Monday, January 5, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Important Academic Deadlines

Waitlist Has Ended. Unless your students received a confirmation of registration from Student Academic Services by Friday, January 2, they should stop attending the waitlisted course.

Last Day to Add Classes Is Friday, January 9. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on January 9. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Winter Quarter. This is the last day to register for classes including classes that meet once a week.

Other Registration Deadlines. Students wishing to take a course Pass/No credit or register for an internship, independent study, and individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16.Thank you for your help in meeting these deadlines.

Inclement Weather? Is SPU Open?

The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or running late due to inclement weather is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800 or visit the SPU home page. The phone line and home page will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.

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.

On-Campus Weight Watchers Group Begins Jan.13

A 10-week Weight Watchers session begins on campus January 13 and runs through March 17. It's a terrific program to achieve successful weight loss and good health. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon in OMH 124. Registration is required. To register and for additional information, contact Dana Anderson, campus program coordinator in Student Programs, at 206-281-2689 or

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by Jan. 8

The peer advisor selection process for 2009-10 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 Office of Residence Life Administrative Assistant Patricia Parsons at no later than January 8, 2009. Thank you in advance for your help.

Send Us Some Pet Photos

Show off your pet by submitting photos to the Fac/Staff Bulletin for the “Pet Photo of the Week." Faculty and staff are encouraged to send photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the pictures, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“Bunter is now 8 years old and pretty much runs the house. She is not a particularly benevolent ruler, and we're all a little afraid of her (including the vet). She was born without a tail, and that may have made her cranky. She does have a sweet purr, though, and likes her tummy rubbed." Hope McPherson, online communications specialist, University Communications. Select the link for another photo of Bunter, this time waiting for a little family to come home. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year. Deadlines are Thursdays. 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, January 9. The Bulletin will resume publication on Monday, January 12.


Bikos' Magazine Interview

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos was recently interviewed for an article in gradPSYCH, the magazine of American Psychological Association graduate students. The web exclusive, titled, "Dissertation Do's: Four ways to keep your capstone project on track" can be found online. More

Welcome, Kevin

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming Kevin McKinney as a new Student Financial Service representative.


Braden Quoted in the Washington Post

Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden was quoted in the January 3 edition of the Washington Post in a story about Russian political scientist Igor Panarin's decade-old prediction that the U.S. will collapse and break apart in 2010. More


Faculty, Staff Positions

No faculty or staff positions are available at this time.

Volume #36, Issue #1 | Published by: University Communications

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