Monday, October 25, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


A Special “All Hallow's" Concert on October 29

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, the Thalia Symphony Orchestra, will perform a special concert on Friday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus. The repertoire includes works from Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Thalia Box Office at (206) 281-2048.

Upcoming Winter Quarter Registration

Registration for Winter 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 need to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 15. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 22. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or

Gay Marriage and the Constitution Forum

Does the Constitution require gay marriage? Should the Constitution be amended to prevent gay marriage? Come to this forum on Wednesday, October 27, to hear attorneys representing opposing views. The event features Roger Leishman of the ACLU and Brian Fahling of the American Family Association. After opening statements, the audience will have plenty of time for interaction. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray 150. Faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Election Night Party

Come watch the election returns with fellow students, faculty, and staff at an election night party in the Weter Hall lounge on Election Day, November 2. The event features expert analysis and commentary by faculty from the Department of Political Science and Geography. The festivities start at 5 p.m.

Robert Deeble in Concert at the Art Center Gallery

Singer-songwriter Robert Deeble brings his stripped down, emotionally resonant, and always minor-keyed folk-rock to SPU on Friday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. His new release, "13 stories," has been described as wistful, sparsely arranged, gracefully performed, and achingly beautiful to behold. Deeble has supported shows for Pedro The Lion, Michelle Shocked, Rosie Thomas, Vigilantes of Love, Over The Rhine, and Steppenwolf (yes Steppenwolf...), among others. This event is free and open to the public.

Nominate a Graduating Senior

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate graduating seniors for the "William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose." This $40,000 fellowship (funded by the John Templeton Foundation) will be awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated a passion to "strengthen civil society." Send nominations (with your contact information and the student's) to Nominations are due November 15, 2004. For more information, visit the Web site. More

Latest Image Magazine Available

The new fall issue of Image magazine is now available. The current issue features sculpture from Magdalena Abakanowicz, paintings by George Wingate, an article on Hollywood's secret fears by Ron Austin, an interview with Robert Morgan, and poetry by Liliana Ursu. Image, based on the SPU campus, is a critically acclaimed literary and arts journal explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art through contemporary fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance. Review the table of contents and editorial statement by visiting Image online. More

Falcon Soccer This Week

Only a few home soccer games remain for the Falcons this year. On Wednesday, October 27, the men's soccer team faces Chico State. On Saturday, October 30, the undefeated women's soccer team takes on Northwest Nazarene. Both games start at 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

SPU vs. SU in the Coffee Cup

The second annual Caffé D'arte Coffee Cup, a crosstown soccer rivalry match between SPU and Seattle University, takes place Saturday, October 30, at 2 p.m. at Championship Field on the SPU campus. The Coffee Cup is the brainchild of Jeff Stock and Mark Schuur, former soccer players and now co-owners of Caffé D'arte, a premium espresso roaster based in South Seattle. Says Schuur, “In the years to come, we hope the Caffé D'arte Coffee Cup will make the Apple Cup look small." For more information, visit the Falcons Online. More

SPU Welcomes Pacific N.W. Nursing Leadership Institute

On Friday, October 29, SPU welcomes the Pacific Northwest Nursing Leadership Institute (PNNLI) for its third poster session and graduation event. The session will bring future nurse leaders together to discuss student projects that focus on the current healthcare environment, workplace productivity, quality care, patient safety, and the nationwide nurse shortage. Co-founded by SPU's School of Health Sciences Dean Lucille Kelley and the Northwest organization of Nurse Executives, the institute's combination of service and education is the first of its kind in Washington state. Participating health care organizations include Group Health Cooperative, the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, UW Medical Center, Overlake Hospital, MultiCare, and VA Puget Sound Health System.

Plant Services Becomes Building Maintenance

As of October 20, Plant Services has changed its name to Building Maintenance to better reflect the valuable service it provides to our campus community. Please note this name change in your communications.

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 October 26

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.

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 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) 522-0693 (Corrected phone number). For full details and to register online for the trip, go to the Web site. More

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas 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.

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 28.


Gill Funded as Statistician for NSF Grant

Brian Gill, assistant professor of mathematics, has received funding this year as the statistician for a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant through the Information School at the University of Washington. The grant supports research in the area of Value Sensitive Design, which is an approach to the design of technology that seeks to account for human ethical values in a principled and comprehensive manner throughout the design process.

Lemcio Speaks to Native American Representatives

Gene Lemcio, professor of New Testament, spoke about loving the neighbor, the stranger, and the enemy to a gathering of representatives from a dozen Native American tribes at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland on October 14. The theme was "Healing and Reconciliation" in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Chief Seattle's famous speech.

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.

Micah Schaafsma has joined Computer and Information Systems as systems analyst-administrative systems.
Jenny Veltri has joined Undergraduate Admissions as the application processing coordinator.


SPU Freshmen in Seattle P-I

A group of SPU freshmen at Golden Gardens Park was interviewed as part of a story on beach bonfires in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Freshmen Mark Seymour and Jon Orton were quoted in the story that ran on October 15. Read it online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
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

Staff Positions

Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Building Maintenance
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

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