Monday, May 21, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Campus Closed for Memorial Day

SPU offices will be closed and day classes will not meet on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. Evening classes will be held.

Student Research on HIV/AIDS

SPU students will present original HIV/AIDS research related to their major on Tuesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The presentations center on the pandemic of AIDS and the response to AIDS in the world.

Farewell Celebration for Tami Anderson Englehorn

The Office of Campus Ministries invites you to a reception on Tuesday, May 22, celebrating Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson Englehorn's 10 years of service to the SPU community. The reception is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in SUB 207. Come and show your appreciation for her gifts of friendship and creative service. Refreshments will be provided.

Retirement Reception for Ruby Englund

The School of Health Sciences cordially invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Ruby Englund, associate professor of nursing, on Wednesday, May 30, 3-5 p.m. in the Science Building Lobby. Refreshments will be served.

Children's Theatre Production

SPU's Theatre Department presents “Befriending Bertha," May 22-26, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinley Hall, Backstage Theatre. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.This children's play tells the tale of three children who weave a web of fantasy to seek refuge from the problems they face. Admission is $6.The theatre is handicap accessible. For more information, call the McKinley Theatre Box Office at 206-281-2959, Monday-Friday, 2:30-5 p.m.

Milton Center Reading on May 23

The 2006-2007 Milton Fellow Jessica Murphy will give a debut reading from her novel-in-progress on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The novel deals with a young woman forging her way in turn-of-the-century Boston. Jessica has spent the academic year in residence at the Milton Center at Image journal at SPU working on her first book-length manuscript and teaching creative writing classes. The Milton Center, based at Image journal, exists to nurture writers of Christian commitment and literary excellence. More

Nursing in Vietnam

Each year, SPU undergraduate nursing students have an opportunity to learn about health care in another country. Ten nursing students who traveled to Vietnam this year will share their experiences on Thursday, May 24, at 11 a.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 127.

Forum: Marriages That Work

Come hear from SPU couples about the joys, challenges, and journeys of marriage at forum on Thursday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Panelists are Cher and Scott Edwards, Jeff and Margie Van Duzer, and Melissa and Shawn Whitney

Blood Drive on Campus

On Friday, May 25, the Puget Sound Blood Center will be accepting donors in the “bloodmobile" on Third Avenue West near the SPU campus, 12-6 p.m. (they will close 2:15-3 p.m.). Type 0 blood donors are urgently needed.

SPFC Research Conference May 29

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community will host its third annual research conference on Tuesday, May 29, in the Library Seminar Room from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students from undergraduate psychology, marriage and family therapy, and graduate clinical psychology will present their research. The conference also includes a lecture by Dr. Jeri Hepworht on “Personal Reflections of a Medical Family Therapist: Integration of Clinical, Faith, and Community Life." More

Percussion Ensemble in Concert

The SPU Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The ensemble, conducted by adjunct music faculty member Dan Adams, is comprised of ethnic drums, mallets, keyboards, and other instruments. This event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Recommend an Outstanding Graduate

“This is my annual request for names of SPU's outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to local media outlets and highlighted on the SPU home page. Please send me the name(s) of the students and two or three sentences as to why the student is outstanding. I'll need more information than ‘top student in class.' Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, are involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! I will then follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Please send me information by email at as soon as possible." Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager.

Spring Course Evaluations Changes Due by May 27

Now is the time to make changes to course evaluations for spring classes. Log into Banner to view or change your current settings, including adding custom questions. Faculty have until May 27 to make changes. Students will complete evaluations May 29-June 10. Contact Megan Swanson, administrative assistant in Academic Affairs, with questions or problems at or 206-281-2134.

Summer, On-Campus Student Employment

Student employees who work on campus between June 8 and September 23 must complete a Summer On-campus Work Referral. Please encourage your student employees to complete the necessary paperwork early so their employment is not disrupted. Contact or 206-281-2047 with any questions. The required paperwork is available for download on the Student Employment website. More

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, meal blocks, parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, and any tuition charges. Each month when there is activity on your account, an email notification is sent alerting you that your online account statement is available. You may review the charges on your account and make payment by authorizing a payroll deduction, or with an online payment through the Banner Information System Employee Menu. Check or cash payments may be made in person or by 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.

Spring '07 Census Information Available

The spring census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM website are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view the censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information emerging on this website, please contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

Lingua's Unveiling May 21

SPU's student art magazine Lingua (formerly known as Second Essence) will be released at a special unveiling ceremony on Monday, May 21, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Center in First Free Methodist Church. Selected contributors from this year's journal will read their work, perform music, and display artwork. This event is free and open to the public.

SPU Jazz Ensemble Concert, Dinner at The Triple Door

SPU's Jazz Ensemble will perform at The Triple Door in Seattle on Sunday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Director Bill Park will join jazz artist and Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Michael Newby for an evening of dinner and jazz. The concert features a collection of modern big band and traditional jazz favorites. The Triple Door is located at 216 Union Street in downtown Seattle. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by calling 206-838-4333.

Time to Make a Fall/Winter Reservation at Camp Casey

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: Now is the time to submit your request for a fall/winter weekend at Camp Casey. June 1 is the deadline for placing your online request to stay at one of the Victorian-style officers' houses on Whidbey Island, September 14-January 31. These turn-of-the-century houses were once a part of the coastal military fortress known as Fort Casey. They are available for your personal vacation for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee includes a weekend house rental for you and your guests, the use of our gym, the beach, and other amenities at the conference center. When you make your request, please indicate five different dates. Results will be available by June 15. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy a memorable weekend in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend. Please direct any questions to Maralie Johnson, administrative assistant at Casey Conference Center, at, or call 866-661-6604. To see photos and to register, visit the Camp Casey website. More

What's New on iTunes U? Rendleman, Spina, “The Great Commission"

Recent Features
Evangelicals in American Film. Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman, 2007 Winifred E. Weter Lecturer, examines how evangelicals are portrayed in movies. April 19, 2007. (1:45:33)

From the Inside Out: The Biblical Story in Global Perspective. Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina examines God's selection of Abraham and Sarah and argues that God works through individuals in order to redeem all people. January 9, 2007. (26:50)

SPU Classics
What Is Your Life?: Missionary Margaret Brabon challenges Christians for fulfill “The Great Commission" by serving in, financially supporting, or praying for the mission field. February 24, 1982. (27:38)

Visit the iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations.

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Mickey, a Keeshond. Keeshonds are rarely white — people mistake him for an American Eskimo or a Samoyed. He's so smart we have to spell words around him. He'll do any trick for food, often running through all the tricks he knows before we even tell him what we want him to do!" Lorri Sheffer, web communications manager. Select the link for a larger photo of Mickey. 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, May 24. Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the next bulletin will be published Tuesday, May 29.


Stewart, Clinical Psychology Students Present at WPA

David Stewart, associate professor of clinical psychology, along with his colleague Ann Vander Stoep from the University of Washington, and SPU doctoral clinical psychology students Tim Shields, Emily Rastall, Beau Reilly, and Kelly Machan presented a poster titled "How Well Does an Adult Model of Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Classification Apply to Adolescents?" at this month's annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Vancouver, B.C.

Lustyk Lab Team Present at WPA

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk and her research team presented four posters at the Western Psychological Association meeting in Vancouver, B.C. A variety of women's health issues were addressed in these presentations, including relationships among body image, exercise habits, quality of life, abuse history, and cyclical symptomatology in women. Lustyk would like to recognize her undergraduate co-presenters Rachel Ward, Ashley Holder, Shelley Shaver, and Martine Marte; graduate co-presenters Karen Olson and Winslow Gerrish; and SPU graduates Andrea Miller '05 and Natalie Goodwin '04.

Lustyk Presents Symposium at WPA

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce the recent symposium given by Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk at the Western Psychological Association Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. The symposium, titled "Stress, Exercise Patterns, and Quality of Life in Women: Implications of Menstrual Cycle Phase," provided an overview of Lustyk's initial findings from a four-year study performed in her Women's Health lab. She would like to recognize co-presenters Karen Olson, Nate Reiss, and Winslow Gerrish, who are current graduate students in the clinical psychology program.

Marshall Presents With Students, Alumni at WPA Convention

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall presented a poster titled “Reducing Social Dominance Orientation Through Service Learning" at the Western Psychological Association annual convention in Vancouver, B.C., on May 5. She also presented two posters with undergraduate student Tom Carpenter and SPU alumni Ryan Fouts '06, Jessica Brown '05, and Matt Chalfant '05 titled “Religiosity, Terror Management, and Helping Behavior," and “Development of Empathy, Values, and Attributional Complexity in Psychology Majors."

Himma Named to Editorial Board

Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, one of the two most prestigious journals in information ethics. He is also on the editorial boards for the International Review for Information Ethics and the INSEIT Journal, (Journal for the International Society of Ethics and Information Technology).

Welcome Back, Reece

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Reece Carson as a new communications specialist in University Communications. Reece previously worked for Computer and Information Systems.


Welcome, Gabrielle!

Assistant Director of Residence Life Sharon Barr-Jeffrey and her husband, Anthony Barr-Jeffrey, welcomed their second daughter, Gabrielle Imani, on May 2, at 3:54 p.m. Gabrielle weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19½ inches long. She is already bringing much joy to her family, especially her big sister Antonia (“Nia"), age 3 ½. Thanks to our many friends in the SPU community who have given us so much encouragement and support as our family grows!


Faculty Positions

Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
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 Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Sociology
Instructor of Spanish
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

Administrative Assistant, Athletics
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Trainer (10-months), Athletics
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Communications Specialist/etc Editor, University Communications
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Office Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator (Female/Traditional Hall), Residence Life
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
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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