Monday, August 3, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


iTunes U. 2009 SPU Commencement Address

The 2009 SPU Commencement exercises held June 13 are now available on iTunes U in both audio and video downloads. More

Making Conscious Choices About Your Health? Earn $150!

Earn 50 points for each remaining quarter: 7/1–9/30, 10/1–12/31, 1/1–3/31 by logging in to your WebMD Personal Health Manager and earning rewards. When you reach 50 points, you earn $50 toward your healthcare flexible spending account for plan year 2010–11. Within the WebMD Personal Health Manager, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn what you can do to earn points on the website. Additionally, you may certify that you have completed a myriad of other activities that carry various point values. This is not exhaustive, so feel free to create your own activities and determine appropriate points values using this list as a guide. Start earning now for your health! More

SFS Office Closing Early on August 5

Student Financial Services will close at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, for their annual summer office retreat. The office will re-open on Thursday, August 6. If you have any questions, call 206-281-2061.

Perkins Center Lunchtime Speaker Series

You're invited to join the John Perkins Center for a “Summer Speakers Lunchtime Series" in August. The series will run every other Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in SUB 207. Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided. The series includes conversations with local leaders in reconciliation and community development. Attendance is limited to 20 people, so reserve your spot by emailing Owen Sallee, coordinator for global and urban involvement, at series includes:

Wednesday, August 5. Patricia Talton, Northwest Leadership Foundation. The Northwest Leadership Foundation is a faith-based intermediary that moves individuals and organizations from good intentions to effective outcomes.

Wednesday, August 19. Brent Christie, Jubilee Reach Center. The center provides educational, emotional, and spiritual enrichment to underserved youth in Bellevue's Lake Hills community.

Pura Vida Extends Summer Hours

Pura Vida in Weter Hall is now open 7:30–11 a.m., Monday–Friday. Stop by for your morning espresso and a pastry to get the day started right!

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Hiatus

The “Pet Photo of the Week" is taking a summer hiatus and will resume in October. A big thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories. Feel free to submit again Autumn Quarter. Have a great summer with your wonderful pets!

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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 August 13. The next Bulletin will be published August 17.


Lee's Book Published

The textbook Technical Sourcebook for Designers, co-authored by Associate Professor of Textiles and Clothing Jaeil Lee and ExOfficio technical designer Camille Steen, has been published by Fairchild Publication (a division of Condé Nast) and the foremost publisher in the clothing and textiles field. Jaeil reports that it's currently the only textbook dedicated to the technical design of apparel products. More information about the book can be found online. More

Keuss' Article Published

Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss published an article titled “The Beatific Quest as Faith Formation in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia: Direction, Release, and Integration" in the recent Aesthetics Issue of The Other Journal: Journal of Theology and Culture (issue #15, ISSN 1933-7957). The article reflects on Lewis' use of the Grail quest genre as exemplified in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur as a typology for deep faith exploration that takes seriously both personal introspection and poetic imagination. The article is available online. More

Surdyk Presents Paper

Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Surdyk presented her paper titled "Teaching Managers to Appreciate Economists Using an Applied Approach" at the Western Economic Association International annual conference in early July in Vancouver, B.C.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Josh Kanehen, microsystems analyst, in Computer and Information Services; and Rosanna Woods, Student Financial Services representative.


Hanson Quoted in Seattle Times

Professor of Music Eric Hanson was quoted in a July 17 story in The Seattle Times about the Northwest Mahler Festival's recent performance of the “Tragic Symphony." More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

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

Access Services Technician, University Library
Administrative Assistant, School of Theology
Coordinator, Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst/Systems Administrator for 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

Volume #36, Issue #27 | Published by: University Communications

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