Monday, February 5, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


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C.S. Lewis Lecture With Rev. Earl Palmer Feb. 5

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.

John Perkins in Chapel

Professor-in-Residence John Perkins will be the guest speaker in chapel, Tuesday, February 6, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His talk is titled “Beyond Charity." During his two-month stay at SPU, Perkins will present a series of lectures and forums on campus. Visit the website for the complete schedule of campus events. More

Gates Literary Reading by Maier Feb. 7

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.

Men's Basketball Home Game Feb. 8

The men's basketball team faces Central Washington University Thursday, February 8, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. Visit the Falcons Online for the latest in Falcon sports. More

Women's Gymnastics Home Game Feb. 9

The women's gymnastics team returns to Brougham Pavilion to face Sacramento State on Friday, February 9, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 for students, and $3 for youth and senior citizens. Groups can qualify for special discount rates by calling 206-281-2085 in advance. For the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Benefit concert for FOP research Feb. 9

A benefit concert to raise money for FOP (fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive) research will be held Friday, February 9, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is in honor of SPU senior Sarah Steele, daughter of Professor of Moral and Historical Theology Rick Steele. Church friends of the Steele family–Nancy Bos (soprano), Jan Navarro (piano), Paul Eisenbray (voice and guitar), and Kurt Hanson (voice and guitar)–will perform jazz, folk songs, bluegrass, show tunes, and classical music to celebrate the April 2006 discovery of the gene that causes FOP; the catastrophic condition that Sarah lives with. Admission is free, and refreshments follow. Tax deductible donations for FOP research and patient support will be accepted. For concert information, contact Marilyn Hair at For information about FOP, visit the website. More

God and the Art of Happiness

SPU and the School of Theology welcome Dr. Ellen Charry as the 2007 Palmer Lecture speaker. Dr. Charry is the Margaret W. Harmon associate professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She earned her doctorate from Temple University. Her interest is in the role of Christian practices and beliefs in the spiritual life. She is an editor-at-large for The Christian Century and an immediate past editor of Theology Today. Her books include By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine(1997), and Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings ((2000). Her recent essays have appeared in Theology Today, Anglican Theological Review, and Essentials of Christian Theology. Dr. Charry will present the Palmer lectures on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons and in chapel on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Registration for Spring Quarter Begins Feb. 12

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

The History of History

“Keep it Short! Writing and Teaching History in the Roman Empire" is the subject of the 2007 C. May Marston Lecture by SPU Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald on Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. He will discuss how historians often abbreviated the history of their own civilization to communicate to diverse audiences. This event is free and open to the public.

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, contact SFS at 206-281-2061.

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.

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

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 9-year-old Garvis, looking at me like somehow the recent snow was my fault! We got him from PAWS five years ago. He's a big cat, but very friendly–a gentle giant I guess. He has two other cat friends at our house, Midnight and Bradley. He's also quite vocal and you can hold a ‘conversation' with him." Liz Gruchala-Gilbert, librarian. Select the link for a bigger photo of Garvis. 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 8. The next bulletin will be published Monday, February 12.


Keuss Lectures in Hong Kong

On January 25-29, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss delivered a series of invited lectures on New Testament hermeneutics in pastoral ministry for a cohort of ministry doctoral students in Hong Kong. The seminar brought together doctoral students actively engaged in ministry both in Hong Kong as well as parts of mainland China. The seminar also included students from Hong Kong Baptist University, Fuller, Bakke Graduate University, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and University of Hong Kong.

Edwards, Anderson Englehorn, and Edwards Receive Grant for Married Student Retreat

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, Tami Anderson Englehorn, director of Campus Ministries, and Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling, hosted a married couples retreat titled "Communication: Key to Your Marriage" at Warm Beach Conference Center, January 12-13. Dr. Jay Barnes and Mrs. Barb Barnes of Bethel University served as keynote speakers and facilitators for the two-day event. Both undergraduate and graduate married students from various programs across campus had the opportunity to participate in the retreat to discuss the challenging role of balancing academics, marriage, and family, and learn skills to foster improved communication with their partners. Scott, Cher, and Tami obtained an outside grant which funded the keynote speakers, as well as the majority of the facility costs for student attendees.


SPU, Eaton Featured in Seattle Times

Seattle Pacific was featured in a front page story in The Seattle Times on February 3. Times reporter Janet Tu spent several weeks interviewing President Eaton, students, and faculty about SPU's vision to engage the culture and change the world. Read the story online. More

Perkins on KUOW

SPU Visiting Professor John Perkins was featured on KUOW's (94.1 FM) “Weekday" public affairs program on February 1. Perkins spoke about poverty in America, Christianity's role in the United States, and his observations on Mississippi and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Perkins is a renowned reconciliation advocate and founding partner of SPU's John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. Hear his interview online. More

Gilnett on KCIS

Fine Arts Marketing Associate Kim Gilnett was a guest on KCIS's (630 AM) radio show “Living Christian" hosted by Michelle Mendoza on February 5. He talked about C.S. Lewis and the Lewis lecture at SPU on February 5. Gilnett was an early staff member for the SPU C.S. Lewis Institute, and helped lead several SPU C.S. Lewis study tours to Oxford. He is a member of the C.S. Lewis Foundation Board of Trustees, and from 1993 to 2000 provided leadership for the Foundation's restoration of The Kilns. Since 2000, Gilnett has helped to host the Foundation's Summer Seminars at The Kilns.

SPU Trustee Featured in Seattle P-I

SPU Trustee Harvey Drake was featured in a front page story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on February 5. A longtime friend and supporter of SPU, Drake has served on the Perkins Center Advisory Board from the beginning, and is a pastor to many SPU students and others in our community. Drake is president of Urban Impact, an organization based in the Rainier Valley dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, biblically based reconciliation and community development. 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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