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The 2014-15 Recruitment & Outreach Ambassador Application is now available and welcoming submissions! You will find the description and application attached. We ask that all application materials are received no later than Thursday, May 1st at 5:00pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Here is the web link for the Ambassador description/application:

2014-15 Ambassador Description

2014-15 Ambassador Application

childhood educationThis is a reminder that registration will be closing on April 30, 2014 for the Oxford Round Table’s 22nd Annual International Conference on Childhood Education and Issues during the dates of July 27 – July 31, 2014 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Round Table. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.

Twenty-two years ago, a highly successful Round Table was specifically designed to explore childhood education.  From this session several papers were selected that later formed the highly regarded book, The Education of Young Children: Research and Public Policy, Linton Atlantic Books. You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.

Should you accept this invitation you will be joined on the programme by Hugh Benjamin (MEd in Drama and Education, Newcastle University, D.Phil, York University) is former Deputy Director of Stantonbury School Campus in Milton Keynes.  Most recently he has been involved in the national initiatives concerning the introduction of Vocational Diplomas and the Specialist Schools movement. He has been involved in educational consultancy work in Poland, Czech. Republic, Belgium and India. Dr. Benjamin returns to the Oxford Round Table for his fourteenth year.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

Topics of discussion will include:

Children’s Literature

·        The Culture of Literacy

·        Religion in Children’s Literature

·        Magical Worlds

·        Slam Poetry

·        African-American Children’s Literature

·        Children’s Literature Innovations

·        Fantasy and Dreams

Reading 1st

·        Using Assessment Date to Improve Comprehension

·        Energizing Instructional Methods with Reading and Writing Resources

·        Exploring Content Area Reading Strategies

·        Developing Reading Proficiency in K-3 Children

·        Utilizing Proven Strategies for English Language Learners

·        Screening and Diagnosis in Fluency Based on Assessments

Children’s Speech

·        Comprehension Instruction in the New Literary Age

·        Oral Language

·        The Teaching of a Second Language to Deaf Children

·        Improving Amplification Outcomes

·        Wordless Books

Religion and the Public School

·        Assessing the Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools

·        Re-examining the Concept and Role of Public Schools in Society

·        The Extent and Methods of Government Funding of Parochial Schools

·        Emerging Concepts of the Free Exercise of Religion

·        Re-examining the Rationale for Separation of Church and State

Early Childhood Education

·        Early STEM Learning

·        Reading First

·        The Creative Child

·        Children’s Speech

·        At Risk Children

·        Preventive Health for Children

·        Planning the PreK-3 Programs

·        Technology and the Young Child

At Risk Children

·        Demographics of Federal and State Child Poverty

·        Government Financial Initiatives of Education Programs

·        Curricular Innovations

·        Addressing Educational Needs

·        Dynamics of Income Disparity among Households

·        Human Rights of the Child

·        Parental Prerogative and Abuse

·        Child Care and the Law

·        Education and Family Values

Early Childhood Literacy

·        Modern Literacy Strategies

·        Understanding the Pedagogy of Reading and Writing

·        Children’s Language Production

·        Reading Interventions and Outcomes

·        Effective Methods: Evidence from Research

·        Preparing for an Early Literacy Foundation

·        Connection Instruction and Assessment

·        Implementing National and State Standards for Early Literacy

·        National and State Strategies for Early Learning

·        Literacy Development from Birth

·        Literacy Skills: Speaking, Writing, Listening

The conference will run from Sunday night through Thursday morning.  We will have reception and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights where the Oxford professors and students dine when university is in session.  Lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting.  You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Brasnose College where students stay during term time.  More detailed information concerning the schedule of events and the registration fee can be found on our web site.

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website at Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, we are also hosting a few other sessions in 2014 that may be of interest to you instead:

Health, Nursing, Aging and Nutrition, August 3 –August 7, 2014

Environment Sustainability and Climate Control, August 3 –August 7, 2014

Critical Public Issues, August 3 – August 7, 2014

Please direct all inquiries to:





Oxford Round Table


6216 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 230


Long Beach, California 90803


Fax:        866-244-8833




Web Site:


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

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Hand2Hand Pre-health Service Club is proud to announce this year’s

5th Annual Health Career Banquet 

to be coming up on April 19th in the HUB Lyceum!

You can reserve your spot and buy a ticket at the link below.


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Project Description

Women Who Rock unConference & Film Festival  brings scholars, musicians, performers, visual artists, media-makers, and activists together to explore the role of women and women of color in the creation of popular music that anchors cultural scenes and social justice movements in Las Americas and Beyond. This multifaceted endeavor reshapes conventional understandings of music and cultural production by initiating collective methods of research, community and scholarly collaboration, and teaching. We encompass several interwoven components: an annual participant-driven conference and film festival; project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a digital oral history archive hosted by UW Libraries that ties the various components together.

The Women Who Rock Research Project, is developed through collaborations between UW faculty, graduate students, artists, community members and scholars of gender, race and sexuality in music and social justice movements.

See attached word document for detailed description of intern duties, qualifications and responsibilities.

Women Who Rock Intern Positions –for applicants2014 (2)

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If you enjoy connecting with new students through outdoor activities, then you’re in the right place!

The Outdoor Adventure program has been helping first year students to the University of Washington find ways to access and enjoy the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. Outdoor Adventures are 3-day camping trips that focus on team-building and leadership activities through kayaking, rafting, and low/high ropes courses. New students have the opportunity to register for an Outdoor Adventure trip the weekend before their summer Advising and Orientation. For more information about the trips, please visit our website.

More information can be found at upcoming information sessions (details below) or at    

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday 4/3- 3:30pm – 4:00pm in Mary Gates Hall, room 120
  • Monday 4/7- 3:30pm – 4:00pm in Mary Gates Hall, room 120

Questions about the positions available? Email us at: OA Leader –, DD Leader –


image006Reserve your spot TODAY for Husky Spring Training!

 FREE Lunch Provided

 Keynote Address from Howard Behar, President Starbucks International (retired)

 Program sessions designed for you (the student leader) to gain valuable skills, insight,

and experience in the following key areas:


Visit for more details.

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle.  Starting this spring, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.

WHO: Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.  MESA tutors must attend a MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop (offered spring and autumn quarters), enroll in our weekly seminar (offered autumn and winter quarters) and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in Seattle Public Schools.  And in case you were wondering….STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.

WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program.  Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We offer a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science.  Sign up now to start our training program this spring!

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following to be certified:

  • Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 490 B).
  • Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (offered Autumn or Winter quarter).
  • Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.
  • Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test equivalent to the EOC exam.
  • Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools.

MESA Introductory Tutor Training WorkshopThis is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle middle and high school students in math and science. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections.  Sign up for C ENV 490 Section B Special Topics in the Spring Time Schedule.  Once you complete this workshop, you are eligible to join our fall weekly seminar and begin tutoring.


WHEN: Three Wednesdays in May: May 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 pm.  All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

Questions?  Please email


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