Monday, March 10, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Winter Grades Due Mar. 24

Winter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24. 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 March 24, they need to contact Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at so that 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 at 206-281-2636 or at

Falcon Women, Men in NCAA Div. II Playoffs

The NCAA Division II West Regional Women's Basketball Tournament returns to Brougham Pavilion on Friday, March 14. The No. 2 nationally ranked Falcons, seeded number one in the West Region, square off against Saint Martin's University at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the regional tournament are on sale in the SPU Athletic Department. For more information, call 206-281-2085. The Falcon men, ranked No. 5 in the West Region, will play Central Washington University in the opening round of the men's tournament on Friday, March 14, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the campus of University of Alaska, Anchorage. Game time is 6:30 p.m. (PST). Visit the host team's website for more information on the men's tournament. More

Summary Annual Report for Health Plan

SPU is required to file certain information about our health and welfare plan on an annual basis with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Here is the annual notification of SPU's filing. To view the Summary Annual Report, visit the website. More

SAS Hosts Two Events

Student Academic Services will host two events this week. On Thursday, March 13, University Registrar Ruth Adams and other colleagues from the Pacific Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) will be conducting a Professional Development Workshop on change, communication, networking, and leadership. On Friday, March 14, registrars from private universities across Washington state will gather for their semi-annual meeting.

April Is “Student Employment Month"

April is recognized as "Student Employment Month" in the state of Washington. The Office of Student Employment Office needs your help recognizing committed and hardworking student employees. Please take a moment to acknowledge an outstanding student, relate a memorable experience, or describe the impact student employees make in your department. Send your responses to no later than March 19. Also, mark your calendar to attend the Student Employment Celebration on Tuesday, April 8, when we will celebrate our outstanding students!

Summer Reservations at Camp Casey

If you did not receive an offer for a summer stay at Camp Casey's faculty house, you are on the wait list. The Camp Casey Conference Center will call you if there are cancellations. If you have questions, contact Administrative Assistant Maralie Johnson at 866-661-6604.

Faculty, Staff Campus Dining Discount

Sodexho and Campus Dining Services are offering a new dining discount plan for faculty and staff called “CINCH." It starts by getting a CINCH card from the Upper Gwinn Commons cashier. Every time you purchase a meal in Upper Gwinn Commons, present your CINCH card to the cashier for a special CINCH stamp. For every three meals you purchase at full price, you'll qualify for a fourth meal absolutely free. It's your choice when you redeem your free meal. You may opt to enjoy your free meal after every three purchases, or you may want to save your free meal for use at a later date. When you purchase nine meals, you qualify for a special 20 percent discount on future resident dining meal purchases and other special membership incentives. It's your choice once again! Ask your cashier for a membership card today. Current cards are valid through Spring Quarter.

Complete Your Online Personal Health Manager by Mar. 21

Employees and spouses covered by Premera now have access to a “Personal Health Manager" through WebMD. The easy-to-use, online Personal Health Assessment takes only 20-25 minutes to complete. Employees who complete the assessment prior to March 21 will receive $75. Results are immediate and you will receive an evaluation of your health, including an overall "wellness score," information about lifestyle health risks, suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate your lifestyle health risks, and a summary to share with your doctor, if you choose. Individual responses are not shared with SPU. Visit the Human Resources webpage under “WebMD Personal Health Assessment" for logon information. More

Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures Mar. 10-14

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, March 10-14 The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems. SDOT's contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to Nickerson Street and Fourth Avenue North) every 20 to 30 minutes.

Pet Photo of the Week

“Here are some pictures of my pet beta, Milo. He was orphaned by a roommate, and then I adopted him. During the time that I took care of him (before he was orphaned), he and I formed a close bond. I felt his sadness of being alone, his excitement as soon as a mini food pebble would hit the surface of the water, his glee of catching his reflection in the mirror. Needless to say he made quite the impact on me. I will cherish those two weeks in December for as long as I live." Sara Congdon, loan and collections assistant, Student Financial Services. Select the link for a larger photo of Milo. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursday. 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, March 13. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, March 17.


Fritzberg Received BECU Grant

Professor of Education Greg Fritzberg received a $30,000 Boeing Employees Credit Union grant to support a tutoring and mentoring program for Southwest Seattle middle school students. Mentors will be provided from SPU and the University of Washington through a new program called the University Mentors Network.

Article by Sandlin Published

"Claiming a Charitable Income Tax Deduction: Not as Simple as You Think," an article by Senior Gift Planning Specialist Marlon Sandlin, has been published in the Winter/Spring 2008 issue of Financial Playbook magazine. Financial Playbook is a national publication for professional financial advisors and their clients.

Wilhite Selected as Speaker

Senior Events Manager Rebecca Wilhite was selected by Meeting Professionals International to be one of their speakers at the Cascadia Conference, March 9-11, in Eugene Oregon. The conference is the premier educational conference for the Pacific Northwest meetings industry. She gave a presentation titled “Event Planning 101" for new planners, and another presentation for experienced planners called “Living Your Dream Life."


Phelan, iTunes U Featured on KING-TV

A March 3 news story on KING-TV (Channel 5) profiles Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg Phelan and his lectures offered on iTunes U. More


Faculty Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant or Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate/Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teacher Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in History
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management
Assistant/Associate Professor of Missional Theology
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

Accounting Technician II, Finance
Administrative Assistant, Residence Life
Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (.8), Residence Life
Career Counselor (.5), Career Development Center
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Manager of Customer Service for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, University Services
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Assistant/Contract Coordinator (.2), School of Health Sciences
Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life
Systems Analyst-Administrative 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

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