Monday, August 15, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Half-Day Closure for OBP on August 19

The Offices of Business and Planning (OBP) will operate with a reduced staff on Friday, August 19, 1-5 p.m. This is for the annual OBP summer event, which will be held off campus. The following offices will be closed. In an emergency, you may reach a staff member at the following phone numbers.
Vice President's Office (Finance)-(253) 297-5719
Seattle Pacific Foundation-(206) 286-7334
Human Resources-(206) 550-3700

In addition, the following offices will be minimally staffed for emergencies.
Computer & Information Systems-contact the Help Desk at (206) 281-2982
Facility Services-contact (206) 281-2330
University Services-contact (206) 281-2187
Conference Services-contact (206) 281-2187
Mailing, the Copying Center, and the Bookstore will remain open. Safety and Security will be staffed to respond to emergencies.

SOE Office Closed Aug. 29-Sep. 2

The School of Education (SOE) office will be closed for new carpet installation, August 29 through September 2. Although the office will be closed, the SOE staff will be available by phone and by email. In case of an emergency, or if you have questions or concerns, call Administrative Assistant René Shafar at (206) 281-2219. (Thank you for your patience as we eagerly anticipate a much needed update!)

Special Viewing of PBS Documentary on Marketing and Teen Culture

Staff and faculty are invited to watch a PBS documentary about the marketers of popular culture for teenagers on Thursday, August 18, 2-3:30 p.m., in Demaray Hall 150. The “Frontline" documentary, titled “The Merchants of Cool," features interviews with top marketers, media executives, and cultural critics about the relationship between the media and today's teens. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture we serve. Bring a soda to enjoy during this 60 minute show, and stay for a great question-and-answer session afterwards. The event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministries and Staff Council. For more information on “The Merchants of Cool," visit the Web site. More

Weter Hall ATM Surcharge Increase

Effective August 18, 2005, the surcharge on the Weter Hall ATM will increase to $2. Bank of America cardholders, however, will continue to receive free ATM access at this machine.

Lower Level of Dravus Parking Lot Closed

The lower level of the Dravus parking lot will be closed Tuesday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 24 (weather permitting) for asphalt repair, sealing, and re-striping. All vehicles will need to be removed prior to Tuesday morning, August 16. If you have questions, contact Russell Howard, Office of Facility Management, at (206) 281-2318.

Event Information Due August 19

The Office of University Communications is now finalizing the list of SPU-sponsored events for 2005-06. We are especially interested in events or programs that are open to the general public. Events will be considered for the next "Engage" brochure, which is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen at by Friday, August 19. If you've already sent information, please make sure it's up to date. We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at (206) 281-2977.

Campus Dining Summer Hours

Gwinn Commons (hours generated by Conference Services. Check the SPU master calendar to see when Gwinn Commons is open).
Corner Place Market, Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Subway in the Corner Place Market, Monday–Friday, open until 2 p.m.
Falcons' Landing is closed all summer.

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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, August 25. The next publication date is August 29.


Sharpe Wins Professional Development Scholarship

Laila Sharpe, alumni events and program manager in the Alumni Office, is among 10 2005 Professional Development Scholarship recipients from the National Education Alumni Trust (NEATrust). Scholarships allow recipients to attend the professional development conference of their choice. The NEATrust, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 as the New England Alumni Trust, provides insurance products to constituents of member associations. Congratulations, Laila!

Thorpe Wins Book Award

Doug Thorpe, associate professor of English, has won the 2005 David Family Environmental Book Award for his manuscript “Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness, and the Sacred." In addition to a cash prize, the award includes publication by Red Hen Press in California. The David Family Foundation was established by Laurie and Larry David, co-creators of “Seinfeld" and star of HBO's “Curb Your Enthusiasm." This year's contest judges included Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., senior attorney for the National Resources Defense Council; Carl Pope, director of the Sierra Club; and Alison Deming, a well-known poet and essayist. Congratulations, Doug!

Sink, Edwards Publish Review

Christopher Sink, professor of education, and Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling, have published an invited review of the “Reynolds Bully-Victimization Scales for Schools" in R.A. Spies & B.S. Plake (Eds.), The Sixteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available in the SPU White Pages, or through their departments.
Sarah Adams is the new administrative assistant for the dean of student life.
Bobbie Jo Childers is the new administrative assistant for the Fine and Performing Arts department.
Bree Delgadillo is a new admissions counselor.
Julie Flantzer is a new assistant athletic trainer in the Athletic Department.
Kristen Gauche is the budget manager and administrative assistant to the dean for the School of Health Sciences.
Traci Grenz is a new residence life coordinator.
Dani Kahn joins Building Maintenance as a work control assistant.
Tammy Kennedy is the new administrative assistant for student programs.
Virgil Kim is the manager of university services administration and campus card services.
Sarah McMurray is a new residence life coordinator.
Adrienne Thun is the new access services technician in Learning Services.
Ashley Wimberly is a new residence life coordinator.
Bob Zurinsky is the coordinator for global involvement in Campus Ministries.


SPU Mentioned in Business Column

Seattle Post-Intelligencer business columnist Bill Virgin mentioned SPU in his August 11 article titled “Seattle's image needs the old college try." He suggests promoting Seattle as an “academic center." Read it online. More

West on Intelligent Design in Seattle P.-I., TIME Magazine, and Radio

An opinion piece by Associate Professor of Political Science John West appeared in the August 9 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. His piece was titled “Intelligent design sorely misunderstood." In addition, John was quoted in the August 15 TIME magazine cover story on evolution and intelligent design. He was also a guest on the “Focus on the Family" radio show with James Dobson on August 1 and 2, as well as the guest on “The Bryan Suits" show on KVI-AM radio and “The Dave Ross Show" on KIRO-AM. Read his editorial online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Associate Professor of Special Education
Lilly SERVE Postdoctoral Fellowship in English
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition
Visiting Instructor in Theology Lilly SERVE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theology

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, Admissions
Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Based Loan and Third Party Billing Manager, Student Financial Services
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Program Assistant, MA-TESOL, College of Arts and Sciences
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
Senior Access Services Technician, Library
Student Employment Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Technical Accountant, Finance

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

Volume #32, Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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