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EMAIL SCAMS

There has been a recent increase in employment-related scams being directed at members of the University of Washington community.  Some are sent directly to UW email addresses (information gained through the Directory or other resources), and although we screen vigilantly for postings coming into our HuskyJobs system, two have recently appeared there.  While we have established even stricter review guidelines in response, scam employment postings are an unfortunate reality nationally as well as here at UW.

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our students educated, employed and safe, we’ve created a website devoted to Identifying Scam or Fraudulent Job Postings: http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Scam-and-Fraudulent-Job-Postings .

If you are uncertain as to the legitimacy of an email you receive or a job or internship posting you view, please feel free to reach out to Career Center Assistant Director Emma O’Neill-Myers for assistance: econeill@uw.edu .

 PHONE SCAMS

It has come to our attention that a number of UW students, faculty, and staff have been the recent target of multiple phone scams. The individuals who have received these calls are told that they owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service and must pay immediately, or face consequences.

The scam begins with someone representing they are calling on behalf of the following:

*             The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS)

*             The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

*             The Seattle Police Department (SPD)

*             The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD)

*             Any Police Department

The caller continues the conversation with threats to arrest or deport you if you do not pay them immediately using gift cards, “Reloadit” or another pre-paid credit card.

If you actually become a victim of such a scam on our campus, please file a non-emergency police report with the UWPD, by calling 206-685-UWPD (8973). If you have further questions, please contact the UWPD Community Outreach Unit at 206-616-0873.  

 

Beginning in Winter 2015, LSJ has raised its minimum cumulative GPA requirement from 2.0 to 2.5 for admissions. All students must have a minimum current UW cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be eligible to apply to the major.

The other pre-requisites remain the same:

1. One LSJ core course (full list of eligible core courses here)

2. One course satisfying the UW English Composition requirement

*Courses must be completed and cannot be in-progress.

Additional LSJ courses and/or writing intensive courses beyond the minimum pre-requisities are recommended, but all applicants who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. Prospective majors should always meet with Alyssa Penner to discuss their application timeline.

Winter 2015 LSJ Major Application Deadline: Friday, January 16th, 4pm

Application workshops for prospective students planning to apply in Winter:

***LSJ Information Session and Major Application Workshops***

Monday, November 24th, 2:30-3:30pm
Friday, January 9th 12:30-1:30pm
Gowen Hall, room 1A (Olson Room)
No RSVP required.
Learn more about LSJ requirements, course offerings, admissions prerequisites, and the application process. The second half of the session will provide tips for writing the personal statement portion of the application (including time to brainstorm ideas for your statement!), as well as a Q&A session with the LSJ Adviser. This workshop is meant to help you submit a strong and successful personal statement! All are welcome.

 

Excellent compensation and fun job!

We are looking for a few dynamic individuals who are fabulous at the SAT and/or ACT and are interested in rewarding part-time work. A great sense of humor and public speaking, teaching or drama experience is appreciated (but not required). It is necessary to have a car for this position.

Come join our terrific staff of much appreciated and well compensated test prep experts!

  To apply, please contact us now at:  awesomejob@mazor.org

We are recruiting juniors and seniors of all majors to serve as tutor-mentors for our Education 401: Tutoring and Mentoring in Higher Education course this Winter quarter. This is a great way for students to become involved on campus, give back to the UW community, and practice/learn leadership skills.

For more information, please visit:

http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/tutor-mentor/

 Or contact Leslie Ikeda for registration information:

ikedal@uw.edu

Making Connections is a non-profit program, which supports underrepresented students as they seek STEM career opportunities and studies in higher education.  Making Connections contains both a mentorship program, as well as an after-school tutoring center for over 105 high school students in grades 9th-12th grade.

We are in need of volunteer tutors and mentors who would like to join this community, developing mentoring and tutoring skills, challenging educational equity, and building relationships.

We are currently looking to recruit more tutors for our after-school program (3:30-7:00pm) at the UW Women’s Center. Math, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, and other subjects are in high demand, as well as Writing and English tutors.

The header can read: Recruiting STEM tutors and Mentors for high school students in Making Connections!

Any questions can be directed to Will Radcliffe, STEM and Outreach Coordinator for Making Connections @ wcmcp@uw.edu  or 206-685-1090

 

WWIN is a Seattle-area nonprofit that empowers struggling women to transform their lives through higher education and health services. We award sizable financial grants to between 150 and 200 women annually and are proud funders of many amazing UW undergraduates!

We’re currently hiring for two part-time work-study positions–Communications Assistant and Program Assistant–paid positions and highly flexible in hours and location.

For more information: Washington Women In Need Job Openings

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 2015 and will complete their term at the end of December 2015. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 5-7 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.

Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held at the beginning of Winter quarter in January and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at jadraper@uw.edu. In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Monday, November 10th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, November 18th.

 

Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

  • Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bioscience courses?
  • Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
  • Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
  • Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Winter Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps learners define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited.

https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/biology106/

 

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2015 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. It offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Eligibility:

All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at: bonderman.uw.edu

The Honors Program & the Graduate School

Are you looking to pursue a career in the medical field? Are you interested in the field of optometry but don’t know where to start?  Check out the VisionEyes Pre-Optometry Club (VPOC)! We are a UW RSO dedicated to providing undergraduate students information, guidance, and opportunities in the field of optometry.

Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/UWvisioneyes to learn more about resources for club members.

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