Year in Review

Junior Mike Encoe’s family was evacuated from their home in Lake Arrowhead in San Diego on October 29. The fire at Lake Arrowhead was one of the first fires in the area, Encoe said. According to CNN, there were 13 fires burning in Southern California at that time. Over 600,000 acres have been destroyed and […]

Year in Review

Kathleen Braden, associate vice president of academic affairs and dean of students, will be resigning, according to an all-campus e-mail sent by university officials Jan. 20. Braden will not be leaving SPU, but returning to the political science and geography departments to teach and to continue her research in geography. She said that she will […]

Year in Review

After 12 years of planning, SPU is back to the drawing board with ideas for funding the Casey Conference Center, an SPU official said. Vice President of Business and Planning Don Mortenson said that SPU is considering four options for Casey’s future, but that a decision won’t be made for at least two or three […]

Year in Review

The culture war over same-sex marriage was brought out into the open at Safeco Field on May 1. Churches from around Puget Sound gathered, including Tacoma, Dupont, Seattle, Renton, Federal Way, Kent and Puyallup. Pastors, elected officials, children, high school students, adults and elderly held their hands high, singing church songs, praising God and praying […]

Search on hold

The position of dean of chapel will not be filled for at least two more years, SPU officials say. In the meantime, SPU will move towards a model of leadership led by Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson Englehorn. The position will not be replacing the Dean of Chapel. "President Eaton’s vision for a new […]

Condoms not the solution to AIDS

Abstinence and monogamous relationships, not condoms, are answer to the AIDS problem, a presidential advisory said. Edward Green, a member of the presidential advisory council on HIV and AIDS spoke at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday to a crowd of about 80 in the Student Union Building Fireside Room. Green has spent over 30 years […]

SPU security says beware

After several reports of aggressive solicitors entering residence halls, Safety and Security sent out a safety alert to students in an all-campus e-mail Tuesday night. In the e-mail, Mark Reid, director of Safety and Security, explained that several men and women attempting to sell magazine subscriptions recently visited the campus. "These individuals are very aggressive […]

Culture war at Safeco Field

About 200 protesters gathered in the lower seats of the left side of Safeco Field on Saturday afternoon. With fists raised in the air they shouted in unison "Gay, straight, black, white, marriage is a civil right!" at a crowd of 20,000 evangelicals as Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family took center stage. […]