Monday, February 8, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel This Week: Bob Ekblad and Revelations

Morning chapel on Tuesday, February 9, will be led by Dr. Bob Ekblad in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. Come worship and explore with us as Dr. Ekblad discusses Revelation 8-11. The title of his talk is “You Have Begun to Reign!" Bob is executive director of Tierra Nueva and The People's Seminary in Burlington, Washington. A minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he holds a doctorate of theology in Old Testament and is known internationally for his courses and workshops on reading the Bible. This service provides a weekly space for all members of the SPU community to worship and learn the Christian story together. More

Spring Quarter Registration Begins Feb. 22

Registration for Spring Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 22. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 1. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services 206-281-2031 or

Multi-Ethnic Programs Present “My Black History Experience"

SPU's Multi-Ethnic programs present “My Black History Experience" with Jeffrey Keuss, associate professor of Christian ministry, on Tuesday, February 9, 4-4:50 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Join multi-ethnic programs and Professor Keuss for this event that reminds us that black history is our history. Professor Keuss' remarks will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

Winter Jazz Concert

SPU's own Jazz Ensemble takes the stage for a special evening of music on Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday Food for Thought With Owen Ewald

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 Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald, who will talk about “What Is Beauty? Three Answers From Socrates, and Why They're All Wrong." You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

Theology and Disability Forum

The Theology Student Union is sponsoring a forum titled “Theology and Disability: An Interdisciplinary Approach," Thursday, February 18, 1-2 p.m., in Demaray Hall 150. Dr. Amos Yong, the J. Rodman Williams professor of theology at Regent University, School of Divinity, is the keynote speaker. Evangelicalism needs a plausible theology of disability that can enable the contemporary church's engagement with the world regarding this issue. Much can be learned, it will be suggested, from consulting gains made in other fields of inquiry. The lecture provides an interdisciplinary perspective for the forging of a more relevant and truthful theology of disability, not only for people with disabilities, but also for the church's mission and discursive. Dr. Yong's graduate education includes degrees in theology, history, and religious studies from Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland State University, and Boston University. He has published six books on theology of religions, theological method, pneumatological theology, Pentecostal theology, and theology and disability, including Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity (Baylor University Press, 2007).

Winter Census Information Available From IDM

The winter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public, others are available to only SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

New Exhibit at Art Center Gallery

SPU's Art Center Gallery presents “Visions of the Robopocalypse," February 15–March 17. Originally conceived as a robot-building endeavor, the project later expanded into other media while embracing a variety of dark and often humorous themes. “Visons of the Robopocalypse" is a collaboration between Andrew Peterson, SPU art adjunct faculty, and the Sanctuary Art Center (SAC), a nonprofit art studio serving homeless youth and young adults in Seattle. Each aspect of the installation was designed by Peterson and his young SAC partners. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street. It's open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

Women's Brownbag Bible Reading: Leviticus

Is Leviticus keeping you from reading through the Bible? It's been said that it's impossible to understand the full import of Jesus' work on the cross without knowing Leviticus. Fifteen books of the New Testament quote Leviticus for a total of 107 times. Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves comes from Leviticus 19:18. Is it time for you to take on this amazing book? Join us in the Lower Weter conference room on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. beginning February 9 as we read through Leviticus aloud. Feel free to bring your lunch, and we have plenty of Bibles. For more information, contact Kathy Henning at 206-281-2329.

Are You the Next Top Barista?

If you want the glory that comes with everyone on campus sipping your coffee creation, submit your original drink recipe at Pura Vida. Pura Vida is looking to uncover the greatest, most innovative drink SPU has to offer. Submitting your drink creation could win you the prestigious title of “Top Barista," and your drink could become Pura Vida's featured drink. Not only will you have the title of “Top Barista," but you will also win 25 campus dining points and a goody bag! If you want to be the “Top Barista," make sure to stop by Pura Vida and submit your original drink recipe before Friday, February 19. While you're at Pura Vida, try our Valentine's Day raspberry mocha, an irresistible blend of raspberry, chocolate, and espresso. Get it while it lasts!

Upcoming Athletic Home Games

Thursday, February 11. Men's basketball vs. Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 12: Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 13. Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 8:30 a.m.
Women's basketball vs. Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 14. Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 8 a.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Now 11 years old, my Jack Russell Terrier, Wimsey, has slowed down quite a bit. He hasn't slowed down completely, though, and is still running his world. My parents take him to their real estate office almost every day, and my dad added him as a staff member on their website. Still, he often falls asleep on his chair -- waking up only in time for lunch." Hope McPherson, Online Communications Specialist, University Communications. Select the link for a photo of Wimsey eating lunch with his grandhuman. 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 11. Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the Bulletin will be published Tuesday, February 16.


University Communications Receives 14 CASE Awards

The Office of University Communications recently received a total of 14 CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VIII 2010 Communication Awards. CASE District VIII includes public and private schools in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada. This is the second year in a row that UC has won 14 awards, the most ever for SPU in one year. The 2010 CASE awards include:

Gold Award for Individual Photo-Illustrations. “The Kingdom and the Gospel" brochure. Graphic Designer: Brian Glassco; Photographer: Alex Park.

Gold Award for Viewbooks and Prospectus Publications. etc magazine. Editor: Julia Siemens; Art Director: Dale Kegley; Writers: Reece Carson, Allie Fraley, Kathy Henning, Clint Kelly, Hope McPherson, Jeffrey Overstreet, and students.

Gold Award for Direct Mail and Advertising. “People of Hope" advertising series. Designer: Rich Kim; Editor and Writer: Jennifer Gilnett; Writer: Clint Kelly.

Gold Award for Special Event Publications. “Choose Your Own SPU Adventure" Orientation package. Writers: Kathy Henning, Jeffrey Overstreet; Designer: Brian Glassco.

Gold Award for General Interest Magazines. etc magazine. Editor: Julia Siemens; Designer: Dale Kegley; Writers: Reece Carson, Allie Fraley, Kathy Henning, Clint Kelly, Hope McPherson, Jeffrey Overstreet, and students.

Silver Award for Viewbook and Recruiting brochure copy. etc magazine. Editor: Julia Siemens; Writers: Reece Carson, Allie Fraley, Kathy Henning, Clint Kelly, Hope McPherson, Jeffrey Overstreet, and students.

Silver Award for Photo-Illustrations. “Choose Your Own SPU Adventure" Orientation package. Designer: Brian Glassco; Photographer: John Keatley.

Silver Award for General Interest Magazines. Response magazine. Editor: Jennifer Gilnett; Designer: Rich Kim: Writers: Jeffrey Overstreet, Clint Kelly, Reece Carson, Alison Estep, Kathy Henning, Hope McPherson, Tracy Norlen.

Silver Award for Recruitment Brochures and Direct Mail. “Transfer Guide." Editor: Julia Siemens; Designer: Brian Glassco.

Silver Award for Email or Web-Based Newsletters and Magazines. Online etc magazine. Editor: Julia Siemens; Print Designer: Dale Kegley; Web Editor: Allie Fraley; Web Designers: Allie Fraley, Melissa McCauley, Ciara Hylarides, Eric Crissman, Jacob Lane.

Bronze Award for Individual Illustrations. “How Real Students Pay for College" etc cover. Illustrator: Keith Negley.

Bronze Award for Annual, Semiannual, or Biennial Reports. “Growth and Gratitude" annual giving report. Editor and Writer: Alison Estep; Designers: Chris Kennedy, Dale Kegley, Rich Kim.

Bronze Award for Multi-Page Print Design. “Choose Your Own SPU Adventure" Orientation booklet. Designer: Brian Glassco.

Bronze Award for Cover Design. “How Real Students Pay for College" etc cover. Designer: Dale Kegley; Illustrator: Keith Negley.

Bikos Guest Edits Special Issue of Mental Health, Religion, & Culture

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos and colleague Dr. M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University co-edited a special issue of Mental Health, Religion, & Culture devoted to "Psychological Functioning of International Missionaries." In this special issue, three manuscripts were authored by Lynette and School of Psychology, Family, and Community doctoral students, including the dissertation of Michael Klemens '08,"Psychological Well-Being and Sociocultural Adaptation in College-Aged, Repatriated, Missionary Kids" Also in the issue were articles from two student and faculty projects, "A Consensual Qualitative Investigation Into the Repatriation Experiences of the Young Adult, Missionary Kids," and "First-Year Adaptation of Female, Expatriate Religious and Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Mixed Methods Analysis."

Hartnett Establishes Partnership With Shoreline School District, Union Gospel Mission

Students in the School of Education will tutor students in the AVID program at Shorewood and Shorecrest High School thanks to a partnership established by Assistant Professor of Education Sharon Hartnett. The AVID program identifies students who are often overlooked in high schools, but who with help can become ready for college. In addition, Sharon established a tutor program with the Union Gospel Mission. The program will supply tutors to work with children and adolescents who temporarily live at the Mission. She will also partner with Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Kris Gritter to supply certified English teachers for summer teaching jobs at the Mission.

Gilnett Lectures on C.S. Lewis

Fine Arts Marketing Associate Kim Gilnett was the keynote speaker for the C.S. Lewis Lecture series at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, January 20-21. Kim has spent more than 30 years studying Lewis, and helped restore Lewis' home known as “The Kilns." He regularly lectures on Lewis in Oxford, England, hosts summer seminars, and conducts tours of the Kilns. Read more about Kim's recent lectures. 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 (.8), Family and Consumer Sciences
Central Systems Team Manager, Computer and Information Systems
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

Volume #37, Issue #6 | Published by: University Communications

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