Monday, October 15, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Rob Wall in Chapel This Week

Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, concludes his three-part series on Scripture at this week's chapel on Tuesday, October 16, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His topic is “Scripture and the Church."

Young Alumni Endowment Dinner on Oct. 19

What do brain research, clean water, and Miss Washington have in common? Come to the “Beyond Nickerson" Young Alumni Endowment Dinner on Friday, October 19, and find out. The keynote speaker is Dr. John Medina, director of SPU's Brain Center for Applied Learning Research. The “Young Alumni Testimony" will be given by Miss Washington 2006 Kristen Eddings '06. The Young Alum Scholarship recipient is Aleya (Mullett) Hanson. Entertainment is provided by the Nickerson Street Trio. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Tickets are $25 per person, and $250 to sponsor a table. For additional information and to RSVP, call 206-281-ALUM or visit the website. More

Flu Shots Available

Health Services is offering flu shots for faculty, staff, students, and dependents over the age of 15. The shots cost $28. The Health Services office can now bill your insurance provider if you bring your SPU employer insurance card. (They can provide a receipt to those without non-SPU employer insurance.) Flu shots will be available Tuesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday, October 26, 2-3:15 p.m.; Thursday, November 8, 12:30-2 p.m.; Friday, November 9, 1-2:30 p.m.; and Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.–noon. If these times do not work for you, call the Health Services office to make an appointment at 206-281-2231.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Donate to Date Auction

Date Auction is an event put together by the Student Union Board (STUB) every year to raise money for a local charity as well as SPU's SPRINT program. Contrary to popular belief, the Date Auction does not auction people as dates, but auctions adventure packages for students to experience together in groups. STUB also holds a silent auction in which students bid on items of interest. This year's charity is New Horizons, a local homeless youth ministry. This year, STUB would like to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to be a part of the Date Auction. Perhaps you have a passion for boating, or you love to bake. Maybe you are a movie buff or have extra tickets to the Seahawks. Please consider donating your time and talents by creating an adventure of your own to share with students. For example, if you have a boat, you might create a boating adventure by offering to take six students on a three- hour cruise through Lake Washington and the locks, followed by a picnic lunch at your house. Donations need to include the name of the activity, time, date, place, and number of students (at least two or more). STUB would also welcome any donations for the Silent Auction, such as gift cards, theme baskets, movie passes, etc. To donate, contact Campus Program Coordinator Andrea Ide at or Laura Kesl at by Friday, October 19. If you have any questions, call Andrea at 206-281-2831.

Emeriti Health Solutions, Fidelity and Aetna Annual Information Sessions

On Thursday, October 25, Emeriti Health Solutions, Fidelity Investments, and Aetna Insurance representatives will be on campus. Representatives will present information about SPU's contributions to eligible employee's accounts, and how these contributions provide a health care retirement benefit. Please join us in the Library Seminar Room for one or more sessions. For those planning their retirement needs, sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. will address reasons you need to save for retiree health care, unique tax advantages of the Emeriti program, options available under the program, and how to enroll. For those approaching retirement in the next three to 10 years, the 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. sessions will address Emeriti insurance options, and Medicare and the Medicare Part D benefit. Although the meetings have been targeted to meet the needs of different audiences, you are invited to attend both. Questions may be directed to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

Investment and Savings Seminars

Whether you are just starting to save and need help evaluating your options and strategy, or you are nearing retirement and want to be sure you are on track with your savings, the following seminars are for you. Seminars will be presented by Fidelity Investments and will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. These informational seminars are designed to speak to those who may or may not have Fidelity investments. All employees are welcome. For further description of these seminars, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

“Getting Started in Your Workplace Savings Plan," October 23
“Achieving a Sound Retirement," November 1
“Finding the Right Investment Strategy," Tuesday, November 20
“Keeping Your Investment Strategy on Track," Tuesday, January 15

One-on-One Financial Consultations Begin Oct, 16

Upcoming financial consultations are a perfect opportunity to discuss your goals for savings, your current savings plan, or discuss a savings "tune-up." TIAA/CREF will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on Tuesday, October 16, in the Human Resources conference room. Appointments must be scheduled online at . More one-on-one consultations with TIAA/CREF will be held Wednesday, November 21. All appointments must be made online. In addition, upcoming one-on-one consultations with Fidelity Insurance will be October 23, November 1, and November 20. To make an appointment with a Fidelity representative, go to Questions may be directed to Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 25, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $17 and $20, and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or visiting the website at You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

Pacific Brass Works Concert Oct. 18

The Pacific Brass Works, including SPU faculty member Brian Chin on trumpet, will perform a concert of American music on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free.

“Hope" Art Show

The SPU art faculty is presenting a special exhibit titled “Hope" in conjunction with SPU's Day of Common Learning. The diverse exhibit features photography, paintings, sculptures, and more. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street. The exhibit runs until October 26. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.¬–4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2079.

National Christian College Fair Oct. 22

High school students and their families are invited to attend the National Christian College Fair on Monday, October 22, 6-8:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This SPU-hosted event includes representatives from more than 40 Christian colleges and universities. For more information, call 206-281-2021.

Camp Casey for Winter and Spring Retreats

Wouldn't it be great to bring your small group or your child's youth group to Camp Casey for a weekend? Close, affordable, and removed from urban distractions, Casey offers nicely heated buildings, meeting spaces, and lots of waterfront spaces to recreate. Call the Casey office toll free at 866-661-6604 to find out what is available this winter and spring. For more information and to see photos of Camp Casey, visit The Fort Casey Inn, located next the Camp Casey, is also a great place for smaller retreats for your family, church leaders, or nonprofit groups. The Fort Casey Inn has nine Victorian homes for two to 30 guests. More

Pet Photo Contest

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter a photo of your pet (or another animal photo you are proud to have taken) in an on-campus “Pet Photo Contest" sponsored by the student club AARF (Animals Are Really Fantastic). Photos will be on display in Weter Lounge October 29 and 30. Judging will start at 4 p.m. on October 29. The entry fee is $5 per photo (cash only please), and all proceeds will benefit Old Dog Haven in Arlington, a dog hospice and senior dog placement program. Drop off entry forms and the fee at the SUB UNI-COM desk or Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. The closing date for entries is October 26. The grand prize is a free pass for a year to the Seattle Aquarium, and special cash prizes will be awarded in other categories (such as “Pet Halloween" photos). Show your pet pride, encourage the students, and support a good cause! To learn more about Old Dog Haven, visit the website. More

Weight Watchers Group Starts Oct.16

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus October 16 and runs through December 18. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. for an hour in Marston-Watson Classrooms 5 and 6. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of residence life, at 206-286-7169 or

Submit Requests for a Spring Weekend at Camp Casey

Regular full-time SPU faculty and staff are invited to submit an application by October 31 to stay at the Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The beach property, once a part of the “Fort Casey" coastal military fortress, is available for your personal vacation use for a booking fee of $35. You may stay for a weekend or up to five nights. The Victorian house sleeps 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach, and other amenities at Camp Casey. Requests will be accepted in October for stays between February 1 and June 15, 2008. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by November 30. If you have questions, email Casey Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at or call toll-free 866-661-6604. To see photos, visit All requests are to be submitted online. More

What's New on iTunes U: Dearborn, Aldred, and Mitchell

Recent Features
Great Mission in a Groaning World. Associate Director for Faith Development at World Vision International Tim Dearborn expounds upon Micah 6:8, and shares about his travels in India, Rwanda, and Cambodia. He encourages listeners to be seekers of justice. May 17, 2005. (28:38)

Native American Contributions to Worship. Member of the Swan River Cree Nation Reverend Ray Aldred shares insights into aboriginal gatherings, describing worship as a communal event, stories as central in communicating a message, and suffering as a natural part of life. November 9, 2004. (25:18)

SPU Classics
Christian Commitment Week: Luke 8 (Part 1 of 2). Young Life Field Director Robert Mitchell shares the stories of Jesus healing Jairus' daughter and the woman who touched Jesus' cloak, encouraging listeners to commit their lives to loving and serving God who cares deeply for us. March 26, 1973. (26:46)

Visit the iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations. More

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Midas is a beautiful golden retriever who came to live with us as a 3-month old puppy in February. Although cute and cuddly in this picture, he has quickly grown into a gentle giant. He is now 10 months old, and is tipping the scales at over 80 pounds. He has become a wonderful friend for our 5 year-old daughter, Kelcy!" Kelli Knapp, coordinator of academic history. Select the link to see a photo of Midas and Kelcy. More

Send Us Some Pet Photos

Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Falcon Home Games This Month

Men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball face their opponents at home this month. Visit the 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 Publication Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursday. 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, October 18. The next publication date is Monday, October 22.


Scheuerman's New Book, The Wenatchee Valley and Its First Peoples

School of Education Assistant Professor Richard Scheuerman and award-winning photographer John Clement's new book, The Wenatchee Valley and Its First Peoples: Thrilling Grandeur, Unfulfilled Promise, was recently published. This book combines oral histories with documentary accounts and photographs. Scheuerman's book was submitted in evidence to federal court by Wenatchi elders in a case that recently led to the restoration of the tribe's salmon fishing rights. Publication of the book was made possible by a grant from the Harriet Bullitt Icicle Foundation. The book was released by Color Press and distributed by Washington State University Press. His newest book, Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot, has been accepted by WSU Press for publication in 2008.

Wilson, Doctoral Students Present at Meeting

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson and clinical psychology doctoral students presented three posters at the 2007 meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, California. Titles of the posters were "Parents and Children Discuss Forgiveness: Emotion Language and Vocal Affect," "Attention Mediates the Relationship between Meta-Emotion Coaching and Academic Achievement," and "Emotion Regulation and Child Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Empathy." The paper presentation titled, "Children's Physiological Responses to Emotional Films: Social and Emotional Outcomes" was judged "Best Student Paper in Developmental Psychology 2007." The paper was authored by doctoral students Arianne Stevens, Alesha Muljat, Rachel Montague, and Natalie Goodwin. The clinical psychology department congratulates this incredible research team!

Ellis Appointed to Editorial Board

Professor of Education Arthur Ellis has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Theory and Practice in International Education. The journal is sponsored by the Russian Academy of Education and by universities in Germany and Canada.

Martin's Organ Concerts in Europe

Leslie Martin, adjunct professor in music (organ, harpsichord, and keyboard harmony) presented concerts at two European organ festivals this summer. The first performance opened the 38th season of the “Festival International de l'Orgue Ancien et de la Musique Ancienne" in Sion, (Valais), Switzerland. This concert was performed at the Château de Valère, a historic castle church that houses the oldest playable organ in the world, dating from 1435. (See photo to the right.) This was Martin's second appearance at this festival, which is one of the most prestigious in the organ world. He also performed in the opening concert at the Italian organ festival “Le ore dell'Organo" at the Church of St. Nicola di Bari, in Sirolo, (on the Adriatic coast near Ancona). Martin played the historic Italian organ dating from 1735. On these programs, he performed selected pieces from the Buxheimer Orgelbuch (ca. 1470) through the more “modern" music of Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), and also improvised a set of variations on the well-known 17th century melody, “La Follia." In addition to his work at SPU, Martin is the organist and choirmaster at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Seattle, which is well known for its vibrant music program.

Faculty Advisor Needed for Habitat for Humanity Club

A faculty advisor is needed for a Habitat for Humanity Club on campus. If you are interested, contact Jennifer Bostrom at

Welcome, Charles

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Charles Muhammad as a new security officer in the Office of Safety and Security.


Johnson in Seattle P-I

Vice President for Administration and University Relations Marj Johnson was quoted in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on October 12 about enrollments at Seattle colleges and universities. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
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

Administrative Assistant, Noyce Scholarship Grant, Physics
Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Graphic Designer/Fundraising, University Communications
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Multi-Skilled Trades (temporary), Casey Conference Center
Professional Education Operations Coordinator, Center for Professional Education
Program Coordinator (.5), School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
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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