Monday, August 11, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Don't Drive to Work Alone Next Week!

In an effort to encourage employees not to drive to work alone, Metro and Interbay Network Group (ING) are sponsoring a Commute Trip Reduction Promotion during the week of August 18-22. Local employees are encouraged to take the bus, ride a bike, walk, carpool or vanpool to work for two days during the week. Employees who participate are eligible for various prizes including an AM/FM radio cassette Walkman; two multipurpose tools; one thermos; two duffle bags or one nylon briefcase. For Metro Free Ride Tickets (four per person), email Cheryl Michaels, program assistant in Safety and Security at To find a carpool partner, check the Web site at Entry forms will be available on the Safety and Security Web site under “Parking," or by emailing Cheryl. Completed forms must be returned to her by Tuesday, August 26. ING participating companies are Foss Maritime Co., Photoworks, GM Nameplate, U.S. Army Reserve, Seattle Pacific University, MARCO, Swedish Medical Center and Ocean Beauty.

SPU Students in Concert

Alabaster, a modern folk worship group including SPU students Song Wilson, Emily Van Horn and Jenny Rose Wilson, and Chris Clark (member of SPU's Unlimited), will perform a free concert on Saturday, August 16, at 7 p.m. at Ballard Free Methodist Church, 1460 NW 73rd Street. For more information, contact Emily at (206) 949-2645.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Lindsey Peterson , payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Alumni Weekend, Aug. 15-17

The life of C.S. Lewis, one of the 20th century's most influential authors, radio commentators and Christian apologists, will be celebrated during this year's SPU Alumni Weekend at Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island, August 15-17. Current and former SPU professors will give special presentations on some of Lewis' most famous works, and a special “Children's Church" will feature a play on the life of Narnian character Eustace Clarence Scrubb. Faculty and staff and invited to this very special alumni weekend. For more information, call the Alumni Office (206) 281-2586 or visit the alumni Web site. More

Special PES Symposiums Open to Faculty, Staff on August 23

This summer the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science (PES) will present a two-part symposium on art and entertainment in American culture as part of its graduate class PES 6701: Social and Cultural Aspects of Sport and Exercise. The second symposium will be offered along with a catered luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, (focusing on the relationship between media and our personal lives.) Faculty and staff are invited to attend the luncheon symposium as a guest of PES. Contact Ivonne McClurg, PES administrative assistant, at (206) 281-2391 or Guest presenters for the August 23 session are:

Carla DeSantis, owner/editor in chief of ROCKRGRL magazine
Janet Hansen, president of Brio Public Relations (representing performing artists)
Erin Hart, radio talk-show host for KIRO-AM
Allen Schauffler, news anchor for KING-5 TV
Tony Ventrella, news anchor for KCPQ-13 TV

New Library Service

On-site borrowing at the University of Washington is now available with your SPU ID. As part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPU students, faculty and staff have access to the collections of the six public universities in Washington, as well as the former Orbis libraries (more than 22 million items). Not only can you order items in the usual manner from the online catalog, but you can also personally check out items at any participating library by presenting your valid SPU ID. If you have questions, contact J. Ray Doerksen at (206) 281-2414 or; or Paula Kraupa at (206) 281-2789 or

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

During the summer, the Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week until late September. Be sure to send your announcements and news as early as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Cooper) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. (Look for the “Submit Bulletin Items" in the upper right-hand corner.) The next deadline is Thursday, August 21, for the August 25 publication.


Levison Presents Paper on Adam and Eve

Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, presented a seminar paper titled “Adam and Eve in Romans 1 and the Greek Life of Adam and Eve" in Bonn, Germany, at the annual meeting of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society of New Testament Studies). Earlier in the year, he presented a paper titled “Acts 2:1-13 and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Salient Points of Convergence and Divergence" at the regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature held at the University of Idaho.

University Relations Annual Staff Recognition Awards

The following staff members were the recipients of the 2003 University Relations (UR) Staff Recognition Awards, held during the UR annual luncheon on July 23.

Rookie of the Year Award (honors an individual who is new to University Relations and who has excelled in his/her position): Merry Jensen, performing groups coordinator, University Communications.

Quantum Leap (honors one person, who through innovation and creativity, has made a breakthrough contribution to the efforts of University Relations): Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, Student Financial Services.

Personal Excellence (honoring an individual who continually performs outstanding work for University Relations): Bryan Jones, admissions counselor, Admissions.

Huddle Award for Team Work (honors a team that has produced ideas, solved problems, and/or improved processes that have positively impacted University Relations): Student Academic Services staff Kelli Knapp, student records coordinator; Serena Severance, registration coordinator; and Torrey Landgraf, computer services manager II.

Servant's Heart (honoring a person who displays a servant's attitude and exemplifies the vision of SPU): Jim Kim, application processing coordinator.

Welcome, New Staff

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.

Patricia Jarvis has joined the Washington School Research Center as their new associate director of school information services and research analyst.
Cynthia Herley has joined the Admissions Office as their new records assistant.
Sonja Whitaker has moved to the Office of Residence Life as their new administrative assistant.


Davis Files for Senate Bid

Reed Davis, associate professor of political science, is a candidate for U.S. Senate. He has appeared in several media outlets over the last week, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Times, KIRO-AM and several local TV news shows. Read the P.I. story online. More


Jackie's New Baby

Jackie Chavanu Gilbert, former associate director of adult program marketing in University Communications, delivered a baby girl on July 26. Antoinette Grace was born at 9:19 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs, 4 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. Everyone is doing well. Welcome, Antoinette!

Cooper Conquers RAMROD

Tracy Cooper, news and media relations manager in University Communications, completed the annual RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day) on July 31. This annual ride sponsored by the Redmond Cycling Club is a 154-mile course around the mountain, including 10,000 feet of climbing. Tracy completed the ride in 14.5 hours. She would like to gratefully acknowledge Jerry Finch, director of institutional research, for lending her his Trek bike!


Faculty Positions

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site at call (206) 281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, OB specialization
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization


Staff Positions

For more information on all current staff vacancies, access the following resources:, the job line at (206) 281-2065, or stop by the HR office. Call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU.

Administrative Assistant (20 hrs/wk), Information and Data Management
Administrative Assistant, Office of the President
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, School of Theology
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students and Office Manager, Student Life
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Women's Administrator, Athletics
Career Counselor, Career Development Center
Computer Services Manager II, Undergraduate Admissions
Coordinator for Learning Services (24 hrs/wk), Center for Learning
Director, Center for Professional Development, School of Business and Economics
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Housing Coordinator, University Services
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Office Assistant, School of Education
RN to BSN Program Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Security Officer II (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

Volume #30, Issue #28 | Published by: University Communications

Submit News | Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines | E-mail the Editor | View the Archives

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018