Monday, June 25, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Bridge Evening Closures Continue This Week

The Fremont Bridge will be closed to ALL traffic (vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians) June 26-28, beginning at 9 p.m. each night and ending around 6 a.m. the following day. A shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists will be provided during the closures from 8:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. For more information, visit the website. More

SPU Musicians Available to Visit Your Church

Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's rhythm and vocal ensemble comprised of 10 student singers and instrumentalists. The group chooses music from the best of contemporary Christian music and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Members regularly perform at churches and private schools throughout greater Seattle. The group is now accepting bookings after October 7. For more information on Unlimited, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Kyle Feldman at 206-281-2933 or visit the website. More

SPU's Drama Troupe Available to Visit Your Church

The University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, perform original dramas in churches and private schools. The Players are known for their dramatic excellence and theological richness and have performed all over the country. Their programs engage the audience by exploring conflicts and difficult issues that everyone faces in daily life. The group is now accepting bookings after October 22. For more information on the University Players, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Kyle Feldman at 206-281-2933 or visit the website. More

Database of Local Churches

The Office Human Resources would like your help in developing a database of Seattle-area churches to use in future staff recruiting efforts. You can help by providing your church contact information to Employment Manager Kathleen Abbott at 206-281-2591 or

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

What's New on SPU's iTunes U? Braxton, Gallagher, and Ruth Graham

Recent Features
"Turning the World Upside Down". Minister Leslie Braxton expounds upon Acts 8, challenging students to boldly serve as a witness for Christ. April 25, 2007. (44:00)

“Lost" in a Good Story. Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan Gallagher takes a look at the TV series “Lost" and our own Christian story. November 14, 2006. (39:55)

SPU Classics
"Crusade". The late Ruth Graham shares stories about her personal life and fields a variety of questions from faculty, staff, and students. May 12, 1976. (28:09)

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

New Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines for Summer

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, July 5. The next bulletin will be published Monday, July 9.


Causey Wins SPU's Excellence in Teaching Award

Adjunct faculty member Virginia Causey was awarded SPU's “Adjunct of 2007" in the College of Arts and Science for excellence in teaching. She has been teaching at SPU for 10 years in the metal arts program.

Nice Wins “Admissions Officer of the Year" Award

Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jobe Nice won the “Admissions Officer of the Year" award given by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. The award was for “exemplary service." Congratulations, Jobe!

Brann Wins “Rookie of the Year" Award

Admission counselor Kim Brann received the “Rookie of the Year" award for the Northwest region of North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). Admissions professionals at each member school in the Northwest region (which includes Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) were invited to nominate their peers. The NACCAP board selected the winner. Congratulations, Kim!

Sink's Article Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Chris Sink, professor of school counseling and psychology, recently published an article in the Journal of Research on Christian Education. The article, titled "Spiritual Formation in Christian School Counseling Programs," advocates for Christian school counselors to be more directly engaged in student spiritual formation. Sink is the first author and Richard Cleveland, a graduate from the School Counseling program and a school counselor at Woodside Elementary School in Everett, is the second author. Julian Stern, a colleague from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, served as the third author.

Fritzberg Receives Grant

Greg Fritzberg, professor of education, recently received a $20,000 grant from Washington Mutual to work with students at Chief Sealth High School who are at risk of failing the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL). This is the third year WAMU has funded this project.

Eppler Publishes Chapter

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Christie Eppler, associate professor of school counseling, is first author of a chapter in the recently published The Therapist's Notebook II: Homework, Handouts & Activities for Use in Psychotherapy. The chapter is titled, "Using Cinema Therapy to Facilitate Discussion in the Post-Divorce Family."

Lustyk Serves on Expert Panel

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk recently served on an expert panel on women's health issues. Along with health care providers and scholars from around the world, Lustyk shared her expertise on methodologies needed to appropriately study patient-reported outcomes in women with premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Hitchcock Presents at CSU

On June 22, Associate Director of Alumni Relations Kathy Hitchcock participated on a panel with other California State University alumni and advancement professionals to discuss “The Integration of Alumni Relations and Advancement Programs." The event took place at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Also on the panel was Robert Gunsalus, former director of development at SPU and now the vice president of advancement at Humboldt State.

Lundahl Selected as Federal Reviewer

The U.S. Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, has selected Laura Lundahl as a federal reviewer for the Street Outreach Program grant review scheduled for July 7-13, in Washington D.C. Lundahl is a grant writer in the Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Major Gifts. Lundahl is an award-winning writer who has been at SPU for four months. She brings seven years of nonprofit development experience to the federal panel. She has experience reviewing and allocating applications for private funding, and reviewing and allocating United Way requests for funding. As federal reviewer, Lundahl will make recommendations to a national advisory council or board. Congratulations, Laura!

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found in SPU's online white pages.
Yohannes Abasseran, maintenance mechanic in Building Maintenance
Kate Carlson, administrative assistant in Athletics
Shauna Jacobs, office coordinator in Student Financial Services


Spina Quoted in Seattle Times

Professor of Scriptures Frank Spina was quoted in a June 17 front page story in the Seattle Times titled “I Am Both Muslim and Christian." The story profiled an Episcopal priest who says she embraces both religions. Read the story online. More

Rand Quoted in Byte and

Senior Systems Analyst Phil Rand was quoted in a recent edition of the online publication Byte and Rand comments on the latest version of NetBackup. 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, Academic Affairs
Administrative Assistant, Business and Planning
Administrative Assistant, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Admissions and Academic Counseling Office Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions Counselor I, Undergraduate Admissions
Communications Specialist/etc Editor, University Communications
CIS Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
Coordinator of Global Involvement, John Perkins Center
Director of Center for Learning, Student Life
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Office Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Periodicals Technician, University Library
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Transfer Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
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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