Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Update: New location for Roads to Reconciliation event on November 15

Join the SPU Music Department, community leaders, and local arts organizations for dialogue and artistic presentations exploring reconciliation within the African, African American, Latin American, and Caribbean communities. Participants will engage in stories around liberty, reconciliation, hope, love, and faith through music, spoken word, dance, visual, and dramatic arts.The event is inspired by Associate Professor of Reconciliation Brenda Salter McNeil’s book Roadmap to Reconciliation.

Roads to Reconciliation
Thursday, November 15 | 6–9 p.m.

New location: First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus.

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Camp Casey Photo Contest

From Robyn Myers, manager of conference services for Camp Casey: Remember celebrating with family or friends at Camp Casey? Have an image that might generate some nostalgia? Submit it to our photo contest and you could win a two-night stay at the Fort Casey Inn. Photos must be submitted by November 26 and voting will end on December 3. Photos receiving the most votes wins.

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First-Generation College Student Celebration November 15

Are you the first in your family to attend a 4-year university? If so, you’re a first generation college student. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to join Multi-Ethnic Programs in recognizing, honoring, supporting, and celebrating the immense contribution that first-generation college students have on the SPU community. Join us for a drop-in celebration of good food, fun photos, and celebratory activities at the Multi-Ethnic Programs office on Thursday November 15, 3:30–5 p.m.

Host an international student this Thanksgiving

A message from the Office of Global Engagement: For many international college students at SPU, November 22 will mark their first American Thanksgiving experience. As U.S. students return home to celebrate the holiday, many international students cannot do the same. The SPU Home for the Thanksgiving Holiday program is an opportunity for international students to enjoy a traditional holiday celebration with members of the SPU community.

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) is seeking faculty and staff host families to match with one or more international students this Thanksgiving Day. All you need to do is set one more place at your table. We will match you up with a student (or two if you want!). (Students may or may not need help with transportation.) This unique opportunity not only allows students to experience a major aspect of American culture, it is also a chance for them to connect with American culture beyond the classroom or residence halls. Last year, over 15 faculty and staff volunteered to host. Here are some of your colleague’s experiences from last year:

A student from China joined Professor Emerita Evette Hackman’s family for the Thanksgiving meal. Evette provided a unique experience for this international student from China who is pursuing a degree in nutrition as she was even included in meal preparations


Nursing faculty member Carol McFarland welcomed a pre-ded major from Ghana to her family Thanksgiving meal. With several family members practicing in the medical field, this international student not only received the gift of an American holiday meal but kind and gracious career mentoring.

Will you consider becoming an SPU Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving host? If so, contact Sharleen Kato, director of OGE, at skato@spu.edu.

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Change in Stationery Delivery Dates for November

Beginning with the November stationery deliveries, campus stationery orders will now be delivered on Mondays, not Fridays. If you are expecting a November delivery, you will receive your order on Monday, November 19.

Jingle Trail Run & Walk
Camp Casey inviting staff and faculty to support Jingle Trail Run

From Robyn Myers, manager of conference services for Camp Casey: The Jingle Trail Run is Saturday, December 1, at 10 a.m. at Camp Casey. We are a co-sponsor, and it would be fun to have faculty and staff participate. Lodging is available in Fort Casey Inn for Friday or Saturday nights at $115 per night. Visit jingletrailrun.com for more information. Coupeville Town Greening and the Christmas parade also happen on December 1 in the afternoon. Come visit! To reserve a room at Fort Casey Inn, visit fortcaseyinn.com.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every week during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, November 15. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, November 19.

Faculty & Staff News

Randy Beavers
Beavers' article published

Randy Beavers, assistant professor of finance, recently had his article published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal Corporate Board: Role, Duties, and Composition. The article was titled "What matters most in CEO compensation?" He thanks professors Margaret Brown, Peter Moe, and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development for making this work possible via the faculty summer writing retreat at Camp Casey.

Bill Woodward
Woodward speaks at MOHI on Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward gave a presentation at the Museum of History and Industry called the "Lost Peace" after World War I. He explained the failure to create a structure for preventing international rivalries from degenerating into another world war, despite President Woodrow Wilson’s grand vision for a new world order. Bill's talk was part of the Museum of History and Industry’s centennial commemoration of the end of the Great War. His ongoing outside speaking schedule also included a more extended presentation on the war and the peace to Garden Court Retirement Community in Everett on November 9, in which he added an analysis of how the U.S. at first stayed out of, and then dived into, the conflict in Europe. He also presented an illustrated talk on "Baseball in the Comics" to the Northwest chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research on November 3.

Stephen Newby
Cascade Youth Symphony Honors Stephen Newby on November 17

The Cascade Youth Symphony will honor Professor of Music Stephen Newby and his 25 years of performing gospel music in the Pacific Northwest during a special GospelFest Jubilee celebration on Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at Benaroya Hall. The concert will feature a 150-voice mass choir of some of the best gospel groups in the area, including the Seattle Pacific University Gospel Choir. Stephen will also conduct the “Afro-American Symphony” by William Grant Still. Tickets are available online.

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro begins speaker series

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, presented the talk "Belief in God" for RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell on October 28. This is one of five talks that he will give in a series, explored through four topics: comparative religions, the Creeds, the Liturgy, and private devotions.

Peter Moe
Moe's essay published

On November 6, Peter Moe, assistant professor of English and director of campus writing, had his essay "The Syllubus of St. Benedict" published in the online magazine, The Millions.

Bradley Murg
Murg's article published

A paper co-written by Brad Murg, assistant professor of political science and director of global development studies, titled “The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism: Confronting New Realities in Cambodia and the Greater Mekong Subregion," was published in the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific’s (CSCAP) edited volume, Regional Security Outlook 2019. CSCAP is Asia’s premier "track two" organization, providing analysis and policy recommendations to inter-governmental organizations across the region. The paper's co-author was Pou Sovachana.

SPU in the News

Zack Bent
Bent Q&A in City Arts magazine
A Q&A with Zack Bent, assistant professor of art, appeared in a recent issue of City Arts magazine. Zack answered questions about his recent exhibition of photos, films, and sculptures at Glass Box Gallery in downtown Seattle. Titled "In Memoria," his exhibition includes photos of his three sons in an area south of Cle Elum affected by forest fire in 2014.

Volume #45 , Issue #39 | Published by: University Communications

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