Monday, March 24, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


CPY Doctoral Students Matched to National Internships

Clinical psychology doctoral students participated in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers national match to internship earlier this month and obtained outstanding results. Twelve students were matched out of 13 national applicants and 16 overall applicants (three applied locally or regionally only). The list of sites where SPU students were matched included some of the most competitive and high-quality programs in the country. In the aggregate, the programs that accepted SPU students received 1,044 applications and accepted only 74 interns. Eighty-three percent of SPU students were matched to their first-ranked program, compared to 48 percent nationally. The internship sites included the schools of medicine at Duke and Baylor; Veterans Administration hospitals in Topeka, Kansas; Lyons, New Jersey; and Tacoma, Washington; university counseling centers at the University of Washington, University of San Diego, and Central Washington University; City of Hope National Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California; and Bexar County Juvenile Probation in Texas. One intern was commissioned as a captain at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Congratulations!

“Day of Discovery" Re-Broadcasts Documentary on DeShazer

A three-part documentary, “From Vengeance to Forgiveness: Jake DeShazer's Extraordinary Journey" will be rebroadcast on the cable network ion-TV, March 30, April 6, and 13. The documentary by RBC Ministry is about SPU alumnus and World War II Doolittle Raider Jake DeShazer '48, who died on March 15. After the famous Tokyo Raid in April 1942, DeShazer was captured and held as a prisoner of war for 40 months. After the war, he returned to Japan as a missionary. “Day of Discovery" is seen every Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. on ion-TV, and many network affiliate stations. For times and stations in your area, visit the website for station listings. More

Weight Watchers Program Begins Apr. 1

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus April 1 and runs through June 3. It's a terrific program for successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. for one hour. The location is still to be determined. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Leigh Hopkins, Campus Program Coordinator in Student Programs, at 206-281-2689 or

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

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students during the first five days of Spring Quarter on a first come, first served basis. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Spring 2008 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Faculty or staff who work with students in these situations are welcome to encourage them to drop in for a brief meeting. Drop-ins will take place Wednesday, March 26, through Tuesday April 1. Drop-in hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling Office in Demaray Hall 120.

“Reconciled: A Gospel Symphony" on March 30

SPU's Gospel Choir and Wind Symphony will perform 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, performs two concerts featuring 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

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!

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures Mar. 24-28

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, but not bicyclists or pedestrians, from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, March 24-28. The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems. SDOT's contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to Nickerson Street and Fourth Avenue North) every 20 to 30 minutes.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here are some photos of the new puppy in our family, my dad's 3-month-old Norwegian elkhound, ‘Janors Nina of Camano Island' – or just ‘Nina.' She is adorable and smart to boot. Although she is a moose-hound by breed (‘elg' in Norwegian is “moose," not elk), she hasn't decided if she is also a retriever and water-dog. As a retired college professor, my dad would be tickled pink to have the new love of his life grace the Faculty/Staff Bulletin!" Heidi Monroe, instructor of nursing. Select the link for a picture of Nina and Heidi's dad. More

We Still 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 27. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, March 31.


Retirement Reception for Tom Asmus

Casey Conference Center Site Manager Tom Asmus is retiring after 12 years of dedicated service and care of the Casey campus. A retirement reception honoring Tom will be held Friday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. in Garrison Hall at the Fort Casey Inn on the Casey campus. If you are unable to come to the reception, you are encouraged to contact Tom directly to wish him the best.


Lemcio's Letter to Editor Published

A letter to the editor written by Professor of New Testament Eugene Lemcio appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on March 19. More

McPherson and Her Dog “Wimsey" Featured on

Web Editor and Response Contributing Editor Hope McPherson and her dog, “Wimsey," were featured in an online story on about pets and their blogs. The story includes a picture of Wimsey at the computer. The author of the article is former Response Assistant Editor Sarah Jio. More


DeShazer Dies at 95

Jacob DeShazer, one of SPU's most famous alumni and one of the last World War II Doolittle Raiders, died March 15 at the age of 95. His obituary appeared in The New York Times on March 23. More


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
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/Full 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

Administrative Assistant (.8), Humanities
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (.8), Residence Life
Assistant Director for Research and Systems, Advancement Services
Custodian II, Facility Management
Gift Planning Officer, University Advancement
Mail Clerk-Processing, Mailing and Coping Services
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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