Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


MLKJr. Chapel on Jan. 22

The SPU Gospel Choir and special guest University of Washington Associate Professor in Acting and Directing Valerie Curtis-Newton will lead the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel on Tuesday, January 22, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Alumnus of the Year Honored in Homecoming Chapel

The 2008 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Samuel Lin '65, will be the guest speaker for the Homecoming Celebration Chapel on Thursday, January 24, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Lin was the former assistant surgeon general under renowned Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. He also won numerous awards in his 20-plus years of public service. Read more about him. More

Library Hosts SPU-Author Readings

Don't miss “Thursday Food for Thought," brought to you by the SPU Library. Bring a brown-bag lunch to the Library Reading Room each Thursday and hear SPU authors read from their latest books. A question-and-answer time follows, and copies will be available for purchase. During Winter Quarter, the series runs January 17–February 21, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Visit the website for more information. More

“Thursday Food for Thought" on Jan. 24: Professor Rick Steele and Senior Alissa Walter

On January 24, Professor Rick Steele and senior Alissa Walter team up to read from I've Been Wondering: Conversations With Young Theologians, a collection of email exchanges between Steele and his students about Christian faith and ethics. “Thursday Food for Thought" is a brown-bag lunch event held in the Library Reading Room, 12:30-1:15 p.m. A question-and-answer time will follow, and copies will be available for purchase.

Faculty, Staff Invited to “Row and Run"

Faculty and staff are invited to join the SPU crew and running team in the annual “Row and Run" on Saturday, January 26, at 8 a.m. This annual tradition involves the varsity crew on the water racing runners, joggers, or walkers on the land. (Runners can take any route they choose to beat the crew.) The "competition" also includes varsity athletes versus alumni, and an “Estimate Your Time" competition. Prizes will be awarded at a brunch in Falcon Lounge following the event. The competition starts at 8 a.m. behind the University of Washington Medical Building on the canal (runners can catch a van ride to the start line by meeting at 7:15 a.m. sharp at Royal Brougham Pavilion). The run is approximately 3.5 miles from the University of Washington to Third Avenue West and West Nickerson on the bike path (depending on the route you choose). All runners, friends, family, pets, and baby joggers are welcome to join. For more information, contact SPU athletics at 206-281-2880 or Cross Country and Track and Field Assistant Coach Erika Daligcon or dalige@spu.edu.

Thalia Symphony in Concert

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, continues its 59th season with a concert of Russian romantic music on Saturday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. The concert features works by renowned Russian composers, including Sergey Rakhmaninov's “Piano Concerto No. 1 in f# minor, Op. 1," Julius Covus' “Violin Concerto in e minor," and Mikhail Glinka's “Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila." The symphony is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. Cost is $15 for general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call the Thalia Box Office at 206-281-2048.

Virtual Synchronous Classroom Presentation

On Thursday, January 31, the winners of the 2006-07 SPU Teaching and Technology grant will share their experiences facilitating a virtual synchronous classroom (VSC), which allows students who are off campus to participate in an on-campus class in real-time. The system also allows students worldwide to view recorded class sessions immediately after the class is finished. The presentation takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 246. The presenters are faculty members Melanie Plett, Ryan LaBrie, Elaine Scott, Don Peter, Jeff Van Duzer, and Brad Gjerding. The presentation will introduce faculty to Adobe Connect (which is available on campus as a limited resource) and how it might be useful in their classes and departments (distance learning/teaching, distance office hours, group interaction for remote students, recording class sessions for students who miss class for an excusable reason, etc). The benefits, challenges, setup details, financial and other costs associated with VSC will also be explained. For more information, contact the Director of Instructional Technology Services David Wicks at 206-281-2290.

Stephen Newby in Concert at The Triple Door

A special concert celebrating 15 years of gospel, jazz, blues, and classical compositions performed by Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby will be held Sunday, February 3, at 7 p.m. at The Triple Door. The performance will feature Newby's world premiere of “Songs for Rosa" in honor of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, as well as songs from his new CD, “We Have a Home." Gerry Marsh, director of the SPU Wind Symphony, will be the guest conductor. Guest performances include adjunct music faculty member Catherine Haight, the Salomon Sisters, Huron Breaux, Triiiune, the Cole Brothers, and James Caddell. The Triple Door is located at 2216 Union Street, beneath Wild Ginger Restaurant, across from Benaroya Hall. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by phone at 206-838-4333, at www.tripledoor.com, or at the door. For more information, call 206-281-3415.

Recycle Old Central Copying Service Forms

If you have old forms used at the Central Copying Center, such as Kinkos or FedEx forms, please recycle them. You can get new forms by calling Site Manager Josh Saint Jacque at 206-281-2622. Thank you for your help.

Summer Requests for Camp Casey

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff can make an online request for a Summer 2008 reservation in one of the Victorian-style officers' houses at SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center, located on historical beach property on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses, once part of the coastal military fortress known as Fort Casey, are available for personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of a house for you and your guests, access to the outdoor swimming pool, gym, beach, and other amenities at the conference center. Enjoy the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey, as well as the nearby towns of Coupeville and Port Townsend. All requests are for stays between June 16 and September 14. Please indicate five date choices on your request. The deadline to make a reservation request is February 15. Results will be available by March 15. Due to high demand and the “Casey Point system" for summer requests, it's unlikely for a faculty or staff member to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. But you are encouraged to submit a request every January to get placed on the summer waiting list. Please direct any questions to Conference Center Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at maraliej@spu.edu, or call 866-661-6604. To see photos and to make your online reservations, visit the Camp Casey website. More

Exercise Science Majors Can Help You Get in Shape

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to offer a variety of services to help faculty and staff with physical activity and fitness goals. Services range from instruction on a single exercise or physical fitness component to a complete fitness assessment and personal training. Students can also help find ways to work health-enhancing physical activity into daily tasks. To take advantage of this free service and help students earn practicum credit, please stop by the Physical Education and Exercise Science Office in Brougham Pavilion, or call 206-281-2081 and tell the receptionist what kind of service you desire. A record of your request will be made, and a student will contact you within a week to set up an appointment.

Inclement Weather Coming?

The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or running late due to inclement weather is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800, or visit the SPU home page. The phone line and home page will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

SPU Theatre Presents “HONK!" This Week

SPU's Theatre Department will present HONK!, a delightful musical comedy adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, January 24-26, and January 31-February 2 in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. will be January 26 and February 2. The musical is an 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. 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 kfeldman@spu.edu. 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 kfeldman@spu.edu. For more information on the Players, visit the website. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here is a photo of my Border Collie, Barclay, who is more than 4 years old and very active. He runs, hikes, climbs, and snowshoes with me. Barclay has been to the summit of Mt. Adams and the rim of Mt. St. Helens. Later this month he'll do his first two-night winter campout near Snoqualmie Pass with me and a group of friends." Donald Summers, clinical lecturer, School of Business and Economics. Select the link for a larger picture of Barclay. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu.

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 Deadline

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 fsb-editor@spu.edu or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 24. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, January 28.


Going Away Party for Daphne Romano

After 26 years of service, Finance Office Accounting Assistant Daphne Romano is leaving SPU. A farewell party for her will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2-3 p.m. in the Staff Lounge on the third floor of Weter Hall.

Webb, Alumni Publish Article

An article by Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Marcia Webb, along with SPU alumni Dawn Heisler ‘06, Steve Call ‘96, Sarah Chickering ‘07, and Trina Colburn ‘06, was recently published in Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. The title of their manuscript was "Psychological Maltreatment: Its Relationship to Shame, Guilt, and Depression."

Krentz's Article Published

Ursula Krentz, assistant professor of psychology, together with David Corina of University of California-Davis, announces the publication of their paper titled "Preference for Language in Early Infancy: The Human Language Bias Is Not Speech Specific" in Developmental Science, Volume 11:1.

Welcome New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information is available through the SPU White Pages.

Nicole Blanco, administrative assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences
Nathan Daligcon as a new assistant men's soccer coach
Rachael Zion, security officer, Safety and Security


Fritzberg's Op-Ed in Seattle P-I

An opinion piece by Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on January 17. In his piece, Fritzberg addresses the role of K-12 education in American democracy. Read it online. More


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in History
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
School of Health Sciences positions
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 and Data Management Assistant, Information and Data Management
Career Counselor (.5), Career Development Center
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Nurse Practitioner, Health Services
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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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