OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

We have three information sessions in advance of our Friday, April 17 application deadline for an autumn 2015 start in the Public Health Major.

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS
All sessions will be held in Raitt Hall, Room 229

THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd @ 4:00 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 9:30 AM
MONDAY, APRIL 13th @ 3:30 PM

For more information please see the following: SPR 2015 PHM Info Sessions

The scholarships advising offices on all 3 UW campuses are hosting workshops and information session to prepare students for scholarship and graduate school application processes this quarter.

Attached, please find information about spring quarter workshops and scholarship deadlines for undergraduate students offered at all three campuses.

Spring 2015 Scholarships Info

On Saturday, June 6, four incredible Asian Pacific Americans will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame: Benson Henderson (Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Former UFC and WEC Lightweight champion), Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars Judge, Choreographer, Producer), Jeanette Lee (World-Class Pool Player, Winner of Over 30 National and International Titles), and Betty Nguyen (News Anchor, NBC and MSNBC).

If you will be in Seattle on June 6 and want to take part in this historic event at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel without having to pay the $200 ticket cost, we welcome you to be a volunteer! Volunteers for the 2015 Asian Hall of Fame will not only get great experience working events, but they will also experience the event itself (for free) and have a chance to be part of the recognition of honorees Benson, Carrie Ann, Jeanette, and Betty.

Volunteers must be available to attend one of two pre-event orientation/preparatory sessions. To be considered, please fill out the application at the following link and submit one letter of reference by April 1:https://www.scribd.com/doc/257693623/2015-Asian-Hall-of-Fame-Volunteer-Application.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you at the 2015 Asian Hall of Fame!

1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm. Starting April 17, 2015 and April 2, 2015 respectively. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

2. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting April 14, 2015. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at careyd4@uw.edu, or Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu.
3. Overcoming Social Challenges: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting April 1, 2015. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact one of the co-facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941.
4. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (new time) and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:20 am. Ongoing. There are only a couple of openings for both groups. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo@uw.edu .

5. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Three sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00; Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30; and Thursdays 8:30 to 10:00 am starting April 14, 15, and 16, 2015 respectively. Eight weeks. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4. For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941; meghanng@uw.edu

Cost of all groups: $57 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.
Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.
Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.
Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/clinics/mental-health/group-therapy-support-groups

We look forward to seeing you.

APPLY TO BECOME A PEER HEALTH EDUCATOR!

“What do Peer Health Educators (PHEs) do?”

PHEs facilitate educational workshops that give students a space to talk about health issues, learn the facts on health, and develop the skills needed to be healthy. PHEs also host events like Sextravaganza, partner with residence halls and student groups for health events, help craft health policy, create web content, and more!

“Wait, is that a backwards way of saying you preach abstinence?”

Not at all. Our workshops focus on how health behaviors affect physiology, and, if someone makes the choice to engage in those behaviors, how to do so in a less risky way.

“What qualifications do I need to have to apply?”

NOT REQUIRED

  • Education/public speaking experience
  • Knowledge of drug/alcohol science, healthy relationships, safer sex, or mental health
  • Health and/or education related major
  • Social justice/activism experience

REQUIRED

  • Passionate about making campus safer for all students
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Team player
  • People person

“What kind of time commitment is involved in being a PHE?”

Spring Quarter 2015

PHE Training

Mondays, 4:30-6 PM (all except Week 1)

 

PHE Retreat (on campus)

Saturday, April 11, 10 AM-4 PM

 

Green Dot Bystander Training (on campus)

Saturday in May, ~10 AM-4 PM (exact date & time TBA)

 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Minimum of 10 hours per quarter (spent facilitating presentations, sitting on a PHE committee, tabling, writing articles for PHE blog, etc.)

 

“How do I apply?”

Visit tinyurl.com/JOINPHE and sign up for our email list. Like our Facebook page (facebook.com/uwphe) to stay up to date with information sessions, PHE events, and more.

 

“I still have more questions!”

We still have more answers. Shoot us an email at uwphe@uw.edu any time.

 

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Fellowship Opportunity for Minority Scholars

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The GO! and Fritz study abroad scholarship applications are now open. The application deadline is April 17, 2015. Read more about the scholarships and apply online at http://expd.uw.edu/globalopportunities/global-opportunities.
GO! and Fritz Scholarship Information Session
The GO! and Fritz scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of up to $5,000 to support study abroad. Join us and learn more about the scholarships, including eligibility, the application process and tips for writing a competitive personal statement.

March 12, 2015
3:30-4:30pm
MGH 171
RSVP

April 9, 2015
3:30-4:30pm
MGH 171
RSVP

The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is accepting applications for an Urban Indian Public Health Trainee as a temporary, part-time summer position. The Public Health Trainee position will support the UIHI, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, in its core functions to support the health and well-being of urban Indian communities. Students and entry-level professionals interested in public health or with a desire for exposure to the field are encouraged to apply. For more information, please see the Get Involved page on the UIHI website. For more information on the UIHI’s mission, visit our website.

Application Deadline: April 26, 2015

Honoring our Past, Present & Future: Cultivating out Roots
Hosted by M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán)
March 6, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

M.E.Ch.A is a Latin@ student led organization that was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.  We would like to extend the invitation to UW undergraduates and graduates studying in departments that are inline with the mission of MEChA to attend “Cultivating our Roots” to meet student leaders, UW faculty, and members from the Latin@ community.

This event will  honor UW faculty that have catapulted our organization to where it is today, we hope you can join us in thanking those members of the UW community.

 

Tickets for the mixer can be purchased here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/honoring-our-past-present-and-f…

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1634096383485866/

 

 

 

 

Hello Huskies,

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

• If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

• Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

• Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them. Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at CCFair@uw.edu with the following information:
• Your name
• Your email address
• Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 4/10/15 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes,
Dean Kirkpatrick

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