Monday, March 12, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Staff Forum With President Eaton March 14

The SPU Staff Council is hosting a special staff forum with President Eaton on Wednesday, March 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. The forum is titled “Imagine That! Living With Christian Imagination" and includes a question-and-answer time with the president. Refreshments will be served.

University Communications Receives Seven CASE Awards

At the recent CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District VIII Conference in Boise, Idaho, the Office of University Communications received seven awards in the juried communications awards competition. CASE District VIII is the largest of all CASE districts and represents all public and private schools in the Northwest United States and Western Canada. The awards were:

Bronze Award in the Visual Design/Overall Publications Category for etc magazine (Dale Kegley).
Bronze Award in the Visual Design/Overall Publications Category for 2014: A Blueprint for Excellence (Joel Ertsgaard).
Bronze Award in the Fundraising and Special Audiences Publications Category for New Student and Parent Orientation Package (Kathy Henning, Clint Kelly, Brian Glassco).
Bronze Award in the Writing/Individual Features or Articles Category for “Let There Be Light" in Response magazine (Clint Kelly).
Bronze Award in the Periodicals/Magazines Category for Response magazine (Jennifer Gilnett, Sarah Jio, Jeff Overstreet, Clint Kelly, Hope McPherson, Kathy Henning, Joel Ertsgaard, Lindsey Burgess, Reece Carson).
Silver Award in the Fundraising and Special Audiences Publications Category for 2014: A Blueprint for Excellence (Philip Eaton, Jennifer Gilnett, Joel Ertsgaard).
Grand Gold Award in the Student and Alumni Publications Category for etc magazine (Lindsey Burgess, Dale Kegley). This award deserves special mention: A “Grand Gold" means that etc not only beat out all viewbooks and traditional print pieces for student recruitment, but it also swept the entire category of student and alumni publications. Congratulations to all the winners!

Former SPU President Martin on the History of CRISTA

Former SPU President Dr. Curtis Martin and his brother, Dr. Michael Martin, will share the faithful story of their father's founding of King's Garden (now CRISTA Ministries) on Thursday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fine Center in First Free Methodist. Cost is $5 and includes lunch. Send RSVPs to Janice Box at 206-281-2240 or

What's New on iTunes U?

iTunes University, a premier service for posting and playing audio and video content over the Internet, is now available through the SPU website. This free service allows anyone with a computer and a broadband Internet connection to browse, search, and download content from SPU events. Here are some of the most recent additions, as well an “SPU Classic."

Europe and Its Discontents-George Weigel, senior fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center. Part three of the President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century. February 27, 2007.

What We Can't Not Know, Five Years After 9/11-George Weigel, senior fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center. Part four of the President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century. February 28, 2007.

SPU Classics
Origins of the Earth. A panel of SPU faculty talk about the relationship between faith and science, ways of knowing, and discuss “new" lunar evidence for the age of the earth and the birth of the solar system. Lecture, November 7, 1975.
There is now a “What's New on iTunes U" website with links to the lectures listed above. More

TIAA-CREF Consultants on Campus

TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus to 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., March 21-23. Please bring a copy of your latest TIAA-CREF statement will you to the appointment. You can schedule an appointment at the TIAA/CREF website. (Be sure to select “SUBMIT" to receive a confirmation of your appointment, or call toll-free 877-209-3142, and press 0.) More

Spring Break Hours for Subway, C-Store, Falcon's Landing, Pura Vida

During the week of March 19-23 and on March 26, Subway will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the C-Store will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Pura Vida will be open 7:45 a.m.-10 a.m. All three campus dining outlets will resume their normal schedule on March 27. Falcon's Landing will close at 1 p.m. on March 16, and will reopen with normal hours on March 28.

2007 Writers Renewal Special Rate for Faculty, Staff

SPU faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual SPU Christian Writers Renewal, May 4-5, at the reduced rate of just $75 for faculty and staff (regular $129). The renewal's theme for this year, “God Allows U-Turns: Find New Purpose for Your Writing Career," is presented by the SPU Fellows and features keynote speaker Allison Bottke, author and founder of the international outreach God Allows U-Turns. Also at the renewal will be literary agent Chip MacGregor and editors from Jossey-Bass Publishing, Cook Communications, Bethany House Publishing, and Harvest House Publishers. There will be 22 workshop sessions in a wide variety of subjects, from the elements of powerful nonfiction and how to write for children to “Publishing Meaningful Ideas in an Entertainment Age" with broadcaster Dick Staub. For a brochure or to register, email Bobbie Taylor in External Relations at

Ordering SPU Stationery, Business Cards March 14-20

Vision Press, the printer for SPU's stationery and business cards, will be closed March 14-20. Orders placed before 10 a.m., March 13, will be processed if Vision Press receives prompt approvals on March 13. Orders due for delivery on March 16 (i.e., received March 6) will be delivered March 21. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at 206-281-2552.

Looking for Exceptional Juniors, Seniors

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Ellie, our 1-year-old Shih Tzu. For a dog cookie, she will shake, high-five, roll over, and sit up on her hind legs (we call it ‘bear' because she looks like a little bear). I think in this picture we held a dog cookie in front of the camera so we could get a good face shot of her. She is very cuddly, but active and loves people. Her favorite hobbies are burying her toys in the sofa and barking at cats, birds, and squirrels through the slider door." Marie Baldwin, program coordinator, clinical psychology. Select the link for a larger photo of Ellie. 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, March 15. The next bulletin will be published Monday, March 19.


Davis Presents Paper

Reed Davis, professor of political science and chairman of the Department of Political Science and Geography, presented his paper, "A Diplomacy of Understanding: The Moral Foundations of International Equilibrium in the Thought of Raymond Aron," at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in Chicago, Illinois, February 28-March 1.

Wolfe Appears on Passion of the Christ DVD

Gregory Wolfe, director of the M.F.A. in creative writing and editor of Image journal, appears in a documentary feature included in the newly released Passion of the Christ Definitive Edition DVD. The feature, titled "Through the Ages," discusses the history of Christian art.



SPU Counseling Center Director Steve Maybell's last name was misspelled in last week's Fac/Staff Bulletin. We apologize for the error.


Faculty Positions

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 Professor of Political Science
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biology
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
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Computer Services Manager I, Student Financial Services
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Manager of Administration (full-charge bookkeeper), University Services
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
Warehouse Manager, Building Maintenance
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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