Monday, November 28, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Eatons Invite Faculty, Staff to Christmas Celebration

President and Mrs. Eaton invite faculty and staff to a Christmas celebration on Tuesday, December 6, 5–7:30 p.m., in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. Come enjoy fellowship and food at this annual celebration. Please RSVP to the Office of the President at 206-281-2111, or to

“Tradition" Is December 2

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.

Faculty, Staff Appreciation Day at the Bookstore

A message from SPU Bookstore Manager Brittany Ford. “Stop by the SPU bookstore on Friday, December 2, for ‘Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day.' Faculty and staff will receive an additional 10 percent off clothing, trade books, and gift items all day. Refreshments will be served 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Also check out the new Nooks, all 10 percent off for faculty and staff. We want you to know how much we all appreciate you here at the bookstore. Thanks for the great year!"

Staff Members: Christmas Pictures Needed

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

Christmas CD by Music Faculty Julian Catford

A CD by adjunct music faculty member Julian Catford titled “Christmas Eve Live: Fingerstyle Jazz on the Classical Guitar" is now available. All proceeds go towards SPU guitar scholarships. The CD is a jazz mix of secular and sacred music, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing," “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," “Silver and Gold," “Good King Wenceslas," “We Three Kings," “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," “O Come All Ye Faithful," “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," “Deck the Halls," “White Christmas," “Silver Bells," “The Christmas Song," and “What Child is This?" The CD is $10, and available in the Fine Arts Office in the Crawford Music Building, the SPU Bookstore, and Rosewood Guitar at 8402 Greenwood Avenue North in Seattle. For more information and to listen to some of the music, visit the website. More

Falcon Home Games This Week

Thursday, December 1
Men's basketball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 3
Men's basketball vs Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. More

Emeriti Health Solutions: Summary Annual Report

Every year, the University is required to provide a summary annual report of the Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions plan. The report includes basic financial information for the Emeriti plan. Select the link to view the report for January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. More

From the Archives

“The Oratorio Society poses for a picture to be used in the Tawahsi yearbook in this photo from 1950. McKinley Auditorium saw the large group perform Handel's “Messiah" for Christmas, which is when this picture was taken as evidenced by the evergreen boughs on the front of the stage. Lawrence Schoenhals, the group's director, can be seen on the far right in front of the flag. Note also the college seal above the stage which features an open Bible and the word “Truth." Select the link to see the photograph. 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. The next deadline is Thursday, December 1. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 5.

Pet Photo of the Week

“For Halloween this year, my dog Levi decided to dress up as ‘bad dog,' hoping the tough guy image would impress his doggie neighbors. He got to wear the costume after he recovered from a traumatic shearing at the groomer (see the link below.) I adopted Levi from a no-kill shelter where he had been living for 18 months after being a stray. He had already been adopted and returned once. Even dogs at no-kill shelters can have a hard time. Adopt a rescue!" Jordana Ross, risk management and insurance specialist, Finance Office. Select the link to see a photo of Levi after his trip to the groomer. More


Castelo's Article Published

An article written by Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo titled “Canonical Theism as Ecclesial and Ecumenical Resource" was published in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 33.3 (2011): 370-89. The article seeks to consider the movement known as “canonical theism" in relation to Pentecostalism.

Wall's Study Published, and Professional Updates

A study by the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies Rob Wall titled “John's John: A Wesleyan Theological Reading of 1 John," first presented in three Paul T. Walls Lectures (2008-10), is now published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 46/2 (2011) 105-41. Also, Rob was active in the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), held recently in San Francisco. He presented on the question, “What Makes Biblical Interpretation Wesleyan?" an AAR session moderated by Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison. He also read a second paper on a panel that reviewed two recent collections in the Jesus Studies. Rob's review from the perspective of the theological interpretation of Scripture argued that the historian's approach to the past of Jesus, which at its best serves an apologetic task for a skeptical public square, has very little to contribute to a theological interpretation of the biblical gospel's narrative of Jesus, which serves a formative role in shaping the church's life and faith in the living Jesus. Finally, Rob spoke at the celebratory luncheon for the new translation, Common English Bible (CEB), that he helped produce. He keenly recommends this new translation for congregational and classroom use because of its linguistic accuracy and readability.

Hanson Conducts Issaquah Philharmonic

On November 21, Professor of Music Eric Hanson conducted the Isaaquah Philharmonic in a performance of the music of Wagner, Schubert, Bizet, and Nelson.

Alsbury Contributes to Online Forum

Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury contributed to a new online discussion forum at the Learning Matters website. Learning Matters is a nonprofit production company reporting about education, and has produced more than 30 documentaries and filed hundreds of reports for PBS' "NewsHour." The company asked for expert contributors to answer the question, “Who was America's best education president?" Read Thomas' answer online. More

Welcome, Lindsay LeVeque

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Lindsay LeVeque, the new events manager in Administration and University Relations.


Faculty Positions

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
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

For 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, Undergraduate 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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