Monday, August 31, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Discounted Tickets Now Available for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert on Monday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., in Benaroya Hall. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music. Through September 30, individual tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate of $15 (an $8 fee per transaction applies), and 10 or more tickets are only $12 (with no transaction fee!). To purchase individual tickets (fewer than 10), call 206-215-4747. To purchase 10 or more tickets, call 206-215-4818. You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle. Beginning October 1, tickets will be $17 and $20. More

Eaton's Latest Blog Post

In this week's post, President Eaton reflects on the complex stories that sometimes make up the lives of famous people, and asks the question, “Isn't it possible to align the little stories of our lives with God's huge narrative of love and joy and reconciliation?" More

Lynnwood Vanpool Riders Wanted

Seats are available in a vanpool from Lynnwood to SPU. The current riders are faculty or staff. Contact Budget and Accounting Analyst Chris Cope at for more information.

Stationery Provider on Vacation

Vision Press, SPU's stationery provider, will be on vacation from September 23 to September 30. Orders placed by September 15 will be delivered October 1. Orders placed by September 29 will be delivered October 9. If you have any questions, contact Hope McPherson, online communications specialist, at 206-281-2552.

Tell Us a Story

Know a good story about SPU faculty, staff, students, or alumni? Submit story ideas about academic research, global engagement, interesting careers, etc. to

Swedish Ballard Emergency Room Physicians In-Network

Swedish Medical Center-Ballard emergency room physicians have signed an agreement to rejoin the Premera Blue Cross provider network, effective August 1. This means that emergency room services performed by a doctor at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard will now be considered in-network. These doctors have agreed to accept the contracted amount determined by Premera, and will no longer be "balance billing" the difference between what they charge, and what they receive from the SPU plan. The amounts they receive from the SPU plan are Premera's payments directly to the provider and your payment for any eligible deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. Please be aware, however, that Swedish Emergency Physicians who work on First Hill remain out-of-network. Premera continues to work on a plan to bring Swedish First Hill back into the network. If you have questions, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676.

Making Conscious Choices About Your Health? Earn $150!

Earn 50 points for each remaining quarter: 07/1–9/30, 10/01–12/31, 01/01–03/31 by logging in to your WebMD Personal Health Manager and earning rewards. When you reach 50 points, you earn $50 toward your health care flexible spending account for plan year 2010–11. Within the WebMD Personal Health Manager, visit the frequently asked questions (FAQs) to learn what you can do to earn points on the website. Additionally, you may certify that you have completed a myriad of other activities that carry various point values. This is not exhaustive, so feel free to create your own activities and determine appropriate points values using this list as a guide. Start earning now for your health! More

Pura Vida Extends Summer Hours

Pura Vida in Weter Hall is now open 7:30–11 a.m., Monday–Friday. Stop by for your morning espresso and a pastry to get the day started right!

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Hiatus

The “Pet Photo of the Week" is taking a summer hiatus and will resume in October. A big thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories. Feel free to submit again Autumn Quarter. Have a great summer with your wonderful pets!

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week 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 September 10. The next Bulletin will be published September 14.


Marshall-Brown's Article Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Margaret Marshall-Brown is the co-author of a paper recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. The article is titled “Randomized controlled clinical trial of yoga in the treatment of outpatient adolescents with eating disorders." Margaret would like to recognize the first author, SPU clinical psychology alumna Tiffany Rain Carei '07 who initiated this research as a part of her doctoral dissertation project.

Geleva Attends Workshop

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Daniela Geleva attended a weeklong practicum on diet and cancer at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. The workshop was organized by the National Cancer Institute and attendance required a competitive application process.

Miller Attends Art Session

Instructor of Interior Design Beth Miller attended a two-week creative art session at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine. The focus was on creating original pieces of 3-D and mixed media art. One of the two works she produced was sold before she could ship it home.

Castelo's Participates in Seminar, Has Article and Book Published

Assistant Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo participated in the "Summer Wesley Seminar" sponsored by Duke Divinity School this past June. The seminar was led by Richard P. Heitzenrater and Randy Maddox and promotes work in Wesleyan studies. Daniel's article “Perfecting One Another: Friendship and the Moral Implications of Wesley's Small Groups" appeared in the Asbury Journal 64/1 (Spring 2009): 4-21. Finally, his book titled The Apathetic God: Exploring the Contemporary Relevance of Divine Impassibility appeared in the Paternoster Theological Monograph Series (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2009).

Hanson Conducts Symphony, Presents Paper at Oxford

Professor of Music Eric Hanson conducted Bruckner's Ninth Symphony for the Northwest Mahler Festival in June. In July, Eric was at Oxford where he presented his paper titled "How We Got Here: Historical Reflections on the Rifts Between Ways of Knowing."

Overstreet Resigns as CT Movie Reviewer

Response Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet, the first movie reviewer for Christianity Today online, has decided to resign his position as movie reviewer and columnist. An article about Jeffrey's contributions to CT online appeared on August 14. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information is available through the online SPU White Pages.

Tyler Gorsline, admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions
Meghan Matthews, assistant residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Lee Staman, coordinator of schedule and publications, Student Academic Services


Henry Quoted in The Daily News

On op-ed on health care reform by Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry appeared in The Daily News online (Longview, Washington) on August 23. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

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

Assistant Coordinator for Global and Urban Involvement, John Perkins Center
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations
Full Charge Bookkeeper (Temporary), Office of University Services
Operations Coordinator, Center for Professional Education

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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