Monday, May 15, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Ethical Issues in Genetics

Dr. Hessel Bouma, professor of biology at Calvin College, will give two lectures on ethical issues in genetics on Monday, May 15. His first talk at 4 p.m. in the Science Building, room 112, deals with genetic intersexuality and the image of God in humans. His second talk at 7:45 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 is titled “Lesson and Challenges From the Terri Schiavo Case." These events are free and open to the public.

Lingua's Unveiling on May 16

SPU's student art magazine Lingua (formerly known as Second Essence) will be released at a special unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Center in First Free Methodist Church. Selected contributors from this year's journal will read their work, perform music, and display artwork. Come enjoy a dessert buffet while supporting SPU's arts community. This event is free and open to the public.

Everyone's Invited to the Norwegian Day Parade

Come join the SPU Nordic Club as they participate in the annual Syttende Mai (17 of May) Norwegian Day Parade. The SPU community is invited to the festivities. The Nordic Club will march in the parade, which is the largest Norwegian parade outside of Norway. The parade starts at 6 p.m. on NW 62nd Street and 24th Avenue NW in Ballard. Meet the Nordic Club there at 5:45 p.m., or carpool at 5:30 p.m. from the Alumni Office parking lot. Just look for the Nordic Club banner in the lineup. Afterwards, the Nordic Club will host a BBQ at Golden Gardens. The event is totally free and totally fun! RSVP to Chris Sharpe at

Lilly Summer Service Stipends Available

If you know of students who may be interested in applying for the Lilly Service Internship Stipend this summer, please remind them that the application deadline is Wednesday, May 17. We have six scholarships available and just a few applicants for the $2,000 stipend. These are great opportunities for students wanting to do an unpaid internship at a service or mission organization this summer. The internship does not necessarily need to be a Christian organization. For application and details, visit the Web site. More

Faith and Economic Globalization With Tom Sine

Dr. Tom Sine, co-founder of Mustard Seed Associates, will discuss faith and economic globalization during a special lecture on Wednesday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Weter Hall, room 202. The lecture is sponsored by the Seattle chapter of the Council on Faith and International Affairs, an affiliate of the Institute for Global Engagement.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Performs May 19

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform their Spring Concert on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Employee Benefits Fair on June 13

Important information regarding SPU faculty and staff employee benefits will be available at the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building's Gazebo Room. Please take a few moments to enjoy some popcorn and take a stroll around the fair. You'll have the opportunity to talk with representatives from featured vendors– Premera Blue Cross, BAC (the administrator for our health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts), Washington Dental Service, and many more. A representative from UnumProvident will also be there. Unum provides life, accidental death, dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance policies, as well as our Employee Assistance Program and Emergency Travel Assistance. You will learn about your benefits in a fun atmosphere. There will be a few games and chances to win cash or other vendor-provided door prizes. A total of $400 in cash prizes will be awarded. Also note that open enrollment runs June 1-30. Please watch for further information at the end of May.

SPU Night With the Mariners Is August 4

Join SPU faculty, staff, students, alums, friends, and family at Safeco Field on Friday, August 4, to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Oakland A's. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Make checks payable to SPU. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, June 30. However, tickets usually sell out before the order deadline date. To purchase tickets, contact Julia Weir in University Communications, Suite 116, at 206-281-2051 or

Join SPU's Team for National Bike-to-Work Month

There is still time to participate in one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast – the annual Group Health Commute Challenge, organized by Cascade Bicycle Club. SPU already has one team registered! If bicycle commuting is new to you, this is a great program to get you started. For seasoned commuters, this is your chance to test your bike-commuting mettle by riding to work as often as you can during the month. Challenge yourself, your workmates, and local businesses to be a part of the solution. Just commute FIVE times or more (round trips) during the month and be eligible for fabulous prizes. During May, riders can also stop by one of the afternoon bike rallies for information, live music, snacks, and great giveaways. The SPU team, called “SPU Spinning Past U," is led by team captain and Admissions Counselor Kristi Nelson. If you are interested in joining an SPU team for bike-to-work month, contact Donna Coombs in Safety and Security at or SPU Team Captain Kristi Nelson at Safety and Security will be giving out great prizes to be awarded in June to those who enter. Visit the Safety and Security Web site for more information. More

Bike-to-Work Day Is May 19

Frustrated with driving? Missed the bus again? Want to find a better way to get to your work? Why not try riding your bike? It's fun, easy, healthy, and contagious! The Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation is sponsoring the annual Starbucks Bike-to-Work Day, Friday, May 19. From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on May 19, more than 35 bicycle-commuter stations throughout Puget Sound will be open for bike riders to stop and pick up free water bottles, snacks, maps, bicycle commuting information, or get a free bike checkup. Enter the Starbuck Bike-to-Work Day raffle and have your bike spot-checked for free by bike-shop station sponsors. Many shops have substantial discount offers for participants throughout the month. This year there is an interactive station map. For more information and the complete list of bike-to-work stations, visit the Web site. More

2006-07 Academic Planners Now at the Bookstore

Keep your class and work schedules straight with SPU's new 2006-2007 Academic Planner. The planner includes program information, registration guidelines, SPU's important academic dates, and more. It's on sale for $11.98 at the SPU Bookstore. Makes a great gift, too!

Let Us Know About Your Campus Events for 2006-07

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to guest lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 35,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2006-07 academic year, especially events during Autumn and Winter quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

SPU's Garden Tour on June 3

Tour award-winning campus landscapes and explore select residential gardens during SPU's annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The day begins with a lecture by award-winning garden designer and SPU ྍ alumna Lorene Edwards Forkner. Then you can enjoy guided tours of several SPU gardens and private gardens on Queen Anne and Magnolia. Tickets are $18 per person in advance or $20 on the day of the tour. Order tickets by calling 206-281-2138 or visit the Web site. More

2006–07 Undergraduate Catalog Online

The new 2006–07 SPU Undergraduate Catalog is now an online publication. You'll find descriptions and requirements for all SPU majors and minors for enrolled students, as well as program descriptions and academic policies. Also check out the redesigned online Time Schedule. More

Fall/Winter Camp Casey Weekend Requests Due June 15

Attention all full-time SPU faculty and staff. June 15 is the deadline to submit an online request for a fall or winter weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at Camp Casey Conference Center, SPU's historical beach property located on Whidbey Island. The circa-1900 houses, once a part of the Fort Casey coastal military fortress, are available for your extended weekend. A $35 fee allows you and your guests to use the four-bedroom house for two to five days. You may also use the gym, private beach, and other amenities at Camp Casey. To see photos, visit the Camp Casey Web page at Requests will be accepted for stays between September 18, 2006, and January 31, 2007. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates. Results will be distributed by July 10. If you are offered a spot, you will find that Camp Casey provides a wonderful setting to enjoy the rural, historical beauty of Whidbey Island. Go for walks, bicycle around Crockett Lake, fly a kite, go out for dinner, and shop in Langley, Coupeville, or Port Townsend. Direct questions to Maralie Johnson, administrative assistant at Camp Casey, at or call toll-free 866-661-6604. All requests must be submitted online by June 15. More

Order SPU Note Cards

Have you already discovered SPU note cards? You or your department can purchase a minimum order of 50 sets (note card on fine white card stock with matching envelope) for just 55 cents per set. For orders of 100 sets or more, the price drops to just 50 cents per set. A note-card sample and ordering instructions are available online via Banner. Under the “Employee Menu," select “Stationery Products Menu."

Autumn Quarter Registration Begins May 15

All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email for Autumn Quarter registration. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, May 15. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 22. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Pet Photo of the Week

“Bunter is the 6-year-old cat who runs my house. While visiting the humane society, I watched her (then a kitten) press against the front of the cage so she could whack people as they walked by. I figured she could handle a terrier as her roommate and brought her home. She could and still does today." Hope McPherson, communications specialist, 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, May 18. The next publication date is Monday, May 22.


Woodward, Ediger Lead History Workshop

History professors Bill Woodward and Ruth Ediger recently traveled to Central Washington University to lead workshops for 30 high school history teachers. Their trip was sponsored by the “Teaching American History" grant for the Thorp School District. Bill's presentation focused on social policy in the United States from 1960 to the present. Ruth gave a presentation centered on U.S. security policy from 1945 to the present, with an emphasis on the nuclear dimension. Bill and Ruth, along with History Department colleague Michael Hamilton, have been asked repeatedly to lead workshops for the Thorp School District's various teaching history grants over the last few years.

Nagy's Article Published

Bill Nagy, professor of education, has published an article in the Journal of Educational Psychology. The article, titled “Contributions of Morphology Beyond Phonology to Literacy Outcomes of Upper Elementary and Middle School Students," is the most recent publication to result from ongoing collaboration with an interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington.

Spina's Book Discussed

Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina's recently published book, The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story, was the topic for an afternoon panel discussion session at the Northwest regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, on May 5.

Retirement Party for Barbara Innes

Please join us as we celebrate and thank Associate Professor of Nursing Barbara Innes for her 30 years of service to the School of Health Sciences and SPU. A reception for Barbara will be held Wednesday, May 17, 3-4 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room.

Capp Performs at Frye Museum

Myrna Capp, adjunct faculty member in music, performed in a Ladies Musical Club concert at the Frye Museum on May 6. She accompanied soprano Stephanie Kuffel. Works by Lili Boulanger, Scarlatti, and Bernstein were included in the program. She also arranged and performed in a benefit concert at Magnolia United Church of Christ in late February, and she was adjudicator for the Olympia chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association in March.

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available through the SPU White Pages.

Carol Browne is the new program and budget manager in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community.
Beth Bevis, program coordinator for the Master of Fine Arts program.


Killingsworth on FOX News

Assistant Professor of Math Russ Killingsworth was recently interviewed by FOX News about “reformed math." Russ is a board member of the Washington State Math Council. The story is scheduled to air May 15.

Edwards Interviewed on KOMO-AM Radio

KOMO-AM 1000 radio invited Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards to participate in a live interview on April 24 in response to a recent Seattle Times article regarding registered counselors. Edwards is president of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Scott spoke about the minimal requirements needed to receive registration as a counselor in Washington state ($40 and a four-hour HIV/AIDS course). Furthermore, he emphasized how people easily mistake the registration as a credential. He recommended anyone seeking mental health services review the therapists/counselors disclosure form to ensure at least a master's degree and supervised clinical experience.

Wood on KING-5 Television

Assistant Professor of Biology Derek Wood was featured on a KING-5 television news segment on bacteria. Wood teamed up with news reporter Tim Robinson. Armed with sterile swabs, water, and agar plates, Robinson collected bacteria samples around the city, and Derek analyzed the results. Read the story online. More


Introducing the Erickson Boys

Student Counseling Center Mental Health Counselor Kyle Erickson, and his wife, Carrie, are the proud parent of twin boys born April 26. Gabriel Gordon Erickson was born at 2:46 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 ¼ inches long. Tayte Trino Erickson was born two minutes later at 2:48 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 ¼ inches long. Everyone is doing well!

DeJong Wins Bird Calling Contest

Office of Campus Ministry program coordinator Mary DeJong recently won Port Orchard's annual Seagull Calling Contest. Seagull calling is a talent Mary demonstrated at a recent OCM fall retreat. She found out about this contest on National Public Radio. She is pictured with her son, Orion, and the trophy. Congratulations, Mary!


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Two positions)
Director of Engineering Programs
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Director of Master of Science in Nursing Program
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Visting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Physics Education
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology(Two positions)
Associate or Professor of 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

Administrative Assistant, Office of Business and Planning
Administrative Assistant, Humanities (32 hrs/wk), College of Arts and Sciences
Admissions Counselor I, Admissions
Campus Program Coordinator, Office of Student Programs
Graduate Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Loan Processing Assistant (temporary), Student Financial Services
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Plant Services
Major Gifts Officer, Corporate, Foundation and Major Gifts
Multi-Skilled Trades I, Camp Casey
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Stores Manager, Building Maintenance
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, Student Academic Services
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications

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