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Steps for the two factor authentication
Duo and donuts this week

CIS is hosting several enrollment sessions for faculty and staff to drop-in and have a donut and coffee while you get 2FA configured on your account. Duo two-factor authentication has been available for all faculty and staff since October and will be required by early Winter Quarter.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Otto Miller Hall 244
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Library Lower Level
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Marston 3

For more details on why 2FA is being required, see our blog post describing the impact. For more details on 2FA, see our blog post announcing this service.

First Friday
Seeking Justice: Colloquium Series
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the First Fridays Colloquium series presented by the Social Justice and Cultural Studies major. The next event, Feminism Across All Genders, is 3:30–5 p.m. on Friday, January 4,  in Demaray Hall 150. The panel includes Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler; Instructor of Sociology Raphael Mondesir, and the Gender Justice League. For more information, email Professor of English Kimberly Segall at

Camp Casey
Camp Casey office closed December 13-14

The Camp Casey office will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, for an annual office clean up. If you need to contact the office, call 360-678-5050 and you will be connected with the staff member on call.

Alaskan Way Viaduct
Traffic alert: Viaduct closes January 11

The “Seattle Squeeze” begins when the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) permanently closes the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11, 2019; the new SR 99 tunnel opens three weeks later in early February. This closure will be the longest highway closure in the history of the Puget Sound region. If you are interested in looking into alternative modes of transportation such as one of the SPU vanpools or vanshares, contact Transportation Manager Heather Eide at

In order to plan ahead and prepare for extra road congestion and commute times, SDOT has provided some suggestions on how to help manage the impact:

  1. Come in earlier or later. Most people commute in the morning between 7–9 a.m., and in the afternoon between 3–6 p.m. Talk to your supervisor about changing the hours you work.
  2. Leave your car at home. Try biking, walking, carpool, vanpool, or public transit.
  3. Give yourself extra travel time. Traffic will be slower and will last longer throughout the day.
  4. Visit for the tools and information you need to get around during the #Seattle Squeeze.
  5. For live camera images:
  6. Or visit these websites:

Staff Council Christmas Party

Join Staff Council anytime between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Thursday, December 13, in the Emerson Hall lounge for cookie decorating, candy grams, and general merriment! We will be accepting donations of winter wear for the Bridge Care Center. Please bring your own mug for our hot cocoa bar.

SPU Wellness Logo
From the Wellness Initiative

From the Wellness Initiative: Anxiety has become one of the leading concerns on college campuses. To learn more, read the Wellness blog and watch the video with college students sharing how anxiety affects them.

Scarf and Bowtie with SPU Logo
UC Recommended Vendors

University Communications has created a Vendor List of trusted vendors for apparel, stickers, awards, and other items. Campus departments are free to use whatever vendors they’d like to use, but these vendors are familiar with SPU’s color and logo requirements.

Emerson Hall
Student recommendations for 2019–20 RAs

A message from Residence Life: The resident advisor selection process begins Winter Quarter, and we need your help to recruit qualified candidates. Our campus is blessed with students who have academic, spiritual, and servant-leadership gifts. However, many students do not apply without the encouragement of faculty, staff, and peers. We are seeking an applicant pool that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of our community, with increased numbers of male students who engage in the selection process. We hope you will partner with us by emailing student recommendations to by January 7. Thank you in advance for your support!

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every week 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, December 13. The last Bulletin for December will be published on Monday, December 17.

Faculty & Staff News

Audrey Kamemoto Portrait
Kamemoto named December Staff Member of the Month

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Audrey Kamemoto, executive assistant for risk management and university council, was nominated by her peers and selected by Staff Council as the December Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations, and thank you, Audrey! Learn more about Audrey and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

Bruce Baker
Baker's article published

Associate Professor Bruce Baker has a new published article titled "Gleaning as a Transformational Business Model for Solidarity With the Poor and Marginalized" in the book Poverty, Injustice, and Inequality as Challenges for Christian Humanism.

Bill Woodward
Woodward on panel

Continuing his contributions marking the centennial of the end of World War I, Professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward introduced "The Local Impact of the Great War" as a part of a panel he moderated for the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild on November 29. After his overview, local historians and archivists added detail on the business transition (especially the Boeing Company), the labor transition (especially the Seattle General Strike of February 1919), and the devastating influenza epidemic. Bill next traces the long range impact of World War I propaganda posters at a program at the Museum of History and Industry on January 14.

SPU Arch
Welcome, new staff members

The Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new staff to the University:

  • Brenda Day, certification specialist, Administrative and ESA programs, School of Education
  • David Haslam, multi-skilled trades II, Facility and Project Management

SPU in the News

Bradley Murg
Murg interviewed on KIRO-FM

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Development Studies Brad Murg was interviewed by KIRO-FM (97.3) on December 6 on the topic of U.S.–China relations and the impact of tariffs on the American and Chinese economies.


Karl Krienke Portrait
Professor Emeritus Karl Krienke

Karl Krienke, professor emeritus of physics and mathematics who taught at SPU for 44 years, passed away on December 7. Karl was a Seattle Pacific alumnus (B.A. ’53 and M.A. ’55), and served as professor and dean of the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences before his retirement in 1997. During his time at Seattle Pacific, he was named Professor of the Year in 1981 and was awarded the Alumni Medallion Award in 1993. His passion for astronomy led to his co-discovering a comet. He was also an ordained minister, talented musician, and was featured in Response magazine in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Reita, son Martin, and family. Arrangements for a memorial service are still pending.

Lloyd Montzingo
Professor Emeritus Lloyd Montzingo

Lloyd Montzingo, professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away on December 5. During his 30 years at Seattle Pacific, he served in a number of roles, including membership on the design committees for Demaray Hall and Otto Miller Hall. In 1973, he was named the first director of the new School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In the late 1970s, he chaired a campuswide task force to develop a new curriculum in general education. He was also a National Science Foundation Faculty Fellow at the University of Washington’s Center for Quantitative Science. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Eleanore Klekot.  A memorial service was held December 10.

Tollefson Memorial Service

A memorial service for Ken Tollefson, emeritus professor of anthropology who retired in 1996 after 31 years of teaching at Seattle Pacific, will be held Thursday, December 13, at 1 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. Ken passed away on November 20 at the age of 83.

Volume #45 , Issue #43 | Published by: University Communications

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