Monday, November 13, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Gallagher in Chapel Nov. 14

Susan Gallagher, professor of English and director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, will speak in chapel Tuesday, November 14, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Her topic is “Lost in a Good Story."

Jazz Ensemble in Concert Nov. 16

SPU's Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Bill Parks. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Autumn Instrumental Concert on Nov. 17

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble will perform a joint concert Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Falcon Basketball Classic This Weekend

The men's and women's basketball teams begin the season with the Sodexho Tip-Off Classic, November 17-18, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The men's team will play California State-Los Angeles Friday at 7 p.m., and then face Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday at 7 p.m. The women also start the season on Friday against Warner Pacific at 5 p.m. and then play Azusa Pacific on Saturday at 3 p.m. For the complete schedule of games, visit the Falcons Online. More

2007 Entertainment Books on Sale

The 2007 Entertainment Books are on sale in the SPRINT office. Books are $35, and part of the proceeds will support SPRINT. Additional SPRINT donations are also appreciated. To purchase your copy, contact Robb Willett, SPRINT community relations coordinator, at or 206-281-2491.

Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for Next Year

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 45,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for events happening during Winter and Spring quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Get in Shape for the Holidays!

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to meet with faculty and staff to review or plan physical activity and fitness goals. Services range from simple instruction on an exercise or physical fitness program to a complete fitness assessment and personal training. These students can also help find ways to include health-enhancing physical activity into the accomplishment of daily tasks. If you would like to receive this free service and help students earn practicum credit, call the Physical Education Office at 206-281-2081 and tell the receptionist what kind of service you desire. A record of your request will be made, and a student should contact you within a week or so to set up an appointment. For more information, contact Professor of Physical Education Bob Weathers at 206-281-2082.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD Available

The Sacred Sounds of Christmas CD, featuring SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other fine choral and instrumental ensembles, is available for sale. Based on the repertoire from SPU's 2005 Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle, the CD includes a collection of traditional and lesser-known Advent and Christmas music and readings spanning several centuries. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas season with your family –– and, of course, makes the perfect Christmas gift for music lovers. Proceeds benefit SPU performing groups. CDs can be purchased for $15 (includes tax) from Performing Groups Coordinator Kyle Feldman in University Communications in Lower Weter Hall. Cash or checks are preferred. CDs can also be purchased with a credit card online ($2.95 shipping charges apply) at or at the SPU Bookstore.

We Need Pet Photos for 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

“We had a mommy cat and her five kittens abandoned in our yard in early October. We ended up adopting two of the little male kitties. The mom and two other kittens were adopted through Homeward Pets in Woodinville, and we highly recommend their “no kill" shelter (see their Web site at ). A friend took another kitten. The photos of the two cats we kept are of Gus Grissom (to the right) and Ed White (larger photo.) Our two adult cats are adjusting slowly to the little kids on the block!" Kathleen Braden, professor of geography. Select the link for a picture of Ed. 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 16.


Quek Presents at NCFR Conference

Karen Quek, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, presented in a round table interactive titled "Shifting Marital Power in Couples Relationship" at the National Council of Family Relations annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8-11. She also presented in two symposia, one titled "Journeys of Transformation: Stories of Asian American Professors" and the other titled "Mentoring and Surviving Graduate School: Asian American Perspectives."


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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing: Adult Health Specialization
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
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

Administrative Assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Coordinator for Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Housekeeper/Custodian (Customer Service Specialist), Camp Casey Conference Center
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
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 #38 | Published by: University Communications

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