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Autumn 2004 | Volume 27, Number 4 | Books & Film

Life Stories
Filmmaker Tom Ikeda talks about his visits with SPU students, and about his ongoing project to share the internment stories of Japanese Americans during World War II. But Ikeda’s mission is bigger than that. “When people tell there stories, says Ikeda, it’s like a “weight off their shoulders.”

Reconciliation on Screen: Recent Films Explore Conflict, Retaliation, and Peacemaking

Volume of Essays Provokes Discussion of The Lord of the Rings and Western Civilization

Are We Still Bowling Alone? Comments on Putnam’s Book About the Decline of Community


From the President
In 2000, Seattle Pacific intensified its commitment to racial reconciliation. Is it possible, asks Philip Eaton, for SPU to discover ways to tear down walls that divide?

In Trust for the Future
Charitable trusts are benefiting students and donors. One couple, in fact, has seen their trust provide income for them, while supporting student scholarships. [Campaign]

Zorn to Largent
Sarah Zorn and Kramer Largent have teamed up as Falcons, showing the same competitive spirit as their famous NFL fathers. [Campus]

A Fabulous Time to Be Alive
Astronomy is revealing never-before-seen wonders. “We are in the process of discovering a God far greater than we’ve ever imagined,” says Professor Emeritus Karl Krienke. [Faculty]

Putting a Face on Homelessness
Two young alums are at Seattle’s Bread of Life Mission, helping to restore lives — by replacing hopelessness with hope. [Alumni]

Mutual Inspiration
Falcon men’s and women’s soccer teams cheered each other on to success in 2004, as both teams continued the University’s tradition of being a national force in soccer. [Athletics]

My Response
For Sharon Hartnett, assistant professor of education, diversity reflects a piece of heaven on earth. “After all, heaven is a multicultural place,” she says.

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