Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Welcome NAFSA to Seattle and SPU

The National Association of Foreign Student Advisors is holding their annual conference in Seattle. SPU welcomes 30 Chinese delegates to campus on Tuesday, May 31, to learn more about SPU, discuss China's initiatives, and explore the possibilities of academic partnerships in the near future. The group will be on campus from 9.30 a.m.–11 a.m. Welcome!

Percussion Ensembles in Concert

SPU's Percussion Ensembles will perform their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The ensembles are directed by adjunct music faculty member Dan Adams. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Unlimited Performs in Martin Square

SPU's Unlimited, a 10-member contemporary rhythm and vocal ensemble, will perform a special outdoor concert in Martin Square on Thursday, June 2, at 1 p.m. Unlimited chooses their music from the best of contemporary Christian pop and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Don't miss it!

MSN Research Presentation

Graduates in SPU's master's of science in nursing will present their research poster presentations, Thursday, June 2, 4:30 -7 p.m. in Weter Lounge. All are welcome.

Two Concerts by SPU's Concert Choir

SPU's 70-voice Concert Choir will present two year-end concerts this week in First Free Methodist Church. The first concert is Thursday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m. Then on Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. the choir will be joined by the Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, and the Männerchor (Men's) Choir. The concerts are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Sign Up for This Week's SPU Garden Tour

Tour award-winning campus landscapes and explore select residential gardens at SPU's third annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The day includes a lecture by garden writer and SPU alumna Debra Prinzing, as well as tours of several SPU gardens and seven private gardens on Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 on the day of the tour. Order tickets by calling (206) 281-2138 or visit the Web site. More

SPFC Research Conference June 1

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) will host its third annual research conference on Wednesday, June 1, in Upper Gwinn from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 80 students from undergraduate psychology, marriage and family therapy, and graduate clinical psychology will present their research. The morning poster sessions are at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Student research symposiums on SPU student attributes begin at 1 p.m., and research with families begins at 2:30 p.m. The SPFC reception follows at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

2006 Europe Trip to France and Spain

Register early for the "Paris, Loire Valley, and Barcelona" tour on July 13-24, 2006. The tour includes Paris, Versailles, Chartres Cathedral (famous stained-glass windows), grand châteaux of the Loire Valley, the Dordogne region (prehistoric cave paintings), the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, Salvador Dalî's museum in Figueras, Spain, and it ends in Barcelona. The trip is open to students, adults, and friends. A $95 registration fee holds your space and, if paid by June 30, 2005, locks in current rates of $3,360 (23 or younger) and $3,785 (24 or older). Rates include roundtrip airfare, hotels, two meals a day, ground transportation, museum entrances, and a guide. Final payment is due March 1, 2006. Alternate flight arrangements may be made for an extended stay. Please note that the trip is facilitated by the American Council for International Study and not sponsored by SPU. For full details and to register online, contact Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, at haass@spu.edu, or (206) 522-0693, or visit the Web site. More

Faculty, Staff Discount for Christian Writers Renewal

Stephen Bly, author of more than 90 books, ordained minister, mayor of Winchester, Idaho, and creator of the false-front Western village of Broken Arrow Crossing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Christian Writers Renewal at SPU, June 3-4, 2005. At a special dessert reception on June 3, the well-known author will talk on “Dirt Trails and Distant Sunsets: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of a Reluctant Writer and Undisciplined Disciple." A special conference rate of $75 is available to SPU faculty and staff. For more information, call (425) 488-2900 or contact jabodmer@hotmail.com.. More

Farewell Open House for Mourtzanos and Soter

The Office of Residence Life will give a farewell party for Manny Mourtzanos and Amy Soter on Wednesday, June 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building, second floor conference room. Manny, assistant director of residence life, is leaving SPU for LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, where he will serve as associate dean of student services. Amy, residence life coordinator in Moyer Hall, is moving on to serve as resident director at Malone College in Canton, Ohio.

OCM Staff Farewell Reception on June 6

After 38 years of collective work given to the SPU community through Campus Ministries, we sadly announce the departure of Rev. Bonnie Brann, Jacinda Wiley Basinger, Joana Ewing, and Christi Scovil. You are welcome to attend a celebration of their time here at SPU at a special farewell reception on Monday, June 6, 2–4 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.

Casey Fall and Winter Reservations Deadline June 1

Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to make reservations to stay at SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. June 1 is the deadline to submit a request to be entered into the lottery for the chance to stay in one of the historic officer's houses. The total cost to use a house (for up to six nights) is only $35. View photographs of the houses and the Camp Casey area at www.spu.edu/casey. The rental policy is explained at the Web site. If you are one of the fortunate 40 people to get offered a weekend reservation, invite some friends, pack your groceries and your sleeping bags, and head out to the beach for some recreation and relaxation between September 15, 2005, and January 31, 2006. While you are staying at Camp Casey, you can explore the natural beauty of Central Whidbey, tour the Island County historical museum, walk on the beach, or catch up on some reading or writing. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate a loved one's birthday or anniversary! If you have questions, email Maralie Johnson, Camp Casey administrative assistant, at maraliej@spu.edu. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 2.


Dearborn's Article Published

An article by Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theology, was published in the spring edition of Christian History and Biography. The article describes the theology of George MacDonald and is titled "Love at the Heart of the Universe."

Jio's Articles Published

Two articles written by Assistant Editor of Response Sarah Jio have been published. One article on gourmet baby food is published in the June issue of Gourmet magazine. Another article on cooking with cherries appears in the June issue of Health magazine.

Jones Awarded Ph.D.

Creed Jones, associate professor of computer science, has completed and successfully defended his dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, otherwise known as Virginia Tech. Congratulations, Creed!


Pope-Levison on KUOW

SPU Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison was the guest on KUOW's (94.9 FM) "The Beat" radio program on Wednesday, May 25. She discussed her latest book, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists. Priscilla, who is also the assistant director of women's studies, was the featured speaker for the SPU Church Leaders Forum in January.

Hamilton's Article Makes Cover Story for Christianity Today

Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton's article about Christian higher education is the cover story for the June issue of Christianity Today. The article is titled “A Higher Education." Read it online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Associate Professor of Special Education
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)
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

Administrative Assistant (.5), Center for Learning
Admissions Counselor, Admissions
Assistant Manager of Mailing and Copying Services, University Services
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Athletics
Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Athletics
Budget Manager and Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Sciences
Campus Ministries/SPRINT Budget Manager and Administrative Assistant, Campus Ministries
Coordinator of Global Involvement, Campus Ministries
Data Management and Office Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
Director of Student Counseling Center, Student Life
Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Athletics
Mail Clerk, Customer Service, University Services
Mail Clerk, Processing, University Services
Manager of Administration and Card Services, University Services
Manger of Conference Services, University Services
Program and Budget Manager, College of Arts and Sciences
Program Coordinator, Career Development
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
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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