Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Schoenhals Symposium With Dr. Deforia Lane

Nationally recognized music therapist Dr. Deforia Lane will be on campus Thursday, February 24, as the Lawrence and Ruth Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium guest lecturer. Dr. Lane is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, and is the associate director of the Seidman Cancer Center, director of music therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seldman Cencer Center, and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She will also be the featured speaker at the "Music and the Brain" series at the Library of Congress in March. Her book, Music & Medicine: Deforia Lane's Life of Music, Healing, and Faith is a testimonial to her Christian faith and art of healing.

Dr. Lane will give two presentations on campus on February 24.
“Music, Faith, and Healing," 1–2 p.m. in Demaray 150
“Music Therapy and Medicine: Dynamic Partners in Health Care," 7–8:30 p.m. in Otto Miller 109.

It's Snowing! Is SPU Open?

Faculty, staff, and students will receive an email if SPU will be closed or opening late due to inclement weather. The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or opening late is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800. The phone line and the SPU homepage will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 21–25 is “National Eating Disorder Awareness" Week. The Student Counseling Center is sponsoring several events around campus as we 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 at 206-281-2697 or stefshaf@spu.edu with any questions.

Yoga and You

Is yoga for you? Can you be a Christian and still practice yoga? What are the health benefits of yoga? These questions and more will be answered at the next Wellness Lunch and Learn on Monday, February 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Bring your lunch, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. You'll learn from Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz, a registered Hatha yoga teacher. Your participation earns five points to apply toward your quarterly 50 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 2011/2012 flexible spending account. Visit the website to learn more. More

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 cbte@spu.edu or 206-378-5415 with any questions, and watch for more specifics.

Thursday Food for Thought With Jeff Keuss

Jeff Keuss, professor and associate dean in the School of Theology, will read excerpts from his upcoming book Your Neighbor's Hymnal at the next Thursday Food for Thought on February 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. He will explore how listening to pop music is one of the most Christian things we can do in the new millennium. More

Latest on iTunes U: Martin Luther King Jr. Night of Worship

A night of worship honoring the life and ministry of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with special guest Melinda Weekes. January 18, 2011 More

Upcoming Musical Events

Wind Symphony Concert
SPU's Wind and Percussion Ensemble 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.

SPU Orchestra
The new SPU Orchestra will perform Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

Home Athletic Events This Week

Tuesday, February 22. Women's basketball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 24. Women's basketball vs Western Washington (Senior Night), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 25. Women's gymnastics vs Air Force, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 26. Indoor track & field: SPU Last Chance Meet, Dempsey Indoor at the University of Washington, 3 p.m. More

Campus Dining Deals This Week

Exclusively at Academic Perks, you can buy a pastry for only $0.99 when you purchase any grande-sized drink. This week, everything at Medley is 20 percent off (beverages excluded). Right next door, at Gril 155, Nigel is firing up his delicious West Coast Chicken Sandwich for only $4.49. Just add $2 more and make it a meal for only $6.49. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Our 6 year old golden retriever, Audrey, is a huge Sounders fan – just like her family." Cindy Fitch, associate professor of biology. Select the link for a larger image of Audrey. 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, February 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 28.


Grant Elected President-Elect of WFAA

Student Financial Services Director Jordan Grant has been elected president-elect of the Washington Financial Aid Association (WFAA), beginning July 1, 2011. He will serve one year as president-elect, one year as president (2012-13), and one year as past-president (2013-14). Currently, he serves as vice president for training for WFAA. To learn more about WFAA, visit the website. More

Schlee's Article Published

A recent article co-authored by Professor of Marketing Regina Schlee was chosen as the “Outstanding Article of the Year for 2010" by The Journal of Marketing Education. The article, “Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Marketing Jobs in the 21st Century," was co-written with Katrin R. Harich and published in the December 2010 issue of the journal. The article is available online. More

Capp Presents Paper

Myrna Capp, adjunct music faculty, presented a paper at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference at the University of Washington on February 12. The title of her presentation was "Namibian Musician's Life Stories: Preserving Traditional Music."

Ryder's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder has been published in the 2010 edition of Theatre Annual. The article, titled “'To the Heart of It': American Theatre from Hedgerow to the Oregon Coast," discusses the influence of a small Pennsylvania theatre company on the theatre activities at Civilian Public Service camps in Oregon during World War II.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members.

Kaitlyn Broberg, library assistant-cataloging, University Library
Heidi Lin, student financial services counselor, Student Financial Services
Garrett McGuire, program assistant, Safety and Security
Noelle Olmstead, coordinator of housing and meal plan administration, University Services


VanZanten's Book in Seattle Times

The new book by Professor of English Susan VanZanten titled Mending a Tattered Faith: Devotions With Dickinson was mentioned in the local books section in The Seattle Times on February 14. More


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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