Emeriti Faculty

SPU emeriti faculty

The Seattle Pacific University Emeriti Faculty is an organization of SPU faculty and administration whom the University has honored for meritorious service.

The vision of the Emeriti Faculty is to work toward a world in which people are whole, and love and justice reign.

The mission of Emeriti Faculty is to continue collegial fellowship among members, actively supporting the ongoing mission of the University, and continuing participation in the intellectual and spiritual life of the Christian higher education community. In doing so, recognizing that this enhances the spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being of its members.

New Emeriti Faculty

In 2018, five faculty members ended distinguished careers with decades of service:

  • Assistant Professor of Choral Music, David W. Anderson, MM
  • Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Kathryn M. Bartholomew, PhD
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Douglas A. Downing, PhD
  • Professor of History, Donald C. Holsinger, PhD
  • Executive in Residence, James F. Rand, PhD

Emeriti Faculty Events 2017-18

 Opening Communion/State of the University Address
 Wednesday, September 20, 2017
 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 Opening Academic Chapel
 Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 Day of Common Learning
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Royal Brougham Pavilion; various locations 
 Speaker: Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah
 Emeriti Luncheon
 *Hosted by the President
 Friday, October 27, 2017
 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
 The Hatmaker's Wife Matinee Performance
 Saturdays, November 11 and November 18, 2017
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 Marston Lecture
 Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Owen Ewald, Classics
 Demaray Hall 150
 Hosted by The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
 Jane Eyre Matinee Performance
 Saturdays, February 3 and February 10, 2018
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 Emeriti Outing - Falcons Basketball Game
 Saturday, February 24, 2018
 Royal Brougham Pavilion
 Come cheer on the Falcons! Free tickets for Emeriti and a guest. 
 Women vs. Concordia Portland (5:15 p.m.) 
 Men vs. Northwest Nazarene (7:30 p.m.)
 Refreshments in Hendricks Falcon Club at halftime. 
 RSVP to Ruby Englund (renglund@spu.edu) by Feb. 12
 Emeriti Tea
 *Hosted by the Provost
 Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
 Queen Anne Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
 Weter Lecture
 Tuesday, April 12, 2018
 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 Lecturer: Dr. Brian Bantum, Theology
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Walls Lecture
 Wednesday, May 2, 2018
 7:00 p.m.
 First Free Methodist Church
 Retirement Dinner
 Thursday, May 3, 2018
 6:30 p.m.
 Upper Gwinn Commons
 Love's Labours Lost Matinee Performance
 Saturdays, April 21 and April 28, 2018
 2:00 p.m.
 McKinley Theatre
 *2 Free Tickets for Emeriti - Call 206-281-2959 to reserve
 Ivy Cutting
 Friday, June 8, 2018
 9:30 a.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 Graduate Commencement 
 Friday, June 8, 2018
 2:00 p.m.
 Tiffany Loop
 Undergraduate Commencement
 Saturday, June 9, 2018
 1:00 p.m.
 Key Arena

Emeriti Faculty Contacts

    George Scranton
  Emeriti Faculty President 
 Evette Hackman   Evette Hackman 
  Emeri-Times Editor
 Marilyn Severson

  Marilyn Severson 
  Prayers, Cares, and Concerns Coordinator

Emeriti Faculty Benefits

Privileges for emeriti faculty are as follows:

  • Use of SPU library and library privileges.
  • A mail address, email account, bookstore discount, and dining privileges in Gwinn Commons at faculty rates (in order to gain the library check-out, bookstore, and dining privileges, emeriti need an ID card which can be obtained at SPU's University Services Office (3220 6th Ave. W.).
  • Conversion of Term Life insurance to Whole Life within 30-day period.
  • Continuation of benefits as provided by COBRA.
  • Listing in the University Catalog.
  • Entitlement to participate with the faculty in all University events (e.g., Commencement, Ivy Cutting, Baccalaureate, New Student Convocation).

Additional privileges not listed in the handbook:

  • Free admission to Falcon Athletics events for you and three guests in Royal Brougham Pavilion. (*Emeriti ID card needed)
  • Two free tickets to SPU’s matinee theatre performances.
  • Mid-week Faculty/Staff House reservation privileges at Camp Casey (holidays and summer months excluded).
  • A free campus parking pass provided by the President’s Office each fall.
  • Use of the Graduate/Faculty reading room in the library.
  • General discounts are also made available that may include computer hardware and cell phone plans. For updated information, please visit the Human Resources website.
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View past editions in the EmeriTimes Newsletter Archive.

Contact Evette Hackman (ehackman@spu.edu) with any questions.

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