Monday, March 15, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Quarter Grades Due March 25

Winter Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Thursday March 25. 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.

Order Commencement Regalia Today

Now is the time to order regalia for the coming end-of-year ceremonies, including graduation. Please contact the SPU Bookstore to rent regalia. Tired of renting every year? Contact the bookstore for more information on purchasing your regalia. Do you have questions about your regalia needs? A representative from Herff-Jones will be in the bookstore Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday March 17, to answer all your regalia questions.

Tell Your Southern California Friends That SPU Is Coming

During Spring Break, SPU's Concert Choir and Chambers Singers will be on tour in Southern California from March 18-28. The choirs will perform three concerts, including one at the Munson Chapel at Azusa Pacific University. The music groups will also give special performances in churches and schools in Santa Barbara, Laguna Hills, North Long Beach, Escondido and La Habra. Tell your family and friends in Southern California not to miss SPU's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers! To see the Spring Break Performing Groups schedule, visit the Web page. More

SPU Players on Tour in the Bay Area

The University Players, a five-member drama troupe of SPU students, will be touring the San Francisco Bay Area during Spring Break, March 18-28. Known for their dramatic excellence and theological richness, the Players will perform original dramas in churches, retirement centers and private schools. Tell your family and friends in the San Francisco area not to miss the SPU Players! For more information on their tour, visit the Spring Tours Web page. More

Welcome, Future Scientists!

For more than 20 years, SPU has hosted the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WJSHS). It is one of 47 similar regional programs conducted by the Academy of Applied Science under contract with the U.S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Hundreds of Washington high school students and teachers with a special interest in science, mathematics and technology research will attend this year's symposium on campus, March 25-26. Fifteen high school students have been selected to present their science research at the WJSHS, and the Washington winner will receive a $4,500 scholarship. The SPU community is invited to the poster presentations in Weter Lounge on Thursday, March 25 after 3 p.m. through Friday, March 26. Oral presentations are Thursday from 7:15-9 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

LOTR Discussion at Response Online

“Return of the King" swept the Academy Awards. “The Passion of the Christ" is drawing long lines and lots of controversy. How should Christians engage the culture through the movies? Join the discussion on Response's online bulletin board. More

Learn About “A Ministry of Presence" at the Next Staff Council Forum

How does God's presence in your life impact your presence in the lives of those around you? Rita Nussli, executive director of New Horizons Ministries, will share about her journey of intimacy with God at the next SPU Staff Forum on Wednesday, March 24, at 9 a.m. in Upper Gwinn. New Horizons Ministries helps homeless youth on the streets of Seattle. Fellow SPU staff members will also discuss the various ways they steward their time to serve with organizations outside of SPU. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the forum and the continuing discussion of workplace attitudes, go to the Staff Council Web page. More

“La Belle Tour" Cancelled, New Tour to Italy Scheduled

The "La Belle Tour" to France has been cancelled for July 2004. Sign up now for an ACIS (American Council for International Study) "Passage to Italy" 15-day tour, July 11-25, 2005. The trip includes London, Paris, Venice, Florence, Padua, Siena and Rome. Savings are available if registered by April 20, 2004. Cost for students is $3,259; adults (24 or older) is $3,679, which includes roundtrip airfare, three- to four- star hotels, two meals per day, ground transportation, museum entrances and guides. For more information, go to To register online, go to the ACIS Web site's "Registration Center." For questions, contact Susan Haas, art history adjunct professor, at (206) 522-0693 or email SPU credit is optional to anyone for additional cost of summer credits.

It's Never to Early to Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year!

Want to appreciate a staff member? Act now by nominating them to SPU's Staff Council for one of the "Staff of the Year" Awards. Two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) will be awarded $1,000 in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments right now to complete the online nomination form. 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.


Gallagher Presents Lecture, Serves as Evaluator

Susan Gallagher, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, visited Azusa Pacific University on March 9-10 to serve as an outsider evaluator for their English department review. She also presented a lecture in their College of Liberal Arts and Sciences series titled, "Truth and Confession: New South African Narratives."

Fritzberg Attends White House Conference

Greg Fritzberg, associate professor of education, attended a White House conference on “Faith-Based and Community Initiatives" in Los Angeles during the first week of March. President Bush spoke about his continued commitment to the program. Greg is editing a book about faith-based, community-school partnerships, which is funded by the Northwest Leadership Foundation and scheduled for completion in September 2005.

Algera, Lierman Present Workshops

Henry Algera, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, and Debby Lierman, chair of elementary education and student placement, presented separate workshops at the recent Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) annual conference in Spokane. Henry, along with 2003 SPU alum John Bond, presented a session titled "Getting Beyond the Plateau: Empowering Students with Learning Tools." This session provided a review of research-based learning tools and how they can be used to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Debby presented "Pedagogy Assessment: Seeing Through the Eyes of the Student," which provided an overview of the state-mandated pedagogy assessment tool and how it impacts teacher assessment. All sessions were well attended.

Ferreiro Presents Reformation Lectures

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave a four-hour lecture on the Reformation to 40 local Catholic school teachers as part of their Catechesis Certification, sponsored by the “Ongoing Spiritual Formation" program of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Emphasis was placed upon the many areas that Protestants and Catholics agree while at the same time signaling areas that require further discussion. The talks were delivered at St. Pius X Parish in Mountlake Terrace on March 9.

Holsinger Gives Islam, Christianity Lectures

Professor of History Don Holsinger gave a three-part lecture series on "Comparing Islam and Christianity as Frameworks for Religious Life" in the Adult Education program at the Church of the Ascension in Magnolia in February and March. Organized around the themes of contexts, comparison and conclusions, the lectures explored key historical and doctrinal similarities and differences between the two faiths.

Sigafoes Presents “WebQuest" Model to Teachers

Jenifer Sigafoes Phelan, education liaison and remote services librarian, recently presented her work using the educational technology "WebQuest" model to deliver literacy instruction to pre-service teachers. "The Juvenile Literature Review WebQuest: Technology Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Teachers in Training" was presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 3.

University Communications Wins Nine Awards

The Office of University Communications received nine awards for publications and communications projects at the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VIII Regional Conference, February 28-March 2, in Portland, Oregon. District VIII includes public and private colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and all of Western Canada. The awards are:

Gold Award/Magazines Category. Response. Jennifer Gilnett, editor; Sarah Jio; assistant editor; Joel Ertsgaard, designer; Clint Kelly, Hope McPherson, Jeffrey Overstreet and Margaret Smith, staff writers.

Gold Award/Publications Category. School of Business Vision Brochure. Margaret Smith, writer and project manager; Theresa Martin, designer; School of Business and Economics, client.

Gold Award/Visual Design Category. Sacred Sounds of Christmas Marketing Package. Luann Bice, designer; Jennifer Gilnett, writer and project manager; Dale Kegley, art director; President's Office, client.

Gold Award/Illustration Category. “Religion: Cause or Cure for Terrorism?" Spring 2003 Response. John Lavin, illustrator; Jennifer Gilnett, editor; Joel Ertsgaard, designer.

Silver Award/Electronic Media Category. Online Response. Jennifer Gilnett, editor; Hope McPherson, online content manager; Joel Ertsgaard, designer; Wendi Parriera, Web developer.

Silver Award/Publications Category. Community Events Brochure. Tracy Cooper Norlen, writer and project manager; Dale Kegley, designer; University Relations, client.

Silver Award/Visual Design Category. Women's Studies Brochure. Theresa Martin, designer; Margaret Smith, writer and project coordinator; Women's Studies Program, client.

Silver Award/Visual Design Category. “Sing All the Earth" Concert Choir CD Cover. Theresa Martin, designer; Hope McPherson, writer and project coordinator; Performing Groups, client.

Bronze Award/Photography. “Harvest Time at the Farm" Autumn 2003 Response. Jimi Lott, photographer; Jennifer Gilnett, editor; Joel Ertsgaard, designer.


Woodward on 710 KIRO News Radio

Bill Woodward, professor of history, was interviewed by 710 KIRO news radio about the history of the National Guard. The interview ran on March 15.

SPU Student in Fox's “The Littlest Groom"

SPU senior Jennifer Montzingo was part of a two-part reality show on the Fox channel titled “The Littlest Groom" on February 16 and 23. On February 24, KING-TV's “Evening Magazine" interviewed Jennifer about her life as a little person and her appearance on the Fox show.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
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 and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Teacher Education
For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site or call (206) 281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

Staff Positions

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Student Life, Academic Affairs
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Office Coordinator, Graduate Admissions Residence Life Coordinator (female), Residence Life
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the Web site or stop by the human resources office. You can also call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

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