Monday, August 22, 2011 Seattle Pacific University


Memorial 5k Run/Walk for Alumnus

Nic Madrazo, a 2005 graduate in business, was killed in 2008 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. military. In his memory, his family started “N.A.M.E.S.," a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing various needs for military families. The NAMES foundation is hosting its first 5k run/walk in Bothell on Saturday, September 10. Help keep Nic's memory alive by volunteering to help with the event or participating in the race. Visit the website for more information. More

Does Your Car Qualify for a Parking Discount?

Faculty and staff who drive low emitting, fuel efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20 percent parking discount. To qualify, your vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tail pipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and, if hybrid or electric, battery mass and composition. To determine if your vehicle qualifies, visit and select the LEED Low Emission Vehicles link. If your vehicle qualifies, contact Safety and Security Program Assistant Garrett McGuire at to receive the discount.

Let Us Know About Your Campus Events

The Office of University Communications is now collecting event information for the 2011-12 academic year. If you are planning an event of interest to the public, please forward the information to Tracy Norlen at We are also interested in any possible events you may be planning, so send that information as well. If you have questions, contact Tracy at 206-281-2977.

Making a Room Request: New Email Address

Need to request a classroom for a review session, and not sure who to ask, or when they're in the office? Student Academic Services has a new classroom request email address at Remember, all room needs that aren't related to a specific class should be sent to Conference Services.

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

Summer Retail Hours for Campus Dining

Falcon's Landing: Closed
C-Store: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. New healthy-fare snacks are now available. Stop by and try the new treats.
Weter Coffee Kiosk: 7:45–11 a.m., Monday–Friday
Subway: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Friday

From the Archives

(This new monthly feature, showcasing photographs from the SPU Archives provided by University Archivist Adrienne Meier, continues during the summer months.) “This undated photograph shows the Camp Casey swimming pool, which was built in 1961. Camp Casey was purchased from Washington state in 1955 at a cost of $22,500. The facility has since been used by the SPU community for faculty retreats, alumni gatherings, student group gatherings, and sports camps. While it is a pleasant place any time of year, the summer months are the best time to enjoy the pool." Select the link to see the photograph. More

Fac/Staff Bulletin on Summer Schedule

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. During the summer, the Bulletin is published every other week. 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 Bulletin. The next deadline is Thursday, September 1. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, September 6.


SPU Hosts Lilly Graduate Fellows

Sixteen Lilly graduate fellows pursuing graduate work in the humanities across the country attended a colloquium at SPU, August 13-16. The event was hosted by Professor of English Susan VanZanten and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. In addition to participating in a Dante Seminar led by Paul Contino of Pepperdine University, they heard a presentation by Associate Professor of History Michael Hamilton on "The Challenges of Graduate Student in Today's Academy," and a panel presentation by Assistant Professor of Theology Brian Bantum, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Kris Gritter, and Assistant Professor of History Zhiguo Ye on "Graduate School and Change."

Ford Promoted to Bookstore Manager

University Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Brittany Ford to the position of bookstore manager effective August 2011. Replacing her as assistant manager is Mandy Weiland. Both are graduates of SPU, and participants in the “Best Seller" program of Barnes & Noble during their time as students at the University. They are the third and fourth SPU graduates to manage the bookstore, and this track record is very unique in the b&n college store system. Please welcome them in their new roles on campus when you visit the store.

Summer's Chapter Published

Don Summers, clinical professor in the School of Business, and Bruno Dyck co-authored the chapter “A Process Model of Social Intrapreneurship Within a For-Profit Company: First Community Bank" in Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship (Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth), Volume 13: pp.139-174; G.T. Lumpkin, Jerome A. Katz (ed). The book was published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Read more about the chapter and the book online. More

McKenna's Article Published

An article written by Rob McKenna, chair of the department of industrial/organizational psychology, was recently published in Outcomes magazine. The article, "Sacrificial leadership: It's not about you, yet it's all about you," is a follow-up to McKenna's book, Dying to Lead, which highlights practical strategies for leading sacrificially and leading well.

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 can be found on the online SPU White Page.

Jason Herrman, developer/analyst, Computer and Information Systems
Maribeth Martin, major gifts officer, Development
Anna McCollough, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Andrew Rogers, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Tim Stanley, assistant residence life coordinator, Residence Life


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry
Assistant Professor of Christian Scripture
Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Professor of Family and Community Nursing: Obstetrics
Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

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

Lead Groundskeeper, Casey Conference Center
Residence Life Coordinator (Male Preferred), Residence Life
Student Employment Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Counselor, Student Financial Services
University Fund Assistant, Development
Visits and Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Web Designer II, University Communications

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 #39, Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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