Monday, March 7, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Bring the Family to Watch the Falcons at the NCAA West Regionals!

SPU will host the women's basketball west regional playoffs this week. Because this is an NCAA event, all spectators must pay. Tournament tickets are on sale at the SPU Athletics Office. Prices are $10 for reserved seating, and $7 for general admission ($5 for students and youth). Ticket office hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Thursday, March 10; 9-11 a.m. on Friday, March 11; and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The box office ticket window will open at 11:30 a.m. on March 11, 3 p.m. March 12, and 5 p.m. on March 14. For a complete schedule, visit the Falcons Online or call the Athletics Office (206) 281-2085. More

University Communications Wins 10 CASE Awards

The Office of University Communications recently won 10 awards for various SPU publications and communications projects at the 2005 CASE District VIII regional conference, February 26-March 1, in Seattle. District VIII includes public and private institutions in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. The awards are:
Gold Award (Web Sites), Online Response Magazine. Jennifer Gilnett, Editor; Sarah Jio, Assistant Editor; Joel Ertsgaard, Graphic Designer; Hope McPherson, Online Content Manager; Wendi Parriera, Web Developer.
Silver Award (Periodicals), Response magazine. Jennifer Gilnett, Editor; Sarah Jio, Assistant Editor; Joel Ertsgaard, Graphic Designer; Clint Kelly, Writer; Hope McPherson, Writer; Jeffrey Overstreet, Writer.
Silver Award (Publications), MFA in Creative Writing Program Brochure. Jeffrey Overstreet, Communications Specialist; Theresa Martin, Graphic Designer; Kandace Ralph, Graduate Marketing. Client: MFA Program.
Silver Award (Publications), School of Education Graduate Program Brochure Series. Jeffrey Overstreet, Communications Specialist; Theresa Martin, Graphic Designer; Kandace Ralph, Graduate Marketing. Client: School of Education.
Silver Award (Visual Design), Lifestyle Series Campaign. Joel Ertsgaard, Graphic Designer; Sarah Jio, Communications Specialist.
Silver Award (Visual Design), Sacred Sounds of Christmas. Luann Bice, Freelance Graphic Designer; Dale Kegley, Graphic Designer; Jennifer Gilnett, Communications Specialist.
Bronze Award (Feature Writing), “Silence," Autumn 2004 Response. Luke Reinsma, Writer.
Bronze Award (Publications), Admit Package. Hope McPherson, Communications Specialist; Dale Kegley, Graphic Designer. Client: Office of Admissions.
Bronze Award (Photography), “Home From Iraq," Spring 2004 Response. James Kegley, Freelance Photographer.
Bronze Award (Photography-Series), “The Call to Reconciliation," Autumn 2004 Response. Greg Schneider, Freelance Photographer.

C.S. Lewis Study Opportunity at The Kilns in Oxford

SPU faculty and staff have a unique opportunity to study at the home of C.S. Lewis this summer. A select group of eight people (per session) can live in Lewis' private home called “The Kilns" in Oxford, England, for a week of study on the topic “C.S. Lewis and the Permanent Things." The sessions will be led by two of SPU's C.S. Lewis experts, Mike Macdonald and Kim Gilnett. Texts for the sessions will be Lewis' Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce. Session 1 is July 2-8 and session 2 runs July 10-16. The cost is $2,695. For information, contact Mike at (206) 281- 2209 or Kim at (206) 281-3415, or visit the Web site. More

Do You Know a Graduate or Soon-to-Be Graduate Who Could Benefit From a $1,000 Service Grant?

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is accepting nominations for the Krista Colleague Program. This is a $1,000 grant for graduates or soon-to-be graduates pursuing volunteer or vocational service in America's inner cities, developing nations, or in the area of environmental stewardship. Nominees must be affiliated with a service organization, a resident of the Pacific Northwest, and be 20-30 years old. If you would like to nominate a current or past student, email Christi Scovil in Campus Ministries at

Your Help Is Needed for Celebration Week

It's time for our annual celebration of the risen Christ! Celebration Week is March 29 - April 1. Your department is invited to create a station - a special installation in your building that students, faculty, and staff can "pilgrimage" to for further reflection on some aspect of the Resurrection. Instructions and publicity materials are available from Campus Ministries. Contact Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson if your group is interested at

Expert Gardening Advice in Time for Spring

SPU kicks off the gardening season with a three-part lecture series for gardeners. Ed Hume, one of the most popular names in Northwest gardening, will bring his gardening tips to SPU on Thursday, March 17, at 7:15 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Completing the lecture series will be Seattle Times “Practical Gardener" columnist Mary Robson (April 21) and Seattle Post-Intelligencer gardening columnist Marianne Binetti (May 19). Tickets are $12 per lecture, or $30 for all three. To reserve your spot, call (206) 281-2138.

Students Directing Students

The SPU Theatre Department presents three, student-directed, one act plays this week. The performances take place March 8-12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in McKinley Hall. Tickets are $6, and can be ordered by calling (206) 281-2959.

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers in Concert on March 11

Before they begin their Spring Tour to Oregon, the SPU's award-winning Concert Choir joins the Chamber Singers for a concert on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.

Invite Unlimited to Your Church

Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's rhythm and vocal ensemble comprised of 10 student singers and instrumentalists. Unlimited chooses music from the best of contemporary Christian pop and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Members regularly perform at churches and private schools throughout greater Seattle. For more information on Unlimited, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Rachel Eby at (206) 281-2933.

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.

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 10.

SPU Welcomes WJSHS

On March 18-19, more than 120 Washington high school students and teachers with a special interest in science, mathematics, and technology research will be at SPU for the annual Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WJSHS). It is one of 47 similar regional programs conducted by the Academy of Applied Science, under contract with the U. S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Fifteen high school students have been selected to present their science research, and the Washington winners will receive a total of $3,000 in scholarships. Additionally, the first and second place winners will present their papers at the national symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, in late April, to try for an additional $16,000 scholarship. The students' poster presentations will be set up in the Otto Miller Hall Lobby. Faculty and staff are invited to view them on Friday, March 18, after 3 p.m. through Saturday, March 19. You also are invited to attend the oral presentations in Otto Miller Hall, room 109 on Friday from 7:15-9 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Professor of Science Education Ray Myers at (206) 281-2370.


Maier Wins Poetry Prize

Jennifer Maier, associate professor of English, has been awarded the Mississippi Review Prize, offered by the literary magazine of the same name, for her poem "The School of Weeping." The prize is awarded annually and was one of more than 1,000 poems submitted. According to Poetry Contest Insider, the award is "highly prestigious." Jennifer's poem will appear in the Review later this year. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Lemcio's Book To Be Reprinted

Cambridge University Press will reprint in paperback Gene Lemcio's book The Past of Jesus in the Gospels (1991) in Autumn 2005. Also, his article titled “'Son of Man,' 'Pitiable Man,' 'Rejected Man': Equivalent Expressions in the Old Greek of Daniel" will be published in the Tyndale Bulletin later this year. Gene is professor of New Testament in the School of Theology.

Alec Hill Visits SPU

Former School of Business and Economics Dean Alec Hill will be visiting Seattle, March 19-25. He would love to visit with his SPU friends. An informal reception for Alex will be held Wednesday, March 23, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the McKenna Conference Room. Stop by and say, “hi."

Holmes Presents at National Conference

Ramona Holmes, professor of music, recently presented a lecture titled "What to Do When They Ask for the World" at the American String Teachers and National Orchestra Directors conference in Reno, Nevada. Other presenters included violinists Mark O'Connor, Midori Goto, and Regina Carter (whose autographs Ramona proudly displays!)

Bester-Meredith's Paper to Be Published in Aggressive Behavior

Janet Bester-Meredith, visiting assistant professor of biology, along with colleagues Patricia Martin and Catherine Marler from the University of Wisconsin, will have her article titled "Manipulations of Vasopressin Alter Aggression Differently Across Testing Conditions in Monogamous and Non-Monogamous Peromyscus Mice" published in the April 2005 issue of the journal Aggressive Behavior.

Welcome, Josh.

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Josh Martinell as a new safety and security officer.


Former Falcon Now a Harlem Globetrotter

Eric Sandrin, who played on the men's basketball player from 2000-02, is now with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read the story online. More


Staff Positions

Assistant Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
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

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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition
Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education

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

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