Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to “Brown Bag Lunch" With FFMC Pastors, Staff

Pastor Blake Wood and the First Free Methodist Church (FFMC) staff would like to invite SPU faculty and staff members who call FFMC “home" to join them for a time of casual conversation and a brief devotional. The event takes place on Wednesday, May 30, noon-1 p.m. in the Fine Center at FFMC. This event is designed for those who are part of, or exploring, FFMC. However, feel free to invite any colleague as well.

SBE Hosts Technology Conference

The Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics is pleased to host “The Digital Society: Rethinking the Christian Commentary on Technology for the 21st Century," June 22-23, on the SPU campus. Speakers, panelists, and guests from Australia, the East Coast, Texas, and across Canada are coming for this interdisciplinary conference on technology, culture, and Christian spirituality. Faculty and staff are welcome to participate, but space is limited. More information and registration can be found on the conference website. More

Percussion Concert Tonight!

The Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Senior Nursing Students Give Presentations on Community Partnerships

Faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the senior nursing student community partnership presentations on Wednesday, May 30, 12-4 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. For a detailed schedule of presentations, contact Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz at kstetz@spu.edu.

Orchestra Concert May 31

The SPU Orchestra, a select ensemble of string, wind, and percussion instrumentalists, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes “Piano Concerto No. 24" by Mozart with local pianist George Fiore; “Adagietto" from Symphony No. 5 by Mahler; and “Prelude to Die Meistersinger" by Wagner. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Choral Concert June 1

SPU's choirs will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in First Free Methodist Church. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men's and Women's choirs. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Interior Design Portfolios Exhibit June 1

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences invites faculty and staff to view Senior Interior Design student portfolios on Friday, June 1, 4-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Faculty and staff can vote for the People's Choice Award. The event will also offer a Professional's Choice Award, so if you know interior design industry professionals, please invite them to attend.

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 website. More

Bookstore Has Gifts With SPU Logo

The SPU Bookstore has high-end gifts with the university logo available for purchase. If you don't see what you're looking for, you can order many more gift items with the school logo, with no minimum order.

Latest on iTunes U: Art Ellis

Watch and listen to Professor of Education Art Ellis discuss “Theory and Research in Reflective Self-Assessment" in a recent School of Theology and Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development workshop. More

Friday Morning Prayer and Communion

Adjunct music faculty member and Reverend Julie Kae Sigars leads the congregation at the year's final communion service on Friday, June 1, at 7:30 a.m. in Alexander Chapel.

Camp Casey Fall Reservations Due June 1

Autumn 2012 reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are September 24 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 campcasey@spu.edu. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

From the Archives: The Falcon Patch

Seattle Pacific's mascot has been the falcon since the early 1900s, and a falcon features on this patch from 1953. “SPC" at the bottom stands for Seattle Pacific College, and the patch is in the school colors of maroon and white. Patches of this type were used in the 1940s and ‘50s, and appeared on lettermen and Falconette sweaters. Select the link to see a large picture of the patch. More

Pet Photos This Week

“My name is Pete – or Petey. I'm a 28-month-old black labrador retriever. I was adopted (finally!) by adjunct music faculty in organ and harpsichord Leslie Martin and his wife, Laura, last August. I met them in Corvallis, Montana, after having been rescued from the Idaho Falls Humane Society by Laura's former college roommate, Judy Paul. Judy operates “Dawg Gone Acres," where she takes us dogs in and finds us new homes. The Martins were visiting there on their way back from a big road trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I tried to get them to take me with them, but they had no room for me in their car, and after a week of discussions they decided that it wasn't time for a dog. Then, I got adopted the very next day by a little boy and his parents, but that didn't work out so they brought me back to “Dawg Gone Acres." But “Aunt Judy" contacted the Martins, and this time they said YES!!!! So, we met halfway in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where I was so glad to see them again that I leapt right into their car! Here's some more information about me. I am a graduate of UCLA (University Canine Learning Academy). I also like music. My favorite composers are Wolf, Basset, Barktók, Bacon, Byrd, and Crumb, however, I don't like Nono and Cage. But, my most favorite thing is to go to the DOG PARK! I love Magnuson off-leash area – the smells there are the best in the city! I can't wait to get there and catch up on the latest ‘p-mail.' I think I was meant to be with the Martins all along; we all agree that we make a great family … and I couldn't be a happier dog." Petey Martin, UCLA Class of 2012. Select the link for a bigger photo of Petey. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines. Summer Schedule Starts June 11.

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Beginning June 11, the Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, May 31. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 4.


Wong Receives Grant

Professor of Business Ethics Kenman Wong received a “Free Market Economics" grant from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). CCCU awarded him a grant to develop an undergraduate course titled “Market-Based Solutions to Global Poverty," which will explore economically sustainable (noncharitable) based methods of poverty alleviation. Undergirding the entire course will be a working definition of “development" and a strong focus on business ethics, both informed by Christian theology. Kenman plans to introduce the course in the general education revisions.

Lee's Book Published

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Science Jaeil Lee teamed up with a cartoonist and a story writer to publish the book Dress & Fashion in Korea" in the Why? series. The purpose of the book is to inspire young minds to become future leaders in the fashion industry. Why? is a best-selling educational cartoon book series for elementary students. Books in the series have been translated into different languages and distributed worldwide. It is especially popular in Asia and Europe and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

Langford's Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Theology Michael Langford was published in Reformed World 62:1 (March, 2012) 7-33, a journal published by the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. The issue focuses on youth. The article is titled “Currents of Malformation and Maturation: A Theological Analysis of Adolescent Culture." It theologically examines the cultural currents of modern technology, globalization, and metaphysical agnosticism in order to see how they might be a blessing and not a curse for the developing adolescent as they strain toward relatedness, fidelity, and certainty within the church's reality of community, mission, and faith. Also, Michael preached a sermon at his church, Bethany Presbyterian, on May 6 titled “Living the Resurrection Life."

SPFC Faculty, Students Represent SPU at the Western Psychological Association

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) was well-represented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, held April 26-29 in San Francisco, California. Six faculty along with 20 doctoral students (plus one alumnus) in clinical psychology, one undergraduate student in psychology, and one doctoral student in industrial/organizational psychology, were represented in 18 papers, symposia, and poster presentations.

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Brown and a student co-authored and presented the paper “Does religious fundamentalism predict conformity to sexist attitudes?"
Associate Professor of Psychology Thane Erickson and doctoral students in clinical psychology presented the poster “The relationship of fear of negative evaluation and moral elevation."

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn and doctoral students presented posters related to body dissatisfaction; “Male body frame, self-objectification, and body dissatisfaction of men;" “Body frame, BMI, and body dissatisfaction: A gender moderated model;" and “Courage and perceived quality of interpersonal relationships."
Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson and students presented the poster “Externalizing behaviors and autism: Buffering effects of parental emotion coaching."
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis and doctoral students presented the poster “Vulnerability-stress interactions in predicting anxiety symptoms among LGBQ adolescents."
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos and doctoral students presented three posters of program evaluation work. Additionally, they participated in two symposia and presented two additional posters related to topics in international psychology. Among these were results of the SPU Globetrekking study, and “Effects of study abroad on students' psycho-social-spiritual development: Longitudinal, mixed-methods investigation."

Wall's Study, Article Published

Professor of Christian Scripture Rob Wall's study "James's Theological Grammar" was published in Christian Reflection: The Letter of James,(Baylor, 2012), pp. 36-45. In this piece, the theological conception of this Catholic epistle is synthesized by applying Tertullian's seminal account of the apostolic “Rule of Faith," suggesting ways in which James introduces the collection of Catholic epistles on the one hand whilst engaging the collection of Pauline letters on the other in a sometimes rowdy intra-canonical dialog. Also an article by Rob titled “Empire, Church, and Missio Dei: On Praying for Kings (1 Timothy 2:1-2)," was published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 47/1 (2012) 7-24. This article was Rob's presidential address to the Wesleyan Theological Society meeting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in March 2011. As always, Rob is happy to engage colleagues in a conversation about his published work.

VanZanten's Essay Included in Collection

A new collection of essays, The Best of the Reformed Journal,edited by James D. Bratt and Ronald A. Wells, includes an essay written by Professor of English Susan VanZanten. Called "Children of the Living God," Susan's essay discusses Toni Morrison's book Beloved on its initial publication. The anthology, published by Eerdmans, includes the best essays from four decades of The Reformed Journal, an influential journal in the reformed tradition with a lively mix of theological reflection on a broad range of issues.


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, Finance
Administrative Assistant (.5), Health & Human Performance
Administrative Assistant (temporary), Office of Residence Life
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Office of Student Life
Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Chemistry
Employer Relations Manager, Center for Career and Calling
Financial Aid and Administrative Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center
Office Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Registered Dietitian (.625), Student Counseling Center
Residence Life Coordinator, Office of Residence Life
Security Officer, Safety and Security
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Visit and Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

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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