Monday, June 13, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Spring Grades Due June 20

Spring 2011 grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 20. Grades may be submitted to SAS via the web, in person, placed in the SAS drop box (located outside of 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 June 20, they need to contact SAS at so that the grades can be rolled to academic history. If there are challenges when grading students, please contact SAS priorto the grading deadline for we may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Student Records Coordinator Kelli Knapp at 206-281-2636 or

Diversified Counselor on Campus June 20

Scott Jozefowski, Diversified participant counselor, will be on campus Monday, June 20, for individual appointments. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your retirement goals, investment options, and get help with the paperwork for transferring account balances. Reserve your appointment today! To schedule an individual appointment, go to the Diversified Online Schedule. (Select the link at the end of this paragraph.) 1. Select "click here" to register, as a first time visitor, or if you don't recall the username and password you set up previously. 2. Complete the required information. Select the "NEXT" button on the lower right side of the screen. 3. Select “Make Appointments" tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the Meeting Type (One-On-One), Meeting, Location (HR), and Room (Conf Room). 4. Once the calendar appears, select the day you would like to meet (June 20); under Appointment availability select the time you would like to meet. You will be taken to the Review Appointment Details screen; select the Make Appointment button, located on the bottom right corner of your screen. You will receive an email confirmation of the appointment you set. More

Women's Tuesday Brownbag Lectio Group: Summer Quarter Kickoff

Join us in the Lower Weter Hall large conference room on Tuesdays at noon as we follow the Lectio. On Tuesday, June 14, refreshments will be provided for the inaugural Summer Quarter Lectio: “Selections From Israel's Story," written by Assistant Professor of Old Testament Sara Koenig. Bring your lunch if you like, and we'll listen to the Lectio as we follow along onscreen. We'll also read selected passages of Scripture. Bibles are provided. We start at 12:10 p.m. and finish by 12:55 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Henning at 206-281-2329 or

Mailing and Copying Services Summer Schedule

Mailing Services is now on a summer schedule. Pickup and delivery of mail and packages will be in the afternoon only. You may come and pick up your mail or packages prior to the afternoon delivery. The hours will stay the same Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. If your office will be closed for a certain amount of time, contact Assistant Manager Elaine Stevens at 206-281-2619 or Manager Frank Kinard at 206-281-2663 as to the dates and times, and they would be happy to hold the mail for you. The copy service times will remain the same. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mailing and Copying Services. More

Perkins Center, Taproot Theatre Host Discussion About Race

The Perkins Center is partnering with Taproot Theatre for a series of conversations about race based on the production of Brownie Points. The play is a modern comedy about racial identity and motherhood featuring five moms — their conversations about their differences, their common bonds, and their need for greater understanding. The play runs through June 18, and collaborative community discussions will take place post-performance on Thursday nights beginning at 9 p.m. and also on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at Taproot Theatre. If you are interested in attending any of the performances for this play, stop by the Perkins Center SUB office for a $5-off promotion card toward your ticket purchase. More information on the discussions and the play can be found on the Perkins Center website. More

Stationery Orders Deadline June 14

If your department needs more stationery before the end of the fiscal year (June 30), orders need be placed with Vision Press by Tuesday, June 14, in order for you to receive them by June 30. Beginning June 28, the 2011-12 prices will be in effect.

Russia SPRINT Team Needs Craft Supplies

This summer, a team of eight SPRINT students will work with Sunergos International to lead Vacation Bible School activities with children in a tuberculosis treatment center in Novgorod, Russia. If you would like to contribute supplies to support the team's work, contact Owen Sallee at or Aryn Schatz at The team will be collecting supplies until Wednesday, June 22. You can download the team's supplies wish list by selecting the link. More

Donate Old Eye Glasses

Did you miss the opportunity to donate your old, unused glasses at the Benefits Fair? Still want to give? More than one billion people around the world need eyeglasses but can't afford them. A gift of donated eyeglasses can change the lives of those in need. Seeing clearly for the first time means they can do basic things such as succeed at school or work, and care for their families. Eyes of Hope℠, VSP® Vision Care's eyewear donation program, is an easy way you can help. Any of the following would be great: prescription glasses, readers, and sunglasses. Plastic and metal frames are both accepted, as well as eyeglass cases. Drop your glasses into an interoffice envelope to Human Resources, Suite 302, or walk them down to the Human Resources office at 330 W. Nickerson Street. Also, ask around — friends and family may also be looking for an opportunity to donate as well. VSP® ensures that the glasses are recycled and distributed to children and adults throughout the world. Glasses will be accepted through June 30. Together we can help people see well.

The Latest on iTunes U: Paul Yost

The 2011 Winfred E. Weter Faculty Award Lecture was given by Paul Yost, associate professor of industrial/organizational psychology and director of applied learning and development. During the lecture, Paul discusses emerging research in psychology suggesting that a few stable personality characteristics are surprisingly good predictors of job performance, life satisfaction, and longevity. These characteristics seeming indicate that people's success, job satisfaction, life satisfaction, and even lifelong well-being might be predetermined. He explores how a Christian worldview offers a way to acknowledge these findings but in a way that reframes and transcends them. April 18, 2011.

SPU Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Web

SPU's first mobile application is now available in the iTunes App Store (search on "SPU Mobile"). The app will run on iPhone, iPod Touch, plus iPad (as a native iPhone app). Find out more at the SPU Mobile website. More

Summer Retail Hours for Campus Dining

Falcon's Landing: Closed
C-Store: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Pura Vida: 7:45 a.m.–11 a.m., Monday–Friday
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday

Fac/Staff Bulletin Begins Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Beginning June 13, the Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. 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, June 23. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 27.


Retirement Celebration for Bryce Nelson

A retirement celebration for SPU Librarian Bryce Nelson will be Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in the Library Seminar Room. There will be dessert and a short program.

Faculty, Staff, Students Participate in Bike-to-Work Month

SPU was one of 1,010 organizations that participated in the Group Health Bicycle Challenge during May. Thirty SPU faculty, staff, and doctoral students were among the 11,112 registered riders. Together, our three teams contributed 4,908 miles of the 1,306,014 miles logged during the event, and to the 1,279,894 pounds of CO2 not emitted. The SPU Sharrows, captained by Jobe Korb-Nice, claimed 2,489.3 miles. Team members included Phil Prins, Rob Duyker, Brendon Cloyd, Scott Beers, Gerard Duguay, Bryan Jones, Lane Seeley, Neal DeWitt, and Raoul Perez. The SPU Psychlers, captained by Lynette Bikos, logged 1,347.2 miles. Team members included Jamelyn Keatts, Twyla Campbell, Thane Erickson, Nicola De Paul Chism, Jordan Simonson, Tom Trzyna, Ken Cornell, Tracy Norlen, and Elaine Scott. The SPU SCIclers, captained by Janet Bester-Meredith, contributed 1,071.5 miles. Team members included Daniela Geleva, Daniel Schofield, Bill Purcell, Bruce Baker, Tyler Gorsline, Stacia Cumberland, Jim Kim, and Stamatis Vokos. Congratulations for a great month! And a big thank you to Human Resources for supporting the event with Bike-to-Work Day meal vouchers to Gwinn Commons and WebMD points. If you are interested in riding next year, email Lynette Bikos at, and she will start a “count me in" email distribution list. Select the link for a photo of some of the SPU Bike-to-Work participants. More


Azevedo on KING-TV

Undergraduate Transfer Admission Counselor Hannah Azevedo was interviewed by KING-TV (Channel 5) about the rise in tuition at public colleges and the effect that might have on private colleges. The story aired June 7. View the story online. More


Faculty Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Assistant Clinical Professor, Teacher Education
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
One-Year Instructor of Mathematics
Assistant Clinical Professor, Science and Math Education
One-Year Assistant Professor of Physics
One-Year Instructor of Physics

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

Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
Major Gifts Officer, Office of Development
Program Coordinator, Masters of Fine Arts (.5), College of Arts and Sciences
Prospect Research Manager, Office of Development
Student Employment Coordinator, Student Financial Services

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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