At the heart of the controversy surrounding cloning and stem cell
research is the question of the moral status of a human embryo. In a
special feature, Response includes three perspectives on the use of
embryonic stem cells, particularly in regenerative medicine. Among
these are an adaptation of a lecture by theologian Ted Peters and
responses by two SPU faculty members.
R&D for Undergraduates
From the possible regeneration of human neurons to lasers that
measure spatial dimensions at the click of a button, SPU’s
second-annual Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference showcased
the brightest student scientists and their potentially world-changing projects.
What Will Their Stories Be?
Members of the largest-ever SPU graduating class celebrated their
achievements in Seahawks Stadium on June 12. Commencement speaker
Mark Abbott asked the new graduates to reflect on their personal
stories and how those stories will relate to God’s story.
Both Chad Forcier ’95 and Ritchie McKay ’87 have turned their
love for basketball into successful careers. But the two coaches
have more in common than a game. They are both living out their
faith in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of professional and
Mr. Gioia Goes to Washington
Can a poet lead, even turn around, an often-controversial government
agency? It would seem so, if you’re Dana Gioia. The chair of the National
Endowment for the Arts speaks with Response about the challenges of his
job and the hope he has for the future of art in America.
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From the President
As Seattle Pacific University gains notice nationwide, President Philip Eaton
challenges the community. “Build your city on a hill so everyone can see what
you are doing,” he writes. “Build a reputation.”
Equipped for Success
An endowment helped 2003 graduate Vickerie Williams gain the confidence to become
a key employee with Philips Medical Systems. [Campaign]
A President’s Chapel in May honored five faculty and staff members for their individual excellence. [Campus]
Three Faculty Say Good-Bye
As they retire, three professors mark the completion of their remarkable careers
at Seattle Pacific University and beyond. [Faculty]
The 2004 Medallion Awards
Alumni awards spotlight 10 Seattle Pacific graduates who have engaged
the culture in various ways. [Alumni]
Attack of the Big-Screen Clones
Response reviews some of Hollywood’s film portrayals of cloning and
related topics. See which ones may be worth your time watching. [Books & Film]
The Heritage Mile
Before her hip-replacement surgery, Doris Heritage and 200
of her students and friends ran a final mile together and
raised money for the Heritage Scholarship Endowment. [Athletics]
Debra Prinzing, 1981 SPU alumna, helps readers find God in their gardens. “… I think the pursuit of beauty in the garden is a pursuit to know God better,” she says.