Monday, September 12, 2022 Seattle Pacific University

From the Editor

Demaray Hall
Information about SPU's Faculty/Staff Bulletin

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is the weekly, internal e-newsletter for SPU faculty and staff. Only faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff receive the Bulletin, and most items are submitted by its readers. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information to or by selecting “Submit News” at the bottom of the Bulletin.

The Bulletin is published on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday), and every other Monday during the summer. The deadline to submit information is the preceding Thursday. Submissions may be edited for clarity. The Bulletin is edited by Tracy Norlen, director of public information, and Hope McPherson, web editor, in University Communications. The Bulletin is divided into several sections.

Campus News & Events highlights the major news and events on campus. Only events related to SPU will be accepted. All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit information, including department news, campus events, or guest speakers. Digital photos or graphics are required for each entry. When possible, event information will be published two weeks prior to the event. Remember to plan ahead when submitting information.

Faculty & Staff News is for professional information related to your position at SPU or in higher education. Items of interest are conferences attended, books or articles written or published, presentations made, awards received, or research completed. Professional news from staff is highly encouraged.

SPU in the News lists most of the print or broadcast media appearances by faculty and staff. If you've been used as a resource for a reporter, let us know by submitting the information to the Bulletin.

Milestones is for personal news of interest to the SPU community, including births, adoptions, marriages, anniversaries, church service, mission trips, awards, and athletic accomplishments. Digital photos are always welcome. This section is also used for memorial service information.

Drawn Out Puns is a monthly cartoon by Nate Hoover, program coordinator in the Master of Fine Arts program. The cartoons capture both the literal meaning (drawn content being puns) and the figurative/social stigma of puns being "drawn out" to excess. This feature will appear the first week of every month.

If you have any questions, contact

Campus News & Events

SPU Flame
Goodbye, Unicom. Hello, to The BRANCH

Beginning early Autumn Quarter, many of the student resources that were formerly provided at Unicom in the Student Union Building will now be available for students at The BRANCH desk on the second (main) floor of Weter Hall. As before, students will be able to:

  • Check out ORCA Cards to use as they explore Seattle.
  • Have fliers and posters approved for advertising across campus.
  • Access resources available for student clubs and organizations.
  • Reserve the desk space for campus engagement (fundraising, ticket sales, etc.).

The BRANCH will be staffed in person Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., next to the Common Grounds coffee shop. Students will also be able to access these services on Third Weter at the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership reception area between 12–6 p.m.; persons with mobility challenges will be able to call the OSIL reception area to have a staff person come to meet them on the second floor.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published weekly on Mondays during the academic year (or Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday). The next deadline is Thursday, Sept. 15, and the next issue will be published Monday, Sept. 19.

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 paper published

An article by Alberto Ferreiro, professor emeritus of European history, titled “Deacons in the Councils of Late Antique-Suevic-Visigothic Hispania” was published in Römische Quartalschrift. Zeitschrift für Christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte. (Journal of Christian Antiquity and Church History),117 (2022) 33–65. The journal, one of the oldest church history German publications, is the flagship publication of the Romisches Institut der Gorres-Gesellshaft in the Vatican. The article is the first comprehensive study on the diaconate in Hispania from the fourth through seventh centuries as seen through the canons of the church councils of that era.

SPU Arch
Welcome, new staff members

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

Lindsey Burton, administrative assistant, Student Counseling Center
Kris Haldeman, advanced registered nurse practitioner, Health Services

Volume #49 , Issue #31 | Published by: University Communications

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