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Monday, May 10, 2004
 Volume # 259,  Issue # 14
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Scholarship Questions?
   National Speakers Association 2004 Scholarship
   Target All-Around Scholarships
   TextbookX.com 2004 Spring Scholarship
   Key Bank Take 5
   Papercheck.com

Community News
   Student Expense Survey
   Graduating Seniors- This is for you!
   Help@Home: Let CIS get that virus off your computer!

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Board of Student Media Representative Applications
   New Student Orientation Team Leader (OTL) Applications

Campus Related Events
   The Vikings Are Coming!
   Acting on AIDS Reception for Dr. Edward Green

Academic Information
   Biology Credit in the Galapagos Islands

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarship Questions?
If you have any questions regarding the scholarships listed in this weeks To The Point, or questions about other scholarships, please contact Glenda Ellingson at Glenda@spu.edu. Or you can visit the Student Financial Services office and check out the Scholarship Notebook, filled weekly with upcoming opportunities!


National Speakers Association 2004 Scholarship
Attention Communication majors! The National Speakers Association is pleased to announce their 2004 Scholarship in the amount of $4,000. Applicants must be a full-time student and are entering into their junior or senior year with an intended major directly related to communications or speech. Applications can be found in the SFS office. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2004.


Target All-Around Scholarships
If you like to volunteer and have a minimum 2.0 GPA then this scholarship is for you! The Target All-Around Scholarship is now available! It is for students who have a number of volunteer service hours and a 2.0 GPA or higher! Applications and essay questions are found at the Target website; www.target.com. Scholarships are between the amount of $1,000-10,000. Applications and essays are due no later than June 1, 2004.


TextbookX.com 2004 Spring Scholarship
TextbookX.com is giving away one $1,500 scholarship and two $250 scholarships to eligible students. These scholarships are based upon your answer to the following question; "What is a nation?" Write a 250-750 word essay and you may become a winner! Visit www.textbookx.com for rules and eligibility. Essays are due no later than June 30, 2004.


Key Bank Take 5
Key Bank took a great scholarship and now they multiplied it by five! Key Bank Education Resources will award $5,000 to one winner, in both May and June 2004. That's five lucky winners! All you have to do is register once a month at www.Key.com/Take5 to win a great break!


Papercheck.com
Papercheck.com is pleased to announce that they are giving away two $500 scholarships to two qualified individuals. Eligibility includes: 3.2 GPA (minimum), enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and you must be a U.S. citizen. Please answer the questions found on their website at www.papercheck.com. Applications are due by June 1, 2004.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Student Expense Survey
How much do you spend on living expenses? Please take a few minutes and complete an online survey at to let us know. Go to www.wfaa.org, click on the "Student Expense Survey" button and answer the questions about your living expenses. This survey is being conducted by the Washington Financial Aid Association and the Higher Education Coordinating Board and will serve as a valuable tool to establish figures used in the calculation of student eligibility for financial aid. The survey takes 4-5 minutes to complete; it's important that students from all types of colleges and universities are represented so please take the time to respond. The survey is available from May 3-14. For more information please contact Student Financial Services, (206)-281-2061.


Graduating Seniors- This is for you!
Seniors - don't miss the boat! The Senior Salute is this Saturday, May 15, aboard the beautiful Emerald Star, hosted by the Alumni Office and Young Alum Council. This is our time to honor you as a graduate and welcome you into the Alumni Association. $20 per person includes a 3 hour cruise on Lake Washington, dinner, a live jazz band, and prizes. Tickets are available in the ASSP Office or Alumni Office (next to Miller Hall). For more information call (206)-281-ALUM.


Help@Home: Let CIS get that virus off your computer!
Did the recent Sasser virus beat up your computer? Do you have issues connecting to the network? Are strange things happening to your computer and you need some help? If so, then CIS wants to visit you! CIS is currently running a trial program called Help@Home. Through Help@Home, CIS will be able to visit residence halls and campus apartments on a consultation-basis to offer additional support and advice. The hours for this trial service are Monday through Friday, 1 - 3 p.m. If we get a good response to this program, we hope to be able to continue it on a more frequent, on-going basis next year. So help us to help you. Sign up for the program today and help us send a message that students want more support. To request a visit, please use the following link: http://www.spu.edu/cishelpdesk/resNetCon or contact Reece Carson, reece@spu.edu, (206) 281-2435.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Board of Student Media Representative Applications
Applications are available for Board of Student Media Student Representative. This position sits on the board that governs The Falcon, Cascade, Second Essence, and KSPU and oversees media policy and appointments. Applications are available in the ASSP Office and due on Monday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. For more information please contact James Pedrick, jamespedrick@spu.edu, (206)-281-2499.


New Student Orientation Team Leader (OTL) Applications
Are you interested in being an Orientation Team Leader (OTL) this fall? General job responsibilities include acting as a host, advocate, advisor, and friend for new students and their families as they transition to SPU; facilitating and leading discussions with small groups of new students during the four days of orientation; and helping the Office of Student Life evaluate the Orientation program. You can pick up an OTL application in Office of Student Programs. Completed applications are due back May 21. To participate as an OTL, you will have to be on campus September 21-26. For more information please contact Heather Brannon, hbrannon@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

The Vikings Are Coming!
The Nordic Club welcomes you to its annual Nordic Night, May 13, in Gwinn. The Marriott will be serving delicious Scandinavian cuisine, and entertainment will be provided by Scandinavian Folk Dancers. Plus, there will be special guest appearances. You won't want to miss it! For more information, contact Chris Sharpe, sharpc@spu.edu.


Acting on AIDS Reception for Dr. Edward Green
When: Thursday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m. Where: SUB Fireside Room The Office of Student Life and the Acting on AIDS SPU Chapter will be hosting a reception for Dr. Edward Green, a senior research scientist at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS. Dr. Green is an advocate if the "ABC" model of AIDS prevention (Abstinence, Be faithful, or use Condoms if A and B are not practiced), which he supports in his new book "Rethinking AIDS Prevention: Learning from Successes in Developing Countries." Students from Acting on AIDS will also talk about their plans at SPU and around the nation for next year. For more information contact James Pedrick at jamespedrick@spu.edu.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Biology Credit in the Galapagos Islands
Drs. Bishop and Weathers will be leading SPU's fourth biology study tour to the Galapagos Islands December 10-20, 2004. The cost is $3830 for five credits of BIO 1100 or $3550 for three credits of BIO 4950. This cost also covers airfare, accommodations, and all meals during a 7-day cruise of the islands. An application and a $250 deposit must be received to secure one of the three remaining spaces. If interested, contact Dr. Weathers at weathers@spu.edu, (206)-281-2082, for additional information and an application.


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