CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|Winter Quarter Grades Due|
Winter Quarter grades are due in Student Academic Services (SAS) by 4:30 p.m.
Monday, March 26. 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 March 26, they may contact SAS Coordinator of Student Records Kelli Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org so grades can be rolled to academic history. If there are challenges
when grading students, please contact SAS PRIOR to the grading deadline for they may be able to assist with resolving the situation. If you have questions concerning grading or meeting the University deadline, contact Kelli at 206-281-2636.
|Car Wash Fundraiser This Week on Campus|
The SPU Crew is washing cars this week for their annual fundraising drive to
support a student's full tuition and fees at Hope Africa University (HAU) in
Burundi. Through these car washes, crew teams have raised enough money to help
two nursing students graduate in El Salvador, as well as HAU graduate Joseph
Khalwale '09, who is now a school teacher in Kenya. Come to Third Avenue West and Wet Nickerson Street between noon and 2 p.m. (on sunny days) to get your car washed and make a donation.
|Nominations for 2012 Staff Members of the Year|
Do you know a deserving staff member? Nominate them for the 2012 Staff of the Year. For every nomination you make, your name will be entered in a raffle for a gift basket. Recipients of this award will be recognized at the May Spring Forum. Remember, nominations are due April 1! 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 2012-13 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate the student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant, and a contribution of $250 will be given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by April 6 and can be found on the University Ministries/Center for Worship Student Leaders website. More
|Lunch, Listen, and Learn: American Heart Association|
Have you been paying closer attention to your activity level due to SPU Globe
Trekkers? Or just wondering about resources to help give you the best chance at a
longer life, prevent heart disease, and feel stronger and healthier now and
well into the future? Bring your lunch to this session in the Library Seminar
Room at noon on Monday, April 2, or Tuesday, May 22. Learn how the "Simple 7" can
radically change your physical health. Each session will provide the same
information and is approximately one hour in length. Feel free to invite your
spouse. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact
Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at email@example.com or 206-281-2676. You can give
yourself two WebMD points for attending the Lunch, Listen, and Learn session, and two
points for packing your lunch.
|Lunch, Listen, and Learn: Medicare|
What are the different parts of Medicare? Which ones will I need? How much does Medicare cost? What does Medicare cover? What can you do about the things it doesn't cover? Learn the answers by attending this seminar in the Library Seminar Room at noon on Wednesday, April 4. The seminar will last one hour. Feel free to invite your spouse to attend. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206- 281-2676.
|Introduction to Bike Commuting by the Cascade Bicycle Club|
Each year, more and more people choose bicycling for transportation. While you may
know how to ride a bike, you may wonder how to share the road with traffic, plan the
best route to work, and arrive in style for that first meeting of the day. Join a
certified Cascade Bicycle Club instructor for this free one-hour introductory class
on Thursday, April 5, at 12 noon in Demaray Hall 353. In this class, you'll learn
how to choose and adjust a bicycle; the rules of the road; riding safely and comfortably; planning your bike route; choosing clothing, helmets, and gear; and basic bike maintenance. Also on-hand will be SPU bike commuters, who will share their routes and tips on commuting to campus. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Tracy Norlen in University Communications at email@example.com or 206-281-2977. Class is limited to 40 people. This event is sponsored by the SPU Wellness Committee.
|Do You Bike to Work?|
For the “Introduction to Bike Commuting Class" on Thursday, April 5, at 12 noon in Demaray Hall 353, we'd like to invite faculty, staff, and students who bike to SPU to come and share their routes and biking tips with their colleagues. If you can make it to the class, contact Tracy Norlen in University Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, how long you've been bike commuting, and your route.
|Faculty, Staff Wanted for the NBA|
From Scott Edwards in Marriage and Family Therapy. “The NBA (Noon Basketball Association) will play Spring Quarter on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the main gym. There has been a core group of faculty and staff playing for many years (some of us for decades – Bill Woodward). We extend an invitation to faculty and staff to join us — whether you are new to the SPU community, haven't played in a while, or don't think you have skills (should have seen me 11 years ago). With March Madness here, now is the perfect time for scheduling in some great exercise, fun, and community. If anyone needs help with learning some skills, not to worry; I'll be happy to teach you a few things and take you to school. For more information, contact Scott Edwards at email@example.com."
|Falcon Athletic Events|
Saturday, March 24
Rowing at Cascade Sprints, American Lake in Tacoma, 9 a.m.
Track & Field at Club Northwest Spring Break Open, West Seattle Stadium, 11 a.m.
|Camp Casey Faculty Staff House Summer Reservations 2012 are OPEN|
The summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at the Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay currently available are June 11-September 24, 2012. Reservation requests are due by March 23. The summer requests are based on years of service to SPU (provided by Human Resources) and past summer stays at Casey. Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation. More
|Pet Photos Needed|
If you've ever wanted your pet featured in the Fac/Staff Bulletin, now's the time. Send in two photos and a brief explanation to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines|
The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadlines for submissions are Thursdays. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Fac/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at email@example.com. The next deadline is Thursday, March 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 26.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Hairston Op-ed on Kony 2010|
An opinion piece written by Perkins Center Director Tali Hairston about the “Kony 2012" video was published at UrbanFaith.com. His op-ed is titled “Why ‘Kony 2012' Misses the Mark." Read it online. More
|Wall Video About Translation Work|
Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, talks about his translation work on the new Common English Bible in this short video. More
|Hess Presents Paper|
Daniel Hess, professor of finance, presented a paper titled “The Effect of Religiosity on Ethical Choices Related to Personal Financial Decisions" at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences conference in February in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
nstructor of Mathematics (One-year)
Assistant Professor of Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical
Assistant Professor of Physics/Science Education
For 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
Administrative Assistant, Student Programs
Coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Programs, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems
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