Monday, January 5, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Important Academic Deadlines for Faculty

Waitlist Ends January 6. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 6. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off a pproach. If space opens in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students who have been registered from the waitlist.
Increasing Class Enrollment Ends January 6. If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Ingrid Erickson at or (206) 281-2635 in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6. In order to stop the waitlist on January 6, the timeline for increasing enrollment needs to match the waitlist deadline.
Last Day to Add Classes Is January 9. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. Friday, January 9. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Winter Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including classes that meet once a week.
Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 16.

Collins Featured in Local Concert on January 11

The Early Music Guild's new “Early Music Discovery" series will feature flutists Kim Pineda and Shelly Collins, SPU adjunct music faculty member, in a performance called “The Winds of Time." The performance is Sunday, January 11, at 1 p.m. in Town Hall at Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street in downtown Seattle. Pineda and Collins will demonstrate the history and variety of their instruments while performing music from the 13th to 21st centuries on medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern flutes. This concert provides a great opportunity for flute aficionados, from dilettante to semi-professional, to hear how one instrument evolved in historical context. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for seniors and students. For more information and to order tickets, visit the Web site. More

SPU Basketball on Thursday

Welcome back your SPU basketball teams on Thursday, January 8, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The unbeaten and No. 9-ranked women's team plays arch rival Western Washington at 5:30 p.m., and the SPU men's squad squares off with Western Oregon at approximately 7:30 p.m. Mini basketballs will be distributed before both games. For all the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

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.

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.

Next 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.

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.


Gallagher Presents Paper at Language Association Conference

Susan Gallagher, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development and professor of English, presented a paper on December 29 at the annual Modern Language Association conference in San Diego, California. "Writing About South African Literature: A Case Study in the Trials and Tribulations of Scholarly Research" examined the difficulties that arise in obtaining necessary permissions to use quotations in academic work. Susan's paper was part of a session called, "Casualties of Copyright Policy: How the Law Impedes Academic Practice," sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange.

Mvududu's Article Published

Nyaradzo Mvududu, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, had her manuscript titled "A Cross-Cultural Study of the Connection Between Students' Attitudes Toward Statistics and the Use of Constructivist Strategies in the Course" accepted for publication in the Journal of Statistics Education. The article is based on a comparison study of students enrolled in statistics courses in Zimbabwe and the United States.

Ferreiro Publishes Article

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro had an article titled "A Call for the New Millennium: The Divine Mercy Devotion and the Priesthood of all Believers," published in SACERDOS 10, 47 (2003) 30-36. The article was published in Rome by the Legionaries of Christ at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum Seminary. The journal appears in four languages and is mainly for priestly formation. The article links the Divine Mercy devotion of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska (canonized April 30, 2000), the Eucharist and the distinct charisms of priests and laity. The devotion is a blend of Catholic and Orthodox spirituality. Alberto and his wife, Debra, attended the canonization of Saint Maria.

Welcome, New Staff

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information for new employees is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.
SPU alum Karen Altus ‘91 is a new career counselor in the Career Development Center.
Deborah Price is the new administrative assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


Erisman on KUOW

Al Erisman, School of Business and Economics' executive in residence, was on public radio station KUOW's news program “Weekday" on December 10. Al discussed business ethics and the recent resignation of Phil Condit from Boeing. Al worked for The Boeing Company for 32 years before coming to SPU in 2001.

SPU Students, Emerson Hall Mentioned in Time Magazine

SPU students Charity Jeffery and Brian Halcomb shared their thoughts on residence halls in the December 22 issue of Time magazine. Other schools mentioned in the story were Chicago's Institute of Technology and Michigan State University.


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
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information 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
Transportation Worker, Building Maintenance 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 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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