Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


European Symposium, Featuring Rick Steves

Please join us for the 21st Annual European Studies Symposium at SPU, February 17-19, 2004. Rick Steves, renowned travel author/producer of PBS TV series, will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 in Upper Gwinn. You'll also hear presentations by SPU students and faculty, and a talk on Turkey and the European Union by Resat Kasaba, professor of international studies at the University of Washington, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, in Library Seminar Room. The events are free, open to the public and handicap accessible. Questions? Contact Erika Daligcon at dalige@spu.edu or by calling x2670.

Annual C. May Marston Lecture This Week

Dr. Alain Gowing, associate professor of classics at the University of Washington, will deliver the 2004 C. May Marston Lecture, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, in Demaray Hall 150. The event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Spring Registration in Two Weeks

Advance registration for Spring Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been notified via email of their assigned appointment time. 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 at (206) 281-2031 or sasinfo@spu.edu.

Senior Preview to Introduce High School Students to SPU

Please join the Admissions Office in welcoming nearly 200 seniors to campus on Thursday and Friday, February 19-20. Thank you in advance for taking a moment to give directions, share your SPU story and answer their questions. Your interaction with these students might make all the difference in the quality of their visit! Please contact Catherine Seguin with any questions at cseguin@spu.edu.

Faculty and Staff Can Join Acting on AIDS Week

Take part in this week's Acting on AIDS events, including the Student/Faculty Forum on February 17. This is a great opportunity for students and faculty to engage in dialogue concerning HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and how it affects the continent's cultural, economic, political and religious systems, as well its global effects. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 17, at 1 p.m. in Demaray 150. Faculty and students who have participated in the fight against HIV/AIDS through mission trips to Africa will participate in a panel, as well as AIDS medical experts Dr. Joe Riverson, and Marliee Dunker Pierce, daughter of World Vision's founder, Bob Pierce.

February 17 AIDS Academic Forum

A special forum discussing the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa will be held Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Fine Center. AIDS medical experts Dr. Joe Riverson and Marliee Dunker Pierce will provide a presentation of HIV/AIDS to better understand the biological, economical, global and spiritual implications of the disease.

Acting on AIDS Concert, February 20

Jacob's Well will headline a concert in Upper Gwinn at 9 p.m. on Friday, February 20. Tickets are $3 with proceeds going directly to One Life Revolution.

An Evening of Etiquette

The Career Development Center and AUSBE are co-sponsoring the Etiquette Evening for students on Tuesday, February 24, from 7-8:30pm in Upper Gwinn. This event will help students learn how to impress potential employers and their friends and family. Encourage your students to join the evening for dessert as the presenters explain etiquette do's and don'ts. *Business casual attire is recommended. Please encourage your students to grab a friend and sign up today. It's FREE! Students can sign up by calling the Career Center at (206) 281-2485. *Business casual attire for men: slacks and a shirt with a collar. For women: slacks or a skirt with a sweater or blouse. The deadline to sign up for the Etiquette Evening is Noon on Friday, February 20.

Helping Students Plan for the Future

Do you know students who are struggling to choose a major or to decide what to do after graduation? The Career Development Center offers two classes to help students discover their vocational direction and choose majors or find appropriate employment after graduation: Career Exploration and Career/Life Planning. For more details on these courses, visit the online SPU Catalog and Time Schedule. Both classes are one credit. More

Do You Have Students Who Should Apply for YAC Scholarship?

Please encourage your junior students to apply for the new YAC Scholarship. The Young Alumni Council of Seattle Pacific University has established a $500 scholarship for student who has demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service. All current junior students are eligible to apply. Applications are available online. The YAC looks forward to awarding a student who excels in both the classroom and the community! More

Nominations for Graduate Students

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 pursuing volunteer or vocational service in America's inner cities, developing nations or environmental stewardship. Nominees must be affiliated with a service organization, a resident of the Pacific Northwest and be 20-30 years old. If you would like to nominate a current or past student, email Christi Scovil in Campus Ministries at scovic@spu.edu.


Tripps Appointed to Executive Position

Dan Tripps, professor of physical education, was named executive director of Athletes for a Better World, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to "restore values and ethics at all levels of sport," reported The Seattle Times.

Lemcio Has Letter in The Seattle Times

Eugene Lemcio, professor of New Testament, had a letter to the editor appear in The Seattle Times about the advance press for the soon-to-be released movie “The Passion of the Christ." Read his letter online. More

Ferreiro Giving Lecture Series

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of history, gave a four-hour lecture series titled "Pre-Reformation Church History" at St. Thomas More Parish. He spoke to teachers from three Seattle Catholic schools who are working on their Catechetical Certification Program for the Archdiocese of Seattle, a three-year course in liturgy, Scripture, church history and spirituality. Dr. Ferreiro will give four more modules in the next two months that include the topic of post-Reformation church history

Jio's Restaurant Review in Northwest Palate

Sarah Jio, assistant editor of Response, published an article about the new Ballard restaurant Carnegie's in the January/February edition of Northwest Palate. The article detailed the transformation of one of Seattle's historic Carnegie libraries into a fine dining establishment. Jio will also review the restaurant for a forthcoming issue of Gourmet magazine.


Tracy Gets Married

Tracy Cooper, news and media relations manager in University Communications, celebrated Valentine's Day by marrying David Norlen. The couple is honeymooning in Mexico. Congratulations, Tracy!


Staff Positions

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Student Life — Academic Affairs CIS Help Desk Assistant — Computer and Information Services
Maintenance Mechanic II — Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-month) — Health Services
Residence Life Coordinator — Residence Life
Student Programs Assistant — Student Programs

For more information on all current staff vacancies, please visit the Web site or stop by the HR 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

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site 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 and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy

Volume #31, Issue #7 | Published by: University Communications

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