Monday, August 21, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Ranked No. 1 for Best Value

SPU is ranked No. 1 in the category “Best Values" in the West in U.S. News & World Report's just released 2007 college rankings. U.S. News calls the schools in this category “great schools, great prices." The formula used to determine best value compares a school's academic quality to the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of financial aid. In another U.S.News category, "Best Universities-Master's," SPU ranked No. 12, the same ranking it received last year. Read more about the ranking on the U.S. News Web site. More

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.

Upcoming Athletic Events

Tuesday, August 29, 1 p.m. versus Hawaii Pacific, Brougham Pavilion
Wednesday, August 30, 7 p.m. versus Hawaii Hilo, Brougham Pavilion

Men's Soccer
Saturday, August 26, 7 p.m. versus Chico State, Interbay Stadium
Tuesday, August 29, 4:30 p.m. versus California State-Dominguez Hills, Interbay Stadium

Women's Soccer
Thursday, August 24, 7 p.m. versus Chico State, Interbay Stadium
Saturday, August 26, 4:30 p.m. versus California State-Monterey Bay, Interbay Stadium
Tuesday, August 29, 7 p.m. versus California State-Dominguez Hills, Interbay Stadium

Say "Hi" to Our Visitors

This summer, SPU will welcome hundreds of visitors to our campus, from high school students to professionals. Please take a moment to say "hi" and help them feel welcome on our campus.

New Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines for Summer

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other Monday during the summer. 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, August 31. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next publication date is Tuesday, September 5.


McKenna Publishes Article

Rob McKenna, chair of organizational psychology, published an article in the June issue of the Christian Management Report titled "Managing in the Midst of Chaos: A Leader's Reality." The article highlights McKenna's research on the personal challenge of leading in times of adversity and challenge. Read the article online. More

Mvududu Publishes Article

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Nyaradzo Mvududu, assistant professor of education, has been notified that her article, "Hope, Faith, and Statistics: An Examination of the Relationship," has been accepted for publication in the Christian Higher Education journal. Her co-author is Michelle LaRocque, a former professor at SPU and currently a professor at Florida Atlantic University.

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 Undergraduate Admissions.

Kim Brann, admissions counselor and 2005 SPU alumna. Kim was also a student worker in the office of Records and Registration.
Ineliz Soto, admissions counselor, multi-ethnic student recruiting.


Eaton Interviewed on KOMO-AM

President Eaton was interviewed on KOMO-AM radio on August 21 about SPU's No.1 "Best Values" ranking in U.S. New & World Report. He was interviewed by co-anchors Nancy Barrett and Bill Rice.

Tollefson Quoted in Renton Reporter

Emeriti Professor of Anthropology Ken Tollefson was quoted in the August 15 issue of the Renton Reporter about the Duwamish Indian tribe's 27-year fight for federal approval. Read the story online. More


Welcome, Sierra!

Assistant Director of Admissions Bryan Jones, and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of Sierra Renea, born at 2 a.m. on August 13. Sierra weighted 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Director of Master of Science in Nursing Program
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Physics Education
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Theology
Dean, School of Theology
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

Access Services Technician (20 hrs/wk, University Library
Administrative Assistant, Alumni
Administrative Assistant (28 hrs/wk), Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Coordinator of Learning Services, interim (20 hrs/wk), Center for Learning
Coordinator of Conference Services Customer Service, University Services
Endorsement Coordinator/Certification Assistant, School of Education
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Manager of Administration and Campus Card Services (Financial Analyst), University Services
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Performing Groups Coordinator (32 hrs/wk), University Communications
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Transportation Worker, Building Maintenance
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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