Monday, June 13, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Grades Due June 20

Spring grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 20. Grades can 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 (with the original mailed or submitted as soon as possible). Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes, such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verifications. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before June 20, they need to contact SAS to roll the grades to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline, because we may be able to assist with resolving the situation (for example, if the course is set up with an incorrect grading mode, we can fix it prior to the grade deadline.) If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at (206) 281-2636.

Annual Employee Benefits Fair on June 14

The annual Employee Benefits Fair will be held in Weter Lounge from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The University's insurance and retirement plan vendors will be on hand to answer any questions. The 2005-2006 Open Enrollment Guide was sent to employees on June 8. Open enrollment runs June 8-July 8. This year, the benefits fair will also include several financial institutions and Gold's Gym, offering special program discounts to SPU employees. Two, $200 cash door prizes are being donated by SPU and each vendor will also provide a door prize. You do not need to be present at the time of the drawing, but you must attend the Benefits Fair to enter the drawing. If you have questions about open enrollment, contact Mardeth Hughes at (206) 281-2809 or, or Jackie Belz at (206) 281-2837 or

Campus Dining Summer Hours

Here are the hours for campus dining facilities this summer.
Gwinn Commons (hours generated by Conference Services. Check the SPU master calendar to see when Gwinn Commons is open).
Corner Place Market, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Subway in the Corner Place Market, Monday-Friday, open until 2 p.m.
Falcons' Landing is closed all summer.

SPU Night at the Mariners on September 13

Join SPU faculty, staff, students, alums, friends, and family at Safeco Field on Tuesday, September 13, to watch the Seattle Mariners play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and checks can be made payable to SPU. The deadline to order tickets is Thursday, August 11. However, tickets usually sell out before the order deadline date. To purchase tickets, contact Julia Weir in University Communications, Suite 116, at (206) 281-2051 or

Retirement Farewell to Darrell Hines

After 10 years of faithful service, great accomplishments, good relationships, and hard work at SPU, Darrell Hines, associate vice president for business and facility services, will be retiring on June 30. join us as we offer best wishes on Darrell's retirement on Wednesday, June 29, 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the SUB Gazebo Room.

June 15 Staff Forum Deals With Reconciliation

The last Staff Forum of the academic year is Wednesday, June 15, at 9 a.m. in the Queen Anne Room in Upper Gwinn Commons. Staff members will share their own reconciliation stories, and Minister of Worship Stephen Newby will lead a time of worship and praise. For more information, visit the Staff Council Web page. More

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.

Summer Institute for Artists, Writers

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, is an innovative and enriching program for artists and writers combining the best elements of a workshop, arts festival, and conference. The workshop will be held July 31–August 7 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Classes at “The Glen" are led by nationally known authors and artists. Small class sizes allow the faculty to pay close attention to each participant -- whether he or she is a beginner or well advanced in his or her craft. The Glen is also an illuminating conference on the relationship between art and religious faith, where participants practice and strengthen their craft and vision in community. Now published at SPU, Image is one of America's leading literary and arts journals, and explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art. For more information on The Glen, visit the Web page. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Switches to Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week beginning June 20. A reminder that 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 Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, June 16.


Dearborn at Regent College

On June 4, Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn presented a paper at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. at a conference titled, "Saturday with George." The paper was titled "Going Home: MacDonald's Wisdom on Aging and Death."


Les Parrott Quoted in Christian Science Monitor, Book Reviewed in New York Times

The New York Times reviewed the latest book by Professor of Psychology Les Parrott titled 25 Ways to Win With People. The review appeared June 5 in the business section, and included the book's cover art. Parrott was also quoted in the June 13 edition of The Christian Science Monitor in a story titled “States prod schools to teach relationships." Read the story online. More

Leslie Parrott Writes Column for Today's Christian Woman

Leslie Parrott, co-director of the Center for Relationship Development, is a columnist for Today's Christian Woman magazine. The column is called “Your Relationships." Read her latest column online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Associate Professor of Special Education
Librarian, Business and Social Sciences
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

Staff Positions

Admissions Counselor, Admissions
Assistant Manager of Mailing and Copying Services, University Services
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Athletics
Associate Director of Human Resources—Human Resources
Budget Manager and Assistant to the Dean, School of Health Sciences
Campus Ministries/SPRINT Budget Manager and Administrative Assistant, Campus Ministries
Coordinator of Global Involvement, Campus Ministries
Data Management and Office Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences
Head Coach Women's Basketball, Athletics
Head Coash Women's Volleyball, Athletics
Mail Clerk, Customer Service, University Services
Mail Clerk, Processing, University Services
Manager of OUS Administration and Campus Card Services, University Services
Office Manager and Event Coordinator, School of Business and Economics
Program and Budget Manager, College of Arts and Sciences
Program Coordinator, Career Development
Reference Librarian (Temporary), Learning Resources
Risk Management and Insurance Specialist, Finance Office
Security Officer I, (.8, interim), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Work Control Assistant, Facility and Project Management

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

Volume #32, Issue #24 | Published by: University Communications

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