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Creative Writing
Opportunities for Expressing Healing Through Art

To honor the victims of the June 5 tragedy, the Art Center is gathering artwork, photography, poetry, and verses of love and compassion to be compiled into books that will be given to the families of Paul, Sarah, Thomas, Jon, and Aaron. We invite the entire SPU community to join us and create a piece for one or all of the books of compassion and love in a session of art-making on Wednesday, June 11, 7-9 p.m. at the Art Center Gallery. There will be art supplies available if you want to create something at home for the books. Final printed submissions will be collected no later than 9 p.m. on June 11. Submissions should be 8 1/2 x 11. If you would like your work to go to all of the families, please submit a copy for each book. We are asking that artwork created for the books be surrounded with compassion and love. We reserve the right to edit if needed. This event is only for students, faculty, and staff. No media will be allowed in the Art Center during these sessions.

Music Theory Students Present Original Compositions

Students in the Music Theory VI class will perform original compositions as their final exam on Tuesday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This is a come-and-go-as-you-will concert, so stop by anytime. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Music Brian Chin at or 206-281-2928.

glassy baby
New Glassybaby Nursing Scholarship at SPU

Local company Glassybaby, maker of hand-blown colored glass votives and candleholders, has established a nursing scholarship at SPU. Until June 21, a portion of all purchases using the “spu” code at checkout will go to the scholarship. Also, there is a Glassybaby seconds sale on Saturday, June 21, (doors open at 8 a.m.) at the Madrona Hot Shop, located at 3406 East Union Street in Seattle. A popular bi-annual event, the seconds sale offers slightly imperfect Glassybaby candleholders at a deep discount. A portion of this sale will also benefit the new scholarship fund. Be sure to mention the “spu” code at the point of sale. Learn more about Glassybaby.


Senior Apparel Design and Merchandising Portfolio Exhibition

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will host the annual Senior Apparel Design and Merchandising Student Portfolio Exhibition on Thursday, June 12, 4-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The event is open to the public, and industry professionals representing Eddie Bauer, Nordstrom, The Gap, Union Bay, and others will also be in attendance. Refreshments and desserts will be served, and votes will be cast for the following awards: Most Polished, Best Brand, Most Likely to be Hired, and Most Corporate Potential.


Summer Hours for Gwinn Dining Hall

The summer hours for Gwinn Dining Hall will be posted online beginning Monday, June 16. The hours will be updated daily for the upcoming week. Please remember that dining hall hours are based on Conference Services clients and internal groups and are subject to change. Contact if you have any questions.

Do You Have a Summer Reading Recommendation?

SPU’s Response magazine is looking for summer reading recommendations from faculty and staff. As one of the magazine’s web stories, the editors would like to feature faculty and staff book picks to share with the broader SPU community. Send your suggestions, including a 100-word blurb about the book, to Response Managing Editor Hannah Notess at by June 11.

Students Present "The Fifth Phase"

The work of seniors in visual communications is on display at SPU’s Art Center Gallery until June 13. The exhibit, titled “The Fifth Phase,” features interactive design, motion graphics, web design, and illustration. The gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street near campus. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Check Out This Week’s Campus Dining Deals
Common Grounds/Academic Perks: For finals week, we are bringing back the Orangesicle Italian Soda! It comes in a venti size for the special price of $2.49

Falcon’s Grill: This week we’re offering a free 21-ounce fountain drink with any purchase of $5 or more. Come in and try one of our many savory dishes.

Subway: For the month of June, we are offering the tuna sandwich for $6 for a footlong; and the ham sandwich is $3 for a six-inch. In addition, our Cold Cut Combo footlong (salami, ham, bologna) is only $4.

C-Store: Buy two Mountain Dew Baja Blast sodas and you’ll be entered into a drawing on June 9 for a free Kindle.

Sandella’s: Stop by and try our delicious new burritos.

Einstein’s Bagels: Until the end of the school year, we are currently offering many $5 specials, including the Bagel Dog Duo; Pizza Bagel Trio; Chicken Buffalo Wrap; Santa Fe Egg Wrap with a medium coffee; and the Southwest Turkey Sausage Egg White with a medium coffee. If you’re craving a bagel with cream cheese and a medium coffee, that combo is only $3.99. Cool off with a Fruitfull ice cream bar, on special this week for 50 percent off. (But only at Falcon’s Landing, not C-Store.)

Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. 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 Bulletin will be published Monday, June 16. The next deadline is Thursday, June 12.

Faculty & Staff News

School of Education
“Send-Off” Reception for SOE Faculty, Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to a “Send-Off” reception for Tracy Williams, assistant professor of education; Richard Cleveland, accreditation assistant; and Bill Safstrom, director of field placements and school partnerships on Thursday, June 12, 10-11:20 a.m. in the Peterson Hall Conference room. Please stop by to wish them well. If you are unable to attend this farewell event, you can drop off cards or notes at the SOE Office.

Reed Davis
Davis’ Article Published

An article by Reed Davis, chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography, appears in the current issue of Modern Age. The article, “Up From Nihilism: Classical Realism and the Case Against a Darwinian Theory of International Relations,” argues that the classical realism of Aron, Niebuhr, and Morgenthau contains sufficient philosophical resources to counter the Darwinian naturalism emerging in some circles of international relations theory.

How Is It With Your Soul?
Levisons New Book

Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology, and Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, co-authored the 2014 Spiritual Growth Study for United Methodist Women, How Is It With Your Soul? The book, which will be used across the denomination, is also translated into Spanish and Korean.


McKenna Presents Research

Rob McKenna, associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology, and Deanna Haney, a 2014 doctoral graduate In I-O psychology, presented their research on calling titled “Exploring Calling: Events Shaping the Direction of a Person’s Life” at the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, Allison

The Office of Human Resource would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Allison Staples, coordinator in Student Financial Services.


Baby Adelia
Welcome, Adelia Grace Kim

“My wife, Becca, and I would like to introduce our baby girl, Adelia Grace Kim. She was born May 22 in our very own home. She was 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and 20 inches long. She currently sleeps a lot ― maybe better during the day then at night ― so she already fits the profile of a portion of the SPU student population.” Jim Kim, undergraduate senior academic counselor, Student Academic Services. Select the link for more photos of Adelia.


Volume #42 , Issue #23 | Published by: University Communications

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