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The President Speaks:

Kudos and Long-Range Plans Having been aske to write a brief article for thi. issue of the Bulletin, I think first of all the kudo.� whi'h has come to sam of PLU's stellar perfor­ mers during rece nt wee s. Their ace mplishments have uro ght h or to t h emselve: and th ir fa milies, as well as to theit, alnw nwtc1'. We sal Le th m! uther .fer tad . '5 , is one of comparati vely small number of courage us m untain climbers who bave now scaled the highest peak on the globe, Mt. EveresL Th e a erag'e p er on cannot fain Iy imagine the courage, skill and stamina essential to such a feat. The epic . tory of J erstad's night on the mountain with his t hree c om pani n,: in _180 emperatul'es and without oxyge supplies has thrilled the world. We salute him and hi brave family. We pro u dly number him amongo r alumni. Some mOl ths ago \V had the plea, re of se ing Marv T omme rvik, '42, installed in the AlA Hall of Fame for his rowess ack in the fortie • . Only a few w eks ago, we we re thrilled to learn that J olm Fromm, "8, h a be 'n s imiJal'ly honored be­ cause of his skill in h rling- the javelin. Pacific Luthera n an of the records of these p rOll highlyes eemed athletes who are also outstanding ·itizens. They have brought honor and fame t th i1' University. And no as I write. gl wing r O l'ts of the performances of our Cho i r of the West are f r hal f- a - world away, Our Choriste rs and their Director. Professor Gunnar Malmin, are singing themselve into the hearts foul' Eur pean f 1'­ bears ancl friend�, America h as many fine exports, but it is d ub LfuJ that a n y can excel the c u lt u ral and aesthetic richnes our Choir i exportm for us . W are gl'at ful nd glad. With such a backgrou nd of ac complish me t, it eems sing'ule rly appropriate t announce that the Regents have app roved a Long-Range dev>lop­ niversity. Careful studies ment program for the have led to the conelu ion that a number of forward step' must be ta en n �chedul during the coming years, if we are t.o el've 0 r youth and eonstituency as we ought. Th l'e will be much mOl'e to ayabout thIS than can be said here, but all friends of PL U sh o ul begin to gird th m elves for import ant efforts ahead. First, the Iib rar' , in 1965-66, our 75 h Anni er ary Year. A little later, a U niver ity Center and Fine Arts B ilding; a still later an i m porta nt addiLion 00 r phy sic al educ ti n fadli­ tie . There will al 0 be a couple of new dormit.ories alld u new Health ent r dS the student bodygr ws. To announ e th n ed of uch a ttevelopment program i' one thing; t ee the effort through to a conclusion is an th 1'. We shall n ed loyal and determined hearts and ban s - t h o u sa ds of them. Our c on fid en e is s u sta i ned by the richnells four past and by the brave pro mis e of the future, We in v ite all our friends nd upporters to begin to labor and pray f r the faith and determination essential t the attainment of the goals which have be en set. R OBE RT MORTVEDT


A long-range development program, calling for an investment of $7,500,000 during- the next 10 years in p1ant facilities and

ndowment to meet anticipated in­

creases in enrollment and to strengthen the academic offerings of the university, has been adopted by the

PL U board of regents. By the 1970-71 academic y ar the enrollment is ex­ p cted to reach 4,000 students, 2,100 of those full-time, in comparison to respective figures of 2,600 and 1,400 for the past year. Quality will be stressed in the admission of students, and enrollment will increase only in proportion to the ability of the university to find resources to do the job properly. The faculty will increase in number from 95 to 112, and part-time teachers will be engaged as neecled. Financial aid to students in the form of scholarships, grants and student employment will be increased. The regents hope to increase the university's en­ dowment by $2,500,000 during this lO-year period. The first major project in the $5,000,000 contem­ plated expan ion of the physical plant will be the con­ struction of a new library by 1965. The completion of this building will be part of the 75th anniversary Diamond Jubilee year observance planned for the 1965-66 school year. Other building's planned through 1969 include a swimming pool, a fieldhouse, a dormitory for men and one for women, a student center, a health center and a fine arts buil ing. The swimming pool, one of Olympic Games size, is scheduled for 1964-65 the first step in the expansion of the physical education facilities. The fieJdhouse is slated for 1967-68. The administration currently is in the process of en­ gaging a consulting architect or engineer for campus planning to make a projection for the sites of the new buildings. resident Robert Mortvedt said the long-range pro­ gram does not envisage the addition of any new schools to the university. "We shall attempt to strengthen the seho Is we have with special emphasis on the graduate program by adding master's degrees in several fields of study," he stated. *



Vigness Presents Painting Dr. Paul Vigness, associ te profes or of religion and history. presented a painting of his father to St. Olaf College June 8. His father was the third president of St. Olaf, serving from 1914-1918. The painting, which was done by Lars Kittleson of the PLU art department, will hang i.n the President's Room at St. Olaf. *



Farmer To Observe Congress Dr. Donald R. Farmer, professor of political science, has been the recipient of a faculty internship for the purpose of observing the operations of Congress. He will spend the month of August in Washington, D. C.

Number III

Published quarterly by PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY. P. O. Box Washington. Richard


group of political scientists studying the committee




for this purpose. Dr. Farmer, who has chairmaned a







syst m of the Washington State Legislature, has a s p ec i al interest in the committee of Congress and in the political party organization within the Congress.

LITIlE LUTE SCALES WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK Since the beginning of tim , man has been an explorative creature, pos­ sessing a desire to conquer, to discover the undiscovered or imply to see what make thing tick. While his attentions have switched to that of outer pace in this the atomic ag'e , there remains n this earth much of the un­ covered or lmt uched to be conquered. Until eaI'ly May, Mt. Everest, the um-mit of the world, was one of those unconquered areas, at least for Americans. Then, in a three-week period tiv Americans, four in the sam day, set foot on the 29,028-foot pinnacle. One was Lute Jerstad, 19 8 graduate of acific Lutheran University.

While the American expedition was not the first to scale the summit, it did accomplish some firsts in the process. (First ever to attain the lofty height were Edmund Hillay of New Zealand and herpa Tenzing Norgay 'n 1953. Three years lat r four Swiss climbers did it, two one day and two the next.) Jim Whi ttaker of Redmond, Wash., was the first American to top E ve re t. He did it May 1, with Sherpa Nawang Gombu. Jerstad and the other three Americans - William Unsoeld, Corvallis; Dr. Thomas Horbein, an Diego; and Barry Bi hop, Washington, D.C. - followed, meeting' on the sum mit M ay 22. This was the first time that any n the top of Everest on any one day. nation had four of its 'itizen Whil .Terstad and Bishop made their approach from the traditional South col ( ass), Unsoeld and Horbein onquered the previously uncon­ quered west ridge, making the til' t tra erse of the mountain. The American ascent of Everest also was the earliest time of the year that the South col has been attained by any expedition. Beca se of this f tor the group had to b ttle against time to evade the monsoon eason. Even though they won their race, the spr i nglike eather caused additional dang rs as it made th ice ext remel y hazardous and the possibility of a val anches greate r. And, th re were other close calls. Jer tad and Bishop were delayed two hours in starting their final assault on the �ummit when a butane cooking-­ LITILE LUTE-1958 basketball gas fire started in their tent. It burn d off the beard of both climbers. inspirational award winner. Then, after these tw "little guy " of the expedition -Jerstad is 5-8 and Bishop 5-7 - met with Unsoeld and Horbein on the summit, the foursome had to spend the night in th open without tents or leeping bags as darkness set in before they could locate camp six. They also were without oxygen for several hours. But, the final blow was frostbite. Bishop and Unsoeld had to be airlifted off the mountain after being carried for some 20 miles. J e rstad also was frostbitten, but after being carried for some distance, he was able to make it the remaining dis­ tance on his own. What is the makeup of a mountain climber like Lute? He is a lit.tle guy with an ea y smile, one, upon first obser­ vations, you would think had no business climbing mountains, especially Mt. Everest. But, expedition leader Norman Dyhrenfurth and his fellow elimbers had high praise from the beginning for the husky, little former PL U basketball guard. "He's a dynamo on a mountain" was their blanket appraisal. "When selected from among 150 candidates as one of America's outstanding mountain climbers to make this ascent, he smiled and said, "I'm lucky." That's the kind of guy Lute is - one never to make a lot of noise, but you always know he is around. While a basketball play r, he never was a starter, but his hustle earned him four letters and the inspirational award in his senior y ar. The Knig'hts also made it to the semifinals of the AlA championships in 1957. Marv Harshman, Lute's hoop mentor, called him "one of those guys who had no business playing basketball, but he wouldn't b lieve it. He made a liar out of you every time. You would ay he couldn't do something and he would turn right around and do it. That's typical of why he was chosen for th Mt. Everest expedition." Expedition, leader Nonnan DyhrenJl1rth. Lute and Herb The ascent of Mt. Everest is one of the world's toughest St(£ley prep for Everest ascent during lO-day training mis­ jobs. It is a feat of courage, endurance, know-how and organ­ ,;ion. at Mount Rainier ia8t sumrner. (News-Tribune Photo) ization. Lute qual ified on all acC'ounts.

Graduates Hear: "MUSIC .

Mem/)en of the board of regents, adminish'aUon, faculty and graduating

8Cmiors gather prior to the processional of the 67th commencement of Pacific



Key fig1LTes in the 67th commencement were,

The end or r ther the beginning came for 21:3 graduating senior' May 26 at the 67th com­ mencement of' Pacific Lutheran University. The colorful ceremony , highlight of the Senior Weekend activities, capped foul' . ears of under­ graduate work. Dr. Robert Mortvedt, PLU president , ad­ dressing the more than 8,000 person gathered in Memorial Gymnasium for the event, said, "There is no road to ecul'ity for our country 01' to the ultimate salvation of the world than through the Christian Church ane! its agencies. The people who represent the Church at its best, and the people who spe k for education at its best, hear the music of a different e!l'Um, unheard by the majori t.y of men." Dr. Mortvedt aid the dTUlllmer-"The Lord of life"-summons men and women everywhere to respond to the highest impulses they can feel and the profound st truths they can know. "On this important day of your lives, you ought to think of important things. The most important is the Christian foundation of your living'. Faith in J sus Christ is created by God. Religion in general is only a product of Man's invention. As you leave this University, I urg'e you to march to the music of this unique drum." The Rev. Dr. A. G. Fjellman, president of the Pacific orthwest Synod of the Luth ran Church i.n America, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree at the c mmencement xer­ cises. He delivered the baccalaureate sermon, speaking on "Pushing Back the Jung'le" and w, ruing' the gradllate of forces which seek to gain control of Olll' lives, namely the jungles of prejudic , ignorance, status, status quo and boredom. Master of arts degrees also were conferred on nine person . Cited for their years of service and given commeno l'ative m dallions were D . Magnus Nocltveclt, retiring chairman of the department o history, ane! Mis Florence Quast, retiring director of food services. Dr. Nodtvedt has been at PL U 16 years and Miss Quast 7 years.

left to t'ight, Dr. Robert Mortvedt, PLU

president,; t.he Rev. D1·. H. L. Foss, cha·irman of the Board of RegentoS and presi·

dent. of the North Pacific District of the America.n L1dhcTan Chnrch; the Rev. Dt.. A. G. F,iellman, prcs1:dcnt of the Pacific Northwest Synod of the Luthern Church of Ameriea who was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree; and the Rev. Dr. Magnus Notvedt, advisor lOt· the Class of 196.1.

John JII lal'tilia graduated


cum laude.

• •

OF A DI FERENT DRUM" The Seniol' W ekend activiti s opened Thurs­ day evenin , May 23, with the President's Re­ cept.ion for Senio rs given by Dr. and Mr . Mortvedt 'in C hr is Km tzen Fellowship Hall. Frid y was Se nior Day wi th Norman J uggert, seni r class pre, ide nt, ad ressi n g the student body convocation. He told his fellow students, "In th complex age in wh i c h we live, the adv ntUl'e of life can­ n t be d ivorced from the adventure of m�nd. "If ur education is to be meaningful, it must be thought of as a continuous development of the intellect and a continuous illumination of life. As !.rraduates in an ra in which pursuit of excellence is being sacrificed to that which is expedient we assume no greater responsibility than the challenge to intelligently utilize all o our God-given capacities in a constructive sear h for the true and full meaning of life." Randy Sti me presented the 1963 Class gift, a hill ide st b tween upper and lower campus n a1' the Science Building, to Dr. Mort­ vedt. The new stairway also will include a camp­ fire si e s mewhere near the midpoint, s ating 50-75 p ople. George Vigeland, senior class 'ce-president, did the honors of planting a rhododendron in traditional ceremonies following the convoca­ tion. The dedication of the new $40,000 Ramstad Research Laboratory featured Saturday'S Alumni Day activit.ies. Named in honor of Dr. A. W. Ramstad, retired chemistry department chairman, the lab was made possible through alumni g·ifts. Dr. Philip Wigen, a 1955 graduate and re­ sear h scientist for Lockheed Ail'craft Corp, stres ed the need for prepared personnel in the field f science in his dedication address. He pointed out that in the next decade the manpower needs in this field would practically double, but added that many leader in indu try feel t.hat the liberal arts scho01s are unable to produce the type of individual needed. "How­ ever," he c ntinued, "this new research lab will be a large step forward in overcoming this attitude." Dr. Mortvedt and the Rev. Lowell Knutson, PLU Alumni Associ tion president, performed the rit s f dedication.

Nor'man Juggel·t, senior class p?'esident, addresses stucient body in lippe'/" photo wh'ile GeoTge Figeland, senior class vice-pres'ident, plants a rfwtlodendron in traditional ceremonies.

Graduating seniors and fu.,culty at Prel?ident!s Recept,ion.

D'/'. CharlesAndeTson,pTofessorofchemistry; DT.A. W. Ramstad, retired chemistry department chainnan , ; and Dr. Philip Wl:gen,

a 1.955 gmduate and research scientist for Lockheed Ai remft Corp.; inspect new $40,000 Rams tad Research Laboratory.

Choir offers a sa l uf,e 1,0 Norway upon a1Tiva[ at Oslo's Fornebu Airport,

A Song In their Hearts



Beth Bekkel!old



Norwegia.n fing at the head of a for the

choi'r in SarpsboTg, above, while members of the choir pa tie n tl y for

an other tr ai n, be low, a.'1t experience which was repeated many times.

re'union Cho'ir Di­

Top, Judy Bjorlie has a with her cot�,�in; Center',

rect.or Gunnar J, Malmin interview­ ed on Norway National Television Network;




David Yoicers inspecf, 3,OOO-year old writings on



nen1' Sa1-psborg,

The "Choir of the West" is currently on a two-month concer tour of Europe. Prof. Gunnar J. Malmin loaded his 58 singers aboard a chartered plane May 31 at Seattle-Tacoma airport, and when the group returns to that spot July 26, they will have toured in nine countries, presenting a total of 41 concerts. Main concentration of the tour was in Norway where the choir gave 28 of their concerts. Six concerts were listed for Denmark, five in Germany and two in France. The final two weeks of the trip, with the exception of c oncerts in Cannes and Nice, will be spent traveling in southern Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Belgium and Holland. The group also stopped in Shan­ non, lreland enl'oute to Norway. A wele me fitting for "kings and queens" has greeted the choir members e erywhere.

They have been honored at receptions,

feted at

banquets and featured in parades. They have been guests of ambassadors, mayors and other city and national officials. They literally have been given the reign of every community in which they have appeared. But, one must not overlook the extremely favorable reviews the PL U singers have received. One reviewer called the program "a fantastic per­ formance" and said the choir l'esembled a huge sym­ phonic orchestra in technique and tone. Another critic stated that this was the finest choir he has ever heard from America which, in itself, covers a lot of territory since there have been many top choirs that have appeared in Norway in recent years. Still another commented, "The impression which remains after the Choir of the West concert is so over­ whelming that one has difficulty finding words to ac­ curately describe the performance."

ws raves of Europea

In Norway, where the choir spent the first month of its two-month junket, the people were most outspoken


in their laud'atoTY comments about the PL U singers. Norwegian audiences do not applaud readily. If they don't like a group, they can "sit on their hands." But, they broke into rythmic applause, an especially high honor, on numerous occasions. And, so the story goes, our "Ambassadors in Song" are a smashing hit. The imprint-one of lasting dimen­ sions - is embeded within those who have seen, heard and met the "Choir of the West."

While in Oslo the choir touTed Vigeland Pa.rk, fanwus for its statua.ry by Hendrick Vigelcfnd, Norwa,y's mo.�t famous sculptor.

This be(tutU;u./ church in Sarpsborg cho'ir's concerts.


the scene of one of the


(Ind.); has been an instructor at Olympi . .hmior College, Bremerton.

Two faculty members will return this fall after a year's

J Dee Arko, instructor of health and physical educa­ tion; B.A. in Education, PLU 1962; inst ructor in F'anklin-Pierce School Distri t, 1962-63.

leave of absence for study and foul' have been g ranted


leaves for the coming year.

Dr. W. C. Schnakenberg, professor of history, has spent a year doing l'esearch in Europe and Lucille Johnson, associate professor of Eng-lish, worked on her doctorate at th Univ rsity of Colo rado. Johannes A. Schiller, assistant professor of sociology, will spend the coming year on sabbatical leave doing doctoral work in the field of sociology at the University

of Washington; Kenneth E. Christopherson, assistant pl'ofessor of religion, will spend the year doing graduate work in history at the University of Minnesota ; Dwight J. Zulauf, acting dean of the school of business admini­ stration, will complete work on his doctorate at the University of Minnesota; and Ottilie Elsie Little, pro­ fessor of German, will spend the year stu dying in Germany. Paul R. Carlon, instructor of geology and physical science, will begin work toward his doctorate at Oregon Stat.e niversity. Several faculty members are spending the summer oing research and graduate work. They include: Stewart D. G o vig, assistant professor of religion, University of Washington; T. O. H. Karl, professor of speech, Universi­ ty of Southern California; Dorothy Payne, Eastman School of Music; Burton T. Ostenson, professor of biology, special research for the National Science Foundation; and Peter J. Ristuben, assistant profe SOl' of history, University of Oklahoma. Traveling in Europe this summer are Grace E. ssociate professor of English; Dr. E. C. Blomquist, Knorr, dean of the college of arts and sciences; Frederick L. Newnham, associate professor of music; Anna Marn Nielsen, professor of education; Elvin M. Akre, associate professor of history; and Gunnar J. Malmin and Milton Nesvig, both traveling with the Choir of the West.

15 New Members Join Fac ulty Fifteen new teachers have been obtained for the fall semester to fill vacancies for persons who have taken other posts or gone on to graduate study. Thumbnail sketches of the new faculty appointees follows: -.J George E. Adams, assistant professor of mathe­ matics; B.S., United States Military Academy; M.S. Purdue University; also attended Ball State College

Harry F. Ehret instructol' in mathematics; B.A., Montana State niversity; master's candidate, Montana

Stat ,

1963; h1gh school instructor in Montana and

Oregon for 12 years; most recent position at Lake View,

Ore. Jack A. Ellingson, instructoT in geology and general science: B.S., M.S., University of Washington; instructor in Tacoma School Distl·ict. Josephine Fletcher, instructorin nursing-; B.S., No rth­ western U n 1 versity; M.S.N. DePaul University; at­ tended Pacific Lutheran Academy, Moody Bible Insti­ tute, North Park C o l l ege ; Clinical Swedish Covenant, School of NUrsing, Chicago, 1958-63. Marie M. Haddad, assistant professorof nursing; B.S., St. Louis Uni el'sity, 1952; M.N. Universjty of Washing­ ton, 1957; a native of Lebanon she did her professional training at American University Hospita.l in B eyrouth Lebanon; associate professor of nursing, University of 'evada

chool of Nursing, 1957-63.

Martha S. Hilbert, instructor in business administra­ tion; B.S., Mississippi State College for Women, 194:3; M.A., PLU, 1962: instructor PLU, 1960-62. Harold F. Mackey, assistant professor of sociolog'y, B.S., Hope College (Mich.); D.D., Garrett Bible Institute; Doctoral Candidate Washington State University, 1963; Methodist pastor in Idaho and Oregon, 1947-59; teaching assistant and research at Washington State University. Philip Nordquist, assistant professor of history; B.A., PLU;

h.D., University of Washington, 1962.

John Martilla, acting instructor in Business Adminis­ tration; B.B. Admin., PLU, 1963; graduated summa cum laude. Boward Purvis, instructor in German; B.A., Lewis and Clark College;

M.A., University of Washington;

taught in Germany this past year. Karl Reitz, instructor in mathematics; B.A., PLU, 1961; M.S., 1963, University of Oregon. Carl D. Spangler, instructor in French and Spanish; B.A., Grove City Col1eg'e (Pa.), 1958; M.A., Penn State University, 1959; instructor at PLU, 1961-62; instructor at Grove City College, 1962-63. Theodore J. Thuesen, instructor in sociology; B.A., Augustana College


C.Th., Grand View Seminary,

Iowa; M.A., University of Iowa, 1955. Eugenia Workman,

instructor in



Evansville College; M.N., University of Washington; currently a staff nurse supervisor for Spokane Health Department.

FIVE NEW MEMBERS ELECTED TO BOARD OF REGENTS Five new members have been elected to the university's board of regents. They will take office at the annual fall meetin . Elected by the Pacific Lutheran University Associa­ tion June 4 were Dr. Carl A. Bennett, manager of the division of applied mathematics for Hanford Labora­ tories, Kennewick, and Mrs. J. L. Moilien, wife of the Rev. Jerry L. Moilien, pastor of the Central Lutheran Church, Portland. Re-elected were R. W. Stratton, A nchora ge , Alaska; Einer Knutzen, Burlington; Earl Eckstrom, Seattle; and Edwin Morken, Genesse, Idaho.

The PLU Association is comprised of pastors and delegates to the North Pacific District convention of

the American Lutheran Church. The district, through the association, owns and controls the university. Dr. A. G. Fjellman, president of the acific Northwest Synod of the Lutheran Church of A meric a; Dr. Herbert Rease, professor at Seattle University; and Allen Randen, a businessman from Salem, Ore.; were elected by the LCA's Pacific Northwest Synod. The Rev. Lowell Knutson, pa s tor of ur Savior's Lutheran Church, Everett, has been nominated by the PLU Alumni Association to serve on the board of regents. Knutson has been president of the alumni for the past four years. He will be replaced in that position by Car) T. Fynboe, principal of the Clover Park High School, Tacoma.

- University

otebookStanley D. Elberson, assistant professor of speech, has been accepted for the acting company of the Oregon Shakespearean Festival this summer at Ashland, Ore. *



Mark Lono, Tacoma senior, has been na med editor of the American Luth eran Church's college publication, "College


Clippings," a puhli hed compilation of the ten ALC col­ lege newspapers, for the 19 63-64 school year. *

Susan Schoch, a pretty brunette, from Los Altos, Calif., reigned as May Queen during ceremonies May 3-4. Her princesses were seniors Gwen Golderm ann. Colville, and Marit Myhere, Tacoma; juniors Denise Johnson, Lemon Grove, Calif., and Arlene Thome, Salem, Ore.; sopho­ mores Nancy Yahn, Portland, Ore., and Kalhleen Arnold, Tacoma; and freshmen Judith Seastrand, Tacoma, and



A chapter of the national professional business fraterni­ ty, Alpha Kappa Psi, was installed on the campus this spring. The new chapter, named Zeta Eta, had 34 chart­ er members. Dr. William C. Himstreet, national presi­ dent from the University of Southern California, conducted the installation.

Joanne Sletbaug, Great FaD ,Mont. *





PL U debatel's gained national recognition in March when they were one of four college teams in the nation to win superior 'ertificates in both men's and women's divlSi n s at the Pi Kappa Delta national forensic tourna­ ment in C arbondal e , Ill. Team members were John v riand, Bell i n gham ; Ron Stewal't, Centralia; Merle &'vift, Vashon; ,Joan M jer, Seattle; Ruth Ellis, Ancho­ rage, Ala ka; Marilyn Nordlund, Aberdeen; Sandy Ellingson, Seattle; Ma 'sha Selden, Tacoma.

lohn G.

was awarded a doctor of theolo­ gy degree in the field of phil­ osophy

Mrs. Eline Morken, head of the school of nursing, attend­ ed the


tional nursing conv ntion held in Atlantic City

in early �lay.





Theological Seminary in New York City on May 21.

DR. *



Kuethe, chai rman of

the department of philosophy,






rri ten Solberg, dea n of students and professor of

p'ycho)ogy, has been e l ed e president of the Pierce County Personnel and Guidance . ssociation. •




Jerilyn Robarge, Mount Vernon senior, has been select­ ed for a position with the Peace Corps for two years in Col mbia, South America. She will be working with a rural community development program. *



James SkurdaJl and James Thang will spend their junior �fike



year at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. They are

Sylmar, Calif., is the new stu­

the third group of PLU students who have been accepted



to p articipate in the "Junior Year at Heidelberg" pro­

Sund t

gram. William Chapman and John Anderson were in Germany this past year.





inc ude


Q uincy, fir t vice-pr esid ent; Sharon O'Neil, Coos Bay. Ore., second vice-presiden t: Lynn


Berg, Eugene, Ore., treasur r;

Ore., secretary. .



John Martilla has been presented with a g-old-plated

and Ruth Danielson, Coos Bay.




medallion by the Pug'et Sound Chapter of the American Marketing Association. The award is given annually to outstanding marketing students from various universi­ ties in the Puget Sound Area.

Larry Hitterd Ie, Sanla Anna, C alif . , will be editor of

the Mooring Mast student newspaper, an


Piernick, Big Piney, Ore., will edit t h e Sa ga, student yearbook. *






Four PLU students are taking part in a program this summer sponsored by the North Pacific District of the ALC to assist Luther Leagues in the Washington and Oregon area. Joining six students from LBI are Bonnie

Dr. Olaf M. Jordahl, professor of physics, has been elected

Hagerman, Kellogg, Idaho; Dorothy Knutzen, Burlington;

as president of the Washington section of the American

Rodney Cillo, MHwaukie, Ore.; and Lester Foss, Canby, Ore.

Association of Physics Teachers.

Grant For In stitutes Pa i fic Lutheran University has received a $ 2 ,000 grant from the Lutheran Brotherhood i n support of the school's family l i fe institutes. The grant will be used to conduct three one­ day i n s t i tutes, during which time students, facul ty, pastor , socia! workers and other in­ terested individual s will have the opportunity to h ar lectures and view demonstrations re­ lated to such subjects as mental health and the community, effective family counseling, sociolo­ gy of rel igion, social welfare problems, rehabili­ tating the prisoner and parole, and community mobiliz ation to prevent j uvenile delinquency.


FIVE STAFF MEMBERS ENTER RETIREMENT Five persons with a total of 42 years of serv ice to Pacific L utheran University retired at the completion of 1 962-63 school year. Dr. Magnus Nodtvedt, professor of history, termina­ ted a distinguished aree r of 1 6 years on the PL U faculty. A graduate of St. Olaf College, he was both a college in structor and pastor before coming to PL U. He al so served in both World War , serving as a chaplain in World War I I . Dr. Nodtvet has a M .A. in history from Columbia University, a B.Th. from L uther S e m i n a r y, a M.Th. from Princeton Semi nary and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. Miss Florence A. Quast, food service director for seven years retired June 1 . Prior to coming to PL U, she served as food service director in a number of prominent insti­ tutions and was an instructor of home econ omics in several leading universities. Three houseparents also were a mong' the retiring: The Rev. and Mrs. C. K. Malmin, houseparents of Ever­ green Court, and Mrs. Clara Nelson, housemother of Harstad HaJJ. M r. M almin has been at PL U since 1 9 55, following his retirement as a pastor. M rs. M almin, the former Louise Hoic.omb, has been a housemother since her marriage to Malmin in 1 9 59. Mrs. Nelson came to PL U in 1955.

O utstanding Pacific L utheran University students were honored for academic achievement at the annual Honors Day convocation M ay 1 7 . Graduate assi stantships, fel lowships and scholar­ ships were announced for the following: Ron Heyer, biology, University of Southern Cal ifornia; Gerald Fla skerud, hemistry, Oregon State; Marilyn Lundblad, chemistI·y, Oregon State; Richard Bakken, Engl ish, Washington State; Gerald Rutherford, English, Kansas; Michael Macdonal d, German, W ashington; Sherwood R. Lay I nstitute Sched uled Glover, history, Arizona Stat e ; David Yokers, m athe­ matics, Washington; Christy Ulleland, medicine, Wash­ A l ay school of theology will be held on the PL U campus, ington; Dale Benson, history, M aine; Conrad Anderson, JUly 22-2 7 . Courses in Christian doctrine will be taught political science, B aylor; William Batterman, theology, by seminary and college professors. They are designed Harvard Divinity School; and John Stewart, speech, to equip lay people for their various min istries. The Northwestern. faculty includes Dr. Bernhard hristensen, former P L U undergraduate assi stantships were aw arded to president of Augusburg College; Dr. John Kuethe, as­ Kristin Hoefs, English; Alexia Henderson, mathematics ; sociate professor of philosophy at PL U; Dr. George nn Soine, sociology; M ichael Berwick, busines s; Karen Mued king, associate professor of functional. theology, Rommen, education; Tim B rowning, drama; and Judith Pacific L utheran Seminary ; and Dr. Loren Halvorson, Carlson, nursing. Luthera n Brotherhood Scholarships were awarded assi stant di rector of ALe Board of College Education. to A l exia Henderson, Arlo Larson and Ann Soine. Awards presented to the freshmen stu­ dents making the greatest progress were awa rded to Dean Knight, chemistry; Paul Bethge, mathematic s ; and Ruth Olsen and Tyler Coplen, physics. Chosen to be in the summer science re­ search program were John Dirlam, Gerald Larson, Howard Lang and George Nace. Others who received summer research grants were Michael Macdonald, German, Portl and State; and Eldon Anderson, medi­ cal science, California. Twelve graduates were excepted into theological s e m i n a r i e s. Besides B atter­ man, who will go to H a r v a rd, Thomas Elliott, Gerald Gettis, Karl Gronberg, Robert LeBlanc, William Lewis and Jerry Protexter will attend L uther Seminary, St. Paul ; Ona Brandt, Werner Netter and Robert Olsen, Jr., Wa rtburg Seminary, Dubuque; Philip Hult, Augustana Seminary, Rock Is l a nd; and Darrell Beddoe, Los Angeles Baptist These 1 .9 63 gradu.ates have been accepted for either m.edical or de ntal .�chool. Fi'rst Seminary. row, left to rig h t ; Georg e Vigela,nd, Oregon; Je,D'I'e y Pro b s tfield, Marquette; ChriHty Others accepted to graduate school in­ Vlleland, Wash·ington; Kenneth Carlson, Marquette; (md John Stevens, Chicago. clude Carole Byberg, English, Stanford; Second row, Tho'mas Lowe, Washington; Ralph E r i c k s o n , Washington; Eldon Thomas Turula, business, W yoming; and Anderson, C a l ifo rnia; Gary Lange, Louis Wagner and W i l l i a m Les8ley, a.ll R. Dennis Graddel, speech, Kent State. Washington.

J O H N FROM M S E LECT E D TO N A I A T RAC K HAlL O F FAM E J o h n F romm, one of P L U ' s all-time a t h l e t i c g r e a t s, was indu cted i n to the N ational Assoc i ation of I n tercoil egi ate Athletics Track and F ield H a l l of F a m e at a banquet i n S i o u x F a l l s, S. D., May 30. T h i s h i g h honor c am e not o n l y because of Fro m m ' s outstanding track and field mark, but a l so because h e exhibited a h i g'h level of sport s m a n s h i p and e t h ic al c h aracter t h roughout his c o l l ege career. During his coil eg'iate c areer fl'om 1956-58, F romm not only won the N A I A j a velin title th ree straight years b u t established a record each year, h itting a m ark of 251 feet, 8 inches in 1958. T h i s m ark still stands. H e twice establ i s h ed NCAA j av e l i n m arks, the most recent toss of 257 feet,

1 inch i n 1958. This record finally was topped i n 1960 b y Bill Alley of t h e U n i ­ versity of Kans as, w i t h a t h row of 268 feet, 9 i n c hes. Fromm a l so won titles at the Texas R e l ays, Drake R e l ays and Wash i n gton State Meet. H e tou red E u rope with a select gl'OUp of athletes from the U nited States during the s u m m e r o f 1957. Prior to entering coHege, Fromm, who is a h igh school i n structor in Concord, Calif., did not throw the j avel i n and h i s first attempt came while watc h i n g a c o l l ege m eet d u ri n g h i s fre s h m an year.

- Kn ig ht S ports

Footba l l Futu re

otes -

looms Bright Optim i s m is r u n n i n g h igh i n the P L U

The George Fisher Memorial Trophy.

Don Swan son was the top batter on

presented to the outstanding senior

the PLU baseball team with a .346

athlete. was awarded to George N.

a v e r a ge.

Vigeland. David E ans received the

season with an overall m a rk of 2-14.

Cl ara



fi n i s h e d the

Storaasl i M emorial Trophy as *

the outstanding senior golfer alld Don A. Swanson was awarded the Louise Randall


Trophy as the outstanding

member of the baseball team. *




PLU has added Montana State Uni­ versity and Alameda College of Hay­ wood, Cal if., to its 1963-64 basketball schedule. This will be the first meeting with these two schools.


Te rry Brown est bl ished a new P L U record in t h e 880 by covering the d i s ­ tance in 1 :56 .2 d u r ing t h e E vergreen Co n fere n e Meet M ay 18. The t i m e, wh ich was good enough to take first place. eclip ed t h e prev ious school m ark of 1 : 56.4, set by Leif Knutson in 1950. High jumper C u rt G a m m e l l also won a gol d m edal in the co nfer­ en e outing with a l eap of 6 feet, 31/4 inches . *





C o n ference


Labor News selections; C u rt t h i rd

coach Gene Lundgaard. on the way to its eighth Evergreen Conference title and its sixth trip in tbe last eight yea rs to the NAIA tournament. Lundgaard has never played on or coached a l osing

and W a s h i n gton team


A m erican; and M arv F redrickson, rec ipient of L i ston Award as N A I A ' s outstanding j u n i o r p l ayer. J im Castle­ berry was selected b y his teamm ates as i n s p i rational award w i n n e r. *


The track squad fin ished fourth in the conference meet and 3-4 for the season while the golf team ended with a 2-10 mark and the tennis team went 0-12. *


by a n i n experienc ed,

of a new offense, Carl son b rought h i s 1962 t e a m along w e l l as the season progressed with the Lutes fi n i s h in g squad in the E vergreen Conference.

B a s ketball post-season honors went


H ampered

youthfu l s q u ad a nd the i n stall ation

t h e c am paign a s t h e most i m p roved


to Tom Wh alen, first team a l i - E ver­


The PLU basketbal l team annexed its fifth straight winning season under


foo t b a l l camp. W i t h approximately 20 lettermen retu rning and the pros­ pect of se veral pro m i s i n g fre s h m e n e n t e r i n g the K n i g h t ' s g r i d c a m p, Coach Roy Carl son is expected to field the first PL U foot b a l l team to c o m p i l e a winning record s i n c e 1955.


A l though they fin i s h ed with a 2-5-2 sl ate, t h ree of t h e i r l o s ses were by a touchdown or less. A mo n g the c h ief returnees are fu l l b a c k Keith Shahan, q u a rterb ack Bob Batterm an, end M i ke Smith, cen­ ter Kevin Thomas, tackle Ed Brann­ fors and guard J i m Cypert. The Lutes will p l ay a n i ne-game schedule with cross-town rival, the U n iversity of Puget Sound, provi d i ng the opposition for t h e H omecoming battle Nov. 2. A l l home games will b e pl ayed in the L i ncoln Bowl.

The schedule follows: Sept. 2 1 - at Puget Sou n d , 1 : 30 p . m . Sept. 28 - at Eastern W a s h i n gton, 8 p.m. 5 - Westem W a s h i ngto n , 8 p.m. Oct. Oct. 1 2 - Wh itworth, 1 : 30 p . m .


Steve Kvin sl and, fre s h m a n pitcher


player. 1948-51. he performed on teams

fro m Port Orc h a rd, gained credit for both of t h e Kn ight's b a seball victor­ ies. He fi n i shed the season with a 2.33 earned run average.

Oct. 26 - a t C entra l W a s h i ngto n , 1 : 30 p.m. Nov. 2 - Puget Sou n d , 1 : 3 0 p . m .

team at PLU. In four seasons a

that won 81 games while dropping 4L Now as a coac h, his teams sport a 94-42 record.

1 9 - at Lew i s & C l a rk, 8 p . m .

Nov. 9 - Eastern Wash i n gton, 8 p . m . ,N o v. 1 6 - at Western Wash i n gto n , 1 : 30 p . m .

Second Class Postage Pa i d at Tacoma, Was h i ngton

PACIFIC LUTHERAN U N IVER fIT BULLETIN P . O. B o x 2 01i8 • Taco m a 44, Wa ' h i ngtnn R ET U RN RE Q U E ST E D

E n ro l l m e n t E n ro l l m n (, for t h e 1 96:l-G:3 school y ea r totaled 2 , 1 77 s t ude n t s , l a rg'"e t in t h e U n i ver -ity'- hi story and an i ner 'as f more t.han 200 ab v l a · t year. In rel easing the n r o l l m e n t figures, Mrs. Linka J o h n o n , rep:istrar, tat d Lh a t 1 , 70'1 st udents we re un d et·grad ua t e s , 3 1 2 W l"e graduat.e sl.uden t an 161 were spec I al a n d e x ten s io n stu d e n t s . A n addition al 754 stu d e n t s for the 1 962 ' u m m er . ession increased the year's net em·ol l men t to 2,658, also the l a rge st i n h i story. The tu ell ts came from 28 s t ates an d n ine other a n ad , C hi na, ·0 n t ri e •. T h es e n t l O n s i nc l u d ed Germ any I n d i a, I reland, J a m aica, Peru, Ta n gany i k a a n d T h a i l and. · tatlsti cs reveal e d t h at 65 p l'cent of t h e n L enroll­ ment was connect.ed with the Lut e ra n C hurch. The re m ai n d er came fro m 16 o th er denom i n ations . Tho ' e w i t h t h e l arg-est representation were M et h o d ist , 1 74 ; P resby 1"i a n , L 65; B a p i st, 1 04; a n d Roman C athol ic 8 1 . A m ong the Lu t h ran. t here were 1 ,084 from t h e A m e r-ican L u theran C hu rc h, 22 1 from the Lut h er an hu rch f Am rica, 92 from the Mi souri Synod a n d :3 fro m t.he Wiseo . in S y nod . F i gu re s a press ti m e i ndica ed ano t h e r tecord en­ roJ l m ent fo r L h e 1 9 • -64 - h 01 year. u m m r s 'ho I rebristrati n was ru n n i ng h igher t h a n i n pr evi ous years at a comparabl e ti me, new st u d en t acceptances o r h fall S I es t er w ere on a pal' with l ast year and the nu m­ ber of t·eturn i g s tude l 1 t s appeared h i gher th a n i n p re v ioll year .

Student Artist Series Progra m An nou nced rc hest ra, which app ared f r th fir t t i m e out of the s t at e of Orego n d u ri n g its ap­ pear n e e here in F e b ru a ry , w i l l open t h e PL U Associat­ ed Stud e n t Artist e ri es wi t h a c o nc e rt October 25. nder h e d i rection f .J acques S i nger , the Portland m u icians were s o siastical ly rece i ved in their i n i ti al per formanc e in T ac ma that they have b en in­ v i t ed back for a r turn ngage me n t . N a t i o n \ \ y known b a l l a d i n ger R i c h a rd Dyer­ B en n e t "'ill p re s n t a program of fo l k songs December Th e Portland S ym pho n y

3 . Li k lh t rue tr u ad U I· of ol d , h e i s a poet, co po er , sm ger and i n strumen tal i st i n one. Th U n i ersity o f Puget S u nd-Tacom a ym p ho ny Orchestra with L e on a rd Ros , C , ! l i st, as guest artist

wi l l appear on t h e third program F e b ru ary 20. Rose has appeared a s soloist with most o f the n at i on ' s m aj or e n se m b les . A perfo r m an ce by the Pacific B allet of San Francisco w i l l con clude t he Stud n t Artist series March 13. Tickets for the ser i e s will g on sa le i n Se pte m ber.

Fou r Join Ad m i nistrative Staff Tlu'ee persons have been n a m ed to fill n e w adm inistra­ tive ositio ns i n the U n i versity', st ructure and a fou r th to fi l l a v a c a n c y c reated by the r e t i r e m e n t of M iss Fl oren ce A. Q u ast as food service director. M rs. James M. Dougherty as s u m e d the l atte r position J u n e 1. A gr a u t of the U n iv e r si ty of Washington, where sh also compl ted h e r fifth y e a r as a d i e t e t ic j nt e r n, she c o m e s to P L U w i t h a wide ra n g e of ex­ perience. Her most rec nt position was that of food service director for th e Sal t Lake C i t y YWCA. Lawrence J. Bauge becam e t h e new al u m n i relations director .June 1 7 . H a u ge , who has th ree degrees from PLU, h a s been act i v e in al umn i work, serving on the PLU A l u m n i A sociation Board and as a s s o c i a t i o n pre si d e n t in 1 958-59. He h as been a teacher and admini­ strator ill th e Clover Park Sc h ool istri t since 1 953, an d has been vic -principal of H u d tloff J u n i o r H igh chool since 1957. Allen P. Lovejoy will j i n t h e staff August 1 8 as as­ s i stan t business m anager. A gra d u ate of Y ale U n i v ersi­ ty, h e rece n t ly co m pl et ed a th ree - ye ar term a s controller for T u n g h ai U n iversity in Taiwan . Prior to that he was c on t rol l er for t he Pacific School of R e l i g ion in B e rkely, C a l i f. , for nine y ea r s. The Rev. Leighland Johnson wil l assu m e the position of a sistant to the. dean of s t u d e n ts i n Sep t emb er. A gradu at e of Iowa St ate U n i v e rs i ty and A ugus t ana Seminary, he has been both a hi h school pri n c i p a l and a p a " t o r in several Iowa commu n ities. He al so served fo r a ti me as a m i ssio n ar y in Tan ga nyi k a . He i s cu rrentl y a candidate fo r a m ast er ' s degree in col l e ge personnel

work fro m t h e U n iv e r s i ty of M i n nesota. *



PlU Hosts Conventions A pp ro x i m atel ' 4,500 pe rson s will visit the Pacific L u theran U n iver ity ca m p u s t h i s sum mer to atten d o n e or more of the 2 0

c o n v e n t i on s, in stitutes or work­ been sc hed u l ed by v arious c h u rch groups a n d ci vic organi zatio n t h roughou t t h e Pacific Northwe s t.

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