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UW Global Campus Photo Contest


You’re invited to enter the Global Campus Photo Contest! The contest open to the whole UW community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Enter by October 28.

More details:
Photos can reflect study, research, or travel outside the U.S. Photos from international Huskies are also welcome. Top photos will be displayed as art at the Study Abroad Fair on November 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the HUB Ballroom. People attending the fair will be invited to vote for their favorites. The winning photos will be enlarged, framed, and displayed in the Office of Global Affairs in Gerberding Hall and at UW Study Abroad.

Learn more and enter at:

UW Graduate School Fair – October 25th

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Save-the-date: UW Graduate School Fair, Oct. 25th

You’re invited to the UW Graduate School Fair on October 25th, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Intellectual House on the UW campus in Seattle.

The UW Graduate School Fair provides a forum for you to meet representatives from local and national graduate programs, representing over one hundred various graduate degrees. Graduate school is a great step towards helping you pursue your goals and passions, allowing you to immerse yourself into an area of study that will propel you into a future career. Graduate programs include both masters and doctorate degrees, and there are a multitude of programs to explore. The UW Graduate School Fair brings a wide variety of programs to you, here on the UW campus in Seattle.

Current UW students and alumni, as well as local community members, are invited to attend the UW Graduate School Fair. Registration is not required, and this event is free for participants (students, alum, etc.) There is no required dress code for the fair. Just come as you are, ready to learn more about the graduate programs represented.

Information for students:

List of participating graduate programs:

Map to the Intellectual House:

The UW Graduate School Fair is hosted by the UW Graduate and Professional Advisors Association (UW GPAA), and sponsored by the UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, UW Tacoma Institute of Technology, UW Foster School of Business, UW School of Social Work, and the UW Information School.

See you on October 25th!

Job Opportunity – Washington State Department of Transportation

Visit this webpage to apply:

The Opportunity:

WSDOT’s Toll Division has an outstanding opportunity for an enterprising communications professional who wants to be a part of one of the most dynamic and fastest growing offices in the agency. This an ideal situation for an experienced creative communications expert who thrives on taking initiative and can both work individually as well as collaboratively on engrossing yet highly rewarding projects. This professional will have the responsibility of developing strategic communication plans and reports, building the Toll Division’s social media presence and conducting community outreach.

The successful candidate will be responsible for responding to stakeholder inquiries in an effective, professional and thoughtful manner. Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships to deliver effective and timely information to the public and media will be paramount. In addition, the ideal candidate is resourceful and enjoys the challenge of developing creative solutions to overcome obstacles.

Our top candidate has experience working in a fast-paced environment with limited direction. They must also have a proven track record of successful project management with a varied skillset that includes strategic planning, public outreach, consensus building, relationship building, and excellent writing skills.

WSDOT also offers outstanding benefits, a generous amount of paid time off, choice of state retirement programs, advancement opportunities, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information regarding our comprehensive benefits package.

Restoration and Environmental Education Internships with Seattle Tilth

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Healthy forests, healthy food! Seattle Tilth is recruiting interns to help restore the wetlands and forests at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Seattle’s largest urban farm. This is a great opportunity to gain experience while make a lasting difference in the community. The intern position will take place during the academic year, 8 to 16 hours per week, with the potential to continue during the summer. In addition to leading volunteer work parties, we are especially looking for someone with interest and expertise in native plant propagation and/or environmental education. Find out more and apply today!

GO! Scholarships are Now Open

The Global Opportunities office in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity is accepting applications for the GO!, Fritz, and GO! STEMXchange scholarships for study abroad. These undergraduate awards range between $2,000 to $5,000. Students whose programs begin during winter or spring quarter 2017 should apply during the fall application cycle. The application deadline for all three of these scholarships is October 25. Students who plan to begin study abroad in the summer or fall of 2017 should wait and apply in the spring (look for announcements about the spring application cycle in winter quarter). To apply or obtain more information about scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit the Global Opportunities webpage:

The first writing workshop for these awards is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th from 6-7pm in MGH 171. The purpose of this workshop is to give students guidance as they begin writing their application essays. Students can sign up to attend the workshop through the Global Opportunities webpage as well as through starting an online application for any of these awards. More advanced writing sessions will be offered as we move closer to the deadline. If you have questions about study abroad program offerings or course credit, please visit the UW Study Abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall (they offer drop-in advising between 10am-4pm daily) or e-mail

If you have questions about these scholarship programs or would like to set up a scholarship advising appointment, please email

NW Urban Environmental Planning & Tribal Sovereignty – Register Now!

Northwest Urban Environmental Planning & Tribal Sovereignty
T URB 490, Special Topics in Urban Studies
Tuesday / Thursday
Classroom: JOY 211
5 credits (I&S, fulfils W requirement)
University of Washington Tacoma Campus

*Hybrid: 4 Thursday classes held online; 4 Thursday classes for site visits.

Learn about the connections between waterway protection, tribal sovereignty, and sustainable urban development. Collaborative planning for shoreline resources is an important area of urban environmental management, in the Puget Sound region and around the world. Local tribes have been national leaders on these issues, influencing urban planning and co-management regimes throughout the United States.

· Visit local sites with worldwide significance for indigenous rights and urban environmental restoration
· Explore the role between legal standing, property rights, and urban spatial development – land and water
· Read about and discuss local innovations in urban land and resource management
· Develop your own written essays, using published research, online exercises, and in-class workshops

Dr. Anne Taufen Wessells is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies, and teaches in the Sustainable Urban Development (BA) and Community Planning (MA) degree programs. She studies collaborative governance and spatial planning, with a focus on urban waterfronts and environmental justice.

For questions, contact or 253-692-5880.

Vertically Integrated Projects – Register Now!

Register now for a one or two credit course this Autumn quarter this is cross-listed as CSE 495 or ENGR 297/497, Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP). We have two active projects under VIP this year: (1) AccessMap – Accessible Routing and Navigation, (2) OSRead – Open Source Literacy Intervention Platform.

VIP team members typically commit 3-7 hours per week if registered for 1 credit and 7-12 hours per week if registered for 2 credits. Please read below about each of these projects and the structure of the VIP program. With any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact

The VIP course structure: continuity, technical depth, and disciplinary breadth
This course operates in conjunction with the University of Washington Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) Program, which supports hands-on, project-based, graduate and undergraduate research and exploration. The VIP Program operates in a research and development context, with teams of students and faculty working on real-world projects. Undergraduate students that participate in VIP earn academic credit for their participation in design/discovery efforts that assist faculty and graduate students with research and development issues in their areas of expertise.

The teams are:

Multidisciplinary – drawing students from all disciplines on campus;
Vertically-integrated – maintaining a mix of sophomores through PhD students each quarter;
Long-term – each undergraduate student may participate in a project for up to three years and each graduate student may participate for the duration of their graduate career. The longevity of students’ involvement enables the completion of large-scale design/discovery projects that are of significant benefit to research programs.

Additional information regarding VIP at UW can be found at

Health & Wellness Trainings and Workshop Offerings for 2016-2017


Alcohol Skills Training Program / 1 hr
This is an interactive overview of strategies to reduce the harms associated with alcohol use. We review standard drink content, blood alcohol concentration and effects, sex differences, tolerance, and strategies for those who do choose to drink on how to do so in a less dangerous or less risky way. Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff

Marijuana / 1 hr
This is an interactive discussion that addresses current laws in Washington as well as health effects of marijuana most relevant to college students, including cognitive effects, cardiovascular effects, impact on sleep, signs of withdrawal, “the munchies,” interactions with alcohol, and Q&A about other drugs. Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff


Mental Health Training / 1 hr 30 min.
This workshop invites participants to engage in a dynamic conversation about mental health and the myths, perceptions and stigma that surround it. Participants will learn about suicide prevention, receive strategies on how to support others, as well as receive information about on-campus resources and supports. Workshop led by Professional Staff in Health & Wellness

PHE: Let’s Talk About Mental Health / 1hr 30 min
This program is similar to our Mental Health Training but led by our Peer Health Educators. This workshop is great for students wanting a peer perspective on mental health. This workshop aims to reduce stigma, to promote strategies on how to support others, and to offer information about on-campus resources and supports. Workshop led by Peer Health Educators trained by Health & Wellness


Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Prevention / 1 hr 15 min.
This is a foundational discussion of the continuum of interpersonal violence, UW campus norms, supporting friends and survivors and how students can engage as active bystanders and campus leaders in creating a safer campus culture. Introduces strategies from Green Dot Training. Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff

Consent Chats Part 1: Relationship Skills and Boundaries / 1 hr 15 min.
This interactive discussion focuses on helping students cultivate the types of relationships they want, identify personal boundaries, and discuss norms and practices of sexual consent.
Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff

Consent Chats Part 2: Communication Skills / 1 hr 15 min.
This interactive discussion will advance the conversation about sexual consent with a focus on communication skills and changing campus norms around consent and sex-positivity. Groups must complete Consent Chats part 1 before scheduling this workshop.Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff

Relationship Violence and Stalking / 1 hr 15 min.
This discussion focuses on the dynamics of relationship violence, stalking, UW campus norms, how to support friends and survivors and how students can engage as active bystanders in creating a safer campus culture. Introduces strategies from Green Dot Training. Program led by Health & Wellness Professional Staff

Green Dot Overview / 1 hr +
The Green Dot program aims to reduce and prevent interpersonal violence at UW. This discussion focuses on the importance of being an active bystander and campus leader in changing culture at UW. Program led by Green Dot Staff

Green Dot Bystander Training / 6 hrs – Offered once per quarter
This full-day training enhances students’ skills in being an active bystander and campus leader in preventing interpersonal violence on campus. We will examine dynamics of violence, barriers to intervening, and explore creative solutions for interrupting violence. Participants will gain confidence in their skills and enhance their understanding of solutions to intervene in situations in ways that feel safe and comfortable. Program led by Certified Green Dot Trainers

Seattle MESA – Tutoring Program

Seattle MESA

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you. If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks at or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:
· Earn up to 10 elective credits
· Develop your teaching/training skills
· Build confidence in your STEM subject area
· Work with other great volunteers
· Positively motivate and mentor a student
· Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Won’t you help MESA as we help our students excel. Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today.