfrogg e d some of PLU's legendary hoop g reats with his soari ng, slamming, sco r i n g a c h ievements. Against Whitworth , Gibbs can ned 1 7 field goals i n a 36 point blitz, betting the schoo l - sta n d a rd 1 6 g o a l s shared b y four players He passed the 500 poi nt plateau (52 1 ) on the final game of the season and sported 1 9 . 3 ppg stats. Only six players i n PLU anna ls scored more poi nts i n a single ca mpaign J ust one Lute hoopster (Tony H icks, 2 2 , 5 , 1 974-75) enjoyed a h ig her scoring average in the last 20

PLU C ridders Na med To All­ America Squads M atch ing the output of the 1 980 national cham pionship tea m, PLU, 1 985 NAIA football ru n neru p, placed three a t h l etes o n A I I ­ America squads. Seniors Tim S h a n n o n , M a rk Foege, and Jeff Elston were first­ tea m selections on the NAIA AII­ America u n it Shannon and Foege were also na med to the Associated Press Little All-America tea m . Shannon, a 240- pound defen ­ sive tackle, was part o f a stop­ squad which led NAIA Division I I against the rush (47 . 1 yards yield­ ed per ga me) Foege led the nation i n kick scoring, 7 . 6 points per game, duri ng the reg ular seaso n. H e had 45 conversion kicks and 14 field goals, both school records. Elston , a 2 1 9 - pound de­ fensive end, had 1 2 quarterback sacks for mi nus 1 1 0 ya rds.

yea rs Gibbs earned first team a l l ­ d istrict honors . Ha roldson reached a mi lesto e J a n . 2 5 , registering his 200th col­ legiate coachin g victory In the final home game of the regular season, PLU fell to Wil­ lam ette 69-66. The loss sna pped the Lute stri ng of 20 consecutive conference victories in O lson Au­ ditorium dating back to the 1 983 NWC opener.

9 Lutes Honored As Academic All-Am erica ns N ine fall s po rts ath letes p roved to be as com petitive in the clas­ sroom as they were on th e playing fiel d , Six cross-cou ntry perform e rs and three footba ll players were cited on the NAIA Academic AII­ America rolls. Lute harriers honored were Da­ na Stam per, Shannon Ryan , Becky Kramer, Melanie Veneka mp, Russ Cole, and Doug Gri der Jeff Elston, Mark Grambo, and D rex Zimmer­ man were the g rid picks.

Lady Lutes Win Fou rth Straight LOOP Swim Title PLU would discover its national swi m worth at Wh itworth . The Lutes qualified 1 8 ta n kers, twelve women and six men , for the March meet in Spokane, Led by senior Kerri Butcher, the Lady Lutes won a fou rth straight conference title. PLU was second in bi-district scori n g . J i m Joh nson earned district coach of the year honors . Butcher, in h e r q uest to become a four-year national champion, won the bi-district and confer­ ence gold in the 50 freestyle, 1 00 butterfly, and 1 00 free. In add i ­ tion, s h e swam o n four winn ing relays. Senior Kirsten Olson was PLU ' s other two- platea u solo win­ ner, ca ptu ri ng the 200 fly crown . At the conference level, O lson added the 400 individual medley title, while sophomore Carol Quar­ terman tri u m phed in the 1 00 backstroke. Lute men, second at the NCIC meet after five straight team titles, finished th ird at bi-district J u n ior John Shoup was second in the 200 1 M , third in both the 1 00 and 200 fly at bi-district J u nior Jay Paulson, third in the bi-district 50 free, won the s print event at the conference test Shou p , E ric An­ d e rso n , Jon C h ri stensen, and Steve King had runnerup medals fr:)m conference.

Paclflc lutheran UniverSity SCene March 1986



Ca mps In Eight Sports Offe red At PLU This Su mmer At Pacific Luthera n , ca m pus a n d ca m ps are juxta positioned, with eight athletic offe rings on the summer schedule. Lute men's basketbal l coach Bruce Haroldson has the most am b itious prog ra m , a seve n - part hoop ca m p for boys and girls Coed Rookie day Camp, grades 4-6 June 23-27 June 30-July 2 Sweet Shot Shooti ng Clinic (Coed ) , g rades 4 - 1 2 Boys Funda mentals/Com petition Camp, grades 7J u ly 6 - 1 1 12 G irls Funda me ntals/Com petition Camp, grades 7J u ly 20-25 12 J u ly 27-Aug. 1 Boys High School Team Camp, grades 9-1 2 Boys Va rsity Team Tou rnament J u ly 28-Aug 2 For bas ketba l l ca m p i nform ation, phone (206) 5 3 5 -8706 or write Ba sk etball Camp, Athletic Dept , PLU, Taco m a , WA 98447. Contact the PLU Conference Office (206 ) 5 3 5 -7453 for information on the following ca mps J uly 6 - 1 1 Football July 1 1 - 1 3 Football Kicking July 1 3 - 1 8 Track & Field July 1 3 -1 8 (Tentative) Wrestl ing July 1 7 -20 Vo lleyba ll Ch eerleader July 1 6 - 1 9, 21 -24, 24-26 J uly 29-A ug. 1 Aug. 4-7, 1 1 - 1 4 Aug 1 0 -1 7 Hockey

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GOLF - To fully appreciate Gifford Pinchot, the national forest, and Gifford Tod d, the national golfer, one must first look at the : woods . . . Senior Todd Gifford is the tru n k of a solid Lute links prog ra m . . . Winner of four straight conference troph ies a nd three consecutive Northwest Small College Classic crowns, PLU ho pes to better the 1 985 run neru p finish at d istrict . . . Gifford, just the second golfer in 23 years to win bac k-to - back district titles, is a lso the defending classic meda l ist Coach Bruce Haroldson will get sco ring help from lettermen Steve Wolf, Tom Saath off, and Jon Halvorso n . Ralph SOFTBALL - A t PLU , t h e Weekly lesson i s del ivered daily Weekly, a 1 7 -year coaching vete ra n , whose hefty tro phy collection incl udes an All Armed Fo rces cha m pionship, takes over a prog ram which was 1 9- 1 2 i n 1 985 . . . Senior pitcher Sharon Sch m itt, 7-2 in 1 983, J u n ior M achelle a ppea rs to have recovered from a rm m iseries D. J. Reed catcher Senior . . r yea last ERA 63 . Cha lstrom had a spiffy 1 ( 3 68, senior shortstop Karen Kva le, j u n io r third baseman Lori lea H i l l ju nior outfielder Stacy Waterworth ( 330), and junior gardener ( 324), . Owens are co m i ng off all -sta r seasons M E N 'S TENNIS - Me ntion net retention and get Benson's atte ntion . . . Mike Benson, who has gu ided PLU to 1 0 straight conference championships a nd a like n u m ber of district crowns, will have 10 lettermen in court clothing Lute netters, 1 8-8 last yea r, 11 th at nationals, will showcase sophomore Ra ndall Stradling, who sat out last season fo l lowing knee surgery. Stradling was 2 5 - 1 0 and NWC s i ngles king in 1 984 . . Senior Pa ul Koessler is co m ing off a 26-8 ca m pa ig n . He's earned a share of the conference and district doubles gold each of the past two years . . . J u n ior Jeff Allen was 1 4 - 6 last spring WOM EN'S TENNIS - P LU ' s foot fa ult offe nders will face a court- Marshall . . Second -year Lady Lute coach Stacia Marsha l l has five members back from her national to urnament travel squad plus a sta ndout from the 1 984 team , who sat out last spring . . . PLU, 1 5 - 5 last year, n i nth at NAJA n ationals, Will make a grab for the conference trophy, wh ich was torn from its g ri p in 1 985 after a five-year hold The Pa rkland ers will be going for a fourth straight district crown . . . Ju nior Carolyn Carlson ( 1 7 -8) will defend her district sing les title . . Senior Ta nya J a ng was 1 5 -9 in 1 984 . . Seniors Jolene M u rphy ( 1 5 - 9) and C hris Dicki nsen ( 1 3- 1 0l joi ned forces in dou bles ( 1 9 - 7 ) to win district M E N 'S TRACK - Young King Cole has very fast soles . . Lute • thinclads, third in conference, second at district last year, a re led by junior Russ Cole. Defending 800 meter cha mpion at � conference, 800 and 1 500 meter king at d istrict, Cole was third at nationals (All-America n) in the shorter chase . . . J u n ior javel i n ace Craig Stelling will be going after a third stra ight di strict spear crow n . He has twice fi nished in the top ten at nationals ( n i nth in 1 985) . . . J u nior Peder Trelstad ho pes to repeat as d istrict triple jump cha m p . Yet a nother junior, Terry Kyl lo is an accompl is hed weig htma n. WO M E N 'S TRACK - Brad Moore is su rrounded by the fleet elite. The PLU coa ch , going after a sixth consecutive conference crown and second straight d istrict title, has eight All-America ns in suit . . Ka ren Bell, fourth at nationals i n the i ntermediate h u rdles, is seeking a fou rth straig ht leag ue crown . . . Melanie Veneka m p is com i ng off a fifth place NAIA fin ish i n the 3000 as is javelin sta ndout Carol Wester . . . Shannon Rya n , Becky Wilkins, and Valerie Hilden return from the fou rth place 4 X 800 relay . . Dana Sta m per, seventh i n the 1 0,000, and cross cou ntry All-American Kathy N ichols comp lete the eight slate. BASEBALL - Larry Ma rshall tends to get i nto a lather a bout his product, which, like super suds, I S new and improved . . . He's • got 10 lette rmen back from a squad which won the district title ( 1 7 - 1 8 overal l ) . . . Gregg Leach, a . 39 7 swatsm ith last year, has earned a l l -league recog n ition at two positions As a j u nior, he played errorless ball at second base . . . J unior tra nsfer Jerry Larson packs pop as the DH . . . J u n ior Terry J enks is an accomplished catcher . . . Freshman Tim Engman will get the nod in center field . . . All-d istrict senior Garry Leach ( 3-4) and Jim Lorenz (4-7), al so a senior, head the mound staff. M E N ' S C REW - E rstwhile novice mates will race th rough straits as heavyweights . . . First-yea r coach Bob Trondsen i n h eri ts a novice four un it which won six of eight races in 1 985 including the Western Spri nts . . They ' l l probably cl a i m half the seats in the new- look varsi y eight . . . The 1 985 eight captu red both the Meyer a n d La Fromboise Cu p , the latter PLU 's first regional triu m ph si nce 1 9 7 1 WOMEN'S CREW - PLU will flex its m i g h t in light . Lise Lindborg , who stroked the light fou r past UCLA to win the 1 985 . western Sprints, is i n her first year as head coach . . Lady Lutes will also defend a national open regatta crown in flyweight • pa rs . . . J u nior com modore Robynn Rocksta d , who had a half share in the fly gold, a lso wielded an oar in the fly four, which placed second at open natio nals . . . Sophomore rower Kim Apker and junior coxswain Shannon Tellock will join Rockstad i n the fly fou r . . . Sen ior Cari Martin a nd Rockstad may listen to junior coxswain Jana Paterson call the light fo ur cadence. .. ••


PLU's two new racing shells, worth $7500 each, were dedicated during a recent PLU basketball halftime. The Coach Smed Peterso n, named for former Lute coach Dave Peterson. and the Reynold and I rene Olsen, named for the parents of Stan Olsen, eX-Lute oarsma n and a major donor, are eight-oared vessels.

Lutes Finish 21nd At National Ski Meet In Vermo nt PLU didn't secure re prese nta ­ tion at the F e b 26-Ma rch 1 N a ­ tional Collegiate S k i Association meet at Killi ngton, Vt , throu gh politics It was Pa ula ticks. Paula Brown, Lute seni or cross cou ntry time-tri m mer, was sec ­ ond in her specia lty, the 1 0 kilome­ te r nordic open , at the 26-school Northwest Collegiate Ski Confer­ ence regional showdo wn. She was n a med the NCSC' s outsta nding individual skier. based on World Cup pOi nts, among those who had not al ready qualified for n a tionals on the strength of tea m ach ieve­ m e n t B rown won two major nordic races during the reg u l a r seaso n . As a tea m , PLU women were second in open nord ic. Sophomore Alf Andersen was

Bran dt Is Lutes Fi rst Soccer All-America n A two -year prep All -America n , G resh a m , Ore , product Sonya Brandt kept her certificate streak i ntact The PLU fresh m a n fo rwa rd was named to the NAIA All-America soccer sq uad. A first-team pick, she's the fi rst soccer All -America n , m a l e or fema le, in Lute history Bra ndt d ril led a PLU - record 27 goals and co ntributed 1 0 assists after rewriti ng the Oreg on prep ledger Her 1 22 ca reer goals at Centennial High School have never been matched , accord ing to Ore­ gon media sources . the top perfo rmer for the men 's squad The Norweg ian placed sec­ ond reg ionally in skimeister com ­ petition (combi ned nordic a n d a l pine)



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PLU Fa mily And Ch ildren's Ce nter Director Retires Earlier this spring N BC-TV aired a documentary, "Taking Childre n Seriously, " which focused on a myriad of problems faced by many children i n our society The program also featu red sev­ eral innovative programs nation­ wide created to address these problems. One was the Fam ily and Children's Center at Pacific Luthe­ ran University which taps the re­ sources of the university in crea­ tive ways to provide com munity social and family services - critic­ ally needed services which a re u nava i l a b l e f r o m a n y o t h e r source. The three-yea r-old Center is the result of the shared vision of a man, the u niversity and the Ameri­ can Lutheran Church. It is the most recent retu rn on a $50,000 ALC investm ent made 1 7 years ago At that time the church's Board of College Ed ucation provided a three-year grant to fund the PLU Center for Human Organization in Changing Environ ments (CHOICE), which was conceived as a "nerve center" to i ntegrate the efforts of the church , un iversity and com ­ munity It was to serve education­ al, research and action functions. The ALC contributed an additional $17,000 during the next five years Dr. Robert Menzel . who previ­ ously served as executive director of a church-sponsored social ac­ tion agency in Portland, Ore , became the director of CHOICE. His retirement this spring marks the end of his tenure as CHOICE's first and only director. As a management project of

CHOICE the past four years, the Fa mily and Children's Center has become operat i o n a l , fulfi lling many of M e n z e l ' s e n d u ri n g dreams and goals Faye Anderson , former specia l projects d irector for t h e PLU . Divi ­ sion of Social Sciences, is the new Center director In earlier years, Menzel served as a catalyst. listening to com munity concerns, helping his university colleagues come to an under­ standing of their roles in the com munity and directing prog ­ ra ms to meet targeted soc i a l needs. He actively sought grants and other sti pends, eventually totalling over $1 million, to gener­ ate much of the funding for these a n d other university outreach progra ms. Edwin Newman, na rrator for the N B C documentary, descri be d Menzel as someone who encour­ ages his colleag ues to listen with open minds and hearts to troubl­ ed children and fa milies. While that has been true, it is only one facet of Menzel 's concern for the well - being of many of society's disadvantaged groups After ea rning deg rees from Concordia Seminary in St Louis, Mo , Menzel served i n the parish ministry in California and as a religion professor and adminis­ trator at Concordia College in Portland, Ore. He earned his Ph . D . from the Fielding Institute, Santa Barba ra , Calif., in 1 978. In May the PLU faculty una n i m ­ ously voted h i m th e rank of pro­ fessor emeritus in honor of his contributions to the university.

Swe nson Ste ps Down After

Commencement Chi nese Professor Chen Receives Honora ry Doctorate From PLU An exchange professor from the Peoples Republic of China received an honorary doctor of humane letters deg ree from PLU d u ring Spring Commencement exercises May 25. Dr. Jiabao Chen has taught Chinese lang uage and culture at P LU for the past two years She is the first faculty member from Z h on g s h a n U n ive rsity i n Ghangzhou to come to PLU under auspices of an official exchange ag ree ment esta blished i n 1982. In conferring .the degree, PLU President Dr. William Rieke said,

"Throughout her visit. Dr. Chen has dedicated herself to cultivat­ ing, strengthening a nd demon­ strati ng the intri nsic values of international. intereth nic and in­ terpolitical relationships built on mutual respect. forbearance and trust - all rooted in sensitive awareness of our com mon hu­ manity "PLU will a lways stand in debt to Professor Chen, whose two years' i nvestment of her total self in our life and work has unobtrusively, yet p rofou ndly, helped to make us better tha n we were , " he added .

1 6 Yea rs

As Director Of U niversity Cente r Few people have had as di rect a n influence on students' campus lives as Marvin Swenso n , who stepped down from his position as di rector of the University Center May 31 . Swenson was the fi rst and only director of the 1 6-year-old Center, which has been the campus "hub" si nce its construction in 1 970. Swenson arrived in 1969 to help supervise that construction . He is succeeded by Dana L. Miller, who assu mes the title of di rector of student development and activities. Miller has served as Swenson's assistant this past year Swenson will be remem bered for the eminence of visiting artists and entertainers he brought to campus From show busi ness came Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Doc Severi nsen, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Buddy Rich, Ike and Tina Turner and the Carpenters. The PLU Artist Series attracted the Martha Graham Da nce Company, members of the Bolshoi Ballet.

Vienna Boys' Choir, Winnipeg Bal ­ let, a nd Osipov Balalaika Orchestra. Lecturers i ncluded Israeli Defense M i n i st e r M o s h e D a y a n , a n ­ thropologist Richard Leakey, au­ thor David Halberstam and a host of well-known political figures Swenson recalls one agent who often booked attractions in Port­ land and Seattle and wanted a date in between . Swenson could never offer enough money, but the agent usually relented to get the extra a ppea ra nce. Bob Hope was an exa mple. He had dates in Seattle, Ellensburg and Spokane, so he appeared at PLU for less than half his normal fee. Olson Auditorium overflowed . Today the fees of top name performers are prohibitive for a facility like Olson Aud itorium with 4,000 or less seats. Such attrac­ tions now book in the nearby Tacoma Dome, with more than 20,000 seats. But throughout the '70s, the top entertain ment and Continued on page 3

Jiabao Chen, center, with President William Rieke and Dr. Philip Nordquist

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3· Comm encem ent

bri ng s honors Receives Distinguished Service A ward

Kn udson Reflects On 1 6 Years As P LU Regent By Jim Peterson

Pacific Lutheran U niversity has begu n to a nticipate its 1 990 Cen­ tennial. As that milestone nears, there is added motivation to both reflect on the past a nd ponder and plan for the future. When one reflects, one ra pidly d iscovers individuals whose guid­ i ng influence looms large u pon events and i nstitutional directions. One such i ndividual is Melvin Knud­ son, who retired from the Board of Regents this spring after a 1 6year tenure. I n a ppreciation of his service, Knudson was presented with the u niversity's Distinguished Service Award d u ring spring Commence­ ment exercises. The award citation also recogn izes his wife, Melba, for her "gracious a n d tireless assist­ ance . " It i s easy to overlook recent history Nevertheless, Knudson is a historic PLU fig u re whose hand stea d i ly g u ided the u niversity through several critical passages He joined the board in the first yea r of the E ugene Wiegman administration ( 1 969-74) Knud­ son believes the Wiegman a d ­ mi nistration w a s essential t o the growth of PLU . "There were posi­ tive, meaningful things that hap­ pened during his tenu re," Knud ­ son sai d . "The un iversity needed to ta ke positions relative to the com munity and constituencies it served . In that self-exam i nation it was sti mulated to g row " During those years the universi Continued from page 2

cultural attractions in Tacoma a p ­ pea red a t PLU . Swenson's office coordinates over 5,000 cam pus events, la rge and small, each yea r He is also involved i n , and helped create, many of the student comm ittees on cam pus During his 30-year career Swen­ son has advised student govern­ ments at three universities. A recent survey of those student leaders shows they rate their stu ­ dent govemment experience sec­ ond only to the i r academ ic major as the most i m portant facet of the i r education A Minnesota native who g rew up i n Montana , Swen c;on earned his doctorate in higher educatlon .3 Washington State Un lver�ltv He was manal1lng the .> udent union oUlldlng at the U n'versit'J of AI er a before r,e '- mt' to PL •

ty dealt with several issues that were controversial at the ti m e - if generally accepted today They i ncluded visitation and d rinking policies on campus, relationships with minority g roups and the student role in decisio n - making processes. Additionally, as the Board began its search for Wiegman's succes­ sor, it carefully identified the ele­ ments that would make for a healthy, dynam ic, growing univer­ sity busy fulfilling its m ission. Not surprisingly, Knudson was selected to chair the presidential search committee. "It was important that we find a person who was highly sensitive ­ to hurts, real or otherwise - a natural leader who could m ake thi ngs meaningful to those peo­ ple responsible for the life of P LU , " Knudson recalled . "William Rieke was that person . " Knudson became chairman of the board d u ring the first five years of the Rieke administration . It was during that time the historic decision was made to launch a major capital ca m paign The ca m paign cul m i nated with construction of the $75 million Rieke Science Center and many other " d o m i n o " c a m p u s i m ­ p ro v e m e n t s , a s w e l l a s a strengthened endowment fun d . Knudson h a s been a leader and a catalyst for corporate c h a n g e throughout h i s life . A native of Libby, Mont , a n d an Oregon State University alum nus, he beca me the youngest lieutenant colonel c o m m a n d i n g a com bat u n it (paratroopers) duri ng World War I I . Later he was a forest products executive and moved to Tacoma i n 1 965 to d irect the St Regis Com ­ pany's research d ivision. In 1 970 he left St Regis to become a consultant i n corporate management and organ ization , helping corporations that wa nted to grow or had management problems "I feel comfo rta b l e m a n a g i n g , org a n i zing and motivati ng," he sa id. Prior to joining the PLU Boa rd he served on a Montana school board and on a Washington State U niver­ sity advisory com m ittee, as well as the chu rc co neil of Christ Luthe­ ran in Lakewood And as a consUl­ tant he has a ss is ted several of P LU 's sister I nstitutions . His caring for people has also been obvious I fl a ll of h i s associl ­ tlon After the war, hr example, he and his new bride s pent th ee mon _hs to ring he United S ate'), visiting the fa m ilies of members of

Mel and Melba Knudsen

his batta lion killed in the conflict ' ' I ' m glad I did it but it was tough going," he remem bers. He and Melba a re the parents of three P LU alums, all of whom graduated duri ng his board te­ nure. "Mark, Kevin and Kari all received a fine ed ucation a n d a re a w a re of w h at their degrees mea n. They know they have been g iven a tool, and they had better keep it sharp," he observed . Knudson believes P LU has ma­ tured i n many ways si nce he joined the Boa rd . "There is a better u ndersta n d i ng of what it means to be a Christian university," he re­ flected. "There's a better under­ stand ing of the u niversity's role in the church , i n the com m unity and in the educational process

"The understa nding has enabl­ ed PLU to provide a g reater ser­ vice , " Knudson added . He also senses g reater confi­ dence and pride, and a will i ng ness to take a leadership position in the com m u n ity ' T m confident of the un iversity's futu re if it stays l ively in response to the church and society , " he sa id . Refl ect i n g u po n P L U ' s a p ­ proaching second centu ry, he ob­ serv e d , " M o st i n d e p e n d e n t schools look at their peers to reaffirm their relative position The change at PLU has been so ra pid, I ' m not sure it can find many peers a nym ore " Leaders like Mel Kn udson have encouraged PLU to feel confident navigati ng i n unchartered seas .

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Bachelor'S, Master's Deg ree Ca n didates Pacific Luthera n U n i v e r s i t y Spring Com mencement exercises Sunday, May 25, honored 5 1 4 bachelor's a n d m aster's deg ree candidates C e r e m on i es i n O l son Au­ ditoriu m spotlig hted 449 u nder­ g raduate and 67 g raduate deg ree candida es before m ore t h a n 3 . 000 fri ends and fam ily mem bers Twenty-five year service awards were presented 0 chemistry pro­ fessor Dr Lawrence H uestiS a n n u rsln professor Dr Dorotlw C ne . The graduating class i eludes

1 47 candidates tor a bachelor of a rts degree, and 1 04 bachelor of b u s i n e s s a d m i n i st r at i o n , 7 1 bachelor of science, 64 bache or of a rts in ed ucation, 43 bachelor of nursing, 1 8 bachelor of fine arts and th ree bachelor of m usic can ­ dida es. A mong master's degree ca ndi­ d at s are 25 i n bu siness a d m i nist­ ration . 20 in education . 1 2 i n socia l sciences, fou r i n com puter SCi ­ ence, two in p u blic adm i nistration and one in music


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Nursing Studen t Receives Fello wship To

Of 'Independen t Higher Education Week '

A ttend Cancer Congress in Hungarv

Bruce Randell of Tacoma, a PLU sen ior, rep resented P L U at a creemony d u ring wh ich Gove rnor Booth Gardn er proclai med April 1 4- 20 as "Independent Higher Education Wee k " in Washi ngto n State Randell, a busi ness a d m in istra­ tion major s pecializing in manage­ ment information s;.ystems, was president of the Black Associated Students at PLU and a co m m ittee cha ir for ASPLU . He is the son of Carrie and Gil Mil lner. The p roclam ation sig ned by Gardner recog n ized the 1 0 in de­ pendent colleges a nd un iversities in the state and their contribu­ tions a nd influence on the quality of life for all Washing ton res idents. The procla m ation was part of a national celebration recognizing 350 years of independent hig her education in the U S B y 1 992, nine o f the 1 0 i ndepen ­ dent schools i n Washington will have celebrated their centen nials, the governor observed . Randell said , " P LU has provided me the opportun ity to hold lead­ ership positions. I h ave developed self confidence a nd awareness in a way that only the i ndependent university envi ron ment could of­ fer. I have increased my know­ ledge i n and out of the classroom by com ing in contact with people from a round the U n ited States and the world . " T h e week called attention t o the fact that: ·Over 26,000 students attend Wash ington State's ind ependent

col leges; more than 1 5 percent a re m i nority stude nts; * I ndependent colleges a nd un­ i v e rs it i e s have a $ 1 . 3 b i l l i o n economic i m pact i n the state and a re major employers i n Seattle, Taco m a , Walla Walla , S p o k a n e , Lacey a n d Top pen ish; *Sixty percent of the current C EO's heading fortune 500 co m ­ panies, eight o f 1 0 Su preme Court J ustices, and 27 of 33 college­ g rad uated U S Presidents earned their deg rees at independent co l ­ leges or u n iversities .

Ingrid Carlbom, a junior n u rs­ ing major at PLU , has received a Fuld Fellows hip to attend the nursing p rogra m of the 1 4th I n ­ te rnational Ca ncer Cong ress i n Buda pest Hungary, Aug 2 1 - 2 7 Carlbom was sel ected fro m a mong 400 a pp l icants on the basis of g rade!;, recom mendations, a n d an essay which expressed her si ncere interest in oncology The fellowship is fu nded by the Helene Fuld Health Trust of New York City

The 2 5 -year-old n u rsing student fro m Lund, Sweden. said she was interested in ca ncer n u rsing be­ cause it is a n area where nurses have an opportu nity to use the full range of thei r skills. " N u rsing teaches you to treat clients in a holistic m ann er, and you can do that with cancer patients , " she sa id E i g h ty s t u d e n ts n a t i o n w i d e were selected to attend the con ­ gress

Vietnamese Grad Earns Memorial Piano Scholarship Thanh Tuyen Ton NU, an ac­ co m pl i shed p i a n i s t w h o g raduated from PLU this spring, is the reci pient of the Foresti ne Wise Monsen Memorial Piano Scholar­ ship Orig inally from Vietna m , she received a degree in music in May a nd plans graduate school in the fal l . The Monsen Sc holarship, award­ ed ann ually to an outsta nding P LU piano student is na med i n honor of a Peninsula res ident who d ied in 1 981 . M rs . Monsen received a m u sic ed ucation degree from PLU in 1 967 . The scholarship was fou nded several years ago when the Calvin Knapp fa mily from PLU presented a benefit con cert in memory of M rs . M onsen .

LSU Fello wship A warded To Psychology Gradua te Sharon M cConnel l , a g rad uat­ ing psychology major from Puya l ­ l u p , WaSh , h a s been awa rded a gra d uate fellowship from Louisia­ na State U niversity to p u rsue a doctoral p rogra m in ind ustri a l ­ organizational psychology. The four�year fellowship, va l ued at $40,000, has been created by LSU to "attract the very best s t u d e n ts , " acco rd i n g to P L U psychology professor D r . John Moritsugu McConnell qualified for the fel ­ lowship o n the basis of extensive un dergradu ate resea rch experi­ ence, h ig h G PA, and high scores on the gradu ate record exa m , as wel l as her work and extracurricu ­ lar activities . Moritsugu explained that in-

dustrial-orga nizational psycholo­ gy ca n be applied to efficiency, productivity and morale in a n orga nization, i n addition to p e r ­ sonnel testing and selecti ng pro­ ced u res . M cCon nell and Mo ritsugu made a p resentation at a recent Seattle m eeti ng of t h e Wa s h i n g t o n Psych ological Association on "Re­ search Experience as a Didactic Device "

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Pam Faller

Dennis Nichols

ac ievements: Grad 's Doctoral Program A t Harvard Made Possible By NSF Fello wship Pa m F a l l e r of H i llsboro, Ore , a PLU spring g raduate , w i l l beg i n a doctoral prog ram at Ha rvard U n ­ iversity next fa ll Her studies will be funded by a th ree -year National Science Fou n ­ dati on Fellows h i p and a National Resea rch Service Award from Har­ va rd . Tuition and livi ng expenses are covered by the com bined sti pends, which are valued at more than $86,000. Fal�er a ntici pates an eve ntua l career in college- level teac hing fol lowi ng her g rad uate studies. "College years are a sensitive time for young peo ple , " she explai ned ' ' I 'd like to be there to help them, as teachers have hel ped m e . " T h e effervescent you n g scholar beli eves that her u n usually exten ­ sive research experience was a factor i n her selection as one of 505 1 986 NSF Fellows At G lencoe H i g h School in H il lsboro, she par­ tici pated in a n accelerated science prog ra m , and s pent three s u m ­ mers . in a s pecial prog ram at Oregon Reg i o n a l P r i m ate R e ­ search Center i n Beaverton . One of her reasons for enrolling at PLU was the potential for exten ­ sive u n derg raduate research . " I have been i n a resea rch l a b here for four years, which is u n usual for an u nderg raduate, " she said. She has worked pri m arily as a research aide for PLU biology p rofessor Dr. Angeiia Alexander. Alexan er descri bed her pro­ tege as "the type of person who will do well , both in research and i n teachi ng She has the tenacity to

see h e r experiments throu g h , motivated b y t h e cu riosity to want to kn ow how they tu rn out, " she said. "Her charm and enthusiasm will be a plus i n the classroo m , " Alexa nder added . During the s u m mer of 1 985 Faller worked as a n u rses' aide in Germany u nder auspices of a n

i nternational cooperative ed uca ­ tion prog ra m At PLU, where she majored i n biology and earned mi nors in chem istry and German, she also fo u nd time to be president of the Biology C l u b a nd to perform in the Sym phonic Ba nd a nd Treble Choir. Faller's acade m ic credentia ls, in-

cluding a 3 .99 g rade average, also earned her acceptance i nto a h i g h ly-rated P h D - M D prog ra m at the U niversity of TexaS-Houston, which she rel uctantly decli ned due to her preference for a future teach ing ca reer. She is the daug hter of A David Faller a nd Claudell Patzkows k i , both of H i llsboro

13th PL U Fulbright Scholar Plans Career In Medicine When D e n n is N i c h o l s was five years old , he was telling a nyo ne who would l isten that he wa nted to be a bra i n s u rgeon when he g rew up S e v e n t e e n y e a rs later t h e S poka ne native's goal has changed little. He looks forward to an eve ntual ca reer as a tra u ma sur­ geon or i n medical resea rch But fi rst Nichols will s pend a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. H e is the 1 3th PLU g raduate to receive a Fulbright in the past 1 2 years, but the first from the natural sciences "It is more difficult for science stude nts to receive these stipends beca use there m ust be provision made for lab space and i nstru­ ment ti me, " N ichols explai n ed Students i n the h u m a n ities do m uch of thei r research in li bra ries . The PLU chemistry g raduate w i l l st u d y a t t h e U n i v e rs i ty o f K a r l s r u h e w i t h Swis s - tra i n e d ch e m ist Ja nos Retey HIS esearch

will i nvolve biophysical chemistry of membrane proteins, which he believes benefits both his own ca reer a nd his chosen profession beca use it has many a pplications to medici ne Following his Fulbright year, Nichols has been i nvited to work with a pathophysiologist at U n ­ iformed Services, U niversity of Health Services in Bethesda, M d . Nichols' Ful bright scholars h i p covers all expenses, including tu i ­ tio n , travel and living expenses H e credits several of his professors with the support and encourage­ ment needed to go th rough the Fulbright application process "They spent a g reat deal of time helping me achieve what I was striving to achieve , " he said In turn, his me ntor, chemistry pro­ fessor Dr. Sheri Ton n , credits N i c h o l s ' s e lf - m otivati o n . " H e came u p with h is proposal on his ow n , th rough his own readi ng , " she pointed out

"I believe he will do a very p rofessional job in Germa ny, " To nn added . She recalled that Nichols had come to her as a sophomore asking to be involved i n her re­ sea rc h . She was skeptical. but assented , and he has rewa rded her faith by carrying through responsibly since that time. Nichols is quick to es hew per­ sona l cred it for his accom plish­ ments. " Don't look at the clay, look at the Potter, " he suggested "The Lord gives us all potential . " he added . " It i s our responsibility to develop that potential . " H e bel ieves he can b e a n effec­ tive witness as a surgeon . " People requiring tra u m a surgery are in g reat need , " he said . The son of Da rrel l and Bernice Nichols, 2 1 2 W. Dawn in Spoka ne, expects that at some pOint i n his ca reer he will be d rawn to the m ission field

Paclflc Lutheran university scene June 1986

6 Faculty


By Lesley Hazleton

English author-journalist Lesley Hazleton was Disting­ uished Writer in Residence at PLU during the spring semester. The author of four books including her latest Jerusalem, Jerusalem, she also has written many articles for national publications. This article is one of a series she wrote this spring for the New Yorl< Times.


s over 20 years since I first read Kerouac's On the Road. It was as powerful then in England as it was in the States - the voice of adventure and experience and Life with a n u pper-case L , the way I wa nted i t a s I hitch h i ked up and down the cou ntry in my a rmy-a n d - navy surplus coat, eyes rimmed i n black, hair wild, m a k i n g up stories of bei n g a W h ite Russian pri ncess in exile to enterta i n the truck drivers w h o were t h e best rides . The road was rom ance for me - not the least because the purpose of those rides was to see my boyfriend on weekends. Those were the years we marched from Aldermas­ ton to London to ban the bomb, convinced that the only war we'd ever see would be the th i rd world war, the big one, the nuclear one In fact I was to see other wars, in the M iddle East, and to d iscover that death is as final by conventional as by nuclear means. But I didn't know that then . I was i n nocent I h u n gered for experience, and On the Road was pa rt of my ed ucation . So this semester, I put the book on the readi ng list for a cou rse I ' m teachi n g as writer - i n -residence at Pacific Lutheran U niversity in Tacoma, Wash . I was the s a me age when I first read Kerouac as my students are now They seem m ore innocent than I was, yet less romantic This is a solid middle-class u n iversity i n a l u m ber and pulp port town that seems to deli berately turn its back on the misty beauty of Puget Sou nd. The stu pendous view of nea rby Mount Rainier is anchored by a line of Red Robin eateries, Piggly Wigg ly supermar­ kets, used -car dealerships a nd Live- Nude­ Dancing bars servicing the milita ry stationed south of town . There's a respect for the m ilita ry here. A

A Beat Generation Lesson in Literature and Lore of Country respect for authority I was afraid I ' d made a m istake with the Kerouac. How would these students relate to him, now, nearly 30 years after he first rocked and shocked America ? I decided to dress the pa rt for class. I tried for Ms. Cool, ca me up looking m ore tha n a French whore, and went with it a nyway. "Who's that? " said the provost as I slouched past his office. But the students love i t : they'd dressed for class too. We stretched out on the floor as D i a na , a beat visi o n in black beret, black turtleneck, torn jeans and ba re feet, long blond hair hanging over her shou lders, began her report o n the book . "Their attitude to women was terrible, " she said, " but l i sten to what else was going on . . " She read out long passa es of Kerouac's jazz prose. snapping her fingers to the i m p a s s i o n e d d i scove ry of g reat things capitalized: Life, Love, Ti me, Beat - "oh yes man, Life, oh yes yes, Life ! " Some students s m i led beatifically, others looked confused . I translated . Tea meant g rass meant marijuana BOp meant beebop meant jazz Hitch hiking was done so, by the side of the road, th u m b high in the air. More translation : the development of the counter-culture in America, and the ways the 80's a re being compared to the 50'S, as though the whole country were yea rning for a retu rn to a pre-Vietna m innocence - and a pre-Vietnam ig norance, with McCarthy wav­ ing his lists a nd people terrorized into shame and silence . " B u t the stra nge t h i n g is how m uch


Kerouac loves America , " sa id Diana . "The whole of this book is one big love affa ir with this country . "

A h yes, he was everything traditional ists have a lways abhorred . So how come he loved America ? There is a language of patriotism, of course, and Kerouac's wasn 't the conven­ tional one: " G reat beautiful clouds floated overhead, valley clouds that made you feel the vastness of old tu mbledown holy Ameri ­ ca from mouth to mouth a nd ti p to tip " No, that woul d n 't cut conservative ice. But there's l ove i n it all right - a Passionate comm itment that breaks th rough p recon ­ ceptions to strike home with these students. There's more than one way to love your cou ntry "It's an amazing book," Diana concluded . "I mea n, it could have been written for us today This restlessness, I can relate to that Because there's somethi ng l i ke it happe n i ng now - not just on this ca m pus, on others too . It's undefined, j ust a restless feeling Like there m ust have been then, in the 50's. Like we' re looking for something but don't know what it is we're looking for. And a book like this speaks to that feeling It wakes you U p l " " But isn't this sort of l ife dangerous?" asked Scott. Brig ht and sensitive, he's the best writer in the class. " It seems irres pons ­ i ble, as thou g h they're refus i n g to g row u p . I mea n , what happens to such people later? " A good question , with Kerouac dead i n his 40's from alcohol and phlebitis. " I saw the best m i nds of my generation destroyed by madness," I q uoted . They'd heard the l ine before, but ha d n 't heard of Howl. I read out as many verses as I thou g ht they could ta ke. And as I read, in this spring of 1 986, I had the eerie sensation that I was readi ng the poem for the first ti me ever. I felt the i ntens ity of the response, saw the stares of concentra­ tion and the open mouths of shock and awe, terror a nd pity. Thi rty yea rs have passed and yet they might never have bee n . W e talked i t over awhile. " D id you put Kerouac's book on the list because you thi n k this is w h a t w e s h ould do? " asked Scott . " N o , " I replied "This was the voice of a different generati o n , more m i ne tha n yours. Every generation has its own books, its own On the Road and Howl. I don't know what yours will be. They haven't been written yet You'll write them " - a surge of energy i n the roo m , a pa l pa ble sense of strength and possibility - "and if not you right here, then someone else sitting i n a nother classroom somewhere i n America rig ht now. It w i l l take time, because it takes ti me to find the courage of your own voice. But those books wi ll come, and your generation will find its voice. " It was an i m prom ptu speech: I hadn't thought it out before But when I saw th eir faces, I felt sure I was right They won 't be beats or h i p pies or punks or yuppies They'll be something else, all their own . And if they're lucky it will be some time before the media latch onto it and g race or disgrace it with a name and write about it so much that nothing will b e l eft but a stereotype I don't know what it will be, but I suspect it will be gentle A slow, gentle determi nation , grou nded i n reality. Not a howl, but a quiet persistent dru m m i n g � the dru m m i ng of change . • Reprinted with permission of the author from the New Yorl< Times, April 24, 1986.

Pacific Lutheran University SCene June 1986

7 Faculty

Four Idynamos· Young Faculty Bring Energ y, Talent, Commitment To PL U Music Department B y Connie Harmlc

W hat was, not long ago, a towering stack of applications and resu mes, has become four dis­ t i n ct pe rso n a l ities who h a ve brought a new dyna mism to the PLU Depa rtment of M usic. Through the combi, ned forces of re t i r e m e n t a n d p o s i t i o n changes, the music department fou nd itself cond ucting faculty searches to replace long-esta b­ l i s h e d a n d a d m i red facu lty: Maurice Skones, conductor of the Choir Of the West; Cindy McTee, com poser- i n - residence ; reti r i n g professor of m usic ed ucation Gor­ don Gil bertson; La rry Meyer, tak­ ing medical retirement; and u n ­ iversity ba nd di rector Roger Gard, who asked to focus h is energies in the jazz a rea . The g reatest personnel turnov­ er in the department since 1 969 brought literally h u n d reds of appl­ ica nts for these positions. When fou r exceptional people surfaced , department chai r David Robbins qu ipped g ratefu lly, "There is a God ' " The m usic faculty, a l ready a forged and sta ble u n it. had long­ ago established a tradition where dyna mic i m pact was highly valued, s u p p o rted , e n j oyed a n d a p ­ pla uded According to Robbins, the fou r newest facu lty members, Richard Spa rks, G reg Youtz, Robert Ponto a nd Kate G rieshaber brought with them the req u i site artistic, m usic­ al, and schola rly teaching brillia nce expected at PLU. " B ut over and a bove these professional qualities, they each bring personal vital ity and a commitment to colleagues and students - q u a l ities that have , always hallmarked our music fa ­ culty, " he said , He added, "These fou r dyna mos fou nd a home here. The wonder­ ful continuing faculty welcomes, n u rtu res, enjoys, shares a nd sup­ ports t h e i r e n t h u s i a st i c a p ­ proach ' " Beca use they are all h i g h ly com­ petent specia lists, all four of these people could teach at any major " u n iversity or conservatory But they all wanted to come to PLU, a liberal arts school, proving that they a re genera lists as well as specialists A word that might describe Kate G ri es h a be r, music educa­ tion professor, would be "i nvolv­ ed " She see ms to be several places at once , . . observing and advising K- 1 2 music ed ucation students and serving on com m it­ tees of the Music Ed ucato r's Na­ tional Conference D u ring I nterim '86, Grieshaber a n d Lawrence Gold, instructor of art, co-taught an Integrated Studies P rogram ­ sponsored " I maging Self" cou rse

at Ho lden Village Retreat Ce nter nea r Chela n, Wash. Describing herself as a " missIo­ nary type , " she is in the process of developing a " m entor" prog ra m for music education majors I t i nvolves cooperating educators in all aspects of the students' lives, who help to g uide and share successes as well as problems As a member of the cu rriculum co m mittee, Grieshaber hopes to bring a bout some revisions specif­ ically for the music education major "We would l i ke to put our people out i n the field earlier i n their study career, " she said , "You don't want to wait u ntil the stu­ dent is a sen ior to d iscover he/she does n 't even like childre n ' " Grieshaber is cu rrently complet­ i ng her doctoral work in Systemat­ ic Musicology at the University of Was h i ngton She holds a minor in Ethnomusicology, a study of d if­ ferent cultures and thei r music. Bob Ponto, who also describes hi mself as " havi ng a missiona ry zeal for my med i u m , " sa id , "The Northwest tradition of excellent choirs and orchestras may have contributed to a general attitude toward bands: the only thing they are good for is marching and playing for basketba ll games " He is working to change this attitude "There is some good ba nd m usic out there, written by real compos­ ers ' " he added. To this end, Ponto is devoti ng three of next yea r's fou r Wind Ensemble concerts to P u l itzer P rize-win n i n g com posers "A libera l a rts school with a climate of acceptance and sup­ port for n e w m u s i c ? Y o u ' re crazy ' " Ponto exclaimed, " But P LU iSI At most other schools , conduc­ tors a re expected to prog ra m works that a re the most palata ble,

least offensive. But students need exposu re to modern music. So m uch of the music for bands was w ritten in the 20th century " Since Ponto's arrival there has been a sig nificant increase i n band enrollment " Bob's band plays with such fi re and passion . not just com petently, but with artistic brilliance, " sa id Robbins "We're excited to be add ing a second band, the Concert Band, designed for non-m usic majors " Ponto also serves on the cur­ r i c u l u m c o m m ittee and i s a member of the Was h i ngton B rass Q u intet He holds a master of music deg ree i n cond ucting from the U n iversity of M ichigan G reg Youtz added another ex­ pression of delight with PLU's accepting attitude toward new music: "If anyone wonders if the hot d ogs right out of g rad school a re ha ppy at PLU, tell them we love it here'" he asserted , Majoring in music compOSition, he earned a bachelor of music deg ree from U of W. and a maste r of music from the U n iv. of M ichi­ gan With plans to com plete his doctoral degree by C hrist m a s , Youtz is working on h i s d isserta­ tion, a four- movement sy mphony for full orchestra and mezzo sop­ rano, "The Wi ndow Between . " In addition to Com position, up­ per d ivision M usic Theory and AnalYSis and two sem i n a rs wh ich i nclude several g raduate students, Youtz volu nteered to teach M usic History and it has benefited his composition , "Teaching h istory of m usic . keeps you in conti nual con­ tact with the g reatest music of all time," he explai ned. "As a com ­ poser I ' m deluged with wonderful ideas. Modern co m posers a re reach ing back into history more and more for idea s , "

A favorite of even the non­ m usic majors is the Electronic M usic class which Youtz descri bes as composition nuts and bolts . "This is the class that helps m usic funda mentals come a live, " he said, Youtz strives to convince students that the study and con ­ struction of m usic is as im portant as perfo rmance Youtz' persona l goal is to re­ main an active co mposer He feels h is students enjoy studying with one who is doing what Bach or Beethoven d i d , T h e you ng com poser recently received a telegram informing him that the Detroit Symphony is reading h is " M inor Heresies, " one of fou r or five pieces to be considered for performance by the American Symphony Orchest­ ra League This fal l will m a rk the fourth season for R i c h a rd sparks, con ­ d u ctor of the i nternationa lly­ known Choir of the West While mainta i n i n g the high perform­ ance standards of the long ac­ c l a i m ed c h o i r , Spa rks has b roadened both its voca l and styl istic range "Outstanding choirs often de­ velop a glorious sou nd that sets them apart from other choirs , " Robbins observed . "Spa rks strives for a variety of glorious sounds, true to the music being per­ formed . " For exa mple, i n a 1 5th century work, the sopra nos should sound l i ke boy sopranos, Sparks believes, A work by a Germanic com poser shou l d s o u n d G e rm a n i c . A n d French choral m usic has a distinc­ tively identifiable soun d , Spa rks' broadening o f choral experience incl udes the fou n d i ng of the Choral U n ion. In add ition to its co m m u n ity outrea c h , t h e "town a n d gown" choir fills a gap for performers a nd listeners a l i ke by specifica lly covering works for chorus and orchestra. Best known publicly as a Bach expert, Sparks has an encyclopedic knowledge of a 'broad range of chora l music. Robbins explai ned, "The depart­ ment's goal is for students to experience, aud iences to enjoy and all of u s to learn from the broadest ra nge a nd hig hest sta n ­ dards i n the musical arts. "It is easy for us to get con ­ su med b y the pure performance aspect. he continued , ' We have to continually remind ourselves that our primary goal is education.

" Perhaps the g reatest plus ab­ out our new facu lty mem bers is that in addition to being outstand­ ing conductors and performers. they are also marvelous teachers, " Bob Ponto. Kate Grieshaber, Greg Youtz, Dick Sparks

pacific Lutheran University Scene June 1986

8 Heritage

PL U School Of Nursing Observes 35th Year; Technologies Expand The Profession 's Historic Role

Tradition In transition By Jim Peterson

" T he more things change, the more they stay the sa me" is a com mon thought, but perhaps a n apt description of the n u rsing profession From one perspective, one sees the n u rse of today and tomorrow as a high -tech professiona l , con ­ cerned about ma nagement tea ms a nd com puter prog rams Sti l l . . . there is a side of n u rsing that hasn't cha nged at all. N u rsing is sti ll a "ca ri ng" profession, a nd an ill person's closest l in k to huma nity i n w h a t s o m eti mes m ight otherwise be a frightening O rwellian world . As the PLU School of N u rsing o bserved its 3 5th anniversary this spring, it was, and is adapting rapidly to prepa re professional n u rses of the futu re for increas­ i ngly complex ca reer roles . One of the School's many ed u ­ cati onal fu nctions i s the sponsor­ ship of the Helen Long Memorial Lectu res, which brings n u rsing professionals of national repute to ca mpus. This year's lecturer, D r Katherine Vesta l , associate execu ­ tive d i rector a t the renowned Texas M ed ica l Center's Herman Hospital in Ho uston, Tex . , ta lked e x t e n s i v e l y a b o u t n u rs i n g 's future. " N u rses a re becom i ng more i nvolved i n ma nagement, " she said, adding that "their presence there is crucial because they may be the only person on a manage­ ment tea m who has ever cared for a patient." Additiona lly, computers a re be­ com ing important n u rsing tools - for administration, lab work and

patient condition and treatment eva l uatio n . Vestal poi nted out that n u rses m ust lea rn to deal with the new tech nolog ies or risk being less desirable in a com petitive job ma rket But then she returned to the i mporta nce of the traditional role "When patients talk about quality care, they a ren't referri ng to a n u rse's knowledge of how a cyc­ lotron works," she sa i d. "They are thin king a bout whether a nurse called them by na me, or said something that made them feel better. " We represent the patient's fa m i ly, their com m u nity, " s h e:: a d d e d . " We 're the ones that bridge the gap for them . " N u rsing was not nea rly so com ­ plex when the PLU Department of N u rsing was founded i n 1 95 1 under the direction o f Freida AI Peterson N u rsing students spent two yea rs on the PLC ca m pus and received their clin ical ed ucation at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore , where Eline Kraabel was director of n u rsing The fi rst g raduate of that prog ra m ea rned her deg ree in the spring of 1 953 That fa ll

First Graduate Marianne (Sunset) Moore was the first graduate of the PLU n u rsing progra m in 1 953. S h e spent more tha n three decades practicing her profession, first as an Air Force officer a nd later in hospitals and comm u n ity health. The mother of four child ren recently decided to "take a break" from n u rsing and holds a clerical position at Dam masch State Hos­ pital in Wilsonville, Ore . , near Port­ land.

Kraa bel came to ca mpus to head the n u rsing department a nd met her soon -to - be husband as a d i ­ rect result of that move . A s E li ne Morken she di rected the P L U prog ra m until 1 966. She served alone on ca m pus u ntil 1 958, when the enti re prog ­ ra m was moved on ca m pu s with clin ica l experiences in local hospit­ als. Up to that time 1 2 5 n u rses had g raduated from the com bined prog ra m National League of N u rsing ac­ creditation was fi rst earned i r, 1 965 and has been held contin u ­ ously si nce. Followi ng the most recent N LN visit i n 1 984, accred ita ­ tion was g ra nted through 1 99 2 . D r . Doris Stucke beca me d i rec­ tor in 1 967. M any elements of the p re s e n t cu rri c u l u m w e re i n ­ trod uced d u h e r te n u re , which ended with h e r retirement i n 1 982 . Her successor and cu rrent dea n is Dr. Moira Ma nsell U n der her leadership the PLU School has fou nd new opportunities to in­ teract in the su rrounding com ­ m u nity Coi ncidentally, Dr. Ma nsell was s urgical instructor for the Emanuel Hospital Sch ool of N u rs­ ing i n 1 95 1 when the PLU prog ra m was founded W h i le i n e a r l ier years most n u rses were em ployed by hospit­ als, today there are many caree r options I n addition to techn ical and managerial functions, patient contact has expanded i nto homes and public, com m u n ity, and ex­ tended health c a re fa c i l ities . H e alth promotion and d isease prevention are other i m po rta nt specializations. In addition to the reg ular four­ y e a r aca d e m i c p ro g ra m , the

School offers a 1 6- month sequ ­ ence for R N s w h o wish to earn a BSN . A g rowing Continuing N u rs­ ing E d u cat i o n P r o g ra m helps practicing n u rses keep pace with the rapid changes in their field . Now in its fifth yea r and recently accred ited as a provider by the A m e ri ca n N u rses Associati o n , C N E P serves over 1 ,000 particip­ ants a n n ually. N u m bers of g raduates have in­ creased g radually and steadily There were 1 5 in the class of '57, 24 in the class of '66 and 43 i n the class of 72 . Classes have averaged 90 d u ring the past decade with a h ig h of 1 00 in 1 980 . The 1 986 class will bring the 3 5 -yea r total to near 1 , 600 . Dr. Ma nsell observed that the School can be pleased with a stable e n rollment A decade and more ago the School cou ld only accept half its a pplica nts. Today, the twi n factors of a sh rinking h ig h school g raduate pool and the many other career options for women have vastly depleted the n u m ber of ca ndidates And in recent yea rs, some young women with health ca re interests have opted for medical sch ool . Today there a re many career motivations; creativity, challenge, academic interest, skills, travel and money are just a few Ma nsell ind icated that there is one other that see ms to motivate potential n u rses . Reflective l y s h e o b s e rv e d , " N u rsing ca ndidates are still a special kind of person . They are concerned most a bout helping people . " •

Pacific Lutheran UnIversity SCene June 1 986



Rev. Bjug Harstad

Philip N ord quist


To Author History


Of PLU For

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1990 centennia l A Pacific Lutheran U n iversity history will be published to coi n­ cide w ith ce lebration of PLU's Cente n n i a l Year, 1 990-91 . Dr P h i l i p Nordqu ist. a P L U his­ tory professor for the past 23 years, has been a p pointed Cen­ ten nial H i sto rian a n d will a uthor the comprehensive work. He will take sabbatical leave d u ring the 1 986-87 academic yea r to devote f u l l -ti me to t h e project Nordqu ist has spent most of his adult life associated with Pacific Luthera n . He a rrived as a freshman student from Lake Steve ns, Wash , a th i rd of a century ago and beca me one of the Lutes ' a l l -ti me g r e a t bas ketba II players while ea r n i ng a SA in h i story ( 1 9561 H e later earned master's a n d Ph D . deg rees a t t h e U n ivers i ty of Wa s h i n gton . Nordqu ist observed that PLU's h istory ca n be divided into two q u ite disti nct 50-year eras The fi rst 50 years were a str uggle for i nstitutional s u rviva l ; the last ha lf c e n t u ry h a s w i t n essed r a p i d , dy na mic g rowth . His late h i story department col­ l ea g u e , Dr Walter Sch n acken berg, w rote a 7 5 -year PLU history, The Lamp and the Cross, which was p u b l ished in 1 965 Sc h nackenberg covered the early years i n g reat deta i l . W h i l e his work w i l l span t h e century, N ordqu ist p l a n s t o con ­ centrate on the more rece nt years "I would l i ke it to be a h eavily i nte rpretive work , " h e sa id, "PLU as it relates to the Northwest an d to other Northwest colleges. How i t is si milar to , or different fro m, other Lutheran schools in the cou ntry ? " N o rdq u i s t ' s a c a d e m ic back ­ g ro u n d g ives h i m a u n ique va n ­ tag e poi nt from wh ich t o view t h e u n iversity His specia lties i n clude t h e Reformation era a n d Luthera n i s m i n E u rope and Ameri ­ ca . He h a s also focused on the ways Luthera nism h a s evolved in different reg ions of the U S , pa r­ ticula rly the No rthwest "There are s i g n ifica nt diffe r­ e nces between Luthera n i s m in the


Dr Philip Nordquist

Illustration bV Kirk Isakson

William Rieke

West and M idwest . " he observed " I ho pe to explore those differ­ ences and how they affected deve l o p m e n t of t h e c h u r c h schools " I n recent years Nordqu ist has worked with No rthwest Lutheran cong reg ations in prepa ration of cong regati onal histories H e also a s s i s t e d P L U v i c e - p re s i d e n t emeritus M i lto n Nesvig i n prepa ra­ tion of a new vol ume, New Partn ­ ers, Old Roost: A History of Merg­ ing Lutheran church in the Pacific North west

N o rdquist and Helen Jordanger of Eugene, Ore , met d u ring their undergraduate years at PLU a nd were married followi n g her 1 9 57 g rad uation They have two boys: C h ris, a senior at St Olaf College; and Pa u l , a 1 986 g rad uate of Wash i ngton High Schoo l .

Video Helps Build I nterest In


PLU Centen n ia l

A 1 0- m i nute video which pre­ sents visual i m p ressio n s of PLU's first 1 00 yea rs has been p roduced th i s spring by PLU Television The video i s i ntended to help build enthusiasm for the u n iversi ­ ty's cente n n ial yea r, now fou r yea rs away, according to centen­ n i a l c o m m ittee c h a i r m a n D r Thom as Sepic It is ava i lable for use by a l u m n i , c h u rc h a n d o t h e r u n i v e r s i t y g roups, h e i n d icated. D u ri n g the past year th e com­ mittee has been developing a tentative monthly sch edule of 1 990-91 cente n n ial events . U n ­ iversity g roups and constituents a re encouraged to make sugges-

tions rega rd ing the calenda r and oth er centen nial year activities. PLU g ra ph ics artist Paul Porter has developed a special un iversity centen n i a l logo, a nd PLU Te levi­ sion 's Kirk Isa kson , a freela nce artist. is pia n n i ng to prepare sever­ a  h u n d re d p e n a n d p e n c i l sketches t o su pplement their offi ­ cial u n iversity history to be written by D r . P h i l i p Nordquist " Edu cati ng for Service - Cen ­ tury I I " is the cente n n i a l theme. Comme n ts and suggestions a re welcomed . Sepic may be reached by calling (206) 5 3 5 - 7307 or by writi ng him c/o the School of Busi ness Ad m i n istration . •


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10 Developmen t

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Gifts and grants totaling nearly $1 50,000 have been received by Pacific Luthera n University i n re­ cent months They include the followi ng: *Two National Science founda­ tion -funded programs - the fi rst: $33,810 to the Department of Com puter Science to develop an Artificial Intelligence (All track in computer science (see story page 12); * T h e s e c o n d : $2 8 , 4 6 9 t o chem istry professor Dr. Lawrence Huestis for a project. " I m proving Chemistry Instruction with the Integrated A p p l ication of G a s C h romatog raphy, M ass Spec­ tro metry a n d I n fra red S p e c ­ trophotometry;" *G rants totaling $29,000 from the Kreielsheimer a nd Norma n Archibald F o u n dations towa rd construction of the new U niversity Art Gallery; *Grants tota ling $24,055 to the School of N u rsing from the Helen Fuld Health Trust and the Allen ­ more Foundation for capital im­ provements, including updating of the nursing skil ls laboratory The Fuld Trust also gave a fellow­ ship to nursing major Ingrid Carl­ bom to fund her attenda nce at the 1 4th Internati onal Ca ncer Con­ gress in Buda pest. Hungary Aug. 21 -27 (see story page 4); *$ 1 5 ,000 to biology professor Dr. Michele Crayton from North­ west Area Foundation/Resea rch Corporation for a research pro­ ject: "Biochemical Exa mination of Volvox Extracellular Glycoproteins: C h a ra cterization of an Acidic Polysaccharide Component;" *'$60,000 to apply to the Q Club Challenge Fund frorfl Crown Zel­ lerbach; *$5,000 from the Atlantic Rich ­ field Foundation i n support of a proposal to establish a master's degree in computer science with an emphasis in geology; *$3 ,000 in un restricted monies from Sears- Roebuck Fou ndation directed in su pport of the PLU Presidential Foru ms; *$2,900 to KPLU -FM from the Burli ngton Northern Fou ndation to develop station awareness in Sout h w e s t a n d N o r t h w e s t Washington; *$1 ,000 from Shell Compa nies Foundation to sponsor the 1 986 Summer Energy Curricul u m Insti ­ tute.



David Berntsen, Maria Crochulski, Joanne Rieke and Andrzei Crochulski.

1 5th A n n u a l 0 Club Ba nq uet Features Former Polish Ambassad o r, Da ug hte r By John Aakre

M a ria Grouchulski, the featured speaker at the 1 5th Annual Q Club Banquet. sought and received p o l itical asylum i n the United States in protest of Poland's es­ tablishment of martial law in 1 981 . She and her economist husband Andrzej are both visiting profes­ sors at PLU . Ms. Grochulski, who joined Solidarity in 1 980, is a scholar i n the literature of dissent in Eastern E u rope. Her topic was, "Poland: A Culture in Crisis." Much of Ms. Grochulski 's pre­ sentation dealt with the crucial role which the Church has played i n Polish opposition to Communist rule. She also sha red her personal gratitude for the opportunity to teach and work at PLU together with her husband. Ms. Grochulski praised the quality of PLU students and the exceptional warmth and acceptance they have felt at the U niversity M s . G r oc h u l s k i ' s fath e r , Romuald Spasowski, (the former Pol ish Ambassador to the U nited States) was a surprise g uest at the banquet a nd joined his daughter at the head ta ble. Spasowski is the highest ra nking Com m u n ist offi­ cial ever to defect to the West. He is the author of the recently released book, The Liberation of One, an autobiog ra phical accou nt of his painful disillusionment with Com m u n ist ideology a n d h is eventual journey to freedom . M r. Spa sowski became a baptised Christian last year F o l l owing his daughter's re­ m a r k s , f o r m e r A m ba s s a d o r Spasowski addressed the crowd. The even ing was a particularly

successfu l LB Challen ge Nets The Pacific Lutheran U n iversity endowment fund has i ncreased by nearly $ 1 . 5 m i l l ion as the result of a challenge from Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company th ree years ago At that time Lutheran Brother­ hood offered a $450,000 grant to

Ja mes R . Kittilsby was appoi nted di rector of special funding at PLU effective J une 1 . Jim has served at PLU for 1 6 years a s assistant athletic director and sports i nformation di rector Prior to that time he was a profession a l baseba l l ad m i n i s ­ trator with the Seattle Pilots/Mil­ waukee Brewers, Sa n Fra ncisco Gia nts and several minor league tea ms. He ea rned a bachelor's deg ree in busi ness admi nistration at PLU in 1 960. Several of Jim's PLU sports pub­ lications have been judged "best in nation" by professional organi­ zations. He has been honored as

PLU with the stipulation that the university raise two dolla rs for every g rant dollar. This meant that PLU would raise $900,000 in en­ dowment dollars to receive the entire g rant amount. L u t h e ra n B roth e r h ood a l so stipulated that 7 5 percent of the challen ge donors be new donors .

Romuald Spasowski

moving experience he said, be­ cause it was the fi rst time he had heard his daughter speak to such a large g roup. You could have heard a pin drop during his comments as Spasowski noted how thankful he was for the opportu nity to live in a free society. He charged his listen ­ ers t o appreciate more fully the freedom which is often ta ken for g ranted in America . Over 550 mem bers a nd g uests attended the 1 5th Annual Ban­ quet. Q Club membershi p hit 1 386 by that evening and later topped the goal of 1 400 by the end of May. Q Club gifts for the fisca l year were up 1 5 percent to $657 ,000 a new record . The top Q Club recruitment awards at the banquet went to Jerry Benson (8 new mem bers), Ron Coltom (5) and Nora Ponder (4) Benson a nd Coltom won free Alaska Airline tickets and Ponder was awarded a dinner for two at Canlis in Seattle All prizes were donated .

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The g rant was to b e a n incentive for new donors, according to Luther Beke meier, PLU vice- presi ­ dent for development. Both g rant sti pulations have been met. Bekemeier indicated Actual en dowment g i fts ex ­ ceeded $1 million, he said, bring ­ ing the total to near $1 . 5 million

Jim Kittilsby

Puget Sound Collegiate Athletic Ad m inistrator of the Yea r and was nomi nated for NAIA Sports Infor­ mation Director of the Year. Jim's wife, Liv Anne, is also a 1 960 PLU graduate and is a past president of the PLU Women's C l u b . Their children, Kim and Timothy, both graduated from PLU in 1 984. Jim has been involved in fund­ raising d u ring his 16 years as executive secretary of the PLU Lute Club, and also possesses invaluable knowledge of PLU and its alumni.

Morgan Silve r Dollars Are A o Club Bon u s New and present Q Clu b memb­ ers receive an added bon us on the result of a gift of 250 1 885 Morgan si lver dollars to PLU from Fi rst Interstate Ba n k . As long as the supply lasts, every new Q Club mem ber will receive a coi n, as will cu rrent members who u pgrade their memberships $240 or more or recruit a new member The ba nk gift commemorates a gift made by the ba nk's founder a century ago, and celebrates fi rst Interstate's Centennial. In addition, the Q Club Cha l lenge Fund, contri buted by officers and directors of the club, is matching all increased gifts from current members

11 Summer High lights

Bach Foc us Of PLU Su m mer Organ wo rkshOp J S Bach i s the focus of a s ummer organ workshop at Pacif­ ic Luthera n U niversity Aug 4-8. Th e " 3 3 C h o r a l e s o f t h e N e u m e i s te r C o l lection," newly d iscovered at Yale U niversity, will be presented by David Dah l . U n ­ iversity org a nist a n d m usic profes­ sor at PLU, Dahl was recently featured on a stereo recordi ng released by PLU, " J S Bach and the C horale . " Bach ' s "The Orgelbuchlein" will be presented by Robert Clark, org a n professor at Arizona State U niversity Both he a nd Dahl a re widely recog n ized as Bach a u ­ thorities. The intensive workshop stud ies will be conducted at Ch rist Epis­ copa l C h u rch in Tacoma with the 22 -stop mecha nical action Bro m ­ baugh organ One special session will be held at St Alphonsus Parish in Seattle, utilizing the new 3 1 stop Fritts - Richards organ More i nformation is ava ilable by calling 5 3 5 - 7601 .

S u m mer writi ng Cou rses Focus On Fiction, poetry Writi ng fiction a n d poetry, ab­ out science and about h u ma n ities a re topics of fou r s u m mer cou rses offered by Pacific Lutheran U n ­ i vers ity 's first sum mer writing progra m Northwest a uthor a n d teacher Jack Cady will teach the six-week evening fiction cou rse and the morn i ng science writing course beg i n n ing J u ne 26. PLU English professor and pu blished poet Rick Jones teaches a two-week after­ noon poetry course beg i n n i n g June 24. Engl i sh professor Dr. R ichard J enseth teaches a fou r­ week morning h u m a nities writing course beg i n n i ng J u ne 2 3 . Com plete information i s avail­ able by calling 535-72 1 0.

LITE I nstitute Spon sors Six Theological Eve nts

For Jr" Sr. High Students

PLU S u m mer M usic And Jazz ca m p Adds New Teachers, Progra ms T he Northwest Su mmer Music and Jazz Camp J u ne 22 -28 at PLU featu res new teachers, new prog ­ rams and more activities In addition to ba nd, choir a n d i nstru mental jazz, vocal jazz has been added to the cu rricu l u m this year Band and choir classes will be offered to students who have completed g rades seven through 1 2 . The new band director at PLU, Bob Ponto, will be working with concert ba n d . H i s enth usiasm, musicianship and energy will offer a challenge to students Pat M ichel, director of the PLU Concert Choir, will d i rect the camp choral progra m H e has several tale nted assistants ready to help F rank DeMiero, leader of the E d m o n d s Co m m u n ity C o llege "Sou ndsations," leads the vocal jazz program He plans extended work in all phases of vocal produc­ tion , ensemble singing and i m pro­ visation . Instru mental jazz studies in­ clude theory , arra nging, i m provi ­ sation , combo and big band per­ forma nce, jazz fusion and elec-

Chora l Works hop Featu res N oted Choir Directors

Teach i ng Philosophy TO Childre n TOpic Of workshop F o r Ed ucators Teaching Philosophy to Children is the topic of a two-week work­ shop for teachers offered at PLU J u ly 7 - 1 8. The workshop i ntrod u c e s teachers to a progra m developed by the I nstitute for the Advance­ ment of Ph ilosophy for C h i ld re n . Course i nstructors a re D r . Dale Cannon, associate professor of h u ma nities at Western O regon State Col lege, and Seattle teaching specialist Elizabeth Lyell. Teaching at the 5th to 7th g rade level is the primary, but not exclu­ sive foc us of the workshop Insti­ tute progra ms a re available for

tro n i c m u s i c Tom Ku bis, Los Angeles arra nger and recordi ng star, is retu rn ing, a nd Roger Gard teaches keyboards. Darrel Gardner a nd Dave La meroux on trum pet Jeff Hay on tro mbone, and Da n Gailey, tenor saxophone, rou nd out the staff Camp costs are $225 for res i ­ dential students and $1 30 for c o m m uters. Some scholarships a re available. Selected jazz students will also have a n opportu nity to perform in the "Salute to America n Jazz Fes­ tiva l" i n Hawaii the first week i n J u ly Both instrumenta l an d vocal performers will be needed an d will be chosen through audition tapes For i nformation on the H awaii e nsem bles selection a nd to be part of the PLU M usic Ca m p, call the ca mp d i rector now at (206) 535-761 8 .

teach ing in first throug h ninth g rades. The progra m deals with basic life issues of ethics and mora l i ty Stories illustrate the issues, a nd teachers learn to open a n d g uide classroom d iscussions with a " real effort at fairness and critical as­ sess m e nt , " a ccord i n g to the faculty. Follow - u p workshops focusing on other g rade levels a re available J u ly 2 1 -25 for teachers who have c o m p leted t h e i n t r o d u ct o r y course. M ore information is availa ble by calling 535-7143.

A Choral Workshop for school, church a nd com munity musicians will be presented by the PLU School of M usic J u ly 2 8-Aug 1 . The workshop faculty features Robert Fountain, former director of the Oberlin College C hoir, now serving at the U n iversity of Wis­ consin; Richard Spa rks, director of the PLU Choir of the West; and several g uest instructors. The workshop will focus o n cond ucting techniques, n e w and sta ndard choral literature, a nd vocal pedagogy. A workshop concert J u ly 3 1 will be held at Ch rist Episcopal C h u rch in Tacoma at 7 p . m . M ore information i s available by calling 535-7601 .

Six events sponsored by the Lutheran I nstitute for Theological Ed ucation ( LITE) at Pacific Lutheran University will be held d uring the next four months. The first of th ree S u m mer Insti­ tutes of Theology will be held at PLU J u ly 6 - 1 1 . "Theology in Fou r Dimensions: A Challenge for O u r Day" featu res D r . Ralph Klei n, L u t h e r a n Sc h o o l of Theology, Ch icago; Dr Kenneth Mitchel l , N o rthwest Theolog ica l U n ion, Seattle; a n d Dr Ted Peters, Pacific L u t h e ran Theolog ical Semin ary, Berkeley Fa mily life, Ezekeil an d post-modern theology a re topics other I nstitutes will be held at Concordia College in Portland. A focus on ministry th rough cou n ­ seling and referral with Rev. Ron Brusi us, Adult and Fa mily life Ed ucation, LC- MS, and Dr. Carl Toelke, Lutheran Family an d Ch il ­ d ren's Services o f M issou ri, i s schedu led for July 2 9 - 3 1 . Dr. Ar­ thur Linneman n , Parish Services, N W District, LC- MS, discusses the pastor in the teach ing/learning parish Aug 26-28. A sum mer weekend conference for laity will be held J u ly 25-27 at PLU . Theme is " Eq u ipping God 's People for Monday'S M i nistry " Speakers a re Dr Nelvin Vos, pro­ fessor of E nglish at M u h len berg College; Dr. Ch risty U lleland, Seat­ tle pediatrician; and Dr. Leo Bus­ tad, f o r m e r m em b e r of the Washi ngton State U niversity Col­ l e g e of V e t e ri n a ry M e d i c i n e facu lty The Sixth Theological Confer­ ence at H olden Village is Sept 2 2 2 6 . Speakers a re D r . Richard Lisch­ er, Duke Divi nity School; Dr. Is mael G a rc i a , M c C o rm ick Theolog ical Se minary; and Dr Jill Raitt, U niver­ sity of M issouri. A Christia n Singles retreat will be held at Fort Worden State Park in Port Tow nsend Oct 24-26. Lead ­ ers a re F r . Bill a n d Sa n dra Sell-Lee, exec utive e d itor a n d g e n e r a l ma nager of C h rysalis, a C h ristian renewal center. Theme is " From Fortress to Freedom . " The progra ms are funded i n part by an $8,000 gra nt from Aid Association for Luthera ns (AALl .

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university Scene June 1 98&

12 Campus

PLU's New Computer Engineering Major First in state The fi rst com puter e n g i neering major offered in Washi ngton state beg ins this fall at P L U , according to PLU President D r . William 0 Rieke The new major will h elp add ress a serious sh ortage of engi neering deg ree p rograms in the state, he indicated . " F i n a n c i a l c o n s t r a i nts h a ve placed severe l i m itations on e n ­ g i n eering ed ucation in Was h i n g ­ ton , " he said " Facilities have fa i led to kee p pace with demand, so institutions that do offer e n ­ g i neering prog rams have been forced to restrict e n roll ment to m a i nta i n q ua l ity "

Ca m p u s M i n istry Welco mes Th ree New Pastors Three m i n i sters , including a hus­ band- wife tea m , have been ap­ pointed to fill the two recently vacated u niversity pastor pos i ­ tions at Pacific Lutheran U n iver­ sity Rev. Susan B riehl, her husband Rev. M a rtin Wells, a nd Rev . Dan Erla nder will each work i n a two­ thi rds time capacity. All th ree have previously served at PLU . Briehl was in terim vicar a nd Wells was C h u rch Relations as­ sociate i n 1 979-80. Erlander has been res ident theolog ian for the Luthera n Institute for Theolog ical Education ( LITE) at PLU this past year H e is also a 1 962 PLU g rad B riehl ea rned her BA a nd MA deg rees from Washington State U niversity. Wells g raduated from the U n iversity of Denver a nd ea r n ­ e d a law deg ree from t h e U n iversi ­ ty of Puget Sou n d . Both earned their master of divin ity deg ree from Pacific Lutheran Theolog ical Sem i n a ry i n Berkeley, Calif , i n 1981 . They have been serving at Our Savior's Luthera n C h u rch i n Bel l i n g h a m , Wash , the past fou r years Erlander, who ea rned h is divinity deg ree at Aug usta na Sem i nary i n Rock Isla nd, III. , di rected t h e Re ­ source Center at Holden Village p rior to his association with LITE He has served parishes i n Illinois, Californ ia and New Mexico .

E n rollment l i m itations a re par­ ticula rly severe at the U n iversity of Washington and Washi ngton State U n iversity Both offer com puter engi neeri ng programs, but neith ­ er is officia lly a major, Rieke sa i d . T h e nea rest major ava i la ble is at Oregon State U n iversity The new PLU prog ram is headed by e n g i n e e r i n g p rofessor Dr Robert Gutm a n n He observed that state e n rollment lim itations have created a serious shortage of q u al ified engi neers in the state, which on several occasions has d iscou raged location or expa nsion of h i g h t e c h i n d u s t r y i n Was h i ngto n . I t a lso has h a d t h e dual effect of send ing qual ified students to oth ­ er states, G u tm a n n i nd icated . The sh ortage of computer en­ gineers is not l i mited to Was h i n g ­ ton . T h e N ationa l Science Fo unda­ tion pred icts a sh ortfall of 138,000 com puter and digita l engineers nationwide with i n the next year "Computer engineering is the fifth la rgest and fastest g rowi ng of the 1 6 engi neerin g d isci pli nes, " said P LU computer science profes­ sor D r . Rick Spillman "It is growing fast, but not fast enoug h . " The PLU com puter engineering program i s a n u n usual blend of computer science a nd electrical engineering It also offers a strong seq uence in integ rated ci rcuit de­ sign, which is offered only at the g raduate level at m ost u n ive r­ sities. Another advantage of the PLU progra m, accord i ng to Spi llman, is u nderg raduate access to sophisti­ cated equ i p ment and close con ­ tact with professors. Coup led with the new ma jor is one of the nation's f i rst u nder­ g raduate prog rams in artificial i n ­ tel l igence (All com puter systems A recent NSF g ra nt is funding PLU's new AI laboratory. Although the new PLU major is only now being pu blicly a n n ounc­ ed, word of mouth has a l ready created sig n ifica nt interest among present PLU students and pote n ­ t i a l com m u n ity college transfers, as well as pros pective fresh men

Terroris m Risk Forces S u m m er Tou r Ca ncellation The increased risk of terrorist activity in Eu rope a nd the Medite r­ ra nean has resulted i n ca ncellation of a Pacific Luthera n U n iversity study tour. The th ird a n n u a l special educa­ tion seminar tou r was scheduled to visit the Greek Islands a n d southern Euro pe J u ly 8-26. The tou r was sponsored by the PLU Department of Special Educati o n . Annou ncement of t h e cancella­ tion was made by D r . Kent Gerla c h , department c h a i r a n d tou r leader.

Prof Rick Spillman, center, with Kelly and Da vid Pearson.

PL U Artificial Intelligence Computer Program A Small School First Experts believe that the i n dust­ rial world is on the verge of a new computer revolution, fueled by the u se of a rtificial i ntel l ig ence (All systems designed to use the pow­ er of computers to m anage know­ ledge At present, US u n iversities can­ not meet the demand for co m p u ­ t e r scientists with AI tra i n ing . The leading u n iversities such as Sta n ­ ford a n d M IT have exce l lent prog­ ra ms, and many l a rge u n iversities offer a cou rse or two, but p rog ­ ra ms will have to become far more com prehensive and com mon if the U S is to compete with oth e r countries in A I development Pacific Lutheran U niversity in Tacoma, Wash . is one of the first of the nati o n 's med i u m a nd smaller u n iversities to offer AI tra i n ing P LU h a s just received a $33,81 0 gra nt from the Nation al Science F o u n d a t i o n t o fu n d a n A I l a bo ratory PLU com puter scientist Dr. Rick Spillman believes the new lab is u n i q u e i n the cou ntry. I t sup ports one of the nation's fi rst u nder­ g radu ate AI progra ms "Vi rtually a l l others exist at the g raduate leve l , " he said . " Few, if any other AI labs g ive u nderg raduate - soph o m o res a nd j u n iors - access to eq u i p ­ ment without having t o com pete with g raduate students , " Spillman added . PLU l a b work stations will soon feature speci al computer eq u i p ­ ment with large mem ories and hig h speed processors, he i nd i ­ cated . Spillman believes that the PLU prog ram can serve as a model for other u n iversities. "We are de­ veloping a powerful system at minimal cost, a nd our model cou ld

benefit oth e r school s , " he observ­ ed. He predi cted that more prog ­ rams across the country would hel p reli eve the current critical shortage of AI experts The need is obvious Last sum­ mer Iron Age m agazine ra n ked the i m porta n ce of 50 new te c h ­ nolog ies and AI headed the l ist A Department of Defe n se I M PACTS study ra nked it n u mber two World econom ists are recog niz­ ing that the futu re wealth of nations will be dependent upon the utilization of knowledge rath ­ er than l a bor, land or capital H ence AI tools may be the most i m porta nt technological develop­ m ent of this decade, Spillman pointed out The Japa nese h ave started the Fifth Generation Com puter Sys­ tems Project w h ich is the la rgest AI project in the worl d . The scientific d irector of the project, Dr. Fuch i, has declared that artificial i ntel l i ­ g ence will become the m a i n ­ stream o f future i nformation p ro­ cess i n g . F u c h i added t h a t through the Fifth G e n e ra t i o n p roject the J a pa nese plan to "acq u i re lever­ age over a l l kinds of industries, at home and a broa d . " Spillman observed that AI is defined as the second computer revolution "the im porta nt one, " a n d added that "AI techniq ues will p roduce com puter systems as easy to use as the telephone " It will change the nature of the work force , " he concl uded .


Lutheran University Scene June 1986



New Books published By PLU Authors:

PLU's new 2,000 square foot University Callery in Ingram Hall is more than twice the size of Wekell Callery The Callery, which opened in March, features both natural and interior lighting. Wekell Callery will contin ue to be used for student exhibition.

Center For Exec utive Development Ea rns H ig h National Ra n king The d ea ns of over 200 schools of . busi ness were recently asked to ra n k t h e cou ntry's u n iversity­ based exe c u t i v e d ev e l o p m e n t prog ra m s Pacific Luth e ra n U niversity was ra nked a m ong the top 30 prog -

PLU Busi ness H o nora ry Ea rns National Awa rd The PLU cha pter of Beta Ga mma S i g m a , national busi ness hon orary society, has received the Out­ sta nding Cha pter award , based on the 1 984-85 acad emic year PLU , the s mallest school in the cou ntry with a BGS cha pter, was h o nored at the honorary's bien­ n i a l meeting in San Diego April 21 23. T h e PLU cha pter had developed a long - range pla n n i ng case study w h ich was used at two national se m i n a rs and is a model for other programs It was one of several PLU efforts which has provided sig nificant support to the national org a n i zatio n . Dr. G u ndar K i n g , d e a n of t h e PLU School of Busin ess Ad min istrati on, is a member of the nationa l BGS board of directors. Only business schools with accreditation by th e American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Busi ness have BGS cha pters

ra m s . Harvard topped the l ist; Sta nford and UCLA were the only West Coast u niversities in the top 11. The survey, which a ppeared in th e February issue of Personnel Administrator, ran ked th e P L U program " h i g h ly q u a l ified " The honor is particularly signific­ ant si nce it comes duri n g a reor­ ga nization of the Ce nter's goals, strateg ies and services. "We i ntend to develop closer relationsh ips between the U n iver­ sity a nd its clients in the busi ness com m u n ity th rough our CED ser­ v i c es , " s a i d d i recto r R a n d a l l Yoa ku m . Cl ients have rei nforced the s u r­ vey eva luati o n . For exa m ple, an assistant vice -president of Me rri l l Lynch, Leif Oksenvaag , sa id , " I have conti nually found the center's sta ndards to be of the h ig h est q u a l i ty a n d t h e i r t e a c h i n g m ethods releva nt to cu rrent b u s i ­ ness needs . " Last year the Cente r offered 352 public s em i na rs, a n u m ber expect­ ed to go down as m o re empha sis is placed on i n -co m pany services. "We want to become more widely known for closer, more conti n u i ng service relation s h i ps with more follow - u p and soph isti­ cated offe rings, " Yoa k u m co n ­ tin u ed . He added that the center also i ntends to increase its involve­ m ent with smaller and mid-sized com panies.

Persons Over Persons 62 yea rs of age and older may register for PLU classes for one-quarter the regu l a r tuition fee, accordi n g to registrar Charles N elson . The new policy is qua lified only by a space-ava ilable stipu lation, he i nd icated The m easure is intended to e ncourage older citi zens to more seriously co nsider PLU courses as


Oual ify For


The New Labor Economics by Dr. Cam pbell R. McConnell and Dr. Sta nley L . Brue was published earlier this spring Supplem entary materials were edited by Dr. Norris Peterson . Brue a nd Peterson a re P L U e c o n o m i c s p ro f e s s o r s . B r u e studied un der McCo nnell a t the U niversity of Nebraska - Li ncoln in the ' 60s, Peterson was Brue's student at PLU in the early 70s . The McCo n n e l l - B r u e work sta n d s out a m ong com peting texts beca use of its em phasis on log ica l organ ization of subject matter. Brue ea rlier co-a uthored a book with PLU econom ics professor Dr. D o n a l d W e n t w o rth , Economic Scenes: Theory in Toda y's World. They will soon publish a fourth editi o n . Brue used his '85- '86 s a b batical year to author the fou rth edition of the late Jacob Oser's The Evolution of Economic Thought Su bsequent editions will be in Brue's n a m e . Introductory Psychology, co ­ auth ored by PLU psych ology pro­ fessor Dr. Michael Brown a nd the late Seattle U n iversity biology pro­ fessor Dr Pau l Cook, was publish­ ed earlier this year The text i s u ni q u e beca use of its thematic conti nu ity, according to Brown . Its two major themes a re biolog ical evol ution and i n d ividual developm ent The idea for the text was ge ner­ ated when Brown was teaching at Seattle U. more than a d ecade ago He was dissatisfied with most introd u ctory psych texts, which he described as encyclopedic The professors began writing the text i n 1 980. B rown has been a mem ber of the PLU faculty for fou r yea rs New Partners-Old Roots: A His ­ tory of M e rg i n g L u t h e ra n Churches in the Pacific North west, was published i n April It was w ritte n by P L U vice - p resident emeritus a nd arch ivist M i lton Nes­ vig, with assistance from h istory professor Dr Philip Nordq uist and senior Heidi Em erson . The 3 1 6 - page work contains ca psule histories and ph otog raphs of over 600 cong regations, i n ­ stitutions a n d agencies i n Alaska, I d a h o , M o n ta n a , O re g o n a n d Washington . Copies are available at the PLU Bookstore.

Tu ition Discou nt

an enrich ment option, or to pur­ sue a college d eg ree PLU is believed to be only the second ind ependent i n stitution i n t h e Northwest t o offer a senior d iscou n t o n regular academ ic cou rses, accord i ng to Nelson The measure is the most recent PLU effort to offer services to elderly persons For several years the u niversity has offered a reg u ­ l a r series of low-cost short en ric h -

m e n t cou rses th rou g h t h e Second Wind program at East C a m p u s . Discou nts on event tickets have a lso been offered for many years. Tuition, u nder the disco u n t , would b e $ 3 3 . 7 5 p e r credit hour du ring 1 986 s u m me r sessions; $ 5 7 . 50 per credit hour d u ring the 1 986-87 academic yea r . M ore i nformation is avail a b le by cal l i ng 535-71 31 .

Buddhist - Chris tia n Dialogue' Mutual Renewal and Transforma­ tion, was ed ited by religion profes­ sor Dr. Pau l I n g ra m a n d p u b l ished i n M a rch by the U n iversity of Hawaii Press . I n g ra m , a member of th e PLU facu lty for 1 1 years, is the a uthor of many articles on related topics Other recently pu blished au­ thors on the PLU faculty i nclude part-ti m e E n g l ish professor Jack Cady, a · well- known Northwest a uthor, and Disti ng u ished Writer­ i n - Residence Lesley Hazleton

Johnson IS Th ird Holder Of Zulauf Al u m ni Chair

H. Thomas Johnson

H . Thomas Johnson has been selected to beco me the thi rd Dwight J . Zu lauf A l u m n i C h a i r professor i n the P L U School of Business Adm i nistration . J o h nson w i l l occupy the posi­ tion d u ri n g the 1 986-87 acad e m ic year D u ri ng that time he will teach classes and work with Dean G u n ­ dar King on long -range pla n ni ng The form e r dean of the business school at the U n iversity of Puget Sou nd has also taught at U n ivers i ­ ty o f Wash i ngton, Was h ington S tate U n i ve rs ity a n d W estern Wa shi ngton State U n iversity J o hnson's expertise lies i n his­ tory, parti c u la rly accou nti ng his­ tory . After practicing accou nting i n Boston, h e earned a P h . D . in economic h istory and beca m e i nterested i n busi ness a n d ac­ cou nting history in the early 70s. He is co-author of a bO Q k, Relevance Lost: The Birth and Death of Management Account­ ing, with Robert S. Ka p l a n , m a n ­ age ment acco u nting specialist at Harva rd Business School and C a r­ negie Mellon U n iversity. He i s also a uthor or editor of several books and monographs, as well as more than a dozen articles. Previous Zulauf C h air professors were Zu lauf, former PLU account­ i n g professor ( 1 984-85), a nd G. Robert Truex J r , cha i rman of Rainier Ba ncorporation ( 1 985 -86)


The Presiden t

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' Co n s i ste ncy of Person : The U lti mate M ea s u re of Happi ness Commencement A ddress, Ma y 25, 1986

President Marcus






t is appropriate that we re­ cog n i ze graduation and all that it means as a major m i lesto ne, a land mark, a h i g h point i n the lives of g raduates, fa m i lies and friends. To this end we flood our senses with pageantry in color of gowns and ba n n ers, stirring music, emo­ tions of joy, congratu lations and acco m plish ments, and even a few brave - who knows how wise words from the pres i d e n t . I n short, we celebrate I

We celebrate the fact that bac­ calau reate and master's ca ndi­ dates have worked hard and long to become minority g roups in the population of the U n ited states . Less tha n 1 9 percent of our popu­ lation holds a baccalau reate de­ g ree and only one in twenty has a master's degree. Of cou rse, there are rewards for having atta ined such m i nority status . On the fi n a n ­ cia l side alone, data from t h e U . S . Burea u o f t h e Census esta blish that. depending on age a nd gen­ der, a person with a bacca laureate deg ree will ea rn % to % of a m illion dollars more over a working life spa n than one who has no such deg ree. So we celebrate - cele­ brate for the grad uates, even those who as with my son today managed to cra m h i s fou r years into five. We c e l e b r a te too for the fa milies a nd friends who have supported the g raduates. Today they justifiably know button-pop­ ping pride and wonderfu lly en­ ha nced fiscal hea lth as at last a tou rniq uet is appl ied to the wallet

to stau nch the financial hem or­ rhage of su pporti ng years n ow comp leted The u n iversity celebrates, too! The people i n it are g ratified by you r accomplishments And even the president celebrates, for by vi rtue of havi ng presided now over 26 com mencem ent exercises at PLU he knows with progressive­ ly i ncreasing cla rity the ti me of com mencement is not reached without personal and professio n a l anxiety, stress, a n d tra u m a of g reat i ntensity as all the activities of the final weeks and days a re com pleted . 1 985/86 has been a very good yea r Among the t h ree co m ­ mencements of the year, 679 persons will have received bac­ ca laureate deg rees, a nd master's deg rees will have been received by 1 5 1 persons, the highest n u m ber of master's deg rees i n the last six years and the third highest n u m b ­ e r of bacca lau reate deg rees But now it will soon be ended . Th e " p rotected t i m e " a b o u t which I spoke a t open ing convoca­ tion this fa ll will soon be gone forever Time protected so that criticizing a nd being criticized a re seen as freedoms essential to the learni ng p rocess a nd hence pro­ tected without concern for per­ sonal recrimi nati o n , job security, or progress That protection is lost now as one leaves the ca m pus settin g . Time protected to study, learn, and work. Diffi cult studies, demanding work loads, but a l l with prescri bed parameters - set l i m i ts . T h a t protect i o n , too, vanishes with commenceme n t , for life knows no l i m its to what it will demand of you , and the only para m eters of the work place a re the pressures of performance for success. While we celebrate com mence­ ment then, we also experience the a nxiety of a ntici pati ng a n u ncer­ ta in futu re. Even if questions of em ployment. adapting to un pro­ tected time, relating to a hoped for spouse or new family situation - even if a l l these are answered, how ca n we know for certa in that the future w i l l bring h appiness? Is it not h appi ness, after a l l , that we seek most? Recently, and in the mistaken notion that u n ivers ity presidents have money, a national fi nancial investment institution sent me a promotional broc h u re . It spoke of CONSISTE N C Y ! " Cons istency," it sa id, "is u n i m pressed with a single success. It confers medals only upon those who burn brig htly with the repetition of ach ieve­ ment. It is more than a promise. It is performance over time. Consis­ tency means never resti ng on yo u r laurels; never taking you r talent for granted . It i s the visible

proof that we are as good as we think we a re . " I thought o f you , the graduates, as I read those words about con ­ sistency " Performance ove r time, never resti ng on your l a u rels . " That i s what h a s bro u g ht you to the land m a rk we celebrate today, a n d w i l l serve you in the futu re. I thoug ht of my own life as wel l, now at the m idpoint of its sixth decade. With performa nce over time and never resting on laurels, there have bee n what many would call successes. In repeated cycles a n d st rugg les of u ps and downs t h ro u g h g ra d e s c h o o l . h i g h school. college, medical school , facu lty positions of instructor, assistant professor, associate pro­ fessor, ful l professor, a deanship, beco m i ng a vice cha ncellor, a n e x ecutive vice chancellor, a n d t h e n a president s o m e would say consistency of performa nce has produced success, and obviously if success, then ha ppiness! But is that true? Is happi ness tied to, determ i ned a n d con ­ d itio ned by success as j ust de­ fined? Is it? Was I any h a ppier or did I have a g reater sense of personal worth when I was a full professor tha n when I was a lowly instructor? Paid better, to be sure, and given both more authority a n d respons i b i lity to accomplish more, but was I happier? Was my sense of self worth g reater? st. J o h n of the Cross writes, " I am n o t m a d e or u n made b y the thi ngs w h i ch happen to me, but by my reactions to them . " A powerful truth . It is not the suc­ cesses, nor even woul d it have been the fa i l u res I knew that determ ines my happiness, but rather my understa nding of, my reactions, to them . Happiness is no one's responsibi lity but you r own . I t comes not b y w hat others do for or to you , not even by what you do for you rself i n terms of co m peti ng for success, but it comes from what you think of yourself. Is m y sense of consistency of happiness, consistency of person ­ a l worth identified with my h aving attai ned the position of president of a g reat un iversity? If it is, what ha ppens to it when i nevitably some day, either by my choice or that of others, I am no longer president? But you see, I am not president That is only what I d o . Who I a m is a son of God - ca lled by his love to serve his creatio n . That under­ sta nding of personal identity has been consistent in all the pos i­ tions, high and low, I have held, and has provided certainty of consistent personal worth and consistent happiness, even when stressed . Continued on page 1 6

paCifiC Lutheran university SCene June 1986


The Absa rokee Rest sto p I think they cal l Mo nta na the Big Sky country because underneath the big sky is Inte rstate 90 that seems to stretch from dawn to dusk no matter what ti me of the day you' re on it Driving on the hig hway in Monta na is better than d ee p b reat h i n g exercises and spri ngti me i n the Rockies is more than just a balla d . It is a new d i mension, a new understanding of life itself. It was Sunday, the Lord's Day What a day! I was homeward bound from Billi ngs after yet one m o re c h u rch convention . The Rockies, the rivers and meadows invited my spirit to renewal and, even thoug h I didn't wa nt to rest, I wa nted to stop. Absarokee is not a household word , even to sea ­ soned travelers l ike myself, but the rest stop nea r this village suggested that a serendipitous experience awaited me.

The larks were still singing and it had warmed u p enough so that bees and birds, bugs and beetles joi ned in the chorus of praise Then I hea rd the crackle of the wings of a g rasshopper It seemed too ea rly in the season, but the sound and the in spiration of the morning reca lled days of long ago. G rasshoppers played an i m por­ ta nt role in my l ife, even if they weren't always the most beloved of God's creatures. In the d ry years on the farmlands I remembered the roadways m oving in slow motion, covered by a carpet of g rasshoppers I remembered that they were the scourge of the wheat g rowers and the compan­ ions of droug ht. But I remem­ bered more. Days long ago when, with my cousin, I ra n through meadows with butterfly nets to entrap the g rasshoppers which

would serve as bait for the goldeye fishing Soon a car with a M i n nesota license plate joi ned m i n e . An old timer, looking a l ittle i ncong ruent with his dark Hollywood glasses, sidled up to my picnic ta ble and began a conversatio n . When I saw his three- inch wide belt held to­ gether with a brassy buckle with a John Deere tractor on it, I knew he was "good people " Maybe it was my balding head that started h i m off with stories of t h e good old days It was good conversation, a bout bugs and beetles a n d dan­ d el i o n s and g rasshoppers and droug hts and the good old days. I wanted to tal k to him a bout the church, but somehow I never got around to it. Th ree days of church

By Harvey Neufeld Executive Di rector, Church Relations

Continued on page 1 6

I n s u ra n ce ' Life S h a re' P l a n Can Benefit U n ive rs ity Every now a nd then someone comes u p with an idea that seems so sim ple, and yet so potentia lly mea ni ngfu l , that you wonder why it hasn't a l ready been proposed One such idea is ca lled " Life Share . " The idea i s this: a person g ives a pe rcentage ( 1 % , 5 % , 1 0% ) of h is/her insurance policy to a chari ­ ty l i ke PLU with the U n iversity na med as a beneficiary For exa m ­ ple, i f the pol icy h a s a face va lue of $50,000, and PLU is na med a 2 % beneficiary, the Un iversity wou ld eventually receive $1 ,000.

Such a plan is simple - all one has to do is contact his/her insur­ ance agent and tell that agent that he/she would l i ke to include P LU for 1 % , 2 % , or 5% (or whatever percent desired ) of the proceeds of the policy A change of be­ neficia ry form from the company is all that is needed The plan is also meaningful. An i n d ivid ual ca n design ate a small percentage of an i nsurance policy, which represents a very m inor portion of the total va lue. Howev­ er, when many people do this, the cu m u l ative effect c a n b e tremendous.

A n um ber of pers o n s have shown interest in th is " Life Share" p rogra m It costs an individual nothing now, only a tiny share of a n insurance policy later An additional bon us is that such an insu rance g ift qua lified as a deferred g ift, entitling the donor to membership in the Heritage Society. For more information, either on the " Life Share" prog ra m or the Heritage Society, call or write: Ed

By Ed Larson Director of Planned Giving

Larson, Director of Planned Giving, Office of Development, PLU, Taco­ ma, WA 98447, (206) 535-7420 (collect)

a C l u b C h u rch Divi s i o n TO PS 1 00 M e m be rs Over 1 75 pastors and delegates representing nearly 90 congrega­ tions gathered together for a special l u nch on April 26th . The occasion was the Third Annual C h u rch Division Tha n k You Lunc­ heon for Q Club congregations at the North Pacific District ALC con ­ ve ntion in Seattle. Thanks to the efforts of many volu nteers over the past two y e a rs, 3 2 new c h u rches have joi ned the Q Club. That brings our total to 1 05 congregations - up over 43 percent from our mem-

bership at the first Church D ivision Lu ncheon in 1 984. Jon Dahlstrom, a g raduating senior at PLU was the g uest speak ­ e r . He is the son of a pastor from South Dakota and a politica l sci ­ ence major who worked and car­ ried a "B" average. This past year Dahlstrom headed PLU's Senior Gift prog ra m which raised $28,000 in pledges to be pa id over a s-yea r period from the class of 1 986 . Himself the recipient of the kind of financial aid the Q Club pro­ vides, Dahlstrom noted how critic­ al scholarship support is to most students. "I know I couldn't have

made it through PLU without it, " he said, "I'd l ike to tha n k you on behalf of other students like my­ self for you r cong regation's sup­ port of the University . " While few of those p resent a t the lu ncheon were P L U alumni, many shared a con nection to the U n iversity t h ro ug h r e l a ti v e s , f r i e n d s o r fe l l ow c h u rc h members . Cong regations who vote to sup­ port PLU's Annual Fund through Q C l u b gifts of at least $240 a year p rovide a visible and tangible affir­ mation of the inte rdependence of the U niversity and the Church .

By John D_ Aakre Executive D i rector, A n n u a l Fund

New Q C l u b members si nce the last issue of SCE N E : Senior Fellow N�set. N M and Th elm , IncreaSe to Senior FellOW

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Lutheran UnIVersity SCene June



A lumni

C o n g ratu l ati o n s '86 Grad s ! Yo u Are Now Al u m n i

By Walter Shaw Director of Alumni Relations

You are not only to be con­ g ratulated on successfully com ­ pleting four years of challe n ges and demanding study but for recog n i z i n g that w h i le your edu ­ cation was expens ive someone hel ped you and you were willi n g to help those who follow by pled g i n g $27,300 as a class gift to your U n ivers ity That's what life is all about: showing concern for, caring for, a n d helping one another. We love

you all and want to conti nue to share i n your joys and sorrows, your successes and crises. Stay i n touch with each other and your U n iversity th roug h the Alu m n i offi ce. stay i nvolved, become a part of your class representative com mi ttee, attend homecoming and alumni events i n your a rea, ta lk about PLU to others and refer the names of prospective stu ­ dents to the Ad missions office.

Class Notes 194' Orland C. Asp e r died on April 4, 1 986.

1951 Lazarus S. politakis, senior vice president of Puget Sound National Ba nk and Puget So und Bancorp, has been n a m ed executive vice president of both companies

1953 Beverly Bancroft has received her P h . D . deg ree in educational a d m ini st­ ration from Michigan State U niversity, East La nsing She was awarded the Citation for Academic Excellence in

her field a nd co-auth ored an article in the March 1 985 issue of Educational Lea dership Her t h ree child ren are also completing deg rees at various un iver­ sities.

Dr. Grace Foege Holmes, associate professor of preventative medicine and pediatrics at Kansas Medical Cent­ er, has developed an infant develop­ ment screening chart which has at­ tracted international attention. The Kansas Infant Development Screen (KIDS) uses 80 commonly accepted pediatric milestones to measure a child's development from b i rth to 24 months. It has been translated and is being used in the People's Repu b l ic of China.

Continued on page 1 7



Tell us when a classmate does something you feel he or she should be reco g n i zed for beca use most of us don't "toot o u r own horn" as much as we should. You g raduated fro m a g reat u n iversity, and being a " LUTE" is someth i n g specia l . YOU are some­ th i n g special and we want to hear from you . M a y G od r i c h ly b l e s s y o u r efforts .

RIeke... Continued from page 14

Consistency of person is the ultimate measure of worth. You, too, all of you , have such a sense, fo r whether or not we acknow­ ledge it. each of us is called by God to serve, loved by God for our intrinsic value independentof per­ formance and hence assured by God of co nsistent h a ppiness. And so at com mence ment we celebrate . We wish you consistent and lifelong success We affi rm and a d m i re you and your atta i n ­ ments, but most of a l l we want for y o u , g ra d u a tes, f a m i l i es a n d friends, that u ndersta nding that only God-derived conS istency of person is the ulti mate measu re of happi ness and worth God bless and g u ide us all to that l ife enabling convictio n '

(Official ballot to be returned by September 1 , 1 986)

(Two boxes are provided for each nominee - second box to be used ONLY if both husband and wife are PLU alums)

FOUR TO BE ELECTED TO A 4 YEAR TERM (vote for fou r )

o 0 Bonnie Anderson '66

o 0 Jack Oliver '66



o 0

o 0 Jan Osterloh '60

Ka ri n Ericson '75




o 0 Bev Hatlen '66

o 0 Donna Lewis '57



o 0 Afton Schafer '48

o 0 Bryan Stockdale '85



o 0 Arne Strand '38 D O



Disti ngu ished Alumnus Alum of the Year Heritage

Return to : Alumni Office, Nesvig Alumni Center, PLU, -;acoma, WA 98447

Neufeld. . . Continued from page 15

c o n ve nti oneering had left me l i m p with i n spiration Besides, it seems that ta lk a bout an i nstitu ­ tion at that poi nt i n the conversa­ tion w ith the gentle, old man would have s poiled the worship with the larks and bugs and bees and wh ite-ca p ped mou ntains and green val leys I was re mi nded of the scri pture which says rocks a nd stones could be made to rise u p to praise o u r Lord . So here were rocks and stones and bugs and beetles and g rasshoppers could the fi nest organ in the land d u p l i ­ cate the sound of the lark ? Could a sermon crackle l i ke the w i ngs of a grasshopper? The old man and I walked to o u r cars . "They rea lly d rive fast here, don't they?" he said to me And I replied, "Yes, but it was good to stop a nd ta l k with you " I left h i m with a word o f peace I had a l ready worshi pped once that morn i n g , but the Absarokee rest stop may have provided the deeper experience The practice of the presence of Ch rist is open to those who stop once in awhile.

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17 Alumni

Class Notes Continued from page 16

1954 Ernest Thom pson became pastor

of the E l g i n - H i g h land Lutheran Parish of E l g i n , IA i n May after serving as pastor of Palestine Lutheran C h u rc h , H U x l ey, IA f o r 1 9 years

1959 Knut a n d J a net ( P eter son '78) S l<a l lerud had a dau g hter April 1 9 ,

1 986, born i n Sandvi ka , N o rway Jon Wefa ld, chancellor of M i n ­ nesota's seven-school state u n iversity system was named as p resident of Kansas State U n iversity (see story page 1 9)

1962 Beth ( E rkki l a ) Gembus is living i n S t Thomas, U S Virg i n Islands where her h u sband is in charge of a Forei g n Sales Corporation office. She is work­ ing in the kindergarten department of a p rivate school. Sandra (Tynes) Hagevlk has been appoi nted assistant dean of the Col­ lege of Busi ness Ad min istratio n and the Graduate School of Busi ness and Pu blic Management at the U n iversity of Denver. Dea nna Ha nson has taught for s e vera l years at the International School i n Tu nis , Tunisia. She previously ta ught in Japan, Germany, and Bel ­ levue, WA Karen (Toffle) Toreson of Spokane i s pri nCipa l of a n elementary school in the Spokane Va lley District

Alums TO Write Musica l Revue For ALC Final Nationa l Conve ntion J udy (Carlson 7 7 ) H u l bert and David C hase 76 of New York C ity have been commissioned to write the m usical show for the final national convention of the Luthe­ ra n C h u rch in America . The hou r-and-a- half musical re­ vue will be presented at M i l ­ waukee, (Wise ) Performing Arts Ce nter Aug 29, and will be d i rect­ ed by Pa ul La m mers, a di rector of the dayti me serial "As The World Turn s . " Work ing title o f the musical i s "Su nday M o rni ng Live , " a ta keoff on "Saturday Night Live . " It w i l l feature original songs, skits, spe­ c i a l t y a c t s , a n d m u lt i - m e d i a effects . Hu lbert a n d Chase have been i nvolved in creative endeavors i n New York C ity s i nce shortly after g raduation . Their fi rst musical, " Eat the C lOCk, " ran for seven months off off-Broadway and re­ ceived several good reviews They a re presently ma rketing the s how to regional theaters across the cou ntry. To date, theaters in Flori ­ da, M i n nesota a n d Washi ngton,

David A. H o l m Q u ist has received a M . D i v d e g re e f r o m Wa r t b u r g Theological Seminary. H e resumed semi nary tra i n i n g after 14 years in the business world in the Portland and Vancouver a reas.




Karen Bustad is l isted as one of the top twenty runners i n the Puget Sou nd a rea The listi ng, w h ich i ncl uded both men and women, was p u b lished i n the spring issue of sports North ­ west Karen is a d istance r u n n er.

Lee and S usan (Lunnam) Casper­ son are the pa rents of a son, Andrew



B i l l Allen ma rried wife Darcy i n 1 983 . H e runs his own bus iness, a brokerage of computer products and p rofessional su pport services for inde­

Fra n k a nd Barbara ( Ba u e r '64) DeFreytas h ave opened the North

Garden I n n in Bellingha m , Was h . The I n n is located i n a n 1 896 house which is o n the H i storic Register


Ga ry L. Habed a n k is a first vice president at Sheerson Lehman B roth ­ ers in Tacoma . Gary also serves on the boa rd of trustees at Annie Wright School and the Tacoma Art Muse u m . His wife, Kathryn (Czyhold '66) re­ cently com pleted her term as dean of the Tacoma chapter of the American Guild of Organists She is chai rman of the m usic department at Annie Wright School. Kathryn will conti n u e h e r studies i n Switzerland d u ring the sum­ mer of 1 986. Gary and Kathryn reside in Tacoma with daug hters Silke (1 3) and Anne (1 1 ) .

dinator a n d record reviewe r . Editor- in-Chief i s Phyllis (Booth ) Schneider, a 1 969 PLU a l u m . J udy contin ues t o write for child re n 's textbooks a n d readings s e ri e s . she and her husband, Dua ne, a concert pian ist. beca me parents for the fi rst time at the end of May

m oved to 909 Montague Loop, Eagle River, AK 99577 where Larry is chief co uncil for the Alaska Railroad Corp Their children a re M att h e w , 8% , Jeremy, 6% , Adam 4'12 and an adopted K o rea n d a u g h t e r , S u z a n n e , 2 1 months.

January He is cu rrently chairing the Snohomish County Centennia l Com ­ mittee, the League of Snohomish Cou nty Historical Organ izations and the Monte Cristo Preservation Associ­ ation .


D . C . have expressed i nterest The partners are worki ng on a new musical a n d have written songs for i nd u stria l films and shows, i ncl uding the theme song for an award -winning New York Telephone Industrial film Both also work for Young Miss magazine H ulbert is contri buting editor a n d C hase i s editorial coor-

La rry and El len (Wood ' 7 5) have

Dave Ca m e r o n - w i fe N a n c y (Thompson '64) - received h i s P h . D . i n

Michael a n d Anne (Fenn '65) Cate a re the parents of E m ily, 20 months old

Judy Hulbert, David Chase

Robert I. Kreiger, a toxicologist at Washi ngton State U n iverSity, has won the 1 986 Toxicology Education award from the national Society of Toxicolo­ gy The award is presented for disti n g ­ u ished teaching and training o f tox­ icologists a n d for sig n ificant contri b u ­ tions t o edu cation in t h e broad field of toxicology David L. Pearson is an associate p rofessor of biology at Pen n State U . H e i s com pleting a five year grant for ecological study of insects in India .

Lee, born Sept 1 6 , 1 985. He joins sisters J u lie (8), Ja net (6) and brother Robert ( 3 1 . David G i les, a Seattle buSinessm a n , is planning t o run f o r Cong ress i n Washi ngton 's 8th Cong ression a l Dis­ trict His opponent is incumbent Rep Rod Chandler, (R) Redmond .

1973 P h i l i p a nd Leanne (Scharf) F u rth annou nce the bi rth of a daug hter, Kristin Lee, born Feb . 22, 1 985 . She joins Pa u l Ch ristian (1 0), Sarah C h ris­ tine (9), John Michael (6) a nd Meg i n Ma rie (4 1 .

pendent wholesalers and distributo rs in the Seattle area.

Mark and Jody Reiner a nd son Pa u l have moved to New Brighton, M i n n . Mark w i l l attend Luther Northwestern Theological Sem inary in St Pa u l .


Mitc h e l l E , Wi l l i a m s d i ed November 2 7 , 1 985 i n Upto n , Ky

J a n and Pa u l Anderson a re the parents of a son, B u rke Michael, born Apri l 1 6, 1 986. He joins Siri and Lea h .


La rry a n d Evelyn (Tisdell ' 7 1 ) Bent­ tl conti nue to live i n Palmer, Ak, where Larry is a math teacher at Pa lmer H i g h a n d Evelyn h a s retired t o b e a f u l l time homemaker . Their children are Sarah (3%), David Nikoli (2'12 ) , and Steven Charles ( 1 ) Den nis W. Merz was recently sworn in as a n officer in the U n ited States Foreig n Service. His first assig n ment is in Bangkok, Thailand. Dennis will at­ tend the Foreign Service I nstitute in Rosslyn, Va . before leaving with his wife, Signe, for his assignment in Bangkok.


David a n d M a u rene ( Hansen '75) a re the parents of a boy, Brett Allen born Aug . 1 5 , 1 985 . He joins Ka l lie Aline (61. David teaches vocal m usic at M a rshfield High School in Coos Bay, Ore. Maurene is a m a rketing specialist with South Coast Busi ness E mploy­ ment Corporation i n Coos Bay. Kirk and

Mary ( Lorentzsen '75)

Nesvlg are the parents of a son,

Benjamin Kirk born Dec. 30, 1 985. He joins Kristen (5) and Sarah (31.

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PaCIfIc Lutheran Unlvenlty scene June 1986

18 Alumni

'86 Schnackenberg Lecturer

Renowned China Expert Credits Ca reer Choice TO PLU Mentor's Inspi ration For 1 2 years the a n n u a l Walter C. Sch nacken berg Memorial Lecture has brought disti ngu ished h isto­ rians to the P LU ca mpus. This spring's lecturer was Dr. Lloyd Eastman, considered the cou n ­ try's leading expert o n China dur­ ing the National ist period Eastman, professor of history and Asian studies at the U n iversity of Illinois, is the first of the Sch nacken berg lecturers to have studied under the l ate PLU history professor in whose honor the Lecture series is named. In fact had it not been for Sch nackenberg , Eastma n , a 1 95 3 PLU a l u m n us, might not have become a C hina scholar. When Eastma n was a teen ager one would not have a ntici pated that he would someday be a n i nternationally k nown h istoria n . He ha d d ropped o u t of h igh school d u ri ng his sophomore year and worked as a n apprentice sheet metal worker at the Bremerton (Wash ) Naval Sh i pyard He earned his high school diploma throu gh the Navy, but was 20 years old when he entered Pacific Luthera n "I took a lot of math and physics courses d uring my first two years in college," Eastman reca lled . "But accord i ng to som e vocati o n a l suita bility tests I was better suited for the social sciences. I switched to h istory my j u nior yea r " Duri ng his senior year Eastman took a course i n C h i nese history from Sch nacken berg . He chose "Modern China in Revolution " as his research topic and became thoroughly absorbed in it. The pa per beca me fa r more

comprehensive th an most under­ gra duate resea rch pa pers To make the assig n ment deadline, Suza nne (Skubinna '55) Nelson spent 24 stra ight hours typing the pa per. Eastman had a cha nce to rem i n isce with M rs. Nelson d u ri ng his PLU visit She works i n the PLU's Mortvedt Libra ry Sch nackenberg ' s rea ction to the work inspired Eastma n . "You know more a bout this subject than a nyone else, " the professor told his protege " Being a special ist in something i nspired me," sa i d Eastma n . He decided to do g raduate work i n th e field at t he U niversity of Washi ngton a nd found that his i n iti a l resea rch had been s o thorough " I cou ld coast th rough the modern h istory course i n grad schooL " He had found the right specialty at the right ti me. There had been little US study of the Chinese National ist period before h is entry i nto the fiel d . "There was some feel ing that Chinese stUd ies was not 'career smart' at the end of the McCarthy era , " he recalled . In 1 963 Eastman became the first PLU a lu m n u s to earn a P h . D . at H a rvard U niversity H e stu d i e d u nder the late Dr. J o h n Fai rbanks, then the major fig ure in modern Ch i nese stud ies. The author of three books and many articles on China and Taiwa n , Eastman i s also the a uthor of the two chapters on the National ist period in the Cambridge History of China, consid ered a defin itive work on the eni g m at i c A s i a n country Even though U . S . and C hi nese culture d iffer in many ways, East­ man bel ieves "Ameri cans l i ke the Chinese. We feel an em pathy with them and fi nd their culture very attractive. "

Suzanne Nelson, Dr. L loyd Eastman

Class Notes Continued from page 17

started a Ph . D . program i n Educational Psyc hology with specialization in counseling at UCLA. She works for Aerospace Corpo­ ratio n in E I Segundo and is doing a n internsh i p a t a residential treatment program for drug abusers in Venice, Ca. Alice


1 975 Army Maj Chris E . Brown has received his second Meritorious Ser­ vice Medal in Alexa ndria, Va This award is specifica l ly for outsta nding n o n ­ com bat achievement or service t o the US Pa u l a nd his wife Kathy reside in Colu mbus, Ga. Polly H u l n e ta ught E nglish for three years at the U n iversity of Oaxaca in Mexico and has moved to St Paul, M i n n , with h u sband Manuel Lazo­ Bautista and son Alberto William, born i n August 1 985. She is teaching health occupations at the H u bert H. H u m p h rey Job Corps Center. Her h usband is a master weaver of wool tapestries Kathleen Keele ( M '8Q) is a ma rket­

ing and busi ness ana lyst for ASC Pacific C o m . S h e has responsibilities for strateg ic planning and forecasting. Susa n Kempe is a U . S . vice consul in Rio DeJaneiro, Braz i l . Before this as­ sign ment she was a TV news reporter and P M magazine host in Albuquer­ q ue and modeled i n Paris and M i l a n . H e l e n M . P h l l g h a s been promoted to assistant general counsel at Rep ubl­ ic Telcom Corporation i n Blooming ­ ton, M i n n . Helen is res ponsible for state regulatory and legislative mat­ ters in the company's 10 states of operation. She also serves o n the state affairs committee of CO M PTEl. Carl a nd Ellen Schwinck are the pa rents of Samuel Gideon Schwinck born March 22, 1 986. Christine Whee ler has joined Dean Witter, a member of the Sears Finan­ cial Network as sen ior vice president

1 976 Donna Lee Gordon Aleshire re­ cently married J. Fran k l i n Whitt in Tacoma, Wa. steve Brown was one of 20 Col­ orado science teachers selected to attend an honors workshop at the U niversity of Colorado in Boulder last J u ne. He is now teach ing biology and earth science a nd coaching footba l l a n d baseball a t Air Academy High School, on the g rounds of the Air Force Academy i n Colorado Springs He a n d his wife, (Jill Gjertson '78) have Alayne, (4%) and Todd, (2'1 2 1 Mari a n ne (Bye) Davis h a s obtained the D u ncan Teacher Certification and currently has a ceramic b u siness at home called " Ma riDan's Ceramics . " H us band Dan i s a crane operator at Reynold's Metals. Duane and S u san Hoffmann have a daughter, E mily Lisabeth, born J a n . 1 3, 1 986. She joins Katie (2'1 2 1 S u s a n i s a n illustrator f o r the Seattle Post Intelligencer Howard a n d Jayne (Adams) John­ son had their first child, Korbi Ly n n ,

M a rch 6, 1 986. Thomas C.

Klelv has been pro­

moted to lieutenant colonel in the U . S. Air Force, a nd is com ma nder of the 655th Consol idated Aircraft Mai nte­ na nce Sq uadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla . Jacob and Denise (Olsen '76) M i l ­ l e r a re the parents o f Kristin Skye,

born May 6, 1 985. Denise is a cli nical i n structor at St Joseph Hospital i n Orange, Calif. Dr. G. A. st. John Robinson a n d J u lie Price Robinson, with their sons, Pau l (6) a nd John (2), will be spending the 86-87 academic year in Belize City, Belize, Central America. Dr. Robinson has received a Ful bright Fellowsh i p to research European migration to this former British Colony They will return to their home in Billings, Mt , i n the s u m mer of 1 987. He i s professor of Spa n ish at Eastern Montana Col lege Ron Shelton is livi ng i n Denver, Colo , and working for the Montana Ta lc. Co. as a general sales manager

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Class N otes Continued from page 18

1 977 U . s Army National G u a rd Maj Lynda L. Mann has completed th e u . s . Army

Command and General Staff College reg u la r cou rse at Fort Leavenworth, Kans Greg a nd Marlene Kleven a re the parents of a son, Dane M a rlowe Kleven born Sept 6. 1 985 Jim and Ketlie Molzhon a re the pa rents of their th i rd ch ild, Jacquelyn She joins b rothers Aaron and Andrew. Jim is emp loyed by Borg Warner Acceptance Co rporation a nd is reg ion­ a l processing manager for th e Seattle leasing division .

Rev. Orville Jacobson

1 978

Ecu men ica l Approach Proves Boon To Ocea n Shores Congregation One of the most unusual Luthe­ ran churches in the country is served by Rev. Orville Jacobson and Rev. Neil Thompson, both '62 graduates of PLU . The church is Galilean Chapel in Ocean Shores, Wash., on Washing ­ ton's coast west of Aberdeen . The congregation is probably as ecumenical as any in the country, with 33 demoninations represent­ ed among its members. Galilean Chapel (so named to avoid a denominational labelJ was founded in 1 970 by Rev. Harvey

Students Pia n Tacoma Dome Tour progra m A new tour program at the Tacoma Dome this spring was planned and organized by six local collegians, four of whom were PLU graduating seniors. They were commu nication arts majors Jud Keim of Federal Way, Lisa Sigurdson of Elisworth, la., and Brenda Kou of Tacoma, along with senior psychology major C . J . Walker of Great Falls, M ont . The group prepared a history of the project and information about construction, daily operations and conversion from one event to another. They also served as tour guides. Two-a-day tours are offered weekdays April through Septemb­ er with one-a -day tours planned for the winter months. Tour i nformation is available by calling (206) 272 -3745 .

Neufeld, executive director of church relations at PLU. When Neufeld returned to PLU after 1 8 months at Galilean, Ocean Shores had a population of some 700 and the church had 86 members. Today membership is approach­ ing 1 ,000 in a community of 2 ,300. The chapel a lso serves other beach communities, north and south, and east to Aberdeen and Ho­ quia m . Jacobson has served the congregation since 1 971 ; Thomp­ son joined him three years ago. "Denominations are not impor­ tant to most people who live here," Jacobson said . "It is a resort and retirement com munity and many people cut their former ties when they move here. For exam­ ple, a formerly active Lutheran might not be active here; but a form erly u nc h u rched person might become active . " The church has over 7 0 small groups offering activities to appe­ al to most interests. Some a re social action groups, including food bank and day care. The food bank has assisted as many as 86 families a month; day care aver­ ages 20 children a day. There are a l s o recreati o n a l a nd social groups, like the pinochle club. To accommodate activities and growth the chapel has been en­ larged and a retreat center has been added . Square footage has more than doubled . The cong reg ation h a s a l s o branched into cable television and offers programming 1 2 hours a day seven days a week. The schedule includes community in­ formation and entertainment. as well as church services. Staffed by volunteers, it operates on mostly donated equipment. Jacobson's wife, Kathryn, is also a '62 PLU grad. His mother-in-law is PLU regent Helen Belgu m of Ocean Shores; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law are Jeff a nd Mar­ garet <Belgum '65) Probstfield '63 of Bethesda, Md.

Raymond L. Puls i f e r II is on active d uty with the 90th Tactical Fighter Sq uadron, Phili ppines

John and Debbie (Trafto n ) O'Neal had a da ughter, Shannon Brynn, born Oct 3 , 1 98 5 . She joins sisters Lindsay M a u reen and Morgan Paige

1 989 David Brian Neufeld recently mar­ ried Kristin Marie Glasoe ('84) in Tacoma, Wash David is a counselor for the Clover Park School District and Kristin is a registered n u rse at Good Samaritan Hospital Andy and' Debbie (Sammons) Fa r­ rell had a baby girl, Katherine A n n ,

b o r n A p r i l 7 . 1 986. Debbie Kristensen is on an ed uca ­ ti o n a l l e a v e of a b s e n c e f r o m Smithkline Clinical Laboratories. Inc. and is enrol led i n the master of business admin istration program at the U niversity of Washi ngton She received a scholarship to study inter­ national business in E ng land d u ring spring quarter at the C ra nfield School of Management

Ross and Lo r i (Wenzel '78) Taylo r h a d thei r fi rst child, Douglas l a n , A u g 3 0 . 1 98 5 . Lori works part-time a s a fa mily n u rse practitioner for a com­ mun ity clinic in Everett. Ross is an electrical engi neer for Boeing Ai rcraft Co in Everett.

Brian Massey was recently p ro­ moted to business manager of the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSIl Fabrication Laboratory at TRW's Elec­ tronics & Defense Sector fac i l ity in Redondo Beach, Calif.


Jim and Vicki Tobiason have a son , Joseph James, born Feb . 1 8, 1 986. J i m teaches fifth g rade in t h e S o . Kitsap School District

Neil Amondson has annou nced he is a candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives from the 20th District Steve and Jeri (Schlei '79) Cole had a daug hter. Alysse Merete, Sept 2 2 , 1 985. Jeri is a n executive secretary i n t h e area a n d Steve is in real estate development Steve and Julie (Za h n '19) Crantz have a son, David Michael born May 1 , 1 986. He joins Janine (2) Steve is employed by Ma rri ott Corp as the reg ional real estate di rector for the West Coast Dwight C. Da niels has been named director of public affairs for the U . s . Air Force I nstitute of Technology. SOme 20,000 students a nnually participate i n the AFIT programs Cindy Dralno has earned her CCRN and is employed in intensive care at H u ma na Hospital Tacoma H usband Bill is a paramedic i n Puyallup They have sons, Michael Brandon ( 1 ) , Garrick ( 1 01 a nd Jason ( 1 2 ) . Bradley N . F a l k of Reardan, Was h . h a s become a registered representa­ tive for Lutheran Brotherhood Sec­ u rities Corp (LBSC) Jesse and Karen <Drugge) Ingram had a son , Benja m i n Davi d , Nov . 20, 1 985 He joins sister Katie Lynn (31. Karen is on leave from tea c h i n g ki ndergarten i n the Shelton (Wash ) School D istrict a n d Jesse works for the State Hospital Commission i n Olympia

Erik Paul Petersen-Ki ndem was ordained June 8, 1 986 . He a nd his wife Carol and children, Nathan and Me­ gan, wi l l be living i n Arcata , Calif , beg i n n ing J u ly 1 . Dennis A. Slitanen has been pro­ m oted to lieutenant colonel in the U . S . Air Force.

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PLU Alum New President Of Ka nsas State U . " Regents were attracted by Wefald's liberal arts background, " stated the Associated Press in announcing the appointment of Dr. Jon wefald as president of Kansas State University. The 1 959 Pacific Lutheran Un­ iversity history and political sci­ ence major will take over his new post in July after four years as chancellor of Min nesota's seven ­ school state university system Wefald, 48, said he would like to see Kansas State become one of the top two or three Big Eig ht schools in academics. Prior to his present post. the 1 980 PLU Distinguished Alumnus served for five years as president of Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn. He earlier taught at Gustavus Adol p h u s College i n Northfield, M inn , and served as Minnesota commissioner of ag­ riculture. The latter were also factors in the K-State regents' selection . As chancellor of the Min nesota system , Wefald presided over se­ ven state universities with 51 ,000 students and a biennial budget of $354 million. K-State has an enroll­ ment of some 1 8,000 students and an annual budget of $1 84 million .

paclftc Lutheran University scene June 1986


Moller Donates Land

Pierce County Parks Benefit From PLU Alum 's Generosity By Judy Davis

Jan Wo lcott ' 7 3 , d i rector of the P i e rce Cou nty Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, is looking forward to "lots a nd lots of i n put" from Rudy Mol ler '39 as plans develop for public use of $ 1 . 5 million worth of p roperty the Moller fa m i ly has donated to the co u nty p a r k system This s u m mer, according to Wol ­ cott, the park de partment plans to imp rove public access to 35-acre Sunrise Beach Park in G ig Harbor which Rudy, his brother and three sisters have donated to the coun­ ty Located on the peni nsula east of Gig Ha rbor, the park incl udes 1 , 200 feet of waterfront on Puget Sound and scenic viewpoints over-

looking Com mencement Bay and Mount R a i n ier. "Someti mes, when the weath­ er's just rig ht, you can see the i ndividual trees on the mounta i n , " said Moller. Moller later attended the U n ­ iversity of Washington a n d Col u m ­ bia U n iversity in New York where he obtai ned his maste r of social work deg ree At Columbia he met h i s wife, Ruth, also a social worker Eventually, the residence where the Moilers raised their fou r ch i l ­ d ren will beco me park pro perty Wolcott, who refers to the park as "the best kept secret i n Gig Harbor, " said the pristine property has tremendous potentia l as a recreation al resou rce " Besides the waterfront, there also are wooded a reas which cou ld be developed i nto recreational vehicle campsites, picnic areas and

a network of · tra i l s , " Wo lcott pointed out Moller, a stro ng advocate for i nd ividual ized education, also e m ­ phasized t h e park's potential as an ed ucational resource: the reti red social worker has developed a natu re study prog ra m for the area which has been submitted to the G ig Harbor School Board . "Such prog ra ms develop re­ spect for the natural environ­ ment, " stressed the active conser­ vation ist " Besides offering tremendous e d u c a t i o n a l a n d recreat i o n a l value, " h e conti n ued, "the pro­ perty is a n i m portant wildlife re­ fuge - many parks have bee n created for people, but few offer a haven for wildl ife as Sunrise Beach does , " said Moller, a retired social worker.

F l a n ked by densely wooded bluffs and ridges, the park is part of 400 acres of p roperty orig inally homesteaded by the Moller fa m i ly i n the 1 890's . "I was born on the property my brothers and I built the road lead ing from the bluff to the beach i n 1 93 7 , even though the county said it could n't be done l " Moller revealed . Over the years, Moller has do­ nated or in itiated park acq uisition of a total of five pieces of property which a re a l ready or eventually will become Pierce County parks, i n ­ cluding portions o f Purdy sand Spit Park . Moller, who said he is "addicted to parks," wants to ensure "there is room for a n i mals and peop le in a wilderness setting " Wolcott, appreciative of Moller's saavy regarding park land acquisi­ tion, said Moller has become "the best u n paid consu lta nt on my staff! "

Teresa M a rie S m i t h m a r r i e d R i chard Cecil Akridge. Teresa is e m p ­

PLU Orga n ist

Class Notes Continued from page 1 9

C a r l a n d L i n d a (Armstrong) Varn­ er had a so n , Scott C h ristopher born on March 2 1 , 1 98 6 .

Doug a n d Karel ( ROSe '801 S a h l ­ berg h a d a boy, Jord a n D a n ie l o n March 2 , 1 986 H e j o i n s brother I a n Douglas (2%)

loyed b y t h e Laboratory of Pathology of Seattle. Richard is in the Army at Fort Ben ning, Ga A i r Force Capt. Matthew S. Sol u m i s a n i nstructor pilot with t h e 3 2 3 rd Flying T raining Wing, Mather Air Force Base, Calif

1981 Leanne Cam pos w i l l sing d u ring the '86 season of the C h a mber Opera C h icago

Who'll ru le in the Dome Duel?

FO U RTH AN N U A L TACOMA ATH LETI C BOWL COMM ISSIO N at the 1 9 , 1 06-seat Tacoma Dome THURS DAY, SEPT. 1 8, 7:00 p.m. All Alu m n i Gatheri ng Thursday, September 18th Tacoma Dome Hotel 5:00 p. m. to game time (game 7 p. m. J

Ta ke Note l Ex-cheerleaders w h o would l i ke to participate in an Alumni Cheer Squad (you don't have to wear your old cheerleader outfit), please con ­ tact Jack O l iver, 1 006 4th Street. Suite, 900. Sacramento. CA 9 5 8 1 4 soo n ! ! 1

Alums w h o would like to partici ­ pate in a " p ick up band" (you do h ave to play you r old h o rn ) , contact Jack O l iver, 1 006 4th Street, Su ite 900. Sacra m ento, CA 9 58 1 4

Y u m i Dob rowo lski is i n New Y o rk working for Ted Bates Advertising as an assistant account executive. In September she w i l l beg i n earning a masters in East Asian studies at Har­ vard U n iversity to su pplement the M BA J o h n Wallace and Na ncy Gardner were married J u ne 1 5 , 1 98 5 in Taco­ ma, Wa J o h n is a state and local lobbyist for the Pierce Cou nty Trade Association and Nancy is e m ployed by Raleig h , M a n n a n d Powell I n surance B rokers The cou p l e resides i n the Tacoma a re a . Gail Lynne Whitney i s devel oping education p rograms for the US Ski Coaches Association a nd the US Ski Tea m . K u rt Maass, h a s been named di rec­ tor of business affairs fo r McCaw Personal C o m m u nications i n K i rkland, WA

1982 David and Anita lDu ske) Knight had a son, David Benja m i n , Nov. 1 98 5 . David works as a territory manager for C a r t e r - W a l l a c e P r o d u c t s . A n i ta teaches violin lesso ns i n h e r home.

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Prese nts Harva rd . Housto n ReCita ls A recita l p layed on the fa med Flentrop organ of the Busch­ Reisinger M useu m on the Harvard U niversity campus was one of several performances by u n ivers i ­ ty organist David Dahl t h i s s pring According to Dahl. the Harva rd organ was made fa mous by the late E. Power Biggs through re­ cordings and radio broadcasts d u ring the late '60s and early '70s While in Boston , Da hl conducted a master class on creative tec h n i ­ q ues o f h y m n playing at t h e New England Conservatory of M usic. Tim Drewes, a 1 980 PLU graduate, attended the class. Dah l also appeared in recital in H ouston, Tex. , under sponsor­ s h i p of the Houston cha pter of the American Gu ild of Organ ists and H ouston Baptist U niversity At Tacoma's Ch rist Episcopal C h u rch, he was harpsichordist for the second C ity Chamber Music Series Baroque gala concert and was a soloist for the seco nd a n n ual Music for Organ and Brass concert On June 1 he presented a Hymn Festival to benefit publication of a new book by PLU vice-president emeritus M i lton Nesvig (see story page 1 3l. The festival was pre ­ sented on the new Fritts- Richards p i pe o rg a n at st A l p h o n s u s Cath olic C hurch i n Seattle. Last year Dahl performed on that or­ gan for the PLU stereo record i n g , "J S Bach and the Chora le . "

paclflc Lutheran University SCene June 1986



Class Notes

Robe rt T. Sargent, Jr. g radu ated f rom the Un iformed Services U n iversi­

ty of the Hea lth Sciences with a n M . D . i n M a y His wife, Susan Lynne (Va nee '84) i s working fo r Canon, U , SA a s a marketing sup port repres e n t a t i v e T h e y will be m o v i n g t o Califo rnia w here he will b e an intern i n fa mily practice at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospita l ,

1 983 J o h n D. Goodspeed recently mar­ ried Susan E . Ferber. John is e m p ­ loyed by Frederick and N elson and Susan is e m p l oyed by Singer Co Dou g l as D . Mattson i s o n active duty with the 3 2 3 rd Flying T ra i n i n g W i n g , Mather Air Fo rce Base, C a l i f


K risten


Donald H . Coltom was among a g roup of Lutheran Brotherhoo'd d is ­ trict representatives who rec e n t l y completed o n e o f t h e fraternal insur­ ance society's ca reer schools. D o u g Ga rd n e r w a s recently evacuated fro m Ch ristian relief w o r k i n the Suda n , D o u g termed h i s experi­ ences i n the fa m i ne - stricken land "funny, frustrati n g , joyful a nd dif­ ficult " Much concern had been ex­ pressed over h i s safety p ri o r to h i s evacuatio n Wi l l i a m J. Sargent is with the 906th A i r Refu e l i n g Squad ron , Force Base, N . D .


J a n uary 1 3 . 1 9 86. M a ry is a certified mater n a l - ch i l d health n u rse


SEPT. 1 8



SEPT, 2 7

OCT, 4


g rad uati n g

OCT 1 1

seni ors were com m issio ned as second lieutenants i n the U S

Air Force May

24, 1 98 6 , They are C i nd y H . A l l i s o n , C h ristopher T. A m e n d , A n n e Marie Bro u i l l a rd ,




S. Ha s kin s , C raig L. Moffatt, Susan E. Ol iver, J o n B. Tigges, a nd Gay L.

M l ke Agosti n i will be g O i n g to C u b a t o represent t h e U n ited States i n two i n ternational com petitions, the Gra n Mas

Greco- Rom a n

tou r n a m e n t a n d

t h e Cerro P l a d o freestyle tou rnament He IS the only m e m b e r of the U . S team wrest l i ng in both tourna ments Navy



Twe n hafe l .

OCT 2 5

Army 1 s t Lt Edward L. E kstrom i s o n d u ty with the 3 rd Arm ored Cava l ry Reg i m ent. Fort Bliss, Tex.

N OV 1

Arete Society

M i chael

C. Hunter has g a i ned a

p l ace i n the case of Vella Luka C roation F o l kdance Ensemble, the official re­ p resentatives to the Statue of Lib erty

Twenty-seven students were i n ­ d u cted i nto the P L U Arete Society


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g ra d u ates Linda Adams, J u lie An­ derso n , Amy Conrad, Lisa Eg tvedt. La u ri


G u stafson ,

Dianne Karen

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rededication ceremony J uly 4, 1 986.

H i n m a n , D e b b i e H olecz a n d Wa i ­

Thirty-five dancers and m usicians will

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be flyi ng to New York to perform o n t h e main stage o f the celebration. Wh i l e a t PLU Michael was a Mayfest Da ncer .


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Myhre, Pa ng,

M a rti n , Myrbo,


Th o m a s



Sharon Robert

Tog n l i e n , . P a mel a

Force upon g rad uation from Officers

N a n cy We ndla nd

T ra i n i n g School at Lackland Air Force

Also j u n i o rs J e ffrey B l u h m , Bruce Dea l . Lisa Thom pson a n d


'88 NAIA National Wrestling Tou rney Two years from now, P LU will have occasion to put out both the place mats and th e wrestling mats , P a c i f i c L u t h e ra n h a s b e e n selected to h ost the 1 988 NAIA Nati o n a l Wrest l i n g c h a m pi o n ­ s h i p s The mat m eet is slated for M a rch 3 - 4 - 5 i n Olson Auditori u m . I t w i l l b e the fi rst pre-planned natio nal tou rn a m ent ever staged at PLU . The Lutes hosted all rou n d s of t h e 1 980, 1 98 3 , a n d 1 985 NAIA footba l l

play -offs,

natio nal title g a m es

i nclud ing the

1 96 5 , Fiftee n - g a m e Lute w i n streak ( SWA N G A R D S I M O N FRASER IN B U R N ABY, 7 30 P M STAD I U M , 5000) PLU leads in the series 3 - 0-0 Series beg a n i n 1 98 3 , Lutes won last meeting in 1 985, 4 3 - 8 , Three - g a m e PLU w i n strea k , WESTE R N WAS H I N GTON I N TACO MA, 1 30 P M ( LA K EWO O D ) P LU l e a d s i n t h e series 28 - 1 7 - 3 , Series beg a n i n 1 9 31 , Lutes won l a st meeting in 1 985 , 5 2 - 2 1 , Vikings' last win was 48 - 28 i n t h e 1 976 NAIA D i st 1 playoff Eight-game Lute w i n streak

1 986 HOM ECO M I N G


H e i d i Wold ,

Lutes TO Host

N OV 1 5

i n 1 984 , O n e - g a m e Lute win strea k WH ITWO RTH IN SPOKA N E , 1 00 P M ( P I N E BOWL, 3000) PLU leads in the series 28- 1 2 -0 Series beg a n i n 1 9 3 1 . Lutes won last meeting in 1 98 5 , 3 5 - 2 2 , P i rates' last win was 20 - 1 3 in

N ora


a second l ie u tenant i n the U S Air

Base, Tex

EAST E R N O R EGON I N LA G R A N D E , 1 30 P M ( M O U N T I E STADIU M , 2850) PLU leads in the series 2 - 0 -0 Series beg a n i n 1 978, Lutes won last meeti ng i n 1 985, 50-0 Two - g a m e PLU win strea k . C E NTRAL WAS H I NGTON I N TACOMA, 1 : 30 P M ( LAKEWOOD)



Mel a n i e

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Rog e r K. Seiber was co m m issioned

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at the acade m i c h o n o r society ' s a n n u a l b a n q u et N e w m e m b ers

1 984 , Two - g a m e Lute win strea k , ( LA K EW O O O l O R EGO N T E C H I N T A C O M A , 1 3 0 P M H O M ECOM I N G PLU leads i n the series 3 - 1 - 0 , Series beg a n in 1 93 6 , Lutes won l a st meeti ng in 1 98 5 , 5 5 - 1 4 Owls' lone w i n was 4 5 - 2 7 in 1 982

won last meeti ng in 1 98 :; , 41 - 1 4 , Wildcats ' last w i n was 3 1 - 1 4

Accepted I nto

received h i s present rank u p o n c o m ­ S c h oo l in Pensacol a , Fla

last win was 2 3 - 8 i n 1 978, L I N F I E LD IN M C M I NVILLE, 1 30 P M ( M AXWE LL F I E LD , 2 500) Li nfield leads in the series 1 8 - 1 1 - 3 , Series beg a n in 1 93 3 , Lutes won last meeting i n 1 98 5 , 30- 1 2 in the q u a rterfi n a l round of the nati o n a l playoffs P LU won the reg u l a r sea son meeti ng, also played i n Taco m a , 1 4 - 6 , Wi ldcats' last w i n was 24 - 1 0 in

LEAG U E DAY PLU leads in the series 2 3 - 2 1 -0 , Series beg a n in 1 930 Lutes

New Mem bers

D . Arba ugh

p l etion of Aviation Officer C a n d i date

strea k , WILLAMETIE I N TAC OMA, 7 :00 P M ( LAKEWOOD) D A D ' S DAY PLU leads in the series 1 3 - 6 - 1 . Series beg a n in 1 96 6 , Tea m s tied last yea r 2 6 - 2 6 , Lutes' last w i n was i n 1 984 , 2 1 - 8 Bearcats'

O n e - g a m e Lute win strea k , OCT 1 8

J o h n Y. C . C a rter, Lori A. Davi s, Mark


ALU M N I I N TACOMA, 7 :00 P , M . ( LAKEWOOD STADIU M , 3200l PLU lea ds in the series 1 3 - 1 -0, Series beg a n in 1 9 5 6 , Lutes won last meeti ng i n 1 985, 1 3 - 1 0 , A l u m n i defeated PLU 1 3 - 1 2 i n 1 9 56 Th i rtee n - g a m e Lute w i n strea k PUGET SOU N D I N TACOMA, 7 :00 P M (TAC OMA DOM E , 1 9 , 1 06) N ote: th is g a me is o n Th u rsday U PS leads i n the series 42 - 1 3 5 , Series began i n 1 93 1 , Lutes won last meeting i n 1 98 5 , 54 1 3 , Log gers' last w i n was 32 - 22 in 1 984 , O n e - g a m e Lute w i n

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1 986 Footba ll Sch ed u le

Lute M e n . Women Re peat As League All-Sports Tltlists Cobwebs a re form i n g on the m e n ' s a n d women's conference


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all sports trophies, housed i n the Olson Auditori u m sh owcase, In recent years, the o n ly h a n d l ­ i n g has been th e a n nual tri p t o the e n g raver for a n u pdated l i n e , Lute





rei g n ed su pre m e i n 1 985 -86 a l l s po rts co m petiti o n , For Lute

Reunion Brunches - unlV.

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PLU VS. Oregon Tech - Lakewood Stadium

1 :30 p.m. Homecoming Banquet - univ. center 6 p.m. Gathering - Tacoma Country & Golf Club 9 p.m .

m e n , it's the seventh stra i g ht award a n d 1 3th all sports crown i n 1 4 years Lady Lutes have sh elved th e co m pa n i o n c u p six co nsecu­ tive a n n u m s ,

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UnlVenltV SC_ June 1 9111

22 Sports

Denise Bruce - national high jump champ

Kerri Butcher - swimming champion

Jerry Larson - baseball triple crown

Todd Gifford champion



B utcher Leads Lady Lute Swim Tea m To Second Place In NAIA Nationa ls By J i m Klttllsby

It \:./as a storybook fi nish to a brilliant PlU swim career. A Butch­ er, breaker, record-maker propell­ ed the lady lutes to a secon d place finish a t the 1 986 NAIA championships. Kerri Butcher, a senior' from Ukia h , Calif . , carved a permanent niche i n the P LU sports pantheon with a n eye-popping performance later heralded i n a national publi­ cation. The physical educatio n major, who aspires to a career in exercise science, won three solo gold med­ a l s at n a t i o n a ls a n d c l a i m ed match i ng hardware i n relays Co-win ner of the meet's out­ sta nding swim mer award, Butcher won her fourth stra ight national

M a rsha ll. La rson Na med TO PLU Ath letiC posts Baseball is a com m o n thread for two administrators w h o have jOi ned the PLU athletic staff. Larry Marshall, Lute diamond coach since the s u m mer of 1 983 and part-time assistant athletic director for the past two years, has shed the part-ti me prefix Concurrently, M ike Larson , a 1 983 PLU g rad who earned all­ conference h on ors as a Lute catcher, has come a board a s sports information director. They fill the vacancies created Nhen Jim Kittilsby, who wore both titles for 1 6 yea rs, accepted a pOSition as di rector of special funding in the PlU development office. Marshall, who at one time serv­ pd as athletiC di rector at ne rby Spanaway Lake High School . w i l l continue in h i S I ute baseball POS I ­ t n Larson PlU's Man of the Vear i n .>ports a a e n iOf, has spen the :.t two years as sports publicist a Wlilame e U n iversity Am o n g h 5 PlU dut1es, la rso'l Wil l b ports editor for Scene I

championship i n the 1 00 b utterfly In addition , she captu red the 50 freestyle a nd the 1 00 free (53.79, school record !. Kerri swam legs o n th e winning 800 free relay, 200 free relay (1 :39 . 20k school record), a nd 400 medley (4:06 . 2 5 , school record!. She was o n two relays, the 200 medley a nd 400 free, which placed second.

Frosty Welcomes

1 3 sta rters For 1 986 Grid Season PLU's 1 986 football sched ule i s a reverse, which puts it i n align ment w ith one of Frosty Westeri ng's favorite offensive plays Westering, who has the most career victories (1 52) of any active coach in NAIA Division II, has seven offensive starters back, six o n defense, from t he 1 985 national ru nnerup squad. The Lutes, coming off a 1 0- 1 - 1 season , will face the same oppo­ nents as 1 985, on corresponding dates, but the sites have been flip­ flopped . P LU will get offensive pop from senior ru n n i n g back M ike Vindivich (1 95) and ju nior quarterback Jeff Yarnell ( 1 78 ) Vindivich , a n honor­ able mention All-America n , rush­ ed for 934 yards and 17 touch­ downs. Yarnell passed for 1 804 yards a nd 28 TDs, both school records. Senior tackle Mark Rill (240l, a Little All-Northwest pick, a nchors the offensive line. The Paclute defense, which led the natio n against the rus h , is headed by senior linebacker Tony Sweet (21 5) a nd senior safety D rex Zimmerman (1 90) - TICKETS -

T h e center secti o n of t h e Lakewood Stadi u m g r a n dsta n d will b e n u m b e r ed this fa l l a n d PLU will offer eason reserved tickets at $20 per seat Tickets for the PLU U P g - me i n ttle Ta coma Dome . pri ced ar $8 adult, $4 s tudent �or reserved seat , w i l l go on sale approximately August 1 5 Fo r tlcket i nformatio n r')r ma i l orders Ivr Football Ti ckets , A th leti Dep' , P LU , Tacnma 98447 -


Butcher, who accrued 2 5 AII­ America certificates in Lute togs, enough to wallpaper a room , caught t h e attention of Sports Illustrated. I n the March 24 issue, she was featured in Faces in the Crowd, the o nly lute athlete ever recogn ized by SI. " Kerri dominated her events, " said P lU mentor J i m Joh nson, who shared the NAIA women's coach of the year award. "As a senior, she was in a class by herself . She was magnificent i n

the i ndividual events, but the key to our team success was her contribution i n the relays, " he added. B utcher was joined on the AII­ A m e ri ca n platform b y seven team mates : Kirsten Olson, Carol Q u a rterma n , Maurna Jam ieson , Rosemary Johnson, A m y Lindlief, Mary Meyer, a n d Denise latimer. lute men also made a big splash at nationals, placing eighth Jon C h ristense n , John Shoup, E ric A n ­ derson, and Jay Pau lson marched in the All-America parade

Lute Basketba ll. Footba ll Ai red

Governor Honors

By KTAC Rad io

Volu nteer Work

KTAC Radio, 850 AM, which broadcasts the Tacoma Stars' Ma­ jor I ndoor Soccer league games, has added a nother planet to its sports galaxy, PlU(TOl . All home a nd away Lute football and basketball ga mes will be aired on the Tacoma- based station . "The allia nce with KTAC will ena ble us, for the fi rst time in many years, to reach outside the g reater Tacoma market. " said PlU athletic director Dave Olso n . "Our ga mes can now be picked u p by fans as far away as B urien, parts of Seattle, Rento n , Fed e r a l W a y , B re m e rton , O lympia, Centralia, Longview, and ot h e r outlyi n g a reas . "

Conference Picks PLU's Gi bbs As Basketba ll MVP For the third straight year, a PlU men's basketbal l p layer has ea rn­ ed co nference M V P h onors . Lute senior g uard Dan G ibbs, who averaged 19 3 ppg i sparking PLU to the N CIC title , was the top vote getter in a p o l l of coaches G lb s follows i n the footst(.p� of orrner Lute cagers E d 8 0 CE .1 984) a nd J& Valentine ( 1 985) rrevio us leaguE' MVPs

Grid Tea m For

Pacific lutheran's footba ll tea m and cheerleaders have bee n cited by Washington Governor Booth Gardner for distin gu ished vol u n ­ teer work. The grid sq uad, represented by captai n - elect D rex Zi m merm a n , received a disti nguished volu nteer certificate from the governor April 28 in Olympia. The Lutes were one of eig ht g rou ps i n the state singl­ ed out at the Governor's O ut­ standing Volu nteer Awards cere­ mony, which took place in the House C h a m bers. PLU's award reads as follows " I n recognition of outstanding con ­ tributions for the benefit of the citizens of Washi n gton State. " For the sixth consecutive yea r, the PLU football team a nd cheer­ leaders joined with the Lister E lementary School staff to bring some 'positive menta l attitudes' i nto the lives of Lister students. Every Friday d u ring football sea­ son t hes e college students spend on e hour i n a n assig ned classroo m focusing with th e students on skills of pos itive school a nd co m ­ munity behavior The SPillover into the classrrJom and playground h a s beer a r1 rt-> posi Ive 3pproarh to sch oo l work he r'lodeJs proVided o he youngster: 5 rves )s a n e ' ample, not only I n Win n in g the ga me, but Ninning i t'! life "


sports Capsules

Spri ng Sports Sta rs Snare Titles; Reap Croup, Individ ual Honors




T h i n k dia monds, thi n k royalty. It was a regal spring fo r PLU, king of the d istrict . . . Ditto fo r Jerry La rson, 'I who wore the triple c rown . . . Larry M a rshall ' s n i ne finished 1 9 - 1 9 , registe ring the most victories in school h istory . . . After w i n n i ng a second straight district title, P LU hosted the a rea playoffs . . . Outfielder Je rry Larson was the team leader in batting ( 388), home runs ( 1 0), and RBis (421. The latter two ma rks a re school records . . La rson and pitcher Scott Stebbins (4-3) were d istrict all -stars . . . Steb bins, second baseman G regg Leach, and ,atcher Terry Jenks were N C I C picks. MEN'S CREW PLU claimed but a modest share, but it was hardware . . . Lute rowers won the feature race, but l ittle else, at the Meyer C u p Regatta . The victory over U PS i n varsity eig hts extended P L U ' s lead i n the series to 1 7 - 6 . . At the Pacific Coast Colleg iate C h a m pionsh ips (nee western Spri nts), Bob Trondse n ' s novice fou r fi ni shed third . The rookie rowers captu red the gold at the Pacific Northwest Regional C h a m pionships Stroked by E ri c Hanson and coxed by Stephanie Buckley, the boat h a d Dave Domanecky in seat th ree, Jim Johnson i n two, with Paul Rola nd in bow. WO MEN'S CREW Chalk up one more for the light fou r . For the second straight year, the Lady Lutes crated the lig htweight fou r cup at the Pacific Coast Cofleg iate c h a m pions h i ps P LU outdistanced ru n neru p Washi ngton State by 1 8 seconds. Coxed by Jana Paterson, the boat was powered by Cari M a rti n , Kim Apker, Kim Stender, and Robynn Rockstad . . Paterson, Apker, and Rockstad were joined by C h ristine Winkel and Heidi Nu ss at regionals, where the flyweight fou r zi pped to victory . . I n La m berth C u p action against U PS, t h e varsity e i g h t n ipped t h e Loggers P LU leads in that series 8-2 . GOLF G ifford was gi lded but the rei g n ended . . PLU slipped to second place after a th ree-year hold on the N o rthwest Small College classic title. Senior Todd G ifford was second in medal play . . Gifford , who hit for the cycle i n four years of conference to urna ment play (third as a frosh, fourth as a sophom ore, second as a jun iorl, was medalist. but the Lutes slipped from fi rst to th i rd after a fou r-yea r monarchy . . . PLU was a distant fou rth at district and Gifford was thwarted in his bid for a n u n precedented th i rd straight i ndividual title. SOFTBALL - Noth ing strange, but PLU had bats on the ba llfree . . . Seven Lady Lute hitters hovered between 338 and • .424 . . . PLU com piled a 28-6 mark, captured the bi-d istrict title, and becam e Washi ngto n ' s fi rst-ever representative at 1 NAIA natio nals . . . Academic All -American Karen Kva le stroked 424, with 30 RBis, and hand led 93 cha nces at shortstop with just two errors Desig nated hitter Andy Ba rb ier and outfielder Stacy Waterworth hit .409 a n d .400 respectively . . . Third sacker Lorilea Hill belted . 381 That q u a rtette was a l l - leag ue and all-d istrict Righthander Sharon Sch mitt was 1 2 - 2 , with an 0 . 32 E RA . MEN'S TE N NIS It was a Perfect 1 0 , but eleven was not to be . Stripped of the district title after a 1 O-yea r reig n, P LU tied Whitman for the conference crown and earned an at- larg e berth to nationals . . . Lute netters were 1 7th at the NAIA showdown, 20-8 overall in dual action . . . Paul Koessler (2 1 -7) a n d Jeff Allen ( 1 7 - 1 2 ) won their first two matches i n Ka nsas City . . . In flight com petition a t conference, Ran dall Stradl i ng (141 4 ) won at second singles, Allen atthree, J onath a n Schu ltz ( 1 5 - 1 3) atfour, a n d Jay Struss ( 1 8-5) at six . . . Tom Peterson (1 7 - 1 3 ) played number one. WOMEN'S TEN N IS They were forced to quit after a doubles dip . . PLU fi nished in a tie for 1 6th place at NAIA nationals after a conference title (sixth straig ht) and a run neru p finish at d istrict . . . The national spark was provided by Carolyn Carlson and Tanya Jang, who advanced to the fou rth rou nd of dou bles. The duo enjoyed a 2 5 - 2 season . In sing les they were 2 2 - 1 0 and 1 9 -9 respectively . . . Freshman Alise Larsen (21 -7) won second sing les at conference, Polly- a n n Brynestad (1 7-7) n u m be r five, and Jolene M u rphy ( 2 5 - 5 ) six . . . Chri s Dickinsen , who played n u m ber fou r, was 1 7 - 1 0 for the spring MEN'S TRACK I t was the year of the spea r . . . J u n ior C raig Stel ling captu red the conference and d istrict crowns in the jave l i n before plaCing fou rth at nationals with a 2 1 4 - 1 1 toss. His season -best was 222 - 1 0 . . . Th i rd at the conference test. PLU got a pa i r of victories from Tim Shannon, who had a school and N C I C - record throw of 1 78-4 in the ham mer. H is 1 5 1 -1 toss won the d iscus . . . Russ Cole repeated as league cha m p in the 800 a n d added the 1 500 title . . . Chri s Tobey clea red 1 5 -0 to wi n the NCIC pole vault . . . At d istrict. PLU was fourth. WOM EN'S TRACK In Russellvi lle, Arkansas, the PLU delegation viewed the Ark de Tri u m p h . . . Senior Carol Wester captured the national gold in the iavelin with a meet record throw of 1 68-2, while iunior Denise Bruce soared 5 - 9 , tyi ng a PLU standard , to win the high j u m p . . . Three other Lady Lutes, Kathy N ichols, Karen Bell, and Valerie Hilden , earned AII­ America accla i m as PLU placed third as a team .


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Carol wester - national javelin cham ­ pion/record holder

Kirsten Olson - swimming standout

Eight Lute Luminaries

Kirsten Olson Earns Dual Honors At A n n u a l All sports Ba nquet Ki rsten Olson ca me away from PLU 's May 5 All Sports Banquet with virtually every award except the deed to the gymnasium That facility had a l ready been named O lson Auditoriu m . Olso n , co -winner of both the Wo men of the Yea r in Sports a n d Scholar Ath lete awards, was o n e of eight Lute l u m i naries hon ored . The others were Karen Bell . Ti m Sha n no n , C h ris Wolfe, Pam Sem ­ ra u , David Erickse n , Doug Grider, a nd Phyl l i s Tem plin In fou r years, O lson participated in 22 NAIA swi m m i n g events a n d earned 2 1 All-A merica certificates National champion in the 200 butterfly an d 200 i ndividual med­ ley as a sophomore, she also swam on fo u r w i n n i ng relays, including two in her senior year The PE major has a 3 . 74 g rade poi nt average. Bel l , a senior, served as track captain three seasons a nd cap­ tu red t h e co n f e re n c e i n te r ­ mediate h u rd les title fou r stra i g ht yea rs . A Woman of the Year s h a reholder, the two-time AII­ Am erican was fourth nationally in the intermediate hurdles as a ju nior, second as a senior. A two-sport sta ndout. senior Ti m Shannon sha red the Man of the Year in Sports hardwa re with Chris Wolfe. Sha n n o n earned NAIA All-America and Associated Press Little All-America acclai m as a de­ fensive end in football . He won both the conference discus and ham mer titles in 1 986. He's the PLU and NCIC record-holder i n the latter Wolfe, a 1 42 - pou nder, com piled a 1 2 3 - 2 1 wrestl i n g record in three seasons at PLU, including a school­ record 44-7 slate in 1 986. A two­ time all -America n , he was th i rd at nationals in 1 985, fourth this past March . The senior has been select­ ed for the NAIA's C u ltu ral Ex­ change Tour of C h i na this month . O lson 's scholar athlete partner is senior Pam Sem ra u . Recipient of a f u l l g ra d u ate a S S i sta n t s h i p in

economics at D u ke U niversity for n ext year, Sem rau is a fou r-year soccer monog ra m winner. A for­ ward , she played on th ree confer­ ence c h a m pionship tea ms and was co-captai n last fa l l . Sem rau's g rade point is 3 . 96 . Senior baseba ller David E ricksen clai med half-i nterest in the men's scholar awa rd . A fou r-ye a r lette r­ man and 1 986 team capta i n , Erick­ sen com pi led a 3 .89 g rade point p u rs u i n g a d o u b l e m a j o r i n mathematics and history He will begi n a teac h i ng assista nts h i p i n math a t Western Wa shington U n ­ iversity this fal l . E r i c k s e n ' s s c h o l a r - a t h l e te cohort is Doug G rider, a senior chemistry major, who has 3 . 9 5 acade m i c c r e d e n t i a l s Grider fou nd time to earn seven letters, th ree in cross cou ntry, fou r i n track. H e was a n NAIA Academic All -America ha rrier. In track, he was 1 986 NCIC run nerup i n the 1 0,000. Th i s fal l he'll beg i n medical studies at the U n iform Services Schoo l . Olson, Se m ra u , Ericksen , and G rider were also cited as NAIA District 1 scholar athletes in thei r respective sports. PLU , one of 1 5 me mber schools i n the alliance, clai med six of the 18 plaques. The other Lute recipients are Todd Gifford ( 3 . 63 , busi ness ad­ ministration ) i n golf and Karen Kvale ( 3 . 83 , political science and history) in softba l l . P L U ' s 1 986 Disti n g u i shed Alu m ­ n i Coach i s Phyllis Tem plin A 1 959 g rad, Te m pl i n has served at both her alma mater a n d Tacoma C o m ­ m u nity College as a phYSical edu­ cation i nstructor. Division chair­ m a n at TCC from 1 977 to 1 981 , she took over as Titan athletic d irector in 1 984. U nder her leaders h i p , TCC c a p t u red 1 98 5 - 8 6 c o nference cham pionships in both men's and women's basketball i n the North ­ west Athletic Association of C o m ­ m u n ity C ol l e g e s . Tem plin has spearheaded drives to develop baseball and track complexes at TCe .



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r. George Davis Dr R i c h a rd Klei n


Gates Alternative School G ra d uati o n , U n iv Center, 1 0 a.m

Dr Roy V i rak


seattle and Vicinity

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Bethel H . S. G ra d u at i o n , O l son

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Mr Harry Morgan Dr W

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R '1 na ld D oug lass

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Belgum Dr Karen v,geland R .V David Steen

Rev David Wold (Chairman)

Eastern Wash ington Mr Alvi n Fink

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Dr Jeff Probstfield. Maryland

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Mrs Dorothy Sch nai ble. Idahe Dr Vernon Sture, Alaska


Dr Glen n Nelson, ALC D r James U n glau be , LCA

Faculty Drs Marlen Miller, Steven Thrasher. Janer Rasmussen,


I n ternation a l E d ucation PlU Elderhostel IFCA Nationa l Convention M iss N ational Teenager. Eastvold A u d . 7 p m p m

M r Galven Irby

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R a i n bow Girls PlU Piano PlU M usic C a m p

P l U Rookie Basketba l l C a m p Jazz c o n cert, featu ring the N W S u m mer M u sic C a m p Vocal J a z z E n s e m b l e a n d B a n d , Eastvoid A ud . 8 p m

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