Religion: Cause or Cure
Religious intolerance and religiously inspired violence are on the
rise around the world. Guest writer Vinay Samuel argues that American
Christians have a special responsibility to respond to this scourge.
The Voyages of Ibn
A Year in Iraq
Little-known to Westerners, Ibn Battuta was the world’s first
tourist. His travels, says Professor of History Don Holsinger,
help us understand the historical divide between Islam and the
For Assistant Professor Kimberly Segall, it was a year that changed
her life. Living with the Kurdish people of Northern Iraq, she joined
them in “working toward hope against all hope.”
Breakfast With Paul
The Medallion Award
SPU welcomed Paul Gigot, editorial-page editor of The Wall
Street Journal, as this year’s Greater Seattle Community Breakfast
speaker. His topic was “The U.S., Iraq and the War on Terrorism.”
Past alumni winners of SPU’s Medallion Award have included
a playwright, a missionary surgeon and a translator of Islamic texts.
Three of this year’s honorees are dedicated to the support
One generous family recently made a major gift to SPU that will ultimately
benefit the mentally ill.
Read about this project and other developments in The
Campaign for SPU.
From the President
Cultivating hope in the face of chaos is vital today. "This
is the time for a Christian university to dig down deep into its
formative foundations … and decide quite clearly what bread
we have to offer,” says President Philip Eaton.
Volumes of Volumes
SPU Library resources will top 22 million items in 2003. Starting
this summer, materials can be ordered online from the new “Orca” catalog
through the Orbis Cascade Alliance.
Homecoming 2003: The Weekend
From fast-paced hoops to class reunions where former classmates
reconnected, Homecoming 2003 was a picture-perfect weekend. See
the action here. [Alumni]
The World of Teng Chiu
Seattle’s Frye Museum spotlights an art collection owned
by an SPU professor and her husband. Chinese artist Teng Chiu’s
work has largely been forgotten, but Joanna Poznanska is helping
to reintroduce him to the West. [Faculty]
Playing With Joy
After an incredible season, the unbeaten Falcon women’s
basketball team lost the championship game but won the hearts of
the Puget Sound fans. [Athletics]
“The soldier and chaplain are each unique callings fulfilled
by those who respond to the call of the nation and to the call
of God,” says Chaplain (Major General) Gaylord T. Gunhus,
U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains.