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Autumn 2006 | Volume 29, Number 4 | Features

Join Students in Reading a New Addition to the Common Curriculum

EACH AUTUMN, Response introduces readers to a text taught in Seattle Pacific University’s Common Curriculum or University Scholars Curriculum. This year our featured text is a new work of nonfiction by award-winning journalist Sandy Tolan. It debuts on the reading list for Professor Don Holsinger’s Common Curriculum course, “The West and the World,” this quarter.

Response was pleased to offer a limited number of free copies of The Lemon Tree to those who wanted to join SPU students in reading the book. Response has now given away its entire supply. You can find the book in most bookstores, or order it online at or

The SPU Office of Alumni Relations is organizing book discussion groups to talk about The Lemon Tree in various cities. For more information, visit or call 206-281-ALUM .


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Beyond Intellectual Mastery
President Philip Eaton offers a more complete view of education: Learning is “a bigger story than our own little pieces of intellectual mastery.”

Advising Future Physicians
In 2006, SPU achieved a 100 percent medical school acceptance rate through its unique, longtime approach to “shepherding” premed students.

A “Determined Quiet”
Alumna of the Year Lora Jones ’43 proves one person can change the world. Her life exemplifies ardent faith through war, life on a prison farm, and faithfully preaching the gospel.

Fiction on a Small Canvas
A new volume celebrates the best in Christian short stories — and leads off with a creation of SPU Adjunct Professor Mary Kenagy.

Goodwill Goalkeeping
Star soccer player Marcus Hahnemann ’93 wins fans in Europe, and represents America in the 2006 World Cup.

My Response
Principal and SPU doctoral student Karol Pulliam considers the classroom implications of John Medina’s 12 brain rules.

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