Monday, May 21, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Chapel: 1 Corinthians 11:2-14:40 “Called to Love"

Join us on Tuesday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at First Free Methodist Church for chapel, when Celeste Cranston will continue the 1 Corinthians sermon series. Celeste is the director of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education.

Lecture on Autism May 22

Although autism is more recognized in our society today, many people aren't aware of how to detect the signs of this disorder or understand the impact it can have. To educate parents, people living with autism, and the public about new findings in autism, Dr. Annette Estes, licensed psychologist and research assistant professor at the University of Washington, will speak at SPU on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall, room 150. Her lecture is titled, “Infants at High-Risk for Autism: Innovations in Early Identification." More

SPU Memorial Day Observance

There will be a flag retirement and remembrance ceremony at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop on Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.m. to honor Memorial Day. This event is sponsored by the Veteran and Military Support Cadre, and features faculty, staff, and student veterans retiring SPU's current U.S. flag and raising a new one. SPU students and alumni killed in the line of duty since World War II will be remembered. Nic Madrazo ང, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, will also be honored. All are welcome to attend. Contact Psychology Professor Margaret Brown at if you have questions.

Lunch, Listen, and Learn: American Heart Association on May 22

Have you been paying closer attention to your activity level? Are you wondering where to find resources to help give you the best chance at a longer life, prevent heart disease, and help you feel stronger and healthier now and well into the future? Bring your lunch to the next “Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on Tuesday, May 22, at noon in the Library Seminar Room. Learn how the "Simple 7" can radically change your physical health. The session will be approximately one hour in length. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Feel free to invite your spouse to attend with you. Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206-281-2676. You can give yourself four WebMD points for attending the Lunch, Listen, and Learn session, and two points for packing your lunch. Learn more about the “Simple 7." More

Percussion Concert

The Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Orchestra Concert

The SPU Orchestra, a select ensemble of string, wind, and percussion instrumentalists, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes “Piano Concerto No. 24" by Mozart with local pianist George Fiore; “Adagietto" from Symphony No. 5 by Mahler; and “Prelude to Die Meistersinger" by Wagner. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Benefits Fair Door-Prize Winners

The staff of Human Resources would like to thank everyone who attended the recent Benefits Fair. Hopefully, your benefits questions were answered and you enjoyed the food and visiting with co-workers. Congratulations to the 19 lucky employees who won door prizes! We really appreciate our vendors providing these prizes – they are very generous and really care about and enjoy our employees! The grand prize winners ($200 cash each) were Mark Reid in Safety & Security and Sarah Adams in Academic Affairs. Please congratulate all the winners, and see you next year!

Ted Hiemstra, The Graduate Center: iPod shuffle donated by AON
Kenda Gatlin, Student Academic Services: Mariners' tickets donated by Benefits Administration Company
Addie Davis, Academic Affairs: Free night at Fort Casey Inn donated by Casey Conference Center
Carol Clement, Finance: Golf umbrella donated by Diversified
Krista Haxton, Housing & Meal Plan Services: Golf umbrella donated by Diversified
Becky Kinard, Undergraduate Admissions: Golf umbrella donated by Diversified
Jennifer LaBrie, Development: Starbucks gift card donated by Human Resources
Megan Hamshar, School of Education: Wellness prize donated by Human Resources
Marlene Joy, Casey Conference Center: Starbucks gift pack donated by LTC Solutions
Jordan Grant, Student Financial Services: Picnic blanket donated by Premera
Jennifer Anderson, School of Education: REI gift card donated by Safety & Security
Shelley Prout, Chemistry: Backpack and stool donated by School Employees Credit Union
Nyaradzo Mvududu, School of Education: Towel and bottle donated by The Standard
Gerard Duguay, Computer & Information Services: $75 Visa gift card donated by US Bank
Yohannes Abasseran, Building Maintenance: Sports bag donated by Vivacity
Ryan LaBrie, School of Business & Economics: Blanket donated by VSP
Kathy Henning, University Communications: Toothbrush sanitizer donated by Washington Dental Service

Choral Concert

SPU's choirs will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, in First Free Methodist Church. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men's and Women's choirs. The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

Interior Design Portfolio Exhibit

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences invites faculty and staff to view senior interior design student portfolios on Friday, June 1, 4-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Faculty and staff can vote for the People's Choice Award. The event will also offer a Professional's Choice Award, so if you know interior design industry professionals, please invite them to attend.

Bookstore Gifts with SPU Logo

The SPU Bookstore has high-end gifts with the university logo available for purchase. If you don't see what you're looking for, you can order many more gift items with the school logo, with no minimum order.

Looking for Outstanding Graduates

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from this year's graduating class. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets prior to Commencement. Please send the name(s) of the student(s) and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, were involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Send information by email to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at

Latest on iTunes U: Rob Wall and Walls Lecture

The 2012 Walls Lecture, featuring School of Theology Professor Rob Wall and the Reverend Anthony Robinson as respondent, explores Romans 7:14-25 and the idea of “The Salvation of a ‘Sinister Kid.'" The Walls lecture is named for Paul T. Walls, who served on the SPU Board of Trustees for 31 years and dedicated much of his time in service to First Free Methodist Church. In his honor, the Walls family created the Walls Chair and annual lecture in Wesleyan Theology to promote the sort of intellectual and spiritual growth in the church that Walls served to cultivate. Listen to the lecture on SPU iTunes U. More

Friday Morning Prayer and Communion

Associate Professor of Theology Doug Koskela will lead the service at this week's communion at 7:30 a.m. on May 25 in Alexander Chapel.

SPU Theatre Presents “Billy Goats Gruff"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre Department presents the children's production “The Billy Goats Gruff," May 22-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre inside McKinley Hall, with an matinee performance on Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. This familiar tale of three Billy goats prevented from crossing a bridge by a mean troll deals with bullying, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the SPU Box Office. Free parking is available in the Crawford, Ross, and Dravus parking lots. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. More

Senior Nursing Students Give Presentations on Community Partnerships

Faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the senior nursing student community partnership presentations on Wednesday, May 30, 12-4 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. For a detailed schedule of presentations, contact Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz at

Camp Casey Fall Reservations

Fall reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are September 24, 2012, through January 2, 2013. Reservation requests are due by June 1. The fall/winter requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

No Pet Photos This Week

There are no pet photos this week, but look for some next week.

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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, May 24. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, May 29.


Holsinger Named “Top Prof"

Professor of History Don Holsinger received the 2012 “Top Professor" award from Ivy Honorary, SPU's chapter of National Mortar Board. Don gave an address titled “Engaging the World and Changing the Culture" at the April 28 induction ceremony. Congratulations, Don!

Wolfe Receives Honorary Doctorate

Writer in Residence and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program Gregory Wolfe has been awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. He was also inducted into the school's “College of Fellows."

Wall's New Book

Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall defines and defends “the canonical approach" to biblical interpretation in the new book Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views (S. Porter and B. Stovell, eds., Downers Grove: IVP, 2012), recently published in InterVarsity Press's widely used “Spectrum Multiview" series. In this new book, five scholars, each a practitioner of a particular hermeneutical strategy, set out the key features of their method and underlying epistemology before gathering together around Matthew 2 to illustrate how their interpretive methods produce different although often complementary readings of a single sacred text. Each then engages the other's readings to evaluate the merit (or lack thereof!) of their interpretive findings. Another of Rob's articles, "Salvation's Bath by the Spirit: A Study of Titus 3:5b-6 in Its Canonical Setting," is now published in The Spirit and Christ in the New Testament & Christian Theology, (I.H. Marshall, V. Rabens, C. Bennema, eds., Eerdmans, 2012), pp. 198-212. This collection is a festschrift for the British New Testament scholar Max Turner. In this study, Rob seeks to rehabilitate the neglected epiphany passage found in Titus 3 as the fullest expression of Pauline pneumatology in the New Testament. This is, in part, because here it is combined in a rich theological formula and the distinctive Pauline emphasis on the transformative work of the Spirit with other biblical traditions (Pentecostal, Johannine, and Matthean) to form an integrative whole.

Koenig Presents Paper

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig presented a paper titled “Make War Not Love: David as an Exemplar of Masculinity in 2 Sam 10-12" at the Pacific Northwest Regional Society of Biblical Literature on May 13.

MFT Professors, Alumna Give Presentation

On April 29, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) faculty Scott Edwards, Tina Schermer-Sellers, Claudia Grauf-Grounds, and MFT alumna Leslie Savage gave a presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine annual conference in Seattle. Their research presentation, “Patients' Narratives of Their Relationship With Chronic Pain: How They Describe Mindfulness and Well-being," focused on initial findings from a joint research project with the Seattle Arthritis Clinic.

Castelo's Essays Published

Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo recently had two essays published. His chapter "Reclaiming the Future: The Challenge of Moltmann's Eschatology" in Juergen Moltmann and Evangelical Theology: A Critical Engagement (Sung Wook Chung, editor; Eugene; Pickwick, 2012), 197-214, analyzes appreciatively and critically the end-times theology of Moltmann, a past SPU Day of Common Learning speaker. Also, Daniel authored "Toward Pentecostal Prolemomena II: A Rejoinder to Andrew Gabriel" in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology 21 (2012): 168-180, which was a response to an article by Gabriel from last year titled "Pentecostals and Divine Impassibility: A Response to Daniel Castelo," also in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology 20 (2011): 184-190. In the rejoinder, Daniel offers his most developed critique yet of the "classical theism" category used by many theologians in their God-talk.

Martin Invited To Be Liturgical Musician

Leslie Martin, adjunct music faculty in organ, harpsichord, and keyboard proficiency, was invited to be the liturgical musician for a joint conference of the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, April 15-18, at Suncadia Resort near Roslyn. The speaker for the three-day conference was The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. She is chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2.4 million members in 16 countries and 110 dioceses. Leslie composed several musical settings for liturgies, and partnered with the Rev. Canon Janet Campbell, canon liturgist of the Diocese of Olympia, in designing the nine liturgies presented at the conference. The conference was attended by 180 clergy from the two dioceses.

Steele Presents Research on Christian Prison Literature

Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele taught a four-session class on Christian prison literature at one of the Washington state correctional facilities for women during April. He presented his findings, titled "Teaching Christian Prison Literature in Prison," to the Church History section of the Pacific Northwest regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature/American Schools of Oriental Research at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, on May 11.

Eveland's Article Published

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Marketing Vicki Eveland titled "Role of the Internet Site in the Promotion Management of Sports Teams and Franchise Brands" was published in the Journal of Promotion Management, Volume 18, Issue 2, April 2012. Her co-authors were Steve McClung, Daniel Sweeney, and Jeffrey D. James. Read the article online. More


Welcome, Isaiah Joseph Sims

Isaiah Joseph Sims was born on March 7. He is the son of Katie Sims, director of advancement services, and her husband, Andre. Isaiah weighed 8 lbs, 9 ounces, and arrived at 4:08 p.m. Welcome, Isaiah! More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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

Administrative Assistant (.5), Health and Human Performance
Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Chemistry
Financial Aid and Administrative Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center
Office Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Registered Dietitian (.625), Student Counseling Center
Security Officer, Safety and Security
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

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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