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Diversity Leadership Conference

When:
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Doors Open at 9:00 AM
Event starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM

Location:
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center | 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Attention, College Students!
The Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) focuses on the development of career skills involving diversity and leadership for students and young professionals. Reserve your spot to attend this exciting conference dedicated to self-exploration for the millennial generation. Lunch will be provided. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with inspiring leaders, accomplished professionals, and win prizes!

Who should attend:
• UW Students form all branch campuses (Seattle, Bothell, & Tacoma)
• Students from all four-year colleges and universities
• Students from all local community colleges
• All class levels (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate) and Majors/Academic departments

Why attend:
• Because it’s FREE!
• Participate in empowering workshops
• Network with diverse professionals from a broad range of employment sectors
• Learn to build and enhance life skills
• Identify and develop leadership qualities and diversity competencies

Register for DLC here!

More info on DLC here!

The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium, and we invite you to Volunteer and to forward this announcement on to your listservs.

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

Best,

UPR Staff

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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The American Diabetes Association has a volunteer opportunity for you!  Every year, the ADA organizes a week long summer camp for kids with diabetes.  It is a very unique camp because it is integrated into a traditional summer camp with kids who do not have diabetes.  The ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the diabetic campers so they can enjoy summer camp!  We plan to have 75 campers this summer, out of about 250 kids total.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make this camp
happen; we are very interested in involving students who are going into the healthcare field and who want to learn more
about taking care of kids with diabetes.

The ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Sealth on Vashon Island.  It will be from Monday August 3rd to Saturday August 8th, 2015.  Volunteers need to be able to stay at Camp Sealth for least 3 days but are welcome to stay for the entire week. Room and board are provided. Volunteer duties include helping kids check their blood glucose levels and managing them if they are too high or too low.  No prior experience with this is needed, although it is helpful, as there will be training before camp to teach you everything you need to know!

If you are interested in helping out, please email Karlie Hailstone

at the ADA for more information. She can be reached at KHailstone@diabetes.org.

 

Calling all current & future health professionals! How can you take action for health equity?

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Health Sciences Building, Wing T, Rm T498
Panel Discussion, & light dinner

-Hear from panelists about social determinants of health equity
-Learn how to leverage your privilege with Social Justice Fund NW
-Network with other health providers interested in social justice
-Prevent burnout by connecting with the social justice movement

For more information: UW Health Equity Panel

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.

 

You’re invited to the third annual Husky leadership Initiative Kick-Off Event:

U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership

October 29, 6-8pm

Doors Open at 5:30pm

Where: UW HUb Ballroom

Register here today!
 
At U Lead We Lead, students and members of the University community will dig into stories from local leaders about cultivating leadership in yourself and in others.
 

Four local luminaries each share their story and perspective on leadership and call you to action. Have you ever wanted to talk about a TED talk with people who’ve seen the same speaker? At U Lead We Lead, you get to listen to interesting talks by smart people and then talk about what you heard in small groups. Shine a light on teamwork, respect, responsibility, and civic engagement through dynamic reflection and rich conversation.

Think you’ll be hungry? Don’t worry; dinner will be provided.
 

As the Husky Leadership Initiative kick-off event for the year, U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership helps your leadership skills take root. Nurture them by staying involved in Husky Leadership Initiative programs throughout the year. Learn what’s going on through Facebook, Twitter, or our website.