Monday, February 25, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Welcomes Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia

The School of Theology and Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development are honored to have Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia as the 2008 Alfred S. Palmer Lecturer. Metropolitan Kallistos is one of the world's foremost Orthodox Christian authors, teachers, and scholars. He is best known for his books The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way. Born in England and raised an Anglican, he embraced the Orthodox faith in his mid-20s, becoming a monk, ordained priest, and bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church. In 2007, he was elevated to metropolitan. For 35 years, he was the Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University, and continues to be a leading translator of liturgical texts. His eminence is a gifted speaker who frequently lectures on Eastern Christianity to Western audiences. He will speak in chapel on Tuesday, March 4, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His topic is “What Is Prayer?" He will give a second talk at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on “Salvation in Christ: The Orthodox Approach."

Lenten Chapel: Come Let Us Bow Down

Professor of Physics Stamatis Vokos is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Khmer Rouge Survivor Tells His Story

On Tuesday, February 26, missionary Sorreaksa Himm, author of Tears of My Soul and After the Heavy Rain, shares his story of reconciliation and forgiving the people who killed his family during the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia. His talk begins at 8 p.m. in Beegle Hall, room 201. Himm's presentation is part of the John Perkins Center “Healing for Cambodia" event series. More

Symposium "The 1960s: Then and Now"

SPU's History Club “Hindsight" is sponsoring a symposium titled “"The 1960s: Then and Now" on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 Bertona 4. Civil rights, the Vietnam War, feminism, and the Beatles have profoundly shaped American society and continue to affect us today. Presenters include Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney, Director of Multi-Ethnic Programs Susan Lane, and students Dalilah Bernal, Norman Anderson, Ben Pinneo, Michael Thomas, Abigail Stahl, Bethany Walrad, Brandon Hunter, Ashley Reese, Andy Scott, and Alissa Walter. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Falcon Basketball Games

The men's and women's basketball teams are heading into their last home games of the season. The women are ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Division II, and the men are ranked third in the west region of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons online. More

SHS Hosts Nursing Career Fair

The School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Puget Sound area nurse recruiters and nursing students. On Thursday, February 28, nursing recruiters from more than 20 health care organizations will be on campus to hear a presentation by Executive Director of the Washington Center for Nursing Linda Tieman. In the afternoon, recruiters will have a traditional career fair for students 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Although the focus is nursing, any undergraduate or graduate student interested in a health care career is welcome. Please invite your students. For more information, contact SHS Associate Dean Chris Henshaw at or 206-281-2612.

What's New on iTunes U? Sue Thomas' Life Story

In a 1993 chapel address, Sue Thomas shares her struggles growing up deaf, working for the FBI, and attending seminary. Visit the iTunes U website for this recent addition and more recommendations. More

Upper Gwinn Calendar for 2008-09

The Upper Gwinn calendar for the 2008-09 academic year is now available. If you have an event you'd like to schedule, call the Conference Services office at 206-281-2187 or email Customer Service Coordinator Ann Gohrick at to check for available dates. You must call to place your date on hold prior to filling out a final application. Dates are held based on the order requests are received.

What Is a Healthy Relationship With Food?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 24-March 1. Seattle-area eating disorder specialists Toni Kohn, M.S., R.D., and Sibel Golden, M.A., L.M.H.C., will be on campus Tuesday, February 26, 7-8 p.m. in the Collegium (SUB) to present and encourage discussion on eating disorders, dieting dangers, and a healthy relationship with food and body. All are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center and the student group, “What Is Normal?" If you have questions or comments, contact Sara Rehberg, eating disorder specialist in the Student Counseling Center, at 206-281-7101 or

TIAA-CREF Representatives on Campus, Mar. 4-6

TIAA-CREF will offer personal, financial counseling sessions on campus March 4-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. TIAA-CREF representatives will help faculty and staff review and develop long-term individual retirement investment strategy, find the right allocation mix, and provide information about TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-732-8353 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. After 3 p.m., call 1-877-209-3142.

Online Personal Health Manager Now Available

Employees and spouses covered by Premera now have access to a “Personal Health Manager" through WebMD. The easy-to-use, online Personal Health Assessment takes only 20-25 minutes to complete. Employees who complete the assessment prior to March 21 will receive $75. Results are immediate and you will receive an evaluation of your health, including an overall "wellness score," information about lifestyle health risks, suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate your lifestyle health risks, and a summary to share with your doctor, if you choose. Individual responses are not shared with SPU. Visit the Human Resources webpage under “WebMD Personal Health Assessment" for logon information. More

Discount for Women's Workout Facility

Curves, a women-only workout facility located three blocks east of campus on Nickerson Street, is offering a corporate discount rate for women faculty and staff. The monthly rate is $34 (instead of the regular price of $44), as well as a sign- up fee of $39 rather than the full price of $149. Curves is a workout designed specifically for women that allows a full-body workout through strength training, aerobics, and flexibility training in a 30-minute circuit. Full continuous training and personal trainers are part of the program. Curves also offers a weight-management program, as well as a full line of workout clothing and nutritional supplements. (Scholarships may be available at Curves. Ask for Jennie at 206-281-7115.) Please be encouraged to stop by, take a look inside, and try it out free for a week. For more information, visit the Human Resources website. More

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures Feb 25-29

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, February 25-29. The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems. SDOT's contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to Nickerson Street and Fourth Avenue North) every 20 to 30 minutes.

Women's and Men's Choir in Concert Feb. 29

On Friday, February 29, the SPU Women's and Men's Choirs will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free. For more information, call 206-281-2411.

Perkins Center Event Series: "Beyond Charity" Forum on Global and Urban Student Involvement

Join the staff of the John Perkins Center for the third forum exploring Christian community development and reconciliation on the SPU campus, in our local community, and around the world. The forum is Thursday, February 28, at 1 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 109.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Sacha is a 9 pound polydactyl. She's the tiniest of my cats and loves racing around the house and finding new places to nap. In this picture she is taking one of those short naps, recovering from her antics." Barb Pyper, adjunct professor, Family and Consumer Sciences. Select the link for a larger photo of Sacha. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

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, February 28. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, March 3.


Davis' Article Published

An article by Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was recently published in the journal La Revue Reformee. The article is titled "La dessein intelligent: une nouvelle critique d'evolution darwinienne."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found online in the SPU white pages.

Lonna Carrier, administrative assistant, Athletics
Erika Daligcon, cross country coach, Athletics
Alden Jones, special assistant to the director of the Center for Brain Research


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in History
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management
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

Accounting Technician II, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Career Counselor (.5), Career Development Center
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Assistant/Contract Coordinator (.2), School of Health Sciences
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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