Monday, September 29, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


On Campus Employers Needed at Job Fair 2003

The annual part-time Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 1. Close to 500 students will attend the event and many of these students are specifically looking for on-campus jobs. All campus departments are encouraged to attend (only four departments attended last year). This is a fun time to get out of the office and meet with students. Lunch will be provided. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, for RSVP information at

Faculty, Staff Needed to Share at “Body" Cadre

"The Body" Cadre beginning Winter Quarter is looking for staff, faculty and off-campus community members interested in sharing what God has taught them about their body. Has your vocation, culture, interests, relationships or passions given you a unique perspective on your body? If yes, SPU students want to hear from you. Each guest is asked to share for 30-45 minutes. Julie Church, dietitian in the Student Counseling Center, is coordinating this cadre. Contact her if interested at (206) 281-7101 or

What Are YOU Doing Outside of SPU?

The "Milestones" section of the Fac/Staff Bulletin is a way to celebrate personal news of interest to the SPU community. Items such as births, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, marriages, adoptions, awards or athletic accomplishments are welcome. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!) Photographs are also accepted and may be submitted online or hand delivered to Tracy Cooper, Fac/Staff Bulletin editor, in University Communications, located in Lower Weter. Items may be submitted online by selecting the "submit bulletin items" at the top of the Fac/Staff Bulletin main page. Items may be submitted on line by clicking the "submit bulletin items" on the Fac/Staff Bulletin main page.

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.

Catch the Arts at SPU

Over the summer, gatherings in the arts at SPU included writers' conferences, Shakespeare festivals and retreats celebrating C.S. Lewis. Within the next few weeks, the 2003 Image Conference will step onto campus, and SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia, will perform close by. Catch the arts news with the latest issue of SPU ArtsGuide online. If you like what you see, subscribe for free and get ArtsGuide delivered to your email inbox several times a year. Don't miss the ArtsGuide calendar, where you'll find upcoming events grouped under headings of visual art, theatre, music and other arts. More

We Want to Hear About You!

All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit professional news to the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Items of interest would include conferences attended, books or articles written, presentations made, awards received, research completed, or new title or positions held. Just submit your items via the Fac/Staff Bulletin (select the "submit bulletin items at the top of the page) or via Campus eNews from the SPU home page.

Consider Camp Casey When Planning Your Next Church Retreat

Churches from all over Puget Sound choose Camp Casey for their youth, men's and women's retreats. Camp Casey Conference Center is available year-round for your church, school or service organization. Relax, recreate and renew at our amazing location on Whidbey Island. Call the Camp Casey office toll-free at (866) 661-6604 or email to request an information packet for yourself or someone you know.

Camp Casey Spring Reservations Due October 1

Full-time faculty and staff members: 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 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 30-minute ferry 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. 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. Graduate and doctoral students (new and continuing) may pick up their cards in the University Library.Please bring picture ID with you. If you have any questions, contact Ruth Adams at


Psychology Professors Recent Research

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Margaret Marshall, assistant professor of psychology, recently was first author on two research papers. The first paper, titled “Prejudice Under Pressure: An Interactionist Model of Situational Strength and Prejudicial Attitudes," was presented at the 15th annual convention of the American Psychological Society in Atlanta, Georgia. The second, titled “Prejudice as a Sensitivity to Situational Strength: Measurement Matters," was presented at the 111th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto. Rob McKenna, associate professor of psychology, published an article titled “Leading in Adversity" in Momentum magazine, an online publication of The Boeing Company. This article is based on Rob's research with the Waypoint Project, a 10-year longitudinal study of 120 managers and executives at The Boeing Company. Mícheál Roe, professor of psychology, presented the research paper titled “The Dilemma of Changing Collective Memories Among Indigenous Peoples" in a symposium on collective or social memories in ethnic conflict, also at the 111th annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Welcome, New Staff Members

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.

Owen Sallee, SPU Class of 1999, has joined the Office of Campus Ministries as their new urban ministry assistant director.
Theresa Granger has joined the School of Health Sciences as their new instructor of nursing.
Jacinda Wiley Basinger, a 2002 SPU alumna, has joined the Office of Campus Ministries as their new coordinator for global involvement.


Hartje's Article on Universal Design Published in the Journal of Business

An article written by Associate Professor of Interior Design Sandra Hartje on universal design appeared in the September 4 edition Spokane's Journal of Business.The goal of universal design is to build spaces that meet the needs of as many users as possible, from children to the elderly to people who have temporary or permanent disease or disability.

McPherson's Letter to the Editor Published in the King County Journal

A letter written by University Communications Specialist Hope McPherson about the high cost of new homes was published in the King County Journal on September 24. Read her letter online. More

Local Paper Publishs College Guide

The Seattle Times recently published a "College Guide." Here are a few of the stories in which SPU is mentioned.

In The Seattle Times college guide:
"Highlights of Academic and Social Life at Regional Schools"

"Different Voices, Different Choices"


Faculty Positions

For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site at or 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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosphy
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.

Application Processing Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager II, Undergraduate Admissions
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Director of Student Financial Services, Student Financial Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor-Education (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-month), Health Services
Processing Assistant (temporary, 8-months), Admissions
Security Officer II (32 hrs/wk), Safety and Security
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

Volume #30, Issue #32 | Published by: University Communications

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