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Monday, January 13, 2014 | Winter Quarter, Week 2

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Featured Events

ORP EventOutdoor Adventurers: Graham Zimmerman

Thursday, January 16

7p.m., Demaray 150 (doors open at 6:30pm)

SPU's Outdoor Recreation Program is bringing Graham Zimmerman, a professional alpinist sponsored by Outdoor Research, to campus to speak on pursuing adventure in the outdoors and share stories of his adventures in Alaska, Patagonia, New Zealand, and all over the world. Come hear Graham's incredible stories, be inspired, and have an opportunity to win free outdoor gear and apparel from Outdoor Research. Tickets are limited and are available for $5 here before the event or for $7 at the door.

Senior Week

Monday, January 13, through Thursday, January 16

Senior WeekAll students are welcome to the free workshops designed to prepare you for life after graduation. Stop by the Senior Week table in the SUB today or in the CCC all week to pick up your Senior Week ticket, then bring your ticket when you attend Senior Week sessions. Three stamps on your ticket earns you a FREE professional leather portfolio. Don't miss out on the great information or the snazzy free gear! Senior Week events are listed in red below, and a detailed schedule is available here.



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Senior Week Kick-Off

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., The SUB

Stop by the Senior Week table in the SUB to pick up your ticket and a cookie! The Senior Week ticket includes a detailed list of the week's workshops. Bring your ticket to each workshop you attend and receive a stamp. At the end of the week, take your ticket with at least three stamps to the Alumni Center and receive a free professional leather portfolio.

Is Graduate School for You?

12:30–1:20 p.m., Eaton 112

Dr. Margaret Diddams: Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, Professor of Psychology, SPU

People Prowess: The Art of Professionalism

3–4:20 p.m., Eaton 112

Mary M. Mitchell: Etiquette Expert, Author, International Speaker

Credibility at Work: Why it Matters and How it Grows

4:30–5:30 p.m., Demaray 150

Richard Dahlstrom: Senior Pastor, Bethany Community Church, Author, International Speaker

Commuter TNT: Ice CreamCommuter TNT: Ice Cream!

5–7 p.m., Collegium

All SPU undergrads who live off campus are invited to the Collegium every Monday evening to meet other commuters and Try New Things. On future Mondays, you'll have a chance to participate in intriguing activities such as a sushi-making workshop, karaoke, or an art session. We're starting off simple tonight with something everyone loves: free ice cream! Sponsored by the Office of Student Programs.




gather The Book of John11:10 a.m.–12 p.m., First Free Methodist Church

This week: Jeff Keuss, Ph.D., Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture; Associate Dean, Seminary, Lectio: John. More information.

Sharpen Commuter Lunch

12-1 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.

Managing Your Money

12–12:40 p.m., Eaton 112

Jeff Southard: Financial Awareness Trainer, Educational Credit Management Corporation

How to Rock Your Next Interview

3–4:20 p.m., Eaton 112

Daniel Hallak: Professional Development Specialist, SPU MBA Program, Career Coach, Speaker, Trainer

The Time Between Dreams: How to Navigate Uncertainty in Your Life and Work

7:15–8:45 p.m., Bertona 1

Carol Vecchio: Founder, Centerpoint Institute, Author, Speaker, Career Counselor


Never Truly Quiet: Control What Your Attire Says About You

12:30–1:20 p.m., Demaray 150

Dr. Raedene Copeland: Professor of Clothing and Textiles, SPU, Professional Development Consultant

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Put Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work

4:30–5:30 p.m., Bertona 1

Karrie Sutkus, Jacqui Smith-Bates, Carla Orlando, and Patty Farmer, SPU Center for Career and Calling

Community Bible Study: Gospel of John

6:30–8:10 p.m., Fine Center at FFMC

You’re invited to participate in an engaging and enlightening “head, heart, and hands” study of the Gospel of John. Register online, or by contacting the Center for Biblical and Theological Education at or 206-378-5415. More information.


8:30–9:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn

This week: John 2-4


Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well

11:10 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Bertona 1

Dr. Barry Gjerdrum: Wellness Expert, Owner of Lifestyle Chiropractic

Marketing Yourself into Your First Job

3–4:20 p.m., Bertona 1

Elizabeth Atcheson: Career Coach, Professional Trainer

Web Slinging and World ChangingWeb-Slinging and World Changing: Career Guidance from Spider-Man, the Puritans, and a Hospital Janitor

7–8:30 p.m., Upper Gwinn

Featuring: Dr. Bryan Dik: Professor of Psychology, CSU, Co-founder of jobZology, Author, Speaker

How can you discern and live out your calling? Many Christians go about it the wrong way. This talk will address common myths and misconceptions that can disrupt the process, and give you practical steps that will bring joy and meaning to your work, wherever your career may take you.

Outdoor Adventurers: Graham Zimmerman

7p.m., Demaray 150 (doors open at 6:30pm)

Come hear Graham's incredible stories, be inspired, and have an opportunity to win free outdoor gear and apparel from Outdoor Research.



12:30–1 p.m., Demaray Chapel at FFMC

This week: Jason Groenink, M.Div., Free Methodist Pastor. More information.

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Do You Have Places to Go and People to See?

Use one of the Zipcars on SPU's campus! Zipcar now has a partnership with SPU's Office of Safety and Security, enabling you to join Zipcar if you are 18 years or older. Visit to learn more and to sign up. You can get $15 of driving credit with the code SEASPUSTUDENT15. Questions? Contact Garrett McGuire.


Work for Image

Are you an accounting/business major/minor? Image is looking for a bookkeeping clerk who is diligent, meticulous, and responsible about the daily details. The position should take between 3 and 8 hours per week and needs to be worked from our office on the SPU campus. Hours are very flexible. Find more details here.


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