Monday, November 15, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: "Joseph, Judah, and Tamar:" Genesis 37:1-38:30

The special guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 16, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church is Stephen Michael Newby, director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship. “The narrative of Judah and Tamar is strangely set into the beginning of the Joseph story. But these two incidents share a common message: that God's plan for this family and nation will move forward, even if by strange (even profane) means. Through the abuse and enslavement of Joseph, the nation is saved. Through the abuse and deception of Judah and Tamar, the line continues. We learn that God may redeem methods and people that we once considered out-of-bounds."

Faculty, Staff Invited to “Becoming Soul Mates" Seminar

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) is pleased to sponsor "Becoming Soul Mates" – a fun, thought-provoking, and immeasurably practical marriage enrichment and preparation seminar, on Saturday, January 15, 2011. SPU Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and Marriage and Family Therapist Leslie Parrott, two of America's leading relationship experts, will lead this event. A new feature of this year's seminar is a choice of workshops led by SPFC faculty, who are licensed and practicing clinical practitioners and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. Workshops topics are:

• Dancing in the Sheets: Claiming God's Gift of Sexual Passion in Marriage
• Married for Good: The 5 Hidden Secrets of Lasting Love
• Child Proofing Your Marriage – At Any Stage
• Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts – for Newly and “Nearlyweds"
• Becoming a Marriage Mentor Couple

Cost is $89 per couple if registered before December 6, ($125 after). The first 75 couples to register by December 6 will receive copies of two of Les and Leslie Parrott's books: Time Together and Bring Home the Joy. All attendees will receive the book, Love Talk, except couples attending the “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts" workshop, who will receive separate materials. For more information and to register, visit the website. More

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 Healersand the Rwanda Partners, visit the website. More

SPU Theater Presents “Gulf View Drive"

The SPU Theatre Department starts its 50th year with a heartwarming comedy, "Gulf View Drive," November 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. 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. 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 Still Available

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231, or visit during a walk-in clinic November 17 and 24, 1:30–3 p.m. 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.

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

At Falcon's Landing, grab a quick and cheap meal at Grill 155. This week only, corn dogs are $.79. If you want something healthier, head over to Medley and say hello to Nigel. Mention "discount" and Nigel will make your custom-made salad creation for 20 percent off.

Latest on iTunes U: Celeste Cranston

In God's vision for human life, Genesis 2, we discover that Adam and Eve are “naked and without shame," indicating the openness and vulnerability for which we are created and for which we long. By Rev. Celeste Cranston, Director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education. October 5, 2010. More

Home Athletic Games This Week

Friday, November 19
--Women's basketball: Sodexo Classic in Brougham Pavilion: SPU vs. San Francisco State, 5 p.m.; Western Washington vs. UC San Diego, 1 p.m.
--Men's basketball: Sodexo Classic in Brougham Pavilion: SPU vs. Cal State East Bay, 7 p.m.; Western Washington vs. Dixie State, 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 20
--Women's basketball: Sodexo Classic in Brougham Pavilion: SPU vs. UC San Diego, 5 p.m.; Western Washington vs. San Francisco State, 1 p.m.
--Men's basketball: Sodexo Classic in Brougham Pavilion: SPU vs. Dixie State, 7 p.m.; Western Washington vs. Cal State East Bay, 3 p.m.
--Cross country: SPU men and women at NCAA West Regionals, East Lake Padden Park, Bellingham, races at 10 and 11:15 a.m. More

“Pet" Photo of the Week

“This is Stormy, the adopted apartment building cat. A family moving out of a house across the street about three years ago left him behind. Since then, he hasn't been interested in being anyone's personal pet. He will saunter into our apartments, but refuses to be stuck indoors, so a small group of us came up with a plan. He lives in a rather elaborate set-up under an eave off the back of my apartment building, which includes a box with a blanket that gets changed once a week, heat lamp, and a waterproof cover in the winter months and a shade screen for the summer. Even though he wishes to remain outdoors, he still loves affection and greets me in the same spot just about every day when I come home." Kathleen Cifu, loans and collections coordinator, Student Financial Services. Select the link for another photo of Stormy. 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, November 18. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 22.


Chin Invited to Perform With Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra

Assistant Professor of Music Brian Chin was invited as a guest principal trumpet player to perform Poulenc's “Sinfonietta for Orchestra" with the prestigious Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra on November 6. While he was there, he also taught a master's class for the Hong Kong Academy, a widely respected music school similar to The Juilliard School in the United States.

Braden Serves on Fulbright Grants Committee

Kathleen Braden, professor of geography, served as a member of the national committee in Washington, D.C., that selected final candidates to nominate for Fulbright grants to Russia, Ukraine, and other states of the former U.S.S.R.

Hudson Gives Presentation

Assistant Professor of Special Education Debby Hudson gave a presentation at the Division of Early Childhood chapter of the Council for Exception Children Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 15. She presented with a group of researchers from the University of Washington, Ohio State University, and the University of Montana. The group's objective for the session was to present research on inclusionary practices in early childhood from the perspective of individual, classroom, district, and state practices. Debby's presentation was from the perspective individual practices titled, “Increasing Social Interactions With Young Children With Autism in Inclusive Settings."

Steinke Presents Paper

Gerhard Steinke, professor of management and information systems, presented a paper, “Integrating Failure Mode Effect Analysis Into the Medical Device Approval Process," at the International Information Management Association meeting, October 17-20. The paper was coauthored by previous graduate students Vanie Kurniawati '10 and Jim Nindel-Edwards ‘03.

Edwards Presents Workshop

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards presented an all-day training workshop for mental health professionals and case managers of Grant Mental Healthcare and Integrated Services on November 5 in Moses Lake. The training focused on integrating solution-oriented therapies and applications of interventions within the diverse services provided within a county mental health agency.


Vokos in Issaquah Press

Professor of Physics Stamatis Vokos was quoted in a story in the Issaquah Press on November 2. Stamatis talks about Issaquah High School physics teacher Tom Haff, who won the first “Outstanding High School Teacher Award" given by the American Association of Physics Teachers. 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
Coordinator-Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
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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