Monday, December 13, 2010 Seattle Pacific University


Autumn Grades Due December 20

Autumn 2010 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 20. 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 December 20, they need to contact SAS at so that the grades can be rolled to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline as we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, call SAS at 206-281-2032 or 206-281-2031.

Palmer Lecture Series With Dr. J. Kameron Carter

The 2011 Palmer Lecture Series sponsored by the School of Theology will be Thursday, January 27. Dr. J. Kameron Carter, associate professor in theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School, will be the guest lecturer. Dr. Carter will address issues of race, theology, and the church as he discusses "Post-Racial Religion: Or, The Question of the Neighbor in the 21st Century." The SPU campus is invited and encouraged to attend two events on January 27; the Palmer Chapel at 9:30 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church, and the Palmer Lecture at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Contact Kelsey Holloway at or 206-281-5415 with further questions.

New Year's Resolution: Start Circuit Training

Circuit training will recommence on Monday, January 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the upper gym in Brougham Pavilion. The instructor is Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Exercise Science Dale Cannavan. All faculty and staff are welcome.

Theatre Tickets Make Great Christmas Gifts!

SPU's Theatre Department will present the musical “Godspell," January 20-22, and 27-29. Theatre tickets are a great idea for Christmas stocking stuffers. Tickets can be purchased at the McKinley Hall Box Office website before December 15, and the tickets will be mailed to your home address. Visit the website for more information. More

Staff Invited to Next Staff Council Forum With President Eaton

Join us for a time of fellowship with staff colleagues across campus and a chance to hear from President Eaton at the next Staff Forum on Tuesday, December 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Sharing from his recent readings as well as his forthcoming book, Engaging the Culture, Changing the World: The Christian University in a Post-Christian World, President Eaton will talk about the important role of SPU staff in the university's transforming work in the world. The forum is sponsored by the Staff Council.

Flexible Spending Accounts and Over-Counter-Prescriptions

Starting January 1, 2011, you may no longer purchase over-the-counter medications for reimbursement using your Flexible Spending Account unless you have a doctor's prescription. (Insulin will be considered a qualified medical expense, regardless of doctor's prescription.) If you have a prescription for an over-the-counter medication or drug, pay for it using a means other than the debit card (Benefits Card), and submit your prescription along with your reimbursement form to the flexible spending administrator, BAC. If you have questions, call the Human Resources office at 206-281-2809.

Latest on iTunes U: 2010 Day of Common Learning Sessions

Most of the 2010 Day of Common Learning sessions are now available on iTunes U. More

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by January 6

The peer advisor selection process for 2010–11 is coming up fast, and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you know students who rise above – leaders among leaders – we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Stacia Cumberland in the Office of Residence Life at no later than January 6. Thank you in advance for your help.

Flu Shots Available All Week

Flu shots are available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall, every day this week from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. Walk-ins are also welcome. The cost is $20 (cash, check, or SPU's Premera Insurance). Family members (age 15 and older) of faculty and staff who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive influenza shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive care benefit. Flu shots obtained at other preferred providers, will be covered 100 percent (subject to the annual preventive care limit of $750). Contact Human Resources for benefit questions at 206-281-2809.

Pet Photo of the Week on Winter Break

Thanks to all the proud pet owners who sent in photos and stories. We need more, so be sure to take some during the holidays and submit them to Fac/Staff Bulletin Editor Tracy Norlen at Merry Christmas!

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Last 2010 Bulletin Is Dec. 20

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday 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, December 16. The last Bulletin for December will be published Monday, December 20.


Erisman Presents in Ireland, Northern Ireland

Al Erisman, executive in residence, gave several presentations at Boston College's Irish Institute 2010 program on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. The program was held in Ireland and Northern Ireland, December 5-11. Representatives of the Irish Institute, along with 20 business leaders from Ireland, visited several universities in the United States last spring to examine the role small business can play in promoting employee volunteerism, environmentally friendly technologies and design, charitable giving, human rights/fair labor practices, and civic engagement. Subsequently, they chose Al as the person they wanted to host in Ireland to “continue the conversation."



On opinion piece by Assistant Professor of Political Science Katya Drozdova titled “The U.S. Must Win This War" was published November 28 in The Free-Lance Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia, not Fredericksburg, Maryland, as stated in last week's Bulletin.


Faculty Positions

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

Coordinator-Disability Support Services, Center for Learning
Coordinator of Housing and Meal Plan Administration, University Services
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Library Assistant, Cataloging (.8), Library
Microsystems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Web Communications Manager, University Communications

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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