Monday, March 6, 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

The Founding of Seattle Pacific. Special Lecture March 7.

As part of SPU’s 125 anniversary celebration, the Friends of the Library will host a panel discussion of Howard Snyder’s new book, Rooted in Mission: The Founding of Seattle Pacific University 1891–1916, on Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Dr. Snyder, along with other SPU faculty and staff, will discuss the founding of Seattle Seminary within the context of Seattle as a growing urban center.


Dr. Reggie Williams
University Scholars Lecture With Dr. Reggie Williams

Dr. Reggie Williams, assistant professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary, will deliver the annual University Scholars lecture on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. His lecture, titled “The Black Jesus of Harlem and Howard Thurman: The Implications for Christian Ethics Derived from Valuing the Body of Christ as Black,” draws on his research in working with black churches in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. This time was critical in shaping Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology in his books Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship. It was during these years that Bonhoeffer found the vibrancy of the black church in a time of great international turmoil as a location of prophetic hope and deep resistance to the idolatry of nationalism. This helped frame Bonhoeffer’s resistance to national socialism in his native Germany during World War II.

The lecture is open to everyone, and church members and leaders seeking a renewed evangelical sense of God’s calling in difficult political and theological times are encouraged to attend.

SPU Lenten Devotional Resource

Campus Ministries has assembled a team of 40 students, staff, and faculty to write a devotional for the 2017 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 on March 1, or a PDF version is available for download on the Campus Ministries website. We hope you’ll join our community is growing together as we journey through Lent and toward a celebration of Easter.


King County Metro bus
New Extended Metro Routes 3, 4, 13 to SPU Beginning March 11

If you take the bus to SPU, good news! Beginning Saturday, March 11, Metro will expand routes 3, 4, and 13 to campus. Metro will increase frequent service connections, and improve connections to ease rider capacity and give SPU riders easier and more frequent access to campus. You can learn more about the upcoming new routes online or at the Metro Matters blog.


One act plays, 2016
Student-Directed One Act Plays This Week

Three plays directed and designed by SPU students will be performed March 7-11 in the McKinley Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online


Multi-Ethnic Programs
New Group for Undocumented Students

Multi-Ethnic Programs is starting a group for SPU undocumented students who desire a place of mutual support and accurate, up-to-date information and advice. If you know students who would like to get connected, contact Susan Okamoto Lane, dean of Multi-Ethnic and Wellness Programs, at or 206-281-2598. For more information on how to support undocumented students, Susan recommends a recent article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education titled “We Have Your Back: How Educators Can Support Undocumented Students."


School of Health Sciences
SHS Hosts Nurse Recruiters, Students

On Friday, March 10, the School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Western Washington nurse recruiters and nursing students. From 11:15 a.m.-2 Upper Gwinn, recruiters representing over 20 health care organizations will be on campus to meet with students. Although the focus will be nursing-related jobs, all undergraduate and graduate students (nutrition, exercise science, psychology, business, etc.) interested in health care employment are invited and welcome.  Please encourage your interested students to attend. For more information, contact Julie Ann Harrington in SHS at

Van Pool
Looking for North Seattle/Everett/Bremerton Riders

Do you live in Whidbey Island, Bremerton, or Everett? If so, we are looking for interested riders to possibly start new carpools, vanshares, or vanpools to SPU. Please contact Transportation Manager Heather Eide at or 206-281-2821 if you are interested, or if you know another faculty or staff member that lives in those areas that might be interested. 

Music department
Upcoming Music Concerts: Percussion Ensemble, Concert and Chamber Singers

The Percussion Ensemble will perform Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. The Concert and Chamber Singers will perform Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. All these performances will be held in First Free Methodist Church.


Laub Novak Art piece
SPU Art Center Presents “A Catholic Expressionist in the Age of Vatican II”

SPU’s Art Center Gallery presents a solo exhibition by the late artist Karen Laub-Novak titled “A Catholic Expressionist in the Age of Vatican II.” This is the first scholarly survey of this artist and art educator. This selection of prints and paintings by Laub-Novak (1937-2009) encompasses her career from the reforming era of post-war America through Vatican II, and into the postmodern era of the 1990s. The exhibit runs until March 17. The SPAC Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Stationary envelopes
Stationery Orders Due March 7

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, to have stationery order(s) delivered on March 17. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on March 7 will be delivered April 14. 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

Cocina Del Sol
Campus Dining Specials This Week

A message from Campus Dining: Do you have a last minute meeting or gathering? Head to Common Grounds for your on–the-fly coffee traveler and pastries. 

Cocina Week: Six different specials, six days in a row, for $6!
Sunday: $6 tacos
Monday: $6 burritos
Tuesday: $6 quesadillas
Wednesday: $6 bowl
Thursday: $6 nachos
Friday: $5 Friday Special!

Friday, March 10: Flavors of Ireland Dinner
Taste the dishes of Ireland! Friday's dinner will be presented by Sodexo Global Chef Julianne Forrestal. Make sure to come to Gwinn Commons Dining Hall between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly 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, March 9. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 13.

Faculty & Staff News

John Bond
Bond’s Article Published

An article by John Bond, associate professor of educational administration and supervision, was published in International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 3 (1).  ISSN 2198-5944. The article is titled “How Leaders Can Use Formative Assessment Strategies to Enhance School Climate.”


Bartholomew in SPU Video

Kathryn Bartholomew, associate professor of languages and linguistics, was interviewed for a video about her former student Camille Jones '08. Camille is the Washington’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, and serves as the schoolwide STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) enrichment and highly capable teacher at an elementary school in Quincy. Watch the video online. 


hannah notess
Notess Gives Presentation

Hannah Notess, editor of Response magazine, gave a presentation at Seattle University’s recent Search for Meaning Book Festival. Her presentation was titled “Writing What's Vividest: Using Truth, Imagination, and Poetry to Wonder About Big Questions.”

School of Education
Article by SOE Faculty, Students Published

An article by School of Education faculty members Kristine Gritter and Dan Bishop titled “Boy Troubles? Male Literacy Depictions in Children's Choices Picture Books” was published in The Reading Teacher 70.5 (2017): 571-581. The article was co-authored by Deborah Van Duinen, associate professor from Hope College; Kimberly Montgomery, SPU graduate student in literacy; and Devony Blowers, recent SPU undergraduate student.

Margaret Brown
Brown Authors Journal Article

Assistant Provost and Professor of Psychology Margaret Brown’s article titled “The Counter-Normative Effects of Service Learning: Fostering Attitudes Toward Social Equality Through Contact and Autonomy” was published in the most recent issue of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. The article examines the power dynamics that are implicated in prosocial behavior. She would like to acknowledge her coauthors, SPU ’16 alumna Cierra Cooper, and Industrial Organizational Psychology doctoral student Jared Wymer.

Max Hunter
Hunter’s Interview With Alondra Nelson Published

Max Hunter, assistant professor of biology and director of the Pre-Professional Health Sciences program, interviewed Alondra Nelson, dean of social science at Columbia University and the 2016 Day of Common Learning keynote speaker. His interview was published in the online edition of Response in December 2016.


Miriam Adeney
Adeney Speaks at Conference

Miriam Adeney, associate professor of world Christian studies, was the plenary speaker for the Care for Creation conference at Multnomah University, February 23-24. Her presentations were titled "Mt. Hood and the Incarnation" and "The Columbia River and the Resurrection."

Eugene Lemcio
Lemcio’s Poem Published

God and Nature magazine has published Emeritus Professor of New Testament Gene Lemcio's poem titled "The Problem With Pain." He writes in the introduction, "Organisms learn to avoid unpleasant or hurtful stimuli. A princess removes from her bed the pea affronting delicate, royal skin. Rotting, aching teeth can be extracted by various means: lay and professional. But it's been only with the rise of modern medicine and surgery that we have been able to treat some of the causes of profound suffering that lie in remote and previously inaccessible parts of the body. This has led me to wonder, "What is the evolutionary function of such deep pain?"


SPU Arch
Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new staff members. Contact information can be found in the online SPU White pages.  

Josh Anway, program coordinator, Seattle Pacific Seminary

Ben Book, microsystems analyst, Computer and Information Systems

SPU in the News

Peter Moe
Moe’s Op-ed Published in Seattle Times

A guest column by Assistant Professor of English Peter Moe was published in The Seattle Times on February 28. The essay was titled "Teaching Writing in a Post-truth Era."


Volume #44 , Issue #10 | Published by: University Communications

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