Monday, January 23, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Homecoming Chapel: Alumnus of the Year Alec Hill

The annual Homecoming Chapel is Thursday, January 26, 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The Gospel Choir, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and members of the group and gather worship teams will lead worship. The 2012 Alumnus of the Year Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, will deliver a message from Luke 7 titled “The Forgotten Parable." Campus offices will be closed for this event.

The Future of the Bible with Professor Timothy Beal

The next generation won't be reading Scripture in the form of a bound book. As society moves from a print to a digital culture of social networking, hyperlinks, and blogs, how the Bible is read will change dramatically. Jewish tradition and scriptural culture hold some interesting clues about how society can rediscover Scripture today.

Nationally noted author, professor of religion, and alumnus Timothy Beal will give a free public lecture on Monday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Respondents will be SPU Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture Jeff Keuss and First Free Methodist Church Pastor Blake Wood. Beal, the Florence Harkness professor of religion at Case Western Reserve University, has authored 11 books, including Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know, and Roadside Religion: In Search of The Sacred, the Strange, and the Substance of Faith, which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's choice and one of Publisher's Weekly's ten Best Religion Books of 2005.

Discussing Race and Ethnicity

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Winter Quarter's [In Context] Discussion Series, sponsored by ASSP Intercultural Director Cristina Hernandez. One of the goals of [In Context] is to create a place for participants to openly and honestly discuss difficult issues concerning race and ethnicity. It's an opportunity to learn and gain confidence and experience discussing these issues. The topics this quarter are “The Deconstruction of Race" and “White Privilege: The What and Why of the Bridges ‘Born Identity' Exhibit." Both are on Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m., February 2–March 8. For more information, contact Cristina Hernandez at You can register online. More

The Gospel and Homelessness

An educational forum on “The Gospel and Homelessness" will be held Wednesday, January 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The forum is part of the activities surrounding the visit of Tent City 3. Professors Jeff Keuss and David Leong will lead the forum. More

Tent City 3 Survey

Faculty and staff are invited to take a brief survey about Tent City 3 (TC3) which is now at SPU. This is a valuable opportunity to express your opinions about TC3. Thank you for your participation. If you have questions, contact Assistant Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker at with any questions. Take the survey online. More

Homecoming Basketball Tickets

SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the Homecoming men's basketball game on Saturday, January 28, at 4 p.m. Tickets may be picked up this week in the Athletics Office, 9 a.m.–4.p.m. SPU ID is required. Call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 with questions.

Small Ensembles Concert

SPU's small ensemble groups, the String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, and other ensembles, will perform in a special concert titled "Bon Divertimento" on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Now Showing at the Art Center Gallery

SPU's Art Center Gallery currently features an “otherworldly" installation of 3-D images and time-based media by adjunct art faculty member Kayo Nakamura. The exhibit runs until February 17. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. More

Thursdays Food for Thought

Miriam Adeney, associate professor of world Christian studies, will read from her book Kingdom Without Borders on January 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library's Reading Room. If our neighbors are global, what does that mean for friendship? For stewardship? For advocacy? For witness? As Chinese, Arabs, Brazilians, and Kenyans follow Jesus, what delights them? What makes them cry? Come explore the challenges of a new era in global Christianity. More

Students Invite Faculty, Staff to Join Them in “Campus Spirit Week"

ASSP is inviting faculty and staff to join them in “Campus Spirit Week" as part of Homecoming 2012. Upload a photo of you in your Spirit Day attire on the Homecoming Facebook event page for a chance to win a prize in the “Most Spirited Staff/Faculty" competition every day of the week! Here are the themes for each day.

Monday, January 23 – Decade Day (dress up in clothes from your favorite decade.)
Tuesday, January 24 – Twin Day (coordinate your outfit to match a fellow co-worker )
Wednesday, January 25 – Mustache Day (sport a real or a fake mustache)
Thursday, January 26 – SPU Pride Day (show your school spirit by wearing your SPU gear)
Friday, January 27 – “I heart Phil" Day (Honor President Eaton by wearing an “I heart Phil" T-shirt or button. T-shirts will be on sale at Uni-Com, and free “I heart Phil" buttons will be distributed in the collegium and outside Gwinn Commons.)
Join the Facebook event page for more details. More

First Student vs. Alumni Flag Football Game

Grab your coat and gloves and rally some friends to march up to the Queen Anne Bowl for the first-ever student vs. alumni flag football game Saturday, January 28, at 1 p.m. ASSP will have warm beverages and spirit-a-plenty as you cheer on the team of your choice. Who will play harder to win the title of champion, not to mention some pretty awesome bragging rights? Come find out!

Send Your Event Information to Loopy

Loopy, the undergraduate student e-news published by the Office of Student Programs, now features a monthly calendar. Events in Loopy also appear on the Office of Student Programs website. To submit events and programs to the calendar that specifically pertain to undergraduate students, or to view the weekly Loopy news, visit the website. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Much Ado About Nothing"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre department presents one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing," January 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall. There will be a matinee on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. The play begins with a marriage celebration, which is crushed by a devious and resentful prince. Meanwhile, for a second pair of lovers whose endless and witty sparring threatens to keep them apart, marriage seems inevitable. 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 website. More

The Latest From Campus Dining

Weter Coffee Kiosk will extend its 10 percent off special. Come on by to take advantage of the deal, as well as vote on a new name for the Kiosk. No time to stop by but would still like to vote? Votes can also be cast online. More

Upcoming Falcon Home Games

Thursday, January 26
Men's basketball vs Saint Martin's, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 27
Indoor Track & Field: SPU at University of Washington Invitational, Dempsey Indoor at UW, 1 p.m.

Saturday, January 28
Indoor Track & Field: SPU at University of Washington Invitational, Dempsey Indoor at UW, 9 a.m.
Falcon 5K Fun Run and Walk, Green Lake, 10 a.m.
Men's basketball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 4 p.m. More

More Pet Photos Needed

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Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at The next deadline is Thursday, January 26. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 30.


Denton Receives Award

Assistant Professor of Education David Denton received the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Scholar Award for 2012. AILACTE presents the award to new faculty at member institutions for conducting research related to teacher preparation. David will use the award funds to investigate instructional methods that improve teacher-candidate understanding of program standards through reflective writing in an electronic portfolio setting. Congratulations, David!

Downing Presents at AEA Convention

Douglas Downing, associate professor of economics, presented “Computer Network Market Simulation for Microeconomics" for the American Economic Association convention poster session on active learning strategies. The conference was held in Chicago on January 7.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical
Assistant Professor of Physics/Science Education

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

Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Housekeeper/Customer Service Specialist, Camp Casey Conference Center
Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Receptionist (temporary, part-time), Student Health Services
Security Officer I, Office of Safety and Security
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multi-Cultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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