Monday, November 1, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Understanding Christ's Passion: The Walls Lecture

Last year, two different portrayals of the passion of Christ appeared: Mel Gibson's film “The Passion of the Christ" and the book The Glorious Appearing, the final volume in the Left Behind series. This year's Walls Lecture by SPU Professor of Theological Studies Randy Maddox will reflect on these two portrayals in the light of some central Wesleyan convictions about Christ's saving work. This year, the annual Wall's Lecture takes place on Thursday, November 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the First Free Methodist Church. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Following the lecture, a reception will be held at the Fine Center in the church. Dr. Maddox is in his seventh year in the Paul T. Walls Chair of Wesleyan Theology. Through the support of the Walls chair, he has maintained a prominent role in cultivating the understanding of the Wesleyan tradition and engaging the contemporary dialog of science and religion.

Up-to-Date Information on IDM's Web Site

The Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) has started to release sections of the Fall 2004 Census (for faculty and staff) on its Web site at Check out information on academics, enrollment, and employees. IDM's Web site will continue updating other information throughout the quarter, such as the links accessible by students and general public, and an SPU “Facts and Common Data" section. If you have comments or questions about the information, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager for IDM, by emailing

Career Development Center's New Web Site

This summer, the Career Development Center (CDC) undertook a major renovation of its Web site to better serve students and faculty. Whether a freshman beginning to consider majors, a junior looking for an internship, or a senior ready to tackle a job search, students can find resources to get them started. Faculty can find resources that help with advising undecided students and sponsoring interns; also available are career and graduate school resources by academic area. CDC also upgraded its online job and internship posting system with hundreds of new jobs and internships, organization, industry and occupational news, and guided Web research. Check out the new system, eRecruiting, and the new CDC Web site today (and encourage your advisees to do the same). More

Pray for the Elections

The Office of Campus Ministries invites the community to a night of prayer for the elections on Monday, November 1, beginning at 7 p.m. Prayers will center on the election, candidates, issues involving our country, and the Church universal. Election Day is Tuesday, November 2.

SPU Hosts National Conference on Suffering

Will Christians in the West choose to suffer with those who suffer around the world? The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) and SPU are hosting a special conference November 5-6 to address the theological, political, and humanitarian dimensions of suffering in fresh and practical ways. Speakers include Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Robert Seiple, SPU President Philip Eaton, and Talaris Research Institute Founding Director John Medina. Dr. Seiple's keynote address on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required for the rest of the forum. For more information, call (206) 281-2003 or visit the Web site. More

Welcome to Campus, High School Seniors!

"Senior Preview" on November 4-5 is a special opportunity for high school students to come to SPU and attend classes, meet professors, spend the night on campus, and participate in community activities. This year, 200 students will be on campus. Please welcome them when you see them this week.

SPU Choirs in Concert

SPU will present “An Autumn Choral Concert" on Friday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The program features the Concert Choir (a 72-voice ensemble and the principal choir at SPU), Chamber Singers (a select group of singers who perform a variety of sacred and secular music), Women's Choir, and Männerchor (men's choir). Admission is free, and the concert is open to the public.

Falcons vs. Huskies in Basketball!

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 1, for the SPU-UW men's basketball game on Friday, November 19, at the UW's Bank of America Arena. Get your tickets before they're gone and support the Falcons on opening night! Tickets are available at the Husky Ticket Office in the Graves Building (next to the arena), or call (206) 543-2200, or visit the Web site. More

Volleyball Doubleheader This Weekend

The SPU women's volleyball team plays back-to-back games this weekend. On Friday, November 5, the Falcons face Humboldt State and then take on Central Washington University on Saturday, November 6. Both games start at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcon Online. More

Undefeated Falcons Play Last Home Game

The No. 1 ranked and undefeated women's soccer team will play their last regular season home game on Saturday, November 6, against Seattle University. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Interbay Stadium, located less than a mile from the SPU campus and two blocks west of 15th Avenue Northwest near Dravus Street. Adult admission is $5; children, youth, students, and seniors' pay $3. For all the latest in Falcon sports, check out the Falcons Online. More

Men's Basketball Exhibition Game

The first game of the SPU's men's basketball season begins with an exhibition game against the Australia Institute on Saturday, November 6, at 2 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. To preview the exciting Falcon basketball season ahead, visit the Falcons Online. More

Faculty Art Show Open This Week

The works of several faculty members of SPU's Art Department are now on display at the Art Center Gallery until the end of Autumn Quarter. The works include oil paintings, steel sculptures, photographs, ceramics, and much more. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, November 2, from 4-6 p.m. Admission to the gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street, is free and open to public. Hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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, November 4.


Boyce Presents at Education Conference

Ronald Boyce, emeriti professor of urban and regional studies and also current adjunct faculty member, presented a paper titled “Urban Concepts: A Biblical Perspective" at the National Council of Geographic Education in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21. He also presented a paper and chaired a session on conflict resolution in Jerusalem at the Association of American Geographers meetings in Philadelphia in March. Both articles will be published in a forthcoming book.


SPU Students Featured in The Seattle Times

Two SPU students with famous dads were featured in the sports section of The Seattle Times on October 29. Kramer Largent, son of former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Steve Largent, and Sarah Zorn, daughter of former Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jim Zorn, are athletes in the Falcon crew program. Read the story online. More

Neuhouser Quoted in The Seattle Times

Kevin Neuhouser, professor of sociology, was quoted in the October 28 edition of The Seattle Times in a news story titled “Religious moderates finding their voice." The story reported on several religious groups getting involved in this year's election. Read the story online. More

Jio's Commentary Airs on NPR

A personal commentary by Sarah Jio, assistant editor of Response, aired on National Public Radio's “Morning Edition" on October 27. Sarah discussed her 17-year-old brother's military pursuits and his decision to join the Marines. Listen to her commentary online. More

Washington Center for Nursing at SPU

The Washington Center for Nursing is a new program created to ensure a nursing workforce for Washington state. The center's initial funding has been provided by a combination of 17 hospitals, associations, and health care companies. SPU has donated space, equipment, and support to the WCN for its first two years. The center's opening was reported in the November edition of the Snohomish County Business Journal. Read the story online. More


Jefferson Baby Now 7 Months Old

Falcon Crew Coach Keith Jefferson and his wife, Lori, are the proud parents of Emma Joy, born March 24, 2004. She weighed 8 lbs, 20 inches at birth. She joins brother, Randy. Congratulations to the Jefferson family!


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
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
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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