Monday, January 26, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Evening of Gospel, Worship and Praise With Stephen Newby

SPU will host the upcoming “Evening of Gospel, Worship and Praise" on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. The event features award-winning composer, gospel and jazz vocalist and pianist Stephen Michael Newby and his band, Triune. Newby is pastor of music and worship arts at Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington. He also serves as worship leader for Promise Keepers and Family Life Ministries and artistic director of the Antioch Symphony Orchestra. He is a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts grant and received the Distinguished Dissertation of the Year Award at the University of Michigan for his tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. His recordings include “Delight to Do God's Will" and “Gospel Songs for Baritone and String Orchestra." Also performing with Triune are the following SPU music ensembles: Gospel Choir, Wind Ensemble, Chapel Praise Team and Group Praise Team. The concert is sponsored by the Lawrence and Ruth Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium. Dr. Schoenhals is former president of Roberts Wesleyan College and served 28 years at SPU in a variety of administrative positions, including head of the music department. He and Mrs. Schoenhals have established a grant that enables First Free Methodist colleges and universities to bring Christian artists of national stature on campus to interact with the student body.

Invitational GospelFest at SPU

SPU will host the upcoming SPU Invitational GospelFest on Thursday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. The event features noted music scholar Dr. Horace C. Boyer, gospel choirs from the Pacific Northwest and the SPU Gospel Choir. Boyer also directed the Vocal Jazz and African-American Music Ensemble at the University of Massachusetts, where he served as professor of music theory and African-American music. He is the author of more than 40 articles, as well as the book How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. The concert is sponsored by the Lawrence and Ruth Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium. Dr. Schoenhals is former president of Roberts Wesleyan College and served 28 years at SPU in a variety of administrative positions, including head of the Music Department. He and Mrs. Schoenhals have established a grant that enables First Free Methodist colleges and universities to bring Christian artists of national stature on campus to interact with the student body.

Christianity and Genetics Lecture

SPU will host “Changing Our Nature: A Christian Perspective on Human Genetic Intervention" on Monday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The lecture is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. Dr. James C. Peterson will speak on the current explosion of genetic engineering and the benefits and questions for scientists, theologians and Christians. Peterson is professor of theology and ethics at McMaster University Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and author of Genetic Turning Points: The Ethics of Human Genetic Intervention. He has served on the board of the Bioethics Research Group and the national Bioethics Commission of the American Scientific Affiliation. The event is sponsored in part the Seattle Initiative in Science and Religion Dialogue, the American Scientific Affiliation and the Templeton Foundation.

SPU and Washington Campus Compact

Washington's Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents, is sponsoring a nationwide conference for those in academe titled “Is Higher Education a Public Good?" These annual conferences have become a national model for professional development among service-learning practitioners including faculty, administrators, students and community partners. The next Campus Compact Continuums of Service conference is March 10-12, at the Hyatt Regency Island in San Diego, California. The conference will bring together more than 400 colleagues from the Western region and beyond to explore the multiple perspectives on the relationships between higher education and the public good, and the roles service-learning and civic engagement play in revitalizing it. Visit the Web site for additional information on the conference theme, sessions and to register. More

SPRINTERS Need to Tell You Their Story

Seattle Pacific Reachout INTernational (SPRINT) is looking for people to debrief summer 2003 mission team members. Debriefing is spending an hour with a student listening to stories, looking at pictures, and discussing how their life will be different because of their trip. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the life of a student in the SPU community. There are many incredible stories to be told! If you are interested, email Kevin Lakey, SPRINT member care coordinator, at

SPUDs Available

Seattle Pacific University Directories (SPUDS) are available for faculty and staff members. They may be picked up in the ASSP office, located on the first floor of the SUB. Please bring your SPU ID card when picking up your SPUD. For more information, contact Jeff Pickering, ASSP public relations manager, at (206) 281-2497 or

SPU's Thalia Symphony Performs January 31

Thalia Symphony, orchestra-in-residence at SPU, will perform a concert on Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Rainier Beach Performing Arts Center at 8815 Seward Park in Seattle. General admission is $12 and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call (206) 281-2949. The repertoire includes Dukas' “The Sorcerer's Apprentice," Rimsky-Korsakov's “Le Coq d'Or" and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, which will be played by SPU senior and violinist Jason Moody. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Hanson, professor of music at SPU. The orchestra, founded in 1948, is comprised of local musicians and SPU music students. The orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization serving as a creative and artistic outlet for musicians while offering the community live performances of exceptional talent.

Faculty, Staff Invited to Hear Marilyn Meberg on January 27

Author, psychologist, former professor, SPU alumna and frequent Women of Faith Conference speaker Dr. Marilyn Meberg brings her well known wit and wisdom to SPU for a special lunch program on Tuesday, January 27. Her laugh-out-loud humor and insight will appeal to all those seeking to experience joy in life. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Tickets are $12, which includes a soup and salad lunch. If you are interested in attending, call University Advancement at (206) 281-2100 no later than Thursday, January 22. More

Learn More About Central Copying Services Center New “DocStore" on January 28

Central Copying Services Center is hosting “DocStore Lunch and Learn" training sessions on Wednesday, January 28, from noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up with Frank Kinard at or in the Central Copy Center. We suggest a staff administrator attend the training and then pass along this valuable information to his or her group. Attendees will learn about DocStore, a fast and easy way to submit jobs for production 24 hours a day. Ask for a brochure for more information on how DocStore can save you time.

Personal Trainers Available

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to provide a variety of physical fitness and exercise services for faculty and staff. These can be as simple as the assessment of a single component of fitness or instruction for a specific exercise. Or you can get a complete fitness assessment and exercise prescription or have a personal trainer for a period of time. If you are interested, call Ivonne McClurg at (206) 281-2391 or the Physical Education and Exercise Science department front desk at (206) 281-2081.

Last Week for Camp Casey Summer Reservations

February 1 is the deadline for full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff to place an online request for a summer reservation in one of the Victorian-era officers' houses at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses – once part of the coastal military fortress known as “Fort Casey" – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes up to one week's rental of a house for you and your guests, use of the outdoor swimming pool and gym, and access to the beach and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos and make a reservation, visit the Casey Web page at All requests are for stays at Camp Casey between June 16 and September 6, 2004. Indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 29. Due to the high demand and the “point system" method, it is unlikely for any one faculty or staff person to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. If you are offered a spot, this is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy an unforgettable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Once again, requests must be submitted online by February 1. For more information or to ask questions, call Elizabeth Anema, administrative assistant for the Casey Conference Center, at call (866) 661-6604.

SPU Recycle Mugs Still Available

If you have not received your free SPU recycle mug, it is not too late. This year's redesigned mugs conveniently fit into cup holders making them an effective way to reduce waste generated by using paper cups. Additionally, certain on- and off-campus locations offer discounts on beverages when a mug is used. Pick one up at the Uni-Com desk in the SUB. Contact us at if you have questions.

Sign up for “La Belle France" Tour

Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, will lead a 15-day art and history tour to France, July 14-28, 2004. The "La Belle France" tour is facilitated by ACIS (American Council for International Study) and is sponsored by the Art Department. The tour is open to faculty, staff, friends, families and students. SPU students may earn three to five optional credits (cost extra) by registering for Art 4920: Readings in Art, under Professor Michael Caldwell, chair of the Art Department. The trip itinerary includes Paris, D-Day beaches, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, Chartres, Versailles, Nice, Vence, Monaco, Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Monet's home at Giverny. Trip package costs: Student rate: $2,889; Adult rate: $3,798. Package includes $95 registration fee, $125 for airport taxes, round trip airfare, Seattle to Paris, three to four star hotels, two meals daily, ground transportation, museum entrances and interpreters. The deposit of $95 is due ASAP; final payment is due March 3, 2004. Register for the "La Belle France" tour online at using "Haas" (group leader) and "48906" (group number). Or to receive a registration packet, ensure your spot on the trip and ask questions, contact Susan Haas at (206) 522-0693.

Last Week to See "J.B."

The SPU Theatre Department will present Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer-Prize-winning play, “J.B.," January 29-31 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. “J.B.," the counterpart to the biblical Job, delves into the unanswered questions of a man's relationship with God in a world of injustice. The play is memorable as verse, drama and spiritual inquiry. The play is directed by Professor of Theatre George Scranton and set design is by Professor of Theatre Don Yanik. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

Falcon Gymnastics This Week

SPU gymnasts return to Brougham Pavilion to face San Jose State on Friday, January 30 at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. SPU faces San Jose State. General admission tickets for all SPU home gymnastics meets are $5 and $3 for students, youth and senior citizens with proper identification. Teams or groups can qualify for discount rates by call (206) 281-2085 in advance. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 30

The SPU community is invited to a festive celebration of the Lunar New Year, including traditional Asian food and entertainment, on Friday, January 30, at 6 p.m. in Weter Lounge. The event is free and sponsored by ASSP, MOSAIC and Emerson Bridges Floors.


Seagall's Article on Iraqis, South Africans Published

Kimberly Segall, assistant professor of English, received notice that her article, "Traumatic Transpositions Through Stories and Songs in Iraq and South Africa: From Individual Trauma to Collective Mourning Performances," has been accepted for publication in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, (Duke University Press). The article compares how groups of Kurdish Iraqis and Xhosa South Africans use songs and stories to build community bonds and work through traumatic experiences.

Levison's Article on “The Spirit of the Gospels" Published

Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, contributed the article, “The Spirit in the Gospels: Breaking the Impasse of Early 20th Century German Scholarship," to a Festschrift for Gerald F. Hawthorne titled New Testament Greek and Exegesis, edited by Amy Donaldson and Timothy Sailors (Eerdmans, 2003).

Welcome, Justin

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Justin Rose as the new customer service specialist at the Casey Conference Center.


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 Food and Nutritional Sciences
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

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
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor-Education (20 hrs/wk), Graduate Center
Maintenance Mechanic II, Plant Services
Medical Assistant (10-months), Health Services
Transportation Worker, Building Maintenance More

Volume #31, Issue #4 | Published by: University Communications

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

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018