Monday, October 17, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Fourth Annual Day of Common Learning

Faculty, staff, and students will participate in SPU's fourth annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 19. This year's theme is “The Faith of the Next Generation." Dr. Christian Smith, author of Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, will give the morning's keynote address. The afternoon sessions include “U2 and the Search for Authentic Faith," “Faith and Contemporary Music," “Can Science Make You a Better Christian?" and many others. Visit the Web site for the complete list of seminars. More

Tickets on Sale Now for Sacred Sounds Concert

Begin your Christmas season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 27, at 4 p.m. in the world-class Benaroya Hall. 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 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.

Win Prizes for Commuting

SPU's Office of Safety and Security is sponsoring “Wheel Options," a statewide commuting campaign organized by the Washington State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO). You can participate in Wheel Options by carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or riding the bus or train. If you commute using a method other than driving alone twice during October 10-21, you are eligible to win prizes from WSRO including a trip to Mexico for two, along with other great prizes and getaways. As an additional bonus you can also register to win one of several prizes from Safety and Security, including an iPod Shuffle mp3 player, gift cards from Barnes & Nobles, and Starbucks Coffee, and vouchers good at REI and other locations. To register for the state drawing, visit the Wheel Options Web site and fill out the entry form. To register for the drawing from Safety and Security, contact Employee Transportation Coordinator Justin Langhofer at (206) 281-2821, or Visit the Wheel Options Web site for more information. More

Bookstore Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The SPU Bookstore supports breast cancer research this month by carrying special products to promote breast cancer awareness. The Bookstore will contribute the profits from the sale of these products to breast cancer research. Please visit the SPU Bookstore this month to participate in the fight for the cure!

Europe Trip 2006: France and Spain

Register now for the "Paris, Loire Valley, and Barcelona" tour set for July 13-24, 2006. The trip including Paris, Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, grand châteaux in the Loire Valley, the Dordogne region (prehistoric cave paintings), the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, Salvador Dalî's Museum in Figueras, Spain, and Gaudí's Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona. The trip is open to students, other adults, and friends. A $95 registration fee holds your space and, if paid by December 6, 2005, locks in current rates: $3,600 (student rate: under age 24) or $4,025 (adult rate: age 24 or older). Rates include roundtrip airfare, hotels, two meals/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 American Council for International Study is the facilitator of the trip, not SPU. For full details and to register online, contact Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, at Visit the Web site for more information. More

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 next Center for Learning workshop is titled “What Do I Study and When Do I Start?" This is an excellent, one-hour workshop for students as they prepare for exams. The workshop is Tuesday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in Lower Moyer Hall. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this resource.

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.

“Pet of the Week" Photo

Nomar is a 2-year old Boston terrier owned by Kristen Labrecque, undergraduate admission counselor. “Here is a picture of my sweet Nomar. He is seen chewing his bone and sitting in our bay window. As you can tell from the huge grin, this is one of his favorite pastimes."

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week on Monday. 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 20. The next publication date is Monday, October 24.


Kelley Wins Leadership in Nursing Award

On October 14, Lucille Kelley, dean of the School of Health Sciences, was honored as an outstanding alumna by her alma mater, University of Connecticut. Selected for her excellence and innovation in nursing leadership, Lucille was presented with the Carolyn Ladd Widmer Outstanding Alumnae Award for Leadership in Nursing. Eric Widmer, headmaster of Deerfield Academy, and Micheal Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, made the presentation. Congratulations, Lucille!

Edwards Presents Ethic Workshop

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, co-presented an ethics workshop with SPU alumna Dr. Carol Stanley on Saturday, October 8. The seminar, "Ethics: Back to Basics," was held on campus for licensed mental health professionals and satisfied the Washington state ethics and law continuing education requirements for licensure.

Keuss' Workbook Endorsed by AAE

Jeff Keuss, associate professor of Christian ministry, had his character-education workbook and curriculum for junior high students titled Character in Action! recently reviewed and endorsed by the Association of American Educators in their September 2005 journal. The Character in Action! program utilizes state standards-based outcomes in reading comprehension aligned with seven key character traits and values. It has been adopted in school districts in California, Colorado, and New Jersey.


West Quoted in Christian Today

Associate Professor of Political Science John West, who is also the associate director of Discovery's Institute's Center for Science & Culture, was quoted in an online story on He commented on the landmark federal trial currently taking place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which could decide whether intelligent design can be mentioned in public school science classes as an alternative to the theory of evolution. Read it online. More


Husby Qualifies for Boston Marathon

Kari Husby, administrative assistant to the controller in the Finance Office, ran the Portland Marathon on October 9, completing the 26.2 mile course in approximately 3 hours, 27 minutes (7:54 min/mile pace). She placed 77 out of 3,939 women finishers. Kari's performance qualifies her to compete in the Boston Marathon in April 2006. Congratulations, Kari!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
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
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

Volume #32, Issue #35 | Published by: University Communications

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