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Monday, October 02, 2006
 Volume # 388,  Issue # 63
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   A. Bannister Scholarship
   All-Ink Scholarship
   EasyAid.com: Frank O'Neill Memorial Scholarship

Announcements
   Attention Commuter Students
   Unicom Bus Passes
   Welcome New Students
   Wilson Presents Research Findings With Students
   Congrats Winner of the Ipod Nano!

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   "Taste of the City"
   FUSION
   Last Day To Apply For Pass/No Credit
   Last Day to Drop Autumn Quarter Courses
   SPU Girls Volleyball Game (Saturday)
   SPU Girls Volleyball Game (Thursday)
   Annual Ashton Hall Retreat
   Give Blood, Get Cookies, Save a Life!
   Intercultural Bridge Retreat 2006

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Intramurals
   Share Your Talents

SPU Health and Wellness
   Food and Body Group
   Respect Your Body Week VOLUNTEERS Needed!

Enrichment Opportunities
   How Can I Make the Most of My Time?
   How Can I Read Faster and Learn More?
   Thom Satterlee Poetry Reading
   What Do I Study and When Do I Start?

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   SPU Student Jobs
   Verizon Recruitment Information Session

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A. Bannister Scholarship
The A. Bannister Scholarship is awarded to the student who submits a winning essay on the topic: " Why You Believe You are Deserving of the A. Bannister Scholarship." Students must be attending a college or university during the 2006-2007 academic year and be pursuing Arts, Business, Law, or Pre-Law degrees. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.surrey-lawyers.com/philanthropy.htm The deadline for essays is January 15, 2007. [link]


All-Ink Scholarship
The All-Ink Scholarship is back once again. They are offering up to $5,000 to eligible students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll at a college or university. Students must be permanent residents of the U.S., have a minimum 2.5 GPA and write 2 essays (topics are on their website). Visit their website for more information at: http://www.all-ink.com/scholarship.aspx The deadline for applications is December 31. [link]


EasyAid.com: Frank O'Neill Memorial Scholarship
The Frank O'Neill Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are attending a college, university, or any post-secondary education program during the 2006-2007 or 2007-2008 academic year. The criteria for this scholarship is to write an essay of fewer than 750 words on any subject that you wish. Essays will only be accepted online through EasyAid.com. For more information please visit their website at http://www.easyaid.com/scholarship_form.html The deadline for essay submissions is December 31, 2006. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention Commuter Students
Attention commuter students: Would you like to rent a locker to store some school items and avoid long trips to you car or to just keep your school supplies in overnight? Unicom (1st floor SUB) has lockers available in the lower level of the SUB for just $10/quarter.


Unicom Bus Passes
Want to get off campus for some shopping? Daily bus passes are available at Unicom (1st floor SUB) at no charge to students-- you just have to return it after using it for 5 hours or less to the Unicom office. Unicom also has bus schedules for downtown Seattle and Queen Anne.


Welcome New Students
Welcome new students to SPU! On September 21 and 22 orientation was held for approximately 650 new freshmen. Let's all welcome our newest Falcons!


Wilson Presents Research Findings With Students
Bev Wilson, Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology, made eight presentations with her graduate students at a recent meeting of the Western Psychology Association. Co-authors on these presentations were clinical doctoral students: Holly Petaja Benson, Ari Stevens, Chrystal Agnor, Lindsey Kremmel, Stephanie Isgitt, Stephanie Pickering, Vanya Sandberg, Lisa Emerson, Keri Peterson, Ginger Gunn, Alesha Muljat, Diana Cook and Jeff Stover as well as undergraduate students, Emily Marsh, Corin Owens, Mike Croasdill, and Melissa Stanton. Themes of the presentations included: children's emotional competence, parent meta-emotion philosophy and child outcomes, children's empathy, physiological reactivity and recovery, and factors that influence forgiveness in children.


Congrats Winner of the Ipod Nano!
Congratulations to freshman Sarah Means, winner of the Ipod Nano drawing from the Student Services Fair at orientation!


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

"Taste of the City"
October 7, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., "Taste of the City" Seattle Tour. Urban Involvement. Explore the neighborhoods and cultures of Seattle on this bus tour. For more information, contact Susie Johnson, johnss7@spu.edu.


FUSION
October 5, Thursday, 5:00- 10:30 p.m. FUSION--Residence hall floors gather for dinner in Martin Square at 5:00 p.m. Afterwards, each floor will perform a skit that they have created. Floor-bonding exercises will be held at several locations throughout campus. For more information, contact prgreen@spu.edu


Last Day To Apply For Pass/No Credit
October 6, Friday, Last day to apply for pass/no credit, independent study, internships, and individual instruction. Contact Student Academic Services, Demaray Hall 151 or sasinfo@spu.edu


Last Day to Drop Autumn Quarter Courses
October 6, Friday, Last day to drop Autumn Quarter classes for 75% refund. Contact Student Financial Services, Demaray Hall 10 or call 281-2061.


SPU Girls Volleyball Game (Saturday)
October 7, Saturday 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion, SPU Girls Volleyball vs. Seattle University. Let's cheer our girls on to victory!


SPU Girls Volleyball Game (Thursday)
October 5, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion, SPU Girls Volleyball vs. Northwest Nazarene.


Annual Ashton Hall Retreat
October 7, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This all-hall retreat will be held at Camp Casey, Cost $30. Contact mamiller@spu.edu.


Give Blood, Get Cookies, Save a Life!
October 6, Friday, The Puget Sound Bloodmobile will be parked on Third Avenue (by Tiffany Loop) this Friday from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (They will be closed for lunch from 1:15-2:00 p.m.) Campus contact person: Tamera Kennedy, kennedyt@spu.edu, 281-2247.


Intercultural Bridge Retreat 2006
Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, Casey Conference Center, Whidbey Island. Cost is $20 per person for food, lodging, and transportation. SPU students from various cultural backgrounds come together to have a good time and make new cross-cultural connections. If you want to make friends, enjoy some good food, music and have fun, sign up in the ASSP office (1st floor SUB) between October 2 and October 11. Contacts: Nikkita Oliver, oliven@spu.edu or Kevin McMahan, kmcmahan@spu.edu, or call 281-2247.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Intramurals
Here is a great way to get involved and get your exercise at the same time-- Intramurals! SPU intramurals offer a variety of different sports each quarter. During Autumn Quarter, you can enjoy volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, badmitton, cross-country, bowling, and more. Check it out! [link]


Share Your Talents
Share your talents, get involved, and make new friends-- join a club! There are over 35 clubs at SPU to choose from. There's something for everyone, including Ultimate Frisbee, Club Med, MOSAIC, and SPU Cheer Squad. Information and a complete listing of clubs and contact information can be found on the ASSP web page. [link]


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SPU HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Food and Body Group
The Student Counseling Center is offering a one hour free group session for male and female students who would like to talk about their relationship with food and body. The group will meet on Wednesdays during Autumn Quarter from 4:00-5:30 p.m. These sessions will provide a small group environment (no more than 7 students) with opportunities to learn, get support, and gain tools to promote positive changes in your life. Groups will be led by therapist, Erinn Koerselman and dietitian, Julie Church. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Julie Church at churcj@spu.edu or (206) 286-7101.


Respect Your Body Week VOLUNTEERS Needed!
Would you like to help organize one of the most energetic and impactful weeks of the school year? February 20-23, 2007 is Respect Your Body Week. This week will focus on increasing education and awareness for eating and body image concerns. We will have fun, interesting ways to learn about having a healthy relationship with food and body. Student volunteers will help organize speakers, lectures, creative exercise opportunities, nutrition education and more! Meetings will be weekly during Autumn Quarter. If you are interested, please contact Julie Church at churcj@spu.edu, (206) 286-7101, or you can check out our website [link]


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ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

How Can I Make the Most of My Time?
It seems that there is never enough time in the day for 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. The Center For Learning is sponsoring several workshops to help you manage the time that you have. During these workshops, 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. Attend one of two workshops, on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. OR from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall. Questions? Contact the CFL Front Desk at centerforlearning3@spu.edu or call (206) 281-2475.


How Can I Read Faster and Learn More?
Is your reading load a bit heavy this quarter? Come to the Center for Learning to attend workshops to 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. Attend one of two workshops on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. OR from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall. Questions? Contact the CFL Front Desk at centerforlearning3@spu.edu or call (206)281-2475.


Thom Satterlee Poetry Reading
Poet and translator Thom Satterlee, will read from his recent collection of poetry, "Burning Wyclif," in the SPU Art Center Gallery on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Satterlee explores in verse the story of John Wyclif, the 14th Century reformer declared heretic in 1415. Satterlee is Assistant Professor of English at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and advisor for the university's student literary magazine, Parnassus. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Image, Southwest Review, and The Southern Review and has been selected for Poetry Daily. Wyclif is currently being considered for an ALA Notable Book. Admission is free. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Pacific University English Department. Contact Julie Mullins at x2988 or julieanne@spu.edu for more information.


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. In Center for Learning workshops 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. Attend one of two workshops on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. OR from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in the Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall. Questions? Contact the CFL Front Desk at centerforlearning3@spu.edu or call (206)281-2475.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

SPU Student Jobs
Are you looking for a part-time job on campus? SPU students can work up to 20 hours per week during the school year. Check out job listings on the student employment web page. [link]


Verizon Recruitment Information Session
The Career Development Center is sponsoring a Verizon Recruitment Session on Wednesday, October 4, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Demaray Hall 255. At this session, you can find out about job and internship possibilities with Verizon, one of the world's leading providers of communications services. For more information contact Sarah Dobelstein, Career Development Center, sbartsch@spu.edu, 281-2485, or check us out on the web. [link]


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