Monday, December 15, 2003 Seattle Pacific University


Last Fac/Staff Bulletin of the Year

This is the last Fac/Staff Bulletin for the year. The Bulletin will resume publication Monday, January 5, with a deadline of Friday, January 2.

SPU Basketball During the Holidays

Come watch some great Falcon basketball at the Oak Harbor Freightlines Holiday Classic, December 29–30. The SPU men play Alderson Broaddus of West Virginia on December 29 and then Saint Martin's on December 30. Both games begin at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff (with SPU ID) receive complimentary tickets for spouse and dependent children. For the rest of the tournament schedule and all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons online. More

Faculty, Staff Advent Devotions on Tuesdays

Advent devotions for faculty and staff continue Tuesday, December 16 and 23, from 8:30–9 a.m. in Alexander Hall Chapel. Each week devotions are led a different faculty member. The music is led by faculty and staff. Hot spiced apple cider, coffee and muffins are served afterward. Please join us to celebrate the coming of Christ.

Staff Forum on Wednesday, December 17

The first staff forum of the academic year is Wednesday, December 17, from 9–10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. First Free Methodist Church Pastor Mark Abbott of will speak on “creation spirituality" and a “redemption spirituality," involving thankful and thoughtful care of all the resources God has placed at our disposal. Light refreshments will be provided. For more details on the forum and our continuing discussion of workplace attitudes, visit the Staff Council Web site. More

Papers Wanted for “Lord of the Rings" Festival

The Office of Student Programs and the Theology and Film Cadre are interested in papers or projects relating to the "Lord of the Rings" books and films. Entries will be displayed or presented during the "Lord of the Rings" Festival at SPU, January 15 and 17. The best submissions will be eligible to win five free tickets to a theater showing of the new “Lord of the Rings" movie, "Return of the King." The festival also includes free showings of the first two “Lord of the Ring" movies, as well as discussion groups and free movie snacks. Submit papers or projects to Matthew Koenig in the Office of Campus Ministries, SUB 224, by January 6, 2004. For more information, contact Mathew at or (206) 281-2932.

Grades Dues by December 19

Autumn Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web; in-person; placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 120); mailed; or faxed to (206) 281-2669 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). If you have any questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid and processing enrollment verifications.

Next Save Your Marriage Before It Starts Seminar on April 3

Getting married? Know someone who is? The “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts" seminar for engaged or recently married couples, featuring SPU faculty members and relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is Saturday, April 3, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The cost before March 1, is $100 per couple. After March 1 the cost is $140 per couple. Lunch is included! Contact (206) 281-2543 for more information.

On-Call Job List Now Available

The academic year on-call job list is now available in Student Financial Services or by emailing the Office of Student Employment. The list is comprised of students who are interested in one-time or part-time employment. The list is divided into five categories: child care, tutoring, manual labor, office work and house cleaning. Contact the Office of Student Employment for more information at

Planning a Retreat in 2004? Consider Camp Casey

Nonprofit groups from all over Puget Sound choose Camp Casey for their 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.

SPU Concert Choir CDs on Sale

SPU's Concert Choir's CD titled "Sing All the Earth" is now on sale for Christmas to faculty and staff. CDs cost $10 and even come gift wrapped! CDs are available in University Communications (Lower Weter). Ask for Merry Jensen, performing groups coordinator, or call (206) 281-2933.


Ferreiro Presents Advent Lecture Series

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave a three-part Advent lecture series titled “On Being Catholic Today" at Assumption Parish in Seattle. Topics covered were the Eucharist, ecumenism, social justice, prayer, “Lectio Divina" and Marian spirituality.

Woodward on Baseball, Washington History and the Louisiana Purchase

Bill Woodward, professor of history, engaged in several off-campus professional activities during Autumn Quarter. In this 100th anniversary year of the World Series, he presented his “Baseball in America: A Cultural Epic of Biblical Proportions" to the Northwest Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research. In this sesquicentennial year of the Washington territory, he twice delivered a paper on “War in Early Washington: The Ironies of Human Conflict." The first presentation was at the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild's first Eastern Washington Conference in Pasco in October, and then at the Washington State Library in December. In this bicentennial year of the Louisiana Purchase, he also led a workshop on acquisition and settlement of the continental heartland at a U.S. Department of Education-funded teacher workshop in Ellensburg in early December.

Levison Appointed Co-Chair

Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, was appointed co-chair of the Pseudepigrapha section of the National Society of Biblical Literature. The Pseudepigrapha is a collection of literary texts that are vital for understanding the development of Judaism and the emergence of Christianity during the imperial Roman era and late antiquity.

Welcome Jeffrey!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming SPU 1994 alum Jeffrey Overstreet as the new communications specialist in University Communications. He can be reached at (206) 281-2029 or


Fort Casey Inn Featured in King County Journal

The Fort Casey Inn was written up in the “Getaways" section of the November 27 King County Journal. The print version included a picture taken by Mitch Richards, Camp Casey's guest group program coordinator. Read the complete 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.

Assistant Director for Research and Grants, Development
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
Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Plant Services
Work Control Assistant, Facility Management More

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

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