Monday, October 24, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Quarter Registration

Registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time in order to remove their "Faculty Advisor Hold." Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 14. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 28. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

A Flood of SPU Visitors for Academic Preview This Week

On Thursday, October 27, and Friday, October 28, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will host a large Preview event for prospective students and their parents to come check out SPU and see if it's the right fit for them. We will specifically be showcasing our academic programs. Please be sure to welcome these visitors when you see them around campus, or in your class for a visit. If you have questions, contact Visit and Events Coordinator Carly Hanson at

A Celebration of French Art Song

SPU's adjunct faculty member Chérie Hughes and SPU's staff accompanist coordinator Amy Boers will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28, in First Free Methodist Church. The concert, titled “La Poesie Lyrique: An Evening Celebrating the Art of the Love Song and the Love of Art Song," features music of Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, and Satie. The event is free.

African Music Festival October 31

An African music festival will make its Seattle debut at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 31, in First Free Methodist Church. The SPU music department is helping with the concert. The performance, titled “An African Festival," is produced by Sankusem, a New York based nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of African music written for classical instruments. A group of notable international artists will perform. General admission is $18 and $12 for students.

Vocation and Spiritual Formation Retreat

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the “Vocation and Spiritual Formation Retreat: Our Unique Place in God's Renewing Work in the World" with Dr. Gordon T. Smith, professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. The forum is November 4-5 at First Free Methodist Church. Smith is author of several books, including Courage and Calling and Listening to God in Times of Choice. General admission is $50, and $25 for students. ($20 student scholarships are available from the Center for Biblical Theology and Education.) For more information and to register, visit the website. More

Thursday Food for Thought: Clint Kelly

You are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch to the library on Thursdays from 12:30-1:15 p.m. to hear SPU faculty and staff authors read from their latest books and writings. On October 27, Clint Kelly, a.k.a. Carolyn Bravo, senior writer for Response magazine, and the author of the Roaring River Romance series, reads from his novel White Water Preacher and talks about the pros and cons of being in the less than one percent of male authors who write romance. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. More

Braham's “Requiem" Concert to Benefit FFMC Music Ministry

“Brahms “Requiem in the Context of a Human Liturgy" will be presented at First Free Methodist Church (FFMC) on Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 pm. It will feature SPU faculty and staff members Elaine Weltz, Wendy Moy, and Jeff Jordan, and collaborative contributions from SPU, University of Washington, St. Mark's Cathedral, and FFMC. The suggested donation is $15 for adults and $5 for children, students, and seniors. The proceeds will benefit the FFMC music ministry program. For more information, contact adjunct music faculty member Wendy Moy at 480-442-4676 or visit the website. More

Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Campus November 2

Find out how SPU is helping you save for health care needs in retirement. Current contributions to eligible employee accounts are $75 per month - $900 per year. On Wednesday, November 2, an Emeriti Health Solutions representative will be on campus to explain how these contributions provide both reimbursement and guaranteed health care retirement benefits. For those approaching retirement in the next one to 10 years, attend a “Thinking About Retirement" session which will address Emeriti insurance options and how they relate to Medicare. For those planning to retire more than 10 years from now, try a “Still Working" session to address reasons you need to save for retiree health care, unique tax advantages of the Emeriti program, options available under the program, and how to make your own contributions. Most sessions are quite short (about 30 minutes) and will be held in the Library Seminar Room. Although the meetings focus on different audiences, you're encouraged to attend either one. No RSVP is required. If you have questions, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676. A complete schedule can be found at this website. More

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $25. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and older) who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive influenza shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit.

Library Open House

Come visit the lower level of the SPU library on Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Come see the new Tech Desk, a place where students can work with the latest tech tools; and the Archives, a place to explore SPU's past. Come discover, create, and share. Light snacks will be available. For more information, visit the website. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to SBE Dean's Speaker Series

Faculty and staff are welcome to the first School of Business and Economics Dean's Speaker event of 2011-12. The guest is Brandon Pedersen, CFO of Alaska Air Group. He will speak on the subject of “Success in the Airline Industry: How Alaska Is Weathering the Storm." The lecture is Wednesday, October 26, at 11 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mark Oppenlander, director for the Center of Applied Learning, at or 206-281-2942.

Camp Casey Winter, Spring Request

Winter and Spring reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates available are January 2 through June 11, 2012. Reservation requests are due by November 4. The academic year requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. These are open to full-time faculty and staff. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Good Seats Still Available for Sacred Sounds

Don't miss out on SPU's 12th annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert, featuring SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir and Wind Symphony, along with the SPU Orchestra, Men's and Women's Choirs, and Chamber Singers, performing sacred and traditional Christmas music from around the world. Again we are offering two performances: Monday, November 28, and Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. in magnificent Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $17 and $20 and can be purchased online at or at the Benaroya Hall Box Office. For more information, visit the website. More

Latest on iTunes U: Autumn Quarter Chapel Series

Want to get up to speed with what is happening in Chapel? Listen to the services as the chapel team and speakers take students, faculty, and staff through the Book of Joshua during Autumn Quarter. More

Falcon Home Games This Week

Monday, October 24
Volleyball vs Montana State Billings, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 27
Men's soccer vs Simon Fraser, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs Alaska Fairbanks, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 29
Volleyball vs Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 3 p.m.
Men's soccer vs Western Washington, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m. More

Pet Photos Needed

If you've ever wanted your pet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin, now's the time. Send in two photos and a brief explanation to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“I have been a volunteer with a national organization, training assistance dogs for adults and children with disabilities. These tricky Labrador Retrievers are all pups in training. Ponti, my beloved pooch, is on the far right. Unfortunately, Ponti did not pass the final exams to become a service dog. Ponti returned to Seattle and is now a ‘change of career' dog. He has logged more than 100 visiting hours at Children's Hospital!" Valerie Giesbrecht, TESOL instructor, A.C.E. at Seattle Pacific. Select the link for the large photo of the trick-or-treaters. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

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, October 27. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 31.


Article by Daniels, Diddams, and Van Duzer Published

An article written by Professor of Management Denise Daniels; Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Margaret Diddams; and School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer was recently published in the Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, Vol. 2:2, Article 3. The article is titled “A magnetic pull on the internal compass: The moderating effect of response to culture on the relationship between moral identity and ethical sensitivity." Read it online. More

Kelly Keynotes Writers Conference

Communications specialist Clint Kelly presented a two-part keynote address at the Oregon Christian Writers one-day conference on October 15 at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He spoke on "The Art of Reinvention" and "Romancing the Editor."

Ferreiro Attends Conference

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro attended the conference “Children and Family in the Patristic Tradition" in Boston, October, 13-15. The conference was sponsored by the Pappas Patristic Institute in the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology-Hellenic College. He presented the paper, 'The Catechetical Role of Children in the Sermons of Caesarius of Arles." Caesarius was bishop in southern France in the sixth century. In his sermons, children appear as type, metaphor, or actual persons. Through them, the issues he touched upon are abortion, contraception, fidelity in marriage, infanticide, and other pressing issues of the day. The papers will be published by Baker Press and Hellenic College.

Bond, Ellis Manuscript Accepted for Publication

A manuscript titled "The Effects of Metacognitive Reflective Assessment on Fifth and Sixth Graders Mathematics Achievement" by School of Education professors John Bond and Arthur Ellis has been accepted for publication in the School Science and Mathematics journal. This research article reports on an experimental study on the use of reflective learning strategies.

Correction on Name of New Staff Member

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Prentice Park as a new admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions. We apologize for incorrectly publishing his first name in last week's Bulletin.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistyr
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
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

Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Customer Service Representative (.25-.375, variable), Casey Conference Center
Events Manager, University Relations
Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance
Manager, OUS Administration, University Services
MFT Program Coordinator (.8), School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Senior Systems and Data Manager–CRM, Information and Data Management
Web Designer II, University Communications
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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