Monday, December 19, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Access to Royal Brougham Pavilion

Beginning January 3, 2012, Royal Brougham Pavilion will become card access only. You will need to have your SPU ID card to access the building at all times. If you are a current SPU student, faculty, or staff member, your card will automatically be programmed to work during normal building hours. If you have any questions, contact Assistant Athletic Director Amy Foster at

University Communications Office Remodel

Due to the upcoming remodel in lower Weter Hall, University Communications (UC) staff members will not be in their offices December 22–23. Some staff members will work on the third floor of Weter Hall in the offices of the UC Web Team. Other members will work from home or be on vacation. The best way to reach a UC staff member during that time is by email. The UC office in lower Weter Hall will reopen Tuesday, January 3.

Latest on iTunes U: Brain Rules for Babies

Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby, is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at SPU, and also teaches in the Department of Bioengineering in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. In this series of videos, Dr. Medina looks at how a child's brain develops and how you can best nurture it. More

Retirement Readiness Seminar Feb. 28

Save the date: The second annual Retirement Readiness Seminar is Tuesday, February 28, 6–8 p.m. If you are between the ages of 45 and 75, then plan now for the retirement you want soon. Come learn more about the issues that will affect you in retirement, the benefits that may be available, and why it's important to keep saving. Spouses are welcome, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Space is limited so an RSVP will be required. More information to come as the event date nears.

“Becoming Soul Mates" Marriage Seminar

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to sponsor "Becoming Soul Mates" — a fun, thought-provoking, and practical marriage enrichment and preparation seminar, on Saturday, February 4, 2012. This year the event will be held at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington. SPU Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and Marriage and Family Therapist Leslie Parrott, two of America's leading relationship experts, will lead this event. The seminar will include two special lunchtime sessions: “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts," for engaged and newlywed couples; and “Marriage Mentoring," for couples interested in being mentors. Between now and January 3, 2012, the early-bird rate is just $79 per couple (which includes a best-selling book by the Parrotts). For more information and to register, visit the seminar website. More

Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

It's not too late to get a flu shot at the Health Services Center in Watson Hall. Protect yourself this flu season. Use your SPU Premera card for a FREE shot. If you're not covered by Premera, the flu shot costs $25. Open to all staff, faculty, students, and dependents over 15. Schedule an appointment today by calling 206-281-2231.

Campus Dining Hours During Christmas Break

Falcon's Landing
December 8–January 3, closed
Wednesday, January 4, normal hours

December 9–December 23, weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
December 24–January 2: closed
Tuesday, January 3, normal hours

December 9–December 23, weekdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
December 24–January 2, closed
Tuesday, January 3, normal hours

Weter Coffee Kiosk
December 9–December 23, weekdays 7:45–11 a.m.
December 24–January 2, closed
Tuesday, January 3, normal hours

Upcoming Falcon Home Games

Monday, December 19
Women's basketball vs Pacific Lutheran University, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 29
Women's basketball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 31
Women's basketball vs Saint Martin's, Brougham Pavilion, 4 p.m. More

From the Archives

Peterson Hall is shown under a coating of snow in this beautiful photograph, probably from 1962. More

Pet Photo of the Week on Hiatus

Enjoy the Christmas break with your favorite animals. Take some photos and send them to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines. Next Bulletin January 9

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 Due to the Christmas break, the first Bulletin for January will be published Monday, January 9. The deadline is Thursday, January 5.


Koenig's Article Published

An article written by Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig titled “Isn't This Bathsheba?: A Study in Characterization" was published in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series by Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Woodward's Professional Updates

Professor of History Bill Woodward gave a number of outside presentations during Autumn Quarter. He recently spoke on “Reasons for Stories Besides Being True: Reflections on John Thorn's Baseball in the Garden of Eden" to the Northwest chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research. He also answered questions during a session titled “Questions on the Revolution and Beyond" for the Sons of the American Revolution of Kirkland. In October, under the auspices of Humanities Washington's Speaker Bureau, he presented “Those Mysterious Seacoast Forts: Doing Homeland Defense the Old-Fashioned Way" to two different seniors' groups.

Alsbury Named Editor-in-Chief

Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury was named an editor in chief for the Research Journal of Organizational Psychology and Educational Studies (RJOPES). Thomas was chosen by the board of directors of the company, Emerging Scientific Resource. The new journal starts January 1, 2012, and will be published quarterly online and in print. RJOPES is an international journal published in England and will be accessible to millions of authors, researchers, and scholars worldwide through the services of indexing and abstracting. With his appointment, SPU becomes one of three correspondence offices for the journal. Thomas says, “We also desire to have correspondence offices spread around the globe so that the journal can attain a world-class standard that we have always wanted." Learn more about the journal by visiting the website. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Logan Cadorette, the new transportation worker in Building Maintenance; and T.J. Kelsey, the lead groundskeeper at the Camp Casey Conference Center.


Davis in the Media

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis has appeared in the local media to talk about Washington state politics. He was interviewed on KOMO-AM (“Newsline P.M. With Ken Schram"), KING-TV (“Up Front With Robert Mak"), and quoted in The Seattle Times news story about the governor's race. Read the newspaper online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical
Assistant Professor of Physics/Science Education

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

Computer Services Manager, The Graduate Center
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Security Officer I, Office of Safety and Security
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multi-Cultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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

Volume #39, Issue #44 | Published by: University Communications

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