Monday, April 10, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Closes for Good Friday, Service at 12:30 p.m.

SPU offices will close at noon on Good Friday, April 14. A Good Friday service will be held at First Free Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m.

Tell Your Students About the Majors Fair

The SPU Majors Fair, hosted by the Career Development Center, is an excellent chance for students to explore major and career interests. Please encourage students to attend the Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 12, from 1-4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Visit the Career Development Center's SpringBoard Web site for more details. More

Student Art on Display

SPU's Art Center Gallery is now featuring works by freshman, sophomore, and junior art students. The exhibit runs until April 12. The gallery is located at West Cremona Street and Queen Anne Avenue North, near the SPU campus. It's open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Serving God, Even in the Mundane

Short story writer, social activist, television producer, and Milton Center Fellow Laura Good will give a reading and a lecture on vocation on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in SPU's Art Center Gallery. Drawing on her work in international relief and television, she'll examine what it means to follow the call to serve God and cultivate one's created purposes, even in the mundane. The Milton Center, located at SPU through Image journal, is a program dedicated to fostering excellence in creative writing by Christians. This event is free and open to the public. CFE credit is available.

Historian David McCullough Comes to Campus

David McCullough, historian and best-selling author of such books as 1776 and John Adams, is the featured speaker for SPU's annual Downtown Business Breakfast on Tuesday, April 25. This year's invitation-only event is expected to draw 1,200 business and community leaders. McCullough, two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, will also speak on campus at 1 p.m. the same day. This lecture 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 Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Nominations for Leadership Awards

Please consider nominating an individual or group that has shared something extraordinary with our campus this year. Forms can be picked up at the Student Programs front desk or an electronic copy can be requested by emailing Nomination forms need to be returned to the Student Programs front desk by May 1 to be considered. Nomination categories include Student Scholar of the Year; Student Group of the Year; Student Organization Advisor of the Year; Student Event of the Year: Service Orientated Program; Student Event of the Year: Educational; and Student Event of the Year: Entertainment. Please note, nominations cannot be submitted for events that have not yet taken place.

Summer Housing for Student Employees

As you begin to hire students for summer jobs, please remember that on-campus summer housing is available on a first- come, first-served basis. Applications including location and price are now available in the Office of University Services, and must be received by Tuesday, May 9. Advise your student employees to complete an application if they are hoping to live on campus during the summer. If you have any questions, contact University Services at 206-281-2188, or

We Need Stories About Your Student Workers

As part of the Student Employee Celebration on April 20, student employees will be recognized for their hard work and unique contributions to the SPU campus. Please take a moment to share one or two stories from your department. You may recognize individuals or groups of students. The goal is to get a snapshot of the work that students do across campus. Contact SPU Student Employment Coordinator Christi Ross with any questions at Submit stories online by April 14. More

Interactive Art Installation at FFMC

SPU faculty, staff, and students are invited to an interactive art installation titled “The Way of the Cross" at First Free Methodist Church. The exhibit is based on the Roman Catholic devotion called “Stations of the Cross," consisting of 14 prayers said before a series of 14 pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary. The exhibit runs April 10-12, 12-9 p.m. The exhibit features artwork by some of the congregation as well as local artists, and a soundtrack of actors and music composed for the event. Please call the church office at 206-281-2240 to sign up for a time to see the exhibit.

New Career Development Center Walk-In Hours

Encourage students to utilize the Career Development Center's new "walk-in" hours. Career Development Center (CDC) counselors are available for 15-minute walk-in appointments, Monday through Thursday, 2-4 p.m. This is a quick and easy way for students to receive a review of their résumé or cover letters, get tips on how to prepare for interviews, get help navigating the CDC Web site, and more. Students can stop by the second floor of the SUB, or call 206-281-2485 to reserve a time slot. Sign-up sheets are available at 9 a.m. for same-day appointments.

Registration Deadline for Pass/No Credit, Internships, Independent Study

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 Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Award

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2006-07 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student (or students) for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 14, and can be found on the Office of Campus Ministries Student Leaders Web page. More

Last Week to Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year

Want to show your appreciation for a staff member? Act now by nominating him or her to SPU's Staff Council for one of the 2006 "Staff of the Year" awards. Two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) will be awarded $1,000 each in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments now to complete the online nomination form. More

Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Meditations

SPU Librarian Steve Perisho has created a bibliography of readings for this Lenten and Easter season titled “Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Meditations." You can review the list online. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Hamilton is a 6-month-old male Yorkshire terrier. He just recently realized that my hand is not his chew toy. He loves to go for car rides, and thinks at times that he is a cat. If you are lucky, you may see an animal that is almost as small as a squirrel running around campus. Don't be afraid if he runs up to you–he won't bite and he's had his rabies shots! Sorry for the belated Christmas wish! Woof!" Amanda Hataway, program coordinator in Marriage and Family Therapy.

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, April 13. The next publication date is Monday, April 17.


Cher Edwards, Scott Edwards Present at ACA

Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling in the School of Education, and Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, along with a colleague from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, gave a presentation titled "Incorporating Social Justice Principles Into Community and School Counseling Programs" at the American Counseling Association national conference in Montreal, Quebec, on April 3.

Wilson, Graduate Students Present at APA

Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Bev Wilson and graduate students Stephanie Pickering, Chrystal Agnor, and Stephanie Isgitt recently made two presentations at the mid-year conference for religion and psychology. The conference was sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The presentations were titled “Forgiveness and Child Characteristics," and “The Role of Forgiveness in Children's Pro-Social Behavior and Aggression."

Trzyna in Vietnam, Pepperdine University

Professor of English Thomas Trzyna traveled to Hanoi as a guest of the Vietnamese government and Vietnamese industries and schools to make presentations on American college accreditation. His hosts provided tours of religious and historical sites. Tom also presented a paper on Benjamin Britten at the Western conference on Christianity and Literature at Pepperdine University.

West Delivers Lecture, Co-Authors Book

On April 5, Associate Professor of Political Science John West gave an invited lecture on "Darwin's Public Policy: Eugenics, Democracy, and the Dangers of Scientific Utopianism" at Azusa Pacific University. The lecture was part of an annual lecture series focusing on science and faith sponsored by Azusa's Center for Research in Science. He also co-authored a new book critically examining the landmark intelligent-design court decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover. The book is titled “Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Decision." The other authors include Gonzaga University law professor David DeWolf, attorney Casey Luskin, and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Witt.

Welcome, Patty

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Patty Farmer as a new career counselor in the Career Development Center.


Professors Quoted in Seattle P-I

Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn, Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro, Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney were quoted in a recent story about dance as a form of worship in today's churches. The story was published on April 6 in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art (Visual Communication)
Visiting Instructor of Biblical Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Two positions)
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Director of Engineering Programs
Business and Social Sciences Librarian
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Physics Education
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology(Two positions)
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive 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

Staff Positions

Assistant Volleyball Coach (temporary, 16 hrs/wk), Athletics
Campus Program Coordinator, Office of Student Programs
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
Multi-Skilled Trades I, Camp Casey
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Program and Budget Manager, School of Psychology, Family and Community
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
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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