Monday, June 6, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Interior and Fashion Design Showcase June 7

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences presents the 2011 Interior Design Showcase on Tuesday, June 7, 4-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This show is an opportunity for students to present their work to the SPU and design community. This event is free and open to the public.

Visual Design at Art Center Gallery

SPU's Art Center Gallery is featuring works by graduating seniors in visual communications. The exhibit runs until June 10. The Art Center is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More

Center for Professional Education Receives Grant Renewal

The Center for Professional Education (CPE) in the School of Education (SOE) received a grant renewal from Murdock Charitable Trust to continue work in developing “Professional Learning Communities" (PLC) in private Christian schools. This will extend the PLC funding for another two years at $100,000 per year ($200,000 total), and bring the total for the last three years and the two new years to $500,000. The first three years (ending this fall), provided early evidence of positive impact on student learning in the schools. The next two years will focus on sustained impact and replication strategies. Special recognition goes to Dan Bishop, director of the CPE, and Jan Brown, professional certification associate, for their work securing the grant and implementation in the schools. Others who have supported this work are SOE staff members Sarah Perez, Donna Dahlstrom, and Marilyn Mortenson.

Mailing and Copying Services Summer Schedule

Beginning Monday, June 6, Mailing Services will switch to its summer schedule. Pickup and delivery of mail and packages will be in the afternoon only. You may come and pick up your mail or packages prior to the afternoon delivery. The hours will stay the same Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. If your office will be closed for a certain amount of time, contact Assistant Manager Elaine Stevens at 206-281-2619 or Manager Frank Kinard at 206-281-2663 as to the dates and times, and they would be happy to hold the mail for you. The copy service times will remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mailing and Copying Services. More

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. Beginning June 28, the 2011-12 prices will be in effect.

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 or Aryn Schatz at The team will be collecting supplies until Wednesday, June 22. You can download the team's supplies wish list by selecting the link. 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 such as 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 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.

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.

The Latest on iTunes U: Kelsey Holloway

Kelsey Holloway, administrative assistant for the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, continues Chapel's study of Romans. May 17, 2011. More

SPU Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Web

SPU's first mobile application is now available. SPU Mobile is available in the iTunes App Store (search on "SPU Mobile") and it will run on your iPhone and iPod Touch, plus your iPad (as a native iPhone app). Go to: SPU Mobile for more information. More

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: It's finals week! Make a healthy choice and grab a salad creation or a salad wrap for 50 percent off (chicken and tuna priced regularly).

Grill 155: Grab something quick at the Grill. This week, corn dogs are $0.79. Or, grab a mushroom swiss angus burger for only $2.99 — add only $2 more for a combo meal! While supplies last.

Einstein's Bagels: The real deals are after 2 p.m. Buy a venti-sized coffee (iced coffee excluded) and get a free sweet from Einstein's, or grab a quick bagel with schmear for only $2 after 2 p.m. On Thursday, menu items are 50 percent off beginning at 2 p.m. until close.

Academic Perks: Just in time for finals! Grab a tall americano for only $1 (flavoring not included).

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 Begins Summer Schedule June 13

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, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 9. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 13.


Farewell Reception for Chris Henshaw June 8

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

Brown's Article Accepted for Publication

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Brown's article “Self-Reflection and Feelings of Self-Worth: When Rosenberg Meets Heisenberg" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The research examines measurement issues in personality, showing that when people are asked about self-evaluative attitudes, that influences subsequent reports of self-esteem. The article was co-authored with Jonathon Brown from the University of Washington.

Professor, Students Article Published

A study by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis, along with psychology alumnus Tom Carpenter '08 and clinical psychology doctoral advisee Tyler Laney, was recently published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. The manuscript, "Religious Coping, Stress, and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: A Prospective Study," was funded by a School of Psychology, Family, and Community faculty research grant to the “Stress and Coping Study." In a 12-week diary study of high school youth, the authors found that adolescents who engaged in negative religious coping (for example, believing that God is punishing them) and experienced high stress prospectively developed more depressive symptoms than youth without this negative religious coping style. There was a trend for positive religious coping (for example, seeking spiritual support to buffer the prospective effects of stress on depressive symptoms.)


Davis on KOMO Radio

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed on KOMO radio's (AM 1000) “Newsline PM with Ken Schram" show on Tuesday, May 31, and Monday, June 6, about the latest political news.


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
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

Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Development
Major Gifts Officer, University Advancement
Prospect Research Manager, Office of Development

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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