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A New President
Dr. Daniel J. Martin will be inaugurated as SPU’s 10th president on April 2. He’s available for interviews before then!
A Leader in Reconciliation Studies
Brenda Salter McNeil, associate professor and director of reconciliation studies, appears on the cover of the October 2012 Christianity Today magazine as one of "50 Women to Watch: Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture." The article about her work in reconciliation is titled "Brenda Salter McNeil: Reconciler." "Her work," writes the author of the article, "has shaped the policies of Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries across the country and the world."
Environmental Research at SPU's Blakely Island Field Station
SPU has a fantastic wilderness environmental research campus in the San Juan Islands. At the Blakely Island Field Station, science students get to study lush kelp forests, eelgrass meadows, spectacular undersea rock walls, freshwater lakes, as well as the habitat for river otters, herons, kingfishers, bald eagles, and ospreys, and diverse fauna. Besides a great story, this is a photographer’s dream!
Google Maps New "Street View" Features Includes SPU
Seattle Pacific University is included in the new “Street View” imagery of university campuses in Google Maps. Google’s team visited the SPU campus and collected 360-degree imagery with a three-wheel pedicab known as the “Street View” trike. SPU’s magazine, Response, covered Google’s visit to campus last July.
Mar 26, 2013
Seattle Pacific University will hold the presidential inauguration of Dr. Daniel J. Martin on Tuesday, April 2, in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Martin is SPU’s 10th president in its 122-year history.
Nov 26, 2012
Jeff Van Duzer, dean of SPU’s School of Business and Economics, has been named provost.
Sep 24, 2012
For the third straight year, Seattle Pacific University will not only welcome the largest incoming class in its 120-year history, but also its most diverse group of new students. And, for the first time in 16 years, a new president will greet them. President Daniel J. Martin, who took office July 1, will welcome 4,193 students to campus, a record enrollment. The new student class is made up of 34 percent ethnic minorities—another record. Autumn Quarter begins Monday, September 24.
Apr 10, 2012
The Seattle Pacific University Board of Trustees today elected Dr. Daniel J. Martin as the 10th president of SPU. Martin, currently president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) in Ohio, will assume his duties on July 1, 2012. He will succeed President Philip W. Eaton, who announced his retirement last September.
Jan 21, 2012
Tent City 3 (TC3) comes to Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, January 21, for a nine-week stay. TC3 will be located on Wallace Field, east of Royal Brougham Pavilion on West Nickerson Street, from January 21 to March 24. This will be the first time SPU has hosted the group.
Oct 14, 2011
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, senior project scientist for the NASA Hubble Space telescope, is the keynote speaker for Seattle Pacific University’s annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 19. The public is invited to hear her talk at 10 a.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion titled “Stars, Galaxies, Planets, and Life: An Amazing Universe to Behold.”
Oct 14, 2011
Rev. Eugene Peterson, Bible translator of the award-winning book The Message and Seattle Pacific University alumnus, will speak on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham. In his lecture titled "St. Mark: The Basic Text for Christian Spirituality," he will explore the importance of Scripture in spiritual formation.
Sep 20, 2011
Dr. Philip W. Eaton has announced his decision to step down from his role as president of Seattle Pacific University, effective July 1, 2012.
Sep 14, 2011
For the second straight year, Seattle Pacific University will not only welcome the largest incoming class in its 120-year history, but also its most diverse group of new students.
Sep 27, 2010
A record 4,120 undergraduate and graduate students make up the largest incoming class in the history of Seattle Pacific.
Sep 1, 2010
Seattle Pacific University receives high rankings in the 2011 college rankings in U.S. News & World Report.
May 18, 2010
More than 2 million children in the United States are being raised by a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or other family member.
Feb 5, 2010
Basin City resident Delbert Wisdom, owner and CEO of Judel Marketing International Inc., was honored as Seattle Pacific University’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year during homecoming celebrations on campus, January 28-30.
Sep 25, 2009
They haven't started school yet, but the Class of 2013 at Seattle Pacific University is already breaking records.