Monday, August 1, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Office of University Communications Closed Aug. 8-10

The Office of University Communications will be closed for an in-house organization and planning work retreat August 8-10. Although the office will be closed, the UC staff will be on site and available in emergencies. In the case of an emergency, call Office Manager Julia Weir at (206) 281-2051, and she will connect you with the appropriate staff member. If you are currently working with UC on a project, your communications specialist will ensure that the closure does not cause you any delays. Please call your communications specialist or Julia if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for helping us prepare for a new academic year!

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.

Last Chance to Buy Mariners' Tickets

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. There are still plenty of tickets available. Tickets are $10 each, and checks can be made payable to SPU. The deadline to order tickets is Thursday, August 11. To purchase tickets, contact Julia Weir in University Communications, Suite 116, at (206) 281-2051 or

Fac/Staff Bulletin on 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, August 11. The next publication date is August 15.


Scranton, Woodward Present at Conference

George Scranton, professor of theatre, and Bill Woodward, professor of history, gave discipline-specific presentations at a conference sponsored by the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS) in Kansas City, July 14-16. George discussed "The Artist's Process: Incarnation, Imago Dei, and Identity," stressing that the Christian director, conductor, or choreographer must seek not only an excellent artistic product, but also ensure a process toward that product marked by love and encouragement. Bill gave a condensed version of his recent Weter Lecture titled "Choosing Christian Hope Over the American Dream." As with his campus lecture, Bill's historical analysis of elements of the American Promise pointed to how reality falls short of the dream, in contrast to a robust hope grounded in the Christian story. The IICS is a recruiting and placement agency sending Christian scholars to teach at public universities overseas, both in continuing positions and on one-year appointments for professors on sabbatical. The conference included impressive reports from some of these professors -- one of whom, it turned out, had been in Bill's high school youth group but whom he hadn't seen for 40 years. George likewise met the cousin of a fellow student from Bible school days.

Welcome, Dale

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Dale Anderson as the new director of student programs.


SPU Senior Named “Miss Seafair"

Melissa Parks, an SPU senior majoring in psychology from Burien, Washington, was named “Miss Seafair 2005." Visit the Seafair Web site for more information. More

SPU Alumna Named “Seafair Queen"

SPU alumna Joan Wallace '69 was named “Queen Alcyon VI of Seafair 2005," better known as “Seafair Queen 2005." Read her story online. More

Swanson Quoted in Online News Story

Joel Swanson, systems analyst and systems administrator in Computer and Information Systems, was quoted in an online news story at, a “storage-specific information resource for IT professionals." Joel talks about a recent network storage space upgrade. Read the story online. More

Opinion Piece by West Published

On opinion piece by Associate Professor of Political Science John West appeared in the July 25 edition of the Waco Tribune-Herald in Waco, Texas. His piece was titled “Darwinists take a look in the mirror." Read the story online. More

SPU Students, Alum, and Former Faculty Member in Seattle P.-I.

A Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on Interbay's Quest Church states the growing attendance of SPU students, quotes former visiting Professor of English David Cho, and mentions SPU alum Bob Ekblad '82. The story was published on July 29. Read it online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Associate Professor of Special Education
Lilly SERVE Postdoctoral Fellowship in English
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

Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
Administrative Assistant and Office Manager, Office of Admissions
Campus Based Loan and Third Party Billing Manager, Student Financial Services
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Program Assistant, MA-TESOL, College of Arts and Sciences
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Technical Accountant, Finance

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 #28 | Published by: University Communications

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