Monday, February 25, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Inaugural Symposium on February 26

Faculty and staff are invited to several different events on Tuesday, February 26, as part of the Inaugural Year Symposium in celebration of President Daniel J. Martin. The day will feature two lectures by sociologist, author, and professor James Davison Hunter. Known for his thoughtful analysis of culture, historical perspective, and deep Christian faith, Hunter will explore the potential influence of the Christian in the late modern world.

Community Chapel and Lecture: "Human Flourishing." Hunter proposes Christians pursue "faithful presence" to bring human flourishing.
9:30–10:30 a.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

Evening Lecture: "Culture Shifts: Christian Engagement in a Changing World." In his most recent book, Hunter exposes problems he sees in world-change efforts undertaken in the name of Christian engagement, largely due to a flawed understanding of the nature of culture and how it changes.
7:30–8:30 p.m.
Royal Brougham Pavilion

Visit the Inaugural Year website for more information. More

I Love SPU Week: February 25-28

This week, students will declare their love for SPU during "I Love SPU Week" — a chance to pause and learn about our school's history, connect on campus, and support fellow SPUers in need. Faculty and staff are welcome to join the fun. Learn more on the Facebook page, and use #spulove to declare your love! More

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Please join the Student Counseling Center staff as they host a variety of events for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 25-March 1. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend these events, relating to this year's theme: "Who do you know? The struggle to know and be known."

Monday, February 25, 7 p.m., Eaton Hall 112. “The Power of Vulnerability," a video by Brene Brown; and “If you really knew me, you would know," a campuswide community art project.
Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m., Eaton 112. “Vulnerability and Eating Disorders." Panelists from the community and poster presentations. SPU students share their research on eating disorders.
Thursday, February 28, 7 p.m., Gazebo Room in the SUB. “Knowing Yourself," a journaling workshop.

Choirs in Concert

The Seattle Pacific University Men's and Women's Choirs will perform Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. The Women's Choir is directed by Ron Haight, director of music and worship technologies at First Free Methodist Church. The Men's Choir is directed by music faculty member Ken Pendergrass. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible.

Long-Term Care Insurance Questions Answered

LTC (Long Term Care) Solutions has provided the information requested during the February 19 sessions. The information is now available through the Human Resources website. If you have questions specific to our long-term care plan through Unum, please contact LTC Solutions directly at 1-877-286-2852 or More

Long-Term Care Insurance Deadline February 28

Employees hired between 11/1/2011 and 11/30/2012 have access to a guaranteed issue (no medical questionnaire required for approval up to certain limits) through February 28. All other employees and family members have access to the plan, or may make changes to the plan with additional medical underwriting. LTC Solutions has provided a recorded webinar for those that were unable to attend the sessions offered on February 19. To access this webinar and learn more about this benefit, or to find current rates, visit the Human Resources website. Questions may be directed to LTC Solutions at 1-877-286-2852 or More

Invite Interested Students to Nursing Career Fair

On Friday, March 1, School of Health Sciences (SHS) will host a special day for Western Washington nurse recruiters and nursing students. In the morning, nurse recruiters will hear from SHS Dean Lorie Wild, who will speak on "Hiring for Character." From 12-2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn, recruiters will host a traditional career fair. Although the focus will be nursing-related jobs, all undergraduate and graduate students (nutrition, exercise science, psychology, business, etc.) interested in health care employment are invited and welcome. Please encourage your interested students to attend. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Kelly Marley at or 206-281-2964.

Employee Assistance Program through HorizonCare

Have you been dealing with major changes in your life? Do you need help addressing stress? Are you experiencing family or other relationship troubles or conflicts? Need help learning to communicate effectively with those in your life? What about help caring for loved ones? HorizonCare provides 24-hour telephone access along with three face-to-face assessment and counseling sessions. Contact HorizonCare through SPU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). More

2013-14 Upper Gwinn Calendar Open for Reservation Requests

Conference Services wants to let faculty and staff know that the Upper Gwinn calendar is now open for the 2013-14 academic year. Please request your preferred dates with supporting information by filling out the online Upper Gwinn Request Form. Note that by completing this form you are only requesting the space. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email that includes information regarding the availability of the space (a “hold email") and instructions on how to confirm your reservation. If you have any questions, call Conference Services at 206-281-2187. Request your reservation online. More

Support SPRINT Trips-Purchase Kuma Coffee

This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through SPU's SPRINT program. You can support SPRINT participants by purchasing 8-oz bags of direct-trade, whole-bean Kuma Coffee, locally roasted by SPU alumnus Mark Barany. The 8-oz bags are $10 each and proceeds benefit SPRINT participants. To order coffee, contact Owen Sallee, coordinator for global and urban involvement, at

Yard Project? House Cleaning? Other Chores? Hire a SPRINTer!

This summer, seven teams of SPU students will learn and serve around the world through SPU's SPRINT program. You can help students raise money for trips by hiring a SPRINTer or a team to handle yard chores, house cleaning, or other labor projects around the house. The fee is $10 per hour, and can be arranged to fit your schedule. Contact student Daniel Lee at for more information.

Theatre Department Presents "Almost, Maine"

The Theatre Department will present "Almost, Maine" February 26-28 and March 1-2, 7:30 p.m. in McKinley Hall's Studio Theatre. The production is directed by students Stephanie Woods and Zachary Christensen. All is not as it seems for the residents of the remote and mythical town of Almost, Maine. On one moonless winter night, the residents find themselves comically and unexpectedly falling in and out of love. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend — almost. Tickets are $6 general admission and can be purchased online at or by phone at 206-281-2959. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. More

Latest from Campus Dining

Medley: Cold Somen (noodle) Salad, $5.99
Grill 155: Classic Club Sandwich, featuring bacon, lettuce, tomato, and turkey on Milton's Multigrain Deli Bread, $4.69
Sandella's: Come and check out our new retail location on campus. Select the link for a faculty/staff coupon for a free drink with any purchase. More

Local Athletic Events This Week

Thursday, February 28
Men's basketball vs Alaska Anchorage, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.< br>
Saturday, March 2
Outdoor track & field: SPU at UPS Outdoor Preview (Baker Stadium at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma), 11 a.m. Men's basketball vs Alaska Fairbanks (Senior Night), Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. The deadline for submissions is 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, February 28. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 4.


Wall's New Chapter Published

Professor of New Testament Rob Wall and coauthor Anthony B. Robinson have completed a new chapter of their book Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy for a New Day. Titled “Preachers of Least Resistance," the chapter provides both exegesis and dynamic contemporary exposition of 2 Timothy 3:1-9, a passage not covered in the book, and is available for free download. More

Edwards Elected President-Elect

Cher Edwards, associate professor and chair of counselor education, was announced as president-elect of the Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA) at the annual state conference, February 19-22. WSCA serves professional school counselors, counselor educators, and school counseling advocates throughout Washington state. Cher will serve as president from 2013-14, and past president from 2014-15. As president, she is also appointed to the delegate assembly for the national American School Counselor Association.

Counselor Education Faculty, Students Present at School Counseling State Conference

Counselor education faculty, students, and program alumni gave presentations at the Washington School Counselor Association state conference held in Sea-Tac, February 19-22. Associate Professor and Chair Cher Edwards presented "Supervising Professional School Counselors;" and "Professional School Counselors as Mandated Reporters." Assistant Professor June Hyun gave three presentations: "Ethics for School Counselors;" “School Family Community Partnership: Nuts and Bolts and Successful Stories;" and "Honing Individual Counseling Skills: Adlerian Tools and Play Therapy Techniques." Professor Christopher Sink presented "Breaking the Disengagement to Dropout Cycle - Early Intervention Strategies that Work."

Thorpe to Participate in Upcoming Book Festival

Professor of English Doug Thorpe will be among the presenters at Seattle University's "Search for Meaning" book festival on Saturday March 9, an event that draws thousands each year. He will read from and discuss his book, Wisdom Sings the World: Poetry, Creation, and the Way of Dwelling. Keynote speakers at the event will be Michael Chabon and Reza Aslan.

Rand Gives Keynote Address

Executive in Residence Jim Rand was the luncheon keynote speaker at the Lake Washington Human Resources Association annual conference in Bellevue on February 13. His topic was “Human Resources Strategies in the 21st Century." More than 350 professionals were in attendance. Jim also conducted an in-depth seminar on “Integrative Negotiations: Breaking Out of the Box."

Alsbury Named to National Advisory Board

Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury was named to the national advisory board of the Center for Leadership in Law & Education at Clemson University, directed by Patricia First, J.D., Ed.D. The purpose of the center is to develop academic studies in the area of school law, and provide opportunities for the application and dissemination of findings to inform and provide guidance to school leaders and policy makers.

Welcome, Kristen Hoffman

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Kristen Hoffman, psychology and scholarly communications librarian.


Van Duzer in Grand Rapids Business Journal

Provost Jeff Van Duzer was interviewed in the February 19 issue of the Grand Rapids Business Journal on the topic “does business matter to God." Read the interview online. More

Krentz in Pacific Standard

Research by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ursula Krentz and co-researcher Rachel Earl was featured in the February 25 issue of Pacific Standard magazine. The research compares the ways infants and adults look at abstract art. Read the story online. More


Seattle Seminary

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier: "This photo of a group of early Seattle Seminary students was taken in 1899. The place was the chapel on the second floor of Alexander Hall, which was the ‘General Assembly Room' for the school. The location also held services of what would become First Free Methodist Church. The text on the wall behind the lamp reads ‘Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.' (Matthew 10:28, KJV)." More



From SPU Campus Master Gardener Jeff Daley: "Among the early blooming flowers leading the springtime procession of color in our campus gardens is the Lenten Rose (Helleborus X hybridus.) They are not roses at all, but evergreen perennials whose common name comes from the timing of its bloom during the 40 days of Lent. These plants are a coveted prize of plant collectors, providing structure and seasonal interest for the winter garden. Hellebores are renowned for their tolerance of drought and neglect and are deer-resistant. They are at their best when grown in a moist, well drained organic soil. They love full sun, but work well along the edge of a woodland garden. They are viewed best if they are planted on a slope or incline to capture their unique beauty. The plants are primarily a European native, growing in open meadows and woodland thickets of Bosnia, Croatia, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. Flower colors range from black-purple to red-purple, white, pink, and even yellow. Patterns on the blooms make plants dramatically different with little freckles near the center and edge of the flowers. Flower shapes can be cupped, flat, and open — some face upward and others hang like little bells. The new, double flowering forms have plant enthusiasts all a buzz. From seed to bloom could be a minimum of three years or more, making flowering plants at nurseries rather pricey but worth the investment. If you want to add Hellebores to your garden, purchase them now while you can see what the flowers look like. Pictures on little tags are not the same as the real thing. (There will be Hellebores for sale at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on Sunday March 3. It's a great sale and you can find plants that you wouldn't normally find at most nurseries.) Enjoy!" More

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