February 6th, 2015 § 0







In early January, five SPU students, along with English Professor Doug Thorpe, journeyed to Washington DC for an event called Millennial Voices for Peace.  Fifty young evangelicals from around the country gathered for the first time to deepen their understanding about the conflict in Israel-Palestine, to learn about advocacy, and then to visit Congressional offices.

On Thursday evening, students will  discuss their experience in D.C. and introduce the Millennial Voices idea.  They will be joined by Mae Cannon, World Vision’s Mideast Advocate, who will share a little of the group’s backstory.


 When: Thursday Feb. 12th @ 7:30pm

Where: The SUB Collegium


short film called “My Neighborhood” by one of the organizations we heard from in D.C.

Mae Cannon, World Vision’s Senior Director for Advocacy & Outreach, sharing some of the background of MVP

Time for questions and conversation

And time to eat pita and hummus!




An event sponsored by

The Israeli-Palestine Club

A Reading with Milton Fellow Dyana Herron

January 21st, 2015 § 0

Tuesday, January 27 | 7:00 p.m.
Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery
3 West Cremona, Seattle 98119

Image is proud to host a reading with 2014-15 Milton Fellow Dyana Herron at the Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery. Herron is spending the academic year in residency at Image and Seattle Pacific University working on her first book-length manuscript, a work of creative nonfiction that focuses on her hometown, her family, and her brother’s federal prison sentence.
In addition to working on this project, Herron is also spending the year teaching Imaginative Writing classes at SPU. She has also taught courses at Eastern University in PA and The King’s College in NY.

Originally from Tennessee, Dyana Herron has divided the last seven years between Seattle, Philadelphia, and Boston. She is a graduate of SPU’s MFA in Creative Writing program, has been a regular contributor to Image‘s Good Letters blog, worked as Creative Writing Editor for The Other Journal, and currently teaches creative nonfiction in The Glen Online. She is also a poet who has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She contributed a short essay, “Christians in the Age of Sincerity,” to Image‘s 25th anniversary issue, which featured young artists of faith.

This event is free and open to the public. Join us afterward for free desserts!
For more information, call (206) 281-2988.

Study Abroad in Rome: INFORMATION MEETING: Thursday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 in Marston 235

January 21st, 2015 § 0

ART AND INCARNATION Study Abroad Program in ROME.   June 22-July 17, 2015


INFORMATION MEETING: Thursday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 in Marston 235


Earn 10 credits: (5 Creative Writing; 5 Upper Division Lit.  NO Prerequisites) Meets WE credit requirements.

I always wonder about people who go to Rome as they might go, for example, to Paris or to London.  Certainly Rome as well as these other cities can be enjoyed esthetically; but if you are affected to the depths of your being at every step by the spirit that broods there, if a remnant of a wall here and a column there gaze upon you with a face instantly recognized, then it becomes another matter entirely.  Even in Pompeii unforeseen vistas opened, unexpected things became conscious, and questions were posed which were beyond my powers to handle.

–Jung, Carl. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Vintage, 1965.  pp. 287-88.


Possible Next Step after the English Major

January 17th, 2015 § 0

The MA in Management program is having an “after-open house” chat session.  On Tuesday, January the 27th interested students can attend the Graduate Center’s Open House event in Upper Gwinn (4:30-7) and then join MAMSSM alumni and current students from 7-9 p.m. at Zeek’s Pizza for a conversation about our transformational Master of Arts in Management program and how it changed their lives.

 Food will be on MAMSSM, and reps can answer questions about the program, including the types of jobs graduates are able to land, the study abroad program, the networking connections, the guidance in discovering career path, and the real-world projects students experience.

 Beforehand, there are a number of ways that students can learn about the program:  follow it on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They can also check out the weekly student blog on WordPress, and, of course, the program’s website.

Study Abroad in Spain & Morocco, September 2015

October 16th, 2014 § 0

Are you interested in travelling to Spain and Morocco for study abroad next September?

This Global Seminar takes you to an Islamic Palace, the most visited site in all of Spain, known as the al-Hambra. In Spain, we watch whirling Flamenco dancers, eat tapas, visit the Cathedral of Isabella de Catolica, stay in homestays in the lovely city of Granada.

Even while touring three of the most famous cities in Spain and taking in art at the famous museum, the Prado, our conception of the region will be challenged by an intriguing novel called Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which explores how illegal immigrants from Morocco experience Spain.

Crossing the Straits of Gibraltar by boat, we will then explore the connections between Spain and Morocco from the Moorish cities of Tangier, Meknes, and Marrakesh. We will stay overnight at the lovely ocean-side town of Asilah, in order to ride camels on the beach and wander in the markets. In Morocco, we will read about Islamic women and their experiences when crossing to the Western world. To top it off, we visit the Moorish baths, the souqs, the house of an imam, the tomb of Ismael Moulay, and take a horse-drawn carriage through the ancient sites.

Our third novel draws us into the city life and political tensions of Arab Spring, in a page turning, thriller about a young man, trapped in a scheme as a suicide bomber, and trying to get out! The city of Marrakesh will be explored on foot as we see snake charmers, live monkeys, market hustlers, dancers, and acrobats in the famous city square.

It is an unforgettable trip, which will challenge your ideas about Europe and the Islamic world, even as you are immersed in its wonders.

The deadline for this Sept 1-21, 2015 program is coming winter quarter! There is a Spain Morocco info session on November 11 at noon, and the application is due February 1, 2015. Or contact Dr Kimberly Segall right away to have coffee and discuss the possibility(!

It is Upper Division English credit, Exploratory Curriculum Humanities B, Ways of Engaging, and elective credit for the Reconciliation Studies, Women’s Studies, and Global Development minors.

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