Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF Consultants on Campus

Fidelity Investments and 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. Consultations with TIAA/CREF are scheduled for June 11 and 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. You can schedule an appointment at the TIAA/CREF website at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc. (Be sure to select “SUBMIT" to receive a confirmation of your appointment, or call tollfree 877-209-3142, option 4.) Consultations with Fidelity Investments will be Monday, June 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can schedule an appointment with Fidelity by calling 800-642-7131. Don't miss the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, June 12, for fun, food, give-aways, and lots of information regarding benefits.

Senior Art Projects on Display

SPU's Art Center Gallery is featuring the works by graduating seniors in art, May 29-June 9. The gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street, is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Costume Hats for Sale

The SPU Theatre Department is holding a vintage hat sale Wednesday, May 30, 3-7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located in lower McKinley Hall. More than 100 vintage hats in excellent condition will be on sale, ranging from $2-$10. All proceeds go to the SPU Theatre Department. Pick one up for yourself or your friends.

Kim Gilnett to Speak on C.S. Lewis at Staff Forum May 31

Kim Gilnett, marketing associate in fine arts and recognized C.S. Lewis scholar, will give a presentation titled “C.S. Lewis: The Man and His Message" on Thursday, May 31, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the SPU Staff Forum in the Library Seminar Room. Kim will have just returned from a visit to The Kilns, Lewis's former residence in England, where he has spent considerable time assisting in the restoration of the beloved author's home. SPU staff members are encouraged to attend the forum and hear Kim's update on The Kilns and his insights on Lewis. Interested faculty members are welcome, too.

Retirement Reception for Ruby Englund

The School of Health Sciences cordially invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Ruby Englund, associate professor of nursing, on Wednesday, May 30, 3-5 p.m. in the Science Building Lobby. Refreshments will be served.

Farewell Reception for Linda Wagner

The Office of Student Life invites you to join us in saying goodbye and thank you to Linda Wagner, director of the Center for Learning, for her many years of service to SPU. A reception for Linda will be held Thursday, June 7, 3-5 p.m. in the Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall.

SPFC Research Conference May 29

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community will host its third annual research conference on Tuesday, May 29, in the Fine Center at First Free Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students from undergraduate psychology, marriage and family therapy, and graduate clinical psychology will present their research. The conference also includes a lecture by Dr. Jeri Hepworht on “Personal Reflections of a Medical Family Therapist: Integration of Clinical, Faith, and Community Life." More

Percussion Ensemble in Concert

The SPU Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The ensemble, conducted by adjunct music faculty member Dan Adams, is comprised of ethnic drums, mallets, keyboards, and other instruments. This event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

Immigration Forum

Seattle's Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador will give a presentation in forum on Thursday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The presentation examines the political and economic forces that have contributed to poverty and inequality in Latin America, and offers personal testimonies of recent immigrants.

Student Fashion and Interior Design Showcase

Fashion and interior design students display their final projects at the annual showcase at First Free Methodist Church on Thursday May 31, 4-7 p.m. This event includes dresses, portfolios, displays, a slide show, plus food, and music.

Athletic Awards Banquet

The annual Falcon banquet honoring this year's sports teams and athletes is Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Tickets are required. Call the Athletics Office for more information at 206-281-2085.

Thalia Symphony in Concert

Thalia Symphony, orchestra-in-residence at SPU, will complete its 58th season Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to the SPU campus. The repertoire includes Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and selections from Wagner's “Ring des Nibelungen." General admission is $15, and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 206-281-2048. The Thalia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor of Music Eric Hanson, was founded in 1948 and includes local and SPU musicians.

Visual Communication Senior Portfolio Night

Graphic design portfolios by seniors in the visual communications program will be on display on Thursday, May 31, 7-9 p.m. in the Science Building lobby. Students will be on hand to answer questions about their work and the program.

SPU Choirs in Concert

SPU's choirs will perform Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The SPU's Men's Choir is directed by Vernon Wicker, the Women's Choir is directed by Neil Lieurance, and the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers are directed by David Anderson. This event is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.

Recommend an Outstanding Graduate

“This is my annual request for names of SPU's outstanding students from this year's graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to local media outlets and highlighted on the SPU home page. Please send me the name(s) of the students and two or three sentences as to why the student is outstanding. I'll need more information than ‘top student in class.' Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, are involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, or did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! I will then follow up with the student and get permission to use his or her profile. Please send me information by email at tcnorlen@spu.edu as soon as possible." Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager.

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 maraliej@spu.edu, or call 866-661-6604. To see photos and to register, visit the Camp Casey website. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is Ed White, our kitten who was abandoned in the fall and whom we adopted along with his sister. Ed now has two pet mice, Thelma and Louise. Here's a picture of Ed guarding them." Kathleen Braden, professor of geography. Select the link for a larger picture of Ed on duty. 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, May 31. The next bulletin will be published Monday, June 4. The bulletin will begin a summer schedule on June 14. Publication will be every other week.


Grauf-Grounds Publishes in The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Claudia Grauf-Grounds and former student, Audrey Buckton, published an article out of her collaborative health care research titled "Patterns of Conversation Between Clergy and Their Parishioners and Referral to Other Professionals." The article in the Spring-Summer 2007 edition of The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling highlights how pastors frequently talk with parishioners about psychosocial and physical health issues, and sometimes refer but rarely collaborate with other professionals. Grauf-Grounds is the chair of the marriage and family therapy department.

Mvududu Presents at Conference

Nyaradzo Mvududu, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, recently gave a presentation titled "Do You Speak Statistics? Lessons From Language Acquisition" at the second biannual U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics.

Thoburn, Students Present at Western Psychological Association

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn, along with clinical psychology doctoral students Jake Bentley and Zeba Ahmad, presented the poster, "Combat-Related Polytrauma and Its Impact on the Families of Veterans" at the annual conference of the Western Psychological Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 5.

Marshall Presents With Alumna at APS Convention

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall co-authored a poster with SPU alumna Katie Van Loo ག that was presented at the American Psychological Society annual convention in Washington, D.C., on May 24. The poster was titled “Ethnic Identity Moderates Emotional Reactions to Ethnic-Linked Failure."

Craft Presents With Colleague at WPA Convention

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Psychology Baine Craft presented a poster with colleague from Pacific University in Oregon. The research poster was titled “Reliability Generalization: Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ)," and was presented at the Western Psychological Association annual convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 5.


Sharpe, Young Alumni Council in University Business

Associate Director of Alumni Laila Sharpe and SPU's Young Alumni Council were mentioned in an article in University Business magazine about the growing number of young alums and the creative ways alumni offices are reaching out to them. Read the article online. More


Welcome, Jolene

Web editor and Response online contributing editor, Hope McPherson, welcomed 7-year-old Jolene Joy on April 4. Jolene's adoption will be finalized in the next few months. The picture to the right shows Jolene with a new stuffed bunny rabbit and a very real Jack Russell terrier named Wimsey. Welcome, Jolene! Select the link to see Jolene in a new dress with Bunter the cat. More

Sharpe, SPU Norwegian Club Participate in Norwegian Constitution Day Parade

Associate Director of Alumni Laila Sharpe, alumna and the current Miss Washington Kristen Eddings '06, and the SPU Norwegian Club participated in the annual Syttende Mai Day parade in Ballard. Select the link for a larger picture of Laila and Kristen. 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 website 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
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
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
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 Employment Manager Kathleen Abbott at 206-281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

Volume #34, Issue #21 | Published by: University Communications

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