Faculty/Staff Bulletin

The Bulletin is the official internal e-newsletter to faculty and staff. Sections include periodic messages from President Martin and vice presidents, campus news and event information, faculty and staff news, and extra features (SPU in the News, Milestones, and From the Archives.)

  • Sent to all faculty, staff, adjuncts, temporary staff (approximately 1,000). Cannot opt-out. Official publication of SPU.
  • Published on Mondays, or Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday, (every other week during the summer).
  • Deadlines are Thursdays.
  • Published by University Communications.
  • Edited by Director of Public Information Tracy Norlen.
  • Able to search past entries in the archives.
  • Send entries to fsb-editor@spu.edu.


Engage is a new portal page for student activities, replacing OrgSync. It lists mainly club and residence-hall activities. A non-student department who doesn't have an engage page can't create their own event. But, non-student offices and departments can submit event information online.

Office and department e-newsletters

Many departments send periodic e-newsletters. Review the newsletter to see if they feature events, and then contact the individual departments or offices if you think your event would be of interest.

Alumni: Connections 

This e-newsletter features alumni profiles, event news of interest to alumni, and reports about campus news of interest to an alumni audience.

  • Sent to more than 20,000 alumni.
  • Published monthly.
  • Deadlines are a month before publication.
  • Looking for events with strong interest to alumni.
  • Send story ideas to Jennifer Hunt in Alumni at entries huntja@spu.edu.

Parents and Families: In the Loop 

The e-newsletter is sent to approximately 3,000 parents of current undergraduate students.This newsletter consistently receives a 30% open rate (17% is the industry standard). 

  • Published monthly (except July).
  • Deadlines are the first day of the month for that month’s issue.
  • Contains information on SPU programs, messages from the president, and highlights lectures, arts events, worship and ministry events.
  • Corresponds with the website for parents and families called “In the Loop” at spu.edu/parents-and-families, which is updated monthly.
  • Submit entries (or suggest articles) to parents@spu.edu.

College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Arts and Humanities: Exhibit

English and Cultural Studies Department: The English Blog

Office of Inclusive ExcellenceOIEX Connections

School of Business, Government, and Economics: Shareholders

School of Education: On Point

School of Health SciencesNursing Praxis

John Perkins Center: Committed to Engagement, Community, and the JPC

University Ministries (um@spu.edu): Connect with University Ministries (sent weekly on Monday mornings.)

School of Theology: Kingswood Chronicle