Job Opportunity

March 4th, 2020 § 0

Assistant Professor of English and Writing Jeffrey Overstreet shared this job announcement sent by a friend of his in the film industry, who’s looking for English majors to employ:

Hiring: Film and Television Reviewers

PIQUE is a new platform that helps viewers quickly find movies and TV shows that are worth watching. With our brief written recommendations and unique categories, Pique lets readers skip browsing channel guides and streaming services and get straight to watching something good. Here’s where you come in: We’re looking for savvy college student writers to contribute to our review library! The ideal Pique writer can craft a lean, three-paragraph review with style, accuracy, and meaning. You also will help curate the selection of films and shows. Earn $50 per review.

To apply, please email eric@pique.tv with your resume, two writing samples, and five movies or shows that you believe everyone should watch.

Ash Wednesday University Service

February 26th, 2020 § 0

Wednesday, February 26th
First Free Methodist Church
7:00 p.m.

Seattle Pacific’s University Ministries, in partnership with First Free Methodist Church, invites all members of the university community to join in worship on the evening of Ash Wednesday.

While not aligning with the academic calendar, the season of Lent bears importance in the rhythms of Seattle Pacific. In the hustling midst of one quarter coming to an end and another soon beginning, we nevertheless call upon ourselves to find time to reflect on how we can prepare for the renewal of Eastertide.

Seeking Justice Colloquium Series Speaker

February 18th, 2020 § 0

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00 p.m.
Demaray 150

The next speaker in the Seeking Justice Colloquium Series is Mitchell Jackson, author of Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

The event is co-sponsored by the Social Justice and Cultural Studies Major; English and Cultural Studies Department; Bioethics and Humanities Minor; Faculty Life Office; SPU School Counseling Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota; Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the SPU MFA program.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Gail DeBell Retiring as Study Abroad Director

February 5th, 2020 § 0

Gail DeBell, SPU’s Director of Study Abroad, is retiring this year. Many English and Cultural Studies majors know of Ms. DeBell’s tireless work fitting their desires to study abroad with programs that fulfill their needs. In many cases, the right fit has been with travel-study trips led by members of our own department. On one of these trips, to England in 2012, Ms. DeBell even accompanied the faculty leader and students.

A reception honoring Gail DeBell’s eleven-plus years of service in this role will take place on Tuesday, February 11th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in SPU’s Library Seminar Room. All members of the SPU community are invited to attend.

2020 Marston Lecture

February 1st, 2020 § 0

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
3:15 p. m.
Demaray Hall 150

Professor Owen Ewald, known to many English and Cultural Studies majors, will once again be delivering the annual C. May Marston Lecture. His topic this year is “World Domination and Universal History.”

In his lecture, Dr. Ewald will examine several ancient examples of attempts at writing a universal history–a single text that tries to cover all times and places. Professor Ewald’s claim will be that these attempts are often responses to their cultures’ efforts at world domination.

The lecture is free and open to the public.