Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


SPU''s United Way Campaign a Big Success

Thank you for your support of this year''s SPU United Way campaign! Our number of donors and amount given were up significantly from last year. This is one more tangible way we can help to change our world. To encourage online giving, we held a drawing for a new Zune music player for all donors who gave online. The winner was Chris Cotton, helpdesk manager in Computer and Information Systems. Congratulations, Chris!

Fiscal Year-end Reminder: Stationery Orders

If your department needs to order SPU stationery in the fiscal year 2007-08, the order must be placed by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7. This will ensure delivery and invoicing by June 27. Memo pads are processed on the last Tuesday of each month, so memo pad orders placed in June will not be delivered until July 7. If you have questions, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications, at hmcpherson@spu.edu.

Nursing Students Community Partnership Project Presentations

Nursing student presentations about their community health projects will take place Thursday, May 29, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Bertona Classroom 4. Nursing students worked with community agencies to promote good health. Presentation topics include Healthy Congregations Project, Centering Pregnancy, Multicultural Health Education, Integrating Health and Nutrition, Women''s Wellness Day, Taking Care of Your Health, Assessment & Intervention, Don''''t Be Scared ... Get Prepared, Good News About Fall Prevention, and health education with seventh graders.

Student Fashion Show and Fundraiser: Gas Masks, Stilettos, and Designer Jeans

A student organized charity fashion show that tells the story of fashion on a political, international, and personal level will be held Saturday, May 31, 6-9 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Themes of military power, environment, protest and awareness, and culture will be illustrated through original student designs, borrowed costumes, props, video presentation, and live music. A silent auction and ticket sales will help raise funds for Dress for Success, a nonprofit organization that provides professional clothing and career-development classes to low-income women, and the Queen Anne Helpline. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 non-students.

Looking for Outstanding Graduates

The Office of University Communications is looking for SPU''s outstanding students from this year''s graduating class. This request is for undergraduate and graduate students. These students and their achievements will be pitched to local media outlets and highlighted on the SPU home page. Please send the name(s) of the students and two *or* three sentences as to why the student is outstanding to News and Media Relations Manager Tracy Norlen at tcnorlen@spu.edu. Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, involved in community service projects, participated in innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction, *or* did something really interesting. Basically, anything that would make a good story! We will follow up with the student and get permission to use their profile. If you have questions, contact Tracy.

Former SPU President David McKenna at SPFC Research Conference May 28

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community will host its fourth annual research conference on Wednesday, May 28, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Students from undergraduate psychology, marriage and family therapy, and graduate clinical psychology will present their research. The conference also includes the annual Faith and Professional Practice lecture at 2 p.m. This year''''''''s speaker is former SPU President David McKenna, who will talk about “Faith at Work: A Lifetime of Learning." He will offer insights from his personal journey as a leader in higher education, and share what he sees as the current and future trends in the area of faith integration, professional practice, and learning.

SPU Jazz at The Triple Door

The SPU Jazz Ensemble, directed by music faculty member Bill Park, will perform a variety of contemporary big band jazz music on Sunday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at The Triple Door. The guest artist is nationally renowned talent Richard Cole, saxophonist and composer. Cost is $15. The Triple Door is located at 216 Union Street in downtown Seattle. For tickets, visit www.tripledoor.com *or* call 206-838-4333. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Percussion Ensemble Concert May 27

SPU's Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The Ensemble is directed by music faculty member Dan Adams. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Thalia Symphony Presents “Bohemian Rhapsody"

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, presents its spring concert titled “Bohemian Rhapsody," Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Free Methodist Church. The concert will feature works by Stamitz, Mahler, and Dvorak. The symphony is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students/seniors. For more information, call the Thalia box office at 206-281-2048.

SPU Choirs in Concert

Come join the SPU campus for a night of music with SPU's Concert and Chamber Choirs, Men's Choir, and Women's Choir, Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2205.

Fall/Winter Camp Casey Reservations Due May 31

Two officers'' houses at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island are available for the personal use of regular full-time faculty and staff members. Reservations are now being accepted for stays between September 15, 2008–January 31, 2009. The houses include Faculty House East and West. Reservation requests may be submitted during the month of May. The deadline for this scheduling period is May 31.

Policies and Procedures
1. Full-time, regular faculty and staff are eligible for a weekend stay. Additional uses may be requested, based on availability.
2. Please submit your request online by May 31 at the following link: www.spu.edu/depts/casey/Reservations/onlinereservations 3. A nonrefundable booking fee of $35 is required to confirm you reservation.
4. Only personal, vacation use of the houses is allowed under this courtesy benefit. The full-time faculty *or* staff person *or* his/her spouse must be present with the party using the house at Camp Casey.

There are other facilities at Camp Casey that may be reserved for personal use by SPU faculty and staff. These include the Firehall, Alumni West, and the Fort Casey Inn. To learn more about these opportunities, call the Camp Casey office 866-661-6604. For more information *or* for further clarification of the policy, call toll free at 866-661-6604, *or* email maraliej@spu.edu. For information about Fort Casey Inn, visit www.fortcaseyinn.com. More

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is the new addition to our family – Jamal ‘little mew mew'' Curlee. He is 7 weeks old and was found abandoned, so we are bottle feeding him. Jamal ‘hearts'' milk. He is a great, spunky little kitty!" Carlie Curlee, Student Financial Services representative. Select the link for another photo of Jamal. More

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 fsb-editor@spu.edu *or* submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, May 29. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, June 2.


Farewell Reception for Bob Grams June 5

Bob Grams, SPU's head athletic trainer, will be honored at a farewell reception on Thursday, June 5, at 2 p.m. in the Falcon Club Lounge. All faculty and staff are invited. For 32 years, Bob served with tremendous skill tending to the physical well-being and occasional “repair" of injured athletes. He has flown on hundreds of road trips, used many miles of wrapping tape, and visited most of the states in the union in his role. Please help the Athletics Department thank this wonderful Christian colleague for his dedicated and exemplary service to our community.

Phelan's Article Publishes

Associate Professor of Chemistry Gregory Phelan''s recent article "Site-Isolated Electro-optic Chromophores Based on Substituted 2,2 O-Bis(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) fl-Conjugated Bridges" was accepted for publication and appears online in the Chemistry of Materials. The article deals with novel non-linear optical materials based on heterocyclic structures.

MFT Programs Receives Reaccreditation

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to announce that its M.S. program in marriage and family therapy recently achieved national reaccreditation by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The program's reaccreditation is for the maximum period allowable — six years. This accomplishment is the result of the fine leadership of Claudia Grauf-Grounds, associate professor and chair of MFT, and the high standards and hard work of Claudia and the entire MFT faculty, including Scott Edwards, Don MacDonald, Karen Quek, and Tina Sellers, and the diligent administrative efforts of MFT Program Coordinator Amanda Hataway Smith.

Castelo's Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo titled "The Fear of the Lord as Theological Method" was recently published in Journal of Theological Interpretation 2/1 (2008): 147-160. The article examines the biblical motif of "fearing God" as an affective disposition that should guide Christians and especially theologians in their pursuit of knowing God.

Marshall Presents at APS Convention

Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Marshall co-authored a presentation with alumna Katie Van Loo ‘06 this month at the Association for Psychological Science annual convention. The presentation was titled “Compensatory Self-Enhancement in a Cultural Context."

Duguay Attends Security Professionals Conference

Gerard Duguay, assistant director of Computer and Information Systems, attended the EDUCAUSE IT Security Professionals annual conference in Arlington, Virginia, the week of May 5.

SOT Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL Meeting

Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig led a panel discussion of Ehud Ben Zvi's book on Chronicles at the Pacific Northwest region annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature at George Fox University, May 2-4. She also presented a paper titled “No Children, No Future, No Hope." Professor of Theological Studies Priscilla Pope-Levison led a Wabash Center teaching workshop with Professor of Moral and History Theology Rick Steele and Jim Wellman from the University of Washington. She also assembled and presided over a panel on Jim''s book, Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest, and responded to papers in a session titled, "Contemporary Themes in Theology." She continues as chair of the Nominating Committee and co-chair of the History of Christianity/North American Religions Section. Rick Steele also delivered a paper titled “Three Writing Assignments in ‘Christian Formation' – Their Design and Outcomes."

Wall''s Article Published

An article co-authored by Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall titled "Christ in/and the Old Testament" was published in the Journal of Theological Interpretation 2/1 (2008): 1-22.


Gilnett on KTTH Radio

Fine Arts Marketing Associate and recognized C.S. Lewis scholar Kim Gilnett was a guest on “The Dave Boze Show" on KTTH (770-AM) on May 16. He talked about C.S. Lewis and the recent “C.S. Lewis and Mysticism" event held on campus.


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant *or* Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Management
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant (Two positions) *or* Associate Professor of Sociology
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 Assistant II, Finance
Assistant Director for Research and Systems, Advancement Services
Assistant Gymnastics Coach/Assistant Director of Falcon Gymnastics Center, Athletics
Custodian II, Facility Management
Head Athletic Trainer, Athletics
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Operations Coordinator-Center for Profession Education, School of Education
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Residence Life Coordinator (male preferred), Residence Life
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Stores Manager, Building Maintenance
Student Financial Services representative, Student Financail Services
Systems Analyst-Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
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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