Monday, November 28, 2022 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Curative leaving Dec. 16

Curative, our on-campus COVID testing partner, will permanently close their testing site in the SUB on Friday, Dec. 16. Please take a moment to thank them for their service to our community. Students will have access to COVID testing through Health Services; staff and faculty should seek testing through a community testing location.

Bobby McLaughlin
Voices Podcast: “Hardship Without Trouble: A Kidney Donor’s Story,” with Bobby McLaughlin ’89

Former SPU soccer player and assistant coach Bobby McLaughlin ’89 shares his journey toward becoming a kidney donor. It started when he had a bicycle accident in 2016, and through a life-giving surgery, he is showing the world how active and healthy live organ donors can be. Listen to the SPU Voices Podcast here or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Faculty, staff invited to Handel's "Messiah" sing-along

The SPU community is invited to a Handel’s "Messiah" sing-along on Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus. The concert is hosted by the Northwest Chorale, and admission is complimentary. A free will offering (cash or check) will be taken to benefit local area food banks. More information online.

Biometric screening
2022 Biometric Screening: You still have time to earn!

All 2022 benefit-eligible employees and enrolled spouses can still complete their Biometric Screening for the 2022 Benefit Plan Year and earn $25 toward their Wellness Incentive.

Just go to: to set up a username and password.

Enter your unique ID: Aetna WID# (from your Aetna ID card)*

Registration Key: SPU2022

From here, you will be given the option to register for a biometric screening at a local Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center OR download a physician form to complete along with fax or upload instructions. Acceptable physician screening dates range from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022. All screening results must be uploaded or faxed to Quest Diagnostics by Dec. 31, 2022.

*Note: If you have old Quest Diagnostics credentials once used with Cigna, you will need to set up a new username and password.

10th of the month
Monthly deadlines for payroll, benefits 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 to your 403b account may take up to seven days to be provided to SPU for processing, so please contact Transamerica by the first of the month prior to your requested change. 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 Cherylin Shdo in HR at 206-281-2816.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year (or Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday). The next deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1, due to Thanksgiving, and the next issue will be published Monday, Dec. 5.

If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible with an image or graphic to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity.

Faculty & Staff News

ineliz and goofy
Dec. 14: Reception to honor Ineliz Soto-Fuller

Please join us in honoring Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions Ineliz Soto-Fuller for 16 years of dedicated service to SPU at a Disney-themed reception on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2–4 p.m. (program at 2:30 p.m.), in the Emerson Lobby. You can honor Ineliz in one of two ways (or both ways!): Attend her reception in your Disney gear (if you have it), and/or submit a short video to honor Ineliz (follow these Video Submission Instructions) by Dec. 7. We cannot wait to celebrate Ineliz and her amazing dedication to this place. We hope you can join in doing so! Please help us pass this along to others outside of the SPU community (alumni, friends of SPU, past colleagues, etc.).

Volume #49 , Issue #42 | Published by: University Communications

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