Phillip A. Nordquist, Professor of History (1963-2005) at Pacific Lutheran University
"In addition, PLU has a special responsibilty to remind students that as students they are both called to study and to prepare themselves for their future vocations,...We see every actvity and occupation as part of a web which seeks to serve the neighbor and foster the life of the community. We are engaged in the graduation of vocationally oriented citizens committed to lives of 'thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care - for other persons, for the community, and for the earth' "
-PLU 2000: Embracing the 21st Century, the Long-Range Plan of Pacific Lutheran University"
*from the backcover