Monday, September 27, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Welcome to SPU's Fac/Staff Bulletin!

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is the weekly, internal newsletter for SPU faculty and staff. All members of the SPU community are encouraged to submit information to the bulletin at, or by selecting “Submit Bulletin Items" from the bulletin itself. The bulletin is published on Mondays, and deadlines to submit information are Thursdays. The bulletin is divided into five main sections.

Announcements highlight the major news and events on campus. All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information, including department news, academic deadlines, campus events, or guest speakers. Digital photos and graphics are especially welcome. When possible, event information with be published in the bulletin two weeks prior to the event. Remember to plan ahead when submitting your information.

Faculty and Staff News is for professional news related to your position at SPU or in higher education. Items of interest are conferences attended, book or articles written or published, presentations made, awards received, research completed, or new title or positions held. Please don't be shy! We especially would like more professional news from SPU staff.

SPU in the News lists most of the print or broadcast media appearances by faculty and staff. If you've been used as a source for a reporter, please let us know by submitting it to the bulletin.

Milestones is for personal news of interest to the SPU community, including births, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, marriages, adoptions, awards, and athletic accomplishments. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!). Digital photos are always welcomed!

Current Job Openings lists the most current information on open faculty and staff positions at SPU.

Finally, be sure to visit the SPU Classifieds for items to sell or buy, childcare, ridesharing, apartments or rooms for rent, lost and found, and volunteer opportunities. The SPU Classifieds can be accessed from the SPU home page under “SPU Virtual Campus." More

Opening Convocation on September 28

The annual Opening Convocation will be held Tuesday, September 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. This campuswide event for students, faculty, and staff serves as a time to commit the new year to God and pray for each other. President Philip Eaton will give an opening address and charge. All campus offices and departments will be closed during Convocation.

Increasing Class Enrollment Ends September 28

If you would like to accommodate students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Ingrid Steele at or (206) 281-2635 in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, to have your class enrollment increased. In order to stop the waitlist on September 28, the timeline for increasing enrollment needs to match the waitlist deadline.

Waitlist Ends September 28

The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students who have been registered from the waitlist.

Last Day to Add Classes Is October 1

Students can register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including classes that meet once a week.

Other Registration Deadlines

Students may register for internships and various types of independent study through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, in Student Academic Services, located in Demaray Hall 151. Internships require the Internship Learning Contract. Independent study (4900/6900) and independent readings (4920) require the Independent Study Agreement. Individual instruction in music requires a one-on-one session with the instructor. Individual practicums (4930) and special projects (4960) require the Special Approval form. Students needing to register for Dissertation (7995/7999) must do so by October 8, as well. Additionally, students wishing to change the grading option on an eligible class to "Pass/No Credit" may do so in Student Academic Services through 4:30 p.m. on October 8.

Extended Bookstore Hours

The SPU Bookstore will be open extended hours during the first week of school. From Monday through Thursday, Bookstore hours are 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., and 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday.

SPU Remains in Top 15 in Annual U.S. News and World Report's Rankings

For the fifth straight year, SPU has been rated one of the top 15 colleges and universities in the West according to the annual rankings of U.S. News and World Report. In the "U.S. News 2005 Best Colleges," SPU was ranked 13 out of 129 in “Top Universities-Master's, West region." The master's schools are those that offer a full range of undergraduate and master's programs, but few doctoral programs. This year's ranking is unchanged from the 2004 rankings. For the fourth straight year, SPU was also in the top 15 for “Best Value." SPU's ranked four out of 129 in the “Top Universities-Master's, Western region." This is a significant jump from the No. 14 in 2004. The “Best Values" ranking are related to a school's academic quality, as indicated by its U.S. News ranking, and the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of financial aid. On the individual measures, two showed continued improvement.
Academic Reputation, which is based on surveying presidents, provosts and deans of admissions. SPU moved to no. 9, our highest ranking. (Last year SPU was no. 11).
Student Selectivity. SPU is ranked 12th this year (up from 26th last year) due to the academic strength of the 2003 Autumn Quarter entering freshman class.
For more information on the ranking, contact Jerry Finch, director of institutional research, at

SPU Recycling News

“My name is Mike Laverdiere, and I'm the new recycling coordinator at SPU. I'm a senior majoring in political science. Here are some updates and reminders concerning campus recycling."

What We Recycle Here at SPU–Most paper products are recyclable, including phone books, hardcover and softcover books, office paper, photocopy paper, envelopes with or without plastic windows, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, and Post-It notes. Boxes need to be broken down, and shredded paper should be bagged. We also recycle aluminum and tin cans, glass jars and bottles, and No. 1 and No. 2 plastics (check the bottom of the item for the plastic number). Spent toner and printer cartridges are also recyclable. Styrofoam is not recyclable. Paper plates, pizza boxes, disposable cups, doughnut boxes, and other food-stained materials should also be discarded.

Updates–The Recycling Department has a new Web site. The site was created to be an informational resource for faculty, staff, and students. The Web site is an excellent place to visit if you have any questions related to SPU's recycling program. The Web site address is

Recycle Mugs–To see any updates on this year's recycle mug, please visit our Web site. The recycle mugs will be issued some time during Winter Quarter.

Reminders-The student staff who runs the recycling program works very hard to accommodate every office need. Please help us better serve you and the environment by keeping recyclables separated appropriately and giving the Recycling Department advance notice for larger-than-usual pickups. For the safety of everyone, please do not pack recyclables in boxes that are heavier or larger than you would be comfortable carrying yourself. The staff of the Recycling Department is open to ideas from faculty, staff, and students regarding the recycling program. It is our responsibility as a community to respect and ensure the well being of our environment. We invite everyone to take pride in our program and share in its success. If you have any questions, ideas, concerns, or comments, contact us at or leave us a voicemail at (206) 281-2073.

Resonate Cadre Selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

The Resonate Cadre will sell Krispy Kreme doughnuts on October 4 and 5 to raise money for Q Café, an extension of the ministries of Covenant Church in the Interbay neighborhood. The doughnuts are $7 a box and will be available in the SUB from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. With the purchase you will receive one dozen donuts, a cup of drip coffee, and a Q Café 2-for-1 coupon. You can preorder by contacting Jennifer Keuer at Stop by to learn more about Q Café and Community Center, which provides a friendly cafe atmosphere for students and the community, computer classes and labs for homeless and low income individuals, children's activities, and social service referrals. The Q Café is a non-profit 501(c)3.

Faculty, Staff Get Free Tickets to SPU Athletic Events

The Falcons invite all faculty and staff to join us for another exciting year of SPU athletics, and it won't cost you a dime. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion and -- if using the Interbay Shuttle -- home soccer games, as well. Simply show your staff I.D. at the Brougham Pavilion ticket window or on board the shuttle to Interbay Stadium. NOTE: Shuttle service from Tiffany Loop to Interbay begins one hour prior to kick-off, with shuttles running approximately every 20 minutes.

Orientation for New Student Employees

The offices of Student Employment and Student Payroll will be conducting "New Student Employee Orientations" on the first three Fridays in October at 3 p.m in Weter Hall 202. The Fridays are October 1, 8, and 15. Topics covered include Office of Student Employment services, student employee paperwork, work study vs. non-work study employment, the Student Employee handbook, and electronic payroll procedures. The session will be approximately 45 minutes. Students who attend should be paid for this time. Contact Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, at (206) 281-2047 or with questions.

Men's Soccer This Week

After three weeks on the road, the SPU men's soccer team returns to Interbay Stadium for two games this week. On Tuesday, September 28, the Falcons face Montana State-Billings at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, October 2, they take on Humboldt State at 4 p.m. Falcon soccer games are played at Interbay Stadium, located less than a mile west of campus. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Women's Soccer on Saturday

Don't miss this week's women's soccer game against Humboldt State on Saturday, October 2, at 1 p.m. The Falcons are ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division II poll conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Falcon soccer games are played at Interbay Stadium, located less than a mile from the SPU campus and two blocks west of 15th Avenue Northwest near Dravus Street. For all the latest in Falcon sports, check out the Falcons Online. More

Falcon Volleyball Double-header This Weekend

The SPU women's volleyball team plays back-to-back games this weekend. On Friday, October 1, the Falcons face Alaska-Anchorage and then take on Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday, October 2. Both games start at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcon Online. More

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests

For full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: October 1 is the deadline to submit an online request for a spring weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center, located on Whidbey Island. The circa-1900 houses – once a part of the "Fort Casey" coastal military fortress – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee covers the cost to use a house for a weekend (or up to six nights) for you and your guests. The house accommodates up to 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach and other amenities at the conference center. Requests will be accepted for stays between February 3 and June 14, 2005. All requests are to be submitted online. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by October 31. If you are offered a spot, you will find that Camp Casey provides a wonderful setting for you and your guests to enjoy the rural, historical beauty of Whidbey Island. Go for walks, collect rocks on the beach, bicycle around Crockett Lake, fly a kite, play board games in the dining room, go out for dinner, escape into a book, or shop in Langley or Port Townsend. Camp Casey is a great place for R & R. Requests must be submitted online by October 1. If you have questions, email Elizabeth Anema at or call toll free to (866) 661-6604. To see photos of Casey and to register, visit the Camp Casey Web page. More

Stephen Bly Headlines Next Christian Writers Renewal

Stephen Bly, author of more than 90 books, ordained minister, mayor of Winchester, Idaho, and creator of the false-front Western village of Broken Arrow Crossing, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Christian Writers Renewal at SPU, June 3-4, 2005. At a special dessert reception on June 3, the well-known author will talk on “Dirt Trails and Distant Sunsets: The Spiritual Pilgrimage of a Reluctant Writer and Undisciplined Disciple." For more information, call (425) 488-2900 or contact

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin resumes weekly publication this week. The bulletin is published on Mondays, and deadlines to submit information are Thursdays. Only news directly related to the SPU community will be published. 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. The next deadline is Thursday, September 30.


Ferreiro's Summer Updates

Thanks to a grant from SPU's Center of Scholarship and Faculty Development, Alberto Ferreiro, professor of history, spent 14 days doing research on two books in Pamplona and Madrid, Spain. He worked at the Institute of Church History at the University of Navarra and the German Archaeological Institute in Madrid. He also took 24 students to the University of Salamanca for the month of July, marking his 15th consecutive summer. He published book reviews in Medieval Sermon Studies( Oxford) and the Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia (Pamplona). He also published the article “Patristics and Priestly Formation" in the July issue of The Priest. Another article,"Simon Magus in the Princeton Index of Christian Art," was published in Spanish in the Actas of the congress of the Association of the Ecclesiastical Archives of the Church, which he attended in 2003 in Ourense, Spain. He also enjoyed afternoons watching live broadcasts of the European Cup Soccer Championship while in Madrid and Lance Armstrong pedaling into Tour de France history in Salamanca.

SPFC Well Represented at America Psychological Association

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community was well represented by both faculty and students during the annual American Psychological Associations (APA) convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 27-August 1. Dean and Professor of Psychology Mícheál Roe served as the lead program chair for Division 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.) He also served as a respondent for the APA plenary symposium titled "Peace Building: Indigenous Psychology in Pacific Rim Nations." Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology John Thoburn presented a paper titled "Romantic Imprinting and Secondary Attachment in Mate Selection." Co-authors were graduate students Aleta Mattaino and Chad Melton. John also presented a poster with doctoral students Enica Cocoli and Michael Tandy titled "Differentiation of Self Through Differentiation to Self: A Proposed Psychoaffective-Epigenetic Model." Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology Marcia Webb and her doctoral students Dawn Heisler-Noojin, Steve Call, Sarah Chickering, and Trina Colburn presented a poster titled "Forgiveness and World Assumptions." Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Beverly Wilson presented three posters. The first, "Adolescents' Learning and Social Problems Predict Loneliness and Internalizing Problems," was co-authored with graduate students Vanya Sandberg, Lisa Emerson, Chrystal Agnor and Tamara Buker-Parrott. The second poster, "Fathers' Meta-Emotion and Children's Social Status," was based on first author's Jeffrey Stover's dissertation. The third, "The Role of Emotion Regulation and Hostile Attributions in Children's Aggression," was co-authored with graduate and undergraduate students Mary Gill, Angela Leighty, Gale Dekoekkoek, and Siobhan Fernandes-Richards. Dr. Wilson also sponsored a fourth poster presented by three of her graduate students, Stephanie Pickering, Kari Peterson, and Margaret Fuchs titled, "Aggression, Social Information Processing and Prosocial Behavior in Early Elementary School Children: A Longitudinal Study." Recent doctoral graduate Amy Paschane and Associate Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk presented a poster titled "Effect of Sense of Control on Stress Reactivity in Women." The poster was based on Amy's dissertation and also co-authored by former undergraduate psychology student Laura Widman and doctoral student Karen Olson. Recent doctoral graduate Traci Lee and Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Margaret Diddams presented a poster titled "Resting From Their Labors: Intrinsic Motivation and Burnout for Clergy." The poster was based on Traci's dissertation work. Graduate students Jennifer Saxman, Susan Lawrence, Tanya Kelley, and Jayme Fergoda presented a poster titled "Forgiveness as a Factor on the Road to Resiliency." Their research was supervised by Martin Abbott, executive director of SPU's Washington School Research Center, and Margaret Diddams.

Gallagher Publishes Review of No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series

Susan VanZanten Gallagher, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, recently published a review-essay on the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series in Books & Culture, Sept/Oct. 2004. This best-selling series celebrates the rich variety of African life, even in the midst of poverty and trouble. Its delightful heroine, Mma Ramotswe, has been described as the "Miss Marple of Botswana."

Englund's Article Published

Ruby Englund, associate professor of nursing, and Sarah Nuttbrock, a recent graduate of the School of Health Sciences, wrote an article about SPU's Nursing Camp. The article titled "Come and See" describes results of a survey to determine the effectiveness of the camp in recruiting students into nursing. The article was published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Journal of Christian Nursing.

Lemcio Serves as Delegate, Completes Research

Gene Lemcio, professor of New Testament, participated as a delegate to the Consultation on Scripture and Hermeneutics at Jesus College, Oxford, during the first week of September. During the following week, he completed research at Tyndale House, Cambridge, on an accepted article for the Tyndale Bulletin titled "Son of Man, Pitiable Man, Rejected Man: Equivalent Expressions in the Old Greek of Daniel." The Consultation was sponsored by the British and Foreign Bible Society, Baylor University, the University of Gloucestershire, and Redeemer University College.

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.

Brock Veltri has joined the Athletics Office as an assistant men's basketball coach.
Rebecca Lewis and Sara Pirolo have joined Undergraduate Admissions as admissions and academic counseling office representatives.
Donte Quinine has joined Admissions as the admissions counselor for multi-ethnic student recruiting.
Melvin Lu has joined the Physical Education Department as the administrative assistant.


Himma's Op-Ed on Forgiving Third-World Debt

An opinion piece by SPU Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma appeared in the September 16 edition of The Seattle Times. In his article, titled “It's morally right to forgive debilitating Third-World debt,“ Himma urged passage of The Jubilee Act currently before Congress. The act would encourage the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel debts that poor developing nations can't pay without harming their citizens. “While we want borrowers to behave responsibly, one-time debt cancellation is the right thing to do," said Himma. Read the article online. More

Lemcio Quoted in The Seattle Times

Professor of New Testament Gene Lemcio was quoted in a story on local immigrants and the reputed healing powers in the mud of Soap Lake in Eastern Washington. Gene is co-chairman of the Ukrainian Studies Endowment at the University of Washington.


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

Application Processing Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Lead Security Officer, Safety and Security
Processing Assistant (Temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst, Admin Systems, Computer and Information Systems More

Volume #31, Issue #32 | Published by: University Communications

Submit News | Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines | E-mail the Editor | View the Archives

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018