Celebrating heritage with graduating class

BSU presents African-American culture, arts

Guests ate food, mingled and listened to rap gospel music in Upper Gwinn. More than 30 guests attended the Second Annual African-American heritage hosted by Black Student Union. The event celebrated African-American art and culture through live performances as well as congratulating black senior students who will be graduating this June. Co-president of Black Student […]

Students offer cultural collaboration

Joining to understand worship

Guests gathered to sit outside of Eaton Hall to listen to a service song, awaiting an international dinner. On Sunday, May 22 a collaboration event between Multicultural Night of Worship and Catalyst took place from 4-6 p.m., “Breaking Bread: A Multicultural Picnic.” To kick-off the event, the gospel choir Michelle Lang and Still Water asked […]

Kitchen offers affordable mealtime

Participants eat healthy creations

    Last Wednesday evening, May 11, if anybody walked on the pathway between Peterson Hall and Eaton Hall, they might have been attracted by a delicate aroma coming from the Peterson Hall Food lab. Inside the food lab, many students were moving, handling utensils and cooking food around five kitchen stations at Family Consumer […]

Adults with autism voice struggles

Educating the public on autism in adulthood

For 23-year-old Andrea, a trip to Disneyland would be her dream. She currently works at both Papa John’s and Seven Salon in order to fulfill this dream, a feat made more impressive when Andrea recounts the hardships she underwent to attain these jobs due to her autism. As part of a panel during the “Voices […]

A voyage halfway across the world

Leaving home to experience a new culture abroad

While many international students might have been nervous upon first coming to the U.S. for education, then 16-year-old Lin “Irene” Xu was an exception. Despite the fact that she had left her home in Shanghai, China halfway across the world and she had little knowledge of American culture, she felt nothing but excited. “I was […]

Finding story through identity, lens

  Students laughed and nodded as Tali Hairston asked them whether they came to Seattle Pacific University knowing how to pronounce “Snoqualmie” or “Puyallup.” Hairston hoped that students would recall their experiences of first coming to SPU, and through this lens share their unique story. “We all have lenses. You have yours, and I have […]

Work on ‘The Crucifixion’ rewarded

Professor takes home award

  Offered biennially to encourage and reward outstanding young professors in the teaching of humanities, this year Seattle Pacific University’s Katie Kresser, associate professor of art history took home the Arnold L. and Lois S. Graves award. Ponoma College administers the Graves award, under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. Kresser was […]