By Megan McConnell, Editor, Transfer eNewsletter
The Transfer eNewsletter goes out quarterly during the academic year to prospective transfer students and advisers at the community colleges in the state. I am pleased and honored to see our readership statistics growing and growing—more than 9,400 visits to this website were made in the last year! I hope that the articles included in this and previous issues of the eNewsletter have helped and are helping students with the transfer process to the UW.
In this issue, the wide variety of programs and opportunities available at the UW is very apparent. In our "cover story," we highlight Exploration Seminars, which take UW students to places all around the globe with a faculty member in the month leading up to Autumn quarter to look at interesting questions and problems. This year, students will be traveling to such far-flung places as Venice, Sierra Leone, Belfast, and Taiwan, as well as places closer to home like Willapa Bay, WA, and Ashland, OR. All without having to be away from campus for the main three quarters of the year! Transfer students can apply, though the application deadline is right around the corner, so take a look and consider earning some credit in an exotic destination!
We also feature the Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, an exciting summer opportunity open to students from across all disciplines who are interested in the arts and humanities. This year's theme, "New Directions in Cultural Research: Community Collaboration Practice," highlights the interconnectedness between cultural studies and community engagement and offers participants opportunities at some amazing community site partners in media, film, and stage. Transfer applicants for Autumn who are still awaiting their admissions response ARE eligible to apply, please note!
In "Outside the Classroom," we take a look at one of the perks of being a UW student: the ready availability of great art, most of which is free to view for students, on campus.
Finally, there are some exciting announcements included here—the fact that we'll be teaching American Sign Language for the first time ever this fall, as well as several great scholarship and research opportunities.
I want to thank you for being one of the thousands who will take the time to read the Transfer eNewsletter this year and hope that you'll pass the link along to anyone else you may know who has an interest in transferring to the UW. Maybe next year, we'll hit 10,000 visits!