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In the Loop

February 2014  |  Volume 8, Issue 2

Alli Cutting

Moore Opportunities

Watching Seattle Pacific University senior Scott Nellessen and his SPU a capella men's group, the 007ths, take the stage is what Associate Professor of Music Carlene Brown called "one of those teary-eyed moments." She is a talent scout for Seattle Theatre Group, and it's because of her mentorship and encouragement that the 007ths got a chance to perform in front of 1,500 people at Seattle's Moore Theatre.

In addition to her work as director of SPU's Music Therapy Program, Brown helps with scouting and production for More Music @ The Moore, an annual concert for young artists representing diverse music genres.

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Autumn Quarter Dean's List
Quarterly honors are awarded to those undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in good standing who have completed at least 12 credit hours of work at Seattle Pacific University and attained a 3.5 or higher quarterly grade-point average in a given quarter.

Congratulations to these exceptional students for their academic achievement.

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Maestro Gerard Schwarz Speaks on Campus
The "Futures in Music" lecture series welcomes Seattle Symphony Conductor Laureate Gerard Schwarz on Monday, March 3, 6-7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus. He will talk about leadership in music and offer insights from his nearly 50 years as a respected classical musician and conductor. This event is free and wheelchair accessible.


An Adventure in Archives
The SPU Friends of the Library are hosting an event on March 11, 2014, 7:30-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. A panel of historians and archivists will explore the origins of Seattle Pacific University through the history of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, and educational institutions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Panelists include Douglas Strong, dean of the School of Theology and professor of the history of Christianity; Bryce Nelson, past university librarian and affiliate associate professor of education; Michael Paulus, university librarian and associate professor; and Adrienne Meier, university archivist and social sciences librarian.

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Madeleine Albright to Speak at SPU April 3
Madeleine Albright, America's first woman Secretary of State, will be speaking to SPU audiences, and the larger Seattle community, at a free public lecture on Thursday, April 3, 7-8 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion.

Albright speaks with humor, insight, and eloquence about her up-to-the-minute perspective on the issues confronting the United States and the world. Prepare to be inspired toward greater engagement and involvement in your community, the city of Seattle, and the world.

Early arrival at this event is recommended; seating is limited.

Dads Day

SPU Dad's Day Is April 26
SPU Dad's Day is a great chance for you to visit campus, spend time with your SPU daughter or son, meet friends, and have some fun. Enjoy delicious food, breakfast entertainment, and a Seattle Sounders FC game against Colorado Rapids. This event generally sells out quickly, so early registration is encouraged.

Commencement 2014

Do you have a graduating student? Undergraduate Commencement is Saturday, June 14, 1 p.m., at Seattle's Key Arena. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, April 7. Be sure to check the Commencement 2014 website for more details that you'll need for this celebration of scholarship, service, and Christian growth.

Your student must register and request tickets online for Commencement through SPU's Banner website. Tickets are required for entrance and can be requested only by the graduate. If your student has any issues or concerns associated with registration for Commencement, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031.


Fulbright Program News
Meagan Dooley, a senior political science and Women's Studies major, has been forwarded to the finalist round for this year's Fulbright student competition. Meagan has applied to teach English in Turkey. SPU alumna Ruby O'Connor '12 was selected by Fulbright for a teaching award to Turkey in 2012 and was invited to remain with the program an additional year. Turkey will make its final decisions in May.


Internship Resources for Students
An internship is an excellent opportunity for your student to explore his or her career interests and to gain some specific professional skills. It also increases a student's marketability for future employers. Many academic majors and programs require participation in an internship, which can be completed for academic credit.

The Center for Career and Calling has a site providing tips for finding internships, a step-by-step guide, and other helpful links.

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A Message From Student Financial Services
If you and your student are planning to use financial aid next year (2014‑15), it is time once again to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Your student must file no later than June 1, 2014, to receive priority consideration. Applications are processed in the order received, so the earlier your family can file the better.

For the quickest results, the U.S. Department of Education strongly suggests you file your 2014‑15 FAFSA online. Go to fafsa.gov and follow the easy steps. To get a preview of the information you will be asked about, check out the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.

Faculty in the News

Williams Appointed Editor

Joseph Williams, dean of the School of Business and Economics, was recently appointed as the editor of the "Living in a C-Suite" section of IT Professional magazine. The magazine offers solid, peer-reviewed information about today's strategic technology issues.


Schlee's Article Published
An article by Professor of Marketing Regina Schlee and Katrin Harich was published in Marketing Education Review, Volume 23, Number 3/Fall 2013, pp 209-24. The article is titled "Teaching Students How to Integrate and Assess Social Networking Tools in Marketing Communications."


New Book by Nienhuis, Wall
Scholars have called a new book co-authored by School of Theology professors David Nienhuis and Robert Wall "ground-breaking" and an "eloquent challenge to current exegetical communis opinion." Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John, & Jude as Scripture (Eerdmans) is a detailed examination of the historical formation, literary aesthetic, and theological integrity of an oft-neglected collection of New Testament letters: James; 1 and 2 Peter; 1, 2, and 3 John; and Jude.

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