Monday, May 3, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


President's Recognition Convocation

The President's Recognition Convocation will be held Tuesday, May 4, in Brougham Pavilion from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Recognitions will include years-of-service awards, Professor of the Year Award, staff members of the year awards and the President's Awards for Excellence. All campus offices will be closed for this event. Plan to come and celebrate!

2004-05 Holiday Closure Schedule

President Eaton has approved the holiday and Christmas closure schedule for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (206) 281-2809 if you have questions. The schedule may be viewed online. More

Run a “Last Mile" With Coach Doris Heritage

Doris Brown Heritage, a two-time Olympian and five-time world cross country champion, is scheduled to undergo hip replacement surgery in June. That procedure will relieve her pain but also prevent her from pursuing her lifelong passion of running. SPU's longtime coach of cross country and track and field will be honored with a ceremonial race, the Heritage Mile, as part of the Ken Foreman Invitational meet at West Seattle's Southwest Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 15, beginning at noon. Friends, former teammates and SPU alumni runners are invited to join her on the starting line. For a minimum $25 tax-deductible contribution to the Doris Heritage Scholarship endowment, each participant gets a commemorative T-shirt and an up-close opportunity to see Heritage pull away from the field one more time. For more information, visit the Falcons Online. More


Seattle Pacific Reachout INTernational (SPRINT) is looking for people to debrief nursing mission trip team members. Debriefing is simply spending an hour with a student listening to stories, looking at pictures, and discussing how their life is 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

Center for Learning Open House on May 4

The Center for Learning is hosting an open house on Tuesday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m. The Center is located in Lower Moyer Hall. Come meet the staff and check out the Writing Center and tutoring services. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (206) 281-2475.

Commute Trip Reduction Forms Due by May 5

If you are participated in the Commute Trip Reduction Wheel Options campaign, entry forms are due by May 5 to Cheryl Michaels in Safety and Security. Check out the Web site for more information. More

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Performs May 10

SPU's Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place across the street from the SPU campus at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Avenue West, in the Fine Center. The concert is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information, call (206) 281-2205.

New Literary Award by Image and SPU English Department

Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion and the SPU Department of English are proud to announce the establishment of an annual event to be held Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Seattle Art Museum Lecture Hall. The Denise Levertov Award will be given annually to an artist or creative writer whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with the Judeo-Christian tradition. The event is named for Denise Levertov, one of the 20th century's greatest poets, a writer who moved to Seattle and embraced the landscape of the Pacific Northwest with a passion. Levertov's Christian faith became an important part of her later work, as evidenced by her collection, The Stream & the Sapphire: Selected Poems on Religious Themes. The first recipient of the award is Madeline DeFrees, who will read some of her work at the event. Madeline DeFrees is the author of seven full-length poetry collections, including Blue Dusk: New & Selected Poems, 1951-2001 (Copper Canyon, 2001; winner of the 2002 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and a Washington Book Award), two chapbooks, as well as two nonfiction books about experiences from her 38 years in a Catholic convent. She has published essays, reviews and several short stories and has received fellowships in poetry from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The May 11 event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Image Web site. More

Place Your Regalia Order Early

May 24 is the deadline for SPU's faculty and staff to place rental regalia orders for June's Commencement ceremonies. There are two ways to order: Go to Herff-Jones Web site at and enter SPU's customer number 46000284000. The SPU order number is 343464. (If you ordered online last year, then select your name from the pull-down box. If this is your first online order, select "New Faculty Member" and fill out the form). You can also place an order by stopping by the SPU Bookstore and picking up a form.

SPU's Garden Tour on June 5

Tour award-winning campus landscapes and explore select residential gardens at SPU's second annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day includes lectures by Seattle Post-Intelligencer garden columnist Marty Wingate and garden writer and SPU alum Debra Prinzing ‘81, as well as tours of several SPU gardens and six private gardens on Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 with pre-ordered van service on a space-available basis. Order tickets by calling (206) 281-2138 or visit the Web site. More

Dr. Gordon Fee Comes to SPU

SPU welcomes noted New Testament scholar and SPU alum Dr. Gordon Fee '56 for two special presentations. On Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to the SPU campus, Dr. Fee will speak on the topic "The Church: A People of Presence." He will again speak in Chapel on Tuesday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. also at First Free Methodist Church on “The Believer: A Person of the Presence." Dr. Fee is professor emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College and currently serves as the general editor of the New International Commentary series.

Annual “Night of Beats" on May 7

MOSAIC welcomes you to its annual “Night of Beats" on Friday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. There will be many great performances with music from around the world. This year includes a hip-hop dance competition with a grand prize of $500. Tickets are $5, and the proceeds go to Club Friday, a Christian outreach organization that mentors youth. For more information, contact Charisse Everet at or Corrie deVry at The MOSAIC Club is a student-led group active in creating multicultural appreciation on campus.

Autumn Quarter Registration Is Coming Soon

Registration for Autumn Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Wednesday, May 12. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 24. Contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or if you have questions.

Special Faculty, Staff Rate for Christian Writers Renewal With Jerry Jenkins

Jerry Jenkins, president of Christian Writers Guild, has written and published numerous books, several of which have been on The New York Times best-seller list. He will speak three times to the SPU Christian Writers Renewal, May 28-29. The conference also features 22 writers' workshop options and access to literary agents and publishing reps from Focus on the Family Books, Harvest House, Jossey-Bass and Zondervan. SPU faculty and staff members may attend the full conference for just $65 -- almost half price. If you prefer to hear Jerry only, single tickets for the Friday evening event are $12 (includes dessert). For conference registration at this special rate or tickets to the Friday night event, contact Bobbie Taylor at or call (206) 281-2723.

Stamping Workshop for Students, Faculty and Staff on May 4

Faculty and staff are invited to "Springtime Celebrations," a stamping workshop, on Tuesday, May 4, from 5-8 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Come join stamping instructor and SPU alumna Rebekah Young for an evening of creative card-making fun. We'll work on card designs for Mother's Day, grads, dads and springtime birthdays! For those interested in expanding their stamp collection, "A Muse Artstamps" entire line of rubberstamps will be available for purchase at 10 percent off retail prices. Bring your creativity and a friend or two. No stamping experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and have fun! Join us for the entire three hours, or drop in as your schedule allows. The cost is $10 (includes materials and instruction). To RSVP or for more information, contact The event is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center's group, CONNECT.

SPU and UPS Choirs in Concert on May 4

From David Anderson, director of choral activities: “On Tuesday, May 4, the SPU Concert Choir will combine with the University of Puget Sound ‘Adelphian Concert Choir' and guest conductor Dr. Vance George, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. The centerpiece of this concert will be the ‘Symphony of Psalms' by Igor Stravinsky. This is one of the most significant works of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking work and should not be missed, especially with the remarkable collaboration between these two schools. Other selected choral literature for the concert includes music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers Stanford, Heinrich Schütz and others. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Tickets are $12 and $6 for seniors, students, faculty and staff. A second performance will be held on Wednesday, May 5, at UPS."


Lustyk, Psychology Students Present Papers

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Kathy Lustyk, associate professor of psychology, recently presented a research paper titled “Stress, Quality of Life and Physical Activity in Women With Varying Degrees of Premenstrual Symptomatology" at the 84th annual convention of the Western Psychological Association in Phoenix, Arizona. Her co-authors were recent doctoral graduate Amy Paschane '03 and psychology alumna Laura Widman ‘03. In addition, two research posters were presented: “Stress Reactivity in Women: Do Psychological and Physiological Measures Differ?" by current doctoral student Karen Olson, current psychology students Dustin Watson and Laura Meserole, and Kathy Lustyk and Amy A. Paschane; and “Implications of Gender on Sense of Control Reports" by psychology alumna Laura Widman ‘03, current psychology students Kara Worrell and Emily Soule, and again Kathy Lustyk and Amy Paschane. All of the undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni are performing research under Kathy's supervision in her psychophysiology laboratory.

Dearborn's Article Published

Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theology, recently published an article titled, "The Baptized Imagination" in Inklings of Joy: Christian Reflections, a series of articles on faith and ethics for Baylor University's Center for Christian Ethics. The article can be found online. More

Fitch Invited on “Army Educator Tour"

Cindy Fitch, associated professor of biology, was recently the invited guest of the Army Health Care recruiting team to Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis in San Antonio, Texas, April 12-14. As a member of the “Army Educator Tour," Cindy learned how pre-health students can qualify for military health services scholarships and loan repayment plans after joining the military. She also learned about the lives of medical officers and the many military-sponsored health-career education programs. On April 24, Cindy attended the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation's annual advising meeting and founders'banquet as an invited guest of the American Association of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Both were invaluable learning experiences for advising students in professional health care careers.

Adams, Gatlin and Ward Attend AACRO Conference

SPU staff recently made presentations at the American Association of Collegiate Registrar's and Admissions Officers. More than 3,000 professionals attended the Las Vegas meeting held April 19-22. Ruth Adams, university registrar, presented a session on out-of-state orientation programs titled “Is This an Effective Recruitment and Retention Tool for Your Institution?" Kenda Gatlin, associate registrar, presented a session on building your dream team titled “Motivating Registration and Records Staff to Perform at Their Peak!" Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, was a featured speaker at a pre-conference workshop for new admissions leaders and spoke on “Professional Responsibility: Building Blocks for Your Career."


SPU Ranked One of the Best Christian Places to Work

SPU ranked #2 in the higher education category of “Best Christian Places to Work" by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The survey polled more than 10,000 employees from 107 organizations in a variety of Christian industries. In a story on the rankings in Christianity Today magazine, Associate Director of BCWI Helen Lee said, “The workplaces that stood out were the ones that extended the boundaries of loving one's neighbor to include office colleagues. These organizations look more like Christian communities than Christian corporations, and their employees treat one another more like family than co-workers." Read more about the rankings online. More

SPU, SBE Cited in Seattle Times Business Column

SPU, the School of Business and Economics and Dean Jeff Van Duzer were mentioned by Seattle Times business columnist Stephen R. Dunphy on April 28. Dunphy attend the annual SPU Greater Seattle Community Breakfast on April 27 in downtown Seattle. Read his column online. More

SPU Breakfast Speaker Mentioned in Seattle P-I

Seattle Post-Intelligencer National Correspondent and columnist Joel Connelly differed with some of op-ed columnist David Brooks comments at the annual SPU Greater Seattle Community Breakfast on April 27. Connelly, who attended the breakfast, mentioned the event and Brooks in his column on April 28. Read his column online. More

SPU Breakfast Mentioned on KVI-AM

The SPU Greater Seattle Community Breakfast and keynote speaker David Brooks were discussed by John Carlson on his talk show on KVI-AM (570) on April 27. John attended the SPU Greater Seattle Community Breakfast earlier that day.

SPU Alum Interviewed on NPR's “Fresh Air"

SPU alum David Klinger ‘80, former police officer, criminologist, university professor and author, was recently interviewed on NPR's “Fresh Air" about his new book about police shootings titled Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force. During the interview he briefly mentions his “evangelical Christian tradition" beginning at SPU. 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
Professional Certification Program Associate, School of Education
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Student Mental Health Counselor-Eating Disorder Specialist, Student Health Center
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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