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Engaging the Culture Archives

ExhaleFirsthand Experiences
What do busy students need at the end of an academic quarter? A chance to take a breath. And with the student-led arts/worship event known as "Exhale," SPU students got just that opportunity.

SPU ClassroomZinza Gives Back
To honor his former French professor, Jason Zinza '97 created a scholarship fund in her name to help other students unlock their inner Francophile

Bonnie PratherBackstage With Bonnie
Seattle Pacific theatre graduate Bonnie Prather ’07 went from learning to sew in SPU’s costume shop to working on a hit show in London

ItalyStudying Away While at SPU
For the same cost as an academic quarter at SPU, students experience another culture, see the globe from a new perspective, and appreciate the world beyond their own borders.

Electrical Engineering studentsSPU: A Best Value
Seattle Pacific was ranked again this year as one of the top five “Best Values” in the West.


Kerry DearbornReconciliation 101
Reconciliation is about to play a key role in SPU’s academic story.


An SPU student begins teaching at a local schoolWomen at Work: Insights From The Trenches
Marriage, children, career, calling, and being a woman of God: How do you balance it all?


City Quest TeamService With a Twist
Why will more than 800 SPU students and faculty members go into the Seattle community on September 26 to pick up trash, volunteer at a hospital, or do other service projects?


Megan SwansonThe House We Had to Buy
Why did Megan Swanson ’09 and a friend start an orphanage for Rwandan street boys? Find out in this Q&A .


Urban PlungeWhat's it like to be homeless?
SPU students spend five days living on the streets of downtown Seattle to understand what homeless youth experience.


Klarrisa FrankEducating Each Other: Students Volunteer in New Jersey
From December 13 to 21, six SPU students traveled to Camden, New Jersey, to help out teachers at the CamdenForward School.


Peter LimEngaging the Culture: Peter Lim
Each year, SPU’s SPRINT program sends teams of SPU students to countries ranging from Cameroon to India to participate in service projects.

Kelly HoganEngaging the Culture: Kelly Hogan
While earning her educational ministry degree, SPU junior Kelly Hogan keeps busy with global justice issues, including ending human trafficking.

The Refugee ProjectEngaging the Culture: Refugees for a Day
The Refugee Project is a revelation for students, says Owen Sallee, coordinator for SPU’s Urban Involvement.


Aleya Mullett HansonEngaging the Culture: Aleya Mullett Hanson
A nursing and sociology major, Hanson was researching the impact of unclean water on the drought-stricken nation of Kenya for her SPU University Scholars project when she decided to do something about it.