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Monday, May 07, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 90
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Take 5 Scholarships are Back!
   Sallie Mae Scholarships
   Women's Century Scholarship

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Faculty Recital
   Student Recital
   Unlimited at Senior Preview
   Emerson Coffee House
   Gospel Saturday
   Ken Foreman Invitational
   Ashton Art Show
   Multiple Job Offers and Salary Negotiations Workshop
   Slipping In Your Stilettos
   Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
   Successful Interviewing
   President Eaton's Spring Forum

Community News
   Novelist Bret Lott to Receive Levertov Award

Campus Related Events
   Music Night to Benefit Heifer International

Academic Information
   Graduating Seniors: Student Loan Exit Counseling Session
   Job Search Support and Resume Reviews
   Summer 2008 in South Africa

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   Unicom is Hiring for 2007-2008
   Unicom Assistant Manager

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Take 5 Scholarships are Back!
Key Bank is offering 5 chances to win $5,000. It's easy to enter, no essays to write, one winner per month and it's open to everyone! Visit their website each month between now and June for a chance to win. [link]


Sallie Mae Scholarships
Six scholarships available. Each scholarship has different requirements. Check the Sallie Mae website for details. Application deadlines vary. [link]


Women's Century Scholarship
This is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to an eligible woman pursuing a post-secondary education degree. Must be a U.S. citizen and have junior standing. Scholarship is based on financial need. Applications available is SFS office in lower Demaray and are due June 30, 2007. Contact: Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Faculty Recital
Monday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Catherine Haight, soprano; Mary Kantor, clarinet; Wayne Johnson, piano; and Andrew Parks, bass-baritone. Admission is free.


Student Recital
Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., E.E. Bach Theatre. Christine Feagin, piano; Tabitha Bower, clarinet; Scott Warrender, piano. Admission is free.


Unlimited at Senior Preview
Thursday, May 10, 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons. Unlimited will be performing at the Senior Preview. For more information, contact Kyle Feldman at kfeldman@spu.edu or 206-281-2933.


Emerson Coffee House
Saturday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Emerson Hall Lobby. Come and watch SPU artists display their talent! There will be free coffee and bagels available. Please sign up to perform in Gwinn, at UNICOM, or the Emerson Front Desk. For more information, contact Kayla Bergquist at bergqk@spu.edu.


Gospel Saturday
Saturday, May 12, 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 Revelation. Come join us to read, or just listen. For more information, contact Zach McCauley at mccauj@spu.edu.


Ken Foreman Invitational
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., West Seattle Stadium. The Ken Foreman Invitational is a track & field meet hosted by SPU. Field events begin at 9:00 a.m., running events begin at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, please see the Athletics website.


Ashton Art Show
Sunday, May 13, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Ashton Hall. The Art Show will showcase the artwork of students from around campus. Categories include painting, poetry, sculpture, and music. For more information, contact Michael Miller at mamiller@spu.edu.


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.


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]


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.


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!


President Eaton's Spring Forum
Tuesday, May 8, 9:15-10:30 a.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion.


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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 RELATED EVENTS

Music Night to Benefit Heifer International
Friday, May 18, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Eric Evans and Adrian Mays will be hosting a music night (piano recital and jazz set) to collect offerings for Heifer International. This is a service project. There will be two musical sets and refreshments served at intermission. For more information, contact Adrian Mays, adrianm@spu.edu, or Eric Evans, evanse@spu.edu.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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.


Job Search Support and Resume Reviews
Attention Seniors: Get your resume ready and get help beginning your job search! Our job search support group offers a 1/2 hour resume critique on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Weter Hall Lounge. Sponsored by Career Development Center. Sign-up is required. For more information, contact Sarah Dobelstein, sbartsch@spu.edu, 281-2344.


Summer 2008 in South Africa
Travel to South Africa for Summer 2008! The trip includes 10 credits of exploratory curriculum with credit and includes safari, African theatre festival, and Habitat for Humanity project. Applications available in Humanities Office, Marston 2nd floor, or email Dr. Segall at segalk@spu.edu.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

Unicom is Hiring for 2007-2008
We are looking for students that are willing to be involved and enthusiastic about communication and serve as the backbone of interdepartment communication at the campus central switchboard located in the Student Union Building as well as the Pacific Collegium. Students will provide friendly service and respond to campus questions. Applicants should have some experience with office work and be familiar with Microsoft Office. We will be hiring for both Unicom and Collegium. Applications will be available starting Monday, May 8 at the Unicom desk. Deadline is May 19. Contact person: Cynthia Lincoln, SUB-Unicom Manager, cynthia@spu.edu.


Unicom Assistant Manager
Unicom is accepting applications for Assistant Manager. This person will be directly involved in incorporating commuter students into campus life and helping to provide an environment for commuters to enjoy and learn about important aspects of campus life. The Assistant Manager will oversee assessment of policy for the collegium as well as development of staff and purchasing of supplies for collegium. Applications can be picked up at the Unicom desk and are due by May 18. Contact person: Cynthia Lincoln, SUB-Unicom Manager, cynthia@spu.edu.


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