Monday, February 6, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Quarter Registration

Registration for Spring Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will want to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Friday, February 17. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 27. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

The Left, The Right, and God's Politics

Speaker, author, and activist Jim Wallis will discuss his latest book, God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It during a special lecture on Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Wallis is one of the founders of Sojourners, a Christian ministry devoted to social justice. This event is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministries. It is free and open to the public.

Stories About Northwest Women

As part of SPU's English Department's annual Fan Gates Reading, Northwest fiction writer Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum will read from her collection of short stories titled This Life She's Chosen on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Her book was a 2005 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. The Boston Globe said, "Still and hauntingly ambiguous, these collected stories seem inspired, even inhabited, by the coastal fog of the Pacific Northwest … This is the fiction of mood and sensibility, not of incident." This event is free and open to the public.

Gymnasts at Home on Feb. 10

Come cheer on the Falcon gymnastics team as the women take on San Jose State, Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. SPU faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion. For tickets, call 206-281-2085. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Storytelling Lessons From Narnia

Join University Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor Earl Palmer for an evening of great storytelling on Monday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Using Lewis' Narnia as a case study, Reverend Palmer will explore elements of a good story, and why some tales are timeless. This event, which begins SPU's annual European Studies Symposium, is free and open to the public.

Europe Comes to SPU

SPU's 23rd annual European Studies Symposium takes place on campus, February 13-16. Learn about European art, literature, culture, and more through presentations by faculty, students, and invited guests. The keynote speaker is SPU Professor of European Studies/German Michael Macdonald, who will discuss “European Studies: A Timeless Celebration" on Wednesday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Division of Humanities, and the College of Arts and Sciences. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Web site. More

Macdonald on Europe

The keynote speaker for SPU's annual European Studies Symposium is SPU Professor of European Studies/German Michael Macdonald. He will discuss “European Studies: A Timeless Celebration" on Wednesday, February 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Macdonald is past president of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages, and the Northwest Conference on Philosophy. He was instrumental in creating SPU's study-abroad program “European Quarter," and directed the European Studies Symposium from 1996 to 2005. For more information on the symposium, visit the Web site. More

Free Advice on How to Get in Shape

Once again, exercise science students are looking for people who want to get into shape or trying to shake up their exercise routine. Exercise science students are available on a limited basis to help you design a program that is just right for you. If you are interested, stop by the Physical Education and Exercise Science office in Brougham Pavilion and sign up.

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 Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Student Papers, Research Wanted for AoA Symposium

The second annual “Acting on AIDS" symposium is an opportunity for students to present their original research focused on HIV/AIDS. The symposium gives students a platform to integrate their area of study or passion about the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Professors are encouraged to come alongside students for an academic quarter to wrestle with issue of the disease and faith. The symposium will be May 11 in Demaray 150, 9:30-10:20 a.m. and 1:00-1:50 p.m. Please encourage students with potential interest in this project. Contact for more information.

Young Alumni Council Looking for Involved Seniors, Juniors

Do you know a senior or junior who is an active volunteer in the community and successful in the classroom? Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and in the community. Applications are due Wednesday, March 29. Current juniors may apply by downloading the application. More

SPU Graduate Center Open House Feb. 7

If you're thinking about graduate school, attend the SPU Graduate Programs Open House on Tuesday, February 7, 4:30-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Learn about trends in your field of interest, talk to counselors who can help you achieve your academic and career goals, find out about financial aid, and meet graduate faculty members. SPU offers a variety of quality master's and doctoral programs. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Graduate Programs Web site. More

Ordering SPU Stationery and Business Cards Between Feb. 7-21

Vision Press, the printer for SPU's stationery and business cards, will be closed February 20-24. Orders placed between 10 a.m. February 7 and 10 a.m. February 14 will be delayed one day. Orders placed between 10 a.m. February 14 and 10 a.m. February 21 will be delayed one week. If you have questions, contact Assistant Art Director Joel Ertsgaard at 206-281-2879.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Othello is a lab and chow mix and the sweetest pound puppy you'll find. We adopted him from the Humane Society two years ago. As you can see, he believes himself to be a lap dog and is always up for some serious cuddling (he is pictured with my husband, Jesse). Just be careful not to say ‘walk' around him unless you are ready to go for one!" Kristi Nelson, admissions counselor.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week on Monday. If you have information or event news, please send it as soon 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, February 9. The next publication date is Monday, February 13.


Marshall's Research Reviewed

Margaret Marshall, assistant professor of psychology, had her research on emotional reactions to performance outcomes reviewed in a news feature at, a science journalism Web site. The article was published on February 3. Read the story online. More

Lee's Paper Published

A paper by Assistant Professor of Textiles and Clothing Jaeil Lee titled, “Exploring Careers at Global Apparel Companies: Apparel Companies in the United States" was published in the Journal of Fashion Information and Technology, Vol 2, December 2005, pp.40-47. The paper describes how college students who major in fashion can be prepared for the global apparel job market, especially for apparel companies in the United States.

Welcome, David

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming David Rither, a new audio video production specialist in Instructional Technology Services.


Brown Quoted in Nurse Week

Jean Brown, nurse manager of Health Services, was recently quoted in the January 30 issue of Nurse Week. The article dealt with student health care centers on college campuses. The article is titled “Caring for College Students: From Depression to Tattoos." The story also appeared online in November at Read the story online. More

Tindall Quoted in Bellingham Herald

Laurel Tindall, head gymnastics coach, was quoted in a news story in the February 4 edition of the Bellingham Herald. The article explains how a legislative bill now in the state House of Representatives would differentiate a coach's ability to mentally prepare athletes and sports psychology. Read it online. More


Welcome, Madeleine!

Minister of Discipleship Matthew Koenig, and this wife, Sara Koenig, instructor of Biblical studies, are the proud parents of Madeleine Hope, born January 19. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Mathew explains the name, "Madeleine is derived from Magdalene. In John's gospel, Mary Magdalene is the first person to see the resurrected Christ. We desire that our daughter would be a witness to the risen Lord and bring hope to our family and world!" Welcome, Madeleine.


Staff Positions

Budget Manager and Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Sciences
Career Counselor, Interim (20-32 hrs/wk), Career Development Center
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, School of Health Sciences, Graduate Center
Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
MicroSystems Analyst/Classroom Support, Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Practitioner (20hrs/wk, Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Events Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
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

Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art (two positions)
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of English
Business and Social Sciences Librarian
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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

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