Monday, April 18, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “Justification and Sanctification"

Celeste Cranston, director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, is speaking in chapel on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. She will talk about Romans 5-6.

Weter Lecture With Paul Yost

The Winifred E. Weter Faculty Award Lecture for Meritorious Scholarship is Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This year's speaker is Paul Yost, associate professor of industrial/organizational psychology. He will talk about new research in psychology and neuroscience that suggests that a few stable, genetically determined traits can predict success in job performance, life satisfaction, longevity, and even religiosity. Paul has worked with Battelle Research, GEICO, Boeing, and at Microsoft as a senior human resources researcher.

Thursday Food for Thought: Doug Thorpe

Bring a brown-bag lunch and join “Thursday Food for Thought" in the reading room at the SPU library. Enjoy lunch with SPU faculty and staff authors as they discuss their latest books on Thursdays, April 14-May 19, 12:30-1:15 p.m. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. On April 21, Doug Thorpe, professor of English, will read excerpts from his recently published book and explore the power of poetry and symbol in establishing how we view and understand the world, whether in biblical images, literature, music, or film. More

Personal Health Screenings and WebMD

Forgot to sign up to learn your health numbers such as blood pressure, cholesterol, pulse, blood glucose, and BMI (body mass index)? Don't panic! You can still know your numbers by dropping in on a space-available basis on Wednesday, April 20, at Falcon's Lounge in upper Royal Brougham Pavilion, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment to guarantee your spot by visiting the Human Resources website and selecting "Personal Health Screening Online Registration." The WebMD HealthQuotient Personal Health Assessment has also opened today. Enter your results from your personal health screenings into the assessment for more relevant suggestions for lifestyle change. Complete the assessment to receive a $75 completion award. Access the HealthQuotient through our main page under "Wellness Program through WebMD." More

Latest on iTunes U: Pastor Richard Dahlstrom

“Faith and Community: Sailing the Four “C's," a senior survival seminar hosted by the Center for Career and Calling. Guest speaker is Richard Dahlstrom, senior pastor at Bethany Community Church. More

Brass Ensemble Concert May 25

The SPU Brass Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in First Free Methodist Church. The concert includes 20 student soloists, showcasing what they've learned this past year. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Première of Documentary About John Perkins April 25

Faculty and staff are invited to the Monday, April 25, première of Let Justice Roll On: The Life and Legacy of John M. Perkins. The evening begins with pre-film appetizers exclusively for faculty and staff beginning at 6 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn, and be followed with a Q&A with John Perkins, Tali Hairston, and filmmaker Michael Eaton. The premiere is free and open to the public. Watch a trailer for the documentary and learn more by visiting the website. More

2011 Summer Housing for Student Employees

As you begin to hire students for summer jobs, remember that on-campus summer housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications, including location and price, are now available in the Office of University Services and must be received by Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. Please advise your student employees to complete an application if they are hoping to live on campus during the summer. If you have any questions, contact University Services at 206-281-2188 or

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. More

Autism Lecture on April 19

Autism is now considered the most common developmental disorder in children. It is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism – about 1.5 million in the United States. The cause is still unknown. Dr. Ralphael Bernier, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at University of Washington's Center for Human Development and Disability, will present the current understanding of the genetics behind autism, and highlight the advances and challenges of this disorder at a special lecture at Seattle Pacific University on Tuesday, April 19, 7–9 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Dr. Bernier's autism research examines effective and accurate diagnosis and treatment. He is also the author of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook.

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: This week, 20 percent off salad creations and Medley's new Salad Wrap! (Chicken and tuna excluded from this promotion.)

Grill 155: Nigel's delicious Street Tacos for only $3.99 this week!

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: Cool off this week and get $.50 off all iced beverages exclusively at Academic Perks!

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.

Support Students' Global Missions and Finish Your Home Cleanup 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, housecleaning, or other work projects around your house. This spring, students have helped faculty and staff members with lawn care, moving projects, garage cleanup, 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

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

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 Photos of the Week

“This is Kimbi, our newest family member. Ever want a mini hunter-gatherer Ewok for a pet? This 8-week-old puppy is a 'biki-bear,' a special mix of bichon and shih-tzu. He doesn't shed, doesn't yap, is hypo-allergenic, and uses a litter box! Claire and I are absolutely thrilled to be new parents to this adorable little creature!" Wayne Johnson, professor of music. Select the link for another photo of Kimbi. 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, April 21. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 25.


Nemtchinova's Book Published

A book by Katya Nemtchinova, associate professor of TESOL and Russian, titled Послушайте! (Listen Up!) was published by Presses Universitaires Internationales (Asunción/Bordeaux/Amsterdam). The book is a Russian listening and speaking course for intermediate-level students that helps develop effective listening strategies, promote meaningful practice of language in context, and boost students' confidence in dealing with real Russian.

MacDonald Presents Paper

Don MacDonald, professor of marriage and family therapy, and Stephen Lambert from Azuza Pacific University presented a paper at the annual convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. The paper was titled "Resilience of the Faith. Renewal of Psychology," and addressed how psychology could benefit from reunification with Christianity and philosophy.

Stewart Awarded Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Ross Stewart, professor of accounting, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Daystar University outside of Nairobi, Kenya. This will permit Ross to teach, research, and assist with revising university curriculum at Daystar for approximately six months. Ross will complete his 25th year at SPU this year.

Wolfe's Essay Receives Award

An essay by English faculty member Suzanne Wolfe received an honorable mention in the 2011 Pushcart Prize volume for her essay "This Is My Body." The essay was published in Image journal, volume 64, and The Spirit of Food.

Farewell Reception for Susan Park

After five years of service, Susan Park, administrative assistant in the Center for Learning, is leaving SPU. You are cordially invited to an open house reception to say farewell to Susan on Wednesday, April 20, 2-4 p.m. in the Center for Learning in Lower Moyer Hall. Susan is headed to Edmonds Community College. Please join us in thanking her for her time here.

Welcome, Megan

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Megan Bartsch, a new Student Financial Services representative.


Social Venture Plan Competition Featured on

The annual Social Venture Plan Competition was featured on the Queen Anne community website at on April 12. A follow-up story announcing the winners of the competition appeared on April 15. More


Welcome, Caleb Taylor Langford

Assistant Professor of Theology Mike Langford, and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their new son, Caleb Taylor Langford, into the world on March 22 at 2:10 p.m. Mike says, “Big sister Hannah (4) and brother, Seth (2), are alternating excited, welcoming, sweet, overbearing, and indifferent." Select the link for more photos of Caleb. 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, Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant, Development
Customer Service Representative (.34), Casey Conference Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Development
Nurse Practitioner (.8, 9-month), Health Services
Residence Life Coordinator (10-month), Residence Life

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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