Monday, January 31, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Homecoming Chapel on Feb. 3.

A special Homecoming Chapel celebrating Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg, Class of 1961, will be held Thursday, February 3, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. A speaker for the national Women of Faith conferences, Marilyn has spread her “laughter therapy" to a combined audience of more than 2.5 million from Seattle to South Africa. Her Homecoming address is titled “What's in Your Bucket?" For the Homecoming Chapel, campus offices will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Alumna of the Year Luncheon With Marilyn Meberg on Feb 3.

The 2005 Alumna of the Year is Marilyn Ricker Meberg '61. Faculty and staff are invited to the Alumna of the Year Luncheon with Marilyn on Thursday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Author, professor, licensed therapist, and beloved speaker for Women of Faith, Marilyn has eased many a heart and inspired hundreds of thousands of people coast-to-coast through a unique blend of hope and humor. Luncheon tickets are $15. To reserve your spot, call (206) 281-ALUM.

President's Symposium on Feb. 8

Internationally renowned developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina will speak about the latest developments in brain research, attention spans, and the human memory as part of the second President's Symposium for Engaging the Culture and Changing the World on February 8. His two public addresses are titled “What Did You Say? Research on Attention Spans," and “What Educators Should Know About the Human Memory." Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 281-2111, or visit the Web page. More

Last Week for “A Man for All Seasons"

The SPU Theatre Department presents Robert Bolt's Tony Award-winning play, “A Man for All Seasons," February 3-5 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m. The play dramatizes Thomas More's crisis of conscience over Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and his break with the Roman Catholic Church. General admission tickets are $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at (206) 281-2959.

Rowers, Racers, and the SPU Community Invited to Run

The annual SPU Homecoming Row-n-Run, which pits the SPU crew team on the water racing the varsity track and field team on the shore, will take place Saturday, February 5, at 8 a.m. The 3.5-mile race begins at Montlake Cut and ends at Brougham Pavilion. (Rides to the start line leave Brougham Pavilion at 7:30 a.m.) This year, students, faculty, and staff also are invited to run. There will be prizes and refreshments available afterward in Falcon Lounge. Everyone is welcome, and bring your friends.

Talent Show Tickets on Sale

The annual SPU Talent Show is Friday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. The show is filled with lots of laughs and the amazing talent of students, faculty, and staff. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for non-students. Tickets are available in the ASSP Office or by calling (206) 281-2126.

Evolution and Moral Purpose?

“Can Evolution Explain Moral Purpose: Scientific and Theological Perspectives on the ‘Nature' of Ethics" is the title of a lecture presented by Westmont College Professor of Biology Dr. Jeffery P. Schloss. The event will be held Monday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. on the SPU campus in Demarary Hall 150. The lecture is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. The event is sponsored by SPU in conjunction with the Seattle Initiative in Science and Religion Dialogue. For more information, call (206) 281-2347.

Psychology and Faith Seminar

At the next Psychology and Faith Seminar, Dr. John Paul Isbell will talk about his faith journey and discuss how he applies his beliefs to the practice of medicine. The seminar is Thursday, February 3, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Movie and Discussion on “Amandla"

Called “a revolution in four-part harmony," the film “Amandla" explores how stories and music are part of the reconciliatory path in South Africa. There will be a faculty led discussion prior to and after the film. The film will be shown on Thursday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the SPU Faculty Diversity Committee and the Office of Student Programs.

SPU's Thalia Symphony Performs Feb. 5

Thalia Symphony, orchestra-in-residence at SPU, will perform a concert on Saturday, February 5, at 2 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The repertoire includes Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Sibelius' Concerto for Violin. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Hanson, professor of music at SPU. The orchestra, founded in 1948, consists of local musicians and SPU music students. The orchestra is a nonprofit arts organization serving as a creative and artistic outlet for musicians while offering the community live performances of exceptional talent. General admission tickets are $12 and $8 for students and seniors. For more information and to order tickets, call (206) 281-2949.

Falcon Hoops This Week

Men's basketball hosts Saint Martin's on Wednesday, February 2, and the women host Western Oregon on Thursday, February 3. Tip-off for both games is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Homecoming double-header will take place Saturday, February 5, at 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 p.m. (men). For more information, contact the Athletics Office at (206) 281-2085.

Faculty, Staff Receive Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

All SPU faculty and staff receive two, complementary Homecoming basketball tickets. Tickets for the Saturday, February 5, double-header can be picked up in the Athletics Office this week.

First-Thursday Lunch – “SpaceShipOne" with Anthony Donaldson

The SpaceShipOne project is the first successful manned civilian space flight. The Burt Rutan designed spaceship was equipped with custom instruments designed and built by SPU alumni and student interns. On Thursday, February 3, at 11:45 a.m. in Gwinn Common's Lake Union Room, SPU Professor of Engineering Donaldson's will give a briefing about this remarkable achievement and explain the vision for the future of SPU's engineering department. This briefing is the second installment in a series of monthly luncheons focusing on faculty, staff, or students who are engaging the culture and changing the world beyond their typical on-campus educational activities. Space is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot accept advance registration for First-Thursday luncheons. Just buy your lunch in Gwinn and meet in the Lake Union Room.

Europe Trip Filling Up

The "Passage to Italy" 15-day tour to Europe set for July 11-25, 2005, is filling fast. Destinations include London, Paris, Versailles, Venice, Padua, Florence, Siena, and Rome. ACIS (American Council for International Study) will facilitate the trip. Students and adults may register with a $95 fee to hold your space. Rates are currently $3,909 for students (ages 23 or younger), and $4,329 for adults (24 or older), and include roundtrip airfare, hotels, two meals per day, ground transportation, museum entrances, and a guide. Final payment is due March 1. For a registration package, contact Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, at or (206) 522-0693. For full details and to register online, visit the Web site. More

Award-Winning Fiction Writer Sandra Schofield on Jan. 31

Winner of the New American Writing Award and a National Book Award finalist, Sandra Scofield is the guest of the annual Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading on Tuesday, February 1. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. It is sponsored by SPU's Department of English and Image journal, and is free and open to the public. For more information on Sandra and her work, visit the Image Web site. More

Tickets Still Available for Falcon Legends Hall of Fame

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2005 on Friday, February 4, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. This final group of charter members includes Lorna Griffin (track and field 1977-78), Bente Moe (cross country and track 1985-89), Bruce Raney (soccer 1978-81), Sergio Soriano (soccer 1978-81), and Laurel Tindall (gymnastics 1974-75). In addition, the late SPU President C. Hoyt Watson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty and staff can make reservations by calling the Athletic Office at (206) 281-2085. Reservations are $25 each and include lunch, dessert, and a commemorative program. Deadline for reservations is January 28.

Summer Requests for Casey Due Feb. 1

February 1 is the deadline for placing your online request for a summer 2005 reservation in the Victorian-style officers' house at Camp Casey, SPU's historical beach property on Whidbey Island. All full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff are eligible. The turn-of-the-century house – once part of the coastal military fortress known as "Fort Casey" and now called the Faculty/Staff House – is available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of either the east or west side of the house for you and your guests, access to the beach, gym, outdoor swimming pool, and other amenities at the conference center. All requests taken at this time are for stays at Camp Casey between June 20 and September 11, 2005. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to the high demand and way the "Casey Point System" works, it is unlikely a faculty or staff person will be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. Still, it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. If you are offered a spot, it's a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Direct any questions to Elizabeth Anema at or call (866) 661-6604. To see photos and to place your online request, visit the Camp Casey Web page. More

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 C. Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, February 3.


Gallagher Gives CCL Keynote Address

Susan Gallagher, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, gave the keynote address for the Western regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature at Westmont College on January 22. Her talk was titled "Who Is my Neighbor? Reading and Faith in a Global Community." On January 1, she began a two-year term as vice president of the National Conference on Christianity and Literature.

Sandlin's Article on Philanthropy Published

The Winter/Spring 2005 issue of Financial Playbook magazine published an article by Interim Director of Planned Giving Marlon J. Sandlin titled "Teaching Children About Philanthropy." Financial Playbook is a national publication for professional financial advisors and their clients.

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.
Jenny Krumbholz has joined Student Financial Services as a student financial services counselor.
Lois Scheuerman has joined the School of Education as the placement assistant.

Farewell Party for Judy (Bruce) Brockhoff on Jan. 31

Please join us for a farewell open house in honor of Judy Bruce on Monday, January 31, from 3-4:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn. Judy got married over the holidays (her last name is now Brockhoff) and has taken a position with Tacoma Goodwill Industries. Please come celebrate her many years as conference services manager and wish her well in her new endeavors.


Jio's Article in February Self Magazine

Sarah Jio, assistant editor of Response in University Communications, published an article about the health benefits of chocolate in the February issue of Self magazine. SPU Associate Professor of Dietetics Gaile Moe is quoted in the story.


Staff Positions

Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Certification Assistant, School of Education
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Program Coordinator, Center for Applied Learning, School of Business and Economics
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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

Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
University Librarian and Director of Learning Resources
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

Volume #32, Issue #5 | Published by: University Communications

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