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Spring 2006 | Volume 29, Number 2 | From the President

Reflections on a Study Leave
President Philip Eaton reflects on his recent study leave: “Stepping back from it all makes me more grateful for this good place, its clear vision, and for the truly good people who make it all happen,” he says.

President Eaton Invited to Washington, D.C., Summit on International Education


Copies Available of 2014: A Blueprint for Excellence
In Autumn 2005, Seattle Pacific University published 2014: A Blueprint for Excellence, in which President Philip Eaton unveils a bold plan that casts SPU’s vision forward 10 years.

The book begins with a statement of vision for engaging the culture and changing the world, then articulates five signature commitments that will guide Seattle Pacific’s actions and choices over the next decade. 2014: A Blueprint for Excellence also sets out standards for excellence, declaring the institution’s intention to become a premier, national Christian university. Finally, the full-color volume describes implementation strategies in five critical areas. To request a free copy of the book, call 206-281-2051 or email

Shout of Reconciliation
Dr. John Perkins returns to campus for the annual Perkins Lecture Series, and two pastors unite two well-known Christian community development organizations.

Science Lesson
With more than $1.5 million in grants, physics and education faculty members are developing teaching strategies to better equip science educators.

By the Book
For an alumni couple living above a bookstore in La Conner, Washington, “The Next Chapter” is the best one yet.

Soundtrack to Saving a Marriage
The singer-songwriter, husband-and-wife team known as Over the Rhine cancelled their 2003 tour to save their marriage.

Road to the Final Four
Led by Coach Hironaka, the Falcons finished their season in the top 10 nationally and earned a shot at a national championship.

My Response
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Mike Holmgren shares the spiritual lessons of victory and defeat he’s learned from high school football games to Super Bowls.

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