CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS
|Study John With Us This Winter|
SPU faculty and staff are invited to the 2014 Winter Community Bible Study on Wednesday nights beginning January 8. The study will be taught by Assistant Professor of New Testament Laura Sweat. Each week's class will consist of lecture, contemplative reflection, and inter-generational small groups focused on application of the text. For more information and to sign-up, visit the website. More
|Urgent and Extended Hours Care: Know Before You Go|
When you need urgent care, you have choices. Want convenient hours? Lower costs? Shorter wait times? Usually no appointment needed? Look for the urgent care information on the Human Resources website, and file the information away for future reference. Please note that the myCigna smartphone app does not display these urgent care centers. Use the information found on the Human Resources website or contact Cigna at 1-800-Cigna24. You may also call the 24-hour Health Information Line (Nurseline) directly at 1-800-564-9286. Review the urgent care information online. More
|Latest Specials From Campus Dining|
Don't miss these December specials from Campus Dining.
Subway: Customer Appreciation-$2 for six-inch cold cut combo or meatball sub
Common Grounds and Academic Perks: Happy Hour, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Get a free gingerbread cookie with any grande espresso drink.
Falcon Grill: Wednesday, December 11 only — 20 percent off signature burgers. December specials-Teriyaki burger with tempura bacon, fries, and a fountain drink for $6.99.
Medley: Wednesday, December 11 only — 50 percent off salads, (except chicken and tofu). December specials-Buffalo Chicken Salad with Southwest dressing for $5.99.
Einstein Bros. Bagels: Wednesday, December 11 only — 50 percent off, 4-6 p.m. December specials-BBQ chicken and chips for $5.
Sandella's: 20 percent off all grilled flatbreads.
|It's Snowing? Is SPU Open?|
The quickest way to learn if SPU is closed or running late due to inclement weather is to call the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800. The phone line will be updated before 6 a.m. Information on evening classes, events, and athletic games will also be updated.
|Employee Benefit and Payroll Changes Due by the 15th of Each Month|
The 15th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. It must be submitted to HR by the 15th of the month, prior to your dependent's access to new coverage. Otherwise, the change can only occur the subsequent month, and any premiums paid will not be refunded. Changes might also include events that are expected to impact your benefits and deductions, such as your spouse or children gaining or losing coverage due to employment, birth, marriage, etc. Additionally, any changes you wish to make to your 403b account contributions must be made by the 15th. For changes to your 403(b) account, contact Transamerica Retirement Solutions at 1-888-676-5512 (5 a.m.- 6 p.m. PST), or 1-800-755-5801. If you have any other benefits-related changes, call Carrie McCrimmon, associate director of Human Resources, at 206-281-2676.
|Focus on Formative Assessment Workshop for Faculty|
A “Focus on Formative Assessment" workshop will be held Wednesday, December 11, 12-1 p.m. in the Library classroom. This workshop will cover the basics of formative assessment, why it is important, and how it can be used, in addition to discussing a few tools that can be incorporated into your assessments, including ePortfolios and the Poll Everywhere free account. Learn more and register online. More
|Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions: Summary Annual Report|
Every year, SPU is required to provide a Summary Annual Report of the Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions plan. The report includes basic financial information for the Emeriti plan. You are invited to view the report online for the plan year January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. More
|Help SAS “Fill the Bucket" by December 13|
Student Academic Services (SAS) is hosting a “Fill Their Buckets!" drive benefitting Wellspring Family Services. From December 2 through 13, visit the Registration and Records lobby in Demaray 151 to drop off donated items. If you have questions, contact Kristen Labrecque in SAS at email@example.com. The Wellspring Winter Wish List can be found online. More
|Upcoming Home Athletic Games|
Saturday, December 14
Women's basketball vs Warner Pacific, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17
Men's basketball vs Northwest Christian, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 19
Women's basketball vs South Dakota School of Mines, Brougham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21
Women's basketball vs West Texas A&M, Brougham Pavilion, 2:30 p.m.
Men's basketball vs Walla Walla University, Brougham Pavilion, 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 2
Women's basketball vs Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 4
Women's basketball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.
For all the latest in Falcons sports, visit the Falcons website. More
|Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Last Issue for Autumn Quarter December 16|
The Faculty/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 Faculty/Staff Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The last Bulletin for Autumn Quarter will be published Monday, December 16. The next deadline is Thursday, December 12.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
|Reese Named "Volunteer of the Year"|
Ashley Reese, coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Programs, was recognized as "Volunteer of the Year" by Urban Impact. Ashley was honored for her volunteer work with Rainier Health & Fitness, whose mission is to combat physical health disparities in the Rainier Valley through an accessible fitness center that encourages healthy lifestyles, strong bodies, and community. Congratulations, Ashley!
|Tucker Contributes Chapters|
Disability Support Services Coordinator Angela Tucker is a contributing author in two new books. Angela contributed a chapter to Perpetual Child: Adult Adoptee Anthology: Dismantling the Stereotype (The AN-YA Project), and Woven Together: Testimonies to God's Grace in Adoption. The documentary "Closure" featuring Angela also recently went on sale to the public.
|Alsbury Trains Washington School Board Members|
Thomas Alsbury, professor of educational administration and supervision, provided a workshop at the Washington School Directors Association annual conference in Bellevue on November 21. The title of the workshop was "Secrets of Highly Effective School Boards." Board members from more than 70 school districts attended the all-day workshop, which provided board self-assessment tools and approaches to improving school board support of improved student learning.