Monday, November 27, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Inclement Weather Coming?

The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or running late due to inclement weather is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800 or visit the SPU home page. The phone line and home page will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

SPU's Christmas Concert a Sellout Again!

A sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people attended SPU's "The Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert at Benaroya Hall on November 26. SPU's Concert Choir, under the direction of David Anderson, performed several selections including "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Conductor Gerry Jon Marsh led the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in various arrangements, including Holst's “On This Day Earth Shall Ring." The Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, Männerchor, and String Orchestra also performed. Participating in the concert were Assistant Professor of Music Carlene Brown, student Bethany Rowlee ‘08, Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele, and alumnus Samuel Vance '96.

Advent Chapel November 28

Join Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson Englehorn in a special Advent Chapel Tuesday, November 28, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Clarinet Concert Features Christmas Music

Get in the holiday spirit when the Clarinet Choir performs an evening concert of old and new Christmas classics Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Bring the Whole Family to Tradition

SPU's annual Christmas celebration “Tradition" is Friday, December 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Tradition activities include music, crafts, a live nativity, photos with Santa, storytelling, and much more. The event is free and open to the public. Families with children are especially welcome. For more information, call 206-281-2977.

Faculty, Staff Christmas Celebration With the Eatons

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton cordially invite you to a Christmas Celebration in their home for all SPU faculty, staff, and spouse or guest on Tuesday, December 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillford House, 600 West Dravus. The invitation was sent to your home address. Please RSVP with the reply card.

Levison Lectures on Dead Sea Scrolls

In conjunction with the Pacific Science Center's exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, SPU Professor of New Testament Jack Levison will give a special lecture Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, located at Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street in downtown Seattle. Levison is one of 11 speakers for the center's Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets are $15. Visit the Web site for more information and to order tickets. More

SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 1

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergraduate Scholarship Application is now available for students to complete for the 2007-08 academic year. Students need a completed reference form to apply for this scholarship. If a student asks you to fill out a reference form, the SFS office asks that you return it no later than Friday, December 1, by 4:30 p.m. SFS received approximately 300 applications last year, and it is crucial to collect all reference materials on time. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Whitney Kruse, program manager of grants and scholarships, at

Do You Have Family or Friends in Denver?

The SPU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will tour Denver, Colorado, and surrounding areas during Spring Break, March 17-25, 2007. The choirs are now finalizing their tour. If you have friends or families in the Denver area, please ask them if they would like to have the choirs perform in their church or school, or it they would be willing to provide a home stay for some of the students. For more information, They can contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or To learn more about the Concert Choir, visit the Web site. More

Do You Have Family or Friends in Phoenix?

University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, will visit Phoenix, Arizona, during Spring Break, March 16-26, 2007. If you have friends or families in the Phoenix area, please ask them if they would like to have the Players perform in their church or school, or it they would be willing to provide a home stay for some of the students. For more information, they can contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or For more information on the Players, visit the Web site. 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 Retirement Contributions Limitations

The IRS has issued the new limitations for contributions to pension plans for 2007. These limitations apply to the Employee Savings Plan – 403(b)(7), whereby you can make individual contributions on a pre-tax basis to the retirement vendor of your choice – either TIAA/CREF, Vanguard, or Fidelity Investments. The limit for 2007 has increased to $15,500. Additional catch-up contributions are available for those over 50 years of age in the amount of $5,000, for a total maximum contribution of $20,500. If you have completed over 15 years of service, you may also be eligible for an additional catch-up contribution. If you have any questions regarding the Employee Savings Plan, or if you are interested in contributing the maximum amount, visit the Human Resources Web site or email Pension Specialist Caryn Church at

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Lucy, known as Lucifer when she's being particularly devilish. She's a 2-year-old, 10-pound Boston Terrier who sneezes, snorts, snores, and makes other peculiar noises that are completely undog-like (we're not sure she's fully canine). When she's not begging for food (lettuce is the only food she won't devour) by dancing in circles on her hind legs, she sunbathes and has rare moments of sheer genius noted by her uncanny ability to bark at absolutely nothing." Kandace Barnes, associate director of graduate marketing, Graduate Center. 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 30.

Falcon Home Games Saturday

Both the men's and women's basketball teams play home games Saturday, December 2, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The women face Lewis-Clark State at 5 p.m., and the men take on BYU-Hawaii at 7 p.m. Visit the Falcon Online for all the latest information on Falcon sports. More


Bikos Appointed to Editorial Board

Lynette Bikos, associate professor of graduate clinical psychology, has accepted the invitation to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Psychology. Her appointment begins January 2007.

Davis Delivers Paper

Professor of Political Science and Geography Reed Davis delivered his paper titled “From the Nomad's Gonads to Madame Bovary's Ovaries: Biopolitics and Its Discontents" at the annual meeting of the American Association of the Rhetoric of Science and Technology in San Antonio, Texas, on November 15.

Johnson in Concert

On November 19, Professor of Music Wayne Johnson was a guest artist at the Bishop Center for the Performing Arts in Aberdeen, Washington. He performed Mozart's Piano Concerto in B-flat, K. 595, with the Gray's Harbor Symphony Orchestra. Wayne is also giving a lecture and recital titled “Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era." He has presented this unique program at several concert series, including the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island and at the state convention of the Washington Music Teachers Association.

Gilnett's Interview Published

A 1988 Oxford interview of C.S. Lewis' friend Owen Barfield by Kim Gilnett has been published in the new book C.S. Lewis Remembered by Harry Lee Poe. Kim is the marketing associate for the Division of Fine and Performing Arts and has spent many years studying Lewis and helping restore Lewis' home known as “The Kilns."

Welcome, Christine

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Christine Carlson as the nurse practitioner in the Student Health Center.


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
Manager University Fund, Annual Giving
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 #40 | Published by: University Communications

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