Monday, August 22, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Campus Community Invited to Research Symposium

The campus community is invited to the annual Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, August 25, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Eaton Hall 112. The symposium is a celebration of the research conducted by students and faculty in biology, chemistry, and physics. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Biology Jenny Tenlen at or visit the website.


Van Pool
Alternative Transportation Options for Faculty, Staff

SPU offers incentives for employees to use alternative transportation such as bus, light rail, transit, vanpool, and bicycling. You can help reduce emissions, minimize the number of vehicles traveling to and from campus, and reduce the cost of commuting. Review the options online.


SPU Student with Her Mother
Summer Visit Day August 26

Prospective students and their families will be on campus for Summer Visit Day on Friday, August 26. 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!

Stationery Orders Due September 6

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, to have stationery order(s) delivered on September 16. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on September 6 will be delivered October 14. 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

Unclaimed Bikes On Campus

A message from Safety and Security: This summer, Safety and Security is making an effort to remove all unclaimed or undocumented bikes on campus. Any bike that was unidentified was removed and donated to a bike charity. There are a number of bikes currently identified as potentially abandoned. These bikes have already been moved to a secure location. If your bike is missing, contact Nate Morehouse at or call Safety and Security at 206-281-2922. If you have not done so, we strongly urge you to register your bike with This is a nationwide online index to identify bike owners and if bikes are stolen, to find the owners. Police departments, security departments, bike shops, and pawn stores are just a few of the groups that use to help identify stolen bikes.


Inside Gwinn Commons
Summer Hours for Gwinn Commons

The Gwinn Commons dining hall summer hours are posted online. The hours will be updated daily for the upcoming week. 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.

Italian Soda
Campus Dining Special for August

These are the Campus Dining specials for the month of August. 

Common Grounds: 20 percent off Starbucks Cold Brew beverage, and 20 pecent off venti Italian Sodas

Einstein Bros Bagels: 20 percent off all Tostini sandwiches (BBQ chicken, veggie, Turkey Club, and Italian Chicken).

C-store: All Top Ramem is .59 cents. Get two, 28 ounce Gatorade beverages for $3.33.

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.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Published Every Other Week During the Summer.

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. The next deadline is Thursday, September 1. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next Bulletin will be published Tuesday, September 2, 2016. 

David Crowder
Grammy Nominee Crowder in Concert

Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform during Grand Reunion Weekend, Saturday, October 8, at 7 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Tickets start at $10. Visit the website for more information.


Faculty & Staff News

Tom Carpenter
Carpenter Gives Presentations at APA Meeting

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Psychology Tom Carpenter presented both a talk and a poster at the 2016 meeting of the American Psychological Association in Denver. His talk was titled "Measuring Impulsive Consumer Cognition: A New Package for Implicit Association Tests (IATs) in Qualtrics"  and the poster was titled "Iatgen: A Free, User-Friendly Package for Implicit Association Tests in Qualtrics." The presentations demonstrated how to use a new software package to measure implicit bias using common survey tools. Tom would like to thank his co-presenters: current SPU undergraduate Naomi Isenberg, Dr. Chris Pullig of Baylor University, Dr. Jordan LaBouff of the University of Maine, Ruth Pogacar of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Michal Kouril of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Dr. Alek Chakroff of Boston College. 

brian chin
Chin’s Article Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Music Brian Chin on teaching and talent was published in this quarter’s Chamber Music America. The article references SPU's innovative program in music using learning assistants.


Roger Feldman
Feldman Gives Plenary Talk

Professor of Art Roger Feldman gave a plenary talk at The Creative Church Conference in Boise, Idaho, last month. The title of the talk was "Broken Beauty: Choices." Participants came from all over the country, as well as from New Zealand and Canada.

Peter Moe
Moe’s Essay Published

An essay by Assistant Professor of English Peter Moe was published in Inside Higher Ed. The article was titled "Research, Teaching, and Researching Teachers." Read the essay online.


Eugene Lemcio
Lemcio’s Poem Published

Emeritus Professor of New Testament Gene Lemcio's poem "The Wasteful Gene” has been published in the special summer issue of God and Nature magazine.


Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new employees. Contact information can be found in the SPU online White Pages.

Carrie Andersen
, security officer, Safety and Security
Leeza Arzaga, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Amber Bleth, coordinator of housing and meal plan customer service, University Services
Arkisha Cox, communications officer/dispatcher, Safety and Security
Luke Davis, undergraduate admissions counselor, University Admissions
Kevin Deschler, residence life coordinator, Residence Life
Cynthia Johnston, student employment coordinator, Student Financial Services
Heather Maguire, administrative assistant, Student Involvement and Leadership
Yaniv Muamba, security officer, Safety and Security
Kate O’Donnell, undergraduate academic counselor, Student Academic Services
Kristen Quackenbush, undergraduate admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Katherine Richards, administrative assistant for graduate education programs, School of Education
Jackson Stava, director, Athletics
Erica Suk, course management and registration coordinator, School of Education
Janine Thorn, professional development program manager, School of Business, Government, and Economics

Volume #44 , Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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