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Quote of the Week:   Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. - Walt Whitman


Monday, April 30, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 89
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CONTENTS

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

Announcements
   Student Discount for Christian Writers Renewal

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   "Finding Your Road"
   Falcon Career Lunch
   CATALYST
   Justice Week
   Jazz Concert
   Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
   Multiple Job Offers and Salary Negotiations Workshop
   Successful Interviewing
   Slipping In Your Stilettos
   Speech Recital and Tryouts
   Opera Workshop Recital
   Gospel Saturday
   Cinco de Mayo Celebration
   NIGHT OF BEATS

Community News
   Novelist Bret Lott to Receive Levertov Award

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   STUB APPLICATIONS STILL AVAILABLE!!!

Academic Information
   Autumn 2007 Registration
   Last Day to Withdrawal
   Graduating Seniors: Student Loan Exit Counseling Session

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.


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.


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.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

"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 noon on May 1!! 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.


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


Justice Week
April 30 - May 4. International Justice Mission is hosting "Justice Week," a week focused on exploring and eliminating the injustices occurring around the world. Join us at our many events! See signs posted around campus or contact us. Hope to see many of you there! For more information, please contact Lauren Harden.


Jazz Concert
Monday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Seattle Drum School. Jazz piano instructor Reuel Lubag will be doing a live recording/concert at the Seattle Drum School "LAB" performance space. This will feature his new trio and will be doing a range of different jazz standards and popular songs. Admission is $7 and all proceeds go toward the Seattle Drum School. See Mr. Lubag's website for more upcoming events. Jazz piano lessons are offered in the course catalog each quarter including summer at SPU.


Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
Wednesday, May 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Demaray 358. Bring your lunch! If you are considering taking a year off after you graduate, come to this workshop to help you explore the pros and cons and identify options for a dynamic and productive year off and learn from alums who have experienced a year off. For more information, please contact Laurie Collins at the Career Development Center.


Multiple Job Offers and Salary Negotiations Workshop
Thursday, May 10, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Demaray 358. Finally after a long job search, you have one employer's offer and are waiting to hear from others! In this workshop, learn how to evaluate multiple job offers, juggle delicate communication with employers, and the best way to tackle salary negotiations. Hosted by CDC and SPU alum Dana Aldred, Senior Director - Strategic Alliances, Sum Total Systems.


Successful Interviewing
Wednesday, May 9, 12:30 - 1:30, Demaray 358. De-stress that interview! Preparation is the key to success! Learn what kinds of questions are likely to be asked, what employers are looking for, what to wear, what to bring, and other essentials. Speaking will be Nicole Doucette, Recruiting Manager, Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Bring your lunch!


Slipping In Your Stilettos
Wednesday, May 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Demaray 358. Learn about the ways in which women often unconsciously sabotage their effectiveness in the workplace. Presented by Mary Mitchell, a well-known etiquette consultant, columnist for the Seattle Times, and author of two widely-read books on professional etiquette. More information about Mary can be found at the attached link. Jointly sponsored by the School of Business, Residence Life, and the Career Development Center. [link]


Speech Recital and Tryouts
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Bertona 6. The SPU Speech and Debate Team will perform several of the events in collegiate competition. All SPU students are eligible to join the team. We will also have tryouts (interviews) to compete for remaining scholarships! For more information, please contact Shannon Scott at scotts@spu.edu.


Opera Workshop Recital
Thursday, May 3, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., E.E. Bach Theatre. The Impresario Opera by Mozart, directed by Jacinta Koreski. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2411.


Gospel Saturday
Saturday, May 5, 7:00 - 9:00 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 James, 1,2 Peter, 1,2,3 John, and Jude. Come join us to read, or just listen. For more information, please contact Zach McCauley at mccauj@spu.edu.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Sunday, May 6, 5:30 p.m., Martin Square and Weter. Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the SALSA club! There will be mariachi and carne asada. Bring your friends for a great time! For more information, contact Dalillah Bernal, bernad@spu.edu.


NIGHT OF BEATS
Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. MOSAIC Club presents "Night of Beats--There Can Only Be One" Tickets $5.00 ($4.00 for groups of 10 and $3.00 for groups of 15) Purchase in ASSP office.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

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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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

STUB APPLICATIONS STILL AVAILABLE!!!
Contact the new VPCA, Kellie Hicks if interested at hicksk1@spu.edu. Males encouraged to apply. Applications due Wednesday, May 2, 5:00 p.m. in the ASSP office.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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.


Last Day to Withdrawal
Friday, May 4. This is the last day to withdraw from courses. For more information, contact Student Academic Services.


Graduating Seniors: Student Loan Exit Counseling Session
Please plan to attend one of the exit counseling sessions, which is a requirement of your loan(s). We have scheduled several sessions, including a Saturday session in hopes that all graduates will be able to attend one of the sessions. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, you may contact Student Financial Services to set up an individual session. Please contact Student Financial Services at 206-281-2061 to find out when the sessions will be held.


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