Monday, October 22, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Students Planning to Meet With Faculty Advisors

Registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Tuesday, November 13. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 19. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Faculty, Staff Accounts With SFS

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if they are not a registered student. Charges for Advantage Points, meal blocks, parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, as well as any tuition charges, are posted to this account. When there is activity on the account, an email notification stating that an online account statement is available. Please be sure to make payment promptly to avoid account late fees on past-due balances. Additional information about faculty and staff accounts and payment options is available on the SFS website. More

Thalia Symphony in Concert Oct. 26

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, begins its 59th season on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes Beethoven, Brahms, and “The Polovetsian Dances" from Russian composer Alexander Borodin's opera “Prince Igor." General admission is $15, and $10 for students and seniors. Call the Thalia Symphony Box Office for tickets at 206-281-2048.

Worship Workshop-Native Expressions of Christian Worship

Discover the influence of music, dance, and art forms for the church today at the “Native Expressions of Christian Worship" workshop on Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The SPU campus community is invited to attend the 9:30 a.m. forum with Richard Twiss from Wiconi International, and the 1 p.m. worship service with Jerry Chapman, drumspeaker for the Nations. Both events will be held in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. This event is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required if you plan on attending the full workshop. For more information, contact the Office of University Ministries by email, or by calling 206-281-2966.

Student Financial Services Closed Oct. 26

Student Financial Services will be closed Friday, October 26, while the SFS staff holds their annual all-day office-planning retreat. Regular office hours will resume Monday, October 29.

Informational Meeting on Next Social Venture Plan Competition

Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the 2008 Social Venture Plan Competition at an informational meeting on Monday, October 29, at 5:15 p.m. in Weter Hall, room 202. Encourage your students to attend this meeting as well. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the competition, hear directly from students who participated and won last year, and learn how the School of Business and Economics supports the competition. If you have questions, contact Donald Summers, clinical lecturer, at 206-281-2621.

A Conversation About Hope, Theology, and Art With Robert Deeble and Friends

Come join a conversation with working Seattle artists about the creative life and the agency of hope on Friday, October 26, at 7 p.m., at the Art Center Gallery. This event follows SPU's Day of Common Learning and the topic of “hope" on October 24. In a world that bears the wounds of despair, how does an artist step fully into a place of darkness and see into and through it? What is the role of an artist of faith, as observer and prophet? Musician Robert Deeble, visual artist Laura Lasworth, communications director of Agros International and musician Sean Dimond, and poet Jennifer Maier will offer reflections about their encounters with hope as artists, through their own and others' work. The evening will include readings and musical performances against the backdrop of the exhibition now on display in the gallery titled “Hope: Open/Closed," featuring pieces by area artists. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Professor of Art Laura Lasworth at 206-281-3441 or visit This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Respect Your Body Week, Oct. 29-Nov. 2

The urban culture of Seattle–including SPU–is powerfully influenced by mass media and advertising. Many students are held captive by an obsession with food and body. “Respect Your Body Week" exists to address this truth and encourage faculty, staff, and students to engage in a very complex issue in order to enhance the community and student's individual college experience. It's a time to learn, express, and be challenged about one's belief about beauty, the body, food, image, and other related issues. Some of the events include:

“Image of Advertising" – a media-education panel discussion about the affect of media on our society and its concept of what is acceptable
“Mind of an Eating Disorder" Exhibit in Weter Lounge, Wednesday, October 31
“Fearlessly You" art show in Weter Lounge, Thursday, November 1
“Men's and Women's Only" events, Thursday, November 1
“Body Fair," Friday, November 2
Free Salsa dancing lessons and dance, Friday, November 2, 7-9 p.m.

Learn more at the “Respect Your Body" week website. More

Fundraising Dinner for Agros International

SPU's Consumer and Family Sciences Department will co-sponsor a special fundraising dinner for Agros International, a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting Central American and Mexican farmers in purchasing their own land, and its founder and SPU alumnus Chi-Dooh “Skip" Li '66. The dinner will be held Saturday, November 3, 6-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Tickets are $50 per person (includes dinner). Reservations required. Contact Doug Haley at 206-528-1066 or

Flu Shots Available

Health Services is offering flu shots for faculty, staff, students, and dependents over the age of 15. The shots cost $28. The Health Services office can now bill your insurance provider if you bring your SPU employer insurance card. (They can provide a receipt to those without non-SPU employer insurance.) Flu shots will be available Tuesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday, October 26, 2-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, November 8, 12:30-2 p.m.; Friday, November 9, 1-2:30 p.m.; and Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.–noon. If these times do not work for you, call the Health Services office to make an appointment at 206-281-2231.

Emeriti Health Solutions, Fidelity and Aetna: Annual Information Sessions

On Thursday, October 25, Emeriti Health Solutions, Fidelity Investments, and Aetna Insurance representatives will be on campus. Representatives will present information about SPU's contributions to eligible employee's accounts, and how these contributions provide a health care retirement benefit. Please join us in the Library Seminar Room for one or more sessions. For those planning their retirement needs, sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. will address reasons you need to save for retiree health care, unique tax advantages of the Emeriti program, options available under the program, and how to enroll. For those approaching retirement in the next three to 10 years, the 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. sessions will address Emeriti insurance options, and Medicare and the Medicare Part D benefit. Although the meetings have been targeted to meet the needs of different audiences, you are invited to attend both. Questions may be directed to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

Investment and Savings Seminars

Whether you are just starting to save and need help evaluating your options and strategy, or you are nearing retirement and want to be sure you are on track with your savings, the seminars listed below are for you. Seminars will be presented by Fidelity Investments and will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. These informational seminars are designed to speak to those who may or may not have Fidelity investments. All employees are welcome. For further description of these seminars, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

“Getting Started in Your Workplace Savings Plan," October 23
“Achieving a Sound Retirement," November 1
“Finding the Right Investment Strategy," Tuesday, November 20
“Keeping Your Investment Strategy on Track," Tuesday, January 15

One-on-One Financial Consultations Continue

Upcoming financial consultations are a perfect opportunity to discuss your goals for savings, your current savings plan, or discuss a savings "tune-up." Fidelity will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on Tuesday, October 23, in the Human Resources conference room. Appointments must be scheduled online at . More one-on-one consultations with Fidelity will be held November 1 and November 20. All appointments must be made online. TIAA/CREF consultations on November 21 and January 16 are now full though you may enter your name on the waiting list by attempting to register for either course: . As soon as another TIAA/CREF one-on-one consultation is available, those on the waiting list will be contacted. Questions may be directed to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 25, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $17 and $20, and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or by visiting You can also buy tickets in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle during regular business hours.

“Hope" Art Show

The SPU art faculty is presenting a special exhibit titled “Hope: Open/Closed," in conjunction with SPU's Day of Common Learning. The diverse exhibit features photography, paintings, sculptures, and more. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street. The exhibit runs until October 26. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2079.

Camp Casey for Winter and Spring Retreats

Wouldn't it be great to bring your small group or your child's youth group to Camp Casey for a weekend? Close, affordable, and removed from urban distractions, Casey offers nicely heated buildings, meeting spaces, and lots of waterfront spaces to recreate. Call the Casey office toll free at 866-661-6604 to find out what is available this winter and spring. For more information and to see photos of Camp Casey, visit The Fort Casey Inn, located next the Camp Casey, is also a great place for smaller retreats for your family, church leaders, or nonprofit groups. The Fort Casey Inn has nine Victorian homes for two to 30 guests. More

Pet Photo Contest

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter a photo of your pet (or another animal photo you are proud to have taken) in an on-campus “Pet Photo Contest" sponsored by the student club AARF (Animals Are Really Fantastic). Photos will be on display in Weter Lounge October 29 and 30. Judging will start at 4 p.m. on October 29. The entry fee is $5 per photo (cash only please), and all proceeds will benefit Old Dog Haven in Arlington, a dog hospice and senior dog placement program. Drop off entry forms and the fee at the SUB UNI-COM desk or Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. The closing date for entries is October 26. The grand prize is a free pass for a year to the Seattle Aquarium, and special cash prizes will be awarded in other categories (such as “Pet Halloween" photos). Show your pet pride, encourage the students, and support a good cause! To learn more about Old Dog Haven, visit the website. More

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 866-661-6604. To see photos, visit All requests are to be submitted online. More

What's New on iTunes U: Wall, University Ministries, and L'Engle

Recent Features
Scripture and Experience. Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall teaches from Acts 15, encouraging listeners to discern God's will by connecting personal experience and the Biblical text. October 9, 2007. (32:36)

Moltmann Moments: Hope (Part 1 of 3). University Ministries provides an introduction to the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, keynote speaker at the 2007 Day of Common Learning. (3:41)

SPU Classics
The Answer Is 42. The late Madeleine L'Engle, writer of children's classics, challenges Christians to be willing to learn and allow God to continually shape their understanding of him and his creation. April 25, 1983. (15:45)

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

Office of University Communications Closed Nov, 1

The Office of University Communications will be closed Thursday, November 1, for an off-campus planning meeting. In case of an emergency, call News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at 206-963-9779. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause any delays. Please call your communications specialist or Julia at 206-281-2051 if you have questions or concerns prior to November 1.

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is my cat, Nero. He lives in Costa Rica with my family. He is a very nice cat, and is the best friend of my dog, Zucchero." Emilie Daniel, adjunct faculty member (French) in Foreign Languages and Literature. 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 and women's volleyball 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 25. The next publication date is Monday, October 29.


Ferreiro Appointed to Board of G.K. Chesterton Society

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the G.K. Chesterton Society of Seattle, and will also act as the campus faculty representative. The society hosts guest speakers from the broadest range of academic backgrounds who address many of the most pressing issues of our day from a distinctly Catholic-Christian perspective. All of the talks take place at SPU, with time for questions and answers, and refreshments. All are invited. Postings will be sent out periodically about upcoming speakers.

Overstreet at Seattle Public Library, Accepting Award at L.A. Film Festival

University Communication Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet will speak about the legacy of fantasy storytelling by writers such as Madeleine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien at the Fremont branch of the Seattle Public Library on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. He will also read a chapter from his new novel Auralia's Colors, which was recently honored by independent booksellers as a “BookSense Notable" selection. He will answer questions, sign books, and give a few hints about where the characters are headed in the three upcoming volumes that complete the series. (Auralia's Colors is available in the SPU bookstore.) On Friday, October 26, Jeffrey will be in Los Angeles to receive the annual Spiritus Award at the City of Angels Film Festival. He receives this honor for his writing about movies at, Christianity Today, Response, and in his book Through a Screen Darkly.

Ward Provides Assessment Workshop for Oregon, Washington Institutions

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, presented a workshop on outcomes assessment at Clackamas Community College in Oregon on October 16. The workshop provided 60 enrollment managers from 17 institutions with an overview of basic assessment principles and methodologies, along with an opportunity for colleges to develop their own unit assessment plan. This workshop was sponsored by the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers (PACRAO), Oregon ACRAO, and The Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Hedden, Stetz, and Webb Poster Wins First Place at WSPA

The Department of Clinical Psychology is delighted to announce an SPU submission won first place at the Washington state Psychological Association October meeting in Tacoma. The poster, "Christian Bestsellers: Portrayal of Mental Illness," was authored by clinical psychology doctoral student Kristen Hedden, Professor of Nursing Kathleen Stetz, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Marcia Webb. This is the second year in a row that an SPU-authored poster has received this honor. Congratulations!

Edwards Presents on Leadership Panel

Scott Edwards, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy, presented in Long Beach, California, on October 11 as an invited panelist during the leadership training of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy' annual conference. As one of three panelists, Edwards presented on the use of visioning with volunteer leaders in building and fostering inspiration for the mission of the organization. Edwards is currently serving as president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, his 12th concurrent year in an elected divisional leadership position in Alabama, Virginia, Oregon, and Washington.

Faculty Advisor Needed for Habitat for Humanity Club

A faculty advisor is needed for a Habitat for Humanity Club on campus. If you are interested, contact Jennifer Bostrom at

Welcome, Nathan

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Nathan Comes as the new assistant gymnastics coach and instructor of the Falcon Gymnastics Center.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
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

Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Associate Director/Director, Center for Integrity in Business, School of Business and Economics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Graphic Designer/Fundraising, University Communications
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Multi-Skilled Trades (temporary), Casey Conference Center
Professional Education Operations Coordinator, Center for Professional Education
Program Coordinator (.5), School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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