Monday, March 5, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


WSRC Publications Included in DOE's Digital Library

Administrators of the U.S. Department of Education's federal ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) program have informed the Washington School Research Center (WSRC) at SPU of their request to include all the Center's publications in their digital library. This tribute was unsolicited by the WSRC. The publications have been chosen by a panel of national content experts and deemed as high-value, education-related content. ERIC is searched by more than three million users each month, and provided on the platforms of several major commercial database vendors such as Ovid, ProQuest, OCLC, and ThompsonDialog.

Winter 2012 Census Information Available

The Winter Quarter census information is now available on the Office of Information and Data Management (IDM) website. Several pages on the IDM site are open to the public; others are available to only SPU staff and faculty. If you have comments or questions about the information appearing on the website, contact Tim Gatlin, senior systems and data manager, at or 206-281-2545. More

HECB “Key Facts About Higher Education" Report

The 2012 edition of “Key Facts About Higher Education in Washington" was recently released by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB). The report, produced annually by the HECB, is a convenient resource for basic information such as student enrollments, demographics, and tuition rates. The Information and Data Management's website provides a link to this report. More

Men's Basketball Team in Playoffs

The men's basketball team is in the playoffs! The Falcons (21-7) drew the No. 3 seed in the West Region and will compete in their eighth straight NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament. They open with a rematch against No. 6 Dixie State on Friday, March 9, at 12:30 p.m. at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Visit the Falcons website for all the latest playoff action. More

Educational Forum: Advocacy for Homeless Issues

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Sandra Hartje will lead an education forum titled "Advocacy for Homeless Issues: Envisioning a Different World" on Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. Professor Hartje will be joined by an attorney instrumental in obtaining approval for tent cities by the City of Seattle, and a representative from the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance advocating for homeless and affordable housing issues.

“What Homeless People Want"

Residents of Tent City 3 will share their views on homelessness in Seattle, offer proposals on solutions, and talk about the next practical steps at a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Weter Lounge. The discussion is titled “What Homeless People Want." Tent City 3, a portable, self-managed community of homeless people, is currently located on SPU's Wallace Field. This event is free and open to the public.

Choral Concert

The Men's and Women's choirs present their winter concert on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

Camp Casey Faculty/Staff House Summer Reservations Are Open

Summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay currently available are June 11-September 24, 2012. Reservation requests are due by March 23. The summer requests are based on years of service to SPU (provided by Human Resources) and past summer stays at Casey. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More

Help Restock the Tent City 3 Library

Ivy Honorary, SPU's chapter of Mortarboard, invites faculty and staff to donate books to restock Tent City 3's library, which was damaged during the move in January and the recent snow storm. Books needed are biographies, history, fantasy, science fiction, murder mysteries, romance, and puzzle books. Please place books in the labeled boxes located around faculty and staff offices. Or email and we will be glad to pick up your books. The book drive ends Friday, March 16.

Need a Department Retreat Location? Contact Camp Casey Conference Center

Don't forget to think about booking the Camp Casey Conference Center for your department retreats (rates as low as $15 per person), or as part of a church or community organization in which you belong ($22-24.50 per person). Do you have a family event planned? Reserve the campground at Casey as well. If you are on Whidbey Island and would like a tour for your event, contact Robyn Wynn, manager of conference services for Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn, at 866-661-6604 or 360-678-5050.

Staff Payroll Change?

The 15th of each month is the last day to make adjustments or additions to your staff payroll check. If you have any changes, call Carol Clement, payroll lead in the Finance Office, at 206-281-2533.

Latest From Campus Dining

The specials of the week at the SUB include a tasty Chef's Salad ($5.49) at Medley, or a Chicken Pesto Sandwich ($4.29) at Grill 155. Stop by any of the other campus dining locations for a great meal.

SPU Hosts Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

SPU has the opportunity to welcome about 100 high school students, teachers, and chaperones to campus to attend the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, March 15-16. These students have completed outstanding science, math, technology, and engineering research, and they will present their work in both oral presentation and poster format. Faculty and staff are especially invited to come to Upper Gwinn to see the poster presentations on Thursday, March 15, 2-3:30 p.m. If you see students on campus who have "special name tags," please give them a personal welcome. For more information, go to the WJSHS website. More

SPU Globe Trekkers Has Started

From Associate Director of Human Resources Carrie McCrimmon: “We're off on our eight-week challenge starting today, March 5. If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late to become one of many SPU Globe Trekkers walking for health and fitness and combining your steps with others to see if we can walk around the globe in eight weeks. Have questions? Send me a message at or give me a call at 206-281-2676." More

Latest on iTunes U: Alumni Homecoming Breakfast

SPU invites its alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend each year. During the festivities, the SPU Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni. You can watch this year's breakfast honoring 2012 Alumnus of the Year Alec Hill. More

Correction: From the Archives

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier: “Last week's ‘From the Archives' contained a mistake in the photo caption. The band leader with his back to the camera is Dr. Leon Metcalf, who contributed greatly to building the SPC band. The archives regrets the error." Select the link to see the photo. More

Pet Photos Needed

If you've ever wanted your pet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin, now's the time. Send in two photos and a brief explanation to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“This is CeCe, owned by Randy of Tent City 3. CeCe (for ‘camp cat') adopted Tent City 3 a few moves ago, and primarily hangs out with Randy, although she frequently wanders from tent to tent. She tangled with a raccoon a few weeks ago, and thanks to some complimentary vet service and antibiotics, CeCe is now on the mend." Select the link for a bigger photo of CeCe. 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 The next deadline is Thursday, March 8. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 12.


Retirement Celebration in Honor of Lucille Kelley

Join the School of Health Sciences for a retirement celebration for Dean Lucille Kelley on Friday, March 9, 3–5:30 p.m., in Upper Gwinn. Lucille has invested 27 years at Seattle Pacific as faculty and dean. She has not only been a remarkable leader for the School of Health Sciences, but she has also been a remarkable academic leader for the University.

Welcome Reception for New SHS Appointments

The School of Health Science invites the SPU community to a welcome reception for two new members on Friday, March 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Marston Hall, third floor. 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 the School of Health Sciences R.N.B. 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. 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.

Hallak Gives Presentation

Daniel Hallak, professional development specialist in the School of Business and Economics, spoke at a meeting of the National Association of Women MBAs, Seattle chapter, on January 24 at Microsoft's Redmond campus. His talk was titled “Networking 2.0: Leveraging LinkedIn to Empower Your Career."

Denton Receives Scholar Award

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education David Denton received the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE) Scholar Award at their annual meeting in Chicago. The award was for David's proposed research on the use bPortfolios in teacher education. Congratulations, David! Select the link to see a photo of the award. More

SOE Faculty Give Presentation

Several School of Education faculty members gave a presentation at the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE) conference in Chicago. SOE faculty members Amy Vaughn, Andrew Lumpe, David Denton, and Rick Eigenbrood gave a presentation on the use of bPortfolios.

Welcome, Sarah Bear

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Sarah Bear, R.N. to B.S. program director, School of Health Services.


Davis in Vancouver Sun, on KING-TV

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis is quoted in an article in the Vancouver Sun on March 3 about the Washington state caucuses. He also appeared on “UpFront with Robert Mak" on March 4 to discuss the caucuses. Read the Vancouver Sun article online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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
Security Officer I, Office of Safety and Security
SFS Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Systems Analyst/Administrator-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Undergraduate Academic Counselor, .5 FTE, Student Academic Services
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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