Monday, November 15, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Quarter Registration Begins Today

Winter Quarter registration for all currently admitted undergraduate students begins today, November 15. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 29. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or

We Need to Know About Your Winter and Spring Quarter Events

Twice a year the Office of University Communications publishes a “Community Events" brochure, highlighting the many events on campus of interest to the public. In the past, brochures have invited neighbors to music concerts, Falcon athletics, art shows, theatre productions, and special lectures. This brochure is sent to more than 40,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for Winter and Spring Quarters. If you are planning an event, lecture, speaker series, conference, or anything of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy C. Norlen in University Communications at or (206) 281-2977.

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed

The peer advisor selection process for 2005-06 is coming up fast. We need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is certainly blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you have in mind students who rise above — leaders among leaders who model integrity, genuineness, teachability, sensitivity and self-awareness — we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student now, you may email Sonja Whitaker in the Office of Residence Life at Thank you in advance for your help.

Find Out About Lupus

The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Lupus Foundation will have an information table in Gwinn Commons on Tuesday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. Most people affected with Lupus are diagnosed in their 30s, though symptoms may appear years earlier. Early diagnosis is critical to combating this disease. Take a few minutes to visit the information table and pick up information.

Faculty Recital Featuring Jacinta Koreski

SPU's acclaimed music faculty member and soprano Jacinta McLachlan Koreski will perform on Friday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. She will sing traditional Irish and Scottish music in “High Style" and will be accompanied by a cello, piano, and fiddle. This event is free and open to the public.

Last Week to See “The Glass Menagerie"

SPU's theatre season begins with Tennessee Williams award-winning drama, “The Glass Menagerie." One of the most famous plays of the modern theater, this tender drama centers around Amanda Wingfield and her illusionary world as it collides with reality. The show runs November 18-20 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall on campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m., and there will be a special matinee on November 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students and seniors. Call the Theater Ticket Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Available

As you may have seen on the flyers around campus, the Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergrad Scholarship is now available for students. Students need a reference to qualify for this scholarship. If a student asks you to fill one out, the SFS office asks that you return it no later than November 29. We received more than 500 applications last year, and it crucial we collect all the material on a timely basis. If you receive a reference form to complete, please return it to SFS by Monday, November 29. If you have any questions, contact Whitney Kruse, program manager of scholarships and grants, at

Extra-Terrestrial Life and Questions of Faith

“The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life: Reflections on Current Science and Perennial Faith Issues" is the title of a lecture by astronomer Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase on Monday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall. Dr. Wolf-Chase holds a joint position as a research scientist and public educator at the University of Chicago and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. She is the author of numerous technical articles and a skilled interpreter of specialized science to a broader audience. Her talk is part of the Seattle Initiative in Science and Religion Dialogue. The event is free and open to the public.

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien

As part of SPU's C.S. Lewis Institute and the Society of Fellows, the Rev. Dr. Earl F. Palmer will discuss the friendship and inspiration offered by two of the greatest apologists of the Christian faith: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. This special lecture is Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Dr. Palmer is senior pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and a noted speaker, author, and C.S. Lewis scholar. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 281-2209.

SPU's Instrumental Groups to Perform

Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the Flute Ensemble (formerly Flutissimo!) will perform on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Church. The performance is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble is made up of 40 instrumentalists and performs a variety of music. The Percussion Ensemble includes ethnic drums and mallet, and other percussion instruments. The Flute Ensemble consists of SPU flute students and select alumni.

Continuing the Paths of Justice

Theologian and author Diane Stinton will speak on international justice issues during two lectures on Tuesday, November 16. She will speak in Chapel in First Free Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. and then continue her talk at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Diane integrates her education in the West (University of Calgary, Regent College, and University of Edinburgh) with extensive ministry in Kenya, Africa. She is currently a senior lecturer in theology at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Two Basketball Classics and Free T-Shirts This Weekend

The men and women's basketball teams begin the season with two basketball tournaments this weekend. The women's Falcon Hoop Classic begins Friday, November 19, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The Falcons face Warner Pacific at 5 p.m. On Saturday, November 20, they face George Fox at 5 p.m. The men's basketball team plays in the Sodexho Tip-Off Classic on Saturday, November 20, at 7 p.m. against Chico State. The first 100 fans in the door for the women's 5 p.m. game on November 19 and the men's 7 p.m. game on November 20 will receive a free Falcon basketball T-shirt. Also, everyone bringing a minimum of two canned food items to the Tip-Off Classic can register to win one of two great prizes: a basketball signed by the SPU men's basketball team and a ball signed by the SPU women's basketball team. For a complete schedule of tournament games, go to the Falcon athletics Web site. More

Falcons vs. Huskies in Basketball November 19

Tickets are on sale now for the SPU-UW men's basketball game on Friday, November 19, at the University of Washington Bank of America Arena. Get your ticket 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

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 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 18.


Vogt's Articles Published

The September 2004 edition of The Kipling Journal (London, UK) has published Associate Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt's article titled “'After Me Cometh a Builder...': Kipling's Masonic Ludibrium in 'The Palace' (1902)." Thanks are due to Dominic Williamson for his expertise in designing the graphic image that was needed. In addition, the journal Methodist History has accepted Eric's article titled "John Wesley's Sephardic 'Portion': Psalm 63" for publication in its July 2005 issue. Professor Randy Maddox deserves special thanks for helping Eric learn about Wesley's sojourn in Georgia and the tradition of metrical psalms in English. This helped provide valuable contrast with the relatively unstudied area of Spanish psalm translation during the Golden Age. This article reveals the Sephardic Spanish source of Wesley's English metrical version of Psalm 63, and offers some insights into Wesley's associations that brought the Sephardic text to Wesley's attention during his stay in Savannah and contextualized his translation in terms of the development of his liturgical innovations.

Roseman's Chapter Included in New Book

Christina Roseman, professor emerita of classics, has written a chapter that will be included within “Strabo's Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia," published by Cambridge University Press. The chapter's title is "Reflections of Philosophy: Strabo and Geographical Sources."

Capp Presents at Conference

Myrna Capp, adjunct music faculty, presented the program for the Northwest Danforth Conference at Menucha Conference Center near Portland, October 29-31. "Experiencing Africa: Insiders and Outsiders" was the theme for the conference, which included W.C. Nyaho (Ghana), Lora Chiorah-Dye, and Loveness Wesa (Zimbabwe) as "Insiders," and Myrna and husband, Grayson Capp, as "Outsiders." Topics included the arts and culture (especially music), history, the colonial legacy, land issues, politics and social issues, education, business, and economics.

Residence Life Staff Members Attend Conference

Manny Mourtzanos, assistant director of residence life, and Shawn Whitney, residence life coordinator for Hill and Moyer Halls, recently attended the Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals in Cannon Beach, Oregon. While there, they won “Best Program/Presentation in Conference" for their program “Understanding the Millennial Generation … And Their Parents."


Holsinger's Op-Ed Appears in

An opinion piece by Professor of History Don Holsinger appeared online October 30 at The Web site offers breaking news and views for the progressive community. His piece is titled “Two Halloween Horror Stories." Read it online. More

Perkins Center, NCMSLC Conference Featured in Seattle P.I.

SPU's newly opened Perkins Center and the recent National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference held on campus were featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 11. Several SPU staff members and students are quoted in the article. Read it online. More

Hartje Quoted in Seattle Times

Sandra Hartje, associate professor of interior design, was quoted in a Seattle Times story on November 13. The article, titled “Design goal: Spaces for those of all abilities," reports on the growing number of people using “universal design" when building their homes. Universal design is based on the principal that all buildings should be useful, safe, and easy to use for people of all ages and abilities. Read the story 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
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Women's Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
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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