CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|Staff Payroll Change?|
The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Lindsey Peterson, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at (206) 281-2533.
|Percussion Ensemble in Concert on June 1|
The SPU Percussion Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. The event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.
|Camp Casey Fall/Winter Reservations Due June 1|
Full-time faculty and staff members: Would you like to escape to Whidbey Island for a weekend this fall or winter? June 1 is the deadline to submit a request to be entered into the lottery drawing for a chance to be offered a weekend in an historic officers' house at SPU-owned Camp Casey. The total cost to use a house (for up to six nights!) is only $35! You may view photographs of the houses and the Camp Casey at www.spu.edu/casey. Click on the link at the end of this paragraph for the rental policy and submission form. If you are one of the fortunate 40 people to get offered a weekend reservation, invite some friends, pack your groceries and sleeping bags and head out to the beach for some recreation and relaxation on a weekend between September 9, 2004, and January 31, 2005. While at Camp Casey you can walk on the beach, explore the natural beauty of Central Whidbey, tour the Island County historical museum, catch up on some reading or ride your bicycle. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate a loved one's birthday or anniversary. For more information, email Elizabeth Anema, Camp Casey administrative assistant, at email@example.com. More
|Concert Choir's Final Concert on June 4|
Come join us for the final performance of 2003-04 SPU's Concert Choir on Friday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Also performing will be Chamber Singers, Women's Choir and the Männerchor (Men's) Choir. The concert is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.
|SPU's Garden Tour on June 5|
Tour award-winning campus landscapes and explore select residential gardens at SPU's second annual Queen Anne and Magnolia Garden Tour on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The day includes lectures by Seattle Post-Intelligencer garden columnist Marty Wingate and garden writer and SPU alum Debra Prinzing ‘81, as well as tours of several SPU gardens and six private gardens on Queen Anne Hill and Magnolia. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 with pre-ordered van service on a space-available basis. Order tickets by calling (206) 281-2138 or visit the Web site.
|Outstanding Seniors Still Wanted|
“This is my annual request for names of SPU's outstanding seniors from this year's graduating class. These students and their achievements will be pitched to local media outlets and highlighted on the SPU home page. Please send me the name(s) and two or three sentences as to why the student is outstanding. (I need more information than "top student in class.") Examples would be students who overcame obstacles to graduate, involved in community service projects or innovative research, started a new venture, took a class that changed their career direction or did something really interesting for a graduating senior. Basically, anything that would make a good story! I will then follow up with the student and get permission to use their profile. Please send information to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Thanks in advance." Tracy Norlen, news and media relations manager.
|SPRINT Teams Need Your Help|
Seattle Pacific ReachOut International (SPRINT) is a short-term missions program dedicated to providing students with opportunities to serve in cross-cultural settings. This summer, SPRINT will send eight mission teams to Fiji, Dominican Republic, Peru, Russia, Guatemala, China, Indonesia and Malawi. Each team needs supplies for their trips – everything from Band-Aids to hammers and nails. SPRINT teams are currently asking for monetary donations to help buy the supplies. If you would like to donate, send a check (made out to SPU) to SPRINT, Seattle Pacific University, Office of Campus Ministries, 3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 200, Seattle, Washington 98119. For more information on the Summer SPRINT teams, visit the SPRINT Web site or call Jacinda at (206) 281-2258.
|Survey on the Fac/Staff Bulletin|
A brief online survey about the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be sent to all faculty and staff next week. We would like your feedback on the Bulletin's content, layout and features. Included will be a space for comments and suggestions. Those who complete the survey will remain anonymous. Thank you in advance for your input.
|An SPU Bike to Work Team Is Forming|
As part of the 2004 Group Health Bike to Work Month (May 21-June 19), an SPU bike team has formed. The “SPU Spinners" is made up of seven SPU faculty and staff amateur bike riders who sometimes bike to work for fun. Yes, fun! Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Science Evette Hackman is the captain. Team members record the number of miles they bike to work each week until June 19. There are great prizes to be had, and if you would like to join the team, go to the link below and select the team “SPU Spinners" (email is email@example.com and password is “falcons" ). Remember to record your miles each week. If you have questions, contact Evette at her email or (206) 281-2708.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Spina's Book Accepted for Publication|
A book by Frank Spina, professor of Christian Scripture, has been accepted for publication by Eerdmans and will appear later this year. The book is titled The Faith of the Outsider: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Biblical Tradition .
|Braden's Article to Be Published|
Kathleen Braden's article, "Stewardship and Meekness," will appear in the summer 2004 issue of Creation Care magazine, a publication of the Evangelical Environmental Network. Kathleen is associate vice president and dean of students.
SPU IN THE NEWS
|West Quoted in Waco Tribune Herald|
John West, associate professor of political science, was quoted in a news story in the Waco Tribune Herald on May 2. The news story was titled “Debate Over National Prayer Rages in Waco and Beyond." John is also co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics. Read the story online.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Associate Director of Safety and Security, Safety and Security
Manager of Budget and Information Systems, School of Education
Micro Systems Analyst—Classroom Support, Computer and Information Systems
Professional Certification Program Associate(20 hours/wk), School of Education
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the Web site or stop by
the human resources office. You can also call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591
with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More
Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art History
Instructor of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Associate Professor or Professor of Graduate Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Teacher Education
For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site or
call (206) 281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential
faculty members to SPU. More