Lauren Wilford (’13) Publishes Book

November 26th, 2018 § 0

English alum Lauren Wilford, who graduated from SPU in 2013, has recently published The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs (Abrams, 2018), co-written by Lauren and her husband Ryan Stevenson. It’s a beautiful hardbound treasury of film studies, filmmaker interviews, and photography that together bring to life an extravagant animated feature. And in December, GKids will release a 30th-anniversary edition of the Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro, which will feature Lauren’s essay “Towards a True Children’s Cinema: On My Neighbor Totoro.”

Lauren has risen in five short years to Senior Editor position at the film criticism website Bright Wall Dark Room. Her work is so widely respected that some of her essays have been republished at RogerEbert.com . It’s also been published by Vice, The Other Journal, Christianity Today, Gradient, and Christ and Pop Culture.

Lauren and Ryan live and collaborate in Providence, Rhode Island. You can follow her work on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Letterboxd.

Congrats, Lauren!

First Generation Student Celebration

November 13th, 2018 § 0

November 15, 2018
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Student Union Building
Second Floor

Join other students, professors, and staff who are, or were, the first members of their families to attend a four-year college or university.

There will be good snacks, activities, and featured first-gen faculty and staff stories.

You can proudly pick up and wear a SPU First Gen sticker!

Info Meeting on Global Seminar: Spain & Morocco

November 7th, 2018 § 0

Friday November 9th
12:30-1:20 pm
Weter 201

Dr. Kimberly Segall, Professor of English, will be leading this global seminar from August 21 to September 8, 2019 in Spain and Morocco. The seminar’s title is “Arab Spring: Writing and Resistance” and includes one five-credit course in that subject as well as an optional three-credit course, ENG 3302–Writing across Cultures.

Come to the information meeting to learn specific locations visited in the two listed countries, seminar costs, and cultural activities that will be undertaken by the group led by Dr. Segall.

Social Justice First Friday Conversations

November 1st, 2018 § 0

Two upcoming programs in the Social Justice First Friday Conversations series, both in Weter 201 on SPU’s campus:

Problems in Medicine
Friday, November 2, 2018
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Benjamin Danielson, M.D, Odessa Brown Clinic
Host: Max Hunter, SPU Bioethics/Humanities

Social Justice Internships/Jobs
Friday, November 2, 2018
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Topic: New Opportunities Offered by the SPU Career Center

Alumni Appear at Screening of Their First Feature Film

October 26th, 2018 § 0

Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell, recently graduated majors in English at SPU, have lost no time forming a film company producing some notable commercials and short films.

Their first feature film, Prospect, opens in theaters in November. Earl and Caldwell will make special appearances at two opening-weekend screenings in Seattle. Jeff Overstreet, national film critic and SPU professor of writing, will host an interview and Q&A with them after the showings.

Join all three either Thursday, November 8th at 6:45 p.m. or Friday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m.at Regal Meridian 16 Cinemas in downtown Seattle.