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Autumn 2003 | Volume 26, Number 4

What do the disciplines of brain science and education have to say to each other? More than we might think, says John Medina, founding director of Talaris Research Institute and keynote speaker for SPU’s second annual Day of Common Learning.

In Praise of Responsible Curiosity
When an entire campus devotes a single day to discussing learning and curiosity, there is bound to be rich dialogue. That’s exactly what took place during this year’s Day of Common Learning.

A Place of Discovery
SPU’s $26-million Science Building opened its doors this fall to a new generation of biology and chemistry students. The facility signifies the University’s commitment to the sciences and to equipping graduates who are scientifically literate.

Everyday Science: A Quiz
Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future
SPU's New Science Building

Back to the Future
This year the Miller Science Learning Center will turn a new page. Currently undergoing a major renovation, the building will soon open as a revitalized place of learning for computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics.

A Call to Holy Listening
For freshmen and anyone else interested in thinking about God’s calling on their life, Frederick Buechner’s Now and Then is a simple but powerful text. Response readers are invited to read this acclaimed memoir along with students.

Join Freshmen in Reading Now and Then Helping Freshmen Succeed

Harvest Time at The Farm
Pumpkins, a corn maze and a petting zoo — the Krause family’s livelihood sounds more like fun than work. Enjoy a taste of life on The Farm!

2002-2003 Honor Roll of Donors
Here are the names of those who supported Seattle Pacific with their financial resources in 2002-2003. Each name represents someone who helped make this a record year at SPU.

From the President
“What is a college education really worth?” asks President Philip Eaton. With universities under scrutiny today, SPU must reflect about its influence and impact.

Closing the Gap
In the final year of The Campaign for SPU, the University has strong momentum heading into the stretch. [Campaign]

A Record-Setting Autumn
SPU welcomed its largest and most academically prepared freshman class in Autumn Quarter 2003. [Campus]

Fighting for Family
The U.S. Marines asked Les and Leslie Parrott for help to strengthen the home life of soldiers returning from long Iraq deployments. [Faculty]

Creativity Takes Flight
Theatre graduate Sam Vance '96 is a man with the kind of vision needed by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. [Alumni]

Basketball Down Under
The men's basketball team took a journey to the other side of the world, and Assistant Coach Dan Barfoot shares his journal of the trip. [Athletics]

My Response
“Dear Time Capsule Openers,” wrote Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bruce Congdon to SPU students, faculty and alumni in 2053. His letter is now in a time capsule in SPU's new Science Building.