Monday, March 9, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner Delivers Chapel Address and Palmer Lecture

The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto, is this year's Alfred S. Palmer lecturer. He will speak in chapel on Tuesday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church on the topic “The Church's Witness of Reconciliation in the 21st Century." At 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons, Professor Radner will give the annual Palmer lecture. He will discuss how long-standing divisions among Christians appear to contradict the Scriptures' claim that "the Church in One" in a lecture titled “Is Christ Divided?: Locating the Possibility of the True Church." More

Women's Basketball Hosts Regional Championships This Weekend

The women's basketball team is the No. 1 seed in the West Region and will host the regional championship tournament March 13-16 in Brougham Pavilion. Tip-off for the Falcons will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Tickets are $5 for all general admission youth, students, and SPU faculty and staff; $8 for adults; and $12 for reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased from the Athletics Office (Upper Brougham) March 9-12 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning an hour before the first game on game days. Visit the Falcons website for the full tournament schedule and additional information. More

Iraqi Refugees Tell Their Story. Special Event on Campus

Millions of Iraqis are displaced from their homes, struggling to find shelter and community, but we hear very little about their plights, even though some of these refugees live right in our city. The Iraqi Voices Project seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties faced by our Iraqi neighbors, to educate the public about the Iraqi refugee crisis, and discover ways that we, as a community and as individuals, can become involved in supporting the resettlement process here in Seattle. On Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in Demaray 150, two female Iraqi refugees will tell their moving stories. Come and find out how you can help. The event is spearheaded by Associate Professor of English Kimberly Segall, SPU student interns Lauren Patty and Emily Yelencich, and sponsored by a Lilly Serve grant, the Department of English, and International Justice Mission and Amnesty International, two cadres on campus.

Fremont Bridge Closed March 15

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews will close the Fremont Bridge to all traffic, vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, on Sunday, March 15, from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., in time for the St. Patrick's Day Dash. During the repair work, SDOT will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bridge crews will repair a damaged center lock, the device that keeps the two leaves of the bridge firmly fastened down when it is not opening for marine traffic.

Sodexo's “Food Trends Expo" March 13

Sodexo will host a “Food Trends Expo" at SPU on Friday, March 13, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in Gwinn Commons. More than 20 chefs will prepare 70 unique menu items. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend and vote for their favorites. The most popular dishes will be included in Sodexo's Fall 2009 dining menus in the more than 600 campuses it serves. Celebrity Chef Mai Pham, author of Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table and The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking and the upcoming Flavors of Asia will be signing copies of her cookbook. Participants can also enter to win one of 25 signed copies of Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table.

Choirs in Concert March 13

The Chamber Singers and Concert Choir present their winter concert on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Know Your Numbers! Prepare for the WebMD Health Assessment

Do you know your numbers? They are your blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, components of cholesterol (HDL and LDL), and body mass index (BMI). Don't guess – know! If you don't have this information handy, consider obtaining it in preparation for the WebMD Personal Health Assessment: Health Quotient coming April 1 through April 30. Your numbers will provide the most accurate snapshot of your wellness score. These tests are covered along with your preventive office visit through our Premera plan. Premera-covered employees and their covered spouses already have access to the many resources of WebMD. Keep in mind that though you have access to the WebMD Health Quotient test now, a reward will be available to employees who complete it April 1–30. Reward information will be forthcoming, so stay tuned! Visit the Human Resources website under “Wellness Program through WebMD" for information. Your individual responses are not shared with SPU. More

Welcome, Mie University Students

A.C.E. Language Institute, located on the SPU campus, welcomes 15 students from Mie University in Japan. The students are here on a five-week integrated program that receives communication class support from SPU's master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages (M.A.-TESOL) student volunteers. The students are here until March 20.

"Becoming Soul Mates" Marriage Seminar With Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and his wife and marriage family therapist, Leslie Parrott, are two of America's leading relationship experts. Together they co-founded SPU's Center for Relationship Development. They will be hosting their popular “Becoming Soul Mates" seminar on Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This fun seminar is for relationships of any age or any stage: newlyweds, dating couples, engaged couples, and those who have been married for decades. The price is $125 for couples, and includes lunch and a Parrott book. (Scholarships are available.) For more information, call 206-281-ALUM or visit the website. More

Friends of the Library Inaugural Event March 25

Dr. Harry Bruce, dean and professor of the Information School at the University of Washington, will help kick-off the SPU Library's new endowment program called “Friends of the Library" on Wednesday, March 25, noon-1:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Bruce will present current thinking about the future of academic libraries. He will be joined by University Librarian Bryce Nelson. Faculty and staff may join the Friends of the Library and attend this inaugural event. RSVP by calling 206-281-2413 or email Administrative Assistant Robin Maass at

The Latest on SPU iTunes U: Ash Wednesday Service

Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele presents the historical and theological background of Ash Wednesday and ways in which the season of Lent engages people today. February 25, 2009. (16:06) More

Food Drive Continues

“Thank you for your generous contributions to the Ballard Food Bank throughout the holiday season! Because our neighbors in the Queen Anne, Ballard, and Magnolia neighborhoods are still in need, as more jobs are lost and food bank reserves continue to be low, the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department invite you to participate in a monthly food donation drive. Donations of nonperishable food items and cash and checks will be collected in the FCS office (located in Peterson Hall), and delivered to the Ballard Food Bank at the end of each month. As each month comes to a close, remember your neighbors who are struggling to meet this very basic need." The Family and Consumer Science Department.

We Need Pet Photos!

Show off your pet by submitting photos to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send two 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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Sam joined our family 2 1/2 years ago when Jeff and I decided it was time for our kids to have a real pet (no more goldfish or frogs). Sam is a golden retriever who loves people and other dogs. One of our favorite family outings is taking Sam to the Marymoor Dog Park, where the entertainment is endless. Greetings from Sam typically include a low growl with his whole body in motion because he's so happy to see you. Sam is also my running buddy, although most of the time I'm trying to keep up with him." Marilyn Hancock, administrative assistant, Humanities. Select the link for a larger photo of Sam. 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, March 12, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 16.


Pope-Levison's Article Published

Professor of Theological Studies Priscilla Pope-Levison's article titled "A 'Thirty Year War' and More: Exposing Complexities in the Methodist Deaconess Movement" was published in Methodist History 47:2 (January, 2009): 101-16. For this essay, Pope-Levison received the Women's History Research Writing Award from the General Commission of History and Archives of the United Methodist Church.


Faculty Positions

Dean, School of Education
School of Health Sciences positions

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

Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Program Coordinator, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

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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