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In the Loop

May 2013  |  Volume 7, Issue 5

NIA Wheel

NIA Wheel Wins Social Venture Plan Competition

With entries ranging from brainwave-actuated wheelchairs and rural sanitation, to organic dog treats and urban aquaponics, 27 student teams brought technical savvy and social entrepreneurship to this year’s Social Venture Plan Competition, held April 17 on the SPU campus. The seventh annual event attracted more than 120 participants from several different schools, each vying for the $2,500 grand prize with their ideas to improve lives.
Read more.

Check This Out

Spring Arts Events

Spring Arts Events
Fine arts events are plentiful this May -- and a great time to come to SPU, spend time with your son or daughter, and enjoy superb theatre and music performances. Discover a new twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with “The Frog Prince,” performed May 21-25, 7:30 p.m., at the McKinley Hall Backstage Theatre. The Percussion Ensemble performs their annual spring concert on May 28, 7:30 p.m., at McKinley Hall. The SPU Symphony Orchestra, a select ensemble of strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, performs May 30, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. Enjoy the sounds of SPU's Concert and Chamber Choir, Women's Choir, and Men's Choir on May 31, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church.

Dad's Day 2013

Dad’s Day a Sellout
A sold-out crowd of 285 SPU dads, daughters, and sons attended a special Dad’s Day event on April 13. They enjoyed a pancake breakfast, humorous student stories told by President Martin, and a talk from Ryan Looney, men’s basketball coach, who spoke about his career journey and coaching strategy. Looney described how his program focuses on academics and spiritual growth, as well as playing well and winning. The audience enjoyed a video greeting from SPU alumnus Marcus Hahnemann, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper. Following the breakfast, the crowd attended a chilly but exciting Seattle Sounders game at CenturyLink field.

View photos from Dad’s Day.

President Martin Inauguration

Check It Out
Enjoy this short video featuring the sights and sounds of the inauguration of President Daniel J. Martin, held April 2 at McCaw Hall.


SPU’s Facebook Page
Seattle Pacific’s flagship Facebook page is now 7,000 followers strong. It is designed for worldwide visitors, friends, alumni, parents, and students. Thoughtful content is provided to increase your knowledge and deepen your faith.

SPU Athletics

SPU Athletes Earn Awards
Throughout the autumn and winter seasons, SPU athletes have been winning an impressive number of awards. Spring sports are still in progress, but the current tally is as follows:

  • 41 All-Conference athletes
  • 12 All-Region athletes
  • 11 All-American athletes
  • 39 conference All-Academic awards
  • 8 Academic All-District awards
  • 7 Academic All-American awards

Some athletes with particularly noteworthy awards include:

Katie Thralls (cross country): GNAC Newcomer of the Year, All-West Region, GNAC All-Academic, U.S. Track & Cross Country Coaches All-Academic, All-GNAC for indoor track; Caleb Nyone (men's soccer): All-GNAC, GNAC All-Academic, CoSIDA Academic All-District, National Soccer Coaches Assn. College Division All-West Region Scholar and All-America Scholar; Jon Pearman (men's soccer): All-GNAC, GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, Daktronics All-West Region, Daktronics All-American; Blaine Carver (men's soccer): All-GNAC, GNAC All-Academic, CoSIDA Academic All-District, National Soccer Coach. Assn. College Division All-West Region Scholar; Megan Lindsay and Shayla Page (women's soccer): All-GNAC, Daktronics All-West Region; David Downs (men's basketball): All-GNAC, Daktronics All-West Region, National Assn. of Basketball Coaches All-Region, GNAC All-Academic, CoSIDA Academic All-District, CoSIDA Academic All-America; Jobi Wall (men's basketball): All-GNAC, National Assn. of Basketball Coaches All-Region, GNAC All-Academic, CoSIDA Academic all-District; Riley Stockton (men's basketball): All-GNAC, GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, GNAC All-Academic; Sydney Clark, Shannon Escarra, Stephanie Wagner, Corrine Wise (gymnastics): All-MPSF, USA Gymnastics All-American.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Observance
The SPU Veteran and Military Support Cadre, in conjunction with the Military and Veteran Support Club, hosts a Memorial Day observance event on Tuesday, May 28. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at 2 p.m. The event will be in Tiffany Loop (or, if the weather is inclement, in classroom 112, Eaton Hall). The speaker is Dr. Bill Woodward, professor of history and a National Guard retired lieutenant colonel. RSVP to martins3@spu.edu or visit Facebook. Please include your guest count.

Featured events

Dean's List

Dean’s List
Quarterly honors are awarded to those undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who have earned a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average in a given quarter. Read more.

Summer Social

Summer Socials
This August and early September, Seattle Pacific is hosting a number of Summer Social events in various locations around the Northwest (Seattle/Eastside, Salem, Puyallup), and in Colorado. This is a chance for students and families to come together and meet others from your area that are attending SPU this fall. It is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to build connections and hear from current students. Parents will also learn how to get involved with SPU. In June, check spu.edu/summersocial for dates, locations, and information on how to register.

Other events

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