Monday, October 3, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Important Registration Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS, located in Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 7. Thank you for meeting these deadlines.

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests Due Oct. 15

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: October 15 is the deadline to submit an online request for a spring weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at SPU's historical beach property: Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The circa 1900 houses -- once a part of the “Fort Casey" coastal military fortress – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee covers the cost to use a house for a weekend (or up to five nights) for you and your guests. The house accommodates up to 10 people. You may use the gym, private beach, and other amenities at Camp Casey. To see photos, visit the Camp Casey Web page at Requests will be accepted for stays between February 1 and June 14, 2006. All requests are to be submitted online at Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by November 15. If you have questions, email Maralie Johnson at or call toll free to (866) 661-6604.

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 Carol Clemente, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man Revisited

Dr. Michael Aeschliman will talk about his new book, The Abolition of Man Revisited: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, during a free lecture on Thursday, October 6, in Otto Miller Hall, room 109. Dr. Aeschliman is professor of education at Boston University. This event is sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Institute at SPU. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Political Science John West at

Faculty, Staff Invited to Intercultural Bridge Retreat

Faculty and staff are invited to join students at Camp Casey October 14-15 for the Intercultural Bridge Retreat. SPU students from various cultural backgrounds will make cross-cultural connections and get to know each other better. The group will discuss ways to get involved in intercultural activities on campus and create a vision for the upcoming year. Cost is $15 (includes food, lodging, and transportation). Please join us!

Young Alumni Council Invites You to “Beyond Nickerson" Dinner

The Young Alumni Council (YAC) invites faculty and staff to the annual “Beyond Nickerson" dinner, Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn. This fundraising dinner builds the YAC scholarship endowment, which helps support current students who are committed to serving the community "beyond Nickerson." The keynote speaker is Steve Moore, senior vice president at Asbury Theological Seminary. Some of you will remember him better as our former vice president for campus life (and the guy who handed out ice cream bars during finals week!) President Philip Eaton will also share SPU's “2014: A Blueprint for Excellence." Entertainment is provided by Nickerson Street Jazz, an ensemble of talented young alums. Tickets are $25 per person, and the deadline to register is October 7. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office (206) 281-ALUM. Register online. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Women of Faith Pre-Conference

SPU 2005 Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg invites you to a complimentary reception Friday, October 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Seattle Center Alki Room, 305 Harrison Street in Seattle. The reception follows “God at Your Wits' End," a Women of Faith pre-conference for which Marilyn is the featured speaker. You do not need to attend the conference to attend this special complimentary reception. The agenda is simply fellowship with Marilyn, other alumni, and friends of SPU. RSVP for the special SPU reception by calling (206) 281-ALUM. For those who are interested in the conference, Marilyn is also offering a $10 discount for the pre-conference, as well as for the conference itself, which begins after the reception and continues on Saturday, October 8. (Mention “SPU" when you register). For more information on the conference and pre-conference, visit the Web site. More

On-Campus Weight Watchers Starts Oct. 11

A new Autumn Quarter on-campus Weight Watchers series will begin Tuesday, October 11, noon-1 p.m. The group will meet in Otto Miller Hall, room 124 for pre-registered staff. Last year, this was a successful, encouraging, and convenient program for many SPU employees. The 10-meeting series will run October 11 to December 13. Registration must be completed prior to October 11. For fee and registration information, email Laurie Collins, publicity and event coordinator in the Career Development Center, at

Our First “Pet of the Week" Photo

Wimsey is a 6-year-old Parson Russell terrier (a breed formerly known as Jack Russell terrier) who lives with Hope McPherson of University Communications. The smartest terrier of the three brilliant terriers she's owned, Wimsey smoked competition on the last day of a summer obedience class (hence a star on his head for each event's win). Wimsey, a natural investigator and regal presence, was named for Dorothy Sayers' character, Lord Peter Wimsey.

Submit a Pet Photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin

You see how adorable Wimsey is. Now show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted. (Those with multiple pets may submit one group photo or individual pet photos and descriptions.)

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Regular Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin has resumed its regular, weekly schedule. 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, October 6. The next publication date is Monday, October 10.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin your Christmas season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 27, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Advent and Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18, and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS, or visiting the Web site at You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.


Feldman's New Art

This summer, Professor of Art Roger Feldman presented a paper, led a workshop, and built a 30'x15'x14' sculpture installation at Schloss Mittersill, a medieval castle in Austria. (See photo.) He also recently received the Prescott Award for Sculptural Achievement from Christians in the Visual Arts in Los Angeles. This is the second time the award has ever been given. A large drawing by Roger was included in the opening show titled "The Next Generation" at the new Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York City. MOBIA opened in the spring of 2005, and “The Next Generation" is the inaugural show of contemporary Christian art. The show runs until the middle of November.

Wolfe, Feldman at MOBIA

On September 22 in New York City, friends of Image journal attended a reception held at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) near Lincoln Center. Image editor Gregory Wolfe spoke about the mission of the journal and signed copies of his book, Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery, a collection of editorial statements selected from the journal. The backdrop for the reception was the MOBIA art exhibition, “The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith." One of the 44 established and emerging artists featured in the exhibit was SPU Professor of Art Roger Feldman.

West Delivers Lecture at Hillsdale College

Associate Professor of Political Science John West delivered an invited lecture on "The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization" at a national conference on "The Inklings." The conference was held at Hillsdale College in Michigan in September. He's also been quoted in recent news articles about the ACLU's lawsuit against intelligent design, which were included in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as being interviewed on KOMO-AM radio.

Sellers' Research Article Published

Tina Schermer Sellers, director of medical family therapy in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, recently published "Women Called: A Qualitative Study of Christian Women Dually Called to Motherhood and Career" in a special issue on gender and Christianity in The Journal of Psychology and Theology, Fall 2005. This research was funded in part by a SERVE Faculty Grant for Theology and Vocation.

Welcome, Joanne

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Joanne Winslow as the new administrative assistant in Undergraduate Admissions. Welcome, Joanne!


Bishop on KVI-AM

Cynthia Bishop, assistant professor of biology and veterinarian, was recently the guest speaker on the KVI-AM (570) radio program “Ask the Vet." The program airs Sundays at 11 a.m. Special topics are discussed and phone calls taken from the public about health problems in their pets.


Donte Catches a Big One

Admission Counselor Donte Quinine is currently featured on the Puget Sound Fly Company Web site. Donte recently caught a “fatboy" king salmon. Check out his photo online. Make sure to check out the site's photo gallery as well. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History (2)
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special 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

Administrative Assistant, Alumni
Administrative Assistant, Seattle Pacific Foundation
Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Admissions
Business Service Associate, Finance Office
Career Counselor, Career Development Center
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Head Coach-Track and Field, Athletics
Help Desk Manager, Computer and Information Systems,
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Event Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Systems Analyst, Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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 #33 | Published by: University Communications

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