Final budget preparations made at senate

Senate passes budgetary proposal for next year, passes proposal for Black Student Union BBQ

Senate has begun budgetary preparations for next year and is in its final weeks of meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year. During Monday’s meeting, Senate approved old business, approved the budgets for two campus events and reviewed the operational budget allocation for the 2017-2018 academic year. Senate began by reviewing ASSP Vice President of Campus […]

Latinos Unidos gathers for first event in years

Latin American culture celebrated through new “Fiesta Latina” event

While the long line for the food at Fiesta Latina was slowly moving forward, students chatted, ate Mexican candies and engaged in impromptu dancing to the music playing from loud speakers. Though it could take up to 15 minutes to reach the food, there were no objections. People who couldn’t find seats simply kept standing […]

Crime 5/17

Theft On May 6 Seattle Storm towels were stolen from the lower level of Royal Brougham Pavilion. Car Prowl On Wednesday, May 10, a car prowl occurred at the 650 W Bertona apartments. The Crime at SPU report is compiled weekly by the News Editor Manola Secaira from information provided by the Seattle Pacific Office […]

Lecture stresses need for united front against disease

Harborview manager visits campus, presents case to oppose pathogens

To Vanessa A. Makarewicz, the health of people, animals and the earth are inherently connected. As the infection control operations manager at Harborview Medical Center, Makarewicz says there should not only be a worldwide partnership for medicine, but a local focus on what measures can be taken to help eliminate disease. She said that nearly […]

STEM students network, present

Annual conference provides learning opportunities

After working on his project for two years, junior Charles Mitchell finally saw his work come to fruition when he gave an oral presentation on his project at the 15th annual Erickson Undergraduate Conference. Guided by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Wade Grabow, Mitchell presented his research in laboratory-constructed RNA patterns called “tectoRNA,” and analyzed those […]

SPU community shares stories of culture clash

Commonalities found within biracial experiences of SPU students, faculty

For Associate Professor of Theology Brian Bantum, growing up as a “mixed black person” had a large effect on his childhood. “Because I was black and grew up with my [white] family in a white neighborhood, I took on  presuppositions about the world, and I saw myself as more white,” Bantum said. In grade school, […]

Senate changes leadership qualifications

By-law updates bring further inclusivity to ASSP roles

Student government is focusing on accessibility. This week, Senate heard proposals about changing language to make hiring within ASSP more inclusive, as well as adopting language to clarify functions of ASSP Core positions. Senate also approved the budget for the upcoming KSPU spring concert. During the meeting, the Senate body also revisited old business. ASSP […]

Event discuses dangers of porn

Mental health counselor talks on effects of living in ‘pornocracy’

While some people may not see porn as a problem, Danielle Meier from SPU’s Office of Safety and Security (OSS) thinks otherwise. Starting last year with the event “Pornified,” The Office of Safety and Security kicked off a four-part sequence of events they hope will help start a conversation on porn and its harmful effects […]