Monday, July 18, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Longtime SPU Photographer Dies

James “Jimi" Lott, 52, was found dead July 5, 2005, in Wenatchee. His death was ruled a suicide. Jimi was an award-winning photographer for Seattle Pacific University and for The Seattle Times. His work for Seattle Pacific spanned nearly 20 years, and his photos included students, faculty, alumni, and others for many SPU publications, including Response magazine. He won numerous awards through Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) competitions. He worked for The Seattle Times from 1984 to 2004, also winning many awards, including the Reid Blackburn Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in feature photography over four consecutive years. Before coming to Seattle, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in spot-news photography while at The Spokesman-Review. Jimi is survived by his son, stepfather, a sister, a grandniece, an ex-wife, and many friends at SPU and The Seattle Times. Some of Jimi's work can be found at his online obituary at The Seattle More

SPU 2005-06 Holiday Schedule

President Eaton has approved the holiday and Christmas closure schedule for the 2005-06 fiscal year. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (206) 281-2809 if you have questions. Review the schedule online. More

Unlimited's New CD Now Available

Unlimited, SPU's contemporary Christian music group, celebrates its first CD release with “How Can I Keep From Singing?" The disc features original music, as well as songs by Jars of Clay, Superchick, and Caedmon's Call. To order your copy, call (206) 281-2933 or email More

Pick Up Your Free Bus Pass

The 2005-06 Metro FlexPasses have arrived. The Metro FlexPass is free to all full-time (32 hrs/wk or more) regular employees of SPU during their employment period. The FlexPass is valid on any Metro Transit bus route as well as the Sounder train, and it can also be used for paying monthly Vanpool or Vanshare dues. To pick up a pass, bring your employee ID card to the Safety and Security Office, 601 West Emerson Street, and fill out an 0506 CTR Form and FlexPass Agreement. If you have any questions regarding the FlexPass program or alternative commuter methods, contact Program Assistant Justin Langhofer at (206) 281-2821, or visit the King County Metro Website. More

Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for 2005-06

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2005-06 academic year, especially for Autumn and Winter Quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at (206) 281-2977.

Campus Dining Summer Hours

Here are the hours for campus dining facilities this summer.
Gwinn Commons (hours generated by Conference Services. Check the SPU master calendar to see when Gwinn Commons is open).
Corner Place Market, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Subway in the Corner Place Market, Monday-Friday, open until 2 p.m.
Falcons' Landing is closed all summer.

SPU Night at the Mariners on September 13

Join SPU faculty, staff, students, alums, friends, and family at Safeco Field on Tuesday, September 13, to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and checks can be made payable to SPU. The deadline to order tickets is Thursday, August 11. However, tickets usually sell out before the order deadline date. To purchase tickets, contact Julia Weir in University Communications, Suite 116, at (206) 281-2051 or

Summer Institute for Artists, Writers

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, is an innovative and enriching program for artists and writers combining the best elements of a workshop, arts festival, and conference. The workshop will be held July 31–August 7 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Classes at “The Glen" are led by nationally known authors and artists. Small class sizes allow the faculty to pay close attention to each participant -- whether he or she is a beginner or well advanced in his or her craft. The Glen is also an illuminating conference on the relationship between art and religious faith, where participants practice and strengthen their craft and vision in community. Now published at SPU, Image is one of America's leading literary and arts journals, and explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art. For more information on The Glen, visit the Web page. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Switches to Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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, July 28. The next publication date is August 1.


Farewell for Jeanette Weber on July 22

After more than 10 years of expert and dedicated service to our employees and benefits programs, Jeanette Weber is leaving SPU. A farewell open house will be held in the Office of Human Resources on Friday, July 22, from 2-4 p.m. This will be an informal time for all to drop-in and say goodbye, share a word of thanks, or wish her well in her new sewing enterprise.

Kelly Serves on Panel at Writers Association

Clint Kelly, University Communications specialist, was both a panelist and panel facilitator at the 50th anniversary conference of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association in SeaTac, Washington. At the event, Clint moderated a panel called "Turning Issues Into Inspiration" with novelists Bette Nordberg and Janet Carey. Discussed was the literary power of plot structured around major issues of the day including AIDS, domestic abuse, near-death experience, and genocide. He was also a panelist for "Writing and Selling Freelance Articles" with Jim Molnar, former Seattle Times travel writer, and Ron Kovach, senior editor of The Writer magazine.

Welcome to SPU!

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.
Caenisha Warren is the administrative assistant/SPRINT budget manager in the Office of Campus Ministries.
Jo Ellen McGrath is the professional certification program associate in the School of Education.
Bree Aseltine is the continuing education operations coordinator in the School of Education.
Becky Crook is the administrative assistant in the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.


Perrow's Op-ed Published in the Seattle P-I

An editorial by Jennifer Perrow, assistant to the president for communication, was published on July 11 in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The editorial is titled “After kindergarten, then what?" Read it online. More


Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant to the Associate VP and Dean of Student Life, Office of Student Life
Administrative Assistant, Fine and Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Assistant, Student Programs (.5), Student Life
Admissions Counselor, Admissions
Assistant Coach Women's Basketball, Athletics
Budget Manager and Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Sciences
Data Management and Office Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Manager of OUS Administration and Campus Card Services, University Services
Office Manager and Event Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
Reference Librarian (Temporary), Learning Resources
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Technical Accountant, Finance
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

Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Associate Professor of Special Education
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition
Visiting Instructor in Theology Lilly SERVE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theology

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

Volume #32, Issue #27 | Published by: University Communications

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