Monday, September 22, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Annual State of the University Address and President's Picnic

SPU President Philip Eaton will deliver the annual State of the University address on Wednesday, September 24, in First Free Methodist Church. The address will begin after the all-campus worship service, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the address, the President's Picnic will be held in Tiffany Loop for all faculty, staff, and student leaders on campus.

Important Academic Deadlines

Waitlist Ends Thursday, September 25. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist.

Increasing Class Enrollment Ends Friday, October 3. If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Coordinator Tiffany Shelton at or 206–281–2635 in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 3, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last Day to Add/Drop Classes is Friday, October 3. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.

Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, located in Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 10.

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students during the first five days of Autumn Quarter on a first-come, first-served basis. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Autumn Quarter scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Faculty or staff who work with students in these situations are welcome to encourage them to drop in for a brief meeting. Drop-ins will take place Monday, September 29 – Friday, October 3. Drop-in hours are Monday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling Office in Demaray Hall 120.

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Falcon Athletic Tickets!

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window. (Home soccer games at Interbay Stadium are not included in this free offer.)

Faculty, Staff Invited to Orientation/Welcome Week Events

Orientation/Welcome Week is just around the corner! New students arrive Thursday, September 25. Staff and faculty are invited to the President's Opening Welcome on Thursday at 4 p.m. and the New Student Convocation on Friday, September 26, at 3 p.m. For the complete schedule, visit the website. More

It's “Pet Photo of the Week" Time!

Beginning in October, the popular “Pet Photo of the Week" feature will resume in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the photo, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Those with several pets may submit individual photos. Everyone is welcome to resubmit a new pet photo if their pet has been previously featured.

Camp Casey Winter/Spring Requests Now Open

Two officers' houses at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island are available between February 1 through June 15, 2009 for the personal use of regular full-time faculty and staff members. The houses include Faculty House East and West. The deadline for this scheduling period is October 1.

Policies and Procedures
1. Full-time, regular faculty and staff are eligible for a weekend stay. Additional uses may be requested, based on availability.
2. A non-refundable booking fee of $35 is required to confirm your reservation.
3. Only personal, vacation use of the houses is allowed under this courtesy benefit. The full-time faculty or staff person or his/her spouse must be present with the party using the house at Camp Casey.

There are other facilities at Camp Casey that may be reserved for personal use by SPU faculty and staff: These include the Firehall, Alumni West, and the Fort Casey Inn. Call the Camp Casey office to learn more about these opportunities at 866-661-6604 (toll-free). For more information or for further clarification of the policy, call toll-free at 866-661-6604 or email Camp Casey Office Assistant Pauline Ornburn at Submit your request online by October 1. More

Only One Week Left to Get Discount Sacred Sounds Tickets!

Be sure to get your group and individual tickets to The Sacred Sounds of Christmas before October 1, when those discounts will no longer be available. Performances are Sunday, November 30, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Through September 30, 10 or more tickets are only $12 each, with no Ticketmaster surcharge; and individual tickets are $15. Beginning October 1, tickets are $17 and $20, available only through Ticketmaster; no group discounts are available. To order group tickets, contact External Relations Program Manager Bobbie Taylor at 206-281-2723 or To purchase individual tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS or More

Upcoming Campus Events for “Engage" Brochure

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. These events are also posted on the “Engage" website. 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, 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.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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, September 25. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 29.


Beers Participates in Research Workshop

Scott Beers, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, was recently invited to participate in a research workshop in Lyon, France. The title of the workshop was the “Lyon Literacy Workshop." His presentation was titled “Three Studies of Syntactic Complexity in Three Writing Modalities."

Steele Keynotes at Disability Issues in the Church Conference

Professor of Theology Rick Steele was the keynote speaker at a conference titled "Honoring a Place in Faith Communities for People With Disabilities and Their Families," which was held at the Salford Mennonite Church in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, September 13-14. Rick gave four presentations: (1) "Disability and Pastoral Care" (for pastors), (2) "The Enabling Congregation" (conference keynote address), (3) "For Father's Only" (small-group workshop), and (4) "The Crutch and the Scepter: Mephibosheth and David" (sermon during Sunday morning worship service).

Overstreet Book Release Party Sept. 25

University Communications specialist and Response Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet will read from his new novel, Cyndere's Midnight, on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m. at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. He'll also be paying tribute to SPU instructors who encouraged him in his writing. Come for the reading, get a book signed by Jeffrey, and stay for food and beverages in the Third Place Books food court.

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 can be found through the online SPU White Pages.

Aubree Chesnut, assistant women's basketball coach, Athletics
Christina McCracken, career counselor, Career Development Center


Perrow's Essay in Newsweek

An essay by Jennifer Perrow, assistant to the president for communication, appeared in the August 18 issue of Newsweek magazine. The essay is titled “Making Do Without the Mininvan." More

Hanson Quoted in Seattle Times

Professor of Music Eric Hanson was quoted in a story in The Seattle Times on September 19 about the Seattle Symphony's recent performance of Mahler's “Symphony of a Thousand." More


Faculty Positions

School of Health Sciences positions
Dean, School of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Two positions)
Associate Dean for the School of Theology Graduate Program
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, Facility and Project Management
Administrative Assistant and Data Management Assistant (.8), Information and Data Management
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (Interim), Athletics
Assistant Rowing Coach, Men's (.225), Athletics
Assistant Rowing Coach, Women's (.225), Athletics
Athletic Director, Athletics
Coordinator, Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs (.8, 10 months), Office of Student Life
Fellows Development Officer, External Relations
Lead Maintenance Painter, Building Maintenance
Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Manager, Conference Services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Office Manager/Events Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Program Coordinator, Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, Family and Community
Program Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Program Coordinator, Psychology (.8-1.0), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Central 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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