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Thursday, October 06, 2005
 Volume # 270,  Issue # 34
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Scholarships for 2005-2006
   All-ink.com
   CarDonors.com
   Essay Contest

Community News
   Join Varsity Crew
   Off the Map presents "A Generous Orthodoxy"

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Senate Seats Open!
   Board of Student Media Application
   Intercultural Retreat

Campus Related Events
   Sports Events for this week

Academic Information
   Papers from Spring/Summer Quarters
   Glamour's 2006 Top 10 College Women
   Summer in Spain, 2006

Enrichment Opportunities
   Need a Creative Outlet?
   Stories of Thanksgiving
   How Can I Read Faster and Learn More?
   Where Does My Time Go?
   What Do I Study and When Do I Start?

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships for 2005-2006
Welcome back from Student Financial Services! Looking for ways to help finance your education for this academic school year? Stop on into the SFS office, located in Lower Demaray, and pick up some scholarship applications today! Scholarships that you can apply for online are listed below. Just check out their website and answer a small essay question, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3! CarDonors.com $500: http://www.cardonors.com/car-donation-scholarship-essay.html, Dale E. Fridell Scholarship $1,000: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/fridell/, Patricia M. McNamara Scholarship $1,000: http://www.patricias-scholarship.org/scholarship.html, All-Ink.com Scholarship amount varies: http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx. Also, keep your eyes out for the first Scholarship Newsletter in October. It will be updated monthly with new and upcoming scholarships! You can find the newsletter at www.spu.edu/depts/sfs/scholar.asp. If you have any questions regarding scholarships please contact Whitney Kruse, krusew@spu.edu or Emma Keverkamp, kevere@spu.edu.


All-ink.com
All-ink.com is offering up to $10,000 in scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in a college or university program during the spring 2006 or fall 2006 term or the full 2006-2007 school year. Students who apply must be a U.S citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA. In addition, applicants must write a 50-200 word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50-200 word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college. This in an online application so go to http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx to fill one out today.


CarDonors.com
CarDonors.com is offering a scholarship to a student with a 3.0 or higher GPA, who is in good standing with the school and is attending an accredited college or university in the 2005-2006 or 2006-2007 academic school year. Applications can be found online at http://www.cardonors.com/car-donation-scholarship-essay.html.


Essay Contest
The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development encourages students to enter the Intercollegiate Studies Institute essay contest on “Order and Liberty: The Foundations of American Political Thought". Prizes ranging from $1,000 to $50 will be awarded for an original 1,200-1,500 word essay on the following theme: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are two essential documents dealing with the need of a free society to balance "order and liberty." The Federalist Papers inform citizens how that balance has been struck by our Founders. Participants should explore all three documents in this context of "order and liberty." All students who participate will receive a FREE copy of A Student's Guide to American Political Thought. Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2005. Submit essays to essay@isi.org as an attachment (.txt or .doc).


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Join Varsity Crew
Do you have what it takes? Men and women's varsity Crews are seeking highly motivated individuals of any size to join their competitive rowing team. No experience is required. Come to one the interest meetings to find out more. Women: Thursday, October 13th, 7 p.m. Demaray Hall room 150. Men: October 13th, 8:15 p.m. Demaray Hall room 150 - or call 206-281-2931


Off the Map presents "A Generous Orthodoxy"
“A Generous Orthodoxy" is a two day event at First Free Methodist Church which will focus on the spirituality of God that invites rather than excludes and find out ways to impact and connect with people and the world without being someone you aren't. The conference will start Friday, November 4 from 9:00am-9:30pm and continue on to Saturday, November 5 from 9:00am-4:30pm. The conference features Brian McLaren, author of, "A Generous Orthodoxy" and Deborah Loyd, artist and pastor of “The Bridge" in Portland, Oregon. Tickets range from $119 to $139 depending on time of purchase. Group rates are available from $79 to $99. For more information: http://www.off-the-map.org/events/go/2005/index.html


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Senate Seats Open!
Interested in getting involved at SPU? ASSP Senate currently has two vacant seats; there is a Commuter seat open for any commuter student and there is a School of education seat open for any student in the in the education program. Senate is a place where students express there concerns and work to change the campus for the better. Senate delegates over half a million dollars of student funds and address relevant student issues in a professional setting. If you feel students are not being heard, come and be a part of the voice.


Board of Student Media Application
The Board of Student Media serves as publisher/broadcaster for all student media organizations. The Board is responsible for recommending policy for all student media organizations, reviewing operational conformity for all policy, selecting “Top Student Officers" for each organization; and monitoring media organization's budgets. BSM needs a student representative to serve as the chair of the board. The board meets at least three times a quarter. If you are interested please stop by the ASSP office in the SUB for more information or an application.


Intercultural Retreat
At the annual Intercultural Retreat, SPU students from various cultural backgrounds come together to relax, have a great time and to make cross-cultural connections. We will spend time getting to know each other and discuss ways to get involved in intercultural activities on campus. Cost is $10 (includes food, lodging, & transportation). The retreat will be October 14 and 15 (Friday and Saturday). Sign up in the ASSP office. Faculty and staff also invited!


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Sports Events for this week
Come cheer on your Seattle Pacific Falcon Athletics: October 13th - Women's Volleyball hosts Humboldt State at 7:00pm in Royal Brougham Pavilion. October 14th - Men's Soccer hosts Notre Dame de Namur at 7:00pm at Interbay Stadium. October 15th - Women's Volleyball hosts Western Oregon at 7:00pm in Royal Brougham Pavilion.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Papers from Spring/Summer Quarters
If you think you may have papers or tests from a spring or summer course in Theology, Political Science or History please pick them up in Alexander Hall, Room 102 by 4:00pm on Friday, October 21. After that date all remaining papers will be disposed of.


Glamour's 2006 Top 10 College Women
Applications for Glamour's 2006 Top 10 College Women Competition is now available in the SFS office. This is offered to college women of junior status and who is currently enrolled as a full time student at a college or university. Applicants must show leadership experience, involvement on campus and in their community, excellence in their field of study and share unique and inspiring goals. Winners receive a $2,000 cash prize, a trip to New York City and opportunities to meet with top female professionals and get National recognition in Glamour's October 2006 issue. If you have questions please contact Emma Keverkamp at kevere@spu.edu.


Summer in Spain, 2006
This year will be the 17th Annual Spain Summer Program for 2006 at the University of Salamanca! The program will begin on June 28 and last until July 31. Applications are now available for this 10 credit program in History and Language. Only 20 students will be accepted on a first apply/accepted policy until the group is full. It fills up quickly so don't be left behind! Deadline is February 1, 2006. For information or an application Contact Dr. Ferreiro at beto@spu.edu.


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ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Need a Creative Outlet?
Do you want a creative way to express yourself? Several CCCU off-campus study programs offer opportunities for students to further develop their creativity while earning credits. The Contemporary Music Center is a semester on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. Here you'll have a chance to mature your skills in writing, singing, performing, and/or recording. Or, if you'd like to work in the business, CMC is a chance to perfect the skills needed to work in the music industry. If you are interested in fine or performing arts you can spend a semester at the Australia Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia. Spend a semester exploring ministry and the arts at an arts institute in an international city. The BestSemester programs are currently accepting applications for spring 2006 and fall 2006. Apply at www.bestsemester.com.


Stories of Thanksgiving
For our Thanksgiving community celebration on Tuesday, November 22 we will be sharing our stories of thanksgiving. As a community member of SPU, you're invited to submit your personal story of thanksgiving; three of these stories will be shared in our service. Stories should be autobiographical and 500-700 words. We would love to hear from you, so please email your story by Tuesday, Nov. 8th to Caenisha Warren, Campus Ministries Administrative Assistant, warrec@spu.edu.


How Can I Read Faster and Learn More?
Is your reading load a bit heavy this quarter? Come to the Reading Comprehension and Speed workshop on Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00pm in the Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. Learn practical strategies that will improve your reading rate as well as your comprehension and memory of what you have read. Gain hands-on experience in previewing, note-taking, and concept mapping -- as well as a few tips on what to do when you are pressed for time. For more information, contact Mary Jayne Allen in the Center for Learning at (206) 281-2475 or centerforlearning3@spu.edu.


Where Does My Time Go?
It seems that there is never enough time in the life of a college student, but you can learn to make the most of the time you have by developing good habits of time and task management. Come visit our Time Management workshop on Thursday, October 13th at 8 p.m. in the Hill Hall Lounge. In this session, you will learn how to evaluate your use of time, maximize your efficiency when studying, and make time for those things that are most important to you. For more information, contact Mary Jayne Allen in the Center for Learning at (206) 281-2475 or centerforlearning3@spu.edu.


What Do I Study and When Do I Start?
The best athletes, musicians, and students know that it takes time to prepare for an event or performance. They also know that the more they practice, the more talented they will become. Come to our "Preparing for Exams" workshop on Tuesday, October 18th at 8:00pm located at the Center for Learning in Lower Moyer. In this session, we will explore what current research suggests about the most effective ways to study and train your mind. You will learn how to develop active strategies for reviewing, build skills in test-taking, and reduce your level of test anxiety. For more information, contact Mary Jayne Allen in the Center for Learning at (206) 281-2475 or centerforlearning3@spu.edu.


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