Monday, October 29, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Hanson, Gospel Choir, Unlimited, Chamber Singers in Chapel

Professor of Music Eric Hanson is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, October 30, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. He will speak on “Charles Wesley: Steward of the Mysteries of God." The service is designed by Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Kathryn Bartholomew, and there will be special performances by the SPU Gospel Choir, Unlimited, and Chamber Singers.

Children of Faculty, Staff Invited to Residence Halls for Halloween

Emerson and Hill Hall Councils welcome children of SPU faculty and staff to trick-or-treat on Halloween, October 31, 4-6 p.m. Residential students invite faculty, staff, and neighbors to bring their little ones door to door for treats and to enjoy some games in the lounges. Students will greet visitors at lobby doors, and residents who are participating will have a sign posted on their door. For more information, contact Sharon Barr-Jeffrey, assistant director of residence life at, at 206-281-2478 or email

Reading With Milton Center Fellow Jessie van Eerden

Image journal is sponsoring a reading with Milton Center Fellow Jessie van Eerden at the Art Center Gallery, Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Van Eerden, a writer of nonfiction who hails from West Virginia, recently graduated with an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the top-ranked University of Iowa. She will read an essay from a series of portraits about the rural Appalachian community of her upbringing and the unlikely spiritual teachers she found there. "Woman With Spirits" tells the story of an elderly neighbor who was photographed during President Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty" as a media-satisfying emblem of a poor person. Van Eerden's essays have appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing 2006, Geez magazine, Bellingham Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and Riverteeth. More

L.A. Fitness Volunteers?

Interested in a free month membership to L.A. Fitness on Westlake Avenue? L.A. Fitness would like to offer SPU faculty and staff a reduced corporate rate. To receive feedback on L.A. Fitness' facilities and customer service, they have made available five, one-month memberships. The first five volunteers will receive the complimentary membership. In return, volunteers will be asked to fill out a short survey. Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at

Faculty, Staff Invited to Summer SPRINT Teams Presentation

Come learn more about Seattle Pacific Outreach International (SPRINT) and the 2007 summer teams on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Q-Café. The Q-Cafe is located at Quest Church, 3223 15th Avenue West in Seattle. Team members will share stories and testimonies from their experiences. This event is open to current and past SPRINTers, SPU students, faculty, staff, as well as the general community. SPRINT will also unveil locations for the 2008 summer teams. For more information, contact B.J. Higa at or visit the SPRINT website. More

Students Planning to Meet With Faculty Advisors

Registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Tuesday, November 13. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 19. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Faculty, Staff Accounts With SFS

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if they are not a registered student. Charges for Advantage Points, meal blocks, parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, as well as any tuition charges, are posted to this account. When there is activity on the account, an email notification stating that an online account statement is available. Please be sure to make payment promptly to avoid account late fees on past-due balances. Additional information about faculty and staff accounts and payment options is available on the SFS website. More

Worship Workshop-Native Expressions of Christian Worship

Discover the influence of music, dance, and art forms for the church today at the “Native Expressions of Christian Worship" workshop on Thursday, November 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The SPU campus community is invited to attend the 9:30 a.m. forum with Richard Twiss from Wiconi International, and the 1 p.m. worship service with Jerry Chapman, drumspeaker for the Nations. Both events will be held in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. This event is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required if you plan on attending the full workshop. For more information, contact the Office of University Ministries at, or 206-281-2966.

Office of University Communications Closed Nov. 1

The Office of University Communications will be closed Thursday, November 1, for an off-campus all-day planning meeting. In the case of an emergency, call News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at 206-963-9779. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause you any delays. Please call your communications specialist or UC Office Manager Julia Weir at 206-281-2051 prior to November 1 if you have questions or concerns.

Respect Your Body Week, Oct. 29-Nov. 2

The urban culture of Seattle – including SPU – is powerfully influenced by mass media and advertising. Many students are held captive by an obsession with food and body. “Respect Your Body Week" exists to address this truth and encourage faculty, staff, and students to engage in a very complex issue. It's a time to learn, express, and be challenged about one's belief about beauty, the body, food, image, and other related issues. Some of the events include:

“Image of Advertising" – a media-education panel discussion about the affect of media on our society and its concept of what is acceptable. Monday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
“Designed by Him: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!" Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
“Mind of an Eating Disorder" Exhibit in Weter Lounge, Wednesday, October 31, all day
“Fearlessly You" art show in Weter Lounge, Thursday, November 1, all day
“Men's and Women's Only" events, Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
“Body Fair," Friday, November 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Free Salsa dancing lessons and dance, Friday, November 2, 7-9 p.m.

Learn more at the “Respect Your Body" week website. More

Fundraising Dinner for Agros International

SPU's Consumer and Family Sciences Department will co-sponsor a special fundraising dinner for Agros International, a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting Central American and Mexican farmers in purchasing their own land, and its founder and SPU alumnus Chi-Dooh “Skip" Li ཾ. The dinner will be held Saturday, November 3, 6-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Tickets are $50 per person (includes dinner). Reservations required. Contact Doug Haley at 206-528-1066 or

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 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.

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 seminars listed below 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.

“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 With TIAA/CREF, Fidelity

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 held Wednesday, November 21, in the Human Resources conference room. Appointments must be scheduled online at All appointments must be made online. In addition, upcoming one-on-one consultations with Fidelity Insurance will be 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 by visiting You can also buy tickets in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

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

Submit Requests for a Spring Weekend at Camp Casey by Oct. 31

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: Bikos, Davis, Anderson

Recent Features The Psychology of Hope. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Lynette Bikos and doctoral student Lauren Shepherd discuss the psychological studies of hope, defined as motivation and agency, and outline building and maintaining hope in one's own life. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (41:32)

Is There Any Hope in Politics? Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presents the need for Christians to be involved in justice and politics as followers of Christ's New Testament teachings on leadership and stewardship. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:01)

SPU Classics Healing From Eating Disorders and Addiction. Actress Carol Anderson shares about her struggle with anorexia-bulimia and God's eventual healing in her life. She offers encouragement to listeners who are struggling to overcome destructive behaviors. February 14, 1996. (23:31)

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Boo, who was a feral kitten. She bit each one of us trying to catch her, but now, since we saved her from a life on the streets, she is contented and sweet. If you came to visit, however, you'd never see her. She is also extremely shy." Lorri Sheffer, Web Communications Manager. Select the link for a photo of Boo and ZuZu, who wrestle daily. 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

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, November 1. The next publication date is Monday, November 5.


Orientation Handbook Wins Awards

The 2007 Orientation handbook won two Publication Showcase Awards from the National Orientation Directors Association. The handbook was named “Outstanding General Handbook (one or two colors)," and “Outstanding Use of Theme." Congratulations to Graphic Designer Brian Glassco, Communications Specialist Kathy Henning, and Student Programs Campus Program Coordinator Andrea Ide.

Quek Presents at AAMFT Conference

Karen Quek, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, presented a poster titled "Exploring Cultural Values and Communications in Couple Relationships" at the 65th annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, October 11-14, in Long Beach, California.

Thoburn, Students Present at APA Meeting

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn, along with clinical psychology doctoral students Jake Bentley and Zeba Ahmad, recently presented the paper "International Disaster Psychology and Social Justice: A Systems Perspective" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, California.

McKenna, Yost Publish Article on Pastoral Leadership Development

Associate professors of industrial/organizational psychology Rob McKenna and Paul Yost published an article in the Fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Psychology and Theology titled "Leadership Development and Clergy: Understanding the Events and Lessons That Shape Pastoral Leaders." The article highlights their ongoing research on the development journey of more than 100 senior pastoral leaders across the United States.


Day of Common Learning Featured in Seattle P-I

SPU's Day of Common Learning was featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on October 25. Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan Gallagher, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeffrey Keuss, and SPU students were quoted in the story. More

Webb Commentary in Seattle Times

An editorial by Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Marcia Webb for the “Faith and Values" section in The Seattle Times was published on October 27. The editorial was titled “In worship, we celebrate the full love we receive." More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
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 (.125), Engineering National Science Foundation Grant
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Associate Director/Director, Center for Integrity in Business, School of Business and Economics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs
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 Assistant (.8), MA-TESOL/Foreign Languages & Literatures
Program Coordinator (.5), School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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