Monday, June 9, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Quarter Grades Due June 16

Spring grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside Demaray Hall 151), mailed, *or* faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before June 16, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading *or* meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 *or* at

Do You Commute From South of I-405?

Commuters who regularly drive to Seattle along the I-5 corridor from south of I-405 are invited to participate in a research study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). To be eligible, participants must make the majority of their commute trips by personal vehicle, carpool, *or* vanpool and not by bus *or* rail. The study includes two parts:

1) A two-hour focus group on Saturday, June 21
2) A two-week trip log

Participants will receive $150 for completing the study. If you are interested in participating, please call 1-888-334-4898 *or* email Please include your name, phone number, and the best times to reach you. This study is being conducted by Westat, a professional research firm, on behalf of the FHA.

Research Study for Missionary Kids and Their Support Groups

This summer, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos is leading a team of researchers exploring the repatriation experiences of college-age, repatriated, missionary kids (MKs). The research team will interview 12-18 MKs and those who support them (e.g., parents/guardians, missionary-sending organizations, Mu Kappa sponsors). To be eligible for the study, MKs should currently be between the ages of 18 and 27. MKs should have spent at least three *or* more years at an international missionary assignment, and have returned to the United States not more than two years prior to the age of 18 (*or* two years prior to attending college). This research project has been approved by SPU''s institutional review board (IRB # 070802055) through May 29, 2009. If you, and/*or* others you know, would like to be part of this project, contact Lynette immediately at You need not be in the Seattle area to participate. While there will be individual interviews and focus groups held on the SPU campus, the researchers will also conduct interviews on the phone and via the Internet.

Fiscal Year-end Reminder: Stationery Orders Due by June 17

If your department needs to order SPU stationery in the fiscal year 2007-08, the order must be placed by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17. This will ensure delivery and invoicing by June 27. Memo pads are processed on the last Tuesday of each month, so memo pad orders placed in June will not be delivered until July 7. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications, at

Pet Photo of the Week Resumes in October

“A big thank you to all who submitted photos this year. We'll resume again in October. Enjoy the summer!" Tracy Norlen, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Moves to Summer Schedule

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer. 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, June 19. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 23.


Webb, Mvududu, Stetz, Doctoral Students Participate in WPA Meeting

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Marcia Webb, along with Assistant Professor of Education Nyaradzo Mvududu and doctoral student Amelia Holder, presented the poster, "Dispositional Forgiveness and Spiritual Struggle *or* Endurance as Moderated by Adult Attachment Styles" at the recent Western Psychological Association meeting in Irvine, California. A second poster, "Mental Disorder in Popular Christian Self-help Literature" was presented by Marcia, Professor of Nursing Kathleen Stetz, and doctoral student Kristin Hedden.

Hironaka Participates in Coaches'' Panel Discussion

Men''s Basketball Head Coach Jeff Hironaka participated in a panel discussion titled “Expectations With Revelations: An Insight Into the Process of Intercollegiate Recruiting" on May 31 at the University of Washington. Coaches from seven other universities and colleges also participated. This was a free program for parents and students at the middle school and high school levels of interscholastic sports.

Ferreiro Presents at Inaugural Art and Photo Exhibit

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro made a presentation at St. James Cathedral on June 6 titled "El Camino: A Timeless Metaphor of the Christian Journey to God." The presentation was for the inaugural ceremony of the “Sacred Steps" art and photo exhibit about the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela. In addition to his presentation, a capacity crowd that included an official delegation from Galicia, Spain, enjoyed medieval pilgrimage music of the Camino and live festive music from Galician musicians, Galician wines and food tapas from Galician cooks. The cathedral exhibit is open to the public until July 28.

Welcome, Stacia

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Stacia Schienbein as a new Student Financial Services representative.


Medina's Book Reviewed in USA Today

Director of the Center for Brain Research John Medina's new book Brain Rules was reviewed by USA Today on June 8. Read the review online. More

Overstreet Quoted in Associated Baptist Article

University Communications specialist and Response Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet was quoted in an online article titled “Pass the Popcorn: Christians struggle to decide how best to engage culture" at Associated Baptist The article appeared in several other publications. Read the story online. More

Parrott on CNN Headline News

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was interviewed by host Mike Galanos on “CNN Headline News" on June 9. Les commented on a new cohabitation study, and answered callers'' questions about living together versus getting married.


Welcome, James Dunegan Worthington

“The Worthington home has grown by two feet! Our son, James Dunegan (‘Jay'') was born Monday, June 2, at 2:09 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 19.75 inches long. Jay is named after his great-grandfather and also his grandfather Worthington. He happens to also be the first of his generation to carry on the Worthington family name! Mindy is doing very well after 14 hours of laboring. Thank you for your prayers." Matt and Mindy Worthington. (Mindy is the administrative assistant in the President''s Office.) Select the link for another photo of Jay. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant *or* Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Management
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant (Two positions) *or* Associate Professor of Sociology
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 Assistant II, Finance
Assistant Director for Research and Systems, Advancement Services
Assistant Gymnastics Coach/Assistant Director of Falcon Gymnastics Center, Athletics
Custodian II, Facility Management
Head Athletic Trainer, Athletics
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Operations Coordinator-Center for Profession Education, School of Education
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Stores Manager, Building Maintenance
Student Financial Services representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
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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