Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “Reflections of an Apostle"

On Tuesday, May 31, Assistant Professor of Art History Katie Kresser will speak in chapel at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. She will be speaking on Romans 15:14-16:27. This is the last chapel of the year.

Lectio Online Survey

All Lectio subscribers are reminded that there are only a few days left to complete the online survey conducted by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education. If you're a Lectio subscriber and you haven't yet completed the survey, look for the reminder in your inbox. It takes less than two minutes, and full participation is needed in order to provide accurate information in the upcoming CBTE grant report. We would greatly value your input! Contact Kelsey Holloway, CBTE administrative assistant, at hollowayk@spu.edu or 206-378-5415 if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

Perkins Center, Taproot Theatre Host Discussion About Race

The Perkins Center is partnering with Taproot Theatre for a series of conversations about race based on the production of Brownie Points. The play is a modern comedy on racial identity and motherhood featuring five moms — their conversations about their differences, their common bonds, and their need for greater understanding. The play runs through June 18, and collaborative community discussions will take place post-performance on Thursday nights beginning at 9 p.m. and also on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre. If you are interested in attending any of the performances for this play, stop by the Perkins Center SUB office for a $5-off promotion card toward your ticket purchase. More information on the discussions and the play can be found on the Perkins Center website. More

Stationery Orders Deadline June 14

If your department needs more stationery before the end of the fiscal year (June 30), orders need be placed with Vision Press by Tuesday, June 14, in order for you to receive them by June 30.

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 the teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, housecleaning, or other work projects around your house. So far 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 until June 10. For more information, contact Michelle Suh, SPRINT Fundraising Coordinator, at suhm@spu.edu; or Owen Sallee, John Perkins Center staff advisor, at owen@spu.edu.

Russia SPRINT Team Needs Craft Supplies

This summer, a team of eight SPRINT students will work with Sunergos International to lead Vacation Bible School activities with children in a tuberculosis treatment center in Novgorod, Russia. If you would like to contribute supplies to support the team's work, contact Owen Sallee at owen@spu.edu or Aryn Schatz at schata@spu.edu. The team will be collecting supplies until Wednesday, June 22. You can download the team's supplies wish list by selecting the link. More

May 31 Last Day for Open Enrollment

All benefit changes (including any set-up of flexible spending accounts) must be made by midnight on Tuesday, May 31. If you have not entered online open enrollment, please do so before 5 p.m. on May 31 in case you have remaining questions for Human Resources. If you need to consult with your spouse before making decisions, consider completing online open enrollment together from your home computer. Open enrollment information is available on the Human Resources main website along with instructions to access online open enrollment. Call 206-281-2676 or mccric@spu.edu for additional information. More

Donate Old Eye Glasses

Did you miss the opportunity to donate your old, unused glasses at the Benefits Fair? Still want to give? More than one billion people around the world need eyeglasses but can't afford them. A gift of donated eyeglasses can change the lives of those in need. Seeing clearly for the first time means they can do basic things like succeed at school or work, and care for their families. Eyes of Hope℠, VSP® Vision Care's eyewear donation program, is an easy way you can help. Any of the following would be great: prescription glasses, readers, and sunglasses. Plastic and metal frames are both accepted, as well as glass cases. Drop your glasses into an interoffice envelope to Human Resources, Suite 302, or walk them down to the Human Resources office at 330 W. Nickerson Street. Also, ask around — friends and family may also be looking for an opportunity to donate as well. VSP® ensures that the glasses are recycled and distributed to children and adults throughout the world. Glasses will be accepted through June 30. Together we can help people see well.

Percussion Ensemble Concert May 31

SPU's Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside SPU's McKinley Hall. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

SPU Orchestra Concert June 2

The new SPU Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Choral Concert June 3

SPU's choirs will perform on Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Flute and Clarinet Ensembles Concert June 6

SPU's Flute and Clarinet Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6, in Demaray 150. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Fall Reservation Requests for Camp Casey

Fall reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are September 26, 2011, through January 1, 2012. Reservation requests are due by June 5, 2011. The fall requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact the Camp Casey office at 866-661-6604 or campcasey@spu.edu. We look forward to seeing you this winter or sooner! Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

The Latest on iTunes U: Professors Respond to Love Wins by Rob Bell

Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo, Instructor of Biblical Studies Nijay Gupta, and Assistant Professor of Theology Mike Langford talk about Bell's book, followed by a Q & A. May 17, 2011. More

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: Get a fresh salad creation or salad wrap with a cool fountain drink for only $6.29 (chicken and tuna priced regularly).

Grill 155: Try some delicious Chicken Yakisoba — this week only $3.99!

Einstein's Bagels: Buy a venti coffee (iced coffee excluded) and get a free sweet after 2 p.m.

Academic Perks: Keep it classic! Treat yourself to a grande vanilla latte; this week, get $1.00 off (iced coffee excluded)!

Pura Vida: Congratulations to SPU's Top Barista winner Marisa Mault for her delicious espresso creation, “A Hazelnut Kiss" mocha. Come to Pura Vida and try it today! Great hot or iced!

From the Archives

C. Hoyt Watson, Seattle Pacific College president from 1926 to 1959, is shown cutting the ivy in this undated photograph of Ivy Cutting. In 1922, students instituted an Ivy Planting ceremony as part of the commencement activities. After a few years, Ivy Planting was replaced by Ivy Cutting, as the ivy had become a little too prevalent around the campus buildings. Very little about the ceremony has changed since then; it still takes place in the Loop (weather permitting, of course) and the students stand in a circle while senior administrators make their way around the circle wielding clippers. To see the full photograph, select the link. More

Pet Photos of the Week on Summer Hiatus

“Thanks to everyone who submitted pet photos this year. I'm pretty sure it's the most popular feature in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. We'll start again in October. Have a great summer with your favorite animals!" Tracy Norlen, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines. Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Beginning June 13, the Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. 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 Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 6.


Ferreiro Presents Paper

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro presented a paper at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May 11–15. The paper, "St. Vicent Ferrer's Catalan Sermon on St. Martin of Tours," explores the sources for his sermon, scriptural exegesis, moral messages, and "homiletical license" to creatively improvise on the life of St. Martin Of Tours, one of the most widely venerated saints in the Latin West. Alberto is now preparing the paper for publication. Accompanying Alberto to the conference was honors student Brent Miles, who presented a portion of his honors paper on the Albigensian Crusade at an Undergraduate Papers Session. Alberto was one of the readers of Brent's honors paper.

Brown's Article Accepted for Publication

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Brown's article “The power of generosity to change views on social power" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The article reports her research in lab and field settings on how cultivating the virtue of generosity can make individuals less prone to endorse the appropriateness of rigid social hierarchies, and more accepting of an egalitarian approach to intergroup relations.

Carrell Gives Presentation

As a member of the Washington Planned Giving Council and the Washington chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Director of Development (Major Gifts) Dean Carrell was asked to be one of three panelists to present “Making the Ask" at the 2011 Planned Giving Day in Seattle. The session focused on how major gift fundraising and planned giving methods often overlap with working with donors. Panelists presented examples from their decades of experiences, and also provided two role-play sessions — all with the hopes to better inform attendees how to be more successful as fundraising professionals.

Farewell Reception for Chris Henshaw

A farewell reception in honor of Chris Henshaw, associate dean of undergraduate nursing, will be held Wednesday, June 8, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Science Building Lobby.


Grant in Chronicle of Higher Education

Director of Student Financial Services Jordan Grant was recently interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education about SFS's recently redesigned financial aid award letters to admitted freshmen. The wording of the letter was debated by the SFS staff, and the new letter has been well received by parents and students. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
University Librarian
One-Year Instructor of Mathematics

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

Customer Service Specialist/Housekeeper, Casey Conference Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Development
Major Gifts Officer, University Advancement
Prospect Research Manager, Office of Development
Student Employment Coordinator, 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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