Tuesday, September 4, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Summer Session Grading Deadlines

Summer grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before September 14, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at kknapp@spu.edu so she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. SAS may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 or kknapp@spu.edu.

Falcon Games This Week

Men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's cross country teams face their opponents at home this month. Visit the Falcons online for game times and all the latest in Falcon sports. More

What's New on iTunes University: Pollard, Bakke, and Zorn

Recent Features
The Priority of a Productive Life. Former CEO of ServiceMaster Bill Pollard fields questions from SPU students about how to reconcile our work with faith, and how to wisely use the resources and talents God gives us. April 11, 2006. (21:34)

Joy at Work. Co-founder of The AES Corporation, CEO of Imagine Schools, and author of Joy at Work Dennis Bakke argues that God calls each of us to serve Him with our talents, regardless of whether the work be in missions or business. April 19, 2005. (27:36)

SPU Classics
When in Doubt, Scramble. Former Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jim Zorn draws parallels between studying football in order to effectively play a 60-minute game and the need to study the Bible in order to live godly lives. March 4, 1977. (15:17)
Visit iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations.

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the main SPU webpage. This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

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 tcnorlen@spu.edu 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 Musicians Available to Visit Your Church

Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's contemporary music ensemble comprised of ten versatile student musicians who are singers as well as instrumentalists. The group serves in both a worship leading capacity and as a performing group at churches and schools throughout greater Seattle. Their repertoire is diverse, influenced by and selected from many musical genres including praise and worship, classical hymnody, gospel, jazz, and world music. Unlimited has something for everyone's tastes. The group is now accepting bookings after October 17. For more information or booking information on Unlimited, 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

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication Sept. 17

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, September 13. The bulletin will resume weekly publication on Monday, September 17.


Thorpe Reads at Elliott Bay Book Company

Professor of English Doug Thorpe will read from this new book, Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness and the Sacred at Elliott Bay Book Company on Tuesday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m. His book recently received the “David Family Defender of the Earth" award. The event is free and open to the public. Elliott Bay Book Company is located at 101 South Main Street in Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle. More

Koskela Publishes Article

Assistant Professor of Theology Doug Koskela recently published an article titled "The Divine-Human Tension in the Ecclesiology of Yves Congar" in Ecclesiology: The Journal for Ministry, Mission, and Unity. The article explores the doctrine of the church in the work of the French Dominican theologian Yves Congar.

Capp Performs at Symposium and Festival in U.K.

Myrna Capp, adjunct music faculty, performed at the fourth biennial International Symposium and Festival on Composition in Africa and the Diaspora at The Centre for Intercultural Musicology at Churchill College in Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 1-4. She presented the world premiere of "Five Egyptian Folk Songs" by Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh. She also presented a work by A.P. Pradel, and selected improvisations on African-American spirituals by Myrna. She accompanied an African-American soprano in a program of music by African-American composers.

Welcome, New Staff Members

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

Peter Lim, coordinator of global involvement in The Perkins Center
Stephanie Malin, registration coordinator in Student Academic Services
Lauren Servias, accompanist in the music department
Rebecca Taylor, program assistant in Safety and Security


Image Journal, Glen Workshop Featured on PBS

Image journal and the recent Glen Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, were featured in “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly," a national public television program produced by WNET in New York. The segment was recorded at last month's Glen Workshop, which centered on the theme “God of the Desert: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through the Prism of Art." The entire script of the story, plus the video (in Real and Windows Media) can be accessed at the PBS website. More

Campbell Quoted in Seattle P-I

Director of Residence Life Kimberlee Campbell was quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on August 23 in a story titled “College Freshman Meeting Face to Facebook." Read the story online. More

Staub's Opinion Piece in Kansas City Star

An opinion piece by SPU adjunct faculty member Dick Staub titled “When film becomes the window to our souls" was published in the Kansas City Star on August 27. Read the article online. More


Welcome, Ailsa Lynnae!

Andrea Ide, campus program coordinator in Student Programs and her husband, Andy, celebrated July 4 by welcoming baby Ailsa Lynnae. (Ailsa is pronounced Ale-sa.) Coming into the world at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and 19.5 inches in length, Ailsa made her mark by surprising her parents three weeks early. Mom and dad are adjusting well, although the fact that Ailsa sleeps through the night already doesn't hurt! (Select the link for a picture of Ailsa and Buddy the cat.) More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
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/Budget Manager, School of Theology
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Graduate Program Manager, School of Education
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Program Coordinator, Career Development Center
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Student Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
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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