Monday, February 22, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: Revelation

Chapel on Tuesday, February 23, will be held in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 am. Come worship as we explore Revelation 17:1–19:10, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!" The Wind Symphony will perform under the direction of Gerry Marsh, and the winning film from the 2010 Revelation Film Commission will be shown. Chapel provides a weekly space for all members of the SPU community to worship and learn the Christian story together. More

Marston Lecture: Professor Owen Ewald

Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald will give the annual C. May Marston lecture on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray 150. He will discuss the continuing relevance of the Roman poet Vergil. Owen teaches Latin, Greek, classical literature, ancient history, and art history, and was named to the C. May Marston Professorship in 2005. More

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 on Wednesday, February 24, 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 25, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; and Friday, February 26, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Spring 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 120.

Thursday Food for Thought with Al Erisman

The last speaker in the library's Winter Quarter “Thursday Food for Thought" lecture series is executive-in-residence Al Erisman, who will share his thoughts on business and faith from the life of Joseph. The event takes place on February 25, 12:30–1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room on the main floor of the library. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to SPU's Senior Gift Kick-off Event

Join the celebration to kick-off this year's senior class gift on Friday, February 26, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in Weter lounge. The senior class voted to direct this year's gift toward funding study abroad scholarships. Your attendance at this event will help the committee create momentum around the gift by showing support for the student body! For more information about this year's gift, join the fan page on Facebook.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Campus

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 22–26). Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the special events planned during the week. An ongoing event all week is the “Alterations Art Exhibit" in Weter Hall lounge. A gifted artist will take modern clothing articles and use them as art. There is also a “Clothing Give Away and Quilt Project." Everyone is invited to bring clothing that is unrealistic to fit into without drastically changing eating and exercise habits, and put it in boxes around campus or Weter Lounge.The clothing donated will be taken to ROOTS, a Seattle nonprofit delivering critical services to homeless young adults and other low income persons. Those who bring clothing to Weter lounge will be invited to decorate a square from their clothing article to be used to make a quilt. Once constructed, the quilt will be displayed on campus to encourage everyone to embrace real beauty.

Tuesday, February 23
“America the Beautiful" documentary and discussion. 8–10 p.m., Otto Miller 109. Learn how culture and media make a daily impact on students, particularly in regards to beauty ideals and standards.

Wednesday, February 24
“Mind of an Eating Disorder," all day, Emerson Hall Lobby. A walk-through exhibit that portrays how a person can progress from having a healthy relationship with food and body to an eating disorder (based on the Eating and Body Image Continuum).

Wednesday, February 24
Reality of an Eating Disorder, 7–9 p.m., Bertona 2. Panel presentation and question-and-answer time to address the reality of life with an eating disorder. Hear stories from those who have struggled, those who have supported loved ones, and the professionals who work with individuals with eating disorders.

Thursday, February 25
“Real Beauty," 7–9 p.m., Moyer Hall lounge. An interactive evening of art stations to challenge yourself to embrace real beauty, rather than constructed beauty; video clips from SPU students discussing their thoughts on real beauty; and discussions focused on instilling hope and a counter-cultural perspective on beauty.

Unable to Afford Health Premiums?

If you are unable to afford health premiums, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer free or low-cost health coverage to children and families. For more information about this program, visit the website. More

Blood Drive on March 5

The Puget Sound Blood Center bloodmobile will be parked near Tiffany Loop on Friday, March 5, 12–6 p.m. You can make an appointment online, or stop by the bus at your convenience. For more information, contact Tamera Kennedy in Student Programs at or 281-2247. More

Looking for Story Ideas

The Office of University Communications is looking for story ideas. Know a good story about SPU faculty, staff, students, or alumni? Submit story ideas about academic research, global engagement, interesting careers, or any other topic to

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Playwright Deborah Brevoort discusses her play The Women of Lockerbie, her writing process, and many other issues in this SPU Theatre Department talkback session. January 23, 2010. More

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

“Visions of the Robopocalypse"

SPU's Art Center Gallery presents “Visions of the Robopocalypse." Originally conceived as a robot-building endeavor, the project later expanded into other media while embracing a variety of dark and often humorous themes. “Visions 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 exhibit runs until March 17. 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.

Upcoming Athletic Games

Thursday, February 25, Men's basketball vs. Central Washington (Senior Night), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 26, Women's gymnastics at the University of Washington, 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 27, Men's and Women's Track and Field, SPU Last Chance Indoor at University of Washington
Saturday, February 27, Women's basketball vs. Central Washington (Senior Night), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Pet Photos Needed!

We're running low on photos for the most popular feature in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Send two photos and a brief story to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Cleo, my brother's five-year-old Great Dane, who regularly visits me on campus. How his family selected Cleo seems typical of how people and their pets get together. When my brother, his wife, and two young daughters arrived at the breeder's house, the puppies were napping in a pile like hamsters. The family's entrance woke them up, and one puppy yawned, stood up, and ran directly toward them. She laid down at their feet and started to play; so she sort of selected them that day. They named her Cleopatra. When they brought her home, she weighed 10 pounds, and is now 130 pounds. Her birthday was Valentine's Day, which may explain the white heart on her chest. She doesn't bark much, loves long walks, swims in Puget Sound, and goes nuts in the the snow." Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager. Select the image for a photo of Cleo riding shot gun in Tracy's car. 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 25. The Bulletin will be published Monday, March 1.


School of Theology Faculty Updates

Professors Jeff Keuss and Sara Koenig presented a paper titled “'Can't You See What Love Has Done?': U2, Paul Ricoeur, and the Hermeneutics of Personhood" at the Hype and the Feedback: U2 Academic Conference at North Central Carolina University in Durham in October.

Professor Jeff Keuss and Rob Willett had an article published in Journal of Youth Ministry, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 2009: 7–24, titled “The Sacredly Mobile Adolescent: Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study Toward Revising of the Third Culture Kid Typology for Effective Ministry Practice in a Multivalent Culture."

Professor Rick Steele wrote two articles, "Christian Virtue and Ministry to Persons with Disabilities" and "The Cross and the Scepter: Mephibosheth and David," that were published in the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, 14:1 (2010).

Snedker's Paper Accepted for Publication

A paper written in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker, and Dr. Hooven and Dr. Herting at the University of Washington, was recently accepted for publication. The paper, “Long-term Effects of a Suicide Risk Prevention Program: Altering Trajectories of Risk from Adolescence to Early Adulthood," will appear in a special issue of American Journal of Health Behavior.

Holmes Elected to Commission on Accreditation

Professor of Music Education Ramona Holmes has been elected to serve on the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation. She is also on the evaluation team for NASM, and will do her first site visit to evaluate the music program at Colorado Christian University this March.

Overstreet's Latest Novel

The new novel by Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet, Raven's Ladder, arrived in bookstores on February 16. A notable review in the Library Journal said, "The rich details, well-developed characters, and complex story will make this a new favorite among fantasy readers...." Everyone is invited to the book's release party next month at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. Jeffrey will read from Raven's Ladder and sign books. Read a rave review about the book in Evangelical Outpost. More


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Clothing and Textiles
College of Arts and Sciences, Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences
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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