Monday, November 21, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Final Day for Coffee Kiosk Special

This is the last chance to take advantage of the Weter Hall coffee kiosk special. Receive 10 percent off your entire purchase! How, you say? It's easy. Just submit an entry for an idea to re-name the coffee kiosk. We will have ballots on site, so all you need to do is bring your best name idea to receive your discount. Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to "leave your mark" on campus. If your idea is chosen, you will receive $100 in points! Deal ends Monday, November 21.

Tickets Still Available for Sacred Sounds

Don't miss out on SPU's 12th annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas, featuring SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir and Wind Symphony, along with the SPU Orchestra, Men's and Women's Choirs, and Chamber Singers, performing sacred and traditional Christmas music from around the world. Again we are offering two performances: Monday, November 28, and Tuesday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. in magnificent Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $17 and $20 and can be purchased online at or at the Benaroya Hall Box Office. For more information, visit the website. More

Looking for a Retreat Location?

From the Casey Conference Center: “Plan your next nonprofit or staff retreat at Camp Casey. If you are a part of a church or community organization, rates are as low as $19 per person, per night during the winter. Rates for your department retreat are $15 per person, per night! Come storm watch and be warm in the historical lodgings. 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. Contact us at or 866-661-6604.

Calling All Christmas Pictures!

Staff Council has something fun planned for the upcoming staff forum. We're gathering favorite Christmas pictures and hope you'll participate. If you have a favorite holiday photo — funny, cute, sentimental — send them to Ami Archibald in the Wall's Advancement Center, or email your picture to Please send all photos by December 8, and remember to join us on Thursday, December 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Falcon Home Game This Week

Tuesday, November 22 Women's basketball: Puget Sound at Seattle Pacific, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

“Tradition" Is Almost Here!

SPU's annual Christmas celebration “Tradition" is Friday, December 2, 7-10 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Created and designed by students, the evening includes Christmas carols, crafts, storytelling, hot cider, and much more. This is a great event for all ages, and families with young children are especially welcome.

Latest on iTunesU: Lesson-Planning Strategies

Scott Beers, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, talks with faculty about strategies for planning lessons and classroom pacing in this workshop sponsored by the School of Theology and Center for Scholarship & Faculty Development. October 13, 2011. More

Pet Photo of the Week

My name is Izabelle, but everyone calls me Izzy. I love a good nap and a good book (sitting on one, that is, especially when someone else is trying to read it!). I moved in with the Masons (as in Geri Mason over in SBE) in August when I was 9 weeks old and barely 2 pounds. Now I am healthy and rambunctious and 5 months old. I love the city and my favorite pastimes are napping, shredding paper, and watching water drip down anything. I also enjoy spinach stems and a sip of coffee, when I can get them. Geri Mason, assistant professor of economics, School of Business and Economics. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. 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 Bulletin. Due to Thanksgiving, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 23. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, November 28.


Alsbury Chapter Published

A chapter written by Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury titled “Should the K-12 organizational structure of schools in the U.S. be changed dramatically?" was recently published in Debating Issues in American Education, (SAGE, C. Russo, ed.) The book is part of handbook series. Thomas was asked to address one side of the issue (namely, the side opposing changing the structure dramatically). He then also responded to the remarks from another author who wrote to support the change.

Bond Article Published

John Bond, associate professor of educational leadership, has published the article “Thinking on Your Feet: Principals' Reflection-in-Action" in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation (IJELP), Volume 6, Number 4 (October-December, 2011). This journal is the official publication of the NCPEA Connexions Project. More

Ferreiro Article Published

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of history, has published the article "Simon Magus und Simon Petrus in der Basilika Vierzehnheiligen." Bericht des Historischen Vereins Bamberg, 147 (2011) 229-241, ill. While at a conference in Bamberg, Germany, in 2008, he came across a painting from the 18th century by an artist named Martin Speer who was well known in Bavaria in that era. The painting depicts the New Testament apocryphal scene of Simon Magus and Simon Peter; it is in the Church of the Fourteen Holy Martyrs. In 2009, he did research for this article in the state and university libraries in Regensburg. This is now his 17th article on the figure of the apocryphal Simon Magus. The article is in German.

VanZanten and McKinney Contribute to The Christian College Phenomenon

Two SPU faculty members contributed to the recent publication The Christian College Phenomenon: Inside America's Fastest Growing Institutions of Higher Learning from Abilene Christian University Press. Susan VanZanten, professor of English, wrote "Christian Scholarship: Opportunities, Realities, and Challenges," and Jennifer McKinney, associate professor of sociology, wrote "Holding on to the Traditions of Men: Christianity, Gender, and the Academy." Edited by Samuel Joeckel and Thomas Chesnes, The Christian College Phenomenon analyzes extensive survey data collected from over 100 institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities concerning faith and learning, campus faculty and student culture, academic freedom, racial/ethnic diversity, gender equity, and evolution. George Marsden and Martin Marty provide the incisive concluding essays.

School of Education Faculty Present at National Conference for Counselor Education and Supervision

Cher Edwards, associate professor of school counseling, and June Hyun, assistant professor of counselor education presented at the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) conference in Nashville, Tennessee, October 27, 2011. They presented two sessions titled "Advocacy in times of financial adversity: Practical strategies for counselor educators and supervisors for promoting school counseling at state, district, and building levels when budgets are tight" and "School counselors' perceptions and experience of supervising school counseling internship students." The first presentation was the result of a collaborative project with the Washington School Counselor Association Government Relations Chair and the state organization lobbyist. The second presentation provided an overview of their current qualitative research project focusing on school counseling supervision. ACES is a division of the American Counseling Association with the purpose of promoting and advancing counselor education and supervision in order to improve the provision of counseling services in all settings of society. More

DeBell Presents at Conference

Gail DeBell, study abroad director, recently presented at the bi-regional conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, in Reno, Nevada. The interactive session examined what strategies are supporting university campus internationalization and contributing to greater participation in study abroad.

Welcome, New Staff Member

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Teresa Lewis, accounting assistant, Office of Finance.


Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of Art Assistant Professor of Biology Assistant Professor of Chemistry Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences 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 Director, Undergraduate Admissions for Recruitment, Admissions Associate Graduate Director & Budget Manager, School of Business and Economics Computer Services Manager, Admissions Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems Developer/Analyst-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center Manager, OUS Administration, University Services Shuttle Bus/Van Driver (.5, temporary), Office of Safety and Security Web Designer II, 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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