Monday, February 4, 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

European Studies Symposium February 12-14

SPU's 25th annual European Studies Symposium titled “Changes" will be held February 12-14 on campus. Kicking off the symposium will be Associate Professor of European Studies Michael Ziemann giving a lecture on Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room titled "Village Razed, Rebels Beheaded: How Imperial Rome Suppressed the Bar Kokhba Uprising and Created Palestina." The keynote address will be given by SPU alumna and former director of undergraduate admissions Jennifer Kenney '91 on Wednesday, February 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Her address, titled, “A Witness to Change: Germany 1989," will recount her study-abroad trip to Germany at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The symposium also includes Foreign Languages and Literatures students presenting research papers on the changing landscape of Europe. Visit the website for more details. More

Kramlich, Swan in Concert

Adjunct professors of music Robert Swan and Dan Kramlich will present a piano recital on Wednesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre. Swan will perform Mozart's variations on “Unser dummer Pobel meint," and “Grand Sonata No. 1 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 11" by Robert Schumann. Kramlich and his colleagues will perform selections for jazz trio. The event is free.

“Thursday Food for Thought" on Feb. 7. Professor of English Doug Thorpe

On February 7, Professor of English Doug Thorpe explores “the wild truth" in his book Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness and the Sacred. “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

Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 6

The Office of University Ministries will hold an Ash Wednesday Service on February 6 at 12:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The theme for the service is “Bones You Have Crushed," based on Psalm 51. The SPU community is invited to attend.

Covenant House Community Forum

Covenant House is an agency that serves homeless and runaway youth under the age of 21 and provides comprehensive services to the youth who come to their crisis centers. Faith Community is a full-time volunteer program at Covenant House where people have the opportunity to serve full-time, live in community with other volunteers, and share in daily prayer and reflection with the other volunteers in their community house. Volunteers can serve for three, six, or 12 months. To learn more, attend a special forum on Thursday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Book Drive for Kenyan Library

SPU's Mortar Board is collecting new and used children's books and college textbooks for a library in Kenya. The book drive takes place February 11-15, which is also “Mortar Board Week." Look for the Mortar Board tables in front of Gwinn Commons and the SUB during the lunch and dinner hours. Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. For more information, contact Megan Wrightman at

“Humor From the Ancient World." Marston Lecture With Professor Owen Ewald

Humor from the ancient world is the subject of the 2008 C. May Marston Lecture by Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald. The lecture titled, “What Are You Laughing At? Humor From the Ancient World" will take place on Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 on the SPU campus. Professor Ewald will explore what counted as comedy in the ancient Greco-Roman world, looking at both the practice and theory of getting laughs with the aid of comic playwrights, orators, and philosophers.

Perkins Center Event Series: Healing for Cambodia – The Killing Fields

Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed 1.5 million Cambodians. The Perkins Center is hosting a viewing of the movie The Killing Fields, based on the tragic events in Cambodia in the late ‘70s, on Friday, February 8, 7 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. This event is free.

Perkins Center Event Series: "Beyond Charity," Forum on Reconciliation and Diversity Initiative

Join the staff of the John Perkins Center for the second of three forums exploring Christian community development and reconciliation on the SPU campus, in our local community, and around the world. The forum will be held Thursday, February 14, 1 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 109. The third forum will be held February 28.

ASSP Hosts Interdenominational Reconciliation Forum

The Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP) will host an Interdenominational Reconciliation Forum featuring local religious leaders on Monday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The goal of the forum is to increase dialogue about the state of Christianity, the role of denominations, and characteristics within the worldwide church. Participating in the forum are Pastor Richard Dahlstrom from Bethany Community Church, Father Tom Tsagalakis from Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, and Matt Messner from Eastside Foursquare Church. This event is free. For more information, call 206-281-2494.

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 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, 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.

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 early 20th 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. Both will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

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

“This is Tank – so named due to his considerable girth. He tips (or maybe flattens) the scale at 22 pounds. I adopted him from my mom when she went into senior care. He was a little spoiled. His favorite hobby is sleeping. He may look chubby, but inside he is a sleek, fast moving cat. He puts his ears back to help his aerodynamics and can run full throttle for at least a good 10 feet or so. Then it is nap time. That's my Tank!" Debbie Wysomierski, associate graduate director, School of Business and Economics. Select the link for a larger picture of Tank. 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, February 7. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, February 11.


Mezulis' Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis and colleagues J.S. Hyde and L.Y. Abramson was recently published in the journal, Developmental Psychology. The title of the manuscript was "The Developmental Origins of Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression: Temperament, Parenting, and Negative Life Events in Childhood as Contributors to Negative Cognitive Style."

Alec Hill Visits Campus

The School of Business is delighted to welcome back to campus Alec Hill, former professor and dean. Alec is now the President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and makes his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Come greet Alec in the McKenna Hall Conference Room on Friday, February 8, noon-12:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Segall's Article Published

An article by Associate Professor of English Kimberly Segall titled "Inter-generational Trauma and Exile in the Persepolis Series" was published by Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (Duke University Press Journal, 28:1, Winter 2008). Segall also presented a paper at the international conference on Middle East Studies in Montreal, Canada, on November 17 titled "Heteroglossic Voices: Heather Raffo's Portraits of Iraqi Women."

Welcome, Monica

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Monica Holmer as the new administration assistant and data assistant in Information and Data Management.


Davis on KOMO-AM

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed on KOMO radio (AM 1000) on January 29 about the upcoming Washington state primary and caucuses.

Newby's Gospel Music Workshop Featured in The Herald

A gospel music workshop led by Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby was featured in The Herald (Everett, Washington) on February 2. 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, Physical Education and Exercise Science (.5), College of Arts and Sciences
Career Counselor (.5), Career Development Center
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Nurse Practitioner, Health Services
Office Assistant/Contract Coordinator (.2), School of Health Sciences
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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