Monday, October 9, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Professor Rob Wall in Chapel

Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of biblical and Wesleyan studies, continues his series of chapel lectures on 1 Peter titled “Engaging the Culture as Resident Aliens." Chapel is Tuesday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Piano Recital

Northwest pianist Dan Sabo performs works by composers Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Scriabin, and Messiaen, on Tuesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. in E. E. Bach Theatre, located in McKinley Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Campus Weight Watchers Group Begins Oct. 17 (New Day)

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus October 17 and runs through December 19. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. (new time) for an hour in Otto Miller Hall 128. Registration is required, but please come to the first meeting if you are interested. To register and for additional information, contact Chris Cope, budget and accounting analyst, at 206-281-2532 or

Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars Lecture Oct. 12

On October 12, SPU will host a special evening with an international team of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars as they discuss one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time. Moderated by SPU Professor of New Testament Jack Levison, the panel presentation coincides with the Pacific Science Center's current exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of which have never before been seen by the public. The nearly 2,000-year-old scrolls include some of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible in existence. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus, and is free and open to the public.

SPU's Gamelan in Concert Oct. 12

Don't miss a rare public performance of SPU's Central Javanese gamelan, a percussion ensemble of gongs, metallophones, and drums played communally, on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre, located in McKinley Hall. This gamelan comprises 14 different instruments, spanning six octaves and two scales. This concert is free and open to the public.

Falcon Sports This Week

The No. 15-ranked women's volleyball team hosts Central Washington University on Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The 6th-ranked SPU men's soccer team hosts two upcoming home games. On Saturday, October 14, the Falcons face Seattle University, and on Monday, October 16, they face Simon Fraser. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for both games at Interbay Stadium. Get all the latest news on Falcon sports at the Falcons Online. More

Christian College Fair at SPU

The Seattle Area Christian College Fair will take place Monday, October 23, 6-8:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to the SPU campus. The fair provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in Christian higher education to meet with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities. Financial aid and scholarship sessions will also be offered. Contact the SPU Undergraduate Admissions office at 206-281-2567 for more information.

The Symposium Formerly Known as the European Studies Symposium

The Symposium, formerly known as the European Studies Symposium, is a gathering of faculty and students for the presentation of academic and creative work related to foreign languages and literatures, cultural studies, and linguistics. It is held during Winter Quarter. All majors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures must make a presentation in The Symposium before graduation, typically during their senior year. The Symposium is scheduled for February 13-16. Please keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.

Tickets Going Fast for SPU's Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 26, 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 Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18 and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or visiting 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.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD Available

“The Sacred Sounds of Christmas" CD, featuring SPU's acclaimed choral and instrumental ensembles, is now available. The CD offers an eclectic collection of traditional and lesser-known Advent and Christmas music and readings spanning several centuries. Proceeds benefit SPU performing groups. Visit the Web site to order and for more information. More

Photography Exhibit at the Art Center Gallery

A photographic essay titled “In the Face of Debt" by Sharon D'Amico is now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street. The exhibit highlights the impact of crushing debt on the world's poorest countries, and the worldwide “Jubilee" movement to cancel that debt. The exhibit has been hosted at many venues in the Pacific Northwest. Sharon D'Amico is a stock and assignment photographer, specializing in nature, travel, and cultures. She is based in Kirkland, Washington. The exhibit runs until November 3. The gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus to offer one-on-one financial counseling sessions to help faculty and staff review and update individual retirement investment strategy. These 30-minute appointments will run from 9 a.m. to 4.p.m. on October 19 and 20. To schedule an appointment, visit Be sure to select “submit" to receive a confirmation of your appointment. Or call toll-free at 877-209-3142 and press "0."

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests Due October 21

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff are eligible to submit an online request for a spring weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at SPU's historical beach property – Camp Casey Conference Center located on Whidbey Island. The circa-1900 houses, once a part of the Fort Casey coastal military fortress, are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee covers the cost to use a house for a weekend for you and your guests. The house accommodates up to 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach, and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos, visit Requests will be accepted for stays between February 1 and June 14, 2007. All requests must be submitted online by October 21. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by November 15. If you are offered a spot, you will find that Camp Casey provides a wonderful setting for you and your guests to enjoy the rural, historical beauty of Whidbey Island. Go for walks, collect rocks on the beach, bicycle around Crockett Lake, fly a kite, play board games in the dining room, go out for dinner, read a book, or shop in nearby Langley or Port Townsend. Camp Casey is a great place for R&R. If you have questions, email Maralie Johnson at, or call toll-free to 866-661-6604. More

Poet Thom Satterlee on Campus

Poet and translator Thom Satterlee will read from his recent collection of poetry titled, Burning Wyclif, in the SPU Art Center Gallery on October 19, at 7:30 p.m. Satterlee explores in verse the story of John Wyclif, the 14th century reformer declared a heretic in 1415. Satterlee is assistant professor of English at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and advisor for the university's student literary magazine, Parnassus. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Southwest Review, and has been selected for Poetry Daily. For more information, contact Julie Mullins at Image at 206-281-2988 or

Pet Photo of the Week

“Indy, a shepherd and lab mix, just went for a run AND a swim around Green Lake in this photo. She loved it, but now her nine years are catching up with her, so it's time for a nap!!!" Lindsey Burgess, University Communications specialist and editor of etc magazine. Select the link for a bigger picture. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays. The deadline for submitting information is Thursday. If you have information or event news, 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, October 12.


Plaque Honoring Gilnett, Yanik Installed in C.S. Lewis Residence

A plaque honoring Fine Arts Marketing Associate Kim Gilnett, Professor of Theatre Don Yanik, and other volunteers was recently installed in The Kilns, the home of C.S. Lewis, in Oxford, England. The plaque, placed in what the British refer to as “The Bath," reads “Restored in grateful appreciation of Kim Gilnett and Don Yanik and over 200 ‘Vacation With a Purpose' volunteers by friends of Seattle Pacific University." Kim and Don have spent many summers helping restore The Kilns.

Erisman, Hess Present at Conference in Rome

Al Erisman, executive in residence, and Dan Hess, professor of finance, presented at the Catholic Social Thought and Corporate Social Responsibility in Dialogue conference in Rome, October 5-7. Al's presentation was titled "Good Companies?" and Dan's was called "A Framework for CSR Assessment, Measurement, and Reporting."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming new employees. Contact information can be found through the SPU White Pages.

Anna Delahanty, customer service specialist, Casey Conference Center
Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, University Communications
Jeff Lam, program coordinator, Safety and Security
Angela Petsis, counselor in Student Financial Services
Ron Scheftner, maintenance mechanic, Casey Conference Center
Rachel Schneider, program coordinator, Student Programs


Diddams Qualifies for the Boston Marathon

Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Margaret Diddams recently qualified for the Boston Marathon. Her 3:54:32 finishing time in the Portland Marathon qualified her for the Boston Marathon. Congratulations, Margaret!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner 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

Administrative Assistant, Social Sciences and Theology, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Theology
Assistant Director for Seattle Pacific Foundation, Seattle Pacific Foundation Certification Assistant/Endorsement Coordinator, School of Education
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Processing Assistant (temporary), Admissions
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Collections Coordinator, 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

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