Monday, October 10, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Your Story of Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving community celebration on Tuesday, November 22, SPU community members will share personal stories of thanksgiving. You're invited to submit your personal story of thanksgiving to the Office of Campus Ministries. Three stories will be shared during the service. Stories should be autobiographical and 500-700 words. Email your story by Tuesday, November 8, to Caenisha Warren, Campus Ministries administrative assistant, at

Tell Your Students About Center for Learning Workshops

The Center for Learning is offering three Autumn Quarter “Learning Strategy Workshops." The topics were chosen based on expressed student need, as well as identifying critical skills and habits of successful students. All students are welcome. Sessions last about one hour. (Please note: There is a time change from the time printed in the Academic Planner.) Please encourage your students to take advantage of this resource.

How Can I Read Faster and Learn More? Reading Comprehension and Speed
Tuesday, October 11, at 8 p.m.
Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall

Where Does My Time Go? Time Management
Thursday, October 13, at 8 p.m.
Hill Hall Lounge

What Do I Study and When Do I Start? Preparing for Exams
Tuesday, October 18, at 8 p.m.
Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion and – if using the Interbay Shuttle – home soccer games as well. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window or on the shuttle to Interbay Stadium. NOTE: Shuttle service from Tiffany Loop to Interbay begins one hour prior to kick-off, with shuttles running approximately every 20 minutes.

SPU Falcon Athletics This Week

Come cheer on our SPU Falcon athletes this week. October 13, women's volleyball hosts Humboldt State at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. October 14, men's soccer hosts Notre Dame de Namur at 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. October 15, women's volleyball hosts Western Oregon at 7 p.m. at Royal Brougham Pavilion. Visit the Falcons online for more information. More

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests Due October 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 (866) 661-6604 toll free.

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.

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

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

“Pet of the Week" Photo

Emma is a 9-month old American Eskimo owned by Sarah Dobelstein, program coordinator for the Career Development Center. Says Sarah, “Her favorite past times are chewing bones, giving lots of love, and smiling wide for pictures!"

Submit a Pet Photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin

You see how adorable Emma 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 13. The next publication date is Monday, October 17.


Lerum Named New Head Coach

Karl Lerum, a former Falcon assistant coach and past All-American in the decathlon, has been named SPU's new head coach of men's and women's track and field. Lerum succeeds Jack Hoyt, who resigned in August after six seasons. He served under Hoyt at SPU during the 2000 season and again in 2003. "Seattle Pacific is poised for some great things this coming season," said Lerum. "I'm inheriting a program which is at a high point. I consider it quite an honor and yet quite a responsibility."

Holmes Article Published

An article by Professor of Music Education Ramona Holmes titled “It Takes a Village to Raise an Orchestra" was published this month in VOICE magazine. The article discusses the Leschi music partnership, which unites parents, community members, and elementary and high school music students in the Seattle School District.

Capp Writes Book Review for National Music Journal

Myrna Capp, adjunct music faculty, reviewed the book Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, for the October/November 2005 issue of American Music Teacher journal. The book is an unabridged republication of the edition originally published in Leipzig, Germany, in 1900.

SPFC Presents at America Psychological Association

Several faculty and students in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community presented the results of their recent research at the American Psychological Associations annual convention in Washington, D.C., in August. Paulina Kisselev, doctoral student of Assistant Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall, presented her dissertation titled “Gender Differences in Acculturation Patterns and Marital Satisfaction among Russian Immigrants to the United States." Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Lustyk coauthored a presentation with her undergraduate students Andrea Miller and Chris Beam, and her doctoral student Karen Olsen. The presentation was titled “Stress, Premenstrual Symptomatology, and Spiritual Well-Being in Women: A Mediation Analysis." Heather Romero, doctoral student of Professor of Graduate Psychology Jay Uomoto, presented her dissertation titled “Time Perspective and Acculturation in Mexican Americans." Doctoral students in clinical psychology Micheal Tandy, Enika Cocoli, Lisa Emerson, and Jason Perez presented their second year project titled “Altruism: An Investigation of Altruistic Behavior in Bone Marrow Donation." Their project was under the supervision of Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Margaret Diddams.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members to SPU. Contact information is available though the SPU White Pages.
Johanna Knudsen, senior access services technician in the library
Karl Lerum, head coach of track and field in athletics


SPU Mentioned in Seattle Times Article on Campus Enrollment

SPU was mentioned in a front-page news story in The Seattle Times on October 3. The article, titled “Campus gender gag: Progress or Problem?" dealt with the increase in women attending colleges, and the decrease of male students. Read it online. More

Glancy Quoted in Bizillion Magazine

Director of Graduate Admissions and Marketing John Glancy was quoted in a story in Bizillion, a local business magazine. John is quoted in the article titled "Degrees of Success: How Advanced Education Can Help You." Read the article online. 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
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications
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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