Monday, October 12, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel on Tuesday: Mark's Gospel With Rev. Harvey Drake Jr.

The weekly chapel service on Tuesday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist church features Rev. Harvey Drake Jr., senior pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship and president of Urban Impact.

Thursday Food for Thought: Robert Clark

"Thursday Food for Thought," sponsored by the SPU Library, is a series of events featuring faculty and staff authors reading from their work. The readings take place Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. A question-and-answer time follows each reading. Audience members are encouraged to eat their lunch while they listen. The Autumn Quarter “Thursday Food for Thought" begins October 15 with Robert Clark. An instructor in SPU's MFA in Creative Writing program, Clark will read from his acclaimed new book Dark Water: Art, Disaster, and Redemption in Florence. In the book, this local author chronicles the 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, via both history and personal memoir. In exploring the international efforts of art lovers to save the Renaissance art threatened by the rising waters, Clark also examines how and why we value art both aesthetically and spiritually. Clark is also the author of three other books of nonfiction and four novels, including Lives of the Artists, Love Among the Ruins, Mr. White's Confession (which won the Edgar Award), and In the Deep Midwinter. A memoir, My Grandfather's House: A Geneology of Doubt and Faith, was published in 1999. He is a Guggenheim Fellow working on a collection of essays on art and belief. To see the complete list of speakers, visit the website. More

The Latest From the Perkins Center

The Autumn Perkins Perspective e-newsletter features “The Burden of Blackness" by Dr. Curtis Evans, the story of D.A.D.S. and how they are making a difference for families, and the connection between SPU student programs and Michael Jackson. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to SBE Dean's Speaker Event

The School of Business and Economics Dean's Speaker series begins Monday, October 26, with Craig Nakagawa, co-founder, CFO and director of Social Business for Village Reach. Faculty, staff, and students are invited. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. A brief bio for Nakagawa can be found on the Village Reach website. More

S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Dollars With Faculty, Staff Discounts

We all need to find ways to make our money stretch further. Product and service discounts available to staff and faculty can be found on the Human Resources website. Don't miss these new discounts: Entertainment Books for only $15, Costco memberships with $10 or $20 cash cards, and $100 VISA cash cards for select services. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Donate to Date Auction 2009

Date Auction is an annual event put together by the Student Union Board (STUB) to raise money by auctioning entertaining packages for students to experience with friends. This year's Date Auction is Friday, October 30, with all proceeds being donated to SPRINT as well as to Village Volunteers, a local nonprofit that works in partnership with rural villages in Kenya, India, Ghana, and Nepal to promote self-sufficiency in villages by providing economic and educational opportunities for young girls. STUB would like to invite faculty and staff to donate desserts for the Dessert Auction portion of the event, or to donate any items of interest to the packages. Donations could be extra tickets to sports or theatre events. A great example of a package donation is one by Associate Vice President of Student Life Jeff Jordan, who has donated an incredible Superbowl Party at his home! If you have any questions, or if you would like to make a donation, contact David Lippold or Liz Shimaura by Friday, October 23.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Looking for Volunteers

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a collective effort of volunteers, eating disorder professionals, health care providers, educators, social workers, and students committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders, and the need for early intervention and treatment. If you are interested in helping plan events for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 22–26, 2010), join us for our first planning meeting on Thursday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at the Student Counseling Center. For more information, contact Eating Disorder Specialist Sara Rehberg at

Help Promote the Greater Seattle National Christian College Fair

SPU is helping host the Greater Seattle National Christian College fair at Bellevue Christian High School on October 20. The fair will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and is a great event for college bound students and their parents. If you'd like to help promote the fair to your church or youth, contact Lacey Henderson in Undergraduate Admissions for promotional material. More information about the fair can be found at SPU's Facebook page or at the fair website. More

Pianist Paul Barnes on October 14

Emmy award-winning concert pianist Paul Barnes will perform Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The concert will include works by Samuel Barber, Joseph Haydn, and Philip Glass. Also featured is a new work by Victoria Bond based on a Byzantine and Greek Orthodox chant melody. Barnes performs an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music that appeal to audiences of every persuasion. His concert is part of the SPU's Schoenhals Symposium and the Day of Common Learning. For more information, call 206-281-2959.

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion and Interbay Stadium. Simply show your staff I.D. at the ticket window.

Upcoming Athletic Home Games

Thursday, October 15–Volleyball vs. Alaska Anchorage, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 17–Volleyball vs. Alaska Fairbanks, 3 p.m.
Saturday, October 17–Men's soccer vs. Montana State Billings, 7 p.m.

On-Campus Weight Watchers Group

An on-campus Weight Watchers group is forming for Autumn Quarter. A starting date is yet to be established, as the group needs 15 people interested in order to schedule an informational meeting. SPU has had an on-campus Weight Watchers group for the past seven years, and it has been a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. For more information, contact Dana Stadelman in Student Programs at 206-281-2689 or

Wellness and $100!

Earn up to 50 points per remaining quarter: 10/01 – 12/31, 01/01 – 03/31 by logging in to your WebMD Personal Health Manager and earning rewards. 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. Points in $50 increments will be added to your flexible spending account in 2010-11. Start earning now for your health! Links to both WebMD and the rewards activities can be found on the Human Resources website. More

Medical Deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Maximums Reset January

Both of SPU's medical PPO plans, Option 1 and Option 2, now have deductibles for in-network and out-of-network usage. Deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums are based on the calendar year, so they reset every January. The good news is that if you have to pay deductibles October through December, those amounts will apply to your deductible for 2010. Remember, the deductible only has to be met before the plan “kicks in" under certain services. Most in-network doctor's office visits and your preventive care visits do not require a deductible. However, you should refer to the summary highlights for your medical plan option (Option 1 or Option 2) to see which services require you to first meet your deductible. More

Printable Faculty/Staff Directory Updated

A printable version of the Faculty/Staff Directory has been updated and is available on online. Available are PDF versions of the entire Faculty/Staff Directory, as well as subsections of office phone numbers, and employees by last name or by department. Remember that the most complete and up-to-date information regarding employees is available through the SPU online White Pages. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is our quirky corgi Pembroke, Corky. We adopted him last year at the age of 4. When we first brought him home, we tried to change his name to ‘Marty' or ‘Scotty' as Corky just makes him sound like a goofy dog. But through this we found out that, (1) he really is a smart dog that you cannot trick, and (2) his name suits him. He is always doing unpredictable, funny things that bring my wife, Sarah, and I joy after our days at work and school. As for the picture, we had heard that some dogs need a backpack when they go on walks to feel confident. Obviously, Corky doesn't see the benefits of this." Raoul Perez, assistant to the dean, School of Theology. Select the link for a photo of Corky and his backpack. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. 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, October 15. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 19.


Eaton's Latest Blog Post

In this week's post, President Eaton talks about the beginning of another school year. “For those of you who know what this opening time on the university campus is like, you know it is huge and wild and wonderful," he says. More

Eaton's Blog Finalist in PRNews Awards

President Eaton's blog is a finalist in the PRNews Nonprofit PR Awards. The winner will be announced November 3 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More

Rehberg Named Treasurer of IAEDP

Sara Rehberg, Student Counseling Center eating disorder specialist, was appointed to serve as treasurer for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Puget Sound Washington chapter for 2009-11. Established in 1985, the IAEDP is well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers, and helping professions who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.

Daniels, Diddams, and Van Duzer Present at Academy of Management

Professor of Management Denise Daniels, Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and co-chair of Psychology Margaret Diddams, and School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer presented their paper titled "A Magnetic Pull on the Internal Compass: The Effects of Moral Self on Ethical Sensitivity" at the annual Academy of Management meeting held in Chicago in early August. Margaret also presented a paper titled "Hubris or Humility: Cautions Surrounding the Construct and Self-Definition of Authentic Leadership" which was co-authored by her doctoral student Glenna Chang and selected for inclusion in the “Best Paper Proceedings," a distinction given to 20 percent of the 1,900 papers presented at the conference.

Ferreiro's Essays Published

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro has published two interpretative essays in Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, on “Egeria" (a fourth-century woman pilgrim), and the veneration of “St. Martin of Tours in Iberia."

Welcome, John

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming John Nobis, the new route maintenance staff member in Building Maintenance.


Fritzberg in Seattle's Child Magazine

Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg was quoted in the October Seattle's Child magazine in an article about tutoring. Read the story online. More

Nolte, Smith-Bates in Seattle Times

Alumni and Parent Relations Office Manager Linda Nolte and the Center for Career and Calling Director Jacqui Smith-Bates were quoted in a Seattle Times article on October 10 about jobless alumni contacting their alma maters for employment help. Read the story online. More


Welcome, Derek Tracy Knapp

Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp and husband, Tracy, are the proud parents of Derek Tracy Knapp, born June 1, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Kelli says, “He is a very sweet little guy, and his big sister, Kelcy, couldn't be prouder of her baby brother." Select the link for another photo of Derek. More


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Position
College of Arts and Sciences, History Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Position
School of Business and Economics Position
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position
School of Theology, Biblical Studies

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

Administrative Assistant, Physical Education and Exercise Science
Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations
Director, Center for Biblical and Theological Education, School of Theology

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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