Monday, December 15, 2014 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Bring the Family and Cheer on the Falcons

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children up to a maximum of four tickets) to all regular-season home events in Brougham Pavilion.

For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website.

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Men's basketball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Men's basketball vs Saint Martin's, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.


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Attention Undergraduate Catalog Editors

If you need to make changes to your section of the Undergraduate Catalog but are nervous about making them on your own, join members of the University Communications Web Team on Thursday, December 18, 12-1 p.m. in Lower Weter Hall for a special brownbag Q&A just for catalog editors. Bring your lunch, your catalog changes, and your laptop if you have one, and we’ll supply the help and cookies. If you plan to come, contact Kathy Henning in University Communications at or 206-281-2329.

Student Academic Services
SAS Academic Counseling Team Available for Students

The Academic Counseling Team in Student Academic Services will be available for drop-in questions in the lobby of Demaray Hall during the first week of Winter Quarter. These brief appointments are intended for students with Winter Quarter scheduling issues or who are on academic probation. The question table will be open during the following hours:

Monday, January 5: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, January 7: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, January 8: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday January 9: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Faculty Invited on Campus Tours

The Undergraduate Admissions Office invites faculty to join them on a weekly campus tour. It’s a great opportunity to engage with current and prospective students while taking an hour to reflect upon and share the beauty of our campus. If you are interested, join us for any weekday tour. As a reminder, tours depart Demaray Hall at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day except for Tuesday, when tours depart at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you have questions, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-281-2563.

Story Ideas Needed for Next Response Magazine

The next issue of SPU’s Response magazine will address “the promise and perils of power,” following this year’s Day of Common Learning. Do you have story ideas about faculty, staff, students, or alumni that relate to this theme? Please send them to

SPU’s Outdoor Spaces Can Be Reserved Through Room Finder

If you are planning an event in Martin Square, Tiffany Loop, Fifth Avenue streetscape, SUB lawn, or other outdoor space on campus, reserve it through SPU Room Finder. Submitting an event through Room Finder allows you to book space and send the information to the SPU Master Calendar (if appropriate) at the same time. All events held on-campus can now be entered through Room Finder, and all SPU-sponsored events not on campus can be posted directly through the SPU Master Calendar by selecting “Submit an Event.”


Faculty Interviewers Needed in February

A message from Undergraduate Admissions: “At the SPU Scholars Competition on February 9 and 20 in Upper Gwinn, we invite about 100 of the top applicants to campus to compete for five full-tuition scholarships. Faculty interviews are an integral part of the competition process, and we hope to have faculty participation from each discipline. This will be a chance for faculty to interact with our strongest applicants, as well be a time for the prospective student to learn more about his or her major of interest. It is an exciting opportunity, as many students fly in from around the world for this prestigious event. We are in need of faculty who are willing to commit up to three, half-hour interviews with the students between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on one or both of the competition dates. Faculty interviewers will be given questions to follow and a score sheet to rate the applicant. If you are interested, please email your availability to Visit and Events Coordinator Amanda McGovern at”

Campus Dining Services Holiday Schedule

The Gwinn Commons building will be closed December 11-January 3 to install a new kitchen floor. View the complete Campus Dining Services Holiday schedule online.


Resident Advisor Nominations Needed by January 9, 2015

The Resident Advisor (RA) selection process for 2015-16 is coming up fast and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. If you know students who rise above — leaders among leaders — we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Lynn Ernsting in the Office of Residence Life at no later than January 9, 2015. Thank you in advance for your support!

Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Next Issue Is Monday, January 5

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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Friday, January 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 5. 

Faculty & Staff News

Dearborn’s New Book

A new book by Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn titled Drinking from the Wells of New Creation: The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation is now available. Kerry says, "The book describes the Holy Spirit's transformation of our imaginations to empower us to share in God's kingdom work of reconciliation and justice." Learn more about the book and read the endorsements.


Bruce Baker
Baker’s Article Featured

The Oikonomia newsletter for December features Assistant Professor of Business Ethics Bruce Baker’s article, “The Story of Markets and Morals.” The article discusses the need for transcendence in narratives framing the morality of financial markets. The Oikonomia Network is a learning community of theological educators and evangelical seminaries.


Thomas Alsbury
Alsbury’s Chapter Published

An article by Thomas Alsbury, professor of educational administration and supervision, was recently published in Handbook of Education Politics and Policy (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. The article was titled “Hitting a Moving Target: How Politics Determines the Changing Roles of Superintendents and School Boards,” [pp. 37-61]. The SPU Library has an electronic copy of the book.


From the Archives

SPC Campus in Winter, 1947

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier. “The SPC campus lies under a light dusting of snow in this photograph from 1947. The photo was taken looking south across what is now Tiffany Loop. The buildings, from right to left are Alexander Hall, the Old Music Building (razed in 1959), McKinley Hall, and the President’s House, which stands where Crawford Music Building is today. Crawford was completed in 1960, 13 years after this photo was taken. Parking was allowed in the Tiffany Loop until the early 2000s.”


Volume #42 , Issue #43 | Published by: University Communications

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