Monday, November 8, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Theatre Presents “The Glass Menagerie"

SPU's theatre season begins with Tennessee Williams award-winning drama “The Glass Menagerie." One of the most famous plays of the modern theater, this tender drama centers around Amanda Wingfield and her illusionary world as it collides with reality. The show runs November 11-13 and 18-20 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall on campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m., and there will be a special matinee on November 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students and seniors. Call the Theater Ticket Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

SPU Music Faculty Recital

Several faculty members from SPU's Division of Fine Arts will present a recital on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., in First Free Methodist Church. Mary Kantor (clarinet), Tamara Still (organ), Julie Kae Sigars (voice), Shelley Collins (flute), Julian Catford (jazz guitar), and James Denman (organ) will offer works by composers from the 18th through 20th centuries. The event is free. A reception will follow the recital in the Crawford Music Building. For more information, contact James Denman at (206) 281-2920.

Veterans Day Tribute on November 10

Please join a special tribute to veterans on Wednesday, November 10, at 8 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Students, faculty, and staff members will pay tribute to our American soldiers who have served.

Campus Closed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11

SPU offices will be closed and day and evening classes will not meet on Thursday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Available

As you may have seen on the flyers around campus, the Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergrad Scholarship is now available for students. Students need a reference in order to qualify for this scholarship. If a student asks you to fill one out, the SFS office asks that you return it no later than November 29. We received more than 150 applicants last year, and it crucial we collect all the material on a timely basis. If you receive a reference form to complete, please return it to SFS by Monday, November 29. If you have any questions, contact Whitney Kruse, program manager of scholarships and grants, at

Award-Wining Writer Now on Campus

Linda Wendling, a Best New Writers of the South winner known for her “keen eye on the quirky and profound dimensions of human nature," will read from her work on Wednesday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The event is free and open to the public. Linda was awarded the 2004-05 postgraduate fellowship at The Milton Center, now located at SPU and is part of the Image program, also on campus. The two central Milton Center programs are a postgraduate fellowship and the weekly writers' workshop.

Extra-Terrestrial Life and Questions of Faith

“The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life: Reflections on Current Science and Perennial Faith Issues" is the title of a lecture by astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase on Monday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall. Dr. Wolf-Chase holds a joint position as a research scientist and public educator at the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. She is the author of numerous technical articles and a skilled interpreter of specialized science to a broader audience. Her talk is part of the Seattle Initiative in Science and Religion Dialogue. The event is free and open to the public.

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien

As part of SPU's C.S. Lewis Institute, the Rev. Dr. Earl F. Palmer will discuss the friendship and inspiration offered by two of the greatest apologists of the Christian faith, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. This special lecture is Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. It is co-sponsored by the Society of Fellows. Dr. Palmer is senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and a noted speaker, author, and C.S. Lewis scholar. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 281-2209.

SPU's Instrumental Groups to Perform

Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the Flute Ensemble (formerly Flutissimo!) will perform on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church. The performance is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble is made up of 40 instrumentalists and performs a variety of music. The Percussion Ensemble includes ethnic drums and mallet, and percussion instruments. The Flute Ensemble consists of SPU flute students and select alumni.

The Impact of Alfred Kinsey's Famous Report

Later this month, Hollywood will release a new film about the life and work of zoologist Alfred Kinsey. Dubbed the father of the sexual revolution, Kinsey shocked America in the 1940s and 50s by his research purporting to show that the vast majority of Americans engaged in sexual behaviors traditionally regarded as immoral. Social scientists, lawyers, and educators were soon citing Kinsey's findings to justify sweeping changes in American law and culture. But in recent years the validity of Kinsey's research has been questioned. Was the sexual revolution launched on the basis of a hoax? Come hear a lecture on Kinsey's research by SPU Associate Professor of Political Science John West on Wednesday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The title of his lecture is “"Junk Science in the Bedroom: Alfred Kinsey's Destructive Impact on American Law and Culture." This is the first “Science and Politics" lectures co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Geography. The event is free and open to the public.

Welcome NCMSLC!

SPU welcomes to campus the 18th annual National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference (NCMSLC), November 11-14. More than 300 students from various Christian colleges and universities will join us to worship, pray, and reflect on the theme “One Body, Many Parts: Pursuing Wholeness Through Reconciliation." There are three plenary sessions with keynote speakers that are free and open to the campus community including the opening ceremony on November 11, at 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. For more details about the conference and open plenary sessions, visit the Web site. More

Continuing the Paths of Justice

Theologian and author Diane Stinton will speak on international justice issues during two lectures on Tuesday, November 16. She will speak in Chapel in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. and then continue her talk at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Diane integrates her education in the West (University of Calgary, Regent College, and University of Edinburgh) with extensive ministry in Kenya, Africa. She is currently a senior lecturer in theology at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Women's Soccer Regionals This Week

The SPU women's soccer team is expected to be selected as the host of the Far West Regionals. The tentative schedule for the Falcons is a regional semifinal game on Thursday, November 11, at 7 p.m., with a championship match Saturday, November 13, at 7 p.m. Since this is an NCAA championship game, all faculty, staff, and students will need to purchase tickets for the games. For ticket information, call (206) 281-2085. For up-to-date playoff information, visit the Falcons Online. More

One More Chance to Catch Falcon Volleyball

Don't worry if you missed last weekend's final home volleyball matches. The Falcons play across town at Seattle University on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Falcons vs. Huskies in Basketball November 19

Tickets are on sale now for the SPU-UW men's basketball game on Friday, November 19, at the University of Washington Bank of America Arena. Get your ticket before they're gone and support the Falcons on opening night! Tickets are available at the Husky Ticket Office in the Graves Building (next to the arena), or call (206) 543-2200, or visit the Web site. More

Faculty Art Show Open This Week

The works of several faculty members of SPU's Art Department are now on display at the Art Center Gallery until the end of Autumn Quarter. The works include oil paintings, steel sculptures, photographs, ceramics, and much more. Admission to the gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street, is free and open to public. Hours are 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Upcoming Winter Quarter Registration

Registration for Winter 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 need to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 15. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 22. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or

Colin Greene Headlines the Next Church Leaders Forum

Colin Greene, dean of the School of Theology, is the featured speaker for the next Church Leaders Forum on Tuesday, November 9, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. Dean Greene's topic is “What Has Seattle to Do With Jerusalem: The Bible, Church, and Mission in Cultural Engagement." SPU's Church Leaders Forums are a series of events exploring the creative interface between Christian faith, ministry, and contemporary cultural contexts. Tickets are $12 per person and include lunch. To order by phone, call (206) 281-2100 or visit the Web site. More

Bring Your Creativity to CONNECT

Do you like to make crafts? Want to encourage others? Want to meet people? Use your hands to share your heart by coming to CONNECT, a chance for faculty, staff, and students to put their creative juices to work around a conversational table. Bring any card-making supplies you have (paper will be provided) for an hour of creativity oriented toward building up members of the SPU community. CONNECT meets November 16 and 30, from 5-6 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Contact Jen Montzingo at for more information.

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.

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. Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the next deadline is Friday, November 12.


Kline President-Elect of WACTE

Frank Kline, professor of education, has been chosen president-elect of the Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Members include the deans of schools and colleges of education of all the public and private colleges and universities in Washington. Frank will assume the office of president of the organization in 2006-2007. Congratulations, Frank.

McFarland Publishes Article

Benjamin McFarland, assistant professor of biochemistry, recently had an article published in Advances in Protein Chemistry, Volume 68: Cell Surface Receptors, edited by K. Christopher Garcia (Elsevier, London). The article is titled “NKG2D and Related Immunoreceptors" and is co-authored with Roland K. Strong.

Maddox Lectures at Two Universities

During the last week of October, Randy Maddox delivered a series of lectures on “Wesley's Holistic Understanding of Christian Mission" at two sister schools of SPU: Roberts Wesleyan University (Rochester, NY) and Greenville College (Greenville, IL). Randy is the Paul T. Walls professor of Wesleyan theology.

Overstreet Reviews “The Incredibles"

A movie review by Jeffrey Overstreet, university communications specialist and a movie critic and columnist for, appears in this week's online Jeff reviewed “The Incredibles." Read his review online. More

Welcome, Carston.

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Carston Baker as a new maintenance mechanic in Building Maintenance. Welcome, Carston.


SPU Student Voters in the Seattle P-I

Several SPU students were mentioned in pre- and post-election stories in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Senior Graham Crozier and freshman William Hale were quoted in separate stories on November 3. Read one of the stories online. More

Parrott Quoted in Christianity Today Article

Les Parrott, professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Relationship Development, was quoted in a recent story in Christianity Today magazine on the future of marriage. The article is titled “Can This Institution Be Saved." Read it online. More

Nüesch-Olver in the Seattle P-I

A story on the 100th anniversary of the Rainier Avenue Free Methodist Church appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 6. The church is led by Rev. Paul Olver, husband of Delia Nüesch-Olver, associate professor of global and urban ministries. The story mentions the many young adults joining the church. Read it online. More

Algera Mentioned in The Seattle Times

Henry Algera, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction and a chair of alternate routes to certification, was part of story in The Seattle Times on November 8. The article titled “Teaching often out of reach for minority aides" dealt with minorities who fill the ranks of school-support staff called paraprofessionals, or "parapros." The Wallace Foundation launched Pathways to Teaching Careers in 23 states. The program became a model for federal legislation in 1998 and provided seed money to establish partnerships between universities and school districts. The Puget Sound Partnership, based at SPU, is supporting 28 teacher interns this year. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

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

Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Building Maintenance
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
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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