Monday, March 14, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

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Submit Nominations for the 2016 Staff of the Year

The SPU Staff Council invites nominations for the 2016 Staff of the Year awards. Each year, two staff members are selected to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the SPU community. One exempt and one non-exempt recipient will be selected on the basis of their spiritual commitment, positive engagement with colleagues and students, leadership at SPU and beyond, and professional competence and expertise. Visit the Staff Council website to learn more about each award and submit a nomination. If you have already submitted a nomination for Staff of the Year, thank you. If you haven’t yet done so, nominations will be accepted until Monday, March 21. Staff of the Year recipients will be announced at the annual Celebration of Service on Thursday, April 28.


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Camp Casey Summer Reservations March 15

Summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are June 13-September 26, 2016. Summer requests are based on years of service to SPU and past summer stays at Casey. Employees are ranked by their years of service as verified by Human Resources. Once the ranking is developed, the past summer stay history is cross checked. If you have stayed at Casey during the summer, your ranking is replaced with the years it has been since your stay at Casey. If you have questions, contact Camp Casey at 866-661-6604 or Online reservation requests are due by Tuesday, March 15.


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Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag Thursday March 17

Join us for the next Sitecore/Contribute brownbag on Thursday, March 17, noon to 1 p.m. in the Lower Weter large conference room. Sitecore/Contribute Brownbags occur the third Thursday of most months. If you would like help with any changes you need to make to your website, bring them with you and we’ll walk you through them. If you plan to come, email Kathy Henning in University Communications at

Sitecore Tip of the Month: When adding pages or documents, be sure to follow the proper naming convention: all lowercase with hyphens between the words —  e.g., undergraduate-handbook, or cv-bantum-brian.

SPU Wellness
Wellness Blog Now Available

The Wellness Initiative is pleased to announce that the Wellness blog is now available for faculty, staff, and students. This month the blog features information on depression, one of the most common mental illnesses that occur among college students.


Hire a SPRINTer as a Fundraiser Work Project

This summer, SPRINT (Seattle Pacific Reachout International) will send six teams of SPU students to learn and serve with local leaders around the world. To support their fundraising, we invite you to hire a SPRINT student to help with yardwork, cleaning projects, or other household chores. Your work project helps these students raise funds for their summer immersion learning trips. The recommended rate is $10 per student per hour. To schedule your project and find out more information, email SPRINT Student Fundraising Coordinator Maddy Petrowski at Learn more about the summer SPRINT teams.


Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Awards

A message from Alumni Relations: Since Dr. Stuart Holmes ’40 was named Seattle Pacific’s first Alumnus of the Year in 1959, the SPU Alumni Association has presented alumni awards to outstanding individuals. The recipients are honored and presented with their awards during Homecoming and Commencement weekends, and at other venues. The Alumni Board encourages faculty and staff to nominate alumni who have consistently lived out Seattle Pacific’s vision to engage the culture and change the world. You can nominate individuals in various categories including Alumnus or Alumna of the Year, GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade), or a Medallion Award. Nominate an alumnus online.


Campus Dining Specials This Week

Here are the retail dining services promotions for the week of March 14-18, including $5 promotions on Fridays.

Common Grounds: Grande Irish Cream Latte or Grande Irish Cream Mocha for $3.99. All baked items are 50 cents, Monday-Friday, 7-9 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday 5-7 p.m.

Academic Perks: Grande Irish Cream Latte or Grande Irish Cream Mocha for $3.99. All baked items are 50 cents, Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Medley: 5-topping salad for $5, or a 3-topping salad for $3.

Subway: 6-inch Cold Cut Combo for $3.99. $6 sub of the day — visit for daily selections.

Sandella’s: Limited Time Offer: Turkey Reuben Panini for $5.99. Add a 21-ounce fountain drink for only $1 more. Order any of our paninis and make it with our new Artesian Bistro Bread. Any grilled flatbread is $6, or make it a pizza for the same price. Order any of our flatbreads with the new Rustic Pizza Crust.

Einstein’s Bagels: 20 percent off a freshly baked bagel and shmear.

Grill: The Ultimate Meatball Sandwich for $5.99.

C-Store: 10 percent off any bottled or canned energy beverages.

Our $5 Friday Retail Dining Promotion:

Sandella’s: Any grilled flatbread, or make it a pizza.

Subway: Footlong Spicy Italian Sandwich

C-Store: Spend over $5 and get 10 percent off.

Medley: Closed for Spring Break.

Grill: Closed for Spring Break.

Einstein’s Bagels: Closed for Spring Break.

Falcon Events This Week

Saturday, March 19
Men's Crew: Western Washington and Seattle U vs. SPU, Lake Washington Ship Canal, 10:30 a.m.

For all the latest in Falcon sports, visit the website.


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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 Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, March 17. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, March 21, 2016.

Faculty & Staff News

Steve Layman
Layman’s Book Published

A book by Professor of Philosophy Steve Layman titled Philosophical Approaches to Atonement, Incarnation, and the Trinity has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book explores the philosophical issues that arise from the distinctive Christian doctrines of the atonement, incarnation, and Trinity.


Bradley Murg
Murg Regular Contributor to Patheos

Bradley Murg, assistant professor of political science and director of Global Development Studies, has been asked to write a regular blog for Patheos, the largest English language faith-focused website in the world. His posts will explore various topics in international relations from a Roman Catholic perspective.

Jeff Daley
Daley Wins Awards at Competitions

SPU Master Gardener Jeff Daley won gold, silver, and bronze awards at the recent International Amateur Wine Competition in Vermont, and a silver medal at the Kansas City Cellarmasters Classic in January. At the Newport Oregon Wine Festival in February, his red blend (50 percent cabernet sauvignon and 50 percent syrah) was named “Best of Show,” the highest award given. He also won bronze and gold awards at the festival. His next competition will be at the Ocean Isle, North Carolina Wine Festival in April.


Volume #44 , Issue #11 | Published by: University Communications

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