Monday, April 9, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 “Called to Resurrection"

Join us on Tuesday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. for the weekly Chapel service at First Free Methodist Church. This week, Associate Professor of Biology Cindy Fitch will lead us further into the Spring Quarter series on 1 Corinthians.

Thursday Food for Thought Begins April 12

The Spring Quarter Thursday Food for Thought series begins April 12 with Greg Wolfe, director of the M.F.A. program and founder and editor of Image journal. He will read from his new book, Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Human in an Ideological Age. Greg will take a closer look at the works of Wendell Berry, Evelyn Waugh, Shusaku Endo, Makoto Fujimura, Russell Kirk, Malcolm Muggeridge, and other notable artists and thinkers. Bring a brown-bag lunch to the Library Reading Room on Thursdays from 12:30-1:15 p.m. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. More

Friday Morning Prayer and Communion

Assistant Professor of Old Testament Sara Koenig will lead the congregation at this week's communion service on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. in Alexander Chapel.

Spring Staff Forum: Let Justice Roll On: The Life and Legacy of John M. Perkins Documentary

If you missed the film première of this documentary about the life and legacy of reconciliation advocate John Perkins, here's your chance to see it. SPU staff members are invited to see this film at the Spring Staff Forum on Tuesday, April 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Justice Speaks Forum

The final forum in this special series once again gathers faculty, students, and area leaders to discuss ways to advance the causes of justice in today's world. The forum is Thursday, April 19, 1-1:50 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Medical Plan Awareness: Do You Know What You Have?

From Associate Director of Human Resource Carrie McCrimmon. “The SPU Health and Wellness Benefits survey in March brought out a few areas that should be further addressed. It is very important to know what benefits you have, how to access them, and where to locate tools and resources that could point you in the right direction. This could mean a decrease in the amount of time you spend researching medical procedures, doctors, and locations, and it might even trickle down to the bottom line of how much you pay for particular procedures. Give yourself a leg up and take a little time to learn more about what you may already have (and didn't know you had)! Choose to attend a medical plan awareness seminar on Monday, April 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., in Bertona 5, or Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 p.m., in the Library Seminar Room. A Premera representative will be on hand."

Time to Order Regalia for Commencement

A message from Bookstore manager Brittany Ford: “If you need to rent any rental regalia for either Ivy Cutting or Commencement, contact me before April 18. If you have rented from the Bookstore during Autumn Quarter, then we have your information on file, and all you will need to do is contact me. If you want a hood only, send me an email with that request. If you have never rented regalia from the SPU bookstore, I need to know the following information: Height, weight, cap size (if you don't know, we can measure in the bookstore), graduation degree, major, alma mater, and where the school was located. If you have any questions, contact me at the bookstore at 206-281-2137."

ADHD Specialist to Lecture on Campus

It is estimated that approximately two million children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States. In a regular-sized classroom, at least one child struggles with this disorder. Dr. Chris Varley, program director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Washington, will speak about this disorder on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. In his lecture titled, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Review of Phenomenology, Diagnosis, and Evidenced-Based Treatments," he will discuss the signs and symptoms of ADHD, best diagnosis practices, and evidenced-based treatments. The event is sponsored by the School of Psychology, Family, and Community.

David Brooks Lecture on April 11

Noted author and New York Times columnist David Brooks returns to SPU on Wednesday, April 11. He will speak at a public lecture at 1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on the topic of “leadership in a difficult and splintered cultural moment." Known as one of America's most prominent cultural and political commentators, Brooks' most recent book is The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He comes to Seattle as the keynote speaker for SPU's Downtown Business Breakfast. More


SPU presents “GospelFest12," a two-day celebration of gospel music heritage on April 14 and 15. The event will include performances by the SPU Gospel Choir and 300-voice gospel community mass choir, in addition to the Gospel Choir Festival, where the finest Northwest gospel choirs go head-to-head in a competition for a grand prize of $5,000. In previous years, GospelFest drew an audience of 1,200 people. For the complete schedule of events, visit the website. More

Falcon Umbrellas for Sale

The SPU Athletics Department is selling Falcon umbrellas. Stay dry this spring by purchasing a large golf umbrella with the maroon Falcon logo on top. The cost is $20, and cash or a departmental charge is accepted. Select the link to see a photo. More

Be a Part of New Student Advising!

Student Academic Services is gearing up for an exciting season — New Student Advising season! On the following dates, we'll be hosting 200 students and their families to help them get advised, registered for classes, and oriented with their upcoming transition to the SPU community.
• Saturday, May 19
• Thursday, June 21
• Friday, June 22
• Friday, August 10

We'll be enlisting help from faculty and staff across campus, as enrolling the new class is a campuswide effort. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services Assistant Director Kristen Labrecque at

Latest on iTunes U: Survey of Physical Chemistry Lectures

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland guides students through a variety physical chemistry topics, including thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy. Watch and listen to his lectures on SPU iTunes U. More

Important Registration Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, individual instruction in music, or practicum may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Tent City 3 Post-Survey

A brief survey about having Tent City 3 at SPU is online at the SPU Tent City 3 website. This will give students, staff, faculty, and others an opportunity to express their opinions and experiences about Tent City 3's stay at SPU. We value your perspective, so please fill out the survey by April 9. This survey has been approved by IRB (##111205003). Please contact Assistant Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker at with any questions. More

Lunch, Listen, and Learn: Social Security on April 11

What will early retirement do to your social security benefits? What are survivor benefits and how can they help your family? How can you get the most out of your social security benefits? Learn all the answers by attending one of these seminars in the Library Seminar Room at noon on April 11 or May 9. The same topics and information will be covered in each of the seminars, and will be about one hour in length. Feel free to invite your spouse to attend with you if they are able. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676.

Bike to Work in May and Take a Shower for Free

If you plan to bike to work in May as part of “Bike to Work" month, you can get free access to the shower facilities in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Just contact Garrett McGuire in Safety and Security at If you have questions about Bike to Work Month and want to join a team, contact Tracy Norlen in University Communications at

Could You Use $100? Personal Health Screening April 16 and 19

Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, pulse and BMI? If not, get this information free! If you receive SPU medical benefits sign up for a convenient appointment time on April 16 or 19 in the Library Seminar Room. All that is needed is finger prick. The test does not require fasting though you may. To be eligible for the $100, you must bring your SPU ID number with you to the testing. Don't forget to also take the WebMD HealthQuotient survey between April 16 through May 14, and enter your personal health screening results. If both are completed during that date range, you will be eligible for the $100. Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676 with questions. Select the link to make an appointment. More

Pet Photos of the Week

“This is our 4-year-old golden retriever, Riley. (Select the link) to see the look we receive when we are done throwing the ball for him, but he is not quite done yet." Kellie Lewis, Undergraduate Admissions. 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, April 12. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 16.


Mason's Paper Published

A paper by Assistant Professor of Economics Geri Mason and University of Puget Sound Assistant Professor International Political Economy Pierre Ly titled “Competition Between Microfinance NGOs: Evidence From Kiva" was published in World Development, Vol. 40, Issue 3, March 2012. This paper investigates empirically the effect of competition between microfinance NGOs seeking subsidized capital from individual social investors. The article is available online. More

Ward Participates in Development of Online Course

Associate Vice President of Information and Data Management Janet Ward participated in the development of an online course to be offered by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The course deals with data management, enrollment management structures, and how enrollment management relates to academics.


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Instructor of Mathematics (One-year)
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

Admissions Counselor for International Students (.5), Undergraduate Admissions
Alumni and Parent Relations Coordinator, Alumni
Area Coordinator, Campus Houses and Apartments, Residence Life
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Programs, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Micro Systems Analyst—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center

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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