Monday, October 25, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “The God of Second Chances" Gen. 7:1-11:32

Vice President for Academic Affairs Les Steele is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His talk is based on Genesis. “In the Flood narrative, we read about God's initial ‘solution' to the corruption of the world – destruction. But in this same story, we discover that this method of solving the problem is ultimately incomplete, because in the pages immediately following the destruction of the world, we find that the same corruption has crept back into the story. God promises not to destroy by water ever again. This sets the stage for what will be God's next and superior plan for the salvation of creation."

Thursday Food for Thought: Hannah Notess

At the next SPU's Library “Thursday Food for Thought," Hannah Notess, managing editor of SPU's Response magazine, reads from Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical, a collection of personal essays she edited. She discusses what it means for women and men who grew up in the church to tell authentic stories of their spiritual lives. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Bring a brown-bag lunch to Library Reading Room. The reading is from 12:30–1:15 p.m. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Potluck

The SPU Asian American Association (AAA) student club invites you to a “Get-to-Know-You" potluck dinner on Wednesday, November 3, at 6 p.m. in Falcon's Club Lounge. Please bring a dish to share. If you have questions, contact AAA President Kirsten Aranas at or AAA Advisor Susan Lane at

Heavenly Treasures Gift Fair

SPU will host a “Heavenly Treasures Gift Fair" on Friday, November 5, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Heavenly Treasures is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of North America. The organization assists craftsmen in developing countries find self-sufficiency and hope through their God-given abilities and talents. One hundred percent of all sale proceeds are reinvested back into their livelihood projects. You can change a life through your Christmas shopping! To learn more about Heavenly Treasures, visit their website. More

Good Seats Still Available for Sacred Sounds!

Don't miss SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and other groups performing sacred and traditional Christmas music from around the world — Monday, November 29, and Tuesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $17 and $20 and can be purchased at Visit the website for more information. More

Latest on iTunes U: President Eaton

SPU President Philip Eaton welcomes the campus community and sets the vision for the coming academic year in the 2010 Opening Convocation. September 28, 2010. More

SFS Closed on November 5

Student Financial Services (SFS) will be closed on Friday, November 5, in order for the SFS staff to hold their annual all-day office planning retreat. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, November 8.

Camp Casey Winter and Spring Reservation

Winter and spring reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are January 3 through June 13, 2011. Reservation requests are due by November 5. The winter and spring requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact the Camp Casey main office at 866-661-6604 or Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Academic Preview This Week

On October 28-29, more than 150 prospective students, plus their parents, will be visiting SPU for Academic Preview event. This is an overnight event where high school juniors and seniors are invited to live in the residence halls, visit classes, learn about academic departments, hear from alumni, taste the delicious on-campus food, and experience life as an SPU student. Please help us welcome these potential SPU students to campus through genuine hospitality and service. If you, or someone you know, are an SPU alumnus and would like to join our alumni panels, contact Visit and Events Coordinator Lisa Nelson at for more information. Thanks for showing these visiting students what SPU is all about!"

"Ripe" Exhibit at Art Center Gallery

The Seattle Pacific Art Center Gallery presents “Ripe," a group show on contemporary experiments in the still-life genre. Many of the paintings feature fruit, or other objects that are swelling, bursting, or decaying. The idea is to affirm the special character of the organic and the physical in a digital age that can seem cut off from the brute material facts of birth, life, woundedness, ecstasy, decay, and death. Artists include SPU art adjunct faculty Zack Bent and Natalie St. Martin, Seattle artists Eric Elliot and Christian van Minnen, and artists Linda Hutchins, Gregory Jacobsen, and Steven Levin. The exhibition is open through December 3. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website. More

Retirement Plan Workshops, Individual Appointments Offered This Week

October 1 was the date that all new retirement contributions transitioned to our new provider, Diversified Investment Advisors. For more information, you can attend a Diversified workshop, which will be repeated a number of times between October 25–29. You can also go online to schedule an individual appointment with a Diversified representative to review your investment allocations and arrange to transfer existing balances. To schedule an appointment, go to To see the complete list of workshops in October, visit the "SmartMoves" newsletter posted on the Human Resources website. More

Home Athletic Games This Week

Thursday, October 28
Women's soccer vs Western Oregon University, 7 p.m. Interbay Stadium

Saturday, October 30
Women's soccer vs Saint Martin's, 4 p.m., Interbay Stadium

Men's soccer vs Saint Martin's, 7 p.m., Interbay Stadium More

Sign Up for Lectio

Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of School of Theology professors. Sign up for email notifications and begin reading anytime. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Oliver (dark) and Bailey (light) are our 3-year-old brother cats who are best buddies, except the times they have wild, fur-flying donnybrooks. Bailey especially loves to snuggle in bed have his ‘too soft' tummy rubbed by my wife, Jo." Don Peter, associate professor of electrical engineering. Select the link for another photo of the brothers. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

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 Thursday, October 28. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 1.


Marsh a Finalist for Meyer Prize

Gerry Marsh, director of music technology and the SPU Wind Symphony, was honored as a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize given by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. He was honored for his symphonic work “Reconciled: A Gospel Oratorio." The Arlin G. Meyer Prize is awarded biennially to a full-time faculty member from the one of the 93 colleges and universities in the Lilly Fellows National Network for “work that exemplifies the practice of Christian artistic or scholarly vocation." This year's prize sought to recognize a conductor or performer of a musical work that emerges from his or her practice of the vocation of the Christian musician, in accord with the principles and ideals of the Lilly Fellows Program. Gerry's work was one of 28 entries reviewed for this prize. Congratulations, Gerry!

Van Duzer Featured Speaker at Faith and Work Conference

Jeff Van Duzer, dean of the School of Business and Economics, was a featured speaker on October 24 for the “Gospel & Culture Lectures," part of a Faith & Work conference at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Other featured speakers in the lecture series include Bishop N.T. Wright, Oz Guinness, and Andy Crouch. To learn more about the lecture series, visit the website. More

Hartje Speaks at Housing Washington Conference

Sandra Hartje, professor of family and consumer sciences, gave a presentation titled “Housing: Is it sustainable if it's not universal"? at the Housing Washington conference on October 19. Housing Washington is the annual state conference on affordable housing.

Williams Gives Presentation on Teacher Leadership

Professor and Chair of Curriculum and Instruction Tracy Williams gave a presentation titled “Activating Teacher Leadership: Teachers as Learners in Leadership Roles" to the Washington State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development meeting on October 15 in Spokane. This is the largest and most significant annual meeting of curriculum leaders and school administrators in the state.


Lemcio's Letter in Seattle Times

A letter written by emeriti faculty member Eugene Lemcio appeared in The Seattle Times on October 20. More


Faculty Positions

School of Business and Economics, Business Ethics
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Theology, Christian 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

Assistant Director of Admissions, Communication and Processing, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director of Campus and Casey Conference Services, University Services
Campus Program Coordinator (.8, 10-months), Student Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Office Assistant (.5, 10-months), Office of Academic Affairs

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 #36 | Published by: University Communications

Submit News | Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines | E-mail the Editor | View the Archives

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018