The Seattle Pacific University community gathers each fall to celebrate the beginning of a new school year by recognizing new faculty and joining in a litany of commitment. Through 2012, this service was called Opening Convocation and included a faculty processional and an address typically given by the current SPU president. In 2013, SPU changed the title to Opening Chapel. While the order of service changed very little, a faculty member now gives the address and there is no faculty processional.

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Submissions from 2012

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2012-2013 Opening Convocation, Frank Spina

Submissions from 2011

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2011-2012 Opening Convocation, Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2010

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Opening Convocation: 2010-2011, Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2009

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Opening Convocation: 2009-2010, "The Idea of the Christian University, Part II: The Place Where World Change Begins", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2008

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Opening Convocation: 2008-2009, "The Idea of the Christian University: Embracing the Christian Story in a World of Colliding Maps", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2007

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Opening Convocation: 2007-2008, "The Dawn of an Expected New Day", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2004

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Opening Convocation: 2004-2005, "To Whom Much Has Been Given...", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2002

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Opening Convocation: 2002-2003, "Building Houses That Don't Fall Down", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 2001

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Opening Convocation: 2001-2002, "Seeing Through New Glasses", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 1997

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Opening Convocation: 1997-1998, "Finding Your Gifts like Asher Lev" (Original Title Unavailable), Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 1995

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Opening Convocation: 1995-1996, "With a Sense of Wonder" (Original Title Unavailable), Alberto Ferreiro, Todd Sloan, and Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 1994

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Opening Convocation: 1994-1995, "What Is Within Your Reach?", E. Arthur Self

Submissions from 1993

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Opening Convocation: 1993-1994, "A Shine and a Song", Philip W. Eaton

Submissions from 1992

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Opening Convocation: 1992-1993, "Virtues and Vision of a Christian University", Anthony Diekema

Submissions from 1988

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Opening Convocation: 1988-1989, "A Call to Service", David C. Le Shana

Submissions from 1985

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Opening Convocation: 1985-1986, "The Commonality of Commitment", David C. Le Shana

Submissions from 1984

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Opening Convocation: 1984-1985, "The Overwhelming Minority", David C. Le Shana

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Winter Convocation: 1983-1984, "Setting Goals for Growth: 1984 and Beyond", David C. Le Shana

Submissions from 1983

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Opening Convocation: 1983-1984, "A Call to Excellence", David C. Le Shana

Submissions from 1982

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Opening Convocation: 1982-1983, "Faith For a Revolutionary Age", David C. Le Shana

Submissions from 1978

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Opening Convocation: 1978-1979, "Things of the Spirit, Matters of the Mind", David L. McKenna

Submissions from 1975

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Opening Convocation: 1975-1976, "The Origins of American Foreign Policy", Bill Woodward

Submissions from 1974

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Winter Convocation: 1973-1974, "Biblical Wisdom and Contemporary Education", Carl Armerding

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Opening Convocation: 1974-1975, "Falling Expectations", David L. McKenna

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Spring Convocation: 1973-1974, "Sifting the Shifting Sands", Roy Swanstrom

Submissions from 1973

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Winter Convocation: 1972-1973, "Love in Twentieth Century Dimensions", Carl H. Lundquist

Submissions from 1972

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Winter Convocation: 1971-1972, "The Lyric of Labor", C. Dorr Demaray

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Spring Convocation: 1971-1972, "A New Commitment", Lon D. Randall