Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Registration Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit, or to register for an internship, independent study, individual instruction in music or dissertation credits, may do so in Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151, through 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. A list of classes with the extended deadline may be online. More

SPU's First Social Venture Plan Competition

SPU launches its first “Social Venture Plan Competition" on Wednesday, April 11, 3-6 p.m. in Weter Hall Lounge. Student teams will present innovative projects that address a meaningful social need. Representatives from Puget Sound businesses and organizations will be on hand to review the projects as well. This competition is sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Office of Student Life, and the School of Business and Economics.

Blood Drive on Campus

On Friday, April 13, the Puget Sound Blood Center will be accepting donors in the “bloodmobile" on 3rd Avenue West near the SPU campus, 12-6 p.m. (they will close 2:15-3 p.m.).

Student Leadership Award Nominations Needed

Please nominate an individual or group who deserves honor and recognition for their contributions and commitment to the SPU campus and community. Recipients of these awards will be honored at the end of the year at the Student Leadership Celebration. Nominations can be made online. More

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 at 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.

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.

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

What's New on iTunes U? Jackson, Newby, and Perkins

Recent Features
Searching for a Prophetic Voice: Press Coverage of the Civil Rights Movement - Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson examines the role of the media in covering and contributing to the American Civil Rights Movement. January 18, 2007. (56:58)

The Historical Context of Gospel Music - Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Newby presents the history of American gospel music, dating back to its earliest forms in the Black church to its present influence in worship today. February 22, 2007. (51:18)

SPU Classics
A Quiet Revolution - Nearly three decades ago, Dr. John Perkins visited the SPU campus to share his personal faith journey and views on the role of churches in serving their neighborhoods. April 5, 1978. (44:42)

Visit the iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations. 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 Publishers, 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 btaylor@spu.edu.

Pet Photo of the Week

“My name is Capote. My mom calls me ‘tee-tee' for short. I'm 3½ years old. I understand ‘sit,' down,' ‘shake hands,' ‘stay,' and others, just to make her happy. I really like it when she says ‘yum-yum,' ‘mum-mum,' ‘hungry?' ‘treat?' ‘car ride?' ‘wanna go out?' I love people. I am too excited when I see my peers, and that scares them away. My mom mentions that she would enroll me in a class again this summer to become a good canine citizen." Kettida Vasiknanon, computer services manger, The Graduate Center. Select the link to see several pictures of Capote. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, April 12. The next bulletin will be published Monday, April 16.


Roe Publishes Two Articles

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, professor of psychology and dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community, recently published two articles in Peace and Conflict, the research journal of the American Psychological Association's Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence. On one article, he was the sole author and addressed the complexities of intergroup forgiveness in settings of political conflict. On the other article, he was a co-author with colleagues in England and Northern Ireland, and examined the Irish Republican Army's public apology to victims of its violence. On this latter article, two of his U.S. co-authors were SPU psychology alumnae Jessica Nee Brown '05 and Tiffany Adams '04.

Fitch Keynote Speaker at Conference

Associate Professor of Biology Cindy Fitch was the keynote speaker at the third annual “Confluence of Northwest States," sponsored by the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation in February. The topic of the address was pre-medical student advising and strategies for success in college and medical school.

Lubag Performs in Benaroya Hall

Jazz piano instructor Reuel Lubag recently performed for four day at Benaroya Hall with the Cab Calloway Orchestra and the Mills Brothers. He has been asked to be the pianist for the group when available for any dates the Calloway Band performs on the West Coast. Lubag has also been asked to do some arranging for former Platters vocalist Elmer Hopper, who is singing with the Mills Brothers. Lubag has been an adjunct member of the music faculty for six years at SPU, and has also directed a vocal jazz ensemble for the university. You can hear him perform Wednesday, April 11, with Clarence Acox as part of the Floyd Standifer Memorial Quartet at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Seattle. His trio will also perform in the area over the next few months, including with clarinet great Eddie Daniels at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Ellensburg in late July. He is also currently serving as jazz piano consultant for the music department at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. For more information, contact him at rlubag@spu.edu or see his website at www.rlubag.com.


Levisons Religion News Service Story Online

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." Read the story online. More


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
Warehouse Manager, Building Maintenance
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the website 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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