Monday, November 5, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Rev. Earl Palmer in Chapel Nov. 6

University Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor Earl Palmer is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 6, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His topic is “Trusting God: The Teacher Makes a Difference."

Newby in Chapel Nov. 13

Director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship and Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 13. His topic is “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs." He will be joined by organist Les Martin and the Chapel worship team.

Veterans Day Event Nov. 8

The Student Union Board will host of panel of veterans for a special Veterans Day event on Thursday, November 8, at 3 p.m. in Weter Hall lounge.

SPU Closed for Veterans Day

SPU will be closed Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day.

Not For Sale Week, Nov. 5-9

The Office of Residence Life is partnering with the “Not For Sale" campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking and provide ways for the community to get involved in the fight against modern day slavery. Faculty, staff, students, campus clubs, and departments – including International Justice Mission, Acting on Aids, and University Ministries – have made the following events possible.

Monday, November 5
7-8 p.m., Justice Fair in Upper Gwinn
Local and campus organizations will provide resources and ways to get involved in social justice issues. Hosted by the International Justice Mission Club.
8-9:30 p.m. “Not For Sale" event in Upper Gwinn
The “Not For Sale" campaign is delivering a multimedia presentation that includes clips from the rockumentary film "Concert to End Slavery," live performances of redemption songs, film clips from the Roadside Attraction's film Trade, and David Batstone, author of Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade – And How We Can Fight It, teaching about strategic ways to fight human trafficking. Hosted by Residence Life.

Tuesday, November 6
1-2 p.m. Faith Learning Forum in Demaray Hall 150
Guest speaker: David Batstone, author of Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade – And How We Can Fight It. Hosted by University Ministries and Residence Life.

Thursday, November 8
1-2 p.m. Faith Learning Forum in Demaray Hall 261
Guest speaker: Bob Goff, founder of Restore International, an organization committed to “restoring justice to children and the poorest of the poor." Hosted by University Ministries and Residence Life.
8-10 p.m. Benefit concert in Weter Lounge
The band JUBILEE will perform, and a percentage of the proceeds will go to International Justice Mission. Hosted by Acting on Aids and International Justice Mission. To learn more about the “Not For Sale" campaign, visit the website. More

SPU Theatre Presents “The Loman Family Picnic"

SPU's Theater Department presents the classic comedy “The Loman Family Picnic," November 8-10 and 15-17, in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Written by Donald Margulies, the play alternates between fantasy and reality as a middle-class family searches for the American dream. Performances start at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 17. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office at 206-281-2959 for tickets.

Long-Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment, Nov 1 - Dec 14

Studies show that 40 percent of those receiving long-term care are working-age adults. Consider locking in a long-term care insurance policy and rate. If you were hired between 11/1/2006 and 10/31/2007, a guaranteed issue long-term care policy may be granted without completion of a medical questionnaire. Eligible employees must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. In addition, the spouse, adult children, siblings, parents, and grandparents (including in-laws) of employees who work the minimum hours and were hired before 11/1/2006 may also apply for insurance with completion of a medical questionnaire. If you would like to learn more about this voluntary benefit, join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, November 15, in the Library Seminar Room at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Light snacks will be provided.

Flu Shots Available This Week

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 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 at 206-281-2231 to make an appointment.

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.

“Finding the Right Investment Strategy," Tuesday, November 20
“Keeping Your Investment Strategy on Track," Tuesday, January 15

One-on-One Financial Consultations With TIAA/CREF, Fidelity

Upcoming financial consultations are a perfect opportunity to discuss your goals for savings, your current savings plan, or discuss a savings "tune-up." Consultations with a TIAA/CREF representative will be Wednesday, November 21, in the Human Resources conference room. Appointments must be scheduled at All appointments must be made online. In addition, upcoming one-on-one consultations with Fidelity Insurance will be Tuesday, November 20. To make an appointment with a Fidelity representative, go to Questions may be directed to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

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 of the Week

“Here is a picture of my dogs! Bronco is on the left, and Tyson is on the right. This picture was taken about four years ago. Bronco died suddenly about two years ago. They were the best of friends, and Tyson still really misses Bronco." Donte Quinine, Fellows advancement officer, Seattle Pacific University Fellows. Select the link for a larger photo of Bronco and Tyson. 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

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, November 8. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the next publication date is Tuesday, November 13.


Trzyna's Latest Paper, Co-Authors Chapters

Thomas Trzyna, professor of English, delivered a paper on the writings of American radical Ammon Hennacy at the Northeast meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, held at Regis College in Massachusetts. Trzyna is co-author of the introduction and conclusion chapters of Toward a Global Ph.D? Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide, which explores new forms of doctoral education developing in response to the European Economic Community Bologna Accords on the future of higher education and similar movements around the world. The book includes contributions from authors in 16 nations. The book is edited by Dr. Maresi Nerad, associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Washington, and Dr. Mimi Heggelund, international conference coordinator for the University of Washington's Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE). The book is forthcoming from CIRGE in association with the University of Washington Press (2008). Trzyna invites opportunities to discuss Mode 2 doctoral education, especially as it might apply at SPU.

Ward's Presents at National Enrollment Management Conference

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, presented at the American Association of College Registrars and Academic Officers's Strategic Enrollment Management conference in New Orleans on October 30. Her presentation was titled “Strategies and Models for Achieving Institutional Enrollment and Revenue Goals." The session, which was simultaneously presented as a webcast, discussed how a comprehensive enrollment management plan builds an infrastructure coupling recruitment, retention, and financial aid strategies to achieve both enrollment and financial goals.

Mezulis, Student Present Poster

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis and clinical psychology doctoral student Anna Charbonneau presented the poster "Predicting Depressive Symptoms in Young Adolescents: Gender Differences in the Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Model" at the 2007 meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention in San Francisco, California.

Killingsworth, Young Serve on Mathematics Revision Team

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Russ Killingsworth and Professor of Mathematics and Math Education Sharon Young have been invited to serve on the “Mathematics Standards Revision Team" to revise the mathematics standards for K-12 education in Washington.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following news staff members.
Sara Congdon, loans and collections assistant, Student Financial Services
Michael Owens, security officer, Safety and Security
Jordan Rickard, program assistant, MA-TESOL


SPU's iTunes U, Faculty, Staff, Students in Seattle P-I

A story about SPU's iTunes U appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 3. Students Jeff Hart and Rebecca Alberta; Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg Phelan; Professors of Education Andrew Lumpe and Art Ellis; and Director of Instructional Technical Services David Wicks were quoted in the story. More

SPU Video Tour Featured on

As part of The Seattle Times “College Guide," is currently featuring an “SPU video tour." The tour is currently listed in the “Multimedia' column on the right-hand side of the website. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
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

Administrative Assistant (.125), Engineering National Science Foundation Grant
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, Office of Student Life
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Professional Education Operations Coordinator, Center for Professional Education
Program Assistant (.8), MA-TESOL/Foreign Languages and Literatures
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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