Monday, November 22, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Thanksgiving Chapel on Tuesday. Offices Closed.

The annual Thanksgiving Chapel is Tuesday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. SPU offices will be closed for this event. Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison will close out the Autumn Quarter study of Genesis with a homily. The service will combine a reflection on the life of Joseph with stories of thanksgiving from members of the SPU community. God does not create the evil, but God's story of salvation can encompass and re-frame it." During the service, an offering will be taken for the University's "Benevolent Fund," which helps support SPU community members in times of unusual financial and personal hardship. You can make checks payable to SPU.

Visit IDM's New Website; Autumn Quarter Data Available

Most of the Autumn Quarter 2010 reports are now available on the Information and Data Management's (IDM) website. Information on IDM's home page is open to the general public, and can be found under “Quick Stats" at the bottom of the page. Check out the “Quick Stats" by selecting “Autumn enrollment" and you'll discover some charts that show autumn trends, some going as far back as 1975.

The “Faculty & Staff Dashboard" is a secured site that requires entering your credentials (email and password). Before exploring this website, select the “Take a Tour" link at the bottom of the page, which is an introduction to the site and explains how the security works.

If you've questions as you review IDM's website, select “Contact Us." Further announcements will appear in the Bulletin as updates are made to the website. More

Latest on iTunes U: Professor Wayne Johnson

Professor of Music Wayne Johnson performs a collection of piano favorites by Chopin, Granados, and Gershwin. More

Try Circuit Training During Lunch in Brougham Pavilion

Do you sit all day? Feel lethargic? Need to get moving but want a little guidance? Join Dale Cannavan, assistant professor of physical education, for circuit training classes Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the upper gym in Brougham Pavilion. Classes are suitable for ALL fitness levels, and while intended to "make you work," they will also be fun. No RSVP required - just join us. Learn more about circuit training at this website. More

Early Registration Discount for “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

Flu Shots Still Available. Walk-In Clinic Nov. 24

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 Wednesday, November 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.

This Week's Dining Deals at Falcon's Landing

Head over to Einstein's Bagels for a whole week of deals! There's a discount every day this week, so make sure you don't miss out. The "Twice Is Nice" special is back at Pura Vida and Academic Perks. Stop by between 10–11 a.m. and 3–5 p.m. this week and receive 20 percent off your purchase. This holiday season, Pura Vida and Academic Perks are offering some great flavors such as eggnog, gingerbread, and peppermint. Want to try something different? Try the new “Pepsi Polar Shock" slushies now available at the C-Store. Come by and try something new!

More Pet Photos Needed!

We're running low on pet photos. Send in two pictures and a brief explanation of the photos to Fac/Staff Bulletin Editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“My dad has always had a fondness for Old English sheepdogs, and he and my mom recently bought a puppy from an Oregon breeder. Miss Daisy arrived at 8 weeks and 19 pounds. She's now about 4 months old and has doubled in size. She also worships my elderly terrier, Wimsey, and she waits at the door for him; brings him toys; and throws herself onto ‘his' chair when he arrives. He, on the other hand, tolerates her – up to a point. (You can watch this morning ritual by selecting the video link at the end of this announcement.) " Hope McPherson, web editor, University Communications. 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 Thanksgiving holiday, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 29.


Van Duzer Interviewed About Latest Book

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer has been interviewed about his new book, Why Business Matters to God. Jeff has been interviewed on several radio stations, including local station KCIS-AM. He also spoke about the book at several retreats and workshops, including one at University Presbyterian Church on November 20.

Segall Presents Paper at Middle East Studies Conference

Associate Professor of English Kimberly Segall presented a paper titled "Melancholic Feminism: Virtual and Public Identities in Baghdad" at the Middle East Studies Conference in San Diego. This paper argues that there are shifting identifications for women in Baghdad after the second Gulf War. These changing affinities speak of how women are coping with violence, writing as a form of healing, and witnessing to the affects of war. The text for this paper is an autobiography, written by a Sunni feminist, who works as a computer programmer. Kim presented the paper at the annual November conference, which is the central event for the Middle East Studies Association.

Vogt's Fifth Book Published

Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt recently published his fifth book in four years with McGraw-Hill's Tradebook division. The new book is his fourth in their series, “Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Irregular Verbs Up Close." This volume examines every aspect of the difficulties faced by emerging intermediate learners of Spanish – as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages – as they work to eliminate patterned errors in order to master the Spanish verb system. It provides useful mnemonics and numerous exercises with explanatory answer keys.

Ward Presents at National Conference

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, recently gave a presentation at the Strategic Enrollment Management conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, November 7-10. The conference was sponsored by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The session titled, “The Enrollment Goals Are Set … Now What? Methods for Monitoring Progress Toward Goals," focused on the need to develop future enrollment leaders and methods for tracking progress towards institutional goals.


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
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
Web Communications Manager, University Communications

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 #40 | Published by: University Communications

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