Monday, October 6, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


FERPA Training Required for Teaching Assistants, New Student Employees

Student employees and teaching assistants who will work with the Banner Information System and/or handle confidential student records must receive training in FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). A training session is scheduled Thursday, October 9, from 9:30-10:20 a.m. in Demaray Hall 258. There is no need to sign up in advance.

New Service Allows Access to Millions of Books for SPU Community

Summit, the regional catalog of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, is a new service available for SPU faculty, staff and students. More than 22 million books and other materials can be requested from academic libraries in Oregon and Washington. The Alliance includes all public four-year universities and colleges in the two-state region, as well as 11 private colleges and two community colleges. Books may be requested for two- to three-day delivery to the SPU library. On site borrowing is also available at any Alliance library with the presentation of a valid SPU ID. For further details, go to the SPU Library's Web page or read the Alliance's news release. More

Weekly Time of Prayer

As the new school year begins, make plans to attend the 30-minute liturgical service of prayer and communion every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Alexander Chapel. Faculty, staff and students are invited to come and pray for the SPU community and the world.

Spanish Language Table on Thursdays

Please join in conversation at the Spanish language table on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the SUB. This is great practice for students, faculty and staff interested in improving their conversational command of Spanish! It's informal and listening is okay.

Free Tickets for Faculty and Staff

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 and -- if using the Interbay Shuttle -- home soccer games as well. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window or on board the shuttle to Interbay Stadium.

Tell High School Students About the Christian College Fair

The Seattle Christian College Fair is Wednesday, October 22, from 6-9 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church adjacent to the SPU campus. Admissions professionals representing more than 55 regional and national Christian colleges and universities will answer questions about Christian higher education, financial aid and scholarships. Refreshments will be served. High school and transfer students and their families are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (206) 281-2021.

Faculty, Staff Needed to Share at “Body" Cadre

"The Body" Cadre beginning Winter Quarter is looking for staff, faculty and off-campus community members interested in sharing what God has taught them about their body. Has your vocation, culture, interests, relationships or passions given you a unique perspective on your body? If yes, SPU students want to hear from you. Each guest is asked to share for 30-45 minutes. Julie Church, dietitian in the Student Counseling Center, is coordinating this cadre. Contact her if interested at (206) 281-7101 or

What Are YOU Doing Outside of SPU?

The "Milestones" section of the Fac/Staff Bulletin is a way to celebrate personal news of interest to the SPU community. Items such as births, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, marriages, adoptions, awards or athletic accomplishments are welcome. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!) Photographs are also accepted and may be submitted online or hand delivered to Tracy Cooper, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor, in University Communications, located in Lower Weter. Items may be submitted online by selecting the "submit bulletin items" at the top of the Fac/Staff Bulletin main page. Items may be submitted on line by clicking the "submit bulletin items" on the Fac/Staff Bulletin main page.

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.

Plan Now for Your Church Retreat at Camp Casey

Churches from all over Puget Sound choose Camp Casey for their youth, men's and women's retreats. Camp Casey Conference Center is available year-round for your church, school or service organization. Relax, recreate and renew at our amazing location on Whidbey Island. Call the Camp Casey office toll-free at (866) 661-6604 or email to request an information packet for yourself or someone you know.


West Speaks on C.S. Lewis, Delivers Paper at APSA

John West, associate professor of political science, spoke on "Standing for Truth: Some Advice From C.S. Lewis" at the SPU Alumni Weekend at Camp Casey on August 17. He also delivered a paper titled "Darwin's Public Policy: 19th Century Science and the Rise of the American Welfare State" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia on August 28. During his trip, he did archival research on the history of the American eugenics movement at the American Philosophical Society Library next to Independence Hall.

Sink and Stroh Publish Study

Christopher Sink, professor of education and chair of school counseling and psychology, along with Heather Stroh, doctoral candidate in education and researcher at the Washington School Research Center, published their large-scale study in the latest issue of Professional School Counseling, the flagship journal of the American School Counselor Association. The research involved more than 20,000 second and third grade students drawn from 150 randomly selected Washington state elementary schools. The title of their publication is "Raising Achievement Test Scores of Early Elementary School Students Through Comprehensive School Counseling Programs" and can be found in Volume 6, No. 5, pp. 350-364.

Mahar Accepted to Seminary

Sarah Mahar, course processing coordinator in Student Academic Services and a 2003 SPU graduate, has recently been accepted to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She will be pursuing her master's of arts in church history. Her seminary career will begin next fall. Congratulations, Sarah!

Welcome, Matthew Koenig

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Mathew Koenig as the new minister of discipleship in the Office of Campus Ministries.


Presnell Highlighted in Alumni Magazine

Gordy Presnell, women's basketball coach, was highlighted in the summer edition of The Messenger, the alumni magazine of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Gordy is a 1983 graduate of NNU.


Faculty Positions

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site at or 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
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions: Marketing and Communication, Undergraduate Admissions
Communications Specialist, University Communications
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-months), 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

Volume #30, Issue #33 | Published by: University Communications

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