Monday, October 8, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Presidential Debate Viewing on Oct. 16

The Office of Student Programs and the Department of Political Science and Geography are sponsoring a presidential debate viewing on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Watch the second presidential debate on the big screen, then hear analysis and commentary from a panel of SPU faculty experts.

• Reed Davis, professor of political science
• Kathleen Braden, professor of geography
• Ruth Ediger, associate professor of political science and geography
• Caleb Henry, assistant professor of political science
Audience members will have opportunities to anonymously cast votes via text message to record who you think won the debate and how well the candidates connected with you on various issues. Faculty experts will conduct a roundtable discussion following the debate, responding to your questions and opinions and addressing topics referenced in the debate. Find more information online. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Discussion Series on Race

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in [In Context], a six-week discussion series on race, sponsored by ASSP's Catalyst, the leadership team working with the ASSP vice president for intercultural affairs. [In Context] begins October 18 and will meet on Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m. Sign up online. More

Camp Casey Winter, Spring Reservation Requests Now Accepted

Winter and spring reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are January 2, 2013, through June 10, 2013. Reservation requests are due by November 5. The winter/spring requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. Please visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Academic Preview, October 18-19

Mark your calendars for Academic Preview coming up October 18-19. The Undergraduate Admissions office is busy preparing for the arrival of approximately 180 prospective high school juniors and seniors at this overnight event. If you know of any high school students interested in SPU, please encourage them to come! We greatly appreciate your assistance in welcoming these visitors to campus. For more information and a sample schedule, visit the website. More

Recycling on Campus

All offices and classroom buildings have designated areas to recycle paper, plastic, metal, and glass. These items can be deposited in any recycle container on campus — no sorting necessary. If you would like more information about recycling in your area, email For a complete list of what is recyclable, visit the Facility and Project Management website. More

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular-season home events in Brougham Pavilion and Interbay Stadium. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window.

Come to the Young Alumni Dinner

Do you miss your former students? Want to see them again? Join the Young Alumni Council (YAC) at our annual dinner on Thursday, October 18, to celebrate the 2013 Young Alum of the Year Kate (Palmen) Calamusa '07, hear a word from President Dan Martin, congratulate scholarship recipients Katie Ewton and Katie Thralls, and support future students through the YAC Scholarship Endowment. Come with your former students to reminisce and catch up! Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. at 415 Westlake. Contact Holly Harris Wood in the Alumni Office at, or 206-281-2449, or register at

Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Credit

Faculty and staff who drive low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20 percent parking discount. To qualify, a vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tailpipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and (if hybrid or electric) battery mass and composition. To determine whether your vehicle qualifies, visit and click on the “LEED MY 2000-2012 Low Emission Vehicles" link. If your vehicle qualifies, contact Garrett McGuire in Safety and Security at to receive the discount.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Brown Bag Lunch at FFMC

The First Free Methodist Church staff would like to invite all SPU staff and faculty to join them for a time of conversation and a brief devotional by one of the pastors on Thursday, October 11, 1-1:30 p.m. in the Fine Center. Mark your calendars, and bring your lunch. We hope to see on Thursday!

Professor Emerita of English Rose Reynoldson Returns to Campus

Poet and Professor Emerita of English Rose Reynoldson returns to campus Thursday, October 11, to read from her work. Rose taught English and creative writing from 1977 to 1993. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. You're invited to join us in this celebration of Rose's work and her lasting influence. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $25. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and older) who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive flu shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit.

Parents of Young Children

Are you a parent with a young child? Are you going to become a parent soon? Would you be interested in attending an informal lunchtime group meeting with other faculty and staff members who are parents? If you're interested, please fill out this survey by October 15. We'll aim to schedule a group meeting on the date and time that works for most interested people. Contact Response magazine Managing Editor Hannah Notess at with any questions. Here's the survey. More

Latest from iTunes U: President Martin and the 2012 State of the University Address

Each autumn, the SPU president shares his ideas and hopes for the coming year. Listen as President Daniel J. Martin addresses the SPU community and outlines his vision for the 2012-13 academic year. More

Brighten Your Future Retirement for Ages 21-45

Human Resources and Diversified Investments invites you to a “Brighten Your Future" seminar Thursday, October 18, 6-8 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. This will be a special evening filled with education and resources to help you and your family plan now for the retirement you want later. Highlights include how to set your savings goals; how to take advantage of tax savings; how to determine where to save; and how to forecast your retirement outlook. Spouses are welcome and pizza will be served. RSVP through the Diversified online scheduler. More

Spread the Word About the Christian College Fair

On Monday, October 15, 6–8 p.m., SPU will be one of more than 40 Christian colleges and universities who will attend the Christian College Fair of Greater Seattle at the Bear Creek School in Redmond. Stop by the Undergraduate Admissions office to pick up a few postcards to help promote Christian higher education at your church. This is a great opportunity for students and families to connect with Christian schools around the country. In addition, there will be workshops on how to pay for college, and on the college search process. For directions and more information, visit the website. More

Lunch, Listen, and Learn on Oct. 9: Stress Less!

Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed, you don't sleep well? This leads to feeling tired, and then the more tired you are, the more stressed you feel, and the harder it becomes to sleep. This vicious cycle is called the "sleep-stress paradox" and is a major contributor to stress, exhaustion, illness, depression and anxiety over time. At the next "Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on October 9, Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis will share simple but powerful techniques you can quickly learn to improve your sleep and break out of the sleep-stress cycle. The sessions meets Tuesday, October 9, in the Library Seminar Room, 12noon–1 p.m., and is brought to you by SPU's Wellness Committee. Remember, you can give yourself two WebMD points for attending. Earn those quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2013-14. You have to earn all 50 points to get the $50 – so get started! Find the instruction on the Human Resources website. More

Home Athletic Events This Week

Thursday, October 11
Men's soccer vs Montana State Billings, Interbay Stadium, 4:30 p.m.
Women's soccer vs Northwest Nazarene, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 13
Women's soccer vs Montana State Billings, Interbay Stadium, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs Alaska Fairbanks, Brougham Pavilion, 3 p.m.
Men's soccer vs Northwest Nazarene, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
For all the latest Falcon information, visit the Falcons website. More

Pet Photos of the Week

“Meet Libby, an English Cocker Spaniel puppy who joined our family on the Fourth of July. While her full name is 'Liberty' in honor of the holiday, she hasn't exactly brought us much freedom. Look how peaceful and self-contained she appears in this picture! It is the calm before the storm. Lucky for us, her bottomless spaniel devotion makes up for the more rambunctious moments." Alison Estep, manager of fundraising marketing and communications, University Communications. Select the link for another photo of Libby. 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 Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, October 11. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 15.


Levison's Article Published in Light and Life

An article about the Holy Spirit written by Professor of New Testament Jack Levison is featured in the October 2012 edition of Light and Life magazine. The article is titled “The Holy Spirit, the Spectacular, and the Ordinary." Light and Life is the monthly magazine published by the Free Methodist Church. Read the article online. More

Brown Presents at Symposium

Associate Professor of Music Carlene Brown was invited to speak on music therapy and pain management for the Swedish Hospital's Pain Management Symposium on September 28. She also offered two workshops for physicians and allied health professionals on using music to control pain. Carlene was invited to publish the article “Music in Medicine" for the July/August issue of the King County Medical Society Bulletin. A second request to reprint her article “A Look at Music Therapy" will be published in November by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Ferreiro's Article Published

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled "The Catechetical Role of Children in the Sermons of Caesarius of Arles" was published in the journal Vetera Christianorum 48 (2011) 243–260. The journal is the publication of the Department of Early Christian and Classical Studies at the University of Bari, Italy. He presented the invited paper at the Conference on Children and Family in the Patristic Tradition at the Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology-Hellenic College in Boston last year. The article explores the use of children as type, symbol, or literal (all drawn from Scripture) in the sermons of Caesarius, Bishop of Arles, in sixth century Gaul. Through them, he addresses topics such as abortion, contraception, infanticide, and catechesis of children.

Hess' Articles Published

Two articles by Professor of Finance Daniel Hess have recently been published. “Interest Rate Elasticity of Capitalization Rates" was published in Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 13, October 2012, pp. 24–31. “The Impact of Religiosity on Personal Financial Decisions" was published in the Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 14, 2012, pp. 1–13. Read the second article online. More

Franz's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Management Randal Franz was recently published in the Journal of Global Responsibility, Vol. 3 Iss: 1, pp.83–110. The article, co-authored with Henry L. Petersen, is titled "Role of Business: A Portfolio Model of Corporate Social Responsibility."

Vogt's Book Published

A new book by Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt titled 500 Questions: Spanish. Ace Your College Exams was published by McGraw-Hill's trade book division.

Cannavan's Article Published

The Department of Health and Human Performance is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Dale Cannavan's article “Neuromuscular Factors Influencing the Maximum Stretch Limit of the Human Plantar Flexors" has been published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, In Press, August 2012. Read the article online. More

Lustyk, Colleagues Publish Paper

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that a paper by Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk was recently published in the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. The paper is titled “Re-Training the Addicted Brain: A Review of the Hypothesized Neurobiological Mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention." Kathy would like to recognize her co-authors: Katie Witkiewitz, PhD, faculty at University of New Mexico; and Sarah Bowen, PhD, research faculty at the University of Washington.

Welcome, Bob Elmer

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Bob Elmer, communications specialist, University Communications.


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Psychology and Scholarly Communications Librarian

For information on 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

Access Services Technician, Library
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions-Marketing, The Graduate Center
Dayporter, Facility and Project Management
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Multi-Skilled Trades II-Carpentry/Finish Carpentry, Building Maintenance
Security Officer 1, Office of Safety and Security
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analysts/Administrator—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

Transfer Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
For more information on 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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