Monday, July 12, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Introducing SPU's Sustainability Blog

The Office of Facility & Project Management now hosts a sustainability website. Sustainability Coordinator Bethany Walrad and intern Davis Winslow contribute to the website's blog, highlighting news and stories about sustainability at SPU and around the world. One recent post featured solar panels now operating in Otto Miller Hall. Developed from a senior honors project by Kenzie Brister '09, the panels are designed to produce enough energy to offset the energy used by the University's electric maintenance vehicles. The project also serves as a learning tool, with an output meter installed for students to view. Read the story online. More

Office of University Communications Closed July 12-14

The Office of University Communications will be closed for its annual in-house organization and planning, July 12-14. Although the office will be closed, the UC staff will be on site and available in emergencies. In the case of an emergency, call Office Manager Julia Weir at 206-281-2051, and she will connect you with the appropriate staff member. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause any delays. Thank you for helping us prepare for a new academic year.

Women's Tuesday Brownbag Bible Reading: Ruth

Join us in the Lower Weter Hall conference room on Tuesdays at noon as we read through Scripture aloud. On July 13, we'll begin Ruth and move on to 1 Samuel. Reading begins about 12:10 p.m. and ends by 12:55 p.m. Bring your lunch if you like, and we provide the Bibles. For more information, contact Kathy Henning in University Communications at 206-281-2329 or

VBS Supplies Needed for SPRINT Team

A group of eight SPRINT students will spend August 4-31 near St. Petersburg, Russia, helping with Vacation Bible School (VBS) and summer camp programs directed by Sunergos International. (Sunergos is directed by SPU graduate Tatiana Mendakova.) The team is hoping to collect donated supplies for VBS activities. (See list of items below.) if you have these supplies at home, would you consider donating them to this team? Send an email to Owen Sallee in the Perkins Center at, and he'll be happy to come to your office to collect items. Or you may deliver them to the John Perkins Center in SUB 225. The team needs to have all materials collected by Monday, July 26.

Items needed:

• plastic lace
• key chain rings
• hemp yarn
• markers
• stickers
• chalk
• face painting supplies
• tongue depressors
• candy
• beads (all colors and styles)
• washable paint
• paper: white,black, and multi-color
• construction paper
• watercolors
• crayons
• ball (kick balls and soccer balls)
• balloons (latex and water)
• Gold Star cut outs
• pipe cleaners
• “googly eyes"
• feathers
• small prizes (Hot Wheels, nail polish, bouncy ball, etc)
• paint brushes
• socks
• shampoo
• soap
• toothbrush
• toothpaste
• hair clips

Latest on iTunes U: Adeney, Flaherty, Dahlstrom, SPU Faculty

“See, the Lion of Judah Has Conquered!" Associate Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney explores the humility of the Lord. February 2, 2010.

“Reading and Movies." Co-Founder and President of Walden Media Michael Flaherty discusses focusing on grace in storytelling and how to grow a mission-guided company. May 5, 2010.

“Vocation, Relationships, and Faith: Building a Balanced and Integrated Life." Richard Dahlstrom, senior pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle and international speaker, discusses “senior survival" and vocation. February 25, 2010.

“Careers in the Liberal Arts." The SPU Center for Career and Calling, in partnership with SPU faculty members Ruth Ediger, Doug Thorpe, Jennifer McKinnon, and Rebekah Rice, look at careers in the liberal arts. January 14, 2010. More

Jordan L. Crouch Scholarship Endowment

SPU is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jordan L. Crouch Scholarship Endowment. SPU's Senior Gift Officer Doug Taylor worked with Jeffrey and Sharon Crouch to establish this endowment in memory of their son Jordan. Jordan found a home, his future wife, and a wide array of friends at SPU, graduating in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. Jordan was actively involved with Seattle Pacific, participating in Mission LA, Centurions, Seattle Chapter of Kiros, SPUBA Europe (Oxford), president of AUSBE, Fourth Hill brother, Young Alumni Council, and “Summit Challenge" for SPU scholarships. Jordan's education at Seattle Pacific was paid for, in part, by scholarships, and it was his dream to help students who are financially incapable of continuing their education without assistance. Jeffrey and Sharon wish to continue their son's dream by establishing this endowment in his name to support students studying business or theology with an interest in youth ministry.

Summer Hours for Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway

Pura Vida: 7:45–11 a.m. (Monday-Friday)
C-Store: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday)
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (Wednesday)
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
For the summer operating hours of Gwinn Commons, check the online SPU campus master calendar. More

Stationery Orders in August, September

Vision Press, SPU stationery vendor, will be closed August 31-September 15. Because of this, stationery orders placed between August 24 (after 10 a.m.) and August 30 (before 10 a.m.) will be submitted on August 30 instead of August 31. Vision Press asks that all proofs be promptly faxed back to them on the afternoon of Monday, August 30. Those orders will be delivered September 15. If you have any questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at 206-281-2552.

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Hiatus

The Pet Photo of the Week will resume in October. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories. Enjoy the summer with your pets, and take more photos!

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, July 22. Due to the editor being on vacation, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, July 27.


Sharpe Serves as President of 17 of May Committee, Interviewed for Documentary

Laila Sharpe, associate director of alumni and parent relations, served as president of Seattle's 17th of May (Norwegian Constitution Day) committee again this year. The event was widely covered by the local media. This committee began 121 years ago, and organizes the largest Norwegian parade outside of Norway. Laila hosted the leader of the Christian Democratic Party from Norway's Parliament as the grand marshal for the parade. She reports, “He is a wonderful Christian man whose kids met mine at Malibu. Such a small world!"

Laila was also invited by award-winning Norwegian filmmaker and journalist Sølvi Lindseth Barber to be part of a documentary called Somebody's Grandma: An Exhibition About Identify. The documentary consists of interviews from Norwegian-Americans who tell about their heritage. The documentary is part of a cross-generation exhibition capturing the “living heritage of a vibrant Nordic-American community," which encourages families to explore and record their own histories and identities. This exhibition is now at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard and runs through September 5. Visit the website for more information. More

Lim's Monograph Published

Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim's monograph was recently published in The Way of the LORD in the Book of Isaiah.( Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 522. London: T & T Clark International, 2010). This work attempts to provide a coherent interpretation of this theme within Isaiah.

Castelo Presents Paper

Assistant Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo presented a paper on June 28 at Bangor University, Wales. The paper was titled, "The Improvisational Quality of Ecclesial Holiness."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found in the online SPU White Pages.

Jennifer Bostrom, interim professional certification program coordinator, School of Education
Katey Houmiel, senior scientist, Biology
Kristin Hunt, employer relations and technology manager, Center for Career and Calling
Derek Sellers, interim computer and engineering systems analyst, College of Arts and Sciences


Hamilton Quoted in Seattle Times

Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton was quoted in a story in The Seattle Times on July 10. The article was about Jehovah Witnesses' outreach to immigrants. More


Faculty Positions

School of Business and Economics, Business Ethics
School of Health Sciences Positions
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

Assistant to the Vice President (.8), University Relations
Director of Field Placements (.5), School of Education
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Office Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Assistant to Vice President, Administration and University Relations

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 #38, Issue #26 | Published by: University Communications

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