Monday, November 29, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Eaton's Annual Christmas Celebration for Faculty, Staff, and Spouses

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton will be hosting their annual Christmas Celebration for all faculty, staff, and spouses on Tuesday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hillford House, 600 West Dravus Street. Please plan to attend this wonderful evening of fellowship and Christmas cheer. If you have any questions or to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of the President at (206) 281-2111.

Faculty, Staff Appreciation Day at the Bookstore

“Faculty and staff are invited to join us for coffee, cider, and cookies at the SPU Bookstore on the last day of finals, Thursday, December 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Instead of your usual 10 percent discount, faculty and staff will receive 25 percent off all gift and clothing items in the store. We greatly appreciate our partnership with you." Adina Shewfelt, bookstore manager

Bring the Whole Family to Tradition

SPU's annual Christmas celebration known as “Tradition" is Friday, December 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Tradition activities include crafts, a live nativity, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, story-telling, and much more. The evening concludes with traditional carol singing and candle lighting. The event is free and open to the public. Families with children are especially welcome. For more information, call (206) 281-2977.

Special Chapel of Christmas Carols

“A Festival of Lessons and Carols" will take place Thursday, December 2, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Hear Christmas readings and sing your favorite Christmas carols at this annual SPU Advent tradition.

World AIDS Day on December 1

“Lives Are at Stake," a student-led program for World AIDS Day, will be held Wednesday, December 1. The SPU community will see hundreds of metal stakes in Tiffany Loop, each with a picture and biography of a child impacted by AIDS. Campus, local church, and community members are encouraged to come anytime on December 1 and take a stake to reflect and pray for the child. If participants would like to take a step further in their commitment, they can sponsor the child through World Vision's Hope Initiative. To learn more, visit the Web site. More

Falcon Basketball This Week

Both the men's and women's basketball teams play evening games this week. On Thursday, December 2, the women's face Alaska-Anchorage at 5:30 p.m., and the men take on Seattle University at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 4, the women play against Alaska-Fairbanks at 5 p.m. and the men tip off against Northwest Nazarene at 7 p.m. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Art Center Hosts Pysanka Workshop for SPU Community

“Pysanka" are traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs made with wax and paint on a hollowed egg. Instructor and Ukrainian artist Oleksandra Priveda will teach students the process of making pysanka during a special workshop on Saturday, December 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Design Studio at the Art Center, 3 West Cremona Street. Oleksandra's creativity includes painting on silk, tapestry, batik, hand weaving, and "Pyanski, the famous painted Russian eggs. Her artwork is often inspired by religion and how it relates to the history of Ukraine. The workshop costs $25 and includes all creative materials. The workshop is limited to 20 students. Please send the $25 fee to SPU, Art Center, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 309, Seattle, WA, 98119, by December 6. Make checks payable to Oleksandra Priveda. Include your phone number so we can confirm your registration. To see pictures of these beautiful eggs, visit the Web site. More

Next Staff Forum on December 15

The first staff forum of the year will be Wednesday, December 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room in Gwinn Commons. Matthew Koeing, minister of discipleship at SPU, will speak on the topic “Dropping the Baton – Not Just a Problem for Miss America." Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

SPRINT Teams Looking for Holiday Work

Do you have a huge list of odd-jobs such as painting, yardwork (weeding, raking leaves, etc.), baking, or babysitting? If so, SPRINT, the cross-cultural mission program at SPU, is gearing up for the Holiday Time Project Workshare event. You have the opportunity to hire students to help you complete these projects while helping them meet the financial obligations of their mission team. To sign up, or if you have any questions, call Tammy Johnson at (206) 281-2491 a few days before you want to hire a student.

Final Reminder on SFS Undergrad Scholarships

This is a final reminder about the Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergraduate Scholarship reference forms faculty and staff may have received from students. Please turn these in to the SFS office by November 29. We will accept applications until December 3 at 4:30 p.m. Anything turned in afterward will not be accepted, including references. Please turn these in as soon as possible to ensure the student has a complete application. If you have any questions, contact Whitney Kruse, program manager of scholarships and grants, at

Faculty Art Show Through End of Quarter

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. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Make Your Own Christmas Cards at CONNECT

CONNECT is a chance for faculty, staff, and students to put their creative juices to work around a conversational table. CONNECT is hosting a Christmas card-making party on Thursday, December 2, from 6-8 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo room. The hostess will have supplies and ideas to help us all make some really great Christmas cards. The cost of this event is somewhere between $5-10 dollars. Contact Jen Montzingo at for more information.

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, December 2.


Reinsma Named Top Professor in Washington State

SPU Professor of English Luke Reinsma has been named the 2004 Washington State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. This prestigious award "salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country — those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students." Congratulations, Professor Reinsma!


Eaton on “The Dave Ross Show"

SPU President Philip Eaton was a call-in guest on “The Dave Ross Show" on November 29. The president and Dave discussed the November 28 Seattle Times story on SPU's ban on undergraduate student drinking. The discussion also included the recent Community Lifestyle forums on campus, the covenant students sign when they enroll at SPU, and the importance of community. After the president's interview, many people called the station to share how they had avoided alcohol during college. "The Dave Ross Show," heard on KIRO radio (710 AM), is one of the top radio talk shows in Seattle.

Administrators, Students Discuss SPU's Alcohol Ban in Seattle Times story

A news story on SPU's ban on undergraduate student drinking appeared in The Seattle Times on November 28. President Eaton, Vice President for Academic Affairs Les Steele, and several students were quoted. Read the story online. More

Lemcio on Recent Elections in Ukraine

Professor of New Testament Gene Lemcio was quoted in The Seattle Times on November 27 in a story titled “Ukraine's election has local impact." Gene, co-chair of the Ukrainian Studies endowment at the University of Washington, commented on the recent contested presidential election in Ukraine. Read the story online. More

Holmes on Popularity of Mariachi Bands

Ramona Holmes, associate professor of music education and chair of the music department, was quoted in The Seattle Times on November 27 in a story titled “Picking up a cultural rhythm: Mariachi band helps Latino students." The story dealt with the popularity of the mariachi class at Chief Sealth High School in Seattle. Read the story online. More


New Parents Jen and Brian Welcome Gracie!

Jen Hutchings, director of the Student Counseling Center, and her husband, Brian Cole, coordinator of student programs, are the proud parents of Gracie Scout Cole! Gracie arrived at 11:35 p.m. on November 19. She weighed 8 lbs, 1 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Gracie, mom, and dad are all doing well. Welcome to the world, Gracie!


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

Certification Assistant, School of Education
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Building Maintenance
Placement Assistant, School of Education
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Program Coordinator for Disability Support Services (.8), Center for Learning
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
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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