Monday, January 4, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis during the first week of the quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Winter Quarter scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students should have already met with their faculty advisor, as these meetings do not result in the removal of the faculty advisor hold. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling Office in Demaray Hall 120. Drop-in hours are as follows:

Tuesday, January 5, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 6, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, January 7, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 8, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday, January 11, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Important Academic Deadlines

Waitlist Has Ended. Unless students received a confirmation of registration from Student Academic Services (SAS) by Monday, January 4, they should not attend the waitlisted course.
Last Day to Add Classes is Monday, January 11. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on January 11. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Winter Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.
Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course Pass/No credit or registering for an internship, independent study, and individual instruction in music may do so in SAS (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Chapel: Introducing Revelation

During Winter Quarter, University Ministries and the Center for Worship will begin a campuswide Bible study on the book of Revelation. For the first time, all weekly worship services will focus on the same text. Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, will begin the series in chapel on Tuesday, January 5, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Wellness: Could You Use $50?

Between January 1 and March 31, earn up to 50 points 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. This list is not exhaustive – feel free to create your own activities and determine appropriate points values using this list as a guide. Links to both WebMD and the rewards activities can be found on the HR main webpage. More

The Latest on iTunes U: The Influence of Charles Darwin

The latest additions of SPU's iTunes U include a series of discussions examining Charles Darwin's influence in a variety of fields and exploring the application today of contemporary theories of evolution.

Darwin in Social and Historical Context Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology Del McHenry talks about Darwin's life history, personality, and work; Associate Professor of History Rod Stiling discusses Darwin's book On the Origin of Species in the history of science; and Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald presents “On the Friendship of Darwin, Design, and Creation." November 10, 2009. (1:19:09)

Taking Up Darwin in His Own Time: Church and Culture. Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney talks about “Lady Novelists, Evolution, and the ‘Natural History' of Real Life," and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss discusses “Thomas a' Kempis and Darwin: Death, Life, and Evolution in Victorian Theology." November 12, 2009. (1:04:49)

Darwin and 21st Century Biological Sciences. Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Long discusses “Evolution, Ecology, and Endangered Species"; Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland discusses “What Good Is Evolution? How Darwin's Theory Helps Us, From Termites to Proteins"; and Professor of Biology Tim Nelson presents “Endosymbiosis, a Combination of Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Evolution?" November 17, 2009. (1:07:21)

Darwin and 21st Century Social and Behavioral Sciences. Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler talks about “Closing Gaps in the Fossil Record? The Recent Lessons of Ardipithecus and the Emergence of Human Bipedality"; Assistant Professor of Psychology Bane Craft discusses “Evolutionary Psychology: The Role of Comparative Psychology in Understanding Human Behavior"; and Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Míchéal Roe addresses “Emergence," human behavior, and worldviews. November 19, 2009. (1:20:25)

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by Jan. 7

The peer advisor selection process for 2009-10 is coming fast, and we need help obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you know students who rise above – leaders among leaders – we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Office of Residence Life Administrative Assistant Patricia Parsons at no later than January 7, 2010. Thank you in advance for your help.

Becoming Soul Mates Seminar Jan. 16

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. The cost is $125 and includes lunch. Visit the website for all the information. More

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Saturday, January 9: Men's basketball vs Saint Martin's, 7 p.m. More

More Pet Photos Needed!

We need more pet photos for the most popular feature in the Fac/Staff Bulletin! Send your photos (two maximum) to Tracy Norlen, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor, at

Pet Photo of the Week

“Levi's day care got a shot of him being cute. And I captured a photo of Levi and his sister, Bob the Cat, sharing a pillow, which rarely happens. Usually, Bob gets there first and takes up the whole pillow and doesn't leave any room for Levi. Levi then has no choice but to use the sofa or bed. It's a terrible life when there aren't enough pillows to go around and the cat won't share." Jordana Ross, risk management and insurance specialist, Finance Office. Select the link for a photo of Levi and Bob. 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, January 7. The Bulletin will be published Monday, January 11.


Memorial Service for Lisa Surdyk

The memorial service for Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Surdyk is Sunday, January 10, at 3 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Lisa passed away December 6 after a three-year battle with cancer. Memorial gifts can be made to “Lisa Klein Surdyk Scholarship Fund," Suite 304, Annual Giving Office, Seattle Pacific University. Her obituary appeared in The Seattle Times on December 21. More

Yost's Article Published

The Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Paul Yost and doctoral student Glenna Chang recently published, "Everyone Is Equal but Some Are More Equal Than Others" in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. The article is a critique of organizations that focus so much attention on developing "high potential" leaders that they overlook the development of others within the organization.


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, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Position
School of Business and Economics, Economics
School of Business and Economics, Management
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family, and Community, Industrial/Organization Psychology Position
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position

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

Loan and Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services

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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