Monday, December 12, 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Character Kitchen
Support FCS’s Community Kitchen

Do you like delicious homemade food that uses seasonal high-quality ingredients? Then join supporters of the SPU Community Kitchen by signing up for the email list and be notified when food is available. All donations go directly to support the work of this program. To sign up, email Associate Professor of Nutrition Daniela Geleva at The Community Kitchen at SPU is part of an international movement bringing together residents of diverse economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds to neighborhood community centers for cooking sessions. Community kitchens began in Peru in the 1960s in response to food shortages. Learn more about the Community Kitchen in Family Consumer Sciences.


Response Magazine
Extra Copies of Response’s 125th Anniversary Issue

Because of a printer’s overage, University Communications has a number of extra boxes of the Summer 2016 125th anniversary commemorative edition of Response magazine. To request extra copies for you or your department, email


Campus in the snow
It's Snowing! Is SPU Open?

There are several ways faculty, staff, and students will be notified or can find out whether SPU will close or open late due to inclement weather. The most current information will always be provided on the Emergency Closure Hotline at 206-281-2800. Information about evening classes, Library hours, campus dining retail hours, events, and athletic games will also be updated on the SPU home page in the “News” section.

— SPU-Alert text message. You should receive a text before 6 a.m. about a closure or late start. If SPU is open but classes are not in session, faculty and staff will receive a text message.

— Emails will be sent to all faculty, staff, and students before 6 a.m.

— The news section on the SPU homepage will also be updated before 6 a.m.

To confirm or update your SPU-Alert cell phone numbers or email addresses, access the Banner Information System and select Personal Menu and then Emergency Alert System.

Women’s Basketball SPU Classic This Week

For the latest information on Falcon sports, visit the website.

Friday, December 16 
SPU Classic: Women's basketball in Brougham Pavilion. Concordia-Portland vs. Nova Southeastern, 5 p.m.; Seattle Pacific vs. Concordia Irvine, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 17
SPU Classic: Women's basketball in Brougham Pavilion. Concordia-Portland vs. Concordia Irvine, 3 p.m.; Seattle Pacific vs. Nova Southeastern, 5 p.m.


Envelope stationary
Stationery Orders Due January 3, 2017

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, to have stationery order(s) delivered on January 13. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on January 3 will be delivered February 17. 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

Festival of Lessons and Carols
An Invitation to Wait: Advent 2016

Campus Ministries has curated a non-exhaustive list of Advent resources — ideas for prayer, social media engagement, and justice work. The list also includes a few Seattle-area events and assorted books and readings aimed at helping people move through the season. You can find the list online.


Life after college. Prepare now, don't just spin the wheel!
Tell Your Students About Life After College Week

A message from the Center for Career and Calling (CCC): Save the date, tell your students, and plan to come to the CCC’s fifth annual Life After College Week (January 23-27, 2017). Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Calling, the SPU SERVE Program, and the Alumni Center, this weeklong series of workshops is intended for all class levels – and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff are also invited. Presentations will include job search strategies, money management, graduate school, salary negotiation, vocation stories, LinkedIn, career fashion tips, and green careers. Encourage your students to attend and join us.


SPU Wellness
Vitamin D: Winter Update

From the Wellness Initiative: Following up on our July 2016 post, this month’s focus is on how the changing weather and amount of daylight impacts mood. Many people report feeling the winter blues in the Pacific Northwest, where the number of daylight hours is significantly reduced from November to March. Less daylight can lead to lower levels of Vitamin D, which in turn may impact mood. To learn more, visit the Wellness blog.


People that are eating in Gwinn
Faculty, Staff Meal Ticket Program

A message from Housing and Meal Plan Services: To encourage interaction among faculty, staff, and students outside the classroom, Dining Services provides five meal passes each weekday. Students can pick up a meal pass to take a faculty or staff member to a meal in Gwinn Commons (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Tickets are available at the Office of University Services during business hours (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Tickets must be picked up on the day they are to be used. (If a breakfast meeting is scheduled before the office opens, students may pick up a ticket the day before). The ticket is for the faculty or staff member; the student must use their own meal plan, Falcon Funds, or cash to enter the dining hall. Tickets are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

School of Business, Government, and Economics
New Certificate Programs in Digital Marketing and Business Analytics

The School of Business, Government, and Economics has officially launched two new continuing education certificate programs — one in digital marketing and one in business analytics. In just two quarters of study and meeting on campus once per week, course participants can gain technical skills to help them gain a competitive edge in their existing careers or transition into new work. The first cohort begins Winter Quarter — so if you know anyone who may be interested, let them know.


Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Last 2016 Issue Dec. 19.

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly 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 15. The last Bulletin in December will be published Monday, December 19. The Bulletin will resume publication on Tuesday, January 3.

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