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In the Loop

March 2012  |  Volume 6, Issue 3

SPU classroom Role Reversal:
Faculty Become Students

By Jennifer Perrow

Every Thursday during Winter Quarter, a group of eager learners gathers to hear lectures, discuss texts, turn in assignments, and share thoughts about what they are learning. These aren't freshman students, however. These are SPU's newest faculty members, and they are enrolled in the University's unique "New Faculty Seminar." Read more.

Check This Out

SPU Campus Orientation for New Students

Orientation: It's a two-program approach to get your new student advised, registered, moved onto campus, and connected! The first program, New Student Advising (NSA), takes place in the summer. Students are advised and then register for their first quarter classes. Parents are also invited to join in and connect with SPU. Check out the sample student and parents schedule for more information.

Welcome Week takes place in September and includes moving onto campus. Parents have a full program during Welcome Week too. Sign up for both events now!

Bernice King In Case You Missed It: Bernice King Chapel on iTunes

In celebration of Black History Month at SPU, the Reverend Bernice King came to campus for a community chapel service on February 28. King is the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. You can listen to her sermon online at iTunesU.

Tent City 3 at SPU Tent City 3 Update

Recently, Rachel Belle of Seattle's KIRO FM radio station produced a story about Tent City 3 and SPU's involvement with this community for homeless men and women. Read the story or listen to the broadcast. The Seattle Times also covered Tent City 3 in an article titled "Tent City Teaching Life Lessons." In addition, SPU has been organizing forums on the topic of homelessness. You can listen to the forums on iTunesU.

SPU student surfing the web SPU's Facebook Page

Did you know that SPU is on Facebook? Keep up with SPU-related news, connect with other parents, find resources on faith and culture, and learn about campus events. Like us and tell your friends!

Bob Drovdahl Spring Quarter Lectio

Beginning March 26, Professor of Christian Ministries and Education Bob Drovdahl will lead a study of 1 Corinthians for SPU's Lectio: Guided Bible Reading. You can listen every week online or receive content via email.

Featured Event

GospelFest - April 14-15


GospelFest is a two-day celebration of the gospel music heritage.

Enjoy a gospel music symposium, as well as a night of worship featuring Raymond Wise, P.J. Morgan, Stephen Michael Newby, and the SPU Gospel Choir on Saturday, April 14. Attend the Gospel Choir Festival on Sunday, April 15, at Seattle's McCaw Hall.

The finest Northwest gospel choirs will go head-to-head in competition for a grand prize of $5,000.

Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

Other Events

Downtown Business Breakfast - April 11
This year's Downtown Business Breakfast speaker is David Brooks, one of America's most prominent cultural and political commentators. Hear what he has to say in his on-campus, free public lecture at 1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons.

2012 Winifred E. Weter Lecture - April 17
Rebekah L.H. Rice, assistant professor of philosophy, presents this year's Weter Lecture titled "Resurrection of the Body?: Physicalism and the Possibility of Life After Death." She'll explore the themes of death and resurrection, and the view of physicalism.

Social Venture Plan Competition Showcase - April 18
This is the final round of the sixth annual Social Venture Plan Competition. Student teams write business plans and pitch ideas for innovative social enterprises. The projects are judged by members of the Seattle business and nonprofit community. Cash prizes are awarded at the end of the day, as well as a People's Choice Award. Parents are invited to attend this popular event.

Dad's Day - May 5

Dad's Day is a fantastic opportunity for you to connect with your SPU daughter or son, meet their friends, get on campus, and have some fun! Enjoy great food, breakfast entertainment, take in the Seattle Sounders FC game, and make some great memories! Reserve your tickets now.

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