Discover More in ’04!
THE THRILL OF DISCOVERY awaits anyone who attends Seattle
Pacific University’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, January
22–24, 2004. “Discover More in ’04” is an
invitation to explore the brand new Science Building and even participate
in charting SPU’s future. It’s also an opportunity to
rediscover old friends and enjoy a wide variety of traditional Homecoming
Homecoming Chapel features the 2004 Alumnus of the Year, Ed Vander
Pol ’72. His regional trucking company, Oak Harbor Freight
Lines, Inc., is known not only for successful and ethical business
practices, but also for a commitment to community service. Among
many honors they’ve received, Vander Pol and his staff accepted
a Community Partnership Award for transporting food for the needy
on behalf of Northwest Harvest. The Homecoming Chapel is followed
by a luncheon where alumni and friends can pay tribute to Vander
Pol and his family.
This is a reunion year for the classes of 1959, 1964, 1969,
1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 1999. Special reunion events, planned
by class members, are scheduled throughout Homecoming weekend.
In their annual Homecoming double-header, the Falcon men and women
plan a sizzling display on the basketball court against the Western
Oregon University Wolves and St. Martin’s College Saints. On
the boards, the theatre presentation is “J.B.,” the Pulitzer
Prize-winning play that delves into man’s relationship with
God in a world of injustice (think Job). Concert-goers will enjoy
the beautiful classics of Thalia Symphony and the contemporary
Christian music of Unlimited.
At the President’s Luncheon, alumni will hear Philip Eaton
discuss “A Blueprint for Excellence,” the University’s
strategic planning initiative for the next 10 years. The Alumni
Choir is scheduled to perform, and Medallion Awards will be given.
Says the president, “I hope you’ll come ready to discover
together how SPU can have the kind of influence and impact that will
change the world.”
“Homecoming and Family Weekend is one of your best opportunities
to get the big picture at SPU,” agrees Alumni Director Doug
Visit www.spu.edu/homecoming for more details. Plan now to Discover
More in ‘04!
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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]
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]
“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.