Monday, October 04, 2010 Seattle Pacific University



CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS

John Paul Lederach on Campus

John Paul Lederach, a leading scholar and practitioner of global peace building, will speak on the topic “Peace Building, Reconciliation, and the Moral Imagination," on Friday, October 8, 12:30–1:20 p.m. in Demaray 150. Lederach is professor of international peace building at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and author of The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace. Interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown-bag lunch with Professor Lederach in Falcon Lounge on the second floor of Brougham Pavilion prior to the lecture between 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.




Church Leaders Forum October 12

You're invited to attend a Church Leaders Forum Tuesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons. “Every Nation, Tribe, People, and Tongue: Leadership in Global Christianity" features keynote speaker The Rev. Dr. Joab Lohara, director of AIM Asia and Free Methodist Bishop of the Immanuel Conference, Northern India. Bishop Lohara will discuss leadership in the face of an evolving global Christianity. Cost is $13 and includes lunch. To register and for more information, visit the website. More




Intentional Conversations About Race

[In Context], a new discussion series sponsored by the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific Intercultural Director DeHeavalyn Pullium, is open to students, faculty, and staff who would like the opportunity to engage in honest and intentional conversations about race. This is not simply to equip participants to help the “other," but also to challenge, strengthen, and possibly revise participants' preconceived understandings. Space is limited to 10-15 participants, and the registration deadline is October 21. There will be other sessions offered throughout the year, but the Autumn Quarter session will focus on “The Colorblind Mentality" and will be held every Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m., October 29–December 2. If you are interested in participating in an [In Context] discussion group, email DeHeavalyn at pullid@spu.edu.




Faculty Recital October 8

“Many Songs, One Spirit: Sacred Music From Around the World" is the title of a faculty recital with adjunct music faculty member Chérie Hughes, soprano, on Friday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. Enjoy a special evening of voice and piano, featuring music by Samuel Barber, Henry Purcell, Hugo Wolf, Maurice Ravel, and Joaquin Nin. Chérie will be accompanied by Amy Boers on piano. This event is free and open to the public.




Retirement Plan Workshops and Individual Appointments

October 1 is the date that all new retirement contributions transition to our new provider, Diversified Investment Advisors. For more information, you can attend a Diversified Workshop, which will be repeated a number of times between October 18–22 and October 25–29. You can also go online to schedule an individual appointment with a Diversified representative to review your investment allocations and arrange to transfer existing balances. To schedule an appointment, go to www.spuretirement.timetrade.com. To see the complete list of workshops in October, visit the "SmartMoves" newsletter posted on the Human Resources website. More




New Dining Option at Falcon's Landing, Special Deal for Faculty, Staff

Campus Dining is pleased to announce “Medley" at Falcon's Landing. Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and experience made-to-order salads. This week only, all salads are half-price for faculty and staff. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.




Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window.




Home Athletic Games This Week

Wednesday, October 6. Men's soccer vs Simon Fraser, 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. Simon Fraser is undefeated (8-0-0) and leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Falcons, after a slow start in non-conference play, are off to their best-ever conference start at 3-0-1, currently second behind Simon Fraser.

Friday, October 8. Men's soccer verses Hawaii Pacific at Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m. More




Sacred Sounds Tickets

This year, there are two “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concerts: Monday, November 29, and Tuesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Benaroya Hall. Don't miss SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, SPU Orchestra, and other groups performing sacred and traditional Christmas music. Tickets are $17 and $20. (an $8 fee per transaction applies). To purchase fewer than 10 tickets, call 206-215-4747. To purchase 10 or more tickets, call 206-215-4818. You can also purchase group or individual tickets in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Office, with no transaction fee. Visit the website for more information. More




Latest on iTunes U: Lectio

Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina reads the first installment of Lectio titled “Introduction to Scripture." 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 Heartbeat Ministry

Join us on Friday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in Martin Square for Heartbeat, an event to unite our campus in prayer. There will be times of guided prayer, worship, and several stations with opportunities to experience different ways to pray. It will be an evening of connecting to God's heartbeat together. This event is sponsored by Relinquish, a ministry of the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific and the Office of University Ministry and the Center for Worship. For more information contact Mark Tegtmeier at mtegt@spu.edu.




Community Prayer Times

Luke 18 is a community who passionately seeks God together in a setting of prayer and worship. It's a place for encountering God and praying for world change. Come join us Friday nights in the SUB Collegium, and Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo room as we journey to know God together! These events are sponsored by Relinquish, a ministry of Associated Students of Seattle Pacific and the Office of University Ministry and the Center for Worship.




Important Registration Deadlines

Friday, October 8: Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 8.




Sign Up for Lectio

Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of School of Theology professors. The first Lectio was posted September 27, but you can sign up for notifications and begin reading anytime. More




Pet Photo (and YouTube Video) of the Week

“I sent out an email in July to see if anyone would like to adopt a VERY little kitten I found abandoned in our back alley, crying her heart out in the blackberry bushes. While many colleagues sent kind messages, no one was able to take her, and I had her in the cat carrier on the way to the no-kill shelter and just couldn't do it. So, we have our fifth household cat, Sophia. She is now about 4 months old, well-fed and immunized, and rules the cat roost in our home! She obviously thinks she is just a princess." Kathleen Braden, professor of geography. For more of Sophia, select the link for a YouTube video! More




Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, October 7. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, October 11.




FACULTY & STAFF NEWS

Lustyk Receives Grant

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to announce that Kathy Lustyk, professor of psychology, was recently awarded a $21,600 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This grant will fund Kathy's training in functional magnetic resonance imaging, and her pilot study titled “Brain Activation in Women Treated with Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)." The significance of this study lies in part with its innovation. MBRP is a new treatment for addiction, and its effects on the craving circuitry in women have not been tested. Understanding the underlying brain mechanisms of a therapy like MBRP can propel it towards evidence-based treatment status. This grant will also result in SPU being listed on the National Institutes of Health website “ClinicalTrials.gov"– an international registry that offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.This is a first for our university. Congratulations, Kathy!




Castelo's Chapter Published

A chapter written by Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo titled “Patience as a Theological Virtue: A Challenge to Pentecostal Eschatology" was published in Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies: World Without End, eds. Peter Althouse and Robby Waddell (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010), 232–246. The chapter looks at the virtue of patience in ancient Christian writing (Tertullian, Cyprian, Aquinas, and Wesley) as a means of correcting an instantiation of a "hyper-realized" eschatological movement. Castelo explains, “If the language of ‘hyper-realized' and ‘eschatology' is the issue, then, simply, it is a movement that tends to think that God's kingdom is ‘already' here, whereas my corrective is to suggest creative ways to negotiate how it is ‘not yet.'"




Notess' Essay Included in New Book

A personal essay by Response Managing Editor Hannah Notess titled "A Blessing for the Rice Cracker" appears in a new book The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God (Cascade Books, 2010). The book is edited by Leslie Leyland Fields, who teaches creative nonfiction in SPU's Creative Writing MFA program. The book also includes recipes. More




Ediger Presents Workshop

On September 22, Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography Ruth Ediger presented a workshop titled “Explorers" to 35 fifth-grade teachers at the Wild Horse Wind Farm near Ellensburg, Washington. The workshop was funded by the federal Department of Education's Teaching American History Grant titled “To Preserve and Protect Our Future" for the Thorp School District, Grade 5 Strand. Tom Christian is the grant director.




Keuss Presents Paper; New Book Published

Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, presented a paper at the biennial International Society of Religion and Culture at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, on September 25. The paper was titled “Slavoj Žižek and Dynamic Incarnationalism: Towards a Lived Material Theology of Personhood." The paper critiques a recent trend in philosophical theology advocating anthropological and theological dualism, and counters this trend with a return to a materialist repose of personhood that is deep within the Christian tradition and renewed in the current work of critical theorist Slavoj Žižek. In addition, Jeff is the author of a new book titled Freedom of the Self: Kenosis, Cultural Identity and Mission at the Crossroads (Pickwick, 2010). The book is an exploration of how the self-giving of Christ articulated in Philippians 2 as “kenosis" can and should be applied to living the full Christian life. The book draws examples from diverse sources such as Aristotle, St. Augustine, and Karl Barth to contemporary writers such as Emmanuel Levinas, Shusaku Endo, and Cormac McCarthy, toward a picture what the life of “the kenotic self" can be for the sake of the Gospel in our time.




Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found online in the SPU white pages.

Kelsey Holloway, administrative assistant, Center for Biblical and Theological Education
Kelly Marley, RN to BS program director, School of Health Sciences




SPU IN THE NEWS

Macdonald's Op-Ed in Seattle Times

An opinion piece by Emeritus Professor of European Studies Michael MacDonald titled “Europe has been shaped by 20 years of German unity" appeared in the The Seattle Times on October 3. More




CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Faculty Positions

School of Business and Economics, Business Ethics
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Theology, Christian Ministry Position
School of Theology, Global & Urban Ministry Position

For more 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 to the Dean, (Temporary), College of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Director of Campus & Casey Conference Services, University Services
Budget and Records Manager, Facility Management
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

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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