Monday, March 1, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: Revelation

Morning chapel on Tuesday, March 2, will be led by Instructor of English Suzanne Wolfe. Chapel meets in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. Come worship and explore with us as Suzanne takes us through Revelation 19:11–22:5, "Then I saw a new heaven and new earth." This service provides a weekly space for all members of the SPU community to worship and learn the Christian story together. More

“Born Into the System" Exhibit

“Born Identity" is a visual and interactive exhibit in Emerson Hall lobby that seeks to highlight the nature of white privilege in our society, how it came to be, and what we all can do in response. Daily guided tours are offered, or you can walk through the exhibit at your own pace. Guided tours are 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday. A discussion session is Thursday, March 4, 8-9 p.m. in the Emerson classroom to allow participants an opportunity to dialogue about their experience and hear reflections from members of the SPU community. This exhibit is sponsored by the Bridges Program in Residence Life.

Nursing Career Day Open to All

The School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Puget Sound area nurse recruiters and nursing students. On Friday, March 5, nursing recruiters will be on campus to hear a presentation about best practices in attracting and retaining new nurses. In the afternoon, recruiters will have a traditional career fair for students 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Although the focus is nursing, any undergraduate or graduate student interested in a health care career is welcome. Please invite your students and feel free to drop by yourself! For more information, contact Associate Professor of Nursing Chris Henshaw at or 206-281-2612.

A Choral Concert

The Men's and Women's Choirs present their winter concert on Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Campus Dining News

This week at Grill 155 at Falcon's Landing, our new SPU graduate student chef, Caroline Suryadi, is sharing her mother's Indonesian-style grilled chicken recipe. This recipe brings together a delicious blend of distinct spices, such as lemongrass, garlic, and sweet soy sauce. This special is served with jasmine rice for only $4.99. Better yet, make it a combo and add a 20 ounce fountain beverage of your choice for a $5.49 meal deal.

Also, make sure to stop by Pura Vida to try the “Top Barista" winner's drink, the Trifecta. The Trifecta is an irresistible mix of espresso, milk, chocolate, white chocolate, and caramel. The winner was Jessica Mayberry, a freshman and an intended biochemistry major. (Congratulate her if you see her around campus or in classes.) If you want to be the winner of Round 2, stop by Pura Vida and submit your original recipe. After four rounds we will determine a final winner that will be named the “Top Barista."

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 always 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

Latest Offering on iTunes U: Weter Lecture by Ben McFarland

“The Chemical Constraints on Creation: Natural Theology and Narrative Resonance." Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland describes how the periodic table of the elements and the laws of thermodynamics provide chemical constraints on how life could happen, to the point that we can know much of the procedure of creation. February 2, 2010. (1:32:30) 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.

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 fall, we became the proud owners of four chickens. It has been such a riot to watch these funny birds hanging out in the yard every day. They are beautiful, amusing, and, of course, we love the daily supply of fresh eggs. We got the chickens as young hens, and recently discovered our buff orpington we named Daisy is actually a Duke! Imagine our surprise to find out that our sweet Daisy was a burly rooster all along. Now Duke watches over his harem (Maybelle, a laced Wyandotte; Betsy, a New Hampshire red; and Miss Scarlett, a Rhode Island Red) with great care, and starts cock-a-doodle-dooing whenever he loses sight of one of his wives. As long as the neighbors don't mind him, we'll keep him around. Here is a picture of Maybelle when she was a pullet." Ursula Krentz, assistant professor of psychology. Select the link for a photo of Betsy and the others. 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, March 4. The Bulletin will be published Monday, March 8.


Fitch Participates in Pre-Med Panel, Appointed National Liaison

Associate Professor of Biology Cindy Fitch was a featured panelist at the "Kaplan Insider" premedical panel and information night held at the University of Washington campus on February 23. Other featured panelists were premed advisors at Seattle University and University of Washington. The dean of the new University of Washington's Osteopathic Medical School, Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences, and the director of admissions at the University of Washington School of Medicine were also panelists. More than 100 premed students from all over Seattle were in attendance. Cindy has also been appointed the national liaison from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUHPA), which involves coordinating communication between health sciences advisors and students and undergraduate and graduate educational programs in health care administration.

Jab's Article to Be Published

Associate Professor of Communication Lorelle Jabs' article, “You Can't Kill a Louse With One Finger: A Case Study of Interpersonal Conflict in Karamoja, Uganda," will be published in the July issue of Peace and Change.


Vokos in Gulf Times

Professor of Physics Stamatas Vokos was interviewed for an article in The Gulf Times, based in Doha, Qatar. Stamatas was in Qatar to participate in a workshop for science teachers as part of a research study funded by Qatar Foundation's National Priorities Research Program. Read the story online. 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, History Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Physical Education/Exercise 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

Assistant Director of Systems and Reporting, Development
Associate Dean for School of Theology Graduate Programs, School of Theology
Central Systems Team Manager, Computer and Information Systems
Director of the Asian-American Ministry Program, School of Theology
Gift Receipting and Acknowledement Supervisor (Temporary), Development
Graduate Computer Services Manager, Graduate Center
Loan and Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Technical Accountant, Finance
University Fund Assistant, Development Office

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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