Monday, March 1, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Winter '04 Census Information Available

The Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) has activated the winter census link on its Web site. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view the autumn and winter censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information emerging on this Web site, please contact Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, by emailing More

Charlie Peacock Coming to SPU

Charlie Peacock brings his innovative and genre-transcending work as a songwriter, record producer, musician and writer to SPU on Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. A pioneering artist and mentor, Peacock will mix thoughts on vocation and stories from his experience in the music industry into an acoustic concert featuring some of his best songs. Peacock has produced Switchfoot, David Crowder Band, Nichole Nordeman, Audio Adrenaline, Sara Groves and more. Peacock's new book, featuring a foreword written by Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, will be available at the event.

SPU Men's Basketball Final Home Games

Come cheer on the men's basketball team this week as they finish up their 2003-04 season. On a roll with five straight wins, the Falcons take on Alaska-Fairbanks on Thursday, March 4. On Saturday, March 6, they'll face Alaska-Anchorage. Tip-off begins at 7 p.m. for both games in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff who present their valid campus ID can receive complimentary tickets for spouse and dependent children. More

Take the Summit Challenge

Support student scholarships by participating in Summit Challenge 2004. With every gain in elevation on two of Washington's most majestic peaks — Mount St. Helens and Mt. Rainier — you'll be supporting student scholarships. See details at the Web site (click on the summit logo). Space on Summit Challenge is limited, so reserve your spot today. The first informational meeting will be Tuesday, March 23, from 6-7 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, March 19. Questions? Call Mark Miles at (206) 281-2631. More

SPU Internship Fair

Encourage your students to attend the annual SPU Internship Fair on Tuesday, March 2, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. This event is a great opportunity for students, and more than 30 employers will attend this year's fair. For a complete list of employers attending, visit the Web site. More


Residence Life Staffers' Workshop Well-Received

Manny Mourtzanos and Shawn Whitney from the Office of Residence Life recently presented a two-part workshop at the Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The workshop focused on the effects of the “Millennial Generation" on institutions of higher education. Their workshop was selected as the “Best in the Northwest" program to represent NWACUHO at the Association for College and University Housing Officers International annual convention in Montreal, Quebec. Congratulations, Manny and Shawn!

MTF Faculty Leadership in WA. Association

Three professors are continuing their leadership involvement with the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT), a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Scott Edwards, assistant professor and director of MFT internships, was elected for a five-year term beginning January 2004. He will serve as president-elect for two years, president for two years and as past president for an additional year. Tina Sellers, coordinator of the Medical Family Therapy program, was re-elected for another two-year term as secretary. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, associate professor and MFT department chair, maintains her WAMFT position as elections chair. The MFT faculty's leadership will co-sponsor the upcoming WAMFT conference here on the SPU campus. On Saturday, March 13, David Schnarch, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker in Upper Gwinn from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The MFT faculty are excited about this community event where clinicians from around the Northwest will gather to learn about "The Crucible Approach: The Integration of Sex and Marital Therapy."

Kimberly Segall to Present at Conference

On March 5, Kimberly Segall, assistant professor of English, will give a conference paper on "Pursuing Ghosts: The Traumatic Sublime in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace," at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her paper will be part of a session on trauma and literature.

Welcome, Ted Hiemstra!

SPU is delighted to welcome Ted Hiemstra, associate director of graduate admissions, to the Graduate Center. To reach him, call The Grduate Center at (206) 281-2091.


Rob Wall Quoted in The Seattle Times

Professor of Theology Rob Wall was quoted in a front-page story about Mel Gibson's film, “The Passion of the Christ," in The Seattle Times on Tuesday, February 24. Read the article online. More


Current Staff Openings

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Student Life, Academic Affairs
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Student Programs Assistant, Student Programs

For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the Web site or stop by the human resources office. You can also call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

Current 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 about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

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