Monday, November 17, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Tickets on Sale Now for SPU's Sacred Sounds of Christmas Concert

SPU will present "The Sacred Sounds of Christmas" at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on Tuesday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. This joyous concert of sacred music features SPU's nationally recognized 70-voice Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, Männerchor and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. From Mendelssohn's "There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob" to "African Noel" arranged by André Thomas, all selections carry the Advent message of the incarnation of Christ. Reserved tickets are $15 and $18 and available through Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS or visit Tickets, paid with by cash or check, are also available at the Benaroya Hall Ticket Office, located at Third and Union. The phone number is (206) 215-4747.

Christians and Post-Modernity

The annual C.S. Lewis Institute welcomes Dr. Scott Dudley, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue. He will speak on the topic “Christians and Post-Modernity" on Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Dr. Dudley earned his master's of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He taught as an adjunct professor at SPU. The lecture is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows.

The True King: Tolkien and the Medieval

SPU welcomes the G.K. Chesterton Society to campus for a presentation by Dr. Brad Birzer, author of J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth, on Wednesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the SUB Fireside Room. This event is free and open to the public. The G.K. Chesterton Society sponsors lectures and discussion aimed at facilitating a Catholic perspective on issues of interest to current students.

International Dinner on Friday

Come and celebrate food and cultures from around the world at the MOSAIC Club's annual International Dinner on Friday, November 21, at 6 p.m. in Weter Hall. Enjoy delicious food and various cultural performances from around the world. Everyone is encouraged to dress in ethnic costumes. The cost is $5 for dinner or bring a dish to share! The MOSAIC Club is a student-led group active in creating multicultural appreciation on campus. For more information, contact Kemi Adeyemi at

SBE Wins $400 in Book Adoption Contest

In an attempt to improve SPU book adoption rates, Barnes & Noble recently offered $400 to the SPU school or department with the highest percentage of Fall 2003 book adoptions completed by June 30, 2003. Barnes & Noble recently presented the check to winner of the competition, the School of Business and Economics. SPU Dean Jeff Van Duzer was on hand to accept the check from SPU Bookstore Manger Adina Shewfelt and University Services Director Murray Lawson.

Men's Basketball This Week

The annual Wilcox Farms Tip-Off Classic this week marks the beginning of the Falcon men's basketball season. The Falcons welcome Northwest Nazarene, Southwest Baptist and Saint Leo to Brougham Pavilion November 21–22 for two nights of doubleheader games. For more information, visit the Falcon Online. More

Campus Christmas Bazaar

The annual SPU Christmas Bazaar is November 24–26, from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the SUB. Come see the variety of crafts made by members of our SPU community, and do some Christmas shopping as well.

Campus Ministries Invites You to Submit Prayer Requests

The SPU Thanksgiving Communion Service will be held Tuesday, November 25. During the service there will be an opportunity to pray for each other and lift up the SPU community, city and world in prayer. Campus Ministries is inviting you to send in your personal prayer requests to be included in the bulletin for the SPU community to use as a prayer guide. If you would like to submit a prayer request, email Christi Scovil at Please let Christi know if you would like your request to be listed anonymously. Also during the Thanksgiving service we take an offering to support the Campus Ministries Benevolence Fund, which is used to assist students with unanticipated financial crisis. Thanks for considering supporting this ministry.

Eaton's Annual Christmas Celebration for Faculty, Staff and Spouses

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton will be hosting their annual Christmas Celebration for all faculty, staff and spouses on Tuesday, December 9, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Hillford House, 600 W. Dravus Street. Invitations will be mailed shortly. Mark your calendars now for this wonderful evening of fellowship and Christmas cheer. If you have any questions or to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of the President at (206) 281-2111.

2004-2005 SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Applications

It is time once again for students who intend to return to SPU as full-time undergraduates in 2004-2005 to complete a Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergraduate Scholarship application. Part of this application includes a reference form, which many of you may be asked to complete. Please remember to fill it out as completely as you can. You can forward your completed form directly to Glenda Ellingson, program manager of grants and scholarships, in Suite 114, or give it back to the student in a sealed envelope to turn in on your behalf. Please don't delay. The students have to have all of their application materials in by December 5 and we will not be able to accept late references. Please have your completed reference form back to the student or to SFS by December 1, 2003. Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter. Contact Glenda Ellingson at (206) 281-2467 or, if you have any questions or concerns.

Need Help With Fall Chores?

SPRINT, the cross-cultural mission program at SPU, is gearing up for their next Project Workshare event to raise money for the mission teams going to Nampa, Idaho, on Winter Break. You have the opportunity to hire students to help with home projects. The suggested donation is $12 per person per hour. If you have a specific day or week you need help, or for more information, call Katrina Utterbackat at (206) 281-2491 or email

Last Week to See “A Curious Savage"

The SPU Theatre Department presents the comic morality tale “A Curious Savage," November 20-22. 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.

Women's Basketball Begins Friday

Coming off a historic 29-1 season last year, the SPU women's basketball team begins play by hosting the Falcon Hoop Classic, November 21–22, at Brougham Pavilion. SPU plays UC-San Diego on Friday, November 21, at 5 p.m. and then meets Montana State Billings in a rematch of the West Region semifinal on Saturday, November 22, at 5 p.m. Rounding out the tournament field is Central Washington, which will play at 1 p.m. each day. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons 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
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy

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, 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
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
Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

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