HPI Offered Again This Year

April 4th, 2019 § 0

May 22-25, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI

Held over a long weekend on the campus of Calvin College, the Hudson-Townsend Publishing Institute (HPI) is designed to fit into the busy schedules of working professionals and advanced university students.

Faculty from global publishing houses and award-winning presses will lead you through the process by which a manuscript becomes a published book, with practical, hands-on workshops in acquisitions, editing, layout and design, and publicity.

A set registrant limit ensures a small group experience with plenty of faculty face-time.

For more information, visit https://www.ccfw.calvin.edu/hpi

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 https://www.seattlemet.com/pages/internships-at-seattlemet#customintern

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!

Sam Ernest (’15) Begins Doctoral Program at Yale Divinity School

February 22nd, 2019 § 0

Sam Ernest, English major alum, recently checked in with his former SPU professors. Sam had much to say about his post-graduate studies.

“After graduating from SPU in 2015,” Sam begins, “I moved to New Haven to study at Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) in Religion and Literature and a Certificate in Anglican Studies.” While at Yale, Sam joined the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) and won the ISM Students Choice for Best Colloquium Prize. “Throughout my time at YDS,” Sam continues, “and particularly in a couple of seminars my third year, I benefited greatly from the company of wonderful and talented friends dedicated to pursuing theological inquiry together.”

Sam finished his masters program in 2018, “and after some time working at Trader Joe’s and freelancing as a research and editorial assistant,” Sam decided to pursue doctoral studies in theology at Yale. His program begins in August of this year.

Throughout his academic career, Sam has been consistent in his focus. The work he’ll be doing in his upcoming Ph.D. studies began, Sam reports, as an SPU undergrad studying abroad at the University of Oxford, through Best Semester’s Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) program, and then completing an honors thesis his senior year.

Good luck in your doctoral program, Sam!