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Sports Mascots, Logos and Race

Kane Hall 220, UW Campus
Thurs., Apr. 23, 2015 | 4:59 pm

An interactive community dialogue

As part of its current exhibit, Here and Now, the Burke Museum was excited tolocate and display the Kwakwaka’wakw mask that inspired the Seahawks logo. The mask has generated pride among 12th fans and Indigenous communities, and has inspired contemporary artists to create works re-imagining the Seahawks logo.

While we join in celebrating and honoring the historical roots of the Seahawks logo, we also want to engage in deeper conversations about issues of representation, appropriation, and race with mascots and logos. Why do professional and community sports teams, like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins, continue to use ethnically and racially offensive mascots despite decades of protest by Native communities and allies?

Join the Burke Museum for an interactive community conversation where you will have an opportunity to hear from academics, educators, and artists about the use of mascots, and to consider your own range of comfort/discomfort.

Panelists include:

  • Stephanie Fryberg (Tulalip tribal member), Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Washington
  • Shaun Qwalsius Peterson (Tulalip/Puyallup tribal member), Artist
  • Ed Taylor, Dean & Vice Provost of UW’s Undergraduate Academic Affairs, University of Washington

Please note: This event is taking place in Kane Hall 220 on University of Washington campus. The address is 4069 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105.

The UW’s Global Business Center and Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) at the Foster School of Business, in partnership with, AIESEC Seattle, an international student organization, are hosting a half-day workshop for undergraduate students highlighting Global Business Perspectives on Technology and Global Business.

This technology summit will feature successful and influential global technology companies and explore the integral role that technology has in today’s global business environment.

We will kick-off the day with a keynote speech given by VP & Treasurer at Apple, Gary Wipfler, and then launch into smaller breakout sessions spotlighting relevant hot topics such as Cyber Security, Big Data, and e-commerce in China.

$15* Registration includes:
8:30 AM Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Keynote, Gary Wipfler, VP & Treasurer, Apple Inc.
10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM Lunch & Networking
12:30 PM Lunch Keynote, Roei Ganzarski, President & CEO, BoldIQ Inc.

Saturday May 2nd | 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
University of Washington, Foster School of Business

Register today to participate in this exciting event!

Visit our event page for additional information:
*CISB and AIESEC members are eligible for discount registration; inquire with your president.

Planning to apply to Informatics? Don’t miss out on these writing workshops, where you will find help to fine-tune your application essays!

Plan to bring drafts of your application essays to these workshops for review. You can find this year’s essay prompts at The Informatics advising team will be at these workshops to help you, as well as current students in the Informatics program who are trained in exactly what the admissions committee is looking for.

Head to and RSVP for one of the following workshop dates in OUGL 220:

  • Friday, April 24, 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Tuesday, May 5, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Monday, May 18, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, June 2, 10 AM – 12 PM


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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, or Chia-Wen Moon at
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 .

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;

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.
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We look forward to seeing you.

Come hear a great speaker talk about the environmental impact of coffee growing in Ethiopia and a sampling of specialty coffee from Husky Grind and chocolate sampling from Theo Chocolate!




Coffee Conservation

Coffee Conservation


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Attention students interested in Nursing!


When: Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Where: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center – Unity Room

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Please attend to learn more about:

  • Nursing Application Review
  • Nursing Advising
  • Student Panel
  • Question and Answer Period

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Nursing & Educational Opportunity Program, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

For additional information contact EOP Advisers: Candace Fries 206-221-2843 or Joshua Griggs 206-543-7132

Careers in the Tech Industry for Non-Tech Students

Thursday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, HUB 214

Have you been thinking that you would like to carve out a career in the tech world, but don’t have computer or engineering skills? Many high-tech firms have jobs and careers that are not tech related. This employer panel will help you become aware of what those jobs/careers might be and how best to apply for them. There will be time for the audience to ask questions to the panelists and the opportunity to mix and mingle after the presentation. Employers from Amazon, Simply Measured, Tableau, and Mu-Sigma will be present.


No RSVP needed. Questions? Email