Monday, March 20, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Grading Deadlines

Winter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before March 27, they need to contact Student Records Coordinator Kelli Knapp so she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at 206-281-2636 or

M.F.T. Hosts WAMFT Conference

The Marriage and Family Therapy (M.F.T.) Department was honored to host the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's (WAMFT) annual conference on March 11. Dr. Janis Abrahms Spring presented on the topic, "How Can I Forgive You? A Radical Approach to Healing Intimate Wounds," to approximately 175 family therapists. Numerous M.F.T. students and alumni attended the conference. The following M.F.T. faculty also serve on the WAMFT leadership team: Director and Associate Professor of M.F.T. Scott Edwards (president), Associate Professor Claudia Grauf-Grounds (treasurer), and Assistant Professor Karen Quek (elections committee).

Continuums of Service Conference Registration

The Western Region Campus Compact Consortium's ninth annual Continuums of Service Conference titled “Engaging Leadership: New Visions, Voices, and Models," will be held April 19-21 at the Double Tree Hotel in Bellevue, Washington. SPU is a member of the Washington Campus Compact. Registration deadline is Friday, April 7. To learn more or to register, visit the Web site. More

Nominate Someone for Staff of the Year by April 15

Want to show your appreciation for a staff member? Act now by nominating him or her to SPU's Staff Council for one of the 2006 "Staff of the Year" awards. Two staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) will be awarded $1,000 in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments right now to complete the online nomination form. More

Faculty, Staff Discount at SPU Christian Writers Renewal

If you're interested in publishing your writing in the evangelical Christian market, you are urged to join authors and publishers for a day-and-a-half of excellent instruction and inspiration. SPU faculty and staff receive a special, discounted price of $75, which includes closing banquet with keynote speaker Dr. Calvin Miller, author of The Singer Trilogy. Choose from 22 workshop sessions in fiction, nonfiction, magazine writing, storytelling, C.S. Lewis and writing, and much more. Meet publisher representatives and published authors. For a brochure or to register, contact Bobbie Taylor in the SPU Fellows office at or 206-281-2723.

Win Prizes for Commuting This Week

SPU's Office of Safety and Security (OSS) is participating in "Wheel Options," a statewide commuting campaign organized by the Washington State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO). You can participate in Wheel Options by carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or riding the bus or train. If you commute using a method other than driving alone twice during the week of March 13-24, you are eligible to win prizes from WSRO, including a trip to London for two, along with other great prizes and getaways. As an additional bonus you can also register to win one of several prizes from OSS, including an iPod Shuffle mp3 player, gift cards from Barnes & Nobles and Starbucks Coffee, and vouchers good at REI and other locations. To register for the drawing from OSS, contact Employee Transportation Coordinator Justin Langhofer at 206-281-2821 or You can download OSS Wheel Option entry form by going to the OSS Web page and select “parking." To register for the state drawing and learn more about Wheel Options, visit the Web page. More

Spring Faculty and Staff On-Campus Weight Watchers

Feel better and look great for summer and beyond. SPU employees have lost from 10 to 100 pounds on this realistic and successful program. The spring on-campus Weight Watchers series runs Tuesdays, March 28 through June 6 (no meeting on April 11), noon–1 p.m. in SUB 207. The cost is $120 for the 10-session series. For more information or to register, email Laurie Collins, Career Development Center publicity and events coordinator, at by Friday, March 24. Registration is also open to non-SPU students, family, and friends.

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

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 we have Ashie (the grey one) and Annie (the grey tabby). Ashie is more aggressive than her sister, and enjoys pestering and annoying her daily. The photo is a rare moment of payback as Annie is the winner of this wrestling match. Through the ups and downs of life, these girls keep me laughing." Daphne Romano, accounting assistant in the Finance Office.

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


Diddams Publishes Article

Margaret Diddams, associate professor of graduate psychology, recently published an article in the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. The article was titled "Creating in the Name of God Who Creates: A Whole-life Model of Spirituality Within Work," Her co-authors were Dr. J. Lee Whittington, dean of the business school at the University of Dallas, and Teresa Davigo, a doctoral student in SPU's clinical psychology program.

Gallagher Speaks at Trevecca Nazarene University, Westmont College

Susan VanZanten Gallagher, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, recently led the midwinter retreat for Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee on the theme "Academic Vocation: A Christian Community of Scholars." She also spoke at the sixth annual “Conversation on the Liberal Arts: Globalizing the Liberal Arts," held at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Her paper, titled "It's a Small World, After All: One Case for Cosmopolitanism," will be published in volume 5 of Liberal Arts, the journal of the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont.


Staff Positions

Assistant Volleyball Coach (temporary, 16/hrs.wk, Athletics
Career Counselor, Interim (20-32 hrs/wk), Career Development Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor, School of Health Sciences, Graduate Center
Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
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
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications
Work Control Assistant, Building Maintenance
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 Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art (Visual Communication)
Assistant Professor of Art History
Visiting Instructor of Biblical Studies
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

Volume #33, Issue #11 | Published by: University Communications

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