Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Special Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 17

A special Ash Wednesday service on February 17 will be held in First Free Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday is an ancient church tradition, and marks the beginning of the season of Lent. During this service, you may, if you wish, have ashes imposed on your forehead or hand. Join us as we reflect on the meaning of Lent and the ashes. More

Faculty Recital Feb. 17

Faculty and staff from the Department of Music will perform on February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. This special evening of instrumental music features soloist Cherie Hughes, pianists Amy Boers and Kevin Johnson, trumpeter Brian Chin, guitarist Julian Catford, and Todd Gowers on double bass. The performance is free and wheelchair accessible.

Wind Symphony Concert Feb. 19

SPU's Wind Symphony, featuring Brass, Flute, and Clarinet choirs, will perform Friday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. SPU student Ben Harris will perform Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto on the French horn. The evening's repertoire also includes conductor's Gerry Marsh's “Fanfare of the Seven Trumpets." Admission is free, and the event is wheelchair accessible.

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 sasinfo@spu.edu.

Thursday Food for Thought With Clint Kelly

The SPU Library is hosting lunchtime readings by SPU authors on Thursdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Library Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. The next speaker is novelist Clint Kelly, a communications specialist in the University Communications department. Kelly will read from his article on the family life of Abraham Lincoln, which was published in the February issue of Clubhouse magazine. We'll hear from the impish Thomas “Tad" Lincoln about life in the White House and what it was like to have the nation's president for a father. Clint will provide further insight with a passage from his as-yet-unpublished adult suspense novel, The Lincoln Anomaly. Come learn about the Lincoln you may not know. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

Play Volleyball With Us!

Do you enjoy playing volleyball? You are invited to join with other faculty and staff for a weekly "volleyball fix." We play once a week for about an hour, near the middle of the day. Game time and location changes each quarter. Get the current information by contacting Micah Ransdell, CIS systems analyst, at micahr@spu.edu or 206-286-7294.

Theology and Disability Forum on Feb. 18

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. Professor 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).

Summary Annual Report for Health Plan

SPU is required to file certain information about our health and welfare plan on an annual basis with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This provides your annual notification of SPU's filing. To view the Summary Annual Report, visit the website. More

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 tgatlin@spu.edu 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. More

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. as we read through Leviticus aloud. Feel free to bring your lunch, and we have plenty of Bibles. For more information, contact Kathy Henning in University Communications at 206-281-2329.

Campus Dining News

“This is an exciting week for Campus Dining. We've got some incredible specials and deals we would like to offer you. On Tuesday, Grill 155 in Falcon's Landing will be celebrating Mardi Gras and serving Caribbean jerk chicken with dirty rice, beans, and a fountain drink for $4.99. Make sure to stop by between 11 a.m.–2 p.m. to get your Mardi Gras fix. Also this week, Academic Perks will feature tall blackberry mochas (a delicious blend of espresso, chocolate, and blackberry), for just 99 cents. And don't forget about Pura Vida's next ‘Top Barista' competition. The contest will end February 19, so make sure to stop by Pura Vida and submit your drink recipe today.

Upcoming Athletic Home Games

Thursday, February 18. Men's basketball vs. Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 20. Women's basketball vs. Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Sori (Korean for ‘sound') is a distinctively soprano kitty and the best alarm clock a girl could ask for. Her full name is Soriano, owing to her first owner having been a baseball scout, but in taking an ethnomusicology class shortly after getting her, I realized the shortened version was much more appropriate for this fluffy, chatty, extremely non-athletic cat. In addition to conversing readily with anyone and everyone, she enjoys being fed, staring into space, and curling up on top of heating registers." Bethany Walrad, sustainability coordinator. Select the link for another photo of Sori. 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, February 18. The Bulletin will be published Monday, February 22.


Eaton Elected to NAICU Board

President Philip Eaton has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The association represents private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as student aid, taxation, and government regulation.


Yanik in Broadwaynews.com

A set designed by Professor of Theatre Don Yanik for the upcoming production of “According to Coyote" at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was mentioned in an article on Broadwaynews.com. 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

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

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