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Monday, January 30, 2006
 Volume # 281,  Issue # 45
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   ICW Scholarships
   American Business Women's Association
   Bob & Eleanor Grant Trust

Community News
   Important Tax Information for 2005

Campus Related Events
   Free Jan Krist Concert
   Acting on AIDS Symposium
   Come Support SPU Men's Basketball

Academic Information
   European Quarter Study Abroad Spring 2007

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ICW Scholarships
Seven ‘Independent Colleges of Washington' (ICW) scholarships are now available to students attending private colleges in Washington. Award amounts range from $850 to $2,500. Applications for all these scholarships can be found in the SFS office located in lower Demaray. All applications and materials are due to ICW by March 17. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


American Business Women's Association
American Business Women's Association scholarship is available to female residents of Clark County in Washington who have completed at least their freshman year at an accredited college. Applicants must be a US citizen and a full time student. Applications can be found in the Student Financial Services office in lower Demaray and should be received no later that May 1, 2006. If you have questions please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu


Bob & Eleanor Grant Trust
The Bob & Eleanor Grant Trust provide scholarships for first-generation college students studying natural or environmental sciences. The trust can provide scholarships of up to $15,000 per year that are renewable based upon satisfactory student progress. The priority of selection criteria is need, passion and merit. Students must be at sophomore or junior status and residents of King, Snohomish or Pierce County for at least 24 months prior to applying. Applications can be found in the Student Financial Services office located in lower Demaray. All application materials must be postmarked by March 18, 2006. Please contact Whitney Kruse with any questions at, krusew@spu.edu.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Important Tax Information for 2005
The 1098-T (Tuition Payments Statement) tax form for education tax benefits will be mailed to you very soon! Included with this tax form is a letter briefly explaining the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit. You or your parents may need this information for your taxes this year. This tax form will be mailed to your permanent address, per IRS regulations. This is only being sent to you, the student. If someone else needs this information, please be sure to forward it on to them. SPU cannot act as a tax advisor or give you any information other than that which is being sent. For detailed information about these tax credits, please visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Free Jan Krist Concert
Jan Krist comes to SPU on Thursday, February 2, 7:30 p.m. to perform originals from her various albums, including her newest release, “When Planets Collide" (2004), in the Seattle Pacific University Art Center. Krist's 1993 recording, “Decapitated Society" was selected by Billboard magazine as that year's best album in a (broadly defined) gospel genre. She hits the range of social satire, spiritual longing, stark truthfulness, and mischievous fun in her music. Rooted in Detroit, she has earned a devoted nationwide following in the last 15 years with expert guitar playing (including amazing open tunings), literate lyrics, and the indescribable ratio between emotion, honesty, and humor. Admission is free.


Acting on AIDS Symposium
The 2nd Annual Acting on AIDS Symposium is an opportunity for students to present their original research focused on HIV/AIDS to the university community. The Symposium will be held on May 11th in Demaray 150 during cadre hours (9:30-10:20 and 1:00-1:50). Please encourage students with potential interest in this project and contact actingonaids@spu.edu with further details.


Come Support SPU Men's Basketball
Come support your SPU Falcon Men's Basketball as they take on Humboldt State and Western Oregon this week in Royal Brougham Pavilion. These games will end the home game stand for the Men's Basketball. The Falcons host Humboldt State on Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00pm and Western Oregon on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00pm. For tickets information call, 206/281-2085 or register online, www.spu.edu/falconsonline.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

European Quarter Study Abroad Spring 2007
SPU's 20th European Quarter fittingly begins in Rome, where "Europe" began and 2500 years of history have left visible traces. After Easter (celebrated in Rome!), the group travels to Sorrento (also visiting Naples and Pompeii) and Florence. Then it's on to Vienna for more art and glorious music (as well as Freud and Frankl) and then Berlin where politics and the European Union will be our focus. After experiencing Strasbourg, students select intensive language programs onsite in Germany and France. You need not be a foreign language student to seize this excellent opportunity to broaden your cultural, philosophical, political, spiritual, and communicational horizons. For more information please contact Kevin Gibbons at gibbok@spu.edu or (206)-281-2670.


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