Monday, December 5, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


“Becoming Soul Mates" Marriage Seminar

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to sponsor "Becoming Soul Mates" — a fun, thought-provoking, and practical marriage enrichment and preparation seminar — on Saturday, February 4, 2012. This year the event will be held at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington. SPU Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and Marriage and Family Therapist Leslie Parrott, two of America's leading relationship experts, will lead this event. The seminar will include two special lunchtime sessions: “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts," for engaged and newlywed couples; and “Marriage Mentoring," for couples interested in being mentors. Between now and January 3, 2012, the early-bird rate is just $79 per couple (which includes a best-selling book by the Parrotts). For more information and to register, visit the seminar website. More

Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

It's not too late to get a flu shot at the Health Services Center in Watson Hall. Protect yourself this flu season. Show you SPU Premera card for a FREE shot. If you're not covered by Premera, the flu shot costs $25. Open to all staff, faculty, students and dependents over 15. Schedule an appointment today by calling 206-281-2231.

Campus Dining Deals

Campus Dining is offering several deals at all of their locations to help you POWER through finals. Stop by this week to take part in all these great offers.

Medley: 50 percent off ALL salads
Grill 155: $0.99 fries (while supplies last), $1.59 cheeseburgers, and $3.99 drink, fries, and burger combo meals
Einstein: FREE coffee with bagel purchase (minimum $2.99 purchase required)
Academic Perks/ Weter Coffee Kiosk: 10 percent off drinks
C-Store: Deals on Rockstar drinks

Campus Dining Hours During Christmas Break

Falcon's Landing
Wednesday, December 7: normal hours
December 8–January 3, closed
Wednesday, January 4, normal hours

Wednesday, December 7: normal hours
Thursday, December 8; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
December 9–December 23, weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
December 24–January 2: closed
Tuesday, January 3, open for normal hours


Wednesday, December 7, normal hours
Thursday, December 8, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
December 9–December 23, weekdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
December 24–January 2, closed
Tuesday, January 3, normal hours

Weter Coffee Kiosk

Wednesday, December 7, open for normal hours
Thursday, December 8, 7:30–11 a.m.
December 9–December 23, weekdays 7:45–11 a.m.
December 24–January 2, closed
Tuesday, January 3, normal hours

Staff Members: Christmas Pictures Needed

Staff Council has something fun planned for the upcoming staff forum. We're gathering favorite Christmas pictures of staff members and hope you'll participate. If you have a favorite holiday photo — funny, cute, sentimental — send them to Administrative Assistant Ami Archibald in the Wall's Advancement Center, or email your picture to Send all photos by December 8, and remember to join us at the Staff Forum on Thursday, December 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Christmas CD by Music Faculty Julian Catford

A CD by adjunct music faculty member Julian Catford titled “Christmas Eve Live: Fingerstyle Jazz on the Classical Guitar" is now available. All proceeds go toward SPU guitar scholarships. The CD is a jazz mix of secular and sacred music, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing," “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," “Silver and Gold," “Good King Wenceslas," “We Three Kings," “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," “O Come All Ye Faithful," “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," “Deck the Halls," “White Christmas," “Silver Bells," “The Christmas Song," and “What Child Is This?" The CD is $10, and available in the Fine Arts Office in the Crawford Music Building, the SPU Bookstore, and Rosewood Guitar at 8402 Greenwood Ave. N. in Seattle. For more information and to listen to some of the music, visit the website. More

Falcon Home Games This Week

Friday, December 9
GNAC-CCAA Challenge. Women's basketball vs Sonoma State, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Second game of a doubleheader - Western Washington vs. Chico State is at 5 p.m.)

Saturday, December 10
GNAC-CCAA Challenge. Women's basketball vs Chico State, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Second game of a doubleheader - Western Washington vs. Sonoma State is at 5 p.m.) More

Latest on iTunes U: Answers to Four Questions About iTunes

David Wicks, director of instructional technology services, addresses the following faculty questions regarding iTunes U: What is iTunes U? How do you access iTunes U? What resources can be found on iTunes U? How can iTunes U be used in your instruction? More

Pet Photo of the Week

“My name is Wink. I'm the sweetest, most docile kitty in the world, although my fur is a bit high maintenance even if my personality is not. I am 100 percent girl, and am dainty about everything I do, even when I'm chasing a wriggly toy. I like to curl my 6 pounds of fluffiness into a ball on mom's lap, perhaps because my snuggly behavior has her curled around my little paw. Even when she's sleeping, mom somehow makes sure that I have about 24 inches of bed space. Seems about right to me. ;)." Beth Miller, assistant professor of interior design. Select the link to see more photos of Wink. 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, December 8. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 12.


Woodward Attends NCAA Symposium

At the recent annual national symposium of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association, Professor of History Bill Woodward heard NCAA President Mark Emmert give an initial response to the sad revelations at Penn State. Most important, Bill joined coaches Erica Daligcon and Doris Heritage (emerita) as the NCAA conferred its highest academic honor, the Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship ($24,000 renewable), to SPU 2010 graduate Jessica Pixler. The award was presented at the annual honors banquet. Jessica becomes just the ninth student-athlete in NCAA history to garner both of the NCAA's two highest awards: “Top VIII" (for athletic excellence) and the Byers (for academics). Jessica spoke well and gratefully of her SPU experience. After battling some serious injuries, she returns to competition this spring in quest of an Olympic berth.

Keuss Chairs Panel, Presents Paper

At the recent American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference in San Francisco, Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture Jeff Keuss chaired and served as respondent for two Paul Ricoeur panels at AAR – one focused on the decade of reception of Memory, History and Forgetting (University of Chicago), and a joint session with the Continental Philosophy group on the elective affinity in method in Ricoeur's oeuvre as a Protestant and Jean-Luc Marion as a Catholic. In addition, he presented a paper titled “Missionary Literature as dōhansha: The Poetics of Christ in Endō Shusakū's Silence" as part of the Arts, Literature, and Religion section. Jeff was appointed by Oxford University Press during the annual board meeting of the peer-reviewed journal Literature and Theology at AAR as the North American general editor of the journal for a three-year term beginning in June 2012.

Alsbury Receives Award

Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury received an award and letter of commendation from the North Carolina Professors of Educational Leadership (NCPEL) executive board. The award recognized his leadership and service as the founder and president, for reorganizing NCPEL into a statewide nonprofit association, and for placing NCPEL as an association representing and organizing voice for all private and public colleges and universities in North Carolina to the state. Learn more about the history of the organization at the website. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Laurie Murphy, manager in the Office of University Services administration, and Tiffany Kim, office and field placement assistant in the School of Education.


Community Kitchen in the News

SPU's Community Kitchen and Assistant Professor of Nutrition Daniela Geleva were featured in the January/February issue of Urban Farm in an article titled "Cooking Up Community." (The article is not available online.)


Faculty Position

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
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

For 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

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions for Recruitment, Admissions
Associate Graduate Director & Budget Manager, School of Business and Economics
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Shuttle Bus/Van Driver (.5, temporary), Office of Safety and Security
Systems Analyst/Administrator--Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Technical Accountant, Finance Office
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

Volume #39, Issue #42 | Published by: University Communications

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