Monday, November 29, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Festival of Lessons and Carols December 2

Join us for the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols on Thursday, December 2, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This service, hosted by the Department of Music and Department of Fine Arts, is a traditional Advent celebration that tells the story of the coming of Christ through Scripture and song.

Eatons Invite Faculty, Staff to Christmas Celebration

President and Mrs. Eaton invite all faculty and staff to a Christmas celebration on Tuesday, December 7, 5–7 p.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons. Come enjoy fellowship and food at this annual celebration. RSVP to the Office of the President at 206-281-2111, or to

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 have questions as you review IDM's website, select “Contact Us" and send us your questions. Further announcements will appear in the Bulletin as updates are made to the website. More

Home Athletic Events This Week

Friday, December 3. Men's basketball vs. Chaminade in the SPU Invitational, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Game is preceded by Central Washington vs. Grand Canyon at 5 p.m.)

Saturday, December 4. Men's basketball vs. Grand Canyon in the SPU Invitational, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Game is preceded by Central Washington vs. Chaminade at 5 p.m.) More

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by January 6

The peer advisor selection process for 2011–12 is coming up fast, and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you know students who rise above – leaders among leaders – we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Stacia Cumberland in the Office of Residence Life at no later than January 6. Thank you in advance for your help.

Emeriti Health Solutions: Summary Annual Report

Every year, the University is required to provide a Summary Annual Report of the Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions plan. The report includes basic financial information for the Emeriti plan. You are invited to view the plan's report for the year January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009, online. More

Circuit Training and WebMD

Have you been participating in the free circuit training classes offered by Assistant Professor of Physical Education Dale Cannavan on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym? If so, and if you've been participating for a month or more, give yourself five points on the WebMD Rewards page. You're that much closer to earning your quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2011–12. Visit the Human Resources website for information on the WebMD program. More

Early Registration Deadline 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

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.

More Pet Photos Needed!

We've run out of pet photos! Send in two pictures and a brief explanation of your pet photos to Fac/Staff Bulletin Editor Tracy Norlen at

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 possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, December 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 6.


Lim Gives Presentations at Society of Biblical Literature

Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim recently gave two presentations at the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta. The first presentation, titled "From Servant to Servants: Continuing the Legacy of the Exile in the Post-Exilic Era," was given in the Gospel and Our Culture Network Forum on Missional Hermeneutics session. The second presentation, titled "In Search of a Narrative: The (Post-) Exile for Asian American Biblical Interpretation and Theology," was given in the session on Asian American Biblical Interpretation for North America, sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity.

Summers, Stewart Co-author Paper

A paper written by School of Business and Economics faculty members Don Summers and Ross Stewart titled “Cultivating Character: Savvy Students with Big Hearts" was presented by Don at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge, England. Don's presentation was given last August, and the article has been published in Volume 5, Issue 6, of The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

Henshaw's Course Approved for Continuing Education in Vietnam

Associate Professor of Nursing Chris Henshaw traveled to Vietnam in October to teach a three-day workshop on nursing process to about 40 University of Hue nursing faculty and hospital-based nurses. Vietnam recently passed a law requiring continuing education courses for nurses, and Chris' workshop was the first approved course. The course was offered in conjunction with MEDRIX (, the organization that hosts SPU's nursing students in Vietnam. MEDRIX Executive Director and SPU Alumna LaRelle Catherman '96, along with Chris, evaluated a new community-health nursing site for the students in preparation for their February trip.


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

Coordinator-Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
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

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