Monday, March 14, 2022 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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SPU launches MS in Nutrition

A new, low-residency program in the College of Arts and Sciences will start Autumn Quarter 2022. The Master of Science in Nutrition will allow students to deepen their knowledge in the science and application of nutrition, as well as gain knowledge of epidemiology, research methods, and clinical and functional nutrition in four academic quarters.

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Staff of the Year nominations due Mar. 16

Do you have a colleague who lives out their Christian faith and encourages a grace-filled community at SPU? Do they demonstrate competence, skill, and initiative in their role while modeling service and leadership? Nominations for the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt and Exempt Staff Members of the Year awards are open until Wednesday, March 16. Nominate your colleagues today!

School of Business, Economics, and Government
March 2022 Shareholders newsletter available

In the March 2022 Shareholders from the School of Business, Government, and Economics, check out faculty reflections on the need to balance work with sabbath rest; advice from a recent grad on navigating risk; and, in light of the war in Ukraine, a timely talk on national security from General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey.

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Required: Anti-Bullying Training by March 31, 2022

To help increase awareness and understanding of SPU’s Anti-Bullying Policy and Anti-Bullying Complaint Procedure, all employees must complete a 10-minute online course through Percipio by March 31, 2022. In addition to online training, during the 2022 Spring Quarter, all supervisors will be required to participate in a live training that provides interactive scenario-based learning and opportunities to engage SPU’s policy and procedure in a more in-depth manner. There will be several date options available, with details coming soon. Read the 1/31 campus memo for more information. You can sign in to Percipio here. If you haven't already completed the training, you should see it at the top of your dashboard.

John Perkins Center
April 1 deadline for Perkins Center Prize entries

With generous support from our community, the Perkins Center Prize hosts a scholarship competition for students to explore thinking about practical ways for engaging reconciliation in our communities. Eligible students are those enrolled at SPU for the 2022–23 academic year. The submission deadline for participants is April 1, 2022. Forms, criteria, and more information can be found on the Perkins Center website. Awardees will be named in May 2022.

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Make your summer Camp Casey reservations requests now

Summer reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at SPU's Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. Full-time faculty and staff can make a reservation request for periods of stay between June 13–Sept. 12, 2022.  Reservation requests are due by March 28, 2022. (Note: Until further notice, due to the pandemic, the longest stays scheduled are Wednesday through Sunday.) Summer requests are based on years of service to SPU and past summer stays at Casey. Employees are ranked by their years of service as verified by Human Resources. Once the ranking is developed, the past summer stay history is cross checked. If you have stayed at Casey during the summer, your ranking is replaced with the years it has been since your stay at Casey. Request a reservation here. Curious about how the lottery works, or how to stay at Camp Casey with discounted faculty and staff rates? Check out the new HR wiki. Questions? Contact Camp Casey at

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year. The next deadline is Thursday, March 17, and the next issue will be published Monday, March 21. 

If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible with an image or graphic to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity.

Faculty & Staff News

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Jones named February Staff Member of the Month

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Sara Jones, assistant director of the Center of Career and Calling, was nominated by her peers and selected by Staff Council as the 2022 February Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations and thank you, Sara! Learn more about Sara and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

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Kamwesa's article published

Dereck Kamwesa, a career counselor and vocational discernment coach in the Center for Career and Calling, had his article, “What's Next? The Answer Comes in Sifting, Listening, and Journeying with God,” published in Christianity Today’s The Better Samaritan blog on March 9, 2022. Dereck is also a student in Seattle Pacific Seminary, working toward his MA in Theology.

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Newby's article published

An article titled "Go Tell in on the Mountain" by Stephen Newby, professor of music, was recently published in Plough magazine. Stephen writes about the history of Black spirituals and his own musical journey.

Kenman Wong
Wong's article published

Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics, had an article, “Advice to Christian Professors of Business” published in the Winter 2022 edition of Christian Scholars Review. The piece was invited by the journal's editors as part of a regular feature. The preceding contributors were Stanley Hauerwas (Duke), Theology; David Lyle Jeffrey (Baylor), Literature; Mike Hulme (Cambridge) Geography.

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Shannon's manuscript published

Jordan Shannon, assistant professor of counselor education, had his manuscript, "Stigma, help-seeking, and counseling with African American male college students," published in the Journal of Counseling & Development.

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Willett's poem published

Mischa Willett, assistant professor of English and writing, had a poem titled “The Unit of Wine Is the Cup" published in the new issue of Christianity and Literature.

Jason Thornberry
Thornberry’s short story published

Jason Thornberry, receptionist for the School of Education, recently had an article about his traumatic brain injury appear in TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. Jason’s work has appeared in OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Broadkill Review, and elsewhere.

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Welcome, new staff member Byron Stevenson

Please join the Office of Human Resources in welcoming Byron Stevenson, tradesworker, Building Maintenance.


Norma Rae Boyce

Norma Rae Boyce, wife of Professor Emeritus of Geography Ron Boyce, died Feb. 22, 2022, after a long illness. She was 90 years old. Plans for a memorial service are pending. Please pray for Ron and his family at this time.

Bob McIntosh
Memorial service for Bob McIntosh

The family of Robert "Bob" McIntosh '64 invites those who remember Bob to attend his memorial service on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church. Bob died Sept. 26, 2021, and had a multifaceted connection to Seattle Pacific University: He was former vice president for University Advancement, an emeritus director of the Seattle Pacific Foundation, and served on the SPU Board of Trustees from 1983 to 1985 and again from 1987 to 1996. He was instrumental in SPU’s Downtown Business Breakfast.

Drawn Out Puns

Nate Hoover
Chili Bean

For his monthly cartoon, Nate Hoover, associate director for the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, explains this month’s feature: Sometimes all a pun deserves is a chortle. This may be one of those puns. I just hope it doesn’t receive an entirely cold reception. To see more of my cartoons, find me on Instagram: @hoovernathaniel.


Volume #49 , Issue #11 | Published by: University Communications

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