Monday, July 21, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


University Communications Closed July 21–23

The Office of University Communications will be closed for in-house organization and planning, July 21–23. Although the office will be closed, the UC staff will be on site and available in emergencies. In the case of an emergency, call Office Manager Julia Weir at 206-281-2051, and she will connect you with the appropriate staff member. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause any delays. Please call your communications specialist *or* Julia if you have questions *or* concerns. Thank you for helping us prepare for a new academic year!

SFS Closed August 8

Student Financial Services will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 8, for their annual summer office retreat. The office will re-open on Monday, August 11. If you have any questions, call 206-281-2061.

Campus Events for 2008–09?

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to campus lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 45,000 alumni, parents, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2008–09 academic year, especially for Autumn and Winter Quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

Perkins Center Announces Summer Speakers Series

Share a meal with colleagues at a local restaurant while hearing inspirational journeys of local Christian community development and ministry leaders as part of the John Perkins Center Summer Speakers Series, July 8–August 19. The events are:
Tuesday, July 22: Lina Thompson with YES Foundation (Mexican restaurant in White Center)
Tuesday, August 5: Harvey Drake with Urban Impact (Ethiopian restaurant in Rainier Valley)
Tuesday, August 19: Hala Mana''o with New Horizons (Restaurant TBD in Belltown)
Faculty and staff are invited to come to one *or* all of these events. Meet at the SUB at 5 p.m. to carpool to the restaurant. Bring cash to pay for your meal (about $15). RSVP to Erin Hitchcock, assistant director of the Perkins Center, at More

Is Gwinn Commons Open?

To find out the summer hours for Gwinn Commons, check the SPU Campus Master Calendar. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

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, July 31. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, August 4.


Fitch''s Article Published

An article written by Associate Professor in Biology Cindy Fitch and SPU alumnus Steven Bair ''07 titled “To Be **or** Not to Be: A Comparative Study of Factors That Influence Commitment to Career Choice Among Pre-health Students" was recently published in The Advisor: The Journal of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Vol. 28 No 2, June 2008, pages 18–30.

Braden's Article Published

An article written by Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden titled “The Fate of Wilderness Reserves in Russia" has been published in the August 2008 issue of the International Journal of Wilderness, Vol. 34 (2), pages 39–43.

Welcome, Carly

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Carly Simonson as a new admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions.


Parrott Quoted in USA Today

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was quoted in a USA Today newspaper article on July 16 titled “Married Couples Who Play Together Stay Together." More


Faculty Positions

Assistant *or* Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant (Two positions) *or* Associate Professor of Sociology
Instructor of 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 Assistant II, Finance
Administrative Assistant (.8, 10-month), Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant to the Director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship, University Ministries
Admission Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Coach, Gymnastics, Athletics
Certification Advisor, School of Education
Certification Coordinator, School of Education
Fellows Development Officer, External Relations
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Coordinator, Graduate Center
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Work Control Assistant, Facility Management
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

Volume #35, Issue #26 | Published by: University Communications

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