Monday, May 14, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Course Evaluations

Now is the time to make changes to course evaluations for spring classes. Log into Banner to view or change your current settings, including adding custom questions. Faculty have until Sunday, May 27, to make changes. Students will complete evaluations May 29-June 10. Contact Megan Swanson, administrative assistant in Academic Affairs, with questions or problems at or 206-281-2134.

Summer On Campus Student Employment

Student employees who work on campus between June 8 and September 23 must complete a Summer On-campus Work Referral. Please encourage your student employees to complete the necessary paperwork early so their employment is not disrupted. Contact or 206-281-2047 with any questions. The required paperwork is available for download on the Student Employment website. More

Faculty, Staff SFS Accounts

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if you are not a registered student. Posted on the account are charges for Advantage Points, meal blocks, parking charges, library fines, Health Center charges, and any tuition charges. Each month when there is activity on your account, an email notification is sent alerting you that your online account statement is available. You may review the charges on your account and make payment by authorizing a payroll deduction, or with an online payment through the Banner Information System Employee Menu. Check or cash payments may be made in person or by mail to SFS in Demaray Hall 10. If you would prefer to receive paper statements in addition to electronic statements, or have questions about your account, contact SFS at 206-281-2061.

Spring '07 Census Information Available

The spring census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM website are open to the public, but only SPU staff and faculty can view the censuses. If you have comments or questions about the information emerging on this website, please contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

A Heart for God

Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig is the guest speaker in chapel on Tuesday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Learn About the WASL

Come learn more about Washington state's controversial Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test on Tuesday, May 15, at 1 p.m. in Hill Hall Lounge. Join Urban Involvement for a conversation with Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg about his innovative SPU-sponsored WASL-prep program in operation at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle.

Faculty, Staff Invited to a Food “Fun Fest" in Gwinn Commons

Faculty and staff are invited to Fun Fest '07 in Gwinn Commons on Tuesday, May 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fun Fest features delicious party food and great prizes. Cash and points are accepted. Cost is $5.35 for faculty and staff with an SPU ID, and $7.15 for guests. The Gwinn Staff is looking forward to seeing you!

SPU Gospel Choir in Concert May 15

Don't miss the year-end concert featuring SPU's award-winning Gospel Choir on Tuesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The choir is directed by Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Newby. The concert is free and open to the public.

What Is Shapadooah?

A spring block party? A carnival? Come find out Thursday, May 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Martin Square. Shapadooah, sponsored by the SPU Student Union Board, features free food, live music, and much more. Students, faculty, and staff are invited.

March With the Norwegians

The SPU Nordic Club invites the SPU community to join them for the Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Ballard on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. This is the largest Norwegian parade outside of Norway! Following the parade, the club will host a year-end barbeque at Golden Gardens. Visit the website for all the details. More

Lingua's Unveiling May 21

SPU's student art magazine Lingua (formerly known as Second Essence) will be released at a special unveiling ceremony on Monday, May 21, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Center in First Free Methodist Church. Selected contributors from this year's journal will read their work, perform music, and display artwork. This event is free and open to the public.

SPU's Undergraduate Research Conference

SPU's fourth annual Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is Friday, May 18, in Otto Miller Hall. Dr. Rick Lindroth, professor of environmental studies at University of Wisconsin, will give the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. in Miller Hall 109. Student presentations and posters will run from 3 p.m to 9 p.m. The public is invited. For more information, call 206-281-2140.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert May 18

SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, located at 3200 Third Avenue West, adjacent to the SPU campus. SPU's Symphonic Wind Ensemble is a select group of wind and percussion players conducted by SPU music faculty member Gerry Jon Marsh. This event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, call 206-281-2411.

Retirement Reception for Martha Worcester

The School of Health Sciences cordially invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Martha Worcester, associate professor of nursing and director of the Nurse Practitioner Pathway, on Friday, May 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Science Building Lobby. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Art Auction to Support Africa Clean Water Project

A wide range of artwork from local and student artists will be sold in a silent auction at the SPU Art Gallery on Friday, May 18, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. All proceeds go towards Maji Mazuri, a student-led effort to get clean water to Africa. Please come and enjoy live music and desserts. If you are interested in donating artwork, contact as soon as possible.

Bike-to-Work Day Is May 18

Frustrated with driving? Missed the bus again? Want to find a better way to get to your work? Why not try riding your bike? It's fun, easy, healthy, and contagious! The Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation is sponsoring the annual Starbucks Bike-to-Work Day, Friday, May 18. From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on May 18, more than 35 bicycle-commuter stations throughout Puget Sound will be open for bike riders to stop and pick up free water bottles, snacks, maps, bicycle commuting information, or get a free bike checkup. Enter the Starbuck Bike-to-Work Day raffle and have your bike spot-checked for free by bike-shop station sponsors. Many shops have substantial discount offers for participants throughout the month. This year there is an interactive station map. For more information and the complete list of bike-to-work stations, visit the website. More

SPU Jazz Ensemble Concert, Dinner at The Triple Door

SPU's Jazz Ensemble will perform at The Triple Door in Seattle on Sunday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Director Bill Park will join jazz artist and Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Michael Newby for an evening of dinner and jazz. The concert features a collection of modern big band and traditional jazz favorites. The Triple Door is located at 216 Union Street in downtown Seattle. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by calling 206-838-4333.

Time to Make a Fall/Winter Reservation at Camp Casey

Full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff: Now is the time to submit your request for a fall/winter weekend at Camp Casey. June 1 is the deadline for placing your online request to stay at one of the Victorian-style officers' houses on Whidbey Island, September 14-January 31. These turn-of-the-century houses were once a part of the coastal military fortress known as Fort Casey. They are available for your personal vacation for a nominal booking fee of $35. The fee includes a weekend house rental for you and your guests, the use of our gym, the beach, and other amenities at the conference center. When you make your request, please indicate five different dates. Results will be available by June 15. This is a wonderful opportunity for your family and friends to enjoy a memorable weekend in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, and explore Coupeville and Port Townsend. Please direct any questions to Maralie Johnson, administrative assistant at Casey Conference Center, at, or call 866-661-6604. To see photos and to register, visit the Camp Casey website. More

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. On Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m., the guest is Dr. Bryan Burton talking about “Lewis on Sexual Purity." These events are free, but reservations are required. Visit the website for more information. More

What's New on iTunes U? Koenig, SBE Video, and Maddox

Recent Features
A Fall from Grace Part 2: The Grace Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig examines 2 Samuel 12 and the grace God extends to David after he commits the sin of adultery with Bathsheba. April 24, 2007. (20:31)

2007 SBE New Majors Dessert. This SPU School of Business and Economics video introduces new majors to educational, financial, social, and career opportunities available through the school as they pursue their degree. April 17, 2007. (10:40)

SPU Classics
C.S. Lewis on Hope for the Whole Creation: Do Dogs, Cats, and Even Iguanas Go to Heaven? Professor of Wesleyan Theology Randy Maddox examines C.S. Lewis' case for animal salvation. January 17, 2002. (1:05:00)

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“The light colored one's name is ‘Farah,' and she's 5 years old. She enjoys stretching on the floor to show off her pink belly. Another favorite pastime involves lying on and patting crinkly paper. She is most happy when visitors, especially kids and dogs, are around. She gets as close to them as possible in hopes of a pet or a tummy rub. The black one is ‘Ashby Little Guy,' but we usually call him by just one of his three names. He turned two year old on April 13. He enjoys following his person from room to room, and watching every activity intently. Favorite pastimes include spiders, window gazing at the leaves, pushing things off the counter, taking naps in the sink, and sparring with Farah." Laura Lundahl, grant writer, Corporate Foundations and Major Gifts. This is Ashby. Select the link for a photo of Farah. 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, May 17. The next bulletin will be published Monday, May 21.


Hefner, Englehorn, Englund, and Caddell Receive Honors

At the recent President's Recognition program, two faculty members and two staff members received awards. The Associated Students of Seattle Pacific named Associate Professor of Nursing Ruby Englund and Associate Professor of Sociology David Caddell as “Co-Professors of the Year." Administrative Assistant in the College of Arts and Science Kathy Hefner received the Oral V. Hembry Non-Exempt Staff Person of the Year Award, and Director of Campus Ministries Tami Anderson Englehorn received the Exempt Staff Person of the Year Award. Also honored were faculty and staff who have served at SPU for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years.

Retiring Faculty Member Ruby Englund

Associate Professor of Nursing Ruby Englund retires this year, more than 40 years after accepting a position in the then newly formed School of Health Sciences. She was named a 2007 “Professor of the Year" by the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific. Noted for her ability to work with beginning students, the former King County Nurse of the Year created the innovative “Nursing Camp" to encourage high school students to consider a career in nursing. She was named the Ivy Honorary's “Top Prof" in 1996, and also received the Burlington Northern Outstanding Teacher Award.

Retiring Faculty Member Ken Moore

Professor of Biology Ken Moore retires this year after 22 years at SPU. Legendary for his enthusiastic presentations of anatomy and physiology, the 1987 “Professor of the Year" led SPU's pre-med and pre-health career advising program from an ad-hoc process to one of the most successful in the country. As a result, he retires with the number of pre-health students more than double from what it was eight years ago.

Retiring Faculty Member Martha Worcester

Associate Professor of Nursing Martha Worcester retires after 18 years of dedicated service in the School of Health Sciences. Professor Worcester helped develop and direct the successful nurse practitioner pathway, one of the many graduate nursing programs. She also secured full grant funding to help students focus on serving the needs of elderly populations. She has served on various SPU committees, including chair of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Affairs.

Fitch Elected President of Pre-Med Advisors Organization

Associate Professor of Biology Cindy Fitch was recently elected to serve as president of the Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. Her term runs until 2009. This is one of four regional advisors associations which merge together as the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

Nienhuis Publishes Book

David Nienhuis, assistant professor of New Testament studies, has published a book titled Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon.(Baylor University Press). The book traces the historical development of the collection of non-Pauline letters and makes an argument about the role it is meant to play for Christian readers.

Edwards, Weekes Publish Book Chapter

Scott Edwards, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy (MFT), and Erica Weekes, 2006 graduate of the MFT program, published a chapter titled "Connecting Spaces: Experiential Encounters for Families" in The Therapist's Notebook (Vol. 2), L. Hecker and C. Sori (eds.), Haworth Press, 2007. The chapter describes an experiential intervention used by both authors in therapy sessions, and considerations for use by other therapists.

Bikos, Students Present at Western Psychological Association

Lynette Bikos, associate professor of clinical psychology, and doctoral students Michael Klemmens, Leigh Randa, Alyson Barry, Thomas Bore, Renee Gibbs, and Julia Kocheleva presented a poster titled "Sojourn Abroad: Adjustment Experiences of Missionaries and Humanitarian Aid Workers" at the Western Psychological Association meeting in Vancouver, B.C., on May 4.

Welcome, Nika

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Nika Jacobs as the records assistant in Facility and Project Management.


Nelson on KOMO-TV

Professor of Biology and Director of the Blakely Field Station Tim Nelson appeared on KOMO-TV (Channel 4) in a news story on April 10. The story was about masses of green algae washing ashore. The state of Washington was debating whether to spend money removing the algae, and Nelson commented on what caused these excessive blooms.

Parrott, Edwards Quoted in Seattle P-I

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott and Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Scott Edwards were quoted in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on May 11 about the declining rates of marriage and divorce in Washington state. Read the story online. More


Longtime BOT Member Dies

Longtime SPU Board of Trustee member and alumnus Bernard “Bud" Hansen '50 died May 2. He faithfully served as a Board of Trustee member for 33 years, 15 of those years as secretary. He also served as president of the SPU Alumni Association. With his wife, and alumna Ruth Denison Hansen ཮, he organized countless Alumni Weekends at Camp Casey and helped with many of the major initiatives on campus. Their daughter, Lynne Hall, is the assistant to the vice president of University Advancement, and their granddaughter, Ashley Barrett, is an administrative assistant in Annual Giving. On May 10, The Seattle Times featured a story about Hansen. More

Welcome, Bjorn!

Bjorn Paul Peterson was born early in the morning on March 31 to Lindsey Peterson, office manager and events coordinator for the School of Business and Economics, and her husband, Jon. Bjorn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Select the link for a larger picture of Bjorn. More


Faculty Positions

Lilly SERVE Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
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 Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Instructor or Assistant Professor of Sociology
Instructor of Spanish
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

Administrative Assistant, Athletics
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Trainer (10-months), Athletics
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Communications Specialist/etc Editor, University Communications
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Office Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Residence Life Coordinator (Female/Traditional Hall), 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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