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Monday, May 14, 2007
 Volume # 389,  Issue # 91
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship
   Northwest Next Leaders Scholarship
   AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship
   John Gyles Education Awards
   Women's Century Scholarships

Announcements
   Centurion Applications Available!
   Mission '07 Applications Available!
   Summer 2008 in South Africa
   Orange T-Shirts Everywhere!

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Gearing Up For Graduation With Professor Learned
   Music Night to Benefit Heifer International
   Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
   Gospel Choir Concert
   Acting on AIDS Broken Bread Meal
   SHAPADOOAH
   Student Recital
   Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
   Latreia Service Day
   Leadership Kickoff
   Senior Salute for Graduating Seniors
   FALCON IDOL
   May Day
   Student Recital
   Gearing Up For Graduation
   Meeting for Interested Art Majors
   Nordic Club Parade and BBQ
   Reading with Milton Center Fellow Jessica Murphy
   ASHTON BALL

Academic Information
   Graduating Seniors: Student Loan Exit Counseling Session
   Job Search Support and Resume Reviews
   Registration Begins

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   Unicom Assistant Manager
   Unicom is Hiring for 2007-2008
   Summer Employment
   Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship
The American Society of Women Accountants, Seattle Chapter, is offering a scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. The ASWA is seeking qualified women applicants. Eligibility includes: full-time or part-time student pursuing an accounting degree, has completed a minimum of 45 quarter hours within 4 weeks of the application deadline, has maintained a minimum 2.05 overall GPA and 3.0 in accounting, and be attending an accredited college or university. Applicants do not need to be a members of the ASWA. Applications can be found in the SFS lobby. All application materials are due by May 31. If you have questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


Northwest Next Leaders Scholarship
The Northwest Next Leaders Council is seeking applicants for their 2007 NW Next Scholarship. This is for college students entering into their junior or senior year at an accredited Puget Sound, Washington, four-year program. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants. Eligibility includes: Minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled and entering their junior or senior year, demonstrate community service and/or civic involvement, employment history, and demonstrate leadership ability. All application materials are due by May 31. Applications can be found in the SFS lobby. If you have questions, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship
How to apply: Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the two questions below: 1. An object in motion tends to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force. Tell us about an external force (a person, event, etc.) that affected you and caused you to change direction. 2. Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live. Give examples of specific projects in which you have been involved over time. Amount of award: $500. Deadline for entry: September 15, 2007. Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending in 2006/07 and your plans for 2007/08.


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 since 1990. Full Canadian or American citizenship is required. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study. A minimum 2.7 GPA is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered. Each scholarship recipient can receive up to $3,000. Application deadline is June 1. Applications can be found at the attached link. [link]


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

Centurion Applications Available!
Attention sophomores and juniors! Centurions, SPU's men's service group, is now accepting applications. Send an e-mail to centurions@spu.edu for an application! Applications are due Friday, May 18.


Mission '07 Applications Available!
E-mail centurions@spu.edu for an application to go on Mission '07, the annual Memorial Day Weekend road trip/service project hosted by The Centurions. Limited spots are still available - but hurry, the deadline is May 23!


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.


Orange T-Shirts Everywhere!
Do you see orange? SPU students are a walking awareness movement of the reality of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Contact Wendy Whitley for more information.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Gearing Up For Graduation With Professor Learned
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m., 1st floor of the science building. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn practical advice for the future! One of the School of Business and Economics' most engaging professors - Grant Learned - will be discussing a wide range of topics. Local business professionals will also be in attendance to share insight and answer students' questions. Free food provided!


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.


Taking A Year Off: Pros and Cons
Wednesday, May 16, 11:30 - 1:30, Demaray Hall 358. Considering taking a year off after you graduate? Come explore the pros and cons, identify options for a dynamic and productive year off, and learn from alums who have experienced a year off. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485, or cdcinfo@spu.edu.


Gospel Choir Concert
Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. The SPU Gospel Choir will be performing under the direction of Dr. Stephen Newby. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2411.


Acting on AIDS Broken Bread Meal
Wednesday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Martin Square. There are so many issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, and one of them is hunger. Join us in Martin Square for a meal you won't forget...learn about poverty, hunger, and AIDS and find ways to act on AIDS right here in Seattle and in the world!


SHAPADOOAH
Thursday, May 17, 5:00 - 8:00, Martin Square. SPU's springtime picnic features food, music, and inflatables. For more information, contact Dan Skiffington at 206-281-2459.


Student Recital
Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. Student voice recital performed by Julie Ide, alto. For more information, call 206-281-2411.


Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, May 18, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. The SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be performing under the direction of Gerry Marsh. Admission is free.


Latreia Service Day
Saturday, May 19, 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo room. Participate in community service activities in Seattle's White Center neighborhood with fellow SPU students and the White Center Community Development Association. E-mail volunteer@spu.edu to sign up. Lunch is provided.


Leadership Kickoff
Saturday, May 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Lower Gym, Royal Brougham Pavilion. All new 2007-2008 student leaders are invited to attend this kick-off for next year! For more information, contact Andrea Ide in Student Programs at ideal@spu.edu, or call 281-2831.


Senior Salute for Graduating Seniors
Saturday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The Young Alumni Council invites graduating seniors to join President and Mrs. Eaton for our annual year end celebration aboard the steamboat Virginia V. This event features a 3 hour sunset cruise, dinner, live entertainment, and great memories...for only $20 per person! For more information, contact Laila Sharpe at the Alumni Office, 206-281-2449.


FALCON IDOL
Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. Come and help decide who will be the next Falcon Idol! Is it going to be you?


May Day
Sunday, May 20, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Gwinn Commons Crossroads. Come celebrate May Day, Hawaiian style, with food and fun in Gwinn Commons! Enjoy luau fare provided by Sodexho and entertainment provided by 'Ohana O Hawai'i (SPUs Hawai'i club). You'll be able to fill your belly and possibly win a prize! For more information, contact Sachi Lopez at lopezs1@spu.edu.


Student Recital
Sunday, May 20, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Justin Cormier will be performing his senior organ recital. Admission is free. For more information, call 206-281-2205.


Gearing Up For Graduation
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Science Building. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn practical advice for the future. One of SBE's most engaging professors, Grant Learned, will be discussing a wide range of topics. Local business professionals will also be in attendance to share insight and answer students' questions. Free food provided!! For more information, contact Lauren Noel at noell@spu.edu.


Meeting for Interested Art Majors
Friday, May 18, 11:00 a.m., Art Center 3. Have you ever thought about an Art degree? All students interested in majoring in Studio Art, Visual Communications, or Illustration/New Pictures are invited to attend this informational meeting. Come ask questions you've always wanted answered about majoring in art and learn about the process of applying to the major, which entry-level courses will give you an edge when you apply, and even dynamic career opportunities for when you graduate. To RSVP or ask questions, e-mail Hannah Fischer at fischh@spu.edu or call at 206-281-2079.


Nordic Club Parade and BBQ
Thursday, May 17, 5:30 p.m., Ballard. The Nordic Club invites you to join us for the annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Ballard! We'll march behind the Nordic Club banner and experience the festivities of the largest Norwegian parade outside of Norway. Club t-shirts are available for $15 - if you want one, contact advisor Laila Sharpe in the Alumni Office. Meet in the Alumni Office parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday to carpool or join the group at the start of the parade route on NW 24th Street and 62nd NW. Following the parade is the year-end BBQ at Golden Gardens. Please RSVP to Nordic Club President Sonja Sproul at sproul@spu.edu.


Reading with Milton Center Fellow Jessica Murphy
Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Library Seminar Room. The 2006-2007 Milton Fellow Jessica Murphy will give a debut reading from her novel-in-progress about a young woman forging her way int turn-of-the-century Boston. Jessica has spent the academic year in residence at the Milton Center at Image and Seattle Pacific University working on her first book-length manuscript and teaching creative writing classes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 206-281-2988.


ASHTON BALL
Friday, May 18, 8:00-11:00 p.m., W Hotel in downtown Seattle. Contacts: Kristi Moore, moorek@spu.edu or Katie Barnes, kbarnes@spu.edu for more information.


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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.


Registration Begins
Registration for undergraduate students begins May 14, and ends May 17. For more information, contact Student Academic Services.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

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.


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.


Summer Employment
Get ahead during the summer - nearly one in five work study jobs leads to permanent employment after graduation. Students who are not enrolled or are enrolled in less than 6 credits during the summer may be eligible to work up to 40 hours a week on the State Work Study program. Eligibility is determined based on your 2007-2008 FAFSA information and your intent to enroll Autumn quarter. Visit Student Financial Services or contact the Office of Student Employment at ose@spu.edu to determine your eligibility.


Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors!
Returning students are needed to serve next September as uPod leaders for New Student Orientation. It's a great way to help new students by introducing them to campus and SPU life. If interested, pick up an application in Student Programs (2nd floor, Student Union Bldg.) Questions? email Andrea Ide @ ideal@spu.edu.


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