Tuesday, January 20, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Alumni and Parents on Campus This Week

“Discover More in ‘04" is the theme for SPU's annual Homecoming this week when hundreds of alumni return to SPU to visit with friends and faculty. Parents and families are also on campus for Parents and Family Weekend. In the midst of an array of exciting, family-oriented activities, President Eaton will be asking alumni and friends the question, “How can SPU achieve even greater influence and impact in the world?" Special events include class reunions, the Talent Show, Falcon basketball games, a theatre production and a Thalia Orchestra concert. For the complete schedule of activities, visit the Homecoming Web site. More

Community/Homecoming Chapel on January 22

A special Homecoming chapel celebrating Alumnus of the Year Ed Vander Pol will be held Thursday, January 22, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Campus offices will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mr. Vander Pol is a 1972 graduate and now co-president of Oak Harbor Freight Lines in Auburn, Washington.

You're Invited to the President's Luncheon

The SPU community is invited to the annual President's Homecoming Luncheon on Saturday, January 24, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. President Eaton will speak on “Crafting a Vision to Change the World: A Blueprint for Excellence," which deals with the strategic planning initiative for the next ten years. There will also be a special performance by the alumni choir and alumni award presentations. Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be ordered through the Alumni Office at (206) 281-2586.

Meet the Alumnus of the Year

The SPU community is invited to the Alumnus of the Year Luncheon on Thursday, January 22, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Co-President of Oak Harbor Freight Lines and 1972 graduate Ed Vander Pol is the 2004 recipient. Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be ordered through the Alumni Office at (206) 281-2586.

SPRINTERS Need to Tell You Their Story

Seattle Pacific Reachout INTernational (SPRINT) is looking for people to debrief summer 2003 mission team members. Debriefing is spending an hour with a student listening to stories, looking at pictures, and discussing how their life will be different because of their trip. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the life of a student in the SPU community. There are many incredible stories to be told! If you are interested, email Kevin Lakey, SPRINT member care coordinator, at lakeyk@spu.edu.

SPUDs Available

Seattle Pacific University Directories (SPUDS) are available for faculty and staff members. They may be picked up in the ASSP office, located on the first floor of the SUB. Please bring your SPU ID card when picking up your SPUD. For more information, contact Jeff Pickering, ASSP public relations manager, at (206) 281-2497 or assp-prm@spu.edu.

SPU's Thalia Symphony Performs January 24 and 31

Thalia Symphony, orchestra-in-residence at SPU, will perform a concert on Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, and on Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Rainier Beach Performing Arts Center at 8815 Seward Park in Seattle. General admission is $12 and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call (206) 281-2949. The repertoire includes Dukas' “The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Rimsky-Korsakov's “Le Coq d'Or" and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, which will be played by SPU senior and violinist Jason Moody. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Hanson, professor of music at SPU. The orchestra, founded in 1948, is comprised of local musicians and SPU music students. The orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization serving as a creative and artistic outlet for musicians while offering the community live performances of exceptional talent.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Hear Marilyn Meberg on January 27

Author, psychologist, former professor, SPU alumna and frequent Women of Faith Conference speaker Dr. Marilyn Meberg brings her well known wit and wisdom to SPU for a special lunch program on Tuesday, January 27. Her laugh-out-loud humor and insight will appeal to all those seeking to experience joy in life. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Tickets are $12, which includes a soup and salad lunch. If you are interested in attending, call University Advancement at (206) 281-2100 no later than Thursday, January 22. More

Falcon Basketball This Week!

The SPU women take on Humboldt State Thursday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m.; the men play Central Washington at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming basketball games are Saturday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. for the women and 3:30 p.m. for the men. For more information, visit the Falcons Online. More

Rowers, Racers, Faculty and Staff Invited to Run

The annual SPU Homecoming Row-n-Run, in which the SPU crew team on the water races against the varsity track and field team on the shore, will take place Saturday, January 24, at 8:30 a.m. The 3.5-mile race begins at Montlake Cut and ends at Brougham Pavilion. (Rides to the start line leave Brougham Pavilion at 7:45 a.m.) Students, faculty and staff are invited to run. There will be prizes and refreshments available afterward in Falcon Lounge. Everyone is welcome, and bring your friends.

Learn More About Central Copying Services Center's New “DocStore"

Central Copying Services Center is hosting “DocStore Lunch and Learn" training sessions on Wednesday, January 28, from noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up with Frank Kinard at kinard@spu.edu or in the Central Copy Center. We suggest a staff administrator attend the training and then pass along this valuable information to his or her group. Attendees will learn about DocStore, a fast and easy way to submit jobs for production 24 hours a day. Ask for a brochure for more information on how DocStore can save you time.

Welcome, Charlott to Central Copying Services Center

There will be a new face at the SPU Central Copying Services Center. Charlott Boyanton will be responsible for customer service, communication related to jobs in progress and notification of completed projects. Charlott is now in training with Victoria Stenehjem. Charlott has been with Kinko's for more than five years and has filled many rolls, including supervisor and production coordinator. Victoria has moved back to Kinko's to take an opportunity as a main production operator for the SPU production branch. Victoria is still available to consult and assist Charlott and SPU. Please help us welcome Charlott to the SPU family.

Personal Trainers Available

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to provide a variety of physical fitness and exercise services for faculty and staff. These can be as simple as the assessment of a single component of fitness or instruction for a specific exercise. Or you can get a complete fitness assessment and exercise prescription or have a personal trainer for a period of time. If you are interested, call Ivonne McClurg at (206) 281-2391 or the Physical Education and Exercise Science department front desk at (206) 281-2081.

Homecoming Basketball Tickets for Faculty, Staff Still Available

Faculty and staff tickets for the Homecoming basketball games on Saturday, January 24, are now available 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 hutchj@spu.edu 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 reservation, visit the Casey Web page at www.spu.edu/casey/. 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 call (866) 661-6604.

Practice Your Spanish on January 21

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.

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.


Lusktyk's Publishes Article in Research Journal

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Kathy Lustyk, associate professor of psychology, recently learned that her manuscript, "Stress, Quality of Life and Physical Activity in Women With Varying Degrees of Premenstrual Symptomatology," was accepted for publication in the research journal Women and Health. Her co-authors are Amy Paschane (a new graduate of SPU's clinical psychology doctoral program), SPU psychology alumna Laura Widman '03 and current SPU doctoral student and psychology alumna Karen Olson '02.

Fritzberg's Article Published

Greg Fritzberg, associate professor of education, has been notified that his article titled "Revise and Resubmit: A Critical Response to Title One of the No Child Left Behind Act" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Education. The article examines the moral and practical legitimacy of new accountability measures undertaken by the federal government under Title One of the recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Law.

Welcome, New Colleagues!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.
SPU student Steven Barnett '04 has joined Plant Services as a new transportation worker.
SPU alum Ryan White '03 has joined Residence Life as their new interim assistant residence life coordinator.
Christine Ross is a new Student Financial Services representative.
SPU alum Curtis Jacobson '78 has joined Plant Services as a new multi-skilled tradesman.
SPU alum Marilyn Moorhouse ('72,'98) has joined the School of Health Sciences and Graduate Center as their new graduate admissions counselor.
SPU alum Janelle Moore '01 has joined Plant Services as the new work control assistant.


Newest Ertsgaard Arrives!

Senior Graphic Designer Joel Ertsgaard and his wife, Sarah, are the proud parents of Anna Marguerite, born January 14 at 12:46 p.m. Anna was 8 pounds, 6 ounces and 21 inches long. Sarah is doing great, Anna is pink and beautiful, big brother Erik is “warmly but cautiously" welcoming his new sister, and Joel is doing better now that it's over.


Staff Positions

For more information on all current staff vacancies, access the following resources: http://www.spu.edu/depts/hr/jobs.html , 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 http://www.spu.edu/depts/aao/facultyvacancies.asp 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 Food and Nutritional Sciences
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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