Monday, October 20, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Catford's New Jazz Guitar CD, Free Concert at the Fry

Julian Catford, adjunct music faculty in jazz guitar, announces the release of his first Latin jazz guitar CD titled "Sonoroso." There will be a free CD release concert at the Frye Art Museum on Thursday, October 23, from 7-8 p.m. with guests Marco Carvalho on guitar and Marty Tuttle on percussion. Julian and special guest musicians will also play on Saturday, October 25, from 9:30-11:30 p.m. at Rio Brazilian Grill, 5259 University Way NE, in Seattle.

Flu Shots Available in Health Services

Flu shots will be available in Health Services, Watson Hall First Floor, beginning October 24. The cost is $16. Walk-in times on October 24 are from 1- 4 p.m.; October 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; October 30 from 1-3 p.m. and October 31 from 10 a.m.-noon. Appointments are available after October 31 by calling Health Services at (206) 281-2231.

SPRINT Members Want to Tell You Their Story

Seattle Pacific Reachout INTernational (SPRINT) needs your help in "debriefing" summer mission team members. Debriefing is simply spending an hour with a student listening to stories, looking at pictures and discussing how students' lives are different after their trip. There are many incredible stories to be told! If you are interested, email Kevin Lakey at Thank you.

Correction: Play Some Basketball or Volleyball During Lunch

The NBA (Noon Basketball Activity) and VIM (Volleyball Inside Most-of-the-Time) invite staff and faculty to join us for some grace-filled community in Brougham Pavilion. Basketball games are Tuesday and Thursday in the Upper Gym from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (or whenever enough people show up to start). Contact Bill Woodward at (206) 281-2163 or Volleyball games are Tuesdays in the Lower Gym beginning at 11:30 a.m. Contact Tim Gatlin at if interested.

Compass Theme House Looking for Mentors

The Compass Theme house is looking for faculty and staff members who have a desire to mentor SPU students. The ministry seeks to facilitate intentional mentoring relationships between faculty and staff and its students. Such relationships provide students a chance to benefit from your wisdom, knowledge and experiences while you invest in the campus community on a very personal level. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, contact us for more information. Training materials will be provided, and mentoring will begin Winter Quarter. We can be reached at or contact Christine Chaney, assistant professor of English, at To see more about our ministry, visit the Web site. More

Faculty, Staff Invited to Join Amnesty International Letter-Writing Campaign

Amnesty International (AI) is an independent, international movement working impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, for fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and for an end to torture and execution. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, AI consists of over one million members and supporters in more than 150 countries around the globe. SPU's chapter of AI has been active for many years, sponsoring letter-writing campaigns and campus events related to human-rights activism. This quarter, AI is hosting the letter-writing table immediately before and following GROUP, on alternate Wednesdays, beginning October 8. For faculty and staff who desire to participate in the letter-writing campaign, model letters will be distributed to mailboxes. If interested, contact AI faculty advisor Mícheál Roe at (206) 281-2252 or In addition, AI will host a kick-off faith-and-learning forum on the Christian's call to human-rights activism later this month. Please consider acting on behalf of persons unjustly imprisoned. Your efforts truly can make a difference. For further information, contact AI's student leaders Lori Chase at or Lindsay Jensen at

Come Cheer on the SPU Trivia Team on October 22

For a great night out, you can't beat the annual Washington Literacy Trivia Bee, Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall in downtown Seattle. The SPU Dream Team of Academe (Eric Hanson, professor of music; Steve Perisho, an SPU librarian and learning consultant for theology, humanities and fine arts; and Tim Surdyk, SPU alum and wife of Associate Professor of Economics Lisa Surdyk) will compete with 30 other trivia teams from local companies and organizations. Enjoy hilarious emceeing by NPR's Bill Radke. This event is a fundraiser for Washington Literacy, which supports literacy services throughout Washington state. SPU has had a team in this event for the last three years. For tickets ($20), contact Tracy Cooper, news and media relations manager, at (206) 281-2977 or

Tell High School Students About the Christian College Fair on October 22

The Seattle Christian College Fair is Wednesday, October 22, from 6-9 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church adjacent to the SPU campus. Admissions professionals representing more than 55 regional and national Christian colleges and universities will answer questions about Christian higher education, financial aid and scholarships. Refreshments will be served. High school and transfer students and their families are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (206) 281-2021.

Plan a Fall or Winter Retreat at Camp Casey

Fall and winter are the perfect times for adult retreats at Camp Casey. Women's and men's retreats, Alpha groups, spiritual retreats and professional associations choose Camp Casey for their retreat facility. We have semi-private dorm-style housing and cabins for 6-175 adults. Email or call (866)661-6604 toll free to request an information packet.


Maddox Articles Published

Randy Maddox, the Paul T. Walls professor of Wesleyan theology, had two articles recently appear in print. The first one, titled “Collection of Books Owned by the Charles Wesley Family, Methodist Archives, John Rylands Library," appeared in the Wesleyan Theological Journal (2003: 175–216). The second, titled “‘Vital Orthodoxy': A Wesleyan Dynamic for 21st Century Christian Life and Thought," was printed in Methodist History (42.1, 2003: 3–19).

Levison's Article on Prophecy in Ancient Israel Published

An article by Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, titled “Prophecy in Ancient Israel: The Case of the Ecstatic Elders," appeared in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly(65, 2003: 503-521).

Kantor's Clarinet Activities

Mary Kantor, adjunct music faculty for clarinet, attended the Clarinet Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she performed in a clarinet ensemble in the Mormon Tabernacle. Her article on Ron Phillips was published as the cover story for the September issue of Clarinet magazine. She has been named to Who's Who in America (publication forthcoming). She worked as the woodwind chamber music and clarinet coach for Summer Sounds Music Camp. To round out her summer, she performed with a Klezmer ensemble every weekend.

Chin's Fellowship and New SPU Brass Ensemble

Brian Chin, adjunct music faculty for trumpet, received a fellowship to perform at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara this summer. He studied with the world-renowned Canadian Brass and other artists and was a finalist in the concerto competition. He continues his work as principal trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and has started a new brass ensemble at SPU.

Collins Recent Flute Activities

Shelley Collins, adjunct music faculty and director of flute studies, attended the National Flute Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was invited to conduct several hundred flutists at three flute-ensemble-new music reading sessions. She hosted a weeklong flute and piccolo master class at SPU. She passed her written and oral comprehensive doctoral exams and is now a candidate for the doctor of musical arts from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She performed at the Seattle Flute Society Presidents' Recital, and last spring she was a guest artist for the Greater Portland Flute Association's Flute Festival.

Park Starts Youth Band

Bill Park, adjunct music faculty and director of the SPU Jazz Ensemble, directed a three-week jazz camp for Seattle youth jazz ensembles culminating in concerts at Tula's Jazz Club and Benaroya Hall. He also taught music technology at the Mile High Jazz Camp at the University of Colorado-Boulder. To address a need at King's School in Seattle, he founded Winds of the Northwest, a youth band program dedicated to providing superior music experience for young musicians (fifth grade through age 20) in the North Seattle area. The project includes beginning, intermediate and advanced bands as well as a percussion ensemble. For more information about Winds of the Northwest, visit its Web site. More

Ellis' New Book

Arthur Ellis, professor of education, is the author of Exemplars of Curriculum Theory, published by Eye on Education Inc. of New York. The book represents an attempt to explicate progressive and essentialist approaches to the curriculum and provides notable examples of each.

Ferreiro's Volume on the Twelve Prophets Published

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, has published a book titled The Twelve Prophets in Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, (vol. 14, Old Testament, Intervarsity Press, xxvi, 336 p). This volume is one of 28 that will be published on the commentary of the sacred Scriptures by the church fathers of the first eight centuries of the church. It includes never before translated texts. The series is intended for pastors, Bible students and any person interested in the history of biblical interpretation. It is an ecumenical effort that has received the endorsements of major evangelical and mainline Protestant leaders, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church and the Vatican, among others.

McMahon's, Fritzberg's Chapter Published

Kevin McMahan, international-student advisor in Student Programs, and Greg Fritzberg, associate professor of education, have a chapter titled "On the Bridge: A Cross-Cultural Mentoring Model for Higher Education," forthcoming in Global Perspectives on Reconstructing Context, Learning Communities, and Cultures Through Mentoring. (Frances K. Kochan, editor. Information Age Press.)

Fritzberg's Article Published

Greg Fritzberg's article titled "Schools Can't Do It Alone: A Broader Conception of Equality of Educational Opportunity" was published this summer in New Horizons for Learning, an online journal. Greg is an associate professor of education.

Davis' Article Published in European Journal

Reed Davis, associate professor of political science, has an article titled "The Phenomenology of Raymond Aron" in the current issue of The European Journal of Political Theory, a referred publication.

Holmes Article on Girls' Softball Published

An article titled "It's a Girl Bonding Thing: Softball Set Cheers in the United States" by Ramona Holmes, associate professor of music education, was published in the latest volume of The World of Music (45:1/2003; 119-132). Ramona gives a special thanks to JoAnn Atwell-Scrivner, instructor of physical education, for her help in locating softball coaches and players for interviews.

Sellers Presents at AAPP

Tina Schermer Sellers, instructor in marriage and family therapy and director of medical family therapy, co-presented with internists Shakaib Rehman, M.D., and Monica Harris, M.D., at the annual conference of the American Academy on Physican and Patient in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 10. The title of their presentation was "Communicating With Families: A Neglected Area of Communication." On another front, Tina was recently asked to be one of 10 Northwest mental health specialists to sit on the Behavioral Health Advisory Board for Regence/Blue Shield.

Welcome to the SPU Community!

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.
Aloma Jackson has joined the School of Education as their new endorsement coordinator/certification assistant.
Ingrid Erickson has joined Student Academic Services as their new scheduling, room and registration coordinator.
Cliff Crosley has joined the Office of Safety and Security as their new security officer.


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
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions: Marketing and Communication, 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
Graduate Admissions Counselor—School of Health Sciences (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-months), Health Services
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Plant Services
Processing Assistant (temporary, 8-months), Admissions
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services

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

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