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In the Loop

May 2012  |  Volume 6, Issue 5

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SPU Students Compete to Become Fulbright Scholars

By Margaret Diddams

The Fulbright Program is a prestigious scholarship that honors students who have graduated from college or who are currently in graduate school to study in a different country for a full year, all expenses paid. Read more.

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Social Venture Plan Competition Winners of the Social Venture Plan Competition

A social venture idea called "The Protosong Project" was the $2,500 grand prize winner in the Donald B. Summers Memorial Social Venture Plan Competition (SVPC) at SPU on April 18. More than 80 judges representing the business, non-profit, academic, and professional community had 21 competing teams to choose from. HomeSlice came in second, winning the $1,500 Pioneer Award. Additionally, nearly 500 students, faculty, staff, and guests got to vote for their favorite project of the afternoon. The people's choice award of $500 was given to Grounded. Learn more about the plans and this year's competition.

John Perkins Lectures John Perkins Lectures on iTunes U

Did you miss the latest John Perkins lecture held at SPU? Have no fear! You can listen to it and other past lectures on iTunes U. On April 24, Dr. Perkins spoke on changing the world and changing the culture through forgiveness. Listen to this special lecture.

2012 Dad's Day Dad's Day Was a Success!

Fathers, sons, and daughters got a "kick" out of the May 5th Dad's Day at SPU. More than 375 attended the sold-out event, which included a pancake breakfast and the Seattle Sounders vs. Philadelphia Union match at CenturyLink Field. Thanks for participating, and thank you to the SPU Parent Council, and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations for hosting!

Facebook Logo SPU Facebook Pages for Alumni and Friends

If you are an SPU alumna or alumnus, be sure to visit a Facebook page designed just for you. Highlights include the highly popular Friday Photo. It's a blast from the past you won't want to miss. There is a second SPU Facebook page designed for world-wide visitors, friends, alumni, and parents where we post thoughtful content designed to increase your knowledge and deepen your faith. Take a look and tell us what you think.

SPU Memorial Day Observance SPU Memorial Day Observance

A special Memorial Day Observance, including a flag retirement and remembrance ceremony, will take place at the flag pole in Tiffany Loop on Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.m. SPU students and alumni killed in action since World War II will be remembered, including Nic Madrazo, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2008. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Margaret Brown in the Department of Psychology at mbrown@spu.edu if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Veteran and Military Support Cadre.

Student Moving-Out Time It's Almost Moving-Out Time!

Residence halls close for summer break on Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m., while graduating seniors have until Sunday, June 10, to vacate campus housing. Make sure your student prepares for this often stressful time. Questions? Contact housing@spu.edu.

New Student Advising New Student Advising Reminder

New Student Orientation is filling up quickly! This is a two-part program comprised of New Student Advising and Welcome Week. New students should sign up for both these required events as soon as possible.

Featured Event

2012 Commencement -- June 8-9

Commencement 2012

SPU celebrates the 2011-12 graduates in several ceremonies starting on June 8, 2012, with Graduate Hooding, Ivy Cutting, and Baccalaureate. Commencement is on June 9 at Seattle's Key Arena. All information regarding Commencement can be found on the Commencement event website.

Spring Arts Events

Wind Symphony Concert May 18
Percussion Concert May 29
Orchestra Concert May 31
Senior Design Student Showcase May 31-June 8
Choral Concert June 1
Interior and Fashion Student Design Showcase June 5

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