Monday, June 2, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Offices Closed During Ivy Cutting June 6

SPU's annual Ivy Cutting ceremony is Friday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. Offices will be closed so that staff may attend the ceremony.

Student Leaders Honored

On May 22, Student Programs had the distinct honor of celebrating the student leaders on our campus. It is these students and groups that help create the rich and vibrant community we are able to enjoy here at SPU! As part of the event, awards are given to leaders, organizations, and clubs who have had a significant impact on campus over the past year. Please join us in congratulating and extending gratitude to the winners and to all of our different student leaders, organizations, and clubs.

Outstanding Program of the Year: Discover SPRINT
Outstanding Advisor of the Year: J.J. Kissinger
Outstanding Club of the Year: Sophia
Outstanding Organization of the Year: group
Outstanding New Student Leader: Cory Deppe
Outstanding Servant Scholar: Patrick Nygren

Do You Commute From South of I-405?

Commuters who regularly drive to Seattle along the I-5 corridor from south of I-405 are invited to participate in a research study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). To be eligible, participants must make the majority of their commute trips by personal vehicle, carpool, *or* vanpool and not by bus *or* rail. The study includes two parts.

1) a two-hour focus group on Saturday, June 21
2) a two-week trip log

Participants will receive $150 for completing the study. If you are interested in participating, please call 1-888-334-4898 *or* email Please include your name, phone number, and the best times to reach you. This study is being conducted by Westat, a professional research firm, on behalf of the FHA.

Spring Quarter Grades Due June 16

Spring grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside Demaray Hall 151), mailed, **or** faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before June 16, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading **or** meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 **or** at

Participate in Exploration of Missionary Kid Repatriation

This summer, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos is leading a team of researchers exploring the repatriation experiences of college-age, repatriated, missionary kids (MKs). The research team will interview 12-18 MKs and those who support them (e.g., parents/guardians, missionary-sending organizations, Mu Kappa sponsors). To be eligible for the study, MKs should currently be between the ages of 18 and 27. MKs should have spent at least three *or* more years at an international missionary assignment, and have returned to the United States not more than two years prior to the age of 18 (*or* two years prior to attending college). This research project has been approved by SPU''s institutional review board (IRB # 070802055) through May 29, 2009. If you, and/*or* others you know, would like to be part of this project, contact Lynette immediately at lhbi You need not be in the Seattle area to participate. While there will be individual interviews and focus groups held on the SPU campus, the researchers will also conduct interviews on the phone and via the Internet.

Fiscal Year-end Reminder: Stationery Orders

If your department needs to order SPU stationery in the fiscal year 2007-08, the order must be placed by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17 (new date). This will ensure delivery and invoicing by June 27. Memo pads are processed on the last Tuesday of each month, so memo pad orders placed in June will not be delivered until July 7. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Pet Photo of the Week

“The Fac/Staff Bulletin published Ed White's photo when we took him in as a ‘street cat' with his sister in 2007. I thought you might like this photo – maybe want to use it next fall as election approaches? The button was provided by our students' Political Union club, and they might not mind a plug too!" Kathleen Braden, professor of geography. Select the link for a larger photo of Ed. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Moves to Summer Schedule

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer. 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, June 5. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 9.


Farewell Reception for Bob Grams June 5

Bob Grams, SPU's head athletic trainer, will be honored at a farewell reception on Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the Falcon Club Lounge. All faculty and staff are invited. For 32 years, Bob served with tremendous skill tending to the physical well-being and occasional “repair" of injured athletes. He has flown on hundreds of road trips, used many miles of wrapping tape, and visited most of the states in the union in his role. Please help the Athletics Department thank this wonderful Christian colleague for his dedicated and exemplary service to our community.

Thoburn, Students Chair Symposium

Recently, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn, along with doctoral students Zeba Ahmad, Jake Bentley, Kristen Perry, and Meghan McBreary, chaired the symposium "Psychological Effects of Man-Made Disasters of Children Worldwide" at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Irvine, California. Papers presented during the symposium included "The Impact of T rauma and Displacement on the Psychological Wellbeing of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children Worldwide", "The Psychological Effects of Genocide on Children Globally", "The Psychological Effects of War and Political Violence on Children Globally", and "The Psychological Effects of Terrorism on Children Worldwide."

Quek''s Article Published

Karen Quek, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, is the first author of a published article titled "Reshaping Marital Power: How Dual-Career Newlywed Couples Create Equality in Singapore" in the Journal of Social and Interpersonal Relations, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 513-534.

Finch, Gatlin, Ward Attend Research Conference

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) forum was held in Seattle, May 25-28, and was attended by Jerry Finch, director of institutional research, Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, and Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management. In addition, Jerry served as the local-arrangements chair for the largest AIR conference in history (more than 1,700 attendees from across the United States and more than 100 countries).

Capp Book Signing at Elliott Bay Book Company

Adjunct music faculty member Myrna Capp and her daughter, Kristin, will be at Elliott Bay Book Company for a book signing and author presentation on Sunday, June 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Myrna and Kristin (photographer) are the co-authors of Keeping the Embers Alive: Musicians of Zimbabwe. Myrna will read interviews with Zimbabwean musicians and will present images from the new publication. The book was published by Africa World Press and The Red Sea Press. Elliott Bay Book Company is located in Pioneer Square at 101 South Main Street and First Avenue. For more information, visit the website. More

Ferreiro's Article Published

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro's article titled "De prohibitione carnis: Meat Abstention and the Priscillianists" was published in Zeitschrift fur Antikes Christentum 11, 3 (2007) 448-462. Priscillian and his followers were accused of holding Manichaean views that informed their meat abstention. This article for the first time explores the topic in depth. It concludes that the charge was nothing more than a rumor, and that Priscillianists held to a monastic-orthodox view of meat abstention.

Woodward Presents “History of Baseball"

At the regular spring meeting of the Northwest chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) on May 17 in Seattle, Professor of History Bill Woodward presented a chart summarizing the course organization he uses in his University Seminar on “The History of Baseball." He solicited expert comment on his content for the most recent decades, generating an interesting and helpful discussion. Assistant Professor of Theology Doug Koskela also attended.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Melissa Eller, administrative assistant, Seattle Pacific Foundation
Kay-Lynn Wild, administrative assistant, Seattle Pacific Foundation


Heritage Featured in News Tribune

Longtime Falcon Track and Field Coach Doris Heritage, who is retiring after 30 years, was featured in the sports section in the Tacoma News Tribune on June 2. More

Feldman, Students Featured in The Enterprise

Professor of Art Roger Feldman and students in his Art 2722 class were featured in a front page story in the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Enterprise. The students were asked to design and install complimentary sculptures in three adjoining properties in the Innis Arden neighborhood in Shoreline. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant *or* Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Management
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant (Two positions) *or* Associate Professor of Sociology
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 Assistant II, Finance
Assistant Director for Research and Systems, Advancement Services
Assistant Gymnastics Coach/Assistant Director of Falcon Gymnastics Center, Athletics
Custodian II, Facility Management
Head Athletic Trainer, Athletics
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Operations Coordinator-Center for Profession Education, School of Education
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Stores Manager, Building Maintenance
Student Financial Services representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
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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