Monday, September 13, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Summer Grades Due by September 14

Summer Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 14. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to (206) 281-2669 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). If you have any questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid and processing enrollment verifications.

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests

For full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: October 1 is the deadline to submit an online request for a spring weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center, located on Whidbey Island. The circa-1900 houses – once a part of the "Fort Casey" coastal military fortress – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee covers the cost to use a house for a weekend (or up to six nights) for you and your guests. The house accommodates up to 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach and other amenities at the conference center. Requests will be accepted for stays between February 3 and June 14, 2005. All requests are to be submitted online. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by October 31. If you are offered a spot, you will find that Camp Casey provides a wonderful setting for you and your guests to enjoy the rural, historical beauty of Whidbey Island. Go for walks, collect rocks on the beach, bicycle around Crockett Lake, fly a kite, play board games in the dining room, go out for dinner, escape into a book or shop in Langley or Port Townsend. Camp Casey is a great place for R & R. Requests must be submitted online by October 1. If you have questions, email Elizabeth Anema at or call tollfree to (866) 661-6604. To see photos of Casey and to register, visit the Camp Casey Web page. More

University Calendar Now Online

The University Calendar is now available online. This calendar notes all holidays and the times evening classes will meet, as well as University deadlines. If you have any questions, contact More

On-Campus Employers Needed at Job Fair 2004

The annual part-time Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 28, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Close to 500 students will attend the event and many of these students are specifically looking for on-campus jobs. All campus departments are encouraged to attend. This is a fun time to get out of the office and meet with students. Lunch will be provided for employers. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, for RSVP information at or (206) 281-2047.

Stephen Bly Headlines Next Christian Writers Renewal

Stephen Bly, author of more than 90 books, ordained minister, mayor of Winchester, Idaho, and creator of the false-front Western village of Broken Arrow Crossing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Christian Writers Renewal at SPU, June 3-4, 2005. At a special dessert reception on June 3, the well-known author will talk on “Dirt Trails and Distant Sunsets: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of a Reluctant Writer and Undisciplined Disciple." For more information, call (425) 488-2900 or contact

Requesting Cadre Proposals for Autumn Quarter

The Campus Ministries Cadre program aims to provide students with opportunities to foster relationships with other students, faculty and staff through discussion, study and/or prayer by focusing on specific issues or academic disciplines. Do you have an idea for a cadre? Campus Ministries is currently accepting proposals for Autumn Quarter. If you have questions, contact Campus Ministries Administrative Assistant Christi Scovil at or (206) 281-2966. You can complete a proposal form online. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication on September 27

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume weekly publication on Monday, September 27. The bulletin is published on Mondays. Deadlines are the Thursday preceding Monday publications. 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, September 23, for the September 27 publication.


Capp at the University of Cape Town

Myrna Capp, adjunct faculty in music, visited the music department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in July. She led master-class piano coaching for several students. She also attended the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa, doing research in music and the arts of sub-Saharan Africa. The festival included African music, dance, theatre, visual arts and a lecture by South African Anglican Bishop Thabo. His topic was "The Land and the Church," a very important issue in post-apartheid South Africa, reports Myrna.

Vokos, Kline Win Grant From The Boeing Company

Two SPU professors recently received grants from The Boeing Company to design an information program for teachers in math and science. Stamatis Vokos, associate professor of physics, and Frank Kline, professor of education, were awarded the grants. A distinctive of this program will be the collaborative efforts of a science educator, a teacher educator and a master teacher on loan from a school district.

Maddox's Article Published

An article by Randy Maddox titled “Psychology and Wesleyan Theology: Precedents and Prospects for a Renewed Engagement" was recently published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity 23 (2004): 101–9. Randy is professor of theology and the Paul T. Walls chair of Wesleyan theology.

Hoyt Sets American Record

Jack Hoyt, Falcon head coach of track and field, won the National Masters Decathlon title in Neosho, Missouri, with a record-breaking total score. His 10-event total of 7,693 points was 341 points better than the previous mark for the age 40-plus division, set in 1997. He also tied the masters' decathlon pole vault record by clearing 15 feet, 1 inch. Hoyt, who had won a U.S. masters' title in the high jump earlier this month, said he felt fortunate, especially after being sidelined with a strained calf in early July. “My second day of competition went really well," he said. “Some of those marks would've pleased me even back in my prime." His pole vault was 13 inches above his collegiate best, while his javelin throw of 176 feet was just 6 inches off his top mark at SPU in 1987. Congratulations, Jack!

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.

Daniel Kirk has joined Safety and Security as an officer.
Michael Marston is the new transfer admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions.
Bob Zurinsky has joined Campus Ministries as the graduate coordinator for ministries.
Sergio Soriano has joined the Athletics Department as an assistant men's soccer coach.
Mark Barany has joined Learning Resources as the microsystems coordinator.
Stacey Rall is a new Student Financial Services representative.
Andy Martin has joined the Graduate Center as the records coordinator.
Jennifer Dwyer has joined the Student Counseling Center as the administrative assistant.


West's Op-ed in Seattle Post-Intelligencer

An editorial written by John West, chair of the Political Science Department and a senior fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, appeared in the August 31 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The editorial is titled “Faith Has Positive Effect on Country" and looks at the use of religious language by presidents over the years. Read the story online. More

Richards Daughters Featured in Arts Festival Poster

The three daughters of Mitch and Linda Richards served as models for this year's Coupeville Arts Festival poster. Mitch is the guest group program coordinator at Camp Casey. Daughters Reed (2 years old), Reilly Joy (7), Renne (5) and their friend Sebastian (7), are featured on the official poster for the festival, which appeared throughout Whidbey Island and the Puget Sound this summer. The poster was also reproduced on all the festival's merchandise, including mugs, t-shirts and tote bags, “all of which we bought," reports Mitch.

Davis Featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reed Davis, associate professor of political science and candidate for U.S. Senate, was featured in an article in the September 3 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Read the story online. More

Response Article Mentioned in Christianity

A Response article interviewing National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia was cited on the “Reel News" section of Christianity “Reel News" is a weekly roundup of what's happening in the world of movies written by Jeff Overstreet, who is also a University Communications specialist. Jeff also wrote the Gioia article for Response. Read it online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization

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

Application Processing Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Lead Security Officer, Safety and Security
Processing Assistant (Temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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