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Monday, April 23, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 88
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Joel Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship
   Women's Century Scholarships
   Quilter's Guild Fiber Arts Scholarship

Announcements
   NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR LEADERSHIP CELEBRATION!
   Novelist Bret Lott to Receive Levertov Award

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Forum with Rick Reynolds
   Senior Recital
   Reconciled: A Gospel Symphony
   Homelessness Panel
   Midnight Madness
   Maji Mazuri 5K: Run to the Water
   Displace Me
   She Stoops to Conquer: Or the Mistakes of a Night
   Women's and Men's Crew WIRA Championships
   Women's and Men's Track
   CATALYST
   Networking with Integrity and Ease Workshop
   "Finding Your Road"
   Falcon Career Lunch

Community News
   Admin Assistant Gets His Kicks

Academic Information
   Get Smart About Your Monday--Learn How to Keep Your Financial Identity Intact
   Student Discount for Christian Writers Renewal
   Autumn 2007 Registration

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Joel Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship
This is a $1,000 scholarship that is awarded to students pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in emergency management or a closely related field. Applicants must be a resident of Washington and attending a college or university in any state. Applications are available in Student Financial Services. Deadline is June 1. If you have questions, contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


Women's Century Scholarships
This is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to an eligible woman pursuing a post-secondary education. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen attending an accredited college or university within the state of Washington and be of junior class standing. This scholarship is based on financial need, demonstration of scholastic ability, and the student must be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Fine Arts, Music, Medicine or Nursing, or Women's Studies. Applications are available in the Student Financial Services office located in lower Demaray Hall and are due no later than June 30, 2007. If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


Quilter's Guild Fiber Arts Scholarship
The Kitsap Quilter's Quilt Guild is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student enrolled in a Fiber Arts program in Washington. The applicant must be a resident of Washington, have graduated from high school at least four years prior to application for the scholarship, and have completed course work above the 100 level. A Fiber Arts program might include: sewing, weaving, clothing design, history and production of textiles, and art history. Applicant must have maintained a 2.0 GPA. Applications are available in Student Financial Services. All application materials are due by May 15. If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR LEADERSHIP CELEBRATION!
Please take a moment to nominate an individual or group that deserves honor and recognition for their contributions and commitment to SPU and the community. Recipients will be honored at Leadership Celebration and are due by April 28. The categories are: Servant Scholar of the Year; Outstanding New Student Leader; Advisor of the Year; and Outstanding Student Program. Contact: Rachel Schneider, Office of Student Programs, 281-2689, schner@spu.edu. [link]


Novelist Bret Lott to Receive Levertov Award
Sponsored by Image and the SPU English Department, Bret Lott, author of the Oprah Book Club selection, Jewel, which sold more than 3 million copies, will receive the 4th annual Denise Levertov Award and give a reading at the NEW Seattle Art Museum on Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. The Denise Levertov Award is named for one of the 20th Century's greatest poets, Levertov, who spent her last years in Seattle, embracing the landscape and culture of the Pacific Northwest.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Forum with Rick Reynolds
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m., Weter 201. Rick Reynolds, a former SPU student and the director of Operation Nightwatch, will be in Urban Involvement Cadre to discuss Seattle's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. In addition to reflecting on the city's plan, he will also be discussing the ways in which SPU brought him to the place he is today and his heart for the homeless of Seattle. All of campus is invited. For more information, please contact Susie Johnson.


Senior Recital
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Julie Ide, Alto, will perform her senior vocal recital. Admission is free. For more information, please call 206-281-2411.


Reconciled: A Gospel Symphony
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. A free concert of soul-stirring gospel music with Seattle Pacific University's award-winning Gospel Choir and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Stephen Newby and Gerry Jon Marsh. For more information, please call 206-281-2650 or email jhigbee@spu.edu.


Homelessness Panel
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Demaray Hall 150. Rufus Hannah and Michael O'Neill from the National Coalition for the Homeless will be on campus to speak about the BumFights DVDs. They will be joined by two speakers from Real Change, who will be speaking of homelessness from a more local perspective. Both topics will illuminate different aspects of this problem, leading to a more holistic understanding of homelessness. For more information, please contact Susie Johnson.


Midnight Madness
Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. Everyone is invited to participate in this annual basketball tournament featuring food, prizes, and fun for everyone. Get ready to stay up late, though, if you want to win! For more information, please contact Daniel Skiffington at 206-281-2459.


Maji Mazuri 5K: Run to the Water
Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Greenlake area. Run to the Water! Over 90% of funds raised will go towards Arsim, the CBM water project in Northern Kenya. We have a goal of raising $50,000 for the project. Come out, bring a friend, and help support a local effort to make access to clean water a reality for villagers in Kenya. To register, go to the attached link and type in "Run to the Water" when it asks you to find your event. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the run starts at 10:00 a.m. Please contact cleanwater@spu.edu with more questions. [link]


Displace Me
Saturday, April 28 - 29, 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m., Magnusson Park. Come and meet us in Tiffany Loop where we will make the walk to Magnusson Park and participate with the rest of Seattle to help put an end to the abduction of children that are being forced to become child soldiers in Northern Uganda. For more information, please e-mail pottea1@spu.edu.


She Stoops to Conquer: Or the Mistakes of a Night
April 26-27-28 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. EE Bach Theatre, $8.00 students. Box office 281-2959.


Women's and Men's Crew WIRA Championships
Saturday - Sunday, April 28 - 29, Lake Nataro and Rancho Cordova, California. Good luck Falcons!


Women's and Men's Track
Friday, April 27, Bellingham, Washington. The track team will be competing in the Western Washington Twilight. Good luck, Falcons!


CATALYST
April 30 - May 4. Catalyst is a week focused on exploring Christ's call to reconciliation and identity. We desire community that is willing to honor what is shared while valuing what is different with respect, humility, and love. Please join us as we learn about ourselves and each other. Ignite Ė an all campus worship event will kick off the week in Martin Square at 7 PM. Come and learn the many ways to be involved this exciting week! For more information, contact Nikkita Oliver at oliven@spu.edu


Networking with Integrity and Ease Workshop
Wednesday, April 25, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Demaray 358 OR Thursday, April 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Demaray 358. "Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it." Networking is something we do naturally, every day of our lives. At this workshop, learn how to consciously develop your network with integrity and ease from SPU alum Angela Kerwin, Senior Economic Policy Analyst for the Puget Sound Regional Council. The session is offered in the day or evening for your convenience! For more information, please contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2493 or cdcinfo@spu.edu. [link]


"Finding Your Road"
Wednesday, May 2, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Demaray Hall 150. Did you see the PBS special featuring the four recent grads who decided to take a road trip and figure out what they wanted to do with their lives? Well, they're going to be on campus with their BIG, Green RV parked in the Marston Streetscape on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Don't miss their entertaining afternoon workshop, "Finding Your Road." Sponsored by the Career Development Center.


Falcon Career Lunch
Thursday, May 3, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons. Register NOW for the best seating! The deadline has been extended to April 30!! The Falcon Career Lunch is an excellent time to informally "eat and meet" with SPU alumni and other young professionals to learn more about specific career fields in your major or areas of interest - a tremendous networking opportunity! Twenty-five career areas will be represented. Seating is limited, so register early to be able to get your first choice of seating. Cost: $5.00 for a delicious catered box lunch. For more information and to register, contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2493 or cdcinfo@spu.edu.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Admin Assistant Gets His Kicks
In a tournament at Edmonds Community College on Saturday, April 14, program assistant for MA-TESOL and Foreign Languages and Literatures, Kevin Gibbons, took home gold in his division. Fighting out of Lightning Tae Kwon Do in Queen Anne, Gibbons is an orange belt under the instruction of Mr. Chris Scavone.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Get Smart About Your Monday--Learn How to Keep Your Financial Identity Intact
A good credit rating can be destroyed by identity theft. Recovering from this crime requires investments of time and money to clear your name and credit records. Join us for our 3rd session of the year on April 24, 2:00 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150. No registration required and it's free! More information: Student Financial Services, 281-2061 or email sfs-info@spu.edu.


Student Discount for Christian Writers Renewal
SPU students receive a discounted price of $50 (regular $149) for the SPU Christian Writers Renewal, May 4-5, which includes a Friday night dessert and Saturday banquet. The theme this year is "God Allows U-Turns: Find Purpose in Your Writing Career" and the speaker will be Allison Bottke. There will be 22 workshop sessions in a wide variety of subjects from powerful non-fiction to how to write for children. For a brochure or to register, contact Bobbie Taylor, External Relations, btaylor@spu.edu.


Autumn 2007 Registration
Registration for Autumn 2007 Quarter is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, available by viewing "Check Your Registration Information" in the Student Menu of the Banner Information System. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 21. Questions? Please contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031, or at sasinfo@spu.edu.


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