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Monday, February 12, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 78
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   John Gyles Education Awards
   Ruth C. Bartells & Geraldine E. Kelsch Memorial Scholarships
   SPU Young Alumni Scholarship
   Scholarships for Students from the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island Area

Announcements
   RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP
   Small Group Leader Groups!
   Students in Service Orientation

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   IT'S ALMOST HERE - RESPECT YOUR BODY WEEK!
   James Whitehouse Student Recital
   SPU vs. SJSU Gymnastics
   Jodie Rydman Student Recital
   Lingua Music Auditions
   SPRINT Team Member Applications Due
   European Studies Symposium
   Gospel Saturday
   MEN, WOMEN, and FAITH

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: RESPECT YOUR BODY WEEK
   Relay for Life 2007

Campus Related Events
   Environmental Film Festival - Caring for Creation

Academic Information
   Lingua Journal Submissions

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   SPU INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

John Gyles Education Awards
The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. The application deadline is June 1, 2007. Applications can be found at the attached link. [link]


Ruth C. Bartells & Geraldine E. Kelsch Memorial Scholarships
P.E.O is an international philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women. In awarding the scholarships, the committee will consider need, academic merit, moral integrity, and service to others. A woman is eligible to apply if she is a U.S. citizen and from the local area, a high school graduate or equivalent, a matriculated student, and within two years of completing degree; completed at least 2 quarters of secondary education, will be a full-time student, and have a 2.8 or above GPA. Scholarship amounts are a minimum of $1,000 each. Applications are located in SFS. All application materials are due by April 21. If you have questions, contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


SPU Young Alumni Scholarship
Are you an active volunteer in the Seattle community? Do you succeed academically? The Young Alumni Council of Seattle Pacific University has established a scholarship for SPU seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to volunteer service off-campus. Scholarships will be awarded to students who excel in the classroom AND in the community. Applications are due Friday, March 30. Current juniors may apply by downloading the application at the attached link. [link]


Scholarships for Students from the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island Area
The American Association of University Women is offering two scholarships to students who have completed 2 years of college and have graduated from Stanwood, Lincoln Hill, Lakewood, or Arlington High Schools OR are residents of the Arlington/Stanwood/Camano Island area. Applicants must have verifiable plans to continue upper-division or graduate work at an accredited four year college or university in the fall of 2007. Applications are available in the scholarship notebook located in Student Financial Services, or they can be found online at the attached link. All application materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2007. If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP
Wednesday, February 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Demaray Hall 358. Students: Do you need to get a great resume together before the annual SPU Internship & Job Fair (next week)? Discover tips and tricks to writing resumes and cover letters. Pre-registration not required. More information: Career Development Center at 206-281-2485 or cdcinfo@spu.edu.


Small Group Leader Groups!
Thursday, February 15, 9:30 a.m., Demaray Hall 256. Would you like to join other small group leaders in time to talk, reflect and pray about your own small group, also seeing the community of small groups that are here at SPU? Come join Sharpen and other small group members and leaders!


Students in Service Orientation
Monday, February 26, 7:00 p.m., Demaray 256. Students In Service is a part-time AmeriCorps program that offers educational vouchers to students who participate in community service. Students may earn educational awards for community service commitments of 300, 450, or 900 hours performed over 1-2 years. Service may be related to education, human needs/services, public/homeland security, and environmental initiatives, but may not be religious in nature. A pre-service orientation for students interested in the program. Before attending the February 26 Orientation, students should complete the Pre-Service Online Orientation available at the link attached. Please e-mail Owen at owen@spu.edu for more information or to register for the orientation. [link]


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

IT'S ALMOST HERE - RESPECT YOUR BODY WEEK!
Tuesday, February 20 thru Friday, February 23. A week of expression, action, and education regarding eating and body image issues. There will be cooking demonstrations, body fair, climbing wall, exercise stations, free food, and more! Look for flyers and posters throughout campus with schedule of events. For more information, visit the attached link or contact Julie Church at churcj@spu.edu. [link]


James Whitehouse Student Recital
Thursday, February 15, EE Bach Theatre. Junior saxophone recital performed by James Whitehouse. Admission is free.


SPU vs. SJSU Gymnastics
Friday, February 16, Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU Gymnastics vs. San Jose State. For more information, see the Athletics website.


Jodie Rydman Student Recital
Friday, February 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Senior voice recital performed by Jodie Rydman, soprano. Admission is free.


Lingua Music Auditions
Saturday, February 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beegle Hall 201. Try out for the Lingua compilation CD of students, faculty, and staff. Sign up for a time slot at lingua@spu.edu. Demos can be submitted to 2nd Marston front office. See you there!


SPRINT Team Member Applications Due
Friday, February 16, 5:00-5:05 p.m. Deadline for applications to be a member of the SPRINT team. Bring them to the SPRINT office, 2nd floor SUB. Contact: Mark Dailey, dailem@spu.edu or Bob Zurinsky, bob@spu.edu.


European Studies Symposium
February 13-15. Foreign Languages and Literatures Symposium; Europe and the Imagination. The European Studies Symposium is a gathering of faculty and students for the presentation of academic and creative work related to foreign languages and literatures, cultural studies, and linguistics. All majors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures must make a presentation in the European Studies Symposium before graduation, typically during their senior year. Come listen, learn, and enjoy! Contact person: Kevin Gibbons at gibbok@spu.edu, or call 281-2670.


Gospel Saturday
Saturday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., Demaray Hall 150. We are seeking to know Jesus more through reading together the whole of the New Testament. This week we are reading 1 and 2 Corinthians. Come join us to read, or just listen. For more information, contact Zach McCauley at mccauj@spu.edu.


MEN, WOMEN, and FAITH
February 13 - 16. Join us for a week of forums surrounding the discussion of how gender impacts our faith. Tuesday, Dr. David Caddell will be speaking on the Pauline letters. Wednesday, there will be a film at 6:30, with a discussion to follow. Thursday at 9:30 there will be a faculty panel discussing how gender has impacted their faith. Friday is a wrap-up and "where to now?" session with Dr. McKinney and Dr. Dearborn. For more information, see the posters around campus, or the master calender. You can also contact Megan Leatherman at leathm@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: RESPECT YOUR BODY WEEK
Volunteers are needed to work at Respect Your Body Week from February 20-23. This is going to be another great year of events to help understand eating and body image issues as well as having fun with exercise. We will need volunteers to help with setting up tables, decorating, getting the inflatable wall ready, and more. If you are interested and can help for an hour or more, contact Julie at churcj@spu.edu or call 281-7101.


Relay for Life 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., SPU Library. Interested in getting involved in the nationwide fight against cancer? Relay for Life 2007 at SPU is a 24-hour event held May 5th through May 6th at Wallace Field. Start a Relay for Life team! Come to our next Team Captain meeting on February 28 to register and learn more about putting together your cancer-fighting team! Teams camp out all night and take turns circling the track. Live music, fun activities, a candle-lit memorial ceremony, and much more fill the Saturday through Sunday event. Sign up today! [link]


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Environmental Film Festival - Caring for Creation
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1818 Queen Anne Ave. N, invites SPU students and their friends to a free showing of "An Inconvenient Truth" with Al Gore on Saturday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. in the church social hall. The event is free and open to the public.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Lingua Journal Submissions
Do you create? Lingua - SPU's student journal for art, writing, and music, is accepting submissions for this year's journal. But don't wait too long! Our submission deadline is February 23 at 5:00 p.m. Please turn in your submissions at the Humanities Office on the 2nd floor of Marston Hall. If you haven't ordered your copy of Lingua yet, send an e-mail with your name and student number to lingua@spu.edu to add it to your student account.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

SPU INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR
Wednesday, February 21, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn. The annual SPU Internship and Job Fair is a not-to-be missed opportunity! Mark your calendars! Students can gather information, make contacts and possibly get hired on the spot! Over 40 employers attended the 2006 Fair. To get help preparing your resume for this event, see the attached link. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485. [link]


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