Monday, September 15, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Orientation/Welcome Week Events

Orientation/Welcome Week is just around the corner! New students arrive Thursday, September 25. Staff and faculty are invited to the President's Opening Welcome on Thursday at 4 p.m. and the New Student Convocation on Friday, September 26, at 3 p.m. For the complete schedule, visit the website. More

Camp Casey Winter/Spring Requests Now Open

Two officers' houses at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island are available between February 1 through June 15, 2009 for the personal use of regular full-time faculty and staff members. The houses include Faculty House East and West. The deadline for this scheduling period is October 1.

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. A non-refundable booking fee of $35 is required to confirm your reservation.
3. 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. Call the Camp Casey office to learn more about these opportunities at 866-661-6604 (toll-free). For more information or for further clarification of the policy, call toll-free at 866-661-6604 or email Camp Casey Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at Submit your request online by October 1. More

Attend Sacred Sounds Concert With Your Department for $12 Per Ticket!

Does your department have at least 10 people (including families and friends) who want to attend the 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. performance of The Sacred Sounds of Christmas on November 30 in Benaroya Hall? If so, you qualify as a group, and have two more weeks to take advantage of group discounts with no Ticketmaster surcharge! Keep in mind the concert is the Sunday after Thanksgiving; by then you'll have been away from your colleagues for four days, and you'll be missing them! Through September 30, 10 or more tickets are only $12 each (balcony), and individual tickets are $15 (orchestra level). To order group tickets, contact Bobbie Taylor at 206-281-2723 or (please pay with one check, VISA or Mastercard, or lump-sum cash). To purchase individual tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 206-292-ARTS or Beginning October 1, tickets are $17 and $20, available only through Ticketmaster.

Upcoming Campus Events for “Engage" Brochure

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 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.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume weekly publication beginning September 22. 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, September 18. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 22.


Pope-Levison Wins Award

Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison was awarded the “Women in United Methodist History Writing Award" for her paper titled "A 'Thirty Year War' and More: Exposing Complexities in the Methodist Deaconess Movement." The paper will be published in the January issue of the journal Methodist History.

Ferreiro's Articles Published

An article by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro titled “The Visigoths in Gaul and Iberia (Update): A Supplemental Bibliography, 2004-2006" was published in Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, 35. E. J. Brill, 2008. xxviii + 308 p. Articles have been accepted for publication in Studia Patristica (Oxford); Sacris Erudiri (Belgium); Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum (Germany); Inside the Vatican (Rome); and Annales Theologici (Rome). He also had two book reviews appear in Francia (France-Germany). In July and August, he was a summer visiting professor at the University of Salamanca. He carried out research in Italy, Madrid, and Salamanca. He has been invited to be section editor with the Iberian Church editors for a multi-volume project on the church fathers to be published by Cambridge University.

Hanson Conducts for 10th Anniversary of Benaroya Hall

On September 14, Professor of Music Eric Hanson conducted the Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra in a performance of the music of Wagner, Strauss, and Mahler at Benaroya Hall. He was chosen to participate in the tenth anniversary celebration of Benaroya Hall.

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 through the SPU White Pages online.

Troy Daniels, admissions representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Carly Dockendorf, assistant gymnastics coach, Athletics
Gail DeBell, coordinator of study abroad programs, Academic Affairs
Allison Fraley, web content editor, University Communications
Julie Glavic, administrative assistant, University Ministries
Mark Moschetti, assistant sports information director, Athletics
Elizabeth Pauldine, nurse practitioner, Health Center
Brianna Piedmonte, program coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Alicia Shocki, student financial services representative, Student Financial Services
Sarah Turek-Frederick, administrative assistant, Career Development Center


Davis Interviewed by KOMO Radio

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis was interviewed by KOMO radio (AM 1000) on September 11 about vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's interview with ABC news.

Capp Interviewed on KAOS Radio

Adjunct music faculty member Myrna Capp was interviewed by KAOS radio (FM 89.3) in Olympia on September 5 about her new book on Zimbabwe musicians and their music titled Keeping the Embers Alive: Musicians of Zimbabwe.

Vogt Quoted in Turkish Newspaper

Professor of Spanish Eric Vogt was quoted in the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet about the book and movie The DaVinci Code. The online article is written in Turkish. More

Gilnett Mentioned in Frederick News Post

Kim Gilnett, fine arts marketing associate and recognized C.S. Lewis scholar, is mentioned in a story on August 31 in The Frederick News Post. The story chronicles one man's trip to the home of C.S. Lewis known as “The Kilns." More


Faculty Positions

School of Health Sciences positions
Dean, School of Education
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-months), Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant, Facility and Project Management
Administrative Assistant and Data Management Assistant (.8), Information and Data Management
Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (Interim), Athletics
Assistant Rowing Coach, Men's (.225), Athletics
Assistant Rowing Coach, Women's (.225), Athletics
Athletic Director, Athletics
Coordinator, Housing and Meal Plan Customer Service, University Services
Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs (.8, 10 months), Office of Student Life
Fellows Development Officer, External Relations
Lead Maintenance Painter, Building Maintenance
Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Manager, Conference Services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Office Manager/Events Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
Program Assistant, Safety and Security
Program Coordinator, Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, Family and Community
Program Coordinator, Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Program Coordinator, Psychology (.8-1.0), School of Psychology, Family and Community
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
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 #30 | Published by: University Communications

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