Monday, April 6, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Library Hosts SPU-Author Readings

Don't miss “Thursday Food for Thought," brought to you by the SPU Library. Bring your lunch to the Library Reading Room on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and hear SPU authors share from their latest works. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies of books will be available for purchase. Mark these dates on your calendar!

April 16: Jeff Keuss; "Cinema Divinite: Religion, Theology, and the Bible in Film"

April 23: Les and Leslie Parrott; "Trading Places"

April 30: Mary Kenagy Mitchell; “The Guest"

May 7: Katie Kresser; “Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art"

May 14: Rob Wall; “Patterns for Ministry: The Book of Acts for Today"

May 21: Tammy Van Dyken; “Singing the Gospel"

SPU's United Way Campaign

SPU kicked off its United Way campaign on April 1. This year United Way is focusing on two key areas: ending homelessness and helping kids succeed in school. If SPU raises more money during the month of April than last year for United Way, online donors will be eligible to win a Seahawks autographed football! An email about the campaign was sent previously from Mícheál Roe and John Glancy, and included instructions on how to log in and make your gift online. If you need further information, or need the instructions to be resent, contact Annual Giving Administrative Assistant Ashley Barrett at 206-281-2131 or More

John Perkins in Chapel

John Perkins, co-founder of SPU's John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development, will speak in chapel on Tuesday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His talk is titled “The Gospel, Mission, and the Church." John is here as part of the Perkins Lecture Series.

Sharpen Ministry Forum: Brokenness and Hope

Dr. Dan Allender, president and professor of counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School, will speak at the Sharpen Ministry Forum on Thursday, April 9, at 12:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 at 1 p.m. Allender will speak on the theme of "Brokenness and Hope in Relationship," and look at the questions: How do we as Christians deal with relationships broken by abuse or other pain? What does it mean to be hopeful in the face of such hurt? What does the process of healing look like? This forum is sponsored by the Office of University Ministries and the Sharpen Ministry.

Nursing Students Report on Trip to Vietnam

Ten senior nursing students who just returned from a five-week trip to Vietnam will talk about their experiences on Thursday, April 9, 12-1 p.m. in Beegle Hall, room 201. Under the guidance of School of Health Sciences professors, students spent time in a pediatric hospital and cared for children and families in their homes and in rural clinics. Learn more about this annual School of Health Sciences program at the study abroad website. More

Good Friday Service

University Ministries and the Center for Worship will conduct a Good Friday Service on April 10, at 12:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist church. Assistant Director of the Center for Worship Bob Zurinsky will deliver the homily.

SPU Closes at Noon on Good Friday

SPU offices will close at noon on Good Friday, April 10.

Senior Art Majors Exhibit

SPU's Art Center Gallery is currently exhibiting the work of senior art majors Matthew Naylor, Blaze Robertson, and Moorea Seal. Meet the artists on Friday, April 10, at noon in the gallery. More

Social Venture Plan Competition April 15

For the third year, the School of Business and Economics is hosting a “Social Venture Plan Competition." Student teams design nonprofit organizations to help solve social problems. The competition takes place Wednesday, April 15, 3-6 p.m., in Weter Hall and Martin Square. Prizes of $2,500, $1,000, and $500 will be awarded. Visit the website for more information. More

Get in Shape With Help From Exercise Science Students

Exercise Science students are looking for guinea pigs ... no, only kidding. If you have ever wanted to start an exercise program, but aren't really sure where to start, now is your chance. Exercise science students will be available on a limited basis to help you design a program that is just right for you. If you are interested, stop by the Physical Education and Exercise Science Office in Brougham Pavilion and sign up.

Women's Tuesday Brownbag Bible Reading: John

Join us in the Lower Weter conference room on Tuesdays at noon as we become anagnostae for an hour and take turns reading Scripture aloud. This Tuesday, April 3, we're starting John. We usually begin reading about 12:10 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch, and we have plenty of Bibles so you don't need to bring one. If you have questions, call or email Kathy Henning in University Communications at 206-281-2329.

Welcome Prospective Students and Families on SPU Visit Days

Every Friday in April is an “SPU Friday," which is a one-day visit for prospective students and their families. The day includes a campus tour, classroom visits, student/faculty panel, financial aid and admissions information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons. Be sure to look for these students on Fridays and say “hi."

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

WebMD: Don't Pass Up Your $75 Reward!

April 30 will be the final day for Premera-covered employees to complete the WebMD Personal Health Assessment - HealthQuotient to receive a reward of $75. The more specific your answers, the more accurate your wellness score. If you have a preventive exam or routine physical scheduled, consider requesting your blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, components of cholesterol (HDL and LDL) and body mass index (BMI) for the most accurate wellness score. Encourage your Premera-covered spouse to complete the assessment. To see what this is all about, visit the Human Resources webpage and select "Wellness Program through WebMD" for information. Your individual responses are not shared with SPU. More

Staff Member of the Year Nominations Are Now Open

Do you know a co-worker who engages the SPU vision? Someone who exemplifies a grace-filled attitude, displays competence on the job, and models Christian character? If so, please take a few minutes and submit your nominee for consideration. There are two categories for nominations – one for non-exempt staff (the Oral V. Hemry Award), and one for exempt staff. The staff members ultimately selected will each receive a $1,000 honorarium from the University, and be honored at the President's Spring Forum on Tuesday, May 5, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The online nomination form takes only a few minutes. The SPU Staff Council will do all the necessary follow up. The deadline for nominations is April 14. To nominate a coworker for this year's Staff Member of the Year awards, complete the online nomination form online. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2009–10 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student (or students) for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 24, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

The Latest on SPU iTunes: Content-Capture Technologies: Camtasia Relay

Content-Capture Technologies: Camtasia Relay. Instructional Technology Services Director David Wicks explains how to use Camtasia Relay to create podcasts or webcasts. March 24, 2009.

Content-Capture Technologies: Camtasia Relay Instructor Tips. Professor of Education Andrew Lumpe explains how he uses Camtasia Relay, including how he plans a content capture. March 24, 2009. More

Food Drive Continues

Because our neighbors in the Queen Anne, Ballard, and Magnolia neighborhoods are still in need, and as more jobs are lost and the Ballard food bank reserves continue to be low, the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department invites 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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Jasmine, my 16-year-old friend. She sleeps a lot, but is still quite animated when she is in the mood. She loves to sit in my lap, and those of people that she likes. (She is kind of picky, though)." Matt Okun, adjunct professor in the School of Education. Select the link for another photo of Jasmine. 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, April 9, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 13.


Vogt Presents Paper

Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt presented a paper titled “Ruins as a Metaphor of Time: Christian Neo-Stoicism in Sonnets of Quevedo, Góngora and Lope de Vega" at the 19th annual meeting of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association at Point Loma Nazarene University. The paper examined a spectrum of verbal emblems employed from antiquity to the Golden Age, and how the perspective of these Christian poets' other compositions opened the dead end of pagan stoicism through the hope of Christ.

Wicks, Lumpe Make Presentation

A presentation titled “Lecture Capture Technology: One size does not fit all" by Director of Technology Instructional Services David Wicks and Professor of Education Andrew Lumpe is featured on the International Symposium Emerging Technology Applications conference website. David and Andrew will make the presentation in June in San Francisco. More

Meissner Receives “Recognition of Merit"

Whitney Meissner, who graduated last year from SPU with a doctorate in education and has been a teaching adjunct for the School of Education's graduate programs, received the “Recognition of Merit" from the prestigious Phi Delta Kappan educational organization. The recognition signifies that her 2008 dissertation was rated very highly by members of a national "blind" review panel. Information about her dissertation is to be included in the June 2009 issue of Phi Delta Kappan, an international education journal. Her dissertation addressed “Teacher Perception, Lesson Study and Science Achievement." Professor of Counselor Education Christopher Sink was chair of Whitney's dissertation committee. Whitney is principal of Chimacum High School on the Olympic Peninsula.


Joyce Chapman, wife of former Professor of Theater Jim Chapman, Passes Away

“It is with great sadness that I inform you that Joyce Chapman passed away on Wednesday, March 25. Joyce participated in the establishment of the SPU theatre program with her late husband, Jim Chapman. She regularly attended our Mainstage productions, and particularly enjoyed our annual SPAM Awards. Last year at the 20th anniversary of SPAM, Joyce was presented with a special recognition as the matriarch of the program and was thanked for her strong support of the students engaged in the pursuit of theatre training. Joyce will be greatly missed. A memorial service was held April 4 at the Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the James and Joyce Chapman Theatre Scholarship Fund at SPU." Don Yanik, professor of theatre.


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

Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Micro Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Systems
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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