Monday, December 5, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Special Chapel of Christmas Carols

“A Festival of Lessons and Carols" will take place Tuesday, December 6, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The service is based on the annual service of “Nine Lessons and Carols" from King's College in Cambridge, England. Hear Christmas readings and sing your favorite Christmas carols at this annual SPU Advent tradition.

Autumn Quarter Grades Due Dec. 19

Autumn Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside 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 December 19, contact Student Records Coordinator Kelli Knapp at 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

The Facts About SPU

For basic information on SPU, including enrollment statistics based on Autumn Quarter 2005, please refer to the "SPU Facts" at If you have questions about official SPU information, contact Jerry Finch, director of institutional research, at or 206-281-2577. More

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by Jan. 5

The peer advisor selection process for 2006-07 is coming up fast and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you know students who rise above — leaders among leaders — we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Sonja Whitaker in the Office of Residence Life at no later that January 5, 2006. Thank you in advance for your help.

Staff Forum on Dec. 14

The SPU Staff Council invites staff members to join us at the first Staff Forum of the year, Wednesday, December 14, 9-10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. We'll hear members of the Health Sciences department share their amazing stories and pictures from their Hurricane Katrina relief trip in September. There will also be a time of worship and fellowship as a community. Beverages and snacks will be served.

Falcon Basketball on New Year's Eve

If you're in Seattle over the holidays, come and cheer on the Falcon men's basketball team on December 31, at 1 p.m. when they host Northwest Nazarene in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The Falcon Athletic department thanks you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the game. Go Falcons! For all the news on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany Meditations

The SPU Library has put together a current shortlist of Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany meditations. The list is available on the Library Web site. More

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 Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Are You Planning an Event?

The Office of University Communications is now finalizing the list of SPU-sponsored events for 2006. We are especially interested in events or programs during Winter and Spring Quarters that are open to the general public. Events will be considered for the next "Engage" brochure, which is sent to more than 40,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, forward the information to Tracy Norlen at If you've already sent information, please make sure it's up to date. 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.

Pet of the Week Photo

“This is a picture of my two kittens, Keyser (the orange tabby), and Soze (the grayish tortishell). They are 7 months old, and brother and sister. They were adopted from King County Animal Control in July. This photo shows them engaged in their second favorite pastime: snoozing in “their" chair. Of course, their favorite pastime is terrorizing us at 2 a.m." Cory Cooper, undergraduate academic counselor.

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, December 8. The next publication date is Monday, December 12.


Segall Presents Paper

Kimberly Segall, assistant professor of English, presented a paper titled “Tensions Within Individual, Communal, and National Memories" at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at the African Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C., on November 18.

Hitchens Presents Research at Nursing Honorary Society

Professor of Nursing Emily Hitchens presented a research project titled "Experiences of Older Parents of Adult Children with Mental Illness" at a recent meeting of the nursing honorary society Sigma Theta Tau, International. Her co-investigator on the research project was Associate Professor of Nursing Martha Worcester. The qualitative study was based upon individual interviews with elder parents and a family focus group with National Advocates of the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Identified themes from the experiences of older parents were; being admonished, accommodating, and persevering. An overarching core concept was “watchful advocacy."

Welcome, Amy, and a Correction

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Amy Flikkema as the new manager of conference services in University Services. Also, new security officer Chris Lucas' name was misspelled in last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin.


Falcon Featured in Seattle Times

Sarah Martinez, a sophomore on SPU women's soccer team, was featured in The Seattle Times on November 30. The Falcon women lost in overtime to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the NCAA Division II championship game December 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Read Sarah's story online More

Camp Casey in The Herald

A news story on a recently completed $3.3 million deal to protect 33 acres on western Whidbey Island involving SPU's Camp Casey Conference Center was covered in The Herald (Everett, Washington) on November 29. The land, formerly owned by SPU just north of the conference center, is one of the few places where the endangered wildflower golden paintbrush can be found. Read the story online More

SPU Students “Acting on AIDS" Covered in Christian Post

The organization “Acting on AIDS," formed two years ago by SPU students and now with chapters on more than 40 Christian college campuses, was highlighted November 28 on the online magazine, The Christian Post. The story's headline is “Christian Colleges Nationwide Mobilize Students to Battle AIDS." Read the story online More


Dahlstrom Completes Seattle Marathon

Donna Dahlstrom, School of Education continuing education budget assistant, and her daughter Kristi, an SPU senior majoring in English and Secondary Education, walked the recent Seattle Marathon together. Their time was 7 hours and 31 minutes. Congratulations, Donna and Kristi!


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History (2 positions)
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of English
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
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
Audio Video Production Specialist, Instructional Technology Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, School of Health Sciences, Graduate Center
Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
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
Student Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst, Administrative 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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