Monday, October 1, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Ken Foreman Track Dedication Oct. 5

Former SPU Track and Field Coach Ken Foreman will be honored at Wallace Field at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5. Seattle Pacific is recognizing Dr. Foreman with the naming of the “Ken Foreman Track" at Wallace Field. Coach Forman will be at the ceremony and will speak during the dedication.

Apply for Parking Online

Faculty and staff can now apply for parking online. To update your vehicle information, apply for parking, or review your parking status, log into the Banner Information System and enter the “Parking Information and Application" menu. If you have any questions about parking or this system, contact Rebecca Taylor, parking and transportation coordinator, at 206- 281-2821 or

Falcon Home Games This Month

Men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's cross country teams face their opponents at home this month. Visit the Falcons online for game times and all the latest in Falcon sports. More

Rob Wall in Chapel Tuesday

Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, will speak in chapel on Tuesday, October 2, at 9:30 a.m. His topic is “Scripture and Jesus."

SBE Welcomes CBFA

The Christian Business Faculty Association will hold their annual conference at SPU, October 4-6. The theme for this year's conference is "Business Serving the World." More than 200 business faculty members from across the country will be on campus. More

Registration Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 5. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Student-Employee Training Sessions

The offices of Student Payroll and Student Employment will offer student-employee training sessions this week. The sessions will cover the basics of on-campus employment, including the do's and don'ts f on-campus employment and important payroll processes. Please encourage your student employees, especially new employees, to attend one of the following sessions: Tuesday, October 2, 2-3 p.m. in Peterson 303; Wednesday, October 3, 11-12 p.m. in Bertona 3; Wednesday, October 3, 2-3 p.m. in Peterson 303.

Blood Drive Oct. 5

The Puget Sound “Bloodmobile" will be parked on Third Avenue (by Tiffany Loop) on Friday, October 5, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. (closed 2:15-3 p.m. for lunch break). For more information, contact Tamera Kennedy in Student Programs at 206-281-2689 or

Weight Watchers Group Starts Oct. 9

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus October 9 and runs through December 11. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. for an hour in Martson-Watson Classroom 5 and 6. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of residence life, at 206-286-7169 or

Roadtrip Nation: The Big Green RV On-Campus Oct. 3

Encourage students to stop by the big, green RV on campus on Wednesday, October 3, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The RV will be parked in the Marston Streetscape, There will be an information session titled "Finding Your Road," from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m, in Demaray Hall 150. Launching from New York City, three teams of Road Trip Nation (RTN) “roadies" will visit 40 college campuses across the United States this fall. RTN has spent the last five years helping people answer the question "So what are you going to do with your life?" It's the question that everyone dreads as they head toward adulthood. Started by friends who hit the road after graduation to interview leaders who had defined their own paths, it has evolved into the annual PBS documentary series. For more information, visit or contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485.

Submit Requests for a Spring Weekend at Camp Casey

Regular full-time SPU faculty and staff are invited to submit an application by October 31 to stay at the Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The beach property, once a part of the “Fort Casey" coastal military fortress, is available for your personal vacation use for a booking fee of $35. You may stay for a weekend or up to five nights. The Victorian house sleeps 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach, and other amenities at Camp Casey. Requests will be accepted in October for stays between February 1 and June 15, 2008. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by November 30. If you have questions, email Casey Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at or call toll-free to 866 661-6604. To see photos, please visit the Camp Casey website at All requests are to be submitted online. More

Tools for Planning Your Estate

Faculty and staff are invited to a free seminar presented by the Seattle Pacific Foundation and estate planning attorney Nancy Cahill of Holman Cahill Garrett Ives & Oliver, on Thursday, October 4, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Box lunches and beverages will be provided. Come take advantage of this opportunity to learn what you need to know about wills and trusts, community and separate property, gift and estate taxes, charitable estate planning and more. To reserve your spot, contact Seattle Pacific Foundation administrative assistant Kendra Dye at 206-281-2702 or

What' New on iTunes: Eaton, Flow, and Ruthruff

Recent Features
Homecoming Chapel: 2005, “God Is Not Blind." 2005 SPU Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg shares a humorous story of her automobile breaking down on the road and the unexpected help she received. She reminds us that God is always in charge, providing for our every need. February 3, 2005. (25:46)

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent in Our Work. SPU alumnus and lawyer Chi-Dooh “Skip" Li calls us to actively use our minds to break free from the surrounding culture, using the film “Shawshank Redemption" to illustrate his point. April 12, 2005. (23:03)

SPU Classics
Healing: Who? How Much? How Far? And When? Goodwill Rehabilitation Counselor and Chaplain Roy Murdock charges us to make spiritual healing a primary concern when it comes to personal wholeness. October 29, 1973. (29:47)

Visit the iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations. More

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

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) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window. (Home soccer games at Interbay Stadium are not included in this free offer.)

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Lenny. This is a picture of him from early July, the day he was brought home by my roommate, Amber. He's very cuddly, but now that he's older he is more mischievous — this morning I found my toothbrush in the living room (and decided it was time for a new one)." Maryann Shaw, periodicals technician, SPU Library. Select the link for a larger photo of Lenny. More

Send Us Some Pet Photos

Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Falcon Home Games This Month

Men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's cross country teams face their opponents at home this month. Visit the Falcons online for game times and all the latest in Falcon sports. More

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the main SPU webpage. This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Publication Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursday. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, October 4. The next publication date is Monday, October 8.


Lincoln is New Uni-Com Manager

The Office of Student Programs is pleased to introduce Cynthia Lincoln as the Student Union Building and Uni-Com manager. Cynthia is a senior at SPU this year. Uni-Com, located on the first floor of the SUB, is a campus information and service desk, as well as a main switchboard for SPU. Cynthia and her staff provide a valuable service to SPU, including welcoming visitors, assisting students, managing space and staff for the SUB and collegium, and scheduling vendors on campus. Cynthia can be reached by calling 206-281-2004 or emailing

Ediger Leads Workshop for Teachers

On September 20, Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography Ruth Ediger traveled to Ellensburg to lead a Federal Department of Education-funded workshop for fifth-grade teachers titled “European Explorers of North America." The grant that funds this series of workshops is titled “Teaching Our Past for the Future," and is directed by Thomas Christian of the Thorp School District.

Himma Elected to INSIET Board

Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma was elected to the board of directors for the International Society of Ethics and Information Technology (INSIET).

Ferreiro Publishes New Works

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro has published the following works: "Simon Peter and Simon Magus and his Dog in Astudillo, Palencia (Spain)," in Warszawskie Studia Teologiczne 20/2 (2007) 63-80, 10 illustrations. (Special issue Miscellanea Patristica in honor of Father Marek Starowieyski on his 70th birthday); and "St. Pope Gregory the Great," in Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. Scarecrow Press, 2007, pp. 839-840. He also signed a contract with E.J. Brill to produce triannual supplemental bibliographies on the Visigoths in Gaul and Iberia, beginning with 2004 up to 2012.

Welcome, New Staff

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees to SPU. Contact information can be found in the SPU White Pages.
Leisha Bonine, assistant women's basketball coach in Athletics
Megan Hamshar, graduate program manager in the School of Education


Sequeira Interviewed on KIRO Radio

Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Science Debra Sequeira was interviewed on KIRO radio (710 AM) about the ability of airport security personnel to “read" a person's facial and body language when going through security. The interview ran on September 20.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the website or call 206-281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant, Noyce Scholarship Grant, Physics
Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Graphic Designer/Fundraising, University Communications
Housekeeper/Custodian (temporary), Camp Casey Conference Center
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Program Coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the website or stop by the Human Resources office. You can also call Employment Manager Kathleen Abbott at 206-281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

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