University Scholars Lecture With Dr. Reggie Williams

March 8th, 2017 § 0

Dr. Reggie Williams, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will deliver the annual University Scholars Lecture on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

His lecture, titled “The Black Jesus of Harlem and Howard Thurman: The Implications for Christian Ethics Derived from Valuing the Body of Christ as Black,” draws on his research in working with black churches in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. This time was critical in shaping Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology in his books Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship.

It was during these years that Bonhoeffer found the vibrancy of the black church, in a time of great international turmoil, to be a location of prophetic hope and deep resistance to the idolatry of nationalism. His experience helped frame Bonhoeffer’s resistance to national socialism in his native Germany during World War II.

Admission to Dr Williams’s lecture is free and open to everyone.

Justice Discussion

January 24th, 2017 § 0

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Save the Date: Workshop for Life after College

December 8th, 2016 § 0

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January 23-27, 2017

Mark your calendar for this week of workshops designed to prepare you for life after college. Topics will include:

  • Job Search Strategies
  • Networking
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Graduate School
  • LinkedIn
  • Money Management
  • Professional Attire
  • Getting Hired

Plus panels on Gap Year, Green Careers and Vocation, as well as a “Speed Networking” session with a host of employers.  OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND ALUMNI!

Honors Northwest Research Symposium

November 3rd, 2016 § 0

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Eaton Hall

Seattle Pacific University


Each year Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, and Seattle Pacific University bring together their honors students for the annual Honors NW Research Symposium.  Students from each university submit current research for peer consideration, and selected papers are presented on panels chaired by faculty from all four institutions.   The four students from SPU presenting this year are Joe Heindel, Michaela Rubinstein, Justin Ramsey, and Kira Arias-La Rheir.

The research presented is interdisciplinary, with students in the social sciences, STEM, humanities, art, political science, education and economics presenting.  Panels will focus on:

  • Technology and Material Culture
  •  Gender and Philosophy of the Self
  • Biochemistry
  • Pedagogy, History and Sectarianism
  • Ecology
  • Aesthetics and Ethics of Selfhood

All are welcome to attend.

Study Abroad in Rome: Art & Incarnation

October 27th, 2016 § 0



Dr. Jennifer Maier is putting the finishing touches on the English Department’s Art and Incarnation study abroad trip in Rome this coming June. Some students may have questions about the program—about coursework, daily activities, lodging, costs, etc.

If so, the first, informal INFO SESSION will take place next THURSDAY, Nov. 3rd, at 5:30 in the Marston Conference Room (Room 252). This first meeting will be very brief (a half-hour), making it easy to attend.

If you can’t make that meeting, don’t worry. Other info sessions will be offered throughout this and early next quarter, before the application deadline in late January.

Finally, it’s really helpful for planning and budget purposes to get a close estimate of the number of applicants as early as possible.  IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU INTEND TO APPLY, please let Dr. Maier know by email as soon as possible.

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