Monday, December 6, 2004 Seattle Pacific University


Autumn Quarter Grades Due December 20

Autumn Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., December 20. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to (206) 281-2669 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). If you have any questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verifications.

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by January 5

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by January 5 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 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— we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Sonja Whitaker in the Office of Residence Life at Thank you in advance for your help.

2005 Entertainment Books on Sale Until December 10

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, please email Tammy Johnson at or call (206) 281-4105. Sale ends December 10, 2004.

Holiday Hoops

Sticking around for the holidays? Come cheer on the men and women Falcon basketball teams, December 29-30. The men host the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Classic and play both days at 7 p.m. The women host the CCAA/GNAC Challenge and play at 5 p.m. both days. For a complete tournament schedule, visit the Falcons Online. More

OCM Hosts Advent Series

The Office of Campus Ministries will host an Advent gathering on Tuesday, December 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the SUB, second floor. The event will mark the second week of Advent

Eaton's Annual Christmas Celebration for Faculty, Staff, and Spouses on December 7

President and Mrs. Philip Eaton will host their annual Christmas Celebration for all faculty, staff, and spouses on Tuesday, December 7, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hillford House, 600 West Dravus Street. Please plan to attend this wonderful evening of fellowship and Christmas cheer. If you have any questions or to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of the President at (206) 281-2111.

Faculty, Staff Appreciation Day at the Bookstore on December 9

“Faculty and staff are invited to join us for coffee, cider, and cookies at the SPU Bookstore on the last day of finals, Thursday, December 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Instead of your usual 10 percent discount, faculty and staff will receive 25 percent off all gift and clothing items in the store. We greatly appreciate our partnership with you." Adina Shewfelt, bookstore manager

Art Center Hosts Pysanka Workshop for SPU Community

“Pysanka" are traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs made by using wax and paint on a hollowed egg. Instructor and Ukrainian artist Oleksandra Priveda will teach students the process of making pysanka during a special workshop on Saturday, December 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Design Studio at the Art Center, 3 West Cremona Street. Oleksandra's creativity includes painting on silk, tapestry, batik and hand weaving. Her artwork is often inspired by religion and how it relates to the history of Ukraine. The workshop costs $25 and includes all creative materials. The workshop is limited to 20 students. Please send the $25 fee to SPU, Art Center, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 309, Seattle, Washington, 98119, by December 6. Make checks payable to Oleksandra Priveda. Include your phone number so we can confirm your registration. To see pictures of these beautiful eggs, visit the Web site. More

Next Staff Forum on December 15

The first staff forum of the academic year will be Wednesday, December 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room in Gwinn Commons. Matthew Koeing, minister of discipleship at SPU, will speak on the topic “Dropping the Baton – Not Just a Problem for Miss America." Breakfast refreshments will be provided

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, December 9.


Wall's Studies Included in New Collection

Two previously published studies by Professor of the Christian Scriptures Rob Wall are included in the newly published collection, Reading the Bible in Wesleyan Ways: Some Constructive Proposals (B. Callen and R. Thompson, eds., Beacon Hill Press, 2004). The first of Rob's essays proposes an interpretive strategy that approaches Scripture self-critically within a Wesleyan "theological location." The second essay is written as a lamentation over modernity's divorce of the important work of biblical criticism from the equally important work of constructive and practical theology. He encourages those who identify their vocation as scholars for and of the church to renew the ancient church's interest in using the Bible as its sacred Scriptures – a sacramental approach to biblical interpretation that engages Scripture critically under the watchful "eye" of the Holy Spirit to seek after them to obey God's word.

SPU Staff at Recent PACRAO

SPU was well represented at the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) November 7-10 in Tucson, Arizona. Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, gave a presentation on "Data-Driven Decisions: Using Data to Make Informed Decisions." Debbie Crouch, associate director of Student Academic Services, gave a presentation on "Leadership as an Adventure: The Shackelton Experience." Kristen Labrecque, academic counselor, and Torrey Landgraf, computer services manager, gave a presentation on "Degree Audit Systems: Start to Finish." Kenda Gatlin, associate registrar, gave a presentation titled "Enjoy the Fun: Motivating Your Staff Team." Ruth Adams, university registrar, gave a presentation on "Managing Manager Burnout" and "Off-Campus Orientation Programs." Janet Ward, Kenda Gatlin, and Ruth Adams were also recognized with service awards for their work this past year with the PACRAO Writers Group, the Emerging Professionals Institute, and Professional Development Team.


SPU Students, Acting on AIDS Program Mentioned in Pasadena Star News

SPU students were cited in an article published on November 30 in the Pasadena Star News titled “Reflections on a pandemic on World AIDS Day." The article mentions the program called “Acting on AIDS," which was started by SPU students to encourage national grassroots awareness and activism campaigns at Christian colleges and universities concerning the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Read the story online. More

“Lives Are at Stake" on KOMO-AM

“Lives Are at Stake," an SPU student-led program for World AIDS Day, was reported on by KOMO-AM news on December 1. The story described the hundreds of metal stakes in Tiffany Loop, each with a picture and biography of a child impacted by AIDS.


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
Program Coordinator for Disability Support Services (.8), Center for Learning
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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