Monday, October 16, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Day of Common Learning: Globalization

Faculty, staff, and students will participate in SPU's fifth annual Day of Common Learning on Wednesday, October 18. (SPU offices will be closed from 9:45 a.m. until 11 a.m.) This year's theme is “Becoming Globally Educated." Dr. Joel Carpenter, professor of history and director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity at Calvin College, will give the morning's keynote address. The afternoon sessions include “Possibilities of Christian and Muslim Dialogue," “China: The Four Modernizations," “McFood in the McWorld," a panel discussion with SPU students on “What I Learned by Studying Abroad," and many others. Visit the Web site for the complete list of seminars. More

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

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus Tuesday, October 17, and runs through December 19. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are 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

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.

Young Alumni Council Invites You to Dinner

The Young Alumni Council's (YAC) annual "Beyond Nickerson" dinner is Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This fundraising dinner builds the YAC scholarship endowment, which helps support current students who are committed to serving the community. The keynote speaker is 1966 alumnus Skip Li, a partner of Ellis, Li, and McKinstry Attorneys at Law, and founder of Agros International. SPU President Philip Eaton will talk about "Embracing the Christian Story." Entertainment is provided by talented young alumni. Tickets are $25 per person. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office 206-281-ALUM or register online. More

Falcon Home Games This Week

All home soccer games are played at Interbay Stadium. For all the latest Falcon sports news, visit the Falcons Online.
Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m. Men's soccer vs Simon Fraser
Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Women's soccer vs Western Washington
Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. Men's soccer vs Western Washington University
Saturday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Women's soccer vs Western Oregon, women's volleyball vs Saint Martin's at 7 p.m.

Thalia Symphony in Concert

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, the Thalia Symphony, begins its 58th season by showcasing symphonic masters of the 20th century. The orchestra performs Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus. The repertoire includes Strauss, Humperdinck, and Shostakovich. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Thalia Box Office at 206-281-2048.

Chapel With Stephen Newby on Oct. 24

Join Assistant Professor of Music and Minister of Worship Stephen Newby in chapel Tuesday, October 24, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His topic is “What Does the Bible Teach Us About Worship."

Tickets on Sale Now for 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.

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

Submit a Pet Photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin

Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Luke Ink on his first visit to Lake Washington at Magnusson Park. He is a great swimmer and fetches balls from the water! I adopted Luke when he was just 1 year old this summer from an Eastern Washington shelter. He is half black Labrator and half golden retriever. He loves to run, fetch, nap, and receive belly rubs." Associate Professor of School Counseling Christie Eppler. 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 19.


Layman's Book Published

Professor of Philosophy Steve Layman's new book titled Letters to Doubting Thomas: A Case for the Existence of God was recently published by Oxford University Press. The book is written in the form of a correspondence, and provides a cumulative case for the existence of God. Copies are available at, in the SPU library, and will soon be available in the SPU bookstore.

Schlee, Van Duzer Article Published

Associate Professor of Marketing Regina Schlee and Dean of the School of Business and Economics Jeff Van Duzer received notification that their article titled "An Examination of Alternative Approaches to the Treatment of Confidential Information in Live Case Projects" will be published in the Summer 2007 issue of Marketing Education Review.

Roe Publishes on Peace Psychology and Political Violence

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, professor of psychology and dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community, just published the fourth in a series of biographical articles on pioneers in the field of peace psychology. The present article is on the eminent social psychologist Morton Deutsch. Principal authorship of these articles is rotated between Mícheál and colleagues at the University of Wyoming and Columbia University. Also, Mícheál recently completed a multiyear, international project to be published in a special issue of Peace and Conflict — the research journal of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence of the American Psychological Association. The theme of this issue is empirical research on inter-group forgiveness in settings of political violence. National settings represented are Aboriginal Australia, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile, and Northern Ireland. The issue's respondent lays claim to many accomplishments, including past oversight of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation's work on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Welcome, New Staff Members!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming two new employees in Student Financial Services. Jennifer Danner is a new student loan coordinator, and Jamie Mondejar is the student collections coordinator. Contact information can be found through the SPU White pages. Welcome, Jennifer and Jamie


Learned Quoted in Seattle Times

Assistant Professor of Business Law Grant Learned was quoted in a Seattle Times story on September 9 about foreclosure. The story was written by freelance writer and Assistant Director of University Communications and Response magazine Sarah Jio. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
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
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
Coordinator for Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Grant Writer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
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
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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