Monday, October 18, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Perkins Headlines President's Symposium, Day of Common Learning

Dr. John Perkins, renowned civil rights leader and founder of Mississippi-based Mendenhall Ministries, will be the keynote speaker at the President's Symposium on Reconciliation on Wednesday, October 20, at 10 a.m. in Brougham Pavilion. The symposium is part of SPU's annual “Day of Common Learning." The theme for the day is “Reconciliation: Building Bridges Through Community Development." During this special event, faculty, staff, and students will center their learning on the topics of reconciliation. Classes will be cancelled until 3 p.m. so students can attend the afternoon sessions of their choice. Campus offices will be closed in the morning. For more information, visit the President's Symposia Web site. More

SPU Launches Perkins Center for Reconciliation

SPU will officially open the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development on Wednesday, October 20. The Center is a first-of-its-kind partnership between SPU and Dr. John Perkins, renowned civil rights leader and founder of Mississippi-based Mendenhall Ministries. He will travel to Seattle to participate in the opening ceremony. “John Perkins is one of the great, evangelical voices coming out of the civil rights movement in Mississippi," says SPU President Philip Eaton. “His experiences have been hard, sometimes violent and tragic, and yet he communicates a joyous vision for reconciliation and community development that is shaped so powerfully by the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have much to learn from John, and we are deeply honored to bring his name and something of his legacy onto our campus."

SPU Welcomes Yaeko Sakai Back to Campus

Yaeko Sakai graduated in 1952 from Seattle Pacific College as a nursing major. However, 10 years before her graduation, Yaeko and her family were forced to leave their farm and home on Bainbridge Island after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. They would be a part of the first Japanese Americans to leave the Pacific Northwest. She was forced to board a train to the Mojave Desert in Southern California to live in an assembly center and internment camp called Manzanar. Come and here her incredible testimony of how she lived through the Japanese internment and her journey to SPU on Tuesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. in the New Science Building, Room 112.

Please Leave Your Computer on for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Installation

The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Micro team reminds you to avoid downtime on your desktop computer by leaving your PC on when you leave for the day. CIS performs several maintenance tasks on campus computers during the late evening and early morning hours. As a case in point, we've begun deploying Service Pack 2 for Windows XP to faculty and staff desktops. Once Service Pack 2 is “released" to your desktop it will install overnight. However, if you turn your computer off, the service pack will install the next time you login. This will increase your login time the following day by several minutes (up to an hour). Avoid these hassles by always leaving your desktop turned on when you leave. Laptops will not receive the service pack until after all desktops have received it. Laptop users will be prompted prior to proceeding with the installation. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Micro team support representative or Eric Deister, Micro team manager, at (206) 281-2433 or

Colin Greene Headlines the Next Church Leaders Forum

Colin Greene, dean of the School of Theology, is the featured speaker for the next Church Leaders Forum on Tuesday, November 9, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. Professor Greene's topic is “What Has Seattle to Do With Jerusalem: The Bible, Church, and Mission in Cultural Engagement." SPU's Church Leaders Forums are a series of events exploring the creative interface between Christian faith, ministry, and contemporary cultural contexts. Tickets are $12 per person and include lunch. Registration deadline is October 25. To order by phone, call (206) 281-2100 or visit the Web site. More

SPU's Unlimited and University Players Perform on Campus

Faculty and staff are invited to a special on-campus performance by two of SPU's best student touring groups. Unlimited, a praise and worship ensemble, and University Players, a student drama troupe, will perform on Tuesday, October 26, at 1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Laugh and learn while watching the Players perform their new sitcom show, "Office Mates," complete with commercial breaks and original theme songs. And get ready to enjoy Unlimited's amazing musical talent as you worship. Everyone is invited.

Falcon Sports This Week

Come cheer on No. 17-ranked men's soccer at Interbay Stadium this week. They host Simon Fraser University on Tuesday, October 19, and Grand Canyon University on Friday, October 22. Both games begin at 7 p.m. Catch a great volleyball match on Saturday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion when SPU hosts Western Washington University. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Amnesty International Letter-Writing Campaign

Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel Prize-winning, grassroots activist organization. AI has 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. AI undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. SPU's chapter of AI has been active for over 15 years sponsoring letter-writing campaigns and campus events related to human rights activism. This year AI is hosting a letter writing table immediately before and following GROUP every Wednesday evening. For faculty and staff who desire to participate in the letter writing campaign, model letters will be distributed electronically via email. If interested, please contact Mícheál Roe at In addition, AI will be hosting at least one Faith/Learning Forum each quarter related to the Christian's call to human rights activism. Please consider joining in the work of AI this year. Your efforts truly can make a difference. For further information, contact AI's student leaders Beth Ballow, Benjamin Himley, Julianne Gibson, Amanda Leonard, or Drew Gibson The faculty advisor is Mícheál Roe, professor of psychology and dean of the School of Psychology, Family,and Community. For more information, visit the AI Web site. More

Bring Your Creativity to CONNECT

Do you like to make crafts? Want to encourage others? Want to meet people? Use your hands to share your heart by coming to CONNECT, a chance for faculty, staff, and students to put their creative juices to work around a conversational table. Bring any card-making supplies you have (paper will be provided) for an hour of creativity oriented toward building up members of the SPU community. CONNECT meets October 19, November 2, 16 and 30, from 5-6 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Contact Jen Montzingo at for more information.

Italy Trip With Art History Adjunct Professor

Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art, will lead a 15-day "Passage to Italy" tour, July 11-25, 2005, for students and adults. Destinations will include London, Paris, Versailles, Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena, and Rome. ACIS (American Council for International Study) will facilitate the trip. Participants may make alternate return flights with ACIS if they wish to extend their stay. A $95 deposit by December 6 will hold your space and lock in current trip package prices, which include roundtrip airfare from Seattle, quality hotels, two meals per day, all ground transportation, entrance fees to sites, and a guide. Students may earn three to five optional credits for the tour, along with related written assignments, by registering for Art 4920: Readings in Art, under Professor Roger Feldman. Contact Susan for a trip registration packet at or (206) 281-2194. For full details and to register online for the trip, go to the Web site. More

How to Submit Items to the SPU Master Calendar

All University-sponsored events and activities, including those off campus, should be included on the SPU Master Calendar. A representative of the event should submit items AFTER the event is approved and the primary details are finalized. All items are reviewed before posting. SPU students, faculty and staff may submit items to post on the calendar via the Banner Information System. For the complete instructions on how to add, modify, or delete calendar items, visit the Campus Master Calendar Web page. More

Christian College Fair on Thursday

Please tell your friends and family about the National Christian College Fair coming to the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church on Thursday, October 21, from 6-9 p.m. Over 50 Christian colleges and universities from the United States and Canada will be represented. Two scholarship and financial aid sessions will also be offered. For a list of which schools will be represented at the Seattle fair, visit the Web site. More

Tickets on Sale for Sacred Sounds Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 28, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18 and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS, or visiting the Web site at You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

Practice Your Spanish

Spanish Table Fellowship begins Thursday, October 7, in the SUB at noon. Come enjoy informal conversation over lunch. Listen or talk, as you please. Faculty, staff, and students are invited.

2005 Entertainment Books on Sale

The 2005 Entertainment Books are now for sale. Save big on Seattle shopping, dining, travel, entertainment, and more! The cost is $30. Proceeds go toward SPRINT scholarships. For more information or to order, email Tammy Johnson at or call (206) 281-4105. Sale ends December 10, 2004.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Weekly Deadline

The Fac/Staff 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, October 21.


Ann Hill Retires

Ann Hill, assistant University librarian, has announced her retirement effective October 31. Ann has served the information needs of SPU students and faculty for more than 23 years. In her self-effacing manner, Ann has requested that there be no campuswide reception. If, however, you wish to convey your appreciation and best wishes to Ann for her years of service, you may do so privately through campus mail, by calling her at (206) 281-2422, or by email at


Parrotts on Local Afternoon Talk Show

Les and Leslie Parrott, co-directors of SPU's Center for Relationship Development, were the guests on “Northwest Afternoon" on KOMO-TV (Channel 4) on October 13. The Parrotts discussed their new book titled “Love Talk: Speak Each Other's Language Like You Never Have Before."

Gallagher Reviews The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

A book review by Susan VanZanten Gallagher appears in the September/October 2004 Books & Culture" magazine. Gallagher reviews the best-seller series of books titled “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" written by McCall Smith. Susan directs SPU's Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. Read the review online. More

Henshaw on KONG-TV

Christine Henshaw, assistant professor of nursing, was interviewed by KONG-TV (Channel 16) in association with the American Nurses Association (ANA) national tour to raise awareness of high blood pressure. Chris appeared in the KONG-TV morning news show “Seattle Live" on October 15. She was also interviewed by KBSG (97.3 FM). ANA is doing a 10-city tour to offer blood pressures checks and counsel for patients. Chris was one of three spokespersons for the Seattle event.


Staff Positions

Processing Assistant for Applications (temp), Undergraduate Admissions
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

Faculty Positions

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

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