Seattle Met Magazine Looking for Interns

March 30th, 2019 § 0

Seattle Met magazine has once again contacted the English and Cultural Studies Department to solicit applications from students wanting to intern at the magazine. SPU students have done well in internships at Seattle Met in the past and have reported it was a positive, resume-enhancing experience. Description of the internship and application information can be found at

Business and Government Mega Meet-Up

March 30th, 2019 § 0

Wednesday, April 10
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Weter Lounge

Career Fair Meets Networking Event

Who’s coming so far?

Air Force Health Professions
Bay Alarm Company
CBRE Group, Inc.
Edward Jones Investments
Enterprise Inc.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Foresters Financial Services
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Navy Talent Acquisition Group Northwest
Point B
Port of Seattle
Providence St Joseph Health
Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation
Sabey Corporation
Sherwin-Williams Company
The Spur Group
Thrivent Financial

Sarah Pruis (’19) Accepted into Graduate School

March 1st, 2019 § 0

“I hit my head on the ceiling. Sure, I live in a low-ceilinged basement apartment, but, nonetheless, it’s worth mentioning that my joy was enough to warrant jumping high enough to get a bruise on my head.”

So writes Sarah Pruis (’19), in spreading her good news about being accepted into graduate school. Recently, Sarah learned she had gotten into Northern Arizona University’s MFA program for poetry and MA program in anthropology. Since NAU is known, as Sarah puts it, “for its focus on interdepartmental collaboration,” she might try to combine the two degrees.

“I’m currently discussing with the directors of both programs the feasibility of pursuing them simultaneously, combining research on Hopi rock art with creative writing centered on the landscape,” she writes. “I’m over the moon and ready for some Southwest.”

Congratulations and best wishes, Sarah!

Tim Wise Event

February 14th, 2019 § 0

March 1, 2019
7:00 pm
Upper Gwinn Hall

Tim Wise’s talk, “The Politics of Fear in America,” will address how shootings of people of color are treated in the media and what Wise considers the politics of black outrage and white backlash. It will call for taking urgent measures towards justice and racial equality.

Tim Wise has spoken to audiences on over one-thousand college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. The host of a new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise, he is also the author of seven books, including Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, and his most well-known work, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Wise has appeared on many news programs, including MSNBC Live and ABC’s 20/20.

After Wise’s presentation, a question-and-answer period will be led by faculty members Brian Bantum, Kimberly Segall, Carlene Brown, and Kevin Neuhouser.

A book-signing with Wise will take place after the program.

Abigail Ayulo Studies at Oxford

January 28th, 2019 § 0

Abigail Ayulo, English and theatre major, has recently returned from studying abroad at the University of Oxford, having followed in the footsteps of a regular cohort of SPU students taking advantage of a Best Semester program offered at Oxford each fall.

Abby reports that she found her academic voice while “struggling through all seventeen 2,500-word papers” she was required to write over the fall term. “Oxford is a book you can judge by both the cover and the content,” she explains, reporting that she honed both her “academic and extracurricular skillsets” while there.

Abby continues: “Personally engaging with the constant and growing history in Oxford and in England is what this program is about, and I know I have become a better scholar and [am] more aware of my growth as an individual because of it.”

Congratulations on your experience, Abby, and welcome back to SPU!

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