Monday, May 20, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Memorial Day Observance May 28

The SPU Veteran and Military Support Cadre, in conjunction with the SPU Military and Veteran Support Club, is organizing a Memorial Day observance on Tuesday, May 28, beginning at 1 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. The speaker is Professor of History Bill Woodward, retired Lt. Col, National Guard. Following the ceremony, the groups are hosting a BBQ open to the SPU community and guests. RSVP Sarah Martin at or visit the Facebook page. More

Know Some Outstanding Graduates?

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets prior to Commencement, as well as for promotional purposes. Please send the name(s) of the students and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, were involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Send information by email to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at

Percussion Ensemble Concert May 28

A concert by the Percussion Ensemble will be held in Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Symphony Orchestra Concert May 30

The SPU Symphony Orchestra will perform at First Free Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. The repertoire for the evening includes Dvorak's Ninth Symphony “From the New World" and Richard Strauss's “Four Last Songs." The orchestra is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Choirs in Concert May 31

Several SPU choirs will perform at First Free Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31. The Concert and Chamber Choirs are directed by Associate Professor of Music David Anderson; the Women's Choir is directed by Instructor of Music Ron Haight; and the Men's Choir is directed by Instructor of Music Ken Pendergrass. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

SPU Theatre Presents "The Frog Prince"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre presents "The Frog Prince," May 21-25, 7:30 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre of McKinley Hall. There will be a matinee on Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m. A twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, a prince is turned into a frog by an old peasant woman, and the only way to break the spell is to kiss the milkmaid. An adventure ensues, forcing the prince to face an old enemy, changes in his kingdom, and find new friendship. This play is sure to provide entertainment for the whole family. Tickets are $6 general admission. Children under 5 not permitted. The theater is wheelchair accessible. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the website. More

Car Wash to Raise Money for SPRINT Team

The Rwanda SPRINT team is having a fundraising car wash Wednesday, May 22, 3–6 p.m. in the Alumni Center parking lot. This summer, seven SPRINT teams will learn and serve alongside local leaders around the globe. For more information on SPRINT teams, including links to each team's blog page, visit the website. More

Yard project? House cleaning? Other Chores? Hire a SPRINTer!

This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through the SPRINT program. You can help students raise money for trips by hiring a SPRINTer or a team to handle yard chores, house cleaning, or other labor projects around the house. $10 per hour, arranged to fit your schedule. Email student Daniel Lee for more information.

Stationery Orders Before Year-End

Do you intend to order stationery products from your department's 2012-13 budget? Then place your order no later than 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 11. You will receive your order(s) by June 21, ensuring your purchase will come out of this year's funds. Orders made after 10 a.m. on June 11 will come out of your department's 2013-14 budget. More

Visual Communication Design Senior Show

SPU's Art Center Gallery will feature the works by graduating seniors in visual communications, May 30-June 7. The Art Center is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More

Retirement Plans: Individual Consultations

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Investment Advisors Participant Counselor Candy Eiler will be on campus Thursday, May 23, in the Human Resources Conference Room, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To schedule individual consultations, select the link on Human Resources website under Retirement Plan Information titled “Schedule appointment with Transamerica Rep 5/23." Click on to find an open time slots, then select a time by clicking on the select button; enter first name, last name, and phone and email address. Click on to finalize the appointment. More

The Book of James: A One-day Introduction by Theology Professor Nienhuis

SPU faculty and staff are invited to a free one-day introduction to the Book of James, taught by School of Theology Professor and Summer 2013 Lectio Writer Dave Nienhuis. The course will be offered Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Upper Gwinn and includes lunch. To register, email by June 11. External guests are also welcome for $20 per person, so please help us spread the word among your networks. Interested guests can email for a registration link.

Image Journal Looking for Interns

Image journal, founded by SPU professor Gregory Wolfe and located on campus, has been publishing the best art and writing that engages with faith and mystery for 25 years. The journal is looking for interns for the 2013-14 school year who share their vision for the place art has in the life of faith, and who are also diligent, meticulous, and responsible about the daily details. Just like the editors, the interns have a balance of grunt work (daily processing) and glory work (more interesting ongoing projects). Grunt work includes tasks like sorting the mail, responding to emails, and sending out book orders. The glory work for next year's interns includes things like choosing images for the daily Good Letters blog; reading back-issue content in order to tag it for the redesigned website; creating original graphics for social media; and content writing for the online newsletter ImageUpdate, social media, or the website. If you know students who might be interested, have them email Taylor Olsen at with their current resume and a cover letter detailing why they are interested. Staff members will interview all interested candidates, and will begin scheduling interviews the week of May 27.

Camp Casey Fall/Winter Reservations

Fall/Winter reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center. The dates of stay are September 23, 2013, through January 6, 2014. Reservation requests are due by June 1. The fall/winter requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Summer Courses Open to Church, Marketplace Leaders

This summer, SPU's Center for Integrity in Business and Center for Biblical and Theological Education are joining forces to offer two courses at reasonable prices to church and marketplace leaders, taught by professors Bruce Baker, Daniel Castelo, and Jeff Van Duzer. Topics include a faith-based approach to business, workplace theology, and effective cultural engagement in the public sphere. Please help us spread the word to any who might be interested. For more information, visit the website. More

Documentary "Rape For Profit" Screening

As a part of its "Go First" Leadership Campaign, the Center for Leadership & Research Development (CLRD) will host the pre-iTunes release screening of "Rape For Profit," on Saturday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Created by three former SPU students, this film documents the true stories of women being trafficked in the Seattle area, where more than 500 girls are trafficked each night in the form of sex slavery. The Huffington Post calls the documentary, "Disturbing and provocative. A gritty look at Seattle's growing problem with human trafficking." CLRD is joining with Mew Films to actively engage culture by bringing leadership and social action together. Visit the website for more information. More

Campus Retail Specials. "Aloha Fridays"

Introduction "Aloha Fridays." Come to Sandella's or the C-Store wearing Aloha attire (e.g., Hawaiian shirt) and get 10 percent off your purchase. Here are this week's specials.

Medley: 20 percent off all salads (excluding chicken)
155 Grill: Enjoy two specials. Try our new Ancho Chipotle Sauce Burger With Fried Egg, or a Grilled Teriyaki Burger With Pineapple. Just $4.69, or $6.69 for the combo.
Academic Perks and Common Grounds: 30 percent off ANY prepared drink from 2–6 p.m. every day!
Einstein's: Another Happy Hour to enjoy! 50 percent off any bagel with cream cheese from 3-6 p.m. every day

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. The deadline for submissions is 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, May 23. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, May 28.


Maybell to Give Keynote Address

Steve Maybell, director of the SPU Student Counseling Center and adjunct Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) faculty member, was selected to deliver the keynote address for the 61st international conference of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP) in San Diego on June 22. Steve has contributed to Adlerian psychology and its application to counseling and therapy throughout his 40 years in the field by serving on the NASAP board, authoring articles and books, teaching, and supervising. He teaches a graduate course in Adlerian therapy in the SPU MFT program. Steve is one of 35 professionals worldwide earning the “Diplomat in Adlerian Psychology" designation. The title of Steve's keynote presentation is "Highlights of Encouraging and Healing."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Nick Glancy, assistant vice president for risk management and university counsel, Office of Planning and Administration
Elisabeth Heerema, Student Financial Services coordinator, Student Financial Services
Cassandra Sanchez, Student Financial Services coordinator, Student Financial Services


Parrotts' New Book Featured

The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer is a book and an app by Les and Leslie Parrott, co-founders of SPU's Center for Relationship Development. The book was featured May 17 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. More

Keuss Quoted in Christianity Today

Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, was quoted in a recent story in Christianity Today titled "Faith-Themed Television Boosted by 'The Bible.'" Read the story online. More


Visit the Human Resources website for the latest job openings at SPU.



Meet Farragut

“Big name for a little dog, maybe, but when we got him as a puppy, we were living next to Farragut State Park in Idaho, which is named after the famous Civil War admiral. It seemed like a good fit. As it turns out, our lively little (seven-pound) malti-poo does seem to enjoy sailing and being out on the water, so we got him one of those pint-sized life jackets to wear, just in case. Even admirals need a little help, sometimes." Bob Elmer, manager of communications services, University Communications. Select the link for more photos of Farragut. More

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