Monday, March 12, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

First Chance for Tickets to Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof will discuss the moral challenge of global gender equity at Seattle Pacific’s annual Downtown Business Breakfast on Friday, April 20, 7–8:45 a.m., at the Westin Seattle. Kristof is a New York Times columnist, best-selling co-author of several books with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, including  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. For the first time, tickets will be sold for this invitation-only event. Before tickets go on sale to the general public, faculty and staff have the first chance to buy them online. Tickets are $50, and the event is expected to sell out quickly.

Multiethnic Workshop
Seattle Pacific Seminary Hosts Multiethnic and Missional Event

What is the mission of God in our multiethnic world? How do Christian communities understand and participate in that mission? These are the questions that will be explored at “Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches,” a half-day event sponsored by Seattle Pacific Seminary (SPS). The event will be led by SPS faculty members Brenda Salter McNeil and David Leong, along with special guest Dr. Darrell Guder. Their collective work in Christian reconciliation, community development, and missional theology will set the stage for a vibrant conversation about holding these commitments together in the identity and ministry of the church. The event is Tuesday, May 15, 12–2 p.m., with optional breakout groups from 2–3 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Lunch will be provided. Ticket prices vary. Register to attend today.

Encourage Students to Check Out the Peer Career Advisor Program

A message from the Center for Career and Calling: The Peer Career Advisor program is an excellent paid leadership opportunity for undergraduates. PCAs gain extensive knowledge about career preparation, build excellent leadership and professional skills, improve their communication and networking abilities, and gain valuable administrative experience working in a busy office. PCAs receive one-on-one mentoring from career counselors and, as a team, create programing and manage the CCC’s social media. We think this is one of the best jobs on campus. Please encourage your students to check out the job posting on Handshake.  

Students can learn more on Tuesday, March 27, when this year’s PCAs host a “Meet-up” in Weter Lounge between 10 a.m. and noon. This will be a great opportunity to meet current PCAs and ask questions.

Emerson Hall
Faculty, Staff Recommendations for 2018–19 Hall Council

A message from Residence Life: The Hall Council selection process begins Spring Quarter and we need your help. We are looking for residents with a strong passion to help cultivate community in the residence halls. As we strive to seek those who can best represent our residential community, and who will benefit from this leadership opportunity, we hope you will partner with us by emailing Matthew Pfiffner, residence life coordinator, at with your recommendations by March 16. Thank you in advance for your support, encouragement, and recommendations.

Farm to table
Farm to Table: Ralph's Greenhouse in Mt. Vernon

A message from Campus Dining: Join us in Gwinn Commons Dining Hall for our second “Farm to Table” on Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Talk to representatives from Ralph's Greenhouse to learn about this local farm and its sustainable practices, and taste how our chefs will highlight the farm’s produce.

Barnabas Award 2018
Deadline Extended to Nominate a Student for the 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. The deadline for online nominations has been extended to March 23, and the nomination form can be found on the University Ministries Student Leaders webpage.

Black Panther
Discussion on the Film Black Panther

Faculty and staff are invited to a discussion of the film, Black Panther, on Friday, April 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Weter 202. The discussion will be led by Associate Professor of Theology Brian Bantum, and hosted by Jeffrey Overstreet, adjunct English faculty member.

Social Justice
Learn About the New Social Justice Major

Find out more about the new social justice and cultural studies major on Friday, May 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Weter 202. Join us in celebrating the new major.

Self Injury Awareness Day
Wellness Initiative: Self-Injury Awareness

A message from the Wellness Initiative: Self-Injury Awareness Day was March 1, and it’s important to recognize that college students are at high risk for self-inflicted injury, also known as self-harm or non-suicidal self-injury. To learn more about self-injury and what we can do to support students, visit the Wellness blog.

Support SPRINT Through Workshares

A message from the John Perkins Center: We are sending a SPRINT team to Colombia for an exciting opportunity to serve and learn with community and church leaders engaging in social change. We are in the midst of fundraising. Staff and faculty are invited to hire SPRINT students for "workshares," odd jobs that you might want help doing (e.g., yardwork, dog walking, organization, packing, moving). Workshares will take place through the end of the academic year. We would greatly appreciate your participation in the students’ fundraising efforts. Complete and submit a workshare request form. If you have questions, email

Staff Council
Nominate a Colleague for Staff of the Year!

A message from Staff Council: It’s time to recognize someone in our staff community who has done a tremendous job this year. Do you know a staff member who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them for Staff of the Year. Nominations close on March 23, so don’t delay. 

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, March 15. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 19.

SPU in the News

dale cannavan
Cannavan Interviewed on KCPQ-TV News

Associate Professor of Exercise Science Dale Cannavan was interviewed by local KCPQ-TV for a story about electric muscle stimulation. The story aired March 5, and also was broadcast on FOX-TV affiliates around the country.

Volume #45 , Issue #11 | Published by: University Communications

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