Monday, March 22, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Listen to the Falcons on the Web in the Elite Eight.

All SPU's women's basketball games in the Elite Eight tourney will be Webcast by (You will need Windows Media Player to listen.) The first game is Wednesday, March 24, against Drury University, beginning at noon (PST). If SPU wins, the second game is Thursday, March 25, at 4 p.m. (PST). The championship game is Saturday, March 27, at 3 p.m. (PST). (The championship will also be televised live on ESPN2.) For more information and to get to the Webcast site, go the Falcons Online. More

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

How does God's presence in your life impact your presence in the lives of those around you? Learn the answer to this question at the next Staff Council Forum on Wednesday, March 24, at 9 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Rita Nussli, executive director of New Horizons Ministries, will share about her journey of intimacy with God and how God has brought her to a ministry of presence in Seattle. Come hear practical steps towards practicing the ministry of presence with the people God brings into your life. For more details on the forum and the continuing discussion of workplace attitudes, go to the Staff Council Web pages. More

Winter Quarter Grades Due March 25

Winter Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on 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 procedures, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid and processing enrollment verifications.

On-campus Mail Service Once a Day During Spring Break

Here's a friendly reminder that mail service will be delivered and picked up once in the afternoon throughout Spring Break. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Frank Kinard, manager of mailing and copying services, at (206) 281-2663.

April Is National Student Employment Month

Start making plans to celebrate "National Student Employment Month" in April with your hardworking student employees. Whether you throw a party or just take time to say "thank you," it's important to recognize their contribution to your department. The “Student Employee of the Year" will be recognized at an appreciation ceremony on Friday, April 23. All student employees and supervisors are invited to attend (invitations will be sent soon). You can also nominate an outstanding student for "Student Employee of the Year." Nominations are due by Friday, April 9, and can be completed online. More

Barnabas Servant Leadership Nominations

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2004-05 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student or students for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in the name of the recipient to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by Friday, April 16, and can be found on the Office of Campus Ministries home page. More

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.

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers on Tour in Southern California

SPU's Concert Choir and Chambers Singers are now on tour in Southern California until March 28. The choirs perform concerts and 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, are now on tour in the San Francisco Bay area until March 28. Known for their dramatic excellence and theological richness, the Players are performing 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

Future Scientists Here March 25-26

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.

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


Uomoto, Students Participate in Psychology Conference

Jay Uomoto, professor of graduate psychology, and students in graduate psychology and marriage and family therapy participated in the recent mid-winter Rehabilitation Psychology Conference held in Seattle. It was sponsored by Division 22 of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology. Students Chad Anderson, Erica Coady, Jayme Fergoda, Brenda Havellana, Maria Holsman, Karen Olson and Megan Swan participated in the organization and execution of the program. Uomoto gave an invited address titled "Stroke Rehabilitation: Sequelae and Intervention Tactics." Approximately 180 psychologists from around the country attended the conference.

Feldman's Work Selected in Northwest Biennial Competition

Two works by Roger Feldman, professor of art, have been selected for an upcoming exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum titled “Northwest Biennial: Buildingwise." Roger was one of 77 artists out of 479 to be selected, and was fortunate to have both works accepted. The show celebrates the opening last summer of the new Tacoma Art Museum. The dimensions of the sculpture are 13'6"x10'x12' and is made of wood, PVC roofing material, wire and cement. The show opens on April 17 and runs until August 29, 2004.

Welcome, Jamie!

SPU is delighted to welcome Jamie Oaks as the new student programs administrative assistant in the Office of Student Life.


Woodward's Letter Printed in The Seattle Times.

A letter to the editor written by Bill Woodward, professor of history, was printed in The Seattle Times on March 22. Bill writes about his disappointment in a recent Seattle Times editorial congratulating the Washington state teams headed to the NCAA basketball playoffs but neglecting to mention the SPU women Falcons. Find his letter under "March Madness" online. More

Wolfe's Media Appearances With New Book

An interview with Gregory Wolfe, writer in residence and editor of Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion at SPU, appeared in In the article, Greg talks his new book titled Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith and Mystery. He was also interviewed by Catholic Northwest Progress on March 18. Read his Christianity Today interview online More

Feldman Interviewed by KCTS

KCTS (Channel 9) recently interviewed Roger Feldman, professor of art, about his work as an installation artist. The interview was part of a five-minute features series highlighting the arts called “City A Go-Go, which airs on both KCTS and Seattle public service station Channel 28. You can view the video online. More


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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