Monday, March 30, 2009 Seattle Pacific University


Important Academic Deadlines

Increasing class enrollment ends Friday, April 3, at noon. If you would like to accommodate more students into your course, and the room capacity of the classroom would not be exceeded, contact Tiffany Shelton, coordinator of schedules and publication in SAS, at or 206-281-2635 by noon on Friday, April 3, to have your class enrollment increased.

Last day to add classes is Friday, April 3. Students are able to register, add and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. After this time, web registration is no longer available for Spring 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, individual instruction in music or practicum may do so in SAS, Demaray Hall 151, until 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 13.

Welcome Prospective Students and Families on SPU Visit Days

Every Friday in April is an “SPU Friday," which is a one-day visit for prospective students and their families. The day includes a campus tour, classroom visits, student/faculty panel, financial aid and admissions information, and lunch in Gwinn Commons. Be sure to look for these students on Fridays and say “hi."

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.

Premera-Covered Employees Can Earn a $75 Reward, April 1–April 30

Employees covered by Premera who complete the online WebMD Personal Health Assessment - HealthQuotient between April 1 through April 30 will receive a reward of $75. The HealthQuotient evaluates overall lifestyle wellness and provides information on how to reduce or eliminate risks as well as providing a summary for you to share with your doctor, if you choose. Encourage your Premera-covered spouse to complete the assessment and compare scores. Let's see how SPU's overall wellness score has improved over last year. Visit the Human Resources webpage and select the "Wellness Program through WebMD" for information. Your individual responses are not shared with SPU. More

Lincoln Bicentenary Celebrated by Thalia Symphony

SPU's orchestra-in-residence, Thalia Symphony, presents a Lincoln bicentenary concert on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. All music will relate to the year 1809, honoring the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. The concert is directed by Professor of Music Eric Hanson, and includes Haydn's Symphony No. 88, Mendelssohn's “Fingal's Cave" Overture, and Copland's “Lincoln Portrait," narrated by Assistant Professor of Music Stephen Newby. An additional concert will be held Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Avenue NE in Bothell. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Both events are wheelchair accessible. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the website. More

Staff Member of the Year Nominations Are Now Open

Do you know a co-worker who engages the SPU vision? Someone who exemplifies a grace-filled attitude, displays competence on the job, and models Christian character? If so, please take a few minutes and submit your nominee for consideration. There are two categories for nominations – one for non-exempt staff (the Oral V. Hemry Award), and one for exempt staff. The staff members ultimately selected will each receive a $1,000 honorarium from the University, and be honored at the President's Spring Forum on Tuesday, May 5, in Royal Brougham Pavilion. The online nomination form only takes a few minutes. The SPU Staff Council will do all the necessary follow up. The deadline for nominations is April 14. To nominate a coworker for this year's Staff Member of the Year awards, complete the online nomination form online. More

Nominate a Student for the Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and will be a senior during the 2009-10 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate this student (or students) for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of his or her choice. Online nominations are due by April 24, and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More

The Latest on SPU iTunes: Law and Society

Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry studies the role of law in society and provides an introduction to the American legal system. The course includes case studies of such issues as product liability, environmental law, civil disobedience, and assisted suicide. Winter 2009. More

We Need 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 two photos of their pet, including the pet's name and a couple of sentences explaining the picture, to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at

Pet Photo of the Week

“December's snow storm left us trapped in North Seattle. We walked to the nearest pet store to find these sweaters, and once bundled up, we hit the streets for a walk. Even doggies get cabin fever! Nomar (in red) celebrates his 6th birthday on March 22, and Lucie (in pink) will be 8 years old in June." Kristen Labrecque, assistant director, Academic Counseling. Select the link for another photo of Nomar and Luci in their new sweaters. 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, April 2, and the next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 6.


Lustyk Leads Workshop

The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Professor of Psychology Kathy Lustyk gave a three-hour workshop at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center. Her workshop was titled “Functional Neuroanatomy of Mindfulness Meditation: Brain Basics and Current Findings." Kathy would like to acknowledge her co-presenter, Dr. G. Alan Marlatt, professor of psychology and director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington.

Ferreiro Guest Speaker at Local Parish

Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro was recently the guest speaker at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle. He gave two talks in the adult education program titled "Relics and Their Place in Catholic Piety" and "The Papacy and Apostolic Succession." He was also interviewed for the program “Conversations With Father Bob" on Catholic Sacred Heart Radio in Seattle. The topic was the liturgical year 2008–09, which Pope Benedict declared as the “Year of St. Paul." Alberto talked about the year's meaning for Catholics, ecumenism, and evangelization.

Ediger Conducts Workshop

Associate Professor of Political Science Ruth Ediger recently traveled to Ellensburg, Washington, to present the workshop “The Early Industrial Revolution" to 26 middle school teachers. The workshop for the Strand Middle School in the Thorp School District is part of the Department of Education's Teaching American History Grant titled “To Preserve and Protect Our Future."

Healy Presents at Convention

A.C.E. instructor Tim Healy made a presentation at the 43rd annual International TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention in Denver on March 27. Healy's presentation, "Teaching English as a Second Language Writing Through Website Publishing" reflects work he first did as an SPU graduate student (M.A. TESOL '03) and highlights the writing of his A.C.E. students on the weblog. More


Parrott Featured on

Professor of Psychology Les Parrott was featured on KOMO radio (1000 AM) on March 25. He talked about the current recession and the stress it places on marriage relationships. The online story also featured a video of the interview. More

SPU Students on Urban Plunge

SPU students and the Urban Plunge program were featured in The Seattle Times on March 26. More


Faculty Positions

Dean, School of Education
School of Health Sciences positions

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

Housekeeper/Custodian (temp), Casey Conference Center
Micro Systems Analyst, Computer and Information Systems
Program Coordinator, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

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

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