Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Homecoming Celebration Chapel January 20

Alumni of the Year Scott and Pam Nolte will be the guest speakers at Homecoming Chapel on Thursday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. SPU offices will be closed so that staff and faculty can attend.

SPU Theatre Presents Popular Musical “Godspell"

SPU Theatre presents “Godspell," January 20-22, 27-29, 7:30 p.m. in the E.E Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall, with additional matinees at 2 p.m. January 22 and 29. (Performances are sold out this week, but tickets are available for next week.) Written by American playwright and director John-Michael Tebelak, the musical is a modern-day version of the Gospel in Matthew. In 1974, SPU was the first theatre in the Pacific Northwest to premiere "Godspell," which was directed by Professor Emeritus James Chapman. This year's production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors, and $12 general admission. The theater is wheelchair accessible. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the McKinley Box Office website. More

Thursday Food for Thought: Jeff Van Duzer

Jeff Van Duzer, dean of the School of Business and Economics, speaks about his new book Why Business Matters to God (and What Still Needs to Be Fixed) at the first “Thursday Food of Thought" of Winter Quarter on Thursday, January 20, 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. He'll consider a “God's-eye view" of the purpose and practice of business, the role of profit, the idolatry of the market, and more. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish. A question-and-answer time will follow the presentation, and copies of his book will be available for purchase. “Thursday Food for Thought" is sponsored by the Library. More

Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the Homecoming basketball doubleheader on Saturday, January 22. Tickets may be picked up in the Athletics Office now through Friday, January 21, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. SPU ID is required. If you have questions, call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 with questions.

Invite Prospective Students to a Dessert Reception With President Eaton

Greetings from Undergraduate Admissions! Prospective students and parents are invited to join us on Monday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons for a dessert reception. Please help us spread the word. This is a great opportunity for students and their parents to hear from President Eaton and representatives from Admissions, Student Life, Fine and Performing Arts, Student Financial Services, and Athletics. If you know someone who might be interested in joining us, pass along this information, or contact us 206-281-2021 or 800-366-3344. More

Falcon 5K

The third annual Falcon 5K is Saturday, January 22, at 10 a.m. The 3.1-mile route begins near the crew house at the south end of Green Lake, and follows the main path clockwise around the lake. The cost is $15, and $5 for current SPU students. Kids under age 12 are free. T-shirts will be available for $5. Prizes will be awarded after the race. Proceeds will be split between the SPU cross country and track programs, and World Birth Aid, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free, clean birth kits to pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. The organization was started by Yvonne Lerum, wife of Seattle Pacific head track coach Karl Lerum. More

Palmer Lecture Series on 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 hollowayk@spu.edu or 206-281-5415 with further questions.

Walking Challenge: Are You an SPU Globe Trekker?

Did you start the eight-week walking challenge? If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late to become one of many SPU Globe Trekkers walking for health and fitness and to see if we can walk around the globe in eight weeks. You will receive information about places to walk in the area, rewards for completion of the challenge, and other resources. We can't get around the globe without you! Contact Human Resources at mccric@spu.edu or 206-281-2809 for more information.

Latest on iTunes U: Doing Virtuous Business

The Center for Integrity in Business hosted Ted Malloch, chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group and the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business. Following a sneak preview of Malloch's new PBS-produced documentary, “Doing Virtuous Business," an interactive Q&A session and panel discussion was held on the topic of virtuous business in the Pacific Northwest. Panelists included Jean Barber Bartell (Bartell Drugs); Steve Bell (Pacific Crest Industries); Steve Brock (Brand Wallop); and Dan Bross (Microsoft). November 18, 2010. More

String Quartet, Clarinet Choir, and Flute Concert

The SPU String Quartet, Clarinet Choir, and Flute Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, in the First Free Methodist Church.The concert is titled "Buon Divertimento."

A Community Collaborative Martin Luther King Jr. Event

The Perkins Center is partnering with several other organizations to bring professor and author Michelle Alexander to Seattle. The New Jim Crow, is Alexander's detailed and concise look into mass incarceration in America as legal segregation disproportionately targeting African-Americans. It's eye-opening and challenging to all who care deeply about justice. Reviewers have said, “her critique is informative and analysis brilliant." Alexander joined the Ohio State University faculty in 2005. She holds a joint appointment with the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she was a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, where she served as director of the Civil Rights Clinic. There are two public events, including one on campus.

Community Lecture
Monday, January 24
Mount Zion Baptist Church
7 p.m.

Question-and-Answer Session
Tuesday, January 25
Cascade Room, Upper Gwinn Commons
1 p.m.

An article by Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn about Alexander's book appeared in the Autumn Perkins Perspective. More

Yearbook Looking for Student Stories

Cascade, the student yearbook, is looking for interesting or unique stories about SPU students. Do you know a student with a story to tell? Tell us and that story might be spotted in this year's yearbook! Contact CascadeSPU@gmail.com.

SPAC Gallery: “Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer"

The latest artwork by Kayo Nakamura, SPU adjunct art faculty member, is now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The exhibit is titled “Don't Fall in Love With A Dreamer" and features 3-D art pieces and time-based media. The exhibit will run until February 11. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 3 West Cremona and is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. More

Special Deals From Campus Dining

To celebrate the new year, Falcon's Landing is offering great promotions this week. At GRILL 155, Chef Nigel's Street Tacos are back by popular demand for only $3.99. Einstein's Bagels is running a Customer Appreciation Week, so stop by and check out the specials. Of course, MEDLEY is once again offering a whopping 50 percent off salad creations.

Upcoming Home Athletic Games

Thursday, January 20
Women's basketball vs. Saint Martins, Brougham Pavilion, 5:15 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 22
Falcon 5K Fun Run and Walk, Green Lake, 10 a.m.
Women's basketball vs. Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 1:30 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Montana State Billings, Brougham Pavilion, 3:30 p.m. More

Retirement Planning: Individual Consultations and Group Meetings

Retirement Plan Individual Consultations
Diversified Investment Advisors Participant Counselor Scott Jozefowski will be on campus to meet with faculty and staff, February 8-10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm. Schedule an appointment online at www.spuretirement.timetrade.com. Here are the dates and times.
Tuesday, February 8, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m. –5 p.m.

Retirement-Plan Group Meetings
If you are interested in learning more about "Understanding Investing," "403(b) Basics," or the "Economy & Markets," plan on attending one of the three group meetings scheduled this week. No appointment is necessary. Seating is limited to 50 people in Bertona 6 and 115 people in Otto Miller 109.
Tuesday February 8, “Understanding Investing," Bertona 6–103 West Bertona, 11 a.m.–noon
Wednesday February 9, “403(b) Basics," Bertona 6–103 West Bertona, 3-4 p.m.
Thursday February 10, “Economy & Markets," Otto Miller 109, 1-2 p.m.
Here are the instructions on how to register online for individual appointments with Scott Jozefowski
1. Go to www.spuretirement.timetrade.com
2. Select "click here" to register.
3. Complete the required information including setting up a user name and password - Then select the "NEXT" button on the lower right side of the screen.
4. Select the “Make Appointments" tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the “Meeting Type" (One-On-One), “Meeting Location" and “Room. 5." Once the calendar appears, you'll see a "Look for" box. Select morning or afternoons, and then select the time you would like to meet. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment you set.

“Wellness Lunch and Learn" on January 24

What is "stress"? What happens in our bodies when we're stressed? How can we better manage stress? Come hear more at the “Wellness Lunch and Learn" on Monday, January 24, at noon in the Library Seminar Room. You'll learn from Amy Mezulis, assistant professor of clinical psychology. Your participation earns five points toward the quarterly 50 points in WebMD. Remember, you can apply these and other points based on healthy activities. Every 50 points you earn in a quarter equals $50 for your 2011-12 flexible spending account. Visit here to learn more. More

Senior Class T-Shirt

Help the Senior Class raise money for scholarships by purchasing the Class of 2011 T-shirt (shirts are black with white and teal letters). Visit the Senior Gift site to purchase! More

Circuit Training Mondays, Wednesdays

Circuit training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays 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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Our sweet little dog is Day-Z (named after Jay-Z). We were told she is a boxer/lab mix, but we also think she might have some terrier in her, and maybe even vizsla and rhodesian ridgeback! She is the most patient dog in the world. She lets us dress her up (obviously!) and is really gentle with kids (and adults!) who like to tease her. She either has tons of energy and is running around like crazy, or she is sleeping. She's happiest when she's snuggled up next to someone — I always try to have one ‘girl night' a week where we snuggle on the couch and watch a movie." BeckyJo Bourgeois, graphic designer, University Communications. Select the link for a photo of BeckyJo and Day-Z. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 20. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 24.


Don Yanik Design and Technical Theatre Scholarship Endowment

SPU is pleased to announce the establishment of the Don Yanik Design and Technical Theatre Scholarship Endowment. Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Ken Cornell worked with Theatre Department chair Don Yanik to establish this endowment. Don joined the theatre faculty in 1985. As a professor of theatre, he teaches courses in scene design and technical drawing, costume and period styles, scene painting, stage makeup, and theatre experience. Don has set design credits for more than 285 productions and 100 costume plot design credits, including eight world premiers, two U.S. premiers, and several Northwest premiers. Don has also designed productions for the C.S. Lewis Summer Institute in Cambridge, England. He is the restoration designer for the home of C.S. Lewis in Oxford, England, and serves as a board member of the Kilns Project. This endowment will provide scholarships with preference to, but not necessarily limited to, students studying as theatre majors with a technical and design emphasis as determined by theatre faculty in conjunction with the office responsible for financial aid administration.

Erickson Presents Research

Assistant Professor of Psychology Thane Erickson recently presented research at the annual conference of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He presented a paper titled "Discrepant Perspectives on the Interpersonal Characteristics of Worriers Based on Self Versus Peer Assessment," and served as discussant for a symposium on emotional and physiological mechanisms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Thorpe's Essay to Be Published

Professor of English Doug Thorpe has a forthcoming essay in Sojourners magazine titled “'The land is not able to bear his words': Israel/Palestine and the War over Living Waters." The essay draws on the time Doug spent co-leading a trip to the area with Earth Ministry, a Seattle based nonprofit focused on the connection between faith and the environment.

Van Zanten's New Book

A book by Professor of English Susan VanZanten titled Mending a Tattered Faith: Devotions With Emily Dickinson has been published by Cascade Books. Written for a general audience, the book helps readers unpack Dickinson's intense but brief poems, supplying historical background and personal stories in order to help readers to embark upon their own meditative journeys with Dickinson. It is available at the SPU Bookstore. Her entry on the South African writer Alan Paton has also just appeared in Vol. 3 of The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, published by Wiley-Blackwell. Susan will be reading from her book on February 3 at Thursday Food for Thought.


Van Duzer Interviewed in Christianity Today

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer was interviewed for an article titled “The Meaning of Business" that appears in the January issue of Christianity Today. More


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

Budget and Records Analyst, Facility Management
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Student Financial Services Counselor,Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial 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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