Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

school of health sciences
You are invited: DNP Scholarship Day

The School of Health Sciences cordially invites you to attend the presentation of Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects by doctoral students on Sept. 13, 1:15–4:14 p.m. via Zoom. RSVP online before Thursday, Sept. 9, at 11:59 p.m. to receive the Zoom links and presentation schedule.

Beth McDaniel
Sept. 8: Free Estate Planning Webinar

The Office of Endowments and Gift planning is offering a free estate planning webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. Attendees will learn the basics of estate planning from SPU alumna and estate attorney Beth A. McDaniel ’90. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to arrange time to work with Beth to complete their estate plan at a discounted rate. Learn more and register online.

Faith & Co
Online course: Business on Purpose

Faith & Co. will once again offer their online course titled Business on PurposeThe course, taught by Professor of Business Ethics Kenman Wong, incorporates the Faith & Co. Season 1 films and introduces the idea that the purpose of business, under God, is to serve. The course start date is October 3, 2021, and there are free and for-credit options available. Learn more and register.

Squire Broel in his studio
SPU Voices Podcast: “The Art of Making”

The latest SPU Voices podcast features alumnus Squire Broel ’92. After graduating from SPU, he spent the next six years gaining insight and experience through travels around Southeast Asia and as a patineur for the Walla Walla Foundry. Near the end of 1997, he left the foundry to open Broel Studio. Employing his education, knowledge of art history, and experience as patineur, Squire is painting and sculpting to visually express everyday objects and experiences with thoughtful honesty and reflection.

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.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year. The next deadline is Thursday, Sept. 9, and the next issue will be published Monday, Sept. 13. 

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.

Faculty & Staff News

Peg Achterman
Achterman recognized by College Media Association

Peg Achterman, associate professor of communication, journalism, and film, has been selected for inclusion to the College Media Association’s Adviser Honor Roll. She was one of three advisers selected for the honor which recognizes outstanding advisers serving in their first five years. Peg serves as adviser to The Falcon, SPU’s student newspaper. She was nominated by students and colleagues for facilitating her staff’s work during a turbulent and unprecedented year. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony at CMA’s convention in October.

Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro presents at conference

An article by Professor European History Alberto Ferreiro on “Martin of Braga" will be published in the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. The essays were expected to incorporate new perspectives on the topic, accompanied with a historiographical apparatus. Martin was a missionary from the East (present-day Hungary/Serbia) who carried out his successful missionary career of 32 years in the province of Galicia in northwestern Spain in the sixth century.

SPU Arch
Welcome, new staff members

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

  • Derek Brown, security officer, Safety and Security
  • Alexis Chan, mental health counselor, Student Counseling Center
  • Gabe Colosimo, assistant coach, Men’s Basketball, Athletics
  • Cindy Harper, coordinator, campus master planning and real estate, Facility and Project Management
  • Omni Lott, coordinator for housing and meal plans, University Services
  • Lauren Rice, registered dietitian, Student Counseling Center
  • Emily Stoppler, office coordinator, University Communications
  • Rachael Wicklund, strength and conditioning coach, Athletics

Alexander Hall
New staff appointments

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

  • Levi Clum, operations and DSS testing manager, Center for Learning
  • Luke Davis, director, freshman admissions, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Alison Estep, associate vice president, University Communications
  • Amy Foster, deputy athletic director, Athletics
  • Michelle McFarland, director of enrollment services, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Shelby Steuve, associate athletic director, compliance and student success, Athletics
  • Ineliz Soto-Fuller, assistant vice president, Undergraduate Admissions

SPU in the News

Qadam Shah's op-ed in The Diplomat and article at Central Asian Survey

An editorial by Mohammad Qadam Shah, assistant professor of global development, titled “Centralization Is at the Core of Afghanistan's Problems,” was published in The Diplomat. Another article by Mohammad, “The politics of budgetary capture in rentier states: who gets what, when and how in Afghanistan,” was published in the Central Asian Survey journal.

Bradley Hawkins
Hawkins quoted in Strings magazine

Bradley Hawkins, adjunct instructor of cello and music technology, was recently quoted in the Strings magazine article, “Covid-19 Required Flexibility in String Education — and It’s Leaving New Teaching Tools in Its Wake.”

Karen Snedker
Snedker featured in The Economist

Professor of Sociology Karen Snedker and her research into homelessness was featured in The Economist on August 7 in an article titled “Gimme Shelter.”

Les Steele
Steele’s op-ed in Seattle Times

An opinion piece by Les Steele, emeritus professor of Christian formation, was featured in The Seattle Times on Aug. 13. The piece was titled “My fellow evangelicals, please trust the gift God has given us in COVID-19 vaccine.” 


Dorothy Balch

A memorial service for Dorothy Balch, wife of the late professor emeritus of music Wayne Balch, will be held Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus. Dorothy and Wayne, who passed away in 2003, were devoted supporters of Seattle Pacific. Dorothy passed away on October 17, 2019, at the age of 96. More information on Dorothy's life can be found online.

Volume #48 , Issue #30 | Published by: University Communications

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