Monday, January 16, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Falcon Legends Luncheon

The Falcon Legends Athletics Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2006 on Friday, January 27, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. The Class of 2006 includes basketball great Jim Ballard (1970-73), volleyball and basketball record-holder Tosca Lindberg (1989-93), tennis coach and distinguished faculty athletic representative Dr. Wes Lingren, and Falcon Olympic team rower John Terwilliger (1977-81). In addition, the late George Cottrill, founding member of the Falcon Club booster organization and faithful supporter, will posthumously receive the third Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty and staff can make reservations by calling the Athletic Office at 206-281-2085. Reservations are $30 each and include lunch, dessert, and a commemorative program. Deadline for reservations is January 23.

Tell Your Students About Open ASSP Senate Seats

Please inform your students the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP) Senate has open seats for School of Health Sciences and School of Education representatives. Students need to be registered full time, affiliated with the school, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and have a desire to be a student voice for the school they represent. Applications are available in the ASSP office. Interested students can stop by the ASSP office or email Randi Lindstrom at !

Ordering SPU Stationary and Business Cards

Vision Press, the printer for SPU's stationery and business cards, will be closed February 20-24. Orders placed between 10 a.m. February 7 and 10 a.m. February 14 will be delayed one day. Orders placed between 10 a.m. February 14 and 10 a.m. February 21 will be delayed one week. If you have questions, contact Assistant Art Director Joel Ertsgaard at 206-281-2879.

Autumn Census Information Available at IDM

The Autumn Census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) Web page. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view autumn and winter censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information on the IDM Web site, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

Student Workshop for Reading Comprehension

Is your student's reading load a bit heavy this quarter? Invite them to attend the “Reading Comprehension and Speed" workshop Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall Lounge. At this session, students can learn practical strategies to improve reading rate, comprehension, and memory. They can also gain hands-on experience in previewing, note taking, and concept mapping, as well as tips on what to do when pressed for time. For more information, contact Mary Jayne Allen in the Center for Learning at 206-281-2475 or

Falcon Gymnastics on Friday

SPU gymnasts face the University of Alaska-Anchorage Friday, January 20, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. Faculty and staff receive complimentary general admission tickets (including spouse and dependent children) to all regular season home events in Brougham Pavilion. Teams or groups can qualify for discount rates by calling 206-281-2085 in advance. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

The 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.

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 September 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, and 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. More

Winter On-Campus Weight Watchers Series Begins Jan. 17

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. Preregistration 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

“Scout is tired from watching his mom grade student work. He is a Brussels/Griffon Chihuahua mix and is 9 months old." Sharon Hartnett, assistant professor 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 19. The next publication date is Monday, January 23.


Innes Named to Nursing Hall of Fame

Barbara Innes, associate professor of nursing and director of the R.N. to B.S.N. program, was named to the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the dedication and achievements of Washington state registered nurses who have made significant lifetime accomplishments in the nursing profession. Each recipient of the WSNA Hall of Fame has demonstrated excellence in the areas of patient care, leadership, education, public service, nurse advocacy, heroism, patient advocacy, or clinical practice, and for achievements that have lasting value to nursing beyond the inductee's lifetime. In addition, each has demonstrated excellence that affected the health and/or social history of Washington state through sustained, lifelong contributions. The Hall of Fame event to honor Barbara and five other nurses will be held Monday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Salty's restaurant in West Seattle.

Van Duzer Speaks at Rotary

School of Business and Economics Dean Jeff Van Duzer was the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Seattle on January 11 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. His address was titled “What Is the ‘Business' of Business." He talked about the enormous potential of business to be a force for positive change in the world. To realize this potential, Jeff said, the fundamental purpose of business needs to be reconsidered. “The business of business cannot be just business. Rather, the fundamental purpose of business – the "why?" of business – should be understood in terms of serving customers, employees, and communities. Such a change is not impossible, not impractical, and not anti-competitive. The business of business is to serve. Making a profit is critically important but as a means to the end of service and not as an end in and of itself."

Quek's Dissertation Article to Be Published

Karen Quek, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy and director of clinical training, contributed an article titled "A Push Toward Equality: Processes Among Dual-Career Newlywed Couples in a Collectivist Culture" in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 68, February 2006. Her study utilized a qualitative methodology to analyze in-depth interviews from 20 heterosexual couples in their first year of marriage.

Downing's Fourth Edition of Calculus Published

The fourth edition of Associate Professor of Economics Douglas Downing's book Calculus the Easy Way was published by Barron's Educational Series last month. In November, he gave a presentation titled "Measuring Distance and the Expansion of the Universe" at the Seattle Astronomical Society. In July, he presented a paper on "Optimally Targeted Employment-Expanding Investment Subsidy" at the Western Economic Association conference in San Francisco.

Hitchcock Completes Term on NEATrust Executive Committee

On December 31, 2005, Associate Director of the Alumni Association Kathy Hitchcock completed a four-year term on the National Educational Alumni Trust (NEATrust) Executive Committee. Over the past four years, Kathy contributed to the expansion of insurance and financial programs that are marketed to constituents of NEATrust member associations. During her term, Kathy was chair of the Professional Development Scholarship Program and, most recently, served as secretary of the Executive Committee. She established structured criteria by which scholarship applicants are measured. The NEATrust is a not-for-profit organization that provides insurance and financial services to constituents of its 140 member alumni associations.

Correction: Marshall's Article Published in January

An article by Assistant Professor Margaret Marshall on emotional reactions to achievement outcomes was published in the journal of Cognition and Emotion in January. Last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin inadvertently reported the article was published in December.


Winifred Weter, 1909-2006

Winifred Weter, professor emerita of classical languages and physical education, passed away January 3. She was 96 years old. During her 40 years at SPU, she taught Greek, Latin, classical literature, and coached intramural athletics. A tribute during her retirement in 1975 stated, “Her love and enthusiasm for the study of classical languages and literature have inspired a similar love and enthusiasm in thousands of students, and her Christian demeanor and integrity have earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues." A story on her life and influence appeared in the Seattle P-I and The Seattle Times. More


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
Budget Manager and Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Sciences
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
Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
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

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