UW Seattle announces English minor

The Department of English at UW Seattle will now offer a minor in English effective autumn quarter 2014.  For more information on the requirements and how to declare please visit the UW English minor website.


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Webinar on Evidence-Based Naturopathic Medicine

Register today! http://ow.ly/Epfdr

How to validate the effectiveness of your practice through the use of evidence based outcome markers

December 3, 2014, 2-3:00 PM Central Standard Time, 3-4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and 12-1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time


Joni Dr. Vizniak, Chair of Physical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine as he speaks about the best ways to evaluate the effectiveness of patient care.

How do you help your patients understand the benefits of your therapies and measure progress?

This webinar will demonstrate simple ways to use and understand patient outcome measurements to validate the effectiveness of naturopathic care and even start collecting research data for evidence based interventions.

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Altius Test Prep offers FREE Suture Clinic and drawing for one MCAT prep course on Tues Nov 25

All Seattle Pre Med Students are invited to attend a Free Suturing Clinic​.​ Altius Test Prep will be giving away a FREE MCAT Prep Course valued at $2099. Come and get hands on experience doing sutures. One student will receive a FREE MCAT Prep course with 20 hours of 1-on-1 tutoring and over 80 hours of classroom time. ​ WHEN: Tuesday, November 25th @ 5:00 PM WHERE: Watertown Hotel, 4242 Roosevelt Way, Seattle. Visit the Altius webpage at http://www.altiustestprep.com to see our statistics and for more information. Warm Regards, Todd McPhie 435-671-5783 todd@altiustestprep.com<mailto:todd@altiustestprep.com>

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Reminder About Pre-Health Interview Panel and Workshop on December 2nd: Spots Still Available for Mock Interviews! Panel Presentation Open to All!

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Pre-Health Interview Panel and Workshop


Tuesday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:30 pm

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional school? Join admissions deans and directors from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as current health professional students, for a panel discussion. After the panel, advisers, counselors, and health professional students will lead small-group mock interviews for interested seniors and alumni.

The panel discussion is open to everyone and anyone. Registration is required for the mock interviews, which are currently reserved for seniors and alumni, but we will open registration to everyone if space is available. Both events are free.

  • Panel presentation at 5:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389
  • Mock interviews for health professional school applicants at 6:45 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 (Registration required for this portion of the workshop.)

Register for the mock interviews: http://careers.uw.edu/Forms/Pre-Health-Mock-Interviews

Contact information: prehealth@uw.edu

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Info Session for Post-Bac Program and Brand-New Physician Assistant Program at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA

5:30-6:30 pm, Monday, December 1st

Mary Gates Hall 258

Magnus Altmayer from Heritage University will be at the UW to talk to students about the school’s new Physician Assistant and Master’s in Medical Sciences Programs. He will share information and tips on the application process, answer questions about program structure and goals, and talk about the partnership between Heritage and the osteopathic medical school in Yakima, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU).

  •  The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) program, only the second in the state, is committed to preparing students to work in rural and underserved areas in the Pacific Northwest. Classes for the first 12 months of the PA program are held on campus at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA. During the second 12 months, students are placed in family medicine clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Applications for the 2016 cohort will open in April 2015. More info available at www.heritage.edu/paprogram
  •  The Heritage Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) is a one-year, 36-credit master’s degree with classes held at both Heritage University and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima. It is designed for students who plan to apply to professional schools and who need additional experience and preparation to strengthen their applications. 83% of program graduates have gained admission into a professional school, and graduates have entered a wide range of professional programs including medicine, dentistry, PA, podiatry and others. Applications for the 2015 cohort are being accepted now.  More info available at www.heritage.edu/mamsprogram

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Calling all Makers, Tinkerers and STEM enthusiasts

STUDIO Program for Undergraduates_Class for Winter 2015

Info session:  Tuesday, Nov 25 at 4pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

Exciting Service-Learning Class in Winter Quarter (EDUC 401): Calling all Makers, Tinkerers and STEM enthusiasts who want to make an impact on youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project, Pipeline, and the 3DL Partnership (a collaboration between the College of Education and the School of Social Work) are partnering with Neighborhood House in an exciting new program called STUDIO to mentor and engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM and health care in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop critical habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life. Mentor during Maker Monday or Tinker Tuesday at the Neighborhood House High Point Center.

Hereʼs how to sign up:

  • Register for one or both of the following (2 or 3 credits, instructor is Leslie Herrenkohl):
    • A) EDUC 401W, SLN 13696, Mon, 2.30-6:00pm + 1 hour seminar based on your schedule
    • B) EDUC 401X, SLN 13697, Tues, 3:30-6:30pm + 1 hour seminar based on your schedule
  • All registration times include transportation time & transportation is provided!
  • Two quarter commitment preferred, again 2-3 credits per quarter (we are flexible!)
  • Fill out a survey at bit.ly/PO7t3Z so that we can tailor our seminar content to you!
  • To learn more, attend an info session Tuesday, Nov 25 at 4pm, Mary Gates Hall 258
  • Email Meixi Ng at meixi@uw.edu with any questions.
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Are you a pre-engineering student? Are you interested in the connection between engineering and global health? Attend the Re-Engineering Global Health seminar

Join the Global Health Undergraduate Leadership Committee and your fellow undergrads interested in global health as we explore issues involving the interplay between engineering and global health, including global water provision and technology in health infrastructure.

The event will take place on Monday, November 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm in HUB 238. There will be a short film screening followed by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments to be provided.

Engineering Global Health

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Study and research in Germany

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program is for study, research and internships in Germany.  The DAAD offers a wide variety of funding opportunities for students including summer research internships for students in the sciences.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses while partner institutions provide housing
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship:  Study abroad scholarship for students with strong research or academic interest in Germany

  • Competitive scholarship to support 4-10 months of study in Germany
  • Scholars receive monthly stipend plus funds to help defray travel, research and health insurance expenses
  • Applicants should have sophomore or junior standing at time of application.
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a clear interest in contemporary German and European affairs 

Important Dates:

                December 2, 2014-Information Session at 12:30pm in MGH 171

January 31, 2015- Deadline for Undergraduate Scholarship 


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Looking for Service Opportunities? Check Out the Public Service Opportunities Bulletin

If you don’t know about the Carlson Center’s Public Service Opportunities Bulletin, you should check it out! It’s a great way to find local service opportunities — new listings are added daily.


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Wondering How to Get Involved in Service? There’s a Class for That!

General Studies 344: Introduction to Service and Community (offered during Winter Quarter)

SLN: 14716

Many UW students are interested in exploring service and volunteer opportunities in Seattle; however, it can be difficult to know where to get involved, how to find a good fit, and how to most effectively work in a community-based setting.  How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is a three-credit service-learning course that will offer a basic foundation on community service for students in their first or second year at the UW.  Through participating in a quarter-long service-learning commitment, visiting local non-profit organizations, and participating in in-class discussions, readings, and activities students will gain a deeper understanding of the wide array of ways they can most effectively partner with their local community and integrate a commitment to service into their academic and professional futures.


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Interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?

Did you know that The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?

We encourage you to share the attached flyer and our website with your students:

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9‐week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state‐of‐the‐art research facilities.

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2016 or 2017, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.

Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 23rd!

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Our Favorite Pre-Health Site

Explorehealthcareers.org compiles information about health-related scholarships, national internships, research experiences, summer enrichment programs, and everything you ever wanted to know about every health career you can imagine. Check it out at explorehealthcareers.org.

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DDS Pre-Dental Club Offering Mock Interviews (and Pizza)

Interested in learning more about the dental school interview process? Come and join our club’s DDS meeting Mock Interview where you will more about tips and process of how to land a good dental school interview. The event will be on November 19 at 6 pm in MEB 246. Free pizza is provided, so don’t miss out this fabulous opportunity to network and become a member.

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From the QCenter: Share Your Truth, Open Calls for The ___ Monologues

The QCenter has an opportunity for students to share their Truths.

Open calls for The 2015 ______ Monologues (previously known as The Vagina Monologues) are now open! Sign up for an open call here: http://tinyurl.com/opencalls2015

Open Calls are set for

  • Wednesday, Nov. 19th @ 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20th @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 21st @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 24th @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Locations are TBA.

What are The _____ Monologues?

The ______ Monologues is an entirely student written and organized production featuring UW students!Performers 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. The dates for The ______ Monologues are February 12, 13, and 14th of 2015.

Current productions hope to center the experiences of women, trans*, gender non-conforming and genderqueer folks. Students of all races, classes, sexual orientations, minds, bodies, ages, and religions are encouraged to perform! Monologues are written on any topic. Monologues are intended to spark! Topics encouraged include gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, bodies, minds, activism, relationships, families. Individuals write truths that need to be shared to discuss and deconstruct the identity of “woman.” Finished monologues will most likely be 5-10 minutes.

We encourage you to:

  • Be bold
  • Be sassy
  • Be hopeful
  • Be angry
  • Be passionate
  • Be real
  • Whatever feelings are best for you!

More information can be found here: women.asuw.org/what-are-the-monologues

Please feel free to message asuwomn@uw.edu for any questions, concerns, comments and/or critiques!

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Boren Scholarship Info Sessions Coming Up

Boren Awards for International Study

UW Seattle Information Sessions:

  • TODAY! , Nov. 12, 2014, 3:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)
  • Tues, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)
  • RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/239, though drop-ins are always welcome

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. To view the Program Basics for the Boren Scholarship, click here.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW Seattle’s deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2015 for study abroad programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students are welcomed to contact me: Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

UW Bothell undergraduate and graduate students interested in these opportunities can contact Natalia Dyba (NDyba@uwb.edu) for campus deadlines and application support. UW Tacoma undergraduate and graduate students can contact Cindy Schaarschmidt (cs65@uw.edu) for campus deadlines and application support.

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