Monday, March 17, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Grades Due Mar. 24

Winter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before March 24, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at so that she can roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636 or at

Puget Sound Blood Center Says “Thank You" to SPU

The Puget Sound Blood Center bloodmobile's recent visit to SPU registered 46 donors and collected 35 successful units of blood. These units have a potential to help 105 patients in Western Washington. The Puget Sound Blood Center would like to relay their thanks to SPU faculty, staff, and students for the real live-saving role they play in our community through blood donation. The next scheduled visit is Friday, April 4, and anyone who gave at the SPU blood drive in February will be eligible at that time.

Staff of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

Do you know a co-worker who “engages" the SPU vision – someone who exemplifies a grace-filled attitude, displays competence on the job, and models Christian character? If so, take a few minutes and submit your nominee for consideration. There are two categories for nominations – one for non-exempt staff (the Oral V. Hemry Award), and one for exempt staff. The staff members ultimately selected will each receive a $1,000 honorarium from the University, and be honored at the President's Spring Forum on May 6 in Brougham Pavilion. The online nomination form only takes a few minutes. The SPU Staff Council will do all the necessary follow up. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, April 15. More

“Reconciled: A Gospel Symphony" on March 30

SPU's Gospel Choir and Wind Symphony will perform on Sunday, March 30, at 5 p.m. at Seattle First Presbyterian Church, located at 1013 Eighth Avenue. This concert features original music by Instructor of Music and Wind Symphony Director Gerry Jon Marsh, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Gospel Choir Stephen Newby. “Reconciled" will feature a special guest appearance by Dr. John Perkins, international reconciliation advocate, SPU distinguished visiting professor, and founding partner with SPU in the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit the website. More

Thalia Symphony Concerts on March 30, April 4

Seattle Pacific's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, continues its 59th season with two concerts that feature Scandinavian music. The concerts are Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m., at Northshore Performing Arts Center, located at 18125 92nd Avenue NE in Bothell, and Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church, located at 3200 Third Avenue West, adjacent to campus. The concerts will feature Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' March from Karelia Suite, and the Northwest premiere of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's Symphony in C minor. Also performing is special guest pianist George Fiore, former director of the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Fiore will perform Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. Thalia Symphony is directed by SPU Professor of Music Eric Hanson. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, call the Thalia Box Office at 206-281-2048 or visit the website. More

What's New on iTunes U

During a chapel address on April 21, 1993, Professor of Music Eric Hanson commemorated the 25th anniversary of the 1968 “Prague Spring" and reflects on the lives of the people he has met during his travels in Europe. More

April Is “Student Employment Month"

April is recognized as "Student Employment Month" in the state of Washington. The Office of Student Employment Office needs your help recognizing committed and hardworking student employees. Please take a moment to acknowledge an outstanding student, relate a memorable experience, or describe the impact student employees make in your department. Send your responses to no later than March 19. Also, mark your calendar to attend the Student Employment Celebration on Tuesday, April 8, when we will celebrate our outstanding students!

Summer Reservations at Camp Casey

If you did not receive an offer for a summer stay at Camp Casey's faculty house, you are on the wait list. The Camp Casey Conference Center will call you if there are cancellations. If you have questions, contact Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at 866-661-6604.

Receive $75 by Completing Your Online Personal Health Manager

Employees and spouses covered by Premera now have access to a “Personal Health Manager" through WebMD. The easy-to-use, online Personal Health Assessment takes only 20-25 minutes to complete. Employees who complete the assessment prior to March 21 will receive $75. Results are immediate and you will receive an evaluation of your health, including an overall "wellness score," information about lifestyle health risks, suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate your lifestyle health risks, and a summary to share with your doctor, if you choose. Individual responses are not shared with SPU. Visit the Human Resources webpage under “WebMD Personal Health Assessment" for logon information. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“These photos are of our two dogs. We have an ‘empty nest,' so our dogs are our kids. Chase (see link below) was adopted from PAWS in 1997. He was almost a year old at the time, so he'll be 12 years old this summer. He is showing his age, but our newer addition keeps him young. The newer addition is an AKC registered yellow lab with the official name of Abby Angel (photo on the right). Abby is 3 years old but still manages to fit in her puppy bed and loves to play." Becky Kinard, records processing coordinator in Undergraduate Admissions, and Frank Kinard, manager of Mail and Copying Services. Select the link for a photo of Chase. More

We REALLY Need 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 (and they don't have to be a cat or dog!) including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

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, March 20. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, March 24.


Woodward Presents Paper on Lincoln

2009 marks the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Two years later begins the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Kicking off the forthcoming commemorations, Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) has opened a major exhibit titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War." In connection with the exhibit, MOHAI hosted a conference on February 23 on “The Civil War in the Pacific Northwest." Professor of History Bill Woodward presented a paper, “San Juan Island, not San Juan Hill: All Quiet on the (North)Western Front during the Civil War." He recounted three significant but long-forgotten stories: the British-American standoff on San Juan Island; the recruiting of volunteers to backfill departed regulars guarding settlers and emigrants against Indian resistance to white incursions; and the mounting of the first coastal defense guns at the mouth of the Columbia. Bill urges you to see the exhibit, the focus of which remains relevant to the 21st century, before it closes on April 20.

Capp Adjudicates Music Competition

Myrna Capp, adjunct faculty in music, adjudicated for the Lake Union Music Educators Solo and Ensemble event at Roosevelt High School on March 8. Myrna also was the author of an article in the March issue of The Clarion, the official bulletin of the Washington State Music Teachers Association. The title was “Pedagogy: The Pianist's Soul."

Medina in Harvard Business Review, Education Week

A review of John Medina' new book, Brain Rules, appeared in the March 12 edition of Education Week. John is the director of the SPU's Brain Center for Applied Learning Research. One of John's principles featured in his book, “exercise boosts brain power," was selected as a “Breakthrough Idea for 2008" by the Harvard Business Review.


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in History
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management
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

Accounting Technician II, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (.8), Residence Life
Assistant Director for Research and Systems, Advancement Services
Custodian II, Facility Management
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Assistant/Contract Coordinator (.2), School of Health Sciences
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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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