Monday, November 26, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Festival of Lessons and Carols November 27

The annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols" is Tuesday, November 27, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This service, hosted by the Department of Music and Department of Fine Arts, is a traditional Advent celebration that tells the story of the coming of Christ through Scripture and song. The Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men's and Women's Choirs will perform.

Lunchtime Jazz

The SPU Jazz Ensemble will play Christmas music in the SUB Gazebo Room on Tuesday, November 27, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Kresser Lectures on Seattle Art Museum's New Exhibit

Associate Professor of Art Katie Kresser will give a lecture about the new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), "Painted Into a Corner: Women, Art, and Social Bondage." This new exhibit from the Centre Pompidou in Paris challenges the "mainstream" notion of art in a male-dominated world. Kresser's lecture on Thursday, November 29, 2-3 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 will address the economic, societal, and psychological bondage evidenced through this collection. Following her lecture, a panel of students will discuss these issues as they influence their own lives. The first 50 attendees will be able to purchase a ticket to the SAM exhibit for $5 (originally $12 students and $23 adults). For more information, visit the website. More

Q-Bot Comes to Campus November 28

Q-Bot is a rewards app for all food locations on campus. Users use their smart phone to redeem special deals and rewards by using the program. Q-Bot will be available on campus Wednesday, November 28. There will be giveaways and representatives to explain more about Q-Bot. Stop by the SUB or Gwinn Commons on Wednesday to start saving at all the food locations on campus!

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 and do the run. Rates for are $115 a night for faculty and staff. Run entry fees is $30 until November 26; $35 after. Find out more by visiting the website. More

Home Athletic Events This Week

Thursday, November 29
Women's basketball vs Northwest Nazarene, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 1
Women's basketball vs Central Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. More

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

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. The next deadline is Thursday, November 29. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 3.


Henry Presents at Northwest Political Science Association

Associate Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry gave a presentation titled "Free Market Environmentalism: A Hayekian Solution with Hayekian Limitations" at the recent meeting of the Northwest Political Science Association.

Ross Named Certified Risk Manager

Jordana Ross, risk management and insurance specialist, has been awarded the designation of “Certified Risk Managers (CRM) International." To earn this prestigious designation, Jordana attended five courses during a three-year period covering all phases of the risk-management business, and passed five comprehensive examinations. The CRM designation is in addition to the “Associates in Risk Management" designation Jodana earned five years ago. Congratulations, Jordana!

Holsinger Presents Paper

Professor of History Don Holsinger presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America in Denver on November 20. The paper "Albert Camus and the Tragedies of Modern Algeria" examines the legacy of Algeria's most widely read author on the centenary of his birth.

Mason, Craft, and Wicks Present Webinar

Associate Professor of Psychology Baine Craft, Assistant Professor of Economics Geri Mason, and Director of Instructional Technology Services David Wicks recently led a webinar about innovate ways to use lecture-capture technology. Read more about the webinar online. More

Ferreiro's Article Accepted

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro has been accepted for publication in Saint Emperor Constantine and Christianity, Nis, Serbia, 2013. The article is titled "St. Constantine the Great and St. Helena in St. Vicent Ferrer's Catalán Sermon on Pope Sylvester." He will present the paper in May 2013 as an invited speaker in Serbia at a conference to celebrate the 1700 anniversary of the Edict of Milan by the Emperor Constantine that ended persecutions against Christians. Nis is where Constantine was born.

Rand Participates in Conferences

Jim Rand, School of Business and Economics executive-in-residence, was the keynote speaker for two conferences in September. The first one was "Negotiating Strategic Human Resources Partnerships," which was the Boeing 737 Max Design Team conference. The second was a national webinar conference on “Negotiating for Results," and Jim was the keynote speaker on the integrated process and strategies of international negotiations. The conference was for FairPoint Communications in Maine. Also in September, Jim conducted a worldwide webinar conference on "Analytical Skills for Critical Thinking" as part of the 2012 Boeing Learning Training and Development International Community of Practice Web.

Hanson Presents Lectures for Seattle Symphony

Professor of Music Eric Hanson presented preconcert lectures for the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall earlier this month. His paper titled "Ritter Contra Strauss and the Battle for the Soul of Europe II," revealed how Richard Strauss used his tone poem, “Till Eulenspiel's Lustige Streiche," to demonstrate his embrace of Nietzsche and his rejection of moral responsibility, making him more easily co-opted by the Nazis. The paper also chronicled his attempts at redemption after World War II.

Article by Mezulis and Doctoral Students Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis and her doctoral advisees Sarah Crystal, Jordan Simonson, and Kara Pegram was recently published in the Journal of Depression and Anxiety. The title of their manuscript is "Affective reactivity predicts cognitive reactivity to induced stress in adolescence." The article can be viewed online. More

Alsbury's Article Published

An article by Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury and M.E. Mountford titled “School Boards: Nobody Does it Better" was published in the University Council for Educational Administration Review, 52 (3),11-13. This is a point/counterpoint article concerning the relevance of school boards in the U.S. The article was published in the guild newsletter and was by invitation.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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

Administrative Assistant-Temporary, School of Theology
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Payroll Supervisor, Finance Office
Program Coordinator, Physics
Security Officer 1, Office of Safety and Security
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


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