Monday, February 1, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel This Week: Miriam Adeney and Revelations

Morning chapel on Tuesday, February 2, will be led by Associate Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney. Chapel is held in First Free Methodist Church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Come gather with us and explore the book of Revelation as Miriam speaks on Revelation 4:1-8:1, “See the Lion of Judah has conquered!" This service provides a weekly space for all members of the SPU community to worship and learn the Christian story together. More

Thursday Food for Thought With Tali Hairston

The SPU Library is hosting lunchtime readings by SPU authors and speakers on Thursdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Library Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. The next speaker is Tali Hairston, director of the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. Hairston will explore the relationship between love and reconciliation as seen through the work of several historic Christian ministry leaders. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

Commissioning Feb. 4 for Nursing Students Going to Vietnam

A message from the School of Health Sciences: For the fifth year, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) will send a team of 10 senior nursing students to Vietnam to study pediatric and community health nursing, and to serve the people of Vietnam. They will be led by SHS Instructor Barbara Jabbusch, and supported in Vietnam by LaRelle Catherman, executive director of MEDRIX and alumna of our graduate nursing program. While in Vietnam, students are paired with a Vietnamese nursing student and a Vietnamese physician. They spend about two-and-a-half weeks in an urban, 250-bed children's hospital, then go to a rural area to work in a small hospital and clinic. The students provide health and hygiene education, immunizations, and home health care. We'd like to invite the SPU community to two events related to this trip.

Thursday, February 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bertona 3. Commissioning of team and send-off celebration.

Thursday, April 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Demaray 358. Students report on their trip and what they learned.

In addition, we invite you to pray for the students and professors as they are abroad from February 5 through March 17. Many of you have participated in the education of these students. Thank you for all you have done. Through them, you will have a presence in Vietnam.

Camp Casey Reservations

The current reservation policy for Camp Casey is under review by the President's Cabinet. This updated policy may impact reservations that are longer than a two-night stay. However, in the interest of moving the process along for the next reservation period, full-time faculty and staff can now submit their first, second, and third choices for reservations between February 1-June 13, 2010, by emailing The lottery drawing for spring reservations will be held on February 5, and reservation notices will be sent out by February 10.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Campus Dining

A message from Campus Dining Services: Are you in need of a little pick me up? Come by Academic Perks at Falcon's Landing to try the new Blackberry Pie Mocha. Make sure you come by on Blackberry Friday, when you get more drink for your buck. Every Friday, when you buy a blackberry flavored drink, you can upgrade your tall drink to a grande size for free! Or, if you purchase a grande drink, add a pastry for only $1! It's a perfect pair! Also, if you're looking for a lighter note, don't forget about Simply To Go! Simply To Go has an assortment of healthy snacks, including fruit and vegetable cups, yogurt, apples, oranges, pudding, and hard-boiled eggs. Simply To Go is also perfect for an impromptu lunch meeting. Stop by Falcon's Landing or the C-Store to pick up one of our fresh salads, delicious wraps, or hearty sandwiches.

Latest on iTunes U: Associate Professor of Art Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman

“Look, He Is Coming With the Clouds!" Revelation 1:1-8. Associate Professor of Art Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman introduces the elements of symbolism in the book of Revelation. January 12, 2010. More

"Framed: An Historical Examination of the Display of Art and Its Effects on Viewers"

"Framed: An Historical Examination of the Display of Art and Its Effects on Viewers" is currently on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The exhibit, which examines the varying ways of exhibiting artwork throughout the centuries, is curated by art history major Melissa Brittain. 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

Long-Term Care Insurance: Additional Session Added

Due to the huge response for long-term care insurance guaranteed issue, another session has been added on Tuesday, February 9, 10-11 a.m. The “guaranteed issue" (G.I.) period is January 18-February 19. G.I. 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 G.I. by enrolling with Standard Insurance, January 18-February 19. If you haven't been previously denied coverage, this will be your one-time opportunity to "lock-in" your long-term care insurance at your present age. The remaining enrollment sessions will be provided by LTC Solutions and held in the Library Seminar Room on the following days.

Friday, February 5, 8-9 a.m.
Monday, February 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 9, 10-11 a.m.
RSVPs to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676 are required. For more information, visit the website. More

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Saturday, February 6. Women's basketball vs. Northwest Nazarene, 2 p.m., Brougham Pavilion

Saturday, February 6. Men's basketball vs. Northwest Nazarene, 4 p.m., Brougham Pavilion More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Casey (named affectionately after Camp Casey) is a new addition to our family. He came to us through a friend from my daily bus commute. Although my family was hesitant (pugs snort, snore, and shed a lot), we decided to take him on a one-week ‘trial basis.' Within two hours, my husband, son, and daughter were smitten and it was a done deal! Casey loves to take walks, eat (inhales meals in less than 15 seconds), sleep, and, most importantly, snuggle on our laps. This adorable pug has stolen our hearts and we cannot imagine a day without him." Linda Nolte, Alumni office manager. Select the link for another photo of Casey. 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, February 4. The Bulletin will be published Monday, February 8.


Newly Released, Translated Texts From Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty

Professor of Family and Consumer Science Sharleen Kato's book Teaching was released this month by Goodheart-Willcox Publishers (2010). The high school level textbook, along with the accompanying instructional CD, is intended for secondary students in career and technical education teaching academy programs. Associate Professor Jaeil Lee's textbook, Technical Sourcebook for Designers (with C. Steen, Fairchild Publishers, 2009), is being translated into Korean by Sigma Press, one of the major textbook publishers in Korea. Jaeil is heavily involved with the translation. Associate Professor Gaile Moe received notice that her co-authored text, Wardlaw's Perspectives in Nutrition, 8/e (2008) is being translated and published in Chinese (long form) by McGraw-Hill International Enterprises Inc., and in Spanish by McGraw-Hill Interamericana Editores (Mexico).

Kelly Publishes Thrice in February

Clint Kelly, communications specialist in University Communications, has written articles published in the February issues of three different periodicals: "My Dad by Tad," an imaginary interview with Abraham Lincoln's son, appeared in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse magazine; "Everyday Missions," a look at how families can serve the world beginning locally, appeared in HomeLife magazine; and "Dad's Golden Hour," tips for men who want to read to their children, appeared in Mothering magazine.

Mezulis' Article Published

An article written by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis and her doctoral advisee, Kristyn Funasaki, was recently published in the journal, Sex Roles. The title of their article was "Modeling the Gender Difference in Depression: Commentary on Cambron, Acitelli, and Pettit."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found through the SPU online White Pages.

Katie Cress, graduate administrative assistant, School of Health Sciences
Edie Finnell, academic counselor, Student Academic Services
Hannah Notess, managing editor, Response magazine, University Communications
Debbie Taylor, coordinator of customer service, Casey Conference Center


Davis on KOMO-AM

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed by KVI radio (570 AM) on January 26 and KOMO radio (1000 AM) on January 27. Both interviews were about President Obama's State of the Union address.


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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