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Quote of the Week:   Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. - George Carlin


Monday, March 03, 2003
 Volume # 258,  Issue # 75
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Community News
   Meal Plan Changes until March 21 ONLY
   Need volunteer hours?
   Benefit Concert Featuring Ben Moore and Friends
   Getting Married? Know Someone Who Is?
   Upcoming Women's Studies Speaker

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Student Ministry Coordinator Program Application Process

Campus Related Events
   End of Basketball Season = Entertainment and Giveaways!
   Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

Academic Information
   Grant for students serving in ministries during their summer break
   New Course on "Social Darwinism and American Politics" Offered
   Recruiter from Roberts Wesleyan College
   New Exploratory Curriculum Course for Spring
   Farm Worker College Scholarship
   National Health Service Corps Scholarship

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   MARCH MADNESS
   Washington Mutual Internship Program

COMMUNITY NEWS

Meal Plan Changes until March 21 ONLY
Changes in meal plans for Spring Quarter may be made, but only until March 21. Come in to University Services and ask to fill out a, “Meal Plan Change Form". Forms may be submitted until March 21 which is the absolute last day to make meal plan changes, no exceptions will be made. Please keep in mind that if you live in a Residence hall, you are required to have one of the "metal" meal plans (Platinum, Gold, Copper, Silver, or Bronze). Robbins residents may opt for either the Robbins Plan or a Block 50. IMPORTANT: IF YOU LIVE IN ROBBINS and currently have a Block 50 plan, you must fill out another Meal Plan Change Form to have another Block 50 for the Spring Quarter (otherwise you will get the Robbins Plan).


Need volunteer hours?
Are you still looking for community service hours? Do you like to work on computers? We have the just job for you! Fred Hutchinson is looking for someone to create a searchable database using Access or any web-friendly resource. Please contact shahmin@spu.edu for more information. There are other computer volunteer options as well.


Benefit Concert Featuring Ben Moore and Friends
Come to hear great music, enjoy free coffee, and learn about the issue of hunger as it affects the greater Seattle area, on Sunday, March 9. The concert will begin at 7:30p.m. in the SUB Fireside Room. Admission is $2.00 or two cans of food. 100% of proceeds will go to the Bread of Life food bank in Seattle. This event is open to all members of the SPU and surrounding communities. For more information contact Bri Clark, ASSP VP of Campus Activities, at (206) 281-2498 or by email, assp-vpca@spu.edu.


Getting Married? Know Someone Who Is?
Join Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott and the Center for Relationship Development for the tenth annual "Saving Your Marriage before It Starts" seminar on Saturday, April 5, from 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. Registration is $150.00 per couple and includes seminar attendance, a catered lunch, and goodies! Due to popularity, space is limited, so hurry and sign up! Contact us at (206) 281-2543 or crd@spu.edu for more information.


Upcoming Women's Studies Speaker
Interested in hearing an accomplished, professional, female speaker? Come hear Professor Mary Stewart van Leeuwen. She will be giving two public talks on Tuesday, March 4 and preach in chapel at 9:30a.m. on the theme, "Talking about Tamar" and at 7:00p.m. in Demaray 150 on the theme, "An Agenda for Gender Reconciliation". On Monday, March 3, she will be available for conversation with students and faculty at 12:30p.m. in the SUB. Professor Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, is a Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, Resident Scholar at the Center for Christian Women in Leadership at Eastern University, and the author of Gender & Grace: Love, Work and Parenting In A Changing World and, My Brother's Keeper: What the Social Sciences Do (and Don't) Tell Us About Masculinity


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Student Ministry Coordinator Program Application Process
Are you interested in serving other students through on-campus ministry? Apply to be part of the Student Ministry Coordinator Program. Applications are now available for all positions in the SMC Program: Student Ministry Coordinator (on each floor), Residence Hall Ministry Coordinator (in each hall), and SMC Program Coordinator (CSMC). Pick up your application on the second floor of the SUB, or download from http://www.spu.edu/depts/ocm/files.asp?files=all. All applications are due March 21. For more information, contact the current CSMC, Celia Wolff, at silwolff@spu.edu or by phone at (206) 281-2457. [link]


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

End of Basketball Season = Entertainment and Giveaways!
Thursday night the women's basketball team will play Western Oregon at 5:30p.m., while the men will play Saint Martin's at 7:30p.m. The last home games of the season will be played on Saturday. Women take on Humboldt State at 5:00p.m., and the men face Central Washington at 7:00p.m. Saturday night is FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT. There will be lots of giveaways, along with a performance by the Panther Pride Unicyclists. All home games will be held in Brougham Pavilion. Receive a complimentary ticket at ticket window with your student ID - no advance ticket pick-up.


Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert
Monday, March 10, the SPU Vocal Jazz Ensemble is presenting its quarterly concert. The concert will take place in the Fireside Room in the SUB at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested $3 donation. Some of the compositions to be performed include Day By Day, Not Like This, Jesus Is The Lamb, Love Walked In, Mourning Into Dancing, and several others. The group performs a variety of jazz and praise music and will also have an additional horn section playing with the ensemble. There may also be some special guests as well. Please don't miss out on this fun and exciting night of music. For further info contact Reuel Lubag at (206) 281-4063.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Grant for students serving in ministries during their summer break
Spencer Perkins 2003 Summer Fellowship Ė will award up to $3000 to 12 qualified college students devoted to Christian ministry work with faith based organizations and engaged in practical hands on ministries around the country, for at least 8 weeks during the summer. The program may include some travel expenses, full room and board as well as living expenses. At the completion of the fellowship, a grant of up to $3000 will be awarded. This is an awesome program for students who are looking to serve through ministry and making money for tuition or books. Application deadline is Friday April 11. For more information and application forms please visit our website at www.numi.org. The link is "get involved". To have an application mailed to you or to find out additional information please contact Gwen (Fellowship Coordinator for Nehemiah Urban Ministries) via email, gwenk@nehemiahprogram.org or by phone, (916) 231-1999 ext 5220


New Course on "Social Darwinism and American Politics" Offered
The Department of Political Science will offer a new 5-credit course on "Social Darwinism and American Politics" during spring quarter. Taught MWF at 1:30p.m., POL 3550 explores the impact of Darwinism and scientific materialism on such fields as criminal justice, welfare, economics, medicine, and education during the past century. Topics include eugenics, the Scopes trial, biological defenses in criminal law and evolutionary theories of morality. This course counts toward the "W" requirement for graduation. For more information, email jwest@spu.edu.


Recruiter from Roberts Wesleyan College
A recruiter from Roberts Wesleyan College MSW Program will be in the SUB on Monday, March 3, from 10:30a.m. - 1:30p.m. Their Master of Social Work Program has an academically challenging, cutting edge curriculum with a supportive faculty and staff. The mission of the Counseling & School Psychology Graduate Programs at Roberts Wesleyan College is to prepare students, in a Christian context, for effective, compassionate, and professional practice. Those interested in Social Work - or just curious about the MSW Program - be sure to stop and take a look!


New Exploratory Curriculum Course for Spring
If you are looking for an additional class to help fulfill your Humanities requirement in the Exploratory Curriculum, you might want to consider PHI 2500, Philosophy of Science. This 3-credit course was recently approved to fulfill the humanities requirement. It meets from 2:00p.m.-3:20p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays spring quarter.


Farm Worker College Scholarship
Sea Mar Community Health Centers is offering five $1000 Farm Worker Scholarships to low-income students from Washington farm worker families. Applications are available in the scholarship folder of the Student Financial Services office, DM 10. Deadline for application is April 30.


National Health Service Corps Scholarship
The National Health Service Corps is working to help develop the next generation of primary care clinicians. NHSC offers scholarships which may pay for tuition fees, a monthly stipend, and other reasonable expenses for health professional students. In exchange for this scholarship, students must be prepared to serve wherever the needs are greatest throughout the US and its territories. For more information and an application call 1(800) 221-9393 or visit http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov. [link]


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

MARCH MADNESS
March madness is coming and you're not going to want to miss it! “March Madness" will include events that are designed to help with your job market concerns. Take advantage of these opportunities right on the SPU campus. Here's what will be going on: Tuesday, March 4: come to the SPU Internship Fair, 11:30a.m.–3:00p.m. in Upper Gwinn. Over 30 employers will be here. Bring your resume; you may get hired on the spot. Thursday, March 6: (this one's FREE!) there will be a Non-Profit Career Evening, 6:00p.m.-9:30p.m. at First Free Church. Here you can find out what it's really like to work for a nonprofit agency. FREE PIZZA and SNACKS! Call the Career Center at (206) 281-2485 to register – Space is limited so hurry! [link]


Washington Mutual Internship Program
Washington Mutual Internship Program is collecting resumes. Internship opportunities are available for business students graduating in 2004. Application deadline is Friday, March 7. For more information and to apply, go to www.spu.edu/jobnet. For a resume critique, contact the Career Development Center.


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