Monday, February 14, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Europe Is Coming to SPU

SPU's 22nd annual European Studies Symposium takes place on campus, February 15-17. Learn about European art, literature, culture, and more through presentations by faculty, students, and invited guests. Keynote speaker Perry Lorenzo, director of education for the Seattle Opera, will explore “The Rings of Tolkien and Wagner." The symposium is sponsored by SPU's European Studies faculty, the Division of Humanities, and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, download a copy of the brochure. More

The Rings of Tolkien and Wagner

Perry Lorenzo, director of education for the Seattle Opera, will give the keynote address for SPU's annual European Studies Symposium on Tuesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Lorenzo will explore two of the most famous “rings": J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and Richard Wagner's classic opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen." This event is free and open to the public.

The World of Ancient Rome Discussed at the Next Marston Lecture

SPU welcomes Dr. Sandra Joshel, assistant professor history at the University of Washington, as the 2005 C. May Marston lecturer on Thursday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Her lecture is titled “From Captive to Slave: Fungibility and Social Death." Joshel has published widely in the fields of Roman social history, literary portrayals of women in the ancient world, and representations of ancient Rome in today's popular culture. This lecture is part of the 22nd annual European Studies Symposium. This event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. Refreshments will follow the lecture.

“Suicide and the Family" Discussed at Next Living Well Initiative

Sue Eastgard, director of the Youth Suicide Prevention program in Seattle, will speak on “Suicide and the Family" on Friday, February 18, at 8 a.m. in Marston Hall, room 337. The lecture is sponsored by the Living Well Initiative, a multidisciplinary program of the School of Health Sciences, Lydia Green Nursing Program, and the School of Psychology, Family, and Community. The Living Well Initiative is a program established to promote education about chronic mental health conditions and to support the training of students who hope to work with this community.

Scholarship Opportunity for Your Students

The Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off campus. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to seniors who excel in the classroom and in the community. Please feel free to announce this in your classes and to encourage qualified students to apply. Current juniors may apply by downloading an application. More

Registration for Spring Quarter Is Coming

All continuing students have been notified via email about their assigned appointment times to register for Spring Quarter. Students not admitted to a major will need to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Tuesday, February 22. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 7. Contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or if you have questions.

Wayne Johnson in Concert

SPU Professor of Music Wayne Johnson will perform a free lecture and recital titled "Musical Makeovers and Recycled Refrains" on Thursday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre. This recital will feature seldom-heard concert arrangements transcribed for piano from orchestral works, folk music, plays, the ballet, movies, and popular song. The program opens with "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Bach, "Ritual Fire Dance" by De Falla, and other works from the classical repertoire. The second half features American music from the 1920s and ‘30s, including several Gershwin arrangements, improvisations on "The Way You Look Tonight" by Jerome Kern, and Braham's jazz classic "Limehouse Blues."

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, February 17.


Roe Presents Research Papers Overseas

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, dean and professor of psychology, recently presented two research papers in international symposia. The first focused on the contemporary Scotch-Irish and was presented at the 15th biennial Ulster-American Heritage Symposium in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The second was a multinational study of the IRA apology of 2002 and forgiveness in Northern Ireland's political violence presented at the University of Liverpool for the joint meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the British Association of Irish Studies, and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. Finally, he recently learned that his manuscript titled "Characteristics and Attitudes of 21st Century Scotch-Irish: Findings From Representative National Surveys" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies. On all three manuscripts, senior psychology major Jessica A. Brown was a co-author. Senior psychology major, Tiffany Adams, was a third author on the IRA apology paper.

Eigenbrood's Article Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that an article by Rick Eigenbrood, professor of graduate education, was recently published in the Remedial and Special Education Journal. His article, titled "A Survey Comparing Special Education Services for Students With Disabilities in Rural Faith-Based and Public-School Settings," is a descriptive study examining the provision of special education services in faith-based schools as compared to public schools.

Welcome, Mark Oppenlander

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Mark Oppenlander. He has joined the Center for Applied Learning as the program coordinator.

Farewell, Chuck Strawn

The Office of Residence Life invites you to a Farewell Open House for Chuck Strawn, assistant director of residence life, on Wednesday, February 16, from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room on the second floor of the Student Union Building. This will be an informal time for all to wish Chuck well as he heads to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, to serve as director for community living. For nearly six years, Chuck has been a vital member of our staff and an asset to the whole SPU community. He will truly be missed. Please come and join us in this opportunity to wish him well!


Leslie Parrott Quoted in Associated Press Story on Relationships

Leslie Parrott, co-director of SPU's Center for Relationship Development, was quoted in an Associated Press story on February 14 about colleges offering classes on love, marriage, and relationships. The story appeared in several major daily newspapers across the country, including The Seattle Times. It was also posted on the top news Web sites such as CNN and MSNBC. Read the story in The Seattle Times. More

Ulrich on KCPQ-TV

Tim Ulrich, an instructor in the Department of Sociology, appeared on a KCPQ-TV (Channel 13) special report on American culture and its obsession with “super sizing." The series of reports ran on February 7 and 8.

Parrotts' Recent Media Coverage

Les Parrott, professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Relationship Development with his wife, Dr. Leslie Parrott, have appeared in several media outlets recently. They appeared on the TV shows the “700 Club" on February 4, and James Robison's “Life Today" on January 26. They are also featured in a cover story in the February issue of the Journal newspapers, a group of eight monthly newspapers with a circulation of 94,000 in North King and South Snohomish counties. Read the newspaper story online. More


Staff Positions

Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Custodian II, Facility Management
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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

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

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