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In the Loop

February 2012  |  Volume 6, Issue 2

Kids in the Philippines Study Abroad:
Spotlight on the Philippines

Christmas Break 2011 was an especially exciting time for 14 SPU students, who went on the inaugural study abroad service learning trip to the Philippines. Although the trip was designed for family and consumer sciences (FCS) majors in order to apply the FCS mission of "enhancing quality of life through food, clothing, shelter, and relationships," a variety of SPU majors attended, including business, exercise science, sociology, and pre-nursing. Read more.

Check This Out

SPU Campus The Presidential Search

After 17 successful years as president of SPU, Dr. Philip W. Eaton will retire on July 1, 2012. A search is now underway for his successor. SPU regards this search as one of the most important in all of Christian higher education. You can stay in-the-loop about the search process as well as share your input on what we should be looking for in SPU's next president by visiting the presidential search website.

Summer tulips on SPU campus Summer Internships

Now is the time for students to begin applying for summer internships. SPU's Center for Career and Calling has numerous resources for your student to find the perfect internship. Whether they're for school credit or not, paid or unpaid, senior career counselor Karen Altus says there's value in experience. "You've got three months to go learn something about what you may want to do career-wise." Altus encourages students to make a one-on-one appointment with a career counselor, as well as being in conversation with faculty. The CCC website also provides tools and lists of internship openings.

Ivy Cutting with Dr. Phillip Eaton Commencement 2012

The Commencement 2012 site is live! Gather all your info for all things Commencement-related, from the schedule of events, to maps and directions. Looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2012!

Brainstorm Brainstorm Blog

Join in a brain-teasing adventure called Brainstorm. Your tour guide -- New York Times best-selling author and developmental molecular biologist John Medina -- explores the marvels and mysteries of DNA and human behavior. What you read on his blog, you'll be talking about for the rest of the week. Brainstorm is brought to you by the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

Three students on campus SPU Payment Plan Is Online

The 2011-12 Spring Quarter Three Installment Payment Plan application is available to all students online through their Banner Information System account after they've registered for their Spring Quarter courses. The payment plan divides a student's quarterly charges into three equal installments for the quarter. The application deadline is March 16, 2012. Read more about payment options and methods.

Featured Event

Community Chapel, Featuring Bernice King - February 28

Bernice King

The Reverend Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. will be the guest speaker at this very special Chapel.

Enjoy musical excerpts from "Montage for Martin," composed by Stephen Michael Newby and Ja Jahannes.

Other Events

Spring Vacation - March 17-27
Residence halls closed.

Save-the-Date: Downtown Business Breakfast - April 11
This year's Downtown Business Breakfast speaker is David Brooks, one of America's most prominent cultural and political commentators. Hear what he has to say in his on-campus, free public lecture at 1 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons.

Save-the-Date: Dad's Day - May 5
Information coming soon.

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