February 7, 2013
This weekend at SPU is the Racial Reconciliation and the Church conference. Whether or not you are able to attend, check out this lecture from the 2011 Palmer series on race, theology and the church. The Alfred S. Palmer Lecture annual event at SPU seeks to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan Theology and Biblical studies to campus to discuss the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective. The lectureship is held in the honor of Alfred Palmer, a minister and ministry leader in Western Washington for more than 50 years.
January 31, 2013
This basic grammar course taught by English Professor Luke Reinsma brings insights from both traditional and generative-transformational approaches to explain how language works. Watch as Dr. Reinsma introduces students to parts of speech, phrases and clauses, as well as to grammatical and mechanical rules for generating standard American English.
January 23, 2013
Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland continues his study of the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transportation, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation) in his series of Winter Quarter 2013 lectures.
January 9, 2013
Join Mark Abbott, Pastor Emeritus at First Free Methodist Church, as he leads listeners on a journey through the Gospel of Luke during Winter Quarter 2013.
Lectio: Guided Bible Readings are sponsored by The Center for Biblical and Theological Education.
December 31, 2012
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December 26, 2012
SPU’s School of Education sponsored a forum this past November 2012 with Dr. Robert Marzano as a part of exploring some of the best models for evaluating today’s educators.
A Conversation with Faculty and Students – Morning Session
A Conversation with School Leaders – Afternoon Session
Unpacking Teacher Evaluation Models: A Conversation About Teacher Evaluation Research – Evening Session
December 21, 2012
D. Christopher Brooks, Ph.D., joined our campus for a conversation on learning spaces. Brooks is a Research Fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota where he conducts empirical research on the impact of educational technologies on teaching practices and learning outcomes. Watch and listen as he shares his findings on the relationship between active learning spaces and student learning outcomes, instructor and student behavior, and student perceptions of the learning experience. Brooks also shares findings on the relationship between the type of pedagogical approach and student learning outcomes and student perceptions of the learning experience.
Pedagogy and Space: Empirical Research On New Learning Environments – December 10, 2012
Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms – December 11, 2012
December 21, 2012
Sixteen Seattle Pacific University students spent the first five days of Christmas vacation, 2012 on Seattle’s streets, interacting with homeless individuals and learning from service providers. Watch as students share their reflections at the conclusion of Urban Plunge.
December 12, 2012
SPU’s Department of Political Science & Geography hosted Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change on November 14, 2012. The Washington Policy Center and the Energy and Enterprise Initiative presented: Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at the WPC; Bob Inglis, Former U.S. Representative and Director of the EEI; Mike Wallace, Professor of Atmospheric Science, UW.
December 10, 2012
University Ministries delves into the Book of Isaiah in this year’s Autumn 2012 chapel series.
Introduction to Isaiah with Bo Lim, Associate Professor of Old Testament
Isaiah 9-20: Awakened to the Heart of God with Bob Zurinsky, Assistant Director of University Ministries & the Center for Worship
Isaiah 21-33: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon!” with Celeste Cranston, Director of the Center for Biblical & Theological Education
Isaiah 42: “…he will bring forth justice to the nations.” with President Daniel J. Martin
Isaiah 49-55: Messiah Sing-A-Long with Ron Haight, Conductor
Isaiah 56-66: Song of Longing with Gerry Marsh, Composer, and Ryan Marsh, Pastor
Festival of Lessons and Carols