Monday, October 1, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


A Most Unlikely Poet: Rose Reynoldson Reading

Poet and beloved SPU Professor of English Rose Reynoldson returns to campus Thursday, October 11, to read from her work. Rose taught English and creative writing from 1977 to 1993. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. You're invited to join us in this celebration of Rose's work and her lasting influence. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Blood Drive on Campus

SPU is hosting a blood drive on campus Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5, 12-6 p.m. (closed from 2-3 p.m.). The Puget Sound Blood Center's bloodmobile will be parked at Tiffany Loop on 3rd Avenue West. Reserve a time at the link below. More

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are now available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $25. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and older) who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive flu shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit.

Reserving a Room in the Library

The Library has launched a new online room reservation system that will allow you to self-reserve rooms. Contact Robin Maass in the Library at if you have any questions about the new system. To reserve a room, go to the Library website or use this link. More

Parents of Young Children

Are you a parent with a young child? Are you going to become a parent soon? Would you be interested in attending an informal lunchtime group meeting with other faculty and staff members who are parents? If you're interested, please fill out this survey by October 15. We'll aim to schedule a group meeting on the date and time that works for most interested people. Contact Response magazine Managing Editor Hannah Notess at with any questions. Here's the survey. More

Yoga Tomorrow at 12 noon

The yoga class on Tuesday, October 2, will meet at 12 noon in the First Free Methodist Gymnasium. Yoga classes will resume at the regular starting time of 12:30 p.m. on October 9. All experience levels are welcome. Don't forget to pay for your sessions online. Only $6 per session. More

Latest from iTunes U: Lectio with Bo Lim

Join Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim as he begins a journey through the book of Isaiah on SPU iTunes U. Lectio: Guided Bible Readings are sponsored by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education. More

Brighten Your Future Retirement for Ages 21-45

Human Resources and Diversified Investments invites you to a “Brighten Your Future" seminar Thursday, October 18, 6-8 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. This will be a special evening filled with education and resources to help you and your family plan now for the retirement you want later. Highlights include how to set your savings goals; how to take advantage of tax savings; how to determine where to save; and how to forecast your retirement outlook. Spouses are welcome and pizza will be served. RSVP through the Diversified online scheduler. More

Free Circuit Training for All Levels Starts Oct 1

Do you sit all day? Feel lethargic? Need to get moving but want a little guidance? Join Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Dale Cannavan, along with advanced-level trained students, for circuit-training classes beginning October 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the upper balcony gym. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, and while intended to "make you work," they will also be fun. No RSVP required – just show up. In addition, if you participate for a month or more, you will be able to give yourself five WebMD Rewards points. You're that much closer to earning your quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2013-14. You have to earn all 50 points to get the $50, so get started! The event is brought to you by the Wellness Committee. If you have questions, contact Dale at Find out more about circuit training. More

Join the Wellness Committee

The SPU Wellness Committee consists of staff and faculty interested in promoting health and wellness on campus. Wellness has many components, including physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, and relational. Some of the events sponsored by the Wellness Committee have been SPU Globetrekkers /Walk Around the World, yoga, circuit training, personal health screenings, and the new Activity 4 Life program. The committee meets once a month, and you can join for as long as you'd like. If you're interested, contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at

Spread the Word About the Christian College Fair

On Monday, October 15, 6–8 p.m., SPU will be one of more than 40 Christian colleges and universities participating in the Christian College Fair of Greater Seattle at the Bear Creek School in Redmond. Stop by the Undergraduate Admissions office to pick up a few postcards to help promote Christian higher education at your church. This is a great opportunity for students and families to connect with Christian schools around the country. In addition, there will be workshops on how to pay for college, and on the college search process. For directions and more information, visit the website. More

Opportunities for Faculty, Staff Lectio Bible Studies

Interested in going deeper with your colleagues and co-workers as you study Scripture together? Then consider joining one of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education's Lectio groups, providing an opportunity to build relationships and immerse yourself in the Word of God. Groups will be studying this quarter's Lectio series on Isaiah, written by Associate Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim. Contact the leaders directly if you are interested in joining.
Faculty Groups
Thane Erickson, details TBD
Don Lee, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays (starting October 3), Kingswood House at 303 W. Dravus
Dana Kendall, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursdays (starting September 27), Marston Watson #128
Michael Paulus, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Every other Friday (starting October 5), Library Conference Room
Lyle Peter, 9-10:20 a.m., Thursdays (starting October 4), Peterson Conference Room
Staff Groups
Women's Brownbag Gathering, led by Kathy Henning in University Communications; noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Lower Weter Conference Room

Lunch, Listen, and Learn on Oct. 9 Stress Less!

Have you ever noticed that when you are stressed, you don't sleep well? This leads to feeling tired, and then the more tired you are, the more stressed you feel, and the harder it becomes to sleep. This vicious cycle is called the “sleep-stress paradox" and is a major contributor to stress, exhaustion, illness, depression and anxiety over time. At the next “Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on October 9, SPU Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis will share simple but powerful techniques you can quickly learn to improve your sleep and break out of the sleep-stress cycle. The session meets Tuesday, October 9, in the Library Seminar Room, 12 noon–1 p.m., and is brought to you by SPU's Wellness Committee. Remember, you can give yourself two WebMD points for attending. Earn those quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2013-14. You have to earn all 50 points to get the $50, so get started! Find the instruction on the Human Resources website. More

Home Athletic Events This Week

Saturday, October 6
Women's soccer vs Simon Fraser, Interbay Stadium, 1 p.m.
For all the latest Falcon information, visit the Falcons website. More

Pet Photos of the Week

"Serra, age 8, is my contumacious diva, as are most tortie-shelled felines. However, she can be very loyal, with an incredible, constant purr (even when hissing). She is the perfect little sister; she follows, mimics, hunts, and has perfected dodging her older brother's antics. The second picture is her as the family groomer. Almost every morning Sammy (age 9) endures this routine." Anne Achberger, Health Services. Select the link for photos of Serra and Sammy. 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 Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, October 4. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 8.


Feldman Completes Installation for Regent College

Professor of Art Roger Feldman completed a temporary site-specific installation in late June for Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. The sculpture, titled "Pivots: Undeniable," addressed the tension between subsistence farming and technology consumption and draws from Roger's experiences in Indonesia with other North American artists. He collaborated with the chair of the Art Department at Calvin College JoAnn Van Reeuwyk. Roger says, “Her sewn tea bag panels created a delicate counterbalance to the rigid structural forms." Select the link to see a photo of the sculpture. More

Lemcio's Book Published

Wipf and Stock (Eugene, Oregon) have just published Emeritus Professor of New Testament Gene Lemcio's new book Travels With St. Mark: GPS for the Journey. A Pedagogical Aid. Aimed at classroom instruction and learning, it is a companion volume to his Navigating Revelation: Charts for the Voyage. A Pedagogical Aid, published last year.

Book Chapters by McFarland, Adeney Published

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland and Associate Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney each published essays as chapters in Faith Seeking Understanding: Essays in Memory of Paul Brand and Ralph D. Winter, edited by David Marshall and published by William Carey Library. Ben's essay is titled "Trees of Life," and Miriam's is titled "Egg Flower Soup and Cherry Blossoms: A Woman's Life Glimpsed Through World Religions." Read more about the book online. More

Terrill's Article Published

An article by John Terrill, director of the Center for Integrity in Business, was published in Comment magazine on September 3. The article is titled “It Is No Shame to Work for Money." Read the article online. More

Baker Presents Paper

Bruce Baker, assistant professor of business ethics, presented a paper “From imago Dei to ‘The Hacker Way:' Bringing Theological Anthropology to the Digital Frontier of homo economicus" at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics in Cambridge, England, September 7-9.

Ferreiro Delivers Paper

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro delivered a paper titled "Secundum quod sancta synodus: Advancing the Mission of the Church Through Conciliar Legislation After the Third Council of Toledo (589)." He delivered the paper at the symposium “Mission und Evangelisierung als Thema von Synoden uns Konzilien. Ein interdisziplinäres Symposium an der Universität Freiburg Schweiz," September 13-16. The symposium was sponsored by the Department of Theology in the University of Freiburg, Switzerland, for the Society of Conciliar History, Paderborn/Rome. The papers covered the time period from the Council of Nicaea through Vatican II, including church councils in Asia, Africa. and Latin America. The focus was on how councils advanced the mission and evangelizaion of the church. Alberto was one of five speakers invited to give major papers. They will be published in the Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum journal, Paderborn/ Rome.

VanZanten's Interview Published

An interview with Professor of English Susan VanZanten on her vocation as a Christian teacher-scholar appeared in Comment magazine on September 14. Read the interview online. More

Lee Invited as Curriculum Consultant

Professor of Family and Consumer Science Jaeil Lee was invited as a curriculum consultant to the Department of Clothing and Textiles at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. She attended their curriculum revision meeting, representing the study of American clothing and textiles in higher education. The university invited eight international clothing and textile professors, including some from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Japan. Jaeil says, “It was not only a consulting experience, but also a learning experience for me to update my knowledge on international trends in the study of clothing and textiles in higher education."

Updates from the School of Psychology, Family, and Community

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) was well represented at the 2012 Convention of the American Psychological Association. Below is a sampling of the faculty and their convention activities.
Professor of Psychology and SPFC Dean Mícheál Roe chaired and presented in the symposium, "The Life and Work of Peace Psychologist Ed Cairns."
Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn delivered the invited address "A Systems Approach to International Disaster Psychology." This address was a result of the 2012 International Humanitarian Psychologist Award he received from the American Psychology Association. Additionally, he chaired and presented in the symposium, "Mobilizing local sustainable resources for promoting emotional health in Haiti." He also was a presenter in the symposium, "Do parents really do the best they can?" John received the American Board of Professional Psychology's award for significant contributions to the specialty of couple and family psychology, and the Society for Family Psychology's Family Psychologist of the Year Award.
Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos presented the poster "A CQR exploration of career development in repatriated, missionary kids." Lynette was the discussant for the symposium, "Mobilizing local sustainable resources for promoting emotional health in Haiti." Additionally, she received a Presidential Citation from Division 52/International Psychology for her role in developing an editorial mentoring program for the journal International Perspectives in Psychology.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Biology Baine Craft and Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Long presented the poster "Patch discrimination in black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)."

The SPFC faculty cannot take all the credit for their work. Co-authors for the posters, papers, and symposia included six doctoral students from industrial/organizational psychology, three doctoral students from clinical psychology, and one recent alumna from the psychology department.


Levison in Christian Post

Professor of New Testament Jack Levison was interviewed by The Christian Post on September 28 about his new book Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life. Read the interview online. More

Davis in Kitsap Sun

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was quoted in a story in the Kitsap Sun on September 22. The story was about the Washington state gubernatorial race in Kitsap County. Read the story online. More


Memorial Service for Breitenbach

Gustave Breitenbach, professor emeritus of German, passed away in September. He came to SPU in 1964 and retired in 1981. His memorial service will be Saturday, October 6, at 3 p.m. at Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine Drive in Stanwood.


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

For information on 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

Access Services Technician, Library
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions-Marketing, The Graduate Center
Dayporter, Facility and Project Management
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Multi-Skilled Trades II-Carpentry/Finish Carpentry, Building Maintenance
Security Officer 1, Office of Safety and Security
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analysts/Administrator—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

Transfer Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
For more information on 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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