Monday, May 16, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: “Relating to the State"

On Tuesday, May 17, Kelsey Holloway, administrative assistant for the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, will speak in chapel at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Her talk is based on Romans 13.

Professors Respond to Love Wins by Rob Bell

Three theology faculty members will discuss The New York Times bestseller Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived on Tuesday, May 17, 1–2 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The book by Pastor Rob Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith — the afterlife — asking the question, “would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever?" Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo, Instructor of Biblical Studies Nijay Gupta, and Assistant Professor of Theology Mike Langford will talk about Bell's book, followed by a Q & A. This event is sponsored by the School of Theology. More

Thursday Food for Thought: Andrew Ryder

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 books on Thursdays, 12:30–1:15 p.m. A Q & A will follow, and copies are available for purchase. On May 19, Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder will read from a recent paper on a parody of The Mikado performed by pacifists at Cascade Locks in Oregon during World War II. The story of this performance provides an introduction to the range of theatre activities in the Civilian Public Service. More

Faculty: Are You Conducting a Research Project With a Student?

etc magazine is looking for stories about student and faculty research from all disciplines. Please send an email to etc Editor Julia Siemens at about the project, and the student or students who are or will be working with you. Thank you!

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 feature 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

“Reconciled" A Gospel Oratorio" on May 22

SPU's Wind Symphony and Gospel Choir will perform together at “Reconciled: A Gospel Oratorio" on Sunday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Also participating in the concert will be the University Presbyterian Church Gospel Choir. The concert will be directed by SPU faculty members Gerry Marsh and Stephen Newby. Gerry is director of music technology and director of the Wind Symphony, and is part of the music composition faculty. He was a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize for “Reconciled." In 1998, he was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. Stephen is director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship, director of the Gospel Choir, and associate professor of music. A songwriter, composer, and publisher of many musical styles and traditions, Stephen also serves as worship leader for Promise Keepers and Integrity Music. Admission is free and open to the public.

Forum on Haiti

"We're Still Here," a student-led forum to raise awareness about the current need in Haiti, will be held Tuesday, May 24, 7–8 p.m. in Demaray Hall 258. SPU students, staff, and alumni will talk about their recent trips to Haiti. Before the forum, students will organize a fundraiser called "Pennies for Pure Water." Water bottles will be placed around campus (specifically in the residence halls) to collect spare change. The donations will go towards the construction of a water filtration system in Haiti. If you would like more information, contact Madison Allen at

Eastside Van Pool?

Tired of rising gas prices and thinking about the toll that will soon be assessed to cross the 520 bridge? Now is the perfect time to consider saving money and joining a vanpool! Currently there are not any vanpools between the Eastside and campus, but we are looking into the possibility of starting one. At this point, we are thinking of meeting at the South Kirkland Park and Ride, but based on response may consider meeting at the Bear Creek Park and Ride in Redmond with a stop at the South Kirkland Park and Ride. Our work hours are 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you are interested in joining, email Heidi Lin in Student Financial Services at In your email, please indicate if you are interested in being a driver, bookkeeper, or rider, and which of these park and rides would work better for you. If there is enough interest, we will look at what the next steps are for trying to get this started.

Booking Camp Casey for Retreats

“Thanks for visiting my booth at the SPU HR Benefits Fair. Don't forget to think about booking Casey for your department retreats (rates as low as $15 per person), or as part of a church or community organization in which you belong ($22–24.50 per person). We also have a campground at Casey that rents for $25 per night. We love to share Casey with the entire extended SPU community! If you are on Whidbey and would like a tour for your event, just give us a call, or set up a visit in advance." Robyn Wynn, manager of Conference Services at Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn.

Theatre Department Presents The Fantasticks

The SPU Theatre Department presents The Fantasticks, May 24–27, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday, May 28, at 2 p.m. The play starts off with neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love with each other by staging a feud and placing a wall between their houses. One of the fathers hires an actor to fake Luisa's abduction so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa. Once Luisa and Matt realize their fathers' intentions, they both reject their love match and go off to explore.

The play is directed by SPU theatre alumni Candace and Sam Vance. Candace is also an adjunct theatre faculty member at SPU. 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. More

The Latest on iTunes U: Bottom Billions Conference Sessions

Many sessions of the recent Bottom Billions/Bottom Line Conference are now available on iTunes U. The conference was hosted by the Center for Integrity in Business. More

Cascade Yearbook Available This Week

Cascade yearbook will be on campus this week. If you have already purchased one, look for posters to direct you when and where to pick it up. If you have not yet bought one, it's not too late. You may purchase one on the spot at one of our locations. Don't miss your copy of all the highlights of the 2010–2011 school year!

Departments: Please Update Catalog Links

The 2011–12 Undergraduate Catalog ( and 2011–12 Graduate Catalog ( are now live. Departments are asked to update any catalog links on their sites so students find the correct information — and outdated links are eliminated. If you have any questions, contact your communications specialist in University Communications. Thank you!

Looking for Outstanding Graduates

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets prior to Commencement. Please send the name(s) of the students and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, were involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Send information by email to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at

Online Open Enrollment: Don't Put It Off!

Online Open Enrollment ends May 31. Be sure that you have made all your selections including any flexible spending account elections. To access Online Open Enrollment, follow instructions in your open enrollment packet, visit the Human Resources website, or contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or More

Latest From Campus Dining

Medley: Get 20 percent off all salad creations and salad wraps (chicken and tuna priced regularly).

Grill 155: Instead of fries with your combo, get a side salad from MEDLEY — healthier choices are available at Grill 155.

Einstein's Bagels: Get $1 off the delicious Grilled Chicken Philly combo meal after 2 p.m. If you just want a snack, come by and grab a bagel with schmear for only $2 after 2 p.m.

Academic Perks: New this week. Get $1 off all venti mochas! Also, the weather is getting warmer, so cool off with a Tazo Iced Tea drink —"Tazo Tea" Happy Hour is from 3 p.m. to close. When you purchase two grande iced teas, ask your barista about an exclusive discount card (while supplies last).

Pura Vida: Congratulations to Marisa Mault, Michaela Orzechowski, and Michael Piper — our Top Barista winners! Come into Pura Vida this week and vote for your favorite drink — it all comes down to one!

Pet Photos of the Week

“When my ailing mother was told two weeks ago that she would be moving from the hospital into a care center, her biggest concern was who would take care of her aged dog, Riley. So I offered to bring him home to live with us. Riley is somewhere around 15 years old (my mother got him from the pound in 2003 and was told then that he was, at best guess, 7). He is sweet, mellow, happy, and slow. He joins Dozer (10) and Lucy (2) for a household total of approximately 280 canine pounds." Kathy Henning, University Communications specialist. Select the link for another photo of Riley. 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, May 19. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, May 23.


MacDonald Presents Paper

Don MacDonald, professor of marriage and family therapy, and Stephen Lambert of Azuza Pacific University presented a paper at the annual Christian Association of Psychological Studies convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their paper was titled “Resilience of the Faith. Renewal of Psychology."

Hudson Advices Students for Presentation

Special education majors and seniors Alyssa Anderson and Anna Coulson, advised by Assistant Professor of Special Education Debby Hudson, gave a presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children in Washington, D.C., in April. The students co-presented with Professor Jeff McNair from California Baptist University. Alyssa and Anna presented on the need for inclusion throughout society, including churches, community, and schools. The students were also representatives at the National Association for Christians in Special Education booth during the conference, displaying research posters created by their SPU classmates on various disabilities.

Karn's Article Accepted for Publication

Professor of Marketing Gary Karns' article “Stewardship: A New Vision for the Purpose of Business" has been accepted for publication in a special issue of the Corporate Governance Journal on Corporate Responsibility and Emerging Markets.

Maybell Named “Supervisor of the Year"

Steve Maybell, director of SPU's Student Counseling Center and an adjunct faculty member in the marriage and family therapy master's program, was honored as the 2011 "Supervisor of the Year" by the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT), a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). This award was presented to Steve at the WAMFT awards banquet.

The presentation at the banquet stated. “This award honors an AAMFT clinical member/approved supervisor who demonstrates clinical and ethical excellence while fostering positive and strong relationships with supervisees. Steve is most deserving as he has been providing supervision to therapists at all professional development levels for 35 years. He has supervised master's level students, master's level therapists working toward licensure, licensed professionals, and MFT practicum students in the Seattle Pacific University program. Steve was nominated by SPU students who Steve supervises in practicum, professional MFTs who worked with Steve at Youth Eastside Services where he was clinical director from 1996 to 2005, and by his current staff at the Seattle Pacific University Student Counseling Center. From these many nominations, some obvious themes were reported by those supervised by Steve, including his persistent encouragement, accessibility, wisdom, creative ways at looking at client's lives and dynamics, enthusiasm, humility, sense of humor, calm in the midst of a crisis, and his continual focus on the strengths and gifts of the developing therapist. Several stated that they would not have made it in the profession had it not been for Steve's belief in them. Many shared that his influence on their careers will last a lifetime. Please congratulate and thank Steve for his contribution to SPU and to the profession." Congratulations, Steve!

William's Article Published

An article co-authored by Tracy Williams, professor of curriculum and instruction, was recently published in Curriculum in Context. The article is titled “Partnership in Science Education: Whitman Science Faculty and Walla Walla Valley Middle School Teachers." The article describes the ongoing work of developing a learning partnership between middle school science teachers and the science faculty at Whitman College. Sue Parrish, a middle school teacher at Garrison Middle School in Walla Walla, collaborated in the writing of the article. The article highlights students' responses to their science learning. Partnership practices for both middle school teachers and science faculty members are viewed as beneficial by participants.

Congratulations to School Counseling Faculty and Graduate Students

From School of Education Dean Rick Eigenbood. “I want to publicly acknowledge the efforts of the school counseling faculty and students for hosting a public screening of the movie Race to Nowhere on campus on May 6. The event was a significant success as indicated by the fact that it was a “sell out." The 150 attendees included students, faculty members, and many people from the community. I want to especially acknowledge :

• Leslie Rondeau, graduate student in school counseling, who initiated the idea and made all the arrangements for bringing this film to our campus.
• Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg, who volunteered to introduce the film to the audience, and then led a post-viewing discussion.
• School counseling faculty Cher Edwards, June Hyan, and Chris Sink — for their work and support in making the event a success.
• The school counseling graduate students and members of Chi Sigma Iota (the school counseling honor society) for helping organize the events, which included popcorn, drinks, and posters promoting the importance of school counseling in our schools.

Thank you all!"

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Their contact information can be found on the online White Pages.
Rondi Gedde, Student Financial Services counselor
Mia Hays, administrative assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences
Laura Wilmoth, customer service representative, Casey Conference Center


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
University Librarian
One-Year Instructor of Mathematics

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, Family and Consumer Science
Customer Service Specialist/Housekeeper, Casey Conference Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Development
Nurse Practitioner (.8, 9-month), Health Services
Prospect Research Manager, Office of Development
Visits and Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

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

Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant, Center for Learning
Customer Service Specialist/Housekeeper, Casey Conference Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Advancement Services, Office of Development
Major Gifts Officer, Development
Prospect Research Manager, Office of Development
Visits and Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

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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