Monday, May 15, 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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City of Seattle, Great Wheel Celebrate SPU’S 125 Anniversary

Two important recognitions of SPU’s 125 anniversary are happening this weekend. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council have issued a proclamation that Saturday, May 20, 2017, will be “SPU 125 Anniversary Day” in Seattle. On Sunday, May 21, a special light show will be displayed on the Seattle Great Wheel on the waterfront between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The original maroon and white design, created by Senior Design Manager Sam Davis, uses Morse Code to spell out “SPU 125” in a series of dots and dashes. (Be sure to use #spu125greatwheel with social media posts!) Select the link to see the design. 

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Feldman’s “Last Lecture”

SPU’s Ivy Honorary presents “The Last Lecture of Professor Roger Feldman” on Wednesday, May 17, 6 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Roger is a professor of art and will retire this year after 17 years at SPU. His lecture and multimedia presentation is titled “Beyond Reason.” Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend.


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School of Theology Book Celebration May 18

Join the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, the School of Theology, and Seattle Pacific Seminary for a special event highlighting books recently published by our faculty. The book celebration will be Thursday, May 18, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. The program includes a review of each book. This year’s featured books are:

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert May 19

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Danny Helseth, will perform Friday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes Sousa compositions and a world premiere. The Newport High School Wind Ensemble will also perform. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

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Memorial Day Ceremony May 25

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held in Tiffany Loop at the flagpole on Thursday, May 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by an ice cream social. The event is sponsored by the SPU Student Veterans Association and the student SPU Political Union. Faculty and staff are invited to join the ceremony to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our nation.


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Falcon Youth Summer Camps

Registration for Falcon Athletics Summer Camps is now open. All faculty and staff receive a 25 percent discount on camp registration fees for children entering grades 3-8 this upcoming Fall 2017. To receive this discount, contact Madi Velling, Athletics Department office manager, at Go Falcons!


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Admitted Transfer Day May 19

Admitted transfer students and their families will be on campus Friday, May 19, for Admitted Transfer Day. These students will dine in Gwinn, attend informational sessions, take campus tours, and visit classes. Please look for these guests and make them feel welcome!


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Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag May 18

Need to make changes or updates to your website? Bring your laptop (if you have one) and join University Communications staff members on Thursday, May 18, noon to 1 p.m. in lower Weter. If you plan to attend, email Kathy Henning in University Communications at Bring any website changes you need to make, and the UC staff will show you how to do it. Feel free to bring your lunch, and sweets will be provided. Sitecore/Contribute brownbags occur the third Thursday of every month except December and July.

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Student Exhibits in Art Center Gallery

The work of graduating art students in illustration and new pictures is featured in the Art Center Gallery through Friday, May 19. The exhibit features works by Kyle Beavers, Ali Beeson, Lauren Campbell, Rebecca Morris, Katie Mullen, and Suzi Spooner. The gallery is located at 3 West Cremona. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Campus Dining Specials This Week

A message from Campus Dining: There are only a couple more weeks until the end of the academic year, but it's not too early to go on a mini vacation! Save the date to relax and enjoy Hawaiian food and music at Gwinn's 5th annual luau on Wednesday, May 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Here are this week's dining specials.

Week-long specials: This week, try our Mindful (Healthy) Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizzetta at Bertona Street Pizza. Also, head to Einstein’s in the SUB to see the special of the day.

Tuesday, May 16: Taco Tuesday, get one taco for only $1.99.

Wednesday, May 17: Enjoy a steak plate in Gwinn Commons Dining Hall during dinner service for one meal swipe plus $10 or three meal swipes.

Friday, May 19: $5 Friday
  • Bertona Street Pizza: Breakfast pizza
  • Falcon Grill: Fantastic falafel sandwich
  • Academic Perks and Common Grounds: Two tall cookie dough mochas
  • Cocina Del Sol: Tamales, beans, and rice combo

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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, May 18. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, May 22.

Faculty & Staff News

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Grauf-Grounds Retirement Celebration

A retirement celebration for Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Claudia Grauf-Grounds will be held Thursday, May 18, 12-1:30 p.m., with a brief program at 1 p.m. The celebration and open house will take place in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Conference Room, Marston-Watson 127. A light lunch will be served. 

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Kelly Moderates Panel Discussion

Clint Kelly, a communications specialist in University Communications, recently moderated a panel of evangelical publishing experts at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue. As part of the annual Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference, the panel featured nine editors, agents, and authors, including Bill Myers, recipient of the C.S. Lewis Honor Award, and writer and director on the “Adventures in Odyssey” radio series. Clint is a former program coordinator for the conference, and co-directed with Linda Wagner when the conference was hosted at SPU.

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Shea’s Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Counselor Education Munyi Shea titled “College Women’s Subjective Femininity Stress, Gender Solidarity, and Psychological Help-Seeking Intentions” was published in the premier counseling journal, The Counseling Psychologist.


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Welcome, Sharalyn Bechtel

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome Sharalyn Bechtel, receptionist in Health Services.

Volume #44 , Issue #20 | Published by: University Communications

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