Monday, January 29, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Seafood Extravaganza Jan. 30

Gwinn Commons is having the first themed luncheon of the year on Tuesday, January 30, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. The theme is “Seafood Extravaganza!" and will feature fish and chips, curried mussels, steamed clams with lobster meat served with corn on the cob, seafood gumbo, and Caesar salad with seafood cocktail. Cash, points, and meal plans will be accepted. Cost is $5.35 for faculty and staff with an SPU ID, and $7.15 for guests. The Gwinn Staff is looking forward to seeing you!

Homecoming Chapel Celebration Feb. 1

A special Homecoming chapel celebrating the 2007 Alumna of the Year, En Ying Zhou "Lora Jones," will be held Thursday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. For more than six decades, Jones has been changing the world through the gospel in her native China, enduring war, hardship, and uncertainty. For Homecoming Chapel, campus offices will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Read about Lora's incredible story in the latest issue of Response. More

Alumni Awards Luncheon Feb. 1

Please join us as we honor the 2007 Alumna of the Year, En Ying Zhou "Lora Jones," and the 2007 Medallion Award recipients: Terry McGill '81, Deanna Wallace '80, and Carolyn Watson '68. Each of these alums has a compelling testimony of international impact, and each exemplifies SPU's signature commitment to be “a place that knows and understands what's going on in the world." Complementing the luncheon will be an exhibition of paintings in the Chinese motif by artist Kazimierz Z. Poznanski, husband of Professor of Economics Joanna Poznanska. Cost is $15. RSVP by January 28 to or 206-281-2586. More

Homecoming Tailgate Party Feb. 1

Bring your family and join the SPU community for our Homecoming pregame tailgate party Thursday, February 1, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center parking lot. Food is free to SPU students with ID, and only $2 for faculty and staff. Bring your SPU ID and get into the game for free

Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon Feb. 2

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2007 on Friday, February 2, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. Inductees include wrestling coach Frank Furtado (1965-74), the late Orville Anderson (1956-59), Linda Johnson Cooper (1985-89), and Anita Sartin Berhbaum (1986-87). In addition, former SPU board of trustees chairman V.O. “Bud" McDole will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Luncheon reservations are $30. You can make reservations by calling the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085. More

President's Luncheon Feb. 3

Please join us for the annual President's Luncheon during Homecoming and Family Weekend, Saturday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear President Eaton speak on SPU's signature commitments, and to enjoy fellowship with alumni, parents, and students. Feel free to bring your family and friends to be part of the celebration. We'll also enjoy performances by the SPU Chamber Singers and the Alumni Choir. Cost is $15. RSVP by January 28 to or 206-281-2586.

Thalia Symphony in Concert Feb. 3

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, continues its 58th season performing some of the best known symphonic masterpieces on Saturday, February 3, at 2 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire features Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons," and Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3, “Organ." The symphony is led by conductor and SPU Professor of Music Eric Hanson. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call 206-281-2048

Homecoming Basketball Games This Week

Come and celebrate homecoming with Falcon basketball! The women's and men's basketball teams play Thursday, February 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 3, both teams face Seattle University. For ticket information and all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

All SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary Homecoming basketball tickets for the doubleheader on Saturday, February 3, beginning with the women's game at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be picked up in the Athletics Office this week between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. SPU ID is required. Call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 with any questions.

Staff Prayer Time Wednesday at Noon

Join other SPU staff members for a time of prayer in Alexander Chapel, located on the second floor of Alexander Hall. Take this opportunity to share praises, concerns, and/or requests about whatever issues are important or on your heart, (e.g., jobs, families, the country, etc.) The time is 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Note: The Isaiah Bible study for staff will resume Wednesday, February 7, noon- 1 p.m. in Falcon Lounge, led by Matthew Koenig, minister of discipleship in the Office of Campus Ministries.

C.S. Lewis Lecture With Rev. Earl Palmer

Earl Palmer, senior pastor of Seattle's University Presbyterian Church, is the featured speaker for the next SPU C.S. Lewis Institute event on Monday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Rev. Palmer will speak about the reasons this literary scholar and famous author is considered one of the great apologists for the Christian faith. This lecture is free and open to the public. CFE credit is available.

Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading by Jennifer Maier

Join us Wednesday, February 7, to hear SPU's own poet and professor Jennifer Maier give the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery at SPU. Maier will read from her newly released debut collection, Dark Alphabet (Southern Illinois), winner of the 2005 Crab Orchard Review First Book Award. Poet Madeline DeFrees says, "Jennifer Maier's colloquial language settles you comfortably into the passenger seat for a journey full of surprising turns. The poems are triggered by ordinary events: a friend's asking why she doesn't write novels; the sight of ducks in mating season. Dark Alphabet is a sophisticated blend of wit, intellect, feeling, and perception, as mysterious as nightfall and as fresh as daybreak." Maier teaches literature and creative writing at SPU and serves as an associate editor at Image. A native of Seattle, she's a graduate of the University of Washington and Tulane University in New Orleans. Her first poem was a mock heroic paean to New Orleans's giant flying cockroaches. While failing to cure her phobia, the poem succeeded in getting published and she's been writing ever since. Her poems have received three Pushcart Prize nominations, and have appeared in Poetry, SWINK, Image, The Mississippi Review, Spirituality and Health, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, call 206-281-2988.

Registration for Spring Quarter Coming Soon

All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time and have been notified via email about Spring Quarter registration. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 12. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 26. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Faculty, Staff SFS Accounts

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if you are not a registered student. Posted on the account are charges for Advantage Points and meal blocks, as well as parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, and tuition charges. When there is activity on your account, an email notification is sent to you each month alerting you that your online account statement is available. There are several options for payment of your account: (1) The Banner Information System Employee Menu provides resources for payment of your account. Under “Account Summary," you can view your SPU/SFS account balance or make payments online. Under “Request Payroll Deduction for SFS Account," you can request a payroll deduction to pay off charges on your SFS account. (2) Check or cash payments may be made in person or by campus mail to SFS in Demaray Hall 10. If you would prefer to receive paper statements in addition to electronic statements, or have questions about your account, please contact SFS at 206-281-2061.

Last Week to See “The Runner Stumbles"

Part courtroom drama and part murder, mystery, and theological dispute, this play presented by the SPU Theatre Department involves a troubled Catholic priest banished to a small town. Performances are February 1-3 (with a 2 p.m. matinee on February 3). General admission tickets are $10, $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at 206-281-2959.

Looking for Exceptional Juniors, Seniors

Do you know an SPU student who exceeds academically, is actively involved as a volunteer in the Seattle community, and will be a senior next year? The Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and in the community. Applications are due Friday, March 30. Encourage qualified students to apply for this great scholarship! Current juniors may apply by downloading the application. More

Personalized Exercise, Fitness Training Available

Senior students majoring in exercise science are available to assist faculty, staff, and students in exercise and fitness services. If you have questions or need help in anything fitness related, whether it be creating a workout plan or even learning proper weightlifting techniques, call the Physical Education Office at 206-281-2081 and sign up for the exercise science practicum. An exercise science student will then contact you. Questions about the project can be directed to Chris Randolph, physical education and exercise science administrative assistant, at 206-281-2391.

Is There a Wedding in Your Future?

First Free Methodist Church is sponsoring premarriage classes. Topics include love, sex, finances, conflict, family, roles, and life missions. The classes are led by Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Outreach Bonnie Brann. The classes will be held January 28, February 11, February 25, and March 25, 5-7 p.m., at the church. The cost is $40 per couple. Call 206-281-2240 to register.

Camp Casey for Winter, Spring Retreats

Wouldn't it be great to bring your small group or your child's youth group to Camp Casey for a weekend? Casey is close, affordable, and a great place far away from urban distractions. Camp Casey offers nicely heated buildings, meeting spaces, and lots of waterfront spaces to recreate. Call the Casey office toll free at 866-661-6604 to see what is available this winter and spring. If you need a place for your family, church leaders, or board retreat, the Fort Casey Inn next door to Camp Casey has nine Victorian homes for two to 30 guests. Call us for more information or visit the website. More

Summer Requests for Camp Casey Due Feb. 1

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: February 1 is the deadline for placing your online request for a summer 2007 reservation in one of the Victorian-style officer houses at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses, once part of the coastal military fortress known as Fort Casey, are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of a house for you and your guests, and access to the outdoor swimming pool, gym, beach, and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos, visit the Camp Casey webpage. All requests are for stays at Camp Casey between June 11 and September 9, 2007. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to high demand and way the “Casey Point System" works, it is unlikely for a faculty or staff person to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. But it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey – collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Please direct any questions to Maralie Johnson, administrative assistant at Camp Casey, at, or call 866-661-6604. Submit your reservation online. More

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

“Meet Bakster, our 5-year-old, 85 pound, rock-solid lab (aka ‘Chocolate Moose'). Bakster loves running in the open space behind our house, swimming (and retrieving sticks) in the Sammamish River, and eating (not necessarily in that order). Besides his normal dog food, Bakster has been known to ingest grass, (unmentionable) articles of clothing, and even a discarded corncob (this last item leading to emergency surgery). Nonetheless, he's a loyal, friendly, and lovable companion, and an integral part of our family." John Glancy, director of graduate admissions and marketing. Select the following link to view Bakster's favorite post-meal expression. 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, February 1. The next bulletin will be published Monday, February 5.


Steele Leads Student Retreat at Asbury College

On January 19-20, Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele led a retreat on vocation for Asbury College students. The retreat, funded by a Lilly Endowment theological-vocation initiative grant, was held at the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, a conference center 10 miles from campus. Thirty-one students and five members of the staff and faculty of Asbury College (including Joy O'Neill Ireland, a 1999 educational ministry alumna who is now associate director of Campus Ministries at Asbury) attended the retreat. Rick's presentations were titled “Their Work Is a Vexation– Vocation as Self-Fulfillment" (based on Ecclesiastes 2:18-26); “The Manifestation of the Spirit for the Common Good–Vocation as Community Service" (based on I Corinthians 12:4-11); and “Into the Wilderness–Vocation as Spiritual Discipline" (based on Luke 4:1-13).

Overstreet's First Book Published, Book Release Party Feb. 24

Through a Screen Darkly, the first book by Response contributing editor Jeffrey Overstreet, is now available through,, and other bookselling websites. You can also buy a copy from Jeffrey directly in University Communications in Lower Weter. Jeffrey explains more about the book: “After 10 years of film reviewing, and six years writing about movies for Christianity Today, I decided to write a book chronicling my adventures in moviegoing. In the book, I address the big questions I most often face regarding faith, conscience, art, and especially movies. How should we discern good movies from bad? Which films are the most profound? What should Christians do about R-rated material? What do we do with Harry Potter? What do we do when Hollywood mocks faith? Are horror movies evil? Why do so many Christian film critics tell us that our favorite movies are bad? I've included excerpts from my conversations with filmmakers, actors, and moviegoers. And the appendices include more than 200 movie recommendations for discussion groups, and links to frequently updated resources for moviegoers. Above all, I'm interested in how great filmmakers — whether they know it or not — often capture reflections of the truth in their work. And I hope the book makes moviegoing more exciting and rewarding for everyone who reads it. Since my years as a student at SPU enriched my faith and deepened my love for great art, I hope that this book gives something back to SPU." Jeffrey is also inviting students, faculty, and staff to the book-release party at The Next Chapter bookstore in La Conner, Washington, Saturday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy food, friends, a reading, and questions and answers. The store is located at 721 South First Street in La Conner. Read a recent review of his book by Christianity Today online. More

Kresser Elected to Harvey Fellows Advisory Board

Assistant Professor of Art History Katie Kresser has been elected to the advisory board of the Harvey Fellows Program. The Harvey Fellows Program seeks to encourage Christian graduate students to pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians are under-represented. Fellowships are awarded annually to students who possess a unique vision to impact society and who are pursuing graduate studies at premier institutions. For more information on the program, visit the website. More

Welcome, Bryan

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Bryan Mazzarello, web designer/developer in University Communications.


Parrotts Featured Orange County Register

Les and Leslie Parrott, co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development, were featured in the January 22 Orange County Register. The Parrotts worked with founder and clinical psychologist Neil Clark Warren on “eharmony marriage," a new online program for married couples. They serve as virtual co-hosts for the online program. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Instructor of Food and Nutritional Sciences
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

Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Continuing Education Operations Coordinator, School of Education
Endorsement Associate (.8), School of Education
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Grant Writer, Corporate, Foundations and Major Gifts and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Major Gifts Officer, Fellows-External Relations
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Manager University Fund, Annual Giving
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
RN to BS Program Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Web Programmer, Computer and Information Systems
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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