Monday, June 5, 2023 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Deana Porterfield
Roberts Wesleyan commissioning service for Dr. Porterfield

Roberts Wesleyan and Northeastern Seminary will hold a service of worship and commissioning for Dr. Deana Porterfield on Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m. EDT. They have invited the SPU community to join virtually via this livestream link.

Human Resources
Human Resources asks: Did you know?

A message from Human Resources: Did you know that the compensation you receive for jury duty needs to be turned over to the SPU Payroll Office? Or that jury duty is not entered on your leave report? Find out more about jury duty leave on the Human Resources wiki.

Tuesday, June 6: Interior Design Portfolio Senior Exhibit

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences invites faculty and staff to the Interior Design Senior Exhibit on Tuesday, June 6, 4:30‒7 p.m. in Emerson Hall lobby. The exhibit is the culmination of senior interior design students’ portfolios.

Through Friday, June 9: Visual Communication Senior Exhibit

The SPU Art Center is pleased to present the 2023 Visual Communication exhibition “Complementary: a visual demonstration how different experiences, cultures, and styles come together to create something bold, vivid, and beautiful" at SPAC Gallery in the Seattle Pacific Art Center through June 9.

Students will exhibit examples of their work throughout their time here at SPU exploring various disciplines in design to include graphic, visual, web, brand, motion, environmental, information, experience, human-centered and UI/UX. Follow their Instagram and senior show website, Complementary.

The Spiritual Care room on SPU's campus
For faculty and staff: Spiritual Care Room, pizza and prayer lunch, and more resources

Here are some spiritual care resources for faculty and staff from Campus Ministries: 

Staff and Faculty Pizza and Prayer
Thursday, June 8, 12–1 p.m.
Spiritual Care Room, SUB 110

Join us for a time of pizza, salad, and prayer. We just want to be in community, share a meal, fellowship, and spend a little time in prayer together. Feel free to come and go as you are able on Thursday, June 8, 12–1 p.m.

Drop in Spiritual Direction Sessions

Spiritual Direction is a space where we invite a friend to join us in listening for the voice of God, helping us to see, hear, and notice His movements and voice that we otherwise might have missed. In a culture with so much busyness and background noise, a spiritual director helps us to dial in to the one voice that we’ve been longing for: The Holy Spirit.

Both Pastor Jen Manglos and Mike Labrum, spiritual formation coordinator in UMin, are trained spiritual directors that are available for drop-in sessions to process anything on your heart or mind that you’d like to talk about. No previous experience required. Email Jen or Mike using the contact information below for an available time to drop in.

Jen Manglos – (visit for more information)

Mike Labrum – for more information)

Spiritual Care Room SUB 110
Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

We have converted room 110A on the ground floor of the SUB into a Spiritual Care Room. This is a reflective space where you can pull away to catch your breath for a moment. Inside you will find warm and comfortable seating and coffee, tea, and food. There will also be spiritual resources such as self-guided prayer practices, Lectio Divina, and other interactive stations handcrafted to care for you.

Spiritual rhythm: We invite you to join us in the spiritual rhythm of “Prayer Labyrinth.”

Grounding exercise: Stress and anxiety are often some of the biggest obstacles we face when it comes to important moments in our lives. Grounding techniques can help to ease our hearts and mind to help us navigate stressful moments. Walk through this practice to help turn volume down on the anxiety in your life.

Online Spiritual Care Resources
If you are unable to make it over to our Spiritual Care Room (SUB 110), we have posted all of our faculty and staff spiritual care resources online, which can be found here.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline. Summer schedule begins June 12.

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday). The next deadline is Thursday, June 8, and the next issue will be published Monday, June 12. The Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer being June 12, and the following issue will be published June 26.

If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible with an image or graphic to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity.

Faculty & Staff News

rob wall
Wall's lecture published

Rob Wall’s final Walls Lecture presented in November 2021 has now been published in expanded form for your reading enjoyment as “’For it Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and to Us: A Wesleyan Pneumatology of Scripture” in the Wesleyan Theological Journal 58 (2023) 54-75. Your time and interest permitting, Rob is always ready and willing to engage in conversations about this article’s argument and notes with any colleague. He still can be found in retirement at Rob is Paul T. Walls Professor Emeritus of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies.

Drawn Out Puns

Nate Hoover
Pretty big letdown

Nate Hoover, program coordinator in the MFA-Creative Writing Program, explains his monthly cartoon: Some puns are hidden in tales and phrases so familiar we may not notice them at first. But even when we do, they will likely just let us down. Check out more of my cartoons on Instagram @hoovernathaniel.


Volume #50 , Issue #22 | Published by: University Communications

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