Monday, July 22, 2013 Seattle Pacific University


Cigna: Now What? Sessions July 30 and 31

Faculty and staff have received their Cigna ID cards in the mail, and those of you with HSA (Health Savings Accounts) should have received your Chase debit cards in the mail as well. Start by activating your debit card(s). Next, everyone should set up their registration at Your user ID and password should be the same as those used to complete the health assessment (survey) in May. If you don't recall your user ID and password, use the "Forgot" links. And if you never registered, use the button "Register Now." Finally, attend one of the Cigna sessions on Tuesday, July 30, noon or 4 p.m.; or Wednesday, July 31 at noon. All sessions will be in the Library Seminar Room for an hour with a representative from Cigna. You'll learn about with its tools and resources, as well as tips or techniques for how to get the most out of your plan. Sessions will be offered again in September.

SPU Dessert Reception at Warm Beach Camp

All prospective families, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university are invited to join us for the SPU Dessert Reception at Warm Beach Camp this year during Family Camp. The event will be held Friday, August 2, in the Maple Center immediately following the evening service (around 8:30 p.m.). The goal of the reception is for SPU to be a presence at this annual Free Methodist event, as well as to introduce President Dan Martin to many who have not yet met him. We would love to have you join us!

What's Your Answer to Response's Next “Question"?

In the next issue of Response, we'll take a look at SPU's involvement – spanning a broad range of academic disciplines and many different countries – in the important field of global health. So we're curious: How do you connect with parts of the globe other than your own? Write to us, and you could see your answer in the next print and online issue. More

Gwinn Hours This Week

Tuesday, July 23. Open for breakfast, 7:15-8:45 a.m. Open for lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Open for dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24. Open for breakfast, 7:15-8:45 a.m. Open for lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Open for dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25. Open for breakfast, 7:15-8:45 a.m. Open for lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Open for dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.
Friday, July 26. Open for breakfast, 7:15-8:45 a.m. Open for lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Open for dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Campus Dining Specials This Week

Simply to Go (STG) items will be available in the C-store starting this week and continue for the remainder of the summer.

Sandellas: Wrap up your Tuesday with any wrap from Sandella's for 30 percent off.
C-store: Forgot your lunch at home? Don't fret, buy any STG (Simply to Go) entrée and receive a complementary soda.
Common Grounds: Do you macchiato? Come in and try any size caramel macchiato, hot or cold, for 20 percent off the regular price.
Subway: Get a free 32-ounce Lone Ranger cup upgrade when purchasing a meal.

Need a Department Retreat Location? Come to Camp Casey!

Remember the Camp Casey Conference Center for your department retreats (rates as low as $15 per person), or as part of a church or community organization in which you belong ($22-25 per person). Family events are also welcome. Plus, there is a campground at Casey as well. To book a retreat, or schedule a tour, contact the Camp Casey Conference Center at 866-661-6604 or

Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Credit

Faculty and staff who drive low-emitting, fuel-efficient vehicles are eligible for a 20 percent parking discount. To qualify, a vehicle must be rated 50 or higher in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) Green Book. Ratings are awarded based on tailpipe emissions, fuel economy, vehicle mass, and (if hybrid or electric) battery mass and composition. To determine whether your vehicle qualifies, visit and click on the “LEED MY 2000-2013 Low Emission Vehicles" link. If your vehicle qualifies, contact Garrett McGuire in Safety and Security at to receive the discount.

Brougham Pavilion Summer Hours

Royal Brougham Pavilion summer hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Brougham will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. Summer hours are in effect until September 27.

Fac/Staff Bulletin Deadlines

The Fac/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, August 1. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, August 5.


Kato's New Book Published

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Sharleen Kato's new book, Lifespan Development, was just published and released by Goodheart Willcox Publishers. This secondary level textbook will be used by career and technical education teachers in their career cluster academies. The Lifespan Development Instructor's CD and website along with the Lifespan Development Student Workbook will be released by Goodheart Willcox later this month.

FCS Professors Attend Conference

Family and Consumer Sciences professors Sandra Hartje and Sharleen Kato attended the annual conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in Houston. Sandra represented Washington state as the recently elected state president/senator, and Sharleen as the outgoing president/counselor. Sharleen serves on the AAFCS national membership committee, and the executive board of the International Home Economics Federation-US, which presented a session titled "From Homeless to Harvard: Helping Homeless Youth Achieve Academically."

Steinke Gives Presentation

Gerhard Steinke, professor of management and information systems, gave a keynote presentation at PMTOUR – 5th Congress of Project Management in Mexico City on June 20. The PMTOUR Mexico is the Project Management Congress in northern Latin America. Gerhard's presentation was titled "Risk Management – The Cornerstone of the Information Security Component of Project Management."

Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members.
Lynn Anselmi, graphic designer, University Communications
Samantha Gagliano, computer services manager, Undergraduate Admissions
Steve Steele, assistant coach, women's basketball, Athletics


Alsbury in the News

Professor of Educational Administration and Supervision Thomas Alsbury was interviewed by several local and national media about the role of school boards. He was interviewed by local NPR radio station KPLU (88.5 FM) about dysfunction in school boards and the effect it has on students, teachers, and staff. He was also mentioned in a story at the online news website about Seattle School board candidates. Finally, Thomas was quoted in a story in the Wall Street Journal about the Los Angeles School Board election. Read and listen to the KPLU story online. More


Memorial Service for Esther Helsel

A memorial service for Esther Helsel, wife of late professor emeritus Walter Helsel, will be held Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. in Beachwood Lounge at the Warm Beach Senior Community, 20420 Marine Drive in Stanwood, Washington. Esther was a 1939 alumna of Seattle Pacific and a longtime supporter and donor.


Visit the Human Resources website for the latest job openings at SPU.


Volume #41, Issue #26 | Published by: University Communications

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