SPU: 20 years ago
SPU's Response magazine editor Shelly Ngo takes a look back 20 years ago and includes republished essays from the Autumn 2001 issue by SPU professors, alumni, and others, as well as an address by former President Philip Eaton, on their personal reflections on 9/11 and thoughts about how Christians can respond. Read the article.
Message from SPU’s Senior Leadership
"Many of you can recall exactly where you were and how you responded to news of the coordinated attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Others of you may be too young to remember the tragic events at all. Together, we have an opportunity to examine this history and its continued significance for the campus and the wider community." (Excerpt from an email to campus from SPU's Senior Leadership Council.)
History Department hosts event
On Sept. 30, 2021, the History Department hosted a discussion about the legacies of the war on terror that was launched in response to the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago.
“The War on Terror at 20 Years: Lessons Learned" featured three SPU professors discussing the impact of the war on the U.S. and the world. The speakers were Sara Shaban, assistant professor of communication; Mohammad Qadam Shah, assistant professor of global development; and Alissa Walter, assistant professor of history.
The event was livestreamed and recorded.
How to help Afghans coming to the U.S.
SPU's Center for Career and Calling has provided this list of organizations working with Afghans coming to the United States.
A recent Seattle Times article listed local groups offering resettlement assistance to Afghans coming to the Puget Sound.