Monday, February 12, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

A cross of ashes on a worshiper's forehead
Ash Wednesday Service February 14

Campus Ministries invites staff, faculty, and students to join us at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, at First Free Methodist Church for our annual Ash Wednesday service. This short, contemplative time of worship serves as a launch point to our observance of the Lenten season.

Lenten devotional
SPU Lenten Resource

Campus Ministries has assembled a team of students, staff, and faculty to write a devotional for the 2018 Lenten season. Each day of Lent will include a Scripture reading, as well as a reflection written by a member of our own community. Limited physical copies will be available at the Ash Wednesday service, or follow along on the Campus Ministries website. We hope you’ll join our community as we journey together through Lent and toward a celebration of Easter.

Celebrating Ten Years
With Love From Multi-Ethnic Programs: A 10-year Celebration

Join Multi-Ethnic Programs on Wednesday, February 14, 3:30-5 p.m. for “With Love From MEP,” a celebration of their 10-year anniversary serving students. Susan Okamoto Lane, dean of MEP and wellness programs, will be honored for her “Vision From the Mountaintop Award,” which she received at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Seattle on January 15. This annual award recognizes a community, education, and business leader from the Seattle area "who demonstrates leadership and contributes in the community or business world for the furtherance of justice, reconciliation, and empowerment." Serena Manzo, coordinator for MEP, will also be honored for recently receiving her master’s of education in student development from Seattle University. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to drop by the MEP office in the SUB second floor for celebratory refreshments and fun (and a special cake made by Frank Kinard, manager of mailing and copying services). 

Beth Thompson Kawasaki
Video: Meet the Alumna of the Year

In this short video, Beth Thompson Kawasaki ’81 talks about her career to help women restart their careers and how it connects to her family and her time at Seattle Pacific.

Talon in the library with two readers
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.

Eating Disorders
Wellness Initiative: Eating Disorder

From the Wellness Initiative: With February recognizing Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 26–March 4), it’s important to know how common eating disorders are among college students and the signs of disordered eating. To learn more about eating disorders, visit the Wellness blog

Craig Kispert
Staff Council Hosts Budget Presentation With Vice President for Business and Finance Craig Kispert

SPU staff members are invited to a one-hour session with Vice President for Business and Finance Craig Kispert on Wednesday, February 28, 3-4 p.m., in Demaray Hall 150. Join us for an update on the SPU budget, which will include a limited time for questions and answers.

Jazz Ensemble Concert February 20

The SPU Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of music from swing to cool jazz to fusion at their next concert on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event is free and wheelchair accessible. The concert will be streamed live.

french horn
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert February 23

The SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s concert on Friday, February 23, will feature music composed by women. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, and is free and wheelchair accessible. The concert will be streamed live.

Barnabas Award
Nominate a Student for the 2018 Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on or off campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and is currently a junior? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by March 11, 2018, and can be found on the University Ministries Student Leaders webpage.

Build Community With SPU’s Switchboard

A message from the Center for Career and Calling: The premise is pretty simple — SPU students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends meet online to ask and offer, share resources such as advice, internships, leads on housing and jobs, and most importantly, build community. Faculty and staff are invited to join the online tool Switchboard. Since we started using Switchboard, over 1,100 people have joined, and the response rate to asks and offers is almost 80 percent. Join this unique hub where Falcons help other Falcons.

Thursday deadline
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 15. Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, February 20.

Faculty & Staff News

Max Hunter
Hunter to Participate in Veritas Forum

Max Hunter, assistant professor of biology, will moderate a panel discussion at The Veritas Forum ’18 at Kane Hall at the University of Washington on Thursday, February 22, at 8 p.m. The theme of the forum is "The Pursuit of Wholeness: Perspectives on Hope and Suffering in Medicine." The Veritas Forum is committed “to courageous conversations. We place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue truth together.” Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

April Morgenroth
Morgenroth Gives Presentation

April Morgenroth, assistant professor of nursing, recently gave a poster presentation titled “Presenteeism Among Nurses With Chronic Conditions: A Heideggerian Hermeneutic Study” at the Seattle Nursing Research Consortium.

Cross-Departmental Team
Cross-Departmental Team Returns from India

In January, professors Rob McKenna, Joey Collins, and Bob Drovdahl led a team of MA and PhD students and alumni to India to help launch an MA in Leadership at Immanuel University. The team also worked with ministry and business leaders in the region. This is the fifth year of a continued partnership between Immanuel University, the Immanuel Conference of the Free Methodist Church, and SPU’s Department of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Peter Moe
Moe’s Essay Published

An essay by Assistant Professor of English Peter Moe titled "Why I Write Postcards" was published in The Millions, an online literary magazine. Peter says, “Even though the postcards I send say the same thing an email could, the physicality of the mail carries with it something that the digital can’t.”

SPU in the News

McKenna Featured in Forbes Magazine

Rob McKenna, chair of industrial-organizational psychology, was featured in Forbes magazine in an article titled “How to Be Sure You Won’t Fold Under Pressure.” He talked about his new book, Composed: The Heart & Science of Leading Under Pressure and his work with “WiLD” leaders.

Volume #45 , Issue #7 | Published by: University Communications

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