The annual Lu‘au is more than a feast. It’s a celebration of Hawai‘i culture, a learning experience and a connection to home for Pacific University’s many students from Hawai‘i.
Students prepare for the 51st Annual Lu'au at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
The first lū‘au at Pacific wasn’t very good, according to Hawai‘i Club co-founder Fred Scheller ’43, MA ’54. Fifty years later, not only is it good, it’s one of the biggest and best outside of the Islands.
It takes a lot of kŌkuna (cooperation) from parents, students, alumni and friends to stage a Pacific lū‘au—and one special woman to pull it all together.