Monday, June 11, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Quarter Grades Due June 18

Spring Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 18. Grades may be submitted to Student Academic Services (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 academic dismissal, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the web before June 18, they may contact Kelli Knapp in SAS at so that grades can be rolled to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, contact SAS prior to the grading deadline, for they may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli Knapp at 206-281-2636.

Summer Lectio on the Prophets Begins Today

The Summer Quarter Lectio, “Selections From the Prophets" begins next Monday, June 11. Led by SPU Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture Jeff Keuss, the series looks at the writings of 12 prophets, from Isaiah to Malachi. You can read each Lectio (along with the biblical text it covers), listen to a podcast, or both. Sign up online to receive notifications of new readings and podcasts. More

Women's Brownbag Lectio Group

Join us in the Lower Weter conference room on Tuesdays at noon as we follow the Lectio. On Tuesday, June 12, we begin "Selections From the Prophets," written by Lectio Guide Jeff Keuss. Bring your lunch if you like, and we'll listen to the Lectio as we follow along on the screen. We start at 12:10 p.m. and finish by 12:55 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Henning at 206-281-2329 or

Faculty, Staff Invited to Brown Bag Lunch With First Free Methodist Church Staff

A message from Camille Pook, assistant to the pastor, First Free Methodist Church: “Our FFM staff really enjoyed connecting with many of you at the recent brown bag lunch! It was a great turn out with about 20 SPU staff and faculty members coming over to the Fine Center to share lunch and fellowship. We would like to continue to meet together once a month over lunch for a time of connection, encouragement, and worship. Please put Wednesday, June 20, on your calendars and plan to join us at noon in the Fine Center with your lunch. Feel free to invite others to come along. Other upcoming Wednesday lunch dates are July 25 and August 29. Hope to see you there!"

Globetrekker Prizes - Come and Get 'em!,

Faculty and staff who participated for a majority of the Globetrekker Challenge (six or more weeks) during Winter and Spring quarters are eligible to receive small participation prizes. The prizes are a star reflector with flashing light, for use when walking or riding your bike in the evenings; and a chameleon cup, which changes color when you drink cold liquids and is a fun way to increase your water intake. Please come down to the Human Resources office and pick up your prizes at the front counter. Feel free to pick up for others in your office who participated as well. Finally, Human Resources would like to know about your experience with Globetrekkers this year. Follow the link and fill out a short survey. More

SPU Stationery 2012-13 Prices

Prices for SPU stationery products will increase slightly for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Orders placed after 10 a.m. on June 19 will be charged the 2012-13 prices. Those items will be delivered and invoiced by June 29. Select the link to see the complete list of 2012-13 prices. More

Product and Service Discounts for Faculty, Staff

The Human Resources website includes a link titled "Product and Service Discounts Provided by Other Companies." Check out discounts available to SPU employees. Note: Human Resources has not evaluated either the individual businesses or their pricing. We cannot claim that these services, prices, or these businesses are superior to others. You are encouraged, as always, to shop around. More

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.

SPU's Online Classifieds

Don't forget SPU's free, online classified ads. You'll find ads for apartments, houses, and rooms; ridesharing; general items for sale; vehicles; lost and found; housing or roommates wanted; volunteer opportunities; and free items. More

SBE Hosts Technology Conference

The Center for Integrity in Business in the School of Business and Economics is pleased to host “The Digital Society: Rethinking the Christian Commentary on Technology for the 21st Century," June 22-23, on the SPU campus. Speakers, panelists, and guests from Australia, the East Coast, Texas, and across Canada are coming for this interdisciplinary conference on technology, culture, and Christian spirituality. Faculty and staff are welcome to participate, but space is limited. More information and registration can be found on the conference website. More

Whooping Cough Vaccinations

What can you do to prevent whooping cough, which has become an epidemic in Washington state? Get your pertussis (Whooping Cough) vaccination, which is covered 100 percent under our Premera preventive immunization. Covered individuals can obtain the vaccination from their provider's office or from a pharmacy. If you use a pharmacy, be prepared to pay for the vaccine out of pocket and then submit it to Premera for reimbursement. The medical claim reimbursement form can be found on our Human Resources forms website. More

Latest on iTunes U: Weter Lecture with Professor Rebekah Rice

“Resurrection of the Body?: Physicalism and the Possibility of Life After Death" was the title of the 2012 Weter Lecture with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rebekah Rice. In the lecture, Rebekah addresses the questions “Can a Christian be a physicalist?", and “Is there a coherent story to tell about how a physical entity can survive bodily death?" She critically evaluates proposals by Christian philosophers who have answered “yes" to both questions, and proposes theories about the possibility of resurrection given physicalism. More

Pet Photos This Week

“These three get along most of the time, but not usually this well. When it happens, you take pictures! Joining Dublin Kells and Guinness St James Gate is our newest member, Londonderry Donegal (Derry). She's the white and tan one and is 3 years old. Dublin is 6 and Guinness turns 6 in September. On May 24, Derry gave birth to two boys; Kilronin and Kilkenny. We now have 5! Both boys are good eaters and have doubled their weight in less than a week. They have crawled out of bed and made it critical that we puppy-proof our house! When we told my father we were keeping them, he said ‘You're going to have five?' My response was ‘You had five kids and had to pay for college and weddings, I only have to pay for puppy obedience school!'" Ruth Adams, University Registrar. Select the link to see a larger picture. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Now on Summer Schedule

During the summer, the Fac/Staff Bulletin will be 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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, June 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 25.


Lee Named “Outstanding Alumna"

Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Jaeil Lee was selected as an “outstanding alumna" from Chungnam National University (CNU) in Korea at its 60th anniversary ceremony. CNU selected ten outstanding alumni who “made positive changes in their field and are excellent role models." Jaeil was selected as an outstanding almuna in education and academics. A Korean newspaper reported on the CNU outstanding alumni. Select the link to see the article. More

Castelo's New Book

Associate Professor of Theology Daniel Castelo new book Theological Theodicy was just published by Wipf and Stock. The book deals with the age-old question of God's relationship to evil — what theologians and philosophers call “theodicy." Writes Stephen Rankin from Southern Methodist University, “Daniel Castelo engages [theodicy] with grace, humility, and deep understanding. Many books on theodicy read with philosophical detachment. Castelo writes as a Christian theologian fully committed to practicing discipleship. The questions he faces are no mere abstractions, but the stuff of life. Castelo knows exactly when to speak with bold clarity and when to remain reverently silent. Anyone who reads this book will do so with great profit." Read more about the book online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
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, Finance
Administrative Assistant (.5), Health & Human Performance
Administrative Assistant (temporary), Office of Residence Life
Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life, Office of Student Life
Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Chemistry
Employer Relations Manager, Center for Career and Calling
Financial Aid and Administrative Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Multi-Skilled Trades, Carpentry, Camp Casey Conference Center
Office Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Registered Dietitian (.625), Student Counseling Center
Residence Life Coordinator, Office of Residence Life
Security Officer, Safety and Security
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Visit and Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

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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