Emeriti Update
Editor's Note: The "Emeriti Update" is a new feature on our Footnotes pages. We've added this item at the request of readers who tell us they'd like to hear news of former professors. We invite emeriti faculty to submit information about their current activities to Footnotes Editor, Office of University Communications, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington 98119. Phone: 206/281-2051. E-mail: response@spu.edu.

LEON ARKSEY, English 1959-92; LAURA ARKSEY, Librarian, Humanities Bibliographic Specialist, 1967-92. The Arkseys are actively involved in preserving the wealth of historic public buildings and mansions in Spokane, Washington, where they make their home. Leon is on the Historic Preservation Committee of the Eastern Washington Historical Society and Laura is a volunteer and former archivist for the Cheney Cowles Museum. The volunteer work grants them entree into the inner workings of the city and has greatly widened their circle of friends. The Arkseys attend Hamblin Park Presbyterian Church and have traveled recently to England and Portugal.

WILLIAM REARICK, Education/Theatre/English 1960-1991. Bill lives in Lacey, Washington, and is actively involved in writing and telling tales of local historical fiction to third graders in the North Thurston School District. His stories are holiday-centered and sometimes feature real historic figures. The challenge and the fun come from research and the variety of responses with each new class. Daughter PAMELA REARICK DECK '75 is the teacher and Dad makes about 25 visits to her classroom each year for reading time. Bill and his wife, Ida Mae, are co-librarians at their church, Lacey Presbyterian.

Winifred Weter

WINIFRED WETER, Grammar/Classical Languages/Athletics 1935-75. Winifred celebrated birthday number 90 on March 9 with style. SPU's Office of Development threw a party in her honor complete with cake and dozens of well-wishers. "I'm not very frisky these days, but I still get around on my own!" she informed guests in Lower Weter Hall, the campus building that once housed Weter Memorial Library. The building was the result of a gift from her father, James Weter, and today houses classrooms, a student lounge and the offices of Development, Finance, University Communications and the Society of Fellows.

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