Monday, November 20, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Thanksgiving Chapel on Tuesday

SPU's Thanksgiving Communion Service is Tuesday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The theme for the service is “Sharing Our Stories of Thanks." A special offering will be taken for the SPU Benevolent Fund, which helps local youth organizations and students with unanticipated financial needs. Campus offices and departments will be closed 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Women's Basketball November 22

Take a break from Thanksgiving Day preparations and come to the women's basketball game on Wednesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The Falcons face San Francisco State. Get the latest information on Falcon sports at the Falcons Online. More

Do You Know Students Interested in Computer Science?

If you know students considering a career in computer science, tell them about a computer science information evening on Tuesday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall. "Future Potential in Computer Science" will offer information on career choices, classes to take, internships and project opportunities, industry networking, and more. This event is sponsored by Microsoft and the Northwest region Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. For more information and to register, visit the Web page. 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.

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 choral and instrumental ensembles, is now available on campus. The CD offers an eclectic collection of readings and traditional and lesser-known Advent and Christmas music spanning several centuries. 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 in the SPU Bookstore or through the Web site ($2.95 shipping charges apply). More

Update on Last Week's Pet Photo of the Week

Here's a note from Kathleen Braden, owner of last week's “Pets of the Week." “Thanks for publishing our kitten photos in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. My husband just got back from their checkup at the vet, and it turns out Gus is a 'Gus-alina,' as my husband put it."

Pet Photo of the Week

“Meet Paisley, our 4-year-old, 90-pound golden retriever! Paisley loves to bark at cats and squirrels, steal napkins from dinner guests' laps under the table, help me ‘cook' in the kitchen, and sneak off with an occasional shoe in her mouth (usually mine). On Seahawks game days, my husband calls her the ‘golden receiver' because she has her own football toy and loves to play fetch while he watches the game." Sarah Jio, assistant editor of Response and assistant director of University Communications.

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. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 22.


Gutowsky-Zimmerman Honored

Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, associate professor of visual communication, was honored this past summer in an exhibition for an international design conference held in Seattle. Congratulations, Karen.

Kresser's Article Published

Associate professor of art and art historian Katie Kresser had an article titled "Power and Glory: Brahmin Identity and the Shaw Memorial" published in the fall issue of the journal American Art: Smithsonian American Art Museum. The journal is published by the University of Chicago Press.

Braden's Article Published

Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden's article titled "The Enigma of Ecotourism Development in the Altay Region of Russia" was accepted for publication in the refereed journal Tourism Geographies. Her co-author is Natalya Prudnikova in the Department of Geography, Altai State University in Barnaul, Russia.

Gallagher Presents at Conference

Susan Gallagher, professor of English and director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, recently presented a session on "Designing a Faculty Mentoring Program" at the 31st annual Professional and Organizational Developers Network Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 27. She also gave a paper titled "Imagining Jesus: Theology, Novels, and the Scriptural Imagination" at the Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference. The conference, titled "The World and Christian Imagination," was held at Baylor University on November 11.

Kato, Miller Article Published

Beth Miller, instructor of interior design in Family and Consumer Sciences, and Sharleen Kato, professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, had an article titled "Greening Our Future: Health and Global Motivators for Teaching Environmentally Responsible Interior Design" published in the November 2006 issue of the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences.


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 #39 | Published by: University Communications

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