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Monday, April 17, 2006
 Volume # 388,  Issue # 54
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Networking with Integrity and Ease
   Oh Behave! Social and Professional Etiquette
   Falcon Career Lunch

Campus Related Events
   Nominations for Leadership Awards
   Don't be a victim! Learn how to keep your credit and financial identity intact
   Unlimited. Ever heard of it?
   Is Graduate School For You?

Academic Information
   Changes to the Financial Aid Process

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Networking with Integrity and Ease
"Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it." Networking is something we do naturally, everyday of our lives. On Wednesday, April 26th from 12:30 - 1:30 in Demaray 358, learn how to develop contacts within your future career fields with honesty and ease from SPU Alum, Chris Frickel, Owner of Be The Ball Enterprises. Sponsored by the Career Development center.


Oh Behave! Social and Professional Etiquette
Join us for the upcoming Etiquette Evening on Thursday, April 27th from 6:30-9:00pm in Upper Gwinn. Enjoy appetizers, dinner and an elegant dessert while learning the basics of social and professional etiquette. Learn how to handle professional lunches or networking events, how to confidently dress for interviews, what to do with all those forks at the table and more. Space is limited - registration deadline is April 21st. (Fee: $5.00 - includes food and handouts). For more information visit, http://www.spu.edu/springboard


Falcon Career Lunch
This is your chance to meet in a casual setting with SPU alumni and other professionals and learn more about specific career fields in your major or other areas of interest. On Tuesday, May 2nd in Upper Gwinn from 12:30-2:00, have lunch with professionals from: Advertising/PR, Information Technology, Performing Arts, Event Planning, Human Resources, and Publishing. These are just a few of the 25+ areas represented. Space is limited the registration deadline is April 24th. (Fee: $5.00 - includes lunch and priceless advice and information) For registration information visit, http://www.spu.edu/springboard


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Nominations for Leadership Awards
It is that time of the year again! Please take a minute to consider nominating an individual or group that has shared something extraordinary with our campus this year. Forms can be picked up at the Student Programs front desk or an electronic copy can be requested by emailing lynnva@spu.edu. Nomination forms need to be returned to the Student Programs Front Desk by May 1st to be considered. Nomination categories include: Student Scholar of the Year, Student Group of the Year, Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Student Event of the Year. The subcategories of student events are: Service Orientated Program, Educational, and Entertainment. Please note, nominations cannot be submitted for events that have not yet taken place.


Don't be a victim! Learn how to keep your credit and financial identity intact
Join us for the third financial literacy session of the year on April 25th at 2:00 in Demaray Hall 150. Learn why credit reports are important, how to read one and how to improve your credit rating. A good credit rating can be destroyed by identity theft. Recovering from this crime requires significant investments of time and money to clear your name and credit records. Learn how to avoid becoming a victim and some steps to recover from identity theft. No registration is required and the session is free. Paper shredders will be provided by NELA for door prizes. For more information contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 or by email to sfs-info@spu.edu.


Unlimited. Ever heard of it?
Come find out more about membership in this touring music ensemble sponsored by University Communications and the Music Department. Positions are available for: singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, drummers, and sound engineers. Meeting there is a meeting on Monday, April 17th from 7:00pm to 7:30pm in Crawford 211. Auditions for this position will be on Monday evening, April 24. Applications and sign-up sheets are located in Lower Crawford Hall office.


Is Graduate School For You?
Please join the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development at this workshop for students who are interested in learning more about graduate school. We will discuss the application process, researching grad programs, and answer questions that you may have about your future goals. The workshop will be held on April 24th from 4:30-5:30 pm in Demaray Hall 258.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Changes to the Financial Aid Process
Student Financial Services has made some changes to the financial aid process. If you are current financial aid recipient and will be returning next year here is what you can expect after you file your 2006-07 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): .You will receive an email from Student Financial Services requesting further information if, in order to create your financial aid package, additional documents are required. .You will receive an email notification that your Offer of Financial Assistance is ready to be viewed on your Banner Web account and you will not receive a paper copy of your Offer of Financial Assistance. You will no longer need to sign and return your Offer of Financial Assistance. You will need to sign and return a Master Conditions of Financial Aid form one time while receiving aid at SPU. Please read it carefully. You will need to complete a Master Lender Selection form once while receiving federal Stafford loans at SPU. If you decide to change your Stafford loan lender after the Master Lender Selection form is completed or would like to make any changes to your Offer of Financial Assistance, you will need to contact Student Financial Services by email, phone or in writing. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Student Financial Services at (206)281-2061 or send an email to sfs-info@spu.edu


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