Monday, June 11, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Apple pie
Staff Council Pie Social

SPU staff are invited to celebrate the end of the academic year at the annual Staff Council Pie Social on Thursday, June 14. Drop-in any time between 2-3:30 p.m. for pie, ice cream, and good company. The annual Pie Eat Competition will take place at 3 p.m., when John Larson from Building Maintenance will defend his title. We hope you’ll join us!

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Free Concerts by the Manhattan String Quartet

The Manhattan String Quartet, well known for their performances of 20th century classics, has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The quartet will be guests of Conference Services in June, and they are inviting the SPU community to free concerts on Wednesday, June 20, and Saturday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. Visit the website to learn more about the group and the repertoire for the concerts.

Camp Casey Open House June 19

Seattle Pacific University’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, a historic military fort built at the turn of the 20th century, will host an open house on Tuesday, June 19, 12–4 p.m. The open house will feature

  • Free admission to the Sea Lab, a marine biology teaching facility.
  • Free admission to the swimming pool during the open house.
  • Tours of the barracks and mess hall (with complimentary snacks/coffee) 
  • Tours of the Fort Casey Inn, a row of cottages formerly used as officers' housing just before World War I.
  • Guided tours of the Colonel’s House, which is used predominanty as a retreat space for SPU leadership and special groups. Tours begins with a historical lecture by SPU Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., with tours led by Casey History Expert Steve Kobylk at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
  • Guided walking tours of Fort Casey State Park and gun batteries will begin at 3:15 p.m. with History Professor Woodward.
  • The Admiralty Head Lighthouse located in the park will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours. 

Camp Casey, originally known as Fort Casey, opened in 1890 by the U.S. military. Fort Casey, along with Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, became part of the “triangle of fire” to protect the entrance to Puget Sound. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington state, housing ten officers and 428 enlisted men. Fort Casey was decommissioned after World War II, and SPU purchased the property in 1956. The buildings have been updated and renovated to house school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes.

SPU Wellness
Wellness Initiative: Positive Psychology

From the Wellness Initiative: Summer is here! Let’s end the school year on a hopeful note and talk about positive psychology. To learn more, visit the Wellness blog

Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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 21. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 25. 

Faculty & Staff News

Al Erisman
Erisman Contributes to New Book

The book, BAM Global Movement, by Gea Gort and Mats Tunehag was published in May by Hendrickson Publishers in their Theology of Work line. Emeriti Faculty Al Erisman was invited by the authors and the publisher to write the forward.

Jeff Daley
Daley Garden Lecture at Molbaks

SPU head gardener Jeff Daley will give a lecture titled "Ornamental Grasses for the Modern Garden" at Molbak's Nursery in Woodinville on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. He will also be a guest on the "Gardening With Ciscoe" radio show on KIRO-FM (97.3), 12-1 p.m.

Volume #45 , Issue #24 | Published by: University Communications

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