CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|SPFC Research Conference, Lecture|
The annual School of Psychology, Family, and Community Student Research Conference is Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The conference features undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and marriage and family therapy showcasing their work. The featured lecturer is Chris Boyatzis, professor of psychology at Bucknell University, who will talk about "The Nature and Functions of Religion and Spirituality in Childhood and Adolescence." Visit the website for more information. More
|Visual Communication Design Featured in Art Center Gallery|
Beginning Thursday, May 30, SPU's Art Center Gallery will feature works by graduating seniors in visual communications. A reception will be held May 30, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit runs until June 10. The Art Center is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More
|Percussion Ensemble May 28|
A concert by the Percussion Ensemble will be held in Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.
|Symphony Orchestra Concert, May 30|
The SPU Symphony Orchestra will perform at First Free Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. The repertoire for the evening includes Dvorak's Ninth Symphony “From the New World" and Richard Strauss's “Four Last Songs." The orchestra is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.
|Choirs in Concert May 31|
Several SPU choirs will perform at First Free Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The Concert and Chamber Choirs are directed by Associate Professor of Music David Anderson; the Women's Choir is directed by Instructor of Music Ron Haight; and the Men's Choir is directed by Instructor of Music Ken Pendergrass. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.
|Documentary “Rape For Profit" Screening|
As a part of its “Go First" Leadership Campaign, the Center for Leadership & Research Development (CLRD) will host the pre-iTunes release screening of "Rape For Profit," on Saturday, June 1, 6 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The documentary was created by SPU alumni, and the executive producer is Jada Pinkett Smith. This film documents the true stories of women being trafficked in the Seattle area, where more than 500 girls are trafficked each night in the form of sex slavery. The Huffington Post calls the documentary, "Disturbing and provocative. A gritty look at Seattle's growing problem with human trafficking." CLRD is joining with Mew Films to actively engage culture by bringing leadership and social action together. Visit the website for more information. More
|Yard project? House cleaning? Other Chores? Hire a SPRINTer!|
This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through the 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. $10 per hour, arranged to fit your schedule. Email student Daniel Lee for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Stationery Orders Before Year-End|
Do you intend to order stationery products from your department's 2012-13 budget? Then place your order no later than 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 11. You will receive your order(s) by June 21, ensuring your purchase will come out of this year's funds. Orders made after 10 a.m. on June 11 will come out of your department's 2013-14 budget.
|Camp Casey Fall/Winter Reservations|
Fall/Winter reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center. The dates of stay are September 23, 2013, through January 6, 2014. Reservation requests are due by June 1. The fall/winter requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or email@example.com. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More
|Campus Retail Specials: "Aloha Friday in Gwinn Commons"|
Join Campus Dining on Friday, May 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Gwinn Commons to celebrate the Aloha spirit for Ho'olau'lea! Enjoy delicious Hawaiian offerings of kalua pork, loco moco, guava pancakes, live island music from Elias Ka'uhane, specialty gifts for sale from the Hawaii General Store, and a performance from Ohana o Hawaii.
Also, take advantage of these great retail specials this week.
Medley: 50 percent off any salad (except chicken)
Grill 155: Appetizer specials! Try new Jalepeno Poppers or Mozzarella Sticks with marinara sauce, just $3.89.
Common Grounds and Academic Perks: Happy Hour — 30 percent off any prepped drink, 2-6 p.m. everyday.
Einstein's: Another Happy Hour to enjoy: 50 percent off any bagel with cream cheese, 3-6 p.m. everyday.
Don't forget Aloha Fridays! Just show up to Sandella's or the C-Store wearing Aloha attire (e.g., Hawaiian shirt) and get 10 percent off.
|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, May 30. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 3.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Lim's Article Published|
An article by Bo Lim, associate professor of Old Testament, titled "Which Version of the Twelve Prophets Should Christians Read? A Case for Reading the LXX Twelve Prophets," was published in the Journal of Theological Interpretation 7 (2013): 21-36. In this article, Bo argues for a more expansive canon where books within the 12 prophets are read in light of their function within both the Hebrew and Greek versions.
|Castelo Named Associate Editor|
Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo was recently named an associate editor of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology (Brill), the leading academic journal for constructive theology in the Pentecostal and charismatic traditions. In the past, it has facilitated dialogues with some of the most important voices in contemporary theology, including Robert Jenson, Jurgen Moltmann, Luke Timothy Johnson, and SPU's own Jack Levison and Rob Wall.
SPU IN THE NEWS
|Parrotts' Blog at Huffington Post|
A blog post by co-founders of SPU's Center for Relationship Development Les and Leslie Parrott titled “Fighting Through ‘The Big Five'" appeared in the Huffington Post on May 21. The blog is based on their new book, The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer. More
|Diddams Swims in Nationals|
Margaret Diddams, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, participated in the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships, May 9-12, in Indianapolis. She finished ninth in the 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard backstroke; 12th in the 50-yard butterfly; and 13th in the 50-yard freestyle. Margaret says, “I was very happy with the times and had a really fun meet, but four days of swimming has worn me out!"
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
PET PHOTO OF THE WEEK
“Don't let this dignified pose fool you. Libby, our 1-year-old merry English Cocker Spaniel, brims with enthusiasm. She wags her tail with such speed it's a wonder to behold. We know she loves her family, but neighborhood walks require greeting everyone, friend or stranger, with boundless joy." Alison Estep, assistant director, University Communications. Select the link for more photos of Libby. More
FROM THE ARCHIVES
From SPU Archivist Adrienne Meier.
In this photo, graduating students line up in the Loop to enter McKinley Hall for Seattle Pacific College's 1955 Commencement. At the time, the student body was small enough to fit in the main campus auditorium for the Commencement exercises. Two notable faculty can be seen in the lower right corner with their faces toward the camera: Dr. Lawrence Schoenhals, professor of music (standing behind the faculty line), and Dr. C. Dorr Demaray, future SPC president, second in the faculty line. Demaray was the pastor of First Free Methodist Church at the time, and became president four years later, in 1959. (Select the link to see the photo.) More
THIS MONTH IN THE GARDEN
|Royal Chinese Empress Tree|
From SPU Campus Master Gardener Jeff Daley.
Many people have asked me the name of the purplish blue flowering tree just outside Alexander Hall. It is the Royal Chinese Empress Tree, or Paulownia tomentosa. This is the only purplish blue colored flowering tree we can grow in our climate, and that makes it unique. Flowering in spring usually around Mother's Day, the clusters of tubular foxglove-like flowers have a light vanilla fragrance. Flowers are edible and you may find them served in salads at some finer restaurants. The flowers are followed by oval woody seed capsules that hang on the tree like natural ornaments throughout the winter months. On windy days you can hear the seeds shaking in their pods like little maracas. Seeds have a difficult time germinating in our climate so you don't need to worry about this tree becoming invasive. The tree is native to China, where an old custom was to plant an Empress Tree when a baby girl was born. The fast growing tree matures when the baby girl does. When she is eligible for marriage, the tree was cut down and carved into wooden articles for her dowry. (Select the link for more photos of the tree.) More