Monday, April 4, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: "The Gospel for Both Jews and Gentiles"

Daniel Castelo, assistant professor of theology and author of the Spring Quarter Lectio series, is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. He will talk about Romans 1–3.

Walls Lecture: “Empire, Church, Missio Dei: On Praying for Our Kings" (1 Timothy 2:1–2)

Robert Wall, the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, will give the annual Paul T. Walls Lecture on Thursday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150. He will cover the topic of how Paul instructed the church to engage governing authorities.

Nursing Students Report on Study Abroad Trip in Vietnam

Ten senior nursing students will report on their recent five-week trip to Vietnam on Thursday, April 7, 12-1 p.m., in the Science Building 112. In Vietnam, they studied pediatric and community health nursing, partnering with Vietnamese nursing students. Come and hear their presentation about what they learned and experienced.

[In Context]: Conversations About Race

[In Context] is a new discussion series sponsored by the ASSP Intercultural Director DeHeavalyn Pullium and open to students, faculty, and staff who would like the opportunity to engage in honest and intentional conversations about race. This is not simply to equip participants to help the “other," but also to challenge, strengthen, and possibly revise participants' preconceived understandings. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is April 15. There will be two different [In Context] discussion groups offered Spring Quarter: “The Deconstruction of Race" and “The ‘What?' and ‘Why?' of Bridges' Born Identity Exhibit." Discussions will be held every Thursday, 9–10:20 a.m., April 21-May 26. If you are interested in participating in an [In Context] discussion group, email DeHeavalyn at Visit the website to register. More

Embracing the (W)hole Gospel Conference

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education is pleased to present “Embracing the (W)hole Gospel," a one-day conference and Church Leaders Forum inspired by Richard Stearns' book The Hole in Our Gospel. On Tuesday, May 10, Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S. and Steve Haas, vice president and chief catalyst for World Vision, will be on campus to discuss themes revolving around the cause of social justice. 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. Contact the CBTE at or 206-378-5415 with any questions.

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: Introducing our new health and wellness item called the "Medley Wrap" at an introductory discount of $.50 off the regular price - valid from 4/1–4/8.

Grill 155: BLT sandwich for only $2.99, and Mesquite Burger for just $1.49.

Einstein's Bagels: Afternoon break for a Bagel & Schmear for $2 after 2 p.m.

C-Store: The brand new "C-Card" is now available — see our cashier for more details!

Subway: Try our new Double Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread Sandwich for $5.

Pura Vida: Stay tuned: Our Top Barista contest is coming soon!

Academic Perks: Oatmeal is now available. Also check out our new items in our pastry display case!

Centurions Can Help With Your Big Projects

Let the Centurions Club help with your large, manual labor projects! We can do big projects involving yard work, moving, and a variety of other work projects. We are seeking as many projects as possible to help raise funds for our annual service trip to Bozeman, Montana, to support the work of a Christian outdoor education and adventure camp. We have anywhere from two to 19 guys available to work hard and tackle those large projects you've been putting off! Services are provided by donation; make us an offer! We are hoping to have these projects completed by early May. Contact Raygan Baker at or Rob Henry at to schedule a project.

Summary Annual Report for Health Plan

SPU is required to file certain information about our health and welfare plan on an annual basis with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This provides your annual notification of SPU's filing. To view the Summary Annual Report, visit the website. More

Lynnwood Vanpool Needs Rider

Would you like to commute to SPU for free and lower your financial, physical, and emotional stress? Do you live in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Millcreek, Mukilteo, or Everett? If so, join our vanpool from Lynnwood to SPU. You will be glad you did! Contact Robin Maass at or 206-281-2413 for details.

Support Students' Global Missions and Finish Your Home Clean-Up Project!

This summer, SPRINT will send 10 teams to learn and serve in nine countries around the world. You can support teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, house cleaning or other work projects around your house. This spring, students have helped faculty and staff members with lawn care, moving projects, garage clean-up, and more! We suggest a donation of $10 per hour per student. 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

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

With the return of Kristen Labrecque from maternity leave, and Mark Sullivan fully trained, the Undergraduate Academic Counselors in Student Academic Services will return to our regular advising loads of approximately 500 students per full-time counselor. With Mark taking over the population previously served by Ben Weins, 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 at //

A-Co Annette Rendahl,, x2539
Cp-Haq Mark Sullivan,, x2661
Har-Lem Serena Severance,, x2542
Len-Lz, Int'l Debbie Crouch,, x2446
M-Pd Kristen Labrecque,, x2245
Pe-Sp Jim Kim,, x2255
Sq-Van Ingrid Steele,, x2578
Vao-Z Kim Ward,, x2324

Now at the Art Center Gallery: Annual “Senior Studio" Shows

The latest artwork by SPU students is now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The annual “Senior Studio" shows features oil paintings, illustrations, photographs, mobile sculptures, and interactive installations. The students, all seniors, are majoring in illustrations/new pictures and studio art. Admission is free, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona, close to campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. To contact the Art Center Gallery, call 206-281-2079. More

Weekly Yoga Sessions Start April 5

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

Bantum Talks About New Book at Quest Church April 6

About his new book Redeeming Mulatto, Assistant Professor of Theology Brian Bantum says, “It is an attempt to discern my own life as a mixed-race child, figuring out where to belong, realizing that belonging is itself a difficult and dangerous business. Yet, it is also a work that arises out of a Christian faith that both grounded my disorientation while introducing new questions, possibilities and impossibilities." Brian will talk about his new book and issues of race and theology at Quest Church on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Quest Church is located 3233 15th Ave. West in Seattle. Admission is free.

Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading With Gina Ochsner April 7

Join Gina Ochsner, award-winning author and M.F.A. faculty member, for the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Gina, who teaches in SPU's low-residency creative writing M.F.A. program, has also taught “Magical Realism" in Image journal's Glen Online program. Her fiction has an aura of timelessness, placing mythology and burdened history alongside modern, urban angst, sharply written dialogue, and urgent character conflict. Gina has been awarded several grants and awards for her short stories, including the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review. In 1999, SPU colleagues established the reading series to honor Professor Emerita Gates, who taught English at Seattle Pacific for 36 years. Funded by the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading Series Endowment, the annual event is intended to bring prominent writers to campus. Visit the website for more information. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship: Deadline Extended to April 18

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 him or her 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 1 8, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Summer Reservations for Camp Casey Due April 5

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

Important Deadlines for Spring Quarter

Increasing class enrollment ends Tuesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Tiffany Shelton at or Lee Staman at in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last day to add/drop classes is Tuesday, April 5. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.

Other registration deadlines. Tuesday, April 12- Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, practicum, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

More Pet Photos Needed

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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, April 7. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 11.


Ryder's Paper Published

A paper by Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder titled “Here on the Edge: Community-Building Theatre During World War II" was included in the Spring 2011 edition of Platform ejournal of Theatre and Performing Arts, published by the University of London. Read the article online. More

Poznanska's Paper Published

Joanna Poznanska, professor of international business, had a research paper published in the March 2011 Monthly Report, a refereed journal published by the Vienna Institute of International Economy (a think-tank organization). The paper, co-authored with Liu Haiyue and Kaz Poznanski, was titled “Patterns of Transition" and focused on the economic patterns over the past 20 years in the move from communism to capitalism in Russia, China, and Eastern Europe.

Keuss' Two Articles Published, Named Visiting Scholar

Two articles by Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, were recently published in the Encyclopedia of Religion and Film (ABC-CLIO, 2011). The articles were about the Dogme 95 Movement and its place in Auteur Theory, and a theological reflection on the work of Stanley Kubrick. Additionally, Jeff was recently invited to be a visiting research scholar at Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford for the Trinity term of 2012. He will provide a series of lectures on theology and culture. Blackfriars Hall is the college of the Dominican order at Oxford University.

Snedker's Papers Published

Karen Snedker, assistant professor of sociology, recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first paper is co-authored with Drs. Jerry Herting (University of Washington) and Emily Walton (University of Wisconsin). The paper, titled “Neighborhood Resources and Adolescent Health and Risk Behaviors," will appear as a chapter in Applied Demography and Public Health to be published this summer by Springer. The second paper, “Suicide Risk at Young Adulthood: Continuities and Discontinuities From Adolescence," is co-authored with Drs. Carole Hooven and Elaine Thompson (both of University of Washington) and will be published in the journal Youth & Society.

Davis Presents Paper

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presented his paper "Scientific Man Versus Power Politics: Classical Realism and the Case Against a Darwinian Theory of International Relations" at the annual March meeting of the International Studies Association in Montreal, Canada.


Welcome, Zoë Noelle Labrecque

"On January 4, (the first day of Winter Quarter!), Zoë Noelle Labrecque was born, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Zoë wants to thank the SPU community for all their prayers and well-wishes, and she especially wants to thank everyone in Student Academic Services, particularly the Undergraduate Academic Counselors, who covered a multitude of responsibilities in her mommy's absence." Kristen Labrecque, assistant director, Academic Counseling. Select the link for another photo of Zoë. More


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
Customer Service Representative (.34), Casey Conference Center
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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