Monday, May 14, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1 “Called to Build One Another Up"

Join us at chapel this Tuesday, May 15, to hear Assistant Professor of Theology Brian Bantum speak on this week's 1 Corinthians verses. Chapel is at 9:30 a.m. at First Free Methodist Church.

Drop-In Hours for Academic Counseling

Academic counselors will be available Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18, in the Demaray Hall lobby, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for student with registration questions. These brief appointments are for students with questions regarding Autumn Quarter registration. Academic counselors cannot remove faculty advisor holds, so students must meet with their faculty advisor first.

SPRINT Car Wash May 15

Stop by the Alumni Center Parking Lot on Tuesday, May 15, noon-6 p.m. to have your car washed by students preparing for their summer SPRINT trip to Thailand. Donations will be accepted. For more information on all of this summer's SPRINT trips, visit the SPRINT website. More

Whooping Cough Vaccinations

What can you do to prevent whooping cough, which has become an epidemic in Washington state? Get your Pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccination, which is covered 100 percent under our Premera preventive immunization. Covered individuals can obtain the vaccination from their provider's office or from a pharmacy. If you use a pharmacy, be prepared to pay for the vaccine out of pocket and then submit it to Premera for reimbursement. The medical claim reimbursement form can be found on our Human Resources Forms page. More

Looking for Outstanding Graduates

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets prior to Commencement. Please send the name(s) of the students and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, were involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Send information by email to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at

Latest on iTunes U: Rendleman's New Book

In his new book Rule of Thumb: Ebert at the Movies, Associate Professor of Communications Todd Rendleman “explores the values, temperament, character, and style that have made Roger Ebert the most trusted and influential film critic in America." Listen to Rendleman's insights on each chapter of his book on SPU iTunes U. More

Thursday Food for Thought: Sara Koenig

At the next Thursday Food of Thought on May 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Reading Room, Sara Koenig, assistant professor of biblical studies, will read from her book about Bathsheba. While there is little written about Bathsheba in the Bible, there is a spectrum on which people have interpreted her throughout the centuries. Sara will share about this interesting biblical character from her book, "Isn't This Bathsheba?" More

Friday Morning Prayer and Communion

Professor of Theatre George Scranton will lead the service at this week's communion at 7:30 a.m. on May 18 in Alexander Chapel.

250 Students, Families on Campus May 19

SPU will host the first 2012 New Student Advising event on Saturday, May 19. We are expecting more than 250 newly admitted students and their families, so you are sure to feel their presence if you're on campus. This academic orientation program is an all-day event (8 a.m.–4 p.m.) by which new students are advised and registered for their Autumn Quarter classes. If you have questions, contact Kristen Labrecque in Student Academic Services at

Wind Symphony Concert

SPU's Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

SPU Theatre Presents “Billy Goats Gruff"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre department presents the children's production “The Billy Goats Gruff," May 22-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre inside McKinley Hall. A matinee performance is on Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. This familiar tale of three Billy goats prevented from crossing a bridge by a mean troll deals with bullying, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the SPU Box Office. Free parking is available in the Crawford, Ross, and Dravus parking lots. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. More

Camp Casey Fall Reservations

Fall reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are September 24, 2012, through January 2, 2013. Reservation requests are due by June 1. The fall/winter requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Follow SPRINT Teams This Summer

This summer, SPU students will learn and serve in nine SPRINT teams alongside local leaders around the globe. Stay updated on these teams' experiences by following their blogs. For the easiest access to updates, visit a team's blog page and follow the directions to follow the blog by email. Blogs will provide updates and photos from SPRINT trips as well as information on how to donate to a SPRINT team. More

Spring 2012 Census Information Available

The Spring census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available only to SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. 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.

Lunch, Listen and Learn: American Heart Association on May 22

Have you been paying closer attention to your activity level? Are you wondering where to find resources to help give you the best chance at a longer life, prevent heart disease, and help you feel stronger and healthier now and well into the future? Bring your lunch to the next “Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on Tuesday, May 22, at noon in the Library Seminar Room. Learn how the "Simple 7" can radically change your physical health. The session will be approximately one hour in length. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Feel free to invite your spouse to attend with you. Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676. You can give yourself four WebMD points for attending the Lunch, Listen, and Learn session, and two points for packing your lunch. Learn more about the “Simple 7." More

SPU Memorial Day Observance

There will be a flag retirement and remembrance ceremony at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop on Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.m. to honor Memorial Day. This event is sponsored by the Veteran and Military Support Cadre, and features faculty, staff, and student veterans retiring SPU's current U.S. flag and raising a new one. SPU students and alumni killed in the line of duty since World War II will be remembered. Nic Madrazo '08, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, will also be honored. All are welcome to attend. Contact Psychology Professor Margaret Brown at if you have questions.

Online Open Enrollment: This Is It!

Open Enrollment is the only time of year you can make changes to your benefits – with very few exceptions. You will have until May 20 to make these changes through the online system. If you need to consult with your spouse, consider completing the Online Open Enrollment together from your home computer. Please do not put this off until the last moment. If you would like help with the Online Open Enrollment system, contact Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or

Pet Photo of the Week

“Zooey (left) is clearly impressed with Mardukas, who is captured here in mid-yawn. (Or is he singing?) Mardukas — ‘The Duke' for short — mumbles a lot, owns any sun spot in the house, and once had the head of an action figure surgically removed from his belly. Zooey exists in a perpetual state of wide-eyed amazement, and spent the first half of her life as a homeless man's outdoor sidekick. They permit Response contributing editor Jeffrey Overstreet and his wife, Anne, to share their house." Select the link for a larger picture of Zooey and Mardukas. 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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, May 17. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, May 21.


Duguay Leads Technology Presentation

Assistant Director of Computer and Information Systems Gerard Duguay recently gave a web presentation to the peer Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) technology community on the subject of “Network Access Control." Each month, the CCCU's Commission on Technology present its “Tech Tuesday" web series on key topics for chief information officers across CCCU campuses and their teams. Gerard's presentation was featured in the April webcast, and is based upon a similar presentation he gave last summer at the annual CCCU technology conference.

Langford's Sermon Published

Assistant Professor of Theology Michael Langford's sermon titled “Backward Christians" based on Acts 26:9-21 was recently published in Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation. Read more about the book. More

Professors Awarded Grant

The Department of Political Science and Geography is pleased to announce that professors Caleb Henry (project director) and Kathleen Braden have been awarded a grant from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Faculty Mini-Grants Program on Free Market Economics. As part of the grant, SPU will host a fall conference on the free market, environmental stewardship, and the rule of law. Details on the conference will be announced at the beginning of Autumn Quarter.

Ellis' Book Translated

The book Exemplars of Curriculum Theory by Professor of Education Arthur Ellis has been translated into Korean by Academic Press Publishing Company. The effort to translate the book was led by a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Incheon, one of the top universities in South Korea.

Lustyk Contributes to Book

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk recently contributed to the book 52 Mindfulness Quotes and Teachings: A New Way to Awaken and Practice Mindfulness in Your Every Day Life, edited by Dr. Richard Fields. The text includes contributions from leading mindfulness scholars including Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., and many others. Proceeds will fund student scholarships for participation in mindfulness conferences.

Algera Named Delegate

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Henry Algera was invited to serve as a full delegate to the Vancouver Symposium on Christian Education for the 21st Century. This event brought together innovate Christian leaders for the purpose of dialogue and leadership for the K-12 global Christian school movement. The goal for the symposium was to give vision and direction as they compose a pedagogical manifesto for Christian education in the 21st century.

Braden Named UW Affiliate Professor

Kathleen Braden was approved for appointment as an affiliate professor of geography for the 2012-13 academic year with the University of Washington, and also was voted in as a fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers.

Alsbury Presents Papers

Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury recently presented the following papers at the recent American Educational Research Association conference in Vancouver, B.C.: “Innovation Leaders Academy: Districtwide Strategic Teaming That Improves the Implementation and Sustainability of Innovative Reform Programs in High-Need Districts" “Innovative Governance? Operational Implications From the First National School Board Survey" and “An Analysis of Educational Governance Structures, Decision-Making Pathways, and Centralized Versus Decentralized Control of Education: How Governance Can Support Leaders and Their Learning."

Williams Presents Paper

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Tracy Williams presented a paper at the recent 2012 American Educational Research Association's annual meeting. The paper is titled “Teacher Leaders in Formal Roles: A Qualitative Study in the Session ‘Beyond the Classroom: Exploring Effects of Teacher Leadership.'"


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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 (.5), Health and Human Performance
Area Coordinator for Campus Houses and Apartments, Residence Life
Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Chemistry
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Financial Aid and Administrative Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center
Office Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Registered Dietitian (.625), Student Counseling Center
Security Officer, Safety and Security

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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