Monday, April 26, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Update on the SPU Campaign for Faculty and Staff

From Dean Carroll, associate director of development: “Congratulations to everyone who helped make this one of the most successful campaigns ever. In addition to gifts in kind and deferred gifts (such as wills and trusts), SPU faculty and staff are giving in record numbers. Since the start of our campaign in July 1999, monetary gifts from SPU employees have totaled nearly $930,000 in cash and pledges. Perhaps more impressive is our participation rate has risen dramatically from last year's 22 percent to more than 55 percent for this year, propelling SPU to the top quartile in this category among member institutions of the national Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Helping us celebrate are our winners for participation: Grand Prize (travel for two with Alaska Airlines): Kevin Bolding, associate professor of electrical engineering. Runner Up (two nights stay at Fort Casey Inn): Bob Huber, associate athletic director. 100 Percent Departmental Participation (dessert by Sodexho): Several departments fit this category but electrical engineering takes the cake, quite literally! Again, many thanks! For those who have not yet had the opportunity to participate and want to, please do so before June 30, 2004. Contact me in the Office of Annual Giving at (206) 281-2083, or log onto the advancement Web site." More

Multiethnic Drama Troupe Performs on Monday

The Tribes Project, a drama team consisting of young people from different racial, cultural, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, immigrant and native backgrounds, will perform on Monday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The Tribes Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to race education through the performing arts. The group has received the city of Seattle Diversity Award and the Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity 2001 Faces of Courage Award. This CFE Community event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact (206) 281-2598 or visit the Web site. More

Free Bus for Faculty and Staff Attending SPU's Community Breakfast on Tuesday

A free shuttle bus for faculty and staff attending SPU's annual Community Breakfast at the Seattle Sheraton will be available on Tuesday, April 27. The bus will be parked on Third Avenue West near Tiffany Loop and will leave promptly at 6:30 a.m. The bus will then leave the Sheraton at 9 a.m. to return to campus. If you have questions, contact Merry Jensen at (206) 281-2933.

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.

Two Local Pastors Share Their Story of Reconciliation

To help the SPU community take a closer look at issues of diversity and racial awareness, the Offices of Student Life and Campus Ministries are sponsoring Reconciliation Week. A special forum on Thursday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m. at First Free Methodist Church will bring together two local pastors to talk about the healing process between their churches. Pastor Flora Wilson Bridges of Madrona Presbyterian and Pastor Dale Sewall of Mercer Island Presbyterian will discuss their journey into becoming modern day models of biblical reconciliation. Don't miss their fascinating story.

Annual Image /SPU Film Festival

The third annual Image/SPU Film Festival will be held on campus April 30-May 2. This year's theme is "Borderlands: Movies That Explore the Space Between Us." The five films that will be screened are “Malcolm X," “East Is East," “Blade Runner," “Europa, Europa" and “Lone Star." All screenings will be followed by panel discussions with SPU faculty, students and staff. Refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, SPU Student Services and funded in part by ASSP. For information on movie screening times and locations, visit the Web site. More

Commute Trip Reduction Forms Due by May 5

If you are participated in the Commute Trip Reduction Wheel Options campaign, entry forms are due by May 5 to Cheryl Michaels in Safety and Security. Check out the Web site for more information. More

Autumn Quarter Registration Is Coming Soon

Registration for Autumn 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. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Wednesday, May 12. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 24. Contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or if you have questions.

Special Faculty, Staff Rate for Christian Writers Renewal With Jerry Jenkins

Jerry Jenkins, president of Christian Writers Guild, has written and published numerous books, several of which have been on The New York Times best-seller list. He will speak three times to the SPU Christian Writers Renewal, May 28-29. The conference also features 22 writers' workshop options and access to literary agents and publishing reps from Focus on the Family Books, Harvest House, Jossey-Bass and Zondervan. SPU faculty and staff members may attend the full conference for just $65 -- almost half price. If you prefer to hear Jerry only, single tickets for the Friday evening event are $12 (includes dessert). For conference registration at this special rate or tickets to the Friday night event, contact Bobbie Taylor at or call (206) 281-2723.

Stamping Workshop for Students, Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to "Springtime Celebrations," a stamping workshop, on Tuesday, May 4, from 5-8 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Come join stamping instructor and SPU alumna Rebekah Young for an evening of creative card-making fun. We'll work on card designs for Mother's Day, grads, dads and springtime birthdays! For those interested in expanding their stamp collection, "A Muse Artstamps" entire line of rubberstamps will be available for purchase at 10 percent off retail prices. Bring your creativity and a friend or two. No stamping experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and have fun! Join us for the entire three hours, or drop in as your schedule allows. The cost is $10 (includes materials and instruction). To RSVP or for more information, contact The event is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center's group, CONNECT.

Last Week to See “Antigone"

The SPU Theatre Department brings this timeless myth by Sophocles to the SPU Mainstage, 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. A matinee presentation is Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m. 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.

SPU and UPS Choirs in Concert on May 4

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. This is 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 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

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.


Nagy's Article Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Bill Nagy, professor of education, recently learned that his article titled "Vocabulary Processes," previously published in the 2000 edition of the Handbook for Reading Research, was chosen from among 600 scholarly pieces for inclusion in the fifth edition of Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading. This is a classic text published by the International Reading Association.

Nemtchinova's Article Accepted for Publication

Katya Nemtchinova, assistant professor of TESOL and Russian, received notice that her article titled “Student-made Video as an Assessment Tool" has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Imagination in Language Learning. The Journal is concerned with theoretical and practical relationships between the imagination and the acquisition of first and subsequent languages.


Feldman's Latest Work at TAM Reviewed by The Seattle Times

A photo of a work by Professor of Art Roger Feldman accompanies a review of this year's Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum. Sheila Farr, Seattle Times visual art critic, characterizes Roger's piece called “Center" as “elegant" and describes it as a “bouquet of porous and dense textures." Her review ran on Friday, April 23. The exhibition runs through September 6. Read more of her review online. More


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
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
Professional Certification Program Associate, School of Education
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
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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