News and events


  • Faculty Senate recording made available

    Apr 30, 2020

    The Faculty Senate session on April 16, 2020 with University leadership was recorded and is available on the Staff Council wiki. We hope this recording will supplement President Martin’s April 17 email and provide added context.

  • Nominate a deserving staff member!

    Apr 27, 2020

    Do you know someone who should be a Staff Member of the Month? Nominate him or her today!

  • 2020 Staff Members of the Year

    Apr 27, 2020

    On April 23, Ron Haight, director of music technology, was named the 2020 Exempt Staff Member of the Year, and Brenda Barker, SPFC office manager and assistant to the dean, was named the 2020 Oral V Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Discover what their colleagues said about these exceptional SPU staff members.

  • Extended: Call for Staff of the Year nominations

    Mar 31, 2020

    Nominate a colleague to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the SPU community. Nominations are open for exempt and non-exempt SPU Staff Members of the Year through Thursday, April 2. Find out more.

  • March 4: Faculty and staff celebration on SPU Giving Day

    Feb 27, 2020

    You are invited to join us Wednesday, March 4, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in Eaton Lobby for a time of celebration in conjunction with SPU’s second annual Giving Day! Stop by for refreshments, fellowship, and drop-in festivities as we celebrate our faculty and staff community.

  • Monday, March 9: Staff Council Winter Forum

    Feb 26, 2020

    Don't miss the Winter Staff Forum “Understanding and Utilizing the Employee Tuition Benefit” on Monday, March 9, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Otto Miller 109. HR representatives will share about the newly updated employee tuition discount benefit. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Finance Office gets sweet thank you

    Feb 11, 2020

    As a thank you for the hard work by Finance Office staff during the end of the year rush, they received a box of donuts from Staff Council in early February.

  • January 10: First Friday dining deals

    Jan 8, 2020

    Three dining deals available to staff showing their SPU ID this Friday!

    • New “Bowlful” in the SUB: $5 bowl with your choice of five toppings.
    • Common Grounds and Academic Perks: $5 Venti white chocolate mocha.
    • Bertona Street Grill: $5 all-American beef burger.

  • You are invited!

    Nov 22, 2019

    Join us for our annual Staff Council Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 16, 12–1:30 p.m. in the SUB’s Gazebo Room. We look forward to connect with each of you!

  • Fall Forum Recap

    Nov 4, 2019

    Staff Council hosted its fall forum on October 31, welcoming Carla Orlando, Celeste Cranston, and Kara Gray, who led faith-deepening practices for individual and community growth. Find the presenters’ handouts, as well as a list of rhythms of spiritual formation opportunities taking place at SPU.