Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Thursday Food for Thought: Laura Sweat

Laura Sweat, assistant professor of biblical studies, reads from the Winter Quarter Lectio on the Gospel of Mark at the next Thursday Food for Thought on February 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. She will talk about “Glittering Gold and Temple Troubles: Jesus' Teaching on Money, Politics, Religion, and the End of the World as We Know It," and share what she is learning about Jesus' identity through his teaching at the temple in Jerusalem. More

Student Employee Supervisors: Nominate Your Student by Feb. 22

Do you have an outstanding student employee who you'd like to nominate as SPU's Student Employee of the Year? The winner of this award will receive campuswide recognition, a certificate of appreciation, and a $50 Visa gift card. The SPU winners (one on-campus student employee and one off-campus student employee) will be forwarded to the Washington state and National Student Employment Associations for a chance to win either of these awards. The national award winner will receive a $1,000 cash reward. To be eligible, the student must have completed or will expect to complete at least six months of part-time employment during the academic year of July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012. In addition, the student must hold at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Contact Katie Washington, student employment coordinator, at washingtonk@spu.edu for nomination instructions. All nominations are due February 22. Also, make a note on the calendar that National Student Employment Week is April 8-14, 2012. This is a time dedicated to showing our appreciation for student employees.

Final SPU Scholar Competition

Thank you for helping make the first round of SPU Scholar interviews run smoothly last Friday! The Undergraduate Admissions office will host the second round of SPU Scholar interviews on Monday, February 27. Like last week, please warmly welcome these bright students and their families to SPU! If faculty would like to participate in the second competition by interviewing candidates, contact visit and events coordinator Carly Hanson at chanson@spu.edu.

Ash Wednesday Service

On Wednesday, February 22, join the office of University Ministries and Center for Worship for the traditional Ash Wednesday service at 12:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, makes a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2012-13 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 6, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

Connect With SPU on Facebook

SPU's official Facebook page (spu.edu/facebook) contains news, information about events, and posts on topics related to faith and culture. The alumni Facebook page (spu.edu/alumnifacebook) is the place to connect with friends, find an event, photos, and tag friends in the “blast from the past" images.

Donate to “Be a Match" Registry on Feb. 22

Leukemia kills more children in the United States than any other disease, which is why SPU students are taking action to help find patients of leukemia and other bone and blood disorders the match they need. Students are hosting “Give a Spit About Cancer" campaign on Wednesday, February 22, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. in the SUB. Volunteers will swab the inside of your cheek for a salvia sample. After three to four weeks, all the donors will be tested and automatically added anonymously to the Be The Match Registry®. A simple swab is all it takes to register as a bone marrow donor and possibly save the life of a bone or blood cancer patient. Learn more at the website. More

“Growing Up Homeless"

An educational forum on “Growing Up Homeless" will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The forum is part of the activities surrounding the visit of Tent City 3. More

Walking/Activity Challenge: SPU Globe Trekkers Starts March 5

From Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon: “We're just a few days away from the start of the 2012 SPU Globe Trekkers challenge. Remember that New Year's resolution? The SPU Wellness Committee wants to help. This eight-week walking challenge will combine your steps/miles walked and activity performed with other SPU Globe Trekkers to walk around the globe – learning about places as we go. We need your participation to make it all the way around! You'll get tools and resources to help you walk and track your steps, 50 WebMD flexible spending points for the quarter if you can participate at any level during the eight weeks. There may even be a free small completion gift for you. We can do this! Stay tuned for more info in Fac/Staff Bulletin and your email inbox."

Friday Night Prayer

Friday night prayer is an opportunity for students, faculty, and members of the community to gather and intercede for SPU. We meet every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. in “The Room" at First Free Methodist Church.

Retirement Readiness Seminar for Those 45 and Older

The Office of Human Resources invites faculty and staff to the second annual Retirement Readiness Seminar on Tuesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m. in the Queen Anne Room in Upper Gwinn Commons. This evening is filled with information and resources to help plan now for the retirement you want later. Spouses are welcome, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to HR's Pension and Data Specialist Jackie Belz at jbelz@spu.edu, and indicate if your spouse will be joining you. The seminar will review Medicare, retirement income and expenses, investing through retirement, Social Security, Emeriti Health Solutions program, long-term care, and life insurance.

Upcoming Falcon Games

Thursday, February 23
Women's basketball vs Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Friday, February 24 Gymnastics vs U.C. Davis, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Seniors Night)

Saturday, February 25
Indoor Track and Field, Last Chance Indoor Qualifier, Demsey Indoor at University of Washington, 3 p.m.

Women's basketball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m. (Seniors Night) More

Pet Photos of the Week

“These are my cats Samson and Natasha. We adopted them from the Humane Society for Christmas last year when they were 2 months old. They take care of each other like siblings and love to play chase up and down the stairs in the middle of the night. When they are not sleeping or hiding from our three kids, they love to climb on any available lap or back for petting and snuggling." Eric Crissman, Web senior designer, University Communications. Select the link for more photos of Samson and Natasha. 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, February 23. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 27.


Kelly Speaks to DAR

Communications specialist and novelist Clint Kelly was the guest speaker for the Valentine's Day meeting of the Cascade Chapter (Bellevue) of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Clint, who spoke on "Writing for Love," is also program director for the annual Northwest Christian Writers Renewal at Overlake Christian Church in May.

SHS New Appointments. Reception March 9.

From School of Health Sciences Dean Lucille Kelley: “Kelly Marley has been appointed interim associate dean for undergraduate nursing, and Linda Pedersen has been appointed interim director of the nurse practitioner program. Kelly was previously the director of our RNB program and brings a variety of skills and talents to her new role. In addition to her professional experiences and teaching credentials, her background includes many years in top level restaurant management positions. What great preparation for program management! Linda is a nurse practitioner who owns and operates her own clinic. In addition to her clinical knowledge and experience, she has years of experience as a nurse administrator in a local hospital and teaching experience at SPU. The School of Health Sciences will benefit from her broad experience and wisdom. Please join me in welcoming Kelly and Linda to their new roles at a cake and punch reception on Friday, March 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Marston Hall, 3rd floor."

Chaney, Keuss, and Overstreet Discuss the Oscars

Is Midnight in Paris a masterpiece or a nightmare? Does The Artist deserve to win the Oscar for Best Picture? Is War Horse unforgivably sentimental? Is The Help “appalling" and “immoral"? On Monday, February 13, Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss, Professor of English Chris Chaney, and Response magazine Contributing Editor Jeffrey Overstreet were the guests at The Kindlings Muse, hosted by Jennie Spohr. They discussed these questions and more. You can listen to their conversation on the Kindlings Muse podcast here. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Addie Davis, administrative assistant, Office of Academic Affairs
Fa'ana Martin, senior admissions counselor for multicultural outreach, Undergraduate Admissions


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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

Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Housekeeper/Customer Service Specialist, Camp Casey Conference Center
Security Officer I, Office of Safety and Security
Student Financial Services Coordinator, Student Financial Services
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

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