Monday, March 7, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: Matthew 26:1-28:20, "The Revealed Hope of Christ"

Joy Moore, associate dean for black church studies and church relations at Duke Divinity School, is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. “In the last section of Matthew, we find Jesus facing the consequences for his teaching. His challenge of the current systems is requited with judgment and condemnation. Yet, through his willing death, Jesus fully and completely lives into his attested kingdom of self-less generosity. When all hope seems lost and his words appear empty, Jesus is resurrected as a final, victorious proclamation of the success of God's kingdom. The resurrection offers hope and assurance that our work is not in vain."

Ash Wednesday Service

University Ministries and the Center for Worship invite faculty and staff to a special Ash Wednesday service on March 9 at 12:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The service will feature guest speaker Dr. Joy Moore from Duke Divinity School, and musical guest Jeff Johnson. Download a PDF with a brief description of the theological significance of Lent. More

Choral Concert March 11

The men's and women's choirs will perform Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Would You Like to be the Next Staff of the Month?

Then consider nominating yourself for staff recognition through the Staff Council website! Or better yet, do your part to encourage an environment of appreciation in your department by nominating some of your colleagues to be honored for the great work they do. The nomination form is easy to use, so feel free to use it often. As an added incentive, nominate someone by April 4 and you'll have your name automatically entered into a drawing for this sweet gift basket of goodies. You can access the newly designed nomination form on the Staff Council website. More

Hire a SPRINT Team for Your Spring Cleaning Project

This summer, SPRINT will send 11 teams to learn and serve in ten countries around the world. You can support the teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, house cleaning, or other work projects around your house. We suggest a donation of $10 per hour per student. Funds go directly to students' trip accounts. Projects can be scheduled any time before graduation. For more information, contact Michelle Suh, SPRINT fundraising coordinator, at or Owen Sallee, John Perkins Center staff advisor, at

Prayer Hotline Looking for Volunteers

Our Prayer is an international prayer hotline, and SPU is privileged enough to recruit volunteers. Volunteers give up one hour of their time a week, call into the hotline, and pray for people over the phone. The volunteers are not praying constantly throughout the hour; a person gets between three to six calls an hour. The volunteers are able to pray via their cell phone, or the Our Prayer office phone. Whatever phone they choose to use, they will not be charged for the minutes used during their hour of volunteer time. For more information, contact Katie Powell, SPU Our Prayer coordinator, at or 425-256-1192.

Discounts for Faculty, Staff

Take a look at the Human Resources page titled "Product and Service Discounts Provided by Other Companies." Check out discounts available to you just for being an SPU employee. More

Couples Retreat Open to Faculty, Staff

Marriage and Family Therapy faculty member Tina Schermer Sellers will host a three-day retreat for couples focused on restoring connection and revitalizing the sacred aspects of marriage. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. The retreat will be held at the Heathman Resort and Spa in Kirkland, Washington, March 24–27. For more information and to register, visit the website. More

Student Stories Wanted

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

Falcon Athletics This Week

The men's and women's basketball teams are in the playoffs! Visit the website for all the latest information.

Friday, March 11. Gymnastics, SPU at Washington, Hec Edmondson Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 12. Outdoor track & field, SPU at Pacific Lutheran Invitational in Tacoma, 9 a.m. More

Campus Dining Deals This Week

Check out the deals this week! Nigel is cooking his best again at GRILL 155; he's making Street Tacos (only $3.99) and starting Wednesday, he's making Chicken Quesadillas -- get them before they're gone! At Einstein's Bagels, grab a bagel with schmear for only $2 after 2 p.m. For breakfast or just a quick snack, head over to Academic Perks for their new warm brown sugar oatmeal with cranberries and walnuts for $2.49. If you buy a coffee drink, the oatmeal is only $1.99. Coming soon to Pura Vida and Academic Perks is a new punch card; buy 13 espresso drinks (drip coffee, tea, and refills excluded), get the 14th free!

Latest on iTunes U: Tali Hairston

Instead of reinforcing our certainties about God, Jesus' parables challenge our ideas of how we live into the kingdom of heaven. Tali Hairston, director of the Perkins Center and special assistant to the president. February 1, 2011. More

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

“Here are some photos of my 3-year-old German Shepherd named Jon Jon. He weighs 100 pounds, but thinks he is still small enough to sit on my lap during car rides. Before we brought Jon Jon home as a 7-week-old puppy, our family would have never dreamed of how much joy one pet could give us. When we laugh, he laughs too, with his tail." Lois Lee, administrative assistant, Facility and Project Management. Select the link for another photo of Jon Jon. 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 10. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 14.


Ferreiro Named to Editorial Boards

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro has been named to the editorial boards of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (Western Michigan University) and the Lusitania Sacra (Catholic University of Portugal). He is currently on the editorial board of the Medieval Sermon Studies journal (Oxford-Paris-Leeds). He will review books and evaluate manuscripts submitted for publication in his area of expertise.

Roberts' Memoir Wins Literary Awards

Pieces of Someday, a memoir about teaching written by adjunct education faculty member Jan Vallone Roberts, has won two “Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards." It placed first nationally in the memoir category, and first across genres in the Pacific region. Read a review online. More

MacDonald Presents Paper

Don MacDonald, professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, presented a paper at the annual Psychology of the Other Conference in Seattle. His paper was titled “Emmanuel Levinas and John Macmurray Meet and Wonder if Psychotherapy Has Merit."

Welcome, Kelsie

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Kelsie Job, office assistant, School of Theology. Contact information can be found on the online SPU white pages.


Pope-Levison Interviewed on KIRO Radio

Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison was interviewed by KIRO news radio (97.3 FM) on March 7 about doomsday cults, including a current group of Christians who believe that “Judgment Day" is May 21, 2011.

Steele on KOMO Radio

On March 4, Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Richard Steele was interviewed on “Newsline PM With Ken Schram" on KOMO radio (1000 AM) about the American Catholic Bishops recent decision to update the New American Bible. The interview dealt with the change in Isaiah 7:14, identifying the mother of the coming messiah as “a young women" instead of “a virgin."

Redfield on KOMO Radio

On March 1, School of Health Science Instructor Carol Redfield was interviewed on “Newsline PM With Ken Schram" on KOMO radio (1000 AM) about the book, The Longevity Project. The research project concluded that if activities rise or stay high in middle age, people will stay healthier and live longer.


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

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