Tuesday, September 5, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


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.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Normal Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume weekly publication on September 18. If you have information or event news, please send it as soon as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, September 14.

Pet Photo of the Week Returns!

Beginning October 9, the popular “Pet Photo of the Week" feature resumes in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a few sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at tcnorlen@spu.edu. Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted, and only one pet photo per person, please. If your pet has already been featured, you are welcome to submit another picture and story. Preference will be given to those pets not yet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin.


Ward's Article Published

An article written by Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, was published online on the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admission Officers Web site. The article is titled “Identifying Peer Institutions: Utilizing the New Carnegie Classifications and Other Web Resources."

Kenagy's Short Story Published

A short story by adjunct faculty member Mary Kenagy was recently published in the book Best Christian Short Stories, edited by Bret Lott. Lott is a best-selling novelist and editor for the Southern Review. Mary's story is titled “Loud Lake."

Marshall's Article Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Margaret Marshall, new chair of psychology, had her article published in the August edition of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin titled “Trait Aggressiveness and Situational Provocation: A Test of the Traits as Situational Sensitivities (TASS) Model." She also co-authored a chapter in the August issue of Self-Esteem: Issues and Answers titled “The Three Faces of Self-Esteem."

Ferreiro's Summer Update

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro led 25 students on the 17th annual SPU/University of Salamanca Program in Language and Culture, June 28 to July 31. Highlights were excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Avila, and Portugal, which included flamenco dancing, open air jazz concerts, and a special Prado Museum portrait art exhibit, including works by El Greco, Goya, and more. He also organized and led with Father Charles Garrity O.C.D., a Carmelite pilgrimage titled “In the Footsteps of Teresa and John." The pilgrimage of 25 people traveled to Washington, California, and Arizona, August 3 to August 16. He recently had two book reviews published–the first one titled “Francia Deutches Historische Institut" (France-Germany) on Gregory the Great and “La Septimanie a travers l'histoire." His book review of The Spanish Reconquest was included in the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain journal. Three articles by Ferreiro were also recently published: “Petrine Primacy: Episcopal Authority in Caesarius of Arles'" in Studia Patristica ((Oxford) 34 2006: 283-288; “Gregory of Tours and Petrine Primacy" in Francia (33, 2005, 1-20); and “Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and Auctoritas at the Second Council of Seville (619)" in I Padri e le Scuole Teologiche nei Concili. Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2006, pp. 263-288. His book titled The Visigoths in Gaul and Spain: A Supplemental Bibliography (1983-2003), was included in the Medieval Mediterranean Iberian Studies, vol. 28. Brill, 2006. liii+ 992 p. Other publications are forthcoming in the next few months. Ferreiro was interviewed by a national newspaper in Spain about the state of the Catholic Church in America. Finally, he met and hung out with Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones one evening in a Flamenco Tablao in Madrid.

Trzyna's New Book Published

A new book by Professor of English Tom Trzyna titled Blessed Are the Pacifists: The Beatitudes and Just War Theory was recently published by Herald Press (Mennonite). The book's back cover states: “Trzyna takes a fresh look at pacifism as a way of life and a practical method of conflict resolution that is grounded in the Scripture, particularly the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew's gospel. Based on a study of just war theory and contemporary world events, this book does not rehearse familiar debates about how to justify war. Rather, it approaches the topic from the provocative angle that the work of peacemakers requires setting goals to be measured in generations, not years." The preface is by Richard Kauffman, senior editor of The Christian Century, and the book has received early notice in Publisher's Weekly and Christian Century. Trzyna will lead a three-week series on the topic at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church beginning in November.

Van Duzer Named to BRG Board

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer is the new vice chairman of the Baldwin Resource Group board of directors. Baldwin is a business consulting company headquartered in Bellevue.

Kelly Book Signing at Costco

University Communication Specialist Clint Kelly will sign copies of his new novel, Scent, at the Aurora Village Costco on Saturday, September 30, beginning at noon. Scent is a suspense thriller set in the perfume industry (“The most captivating fragrance ever captured in a bottle masks a deadly secret"). The first in a series of novels based on the human senses, Scent proves that beauty is far more than that which meets the eye.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members.
Mark Collings, assistant coach for men's soccer
Jerry Collum, performing arts technical director in the Theater Department
Anna Leiferman, assistant coach and assistant director of the Falcon Gymnastic Center
Stefani Shaffer, administrative assistant in the Center for Learning


Staub Quoted in Kitsap Sun

Adjunct School of Theology faculty member Dick Staub was quoted in the August 24 edition of the Kitsap Sun. The article was titled “Message movies need production qualities to match."


Welcome, Olivia!

Admissions Counselor Donte Quinine, and his wife, Sarah, are the proud parents of Olivia Jean, born July 28. She was born at 4:15 a.m. weighting 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and measuring 18.5 inches in length. Everyone is doing well. Welcome, Olivia!

Altus, Dahlstrom Finish 60-mile Walk

Karen Altus, career development counselor, and Donna Dahlstrom, budget assistant in the School of Education-continuing education, walked 60 miles in the recent Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day event. The combined efforts of 2,700 walkers, 500 of whom are breast cancer survivors, raised nearly $7 million for breast cancer awareness, education, and research. There are 12 walks scheduled this year in major cities throughout the United States. Congratulations, Karen and Donna! For more information about the 3-day events, visit the Web site. More


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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy
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
Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Coordinator of Conference Services Customer Service, University Services
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
Program Coordinator (10 months), Student Programs
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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

Volume #33, Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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