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Monday, January 15, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 74
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   $1,000 Scholarship - Snohomish or Lake Stevens Graduate
   John Gyles Education Award
   Accounting Student Scholarships

Announcements
   SPU Athletics
   Tax Information
   Do You Have Family or Friends in Phoenix?
   Do You Have Family or Friends in Denver?

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   SBE MBA & MS-ISM Graduate Programs Open House
   Women's Basketball
   SPU Women's Gymnastics
   Women's Basketball
   Emerson Coffeehouse
   Relay for Life Kickoff
   CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING!
   Center for Learning Open House
   Image/SPU Film Festival

Academic Information
   Last Day to Apply for Pass/No Credit
   University of Salamanca, Spain - Summer 2007
   Senior Survival Saturday - Life After SPU
   Social Venture Plan Competition
   How To Establish Excellent Credit

Enrichment Opportunities
   Free KidReach Tutor Training

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   Student Media Editor-in-Chief and Station Manager Positions

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

$1,000 Scholarship - Snohomish or Lake Stevens Graduate
The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa teacher sorority whose members are from the Snohomish and Lake Stevens School Districts are making this scholarship available for the 2007-2008 scholastic year. Applicants must be graduates of either Lake Stevens or Snohomish High Schools and be a junior or senior by the Fall of 2007 and must be majoring or minoring in Education. More information can be found in the Student Financial Services office in lower Demarary Hall. Applicaton deadline is April 1. Contact person: Whitney Kruse, krusew@spu.edu.


John Gyles Education Award
These awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. Awards are available to both male and female students in all areas of post-secondary study. Minimum GPA of 2.7 required. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. Applicaton deadline is June 1, 2007. Applications can be found at the attached link. [link]


Accounting Student Scholarships
The Washington Society of CPA's is offering 7 different scholarships from several chapters throughout Washington. There are both merit and need-based scholarships available. More information is available in Student Financial Services. Questions can be directed to Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPU Athletics
Support your SPU winter sports. The first women's gymnastics meet is this Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Royal Brougham Pavilion. See complete listing of other athletics events in upcoming events section. HOMECOMING BASKETBALL TICKETS; students should pick up their complimentary Homecoming basketball ticket this week in the Athletics Office. The Homecoming double-header will be February 3 in Royal Brougham Pavilion. Please remember your SPU ID when picking up your ticket! Tickets may be picked up between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Tax Information
The 1098-T (Tuition Payments Statement) tax form for education tax benefits will be mailed to students soon. Included with the tax form is a brief letter explaining the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit. You or your parents may need this information for your taxes this year. The forms will be mailed to your permanent address, per IRS regulations. For detailed information about the tax credits available, visit the IRS website. [link]


Do You Have Family or Friends in Phoenix?
University Players, a six-member drama troupe of SPU students, will be visiting Phoenix, Arizona during spring break, March 16-26, 2007. If you have friends or families in the Phoenix area and they would be interested in having the Players perform in their church or school, or if they might be able to provide a homestay for some of the students, please contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator at 281-2933, or kfeldman@spu.edu. For more about the Players, see the attached link. [link]


Do You Have Family or Friends in Denver?
The SPU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will tour Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas during spring break, March 17-25, 2007. If you have friends or families in the Denver area and they would be interested in having them perform at their church or school or if they would be willing to provide homestay for some of the members, please contact Kyle Feldman, performing groups coordinator at 281-2933, or kfeldman@spu.edu. To learn more about the Concert Choir, see attached link. [link]


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

SBE MBA & MS-ISM Graduate Programs Open House
Tuesday, January 16, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., McKenna Hall. Prospective students interested in the MBA and the MS-ISM graduate programs are invited to attend this event. Free parking is available directly behind the building. For more information, please contact Debbie Wysomierski at 206-281-2753.


Women's Basketball
Thursday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU Women's Basketball vs. Alaska Fairbanks. For more information, please contact the Sports Information Office at 206-281-2772.


SPU Women's Gymnastics
Friday, January 19, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU Gymnastics vs. UC Davis. For more information, please contact the Sports Information Office at 206-281-2772.


Women's Basketball
Saturday, January 20, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU Women's Basketball vs. Alaska Anchorage. For more information, please contact the Sports Information Office at 206-281-2772.


Emerson Coffeehouse
Saturday, January 20, 8:00 p.m., Emerson Hall lobby. Students are welcome to enjoy free coffee and bagels while they watch their friends perform. Performances range from musical talent to slam poetry. To sign up to perform, please go to the UNICOM desk in the Student Union Building. You can also sign up in Gwinn Commons, or in Emerson Hall. For more information, please contact Kayla Bergquist at bergqk@spu.edu.


Relay for Life Kickoff
Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m., SUB Gazebo room. Come and learn about SPU's 2nd annual "Relay for Life," sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Come learn about how you can be a team captain, or be part of a team and participate in the relay! Contact Alisha Ragan at ragana@spu.edu for more information.


CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING!
January 16 - 19. A group of students, faculty & staff have spearheaded an effort to actively celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy by planning a Martin Luther King Celebration Week entitled, ďA Week with Dr. King." The goal of the week is to actively honor Dr. King and also explore the continued relevance of Dr. King's life and legacy to our current local, global, and historical context. By actively remembering and exploring the past, we also hope to shed light on the present. Our goal is to truly promote campus wide dialogue and reflection around the life, legacy, and witness of Dr. King and the relationship between his faith and activism. Please click on the link below for a complete listing of events and resources! [link]


Center for Learning Open House
Wednesday, January 17, 12:00-4:00 p.m.., Center for Learning, Lower Moyer Hall. For more information, contact Matthew Wojciakowski at mattwojo@spu.edu or 206-281-2475.


Image/SPU Film Festival
This year's Image/SPU Film Festival "Boy Meets Girl: Romance and Reality in the Movies" attempts to answer questions about what it means to fall in or out of love. Five films will be screened over the weekend including: Tootsie, Shadowlands, When Harry Met Sally, The Awful Truth, and War of the Roses. After each film, a panel of faculty and students will lead a discussion of the film and field comments and questions from the audience. Films will be screened in Upper Gwinn. CFE credit available for two films and panel discussions. Sponsored by Image Journal, ASSP, and SPU Office of Student Life. Event is free and open to public.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Last Day to Apply for Pass/No Credit
Wednesday, January 17. Last day to apply for the Pass/No Credit option, as well as independent study, internships, and individual instruction. For more information, please contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2032.


University of Salamanca, Spain - Summer 2007
June 27 - July 30, 2007, University of Salamanca, Spain. There are still spots open for the program, which awards 10 credits in Language and History. For an application or information, contact Dr. Ferreiro at beto@spu.edu.


Senior Survival Saturday - Life After SPU
Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m., FFMC Fine Center. Are you a senior? Stressing out about life after graduation? Come to the "Senior Survival Saturday" to get great information on exploring God's call in your life, tips on searching for a job, skills for managing your finances, how to prepare for transition, and much more. See the attached link for more information. [link]


Social Venture Plan Competition
Enter the 1st Annual SPU Social Venture Plan Competition! The grand prize is $2,500! Do you want to follow your passion and make a difference in the world? Do you have a new idea for a product or service that can help people? Turn your idea into a plan for a new venture by entering the SPU Social Venture Plan Competition. Seminars covering special topics on developing a venture plan start on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. The competition is open to all students, and entries are due March 8, by 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Peggy Swanstrom pswam@spu.edu, 281-2970, or Ross Stewart rstewart@spu.edu, or go to the attached link and click on the Social Venture Competition link. [link]


How To Establish Excellent Credit
January 23, 2:00 p.m., Demaray Hall 150. Join us for a session about why credit reports are important, how to read one, and how to improve your credit rating. No registration required and session is free. Door prizes and treats will be provided! For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 281-2061 or email sfs-info@spu.edu.


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ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Free KidReach Tutor Training
Working with kids? Want to improve your tutoring skills? You are invited to participate in Urban Involvement's tutor training evening on Sunday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. in Weter Lounge. There will be tips for creative, interactive, and stimulating learning time for the kids you tutor. Session will be led by Sang Lim of World Vision's KidReach Program and pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Molly Petersen at molly15@spu.edu.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

Student Media Editor-in-Chief and Station Manager Positions
Interested in being the Editor-in-Chief of the Falcon, Cascade, Lingua, or KSPU Station Manager for 2007-2008? Applications are available in the ASSP Office. Specific qualifications for each position are listed on the application and set by the Board of Student Media. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8. If you have questions, please contact Britta Beblavi, Board of Student Media Chair, at brittab@spu.edu.


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