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.

Tributes to English Department’s Rome Study Abroad: Art & Incarnation

October 28th, 2016 § 0

Here’s what Mary Dominguez, English major and just-graduated alum, has to say about the English Department’s Art & Incarnation study-abroad program in Rome, which is ramping up to take place in June:

“I chose Rome because the program is during the summer and because, it’s ROME. It’s an unreal city. And the experience is that much fuller with seasoned professors- I don’t think any question went unanswered. That trip forever has a piece of my heart.”

Another participant of the trip, Madeline McDonald, had this to say about her experience:

“Rome was a dream I didn’t even know I was dreaming of until I set my first steps in the charming cobbled streets of Trastevere. The heat was sweltering, the knowledge of art and literature that I gained more than I thought two people could share in such a short time, and the food was phenomenal. This trip was something I didn’t think could exist in such perfection. Of course it had its kinks and a recommendation I can thoroughly give is to engage in the exploration of the city on your own, but if all you do is listen to Dr. Kresser’s free-flowing lectures on art history, or Dr. Maier’s romantic tales of this glorious city, you will have experienced something wonderful and life-changing. I cannot recommend this program enough or tout it to more people. It is something I will always look back on fondly, and I hope that others are able to have similar and even better experiences than I had; this is a trip you do not want to miss.”

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.

Internships for English Majors Discussed

October 27th, 2016 § 0

Darren Davis, Internship Coordinator for Seattle Met magazine, will visit campus to discuss internships in publishing.

Monday, November 14, 2016

6:00 pm

Demaray Hall 259

Panel on MFA Degrees in Creative Writing

October 27th, 2016 § 0


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