Monday, March 6, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Palmer Lecture Features Dr. Rebekah Miles

The 2006 Alfred S. Palmer Lecture will feature Dr. Rebekah Miles speaking on the topic, "The Arts of Holy Living: Wesley, Holiness, and the Means of Grace." The lecture will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Dr. Miles is the associate professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her books include The Pastor as Moral Guide, and The Bonds of Freedom: Feminist Theology and Christian Realism. Edward W. Paup, resident bishop of the Pacific Northwest Conference, United Methodist Conference, will serve as the evening's respondent. This event is free and open to the public.

All Faculty and Staff Have an SFS Account

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if you are not a registered student. Posted on the account are charges for Advantage Points, meal blocks, parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, as well as any tuition charges. When there is activity on your account, an email notification is sent to you each month alerting you that your online account statement is available.

For instructions for online account processing, visit the SFS Web site at

If you would prefer to receive paper statements in addition to electronic statements, please make this request at

There are several options for payment of your account.

   1. Online payments: Log on to the online payment page at to access the Account Summary page in the Employee Menu. Select the link to Online Payments to view your current account statement. From here you can pay your account balance by e-check, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

   2. Payroll deduction: Log on to the Banner Information System. On the Employee Main Menu page, go to the Request Payroll Deduction for SFS Account. Please note that payment by payroll deduction is not automatic, but you can choose to either make a one-time payment or set up a monthly deduction.

   3. Check or cash payments may be made in person or by mail to SFS (Demaray Hall 10).

For an explanation of a specific charge on your account, please call the originating department.

Rethinking Work

Rebekah Miles, associate professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, will give a speech titled, "That's All a Mule Can Do: Rethinking Work and Christian Vocation" in chapel on Tuesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Dr. Miles is visiting SPU as the 2006 Alfred S. Palmer Lecturer.

Exploring Paths of Prayer

As part of a special Lenten reflection forum, Associate Professor of Christian Formation Patricia Brown will talk about ways to pray on Thursday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel in Alexander Hall.

Students Directing Students

The SPU Theatre Department presents three student-directed one-act plays this week. The performances take place March 7-11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in McKinley Hall. Tickets are $6, and can be ordered by calling 206-281-2959.

How to Deal With Depression, Suicide, and Grief

Sue Eastgard, director of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, will talk about depression, suicide, bereavement related to a suicidal death, and available community resources on Friday, March 10, at 8 a.m. in Marston Hall, room 127. This event is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Eastgard's talk is part of SPU's Living Well Initiative, a multidisciplinary educational program addressing the needs of persons and families affected by severe and persistent mental health conditions. The program is co-sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and the School of Psychology, Family, and Community. For additional information, visit the Web site. More

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers in Concert on March 10

Before they begin their Spring Tour to California, SPU's award-winning Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will give a concert on Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Meditations

SPU Librarian Steve Perisho has created a bibliography of readings for this Lenten and Easter season titled “Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Meditations." You can review the list online. More

Winter '06 Census Information Available

The Winter 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 faculty and staff can view the autumn and winter censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information emerging on this Web site, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager at or 206-281-2545. More

Three Generations of Chinese Art

Don't miss an extraordinary exhibit at SPU's Art Center Gallery. The exhibit features paintings by Chinese artists, including 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 exhibit runs until March 29. The Art Center Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here is a picture of our new Chihuahua puppy, Sparkle. She is a long-haired teacup Chihuahua weighing in at only 2.5 pounds. She is 4 months old and a bundle of joyful energy. She likes to snuggle and she loves to watch TV. Right now her favorite show is “Cops." Jennifer Dwyer, administrative assistant, Student Counseling Center.

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, March 9. The next publication date is Monday, March 13.


Vogt Publishes 10th Volume on Sacred Music

Eric Vogt, associate professor of Spanish, recently published the 10th volume of sacred music of the late Baroque Spanish composer, Fr. Cristóbal Galán. It is the fourth volume Vogt has published in the series in collaboration with Tulane University musicologist Dr. John H. Baron. It may interest some to learn that Vogt sent his final edits – on the paper proofs – to Baron, who was forced to leave them on his desk in New Orleans when he and his family evacuated the city for Hurricane Katrina. When Baron returned after several weeks, he was glad to discover the water had not reached his desktop and only needed to wait for computer services to be restored to complete the job for the press. Enough unedited extant manuscript material remains for them to publish one more volume, which is planned for completion in the fall of 2006.

Ediger Presents Research

Ruth Ediger, associate professor of political science and geography, recently presented her research titled “Teaching the World: Knowing the Location of the Nation-States Using a Computer-Based Geoquiz Program" at the third annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington, D.C. Her work adds to the growing body of research in the area of the scholarship of teaching and learning in political science.

Jabs Articles Published

Assistant Professor of Communication Lorelle Jabs had two articles accepted for publication. The first one, titled “Collectivism and Conflict: Conflict Response Styles in Karamoja, Uganda," was published in the International Journal of Conflict Management. The second article, titled “Where Two Elephants Meet the Grass Suffers: A Case Study of Intractable Conflict in Karamoja, Uganda," was published in Advanced Behavioral Scientist.

Walls Book Published

Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day is the title of a new book by Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall and well-known Seattle clergyman Anthony B. Robinson. The book is published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Featuring exegetical study and contemporary exposition, each chapter first interprets the text of Acts as Scripture (Wall), and then engages Acts for today's church (Robinson). The book dives into many of the most vexing issues facing the church then and now: conflict resolution, pluralism, multiculturalism, sexuality, money, church and state, the role of the Holy Spirit, and Scripture's authority. Wall and Robinson will discuss their new book (as well as sign copies) on campus at Forum on Thursday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150.

Welcome, David.

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming David Sundquist, a new microsystems analyst-classroom support in Computer and Information Systems.


Memorial Service for Rearick on March 11

A memorial service for Professor Emeritus William Rearick will be held Saturday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1925 Boulevard Road SE in Olympia, Washington. He died February 8 in Olympia. Professor Rearick worked tirelessly for SPU for more than 30 years as a professor of English, education, and theatre, and as dean of academic affairs, vice president of academic affairs, dean of graduate and professional studies, dean of continuing education, and university registrar.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art (Visual Communication)
Assistant Professor of Art History
Visiting Instructor of Biblical Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
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
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive 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
Program Coordinator, Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, Family and Community
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 #9 | Published by: University Communications

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