Monday, August 6, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Newly Admitted Students, Families on Campus August 10

SPU will host the last New Student Advising event of the season on Friday, August 10. We are expecting around 150 newly admitted students and their families, so you are sure to feel their presence if you're on campus. This academic orientation program is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and new students will be advised and registered for their Autumn Quarter classes. If you have questions, contact Kristen Labrecque in Student Academic Services at

Departmental Milestones or Alumni Reunions in 2013?

Celebrating any departmental milestones or alumni reunions in 2013? The Alumni Office is planning Homecoming 2013, January 24-26, and would love to support your gathering. In past years, alumni groups have celebrated significant anniversary reunions including crew's 40th reunion, the 70th anniversary of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Theatre Department's 50th season. Send your ideas to Linda Nolte in Alumni at or call the Alumni Office at 206-281-2586.

Employee Benefits Newsletter on Summer Hiatus

From Associate Director of Human Resource Carrie McCrimmon. “We're taking a break from the quarterly newsletter this summer. We'll be back in October with regular information on your benefits, pension and retirement returns, and other articles of interest. Hope you're having a great summer!"

Looking for a Retreat Location for Your Church or Nonprofit Organization?

Plan your next nonprofit or staff retreat at Camp Casey. If you are a part of a church or community organization, rates are as low as $19 per person, per night during the winter. Rates for your department retreat are $15 per person, per night. If you are on Whidbey and would like a tour for your event, just contact the Camp Casey office at or 866-661-6604. More

Follow the Summer SPRINT Teams

This summer, more than 40 SPU students are learning and serving in communities around the globe as they participate in a SPRINT trip. Students are in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Russia, Rwanda, Thailand, and Vietnam. SPRINT participants are stepping out of their comfort zones, experiencing and encountering God, learning from the faith and example of others, and engaging in models of reconciliation and community development that demonstrate the wholeness of the Gospel. Each team has a blog page with updates for family and friends. Visit the SPRINT website for pictures and stories from each team. More

Summer Cleaning in Your Office? Don't Forget the SPU Archives.

Doing some summer cleaning in your office? The SPU Archives wants your materials! If you have any items that show the history of the university or your department's part in it, please consider sending those items to the archives. Examples of archival materials include (but aren't limited to) department meeting minutes and agendas; department publications; photographs and memorabilia. If you have something to donate, or have any questions, contact University Archivist Adrienne Meier at or 206-281-2422.

Mailing Services on Summer Schedule

Mailing and Copying Services is now on its summer hours schedule. There will be one mail delivery and pickup time in the afternoon. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you will be out of the office for an extended period of time, let Mailing Services know so that they can hold your mail for you until your return. If you have any questions or concerns, call 206-281-2077.

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

Pet Photos on Summer Hiatus

“Thanks to everyone who submitted pet photos this year. I'm pretty sure it's the most popular feature in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. We'll start again in October. Have a great summer with your favorite animals!" Tracy Norlen, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

During the summer, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week. 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, August 16. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, August 20.


Article by Krentz, Ewald Published

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ursula Krentz and the C. May Marston Assistant Professor of Classical Languages and Civilizations Owen Ewald wrote an article titled "Beauty and Beholders: Are Past Intuitions Correct?" The article was published in in the journal Essays in Philosophy, published by Pacific University in Oregon. Building on their joint presentation at last fall's Day of Common Learning, their article examines four definitions of beauty from Western philosophy in light of recent work in psychology and biology. The article appears in the “Aesthestics and the Senses" theme issue of the journal and can be read online. More

Kato Presents Paper

Sharleen Kato, professor of family and consumer sciences, presented a paper on global service learning, acted as a voting delegate, and served as the U.S. director of programs and development at the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, in July. IFHE works in collaboration with the United Nations, specifically on the committees focusing on the status of women and the well-being of children.

Castelo's New Book

Revisioning Pentecostal Ethics: The Epicletic Community is the new book by Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo. The book looks to describe Pentecostal ethics within the discipline of moral theology, looking particularly at the affections and virtues. Read more online. More

Jenkins, Steinke to Present Paper

Within software development, teams are created and disintegrate at an extremely rapid pace. Information technology organizations are therefore looking at ways to accelerate teamwork and performance. Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) Jim Jenkins and Professor of MIS Gerhard Steinke wrote a paper titled "Theory of Trusted Performance." The paper integrates organizational trust and organizational citizenship behavior to more clearly define a way to achieve high levels of teamwork. The paper will be presented at the International Information Management Association annual conference held in Chicago this October.

Welcome, New Employees

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming new employees. Their contact information can be found on the SPU online White Pages.

Mikki Running, visit and events coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Rachel Scherr, senior research scientist, Physics
Anita Steele, financial aid and administrative coordinator, Student Financial Services
Chad Thornton, chemistry lab coordinator, Chemistry


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical 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 & Human Performance
Administrative Assistant (temporary), Office of Residence Life
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Assistant/Budget Manager, University Ministries/Center for Worship
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions: Marketing, The Graduate Center
Employer Relations Manager, Center for Career and Calling
Loan & Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Program Coordinator, Development
Receptionist (9 months), Health Services
Skills Lab Coordinator (.5, 9 months), School of Health Sciences
Systems Analysts/Administrator—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

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 #27 | Published by: University Communications

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