Monday, September 20, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Annual State of the University Address and President's Picnic

SPU President Philip Eaton will deliver the annual State of the University address on Wednesday, September 22, in First Free Methodist Church. The address will begin after the all-campus worship service, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Immediately following the address, the President's Picnic will be held in Tiffany Loop for all faculty, staff, and student leaders on campus.

Welcome Students and Families to Campus This Week

Welcome Week is Thursday, September 23, through Sunday, September 26. Please take the opportunity to welcome students and families to campus. The Welcome Week schedule can be found online, with the parent and family schedule also linked to this site. If you have any questions, email Student Programs Campus Program Coordinator Andrea Ide at

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 during the first week of the quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Autumn 2010 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 with an academic counselor, located at the check-in table in the lobby directly outside of Demaray Hall 150. Drop in hours are as follows:

Monday, September 27, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28, 8:30.–9:20 a.m., 10:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Important Registration Deadlines

Waitlist ends Thursday, September 23. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on September 23. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist. If you would like to accommodate specific students into your waitlisted course, contact Stephanie Malin at in Student Academic Services by Thursday, September 23. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Increasing class enrollment ends Friday, October 1. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Tiffany Shelton at or Lee Staman at in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 1, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last day to add or drop classes is Friday, October 1. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.

Other registration deadlines. Friday, October 8: Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 8.

Sign Up for Lectio

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education website is now live. Join us September 27 as together we begin a guided journey through Scripture. If you would like to know more about this campuswide initiative, email Kathryn Widell, administrative assistant for the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, at You can sign up now to receive notifications of weekly guided readings. More

Do You Supervise Student Employees?

Student Employment and Student Payroll will be holding two supervisor training sessions. The training will cover student employment policies, paperwork requirements, payroll processes, hiring, and supervising students. Mark your calendar to join us at one of the following sessions: Thursday, September 23, 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 3–4 p.m. in Demaray Hall 255. Both sessions will contain the same information, so feel free to choose the one that best fits your schedule. If you are unable to attend, but would like a copy of the presentation or one-on-one payroll training, contact Christi Rafer, student employment coordinator, at

Sacred Sounds Early-Bird Tickets on Sale Through October 1

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. This year offers two concerts: Monday, November 29, and Tuesday, November 30, both at 7:30 p.m. Sacred Sounds features SPU's nationally renowned Concert Choir and Wind Symphony, along with other acclaimed SPU performing groups. Early-bird discount and group tickets to this popular holiday concert are on sale now through September 30. These concerts sell out fast, so get your tickets early! More

New Time for U.S. Postal Mail Pick Up

From Copying and Mailing Services: “Please be advised that our U.S. postal driver is now picking up the mail at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will now require all mail that you wish to have processed and mailed here in the mail center by 3 p.m. to insure that it is ready to be picked up at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Elaine Stevens at 206-281-2619 or Frank Kinard at 206-281-2663."

New on iTunes U: Van Duzers

Dean of the School of Business and Economics Jeff Van Duzer and adjunct Professor of Theology Margie Van Duzer explore pain and God's faithful love as illustrated in the book of Hosea. January 16, 2008. More

Pet Photo of the Week Resumes

The “Pet Photo of the Week" will resume in October. Please send two photos of your pet with a brief story explaining the photos to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Everyone is free to submit new photos of their pets if they have been previously featured in the Bulletin. (The dog to the right is Wimsey, owned by Web Editor Hope McPherson.)

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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 September 23. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 27.


School of Theology Updates

The faculty of the School of Theology had a productive summer. In addition to our preaching and teaching in a variety of church-settings, faculty worked on the following list of research projects. We encourage our colleagues to engage us in conversation about our work.

Brain Bantum (Theology): “Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity" (Baylor, 2010).
Daniel Castelo (Theology): "Continued Grappling: The Divine Impassibility Debates Today," International Journal of Systematic Theology 12.3 (2010): 364-372.
Nijay Gupta (Scripture): “Worship That Makes Sense to Paul: A Cognitive and Socio-Literary Approach to the Theology of Paul's Non-Atonement Cultic Metaphors," (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 175, Walter de Gruyter; 2010); “Which Body Is a Temple (1 Cor. 6:19)? Paul Beyond the Individual/Communal Divide," the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 72 (2010): 218-36; “To Whom Was Christ a Slave (Phil 2:7)? Double Agency and the Specters of Sin and Death in Philippians," Horizons in Biblical Theology 32 (2010): 1-16; “Torah Like a Spare Tire," Bible Study magazine (June/July 2010).
Jeff Keuss (Ministry): A book titled Freedom of the Self: Kenosis, Cultural Identity, and Mission at the Crossroads, (Pickwick/Wipf and Stock, 2010).
Bo Lim (Scripture): “The ‘Way of the LORD' in the Book of Isaiah," Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 522, T&T Clark, 2010.
Jack Levison (Scripture): Response to Thomas Tobin, “The Contrast of ‘Spirit' and ‘Flesh' in Paul's Ethical Arguments: The Importance of Diaspora Judaism," presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of New Testament Studies (Berlin).
Priscilla Pope-Levison (Theology): Co-director (with Jack Levison) of the Lilly Fellows Summer Seminar on Gender and Christianity, June 20-July 16, at SPU; "Methodist Interracial Cooperation in the Progressive Era: Amanda Berry Smith and Emma Ray," Historical Society of the United Methodist Church and the Western Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and History, SPU.
Rick Steele (Theology): Review of Patriarch Bartholomew's book, Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox; Christianity Today.
Doug Strong (Theology): “Julia Foote: Model of Interracial, Holiness Evangelism," Historical Society of the United Methodist Church, Seattle, July, 2010; “A Symposium on John Wigger's American Saint: Francis Asbury and the Methodists: An Introduction," Methodist History 48:4 (July 2010); “American Methodism: 1740s-1860s," The Wesleyan Studies Project: Methodist History, Videotape, Wesley Ministry Network (2010); “Lorenzo Dow," “Julia Foote," “Borden Parker Bowre and Henry Clay Morrison," From Aldersgate to Azusa Street: Wesleyan, Holiness, and Pentecostal Visions of the New Creation, Henry Knight, ed. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010).
Rob Wall (Scripture): Translation team (1-2 Timothy, Titus) for Common English Bible Version (CEB) (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010); “James" in The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary (Beverly Gaventa and David Peterson, eds., Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010) 894-99; “A Canonical Approach to the Unity of Acts and Luke's Gospel" in Rethinking the Reception and Unity of Luke-Acts (A. Gregory and K. Rowe, eds. University of South Carolina Press, 2010) 172-91.

Fritzberg, Student Facilitate Grant Supporting Student Mentoring Program

Once again this year, Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg, along with the assistance of doctoral student Suzannah Calvery, will facilitate a student mentoring program at two Seattle high schools and two middle schools. Greg has a total of $161,400 in grants that will be used to hire 40-50 university student mentors who will tutor middle and high school students with the goal of preparing them for college preparation classes. The schools involved are Chief Sealth International High School, Denny International Middle School, Ingraham High School, and Hamilton International Middle School. The grant is funded by the Boeing Employees Credit Union, CO-OP Financial Services, Washington state's Higher Education Coordinating Board, and contracts with the Seattle Public Schools through the district's Federal Advanced Placement Incentive Grant.

Sequeira Co-Authors Chapter

Debra Sequeira, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, along with former colleague Douglas Kelley, have coauthored a chapter in the book Casing Interpersonal Communication: Case Studies in Personal and Social Relationships, edited by Dawn Braithwaite and Julia Wood and published by Kendall Hunt. Their chapter, “The Born (Again) Identity," focuses on managing change associated with religious conversion.

Alec Hill Visits SPU

Alec Hill, former dean of the School of Business and Economics and current president of InterVarsity, will be on campus Monday, October 4. There will be an informal, bring-your-own-lunch gathering in McKenna Hall Conference Room from 12-1 p.m. for anyone interested in connecting with Alec.

Overstreet's Lecture on Storytelling Available Online

Last March, University Communications specialist and Response Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet gave the closing lecture at Encounter 10, an arts conference hosted by the International Arts Movement. That presentation, a response to the question “How Shall We Then Tell Stories?" is available for viewing on Vimeo. Jeffrey is an author and movie reviewer. 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 online in the SPU white pages.

Anita Colombara, assistant coordinator of global and urban involvement, Perkins Center
Judy Flathers, assistant to the vice president, University Relations


Faculty Positions

School of Business and Economics, Business Ethics
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position
School of Theology, Christian Ministry Position
School of Theology, Global & Urban Ministry 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

Administrative Assistant, Center for Biblical and Theological Education
Administrative Assistant, Facilty Management
Assistant Director of Campus & Casey Conference Services, University Services
Budget and Records Manager, Facility Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Library Technology Services Coordinator, Library
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Program Assistant, MA-TESOL (.8), College of Arts and Sciences

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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