Monday, December 3, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Lessons From Isaiah: A Six-part Video Series

Associate Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim, the Center for Biblical and Theological Education Lectio guide for Isaiah, is featured in a series of videos. He discusses topics in Isaiah, including the Messiah, heaven and hell, and the role of the church. Watch them online. More

Flu Shots Still Available

It's not too late! Flu shots are 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.

Latest on iTunes U: Jeff Van Duzer

Jeff Van Duzer, dean of SPU's School of Business and Economics, was named provost last week. Here are a few iTunes U highlights from various events at which he has spoken during the past several years. More

Faculty Invited to “Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms"

Faculty are invited to attend “Space Matters: The Impact of Active Learning Classrooms" with Dr. D. Christopher Brooks on Tuesday, December 11, noon–1:30 p.m. in Cremona 101. Lunch will be provided for those who register. D. Christopher Brooks is a research fellow in Educational Technology Services at the University of Minnesota where he conducts empirical research on the impact of educational technologies on teaching practices and learning outcomes. Since 2008, he has served as co-principal investigator on the University of Minnesota's Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Research Project. His research has appeared in the Journal of Learning Spaces, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Faculty Development, American Biology Teacher, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, and many others. He is co-editor of a forthcoming (2014) volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning that features research projects on learning spaces. Dr. Brooks will be available to meet with schools, departments, and researchers on December 10 and 11. If you're interested in scheduling a meeting with Dr. Brooks, contact David Wicks in Instructional Technology at 206-281-2290 or Register to attend the lunchtime meeting on December 11. 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

Home Athletic Events This Week

Saturday, December 8
Men's basketball vs Evergreen State, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. 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, December 6. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 10.


Erisman Presents Paper

Al Erisman, School of Business and Economics executive in residence, presented the paper "A Hard Case for the Soft Stuff" at Baylor Conference on Technology and Human Flourishing in Waco, Texas, in October. He also presented "‘Ethics in the Real World of Management Accounting" to the Institute for Management Accountants on November 16 in Seattle.

Rand Conducts Seminar

Jim Rand, School of Business and Economics executive in residence, conducted the seminar “Negotiations: A Skill for Project Management Leadership and Management" at the Boeing National Project Management Conference on October 4 in Seattle.

Alsbury's Article Published

An article by Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury and L. Bjork titled “International Superintendents Research Network: A Project of the UCEA Center for Research on the Superintendency and District Governance (2011)" was published in the University Council for Educational Administration Review, 52(2), 20. This was a short article published in the guild newsletter, and was an invited work regarding a recent research project considered important to the field.

Welcome, Anthony Nabors

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Anthony Nabors, senior admissions counselor for multicultural outreach in Undergraduate Admissions.


Woodward on KUOW

Professor of History Bill Woodward was a guest on KUOW's (94.9 FM) “The Conversation" on December 3. He talked about why baseball helps us understand America. KUOW is Seattle's NPR affiliate. Listen to the interview online. More


Woodward Completes Seattle Half Marathon; Womelsduff Qualifies for Boston Marathon

From Professor of History Bill Woodward: "(I) completed the Seattle Half Marathon on November 25 in just over two hours, among the top third in my category (officially ‘geezers'), though deep in the pack of nearly 3,000 male finishers. But my achievement pales in comparison with (Director of Human Resources) Gary Womelsduff, who on November 24 completed the Ghost of Seattle Marathon in 3 hours, 37 minutes. It was Gary's third 26.2-mile "jog-in-the-park" in the last 12 months. Gary and Bill had prepped for these races as teammates last July, along with Library staff member Kari Husby, running the 200-plus mile Ragnar Northwest Passage relay. Their team finished in the top ten percent. And just for fun, Gary ran the Bellingham Marathon in September (3:27!) and thereby qualified for the Boston Marathon next April. Anyone else been on the road lately?"


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
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Office Assistant (part-time), Human Resources
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


Meet Wilson

"Here are pictures of Wilson, my puppy dearest. He is a 90 pound, 4 1/2 year-old rescue greyhound, who thinks he is a lapdog. Besides his favorite pastime — sleeping — he likes peanut butter, ear rubs, tearing newspaper to shreds, and dreams of someday catching a squirrel. He also pretends to be a lapdog, which is not comfortable for him or the lap involved." Sam Davis, University Communications. Select the link for more photos of Wilson. More


Dedication of the Story Pole

"This photograph from November 1979 shows the dedication of the Seattle Pacific University Story Pole. At the microphone is then-Vice President for University Advancement Curtis Martin and then-President David McKenna. The pole was originally located in front of Gwinn Commons, where the Library now stands (the southeast corner of Gwinn can be seen on the right of the photograph). The pole itself was commissioned by the class of 1971, and carved by Abner Johnson, a Tlingit carver from Angoon, Alaska, who also taught classes at Seattle Pacific. Today, the Story Pole can be seen standing in front of Beegle Hall, between McKinley Auditorium and Alexander Hall." Select the link for a picture of the Story Pole dedication. More

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