Monday, August 25, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Concert Choir's Latest CD Now Available

The latest CD by SPU's Concert Choir titled “Sing, All the Earth" is now available for $10 to faculty and staff. After September 29, the price will be $15. To get your CD, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Merry Jensen at (206) 281-2933 or Cash or checks (made out to SPU) only. The CD contains sacred music from four continents, sung in eight languages and spanning four centuries. Also available for $10 are previous CDs by the Concert Choir: “O Nata Lux," “O Bread of Life" and “…With Music of Concord."

Student Employee Supervisor Trainings

Get ready for a smooth start to the academic year by attending one of two Student Employee Supervisor training sessions. The sessions will cover student employee paperwork, electronic payroll procedures; and a variety of other aspects to help you make the most of your student employees. You can attend one of two sessions in the Library Seminar Room (second floor) on Thursday, August 28, from 2-3:15 p.m. or Thursday, September 4, from 10-11:15 a.m. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, at (206) 281-2047 or if you have any questions.

Would You Consider Leading a Cadre?

The Office of Campus Ministries is accepting cadre proposals for the 2003-2004 school year. Cadres are groups of students who meet together with a faculty or staff member and explore the implications of the Christian faith – generally the exploration is centered around one specific area of interest (contemporary issues, academic disciplines, vocation, etc.). Many faculty and staff partner with a student(s) who helps in the coordinating, planning and general leadership of the cadre. If you have questions, contact Christi Scovil, campus ministries administrative assistant, at or (206) 281-2966.To access the Cadre Proposal Form, visit the Campus Ministries Web page. 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 Lindsey Peterson , payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

During the summer, the Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week until late September. Be sure to send your announcements and news as early as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Cooper) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. (Look for the “Submit Bulletin Items" in the upper right-hand corner.) The next deadline is Thursday, September 4, for the September 8 publication. The Bulletin will resume weekly publication September 22.


Kelly Speaks, Writes on Writing

Clint Kelly, University Communications specialist, was a keynote speaker and workshop leader for the Write-to-Publish conference at Wheaton College in early June. On July 25, he facilitated the Inspirational Writers Panel at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association summer conference in Seattle. On the print side, he had two articles published: "Banish the Summer Blahs: 9 Kid-Friendly Ideas for a No-Bummer Summer" in the June issue of HomeLife; and "Need a Diversion? Try Offbeat Writing Contests" in the September issue of The Writer.

Sandlin's Two Articles on Giving

Marlon Sandlin, planned giving specialist, wrote two articles for the summer/fall issue of Financial Playbook magazine, a national publication for financial planning professionals and their clients. The first article, titled “CARE Act of 2003 Encourages Charitable Giving," discussed the legislation currently working its way through Congress that would allow those claiming a standard deduction to also itemize charitable gifts. The legislation would also allow for nontaxable distributions from IRAs when these assets are used to make gifts to charity. The second article, titled “Using the ‘Stuff' of Life to Support Worthwhile Causes," discussed the value of making gifts to charity of tangible personal property such as jewelry, automobiles and antiques, as well as gifts of intangible personal property such as stock, insurance contracts and royalties.

Welcome, New Faculty and Staff

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.

Patsyann Coburn has joined Housing Services as their new housing coordinator.
Julie Marks has joined the Office of Admissions as a new admissions counselor.
Margo Wood-Vetersneck has joined the School of Theology as the new administrative assistant and budget manager for the dean.
Henry Algera has joined the School of Education as an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction.
Shawn Whitney is a new residence life coordinator.


Latest Response Mentioned in CT

In the August 18 “Film Forum" online column in Christianity, Jeffrey Overstreet mentions the latest issue of Response magazine and its cover story on faith and film. Jeffrey also mentions University Communications specialist Clint Kelly, who interviewed nationally syndicated radio talk show host and movie critic Michael Medved, SPU Assistant Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman, and Jeffrey for the cover story. Read Jeffrey's column online. More

SPU Professors' Article in CT

The cover story in August 2003 issue of Christianity Today is written by Associate Professor of History Michael S. Hamilton and Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney. The article, titled “Turning the Mainline Around," explores the ways evangelicals are changing Protestantism. Rick Steele, professor of moral and historical theology, is quoted in the article. Read the story online. More


Kelly Wins Lots of Chocolate and Flowers

University Communications' specialist Clint Kelly's is one of the top 10 winners in the recent “Baci Chocolates Sweetest Words Contest." Clint won a monthly fresh-flower delivery for one year and a supply of Baci chocolate. Contestants had to write the opening sentence of the world's most romantic novel in 25 words or less (and include the words "Baci Chocolate"). Here is Clint's entry: "Forbidden to speak or meet, their love flowered the more -- hers in the Baci Chocolate left each sunset; his in the missing bite come sunrise." Go to the contest's Web site for the other winning entries. Congratulations, Clint. More


Staff Positions

For more information on all current staff vacancies, access the following resources:, the job line at (206) 281-2065, or stop by the HR office. Call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU.

Administrative Assistant (20 hrs/wk), Information and Data Management
Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Theology
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students and Office Manager, Student Life
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Women's Administrator, Athletics
Career Counselor, Career Development Center
Computer Services Manager II, Undergraduate Admissions
Coordinator for Learning Services (24 hrs/wk), Center for Learning
Director, Center for Professional Development, School of Business and Economics
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Housing Coordinator, University Services
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Office Assistant, School of Education
RN to BSN Program Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Security Officer II (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

Faculty Positions

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site at call (206) 281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, OB specialization
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization

Volume #30, Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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