CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|Thursday Food for Thought: Priscilla Pope-Levison|
On January 24, Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison and other contributors to the book Sex, Gender, and Christianity, will share ideas at the Library's “Thursday Food for Thought" program. The book — sometimes playful, sometimes serious, always rich with intelligent inquiry and historical perspective — provides perspectives from instructors in health sciences, religion, literature, and marriage counseling. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Library's Reading Room. More
|Graduate Programs Winter Open House|
The Graduate Center invites faculty and staff to the Graduate Programs Open House on Tuesday, January 29, 4:30-7 p.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. If you are interested in pursuing graduate education at SPU, please stop by. More
|Instrumental Concert “Buon Divertimento"|
Come and enjoy a concert performed by the SPU String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and other ensembles on Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Following the concert, a reception will be held for Symphonic Wind Ensemble Director Gerry Marsh, who is retiring in June. The reception will be in Crawford Music Building at 3:30 p.m.
|Host Homes Needed for March Conference|
On March 21–23, host homes are needed to house graduate student attendees of the upcoming Wesleyan Theological Society and Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, hosted by the School of Theology and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE). If you have a spare bedroom and a heart for hospitality, email Kelsey Rorem in CBTE at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Campus Dining Deals|
Campus Dining Retail is offering new items and savings. Remember to use your QBOT for purchases in any of our campus retail locations. QBOT, a free mobile app available for iPhone or Droid, is available in any app store.
Medley: Asian Chicken Salad, $5.99 and Mexican Chicken Salad, $5.99.
Grill 155: Our famous Sandywich (chicken, bacon, swiss on sourdough), $4.69, or make it a combo for $6.69.
Einstein Bagels: Medium coffee and bagel w/ shmear, 3.99; Medium coffee and egg-white bagel thin sandwich, $5.
Common Grounds and Academic Perks: 10 percent off any venti beverages, excluding Frappuccino.
Subway: Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, $5 for a footlong.
|Free Online MOOC Course|
From David Wicks, director of Instructional Technology Services. "Dr. Jen Ross will come to SPU April 15 and 16 to share her research on digital learning spaces. In preparation for her visit, you might be interested in participating in the free Coursera's MOOC (Massive Open Online Learning Course) "E-learning and Digital Cultures" which begins January 28. While the course content doesn't specifically engage issues of active learning spaces (the topic for April), it will demonstrate features of the Edinburgh approach to online education that may be of interest. In addition, the course is a striking example of the ways in which digital environments shape, and are shaped by, the choices teachers make. For Edinburgh faculty, working against the grain of a 'broadcast'-focused platform like Coursera has meant very often leaving it behind. How successfully they have woven together the closed and the open, the visual and textual, is something Dr. Ross would like your feedback on when she meets you in person in April." Select the link to learn more. More
|SPU Theatre Presents “Bach at Leipzig"|
The SPU Theatre Department presents “Bach at Leipzig," January 24–26 and January 31–February 2 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Set in 18th-century Germany, this comedy follows the competition for the position of organist at one of Europe's most prestigious churches. Musicians resort to corrupt behavior to secure the lucrative post while wrestling with issues of humanity, God, and art. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. More
|“Coping With Real Pain and Medical Illness"|
The SPU Wellness Committee presents the next “Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on Thursday, January 24, at noon in Weter Hall 202. The topic will be “"Coping With Real Pain and Medical Illness: Where Mind and Body Overlap" by SPU Professor of Clinical Psychology Jay Skidmore. He has spent more than 25 years working with medical centers to better understand and assist people with chronic pain. Pain symptoms are the most common reason that people go to doctors and other health care providers, and may be associated with prior injuries, disease, or other conditions such as headache, muscle aches, irritable bowel, etc. Join the interactive discussion as Jay shares practical strategies for better self-care and better control of chronic or recurrent pain. Please RSVP by selecting the link in the Wellness section of the Human Resources website. More
|Flu Shots Still Available|
It's not too late! Flu shots are available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $25. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and older) who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive flu shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive-care benefit.
|Home Athletic Events This Week|
Thursday, January 24
Men's basketball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Friday, January 25
Indoor track & field; SPU at UW Invitational, Dempsey Indoor (University of Washington), 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 26
Indoor track & field; SPU at UW Invitational, Dempsey Indoor (University of Washington), 10 a.m.
Men's basketball vs Saint Martin's, Brougham Pavilion, 4 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. More
|Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines|
The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at email@example.com. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, January 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 28.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|A Tribute to Gerry Marsh|
Please join the music faculty following the January 26 “Buon Divertimento" concert for a special reception celebrating the career of Gerry Marsh, director of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The concert begins at 2 p.m., and the reception is in Crawford Music Building at 3:30 p.m. Gerry is retiring in June.
|Overstreet's Last "Good Letters" Post|
After four years and 93 film-related articles, University Communications specialist Jeffrey Overstreet is reluctantly signing off as a blogger for "Good Letters," the blog hosted by Image journal, to write a new novel and pursue new opportunities. His farewell post, which includes reflections on Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, was published January 18. He posted a full archive of links to his "Good Letters" posts at his own blog, "Looking Closer." This summer, Jeffrey will teach an arts-appreciation seminar at The Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in Autumn 2013, Jeffrey and his wife, Anne, will serve as visiting writers-in-residence at Covenant College in Georgia.
|Ferreiro's Article Accepted for Publication|
An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled "St. Vicent Ferrer's Catalán Sermon on St. Martin of Tours" will be published in Hispania Sacra, a publication of the CSIC, Barcelona-Madrid. The article identifies in this hagiographical sermon the sources that St. Vicent used, some from "Lives of St. Martin of Tours" (fourth century), "The Golden Legend of Jacobus of Vorgaine," (12th century), and his own unique homiletical touches regarding the life of St. Martin of Tours. St. Vicent's main goal in this 14th century Catalan sermon was to present St. Martin as a model of the "Imitatio Christi." This article marks the 80th article Alberto now has in the press or published — 75 of them written while at SPU. He is now at work on four more articles.
|SBE Faculty, Staff Participate in Urbana 12|
More than 16,000 participants attended Urbana 12 (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's triennial student missions conference) in St. Louis, December 27–31. Nearly 800 people participated in the “Business Changing the World" track for three of the five days, considering topics such as “Business as Mission" and “Listening to Jesus in Corporate America." John Terrill, director of SPU's Center for Integrity in Business (CIB), directed the track. He reported that general sessions and supporting seminars drew students with “deep and honest questions, high-energy levels, and serious commitments to join God in the redemptive and transformative work of business." In addition to John, SPU presenters included SBE Dean Jeff Van Duzer, Executive-in-Residence Al Erisman, and Professor of Marketing Gary Karns, who spoke with hundreds of students who visited SPU's exhibit at Urbana. Read more about the business track at Urbana 12 on the CIB website. More
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
PET PHOTO OF THE WEEK
|Meet Kiki the Dog|
"Kiki is our 5-year-old Shih Tzu. She was a rescue who had been through five owners in her first seven months of life. We had kept her hair long until four months ago when she had a major haircut. She does express her independent spirit often, but we have come to enjoy her company and presence. Unlike most dogs, we have to coax her to take a walk. However, if we say we are going on a ride, she runs as fast as she can so that she is not left behind." Carol Clement, payroll lead. Select the link for more photos of Kiki. More
|Pet Photos Needed|
We know you have lots of photos of your favorite animals taken during the holiday break. Send them in to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photos of the Week" feature. Just send a short description and up to two photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
|Homecoming Basketball, 1988|
Royal Brougham Pavilion is shown here during the Homecoming basketball game in February 1988. Note the windows and the small set of bleachers on the left side of the photograph. Later that same year, Brougham Pavilion received a major renovation resulted in the configuration in use today. More