Monday, June 14, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Grades Due June 21

Spring 2010 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 21. 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 June 21, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline and they 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

Seattle Sounders Encourage You to Contribute to United Way

SPU kicked off its 2010 United Way campaign on June 7. You should have received a letter about the campaign from Associate Director of Academic Counseling Debbie Crouch, encouraging you to log in and make your gift online. To encourage giving, there will be a drawing for two sets of tickets to the Seattle Sounders soccer match against Dallas on Sunday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. These are VIP club level seats that include access to the field prior to the game and entry to the VIP lounge that includes complimentary refreshments. Please support our local community by making a pledge to United Way by June 30. If you need further information, contact Debbie at 206-281-2446 or Make your gift online. More

SPU Library Shares in Archival Grant

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the granting arm of the National Archives and Records Administration, has awarded $123,188 in direct funds to the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Administered through the Alliance's Northwest Digital Archives program, the project will assist seven small liberal-arts colleges in Oregon and Washington, including SPU, with archival program development and expose basic information about their collections to researchers. The project will involve a consulting archivist to work with existing staff to complete collection surveys of materials, produce catalog records and finding aids for collections, and make that information available to researchers.

What's Your Secret to Good Health?

Response magazine wants to know: What's your secret to good health? Share your thoughts by sending an email to by June 15, and you may see your answer printed in the Autumn 2010 issue of Response.

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Hiatus

The Pet Photo of the Week will resume in October. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories. Enjoy the summer with your pets, and take more photos!

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 28.


Professor Emerita Severson Honored with Scholarship Endowment

Seattle Pacific University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Marilyn S. Severson Scholarship Endowment. SPU's Director of Development for Major Gifts Dean Carrell worked with alumnus Jason Zinza '97 to establish this endowment in gratitude to Severson, professor emerita of European studies (French).

Jason graduated from SPU in 1997 with bachelor of arts degrees in English and political science, and a minor in French. Jason valued his experience as a University Scholar, and has been a regular supporter of Seattle Pacific University. Jason wishes to honor Marilyn Severson by establishing this endowment in her name to support students, with preference to undergraduate students who are juniors or seniors pursuing a major or minor in French and who are studying in the University Scholars program.

Psychology Faculty Attend Conventions

SPU's psychology departments were well represented in presentations and leadership at the 19th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA) in Cancun, Mexico. Perhaps not evident by the simple listing of posters and names are the numerous collaborations between the School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) departments and with other universities. SPFC congratulates these students and faculty for their accomplishments and for showcasing their work to psychologists in the Western region.

Professor of Psychology Kathleen Lustyk, a member of the WPA Council of Representatives, was an invited speaker along with her colleague, G. Alan Marlatt, from the University of Washington. The title of their presentation was “Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention: A Dialogue Between Clinical Science and Neuroscience in the Treatment of Addictive Behavior." Additionally, she and University of Washington colleagues Sarah Bowen and Alan Marlatt), and SPU students Haley Douglas and Winslow Gerrish presented the paper, “Mindful Menses: An Oxymoron, or Are We Onto Something?" She and her students also presented the posters “Can Somatic Awareness Buffer Cardiovascular Responses to Stress in Women? (Susan Locke, Jenna Patterson, Barnali Basu, Haley Douglas, Hilary Carpenter, Madison Newberry) and “Can Premenstrual Symptoms, Trait Anxiety, or Quality of Life Reports Explain Luteal Phase Increase in Stress Reactivity in Women? (Hilary Carpenter, Madison Newberry, Susan Locke, Haley Douglas).

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn was an invited speaker of American Psychological Association's Division 52/International Psychology. The paper's title was “International Disaster Psychology Ethics: A Social Justice Model Embedded in a Family Systems Paradigm," and was based on work with his doctoral advisees Zeba Ahmad, Jake Bentley, and Kendra Jones.

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos was the program chair for the American Psychological Association's Division 52/International Psychology. Within that day of programming, she and her students presented “Globetrekking: Preliminary Results From a Longitudinal, Mixed Methods, Investigation" (Julia Kocheleva, Rebekah Forman, Nicole Myr) as part of a larger symposium titled “The Globalization of Higher Education."

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology David Stewart, with doctoral advisees Jennifer Harris and Jennell Effinger, presented the poster “Enhancing Motivational Enhancement Therapy With Dysregulation Feedback."

Assistant Professor Thane Erickson and colleagues Brittany Shook (Point Loma Nazarene University) and James Abelson (University of Michigan) presented the poster “Moral Elevation Predicts Increased Prosocial Motivation and Low Dysphoria."


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
School of Business and Economics, Management Position
School of Education, Teacher Education 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

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

Lifeguard (temporary), Casey Conference Center
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems

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 #38, Issue #24 | Published by: University Communications

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