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Monday, April 15, 2013 | Spring Quarter, Week 4

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Featured Event

Reconciliation Summit: Engaging Our Campus, Changing the World

Continuing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

This 4 day summit is an opportunity to gather as a community and collectively address questions of reconciliation, diversity, and intercultural competency on our campus.  All events are free and open to the public.  Visit the Reconcilation Summit page for more information, and check out the event details below.  Sponsored by the SOT Reconciliation Studies Minor in partnership with ASSP and the John Perkins Center.

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Cultural Engagement Fair

11 a.m. –2 p.m., Weter Hall Lounge

Student-Led Panel: "Does Cultural Competency Matter?"

3 –5 p.m., Otto Miller Hall

Moderated by Dr. Brian Bantum.  Refreshments provided.

Community Conversation: Becoming Reconcilers

7 p.m., Upper Gwinn

With Dr. John Perkins, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Dr. Ron Ruthruff, and Dr. Kim Segall.   Welcome and introduction by SPU President Dan Martin.  Refreshments provided.


John Perkins Eighth Annual Lecture

9:30 a.m., First Free Methodist Church

John Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement, returns to SPU for his annual lecture. 

More information.

Community Leaders Forum on Intercultural Competency

3 –5 p.m., Otto Miller Hall

With Dr. Andrew Larson, Dr. Stephen Newby, and Matt and Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi.  Moderated by Dr. David Leong.  Refreshments provided.

Justice Speaks Community Forum: Coming to the Table

7 p.m., Upper Gwinn

Join the John Perkins Center, with guests Thomas DeWolf, John Perkins, and Tali Hairston, for a unique engagement in working together on the themes of faith, racial justice and equity, as reflected in Taproot Theatre's production of "The Whipping Man."  

More information.

Women's Self Defense Workshop

7-9 p.m., Falcon's Lounge in Royal Brougham

Come learn basic self-defense techniques and safety strategies.  Sponsored by Safety and Security as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Register online or by calling 206-281-2922 (x2922 on campus).



Faculty and Staff Forum: Student Petition: Next Steps

3 –5 p.m., Library Seminar Room

With Dr. Kerry Dearborn, Billy Vo, Dr. Brian Chin, Dr. Debra Sequeira, Susan Okamoto Lane, and Tali Hairston.  Moderated by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil.   Welcome and introduction by SPU President Dan Martin.  Refreshments provided.

Social Venture Plan Competition

2 –6 p.m., Weter Hall Lounge / Martin Square

On display: entries in the annual Social Venture Plan Competition - ideas for sustainable businesses that meet real needs.  It's all about competition, innovation, creating social benefit... and thousands in prize money!  And since you decide the $500 People's Choice Award, please come let your voice be heard!  More information.


8:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn

Acts 3-7: "Witnesses to the unfolding work of God"

More information.



Letters to Sala

7:30 p.m., McKinley-Bach Theatre

A play  by Arlene Hutton, based on the book Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story by Ann Kirschner.  The true story of a young girl interned in Nazi labor camps kept alive by more than 300 letters of hope mailed or smuggled to her by family and friends on the outside.



grace: Prayer and Communion

7:30-8 a.m., Alexander Chapel

Rob Wall, Th.D., Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies

Hawaiian Luau

7-9 p.m., Martin Square/Weter Hall

Come and enjoy a taste of Hawaii's culture and aloha spirit!  Join the Ohana O Hawaii Club for a traditional Hawaiian Luau.  There will be delicious food, crafts, and entertainment by Sunshine from Polynesia.  Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and food goes quickly!  Mahalo.

Letters to Sala

7:30 p.m., McKinley-Bach Theatre



Zumba with SALSA Club

10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Royal Brougham Pavillion

Aerobic fitness and dance routines done to a combination of fast and slow rhythms of Latin music is presented to all SPU students for free.  Questions?  Contact SALSA Club.

Letters to Sala

7:30 p.m., McKinley-Bach Theatre




5 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

Join other SPU students and FFMC families for multi-generational and multi-ethnic worship, relevant biblical teaching, and a family-style meal. Worship and Word will take place at 5 p.m., followed by dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact University Ministries for more information.



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Register Now for Senior Salute!

Join 200 of your closest SPU friends on the evening of Friday, May 10, for an early graduation party for the Class of 2013, hosted on the high seas.  Come enjoy good company, great food, and a chance to learn about how Young Alumni Council can support you in the transition from SPU.  Tickets are $25 and include a three-hour cruise around Lake Washington and Lake Union, heavy appetizers and dessert, and a one-of-a-kind Miir water bottle.  Buy tickets or get more information.


Study Tables

Come study with peer tutors and other students!  At Study Tables, you can ask questions, review class content, learn effective study strategies, and gain confidence.  Tutoring is free and located in the Center for Learning in Lower Moyer Hall unless otherwise noted.  Find the schedule and classes covered here.


You Could Win $500!

Undergrads: Complete your MoneyWise assignments by May 20 to be eligible for a $500 scholarship drawing.  The program is offered at no cost, and the assignments don't take long to complete.  Details about the program and assignments are here.  Questions?  Contact SFS.


April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Participate in several events on campus to raise awareness about sexual violence and join the effort to prevent it.  Look for posters around campus or details in Loopy.


Summer Housing Applications

Summer housing applications are now available in the Office of University Services.  In order to be eligible for summer housing, you must be a continuing residential student AND meet one of the following criteria:

- be registered for classes Summer Quarter OR

- be registered for classes for Autumn Quarter OR

- be a graduating senior.  Questions? Contact University Services by email or by calling 206-281-2188.



For scholarship information, visit the Student Financial Services website.


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