Monday, April 16, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


A Fall From Grace

Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig begins a two-part series, titled “A Fall From Grace," in chapel on Tuesday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. at First Free Methodist Church.

2007 Weter Lecture: “Evangelicals in American Film"

Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman presents the 2007 Winifred Weter lecture Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Rendleman, who teaches film history and aesthetics, will discuss images of evangelical Christians in contemporary American movies. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

“She Stoops to Conquer"

The SPU Theatre Department presents the classic comedy “She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith, April 19-21, and April 26-28, in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. An ambitious stepmother, a hardheaded father, impassioned sweethearts, and a pair of star-crossed suitors are sent spinning through a hilarious comedy of errors. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a matinee performance on April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, and $8 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the McKinley Theatre Box Office at 206-281-2959 or visit the website. More

SPU Hosts USA Gymnastics Championship

SPU will host the 2007 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championships, April 19-21, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Eight teams, including the three-time champion Falcons, will compete along with top individual qualifiers. The championships are presented by Leisure Care. For ticket information, visit the Falcons online. More

Student Art on Display

During the month of April, SPU's Art Center Gallery is featuring works by senior studio art majors. The works include paintings, drawings, sculptures, and a documentary film. The gallery is located at West Cremona Street and Queen Anne Avenue North, near the SPU campus. It's open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Gilnett Talks About C.S. Lewis

The Kindlings Muse, in cooperation with SPU, is hosting a series of talks about the life and writings of Christian theologian C.S. Lewis beginning Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in The Burke Museum Café at the University of Washington. The Kindlings Muse, hosted by veteran talk show host and SPU adjunct faculty member Dick Staub, is a weekly event and podcast before a live audience. It offers roundtable discussions of ideas, beliefs, and values shaping life today. The first guest is SPU staff member Kim Gilnett, who co-led the restoration of Lewis' home “The Kilns" in England. This event is free, but reservations are required. Visit the website for more information. More

Staff Brown Bag Bible Study: The Book of Acts

Staff Bible studies start again on Wednesday, April 18, and continue every other week. The study is led by SPU Minister of Discipleship Matthew Koenig, and meets in Falcon's Lounge in Brougham Pavilion, noon-1 p.m. The study topic this quarter is the Book of Acts. Don't miss this opportunity to follow Easter with a walk through the first days of the struggling movement called Christianity.

Ordering Stationery, Business Cards April 27-May 7

Vision Press, the printer for SPU's stationery and business cards, will be closed April 27-May 7. Orders placed before 10 a.m., April 24, will be processed if Vision Press receives prompt approvals on April 24. Those orders will be delivered May 7. Orders received May 1 won't be processed until May 8, and the May 1 and May 8 orders will be delivered on May 18. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at 206-281-2552.

What's New on iTunes U? Wall, Hall of Fame, and Woodward

Recent Features
Why Jesus? Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall reads and reflects on Acts 3. April 4, 2007. (32:13)

The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame: Orville Anderson. Listen or watch the induction of Orville Anderson, SPU basketball alumnus, into the Falcon Legends Hall of Fame. The inductions of Anita Sartin Barhbaum (track and field), Linda Johnson Cooper (women's basketball), Frank Furtado (wrestling), V. O. “Bud" McDole (Lifetime Achievement Award for supporting Falcon athletics) are also available on iTunes U. February 2, 2007. (14:20)

SPU Classics
The People of Promise and the People of Hope: A Response to the American Dream. Professor of History and two-time Winifred E. Weter lecturer Bill Woodward examines the compatibility of Christianity and the American dream. April 14, 2005. (1:33:01)

Visit the iTunes U website for these recent additions and more recommendations. More

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 Publishers, 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

Pet Photo of the Week

“I rescued Bunchkin (the red cat) 16 years ago in Kochi, Japan, while I was there for a year teaching English. She didn't even have her eyes open yet when I found her – smack dab in the middle of a tomcat's jaws. He'd already eaten the rest of the newborn litter. I yelled, ‘Drop it!' He did. Bunchkin's lucky day! I rescued KK (the yellow cat) 10 years ago on the island of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, while I was teaching a one-week composition class at Youth With a Mission. I heard a pitiful cry, followed it to the source, and discovered one very sick kitten, maybe four weeks old, abandoned by mom. A dash to the vet and antiobiotics (lots of them). KK's lucky day! And there are others at home just as adorable. I just won't say how many!" Debbie Pope, adjunct faculty member in the Communication and English departments. Select the link for a photo of Bunchkin and KK. 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

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, April 19. The next bulletin will be published Monday, April 23.


Johnson Article to Be Published

Professor of Music Wayne Johnson's article titled “When Artistry Embraces Technique" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Music Teachers National Association, a juried publication distributed nationally and internationally. This article examines the essential relationships between raw talent, technical ability, and artistry in musical performance.

Lumpe's Publications Cited

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Andrew Lumpe, professor of curriculum and instruction, has 10 of his research publications cited 12 times in the chapters on "Science Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs" and "Interdisciplinary Science Teaching" in the Handbook of Research on Science Education. The handbook is compiled and published every 10 years by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, publishers.

Mvududu's Chapter Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Nyaradzo Mvududu, assistant professor of education, has learned that a chapter she co-authored with Dr. Susan Gilbert titled “Constructivism/Integrated Curriculum Delivery" will be published in the textbook Blended Curriculum in the Inclusive K-3 Classroom: Effective Methods for Teaching All Young Children. Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of the School of Education's doctoral program.

Braden Presents Paper at University of Washington

Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden presented a paper at the 13th annual Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Conference at the University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies, on April 14. Her paper was titled “Is Ecotourism Development Compatible with Sustainability of Nature Reserves in Russia?"

Schlee's Article Published

Associate Professor of Marketing Regina Schlee is the lead author of an article titled “Perception Bias Among Undergraduate Business Students by Major" published in the January/February 2007 issue of Journal of Education for Business.

Welcome, Edie

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Edie Pehrson as the new manager of University Services administration, University Services.


Nice Quoted in Seattle P-I

Interim Director of Admissions Jobe Nice was quoted in a story on April 13 in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The story dealt with admission applications at local universities. Read the story online. More

SPU Mentioned in Seattle P-I

SPU was mentioned in a story about student loan companies. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 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
Associate or Professor of Clinical Psychology
Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
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
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Maintenance Mechanic II, Building Maintenance
Office Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator (Campus Houses and Apartments), Residence Life
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Route Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Warehouse Manager, Building Maintenance
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the website 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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