Monday, January 25, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel this Week: Revelation and the Letters to the Seven Churches

Chapel on Tuesday, January 26, will be led by the Rev. Dr. Allen Callahan in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. Come worship with us and explore the book of Revelation as Dr. Callahan discusses the letters “to the seven churches" (Revelation 1:9-3:22). Callahan is the Horace Dey Lentz Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School, where he earned his master and doctoral degrees. This service provides a weekly space for all members of the SPU community to worship and learn the Christian story together. More

Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets for Faculty, Staff

Come support the SPU nationally ranked women's (#18) and men's (#12) basketball teams. All SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the Homecoming basketball doubleheader on Saturday, January 30. Tickets may be picked up this week in the Athletics Office, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. An SPU ID is required. Call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 with questions.

Calvin Symposium Jan. 28

On Thursday, January 28, the School of Theology (SOT) will present a symposiums on John Calvin to celebrate the 500th anniversary of his birth. Calvin is one of the most influential figures in the history of Christianity, and indeed of Western civilization. The four, 15-minute presentations will touch on the key aspects of Calvin's influence - as a Reformer, biblical exegete, theologian, and pastor. The presentations will be led by SOT faculty members, including members and ordained ministers of Reformed traditions. Following these short presentations will be a time for questions addressed to the panel. The symposium is from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Demaray 150. Refreshments will be served.

W-2 Forms Now Available

All 2009 W-2 forms for faculty and staff are now available online through the Banner Information System. Hard copies are available for individuals in the Finance Office (third floor, Weter Hall) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through January 29. All W-2s forms not picked up in the Finance Office by January 29 will be mailed to home addresses on Monday, February 1. Contact Payroll Lead Carol Clement in the Finance Office at 206-281-2533 if you have questions.

New Offerings From Campus Dining

Just as the title says, Campus Dining's brand “Simply To Go" is convenient, quick, prepackaged, and ready to go food items. Stop by the C-Store or Falcon's Landing between classes or meetings for healthy snacks, or stop by for a quick lunch. Simply To Go offers fresh sandwiches, salads, and fruit and vegetable cups that are made daily. Check out the high-quality and healthy items Simply To Go offers. And while you're at Falcon's Landing, head over to Einstein Brother Bagels to taste some of our newest items. If you skipped breakfast and you're in need of a little pick-me-up, try the new double chocolate muffin for $1.95, or the double chocolate bagel for only $0.99! Also, try the new turkey or ham deli melt for $6.75. If you want chips and something to drink, make it a combo for only $6.99. Or, if you want something lighter, try some of our fresh sushi made every morning.

Improving Our Wellness

Have you had a positive change in your health in the last few months? These changes could be physical, spiritual, financial, relational, or more. Help inspire others by sharing the small and large steps you've made toward wellness. Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at with your stories, or to find out more about wellness at SPU.

New Art Exhibit at Art Center Gallery

"Framed: An Historical Examination of the Display of Art and Its Effects on Viewers" is a new exhibit at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The exhibit, which examines the varying ways of exhibiting artwork throughout the centuries, is curated by art history major Melissa Brittain. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street, and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit runs until February 5. More

Thursday Food for Thought With Richard Scheuerman

The SPU Library is hosting lunchtime readings by SPU authors and speakers on Thursdays, 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Library Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. The next speaker is School of Education professor and author Richard Scheuerman. He will read from his book Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. A question-and-answer time will follow. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Women of Lockerbie"

The SPU Theatre Department presents “Women of Lockerbie," January 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Inspired by the 1988 terrorist bombing of a commercial airliner, this drama chronicles the journey of one of the victims' parents, as well as the women of Lockerbie's crusade to claim and wash the victims' clothes as a gesture of communal healing and closure. Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit the website. More

Latest on iTunes U: Choosing Your Major

SPU Career Counselor Patty Farmer discusses career choices, majors, and resources available to university students. November 4, 2009. (40:37) More

Long-Term Care Insurance: What's G.I.?

G.I. stands for “guaranteed issue." This occurs when an insurance company agrees to provide certain levels of coverage without requiring medical information. An employee who would otherwise be ineligible due to his or her health condition, may be eligible during this upcoming guaranteed issue by enrolling with Standard Insurance, January 18-February 19. If you haven't been previously denied coverage, this will be your one-time opportunity to "lock-in" your long-term care insurance at your present age. Enrollment sessions will be provided by LTC Solutions and held in the Library Seminar Room on the following days.

Tuesday, February 2, 10-11a.m.
Friday, February 5, 8-9 a.m.
Monday, February 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 12 noon-1 p.m.
RSVP's to or 206-281-2676 are required. For more information, visit the website. More

Upcoming Home Athletic Events

Thursday, January 28: Women's basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, 5:15 p.m. Brougham Pavilion
Thursday, January 28: Men's basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. Brougham Pavilion
Saturday, January 30: Women's basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks, 1:30 p.m. Brougham Pavilion
Saturday, January 30: Men's basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks, 3:30 p.m. Brougham Pavilion

Falcon 5K Fun Run and Walk

The second Falcon 5K Fun Run and Walk is Saturday, January 30, at 10 a.m. at Green Lake. The 3.1-mile route begins near the bathrooms and crew house at the south end, and follows the main path clockwise around the lake. The cost is $15, with proceeds being split between the SPU cross country and track programs, and Hope Runs, a nonprofit organization that works with AIDS orphans in Kenya. Kids under age 12 can participate for free. All participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Prizes will be awarded after the race. More information is available by contacting SPU head cross country coach Erika Daligcon at 206-281-3432 or by visiting the website. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Skooter (left) and Diego (right). Skooter belongs to Stef Shaffer, and Diego belongs to Jessica Richter, both therapists at the Student Counseling Center. Here these two buddies are posing for a picture in the therapy chair. If they look a little worn out it is because when they are together they play nonstop! Stef Shaffer, therapist, Student Counseling Center. Select the link for a photo of Skooter and Diego. 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 28. The Bulletin will be published Monday, February 1.


Nagy's Chapters Published

A chapter titled “The Word Games" by Professor of Education Bill Nagy was included in the recently published book, Bringing Reading Research to Life, (Guilford Press), edited by M.G. McKeown and L. Kucan. Another chapter written by Bill titled “Understanding Words and Word Learning: Putting Research on Vocabulary Into Classroom Practice" has appeared in Implementing Evidence-Based Academic Interventions in School Settings (Oxford University Press), edited by S. Rosenfield and V. Berninger.

Keuss' Article Published

An article written by Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss titled “Confessions on the Dance Floor: St. Augustine and the Sacred Mobility of Subjectivity in Youth Culture" appeared in the Journal of Youth and Theology, Volume 8, Number 2. Jeff also presented a paper titled “Paul Ricoeur – The Hermeneutic of Texts and the Phenomenology of Actions" at the Paul Ricoeur and Theology consultation of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference in November in Montreal, Canada. In addition, Jeff has been appointed by the AAR Board of Meetings as the chair for a three-year term (2010-12) of the Paul Ricoeur Consolation for the AAR national meetings.

Correction: NACCAP Awards to Glancy, Henderson

It was incorrectly stated in last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin that Lacey Henderson was the Assistant Director of Graduate Admission. She is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.


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
Administrative Assistant (.8), Family and Consumer Sciences
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

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