Monday, December 8, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Last Fac/Staff Bulletin of the Year

The last Fac/Staff Bulletin of the year will be published December 15. If you have event announcements for January, please consider submitting them now. The deadline is Friday, December 12. The Bulletin will resume publication Monday, January 5, with a deadline of Friday, January 2.

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.

SPU Basketball During the Holidays

Come watch some great Falcon basketball at the Oak Harbor Freightlines Holiday Classic, December 29–30. The SPU men play Alderson Broaddus of West Virginia on December 29 and then Saint Martin's on December 30. Both games begin at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff (with SPU ID) receive complimentary tickets for spouse and dependent children. For the rest of the tournament schedule and all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons online. More

Faculty, Staff Advent Devotions on Tuesdays

Advent devotions for faculty and staff continue Tuesday, December 9, from 8:30–9 a.m. in Alexander Hall Chapel. Each week devotions are led a different faculty member. The music is led by Gerard Duguay, assistant director of computer and information systems, and Frank Kinard, manager of copying and mailing services. Hot spiced apple cider, coffee and muffins are served afterward. Please join us to celebrate the coming of Christ.

Papers Wanted for “Lord of the Rings" Festival

The Office of Student Programs and the Theology and Film Cadre are interested in papers or projects relating to the "Lord of the Rings" books and films. Entries will be displayed or presented during the "Lord of the Rings" Festival at SPU, January 15 and 17. The best submissions will be eligible to win five free tickets to a theater showing of the new “Lord of the Rings" movie, "Return of the King." The festival also includes free showings of the first two “Lord of the Ring" movies, as well as discussion groups and free movie snacks. Submit papers or projects to Matthew Koenig in the Office of Campus Ministries, SUB 224, by January 6, 2004. For more information, contact Mathew at or (206) 281-2932.

Grades Dues by December 19

Autumn Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web; in-person; placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 120); mailed; or faxed to (206) 281-2669 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). If you have any questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid and processing enrollment verifications.

Save Your Marriage Before It Starts Seminar on April 3

Getting married? Know someone who is? The “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts" seminar for engaged or recently married couples, featuring SPU faculty members and relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is Saturday, April 3, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The cost before March 1, is $100 per couple. After March 1 the cost is $140 per couple. Lunch is included! Contact (206) 281-2543 for more information.

FireFox Questions and Answers

The first staff forum of the academic year is Wednesday, December 17, from 9–10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. First Free Methodist Church Pastor Mark Abbott of will speak on “creation spirituality" and a “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

On-Call Job List Now Available

The academic year on-call job 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.

Eaton's Annual Christmas Celebration for Faculty, Staff and Spouses on December 9

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton will host 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.


Hackman Speaks to Students in Guadalajara

Evette Hackman, associate professor of food and nutrition, recently traveled to the University of Guadalajara-Lamar to talk with students about the profession of dietetics and studying at SPU. More than 200 students attended the sessions. Due to Evette's visit and contacts, a SPRINT team will go to the university in August 2004 to work with fellow nutrition students on community nutrition for low-income families. You can read Evette's lecture and see some photos taken during the session by visiting the Web site (in Spanish). More

Kelley Appointed Chair

Lucille Kelley, dean of the School of Health Sciences, was recently appointed chair of the Education Commission for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE). NWONE exists to advance the health and wellness of individuals and the communities in which its members live and serve. Lucille will work with fellow commission members to plan NWONE membership events, act as liaison with the NWONE executive director and evaluate program topics and speakers for future meetings. Currently, Lucille is working on the spring program titled "Strengthening Care Delivery Through Innovative Leadership" to be held March 2004 at the Renaissance Madison Hotel in Seattle.

Wall's Study of 1 Timothy

Rob Wall's detailed exegetical study of 1Timothy 2:9-15 with "hermeneutical postscript" -- a controversial text in defining the role of Christian women within a congregational setting -- is forthcoming in the next issue of the Bulletin of Biblical Research. Rob is professor of Christian Scriptures. The research and writing of this article was funded in part by a senior faculty grant from the SPU's Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. As always, if any of his colleagues would be interested in receiving an electronic copy of Rob's article and dialoguing with him about his conclusions, please contact him at

Dearborn Gives Staley Lecture at John Brown

Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theology, gave a Staley Lecture at John Brown University on November 20. The lecture was titled "Journeying With J.R.R. Tolkien" and was part of their “Faith and Literature" series. While on campus, Kerry also spoke to a group of faculty and participated in a dialogue session with honor students.

Edwards Presents Workshops in South Korea

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, recently presented two workshops in Seoul, South Korea. The workshops were titled "Family Therapy With Adolescents" and "Premarital Education." The presentations were in conjunction with the Marriage and Family Therapy program in Hallym University's School of Social Work. SPU's MFT department has previously hosted Dr. Huh from Hallym University and looks forward to continuing an international, collaborative relationship with their faculty and students.

Woodward Participates in NCAA Faculty Event

Professor of History Bill Woodward participated in the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives (FAR) Association annual forum, November 20-22, in New Orleans. Two significant national concerns were evident: (1) As reiterated by new NCAA president Myles Brand: a serious movement toward reestablishing the educational purpose and priority in intercollegiate athletics, particularly by enhancing the involvement of faculty (through FARs) and the presidents; (2) Improving the overall welfare (safety, health and protected time for academics as well as expanded participation opportunities) of student-athletes.


Wolfe and Image Featured in the Queen Anne News

Greg Wolfe, SPU's writer in residence and editor of Image: A Journal of The Arts and Religion based at SPU, was featured in the November 26 edition of the Queen Anne News. The article, titled “A Conscientious Objector in the Culture Wars," was written by Pacific Publishing Company Vice President and Publisher Mike Dillon. Read the story online. More

Leslie Parrott on Fox News

Leslie Parrott, co-director of SPU's Center for Relationship Development, was on Fox's KCPQ (Channel 13) on November 24 in a story about fidelity and commitment in marriage.

Recent Review of Les Parrott's New Book

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott's new book titled Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Live in the Present, Find Your Future (Zondervan, releasing January 2004), received a favorable review in the recent issue of Publisher's Weekly. "Reading a Parrott book is like listening to a wise, trusted friend help you sort out your problems with warmth and compassion. In this instance, the problem is regret, which the author believes can serve as a springboard to a better life -- once it's dealt with effectively. Parrott, a bestselling author and clinical psychology professor at Seattle Pacific University, leads readers through a series of practical steps toward a regret-free life, cultivating in a deeper appreciation for God's grace. He clearly presents the faith-based material through his seemingly effortless writing style, conversational tone, innate sense of structure and frequent use of fresh anecdotes. He's also vulnerable, exposing some of his own regrets. ..."


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.

Assistant Director for Research and Grants, Development
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
Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services
Work Control Assistant, Facility Management 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

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