CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|"God and Guitars: A Forum on Christians Engaging With Popular Music"|
Lingua, SPU's art and literary journal, presents "God and Guitars: A Forum on Christians Engaging With Popular Music" on Thursday, February 21, 7-9 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The evening will feature readings from Joel Hartse, SPU alumnus and author of Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll), and Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry and author of Your Neighbor's Hymnal. A Q&A panel with Joel, Jeff, and The Cellar Door member Gabriel Much will follow the readings, as well as a guest performance by The Cellar Door. The event is free. More
|Thursday Food for Thought: Bill Woodward|
This Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the SPU Library Reading Room, Professor of History Bill Woodward will share excerpts from a manuscript-in-progress. Before 21st-century American leaders created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent another 9/11, 19th-century leaders installed a system of shore guns to prevent another 8/14. Now quaint state parks, these artifacts of a past obsession with "Never again!" raise questions about threats both imagined and real. This is the final Thursday Food for Thought of Winter Quarter. More
|Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir in Concert|
The Music Department presents a winter concert at First Free Methodist Church on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Symphonic Wind Ensemble playing "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 1 from "The Lord of the Rings" by Johan de Meij, and "Sky Dance" by Richard Saucedo. The concert will open with the SPU Brass Choir performing music from the "Water Music Suite" by George Frideric Handel. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.
|2013-14 Upper Gwinn Calendar Open for Reservation Requests|
Conference Services wants to let faculty and staff know that the Upper Gwinn calendar is now open for the 2013-14 academic year. Please request your preferred dates with supporting information by filling out the online Upper Gwinn Request Form. Note that by completing this form you are only requesting the space. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email that includes information regarding the availability of the space (a “hold email") and instructions on how to confirm your reservation. If you have any questions, call Conference Services at 206-281-2187. Request your reservation online. More
|Humans v. Zombies|
A message from Student Programs. "Many students will participate in an all-campus 'Humans versus Zombies' game from Wednesday, February 20, to Sunday, February 24. Each participant must abide by rules — one of which prevents them from playing indoors. This event is sponsored by the Student Programming Board (STUB). If you have questions or concerns, please email the game moderators at firstname.lastname@example.org." Here's a student-produced video about the event. More
|I Love SPU Week: February 25-28|
Next week, students will declare their love for SPU during "I Love SPU Week" — a chance to pause and learn about SPU's history, connect on campus, and support fellow SPUers in need. Faculty and staff are welcome to join the fun. Learn more on our Facebook page, and use #spulove to declare your love! More
|Support SPRINT Trips-Purchase Kuma Coffee|
This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through SPU's SPRINT program. You can support SPRINT participants by purchasing 8-oz bags of direct-trade, whole-bean Kuma Coffee, locally roasted by SPU alumnus Mark Barany. The 8-oz bags are $10 each and proceeds benefit SPRINT participants. To order coffee, contact Owen Sallee, coordinator for global and urban involvement, at email@example.com.
|Yard Project? House Cleaning? Other Chores? Hire a SPRINTer!|
This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through SPU's SPRINT program. You can help students raise money for trips by hiring a SPRINTer or a team to handle yard chores, house cleaning, or other labor projects around the house. The fee is $10 per hour, and can be arranged to fit your schedule. Contact student Daniel Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Winter 2013 Census Information Available|
The Winter Quarter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available to only SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at email@example.com or 206-281-2545. More
|Welcome Scholar Award Recipients|
On Monday February 25, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will welcome 50 outstanding applicants to campus to compete for the second competition of the SPU Scholar Award (full-tuition scholarship). These students will participate in a number of interviews and discussions, while also experiencing campus life through tours, class visits, and lunch in Gwinn. Please warmly welcome these students and their families to SPU. If faculty would like to participate in the competition by interviewing candidates, contact Mikki Running in Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also like to say thank you so much for your involvement in the first competition. We greatly appreciate your assistance in this successful event!
|New Campus Dining Location|
Sandella's (located on Third Avenue West where Stell's use to be) is now open. This is an all new campus retail dining venue, featuring healthy and delicious options including wraps, quesadillas, salads, rice bowls, and more. Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12-10 p.m. Points are accepted. Visit the Facebook page for more information. More
|Theatre Department Presents "Almost, Maine"|
The Theatre Department will present "Almost, Maine" February 26-28 and March 1-2, 7:30 p.m. in McKinley Hall's Studio Theatre. The production is directed by students Stephanie Woods and Zachary Christensen. All is not as it seems for the residents of the remote and mythical town of Almost, Maine. On one moonless winter night, the residents find themselves comically and unexpectedly falling in and out of love. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend — almost. Tickets are $6 general admission and can be purchased online at spu.edu/boxoffice or by phone at 206-281-2959. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. More
|Inaugural Symposium on February 26|
Faculty and staff are invited several different events on Tuesday, February 26, as part of the Inaugural Year Symposium in celebration of President Daniel J. Martin. The day will feature two lectures by sociologist, author, and professor James Davison Hunter. Known for his thoughtful analysis of culture, historical perspective, and deep Christian faith, Hunter will explore the potential influence of the Christian in the late modern world.
Community Chapel and Lecture: “Human Flourishing." Hunter proposes Christians pursue “faithful presence" to bring human flourishing.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Evening Lecture: “Culture Shifts: Christian Engagement in a Changing World." In his most recent book, Hunter exposes problems he sees in world-change efforts undertaken in the name of Christian engagement, largely due to a flawed understanding of the nature of culture and how it changes.
Royal Brougham Pavilion
Visit the Inaugural Year website for more information. More
|Latest from Campus Dining|
Sandella's: Come and check out our new retail location on campus, located on Third Avenue West where Stell's use to be.
Medley: Cold Somen (noodle) Salad, $5.99
Grill 155: Ragin' Cajun Sandwich, featuring turkey, pepperjack, red onion, and tomato in a delicious cajun sauce, $4.69
|Medical Change: The New HSA Plan|
Faculty and staff can review the information about the Health Savings Account (HSA) paired with the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) posted on a separate page of the Human Resources website. View the "HSA 101" PowerPoint, or view the slides while listening to a webinar version. You will see "HSA Questions and Answers" along with several articles about consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs)m and the original memos from Don Mortenson and Human Resources which announced the coming changes. Further meetings will be scheduled once final plan design decisions are made (such as premiums, deductibles, SPU contribution amounts, etc.). More
|Financial Wellness: Loans, Debt, and Interest|
The SPU Wellness Committee wants to encourage your financial wellness. This brief session on Wednesday, February 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room is designed for you to learn more about the fundamentals of loans from US Bank, located on campus. Information will not be specific to products that US Bank can provide, though if interested, you are welcome to request this information. Feel free to bring your spouse, and any others you think might benefit from this information. RSVP on the Human Resources website in the Wellness section. More
|Community Kitchen Fundraiser: "Finals Fuel." Order by Feb. 22|
SPU's Community Kitchen program is offering "Finals Fuel" bags on March 4 and 5. The bags are a fundraiser for the Community Kitchen. They are offering meals for two in a reuseable nylon bag customized with the Community Kitchen logo. Meal bag options are $25 and dessert bag options are $10.
Meal Option 1:
- Veggie Mac and Cheese (one quart)
- Bread from Tall Grass Bakery
- Winter root slaw (one pint)
Meal Option 2 (dairy- and gluten-free)
- Algerian Tomato Soup (one quart)
- 4 corn muffins
- Winter root slaw (one pint)
Dessert Option 1:
- Chocolate chip banana bread (one mini loaf)
Dessert Option 2: (dairy- and gluten-free)
- 4 large chocolate dipped coconut macaroons
Faculty and staff can place orders by emailing email@example.com. They are accepting orders until February 22.
Bags will be available for pickup on March 4 and 5, 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. in the Foods Lab in the basement of Peterson Hall. Please pay by cash or checks made out to SPU at time of pickup.
|Local Athletic Events This Week|
Saturday, February 23
Women's basketball vs Montana State Billings, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m.
Indoor Track & Field, Seattle Pacific Last Chance Meet, Dempsey Indoor at the University of Washington, 3 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. More
|Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline|
The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. The deadline for submissions is Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, February 21. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 25.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Sequeira Gives Keynote Address|
Debra Sequeira, professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the keynote address on gender communication in the workplace at the “Women and Leadership Program," sponsored by the University of Washington (UW) Office of Faculty Development, UW Medicine, and the UW Dean's Standing Committee on Women in Medicine. More than 160 women physicians and women faculty in the UW medical system participated in the program on February 8 at the Urban Horticulture Center. On February 12, Debra conducted a workshop on use of voice in leading prayer and worship for master of divinity students for the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.
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PET PHOTO OF THE WEEK
|More Pet Photos Needed!|
Have a favorite pet you want to show off to your colleagues? Send two photos and a short description to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor at email@example.com for the next “Pet Photos of the Week" feature.