Monday, November 8, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: "Your name will no longer be Jacob," Genesis 25:1-36:42

The special guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church is Dr. Richard Allen Farmer. The text is Genesis 25:1-36:42. “After Abraham and his family are chosen to be God's agents in the world, the rest of Genesis tells the story of this family and their development into a nation. They are an imperfect, struggling people, both successful and unsuccessful in their mission to be a blessing. After a particular episode of wrestling with God, Jacob's name is changed to “Israel" – an apt name for family and a nation that is continually wrestling with their God and the mission they've been given to carry out on God's behalf." To learn more about Dr. Farmer's ministry, visit his website. More

Debut of SPU Orchestra

Join us for the debut of the new SPU Orchestra as they perform alongside the SPU Wind Symphony, Friday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Special guests include the Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choir, with a trumpet solo by senior Naomi Fosket. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Perkins Center, Rwanda Partners Screen Wounded Healers

Wounded Healers is a documentary about the power of forgiveness. It tells the stories of seven people, both perpetrators and survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, their reconciliation with each other, and how they are sharing their story to heal their nation. In addition to the film screening, attendees will hear stories from Summer 2010 SPRINT team members and the Rwanda Partners staff. The documentary will be shown Monday, November 15, 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. For more information about Wounded Healers and the Rwanda Partners, visit the website. More

SPU Theater Presents Gulf View Drive, Playwright Visits Campus

The SPU Theatre Department starts its 50th year with a heartwarming comedy, "Gulf View Drive," November 11-13 and 18-20. The story involves May and Raleigh, who move from Kentucky to the Sunshine State to enjoy the good life. Their idyllic dream gives way to visiting relatives, family tension, moral choices, and feuding mothers-in-law. Playwright Arlene Hutton will be a special guest on opening night, November 11. Performances are 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall, with an additional 2 p.m. performance on November 20. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and are available through the Fine and Performing Arts Box Office. For more information, visit the website. More

Screening on new PBS-Produced Documentary, Doing Virtuous Business

Join the Center for Integrity in Business on Thursday, November 18, for a screening of Ted Malloch's new PBS-produced documentary, Doing Virtuous Business. Following the presentation there will be a panel discussion with Malloch, chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group, and other business leaders from the Pacific Northwest. The documentary highlights 12 companies that exemplify virtues today's companies and economies need to thrive. To read more and register, visit the website. More

Award-Winning Flutist, SPU Alumnus Comes to Campus

Award-winning flutist and SPU alumnus James Hall comes to campus for a special recital Friday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall, room 150. The event is free and wheelchair accessible. Prelude music will be performed by the SPU Flute Ensemble. Hall's varied career includes significant achievements as solo recitalist, chamber player, orchestral musician, concerto soloist, and teacher. He is former principal flute with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, and has been co-principal flutist of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, principal flutist of the St. Joseph Symphony, and has also performed with the Sarasota Music Festival Orchestra, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Kansas City Civic Opera, and the Kansas City Chorale. For more information on Hall, visit his website. More

Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions Video Now Available

Did you miss the Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions presentations on October 19? A recording has been now posted on the Human Resources website. You'll also find PowerPoint presentations and a wealth of Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions information at your fingertips. More

SHS Emergency Kits Fundraiser

The School of Health Sciences (SHS) faculty is selling emergency kits as a fundraiser for SHS student scholarships. The kits are designed for two people and come in a backpack. The kit includes emergency blankets, safety goggles, dust masks, moist towelette wipes, rubber gloves, tissues, light stick, small first aid kit, working gloves (with leather palms), emergency ponchos, waterproof matches, 12 water packets, whistles, flashlight with batteries, can opener, and large garbage bag. The kits are $32. Proceeds go toward SHS student scholarships, and you or loved one will have an emergency kit ready to go. Checks can be made out to the SPU School of Health Sciences, and emergency kits can be picked up at the SHS office. If interested, contact SHS instructor Carol Redfield at 206-281-2774 or

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 Winter Quarter registration period. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Winter Quarter scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students must 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:
• Tuesday, November 16: 9 a.m.–noon
• Wednesday, November 17: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Thursday, November 18: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Friday, November 19: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Flu Shots Available on Campus

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $20. Family members (age 15 and older) of faculty and staff who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive influenza shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit. Flu shots obtained at other preferred providers, will be covered 100 percent (subject to the annual preventive care limit of $750). Contact Human Resources for benefit questions at 206-281-2809.

UW Autism Researcher on Campus

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) is proud to announce that Dr. Annette Estes from the University of Washington Autism Clinic will talk about her work on early interventions for autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday, November 9, 7–8 p.m. in the Science Building, room 112. Dr. Estes is the first speaker in a series of talks that mark the launching of the SPFC's “Initiative for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities." For more information about the initiative, contact Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson at or visit the website. More

Host a Student for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to extend hospitality to international students or other students whose homes are far away. If you are willing to include students in your Thanksgiving gathering, email Susan Lane, director of Multi-Ethnic Programs, at and let her know how many you can host. (Note: Students generally feel more comfortable if they can go with another student. Campus housing will remain open over the Thanksgiving weekend.)

Dining Deals at Falcon's Landing

Head over to Falcon's Landing for 50 percent off on all food items at Einstein's Bagels every Friday, 5 p.m. to close. This week at Medley, with any salad purchase, get a free bottled water. At Academic Perks, grab an espresso-to-go during Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to close. Convenient for your time, and for your wallet.

Latest on iTunes U: Interviewing Effectively

This tutorial from the Center for Career and Calling will help you prepare for and master the art of a job interview. August 30, 2010. More

Amnesty International Chapter Invites Faculty, Staff to Join in Letter Writing

SPU's chapter of Amnesty International (AI) has been active for more than 20 years sponsoring letter-writing campaigns and campus events related to human-rights activism. This year, AI is again hosting a letter-writing table immediately before and following group. For faculty and staff who desire to participate in the letter-writing campaign, links to the person or issue of focus and model letters will be distributed electronically via email. If interested, contact Professor of Psychology Mícheál Roe at or 206-281-2252. In addition, AI will be hosting or co-hosting at least one faith/learning forum each quarter related to the Christian's call to human rights activism.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning, grassroots activist organization. AI has 2.8 million members, supporters, and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. AI undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Visit the website for more information. 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

Home Athletic Games This Week. Women's Soccer in Playoffs!

Tuesday, November 9, Men's basketball vs Northwest University (exhibition), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 11, Women's basketball vs George Fox (exhibition), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 11, NCAA Division II women's soccer tournament: Cal State Los Angeles vs Montana State Billings, Interbay Stadium, 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 13, NCAA Division II women's soccer tournament: SPU vs winner of Thursday's match, Interbay Stadium, 1 p.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“My wife and I never thought we would own a dog, but when we first met a fluffy Golden Retriever puppy, we fell in love. Now 2 ½ years old, Doc Bower is an integral part of our family. Aside from loving food, he enjoys playing with his Christmas stocking, sleeping, playing catch, licking peanut butter from his Kong, and tug-a-war. Doc loves other dogs and people too. He might jump on you, but he quickly rolls on his back for a belly rub." Ryan Ingersoll, Library Technology Services coordinator. Select the link for another photo of Doc. 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. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the next deadline is Friday, November 12. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 15.


Houghton Elected President of Music Therapy Association

Adjunct Music Therapy faculty member Nancy Houghton was elected president of the Music Therapy Association of Washington. This professional and student organization promotes and advocates for music therapy. The organization will be working closely with the SPU Music Therapy Director Carlene Brown and SPU students to promote a large music therapy awareness event in February 2011.

Keuss Participates in Conferences

Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, chaired two panels on the work of philosopher Paul Ricoeur at the recent American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta. These panels are the first of a three-year consultation looking at the impact of Ricoeur's work in religious studies. Jeff will be editing a volume of collected essays for Oxford University Press drawn from these consultations and published in 2013 celebrating Ricoeur's centenary.

Koskela Speaks at American Academy of Religion Conference

Associate Professor of Theology Doug Koskela participated in a panel discussion at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting October 31 in Atlanta. The session was convened by the Wesleyan Studies Group of AAR to address “The State of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies."

Chaney's Article Re-Issued

Associate English Professor Chris Chaney had her recent academic journal article re-issued in the first volume of a new book series from Johns Hopkins University Press titled SEL: Indispensable Scholarship. Her article on the Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning is now a chapter in the book titled, Victorian Hybridities: Cultural Anxiety and Formal Innovation, an expanded version of the Autumn 2008 issue of the Johns Hopkins journal SEL: Studies in English Literature. This new book volume, according to editor Logan Browning, reflects "some of the most significant material to appear in our pages" and is an attempt to "enrich and extend our contributions to the discipline" nationally.

Lee's Paper Published

Assistant Professor of Management Donghun "Don" Lee and co-author Ravi Madhavan had a paper published in the Journal of Management, November 2010; vol. 36, 6: pp. 1345-1371. The paper was titled "Divestiture and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis."

Ellis and SOE Graduate's Study Published

A study by Professor of Education Art Ellis and School of Education (SOE) graduate David Zirkle titled “The Effects of Spaced Repetition on Long-Term Map Knowledge Recall" was published in the November 2010 issue of The Journal of Geography, (vol. 109, no. 5). David is a graduate of the SOE doctoral program and is a social studies teacher at Voyager Middle School in the Mukilteo School District. The study lends tentative support to the idea of spaced repetition for purposes of building long-term declarative memory of a school subject. Students who received repeated instruction at 90-minute intervals in learning geographic place-names as opposed to students who reviewed the material conceptually achieved statistically significantly higher results on a test of place-name identification on a map of Middle America. The results point to a flaw in organization of the school day since to repeat basic facts and skills with students at 90-minute intervals, as brain science suggests is appropriate, is not possible given the typical 55-minute schedule of classes in most middle schools.

Welcome, Michelle McFarland

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Michelle McFarland, office assistant, in the Office of Academic Affairs.


Keuss in Seattle Times

Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, was quoted in a story in The Seattle Times on November 2. The story was about Pastor Greg Laurie's “Seattle Harvest" event at Key Arena. More

Parrott's New Book in Seattle Times

You're Stronger Than You Think: The Power to Do What You Feel You Can't, a new book by Professor of Psychology Les Parrott and Bill Dallas, was highlighted in the Book section in The Seattle Times on November 1. More


Faculty Positions

College of Arts & Sciences, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
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
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, 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

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