Monday, February 9, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Invitational GospelFest at SPU

SPU will host the upcoming SPU Invitational GospelFest on Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. The event features noted music scholar Dr. Horace C. Boyer, gospel choirs from the Pacific Northwest and the SPU Gospel Choir. Boyer also directed the Vocal Jazz and African-American Music Ensemble at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as professor of music theory and African-American music. He is the author of more than 40 articles, as well as the book How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel.The concert is sponsored by the Lawrence and Ruth Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium. Dr. Schoenhals is former president of Roberts Wesleyan College and served 28 years at SPU in a variety of administrative positions, including head of the Music Department. He and Mrs. Schoenhals have established a grant that enables First Free Methodist colleges and universities to bring Christian artists of national stature on campus to interact with the student body.

SPRINT Applications Available for Faculty, Staff

Did you know that SPRINT trips are also available to all faculty and staff? Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling way to spend your summer? Consider a short-term mission trip with SPRINT. We have trips to Peru, China, Japan, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Fiji, Indonesia and Malawi. Applications are due February 13. For more information or to apply online, visit the SPRINT Web site. More

Witness the Unveiling of Second Essence

Second Essence, SPU's journal of the arts, invites you to attend this year's unveiling on Tuesday, February 10, at 7 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church Fine Center. Selected students, faculty, staff and alumni will read their works, play their music and show their artwork. A limited number of journals will be available for purchase for $15. Come take part in the free food, interesting works and creative company as we celebrate the official release of the 2004 Second Essence.

Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year

Want to appreciate a staff member? Act now by nominating them to SPU's Staff Council for one of the "Staff of the Year" Awards. Two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) will be awarded $1,000 in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments right now to complete the online nomination form. More

Krista Foundation Seeks Nominations

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is accepting nominations for the Krista Colleague Program. This is a $1,000 grant for graduates or soon-to-be graduates who are pursuing volunteer or vocational service in America's inner-cities, developing nations orenvironmental stewardship. Nominees must be affiliated with a service organization, a resident of the Pacific Northwest and between the ages of 20-30. If you would like to nominate a current or past student, contact Christi Scovil in Campus Ministries at to request the nomination form.

Knitters' Group Forming

Calling All Women! Do you like to knit? What: Women's Knitting Group! This is for students, staff and faculty alike! When: Twice a month. Fridays at 4 p.m., beginning February 20. And Thursdays, beginning March 4. Where: TBD. If you are interested, email me and I'll let you know where we decide to meet! Let's have fun, get to know women on campus — and knit! For more information, call Jen Montzingo,

Advance Registration for Spring Quarter

Advance Registration for Spring Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 23. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 1. Questions? Please contact Student Academic Services (206) 281-2031 or


Chris Sink and Student Collaborate on Research Brief

The School of Education is pleased to announce that a research brief authored by Chris Sink, professor of education, and Heather Stroh, an SOE doctoral student, titled “Improving Academic Achievement in Primary Students Through a Systematic Approach to Guidance and Counseling," has been selected for inclusion in the data base of the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research at the University of Massachusetts. This monograph reports the results of a statewide study of the impact of comprehensive developmental school counseling programs on elementary students' academic achievement.

Ruth Adams Writes for PACRAO Newsletter

SPU Registrar Ruth Adams recently had an article, “The Invisible and Visible Registrar," in the official newsletter for the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers (PACRAO). PACRAO has 1,500 members from 400 institutions across the Pacific region.

SPU Welcomes New Staff Members

SPU welcomes Jordan Grant as the new director of Student Financial Services.
SPU welcomes Amy Ulrich, a 1997 English alum, to the School of Education's continuing education team as their new office assistant.
SPU welcomes Amanda Hataway, a 2003 communication alum, to the Marriage and Family Therapy Department as their new MFT program coordinator.
SPU welcomes Philip Pletcher to the University advancement team as their new assistant director of research and grants.


Surdyk Family Welcomes Daughter

Lisa Surdyk, associate professor of economics, and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of a new baby girl, Mary Katherine. Mary was born on January 26, weighing 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. She joins brothers Kenny, Charlie and Billy.


Staff Positions

CIS Help Desk Assistant — Computer and Information Services
Maintenance Mechanic II — Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-month) — Health Services
Processing Assistant (temporary) — Admissions
Residence Life Coordinator — Residence Life

For more information on all current staff vacancies, please go to the Web site or stop by the Human Resources Office. Please call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

Faculty Positions

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 and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site or call (206) 281-2508 with any questions or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

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