Monday, November 7, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Veterans Day Forum Nov. 10

A Veterans Day forum will be held at First Free Methodist Church on Thursday, November 10, 9:30-10:20 a.m. This forum will recognize the service and sacrifice of the veterans and military-affiliated personnel in the SPU community. SPU alumnus and U.S. Army Chaplain Rob Sterling will speak. The forum will also feature a color guard of SPU's ROTC students. The event is sponsored by the Veteran and Military Support cadre, and is open to the public.

Thursday Food for Thought: Michael Hamilton

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 November 10, Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton will talk about “Something Big for God: The Last Temptation of Billy Graham" — exploring what almost derailed Graham's ministry and why his most important legacy lies outside of North America. A question-and-answer time follows. More

Give Blood on Nov. 10

The Office of Student Programs is hosting the Puget Sound Blood Center's Blood Mobile on campus Thursday, November 10, 12-6 p.m. Contact Administrative Assistant Sarah McMurray in Student Programs at 206-281-2247 for more information. Reserve your time online and make a difference in someone's life. (You can also just show up at the Blood Mobile, but to reserve a specific time, sign up on the website.) More

Help Your Students Graduate On Time

Faculty and staff who advise students can now encourage students to visit and use SPU's new retention site, On Track: Degree Planner. This site details the steps students must take each year to stay on course to graduate on time. You're encouraged to reference the site when advising students, using the list of tasks for their academic year as a guide for their progress. More

New Website for SPU Community

SPU is launching a new online hub for the extended SPU community — including alumni, friends, and new audiences — called “Small Change, Big Impact." The website is designed to encourage engagement with Seattle Pacific through storytelling, online resources, events, volunteer opportunities, and to encourage giving to the University. Learn more by visiting the Small Change, Big Impact website when it goes live this week. You'll find a link to the new website on the SPU home page.

Response Magazine's Next Question

Your answers are needed for Response magazine's next question for its readers, “What scientific discovery do you most hope for and why?" Submit your answers online. More

Autumn 2011 Census Information Available

The Autumn Quarter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available to only SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

Theater Department Presents “Twelve Angry Women"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre Department presents “Twelve Angry Women," November 10-12 and 17-19, 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall, with an additional matinee on Saturday, November 19, at 2 p.m. In a jury room, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a young man accused in his father's murder. It only takes moments for reasonable doubt to seep into the minds of the jurors. As they argue and struggle toward consensus, their personalities and perspectives clash. What will the verdict be, and is it “the truth"? Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students/seniors. The theater is wheelchair accessible. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the McKinley Box Office website. More

Instrumental Concert November 17

SPU's Wind Symphony and the SPU Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, in First Free Methodist Church. Admission is free and wheelchair accessible.

Faculty Music Recital: “Love and Haight"

SPU's music faculty will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, in First Free Methodist Church. The concert features adjunct music faculty member and soprano Catherine Haight. The concert includes songs by Purcell, Brahms, Poulenc, and Ravel's masterpiece “Chansons Madécasses." There will also be piano, cello, and flute performances. Admission is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact 206-281-2925.

Screening of Bullying Documentary Finding Kind

SPU's school counseling honor society chapter, Sigma Phi Upsilon, will host a screening of the documentary Finding Kind on Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. In this documentary, two young women from Orange County take a road trip across the country to bring awareness of “the severity of the negative and lasting effects resulting from girl-against-girl bullying." A reviewer writes, “The thing that sets Finding Kind apart from most other films is its ability to evoke self-reflection, a very powerful attribute for a film to have. Throughout the entirety of the film, I found myself reflecting on all the times I was mean toward another girl and hoping to be able to redeem myself for those horrible actions. I believe this was (Director) Parsekian's exact intention when filming the documentary, so it was inspiring to be able to experience a film fulfilling its purpose. Sigma Phi Upsilon is a chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. Its mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling. Part of the proceeds will support the Sigma Phi Upsilon chapter projects. Tickets can be bought online. More

Latest on iTunes U: Local and State Government

Interested in local and state government? John Hitt, city manager of Lebanon, Oregon, spoke in Professor Caleb Henry's “State and Local Politics" class. The class analyzes contemporary state and local governmental institutions and how they operate within America's federal system. October 21, 2011. More

Good Seats Still Available for Sacred Sounds

Don't miss out on SPU's 12th annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas, 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

Pet Photos REALLY 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

“This is my chocolate lab puppy, Rory. She just turned 7 months old. Her favorite things to do are snuggle with our cat, play with everyone she meets, and chase leaves blowing in the wind – which right now are abundant! When we first brought her home five months ago, she weighed 6 pounds. She now tips the scales at 60 pounds. She's a happy, fun pup!" Jenny Fitzpatrick, administrative assistant, Dean's Office, College of Arts and Sciences. Select the link for more photos of Rory. 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, November 10. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 14.


Judd's Article Published

An article by adjunct professor of clinical psychology Tedd Judd titled "Assessment of Linguistic Minorities" was recently published in the British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology. This article complements a series of presentations (“Specialty Practicum Training in Psychological Assessment Using Interpreters" “Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Citizenship Examination Disability Exclusion Evaluations" and “Is Limited English Proficiency an Artifact in Forensic Evaluations?") Tedd gave at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit last spring.

Ward Presents at AACRAO

Janet Ward, associate vice president of information and data management, presented a session at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers' Strategic Enrollment Management conference held in San Diego, California, October 30-November 2. Her topic was “Unifying Academic and Enrollment Leaders: The Pay Off Is Institutional Fiscal Strength."

Ferreiro's Book Published

A book by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled The Visigoths in Gaul and Iberia (Update): A Supplemental Bibliography (2007-2009). Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, vol. 45. E.J. Brill. 2011, xxxv-448 p. has been published. The book contains 2,887 entries, more than 400 academic journal references, 1,700 internal cross-references, and author and subject indexes. This is the third update. He is now preparing the volume for 2010-2012.

Wong Gives Lecture

Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics, gave the Edward and Rita Schmidt Endowed Lecture at Susquehanna University on October 24. His topic was the role of business in ending poverty. Read more online. More

Welcome, Anne

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Anne Butler, the new assistant for sponsored academic programs and research in the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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

Accounting Assistant II, Finance Office
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions for Recruitment, Undergraduate Admissions
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Data and Systems Manager-Research Analyst, Information and Data Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Events Manager, University Relations
Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Maintenance Mechanic, Building Maintenance
Manager, OUS Administration, University Services
Marriage and Family Theraphy Program Coordinator (.8), School of Psychology, Family & Community
Senior Systems and Data Manager–CRM, Information and Data Management
Shuttle Bus/Van Driver (.5, temporary), Office of Safety and Security
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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