Monday, January 12, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty and Staff Invited to “Lord of the Rings" Festival on Campus

SPU faculty and staff are invited to “The Lord of the Rings Film and Lecture Event" on campus, January 15 and 17. There will be showings of the first two "Rings" films, a presentation by John Rhys-Davies (who plays Gimli in the films), "Rings"-inspired theology discussions, cheap snacks and an opportunity to see the last movie in the trilogy, "Return of the King," in the theater with a group from SPU. Campus events will be held in Upper Gwinn and are free. See posters on campus for specifics or call Matthew Koenig at (206) 281-2932.

Homecoming Basketball Tickets for Faculty, Staff Available January 13

Faculty and staff tickets for the Homecoming basketball games on Saturday, January 24, will be available on January 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Athletic Office in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff are entitled to two complimentary general admission tickets with SPU ID.

Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon on January 23

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2004 on January 23 during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. This second group of charter members includes Ken Covell (soccer 1971-74), Roy Duncan (track and field 1955-58), Les Habegger (basketball coach 1957-74), Debbie Halle Jackson (gymnastics 1974-77) and Bob Thompson (tennis 1966-69). In addition, the late Jack MacDonald will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty and staff can make reservations by calling the Athletic Office at (206) 281-2085. Tickets are $25 and include lunch, dessert and a commemorative program. Deadline for reservations is January 20.

Catch the Arts at SPU

Don't miss the many music, theatre and art happenings at SPU. Catch the arts news with the latest issue of SPU ArtsGuide online. If you like what you see, subscribe for free and get ArtsGuide delivered to your email inbox. Don't miss the ArtsGuide calendar, where you'll find upcoming events grouped under headings of visual art, theatre, music and other arts. During Homecoming weekend, SPU's Theatre Department performs Archibald MacLeish's play "J.B." -- a modern retelling of the biblical story of Job. SPU's orchestra-in-residence Thalia features a special Homecoming Concert at First Free Methodist Church. Find out more by checking out the ArtsGuide online. More

Interested in Starting a Weight Watchers Meeting Here at SPU?

I am interested in starting a Weight Watchers group on campus, most likely during the noon hour. This group will be facilitated by an SPU alum. Start the new year off with change and support from your colleagues! Contact Jen Hutchings at or (206) 281-2824 if interested.

Make Your Summer Reservations for Camp Casey Now

February 1 is the deadline for full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff to place an online request for a summer reservation in one of the Victorian-era officers' houses at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses – once part of the coastal military fortress known as “Fort Casey" – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes up to one week's rental of a house for you and your guests, use of the outdoor swimming pool and gym, and access to the beach and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos and make a r eservation, visit the Casey Web page at All requests are for stays at Camp Casey between June 16 and September 6, 2004. Indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 29. Due to the high demand and the “point system" method, it is unlikely for any one faculty or staff person to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. If you are offered a spot, this is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy an unforgettable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Once again, requests must be submitted online by February 1. For more information or to ask questions, call Elizabeth Anema, administrative assistant for the Casey Conference Center, at (866) 661-6604.

Practice Your Spanish at Lunch

The Spanish Language Conversation Table will resume this quarter on Wednesday, January 21, in the SUB at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in the opportunity to speak Spanish or just listen may come. Bring your lunch and join in.

IRS Announces Mileage Rates

Beginning January 1, 2004, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car go to 37.5 cents per mile, up from 36 cents. The Internal Revenue Service also says the rate for computing deductible moving expenses will be 14 cents per mile, a 2-cent increase. If you have questions, contact Marci Walden, payments lead, at (206) 281-2527.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Competes at EMP

SPU's Vocal Jazz Ensemble will participate in Experience Music Project's Vocal Jazz Festival on Friday, January 30, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The performance will take place in EMP's Sky Church, 325 Fifth Ave. N. in Seattle. Sponsored in part by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the festival features individual and vocal jazz ensembles from area colleges and high schools, as well as musicians Kevin Mahogany and Dee Daniels. The event is free with paid admission to EMP. For more information, visit the Web site. More

SPU Theatre Department Presents “J.B."

The SPU Theatre Department will present Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “J.B.," January 22-24 and January 29-31 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m. “J.B.," the counterpart to the biblical Job, delves into the unanswered questions of a man's relationship with God in a world of injustice. The play is memorable as verse, drama and spiritual inquiry. The play is directed by Professor of Theatre George Scranton and set design is by Professor of Theatre Don Yanik. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

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.

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.


Uomoto's Chapter Published

Jay Uomoto, professor of graduate psychology, recently published a book chapter titled "The Contribution of the Neuropsychological Evaluation to Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation" in the book Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitative Treatment and Case Management, edited by Mark J. Ashley and published in 2004 by CRC Press LLC.

Sink's New Textbook Now Available

A new textbook by Chris Sink, professor of school counseling, titled Contemporary School Counseling Theory, Research and Practice is now available from Houghton Mifflin. Chris served as editor of this new text that reviews the principle roles and functions of a contemporary school counselor, including counseling, coordination, collaboration and guidance, as defined by the American School Counselor Association. Many of the foremost counselor educators across the nation have contributed to the text.

Article by Nagy Published

An article by Professor of Education Bill Nagy, written in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington, was recently published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. The article, titled “Relationship of Morphology and Other Language Skills to Literacy Skills in At-Risk Second-Grade Readers and At-Risk Fourth-Grade Writers," reports work on how students' awareness of word parts such as prefixes and suffixes contributes to their reading and writing.


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

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

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