Monday, February 28, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: "The Beginning of the End"

Bonnie Brann, executive pastor at First Free Methodist Church, is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The text for her talk is from Matthew 24:1-25:46. “Throughout the book of Matthew, we have become acquainted with the tensions between the kingdom of this world and the proclaimed kingdom of heaven. In these chapters, Jesus asserts the coming fulfillment of his teaching, and the ultimate failure of the current worldly systems. Therefore, through this hope in Christ we are able to live into God's promises in the midst of our current brokenness."

Born Identity Exhibit: Piecing Together Your Identity: Have You started?

Are you aware of your privilege? The Born Identity Exhibit running March 2-4 in Emerson Lobby is a visual and interactive experience that seeks to highlight the nature of white privilege in our society, how it came to be, and what we can do in response. The exhibit is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Daily guided tours will be offered 3-4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday. Or, you can walk through the exhibit on your own. Join us for a brown bag discussion on Thursday, March 3, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 258 to discuss, "What Is My Born Identity? Reflections on White Identity." Optional small group discussions will be held 1:30–2 p.m.

Invite Students to Health Care Career Fair on March 4

The School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Puget Sound-area nurse recruiters and nursing students. On Friday, March 4, nursing recruiters will be on campus to hear a presentation about how nurses will contribute to the future of health care in Washington state. In the afternoon, recruiters will hold a traditional career fair for students from 12–2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Although the focus is nursing, any undergraduate or graduate student interested in a health care career is welcome. Please invite your students and feel free to drop by yourself. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Health Sciences Chris Henshaw at or 206-281-2612.

Student Stories Wanted

Do you know a student with a story to tell? Cascade yearbook is looking for student stories. Contact them if you know someone whose story is inspiring, interesting, or funny. Send your story idea to

Ask an Attorney Day at SPU on March 30

Estate planning can seem overwhelming, and many of us find it hard to know how to get started answering the big questions:

• Do I have a current will that outlines the legacy I desire for my loved ones, church, or favorite charities?
• Have I appointed someone to take care of my financial affairs or health care decisions should I become unable to do so?
• Who will manage my estate and distribute it according to the terms of my will?
• Do I have a document that tells my physicians and loved ones what kind of life-sustaining care I favor should it become necessary?
• Have I made future arrangements for the care of my minor children or a special-needs child?

SPU is offering faculty and staff a way to get closer to the answers. You are invited to discuss these and other estate planning issues at the “Ask an Attorney Day" on Wednesday, March 30, sponsored by the Office of University Advancement. You can take advantage of a 20-minute complimentary one-on-one appointment with a Christian estate planning attorney –– right here on campus. Twenty-minute appointments can be scheduled between 1 and 5 p.m., and will be held in the second floor of the SPU Library. Appointments reservations are mandatory and can be made by emailing Alison Howard at Alison will contact you to confirm your appointment time. Space is limited and appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have questions, call Director of Development for Gift Planning Marlon Sandlin at 206-281-2257. The estate planning attorneys are:

Nancy Cahill (B.A., Yale University; J.D., Seattle University). Nancy has practiced law since 1984 and does a mixture of real estate, estate planning, probate, business, and nonprofit work. Her office is located just north of University Village in Seattle.

Steve Walter (B.A., SPU; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; J.D., Univ. of Puget Sound School of Law). Since 1996, Steve has focused his practice on estate planning, including trusts, estate tax law, wills, probate, asset protection planning, business succession planning and disability planning practiced law. His office is in Bellevue.

SAVE THE DATE: Embracing the (W)hole Gospel

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education is pleased to announce an upcoming conference, “Embracing the (W)hole Gospel," based on Richard Stearn's book, The Hole in Our Gospel. On Tuesday, May 10, Richard Stearns, president of World Vision United States, and Steve Haas, chief catalyst for World Vision, will be on campus to discuss themes revolving around the cause of social justice. Details are forthcoming, but we encourage you to spread the word across campus, particularly as you interact with students. Faculty, please consider how you might include this event in your spring syllabi. Feel free to contact the CBTE at or 206-378-5415 with any questions, and watch for more specifics.

Latest on iTunes U: Changing Intended Majors

Student Academic Services discusses the process for changing majors and selecting faculty advisors. More

Upcoming Music Events

The new SPU Orchestra will perform Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Campus Dining Deals This Week

This week at Falcon's Landing, there's a new item at Einstein's Bagels. This week only, grab the all new Chicken Havarti Bagel Thin Melt for only $3.99 after 3 p.m. Starting Thursday at Grill 155, Nigel is bringing back his Street Tacos for only $3.99. If you're looking for something more nutritious, swing by Medley. All salad creations are 20 percent off (chicken and tuna are regular prices). Exclusively at Academic Perks on Fridays, buy a grande-sized espresso and get two punches on your punch card. Also, if you bring your own cup, get $0.10 off your coffee purchase.

More Pet Photos REALLY 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 Photo of the Week

“Here's our dog, Dozer, experiencing the peace that passes understanding." Kathy Henning, communications specialist in University Communications. Select the link for a larger image of Dozer. 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, March 3. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 7.

Theatre Presents Student Directed One Act Play

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre presents two students directed one act play, March 1-5, 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre inside McKinley Hall. Tickets are $6. Group rates are available for 20 or more. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit The theater is wheelchair accessible.

“A Roz Any Other Time"
Romeo's ex-lover Rosaline arrives home from a Capulet celebration where Romeo met his new heartthrob, Juliet. Enraged that she was surpassed by Juliet, Rosaline plots with her best friend, Vera, to win Romeo back. The student director is Molly Tellers.

The three weird sisters from Shakespeare's Macbeth are on the escape in Denmark. Warned by the “signs," the eldest sister, Torrence, and the youngest sister, Harper, fear that the awful deeds they committed in Scotland has finally caught up to them, and once again they make plans to flee. The student director is Paul Adolphen. More


Shelton's Article Published

An article written by Tiffany Shelton, schedule and publications coordinator in Student Academic Services, has been published in the current online edition of the PACRAO Review. The article, titled “Kids These Days: Maintaining Relevance With the Millenials," provides steps you can take to engage with the millenial generation of students and student workers on campus. This is Tiffany's second published article with this organization. PACRAO is the Pacific Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. Read the article online. More

Karns Named “Reviewer of the Year"

Gary Karns, professor of marketing, was recently named “Reviewer of the Year" by the Journal of Marketing Education. The award was given in appreciation for quick response, extensive and constructive comments provided, helpful involvement with other journal issues, and the number of reviews completed.

Welcome, Danielle

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Danielle Richmond, a new Student Financial Services representative.


Lee Quoted in Northwest Asian Weekly

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Science Jaeil Lee was quoted in a story in the Northwest Asian Weekly about the question of copyright protection for fashion designers. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
University Librarian

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 Residence Life Coordinator (.8, 10-month), Residence Life
Budget and Records Analyst, Facility Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Residence Life Coordinator (10-month), Residence Life
Student Financial Services Counselor, 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

Volume #39, Issue #9 | Published by: University Communications

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