Monday, October 30, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


President's Symposium With Richard Hays

One of the world's foremost experts on the letters of Paul and New Testament ethics will give a series of lectures at SPU, November 6 and 7. Richard Hays, professor of New Testament and chair of the biblical division of Duke University Divinity School, is the keynote speaker for SPU President Philip Eaton's Symposium on “Embracing the Christian Story: Becoming Biblically and Theologically Educated in the 21st Century." Both lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Web site. More

Children of Faculty, Staff Invited for Trick-or-Treating

SPU Residence Hall Councils invite children of faculty and staff as well as surrounding neighbors to trick or treat on Halloween, October 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. Students are excited to treat young ones with goodies and games and will have greeters posted at the entry doors of Ashton, Emerson, and Hill Halls. Ashton Hall, located at 611 W. Dravus, is located at the top of hill across the street from the president's residence. Emerson Hall, located at 500 W. Emerson, is across the street from Demaray Hall. Hill Hall, located at 3231 Sixth Avenue West, is located across the street from Gwinn Commons. Contact the Office of Residence Life 206-281-2099 with questions.

MBA/ISM Programs Earn Top Honors Again

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) was recently honored with another top ranking in the annual Princeton Review survey. Based on student assessments, SBE ranked No. 5 out of 282 business schools surveyed in the "Best Administered" category. Students commented on how smoothly the school is run and the ease of getting into desired classes. This is the third consecutive year the program has been ranked in the top five! Congratulations to Associate Graduate Director Debbie Wysomierski for her continued excellence in serving our graduate students.

SPU Choirs in Concert Nov. 3

SPU presents an autumn choral concert Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The program features the Concert Choir (a 71-voice ensemble and the principal choir at SPU), Chamber Singers (a select group of singers who perform a variety of sacred and secular music), Women's Choir, and Männerchor (men's choir). Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public.

Flu Shots Available at the Health Center

SPU faculty, staff, students, and dependents can receive a flu shot at the Health Center. Cost is $20. The walk-in clinics are Wednesday, November 1, 1:30-4 p.m.; Thursday, November 2, 1:30-4 p.m.; and Friday, November 3, 1-4 p.m. If these times do not work for you, call 206-281-2231 and schedule an appointment. The SPU Health Services office is located on the first floor of Watson Hall.

Welcome, AAPT

The Washington chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers will hold their annual meeting at SPU on November 4. The Department of Physics is hosting this event.

Winter Registration Begins Nov. 13

Registration for Winter Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 13. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 20. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Seeking Stories of Thanksgiving

The Office of Campus Ministries invites SPU community members to submit a personal story of thanksgiving to share at the Thanksgiving chapel on November 21. The story should be between 500 and 700 words. Please email your story no later than November 14 to Caenisha Warren in Campus Ministries at Three stories will be selected and read during the service.

Informational Sessions on Long-Term Care

Human Resources is hosting two information sessions about long-term care on Thursday, November 2. Studies show that 40 percent of those receiving long-term care are working-age adults. For eligible employees, a guaranteed issue long-term care policy will be granted without completion of a medical questionnaire. Eligible employees are those who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and were hired between 11/1/2005 and 10/31/2006. In addition, employees who work the minimum hours and were hired before 11/1/2005 may apply for the plan with the completion of a medical questionnaire. If you would like to learn more about this voluntary benefit, please join us for an information meeting on November 2 at 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.

Only a Few Tickets Left for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

There are only a few tickets left for SPU's 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 Ends Nov. 3

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.

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 a picture of my little kitten, Sasha, curled up with a copy of Jane Eyre and my summer hat. She is 6 months old now, but quite the reader." Jenny Prewitt, administrative assistant, dean's office, College of Arts and Sciences. 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, November 2.


Eliis' Article Published

Professor of Education Arthur Ellis' article, “Trends in American Undergraduate Higher Education," was published in the September 2006 issue of Research in Higher Education, a journal of the Japan Ministry of Education's Centers of Excellence program. The article was one of five on the theme of undergraduate education at research intensive universities, including schools in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China. The articles will be presented by the authors in a lecture series at the University of Hiroshima in December of this year.

Keuss Presents at Conference

Jeff Keuss, associate professor of Christian ministry, recently presented a paper and chaired a panel at the bi-annual meeting of the International Society of Religion Literature and Culture at the University of Stirling, Scotland, October 20-22. The theme of the conference was “Spaces of the Sacred," and he chaired a panel looking at the role of “Silentio" (‘Silence') in St. Augustine. As part of a panel on the “Wilderness as Sacred Space," he presented a paper titled “The Borders of the Sacred: Liminality of Land in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy as a Theological Poetics of Responsibility."

Brown Participates in Public Forum

Assistant Professor of Music Carlene Brown recently participated in a public forum titled "Silent Strings: Where Are the Black Youth in Classical Music?" at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. Radio personality and musician Dave Beck moderated a panel including Brown, Garfield High School's Marcus Tsutakawa, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra emeritus member Bruce Lawrence. The event was presented in conjunction with a Seattle residency by the Young Eight, a nationally renowned African-American octet headed by former Seattleite Quinton Morris, who also appeared on the panel.

Kato's Manuscript Published

Sharleen Kato, professor of family and consumer sciences, recently had a manuscript titled “Reflections: The Impact of Multiracial Trends in America" published in the Fall 2006 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Fick's Essay Published

Gary Fick's essay titled “Information Literacy at Seattle Pacific University: Scaling the Heights" has been published in the 2006-07 edition of Training College Students in Information Literacy. Fick is the science and psychology librarian.

Welcome, Diane

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Diane Young as the new administrative assistant for social sciences and theology.


Price, SPU in Seattle P-I

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Cindy Price was quoted in a story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on October 29 about women faculty balancing career and family. SPU was also mentioned in the story titled “Moms in Academia: Will it Be Faculty or Family?" Read it online. More

Kelly's Book Featured

Scent, a recent novel by University Communications specialist Clint Kelly, was highlighted in the weekly “Books" section in The Seattle Times and in the magazine, Romantic Times. Read The Seattle Times review online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing: Adult Health Specializaton
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational 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

Assistant Director for Seattle Pacific Foundation, Seattle Pacific Foundation
Coordinator for Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Grant Writer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
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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