Monday, September 21, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Annual State of the University Address and President's Picnic

SPU President Philip Eaton will deliver the annual State of the University address on Wednesday, September 23, in First Free Methodist Church. The address will begin after the all-campus worship service, which begins at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the address, the President's Picnic will be held in Tiffany Loop for all faculty, staff, and student leaders on campus.

Academic Deadlines for Autumn Quarter

Waitlist ends on Thursday, September 24. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. The waitlist operates on a first on, first off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist. If you would like to accommodate specific students into your waitlisted course, contact Registration Coordinator Stephanie Malin at in Student Academic Services.

Increasing class enrollment ends Friday, October 2. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact coordinators Tiffany Shelton at or Lee Staman at in Student Academic Services by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 2, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last day to add or drop a class is Friday, October 2. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 2. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Autumn Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes, including those that meet once a week.

Other registration deadlines. Friday, October 9 – Students wishing to take a course pass/no credit or register for an internship, independent study, dissertation, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services in Demaray Hall 151 until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 9.

Undergraduate Academic Counselors Accepting Drop-In Appointments

The undergraduate academic counselors in Student Academic Services will be available to meet with students on a first-come, first-served basis during the first week of the quarter. These brief meetings are intended for students who have Autumn 2009 scheduling and registration issues, or who are on academic probation. Students should have already met with their faculty advisor, as these meetings do not result in the removal of the faculty advisor hold. Students may check in at the front desk of the Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Counseling Office in Demaray Hall 120. Drop in hours are as follows:

Monday, September 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 8:30–9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 30, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 1, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 2, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Do You Supervise Student Employees?

Student Employment and Student Payroll will be holding two supervisor training sessions. The training will cover student employment policies, paperwork requirements, payroll processes, hiring, and supervising students. Mark your calendar to join us at one of the following sessions: Tuesday, September 22, 10–11 a.m. in Demaray Hall 254; and Wednesday, September 23, 2–3 p.m. in Demaray Hall 254. Both sessions will contain the same information, so feel free to choose the one that best fits your schedule. If you are unable to attend, but would like a copy of the presentation or one-on-one payroll training, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Music Therapy Program Receives National Accreditation

The SPU Music Therapy Program received formal notification of accreditation by the American Music Therapy Association. The bachelor of arts in music therapy at SPU is the first and only program offered in Washington state.

Welcome Students and Families to Campus This Week

Welcome Week is Thursday, September 24, through Sunday, September 27. Before you know it, the campus will be alive with new students and their parents. The Welcome Week schedule can be found online, with the parent and family schedule also linked to this site. If you have any questions, email Student Programs Campus Program Coordinator Andrea Ide at More

Career Development Center Changes Name

From Director Jacqui-Smith Bates: “The Career Development Center (CDC) has officially changed its name to the Center for Career and Calling. Why the switch? After working with the Lilly SERVE project for the past several years, we have altered many of our programs and the classes we teach to assist students with finding a sense of vocational calling (God's calling for purposeful and meaningful work/service), rather than simply finding an internship or job after graduation. We still teach all the necessary skills for internship and job finding, but we have added a strong emphasis on vocational discernment as the starting point for career, including a vocational discernment retreat for juniors in November. Here's our revised website." More

Preventive-Care Screenings Covered 100 Percent

From the Office of Human Resources: “Preventive screenings obtained in-network are covered at 100 percent – no deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance are required. The following screenings are covered: musculoskeletal disorder (osteoporosis bone-density study); metabolic, nutrition, and endocrine (glucose/blood sugar) testing; anemia (iron deficiency/hemoglobin); heart and vascular disease (cardiovascular lipid panel and hypertension lipoprotein); cholesterol; cancer screening (colorectal occult blood, cervical, PAP smear and human papillomavirus-HPV); and prostate specific antigen (PSA). Don't forget – you have $750 per calendar year for your preventive annual physical and immunizations. Here's to your health!"

Discounted Tickets Now Available for Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Begin the Advent season with the annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert on Monday, November 30, 7:30 p.m., in Benaroya Hall. SPU's acclaimed Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and other groups will perform sacred and traditional Christmas music. Through September 30, individual tickets can be purchased at the discounted rate of $15 (an $8 fee per transaction applies), and 10 or more tickets are only $12 (with no transaction fee!). To purchase individual tickets (fewer than 10), call 206-215-4747. To purchase 10 or more tickets, call 206-215-4818. You can also buy tickets in person (cash and checks only) at the Benaroya Hall Box Office at Third Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle. Beginning October 1, tickets will be $17 and $20. More

SPU Continuing Education Analysis Available

The continuing education analysis is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. The analysis is located in the “End of Year Trends" menu. If you have comments or questions about this information, contact Janet Ward, associate vice president for information and data management, at or 206-281-2701. More

Sodexo Name Change. Please Update Your Website.

SPU's food services provider, Sodexo, updated the spelling of its same from Sodexho to Sodexo. Many of the old spellings of Sodexo were corrected recently. However, if you are responsible for a departmental website and have referenced Sodexo anywhere on it or in a PDF, please verify that the site's usage of the food-services provider is now correct. Thank you.

Lynnwood Vanpool Riders Wanted

Would you like to lower your stress financially, physically, and emotionally? If so, join the vanpool from Lynnwood to SPU. Contact Budget and Accounting Analyst Chris Cope at for more information.

Stationery Provider on Vacation

Vision Press, SPU's stationery provider, will be on vacation from September 23 to September 30. Orders placed by September 15 will be delivered October 1. Orders placed by September 29 will be delivered October 9. If you have any questions, contact Hope McPherson, online communications specialist, at 206-281-2552.

Tell Us a Story

Know a good story about SPU faculty, staff, students, or alumni? Submit story ideas about academic research, global engagement, interesting careers, etc, to

Swedish Ballard Emergency Room Physicians In-Network

Swedish Medical Center-Ballard emergency room physicians have signed an agreement to rejoin the Premera Blue Cross provider network, effective August 1. This means that emergency room services performed by a doctor at Swedish Medical Center in Ballard will now be considered in-network. These doctors have agreed to accept the contracted amount determined by Premera, and will no longer be "balance billing" the difference between what they charge, and what they receive from the SPU plan. The amounts they receive from the SPU plan are Premera's payments directly to the provider and your payment for any eligible deductibles, co-payments, and co-insurance. Please be aware, however, that Swedish Emergency Physicians who work on First Hill remain out-of-network. Premera continues to work on a plan to bring Swedish First Hill back into the network. If you have questions, contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676.

Pet Photo of the Week Resumes in October

The “Pet Photo of the Week" will resume in October. Please send two photos of your pet with a brief story explaining the photos to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Everyone is free to submit new photos of their pets if they have been previously featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Weekly Publication September 21

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. 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, September 24. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 28.


Brown Receives Board Certification

Assistant Professor of Music Carlene Brown successfully passed the national exam for music therapists, earning the title Board Certified Music Therapist, MT-BC. Soon after, the SPU music therapy program received formal notification of accreditation by the American Music Therapy Association. The bachelor of arts in music therapy at SPU is the first and only program offered in Washington state.

Faculty Members Co-Author New Book on Math Education

Professor of Sociology Martin Abbott, Washington School Research Center Director of Research Duane Baker, adjunct education faculty member Karen Smith, and Professor of English Thomas Trzyna have published Winning the Math Wars: No Teacher Left Behind, a study of mathematics education policy designed to contribute to the W ashington state and national debate. The book was released by the University of Washington Press and was written under the auspices of SPU's Washington School Research Center. The authors seek opportunities to discuss their findings. Contact Tom at 206-281-2474 if interested.

Davis Presents Paper

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presented his paper "Pilgrims' Progress: The Disenchanted Destinations of Reinhold Niebuhr and Raymond Aron" at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto, Canada, September 3-6.

Overstreet's New Movie Blog in Top 100

Filmwell, a new blog about great movies from around the world, was included in the Online Degrees Hub list of the Top 100 Film Studies blogs. Filmwell is an all-volunteer effort, co-founded by University Communications specialist Jeffrey Overstreet, who also serves as co-editor and a regular contributor. Online Degree Hub is a comprehensive guide to online education. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information is available through the online SPU White Pages.
Liz Andes, assistant coordinator of global and urban involvement, Perkins Center
Marques Gittens, admissions representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Emily Strickler, admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant Professor of History
Assistant/Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Assistant Professor, Political Science
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

Assistant to the Vice President for Administration and University Relations, Office of the Vice President for Administration and University Relations

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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