Monday, January 14, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Prayer Vigil

Several student groups will host "VIGIL," a 24-hour prayer event in Upper Gwinn Commons, from Wednesday, January 16, at 8:30 p.m. until Thursday, January 17, at 8:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to participate, and can come and go as they like. Students are also asking that all faculty lead their classes in five minutes of prayer and reflection at the beginning of class on January 17, specifically focusing on human trafficking in Seattle. Thank you for being a part of students' lives.

Blood Drive January 17 and 18

SPU is hosting a blood drive on campus Thursday, January 17, and Friday, January 18, 12–6 p.m. (except between 2-3 p.m.). The Puget Sound Blood Center's bloodmobile will be parked at Tiffany Loop on Third Avenue West. You can reserve a time online. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Bach at Leipzig"

The SPU Theatre Department presents “Bach at Leipzig," January 24–26 and January 31–February 2 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Set in 18th century Germany, this comedy follows the competition for the position of organist at one of Europe's most prestigious churches. Musicians resort to corrupt behavior to secure the lucrative post while wrestling with issues of humanity, God, and art. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website. More

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.

New Process for Requesting Rooms Through Conference Services

Conference Services has implemented a new way to request facility space for event requests. The new and improved Conference Services website now has “Event Request Forms" for students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions, email Conference Services at or call 206-281-2187. More

Faculty, Staff Invited: Racial Reconciliation and the Church: Crossing the Credibility Divide

What would Jesus do in a world being torn apart by racial and ethnic division and strife? In John 4 we have an answer: He crossed religious, social, political, and cultural barriers to interact with a Samaritan woman. Join us on Saturday, February 9, for a one-day conference that will address the issue of racial reconciliation and the church, featuring SPU professor and nationally known speaker Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil. Be sure to invite people from your local congregations — this event is sure to challenge the church! Cost is $25 by January 25; $40 thereafter (includes lunch). Visit the website to register or learn more details. More

New Year's Resolution: Get in Shape During Lunch

There are many fitness opportunities available on campus during the lunch hour. Now is the time to finally start working on that New Year's resolution to get in shape. Take a co-worker and attend one or more of these sessions brought to you by the Wellness Committee.

Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Circuit training in upper gym in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Free.
Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. Yoga in First Free Methodist Church gym. $6 per session.
Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Circuit training in upper gym in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Free.
Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., Zumba in the main gym in Brougham Pavilion. $6 per session.

It's easy to pay for both yoga and Zumba online, and you'll receive a discount if you sign up for all 10 sessions. Links to make your payments are found on the Human Resources website under the “Wellness" section.

This is your final quarter to earn 50 points (converted to $50 when you reach 50 points) for next year's health care flexible spending account. Your participation in any of the above activities would qualify you for points. Instructions on how to give yourself points are also found in the Wellness section of the Human Resources website. More

“Coping With Real Pain and Medical Illness"

The SPU Wellness Committee presents the next “Lunch, Listen, and Learn" session on Thursday, January 24, at noon in Weter Hall 202. The topic will be “"Coping With Real Pain and Medical Illness: Where Mind and Body Overlap" by SPU Professor of Clinical Psychology Jay Skidmore. He has spent more than 25 years working with medical centers to better understand and assist people with chronic pain. Pain symptoms are the most common reason that people go to doctors and other health care providers, and may be associated with prior injuries, disease, or other conditions such as headache, muscle aches, irritable bowel, etc. Join the interactive discussion as Jay shares practical strategies for better self-care and better control of chronic or recurrent pain. Please RSVP by selecting the link in the Wellness section of the Human Resources website. More

Using Sitecore? Come to the Next Brown-Bag Lunch

Are you using Sitecore? But now you have technical questions? Join the University Communications Web Team on the third Thursday of each month for a brown-bag question-and-answer time. Bring your questions; we'll bring answers (and cookies). The next brown-bag is Thursday, January 17, noon-1 p.m.

Latest on iTunes U: Lectio With Pastor Mark Abbott

Join Mark Abbott, pastor emeritus at First Free Methodist Church, as he leads listeners on a journey through the Gospel of Luke during Winter Quarter. More

Flu Shots Still Available

It's not too late! Flu shots are 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.

Home Athletic Events This Week

Friday, January 18
Women's gymnastics vs Air Force, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. 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, January 17. Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, January 22.


Denton's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Teacher Education David Denton was recently published in TechTrends. The article was titled "Enhancing Instruction Through Constructivism, Cooperative Learning, and Cloud Computing." You can read the abstract online. More

SOT Professors' Chapters Published

Chapters by two School of Theology faculty members were recently published in Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture, edited by Joel B. Green and David F. Watson (Baylor University Press). The volume included "A Wesleyan Understanding of the Authority of Scripture" by Associate Professor of Theology Doug Koskela, and "Reading Scripture, the Literal Sense, and the Analogy of Faith" by Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies.

Snedker's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker titled “Explaining the Gender Gap in Fear of Crime: Risk Assessment and Differential Vulnerability Among New York City Residents" was recently published in Feminist Criminology.

Ferreiro Guest Lecturer

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro gave a guest talk during Christmas Break titled "Scripture and Tradition" for RICA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bothell. He covered the formation of the canon of Scripture, the role of tradition, and the interdependence of both in the development of doctrine in the Catholic-Orthodox tradition.

Franz Gives Presentation

Associate Professor of Management Randy Franz recently gave a presentation to the Washington-Alaska chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association at their fall meeting at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland. The talk was titled “Leadership Dilemmas – Building Trust With Differing Perceptions of What Makes a Responsible Organization."


Visit the Human Resources website for the latest job openings at SPU.


Meet Lily the Dog

"At 19 pounds, Lily is not your typical petite little Papillon (which means butterfly in French due to her wing-like ears). She enjoys chasing balls, knows a million tricks, and loves to zoom around the house when she wants to play. We call her our little social butterfly since she loves people and can put a smile on anyone's face. With her long flowing hair, she can be quite elegant after a bath. However, climb between two mattresses, mix it with static electricity, and you get one heck of a bad hair day!" Lynn Anselmi, temporary staff, University Communications. Select the link for more photos of Lily, including one of her having a bad hair day. More

Pet Photos Needed!

We know you have lots of photos of your favorite animals taken during the holiday break. Send them to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the "Pet Photos of the Week" feature. Just send a short description and up to two photos to

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