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Students VolunteeringCan Character Be Measured?

Seattle Pacific University aims to help students become "people of competence and character." And employers notice, says Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Cindy Price, who commonly hears employers say, "I hire SPU students, because they're just different; I can't tell you why." But how exactly does that character develop? And what does it look like?

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News for Parents and Families

General Keith Alexander General Keith Alexander to Give a Free Public Lecture

Seattle Pacific University is bringing the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and retired four-star Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander to campus April 9 for a free public lecture.

Alexander is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on cybersecurity, a topic of growing concern in America. At this event, he will offer an insider's perspective on espionage, cybersecurity, and privacy.

Alexander will also speak at SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast on April 10. Last year's speaker was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Read Gen. Keith Alexander’s biography.

Date: Thursday, April 9,
Time: 7 p.m., in
Location: Brougham Pavilion, SPU campus


Tuscan TableDad’s Day 2015
Be sure to save the date for Dad's Day on April 25. Dads and their students are invited to enjoy a lunch together on campus -- and then in the early evening catch a Mariner’s game against the Minnesota Twins. Watch for more details, including cost and schedule, in the coming weeks.

In ContextWeekly Discussions Examine How Race Shapes Experience

In Context, a unique campus discussion group, invites students to talk about race, diversity, and reconciliation.

Purposely and gently, the discussion group gives students a safe place to consider and break down long-held stereotypes about people from other cultures. Learn more.

Alexander HallThe Alexander Hall Campaign
Alexander Hall is central to the story of Seattle Pacific — a story that 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 —our first building — brought that vision to life. Learn more.