Monday, November 19, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Thanksgiving Chapel November 20

The annual Thanksgiving Chapel is Tuesday, November 20, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Sharing stories of thanks will be student Scott Jackson, staff member Ashley Reese, and faculty member Debbie Pope. Leading worship will be the Gather staff, Gospel Choir, and Worship Arts Ensemble. Donations to the SPU Benevolence Fund will be collected at this service (cash or checks written to Seattle Pacific University). The Benevolence Fund is managed by University Ministries and is used to provide emergency support to SPU community members in times of personal crisis. Please consider serving your community with a donation this year.

Host a Student for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to extend hospitality to international students or other students whose homes are far away. If you are willing to include students in your Thanksgiving gathering, email Susan Okamoto Lane, director of Multi-Ethnic Programs, at and let her know how many you can host. (Note: Students generally feel more comfortable if they can go with another student. (Campus housing will remain open over the Thanksgiving weekend.)

Seminar on Social Security Benefits Nov. 20

What will early retirement do to my Social Security benefits? What are survivor benefits and how can they help my family? How can I get the most out of my Social Security benefits? Learn all the answers by attending a seminar about Social Security on Tuesday, November 20, at noon in the Library Seminar Room. The seminar will be about one hour in length. Feel free to invite your spouse and any others you think would be interested. A minimum of 20 people are needed to hold this seminar, so RSVP as soon as you can by selecting the link. More

Autumn 2012 Census Information Available

The Autumn Quarter 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 to only 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

Jingle Trail Run at Camp Casey

The "Jingle Trail Run" at Camp Casey is Saturday, December 1. Faculty and staff can stay at the Fort Casey Inn for $115 a night. Find out more online. More

Ordering SPU Stationary

The SPU stationery ordering system on Banner recently developed a technical issue and wasn't accepting orders. The issue has now been resolved by Computer and Information Systems. If you tried to order SPU stationery between November 6 and November 14 and did not get an automated confirmation, please place your department's stationery order again. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Activity 4 Life: Yoga and Zumba Payments

If you need to make yoga and/or Zumba payments for Autumn Quarter sessions, please visit their respective links on the Human Resources website. Watch the Fac/Staff Bulletin for an upcoming link to all wellness activities and programs. More

The next Response Theme: At the Table

In the Winter 2013 Response, we will use “the table" as a metaphor to look at gathering and dialoguing with those who may be different from us. The table is a place where friends gather, families gather, and even enemies can meet and find common ground. We'd like to explore these tables and the meeting of minds and hearts that happens there. Is the work you do related to this theme? Or do you know someone in the SPU community (faculty, staff, student, alumni, or donor) who has a story to tell related to this theme? Send your story ideas to

Pet Photos New Location

The “Pet Photos of the Week" are now located in their own section in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Look for them after “Current Job Openings."

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. Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 21. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 26.


Lemcio Presents Paper

Gene Lemcio, emeritus professor of New Testament, delivered an invited paper on November 1 to the Graduate Forum at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. The paper was titled "Where (More Precisely) Has It Been Written that the Son of Man Is to Be Rejected? Mark 9:12b: a Midrash on Daniel 4 and 7?" It will be published next year in the Canadian Theological Review.

Schlee Presents Paper

Regina Schlee, professor of marketing, presented a paper at the Allied Academies Conference in October in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper was titled "Training Students for Entrepreneurial Activities: Lessons From a Social Venture Plan Competition," and was co-authored with Ross Stewart, professor of accounting; and the late Don Summers, executive in residence and lead faculty member for the Social Venture Plan Competition.

Erisman Participates in Conferences

Al Erisman, executive in residence, recently served as panel chair for the Fellowship of Christian Companies International annual conference in business ethics in Manhattan Beach, California. He also served on the advisory board for the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University. Finally, he was a Fordham Fellow at the Fordham Consortium, and participated in the Fordham meeting on “Restoring Trust in Business" at Fordham University in New York.

Welcome, Tanisha

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Tanisha Hanson, transfer admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions.


Kelly Publishes New Column About Life After 50

Hounded for the past 13 years to join AARP, the world's largest lobby for seniors, University Communications specialist Clint Kelly fights back. In his new monthly column in The Journal magazine, he reflects on aging Boomer-style and rants on AARP's relentless pursuit. More


Welcome, Max Hippolyte Hunter

Perkins Center Teaching Fellow Max Hunter and his wife, Risako Tanaka, welcomed their son, Max Hippolyte Hunter, on October 31. He born at 8:01 p.m. and was 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Welcome, Max! More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Assistant Professor of History-Asia/Pacific Rim
Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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

Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Payroll Supervisor, Finance Office
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

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


Meet Oz

“I've submitted a pet before—Lenny—but he's with my former roommate now. This is my cat, Oz. He loves the camera, and eating any plastic he can get his paws on." Maryann Shaw, periodicals technician, Library. Select the link for more photos of Oz. More

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