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Statement from Student Jon Meis

Jun 9, 2014

The following is a statement from Jon Meis, the Seattle Pacific University student involved in the campus shooting on June 5. Jon is requesting privacy and will not speak to the media at this time.

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Statement from SPU About Freshman Paul Lee

Jun 7, 2014

The following is information about Seattle Pacific University student Paul Lee, who died in the shooting on campus on June 5, 2014.

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Statement from SPU President Daniel J. Martin About Shooting on Campus

Jun 7, 2014

The Seattle Pacific University community has endured a senseless act of violence resulting in the death of one of our precious students and the injury of two others. We have been shaken deeply. I have no words to adequately convey the grief we feel about this event, or how it has affected each of us -- students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

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Marian Wright Edelman Is SPU's Commencement Speaker

Mar 20, 2014

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, will speak at Seattle Pacific University’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 14, at Key Arena in downtown Seattle.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Visits SPU

Feb 28, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak on the Seattle Pacific University campus on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Albright is America’s first woman secretary of state (1997-2001), the former ambassador to the United Nations, and a former member of the Cabinet and National Security Council.

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Community Invited to Join SPU in “Day of Common Learning”

Oct 10, 2013

Every year, the students, faculty, and staff of Seattle Pacific University set aside a day to study one topic, and the public is invited to join the conversation. This year’s theme for the “Day of Common Learning” on Wednesday, October 16, is “Helping Youth Flourish,” and will focus on community partnerships between families and institutions that help young people thrive.

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New College Students: Go Volunteer on September 28

Sep 27, 2013

More than 800 Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, and staff, including SPU President Dan Martin, will take part in a day of community service on Saturday, September 28, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Williams Named Dean of the School of Business and Economics

Jun 20, 2013

Dr. Joseph Williams, a Microsoft executive and former professor at Colorado State University, has been named the dean of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics.

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SPU’s Commencement Exercises on June 9

Jun 7, 2013

Seattle Pacific University will hold its Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m. at Key Arena.

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SPU Inaugurates Its 10th President

Mar 26, 2013

Seattle Pacific University will hold the presidential inauguration of Dr. Daniel J. Martin on Tuesday, April 2, in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Martin is SPU’s 10th president in its 122-year history.

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Van Duzer Named Provost

Nov 26, 2012

Jeff Van Duzer, dean of SPU’s School of Business and Economics, has been named provost.

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SPU Announces Record Enrollment

Sep 24, 2012

For the third straight year, Seattle Pacific University will not only welcome the largest incoming class in its 120-year history, but also its most diverse group of new students. And, for the first time in 16 years, a new president will greet them. President Daniel J. Martin, who took office July 1, will welcome 4,193 students to campus, a record enrollment. The new student class is made up of 34 percent ethnic minorities—another record. Autumn Quarter begins Monday, September 24.

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Seattle Pacific University Announces Next President

Apr 10, 2012

The Seattle Pacific University Board of Trustees today elected Dr. Daniel J. Martin as the 10th president of SPU. Martin, currently president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) in Ohio, will assume his duties on July 1, 2012. He will succeed President Philip W. Eaton, who announced his retirement last September.

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Tent City 3 Moves to SPU

Jan 21, 2012

Tent City 3 (TC3) comes to Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, January 21, for a nine-week stay. TC3 will be located on Wallace Field, east of Royal Brougham Pavilion on West Nickerson Street, from January 21 to March 24. This will be the first time SPU has hosted the group.

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SPU Welcomes NASA Astronomer

Oct 14, 2011

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for the NASA Hubble Space telescope, is the keynote speaker for Seattle Pacific University’s annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 19. The public is invited to hear her talk at 10 a.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion titled “Stars, Galaxies, Planets, and Life: An Amazing Universe to Behold.”

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Translator of The Message Will Speak at SPU

Oct 14, 2011

Rev. Eugene Peterson, Bible translator of the award-winning book The Message and Seattle Pacific University alumnus, will speak on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham. In his lecture titled "St. Mark: The Basic Text for Christian Spirituality," he will explore the importance of Scripture in spiritual formation.

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Eaton to Step Down July 2012

Sep 20, 2011

Dr. Philip W. Eaton has announced his decision to step down from his role as president of Seattle Pacific University, effective July 1, 2012.

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SPU’s Class of 2015: Largest and Most Diverse

Sep 14, 2011

For the second straight year, Seattle Pacific University will not only welcome the largest incoming class in its 120-year history, but also its most diverse group of new students.

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SPU Welcomes Record Number of Students, Strong Academics, Diversity Mark Incoming Class

Sep 27, 2010

A record 4,120 undergraduate and graduate students make up the largest incoming class in the history of Seattle Pacific.

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SPU Ranks #3 in Best Values; #14 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities”

Sep 1, 2010

Seattle Pacific University receives high rankings in the 2011 college rankings in U.S. News & World Report.

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College Students Host Event for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

May 18, 2010

More than 2 million children in the United States are being raised by a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other family member.

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Basin City Resident Named SPU Alumnus of the Year

Feb 5, 2010

Basin City resident Delbert Wisdom, owner and CEO of Judel Marketing International Inc., was honored as Seattle Pacific University’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year during homecoming celebrations on campus, January 28-30.

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SPU Welcomes Class of 2013

Sep 25, 2009

They haven't started school yet, but the Class of 2013 at Seattle Pacific University is already breaking records.

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Music Therapy

The Music of Recovery

SPU's new music therapy program is the first of its kind in Washington state.

Using Business Expertise to Give Back

Bryan Papé was named 2010 Young Alum of the Year. The 2007 alum uses his business acumen to improve the lives of others.

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