Monday, December 19, 2005 Seattle Pacific University


Faculty, Staff Invited to Celebrate Christmas TODAY at 1:30 p.m.

All faculty and staff are invited to join in a celebration of the Christmas season, Monday, December 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Upper Gwinn Commons foyer. Caroling will be led by Minister of Worship Stephen Newby and a brass quartet. Hot beverages and festive treats will be served. This event is hosted by the Office of Campus Ministries.

Mileage Rate Decrease Begins Jan.1

Please note the IRS standard mileage rate will decrease to 44.5 cents per mile beginning January 1, 2006. Beginning in January, the Finance Office will have updated reimbursement forms on their Web site under “downloadable forms" for your convenience. Both the old and new rates will be available depending on your dates of travel. Please call the Payments Department at 206-281-2066 if you have questions.

SFS Closed During Lunch Hours on Dec. 19

On Monday, December 19, Student Financial Services (SFS) will be closed from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. for their annual office Christmas celebration. Signage will be posted in the SFS lobby prior to the event. Please keep this in mind when talking to students. Thank you for your support.

Autumn Quarter Grades Due Dec. 19

Autumn Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 19. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the Web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside Demaray Hall 151), mailed, or faxed to 206-281-2669. Timely submission of grades helps students and offices with important processes such as the academic dismissal process, disbursing financial aid, and processing enrollment verification. If instructors want grades to appear on the Web before December 19, contact Student Records Coordinator Kelli Knapp at If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS prior to the grading deadline. We 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 or

Winter On-Campus Weight Watchers Series Begins Jan. 10

The winter on-campus Weight Watchers series is looking for new members. Begin the new year with a healthy and doable eating plan with great group support. (This is not just a temporary diet.) We will meet on Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m., January 10 – March 14. For complete information, contact Laurie Collins in the Career Development Center at Feel free to visit our last fall series meeting on Tuesday, December 13, noon-1 p.m., in Otto Miller Hall 124 (no cost to attend).

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by Jan. 5

The peer-advisor selection process for 2006-07 is coming up fast and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. However, if you know students who rise above — leaders among leaders — we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Sonja Whitaker in the Office of Residence Life at no later that January 5, 2006. Thank you in advance for your help.

Falcon Basketball on New Year's Eve

If you're in Seattle over the holidays, come and cheer on the SPU Falcon men's basketball team on Saturday, December 31, at 1 p.m. when they host Northwest Nazarene in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The Falcon Athletic department thanks you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the game. Go Falcons! For all the news on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons Online. More

Advent, Christmastide, Epiphany Meditations

The SPU Library has put together a current shortlist of Advent, Christmastide, and Epiphany meditations. The list is available on the Library Web site. More

Pet of the Week Photo

“Our cat Hal is about a year and a half old. Hal (or Henry Thomas as he is called when he does something he shouldn't) loves to play with anything that dangles. A Christmas tree is out of the question for this year, but the candy canes should be safe, right?" Adrienne Thun, access service technician in the University Library.

Next Fac/Staff Bulletin on Jan. 9

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every week on Monday. If you have information or event news, please send it as soon as possible to the Fac/Staff Bulletin editor (Tracy Norlen) at, or submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, January 5. The next publication date is Monday, January 9.


Granger's Article to Be Published in Nursing Research

Theresa Granger, instructor of nursing at SPU and nursing doctoral student at the University of Colorado, has co-authored a manuscript recently accepted for publication by Nursing Research. The manuscript, "Cardiovascular Risk in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Preschoolers," is the result of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by Dr. Amy Barton from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

CAS Community Service Event

The College of Arts and Sciences administrative staff sorted food donations at Northwest Harvest as a community service event on December 15. “We had a great time and managed to unload, sort, and pack over two tons of food for our neighbors in need. We look forward to returning to Northwest Harvest in the near future."

Welcome, Daniel

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Daniel Rodriguez as a new student financial services representative.

Kinards Grandparents of Quadruplets!

Frank Kinard, manager of Coping and Mailing Services, and his wife, Becky Kinard, processing assistant in Undergraduate Admissions, are the grandparents of Katerina, Isabella, Angelina, and Gabriel, born on December 8. The quadruplets were born to son Rob, a 1999 SPU alum, and his wife, Kathy, a 1998 SPU alum. All the babies were less than 3 lbs. at birth. Please pray for Isabella, as she has developed an infection and may need surgery. Kathy and the other babies are doing well. Visit the Web site for the latest pictures. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant Professor of Art History
Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Communication
Assistant or Associate Professor of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration
Associate Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of English
Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
For more information on all current faculty vacancies, visit the Web site or call (206) 281-2508 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential faculty members to SPU. More

Staff Positions

Audio Video Production Specialist, Instructional Technology Services
Career Counselor, Interim (20-32 hrs/wk), Career Development Center
Graduate Admissions Counselor, School of Health Sciences, Graduate Center
Help Desk Assistant, Computer and Information Systems
MicroSystems Analyst/Classroom Support, Computer and Information Systems
Nurse Practitioner (20 hrs/wk, temporary), Health Services
Planned Giving Specialist, University Advancement
Senior Event Manager, University Advancement/External Relations
Student Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Web Communications Manager, University Communications
Web Designer/Developer, University Communications
For more information on all current staff vacancies, visit the Web site or stop by the human resources office. You can also call Kathleen Abbott at (206) 281-2591 with any questions about a job opening or to refer potential employees to SPU. More

Volume #32, Issue #44 | Published by: University Communications

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