Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Ash Wednesday Chapel

Campus Ministries, the student Chapel worship team, and various student and faculty artists invite the SPU community to participate in a time of reflection and worship on Ash Wednesday, February 21, at 12:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. In April, we will mark the end of the Lenten season at the Good Friday Service and through the Celebration Week festivities after Easter.

Respect Your Body Week at SPU

For the fifth year in a row, SPU's Student Counseling Center is sponsoring a week of expression, action, and education regarding eating and body image issues. Faculty and staff are invited to these events. There are multiple events every day. Check out the complete schedule. More

Weigel Headlines SPU President's Symposium

George Weigel, widely regarded as one of America's leading experts on the role of Christianity in world politics, is the keynote speaker for SPU's President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding Our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century, February 27-28. Weigel's nearly 20 books include the acclaimed Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II and The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God. For more information, visit the website. More

Mattix's Artwork on Display

The latest paintings by Christen Mattix, assistant professor in drawing and painting, are now on display in the Art Center Gallery. The show, titled “Blue Sky Paintings," features artwork described as “spare, narrative paintings of hands, windows, trees, butterflies, and an all-encompassing blue sky." Her show will run until March 1. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 206-281-2079.

Encourage Your Student to Visit the Internship/Job Fair

The annual SPU Internship and Job Fair will be held Wednesday, February 21, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. More than 65 employers will be represented. This is a great opportunity for students to gather information, make contacts, and possibly get hired. For more information and to view the list of employers, visit the Career Development Center's internship fair website. More

Windows Vista and Office 2007: Testers Wanted

Microsoft has released a new version of the Windows operating system, Vista, as well as a new version of Microsoft Office, Office 2007. Both releases have a completely new interface and many new features faculty and staff will find useful. The micro team is seeking volunteers to be part of a “beta" group of users, willing to upgrade to both Vista and Office in advance of our first roll out this summer. We'd like to begin our testing at the end of February. If you'd like to be part of this group, email Microsystems Manager Eric Deister at edeister@spu.edu.

Gospel Music Forum

Explore the meaning and history of gospel music with Stephen Newby, Huron Breaux II, Cora Jackson, and Kelle Nelson-Brown. Examine the genre through the works of gospel music historian Horace C. Boyer, recording artist Kirk Franklin, and others. This special forum is Thursday, February 22, 9:30-10:20 a.m. in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. For more information, call 206-281-2995.

Jazz Ensemble in Concert

SPU's Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The ensemble is directed by Bill Parks. The concert is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Gospel Song Fest!

Don't miss the Gospel Song Fest on Thursday, February 22, 7-9 p.m., in First Free Methodist Church. Choirs include the SPU Gospel Choir, the UPC Gospel Choir, Truiine, and the award-winning DaNell Daymon and Royalty. For more information, call 206-281-2995.

Falcon Sports This Week

The women's and men's basketball teams end their season playing at home. On Thursday, February 22, the women host Western Oregon at 5:30 p.m., and the men face Alaska Fairbanks at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 24, the women play against Western Washington at 5 p.m., and the men take on Alaska Anchorage at 7 p.m. On Friday, February 23, the SPU's gymnastics' team hosts Washington at 7 p.m. Falcon basketball games and gymnastic meets are played in Royal Brougham Pavilion. For all the latest Falcon Sports news, visit the Falcons Online. More

Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Concert

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents a special concert titled “Metamorphosis: A Lenten Journey," Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. This event is free and handicap accessible.

Percussion, Flute Ensembles in Concert

SPU's Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dan Adams, and the SPU Flute Ensemble, directed by Anna Woodward, will be in concert Tuesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. This event is free and handicap accessible.

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 tcnorlen@spu.edu.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Bella (right) takes care of Buddy, as long as he can put up with it. Both of them sleep on my bed every night, usually taking up a very large space in the middle of the bed. Bella is a munchkin, so if you look carefully, you'll notice that her front legs are shorter than her back legs!" Andrea Ide, campus programs coordinator, Student Programs. 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 fsb-editor@spu.edu, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, February 22. The next bulletin will be published Monday, February 26.


Newby Honored

Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Michael Newby was recently honored with the John Reese Worship Arts Ministries Award for his 13 years of “outstanding service and creativity" as pastor of worship arts at Antioch Bible Church. John Reese, a renowned gospel musician from Detroit, Michigan, came to Seattle to present this prestigious award to Newby. The United Voices of Antioch and the SPU Gospel Choir performed at this special occasion. Congratulations, Stephen!

Ediger Serves as Moderator, Leads Workshops

Ruth Ediger, associate professor of political science and geography, recently served as moderator for the 2007 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference “Internationalizing the Curriculum" track in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earlier in the month, she traveled to Ellensburg, Washington, to lead two workshops for 33 junior and senior high school teachers as a part of the Department of Education's “Teaching American History Grant: Teaching Our Past for the Future" for the Thorp School District. The workshops were titled “World War I" and “World War II."

Grauf-Grounds, Sellers Publish and Present on Medical Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Associate Professor Claudia Grauf-Grounds and instructor Tina Schermer Sellers recently had an article published in Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care. The article was titled “Creating Internships and Potential Jobs for Medical Family Therapists." They also presented at the Collaborative Family Health Care Conference in Newport, Rhode Island.

Welcome, Claire and Kristen

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Claire Johnson, R.N. to B.S. program assistant in the School of Health Sciences, and Kristen Ross, student loan coordinator, in Student Financial Services.


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
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
Assistant Coach, Women's Volleyball, Athletics
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
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
Residence 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

Volume #34, Issue #7 | Published by: University Communications

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