Monday, March 22, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Women Falcons in Elite Eight

The women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in St. Joseph's, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 23. The Falcons face Fort Lewis College. Information on how to follow the game can be found on the Falcons website. More

Winter Grades Due March 28

Winter 2010 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 26. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before March 26, they need to contact Kelli Knapp, coordinator of student records, at, so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline, for we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 or

World-Renowned Neurosurgeon to Speak on Campus About Health Care

Benjamin S. Carson, M.D, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will speak on campus Tuesday, April 6, 1-2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Dr. Carson is the keynote speaker for SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast, which takes place earlier in the day. Carson is a highly regarded motivational speaker and has addressed audiences from grade school classrooms to the National Prayer Breakfast. The 2009 movie Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Cuba Gooding Jr., is based on his life. He is also the recipient of the highest civilian honor in the nation — the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Don't miss hearing this gifted speaker, who prays before every surgery he performs, and who, when President Clinton asked for his notes before his 1997 Prayer Breakfast speech, told him, “I don't write speeches and I don't have notes. I ask God to give me the right words, and they seem to flow."

Staff Member of the Year Nominations Are Now Open!

Do you know a co-worker who “engages" the SPU vision, someone who exemplifies a “grace-filled" attitude, displays competence on the job, and models Christian character? If so, please take a few minutes and submit your nominee for “Staff Member of the Year." There are two categories for nominations – non-exempt staff (the Oral V. Hemry Award), and exempt staff. The staff members ultimately selected will each receive a $1,000 honorarium from the University, and be honored at the President's Spring Forum on May 11 in Brougham Pavilion. The online nomination form only takes a few minutes. The SPU Staff Council will do all the necessary follow up. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 14. To nominate a co-worker for this year's Staff Member of the Year awards, complete the online nomination form. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2010-11 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate him or her for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant, and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 20, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship website. More

Breakfast Event for Christians in the Marketplace

Longtime local businessman Mike Smay of Stoneway Electric Supply Company is the featured speaker at the next Kiros breakfast on Friday, March 26, 7-8:30 a.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons. The event is co-sponsored by SPU's Center for Integrity in Business. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Tickets are $30 and available online. More

On-Campus Health Screening Available

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, pulse, and BMI? If not, get this information free! SPU is providing personal health screening that will give you confidential and almost immediate results. Obtaining this information will help you complete the WebMD Personal Health Assessment. Note that although you and your Premera-covered spouse already have access to the many resources of WebMD, you are not eligible for the $75 award unless you complete the WebMD HealthQuotient between April 1 and April 30. Benefit-eligible employees can sign up for convenient times and locations on April 8, 9, 15. Reserve your time online. More

Latest on iTunes U: Theology and Disability

The SPU Theology Student Union recently sponsored a forum titled “Theology and Disability: An Interdisciplinary Approach." The keynote speaker was Dr. Amos Yong, the J. Rodman Williams professor of theology at Regent University. He provided an interdisciplinary perspective for the forging of a more relevant and truthful theology of disability, not only for people with disabilities, but also for the church's mission and discursive. February 18, 2010. More

Learn About Medicare

What is Medicare? How much does it cost? Who is eligible? What does Medicare cover? Can you fill in the gaps? Learn the answers to these questions by attending one of the following sessions on Tuesday, April 6, 10-11 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room, or Friday, April 16, 8-9.a.m. in Falcon's Lounge. Reservations are required by contacting Associate Director Human Resources Carrrie McCrimmon at or 206-281-2676.

Falcons Host MPSF Championships

SPU will host the ninth-annual Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's gymnastics championships on Saturday, March 27, in Brougham Pavilion. More

Spring Break Hours for Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway

Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway are open limited hours this week. Subway and the C-Store will be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Pura Vida will be open 7:45 a.m.–11 a.m. Pura Vida, the C-Store and Subway will be closed on the weekends, and resume normal hours on Tuesday, March 30.

Pet Photos Needed!

We're running low on photos for the most popular feature in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Send two photos and a brief story to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“My 9-year-old picked out Buddy from an August ‘Catapalooza' at the Bellevue Human Society, where she found him sleeping in a litter box. Not yet a year old, Buddy is already a big, fluffy boy, who outweighs our 10-lb. Jack Russell terrier. Buddy tried hard as a kitten to befriend our dog, but to no avail – so the adolescent cat does the next best thing: tease the old terrier and run away laughing." Hope McPherson, online communications specialist, University Communications. Select the link for another photo of Buddy. 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, March 25. The Bulletin will be published Monday, March 29.


Keuss Is Day of Common Learning Speaker at Northwestern

Jeff Keuss, associate professor of Christian ministry, will be the Day of Common Learning keynote speaker for Northwestern College of Iowa on March 24. Northwestern has chosen the theme of “Christianity and Pop Culture" for their campuswide Day of Common Learning. For more information on Jeff's keynote address, go to Northwestern's Day of Common Learning website. More

Mezulis' Co-Authored Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis, along with doctoral student Stephanie Cox, was recently published in the journal Adolescence. The third author, Janet Hyde, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Wisconsin and was Amy's mentor. The manuscripts' authors (Cox, Mezulis, and Hyde) represent three generations of academia. The title of the manuscript is "The Influence of Child Gender Role and Maternal Feedback to Child Stress on the Emergence of the Gender Difference."


Wolfe in Christianity Today

A profile on Writer-in-Residence Greg Wolfe and Image journal appears in the March issue of Christianity Today. Greg is also the publisher and editor of Image. The article is not yet available online.

Terrill Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

John Terrill, the director of SPU's Center for Integrity in Business, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for an article that was published online March 17, and in the paper on March 18. John talks about doing God's work in the world of banking, and the Center's mission to empower business people to work and lead with integrity. More

Ochsner's Book Reviewed in The New York Times

A book by M.F.A. in creative writing adjunct faculty member Gina Ochsner titled The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight was reviewed in the “Sunday Book Review" section of The New York Times on March 5. More

Kresser Mentioned in Public Discourse

Assistant Professor of Art Katie Kresser was mentioned in an article on March 16 in the Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good, an online publication of the Witherspoon Institute based at Princeton University. More


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Clothing and Textiles
College of Arts and Sciences, Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, History Position
College of Arts and Sciences, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
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

School of Psychology, Family and Community, Psychology 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

Assistant Director of Systems and Reporting, Development
Associate Dean for School of Theology Graduate Programs, School of Theology
Central Systems Team Manager, Computer and Information Systems
Director of the Asian-American Ministry Program, School of Theology
Gift Receipting and Acknowledement Supervisor (Temporary), Development
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Technical Accountant, Finance
University Fund Assistant, Development Office

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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