Monday, February 20, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Welcome High School Students to Campus

On February 23 and 24, SPU will welcome nearly 200 high school seniors to campus. They're coming to campus for the "SPU experience" and to 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 206-281-2567.

The First Perkins Lecture Series

Dr. John M. Perkins, founding partner with SPU in the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development, returns to campus for the first “Perkins Lecture Series," February 28-March 3. Lecture topics include reconciliation leadership in the wake of tragedy, Christian community development, and building sustainable partnerships. SPU's John Perkins Center will also host the Christian Community Development Association, a group of Christian leaders from across America bonded by their commitment to “express the love of Christ in poor communities at the grassroots level." For the list of lectures and events, visit the Web site. More

Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Concert

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform their winter concert on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, located adjacent to the SPU campus. The wind ensemble, directed by Gerry Jon Marsh, is a select group of wind and percussion players. This concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Women's Gymnastics at Home on Saturday

The women's gymnastics team holds their last meet of the season in Brougham Pavilion against Air Force on Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $5 for students, and $3 for youth and senior citizens. Teams can qualify for special discount rates by calling 206-281-2085 in advance. For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Three Generations of Chinese Art

Don't miss an extraordinary exhibit featuring paintings by Chinese artists at SPU's Art Center Gallery, February 27-March 29. Included in this exhibit are works by Teng Chiu, considered to be one of the first modern Chinese painters. The collection is owned by SPU Professor of International Business and Economics Joanna Poznanska and her husband, Kazimierz Poznanski. The Art Center Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Faculty Invited to Palmer Lecture Luncheon

SPU faculty members are cordially invited to the annual Palmer Lecture Faculty Luncheon Wednesday, March 8, 12-2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. The luncheon will feature Rebekah Miles, associate professor of ethics at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She will talk about "Good Kids, Good Society, Good God: Theological and Ethical Reflections on Raising Moral Children." Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP to by February 24 (include any dietary needs). For further information regarding the Palmer Lectures, visit the Web site at For further information regarding Rebekah Miles, visit her Web site at SMU. More

Tell Your Students About the Internship Fair on Feb. 28

The annual SPU Internship Fair is Tuesday, February 28, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. More than 40 employers will be represented. This is a great opportunity for students to gather information, make contacts, and possibly get hired for a valuable internship. Students need to bring their résumé and dress professionally. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Career Development Center's "Springboard" Web site. More

Free Advice on How to Get in Shape

Once again, exercise science students are looking for people who want to get into shape or trying to shake up their exercise routine. Exercise science students are available on a limited basis to help you design a program that is just right for you. If you are interested, stop by the Physical Education and Exercise Science office in Brougham Pavilion and sign up.

Ordering SPU Stationery and Business Cards Between Feb. 7-21

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.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Paco is a 5-month old, tri-colored Pembroke Welsh Corgi. He has the sweetest personality, and loves to go on walks. He recently experienced his first ‘off-leash' adventure, and we discovered he is really a big dog trapped in a small dog's body as he tried to play with all the large dogs. One of his funniest tricks is to chase his ‘phantom' tail. (Corgis have their tails ‘docked' when they are newborn, and don't have tails.)" Wendi Parriera, senior systems analyst and Webmaster.

Pet Photos Still Needed

Thanks to everyone for sending in photos of your pets. We've had a great response! You can still show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted. (Those with multiple pets may submit one group photo or individual pet photos and descriptions.)

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, February 23. The next publication date is Monday, February 27.


Nagy's Research on Children With Dyslexia

Bill Nagy, professor of education, has been working with an interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington that uses brain imaging to study how children with dyslexia respond to instruction to improve their reading, writing, and spelling. The most recent publication stemming from this work is an article in the January 2006 journal of Neurolinguistics. The article explains individual “fMRI" activation in orthographic mapping, and morpheme mapping after orthographic or morphological spelling treatment in child dyslexics. Read a press release about the research online. More

Hartje Shares Class Project With Northwest Coalition for Universal Design

Sandra Hartje, associate professor of interior design and housing, recently gave a presentation titled "The Tukwila Home: What Have We Learned" to the Northwest Coalition for Universal Design. The "Tukwila Home" was a project completed during the winter, spring, and summer of 2005 by students and faculty in Family and Consumer Science Class 3720 on universal design. The house was built and sold in Tukwila, Washington.

Hartje Presents Report to City of Seattle's Aging and Disability Services

On January 20, Associate Professor of Interior Design and Housing Sandra Hartje presented her report titled “Universal Design Features for New Construction" to the city of Seattle's Human Services Department, Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services. It was the Housing Task Force of the advisory council who originally requested the research on universal design in the fall of 2001.


Edwards on KING-TV

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy and president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, appeared on KING-TV (Channel 5) news on February 13. The investigative report, titled "Inexperienced and in Charge," focused on the minimal requirements needed for obtaining a counselor registration in the state of Washington. The segment highlights the confusion and concern for the public between registered counselors and licensed mental health practitioners. Edwards provided the media with recommendations for mental health consumers when searching for a qualified practitioner. View the report online. More

Kelly's New Book Mentioned in Dallas Morning News

University Communications Specialist Clint Kelly's new book on Olympic gold medal gymnast Carly Patterson was mentioned in a recent story on Carly in the Dallas Morning News. The book is an autobiography titled Carly Patterson: Be Strong. It's published by Positively For Kids Inc., a company based in Kirkland, Washington. The 48-page inspirational “believe-in-yourself" hardback is told in Carly's words and aimed at children ages 9 to 14. It is scheduled for release and available online at on April 1 and later in bookstores.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art (Visual Communication)
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Two positions)
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Director of Engineering Programs
Assistant Professor of English
Business and Social Sciences Librarian
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

Staff Positions

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
Network/Communications Technician, Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Practitioner (20hrs/wk, Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
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

Volume #33, Issue #7 | Published by: University Communications

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