Monday, March 21, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Next Lectio Series Begins Today

A new Lectio series begins March 21 with Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo leading us through Romans. Lectio is a free online weekly reading program that allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an SOT faculty member. Not only will you learn from your guide, but you have the option of "Going Deeper" in your study of each week's Scripture passage through links to other commentaries and resources. You can read the Lectio, listen to a podcast, or both. Over the course of four years, you'll encounter a majority of the Bible – and do so in tandem with the Seattle Pacific community as students, faculty, and staff focus on the same weekly Scripture in Chapel, community Bible studies, and other weekly worship events. Sign up today. More

Grades Due by March 28

Winter Quarter 2011 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669.Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before March 28, they need to contact SAS at so that the grades can be rolled to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline for we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at 206-281-2636 or

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on or off campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2011-12 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 8, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Debate Group on Campus

Almost 300 high school students will be on campus for a debate competition, March 24-26. Students involved in the National Christian Forensics Communication Association will be competing during these three days. Please say “hi" to these visitors. Contact Lacey Henderson in Undergraduate Admissions at with any questions.

High School Students on Campus

On March 28, almost 900 high school students from surrounding areas will attend College Planning Day on campus. This event gives students the opportunity to learn about various higher education opportunities from more than 20 universities within Washington state. Help us welcome these students to our campus, and direct them to their destination if they're lost. Contact Lisa Nelson in Undergraduate Admissions at with any questions.

Tuition Freedom Day

SPU's fourth annual “Tuition Freedom Day" will be celebrated Friday, April 1, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in Weter Lounge. University Advancement is sponsoring this event with the Senior Gift Committee to celebrate the significant impact of donors in offsetting the costs that students pay to attend SPU. Tuition Freedom Day is designed to raise campus awareness of the impact of donors and the importance of giving back. This date signifies the point in the year when the money that students pay to attend SPU “runs out," and the rest of the year is paid for by other revenue streams, including a large proportion of donations to the University. There will be tables with balloons, food, and thank-you cards for students to fill out for donors. Please encourage your students to stop by. For more information, contact University Fund Manager Katie Sims at 206-281-2690 or

Local Athletic Games

Saturday, March 26
Crew: Seattle Pacific at Daffodil Cup, American Lake (Tacoma), first race 9 a.m.
Track & Field: Seattle Pacific at Club Northwest Spring Break Open, Husky Stadium, 10 a.m. More

Weekly Yoga Sessions

Due to the success of the “Lunch and Learn" yoga session that took place Winter Quarter and the high demand for weekly opportunities to practice yoga here on campus, the SPU Wellness Committee and First Free Methodist Church are proud to offer weekly yoga sessions every Tuesday during Spring Quarter beginning April 5. The sessions will be held from 12 until 1 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church gymnasium. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. You'll learn from Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher. Don't forget: you can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for your April participation (four sessions) and another five points for your May participation (five sessions). These points count toward your quarterly 50 points in WebMD. Remember: You can self-apply these and other points based on healthy activities. Every 50 points you earn in a quarter equals $50 for your 2012-13 flexible spending account. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at 206-281-2676 or Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

Campus Dining Hours During Spring Break

Falcon's Landing
Saturday, March 19–Tuesday, March 29: Closed
Wednesday, March 30: Normal hours

Pura Vida, C-Store, Subway
March 21–25
Pura Vida: 7:45 – 11 a.m.
C-Store: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Subway: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

March 26-27: Pura Vida, C-Store, Subway: Closed

Monday, March 28
Pura Vida: 7:45 – 11 a.m.
C-Store: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Subway: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29
Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway: Normal hours

Request a Reservation for Upper Gwinn

Conference Services is now taking requests to reserve Upper Gwinn during the 2011-12 academic year. Please email your requests to In your request, include the name of the event; event date; event time; set-up/take-down time needed; estimated attendance; and contact person name, email address, and phone number. Please note that by emailing Conference Services you are only requesting the space. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email that includes information regarding the availability of the space (a “hold email") and instructions on how to confirm your reservation. If you have any questions, call Conference Services at 206-281-2187.

Summer Reservations for Camp Casey

Summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey. The dates of stay available are June 13–September 26, 2011. Reservation requests are due by April 5. The summer requests are based on years of service to SPU and past summer stays at Casey. We rank employees by their years of service, which is provided by Human Resources. Once the ranking is developed, the past summer stay history is cross checked. If you have stayed at Casey during the summer, with a summer reservation request fulfilled, your ranking is replaced with the years it has been since your stay at Casey. Confused? Just contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Apply for a reservation online. More

Retreats, Camping at Camp Casey

Camp Casey is available for your department retreats (rates as low as $15 per person) or as part of a church or community organization in which you belong ($22–24.50 per person). Don't forget we have a campground at Casey as well. We love to share Casey with the entire extended SPU community! If you are on Whidbey and would like a tour for your event, just give us a call, or set up a visit in advance. Contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or

Discounts for Faculty, Staff

Take a look at the Human Resources page titled "Product and Service Discounts Provided by Other Companies." Check out discounts available to you just for being an SPU employee.

Latest on iTunes U: Owen Ewald

Owen Ewald, C. May Marston assistant professor of classics, discusses Augustine of Hippo's spiritual journey in Confessions, and how urban spaces typical of the later Roman Empire function as personal and theological milestones along the way. February 15, 2011. More

How Are Staff Members Chosen for Staff of the Month and Year?

Fill out our quick and easy online nomination form at // If you would like your nominee to be considered for 2011 Staff of the Year awards, submit your nomination by April 4. But that's not all! Every time you nominate a staff member for staff recognition between now and April 4, your name will be entered into a drawing for this gift basket. (Pictured on the right). Go ahead, nominate someone now and see just how easy it is to lift up the good work of your staff colleagues! And, watch a short video to learn more. More

Hire a SPRINT Team for Your Spring Cleaning Project

This summer, SPRINT will send 11 teams to learn and serve in 10 countries around the world. You can support the teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, housecleaning, or other work projects around your house. We suggest a donation of $10 per hour per student. Funds go directly to students' trip accounts. Projects can be scheduled any time before graduation. For more information, contact Michelle Suh, SPRINT fundraising coordinator, at or Owen Sallee, John Perkins Center staff advisor, at

New Feature in the Bulletin

Beginning March 28, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will start a monthly photo feature titled “From the Archives." The feature will be a photo from SPU's archives collection, provided by University Archivist Adrienne Meier. The photos will feature people, places, and things of SPU from the past 120 years. Sometimes the photo might be a mystery, and Adrienne will need help identifying it. Here's a hint about the first photo featured in "From the Archives" –“sometime in the mid-‘60s."

More Pet Photos REALLY 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 of the Week

“Lucy just turned 2. In all things she is the boss of our other dog, Dozer, who turns 10 next month, except when it comes to going outside at night. Lucy is afraid of the dark, and won't venture over the threshold of the back door without Dozer." Kathy Henning, University Communications specialist. Select the link for a larger photo of Lucy. 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, March 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 28.


World Premiere of New Work by Newby

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) presented a new work by composer and Associate Professor of Music Stephen Michael Newby. The IUP Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and University Chorale premiered the work during a concert on February 26. The concert, presented in celebration of Black History Month, was performed in the Fisher Auditorium of IUP's Performing Arts Center. The concert was presented by the IUP Department of Music. The work, titled "Our Enduring Spirit," written for chorus and wind ensemble, is partially based on speeches by President Barack Obama. Read more about the concert. More

Ferreiro's Book Published in Russian

A book written by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled The Twelve Prophets, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Intervarsity Press, 2003) has been published in Russian. It has already appeared in Spanish and Italian. At a future date it will be translated into Korean and Chinese.

Koskela Publishes Article

An article by Doug Koskela, associate professor of theology, was published in the Winter 2011 issue of Pro Ecclesia: A Journal for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. The title of the article is "'But Who Laid Hands on Him?' Apostolicity and Methodist Ecclesiology."

A.C.E. Staff Members Present at Conference

A.C.E. English Language Institute's Sally Thomas, Tim Healy, and Michelle Soule gave a presentation titled "Using a Wiki in Teacher Training" at the 45th annual TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Conference and Exhibit in New Orleans on March 18. The presentation highlights the new TESOL certificate program, a partnership between A.C.E. and the Continuing Education program in the School of Education.

Student Presents Research Project in Collaboration With Ewald

Matt Versdahl, an undergraduate classics major, recently presented a paper titled “John Chrysostom and the Transformation of Classical Greek" at the annual conference of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest at Gonzaga University. Matt's paper grew out of summer research with Owen Ewald, C. May Marston assistant professor of classics.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found in the SPU online White Pages.
Amy Archibald, administrative assistant, Development
Brittany Carlson, study abroad assistant, Academic Affairs
Alycia Cox, budget and records analyst, Facility Management


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
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
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (.8, 10-month), Residence Life
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Practitioner (.8, 9-month), Health Services
Operations Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator (10-month), Residence Life
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services

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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