Recipients of SERVE Grants Report From Around the Globe
August 20, 2014
SERVE grants are given each year to fund SPU students' service and nonprofit unpaid internships. Three students have experiences to report from their work in Slovenia, The Czech Republic, and El Salvador. Here are excerpts from their midsummer reflections:
Giselle Gonzales traveled to the "sleepy" Eastern European town of Celje, Slovenia, returning for a second summer to work with a group of missionaries from the Christian nonprofit Josiah Venture. She is part of a music ministry that builds relationships with youth.
"Throughout the entire summer, one consistent element I have grown to love is the opportunity to disciple young women," says Gonzales. "I can't wait to see what God has in store over the next month and a half."
News for Parents and Families
The 12th Annual Day of Common Learning
The Day of Common Learning is an annual all-day event in which the University suspends classes and gathers the community together to explore a significant idea or interest. This year's event takes place on Wednesday, October 22, and the theme is "The Promise and Perils of Power: Fostering Human Flourishing in a Broken World."
The day begins with a public keynote address at 10 a.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion titled “The Good News About Power,” presented by Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today. He is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. In the afternoon, the “common” part of our day occurs. Faculty, staff, and students will facilitate presentations and discussions on the theme of power.
Parents and other members of the Seattle community are welcome to attend the morning and afternoon sessions. More information will be available on the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development website in early October.
The Alexander Hall Campaign
Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — past, present, and future. SPU’s story began in 1891 with a vision for outstanding Christian education that would equip students to do good in the world. Set on an uncultivated plot of land in early Seattle, Alexander Hall — the University’s first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.
Study the Bible With Us
If you didn't follow the Lectio on Revelation during Spring Quarter, you can still do so at your own pace. And this summer's Lectio, which began June 23, is on “New Creation in the Fourth Act,” led each week by a different School of Theology professor. You can jump in anytime, as well as read past Lectios. Lectio continues weekly throughout the year. You can read and listen to Lectio, or sign up to receive weekly notifications of new ones, at spu.edu/lectio.