Monday, September 15, 2014 Seattle Pacific University



Campus News & Events

Sacred Sounds
Sacred Sounds of Christmas Early Bird Tickets on Sale

Early bird tickets for SPU’s annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert are now available. This event sells out early every year, so buy your tickets early. The concert is Monday, December 1, 7:30 p.m., in McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Sacred Sounds of Christmas features the best of traditional Advent and Christmas carols from around the world, performed by the Music Department's nationally recognized student and faculty musicians.

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Next Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag Lunch September 18

Do you have Sitecore or Contribute updates you need to make before school starts, but keep putting them off because you’re afraid of messing something up? Put them off no longer! Join members of the University Communications Web Team on Thursday, September 18, for our monthly brownbag Q&A. Bring your laptop, and we’ll walk you through making changes, whether it’s updating a faculty member’s information or callout, or just correcting a typo. Sitecore/Contribute brownbags occur the third Thursday of most months, noon to 1 p.m., in the Lower Weter large conference room. If the third Thursday of the month at noon doesn’t work for you and you want to schedule one-on-one training, contact Web Writer Kathy Henning at kathy@spu.edu or 206-281-2329)  and we’ll get something scheduled. We want to empower you to keep your website up to date.




Queen Anne MOPS
New MOPS Group Forming

Queen Anne MOPS is a place where moms of young kids can come together for encouragement, practical help, and more. MOPS is open to any mom with at least one kid, birth through kindergarten. MOPS will meet the first and third Thursdays of each month beginning in October at First Free Methodist Church. Faculty and staff moms are welcome to join. Visit the website for more information.

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Zipcars Available to Faculty, Staff

Imagine the convenience of having a car parked right around the corner, without any maintenance hassles or ownership costs. Did you know that SPU faculty and staff can gain access to any Zipcar for only $25 per year? That's the cost for an entire year of membership. You only pay when you reserve a car. Zipcars can be reserved for an hour or a day, and you can choose from MINIs, hybrids, trucks, SUVs, and more. Reservations can be made online or with your smart phone when you need a car. Your very own “Zipcard” unlocks the car, and then you're on your way for an average of $9 an hour. Every reservation includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day. Your membership is good in every Zipcar city in the world. To join, visit the website.

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Gwinn Commons Dining Hall Is Open

Visit the SPU Dining Services website for dining hours between now and September 25.

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Recycling on Campus

All offices and classroom buildings are furnished with recycle bins. Paper, plastic, metal, and glass items may be deposited in any recycling container on campus – no sorting necessary. For more information about what can be recycled, visit the Facility and Project Management website.

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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 fsb-editor@spu.edu. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The Bulletin will resume weekly publication on Monday, September 29. The next deadline is Thursday, September 25.




Faculty & Staff News

Reed Davis
Davis Presents Paper

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presented a paper titled "The Augustinian Disposition of Kenneth W. Thompson.” He gave the presentation during a colloquium sponsored by the Eric Voegelin Society at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association last month in Washington, D.C. The panel commemorated the life and work of Reed’s former professors Dr. Kenneth W. Thompson and Dr. Inis L. Claude.




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.

Donald Anderson, annual giving program coordinator, Annual Giving
Alexis Cruikshank, director, University Services
Nicole Lincoln, mental health counselor, Student Counseling Center
Christina Longcor, career counselor, Center for Career and Calling
Jackqueline Miller, program coordinator, School of Business, Government, and Economics
Eli Ritchie, program assistant, Center for Biblical and Theological Education
Michelle Suh, office & placement assistant, School of Education





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