Monday, March 28, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Celebration Stations Across Campus

As part of “Celebration Week" at SPU, the Office of Campus Ministries has organized “Celebration Stations" across campus on Wednesday, March 30. The stations encourage reflection on the resurrection of Jesus. This year's theme is “Risen Christ, Restore Us," and acknowledges the war, natural disaster, and other tumult while remembering the hope and power of Jesus. For a map of the stations around campus, contact the Office of Campus Ministries.

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2005-06 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student or students for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in the name of the recipient to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 22 and can be found on the Office of Campus Ministries home page. More

Important Registration Deadlines

Increasing Class Enrollment Ends March 30– If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Ingrid Steele at or (206) 281-2635 in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, to have your class enrollment increased. In order to stop the waitlist on March 30, the timeline for increasing enrollment needs to match the waitlist deadline.
Waitlist Ends March 30– The waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. The waitlist operates on a first on, first off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students who have been registered from the waitlist.
Last Day to Add Classes Is April 4– Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.

Kick Butts Day on March 30

The SPU Campus Advisory Board is hosting a tobacco awareness event in honor of Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, March 30, from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SUB) and Gwinn Commons. Visit the SUB to learn about food subsidiaries owned by major tobacco companies, or take a quiz about tobacco use on a global scale. Those going to Gwinn will learn about chemicals in secondhand smoke and can participate in a cigarettes-in-a-jar contest. All attendees will receive giveaways, candy, and special prizes. Contact Clea Brooks at for more information.

New Weight Watchers Session Begins Mar. 29

A new spring on-campus series of Weight Watchers for faculty and staff will meet Tuesdays, beginning March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 129. Come and join continuing faculty and staff members in a fun, supportive, and successful program while developing healthy eating habits for life. This is not a diet, but a satisfying way to lose extra pounds and keep them off. Cost is $119.50 for ten weeks, and can be paid in three installments. For more information, contact Laurie Collins at

Climb Mt. Rainier and Support Students

The SPU Society of Fellows is sponsoring “Summit Challenge 2005," offering a chance to climb Mt. Rainier in Washington state while raising money for student scholarships. Climbers will scale Mt. Rainier, June 18-19, and be guided by Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI) on the Disappointment Cleaver route from Camp Muir. The program begins with the first fundraising and lecture series on Wednesday, April 6. Plan to come and learn more about this adventure. For more information and to register, visit the Web site. More

Campus Compact Conference April 11-13 in Portland

The eighth annual Campus Compact Continuums of Service conference, "Building Bridges: Values, Knowledge, and Skills for Vibrant Communities and Campuses," will welcome more than 500 colleagues to Portland, Oregon, April 11-13, 2005. SPU is a member of the Washington Campus Compact. Attendees from the Western Region and beyond will explore multiple perspectives on the relationships between higher education and communities, and the roles service-learning and civic engagement can play in invigorating them. The conference has become a national model for professional development among service-learning practitioners including faculty, administrators, students, and community partners. The conference provides practitioners opportunities to publicly present their work and network with service-learning professionals from the Campus Compact Western Region. Choose from more than 50 engaging concurrent sessions, including three strands: faculty roles and rewards, student leadership, and community partnerships. Visit the Web site for detailed session information. More

Faith and Mental Health Care

The School of Health Sciences and the School of Psychology, Family, and Community are sponsoring a half-day conference titled “Supporting the Mental Health of Youth and Families in the Community: The Interplay of Faith and Culture" on Tuesday, April 12. The conference is from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Panel sessions include “Meeting Mental Health Needs Within a Faith Community" and “Incorporating Spirituality and Faith Into Culturally-Based Care." The conference is part of SPU's Living Well Initiative, a multidisciplinary educational program addressing the needs of persons and families affected by severe and persistent mental health conditions. This conference is open to the public, and the registration fee is $10. For more information and to register, visit the Web site. More

A Clinician's Faith

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community invites you to attend the annual Integration Lecture in Faith and Clinical Practice on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Guest lecturer is Ronald W. Richardson, author of Family Ties that Bind. He is the former clinical director for the North Shore Counseling Center, pastoral counselor, and retired pastor. He will speak on “The Clinician's Faith and the Practice of Bowen Family Systems Theory." This free lecture is open to the public.

It's Never Too Early to Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year!

Want to appreciate a staff member? Act now by nominating them to SPU's Staff Council for one of the "Staff of the Year" Awards. Two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) will be awarded $1,000 in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments right now to complete the online nomination form. 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 31.


Fritzberg Receives $40,000 Grant From Washington Mutual

Associate Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg received a $40,000 grant to pilot a program that helps prepare free-lunch qualified sophomores at Chief Sealth High School for the 10th grade WASL during the 2005-06 school year. Beginning with Washington state's 2005-06 sophomores, students must pass all sections of the WASL in order to graduate from high school. This Washington Mutual grant is seed money for subsequent programs that assist students who have difficulty with the examination process.

Gatlin Selected President of PROW

In the spring meeting of PROW (Private Registrars of Washington), Associate Registrar Kenda Gatlin was selected as next year's president. She will facilitate the meetings for the next year. Congratulations, Kendra!

Sink Invited to Present in England

The School of Education has learned that Chris Sink, professor of school counseling, has been invited as one of two speakers at the John Macmurray Fellowship Conference in Oxford. Chris' topic will be "Macmurray's Spirituality as a Scaffold to Enhance School Counseling Theory and Practice." The purpose of the John Macmurray Fellowship is to make more widely known the writings and philosophy of John Macmurray by organizing conferences and meetings. The Fellowship encourages the discussion and analysis of important subjects in which John Macmurray was interested, such as family, community, freedom, politics, education, art, science, and religion.

Nagy Honored at AERA

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Bill Nagy, professor of education, has been notified by the Special Interest Group in Research in Reading and Literacy that it plans to honor him in its "Reach for the Stars" program at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference in Montreal this April. This program honors those scholars who have made important, sustained contributions to educational research. AERA will prepare a poster demonstration, providing information about Bill's research career in reading. Congratulations, Bill!

Farewell Luncheon for Elizabeth Anema

Elizabeth Anema, who has been with SPU for 19 years, is leaving the university to pursue a teaching degree. Elizabeth worked for five years in what was then University Relations (now University Communications) and 14 years as an administrative assistant for Camp Casey. Many of you know her from planning your vacations at Casey. A farewell luncheon for Elizabeth will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 30, at a restaurant in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. If you are interested in attending, contact the Casey office at (866) 661-6604.

Welcome, Connie!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Connie Kieling as the new computer services manager in Admissions.


Glancy in Puget Sound Business Journal

John Glancy, director of graduate admissions and marketing, was featured in a March 18 Puget Sound Business Journal story on the decline of international students applying for admission in graduate schools.


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
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology(.5 FTE)
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

Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant, Camp Casey
Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Assistant Director of Residence Life (anticipated opening), Residence Life
Custodian II, Facility Management
Director of Student Programs, Student Life
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Professional Certification Program Associate (.5), School of Education
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems

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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