Library News Archive

Library News Archive


  • Creative Conversations

    Feb 8, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Racial Microagressions in Faith-Based Contexts"

    Racial microaggression is one of the most widely researched topics in recent multicultural psychology literature. But what might racial microaggressions in a Christian context look like? In this talk, Paul Youngbin Kim, Associate Professor of Psychology, will discuss his ongoing project to create and validate a research instrument assessing racial microaggressions experienced by students enrolled in Christian higher education institutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Creative Conversations

    Jan 26, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Thinking in the Open"

    On Thursday, February 8th, from 3:00-3:50 p.m., Philosophers Rebekah Rice, Patrick McDonald, Leland Saunders, and Matthew Benton (including members of the undergraduate Philosophy Cadre) will reflect together on the tendency of philosophers to want to expose their work-in-progress to the most powerful critiques available, even before publication, and, as they do so, communicate a sense of what it is like to write for and publish within such a sharing but critical culture. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Creative Conversations

    Jan 23, 2018

    Creative Conversations

    "Finding Home: Seattle is a house we all need to afford"

    Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle's Civic Poet from 2015-2017 and will serve as Washington State Poet Laureate 2018-2020. Join us as we hear a reading of works in progress by Claudia Castro Luna, Tent City 3 residents, and SPU students. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Visit the SPU Writing Center

    Jan 9, 2018

    The Writing Center is on the main floor of the Ames Library in Room 103 and helps SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper. Whether you have a complete draft or nothing at all, the Writing Center can teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them. No appointment necessary, The Writing Center is open Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and in the evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  • Read for fun this Christmas!

    Dec 1, 2017

    Take a break—read for fun over the Christmas holidays! Our Popular Fiction Collection, on display in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library, contains approximately 80 titles selected for your enjoyment. Stop in and pick one out before you leave campus (and take a moment to see our "Christmas Tree" made of books, just to the left of the collection!).

  • End-of-term Hours

    Dec 1, 2017

    On the last Saturday of the term, December 2nd, the library will be open for extended hours, from 8:00 a.m. until midnight. The following Thursday, December 7th (the last day of finals), the library will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. See the rest of our holiday hours here. Best wishes to all, and Merry Christmas!

  • The Writing Center Reopens January 2018

    Dec 1, 2017

    The Writing Center has now closed for finals week and Christmas break, but will reopen the second week of Winter Quarter, and continue to assist SPU undergraduates at any stage in writing a paper. Whether you have a complete draft or nothing at all, the Writing Center can teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing, and refining them. No appointment is necessary—Writing Center hours restart January 8th!

  • Creative Conversations

    Nov 28, 2017

    On Thursday, November 30th from noon to 1:00 p.m., all are invited to attend the next session of the Library's Creative Conversations series entitled "Creating Art Through Collaboration, presenting Saci and The Greater Trumps." The event will be led by Doug Thorpe (English), Brian Chin (Music), Sarah Mosher (Theatre), and Karin Stevens (Theatre), who will share about their upcoming performance piece which mixes music, dance, and language, taking place at the Cornish Playhouse on December 1st and 2nd. Coffee will be provided.

  • Did You Know?

    Oct 18, 2017

    Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected to provide for your "fun" reading needs. Stop in and pick one out!

  • Oct 12, 2017


    Please join us in the Library on Tuesday October 17th, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight for "Night Against Procrastination." Avoid procrastination by doing your homework or working on upcoming papers—and have fun! Meet up with Study Table tutors for MAT, PSYC, UFDN, CHEM, BIO courses. ECON tutoring will also be available as will the Writing Center tutors. Snacks will be available all evening, and be sure to catch the late night pizza break. Plus there will be raffles and door prizes!

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