Studying abroad: advice from our Study Abroad “ambassadors”
We asked two current SPU students who serve as Study Abroad “ambassadors” about their experience studying abroad, and what advice their parents would give to other parents.
Q&A with Center for Learning Peer Tutors
Most of us probably think of finding a tutor. SPU’s Center for Learning is a great source for connecting students with tutors.
Your Student and the University Years
President Martin talks about students' “holistic” experience at SPU. “It is our hope,” he writes, “that they will be renewed in their own heart and spirit and mind to be the people God has called them to be.”
Astronomy Class Observes the Heavens at Camp Casey
Read about Professor Downing and his astronomy class at Camp Casey.
Read about Director and Professor of Music Therapy Carlene Brown's scouting and production work for Moore Theatre's annual concert for young artists.
Beachcombing for Data
Read about Allie Cutting (ecology major) and how she spent a summer studying local beaches with Associate Professor of Biology Ryan Ferrer.
Clinical Psychology Graduates Help Veterans Heal
Sarah Welton PhD ’12 is the first SPU graduate to have a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. “War is a spiritually derailing experience,” says Welton. She seeks to help integrate the spiritual and mental healing process for veterans.
Faith in the Classroom
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.
A Message From President Martin
Read SPU president Dan Martin's message to parents as the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.
International Service ‑ learning and Mission Trips
Summer 2013, seven teams of students have spent time in the mission field abroad with Seattle Pacific University’s SPRINT (Seattle Pacific Reachout International) program.
She's on a Mission to End Disease
Read the story of sophomore Mariel Rieland, who joined a SPRINT team to Malawi to work with orphans; sign up for new student orientation; learn about the Teacher of the Year awards; and more.
NIA Wheel Wins Social Venture Plan Competition
NIA Wheel was chosen as the grand prize winner for this year’s Social Venture Plan Competition. Powered by brain waves, this device built by engineering students enables users to move about more freely and independently.
During Spring Break, 14 Seattle Pacific University students participated in Urban Plunge, an immersion-learning experience that teaches students about homelessness.
SPU Introduces the Parents Fund
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.
SPU's Newest Study Abroad Programs
Seattle Pacific University is pleased to offer students three new study abroad programs traveling to Austria/Switzerland, Ireland/Scotland, and Israel/Palestine.
Winter Health Tips for Your Student
Libby Anderson, ARNP, and Iona Parker, ARNP, of SPU Health Services share essential tips to help keep your student healthy during the winter season.
A Worthwhile Journey
SPU's Young Alumni Council Honors Student Achievers
Introducing the SPU Parent Council
The SPU Parent Council is a group of about 18 parent ambassadors whose mission is "to create a vibrant parent community at SPU..."
Greetings From the President
Read new SPU president Dan Martin's message to parents as the 2012 school year is about to begin.
Two New Programs Come to SPU's Study Abroad
Message From the President
SPU Students Compete to Become Fulbright Scholars
The Fulbright Program is a prestigious scholarship that honors students who have graduated from college or who are in graduate school to study in a different country for a full year.
Student Scholarship: Discovery, Creativity, Performance
Role Reversal: Faculty Become Students
Seattle Pacific is known for its outstanding academic quality, which is due in large part to the stellar faculty members who teach here.
Study Abroad: Spotlight on the Philippines
Christmas Break 2011 was an especially exciting time for 14 SPU students, who went on the inaugural study abroad service learning trip to the Philippines.
Q & A: An Interview With SPU Parents Jill and Dean Matro
The Signs of the Time
SPU's Community Kitchen
What Are You Going to Do With That Major?
Leaving the Nest
Read insights from SPU's Student Counseling Center on how parents can cope with a student's transition into college.
Don’t Miss This Class!
Current SPU students and recent graduates share some of their favorite classes for SPU freshmen.
All the World's a Classroom
From Guatemala to the Philippines to India, SPU students are taking their learning experience overseas.
Shaping Lives That Change the World
SPU President Philip Eaton reflects on the hope and healing many graduating SPU students bring to the world.
French Knights and Baseball Bats
Learn about some of the undergraduate research spreading outside of SPU.
Serving the World by Design
Learn how SPU prepares engineers to change the world.
Avoiding the Sophomore Slump
Freshman year is an exciting time for many students. Sophomore year can be challenging. Learn how to help students adjust.
How to Inspire Students? Collaborate
Want students to get motivated? Connect what they’re learning to real-world needs and situations.
Blurring the Lines
How One SPU Professor Integrates Teaching, Music, and Ministry
A Taste of SPU
How do you make sense of your student's feast of experiences?
Being Faithful: Part 3
Getting on the Same Page.
Being Faithful: Part 2
How students on campus minister to each other.
Being Faithful: Part 1
Seattle Pacific offers a variety of opportunities for students to explore and stretch their faith.
The Leading Edge
What makes for good leadership development?
Reaping the Benefits
Elementary school teacher Hannah Tchobanoff ’00 donates monthly to SPU. So do her parents.
2010–11 Tuition Update: An Investment in Excellence
To help students and their families begin planning ahead for 2010–11, SPU President Philip Eaton shares the latest on SPU’s tuition rate and financial aid plans.
Sunny With a Chance of Sleet
A student’s college experience can be much like the winter weather: full of constantly changing patterns. Learn about these new conditions.
The Win-Win-Win of Work-Study Jobs
As families search for ways to pay for college, work-study jobs are becoming an attractive option. Plus, part-time work has other benefits for students.
SPU Graduates: Ready to Engage
Unemployment is at a 25-year high. But these SPU graduates are poised for the challenges of the new economic landscape.
Swine Flu: What Students (and You) Should Know
SPU continues to monitor developments to help its community remain safe and healthy.
This Christmas Break, Reintroduce Yourselves
Jeff Jordan, associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of student life, reminds parents to expect changes in their students when they return home for Christmas Break.
Sustainability at SPU: More Than a Headline
Bethany Walrad, sustainability coordinator at SPU, stresses the importance of environmental stewardship on campus.
Five Years and Counting: One Graduate Reflects
What’s it like for SPU graduates on their journey from Commencement to career?
New Major Bridges SPU, Seattle, and the World
A light-bulb moment during conversations with students led Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden to spearhead a new major in global development studies.
SPU-Alert: When Every Second Counts
The SPU-Alert System is a new way for Seattle Pacific University to rapidly contact the campus community in the event of an emergency.
2008–09 Tuition Update: An Investment in Excellence
We try to balance the financial pressures students face with the increasing costs associated with providing the excellent education they’ve come to expect.
Olympic Sculpture Park: Student Benefits Abound
“World-class artwork and world-class views,” says SPU Professor of Art Roger Feldman about Seattle’s new Olympic Sculpture Park.
Biblical and Theological Education: A Top Priority at SPU
Why does biblical literacy matter? SPU’s Response magazine recently asked Christian leaders to weigh in on this question.