Monday, July 21, 2014 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Leveraging LinkedIn

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 daily 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.


American Homestay Network
Host Families Needed

A message from the American Homestay Network. “We have a great need for host families from the SPU community. A study tour of high school students from China will be in Seattle for an immersion program August 1-16. We ask that our host families pick up and drop off the student at SPU on the day of arrival and departure. Host families provide three meals a day, and the compensation is $776 for 15 nights. This is a fantastic opportunity for a family to try hosting for a short term program. For more information, contact Seattle Homestay Manager Jenna Grauman Day at 425-285-4466, or visit the website.


Human Resources Office Closed July 24-25

The Office of Human Resources (HR) will be closed July 24-25 so the HR team can attend the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources’ state chapter annual conference at Central Washington University. If you have questions, call 206-281-2809.

SFS Closed on July 23

Student Financial Services will be closed Wednesday, July 23, for their annual summer office retreat. The office will re-open on Thursday, July 24. If you have any questions, call 206-281-2061.

Stationary Orders

Campus stationery orders placed through the Stationery Products Menu and printed by Vision Press will be delivered once a month. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications, at

Collecting Messages of Support for SPU

Over the last few weeks, SPU has received many meaningful messages of support from around the world – via email, social media, printed items, photographs, and many other forms. We are collecting these items, with the SPU Archives in the Library as the ultimate destination. In the meantime, University Communications will be collecting these items. If you have items that you would like to contribute, please send them to Hannah Notess at in University Communications, Suite 116. Contact Hannah or Adrienne Meier at with 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. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, August 4. The next deadline is Thursday, July 31.

Faculty & Staff News

vicki eveland
Eveland Receives Excellence Award

Assistant Professor of Marketing Vicki Eveland was recently recognized with a “Presentation Excellence Award” for her presentation of “See You Later CSR, Welcome CSV.” She gave the presentation at the 2014 Academic Business World International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Priscilla Pope-Levison
Pope-Levison Elected President of Historical Society

Professor of Theology Priscilla Pope-Levison was elected president of the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church. She was also named by the World Methodist Council as a representative to the ongoing (more than 50 years) international dialogue between United Methodists and Roman Catholics. In addition, she participated in a review session of her book Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era at the regional American Academy of Religion meeting at the University of Calgary.

Andrew Lumpe
Lumpe’s Study Published

A research study by Professor of Education Andrew Lumpe and former doctoral student and SPU adjunct instructor Karen Soine was published in the journal Teacher Development. The title of the study, “Measuring Characteristics of Teacher Professional Development,” is based on Karen's dissertation research. The purpose was to create and psychometrically test an instrument which measured teachers’ perceptions of characteristics of professional development.


Overstreet’s Moviegoing Discernment Guide Published

At the request of an editor for InTouch magazine, Jeffrey Overstreet in University Communications wrote a 12-step guide to “more nutritious moviegoing.” InTouch is the magazine of Dr. Charles Stanley’s InTouch Ministries. Jeffrey’s article was published in the July issue, and is now available online. Jeffrey is a specialist in University Communications and a contributing editor to Response magazine.


Bryce Nelson
Nelson’s Book Published

Bryce Nelson, affiliate associate professor in the School of Education and former SPU librarian, has written a book on the management of an academic library. The book, The Academic Library Administrator's Field Guide, was published by the American Library Association. Organized topically, each short chapter provides commentary, research, advice, applications, and citations for further reading. It can be used independently by a library administrator as a resource handbook, or read and discussed in a small group.


Article by Robertson, Undergraduate Students Published

An article by Assistant Professor of Physics Amy Robertson and several undergraduate students about the physics learning assistant program was recently published. The article was written by Amy and former physics learning assistants Erika Eppard, Lisa Goodhew, Emily Maaske, Hannah Sabo, Faith Stewart, David Tuell, and Scott Wenzinger. The invited article, “Being a Seattle Pacific University Learning Assistant: A Transformative Experience of Listening and Being Heard,” was published in the American Physical Society Forum on Education newsletter.


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.

Katie Caday, administrative assistant, Student Programs
Lisa Faucette, administrative assistant, Athletics
Sonhi Lee, custodian, Building Maintenance
Susan Petersen, coordinator, housing and meal plan administration, University Services

Volume #42 , Issue #27 | Published by: University Communications

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