Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


It's Snowing! Is SPU Open?

Faculty, staff, and students will receive an email if SPU will be closed or opening late due to inclement weather. The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or opening late is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800. The phone line and the SPU homepage will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, library hours, campus dining retail hours, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

Thursdays Food for Thought

The SPU Library resumes “Thursday Food for Thought" for Winter Quarter. Writer in Residence Gregory Wolfe reads from his new book, Beauty Will Save the World, on January 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library's Reading Room. Beauty and imagination are essential for cultural renewal. Gregory, the founder and editor of Image journal, makes this clear as he shares from his book, and takes a close look at the work of Wendell Berry, Evelyn Waugh, Shusaku Endo, Makoto Fujimura, Russell Kirk, Malcolm Muggeridge, and other essential artists and thinkers. More

Students Invite Faculty, Staff to Join Them in “Campus Spirit Week"

ASSP is inviting faculty and staff to join them in “Campus Spirit Week" as part of Homecoming 2012. Participate in the “Most Spirited Staff/Faculty" competitions to win prizes every day of the week. Here are the themes for each day.

Monday, January 23 – Decade Day (dress up in clothes from your favorite decade.)
Tuesday, January 24 – Twin Day
Wednesday, January 25 – Mustache Day
Thursday, January 26 – SPU Pride Day
Friday, January 27 – “I heart Phil" Day
Join the Facebook event page for more details. More

First Student vs. Alumni Flag Football Game

Grab your coat and gloves and rally some friends to march up to the Queen Anne Bowl for the first-ever student vs. alumni flag football game Saturday, January 28, at 1 p.m. ASSP will have warm beverages and spirit-a-plenty as you cheer on the team of your choice. Who will play harder to win the title of champion, not to mention some pretty awesome bragging rights? Come find out!

Send Your Event Information to Loopy

Loopy, the undergraduate weekly student e-newsletter published by the Office of Student Programs, now features a monthly calendar. Events in Loopy also appear on the Office of Student Programs website. To submit events and programs to the calendar that specifically pertain to undergraduate students, or to view the weekly Loopy news, visit the website. More

SPU Theatre Presents “Much Ado About Nothing"

The Seattle Pacific University Theatre department presents one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, “Much Ado About Nothing," January 19-21 and 26-28, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre inside McKinley Hall. There will be two matinees on January 21 and 28, at 2 p.m. The play begins with a marriage celebration, which is crushed by a devious and resentful prince. Meanwhile, for a second pair of lovers whose endless and witty sparring threatens to keep them apart, marriage seems inevitable. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students/seniors. The theater is wheelchair accessible. To purchase tickets, call 206-281-2959 or visit the website. More

Professors: Let Us Know About Interesting Graduates

etc magazine is looking for 2011 graduates who are currently up to something noteworthy. Maybe it's a job, internship, or a travel experience. Please email etc Julia Siemens at julia2@spu.edu with the student's name, any contact information you may have, and what he or she is doing.

Free and Convenient: Circuit Training for All Levels

Do you sit all day? Feel lethargic? Need to get moving but want a little guidance? Join Dale Cannavan, assistant professor of exercise science, along with his advanced-level trained students for circuit training classes Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the upper balcony gym in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels, and while intended to "make you work," they will also be fun. No RSVP is required – just join us! In addition, if you participate for a month or more, you will be able to give yourself five points on the WebMD rewards page. You're that much closer to earning your quarterly 50 points to be converted to $50 flexible spending in 2012-13. You have to earn all 50 points to get the $50 — so get started! If you have questions, email Dale at cannavand@spu.edu. If you're unfamiliar with circuit training, visit the Wikipedia website. More

Free Yoga on Tuesdays

She's back! Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, returns to practice yoga with you in the First Free Methodist Gym on Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. Don't forget: You can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for each month's participation and add them to your quarterly goal of 50 points in WebMD. When you earn 50 points between January 1 through March 31, you will receive $50 for your 2012-13 flexible spending account. You have to earn the 50 points, however. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or mccric@spu.edu. Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

Walking/Activity Challenge: SPU Globe Trekkers

Shall we see if we can make it all the way around the globe again this year? Looking for a way to kick start your New Year's resolution? This quarter, you can participate in an eight-week walking and activity challenge. Your steps/miles walked, along with other physical activity performed, will be combined with other SPU Globe Trekkers. We need you! Your involvement can help us make it all the way around the globe. Results from last Winter Quarter:167 signed up, and as a group, we walked, ran, biked, pumped iron, did aerobics, yoga, martial arts, and other activities for 19,751 miles over an eight-week period. We didn't quite make it around the world – but we were super close. So let's hit the mark this year. All fitness levels welcome and encouraged. An incentive is still to be determined. Stay tuned for more information in the Fac/Staff Bulletin and via your email.

Emergency Room or the NurseLine?

Your child wakes in the middle of the night crying and has a high fever. What to do? You could rush to the emergency room where you might sit for hours waiting to be seen and worrying about how much this is going to cost. Or you could try another option first: Call the 24-Hour NurseLine. Let the nurses help determine what is needed to care for your child and the appropriate setting for that care given the condition. It may save you money by substituting a trip to the doctor the next day, or a trip to the nearest open Urgent Care center, or suggest a home remedy. You may end up in the emergency room, but obtain peace of mind first with the NurseLine. Make it easy on yourself. Take out your phone and enter this contact number for the NurseLine: 1-800-841-8343. (Give yourself two WebMD points if you register the NurseLine on your phone.) Don't know how to record WebMD points? Contact Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon at 206-281-2676 or mccric@spu.edu.

Seattle Dessert Reception for High School Students and Their Parents

Know a high school student interested in potentially attending SPU? Our annual Seattle Dessert Reception, Monday, January 23, 7-9 p.m., is a great opportunity for students to see what SPU has to offer by hearing from Admissions, Financial Aid, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Student Life representatives, all while enjoying some delicious desserts! Contact Visits and Events Coordinator DeHeavalyn Pullium at pullid@spu.edu for more information. Registration can be found online. More

Zipcars Available to Faculty, Staff

Imagine the convenience of having a car parked right around the corner, without any maintenance hassles or ownership costs. Did you know that SPU faculty and staff can gain access to any and all Zipcars for only $25? That's the cost for an entire year of membership. You only pay when you reserve a car. Zipcars can be reserved for an hour or a day, and you can choose from MINIs, hybrids, trucks, SUVs, and more. Reservations can be made online or with your smart phone when you need a car. Your very own “Zipcard “unlocks the car, and then you're on your way for an average of $9 an hour. Every reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. The best part is your membership is good in every Zipcar city in the world. To join, visit the website. More

Fuel Efficient Vehicle Credit

Faculty and staff who drive low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20 percent parking discount. To qualify, your vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tailpipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and (if hybrid or electric) battery mass and composition. To determine if your vehicle qualifies, visit greenercars.org/news.htm and click on the LEED Low Emission Vehicles link. If your vehicle qualifies, contact Garrett McGuire, program assistant in Safety and Security, at gmcguire@spu.edu to receive the discount.

Latest on iTunes U: Lectio

The Lectio series on the Book of Mark with Instructor of New Testament Laura Sweat has begun. The first week's Lectio, “Introduction to the Gospel of Mark: Mark 1:1-15," is now available on SPU iTunes. More

The Latest From Campus Dining

"Come by this week to take advantage of these tasty specials."

Medley: Greek Salad
Grill 155: Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Wrap
Weter Kiosk: 10 percent off all drinks, when submitting a vote for the Weter Kiosk's new name. Or vote online. More

Upcoming Falcon Home Games

Saturday, January 21
Women's basketball vs Montana State Billings, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m. More

More Pet Photos Needed

“We're all out of pet photos for the Fac/Staff Bulletin. A snow day would be a great time to take some pictures of your pets and send them to fsb-editor@spu.edu "

Pet Photo of the Week

“We adopted Lucy when she was 1½ years old (she is now 10). She had been in a shelter for the previous year and was a bit wild. We all bonded a couple of months after adopting her when we spent a week together camping. From then on, she was our dog, and we were her pack. She loves her pack and their friends. In the past few years, we could have changed her name to ‘Mom's Shadow.' She follows me everywhere when she is indoors. She loves her time outdoors during the day where she hunts. Since she is part husky and lab, the cold or wet weather never bothers her." Chris Cope budget and accounting analyst, Finance Department. Select the link for another photo of Lucy. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu. The next deadline is Thursday, January 19. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 23.


Sawer's Article Published

A paper by Associate Professor of Accounting Kimberly Sawers titled “The Impact of Risk and Affect on Information Search Efficiency" was published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 117(1): 80-87, January 2012. The paper was co-authored with Allen Blay and Kathryn Kadous. This journal is listed in the New York Times “Top 40 Business Journals." The article is available online. More

Diddam's Article Published

An article written by Margaret Diddams, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, titled "Spirituality of Management" was recently published in Zondervan's Dictionary of Christian Spirituality.

Wolfe Selected as Judge for Poetry Competition

SPU Writer in Residence and Director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program Gregory Wolfe will be the judge for the 2012 Merton Prize in the Poetry of the Sacred, sponsored by the Thomas Merton Institute.

Overstreet's Article Published

University Communication Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet's reflections on his favorite films of 2011 were published in two parts at “Good Letters," the blog for Image journal. He included some thoughts on the role of criticism as well. Those articles, along with 20 more that Overstreet contributed in 2011, are archived online. More


Ethix Magazine Mentioned

An interview with former Costco CEO and founder Jim Sinegal that appeared in Ethix magazine was noted in the January 2012 edition of the national Costco Connection magazine. School of Business and Economics Executive in Resident Albert Erisman is the co-founder and editor of Ethix magazine, which began in October 1998. In this role he has interviewed business leaders from around the world on issues of ethics, technology, values, and purpose. Read Al's interview with Jim Sinegal online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical
Assistant Professor of Physics/Science Education

For 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

Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Housekeeper/Customer Service Specialist, Camp Casey Conference Center
Marriage and Family Therapy Program Coordinator, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Receptionist (temporary, part-time), Student Health Services
Security Officer I, Office of Safety and Security
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multi-Cultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Web Designer II, 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

Volume #40, Issue #2 | Published by: University Communications

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