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Spring 2006 | Volume 29, Number 2 | Alumni

By the Book
When the SPU alumni couple John and Sharon Connell say their bookstore in La Conner, Washington, feels like home, they’re not kidding. They live above the shop, which has become one of the region’s most popular stops.

Young Alums Tour the White House at Christmas

Seeking Hope for Ukraine’s 100,000 Orphans

Paving the Way for Scholarships

Journal Co-Hosts Film Forum

A Homecoming Come True

Reflections on a Study Leave
President Philip Eaton reflects on his recent study leave: “Stepping back from it all makes me more grateful for this good place, its clear vision, and for the truly good people who make it all happen,” he says.

Shout of Reconciliation
Dr. John Perkins returns to campus for the annual Perkins Lecture Series, and two pastors unite two well-known Christian community development organizations.

Science Lesson
With more than $1.5 million in grants, physics and education faculty members are developing teaching strategies to better equip science educators.

Soundtrack to Saving a Marriage
The singer-songwriter, husband-and-wife team known as Over the Rhine cancelled their 2003 tour to save their marriage.

Road to the Final Four
Led by Coach Hironaka, the Falcons finished their season in the top 10 nationally and earned a shot at a national championship.

My Response
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Mike Holmgren shares the spiritual lessons of victory and defeat he’s learned from high school football games to Super Bowls.

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