Monday, September 12, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Summer Grades Due by September 14

Summer grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m., September 14. 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 14, they need to contact Kelli Knapp at 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 Knapp at (206) 281-2636 or at

Campus Dining Retail Operating Hours, September 12-16

Corner Place Market will be closed, but will reopen in its temporary location in Weter Hall on Monday, September 19.
Gwinn Commons (hours generated by Conference Services. Check the SPU master calendar to see when Gwinn Commons is open).
Falcons' Landing: 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Corner Place Market Closed, Sept. 12-16

Corner Place Market will be closed September 12-16, but will reopen in its temporary location in Weter Hall on Monday, September 19.

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.

Apply for Online Parking

Faculty and staff can now apply for parking online. To update your vehicle information, apply for parking, or review your parking status, log into the Banner Information System and enter the “Parking Information and Application" menu. If you have any questions about this system, contact Justin Langhofer, program assistant, at (206) 281-2821 or

New Tour Times for Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions has new times for campus tours. Tours are available to prospective students and families, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours generally last about one hour. If you have questions, contact Catherine Seguin, assistant director of admissions, at (206) 281-2567.

Training Sessions for Student Employee Supervisors on September 14

In preparation for Autumn Quarter, training sessions will be held for supervisors of student employees. Discussion topics will include recruitment and hiring, new-hire paperwork, electronic payroll procedures, and the new and improved Student Employment Web site. Learn how to post jobs directly to the Web, activate online applications, and manage the entire hiring process online. The next session is in Weter Hall, room 202, from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14. Please encourage new supervisors from your department to attend. RSVP to Bob Yohnka, student employment coordinator, at

School Supplies Drive for CityQuest Project

CityQuest, SPU's annual community service project, is September 24. The organizers are asking faculty and staff to donate school supplies for a “Back-to-School Party," sponsored by Beacon Hill Young Life and Beacon Hill Church of the Nazarene. A group of CityQuest volunteers will help with this party. They are collecting the following school supplies, which can be dropped off on the second floor of the SUB outside the Office of Campus Ministries Student Office: college-ruled paper, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, pens, pencils, colored pencils, dividers, highlighters, assignment books, and other supplies. All supplies will go to middle school and high school students. Please have all donations in by September 23. For more information, contact Katie Russell, City Quest coordinator, at or (206) 281-2457.

New Pet Feature in Fac/Staff Bulletin

Beginning in October, we will feature a “Pet Photo of the Week" in the Fac/Staff Bulletin. Faculty and staff are encouraged to send a photo of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Only pets related to SPU faculty and staff members will be accepted, and only one pet photo per person, please. (Those with multiple pets may submit individual pet photos.) Look for this new feature in the October 3 edition.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Regular Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will resume its regular, weekly schedule on September 26. 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, September 22. The next publication date is September 26.


Hanson Conducts Seattle Symphony Chorale

Professor of Music Eric Hanson recently conducted The Seattle Symphony Chorale in a special reading of Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" in conjunction with their “Summer Sings" program. In August, he presented "Musical and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Wagner's Ring" to a meeting of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Edwards Joins ICCTE Editorial Board

Cher Edwards, assistant professor in the School of Education's Department of School Counseling and Psychology, is joining the editorial board of the Journal of International Community of Christians in Teacher Education. She is one of 33 reviewers providing peer review for manuscripts submitted to this scholarly journal.

Ward's Article Published by AACRAO

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) published an article by Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, in its Spring 2005 College and University Journal. The article, “Enrollment Management: Key Elements for Building and Implementing an Enrollment Plan," provided the basic elements for constructing a comprehensive enrollment management plan, including how institutional leadership and campus climate impact development and implementation.

Kato Delivers Centennial Address for Korea University

Professor of Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Sharleen Kato delivered the centennial address for Korea University's centennial celebration on August 18 in Seoul, Korea. Her address on FCS education and U.S. national standards was delivered to FCS teachers and professors around the country at the Center for Healthy Families. Assistant Professor Jaeil Lee served as translator for the address. Sharleen and Jaeil also attended the conference titled “Asia: Gateway to the Future" hosted by the Korean Costume Society at Hanyung University in Seoul. At this conference, Jaeil made a presentation on her collaboration with Korea University. Many Korean government officials attended parts of the conference, including the mayor of Seoul.

Welcome, New Employees

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information is available though the SPU White Pages.

Anne Achberger in Health Services as the administrative assistant.
Kevin Gibbons in MA-TESOL as the program assistant.
Liz Gruchala-Gilbert is now the librarian for the School of Business and Economics.
Steve Lukasiak is now the temporary librarian for social sciences.
Jennifer Prewitt in the College of Arts and Sciences as the administrative assistant to the dean.
Michelle Skyles in the Athletics Department as the assistant women's basketball coach.


Husby, Woodward, Alums Compete in Race

Kari Husby, administrative assistant to the controller in the Finance Office, and Bill Woodward, professor of history, were two of 11 runners — most of them with SPU connections — competing in the annual Mt. Rainier to Pacific Relay Championships July 22-23. The “Red Carpet Warriors" finished the 150-mile race in just over 18 hours (7:09 min/mile pace), good for fourth overall and first in their division. Other “Warriors" included alumni Jason Odem '96, Geoff Grosenbach '00, Brad Sund '03, and Phil Woodward '05. Visit the following Web site for more details. More


Faculty Positions

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

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

Administrative Assistant, PE and Exercise Science (20 hrs/wk), College of Arts and Sciences
Business Service Associate, Finance Office
Communications Specialist, University Communications
Graphic Designer, University Communications
Head Coach-Track and Field, Athletics
Help Desk Manager, Computer and Information Systems,
Manager of Conference Services, University Services
Mental Health Counselor (20 hrs/wk, 9 mos), Student Counseling Center
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Payroll Lead, Finance
Senior Access Services Technician, Library
Student Employment Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Representative, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst, Administrative Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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 #31 | Published by: University Communications

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