Monday, January 28, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Quarter Registration

Registration for Spring 2008 Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will want to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 11. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 25. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

“Thursday Food for Thought" on Jan. 31. Response Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet

On January 31, Response contributing editor Jeffrey Overstreet reads from Auralia's Colors, his new fantasy adventure about an oppressed kingdom and the extraordinary artist who overturns it. “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. More

Supporting People with HIV/AIDS: A New Orleans Experience

The SPU community is invited to hear the story of how St. John #5 Faith Church in New Orleans is responding with outreach and prevention efforts to persons and families dealing with HIV and AIDS. Guest speakers Pastor Bruce, and Deborah and Tamachia Davenport will talk about their experiences on Thursday, February 7, 2-3:20 p.m. in Bertona 3. Their talk is part of Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz's class, “Community and Family Health Nursing Theory."

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures Jan 29-31, Feb 5-7, Feb 11-13

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, January 29-31, February 5-7, and February 11-13. The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems. SDOT's contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to Nickerson Street and Fourth Avenue North) every 20 to 30 minutes.

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, or at the door. For more information, call 206-281-3415.

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, 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.

Final Week to see “HONK!"

SPU's Theatre Department will present HONK!, a delightful musical comedy adaptation of The Ugly Duckling, January 31-February 2 in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. There is a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on 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

University Players Traveling to 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

Pet Photo of the Week

“My dog's name is ‘Zucchero,' which means sugar in Italian. I think that is perfect for him because he is a white French Poodle and he is very nice and sweet with everybody, even with people that he doesn't know. He is almost 2 years old. He is a very optimistic dog, and is always moving his tail to say ‘hello' to people. When he sees children, he wants to play with them. He loves to play with his best friend, our black cat ‘Nero.' When Zucchero came to the house, he was a puppy and Nero was older, so they became good friends and learned to live together. Zucchero lives in Costa Rica with my family. He is a very intelligent, sensible, and lovely dog with a big heart of sugar." Emilie Daniel, adjunct professor of French. Select the link for a larger picture of Zucchero. More

We REALLY Need 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 (and they don't have to be a cat or dog!) 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 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 or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 31. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, February 4.


Castelo's Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo titled “A Crisis in God-talk? The Bible and Theopathy" was published in Theology (November/December 2007). The article surveys the biblical and historical difficulty and challenge of speaking of God in affective terms.

Pratt, Colleagues Complete Third Edition of Textbook

Assistant Professor of Biology Charlotte Pratt, in collaboration with Donald Voet of the University of Pennsylvania and Judith Voet of Swarthmore College, completed the third edition of the textbook Fundamentals of Biochemistry. The book was published in December by John Wiley & Sons.

Edwards' Chapter Published

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards announces the publication of a book chapter, "Inclusion, Values, and Alliances: She Has to Quit," in a book for supervisors titled Critical Incidents in Clinical Supervision (Tyson, Culbreth, & Harrington, 2008).

Gallagher's Book Review in Books & Culture

A book review by Professor of English Susan Gallagher appeared in the January/February issue of Books & Culture. She reviews the new book by Nigerian prize-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled Half of a Yellow Sun. Read the review online. More

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.

Eric Hardwick, customer service specialist, Casey Conference Center
Jason LeBlanc, multi-skilled trades, Casey Conference Center


Davis on KING-TV

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was a special guest on the public affairs TV show “King 5 News Up Front With Robert Mak" on January 20. The segment was titled "Where Did the Republicans Go?" Watch the segment online. More

Sink Quoted in Statesman Journal

Professor of Education Chris Sink was quoted in a column in the Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) about teaching diversity to children. Read the story online. More


Former Bookstore Textbook Manager Dies

Sarah Graves Fitzpatrick, former textbook manager at the SPU bookstore, passed away on January 7 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. A memorial service was held January 26. You can read more about Sarah, or sign the online guest book, by visiting the online obituary. 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
School of Health Sciences positions
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 Management
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

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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