Monday, February 7, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


"Forming a Community of Faith." President Eaton Is Chapel Speaker

President Eaton is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, February 8, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His talk is based on Matthew 14:1-17:13. “Through these stories of healing and miraculous feeding, we are encouraged to have faith in the identity of Jesus – for it is only through this faith that we, as the church, are able to respond correctly and live into God's promises for all creation."

SBE Dean's Speaker Series on February 8

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, Lee 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.

Thursday Food for Thought: Celebrating Two Legendary Falcon Coaches

At the next Thursday Food for Thought on February 10, two-time Olympian Doris Heritage and record-breaking Falcon runner John Glancy will read from two books chronicling the lives of Ken Foreman and Les Habegger, two of the biggest influences on Seattle Pacific athletics. A Coach's Journey follows Foreman's 62-year career to the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame. We Still Call Him Coach chronicles Habegger before he led the men's SPU basketball team to become a national contender to his roles with the Seattle Supersonics in their 1979 championship year. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish. A question-and-answer time will follow the presentation, and copies of the books will be available for purchase. “Thursday Food for Thought" is sponsored by the Library. More

Winter 2011 Census Information Available

The winter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available only to SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

What About Registration Issues Faculty Advisors Cannot Address?

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available for brief meetings with students who have already met with their faculty advisors but have issues related to Spring Quarter registration that cannot be resolved by faculty advising. Students who have not met with their faculty advisors (and those with questions normally addressed by faculty) will be referred to faculty. Students who need assistance may check in with an academic counselor in the lobby directly outside Demaray Hall 150 during the week of February 14-18, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Upcoming Music Events

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.

Percussion and Flute Ensemble Concert
The SPU Percussion and Flute Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, in the E.E. Bach Theater inside SPU's McKinley Hall. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

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

Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition Today and February 18

On February 7 and 18, the Office of Admissions will host their annual Full Tuition Scholarship Competition for newly admitted high school students. The best and brightest applicants from around the globe will have the opportunity to interact with staff, faculty, and current students while also competing for the scholarship award. Parents and family members are invited to join us as well. A special note of thanks to the faculty, staff, and students who have dedicated their time and energy into helping make our events a success.

Former Faculty Member to Give Theology Lecture on Campus

The School of Theology and Theology Student Union are pleased to welcome Dr. William J. Abraham for a public lecture on Monday, February 14, at 3 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Dr. Abraham, the Albert C. Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Southern Methodist University, will speak on "Divine and Human Action in Conversion." He is a leading scholar in both philosophical theology and Wesley studies and a former SPU faculty member.

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: Nienhuis and “The Genesis of Jesus" Matthew 1:1-4:17

Dave Nienhuis, associate professor of New Testament Studies, looks at the first chapters in Matthew, which assert God's ongoing work in the world specifically through Jesus, the Messiah, who stands as a continuation of God's covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. January 11, 2011. Video and audio. More

Reminder: Read or Listen to Lectio

This free online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word, beginning in Genesis, with the guidance of a School of Theology professor. Not only will you learn from your guide, but you have the option of "going deeper" in your study of each week's Scripture passage through links to other commentaries and resources. You can read the Lectio online, listen to a podcast, or both. Over the course of four years, you'll encounter a majority of the Bible – and do so in tandem with the Seattle Pacific community as students, faculty, and staff focus on the same weekly Scripture in Chapel, community Bible studies, and other weekly worship events. The quarter's Lectio readings feature Associate Professor of New Testament Studies Dave Nienhuis on the Book of Matthew. Sign up today. More

Campus Dining Deals This Week

“Come on over to Falcon's Landing. Chef Nigel is extending last week's special offer at Grill 155. Buy an Angus Ranch Club Burger for only $3.99, and make it a combo for only $2 more. This week at Einstein's Bagels — everyday after 2 p.m., buy a bagel with schmear for only $2. Exclusively at Academic Perks, buy any grande-sized drink and purchase a pastry for only $0.99. Available at Pura Vida and Academic Perks this Valentine's Day season (February 7-14) – get $1 off a delicious Dark Cherry Mocha. Finally, all regular Subway foot-long sandwiches are $5 this entire month."

Upcoming Home Athletic Games

Thursday, February 10. Women's basketball vs. Northwest Nazarene, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 11. Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 12
Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 8 a.m.
Women's basketball vs. Central Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Pink Zone Night in support of the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink.)

Sunday, February 13. Indoor track at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor, University of Washington, 8 a.m. More

Retirement Planning: Individual Consultations and Group Meetings This Week

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 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 to attend 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.

Oh, No! No Pet Photo This Week

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

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 10. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 14.


Lustyk's Paper Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk recently had a paper published titled “Relationships Among Premenstrual Symptom Reports, Menstrual Attitudes, and Mindfulness" in the journal Mindfulness. Kathy would like to recognize her co-authors, Dr. Winslow Gerrish, who received his doctorate in clinical psychology from SPU in 2010; post-baccalaureate student Ashton Scholar; Haley Douglas, who received her degree in psychology from SPU in 2009, and Drs. Bowen and Marlatt, esteemed colleagues from the University of Washington psychology department.

SOE Faculty Go to Olympia

School of Education professors June Hyun, Cher Edwards, and Richard Cleveland traveled to Olympia last week to meet with various representatives and state senators to advocate for the school counseling/education profession. The group wanted to create awareness on a number of current house bills that would impact the field of education. Their visit was in collaboration with the Washington School Counselor Association's (WSCA) “Day on the Hill" – an annual event to promote professional and legislative advocacy. Pictured in the photo (select the link to see the photo) from left to right are June Hyun, assistant professor of counselor education; Cher Edwards, associate professor and chair of counselor education; and Richard Cleveland, instructor of counselor education and WSCA president. More

Sawers' Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Accounting Kimberly Sawers titled “Does Greater Risk-Bearing in Stock Option Compensation Reduce the Influence of Problem Framing on Managerial Risk-Taking Behavior?" has been accepted for publication in Behavioral Research in Accounting. The article was co-authored with Arnold Wright (Northeastern) and Tina Zamora (Seattle University.) An abstract of the article can be found online. 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

Administrative Assistant, Development
Budget and Records Analyst, Facility Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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