Tuesday, January 19, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Night of Worship on January 19

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a “Night of Worship" will be held January 19 at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event, titled “A Taste of Heaven," will celebrate the message of Dr. King and the vision of humanity's future in the book of Revelation. The special guest speaker is Allen Callahan. More

SBE Dean's Speaker Event: Ada Healey from Vulcan Inc.

Faculty and staff are invited to the next School of Business and Economics Dean's Speaker event on Tuesday, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The featured speaker will be Ada Healey, vice president of real estate for Vulcan Inc.

Women's Tuesday Brownbag Bible Reading

Join us in the Lower Weter conference room on Tuesdays at noon as we read Scripture aloud. On January 19, we'll be starting Daniel. We usually begin reading about 12:10 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch, and we have lots of Bibles so you don't need to bring yours. If you have questions, contact University Communications specialist Kathy Henning at 206-281-2329.

Open House for the New CBTE

There will be an open house to celebrate the formation of the new Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) on Thursday, January 21, 3-5 p.m., in the Theology Graduate House at 303 West Dravus Street. The new center is made possible by a generous grant from the Murdock Trust. You'll have the opportunity to celebrate the launch of this important program; meet the new director for the CBTE, the Reverend Celeste Cranston; and gather in this new space shared with the School of Theology Graduate House. In a brief program at 4 p.m., President Eaton and Vice President for Academic Affairs Les Steele will commission Celeste and her staff for the ministry of biblical and theological education, and dedicate the home for its new mission. If you would like to attend, RSVP to CBTE Administrative Assistant Kathryn Widell at kwidell@spu.edu.

SOT Graduate Studies Open House

If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the School of Theology's (SOT) master of divinity or masters of arts in theology degree programs, plan to attend an SOT Graduate Programs Open house on Tuesday, January 19, 5-6:30 p.m. at the SOT Graduate House at 303 W Dravus Street. SOT Dean Doug Strong and other SOT faculty members will be there to answer your questions. If you need directions or have other questions before the event, contact SOT Administrative Assistant Raoul Perez at 206-281-2342 or raoulp@spu.edu.

New Exhibit at Art Center Gallery

"Framed: An Historical Examination of the Display of Art and Its Effects on Viewers" is a new exhibit opening at SPU's Art Center Gallery on January 19. The exhibit, which examines the varying ways of exhibiting artwork throughout the centuries, is curated by art history major Melissa Brittain. An opening reception for the exhibition is Friday, January 22, 6-8 p.m. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit runs until February 5. More

Thursday Food for Thought With Chris Chaney

The SPU Library is hosting lunchtime readings by SPU authors and speakers. The first speaker for Winter Quarter is Associate Professor of English Chris Chaney on January 21 at 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. Her topic is “Can Rock Music Change the World? U2's Four Irishmen Are Proving That It Can." Chris will share her thoughts on the rock band U2. Few would guess a rock band could actually change the world, but history may judge that U2 has done just that. Blending deep faith with a passionate belief in “the rhetorical strategies of powerful emotions," these four Irishmen have leveraged the intimacy of song into real global change. A close look at several songs will show how. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Women of Lockerbie"

The SPU Theatre Department presents “Women of Lockerbie," January 21-23, 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Inspired by the 1988 terrorist bombing of a commercial airliner, this drama chronicles the journey of one of the victims' parents, as well as the women of Lockerbie's crusade to claim and wash the victims' clothes as a gesture of communal healing and closure. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit the website. More

Latest on iTunes U: Introducing Revelation by Rob Wall

Introducing Revelation: Rob Wall, Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, kicks off the SPU Winter 2010 chapel series with an introduction to the book of Revelation. January 5, 2010. (23:21) More

Staff Members: Sign up for StaffNet

Staff members who would like to be part of StaffNet or have questions about membership should email Staff Council President Megan Hamshar at mego@spu.edu. !StaffNet is an email listserve for SPU staff members.

Winter Quarter Staff Forum on Jan. 20: Introduction to CBTE

Staff Council invites you to the Winter Quarter Staff Forum on Wednesday, January 20, 3-4 p.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Upper Gwinn. The topic is “An Introduction to the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE)." The forum will be led by the CBTE Director Celeste Cranston and Professor Rick Steele, who will guide participants in the lectio divina, a prayerful meditation on Scripture. All SPU staff members are invited, and refreshments will be served.

Mileage Rate Decrease

The IRS has announced that they will decrease the standard business mileage rate for reimbursing business travel expenses, beginning January 1, 2010. The new rate for 2010 will be 50 cents/mile, which is down from the 55 cents per mile rate in effect during 2009.

Get in Shape for the New Year. For Free! And Earn Reward Points!

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to faculty and staff to provide physical fitness assessments, exercise instruction, and even personal training for a period of time. Call 206-281-2081 to request the desired service(s), identify the best days and times to receive them, and leave contact information. WebMD reward points are also available. If you earn at least 50 points, you receive $50 for your flexible spending account 2009-10. Here's an example of a way to earn points.

2 points: If you call to be matched with a student.
10 points: If you train with them and perform the recommended activity 3 times per week.
20 points; If use a weight tracker to track your weight at least twice.
20 points: If you visit the Health Management sites for “Exercise and Weight."

Important Academic 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 Student Academic Services in Demaray Hall 151 through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Long-Term Care Insurance: What's G.I.?

G.I. stands for guaranteed issue. This occurs when an insurance company agrees to provide certain levels of coverage without requiring medical information. An employee who would otherwise be ineligible due to his or her health condition, may be eligible during this upcoming guaranteed issue by enrolling with Standard Insurance, January 18-February 19. If you haven't been previously denied cover age, this will be your one-time opportunity to "lock-in" your long-term care insurance at your present age. Enrollment sessions will be provided by LTC Solutions and held in the Library Seminar Room on the following days.

Tuesday, February 2, 10-11a.m.
Friday, February 5, 8-9 a.m.
Monday, February 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 12 noon-1 p.m.
RSVP's to mccric@spu.edu or 206-281-2676 are required. For more information, visit the website. More

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Thursday, January 21: Women's basketball vs Montana State Billings, 7 p.m. Brougham Pavilion
Saturday, January 23: Men's basketball vs Montana State Billings, 7 p.m. Brougham Pavilion More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Boo, a.k.a Mr. Squeakims, is a 2-year-old chocolate brown fluff ball with satin black face and legs. Rather than meow he squeaks, and as he settles himself on your chest for a nice nap, he sucks his left paw. A little teddy bear with huge round yellow eyes, his blank expression and complete lack of response to his name seems to indicate his head might be stuffed like one as well. We can't help but love him! Zurich is a 10-and-a-half-year old Bernese mountain dog. Considered VERY old for his breed, in his mind he's still a puppy, unfortunately his body doesn't agree. With paws the size of a lion's, he is 120 pounds of love and devotion to ‘his' people. If you're lucky enough to earn his approval, he's likely to sit down, shift to his right hip and lean on you looking up adoringly." Carol Browne, program and budget manager, School of Psychology, Family, and Community. Select the link for a photo of Zurich. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 21. The Bulletin will be published Monday, January 25.


Chaney's Chapter Published

Christine Chaney, associate professor of English, has recently published a chapter on teaching literary and critical theory at religious universities. The chapter "Let There Be Light" was published in The Word in the English Classroom: Best Practices of Faith Integration published by Abilene Christian University Press.

NACCAP Awards to Glancy, Henderson

Director of the Graduate Center John Glancy won the “Graduate Admissions Professional" for 2009 at the annual North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) conference in June. Assistant Director of Graduate Admission Lacey Henderson won NACCAP's “Regional Service" award. Congratulations, John and Lacey!

Welcome, Lisa and Lindsey

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members.

Lisa Burhenn, coordinator of customer service, Conference Services
Lindsey McDowell, manager of administration, Office of University Services


Parrotts New Book Featured in Seattle Times

The newest book of Professor of Psychology Les Parrrott, and his wife, marriage and family therapist Leslie Parrott, was featured in the “Local Books" column in the January 11 Seattle Times. The new book is titled L.O.V.E.: Putting Your Love Styles to Work for You. More

Levison on KUOW January 16

On January 16, Professor of New Testament Jack Levison was a guest on “KUOW Presents," a local radio show on NPR station KUOW (94.9 FM). (This interview was tentatively scheduled for January 12.) He discussed his research on spirituality and his new book, Filled With the Spirit. The segment is available 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, 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

Administrative Assistant, Athletics
Administrative Assistant (.8), Family and Consumer Sciences
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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