April 15 – Eggstravaganza

On April 15th from 9 AM till noon, FCCCC members will be attending the Annual Eggstravaganza Event at Sound Life Church. Each year we provide the Bunny(s) for the event and pass out candy to the youngsters.  Sound Life Church puts on a huge event with many activities for children that culminates with an Egg Hunt…

Sheriff Pastor: on Civil Disobedience

From a Facebook post – Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor In America today, we are seeing an increase in social activism and direct action politics. There is nothing wrong with this in a nation which values freedom. But recently, we have seen instances where fringe elements of anarchists and rioters run lawless and wild. And we…

Sheriff statement on immigration

PIERCE COUNTY — The issue of immigration and securing borders is currently a controversial topic with the new Presidential administration. Some people have reacted with fear and anger, others with celebration and others with confusion. This issue matters to local law enforcement even as we are confronted by people showing all the emotions and political…

Public Opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (May 1, 2015)—The public will have two opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway on May 23 when he visits Tacoma in honor of Pacific Lutheran University’s 125 anniversary: during his arrival at PLU, at 11:15 a.m., and at the Tacoma Dome,…

May 17 – A special day if you are Norwegian

Norwegian Constitution Day or Syntende Mai, May 17 has become the Celebration of all things Norwegian. The Scandinavian Cultural Center is getting all ready for tomorrow’s 17 Mai flag raising and breakfast reception at Pacific Lutheran University with the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey. All are welcome to Centennial Plaza at 8:30am! Gratulerer med dagen! Their annual Flag…

Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking – May 12

“What Then?” What happens when women are physically set free from a life style that has taken everything they are away? Imagine:  Your innocence is lost.  You know more about the seamier side of life than anyone should.  All your firsts were taken away, especially if you were trafficked as a child or young woman. …

Leschi Honor Walk 2015

Today I had the privilege of joining the Nisqually Tribe of Indians out on JBLM in the artillery impact zone.  This is a special treat the base provides to the Tribe so they can visit parts of their reservation that were condemned and are unreachable due to the dangerous activities in the area. More of the…

Secret Life of Sigrid Undset – PLU’s Scandinavian Center April 30

April 30, PLU faculty member Claudia Berguson, Svare-Toven Endowed Professor of Norwegian, takes us into the “Secret Life of Sigrid Undset”. Please join us at 7pm for this fascinating lecture about one of Norway’s most famous female authors, followed by refreshments!

Viking descendants invade PLU – Norwegian Heritage Festival

PARKLAND, WA — On Saturday, the 25th of April, the University Center at Pacific Lutheran University was filled with Norwegian bakery, Rosemaling, sweaters, woodcarvings and other assorted things Scandinavian. Music from accordions and a Norwegian men’s choir filled the air. Artists were making intricate weavings and painting bowls, plates and spoons. Here’s a few photos of the…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…

39th annual Norwegian Heritage Festival – April 25th

Ja, sure, you betcha! On Saturday April 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in the University Center at PLU, the Scandinavians are taking over with booths, costumes, music and delightful cuisine. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, this event is sure to delight. Welcome to the 39th annual Norwegian…