Monday, August 23, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


CBTE Website Now Live!

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education website is now live. Join us September 27 as together we begin a guided journey through Scripture. If you would like to know more about this campus-wide initiative, email Kathryn Widell, administrative assistant for the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, at In the mean time, sign up now to receive notifications of weekly guided readings. More

Sacred Sounds Early-Bird Tickets on Sale

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. This year offers two concerts: Monday, November 29, and Tuesday, November 30, both at 7:30 p.m. Sacred Sounds features SPU's nationally renowned Concert Choir and Wind Symphony, along with other acclaimed SPU performing groups. Early-bird discount and group tickets to this popular holiday concert are on sale now through September 30. These concerts sell out fast, so get your tickets early! More

Workshop to Help Students Find Federal Jobs

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a free workshop on how to assist students in finding federal jobs. This workshop, presented by Washington, D.C., based Partnership for Public Service, will be Tuesday, September 21, 9–10:30 a.m. In the next three years, the federal government will need to fill more than 100,000 entry-level positions with new college graduates. For more information and to register, email the Center for Career and Calling at

School of Health Sciences Japanese Exchange

The School of Health Sciences (SHS) hosted eight students and two professors from Gunma Prefecture, Japan, August 14-21. Activities included medical English classes and visits to area hospitals. From August 30 through September 2, SHS will host 12 students and their professors from Ishikawa University. The group will tour the SHS nursing skills lab and hear lectures from SHS faculty. Photos and additional information are available on the SHS website. More

New Time for U.S. Postal Mail Pick Up

From Copying and Mailing Services. “Please be advised that our U.S. postal driver is now picking up the mail at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will now require all mail that you wish to have processed and mailed here in the mail center by 3 p.m. to insure that it is ready to be picked up at 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Elaine Stevens at 206-281-2619 or Frank Kinard at 206-281-2663."

WebMD and Your Health

How are you doing with your WebMD health points? Remember, each quarter you can earn up to 50 points to be converted to $50 for the 2011-12 flexible spending plan year. There are many ways to earn these points. Need an idea? How about an exercise routine? Start by visiting WebMD's Health Management Center for Exercise (5 points). Consult your doctor (give yourself 2 points). Learn to keep yourself accountable by signing up for one of the Lifestyle Programs, either Weight Management or Exercise. As you complete phases and track your progress, you'll continue to earn points. Enjoy your summer of health! More

New on iTunes U: Castelo

Assistant Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo considers what true success is in ministry, and how to get through tough times as a minister. From the Ministry in the Wesleyan Spirit Conference. April 8, 2010. More

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) and 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

Plan Ahead: 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 September 2. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, September 7.


Holmes Makes Presentation at Symposium

Professor of Music Education Ramona Holmes gave a presentation titled "Ethnomusicology and Music Education Around the World" on July 22 at the Ethnomusicology Symposium at University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. While in Tanzania, she also attended the Wagogo Music Festival in Chamwino village.

Overstreet Leads Image Film Seminar, Writes About It

At this summer's Glen Workshop (August 1-7), Image journal's arts conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at St. John's College, University Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet led a weeklong film seminar for a group of 18 students. Jeffrey introduced six challenging, classic films, and then led discussions of each. Some participants said it was the best seminar they'd attended at the Glen Workshop. On Wednesday night, Jeffrey also gave an hour-long lecture to the whole conference, offering reflections on lessons learned from storybooks and movies from childhood to the present. This week, Image published Jeffrey's reflections on the film seminar experience at the Good Letters blog. At Good Letters, you can also read Jeffrey's recent reviews of Inception, The Secret of Kells, and a documentary on Andrei Tarkovsky. More

Hanson Chosen as Principal Conductor for Northwest Mahler Festival

Eric Hanson, professor of music, was chosen as principal conductor for the Northwest Mahler Festival for the 2010 season. On July 18, he conducted the culminating concert, which included Mahler's great Seventh Symphony, Strauss' “Death and Transfiguration," and a new piece composed for Mahler's 150th birthday. Eric also wrote the program notes for the festival. In June, he wrote the program notes for the Vermont Mahler Festival.

Mvududu Gives Presentation

At the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings held July 31-August 5, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Nyaradzo Mvududu presented a talk titled “Participants' Perspectives on a Collaborative Research Mentoring Program." He also presented a paper titled “Understanding p-values and Statistical Significance" with colleagues Jennifer Bergamo from Onondaga Community College; Ayesha Nneka Delpish from Elon University; and Georgette Nicolaides from Syracuse University. More

Sandlin Presents at Fundraising Summit

Marlon Sandlin, director of development-gift planning, was a presenter at the recent 2010 Seattle Fundraising Summit. His topic was "Planned Giving in the New Economy." This event, sponsored by the Center for Nonprofit Success and held at Seattle University, was a professional education conference for nonprofit leaders throughout the Puget Sound region.


Davis Gives Primary Commentary

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was an invited political commentator on several radio and TV shows to talk about Washington state's primary election. He appeared twice on KING-TV (Channel 5) community affairs program “UpFront With Robert Mak," once before the primary on August 15, and again after the primary on August 22. On August 16, he was interviewed for KOMO radio (AM 1000).

Notess Reviews Eat, Pray, Love

A review of the book Eat, Pray, Love by Response Managing Editor Hannah Notess was recently published in Her.meneutics, the Christianity Today blog for women. 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
School of Theology, Christian Ministry Position
School of Theology, Global & Urban Ministry 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, Facilty and Planning Management
Administrative Assistant (temporary), Residence Life
Assistant Director of Campus & Casey Conference Services, University Services
Assistant to the Vice President (.8), University Relations
Budget and Records Manager, Facility Management
Events Manager, Administration and University Relations
Library Technology Services Coordinator, Library
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic 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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