Monday, February 21, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Respect Your Body Week.

The focus of this year's “Respect Your Body Week" is balance in health and wellness. Events, speakers, and forums will be offered to provide tools for the SPU community to make more balanced choices about food and body. A faculty and staff event is being hosted by the National Health and Wellness Bureau on Thursday, February 24. Dr. Steve Polenz will speak on "An Approach to Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine," 12-1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 359. Also on February 24, the documentary "Super Size Me" will be shown at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. A multidisciplinary faculty panel will discuss the film afterwards, and refreshments will be provided. For more complete details, visit the Web site to download a schedule. More

Food and Body: How Do They Work Together?

Associate Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk will lead a forum on the body and food on Wednesday, February 23, at 1 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. She will discuss the biological functions of the body and how an accurate knowledge of nutrition can counter popular food myths in our culture.

TIAA-CREF Seminar on February 24

TIAA-CREF will be on campus to present a financial education seminar and individual counseling on Thursday, February 24. A group seminar will be held 9-10 a.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Topics include taking advantage of retirement plans, developing an investment strategy, and strategies for multiple financial goals. No RSVP is necessary to attend this seminar. Following the seminar, one-on-one counseling sessions with a TIAA-CREF individual consultant will be available. These 30-minute appointments will run from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can reserve an individual appointment at . If you prefer not to make your appointment on the Web site, send an email to Jodie Freid, administrative assistant, at or call her toll-free at (877) 209-3142, x2615.

SHS Hosts Day for Nurse Recruiters, Nurses

The School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Puget Sound nurse recruiters and nursing students on Thursday, February 24. Nursing recruiters from area health care organizations will be on campus to hear a presentation by School of Business and Economics Professor Jim Rand. In the afternoon, recruiters will host a traditional career fair for students from 1-4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Although the focus is nursing, any student interested in a health care career is welcome. Please invite your students. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Nursing Chris Henshaw at or (206) 281-2612.

Native-American Celebration on Feb. 25

Native-American storyteller Johnny Moses will present a special evening of stories, songs, and dances on Friday, February 25, at 7 p.m. in Weter Hall Lounge. Moses is a traveling ambassador for Northwest Coast cultures and is fluent in eight native languages. He practices the SiSíWiss tradition and hails from the Nootka and Tulalip Nations. His presentation also includes samples of traditional food and a display of Native-American crafts. This event is sponsored by the Mosaic Club and the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific. More

Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Concert

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform its winter concert on Friday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, located adjacent to the SPU campus. The wind ensemble, directed by Gerry Jon Marsh, is a select group of wind and percussion players. This concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

A Welsh Hymn Festival

SPU's Celtic Society is hosting an evening of Welsh music on Sunday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Come and learn songs and hymns from Wales. Free and open to the public.

Palmer Lecture Features Dr. Bruce Birch

The 2005 Alfred S. Palmer Lecture will feature Dr. Bruce C. Birch speaking on "A Theology of Hope for Times of Exile." The lecture will be held Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Dr. Birch earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and is now the dean and professor of biblical history at Wesley Theological Seminary. A prolific author, his books include Let Justice Roll Down: The Old Testament, Ethics, and Christian Life." Dr. Birch will examine Israel's prophets at the time of uncertainty, division, and conflict during the Babylonian exile. He will also explore how today's church can learn about healing and hope from these ancient prophets

Tell Your Students About the Internship Fair

The annual SPU Internship Fair will be held Tuesday, March 1, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. More than 35 employers will be represented. This is a great opportunity for students to gather information, make contacts, and possibly get hired for a valuable internship. Students need to bring their resume. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Career Development Center's internship fair Web site. More

Celebrating African Composers

World-renowned Native West African concert pianist William H. Chapman Nyaho will perform a special evening of African music on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre, located in McKinley Hall. The free concert, titled “Composers of African Descent," is part of the Lawrence and Ruth Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium.

Cappella Romana Performs at SPU

Cappella Romana, the renowned vocal chamber ensemble, will perform a concert of rare music on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, located adjacent to the SPU campus. The concert, titled “Music of Byzantium: The Fall of Constantinople," features 14th- and 15th-century music reflecting the co-existence and conflict between Greek and Western Christian cultures. Tickets are $20 for the general public, and $8 for faculty and staff. For more information and to order tickets, visit the Web site. More

Last Week of Falcon Home Basketball Games

This is the last week of home games for Falcon basketball. On Thursday, February 24, the women host Seattle University at 5:30 p.m., and the men host Humboldt State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26, is senior night for the men's and women's basketball teams. The women play Western Washington at 5 p.m. and the men play Western Oregon at 7 p.m. There will be lots of giveaways to celebrate the Falcons' successful seasons. For more information, visit the Falcons Online. More

Doctoral Dissertation Participation Needed

“I am requesting your participation in an interesting doctoral dissertation project on the "Construction of the Self." If you would like to participate, select the link below and choose “Construction of the Self Survey" under the drop down menu. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We are offering a $5 coffee card upon completion of the survey in appreciation for your participation. Thank you for your time." John Thoburn, clinical psychology associate professor in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community and the Department of Graduate Psychology, (206) 281 2908 or, and Enika Cocoli, M.A., clinical psychology doctoral student, School of Psychology, Family, and Community and the Department of Graduate Psychology, (206) 321 9392 or More

Beware of Phishing

A message from Computer and Information Systems: “Recently many of you have received hoax email messages supposedly from Washington Mutual bank and possibly from other institutions (including Bank of America and Yahoo). These email messages are a perfect example of "phishing," a term that refers to con artists asking users for their bank account and other personal details. Please note that the message from "Washington Mutual" is not the first nor will it be the last of its type that you will receive. Please exercise extreme caution and don't hesitate to delete anything unexpectedly asking for your personal information. Legitimate businesses, from banking institutions to CIS, will never ask for your personal information via email. When in doubt, "delete first, ask questions later" is an important strategy to consider for today's Internet culture. For more information, contact the HelpDesk at (206) 281-2982 or

Scholarship Opportunity for Your Students

The Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off campus. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to seniors who excel in the classroom and in the community. Please feel free to announce this in your classes and to encourage qualified students to apply. Current juniors may apply by downloading an application. More

Registration for Spring Quarter Is Coming

All continuing students have been notified via email about their assigned appointment times to register for Spring Quarter. Students not admitted to a major will need to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Tuesday, February 22. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, March 7. Contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031 or if you have questions.

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 24.


Lubag Adjudicates at Hampton Jazz Festival

Vocal Jazz Ensemble director and jazz pianist instructor Reuel Lubag will serve as an adjudicator at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, February 23-26. He will judge the high school jazz band division. Last year, he was a judge in the alto vocal and jazz piano divisions. Reuel has built a solid reputation in the vocal jazz community with his ensemble at SPU, but his roots are in instrumental music, classical, and jazz styles. He is an alum of the Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey bands, and works as freelance and studio pianist and arranger in the Seattle area. Reuel says it is an honor to be asked to participate in the Hampton Jazz Festival and represent SPU.

Maddox Lectures at Point Loma Nazarene

Randy Maddox, the Paul T. Walls professor of Wesleyan theology, delivered the annual H. Orton Wiley Lectures at Point Loma Nazarene University on February 9-11. This was a series of five lectures on John Wesley's holistic understanding of salvation. A shorter form of these lectures was also recently published as “Celebrating the Whole Wesley: A Legacy for Contemporary Wesleyans" in Methodist History.


Davis' Op-ed on Howard Dean in Seattle Times

An opinion piece written by Associate Professor of Political Science Reed Davis appeared in the February 21 Seattle Times. The editorial's title is “Why triple-talented Dean spells trouble for Republicans." Read it online. More

Overstreet Interviews Cast, Crew of Movie “Constantine"

Jeffrey Overstreet, university communications specialist and a movie critic and columnist for, interviewed some members of the cast and crew of the new movie “Constantine." His interview, including questions for the film's main star Keanu Reeves, is available online. More

Men's Basketball Player Featured in Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Jason Chivers, the top scorer and rebounder for the SPU men's basketball team, was featured in a sports column on February 22 in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Chivers, a senior from Los Angeles, California, played several years of minor league baseball before switching to basketball. Read the story online. 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

Staff Positions

Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Custodian II, Facility Management
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), 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

Volume #32, Issue #8 | Published by: University Communications

Submit News | Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines | E-mail the Editor | View the Archives

Copyright © Seattle Pacific University 2018