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Monday, November 20, 2006
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 70
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Robert Noyce Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
   Talbots Women's Scholarship
   SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Application Reminder
   Scottish Rite Scholarship

Announcements
   SPU Trip to University of Salamanca
   SPRINT Training
   An Invitation for Reflection and Thanksgiving
   The President's Christmas Study Break
   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Women's Basketball

Academic Information
   Winter Registration for Graduates Begins
   American-Canadian University Student Conference
   Thinking About a Future in Computer Science?

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Robert Noyce Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
This scholarship fund has been established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Seattle Pacific University to assist future science and math teachers. Funds are awarded for the 2006-2007 academic year and are awarded to current SPU students who will continue their full-time enrollment in the 2007-2008 academic year. Scholarships available through this application will generally range from $5,000-$10,000 per year. Students must be US citizens or eligible non-citizens; pursuing first bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; be of junior or senior standing and have a minimum 3.25 GPA with full-time enrollment. Please come to the Student Financial Services office for more information and applications. All materials and applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on December 1. **Please note: there are two separate Robert Noyce scholarships available; one for undergraduates and one for graduates. If you have questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


Talbots Women's Scholarship
Talbots is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities through the 2007 Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund. Women are eligible for this scholarship if they are: currently residing in the United States; have earned a high school diploma or GED on or before September 1997; enrolled or planning to enroll in a full or part-time undergraduate course of study; be attending the full 2007-2008 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2008 and have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining as of the beginning of the 2007 fall academic year. Students who have previously obtained a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.talbots.com or at any Talbots store, or available upon request in the Student Financial Office in lower Demaray. All applications must be postmarked by January 2.


SFS Undergraduate Scholarship Application Reminder
Just a friendly reminder that the SFS Undergrad Scholarship Application is available online at the link attached. All application and materials are due by 4:00 p.m. on December 1. You have two weeks left! This is an opportunity that you don't want to miss. For more information, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu. [link]


Scottish Rite Scholarship
For the 5th year, the Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington is offering the opportunity to compete for an undergraduate scholarship of up to $2,500. This is a merit scholarship, meaning that it is competitive and does not take financial need into account. The minimum requirements for receiving a scholarship are: must be a U.S. citizen; be a Washington resident; full-time student; and a sophomore (i.e., going into their 3rd or 4th year next fall); have a 3.0 GPA, and have community service of some kind (documentation is important). If you'd like an application, please contact Professor Eric Vogt at kamiki@spu.edu. Applications, letters of recommendations, and official transcripts are due by March 15.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPU Trip to University of Salamanca
Applications are now available for the SPU trip to the University of Salamanca in Spain. The trip will be from June 27 to July 30, 2007. Some spots are still open for this 10 credit, 5 week stay in Spain. For more information and/or an application, please contact Dr. Alberto Ferreiro at beto@spu.edu.


SPRINT Training
Monday, November 20, 9:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Weter 202. Winter and spring break SPRINT teams will be training.


An Invitation for Reflection and Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn. You are invited to walk the labyrinth as a reflective exercise. For more information, contact Campus Ministries at campusministries@spu.edu.


The President's Christmas Study Break
President and Mrs. Philip Eaton invite all SPU students to take a study break on Monday, December 4, from 8:00-9:30 p.m. Enjoy Christmas cookies, fellowship, and Mrs. Eaton's special mocha punch at their home (Hillford House, across from Ashton Hall, 600 W. Dravus Street). Stop by for a few minutes or visit for awhile! For more information, contact Mindy Worthington, President's Office, mindyw@spu.edu, 281-2111.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Gobble! Gobble! The staff of "To The Point" would like to wish all students a Happy Thanksgiving! To those of you traveling to see family and friends, please drive safely and have fun; and to those staying in town, enjoy the time off and pumpkin pie and all that good stuff!! Let us all be thankful for what we have in our lives. Let us especially remember our American soldiers abroad who cannot be with their families this holiday season.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Women's Basketball
Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU Women's Basketball vs. San Francisco State. For more information, please see the Athletics website or call 281-2772.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Winter Registration for Graduates Begins
Monday, November 20. Winter Registration for Graduate or new admits begins. For more information, contact Student Academic Services at (206) 281-2032.


American-Canadian University Student Conference
March 15-16, 2007. Interested in international affairs? 'Crossing Borders- Issues & Resolutions' United States-Canadian University Student Conference: Focusing on US-Canadian border issues and relations. Full-time undergraduate students in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia or Alberta are encouraged to apply. Students will be paired (one American to one Canadian) and assigned an issue of importance to the Canada-U.S. relationship. Awards and prizes are available. Submit an application by January 15, 2007. For more information, please visit the attached link. [link]


Thinking About a Future in Computer Science?
If you are considering a career in computer science, you'll want to attend an informative evening on Tuesday, November 28, at 6:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall, Room 109. Questions? Contact Phil Prins at 281-2738.


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