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In the Loop

November 2012  |  Volume 6, Issue 10


Student Acheiver

SPU's Young Alumni Council Honors Student Achievers

Seniors Katie Ewton and Katie Thralls have each received this year's Young Alumni Council Scholarship. The scholarship was formed in 2002 by the Young Alumni Council who saw the value of giving back to a current SPU senior who diligently serves the community, excels academically, and actively lives the SPU mission to engage the culture and change the world. This year is the ninth and 10th scholarship Young Alumni Council has awarded.

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Check This Out

Mom's Weekend   Mom's Weekend Recap

Mom's Weekend was full of happy reunions and lots of fun. Parents traveled to Seattle from near and far to greet their SPU students, many of whom they hadn't seen since Welcome Week.

On Saturday, November 3, nearly 280 moms and students filled Upper Gwinn to enjoy brunch with one another and a student-emceed, student-designed, and student-modeled fashion show, highlighting SPU's burgeoning Clothing and Textiles Department. Parent Council President Marie Anderson hosted an interview with Pam Martin, wife of SPU President Dan Martin, and alum-turned-professor Sharleen Kato '82 introduced young alumnae Carlynne Morrison '10 and Angela Bees '07, who shared how life at SPU prepared them for vocational exploration and success. It was a wonderful gathering, and we hope you'll join us next year for another great day! Stay tuned for Dad's Day details -- a date will be announced following the release of the Seattle Sounders' spring schedule.

Check out photos from the event.

Veteran's Day   SPU Pays Tribute to Veterans Day

A panel of SPU student veterans and military personnel shared their stories of service on November 8. Many SPU students, faculty, and staff appreciated the chance to observe this holiday and to recognize the sacrifice that these students have made on behalf of our country.

Christmas Packages   Christmas Care Packages

Each year, during finals week in December, the SPU Residence Life staff distributes care packages to all students living in residence halls, campus houses, and campus apartments. As a parent or guardian, you should have received a letter inviting you to write a personal note to your student and to contribute $4 to offset the cost of the various goodies included in the gift bag. If your student is living in a residence hall, campus house, or campus apartment, but you have not received your letter yet, please call the Office of Residence Life at 206-281-2043.

Winter   Winter Registration This Week

Registration for Winter Quarter was November 13-16. Students had appointment times scheduled based on their class standing and number of college credits earned. If your student has any questions we have many resources available. Student Financial Services and the Office of Student Employment can be reached at sfs-info@spu.edu. Student Academic Services (Registration and Academic Counseling) may be emailed at sasinfo@spu.edu. The Center for Career and Calling and the Center for Learning are also available.

Martin Square   SPU Payment Plan Is Online

The 2012-2013 Winter Quarter Three Installment Payment Plan application is available to all students online through their Banner Information System account after they've registered for their Winter Quarter courses. The payment plan divides a student's quarterly charges into three equal installments for the quarter. The application deadline is December 7, 2012. Read more about payment options and methods.

Featured Event



Kick off the holiday season with Tradition, SPU's annual Christmas event -- now in its 27th season! Created and run by SPU students, Tradition provides an evening of merriment, lights, and storytelling in Tiffany Loop. Hot cider, loud sweaters, caroling, face painting, and jolly Santas make this event one of the most popular celebrations of the year. Come to campus Friday evening, November 30, at 7 p.m., and share in this festive time.

Other Events

Homecoming -- January 24-26

Plan now to join the entire SPU "family" of students, faculty, alumni, and other parents and families for SPU's Homecoming 2013.

Don't miss a campus bursting with Homecoming activity.


  • Meet SPU's new president, Daniel J. Martin.
  • Tip-Off with SPU Falcon Men's basketball.
  • Watch SPU actors strut their stuff on stage.
  • Enjoy the Homecoming Celebration Chapel and Homecoming Luncheon.

All Alumni: Watch for the Homecoming brochure mailing soon or visit spu.edu/homecoming. We can't wait to see you!

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