Monday, February 12, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Europe Comes to SPU

SPU's 24th annual European Studies Symposium takes place on campus, February 13-15. Learn about European art, literature, culture, and more through presentations by faculty, students, and invited guests. The keynote speaker is Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney, who will talk about “Truth and Beauty in European Literature" on Wednesday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Division of Humanities, and the College of Arts and Sciences. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website. More

Campus Closed for Presidents Day

SPU offices will be closed and daytime classes will not meet on Monday, February 19, in honor of Presidents Day. Evening classes after 4 p.m. will be held.

Proverbs' Vision of Happiness

For chapel on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:30 a.m., Dr. Ellen Charry from Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on Proverbs and its view of happiness. Chapel is held in First Free Methodist Church.

Gender and the Pauline Letters

Associate Professor of Sociology David Caddell will discuss his research on gender within the Pauline letters during a special forum on Tuesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 358.

The Hair-Raising Adventures of a Baron

SPU Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature Michael Ziemann will present a lecture titled "Real Adventures and Tall Tales -- The Hair-Raising Adventures of Baron Von Munchhausen" on Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m. in the SPU Library seminar room. Ziemann's lecture is the beginning of SPU's 24th annual European Studies Symposium, a gathering of SPU faculty and students for the presentation of academic and creative work related to foreign languages and literatures, cultural studies, and linguistics. For more information, visit the website. More

How Gender Shapes Our Faith

During forum on Thursday, February 15, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150, a faculty panel will discuss gender and faith. Panelists include Micheal Roe, Priscilla Pope-Levison, Kathleen Braden, and Tom Trzyna. The forum is hosted by Sophia, a student club for gender equality.

Applying Gender Equality in Our Lives

Associate Professor of Sociology Jennifer McKinney and Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn will talk about a theologically sound view of gender during a special forum on Friday, February 16, at 3 p.m. in Demaray Hall 358. This is the concluding presentation for "Women, Men, and Faith" week, hosted by Sophia, a student club for gender equality.

Fall Quarter Data – Quarterly Trends Now Available Online

Have you wondered how many students have been admitted to your department's major and/or minor? What the student demographics are for your graduate program? How many student credit hours an undergraduate department or graduate program is generating? What the student profile is for residential versus commuter students, or by residence hall? Have you needed to find SPU's student or employee FTE? You can now get the answers to these questions by viewing “Census Trends" on the Information and Data Management website. You can also view the pages to academic, enrollment, or employee information. There are many changes to the census web pages, with most information available in Microsoft Excel format. The site has also added a “Meta Data Dictionary," which contains the terms and approved definition and metrics for use in internal and external reporting. Visit the IDM website for more information. More

Women's Gymnastics at Home on Friday

The women's gymnastics team faces San Jose State Friday, February 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, and $3 for youth and senior citizens. Groups can qualify for special discount rates by calling 206-281-2085 in advance. For the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Alfred S. Palmer Lectures in Wesleyan Studies, Feb. 12-13

SPU and the School of Theology welcome Dr. Ellen Charry as the 2007 Palmer Lecture speaker. Dr. Charry is the Margaret W. Harmon associate professor of systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She earned her doctorate from Temple University. Her interest is in the role of Christian practices and beliefs in the spiritual life. She is an editor-at-large for The Christian Century and an immediate past editor of Theology Today. Her books include By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine (1997), and Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2000). Her recent essays have appeared in Theology Today, Anglican Theological Review, and Essentials of Christian Theology. Dr. Charry will present the Palmer lecture on Monday, February 12, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. She will also speak in chapel on Tuesday, February 13, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Registration for Spring Quarter Begins Feb. 12

All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time and have been notified via email about Spring Quarter registration. Students not admitted to a major will be seeking to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Spring registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 12. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 26. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

2007 C. May Marston Annual Lecture

“Keep It Short! Writing and Teaching History in the Roman Empire" is the subject of the 2007 C. May Marston Lecture by SPU Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald on Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. He will discuss how historians often abbreviated the history of their own civilization to communicate to diverse audiences. This event is free and open to the public.

We Need More Pet Photos!

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 ZuZu, the kitten of the family. She is incredibly loving but terribly destructive. The other morning she jumped on the counter (where she isn't allowed), snatched my husband's lottery ticket and carried it upstairs to chew it to pieces. We'll never know if we could have been millionaires." Lorri Sheffer, web communications manager, University Communications. 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, February 15. Due to the Presidents Day holiday, the next bulletin will be published Tuesday, February 20.


Mvududu Manuscript Accepted for Publication

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Education Nyaradzo Mvududu has been notified that her manuscript titled "Challenges to Faithful Learning and Teaching: The Case of Statistics" has been accepted for publication in the journal Christian Higher Education.

Edwards, Edwards Publish Article in ICCTE

Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling, and Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, co-authored an article titled "Multicultural Considerations for Building Learning Communities" in the January 2007 edition of the Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education. The article focuses on embracing families and community members to promote inclusion and attention to cultural differences in K-12 schools. The ICCTE Journal is a juried, scholarly publication for Christians in teacher education.

Diddams Lectures in India

Margaret Diddams, associate professor of organizational psychology, gave a series of three lectures on the topic of globalization in India and its implication for Christian ministry to master of divinity students at the Asian Collage of Cultural Studies in Secunderabad, India. She also led two workshops on thesis development and writing to the graduate ministry leadership students. The college is affiliated with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and Operation Mobilization India.

Welcome, Katie

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Katie Feyen as the new continuing education operations coordinator in the School of Education.


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Instructor of Food and Nutritional Sciences
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
Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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

Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Endorsement Associate (.8), School of Education
Grant Writer, Corporate, Foundations and Major Gifts and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Major Gifts Officer, Fellows-External Relations
Manager of Administration (full-charge bookkeeper), University Services
Manager University Fund, Annual Giving
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
RN to BS Program Assistant, School of Health Sciences
Resident Life Coordinator (Campus Houses and Apartments), Residence Life
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Student Financial Services representative, 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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