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Quote of the Week:   "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." ~Charles Dickens


Monday, February 26, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 81
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   ICW Scholarships
   Young Alumni Scholarship
   Sallie Mae Scholarships

Announcements
   Goldwater Scholarship Nomination

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   "Christianity and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany"
   BLOODMOBILE ON CAMPUS FRIDAY!
   Gender and Faith: Follow-Up Discussion
   Hill Hall Decade Skate
   Let's Talk About Sex
   Nursing Career Fair
   President's Symposium - George Weigel
   The Writing Life: A Second Look at Writing as Vocation
   Men's and Women's Choir Concerts
   Senior Student Recital
   SPU Percussion and Flute Ensemble Concert
   Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Connect. Stretch. Grow. BLESS Theme House

Academic Information
   Students in Service Orientation

SPU Health and Wellness
   Living Well "Mental Wellness Group"

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ICW Scholarships
The ICW Scholarships are now back and available in Student Financial Services. These scholarships are for students attending private colleges and universities in Washington only! There are seven scholarships. Eligibility requirements differ between scholarships. Award amounts range from $850 to $5,000. Scholarships are available for undergraduates and graduates! All application materials are due to ICW by March 15. For more information, stop into the SFS office today for an application packet.


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. 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]


Sallie Mae Scholarships
Sallie Mae has six scholarship opportunities for eligible students. These scholarships include: First in My Family Scholarship; Unmet Need Scholarship; American Dream Scholarship; Writers of Passage Scholarship; Community College Transfer Scholarship; and the Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund. Please see the Sallie Mae website for more information. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Goldwater Scholarship Nomination
Congratulations and best wishes to Hanna Oltean, a Junior in Biochemistry, who has been nominated for a Goldwater Scholarship by SPU!


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

"Christianity and Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany"
Thursday, March 1, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Otto Miller Hall 109. Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., and author of 'The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience'. Sponsored by the SPU Department of History. Free and open to SPU students, faculty, staff, and the general public.


BLOODMOBILE ON CAMPUS FRIDAY!
Friday, March 2, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (closed from 2:15-3:00) The Puget Sound bloodmobile will be parked on 3rd Ave. Campus contact: Tamera Kennedy in Student Programs 206-281-2247 or kennedyt@spu.edu.


Gender and Faith: Follow-Up Discussion
Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m., Weter 201. Join the Sophia club in discussing thoughts and reflections on the week of forums surrounding Women, Men, and Faith. For more information, contact Megan Leatherman at leathm@spu.edu.


Hill Hall Decade Skate
Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. Decade Skate is a competition between the floors of Hill Hall using music and ideas from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with a little SPU mixed in. The cost is $1 plus a can of food, or $2. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.


Let's Talk About Sex
Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn. We invite you to the 5th annual forum to talk about sex. Real and honest - let's talk. Women only, please. This event is sponsored by ASSP and Residence Life and hosted by some fellow SPU women. Questions? E-mail Maren at mylanm@spu.edu.


Nursing Career Fair
Thursday, March 2, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn. The School of Health Sciences will host a Nursing Career Fair. Recruiters from local area health care organizations ( Children's Hospital, Harborview, Public Health Department, SW Washington Medical Center, and many more) will be available to speak with students about health care career opportunities. All nursing and pre-nursing students are encouraged to attend. Although the focus will be nursing related jobs, all students (nutrition, exercise science, psychology, business, etc.) interested in health care employment are invited and welcome. For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Henshaw, SHS, chenshaw@spu.edu.


President's Symposium - George Weigel
Tuesday, February 27, 9:30–10:20 a.m., First Free Methodist Church. “What the Church Asks of the World" address by George Weigel; Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m., Public Lecture, Upper Gwinn “Europe and Its Discontents" address by George Weigel; and Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons, “What We Can't Not Know, Five Years After 9/11" address by George Weigel.


The Writing Life: A Second Look at Writing as Vocation
Thursday, March 1, 9:30 a.m., Demaray Hall 150. The Writing Life: A Second Look at Writing as Vocation. A Christian Faith Exploration Forum with Jessica Murphy, Milton Center Fellow. Jessica Murphy will argue that being a writer, if not a good way to make a living, is indeed a good way to live. Murphy is currently in residence at SPU as the 2006-7 Milton Center postgraduate fellow. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 206-281-2988.


Men's and Women's Choir Concerts
Friday, March 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Admission is free. For more information, please call (206) 281-2411.


Senior Student Recital
Monday, February 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Senior trumpet recital performed by Chris Peterson. Admission is free. For more information, please call (206) 281-2411.


SPU Percussion and Flute Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., E.E. Bach Theatre. SPU Percussion Ensemble directed by Dan Adams and SPU Flute Ensemble directed by Anna Woodward. Admission is free. For more information, please call (206) 281-2205.


Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
Wednesday, February 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Demaray 358. If you are considering taking a year "off" after you graduate, come to this workshop to help you explore the pros and cons. Identify options and learn from alums Greta Bergquist and Kirk Wimberly, who have experienced a year off. For more information, call the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Connect. Stretch. Grow. BLESS Theme House
Thursday, March 1, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Student Union Building. Are you interested in mentoring someone or being mentored by someone? Our mentoring program seeks to connect people with similar career aspirations, majors, or interests. Sign up in the SUB on Thursday for more information. We will also be having sign ups outside of Gwinn next week. Questions? Can't make it to sign ups? Contact Stephanie Pashby at pashbs@spu.edu.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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. Please e-mail Owen Sallee in Campus Ministries, owen@spu.edu for more information or to register for the orientation. [link]


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SPU HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Living Well "Mental Wellness Group"
Monday, February 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Marston Hall B52. A discussion group for undergraduate students interested in mental health and mental illness issues. Sponsored by the Living Well Initiative. For more information, please contact Kathy Stetz at kstetz@spu.edu.


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