Friday, June 1, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Graduate Hooding Ceremony June 8

The annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony is Friday, June 8, at 8:45 a.m. in Martin Square. After the ceremony, students and faculty will process and participate in the Ivy Cutting ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Tiffany Loop. For more information, visit the Commencement website. More

Ivy Cutting June 8

Hundreds of graduating students and SPU faculty members don their academic garb and assemble in Tiffany Loop for SPU's annual Ivy Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. SPU offices will be closed beginning at 9:20 a.m. so that staff members can attend. After a brief formal ceremony, each graduate receives a sprig of ivy. The ceremony, a part of SPU graduation rites since 1922, represents both the student's tie to SPU and the independence that comes with graduation. Light refreshments follow for graduates, parents, and faculty in Tiffany Loop.

Baccalaureate Service June 8

The annual Baccalaureate service, an informal worship time shared by graduates and their families, friends, and professors, will be held Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. This event does not require tickets and is open to all.

Commencement June 9

SPU will hold its Commencement exercises Saturday, June 9, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Qwest Field, 800 Occidental Avenue South, in Seattle. More than 1,000 students will graduate, including 855 undergraduates, 259 graduate students, and 41 doctoral students. The year's Commencement speakers are graduating seniors Adekemi Adeyemi and Carly Simonson. For more information, visit the Commencement website. More

Summer Camp for Runners

The Falcon Running Camp will host runners of all ages at SPU's Casey campus on Whidbey Island, July 22-27. The camp is directed by Doris Heritage, SPU head cross country coach and Hall of Fame long-distance runner. Runners will learn about schedule building, mental preparation, injury prevention, nutrition, strength and flexibility training, and much more. Runners will also enjoy the miles of wooded trails, open fields, and beaches. Cost is $360, and space is limited. For more information, visit the website. More

Summer Institute for Artists, Writers

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, is an annual conference on the relationship between art and religious faith. This year's them is “God of the Desert: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Through the Prism of Art." Classes at “The Glen" are led by nationally known authors and artists, and small class sizes allow the faculty to pay close attention to each participant. The workshop will be held July 29–August 5 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Now published at SPU, Image is one of America's leading literary and arts journals, and explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art. More

Youth Sports Camps

This summer, SPU will offer youth sports camps in soccer, basketball, volleyball, running, track and field, and gymnastics. The camps are led by Falcon coaches and emphasize individual and team fundamental skills. Players are divided by age and ability so that each can compete at his or her own level. For registration and other information, visit the website. More

Fremont Bridge Construction Ending

All four lanes are open again on the Fremont Bridge. With the end to major construction that began in May 2006, the bridge also reopened to large trucks, and King County Metro Service across the bridge has resumed. Occasional weekend and evening closures will happen through Summer 2008.

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 (Be sure to select “SUBMIT" to receive a confirmation of your appointment, or call toll free 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.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Senior Art Projects on Display

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

Farewell Reception for Linda Wagner June 7

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.

What's New on SPU's iTunes U? Maleng, Dearborn, and Murphy

Recent Features
Stories of Faith and Public Service. The late King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng shares how his Christian faith informed his decision making in the case of mass murderer Green River killer Gary Ridgway. October 26, 2004. (22:33)

A Reconciling Community. Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn and her husband, former SPU Dean of Chapel Tim Dearborn, discuss the need for Christians to be deeply involved in the process of being reconciled to God and other people. February 15, 2007. (58:44)

SPU Classics
Integrity in the Christian Church, Former SPU Provost Bruce Murphy challenges the SPU community to develop a real passion for God and for the world. September 20, 1995. (20:17)

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

Pet Photo of the Week

“Scout is my Brussels/Griffon/Chihuahua mix puppy. At 1-and-a-half years old and full grown, he is a delightful companion who takes the job of giving unconditional love quite seriously. His other job is helping people remove their socks, even if they do not request it. We spend time outdoors together, which improves my health and morale. He is named after my favorite character in To Kill a Mockingbird. Sharon Hartnett, associate professor of education. Select the link for another photo of Scout. More

Pet Photo of the Week on Summer Break

“A big thanks to all pet lovers for your wonderful photos! We've had very few repeats in two years of photo submissions. We're going to take a break for the summer." Tracy Norlen, editor, Fac/Staff Bulletin.

New Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines for Summer

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, June 7. The next bulletin will be published Monday, June 11. Beginning June 11, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer.


Feldman Publishes Chapter

A chapter written by Professor of Art Roger Feldman was published in the book It Was Good Making Art to the Glory of God, published by Square Halo Books this spring. The chapter, titled "The Point of Mass," references parallels between elements and principles of design and Christian realities. Image journal editor Greg Wolfe also contributed a chapter to the same book.

Veltri Completes M.E.

Congratulations to Jenny Veltri, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, on the completion of her masters in education for education leadership and policy studies in higher education from the University of Washington. Jenny did her internship for her degree at SPU's Center for Learning.

Webb, Doctoral Student Present at WPA Convention

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Marcia Webb, along with clinical doctoral student Amelia Holder, presented the poster "Parent-Child Bond and Negative Automatic Thoughts as Mediated by Self-Competence" at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, in May

Worcester Named KCNA “Shining Star"

Associate Professor of Nursing Martha Worcester was honored with a “Shining Star" award at the annual meeting of the King County Nurses Association on May 16.


SPU Alumnus Featured in Seattle P-I

Nathan Ellis '06 was featured in a front page story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on May 31 about college graduates one year after graduation. Read the story online. More

Graduate Student's Op-Ed in Everett Herald

An opinion piece about the need for a worldwide effort to fight infectious diseases written by SPU graduate student Meghan McCourt was recently published in The Herald, (Everett, Washington). McCourt is a graduate student in industrial/organizational psychology. Read the story online. 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
Administrative Assistant, Finance
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Trainer (10-months), Athletics
Communications Specialist/etc Editor, University Communications
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
Coordinator of Global Involvement, John Perkins Center
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Administration and University Relations
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Office Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Periodicals Technician, University Library
Residence Life Coordinator (Female/Traditional Hall), Residence Life
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Senior Designer, Response magazine Designer, University Communications
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Undergraduate Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
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

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