Monday, August 23, 2021 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

Michelle Lang-Raymond
SPU Voice podcast: Acts on Stage Theatre

The latest SPU Voices podcast features Alumna Michelle Lang-Raymond ’06, co-founder and executive managing director of Acts on Stage Theater, a theater company that serves artistic communities in the Pacific Northwest while increasing access and opportunity to artists of color and activists of faith. This artistic project is a culmination of Michelle’s years of work combining her gift in the arts with her commitment to her faith.

The SPU Voices podcast, produced by the Office of Alumni, Parent, and Family Relations, is a monthly interview show dedicated to telling inspiring and compelling stories.

Marston Hall
New location for CAS

The College of Arts and Sciences administrative offices have moved from the third floor of Demaray Hall to the third floor of Marston Hall. The suite number has changed to 106. The zip+4 remains 98119-1922.

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New location for University Communications

University Communications has moved from lower Weter Hall to 4 Nickerson Street. (The office is easy to find, as it’s across the street from the 7-11 and Byen Bakeri!) Some of the UC staff phone numbers have changed, and the suite number is now 321. The zip+4 is now 98119-1957. The office doors are locked 24/7, so please call ahead before you stop by.

Parents and families in the loop
August 2021 In the Loop parents newsletter

More than 5,700 SPU parents and families received the August In the Loop parents newsletter. They read about the updated COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, were introduced to the new deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health Sciences, learned about the SPU alumni who became Fulbright Scholars, and more.

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

If you can’t make any of the trainings above, but would like to be informed when a recording of it is available, please email Note: Some courses may not take place due to low attendance.

Faculty/Staff Bulletin on summer schedule. Weekly schedule resumes Sept. 6

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year and every other week during the summer. The next deadline is Thursday, Sept. 2, and the next issue will be published Monday, Sept. 6. 

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

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro’s papers chosen for conference

A paper by Professor of European History Alberto Ferreiro was chosen for inclusion at a virtual Copenhagen conference. The article is In Vigilia Sancti Iohannis Babtiste: St. Vicent Ferrer on the Vigil of John the Baptist in a Catalán Sermon.”  Dominican Culture, Dominican Theology, The Order of Preachers and Its Spheres of Action (1215–c. 1600), annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology (IGTM) 29 June–2 July 2021, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Archa Verbi Subsidia (International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology, (Vienna, Austria – Aschendorff, Germany).

School of Psychology Family and Community
Kim and Jin co-author article

Paul Youngbin Kim, professor of psychology, and Joel Jin, assistant professor of clinical psychology, are co-authors on a recently published article titled “A mediator or moderator? Self-compassion’s role in the association between emotional self-control and help-seeking attitudes among Asian American college students,” published in the Journal of Asian American Psychology. Joel and Paul would like to acknowledge their student co-author, Elizabeth Bau ’21.

Peter Moe
Moe’s essay published

An essay by Assistant Professor of English Peter Moe titled “Teaching as a First-Time Reader” was published in Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

Charlotte Pratt
Pratt is new PPHS director

The Biology Department is thrilled to announce that Charlotte Pratt, associate professor of biology, is the new director of the Pre-Professional Heath Sciences (PPHS) program, effective Sept. 1. Charlotte, who has been at SPU since 2004, has extensive experience as a PPHS advisor and committee lead, and has served as the faculty advisor to the Dental Society Club. As PPHS director, she will focus on promoting inclusivity and retention of students interested in health careers and ensuring that applicants for professional schools are fully prepared for the application process.

Cara Scheffler-Wall
Wall-Scheffler gives keynote address

Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics on Aug. 10. She was also featured in the Biologos Foundation podcasts “Uniquely Unique: Biology” and “Uniquely Unique: Morality, Language, Culture.”

Volume #48 , Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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