Monday, February 14, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Marston Lecture with Owen Ewald

“Augustine's Journey" is the title of this year's C. May Marston lecture with Owen Ewald, the C. May Marston assistant professor of classics. Owen will discuss Augustine of Hippo's spiritual journey in the Confessions, and how urban spaces typical of the later Roman Empire function as personal and theological milestones along the way. The lecture is Tuesday, February 15, at 2 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. More

Chapel: “Extending Torah for the Instruction of the Church," Matthew 17:14-20:34

Richard Dahlstrom, senior pastor at Bethany Community Church, is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, February 15, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. “After reinforcing the importance of a community of faith, Jesus offers instruction on the life and work of this community. He expands upon the understanding of Torah and calls for a community of further humility, generosity, and forgiveness. For Jesus, Torah is not a set of rules but continually reshaping guidance for living into the kingdom of heaven."

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 21–25 is “National Eating Disorder Awareness" Week. The Student Counseling Center is sponsoring several events around campus to explore our ideas of beauty and ourselves.

Tuesday, February 22, “Film and Psychology" Screening: Little Miss Sunshine. Looking at the movie with a new lens; Demaray Hall 150, 7-10 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23, “Beauty Image: How Media Influences Body Image." A photography editing demonstration and panel discussion featuring: Joshua Longbrake, photographer; Jennifer McKinney, associate professor of sociology and director of Women's Studies; and Caleb Mitchell, eating disorders therapist. Science Building Lecture Hall, Room 112, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, February 24, “Create Your Own Image of Beauty: A Night of Journaling and Creative Expression," with a professional photo booth and free snacks. Demaray Hall 358, 7-9 p.m.

February 22–24, “Mind of an Eating Disorder Interactive Exhibit," Emerson Hall Lounge, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Daily raw beauty photography project slideshow, Weter Lounge, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Contact Stef Shaffer in the Student Counseling Center at 206-281-2697 or with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Embracing the (W)hole Gospel

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education is pleased to announce an upcoming conference, “Embracing the (W)hole Gospel," based on Richard Stearn's book, The Hole in Our Gospel. On Tuesday, May 10, Richard Stearns, president of World Vision United States, and Steve Haas, chief catalyst for World Vision, will be on campus to discuss themes revolving around the cause of social justice. Details are forthcoming, but we encourage you to spread the word across campus, particularly as you interact with students. Faculty, please consider how you might include this event in your spring syllabi. Feel free to contact the CBTE at or 206-378-5415 with any questions, and watch for more specifics.

Thursday Food for Thought: Cancelled for February 17

The next Thursday Food for Thought on February 17 with John Medina has been cancelled. Plan to attend Thursday, February 24, when Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss will read excerpts from his upcoming book Your Neighbor's Hymnal: What Christians Can Learn From Pop Music About Faith, Hope and Love. More

What About Registration Issues Faculty Advisors Cannot Address?

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available for brief meetings with students who have already met with their faculty advisors but have issues related to Spring Quarter registration that cannot be resolved by faculty advising. Students who have not met with their faculty advisors (and those with questions normally addressed by faculty) will be referred to faculty. Students who need assistance may check in with an academic counselor in the lobby directly outside Demaray Hall 150 during the week of February 14-18, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Latest on iTunes U: 2011 Homecoming Celebration

Homecoming Chapel: Pam and Scott Nolte, Alumni of the Year. January 20, 2011. Audio and video.

Alumni Awards Luncheon. January 20, 2011. Audio and video.
• Pam and Scott Nolte: Alumni of the Year
• Anita Deyneka: Medallion Award Winner
• Jerry Brown: Medallion Award Winner
• Ruth Hill: Medallion Award Winner

President's Luncheon: “Christians in Exile — and a Vibrant Vision for the Christian University" January 22, 2011. Audio and video. More

Upcoming Music Events

Percussion and Flute Ensemble Concert
The SPU Percussion and Flute Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, in the E.E. Bach Theater inside SPU's McKinley Hall. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Wind Symphony Concert
SPU's Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, in the First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes "Academic Festival Overture" by Brahms, "Slavonic Dances No. 7 & 8" by Dvorak, and "Four Scottish Dances" by Malcom Arnold. This event is free and open to the public.

Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition February 18

On Friday, February 18, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host their annual “Full Tuition Scholarship Competition" for newly admitted high school students. The best and brightest applicants from around the globe will have the opportunity to interact with staff, faculty, and current students while also competing for the scholarship award. Parents and family members are invited to join us as well. A special note of thanks to the faculty, staff, and students who have dedicated their time and energy into helping make our events a success.

Spring Quarter Registration

All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students began Monday, February 14. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 7. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Get Your Flu Shot on Campus

Are you prepared for the flu season? Do you still need your flu shot? Flu shots are still available at the Health Center, located in Watson Hall. Call and make an appointment at your convenience at 206-281-2231. Employees, students, and family/dependants over age 15 are welcome. More

Campus Dining Deals This Week

This Valentine's Day, stop by Falcon's Landing for some free candy. At Einstein's Bagels, buy a bagel thin sandwich for only $3.99 after 2 p.m. every day. When you stop by Pura Vida, Falcons' Landing, or the C-Store and fill out a survey, you'll receive a free chocolate chip cookie. Available at Pura Vida and Academic Perks this Valentine's Day season (February 7-14) – get $1 off a delicious Dark Cherry Mocha. Finally, all regular Subway foot-long sandwiches are $5 this entire month.

More Pet Photos Needed

If you've ever wanted your pet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin, (the first step to worldwide fame), now's the time. Send in two photos and a brief explanation to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo This Week

“Here's a photo our young male cat, Ed White, in what we refer to as his ‘male centerfold' pose." Kathleen Braden, professor of geography. Select the link for the larger image of Ed White. 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, February 17. Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, February 22.


Paper by Bond, Evans, and Ellis Published

A manuscript titled "Reflective Assessment" by John Bond, Laurynn Evans, and Arthur Ellis has been published in the February edition of Principal Leadership. John and Art are faculty members in the School of Education. Laurynn is a principal in the Lake Washington School District who earned her doctorate at SPU. The article is available online. More

Henry's Article Published

An article titled "Pride, Property, and Providence: Jonathan Edwards on Property Rights" written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry has been published by the Journal of Church and State. The article is available online. More

Ferreiro Guest Speaker at Local Parish

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro was the guest speaker for three Sundays in January at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, where he spoke to adults participating in the “Rite for Christian Initiation." He spoke on images of God in Scripture and art, apostolic origins of the Catholic Church, and the Catholic Church in America.


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
University Librarian

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

Administrative Assistant, Development
Budget and Records Analyst, Facility Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, 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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