Monday, March 29, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Important Registration Deadlines for Spring Quarter

The waitlist ends Monday, March 29. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 29. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services (SAS) will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist. If you would like to accommodate specific students into your waitlisted course, contact Registration Coordinator Stephanie Malin at in SAS by March 29.
Increasing class enrollment ends Wednesday, April 7. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact schedule/publications coordinators Tiffany Shelton at or Lee Staman at in SAS by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, to have your class enrollment increased.
Last day to add/drop classes is Wednesday, April 7. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.
The deadline for students wishing to take a course pass/no credit is Wednesday, April 14. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS in Demaray Hall 151 until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis during the first week of Spring Quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Spring 2010 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students should have already met with their faculty advisor, as these meetings do not result in the removal of the faculty advisor hold. Students may check in with an academic counselor, located at the check-in table in the lobby directly outside of Demaray Hall 150. Drop in hours are as follows:

• Wednesday, March 31: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Thursday, April 1: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Friday, April 2: 8:30 a.m.–12 noon
• Monday, April 5: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 6: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday April 7: 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Endowment

Seattle Pacific University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Endowment. Director of Development for Major Gifts Dean Carrell worked with the president of Mu Phi Epsilon to establish this endowment. Mu Phi Epsilon strives to promote musicianship, scholarship, music therapy, and music education with an emphasis on service through music. This endowment will provide scholarships to students studying in the academic program areas of music performance, music education, and music therapy.

SPU Hosts National Association for Christians in Special Education Conference

Rick Eigenbrood, dean of the School of Education, and Debby Hudson, assistant professor and chair of special education, invite faculty and staff to attend the National Association for Christians in Special Education (NACSPED) "It's All About Community" Conference Saturday, April 10, on the SPU campus. The keynote speaker is Rick Steele, SPU professor of moral and historical theology, addressing "Christian Virtue and Ministry to Persons With Disability." The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact Debby Hudson at 206-281-2365 or More

Camp Casey Faculty/Staff House Summer Reservations

The current Camp Casey Faculty/Staff House reservation policy is still under review by the President's Cabinet. However, in the interest of moving the reservation process along for the next reservation period (June 14-September 26), please submit your request via email. Make sure to include the following information: name, email address, two contact phone numbers, mailing address, SPU ID number, and your first, second, and third choice for dates. The maximum stay is seven days. Arrivals and departures are on Mondays if you are staying for the maximum time. The check out time is 9 a.m. for Monday departures. This is a firm time, so keep this in mind as you put forth your requests. Please submit requests by email to for the requesting period June 14-September 26. Take advantage of your benefits of being a full-time, regular employee at SPU. Scheduling for summer is done on a point system based on years of SPU service and previous stays at Casey. Please send your request by April 16. You will hear by April 23 if you have been awarded a stay or not. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the Camp Casey Conference Center office at 360-678-5050 or 866-661-6604.

Annual Bingo Night

The annual Bingo Night is Tuesday, April 6, 7-9 p.m. in Falcon Lounge. This fundraiser is hosted by the Senior Gift Committee as a class project to raise money for study abroad scholarships. Faculty and staff are invited to play, and the committee is also looking for faculty and staff to volunteer as bingo callers. To volunteer, contact advisor Katie Binz at More details about the event will be in next week's Fac/Staff Bulletin. Visit the Senior Gift website for more information. More

Latest News From Campus Dining

Check out the new “Falcon's Corner" at Falcon's Landing. On Wednesday, March 31, Falcon's Corner will make its big debut, offering fun and convenient snacks and beverages. Stop by Wednesday for the grand opening. Have you tried Pura Vida's Strawberry Blonde? The Strawberry Blonde is a delicious blend of strawberry, white chocolate, and caramel, and it's the winner of Round 2 of the “Next Top Barista" competition. The creator of the Strawberry Blonde is Manpreet Purewal, a junior majoring in nutrition and dietetics.

Dr. Benjamin Carson on Campus April 6

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." More

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 takes only 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

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 during convenient times and locations for April 8, 9, 15. Reserve your time online. More

Latest on iTunes U: Marston Lecture on “Why Vergil Matters"

C. May Marston Professor of Classics Owen Ewald discusses how classic Roman poet Vergil continues to inspire further interpretation and creative adaptation of his work. February 22, 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.

Pet Photos Still 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

“These are my dogs, Lulu and Coco. My girls are both Chihuahuas. Lulu, the black and white one is a long-haired Chihuahua and is a completely spoiled princess. She's super-smart, and has figured out how to use her paws and mouth together to fling ponytail holders around the house. She also knows some of her toys by name. Coco, the brown Chihuahua, is very timid and sweet. We got her from a shelter when she was 2 years old, and it took a year to get her to ‘warm up' around us. Coco is very cool because she's so tiny, but has mannerisms are like a big dog. She loves to jump really high, and likes to have us lay on her belly like she's an enormous dog. She's making a growly face in the picture to the right because she's about to pounce Lulu and have a play-fight. Both them love going for morning walks along the canal and running at Gasworks Park – and then sleeping for the rest of the afternoon." Sadie Turek-Frederick, program coordinator, Center for Career and Calling. Select the link for a photo of Lulu. 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, April 1. The Bulletin will be published Monday, April 5.


Gill, Students Attend Undergraduate Research Conference

Brian Gill, associate professor and chair of the Mathematics Department, took four students (Sandy Bradley, Ryan Grandy, Sabrina Houser, and Hannah Hsu) to the 2010 conference of the Center for Undergraduate Research for Mathematics (CURM) in Provo, Utah, during Spring Break. The students gave talks on a project titled "Investigations of an Upper Bound for the Univalent Bloch-Landau Constant Using Circle Packing." The work is supported by a $20,000 grant from CURM.

Yanik Invited to Assess Technical Theatre Department at Dordt College

Don Yanik, professor of theatre and chair, was invited to Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, to assess the Technical Theatre program. He was on the Dordt campus March 20-23, during which time he met with the theatre faculty, staff, and administration members. His assessment report will be referenced as part of the Dordt Theatre Department assessment report.

Mvududu's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Education Nyaradzo Mvududu titled “Culturally Responsive Teaching: The Bible tells Me So" was published in the Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education. Read the story online. More

Correction: Mezulis' Co-Authored to Be Article Published

A news item in last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin stated an article by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis, along with doctoral student Stephanie Cox, was recently published in the journal Adolescence. The article has not yet appeared in Adolescence


Welcome, Aerilyn Lucille Ide

Andrea and Andy Ide were thrilled to welcome Aerilyn Lucille into the world on January 10. Aerily was 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and 20 inches long at birth. She is ready to make her mark on the family. Big sister, Ailsa, has adjusted well and is quick to tell anyone who will listen, and even those who don't listen, “This is my sister, Aerilyn!" Andrea is the campus program coordinator in Student Programs. Select the link for a photo of Aerilyn with Ailsa. 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, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
School of Education, Curriculum & Instruction 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 Acknowledgement Supervisor (Temporary), Development
Program Coordinator, Clinical Psychology (.8), School of Psychology, Family, and Community
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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