Monday, March 5, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Falcon women's basketball player Jordan McPhee
Women's Basketball Team in NCAA Championships!

The Falcons will play in the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament beginning Friday, March 9. They are the No. 6 seed in the eight-team West Regional, and will face No. 3 seed UC San Diego at Azusa Pacific University, the regional host school. Tip-off time is at 12 p.m. There will be a free webcast of the game.

Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble Concert March 6

The concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church will feature an evening of different grooves and sounds with multiple percussion pieces and ethnic drum ensembles. It will be livestreamed and is wheelchair accessible.

Bloodworks Northwest logo
Donors Needed for Blood Drive March 8-9

Bloodworks Northwest will host a blood drive on campus March 89, 11 a.m.5 p.m. near the entrance of Tiffany Loop. Schedule an appointment online.

Self Injury Awareness Day
Wellness Initiative: Self-Injury Awareness

A message from the Wellness Initiative: Self-Injury Awareness Day was March 1, and it’s important to recognize that college students are at high risk for self-inflicted injury, also known as self-harm or non-suicidal self-injury. To learn more about self-injury and what we can do to support students, visit the Wellness blog.

Support SPRINT Through Workshares

A message from the John Perkins Center: We are sending a SPRINT team to Colombia for an exciting opportunity to serve and learn with community and church leaders engaging in social change. We are in the midst of fundraising. Staff and faculty are invited to hire SPRINT students for "workshares," odd jobs that you might want help doing (e.g., yardwork, dog walking, organization, packing, moving). Workshares will take place through the end of the academic year. We would greatly appreciate your participation in the students’ fundraising efforts. Complete and submit a workshare request form. If you have questions, email

Change Your Password
Why You Need to Change Your Password

A message from Computer and Information Systems: Do you remember the 2016 LinkedIn data breach, when 117 million emails and passwords were leaked? CIS was notified that more than 400 SPU usernames for LinkedIn used the same email and password credentials to log into SPU accounts. We have notified these individuals and worked with them to change their passwords. CIS continues to track hundreds of attacks on SPU accounts every day, but we need your help. Please reset your password today! Just log into Banner and select Personal Menu → Computer Accounts Menu → Change Your Password. Learn more at the CIS Technology Blog.

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.

Barnabas Award 2018
Deadline Extended to Nominate a Student for the 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. The deadline for online nominations has been extended to March 23, and the nomination form can be found on the University Ministries Student Leaders webpage.

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SBGE Testing Center Available to Faculty, Staff

The School of Business, Government, and Economics hosts SPU’s Certiport Authorized Testing Center (CATC), where students can validate their software skills by taking Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams through the center. This resource is also available to SPU staff and faculty. Visit the CATC page for more information.

Stationery Orders Due March 6

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, to have stationery orders delivered on March 16. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on March 6 will be delivered April 13. To see deadlines and delivery dates for the remainder of the fiscal year, visit the “Create an Order” stationery page in Banner. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Thursday deadline
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, March 8. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 12.

Faculty & Staff News

Hope McPherson
McPherson Receives Award in Screenplay Contest

Hope McPherson, web editor and contributing editor for Response magazine online, received second place in the feature film category of the New York-based Electric City Script Contest for her screenplay Dirty Politics. Hope’s script, about a conservative U.S. senator saved by an undocumented migrant family, is now with a director and producer in Los Angeles seeking funding.

Brad Murg
Murg Gives Invited Talk

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Development Studies Brad Murg gave an invited talk titled "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation" at the Bainbridge Public Library on February 24 as part of the Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions" program.

SPU in the News

Tent City 3 at SPU
Tent City 3, SPU Featured in The New York Times

Residents of Tent City 3 and Seattle Pacific community members were featured in The New York Times on February 27 in an article titled "A Homeless Camp in Our Back Yard? Please a University Says." The story profiled several TC3 residents during their recent stay on campus, and looked at the problem of homelessness in the Seattle area. Nate Mouttet, vice president of enrollment management and marketing; Karen Snedker, associate professor of sociology; and students Emma Goehle and Micailah Moore were also included in the story.

Volume #45 , Issue #10 | Published by: University Communications

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