Monday, October 2, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


Professor Wall in Chapel

Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of biblical and Wesleyan studies, will begin a series of chapel lectures on 1 Peter. His first talk is titled “Engaging the Culture as Resident Aliens." Chapel begins on Tuesday, October 3, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Registration Deadlines Have Passed

Registration via the Web was disabled on September 29 at 5 p.m. The deadline for adding classes for Autumn Quarter has passed. 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) through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6. A list of classes with the extended deadline may be found at the SAS Web site. More

Personal Safety Seminar for Women on Oct. 3

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.

Clarinet Recital on Oct. 4

SPU faculty member and clarinetist Mary Kantor performs a special evening of music featuring modern Asian composers on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 26, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $15 and $18 and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or visiting You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

"Sacred Sounds of Christmas" CD Available

"The Sacred Sounds of Christmas" CD, featuring SPU's acclaimed choral and instrumental ensembles, is now available. The CD offers an eclectic collection of traditional and lesser-known Advent and Christmas music and readings spanning several centuries. Proceeds benefit SPU performing groups. Visit the Web site to order and for more information. More

An Introduction to Taize

Join Brother John of Taize for an introduction to Taize, a worship community in France that attracts thousands of people year-round for community, prayer, silence, discussion, and worship. On Thursday, October 5, Brother John will lead forum at 9:30 a.m. and a worship service at 1 p.m. Both events will be held in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church and are open to the community.

Blood Mobile on Campus Oct. 6

The Puget Sound Bloodmobile will be on campus at Third Avenue West by Tiffany Loop on Friday, October 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It will be closed for lunch from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m.

Piano Recital

Northwest pianist Dan Sabo performs works by composers Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Scriabin, and Messiaen, on Tuesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. in E. E. Bach Theatre, located in McKinley Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Campus Weight Watchers Group Begins Oct. 10

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus October 10 and runs through December 12. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon for an hour in Otto Miller Hall 128. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Chris Cope, budget and accounting analyst, at 206-281-2532 or

Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar Panel at SPU

On October 12, SPU will host a special evening with an international team of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars as they discuss one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time. Moderated by SPU Professor of New Testament Jack Levison, the panel presentation coincides with the Pacific Science Center's current exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of which have never before been seen by the public. The nearly 2,000-year-old scrolls include some of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible in existence. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus, and is free and open to the public.

TIAA-CREF Representative on Campus

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus to offer one-on-one financial counseling sessions to help faculty and staff review and update individual retirement investment strategy. These 30-minute appointments will run from 9 a.m. to 4.p.m. on October 19 and 20. To schedule an appointment, visit the Web site at Be sure to select “submit" to receive a confirmation of your appointment. Or call toll-free at 877-209-3142 and press "0."

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 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

Women's Volleyball at Home This Week

The No. 18-ranked women's volleyball team hosts Northwest Nazarene on Thursday, October 5, and Seattle University on Saturday, October 7. Both games begin at 7 p.m. at Royal Brougham Pavilion. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“This summer has been filled with adventures – not the least of which has been adding Seamus to the Keuss Clan! Seamus (pictured here at eight weeks) is our chocolate Labrador retriever and filled with puppy energy. He is named after the Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, who has written a number of poems on things found deep in the peat bog – very appropriate for a chocolate-colored lab. He kept our three girls both entertained and on the run this summer. Needless to say, the words “Sit!", “Stay!", and “Off!" have new meaning for us." Jeff Keuss, assistant professor of Christian ministry. Select the link for a bigger picture of Seamus! 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, October 5.

Photography Exhibit at the Art Center Gallery

A photographic essay titled “In the Face of Debt" by Sharon D'Amico is now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street. The exhibit highlights the impact of crushing debt on the world's poorest countries, and the worldwide “Jubilee" movement to cancel that debt. The exhibit has been hosted at many venues in the Pacific Northwest. Sharon D'Amico is a stock and assignment photographer, specializing in nature, travel, and cultures. She is based in Kirkland, Washington. The exhibit runs until November 3. The gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.


Hanson's Seattle Symphony Lectures

Eric Hanson, professor of music, presented pre-concert lectures for the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, September 28-October 1. The title of Eric's paper was "How Beethoven Changed the World." In the lectures he demonstrated that Beethoven, strengthened from his Heiligenstadt crisis, subverted the courtly elegance of Western Europe through musical means, particularly in the eponymous "Eroica" Symphony.

Family and Consumer Sciences Summer Highlights

On September 28, interior design professors Keith and Beth Miller were featured for their design work and efforts to promote sustainability on HGTV's nationally-televised show “Small Spaces." Professor Beth Miller presented an educational session on small spaces and sustainability issues at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, this summer. Professor of Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Sharleen Kato also presented at the same conference on the topic "Connecting the FCS Mission to Student Career Goals." Daniela Geleva, FCS assistant professor in nutrition, received an academic renewal grant for a summer work study opportunity focused on the Mediterranean diet in Barcelona, Spain. She collaborated with nutrition researchers at the Mediterranean Diet Foundation ( on various research and public health projects aimed at promoting the benefits of the Mediterranean diet in Spain as well as worldwide. Jaeil Lee, FCS assistant professor in apparel design, and Camille Steen, senior technical designer at ExOfficio, have been asked to co-author a textbook on technical design by Fairchild Publishers. Gaile Moe, FCS professor in nutrition, was recently selected to co-author the textbook Perspectives in Nutrition for McGraw-Hill Publishers.

Trzyna's Travels to United Arab Emirates

Professor of English Thomas Trzyna traveled to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to offer assistance to the United Arab Emirates Academy, a new institution that focuses on job training and will gradually become a comprehensive university. He is also aiding the University of Washington's efforts to provide educators for the new academy.

Wilson Presents Research Findings with Students

Bev Wilson, associate professor of graduate psychology, made eight presentations with her graduate students at a recent meeting of the Western Psychology Association. Co-authors on these presentations were clinical doctoral students Holly Petaja Benson, Ari Stevens, Chrystal Agnor, Lindsey Kremmel, Stephanie Isgitt, Stephanie Pickering, Vanya Sandberg, Lisa Emerson, Keri Peterson, Ginger Gunn, Alesha Muljat, Diana Cook, and Jeff Stover, as well as undergraduate students, Emily Marsh, Corin Owens, Mike Croasdill, and Melissa Stanton. Themes of the presentations included children's emotional competence; parent meta-emotion philosophy and child outcomes; children's empathy, physiological reactivity, and recovery; and factors that influence forgiveness in children.

Lasworth's Work Included in Religion and Spirituality Exhibit

A painting by Professor of Art Laura Lasworth titled “St. Thomas and Mr. Eco" is included in the upcoming exhibit titled “The State of Spirituality in Contemporary Art" at the Judson Galley in Los Angeles. The exhibit is “a diverse collection of artworks providing a new assessment of the subject of religion and spirituality in art." Laura's painting is among a wide-ranging group of 25 artists and their contributions referencing concepts of faith and religious symbology. The exhibit runs October 7 through January 6. A profile of Laura, including a description of “St. Thomas and Mr. Eco," was published by Image Journal in the Fall of 1997. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

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

Kara Blincow, representative in Student Financial Services
Rebecca Kinard, records processing coordinator in Undergraduate Admissions
Erinn Koerselman, mental health counselor in the Student Counseling Center
Linda Nolte, administrative assistant in Alumni
Margie Van Duzer, chaplain and spiritual director in Campus Ministries


Levison on KCIS-AM

Professor of New Testament Jack Levison was a guest on the radio show “Living Christian" on KCIS (630 AM) on September 28. Jack spoke about the Dead Sea Scrolls, currently on display at the Pacific Science Center. He will also be a featured speaker in the Pacific Science Center's Dead Sea Scrolls Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., at Seattle's Town Hall.

Lane on Northwest Afternoon

Susan Lane, associate director of the Career Development Center, was a featured guest on KOMO-TV's “Northwest Afternoon" on September 20. The segment focused on job search issues. Susan was interviewed by co-host Elisa Jaffe.


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 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 (budget manager), University Services
Nurse Practitioner (32 hrs/wk), Health Services
Processing Assistant (temporary), Admissions
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
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

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