Monday, July 11, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


SUB ATM Removed

During the week of July 11, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union will be removing the ATM currently located in the Student Union Building. Several other ATMs are available around campus for your convenience — including a credit union ATM (BECU) adjacent to the SPU Bookstore, and the U.S. Bank parking lot along Nickerson Street

Diversified Participant Counselor on Campus July 18

Scott Jozefowski, Diversified participant counselor, will be on campus Monday, July 18, for individual appointments. Please take advantage of this time to ask questions, review your investment options and make sure you are on track to meet your retirement goals.

Reasons you may want to meet with the Diversified counselor:

1. You are not currently utilizing the SPU Employee Savings Plan – 403(b) and you are interested in learning how contributing to your retirement would affect your monthly income.

2. You would like to consolidate a retirement plan from a former employer to your Diversified account.

3. You have account balances remaining at TIAA-CREF and you would like to discuss the option to consolidate your funds with your account at Diversified.

4. You have a 403(b) account balance remaining at Fidelity and you would like to discuss the option to consolidate your funds with your account at Diversified.

5. You are interested in learning about the tools Diversified has available to assist you in your retirement planning.

6. You would like some assistance understanding how to utilize your online Diversified account.

NOTE: If you are considering consolidating, please bring the most recent copy of your account statements from your other retirement plan(s) to your meeting to assist with these services.

To schedule an appointment, go to the Diversified Online Scheduler at

1) Click on “click here" to register as a first-time visitor, or if you don't recall the username and password you set up previously.

2) Complete the required information including setting up a user name and password. Click the "NEXT" button on the lower right side of the screen.

3) Click on the Make Appointments tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the Meeting Type (One-On-One), Meeting Location (HR) and Room (Conf Room).

4) Once the calendar appears, click on the day you would like to meet (Monday, July 18); under Appointment availability select the time you would like to meet. You will be taken to the Review Appointment Details screen, click on the Make Appointment button, bottom right corner of screen. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment you set.

Thank You for Contributing Your Eyeglasses

The VSP donation box in the Office of Human Resources overflowed with 59 donated glasses on June 30. Each day, we watched the pile grow until it spilled out of the collection box. Thank you for thinking about those less fortunate around the world and taking the time and effort to remember to send glasses our way. There are undoubtedly people who will see clearly for the first time because of these gifts.

Mailing and Copying Services Summer Schedule

Mailing Services is now on a summer schedule. Pickup and delivery of mail and packages will be in the afternoon only. You may come and pick up your mail or packages prior to the afternoon delivery. The hours will stay the same Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. If your office will be closed for a certain amount of time, contact Assistant Manager Elaine Stevens at 206-281-2619 or Manager Frank Kinard at 206-281-2663 as to the dates and times, and they would be happy to hold the mail for you. The copy service times will remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mailing and Copying Services. More

The Latest on iTunes U: George MacDonald's “The Consuming Fire"

Student Sean Hudspeth reads a selection from George MacDonald's Unspoken Sermons. These were written primarily to his wife, Louisa MacDonald. The Unspoken Sermons were published between 1867 and 1889. Many people have been comforted by these words, and this recording is intended to bring this comfort to modern listeners. “The Consuming Fire" is a sermon about the love of God. MacDonald describes the eschatological encounter with God's love as an encounter with fire. The “fire of God's love" is a fire that purges impurities, and a fire that indwells. It is the presence of God. More

SPU Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Web, and Android

SPU's first mobile application is now available. SPU Mobile is now available in the iTunes App Store (search on "SPU Mobile") and will run on your iPhone and iPod Touch, plus your iPad (as a native iPhone app), and Android Go to the website for more information. More

Summer Retail Hours for Campus Dining

Falcon's Landing: Closed
C-Store: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Pura Vida: 7:45 a.m.–11 a.m., Monday–Friday
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday

Fac/Staff Bulletin Begins Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. During the summer, the Bulletin is published every other week. 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, July 21. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, July 25.


Scheuerman Wins Award

The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) recently gave an award to Assistant Professor of Education Richard Scheuerman for his article “Chief Cleveland Kamiakin and 20th Century Political Change on the Colville Indian Reservation." The article received the WSHS “Gates Award," recognizing an outstanding article on regional studies. Scheuerman co-wrote the article with Michael Finley, tribal council chair of the Colville Confederated Tribes. The article, published by the University of Washington in Pacific Northwest Historical Quarterly, was based on a recently discovered series of taped interviews with Chief Kamiakin in the 1950s. SPU's Instructional Technology Services department digitally restored the translation by Yakama elder Carrie Jim Schuster. Scheuerman and Finley discovered the recordings while conducting research for their recent book, Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot. The book was a finalist for “2010 Washington Book of the Year" by the Washington Library Association. Dick would like to acknowledge the valuable encouragement he received at SPU for his research on issues related to Native American education and history from Arthur Ellis, Bill Woodward, Mícheál Roe, and Rick Eigenbrood.

Denton Appointed Editor of Curriculum in Context

David Denton, assistant professor of education, was recently appointed as editor of the journal Curriculum in Context, which is published by the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. David will serve as the lead editor and Dr. Mike Dunn, superintendent of the Northeast Educational Service District 101 in Spokane, will serve as co-editor.

Lee's Paper Published

A research paper co-authored by Jaeil Lee was published in Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, the foremost research journal in clothing and textiles research area and one of the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) journals. The paper, co-authored with C. Ulasewicz, is titled “International and Beyond: Reflecting on the Identity of International Textile and Apparel Association," 29(2), 165-182. The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes and perceptions regarding the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA), which is the foremost international research and education organization in clothing and textiles field. This study was conducted with the goal of providing suggestions for future strategic planning regarding its international identity, and its impacts for the organization and membership. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods was applied. Research findings suggest ideas for ITAA to consider as it continues to grow and respond to the needs of its current and future global membership.

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 can be found through the online SPU White Pages.

Michael Paulus, University Librarian
DeHeavalyn Pullium, visit and events coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Carin Taylor, student employment coordinator, Student Financial Services


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
One-Year Assistant Professor of Philosophy
One-Year Instructor of Physics

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

Administative Assistant, Seattle Pacific Foundation
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Major Gifts Officer, Office of Development
Program Development Specialist (.5, 10-month, hool of Business and Economics

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 #39, Issue #26 | Published by: University Communications

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