Milton Fellow Craft Lecture with Isaac Anderson

May 4th, 2017 § 0

“The We of Me: Writing the Relations that Define Us”

Thursday, May 4 | 3:00 p.m.
Seattle Pacific University
Library Reading Room

Our stories often find their significance where the “me” and the “we” intersect. This talk will consider the ways the personal essay decenters the self to make room for another’s experience, complicating and enriching the individual in the process.

Isaac Anderson is the 2016-17 Milton Fellow at Image journal. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Image, Portland Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Literature and Belief, and elsewhere, and his piece “Lord God Bird” (Image issue 72) received honorable mention in Best American Essays. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the Ohio State University, has taught at Ohio State, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Western Theological Seminary, and has been a writer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

As Milton Fellow, Isaac is working on a collection of essays titled This Is How the End Begins, a manuscript that examines moments of personal or historic consequence as threshold moments of birth and death, opening and closure. His essays consider subjects such as American identities and rituals, fidelity, addiction, loneliness and prayer, faith and science, cultivating empathy, religious extremism, and contingency as a native part of human being.

This event is free and open to the public. Q&A to follow.

Mega Meet-Up

April 27th, 2017 § 0

April 27, 2017
2:30-5:00 pm
Weter Lounge

Attend to meet representatives (many are alums!), learn about the work they are doing, and find out about full-time, part-time and internship opportunities just in time for summer and/or graduation.

Sample organizations include:

College Success Foundation
Educational Resources and Referrals – China (ERRC)
Landesa
One Day’s Wages

Annual Gates Reading

April 20th, 2017 § 0

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30 pm
Seattle Pacific University Art Center Gallery

Join the English Department for this year’s event. Mischa Willett, Ph.D., Instructor of English, will read from his poetry.

Willett’s poems have been described by the poet Scott Cairns as working with “surprising linguistic brilliance to compose oratoria that brighten the hearts of readers,” and by the poet Kevin J. Craft as “rub[bing] shoulders with classical figures and Biblical traditions, stoics and shepherds and sleep-deprived poets, the better to place the old stories in a contemporary light.”

SAMEA Conversation with Alex Awad

April 12th, 2017 § 0

Thursday, April 27
3:00 pm
Demaray 353

Students For Middle East Awareness (SAMEA) is delighted to be hosting a conversation with Reverend Alex Awad. Alex is the retired pastor at East Jerusalem Baptist Church and a professor at Bethlehem Bible College.

His family is one of the oldest and most celebrated Christian families in Bethlehem. Alex’s brother Bishara is founder of Bethlehem Bible College; his nephew Sami is director of Holy Land Trust as well as founder of both Christ at the Checkpoint and the BetLehem Music Festival; and his brother Mubarak, recognized by Newsweek as the “Palestinian Gandhi,” is Professor of Peace Studies at American University in Washington DC.

Alex advises the United Methodist Church’s Board of Global Ministries and the Mennonite Palestine-Israel Network (MennoPIN) on issues regarding Palestine and Israel.

For more information contact:
Doug Thorpe, Faculty Advisor, at dthorpe@spu.edu
Bree Brinson, Chair, SAMEA, at brinsonb@spu.edu

Life After College Presentation

March 29th, 2017 § 0

How to Thrive After College:
Embrace Transition, Fail Magnificently, and Find Your Purpose
in the Most Unexpected Place

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 3 p.m.–4 p.m.
Demaray Hall 150

Paul Angone is one of the leading experts on helping twenty-somethings thrive after college. He is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and All Groan Up: Searching For Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!, and he is the creator of AllGroanUp.com, which has been read by millions of people in 190 different countries. His work has been featured by Bloomberg News, The Chicago Tribune, and Business Insider. He is also a frequent contributor for Relevant Magazine and has worked with companies such as Wells Fargo, Intel Security, and Aflac on how to engage and lead Millennials.

Paul graduated from Westmont College with a BA in Communication Studies and has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. Paul lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and three children.