Monday, September 17, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Annual State of the University Address

SPU President Philip Eaton will deliver the annual State of the University address on Wednesday, September 19, at 10:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Prior to that at 9:30 a.m., a communion and worship service will be held. After the president's address, an all-campus picnic will be held in Tiffany Loop. Campus offices are closed from 9:15 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window. (Home soccer games at Interbay Stadium are not included in this free offer.)

Apply Online for Parking

Faculty and staff can now apply online for parking. To update your vehicle information, apply for parking, or review your parking status, log into the Banner Information System and enter the “Parking Information and Application" menu. If you have any questions about parking or this system, contact Rebecca Taylor, parking and transportation coordinator, at 206- 281-2821 or

Welcome, New Students

New students arrive on campus at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 20. For Orientation information, visit the website. More

“Pet Photo of the Week" Resumes in Fac/Staff Bulletin

Beginning in October, the popular “Pet Photo of the Week" feature will resume in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos (no more than two) of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted. (Those with multiple pets may submit individual pet photos.)

Falcon Home Games This Month

Men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's cross country teams face their opponents at home this month. Visit the new Falcons online for game times and all the latest in Falcon sports. More

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the main SPU webpage. This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, September 20. The next publication date is Monday, September 24.


SOT Faculty Attend Oxford Institute

Four School of Theology faculty members attended the 12th meeting of the quinquennial Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, August 12-21. Convened at Christ Church, Oxford, England, an international collegium of 150 scholars and church leaders gathered in disciplinary working groups to study the intersection of ecclesiology, mission, and vocation. SPU faculty contributed the following papers to the institute: “Methodist Hermeneutics Regarding Slavery" by School of Theology Dean Doug Strong; “Racial Crossovers in the Progressive Era: Amanda Berry Smith and Emma Ray" by Professor of Theological Studies Priscilla Pope-Levison; “Challenge and Promise: Apostolicity and the Methodist Vocation to 'Serve the Present Age'" by Assistant Professor of Theology Doug Koskela; and "Leading God's Household: A Study of 1 Timothy 3:1-4:6" by Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall.

Wall's Articles Published

Two studies by Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall were published this summer: "Intra-Biblical Interpretation" in the Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (S.E. Porter, ed. London: Routledge, 2007), and "The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-21) in Canonical Context" in From Biblical Criticism to Biblical Faith (W.H. Brackney and C.E. Evans, eds. Atlanta: Mercer University Press, 2007). As always, Rob would be delighted to discuss either article with interested colleagues.

Ferreiro's Update

During the last academic year, Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro wrote eight articles that will be published in Barbarians and Their Culture (Madrid), Reallexikon fur Antike und Christentum (Berlin), Augustinianum (Rome), The Catholic Answer (USA), Inside the Vatican (Rome), Zeistchrift fur Antikes und Christentum (Berlin), Encyclopedia of Christian Literature (USA), and Studia Patristica (Oxford). He also has a book review forthcoming. During July, he was a visiting professor at the University of Salamanca. In August, he went to Regensburg, Germany, for five days of research on Simon Magus. He also recently presented at the 15th International Patristic Studies Conference in Oxford. He organized and co-led the second annual pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of Teresa and John" in Spain with pilgrims from five U.S. states, Canada, and Hong Kong. They visited all the major sites in Spain related to Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross.

Himma Named to Editorial Board

Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Information Ethics. He is now on the editorial boards of three of the four journals devoted to information ethics, one of his two main areas of specialty. He will also serve on the editorial board for the new journal INSEIT, the official publication of the International Society of Ethics and Information Technology.

Wall, Steele Featured in New Book

School of Theology Professors Rob Wall and Rick Steele are featured in a new book by noted educator Barbara E. Walvoord titled Teaching and Learning in College Introductory Religion Courses (Blackwell, 2008). This book is the result of a national study, conducted under the auspices of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Notre Dame University, and the IDEA Center at Kansas State University. Walvoord collected electronic data from 467 introductory religion courses at 47 institutions of higher education, and gave particularly close attention to 66 courses whose instructors were nominated by their deans or department chairs as “highly effective" in helping students meet the learning goals established by the faculty. Many kinds of data were collected, including syllabi, copies of tests and writing assignments, student reflections, daily journals kept by the faculty, and some campus visits (including SPU) by Walvoord. In the book, close attention is given to Rob's class, UFDN 2000 Christian Scripture, and Rick's class, UFDN 1000 Christian Formation – Honors. Congratulations to Rick and Rob for being national leaders in learning in religion!

Henry Presents at APSA Convention

Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry recently made a presentation titled "An Enlightened Puritan: Jonathan Edwards on Pride and Politics" at the annual convention of the American Political Science Association.

Two Casey Staff Members Say “Goodbye"

Maintenance mechanic Robin Bare has left the Camp Casey Conference staff to become director of Campo Cristiano, a Foursquare Camp in Baja, Mexico. Robin has been with Casey for the past 14 years, and has been an integral part of the restoration of the camp. Justin Rose has accepted a training position with Nichols Brothers Shipbuilders on Whidbey Island. He has been with Casey for the past four-and-a-half years as a guest group customer services specialist, and has provided excellent service to Casey's user groups. A farewell luncheon for Robin and Justin was held September 13 at Camp Casey. They have contributed greatly to Camp Casey, and we wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

Marshall's Chapter Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Margaret Marshall had a chapter titled “Accuracy and Self-Knowledge: The Truth About Fiction" published in Self-Criticism and Self-Enhancement: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications, which is a recent edited volume from the American Psychological Association. The chapter explores the psychological and interpersonal benefits of positive self-views.

Phelan Presents at ACS Meeting

Associate Professor of Chemistry Gregory Phelan presented three talks at the American Chemical Society's autumn national meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 19-24. The first two talks were based on research in materials science, including work done by SPU undergraduate research assistants. The third talk was a report on the effects of using technology in the general chemistry classroom.


Daniels on KOMO-AM Radio

Professor of Management Denise Daniels was interviewed by KOMO-AM radio for a story about students using laptop computers in the classroom. The story aired September 4. Hear the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Instructor of Physics
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Instructor of Spanish
For more information on all 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

Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Gymnastics Coach, Athletics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Housekeeper/Custodian (temporary), Camp Casey Conference Center
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
For more information on all 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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