CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|Early-Bird Tickets for Sacred Sounds of Christmas|
Begin the Christmas season at The Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert on Sunday, November 25, at 4 p.m. in McCaw Hall. Sacred Sounds features SPU's nationally recognized Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and Orchestra, along with many other outstanding SPU musicians. You'll hear the best of sacred Advent music from around the world, including traditional Advent and Christmas carols. Early-bird discounted tickets are available until September 30 and are priced at $15 per ticket; groups of 8 or more are $12 per ticket. To purchase fewer than 8 tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. (A per-ticket fee applies for purchases of fewer than 8 tickets.) For 8 tickets or more, call 206-428-6304 or email Jaigner@aegworldwide.com. (A per-transaction fee of $5 applies for purchases of 8 or more tickets.) You can purchase tickets in person at the McCaw Box Office with no fees for individual tickets and a per-transaction (not per-ticket) fee of $5 for groups. Buy your tickets early! This event sells out quickly. More
|Welcome Week 2012|
Welcome Week is Thursday, September 20, through Sunday, September 23. Before you know it, the campus will be alive with new students and their parents. For more information contact Campus Program Coordinator Whitney Broetje at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full Welcome Week schedule can be found online. More
|What's the Difference Between OSE and CCC?|
The Office of Student Employment (OSE) assists students with on-campus, work-study,
non-work study, and non-professional positions. The Center for Career and
Calling (CCC) assists students with choosing a major, writing resumes, practicing
interviewing, searching for jobs, and locating internships and professional positions related to their degree.
|Annual Student Employee Supervisor Training September 20|
The annual supervisor training is Thursday, September 20, for those who supervise
student employees on campus. Come and learn (or refresh your memory) about the hiring process, posting a position, required forms, timesheets, and payroll. We will hold three sessions on September 20: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Eaton Hall (formerly known as the Science Building) 112.
|Electronic Hiring for Student Employees|
Electronic Personnel Action Forms (EPAFs) for student employees are now online. Supervisors will no longer fill out paper work referral forms, and will now hire students through the Banner Information System. There will be training sessions on the following dates and times. Contact Katie Washington, student employment coordinator, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Tuesday, September 18: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Demaray Hall 150
Thursday, September 20: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m., Eaton Hall 112
|Home Athletic Events This Week|
Wednesday, September 19
Women's soccer versus Western Washington, Interbay Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 22
Cross country at Saint Martin's Invitational, Lacey, Washington, 10:30 a.m.
Women's soccer versus Central Washington, Interbay Stadium, 7:30 p.m. More
|Yoga Returns. $50 for Autumn Quarter|
Kathy Stetz, professor of nursing and registered Hatha yoga teacher, will again lead a weekly yoga session on Tuesdays in the First Free Methodist Church gym, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sessions run September 18-November 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m. All experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket, towel, or mat. SPU is contributing at least half the instruction cost for these "Activity for Life" classes. Employees will provide the second half of the instruction cost. Starting September 25, yoga will be available for $6 per session or $50 for 10 sessions (a savings of $10). Pay for your sessions now or as you go. Don't forget to get your $50 in flexible spending dollars by participating in the WebMD Wellness Program. Go the Human Resources website at spu.edu/depts/hr and select "Give Yourself WebMD points" to find the ways you can earn points within WebMD. Select the link to sign up for the yoga classes. More
|Zumba Is Coming! Only $50 for Autumn Quarter|
Join instructor Alicia Likkel on Thursdays for Zumba beginning September 27, 12-1 p.m. in the main gym in Brougham Pavilion. All experience levels are welcome. Zumba combines dance and aerobic elements like hip-hop, samba, salsa, merengue, and mambo. Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to dance your way to wellness. This is one of several different activities throughout the year offered by the Wellness Committee for a minimal cost. SPU is contributing at least half the instruction cost for these "Activity for Life" classes. Employees provide the second half of the instruction cost. Come to the FREE session on Thursday, September 27, to try Zumba. Beginning October 4, Zumba will be available at a cost of $6 per session, or $50 for 10 Autumn Quarter sessions (a savings of $10). Pay for your sessions now or as you go. Don't forget to get your $50 in flexible spending dollars by participating in the WebMD Wellness Program. Go the Human Resources website at spu.edu/depts/hr and select "Give Yourself WebMD points" to find the ways you can earn points within WebMD. Select the link to sign up for the Zumba classes. More
|Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions Fund Transfers|
If you are regularly employed, over age 35, and have been working for SPU for at least a year, then you are receiving monthly contributions into an "Emeriti" account. In January 2012, these funds were transferred from Fidelity Freedom Funds to TIAA/CREF LifeCycle Funds. Your accounts were deposited into the TIAA/CREF LifeCycle fund that corresponded closely to a retirement age of 65. If you had previously changed your fund placements (back when they were in Fidelity), and you wish to maintain the same, you will need to contact TIAA/CREF. Otherwise, employer and employee voluntary contributions will continue to be directed to your default-age appropriate fund. You may also make fund transfers among investment options at any time in amounts of $1,000 or more or the full value of a mutual fund position (if less than $1,000). To do so, call the Emeriti Service Center at 1-866-EMERITI (1-866-363-7484) and select option #3, or log into the Emeriti Health Account at tiaa-cref.org and click on "Manage My Portfolio."
|Lynnwood Vanpool Looking for Riders|
With gas prices rising, would you like to commute to SPU for FREE and lower your stress financially, physically, and emotionally? Do you live in North Edmonds, Lynnwood, Millcreek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, or Everett? If so, please join us for a test ride. We are now meeting at the Ash Way Park & Ride off of 164th. Contact Robin Maass in the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2413 for details.
|Pet Photos Resume in October|
The "Pet Photo of the Week" will resume October 1 in the Bulletin. Please
send two photos of your pet with a brief story explaining the photos
to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at email@example.com. Everyone is free to
submit new photos of their pets if they have been previously featured in
the Bulletin. (The dog to the right is Wimsey, owned by Web Editor Hope
McPherson. Wimsey passed away last year, and was the first pet featured in
|Fac/Staff Bulletin Resumes Normal Publication|
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 Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, September 20. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, September 24.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Eigenbrood's Article Published|
The School of Education is pleased to announce that Dean and Professor of Education Rick Eigenbrood's article "Current Trends in Teacher Preparation in the United States" has been published in the spring issue of the Journal of Humanities Education, a publication of the Russian Academy of Education. The article is an expanded version of a paper he delivered at the 2011 Conference on Comparative Higher Education in Sochi, Russia.
|Downing Presents Paper|
Earlier this summer, Associate Professor of Economics Douglas Downing presented a paper on "The Excess Reserves Surge: Evidence From Bank Annual Reports" at the Western Economic Association International convention in San Francisco.
|Feldman Completes Installation in Scotland|
Professor of Art Roger Feldman returned from Scotland in late August after completing
a large stone installation called "ekko" at Freswick Castle in Caithnes. Student
intern John Howard helped Roger complete the installation. Roger reports, "I was
able to bring the final piece to his desired 8'4" height, and the sound component
works well, allowing the sounds of ocean waves into the open interior space. Local
estimates are that the piece will last for hundreds of years if not longer." Select
the link for a larger image of the installation. More
|Alsbury's Chapter Published|
A chapter co-written by Professor of Educational Leadership Thomas Alsbury
titled "Pressure of Outside Forces, Stress, and Finding Balance' was published
in Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century: Perils and Promises of
Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community. (2012. Editors In W. Place, M.A. Acker-Hocevar, J. Ballenger, A.W. Place, G. Ivory.) The chapter was co-written with K.S. Whitaker.
|Welcome, New Employees|
The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new employees. Contact information can be found on the online SPU White Pages.
Carly Dockendorf, assistant gymnastics coach, Athletics
Kathleen Putnam, registered dietitian, Student Counseling Center
Ashley Reece, coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Programs
|Welcome, Grace Eden Hallak|
Grace Eden Hallak was born September 1 to School of Business and Economics
Professional Development Specialist Daniel Hallak, and his wife, Kristin Hallak.
Grace weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches at birth. Welcome, Grace! Select the
link for a picture of Grace and her parents. More
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science/Physical Education
For information on 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
Access Services Technician (Overdue & Fines Coordinator) (.8), Library
Communication and Processing Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Loan & Collections Coordinator, Student Financial Services
Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Senior Admissions Counselor for Multicultural Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
Security Officer 1, Office of Safety and Security
Skills Lab Coordinator (.5, 9 months), School of Health Sciences
Systems Analysts/Administrator—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information
For more information on 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