Monday, July 9, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


SPU Flexpasses Available

The 2007-08 SPU Flexpasses are now available for pickup at the Office of Safety and Security. This pass is effective from July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. It entitles the bearer to ride anywhere in the Metro service area, as well as on Community Transit, Sound Transit, and the Sounder Train. Full-time faculty and staff (.75 FTE or above) are eligible to receive a free SPU Flexpass. Please be prepared to show picture ID to receive your pass.

Office of University Communications Closed July 16-18

The Office of University Communications will be closed for in-house organization and planning, July 16-18. Although the office will be closed, the UC staff will be on site and available in emergencies. In the case of an emergency, call Office Manager Julia Weir at 206-281-2051, and she will connect you with the appropriate staff member. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause any delays. Please call your communications specialist or Julia if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for helping us prepare for a new academic year!

Weight Watchers Group Starts July 10

The SPU Weight Watchers group needs six more people to continue meeting during the summer. The session would last 10 weeks, beginning July 10 through September 11. It is a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. The cost of the program is $120, payable by cash, credit card, or check. For additional information about the program and to sign up, contact Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of residence life, at 206-286-7169 or

Bridge Evening Closures Continue

The Fremont Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic (vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians) July 9-11, beginning at 9 p.m. each night and ending around 6 a.m. the following day. A shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists will be provided during the closures from 8:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. For more information, visit the website. More

SPU Musicians Available to Visit Your Church

Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's rhythm and vocal ensemble comprised of 10 student singers and instrumentalists. The group chooses music from the best of contemporary Christian music and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Members regularly perform at churches and private schools throughout greater Seattle. The group is now accepting bookings after October 7. For more information on Unlimited, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Kyle Feldman at 206-281-2933 or visit the website. More

SPU's Drama Troupe Available to Visit Your Church

The University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, perform original dramas in churches and private schools. The Players are known for their dramatic excellence and theological richness and have performed all over the country. Their programs engage the audience by exploring conflicts and difficult issues that everyone faces in daily life. The group is now accepting bookings after October 22. For more information on the University Players, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Kyle Feldman at 206-281-2933 or visit the website. More

Summer Institute for Artists, Writers

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, is an annual conference on the relationship between art and religious faith. This year's them is “God of the Desert: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Through the Prism of Art." Classes at “The Glen" are led by nationally known authors and artists, and small class sizes allow the faculty to pay close attention to each participant. The workshop will be held July 29–August 5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now published at SPU, Image is one of America's leading literary and arts journals, and explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art. More

Youth Sports Camps

This summer, SPU will offer youth sports camps in soccer, basketball, volleyball, running, track and field, and gymnastics. The camps are led by Falcon coaches and emphasize individual and team fundamental skills. Players are divided by age and ability so that each can compete at his or her own level. For registration and other information, visit the website. More

What's New on SPU's iTunes U? Eating Healthy, Woodward, and Swanstrom

Recent Features
Eating Healthy for Life. SPU nursing students, in partnership with Cristwood Retirement Center at CRISTA Senior Living, promote healthy eating practices in this informational video. June 5, 2007. (13:54)

A Tale of Three Cities. Professor of History Bill Woodward sorts out the events in Boston, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg that led to American independence in 1776. (35:05)

SPU Classics
Christian, Look Back!. Former professor Roy Swanstrom argues that Christianity provides the clearest perspective of history. February 11, 1977. (28:12)

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

New Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines for Summer

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, July 19. The next bulletin will be published Monday, July 23.


Farewell Reception for Kevin McMahan

A farewell reception for International Student Advisor Kevin McMahan will be held Tuesday, July 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in SUB 207. Kevin is leaving SPU after 15 years to become the director of international and intercultural affairs at Northwestern College in Iowa. Please join us as we say goodbye and thank him for his many years of service.

MezulisWins Award

The Department of Clinical Psychology is delighted to announce that Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis recently received the Young Investigator Award from the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression. Her project was titled "Pathways to Depression in Adolescence: Cognitive Vulnerability, Stress, and Family Risk Models of Depression by Race, Gender, and Age."

Edwards Reflections on VT Tragedy Published

Family Therapy magazine recently published reflections from therapists around the country regarding the impact of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Included in the magazine was a reflection by Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy and president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He wrote about the impact of the tragedy from personal, clinical, and spiritual perspectives.

Brennand Performs at Town Hall

Meg Brennand, adjunct professor of cello and cellist with the Onyx Chamber Players, performed the complete piano trios and quartets of Mozart at Town Hall in Seattle on June 24. Next year, the group will perform a four-concert Brahms series. The Onyx Chamber Players were featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on June 21. Read the story online. More

Randolph Makes U.S. Team

Assistant Track and Field Coach Chris Randolph made the U.S. team for a multi-event dual meet with Germany in August. Randolph, representing Club Northwest, clinched his spot on the national team for a second year in a row by winning the decathlon's 1500 meter event. He finished sixth overall in the USA Championships with 7723 points. The U.S.-Germany meet is August 18-19 in Bernhausen. Congratulations, Chris!

Welcome, Greg

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Greg Gelderman as the new endorsement associate in the School of Education.


Weter Gift Covered in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Emerita Professor of Classics Winifred Weter, who died in January 2006, has left SPU an unrestricted, cash gift of $4.83 million. This is among the largest gifts of its kind given to the University. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer covered Weter's legacy and gifts to SPU in a news story on July 2. More


Bruce Kennedy, SPU Fellow and EAC Member

Former Alaska Airlines chief executive and humanitarian Bruce Kennedy, who died June 28 in a plane crash in Cashmere, Washington, was a longtime member of SPU's School of Business and Economics Executive Advisory Council. He was also a member of SPU Fellows, which supports student scholarships. A memorial service for Kennedy was held July 6 at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park, Washington.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing: Adult Health Specialization
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Instructor of Physics
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Instructor of Spanish
For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the website 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, Business and Planning
Administrative Assistant, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Administrative Assistant, Family and Consumer Science
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Communications Specialist/etc Editor, University Communications
Coordinator of Global Involvement, John Perkins Center
Director of Center for Learning, Student Life
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Office Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Periodicals Technician, University Library
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the website or stop by the Human Resources office. You can also call Employment Manager 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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