Monday, August 30, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Summer Grades Due by September 14

Summer Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 14. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web; in person; placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151); 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.

Student Employee Supervisor Training Sessions

In preparation for Autumn Quarter, student employee supervisors are encouraged to attend an annual training session. Discussion topics will include the recruiting and hiring process, necessary paperwork, electronic payroll procedures, as well as a variety of other aspects related to student employees. Sessions will be held in the Library Seminar Room from 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1 and September 8. Please encourage new student employee supervisors from your department to attend. Please RSVP to Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, at

Requesting Cadre Proposals for Autumn Quarter

The Campus Ministries Cadre program aims to provide students with opportunities to foster relationships with other students, faculty and staff through discussion, study and/or prayer by focusing on specific issues or academic disciplines. Do you have an idea for a cadre? Campus Ministries is currently accepting proposals for Autumn Quarter. If you have questions, contact Campus Ministries Administrative Assistant Christi Scovil at or (206) 281-2966. You can complete a proposal form online. More

Camp Casey hosts U.S. Navy Reserves for SEAHAWK 2004 Harbor Defense Exercise

From August 13–26, Camp Casey was the location for 75 U.S. Navy reservists participating in a homeland security and harbor patrol exercises. Their camp was set up just north of Fort Casey Inn and “resembled MASH 4077," according to Mitch Richards, Camp Casey's guest group-program coordinator. A large crowd from the SPU Alumni Weekend was invited for an exclusive tour of the camp and sampling of chow from the mess tent. Tom Asmus, Camp Casey site manager, received a plaque in appreciation of Casey's service during the exercise.

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.

Last Chance to Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for 2004-05

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a “Community Events" brochure highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2004-2005 academic year, especially for Autumn Quarter and Winter Quarter. If you are planning an event, lecture, speaker series, conference or anything of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Cooper Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at (206) 281-2977.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week until late September. Be sure to send your announcements and news as early as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Cooper Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. (Look for the “Submit Bulletin Items" in the upper right-hand corner.) The next deadline is Thursday, September 9, for the September 13 publication.


Strawn Leaving Student Programs

Scott Strawn, director of student programs, is moving south! Scott will be the director of residence life at Santa Clara University. We thank Scott for his leadership in Student Programs. We appreciate his hard work and innovation with Orientation, ASSP and the Collegium. Scott's last day is September 10. Godspeed to Scott and Cambra in their transition. We're sorry to see him go, but wish him all the best.

Gasque Challenges Canada's Leading Religion Journalist

W. Ward Gasque, adjunct professor of business ethics in the School of Business and Economics, has an article in “Fact and Fiction" of the History News Network, challenging the pseudo-scholarship reflected in Tom Harpur's Canadian bestseller The Pagan Christ.

Gasque to Spend Autumn Quarter at Schloss Mittersill

W. Ward Gasque, adjunct professor of business ethics at SPU's School of Business and Economics, will teach this fall at Schloss Mittersill, Austria, a study center associated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. In the days of the Iron Curtain, students went to politically neutral Austria to study the Christian faith in a friendly environment. Today, evangelical Christianity can be openly taught in all of the former U.S.S.R. and its satellites. However, the Schloss, a 12th-century castle, still brings together students from both Western and Eastern Europe (and also a few from other continents) for theological education.

Hoekstra Accepted Into Mensa

Rod Hoekstra, administrative systems team manager in Computer and Information Systems, was recently accepted into Mensa, the high-IQ society. As an organization, American Mensa provides intelligent individuals an opportunity to meet other smart people at the local, regional and national levels. Mensans interact at entertaining events and exchange ideas through a variety of publications. Mensa members also work to help others in their communities by providing scholarships and volunteering for community-oriented activities. Congratulations, Rod.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available on the SPU White Pages or through their departments.

Stacy Nelson has joined Student Financial Services as a counselor.
James Nicolaus has joined Safety and Security as an officer.
Jennifer Dwyer has joined the Student Counseling Center as the administrative assistant.


Parrotts in USA Today, KCPQ-TV

SPU's “Relationship 101" class, taught by Les and Leslie Parrott, was mentioned in USA Today on August 16, in an article titled “Marriage 101 can make better elective than divorce." The Parrotts are co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development. They are also doing a weekly “Relationships" segment on the KCPQ-TV (Channel 13) morning show. The segment began as an occasional appearance last April until the station executives asked the Parrotts to do a weekly segment. They've been on KCPQ-TV weekly since June. Read the USA Today story online. More

Davis Endorsed by The Columbian

Associate Professor of Political Science and U.S. Senate candidate Reed Davis was endorsed by The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver, Washington. Read the endorsement online. More


Edwards and Igelman Wed

Scott Edwards, associate professor of marriage and family therapy, and Cher Igelman, assistant professor of school counseling, were married on July 16, at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Queen Anne. Family, close friends and best man Rob McKenna, associate professor of psychology, joined the bride and groom for a small ceremony officiated by Larry Grounds. The reception was held at the Madison Renaissance downtown.

Schwertly's Dog Competes

Simon, a miniature dachshund owned by Assistant Director of Admissions Scott Schwertly and his wife, competed in the STAR 101.5 Wiener Dog races at Emerald Downs on August 20. Simon needed to finish in the top six in order to move into the finals. However, he placed seventh in his race.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization

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

Administrative Assistant-Physical Education, College of Arts and Sciences
Admissions Counselor-Multi-ethnic Student Recruiting, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director for Student Financial Services Counseling, Student Financial Services
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (32 hrs/wk), Athletics
Graduate Records Coordinator, Graduate Center
Lead Security Officer, Safety and Security
Office Assistant, University Advancement
Performing Groups Coordinator, University Communications
Professional Certification Program Associate (20 hrs/wk), School of Education
Systems Analyst, Administration Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Systems Analyst, Systems Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems

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 #30 | Published by: University Communications

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