Monday, March 5, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


What's New on iTunes U?

iTunes University, a premier service for posting and playing audio and video content over the Internet, is now available through the SPU website. This free service allows anyone with a computer and a broadband Internet connection to browse, search, and download content from SPU events. Here are some of the most recent additions.

President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding Our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century George Weigel, widely regarded as one of America's leading experts on the role of Christianity in world politics, religious freedom, just-war tradition, and Roman Catholic theology, talks about “What the Church Asks of the World." Chapel, February 27, 2007.

The Realities and Challenges of “Ring by Spring" Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards discusses the real-life issues surrounding engagement in college. Forum, February 8, 2007.

SPU Classics: Images of the Kingdom Professor of New Testament Eugene Lemcio examines why Jesus chose images over “straight talk" and what those images have to say. Chapel, October 28, 1985.

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Student Directed One-Act Plays

The SPU Theatre Department presents three student-directed one-act plays this week. The performances take place March 6-10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in McKinley Hall. Tickets are $6, and can be ordered by calling 206-281-2959.

Walls Lecture With Wall

Robert Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, will present the annual Walls Lecture on Thursday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. His lecture is titled “A ‘Free' Methodism: The Importance of SPU's Religious Legacy."

Concert, Chamber Singers in Concert

The SPU Concert Choir and Chamber singers, under the director of David Anderson, will perform Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free.

2007 Writers Renewal Special Rate for Faculty, Staff

SPU faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual SPU Christian Writers Renewal, May 4-5, at the reduced rate of just $75 for faculty and staff (regular $129). The renewal's theme for this year, “God Allows U-Turns: Find New Purpose for Your Writing Career," is presented by the SPU Fellows and features keynote speaker Allison Bottke, author and founder of the international outreach God Allows U-Turns. Also at the renewal will be literary agent Chip MacGregor and editors from Jossey-Bass Publishing, Cook Communications, Bethany House Publishing, and Harvest House Publishers. There will be 22 workshop sessions in a wide variety of subjects, from the elements of powerful nonfiction and how to write for children to “Publishing Meaningful Ideas in an Entertainment Age" with broadcaster Dick Staub. For a brochure or to register, email Bobbie Taylor in External Relations at

Ordering SPU Stationery, Business Cards March 14-20

Vision Press, the printer for SPU's stationery and business cards, will be closed March 14-20. Orders placed before 10 a.m., March 13, will be processed if Vision Press receives prompt approvals on March 13. Orders due for delivery on March 16 (i.e., received March 6) will be delivered March 21. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at 206-281-2552.

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is a photo of our kitty, Baz. He's 2 years old this month. His favorite snacks are fresh fruit smoothies or frozen mango." Bryan Mazzarello, web designer/developer in University Communications. Select the link for a larger picture of Baz. 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, March 8. The next bulletin will be published Monday, March 12.


Diddams Co-Authors Paper

Margaret Diddams, director of research and associate professor of organizational psychology, co-authored a presentation with doctoral student Richard Kobayashi at the recent annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology held at Olivet Nazarene University. The title of the paper was "The Prodigal Father: Lessons of Suffering and Empathy for Development of Authentic Leadership."

Lustyk's Paper Published

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the recent publication of Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk manuscript titled “Relationships Among Perceived Stress, Premenstrual Symptomatology, and Spiritual Well-Being in Women" in The Journal of Psychology and Theology 34, 311-317. Lustyk would like to recognize her co-authors, SPU graduates Christopher Beam '02 and Andrea Miller ‘05, along with current graduate student Karen Olson.

Ward Presents at Workshop

Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, gave a presentation titled “Forecasting Enrollment: Using Historical Trends to Project Enrollment" to nearly 100 people at a workshop at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers' annual conference, February 28-March 1, in Boston.

Edwards Testifies in House Hearing

Scott Edwards, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy, testified February 13 in a Washington State House of Representatives committee hearing in support of House Bill 1993. The bill proposes changes for registered counselors and creates new, descriptive categories in education, training, and experience of mental health providers. In addition to testifying as president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the Governor's Registered Counselors Task Force, Edwards provided collaborative testimony with other mental health professions and clinical faculty in graduate programs.

Phelan Presents at Conference

On February 16, Education Liaison and Remote Services Librarian Jenifer Phelan gave a presentation titled “A Library Creates Technology Enhanced Learning by Using a Student Response System" at the OnlineNW conference in Corvallis, Oregon. The presentation reported on the 2006 SPU Teaching and Technology Grant that was awarded to Phelan, University Librarian Bryce Nelson, Science and Psychology Librarian Gary Fick, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Greg Phelan. The grant was used to purchase two Qwizdom student response system clicker kits, which have been made available to librarians and faculty.

Welcome, Laura

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Laura Lundahl as the new grant writer for the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development and the Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Major Gifts.


President's Symposium Speaker, SPU Mentioned in Seattle P-I

Recent President's Symposium keynote speaker George Weigel was featured in a March 2 column by Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist and national correspondent Joel Connelly. The story also mentions SPU and the symposium. Read the story online. More

Maybell on KIRO-AM

SPU's Counseling Center and center director Steven Maybell was interviewed on “The Ron and Don Show" on KIRO radio (710 AM) on March 2. He talked about the recent Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on the increase in college students seeking counseling, and also a recent research study suggesting college students are becoming more narcissistic.

Church on KUOW

Julie Church, eating disorder specialist in the Student Counseling Center, was a guest on KUOW's (94.9 FM) “Weekdays with Steve Scher" on February 26. Church also organizes SPU's “Respect Your Body Week." The show dealt with “body obsessions." Listen to the show 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 Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Theology
Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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
Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball, Athletics
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Manager of Administration (full-charge bookkeeper), University Services
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Residence Life Coordinator (Campus Houses and Apartments), Residence Life
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Student Financial Services representative, 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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