In the Loop

April 2019

Video: An Easter message from President Martin

President Dan Martin shares his thoughts with SPU families about this Lenten and Easter season.

INTRINSIC: Student designer fashion show at MOHAI

INTRINSIC: Student designer fashion show at MOHAI

On Friday, May 17, 2019, you can view the future of Seattle fashion at this interactive presentation at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), featuring SPU’s MODE Fashion Group.

Students in the apparel design and merchandising major will develop themes of MOHAI’s special exhibit, Seattle Style: Fashion/Function. Their fashion collections will be shaped by Seattle history and developed in conversation with local fashion businesses. Meet the designers, view their collections, and learn about their design process during this special evening.

Snow on campus

Winter Quarter 2019 Dean's List

The Dean’s List is now available for Winter Quarter 2019. These quarterly honors are awarded to undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who complete at least 12 credit hours at Seattle Pacific University and attain a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average. See the Winter Quarter Dean’s List here.

New SPU Voices podcast

Laurra McGregor with podcast host Amanda Stubbert

The SPU Voices Podcast is a monthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories. Everyone has a story. We showcase those that are both artistically rich and culturally relevant.

Meet Cami Ostman MFT '00, who ran seven marathons on seven continents; discover what compelled Bobby Martin '00 to help young men leave gang life behind; join composer/performer and SPU professor Stephen Michael Newby on his journey of reconciliation; and more.

The more personal the story, the more universal the impact. Please subscribe, review, and rate to hear these stories as soon as they post.

Student intern

National Student Employment Appreciation Week

April 15 through 19 is National Student Employment Appreciation Week, and Seattle Pacific is inviting on- and off-campus employees to the Student Employee Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 18, in Martin Square, from 1 to 4 p.m.

At SPU, over 900 students are employed by the University, playing a key role in our success. Student employees work hard to balance school and work, all while learning valuable skills for the future. This weeklong celebration will provide the SPU campus community with the opportunity to recognize, praise, and thank our student employees for all their contributions.

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on campus.

Upcoming events

Good Friday

Friday, April 19

Half day; classes end and offices close at noon.

Easter Monday

Monday, April 22

Class instruction begins at 12:30 p.m.; offices open all day.

Ensemble[21] Concert

Tuesday, April 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Nickerson Studios, 340 W. Nickerson St.

The debut concert of a new music ensemble, featuring original music of SPU composers and a cutting-edge 21st-century repertoire. This concert will be livestreamed.

No Limits, No Boundaries

Thursday, April 25 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Nickerson Studios, 340 W. Nickerson St.

SPU’s Disability Support Services presents this annual event focused on increasing campus and community awareness of disability and honoring an individual whose life, spirit, and work reflect a commitment to access, inclusion, and reconciliation. This year’s speaker and recipient of the No Limits, No Boundaries Award is local architect Karen Braitmayer FAIA.

A Wrinkle in Time

April 25–27; May 2–4 | 7:30 p.m.
April 27 and May 4 | 1 p.m. matinee
$15/adults; $12/seniors (age 60 and over) and students (age 25 and under with valid student ID)
McKinley Hall

Meg Murry, is back – braces, stubbornness, and all. Once again, she joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil to rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. Purchase tickets online, by phone at 206-281-2959, or in person at the box office in McKinley Hall.

Voices of Autism: Individuals, Families, and Professionals

Saturday, April 27 | 1–4 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150

A Community Resource Fair will be available from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a keynote speaker will speak at 2:30 p.m. Register here.

John Perkins Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 30
Morning Lecture | 11 a.m.
Evening Event | 7:30 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

John M. Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, returns to campus for the 14th annual John Perkins Lecture. This year, Erna Kim Hackett, lead pastor of The Way in Berkeley, California, will join him.

Family Concert for Kids of All Ages

Sunday, May 5 | 4 p.m.
Nickerson Studios, 340 W. Nickerson St.

The first half of this special concert exploring nature though music will feature Spanish and Latin American works inspired by Pinocchio and Puss in Boots. The second half will highlight works celebrating aspects of the natural world. This concert will be livestreamed.

Choirs in Concert

Friday, May 10 | 7:30 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Ave. W.

The final concert of the year features all the student choirs celebrating unity in diversity by coming together in song. This concert will be livestreamed.

Commencement Events

Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8

Find complete information at, including schedules, events, tickets, and more.

Engage Events

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle’s most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. Explore upcoming events and get involved.