Monday, February 11, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Winter 2008 Census Information Available

The winter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view the autumn and winter censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information emerging on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

Undergraduate Academic Counselors in Student Academic Services will accept drop-in appointments with students during the Spring Quarter initial registration period on a first-come, first-serve basis. These brief meetings are intended for students who have already met with their faculty advisor, but still have unresolved Spring Quarter 2008 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Faculty and staff who are working with students in these situations are encouraged to tell them about the drop-in appointments. Drop-ins will take place Wednesday, February 13, and Friday, February 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling Office in Demaray Hall 120.

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

Campus Closed for Presidents Day

SPU will be closed on Monday, February 18, in honor of Presidents Day.

Forum on Feb. 12: How One Man Engages Business as a Christian Mission in China

“John C." is founder and president of a company in Shanghai, China. After becoming a Christian two years ago, he leveraged his business platform to start a non-governmental organization to provide and improve medical care in rural areas in China. The International Business Awareness Club and the John Perkins Center invite you to come hear his story at a special forum on Tuesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, room 127.

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 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

“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.

“Thursday Food for Thought:" Response Senior Writer Clint Kelly

On February 14, senior writer for Response magazine Clint Kelly reads from Echo, his latest thriller in which a team of people race the clock to find a deaf boy lost in the Cascade Mountains. “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

Women Faculty, Staff Offered Discount at Curves

Curves, a women-only workout facility located three blocks east of campus on Nickerson Street, is offering a corporate discount rate for women faculty and staff. The monthly rate is $34 (instead of the regular price of $44), as well as a sign up fee of $39 rather than the full price of $149. Curves is a facility designed specifically for women that allows a full body workout through strength training, aerobics, and flexibility training in a 30-minute circuit. Full continuous training and circuit trainers are part of the program. Curves also offers a weight management program, as well as a full line of workout clothing and nutritional supplements. (Scholarships may be available at Curves. Ask for Jennie at 206-281-7115.) Please be encouraged to stop by, take a look inside, and try it out free for a week. For more information, visit the Human Resources website. More

Children's Book and College Textbook Drive

SPU's Mortar Board is collecting new and used children's books and 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 Donations will be accepted through Spring Quarter by contacting Megan or dropping them off in a box in the lobby of Otto Miller Hall.

Wind Symphony in Concert Feb. 22

On Friday, February 22, SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert features Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's “Finlandia," a tumultuous and serene musical composition. The concert is free. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Night of Worship Feb. 24

On Sunday, February 24, the Office of University Ministries presents a “Night of Worship" at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The event features speakers, worship leaders, and musicians from a variety of local churches for a multicultural, multigenerational, and ecumenical experience. Eugene Cho, pastor of Quest Church in Interbay, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 206-281-2966.

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 is Thursday, February 14, at 1 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 109.

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures 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 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 Due Feb. 15

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

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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is my dog, Luke, who is 2 years old. Our heat went out on Christmas Eve, and wasn't repaired until the December 26. The photo is of Luke is in his Christmas-gift coat, huddled for warmth in his crate. We enjoyed our Dickensonian Christmas, but hope not to have to sleep with coats on again soon!" Christie Eppler, associate professor of school counseling. Select the link for a larger picture of Luke. More

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 14. Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published on Tuesday, February 19.


Walhout's Book Review Published

A book review by Professor of English Mark Walhout appeared in the January/February issue of Books & Culture. He reviewed Mischa Berlinksi's novel Fieldwork.

Wilson, Alumni Publish Article

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Beverly Wilson, along with SPU alumni Siobhan Fernandes-Richards ‘07, Darla Capetillo ‘98, Cyrena Aarskog ‘02, and Teresa Osborn ‘93 recently published "The Emotion Regulation Skills of Boys With Developmental Delays: Relations to Their Social Problems With Peers" in the journal, Early Education and Development.

Krienke, Colleague Publish Paper

Karl Krienke, professor emeritus of physics, and Paul Hodge, University of Washington professor emeritus of astronomy, have published a second paper on their research on open star clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy in the refereed journal, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (Jan. 2008). They identified and measured photometrically 287 clusters using “advanced camera for surveys" on the Hubble Space Telescope. They analyzed ages and disruption rates.

Edwards Testifies Before Senate Committee

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, testified on January 24 before a Washington State Senate committee hearing in support of a registered counselors bill. The bill, submitted by Governor Christine Gregoire, would protect the public by developing categories for registered counselors in education, training, and experience, as well as services provided. Presently, there are 18,000 registered counselors in Washington with varied education, training, experience, and supervision. Edwards currently serves as past-president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, having recently completed a two-year term as president. He was an invited member on the Legislative Work Group this past summer to address the lack of criteria to obtain a registered counselor credential in our state. He co-created a report used as the basis for the governor's legislation, currently before the Senate as Senate Bill 6456 and before the House of Representatives as House Bill 2674. As with all legislation, the political process is collaborative as well as ever changing. Contact Edwards with any questions or for the latest information on the status of the legislation at, or visit and search under the bill number.


Davis on, KOMO-AM, and KING-TV

During the week of February 4, Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed on KING-TV (Channel 5), KOMO radio (1000 AM), and about the upcoming Washington state primary and caucuses. Read the story online. More

Wolfe Interviewed for National Catholic Reporter

Writer in residence and editor of Image journal Gregory Wolfe was interviewed in the February 8 edition of National Catholic Reporter. Read the story 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
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

Accounting Technician II, Finance
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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