Monday, March 29, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Waitlist, Increasing Class Size, Last Day to Add Classes and Other Deadlines

The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services (SAS) will contact students who have been registered from the waitlist.
If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Ingrid Erickson at or (206) 281-2635 in SAS by 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, to have your class enrollment increased. In order to stop the waitlist on March 30, the timeline for increasing enrollment needs to match the waitlist deadline.
Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 2. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.
Other Registration Deadlines-Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or registering for an internship, independent study or individual instruction in music may do so in SAS, Demaray Hall 151, through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12.

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.

Nominate Your Student for Student Employee of the Year by April 9

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. 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. 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).

Barnabas Servant Leadership Nominations Due by April 16

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

Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year by April 15

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


Steele's Article About His Daughter Published

Rick Steele, professor of theology, recently published an essay titled "The Wish Kite," in The Journal of Religion, Disability and Health (7/4, 2003: 55-63.) He tells about the time 11 years ago when his daughter, Sarah, already suffering from a debilitating muscular-skeletal disease (fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva), was diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain tumor (craniopharyngioma). Several treatment protocols were available, but the final decision was made, indirectly, by Sarah herself, when she sang her elementary school's theme song "Accentuate the Positive" in the brain surgeon's waiting room.

MacDonald Elected President of CAPS-West

Don MacDonald, professor of psychology, family and community, is the 2003-04 president of the Western region of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS-West). On March 19 and 20, he led convocation of CAPS-West representatives in an examination of possible future developments around Christianity and psychology and how CAPS might respond to these developments. The meetings were held at Biola University's Rosemead School of Psychology.

Ferreiro Gives Reformation Lectures

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave a four-part lecture series on the Reformation for parish volunteer catechists as part of the certification program for the Archdiocese of Seattle. The lectures were given March 21 at the Immaculate Conception parish in Everett. The lectures were intended to help them better understand the ecclesial Reformation communities, what they have in common with the Catholic church and what still is in discussion in ecumenical initiatives.

Presnell Wins NCAA Division II Coach of the Year

SPU Women's Basketball Coach Gordy Presnell, who has taken the Falcons to an unbeaten season and a berth in the NCAA Elite Eight, was named the Russell Athletic/Women's Basketball Coaches Association coach of the year in NCAA Division II for the second year in a row. Presnell was earlier voted both coach of the year in the West Region and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). Under Presnell, the Falcons won all 27 regular-season games and the GNAC title for the second year in a row.

Emerita Professor Maxine Haynes Passes Away

Maxine Haynes, professor emerita of health science, passed away on March 20. She was a member of the School of Health Sciences faculty from 1976-81, and was instrumental in developing the Costa Rica Nursing Program. A news obituary on her life and career called her the “Jackie Robinson" of Seattle nursing for breaking the color barrier in the 1940s. Read her story in the Seattle P.I. 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
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan-Customer Service, University Services
Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, School of Education
Office Coordinator, Graduate Admissions Residence Life Coordinator (female), Residence Life
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
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

Volume #31, Issue #13 | Published by: University Communications

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