Monday, July 31, 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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SFS Closed on August 2

The Office of Student Financial Services will be closed Wednesday, August 2, for their annual retreat.

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Camp Casey Store Now Available Online

Faculty and staff can now order from the online Camp Casey Store and get free delivery through on-campus mail. Check out the collection of clothing, hats, coffee mugs, and more. These make great gifts for those who love Camp Casey!


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Grand Reunion Is Back for Round Two

A message from Alumni and Parent Relations: Last year’s inaugural Grand Reunion ꟷ a signature event of SPU’s 125th anniversary ꟷ was such a blast, we’re bringing it back as SPU’s all-alumni reunion weekend full of fun events and activities. On October 6 and 7, whether it’s been one year or more than 50 years, all alumni and their families are invited back to campus to reconnect with former classmates, professors, and friends. There will be academic and affinity groups, class reunions, a Falcon Family Field Day, nd the Taste of SPU All-Alumni Reunion Party. Faculty and staff are invited to join in and celebrate with the Falcon alumni network. For more information and to register, visit the website.


School of Business, Government, and Economics
New Continuing Education Courses in SBGE

The School of Business, Government, and Economics has several new continuing education professional certificate courses beginning Autumn Quarter. Many involve just two quarters of night classes and have no prerequisites. Topics include digital marketing, project management, Lean Six Sigma, supply chain management, analytics, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship. Learn more about each program here.

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Why Post Student Employee Positions?

A message from the Office of Student Employment: When it comes to hiring students for positions, how should we go about recruiting? Some rely on flyers or word of mouth. However, one of the best ways to find future student employees is to post your open position on SPU Handshake. This platform has many benefits, such as:

  • Reaching the highest amount of potential student employees- More than 1,000 students have already used SPU Handshake.
  • Creating equitable hiring practices by posting all positions in the same place. This helps cut down confusion for students, as they all have the same opportunities.
  • Holding all of your job postings in one place to use for the future.
While hiring by word of mouth may yield some great student employees, you are missing out on many other great student employees and relationships. Hiring with SPU Handshake is easy and you can start today. Find instructions on how to post here! If you have any questions, contact


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Need the SPU Mascot for an Event?

A message from Athletics: Who doesn’t love Talon? Well in the Athletics Department, we sure love our mascot, and want to make sure he stays in pristine condition. We now have a new process to reserve the Talon mascot suit, which includes a fee. For more information, contact Madi Velling, internal operations coordinator, at

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From the Wellness Initiative: Weather and Environment

Weather and environment can impact mood and mental health. As we’re in the middle of summer and away from the fast-paced environment of academia, it’s important to recognize the benefits of sunshine and increased access to the outdoors and outside activities. We all may benefit by participating in outdoor activities or spending time in natural restorative environments. To learn more, visit the Wellness blog.


Summer Visit Day August 11

On Friday, August 11, prospective students and their families will be on campus for a Summer Visit Day. This series of summer events hosts more than 100 guests as they explore SPU, learn about admissions, and meet current students, faculty, and staff. Please look for these students and their families and make them feel welcome!

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Stationery Orders Due August 1

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, to have stationery orders delivered on August 14. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on August 1 will be delivered September 15. 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

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Donors Needed for Upcoming Blood Drive

Bloodworks Northwest will host a blood drive on campus Friday, August 11, 9 a.m.3 p.m. near the entrance of Tiffany Loop. There’s an extra need for donations during the summer, so encourage friends and family members to stop by and donate. Schedule an appointment online.


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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.

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Campus Dining Summer Hours and Weekly Specials

Here are the Campus Dining specials for the next two weeks. Remember to check the resident and retail dining summer hours of operation online.

July 31- August 3
Enjoy a free Butterfinger with any entree purchase from Cocina Del Sol.

August 7-10
At Cocina Del Sol, get a free side of chips and salsa with any entree purchase.

August 4, 11, 18, & 25: Fresh off the Grill Fridays
Enjoy a meal under the sun every Friday this August from 11 a.m-2 p.m in front of the C-Store. Get a hot dog with chips and a soda for only $5, or a hamburger or cheeseburger with chips and a soda for $6. Pre-purchase tickets at the C-Store. Cocina Del Sol will be closed August 4, 11, 18, and 25.


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Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Bulletin Published Every Other Week.

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer months. 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, August 10. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, August 14.

Faculty & Staff News

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Staff Member of the Month: John Larson

In recognition of his service to the SPU community, John Larson, lead maintenance painter in Facility and Project Management, was nominated and selected as the July Staff of the Month. John’s colleagues noted his hard work, especially “when times are tough” and his support and encouragement for students and staff. Congratulations and thank you, John! Visit the Staff Council website to read more about John and nominate a colleague for recognition.

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Achterman Hosts VisCom31

Assistant Professor of Communication and Journalism Peg Achterman hosted VisCom31 at Camp Casey, June 21-24. Scholars from all over the country gathered to discuss a wide variety of visual communication topics. Peg presented with undergraduates Drew Smith ’18 and Monica Veles ’17 on the topic of "News in a Snap: A Content Analysis Design for Examining the Use of Snapchat in Journalism." Peg reports that "Casey was wonderful and the participants were quite pleased with the whole conference." Learn more about the program online.


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Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new employees:

Christina Barnes, CPE endorsement coordinator, School of Education
Jamie Burns, administrative assistant to the deans, College of Arts and Sciences
Nikka Dellosa, stores manager, Facilities
Jenna Fejervary, Title IX and special investigations officer, Safety and Security
Kyle Gough, multi skilled trades II, Building Maintenance
Kendyl Kolb, enrollment operations coordinator, Student Financial Services
Kris McGaw, budget manager, School of Business, Government, and Economics
Sandra Mayo, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion
Shanyne Noel, enrollment operations coordinator, Student Financial Services
Alex Racey, program manager, MA-TESOL Graduate Program
Jonathan Rahaeuser, gift processing manager, Advancement Services
John Robertson, digital education librarian, University Library
Elisabeth Scott, field placement assistant, School of Education
Bethany Wagner, communications specialist, University Communications


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Memorial Service for Les Habegger August 14

A memorial service for longtime Seattle Pacific men’s basketball coach and Falcon Hall of Fame member Les Habegger will be held Monday, August 14, at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The service begins at 1 p.m., and it is open to the public. The church is located at 4540 15th Ave. N.E. in Seattle. Les passed away July 6 in Spokane at the age of 92. In his 17 seasons at SPU, Habbeger’s teams posted a record of 267-170, which still ranks as the most wins by any men’s basketball coach in school history. He took six of his teams to the NCAA Tournament, and his 1964-65 squad went all the way to the Elite Eight. After leaving SPU, Habegger served as an assistant coach and then general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics. He was with the team and Coach Lenny Wilkens when the Sonics won the 1979 NBA championship.

Volume #44 , Issue #28 | Published by: University Communications

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