Monday, March 15, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Women Falcons in West Regional Finals

The No. 1 seeded women's basketball team advances to the finals against Chico State on Monday, March 15, in Brougham Pavilion, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for faculty and staff (with SPU identification). More

Winter Grades Due March 26

Winter 2010 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 26. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before March 26, they need to contact Kelli Knapp, coordinator of student records, at, so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline, for we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 or

New Website for Center for Integrity in Business

The Center for Integrity in Business has a new website, which posts relevant content on matters related to business and faith. Please let your friends and family in the business community know about this website. More

The Latest Campus Dining News

“They're back by popular demand! Sweet potato fries and onion rings are back at Grill 155 at Falcon's Landing. Also at Falcon's Landing, stop by Subway and get a $5 foot-long Buffalo Chicken sandwich. And don't forget to stop by Academic Perks for homemade pastries for only $1 with the purchase of a grande drink. At Pura Vida's, you'll find a St. Patrick's Day coffee drink – a Butterscotch latte."

Spring Break Hours for Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway

Beginning March 18, Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway will be open limited hours during the week. Subway and the C-Store will be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Pura Vida will be open 7:45 a.m.–11 a.m. Pura Vida, the C-Store and Subway will be closed on the weekends, and resume normal hours on Tuesday, March 30.

Important Announcement about CINCH Program in Gwinn Commons

“On behalf of the Dining Services Team in Gwinn Commons, we apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused with the implementation of the CINCH discount program and the recent abrupt change in the administration of the program. The CINCH program is designed to provide patrons paying the full cash door rate a discounted rate with frequent use to encourage these patrons to utilize our dining facilities. These patrons do not participate in other meal plans or qualify for discounted meal rates through the University. The CINCH program is not intended to be layered with other discounted meal rates or plans. SPU is unique in that we have a 25 percent discounted meal rate established for faculty and staff, where most campuses do not provide this type of discount. In error, we have been offering the CINCH discount in addition to the faculty/staff discounted rate. To thank you for your understanding and continued support, we will continue to honor the CINCH cards and discount tags for faculty and staff currently holding these items through the month of April. On May 1, you will be able to choose only one of the discounted rates, CINCH or the Faculty/Staff rate. We look forward to seeing you in the dining hall!" Kim Karstens, general manager, Campus Dining Services.

Latest Offering on iTunes U: “The Virtue of Profit"

Bill Pollard, former chairman and CEO of The ServiceMaster Company, discusses the purpose of business and the virtue of profit. The SPU Center for Integrity in Business, in partnership with Kiros and the Pinnacle Forum, hosted this event. February 9, 2010. More

“Visions of the Robopocalypse" Ends March 17

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

“For four months, we thought we had the perfect pet. Ruby (pictured at right, eating a piece of parsley), came to us potty trained, sweet, and odor free. Then, all of the sudden, puberty hit and Ruby's good habits went bad. She would hop around our feet, grunting a little mating song — cute. And then leave a little present — not cute. While scouring the Internet for answers, we found this behavior was linked to male bunnies – not females. And alas — at 7 months of age — we've discovered that Ruby is Rubyn after all. We're adjusting to using male pronouns and are especially looking forward to his appointment to get fixed in April. According to the Internet, our perfect little pet will return." Julie Siemens, editor, etc magazine. Select the link for another photo of Rubyn. 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 18. The Bulletin will be published Monday, March 22.


VanZanten's Essays Published

Susan VanZanten, professor of English and director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, recently had two essays published, "African Literature and the New Christianity" appears in vol. 17-18 of the Journal of African Children's & Youth Literature, and her review of Chinua Achebe's The Education of a British-Protected Child was published in the March/April 2010 Books & Culture.

Spina's Paper Read at Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting

A paper written by Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina titled "Canon, Community, (a) Concubine: Biblical Authority or Church Authority"? was read at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, March 4-6, at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

Beauclair's Article Published

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of French Michelle Beauclair's article “Misinterpreting Riots in France: The Need for Cultural Context" was published in the interdisciplinary journal, ámbito de encuentros. The article discusses how recent French riots need to be understood within a larger context that includes not only the history of immigration to France, but also literature and film about immigrant experiences.

Hanson's Paper Published

A paper written by Professor of Music Eric Hanson titled “How We Got Here: Historical Reflections on the Rifts Between Ways of Knowing" was published in the Summer 2009 online edition of the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. The Forum on Public Policy is an online and hard copy peer-reviewed academic journal of the Oxford Round Table Ltd., a nonprofit educational organization chartered in England and Wales. The papers published in the Forum must, in the judgment of peers, have the potential of making a significant contribution to a field of knowledge relating to a pertinent aspect of public policy and academic enquiry. Papers submitted to the Forum emanate from presentations and discussions at symposia of the Oxford Round Table, held in Oxford, England. These meetings are held every year at one or more colleges of the University of Oxford. Read Eric's paper online. More

Terrill's Article Published

An article written by Center for Integrity in Business Director John Terrill titled “The Moral Imperative of Investment Banking" was published recently in Comment magazine. The journal First Things picked up on the piece in their “First Thoughts" blog. Read the Comment article online. More

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 online SPU White Pages.

Kathleen Cifu, loan and collections coordinator, Student Financial Services
Sarah Kilmer, administrative assistant, Athletics
Danielle Locklear, administrative assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences
Cindy Simpson, student loan coordinator, Student Financial Services


Lasworth's Exhibit Reviewed in LA Times

An exhibit by Professor of Art Laura Lasworth titled “The Western Wall" is now on display in the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Her work was recently reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. 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 Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family, and Community, Industrial/Organization Psychology Position
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position

School of Psychology, Family and Community, Psychology 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
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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