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Monday, April 07, 2008
 Volume # 390,  Issue # 22
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Nominate a Student for Barnabas Scholarship

Announcements
   Fremont Bridge Closures

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Urban Involvement Forum: New Horizons Late Night
   Jane Austin - Pemberly Ball
   Latreia Service Day
   Senior Survival Saturday - Life After SPU: What You Need To Know!
   Student Employee Celebration
   Experience Moyer Project
   College Civics Week
   Robert Swan Lecture - Voyage 2041
   The "Beyond Google" Job Advantage
   2nd Annual Social Venture Plan Competition – Showcase Round! Cast Your Vote!

Falcon Sports
   Friday, April 11
   Saturday, April 12

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   A.C.E. Language Institute Volunteer Opportunity

Academic Information
   Registration Deadlines
   European Quarter 2009 - Application Deadline May 1, 2008
   Math Proficiency Exam
   Graduate Programs Open House

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Nominate a Student for Barnabas Scholarship
Do you know a student who demonstrates Christian character, has made a commitment to on- or off-campus service, shows a willingness to take on tasks regardless of recognition or challenge, demonstrates leadership and will be a senior during the 2008-2009 school year? If so, we encourage you to nominate the student for the Barnabas Servant Leadership Scholarship. Recipients will receive $750 cash grant and $250 to a charity of their choice. Online nominations due by April 25--see link. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fremont Bridge Closures
The Fremont Bridge will be closed to vehicles from April 7 to April 10 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. The bridge will be open for foot traffic and bicycles.


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Urban Involvement Forum: New Horizons Late Night
Thursday, April 10, 9:30-10:20 a.m., Demaray Hall 150. Helpful, holistic outreach to individuals involved in prostitution in Seattle is a complex issue, and "just quit your prostitution!" is no enough of an answer. Join Urban Involvement and Abolition/Not For Sale to hear from Sheila Houston, director of the New Horizons Ministries Late Night Outreach program. More information on New Horizons can be found at the link, or by visiting Urban Involvement's website, www.spu.edu.ui. [link]


Jane Austin - Pemberly Ball
Friday, April 11, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn. English Country Dancing will be taught by nationally known caller Laura Me Smith; live music and historical displays. Period Costumes or festive attire encouraged. Admission $10.


Latreia Service Day
Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room. Students are invited to participate in a day of community service activities. Visit the link for more information or to sign up. Lunch and work gloves provided. Join us at 8:30 a.m. for pancakes; the workday begins at 9:00 a.m. [link]


Senior Survival Saturday - Life After SPU: What You Need To Know!
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons. SPU Seniors! This event was created just for you! Have fun and learn about transitioning to post-college life; financially, socially, spiritually and job wise. Pre-registration required - Includes catered lunch, snacks, handouts and prizes! Visit the link for complete information and to register. Contact Dana Anderson in Student Programs at 206-281-2689 or dander@spu.edu if you have questions. [link]


Student Employee Celebration
April 8, 3:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn. Are you a student who works on or off-campus? April is Student Employment month and we want to honor you! Mark your calendar to attend the Student Employee Celebration. The event includes a chocolate fondue bar, a panel of alumnae and employers and door prizes from Seattle Aquarium, Barnes and Noble, Cold Stone Creamery, Taproot Theatre, and many others!


Experience Moyer Project
April 13, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Moyer Hall. Experience Moyer Project - a night of music, arts and entertainment!


College Civics Week
April 14-18. A variety of activities will be taking place giving you the opportunity to learn more about being politically and civically engaged. Have lunch with your Senators, hear from Poli Sci professors, watch "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," and play trivia with Sam Reed, Washington Secretary of State. Keep any eye out for the calendar! Contact Jason Williams, President of the Young Democracts for more information at williams@spu.edu.


Robert Swan Lecture - Voyage 2041
Tuesday, April 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room. Roberts Swan, founder of Voyage 2041, is a famed environmentalist and adventurer who has dedicated his life to the preservation of the Antarctic wilderness and promoting recycling, renewable energy, and sustainability to combat the effects of global warming. Come learn more about how you can be part of the solution. This event is free and refreshments will be provided! For more information contact Dana Anderson in Student Programs at 206-281-2689 or dander@spu.edu. More information can also be found at the link. [link]


The "Beyond Google" Job Advantage
Thursday, April 8, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Library Seminar Room. Sheryl Kay and Michael Benidt are the only speakers who translate today's technical blah-blah into immediately practical tips. They maintain that technology was invented to serve people--not the other way around. Sheryl and Michael are the owners of Golden Compass, Inc. and the creators of the series, "The Hidden Treasures of the Internet." Sponsored by the SPU Career Development Center.


2nd Annual Social Venture Plan Competition – Showcase Round! Cast Your Vote!
Wednesday, April 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Weter Lounge. Come and vote for your 1st choice student project! The projects this year are outstanding. The Student Choice award is determined by student voting, so come and support your friends. The competition encourages SPU students to develop entrepreneurial projects that can make a difference in the world by creating solutions to a social need. For more information contact Dr. Don Summers at summed@spu.edu or call 206.281.2621.


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FALCON SPORTS

Friday, April 11
Men's and Women's Track and Field at Vernacchia Team Class, time TBA.


Saturday, April 12
Gymnastics vs. NCAA Regional, 6:00 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion; Men's and Women's Rowing at Covered Bridge Regatta, time TBA.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

A.C.E. Language Institute Volunteer Opportunity
A.C.E. Language Institute on campus is looking for student volunteers to be language mentors for our international students. You meet once a week with one of our students who is studying English at SPU to discuss interests, lifestyle, and ultimately all the nuances of your culture and theirs. Email Colin Knight at colink@cultural.org if you are interested.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Registration Deadlines
Students wishing to take a course Pass/No Credit or to register for an internship, independent study, individual instruction in music or dissertation credits may do so in Student Academic Services (Demaray Hall 151) through 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8. A list of classes with the extended deadline may be found at the link. [link]


European Quarter 2009 - Application Deadline May 1, 2008
March 31 - June 7, 2009: European Quarter -Europe and the Imagination: Spain, France, and Germany. The quarter will spotlight the harnessing of the imagination across Western Europe in art, architecture, literature, philosophy, political science, economics, and religion. Visits include: Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Paris, Strasbourg, Heppenheim, Erfurt, Weimar, Dresden, and Berlin. For more information, contact the Directors, Dr. Robert Baah, nana@spu.edu, 281-2339; Dr. Michael Ziemann, ziemann@spu.edu, 281-2084. To begin the application process, contact Jordan Rickard, rickaj@spu.edu.


Math Proficiency Exam
Tuesday, April 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Otto Miller Hall Lobby. Testing room assignments will be given at check-in. Bring a #2 pencil. Calculators not allowed! Sample questions can be found on Math Department website. Exam scores will be posted in Banner by April 15. Contact person: Laurie Mendes, mendel@spu.edu, 281-2140.


Graduate Programs Open House
Tuesday, April 8, 4:30-6:00 p.m., McKenna Hall. Prospective students interested in the MBA or MS-ISM graduate programs are invited to attend. Free parking available directly behind the building. Contact Debbie Wysomierski, djwysom@spu.edu, 281-2753.


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