Monday, March 19, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Quarter Grades Due March 26

Winter Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before March 26, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp so she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 or at

Nominate Your Student Employee

The annual Student Employee Celebration is Thursday, April 5, 3-4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The Office of Student Employment is collecting stories of appreciation about on- or off- campus student employees. Email stories to Selected stories will be highlighted at the celebration. This event honors all students who work both on and off campus. Please mark your calendar to attend this special celebration.

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2007-08 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student (or students) for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 16, and can be found on the Office of Campus Ministries Student Leaders website. More

Nominate a Graduating Senior or Alum

Do you know a graduating senior or alumnus who is heading out or currently engaged in significant volunteer service? The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is a Christian organization that provides a $1,000 grant and mentoring support for an annual class of “Krista Colleagues." They are currently accepting nominations for young adults who are heading out or engaged in a significant period of volunteer service in one of three areas: U.S. inner city, developing nation, or environmental stewardship. Nominations are due March 20. Visit the website for more information. More

Camp Casey for 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 removed from urban distractions. Camp Casey includes 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's available this spring. Go to, or call for more information. Do 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. Visit the website for more information on Camp Casey and the Fort Casey Inn. More

Weigel Lectures 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, as well an “SPU Classic."

How Free Is “Free" Methodism? Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall examines the Wesleyan tradition at the Paul T. Walls Lecture: March 8, 2007. (54:46)

Ständchen (Serenade) Professor of Music Wayne Johnson shares a piece composed by Schubert/Liszt from his CD title "Salon Classics: From the Golden Age of the Piano." (c) 2002. (5:32)

What Are You Going to Do; Who Are You Going to Be (Emerita) Professor of English Joyce Erickson discusses jobs, vocation, and personhood. Chapel: April 14, 1982. (21:07)

There is now a “Featured Content" page on the iTunes U site that contains direct links to the content listed above. More

TIAA-CREF Consultants on Campus, Mar. 21-23

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus to offer one-on-one financial counseling sessions to help faculty and staff review and update individual retirement investment strategy. These 30-minute appointments will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., March 21-23. Please bring a copy of your latest TIAA-CREF statement will you to the appointment. You can schedule an appointment at the TIAA/CREF website. (Be sure to select “SUBMIT" to receive a confirmation of your appointment, or call toll free 877-209-3142, and press 0.) More

Spring Break Hours for Subway, C-Store, Falcons Landing, Pura Vida

During the week of March 19-23 and on March 26, Subway will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the C-Store will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Pura Vida will be open 7:45 a.m.-10 a.m. All three campus dining outlets will resume their normal schedule on March 27. Falcons Landing will close at 1 p.m. on March 16, and will reopen with normal hours on March 28.

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

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

“Diana is the companion of Jeannie Beth Sleight (SPU class of 2015). During the day, Diana is a sweet, affectionate, and often sleepy friend. But in the wee hours each night, she wakes up Jeannie's dad to be let out to hunt the local Bellevue rodents, returning by 6 a.m., often with a furry long-tailed offering from her night's work." Richard Sleight, manager of information systems and instructor, School of Business and Economics. 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 22. The next bulletin will be published Monday, March 26.


Capp Presents Paper at Ethnomusicology Meeting

Adjunct music faculty member Myrna Capp presented a paper at the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology's annual meeting at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, on February 24. The paper was titled "Asia Meets Africa Dialogue: The Flattening of the Musical World." On March 7-9, she adjudicated piano students for the Kitsap County chapter of the Washington Music Teachers Association.


Brown Mentioned in Seattle P-I

Assistant Professor of Music Carlene Brown was mentioned in a March 2 article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for her work as project director of “More Music @ The Moore." This annual showcase of the region's most talented teen musicians is called "the hottest concert of the year." New York-based composer, musician, and conductor Daniel Bernard Roumain returned as music director. Roumain offered a master class on 21st-century music to Brown's SPU music theory students. Read the story online. More


Welcome, Elena!

“I would like to announce the arrival of Elena Clare Krentz (pronounced 'Ellen-a') on February 2. She was born a healthy 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19.5 inches long (in part due to many wonderful lunches at Gwinn Commons throughout my pregnancy!). She is a spirited and contented baby and such a joy to have in our lives! We are truly blessed!" Ursula Krentz, assistant professor of psychology. (Select the link for another picture of Elena.) More


Faculty Positions

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
Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biology
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
Warehouse Manager, Building Maintenance
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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