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Monday, April 14, 2008
 Volume # 390,  Issue # 23
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Nominate a Student for Barnabas Scholarship
   BigSun Scholarship
   College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholarship
   2008-09 SPU Church Match Scholarship - Applications Available

Announcements
   "Falcon Idol" Auditions
   THANK YOU BLOOD DONORS!

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Is Grad School For You?
   Robert Swan Lecture - Voyage 2041
   College Civics Week
   Tuition Freedom Celebration
   RoadTrip Nation Visits SPU! Stop by the Big Green RV!
   Info Session: Finding Your Road! RoadTrip Nation
   Midnight Madness
   Ivy Honorary Induction Ceremony
   The Fifth Annual Denise Levertov Award with Thomas Lynch
   SPU Theatre Presents: "You Can't Take It With You"
   Asian American Association
   ASSP Presents: Brandon Heath Featuring Chris Sharpe and Eric Henderson
   Earth Day: Bring Out Your Bicycles!
   What Does "Reconciliation" Mean Anyway?

Falcon Sports
   Wednesday, April 16
   Thursday, April 17
   Friday, April 18
   Saturday, April 19

Academic Information
   Need Tutoring?
   European Quarter 2009 - Application Deadline May 1, 2008

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]


BigSun Scholarship
If you are a student/athlete and attending a post-secondary institution, you can apply for the $500 BigSun Scholarship. Send an essay (500 words or less) describing why you should be the winner of the award to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com. Essays are due by June 20, 2008.


College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 Scholarship
The College Success Foundation is offering $5,000 scholarships to students for the 2008-09 academic year. Scholarship criteria vary from donor to donor, so for more information visit the link. Application materials are due by May 15, 2008. [link]


2008-09 SPU Church Match Scholarship - Applications Available
Will you be receving a scholarship from your home church during the 2008-09 academic year? Is your church already approved to participate in the SPU Church Match Scholarship program? If you answered yes to the first question but no to the second question, you are in luck! The 2008-09 SPU Church Match Scholarship application is now available for churches to complete. Visit the link to download the application. Applications are due to SFS by August 1, 2008. Questions? Contact Whitney Kruse at whitney@spu.edu. [link]


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

"Falcon Idol" Auditions
Monday, May 14, Moyer, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Tuesday, May 15, Otto Miller Hall 119, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, May 16, Ashton, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Thursday, May 17, Emerson, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Friday, May 18, Hill 7:00-9:00 p.m.


THANK YOU BLOOD DONORS!
The Puget Sound Blood Center would like to extend their THANKS to all students who donated at the bloodmobile on April 4. We had 64 donors and collected 40 successful units for a potential life-saving of 120 patients in Western Washington. This is a powerful gift--a heartfelt thanks to students!


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Is Grad School For You?
Thursday, April 17, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Demaray Hall 255. Have questions about Grad School? Get your answers here. This seminar for SPU undergraduate students will cover the basics of a graduate school application, the GRE, obtaining recommendations, writing your personal statement and more. Led by Dr. Susan Gallagher, Sponsored by the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.


Robert Swan Lecture - Voyage 2041
Tuesday, April 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room. Robert 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]


College Civics Week
ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN WETER LOUNGE: Monday-Thursday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Have lunch with your ASSP Senators! Monday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Polital Science Dept. Lectures; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Movie Night: "Mr. Smith goes to Washington." Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Model UN Role Play; Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Trivia with Secretary of State Sam Reed.


Tuition Freedom Celebration
Tuesday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Weter Hall Lounge. Come and celebrate the fact that a large chunk of the rest of the year is paid for by donors! Enjoy free food, enter your name in a raffle, fill out a thank-you note to donors, and learn more about the ways in which others have given in order to support you in your educational endeavor.


RoadTrip Nation Visits SPU! Stop by the Big Green RV!
Wednesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Marston Streetscape. It all started with 4 friends and one dilemma: "What do I want to do with my life?" Fresh out of college and unsure about the career paths in front of them, they were determined to expose themselves to more than just the traditional road. They got an old RV, painted it green, and hit the road to talk with inspiring people from all walks of life to find out how they came to do what they love for a living. For more information, visit the link. [link]


Info Session: Finding Your Road! RoadTrip Nation
Wednesday, April 16, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Demaray 150. Hear the experience of the RoadTrip Nation crew of college students who explore the world outside their comfort zone, talking with individuals who chose to define their own road in life and share their experiences with our generation. Students may bring their lunch to enjoy during the session. Sponsored by the Career Development Center. [link]


Midnight Madness
Friday, April 18, 7:00-11:55 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion. 3 on 3 basketball tournament. For more information, contact Kim Proctor, STUB Executive Director, 281-2459.


Ivy Honorary Induction Ceremony
Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn. New Ivy Honorary members will be inducted into this SPU honor society. Reception following with Dr. Carlene Brown as keynote speaker. Parents of new members are encouraged to attend.


The Fifth Annual Denise Levertov Award with Thomas Lynch
Tuesday, April 22. 8:00 p.m., St. James Cathedral Place Hall at 9th and Columbia. Join Image Journal and internationally acclaimed writer Thomas Lynch for the 2008 Denise Levertov Award and reading. The Levertov Award is presented annually in the spring to an artist or creative writer whose work exemplifies a serious and sustained engagement with the Judeo-Christian tradition. For more information, contact Julie Mullins, Director of Programs for Image at 206-281-2988 or email julieanne@spu.edu. Co-sponsored by the SPU English Dept. and MFA Program.


SPU Theatre Presents: "You Can't Take It With You"
April 17-19 and 24-26, 7:30 p.m., Matinee: April 26 at 2:00 p.m. James Leon Chapman Stage. This American classic is one of the most popular and successful comedies of modern times. Entrenched in carpe diem themes, the play's affectionate portrait of the eccentric Sycamore family demonstrates that family is something that can't be taken from you no matter how hard you may try. $12 general admission, $10 for students, children under 5 not admitted. Group rates available for 20 or more. No refunds or exchanges. For tickets call 206-281-2959.


Asian American Association
Wednesday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Weter 202. Asian American Association is a group of SPU students, faculty, and staff who meet for friendship, understanding, support, service, and conversations around topics relevant to our community. This is a great place to meet friends and network with other Asian Americans at SPU. No membership is required. Join our Facebook group, just search "SPU Asian American Association" and join us for more information and the latest updates! Don't have Facebook? If you have questions or if you want to join our email list, send your name and email address to spuAAA@hotmail.com.


ASSP Presents: Brandon Heath Featuring Chris Sharpe and Eric Henderson
Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.), Royal Brougham Pavilion. SPU pre-sales will be available starting Thursday, April 10 in the ASSP office. Tickets are $8.


Earth Day: Bring Out Your Bicycles!
April 22, 1:00 p.m., between the Science Building an the SUB. Are you interested in alternative transportation methods? Or, maybe you just need your brakes tightened? May is National Bike to Work Month so come and gear up your bicycles while learning about alternative forms of transportation that are good for both you and the environment. Guests of this event will include Cascade Bicycle Club, Transportation Choices, and SPU's Safety and Security. For more information contact Cory Deppe, Commuter Senator, at deppeco@spu.edu.


What Does "Reconciliation" Mean Anyway?
Wednesday, April 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Weter 202. Susan Lane, Director of SPU's Multi-Ethnic Programs, shares her story about what reconciliation might look like at SPU. Sponsored by SPU's Asian American Association. For more information, contact BJ Kim at kimb@spu.edu.


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FALCON SPORTS

Wednesday, April 16
Men's and Women's Track & Field at Mt. SAC, Multi Events.


Thursday, April 17
Men's and Women's Track & Field at Mt. SAC, Multi events and relays; Gymnastics vs. USAG Championships.


Friday, April 18
Gymnastics vs. USAG Team Finals; Men's and Women's Track & Field at Mt. SAC Relays; Men's and Women's Track & Field at Azusa Pacific Invitational.


Saturday, April 19
Gymnastics vs. USAG Individual Finals; Men's and Women's Rowing at NCRC Championships-8:30 a.m.; Men's and Women's Track & Field at Spike Arlt Invitational-11:00 a.m.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Need Tutoring?
Struggling in your class? Need tips on testing and note-taking? Check out the Tutoring Program in the Center for Learning! Tutors are available in accounting, biology, business, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, psychology, sociology, english, foreign languages, UFDN and more! The tutors are available by scheduled appointments, come down to Lower Moyer and set up an appointment today!


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.


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