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In the Loop

February 2013  |  Volume 7, Issue 2

Austria and Switzerland

SPU's Newest Study Abroad Programs
By Brittany Carlson, Study Abroad program assistant

Seattle Pacific University is pleased to offer students a new three-week summer program in Austria and Switzerland, beginning Summer 2013. Austria and Switzerland are two countries with some of the most progressive environmental standards in the world.

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Check This Out


Recently, all enrolled undergraduate students were invited to participate in MoneyWise, a free, online financial education program. Completion of all assignments in their MoneyWise course, determined by class level, will make the students eligible for one of two $500 scholarships. Learn more about the MoneyWise program.


The Importance of Internships
Internships are great opportunities for students to explore career interests, gain critical skills specific to professional disciplines, and increase marketability to employers. Senior Chloe Sandvik is currently doing her third internship: "My first internship was with a nonprofit called Krochet Kids International. The following summer I worked as a retail sales intern for Nordstrom, and this year I am a Peer Career Advisor at the Center for Career and Calling. My internships have helped me gain a sense of my skillset. My advice to students is to do at least one internship while in college. It’s an incredibly valuable experience, and it’s a great résumé builder."


SPU Is on Twitter
Get up-to-the-moment SPU information by following SPU’s Twitter feed, @SPUnews. Learn about events, sports, and all the happenings on campus.

2013-14 FAFSA

2013-14 FAFSA
If your student is planning to use financial aid next year (2013-14), it's time to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must file no later than June 1, 2013, to receive priority consideration. Apply online at www.fafsa.gov.

Spring Quarter

Spring Quarter Payment Plan
The Spring Quarter online payment plan application will be available between now and March 15, 2013. More information can be found on the Student Financial Services payment website.


Autumn Quarter Dean’s List
The Dean’s List for Autumn Quarter is now available.

Featured events

James Davidson Hunter

Inaugural Symposium-- February 26

On Tuesday, February 26, SPU will host an Inaugural Year Symposium with sociologist James Davison Hunter, author of the acclaimed book To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. Known for his thoughtful analysis of culture, historical perspective, and deep Christian faith, Hunter has brought fresh thinking to the conversation about how Christians can “change the world.” Events include a community chapel and lecture; a faculty panel for students; a creative competition for students; and an evening lecture open to the public.

Dad's Day

Dad’s Day -- April 13

SPU Dad’s Day is a great chance for you to bond with your SPU daughter or son, meet his or her friends, get on campus, and have some fun. Enjoy delicious food, breakfast entertainment, and a Seattle Sounders FC game. Come make some memories! Register now.

Other events

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