Emeriti Faculty

SPU emeriti faculty

The Seattle Pacific University Emeriti Faculty is an organization of SPU faculty and administration whom the University has honored for meritorious service.

The vision of the Emeriti Faculty is to work toward a world in which people are whole, and love and justice reign.

The mission of Emeriti Faculty is to continue collegial fellowship among members, actively supporting the ongoing mission of the University, and continuing participation in the intellectual and spiritual life of the Christian higher education community. In doing so, recognizing that this enhances the spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being of its members.

New Emeriti Faculty

In 2016, five faculty members ended distinguished careers with decades of service:

  • Professor of Geography, Kathleen E. Braden, PhD
  • Professor of Theology, Kerry L. Dearborn, PhD
  • Professor of Music, Eric A. Hanson, DMA
  • Professor of Philosophy, C. Stephen Layman, PhD
  • Professor of Educational Ministry, C. Edward Smyth, EdD

Read about their careers in the Summer 2016 Response.

Emeriti Faculty Events 2016-17

 State of the University Address
 Wednesday, September 21, 2016
 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 
 Opening Chapel
 Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 
 President's Reception
 *Part of SPU's 125th Anniversary Grand Reunion
 Saturday, October 8, 2016
 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 Tiffany Loop (Upper Gwinn Commons as a Back-Up)
 
 Day of Common Learning
 Wednesday, October 26, 2016
 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Royal Brougham Pavilion
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Speaker: Dr. Alondra NElson, author of The Social Live of DNA
 
 Emeriti Luncheon
 *Hosted by the President
 Friday, November 4, 2016
 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 
 "Eurydice" Matinee Performance
 Saturday, November 19, 2016
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 
 Marston Lecture
 Tuesday, February 7, 2017
 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald, Classics
 Demaray Hall 150
 Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
 
"An Ideal Husband" Matinee Performance
 Saturday, February 11, 2017
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 
 Emeriti Tea
 *Hosted by the Provost
 Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
 Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
 
 Weter Lecture
 Tuesday, April 13, 2017
 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Rob Wall, Theology
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 
 Walls Lecture
 Wednesday, May 3, 2017
 7:00 p.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 
 Retirement Dinner
 Thursday, May 4, 2017
 6:30 p.m.
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 
 "Into the Woods" Spring Matinee Performance
 Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, May 13, 2017
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 
 Ivy Cutting
 Friday, June 9, 2017
 9:30 a.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 
 Graduate Commencement 
 Friday, June 9, 2017
 2:00 p.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 
 Undergraduate Commencement
 Saturday, June 10, 2017
 1:00 p.m.
 Key Arena


Emeriti Faculty Contacts

    George Scranton
  gascrant@spu.edu
  Emeriti Faculty President 
 Evette Hackman   Evette Hackman 
  ehackman@spu.edu
  Emeri-Times Editor
 Marilyn Severson

  Marilyn Severson 
  mseverso@spu.edu
  Prayers, Cares, and Concerns Coordinator


Emeriti Faculty Benefits

Privileges for emeriti faculty are as follows:

  • Use of SPU library and library privileges.
  • A mail address, email account, bookstore discount, and dining privileges in Gwinn Commons at faculty rates (in order to gain the library check-out, bookstore, and dining privileges, emeriti need an ID card which can be obtained at SPU's University Services Office (3220 6th Ave. W.).
  • Conversion of Term Life insurance to Whole Life within 30-day period.
  • Continuation of benefits as provided by COBRA.
  • Listing in the University Catalog.
  • Entitlement to participate with the faculty in all University events (e.g., Commencement, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, New Student Convocation).

Additional privileges not listed in the handbook:

  • Free admission to Falcon Athletics events for you and three guests in Royal Brougham Pavilion. (*Emeriti ID card needed)
  • Two free tickets to SPU’s matinee theatre performances.
  • Mid-week Faculty/Staff House reservation privileges at Camp Casey (holidays and summer months excluded).
  • A free campus parking pass provided by the President’s Office each fall.
  • Use of the Graduate/Faculty reading room in the library.
  • General discounts are also made available that may include computer hardware and cell phone plans. For updated information, please visit the Human Resources website.
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Emeriti Newsletter

Access most recent EmeriTimes Newsletter.

View past editions in the EmeriTimes Newsletter Archive.

Contact Evette Hackman (ehackman@spu.edu) with any questions.

Emeriti Directory

Emeriti Directory

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