Monday, March 2, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn continues the study of the beatitudes in chapel on Tuesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Sodexo's “Food Trends Expo" March 13

Sodexo will host a “Food Trends Expo" at SPU on Friday, March 13, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in Gwinn Commons. More than 20 chefs will prepare 70 unique menu items. Celebrity chef Mai Pham will lead a cooking demonstration of Vietnamese and Thai creations, along with Sodexo chefs. Pham, author of Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table, The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking and the upcoming Flavors of Asia, will also sign copies of her cookbook. Those attending the free expo can enter to win one of 25 signed copies of Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend to provide feedback and vote for their favorites. The results will form Sodexo's Fall 2009 dining menus for all 600 campuses it serves.

Welcome, Mie University Students

A.C.E. Language Institute, located on the SPU campus, welcomes 15 students from Mie University in Japan. The students are here on a five-week integrated program that receives communication class support from SPU's master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages (MA-TESOL) student volunteers. The students are here until March 20.

Getting Sun (and Vitamin D): WebMD Health Manager™

Sunlight can help stimulate vitamin D production in your body, which helps with calcium absorption, bone growth, and other body functions. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, and weight gain. If you are enrolled for medical benefits through Premera, you can login to visit the WebMD Health Manager™ for more information on Vitamin D and the sun. Enrolled spouses are also able to visit the site. Login and enter "Vitamin D" in the Search bar for more on this topic. More

May Open Enrollment: Benefit Changes Online

Human Resources is pleased to announce that open enrollment in May will occur in an online format this year. Though you will continue to receive a packet of information related to open enrollment, your selections will be made exclusively through Banner. Instructional sessions will be available. More details to come.

Big Changes Coming to Nickerson Street

Seattle's Department of Transportation (SDOT) will hold an open house on Wednesday, March 4, 5–7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 about upcoming changes to Nickerson Street. To improve safety, pedestrian access, and bicycle usage, SDOT will make changes along the Nickerson Street corridor between the Ballard Bridge and West Florentia Street. The proposed changes will include:

One lane of motor vehicle traffic in each direction (currently there are two)
New two-way center turn lane
New westbound bicycle lane and “sharrow" markings in a wide eastbound lane
New pedestrian median islands at several locations
Smooth the sharp curve at 8th Ave West.

Visit the SDOT website to learn more. More

Nursing Fair Open to All Interested in Health Care

The School of Health Sciences (SHS) will host a special day for Puget Sound area nurse recruiters and nursing students on Thursday, March 5. Nursing recruiters will be on campus to hear a presentation about a special orientation program in nursing to retain new nurses. In the afternoon, recruiters will have a traditional career fair for students from 12-2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Although the focus is nursing, any undergraduate or graduate student interested in a health care career is welcome. Please invite your students and feel free to drop by yourself. For more information, contact SHS Associate Professor Chris Henshaw, or 206-281-2612.

Student-Directed One Act Plays

The Theatre Department presents two student-directed one act plays, March 3–7, in the Studio Theatre in McKinley Hall. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $6. Visit the website for more information. More

Men's and Women's Choirs in Concert

The Men's and Women's Choir will present a winter concert Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

"Becoming Soul Mates" Marriage Seminar With Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and his wife and marriage family therapist, Leslie Parrott, are two of America's leading relationship experts. Together they co-founded SPU's Center for Relationship Development. They will be hosting their popular “Becoming Soul Mates" seminar on Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This fun seminar is for relationships of any age or any stage: newlyweds, dating couples, engaged couples, and those who have been married for decades. The price is $125 for couples, and includes lunch and a Parrott book. (Scholarships are available.) For more information, call 206-281-ALUM or visit the website. More

The Latest on SPU iTunes U

The SPU Career Development Center helps people clarify career interests, identify and articulate values and unique skills, explore potential careers and employers, develop a job search plan and refine job seeking, and hone résumé and interviewing skills. Informational sessions are held on campus to aid students in seeking a career. iTunes U has posted two recent Career Development Center sessions.

An Effective Résumé. Career Development Center Workshops Intern Daniel Hallak gives examples and advice for writing a successful résumé. January 21, 2009.

Network or Don't Work: Developing a Network of Relationships. Career Development Center Workshops Intern Daniel Hallak encourages job seekers to utilize networking as a way of beginning or furthering an enjoyable career. January 28, 2009. More

Food Drive Continues

"The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department invites you to participate in a monthly food donation drive. Donations of nonperishable food items and cash and checks will be collected in the FCS office (located in Peterson Hall), and delivered to the Ballard Food Bank at the end of each month. As each month comes to a close, remember your neighbors who are struggling to meet this very basic need." The Family and Consumer Science Department.

We Need Pet Photos!

Show off your pet by submitting photos to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send two 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

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Luke, a 5-month-old English cocker spaniel and the newest member of our family. Even though he is a dog, he thinks he might be a cat as he tends to stretch out in front of the fireplace or in any ray of sunshine that makes it through the clouds and into the living room. He was a somewhat unexpected addition and a surprise to the kids. You can see their surprise by viewing a video on YouTube." John Mansfield, associate director for Building Maintenance. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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, March 5, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 9.


Lustyk's Health Lab Featured

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk's Women's Health Lab is featured in this month's Society for Menstrual Cycle Research newsletter. The article can be found online. More

Craft's Presents at Conference

Assistant Professor of Psychology Baine Craft recently presented a poster at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology titled “An easy laboratory demonstration using rats: The effects of deprivation on operant responding." He also facilitated a participant idea exchange titled “Why are we doing statistics by hand? Using Excel in your psychological statistics courses." The meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Quek Contributes Chapter

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Karen Quek contributed a chapter titled “'We' Consciousness: Creating Equality in Collectivist Culture" in the recently released book Couples, Gender, & Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships, published by Springer Publications. This book is a collection of qualitative studies of gendered power in couple relationships across a variety of life stages and cultural contexts. It is written for practitioners and emphasizes suggestions for clinical practice based on the research. Learn more about the book online. More

Lustyk's Paper Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk recently had a manuscript accepted for publication in the archives of Women's Mental Health titled “Cognitive-behavioral therapy for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: A systematic review." Lustyk would like to recognize her co-authors: fourth-year graduate student in clinical psychology Winslow Gerrish; psychology graduate Shelley Shaver ‘07, and doctor of obstetrics and gynecology Shaunie Keys.

SPU Wins Top Honor in CASE Communications Competition

SPU's etc magazine won the highest award at the annual CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VIII Conference held in Seattle, February 18–20. etc received the Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award, which recognizes the most outstanding entry of the year. The magazine won the top award out of 784 entries. SPU's Office of University Communications also won 14 other CASE awards, including three “Grand Gold" awards, which are “best-of-category" honors. This is the largest number of CASE awards SPU has ever won in one year. CASE District VIII includes public and private schools in the Northwest United States and Western Canada. The awards include:

Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award: etc Magazine. Editor: Julia Siemens; Art Director: Dale Kegley; Writers: Jeffrey Overstreet, Kathy Henning, Hope McPherson, Clint Kelly, Allie Fraley.

Grand Gold: etc Magazine for “Viewbooks and Prospectus Publications."

Grand Gold: etc Magazine for “External Audience Magazines."

Grand Gold: Spring 2008 Response Magazine, for “Illustration," “Hope" is the thing with feathers…" Artist: Laura Lasworth; Designer: Richard Kim.

Gold: Response Magazine for “Alumni Publications." Editor: Jennifer Gilnett; Art Director: Richard Kim; Contributing Editor: Jeffrey Overstreet; Senior Writer: Clint Kelly; Contributing Writers: Reece Carson, Kathy Henning, Tracy Norlen; Contributing Web Editor: Hope McPherson; Web Developer: Bryan Mazzarello.

Gold: Lilly Fellows Annual Conference Program for “Cover Design." Designer: Richard Kim.

Silver: “Welcome to Basecamp:" SPU Orientation/Welcome Week 2008 Package for “Special Event Publications." Writer: Kathy Henning; Designer: Brian Glassco.

Silver: "Welcome to Basecamp": SPU Orientation/Welcome Week 2008 Package for “Visual Design." Designer: Brian Glassco.

Silver: "Welcome to Basecamp": SPU Orientation/Welcome Week 2008 Package for “Cover Design." Designer: Brian Glassco.

Silver: "Study Abroad" Website. Web Editor: Hope McPherson; Writer: Allie Fraley; Web Developers: Bryan Mazzarello, Ciara Hylarides, Melissa Dorr.

Bronze: "Reconciled: A Gospel Oratorio" Package for “Special Event Publications." Writer: Kathy Henning; Designer: Brian Glassco.

Bronze: 2008 Downtown Business Breakfast Package for “Special Event Publications." Writer: Kathy Henning; Designer: Chris Kennedy.

Bronze: "Welcome to Basecamp": SPU Orientation 2008 Guidebook for “Student Handbooks, Catalogs and Other Informational Publications." Writer: Kathy Henning; Designer: Brian Glassco.

Bronze: Significance Newsletter for “External Audience Newsletters, Tabloids, or Newspapers." Writers: Alison Estep, Clint Kelly, Julia Siemens, Jennifer Perrow; Designers: Chris Kennedy, Dale Kegley.

Bronze: Online Response Magazine for “Email or Web-Based Newsletters & Magazines." Editor: Jennifer Gilnett; Contributing Web Editor: Hope McPherson; Designer: Richard Kim; Developer: Bryan Mazzarello.


Faculty Positions

Dean, School of Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Business/Social Science Librarian
Education/Remote Services Librarian

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

Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Program Coordinator, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
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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