SPU in the Media

SPU people are often featured in the media for their interesting research, writing, or other achievements. Here are recent links:


Recent Donations Featured in The Herald 
The Herald (Everett, Washington) featured William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin, who recently donated rare paintings to SPU in appreciation of the reconciliation work of the John Perkins Center.

Students, President Martin Interviewed on KUOW-FM
Two students with SPU’s Justice Coalition and President Dan Martin were interviewed for the KUOW-FM (94.9) public affairs program “The Record.” The show aired March 22.


Levison in Christian Post
Professor of New Testament Jack Levison was interviewed by The Christian Post on September 28 about his new book, Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life.

Davis in Kitsap Sun
Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was quoted in a story in the Kitsap Sun on September 22. The story was about the Washington state gubernatorial race in Kitsap County.

Davis on KOMO-AM
Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed on KOMO-AM (“Newsline P.M. With Ken Schram") on August 30 about the recent Washington state gubernatorial debate.

Brennand Featured in Seattle Times
Meg Brennand, adjunct professor of cello and cellist with the Onyx Chamber Players, was featured in a Seattle Times article on June 22.

Rendleman's Book Featured in Seattle Times
Associate Professor of Communications Todd Rendleman's new book, Rule of Thumb: Ebert at the Movies, was featured in the weekly “Local Books" column in the Seattle Times on June 22.

Eaton Profiled in Queen Anne News
The Queen Anne News profiled President Philip Eaton on June 20.

Rendleman’s New Book Featured in The News Gazette
A new book by Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman was featured in The News Gazette. (Illinois). His book, Rule of Thumb: Ebert at the Movies, analyzes the style and influence of movie critic Roger Ebert.

Baker’s Op-ed in Seattle Times
An opinion piece by Assistant Professor of Business Ethics Bruce Baker appeared in The Seattle Times titled “A Moral Realism Grounded in Faith.” Baker deals with recent comments from SPU’s Downtown Business Breakfast speaker and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

Wolfe’s Op-ed in Wall Street Journal
An opinion piece by SPU Writer-in-Residence Gregory Wolfe about the life and work of artist Thomas Kinkade was published in the Wall Street Journal.

McFarland Interviewed by KCPQ-TV
Local station KCPQ-TV interviewed Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland about plastics and its effect on food.

Eaton Featured in Seattle Times Op-Ed
An op-ed by The Seattle Times pays tribute to President Eaton.

Associate Professor of Music Carlene Brown was quoted in a news story in the Salt Lake City Tribune about the use of music to help alleviate pain.

Alsbury in Charlotte Observer
Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury was quoted in a news story in the Charlotte Observer on March 11, 2012. The story dealt with private investment in public education and giving donors a role in how schools are run.

SPU and Tent City 3 in Seattle Times
Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur interviewed residents of Tent City 3 and SPU student Audrey Riddle. Her column appeared on March 9.

Davis in Vancouver Sun, on KING-TV
Professor of Political Science Reed Davis is quoted in an article in the Vancouver Sun on March 3 about the Washington state caucuses. He also appeared on “UpFront with Robert Mak" on KING-TV on March 4 to discuss the caucuses.

Parrotts Interviewed by Modesto Bee
Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and his wife and co-director of SPU's Center for Relationship Development Leslie Parrott, were interviewed by the Modesto Bee in Modesto, California, about their “Becoming Soul Mates" seminar.

Students, Tent City 3 Residents Interviewed on KIRO-FM
KIRO-FM reporter Rachel Belle interviewed SPU students and residents of Tent City 3, a self-managed community of homeless people currently living on campus. The interview aired on February 23 on "The Ron and Don Show."

Davis on KING-5
Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed by KING-TV about the upcoming Washington state governor's race.

Ethix Magazine Mentioned in Costco Connection
An interview with former Costco CEO and founder Jim Sinegal that appeared in Ethix magazine was noted in the January 2012 edition of the national Costco Connection magazine. School of Business and Economics Executive in Resident Albert Erisman is the co-founder and editor of Ethix magazine, which began in October 1998. In this role he has interviewed business leaders from around the world on issues of ethics, technology, values, and purpose.


Gilnett in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Kim Gilnett, marketing associate for Fine Arts who leads tours of C.S. Lewis' home during the summer, was mentioned in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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King County Executive Dow Constantine

2015 Executive's Award for Community Preparedness

King County Executive Dow Constantine recognized SPU for its many years of emergency planning and “a campuswide culture of preparedness.” SPU was the first university to receive this award.