Monday, March 12, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Men's Basketball Team in West Region Finals TONIGHT!

The men's basketball team plays in the NCAA Division II West Regional championship game tonight at 7 p.m. The Falcons face Western Washington in Bellingham. Follow the action online. More

SPU Hosts Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

SPU has the opportunity to welcome about 100 high school students, teachers, and chaperones to campus to attend the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, March 15-16. These students have completed outstanding science, math, technology, and engineering research, and they will present their work in both oral presentation and poster format. Faculty and staff are especially invited to come to Upper Gwinn to see the poster presentations on Thursday, March 15, 2-3:30 p.m. If you see students on campus who have "special name tags," please give them a personal welcome. For more information, go to the WJSHS website. 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.

Stretch Your Legs and Help Undergraduate Admissions

On Tuesday, March 20, Undergraduate Admissions (UGA) will host close to 1,000 visitors on campus for the College Planning Day. We need help directing this large group of people around campus at 9:30 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:10 a.m. If you can spare 10 minutes of your morning to stretch your legs and provide directions to these students, please contact UGA Visit and Events Coordinator Carly Hanson at or 206-281-2588.

Camp Casey Faculty Staff House Summer Reservations 2012 are OPEN

The summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay currently available are June 11-September 24, 2012. Reservation requests are due by March 23. The summer requests are based on years of service to SPU (provided by Human Resources) and past summer stays at Casey. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Yoga Tuesdays

The last yoga class for Winter Quarter is Tuesday, March 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church gym. Yoga returns for Spring Quarter on Tuesday, April 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church gym. Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, returns to practice yoga with you. All experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. You can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for each month's participation. These points count toward your quarterly 50 points in WebMD. You can self-apply these and other points based on healthy activities. When you earn 50 points between 4/1/2012-6/30/2012, you will receive $50 for your 2013-14 flexible spending account. You have to earn the 50 points in order to receive any contribution. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at 206-281-2676 or Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

Help Restock the Tent City 3 Library

Ivy Honorary, SPU's chapter of Mortarboard, invites faculty and staff to donate books to restock Tent City 3's library, which was damaged during the move in January and the recent snow storm. Books needed are biographies, history, fantasy, science fiction, murder mysteries, romance, and puzzle books. Please place books in the labeled boxes located around faculty and staff offices. Or email and we will be glad to pick up your books. The book drive ends Friday, March 16.

Need a Department Retreat Location? Contact Camp Casey Conference Center

Don't forget to think about booking the Camp Casey Conference Center for your department retreats( rates as low as $15 per person), or as part of a church or community organization in which you belong ($22-24.50 per person). Do you have a family event planned? Reserve the campground at Casey as well. If you are on Whidbey Island and would like a tour for your event, contact Robyn Wynn, manager of conference services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, at 866-661-6604 or 360-678-5050.

Unique Campus Poster Now Available at Unicom

SPU campus map posters are now on sale at the Unicom desk. These posters make a great addition to any office, or a great gift for family, friends, and students. The posters are $10. Select the link to see the poster.

SPU Globe Trekking Is for Everyone - Not Just Walkers!

From Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon: “If you are contemplating or doing any form of activity, we need your converted steps/miles to help us all get around the globe (and only the "doing" part of that activity will count!). There are lots of ways to convert other activities. Whether you are a runner, biker, or you do other things like aerobics, yoga, Zumba, or martial arts — all of these and more count. Though we have completed the first week, we still need you. Sign up and make those activities count!" More

Latest on iTunes U: Ewald Presents 2012 Marston Lecture

“Real Beauty in Plato?: Sifting the Hippias Major" is the title of the 2012 C. May Marston lecture by Owen Ewald, the C. May Marston assistant professor of classics. 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 Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photos of the Week

“Shadow has been featured before, but she's up to her old tricks in this photo. Make any change in her environment and she must approve it. So, before all the books filled the shelves, she had to check out the new horizontal space. She's a friendly, furry study partner. And people differ on their attitudes toward squirrels as pets. But Momma-one-eye has laid claim to our hearts and a goodly portion of the birdseed we keep on hand. Her bravery may be in part due to her disability. She's at least the one squirrel that we can tell from all the others." Richard Sleight, manager of information systems/Instructor, School of Business and Economics. Select the link for photos of Shadow and Momma. 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, March 15. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 19.


Chapter Written by Lustyk and Students Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk recently contributed a chapter titled “Women and Addiction: Exploring the Roles of Psychology and Hormones" to Psychology of Women, (Nova publishers). Kathy would like to acknowledge her co-authors, SPU alumni Haley A. C. Douglas and Betsy Shilling and current SPU student Danielle Reeves.

Maier's Poems Featured on “The Writer's Almanac"

In the last few weeks, three poems written by Professor of English Jennifer Maier have been read on “The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor. The show is produced by American Public Media and heard on NPR affiliate radio stations. The poems are from Jennifer's book Dark Alphabet. The poems featured were “Meditation from 14A" (February 13); "Live Oaks, New Orleans" (February 24); and "Post Hoc" (March 3). Jennifer says," I can't explain why these three were aired in such close succession. A friend speculates that maybe he found the book under his bed or something. Two of the three broadcasts were a surprise to me, since the show's producers need permission from the press and tend to notify authors only as a courtesy. The best part has been hearing from strangers who happened to hear the show and took time to write and tell me they liked the poem (often before I was aware it had even aired). I've received emails from more than 100 people in all walks of life – among them, a Buddhist monk, a Harvard law professor, a long-haul trucker in Oklahoma City, a self-described soccer mom from St. Paul, and an "old lady" in Boston. It's amazing to think that people actually take the time to write, and it's so heartening to know something one's written alone at the kitchen table has found its way into the ear of a thoughtful stranger far away and in the future." Listen to Garrison Keillor read Jennifer's poems on “The Writer's Almanac" website. More

Feldman, Students, Faculty Installation at Belmont University

Professor of Art Roger Feldman worked with 150 students and faculty members at Belmont University in Tennessee to create a site-specific installation for the campuswide theme of “Poor/Wealthy." The installation featured more than 350 handmade paper bowls, and each bowl incorporated prayers from the students in response to poverty. Roger gave a lecture on his work as it related to poverty, as well as his collaboration with Asian artists while in Indonesia in conjunction with the opening of the traveling exhibition called "Charis." Select the link to see more pictures of the installation. More

Wong's Revised Edition Published

Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics, recently published (with co-author Scott Rae) a significantly revised and updated third edition of Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics (Zondervan). The first two editions were published in 1996 and 2004 and have been adopted for use as a textbook at almost 100 colleges and universities, including Baylor, DePaul, Florida State, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Welcome, Marlene Joy

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Marlene Joy, customer service specialist, at the Camp Casey Conference Center.


SPU and Tent City 3 in Seattle Times

Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur interviewed residents of Tent City 3 and SPU student Audrey Riddle. Her column appeared on March 9. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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 (10.5 Months), Student Programs
Developer/Analyst—Application System, 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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