Virtual Career Treks

April 13th, 2021 § 0

Virtual Career Treks resume today and continue throughout spring quarter. Learn about careers in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, the FBI, forensics, and naval construction. For information or sign-up, contact SPU’s Center for Career and Calling.

Winter Issue of Lingua Is Published

April 13th, 2021 § 0

The winter issue of Lingua, the journal of student art and writing at SPU, has been published. Access it at

Pongo Training Workshop

April 13th, 2021 § 0

Former SPU English major and public-school teacher Shaun McMichael will offer another online training workshop for the Pongo Poetry Project later this month. Pongo is a Seattle nonprofit that empowers at-risk youth through the art of poetry. Emeritus SPU English professor Doug Thorpe chairs the Pongo board.

To learn more about the organization, visit

Call for Submissions

March 12th, 2021 § 0

The Norton Writer’s Prize recognizes outstanding original nonfiction by undergraduates. The contest is open to students age seventeen and above who are enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the 2020-2021 academic year. Three cash prizes of $1,000 apiece will be awarded in 2021 for coursework submitted during the academic year, one in each of the following three categories:

• Writing by a first-year student in a two- or four-year college or university
• Writing by a student in a two-year college or university
• Writing by a student in a four-year college or university

Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length. Literacy narratives, literary and other textual analyses, reports, profiles, evaluations, arguments, memoirs, proposals, multimodal pieces, and other forms of original nonfiction will be considered if written by a student age seventeen or above in fulfillment of an undergraduate course requirement at an eligible institution. Entries submitted in accordance with the Official Contest Rules will be considered for all applicable prizes, but no more than one prize will be awarded to any single entry. Current and former students of individuals acting as judges are not eligible to enter or win, and any entry recognized by any of the judges will be automatically disqualified.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2021.

Perkins Center Prize

March 5th, 2021 § 0

The John Perkins Center is hosting this annual writing competition for students enrolling or enrolled at SPU. The Perkins Prize honors the legacy of John Perkins’s work in reconciliation and Christian community development. Entries are due by April 2, 2021. The winner will receive a $1,000 SPU tuition scholarship. Visit the Perkins Prize web page for detailed information.