Monday, June 25, 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Inside Gwinn Commons
Is Gwinn open this summer?

Do you want to eat in Gwinn Commons this summer? Here’s where you can find a list of Gwinn’s summer hours, as well as other locations on campus where you can find something to eat: Campus summer food services.

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Special Olympics Gymnastics: July 3–5

Brougham Pavilion is the site of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games gymnastics competition, July 3–5. Each day includes two sessions, and all sessions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 3: All-around

  • Session 1: 10 a.m.
  • Session 2: 1:30 p.m.
  • Awards: 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4: Balance beam, floor exercise finals

  • Session 1: 9:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: 11:25 a.m.
  • Awards: 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 5: Vault, uneven parallel bars finals

  • Session 1: 9:30 a.m.
  • Session 2: 11:25 a.m.
  • Awards: 12:15 p.m.

Over the years, Brougham Pavilion has been the site of numerous major gymnastics events, including the NCAAs and USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships.

For complete information about the games, visit

Stationery Orders Due Tuesday, July 3

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, to have stationery orders delivered Friday, July 13. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on July 3 will be delivered in August. Due to the upcoming University rebranding, 2017–18 stationery prices will remain in effect throughout the summer. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is 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, July 5. The next Bulletin will be published Monday, July 9. 

Faculty & Staff News

Matthew Benton
Benton’s essay published

Matt Benton, assistant professor of philosophy, published “Revitalizing the Epistemology of Religion” in the Oxford University blog. His article was based on the book Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology, which he co-edited with John Hawthorne and Dani Rabinowitz. Read his blog post online.

Jeff Keuss
Keuss on KUOW

Jeff Keuss, professor of Christian ministry, theology, and culture, was one of three church leaders who spoke to Bill Radke for his program, The Record, on KUOW-FM (94.9), on June 13. Radke asked the panelists about church-going in Seattle, and if Seattle Christian churches should get involved in politics. Listen to the program.

Peter Moe
Moe’s essay published

The essay, “How to Build a Whale,” by Peter Moe, assistant professor of English and director of campus writing, was published in the June 2018 issue of Out There Outdoors. Read his essay online.

Brad Murg
Murg teaching graduate seminar in Phnom Penh

Brad Murg, assistant professor of political science and director of Global Development Studies, has been appointed Distinguished Fellow at the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) in Phnom Penh in recognition of his “services to the university and to the development of higher education in Cambodia.” This summer, Brad is in residence at RULE, where he will be teaching a graduate seminar, The Political Economy of Development, and directing three MA theses in the university’s graduate school.

Lynne Hall
Hall named June 2018 Staff of the Month

In recognition of her service to the SPU community, Lynne Hall, executive assistant to the vice president for University Advancement, was nominated by her peers and selected by Staff Council as the June Staff Member of the Month. Congratulations and thank you, Lynne! Learn more about Lynne and nominate a colleague for recognition on the Staff Council website.

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Welcome, new staff members!

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

  • Rebekah Johansen, administrative assistant, Finance and Business Affairs
  • Allison Pincus, administrative assistant and budget manager, Computer and Information Systems
  • Gina Whitehouse, administrative assistant to the deans, College of Arts and Sciences

Volume #45 , Issue #25 | Published by: University Communications

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