Monday, July 23, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Library Hosts SPU-Author Readings

Don't miss "Thursday Food For Thought," brought to you by the SPU Library. Each Thursday, you can bring a brown-bag lunch to the Library Seminar Room and hear SPU authors read from their latest books. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. This month enjoy a suspense-thriller, an acclaimed short story, a Baby Bunny who gets a tattoo, and more. The series kicks off Thursday, August 2, 12-1 p.m., with senior Response writer and 12-time author, Clint Kelly, reading from Scent -- a thriller of the human senses. More

"Thursday Food for Thought"

A beguiling orchid, angry natives in a New Guinea rainforest, and ruthless maneuvering between competing perfume companies. Don't miss "Thursday Food for Thought," brought to you by the SPU Library. On August 2, bing a brown-bag lunch and hear senior Response writer and 12-time author, Clint Kelly, read from Scent -- a thriller of the human senses. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. The adventure begins in the Library Seminar Room, Thursday, August 2, 12-1 p.m. More

Staff Invited to Discussion Series on Reconciliation

Have you found yourself wondering about all of the “radical reconciliation" talk on campus? Have you been waiting for your chance to enter into the conversation on race and reconciliation at SPU? Are you just curious about all of the banners? If you answered “yes" to any of these questions, you're invited to join fellow SPU staff members for an informal, brown-bag lunch discussion series on reconciliation on Wednesday, August 1, noon-1 p.m. in Demaray Hall, room 259. We will also be holding lunch discussion sessions on August 15 and 29, so mark your calendars and join us for a time of good discussion and fellowship. If you're interested in attending the discussion, we would love to hear what you hope to get out of it. Feel free to email Kristi Nelson, University fund manager, at with your response. The lunch series is sponsored by SPU's Ignite Collaboration Team. (The Ignite Collaboration is run by Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil and Salter-McNeil and Associates.)

Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for 2007-08

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2007-08 academic year, especially for Autumn and Winter Quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at as soon as possible. We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

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.

Bridge Evening Closures Continue

The Fremont Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic (vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians) July 23-24 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

What's New on SPU's iTunes U? Keuss, Radio Drama, Bennett

Recent Features
Further Up and Further In: Why Adult Christians Need Narnia. Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss encourages the reading of The Chronicles of Narnia as a roadmap for making sense of and growing in the Christian faith. November 10, 2005. (44:37)

Boston Blackie Radio Drama. SPU students perform a classic radio drama. June 7, 2006. (3:20)

SPU Classics
The Drama of God's Word. Marta Bennett, former director of campus ministries and SPRINT coordinator from 1985 to 1990, invites the Christian community to delve into Scripture and become an active player in the ongoing drama of God's work in the world. February 2, 1983. (20:44)

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

Looking for a Past Edition of the Fac/Staff Bulletin?

Previous electronic issues of the Fac/Staff Bulletin (starting September 25, 2000) are available online. To review a previous issue, select "Archives" from any Fac/Staff Bulletin or via Campus eNews from the SPU home page.

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, August 3. The next bulletin will be published Monday, August 6.


Kelly's Latest Book Available

Echo, the second novel in the “Sensations Series" from author Clint Kelly, University Communications, is now available in the SPU Bookstore. Subtitled "A silent plea to be heard, a desperate cry to be found," the story revolves around Cody Ferguson, a 13-year-old deaf boy lost in the Cascades. His ability to survive by his wits are put to more than one severe test. Kelly's first in the series is SCENT, and he's now busily polishing the third, DELICACY, set to release next spring from Zondervan.

Gilnett Selected as CASE Judge

Jennifer Gilnett, editor of Response magazine and director of University Communications, was asked to serve as a judge for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) national competition for college and university magazines. She reviewed entries and met with other judges to make Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, and Gold Medal selections. These selections were reviewed in late June by a panel of judges at Newsweek magazine, who chose one Gold Medal winner to receive the ultimate prize: the Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Award. Out of 129 national entries, the Penn State Alumni Association won the 2007 Sibley Award for its magazine, The Penn Stater. Other Gold Medal magazine winners were Carleton College for The Carleton College Voice, the University of Notre Dame for Notre Dame Magazine, and Wesleyan University for Wesleyan Magazine.

Wilson Presents at Western Psychological Association Meeting

Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Beverly Wilson and Clinical Psychology doctoral students presented the paper "Father's Coaching About Anger: Relations to Parenting and Marital Competence" at the Western Psychological Association meeting in Vancouver, B.C., in May.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming new employees to SPU. Contact information can be found in the SPU White Pages.

Megan Brady, admissions and academic counseling office representative in Undergraduate Admissions
Amy Evans, admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions
Karen Harms, helpdesk assistant in Computer and Information Systems
Jacqueline Hawkins, assistant director, transfers and international students in Undergraduate Admissions
Kate Hohenstein, administrative assistant to the controller in Finance
Maryann Shaw, periodicals technician in the library
Daryl Siu, microsystems analyst/classroom support in Computer and Information Systems.


Gallagher's Article Published on

An article titled “Speaking of Vocation in an Age of Spirituality" written by Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten Gallagher was published by The website is one of the premier Internet destinations for space, science, health, and technology news from around the world.

Adeney Interviewed

Associate Professor of World Christian Studies Miriam Adeney was interviewed on the Internet radio show “A New Day with Pam Lundell," part of the Northwestern Radio Network. Adeney is author of Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women". She discusses lifestyle, values, and beliefs of Muslim women and effective strategies to reach them. Listen to the interview online. More

Russian Olympics and the Environment.

An opinion piece written by Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden appeared in The Seattle Times on July 12. Braden examines the environmental impact of Russia's bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics. More

Weter Remembered in Seattle Times Editorial

The late Professor Emerita of Classical Languages and Physical Education Winifred Weter, who taught at SPU for 40 years, was remembered in an editorial in The Seattle Times on July 15. More

Fields Interviewed on Focus on the Family

Leslie Leyland Fields, an adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences and the author of Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy, was interviewed on the radio and Internet broadcast of “Focus on the Family." Listen to the show online. More


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, Family and Consumer Science
Communications Specialist/Fundraising—University Communications
Director of Center for Learning, Student Life
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Office Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Security Officer I, Safety and Security

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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