Monday, January 23, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to President's Luncheon

Welcome back President Eaton as he joins us for Homecoming activities this week. Faculty and staff are invited to the President's Luncheon on Saturday, January 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. President Eaton will speak on the topic "Can a University Change the World?" There will be special performances by the alumni choir and the SPU string quartet. The cost is $15 and you can register by calling the Alumni Office at 206-281-ALUM.

Homecoming Chapel and Alumni of the Year Luncheon, Jan. 26

Join us for Community Chapel Thursday, January 26, at 9:30 a.m. at First Free Methodist Church. The 2006 Alumni of the Year are Jerry Teel '63 and Kathi Huddle Teel '65. This special Homecoming Chapel also features the Concert Choir and recognition of the Homecoming Court and athletic teams. The Alumni of the Year Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn is open to the community. Luncheon tickets are $15. Call the Alumni Office to make reservations at 206-281-ALUM.

Arthur Miller's “The Crucible"

The SPU Theatre Department presents Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning play, “The Crucible," January 26-28, and February 2-4 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. There will be matinee performances on January 28 and February 4 at 2 p.m. The play is a gripping historical drama about a community in 1692 that ignites in accusations of witchcraft, hysteria, and retribution. It explores the struggle of one man with his conscience and his eventual purification. General admission tickets are $10, and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at 206-281-2959.

Stravinsky's Grandson Performs With Thalia Symphony

Pianist Povilas Stravinsky, grandson of famed Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, will perform with SPU's Thalia Symphony as part of its “Masters of the 20th Century" series on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m. The performance will take place at First Free Methodist Church. General admission is $12, and $8 for students, and seniors. For tickets, call 206-281-2048. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra, SPU's orchestra-in-residence, is a select ensemble of string, wind, and percussion instrumentalists conducted by SPU Professor of Music Eric Hanson.

Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

All SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary Homecoming basketball tickets for the doubleheader on Saturday, January 28, beginning with the women's game at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be picked up in the Athletics Office this week between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. SPU ID is required. Please call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 with any questions.

Home Basketball Games This Week

The men and women's basketball teams return to Royal Brougham Pavilion this week. On Thursday, January 26, the women host Alaska Fairbanks at 5:30 p.m., and the men host Saint Martin's at 7:30 p.m. As part of Homecoming, on Saturday, January 26, the women host Alaska Anchorage at 1:30 p.m., and the men host Seattle University at 3:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 206-281-2085 or register online. More

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 and 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.

Global Suffering and Human Rights

“Torture Awareness Week" is designed to help the SPU community wrestle with issues of torture and human rights abuses around the world. On Tuesday, January 24, Larry Ebersole, chair of Amnesty International Puget Sound, will present "The What, Where, When, and Why of Torture" at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 358. A second forum on Thursday, January 26, features SPU faculty participating in a panel discussion on “Torture as Seen Through the Eyes of Professions and Faith" at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. These events are sponsored by Office of Campus Ministries, International Justice Mission, Amnesty International, and Young Democrats.

Young Alumni Council Looking for Involved Seniors, Juniors

Do you know a senior or junior who is an active volunteer in the community and successful in the classroom? Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and in the community. Applications are due Wednesday, March 29. Current juniors may apply by downloading the application. More

SPU Graduate Center Open House Feb. 7

If you're thinking about graduate school, plan to attend the SPU Graduate Programs Open House on Tuesday, February 7, 4:30-7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Learn about trends in your field of interest, talk to counselors who can help you achieve your academic and career goals, find out about financial aid, and meet graduate faculty members. SPU offers a variety of quality master's and doctoral programs. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Graduate Programs Web site. More

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 Delay for 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

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 early 20th 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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“We think our new Golden Retriever puppy, Audrey, is pretty cute! She is 11 months old and celebrated her first Thanksgiving with us in snowy Winthrop, Washington." Cindy Fitch, associate professor of biology.

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 26. The next publication date is Monday, January 30.


Edwards, Grauf-Grounds Serve in WAMFT Leadership

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, and Claudia Grauf-Grounds, associate professor and department chair of marriage and family therapy, each began elected leadership positions this month with the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT). Scott will serve as president, while Claudia will serve as treasurer. Both positions are for two years. They say they look forward to hosting WAMFT's annual conference in March 2006 at SPU.


Jio's Article Published in O, The Oprah Magazine

A freelance article by Sarah Jio, assistant director of University Communications, appeared in the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. The story profiled a New York City-based nonprofit organization called “Flower Power," which reclaims “used" flowers from celebrity events, fundraisers, and weddings across the nation and repurposes them as gifts for patients at hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes.

Wall Quoted in Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall was quoted in a story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on January 21 on the use of Scripture in the homosexuality debate. The article is titled “Rival sides on bill offer own biblical take on homosexuality." Read it online. 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
Senior Events Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
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

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
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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

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