Monday, October 26, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Select a NEW Banner PIN

All Banner PIN's will expire at the end of October if they have not been changed in the past 60 days. After you log in to Banner with your current SPU ID number and PIN, go to the “Personal Menu" and reset your PIN. Use the Passphrase technique we've described above. Your PIN should be between eight and 20 characters. If you don't change your PIN before October 31, you will be REQUIRED to change your PIN on the next login before getting access to Banner.

Chapel on Tuesday: Mark's Gospel

In this week's chapel service on Tuesday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church, Matt Whitehead, superintendent of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church, explores God's word in the book of Mark.

Thursday Food for Thought With Jack Levison

At the next Thursday Food for Thought on October 29, Professor of New Testament Jack Levison will read from his new book, Filled With the Spirit, which traces transformations of the Holy Spirit throughout Judaism and early Christianity. The reading takes place Thursday, October 29, 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

Becoming Soul Mates Seminar Offered at SPU

This entertaining and practical seminar for couples of “any age and any stage" is led by two of America's leading relationship experts — SPU Professor of Psychology Les Parrott and marriage and family therapist Leslie Parrott. The seminar is Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This seminar will make a great Christmas gift for couples. Early-bird registration is $89 per couple if you register by December 5. Visit the website for all the information. More

Trick-or-Treating in Emerson Hall

Faculty, staff, and families are invited to bring the kids for SPU's annual Trick-or-Treat event Friday, October 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the main lobby of Emerson Hall. Kids are welcome to stop by for candy, games, and prizes in a family-friendly environment! The event is sponsored by the Emerson Hall Council.

On-Campus Weight Watchers Group Begins October 27

The on-campus Weight Watchers group will begin Tuesday, October 27, at 12 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 227. Please join us for the informational meeting and learn more about Weight Watchers. It is a terrific program for weight loss and good health. For more information, contact Dana Stadelman in Student Programs at or 206-281-2689.

Day of Common Learning Seminars Available on iTunes U

Many of the Day of Common Learning seminars are now available on iTunes U. 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. More

Upcoming Athletic Events

Women's soccer vs. Western Washington University, October 28, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Men's soccer vs Western Washington University, October 29, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Cross Country, Varsity-Alumni Event, October 31, Green Lake, 10 a.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Henry is our beloved Shiba-Inu/pug mix whom we rescued more than a year ago from the Seattle Animal Shelter. He is playful, energetic, and a huge snuggler. His favorite activities are swimming at Magnuson Park, burying his bones in our laundry hamper, and begging for string cheese (his favorite snack). He has been a blessing in our lives in ways we never could have imagined!" Kate Rickard, program assistant, MATESOL. Select the link for a larger photo of Henry. 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 29. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 2.


Correction: Scheuerman's Book a Finalist for 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 was a finalist for the 2009 Washington State Book Award in the history/biography category. Last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin reported his book was the winner of the award. The real winner of the Washington State Book Award was Robert Clark, a faculty member in SPU's M.F.A. in Creative Writing program, for his book Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces.

Eaton's Latest Blog Post: Separation of Church and State

In his latest blog post, President Eaton states “the fierce battle to completely secularize our culture is not the same thing as the protection of both church and state in the intended separation." More

Himma's Book Published; Visits Colombia

The Rule of Recognition and the Constitution, co-edited by Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma and Matt Adler (UPenn Law), has recently been published by Oxford University Press. The book explores the relationship between the general theory of law and constitutional theory, containing essays by leading philosophers in both areas. Ken has also contributed an essay. Ken also spoke on October 15-16 at three universities in Cartagena, Colombia – Technologico Comfennalco, Universidad de Cartagena, and Universidad de San Buenaventura. The topic was his work in legal philosophy. He will visit Bogota to give a seminar to doctoral students at de Universidad de Externado de Colombia. The seminar will be on a Spanish translation of a book written by Ken and published by the law school at de Universidad de Externado. For details about the book, visit the website. More

Weltz, Students Win First Place in Poster Competition

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Computer Science Elaine Weltz and her student software engineering team for taking first place in the student poster competition held at the Northwest regional conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, October 9-10. Tavis Bohne represented the four-student team that collaborated with Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin Bartlett to develop the "oChem Hammer" project as a molecular-interaction simulation tool designed to help students studying organic chemistry.

Healy's Chapter Published

Tim Healy, instructional coordinator at American Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) Language Institute located on campus and a graduate of SPU's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, has published a chapter in the new TESOL book, "Authenticity in the Language Classroom and Beyond: Adult Learners." In part, the chapter describes how international students of English at A.C.E. learn the language by writing and publishing restaurant reviews on a blog. You can read the blog online. More

Vogt's Elected Member of Editorial Board

Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt has been elected a member of the editorial board of Presses Universitaires Internationales, with offices in Paris, New Dehli, Sydney, London, Amsterdam, Asunción, and New Orleans.


Kelly's Op-Ed Published in Mobile Press-Register

Communications Specialist Clint Kelly published an op-ed piece about Helen Keller in the October 19 issue of the Mobile Press-Register. In a special to the oldest newspaper in Alabama (established 1813), Clint commended the state for recently installing a statue of Keller in the National Capitol. He opines that she is an enduring symbol of freedom in this the bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln and Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille writing system. Read the op-ed online. 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

Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations (.8)
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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