Monday, October 8, 2007 Seattle Pacific University


Rob Wall in Chapel Tuesday

Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of scripture and Wesleyan studies, will speak in chapel on Tuesday, October 9, at 9:30 a.m. His topic is “Scripture and Experience."

Tickets on Sale Now for Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual “Sacred Sounds of Christmas" concert on Sunday, November 25, at 4 p.m. in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music during this memorable evening. Tickets are $17 and $20, and on sale now by calling Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or visiting the website at You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle.

Gamelan Concert October 12

Don't miss a free performance of SPU's Central Javanese gamelan on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. A gamelan is a percussion ensemble of 14 different instruments played communally, spanning six octaves and two scales. The concert will be directed by adjunct faculty member Michelle Doiron. For more information, call 206-281-2411.

Pacific Brass Works Concert October 18

The Pacific Brass Works, including SPU faculty member Brian Chin on trumpet, will perform a concert of American music on Thursday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. The concert is free.

“Hope" Art Show

The SPU art faculty is presenting a special exhibit titled “Hope" in conjunction with SPU's Day of Common Learning. The diverse exhibit features photography, paintings, sculptures, and more. The Art Center Gallery is located at 3 West Cremona Street. The exhibit runs until October 26. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–noon. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2079.

Nights of Worship

SPU's new worship events titled “Nights of Worship" feature speakers, worship leaders, and musicians from a variety of local churches for a multicultural, multigenerational, ecumenical experience. The first Night of Worship is Sunday, October 14, at 7 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

National Christian College Fair

High school students and their families are invited to attend the National Christian College Fair on Monday, October 22, 6-8:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. This SPU-hosted event includes representatives from more than 40 Christian colleges and universities. For more information, call 206-281-2021.

Camp Casey for Winter and Spring Retreats

Wouldn't it be great to bring your small group or your child's youth group to Camp Casey for a weekend? Close, affordable, and removed from urban distractions, Casey offers nicely heated buildings, meeting spaces, and lots of waterfront spaces to recreate. Call the Casey office toll-free at 866-661-6604 to find out what is available this winter and spring. For more information and to see photos of Camp Casey, visit The Fort Casey Inn, located next the Camp Casey, is also a great place for smaller retreats for your family, church leaders, or nonprofit groups. The Fort Casey Inn has nine Victorian homes for 2 to 30 guests. Visit the website for more information. More

Pet Photo Contest

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter a photo of your pet (or another animal photo you are proud to have taken) in an on-campus “Pet Photo Contest" sponsored by the student club AARF (Animals Are Really Fantastic). Photos will be on display in Weter lounge October 29 and 30. Judging will start at 4 p.m. on October 29. The entry fee is $5 per photo (cash only please), and all proceeds will benefit Old Dog Haven in Arlington, a dog hospice and senior dog placement program. Drop off entry forms and the fee at the SUB UNI-COM desk or Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. The closing date for entries is October 26. The grand prize is a free pass for a year to the Seattle Aquarium, and special cash prizes will be awarded in other categories (such as “Pet Halloween" photos). Show your pet pride, encourage the students, and support a good cause! To learn more about Old Dog Haven, visit the website. More

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.

Weight Watchers Group Starts Oct. 9

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus October 9 and runs through December 11. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. for an hour in Marston-Watson Classrooms 5 and 6. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Leigh Hopkins, assistant director of residence life, at 206-286-7169 or

What's New on iTunes U: Birch, Ekblad, Huffman

Recent Features
Locusts and Dreams. Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary Bruce Birch examines the Book of Joel, proclaiming that God's spirit enables us to dream dreams in the midst of life's challenges. March 1, 2005. (18:47)

With Liberty and Justice for Whom? Director of Tierra Nueva Bob Ekblad shares about his work with illegal immigrants and prisoners in Skagit Valley, Washington. April 29, 2003. (25:52)

SPU Classics
Christian Commitment Week: Living Life at Its Very Best (Part 1 of 3). Pastor John Huffman examines Colossians 3:1-17, challenging Christians to live a life of discipline so as to become the people God desires us to be. October 16, 1973. (39:55)

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

Apply for Parking Online

Faculty and staff can now apply for parking online. To update your vehicle information, apply for parking, or review your parking status, log into the Banner Information System and enter the “Parking Information and Application" menu. If you have any questions about parking or this system, contact Rebecca Taylor, parking and transportation coordinator, at 206- 281-2821 or

Pet Photo of the Week

“Dublin Kells (pictured to the right) is 17 months old, born on Norwegian Independence Day, May 17. He was my surprise 45th birthday present last year. Having never grown up with pets (I'm the oldest of five kids and my mother's statement was, ‘I gave you brothers and sisters instead!'), and not having any children, it was a total shock to fall so completely in love with a puppy so quickly. I had no idea! Guinness St. James (select the link to see a picture of Guinness and Dublin) turned 1 year old on September 23. We got him in December 2006 on the day the power went out all over Puget Sound. One week after bringing Dublin home, my husband, Ed, decided we needed another dog because our ‘sharing' Dublin wasn't working for him. The Irish names are because Ed is Irish, even though they are Tibetan dogs. Together they have turned our lives upside down for the better!" Ruth Adams, University Registrar. More

Send Us Some Pet Photos

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 photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Falcon Home Games This Month

Men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, and the men's and women's cross country teams face their opponents at home this month. Visit the Falcons online for game times and all the latest in Falcon sports. More

Community Forums

Check out the Community Forums available from the main SPU webpage. This is a great way for SPU community members to collaborate, share information, and exchange opinions and ideas. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Publication Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursday. 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, October 11. The next publication date is Monday, October 15.


MacDonald Resigns

“For 23 years, Frank MacDonald has masterfully promoted Seattle Pacific athletics. In his role as assistant athletic director and sports information director (SID), Frank has written thousands of press releases touting the stunning success of Falcon teams and individuals. His reputation as one of the best SIDs in the west garnered high respect from collegiate colleagues, especially from print and electronic media. Reporters frequently found a spot for Falcon stories because Frank's material was so good. With unparalleled respect for this gifted colleague, the Department of Athletics announces Frank's resignation. He will complete his final Falcon work day on Wednesday, October 10. On behalf of coaches, student-athletes, administrators, and countless fans, we say ‘thank you, Frank,' for sharing your exceptional abilities with us. You are a man of strong, but quiet Christian character and have modeled faithfulness in a profound way. God bless you and your family. We already miss you." Tom Box, athletics director.

Eigenbrood's Article Published

The School of Education has been informed that Associate Professor of Doctoral Education Rick Eigenbrood's article titled "Development of a Study-Skills Inventory for Middle School Students" has been published in Educational Theory and Practice International, a juried journal of the Russian Academy of Education in cooperation with partners at universities in Germany and Canada. Rick's co-author was David Owen, a graduate of the School of Education's doctoral program.

Lumpe's Articles Published

The School of Education is pleased to announce that Professor of Education Andrew Lumpe is the co-author of two articles accepted for publication. An article titled "The Influence of an Extensive Inquiry-Based Field Experience on Pre-Service Elementary Student Teachers' Science Teaching Beliefs" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Science Teacher Education. A second article titled "A Report on a College-Level Inquiry-Based Project in Science Education: Issues in Project and Evaluation Design" has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Issues in Education Research.

Sigars Presents at Conference

Adjunct music faculty member Julie Kae Sigars will present a workshop at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians conference in Dallas, Texas, October 17 – 20. Her workshop is "Where Two or More Are Gathered: The Blessings of Worship and Music in the Small Church." The workshop focuses on the theology and excitement of choir members becoming worship leaders and enabling the assembly's song. Other topics include discipleship in choirs, intergenerational choirs, and a focus on songs, hymns, and anthems that strengthen the assembly's understanding of worship.

More Poetry Honors for Maier

Jennifer Maier, associate professor of English, has won three more national and international accolades for her remarkable debut collection titled Dark Alphabet. The American Academy of Poets has named it one of "Ten Remarkable Books of 2006" (their annual top ten list) – and it was the only debut book by an author on their list. Dark Alphabet was also a finalist for the Washington State Book Award for Poetry this year. Additionally, Maier won a top international prize (the “New Letters Literary Award for Poetry") for her two poems "Hangman" and "A Puzzle," which are in Dark Alphabet. All this in addition to having her poem "Love at First Sight" featured by Garrison Keillor on his National Public Radio program "The Writer's Almanac" on September 14. Please join the English Department in congratulating our talented colleague Jennifer Maier!

Maybell to Give Keynote Address

Director of Student Counseling Center Steven Maybell will give the keynote address at the St. Luke's Center for Community Health's annual fall conference on October 26, in Hailey, Idaho. His topic is “Helping Kids Succeed in School and Life."


Wong, Braden, Students in Seattle P-I

Professor of Business Ethics Kenman Wong and Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden were quoted in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer story about students using laptops in the classroom. Accompanying the story was a photograph of students in Braden's classroom. Read the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
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, Noyce Scholarship Grant, Physics
Application Processing Assistant (temporary), Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Information Director, Athletics
Communications Specialist/Fundraising, University Communications
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Graphic Designer/Fundraising, University Communications
Loan and Collections Assistant, Student Financial Services
Maintenance Foreman, Building Maintenance
Multi-Skilled Trades (temporary), Casey Conference Center
Program Coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Records Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Security Officer I, Safety and Security
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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