Monday, January 31, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “Living Into the Kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 11:2–13:53

The guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church is Tali Hairston, director of the Perkins Center and special assistant to the president. His topic is “Living Into the Kingdom of Heaven," Matthew 11:2–13:53. “Instead of reinforcing our certainties about God, Jesus' parables challenge our ideas of how we live into the kingdom of heaven. Throughout his teaching, Jesus speaks through the mystery of parables as a way of eliciting a response from his audience, proclaiming that the kingdom comes only to those who are willing to see and hear the newness of God's word. We do not find crisp legalistic truths in Jesus' teaching, but are instead convicted to listen to the ever expanding will of God."

Leading Scholar of Biblical Interpretation on Campus February 2

Stephen Fowl, Ph.D., presents a lecture on “Reading Scripture in a Divided Church" Wednesday, February 2, 12:30–1:20 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Fowl is professor of New Testament at Loyola College in Maryland, and author of Engaging Scripture, Theological Interpretation of Scripture, and Philippians in the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary series. He is one of the world's leading scholars on the topic of the theological interpretation of the Bible.

Thursday Food for Thought: Susan VanZanten

Susan VanZanten, professor of English, will read from her new book, Mending a Tattered Faith: Devotions With Dickinson. Susan helps readers unpack Dickinson's intense but brief poems, supplies absorbing historical background and information, and relates personal stories and reflections. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish. A question-and-answer time will follow the presentation, and copies of her book will be available for purchase. “Thursday Food for Thought" is sponsored by the Library. More

Upcoming Music Events

Trumpet Fest
Local high school and college students will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 31, in the First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Jazz Concert
SPU's Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, in the E.E. Bach Theater inside SPU's McKinley Hall. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

SBE Dean's Speaker Series Welcomes Karen Turner Lee

Faculty and staff are invited to the School of Business and Economics Winter Quarter Dean's Speaker event on Tuesday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The guest speaker is Karen Turner Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services. Lee is a West Point graduate, with a career that includes stints as an attorney and an executive at Puget Sound Energy. Most recently, she was the Washington State Employment Security district commissioner, stepping down from that post in 2010 to join Pioneer. For more information or to RSVP, contact Center for Applied Learning Director Mark Oppenlander at or 206-281-2942.

Faculty, Staff: Encourage Students to Attend Winter Career Mixer

The Center for Career and Calling encourages faculty and staff to invite students to the “Winter Career Mixer," a networking event for all majors, on Thursday, February 10, 3-5 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This is a great opportunity to meet with employees from a variety of companies and organizations. Students will learn about the importance of building genuine networking skills to increase the success of their job and internship search. Food and beverages will be provided. Visit the website for more information. More

Spring Registration Approaching!

Registration for Spring Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 14. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 7. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Get Your Flu Shot on Campus

Are you prepared for the flu season? Do you still need your flu shot? Flu shots are still available at the Health Center, located in Watson Hall. Call and make an appointment at your convenience at 206-281-2231. Employees, students, and family/dependants over age 15 are welcome. More

Latest on iTunes U: Immunity and Autoimmunity

Associate Professor of Nursing Chris Henshaw talks about HIV, genetic issues, and immunity. (From the Advanced Clinical Pathophysiology class.) More

Latest From Campus Dining

“This week, GRILL 155 has some exclusive deals. On Monday and Tuesday, buy a mouthwatering Smokehouse Pulled Pork Sandwich for only $2.99, and buy the combo for only $2 more. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, buy an Angus Ranch Club Burger for only $3.99, and make it a combo for only $2 more. It's Customer Appreciation Week at Einstein's Bagels, with a new delicious deal every day. While you're at Falcon's Landing, stop by Academic Perks. When you buy any grande-sized drink, you can buy any pastry for $.79. Also, beginning February 1, all SUBWAY foot-long sandwiches are $5 (excluding premium sandwiches). You're sure to find something affordable and equally delicious."

Upcoming Home Athletic Games

Thursday, February 3. Men's basketball vs. Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. Falcons could climb into a second-place tie with the Seawolves.

Friday, February 4. Women's gymnastics vs. Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. D-1 regional qualifying (2010) vs. D-2 national qualifying team (2010).

Saturday, February 5. Men's basketball vs. Alaska Fairbanks, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. More

Retirement Planning: Individual Consultations and Group Meetings

Retirement Plan Individual Consultations
Diversified Investment Advisors Participant Counselor Scott Jozefowski will be on campus to meet with faculty and staff, February 8-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm. Schedule an appointment online at Here are the dates and times.
Tuesday, February 8, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, Human Resources Conference Room, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Retirement-Plan Group Meetings If you are interested in learning more about "Understanding Investing," "403(b) Basics," or the "Economy & Markets," plan on attending one of the three group meetings scheduled this week. No appointment is necessary. Seating is limited to 50 people in Bertona 6 and 115 people in Otto Miller 109.
Tuesday February 8, “Understanding Investing," Bertona 6–103 West Bertona, 11 a.m.–noon
Wednesday February 9, “403(b) Basics," Bertona 6–103 West Bertona, 3-4 p.m.
Thursday February 10, “Economy & Markets," Otto Miller 109, 1-2 p.m.
Here are the instructions on how to register online for individual appointments with Scott Jozefowski
1. Go to
2. Select "click here" to register.
3. Complete the required information including setting up a user name and password: Then select the "NEXT" button on the lower right side of the screen.
4. Select the “Make Appointments" tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the “Meeting Type" (One-On-One), “Meeting Location" and “Room. 5." Once the calendar appears, you'll see a "Look for" box. Select morning or afternoons, and then select the time you would like to meet. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment you set.

More Pet Photos Needed

If you've ever wanted your pet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin, (the first step to worldwide fame), now's the time. Send in two photos and a brief explanation to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photos of the Week

“This is my cat, Baby, who my husband and I rescued four years ago. She is the sweetest cat I have ever met, and sits in a chair at the table or on our laps every night when we eat dinner. She loves to lay by the fire in the winter, and spend a sunny day outside in her pet enclosure. Baby loves life and is always tender and caring despite having over 20 allergies, asthma, chronic constipation, and kidney disease. She teaches me every day that dealing with life's challenges has a lot to do with the attitude we have about our struggles." Emily Zeimet, mental health therapist, Student Counseling Center. Select the link for a picture of Baby dressed up for Christmas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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, February 3. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 7.


Snedker's Paper Published

A paper by Karen Snedker, assistant professor of sociology, titled “Neighborhood Conditions and Fear of Crime: A Reconsideration of Sex Differences" was recently published in Crime & Delinquency. It had been pre-publishd online.

Wong's New Book Published

Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics, has co-authored a new book, Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace. The book was published by InterVarsity Press Academic and is now available for pre-order. Reviews and endorsements may be seen online. More

Brown's Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Music Carlene Brown titled “A Look at Music Therapy" was published in the January 2011 issue of Voice, the official publication of the Washington Music Educators Association. The article addresses many of the questions that music educators, high school students, and parents have about the field of music therapy.

Reception for Hovick

A retirement reception for Jackie Hovick will be Thursday, February 3, 3-4 p.m., in the Library Seminar Room. Jackie has worked in the SPU Library for 23 years as a cataloging technician.

Welcome, Margaret

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Margaret Chernikoff, customer service specialist, at the Casey Conference Center.


Baker Mentioned in Stanford Business Magazine

Assistant Professor of Business Ethics Bruce Baker was mentioned in the Winter 2010-11 issue of Stanford Business magazine. The article is titled “Alumni Explain Some of Their More Unusual Investments." More


Faculty Positions

University Librarian
School of Health Sciences Positions

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

Budget and Records Analyst, Facility Management
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Web Communications Manager, University Communications

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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