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Next Sitecore/Contribute Brownbag Lunch September 17

Have you been trained in Sitecore or Contribute but keep putting off making changes to your website? Mark your calendar to join members of the University Communications Web Team on Thursday, September 17, for our monthly brownbag Q&A. Sitecore/Contribute Brownbags occur the third Thursday of most months, noon to 1 p.m. in the Lower Weter large conference room. If you need help making changes to your site, bring them with you and we’ll walk you through them. If you plan to come, email Kathy Henning in University Communications at

Stationery Orders Due September 8

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, to order stationery for a September 18 delivery. Stationery orders are now delivered once a month. Stationery orders made after 10 a.m. on September 8 will be delivered October 16. To see deadlines and delivery dates for the remainder of the fiscal year, visit the “Create an Order” stationery page in Banner. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

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New Vending Machines on Campus

University Services is pleased to announce that we have partnered with a new company, Canteen, to update and expand the campus snack vending program. Sixteen new snack and drink machines have been installed across campus, featuring traditional snacks, healthy snack/drink combos, milk, and fresh-brewed coffee. All machines are equipped with campus card readers that accept Falcon Funds. Please check the vending website for a complete list of vending locations. 

Summer Hours for Campus Dining

The summer hours for campus dining are posted online. The hours will be updated daily for the upcoming week. Remember that dining hall hours are based on Conference Services clients and internal groups and are subject to change. Hours for the other campus dining retailers can also be found online. Contact if you have any questions.


Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadlines. Weekly Publication Resumes September 21.

During the summer, the Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every other week. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, September 17. The Bulletin will resume weekly publications on Monday, September 21.

Faculty & Staff News

McKenna Featured Speaker

Rob McKenna, chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and executive director of the Center for Leadership Research and Development, spoke to 300 faculty at California Baptist University in August on the reality of being a leader, the specific contexts of disciplines as leadership development accelerators, and the implications for work as faculty in identifying and developing the generation of Christian leaders that will be the next to go first. Rob explains more about his talk: “After decades of research and practice in the discipline of leadership development, there are principles we can apply as we seek to develop the next generation of leaders on our Christ-centered campuses. We also know that leaders develop in very specific contexts. Who is better qualified to prepare the next generation of leaders in your discipline than we as professors and teachers?”

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VanZanten Featured Speaker

Professor of English Susan VanZanten was the featured speaker at the annual Faculty-Staff Institute of Judson College, in Marion, Alabama, in August. Her address was titled “Joining the Mission: Your Place in the Narrative.”  In the afternoon, she led a faculty workshop on “Using Narrative in Teaching and Learning.” Judson College is the only women’s college in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, and it also houses the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, whose honorees include Helen Keller, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Tallulah Bankhead, and Zora Neale Hurston.

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Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to join us in welcoming the following new staff members.

Nathan Hart, operations coordinator, Student Financial Services
Nate Hoover, interim assistant director, Center for Biblical and Theological Education
Julie Jones, administrative assistant, Center for Learning
Serena Manzo, coordinator, Multi-Ethnic Programs
Sarah Phillips, administrative assistant, Student Counseling Center
Annie Reed, SFS coordinator, Student Financial Services
Tanisha Santos, communications specialist, Office of Safety and Security
Tamura Turney, administrative assistant, Student Counseling Center

Volume #43 , Issue #30 | Published by: University Communications

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