Monday, July 5, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for 2004-2005

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a “Community Events" brochure highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2004-2005 academic year, especially for Autumn Quarter and Winter Quarter. If you are planning an event, lecture, speaker series, conference or anything of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Cooper Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at (206) 281-2977.

SPU Night With the Mariners Is August 23

Join SPU faculty, staff, students and alums at Safeco Field on Monday, August 23, to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Tickets are $10 each. (View seats, 300 level). Game time is 7:05 p.m. All SPU faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends are welcome. To order tickets, return the yellow flyer you received in the campus mail with a check (payable to SPU) to Julia Weir, University Communications, Suite 116. There is a limited supply of tickets, so get yours before they're gone. If you have questions, contact Julia Weir at (206) 281-2051 or

Information and Data Management's Improved Web Site

Thanks to the fine development work by Senior Systems and Data Manager Tim Gatlin and the Web team in Computer and Information Systems, the Information and Data Management Web site has a new look and improved navigation. The site will continue to be updated. Please send feedback to Tim Gatlin at More

Free Bus Passes Now Available

Metro FlexPasses have arrived and are available in the Office of Safety and Security (OSS). OSS is open all day, everyday, so you may stop by anytime. The FlexPass is a non-transferable benefit for use by SPU employees (employed 32 hours or more a week). The pass is effective from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005. It entitles the bearer to ride anywhere in the Metro service area (one or two zones) at any time Metro is running (peak or off-peak). It can also be used toward authorized Metro vanpool fare and Sounder Transit. To pick up a FlexPass, bring your SPU ID card to OSS. In exchange for a pass, you must sign a FlexPass Use Agreement form, which is available in OSS or on the Web site at Other FlexPass rules are:
1) The FlexPass is to be used only during the period you are employed by SPU.
2) The FlexPass is for your transportation only. Do not give your pass to another person.
3) The FlexPass is to be returned upon request, or when you end employment with SPU. If you do not return your pass, $90.00 for each month remaining on the pass will be withheld from your paycheck.

The 2003-2004 FlexPasses expired on June 30, 2004. Please cut them in half and dispose.

SPU Bike to Work Team Racks Up the Miles!

Jerry Essenpreis, Bob Drovdahl, Evette Hackman, Frank Kinard, Kristi Nelson, Jobe Nice, Tracy Norlen, Bill Purcell, Andrea Reichert and Catherine Seguin were part of the month-long Group Health Commute Challenge, one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast. Hundreds of teams and thousands of riders participated by biking to work as many days as they could between May 21 and June 19. The “SPU Spinners," lead by “Team Captain Hackman," made 64 round trips, averaging 14.6 miles round trip. The SPU team ranked 139 out of 371 teams. Total team mileage was 944 miles! Congratulations to the SPU Spinners!

Audio and Video of SPU's Community Breakfast With David Brooks Now Available

If you missed SPU's 2004 Greater Seattle Community Breakfast, you can now hear and see the speakers via the SPU home page. Audio and video files of the remarks by SPU President Philip Eaton, School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer, and keynote speaker and New York Times columnist David Brooks are available on the President's Web page,, under the “President's Addresses" section. If you would like a printed transcript of the event, contact Julia Weir at (206) 281-2051 and one will be sent to you when available. More

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Lindsey Peterson, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week until late September. Be sure to send your announcements and news as early as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Cooper Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. (Look for the “Submit Bulletin Items" in the upper right-hand corner.) The next deadline is Thursday, July 15, for the July 19 publication.


Lubag Performs With Several Local Jazz Bands

Reuel Lubag, SPU vocal jazz director and jazz piano faculty instructor, performed with the Bellevue Philharmonic for the 4th of July celebration at the downtown Bellevue City Park. The concert was part of a coordinated fireworks display and simulcast on Fox Network affiliate KCPQ-13. Reuel also recently performed with renowned jazz drummer Winard Harper for a series of performances with Harper's sextet in Seattle. As a result, Reuel will be serving as an alternate pianist for Winard's band. Reuel will work with the famous Mills Brothers at a concert in Moses Lake on July 16 along with Seattle Jazz great and educators Clarence Acox and bassist Chuck Kistler. He will be part of “Jazz in the Valley" with the Central Washington University Alumni Jazz Orchestra as part of the regional jazz festival taking place in Ellensburg, July 31-Aug 1. The SPU community is invited to attend his weekly jazz jam sessions in his teaching studio in Crawford Hall, 104A, on Mondays at 9 p.m. The session features SPU students and local professionals in a friendly, educational environment. For more information on other concerts and events, contact Reuel at or visit his Web site. More

Kelly Part of Christian Writers Alaskan Cruise

Clint Kelly, University communications specialist, is one of the featured workshop leaders for the upcoming Northwest Christian Writers Association (NWCA) summer cruise to Alaska, August 27-September 3. He joins award-winning authors Lauraine Snelling and Lin Johnson. NCWA was founded in 1990 and is a board-governed, nonprofit, support organization for Christian writers. There are still some spots available for the cruise. Visit the Web site for more information. More


Richards Quoted in South Whidbey Record

Mitch Richards, guest group program coordinator for the Camp Casey Conference Center, was quoted in the June 26 edition of the South Whidbey Record. The article featured the conference center pool and other places to swim on Whidbey Island. Read the story online. More

Davis Featured in Commentary

A columnist for recently featured SPU Associate Professor of Political Science and U.S. Senate candidate Reed Davis in his commentary titled “Reed Davis vs. George Nethercutt." Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Instructor of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Associate Professor or Professor of Psychology
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

Administrative Assistant, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Administrative Assistant, Family and Consumer Science(32 hrs/wk), College of Arts and Sciences
Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (32 hrs/wk), Athletics
Associate Director of Safety and Security, Safety and Security
Communications Analyst, Systems Administrator, Computer and Information Systems
Lead Security Officer, Safety and Security
Library Micro Systems Coordinator, Learning Resources
Program Coordinator, Organizational Psychology (anticipated opening), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Security Officer I (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Security Officer I (40 hrs/wk—anticipated opening), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Student Payroll Technician, Finance
Systems Analyst, Administration Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Transfer Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
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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