Monday, September 8, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Fall 2003 Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment

Each September we look forward to students returning to campus. While many graduate students will register over the next few weeks, 96 percent of our undergraduates have registered. These are the enrollment numbers as of September 8, 2003.

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Physics Departments Wins NSF Grant

The Physics Department (Assistant Professors John Lindberg and Lane Seeley and Associate Professor Stamatis Vokos with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Brian Gill) recently won a National Science Foundation CCLI (Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement) grant. The grant will help improve the teaching of introductory physics and research ways to improve teaching. The specific aims of the grant are to (a) improve learning for all students who take algebra- and calculus-based introductory physics courses at SPU; (b) contribute to the research base on the learning and teaching of physics through identification of the intellectual and affective states of students before, during and after instruction; (c) immerse advanced undergraduate students in STEM disciplines and graduate students in the SPU pre-service teacher preparation program in a technology-rich, research-driven instructional environment as peer instructors and researchers; (d) provide professional development to the project faculty and advanced students; and (e) expose all faculty in STEM disciplines and science education at SPU to the results of this project. The grant runs for two years and began on September 1. The $88,000 award will be used for laboratory equipment, summer salaries, graduate-student salaries, student assistances and professional travel.

Request a Spring Reservation at Camp Casey

For full-time faculty and staff members: How would you like a chance to spend a weekend in a 100-year-old Victorian-style former military officers' house near the beach with a view of the Olympic Mountains? If so, there is a reasonably priced vacation spot on Whidbey Island calling your name! It is SPU-owned Camp Casey. Submit your request online to stay in one of the houses. The deadline is October 1. Make sure your request has three to five weekend choices for stays that fall between February 5 and June 7, 2004. This offer is available to full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff members for personal, recreational use. The cost is $35 for a weekend (or up to six nights). You can view photographs on the Web at . To submit a request, scroll down and click "Online Reservations." If you are among the fortunate 40 people offered a weekend spot, get ready to invite your family and friends, pack your food and sleeping bags, and head out to Whidbey Island. Walk on the beach, explore the Coupeville area, catch up on reading, browse in the shops, visit the museum, eat dinner out and much more. Celebrate a family member's birthday or anniversary. Hike or bicycle on nearby scenic roads and trails. Take in the beautiful, natural scenery. Ride the ½-hour ferry over to Port Townsend for lunch. Enjoy the beauty and historical atmosphere of Camp Casey. If you have questions, email Elizabeth Anema, administrative assistant at Camp Casey, at More

New ID Cards for Faculty, Staff and Students

New SPU ID cards are here! Faculty received their new cards at faculty retreat. Staff may pick up their cards in University Services, Monday - Friday 8-5 p.m. Graduate and doctoral students (new and continuing) may pick up their cards in the University Library. New undergraduate students may pick up their cards from University Services, as well. Continuing undergraduate students may pick up their cards from Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151. Please bring picture ID with you. If you have any questions, contact Ruth Adams at

Concert Choir's Latest CD Now Available

The latest CD by SPU's Concert Choir titled “Sing, All the Earth" is now available for $10 to faculty and staff. After September 29, the price will be $15. To get your CD, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Merry Jensen at (206) 281-2933 or Cash or checks (made out to SPU) only. The CD contains sacred music from four continents, sung in eight languages and spanning four centuries. Also available for $10 are previous CDs by the Concert Choir: “O Nata Lux," “O Bread of Life" and “…With Music of Concord."

Would You Consider Leading a Cadre?

The Office of Campus Ministries is accepting cadre proposals for the 2003-2004 school year. Cadres are groups of students who meet together with a faculty or staff member and explore the implications of the Christian faith – generally the exploration is centered on one specific area of interest (contemporary issues, academic disciplines, vocation, etc.). Many faculty and staff partner with a student(s) who helps in the coordinating, planning and general leadership of the cadre. If you have questions, contact Christi Scovil, campus ministries administrative assistant, at or (206) 281-2966.To access the Cadre Proposal Form, visit the Campus Ministries Web page. More

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.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication on September 22

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume weekly publication on September 22. 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, September 18, for the September 22 publication.


Vogt Publishes Book and Article

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Eric W. Vogt, associate professor of Spanish, has published two items this past summer. The first is another volume in the series of the 17th-century Spanish sacred music he continues to publish in collaboration with Tulane University music historian John H. Baron. The latest volume is the eighth in a series of what Vogt and Baron plan as a 12-volume set. This volume is titled Obras completas de Cristóbal Galán, Vol. VIII – Octetos. Ottowa: The Institute of Mediaeval Music, 2003. All the works in these volumes are from original manuscripts, previously unpublished, and collected over the past 30 years from cathedral and museum archives from around the world. The pieces in all volumes are presented as critical editions and therefore include both the full text of lyrics and musical scores (in modernized notation) as well as extensive notes in bilingual format for musicologists, literary and cultural scholars. In addition, Vogt ventured briefly into Victorian literature. His article titled "Kipling's Masonic Ludibrium in The Palace (1902)" has been accepted for publication in Vol. 78, No. 311, September, 2004 of The Kipling Journal (UK).

Congratulations, Glenda

Glenda Ellingson has been promoted to program manager of grants and scholarships in Student Financial Services.


Recent Ruling on Camp Casey

The Western Washington Growth Management Board recently revoked a special zoning designation that would have allowed Camp Casey to improve and expand its facilities. The Seattle Times covered this story on August 29. Read the story online. More

Tindall, SPU Students in Seattle P.I.

Dave Tindall, executive director of Computer and Information Systems, and SPU students Rachael Darden and Alexander Salisbury were quoted in a September 3 business story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The story dealt with ways colleges are trying to curb music downloading by students. Read the story online. More


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
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Women's Administrator, Athletics
Campus Ministries Discipleship Coordinator (20-32 hr/wk, 10 months), Campus Ministries
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager II, Undergraduate Admissions
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Endorsement Coordinator and Certification Assistant, School of Education
Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor, Education (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Graduate Psychology Program Coordinator (32 hrs/wk), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator (32 hrs/wk), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Office Assistant and Receptionist, School of Education
Security Officer II (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

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 French
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization

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