Monday, April 19, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Voicemail Service Maintenance on Wednesday Morning

On Wednesday, April 21, the campus voicemail system will be offline from approximately 6-7 a.m. for planned system maintenance. This activity will cause intermittent access to the voicemail system. While the server is unavailable, incoming calls will ring directly to the telephone and will not rollover to voicemail. No incoming, recorded messages will be lost as a result of these activities. Reliable voicemail service will resume by 7 a.m. Please note that this downtime is consistent with Computer and Information Systems' (CIS) planned maintenance schedule, occurring every Wednesday morning from 6-7 a.m. If you have any questions, contact the CIS Help Desk at (206) 281-2982.

Guest Parking on Campus: A Message from Safety and Security

“For the benefit of your visitors, please remind them to call the Office of Safety and Security (OSS) when they arrive on campus. We have increased parking enforcement due to the number of students who have been parking their vehicles in the visitor spaces. In order to keep visitor spaces open to visitors, we've been actively ticketing unregistered vehicles parked in those spaces. All guests are asked to call OSS at (206) 281-2922 to notify them of their vehicle information and where they've parked on campus. If visitor spaces are unavailable, they may park in any unmarked commuter space, but they need to contact OSS so we do not inadvertently issue the guest a citation. Here is the official OSS policy:"
Security's Policy for Guest Parking. All visitors are welcome to the campus and may park in any of the commuter lots by either calling the Office of Safety and Security to register their vehicle or by obtaining a visitor pass from Safety and Security to place on the dashboard of their vehicle. Visitor permits are not required on weekends, holidays, during quarter breaks and Summer Quarter. Visitors may not park in any reserved spaces.

Puritanism Meets Greek Orthodoxy

This year's Weter Lecture will be given by SPU Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. He will examine the theology of Gregory Palamas, a Byzantine Greek Orthodox theologian and defender of the form of spirituality known as Hesychasm; and Jonathan Edwards, New England Puritan minister and chief strategist and apologist for the religious revival that swept through the American colonies during the early 1740s. Responding to Professor Steele's presentation will be Abbot Jonah from the Monastery of St. John in Point Reyes Station, California. This event is free and open to the public.

“Antigone" Comes to the Mainstage

The SPU Theatre Department brings this timeless myth by Sophocles to the SPU Mainstage, April 22-24 and April 29-May 1. Daughter of Oedipus, Antigone must defy her uncle, Creon, to bury her brother, the fallen leader of a failed rebellion. This classic Greek tragedy examines the power of enmity and revenge against love and reconciliation. Performances are 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Order your tickets today by calling the McKinley Box Office at (206) 281-2959.

Student Employee Ceremony Features Susan Hutchison

The annual Student Employee Appreciation ceremony is Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. All students who work part time and their supervisors are invited. Susan Hutchison, former local TV news anchor and current adjunct faculty member, is the guest speaker. Nominees for “Student Employee of the Year" will be recognized and recipients will be announced. Door prizes and refreshments will be available.

Respect Your Body Week at SPU

The Student Counseling Center, along with numerous groups across campus, is sponsoring a week of expression, action and education to increase students' awareness of eating and body image issues. The week includes speakers, workshops, a “body walk" to Fremont, art exhibit, ad contest, nutrition education and much more. Visit the SPU online events calendar for more information on all the events. More

Kilbourne Talks About “The Naked Truth"

Dr. Jean Kibourne, an internationally recognized researcher and speaker on the affects of advertising, will give a keynote address titled “The Naked Truth" on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Dr. Kilbourne, author of Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, is an award-winning lecturer and documentary producer. Her presentation will explore the affects of media images on society, especially how commercials influence the self-image of college students. This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. Dr. Kilbourne's appearance is part of a series of week-long activities for “Respect Your Body" week on campus.

SPU Body Walk to Fremont

The SPU community is invited to the kick-off celebration of “Respect Your Body" in Martin Square on Monday, April 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Students, staff and faculty can enjoy free food, live music, massage and aerobics during the event. Everyone is then invited to join a two-mile walk to Fremont and back. For more information on other Respect Your Body events, visit the SPU online events calendar. More

SPU's Brass Ensemble Performs April 27

SPU's Brass Ensemble will perform a concert on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

SPU and UPS Choirs in Concert

From David Anderson, director of choral activities. “On Tuesday, May 4, the SPU Concert Choir will combine with the University of Puget Sound "Adelphian Concert Choir" and guest conductor Dr. Vance George, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The centerpiece of this concert will be the "Symphony of Psalms" by Igor Stravinsky, one of the most significant works of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking work and should not be missed, especially with the remarkable collaboration between these two schools. Other selected choral literature for the concert includes music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers Stanford, Heinrich Schütz and others. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Tickets are $12 and $6 for seniors, students, faculty and staff. A second performance will be held on Wednesday, May 5, at UPS."

Latest Image Offers Commentary on "The Passion"

The latest issue of Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion is now available. The issue opens with an extended editorial statement by editor Gregory Wolfe on the movie “The Passion of the Christ." Also featured are an essay on the sculpture of John Frame, poetry by Daniel Tobin, Madeline DeFrees, Michael Chitwood and Robert Cording, and fiction by Moira Crone. The issue also includes an interview with Gil Bailie, a brilliant thinker on the subject of violence, faith and forgiveness, and essays by poets Julia Kasdorf (on art as domestic work) and Luci Shaw (on narrative), and a moving memoir by Valerie Sayers of her recent encounter with cancer. More

Weight Watchers at Work Meeting on April 22

A Weight Watchers At-Work meeting will be Thursday, April 22, from noon-12:45 p.m. in Bertona 1. Find out more information about this convenient way to attain your weight loss goal!

Summer Housing for Students

As you begin to hire students for summer jobs, please remember that on-campus summer housing for students is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications including location and price are now available in the Office of University Services and must be received by Friday, May 7. Please advise your student employees to complete an application if they want to live on campus during the summer. If you have any questions, contact University Services at (206) 281-2188 or

Catch the Arts at SPU

On-campus arts events abound all spring at SPU. SPU's Theatre Department presents its third Mainstage play of the season, "Antigone," by Sophocles and a free film festival explores the theme of diversity. May is packed with music events on campus. Catch the arts 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. And don't miss scrolling through the ArtsGuide Calendar, where you'll find upcoming events grouped under headings of visual art, theatre and film, music, writing and other arts. More

Nominations Needed for Student Leaders by April 30

You are invited to nominate students and student groups for the awards ceremony as part of this year's Leadership Celebration. The Leadership Celebration is an annual event hosted by the Office of Student Programs that seeks to thank and honor SPU students who have served on campus during the current academic year. We honor individuals, groups and advisors who have been nominated by their peers, staff and faculty. You can pick up a nomination packet at the front desk of the Office of Student Programs, located in the SUB. Please return your nominations to Student Programs by Friday, April 30.


Bond Publishes Manuscript in Education Journal

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Suzanne Bond, associate professor of educational leadership, recently had her manuscript titled "Taking the High Road" published in the middle level edition of the Principal Leadership Journal, the journal of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The article addresses the importance of a school identifying principles that guide how people treat one another, work together and make decisions in schools.

Ziemann, Severson Participate in Foreign Language Conference

Marilyn Severson, professor of European Studies (French), and Michael Ziemann, associate professor of European Studies (German and Linguistics), attended the recent annual meeting of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association held at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Michael gave a presentation on teaching film versions of Faust, and Marilyn facilitated the French Roundtable.

Severson's Book Published

The Foreign Languages and Literature Department is pleased to announce the publication of Professor of European Studies Marilyn Severson's book, Masterpieces of French Literature. The book discusses eight 19th and 20th century French novels and is part of a series titled “Greenwood Introduces Literary Masterpieces," published by Greenwood Press.

Mvududu Publishes Article in Teaching Journal

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Nyaradzo Mvududu, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, recently had her article titled "Constructivism in the Statistics Classroom" published in the Teaching Statistics journal. She also co-presented with Sharon Hartnett, assistant professor of education, at the Washington Alliance for Black School Educators in Seattle. The title of their presentation was "Legacy and Leveling the Playing Field: Creating Equal Education Opportunity for All."

Sellers Wins Award

Tina Schermer Sellers, instructor in the department of marriage and family therapy and director of the medical family therapy post-graduate program, recently won a national presentation award for “Best Workshop" from the American Academy on Physician and Patient (AAPP). The workshop was titled "Communicating with Families" and was co-presented with Doctors Shakaib Rehman and Monica Harris-Broome. The presentation was given at the 2003 AAPP Forum on Health Communication, October 9-11, 2003, at the Baltimore Maritime Institute.

Folsom Presents Lent Series

Marty Folsom, adjunct professor of Christian foundations, presented a five-week Lent series in March at St. Stephens Episcopal Church on "Relational Theology." The series dealt with building on the theme that God exists in relationship (trinity) and all that God does is for the purpose of building relationships (with God, church and world). He also was the opening speaker for the recent Divorce Recovery program at Washington Cathedral in Redmond, Washington. He spoke on the "Stages of Divorce."

Edwards Attends MFT Conference

During Spring Break, Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, attended the leadership conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). As president-elect of the Washington division of AAMFT (WAMFT), he met with other divisional leaders and spoke with staff from the offices of Representative Rick Larsen, Senator Patty Murray and Senator Maria Cantwell. Discussions centered on inclusion of MFTs in Medicare as well as increasing access of MFTs to military families. Scott says,“It was a wonderful experience to engage the MFT and political cultures on the national level."

Krienke Publishes Paper

Karl Krienke, emeritus professor of physics and mathematics, and Paul Hodge, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, had their paper titled "Newly-Identified Star Clusters in NGC 6822 and the Age Distribution of the Cluster System" accepted for publication in the May issue of the refereed research journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. They used the Hubble Space Telescope to measure light from 16 open star clusters in several colors and inferred ages, cluster formation history and the cluster specific frequency. They showed that in this dwarf galaxy, as in the dwarf Small Magellanic Cloud, open clusters survive much longer than in the Milky Way, where tidal disruption from density waves and giant molecular clouds strips the stars away.

Ferreiro Finishes Talks for Catechesis Program

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave the last of his talks for this academic year for the Catechesis program of the Archdiocese of Seattle in Mount Vernon. The focus was the apostolic origins of the Catholic Church. The four talks were on apostolic succession, canon of scripture, creeds and the Sacraments (mainly the Eucharist).


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
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 Teacher Education
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

Staff Positions

Assistant Residence Life Coordinator(32 hr/wk), Residence Life
Assistant Volleyball Coach (temporary, part-time), Athletics
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Student Life, Academic Affairs
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan- Administration, University Services
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan-Customer Service, University Services
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Office Coordinator, Graduate Admissions
Residence Life Coordinator (female), Residence Life
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

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