Monday, January 24, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Church Leaders Forum on Jan. 25

Join Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison as she examines the history of American women evangelists at the next Church Leaders Forum on Tuesday, January 25, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Her talk is based on her latest book, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists. Dr. Pope-Levison is an ordained minister and has published books and articles on ecumenism, evangelism, women's history, and theology. 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

Learn About the Latest Brain Research

Internationally renowned developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina will speak about the latest developments in brain research, attention spans, and the human memory as part of the second President's Symposium for Engaging the Culture and Changing the World on February 8. His two public addresses are titled “What Did You Say? Research on Attention Spans," and “What Educators Should Know About the Human Memory." Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 281-2111, or visit the Web page. More

Burning Crosses and Reconciliation

Don't miss the next Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Rev. Jason Martin with Jesus Is Lord Life Tabernacle tells his story of reconciliation after a cross was burned in his Arlington front yard earlier this year. His talk is titled “Burning Crosses: A Story of Reconciliation."

Survival in Sudan

SPU student Daniel Mayen survived civil war, drought, and a cross-country journey on foot in his native Sudan before coming to the United States. Hear his story on Tuesday, January 25, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 258. This event is sponsored by Histeria!, the Psych Club, Young Democrats, and Amnesty International.

Bush, God, and Politics

Author and University of Washington Professor David Domke will discuss how the Bush administration has merged religion and politics during a special lecture on Wednesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Domke is the author of God Willing? Political Fundamentalism in the White House." The lecture is hosted by the SPU Young Democrats.

“A Man for All Seasons"

The SPU Theatre Department presents Robert Bolt's Tony Award-winning play, “A Man for All Seasons.," January 27-29, and February 3-5 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m. The play dramatizes Thomas More's crisis of conscience over Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and his break with the Roman Catholic Church. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

The Life of William Wilberforce on Stage

At this week's Christian Faith Exploration Forum, SPU Professor of Theatre George Scranton will perform “The Walk: A Dramatic Reading From the Life of William Wilberforce." This forum is Thursday, January 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

International Dinner, Fashion Show on Friday

Come and celebrate food and fashion from around the world at MOSAIC Club's annual International Dinner and Fashion Show on Friday, January 28, 7-9 p.m. in Weter Hall. The cost is $5. The MOSAIC Club is a student-led group active in creating multicultural appreciation on campus. For more information, contact Leslie Hooks-Barton at

Falcon Teams Play Crosstown Rivals This Week

Make a crosstown road trip to cheer on your Falcons! The SPU gymnastics team competes at the University of Washington on Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m. The women's basketball team, who are ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in the West region, plays at Seattle University on Saturday, January 29, at 5 p.m. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

All SPU faculty and staff receive two, complementary Homecoming basketball tickets. Tickets for the Saturday, February 5, double-header can be picked up in the Athletics Office this week.

Vote for SPU Alum Skip Li

SPU 1992 Alumnus of the Year Chi-Dooh "Skip" Li '66 has been nominated as a social entrepreneur for the Global Philanthropy Forum in California. Skip's qualifications for nomination as a social entrepreneur include his innovative, scalable, and sustainable work in Latin America. In 1984, Skip founded Agros International, a nonprofit organization that exists to see rural poor families in developing nations own agricultural land, attain economic self-sufficiency, realize their God-given potential, and pass on to future generations the values and resources that enable them to flourish. There are currently 22 Agros villages in five Latin America countries. Many SPU students, faculty, and staff have served on short-term missions with Agros. If selected, Skip will be able to present his entrepreneurial project to participants of the Conference on Borderless Giving, hosted by the Forum. Your vote can help select and send Skip to the conference in March to compete for $100,000 for Agros! If you would like to show your support of Skip's work for the poor in Latin America, go to and vote! Voting closes January 28. For more information on the Forum and Conference on Borderless Giving, go to For more information about Agros, contact Emily Bergstrom at or go to

Europe Trip Filling Up

The "Passage to Italy" 15-day tour to Europe set for July 11-25, 2005, is filling fast. Destinations include London, Paris, Versailles, Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena, and Rome. ACIS (American Council for International Study) will facilitate the trip. Students and adults may register with a $95 fee to hold your space. Rates are currently $3,909 for students (ages 23 or younger), and $4,329 for adults (24 or older), and include roundtrip airfare, hotels, two meals per day, ground transportation, museum entrances, and a guide. Final payment is due March 1. For a registration package, contact Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, at or (206) 522-0693. For full details and to register online, visit the Web site. More

Award-Winning Fiction Writer Sandra Schofield

Winner of the New American Writing Award and a National Book Award finalist, Sandra Scofield is the guest of the annual Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading on Tuesday, February 1. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. It is sponsored by SPU's Department of English and Image journal, and is free and open to the public. For more information on Sandra and her work, visit the Image Web site. More

Get Help With Your New Year's Resolution to Get in Shape

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to provide a variety of physical fitness and exercise services. These can be as simple as the assessment of a single component of fitness or instruction for a specific exercise. You can also get a complete fitness assessment and exercise prescription, or have a personal trainer for a period of time. If you are interested, call (206) 281-2081 and give the receptionist the information needed to match you with an appropriate student.

Falcon Legends Hall of Fame

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2005 on Friday, February 4, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. This final group of charter members includes Lorna Griffin (track and field 1977-78), Bente Moe (cross country and track 1985-89), Bruce Raney (soccer 1978-81), Sergio Soriano (soccer 1978-81), and Laurel Tindall (gymnastics 1974-75). In addition, the late SPU President C. Hoyt Watson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty and staff can make reservations by calling the Athletic Office at (206) 281-2085. Reservations are $25 each and include lunch, dessert, and a commemorative program. Deadline for reservations is January 28.

Summer Requests for Casey Due Feb. 1

February 1 is the deadline for placing your online request for a summer 2005 reservation in the Victorian-style officers' house at Camp Casey, SPU's historical beach property on Whidbey Island. All full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff are eligible. The turn-of-the-century house – once part of the coastal military fortress known as "Fort Casey" and now called the Faculty/Staff House – is available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of either the east or west side of the house for you and your guests, access to the beach, gym, outdoor swimming pool, and other amenities at the conference center. All requests taken at this time are for stays at Camp Casey between June 20 and September 11, 2005. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to the high demand and way the "Casey Point System" works, it is unlikely a faculty or staff person will be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. Still, it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. If you are offered a spot, it's a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Direct any questions to Elizabeth Anema at or call (866) 661-6604. To see photos and to place your online request, visit the Camp Casey Web page. More

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 C. Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 27.

Alumna of the Year Luncheon with Marilyn Meberg

The 2005 Alumna of the Year is Marilyn Ricker Meberg '61. Faculty and staff are invited to the Alumna of the Year Luncheon with Marilyn on Thursday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Author, professor, licensed therapist, and beloved speaker for Women of Faith, Marilyn has eased many a heart and inspired hundreds of thousands of people coast-to-coast through a unique blend of hope and humor. Luncheon tickets are $15. To reserve your spot, call (206) 281-ALUM.


Hanson's Mahler Translation Selected

RTE, Ireland's national radio and television station, is mounting a production of Gustav Mahler's monumental “Das Klagende Lied" in Dublin in February. They have asked for and received permission to use Professor of Music Eric Hanson's translation of the text.

Granger's Article Published

Sigma Theta Tau International, the premier nursing honor society, will publish an article written by Theresa Granger, instructor of nursing. The article, titled “A Call for Leadership From a Divided Profession," is scheduled to be published in late 2005 in Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau international's award-winning journal featuring contemporary articles on nurses at the forefront of change.

Feldman Installation at Suyama Space

The contemporary alternative gallery, Suyama Space, located at 2324 Second Avenue in Seattle, presents a site-specific installation by Professor of Art Roger Feldman. The installation is titled ROCK, and is open to the public January 31-April 22. Roger will present an installation lecture at the gallery on Saturday, January 29, at noon. Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

Krienke Presents Research Paper

Karl Krienke, professor emeritus of physics, and Paul Hodge, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington and editor emeritus of the Astronomical Journal, presented a research paper titled "An HST Photometric Survey of Open Clusters in M31" at the 205th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in San Diego. Using frames from the Hubble Space Telescope, they identified 224 open star clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). They also performed multicolor integrated photometry, which produced the luminosity function, plots of color/magnitude, size distribution, and dependence of color/age on distances from the galaxy center and nearest arm. Karl also attended a meeting of Christian astronomers in attendance at the AAS meeting.

Farewell Party for Judy (Bruce) Brockhoff

Please join us for a farewell open house in honor of Judy Bruce on Monday, January 31, from 3-4:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn. Judy got married over the holidays (her last name is now Brockhoff) and has taken a position with Tacoma Goodwill Industries. Please come celebrate her many years as conference services manager and wish her well in her new endeavors.


Judge Hearing Republican Gubernatorial Challenge an SPU Alum

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges, who is hearing the Republican's suit to overturn Washington's gubernatorial election, is an SPU alum. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in political science. Read the story online in The Seattle Times. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
University Librarian and Director of Learning Resources
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

Benefits Assistant (.5, temporary), Human Resources
Certification Assistant, School of Education
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Program Coordinator, Center for Applied Learning, School of Business and Economics
Program Coordinator for Disability Support Services (.8), Center for Learning
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
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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