Monday, November 7, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Campus Closed for Veterans Day

SPU offices will be closed and day classes will not meet on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Evening classes will meet as scheduled.

Veterans Day Tribute on November 10

A special Veterans Day chapel will be held Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Retired colonel and pastor Tom Greco will talk about his experience in Desert Storm and how his military service brought him to his faith in God. Join students, faculty, and staff members in paying tribute to our American soldiers who have served.

SPU Theatre Presents “Quilters"

SPU Theatre presents the heartwarming production “Quilters." This musical about a pioneer woman and her six daughters explores the harsh challenges and abiding rewards of frontier life. The show runs November 10-12 and 17-19 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall on campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on November 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, and $8 for students and seniors. Call the Theater Ticket Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

New Connections in Faith and Art

SPU welcomes members from Common Ground, a Christian community creatively exploring the Christian faith in interaction with the music, film, and stories of today. They will host a series of events titled “New Connections in Faith and Art" on campus during the next two weeks. All events are free and open to the public.

The God of Change: Seeing the Invisible
Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 8:30-10 p.m.
Location: First Free Methodist Church

Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius, A Brush With Faith
Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Location: First Free Methodist Church
(Formerly presented at the Seattle Art Museum)

The Wrestling God: Expanding the Human Heart
Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: 8:30-10 p.m.
Location: First Free Methodist Church

Uncovering the Heart for God: Cultural Art
Date: Thursday, November 17 (includes an open discussion)
Time: 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Location: Demaray Hall 150

Rediscovering Narnia

Don't miss a special SPU faculty and staff panel presentation titled “Rediscovering Narnia: The Continuing Relevance of C.S. Lewis's Narnian Chronicles" on Monday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The panel includes SPU Associate Professor of Theological Studies Kerry Dearborn, Marketing Associate for Fine Arts Kim Gilnett, Professor of European Studies Mike Macdonald, and Associate Professor of Political Science John West.

Free Estate-Planning Seminar

Prepare yourself and your family by attending "The Five Estate-Planning Questions Everyone Needs to Answer" seminar on Tuesday, November 15, 12-1 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Estate-planning expert Mark Albertson of the Albertson Law Group and senior counsel in estate and elder law will lead the seminar. Learn about wills, living trusts, estate taxes, community property agreements, charitable estate planning, and more. Under arrangements with the University, seminar participants may sign up for free half-hour private consultations with Albertson. Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call (206) 281-2702, or email

Do You Know a Student Undecided on a Major?

Do you know students who are struggling with choosing a major? Would you like to help students explore their career options? Or perhaps they just need a little advice on how to handle the transition from SPU to the "real world." Registration for Winter Quarter begins November 14, and there are two classes designed to address students job and career concerns. GS 2001: Career Exploration and Planning is a wonderful resource for students looking to explore career options and those still undecided about their major choice. GS 3001: Career and Life Planning is a great opportunity to put together a résumé, learn how to launch a successful job-search campaign, and get prepared for transitioning from SPU to a vocation. Both classes are one credit. For more information on these courses, check the SPU Undergraduate Catalog. More

Brian McLaren and the “Emerging Church" Movement Tonight

Called one of the “top-25 most influential evangelicals" by TIME magazine, Brian McLaren is a leader in the “emerging church" movement. He will address the role of the gospel in the 21st century during a special lecture on Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. His talk is titled “Ministry and Mission in the Emerging Culture." This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Tickets Going Fast for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

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 and selecting “Arts & Theater." 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.

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 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

Pet of the Week Photo

“Cody is a 2-year-old shih tzu and is normally quite adventurous. This little 15-pound dog has been known to jump off of a 5-foot embankment or chase a raccoon twice his size. But he was none too sure he liked being placed in the pumpkin. It took a bit of coaxing to get him to stay put long enough for us to take his picture!" Beth Oppenlander, Seattle Pacific Foundation, and Mark Oppenlander, School of Business and Economics.

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, November 10. The next publication date is Monday, November 14.


Edwards, Eppler, and Edwards Present Workshop

Cher Edwards and Christie Eppler, assistant professors of school counseling, and Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, presented a workshop on supervision issues for school counselors. The event was co-sponsored by SPU's School of Education and the Washington Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the Washington Counselors Association. Edwards, Eppler, and Edwards presented on basic and advanced supervision skills and cultural competency within the supervisory relationship.

Granger‘s Chapter Published

Theresa Granger, instructor of nursing and doctoral student, has contributed a chapter on sexually transmitted diseases in the revised textbook Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioner Prescribers. The textbook, written by nurse practitioners and a pharmacist, is for nurse-practitioner students. This textbook is also used to develop the American Nurses Credentialing Center family nurse practitioner national certification exam.

Lee Presents Research Paper

Jaeil Lee, assistant professor of family and consumer science, recently attended the International Textiles and Apparel Association (ITAA) 2005 annual meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. She presented her research paper titled “A New Way of Teaching Appearance and Human Behavior: Cross-Cultural Team-Taught Course." The research is about the class she and her co-worker, Dr. Yoon Jung Lee from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, are team-teaching this quarter. ITAA is the foremost international research association in the clothing and textiles discipline. Jaeil reports, “I have gotten great responses from other colleagues all over the world."

Welcome, Clay

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Clay Caldwell, the new help desk manager in Computer & Information Systems.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History (2 positions)
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
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
Business Service Associate, Finance Office
Custodian/Housekeeper (temporary), Camp Casey Conference Center
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Receptionist (part-time, temporary), School of Health Sciences
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Event Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
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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