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In the Loop

March 2013  |  Volume 7, Issue 3

Parents Fund

Seattle Pacific University Introduces the Parents Fund

Ensuring Seattle Pacific’s tradition of academic excellence requires the involvement and generous support of many donors to the University, including parents of current students and graduates. The Parents Fund was established to provide a way for parents to actively enhance and sustain their student’s college experience. Every gift made by parents to this fund grows and strengthens the activities that take place both inside and outside the classroom. Gifts to the Parents Fund provide annual, unrestricted funding to areas of immediate need -- from academic advising and new state-of-the-art classrooms, to residential life and Christian faith exploration.

Your gifts affirm you believe in the value of your student’s SPU education and its power to prepare your son or daughter to graduate with competence and character. Parent partnership is critical to propelling SPU’s mission to engage the culture and change the world.

Will you make a life-changing gift to SPU students today? Please visit spu.edu/givenow. This is a chance to influence every student’s life.

Check This Out

Jeff Keuss

The Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers
In the upcoming Winifred E. Weter Lecture, Jeff Keuss, professor and associate dean in the School of Theology, will reflect on an influential on-going research project that explores the faith formation of young people. The findings were published in the book Soul Searching by Christian Smith and 1996 SPU alumna Melinda Denton. 

The book has profoundly influenced faith communities for the past 10 years. Keuss’ April 9 lecture will touch on what faith formation in young people should and could be. It will be geared toward church leaders, youth workers, parents, and others interested in the developmental questions and concerns that face today’s teenagers.

Jack Levison

Spring Quarter Lectio
Beginning March 25, Professor of New Testament Jack Levison will take our campus on an 11-week Spring Quarter roller coaster ride through the book of Acts, which you can join for free via Lectio. Levison is the author of several books, including his highly acclaimed Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life. “Acts shows a world full of signs above and wonders below,” writes Levison in his introduction to the upcoming Lectio series. “This is a world in which Peter, while standing at a door fresh out of prison, is mistaken for an angel (Acts 12:12-17). It is a world in which evil spirits do God’s bidding by chasing evil men away naked (19:13-20). This is a magical world, a heady world, in which hankies that touch the Apostle Paul heal the sick and exorcise the demon-possessed (19:11-12).”

Lectio is an opportunity for you to follow along the biblical text that your student is being exposed to in chapel, group, and other Bible studies on campus. For a free subscription to weekly Lectio readings and podcasts, or to access current and previous Lectios and learn about the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, visit spu.edu/cbte.

Spring Break

Spring Break and Other Important Dates
Spring Break begins Saturday, March 16, and runs through Tuesday, March 26. Students’ Winter grades will be posted after 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25. Classes for Spring Quarter begin on Wednesday, March 27. The University closes at noon on Friday, March 29, in observation of Good Friday. Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day; the University is closed; however, evening classes do meet. The last day of Spring Quarter is Thursday, June 6. Questions? Contact sasinfo@spu.edu.


SPU Is on YouTube
Did you know SPU is on YouTube? Watch videos about students, theology, academic programs, and more. Share your comments, and share the videos with others.

Response Magazine

Response Magazine, Spring 2013 Issue
SPU’s award-winning Response magazine recently published the Spring 2013 issue, with the theme “At the Table: Coming Together Across Our Differences.” 

Featured events

The Inaugural Year

President Martin Is Inaugurated April 2
President Martin will be inaugurated as Seattle Pacific’s 10th president on Tuesday, April 2. The day’s festivities include a morning commissioning ceremony and the inauguration held at McCaw Hall in the afternoon. All SPU students are invited to attend this momentous day; RSVPs required.

For information about these events, visit spu.edu/inauguration. To post a congratulatory message to President Martin, visit spu.edu/inauguration, spu.edu/facebook, or use #spuinaug on Twitter or Instagram.

Dad's Day

SPU Dad's Day -- April 13
SPU Dad's Day is a great chance for you to bond with your SPU daughter or son, meet his or her friends, get on campus, and have some fun. Enjoy delicious food, breakfast entertainment, and a Seattle Sounders FC game. Come make some memories!

Other events

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