Monday, September 22, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future

Please join fellow faculty and staff as they celebrate the naming of Tiffany Loop and the dedication of our new Science Building on Wednesday, September 24. Events begin with the opening convocation and State of the University at First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. The naming of Tiffany Loop begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by an all-campus, old-fashioned picnic at noon. The Science Building dedication begins at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a dessert buffet, music and informal tours of the newest building on SPU's campus. Enjoy this day of dedications and celebrations!

CityQuest Needs Your Help

On Saturday, September 27, SPU will send new incoming students into the city to help with more than 70 different service projects as part of the annual CityQuest. This integral part of our new-student orientation program endeavors to introduce students to the University's commitment to both service and scholarship, foster relationships with service organizations in the city of Seattle which may lead to potential on-going volunteer opportunities. CityQuest is also an opportunity for faculty and staff to welcome new students and begin building relationships that will last for the next four years, contribute to an ethos of service on our campus and donate your time and talents through service to the larger Seattle community. Here are some specific ways faculty and staff members can help:

   1) Join a team of students going to a project site (there are many different projects to choose from).
   2) Loan or donate gardening tools such as rakes, shovels, gloves, etc. (loaned items will be returned on Monday, September 29).
   3) Suggest a project site (such as organization at which you volunteer or at your church).

There is a rally in Martin Square from 9-9:45 a.m. on September 27. Students will then leave campus for their worksites, arriving between 10-10:30 a.m. (depending on the site's distance from SPU and the transportation required). Work at the project sites will finish between 3:30-3:45 p.m. All students need to be back on campus no later than 4 p.m. SPU will provide all participants with a sack lunch, transportation and various supplies, depending on availability. CityQuest will be more successful if you are part of it. Please consider participating with us this year. For more information, including a list of project sites, contact Rebecca Nemnich at (206) 281-2457 or

Missing Hand Truck

Mailing Services Department is missing one hand truck, which was loaned but never returned. The hand trucks are vital and essential pieces of equipment in providing customer services. If you know the whereabouts of the hand truck, please return it or call Frank Kinard or Jeff Sherrill at (206) 281-2077 and they will pick it up. Thank you for your help.

Catch the Arts at SPU

Over the summer, gatherings in the arts at SPU ranged from writers' conferences to Shakespeare festivals to retreats celebrating C.S. Lewis. Within the next few weeks, the 2003 Image Conference will step onto campus, and SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia, will perform close by. Catch the arts news with the latest issue of SPU ArtsGuide online. If you like what you see, subscribe for free and get ArtsGuide delivered to your email inbox several times a year. Don't miss the ArtsGuide calendar, where you'll find upcoming events grouped under headings of visual art, theatre, music and other arts. More

On-Campus Employers Needed at Job Fair 2003

The annual part-time Job Fair will be held on October 1. Close to 500 students will attend the event and many of these students are specifically looking for on-campus jobs. All campus departments are encouraged to attend (only four departments attended last year). This is a fun time to get out of the office and meet with students. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, for RSVP information at

We Want to Hear About You!

All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit professional news to the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Items of interest would include conferences attended, books or articles written, presentations made, awards received, research completed, or new title or positions held. Just submit your items via the Fac/Staff Bulletin (select the "submit bulletin items at the top of the page) or via Campus eNews from the SPU home page.

Request a Spring Reservation at Camp Casey

Full-time faculty and staff members: Would you like a chance to spend a weekend in a 100-year-old Victorian-style former military officers' house near the beach with a view of the Olympic Mountains? If so, there is a reasonably priced vacation spot on Whidbey Island calling your name! It is SPU-owned Camp Casey. Submit your request online to stay in one of the houses. The deadline is October 1. Make sure your request has three to five weekend choices for stays that fall between February 5 and June 7, 2004. This offer is available to full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff members for personal, recreational use. The cost is $35 for a weekend (or up to six nights). You can view photographs on the Web at To submit a request, scroll down and click "Online Reservations." If you are among the fortunate 40 people offered a weekend spot, get ready to invite your family and friends, pack your food and sleeping bags, and head to Whidbey Island. Walk on the beach, explore the Coupeville area, catch up on reading, browse in the shops, visit the museum, eat dinner out and much more. Celebrate a family member's birthday or anniversary. Hike or bicycle on nearby scenic roads and trails. Take in the beautiful, natural scenery. Ride the 30-minute ferry to Port Townsend for lunch. Enjoy the beauty and historical atmosphere of Camp Casey. If you have questions, email Elizabeth Anema, administrative assistant at Camp Casey, at More

New ID Cards for Faculty, Staff and Students

New SPU ID cards are here! Faculty received their new cards at faculty retreat. Staff may pick up their cards in University Services, Monday-Friday 8-5 p.m. Graduate and doctoral students (new and continuing) may pick up their cards in the University Library. New undergraduate students may pick up their cards from University Services, as well. Continuing undergraduate students may pick up their cards from Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151. Please bring picture ID with you. If you have any questions, contact Ruth Adams at

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."

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 on one specific area of interest (contemporary issues, academic disciplines, vocation, etc.). Many faculty and staff partner with a student(s) help 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

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now Published Weekly

The Fac/Staff Bulletin resumes weekly publication on September 22. 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.) Photographs are always welcome. Deadlines are Fridays at noon, for Monday (ok, sometimes Tuesday) publication.


Ferreiro's Summer Report

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, took 19 students for five weeks to the University of Salamanca, Spain, as part of the History Department's Salamanca Program. This marked the 14th consecutive summer he has done this. Two of the students were from Asbury College and Harvard Divinity School. Highlights were excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Lisbon. The trip also featured open-air jazz concerts at night in the historic quarter, a cadre on Carmelite spirituality, and a visit by a Carmelite brother who shared his testimony of how God called him to that vocation. Students also enjoyed siestas, tapas, sunshine and watching Lance Armstrong make his historic ride, much to the anguish of their Spanish hosts. Alberto also did research for a future article on a window in the Cathedral of Leon containing New Testament apocryphal themes. He attended the Patristics meeting at Oxford in August where he presented a paper, met the Archbishop of Canterbury, and paid homage to Tolkien and Lewis at the Eagle and Child Pub. He then relaxed for three days on Whidbey Island with his wife and enjoyed getting to know a second grandchild (boy).

Nagy's Article in Neurology Journal

William Nagy, professor of education, co-authored an article titled "Instructional Treatment Associated with Changes in Brain Activation in Children With Dyslexia," which was recently published in the Neurology journal. His co-authors are colleagues from the University of Washington (Seattle) and the University of California (Irvine).

SPFC at the APA Convention

The School of Psychology, Family and Community was well represented at the 110th American Psychological Association annual convention held in Toronto at the beginning of August. Mícheál Roe, professor of psychology, served as program co-chair for Division 48: The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence. Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology Marcia Webb co-authored two papers with her doctoral students, Steve Call, Sarah Chickering, Trina Colburn and Dawn M. Heisler-Noojin. The first was titled, “Religious Coping, God Image and Forgiveness." The second was titled “Mental Health Correlates of Forgiveness." Psychology alumna Laura M. Widman ༿ presented a paper titled “Sexual Abuse and Body Image: Does Age of Abuse Matter?" The paper was co-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk and doctoral student Amy Paschane. Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Margaret Diddams, former SPFC colleague Roy Barsness and Dr. Harriet Yurchak presented a paper titled “Influence of Parental Enculturation for Native-American Preschool Children," which was based on Dr. Yurchak's dissertation. Several doctoral students presented papers that were part of their third-year research and statistics sequence under the direction of Margaret Diddams. Students Devon Singh-Barrett and Anne Hammond-Meyer presented their paper titled “Gender Schema and Image of God." Rich Yocum, Jon Anderson, Teresa DaVigo and Shawn J. Lee presented their paper titled “Direct and Remote Supervision Jails: A Comparative Study." Barbara Bisio, Garrett Gilchrist and Dawn Heisler-Noojin presented their paper titled, “Effects of Self-Determination, Family-of-Origin Maltreatment and Sex on Health Behaviors."

Welcome, New Staff Members

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.

Lisa Jukes has joined the Career Development Center as their new part-time career counselor.
Carrie McCrimmon is the new administrative assistant and office manager in Student Life.
Erin O'Connell has joined the Athletic Department at the new interim assistant athletic director for compliance.
Lori Tongol has joined the Center for Learning as their new part-time coordinator for learning services.
Pam Carter has joined the School of Health Sciences as their new RN to BSN program assistant.
Whitney Kruse has joined Student Financial Services as their new SFS representative.
Becka Lewis is the new office assistant in University Advancement.


SPU Mentioned in Seattle Times Editorial

SPU was mentioned in an opinion piece in The Seattle Times on September 19. The op-ed deals with the new campus for the Cornish College of the Arts, but mentions SPU and other local private colleges as “some of our brightest jewels in higher education (that) can sometimes be overlooked." Read the entire piece online. More

SPU Mentioned in Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial

In a September 9 opinion piece in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on the University of Washington's recent decision to change admission requirements for transfer students from community colleges, SPU was mentioned as “one of the region's excellent private colleges." Read the entire op-ed online. More

Olsen Twins Rumor Denied

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a brief feature piece on a rumor that TV stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were planning to attend SPU. Read the story online. More


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 French
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosphy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization

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.

Application Processing Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager II, Undergraduate Admissions
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Director of Student Financial Services, Student Financial Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor-Education (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-month), Health Services
Processing Assistant (temporary, 8-months), Admissions
Security Officer II (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

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