Monday, October 31, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Special Lunch TODAY for Faculty, Staff

Campus Dining invites all faculty and staff to “Fall Fest" in Gwinn Commons on Monday, October 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for a celebration of autumn flavors at lunch, including pumpkin, cranberries, butternut squash, and roast turkey with trimmings. Make sure and visit the “Edgar Allan Poe Lounge" (Lake Union Room) for special treats and beverages for faculty and staff. The lunch price for faculty and staff (with SPU ID) is $5.20. If you don't bring your SPU ID, the price is $6.95.

Autumn Choral Concert

SPU's acclaimed, 72-voice Concert Choir, and the Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, and Männerchor (Men's Choir) will perform their Autumn Choral Concert on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, located at 7500 Greenwood Avenue North. For more information, call (206) 281-2205.

Globalization and the World Economy

Prabhu Guptara, executive director of organizational development for Switzerland's UBS, one of the world's largest banks, is the guest speaker for a special dinner and lecture Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. His lecture is titled “Flying Blind: Strategy and Competitiveness in a World of Global Over-Supply." This event is co-sponsored by SPU's School of Business and Economics, and KIROS. Tickets are $36 and can be ordered by calling (206) 281-2942.

Brian McLaren and the “Emerging Church" Movement

Called one of the “top-25 most influential evangelicals" by TIME magazine, Brian McLaren is a leader in the “emerging church" movement. He will address the role of the gospel in the 21st century during a special lecture on Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. His talk is titled “Ministry and Mission in the Emerging Culture." This event is free and open to the public.

Take the Spirit Bus and Go to the Soccer Game for FREE

Don't have time to walk over to Interbay Stadium to catch the last home soccer games of the season? Ride the SPU Falcon Spirit Bus! Just show your SPU ID upon boarding and get into the game FREE. Buses leave from Tiffany Loop approximately one hour before game time, and will continue shuttling until kickoff. The Spirit Bus will also return fans to SPU following each game. Now you can say "I just saved a bunch of money by switching to the Falcon Spirit Bus." Come and support your SPU Falcons!

Falcon Soccer vs Seattle University in the Annual Coffee Cup

The annual crosstown soccer rivalry match between SPU and Seattle University, known as the Coffee Cup, takes place this weekend. On Saturday, November 5, both men's and women's soccer take on rival SU at Interbay Stadium. The men's game begins at 2 p.m. and women's at 7 p.m. In celebration of the devoted Falcon soccer fans, SPU's Athletic Department is having a fan appreciation night and will give away prizes throughout both games. Come and test your luck, you could be a winner!

It's Snowing? Is SPU Open?

The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or running late due to inclement weather is to call the SPU Emergency Closure Hotline at (206) 281-2800. The phone line will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clemente, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.

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

Senior Preview Is This Week

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.

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

“This is a picture of my 10-month-old kitty, Faye. Faye, much like me, loves to play with technology, and can often be found cuddling up to my IBM ThinkPad T42 laptop. The effect of a ‘transparent screen' was made by taking a picture of Faye and setting it as my desktop wallpaper, and then taking a picture of both the cat and the laptop when everything was lined up perfectly. She's definitely the cat for me!" Cassie Wallender, Microsystems analyst, Computer and Information Systems.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every 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, November 3. The next publication date is Monday, November 7.


Hairston, McMahan, and Fritzberg Present at ACE Conference

Associate Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg, Director of the John Perkins Center Tali Hairston, and International Student Advisor Kevin McMahan recently presented a session on university and community engagement issues at the American Council of Education conference in Phoenix. In their session, they described SPU's partnership with Chief Sealth High School. The 2005 conference was titled "Educating All of One Nation."

Quek Receives National Award

Karen Quek, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy and director of clinical training, was one of the 2005 award recipients of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She was honored with the prestigious “Supervision Stipend" award at the AAMFT 63rd annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Marriage and Family Therapy colleagues Claudia Grauf-Grounds and Scott Edwards were at the board dinner and award presentation to give her support. Congratulations, Karen!

Welcome, Lacey

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Lacey Hopper as a new admissions and academic counseling office representative in Undergraduate Admissions.


Alumna Featured This Month at CCCU

SPU alumna Michele Weslander '91 is currently featured on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Web page as part of Christian Higher Education month. CCCU profiled 21 outstanding alumni from member institutions. Michele, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics and engineering science, is currently the deputy technical executive for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She is the first person to hold that position. Read more about her. More


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
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Receptionist (part-time, temporary), School of Health Sciences
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Event Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
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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