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Volunteers for Commencement 2016
Thank You, Volunteers!

The Office of the Provost would like to thank the multitudes of SPU staff volunteers, from a vast array of schools and departments, for their assistance in making our end-of-year high ceremonies wonderful. Without your partnership, it would have been impossible. Thank you, amazing staff!

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Your Help Needed to Create an SPU License Plate

A message from Alumni and Parent Relations: Let your car display your Falcon pride — while supporting SPU student scholarships! Seattle Pacific has begun the process to create an official SPU Falcon Washington state license plate. Before the Department of Licensing considers the SPU plate series, it requires at least 3,500 intended license plate purchases from Washington state vehicle owners. Each license plate purchase will contribute $28 to support SPU student scholarships. Help make it happen by signing the online signature form.


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Mark Your Calendar for SPU’s Founding Day Party June 24

To help kickoff SPU’s 125th anniversary, come celebrate at our “Founding Day Party” at 1:30 p.m. in Tiffany Loop on Friday, June 24 (the 125th anniversary of the inaugural Board of Trustees meeting in 1891). The program includes a special appearance by Alexander and Adelaide Beers (Seattle Pacific’s first president and first “first lady”), an instant photo booth, and birthday cake and ice cream. All faculty and staff members attending the party will receive a free gift. Mark your calendars now, and watch for more information.

Camp Casey
Camp Casey Fall, Winter Reservations

Fall and winter reservation requests are now being taken for the Faculty/Staff House at Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The dates of stay are September 26, 2016, through January 4, 2017. Reservation requests are due by June 17. (If you will not be regularly checking your SPU email, please indicate an alternate email so we can contact you should your name be drawn.) Fall and winter requests are selected by lottery and are not affected by summer stays at Casey. If you have questions, call 866-661-6604 or email Visit the Camp Casey website to request a reservation.


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Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag June 16

Join us for the next brownbag lunch on Thursday, June 16, noon to 1 p.m. in the Lower Weter large conference room. If you plan to come, please email in University Communications. Sitecore/Contribute Brownbags occur the third Thursday of most months. If you would like help with any changes you need to make to your website, bring them with you and we’ll walk you through them. There will be no brownbag lunch in July.

Sitecore Tip of the MonthDid you know you can unlock all your items at once? Hit the review tab, click “My Items,” and click “Unlock All” button at the bottom of the dialog box.

SPU Wellness
From the Wellness Initiative: Emerging Adulthood

A message from the Wellness Initiative: As Spring Quarter wraps up, many students will leave campus and head back home. This is just one change that students go through during their time at college. In fact, college students are moving through a life stage full of changes, possibilities, and exploration. Read this month’s Wellness Initiative post to learn about the unique life stages of college students.


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Welcome Prospective Students, Families June 17

On Friday, June 17, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host prospective students and their families for Summer Visit Day. This series of summer events will welcome more than 100 guests as they explore SPU, learn about the admissions office, and meet current students, faculty, and staff. Please look for these students and their families and make them feel welcome.

Welcome Prospective Transfer Students June 20

Prospective transfer students and their families will be on campus Monday, June 20, for Transfer Open House, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. They will explore campus and learn about the transfer admissions process. Please look for these students and their families and make them feel welcome.

The Colonel's House at Camp Casey Conference Center
Camp Casey Open House June 17

SPU’s Camp Casey Conference Center will host an open house on Friday, June 17, 12‒4 p.m. Visitors will get a rare chance to have historians lead them on guided tours of the Colonel’s House and enjoy a talk by SPU Professor of History Bill Woodward on the origin of seacoast forts. The house is primarily utilized for retreat space for SPU leadership and special groups. Tours of the Colonel’s House will begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guests can get a glimpse of the Sea Lab with Camp Casey naturalists. There will also be free admission to the outdoor pool as well as complimentary snacks. Visit the website for more information.


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Join the Class of 2016 in Restoring SPU’s Rare Paintings

The 2016 Senior Gift Committee has elected to help fund the restoration and installation of two rare paintings by African-American artist Charles Ethan Porter, which were recently donated to the SPU John Perkins Center. The goal is $1,500, which will then be matched five times for a total of $7,500. To make an online donation, go to the and select “other” and then specify “Senior Gift.” Learn more about the paintings and donors William Sacherek and Liselotte Lamerdin.


Retail Dining Specials This Week

Here are retail dining specials for the week of June 13-17.

Common Grounds: “.50 cents Friday.” Pastries are .50 cents on Friday, June 17.

Subway: Enjoy a free cookie with any purchase. On Friday, June 17, cookies are .50 cents.

C-store: All cold beverages are ten percent off. Any Ben and Jerry’s pint of ice cream is 20 percent off. Get two 28 ounce Gatorade beverages for $3.33. On Friday June 17, 1.5 ounce assorted chips are .50 cents.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin Published Every Other Week During the Summer

Beginning June 13, the Faculty/Staff Bulletin will be published every other week during the summer. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, June 23. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, June 27, 2016.

Faculty & Staff News

Julie Bukowski
June Staff Member of the Month: Julie Bukowski

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Julie Bukowski, warehouse manager in Facility and Project Management, has been nominated and selected as the June Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations, Julie! Read more about Julie on the Staff Council website.


Seattle Pacific University
Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new staff members.

Kegan Bone, assistant coach, men’s basketball, Athletics
Cami Freeman, MFA program coordinator, English
Joel Matulich, maintenance mechanic I, Building Maintenance

Volume #44 , Issue #24 | Published by: University Communications

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