Monday, November 3, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


John Perkins' Story of Reconciliation

Raised a sharecropper's son in dire Mississippi poverty, John Perkins' life exudes resilient faith and deep commitment amid difficult circumstances. Perkins founded Mendenhall Ministries and has been a national and international leader in civil rights, racial reconciliation and community development. He will speak at two public events about his life and work on Tuesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 6, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The SPU community is invited to attend.

One Nation Under God?

Is God progressively being removed from our culture? What is the role of Christ's church in modern society? These questions and more will be addressed by Dr. Marshall Foster, president of the Mayflower Institute, at a public lecture on Tuesday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church on the SPU campus. Dr. Foster is a nationally recognized historian, and he was the former leader of the chaplaincy program for the Los Angeles Rams NFL football team, former director of Campus Crusade for Christ at USC and a Bible college professor. The Mayflower Institute is devoted to training men, women and children in the biblical and historical principles of our nation's founding. The event is free and sponsored by SPU's Society of Fellows.

Entertainment Books on Sale

Support a good cause and get some good deals by purchasing an Entertainment book from SPRINT. Proceeds will help send SPU students out into the world! To purchase a book, contact Katrina Utterback, community relations, at or (206) 281-2491 or stop by the SPRINT office (second floor SUB).

SPU Theatre Presents “A Curious Savage"

The SPU Theatre Department will present the comic morality tale “A Curious Savage," November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre, located in McKinley Hall. (There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, November 22, at 2 p.m.). Written by playwright John Patrick, the comedy centers around Mrs. Ethel Savage, an eccentric, wealthy widow, who proposes to donate her inheritance to a good cause. Enraged, her spiteful stepchildren commit her to an institution. The plan backfires when Mrs. Savage leads them on a merry chase. The play is directed by adjunct faculty member Karen Lund and set design is by Don Yanik. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens and can be reserved by calling the McKinley Theatre Box Office (206-281-2959) from 12:30-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or one hour before performance.

Advance Registration for Winter Quarter

Advance registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 17. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 24. Please contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or with questions.

Nursing Applications Due February 1, 2004

Prenursing faculty and advisors, please note: EARLY DUE DATE - NURSING APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2004. Students must complete all of the prerequisite courses by the end of Spring Quarter to be considered for Autumn 2004 entry. Minimum GPA of 2.65 will be raised to 2.75 for 2005 entry. The 2005 catalog will read, "A minimum GPA in the natural and social science prerequisite courses is expected; a 3.0 GPA is preferred. GPA does not guarantee admission to the program. Grades less than a ‘C' will not be accepted." Applications are available at the Lydia Green Nursing Program office in Marston Hall, third floor. Applications are also available on the Web site. More

Old Magazines Wanted in Student Counseling Center

If you have magazines in your house or office that you want to get rid of, bring them to the Student Counseling Center. The Center will be collecting magazines throughout the school year to use in programming for “Respect Your Body Week." They plan to do educational activities on the effects of media and advertising on our view of our selves and our bodies. The magazines will help facilitate some hands-on projects for students. You can send the magazines through interoffice mail to “Suite 118, Attn: Julie Church" or bring them to the Student Counseling Center in Watson Hall next to Health Services.

Contact Information for Office of Information and Data Management

The Office of Information and Data Management is now located in Demary Hall 350. The office phone number is (206) 378-5092; suite number is 120; ZIP code is 98119-1922; and fax number is (206) 378-5095.

Christmas Bazaar Tables Available

Do you have a Christmas homemade craft you'd like to sell on campus? Perhaps you are looking to purchase gifts for your family and friends. You can do both at the annual Christmas Bazaar in the SUB, November 24-26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come see the variety of crafts made by members of our SPU community. If you have a craft you'd like to sell, visit the Office of Student Programs for a registration form. Reserve your space for $10 per day. Space is limited.

Check Out the New Finance Office Web Page

The Finance Office is pleased to announce the launching of its new Web site to better assist faculty, staff and students. The site offers online documentation of Finance Office policies and procedures, as well as detailed contact information, frequently asked questions, financial reports and electronic forms. More

Flu Shots Available By Appointment in Health Services

Flu shots are available in Health Services, Watson Hall First Floor. Call for an appointments at (206) 281-2231.


Parrotts' Article in Journal of Psychology and Theology

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Les and Leslie Parrott's article titled "The SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) Approach to Marriage Education" was published in the October edition of Journal of Psychology and Theology. The article explores their pre-marital, neomarital and early marriage education model. Les is a professor of psychology, and he and Leslie co-direct the Center for Relationship Development.

Ward Speaks at Emerging Professionals Institute

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, is a faculty member for the Emerging Professional Institute (EPI). EPI is for young professionals in enrollment management, admissions and registration and records and is sponsored by the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers (PACRAO). The institute was held October 20-22 in Los Angeles, and Janet provided an overview of the profession. The institute was attended by Student Academic Services staff Cory Cooper, Torrey Landgraf and Serena Severance.

Smith's Glass Art on Display at Bethany Presbyterian

From now through December, the glass art of Margaret Smith is on display in the parlor and gallery at Bethany Presbyterian Church on top of Queen Anne Hill. Margaret is a University Communications specialist, writer and artist. In her show called “(G)litter," she uses old church and house windows as frames for her work in mixed media, especially colored glass. In her artist summary for the show, she says, "Working in glass lets me show what's behind the thing itself."

New Book by Greg Wolfe

Greg Wolfe, writer in residence and publisher and editor of Image, has written a book titled Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, & Mystery. The book is a collection of editorial statements originally published in Image. Read more about the book online. More

Welcome, Chad!

SPU alum Chad Steele ‘03 has joined Student Academic Services as the new computer services manager. Welcome, Chad.


Goggans Quoted in The Seattle Times

Phil Goggans, associate professor of philosophy and president of the Washington Association of Scholars, was quoted in an article in The Seattle Times on October 31. The article dealt with a recent College Republican bake sale at the University of Washington. Read the story online. More


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 Professor of Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of French
Associate Professor or Professor of Graduate Psychology
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy
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.

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
Graduate Admissions Counselor—School of Health Sciences (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-months), Health Services
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Plant Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

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