Monday, November 26, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Advent Chapel Nov. 27

Pastor Sarah France of Morning Star Lutheran Church is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, November 27, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

SPU Acting on AIDS Events for World AIDS Day

SPU students are hosting several on-campus events for World AIDS Day on December 1.
All these events are free and open to the SPU community.

Thursday, November 29: Film showing of Angels in the Dust at 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150
Friday, November 30: Day-long “Lives Are on the Line" vigil in Martin Square for children orphaned due to AIDS. SPU community members are encouraged to walk up to Bethany Presbyterian Church on top of Queen Anne to go through the interactive “AIDS Experience," which explores the life of HIV/AIDS victims in Africa.
Saturday, December 1: Benefit concert in Weter Hall, 7-10 p.m. This is a free concert with food and drinks, lots of great SPU artists, and information about HIV/AIDS around the world.

Falcon Sports

The men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week, and the women's soccer team plays in the NCAA Division II Final Four. Visit the Falcons website for all the latest information. More

Jazz Concert Nov. 27

Don't miss a great evening of music with SPU's Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. The ensemble is directed by Bill Park. The concert is free and handicap accessible.

SPU's Annual “Tradition" Nov. 30

“Tradition" is an annual event produced by the Student Union Board. The SPU community and the general public are invited to this free, family event on Friday, November 30, 7-10 p.m., in Tiffany Loop. Enjoy carolers, sleigh rides, treats, pictures with Santa, and a presentation of the Christmas story.

Looking for the Perfect Christmas gift? How About HONK! Tickets?

Tickets to SPU's Theatre Department's production of HONK!, a delightful musical comedy adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, will make a unique and affordable gift for anyone on your list. Friends, family, and extended family will enjoy this award-winning version of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale of being different, growing up, leaving the nest, and finding home. Tickets are $12 for general admission, and $10 for seniors and students. HONK! runs Thursday through Saturday, January 24-26, and January 31-February 2. For tickets, call 206-281-2959, or visit the McKinley Box Office website. More

Do You Have Family or Friends in Eastern Washington?

The SPU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will tour Eastern Washington and surrounding areas during Spring Break, March 15-18, 2008. The choirs are now arranging bookings for their tour. If you have friends or families in the Eastern Washington area, please ask them if they would like to have the choirs perform in their church or school, or if they would be willing to provide a homestay for some of the students. For more information, contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or To learn more about the Concert Choir, visit the website. More

Do You Have Family or Friends in Northern California?

University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, will visit Northern California during Spring Break, March 15-20, 2008. If you have friends or families in the Bay Area, please ask them if they would like to have the Players perform in their church or school, or if they would be willing to provide a homestay for some of the students. For more information, contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or For more information on the Players, visit the website. More

Christmas Celebration With the Eatons

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton request the gift of your company at a Christmas Celebration for all SPU faculty, staff, and spouse or guest on Tuesday, December 4, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at their home, Hillford House, located at 600 West Dravus Street and across the street from Ashton Hall. Please RSVP to Mindy in the Office of the President at, or 206-281-2111, or by returning the RSVP card that you received in the mail at your home address.

New Hospital Sketches on Display at Art Center Gallery

Local artist Craig Rizzo's latest work is now on display in an art show titled “Chapel: Process Sketches, St. Anthony Hospital" at the SPU Art Gallery. The exhibition includes development sketches (ink and pencil on tracing paper) for the chapel in the new St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, which will open in early 2009. The chapel will be nestled in a wooded hillside overlooking adjacent waterways, with references to native natural context and subtle references to the maritime. Originally from Los Angeles, Rizzo recently relocated to the Seattle area from Phoenix, and works for a local architectural office. The show will run until December 7. The SPU Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 206-281-2079.

Staff Bible Study

Discover what it means to be a grace-filled person in the workplace, in your home, and beyond. Staff Council member Deb Nondorf from the Office of University Ministries will be leading a weekly Bible study for SPU staff members this quarter. Using The Companions in Christ series, Deb will focus on the book The Way of Grace, which looks at eight biblical characters who discover God's grace through their encounters with Jesus. The Bible study meets on Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. in Bertona classroom #5. If you have questions, contact Deb at

Women's Soccer Team in Semifinals Nov. 29

The SPU women's soccer team will play in the NCAA Division II semifinals on Thursday, November 29, at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Alabama. They hold the nation's longest winning streak in collegiate women's soccer at 22 games. Follow the Falcons as they head national championships! More

Pet Photo of the Week

“The first picture is of ‘Boo Bear,' who is Tonkinese and was 4 months old in this photo. Tonkinese is a blend of Siamese and Burmese. Boo Bear is such a character – if you throw a toy he will fetch it and bring it back, he leaps from the floor up chest high into your arms when he wants your attention, plus he uses his paws like hands and gets into everything (we had to put magnetic closures on all of our cabinets). If something is missing, chances are Boo Bear has hidden it under the refrigerator. The second picture (select the link) is from May 2006 when our son, Jack, was 3 months old. The cat on the left is ‘Smoochers.' She is a Tabby Siamese mix, who is now 8 years old. Boo Bear is on the right. In this picture they still had not completely decided how they felt about the new addition to our house, but as you can tell from the photo, he looks and smells pretty interesting." Jenifer Phelan, education and remote services librarian, and Greg Phelan, associate professor of chemistry. More

Send Us Some Pet Photos

Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the SPU home page under “Online Services." This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Publication Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursday. 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, November 29. The next publication date is Monday, December 3.


Eppler's Article Published

Christie Eppler, associate professor of school counseling, is co-author of an article titled "Internships for Future Faculty: Meeting the Career Goals of the Next Generation of Educators in Marriage and Family Therapy." The article has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Grauf-Grounds Receives Award

The School of Psychology, Family and Community is pleased to announce that Claudia Grauf-Grounds, chair and associate professor of marriage and family therapy, has been recognized as the “2007 Supervisor of the Year" by the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She will formally receive the award in March. Congratulations, Claudia!

Davis Publishes Book

Reed Davis, chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography, will publish his book, "Raymond Aron and the Politics of Understanding," with Louisiana State University Press. Publication is set for next fall.


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
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

Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Associate Director/Director, Center for Integrity in Business, School of Business and Economics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs, Office of Student Life
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Professional Education Operations Coordinator, Center for Professional Education
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Transportation Worker, Building Maintenance
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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