Monday, October 19, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel on Tuesday: Mark's Gospel

The weekly chapel service on Tuesday, October 20, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church features Jerry Camery-Hoggatt, professor of New Testament and narrative theology at Vanguard University.

Thursday Food for Thought With Gregory and Suzanne Wolfe

At the next Thursday Food for Thought on October 22, Gregory and Suzanne Wolfe will share from their book Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children. Gregory is writer-in-residence at SPU and the publisher and editor of Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, one of the premier literary quarterlies in America. He is also the director of the M.F.A. in creative writing. Suzanne is an instructor of English, and executive director of Image. The reading takes place Thursday, October 22, 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. A question-and-answer is included. Audience members are encouraged to eat their lunch while they listen. More

Gospel Night of Worship: A Tribute to Joe Snell

Mark your calendars for a worship service in honor of Joe Snell, former assistant director of student programs and director of intercultural affairs at SPU, on Sunday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. This event will feature the SPU Gospel Choir and Ensemble, and special guests DaNell Daymon & Royalty. An offering will be taken for the new Joe K. Snell Minority Student Scholarship Endowment. His sudden death last summer at age 46 reminded the campus community again of Joe's work at SPU to support ethnic minority students and the cause of reconciliation. It also gives us an opportunity to keep Joe's memory and work alive. To read remembrances of Joe, or to add your own, visit Response online. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to SBE Dean's Speaker Event

The School of Business and Economics Dean's Speaker series begins Monday, October 26, with Craig Nakagawa, co-founder, CFO and director of social business for Village Reach. Faculty, staff, and students are invited. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. A brief bio for Nakagawa can be found on the Village Reach website. More

Breakfast Event for Christians in the Marketplace

SPU's Center for Integrity in Business and Kiros host a special event on Wednesday, October 28, 7-8:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The breakfast features consultant Paul Graves offering insight on creativity in tough times. The cost is $25 before October 21. Faculty and staff are invited. For more information and to register, visit the website. More

Thalia Symphony Concert October 30

Seattle Pacific University's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, will perform Friday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The evening's theme is “Music of the Romantic Era." The concert is conducted by Professor of Music Eric Hanson, and includes Wagner's “Overture to Rienzi," Dvorak's “In Nature's Realm," and Bizet's Symphony in C. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at Both events are wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2048.The Thalia Symphony, founded in 1948, includes local musicians and SPU music students. The orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization serving as a creative and artistic outlet for musicians, while offering the community live performances of exceptional talent.

New All-Online Ethix

Under SPU's Center for Integrity in Business,Ethix magazine is now completely online and better than ever. With the same great features, it now includes more frequent updates, an easy way for readers to comment, and video. Don't miss the first conversation with Coca-Cola Vice President Bonnie Wurzbacher. More

Clarifying Preventive Care Exams and Screenings

Preventive care exams performed in-network are covered at 100 percent ($750) per calendar year. No deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance is required. Be sure that your doctor's office knows to use the special preventive care billing code. Generally, discussing a medical issue or problem during your physical will not change your billing code from preventive (covered at 100 percent in-network) to a regular office visit ($15 copay plus co-insurance). However, as an educated consumer, you should be certain your doctor knows that this is not a regular office visit. Additionally, preventive care labs/screenings listed in previous weeks in the Fac/Staff Bulletin are also covered at 100 percent (the $750 limit does not apply). If these 100 percent covered tests require a blood draw, the fee to perform that draw is also covered at 100 percent. Contact Human Resources Associate Director Carrie McCrimmon with questions at or 206-281-2676.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Donate to Date Auction 2009

Date Auction is an annual event put together by the Student Union Board (STUB) to raise money by auctioning entertaining packages for students to experience with friends. This year's Date Auction is Friday, October 30, with all proceeds being donated to SPRINT as well as to Village Volunteers, a local nonprofit that works in partnership with rural villages in Kenya, India, Ghana, and Nepal to promote self-sufficiency by providing economic and educational opportunities for young girls. STUB would like to invite faculty and staff to donate desserts for the Dessert Auction portion of the event, or to donate any items of interest to the packages. Donations could be extra tickets to sports or theatre events. A great example of a package donation is one by Associate Vice President of Student Life Jeff Jordan, who has donated an incredible Superbowl Party at his home! If you have any questions, or if you would like to make a donation, contact David Lippold or Liz Shimaura by Friday, October 23.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Looking for Volunteers

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a collective effort of volunteers, eating disorder professionals, health care providers, educators, social workers, and students committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders, and the need for early intervention and treatment. If you are interested in helping plan events for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 22–26, 2010), join us for our first planning meeting on Thursday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at the Student Counseling Center. For more information, contact Eating Disorder Specialist Sara Rehberg at

Upcoming Athletic Events

Women's soccer vs. Montana State Billings, October 21, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Stella (yes, referencing Marlon Brando's famous line in A Streetcar Named Desire) joined our family after a short stint playing with her siblings outside the grocery store on Lopez Island. And yes, we went to the store to get bread and milk and came home with a new family member. But we were immediately smitten and have had no (well, few) regrets (losing my favorite pair of clogs to her puppy teeth did give me pause!). As you can see, she's as cute as can be and very loveable and actually comes when called! There will never be a replacement for our beloved yellow lab, Binkley, who passed on in September, but Stella has been a sweet distraction and very funny. And best of all, my husband gets his wish of going to the dog park and bellowing ‘STEEEEE—LLLLLAAAAAA!' to his heart's desire." Jacqui Smith-Bates, director, Center for Career and Calling. Select the link for another photo of Stella. 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 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 26.


Yanik Inducted Into Hall of Fame

In recognition of more than 20 years of significant volunteer work with several local high school drama programs, Professor of Theatre Donald Yanik was recently inducted into the Washington State Thespian Society's Hall of Fame. Congratulations, Don!

Scheuerman's Book Wins Washington State Book Award

A book written by School of Education Assistant Professor Dick Scheuerman and Michael Finley about the life of Northwest Indian Chief Kamiakim won the 2009 Washington State Book Award. The Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library announced the five winners of the award at a public ceremony on October 14. This is the 43rd year of the program, formerly called the Governor's Writers Awards. A book award is given based on the strength of the publication's literary merit, lasting importance, and overall quality. Scheuerman's book, Finding Chief Kamiakin, was published by Washington State University Press. The book also received the Rupert Costco Medal for Contributions to Native American Scholarship presented by the University of California-Riverside. Congratulations, Dick! An article about the book appeared in Washington State University's magazine. More

Edwards Receives Award

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards recently received national recognition from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Scott received the “Division Contribution Award" in recognition of his significant and longstanding service to the association. His leadership has spanned 13 consecutive years in key positions on four state AAMFT divisional boards, including five years as president-elect, president, and past president of the Washington state division of AAMFT. Scott was instrumental in the development and passage of a new law that reorganized the registered counselor designation in Washington state. New state mental health credentialing titles began this year. Scott also currently serves in a peer-elected position on the AAMFT National Board as the chair of the Council of Divisional Presidents comprised of leaders within all the states and Canadian provinces. Congratulations, Scott! Watch a video of Scott accepting the award on YouTube. More

Purcell's Book Published

Associate Professor of Communication William Purcell, new book, The Rhetorical Short Story: Best American Short Stories on War and the Military, 1915-2006, was published by University Press of America.

Eaton's Latest Blog Post

In his latest blog post, President Eaton writes about President Abraham Lincoln and his belief that good language could not only capture ideas, but it could communicate, motivate, clarify, encourage. More

Stewart, Students, Alumna Make Presentation

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology David Stewart, along with clinical psychology students Sarah Welton, Christopher Arger, Jenell Effinger, Kelly Serafini, Michael Helfer and alumna Melissa Baker ('09), recently presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology in Seattle. The title of their poster was "Mechanisms of heightened consequences of substance use in adolescents with depressive symptoms: Results from a school-based intervention."

Hanson Lectures at Seattle Symphony

Professor of Music Eric Hanson recently presented the preconcert lectures for the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. The title of his paper was "Dvorak's Eighth Symphony and the Spirit of Czech Nationalism."


Woodward on KGNW Radio

Professor of History Bill Woodward was interviewed October 12 on KGNW radio (820 AM) about the Day of Common Learning keynote speaker Ron White and the faith of Abraham Lincoln. The interview can be heard on SPU's iTunes U. More


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 (.5)
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations (.8)
Director, Center for Biblical and Theological Education, School of Theology
Managing Editor of Response magazine, University Communications

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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