Monday, April 27, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Registration for Autumn Quarter

Registration for Autumn 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. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, May 11. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 26. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services 206-281-2031 or

Chapel: Being Single

In Tuesday's chapel, Calvin College Associate Professor of Theology Laura Smit talks about being single in God's kingdom. Chapel is April 28 at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Walls Lecture: Professor of Christian Scriptures Robert Wall

In this year's annual Paul T. Walls lecture, Professor of Christian Scriptures Robert Wall continues his study of John Wesley's interpretation of 1 John. Rob is the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies. The lecture is Thursday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. More

Thursday Food for Thought – Mary Kenagy Mitchell

On April 30, Mary Kenagy Mitchell, managing editor of Image journal, reads “The Guest," her short story about what happens when aging ne'er-do-well parents suddenly go straight. Join her at Thursday Food for Thought, a brown-bag lunch event held in the Library Reading Room at 12:30 p.m. A question-and-answer time will follow. This event is sponsored by the SPU Library. More

SBE Dean's Speaker Series: XBOX and Zune Developer J Allard

The next School of Business and Economics (SBE) Dean's Speaker event will feature J Allard, chief experience officer and chief technology officer for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, on Monday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Allard was influential in the development of both the XBOX and the Zune. He has been named to several lists of leaders and notable figures, including the Hollywood Reporter's “Top 35 Entertainment Execs Under 35" and Details' list of “The Most Powerful Men Under 38." He will speak to a group of SBE students, but faculty, staff and other students are also welcome. RSVP to Associate Director for the Center for Applied Learning Mark Oppenlander at 206-281-2942 or

Brass Ensemble Recital

The Brass Ensemble will perform their spring recital on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Lorene E. Dahlberg and E. John Dahlberg Scholarship Endowment

SPU is pleased to announce the establishment of the Lorene E. Dahlberg and E. John Dahlberg Scholarship Endowment. This gift was given by Lorene and John Dahlberg. Lorene graduated from SPU in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in education, with an emphasis in social studies. After earning her master's degree in education from Boise State University in 1979, Lorene enjoyed a long career as an elementary school teacher in the Cascade School District. From 1996 until 2002, she worked as a supervisor of student teachers for Corban College. John was also an educator who worked as a professor of comparative education at Boise State University, retiring in 1988. The Dahlbergs highly value the education that is offered to students attending SPU, and desire to provide this scholarship to undergraduate students preparing to become elementary school teachers.

May Online Open Enrollment: Instructional Sessions

Hear about key changes to our benefits and come to a hands-on demonstration of the online open enrollment system. All benefit selections will be made this year through a new online system. The first part of the instructional sessions will include brief explanations of changes to insurance benefits. The remainder of the session will show you how to make your benefit selections while providing real time, on-site help. You don't have to be prepared to make your selections when you attend. Online open enrollment can be done from your desk, from home (with your spouse looking on), or while attending one of the sessions. Select the link and look for "Can I Get Additional Help Completing Online Open Enrollment?" More

GospelFest 09: A Celebration of African American Heritage

Choirs from around the state come to SPU for a special tribute to gospel music on Saturday, May 2, 7-9 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. The SPU Concert Choir and Gospel Choir will perform. Suggested admission is $5, plus a non-perishable food item for Northwest Harvest. The event is sponsored by SPU, Seattle Public Library, and the McDonald's Corporation. Visit the website for more information. More

Plant Sale on Campus

A plant sale to benefit SPU's Organic Garden will be held in the Science Building lobby on Thursday, May 7, 12-6 p.m. and Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Buy plants for yourself, a friend, or just stop by for a tour of the SPU Greenhouse, located on the third floor of the Science Building. Plants for sale include tomato and pepper plants, assorted herbs, marigolds, zinnias, cosmos, coleus, begonias, and a variety of other outdoor and indoor plants. All proceeds support the SPU Organic Garden, located on the corner of 4th and Dravus, The plant sale is sponsored by SPACE (Seattle Pacific Agriculture for the Community and Environment).

"What Is Christian Zionism?"

The student group Political Union is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Vicar Stephen Sizer on Wednesday, April 29, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. He will talk about "Christian Zionism." Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The Latest on SPU iTunes U: Owen Ewald

“The Myth of Orpheus: Love and Music." For the annual C. May Marston Lecture, Associate Professor of Classics Owen Ewald discusses the myth of Orpheus, who used music to bring back his wife Eurydice from the underworld, only to lose her when he looked back too soon. February 24, 2009. More

Blood Drive on Campus

The Puget Sound Blood Center will have their bloodmobile parked on Third Avenue West near Tiffany Loop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1. You can make an appointment online at, or just stop by the bus at your convenience.

2009 Summer Housing for Student Employees

As you begin to hire students for summer jobs, remember that on-campus summer housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications including location and price are now available in the Office of University Services and must be received by Friday, May 8. Please advise your student employees to complete an application if they are hoping to live on campus during the summer. If you have any questions, contact University Services at 206-281-2188 or

SPU United Way Campaign Ending this Week

The SPU United Way Campaign ends April 30. This is the last full week to join us in making a pledge to support organizations here in King County, and be entered to win a Seahawks autographed football if we raise more money than last year! Pledge any dollar amount online through United Way by 5 p.m. on April 30 and be entered to win. Contact Annual Giving Administrative Assistant Ashley Barrett, 206-281-2131 or if you have any questions. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to give back. Find out more and make your gift online by visiting the website. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Dancing at Lughnasa"

SPU's Theatre Department presents “Dancing at Lughnasa" in the E.E. Bach Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 30–May 2, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on May 2. During the Lughnasa festival in 1936 Ireland, three disturbances threaten to destroy the family relationships between a son, his mother, and his four maiden aunts. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students/seniors and can be purchased at Children under 5 not admitted. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2959.

Annual Benefits Fair May 12

Do you have benefits questions you keep forgetting to ask? Would your spouse like to know more about his or her benefits? Everyone is welcome to attend our annual Benefits Fair on Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. We will have benefits vendors providing all the information you need. Enjoy some snacks, visit with friends, and fill a bag with lots of vendor giveaways! Don't forget, you will also have several opportunities to win cash or other door prizes. Cash door prizes total $400, and the vendors provide gifts too! Also, open enrollment begins May 1-31. The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce that enrollment will be available online this year. Look for all the details in your open Enrollment packet – coming your way through campus mail at the end of this month.

Pacific Northwest Microfinance and Global Poverty Conference

The School of Business and Economics Center for Integrity in Business is hosting and co-sponsoring a first-ever “Pacific Northwest Microfinance and Global Poverty Conference," May 8–9, in Upper Gwinn Commons. Featured speakers include Matt Flannery, founder and CEO of Kiva; Tamara Cook, program officer at the Gates Foundation; Peter Bladin, executive vice president of the Grameen Foundation; and Skip Li ཾ, SPU alumnus and founder of Agros International. Other organizations represented include Global Partnerships and World Vision. The goals of the conference are to deepen knowledge and mobilize action. To register at a special rate of $25 for SPU faculty and staff (which includes dessert on Friday and lunch on Saturday), bring a check to the SBE front desk, on the second floor of McKenna Hall. For more information about the conference, contact John Terrill at the Center for Integrity in Business at or Professor Business Ethics Kenman Wong at or visit the conference website. More

Get in Shape With Help From Exercise Science Students

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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here are a few pictures of our new puppy, Lucky, when he was 3 months old. He's now 4 months old. When we take Lucky for a walk, people often come up and say, ‘You are so lucky to have such a nice dog. What's his name?' The kids enthusiastically say ‘Lucky!' and everyone gets a good laugh! We are definitely blessed to have Lucky. He is a typical puppy – he loves to play, chew, and dig. He is such a sweet dog and we sure love him!" Audrey Kamemoto, assistant to the vice president, Office of Business and Planning. Select the link for more photos of Lucky. 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 30, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, May 4.


Mezulis, Students Present at National Conference

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis, national colleagues, and doctoral students recently presented three papers at the Society for Research in Child Development Convention in Denver. The titles of the presentations were “Do Cognitive Diatheses Mediate or Moderate the Relationship Between Stress and Depression in Early Adolescence?"; “Predicting Depression in the Transition to Adolescence: Gender Differences in the Cognitive Vulnerability-Stress Model"; and “Testing a Socialization Model of Rumination: Maternal Feedback and Gender Role Identity as Predictors of the Gender Difference in Rumination in Adolescence."

McKenna Publishes Paper on Pastoral Effectiveness

The Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology is pleased to announce that Rob McKenna, chair of industrial/organizational psychology, and Katrina Eckard, a doctoral student in the I/O program, had their article titled "Pastoral Effectiveness: To Measure or Not to Measure" published in Pastoral Psychology. The paper highlights their research on pastoral perceptions of effectiveness in their jobs, and offers tips for pastors seeking to get more intentional about understanding their effectiveness.

Ward Presents at National Conference

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, made two presentations at the conference for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers held in Chicago, April 13–16. The first presentation, titled “Let's Get Organized: Helping You Get a Grip on Chaos," provided insights on becoming more effective through managing time and developing organizational skills. The second session was requested as a follow-up to the 2008 presentation on “Forecasting Enrollment: Using Historical Trends to Project Enrollment."

Marshall's Paper Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Margaret Marshall recently co-authored a paper titled “An Examination of Religious Priming and Intrinsic Religious Motivation in the Moral Hypocrisy Paradigm." The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Margaret would like to proudly recognize the lead author, alumnus and psychology graduate Tom Carpenter '08. This paper was based on his senior honors thesis research, for which he received the Wesley Lingren award.

Ferreiro Guest Speaker at Local Parish

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro was guest speaker at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington, Washington, on April 19. He gave a four-hour survey of the church from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council. His talk was part of a three-year catechist certification program for 20 catechists, and is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Welcome, Andrew

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Andrew Spencer, a new transportation worker in Facility Management. Contact information can be found in the SPU White Pages.


Eaton, Van Duzer in the News

President Philip Eaton and School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer were quoted in a news story on on April 27 about SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast. The story covered the keynote address by Robert Shiller, and included remarks by Eaton and Van Duzer. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

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
Coordinator of Administration for Camp Casey, University Services
Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Athletics
Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Mental Health Counselor, Interim (.8), Student Counseling Center
Micro Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Systems
Office Manager/Event Planner, School of Business and Economics
Technical Accountant, Finance

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

Volume #36, Issue #17 | Published by: University Communications

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