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Winter 2003 | Volume 26, Number 1

Team Spirit
From their college days in the 1960s, Steve and Myrna Anderson have been a formidable partnership. Now “retired,” they’ve embarked on a collaborative project to teach Bible studies from Shanghai to London.

The Faces of AIDS
How should Christians respond to the millions who live with AIV/AIDS? Sociologist Tony Campolo and a panel of Northwest advisors addressed the question in a recent SPU symposium.

Five Stories of Faith, Hope and AIDS
For some SPU community members, AIDS is not just something they read about in the papers. They’ve experienced the devastation of the disease — and a gamut of responses from the church.
How to Make a Difference

Prescription for Graduate School
Graduate school enrollment at SPU — and throughout the United States — is on the rise. For many, a slow economy provides the perfect window of opportunity to increase skills and marketability.

Befriending Doubt
“God has a soft spot for those who struggle,” said best-selling author Philip Yancey in a special two-day event on the SPU campus. He particularly addressed those who hover on the margins of faith.
Grace: The Last Best Word

Campaign Update

A grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ensures the continuation of SPU’s Washington School Research Center. Read about this gift and other developments in The Campaign for SPU.
News From The Campaign for SPU

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.

Homecoming 2003!
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 and 1939, she went from first grade to college graduation in consecutive years on campus. [Alumni]

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation
Three faculty-led initiatives received SPU’s 2002-2003 Faculty Grants for Theology and Vocation. The grants 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. [Athletics]

My Response
“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 family.