Monday, May 17, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


SPU's Second Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on May 20

SPU's Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is Thursday, May 20, in Otto Miller Hall (formerly the Miller Science Learning Center). Student presentations and posters will run from 2-5 p.m. An evening plenary session from 7-8 p.m. will feature guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Froyd, a research professor at Texas A&M. He will talk about rethinking undergraduate engineering (and related sciences) education under the title "Potential Patterns for Emerging Nanoscale Research." The public is invited. For more information, call (206) 281-2351.

Thalia Symphony Presents “Scandinavian Rhapsody"

Classic music from Sweden, Norway and Finland will be performed by the Thalia Symphony, SPU's orchestra-in-residence, on Friday, May 21, and on Saturday, May 22. “Scandinavian Rhapsody" will include works by Larsson, Grieg and Sibelius. The concert on May 21 takes place at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. The May 22 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Performing Arts Center, 8815 Seward Park in Seattle. General admission is $12 and $8 for students and seniors. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Hanson, professor of music at SPU. The orchestra, founded in 1948, is comprised of local musicians and SPU music students. The orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization serving as a creative and artistic outlet for musicians while offering the community live performances of exceptional talent. For more information, call (206) 281-2949.

Annual Hawaiian Dinner on May 21

The SPU Hawaii Club and Ohana Cadre are having a “May Day Luau Dinner" for the SPU community on Friday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m. The luau dinner will be served in Gwinn Commons, and a cultural program featuring hula dancing and Hawaiian music will be held in Martin Square. For faculty and staff not on an SPU meal plan, the cost is $8.90 per person. Everyone is invited to attend this special Hawaiian evening.

SPRINT Teams Need Your Help

Seattle Pacific ReachOut International (SPRINT) is a short-term missions program dedicated to providing students with opportunities to serve in cross-cultural settings. This summer, SPRINT will send eight mission teams to Fiji, Dominican Republic, Peru, Russia, Guatemala, China, Indonesia and Malawi. Each team needs supplies for their trips – everything from Band-Aids to hammers and nails. SPRINT teams are currently asking for monetary donations to help buy the supplies. If you would like to donate, send a check (made out to SPU) to SPRINT, Seattle Pacific University, Office of Campus Ministries, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 200, Seattle, Washington 98119. For more information on the Summer SPRINT teams, visit the SPRINT Web site or call Jacinda at (206) 281-2258. More

Recycle Mug Design Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the next recycle mug design. The deadline is May 24. A campuswide vote will be held on May 26. The winning design will be announced on May 28 and will appear on the 2004-05 mugs. The design guideline are 1) design must somehow relate to conservation theme, 2) designs may include some text (i.e., a verse or quote) and up to four colors, 3) design should be formatted in Adobe Photoshop of Illustrator with an area of 2.75"H by 9.875"W. Email your design to or send a disk to Recycle, Suite 311.

Flute Ensemble Performs May 23

SPU's Flute Ensemble will perform a concert on Sunday, May 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Christwood Auditorium at Christa Senior Community, 19303 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information, call (206) 281-2146. For directions to Christwood Auditorium, visit the Web site. More

Bike to Work Day Is Friday, May 21

WRQ Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 21. Thirty-seven commuter stations and 14 school stations will be located throughout Puget Sound for bike riders to stop and pick up free water bottles, snacks, city and county maps, bicycle commuting information or to have bikes checked for free. All stations will be open from 6-9 a.m. on May 21. For more information and the complete list of bike-to-work stations, visit the Web site. More

Bike to Work Month Is Coming

The 2004 Group Health Commute Challenge, May 21-June 19, is one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast. If commuting by bicycle is a new experience for you, this is a great program to help get you started. For seasoned bike commuters, this is your chance to test your bike-commuting mettle by riding to work as often as you can during the month. Challenge yourself, challenge your workmates and challenge other local businesses to be a part of the challenge. Just commute five times or more (round-trips) during the 30-day period and be eligible for great prizes. Cascade Bicycle Club offers classes in “urban cycling techniques" to get you started. If you're interested in joining an “SPU Team" for the bike-to-work month, contact Jessica Kernan at Visit the Web site for more information. More

SBE Graduate Program Open House for Faculty and Staff on May 20

Looking for a first-class graduate business education infused with ethics and values? Do you have a desire to strengthen your current effectiveness, enhance your potential and be challenged to make a difference in your work? If you answered yes, then mark your calendar to attend the School of Business and Economics M.B.A. and M.S.-ISM Graduate Programs Open House for employees on Thursday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McKenna Hall conference room. Drop in anytime to find out how you can start classes this summer. For more information or to RSVP, contact Debbie Wysomierski at (206)281-2753 or

Camp Casey Fall/Winter Reservations Due June 1

Full-time faculty and staff members: Would you like to escape to Whidbey Island for a weekend this fall or winter? June 1 is the deadline to submit a request to be entered into the lottery drawing for a chance to be offered a weekend in an historic officers' house at SPU-owned Camp Casey. The total cost to use a house (for up to six nights!) is only $35! You may view photographs of the houses and the Camp Casey at Click on the link at the end of this paragraph for the rental policy and submission form. If you are one of the fortunate 40 people to get offered a weekend reservation, invite some friends, pack your groceries and sleeping bags and head out to the beach for some recreation and relaxation on a weekend between September 9, 2004, and January 31, 2005. While you stay at Camp Casey you can walk on the beach, explore the natural beauty of Central Whidbey, tour the Island County historical museum, catch up on some reading or ride your bicycle. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate a loved one's birthday or anniversary. For more information, email Elizabeth Anema, Camp Casey administrative assistant, at More

Place Your Regalia Order Early

May 24 is the deadline for SPU's faculty and staff to place rental regalia orders for June's Commencement ceremonies. Place your order by stopping by the SPU Bookstore and picking up a form.

SPU's Garden Tour on June 5

Tour award-winning campus landscapes and explore select residential gardens at SPU's second annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day includes lectures by Seattle Post-Intelligencer garden columnist Marty Wingate and garden writer and SPU alum Debra Prinzing ‘81, as well as tours of several SPU gardens and six private gardens on Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 with pre-ordered van service on a space-available basis. Order tickets by calling (206) 281-2138 or visit the Web site. More

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.


Jones Article Approved by ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has just approved “ANSI/INCITS 378," authored by Associate Professor of Computer Science Creed Jones after a four-year development process. This document provides an industry standard for representing and exchanging fingerprint information for biometric applications. Creed is also the chair of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) M1.3 Task Group for biometric data formats and project editor of a similar international standard within ISO. Data format standards lead to interoperability between systems that enables vital applications in fields such as transportation security, counter-terrorism and law enforcement. For more information on INCITS, visit the Web site. More

Ferreiro Attends Medieval Studies Conference

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European History, recently attended the 39th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. He chaired a session of “Medieval Asturias, Galicia and Leon" for the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. He also negotiated a contract for a second book with E.J. Brill for his work on Simon Magus (details will be announced at another date). He also had the pleasure of meeting with a former SPU history student who is now a medievalist and chair of the History Department at George Fox University.


SPU's Garden Tour to Be Featured on KING-TV May 22

The SPU campus and the upcoming SPU Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour will be featured on “Gardening With Ciscoe" on KING-TV, channel 5, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 22. Popular local gardening guru Ciscoe Morris and the show's co-host Meeghan Black examine the many gardens and landscapes on campus with SPU head gardner Jeff Daley. The garden tour is Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the Web site for more information. More

Van Duzer on KGNW

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer was a guest on KGNW (820 AM) “KIROs Hour" on May 12. He was interviewed for an hour on the SBE's approach to business ethics.


Jason Gets Married

Jason Lenius, Class of 1999 and business services assistant in the Finance Office, married Jody Tiffany on May 1 in Mount Vernon, Washington. Congratulations, Jason and Jody!


Staff Positions

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
Professional Certification Program Associate (20 hours/wk), School of Education
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Student Mental Health Counselor-Eating Disorder Specialist, Student Health Center
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

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
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

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