Monday, August 9, 2021 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

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Has your office moved?

Has your office moved in the past year? If so, consider sending a brief announcement to the Faculty/Staff Bulletin at with information and the address of your new location. This will be helpful as the university resumes in-person operations this month and prepares for Autumn Quarter.

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In case you missed it: 2021–22 ORCA cards now available

ORCA cards are available to all regular, full-time University employees (at least .8 FTE or 32 hours a week) who do not live on campus and who utilize an alternative form of transportation at least three days a week. This year, the annual administration fee is $25. This annual fee will be charged as a one-time payroll deduction transaction.

  • If you would like to renew your ORCA card, complete the online CTR Participation Agreement Form. Once your form is processed, the annual fee will be deducted from your paycheck. If you did not renew your ORCA card on or before August 6, 2021, your current ORCA card will be deactivated Aug. 10, 2021. You can reactivate your ORCA card after this date by submitting the online form.
  • If you are enrolling in the program for the first time, or need a replacement ORCA card, you can pick a new one up at the Office of Safety and Security any weekday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. after submitting the required form. Once your form is processed, the annual fee will be deducted from your paycheck.

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Update: SPU Bookstore closed Aug. 16–20

Updated closure dates: The SPU Bookstore will be closed for an electrical panel replacement Monday–Friday, Aug. 16–20. If you need to reach Bookstore Manager Christine Perkins during that time, please email her at

CIS Mini-Conference: Wednesday, Aug. 25

This summer, CIS is hosting its second annual mini-conference on Wednesday, Aug. 25! See below for a list of classes being offered and sign up now for your classes to make sure we have enough students to offer each course.

  • 9 a.m. - Online File Storage: Access your files anywhere with: OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint. RSVP
  • 10 a.m. - Adobe Sign and Electronic Forms: See what you can do and watch a full walk-through of each system. RSVP
  • 11 a.m. - OneNote Workshop: Watch our Getting Started with OneNote video and come with your questions! RSVP
  • 1 p.m. - What’s New with Teams: We’ll have a quick refresher on some Teams basics, talk about the latest and greatest features, and have lots of time to answer your questions. RSVP
  • 2 p.m. - Data-Informed Decisions: Want to have more data to inform your decision and don't know how to get started? We'll walk through the components needed to start doing so and point you to resources for making it happen. RSVP
  • 3 p.m. - Digital Communication Best Practices: Should you email, audio call, video call, instant message, or just set up a meeting? We’ll talk about the merits of each communication medium and share best practices. RSVP

10th of the month
Monthly deadlines for payroll and benefits changes

The 10th of each month is the last day to make changes to your upcoming payroll check. Do you need to add or remove your spouse and/or children from your health care plans? If so, contact Human Resources (HR) to complete the appropriate form. Changes might include events that are expected to impact your benefits and deductions, such as your spouse or children gaining or losing coverage due to employment, birth, marriage, etc. Additionally, any changes to your 403b account may take up to seven days to be provided to SPU for processing, so please contract Transamerica by the first of the month prior to your requested change. For changes to your 403(b) account, contact Transamerica Retirement Solutions at 1-888-676-5512 (5 a.m.–6 p.m. PST), or 1-800-755-5801. If you have any other benefits-related changes, call Cherylin Shdo in HR at 206-281-2816.

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, Aug. 19, and the next issue will be published Monday, Aug. 23. 

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

Karen Snedker
Snedker’s book reviewed

Therapeutic Justice (Palgrave Macmillion, 2018), a book by Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker was recently reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, a journal of reviews sponsored by the American Sociological Association.

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro presents at conference

Alberto Ferreiro, professor of European history, gave a paper titled “Die Sancti Iohannis: St. Vicent Ferrer on the Feast of John the Baptist in a Catalán Sermon" at the 22nd symposium of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, July 16-20, 2021. The sermon focused mainly on Zechariah and Elizabeth and all of the extraordinary events surrounding the birth of John the Baptist. The symposium was supposed to meet in person. The paper will be published in another venue.

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Welcome, new staff members

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

  • Victoria Bolduc, residence life coordinator (HIL), Residence Life
  • Glen Castor, security officer, Office of Safety and Security
  • JoAnn Flett, executive director, center for faithful business, Center for Faithful Business
  • Heather Greer, assistant athletic trainer, Athletics
  • Andrew Lemus, residence life coordinator (ASH), Residence Life
  • Jennifer McCoy, residence life coordinator (ASH), Residence Life
  • Hannah Murphy, internal operations manager, Athletics
  • Kari Nolasco, visits and events coordinator for multicultural outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Philip Reinhart, security officer, Office of Safety and Security
  • Sarah Snodgrass, area coordinator for first-year halls (ARN/ASH/MOY), Residence Life
  • Alex Tinajero, assistant athletic trainer, Athletics
  • Chase Wilkerson, associate director, conference services, Conference Services

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New staff appointments

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

  • Susie Becker, assistant director, Learning Services
  • Lori Brown, interim director, Center for Career and Calling
  • Carlie Curlee, assistant director of student financial services counseling, Student Financial Services
  • Keffrey Fazio, assistant coach, Men’s Basketball
  • Amy Foster, deputy athletic director, Athletics
  • Daniel Griffin, student financial aid and loan coordinator, Student Financial Services
  • Benjamin Lockyear, assistant director, student financial aid and loans, Student Financial Services
  • Stan McDonald, budget and office manager, Athletics
  • John Middeljans, interim co-director for Student Financial Services
  • John Pearson, associate director, foundation relations, University Advancement
  • Dani Richmond, director of enrollment operations & analytics, Enrollment Operations
  • Gloria Rizo, interim co-director for Student Financial Services
  • Kevin Sakuda, interim head coach, Men’s Soccer
  • Ineliz Soto-Fuller, assistant vice president, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Shelby Steuve, associate athletic director, compliance and student success, Athletics
  • Becky Tindall, interim human resources director, Human Resources

Volume #48 , Issue #28 | Published by: University Communications

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