Monday, December 17, 2012 Seattle Pacific University


Donate to Operation Nightwatch

Operation Nightwatch ministers to hundreds of homeless men and women in Seattle every week. The executive director, Rick Reynolds, is an SPU alumnus and pastor. University Communications is collecting donations, and will deliver items on Wednesday, December 19. If you would like to add to the delivery (or make a donation by writing a check made out to "Operation Nightwatch"), please bring items to Lower Weter by 11 a.m. on Wednesday. You can see what items are most needed at their website. More

Using Sitecore? Come to the Next Brown-Bag Lunch

Are you using Sitecore? But now you have technical questions? Join the University Communications Web Team on the third Thursday of each month for a brown-bag question-and-answer time. Bring your questions; we'll bring answers (and cookies). The next brown-bag is Thursday, December 20, noon-1 p.m.

Latest on iTunes U: Energy Security and Climate Change

SPU's Department of Political Science and Geography hosted “Changing What We Tax: Prospects for a Free-Enterprise Solution to Energy Security and Climate Change" on November 14. The program was sponsored by the Washington Policy Center and the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. Presenters included Todd Myers, director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center; Bob Inglis, former U.S. representative and director of the Energy and Enterprise Institute; and Mike Wallace, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington. More

Peer Advisor Nominations Needed by Jan. 4

The peer advisor selection process for 2013-14 is coming up fast and we need your help in obtaining nominations for qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with many students who have exceptional academic, spiritual, and leadership gifts. If you know students who rise above — leaders among leaders — we would greatly appreciate your participation in nominating them for the selection process. If you would like to nominate a student, email Lynn Russell in the Office of Residence Life at no later than January 4, 2013. Thank you in advance for your help.

Campus Retail Stores Holiday Hours

Below are the holiday hours for campus retail stores.
Subway: 10 a.m.–3.p.m. until Friday, December 21. (closed weekends)
C-Store: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. until Friday, December 21. Open Monday, December 24, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (closed weekends)
Common Grounds/Weter Coffee Kiosk: 7:30 a.m.–11 a.m. through Monday, December 24. (closed weekends)

Flu Shots Still Available

It's not too late! Flu shots are available in Health Services, located on the first floor of Watson Hall. Make an appointment by calling 206-281-2231. The cost is $25. Current staff, faculty, and dependents (age 15 years and older) who have Premera coverage through SPU may receive flu shots on campus free of charge as part of the preventive-care benefit.

Home Athletic Events in December

Monday, December 17
Men's basketball vs Warner Pacific, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Monday, December 31
Women's basketball vs Dixie State, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m.

For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the Falcons website. 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 Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. Due to the Christmas break, the next deadline is Thursday, January 3. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, January 7.


Kelly Selected as Monthly Columnist for The Journal

Clint Kelly, communications specialist in University Communications, is now a monthly columnist for The Journal magazine. The Journal is distributed to communities in North King and South Snohomish counties. In his latest column, he interviews the longest married couple and shares how they stayed together for 79 years. More

Alsbury Presents Papers

Professor of Education Leadership Thomas Alsbury participated in the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) annual conference in Denver last month. UCEA is the national professorial guild with 85 institutional members. Membership requires an application and site visitation. He gave two presentations with other colleagues: “Innovation Leaders Academy: Sustaining Innovation in High-Need Districts," and “The Future of School Board Governance: Improving Educational Governance Structures Through an International Comparative Study."


Corrected: Pope-Levison on KTOO

Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison was interviewed for a radio story about “Juneau Fest" on KTOO-FM in Juneau, Alaska. The story dealt with “Juneau Fest" and the Great Awakening Tour by Revival Ministries. She talked about evangelism done with integrity and how it differs from proselytism. Here is the correct link to the story. More


Emeriti Professor Don Kerlee Passes Away

Emeriti Professor of Physics Don Kerlee passed away December 7. He held numerous positions during his time at SPU, including chair of the Physics Department, assistant to the president in grants and research, and director of research. Don's memorial service is Thursday, December 27, 1–3 p.m. at the Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, 20815 Marine Drive in Stanwood, Washington.


Faculty Positions

Dean, School of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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

Staff Positions

Micro Systems Analyst-Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems
Payroll Supervisor, Finance Office
Security Officer 1, Office of Safety and Security
Systems Analysts/Administrator—Technology Support Services, Computer and Information Systems

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


Pet Photos of the Week on Hiatus

See you in January. Enjoy the holidays with your favorite animals.


A Snowy Campus

“This photograph from the winter of 1962 shows students making their way across a snowy Seattle Pacific College campus. Tiffany Hall and the Student Union Building can be seen on the left, Peterson Hall on the right. The photo was taken from the eastern entrance to Marston, which used to be accessed via ramp, as seen in the photo. Today, the same entrance is served by a staircase and an elevator." Adrienne Meier, University Archivist. More

Volume #40, Issue #43 | Published by: University Communications

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