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In the Loop

March 2014  |  Volume 8, Issue 3


Astronomy Class Observes the Heavens at Camp Casey

Each spring, Professor Doug Downing, associate professor of economics and adjunct professor of astronomy, brings his astronomy class to Seattle Pacific University's Camp Casey Conference Center, located a short ferry ride away on Whidbey Island. Students enjoy some practical hands-on viewing of the moon, nebulae, and constellations. Read more.

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Twelve Days in Belize
An English major combined algae, sea turtles, and sunsets in an intense study abroad course. You can also read about Ashley Boucher's visit to the Belize Zoo, where she got up close and personal with a boa constrictor.


Survey Results for Recent SPU Grads
According to a survey by Seattle Pacific's Center for Career and Calling, 96 percent of 2012 Seattle Pacific graduates were employed or in graduate school one year after graduation.


Madeleine Albright to Speak at SPU: April 3
Madeleine Albright, America's first woman Secretary of State, will be speaking to SPU audiences, and the larger Seattle community, at a free public lecture on Thursday, April 3, 7–8 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion on SPU's campus.

Albright speaks with humor, insight, and eloquence about her up-to-the-minute perspective on issues confronting the United States and the world. Be inspired to greater engagement in our communities and our world.

Early arrival at this event is recommended; seating is limited.


SPU Dad's Day Is April 26
SPU Dad's Day is a great chance for you to bond with your SPU daughter or son, meet their friends, get on campus, and have some fun. Enjoy delicious food, breakfast entertainment, and a Seattle Sounders FC game against Colorado Rapids. This event generally sells out early so early registration is encouraged.


Walls Lecture Focuses on the Book of Revelation
Robert W. Wall, SPU's Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, and ordained Free Methodist elder, is the speaker for this year's Paul T. Walls Lecture in Wesleyan Theology. His talk, titled "The Book of Revelation in the Present Tense," will be held at First Free Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m.


Commencement 2013
Do you have a graduating student? Commencement is Saturday, June 14, 1 p.m., at Seattle's Key Arena. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 9. Be sure to check the Commencement 2014 website for details you'll need for this celebration of scholarship, service, and Christian growth.

Your student must register and request tickets online for Commencement by following the directions in Banner under the student menu. Tickets are required for entrance and can be requested only by the graduate. If your student has any issues or concerns associated with registration for Commencement, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031.


It's Yearbook Time
Spring is coming, and with it the end of the school year. Make sure your student will remember this exciting time by pre-ordering a yearbook today. Just $35 if you pre-order. Email cascadespu@gmail.com to find out how.

Faculty in the News

Saunders Wins Graves Award

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders received a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities to support his research project "The Structure of Moral Judgment: Philosophical Perspectives."


Baah's Essay Published

An essay by Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature Robert Baah was recently published in Romance Notes. The essay is titled "Return to the Past in García Márquez's El amor en los tiempos del cólera."


Sink's Book Published

A new book by Professor of Counselor Education Chris Sink was recently published by Hakjisa Publishing in Korea. The book, Child Adolescent Counseling and Spirituality: School Counseling in Positive Psychology, was co-authored by international research associates Drs. D.H. Kim and M. Seo.

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Professors' Article Published
An article by faculty members Don Lee and Paul Kim was recently published in the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. The research article is titled “Internalized Model Minority Myth, Asian Values, and Help-Seeking Attitudes Among Asian American Students."


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