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In the Loop

April 2014  |  Volume 8, Issue 4

Dorm Community

A Peek Inside Two Rooms at SPU

It's no secret that community is important at Seattle Pacific University. With so many clubs and groups meeting around campus every week, it's easy for students to get connected.

Where does this emphasis on community come from?

One answer: SPU's four residence halls. With enthusiasm rivaling that of any fraternity or sorority, halls and their peer advisors welcome students with open arms and unique themes.

Here's a peek inside two residence hall rooms.

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Check This Out


The Falcons and the Hawks
When the Seattle Seahawks fought their way to Super Bowl victory, there were some unexpected ways SPU alumni showed their Seahawks spirit.


Yearbooks Are Almost Here
Help your student remember her or his college years by pre-ordering a yearbook. Email cascadespu@gmail.com for more information.


20 Years of Success
The SPU Music Department has an enviable job placement record for Music Education majors: 100 percent have received employment as educators upon graduation in each of the last 20 years.


Honoring the Graduation of Your Son or Daughter
Graduation is just around the corner, and your son or daughter is getting ready to make his or her own way out into the world. What better way to celebrate your student's accomplishment than with a year-round SPU President's Circle membership?

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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 his or her 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.


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

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program at SPU
Seattle Pacific's Mentor Program is offered through the Center for Applied Learning and gives students a distinctly learner-centered approach. More than 1,600 professionals from a wide variety of industries, roles, and levels of experience have served as mentors in SPU's program. A student can customize his or her experience to meet someone in a unique industry, someone with a specific role, or a contact at a particular company.

Another valuable resource, called Career 360, gives students the chance to meet with several people within a single company to gain a variety of perspectives. In a job shadow, students can spend a half-day observing a professional of their choice.

For details on these programs, contact the Center for Applied Learning at cal@spu.edu or 206-281-2942.


Arab Spring or Arab Winter? Hope for Democracy

As the news reports of Arab "spring" quickly turn to reports of "winter," the media often neglects the voices of everyday women and artists who are continually resisting and seeking democratic change. We hear about the Shiite and Sunni, Islam and women, democratic turmoil, and refugee trauma, but are we missing pieces? Khawla Hadi, a translator for Iraqi-Syrian refugees at the trauma center at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, and Marwa al-Mtowaq, an Iraqi-American activist poet recently returned from Baghdad, will join SPU’s Professor of English Kimberly Segall, author of Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa, in a panel discussion. They will explore the origins of sectarian divide and narrate alternative histories on Monday, May 19, 7 p.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.


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