Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Discounted Tickets Now Available for Sacred Sounds of Christmas Concert

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert on Sunday, November 30, in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony. This year there will be two performances, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music. Through September 30, individual tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate of $15, and 10 or more tickets are only $12. Individual tickets (fewer than 10) can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS, or by visiting the website at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase 10 or more tickets, contact External Relations Program Manager Bobbie Taylor at btaylor@spu.edu or 206-281-2723. 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. Beginning October 1, tickets will be $17 and $20. More

Summer Grades Due Sept. 12

Summer grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12. 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 September 12, they need to contact Student Records Coordinator Kelli Knapp at kknapp@spu.edu so 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 kknapp@spu.edu.

Northbound Lane on Ballard Bridge Closed Sept. 4

The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound curb lane of the Ballard Bridge on Thursday, September 4, starting at 9:30 a.m. for graffiti removal. The lane will be reopen when the work is completed, estimated at or before 1:30 p.m. This schedule may change if crews are called to take care of an unplanned, urgent need at another location.

iTunes U: Reinsma Reads Chaucer in Original Dialect

Professor of English Luke Reinsma reads Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde in its original dialect in the latest download at SPU iTunes U. More

Lunch in Gwinn Commons

Gwinn Commons is operating on a limited lunch schedule in early September. Gwinn will be open for lunch on Friday, September 5, and will resume daily lunches on Wednesday, September 10.

Upcoming Campus Events?

Twice a year, the Office of University Communications publishes a community events brochure titled “Engage," highlighting a sampling of campus events of interest to the public. Previous brochures have invited neighbors to campus lectures, symposia, concerts, athletic events, gallery showings, theatre productions, etc. This brochure is sent to more than 45,000 alumni, friends, and Seattle neighbors. We are now collecting event information for the 2008–09 academic year, especially for Autumn and Winter Quarters. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen in University Communications at tcnorlen@spu.edu. We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so please send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

SPU's Online Classifieds

If you have items to sell, rooms to rent, opportunities to volunteer, or things to give away for free, visit the free SPU online Classifieds. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer. 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, September 11. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 15.


Holsinger Presents Paper

Professor of History Don Holsinger presented a paper titled "What in the World Happened in 1759? Unveiling the 18th Century in a World History Class" at the annual conference of the World History Association in London on June 27. The paper describes a pedagogical approach developed in the teaching of UCOR 2000 "The West and the World," utilizing the events of a single year to immerse students in the dramatic collisions that shaped the modern world.

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 online through the SPU White Pages.

Jessica Christensen, interim coordinator, Athletics
Kristin Hovaguimian, administrative assistant, Office of the President
Brian Jensen, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Charles Maloof, accounting assistant, Finance Office
Jennifer Reill, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Dayspring Schlachter, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
John Terrill, director, Center for Integrity in Business


LaFave Interviewed by KOMO Radio

Campus Dining General Manager Lance LaFave was interviewed by KOMO radio (AM 1000) about a national trend among colleges and universities to eliminate trays from campus dining rooms. The story aired on September 2.

Capp Interviewed on KUOW Radio

Adjunct music faculty member Myrna Capp was interviewed by KUOW radio (94.9 FM) on August 27 about her new book on Zimbabwe musicians and their music, which is titled Keeping the Embers Alive: Musicians of Zimbabwe. Myrna was interviewed for the daily, call-in talk show called “Weekday." More

Strong Quoted in “Monday Morning Insight"

School of Theology Dean Doug Strong was quoted in a story in “Monday Morning Insight" about the “spiritual descendents" of John Wesley. "Insights" is a compilation of Internet stories and resources of interest to pastors and church leaders. More

Parrott on “Nancy Grace"

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was a guest on CNN's “Nancy Grace" show on August 3. He was interviewed about the psychological aspects of the Caylee Anthony disappearance and her mother's behavior. "Nancy Grace" is an interview and debate show about current news stories.


Faculty Positions

School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Two positions)
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, 10-month), Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant to the Director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship, University Ministries
Admission Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Coach, Gymnastics, Athletics
Assistant Sports Information Director, Athletics
Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs, Office of Student Life
Fellows Development Officer, External Relations
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Program Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services Student Loan Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst-Central 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

Volume #35, Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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