Monday, March 14, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Bring the Family to Watch the Falcons at the NCAA West Regional Tonight!

The SPU women's basketball team faces Chico State tonight at 7 p.m. in the championship game of the NCAA Division II West Regional. Tournament tickets are on sale at the SPU Athletics Office. Prices are $10 for reserved seating and $7 for general admission ($5 for students and youth). Ticket office hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today. The box office ticket window will open at 5 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit the Falcons Online or call the Athletics Office (206) 281-2085. More

Winter Quarter Grades Due by March 24

Winter Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web; in person; placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151); mailed; or faxed to (206) 281-2669 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important registration processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verifications. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before March 24, they need to contact SAS to roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline - we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. (For example, if the course is set up with an incorrect grading mode, SAS can fix it prior to the grade deadline). If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636.

Free Tickets for Faculty, Staff to Hear Northwest Gardener Ed Hume on Thursday

SPU kicks off the gardening season with a three-part lecture series for gardeners. Ed Hume, one of the most popular names in Northwest gardening, will bring his gardening tips to SPU on Thursday, March 17, at 7:15 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Completing the lecture series will be Seattle Times “Practical Gardener" columnist Mary Robson (April 21) and Seattle Post-Intelligencer gardening columnist Marianne Binetti (May 19). Tickets are free for faculty and staff who pre-register. Call Lynne Hall in the Alumni Center at (206) 281-2138 to reserve your space. For more information, visit the Garden Tour Web site. More

Winter Staff Forum on March 23

The SPU Staff Forum is Wednesday, March 23, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room in Gwinn Commons. Jeff Keuss, current adjunct faculty member in the School of Theology and SPU alum, will be the guest speaker on the topic “Spiritual Formation in the Workplace." Refreshments will be provided.

Women's Gymnastics on March 19

Come cheer on the SPU gymnastics team as they host Alaska-Anchorage for their final home meet on Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The final home game is also “Senior Night" for students graduating from SPU. All tickets will be $1 for this game.

C.S. Lewis Study Opportunity at The Kilns in Oxford

SPU faculty and staff have a unique opportunity to study at the home of C.S. Lewis this summer. A select group of eight people (per session) can live in Lewis' private home, called “The Kilns," in Oxford, England, for a week of study on the topic “C.S. Lewis and the Permanent Things." The sessions will be led by two of SPU's C.S. Lewis experts, Mike Macdonald and Kim Gilnett. Texts for the sessions will be Lewis' Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce. Session 1 is July 2-8 and session 2 runs July 10-16. The cost is $2,695. For information, contact Mike at (206) 281- 2209 or Kim at (206) 281-3415, or visit the Web site. More

Do You Know a Graduate or Soon-to-Be Graduate Who Could Benefit From a $1,000 Service Grant?

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is accepting nominations for the Krista Colleague Program. This is a $1,000 grant for graduates or soon-to-be graduates pursuing volunteer or vocational service in America's inner cities, developing nations, or in the area of environmental stewardship. Nominees must be affiliated with a service organization, a resident of the Pacific Northwest, and be 20-30 years old. If you would like to nominate a current or past student, email Christi Scovil in Campus Ministries at

Your Help Is Needed for Celebration Week

It's time for our annual celebration of the risen Christ! Celebration Week is March 29 - April 1. Your department is invited to create a station - a special installation in your building that students, faculty, and staff can "pilgrimage" to for further reflection on some aspect of the Resurrection. Instructions and publicity materials are available from Campus Ministries. Contact Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson if your group is interested at

SPU Welcomes WJSHS

On March 18-19, more than 120 Washington high school students and teachers with a special interest in science, mathematics, and technology research will be at SPU for the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WJSHS). It is one of 47 similar regional programs conducted by the Academy of Applied Science, under contract with the U. S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Fifteen high school students have been selected to present their science research, and the Washington winners will receive a total of $3,000 in scholarships. Additionally, the first and second place winners will present their papers at the national symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, in late April, to try for an additional $16,000 scholarship. The students' poster presentations will be set up in the Otto Miller Hall Lobby. Faculty and staff are invited to view them on Friday, March 18, after 3 p.m. through Saturday, March 19. You also are invited to attend the oral presentations in Otto Miller Hall, room 109 on Friday from 7:15-9 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Professor of Science Education Ray Myers at (206) 281-2370

Invite Unlimited to Your Church

Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's rhythm and vocal ensemble comprised of 10 student singers and instrumentalists. Unlimited chooses music from the best of contemporary Christian pop and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Members regularly perform at churches and private schools throughout greater Seattle. For more information on Unlimited, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Rachel Eby at (206) 281-2933.

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.

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, March 17.


Eigenbrood Published Article

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Rick Eigenbrood, associate professor of education, is the lead author of an article recently published in the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health. The article, titled “Community Access: A Survey of Congregational Accessibility for People With Disabilities," examines the current physical and attitudinal accessibility of religious congregations for people with disabilities. Michelle LaRocque, a former professor in the School of Education and now at Florida Atlantic University, was the second author.

Capp Presents Program for Edmonds Music Teachers Association

Myrna Capp, an adjunct assistant professor of music, recently presented a program titled "Learning Styles in the Piano Studio" for the Edmonds Music Teachers Association. Myrna also collaborated with soprano Stephanie Kuffel in two recent concerts. The first was at the Seattle Asian Art Museum as a part of the Ladies Musical Club series, and the second was at Sherman Clay in downtown Seattle. Works by Bernstein, Faith, Laitman, and Menotti were performed.

Fritzberg's Article in Journal of Education

Greg Fritzberg, associate professor of education, recently had his article titled “No Child Left Behind: Changes and Challenges" published in the Journal of Education, 184(3), pp. 37-43.

Welcome, Jaclyn!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Jaclyn Stockton as a new Student Financial Services representative.


Daley on Radio and TV

Jeff Daley, who has been SPU's head gardener from more than 13 years, was the special guest on the “Gardening With Ed Hume" radio show on KVI-AM (570) on Saturday, March 12. On Monday, March 14, Jeff and SPU alumna and Garden Tour keynote speaker Debra Prinzing were featured on KONG-TV's “Seattle Live" morning show. Jeff and Debra did two live segments on the SPU campus. They promoted SPU's “Gardening With the Experts" lecture series, which begins March 17, and the SPU Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on June 4.

Kelly Interviewed by Magazine

Kelly Interviewed by Magazine University Communications specialist Clint Kelly was interviewed by Alliance Guidance magazine, published by the Alliance for Affordable Services. The Alliance is a not-for-profit association dedicated to helping members keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their own pockets. Clint is an Alliance member, and was interviewed about his freelance writing and his life as a writer.


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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology(.5 FTE)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education

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 Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
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
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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