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Quote of the Week:   "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, February 04, 2008
 Volume # 390,  Issue # 15
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Rhodes, Fulbright, and More
   BECU Foundation Scholarships
   SPU Young Alumni Council Scholarship

Announcements
   Fremont Bridge Closures

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
   Supporting people with HIV/AIDS: A New Orleans Experience
   Oh Behave! Social and Professional Etiquette Dinner
   Dr. Doug Thorpe Reads at Thursday Food for Thought
   "Healing for Cambodia" Perkins Center Event Series, Movie: The Killing Fields

Falcon Sports
   Thursday, February 7
   Friday, February 8
   Saturday, February 9

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Latreia Service Day
   Emissaries Needed!

Academic Information
   Lilly Summer Discernment Internship
   Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Rhodes, Fulbright, and More
February 7, 9:30 a.m., Demaray Hall 258. Learn about numerous scholarships that are available to SPU graduates planning on attending graduate school from Dr. Susan Gallagher, Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development. More information can be found at the link. [link]


BECU Foundation Scholarships
BECU is offering $2,500 merit-based scholarships to graduating high school students and continuing college students. You must be a member of BECU, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and attend full-time during the 2008-09 academic year. Application materials are due by April 15, 2008 and can be found in the Outside Scholarship Notebook outside Student Financial Services. Questions? Contact Whitney Kruse at 206-281-2467 or whitney@spu.edu.


SPU Young Alumni Council Scholarship
If you will be a senior during the 2008-09 academic year, you can apply for the SPU Young Alumni Scholarship! You must be able to demonstrate evidence of academic success and community involvement and be able to attend the 2008 Young Alumni Endowment Dinner. Application materials are due by March 31, 2008 and can be found in the Outside Scholarship Notebook outside Student Financial Services. Questions? Contact Whitney Kruse at 206-281-2467 or whitney@spu.edu.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fremont Bridge Closures
Tuesday through Thursday, February 5-7 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

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
Tuesday, February 5, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Weter 202. Reduce your stress and get your resume ready to apply for internships and jobs. Students may bring their own lunch. For more information contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485 or spucareercenter@spu.edu.


Supporting people with HIV/AIDS: A New Orleans Experience
Thursday, February 7, 2:00-3:20 p.m., Bertona 3. Hear the story of how St. John #5 Faith has responded with outreach and prevention efforts to persons and families dealing with HIV and AIDS. Guest speakers: Pastor Bruce, Deborah and Tamachia Davenport. For more information contact Kathy Stetz at 206-281-2682.


Oh Behave! Social and Professional Etiquette Dinner
Thursday, February 7, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons. "Hands on" social & professional etiquette learning event with Mary Mitchell ("Dear Ms. Demeanor"), author of "Class Acts" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette." Register now! Full course dinner, only $10 for students. For more information contact the Career Development Center at 206-281-2485 or spucareercenter@spu.edu.


Dr. Doug Thorpe Reads at Thursday Food for Thought
Thursday, February 7, 12:30-1:15 PM, Library Reading Room. Bring your lunch, and hear SPU authors read from their latest books in the Library's new SPU-author series. This week, Professor of English, Doug Thorpe explores "the wild truth" with his book "Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness, and the Sacred". [link]


"Healing for Cambodia" Perkins Center Event Series, Movie: The Killing Fields
Friday, February 8, 7:00 p.m., Demaray Hall 150. Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed 1.5 million Cambodians. Learn the story.


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FALCON SPORTS

Thursday, February 7
Men's Basketball vs. Montana State Billings, Royal Brougham Pavilion, 7:00 p.m.; Women's Basketball at Alaska Anchorage, 8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 8
Gymnastics at Sacramento State, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 9
Men's basketball vs. Seattle University, Royal Brougham Pavilion, 7:00 p.m.; Women's basketball at Alaska Fairbanks, 6:15 p.m.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Latreia Service Day
Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room. Students are invited to participate in a day of community-serving activities. Lunch and work gloves provided. For more information and to sign up, visit the link. [link]


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 oth 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

Lilly Summer Discernment Internship
Students wishing to test a career in ordained ministry, or in a church-related vocation, are invited to share in a process of vocational discernment. Selected interns will be placed in a parish church, cathedral, or ministry cluster and receive $2,400 stipend and reimbursement for travel to and from Sewanee. Applications are due February 18, 2008. More and information and the application can be found at the link. [link]


Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
The last day to withdraw from classes is Friday, February 8. For more information, contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or sasinfo@spu.edu.


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