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 Regal Meridian 16 Cinemas in downtown Seattle.

Study Abroad Program in Rome

October 19th, 2018 § 0

The Department of English is pleased to announce preparations for the 2019 biennial Study Abroad Program in Rome, Italy, from approximately June 25-July 17th.

Students earn five upper-division literature credits, three creative writing credits (applicable to any genre workshop course), and two independent study credits–in just four weeks–all while living, studying in a Renaissance palazzo, exploring, eating, and playing in the most fascinating city on earth.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Maier ( if interested, and drop by our first INFORMATION SESSION, Tuesday, Oct. 16th, at 4:30 in Marston 255. Hear from former Rome students; learn how this program satisfies degree requirements for English literature, creative writing, and integrated studies majors, and discover what makes Reading and Writing Rome SPU’s most affordable study abroad program. (Hint: Summer tuition is discounted by 75%!)