President Dan Martin’s Op-Ed
in The Seattle Times
A week before Christmas, I was contacted by The Seattle Times and asked to write an opinion piece to appear on Christmas Day. My understanding is that the editors wanted a different kind of editorial for their readers on Christmas and I am honored they thought of Seattle Pacific University.
In the piece, I tried to convey how our Christian faith not only shapes our response to tragedy and loss, but also how it challenges us to respond to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as homelessness and racial injustice. I closed the article by expressing my firm belief that “Seattle Pacific University will continue to be a place where we strive to live what we believe, a place where our Christian identity is foundational and formative.”
In case you missed it, here’s The Seattle Times op-ed published on December 25, 2014.
News for Parents and Families
Join Us for Homecoming This Year!
As a parent of a Seattle Pacific University student, you are part of the SPU family, and you are invited to reconnect with your student and enjoy special events at Homecoming, February 5–7:
• Enjoy the ever-popular Homecoming Student Talent Show, where true talent and laughter
are guaranteed, and the People of Promise student award recipients are recognized.
• Be inspired by alumni stories at the Homecoming Luncheon. President Martin will
speak — and awards will be given — at this popular event that epitomizes all
the best of engaging the culture, changing the world.
• Attend “King Lear,” featuring the
many talents of our students and faculty.
• Cheer for the Falcons alongside your son or daughter at the Homecoming
women’s or men’s basketball games.
• Tour beautiful new Arnett Hall and the newly restored Alexander Hall.
Dad’s Day 2015
Be sure to save the date for Dad's Day on April 25. Dads and their students are invited to enjoy a lunch together on campus -- and then in the early evening catch a Mariner’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Watch for more details, including cost and schedule, in the coming weeks.
Weekly Discussions Examine How Race Shapes Experience
In Context, a unique campus discussion group, invites students to talk about race, diversity, and reconciliation.
Purposely and gently, the discussion group gives students a safe place to consider and break down long-held stereotypes about people from other cultures. Learn more.
The Alexander Hall Campaign
Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — a story that began in 1891 with a vision for outstanding Christian education that would equip students to do good in the world. Set on an uncultivated plot of land in early Seattle, Alexander Hall —our first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.