Monday, March 16, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Women's Basketball in West Regionals Final TONIGHT

The women's basketball team will face Alaska Anchorage tonight in Brougham Pavilion in the finals of the NCAA Division II West Regionals. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. The winner will head to the Elite Eight playoffs in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets are $5 for all general admission youth, students, and SPU faculty and staff; $8 for adults; and $12 for reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning one hour before the game. Visit the Falcons website for more information. More

SFS Online Account Statement Notifications for Faculty, Staff

All faculty and staff have an account with Student Financial Services (SFS), even if you are not a registered student. Please take a moment to review your SFS account statement when you receive notification from SFS that your online account statement is available. You have several options for making payment including online payments and payroll deductions. Please note that payroll deductions are not automatic! If you would prefer to receive paper statements in addition to electronic statements, or have questions about your account, contact SFS at 206-281-2061. For more information, review the Faculty/Staff information at the SFS website. More

WebMD: Personal Health Assessments Reward

Take charge of your health! Premera-covered employees and their covered spouses already have access to the many resources of WebMD. Check it out by visiting the HR webpage and selecting "Wellness Program through WebMD" for information. Beginning April 1, you will be able to complete your Health Quotient Personal Health Assessment for a reward. Results are immediate: an evaluation of your health that includes an overall "wellness score," information about any lifestyle health risks that apply to you, suggestions on how to reduce or eliminate your lifestyle health risks, and a summary to share with your doctor, if you choose. Receive $75 and access to personalized resources to improve your health – all with an investment of 20-25 minutes on the assessment between April 1 and 30. Your individual responses are not shared with SPU. More

Welcome, Mie University Students

A.C.E. Language Institute, located on the SPU campus, welcomes 15 students from Mie University in Japan. The students are here on a five-week integrated program that receives communication class support from SPU's master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages (M.A.-TESOL) student volunteers. The students are here until March 20.

"Becoming Soul Mates" Marriage Seminar This Weekend

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott, and his wife and marriage family therapist, Leslie Parrott, are two of America's leading relationship experts. Together they co-founded SPU's Center for Relationship Development. They will be hosting their popular “Becoming Soul Mates" seminar on Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.¬–4 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This fun seminar is for relationships of any age or any stage: newlyweds, dating couples, engaged couples, and those who have been married for decades. The price is $125 for couples, and includes lunch and a Parrott book. (Scholarships are available.) For more information, call 206-281-ALUM or visit the website. More

Friends of the Library Inaugural Event March 25

Dr. Harry Bruce, dean and professor of the Information School at the University of Washington, will help kick-off the SPU Library's new endowment program called “Friends of the Library" on Wednesday, March 25, noon-1:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Bruce will present current thinking about the future of academic libraries. He will be joined by University Librarian Bryce Nelson. Faculty and staff may join the Friends of the Library and attend this inaugural event. RSVP by calling 206-281-2413 or email Administrative Assistant Robin Maass at

The Latest on SPU iTunes: Dearborn on “Peacemakers"

Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn describes biblically informed peacemaking, which is messy and uncomfortable, and provides examples from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and Jesus' life. March 3, 2009. (26:12) More

Food Drive Continues

Because our neighbors in the Queen Anne, Ballard, and Magnolia neighborhoods are still in need, as more jobs are lost and the Ballard food bank reserves continue to be low, the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department invites you to participate in a monthly food donation drive. Donations of nonperishable food items and cash and checks will be collected in the FCS office (located in Peterson Hall), and delivered to the Ballard Food Bank at the end of each month. As each month comes to a close, remember your neighbors who are struggling to meet this very basic need." The Family and Consumer Science Department.

We Need Pet Photos!

Show off your pet by submitting photos to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send two photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

No Pet Photo of the Week

We have no pet photo to feature this week. The article above explains how you can submit images of your pet!

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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 19, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 23.


Segall on KOMO-AM

Associate Professor of English Kimberly Segall was interviewed by KOMO radio (1000 AM) on March 10 about the Iraqi Voices Project, which was held the same day on campus.

Food Trends Expo Featured on KOMO-TV

Sodexho's “Food Trends Expo" held in Gwinn Commons on March 13 was covered by KOMO-TV (Channel 4). The story aired on several evening broadcasts on March 13.


Faculty Positions

Dean, School of Education
School of Health Sciences positions

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

Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Program Coordinator, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

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

Volume #36, Issue #11 | Published by: University Communications

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