Response Magizine Online Logo : Seattle Pacific University

Response Winter 2009

From the President






My Response

Letters to the Editor

From the Editor



Response Home

Up the Yangtze Movie review

Up the Yangtze Movie review

New Movie Review:
Up the Yangtze
Winter 2009 | Volume 32, Number 1 | Alumni

Plan Your Homecoming: January 29–31

Celebrating people of hope

Homecoming Crowd
Enthusiastic fans cheer the Falcons at Homecoming.

Alumni, parents and families, and friends of Seattle Pacific are invited to campus January 29–31, 2009, for the University’s annual three-day celebration known as Homecoming and Family Weekend. This year’s event honors “People of Hope” — the many individuals throughout the SPU community who, in their lives or in their work, are bringing hope into the world.

Leading the list of “People of Hope” are 2009 Alumni of the Year Marti Oaks Ensign ’52 and Leonard Ensign ’51, who have served on the front lines of the battle against AIDS in Africa. “Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity to honor the Ensigns, get together with friends you haven’t seen in a long time, and reconnect with SPU,” says Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Doug Taylor ’87. “Go to a basketball game or the theatre, have a spontaneous dinner up in Gwinn with classmates. Make a day of it — or three.”

Events include Homecoming Celebration Chapel and the Alumni Awards Luncheon on Thursday; class visits, a parent and family reception, the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon, and the Homecoming Student Talent Show on Friday; and class and affinity reunions, two Homecoming basketball games, and the President’s Luncheon on Saturday. Over the course of the three days, SPU’s Theatre Department will present four performances of “SCAPIN,” adapted from Moliere’s classic farce Les Fourberies de Scapin.

To register for events, or for more information, including a full schedule of Homecoming and Family Weekend events and a list of hotels offering special Homecoming and Family Weekend rates, visit

Photo by John Keatley

Back to the top
Back to Alumni Home

Department Highlights

Laughing With the African Saints
The 2009 Alumni of the Year found joy on the mission field where others dared not go.

Grace Under Fire
Letters between pen pals — one fighting a war, one on the home front — lead to a book.