Monday, May 23, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Tally's Folly
SPU Theatre Department Presents Talley’s Folly

The SPU Theatre Department presents playwright Lanford Wilson’s romantic comedy about two unlikely sweethearts. Talley’s Folly runs May 25-28 in the McKinley Hall Backstage Theatre. The performance is directed by George Scranton, professor emeritus of theatre. Tickets are $10. 


Transfer Students
Transfer Student Open House

Prospective transfer students and their families will be on campus Thursday, May 26, for Transfer Open House, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They will explore campus and learn about the transfer admissions process. Please look for these students and their families and make them feel welcome.

Upcoming Music Events

Join the SPU Music Department for these upcoming concerts featuring superb music, celebration, and fellowship. All performances are free and wheelchair accessible.

Symphony Orchestra Concert
Thursday, May 26
First Free Methodist Church
7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, May 31
McKinley Hall
7:30 p.m.

Gospel Choir Concert
Thursday, June 2
First Free Methodist Church
7:30 p.m.

SPU Choirs Concert
Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers
Friday, June 3
First Free Methodist Church
7:30 p.m.

African American Heritage Celebration
African-American Heritage Celebration May 27

The second annual African-American Heritage Celebration, hosted by the SPU Black Student Union, is Friday, May 27, 7-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The event will celebrate African-American life, art, and culture through dance, music, art, and oration. This is an opportunity for SPU and the greater Seattle community to come together, fellowship with one another, and take part in an engaging, enriching, and empowering celebration of African-American heritage. The evening features distinguished African-American leaders within the Seattle community, including SPU staff and faculty. Attire is formal (optional) and admission is free.


fore word
Visual Communication Design Show

Seniors in visual communication design are hosting an exhibit of their work titled “Forward.” The exhibit runs May 25-June 9 in the Art Center Gallery. There will be a reception on Thursday, June 2, 5-7 p.m. in the gallery. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


SPFC lecture
SPFC Annual Research Conference June 1

The 14th annual School of Psychology, Family, and Community Research Conference, Awards Presentation, and Lecture on the Integration of Faith and Professional Practice is Wednesday, June 1, in Upper Gwinn. The event begins at 9 a.m. with award-winning social psychologist David Myers presenting his lecture “Psychological Science Meets the World of Faith.” He will be followed by student research sessions, paper presentations, and recognition of student achievement.


Ivy Cutting
Know Some Outstanding Graduates in the Class of 2016?

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets prior to Commencement, as well as for promotional purposes. Please send the name(s) of the student(s) and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, were involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting — basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the students and get permission to use their profile. Email information to Director of Public Information Tracy Norlen at

Falcon logo
SPU Athletics Clothing Sale May 27

Need more Falcon gear? SPU Athletics is having its first gear sale Friday, May 27, in Martin Square, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop by and check out some great deals as we clear out all of our Adidas and other former athletic gear.

Do You Know Discipleship-Oriented Teens?

A message from the School of Theology: Your help is needed to spread the word about Immerse, a new discipleship experience at SPU for teens. It’s an opportunity for high school students who are ready to invest in their faith and discover their identity as one of both knowledge and action. With a broadened awareness of who Jesus is, who they are, and how those stories intersect, they will be equipped to live out their identity in their home, school, church, community, and world. Through an intensive, weeklong encounter in July and a follow-up October “Remix” weekend retreat, they’ll grow as disciples of Jesus. If you know a student or youth pastor who’d be interested, contact Program Manager Dan Vandewarker, 206-281-2750 or


Seattle Pacific University
New Website on Diversity, Justice, Reconciliation

There is now an SPU website highlighting ongoing efforts and current resources around issues of diversity, justice, and reconciliation. The information is pulled from other SPU webpages, Response and etc magazines, faculty and staff news, and other sources. The University Communications staff worked with various departments and offices to put together the website. The basic framework includes webpages that deal with:

1)  Academics (programs and some of the courses offered for undergraduates and graduates around issues of diversity, justice, and reconciliation).

2)  Resources and programs for current and prospective students, and faculty and staff.

3)  Ongoing efforts, which includes a timeline of recent events and next steps as outlined in President Martin’s February 2016 Board of Trustees report.

4) Publications, research, and videos by SPU faculty, staff, and students.

If you have any questions or comments, contact Director of Public Information Tracy Norlen at or 206-281-2977.


David Crowder
Grammy Nominee Crowder in Concert

Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform during Grand Reunion Weekend, Saturday, October 8, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Tickets start at $10 and are available at


Campus Retail Dining Promotions

Here are the Campus Retail Dining Services promotions for May 23-29.

Common Grounds/Academic Perks: Grande Salted Caramel Mocha for $3.99. Our pastries are baked fresh every day, and we've added some new items. Let us know what you think.

Medley: New salad topping: roasted turkey breast for $1.59. Three-topping salad for $3.99.

Subway: 6-inch Turkey and Ham Sandwich for $3.99.

Sandella’s: Beef Fajita Quesadilla (roast beef, green peppers, red onions, mild salsa, and Cheddar Jack cheese topped with fajita seasoning) for $5.59. Thai Chicken Panini (grilled chicken, baby spinach, brown rice, peanuts, and scallions with Sandella’s Thai Peanut Sauce) for $5.59. 

Jamba Juice: 20 percent off Jamba Juice orders every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of May.

Einstein’s Bagels: Turkey Sausage and Cheddar Bagel with medium Vanilla Hazelnut or Buttery Caramel Coffee @$5.49. Get a medium Buttery Caramel Coffee for .99 cents every Wednesday during the month of May.

Grill: Pulled Pork Sandwich With the Works: Pulled BBQ pork topped with crispy Tater Tots, dill pickle chips, red onion and BBQ Sauce served on a Ciabatta roll for $5.99.

C-store: All Naked Juice beverages are 20 percent off. Ten percent off 1893 Pepsi Cola products every Saturday for the month of May. Two for $4 Special: Choose between King Cone Ice Cream Bars, Magnum Ice Cream Bars, or Mrs. Fields Ice Cream Sandwiches.

$5 Friday Retail Dining Promotion:

Medley: 3-topping salad including roasted chicken or turkey

Grill: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich with fries

Einstein’s Bagels: Pepperoni Pizza Bagel with a 21-ounce fountain drink

Sandella's: Chicken Quesadilla and a 21-ounce fountain drink

Subway: Footlong Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich

C-Store: Any Ben and Jerry’s pint of ice cream

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, May 26. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Faculty & Staff News

Shawnda Antonucci
May Staff Member of the Month: Shawnda Antonucci

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Shawnda Antonucci, payroll supervisor in the Office of Finance, was nominated and selected as the May Staff Member of the Month. “Each day I ask God to guide me in all things I do, in my professional and personal life,” says Shawnda. “I honor God when the work I do is based on the simple values of care, competence, and consistency.” Congratulations, Shawnda!

Visit the Staff Council website to read more about Shawnda and submit a nomination for someone you think should be recognized as a future Staff Member of the Month.


Bill Woodward
Woodward’s Elected President of Pacific Northwest Historians Guild

Professor of History Bill Woodward has been elected president of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. He is also the guild’s next speaker on Thursday, May 26, in the Ames Library. He will look at the origins of Washington state coastal forts from the Columbia River to Puget Sound, including Camp Casey.


Dearborn’s Recent Publications

Two articles by Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn have recently been published. The first article, “Fifteen Years of Teaching Worship, Community, and the Triune God of Grace,” was published in Trinity and Transformation: J. B. Torrance’s Vision of Worship, Mission, and Society (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016). The second, “’The Terrible Good:’ The Inklings on Sacrifice and Atonement,” was published April 13 in Patheos, the largest English language faith-focused website in the world. Read this article online.


Brian Bantum
Bantum’s Articles Published, Presents at Conference

Associate Professor of Theology Brian Bantum gave two presentations at the Coalition for Christian Outreach Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh in February. His presentations were titled “Diversity in Higher Education” and “I Am Not the Future: Theology and Race in the 21st Century.” An article by Brian titled “The Third Day” was published in The Other Journal, 25 (2016). He was also a contributor to the article “Black Lives Matter: Seven Writers Assess the Movement” in The Christian Century 133/6 (March 16, 2016).

Volume #44 , Issue #21 | Published by: University Communications

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