Monday, August 29, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Summer Grades Due by September 14

Summer grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., September 14. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to (206) 281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before September 14, they need to contact Kelli Knapp at so she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636 or at

Upcoming Training Sessions for Supervisors of Student Employees

In preparation for Autumn Quarter, two training sessions will be held for supervisors of student employees. Discussion topics will include recruitment and hiring, new-hire paperwork, electronic payroll procedures, and the new and improved Student Employment Web site. Learn how to post jobs directly to the Web, activate online applications, and manage the entire hiring process online. Identical sessions will be held in Weter Hall, room 202, from 3–4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 14. Please encourage new supervisors from your department to attend. RSVP to Bob Yohnka, Student Employment coordinator at

Academic Regalia for Autumn Quarter Ceremonies

If faculty or staff need to rent regalia for Autumn Quarter ceremonies, turn in your order by September 1 to the SPU Bookstore. If faculty or staff rented last year, your completed form from last year was sent to your department. The form simply needs to be reviewed and returned to the bookstore (Campus mail Suite 220). If you did not rent last year, you can pick up blank order forms at the bookstore, or call (206) 281-2137 and fill out a form over the phone. For more information, contact Bookstore manager Adina Shewfelt at (206) 281-2137.

School Supplies Drive for CityQuest Project

CityQuest, SPU's annual community service project, is September 24. The organizers are asking faculty and staff to donate school supplies for a “Back-to-School Party," sponsored by Beacon Hill Young Life and Beacon Hill Church of the Nazarene. A group of CityQuest volunteers will help with this party. They are collecting the following school supplies, which can be dropped off on the second floor of the SUB outside the Office of Campus Ministries Student Office: college-ruled paper, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, pens, pencils, colored pencils, dividers, highlighters, assignment books, and other supplies. All supplies will go to middle school and high school students. Please have all donations in by September 23. For more information, contact Katie Russell, CityQuest coordinator, at or (206) 281-2457.

SOE Closed Aug. 29-Sep. 2, Staff Available

The School of Education (SOE) office will be closed for new carpet installation, August 29 through September 2. Although the office will be closed, the SOE staff will be available by phone and by email. In case of an emergency, or if you have questions or concerns, call Administrative Assistant René Shafar at (206) 281-2219. (Thank you for your patience as we eagerly anticipate a much needed cosmetic update!)

Campus Dining Summer Hours

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.

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, September 8. The next publication date is September 12. The Bulletin will resume weekly publication on September 26.


Lemcio's Book Now in Paperback

This month, Cambridge University Press began publishing a paperback edition of Gene Lemcio's book, The Past of Jesus in the Gospels. The book had been published in hardback for 14 years. Gene is professor of Christian Scriptures.

Hitchcock Elected Secretary of NEATrust

Kathy Hitchcock, associate director of alumni relations, has been elected to serve for one year as secretary of the National Education Alumni Trust (NEATrust) Executive Committee. The NEATrust, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 as the New England Alumni Trust, provides insurance products to constituents of member associations. Congratulations, Kathy.

Dearborn Contributes to Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible

Associate Professor of Theological Studies Kerry Dearborn's “Introductions and Text Notes for 1, 2, and 3 John" were recently published in The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible. This Bible's editors include Richard J. Foster, Gayle Beebe, Lyda L. Graybeal, Thomas C. Oden, Dallas Willard, Walter Brueggemann, and Eugene H. Peterson.

Gatlin Publishes Article

An article by Kenda Gatlin, associate registrar, was published in Colleges and Universities, the American Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers national publication. The article "Developing Your Dream Team" outlined her approach to building a staff of great team players and the principles needed to create a "dream team."

Maier Wins Poetry Award

Jennifer Maier, associate professor of English and director of women's studies, won the 2005 Crab Orchard First Book Award for poetry. In addition to a cash prize, the award includes publication in the Crab Orchard Poetry Series by Southern Illinois University Press. Jennifer's book is tentatively titled The School of Weeping (although the publisher, Jennifer reports, finds that title rather “glum"!). Congratulations, Jennifer.

Welcome, Anna

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Anna Dufault as the new administrative assistant to the dean in the School of Theology. Welcome, Anna.


SPU Professors Quoted in Seattle P-I

Two SPU professors were quoted in a front page story in the August 29 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The story deals with Seattle's Mars Hill Church, a growing church in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood that's popular with young adults. SPU Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss are quoted in the story. Read it online. More

KOMO-TV Covers SPU Student's “First" Birthday

Abe Bol, an SPU sophomore and one of Sudan's “Lost Boys," was given a surprise birthday party by some SPU staff members. (Abe just recently learned his birth date is August 26). The event was captured by KOMO-TV (Channel 4). Read the story online. More

SPU's Nursing Camp, Englund, on

A story on about nursing camps around the country highlighted SPU's Nursing Camp and Associate Professor of Nursing Ruby Englund. Ruby started the SPU Nursing Camp 16 years ago. Read the story online. More

West Quoted in The New York Times

Associate Professor of Political Science John West, who is also the associate director of Discovery's Institute's Center for Science & Culture, was quoted in a New York Times story on August 21 titled “Politicized Scholars Put Evolution on the Defensive." The story is part of a series of New York Times reports titled “A Debate Over Darwin: Challenging the Theory," examining the debate over the teaching of evolution.


Altus, Dahlstrom Compete in Danskin Triathlon

Karen Altus, career counselor in the Career Development, and Donna Dahlstrom, budget assistant in the School of Education, competed in the 2005 Danskin Women's Triathlon, held August 21 in Seattle. Karen says, “The race itself was pure fun after all the 6 a.m. swims we endured together over the last two months!" Congratulations, Donna and Karen!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences

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/Office Manager, Admissions
Business Service Associate, Finance Office
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Head Coach-Track and Field, Athletics
Help Desk Manager, Computer and Information Systems,
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Program Assistant, MA-TESOL, College of Arts and Sciences
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
Senior Access Services Technician, Library
Student Employment Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
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 #30 | Published by: University Communications

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