Monday, January 29, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Tell Students About Next Mega Meet-up

The Peace, Justice, and Human Services Mega Meet-up hosted by the Center for Career and Calling is Wednesday, February 7, 2:30-5 p.m. in Weter Lounge. The event will feature employers from World Vision, City Year, Children of the Nations, Islandwood, Intervarsity, Justice Leadership Program, Street Youth Ministries, World Relief, and many more.

In Context
Still Time to Join In-Context

A message from ASSP: Faculty and staff are invited to participate in In-Context, an ASSP discussion series that meets every quarter for six weeks to talk about race, diversity, and reconciliation. Discussion is focused on two main topics: the deconstruction of race and white privilege. Join other faculty, staff, and students as we unpack the intersections and impact of race relations on our stories. Meetings will be every Tuesday beginning January 30, 3-4:30 p.m. in Bertona, rooms 4 and 6. Registration is required. Find more information on the John Perkins Center website.

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Encourage Students to Attend Night Against Procrastination

The next Night Against Procrastination (NAP) is Wednesday, February 21, 6-11 p.m. in the Ames Library. NAP events have been happening across Europe and the U.S. and began at SPU in 2016. The goal is to get as many students as possible in the library working on papers, projects, and exam prep — and avoiding procrastination and having fun getting their work done. Please tell your students to come. There will be food, raffles, study tables, and writing tutors to help students prepare for midterms.

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Faculty/Staff Meal Ticket Program

A message from Housing and Meal Plan Services: To encourage interaction between faculty and staff and students outside of the classroom, Dining Services provides five free meal passes each weekday that students can use to take a faculty or staff member to Gwinn Commons for a meal. Tickets are available at the Office of University Services during business hours (9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Tickets must be picked up on the day they are to be used. (If a breakfast meeting is scheduled before the office opens, students may pick up a ticket the day before). The ticket is for the faculty or staff member; the student must use their own meal plan, Falcon Funds, or cash to enter the dining hall. Tickets are provided on a first come, first served basis.

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Recommend Students for Ivy Honorary

A message from SPU’s chapter of Ivy Honorary: Ivy Honorary is a chapter of the national Mortar Board society, and every year we select 30 qualifying members to be inducted into this prestigious honor society. Usually there is a requirement of a 3.5 GPA or above GPA to be able to qualify to apply for membership. However, we understand that keeping a GPA that high is sometimes impossible for students due to extenuating circumstances. We do not wish to exclude any qualified candidates for something that is not in their control, so this is where we need your help. If you know a student who you believe to be a true asset to the community, and who exemplifies the Mortar Board standard of scholarship, service, and leadership, we would love to hear about them. Please fill out the online form to tell us about students that you know, so that we can invite them to become a part of Ivy Honorary this year. Visit the Ivy Honorary website for more information.

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Jane Eyre: The Musical Opens This Week

The SPU Theatre Department presents Jane Eyre: The Musical  — Charlotte Brontë's classic story set to music. Follow Jane’s journey from an orphan to a woman who is determined to fight for freedom and fulfillment through life’s many obstacles. Performances are February 1–3, 8–10, with Saturday matinees on February 3 and 10. 

Cam Anderson
Faculty, Staff Invited to Lectures and Lunch With CIVA Executive Director

A message from the Art Department: We are pleased to host Cam Anderson, longtime executive director of Christians in the Visual Arts, (CIVA), February 21-22, for several events.

Cam recently released a book which provides a history of how evangelical Christians have responded to the visual arts, and offers a number of new ways of thinking about how young artists might be “faithful” to both their professional callings and their faith. 

Anyone interested in these topics and Cam’s book are invited to to join us for a book club and discussion on Thursday, February 22, 11 a.m. in the Art Center. The department will provide copies of Cam’s book free of charge and provide a free lunch. (Participants are not expected to read the entire book, though you certainly could, but we were hoping to talk about chapters 1 and 8.) To receive the book and sign up for lunch, email Associate Professor of Art Scott Kolbo at

Cam will also present two lectures.

Wednesday, February 21
Lecture: Consumption, Terror, and Affection
3 p.m., Demaray 150

Thursday, February 22
Lecture: Making Art, Keeping Faith
9 a.m., Art Center Gallery

CIVA was established in 1979 by Christian college and university faculty members, artists, theologians, clergy, and other sojourners in the arts. These individuals felt alienated from their faith communities due to their involvement with the arts — and from the art world due to their public expressions of faith. Over the years, CIVA has worked to serve as a bridge between the "church world” and the "art world,” providing a place for theologians, scholars, and artists to dialogue about the issues of art and faith. 

An Evening of Classical Jazz February 6

Music instructors Julian Catford (guitar) and Dan Kramlich (piano) will combine their talents for an evening of classical jazz from swing to bossa nova on Tuesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. This program features a wide sampling of some of the best songs from America’s original contribution to the world of music, jazz. The concert will be live streamed.

Marston Lecture: Classics and Classical Music

For this year’s C. May Marston Lecture on Tuesday, February 6, C. May Marston Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald will discuss the creative work of such classical composers as Monteverdi and Berlioz in bringing classical literature from text to musical performance. The lecture begins at 3:15 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

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International Food Festival February 16. Sign Up by February 2.

A message from faculty members Jaeil Lee and Minhee Lee: The second SPU International Food Festival will be Friday, February 16, (Lunar New Year’s Day), 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Eaton Hall Lounge. Thanks for your wonderful participation and support last year. This year we are partnering with the Office of Global Engagement and we expect more fun. We would like to invite you to sign up to bring your favorite cultural dishes to share, and American dishes are also welcomed. This year, students can participate as well. Please sign up by Friday, February 2. It will be a wonderful time to get together and celebrate our beauty of diversity through our favorite cultural dishes.

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Stationery Orders Due February 6

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, to have stationery orders delivered on February 16. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on February 6 will be delivered March 16. To see deadlines and delivery dates for the remainder of the fiscal year, visit the “Create an Order” stationery page in Banner. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Spanish Conversation Table
Spanish Conversation Table Starts for Winter Quarter

The Spanish Conversation Table will be available Winter Quarter to anyone who wants to speak with others in Spanish. Beginners are welcome. Meet your classmates and colleagues, make new friends and improve your Spanish. If you want to get some help on vocabulary. come see us. You don’t have to sign up ahead of time; just bring your lunch and join us. The table meets on Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in Marston Hall, Room, 252. If you have questions, email adjunct faculty member Vilma Illanes at

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Falcon Home Games This Week

For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons online.

Thursday, February 1
Men's basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 3
Men's basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks, Brougham Pavilion, 4 p.m.

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Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every week during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, February 1. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 5.

Faculty & Staff News

Mark Sullivan
Staff Member of the Month: Mark Sullivan

In recognition of his service to the SPU community, Mark Sullivan, associate director of academic counseling in Student Academic Services, was nominated by his peers and selected by Staff Council as the January Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations and thank you, Mark! Learn more about Mark and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

Brittany Tausen
Tausen’s Paper Published

A paper co-authored by Assistant Professor of Psychology Brittany Tausen titled "Mental Simulation of Visceral States Affects Preferences and Behavior" was recently published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Professor VanZanten
VanZanten’s Essay Published

Professor of English Susan VanZanten’s quarterly column for Bearings Online features an essay on the musical, Hamilton.

Joey Collins
Collins to Present at Conference

Joey Collins, assistant professor for industrial-organizational psychology, will give a presentation at the Society of Consulting Psychology Conference in Savannah, Georgia, in February. His presentation, titled “Cutting Edge Research on Executive Coaching: The Latest Perspectives and Experiences of Executives, Leaders, and Coaches,” comes out of a global executive coaching study that he completed last November with his Research Vertical Team of i-o psychology Ph.D. students.

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro Gives Lecture

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave a lecture titled “Paschal Mystery” for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bothell on January 21. He spoke on the passion, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, and how, in the sacred liturgy of the Mass, one participates in these mysteries in a profound personal way.    

Brad Murg
Murg’s Article Published

An article by Brad Murg, assistant professor of political science and director of Global Development Studies, titled "Responding to Authoritarian Consolidation in Cambodia: Too Little, Too Late?" was published in the "T Notes" policy paper series by Torino Institute of World Affairs in Turin, Italy.


Russ Killingsworth
Memorial Service for Math Professor Russ Killingsworth

A memorial service for Russ Killingsworth, assistant professor of mathematics, will be held Thursday, February 1, at 11 a.m. at Highlands Community Church, 3031 N.E. 10th St., in Renton. If you are planning to attend and would like to be a part of a carpool (whether driving or riding), please register online. (Faculty Senate has been moved to February 8, in order to accommodate faculty attending the service.)

In the coming weeks, the Math Department will host on campus a remembrance of Russ. Sympathy cards for Russ’s wife, Dani, and their three children can be sent to the Math Department (Suite 307). Please continue to keep Dani and children, as well as Russ’s family, friends, and colleagues, in your prayers.

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