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Quote of the Week:   "Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Monday, April 28, 2008
 Volume # 390,  Issue # 25
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Robert B. McMillen Foundation Scholarship
   The Do-Over Scholarship

Upcoming Events and Weekly Reminders
   Blood Drive
   Greening The Church: Stewardship as an Act of Worship
   Thursday Food For Thought: "Brain Rules"
   SPU Bingo Night
   Gospel Saturday: 1 Corinthians
   Emerson Coffee House
   Cinco de Mayo
   Fan Gates Reading with Poet Marie Howe
   "Successful Interviewing" - 50 Minutes of Great Useful Information!
   "John's John: The Tenor of Scripture in a Wesleyan Key"
   Chelsie Hardy - Senior Recital
   Brass Ensemble Spring Recital
   Rose McIntosh - Student Recital
   Christine Feagin - Student Recital
   Hill Hall Ball
   Moyer Hall Ball
   Taboo Topics

Falcon Sports
   Friday, May 2
   Saturday, May 3
   Sunday, May 4

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   MOSAIC Cadre: What Should Mosaic Be and Do?
   Volunteers Needed in Language Mentor Program

Academic Information
   Math Proficiency Exam
   Autumn Quarter Registration

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Robert B. McMillen Foundation Scholarship
You can apply for the Robert B. McMillen Foundation Scholarship if you will be a Visual Arts major at SPU during 2008-09 academic year. For more information, go to the link. Application materials are due by May 1, 2008. [link]


The Do-Over Scholarship
Would you like to win one of five $1,000 scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year for writing an essay on the following topic: "If you were given one 'do-over' would you: (a) use it for yourself; (b) give it to another person; or (c) choose not to use it? Please explain your choice." If so, visit the link. The application deadline is June 30, 2008. [link]


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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEEKLY REMINDERS

Blood Drive
Friday, May 2, 12:00-6:00 p.m., 3rd Ave. by Tiffany Loop. The bloodmobile will be closed from 2:15-3:00 p.m. If you like, you can sign up online at the link provided or just stop by the Bloodmobile when it's convenient for you. For more information, contact Tammy Kennedy, Student Programs at 206-281-2247. [link]


Greening The Church: Stewardship as an Act of Worship
Thursday, May 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Fine Center, First Free Methodist. Come explore: why people of faith should care for creation; how to promote respect and compassion for all creation; how congregations are natural places for care to grow and flow; ecological theology, the rich metaphor of green in Scripture; and weaving creation awareness throughout congregational life.


Thursday Food For Thought: "Brain Rules"
http://www.spu.edu/images/news/John-Medina.jpgThursday, May 1, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Library Reading Room. John Medina, director of SPU's Brain Center for Applied Learning, discusses the latest thinking about the brain in "Brain Rules".


SPU Bingo Night
Friday, May 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room. Go crazy for BINGO! $5 entry fee with all proceeds to benefit the Class of 2008 Senior Gift.


Gospel Saturday: 1 Corinthians
Saturday, May 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Collegium (Commuter's Lounge in the SUB). Break away from stress for a couple of hours to join in the out-loud reading of all 16 chapters of 1 Corinthians. Paul's words to the church in Corinth are still great for our lives today. For more information contact Danny Rorabaugh at rorabd1@spu.edu.


Emerson Coffee House
Saturday, May 3, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Emerson Lobby. Bagels, coffee, and SPU talent.


Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Martin Square and Weter Lounge. Enjoy traditional and authentic Mexican food, mariachi music and a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. For more information, contact Dalilah Bernal at bernad@spu.edu.


Fan Gates Reading with Poet Marie Howe
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., Collegium (1st floor, SUB). Poet and winner of the National Poetry Series, Marie Howe will give the Fan Mayhall Gates Literary Reading.Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughsahres, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. Currently, Howe teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia, and New York University. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julie Mullins, Director of Programs at 206-281-2988 or julieanne@spu.edu.


"Successful Interviewing" - 50 Minutes of Great Useful Information!
Thursday, May 1, 1:00-1:50 p.m., Weter 202. Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Learn what kinds of questions are likely to be asked (and what questions you can ask), what employers are looking for, what to bring and other essentials. Guest presenters: Kyle Evans, Employee Relations Specialist, and Jenna McKee, Placement Recruiter for Corestaff Services. (OK to bring your lunch!) For more information, visit the link. [link]


"John's John: The Tenor of Scripture in a Wesleyan Key"
Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 a.m., First Free Methodist Church. In the 2008 Walls Lecture, Dr. Robert Wall will examine John Wesley's role as a biblical interpreter, first by placing Wesley in his social and religious location, and then by discussing some of the organizing practices of Wesley's way of interpreting Scripture, especially 1 John.


Chelsie Hardy - Senior Recital
Monday, April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Chelsie Hardy will perform a soprano recital at First Free Methodist Church, admission is free.


Brass Ensemble Spring Recital
Tuesday, April 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church. SPU Brass Ensemble performs under the direction of Dr. Brian Chin. Admission is free.


Rose McIntosh - Student Recital
Wednesday, April 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., SPU student, Rose McIntosh will perform a violin recital in E.E. Bach Theatre. Admission is free.


Christine Feagin - Student Recital
Thursday, May 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m., SPU student Christine Feagin will perform a piano recital in E.E. Bach Theatre. Admission is free.


Hill Hall Ball
Friday, May 2, 9:00-11:55 p.m., Skansonia Ferry on Lake Union, Annual Hill Hall Ball--"Black Tie Affair," an evening of desserts and dancing. For more information, contact Sean Lomas, Hill Hall Senator, slomas@spu.edu.


Moyer Hall Ball
Saturday, May 3, 8:00-11:55 p.m., a fantastic night of dancing. Contact Sarah McMurray, x7286.


Taboo Topics
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Emerson Lounge, 1st floor. Open to all students--lively and honest discussion about "taboo topics" such as racial jokes, racism vs. sexism, classism vs. ageism. For more information, contact Avery Matro, matroa@spu.edu. Sponsored by Multi-Ethnic Programs Department.


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FALCON SPORTS

Friday, May 2
Men's and Women's Track & Field at GNAC Championships.


Saturday, May 3
Men's and Women's Rowing at WIRA Championships; Men's and Women's Track & Field at GNAC Championships.


Sunday, May 4
Men's and Women's rowing at WIRA Championships, 8:00 a.m.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MOSAIC Cadre: What Should Mosaic Be and Do?
Thursday, May 1, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Demaray 158. Discussion about the direction and purpose of the Mosaic cadre. Open to all students. Sponsored by Multi-Ethnic Programs Department, Susan Lane, Director, solane@spu.edu.


Volunteers Needed in Language Mentor Program
The Language Mentor Program seeks to bridge the gap by providing SPU students the opportunity to discuss culture, values, and the world with international students studying English at the A.C.E. Language Institute on campus. Meetings are once a week at a time that is convenient for everyone. Contact Colin Knight at colink@cultural.org.


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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Math Proficiency Exam
Tuesday, April 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Otto Miller Hall Lobby. Please report to the OMH lobby by 9:20 for testing room assignments and bring a #2 pencil. Calculators are not allowed. Sample questions can be found on our website. Exam scores will be posted in Banner by May 6.


Autumn Quarter Registration
Registration for Autumn Quarter 2009 is coming soon! All continuing students have been assigned an appointment time, available by viewing "Check Your Registration Information" in the Student Menu of Banner Information System. Autumn registration for currently admitted undergraduate students begins Monday, May 12. Autumn registration for graduate students begins Monday, May 19. Questions? Please contact Student Academic Services at 206-281-2031 or sasinfo@spu.edu.


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