Monday, September 18, 2023 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

library fest
LibraryFest on Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m.

Come celebrate the new school year with the SPU Library! Learn about our services, spaces, staff, and sources as you explore the building and engage with the people, places, and resources that make the SPU Library a special place for discovery, creating, and sharing. There will be games, learning, activities, challenges, and prizes as well as staff from other campus resources like the Academic Support Center and the Student Media groups. Plus, there will be free pizza and other refreshments! Contact Librarian Liz Gruchala-Gilbert ( for more information.

Thursday deadline
Faculty/Staff Bulletin deadline

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every Monday during the academic year, or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday. The next deadline is Thursday, Sept. 21. The next issue will be published Monday, Sept. 25.

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Faculty & Staff News

joann flett
Flett named to board

JoAnn Flett, executive director of the Center for Faithful Business, has joined World Relief's Board of Directors. JoAnn will travel to Baltimore in late September as she begins a three-year term of service.

Christina Barnes
Barnes reflection published

A review/reflection titled, "Finding Henri Nouwen in The Sound of Metalby Christy Barnes, an adjunct instructor and Center for Professional Education program coordinator in the School of Education, was published in The Christian Courier.

lynette bikos
Bikos open access textbook published

Lynette Bikos, professor of clinical psychology, recently completed an open access textbook titled ReCentering Psych Stats. The work was aided by graduate students in clinical psychology with funding provided through three grants, both internal and external to SPU. It is available to view or download in Digital Commons @ SPU as well as the Open Textbook Library.

nathaniel weston
Weston's new book

A new book by adjunct history faculty member Nathaniel Weston titled, Specters of Germany: Colonial Rivalry and Scholarship in the Philippine Reform Movement and Revolution (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2021), was named a finalist for the 2022 Gintong Aklat ("Golden Book") Awards in the Social Sciences last week.

Professor Alberto Ferreiro
Ferreiro presents papers

Alberto Ferreiro, professor emeritus of history, presented two invited papers in person for the Instituto de Estudios Gallegos Padre Sarmiento in Santiago de Compostela (destination of the Camino or the Way). There were attendees from many countries attending virtually as well. The lectures were, “The First Introduction of the Cult of St. Martin of Tours in Gallaecia in Late Antiquity and its Diffusion in Hispania and Beyond," and “Pilgrims and Travelers in Late Antiquity: The Example of Suevic Gallaecia with Gaul, Rome, and Byzantium," (Instituto de Estudios Gallegos/ CSIC/ Xunta de Galicia, August 31 and September 1.) The talks are based on much previous and current research that explore the devotion to Saint Martin of Tours in the Northwest of Spain/Portugal (Gallaecia) in the sixth century before the emergence of that to St. James the Greater. Alberto was also interviewed for the local newspaper, El Correo Gallego.

Volume #50 , Issue #31 | Published by: University Communications

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