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Monday, May 16, 2005
 Volume # 269,  Issue # 30
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Soroptimist Scholarship Endowment Award Application
   The Women's Century Club Scholarship
   Washington Financial Aid Association

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Need Tutoring? Want to Tutor?
   OTL = AMAZING!

Campus Related Events
   Financial Roadmap
   Who doesn't love a parade?
   Special Price for Student Writers
   Got Beats??

Academic Information
   Time to REGISTER!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Soroptimist Scholarship Endowment Award Application
The Scholarship Endowment Award has been established by the Soroptimist Club of Seattle, Metropolitan and is awarded periodically to a person from the Seattle community who is committed to attaining a higher education. Applicants for this award must meet the qualifications and criteria specified below. The scholarship is awarded based upon demonstrated need. Criteria: 1.Course of study should provide career advancement. 2.Course of study should lead to a BA, BA, Masters, or Doctorate degree. 3.Career goals should be clear and attainable within a reasonable period of time. 4.Statement of financial need. Funding is for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the institution. 5.Must be currently in a program or accepted to a program. 6.Must provide two (2) personal and two (2) academic/work letters of reference. Applications can be found in the SFS office. All materials must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2005.


The Women's Century Club Scholarship
The Women's Century Club Scholarship is a $1,000 award that will be awarded to a woman whose programs or classes make a worthwhile addition to the quality of life. All applicants must be a citizen of the United States and an undergraduate student with Junior standing. They also must be a woman currently attending a fully accredited school of higher education in the State of Washington. They need to be in need of financial assistance and have demonstrated high scholastic ability and must be continuing an educational program in one of the following fields: Fine Arts; Music; Medicine or Nursing; or Woman's Studies. All application materials are to be postmarked by June 30, 2005 and received no later than July 5, 2005.


Washington Financial Aid Association
The WFAA scholarship is designed to make higher education more accessible to promising students of color. This is a 1 year scholarship for a student of color attending a WFAA member college or university. The scholarship award is variable, up to $1,500. Eligibility is based on the following: strong leadership ability; academic promise with a minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need as certified on the application (determined by a 2005-2006 FAFSA); and must be enrolled at a WFAA member college or university. Scholarship applications should be postmarked by Monday, June 20, 2005.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Need Tutoring? Want to Tutor?
Struggling in your class? Need tips on testing and note-taking? Check out the Tutoring Program in the Center for Learning! Tutors are available in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, English, Foreign Languages, UFND, UCOR and more! The tutors are available by scheduled appointments, so get down to Lower Moyer and set up an appointment! New tutors for every subject are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a tutor stop by the Center for Learning to pick up an application! All tutors receive specialized training. If you have any questions regarding becoming a tutor or receiving tutoring, contact Lori Tongol or the Center for Learning front desk staff at (206)-281-2475.


OTL = AMAZING!
Are you interested in volunteering as an Orientation Team Leader (OTL) this fall? C'mon...you know you are!! Job responsibilities include acting as a host, advocate, advisor and potential best friend for new students and their families as they transition to SPU. You'll also facilitate discussions with small groups during the four days of Orientation (Sept. 22-25) and help the Office of Student Life evaluate the Orientation program. If you are a natural born leader, pick up an OTL application in the Office of Student Programs (2nd Floor, SUB) beginning Monday, May 9. Don't delay, applications are due back in the office on Monday, May 23 by 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Jamie Oaks at oaksj@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Financial Roadmap
Do you have goals for your financial future? Have you thought about where you want to be financially in five years, ten years, twenty years? Come and learn what you need to know NOW to make your future goals a reality. Financial Roadmap will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in Demaray Hall 150. An expert will present information about handling credit wisely and setting financial goals for your future. It's FREE and there will be door prizes! Sponsored by Student Financial Services. For more information please contact Paula Nagel at pnagel@spu.edu


Who doesn't love a parade?
Seattle has a rich Scandinavian heritage and this year SPU's Nordic Club is celebrating Norway's Centennial. The annual Constitution Day Parade on May 17 ("Syttende Mai") is the largest parade outside of Norway with thousands of people lining the streets. The NORDIC CLUB will again be representing SPU and we'd like to invite everyone to join us for this special occasion. Bring your family and friends to commemorate this historic event. For more information, visit our website www.nordic-club.com or contact Club Advisor, Laila Sharpe lsharpe@spu.edu


Special Price for Student Writers
Students wishing to attend the 2005 SPU Christian Writers Renewal on campus, June 3-4, may do so at the discount price of $50 (regular $149). Choose from 22 workshop sessions with writing experts and members of the Christian publishing industry. Hear keynote speaker Stephen Bly, author of 100 books, talk about his spiritual and writing journeys. Friday night only, dessert, lecture, and Q and A with Stephen Bly -- $10. For more information please contact Bobbie Taylor at btaylor@spu.edu.


Got Beats??
Mosaic Club and ASSP is having their 4th Annual Night of Beats Hip Hop show on May 20 at 6:00 p.m. This year's show is a hip hop showcase displaying talent from the local Seattle/Tacoma communities as well as our very own SPU community. There will be Spoken word artist, singers, dancers and more. Pre-ticket sales will be in front of Gwinn the week of May 16 and at the door for $5.00. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Charisse Everett everec@spu.edu.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Time to REGISTER!
Registration for Autumn quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time available by viewing "Check your Registration Information" in the Student Menu of the Banner Information System. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins on Monday May 16. Autumn registraion for graduate students begins on Monday May 23. Questions? Please contact Student Academic Services (206)281-2031 or sasinfo@spu.edu.


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