Monday, November 24, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


FireFox Questions and Answers

The next staff forum is Wednesday, December 17, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. First Free Methodist Church Pastor Mark Abbott will speak on “creation spirituality" and “redemption spirituality" involving thankful and thoughtful care of all the resources God has placed at our disposal. Light refreshments will be provided. For more details on the forum and our continuing discussion of workplace attitudes, visit the Staff Council Web site. More

Faculty: Please Announce This to Your Students

ASSP and the Emerson Hall Council are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner in the Emerson Hall Lobby at 3 p.m. on Thursday. It's open to the entire SPU community for anyone that has no place to go for the holiday. Space is limited to 75 attendees so people must RSVP to Matt Cheung at or (206) 281-5197. Faculty and staff may contribute food for the dinner as well by contacting Matt.

On-Call Job List Now Available

The academic year on-call list is now available in Student Financial Services or by emailing the Office of Student Employment. The list is comprised of students who are interested in one-time or part-time employment. The list is divided into five categories; child care, tutoring, manual labor, office work and house cleaning. Contact the Office of Student Employment for more information at

Planning a Retreat in 2004? Consider Camp Casey

Nonprofit groups from all over Puget Sound choose Camp Casey for their 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.

Tickets on Sale Now for 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.

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.

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.


Steele, Algera Make Presentations

David Steele, associate professor of educational administration, and Henry Algera, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, presented separate workshops at the recent Washington State School Directors Association (WASSDA) annual conference that was held in SeaTac. David led a number of sessions on the "Key Work of School Boards and Administrators," which focused on how school boards and superintendents can administer the district while keeping an eye on improving student achievement. Henry, along with 2003 SPU alum John Bond, presented a session on "Classroom Assessment: Engaging Students in the Accountability Process." This session focused on how formative classroom assessments can be used to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. All sessions were well attended.

SPU Trivia Bee Team Set Sights on Next Year

The SPU Trivia Bee Team, otherwise known as the “Dream Team of Academe," was eliminated in the first round of the recent annual Washington Literacy Trivia Bee held in Seattle. Team members Eric Hanson, professor of music; Steve Perisho, Learning Resources librarian; and Tim Surdyk, husband of Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Surdyk, faced teams from the King County Library, Elliot Bay Bookstores, Pemco Insurance and others in what was easily considered the hardest round of trivia questions. However, Cheryll Kelly, wife of University Communications Specialist Clint Kelly, won the Audience Trivia Quiz. The prize was “The Great Sphinx Nodden," now on display in Clint's office.


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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