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Winter 2004 | Volume 26, Number 5

You Are Invited to a Book Forum!
Response is hosting an on-campus forum on April 14 to discuss Frederick Buechner’s book, Now and Then featured in the Autumn 2003 Response. Find out more.

Visit Response’s Online Bulletin Board to Discuss Now and Then

The Case for Good Business
He not only ran one of the country’s most successful companies, but he also set a new standard for principled business leadership. Max De Pree, chairman emeritus of Herman Miller Inc., tells Response how his faith shapes his philosophy of business.

What Is Good Business?

Real-Life Ethics
What does it mean to bring integrity to bear in the marketplace? Five leaders provide inside views of the challenges and rewards of doing the right thing in business.

Another Way of Doing Business
SPU’s School of Business and Economics has always championed a theological understanding of business as service, says Dean Jeff Van Duzer. Students wrestle with the question, “How can the practice of business have value in the eyes of God?”

Special Delivery
Though he is officially the co-owner of Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Alumnus of the Year Ed Vander Pol ’72 says his company “belongs to God.” The trucking operation delivers goods — and goodwill — throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Dinner at Canlis
When Chris and Alice Canlis and their staff prepare for another evening at the legendary restaurant Canlis, they tell each other stories. In 54 years, the Seattle institution has offered its own brand of personalized service to thousands of guests.

Recipe: Peter Canlis Prawns
Recipe: Mrs. C. Salad
Recipe: Spinach and Apple Salad With Dried Cranberries

Beyond the Shire
John Rhys-Davies — Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” films — came to SPU in January for a celebration of Tolkien's masterpiece. In a series of events, students explored ties between the epic story and the challenges of Christian discipleship.

Read Interviews With the Cast and Crew of the “Rings” Films
Visit Response 's Bulletin Board to Discuss “Return of the King”

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From the President
With years of experience in business and higher education, President Philip Eaton brings a unique perspective to the subject of good business. “For me,” he says, “business is all about investing in a worthy vision.”

Circle of Influence Grows
Nearly 4,000 new donors have supported The Campaign for SPU, including those with no previous connection to Seattle Pacific. [Campaign]

Planning for Casey’s Future
SPU faces challenges in its efforts to retain and maintain Camp Casey while working to preserve its historic and environmental resources. [Campus]

Talk About Imagination
Professors of physics and art probe the “brilliant bridge” between their two disciplines. [Faculty]

You Can Go Home Again!
Hundreds of SPU alumni and families returned to campus for Homecoming. See photos of “Discover More in ‘04.” [Alumni]

Legends of the Falcons
The Falcon Legends Athletic Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2004, including a celebrated coach and four honored athletes. [Athletics]

My Response
Professor Rick Steele writes a letter to the SPU community about the “divine grace” he and his daughter, Sarah, experienced at “The Sacred Sounds of Christmas.”