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A few photos of students and EOP advisors during the 2014-2015 Welcome Orientation for Successful Transition Program students. Welcome to the UW!

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Please join us for the exciting opening exhibit, “No Longer Invisible – In Their Own Words” in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We are honored to present 30 Asian American & Pacific Islander narratives, each sharing their unique identities and stories. These narratives include the e-series of the “No Longer Invisible” AAPI stories, which you can find on the OMA&D website: .DATE:   Thursday, May 29, 2014
TIME:    1pm – 3pm Reception: Light Refreshments
1:30pm-2pm Opening Remarks and AAPI Voices/Stories to follow
PLACE:  Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) South Lobby Area Main Floor
3931 Brooklyn Ave NE & NE 40th
RSVP:     Linda Ando ( 206-2221-2836 or Chanira Reang Sperry
( 206-685-8582.

The“No Longer Invisible – In Their Own Words” exhibit will be available at the ECC for one week, May 29th – June 4th, during the ECC’s operation hours.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening.  Please share this invitation with family, friends and colleagues.

Linda Ando and Chanira Reang Sperry
No Longer Invisible Project Coordinators



Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.  Submit your story & photo of choice by April 25th, Friday as part of AAPI Heritage Month in May

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May!

Share your and/or your family’s story  through the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project.

The purpose of this project is to bring about awareness by highlighting the diversity amongst the AAPI communities in the Pacific Northwest. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.  AAPI Heritage month commemorates people of AAPI descent in the U.S.

In the spirit of honoring the many contributions of the AAPI communities, we invite you to join us in our journey to learn about the richness of diversity in language, religion, culture, and traditions that make up the AAPI communities.  Within our diverse communities, there is a united voice that connects us all.

To submit your story, please answer what you feel comfortable in sharing.  Reply either in essay format or answer each question:

1) What is your full name?
2)  How do you identify ethnically and/or culturally?
3)  If you are a student, what is your major, class standing/year, and/or activities/involvement?
4)  What traditions, culture and/or history would you like to share?
5)  What are your favorite foods, games, songs, celebrations, movies, literature?
6)  What languages do you speak and any regional dialects?
7)  What is your family history/migration to the United States?
8)  Why is it IMPORTANT for you or the AAPI community to be VISIBLE?
9)  How do you answer “WHAT ARE YOU REALLY?” Share any experiences or advice on how to answer  this question.
10) What is your personal vision for AAPI communities or yourself?

Please also submit a JPEG photo of yourself or a photo representing your identity. 

Submit your story to Linda Ando, or Chanira Reang Sperry, by Friday, April 25th.

Your story and other stories will be featured in the “NO LONGER INVISIBLE: What does it mean to be Asian American & Pacific Islander” – In Their Own Words Project throughout the month of May.

This project is a collaboration between the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Asian Student Commission, and the Asian Pacific Islander American Faculty & Staff Association.

We thank you for your generosity in sharing your time and your story with us.  We look forward to your participation in this important project.

Linda Ando and Chanira Reang Sperry


The University of Washington is home to many distinguished faculty and staff members.  As a students’ best resource, these community members reflect the University of Washington’s core values of innovation, discovery, and diversity inside the classroom and out.  The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center encourages students to join us for exclusive conversations with some of UW’s distinguished professors during our Faculty Spotlights.

Please come join the Kelly ECC in welcoming Dr. Charlotte Cotè for our Faculty Spotlight on April 21st at 12:00 pm.  This will be an intimate luncheon that will allow Dr. Cote to present on her past and present work and allow students to ask questions and engage in dialogue.

Monday, April 21st, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Unity Ballroom at the Kelly ECC

Lunch is Provided but space is limited
Dr. Charlotte Coté is associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Coté is a member of the Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Coté holds a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Her publications, teaching and research interests examine indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian law and policy, treaty rights and whaling traditions, and food sovereignty and environmental justice

ROCK the MIC for Black History – A UW Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted event.

Date: Wednesday, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM

When: Vista Cafe (Foege Building)

Please register at:

Description of Event:

Please join us (SNMA) for an evening of empowering and thought-provoking Spoken Word & Poetry. We are thrilled to have 3 local artists perform their original pieces for this event.

There will also be an ‘Open Mic’ period to allow the audience a chance to share their talents or read a piece of poetry that they find inspiring. We invite ALL of you who attend to participate if you’d like! Or just come for a fun and relaxing evening!

Also, Black History Month Raffle ticket winners will be drawn!

Dinner will be provided so please RSVP using our Wejoinin so that we can plan accordingly for food & beverages.


After the “ROCK the MIC for Black History” event, we will be hosting a post-event gathering (21 and older) at Lucid Lounge. Address is 5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. We anticipate getting to Lucid Lounge around 9pm.

**Dinner sponsored by OMA&D Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program; with additional support from Graduate & Professional Student Senate.

Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.


Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe

-Durham University Summer Institute

-King’s College London Summer Institute

-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute

-University of Bristol Summer Institute

-University of Exeter Summer Institute

-Queen’s University Belfast

-Scotland Summer Institute

-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Valerie Schreiner
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)

The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
E |@FulbrightAwards

V Monologues

The ASUW Women’s Action Commission presents the production of

The ___________ Monologues
previously known as The Vagina Monologues

The ___________ Monologues is an entirely student written and organized production featuring eleven UW students. Cast members will share personal stories of survival, identity, and resistance through a range of performances. As a challenge to the widely-known Vagina Monologues, The ___________ Monologues asserts that people can tell their own stories in their own voices. Please join us for a powerful evening of truth telling.

WHERE: Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum
4001 NE Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195

WHEN: Doors @ 6:30pm, Show @ 7pm
Thursday, February 13th
Friday, February 14th
Saturday, February 15th

$8 General Public
(There is an additional $2 service charge)

You can buy tickets online at the link above or at the HUB!
***For any folks unable to pay, free tickets are available, email to reserve one. No questions, no class shaming, and no proof required. ♥

Co-sponsored by: The Q Center and The Women’s Center

Directions and detailed accessibility info here:

**The HUB’s front entrance is wheelchair accessible and the Lyceum is on the first floor, to the right of the main desk, at the end of the hallway.

**We ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the day of the event in order to make the event accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.

UDS Drop-In Hours on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm in Dempsey 202. I’d love to see students take advantage of this new resource, since it’s quick and easy, with no appointment necessary! This takes place at the same time as our general advising drop-in hours, so it’s very convenient. As always, students can make appointments with me, this is just an additional resource for students!


Vicky Yan, M.Ed.
Community Initiatives Program Manager
Undergraduate Diversity Services
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
T: 206.221.5190

Nursing BHM

The Experiment in International Living is looking for exceptional educators to lead our immersive summer programs for high school students in 2014. These individuals will lead groups of typically 15 students on programs in over 20 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intercultural and experiential learning, in-depth experience living abroad, competency in the language of the host culture, and experience working with young people. We are currently accepting applications through February 15, 2014.  For more information on becoming a group leader and instructions on how to apply, please visit

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