Monday, June 12, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Grades Due June 19

Spring Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of 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 verifications. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before June 19, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at 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 at

Reception for Madge Sherman

Associate Director for Project Design Madge Sherman will make a transition from full-time to part-time work. Madge has worked at SPU for 30 years and is largely responsible for the interior designs around campus. A reception in her honor will be held Thursday, June 15, at 3 p.m. in the Science Building foyer.

Farewell Reception for Donna Lunak and Susan Reynolds

You are invited to join the University Library staff for a special celebration as we bid farewell to Donna Lunak, acquisitions technician, and Susan Reynolds, administrative assistant, on Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. Please join us as we say thank you to Donna and Susan for their many years of service to SPU.

Farewell Reception for Cory Cooper

Everyone is invited to join us as we bid farewell to Cory Cooper, undergraduate academic counselor, and thank him for his eight years of service to SPU. A reception for Corey will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2-3 p.m. in Demaray Hall, main lobby. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Benefits Fair June 13 in the SUB

The annual SPU Benefits Fair is Tuesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room. Faculty and staff will have the opportunity to obtain information relating to open enrollment (June 1-30), ask questions of vendors, as well as perform personalized comparison of the two available health plans. Come and enjoy healthy snacks and fresh popcorn, relax with a chair massage, meet the tooth fairy, and enter to win cash door prizes (two, $200 prizes) and many other prizes. Don't miss it!

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

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

Campus Events for Next Year?

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.

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

New Fac/Staff Bulletin Publication Dates for Summer

Beginning June 12, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer. 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, June 22. The next publication date is Monday, June 26.


Hartje Presents at National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Conference

Sandra Hartje, professor of interior design and housing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, gave two presentations at the National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and Conference held in Chicago, April 20-23. This industry trade show attracts about 60,000 participants. Hartje's presentations were part of the educators' symposium. She also received an award for publishing an article on universal kitchen design in the special issue of Housing and Society on “Trends in Kitchen and Bath Design Research."


Summers Op-ed in Puget Sound Business Journal

A guest editorial by M.B.A. program adjunct faculty member Don Summers appears in the June 9-15 edition of the Puget Sound Business Journal. His article is titled “Embracing Values Other Than the Bottom Line." Summers is co-founder and principal of The Meridian Consulting Group Inc. in Bellevue and a fellow at SPU's Center for Integrity in Business. Read the story online. More

SPU Students at Ivy Cutting Featured in Seattle Times Photos of the Day

A photograph of several SPU graduates holding a ring of ivy was featured in The Seattle Times “Photo of the Day" section on June 9. View the photo online. More

McCrath Quoted in The Oregonian

Men's soccer coach Cliff McCrath was quoted in a story on Kasey Keller, goal keeper for the U.S. soccer team, in the June 4 edition of The Oregonian. McCrath worked with Keller from age 9 through high school at his Northwest Soccer Camp on Whidbey Island. Read the story online. More

Staub Appears on Public Radio's Religion Show

Dick Staub, adjunct faculty member in the School of Theology, was part of a panel on "Speaking of Faith," public radio's weekly conversation about religion. The show is produced by American Public Media and broadcast on more than 165 public radio stations. Other panelists include Jill Levine, professor of New Testament studies at Vanderbilt University, and Ed Murray, president and chief executive officer of Faith & Values Media. The show was taped in front of a live audience at Minnesota Public Radio.

Newby Pictured at Promise Keepers Online

Minister of Worship Steven Newby recently served as worship leader at a Promise Keepers conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A picture of Steven “in action" appears at the Promise Keepers Web site. More


Welcome, Jackson Kenney!

Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jennifer Kenney, and her husband, Don, are happy to announce the arrival of Jackson Dawes Kenney, born June 10 at 10:24 a.m. Jackson weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and he is approximately 20 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well.


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
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Physics Education
Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Dean, School of Theology 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

Acquisitions Technician, University Library
Administrative Assistant, Office of Business and Planning
Administrative Assistant (20 hrs/wk), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Administrative Assistant and Budget Manager, University Library
Administrative Assistant, Humanities (32 hrs/wk), College of Arts and Sciences
Admissions Counselor I, Admissions
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University Relations
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Plant Services
Multi-Skilled Trades I, Camp Casey
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Performing Arts Techincal Director, College of Arts and Sciences
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Stores Manager, Building Maintenance
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications

Volume #33, Issue #23 | Published by: University Communications

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