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Monday, January 28, 2008
 Volume # 390,  Issue # 14
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   John Gyles Education Awards
   Bob and Eleanor Grant Trust

Announcements
   How To Submit Your Events to Newsletter
   2008 Summer SPRINT Team Applications Available!
   Fremont Bridge Closures

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   SPU Blood Drive This Friday!
   Choosing a Major-Workshop
   "HONK!" This Week at SPU Theatre
   Summer Camp Job Fair

Falcon Sports
   Thursday, January 31
   Friday, February 1
   Saturday, February 2
   Sunday, February 3

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Emissaries Needed!

Academic Information
   Spring Quarter Registration
   Want Tutoring?

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

John Gyles Education Awards
$3,000 scholarships are available for students with full U.S. or Canadian citizenship. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Applications are available at the link, and are due by June 1, 2008. Questions? Call (506) 459-7460. [link]


Bob and Eleanor Grant Trust
First-generation college students are eligible to apply for the 2008-09 academic year. More information and the application can be found at the link. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2008. Any questions, contact 206-281-2467 or whitney@spu.edu. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

How To Submit Your Events to Newsletter
Any campus-related student events or announcements may be featured in "To The Point" by submitting it by Thursdays at noon for Monday publication at the attached link. We cannot include any want ads or sale items--they should be submitted on SPU Classifieds. Any questions, contact Student Programs, 281-2247. [link]


2008 Summer SPRINT Team Applications Available!
Where will SPRINT take you? The 2008 summer teams will be traveling to West Virginia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Cameroon, Russia, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, and India. Applications are available at the attached link or stop by the SPRINT office (2nd floor, SUB). [link]


Fremont Bridge Closures
Tuesday through Thursday, January 29-31 from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day. The bridge will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists during these nights.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

SPU Blood Drive This Friday!
Friday, February 1, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., on 3rd Avenue by Tiffany Loop. The Puget Sound Bloodmobile will be parked by Tiffany Loop--be someone who makes a difference--give blood and save a life! Contact person: Tamera Kennedy, Student Programs, 281-2247 or kennedyt@spu.edu.


Choosing a Major-Workshop
Thursday, January 31, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Weter 202. Designed specifically for freshman, sophomore, and transfer students. Come and learn about SPU's majors and resources to help you determine the best fit for you. Students may bring their own lunch. For more information contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485 or spucareercenter@spu.edu.


"HONK!" This Week at SPU Theatre
The delightful musical comedy adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling" will be performed at the SPU Theatre this week on February 1-2 in E.E. Bach Theatre in McKinley Hall. Matinee at 2:00 p.m. on February 2. Tickets $12 and $10 for students. For tickets, call 206-281-2959.


Summer Camp Job Fair
Monday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Weter Lounge. If you are interested in working for a camp this summer, be sure to attend this Job Fair. There will be 14 Christian Camps on campus to meet with students and conduct interviews for their summer hiring. Sponsored by Student Employment Office, ose@spu.edu, 281-2047.


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FALCON SPORTS

Thursday, January 31
Men's basketball at Alaska Anchorage, 8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 1
SPU Gymnastics vs. UC Davis, Royal Brougham Pavilion, 7:00 p.m.; Men's and Women's Track and Field at UW (Invite), time TBA.


Saturday, February 2
Men's Basketball at Alaska Fairbanks, 2:00 p.m.; Women's Basketball at Northwest Nazarene, 6:00 p.m.; Men's and Women's Track and Field at UW, time TBA.


Sunday, February 3
Men's and Women's Track and Field at UW, time TBA.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emissaries Needed!
Do you like meeting new people? Do you like helping new students? Are you organized? Detailed? Enthusiastic about SPU? Then you should apply for one of nine Emissary positions that are available to work with both the Summer New Student Advising programs as well as Fall Orientation and Welcome Week. Emissaries will guide new students as they move through the registration process during the summer as well as be the backbone of the Fall Orientation program. You must be available May 17, June 20, July 25 and September 15-28, plus two days in April for training. The work is hard, yet rewarding and the friendships are lasting! For more information and applications, please contact Kristen Labrecque at kristenl@spu.edu or Andrea Ide at ideal@spu.edu.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Spring Quarter Registration
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. Registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, February 11. Spring registration for graduate students begins Monday, February 25. Any questions, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or sasinfo@spu.edu.


Want Tutoring?
Are you struggling in classes and looking for a way to pull up your grades? Student tutors are available for a variety of undergraduate courses including Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Engineering, Foreign Languages, History, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, UCOR, UFDN and more! Individual and group appointments are available and can be made at the Center For Learning in Lower Moyer Hall. [link]


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