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Wednesday, February 19, 2003
 Volume # 1,  Issue # 3
 Published by ASSP
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Senate Briefs


In the last three weeks the Senate approved funds for the following projects: a KSPU sound board, a heath research project by nursing students, brochures with information on common mental health problems, a new microwave for the Student Union Building, new computers for The Falcon newspaper, and funds for AUSBE and Accounting Society projects. Modifications were made to the ASSP Constitution and By-Laws related to the Homecoming Selection Committee and the new Student Financial Aid Committee. Finally, the Senate began its consideration of the proposal to modify the structure of the ASSP Senate to be voted on Monday, February 24.

 
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CONTENTS

Community News
   ASSP Reacts to University Tuition Increase
   Financial Aid to Increase Due to Work of ASSP Committee
   ASSP Senate to Vote on Restructuring Proposal
   Lobbying Legislators in Olympia

Activities
   MOSAIC: African Celebration with SUSMA
   Nordic Club: Ski Trip to Trollhaugen Lodge
   STUB: Shane Barnard Concert
   Accounting Society: Meet the Professionals Night
   Ben Moore Concert

Ministries
   2003- 04 Ministry Coordinator Applications Coming Soon
   It's not too late to get involved in ministries!

COMMUNITY NEWS

ASSP Reacts to University Tuition Increase
As part of the total cost increase to attend SPU next year, the administration has decided to list ASSP charges as a separate fee. Yesterday ASSP President Jason Van Winkle released the ASSP response to that announcement and representatives of the ASSP were present at hall council meetings to address student concerns. To read the ASSP response, follow this link. [link]


Financial Aid to Increase Due to Work of ASSP Committee
FROM BRI CLARK, VICE PRESIDENT OF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES & STUDENT FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE CO CHAIR -- To supplement the previous Falcon article about the newly formed Student Financial Aid Committee, I believe that it is important to emphasize that the committee is very much a collaborative effort between the ASSP and the Administration of Seattle Pacific University. As committee co-chairs, Executive Vice President James Pedrick and I could not be more pleased by our interaction with the Administration. While matters such as financial aid are often seen as potentially “touchy subjects", we have been met with nothing but support and encouragement in our mission to educate and collect feedback from students. From the conception of the committee, Marj Johnson, Vice President for Administration and University Relations has helped us to develop and stretch our vision for the committee. James and I initially saw it as way of merely exploring a mechanism that would allow the ASSP to have a voice in the financial aid process for the years to come. However, under the advisement of Vice President Johnson, with the support of President Eaton, we were encouraged to provide input regarding student concerns on financial aid policies this year. This effectively transformed the vision for our committee into a tangible reality. To the students who are skeptical or cynical, be encouraged. Through the direct work of the SFAC this year we have gained almost $2 million in additional student aid, with a large part of that going to support continuing students. See President Eaton's e-mail to students for details about this. If you have any questions or concerns you would like brought to the committee, please follow the link to e-mail me. [email]


ASSP Senate to Vote on Restructuring Proposal
At the next Senate meeting (Monday, February 24 at 8:30pm in the Library Seminar Room) the body will vote on a proposal to restructure the membership of the ASSP Senate by changing the nature of the Senate representation to one based both on academic discipline and residential status of students, from one of residential status alone. As always, the meeting is open to all students and you are encouraged to attend. Follow the link to contact Executive Vice President James Pedrick with questions. [email]


Lobbying Legislators in Olympia
Every year SPU students travel to Olympia to lobby lawmakers for increased financial aid for college students and to bring other important student concerns to their attention. This year a group will be going down on both March 10 and April 17. Follow the link to contact ASSP President Jason Van Winkle to sign-up or get more information. [email]


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ACTIVITIES

MOSAIC: African Celebration with SUSMA
2/28/03, Location/Time TBA. -- MOSAIC hosts this event with the help of a drum ensemble from Ghana. Come celebrate the culture of Africa whether you are just curious or just want to hang out and have a great time! Open to all students. Follow the link to e-mail the MOSAIC Event Coordinator for more information. [email]


Nordic Club: Ski Trip to Trollhaugen Lodge
3/1 to 3/2 -- Enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding,inner-tubing, sauna, games, and down-hill skiing at nearby Snoqualamie Pass. Cost $35. This event is open to all students, though space is limited. Follow the link to contact Katrina Sharpe, Nordic Club President, with questions. [email]


STUB: Shane Barnard Concert
3/2/03, 7:00pm -- STUB is proud to sponsor the first of several concerts available to students and the surrounding community in the 2002-2003 year. Tickets are available in the ASSP Office and tickets will be offered to SPU students at a discounted rate. Open to all students. Third Gwinn.


Accounting Society: Meet the Professionals Night
3/3/03, 6:30-8:30pm -- The Accounting Society is sponsoring their annual Meet the Professionals night where accounting and professional financial firms come and provide information to students about their companies and job opportunities. This is a great chance to meet the recruiting staff and to network with professionals in the field. Refreshments will be provided and business casual dress is appropriate. E-mail the Accounting Society President for more information. SUB Fireside Room. [email]


Ben Moore Concert
3/9/03, 7:00-9:00pm -- Come listen to Ben Moore & his band (plus an opening band!), enjoy a free cup of coffee, and learn about the issue of hunger in the greater Seattle area. Please bring $2.00 or 2 cans of food for admission. 100% of the proceeds from this concert will go to a local food bank. This event is open to all SPU students and community members. Follow the link to contact contact Bri Clark, Vice President of Campus Activities with questions. SUB Fireside Room. [email]


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MINISTRIES

2003- 04 Ministry Coordinator Applications Coming Soon
3/21/03 -- Applications for the coordinator positions of ASSP's Campus Ministries programs will be available Friday in the ASSP Office located on the first floor of the SUB. Ministry Coordinators are in effect the “CEO" of their division and sit on the Campus Ministry Council, an ASSP Senate committee, which oversees the direction of the entire program. All coordinators are ASSP-compensated positions. The available positions are: Campus Student Ministry Coordinator, Latreia, Urban Involvement, SPRINT, Chapel, and GROUP. Follow the link to contact Vice President of Campus Ministries Erin Willet with questions. [email]


It's not too late to get involved in ministries!
There are always opportunities to work in the different campus ministry programs ASSP makes available to students. Follow the link to the Campus Ministry section of the ASSP webpage to learn about the different programs. [link]


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