Monday, October 4, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Communion and Liberation

Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, national director of the ecclesial movement “Communion and Liberation," will talk about a new lay movement in the Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. He is a columnist for The New York Times and the Italian weekly Tempi, and has written for The New Yorker and many other publications. His book, God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity, was published by Crossroad Publishing in 2002. This event is free and sponsored by Image magazine.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 28, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18 and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS, or visiting the Web site at You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

Practice Your Spanish

Spanish Table Fellowship begins Thursday, October 7, in the SUB starting at noon. Come enjoy informal conversation over lunch. Listen or talk, as you please. Faculty, staff, and students are invited.

2005 Entertainment Books on Sale

The 2005 Entertainment Books are now for sale. Save big on Seattle shopping, dining, travel, entertainment, and more! The cost is $30. Proceeds go toward SPRINT scholarships. For more information or to order, email Tammy Johnson at or call (206) 281-4105. Sale ends December 10, 2004.

New Weight Watchers Group

A new on-campus Weight Watchers series will begin this week. The first meeting is Thursday, October 7. We'll meet on Thursdays from noon until 12:45 p.m. in Crawford 201. Open to all faculty and staff interested in losing 5 or 500 pounds–you can do it with the new "Turn Around" program! The series will run from October 7 to December 16. Come join a new leader, a new program, and a new fall season. If you have questions, call Laurie Collins (206) 281-2493.

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.

SUB Fireside Room Becomes Pacific Collegium

Did you know that almost 40 percent of our students commute to campus? In preparation for an exciting new program to focus on this population, the Student Union Building Fireside Room is under construction. We expect the Commuter Collegium to open mid-Autumn Quarter. It will provide the "home away from home" atmosphere that so many students desire. Membership to the Pacific Collegium at SPU will be limited by applications accepted in the fall. Please note: For activities that have utilized the SUB Fireside Room in the past, alternate arrangements will need to be made. Thank you for your flexibility. We look forward to showing off the completed Collegium soon. Office of Student Life.

Resonate Cadre Selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

The Resonate Cadre will sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts on October 4 and 5 to raise money for Q Café, an extension of the ministries of Covenant Church in the Interbay neighborhood. The doughnuts are $7 a box and will be available in the SUB from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. With each purchase, you will receive one dozen donuts, a cup of drip coffee, and a Q Café 2-for-1 coupon. You can preorder by contacting Jennifer Keuer at Stop by to learn more about Q Café and Community Center, which provides a friendly cafe atmosphere for students and the community, computer classes, and labs for homeless and low-income individuals, children's activities, and social-service referrals. The Q Café is a non-profit 501(c)3.

Orientation for New Student Employees Oct. 8, 15

The offices of Student Employment and Student Payroll will be conducting "New Student Employee Orientations" on the Fridays in October at 3 p.m in Weter Hall 202. The Fridays are October 8 and 15. Topics covered include Office of Student Employment services, student employee paperwork, work-study vs. non-work study employment, the Student Employee handbook, and electronic payroll procedures. The session will be approximately 45 minutes. Students who attend should be paid for this time. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, at (206) 281-2047 or with questions.

SPU vs. SU in Men's Soccer

Come cheer on your no.10-ranked men's soccer team this Friday, October 8, as they host no. 4-ranked Seattle University at 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. Don't forget to pick up a colorful SPU Sports 2004-05 poster and pocket schedule at the UniCom desk in the SUB or in the Athletics Office in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion and -- if using the Interbay Shuttle -- home soccer games, as well. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window or on board the shuttle to Interbay Stadium. NOTE: Shuttle service from Tiffany Loop to Interbay begins one hour prior to kick-off, with shuttles running approximately every 20 minutes. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Celtic Fair and Highland Games October 9

Join the Celtic Society (an SPU theme house and club) for the Celtic Fair and Highland Games, Saturday, October 9, from 12:30-5:15 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Hear Celtic musicians, including bagpipers, watch Scottish country dancers, join the Scottish Highland games — and browse Celtic booths, heritage organizations and crafts. You can also join a short worship service led by the SPU Chapel team, as well as enjoy free refreshments.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Weekly Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published on Mondays, and deadlines to submit information are Thursdays. Only news directly related to the SPU community will be published. 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. The next deadline is Thursday, October 7.


Tindall Inducted Into Gymnastics Hall of Fame

Women's Gymnastics Coach Laurel Tindall, who has become synonymous with gymnastics at SPU by distinguishing herself as both an athlete and coach for the past 32 years, was recently inducted into the Washington State Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She was inducted at a banquet held in conjunction with the USA Gymnastics state clinic in Lacey, Washington. Tindall is in her 30th year as head coach of the Falcons, having guided the program to three national championships, 21 top-four finishes and helped her athletes reach All-America status 115 times. Competing as Laurel Anderson, she instantly transformed a fledgling program into a national contender upon her transfer from the University of Washington in 1974. She claimed the national title on vault for the Huskies in 1973 and again for the Falcons in 1975. In its inaugural season, the Seattle Pacific gymnastic team placed fifth in the AIAW (all division) Championships. The 10-time All-American and national team member was named head coach following her graduation. As SPU coach, her teams won the NCAA Division II crown in 1986, and followed with USAG championships in 1992 and 1997. Fifteen Falcons have won individual national titles. She was named national coach of the year four times: 1986, 1992, 1997, and 2003. Congratulations, Laurel!

Greg Wolfe Makes Presentations, Co-Authors New Book With Suzanne Wolfe

Writer-in-Residence Gregory Wolfe has maintained a busy speaking schedule this year with presentations at the University of St. Thomas, Houston (the Lee Lecture in English), Hendrix College, Belmont Abbey College, Duke University, University of Notre Dame, University of Dallas, Communion and Liberation national meeting, Laity Lodge, and Elliott Bay Book Company. His latest book, Bless This House: Prayers for Children and Families, co-authored with his wife and SPU English Instructor Suzanne M. Wolfe, was just published by Jossey-Bass. He has recently written book reviews for Commonweal and First Things.

Davis Publishes Article

Associate Professor of Political Science Reed Davis' article titled "Raymond Aron and the Politics of Understanding" appears in the current issue of The Political Science Reviewer, a refereed journal published by ISA Press.

Maddox Gives Keynote Address

Randy Maddox's opening keynote address to the eleventh Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies (2002) has just appeared in published form. The address titled “Nurturing the New Creation: Reflections on a Wesleyan Trajectory" was published in Wesleyan Perspectives on the New Creation. Randy is the Paul T. Walls Professor of Wesleyan Theology.


SPU Students on KCPQ-TV

“Debate Watch," sponsored by the Political Science and Geography Department for SPU students, was featured on Q13 Fox News (KCPQ-TV) on Thursday, September 30. Several students were interviewed and featured in the news story.


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

Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Processing Assistant (Temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst, Admin Systems, Computer and Information Systems More

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