Monday, August 19, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Change in University Services Customer Service Hours

Beginning Tuesday, September 3, the customer service hours for the Office of University Services will be 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, in the office building at 3220 6th Avenue West. The units involved are Housing and Meal Plan Services, Campus Card Services, Conference Services, and Dining Services. Also on September 3, Mailing & Copying Services at 323 W Nickerson Street will change their customer service hours to 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Office of Business and Finance, Office of Planning & Administration Schedule for August 29

The Office of Business and Finance (OBF) and the Office of Planning & Administration (OPA) will have a modified schedule and/or operate on a skeletal crew during the afternoon of Thursday, August 29, due to the annual OBF/OPA summer event.
The departments listed below will be CLOSED at noon on August 29. (If you have an urgent need, please contact Safety & Security at 206-281-2922 to reach personnel for the following departments).
• OBF Vice President's Office
• OPA Sr. Vice President's Office
• Risk Management
• Computer and Information Systems
• Finance
• Human Resources
• University Services
• Housing and Meal Plans
• Campus Cards

The departments listed below are OPEN but on a modified schedule.
• Facility and Project Management. Contact 206-281-2330.
• Mailing and Copying Services. Mail will be delivered to offices in the morning. If you have metered mail that needs to go out on Thursday, please bring it to Mailing Services by noon. Mailing Services will be open in the afternoon for sales (only non-metered items).

The departments listed below will be OPEN and on their regular schedule.
• Bookstore
• Conference Services
• Safety & Security
• Seattle Pacific Foundation

Cigna Hint #1: How to Reimburse Yourself From HSA?

From Human Resources. "If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account), you know that you can take from the account only as much as you have already deposited into the account (via both the contributions made by SPU on your behalf and your own personal contributions). If you find yourself in a position where you need to pay for a doctor's bill, lab service, or prescription, and there isn't enough in your HSA, you will need to pay a portion out of your own pocket (another account, credit card, cash, etc.). To reimburse yourself, you can do the following: login to, select "Review My Coverage" on the left side of the menu bar, and the select "Health Savings Account (HSA)" from the drop down menu. Next, under the words "Account Balance," select the blue link: "Health Savings Account." Select "Transfers" from the menu bar and then "Withdraw from HSA," which shows up in green immediately below. Follow the instructions to "SetUp Account" and you will be ready to go when it's time to "Make [a] Withdrawal." Use this method rather than an ATM withdrawal, as ATM/cash transactions can raise red flags with the IRS.

Urgent and Extended Hours Care: Know Before You Go

From Human Resources. “When you need urgent care, you have choices: convenient hours, lower costs, shorter wait times. and no appointment necessary for most locations. This link on the Human Resources website will show you urgent care and extended hours centers you may use. File this information away for future reference. Be aware — the myCigna smartphone app does not display these urgent care centers. Use the information found on the link above, or contact Cigna at 1-800-Cigna24. You may alternately call the 24-hour Health Information Line (Nurseline) directly at 1-800-564-9286.

Cigna: Now What? September Information Sessions

From Human Resources. "Did you receive your Cigna ID card(s)? If you signed up for the HDHP/HSA, did you receive your debit card(s)? Be sure to start your registration at Your user ID and password should be the same as those used to complete the health assessment (survey) in May. If you don't recall your user ID and password, use the "Forgot" links. If you never registered, select "Register Now." Finally, attend one of the following sessions for more information.

Tuesday, September 3, noon and 4 p.m., Library Seminar Room
Monday, September 9, noon and 4 p.m., Library Seminar Room
Tuesday, September 10, 11 a.m., Library Seminar Room

All sessions will include a representative and cover both Cigna plans. The portion applying to both plans runs about 30 minutes, and includes information about with its tools and resources, as well as tips or techniques on how to get the most out of your plan. For HDHP/HSA participants, you will receive an additional 30 minutes of information specific to use of your HSA.

UC Closed August 27-28

The Office of University Communications will be closed August 27-28 for an off-campus retreat. If you need to reach someone in UC during that time, call 206-963-9779.

RSVP by August 23 for Mini-Course on Wesleyan Theology

On Thursday, September 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., staff are invited to attend a free, one-day mini-course on Wesleyan theology, co-sponsored by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development (CSFD). The course will be taught by School of Theology Professor Kevin Watson, and will introduce participants to the historical context and biography of John Wesley, his major contributions to Christian theological understanding and practices, and how the Wesley DNA continues to influence SPU. RSVP to Anna Miller in CSFD at by August 23. Spaces are limited.

New Date for Study on James. RSVP by August 30

SPU faculty and staff are invited to a free one-day introduction on the Book of James, taught by School of Theology Professor and Summer 2013 Lectio Writer Dave Nienhuis. The course (which was originally scheduled for June) will now be offered Friday, September 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Bertona 1 and includes lunch. To register, email by August 30. We hope you'll join us for what will no doubt be a great day of biblical engagement! External guests are also welcome for $20/person, so please help us spread the word among your networks. Interested guests can register online. More

Gwinn Hours This Week

Monday, August 19. Closed
Tuesday, August 20. Closed.
Wednesday, August 21. Closed
Thursday, August 22. Open for dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Campus Dining Specials This Week

Subway: Free is always cool. Come into Subway and get free Fritos Cool Ranch chips with the purchase of any entrée.
C-Store: 20-ounce Coke product plus a king-size candy bar for $3.50 at the C-Store.
Sandella's: Wrap it up Wednesdays at Sandella's. 20 percent off any wrap at Sandella's on Wednesday.
Common Grounds: What better way to beat the heat than an ice cold beverage? 20 percent off passion iced tea lemonade at Common Grounds.

Brougham Pavilion Summer Hours

Royal Brougham Pavilion summer hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Brougham will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. Summer hours are in effect until September 27.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, August 29. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, September 3.


Lee Gives Talk in South Korea

Professor of Clothing and Textiles Jaeil Lee was the main speaker for a special workshop at the Department of Fashion Design at Duksung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea, June 20-21. She spoke about “Global Fashion Industry and Various Career Options" and reports the workshop was well received.

Hanson Conducts at Northwest Mahler Festival

Last month, Professor of Music Eric Hanson served as chorusmaster for a reading of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony at the recent Northwest Mahler Festival.

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 on the online SPU White Pages.

Marcia Corner, Seattle Pacific Seminary program coordinator, School of Theology
Angelina Lane, ECASE (Engaging the Community to Achieve Success in Engineering) administrative assistant, Engineering
Joel Perez, dean of students for community life, Student Life
Andrew Peters, assistant athletic trainer, Athletics
Robbin Riedy, assistant director, Education Technology and Media Services
Lora Yoder, senior admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions


SPU Mentioned in Seattle Times Op-Ed

Seattle Pacific University was mentioned in a Seattle Times opinion piece on August 3. The piece was titled “Who will step up to help the homeless?" Read the editorial online. More


Welcome, Sophia Love Hossler

Assistant Professor of Mathematics John Hossler and his wife, Jenny, are the parents of Sophia Love Hossler, born August 12, at 12:47 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 1.8 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. "We're all doing well, resting and recovering," says John. "We also have a nearly 2-year-old daughter, Trinity, who adores her new little sister." Select the link for more photos of Sophia. More

Welcome, Solomon Fischer Nelson

Senior Development Officer Kristi Nelson, and her husband, Jesse, are the parents of Solomon Fischer Nelson, born July 29 at 3:59 a.m. He was 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and 20 inches long. Kristi describes the photographs. “One picture is of Sol decked out in his Sounders gear, getting ready for the match and the big announcement that Dempsey is joining the Sounders (woohoo!) The other picture is of Sol with his big brother, 4-year old Jeff. Jesse, Jeff, and I are so happy with the newest addition to the Nelson Family!" Select the link for photos of Solomon. More


Visit the Human Resources website for the latest job openings at SPU


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