Exciting Upcoming HSAP Opportunities

The Honors Student Affairs Panel (HSAP) plans a diverse set of fun events for the honors community every quarter. From game nights such as Capture the Flag and Mafia to Open Mics, you don’t want to miss these fun-filled activities! Join our new Facebook group, Honors Events by HSAP, to automatically get updates about the events we’re hosting! It’s a great, commitment-free way to find one that suits you! You can invite your friends and make some new ones, too! Come find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/918371021508269/?fref=ts

HSAP is hosting our October game night on Wednesday the 29th at 7pm in MGH 206! This month we’ll be playing some Settlers of Catan with all your favorite honors people! Everyone is welcome. Even if you don’t know how to play, it’ll be lots of fun! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/552840321485886 Hope to see you there :)

HSAP is recruiting again! If you’re interested in supporting the Honors community by helping to put on social and academic events for you and your fellow students, than you should apply to join us at the following link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hsap/250030
Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 4th. To find out more, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/918371021508269/?fref=ts or come to our Catan game night described above. Come get in on the fun!

Cultures not Costumes: The Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween

Hey Honors, check out this event put on by a group on campus:
Have you started thinking about your costume for Halloween yet? Sometimes the costumes we choose can be offensive to certain groups, and we may not even realize it. Come join us for a night of exploring the line between traditional attire and stereotypical Halloween costumes.

Treats will be provided!

October 23, 6:30-8pm 
HUB 250

Calling ALL Potential Tutors of UW!

UW Dream Project is seeking volunteers, please see the email below for a great opportunity!

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UW Dream Project is a community-based organization that aims to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. We do this by going on weekly visits to support our mentees through the college application process, and through our upcoming event: Admission Workshop Weekend (AWW).
 
AWW is a two-day weekend getaway for high school students to visit UW’s campus, eat delicious food, and finish personal statements and college applications. In the past we’ve had an 80% success rate of students completing at least one application during the weekend, which is hugely impactful on a mentees life.  
 
However, this fantastic weekend wouldn’t be possible without the help of skilled volunteers such as yourselves. We’re looking for tutors to support students through the process, whether that means helping out for four hours, or two days. Food and a fun time by all will be included, as well as a great resume-building opportunity. Of course, helping someone apply to college is pretty cool too. 
 
The event will take place in Mary Gates Hall, Kane and parts of Sieg Hall over both Saturday and Sunday of the event. 
 
If you’re able to donate a few hours of your time on the weekend of November 15th and 16th, please fill out the volunteer survey at this link.
Or, if you can’t see the link: 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my co-lead, Gina Hansen. 
Thank you for your time,
Maya 
Maya Monroe
AWW Vounteer Recruitment Co-lead
UW Dream Project
http://www.washington.edu/dreamproject/
mayrome@uw.edu
360.319.4913

Gina Hansen
AWW Vounteer Recruitment Co-lead
UW Dream Project
http://www.washington.edu/dreamproject/
glhansen@gmail.com

UW Mock Trial

Are you interested in Law school? Acting? Do you just like arguing with friends, family, and strangers for no good reason?  Do you want to be part of a club that travels and competes against top schools from all around the country?  Well then mock trial might be for you!  For those unfamiliar with mock trial, it’s a competitive activity in which two teams present alternate sides of a court case.  Students portray either attorneys or witnesses and are graded on their performances by a panel of real-life attorneys.  Mock trial is open to undergraduate students from all majors; you do NOT need to even be thinking about law school to participate in mock trial, or to have a blast doing so!

Since the club’s founding in 2007, we have sent teams to nationals every year, and are currently ranked as the #19 team in the nation. Throughout the season, we also traveled to participate in a number of invitational tournaments at universities such as Vanderbilt, NYU, Yale, and many more. Additionally, we host our own tournament on campus. We are looking forward to building on our success this year and we would love to have you come along for the ride!

If you think mock trial might be for you, or if you’d like to hear a little more, you still can! We will be holding TWO informational meetings on October 21st and October 22nd, at 6:30 PM in Clark Hall room 316. You can join the event on facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/events/718728784881570/ .
Club tryouts will be October 24-26. If you can’t make If you can’t make it to any of our information sessions but still want to know more about the club or want to schedule a tryout, feel free to email us at uwmocktrialclub@gmail.com.

If you’d like to learn more about the club in the meantime, check out our website, www.uwmocktrial.com, and our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/uwmocktrialclub.

We look forward to seeing you!

Teach for America Applications due THIS FRIDAY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday October 24th  

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America.  These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities.  Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

Watch this video to learn more about TFA.

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds
  • Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  • Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 50 regions
  • All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL and SpEd
  • Possible AmeriCorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply. Learn more here.

For additional information, explore our website and youtube channel or contact UW’s  Manager of Recruitment, Sean Rice (Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org)

Mary Gates Research Scholarship Application DUE MONDAY

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting applications for research scholarships! These applications are due THIS MONDAY, 10/20, so don’t forget to submit that if you’re interested!

Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.

Research Application Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

Access the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions. 

Love the Library? LSAC is for you!

The University of Washington Libraries is seeking students for an exciting opportunity to serve the UW community. No longer is the library just a place for books! Libraries are transforming to meet students’ need for highly collaborative spaces where technology and information come together. But we need your help to do it right! The Libraries Student Advisory Committee (LSAC) is a chance for students to get involved in the decision making processes that guide the enhancement of learning spaces and library services. The Libraries Student Advisory Committee is a great way to connect with other like-minded (and awesome!) students and to work directly with professional mentors. Your membership on the Committee will also enhance your own community service experience, which looks great on a resume or graduate school application.

Commitment:

  • Membership for one academic year, beginning autumn quarter
  • Bi-weekly meetings during winter quarter (meeting schedule can be changed to accommodate your availability)
  • Independent or group work on projects for the Committee during winter quarter
  • Members may serve multiple terms.

Honors Program students may use participation in the Libraries Student Advisory Committee towards their Experiential Learning leadership requirement. If you are interested in pursuing this, review our Experiential Learning website for more on the requirement and application process, and see an Honors adviser with any questions.

Co-chairs of the Libraries Student Advisory Committee are Linda Whang (lcwhang@uw.edu) and Anne Davis (adavey@uw.edu). See our website or email us for more information or to join!

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

The application deadline is January 20, 2015. 

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides:

  • Benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree,
  • Arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and
  • Provides professional development and support activities. 

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2015 Carlson Civic Fellowship Application Available

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits. 
The host sites for 2015 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:
-Entre Hermanos/ LGBT Latino Public Policy and Community Mobilization Fellow)
-International Rescue Committee / Citizenship-Preparation Program Fellow)
-Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (“SCIDpda” / (IDEA Space: Public Safety Program Fellow)
Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2015 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work. In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:
·Participate in 3-credit Community-Based Leadership (CBL) course offered through the Carlson Center during both Winter Quarter. 
·Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.

·Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises, with mentorship and peer support; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.   
Applications must be received by Monday, October 20 at 5:00 PM
Questions?  Contact Talya Gillman, 206.616.2885 or engage@uw.edu.
 

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