Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Update on SPU archival resources

Due to staffing changes in Ames Library, there is no longer a dedicated university archivist as of 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 kirschners@spu.edu

Professor Kim Segall
SPU Voices podcast with Professor Kimberly Segall

In this new SPU Voices podcast, SPU Professor of English Kimberly Segall talks about her new project on the print comic series of Ms. Marvel.

School of Education
Latest from the School of Education

Hear Dean Mvududu’s words on living through difficult times, see what faculty and staff are reading this summer, and check out ten leadership lessons from John Bond, professor of educational administration, in the latest issue of On Point, the School of Education’s newsletter.

School of Business, Economics, and Government
SPU's online MBA program revamped

Designed for working professionals, SPU's fully online MBA program can help students act strategically and provide values-based leadership from a general-management perspective. Now with a lower cost, this graduate business program will help develop leadership skills and unite business principles and ethical practice. If students aren’t quite ready for an MBA but want to make a bigger impact at work or move into a new role, they can choose from one of 13 one-year graduate certificate programs. Learn more at spu.edu/mba

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. Additionally, Mailing Services will be closed completely on Wednesday, July 6, 12:45–2 p.m.

  • If your department will NOT have anyone pick up your department’s mail this summer, please contact Mailing Services at 206-281-2077 or mailing@spu.edu. (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.

falcon golf classic 2022
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 wallacem3@spu.edu or 206-281-2855.

rowing youth camp
Faculty, staff discount for youth rowing summer camp next week

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 mcdonalds1@spu.edu for the discount code to register online.

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, July 14. The next issue will be published Monday, July 18. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible with an image or graphic to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at fsb-editor@spu.edu. Submissions may be edited for clarity. (Weekly publication resumes Sept. 6).

Faculty & Staff News

Headshot of Tom Joshua
Tom selected for summer institute

In late spring, Assistant Professor of Sociology Joshua Tom was selected as one of 20 scholars of American religion to participate in the “Learning with Charlottesville: Narratives of Religion, Race & Democracy” Summer Institute, June 13–17 at the University of Virginia. The institute was hosted by the Religion, Race and Democracy Lab, under the university’s larger Democracy Initiative.

Portrait of Professor Alissa Walter
Walter's article published

A peer-reviewed article by Assistant Professor of History Alissa Walter titled "The Repatriation of Iraqi Ba‘th Party Archives: Ethical and Practical Considerations" was published in the Journal of Contemporary Iraq & the Arab World.

Faculty member Ed Kerr
Kerr’s song released; participates in music panel discussion

Edmund Kerr, adjunct instructor of music recently released his original song, “God in the Fire” on Apple Music and on all streaming platforms. In early June, he was also part of a panel at the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim, California, titled “Keys, Pads, Controllers, and Mainstage,” during which he and other music experts shared insights on the nuances and best practices for maximizing current technology and hardware for keyboard players in modern worship ensembles. He represents Yamaha as a product specialist at these types of events.

Jason Thornberry
Thornberry’s essay published

A personal essay by Jason Thornberry titled “Palm” was published in jmww, a weekly journal publishing the best in fiction, poetry, flash, essays, and interviews. The essay is about Jason witnessing a car and motorcycle accident in his old neighborhood when he was a teenager. Jason is the receptionist for the School of Education and an adjunct professor.

SPU Arch
Welcome, new staff members

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

  • Natalie Anderson, communications officer, dispatcher, Office of Safety & Security
  • Gabby Cockerell, technology support analyst I, Computer & Information Systems
  • Linda McCarrel, executive assistant to the vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing
  • Joyce del Rosario, director, multi-ethnic programs, Multi-Ethnic Programs
  • Shannon Sherman, annual giving manager, University Advancement

SPU in the News

Amy Mezulis
Mezulis quoted in Seattle Times

Professor of Clinical Psychology Amy Mezulis was interviewed for a Seattle Times story on June 17, 2022, titled "Another pandemic school year ends. What have we learned so far?"

Shah interviewed by Newsy; opinion piece published

Mohammad Qadam Shah, assistant professor of global development, was interviewed by Newsy on June 29, 2022, about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan following the recent earthquake. On June 24, 2022, an opinion piece by Mohammad was published in The Conversation titled "Helping Afghanistan after earthquake will be hard: 3 questions answered."


Staff Member Laurie Collins
Prayer service in memory of Laurie Collins

There will be a prayer service in remembrance of staff member Laurie Collins on Wednesday, July 6, at 1 p.m. in Demaray Chapel in First Free Methodist Church.

Laurie worked for more than 30 years at SPU. She was a loyal and dedicated assistant for various departments, including Student Activities, Auxiliary Services, Athletics, the Counseling Center; the Center for Career and Calling; and even one year at Camp Casey. Since 2012, she served as the office manager, and more recently as the budget manager for School of Theology. She was voted Staff Member of the Month by Staff Council in 2015 and again in February 2021

Details on a memorial service are still pending.

Volume #49 , Issue #25 | Published by: University Communications

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