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Scholarship. Service, and Skirt-Suits

Seattle Pacific’s longest-standing student organization

Win a free sweatshirt!Known for their outstanding members — and their distinctive sartorial style — this group represents one of Seattle Pacific’s longest-standing student organizations. Do you know the group’s name? And can you name their faculty advisor, pictured at the far left?

Send in your answers by December 22, 2014, and you will be entered into a drawing to win an SPU sweatshirt! Contact us at with your answer.

From Last Issue’s Archives

Winifred Weter: The First Woman on SPU’s Faculty to Hold a Doctoral Degree

Winifred Weter

Many readers wrote in to identify Winifred Weter, who not only served Seattle Pacific as professor of classical languages for 40 years (1935– 75), but also became the first woman to coach a Seattle Pacific athletic team — basketball.

Robert Morris ’52 calls Weter “absolutely one of my all-time favorite teachers, and a person who so inspired me that I went on to graduate school and taught New Testament Greek for many years.”

“I took Latin from her and remember how she used to have a big smile while describing gory Roman battles,” recalls Janette Schultz Anderson ’55. “Latin, I understood. The smile? I never had the nerve to ask!”

Congratulations to our contest winner, Thomas Gaines ’74!

Read more remembrances of Winifred Weter.

Want to Contribute to the SPU Archives?

If you have historic Seattle Pacific artifacts, keepsakes, or documents that you would like to contribute to the University Archives, or if you have any questions about the Archives, contact Adrienne Thun Meier '04, university archivist, at 206-281-2422 or

Do you recognize the group above or their faculty advisor?

Send in your answers by December 22, 2014, and you will be entered to win an SPU sweatshirt!