Monday, January 22, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Community Chapel with Dr. Perkins Jan. 23

SPU is proud to welcome back Dr. John M. Perkins, renowned reconciliation advocate and founding partner of SPU's John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. During his two-month stay at SPU, Perkins will present a series of lectures and forums, beginning with a Community Chapel on Tuesday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Visit the website for the complete schedule of campus events. More

Homecoming Chapel Celebration Feb. 1

A special Homecoming chapel celebrating the 2007 Alumna of the Year, En Ying Zhou "Lora Jones," will be held Thursday, February 1, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church. For more than six decades, Jones has been changing the world through the gospel in her native China, enduring war, hardship, and uncertainty. For Homecoming Chapel, campus offices will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon Feb. 1

Please join us as we honor the 2007 Alumna of the Year, En Ying Zhou "Lora Jones," and the 2007 Medallion Award recipients: Terry McGill '81, Deanna Wallace '80, and Carolyn Watson '68. Each of these alums has a compelling testimony of international impact, and each exemplifies SPU's signature commitment to be “a place that knows and understands what's going on in the world." Complementing the luncheon will be an exhibition of paintings in the Chinese motif by artist Kazimierz Z. Poznanski, husband of Professor of Economics Joanna Poznanska. Cost is $15. RSVP by January 28 to or 206-281-2586. A complete Homecoming and Family Weekend schedule is available online. More

President's Luncheon Feb. 3

Please join us for our annual President's Luncheon during Homecoming and Family Weekend, Saturday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear President Eaton speak on SPU's signature commitments, and to enjoy fellowship with alumni, parents, and students. Feel free to bring your family and friends to be part of the celebration. We'll also enjoy performances by the SPU Chamber Singers and the Alumni Choir. Cost is $15. RSVP by January 28 to or 206-281-2586. A complete Homecoming and Family Weekend schedule is available online. More

Homecoming Tailgate Party Feb. 1

Bring your family and join the SPU community for our Homecoming pre-game tailgate party Thursday, February 1, starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center parking lot. Food is free to SPU students with ID, and only $2 for faculty and staff. Bring your SPU ID and get into the game for free.

Faculty, Staff SFS Accounts

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if you are not a registered student. Posted on the account are charges for Advantage Points and meal blocks, as well as parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, and tuition charges. When there is activity on your account, an email notification is sent to you each month alerting you that your online account statement is available. There are several options for payment of your account: 1) The Banner Information System Employee Menu provides resources for payment of your account. Under “Account Summary," you can view your SPU/SFS account balance or make payments online. Under “Request Payroll Deduction for SFS Account," you can request a payroll deduction to pay off charges on your SFS account. 2) Check or cash payments may be made in person or by campus mail to SFS in Demaray Hall 10. If you would prefer to receive paper statements in addition to electronic statements, or have questions about your account, please contact SFS at 206-281-2061.

Staff Bible Study on Isaiah on Jan. 24

What makes a good leader? How do you respond when people around you trivialize God? How do you pray in really tough times? These are some questions drawn from a gripping story in Isaiah chapters 36-38 that staff members will explore together on Wednesday, January 24, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Falcon Lounge in Brougham Pavilion. Matthew Koenig, minister of discipleship, will provide background knowledge and facilitate discussion for the study. There will also be time for eating and fellowship, and beverages will be provided. See you on Wednesday.

Flexcar Comes to SPU

Flexcar, the car-sharing company which rents cars by the hour, has added two new locations at SPU. If you need a car occasionally for work, personal errands, or appointments, Flexcar may be perfect for you. Flexcar is available free to qualifying SPU faculty and staff who regularly use an alternative method of transportation for their commute to work. To learn more about SPU's Flexcar program, contact Jeff Lam, SPU's parking and transportation coordinator, at 206-281-2821 or You can also attend one of the upcoming Flexcar orientation meetings on Friday, January 26, or Monday, January 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Please RSVP to Melanie Whitehead, coordinator of planning and development, at 206-28-2537 or if you plan to attend. Lunch will be provided.

SPU Theatre Presents “The Runner Stumbles"

Part courtroom drama, murder, mystery, and theological dispute, this play presented by the SPU Theatre Department involves a troubled Catholic priest banished to a small town. Performances are January 25-27 and February 1-3 (with a 2 p.m. matinee on February 3). General admission tickets are $10, $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the McKinley Theatre Box Office for tickets at 206-281-2959.

Looking for Exceptional Juniors

Do you know an SPU student who exceeds academically, is actively involved as a volunteer in the Seattle community, and will be a senior next year? The Young Alumni Council of SPU has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off-campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom and in the community. Applications are due Friday, March 30. Encourage qualified students to apply for this great scholarship! Current juniors may apply by downloading the application. More

Personalized Exercise, Fitness Training Available

Senior students majoring in exercise science are available to assist faculty, staff, and students in exercise and fitness services. If you have questions or need help in anything fitness related, whether it be creating a workout plan or even learning proper weightlifting techniques, call the Physical Education Office at 206-281-2081 and sign up for the exercise science practicum. An exercise science student will then contact you. Questions about the project can be directed to Chris Randolph, physical education and exercise science administrative assistant, at 206-281-2391.

Is There a Wedding in Your Future?

First Free Methodist Church is sponsoring pre-marriage classes. Topics include love, sex, finances, conflict, family, roles, and life missions. The classes are led by Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Outreach Bonnie Brann. The classes will be held January 28, February 11, February 25, and March 25, 5-7 p.m., at the church. The cost is $40 per couple. Call 206-281-2240 to register.

Falcon Basketball This Week

The Falcon men's and women's basketball teams play home games this week. The men face Saint Martin's at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, and the women take on Dixie State at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Summer Requests for Camp Casey Due Feb. 1

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: February 1 is the deadline for placing your online request for a summer 2007 reservation in one of the Victorian-style officer houses at SPU's historical beach property, Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The turn-of-the-century houses, once part of the coastal military fortress known as Fort Casey, are available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of $100. The fee includes a week-long rental of a house for you and your guests, and access to the outdoor swimming pool, gym, beach, and other amenities at the conference center. To see photos, visit the Camp Casey webpage. All requests are for stays at Camp Casey between June 11 and September 9, 2007. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to high demand and way the “Casey Point System" works, it is unlikely for a faculty or staff person to be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. But it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey – collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Please direct any questions to Maralie Johnson, administrative assistant at Camp Casey, at, or call 866-661-6604. Submit your reservation online. More

Two, Rescheduled MLK, Jr. Events

Two rescheduled events from Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week will be held Tuesday, January 23. “Beloved Community," a simulation experience exploring class and community in America, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in Demaray Hall 358. “From Montgomery to Memphis," a visual diary of Kings' speeches and marches, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall 127. Associate Professor of Communication Bill Purcell and Associate Director of Student Programs Joe Snell will host.

Image/SPU Film Festival, Jan. 26-28

“Boy Meets Girl: Romance and Reality in the Movies" is the theme for this year's Image journal/SPU Film Festival. This year's festival presents five films about love: “Tootsie," “Shadowlands," “When Harry Met Sally," “The Awful Truth," and “The War of the Roses." After each film, a panel of faculty and students will lead a discussion and field comments and questions from the audience. Free popcorn and other goodies will be served. Each film will be screened in Upper Gwinn Commons. Students receive CFE credit for attending at least two screenings and staying for the panel discussions. For screening days and times, visit the Image journal website. More

Falcon Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon Feb. 2

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2007 on Friday, February 2, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. Inductees include wrestling coach Frank Furtado (1965-74), the late Orville Anderson (1956-59), Linda Johnson Cooper (1985-89), and Anita Sartin Berhbaum (1986-87). In addition, former SPU board of trustees chairman V.O. “Bud" McDole will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Luncheon reservations are $30. You can make reservations by calling the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085. More

Free Homecoming Basketball Tickets

All SPU faculty and staff are eligible to receive two complimentary Homecoming basketball tickets for the doubleheader on Saturday, February 3, beginning with the women's game at 1:30 p.m. Tickets may be picked up in the Athletics Office this week between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. SPU ID is required. Call the Athletics Office at 206-281-2085 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.

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 Dozer, not as in ‘snoozer' — though you might think so looking at this photo of him lying shamelessly on our living-room futon — but as in ‘bulldozer.' Exuberant, intelligent, huge-hearted, and mostly obedient, Dozer is the best dog ever, and we love him a lot." Kathy Henning, communication specialist, University Communications. Select the link for a bigger picture of Dozer. 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 25. The next bulletin will be published Monday, January 29.


Dearborn's New Book Available

Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn's new book, Baptized Imagination: The Theology of George MacDonald, is now available through Ashgate Publishing Limited. This monograph is part of the series titled Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts. Research and writing on this book was facilitated through SPU research grants, including a Lilly-SERVE grant, and through a Clyde S. Kilby research grant from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Krienke Publishes Research

Karl Krienke, professor emeritus of physics, and Paul Hodge, professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Washington, have published their research on open star clusters in the Andromeda galaxy in the refereed journal Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. They identified and measured photometrically 342 clusters using frames from the Hubble Space Telescope. At the national meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle, Hodge and Krienke presented a paper on open star cluster formation and destruction rates, using data from their research on the Andromeda galaxy and further measurements of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Welcome, Aimee

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Aimee Russell as the new customer service specialist at Casey Conference Center.


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

Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Continuing Education Operations Coordinator, School of Education
Endorsement Associate (.8), School of Education
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

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