Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

I love SPU logo
It’s I Love SPU Week

A message from Alumni and Parent Relations: Welcome to I Love SPU Week! Today, (Tuesday, February 7) the first 40 faculty and staff to write a thank-you card to a donor receive a free I Love SPU T-shirt. You can participate by stopping by the table outside Gwinn Commons between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., or in the SUB between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

If you receive at T-shirt today, or have one from past years, make sure to wear them on Falcon Thursday. In addition, encourage your students to donate to either the University Fund, which supports the greatest needs at SPU, or to the John Perkins Center, to help fund SPRINT trips for low-income students. If you have any questions, contact. alumni@spu.edu.

Creative Conversations
Library’s Creative Conversations With Brian Chin

The Library’s next Creative Conversations event features Brian Chin, associate professor of music. Working as an artist in the 21st century is rife with challenges. Brian will present his perspectives on the future of music and art in America, and will suggest a path for navigating a productive career. This event is Thursday, February 9, 12-12:50 p.m. in the Library Reading Room. Light snacks will be provided, and please feel free to bring your lunch. 


Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Feb. 10-11, 2017

You are invited to join the SPU community February 10-11 for Homecoming and Parents Weekend. Participate in all the favorite Homecoming traditions, plus gather for a special celebration of Falcon athletics. There is now a new and much easier way to register! Purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS for yourself or an ALL ACCESS FAMILY PASS for up to six family members and enjoy all of what Homecoming and Parents Weekend has to offer. For one low price, an ALL ACCESS PASS includes: Talent show, parent sessions, tours, academic sessions, one play performance, double header basketball game, Homecoming choir concert, and the All Athletics Reunion. Falcon Hall of Fame Induction Brunch and Alumni Awards Luncheon sold separately. See the whole schedule of events and register today.


“Classics and Popular Music” — Marston Lecture on February 7

A message from Margaret Brown, director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development: The annual Marston Lecture is rapidly approaching! This year we will be learning about “Classics and Popular Music.” Please encourage students to attend on Tuesday, February 7, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Demaray 150. Our own Associate Professor of Classics Owen Ewald is the speaker. Owen has taught Latin, Greek, classical literature, ancient history, and art history at SPU since 2001 and was named to the C. May Marston Professorship in 2005. His lecture will examine the popular music of the last six decades, which has been inspired by classical literature in surprising ways. Four ancient genres — epic, tragedy, philosophy, and historical writing — have the most influence on English-language music in all styles, from Bob Dylan to Sarah Dougher. Learn more online.


Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Faculty, Staff Invited to Alumni Awards Luncheon

Seattle Pacific University and the Alumni Association are pleased to announce the 2017 alumni award recipients — Alumnus of the Year Jeff Hussey '83; GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumnus of the Year Jerrell G. Davis '14; and Medallion Award Honorees Sheila Houston '02, Jennifer Best '94, and Eric Best '95. We invite you to attend the presentation of awards and hear their inspiring stories at the Alumni Awards Luncheon during Homecoming and Parents Weekend on February 11, 11:30 a.m., in Upper Gwinn Commons. Get your tickets today!


Visit Days 2016
SPU Friday Guests on Campus

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting hundreds of prospect and admitted students on campus with their families for SPU Friday, February 10. Students and their guests will dine in Gwinn, attend informational sessions, visit classes, take tours, and more. Look for these students and families and make them feel welcome.

Gerard Schwarz
Music Department Welcomes Gerard Schwarz

Join Seattle Pacific University’s Music Department as they welcome Seattle Symphony Conductor Laureate Gerard Schwarz to Nickerson Studios on Thursday, February 16, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. He will discuss his current work with the All-Star Orchestra and Khan Academy to encourage a greater understanding and enjoyment of classical music. 

An Ideal Husband theatre play, 2016
An Ideal Husband

The SPU Theatre Department presents this Oscar Wilde comedy that tackles themes of blackmail, corruption, and potential scandals. Come join the dinner party at Sir Robert and Lady Gertrude Chiltern’s wealthy London home and learn their secrets. Performances are February 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the E.E. Bach Theatre. Visit the McKinley Theater Box Office for more information and to order tickets.


SPU Wellness
From the Wellness Initiative: Upcoming National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This month we recognize National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26-March 4. Many college students struggle with disordered eating or body image concerns. The body positive movement is a new approach that aims to end the harmful consequences of negative body image.

The SPU Wellness Initiative is a group of faculty and staff working to improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of undergraduates. The monthly posts on the Wellness Initiative blog provide faculty and staff with information about common mental health problems that students deal with on a daily basis, and can help them identify students who may need extra support. The initiative also provides information on campus and community resources available for students. 

To learn more, visit the Wellness blog. 


SPU virtual reality tour
Check Out SPU’s New 360 Video

The Office of University Communications has produced a 360 video for undergraduate recruitment. The virtual campus tour lets you join a basketball scrimmage, visit a residence hall room, sit down to dinner with students, step into a chemistry lab, and ride along with the SPU crew team. Just move your phone or slip on a VR headset to explore the action from every angle, or view on your computer monitor using your mouse.


Finance Office
Rush Checks and Request for Payment Forms

The Finance Office has updated their forms for rush checks and request for payments, as well as the instructions for accounts payable and payroll. Please use the revised forms on their webpage moving forward.


Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Logo
Nominate a Student for 2017-18 ASSP Officer and Senator Roles. Deadline Is February 10.

A message from Office of Student Life: Students consistently tell us that the reason they apply for campus leadership positions is because someone told them they thought the student would be a good fit. This is your chance to encourage a student to get involved by taking one minute to fill out a nomination form. Students will receive an email inviting them to apply for the 2017-18 ASSP officer and senator roles (applications are due February 13). Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 10, at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at OSIL@spu.edu


10th of the month
Staff Payroll and Benefit Changes?

The 10th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to add or remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. Changes might 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 403(b) account contributions must be made by the 10th of the month. 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 Mardeth Hughes in HR at 206-281-2816.

School of Psychology, Family, and Community
Lecture: Adolescent Sleep Challenges Across the Developmental Spectrum

Maida Chen, University of Washington professor of pediatrics and director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, will give a lecture on campus about adolescent sleep challenges (and opportunities) across the developmental spectrum. The lecture is Tuesday, February 7, 7-8:30 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. The event is presented by SPU’s Initiative for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Advisory Board. Please let others know who might be interested.

Five Dollar Fridays
Campus Dining Specials This Week
February Deals of the Month: 

Get a free 21-ounce fountain drink when you purchase a foot-long sandwich from our SUBWAY location
Enjoy a $2 grande Cold Brew coffee from Common Ground

Friday, February 10: $5 Friday Specials
• Cocina: Cheese quesadilla with a side salsa and sour cream and a Jarritos soda
• C-Store: Your choice of two items from our mystery basket
• Einsteins: Power Protein Bagel and a coffee
• Falcon Grill: Teriyaki bowl and a potsticker
• Bertona: Peperoni pizza and for $1 more, you can get a side salad
• Subway: Foot-long Cold Cut Sandwich
• Academic Perks and Common Grounds: Strawberry Lemonade and a Rice Crispy Bar

Local Falcon Games

For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the website.

Thursday, February 9
Men's basketball vs Northwest Nazarene, Brougham Pavilion, 5:15 p.m.
Women's basketball vs Western Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 10
Indoor track & field -- Seattle Pacific at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor (University of Washington), 4 p.m.

Saturday, February 11
Indoor track & field -- Seattle Pacific at Husky Classic, Dempsey Indoor (University of Washington), 9 a.m.
Women's basketball vs Simon Fraser, Brougham Pavilion, 2 p.m.
Men's basketball vs Central Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 4:30 p.m.


Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, February 9. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 13.

Faculty & Staff News

Joan Teeter
January Staff Member of the Month: Joan Teeter

In recognition of her faithful service to the SPU community, Assistant Controller Joan Teeter has been selected as the January Staff Member of the Month. Known for her patience, kindness and problem-solving, Joan is always eager to help others learn and hear ideas. Congratulations, Joan! Learn more about Joan and submit a nomination for a future Staff Member of the Month. 


Ryan Ingersoll
Farewell Reception for Ryan Ingersoll

A message from University Librarian Michael Paulus, Jr.: I would like to invite you to a farewell reception for Ryan Ingersoll, head of library technology, on Tuesday, February 7, 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the library classroom (main floor of Ames Library). Ryan is leaving SPU to pursue a leadership role at another institution.

During the last seven years, Ryan has provided significant leadership and service in the areas of digital literacy and digital education for SPU students and faculty. He launched new technology services in the library, facilitated faculty learning communities in collaboration with Educational Technology and Media, taught classes, and coached many people on how to use technology well to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship. His contributions have advanced the mission of the SPU, broadening as well as deepening the extent of technological support we are able to provide for students and faculty.

Please join us to thank Ryan for his time at SPU and to wish him well in his next adventure. Refreshments will be provided.

Library Connections

Talon in the library with two readers
Tell Your Students About Night Against Procrastination

Join us Wednesday, February 22, 6 p.m.-12 a.m., for our second annual Night Against Procrastination (NAP) in the Ames Library. Our goal is to get as many students as possible in the Ames Library working on end-of-the quarter papers, projects, and examination prep – all to avoid procrastination and have fun getting their work done. The fun will include hourly drawings for gift cards; pizza and snacks; and yoga and Zumba study breaks. In addition, Writing Center and Study Tables tutoring will be available, as well as faculty and reference librarians.

SPU in the News

Brown Interviewed on KRWM (106.9 FM)

Associate Professor of Music Carlene Brown was interviewed about music therapy for two broadcasts on KRWM (106.9 FM) on January 29. Carlene was interviewed on the station’s “Sunday Morning Magazine,” and talked about music therapy as a career that blends the love of music with psychology to help with physical orientation, expression, verbal expression, fine and gross motor skills, and problem solving. She was then featured on “Inspirational Women” with adjunct music therapy faculty member Patti Catalano. Carlene and Patti talked about music and neuroscience, as well as using music to work with youth and seniors on dance and movement.

Mouttet Interviewed by KUOW (94.9 FM)

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Nate Mouttet was interviewed by KUOW (94.9 FM) about the impact of President Trump’s recent executive orders on academic research and university resources. The story aired on January 30.


Korb-Nice Interviewed by KUOW (94.9 FM)

Senior Director of Recruitment and Admissions Jobe Korb-Nice was interviewed by KUOW (94.9 FM) about the impact President Trump’s recent executive orders on recruitment. The story aired on February 2.


Volume #44 , Issue #6 | Published by: University Communications

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