Monday, September 25, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Welcome to SPU's Fac/Staff Bulletin!

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is the weekly, internal newsletter for SPU faculty and staff. All members of the SPU community are encouraged to submit information to the bulletin at, or by selecting “Submit Bulletin Items" from the bulletin itself. The bulletin is published on Mondays, and deadlines to submit information are Thursdays. The editor is Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager in University Communications. The bulletin is divided into six main sections.
Announcements highlight the major news and events on campus. All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information, including department news, academic deadlines, campus events, or guest speakers. Digital photos and graphics are especially welcome. When possible, event information will be published in the bulletin two weeks prior to the event. Remember to plan ahead when submitting your information.
Faculty and Staff News is for professional news related to your position at SPU or in higher education. Items of interest are conferences attended, book or articles written or published, presentations made, awards received, research completed, or a new title or position. Please don't be shy! We especially would like more professional news from SPU staff.
SPU in the News lists most of the print or broadcast media appearances by faculty and staff. If you've been used as a source for a reporter, please let us know by submitting it to the bulletin.
Milestones is for personal news of interest to the SPU community, including births, adoptions, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, marriages, awards, and athletic accomplishments. (Or anything else you'd like the whole campus to know!). Digital photos are always welcome!
Pet Photo of the Week features pet photos submitted by faculty and staff. You are encouraged to send a photo of your pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted, and only one pet photo per person, please. If your pet has already been featured, you are welcome to submit another picture and story. Preference will be given to those pets not yet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin.
Current Job Openings lists the most current information on open faculty and staff positions at SPU.
Finally, be sure to visit the SPU Classifieds for items to sell or buy, ridesharing, apartments or rooms for rent, lost and found, and volunteer opportunities. The SPU Classifieds can be accessed from the SPU home page under “SPU Virtual Campus." More

Spring Camp Casey Weekend Requests Due October 21

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff are eligible to submit an online request for a spring weekend in a Victorian-style officers' house at SPU's historical beach property – Camp Casey Conference Center located on Whidbey Island. The circa-1900 houses, once a part of the Fort Casey coastal military fortress, are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee covers the cost to use a house for a weekend for you and your guests. The house accommodates up to 10 people. You may use the gym, the private beach, and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos, visit the Camp Casey Web page at Requests will be accepted for stays between February 1 and June 14, 2007. All requests must be submitted online by October 21. Please indicate three to five possible weekend dates on your request. The results will be distributed by November 15. If you are offered a spot, you will find that Camp Casey provides a wonderful setting for you and your guests to enjoy the rural, historical beauty of Whidbey Island. Go for walks, collect rocks on the beach, bicycle around Crockett Lake, fly a kite, play board games in the dining room, go out for dinner, read a book, or shop in nearby Langley or Port Townsend. Camp Casey is a great place for R&R. If you have questions, email Maralie Johnson at, or call toll-free to 866-661-6604. More

Art Sale to Benefit Cross-Country, Track and Field Programs

An art sale to benefit the Falcon cross country and track and field programs is being held on campus until September 28. The campus locations are the Student Union Building, the Bookstore, and outside Weter Hall, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come take advantage of amazingly good deals on small, medium, and oversized posters, as well as a great selection of matted prints.

Important Registration Deadlines

Waitlist ends Tuesday, September 26. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. The waitlist operates on a first on, first off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services (SAS) will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist.
Increasing class enrollment ends Tuesday, September 26. If you would like to accommodate the students on your waitlist, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Tiffany Shelton ( or 206-281-2635) in SAS by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, to have your class enrollment increased. In order to stop the waitlist on time, the timeline for increasing enrollment needs to match the waitlist deadline.
Last day to add classes is Friday, September 29. Students are able to register, add, or drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29. After this time, Web registration is no longer available for Autumn 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 SAS, Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 6. Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Personal Safety Seminar for Women

Cheryl Michaels, assistant director of Safety and Security and a certified self-defense instructor, will lead a lunchtime seminar on personal safety issues for women Tuesday, October 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Falcon Lounge in Brougham Pavilion. This seminar is an opportunity for female staff and faculty to get together and discuss ways to enhance personal safety. No registration is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, and cookies will be provided.

Falcon Soccer this Week

Come kick off the school year by attending a Falcon soccer game this week. The women play Thursday, September 28, against Central Washington, and then take on Seattle University Saturday, September 30. Both games start at 7 p.m. The men's team hosts Regis University on Friday, September 29, at 7 p.m. All Falcon home games are played at Interbay Stadium. For all your latest Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays. The deadline for submitting information is Thursday. If you have information or event news, 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, September 28.


Spencer Selected to Participate in Holocaust Memorial Museum Seminar

Adjunct history faculty member Heath Spencer was selected to participate in the 2006 Silberman Seminar for University Faculty, organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The seminar is designed for university faculty teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust-related courses. The participants were selected from a large, national pool of North American faculty.


Levison Quoted in Seattle P-I, Interviewed on KUOW

Professor of New Testament Jack Levison was quoted in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on September 20 in a story about the upcoming Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. The story was included in a special supplemental guide to the exhibit. On September 21, Jack was a guest on KUOW's (94.9FM) radio show “The Beat," also discussing the scrolls. You can listen to the interview by visiting Read the P-I story online. More

Sallee on KOMO-AM

Urban Program Coordinator Owen Sallee was interviewed live on KOMO-AM radio on September 22. Owen talked about CityQuest and some of the community service projects around the city.

Jio's Articles Published in Seattle P-I

Two freelance articles by Assistant Director of University Communications and Response magazine Sarah Jio were recently published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Her story about an organic, free-trade chocolate factory in Fremont appeared on the front page the Life and Arts section on September 20. Her second story on Akemi Takahashi, daughter of SPU alumna and former SPU staff member Kathy Takahashi '94, appeared on the front page of the Life and Arts section on September 22. Read Akemi's story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Physics Education
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Theology
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

Assistant Director for SFS Counseling, Student Financial Services
Assistant Director for Seattle Pacific Foundation, Seattle Pacific Foundation Certification Assistant/Endorsement Coordinator, School of Education
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Manager of Administration and Campus Card Services (Financial Analyst), University Services
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Performing Groups Coordinator (32 hrs/wk), University Communications
Processing Assistant (temporary), Admissions
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Program Coordinator (10 months), Student Programs
Records Processing Coordinator, Admissions
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Student Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Transportation Worker, Building Maintenance
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 #31 | Published by: University Communications

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