Monday, September 14, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Flu Shots Available for Faculty, Staff

Seasonal flu shots will be available for faculty and staff on Monday, September 21, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Health Services, located in Watson Hall. This is not the H1N1 flu shot. The cost for the seasonal flu shot is $18. More information will be coming soon.

CDC Changes Name

From Director Jacqui-Smith Bates: “The Career Development Center (CDC) has officially changed its name to the Center for Career and Calling. Why the switch? After working with the Lilly SERVE project for the past several years, we have altered many of our programs and the classes we teach to assist students with finding a sense of vocational calling (God's calling for purposeful and meaningful work/service), rather than simply finding an internship or job after graduation. We still teach all the necessary skills for internship and job finding, but have added a strong emphasis on vocational discernment as the starting point for career, including a vocational discernment retreat for juniors in November. Here's our revised website." More

Preventive-Care Screenings Covered 100 Percent

From the Office of Human Resources: “Preventive screenings obtained in-network are covered at 100 percent – no deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance are required. The following screenings are covered: musculoskeletal disorder (osteoporosis bone density study); metabolic, nutrition, and endocrine (glucose/blood sugar) testing; anemia (iron deficiency/hemoglobin); heart and vascular disease (cardiovascular lipid panel and hypertension lipoprotein); cholesterol; cancer screening (colorectal occult blood, cervical, PAP smear and human papillomavirus-HPV); and prostate specific antigen (PSA). Don't forget – you have $750 per calendar year for your preventive annual physical and immunizations. Here's to your health!"

Discounted Tickets Now Available for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert on Monday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., in Benaroya Hall. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music. Through September 30, individual tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate of $15 (an $8 fee per transaction applies), and 10 or more tickets are only $12 (with no transaction fee!). To purchase individual tickets (fewer than 10), call 206-215-4747. To purchase 10 or more tickets, call 206-215-4818. You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle. Beginning October 1, tickets will be $17 and $20. More

SPU Continuing Education Analysis Available

The continuing education analysis is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. The analysis is located in the “End of Year Trends" menu. If you have comments or questions about this information, contact Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, at or 206-281-2701. More

Sodexo Name Change. Please Update Your Website.

SPU's food services provider, Sodexo, updated the spelling of its same from Sodexho to Sodexo. Many of the old spellings of Sodexo were corrected recently. However, if you are responsible for a departmental website and have referenced Sodexo anywhere on it or in a PDF, please verify that the site's usage of the food-services provider is now correct.

Lynnwood Vanpool Riders Wanted

Seats are available in a vanpool from Lynnwood to SPU. The current riders are faculty or staff. Contact Budget and Accounting Analyst Chris Cope at for more information.

Stationery Provider on Vacation

Vision Press, SPU's stationery provider, will be on vacation from September 23 to September 30. Orders placed by September 15 will be delivered October 1. Orders placed by September 29 will be delivered October 9. If you have any questions, contact Hope McPherson, online communications specialist, at 206-281-2552.

Tell Us a Story

Know a good story about SPU faculty, staff, students, or alumni? Submit story ideas about academic research, global engagement, interesting careers, etc. to

Swedish Ballard Emergency Room Physicians In-Network

Swedish Medical Center-Ballard emergency room physicians have signed an agreement to rejoin the Premera Blue Cross provider network, effective August 1. This means that emergency room services performed by a doctor at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard will now be considered in-network. These doctors have agreed to accept the contracted amount determined by Premera, and will no longer be "balance billing" the difference between what they charge, and what they receive from the SPU plan. The amounts they receive from the SPU plan are Premera's payments directly to the provider and your payment for any eligible deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. Please be aware, however, that Swedish Emergency Physicians who work on First Hill remain out-of-network. Premera continues to work on a plan to bring Swedish First Hill back into the network. If you have questions, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676.

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.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication September 21

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume weekly publication on September 21. 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, September 17. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 21.


Denton's Article Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that doctoral student and adjunct instructor David Denton is the author of an article recently accepted for publication in the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory. The article is titled "Reflection and Learning: Characteristics, Obstacles, and Implications." David's dissertation topic is reflective assessment and its effects on achievement, and his supervisor is Professor of Education Art Ellis.

Ewald's Article Published

Owen Ewald, Marston professor of classics, has published “Using Latin in diagnoses: a guide for the perplexed" in the online journal, North American Fungi. This article helps mycologists (fungi scientists) describe newly discovered species of fungi in correct and elegant Latin, as required by international agreements.

Ediger's Book Review Published

Associate Professor Ruth Ediger's book review of Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues by Anne Kelleher and Laura Klein was published in the July-September issue of the Journal of Political Science Education. This journal is the official publication sponsored by the Political Science Education section of the American Political Science Association.

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 is available through the online SPU White Pages.
Kelly Head, interim theology librarian, University Library
Danae Horst, student loan coordinator, Student Financial Services
Kari Husby, access services technician, University Library
Stefani Shaffer, mental health counselor, Student Counseling Center
Emily Zeimet, mental health counselor, Student Counseling Center


Lustyk Quoted in Parent Map Magazine

Professor of Psychology Kathleen Lustyk was quoted in the September issue of Parent Map magazine about young girls and body image. More


Faculty, Staff, Alums Participate in Hood to Coast Relay Race

Posting a time good enough for 141st out of 1,004 finishers—in the top 15 percent—three SPU staff and three SPU alums constituted, with six other family and friends, the “Red Carpet Warriors" entry in the 28th running of the 197-mile Hood to Coast Relay Race, August 28-29. Jerry Finch (Institutional Research), Kari Husby (Library), and Bill Woodward (History), each ran about 16 miles over the 25.5 hours it took to cover the course from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood via downtown Portland to Seaside, Oregon. Alumni runners included Sarah (Frutchey) Woodward '00, Geoff Grosenbach '99, and Jason Odem '96. Also on the team was Wayne Pumphrey, a former director of the "Unlimited" band. See photos of the agony, including Jerry's rain-drenched runs, by going to the website and entering bib number 302. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Assistant Professor, Political Science
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 to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations

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 #30 | Published by: University Communications

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