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Arctic Minor and Cupcakes!

The Canadian Studies Center will hold a student information session about the Arctic Studies Minor and courses next Thursday, December 11 at 2:30-3:30pm in THO 317. If you are interested in learning more about the minor and what courses that will soon be offered towards the minor, please attend! Cupcakes will be available! (Who doesn't want free cupcakes?)

Be a tour guide at UW!

While the freshman application for Summer/Autumn 2015 closed on Monday, the Office of Admissions is starting another important recruitment cycle. We’re hiring the next talented class of student tour guides. The position pays $10/hour and is open to all students. Tour guides usually work two to four hours per week, except during the spring rush in March and April, where they can work upwards of 19.5 hours per week. We are especially intersted in students fluent in more than one language.




This January 19, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  by joining a community of volunteers, ready to provide vital people-power to organizations that support King County’s most vulnerable populations. Each year the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service inspires more than 1,000 volunteers to donate their time to nonprofit organizations for day-long service projects that make a difference for months to come.

Join UW students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends in this annual day of service by building a team as a project leader or by registering individually for a public project. Project leaders will have the ability to design their service experience by selecting the project that most draws their interest and by building a personal team of friends and partners. If you are interested in signing up for a service project as an individual, keep in mind, there will be more options as we get closer to the day of the event.

Also, don’t forget to join us for a celebratory kick-off. Come together with other volunteers and community members in recognizing the service and activism the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has inspired on:

January 19, 2015
8am - 9am
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
*Morning beverages and pastries will be provided

The MLK Day of Service is produced in partnership by the UW’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center and United Way of King County.



Master of Science in Information Management

MSIM Information Session: Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Allen Auditorium
No RSVP is necessary for this session. If you are unable to attend in person, you can do so virtually. Log into the session at the designated time and sign in as a guest.
If you have questions or need directions, please email iask@uw.edu. Full event information at https://ischool.uw.edu/events/msim-information-session-10.

Click here to find out more of what you can do with a Master’s Degree in Information Management.  And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alumni are doing.


A symposium highlighting five years of work on the Diversity Blueprint,
featuring promising practices, research results, legal updates, and
networking opportunities. Sponsored by the University Diversity Council

Friday, January 30, 2015
8:30 am–4:00 pm
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
Tentative Agenda
Symposium Schedule
Morning Sessions

8:30 – 9:00                  Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:15                Leadership and Structures for Diversity
Sheila Edwards Lange, Vice President & Vice Provost, Minority Affairs
& Diversity
Sharon Parker, Assistant Chancellor for Equity & Diversity, UW Tacoma
Terryl Ross, Director of Diversity, Chancellor's Office, UW Bothell
10:15 – 10:30              Break
10:30 – 11:45              Concurrent Sessions

  1. Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention
  2.  Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment & Retention
  3.  Climate

Afternoon Sessions

1:30 – 3:00                  Concurrent Sessions

  1. Faculty Recruitment and Retention 
  2. Staff Recruitment and Retention
  3.  Best Practices for Teaching Diversity

Presented by Center for Teaching and Learning
3:00 – 4:00                  Wrap-up:  Taking It Home; Making It Local
                                    What Have We Learned?  What’s Next?

For More Information
Contact Betty Schmitz, schmitz@uw.edu
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, and reasonable accommodation
in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. 
For information or to request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at:
206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

The U. District Conversation on Homelessness meets  December 8, Monday (9-11:30 a.m.) to focus on issues of Foster Care & Homelessness with special guests Exec. Director Jim Theofelis and youth representatives of the Mockingbird Society. (We may have state legislative staff representation too.) Please join us at the UW Carlson Leadership Center, 171 Mary Gates Hall (http://www.css.washington.edu/MGH_Directions ) for discussion and action on this critical issue.

Pipeline is Hiring a Work Study Eligible Student Staff!

About Pipeline:
The Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that recruits UW students to tutor and mentor in Seattle area K-12 schools and community organizations. Each year, the Pipeline Project coordinates over 700 UW volunteer K-12 tutors, promoting the academic success of struggling students in Seattle. The Pipeline Project is housed in the UW’s Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

We are currently seeking a Program and Outreach Assistant (work study eligible) to work 10-19 hour per week from January through June 2015. Compensation is $10.50/hour.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work as a part of the exciting Pipeline Project team to recruit UW volunteers for K-12 tutoring through flyers, emails, list serve, Facebook and recruiting events.
  • Support students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Lead weekly Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help to coordinate Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Staff the front desk of the Center for Experiential Learning (maximum 1.5 hours per week)
  • Provide webpage and list serve support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest and experience in K-12 education issues.
  • Well organized, thorough and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Access, Excel.
  • Experience volunteering with Pipeline is a plus!

Educational Benefits:

  • Gain first-hand experience with local and regional schools and educational programs.
  • Learn outreach and facilitation skills with networking opportunities among students, faculty and community partners.
  • Learn organization and project management skills.
  • This is a great learning environment and supportive working atmosphere. It is an opportunity to take part in innovative and diverse programming that touches on many aspects and issues of our local, regional and national educational scene.

How to Apply:
If you are interested and are work study eligible, please send a cover letter and resume to pipeline@uw.edu by Wednesday, December 10th at 5:00pm.

Read more about the Pipeline Project here.

EE Undergraduate Program Information Session

From smart phones to the giant wind turbines in Easter Washington, EE's design and build the newest microprocessor chips, antennas, Bluetooth, MRI's and surgical robots.
Learn more about Electrical Engineering including application tips at our next information session.  

Thursday, December 18th
Room EEB 303 (3rd floor of the Electrical Engineering building)

Pre-Health Interview Workshop
Tuesday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:30 pm

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional school? Join admissions deans and directors from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as current health professional students, for a panel discussion. After the panel, advisers, counselors, and health professional students will lead small-group mock interviews for interested seniors and alumni.
The panel discussion is open to everyone and anyone. Registration is required for the mock interviews, which are currently reserved for seniors and alumni, but we will open registration to everyone if space is available. Both events are free.

  • Panel presentation at 5:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389
  • Mock interviews for health professional school applicants at 6:45 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 (Registration required for this portion of the workshop.)

Register for the mock interviews: http://careers.uw.edu/Forms/Pre-Health-Mock-Interviews


EIP is sponsored by The Office of Minority Affairs.

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University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845