Monday, April 3, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


We Need Stories About Your Student Workers

As part of the Student Employee Celebration on April 20, student employees will be recognized for their hard work and unique contributions to the SPU campus. Please take a moment to share one or two stories from your department. You may recognize individuals or groups of students. The goal is to get a snapshot of the work that students do across campus. Contact SPU Student Employment Coordinator Christi Ross with any questions at Submit stories online by April 14. More

Interactive Art Installation at FFMC

SPU faculty, staff, and students are invited to an interactive art installation titled “The Way of the Cross" at First Free Methodist Church. The exhibit is based on the Roman Catholic devotion called “Stations of the Cross," consisting of 14 prayers said before a series of 14 pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary. The exhibit begins Sunday, April 9, 3-9 p.m., and continues April 10-12, 12-9 p.m. The exhibit features artwork by some of the congregation as well as local artists, and a soundtrack of actors and music composed for the event. Please call the church office at 206-281-2240 to sign up for a time to see the exhibit.

Encourage Your Students to Attend the Résumé Workshop

Students can get prepared for the job or internship process by attending a workshop on Wednesday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Demaray 358. In this workshop, students will gain information on how to write a winning résumé and cover letter. Teaching the class will be SPU alum Brit Porter ‘03, a recruiter from Adams & Associates, a full service staffing solutions provider in the Northwest. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485.

New Career Development Center Walk-In Hours

Encourage students to utilize the Career Development Center's new "walk-in" hours. Career Development Center (CDC) counselors are available for 15 minute walk-in appointments, Monday through Thursday, 2-4 p.m. This is a quick and easy way for students to receive a review of their résumé or cover letters, get tips on how to prepare for interviews, get help navigating the CDC Web site, and more. Students can stop by the second floor of the SUB, or call 206-281-2485 to reserve a time slot. Sign-up sheets are available at 9 a.m. for same day appointments.

Last Day to Add Classes Is April 4

Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Spring Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including classes that meet once a week.

Other Registration Deadlines

Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.

Symphonic Masterpieces With Thalia Symphony

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, performs music by Bernstein, Mozart, and Gershwin on Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. The special guest is George Fiore, best known to the Seattle community in his role as chorus-master of the Seattle Opera. The symphony is a select ensemble of string, wind, and percussion instrumentalists conducted by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. General admission is $12, and $8 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 206-281-2048.

Film, Faith, and Justice Forum at SPU

“Film, Faith, and Justice," a forum exploring the theology of social justice, will take place on the SPU campus, April 7-9. The forum is a landmark event in Seattle that looks at current issues of social justice and faith through film and dialogue. Hosted by the School of Theology and the online theology and arts journal, The Other Journal, this forum will include award-winning documentaries, nationally known theologians, SPU faculty members, and local leaders giving lectures and participating in discussion panels. SPU students with an SPU ID have free admission to the forum events, and CFE credit is available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit the Web site. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Award

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2006-07 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student (or students) for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 14, and can be found on the Office of Campus Ministries Student Leaders Web page. More

Continuums of Service Conference Registration Deadline April 7

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 each in appreciation of their contribution to the SPU community. Deadline for nominations is April 15. Take a few moments now to complete the online nomination form. More

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Biggs is 10 years old (and a heavy cat at 20 pounds), and Wedge is seven years old. They love sitting on our bed–and on top of us–any chance they get. In fact, if we don't go to bed at the normal time, Wedge gets antsy and starts meowing to remind us it's time. My husband, Joel, named them after the Star Wars X-Wing pilots who flew with Luke Skywalker in Episode 4 (and Wedge makes an appearance in Episode 6 as well)." Rachel Eby, performing groups coordinator in University Communications.

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, April 6. The next publication date is Monday, April 10.


Ellis' Textbook Published

Professor of Education Arthur Ellis' textbook titled Teaching & Learning Social Studies, 8th edition (Boston: Pearson, 2007), was published on March 27. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies education, and sold more than 100,000 copies over the course of the first seven editions.

Feldman Nominated for Prize in Sculpture

Roger Feldman, professor of art, has been nominated for the 2006 Arlin G. Meyer Prize for his site-specific sculpture called “Warheitstisch" (Truth Table). The Meyer Prize is awarded annually to a full-time faculty member from a college or university in the Lilly Fellows Program National Network for a work that “highly exemplifies the practice of the Christian artistic vocation." This year's prize will be given for the practice of the vocation of visual art. Each Lilly Fellows Network (LFN) school can nominate one artist for the national competition, and the award will be announced at the fall LFN annual conference. Roger's sculpture was constructed this past summer in the grounds of a castle in Austria.

Brown's Chapter Published

Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Education Ministry Patricia Brown is a contributing author to an edited volume titled Spiritual Direction in Context, published by Morehouse Press. Her chapter is titled "Circle of Hearts: Women's Spirituality Groups."

Ediger Presents Research

Associate Professor of Political Science Ruth Ediger recently returned from the International Studies Association annual meeting in San Diego, California. She presented her work titled “The Creation of an Undergraduate International Relations Canon: Beginning the Dialog." This article joins a growing body of research focusing on the scholarship of teaching and learning in political science.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found online in the SPU White Pages.

Ryan Mullaney is the new network communications technician in Computer and Information Systems.
Rebecca Webb is the new senior events manager in University Advancement.


Staff Positions

Assistant Volleyball Coach (temporary, 16/hrs.wk, Athletics
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
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
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)
Visiting Instructor of Biblical Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Two positions)
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Director of Engineering Programs
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(Two positions)
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 #13 | Published by: University Communications

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