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Monday, March 3, 2014 | Winter Quarter, Week 9

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Featured Events

The Dining Room - One ActsStudent-Directed One-Acts:

The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney

Tuesday through Saturday, 7:309:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio

Act I Directed by Erin Barber; Act II Directed by Molly Warner
Tickets are $6 General Admission. More details.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book cover

Charlie and the Chocolate Party

Thursday, 6:308:30 p.m., Collegium

Join the Inklings club to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Watch the film, win golden ticket raffle prizes, and sample Seattle's finest chocolate. More details.




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LegosCommuter TNT: LEGO Building Competition

5–7 p.m., Collegium

All SPU commuters are invited. This week: show your pint-sized engineering skills and creativity by participating in our LEGO contest! Prizes will be awarded, and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Student Programs.

Silent No More: Stories of Abortion

7–8:30 p.m., Demaray 150

Three women affiliated with the organization “Silent No More” will share how they were impacted by their choice to have an abortion, followed by questions and mingling. Desserts will be served. Sponsored by SPU Students for Life.

The Bridge Screening

7:30–9:30 p.m., Collegium

As part of Suicide Prevention and Awareness week, NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) club is showing the documentary, The Bridge.. There will be a brief discussion following the movie, and snacks will be provided.



11:10 a.m.–12 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

This week: Pastor Harvey Drake, Senior Pastor at Emerald City Bible Fellowship, Voices from Seattle. More information.

Sharpen Commuter Lunch

121 p.m., Kingswood House

Off-campus and CHA students are invited to join Sharpen for lunch every Tuesday after Gather. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options available.

The Dining Room

7:30–9:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio


Ash WednesdayAsh Wednesday Service

12:30–1:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

At this service we will be led in contemplative worship by guest liturgist Jeff Johnson and violinist Wendy Goodwin. You will also be invited to receive the traditional mark of ashes, if you wish, on your forehead or the back of your hand.

New Residence Hall Blessing Ceremony

3–4 p.m., SUB Gazebo Room

Read some of the blessings written by students and contribute your own. A prayer walk to the new residence hall will be led by Relinquish at 3:45 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Screening of The Line

7–8:30 p.m. Demaray 150

Join Urban Involvement for a screening of Sojourners' "The Line," documenting the stories of Americans living at or below the poverty line. A panel discussion will follow with representatives from local agencies addressing poverty in Seattle.

Community Bible Study: Gospel of John

7–8:30 p.m., Fine Center at FFMC

The Dining Room

7:30–9:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio


8:30–9:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn

This week: John 18-19


Blood Drive

11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed from 2-3 p.m.), Tiffany Loop

Help save a life today - give blood! The Bloodmobile will be parked at Tiffany Loop on Thursday and Friday. Reserve a time online for a shorter wait. Don't forget to bring photo ID when you donate!

Light the NightLight the Night: A Conversation About Suicide

6–8 p.m., Demaray 150

Join students and a variety of speakers to discuss how suicide has affected their lives and how this occurrence influences the greater world. After the panel there will be an optional interactive activity taking place in Martin Square. Sponsored by NAPS Club.

Charlie and the Chocolate Party

6:30–8:30 p.m., Collegium

More details here and above.

Orchestra Concert

7:30–9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

The Dining Room

7:30–9:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio


Blood Drive

11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed from 2-3 p.m.), Tiffany Loop

Reserve a time online.


12:30–1 p.m., Demaray Chapel at FFMC

This week: Bruce Baker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business Ethics. More information.

Choir Concert

7:30–9:30 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

The Dining Room

7:30–9:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio



10 a.m.–noon, Royal Brougham Pavilion

Zumba is a fun, challenging, and intense workout, blending fitness and dance with upbeat latin rhythms. The event is free and for all
students. Two sessions: 10 a.m.11 a.m. and 11 a.m.12 p.m. Sponsored by SALSA Club.

The Dining Room

7:30–9:30 p.m., McKinley Hall Studio

Film FestEmerson Film Fest

7:30–9:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn

Experience the talented directing and acting of the residents in their own films. These films will be viewed and judged in an Oscar Style setting. Dress to impress! Cost is $5 at the door or $3 if you bring a canned food.


FM1 Worship Service

6:21 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

Free dinner at 6:21pm, followed by an eclectic, contemporary/gospel style worship service at 7:01pm in the Sanctuary.

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Blessing SPU's New Residence Hall

Student Life encourages you to write a blessing for the new residence hall. All of these blessings will be sealed in a time capsule that will go into the new residence hall. Mini stations are located in the lobby of every residence hall, in Weter, and at the Unicom desk in the SUB. Please add your blessing by the end of the day today!


Cascade Kindle Contest

Cascade Kindle Contest

Pre-order a yearbook before March 19th and enter a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite! Email questions and pre-order online.

SPU Payment Plan Is Online

The 2013-2014 Spring Quarter Three Installment Payment Plan application deadline is March 14, 2014. Read more.


Meal Plan Changes

Complete a Meal Plan Change form in the Office of University Services between February 27 and March 19 to change your plan for Spring Quarter.


Win a Giftcard to Barnes & Nobles, Chipotle, Dick's, or Molly Moon's

The SPU Library is reviewing the technological tools, training, and spaces we provide to students and needs your input. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential. No identifying links between responses and respondents will be retained, and only combined data will be reported and used for research purposes. Click here for the survey. The survey will be open until March 14.


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You Could Win $500!

Complete your MoneyWise tasks by May 1st to be eligible for the $500 scholarship drawing! The program is offered at no cost and each completed task provides you with an entry into the drawing. Details about the program is available here. Questions? Contact Debbie Bristol in SFS.


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