Monday, July 12, 2021 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

SPU Falcons rowing camp July 19-29, 2021
SPU Rowing Camp for teenagers

The SPU Rowing team is excited to offer its first Learn to Row camp for 13–17 year olds, July 19–29. The camp will be held in the SPU Shellhouse, Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The cost is $300. Participants will learn the basics on the rowing machine and progress to rowing on the water in eight-person boats next to the SPU campus. The camp is a great way for any youth to try a new sport that may open the door for future athletic opportunities, such as rowing at a local club. Instructors are current assistant coaches Amy Hildebrandt and Matt Oclander. Email Amy at with any questions. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Student ID Card
Need a replacement Falcon card?

As faculty and staff begin to return to working on campus, Falcon Card Services would like to remind you of the process to obtain a replacement Falcon Card if you have lost your card. The Falcon Card Services website FAQ page contains instructions on “What do I do if my Falcon Card is lost or stolen?,” including completing an online request form and scheduling an appointment to collect your new card. Contact Falcon Card Services at with any questions.

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SHS newsletter available

Alumni updates, a thank you for dedication and hard work during the pandemic (and beyond), a welcome to the new dean, and more. Read about it in the latest newsletter from SPU’s School of Health Sciences.

Changes to the SPU login page

A message from Computer and Information Systems: SPU will be changing our primary Single Sign On (SSO) provider for over 50 web-based applications, including Banner and Canvas. The work will continue throughout the summer, as we migrate several applications each week. After applications are migrated, they will use the Microsoft SSO login page that you already use to access WebMail, SharePoint or OneDrive via a web browser. Review the full schedule and FAQs.

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Camp Casey Campground reopening

Camp Casey is slowly reopening and the campground will have limited availability this summer to self-contained RVs for faculty, staff, and alumni groups. There will be no bathroom access, so only dry camping is permitted for trailers and RVs. If you’d like to book, please send us an email to The rate is $30 a night and has a two night minimum. In case you have a four-legged family member, pets are not permitted.

Coming to campus? Remember to submit your self-attestation form

All faculty and staff who come to campus must complete an online self-screening to attest that they meet certain criteria for being on campus (e.g., not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms). SPU has developed a campuswide tool through Banner (login into Banner and select Personal Menu) to report a daily COVID-19 self-attestation for faculty and staff working on campus (including Camp Casey and Blakely Island). A link to the self-attestation form is also available on the Stay Smart website, which is now highlighted in the top banner on the SPU homepage.

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 22, and the next issue will be published Monday, July 26. 

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

Professor June Hyun
Hyun's article published

An article co-authored by June Hyun, associate professor of school counseling, titled “Mapping solidarity, liberation, and activism: A critical autoethnography of Asian American leaders in counseling,” was published in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 43(3), 246-265. Co-authors were C.D. Chan, J.J.S. Harrichand, S. Anandavalli, S. Vaishnav, C.Y. Chang, and M.P. Band.

Paul Youngbin Kim
Kim's article published

Paul Youngbin Kim, professor of psychology, is a co-author on a recently published article in The Counseling Psychologist. The articled, titled “Etiology Beliefs, Religious Coping, Perceived Church Climates, and Beliefs About Psychological Services,” reports on how both individual and communal religious influences might play a role in individuals’ belief toward psychological services in a sample of South Korean Christians. The authorship for this article also includes colleagues from three Korean universities (Sogang University, Korea Nazarene University, and Gyeongin National University).

Peter Moe
Moe’s book included on a summer reading list

Associate Professor of English Peter Moe’s book Touching This Leviathan is included in the Association of University Press’ Summer Reading List.

Jason Thornberry
Thornberry's essay published

Jason Thornberry, receptionist for the School of Education, had an essay about an unlikely connection made on a high school bus published in a recent issue of Soundings East, Salem State University’s journal. This essay is Jason’s 16th piece published so far in 2021 (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and criticism). He published 26 pieces last year.

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Welcome, new staff members

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

  • Jenny Elsey, assistant provost, experiential learning and student success
  • Tyra Dean-Ousley, dean, School of Health Sciences
  • Doug Hamilton, painter/plumber, Building Maintenance
  • Brian Lugioyo, dean, School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary
  • Margaret Watkins, dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Alexander Hall
New staff appointments

Human Resources would like to congratulate the following staff members on their new appointments:

  • Leeza Arzaga executive assistant to the vice president for Student Formation and Community Engagement
  • Emily Bergstrom, associate director, University Advancement
  • John Pearson, associate director, foundation relations, University Advancement

SPU in the News

Bill Woodward
Woodward quoted in Seattle Met

Bill Woodward, professor emeritus of history, was quoted in the July 6, 2021, Seattle Met online article, “Sign of All Times: Will Reports of Seattle Dying Ever Expire?

Volume #48 , Issue #26 | Published by: University Communications

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