Monday, August 18, 2014 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Future Scientists
Faculty, Staff Invited to Student Summer Research Symposium August 21

The campus community is invited to the annual Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, August 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Eaton Hall 231. The symposium is a celebration of the research conducted by students in collaboration with faculty in biology, chemistry, engineering, and psychology. For more information, visit, the website.


Tent City 3 Resident
Your Help Needed Hosting TC3

The Tent City 3 (TC3) Services Committee is looking for faculty and staff to help plan and coordinate meals and services (in-kind donations from the greater community) for SPU’s hosting of TC3 during Winter Quarter. Email Danielle Richmond in Student Financial Services at if you are interested in joining the committee.

Ben and Jerrys
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck Visits Campus August 22

Ben & Jerry’s West Coast “Core Tour” truck will be on campus Friday, August 22, 10-11 a.m. at the Fifth Avenue streetscape between Weter Hall and Marston Hall. Representatives will give out free samples of their new “core flavors,” as well as their popular chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Learn more about the tour.


Weight Room Open House August 18

There will be an open house Monday, August 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the campus community to see the changes in the Royal Brougham weight room. The weight room will re-open for all campus users on Tuesday, August 19, during regular business hours. If you are interested in using the weight room or the fitness center and need locker room access in Brougham Pavilion, contact Lisa Faucette, administrative assistant in Athletics, at 206-281-2085.  The cost is $6 per quarter. Thank you for your patience during this renovation process.

Get Your Website Ready for the New School Year. Next Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag Lunch Is August 21

Do you use Sitecore or Contribute? Join members of the University Communications Web Team on Thursday, August 21, for our monthly brownbag Q&A. Sitecore/Contribute Brownbags occur the third Thursday of most months, noon to 1 p.m. in the Lower Weter Hall large conference room. Bring your questions, and we’ll bring answers (and treats!). It’s time to be thinking about getting your site ready for the new school year, and we can walk you through the changes that are giving you problems. For more information, contact Kathy Henning in University Communications at 206-281-2329.

OBF, OPA on Modified Schedule August 27

The Office of Business and Finance (OBF) and the Office of Planning and Administration (OPA) will have modified schedules and/or operate on skeletal crews on Wednesday, August 27, due to their annual summer events. The departments listed below will be closed at 11 a.m. (If you have an urgent need, contact Safety & Security at 206-281-2922 to reach personnel for the following departments):
•           OBF Vice President’s Office
•           OPA Sr. Vice President’s Office
•           Computer and Information Systems
•           Finance
•           Human Resources
•           Risk Management
•           Seattle Pacific Foundation
•           Campus Card Services
•           Conference Services
•           Housing and Meal Plans

The departments listed below will be open but on a modified schedule:
•           Facility and Project Management (Contact 206-281-2330)
•           Mailing and Copying Services - Mail will be delivered to offices in the morning. After that time, please bring any outgoing mail or UPS packages to Mailing Services by 2 p.m. to go out that day. Mail will be processed with postal stamps (not metered).

 The departments listed below will be open and on their regular schedule:
•           Bookstore
•           Safety & Security

OUS Closed August 26

The Office of University Services (including Housing & Meal Plan Services, Campus Cards, and Conference Services) will be closed on Tuesday, August 26, for their annual planning and organization day. Mailing and Copying Services will be open regular hours that day. If you have any questions, call 206-281-2230.

Order Your September Stationery Orders Now

Orders for stationery must be made before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2, to have it delivered by September 12. Stationery orders are now delivered once a month. Order stationery online.


Need Copies of Response Magazine?

Does your office have a waiting area that needs copies of Response magazine? Is your office getting enough copies? Copies of the latest Response magazine have just been sent to campus offices. Since faculty and staff members receive the magazine at home, campus copies are available for distribution in locations where current students, prospective students, prospective parents, and other visitors to campus can read and enjoy them. To request copies or update the amount of copies you are currently receiving, contact Hannah Notess, managing editor, at

Space Still Availlable in One-Day Workshop With Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina

In advance of the upcoming Lectio series, faculty and staff are invited to a one-day workshop on Genesis 1-Exodus 19, taught by Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina. The workshop is Friday, September 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Bertona 1, and includes lunch. This rich learning opportunity is free to SPU faculty and staff, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. Topics include the nature of creation; God’s engaging of the created order; the nature and role of humanity; the themes of sin, judgment, and grace; the election of the ancestors; the rescuing of God’s people; and the eventful trek through the wilderness. 

Staff members can register by sending an email to 

Faculty members can register online at this website.

If you have questions, contact Kelsey Rorem, program manager in the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, at 206-378-5415 or

LinkedIn Workshop TODAY

If one of your summer goals is to create or update your personal LinkedIn profile, or learn how LinkedIn works, then plan to attend the next Center for Career and Calling workshop on Monday, August 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall 113. The summer training session is open to all students, alumni, faculty, and staff. No RSVP is needed. The workshop will cover:

•           Creating a powerful professional profile
•           Learning basic LinkedIn search techniques
•           Finding and joining interesting groups
•           Discovering the SPU, alumni, and company pages
•           Developing advanced search techniques and connection strategies

Summer Hours for Gwinn Commons Dining Hall

The summer hours for Gwinn Commons Dining Hall are now posted online. The hours will be updated regularly for the upcoming week. Please remember that dining hall hours are based on Conference Services clients and internal groups, and are subject to change. Contact if you have any questions.


Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer. 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. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, September 2. The next deadline is Thursday, August 28.

Faculty & Staff News

family and consumer sciences
FCS Faculty Participate in National Conference

Family and Consumer Science faculty were well represented at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences national conference in St. Louis this summer. Assistant Professor of Textiles and Clothing Raedene Copeland presented a roundtable topic on merchandising design. Professor of Interior Design and Housing Sandra Hartje served as Washington state senator to the conference. Professor of Family and Consumer Science Sharleen Kato presented a workshop titled “Connecting Around the World: Global Family Trends Identified by the United Nations’ Year of the Family Celebration,” and she served as the keynote speaker for the Global Communities luncheon. Her topic was “Going Global: Empowering Students Through Service Learning in the Philippines.”

School of Psychology, Family, and Community
SPFC Faculty Participate in National Conference

The departments of psychology and clinical psychology represented SPU at the American Psychological Association Convention, August 7-10, in Washington, D.C. Associate Professor of Psychology Margaret Brown, along with outside colleagues who specialize in service learning, presented the symposium, “Fostering Students’ Civic Development: Psychology Curriculum and the Common Good.” Professor of Clinical Psychology John Thoburn, along with internationally acclaimed psychologists Florence Kaslow, David Schnarch, and Mary Joan Gerson, presented the symposium, “Family Psychology: An International Phenomenon.”  Additionally, John, alumni, and students presented the poster “Effectiveness of Sustainable, Indigenous Disaster Relief Using the Health Support Team Curriculum” (graduae student Noel Clark and alumni Kira Mauseth, Ph.D. and Tony McGuire Ph.D.). Professor of Clinical Psychology Lynette Bikos, and advisees Melissa Gowen and Heather Rodney presented the poster “Calling, Vocational Identity, and Psychological Well-Being: A Test of Alternate Models in International Immersion Learning Returnees.”

CLRD Hosted Ministry Leaders for The Nehemiah Project

The Center of Leadership Research and Development in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community recently hosted The Nehemiah Project, a daylong workshop focused on helping ministry leaders and their staffs. The event was co-presented by Rob McKenna, associate professor of industrial/organizational psychology and director of the Center for Leadership Research and Development, and Jason Morriss, the national director of credentialing for the Free Methodist Church of the USA.

Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members. Contact information can be found in the SPU White Pages.

Kiri Evanson, interim web designer, University Communications
Hed Haase, SFS coordinator, Student Financial Services
Stan McDonald, senior administrative assistant, Athletics
Sammi Nakano, visits & events coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
Jared Wymer, budget manager, School of Business, Government, and Economics

Volume #42 , Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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