Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Seattle Pacific professors and students take full advantage of the city’s resources. You could intern for the Seattle Seahawks, have a mentor from Starbucks, study sea creatures, or have class speakers who are some of the world’s premier science researchers or business leaders.

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Winter 2014

Winter 2014

Professors at SPU are more than a name on a syllabus. Meet the students whose faculty mentorship has made a lifelong impact. Then see what eleven freshmen couldn’t leave at home as they packed their bags for college.

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Autumn 2013

Autumn 2013

Five scholar-athletes reveal how they juggle playbooks and textbooks. The winners of the 2013 Social Venture Plan Competition debut a thought-controlled wheelchair. And we tour three bustling farmers markets — all walkable from campus.

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Spring 2013

Spring 2013

We gathered 17 careers held by young Seattle Pacific alumni. Meet a zoologist, a manager of series development at MTV, and a jewelry designer. Also, get a taste of what you’ll find in our dining hall, and learn why reconciliation matters to God.

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Winter 2013

Winter 2013

After Dagim Haile-Leul’s cousin was shot by a stray bullet, he started a basketball tournament to promote peace in Seattle. Next, encounter the salty shores of Camp Casey and the delectable treats inside Seattle Center’s Armory.

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Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

An SPU Fulbright scholar tells about her year in Taiwan. Then, learn about Seattle Pacific’s Baby Lab, meet SPU’s first family (and great dane, Josie!), and discover Seattle’s top 10 places to strike a pose.

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Spring 2012

Spring 2012

We checked in with three 2011 graduates to see what life looks like one year after college. Also learn about about Tent City, Honors Projects, and Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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Winter 2012

Winter 2012

Countless opportunities exist for SPU students to make use of Seattle's innovative resources! Learn about them, and SPU's community kitchen, the life of a student athlete, and more.

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Autumn 2011

 

Feature Story

Autumn 2011

Idea Man

This entrepreneur's business ideas won't run dry.


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Let this junior majoring in communication and political science answer your inquiries!
Finding Answers
Finding Answers
SPU takes "hands-on learning" to a whole other level.
Making Waves
Making Waves
We don't mean to brag, but our sports teams totally rock.
Picture Peace
Picture Peace
Joe Miller shares his experience in the Holy Land on film.
Push Play
Push Play
Seattle really knows how to do "outdoors."
Speaking of Faith
Speaking of Faith
Here are some of our favorite speakers who came to Seattle Pacific University last academic year.
Saturday Service
Saturday Service
After almost two years of excuses, Asia David finds that Latreia is worth waking up for.
Rating Spaces
Rating Spaces
Here are some of our favorite living spaces on campus last year.
Outside the Lines
Outside the Lines
A Reflection on Being Biracial and Christian
My World: Amber Frazier
My World: Amber Frazier
The Physics-ista
My World: David Faddis
My World: David Faddis
The Cannes Man
How Real Students Pay for College: Vy-Hoa Le
How Real Students Pay for College: Vy-Hoa Le
A name and a face to go with the numbers.
Prof Quiz: Brian Chin
Prof Quiz: Brian Chin
How many trumpets does Brian Chin own?

Spring 2011

 

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Winter 2011

The Essential Internship

SPUers find that internships are a step that just can't be missed along their career path.


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Let this senior educational ministry major answer your inquiries!
Kiersten Holine
Room to Grow
etc asked five students to talk about how their faith has developed since being at Seattle Pacific.
Mission: Mentorship
Galápagos
Studying biology on a tropical island? Yes please!
London or Bust
SPU's Big Night
Who knew mimes and ukuleles would be so popular?
Michelle Beauclair
Home of Hope
How one student's life changed by helping the homeless.
How I Survived My First Raid
Ballard or Bust
Where it's totally normal to sport a Viking helmet.
Undercover Christian
Lost in Lingua
What it's like to be the man behind SPU's art and literary journal.
Match-making for Sunday Mornings
How Real Students Pay for College: Joe Starmer
A name and a face to go with the numbers.
Fusion
Try This On For Size
Biology Major Becomes a Ballard Fashionista.
A New York State of Mind
My World: Emilio Cabrera
"I saw banners that said, 'This is the place where world change begins,' and I thought, 'I belong here.'"
Queen Anne Hill
My World: Whitney Pittman
World champion horseback rider lets you into her world.
Jon Moon
Prof Quiz: Patrick McDonald
Why does Patrick McDonald think it's important to study philosophy?

Winter 2011

 

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Winter 2011

Club Central

Community is a big part of life at Seattle Pacific University. People here like to gather to discuss, serve, study, and play. So it's no surprise that clubs abound.


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Let this senior psychology major answer your inquiries!
Mission: Mentorship
Mission: Mentorship
An IRS special agent shows an accounting major how to fight crime.
London or Bust
London or Bust
Cross Country Coach Letiwe Patton hopes to represent Zimbabwe in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Michelle Beauclair
Prof Quiz: Michelle Beauclair
Where is the best French food in Seattle according to Michelle Beauclair?
How I Survived My First Raid
How I Survived My First Raid
Screaming girls, a game of Fugitive... just an average night at SPU!
Undercover Christian
Undercover Christian
How a trip to Indonesia changed Hannah Sherwood's understanding of the gospel.
Match-making for Sunday Mornings
Match-making for Sunday Mornings
Find the church that's perfect for you.
Fusion
Fusion
See photos from one of SPU's favorite events.
A New York State of Mind
A New York State of Mind
Six SPUers jump into the New York art world.
Queen Anne Hill
Queen Anne Hill
Come explore SPU's very own neighborhood.
Jon Moon
My World: Jon Moon
"Science" just might be his middle name.
Kiersten Holine
My World: Kiersten Holine
Have you heard her cover of "Across the Universe"?

Autumn 2010

 

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Autumn 2010

Students Off Season

From biking across the country to teaching English in Romania, SPU students take full advantage of their months spent out of school.


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Senior Allen Klein, who has a passion for "geeky stuff," answers your questions about SPU.
This Classroom's a Zoo
This Classroom's a Zoo!
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! All in the name of science.
College Kids
College Kids
65 lucky Seattle 5th graders got to experience a day in college, with the help of SPU's education students.
Darrell Allen
Prof Quiz: Darrell Allen
Is it really fair that the professors usually get to ask all the questions? We say no.
Be Hope to Her
Be Hope to Her
Walk a mile in a Kenyan woman's shoes.
Fresh Revelation
Fresh Revelation
What happens when an ex-Revelation geek spends a quarter in the text?
Setting New Standards
Setting New Standards
SPU athletes show us how it's done.
Rating Spaces
Rating Spaces
It's time for our third annual dorm room competition. And can we just say: SPU students have mad interior design skills.
Night of Beats
Night of Beats
SPU's annual hip-hop extravaganza.
Green Lake
Green Lake
The simpler side of Seattle.
Jason Whaling
My World: Jason Whaling
The Ambitious Dreamer
Flavia Zarcula
My World: Flavia Zarcula
The Unique Explorer

Spring 2010

 

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Spring 2010

Scholarly Ascents

Every year, a group of incoming students is invited to be a part of Seattle Pacific University's honors program.


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Chanel Smith is a superstar. Hear her answers to your questions about SPU.
Branded
Branded
From Plan to Brand in 12 Hours.
Dr. Luke Reinsma
The Life of the Program
How the director of UScholars enlivens the road less traveled.
Brent Miles
Brilliant Semester
A History major gives you a photo tour of his semester at Oxford.
Eleanor Close
Prof Quiz: Eleanor Close
Is it really fair that the professors usually get to ask all the questions? We say no.
Switchfoot
Let Justice Rock
Switchfoot puts the inspiring message of John Perkins in "The Sound."
Laura Lasworth
Art for God's Sake
The symbolism in Professor of Art Laura Lasworth's paintings comes by an unorthodox approach: listening to God.
Group
Group
group creates connection between God and fellow students
hat's it like to...
What's it like to...
Ever kissed the Blarney Stone? Witnessed a miracle?
EMP
EMP
Nothing brings dance, music, movies, and art together like the Experience Moyer Project.
Downtown
Downtown
A SPU Senior shares six of her favorite downtown-Seattle finds
Josh Tuggle
Coffee Talk
Josh Tuggle '07 finds his job reflects his love for people, coffee, and teaching
Kristi Tamaki
My World: Kristi Tamaki
The Calm Encourager

Winter 2010

 

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Spring 2009

Grads with Awesome Occupations

These grads are likely to be caught whistling while they work!


Inquiring Minds
Inquiring Minds
Siblings Sam and Yina Youn answer your questions with ease.
Annie Mae
“Major” Decisions
Stop stressing about your major — seriously! Junior Annie Mae Platter tells you why.
Mocha Club
The Power of a Mocha
Char and Skiff show you what a mocha can do in Africa.
Dre Anderson
Getting Settled
Dre Anderson gives you a tour of his first week at Seattle Pacific.
Indoors
The Great Indoors
Seattle’s culture under cover.
Anthony Bayya
My World: Anthony Bayya
The "Beautiful Soul"
Chrissy Hughes
My World: Chrissy Hughes
The Figure Skater

Autumn 2009

 

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Spring 2009

Into Africa

Megan Swanson’s list of responsibilities is not like the average 22-year-olds’. Sure, she has a job to go to and bills to pay, but she also just started an orphanage in Rwanda. Now that’s responsibility!


Stephen Rikard
Inquiring Minds
Stephen Rickard
This English major answers your questions with perfect grammar.
Go Long
Big Ideas
Go Long
Discover why students cheer for Dr. Long. (And dentists boo.)
Falcon's Thrill
Real Life
Falcon's Thrill
Falcon maroon was hot this year. Just sayin’…
Falcon's Thrill
Real Life
Rating Spaces
Vote for the ultimate res hall room!
Faith Shock
Heart & Soul
Faith Shock
A student explains the life of a Mien-American Christian at SPU.
Waterfront
Urban Adventure
Seattle Waterfront
Take a walk on the salty side of Seattle!
Rosa Covarraubias
My World
Rosa Covarraubias
The Travel Junkie.
Chauncey Handy
My World
Chauncey Handy
The Happy Grad.

Spring 2009

 

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Spring 2009

How Real Students Pay for College

A college degree is not cheap—hear from four students who are doing it


Ashley Reece
Inquiring Minds
Ashley Reece
Glean from Ashley Reece’s SPU wisdom
Scroll Back for Inspiration
Big Ideas
Scroll Back for Inspiration
SPU’s authentic Hebrew Torah will inspire your imagination.
SPU Men's Crew
Real Life
Chasing the Dawn
The SPU rowing team: Crazy or inspirational?
students of faith
Heart & Soul
Beyond Belief
Seniors reflect on how their faith has changed
Fremont
Urban Adventure
Fremont
You’ll love this funky hamlet bursting with art, food, and oddities
Yikwhan Dillard
My World
Yikwhan Dillard
The Insider
Meredith Teague
My World
Meredith Teague
The Team Player
Robert Mbugua
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Ineliz Soto
Read about Ineliz’s experience with paying off her college loans in English or Spanish.

Winter 2009

 

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Winter 2009

The Professor You’ll Never Forget

Seattle Pacific University professors are open and willing to mentor students — and once students take advantage of this opportunity, their lives are never the same


Nate Berends
Inquiring Minds
Nate Berends
Glean from Nate Berends’ SPU wisdom
Sustainable Economics
Big Ideas
Sustainable Economics
The beauty of recyclable giving
SPU Librarian
Big Ideas
Meet the Librarians
Get to know SPU’s librarians and read reviews on their favorite books
Aurora
Real Life
Come Together: The Music of Aurora
Meet this Seattle band of SPU students
Carly Holtzinger
Heart & Soul
Fashion for a Difference
Carly Holtzinger creates ways to help the homeless
SCUBA
Urban Adventure
Adventure Awaits
Seattle’s the perfect place to play outside
Ray Sugarman
My World
Ray Sugarman
The Progressive Leader
Katelyn Knutson
My World
Katelyn Knutson
The Voracious Learner
Robert Mbugua
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Carly Simonson
Admissions Counselor Carly Simonson shares why she chose SPU

Autumn 2008

 

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Autumn 2008

Displaced for a Day

Students attempt to see like refugees.


Zanie McMillan
Inquiring Minds
Zanie McMillan
Zanie McMillan fills in the blanks about SPU life.
CarbonCart
Big Ideas
Business Students Cater to the Carbon-Conscious
Four students create a green way to shop online.
Sculpture Art Students
Big Ideas
Students Take Their Art to the Next Dimension
How many people do you know with a sculpture in their backyard (and bird baths don’t count)?
Larry Wall
Big Ideas
Missionary to the Geeks
Perl inventor finds great genius means great responsibility.
Rating Spaces Competition
Real Life
Rating Spaces
Vote for the ultimate res hall room!
Tuning into God
Heart & Soul
Tuning Into God
A professor’s exploration of truth in popular music.
Sophisitcated Seattle
Urban Adventure
Sophisticated Seattle
A frugal Seattleite’s look at how to be cultured and cheap.
Cory Deppe
My World
Cory Deppe
Cory Deppe takes the road less traveled.
Shalia Aina
My World
Shalia Aina
Shalia Aina worships through hula.
Robert Mbugua
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Robert Mbugua
Admissions Counselor Robert Mbugua offers his story along with some personal advice.

Spring 2008

 

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Autumn 2007

Inside the Legislature

Interns experience government as it happens.


Ryan Putnam
Inquiring Minds
Ryan Putnam
Ryan Putnam gives you the skinny on life at SPU.
Latin at SPU
Big Ideas
Lingua Latina Vivit!
Find out why SPU students love Latin.
Tammy Shih
Big Ideas
Why I Want to Teach
Senior Tammy Shih realizes that becoming a teacher is not just a future possibility — but a present reality.
Intramurals
Real Life
Get in the Game
Intramurals: Can sports teams thrive without practices? You bet
375 Project
Heart & Soul
375 Reasons to Give
An innovative program gets students excited to help others.
Nikkita Oliver
Heart & Soul
The Reconciler
Nikkita Oliver's faith drives her to take racial reconciliation seriously.
International District
Urban Adventure
Far East in the Northwest
Check out Seattle’s authentic Asian district.
Houston Lui
My World
Houston Lui
The men of 6th Ashton continue an orange tradition.
Naomi Fosket
My World
Naomi Fosket
Freshman Naomi Fosket is invited to the 2008 Olympic Games to do what she loves best: make music.
Jason Chivers
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Jason Chivers
Admissions Counselor Jason Chivers talkes about “leaving your mark”.

Winter 2008

 

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Autumn 2007

All Systems Go

Electrical engineering majors turn knowledge into power — literally!


Europe
Inquiring Minds
Belinda Aldrett
You asked the questions. Now, junior Belinda Aldrett gives her answers.
Alyssa Fridenmaker
Big Ideas
Benaroya: On Stage
Senior Alyssa Fridenmaker has your backstage pass to Benaroya Hall.
Katie Kresser
Big Ideas
Professing Faith
Four SPU faculty members talk faith in the classroom.
Ben Stuart
Real Life
Welcome to My Day
Junior Ben Stuart gives an anything-but-average tour of his normal day
Jessica Pixler
Heart & Soul
Faithful Phenom: Jessica Pixler
Cross Country Champion Jessica Pixler explains why running has taken on a whole new meaning.
Discovery Park
Urban Adventure
Seattle Getaways
Crave adventure? Discover the urban wilderness of Seattle parks.
Urban Golf
Real Life
Men in Argyle
Urban Golfers impress with more than just their golf game.
Abigail Stahl
My World
Abigail Stahl
The South African History Buff
Elias Wallace
My World
Elias Wallace
The Ethiopian Enthusiast
Amy Evans
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Amy Evans
Admissions Counselor Amy Evans discovered SPU was a place she could call home.

Autumn 2007

 

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Autumn 2007

Street Vision

SPU alum gives homeless teens a voice- through the lens of a camera.


Jarrett Mylander
Inquiring Minds
Jarrett Mylander
Senior Jarrett Mylander tackles topics asked by real students.
Med Schools
Big Ideas
A Perfect Score for SPU Premeds: 100%
Find out why SPU has such high acceptance rates into medical school.
Europe
Big Ideas
Europe: The Ultimate Classroom
Students learn in Italy, Austria, Germany, and France.
Pura Vida
Real Life
An Ethical Addiction
Get a double dose of caffeine and consciousness with Pura Vida.
India
Heart & Soul
Impressions of India
Visit India with recent SPU travelers.
Pike Place
Urban Adventure
Pike Place
A salute to Pike Place Market, and etc takes you there.
Brandon Teng
My World
Brandon Teng
The Socially Conscious Businessman
Callie Webb
My World
Callie Webb
The Event Guru
Kim Ward
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Kim Ward
Admissions Counselor Kim Ward discusses waiting for an “aha” moment your college search.


Spring 2007

 

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Spring 2007

Lost and Found

Abe Bol and thousands like him, the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” came to America after being orphaned as war ravaged their homeland.


Margaret Landfair
Inquiring Minds
Margaret Landfair
Answers to all your burning questions! Wondering about university life? Check. Curious about living in Seattle? Check.
Who Needs Project Runway?
Big Ideas
Who Needs Project Runway?
Ever dream about a design career in Manhattan? Alum Megan Hitz made her dream come true — find out how.
Snapshots of Stardom
Real Life
Snapshots of Stardom: 2007 Homecoming Talent Show
Inarguably the biggest event of the year, the 2007 Homecoming Talent Show will go down in the history books as legendary.
The Lyrics of a Sad Song
Heart & Soul
The Lyrics of a Sad Song
SPUers living on the streets? It’s true — we’ll tell you why.
We Make Our Home in Ballard
Urban Adventure
We Make Our Home in Ballard
Maybe it’s the cupcakes, the date spots, or the neighborhood’s Nordic flair, but these students can’t stop talking about Ballard!
Melissa Warren
My World
Melissa Warren
The Compassionate Go-getter
B.J. Higa
My World
B.J. Higa
The Film Fanatic
Ineliz Soto
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Ineliz Soto
Admissions Counselor Ineliz Soto stresses the value of opportunity.

Winter 2007

 

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Autumn 2007

Cool City, Cool Jobs

See where young alums are working in Seattle.


Cory Shepherd
Inquiring Minds
Cory Shepherd
Business major Cory Shepherd answers your questions about professors, residence halls, and Seattle.
Blakely Island
Big Ideas
The Wonder of Blakely Island
Visit a quiet island where SPU students attend the “Tropical Marine Biology” course.
Dickerellas
Real Life
Dickerellas
Add a bunch of shoes, freshmen in Hill Residence Hall, dozens of blind dates, and Dick’s burger joint, and you have Dickerellas.
Destination: China
Heart & Soul
Destination: China
Shawrene Keppel writes about her life-changing trip to China.
Queen of the Hill
Urban Adventure
Queen of the Hill
Students rank their top 10 spots on Queen Anne Hill, just above SPU.
Sarah Martinez
My World
Sarah Martinez
The Soccer Star
Tim Neill
My World
Tim Neill
The Scholarly Prankster

Summer 2006

 

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Spring 2006

The King of All Road Trips

Mission L.A is not your average road trip. It’s 40 hours of driving and hours of service — in one weekend!M


Carolyn Nason
Inquiring Minds
Carolyn Nason
Interior design major Carolyn Nason answers questions about Seattle rain, food on campus, and what to do outside of class.
Chris Randolph
Real Life
Decathlete
Chris Randolph came to SPU not knowing what a decathlon was, but later broke SPU’s decathlon record — twice!
Artful Advocacy
Heart & Soul
Artful Advocacy
Read how a community art project helps students examine their perception of AIDS.
Funky Fremont
Urban Adventure
Funky Fremont
Just a seven minute walk from campus, Fremont boasts funky statues and artwork, boutiques, and tons of places to eat.
Rachel Ellis
My World
Rachel Ellis
The Singing Barista
Philip Jacobs
My World
Philip Jacobs
The Classy Rapper
Bryan Jones
My 2 Cents’ Worth
Bryan Jones
Admissions Counselor Bryan Jones invites you to visit SPU.