Event Invitation and Introduction to HSAP

A message from the Chairs of the Honors Student Affairs Panel (HSAP):

Hello everyone and welcome to another fantastic year at UW! We here on the Honors Student Affairs Panel (HSAP) would like to invite you and your friends to the first Honors game night of the year! It will take place on Wednesday, October 1st from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in MGH 206 (across from the Honors office). This week, the name of the game is MAFIA, the popular game of subversion and intrigue. Whether you’re in it to betray your friends or catch the killers, feel free to bring anyone and everyone you know for an evening of mysterious fun. Find out more about this fantastic event via the following link: http://goo.gl/ALyuTR

What is HSAP?

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Social Tomorrow!

Hi Honors!  We’ll be kicking off the quarter with a Root Beer Float Social, in partnership with the Honors floors in the residence halls, following HONORS 100 on Tuesday, 9/30, at 5pm in the Honors office, 211 Mary Gates Hall. We’ll be here until 6pm or until float supplies run out, whichever happens first, so come on by, say hello, and grab a float!

Welcome from the Honors Director and Conference Invitation

Dear Honors Students,

Welcome to the new school year to all of you! I am the incoming Director of the Honors Program and I am so delighted to be working with all of you. I am Professor of Geography and co-director of the Relational Poverty Network. My teaching and research focus on geographies of global inequality, on poverty studies and on the politics of privilege. I have worked in South America in Ecuador and Argentina and also in the Pacific Northwest. My current work is a collaboration with scholars in Argentina that explores how middle class people in Seattle and Buenos Aires engage in anti-poor or pro-poor activism and with what impact. I am looking forward to meeting you incoming freshmen this coming week in Honors 100 and you will hear a bit more about me then! I very much look forward to the work we all do together in Honors and to meeting as many of you as possible.

I have enclosed here the announcement for a very exciting upcoming conference that I am organizing with Prof. Sarah Elwood in Geography. We have scholars, activists and community members from the local area and across the globe coming together to brainstorm new ideas to combat poverty and inequality. This conference is free and open to all of you — please register on our website (the link is below) and come to the events of the whole day.

Warmest wishes for the school year!

Vicky Lawson

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