Monday, January 30, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Quarter Registration

Registration for Spring 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." Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 13. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 27. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

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

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

SPU's Online Classifieds

Don't forget SPU's free, online classified ads. You'll find ads for apartments, houses, and rooms; ridesharing; general items for sale; vehicles; lost and found; housing or roommates wanted; volunteer opportunities; and free items. More

Marston Lecture on Feb. 7

What is beauty? This year's Marston Lecture will address the question with ideas proposed by Plato in the Hippias Major, and examine them in light of other philosophers and theologians, art and architecture, and recent research in psychology. C. May Marston Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald will give the Marston Lecture on Tuesday, February 7, 2 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. His topic is “Real Beauty in Plato? Sifting the Hippias Major." More

Jazz Ensemble Concert Feb. 7

The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, in the E.E. Bach Theater inside SPU's McKinley Hall. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

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. Registration ends Tuesday, January 31. More

“Demographics: Faces of Homelessness"

An educational forum titled “Demographics: Faces of Homelessness" will be held Thursday, February 2, 1-2 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 109. The forum is part of the activities surrounding the visit of Tent City 3. More

Tent City 3 Survey

Faculty and staff are invited to take a brief survey about Tent City 3 (TC3) 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

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

Thursday Food for Thought: Jeffrey Overstreet

University Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet considers 2011's most popular, and most overlooked, films at this week's “Thursday Food for Thought" on February 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. Are the Academy's “Best Picture" nominees really the best films of 2011? Or just the most popular? Jeffrey, a film reviewer and novelist, will take a look at themes and artistry in the movies nominated for “Best Picture" at the Oscars. He will also recommend several significant films that the Oscars overlooked. More

Latest on iTunes U: Alec Hill

Alec Hill, president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, was formerly an SPU faculty member and dean of the School of Business and Economics. Listen to some of his prior speaking engagements on campus. More

Upcoming Falcon Home Games

Thursday, February 2
Women's basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. Bring new socks as part of a "Sock Drive" for Tent City 3.

Friday, February 3
Women's gymnastics vs Air Force, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 4
Women's basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here is a picture of our dog, Mishka, (female Alaskan Malamute) taking a stroll in the park adjacent to our house. She was quite at home in those conditions and just wanted to run and play. (Select the link) to see a photo of Mishka and our cat, Genghis, (male Bengal) taken after a hard playtime session. It's really surprising how gentle they interact with each other, often playing chase around the house." Dale Cannavan, assistant professor, physical education and exercise science. More

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, February 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 6.


Sawers Presents Paper

Kimberly Sawers, associate professor of accounting, presented a paper titled “An experimental examination of perceptions of fairness on transfer pricing decisions and firm profit" at the 2012 American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section (MAS) Conference in Houston, Texas, in January. In addition, Kim served as a discussant on another paper at the MAS conference.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Mike Gagliano, computer services manager, The Graduate Center
Alison Howard, marriage and family therapy program coordinator, School of Psychology, Family and Community


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 Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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

Volume #40, Issue #4 | Published by: University Communications

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