Monday, May 2, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Time for Casey Fall, Winter Reservations

Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to make reservations to stay at SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. June 1 is the deadline to submit a request to be entered into the lottery for the chance to stay in one of the historic officer's houses. The total cost to use a house (for up to six nights) is only $35. View photographs of the houses and the Camp Casey area at The rental policy is explained by selecting the link at the end of this paragraph. If you are one of the fortunate 40 people to get offered a weekend reservation, invite some friends, pack your groceries and your sleeping bags, and head out to the beach for some recreation and relaxation between September 15, 2005, and January 31, 2006. While you are staying at Camp Casey, you can explore the natural beauty of Central Whidbey, tour the Island County historical museum, walk on the beach, or catch up on some reading or writing. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate a loved one's birthday or anniversary! If you have questions, email Maralie Johnson, Camp Casey administrative assistant, at More

Autumn Quarter Registration Begins May 16

Registration for Autumn Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, May 16. Autumn registration for graduate students begins on Monday, May 23. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2031or

Get in Shape for Summer

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to provide a variety of physical fitness and exercise services. These can be as simple as the assessment of a single component of fitness or instruction for a specific exercise. You can also get a complete fitness assessment and exercise prescription, or have a personal trainer for a period of time. If you are interested, call (206) 281-2081 and give the receptionist the information needed to match you with an appropriate student.

President's Recognition Convocation

The President's Recognition Convocation will be held Tuesday, May 3, in Brougham Pavilion 9:30-10:30 a.m. Recognitions will include Years-of-Service Awards, Professor of the Year Award, Staff Members of the Year Awards, and the President's Awards for Excellence. All campus offices will be closed for this event. Plan to come and celebrate!

Leadership Award Nominations Due May 2

Forms are now available to nominate a student, student group, or staff member to receive recognition for their work on campus during the 2004-05 school year. Categories include Student Scholar of the Year, Student Group of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and Student Event of the Year for Service-Oriented Program, Educational, and Entertainment. Awards will be presented at the Leadership Celebration at the end of May. Please take a moment to nominate someone or a group that deserves honor and celebration for their energy and hard work this year. Forms are available on the second floor of the SUB or contact Lynn at to receive a copy. Nominations must be received by May 2!

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 Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, May 5.


Greene's Book Selected for “Top Ten Books of 2004"

The Academy of Parish Clergy has named School of Theology Dean Colin Greene's book Christology in Cultural Perspective as one of their “Top Ten Books of 2004." The book is published by Wm. B. Eerdmans. Congratulations, Colin!

Marshall Publishes Article

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Margaret Marshall had her article titled “Expectations and Realizations: The Role of Expectancies in Achievement Settings" published in the refereed journal Motivation and Emotion. The article reports her experimental research on the interactive effect of task difficulty, initial expectations, and performance at achievement-related tasks.

SPFC Faculty, Student Present Research

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to announce that four of its faculty members, Kathy Lustyk, Margaret Marshall, Marcia Webb, and Beverly Wilson, recently presented their research at the Western Psychological Association's annual convention in Portland, Oregon. Associate Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk made nine presentations on the interrelationships among exercise, women's health issues, spiritual well-being, and quality of life. Members of Kathy's research team presenting at the meeting included current undergraduates Cami Wells, Andrea Miller, Kirstin Shomura, and Joey Tadie; graduate student Karen Olson, and alumni Chris Beam ‘02, Kara Worrell ‘04, and Elga Cocoli ‘04. Additional co-authors included graduate student Dawn Heisler, undergraduates Jessica Henson, Fallan Swafford, and Emily Soule-Hesse. A special tribute was made to Emily, who died in December. Assistant Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall made three presentations on the relationship between helping behavior, self-concept, and prejudice. Her co-presenters included SPU alumni Winslow Gerrish ‘04 and Cassie Adams ‘05. Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology Marcia Webb made a presentation on the topic of body image with graduate student Trina Colburn. Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology Bev Wilson made four presentations on the topics of children's pro-social behavior, aggression, social competence, empathy, physiological reactivity, and maternal emotions. Members of Bev's research team included graduate students Diana Cook, Lauren Shepherd, Alexandria Murallo, Margaret Fuchs, Lindsey Kremmel, Kari Person, and Siobhan Fernandes-Richards; and 2004 alumni Natalie Goodwin and Winslow Gerrish.

Phelan and Fry Present at WLA 2005

SPU librarians Jenifer Phelan and Carrie Fry made a presentation at the Washington Library Association 2005 Conference in Spokane on April 22. Their presentation was titled "Beyond Basic Google: Keeping Ahead of the Search Engine Curve." The talk covered advanced Google searching, the strengths of alternative Internet search engines, and staying current with Web searching. The presentation and handouts are available online. More

Himma's Article Published in Philosophy Quarterly

Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma's article titled "What Is a Problem for All Is a Problem for None: Substance Dualism, Physicalism, and the Mind-Body Problem" recently appeared in the April 2005 American Philosophical Quarterly. In the article, Ken defends substance dualism (i.e., the idea that there exist both mental substances or "souls" and bodies) against the mind-body problem, which is thought by many philosophers to conclusively refute dualism. Himma argues that since no physicalist theory has solved the mind-body problem, it remains as much a problem for physicalism as it is for substance dualism and hence cannot refute dualism.

Edwards Visits Congress for MFTs

Scott Edwards, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy, visited Washington state legislators in Washington, D.C. on April 15. Attending the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Leadership Conference, he was joined by fellow leaders from other AAMFT state divisions to discuss mental health care issues and services provided by marriage and family therapists.

Kelly Publishes Devotional for Teachers

University Communications specialist Clint Kelly is one of four primary authors of Daily Grace for Teachers, a new volume of devotional reflections for the classroom released by Honor Books. Clint was required to produce 60 daily devotionals, and he solicited ideas from SPU colleagues Frank Kline, Jeffrey Overstreet, and others.

Welcome, Elin

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Elin Thomas as the new records assistant in Facilities and Project Management.


Overstreet Part of Award-Winning Online Movie Review Web Site won first place in the online publications category at the annual Evangelical Press Association awards. University Communications specialist Jeffrey Overstreet is a frequent contributor to the Web site. Visit the Web site and read some of Jeffrey's recent reviews online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences
University Librarian and Director of Learning Resources
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 (.5), Center for Learning Associate Director of Human Resources, Human Resources
Director of Student Counseling Center, Student Life
Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Athletics
Manger of Conference Services, University Services
Office Manager for Academic Affairs, Academic Affairs
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Work Control Assistant, Facility and Project Management

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 #18 | Published by: University Communications

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