Monday, November 25, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Thanksgiving Chapel on November 26

The annual Thanksgiving Chapel will be Tuesday, November 26, 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Hear stories of thanks from SPU community members Arlicia Etienne, Gabrielle Dudley, and Jeff Keuss. The SPU Gospel Choir, directed by Associate Professor of Music Stephen Newby, will lead worship. Donations to the SPU Benevolence Fund will be collected (cash or checks written to Seattle Pacific University). The Benevolence Fund is managed by the Office of University Ministries, and provides emergency assistance to students, staff, and faculty in times of personal crisis. Please consider serving your community with a donation this year.

Help SAS “Fill the Bucket"

Student Academic Services (SAS) is hosting a “Fill Their Buckets!" drive benefiting Wellspring Family Services. From December 2 through 13, visit the Registration and Records lobby in Demaray 151 to drop off donated items. If you have questions, contact Kristen Labrecque in SAS at The Wellspring Winter Wish List can be found online. More

Jingle Trail 5k at Camp Casey. Special Rate for Faculty/Staff at Fort Casey Inn

The Camp Casey Conference Center is sponsoring a 5K trail run/walk (all ages) and 1K for kids on Saturday, December 7, at Camp Casey. All proceeds will benefit the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce. Camp Casey is offering a nightly special to faculty and staff of $115 a night (no minimum) at the Fort Casey Inn. If interested, call the office at 866-661-6604. Find out more about the run online. More

Eastsiders Looking to Start a Van Pool

Do you live on the Eastside and drive alone every day? Tired of paying the 520 bridge toll and want to add more than $225 to your wallet each month? We'd like to find people like you to start an Eastside van pool. Van pools are completely paid for by the SPU Commute Trip Reduction Program, so there are no expenses to riders. We're hoping to meet at the newly remodeled Houghton (South Kirkland) Park and Ride at 7:25 a.m. each day so that we can work an 8 a.m.-5.p.m. schedule. If you are interested (even part time), email Lynn Anselmi in University Communications at We need three more riders to make this happen!

Fall Census Information Available

The fall 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 only to 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

Have an HSA? Have Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums?

A message from Human Resources. “Did you know that you can use the funds in your HSA account to reimburse yourself for premiums you have paid toward your long-term care insurance? You can! We have also provided a list of other items that are reimbursable on the Human Resources website under the “Forms" link. Remember, your HSA account belongs to you. You are encouraged to consult with a tax advisor on any questions you have about use of those funds. IRS limits can be found online at the Human Resources website. More

Invite Prospective Students to Pizza With the President

Will you be going to Tradition this year on Friday, December 6? Do you have a high school student who is thinking about college choices? Then invite that student to join President Martin for “Pizza With the President," a new pre-Tradition tradition. Students and parents have the chance to see the newly renovated Falcon Club, chat with President Martin, and enjoy a slice or two of pizza. Admission is free with RSVP. Sign up online. More

Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/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 Faculty/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next deadline is Wednesday, November 27. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, December 2.


Parrotts' Chapter Published

A chapter by Les and Leslie Parrott, co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development, was published in Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy (IVP Academic). The chapter is titled "Preparing Couples for Marriage: The SYMBIS Model."

Mason Receives Grant

Geri Mason, assistant professor of economics, recently received a grant of $5,500 from the Charles Koch Foundation to develop a study abroad trip around the theme of liberty and the free market in England.

Capp Presents Workshop

Myrna Capp, adjunct professor in music, gave a workshop for the Kitsap Music Teachers Association in November. The topic was "Teaching Piano to Students With Learning Disabilities." The discussion included teaching piano students with cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, dyscalculia, and Down syndrome.

Welcome, Jeff

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Jeff Dacanay, maintenance mechanic in Building Maintenance.


Ellen Hansen Dies

Ellen Hansen, wife of the late Professor Emeritus William Hansen, died peacefully at home on November 5 at the age of 87. She lived at Warm Beach, but moved to Bellingham about six years ago to live with her daughter. A private burial will be held in late December. Bill died in 2000. Cards or memories may be sent to the family in care of Katherine Petersen, 512 Darby Drive #110, Bellingham, WA 98226.


Intramural Football, 1943

From University Archivist Adrienne Meier. Two intramural football teams meet at the line of scrimmage in Tiffany Loop in this photo from 1943. The intramural football tournament of that year saw the sophomores come in first place. Teams were made up of students from different classes instead of from different residence halls or floors as they are today. The photographer is facing north in this photo, and the old drugstore can be seen behind the players. It stands where the Bookstore is now. This same view today would be blocked by the Student Union Building, which was completed in 1960. (Choose "more" to see the photo.) More

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