Monday, July 7, 2008 Seattle Pacific University


Closure of Northbound Ballard Bridge On-ramps Starts TODAY

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will close the northbound on-ramps from the Nickerson/Emerson interchange to the Ballard Bridge from July 7 to July 19 as part of the Elliott/15th Avenue West paving project. The ramps will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A detour route will be posted. Detoured traffic will use the southbound ramps to 15th Avenue West, drive south on 15th to West Dravus Street, and at Dravus Street will turn around and head northbound on 15th Avenue West. Drivers should expect delays when traveling westbound on West Nickerson Street and eastbound on West Emerson Place, as well as on 15th Avenue West north of the West Dravus Street interchange. For more information, visit the SDOT website. More

Mileage Rate Increase

Due to recent gasoline price increases, the IRS announced that they will increase the standard business mileage rate for reimbursing business travel expenses beginning July 1, 2008. The new rate for July – December 2008 will be 58.5 cents per mile, which is eight cents more than the January – June 2008 rate of 50.5 cents per mile. For more information on mileage reimbursement, visit the finance website *or* contact Controller Steve Whitehouse at 206-281-2319. More

New Rules for FlexPasses

The 2008–2009 FlexPasses are now available in the Office of Safety and Security. FlexPasses are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. If you are unable to come into the Security Office during these times, make an appointment by contacting Program Coordinator Rebecca Taylor-Richardson at FlexPasses are available to all full-time (.75 FTE and above) employees who use alternative transportation as part of their commute at least three days a week. FlexPasses may only be used by employees who meet these qualifications and are non-transferable. If you have any questions regarding the FlexPass, SPU''s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program, **or** would like more information on developing an alternative commute, visit the SPU CTR website. More

Perkins Center Announces Summer Speakers Series

Share a meal with colleagues at a local restaurant while hearing inspirational journeys of local Christian community development and ministry leaders as part of the John Perkins Center Summer Speakers Series, July 8–August 19. The events are:
Tuesday, July 8: Luke Williams with World Relief (Vietnamese restaurant in the International District)
Tuesday, July 22: Lina Thompson with YES Foundation (Mexican restaurant in White Center)
Tuesday, August 5: Harvey Drake with Urban Impact (Ethiopian restaurant in Rainier Valley)
Tuesday, August 19: Hala Mana''o with New Horizons (Restaurant TBD in Belltown)
Faculty and staff are invited to come to one **or** all of these events. Meet at the SUB at 5 p.m. to carpool to the restaurant. Bring cash to pay for your meal (about $15). RSVP to Erin Hitchcock, assistant director of the Perkins Center, at More

New Location for UC Web Team Members

The University Communications Web Team, which includes Web Communications Manager Lorri Sheffer, Web Designer/Developer Bryan Mazzarello, and Web Communications Specialist Hope McPherson, is now located on the third floor of Weter Hall. Their contact information remains the same.

Ellis on iTunes U

Professor of Education Arthur Ellis discusses the latest educational innovations, including cooperative learning, service learning, wikis, reflective assessment, brain science, comprehensive school reform, and constructivism. Hear it now on SPU iTunes U. June 24, 2008. (41:43) More

Is Gwinn Commons Open?

To find out the summer hours for Gwinn Commons, check the SPU Campus Master Calendar. More

SPU Classifieds

Have something to sell *or* a room to rent? Lost an important keepsake? If so, go to the SPU Classifieds. Listings are free. More

Looking for a Past Edition of the Fac/Staff Bulletin?

Most previous electronic issues of the Fac/Staff Bulletin (starting September 25, 2000) are available online. To review a previous issue, select "Archives" from any Fac/Staff Bulletin. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Moves to Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin will be published every other Monday during the summer. If you have information *or* event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at *or* submit an item directly from the Fac/Staff Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, July 17. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, July 21.


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 is available through the SPU White Pages.

Jason Herrman, systems analyst, Computer and Information Systems
Max Hunter, Perkins teaching fellow, Perkins Center
Daniel Lepse, assistant athletic director/sports information director, Athletics
Britney Stevens, interim international student advisor, Student Life
Jean Taylor, assistant director-research and systems, Advancement Services


Parrott Quoted in Article

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was quoted in a story on June 26 titled “Career Couples Fight Over Who Is the ‘Trailing Spouse.'" The story was written by former Assistant Editor of Response magazine Sarah Jio. Read the story online. More

Parrott Quoted in Christian Science Monitor

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor on June 22 titled “Marriage Counseling Moves Online." He and his wife, Leslie, created a computerized program called "eHarmony Marriage" for the online relationship service eharmony. The program helps couples communicate better, rekindle romance, and resolve conflicts more compassionately. Read the story online. More


Welcome, Blake Steven Shelton

Coordinator of Schedules/Publication in Student Academic Services Tiffany Shelton and her husband, Marcus, are the proud parents of Blake Steven Shelton, born June 18. He was 19 1/4 inches and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Mom and baby are doing well. Select the link for a larger photo of Blake with his father. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant *or* Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Education
School of Health Sciences positions
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Management
Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant (Two positions) *or* Associate Professor of Sociology
For more 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

Accounting Assistant II, Finance
Administrative Assistant (.8 10-month), Center for Learning
Administrative Assistant to the Director of University Ministries and the Center for Worship, University Ministries
Admission Representative, Undergraduate Admissions
Assistant Coach, Gymnastics, Athletics
Certification Advisor, School of Education
Certification Coordinator, School of Education
Fellows Development Officer, External Relations
Maintenance Operating Engineer, Facility Management
Maintenance Technician, Facility Management
Manager, University Fund, Annual Giving
Managing Editor of Response Magazine, University Communications
Nurse Practitioner (.8), Health Services
Office Coordinator, Graduate Center
Program Coordinator, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Residence Hall Maintenance Technician, Building Maintenance
Security Officer (.8), Safety and Security
Systems Analyst-Central Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Work Control Assistant, Facility Management
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

Volume #35, Issue #25 | Published by: University Communications

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