PLU Briefs 4-4-14

Convocation ushering in a new year at PLU on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.Karl Stumo plans to resign

Karl Stumo, vice president for Admission and Enrollment Services, announced his intention to resign at the end of the academic year. He is leaving Pacific Lutheran University for a new position in River Forest, Ill. as the vice president of Enrollment and Marketing at Dominican University.

Stumo began working at PLU as the dean and associated vice president of Admission and Financial Aid before becoming VP for Admission and Enrollment Services in June 2007, where he oversaw the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid and Student Services.

Stumo also worked to accomplish the university’s overall goals by developing marketing, financial aid, recruitment and communication strategies.

Both Stumo and Laura Majovski, who will retire from her position as vice preident of Student Life and Dean of Students at the end of the academic year, will be celebrated at the annual Farewell Reception May 19.

PLU a finalist for carbon neutral award

Pacific Lutheran University’s Study Away programs can give a person a completely different perspective on life. But the plane rides to the different countries and continents make up 19.4 percent of the university’s carbon footprint.

To offset these emissions, PLU’s Study Away program partnered with Earth Deeds, a company that measures ecological impacts, to teach students how to give back to the earth while studying away.

This process of neutralizing a carbon footprint is called “onsetting.” This program is a finalist for the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards.

“Aiming for carbon neutrality is important, but it is the bare minimum,” Christine Cooley, PLU’s sustainability manager, said. “Innovative projects like onsetting soar past neutral and allow for regenerative sustainability projects — serving the ones that support the global and local environments PLU visits, and the communities where students study away.”

A stop-motion film produced on campus and narrarated by KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick highlights the onsetting program that will take place during the Study Away trips in the 2014-15 academic year.

To vote for PLU’s video, visit http://www.planetforward.org/idea/aligning-carbon-neutrality-goals-with-educational-mission-onsetting and click the thumbs up symbol in the left column. Voting ends April 15. 🅼

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