In honor of Homecoming 2003, which takes place January
30 to February 1, this issue of Response includes a special, expanded edition
of “Footnotes,” with news briefs about members of reunion classes.
While it’s fun
to read about former classmates,
don’t forget: Homecoming is your opportunity to see many of them in person!
regular “Footnotes” section continues in the Spring 2003 Response. As always,
we welcome your letters, e-mail messages or phone calls with items of interest
for our readers.
To submit an item, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter to:
Office of University Communications
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, Washington 98119.
To phone in your news, dial 206/281-2051.
From the President
SPU aims to take its vision to new spheres of influence and effectiveness. "I
love finding those strategic, economic levers that allow us to allocate, align,
realign and increase our resources — so that our vision might bear fruit,” says
President Philip Eaton.
On Homecoming weekend, SPU’s campus lights up with music, theatre, high-flying
hoops, the Talent Show and much-anticipated class reunions. [Campus]
An SPU Icon
Danna Wilder Davis completed what few others ever did at Seattle Pacific: Between
1924 to 1939, she went from first grade to college graduation in consecutive
years on campus.
Vocation, Vocation, Vocation
Three faculty-led initiatives received SPU’s 2002-2003 Faculty Grants for Theology
and Vocation. The grants will support projects that weave vocational themes into
the curriculum. [Faculty]
Falcon Legends Hall of Fame
Six Falcon athletes become
the inaugural group inducted into the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame. Their athletic
success and character make them legendary individuals in Falcon sports history.
“I’m the father of an AIDS orphan,” says Tim Dearborn, dean of
the chapel at SPU, as he recounts his teenage daughter’s trip to
Uganda. There she visited an AIDS orphan sponsored by the Dearborn