Monday, January 3, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Read or Listen to This Week's Lectio

Lectio continues Winter Quarter with Associate Professor of Theology David Nienhuis introducing the Gospel of Matthew, a book that not only teaches us how to follow Jesus, but also challenges the notion that the Old Testament is obsolete. Sign up now for this free online weekly reading program offered by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the School of Theology. Audio versions of each week's study are also available. More

Walking Challenge: SPU Globe Trekkers

Looking for a way to kick start your New Year's resolution to get in shape? The SPU Wellness Committee wants to help. This quarter, you can participate in an eight-week walking challenge. Your steps/miles walked will be combined with other SPU Globe Trekkers. We'll walk around the globe – learning about places as we go. We can make it all the way around with your participation! You'll get tools and resources to help you walk and track your steps, 50 WebMD flexible spending points if you log 30,000 steps each week, and a free small gift if you can't quite make those 30,000 steps but participate anyway. Stay tuned for more information in the Fac/Staff Bulletin and by email.

Flexible Spending Accounts and Over-Counter-Prescriptions

As of January 1, 2011, you may no longer purchase over-the-counter medications for reimbursement using your flexible spending account unless you have a doctor's prescription. Insulin will be considered a qualified medical expense regardless of doctor's prescription. If you have a prescription for an over-the-counter medication or drug, pay for it using a means other than the debit card (Benefits Card), and submit your prescription along with your reimbursement form to our flexible spending administrator, BAC.

Undergraduate Academic Counseling Advising Loads for Winter 2011

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will serve substantially larger student populations during Winter Quarter due to Kristen Labrecque being on maternity leave and the departure of Ben Weins to an academic advising position in his home state of South Dakota. The current counselor alphabet breakdown, designated by the first letters of students' last names, is listed below. The information is also listed on our website.

A-E, Annette Rendahl,, 206-281-2539
F-Lem, Serena Severance,, 206-281-2542
Len-Mb, Int'l, Debbie Crouch,, 206-281-2446
Mi-Sp, Jim Kim,, 206-281-2255
Mc-Mh, Sq-Van, Ingrid Steele,, 206-281-2578
Vao-Z, Kim Ward,, 206-281-2324 More

Need a Vaccine Against Flu, Adult Shingles, or Pneumococcal?

Are you having a hard time getting your flu vaccine during work hours? You can still go to any in-network pharmacy to get a seasonal flu, adult shingles, or pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacies usually have extended or weekend hours that allow you to be immunized when it best fits your busy schedule. When you show your Premera member card at an in-network pharmacy, you will generally experience no out-of-pocket cost. However, occasionally, a pharmacist may request payment up front. If this occurs, you can submit for reimbursement from our plan. These immunizations are part of your annual $750 per year covered 100 percent at in-network providers as part of our preventive health plan through Premera. Keep your receipts and use the medical claim form found on the Human Resources website. More

Upcoming Home Athletic Games

Monday, January 3
Women's basketball vs. Alaska Anchorage, 7 p.m., Brougham Pavilion

Saturday, January 8
Women's basketball vs Montana State Billings, 2 p.m., Brougham Pavilion More

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 first week of Winter Quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Winter 2011 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students should 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, January 4: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Wednesday, January 5: 9 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Thursday, January 6: 9:30 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Friday, January 7: 9 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Monday, January 10: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Latest on iTunes U: “Your name shall no longer be Jacob" Genesis 21:1-36,42

As we continue to follow the story of the family of Sarah and Abraham, we find the people wrestling with their God and their mission on earth. Lecture by Richard Allen Farmer. November 9, 2010. More

Palmer Lecture Series January 27

The 2011 Palmer Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Theology will be Thursday, January 27. Dr. J. Kameron Carter, associate professor in theology and black-church studies at Duke Divinity School, will be the guest lecturer. Dr. Carter will address issues of race, theology, and the church as he discusses "Post-Racial Religion: Or, The Question of the Neighbor in the 21st Century." The SPU campus is invited and encouraged to attend two events on January 27; the Palmer Chapel at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church, and the Palmer Lecture at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Contact Kelsey Holloway at or 206-281-5415 with further questions.

New Year's Resolution: Start Circuit Training

Circuit training continues on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. in the Upper Gym in Brougham Pavilion. The instructor is Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Exercise Science Dale Cannavan. All faculty and staff are welcome.

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by January 6

The peer advisor selection process for 2010–11 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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here are photos of my 7-year-old dog Barclay. The Border Collie breed is built to work and play, mostly work. Chasing frisbees, balls, sticks, and rocks (when the other items are unavailable) is a constant activity. He herds sheep and almost anything else that moves, including birds. He once stopped a commercial-size riding lawnmower at our local play field with his Border Collie stare. The water shot (select link below) shows him returning with a stick that had been thrown into the middle of an alpine lake. He's summited Mt. Adams once and been to the rim of Mt. St. Helens in winter twice." Don Summers, clinical instructor-management, School of Business and Economics. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

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, January 6. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 10.


Terrill's Article Accepted for Publication

An article written by Center for Integrity in Business Director John Terrill titled “Snack Chips and Lessons in Environmental Consciousness" will appear in the January 2011 issue of the online magazine, Comment. The magazine “strives to build a Christian intellectual, artistic, and culture-making community animated by the gospel: serving the people of God seeking the shalom of our cities."

Lee Receives Award, Makes Presentation

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Science Jaeil Lee recently received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Office of International Affairs at Chungnam National University (CNU) in Taejon, Korea. The award was given for her contributions to help establish a study abroad tour with CNU and Ohio State University in 2009, and also for her support to CNU's Clothing and Textiles department. In December, Jaeil was the keynote speaker for the clothing and textiles division at the Korean Association of Human Ecology Bi-Annual Conference in Iksan, Korea. Her presentation was titled “Cultural Acceptance, Diversity, and Fashion in the Global World."

University Communications Completes First Series of Lectio

The University Communications staff completed the first series of Lectio during their weekly Monday morning devotions. The first series on the book of Genesis, led by Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina, provided great insight and lively discussions. The staff listened to the online audio version, and then answered some of the discussion questions following the reading. The next series, led by Associate Professor of Theology Dave Nienhuis, begins this week. We encourage other departments to participate in this great resource!

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new staff members. Contact information can be found on the SPU online white pages.

Jessica Carter, campus program coordinator, Student Programs
Brendan McGree, Microsystems analyst, Computer and Information Systems


Faculty Positions

School of Health Sciences Positions

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
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Library Assistant, Cataloging (.8), Library
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
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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