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News and Events for SPU Parents and Families

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Advice to parents: Summer is coming!

Spring is a busy time for students. They are finishing up the year — and preparing to head into summer to begin summer jobs, do mission work, take classes, study abroad, prepare for graduate school, or begin their careers. We asked parents of current and past SPU students for their advice for summer. Read what they had to say.

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Early-bird tickets on sale now: Crowder comes to SPU

David Crowder comes to SPU Grammy-nominated David Crowder has been called a worship leader, a creative genius, and a mad scientist. Don’t miss one of Christian music’s most original and exciting performers — coming to the Seattle Pacific campus. Tickets on sale now!

Recap: Business as a Calling Day: “Heroic Leadership”

Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership Each year, the School of Business, Government, and Economics hosts “Business as a Calling Day,” when students have the opportunity to hear from a visionary business leader or entrepreneur. On May 12, SBGE welcomed Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and Heroic Living. The morning plenary session with Lowney was followed by break-out sessions and an evening session with graduate students and alumni.





Commencement 2016 is just around the corner

Friday and Saturday
June 10 and 11

Is your student graduating this year? The 2016 Commencement website is a helpful resource to assist you in making plans to attend your student’s graduation celebration events. “Families and friends, you too are to be celebrated,” says Provost Jeff Van Duzer, “as you’ve supported your student in countless ways throughout his or her university career.”

Falcons Forever Barbecue

Friday, June 10, 5:30 p.m. (preceding Baccalaureate)
5th Avenue Streetscape, SPU campus

Parents, you and your 2016 graduate are invited to a BBQ picnic celebration. The Class of 2015 grads will also be there, to welcome the new grads into the SPU Alumni Association. With the best in food-truck cuisine, live music, and great reminiscing, it’s sure to be an evening full of good times your family won’t want to miss. Tickets: $10/person (kids under 10 free). Purchase your tickets by Wednesday, June 8.

Career events for your student

    Seahawks Pro Shop Meet-up

    Tuesday, May 24, 3–4 p.m.

    Seahawks Pro Shops are hiring for summer and fall! Meet with Ryan Olson, Retail Operations Manager, and learn how you can be a part of the Seahawks Pro Shop team.

    Parker Staffing Services Meet-up

    Wednesday, May 25, 3–4 p.m.

    Parker Staffing Services is hiring for the world’s largest nonprofit foundation located in Seattle. Encourage your student to come and learn how to get a job at a leading company or nonprofit in the Seattle area. These entry-level positions are perfect for students and new graduates!

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