Profile of Graduating Senior Pranae Phucharoenyos

May 3rd, 2021 § 0

Pranae Phucharoenyos is graduating this June as an English major with a creative-writing concentration, specializing in poetry. Her beautifully oblique, other-worldly work is featured in the winter edition of the student arts and literature magazine Lingua.

“I love the English major mostly because of the faculty!” writes Pranae. “Every professor has such an amazing perspective in teaching literature, which has made me personally fall in love with so many of their favorite works.”

As for her future? Pranae says simply “I hope to study further and make my professors proud.”
We feel proud in you already, Pranae. Best wishes as you go forward.

English & Cultural Studies Department Statement to Students

April 26th, 2021 § 0

Please know that your professors remain committed to working for change at this institution and to affirming the full personhood, dignity, and belovedness of LGBTQIA+ people here at SPU, as well as in our local and global communities.

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