Monday, February 28, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


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 Bablylonian exile. He will also explore how today's church can learn about healing and hope from these ancient prophets.

Acting on AIDS Week at SPU

As part of “Acting on AIDS" week, come hear African Bwalya Melu's personal story about his experience with AIDS during a special presentation on Monday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in Demaray 150. Bwalya has seen firsthand the devastation, poverty, and ignorance that HIV/AIDS has caused in Africa, yet he still sees hope.

AIDS in Africa

As part of “Acting on AIDS" week, former World Vision National Director of Senegal Torey Olsen will discuss the worldwide effects of AIDS in Africa during a special presentation on Tuesday, March 1, at 1 p.m. in Demaray 150. He will touch on issues such as the widespread global effects of HIV/AIDS on cultures, economies, religion, family structures, and faith.

Wesleyan Academic Societies Gather at SPU

Several academic societies devoted to the Wesleyan tradition will gather for their annual meetings at SPU, March 3-5. Among the groups gathering are the Wesleyan Theological Society, the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, the Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, the Korean Wesleyan Group, and the Sociedad Wesleyana. For more information on these organizations and their meetings, visit the Web site. More

Reconciliation at the Movies

Join Assistant Professor of English Kimberly Segall and Assistant Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman as they discuss “Cultural Reconciliation at the Movies" during the next Thursday Forum on March 3, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Eradicate Hunger and Poverty

Heifer International (HI) is an international relief and development organization. For the past 60 years, they have been leaders in the fields of sustainable agriculture, agricultural relief and development, environmental reclamation, urban agriculture and micro-enterprise for needy communities. On Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150, HI field officer Armin "Mint" Chermue of the Akha Hill Tribe of North Thailand will be on campus to talk about efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty throughout Thailand. She will show how the gift of a single animal can provide people with sustainable income and food. More information on HI's work around the globe will also be available.

Men's Last Regular Season Game at SU

Come cheer on the SPU men's basketball team during the last regular season game on Saturday, March 5. The Falcons take on the Redhawks of Seattle University at SU's Connolly Center, beginning at 7 p.m. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Relax With Some Jazz on March 7

The SPU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. 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

Falcon Gymnasts at Home on March 8

The Falcons roll out the Brougham Pavilion mats for Sacramento State on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The regular season concludes March 19 with a meet with Alaska-Anchorage. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Lindsey Peterson, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

Tell Your Students About the Internship Fair on Mar. 1

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 and dress professionally. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Career Development Center's Web site. More

Celebrating African Composers on Mar. 2

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 on Mar. 3

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 more information and to order tickets, visit the Web site. 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, March 3.


Van Duzer Speaks at Professional Meetings

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer recently spoke at the monthly meeting of the Washington state chapter of Meeting Professionals International. He also addressed the monthly meeting of the Seattle/Bellevue chapter of National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors.

Wolfe Selected as Judge for National Book Awards

Greg Wolfe, writer in residence and publisher and editor of Image journal, has been selected as a judge for the nonfiction category of the National Book Awards. Greg says, “I'm a little bit stunned -- both because I was asked and because of the 400 books they will be sending me."

Levison's Article Published in New Testament Studies

Jack Levison, professor of New Testament, had his article titled “Adam and Eve in Romans 1:18-25 and the Greek Life of Adam and Eve" in a recent New Testament Studies, 50 (2004).

Segall's Presents Paper

Kimberly Segall, assistant professor of English, presented a paper titled "Traumatic Detachments in Kurdish Stories and Laments: From Political Violence to Healing" at the Violence and Changing Geopolitical Order in Literature and the Arts Conference at the University of Oregon on February 26. Read more about the conference online. More


Presnell, Women's Basketball Team Highlighted in The Herald

SPU Women's Head Basketball Coach Gordy Presnell and the women Falcons were featured on the front page of the sports section of The Herald (Everett, WA) on February 25. Read the story online. More

Overstreet Featured in Pacific Northwest Magazine

University Communications specialist and movie reviewer Jeffrey Overstreet was featured in the cover story of the February 27 Seattle Times Pacific Northwest magazine. The story was titled "Faith in Film: A Critic Finds God and Common Ground on the Secular Screen." Jeff was featured in the cover photograph. The description of the magazine's cover story states: “Jeffrey Overstreet combines his passions — faith and cinema — to pursue his avocation as movie critic and evangelist for a new kind of Christian thinking about the power of film to teach moral lessons." 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

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