VPDEI announcement in February

The committee searching for and nominating candidates for SPU’s new position, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI), finalized their submissions and presented them to President Dan Martin at the end of Fall quarter. Among those part of the search committee were four students originally part of the SPU Justice Coalition, a student group […]

An unexpected call to teaching

Murg adds Catholic point of view to SPU community

An old, retired Catholic priest from New York finally convinced him not to do it. After years spent thinking he was called to become a priest himself, Bradley Murg’s life changed at age 21 in that encounter with the priest. “You’re a solid intellectual … I know you’d be a solid priest,” Murg recalls him […]

Student hub to replace Weter

New building promotes accesibility, Jordan says

This week, Vice President for Student Life Jeff Jordan visited Senate as a special guest to introduce the beginnings of a new student union building, planned as part of SPU’s 20 to 50 year new campus master plan. Jordan presented the new student union building as a “concept idea” that will be replacing the current […]

‘Slow coming kingdom’ of God

Learning to wait for God’s Kingdom during trying times

Co-director of Haiti Partners Kent Annan spoke at Tuesday’s chapel about his experiences doing nonprofit work and how they’ve affected his understanding of God’s works. Annan’s new book, “Slow Kingdom Coming,” focuses on waiting for God’s Kingdom to come and what that means for Christians. “This Kingdom of God is a slow kingdom coming,” Annan […]

Photography as documentary

Representing rural, urban life through photos from trips around the world

It was a coincidence that Kristin Capp was led to pursue photography. When Capp was a French and Russian studies student at McGill University, she decided to enroll in a photography class simply in order to do something different than her major. Now, Capp is a photographer who has published three photography books and traveled […]

Wisdom from a survivor

Student shares story of assault

  Abby Carson is learning the importance of vulnerability. Carson, a sixth-year physiology major, has been sexually assaulted twice during her time at SPU. Both assaults were off campus and by people not affiliated with SPU. With the first assault, she had a hard time recognizing what happened and neglected to immediately report it. But […]

Chapel features carols, prayers

Annual Advent festival celebrates coming of Jesus

As one of Seattle Pacific University’s annual Christmas traditions, the Music Department hosted the Festival of Lessons and Carols at First Free Methodist Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The festival is an Advent celebration that retells the stories of the fall of man, the promise of the Savior and the birth of Christ through short […]

Position update issued

Justice Coalition seeks student input for new job hiring process

The SPU Justice Coalition released a statement Sunday on their Facebook page with updates on the candidate for SPU’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI). “Because of the petition we put out earlier this year and your support of it, a few things have happened,” the statement says. “One, Nikkita has become […]