Monday, April 18, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Student Employee Celebration on April 27

The annual Student Employee Celebration is Wednesday, April 27, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. All supervisors along with student employees are encouraged to attend. Enjoy a special fondue bar, enter to win great door prizes, and hear the unique experiences of keynote speaker Dennis Madsen, former CEO of REI and SPU alumnus. Efforts of individual students (or groups of students) will be recognized throughout the event. Submit a brief story about the work of one or more of your student employees online. More

Tell Your Students About “Etiquette Evening"

Encourage students to register for the upcoming “Etiquette Evening" on Thursday, April 28, from 7-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Students will enjoy an elegant dessert and learn the basics of social and professional etiquette. They'll learn how to handle professional lunches or networking events, how to confidently dress for interviews, what to do with all those forks at the table, and more. Space is limited, and the registration deadline is April 22. Tickets are $5 and includes dessert and handouts. For more information, visit the SpringBoard Web site. More

Send in Your Leadership Award Nominations

Forms are now available to nominate a student, student group, or staff member to receive recognition for their work on campus during the 2004-05 school year. Categories include Student Scholar of the Year, Student Group of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and Student Event of the Year for Service-Oriented Program, Educational, and Entertainment. Awards will be presented at the Leadership Celebration at the end of May. Please take a moment to nominate someone or a group that deserves honor and celebration for their energy and hard work this year. Forms are available on the second floor of the SUB or contact Lynn at to receive a copy. Nominations must be received by May 2.

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF will be on campus April 26 and 27 for one-on-one counseling sessions with an individual consultant. These 30-minute appointments will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can reserve an individual appointment at . If you prefer not to make your appointment on the Web site, send an email to Jodie Freid, administrative assistant, at, or call her toll-free at (877) 209-3142, ext. 2615.

What Are YOU Doing Outside of SPU?

The "Milestones" section of the Fac/Staff Bulletin is a way to celebrate personal news of interest to the SPU community. Items such as births, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, marriages, adoptions, awards or athletic accomplishments are welcome. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!) Photographs are also accepted. Items may be submitted online by selecting the "Submit Bulletin Items" at the top of the Fac/Staff Bulletin main page.

Bakke and Joy at Work on April 18

Why are former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp raving about the book Joy at Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job by Dennis Bakke? Why is Bakke and AES, the global energy company he co-founded, required study at Stanford Business School? Find out by hearing Dennis Bakke in person on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn at 7 p.m. The evening includes a lecture, dessert, book sale, and signing. This event is free to students, and $10 for the general public.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Free Gardening Lecture on April 21

As part of SPU's "Gardening With the Experts" series, well-known gardener Mary Robson will give a special lecture on Thursday, April 21, at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is titled "To Dig or Not to Dig? To Clip or Not to Clip? How to Make Your Own Garden Calendar" and will be presented in Demaray Hall, room 150. Admission is free for SPU faculty and staff. Robson and SPU alumna Debra Prinzing '81 wrote the newly published book Washington & Oregon Gardener's Guide: Proven Plants for Inspired Gardens. She is responsible for the Master Gardener programs in Pierce and King Counties. Mary writes a weekly column in The Seattle Times titled “This Week in Your Garden," where she focuses on local gardening techniques and problems in Western Washington. For more information, call (206) 281-2138.

SPU Theatre Presents “A Shayna Maidel"

The SPU Theatre Department presents the play “A Shayna Maidel" by Barbara Lebow, April 21-23 and April 28-30 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a matinee performance on April 30 at 2 p.m. The play, a haunting portrait of two sisters separated since the Holocaust and reunited 20 years later, looks at one divided family's experiences. Old barriers and grief give way to a renewed sense of hope that a better future can rise from the ashes of the past. The play is directed by adjunct faculty member and guest director Karen Lund. The set design is by SPU Professor of Theatre Don Yanik. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the McKinley Theatre Box Office at (206) 281-2959.

We Need Stories About Your Student Workers

As part of the Student Employee Celebration on April 27, student employees will be recognized for their hard work and unique contributions to the SPU campus. Please take a moment to share one or two stories from your department. You may recognize individuals or groups of students. The goal is to get a snapshot of the work that students do across campus. Contact SPU Student Employment Coordinator Bob Yohnka with any questions at Submit stories online by April 20. 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 Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, April 21.


Edwards Presents at National Conference

Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling and psychology, recently made two presentations at the American Counseling Association (ACA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Cher presented her research in a presentation titled, "Counseling Practicum: Students Respond to Recommendations for Positive First Experiences With Clients." A member of the ACA Public Awareness and Support Committee, she was also asked to provide a presentation titled "Counselor Identity and the Profession: Where We Stand and Where We're Going."

Capp Chairs Panel at National Music Teachers Conference

Myrna Capp, adjunct music faculty, chaired a panel on diversity in music teaching for the Music Teachers National Association conference in Seattle recently. "Facing Up to Diversity: American Music Teachers in Their Global Villages" was the topic of the panel, which included Myrna, Rosita Mang, William H. Chapman Nyaho, and Loran Olsen. The panel included discussion of musical diversity in the schools, the music studio, in performance, and socio-cultural issues of diversity in music.

Lustyk's Article Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce an article by Kathy Lustyk, associate professor of psychology, was published by the journal Behavioral Medicine. Her manuscript was titled "Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Assessing the Influence of Activity Frequency, Intensity, Volume, and Motives." Kathy would like to recognize her co-authors, alumna Laura Widman '03 (B.A.-psychology), alumna Amy Paschane '03 (Ph.D.-clinical psychology), and graduate student Karen Olson.


Nice's New Little Girl

Jobe Nice, and his wife, Gretchen, are the proud parents of Gabriella (Ella) Korb-Nice, born April 2 at 12:28 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 ¾ long. Welcome, Ella!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences
University Librarian and Director of Learning Resources
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

Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Assistant Director of Residence Life (anticipated opening), Residence Life
Director of Student Programs, Student Life
Office Manager for Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Work Control Assistant, Facility and Project Management

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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