Monday, January 11, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: Revelation

During Winter Quarter, University Ministries and the Center for Worship is sponsoring a campuswide Bible study on the book of Revelation. For the first time, all weekly worship services will focus on the same text. This week's chapel features Associate Professor of Art Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman on Revelation 1:1-8. Her presentation is titled “Look, He is coming with the clouds!" Chapel is Tuesday, January 12, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

SPU Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

SPU will be closed on Monday, January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Evening classes will be held as scheduled.

Staff Members: Sign up for StaffNet

Staff members who would like to be part of StaffNet or have questions about membership should email Staff Council President Megan Hamshar at !StaffNet is an email listserve for SPU staff members.

Winter Quarter Staff Forum: Introduction to CBTE

Staff Council invites you to the Winter Quarter Staff Forum on Wednesday, January 20, 3-4 p.m., in the Queen Anne Room of Upper Gwinn. The topic is “An Introduction to the Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE)." The forum will be led by the CBTE Director Celeste Cranston and Professor Rick Steele, who will guide participants in the lectio divina, a prayerful meditation on Scripture. All SPU staff members are invited, and refreshments will be served.

Mileage Rate Decrease

The IRS has announced that they will decrease the standard business mileage rate for reimbursing business travel expenses, beginning January 1, 2010. The new rate for 2010 will be 50.0 cents per mile, which is down from the 55.0 cents per mile rate in effect during 2009.

Get in Shape for the New Year. For Free! And Earn Reward Points!

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to faculty and staff to provide physical fitness assessments, exercise instruction, and even personal training for a period of time. Call 206-281-2081 to request the desired service(s), identify the best days and times to receive them, and leave contact information. WebMD reward points are also available. If you earn at least 50 points, you receive $50 for your flexible spending account 2009-10. Here's an example of a way to earn points.

2 points: If you call to be matched with a student.
10 points: If you train with them and perform the recommended activity three times per week.
20 points; If use a weight tracker to track your weight at least twice.
20 points: If you visit the Health Management sites for “Exercise and Weight."

Important Academic Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course Pass/No credit or registering for an internship, independent study, and individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services in Demaray Hall 151 through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Wellness: Could You Use $50?

Between January 1 and March 31, earn up to 50 points 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. (See the announcement "Get in Shape for the New Year" in this edition of the Bulletin). This list is not exhaustive – feel free to create your own activities and determine appropriate points values using this list as a guide. Links to both WebMD and the rewards activities can be found on the HR main webpage. More

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.

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Thursday, January 14: Women's basketball vs Saint Martin's, 7 p.m. Brougham Pavilion
Friday, January 15: Women's gymnastics vs UC Davis, 7 p.m., Brougham Pavilion
Saturday, January 16: Men's and women's track and field at University of Washington Indoor Preview, 8 a.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“At a recent adopt-a-thon, Shadow picked me. I was about to pass her by when she reached out through the bars of her cage and patted me. 'OK,' I thought, 'you're going home with us.' And, while I'm more of a ‘dog person', I'm delighted with the new family member. Shadow is always where the action is. Her name comes from the fact that she shadows us everywhere. We have three cats now, but when someone asks, “Where's the dog?" – we know they mean Shadow." Dick Sleight, manager of information systems, School of Business and Economics. Select the link for a photo of Shadow and Dick. 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, January 14. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the Bulletin will be published Tuesday, January 19.


Lustyk Interviewed by Pause Magazine

Professor of Psychology Kathleen Lustyk was interviewed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) magazine, Pause. Pause is a women's health magazine of the ACOG. The article is about alcohol consumption in women and issues of aging.

Erickson's Article Published

Assistant Professor of Psychology Thane Erickson recently published an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology titled "Predicting Unpredictability: Do Measures of Interpersonal Rigidity/Flexibility and Distress Predict Intraindividual Variability in Social Perceptions and Behavior?" The article shows that individuals with high levels of interpersonal problems vacillate excessively in daily social interactions.

Ferreiro's Essay Published

An interpretative-historiographical essay written by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled, "Simon Magus" was published in Geschichstwissenschaften im internet, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg. December 2009, Hexenforschung section. The article was published in German and in English.

Welcome, Sandi

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Sandi Warner, administrative assistant, Administration and University Relations.


Levison on KUOW January 12

Professor of New Testament Jack Levison is scheduled to be a guest on “KUOW Presents," a local radio show on NPR station KUOW (94.9 FM). He will discuss his research on spirituality and his new book, Filled With the Spirit. The program airs at 2 p.m. on January 12. 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, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science Position
School of Business and Economics, Economics
School of Business and Economics, Management
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family, and Community, Industrial/Organization Psychology Position
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position

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, Athletics
Loan and Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services

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 #37, Issue #2 | Published by: University Communications

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