Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Job and Internship Fair for Students

The Career Development Center's annual Job and Internship Fair for students is Wednesday, February 20, 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. A record-breaking 90 employers are registered to attend, and we are hoping for an equally impressive turnout of students! Employers are recruiting for internships and part- and full-time job opportunities. They are happy to talk with students in the initial information gathering stage, or who are ready to apply for positions. For more information, visit the website. More

What Is a Healthy Relationship With Food?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 24-March 1. Seattle-area eating disorder specialists Toni Kohn, M.S., R.D., and Sibel Golden, M.A., L.M.H.C., will be on campus Tuesday, February 26, 7-8 p.m. in the Collegium (SUB) to present and encourage discussion on eating disorders, dieting dangers, and a healthy relationship with food and body. All are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center and the student group, “What Is Normal?" If you have questions or comments, contact Sara Rehberg, eating disorder specialist in the Student Counseling Center, at 206-281-7101 or rehbes@spu.edu.

TIAA-CREF Representatives on Campus

TIAA-CREF will offer personal, financial counseling sessions on campus March 4-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. TIAA-CREF representatives will help faculty and staff review and develop long-term individual retirement investment strategy, find the right allocation mix, and provide information about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., call 1-877-209-3142.

WebMD Health Assessment Now Available

Today is the day to take charge of your health! Employees and spouses covered by Premera now have access to a “Personal Health Manager" through WebMD. The easy-to-use, online Personal Health Assessment takes only 20-25 minutes to complete. Employees who complete the assessment prior to March 21 will receive $75. Results are immediate and you will receive an evaluation of your health, including an overall "wellness score," information about lifestyle health risks, suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate your lifestyle health risks, and a summary to share with your doctor, if you choose. Individual responses are not shared with SPU. Visit the Human Resources webpage under “WebMD Personal Health Assessment" for logon information. More

Sodexo Presents: A Celebration of Colombian Cuisine

SPU Dining Services and Sodexho invite faculty and staff to “A Celebration of Colombian Cuisine" in Gwinn Commons on Thursday, February 21, 5-7 p.m. The event is part of Sodexo's Global Chef program, designed to bring executive chefs from around the world to college campuses. The program showcases authentic international cuisine and traditional cooking techniques with students, faculty, staff, and the on-site culinary team. The guest chef is Joaquín Suárez, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who has worked at prestigious restaurants and hotels from his native Bogotá to New York City. The dinner price for faculty and staff (with ID) is $7.60. Visit the Campus Dining Services website for more information. More

Winter 2008 Census Information Available

The winter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view the autumn and winter censuses. If you have comments or questions about information on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at tgatlin@spu.edu or 206-281-2545. More

“Thursday Food for Thought" on Feb.21. With Prof. Priscilla Pope-Levison

On February 21, Professor of Theological Studies Priscilla Pope-Levison examines American women evangelists in her book Turn the Pulpit Loose. “Thursday Food for Thought" is a brown-bag lunch event held in the Library Reading Room, 12:30-1:15 p.m. A question-and-answer time will follow, and copies will be available for purchase. More

SPU Discount for Women's Workout Facility

Curves, a women-only workout facility located three blocks east of campus on Nickerson Street, is offering a corporate discount rate for women faculty and staff. The monthly rate is $34 (instead of the regular price of $44), as well as a sign- up fee of $39 rather than the full price of $149. Curves is a workout designed specifically for women that allows a full body workout through strength training, aerobics, and flexibility training in a 30-minute circuit. Full continuous training and personal trainers are part of the program. Curves also offers a weight management program, as well as a full line of workout clothing and nutritional supplements. (Scholarships may be available at Curves. Ask for Jennie at 206-281-7115.) Please be encouraged to stop by, take a look inside, and try it out free for a week. For more information, visit the Human Resources website. More

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures Feb 19-22

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, February 19-22. The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems. SDOT's contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to Nickerson Street and Fourth Avenue North) every 20 to 30 minutes.

Percussion Ensemble Concert Feb. 19

SPU's Percussion Ensemble will perform a concert on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The concert is free.

Faculty Recital Feb. 20

Adjunct music faculty Jacinta Koreski (voice) and Mary Kantor (clarinet), along with Mary Jo Du Gaw (voice), Germaine Morgan (cello), and Kristine Anderson (piano), will perform on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The group will perform music from the 1920s through the 1940s, including songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, and more. A reception will follow. This event is free.

Wind Symphony in Concert Feb. 22

On Friday, February 22, SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert features Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's “Finlandia," a tumultuous and serene musical composition. Student Kristin Nygaard will perform “Clarinet Concerto No. 2" by Weber. The concert is free. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Night of Worship Feb. 24.

On Sunday, February 24, the Office of University Ministries presents a “Night of Worship" at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event features speakers, worship leaders, and musicians from a variety of local churches for a multicultural, multigenerational, and ecumenical experience. Eugene Cho, pastor of Quest Church in Interbay, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 206-281-2966.

Women's and Men's Choir in Concert Feb. 29

On Friday, February 29, the SPU Women's and Men's Choir will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free. For more information, call 206-281-2411.

Perkins Center Event Series: "Beyond Charity," Forum on Global and Urban Student Involvement

Join the staff of the John Perkins Center for the third forums exploring Christian community development and reconciliation on the SPU campus, in our local community, and around the world. The forum is Thursday, February 28, at 1 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 109.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Smokey is 16 and 1/2 years old and still keeps the dogs running. He rules our house, and our 130-pound setter/lab mix (who is hiding) knows it." Mark Miles, director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services. Select the link for a larger picture of Smokey. More

We REALLY Need 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 (and they don't have to be a cat or dog!) including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu.

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the SPU home page under “Online Services." This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

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 fsb-editor@spu.edu or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, February 21. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, February 25.


Webb, Alumni Publish Article

An article by Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Marcia Webb, along with SPU alumni Trina Colburn '06, Dawn Heisler '06, Steve Call '96, and Sarah Chickering '07, was recently published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. The title of the manuscript is "Clinical Correlates of Dispositional Forgiveness."


Davis Editorial in Seattle Times

An opinion piece by Professor of Political Science Reed Davis appeared in The Seattle Times on February 18. The editorial deals with the current state of the Washington state Republican Party. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in History
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management
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

Accounting Technician II, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Administrative Assistant, Physical Education and Exercise Science (.5), College of Arts and Sciences
Career Counselor (.5), Career Development Center
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Assistant/Contract Coordinator (.2), School of Health Sciences
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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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