OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Dear UW Community,

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is recruiting student mentors for the 2015 Mentor Power For Success program. The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breadth of what the university has to offer. Deadline to apply is June 5th.

Benefits:
• Serve as a positive role model and enjoy a friendship with a new UW student
• Make an important difference in a first-year student’s life as they transition to UW
• Opportunity to attend and facilitate engaging Leadership, Carer & networking, and Cultural Enrichment workshops

Requirements for Mentors are the following for the 2015-2016 school year :
• Sophomore/Junior /Senior
• minimum requirement of 2.5 gpa
• willingness to mentor a first year student

Click here to apply!

 

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

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!

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.