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Monday, January 16, 2006
 Volume # 279,  Issue # 43
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) Scholarship
   Women in Communications Scholarship
   Washington Association for Language Teaching Scholarships
   SPU Young Alumni Council Scholarship

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Senate Seats open: School of Health Sciences and Education

Campus Related Events
   Urban Involvement Party
   France/Spain Trip-Discount Extended

Academic Information
   Registration Deadline
   Study in Paris This Summer!

Enrichment Opportunities
   How Can I Read Faster and Learn More?

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) Scholarship
The Washington State Nurses Foundation (WSNF) annually awards a minimum of four $1,000 scholarships to qualified students preparing for a career as registered nurses in Washington State. The applicant must be currently enrolled in a Registered Nursing program and must have completed at least 12-15 nursing credits. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance, nursing leadership, school and community involvement, professional activities and a commitment to the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).To be considered, applicants must have: a minimum 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses, official transcripts and two completed Applicant Recommendation forms. Scholarship applications are available in the SFS office. All material must be postmarked by February 10, 2006. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at Krusew@spu.edu.


Women in Communications Scholarship
The Seattle Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications will award two scholarships to Washington college students. Each scholarship will be approximately $2,000. Eligible students must meet the following qualifications: be a Washington state resident, be registered at a Washington state 4-year college for Fall 2006, be a junior, senior, or graduate student as of Fall 2006, be accepted or applying to major in at least one of the following disciplines: Print & broadcast journalism, television & radio production, film; advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multimedia design, photography or technical communication. Applications can be found in the SFS office. All application materials and samples must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2006. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at Krusew@spu.edu.


Washington Association for Language Teaching Scholarships
The Washington Association for Language Teaching offers up to six $500 scholarships each year to Washington residents taking advanced world language courses at the university level. This award is merit based rather than need based. To qualify, students must be a Washington resident enrolled in a 300-level or higher world language course for fall 2005 at a Washington college or university. Student must submit an application form, official transcript of college work, a short essay and a letter of recommendation from a world language teacher. Applications can be found at the SFS office. All application materials must be received by March 1, 2006. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at Krusew@spu.edu.


SPU Young Alumni Council Scholarship
SPU Young Alumni Council Scholarship Are you an active volunteer in the Seattle community? Do you succeed academically? The Young Alumni Council of Seattle Pacific has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off-campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom AND in the community. Applications are due Wednesday, March 29th. Current juniors may apply by downloading the application at: http://advance.spu.edu/yac/docs/YAC%2006-07%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf. Applications can also be found in the SFS office. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at Krusew@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Senate Seats open: School of Health Sciences and Education
Student Senate has recently opened two seats. We are looking for a student to fill the School of Health Sciences seat and a student to fill the School of Education seat. These students need to be a registered full time student, affiliated with the school for which seat they are applying for, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and have a desire to be a student voice for the school they represent. There are applications available in the ASSP office. If you are interested please stop by the ASSP office or email Randi Lindstrom at !ASSP-ExecVP@spu.edu


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Urban Involvement Party
Join Urban Involvement for a night of great celebration, free Thai food, games, prizes, DDR, bingo and more! The party will be on Friday, January 20, from 6:30-9:00pm in Weter Lounge. The party is open to anyone interested in or involved with Urban Involvement programs. For more information, contact Nicole Ide: iden@spu.edu or (206) 281-2457.


France/Spain Trip-Discount Extended
Discounted rates for the "Paris, Loire Valley, and Barcelona" tour set for July 13-24, 2006, have been extended to January 31, 2006. Register online with a $95 registration fee to hold your space and lock in the discounted rate (Student rate, under age 24, $3,600; Adult rate, age 24 or older, $4,025). After January 31, add $100 to each package price. Final payment is due March 1, 2006. Trip facilitator is ACIS (American Council for International Study). The tour is open to students, friends, and relatives. Students may earn summer credits for the trip by registering for Art 4920, Readings in Art. For full details, and to register online, contact Susan Haas, Adjunct Professor, Art History, at haass@spu.edu or call (206) 522-0693, or visit the web site at: http://www.acis.com/web.asp?site=Haas48906


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Registration Deadline
Registration via the web is no longer available. The deadline for adding classes for winter quarter was 5:00pm, Tuesday, January 10th. Student's wishing to take a course Pass/No credit or registering for an internship, independent study, or individual instruction in music may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30pm, Wednesday, January 18th. A list of classes with the extended deadline may be found here: http://www.spu.edu/depts/sas/SASFAQ/extendeddeadline.htm.


Study in Paris This Summer!
Only a few spots are left for this exciting opportunity to study in Paris June 12 - July 8, 2006! Mornings of intensive French instruction will be followed by afternoons focused on French society through the arts. This program will give you the chance to learn where history was made from Roman times to the present, while studying the language, civilization and culture of France. Several excursions a week will bring to life the classroom lessons about European civilization. Topping it off, we'll spend a long weekend on the Normandy coast. Students will be housed in double rooms at the FIAP (Foyer International d'Accueil de Paris), a student center just south of the vibrant Latin Quarter. Dr. Michelle Beauclair, Associate Professor of French at SPU, will share her love of this beautiful city and the French language with a small group of students. You will have the opportunity to earn 5 credits in French, and 5 in European Civilization. The all-inclusive cost is $5950. For more details contact Dr. Beauclair, or come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 18 at 3pm in Marston 253.


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ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 Thursday, January 19th at 8:00pm in the Hill Hall Lounge. 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.


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