Monday, June 27, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Repatriated College-Aged Third Culture Kids Wanted for Research Study

A research team at SPU is recruiting 15 college-aged Third Culture Kids (TCKs) for a qualitative (interview-based) study investigating their post-secondary educational and career development experiences. TCKs are children who spent a meaningful portion of their childhood in an international location. Between June 15 and July 15, 2011, the research team hopes to interview 15 TCKs. To be eligible for participation, participants must:

• Be 18 to 25 years of age
• Be a citizen of the U.S.A.
• Be repatriated to the U.S.A.
• Have spent a minimum of one year of high school in a country that is not your passport country

This qualitative research project has been approved by SPU's Institutional Review Board (IRB). The approval number is 101102035, and the permission to collect data and hold interviews continues through June 15, 2012. SPU's IRB has the “federal wide assurance" credential, meaning that the process used to approve research projects complies with national standards for the utilization of human subjects in research. To participate, or for further information, contact Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos at

Mailing and Copying Services Summer Schedule

Mailing Services is now on a 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

Donate Old Eye Glasses by June 30

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 eyeglass 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.

The Latest on iTunes U: Sara Koenig

Join Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig this summer on a journey through Old Testament selections from Israel's story. More

SPU Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Web, and Android

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

Updated: Summer Retail Hours for Campus Dining

Falcon's Landing: Closed
C-Store: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Pura Vida: 7:45 a.m.–11 a.m., Monday–Friday
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday

Fac/Staff Bulletin Begins Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. During the summer, the Bulletin is published every other week. 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, July 7. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, July 11.


Nelson Named Rookie of the Year

Visits and Events Coordinator Lisa Nelson was recently named “Rookie of the Year" by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. Congratulations, Lisa!

Retirement Celebration for Bryce Nelson

A retirement celebration for SPU Librarian Bryce Nelson will be Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. There will be dessert and a short program.

Lee Selected as One of “100 Future Leaders of Korea"

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Jaeil Lee was recently selected as one of the “100 Future Leaders of Korea 2011" by the Overseas Koreans Foundation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Korea. The organization supports 7 million Koreans overseas by promoting global networking and mentorship between future leaders through interchanging knowledge and information. The selected leaders are invited to “The Future Leader Conference 2011" to be held in Seoul, Korea, October 4-7. This is 14th year for the conference, and Jaeil is one of 25 U.S. delegates. Activities of the conference include meeting with the prime minister of Korea, participating in forums and lectures led by influential leaders of Korea, and networking with local Koreans and Koreans from around the world. Congratulations, Jaeil!

Sandlin's Article Published

An article written by Marlon Sandlin, director of development–gift planning, was published in the June 2011 issue of Planned Giving Today. "Lessons Learned From an Unforgettable Planned Gift" describes the complex process and issues he experienced while securing a large gift for SPU. Planned Giving Today is a national publication for planned-giving professionals.

Sawers Elected President of Professional Organizaton

Kimberly Sawers, associate professor of accounting, was recently elected president of the accounting, behavior and organizations section of the American Accounting Association. This is a three-year term with one year each as president-elect, president, and past president.

New Book by Wolfe

A new book by Writer in Residence Gregory Wolfe titled Beauty Will Save the World is now available. Here's a description of the book: “Culture wars and increasingly partisan conflicts have reduced public discourse to shouting matches between ideologues. But rather than merely bemoaning the vulgarity and sloganeering of this era, says acclaimed author and editor Gregory Wolfe, we should seek to enrich the language of civil discourse by drawing nourishment from the deepest sources of culture: art and religious faith. Beauty Will Save the World makes a powerful case for the importance of beauty and imagination to cultural renewal, and offers a revealing introduction to the artists and thinkers who are the Christian humanists of the modern era." More

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 on the online SPU White Pages.

Shannon Lawson, customer service specialist, Casey Conference Center
Josh Turner, developer, Computer and Information Systems


Davis on KOMO Radio

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed on KOMO radio's (AM 1000) “Newsline PM With Ken Schram" on June 13 and 14. Reed is a frequent contributor to the show.


Welcome, Laine Elizabeth Henderson!

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions Lacey Henderson, and her husband, Eric, are the proud parents of Laine Elizabeth, born Monday, May 30. Laine weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Mom, dad, and Oscar the dog adore Laine and are loving every minute with her. Select the link for another photo of Laine. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
One-Year Assistant Professor of Philosophy
One-Year Instructor of Physics

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

Administative Assistant, Seattle Pacific Foundation
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Major Gifts Officer, Office of Development
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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