Monday, April 2, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Closes at Noon on Good Friday

SPU offices will close at noon on Good Friday, April 6. A Good Friday service will be held at First Free Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. The Reverend Matthew Koenig, SPU's minister of discipleship, will lead the worship service.

SPU Community Forums on Human Sexuality

President Eaton will host a forum on human sexuality on Tuesday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. He will discuss the upcoming visit by Equality Ride, as well as answer questions and hear from the SPU community. On Thursday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons, Professor Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, will present a lecture titled “Human Sexuality of the Heart." The forums are open to all SPU students, faculty, and staff.

Registration Deadlines

Waitlist Has Ended. Unless students received a confirmation of registration from Student Academic Services (SAS) by March 30, they should stop attending the waitlisted course. Last Day to Add Classes is Tuesday, April 3. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on April 3. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including classes that meet once a week. Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or registering for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

New Sales, Use Tax in King County

Effective April 1, 2007, sales and use tax within King County will increase one-tenth of a percent, with the new tax rate being 8.9 percent. Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sales and services. Persons within King County will be subject to the new rate of use tax on items purchased for their personal or business use if sales tax has not been paid.

What New on iTunes? Visions of Happiness, Van Duzer, and Culture

Proverbs Vision of Happiness: Dr. Ellen Charry, associate professor of systematic theology at Princeton Seminary, contrasts biblical and modern views of happiness and enjoyment. Chapel, February 13, 2007. (20:31)

God's Vision for Business. School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer presents at Urbana with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. December 28, 2006. (39:36)

SPU Classics
What Kind of World? Hope for Tomorrow and Today. More than a decade ago, Rev. Rod Toews took a look into the culture of the future. Chapel, September 30, 1991. (32:04)

Visit the iTunes website for more recommendations. More

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Adjunct Faculty Member Reads From First Novel

Novelist and SPU adjunct professor of English Debra Dean will read from her first novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, in SPU's Art Center Gallery on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. Told from the perspective of a woman suffering from Alzheimer's, The Madonnas of Leningrad is a “spare and eloquent tribute to the beauty and resilience of memory." The book was selected as a New York Times “Editors' Choice." The reading is co-sponsored by Image journal and the SPU Department of English. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the Image website for more information. More

Student Supervisors Invited to Student Employee Celebration on April 5

The annual Student Employee Appreciation ceremony is Thursday, April 5, at 3 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. All students who work part time and their supervisors are invited, Jeff Richards ‘02, SPU alumnus and marketing manager for the Seattle Mariners, will share how he landed his “dream job." Door prizes and refreshments will be available.

SPU's Summer Youth Sports

Information is now available on the 2007 summer sports camps held by the SPU Falcon coaching staffs. Attendance has been exceptional in past years as most camps fill up fast, so it's not too early to begin planning now. For more information and registration, visit the Sports Camps website. More

Next Weight Watchers Session Begins Spring Quarter

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus April 10 through June 12. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Last Spring Quarter, the group lost a total of 98.4 pounds. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. for an hour in the new location of Bertona classroom 5. Registration is required, but please come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 3, at 11:45 a.m. in Bertona classroom 6 if you are interested in learning more about the program. The total cost of the program is $120. To register, or for additional information, contact Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of residence life, at 206-286-7169 or

Watch Virtual Climb of Mt. Rainier April 3

This is your opportunity to join Summit Challenge 2007 and hear Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI) Senior Guide John Colver present the history of Mt. Rainier and RMI. Take a “virtual" climb of the Disappointment Cleaver route on Mt. Rainier – the route the SPU group will climb June 23-25. We will meet Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Otto Miller Hall, room 112. Plan to come and learn more about our climb and how to support student scholarships at SPU. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship by April 16

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

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here we have Ethel and Lucy Gallagher, who are sisters. Ethel, on the left, is the warm, motherly type; Lucy is wild and crazy. Appropriate, no?" Susan VanZanten Gallagher, professor of English and director for the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. Select the link for a picture of Ethel and Lucy. 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, April 5. The next bulletin will be published Monday, April 9.


Lustyk's Presents at Conference

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the recent presentations of Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk. Lustyk gave a series of presentations at the Society for Behavioral Medicine conference held recently in Washington, D.C. She shared her research findings on stress reactivity and recovery in women, and the roles that spiritual well-being, history of abuse, body image, and exercise habits play in women's health. Lustyk would like to recognize her co-contributors Winslow Gerrish, current graduate student in psychology, Rachel Ward, current undergraduate student in psychology, and alumna Laura Widman '03, current graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Keuss' Article Published

Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss has just published an article titled “The Lenten Face of Christ in Shusaku Endo's Silence and Life of Jesus in the March 2007 issue of Expository Times: International Journal of Biblical Studies, Theology, and Ministry. The article addresses Endo's use of the face of Christ in his writing as a fluid icon that provokes a destabilizing encounter with Christ's complete givenness in both grace and trauma. This notion of “givenness" is explored theologically in relation to the work of French theorist Jean Luc Marion.

Geleva's Article Published

Daniela Geleva, assistant professor of nutrition, published an article titled "Evaluating Associations Between Mediterranean Diet Adherence Indexes and Biomarkers of Diet and Disease" in the April 2007 issue of the journal of Public Health Nutrition. The paper is a culmination of some of the work Geleva did this past summer in collaboration with scientists at the Mediterranean Diet Foundation and the University of Barcelona in Spain.

TESOL Faculty at Annual Convocation

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) graduate program was well represented at the international 41st annual TESOL convention, March 20-24, in Seattle. Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature and director of the TESOL program Kathryn Bartholomew organized a pre-convention institute titled “Christians in Language Teaching" held at SPU. Katya Nemtchinova, associate professor of TESOL and Russian, was the faculty sponsor of the SPU team that helped organize the Graduate Student Forum, a student-run mini-conference held in conjunction with the convention. The SPU student team consisted of Amilee Hayek (team leader), Jamila Barton, Jill Bauer, Geoff ' McKeown, and Megan Vetter. Three graduate students, Paige Cassalegno, Bill Burns, and Yoshinori Fujiwara, made presentations at the forum. Nemtchinova also participated in two colloquia titled “Perspectives on Distance Teacher Education" and “The Mentoring of Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals," as well as held a discussion group on “evaluation and assessment in M.A. TESOL programs."

Dearborn Presents Plenary Address

Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn presented a plenary address on March 24 at an Inklings Conference held at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The title of the address was "The Sacrament of the Stranger in MacDonald and the Inklings." She was also involved in a roundtable discussion with David Neuhouser, Thomas Howard, and Rolland Hein. More

Welcome, Micah!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Micah Ransdell as the new systems analyst/web programmer in Computer and Information Systems.


Levisons Quoted in Religion News Service Story

Professor of New Testament Jack Levison and Professor of Theological Studies Priscilla Pope-Levison were recently quoted in a Religion News Service story titled “Women Figure Prominently in Easter Drama."


Faculty Positions

Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 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
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
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
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
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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