Monday, November 22, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Thanksgiving Chapel on Tuesday

SPU's Thanksgiving Communion Service is Tuesday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. A special offering will be taken for the SPU Benevolent Fund, which helps local youth organizations and students with unanticipated financial needs. Campus offices and departments will be closed from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

SPU Campus Closed for Thanksgiving

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, SPU will be closed November 25 – 26. No classes will be held and offices will be closed.

Library Survey Results

What did SPU faculty say about the SPU library in the survey conducted in April 2004? A 20-page report on the survey is available from the Library's Web site. (Look for "2004 LibQUAL+ Survey Report.") Thank you to those who participated in the survey. If you have further comments, please send them to the Roy Doerksen, university librarian, at More

SPRINT Teams Looking for Holiday Work

Do you have a huge list of odd-jobs such as painting, yardwork (weeding, raking leaves, etc.), baking or babysitting? If so, SPRINT, the cross-cultural mission program at SPU, is gearing up for the Holiday Time Project Workshare event. You have the opportunity to hire students to help you complete these projects as well as help them meet the financial obligations of their mission team. To sign up, or if you have any questions, call Tammy Johnson at (206) 281-2491 a few days before you want to hire a student.

Vocal Jazz Concert on November 29

The SPU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church. The jazz ensemble, directed by Reuel Lubag, performs a variety of jazz and praise music. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Last Chance for Info on Your Winter and Spring Quarter Events

Twice a year the Office of University Communications publishes a “Seattle Pacific University Event Series" 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.

SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Reference Forms Due

This is just another friendly reminder that the Student Financial Services (SFS) Undergraduate Scholarship is online and available to students. If you are asked to fill it out, or are filling out a reference form for a student, please mail it or bring it to the SFS office by November 29. We strongly encourage the references to be in by this date. However, we will accept them through 4:30 p.m. on December 3. Thank you.

Faculty Art Show Through End of Quarter

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. Admission to the gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street, is free and open to public. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Contact Jen Montzingo at for more information.

Only a Few Tickets Let for SPU's Christmas Concert

Tickets are going fast for SPU's annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas." The concert is 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. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 24.


Vogt's Publishes Third Volume

Eric Vogt, associate professor of Spanish, published Vol. IX in the series of the Obras completas of Cristóbal Galán (complete musical works). The series is being published in collaboration with Tulane University musicologist John H. Baron and the Institute of Mediaeval Music in Ottawa, Canada. It is Eric's third volume in the collection.

Johnson Featured Soloist

Professor of Music Wayne Johnson was the featured piano soloist in two recent concerts. On November 14, he played a recital at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. On November 11, he was part of Sherman-Clay's Noon Artist series. His current program features piano transcriptions by Liszt, Grainger, Bonds, and others.

Segall Presents at Conference

Kimberly Segall, assistant professor of English, presented a paper at the African Studies Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 12. Her paper, titled "Performing Traumatic Memory: Collective Mourning and Reconciliation Frameworks in Athol Fugard's ‘Playland,'" was selected for a session on “Performing After War and Civil Unrest in African Theatre."

Welcome, Rachel

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Rachel Eby to campus. Rachel has joined University Communications as the performing groups coordinator.


SPU Women's Soccer Team Mentioned in Sports Column

In an article titled “This soccer region second to none," Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports columnist John Levesque mentions the top-ranked SPU women's soccer team. Read the story online. More


Seeley Named Peak Performer in Outdoor NW

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Physics Lane Seeley on his selection as Outdoors NW magazine's “Peak Performer" for the month of November. Lane is this year's men's solo division winner of the Bellingham Traverse, a 40-mile multisport challenge that includes running, cycling, and kayaking. Lane has placed among the top finishers in many multisport events and trains by biking the 27 miles from his home in Edmonds to SPU and back. Way to go, Lane!


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

Certification Assistant, School of Education
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Building Maintenance
Placement Assistant, School of Education
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

Volume #31, Issue #40 | Published by: University Communications

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