|October 2011 | Volume 5, Issue 9
SPU's Day of Common Learning
Each Autumn Quarter, SPU closes offices and suspends classes for one day so that faculty, staff, and students can gather together to learn about a common topic. The public is also welcome. The event, called the "Day of Common Learning," embodies the best of interdisciplinary learning, explains Les Steele, senior vice president for academic affairs. "It holds up the vision that we're going to engage the culture with important issues. That's something we value highly."
The 10th Annual Day of Common Learning, held on October 19, focused on the intersection of science and faith. Attendees heard astronomer Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Wiseman discussed the magnitude of the universe our newest technology reveals, and how science can inspire worship and praise. "We're part of a mind-blowing universe," said Wiseman. "The more you discover, the more amazed you get by thinking about God." A rich assortment of 22 afternoon seminars led by SPU faculty, students, and staff also helped attendees explore such topics as "Faith and Science: Perspectives From Christian Biologists" and "Exploring Art and Beauty Through the Lens of Developmental Science."
Check This Out
SPU Mom's Day - November 5
This session, led by SPU's Center for Career and Calling, helps your student explore career interests, professional skills, and what employers look for when hiring. No student should leave college without an internship. Encourage your student to attend. Learn more about this and other events.
Twelve Angry Women
November 10-12, 17-19
Twelve jurors deliberate the fate of a young man accused of his father's murder in this stage adaptation of the television show and film Twelve Angry Men. As the jurors' perspectives clash, you decide: Is the young man guilty or innocent -- and what is the truth? Produced by SPU's Theatre department. $12 general admission/$10 students and seniors. Purchase tickets.
The Sacred Sounds of Christmas
November 28 and 29
Don't miss this popular holiday concert! Now in its 12th year, this Christmastime tradition features SPU's nationally acclaimed Concert Choir and Wind Symphony, the SPU Orchestra, and other groups in performance at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, home to the Seattle Symphony. Tickets are $17 and $20. Hurry! This concert is selling out fast. Learn more.
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