Monday, September 19, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Important Registration Deadlines

Waitlist ends Thursday, September 22. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on September 22. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services (SAS) will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist. If you would like to accommodate specific students into your waitlisted course, contact SAS Registration Coordinator Stephanie Malin at by Thursday, September 22.

Increasing class enrollment ends Friday, September 30. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact SAS coordinators of schedules/publications Tiffany Shelton at or Lee Staman at by 3 p.m. on Friday, September 30 to have your class enrollment increased.

Last day to add/drop classes is Friday, September 30. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.
Other registration deadlines.

Friday, October 7. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, music ensembles, or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS in Demaray Hall 151 until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 7.

Welcome Week 2011

Welcome Week is Thursday, September 22, through Sunday, September 25. Before you know it, the campus will be alive with new students and their parents. For more information contact Interim Campus Program Coordinator Whitney Broetje at A full Welcome Week schedule can be found online. More

New Lectio This Week: Cranston on Nehemiah 8

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education Director the Rev. Celeste Cranston is the guest Lectio guide this week for the transition between the summer series on “Old Testament Selections From Israel's Story" with Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig and Autumn Quarter's series on Joshua/Judges with Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Nijay Gupta. Cranston reflects on Nehemiah 8, the story of God's people actively engaging with the Word of God after they have just rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem following their return from exile in Babylon. The Lectio now has a “comments" feature enabled at the end of the reading that will allow you to comment, ask questions, and otherwise explore the text further with the guide and/or other readers. Read more about this new feature in this week's Lectio. More

2010 Alumni Survey Results

The 2010 alumni survey results for 2009-10 bachelor degree recipients are now available on the Information and Data Management's website under “Faculty & Staff" page. Under “Unique Reports," select the box titled “University Research/Surveys." More

Latest on iTunes U

Student Sean Hudspeth continues his reading of George MacDonald's Unspoken Sermons with a sermon titled, “The Eloi." “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" MacDonald describes these words not as indicating a moment of separation between the Son and the Father, but rather as the moment of most complete union. More

Mail and Copying Services Has Moved

Mail and Copying Services is now located next to the Bookstore in the former Bookstore Annex. The entrance is 323 W. Nickerson Avenue, and the front door is located on the Nickerson Street side of the building. Business hours, route times, staff, and excellent customer service remains the same. More

Join the President's Circle

Members of the President's Circle enjoy multiple benefits, including an invitation to the annual President's Circle Celebration Dinner on October 6. Reserve a seat for you and a guest by making your annual donation of $1,000 through payroll deduction or at If you have any questions, email or phone 206-281-2131.

This Week's Retail Hours for Campus Dining

Falcon's Landing: Closed
C-Store: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. New healthy-fare snacks are now available. Stop by and try the new treats.
Weter Coffee Kiosk: 7:45–11 a.m., Monday–Friday
Subway: 10 a.m. –2 p.m., Monday–Friday

Deals, More Healthy Choices at C-Store

Autumn Quarter is just around the corner! Come to the C-Store for some great deals this season, including some new healthy choices.

Falcon Home Games This Week

Thursday, September 22
Women's soccer vs Saint Martin's, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion (home opener), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24
Volleyball vs Saint Martin's, Brougham Pavilion, 3 p.m.
Women's soccer vs Western Oregon, Interbay Stadium, 7:30 p.m. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. 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 Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, September 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 26.


Thoburn's New Book

John Thoburn, associate professor of clinical psychology, is co-editor of the new book Clergy Sexual Misconduct: A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight published by Gentle Path Press. The book contains chapters from leaders in the field of clergy care, and attacks the subject of clergy sexual misconduct using a systems psychology and reconciliation theology approach. Topics include scope of the problem, prevention, treatment, denominational oversight, spiritual formation, working with clergy couples, legal issues, and more. Further information may be found on the website. More

Keuss' New Book

Jeff Keuss, professor and associate dean in the School of Theology, has written a new book Your Neighbor's Hymnal: What Popular Music Teaches Us About Faith, Hope and Love (Cascade, 2011). The book is an exploration of 42 pop songs from rock, hip-hop, metal, and R&B and how people are using pop music to find resources to understand faith, hope, and love. The book is available on in both print and Kindle format, including a link to the songs discussed in the book on iTunes, Grooveshark, and Spotify. Visit the website to hear some of the tracks. More

Sellers Leads Discussions on Engaging the Topic of Sexuality

In late August, Tina Schermer Sellers, certified sex therapist and faculty member in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department, led a two-day workshop titled "Starting the Conversation - Engaging Sexuality in the Christian Church" at Vineyard Community Church in Shoreline. The pastors, Rose and Rich Swetman, wrote this about the workshop: "It is time for our faith community to take a close look at sexuality. Between the silence and shame we have learned to live with in the church and the recreation and denigration of sexuality in today's culture, we want to cultivate an atmosphere to have the conversation and explore what healthy sexuality within a faith community can look like. We invited Tina Schermer Sellers to lead us in ‘how' to begin the dialogue. Tina brought a presence that was both caring and tender yet strong with the years of experience on this subject that helped give us the framework we needed to continue exploring sexuality through all stages of life. Tina was able to help us diminish misconceptions and shame in even giving voice to this topic. Those among us with children were given tools and inspired to begin teaching their children from all developmental stages about the gift of sexuality that God has bestowed to us. We will have Tina back to help continue this much needed conversation. We look forward to all the ways in which as a faith community our congregation will grow together in living into the call of God to love and be loved."

Article by Terrill, Wong Published

John Terrill, director of the Center for Integrity in Business, and Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics, co-authored an article for online journal Comment. The article, “Serving Our Work and Neighbors: Which Comes First?" appeared on September 4. Read the article online. More

Ryder's Professional Activities

Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder chaired a panel titled “Assessing Theatre: Standards and Art" at the national conference of the American Alliance for Theatre in Education in Chicago, July 27-31. The panel discussed the unique challenges of creating and implementing authentic assessment instruments for theatre performance. In mid-July, Andrew's essay, “Doing 'Tennessee Justice' in Oregon," was published in Performing Arts Resources 28 in the issue titled “A Tyranny of Documents: The Performing Arts Historian as Film Noir Detective." The issue is dedicated to theatre historian and Shubert Archive Director Brooks McNamara, and features essays by more than 30 performing arts historians about “tyrannical" documents which refuse to be easily interpreted. Andrew's essay deals with issues of race in an original production at Camp Waldport in Oregon during World War II. A full table of contents for PAR 28 is available at From July 25-August 12, Andrew was selected to participate as a grant application reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education's Professional Development for Arts Educators Program, a project intended to provide support to innovative K-12 professional development plans for arts education and arts integration across the country.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information can be found on the online SPU White Page.

Moses Kinayia, Student Financial Services counselor
Zawadi Morrow, minister of worship and production, University Ministries
Katie Washington, student employment coordinator, Student Financial Services


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Obstetrics
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

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 (.5), John Perkins Center
Customer Service Representative (.25-.375, variable), Casey Conference Center
Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Operations Coordinator, Center for Integrity in Business
Senior Systems and Data Manager–CRM, Information and Data Management
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Web Designer II, University Communications More

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