Monday, October 5, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel on Tuesday: Mark's Gospel With Pastor Mark Abbott

“Proclaiming the Kingdom," based on Mark 1:1-45, is the topic for chapel on Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Beginning the quarter-long series on the gospel of Mark is First Free Methodist Church Senior Pastor Mark Abbott.

New Tutor-Led Study Tables and Study Session at Center for Learning

Beginning Autumn Quarter, the Center for Learning is changing to a new tutoring model. The Center is offering 43 hours of weekly, tutor-staffed study tables and study sessions for select Common and Exploratory curriculum courses in biology, chemistry, math, psychology, and University Foundations. These free services are specifically focused on the retention and persistence of freshmen, sophomores, and transfers. Please encourage students with whom you meet to stop by the Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. Check out the Center for Learning website for more information. More

News From Campus Dining Services

“This month at the C-Store, stop by and try a new beverage. On Tuesday, October 6, at 11 a.m., EK Beverage will have samples available. On Thursday, October 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Honest Tea and Honest Aid will have samples available. Also, our sushi chef prepares fresh items available at Falcon's Landing or the C-Store. Also at Falcon's Landing, try the new “Simply To Go" prepared meals.This new program offers convenient, packaged, and ready to go products made fresh daily. We look forward to seeing you for your next meal." Campus Dining Services.

Javanese Dance Performance October 8

Unique dances from the Indonesian island of Java will be showcased during a free special performance Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. Performing the dances will be University of Washington music professor Christina Sunardi and UW student Emma Lux. The evening will include dances from different areas of Java, as well as a lecture on the relationship between the dance movements and drumming. The Javanese Dance program is co-sponsored by SPU, the UW School of Music, and the UW Southeast Asia. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Pianist Paul Barnes on October 14

Emmy award-winning concert pianist Paul Barnes will perform Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The concert will include works by Samuel Barber, Joseph Haydn, and Philip Glass. Also featured is a new work by Victoria Bond based on a Byzantine and Greek Orthodox chant melody. Barnes performs an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music that appeal to audiences of every persuasion. His concert is part of the SPU's Schoenhals Symposium and the Day of Common Learning. For more information, call 206-281-2959.

Thursday Food for Thought on Oct. 15 With Robert Clark

"Thursday Food for Thought," sponsored by the SPU Library, is a series of events featuring faculty and staff authors reading from their work. The readings take place Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. A question-and-answer time follows each reading. Audience members are encouraged to eat their lunch while they listen. The Autumn Quarter “Thursday Food for Thought" begins October 15 with Robert Clark. An instructor in SPU's MFA in Creative Writing program, Clark will read from his acclaimed new book Dark Water: Art, Disaster, and Redemption in Florence. In the book, this local author chronicles the 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, via both history and personal memoir. In exploring the international efforts of art lovers to save the Renaissance art threatened by the rising waters, Clark also examines how and why we value art both aesthetically and spiritually. Clark is also the author of three other books of nonfiction and four novels, including Lives of the Artists, Love Among the Ruins, Mr. White's Confession (which won the Edgar Award), and In the Deep Midwinter. A memoir, My Grandfather's House: A Geneology of Doubt and Faith, was published in 1999. He is a Guggenheim Fellow working on a collection of essays on art and belief. To see the complete list of speakers, visit the website. More

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion and Interbay Stadium. Simply show your staff I.D. at the ticket window.

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, October 6. Women's soccer vs Brigham Young-Hawaii, 1 p.m., Interbay Stadium. Key nonconference match against a 2008 NCAA tournament qualifier.

Saturday, October 10. Volleyball vs. Northwest Nazarene, 7 p.m., Brougham Pavilion. It's “Dig Pink!" night as SPU does its part to support the fight against breast cancer.

For all the latest on Falcon athletics, visit the website. More

Volleyball Goes Pink

The women's volleyball team hosts “Dig Pink!" on Saturday, October 10, during their game against Northwest Nazarene. Fans who wear pink will have the amount of their admission fee donated to the Side-Out Foundation, which helps raise money for breast cancer awareness. More

On-Campus Weight Watchers Group

An on-campus Weight Watchers group is forming for Autumn Quarter. A starting date has yet to be established, as the group needs 15 people interested in order to schedule an informational meeting. SPU has had an on-campus Weight Watchers group for the past seven years, and it has been a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. For more information, contact Dana Stadelman in Student Programs at 206-281-2689 or

Wellness and $100!

Earn up to 50 points per remaining quarter: 10/01 – 12/31, 01/01 – 03/31 by logging in to your WebMD Personal Health Manager and earning rewards. 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. Points in $50 increments will be added to your flexible spending account in 2010-11. Start earning now for your health! Links to both WebMD and the rewards activities can be found on the Human Resource website. More

Medical Deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Maximums Re-set January

Both of SPU's medical PPO plans, Option 1 and Option 2, now have deductibles for in-network and out-of-network usage. Deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums are based on the calendar year, so they re-set every January. The good news is that if you have to pay deductibles October through December, those amounts will apply to your deductible for 2010. Remember, the deductible only has to be met before the plan “kicks in" under certain services. Most in-network doctor's office visits and your preventive care visits do not require a deductible. However, you should refer to the summary highlights for your medical plan option (Option 1 or Option 2) to see which services require you to first meet your deductible. More

Printable Faculty/Staff Directory Updated

A printable version of the Faculty/Staff Directory has been updated and is available on online. Available are PDF versions of the entire Faculty/Staff Directory, as well as subsections of office phone numbers, and employees by last name or by department. Remember that the most complete and up-to-date information regarding employees is available through the SPU online White Pages. More

Academic Deadlines for Autumn Quarter

Friday, October 9, is the last day for students to register for a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music. Students may register in Student Academic Services in Demaray Hall 151 until 4:30 p.m.

Lynnwood Vanpool Riders Wanted

Would you like to lower your stress financially, physically, and emotionally? If so, join the vanpool from Lynnwood to SPU. Contact Budget and Accounting Analyst Chris Cope at for more information.

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Lucy, a.k.a ‘The Collector,' is a 6-month-old golden retriever who joined us in August. Her favorite pastime is retrieving articles of clothing (especially undergarments), shoes, slippers, bathroom rugs, water bottles, books — and anything else within her reach that's not nailed down — and placing them on the throw rug in the middle of the living room. She and 8-year-old Dozer are now best friends, as long as she gets all the attention, and he doesn't mess with her pile." Kathy Henning, communications specialist, University Communications. Select the link for a photo of Lucy and her pile. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. 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, October 8. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 12.


Woodward's Review Published

A review of Robert Ficken's Washington State by Professor of History Bill Woodward appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Columbia. Among Bill's other activities over the summer: a two-part seminar on unity and differences in churches which he presented twice at Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center (Santa Cruz, California); making a site visit to evaluate Simon Fraser University as a new member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference; and giving a workshop on the U.S. Constitution and early republic to upper Yakima Valley high-school teachers in Ellensburg. Bill also notched several road races, including a prize-earning third-place-in-age-bracket finish at the Elk Grove, California, “Run 4 Independence."

McFarland's Article Published

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland has published an article titled "Size-exclusion chromatography can identify faster-associating protein complexes and evaluate design strategies" in BMC Research Notes with five student co-authors. The article can be found online. More

Terrill's Article Published

An article by Center for Integrity in Business Director John Terrill titled “Building to Last" was published in Comment magazine. The same article was picked up by the Washington Institute as the lead article on their website. More

Davis' Article Published

An article written by chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography and Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was published in the current issue of The Political Science reviewer.

Middeljans Presents Paper

Professor of English April Middeljans presented her paper "The Suspension of (Dis)Belief in Don DeLillo's Falling Man" in a panel on post-9/11 fiction at the Midwest regional conference on Christianity and Literature, held at Wheaton College September 24-26. The paper examines how the novel's imagery of victims falling from the World Trade Center intersects with Kierkegaard's existential philosophies about anxiety and faith.

Yost's Book Published

The Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Paul Yost has a newly published book titled Real Time Leadership Development. The book focuses on how leaders and HR professionals can use stretch assignments, on-the-job experience, mentoring, and reflection to develop the next generation of leaders in their organizations.

Welcome, Sarah

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Sarah Janci Perez, operations coordinator, School of Education.


Introducing Jakob Steele

Jakob Lewis Steele was born to Student Academic Services staff members Ingrid Steele, and her husband, Chad Steele, on August 21 at 12:32 a.m. Jakob weighted 9 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More

Congratulations, Dana and Matt

Student Programs Campus Program Coordinator Dana Anderson married Matt Stadelman on July 11 at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. The couple honeymooned in Maui, and now live in Northgate.


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Position
College of Arts and Sciences, History Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Position
School of Business and Economics Position
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position

School of Theology, Biblical Studies

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, Physical Education and Exercise Science
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations

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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