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Falcons Forever BBQ
Faculty, Staff Invited to Falcons Forever BBQ

A message from Alumni and Parent Relations: We’d like to invite faculty and staff to the Falcons Forever BBQ, a fun, summer-inspired food truck fest that celebrates both the graduates of 2016 and is a one-year reunion for the Class of 2015. Food trucks include People’s Burger, Flair Taco, and The Grilled Cheese Experience. The BBQ is Friday, June 10, 5:30 p.m. (preceding Baccalaureate) at the 5th Avenue Streetscape. Tickets are just $10 per person (kids under 10 eat free) and include a full entrée at the food truck of your choice. Purchase tickets by Wednesday, June 8. (No refunds will be processed after this date.) Tickets can be picked up at the registration table at the BBQ. Join us for the best in food truck cuisine, live music, and a chance to celebrate our new and recent graduates. RSVP online. 


MODE Forces of Fashion Show
Student Fashion Show Rescheduled for June 6

The student MODE Fashion Club presents their rescheduled fashion show on Monday, June 6, 6:30 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) The theme is “Forces of Fashion” and is a showcase of student talent from the apparel design and merchandising majors. Admission to the event is free.


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.


fore word
Visual Communication Design Show. Reception June 2.

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.


Porter still lifes
Join the Class of 2016 in Restoring SPU’s Rare Paintings

The 2016 Senior Gift Committee has elected to help fund the restoration and installation of two rare paintings by African-American artist Charles Ethan Porter, which were recently donated to the SPU John Perkins Center. The goal is $1,500, which will then be matched five times for a total of $7,500. To make an online donation, go to the and select “other” and then specify “Senior Gift.” Learn more about the paintings and donors William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin.


10th of the month
Staff Payroll and Benefit Changes?

The 10th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to add or remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. Changes might include events that are expected to impact your benefits and deductions, such as your spouse or children gaining or losing coverage due to employment, birth, marriage, etc. Additionally, any changes you wish to make to your 403(b) account contributions must be made by the 10th of the month. For changes to your 403(b) account, contact Transamerica Retirement Solutions at 1-888-676-5512 (5 a.m.-6 p.m. PST), or 1-800-755-5801. If you have any other benefits-related changes, call Mardeth Hughes in HR at 206-281-2816.

Blue Ribbon
Winners in the Dining Services Survey

Congratulations to the winners in the recent Dining Services Satisfaction Survey. Winners were selected using on May 19. Participants included 583 students and 34 faculty and staff members.

1st Prize = $300 airline voucher, Marlene M.
2nd Prize = $50 Falcon Funds, Joseyl M.
3rd Prize = $25 Falcon Funds, Rachel H.

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.

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.

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


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 30-June 5.

Common Grounds/Academic Perks: Grande Strawberry Lemonades or Venti Italian Sodas for $1.99. Mocha Madness at Common Grounds- Grande Mochas are $2.99 all day on Saturday, June 4.

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

Subway: 6-inch Rotisserie Chicken 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. BBQ Steak Burrito and a 21-ounce fountain drink for $5.49. 

Jamba Juice: 20 percent off Jamba Juice orders on Tuesday, May 31.

Einstein’s Bagels: Turkey Club Mex Wrap for $5.29. Get a medium Buttery Caramel Coffee for .99 cents every day in June.

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: Five Airhead Candies for .99 cents. 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: Any cheese dog and fries

Einstein’s Bagels: Any tostini

Sandella's: Any panini – try one on the new artisan flatbreads

Subway: Footlong meatball sandwich

C-Store: Any 20-ounce bottled soda and a 10-ounce bag of Lay's chips

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, June 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 6, 2016. During the summer months, the Bulletin will be published every other week beginning June 13.

Faculty & Staff News

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro’s Articles, Book Reviews Published

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled “Necrológica: In memoriam Jacques Fontaine (1922-2015),” was recently published in Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia 25 (2016) 539-541. Fontaine was the preeminent scholar at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in the late antiquity of France and Spain. He was a mentor in Alberto’s Fulbright doctoral dissertation year (Barcelona-Madrid-Paris), and good friend over the years. The following book reviews by Alberto have also recently been published.

Codoñer, Carmen and Paulo Farmhouse Alberto (eds.). Wisigothica: After M.C. Díaz y Díaz. (mediEVI 3.) Florence: SISMEL Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014. Speculum 91 (2016) 477-479.

Nicola Clarke, The Muslim Conquest of Iberia: Medieval Arabic Narratives. Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Oxford: Routledge, 2014. Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia 25 (2016) 555-556.

Ana Sampaio e Castro. Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas: da fundação à extinção. Lamego: Tipografía Voz de Lamego, 2014. Lusitania Sacra 31 (2015) 236-238.

Aires A. Nascimento. Vida de São Teotonio. Lisboa: Edições Colibri, 2013. Lusitania Sacra 30 (2014) 195-196.

Alberto is an invited major speaker for conferences in Berlin; Tours, France; and Ourense, Spain. He also attended and chaired the session “Mens et Mensa: Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12- 15, at Western Michigan University.

Kimberly Segall
Segall Presents at Author’s Forum in South Africa

Professor of English Kimberly Segall will give a presentation on “Performing Justice and Reconciliation in South African Theater” on June 28 in South Africa. Featured as one of the authors at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, she will read an excerpt from her book, Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa (Syracuse University Press, 2013). She will also discuss her performance workshop with trauma survivors at the Cape Town Trauma Center.

Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, New Staff Members

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

Leah Hannaford, business and social services librarian, Library
Michael Sandahl, multi-skilled tradesman, Camp Casey

SPU in the News

Reed Davis
Davis Interviewed on KOMO-TV

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was recently interviewed on KOMO-TV (Channel 4) about the impact to Washington state candidates if presidential candidate Donald Trump won the election.

From the Archives

The Falconettes

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier: The Falconettes are the oldest club still in existence at SPU. The women’s service honorary was founded in 1936 and was known for a short time as the Women’s Service Club before their more distinctive nickname became the official club name. The 1936 Cascade yearbook describes the group this way: “Their desire is to be of distinctive service to their alma mater.” The group was featured in the recent issue of Response magazine. To see the ’36 Falconettes in their distinctive sweaters, select the link.


Volume #44 , Issue #22 | Published by: University Communications

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