Monday, March 19, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


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 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 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 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 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 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"

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. More

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

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 The next deadline is Thursday, March 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 26.


Hairston Op-ed on Kony 2010

An opinion piece written by Perkins Center Director Tali Hairston about the “Kony 2012" video was published at 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.


Faculty Positions

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

Staff Positions

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

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