Monday, April 11, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “Election Revisited"

Bob Zurinsky, assistant director of the Center for Worship, is speaking in chapel on Tuesday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. He will talk about Romans 4.

Social Venture Plan Competition April 13

The showcase for this year's Social Venture Plan Competition will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2–6 p.m. in Weter Lounge and Martin Square. The competition will be followed by an awards ceremony. Thirty-four teams will compete, 25 from SPU and nine from other universities. Three teams will compete from Duy Tan University (from Danang, Vietnam). Teams have developed a wide variety of business plans for their ventures that include SwiftCycles, which promotes cost-effective transportation through bicycle rentals; Diaqua, which improves nutrition for those living at the margin through soilless growth of plants; and Roost, which provides local communities with the tools and education needed to interact with and take ownership of their food through hens and eggs. Join us in celebrating the wonderful work of these students and their vision of a better world.

Beauty Image: How Media Influences Body Image

A photography editing demonstration and panel discussion showing how the media influences body image will be held Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Otto Miller 109. (This event was originally scheduled as a part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February.) The panel discussion features Joshua Longbrake, professional photographer; Jennifer McKinney, director of the SPU Women's Studies program; Caleb Mitchell, eating disorders therapist; and Jennifer Frechette, therapist and model for the night. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday Food for Thought: Jeffrey Overstreet

Bring a brown-bag lunch and join “Thursday Food for Thought" in the reading room at the SPU library. Enjoy lunch with SPU faculty and staff authors as they discuss their latest publications on Thursdays, April 14-May 19, 12:30-1:15 p.m. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. On April 14, Jeffery Overstreet, contributing editor to SPU's Response magazine, will read from his newest book The Ale Boy's Feast. He will also share the storybooks, music, and games from his childhood that inspired his writing. More

Weter Lecture With Paul Yost

The Winifred E. Weter Faculty Award Lecture for Meritorious Scholarship is Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This year's speaker is Paul Yost, associate professor of industrial/organizational psychology. He will talk about new research in psychology and neuroscience that suggests how a few stable, genetically determined traits can predict success in job performance, life satisfaction, longevity, and even religiosity. Paul has worked with Battelle Research, GEICO, Boeing, and at Microsoft as a senior human resources researcher. More

Autism Lecture on April 19

Autism is now considered the most common developmental disorder in children. It is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism – about 1.5 million in the United States. The cause is still unknown. Dr. Ralphael Bernier, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at University of Washington's Center for Human Development and Disability, will present the current understanding of the genetics behind autism, and highlight the advances and challenges of this disorder at a special lecture on Tuesday, April 19, 7–9 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Dr. Bernier's autism research examines effective and accurate diagnosis and treatment. He is also the author of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook. More

[In Context]: Conversations About Race: Register by April 15

[In Context] is a new discussion series sponsored by the ASSP Intercultural Director DeHeavalyn Pullium and open to students, faculty, and staff who would like the opportunity to engage in honest and intentional conversations about race. This is not simply to equip participants to help the “other," but also to challenge, strengthen, and possibly revise participants' preconceived understandings. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is April 15. There will be two different [In Context] discussion groups offered Spring Quarter: “The Deconstruction of Race" and “The ‘What?' and ‘Why?' of Bridges' Born Identity Exhibit." Discussions will be held every Thursday, 9–10:20 a.m., April 21-May 26. If you are interested in participating in an [In Context] discussion group, email DeHeavalyn at Visit the website to register. More

Faculty, Staff Invited: Première of Documentary About John Perkins

Faculty and staff are invited to April 25 première of Let Justice Roll On: The Life and Legacy of John M. Perkins. The evening begins with pre-film appetizers exclusively for faculty and staff at 6 p.m. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons, and be followed with a Q&A with John Perkins, Tali Hairston, and filmmaker Michael Eaton. The premeire is free and open to the public. Watch a trailer of the documentary and learn more by visiting the website. More

2011 Summer Housing for Student Employees

As you begin to hire students for summer jobs, remember that on-campus summer housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications, including location and price, are now available in the Office of University Services and must be received by Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m. Please advise your student employees to complete an application if they are hoping to live on campus during the summer. If you have any questions, contact University Services at 206-281-2188 or

Embracing the (W)hole Gospel Conference

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education is pleased to present “Embracing the (W)hole Gospel," a one-day conference and Church Leaders Forum inspired by Richard Stearns' book The Hole in Our Gospel. On Tuesday, May 10, Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S. and Steve Haas, vice president and chief catalyst for World Vision, will be on campus to discuss themes revolving around the cause of social justice. 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. Contact the CBTE at or 206-378-5415 with any questions.

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: Introducing our new health and wellness item called "Medley Wrap." The introductory discount of $.50 off the regular price has been extended until April 15.

Grill 155: Try our mouthwatering Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich for only $3.99.

Einstein's Bagels: Afternoon break for a Bagel & Schmear for $2 after 2 p.m.

C-Store: The brand new "C-Card" is now available — see our cashier for more details!

Subway: Try our new Double Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread Sandwich for $5.

Pura Vida: Stay tuned: Our Top Barista contest is coming soon!

Academic Perks: Exclusive: Purchase the all-new Starbucks VIA coffee packets, instant coffee on-the-go!

Centurions Can Help With Your Big Projects

Let the Centurions Club help with your large, manual labor projects! We can do big projects involving yard work, moving, and a variety of other work projects. We are seeking as many projects as possible to help raise funds for our annual service trip to Bozeman, Montana, to support the work of a Christian outdoor education and adventure camp. We have anywhere from two to 19 guys available to work hard and tackle those large projects you've been putting off! Services are provided by donation; make us an offer! We are hoping to have these projects completed by early May. Contact Raygan Baker at or Rob Henry at to schedule a project.

Summary Annual Report for Health Plan

SPU is required to file certain information about our health and welfare plan on an annual basis with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This provides your annual notification of SPU's filing. To view the Summary Annual Report, visit the website. More

Support Students' Global Missions and Finish Your Home Cleanup Project

This summer, SPRINT will send 10 teams to learn and serve in nine countries around the world. You can support teams' fundraising efforts by hiring a team to help with landscaping, housecleaning, or other work projects around your house. This spring, students have helped faculty and staff members with lawn care, moving projects, garage cleanup, and more! We suggest a donation of $10 per hour per student. 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

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship: Deadline Extended to April 18

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 1 8, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Pet Photos of the Week

“This is Baylis the Goldendoodle (70 lbs), and his best friend, Juan Carlos the yorkie, (4 FULL lbs. of energy). They are good reminders that we don't have to be alike to get along. The only problem with the combination is that they each believe they are the same size as the other. They are a handful. They rarely skip a beat doing everything from eating, sleeping, wrestling, and running together." Lindy Pearson, administrative assistant, University Ministries and the Center for Worship. Select the link for a gallery of photos of Baylis and Juan Carlos. 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, April 14. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 18.


Schlee Named Marketing Educator of the Year

Regina Schlee, professor of marketing, was selected by Marketing Educator's Association (MEA) as “Marketing Educator of the Year." MEA is the premier international organization for faculty development of the marketing professoriate. The organization's mission is to provide worldwide leadership in promoting the development and sharing of scholarship that enhances marketing education and advances marketing knowledge and practice. The Marketing Educator of the Year is selected by a committee of MEA members based on a member's contribution to the field of marketing education. Congratulations, Regina!

Braden Makes Presentation

Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden gave a presentation titled "Poaching and Biodiversity Loss in the Russian Federation" at the Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Seattle on April 14. Her talk was part of the session “The Politicized Environment in Putin's Russia," sponsored by Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European Specialty Group.

Thorpe Book Reading on April 23

Professor of English Doug Thorpe will read from his recently published book Wisdom Sings the World at Elliot Bay Bookstore on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Also, his essay on water in Israel-Palestine is now available in the current issue of Sojourners magazine.

Scott and Cher Edwards Give Presentation in Italy

Scott Edwards, associate professor of marriage and family therapy, and Cher Edwards, associate professor of counselor education, were invited to join Auburn University faculty to give a presentation at the Joseph S. Bruno Study Abroad program in Ariccia, Italy, on March 28. Scott and Cher presented on the topic of cultural transitions, "Creating a Cone Free Zone: Cultural Impacts on Stress, Wellness, and Relationships," and established collaborative relationships for ongoing research.

Ferreiro's Article Published

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled "Martinian Veneration in Gaul and Iberia: Martin of Tours and Martin of Braga" was published in Studia Monastica [Abbey of Montserrat, Barcelona] 51, 1 (2010)1-32, 2 figures. The article explores the diffusion of veneration of both saints in Gaul and Iberia, respectively. Both were born in the same Roman province of Pannonia (present day Romania), although they lived two centuries apart. Martin of Tours became posthumously known as the “Apostle to Gaul," while Martin of Braga was known as “Apostle to Gallaecia," Northwestern Spain. Martin of Braga also became the first prelate in Iberia to promote devotion to his namesake Martin of Tours. The article examines mainly source material dating from the sixth century through the 12th century, although an important 18th century breaviary from the Cathedral of Braga, Portugal is also included.

Lumpe Reelected to WSASCD Board

Associate Dean of Education Andrew Lumpe was reelected to another three-year term on the Washington State Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development Board of Directors.


Eaton, Business Breakfast in columnist Joel Connelly attended SPU's annual Downtown Business Breakfast on April 8, and reported on the event for the political news blog called “Strange Bedfellows." Read it online. More

Tindalls Featured in Seattle Times

Gymnastics Head Coach Laurel Tindall, and her daughter and Falcon gymnast Kai Tindall, were featured in the sport section of The Seattle Times on April 7. Read the story online. More

Geleva, Students Featured on

Assistant Professor of Nutrition Daniela Geleva and students Tina Hayashi, Heidi Laabs-Johnson, and Gina Ogazi were featured on the Queen Anne community website at Daniela and the students are organizing the new Community Kitchen at SPU. Read the story online. 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, Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant, Development
Customer Service Representative (.34), Casey Conference Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Development
Nurse Practitioner (.8, 9-month), Health Services
Residence Life Coordinator (10-month), Residence Life

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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