CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|President's Symposium About Brain Research|
“How the Brain Learns: A Conversation About Brain Research, Learning, and Education" is the title of the second President's Symposium for Engaging the Culture and Changing the World on February 8. Hosted by SPU President Philip Eaton, the symposium will feature internationally renowned developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, call (206) 281-2111, or visit the Web page.
|SPU Facts on the Web|
For basic information on SPU, including enrollment statistics based on Autumn
Quarter 2004, please refer to the "SPU Facts" Web page at
http://www.spu.edu/info/facts/enrollment04.html. The official SPU institutional
information can be found on the SPU Facts Web page at
http://www.spu.edu/info/facts/index.html. If you have questions about official SPU
information, contact Jerry Finch, director of institutional research, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 281-2577. Faculty and staff can access fall, winter, and spring "census" information via Information and Data Management's (IDM) departmental Web site. This information is provided to meet strategic internal reporting needs. Stay tuned for Winter Quarter 2005 census information, which will be posted to IDM's Web site by mid-February.
|Invite Unlimited to Your Church|
Unlimited is Seattle Pacific's rhythm and vocal ensemble comprised of 10 student singers and instrumentalists. Unlimited chooses music from the best of contemporary Christian pop and delivers it with a unique style and vitality. Members regularly perform at churches and private schools throughout greater Seattle. For more information on Unlimited, including booking information, contact Performing Groups Coordinator Rachel Eby at (206) 281-2933. She is now booking Unlimited for April and May engagements.
|“What Thomas Aquinas Has to Teach Us"|
“Building a Christian Worldview: What Thomas Aquinas Has to Teach Us" is the title of the next lecture sponsored by the G.K. Chesterton Society on Thursday, January 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Weter Hall 201. Kirk Kanzelberger from Fordham University is the guest speaker. The G.K. Chesterton Society serves students and young adults who wish to learn more about Christian, and especially Roman Catholic, thought and culture. This event is free and open to the public.
|Do You Know Students Considering College in Seattle?|
If you know students considering college in Seattle, invite them to an informal reception at SPU for undergraduates and their families on Monday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. SPU is one of the nation's premiere Christian universities, and offers cutting-edge scholarship, thoughtful Christian faith, and extensive urban resources. SPU President Philip Eaton is the featured speaker for the reception. Also included are financial aid presentations, workshops, and a light dessert. For more information, call (800) 366-3344 or visit the Admissions reception Web page.
|Get Help With Your New Year's Resolution to Get in Shape|
Senior exercise science majors are available on a limited basis to provide a variety of physical fitness and exercise services. These can be as simple as the assessment of a single component of fitness or instruction for a specific exercise. You can also get a complete fitness assessment and exercise prescription, or have a personal trainer for a period of time. If you are interested, call (206) 281-2081 and give the receptionist the information needed to match you with an appropriate student.
|Falcon Gymnastics on Friday|
SPU gymnasts face San Jose State on Friday, January 21, at 7 p.m. in Brougham Pavilion. General admission tickets for all SPU home gymnastics meets are $5 and $3 for students, youth, and senior citizens with proper identification. Teams or groups can qualify for discount rates by calling (206) 281-2085 in advance. For all the latest on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online.
|SPU Men's Basketball at Home This Week|
The SPU men's basketball squad squares off with the University of Alaska-Anchorage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. They then face the University of Alaska-Fairbanks on Saturday, January 22, at 3 p.m. All games are played in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Please bring cans of food to support Northwest Harvest's hunger-relief program. For all the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online.
|Faculty, Staff Invited to Next Church Leaders Forum|
Join Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison as she examines the history of American women evangelists at the next Church Leaders Forum on Tuesday, January 25, at 11:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Her talk is based on her latest book, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists. Dr. Pope-Levison is an ordained minister and has published books and articles on ecumenism, evangelism, women's history, and theology. SPU's Church Leaders Forums are a series of events exploring the creative interface between Christian faith, ministry, and contemporary cultural contexts. Tickets are $12 per person and include lunch. To order by phone, call (206) 281-2100 or visit the Web site.
|Yanik's Theatre Art on Display|
One of the most talented set designers in the country is also a professor of theater at SPU. A retrospective of the creative work of Don Yanik, from set models to costume designs to production sketches, are now on display at SPU's Art Center Gallery, located at 3 West Cremona Street. During more than 20 years at SPU, Don has designed sets for 103 productions and 888 costumes. The show will run until February 5.
|Falcon Legends Hall of Fame|
The Falcon Legends Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2005 on Friday, February 4, during a luncheon ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room of Gwinn Commons. This final group of charter members includes Lorna Griffin (track and field 1977-78), Bente Moe (cross country and track 1985-89), Bruce Raney (soccer 1978-81), Sergio Soriano (soccer 1978-81), and Laurel Tindall (gymnastics 1974-75). In addition, the late SPU President C. Hoyt Watson will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty and staff can make reservations by calling the Athletic Office at (206) 281-2085. Reservations are $25 each and include lunch, dessert, and a commemorative program. Deadline for reservations is January 28.
|Summer Requests for Casey Due Feb. 1|
February 1 is the deadline for placing your online request for a summer 2005 reservation in the Victorian-style officers' house at Camp Casey, SPU's historical beach property on Whidbey Island. All full-time, regular SPU faculty and staff are eligible. The turn-of-the-century house – once part of the coastal military fortress known as "Fort Casey" and now called the Faculty/Staff House – is available for your personal vacation use for a nominal booking fee of only $100. The fee includes a weeklong rental of either the east or west side of the house for you and your guests, access to the beach, gym, outdoor swimming pool, and other amenities at the conference center. All requests taken at this time are for stays at Camp Casey between June 20 and September 11, 2005. Please indicate five date choices on your request. Results will be available by February 28. Due to the high demand and way the "Casey Point System" works, it is unlikely a faculty or staff person will be offered a summer reservation more frequently than every third summer. Still, it is good to submit a request every January to get yourself placed on the summer waiting list. If you are offered a spot, it's a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, and friends to enjoy a memorable week in the quiet, rural, historical beauty of Camp Casey. Collect rocks on the beach, fly a kite, dine out, shop, explore Coupeville and Port Townsend, and relax by the heated swimming pool. Direct any questions to Elizabeth Anema at email@example.com or call (866) 661-6604. To see photos and to place your online request, visit the Camp Casey Web page.
|Fac/Staff Bulletin Weekly Deadline|
The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published on Mondays, and deadlines to submit information are Thursdays. Only news directly related to the SPU community will be published. Be sure to send your announcements and news as early as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy C. Norlen) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 20.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Henshaw Selected as Writer for New Nursing Test|
Chris Henshaw, assistant professor of nursing, has been selected by the National League for Nursing to participate in writing test items for the new Academic Nurse Educator Certification examination. This new certification exam is in development and will be piloted this fall. Although other advanced practice nursing specialties have had opportunities for certification, this is the first such exam for nurse educators.
|Pope-Levison Publishes Book on Women Evangelists|
Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology and assistant director of women's
studies, published a book titled Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Eighteen women evangelists, including Sojourner Truth, Phoebe Palmer, Aimee Semple McPherson, and Kathryn Kuhlman, are featured in the book.
|Hartje Publishes Article on Incentive Program for Universal Design in Housing|
The Fall 2004 issue of Housing and Society (the journal of the Housing Education and Research Association) contains an article by Associate Professor of Interior Design and Housing Sandra Hartje. The article is titled “Developing an Incentive Program for Universal Design in New, Single-Family Housing." The article began as a request from the city of Seattle's Housing Task Force and Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services to develop an incentive program for universal design in new residential construction, rather than using regulation through ordinances and building codes. The paper presents initial recommendations for developing an incentive program.
|Gasque Lectures and Publishes on The Da Vinci Code|
"The Da Vinci Code: Harmless Thriller or Dangerous Hoax?" is the title of a feature article by W. Ward Gasque in the current issue of Radix, a journal of contemporary culture published in Berkeley, California (31/2, pp. 4-7, 25-26). Gasque, adjunct professor of Christian business ethics in the School of Business and Economics, has given more than 30 lectures and seminars during the last six months across the United States, Canada, and Austria.
|Farewell Party for Sara Wetzel on Jan. 21|
The Center for Learning will host a Farewell Open House for Sara Wetzel, disability support services coordinator, on Friday, January 21, from 1-3:00 p.m. This will be a chance for the SPU community to say “thank you" to Sarah for her years of service and wish her well as she embarks on her new profession as “mommy". Refreshments will be provided.
SPU IN THE NEWS
|SPU Students Efforts at Lawton Park Noted|
SPU students were mentioned in a story in the Magnolia News on January 12 about restoration efforts at Lawton Park in Magnolia. Over the years, students with CityQuest have helped implement portions of the restoration plans.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
Assistant or Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professor of Family and Community Nursing, Pediatric Specialization
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition
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
Benefits Assistant (.5, temporary), Human Resources
Certification Assistant, School of Education
Computer Services Manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Multi-Skilled Trades II, Building Maintenance
Program Coordinator, Center for Applied Learning, School of Business and Economics
Program Coordinator for Disability Support Services (.8), Center for Learning
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
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