Monday, January 9, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Registration Deadlines

The last day to add classes is January 10. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Winter Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week. Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services, located in Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 18.

Examining the Psalms

Archie Spencer, professor of theology at Trinity Western University, will present the latest work of Luigi Giussani, the founder of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation, Wednesday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The evening program will introduce Giussani's book The Psalms. This event, co-sponsored by Communion and Liberation and Image journal, is free and open to the public.

Tell Your Students About Volunteer Expo

Please tell your students about the SPU Volunteer Opportunities Expo, Tuesday, January 10, 12-4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Representatives from a wide variety of nonprofit agencies around Seattle will be available to answer your questions. The expo is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministries.

SPU Campus Closed for MLK Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, SPU offices and the Bookstore will be closed and day classes will not meet on Monday, January 16. Evening classes will be held.

Fifth Annual Image/SPU Film Festival, Jan. 20-22

“Telling the Truth: The Art of Documentary Films" is the theme for this year's Image journal/SPU Film Festival. This year's festival presents five films that satisfy the desire for revelation, entertainment, emotional connection, and hard but bracing truth.The films are “Hoop Dreams," “Born Into Brothels," "Murderball," “Super Size Me," and “Buena Vista Social Club." After each film, a panel of faculty and students will lead a discussion and field comments and questions from the audience. Free popcorn and other goodies will be served. Each film will be screened in Upper Gwinn. Students receive CFE credit for attending at least two screenings and staying for the panel discussions. For screening days and times, visit the Image journal Web site. More

Exercise Students Want to Help You

SPU exercise science students want to help you get in shape for the new year. If you have ever wanted to start an exercise program, but aren't really sure where to start, now is your chance. Exercise Science students will be available on a limited basis to help you design a program just right for you. If you are interested, stop by the Physical Education and Science office in Royal Brougham Pavilion, or call 206-281-2081.

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.

Submit Your Request for a Summer Week at Camp Casey

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff can submit a request for a summer stay at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses – once part of the coastal military fortress known as “Fort Casey" – are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of a house for you and your guests, access to the outdoor swimming pool, gym, beach, and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos, visit The deadline is February 1 for placing your online request for between June 13 and Sept. 10, 2006. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to high demand and the way the “Casey Point system" works, it is unlikely for a faculty or staff person to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. But it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. If you are offered a spot, this is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, or relax by the heated swimming pool. Please direct any questions to Maralie Johnson at or call (866) 661-6604.

Lilly Service Internship Stipends Awarded to Four Students

Thanks to the Lilly SERVE Grant, four SPU students will receive a $1,000 grant to assist them with an unpaid service internship for Winter Quarter. The students are:
Emily Jacobsen, refugee resettlement intern with World Relief. Emily, a sociology major, will serve as caseworker for new refugees as they settle into the Puget Sound area and life in the United States.
Melissa Parks, Helpline intern with the National Eating Disorders Association. Melissa, a psychology major, will provide research, treatment referrals, and assistance to callers from around the country who suffer from eating disorders.
Sarah Rice, stage managing intern, Taproot Theatre Company. Sarah, a theatre major, will assist stage management for an upcoming production of this well-regarded Christian theatre company.
Julianna Safstrom, development intern, Borgen Project. Julianna, an English major with a minor in business, will research and write grants for the Borgen Project, a nonprofit organization that works strategically to make poverty a top priority for political leaders.

SPU Basketball This Week

Don't miss three exciting home Falcon basketball games this week. The No. 6 ranked men's basketball team takes on Alaska-Anchorage on Thursday, January 12, at 7 p.m. The women's team plays Northwest Nazarene at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, and the men play Alaska-Fairbanks at 7 p.m. All games are played in Royal Brougham Pavilion. For all the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Mileage Rate Decrease Begins Jan.1

Please note the IRS standard mileage rate will decrease to 44.5 cents per mile beginning January 1, 2006. Beginning in January, the Finance Office will have updated reimbursement forms on their Web site under “downloadable forms" for your convenience. Both the old and new rates will be available depending on your dates of travel. Please call the Payments Department at 206-281-2066 if you have questions.

Winter On-Campus Weight Watchers Series Begins Jan. 10

Eat too many treats over the holidays? Want to learn a healthy and successful eating plan that's not just a diet and meet other faculty and staff as well? A new Winter Quarter, on-campus Weight Watchers series will begin Tuesday, January 17, noon-1 p.m., in Bertona Hall, room 124. This has been a successful, encouraging, and convenient program for many SPU employees. You may even know someone in your department who has benefited from the on-campus series. The series is open to all interested faculty, staff, and outside community (non-student) members. The 10-meeting series runs January 17-March 21. Pre-registration is required prior to the first meeting on January 17. For fee and registration information, email Laurie Collins, publicity and events coordinator in the Career Development Center, at

Pet Photo of the Week

“Molly, my daughter, is four years old, and our dog Laney is also four. For Molly's last birthday she wanted a dog, so we adopted Laney from the Kitsap Humane Society in September 2005. Laney is an Australian shepherd and lab mix. She loves to play catch, go on walks (and runs), and is a great family dog for us." Whitney Meissner, adjunct professor in the School of Education.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week on Monday. If you have information or event news, please send it as soon 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, January 12. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the next publication date is Tuesday, January 17.


Breedlove Retiring at Camp Casey

After 28 years of dedicated service to Camp Casey, Robert (Bob) Breedlove is retiring. Bob's last day will be January 13. Bob has touched many lives in his 28 years with SPU. Many visitors over the years have met Bob and his “deer family" – he has named most of the resident deer at Casey. Bob is not just a meticulous carpenter, but also a person who shares his vision of the Creator with others. He is always telling stories of his lumberjack days, and those who know him enjoy his humor and love for life. The Casey staff will miss him, his sage advice, and example of what it means to serve both the University and God in our everyday life. There will be a retirement reception for Bob on Wednesday, January 11, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. All are welcome to come and wish Bob well in this new chapter of his life.

Lee Publishes Autobiography

Jaeil Lee, assistant professor of textiles and clothing, recently published her autobiography in Korean titled I Design Dreams Everyday, (English translation). The book is a collection of her personal testimonies. Jaeil says, “The main point of my book is about God's grace and faithfulness throughout my life, especially on my 10-year journey in the United States. My target readers are young Korean Christians in Korea as well as in the U.S. I pray the book can challenge young people to draw near to God, and encourage them to embark on their own journey to find their God-given vision." Jaeil was featured in several national Korean magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations.

Marshall's Article Published

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Margaret Marshall's article on emotional reactions to achievement outcomes was published in the journal of Cognition and Emotion in December.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available through the SPU White Pages.
Katie van Hulle, student collections coordinator in Student Financial Services.
Chris Cotton, helpdesk assistant in Computer and Information Systems.
Ginene Ferrell, graduate records processor in The Graduate Center.


SPU Crew on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

SPU rowing team members, alums, and coaching staff were among the many volunteers in the upcoming ABC television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The show will air Sunday, January 15, 7-9 p.m.

Hamilton Quoted in Pittsburg Post-Gazette

Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton was quoted in a feature story in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette on January 8. The story dealt with an upcoming movie based on the true story of five missionaries killed by a remote Ecuadorian tribe in 1956. The missionaries' story is best known by the book Through Gates of Splendor written by Elisabeth Elliott, a widow of one of the missionaries. Read the article online. More

Overstreet in Pacific Northwest Magazine

In an article titled “Postscripts 2005," University Communications specialist and movie reviewer Jeffrey Overstreet was highlighted in the January 1 edition of Pacific Northwest magazine. Jeffrey was the cover story for the February 27 issue of the magazine. Read the article online. More

Drovdahl in Seattle P-I

Professor of Christian Ministries and Education Bob Drovdahl was quoted in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer story on December 23. The story dealt with area churches holding services on Christmas day when it falls on a Sunday. Read the story online. More


Edwards Welcome Baby Boy

Scott Edwards, associate professor of marriage and family therapy, and his wife, Cher, associate professor of school counseling in the School of Education, are the proud parents of a baby boy. Chase Robert Edwards was born December 26, weighing 5 lbs., 11 1/2 ounces. Scott says," He is a feisty little guy. We feel truly blessed to have this new addition to our family! Chase is amazing and we love being parents. We're adjusting to sleepless nights! Thanks to all for your thoughts, prayers, and support. It means so much!" Welcome, Chase.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
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
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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

Audio Video Production Specialist, Instructional Technology Services
Campus Ministries Program Coordinator, Office of Campus Ministries
Career Counselor, Interim (20-32 hrs/wk), Career Development Center
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Graduate Admissions Counselor, School of Health Sciences, Graduate Center
MicroSystems Analyst/Classroom Support, Computer and Information Systems
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
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

Volume #33, Issue #1 | Published by: University Communications

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