Monday, March 28, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Undergraduate Academic Counseling Advising Loads

With the return of Kristen Labrecque from maternity leave, and Mark Sullivan fully trained, the Undergraduate Academic Counselors in Student Academic Services will return to our regular advising loads of approximately 500 students per full-time counselor. With Mark taking over the population previously served by Ben Weins, the current counselor alphabet breakdown, designated by the first letters of students' last names, is listed below. The information is also listed on our website at //

A-Co Annette Rendahl,, x2539
Cp-Haq Mark Sullivan,, x2661
Har-Lem Serena Severance,, x2542
Len-Lz, Int'l Debbie Crouch,, x2446
M-Pd Kristen Labrecque,, x2245
Pe-Sp Jim Kim,, x2255
Sq-Van Ingrid Steele,, x2578
Vao-Z Kim Ward,, x2324

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students on a first -come, first-serve basis during the first week of the quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Spring 2011 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students should have already met with their faculty advisor, as these meetings do not result in the removal of the faculty advisor hold. Students may check in with an academic counselor, located at the check-in table in the lobby directly outside of Demaray Hall 150. Drop in hours are as follows:
• Wednesday, March 30: 9 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Thursday, March 31: 9:30 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Friday, April 1: 9 a.m.-4.p.m.
• Monday, April 4: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 5: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tuition Freedom Day Is April 1

SPU's fourth annual “Tuition Freedom Day" will be celebrated Friday, April 1, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in Weter Lounge. University Advancement is sponsoring this event with the Senior Gift Committee to celebrate the significant impact of donors in offsetting the costs that students pay to attend SPU. Tuition Freedom Day is designed to raise campus awareness of the impact of donors and the importance of giving back. This date signifies the point in the year when the money that students pay to attend SPU “runs out," and the rest of the year is paid for by other revenue streams, including a large proportion of donations to the University. There will be tables with balloons, food, and thank-you cards for students to fill out for donors. Please encourage your students to stop by. For more information, contact University Fund Manager Katie Sims at 206-281-2690 or

Introduction to New Lectio Series with Castelo

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) is hosting an informal gathering at Kingswood House (303 W. Dravus) on Monday, April 4, 10-11 a.m. with Spring Quarter Lectio writer and Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo. All faculty and staff are welcome to hear Daniel share an introduction to this new Lectio series on Romans, and to engage in dialogue as our campus embarks on this study. Please join us, enjoy a cup of coffee, and take part in the discussion. Contact Kelsey Holloway in CBTE at or 206-378-5415 with any questions. No RSVP is needed.

Now at the Art Center Gallery: Annual “Senior Studio" Shows

The latest artwork by SPU students is now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The annual “Senior Studio" shows features oil paintings, illustrations, photographs, mobile sculptures, and interactive installations. The students, all seniors, are majoring in illustrations/new pictures and studio art. Admission is free, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona, close to campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. To contact the Art Center Gallery, call 206-281-2079. More

Free! Know Your Numbers Personal Health Screening

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, pulse, and BMI? If not, get this information free. SPU is providing personal health screening that will give you confidential and virtually immediate results. Do you receive SPU benefits? If so, sign up for a convenient appointment time on either April 18 or 20. The screening will be held in Falcon Club Lounge in Royal Brougham Pavilion, and involve a tiny finger stick. Then enter the results into the online HealthQuotient between April 18 through May 15. Although you and your Premera-covered spouse already have access to the many resources of WebMD, you are not eligible for the $75 award unless you complete the WebMD HealthQuotient between April 18 and May 15. More to come! Select the link to make an appointment for the personal health screening. More

Weekly Yoga Sessions Start April 5

Due to the success of the “Lunch and Learn" yoga session that took place Winter Quarter and the high demand for weekly opportunities to practice yoga here on campus, the SPU Wellness Committee and First Free Methodist Church are proud to offer weekly yoga sessions every Tuesday during Spring Quarter beginning April 5. The sessions will be held from 12 until 1 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church gymnasium. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. You'll learn from Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher. Don't forget: You can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for your April participation (four sessions) and another five points for your May participation (five sessions). These points count toward your quarterly 50 points in WebMD. Remember: You can self-apply these and other points based on healthy activities. Every 50 points you earn in a quarter equals $50 for your 2012-13 flexible spending account. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at 206-281-2676 or Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading With Gina Ochsner

Join Gina Ochsner, award-winning author and M.F.A. faculty member, for the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Gina, who teaches in SPU's low-residency creative writing M.F.A. program, has also taught “Magical Realism" in Image journal's Glen Online program. Her fiction has an aura of timelessness, placing mythology and burdened history alongside modern, urban angst, sharply written dialogue, and urgent character conflict. Gina has been awarded several grants and awards for her short stories, including the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Glimmertrain and the Kenyon Review. In 1999, SPU colleagues established the reading series to honor Professor Emerita Gates, who taught English at Seattle Pacific for 36 years. Funded by the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading Series Endowment, the annual event is intended to bring prominent writers to campus. Visit the website for more information. More

Bantum Talks About His New Book at Quest Church

About his new book Redeeming Mulatto, Assistant Professor of Theology Brian Bantum says, “It is an attempt to discern my own life as a mixed-race child, figuring out where to belong, realizing that belonging is itself a difficult and dangerous business. Yet, it is also a work that arises out of a Christian faith that both grounded my disorientation while introducing new questions, possibilities, and impossibilities." Brian will talk about his new book and issues of race and theology at Quest Church on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Quest Church is located 3233 15th Ave. West in Seattle. Admission is free.

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship by April 8

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2011-12 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate him or her for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 8, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Local Athletic Games

Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m., JD Shotwell Invitational track meet at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. More

Campus Dining Hours This Week

Falcon's Landing
Tuesday, March 29: Closed
Wednesday, March 30: Normal hours

Monday, March 28
Pura Vida: 7:45–11 a.m.
C-Store: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29
Pura Vida, C-Store, and Subway: Normal hours

Try the New Starbucks Iced Via at Academic Perks

On Friday, April 1, exclusively at Academic Perks – come and sample the new Starbucks iced Via product between 2-4 p.m. Come and be one of the first to try this new drink brought to you by Starbucks.

Summer Reservations for Camp Casey Due April 5

Summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey. The dates of stay available are June 13–September 26, 2011. Reservation requests are due by April 5. The summer requests are based on years of service to SPU and past summer stays at Casey. We rank employees by their years of service, which is provided by Human Resources. Once the ranking is developed, the past summer-stay history is cross checked. If you have stayed at Casey during the summer, with a summer reservation request fulfilled, your ranking is replaced with the years it has been since your stay at Casey. Confused? Just contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Apply for a reservation online. More

Staff Members Nominations Due by April 4

Fill out the quick and easy online nomination form at // If you would like your nominee to be considered for 2011 Staff of the Year awards, submit your nomination by April 4. But that's not all! Every time you nominate a staff member for staff recognition between now and April 4, your name will be entered into a drawing for this gift basket. (Pictured on the right). Go ahead, nominate someone now and see just how easy it is to lift up the good work of your staff colleagues! And, watch a short video to learn more. More

Hire a SPRINT Team for Your Spring Cleaning Project

This summer, SPRINT will send 11 teams to learn and serve in 10 countries around the world. You can support the teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, housecleaning, 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

NEW FEATURE: From the Archives

(Today we begin a new monthly feature, showcasing photographs from the SPU Archives and provided by University Archivist Adrienne Meier.) This aerial photograph of the Seattle Pacific College campus was taken sometime in the mid-1960s, probably 1965 or 1966. Between 1960 and 1967, many new buildings were constructed on campus, including Hill and Ashton Residence Halls, Crawford Music Building, Gwinn Commons, Weter Memorial Library, and Demaray Hall, all of which can be clearly seen in the photograph. In the picture, houses and trees cover the city block where Martin Square and the Library are now. Fifth Avenue West, with cars parked on the upper side, splits Gwinn Commons, Weter Library and a still-under-construction Demaray Hall from the main campus. Select the link to the full photograph. 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

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 31. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 4.


Van Duzer's Book Featured in The Marketplace Magazine

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer's book Why Business Matters to God was the cover story for the April 2011 edition of The Marketplace magazine, published by Mennonite Economic Development Associates. Craig Martin reviews the book and concludes, “This book is a necessary read for any businessperson who takes both their business and faith seriously. Almost more important however, is that this book should be read by Christians outside of the business world."

Ward Presents at National Conference

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) held its annual conference in Seattle March 13-16. During the conference, Associate Vice President of Information and Data Management Janet Ward presented three sessions. Two were focused on enrollment planning and management techniques, and, in the third, Janet served on a panel that provided mentoring tips to future leaders.

Parrott's Chapter Published

A chapter by Professor of Psychology Les Parrott and his wife, Leslie, titled: “Preparing Couples for Marriage: The SYMBIS Model" was recently published in David Carson (ed.), Case Studies in Couples Therapy: Theory-Based Approaches by Routledge. Les and Leslie's “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)" model is part of their marriage-preparation workshop for engaged and newlywed couples. Topics include "The Myths of Marriage," "Sexuality and Marriage," "Fighting the Good Fight," and "Money Matters." More information can be found at the Center for Relationship Development website. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
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

Administrative Assistant, Development
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (.8, 10-month), Residence Life
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Practitioner (.8, 9-month), Health Services
Operations Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator (10-month), Residence Life
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial 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

Volume #39, Issue #13 | Published by: University Communications

Submit News | Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines | E-mail the Editor | View the Archives

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018