Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change

May 20, 2013 by

Changing What We TaxIf you listened to the most recent episode of This American Life, you heard former US Representative Bob Inglis (R) lay out a conservative solution to climate change and energy security. Back in November, he joined Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment’s Washington Policy Center, and Mike Wallace, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, for a panel discussion sponsored by SPU’s Department of Political Science. Watch their talk here.

Walter Bruggemann: “The Alternative World of the Psalms”

April 19, 2013 by

Walter Brueggemann: "The Alternative World of the Psalms"On March 21, 2013, Walter Brueggemann, one of the world’s foremost Old Testament scholars, was at SPU. Listen to his lecture, “The Alternative World of the Psalms”. Presented by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the School of Theology in conjunction with the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

2013 Homecoming Luncheon: Margo Engberg

March 8, 2013 by

2013 Homecoming: Margo EngbergDid you miss Homecoming this year? Want to relive some of the best moments? We’ve got the Luncheon right here. Alumna of the Year Margo Engberg (class of 1989) talks about founding and running her successful gourmet cupcake boutique, PinkaBella Cupcakes. Also honored are this year’s Medallion Award Winners, John Erma (class of 1975) and Sheryl Erickson Erma (class of 1976), and Gloria Biggar Wall (class of 1979) and Larry Wall (class of 1976).

2013 Marston Lecture: “Reading the Persian Empire”

February 23, 2013 by

The C. May Marston Lecture In ClassicsIn Dr. Owen Ewald’s 2013 C. May Marston Lecture In Classics, “Reading the Persian Empire”, Persian realities and representations in ancient and modern literature are explored. Although Persia was one of the largest empires in human history before its conquest by Alexander the Great, it remains an enigma. Since few Persian documents have survived, we see Persia mostly through the eyes of others, especially its Greek subjects. Modern novels such as Stephen Pressfield’s Gates of Fire and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis have also taken up the challenge of depicting ancient Persia. Professor Ewald juxtaposes modern and classic literature to bring to life this neglected classical civilization.

2011 Palmer Lecture

February 7, 2013 by

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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. 

Advanced Grammar (ENG 3180)

January 31, 2013 by

ImageThis 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.

Biochemistry (BIO/CHM 4362) – Winter 2013

January 23, 2013 by

Ben McFarlandAssociate 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.

Lectio: Guided Bible Readings – Gospel of Luke

January 9, 2013 by

1-9-2013 12-05-21 PMJoin 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.

SPU on iTunes U 2012 Annual Usage Report

December 31, 2012 by

The WordPress.com stats team prepared a 2012 annual usage report for this blog. Click here to see the complete report.

Unpacking Teacher Education Models

December 26, 2012 by

marzanoSPU’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


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