Monday, November 6, 2006 Seattle Pacific University


President's Symposium With Richard Hays

One of the world's foremost experts on the letters of Paul and New Testament ethics will give a series of lectures at SPU, November 6 and 7. Richard Hays, professor of New Testament and chair of the biblical division of Duke University Divinity School, is the keynote speaker for SPU President Philip Eaton's Symposium on “Embracing the Christian Story: Becoming Biblically and Theologically Educated in the 21st Century." Both lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Web site. More

Veterans Day Tribute on November 9

A special Veterans Day chapel will be held Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in Tiffany Loop. Join students, faculty, and staff members in paying tribute to American soldiers who have served.

Campus Closed for Veterans Day

SPU offices will be closed and day classes will not meet on Friday, November 10, in honor of Veterans Day. Evening classes will meet as scheduled.

“You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

SPU's Theatre Department presents America's favorite cartoon characters on stage in this beloved musical for all ages. Based on the comic strip “Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz, this play lets you experience a day in the life of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and Snoopy. The show runs November 9-11 and 16-18 in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall on campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m., and there will be special matinees on November 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, and $8 for students and seniors. Call the Theater Ticket Box Office for tickets at 206-281-2959.

Psychology and Faith Forum

At the next Psychology and Faith Forum, Dr. Richard Gorsuch, distinguished professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminar and visiting professor at Payap University in Thailand, will discuss how psychology and spirituality can co-exist. The forum is Tuesday, November 7, at 3 p.m. in Bertona 1.

Winter Registration Begins Nov. 13

Registration for Winter Quarter begins November 13. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Winter registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, November 13. Winter registration for graduate students begins Monday, November 20. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Opportunities to Learn About the Emeriti Health Solutions Program

Emeriti Health Solutions program is a new retirement benefit for eligible faculty and staff. The information sessions will be held Tuesday, November 7; Wednesday, November 8; and Thursday, November 9, in the Library Seminar Room, 12noon-1p.m., and 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 206-281-2809.

Let Us Know About Your 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 45,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for events happening during Winter and Spring 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.

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.

Get in Shape for the Holidays!

Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to meet with faculty and staff to review or plan physical activity and fitness goals. Services range from simple instruction on an exercise or physical fitness program to a complete fitness assessment and personal training. These students can also help find ways to include health-enhancing physical activity into the accomplishment of daily tasks. If you would like to receive this free service and help students earn practicum credit, call the Physical Education Office at 206-281-2081 and tell the receptionist what kind of service you desire. A record of your request will be made, and a student should contact you within a week or so to set up an appointment. For more information, contact Professor of Physical Education Bob Weathers at 206-281-2082.

SPU Basketball Next Week

SPU basketball begins next week. The Sodexo Tip-Off Classic, November 17-18, features the women's and men's basketball teams. The women's game is Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m. against Warner Pacific, and the men's game follows at 7 p.m. against California State-Los Angeles. All home games are played in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Come start the season and cheer on the Falcons! Visit the Falcon Online for the latest in Falcon athletics. More

Seeking Stories of Thanksgiving

The Office of Campus Ministries invites SPU community members to submit a personal story of thanksgiving to share at the Thanksgiving chapel on November 21. The story should be between 500 and 700 words. Please email your story no later than November 14 to Caenisha Warren in Campus Ministries at Three stories will be selected and read during the service.

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

Submit a Pet Photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin

Show off your pet by submitting a photo to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Roscer. My wife and I regularly comment that he has the most character of any cat we've known. Roscer is very curious and often follows us from room to room as not to be left out of any fun. In this picture, Roscer decided that he would help us put together a jigsaw puzzle. As you can see, he helped immensely!" Mike Dunphy, systems analyst/systems administrator, Computer and Information Systems. Select the link for a bigger picture. 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, November 9.


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 can be found in the SPU White pages.

John Clemo, transportation worker in Building Maintenance
Gabrielle Dudley, assistant director for the Seattle Pacific Foundation
Gerry Lumansoc, maintenance operating engineer in Facility and Project Management


President Eaton Featured in Seattle P-I

SPU President Philip Eaton was featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 6. Higher education reporter Christine Frey spent several weeks interviewing the president, attending campus meetings, and talking to local religious and civic leaders. The article takes a look at President Eaton's ten years at Seattle Pacific. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing: Adult Health Specializaton
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational 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

Coordinator for Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
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 #37 | Published by: University Communications

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