Monday, March 26, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Important Registration Deadlines

Waitlist ends Monday, March 26. The SPU waitlist policy is in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 26. The waitlist operates on a first-on, first-off approach. If space opens up in a waitlisted class, Student Academic Services will contact students via email who have been registered from the waitlist.
Increasing class enrollment ends Tuesday, April 3. 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 at or 281-2635 or Lee Staman or 281-2254 in Student Academic Services by noon on Tuesday, April 3, to have your class enrollment increased.
Last day to add classes is Tuesday, April 3. Students are able to register, add, and drop courses until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 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 Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11.

Tent City 3 Post-Survey

A brief survey about having Tent City 3 at SPU is online at the SPU Tent City 3 website. This will give students, staff, faculty, and others an opportunity to express their opinions and experiences about Tent City 3's stay at SPU. We value your perspective, so please fill out the survey by April 9. This survey has been approved by IRB (## 111205003). Please contact Assistant Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker at with any questions. More

Nursing Career Fair March 30

On Friday, March 30, the School of Health Sciences will host a special day for Western Washington nurse recruiters and nursing students. In the morning, nurse recruiters will hear from Kimberly McNally, an executive coach, consultant and author based in Seattle. She will speak on "Recruiting Exceptional Graduates: Integrating a Coaching Approach Into Your Recruitment Practice." In the afternoon from noon until 2 p.m. in Upper Gwinn, recruiters will host a traditional career fair. Although the focus will be nursing-related jobs, all undergraduate and graduate students (nutrition, exercise science, psychology, business, etc.) interested in health care employment are invited and welcome. Please encourage your interested students to attend. For more information, contact Health Sciences Professor Kelly Marley at or 206-281-2964.

Yoga Begins April 3

Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, returns to practice yoga in the gym at First Free Methodist Church, 12:30–1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning April 3. All activity and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. Don't forget: You can get points through WebMD for participating. You will be able to self-apply five points for each month's participation. These points count toward your quarterly 50 points in WebMD. You can self-apply these and other points based on healthy activities. When you earn 50 points between 4/1/2012 and 6/30/2012 you will receive $50 for your 2013-14 flexible spending account. You have to earn the 50 points in order to receive any contribution. Don't know how to self-apply points? Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at 206-281-2676 or mccric@spu edu. Visit the website to learn more about wellness points. More

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. RSVPs prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206- 281-2676.

Lunch, Listen, and Learn: Social Security

What will early retirement do to your social security benefits? What are survivor benefits and how can they help your family? How can you get the most out of your social security benefits? Learn all the answers by attending one of these seminars in the Library Seminar Room at noon on April 11 or May 9. The same topics and information will be covered in each of the seminars, and will be about one hour in length. Feel free to invite your spouse. RSVP's prior to the event are greatly appreciated (but not required). Contact Carrie McCrimmon in Human Resources at or 206- 281-2676.

Cascade Bicycle Club Class on Bike Commuting and Tips From SPU Bike Commuters

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 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 (from Kent, Everett, Edmonds, and West Seattle) 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 31
Rowing -- Raptor Cup. SPU vs. Seattle University, Ship Canal, first race 8 a.m. More

From the Archives

From Archivist Adrienne Meiers. “In 1919, the faculty of Seattle Pacific College totaled 20 members. Nine are shown in the photo in full academic regalia and are (from left to right) Omar A. Burns, Grace English Tiffany, Orrin E. Tiffany (president), William W. Cathey, Daisy E. Frederick, Jessie C. Millican, Anna E. Burns, Ethel Oberholser, and Celia Gibson." Select the link to see the photo. 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

Pet Photos of the Week

“This is my almost-1-year-old bulldog, Mabel. She enjoys taking walks, eating anything that fits in her mouth, snoring loudly, and barking out the window. When she's happy, she wags her entire rear end as if to compensate for her stubby tail. The photo to the right was taken when she was a little puppy, and the other photo shows her more recently (bigger and chubbier!) as she obediently waits before eating her treats. (She does not like doing "wait" for very long!) She's very high-tech, so you can be her friend on Facebook." Julie Glavic, program coordinator, physics. Select the link for a more recent photo of Mabel. More

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 29. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, April 2.


Maier Invited to Literary Festival

Professor of English Jennifer Maier received an invitation from the U.S. Department of the Interior to participate at the 16th annual Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival in Yosemite National Park in August. Jennifer will be one of three featured poets. The festival is part of the Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series, a forum for the arts and sciences held every summer in the park.

Feldman's Work Included in Traveling Exhibition

The traveling exhibition sponsored by the Vatican titled "Arte + Fe" (art + faith) was in Caceres, Spain, in January and February. Professor of Art Roger Feldman contributed a maquette (scale model) and a video to the exhibition. The curator writes that while in Caceres, "up to 400 people would come through every day, and I had to train docents to accommodate the volume of viewers." The exhibit is now in Trujillo, Spain, at a 17th century monastery. Select the link to see photos of the exhibit. More

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees.

Kelley DiVesta, student financial services coordinator in Student Financial Services
John Quillman, security officer in Safety and Security


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Art
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
Instructor 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
Admissions Counselor for International Students (.5), Undergraduate Admissions
Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Developer/Analyst-Application Systems, Computer and Information Systems More

Volume #40, Issue #12 | Published by: University Communications

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