Monday, September 29, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Welcome to the Fac/Staff Bulletin

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is the weekly, internal newsletter for SPU faculty and staff. All faculty and staff receive the Bulletin, and most items are submitted by its readers. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information to the Bulletin at, or by selecting “Submit Bulletin Items" from the Bulletin itself. The Bulletin is published on Mondays, and the deadline to submit information is Thursdays. The editor is Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager in University Communications. The bulletin is divided into six main sections.

Announcements highlight the major news and events on campus. Only events related to SPU will be accepted. All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information, including department news, academic deadlines, campus events, and guest speakers. Digital photos and graphics are especially welcome. When possible, event information will be published in the bulletin two weeks prior to the event. Remember to plan ahead when submitting information.

Faculty and Staff News is for professional news related to your position at SPU or in higher education. Items of interest are conferences attended, book or articles written or published, presentations made, awards received, research completed, or a new title or position. Please don't be shy! We especially would like more professional news from SPU staff.

SPU in the News lists most of the print or broadcast media appearances by faculty and staff. If you've been used as a resource for a reporter, please let us know by submitting it to the Bulletin.

Milestones is for personal news of interest to the SPU community, including births, adoptions, marriages, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, awards, and athletic accomplishments. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!). Digital photos are always welcome!

Pet Photo of the Week features pet photos submitted by faculty and staff. You are encouraged to send photos of your pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at If your pet has already been featured, you are welcome to submit another picture and story. Preference will be given to those pets not yet featured in the Bulletin.

Current Job Openings lists the most current information on open faculty and staff positions at SPU.

Finally, be sure to visit the SPU Classifieds for items to sell or buy, ridesharing, apartments or rooms for rent, lost and found, and volunteer opportunities. The SPU Classifieds can be accessed from the SPU home page under “Online Services."

Medina Lectures on “Parenting With the Brain in Mind"

SPU Director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research John Medina will give two lectures about early childhood development and learning as part of University Presbyterian Church's "Parents Learning Together" series. The lectures are October 15 and October 22 at University Presbyterian Church, located at 4540 15th Avenue NE, 7-8:30 p.m. His lectures will focus on what parents should know about their children's development and learning. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and the author of Brain Rules.

Stationery Orders Between October 9-17

If you plan to order stationery during early October, note that owners of Vision Press, the printing company responsible for SPU stationery products, will be on vacation from Thursday, October 9, to Friday, October 17. If you place an order that's processed on Tuesday, September 30, be prepared to give a quick approval to the proofs faxed to you on Tuesday, September 30. Those orders will be delivered Wednesday, October 8. Orders processed on Tuesday, October 7, and approved by noon on Wednesday, October 8, will be delivered Monday, October 20. Orders placed by Tuesday, October 14, will be processed and delivered with the orders processed Tuesday, October 21.

Important Academic Deadlines

Increasing Class Enrollment Ends Friday, October 3. If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Coordinator Tiffany Shelton at or 206–281–2635 in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 3, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last Day to Add/Drop Classes is Friday, October 3. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.

Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, located in Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 10.

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students during the first five days of Autumn Quarter on a first-come, first-served basis. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Autumn Quarter scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Faculty or staff who work with students in these situations are welcome to encourage them to drop in for a brief meeting. Drop-ins will take place Monday, September 29–Friday, October 3. Drop-in hours are Monday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling offices in Demaray Hall 120.

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.)

Send in Your Pet Photos!

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 of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the photo, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Those with several pets may submit individual photos. Everyone is welcome to resubmit a new pet photo if their pet has been previously featured.

Camp Casey Winter/Spring Requests Due October 1

Two officers' houses at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island are available between February 1 through June 15, 2009, for the personal use of regular full-time faculty and staff members. The houses include Faculty House East and West. The deadline for this scheduling period is October 1.

Policies and Procedures
1. Full-time, regular faculty and staff are eligible for a weekend stay. Additional uses may be requested, based on availability.
2. A non-refundable booking fee of $35 is required to confirm your reservation. 3. Only personal, vacation use of the houses is allowed under this courtesy benefit. The full-time faculty or staff person or his/her spouse must be present with the party using the house at Camp Casey.

There are other facilities at Camp Casey that may be reserved for personal use by SPU faculty and staff: These include the Firehall, Alumni West, and the Fort Casey Inn. Call the Camp Casey office to learn more about these opportunities at 866-661-6604 (toll-free). For more information or for further clarification of the policy, call toll-free at 866-661-6604 or email Camp Casey Office Assistant Pauline Ornburn at Submit your request online by October 1. More

Discount Sacred Sounds Tickets Until Oct. 1

Be sure to get your group and individual tickets to The Sacred Sounds of Christmas before October 1, when those discounts will no longer be available. Performances are Sunday, November 30, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Through September 30, 10 or more tickets are only $12 each, with no Ticketmaster surcharge; and individual tickets are $15. Beginning October 1, tickets are $17 and $20, available only through Ticketmaster; no group discounts are available. To order group tickets, contact External Relations Program Manager Bobbie Taylor at x2723 or To purchase individual tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS or More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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 2. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 6.


Family and Consumer Science Faculty Updates

Two new textbooks were written by Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) faculty this year. Associate Professor Gaile Moe is a coauthor of the nutrition textbook Wardlaw's Perspectives in Nutrition, 8th ed, McGraw Hill, 2009. The author team consists of Gaile; Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Ph.D, RD, Rutgers University; Donna Beshgetoor Ph.D, San Diego State University; and Jacqueline Berning, Ph.D, RD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The textbook will be available October 2008. Professor Sharleen Kato's textbook, Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences: Careers Serving Individuals, Families, and Communities, Goodheart-Willcox, was released earlier this year. Three FCS faculty contributed chapters to the juried e-book released this summer, Global Sustainable Development: A Challenge for Consumer Citizens (2008). Instructor Beth Miller contributed the chapter titled "The Porters Go Green (A Case Study for Deep Green Design)." Associate Professor Jaeil Lee and Yoon-Jung Lee contributed the chapter titled "Weaving a Global Sustainability Theme Into Undergraduate Curriculum of Textiles and Clothing." Professor Sharleen Kato and Rebecca Luke contributed the chapter "Looking Fabulous and Living Well: A Sustainability Challenge for Family and Consumer Science Educators and Consumer Citizens."

Overstreet's Book on Film and Faith Praised in Good News Magazine

A year and a half after its release, University Communication specialist Jeffrey Overstreet's book Through a Screen Darkly received some more praise — this time in Good News magazine. Reviewer Steve Beard calls the book “a triumph," and says it “gives startling credibility to the notion of engaging, discerning, nuanced, and winsome analysis of cinema." More

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 through the online SPU White Pages.

Heather Carlson, program coordinator for Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Jessica Hustad, program coordinator-clinical psychology, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Janelle Jenson, program coordinator-psychology, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Dave Stalsbroten, assistant rowing coach, Athletics
Eric Trulson, student loan coordinator, Student Financial Services
Catherine Wolff, assistant rowing coach, Athletics


Downing on KIRO-TV News

Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing was interviewed by KIRO-TV on September 24 following President Bush's address to the nation about the financial crisis. The story aired on the 11 p.m. newscast.

Nagy Quoted in Education World

Professor of Education William Nagy was quoted in Education World, an online resource for teachers. He is quoted in the article “The Hidden Side of Strategic Vocabulary Instruction." More

Davis on KOMO-AM

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed by KOMO radio (AM 1000) on September 24 about politics and the economy.


Faculty Positions

School of Health Sciences positions
Dean, School of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Two positions)
Associate Dean for the School of Theology Graduate Program
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 (.5), Physical Education and Exercise Science, College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Administrative Assistant and Data Management Assistant (.8), Information and Data Management
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (Interim), Athletics
Athletic Director, Athletics
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Coordinator, Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Lead Maintenance Painter, Building Maintenance
Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Manager, Conference Services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Office Manager, Academic Affairs
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Central 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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