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Please Reset Your SPU Password

A message from Computer & Information Systems: Faculty and staff, we need your help. Seattle Pacific is experiencing a significant increase in the number of compromised credentials and hacking attempts. We’re asking everyone to please change their password. Just log into Banner and select →Personal Menu →Computer Accounts Menu →Change Your Password. Learn more at the CIS Technology Blog.

Megan Chao
Video: Meet the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumna of the Year

For Megan Swanson Chao ’09, the turning point in her global and urban ministry minor occurred while on a student trip to Rwanda. She encountered a number of boys living on the street — some in trouble with the law, others abused and disconnected from their families. Megan could not turn away and Hope for Life, a ministry to homeless Rwandan youth, was born. In this short video, she talks about how the ministry began and the impact it’s had on her and Rwandans.

Carol Kelly
Dean’s Speaker Series Welcomes Alumna Carol Kelly

The 2017–18 School of Business, Government, and Economics Dean’s Speaker Series continues with Carol Kelly, alumna and recently retired senior vice president of global finance operations for Oracle. She will discuss how she developed a career in a Fortune 500 company and lessons she learned from one of the most powerful women in business. Faculty and staff are invited to attend this presentation on Friday, February 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Eaton Hall 112.

Creative Conversations
Library’s Creative Conversations Series: Racial Microaggressions in Faith-Based Contexts

The Library’s next Creative Conversations event on Thursday, February 22, 12–12:50 p.m., features Associate Professor of Psychology Paul Youngbin Kim and psychology student Sarah-Ann Moh talking about their recent research on "Racial Microaggressions in Faith-Based Contexts." Racial microaggression is one of the most widely researched topics in recent multicultural psychology literature, but what might racial microaggressions in a Christian context look like?  Paul and Sarah-Ann will discuss their ongoing project to create and validate a research instrument assessing racial microaggressions experienced by students enrolled in Christian higher education institutions.

Graduate Admissions Open House
Graduate Admissions Open House February 23

Faculty and staff are invited to an open house to meet and mingle with the Graduate Admissions and Welcome Team staff in their new office at 4 Nickerson Street on Friday, February 23, 2–3:30 p.m. Learn more about what these teams do to serve SPU and check out their new location. Light refreshments will be served.

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Encourage Students to Attend Night Against Procrastination

The next Night Against Procrastination (NAP) is Wednesday, February 21, 6-11 p.m. in the Ames Library. NAP events have been happening across Europe and the U.S. and began at SPU in 2016. The goal is to get as many students as possible in the library working on papers, projects, and exam prep — and avoiding procrastination and having fun getting their work done. Please tell your students to come. There will be food, raffles, study tables, and writing tutors to help students prepare for midterms.

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Staff of the Year Nominations Now Open

A message from Staff Council: Have you noticed someone going the extra mile this year? Time to nominate them for Staff of the Year. Staff members can be nominated in two categories: Exempt staff person and non-exempt staff person. We will recognize both awardees at the upcoming Recognition Chapel in April, and honor each with a check for $1,000. Nominations are open through Friday, March 23. Nominate your colleague today

Gospel Choir Performance
Gospel Choir Concert

The SPU Gospel Choir’s will present an evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings as they honor Black History Month on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church. Members from SPU’s Faculty Diversity Committee (Raedene Copeland, Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, June Hyun, David Leong, and Dainius Vaičekonis) will also serve as guest readers during the event. The concert will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible.

Craig Kispert
Staff Council Hosts Budget Presentation With Vice President for Business and Finance Craig Kispert

SPU staff members are invited to a one-hour session with Vice President for Business and Finance Craig Kispert on Wednesday, February 28, 3-4 p.m., in Demaray Hall 150. Join us for an update on the SPU budget, which will include a limited time for questions and answers.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert February 23

The SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s concert on Friday, February 23, will feature music composed by women. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. in First Free Methodist Church, and is free and wheelchair accessible. The concert will be livestreamed.

Barnabas Award
Nominate a Student for the 2018 Barnabas Scholarship

Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership, and is currently a junior? If so, we encourage you to nominate them for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship receive a $750 cash grant and a contribution of $250 given in their name to a charity of their choice. Online nominations are due by March 11, 2018, and can be found on the University Ministries Student Leaders webpage.

Build Community With SPU’s Switchboard

A message from the Center for Career and Calling: The premise is pretty simple — SPU students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends meet online to ask and offer, share resources such as advice, internships, leads on housing and jobs, and most importantly, build community. Faculty and staff are invited to join the online tool Switchboard. Since we started using Switchboard, over 1,100 people have joined, and the response rate to asks and offers is almost 80 percent. Join this unique hub where Falcons help other Falcons.

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Falcons at Home: Last Home Games for Basketball Teams

For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the Falcons online.

Thursday, February 22

Women's basketball vs Western Oregon, Brougham Pavilion, 5:15 p.m.

Men's basketball vs Central Washington, Brougham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 23

Women's gymnastics vs Alaska Anchorage and Sacramento State, Brougham Pavilion, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 24

Indoor track & field: Seattle Pacific Final Qualifier, Dempsey Indoor at the University of Washington, 4 p.m.

Women's basketball vs Concordia-Portland, Brougham Pavilion, 5:15 p.m.

Men's basketball vs Northwest Nazarene, Brougham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.

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Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every week during the academic year. 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. The next deadline is Thursday, February 22. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, February 26.

Faculty & Staff News

Teresa Lewis
Staff Member of the Month: Teresa Lewis

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Teresa Lewis, accounting assistant II senior in the Finance Office, was nominated by her peers and selected by Staff Council as the February Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations and thank you, Teresa! Learn more about Teresa and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

University Communications Win Awards

University Communications (UC) earned multiple awards for excellence in illustration, social media, videography, and publications at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Communication Awards competition held in Seattle earlier this month. District VIII includes public and private universities in the Northwest United States and Western Canada. UC received a gold award and a grand gold award for "SPU Bound," a summer Instagram competition targeting incoming freshmen. SPU also received gold awards for Response magazine illustrations used in the Spring 2017 education issue; the 2017 Teacher of the Year multimedia series; SPU in 360: Campus Video Tour; and the 125th Anniversary save-the-date invitation. UC also earned a bronze award for Response magazine's "125 Ones to Watch" issue (Autumn 2016).

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Airt, Ediger Present Paper

Business and Social Sciences Librarian Leah Airt and Associate Professor of Political Science Ruth Ediger presented a paper at the recent American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning conference. The paper was titled "Incorporating Unheard and Marginalized Voices into the International Relations Curriculum as Crucial Perspectives to Understanding Global Issues: A Critical Reflection on the Process."

Peter Rivera
Rivera’s Study Published

A study co-written by Peter Rivera, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, was published in The Journal of Adolescent Health. This study determines the associations between patterns of substance use and sexual risk-taking among female adolescents with and without histories of maltreatment. The article is titled "Linking Patterns of Substance Use With Sexual Risk-taking Among Female Adolescents With and Without Histories of Maltreatment," Rivera, P. M., Bray, B. C., Kugler, K. C., Guastaferro, K., & Noll, J. G. (In Press). Journal of Adolescent Health is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal covering adolescent health and medicine. 

Carol Redfield
Redfield Presents Paper

Assistant Professor of Nursing Carol Redfield will give a presentation at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 2. Her paper is titled "Advanced Care Planning Education Can Deepen Understanding and Broaden Intent to Practice."

Peter Moe
Moe’s Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of English Peter Moe titled "Reading Coles Reading Themes: Epideictic Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing" was published in  College Composition and Communication, vol. 69, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 433-57. There is also a podcast interview with Peter about the article.

SPU in the News

Jeff Jordan
Jordan Interviewed on KOMO-AM News Radio

Vice President for Student Life Jeff Jordan was interviewed on KOMO-AM news radio on Thursday, February 15, about the role of school counselors and administrators in helping students and the community in the aftermath of a shooting.

Volume #45 , Issue #8 | Published by: University Communications

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