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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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