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Monday, September 27, 2004
 Volume # 3,  Issue # 1
 Published by ASSP
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Senate Briefs


Senate will hold its first regular meeting on the evening of Monday October 8th in the Library Seminar room at 8:30pm. Please feel free to join us for any regular Senate meetings! Super Senate will meet on October 15th and 16th to approve the final budgets for all ASSP programs for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.

 
Student Resources
Free Bus Passes: checkout for 5 hour increments at the ASSP Office or Uni-Com desk in the SUB, click here
Discounted Swim Passes: $5 for 5 swims at the Queen Anne Pool. Available at the ASSP Office in the SUB, click here
Martial Sports Passes: $20 for 5 classes. Available at the ASSP Office in the SUB, click here
Seattle Art Museum Passes: ASSP has both free and half price S.A.M. passes they can give to students on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Info:
For general inquiries please e-mail assp-info@spu.edu or call (206) 281-2126. Click on "ASSP Online" above to visit our regularly updated website.

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CONTENTS

Community News
   INTERCULTURAL BRIDGE RETREAT 2004
   DAY OF COMMON LEARNING WITH Dr. JOHN PERKINS
   WHO IS YOUR SENATOR?
   WELCOME BACK
   WHAT IS SENATE?
   SUPER FINANCE BOARD
   ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
   PAYING TOO MUCH FOR BOOKS?
   ASSP WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Students Serving Students
   MARTIAL SPORTS PASSES
   NEED A COMPUTER?
   STUDENT SAVINGS CLUB

Activities
   DATE AUCTION/FALL DANCE
   CLUB CONFERENCE
   LOLLAPABUMBERSTOCK
   WHAT IS STUB?
   CAN I BE INVOLVED?
   WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT THE GREATEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS OF OUR TIME? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACT ON AIDS?

Ministries
   SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY
   GROUP TIME CHANGE
   NEW MINISTRY: SHARPEN
   WINTER SPRINT TRIPS

COMMUNITY NEWS

INTERCULTURAL BRIDGE RETREAT 2004
Fri. & Sat. Oct. 15-16 at Camp Casey SPU students from various cultural backgrounds come together to have a great time and to begin cross-cultural connections. Volunteers for NCMSLC are encouraged to come as well. This will be a great time for food, friends, music and a chance to learn about other cultures! Sign-up for $15 (including food, lodging, and transportation) in the ASSP office by Wednesday, Oct. 13. For further information, contact Reina Morgan mystique@spu.edu or Lynn Van Antwerp, lynnva@spu.edu.


DAY OF COMMON LEARNING WITH Dr. JOHN PERKINS
Wed., Oct. 20 10:00am at RBP. The theme for the day is "Christian Community Develpoment and How it Relates to Racial Reconciliation."


WHO IS YOUR SENATOR?
SENATORS 2004-2005 Executive Vice President: Jessica Whitehead: whitej1@spu.edu 206.281.2499 Senators at Large: Drew Gibson: drew@spu.edu Rob Peterson: peterr4@spu.edu Commuter Senators: Jason Fisk: fiskj@spu.edu Kristen Eddings: eddink@spu.edu John Clemo: clemo@spu.edu 206.718.4302 Campus Housing and Apartments Senator: Dan Donohoe: donohd@spu.edu 206.286.7233 School of Business Senator: BJ Louws: louwsj@spu.edu 206.423.5054 School of Education Senator: Neil Shupe: shupen@spu.edu School of Health Sciences Senator: Charlotte Ramey: rameyc@spu.edu 206.378.3355 Psychology and Family & Consumer Sciences: to be appointed School of Theology Senator: Marcus Hill: mhill007@spu.edu 206.378.5197 College of Arts and Sciences Senators: Fine Arts Casey Cagley: ccagley@spu.edu Humanities: Elizabeth Gordon: santacrz@spu.edu 206.286.6326 Science and Engineering: Rick Slater: slater@spu.edu Social and Behavioral Sciences: Amanda Keverkamp: kevera@spu.edu Intercultural Senator: CJ Swenson: swensc@spu.edu 206.378.5192 Residence Hall Senators: Ashton: Traci Eggleston: egglet@spu.edu 206.286.6156 Emerson: Kate Boehr: boerhk@spu.edu 206.378.5141 Hill: Chris Schumacher: schumc@spu.edu 206.286.6975 Moyer: Matthew Schuh: schuhm@spu.edu 206.286.7108 Robbins: To be appointed


WELCOME BACK
It's hard to believe another year's getting under way here at SPU. To new students, I hope Orientation went well, that you survived your parents, and you are excited to start classes. To all of you returners, I hope your summer was restful and you're ready for another great year. The ASSP officers have been working hard over the summer, preparing for the year and getting acquainted with our positions. We are excited about our vision for the year and hope you will enjoy the services, ministries, and activities that ASSP provides. After all, ASSP is you. That's right, if you're an undergraduate student at Seattle Pacific, you are part of ASSP. You may have noticed the $222 ASSP fee on your student account. The ASSP fee funds all that we do. From services like bus and museum passes, to big events like Tradition and Date Auction, to student-led ministries like Group, Chapel, and the SMC Program, to publications like The Falcon, your money pays for them all. ASSP's motto is “students, serving students." It is our hope that through our various programs and ministries that all students on campus have an opportunity to feel as though they have a place in the campus community. We also seek to empower students to use their gifts and abilities to lead and effect positive change on our campus. We hope you look for ways to plug into ASSP and provide input as to how you would like to see your money spent. Looking forward to walking with you through the coming year, Michael Kitson ASSP President


WHAT IS SENATE?
If you are an undergraduate student at Seattle Pacific University, then you are a member of the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP). As a member of the ASSP, you can work to effect change on campus through the ASSP Senate. The Senate is composed of 25 of your peers who are entrusted with a student activities budget of over $600,000 that students provide through the mandatory ASSP fee. Senators are elected representatives who meet once per week to hear proposals and work on issues of importance for the student body. Last year, the Student Senate underwent a dramatic restructuring process. This new structure encompasses both a residential and academic discipline representation of the student body. This restructuring provides for greater representation for the student body at large, while maintaining equal representation for the residence halls. SPU students are represented both by their academic discipline and residential status. Each residence hall is represented by a senator; one senator represents those living in campus housing and apartments and three senators represent all non-residential students. Each academic major also has a senator representing that discipline and there are two senators that represent the entire student body at large. The student senators are here to advocate for your concerns, please don't hesitate to contact them. To learn out more about Senate or to find out who your Senator is, please visit: http://www.spu.edu/depts/assp/senate/senate.asp or find the ASSP website under the Departments section of the SPU webpage.


SUPER FINANCE BOARD
Super Finance Board is happening Oct 8 and 9 in SUB 207 Conference Room. It is mandatory that all Budget Managers attend to present their budgets. Sign ups will be in the ASSP Office the week prior. Super Senate is Oct 15 and 16 in the Library Conference Room. Budgets will be finalized there by Senate. Finance Board will begin meeting regularly the second week of school. Time TBD. Club Conference is Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7pm in Weter 202. Club Officers must attend.


ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Register to vote in the ASSP office, on the 2nd floor of the SUB, or the top floor of the Student Financial Services building.


PAYING TOO MUCH FOR BOOKS?
Go to the ASSP Web site at http://www.spu.edu/depts/assp/asspmain/asspmain.asp and click on the ON LINE BOOK EXCHANGE. On the ASSP Book Exchange you are able to buy and sell textbooks.


ASSP WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Due to several complications the ASSP website will not be updated for a couple weeks. However, you will still able to use the website. Thank you for your patience.


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STUDENTS SERVING STUDENTS

MARTIAL SPORTS PASSES
Pick up your discounted Martial Sports passes in the ASSP office. Student pay $15 for a 5 visit pass. The pass includes classes such as: YOGA, Starting Oct. 4th, Mon., Wed., Fri., from 8:00am- 9:15am CARDIO KICK-BOXING, Starting Oct. 4th, Mon., Wed., Fri., from 12:00pm - 1:00pm BREAK DANCING Tues., Thurs., 9:00pm - 10:00pm. Martial Sports also offers discounted college rates on Tae Kwon Do, Kali (stick fighting), Karate, Ishi Yama Ryu (art of the Samurai Sword). Please direct any questions to jpmartialsports@hotmail.com or call 206-216-4512.


NEED A COMPUTER?
Are you an SPU undergraduate who doesn't have a working computer? ASSP has several older, yet fully functional computers available that it will be providing to students free of charge. The computer will be allocated based primarily on demonstrable need. Applications can currently be picked up in the ASSP Office and are due by Wednesday, 6th October , 2004. Contact Joe Kappler, ASSP Public Relations Manager at (206)281-2497 or assp-prm@spu.edu with questions.


STUDENT SAVINGS CLUB
Looking for ways to save money? ASSP is offering free Student Savings Club cards to students. The card offers discounts to local businesses including Elliot Bay, Cucina! Cucina!, Electic Beach Tanning, Golds Gym and many more. Stop by the ASSP office to pick up your card


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ACTIVITIES

DATE AUCTION/FALL DANCE
When: October 29th at 7:00pm Where: Royal Brougham Pavilion Why it's so cool? You get the opportunity to help raise money for charity and to raise money for SPRINT scholarships! Come bid at the silent auction, live auction or both! Dress up, bring your friends and when it's all over…dance the rest of the night away! For more information or questions contact Bethany Krumm at x2496


CLUB CONFERENCE
All recognized or registered SPU clubs need at least one club officer to attend the annual Back-to-School Club Conference on October 5th at 5:30pm in Weter 202. Dinner will be provided. Attending this meeting will insure success for your group this school year! For more information or questions contact Jenn Reill at x2498 or assp-vpca@spu.edu


LOLLAPABUMBERSTOCK
When: October 1st at 5:00pm Where: Weter Lounge What it's all about? KSPU is sponsoring a musical concert focusing on local artists from on and off-campus. Sounds like fun, right?


WHAT IS STUB?
STUB, or the STudent Union Board is a group of 8 students who make all the big events on campus happen. This board is made up or 5 event programmers, a publicist, a concert coordinator and an executive director. Some of the biggest and most anticipated events that STUB puts on are: Big Party/Involv-o-Rama, Date Auction, Tradition, Talent Show and Shapadooah (just to name a few). Also, this year STUB is excited to announce 2 new events Loopstock and Midnight Madness. Watch for more information coming soon…


CAN I BE INVOLVED?
You can play a huge role in making these events happen on campus. If you are interested in free admission to events, a free t-shirt and a behind the scenes look at SPU events, you can be a T.A.P. (Team Activities Personnel) for STUB! Contact Randi Lindstrom the STUB Executive Director at x2459 or email at randij@spu.edu.


WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT THE GREATEST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS OF OUR TIME? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACT ON AIDS?
Be a part of Acting on AIDS, a national movement of Christian students who are mobilizing to change hearts on their campus, create awareness in their community, and advocate for the most innocent victims of HIV/AIDS around the world. Come join us on October 7th @ 7pm in Peterson 201 to find out how you can take action. If you have questions, contact Tulla at ttlandis@spu.edu or 286-7379. For more information about Acting on AIDS, visit www.actingonaids.org


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MINISTRIES

SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY
What are spiritual gifts? How can you use your spiritual gifts in the SPU community? All of these questions will be explored during the upcoming spiritual gifts inventory. This will take place during the latter half of autumn quarter. The precise dates and times will soon be announced. For more information contact Perry McConnell, VP of Campus Ministries, at (206) 281-2495 or assp-vpcm@spu.edu.


GROUP TIME CHANGE
This is just one more reminder that group is now meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights.


NEW MINISTRY: SHARPEN
Sharpen, from Proverbs 27:17, is a new ministry that seeks to facilitate small groups, mentoring, and discipleship on campus. If you are a commuter student or live in a campus apartment or house, and are interested in starting a small group with your peers, please contact Megan Millar at millam@spu.edu.


WINTER SPRINT TRIPS
SPRINT will be sending two groups out on winter trips from 12/11-12/23. The first group will be going to the HOPE House in Marsing, Idaho. This team will build friendships, go Christmas shopping with children, help children send out Christmas cards, play with kids in the snow, help to shop for the kids while they are at school, and put on VBS with younger children. The second group will be going to Jackson, Mississippi. This team will work with the Perkins Foundation doing manual labor, construction, and building neighborhood connections. Applications are due October 22.


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