Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Senior Nursing Student Community Health Presentations

Please join us for our annual presentation of senior nursing student-community partnerships on Thursday, June 3, 12–4 p.m. in Bertona 3. Ten agencies have partnered with SPU students to develop and implement health promotion in the community. We hope you can attend.

Thalia Symphony Concert Marks Hanson's Last Time as Conductor

Thalia Symphony will perform its final concert of the academic year on Thursday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This will also be the last concert directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson, who is stepping down after 23 years as conductor. The concert's repertoire includes Vaughan Williams' “Overture to The Wasps," Delius' “Brigg Fair," and Elgar's “Enigma Variations." Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at www.thaliasymphony.org. The event is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2048.

Choir Concert June 4

SPU's Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, and Men's Choir will perform their last concert of the academic year Friday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

SHS Emergency Kits Fundraiser

The faculty of the School of Health Science (SHS) is selling emergency kits as a fundraiser for SHS student scholarships. The kits are designed for two people and come in a backpack. The kit includes emergency blankets, safety goggles, dust masks, moist towelette wipes, rubber gloves, tissues, light stick, small first aid kit, working gloves (with leather palms), emergency ponchos, waterproof matches, 12 water packets, whistles, flashlight with batteries, can opener, and large garbage bag. The kits are $32. Proceeds go toward SHS student scholarships, and you or loved one will have an emergency kit ready to go. Checks can be made out to the SPU School of Health Sciences, and emergency kits can be picked up at the SHS office. If interested contact SHS Administrative Assistant Linda Meerdink at lmeerdink@spu.edu.

What's Your Secret to Good Health?

Response magazine wants to know: What's your secret to good health? Share your thoughts by sending an email to response@spu.edu by June 15, and you may see your answer printed in the Autumn 2010 issue of Response.

Last Chance for 2009–10 Stationery Orders

Do you need university stationery ordered before yearend? If so, you MUST order your stationery items by Tuesday, June 8, before 10 a.m. to be invoiced this fiscal year. Orders placed after that will not be delivered until July 2 and will fall into the 2010-11 fiscal year. If you have any questions, call Hope McPherson, University Communications, at 206-281-2552. Stationary orders are made through Banner.

Looking for Outstanding Graduates

University Communications needs help identifying outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to media outlets and highlighted on the SPU home page during the summer. Please send the name(s) of the students and a short description about why you are recommending them. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, are involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Send information by email to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at tcnorlen@spu.edu.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

The next Percussion Ensemble Concert is Tuesday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre. The concert will feature “Model Piece #2" by Daniel Sabanovich; “Coral Reef" by Scott Michaelsen; “Head Talk" by Mark Ford, “Jazz Variants" by John Beck, and “Insurgency" by Rickie Malgren. Also featured is traditional drumming of West Africa. The concert is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

The Latest From Campus Dining

“We are grilling burgers for ‘Sizzling Hot Deals' at Grill 155 this week. Stop by and try Loida's Local-Style Aloha Teri Burger, or Nigel's Flame-Broiled Burgers. Pura Vida and Academic Perks have extended the “Twice as Nice Special" to the end of the school year! Stop by between 10–11 a.m. or 3–5 p.m. to receive 20 percent off your purchase. Also, on Wednesday, June 2, 12–1 p.m., representatives from Brisk Tea will be in the SUB passing out free samples. Make sure to stop by and try one of their refreshing beverage options."

Fall, Winter Reservations at Camp Casey Due June 5

Fall and winter reservation requests are now being taken for Faculty Staff House at SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are from September 27, 2010, through January 4, 2011. Reservation requests are due by June 5. The fall and winter requests are selected by random lottery. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or campcasey@spu.edu. Visit the Camp Casey website to make a reservation. We look forward to seeing you this fall! More

Senior Gift T-shirts Now Available

The 2010 Senior Gift Committee has T-shirts for sale to help raise money and awareness about this year's class gift – study abroad scholarships. T-shirts cost $20.10, and are available in the Walls Advancement Center. Contact Katie Binz, senior gift advisor, at binzk1@spu.edu if you would like to order your shirt today! For more information about this year's senior gift, visit the website. More

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Hiatus

The Pet Photo of the Week will resume in October. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos and stories. Enjoy the summer with your pets, and take more photos!

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines. Summer Schedule Starts June 14

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 3. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 7. The Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer beginning June 14.


Celebration for Matthew Koenig

After seven years as a campus pastor in University Ministries, our colleague and friend Matthew Koenig will be moving on to new adventures at the end of this academic year. Please join us for an open house Thursday, June 3, 2–3 p.m. in the SUB 207 to say goodbye to Matthew and wish him well.

Ryder Publishes Article, Presents Pacifist Theatre Research

Associate Professor of Theatre Andrew Ryder's article “‘Living From Moment to Moment': Kermit Sheets, Theatre, and the Fine Arts at Waldport, 1942-1946," was published in The Western States Theatre Review 16 (2010): 40-54. The article concerns the theatre work of a group of conscientious objectors interned on the Oregon coast during World War II, with particular focus on Sheets' growth as an actor and director. In March, Andrew presented related research at the Theatre History Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ferreiro's Article Published

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled "Profuturus of Braga, Pope Vigilius, and Priscillian" was published in Studia Patristica, 48 (2010) 309-313. The article was presented at the 15th annual international conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007. It explores a very important letter from the pope in answer to a query by the bishop of Braga (Northern Portugal) regarding the alleged heretical teachings of Priscillian and his sect, which flourished in Northwestern Spain in the fourth century.

Keuss' Article Published

An article by Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, was published in the recent issue of The Other Journal: Journal of Theology and Culture. The article, “Love's Labor Lost: A Pop Culture Love Story for the Twenty-First Century," reflects on the cultural impact of the TV show “Lost" in related to the theologies of St. Augustine, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and C.S. Lewis. The article is available on online. More

Gutowsky-Zimmerman to Speak at Conference

Associate Professor Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman will speak at the University of Kansas in Lawrence on June 3 at the national University and Colleges Designers Association Design Education Summit. The conference title is “Designing Designing: Examining How We Do What We Do." Karen will talk about “designing curriculum that embraces the past, while equipping for the future."

Trzyna Book Translated Into Chinese

The book Towards a Global Ph.D.? Forces and Forms in Doctoral Education Worldwide (University of Washington Press, 2008), with introduction and conclusions by Maresi Nerad, Professor of English Thomas Trzyna, and Mimi Heggelund, has now been published in Chinese. The book was part of a National Science Foundation-funded research and policy project.

Welcome, Michelle!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Michelle Hart, the new grant assistant in the Office of Development.


Davis on KING-5 TV

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed by KING-TV (Channel 5) on May 26 about U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi.


Nelsons Participate in West Seattle 5K

Senior Gift Officer Kristi Nelson, and her husband, Jesse, and son, Jeff, recently participated in the West Seattle 5K run. Kristi reports, “It was great fun, and just about the right distance for me!"


Faculty Positions

College of Arts and Sciences, Dietetics, Food and Nutritional Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, Physical Education/Exercise Science Position
School of Business and Economics, Management Position
School of Education, Curriculum & Instruction Position
School of Education, Teacher Education Position
School of Health Sciences Positions
School of Psychology, Family, and Community, Industrial/Organization Psychology Position
School of Psychology, Family and Community, Marriage & Family Therapy Position

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

Lifeguard (temporary), Casey Conference Center

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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