Monday, June 20, 2022 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Photos from Ivy Cutting and Commencements

A message from University Communications: Here is small sample of photos from Ivy Cutting, Graduate Commencement, and Undergraduate Commencement taken by photographers Mike Siegel and Lynn Anselmi. Enjoy!

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Staff Pie Social on Wednesday!

Staff Council is thrilled to announce the return of our annual Staff Pie Social! Join us in Tiffany Loop on Wednesday, June 22, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. for games, a pie baking contest, and plenty of apple pie to share.

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Early Falcon cards for new students working summer ’22

Student employee supervisors: If you have an incoming new student who is enrolled for Autumn Quarter but is beginning work for you on campus this summer, please email to request that their Falcon Card be available to them early. Include the student’s name, ID#, and when their student employee position begins so Falcon Card Services can work to get them a Falcon Card prior to Orientation in September.

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Plan now for the Falcon Golf Classic

SPU Athletics will host the 44th Falcon Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 a.m. at Harbour Pointe Golf Club. We’d love to have faculty and staff join us in this event. There will be numerous prizes and activities over the course of the day and the opportunity to meet and interact with our student-athletes and coaches. Lunch will also be provided. The cost for single players is $200 and $800 for a foursome. For more information or to register your team, contact Morgan Wallace in Athletics at or 206-281-2855.

Mailing Services
Mailing Services summer hours

Mailing Services is now operating on summer hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., with no mail and package delivery or pickup. You are welcome to come by Mailing Services to pick up your departmental mail and packages.

  • If your department will NOT have anyone pick up your department’s mail this summer, please contact Mailing Services at 206-281-2077 or (This is so we won’t try to contact the department if a lot of mail collects during the summer.)
  • If your department will be closed for more than a week, please let Mailing Services know so staff can make arrangements. If your department receives a large delivery, we would store the delivery or contact Safety and Security to be let into the department.

Kimberly Segall
SPU Voices Podcast: “Making Space in the World of Superheroes,“ with Kimberly Segall

Professor of English Kimberly Segall directs the Social Justice and Cultural Studies major. In the latest SPU Voices podcast she talks about her new book, Superheroes in the Streets: Public Protest in a Digital Age. Listen now.

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Faculty, staff discount for youth rowing summer camp

SPU Rowing’s Learn to Row Summer Camp is coming up July 11–21! This camp is a great way for athletic youth to try a new sport that may open the door to future opportunities! Fun fact: 90% of SPU’s nationally ranked team had no rowing experience before trying out. As a reminder, children of SPU faculty and staff receive a 25% discount! Contact Stan McDonald in Athletics at for the discount code to register online.

School of Business, Economics, and Government
June 2022 Shareholders newsletter

The June 2022 issue of Shareholders was published on June 17, and readers learned what made the Class of 2022 stand out, what alumni have been up to, and the latest from Faith & Co. and the Social Venture Plan Competition.

Faculty/Staff Bulletin on summer schedule

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year, and every other week during the summer. The Bulletin is now on a summer schedule. The next deadline is Thursday, June 30. Due to the Independence Day holiday, the next issue will be published Tuesday, July 5. 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. (Weekly publication resumes Sept. 6).

Faculty & Staff News

Mamta Ouyoumjian
Ouyoumjian named May Staff member of the Month

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Mamta Ouyoumjian, continuing education coordinator, was nominated by her peers and selected by Staff Council as the May Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations and thank you, Mamta! Learn more about Mamta and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

Rebecca Hughes
Hughes' article published

Becky Hughes, associate professor of history, recently had her article, “Expanding the Bounds of Christianity and Feminism: Mabel Shaw and the Women of Mbereshi, Zambia, 1915–1940,” published in The Journal of Religion in Africa.

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Faculty, staff co-author paper

Education faculty members David Wicks and Munyi Shea; Katie Clum, assistant director of graduate admissions; and Liz Ebersole, adjunct instructor in the School of Education, co-authored the paper, “A Case Study Approach to Exploring Resilient Pedagogy During Times of Crisis." The paper was published in the Online Learning Journal, an open access journal that examines issues at the intersection of pedagogy, emerging technology, policy, and practice in online environments.

Mischa Willet
Willett hosts webinar

Mischa Willett, assistant professor of English and writing, recently gave a webinar called “Work that Enfaiths: Creative in the Image of God” for the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Watch it here.

Jason Thornberry
Thornberry's essay published

Jason Thornberry, receptionist for the School of Education and adjunct professor, recently had his essay about writing and rejection letters titled, “Errant Crumbs,” published in Helix Literary Magazine.

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Welcome to these new staff members

Please join the Office of Human Resources in welcoming the following new SPU staff members:

  • Selamawit Abraham, security officer, Safety and Security
  • Shirley Chandler, assistant athletic trainer, Athletics
  • Miriam Schmidt, international student services advisor, Global Engagement
  • Nick Stringer, registration and communications coordinator, Office of the Registrar

From the Archives

Update on SPU archival resources

Due to staffing changes in Ames Library, there will no longer be a dedicated university archivist after June 30. There will still be archival resources available to faculty, staff, and students.

For downloadable historic pictures and documents, see the Special Collections section on Digital Commons.

For answers to questions about SPU’s history, see the entries on the SPU History Wiki, (available to faculty and staff with SPU credentials).

For narratives histories of SPU, see A Growing Vision (SPU centennial history), Rooted in Mission (Seattle Seminary era history), Go Birds! (Seattle Pacific athletics history), and past yearbooks, all available in the library.

For questions that can’t be answered by these resources or for access to the archival collection — including items like past issues of the Falcon newspaperpast faculty handbooks, or past course catalogs — contact Sarah Kirschner at the library at

Volume #49 , Issue #24 | Published by: University Communications

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