Monday, January 9, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


“From Inclusion to Belonging: A Practical Theology of Disability and Humanness"

Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, in the First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary for the 2012 Alfred S. Palmer Lecture featuring Dr. John Swinton from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Dr. Swinton teaches practical theology and pastoral care. Additionally, he serves as the chair in Divinity and Religious Studies and the director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. Dr. Swinton is the author of numerous books, and is sought out internationally as a speaker in the areas of spirituality and health, and the theology of disability. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Swinton is ordained in the Church of Scotland and is a registered mental health nurse. The 2012 Palmer Lecture is sponsored by the School of Theology in partnership with the School of Health Sciences and School of Psychology, Family, and Community. To learn more, visit the website. More

SFPC Hosts Lecture on Developmental Disabilities

Dr. John Swinton, a professor from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland who teaches practical theology and pastoral care, will give a lecture on Tuesday, January 10, 7-9 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 127. The lecture, “Meeting the Spiritual Needs of Persons and Families Facing Developmental Disabilities," is hosted by the School of Psychology, Family, and Community as part of their Initiative for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The lecture is free and open to the public, and is especially for families, friends, caregivers, clinicians, pastors, and others providing spiritual care to those with disabilities. Swinton is the chair in Divinity and Religious Studies, and the director of the Centre for Spirituality, Health, and Disability at the University of Aberdeen. He is the 2012 Palmer Lecturer, and will also speak on Thursday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. More

Important Registration Deadlines

Last day to add classes is Tuesday, January 10. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on January 10. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Winter Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.

Other registration deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or registering for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18.

Professors: Let Us Know About Interesting Graduates

etc magazine is looking for 2011 graduates who are currently up to something noteworthy. Maybe it's a job, internship, or a travel experience. Please email etc editor Julia Siemens at with the student's name, any contact information you may have, and what they are doing.

Read or Listen to the Winter Quarter's Lectio on Mark

“Good News. Death and Darkness. Revelation. Misunderstanding. Miracles. Mystery. Authority. Suffering." So begins today's Lectio, Week 1 of the Gospel of Mark, written by Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Laura Sweat. At the Lectio website, you can read this and all previous Lectios, listen to podcasts, or both, as well as sign up to receive notifications of new readings and podcasts. More

Free and Convenient: Circuit Training for All Levels

Do you sit all day? Feel lethargic? Need to get moving but want a little guidance? Join Dale Cannavan, assistant professor of exercise science, along with his advanced-level trained students for circuit training classes Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the upper balcony gym in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, and while intended to "make you work," they will also be fun. No RSVP is required — just join us! In addition, if you participate for a month or more, you will be able to give yourself five points on the WebMD rewards page. You're that much closer to earning your quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2012-13. You have to earn all 50 points to get the $50 - so get started! If you have questions, email Dale at If you're unfamiliar with circuit training, visit the Wikipedia website. More

Free Yoga on Tuesdays

She's back! Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, returns to practice yoga with you in the First Free Methodist gym on Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. Don't forget: You can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for each month's participation and add them to your quarterly goal of 50 points in WebMD. When you earn 50 points between January 1 through March 31, you will receive $50 for your 2012-13 flexible spending account. You have to earn the 50 points, however. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or

Walking/Activity Challenge: SPU Globe Trekkers

Shall we see if we can make it all the way around the globe again this year? Looking for a way to kick start your New Year's resolution? This quarter you can participate in an eight week walking and activity challenge. Your steps/miles walked, along with other physical activity performed, will be combined with other SPU Globe Trekkers. We need you! Your involvement can help us make it all the way around the globe. Results from last Winter Quarter: 167 participants signed up, and as a group, we walked, ran, biked, pumped iron, did aerobics, yoga, martial arts, and other activities for 19,751 miles over an eight week period. We didn't quite make it around the world - but we were super close. So let's hit the mark this year. All fitness levels welcome and encouraged. An incentive is still to be determined. Stay tuned for more information in the Fac/Staff Bulletin and via your email.

Emergency Room or NurseLine?

Your child wakes in the middle of the night crying and they have a high fever. What to do? You could rush them to the emergency room, where you might sit for hours waiting to be seen and worry about how much this is going to cost. Or, you could try another option first: Call the 24-hour NurseLine. Let the nurses help determine what is needed to care for your child and the appropriate setting for that care given their condition. It may save you money by substituting a trip to the doctor or the an urgent care center, or suggesting a home remedy. You may end up in the emergency room, but obtain peace of mind first with the NurseLine. Make it easy on yourself. Take out your phone and enter this contact number for the NurseLine: 1-800-841-8343. (Give yourself two WebMD points if you register the NurseLine on your phone.) Don't know how to record WebMD points? Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or

Seattle Dessert Reception for High School Students and Their Parents

Know a high school student at home interested in potentially attending SPU? Our annual Seattle Dessert Reception, Monday, January 23, 7-9 p.m., is a great opportunity to see what SPU has to offer by hearing from Admissions, Financial Aid, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Student Life representatives. All while enjoying some delicious desserts! Contact Visit and Events Coordinator DeHeavalyn Pullium at for more information. Registration can be found online. More

Peer Advisors 2012-13 Applications

The peer advisor selection process for 2012-13 is coming up fast! Applications will be available Wednesday, January 11. Please encourage students who would be ideal candidates to attend the peer advisor informational meetings, which will be held 7-8:30 p.m. on January 11 and 12 in Hill Hall lobby. Students who attend will be given more information on the peer advisor position and the timeline for the application process. Students will also be given an opportunity to ask questions of current peer advisors about the role and experience. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at 206-281-2043.

Zipcars Available to Faculty, Staff

Imagine the convenience of having a car parked right around the corner, without any maintenance hassles or ownership costs. Did you know that SPU faculty and staff can gain access to any and all Zipcars for only $25? That's the cost for an entire year of membership. You only pay when you reserve a car. Zipcars can be reserved for an hour or a day, and you can choose from MINIs, hybrids, trucks, SUVs, and more. Reservations can be made online or with your smart phone. Your very own “Zipcard “unlocks the car, and then you're on your way for an average of $9 an hour. Every reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. The best part is your membership is good in every Zipcar city in the world. To join, visit the website. More

Fuel Efficient Vehicle Credit

Faculty and staff who drive low emitting, fuel efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20 percent parking discount. To qualify, your vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tailpipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and (if hybrid or electric) battery mass and composition. To determine if your vehicle qualifies, visit and click on the LEED Low Emission Vehicles link. If your vehicle qualifies, please contact Garrett McGuire, program assistant in Safety and Security, at to receive the discount.

Latest from Campus Dining

“We have new deals to start the new year, as well as completely new tasty items for you to try. Stop by and give us a visit!"

Grill 155- Buffalo strips, celery, and ranch dressing, $3.99
Medley- Complementary fountain drink with a purchase of a Medley salad

Einstein's-new items
   Harvest chicken chopped salad
   Chef salad chopped
   Chipotle chicken chopped salad
   Maple oatmeal bagel
   Oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
   Oatmeal chocolate chip bagel thins

Latest on iTunes U: Professor David Denton

David Denton, assistant professor of teacher education, discusses the benefits and challenges of incorporating a rubric into one's instruction, and specifically addresses the use of rubrics within Blackboard. More

Access to Royal Brougham Pavilion

Royal Brougham Pavilion can now only be accessed by your SPU ID card. 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, your card will automatically be programmed to work during normal building hours. If you have any questions, contact Assistant Athletic Director Amy Foster at

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. Early Bird Registration Extended.

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. The early-bird rate of just $79 per couple (which includes a best-selling book by the Parrotts) has been extended to January 15. 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 Service 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. Call and schedule today 206-281-2231.

Upcoming Falcon Home Games

Thursday, January 12
Women's basketball vs Central Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 13
Women's gymnastics vs Wisconsin-La Crosse, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 14
Indoor track & field at the University of Washington Indoor Preview starting at 8 a.m.

Women's basketball vs Northwest Nazarene, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here are some pictures of my awesome cat, Winslow. This little guy enjoys drinking water from other people's glasses and the toilet, following people around the house, watching TV, and sleeping way too much. When he is actually awake, he chats to the birds and squirrels outside the house. He was picked up from the Seattle Humane Society a few years back, and has since then has made my bed his bed." Karen Harms, technology support specialist, Computer and Information Systems. Select the link for more photos of Winslow. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at The next deadline is Thursday, January 12. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, January 17.


Article by Wilson, CPY Alumni, and Students Published

An article co-authored by Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson was recently published in the Journal of Early Education and Development . The article, titled “The attention skills and academic performance of aggressive/rejected and low aggressive/popular children," was co-authored by alumni of SPU's clinical psychology program, including Holly Petaja '08 and current doctoral student Larissa Mancil.

Overstreet's Survey of Spielberg Films

University Communication Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet's survey of Steven Spielberg films, “The Fearsome and the Childlike in the Films of Steven Spielberg," was recently published on Christianity Today's website. (A much-abridged version appeared in a recent print issue of the magazine.) Read the article online. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Julie Walsh, technical accountant, in the Finance Office; and Deb Schleusener, associate graduate director in the School of Business and Economics.


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

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