Monday, April 2, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


ADHD Specialist to Lecture on Campus

It is estimated that approximately two million children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. In a regular-sized classroom, at least one child struggles with this disorder. Dr. Chris Varley, program director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Washington, will speak about this disorder on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. In his lecture titled, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Review of Phenomenology, Diagnosis, and Evidenced Based Treatments," he will discuss the signs and symptoms of ADHD, best diagnosis practices, and evidenced-based treatments. The event is sponsored by the School of Psychology, Family, and Community.

David Brooks Comes to Campus

Noted author and New York Times columnist David Brooks returns to SPU on Wednesday, April 11. He will speak at a public lecture at 1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on the topic of “leadership in a difficult and splintered cultural moment." Known as one of America's most prominent cultural and political commentators, Brooks' most recent book is The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He comes to Seattle as the keynote speaker for SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast. For more information, visit the website. More


SPU presents “GospelFest12," a two-day celebration of gospel music heritage on April 14 and 15. The event will include performances by the SPU Gospel Choir and 300-voice gospel community mass choir, in addition to the Gospel Choir Festival, where the finest Northwest gospel choirs go head-to-head in a competition for a grand prize of $5,000. In previous years, GospelFest drew an audience of 1,200 people. For the complete schedule of events, visit the website. More

Be a Part of New Student Advising!

Student Academic Services is gearing up for an exciting season — New Student Advising season! On the following dates, we'll be hosting 200 students and their families to help them get advised, registered for classes, and oriented with their upcoming transition to the SPU community.
• Saturday, May 19
• Thursday, June 21
• Friday, June 22
• Friday, August 10

We'll be enlisting help from faculty and staff across campus, as enrolling the new class is a campuswide effort. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services Assistant Director Kristen Labrecque at

Latest on iTunes U: Spring Quarter Lectio With Robert Drovdahl

Spring Quarter's Lectio series on I Corinthians has begun. Follow along as Professor of Christian Ministries and Education Robert Drovdahl guides readers and listeners through this book of the Bible. The first week's Lectio can be heard here on SPU iTunes U. More

Important Registration Deadlines

Increasing class enrollment ends Tuesday, April 3. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Tiffany Shelton at or 281-2635 or Lee Staman or 206-281-2254 in Student Academic Services by noon on Tuesday, April 3, to have your class enrollment increased.
Last day to add classes is Tuesday, April 3. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.
Other registration deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, individual instruction in music, or practicum may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11.

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.

Tent City 3 Post-Survey

A brief survey about having Tent City 3 at SPU is online at the SPU Tent City 3 website. This will give students, staff, faculty, and others an opportunity to express their opinions and experiences about Tent City 3's stay at SPU. We value your perspective, so please fill out the survey by April 9. This survey has been approved by IRB (## 111205003). Please contact Assistant Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker at with any questions. More

Yoga Tuesdays This Spring

Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, returns to practice yoga in the gym at First Free Methodist Church, 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 3–May 29. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. Don't forget: 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 and 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 mccric@spu edu. Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2012-13 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate the student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant, and a contribution of $250 will be given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 6 and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Lunch, Listen, and Learn on April 4: Medicare

What are the different parts of Medicare? Which ones will I need? How much does Medicare cost? What does Medicare cover? What can you do about the things it doesn't cover? Learn the answers by attending this seminar in the Library Seminar Room at noon on Wednesday, April 4. The seminar will last one hour. Feel free to invite your spouse to attend. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676.

Lunch, Listen, and Learn on April 11: Social Security

What will early retirement do to your social security benefits? What are survivor benefits and how can they help your family? How can you get the most out of your social security benefits? Learn all the answers by attending one of these seminars in the Library Seminar Room at noon on April 11 or May 9. The same topics and information will be covered in each of the seminars, and will be about one hour in length. Feel free to invite your spouse to attend with you if they are able. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676.

How to Bike to Work and Tips From SPU Bike Commuters

Each year, more and more people choose bicycling for transportation. While you may know how to ride a bike, you may wonder how to share the road with traffic, plan the best route to work, and arrive in style for that first meeting of the day. Join a certified Cascade Bicycle Club instructor for this free one-hour introductory class on Thursday, April 5, at noon in Demaray Hall 353. In this class, you'll learn how to choose and adjust a bicycle; the rules of the road, riding safely, and comfortably; planning your bike route; choosing clothing, helmets, and gear; and basic bike maintenance. Also on-hand will be SPU bike commuters (from Kent, Everett, Edmonds, and West Seattle) who will share their routes and tips on commuting to campus. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Tracy Norlen in University Communications at or 206-281-2977. Class is limited to 40 people. This event is sponsored by the SPU Wellness Committee.

Do You Bike to Work?

For the “Introduction to Bike Commuting Class" on Thursday, April 5, at 12 noon in Demaray Hall 353, we'd like to invite faculty, staff, and students who bike to SPU to come and share their routes and biking tips with their colleagues. If you can make it to the class, contact Tracy Norlen in University Communications at with your name, how long you've been bike commuting, and your route.

Could You Use $100? Personal Health Screening April 16 and 19

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, pulse and BMI? If not, get this information free! If you receive SPU medical benefits sign up for a convenient appointment time on April 16 or 19 in the Library Seminar Room. All that is needed is finger prick. The test does not require fasting though you may. To be eligible for the $100, you must bring your SPU ID number with you to the testing. Don't forget to also take the WebMD HealthQuotient survey between April 16 through May 14, and enter your personal health screening results. If both are completed during that date range, you will be eligible for the $100. Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676 with questions. Select the link to make an appointment. More

Pet Photos Needed

We are all out of pet photos, so 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

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, April 5. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 9.


Meier, Paulus Make Presentation

University Archivist Adrienne Meier and University Librarian Michael Paulus gave presentations at the Northwest Digital Archives Advocacy Forum in Portland, Oregon, March 21-22. Adrienne's presentation, “Making Spaces," summarized activities undertaken by the SPU Archives during its participation in an Emergent Archival Programs grant funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Michael's presentation, “Archives in Institutional Context," focused on the future of collaboration between academic libraries and archives. Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) “provides enhanced access to archival collections and facilitates collaborations among archives, libraries, and museums in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska." SPU became a member of NWDA in July 2011 as part of the Emergent Archival Programs grant.

Gutowsky Invited to Work With Students in Thailand

During Spring break, Professor of Visual Communication Design Karen Gutowsky was invited to work with students in the visual communication design and film studies programs at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. She conducted workshops that helped students develop visual narratives. During the 2010-11 academic year, Karen and Professor Aaron Schmidt from Mahidol University worked weekly via Skype with SPU students and Mahidol University students on an animated film project.

Castelo Lectures at King's College

Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo lectured at the RIST (Research Institute in Systematic Theology, founded by the late Colin Gunton and currently led by Oliver Davies) at King's College in London on March 20 and at the London School of Theology on March 22. Both lectures explored Pentecostalism as a mystical tradition.

Welcome, New Staff Members

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

Sean Connors, assistant coach, women's soccer, Athletics
Michelle Dommermuth, gymnastics instructor, Athletics
Kirk Heynen, counselor, Student Academic Services


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Instructor of Mathematics (One-year)
Assistant Professor of Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical
Assistant Professor of Physics/Science Education
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

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

Admissions Counselor for International Students (.5), Undergraduate AdmissionsM
Alumni and Parent Relations Coordinator, Alumni
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Programs, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center

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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