Monday, May 9, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

David Crowder
Grammy-Award Nominee Crowder in Concert

Grammy-award nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform during Grand Reunion Weekend, Saturday, October 8, at 7 p.m., in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Tickets start at $10 and are available at


LinkedIn Logo
Tell Your Students About LinkedIn Event

The Center for Career and Calling is hosting “LinkedIn 1-on-1” on Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Students can get professional headshots for their LinkedIn account, and meet one-on-one with a peer career advisor for help in editing their LinkedIn profile. Please let your students know about this event.


Undergraduate student
Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference May 13

The annual Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference is Friday, May 13, 3-9 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall. The conference showcases the outstanding research and design contributions students are making in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.


Creative Conversations
Library’s Creative Conversations With Rolin Moe

This week’s Creative Conversations event features Rolin Moe, director of Educational Technology and Media, who will discuss “Defining Innovation: A Critical Look at the Language of Educational Progress.” The event is Thursday, May 12, 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library Reading Room.


Do You Know Discipleship-Oriented Teens?

A message from the School of Theology: Your help is needed to spread the word about Immerse, a new discipleship experience at SPU for teens. It’s an opportunity for high school students who are ready to invest in their faith and discover their identity as one of both knowledge and action. With a broadened awareness of who Jesus is, who they are, and how those stories intersect, they will be equipped to live out their identity in their home, school, church, community, and world. Through an intensive, weeklong encounter in July and a follow-up October “Remix” weekend retreat, they’ll grow as disciples of Jesus. If you know a student or youth pastor who’d be interested, contact Program Manager Dan Vandewarker, 206-281-2750 or


Faculty/Staff SPULink Portal

“The SPULink Team is excited to announce that faculty can now access the Faculty/Staff Portal in SPULink by using your SPU username and password. Staff can request to be added and will also be able to access the portal through their SPU username and password. Email if you have questions about using the portal as you advise and assist students in their vocational development and career planning.”

School of Education
Educational Professionals Invited to SOE Graduate Program Open House

Education professionals interested in advanced degrees are invited to join the School of Education faculty at an open house Thursday, May 12. 4:30 p.m. in Cremona 102. Participants will learn more about the SOE school leadership degree programs, including Teacher Leadership, Educational Leadership, Digital Education Leadership, and Literacy. Invite teachers, principals, and other education professionals you know to this event.


SPU's Sign
Transfer Advisor Workshop

A message from Undergraduate Admissions: More than a dozen transfer advisors and counselors from local community colleges will be on campus Friday, May 13, for an exclusive Transfer Advisor Workshop. These local professionals will dine in Gwinn Commons, attend academic informational sessions, take a tour of campus, and meet with various campus departments. They will take information they learn about SPU back to their schools as well as advise and encourage transfer students to look into SPU as their potential future school. Please look for these guests and make them feel welcome!

Dr. Bruce Horner
Lecture and Workshop on the Teaching of Writing

Dr. Bruce Horner from the University of Louisville will give a lecture titled “Writing, Reading, and Revising (in) the Disciplines,” and a workshop, “Addressing Language Difference and Error in Student Writing,” on Tuesday, May 10, in the Library Seminar Room. The lecture is at 2 p.m. and the workshop is at 3 p.m. Dr. Horner is a leading scholar in writing studies and the author of six books and more than 30 articles.

Opera Workshop
Opera Workshop Performance May 11

The Music Department will host an Opera Workshop featuring students performing various opera and musical theatre scenes on Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m., in McKinley Hall. The workshop will feature excerpts from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Katie,” Roger and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” and others. The event is free.

Suzanne Wolfe
Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading with Suzanne Wolfe

Join SPU Writer in Residence Suzanne Wolfe, Image journal, and English faculty for the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading on Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Suzanne has taught literature and creative writing at SPU since 2000, and is the author of two novels. SPU faculty and students established the Fan Gates reading series in 1999 to honor this well-loved professor and colleague after her retirement from the English Department after 36 years.


Wind Symphony
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert May 20

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. The concert includes the Flute Choir, the Inglemoore High School Wind Ensemble directed by SPU alumnus Ted Christensen, and the SPU Wind Ensemble directed by Director of Bands Danny Helseth.  The repertoire will feature works focused on dance, including Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F, Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances,” David Holsigner’s “Liturgical Dances,” and Arturo Marquez’s “Danzon No. 2.” The event is free.

10th of the month
Staff Payroll and Benefit Changes?

The 10th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to add or remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. Changes might include events that are expected to impact your benefits and deductions, such as your spouse or children gaining or losing coverage due to employment, birth, marriage, etc. Additionally, any changes you wish to make to your 403(b) account contributions must be made by the 10th of the month. For changes to your 403(b) account, contact Transamerica Retirement Solutions at 1-888-676-5512 (5 a.m.-6 p.m. PST), or 1-800-755-5801. If you have any other benefits-related changes, call Mardeth Hughes in HR at 206-281-2816.

Information and Data Management
Spring 2016 Census Information Available

The Spring census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available only to SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545.


Hamburger and fries
Campus Retail Dining Promotions

Here are the Campus Retail Dining Services promotions for May 1-8.

Common Grounds/Academic Perks: Grande Coconut Mocha $3.99. Every day beginning at 4 p.m. until close, all pastries are 79 cents, while supplies last.

Medley: 5-Topping Salad $5, or a 3-Topping Salad $3.

Subway: 6-inch Carved Turkey and Bacon Sandwich for $3.99,

Sandella’s: Limited Time Offer-Beef Fajita Quesadilla for $5.59. Margherita Grilled Flatbread for $4.49.

Jamba Juice: 20 percent off Jamba Juice orders every Tuesday and Thursday for the month of May.

Einstein’s Bagels: Any bowl of soup and bagel for $3.99! (Shmear not included). Get a medium Buttery Caramel Coffee for .99 cents every Wednesday for the month of May.

Grill: Bistro Burger for 5.99. Grilled quarter-pound all-beef burger topped with Jack Cheese, dill pickle chips and crispy onion rings on a corn-dusted Kaiser roll with a bacon horseradish bistro sauce.

C-store: Any Naked Juice is 20 percent off. Ten percent off 1893 Pepsi Cola products every Saturday for the month of May. Two for $4 Special: Choose between King Cone Ice Cream Bars, Magnum Ice Cream Bars, or Mrs. Fields Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Tasting at the C-store: Come try free samples of Gardettos Snack Mix and Sour Patch Watermelon Gummies at the C-store on Friday, May 13, 12:30-2 p.m.

$5 Friday Retail Dining Promotion:

Medley: 5-Topping Salad, including beef topping

Grill: Homemade baked mac and cheese with fresh roasted corn salsa

Einstein’s Bagels: Herbivore bagel topper and medium coffee 

Sandellas: Any freshly prepared burrito

Subway: Footlong BLT sandwich

C-Store: Any two regular-sized Clif Bars

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year. 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, May 12. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, May 16, 2016.

Faculty & Staff News

Jerritt Mentink
Mentink’s Book Featured

The latest book by Jarrett Mentink, associate professor of health and human performance, titled Mighty Miggy was the featured giveaway at the May 8 Detroit Tigers game in Detroit. He is the author of several children’s books and uses sports to reach and teach kids. The book giveaway made the “Top 10 list for Incredible Major League Baseball Giveaways.”


Gail DeBell
DeBell Presents at Conference

Study Abroad Director Gail DeBell recently gave a presentation at the Northwest Symposium for Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs at Portland State University. The session was titled "Tips and Toolkit for Managing the Risk and Planning for Success on Faculty-Led Programming."

School of Psychology, Family, and Community
SPFC Faculty Participate in Convention

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community was well represented at the 2016 Western Psychological Association Convention in Long Beach, California.

Clinical Psychology (CPY) faculty member Lynette Bikos chaired the symposium “Crossing Borders: Assessing Mental Health Needs and Intervention Effectiveness.” She and her doctoral advisee Mari Yamamoto presented the symposium “Behavioral Health Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders: The Impact of Acculturation and Receipt of Behavioral Health Services on Depression and Anxiety.” Lynette’s doctoral students Chasity O'Connell, Kaitlin Patton, Tara McNeil, and Clara Roberts also presented the symposium “Telemental Health: A Potential Lifeline for People in the UAE.” Additionally, CPY faculty member Jacob Bentley and his doctoral student Shuen-En Ho presented a symposium "Post-migration Stress and Psychological Symptoms among Somali Refugees.” The three presentations all received awards from the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology.

Undergraduate Psychology faculty member Paul Kim and undergraduate student Cambrea Taylor presented the poster “Racial Microaggressions, Cultural Mistrust, and Well-being among Asian American College Students.” Co-authors included Industrial Organizational Psychology faculty member Dana Kendall and Marriage and Family Therapy faculty member Hee-Sun Cheon.

Tara McNeil and Kaitlin Patton, doctoral students of clinical psychology faculty members Dave Stewart and Lynette Bikos, presented the poster “Impact of Worry Motives on Negative Emotion and Somatic Symptoms.”

Clinical Psychology faculty member John Thoburn and his doctoral students Jyssica Seebeck and Samuel Rennebohm presented the poster “Attachment and Dyadic Adjustment Mediated by Social Interest.”

John Thoburn and his graduate students Jyssica Seebeck, Patty Yao, Heather Lucas, and Noel Clark presented the poster “The Role of the Differentiation of Self Scale and Sexual Desire Inventory in Analyzing Female Sexual Desire.”

CPY doctoral student Andrew Fox presented the poster “Preliminary Construct Validation of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule-family Version.” Co-authors were Lisa Wood (University of Puget Sound), Galena Rhoades (University of Denver), and Maya Richman and Antonio Manibusan (University of Puget Sound).

Lynette Bikos and her doctoral students Clara Roberts, Desta Gebregiorgis, and Chasity O'Connell presented the poster “Longitudinal Evaluation of Legal Advocacy Services for Sexual Assault Victims.” 

Rod Stiling
Stiling’s Chapter Published

A chapter by Associate Professor of History Rod Stiling was published in The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, edited by D. A. Carson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 115-136. The chapter is titled “Natural Philosophy and Biblical Authority in the Seventeenth Century.” Rod’s contribution was unique in that it was one of the few historical pieces in the book and centers on the biblical views of the some of the big names in science in the 17th century.

Bruce Baker
Baker’s Chapter Published

A chapter written by Associate Professor of Business Ethics titled “Free Markets with Caritas: A Transformational Concept of Efficiency” was published in Free Markets with Solidarity and Sustainability: Facing the Challenge, from Catholic University of America Press.


Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new staff members. Information can be found in the online SPU White pages.

Heather Eide, office and transportation manager, Office of Safety and Security
Simon Nesterov, systems analyst/engineer, Computer and Information Systems
Vanessa Valentine, assistant coach – women’s soccer, Athletics

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