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In the Loop

October 2013  |  Volume 7, Issue 9

Faith in the Classroom

Faith in the Classroom

Most Seattle Pacific University undergraduate students follow the same general education curriculum to complete their undergraduate degrees. Among these requirements are University Foundations (UFDN) courses, which include three consecutive courses centered in the foundations of Christian faith.

These courses introduce students to the biblical heritage and to the distinctive doctrines and practices of various strands within the historic Christian tradition. Students are confronted with perennial human questions, and challenged to understand themselves, their heritage and traditions, and the world from the perspective of the Christian faith. Read more.

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Mom's Day

Register Now for Mom's Day
SPU Mom's Day is Saturday, November 2. This event is the perfect way to reconnect with your son or daughter, and with other SPU moms and students.

The morning begins with a parent prayer meeting at 8:30 a.m. Check in for the brunch is at 10 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Brunch features an informal interview with entrepreneur and 2013 Alumna of the Year Margo Jarvies Engberg '89, owner of PinkaBella Cupcakes. Her topic is "Choosing Your Own Adventure: Expect the Unexpected." Pam Martin, wife of President Dan Martin, will have welcoming comments. You will also hear from Professor Ross Stewart from the School of Business and Economics.

In the afternoon, you and your student can cheer yourselves hoarse at an always-spirited Falcon women's soccer game vs. Central Washington University. You can also explore Seattle and see the Emerald City through your student’s eyes.

The price is $29 per person.

More information and registration:

We hope to see you back on campus November 2!

Creative Conversations

Parents Are Invited to "Creative Conversations" Offered by the SPU Library
Come to the Seattle Pacific University Library to hear members of the SPU community share scholarly and creative works in progress. Bring your curiosity, and join in conversations about the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge.

Speaking this quarter:

  • Jeff Keuss (Theology), "The Gospel According to Stephen King": Thursday, October 24, 3-3:40 p.m.
  • Shannon Huffman Polson (MFA '12), "North of Hope: Memoir, Memory, and Mercy": Thursday, October 31, 12:10-12:50 p.m.
  • Ben McFarland (Biochemistry), "The Quickening: How Chemistry Shaped Biology": Thursday, November 7, 3-3:40 p.m.
  • David Wicks and Andrew Lumpe (Education), "bPortfolios: Using an Open Blogging Platform for Reflective Learning": Thursday, November 14, 12:10-12:50 p.m.

More information about Creative Conversations.

etc magazine

Survey for etc Magazine
Most likely your student received etc magazine before enrolling at Seattle Pacific University. We’re curious to find out how the magazine serves parents. Please take a few minutes to fill out an etc magazine parent survey.

City Quest

Rain or Shine, Freshmen Serve the City: CityQuest 2013
One of the highlights of Welcome Week, CityQuest encourages incoming SPU students to engage the culture through community service. With their classmates, new students spent Saturday, September 28, in rainy but energetic service to Seattle-area organizations throughout the city. View photo album

Tara Walker

Meet Math Major Tara Walker
Tara Walker knows all about brownie pans. She's not a baker, but she and two other Seattle Pacific teammates wrote a 23-page math solution paper about the optimal pan for the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Thousands of teams enter the 96-hour competition worldwide. Her team placed in the top 20 percent, earning the title "Meritorious Winner" for the second year in a row. Tara enjoys the collaborative nature of being in the Mathematics program. "We bounce ideas back and forth," she says. "It's a lot of teamwork."

Watch the video.

Faculty in the News

Holmes Presents Workshop in Japan
Professor of Music Ramona Holmes presented a workshop on "Multicultural Music Education Materials" at Saga University in Saga, Japan, on September 30. She has been in Saga observing music education classes and working with music education students as part of a grant from the Japanese government with Saga University Professor of Music Education Harumi Aramaki.


Wall Contributes to CEB Study Bible

Theology Professor Rob Wall contributed the introduction and study notes to the three Johannine Letters for the Common English Bible (CEB) Study Bible with Apocrypha, just released by Abingdon Press. Since its publication in 2011, the CEB has become one of the world's best-selling English translations of the Bible. It combines a rigorous approach to translation and linguistic accuracy with an inviting readability that enables even young readers to understand biblical texts. Wall was a member of the translation team that produced the CEB (he worked on the Pauline letters, 1-2 Timothy, and Titus), as well as a member of the international, interdenominational team of scholars who produced this massive (2,230 pages) and engaging study Bible. Wall is SPU's Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies.


Lee's Paper Published

A research paper co-written by Professor of Clothing and Textiles Jaeil Lee was recently published in the journal Fashion and Textile Research. Her paper, titled, "A cultural comparison of sex role identity and attitude toward grooming and recreational apparel shopping behavior among male consumers," is a cross-cultural study of American and Korean male consumers' fashion behavior. The paper was co-written with colleague Y. Lee from Korea University

Erisman, Daniels

Article by Erisman, Daniels Published
An article by School of Business and Economics faculty Al Erisman and Denise Daniels was published in the August 2013 edition of Christian Business Review. The article was titled "The Fruit of the Spirit: Application to Performance Management." Read the article online.



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