Monday, January 8, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Registration Deadlines

Waitlist Has Ended-Unless students received a confirmation of registration from Student Academic Services (SAS) by January 5, they should stop attending the waitlisted course.
Last Day to Add Classes is Tuesday, January 9. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on January 9. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Winter 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, and individual instruction in music may do so in SAS, Demaray Hall 151, through 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17.

Professor Frank Spina in Chapel

“From the Inside Out: The Biblical Story in Global Perspective" is the title of Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina's chapel lecture on Tuesday, January 9, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church

Fremont Bridge Evening Closures.

The Fremont Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles January 8 and 9, from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Cyclists and pedestrians may cross the bridge during these evening closures, but may be delayed up to 15 minutes at a time. The closures are needed to place girders over the last four spans on the north side of the ship canal.

SPU Basketball This Week

Don't miss three, exciting home Falcon basketball games this week. The men's basketball team takes on Western Oregon on Thursday, January 11, at 7 p.m. The women's team plays Saint Martin's at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, and the men play Western Washington University at 7 p.m. All games are played in Royal Brougham Pavilion. For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

SPU Campus Closed for MLKJr Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, SPU will be closed on Monday, January 15. Evening classes will meet as scheduled.

Encourage Students to Attend the Center for Learning Open House

SPU's Center for Learning (CFL) offers numerous academic support resources for students, including tutoring and time-management and learning strategies. The CLF open house is Wednesday, January 17, 12-4 pm. in Lower Moyer Hall.

TIAA-CREF Consultants on Campus

TIAA-CREF consultants will 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. until 4 p.m., January 16-19. To schedule an appointment, please visit the TIAA/CREF website at Be sure to select “SUBMIT" to receive a confirmation of your appointment, or call (toll-free) 877-209-3142, and press 0. Please bring a copy of your latest TIAA-CREF statement will you to the appointment.

Blood Drive on Campus This Week

The Puget Sound Blood Center, in conjunction with Student Programs, is holding a blood drive on campus this week. You can donate blood on Tuesday, January 9, through Thursday, January 11, at the First Free Methodist gymnasium, 12-6 p.m. (they will close from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.). On Friday, January 12, you can donate blood at the Blood Mobile, located on Third Avenue West in front of Tiffany Loop, from 12-6 p.m. (they will close from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.).

Weight Watchers Informational Meeting This Week

Would you like to trim up a bit after the holidays? Want to learn more about Weight Watchers? Then come to an information meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 12 p.m. in Bertona Classroom 6. A 10-week Weight Watchers session will begin on campus January 16 and run through March 20. It is a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. We will meet every week on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. for an hour in Bertona Classroom 6. Please register prior to January 16 by contacting Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of Residence Life, at 206-286-7169 or

IRS Standard Mileage Increase

Please note that the IRS standard mileage rate will increase as of January 1, 2007. The new rate will be 48½ cents per mile for standard business transportation. Please contact Payments Department Lead Marci Walden in the Finance Office at 206-281-2527 with any questions.

Flu Shots Still Available

Don't get caught with the flu this winter. Get a flu shot at the SPU Health Center. Shots are $20 (cash, check, or SFS account). Make an appointment today at 206-281-2231. Students, staff, faculty, and immediate family members over age 13 are eligible. A receipt can be provided for insurance and/or flexible spending accounts.

Do You Have Family or Friends in Denver?

The SPU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will tour Denver, Colorado, and surrounding areas during Spring Break, March 17-25, 2007. The choirs are now finalizing their tour. If you have friends or families in the Denver area, please ask them if they would like to have the choirs perform in their church or school, or it they would be willing to provide a homestay for some of the students. For more information, contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or To learn more about the Concert Choir, visit the website. More

Do You Have Family or Friends in Phoenix?

University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, will visit Phoenix, Arizona, during Spring Break, March 16-26, 2007. If you have friends or families in the Phoenix area, please ask them if they would like to have the Players perform in their church or school, or it they would be willing to provide a homestay for some of the students. For more information, contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator, at 206-281-2933 or For more information on the Players, visit the website. 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 my youngest cat, Mardukas (pronounced mar-DOO-kus). I rescued Mardukas (or ‘The Duke') from a PAWS shelter about three years ago. He looks like a black cat, but he isn't — he has white fur that is tipped with black. I named him after Jonathan Mardukas, a white-collar criminal played by Charles Grodin in the film Midnight Run." Jeffrey Overstreet, University Communications specialist. Select the link for a larger 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, January 11. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the next bulletin will be published Tuesday, January 16.


Gills Papers Published

Associate Professor of Mathematics Brian Gill recently had two articles published. The first one, titled "The Watcher and The Watched: Social Judgments About Privacy in a Public Place," co-authored with Batya Friedman, Peter Kahn, Jennifer Hagman, and Rachel Severson of the University of Washington, appeared in the journal Human-Computer Interaction. The second article, titled "The Hyperbolic Density Mear an Isolated Boundary Point" with co-author Thomas MacGregor of SUNY-Albany, was published in The Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics.

Gallagher at Modern Language Association

Susan Gallagher, professor of English and director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, attended the annual Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006. She organized and chaired a session on “The Next Christendom and African Literature." Panelists discussed developments in African literature in light of Philip Jenkins' book on the growth of world Christianity. Gallagher also attended the annual board meeting of the national Conference on Christianity & Literature, for which she serves as vice president.

Welcome, New Staff Members

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

Ashley Barrett, administrative assistant in Annual Giving
Lindsey Stecker, administrative assistant in Family and Consumer Sciences
Mark Sullivan, counselor in Student Financial Services
Katherine Wynn, Undergraduate Admissions/School of Academic Services counseling office representative


Welcome, Carson Jio!

Assistant Director of University Communications Sarah Jio, and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of Carson James, born December 20 at 2:52 p.m. Carson was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20.5 inches long at birth. Welcome, Carson!


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 Specialization
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

Administrative Assistant, Art (.5), College of Arts and Sciences
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Graduate (MSN) Nursing Admissions Counselor, Graduate Center
Grant Writer, Corporate, Foundations and Major Gifts and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Major Gifts Officer, Fellows
Manager of Administration (budget manager), University Services
Manager University Fund, Annual Giving
Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
RN to BS Program Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Web Programmer, Computer and Information Systems
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 #34, Issue #1 | Published by: University Communications

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