Monday, October 28, 2019 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Were/are you a first-generation college student?

In preparation for the upcoming national First-Generation College Celebration on November 8, Multi-Ethnic Programs is gathering stories and information from SPU faculty and staff who share this experience. Are you the first in your family to attend a four-year university? If being a first-generation college student was/is part of your journey — and you have wisdom to share with our current first-gen students — please complete this short First Generation Faculty and Staff Survey by 5 p.m. on November 1.

Staff Council
Updated: Staff Council’s Fall Forum on Oct. 31

Staff Council's fall forum on Thursday, October 31, in Otto Miller Hall 127, 12–1:15 p.m. will be led by Carla Orlando, vocational discernment counselor in the Center for Career and Calling. The forum will echo Faculty Retreat’s spiritual formation theme and be an opportunity to reflect on faith-deepening spiritual practices for personal and community growth. Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Veterans Day Observance

The annual Veterans Day Observance will be Tuesday, November 12, at 12 p.m. in Tiffany Loop by the flagpole. A reception will follow in the SUB Gazebo Room. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members.

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October 31: News & Nachos

Join the History Department for this week’s “News & Nachos” event, Thursday, October 31, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. in Weter 202Hyeyoung Woo, visiting speaker from Portland State University, will discuss “Women (and men) in Family Formation in South Korea: Current Issues and Implications.” This event is co-sponsored with Asian Studies. Chips, salsa, and cheese dip will be served.

Center for Career and Calling
Center for Career and Calling walk-in hours

The Center for Career and Calling has changed its walk-in hours to 12–2 p.m., Monday–Friday. If students need to complete a résumé assignment by visiting the center, please let them know in advance. They will be happy to see them but want to ensure they have enough staff available.

Blood Drive
Blood drive November 7-8

Bloodworks Northwest will host a blood drive on campus November 7-8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. near the entrance of Tiffany Loop. Schedule an appointment online.

School of Business, Government, and Economics
New Shareholders from SBGE

The October Shareholders e-newsletter from the School of Business, Government, and Economics focuses on our global outreach and influence. As SBGE Dean Ross Stewart wrote, “We believe it’s important that all of our students are prepared to engage God’s world with humility, justice, and love.”

Camp Casey
Camp Casey Faculty/Staff House requests due October 31

Winter/Spring reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are January 6 through June 15, 2020. Reservation requests are due by October 31, 2019. These requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. Visit this online reservation system to request a reservation. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or

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October 29: Free chiropractic stress scan/evaluation

SPU Athletics, in partnership with Shepherd Family Chiropractic, is offering all faculty and staff members a FREE stress scan event on Tuesday, October 29, 1–2:30 p.m., in Royal Brougham’s Falcon Club. No appointment needed; just drop in. Coffee and cookies will be provided. A 10-minute scan will measure muscle tension and identify where you are holding your stress. Scans are non-invasive, painless, and informative. Dr. Shepherd will pinpoint areas of imbalance and provide the proper course of action. Visit the Shepherd Family Chiropractic online for more information. Questions about the event can be directed to Stefanie at

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November 8: First-generation college student celebration

The national First-Generation College Celebration is Friday, November 8, and SPU is hosting a drop-in reception for our first-gen students, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., in the SUB’s Gazebo Room. The reception will feature celebratory food and beverages, first-gen swag, raffle, photo booth, and a wall with photos/words of encouragement from first-gen SPU faculty and staff. Other departments across campus will participate in celebrating first-gen students by hosting drop-in activities. Participating offices will be marked with maroon balloons. Join us in recognizing, honoring, supporting, and celebrating the immense contribution that first-generation college students have on the SPU community.

Be Prepared
November 9: Queen Anne Urban Survival Skills Fair

The Department of Neighborhoods and Queen Anne community volunteers will host a free Urban Survival Skills Fair at the Queen Anne Community Center, Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to this event. This emergency preparedness event will have several educational tables addressing a variety of topics, including amateur radio, camping hacks, emergency toilets, first aid, food, and much more. The education tables will be staffed by neighborhood volunteers, as well as professionals from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, Stop the Bleed trainers, and various members of the community Emergency Hubs. This event is being presented by the Queen Anne Block Watch Captains Network and the Emergency Hub Captains, with support from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, Queen Anne Community Center, Queen Anne Community Council, Magnolia Community Council, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, several community businesses and many community volunteers.

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November 12: Fac/staff Appreciation Night @ Men’s Basketball

A message from Athletics: Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, November 12, enjoy a pre-game reception with your fellow coworkers and meet some of our head coaches and student-athletes in the Falcon Club in Brougham Pavilion before watching the men’s basketball team take on Stanislaus State at 3:30 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to watch our incredible athletes in action while still making your bus or carpool on time. Reception starts at 2:45 p.m. and light snacks and beverages will be provided. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, contact Stefanie Kosco, fan engagement and corporate sponsorship manager, at

Sacred Sounds of Christmas
Celebrating 20 Years! Tickets on Sale Now for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Featuring the best of sacred Advent music and Christmas carols from around the world, performed by the Music Department’s nationally recognized student and faculty musicians, the 20th annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas will be held in downtown Seattle’s majestic Benaroya Hall on Sunday, November 24, at 7 p.m. This concert always sells out, so purchase your tickets soon.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday) 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, October 31. The Bulletin will be published on Monday, November 4.

Faculty & Staff News

Bruce Baker
Baker on panel and presents paper

Bruce Baker, associate professor of business ethics, spoke on a plenary panel and presented a paper titled, “A New Catechism for the Digital Age,” at the national conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians in Chicago.

Matthew Benton
Benton's paper published

A paper by Matthew Benton, assistant professor of philosophy, titled “Epistemological Aspects of Hope,” was published in the edited volume of The Moral Psychology of Hope, Rowman & Littlefield, November 2019. It examines how epistemological notions of knowledge and probability affect the rationality of hope and hopefulness, and explores the epistemology behind when one should, if ever, stop hoping for outcomes that have failed one many times in the past.

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Walter presents paper, another published

Alissa Walter, assistant professor of history, recently presented a paper at the conference, Iraq: Past, Present, and Future, at Stanford University. She also had a peer-reviewed article titled, “Sex Crimes and Punishments in Baghdad,” published by the Project on Middle East Political Science in a special issue on Religion, Violence, and the State in Iraq.

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Kim's article published

An article by Paul Youngbin Kim, associate professor of psychology, was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, The Counseling Psychologist. The article is titled “Stigma, loss of face and help-seeking attitudes among South Korean college students.” Paul would like to acknowledge his co-author, KyuJin Yon, associate professor of psychology, at Sogang University in South Korea.

Bill Woodward
Woodward’s book on Washington National Guard published

Bill Woodward, professor emeritus of history, co-authored a new book, The Washington National Guard, about the history of this military branch. Wrote the publisher, Arcadia Press: “From Neah Bay to Asotin and from Spokane to Grays Harbor, citizen soldiers and airmen have served and sacrificed in both local communities and exotic places: Spokane and Luzon, Whidbey Island and Calexico, American Lake and Bordeaux, Mount St. Helens and Afghanistan. Their story is now brought vividly to life in these photographs and stories. It is offered not only for history buffs but also for the thousands of current and past National Guard members, families, friends, and neighbors touched by their service to state and nation.”

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Correction: Eide to sing at Carnegie Hall

Heather Eide, manager of transportation in Safety and Security, graduated from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, not Texas Woman’s University. Heather will perform with an international choir and symphony orchestra on Easter Sunday 2020 at the renowned Carnegie Hall. She and a 125-member choir will sing Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore,” with a large symphony orchestra. We apologize for the error.

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Welcome, Jazmyne Krienen

Please join the Office of Human Resources in welcoming Jazmyne Krienen, undergraduate academic counselor, Student Academic Services.

Alexander Hall
New staff appointment

The Office of Human Resources would like to congratulate Emma Beasley, Title IX and special investigations officer, in the Office of Safety and Security on her new appointment.


Annalee Oakes
Former Dean of the School of Health Sciences Annalee Oakes

Former Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Professor Emerita Annalee Oakes passed away on October 25. During her 27-year tenure at Seattle Pacific, Annalee was instrumental in developing the School of Health Sciences into one of the state’s premiere educational programs for nursing. As professor of nursing and interim dean in the later 1980s, she directed the master of science degree program in nursing leadership.

She was named Teacher of the Year in 1995 and Professor of the Year in 1983. She was a critical care registered nurse and fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She also played an important role at Harbor Medical Center as they embarked on becoming the region's leading trauma center. She taught the entire staff — from physicians to cleaning crew — how to best care for the critically ill or injured.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 2, at Aurora Community Church, 1900 N. 175th Street in Seattle. The family requests that memorial gifts be sent to the Rich/Oakes NW Nursing Faculty Development Endowment or The Oakes SPU School of Nursing Scholarship. Her obituary was published in The Seattle Times on October 27.

Volume #46 , Issue #36 | Published by: University Communications

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