Homecoming 2006 Preview: Can a University Change
“CAN A UNIVERSITY CHANGE THE WORLD?”
— the theme for Seattle Pacific University’s Homecoming
and Family Weekend, January 26–28, 2006 — is a
question definitively answered in SPU’s students and
alumni. Chief among those returning to campus for the celebration
will be Alumni of the Year Jerry Teel ’63 and Kathi
Huddle Teel ’65.
The Teels have parlayed their love for people
and their business success into a family foundation that has
enhanced the community and supported Seattle Pacific for years.
They will speak at Homecoming Chapel and will be honored by
alumni, family, and friends at a special tribute luncheon
Many other special events are also planned for Homecoming
visitors. Reunion receptions will be held for the classes
of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001.
Basketball fans should brace for a classic
crosstown clash between birds of prey when the Falcon men
meet the Seattle University
Redhawks. New head coach Julie van Beek and the Falcon women,
following their best season ever, will tangle with the Alaska
Anchorage Seawolves earlier in the day.
Other popular sports events include the Crew Regatta, the
Row and Run (pitting student
rowers against alumni runners and track and cross country
students), and the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon.
Theatre buffs may choose from several performances of “The
Miller’s Tony Award-winning look at the Salem Witch
Trials of 1692. A parable of contemporary society, the 1953
Broadway play was written in response to Senator Joseph McCarthy
and the House Un-American
Activities Committee’s crusade against supposed communist
sympathizers. Today, “The Crucible” remains a
powerful and timely exploration of the struggle of one man
with his conscience.
At the President’s Luncheon, SPU President
Philip Eaton will expand on the Homecoming
theme, talking about the growing influence of alumni around
the world. “I’m so very proud of what’s
been accomplished in Seattle Pacific’s 114-year history,”
says Eaton. “So many of our alumni are devoted to living
lives that fulfill the University’s vision. I look forward
to meeting as many of them, and as many students and their
families, as possible.”
The Student Union Board and Associated Students of Seattle
Pacific are now auditioning
for the student Homecoming Talent Show. From individual acts
and rock bands to comedy routines, the full-blown stage production
fills Brougham Pavilion to capacity year after year.
“Homecoming and Family Weekend is a great time to eat,
breathe, and celebrate SPU,” says Alumni Director Doug
Taylor. “We’re here to help people have a good
and experiencing Seattle Pacific at its best. I hope no one
passes up this golden opportunity.”
for more details. A brochure with the full schedule of events
will be mailed in December.
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