Monday, April 23, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Autumn Quarter Registration

Registration for Autumn Quarter is coming soon. All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, and have been notified via email. Students not admitted to a major will seek to meet with their faculty advisor prior to their appointment time. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, May 14. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 21. If you have questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or

Nominate Staff Members of the Year by April 27

Do you know a co-worker who “engages" the SPU vision? Someone who exemplifies a “grace-filled" attitude, displays competence on the job, and models Christian character? If so, please take a few minutes and submit your nominee for consideration. There are two categories for nominations – one for non-exempt staff (the Oral V. Hemry Award), and one for exempt staff. The staff members ultimately selected will each receive a $1,000 honorarium from the university, and be honored at the President's Recognition Forum on May 8 in Brougham Pavilion. The online nomination forms only take a few minutes. The SPU Staff Council will do all the necessary follow up. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 27. Take a few minutes and nominate a colleague today. More

A Fall From Grace, Part II

Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig concludes her two-part series titled “A Fall From Grace" in chapel on Tuesday, April 24, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

End Homelessness in 10 Years

Rev. Rick Reynolds, director of Operation Nightwatch and a 1976 graduate of SPU, is the guest for the Urban Involvement Cadre, Tuesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in Weter 201. Reynolds will discuss Seattle's 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city. In addition to reflecting on the city's plan, he will discuss how SPU led him to his ministry for helping the homeless.

Married SPU Professors Discuss Relationships

Scott Edwards, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, and his wife, Cher Edwards, assistant professor of school counseling, will discuss married relationships at the next forum on Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in Demaray 150.

Understanding Homelessness

Rufus Hannah and Michael O'Neill from the National Coalition for the Homeless will be on campus for a special panel discussion, Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Demaray 150. Joining them will be two speakers from Real Change, a Seattle newspaper produced by volunteers and sold by the homeless to earn money. The panel will discuss different aspects of homelessness, as well as a holistic understanding of the problem.

Brass Choir in Concert

“The Brass Exhibition at SPU," featuring SPU's Brass Choir and student soloists, will be held Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. This event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Run to the Water

The Young Alumni Council and the Office of Residence Life and Housing are sponsoring a 5k walk around Green Lake on Saturday, April 28, to raise money for Maji Mazuri, a student-run project to build awareness of the lack of clean water in Kenya. The walk starts at 10 a.m. Visit the website for more information or to donate online. More

What's New on iTunes U? Koenig, Keuss, and Luis Palau

Recent Features

“Giving Blood." Minister of Discipleship Rev. Matthew Koenig explains the significance of Jesus' blood at the 2007 Good Friday Service. April 6, 2007. (24:05)

“Talkin' ‘Bout a Revolution." Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss discusses why the resurrection of Jesus matters today. April 10, 2007. (22:34)

SPU Classics
“Dream Big Dreams." Evangelist Luis Palau encourages the Christian community to seek great things for God in this first of a four part “Christian Commitment Week" series. October 3, 1978. (37:53)

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

Last Week to See “She Stoops to Conquer"

The SPU Theatre Department presents the classic comedy “She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith, 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

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.

The Kindlings Muse @ the C.S. Lewis Centre

The Kindlings Muse, in cooperation with SPU, is hosting a series of talks about the life and writings of Christian theologian C.S. Lewis 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. This week's guest is British actor Nigel Goodwin. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Next week's guest is University Presbyterian Church Senior Pastor Rev. Earl Palmer. These events are free, but reservations are required. Visit the website for more information. More

Ordering SPU 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.

Christian Writers Renewal, May 4-5

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

“This photo is of our two cats, Sox (with the white paws), and Tuey (short for Tupac and named by our teenage sons). Sox has been in our family for five years, while Tuey was adopted as a kitten last August. Sox is mellow and likes to explore our neighborhood. Tuey is an indoor cat who growls and enjoys running around the house chasing his tail and insects. I am continually amazed at the entertainment and affection these two pets generate in our predominantly male household. It is reassuring that 16- and 18-year old boys still make a fuss over and cuddle with a pet!" Patty Farmer, career counselor, Career Development Center. Select the link for a picture of Sox and Tuey. 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 26. The next bulletin will be published Monday, April 30.


Segall Presents Paper

Associate Professor of English Kimberly Segall presented a paper at the African Studies Conference at University of Washington on April 20. The title of the paper was "Transitional Identities at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa."

Himma Interviewed on Radio, and for a Documentary

On April 17, Associate Professor of Philosophy Ken Himma was interviewed on the nationally syndicated Michael Medved Show (KTTH 770-AM), which airs to 200 cities nationwide. He was also interviewed by the city of Seattle's Office of Civil Rights on April 9 for a video documenting Seattle's “Race and Social Justice Initiative," a mayoral initiative seeking to challenge institutional racism in city government. The interview with the Office of Civil Rights will be aired on the Seattle Channel at the end of spring, and distributed to a number of interested cities. The interviews concerned Himma's recent op-ed piece on discrimination, which appeared in The Seattle Times on March 28. Read his op-ed online. More

Welcome, Carlie and Karen

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information can be found on the online SPU White Pages.

Carlie Curlee, Student Financial Services representative, Student Financial Services
Karen Smith, research analyst, Washington School Research Center


Maybell Quoted in Seattle P-I

Director of the Student Counseling Center Steven Maybell was quoted in a news story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on April 19. The story dealt with the efforts of local college counseling centers in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre. Read the story online. More

Reid Quoted in Seattle P-I, Interviewed on KOMO-TV, KUOW

Director of Safety and Security Mark Reid was quoted in a news story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on April 16. The story's headline was “'Extra eyes' on local college campuses following shooting." He was also interviewed by KOMO-TV and KUOW (94.9 FM) later in the week about SPU's security measures following the Virgina Tech massacre. Read the Seattle P-I story online. More


Gibbons “Gets His Kicks!"

In a tournament at Edmonds Community College on April 14, Program Assistant for MA-TESOL and Foreign Languages and Literatures Kevin Gibbons took home gold in his division. Kevin fights out of Lightning Tae Kwon Do on Queen Anne. He is an orange belt under the instruction of Mr. Chris Scavone. Kevin's sparring team is coached by none other than Master Sang Hyuk Cha, who coached the U.S. Olympic Tae Kwon Do team and was the Korean national Tae Kwon Do sparring champion multiple times before opening the Queen Anne school. Kevin's sparring team, newly formed as an Olympic farm team, went home with four gold medals and one silver. Congratulations, Kevin!


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
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Sociology
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
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
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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