Monday, October 24, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Dr. Christian Smith's Presentations Available

Video and audio copies of Dr. Christian Smith's morning and afternoon presentations for the Day of Common Learning are now available for purchase (DVD, VHS, audio CD, and cassette formats) For more information and to download the order form, visit the Day of Common Learning Web page. More

Falcon Volleyball's Last Regular Season Home Game

Bring your family and come cheer on SPU's volleyball team as they host Central Washington University on Saturday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. This is the Falcons last home game of the season, and the Athletics Department would like to thank all SPU volleyball fans with a promotional giveaway. Come and support SPU volleyball, and you may be a winner!

Senior Preview Is November 3-4

On November 3 and 4, SPU will welcome nearly 200 high school seniors to campus. They're coming to campus to taste the "SPU experience" and see if SPU is the right fit for their college needs. Faculty and staff will see them touring campus, staying in the residence halls, eating in Gwinn Commons, and visiting classes. Please help us extend a warm SPU welcome to these students. If you have questions, contact Becka Lewis in Undergraduate Admissions at (206) 281-2588.

Winter Quarter Registration Coming Soon

All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time and have been notified via email about Winter Quarter registration. Students not admitted to a major will need to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 14, and registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 21. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2032 or

SPU's Chapter of Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel prize-winning, grassroots activist organization with 1.8 million members, supporters, and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. AI undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination within the context of its work to promote all human rights. SPU's chapter of AI has been active for more than 15 years by sponsoring letter-writing campaigns and campus events related to human-rights activism. This year AI is hosting a letter-writing table immediately before and following group every other Wednesday evening beginning October 19. For faculty and staff who desire to participate in the letter-writing campaign, model letters will be distributed electronically via email. If interested, please contact SPU's AI chapter faculty advisor Mícheál Roe at or at the numbers and addresses below. In addition, AI will host at least one Faith and Learning Forum each quarter related to the Christian's call to human rights activism. For further information, contact AI's student leaders Colleen Haugen at, Rachel Wolf at, or Amanda Leonard at Please consider joining in the work of AI this year. Your efforts truly can make a difference. For more information on AI, visit the Web site. More

2006 Entertainment Books on Sale

The 2006 Entertainment Books are on sale in the SPRINT office. Books are $30, and part of the proceeds will support SPRINT. Additional SPRINT donations are also appreciated. To purchase your copy, contact Tammy Johnson, SPRINT community relations coordinator, at or (206) 281-2491.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin your Christmas season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 27, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Advent and Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18, and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at (206) 292-ARTS, or visiting the Web site at and selecting “Arts & Theater." You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

Bookstore Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The SPU Bookstore supports breast cancer research this month by carrying special products to promote breast cancer awareness. The Bookstore will contribute the profits from the sale of these products to breast cancer research. Please visit the SPU Bookstore this month to participate in the fight for the cure!

Europe Trip 2006: France and Spain

Register now for the "Paris, Loire Valley, and Barcelona" tour set for July 13-24, 2006. The trip including Paris, Versailles, Chartres Cathedral, grand châteaux in the Loire Valley, the Dordogne region (prehistoric cave paintings), the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, Salvador Dalî's Museum in Figueras, Spain, and Gaudí's Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona. The trip is open to students, other adults, and friends. A $95 registration fee holds your space and, if paid by December 6, 2005, locks in current rates: $3,600 (student rate: under age 24) or $4,025 (adult rate: age 24 or older). Rates include roundtrip airfare, hotels, two meals/day, ground transportation, museum entrances, and a guide. Final payment is due March 1, 2006. Alternate flight arrangements may be made for an extended stay. Please note that the American Council for International Study is the facilitator of the trip, not SPU. For full details and to register online, contact Susan Haas, adjunct professor of art history, at Visit the Web site for more information. More

Your Story of Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving community celebration on Tuesday, November 22, SPU community members will share personal stories of thanksgiving. You're invited to submit your story of thanksgiving to the Office of Campus Ministries. Three stories will be shared during the service. Stories should be autobiographical and 500-700 words. Email your story by Tuesday, November 8, to Caenisha Warren, Campus Ministries administrative assistant, at

“Pet of the Week" Photo

University Communications Assistant Art Director Joel Ertsgaard and his wife, Sarah, are the proud owners of Sampson and Ellie. “When Sampson was a kitten, he often found comfort curling up in Ellie's ‘lap.' This photo won first place in Pets magazine's ‘Pets of the Month' feature in a 1999 issue. The prize was a one-year supply of pet food for one pet. The magazine went bankrupt a couple months later and we never got the pet food!"

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week on Monday. 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, October 27. The next publication date is Monday, October 31.

God and Natural Disasters

It seems like tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, and volcanic eruptions are occurring more frequently. Three SPU professors will comment on natural disasters and their place in “the whole picture" of God's creation at the Current Events Forum on Thursday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Join Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden, Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology John Thoburn, and Professor of Biology Tim Nelson for an informative discussion.


McEntyre Makes Presentation at WAESOL

Anita McEntyre, adjunct faculty member in the School of Business and Economics, led a presentation on October 22 at the Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages conference at Highline Community College. Her topic, "Technology, Travel, and Truffles: Team Teaching Business and ESL," was presented with her co-teacher Donna Biscay. Together Anita and Donna teach business and entrepreneurship to English as a Second Language (ESL) students at Shoreline Community College. Using virtual enterprises begun by the students, they teach both business and English. Anita teaches managerial accounting at SPU.

Roe Presents Papers at IUPsyS

The Department of Psychology is pleased to note that Mícheál Roe, dean and professor of psychology, recently presented two papers at an international symposium sponsored by the Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). The IUPsyS includes more than 50 national societies, academies, and councils of psychology, and is a member of the International Council of Scientific Unions. One paper investigated the public responses in three national settings to the Irish Republican Army's apology of 2002. The other paper presented case studies of two historically unrecognized Native American peoples: the Duwamish and the Cowlitz. In addition, Roe recently completed a comprehensive, multiyear needs assessment for the Cowlitz Indian Nation of Southwestern Washington. Over the years, five SPU psychology students were members of the Cowlitz research team and co-authored the technical report: Elga Cocoli ‘04, Chio Saeteurn ‘03, Michele Sullivan ‘03, Jodi Wellman ‘01, and senior Ryan Fouts.

Lemcio Contributes Chapter to Journal

Eugene Lemcio, professor of New Testament, has contributed a chapter titled "The Gospels Within the New Testament Canon," to Canon and Biblical Interpretation. Gene argues that the Gospels provide a counterpoint to the rest of the New Testament on such central subjects as the gospel, the Kingdom of God, how one "names" Jesus, the nature of one's relationship to him, and the significance of his life and death. The volume is an outgrowth of the Consultation on Scripture and Hermeneutics funded mainly by the Bible Society (U.K.) and Baylor University. It will be published in 2006 by Zondervan and Poternoster Presses.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History (2 positions)
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special 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, Alumni
Business Service Associate, Finance Office
Custodian/Housekeeper (temporary), Camp Casey Conference Center
Help Desk Manager, Computer and Information Systems,
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Receptionist (.5, temporary), School of Health Sciences
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Event Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Systems Analyst, Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications
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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