Q Center’s Safe Zone Training - April 17th

The Q Center is hosting our Spring open Safe Zone Training on the 17th of this month in the Allen Library Auditorium from4:30-7:30.
The Safe Zone Project is a program we host dedicated to providing a space for people to improve ally work they do. We focus on educating about queer concepts (sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, and the various intersections therein), providing resources, and ultimately giving you the tools to make spaces safer. You do not become a successful ally in the space of a three hour training, but we’re here to start a conversation and help you hit the ground running.
We are providing food catered by Pagliacci! 
There are more details on our website!

Hear Paralympian Lacey Howard speak on April 30th

The Organization of Student Social Workers is sponsoring a talk by Paralympian Lacey Heward, who has conquered incredible odds to achieve her dream of being awarded medals for the Super G and Giant Slalom skiing events.  Her message is one of believing in yourself and not letting the short-sightedness of Able-ism define your dreams.\

When: 6:00 pm, April 30th

Where: HUB 250

RSVP @  http://on.fb.me/1k9WL62

Apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW Information Sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduatelooking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2015-16 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014. The campus deadline for applications is September 10, 2014.

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT?
  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply.Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305:

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, you must be:

1)      A U.S. citizen,

  • International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISORS AT UW:

·For graduate and professional students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Marilyn Gray, megray@u.washington.edu, G-1 Communications

·For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Robin Chang, robinc@u.washington.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

  • UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:

Natalia Dyba, NDyba@uwb.edu, UW1-186

Please contact the appropriate advisor above if you have questions or concerns.

GlobeMed Annual Gala - Supporting MINDS Foundation

Join GlobeMed for our annual gala, celebrating our partnership with MINDS Foundation! The evening will include dinner, refreshments, a silent and live auction, musical entertainment, and a keynote given by the CEO and Founder of MINDS Foundation, Raghu Appasani. All proceeds will benefit the MINDS Foundation.

Enjoy dinner and refreshments provided by Hilliard’s Beer and Northwest Cellars; auction items such as a getaway to Mayan Palace in Mexico, a Sunset Sail sponsored by Emerald City Charters, or a dinner at Canlis Restaurant in Seattle; and a performance by the University of Washington’s Giddha dance team!

Date: Thursday, April 24th

Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm, Event starts at 6:00pm

Place: 415 Westlake

Tickets are available at ignitingchange.brownpapertickets.com!
Students - $20
Adults - $40
Table (seats 8-10) - $275

About MINDS and GlobeMed:
MINDS Foundation is a grassroots organization committed to eliminating stigma and providing educational, medical, and moral support for patients with mental illness in rural India. One of the organization’s projects includes the development of mental health education curriculum for schoolteachers in rural India. GlobeMed is a national non-profit organization that brings together student leaders at universities across the United States and grassroots organizations in impoverished areas of the world in order to address health inequities and enact locally driven, sustainable solutions. Our solution is utilizing the energy, passions, and resources of students in the United States to partner with the real change makers  the people of the communities around the world we are trying to reach.

UW Student Legal Services Seeking Assistant

UW-SEATTLE FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES!  UW Student Legal Services (SLS) is the campus law office located in the HUB that provides legal assistance, education, and representation to currently enrolled UW-Seattle students who pay the Services and Activities Fee.

SLS is hiring one part-time undergraduate Legal Assistant to work c. 10 hours/wk.  This is a student hourly position on campus; work study is OK.  Training starts late spring quarter 2014. 

Applicants must have freshman or sophomore standing; incoming freshmen are encouraged to apply. 

Please submit a resume, contact info for three references, and a cover letter through HuskyJobs.  In your cover letter, identify your expected graduation date, why you want to work at SLS, and what you can offer SLS.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience as employee or volunteer in a law office, judicial setting, or confidential office environment

• Incoming freshman, current freshman, or sophomore committed to working at SLS until graduation

DESIRED SKILLS:

• Be comfortable dealing with persons ranging in age from teens to 60’s or older and who may come from many other cultures

• Be conversant in a language other than English

JOB DUTIES:

• Provide confidential support to director/staff attorney, legal interns, legal assistants, and SLS volunteers

• Interact with clients, SLS staff and other UW employees, vendors, and the public

• Train incoming legal interns and legal assistants

• Assure adherence to ethical obligations at all stages of attorney-client relationship, including intake procedures, checks for conflicts of interest, billing, opening and closing files, etc.

• Execute advertising and promotions efforts

• Manage technology and law office management software; communicate with IT units

• Handle purchasing and receivables

• Comply with state and office records management policies

• Assist with preparation for client meetings and court hearings

• Collaborate on other administrative tasks as assigned

UW Student Legal Services, www.depts.washington.edu/slsuw

Submit your poetry to Blind Glass!

Blind Glass, a student-run poetry magazine at the UW, is currently seeking submissions for our first issue.
We welcome poems of all kinds and styles, from sonnets and triplets to fragments and found text. However, we are particularly interested in adventurous, unconventional work: writing that surprises, challenges, and most of all illuminates new possibilities for poetry.
Blind Glass will be published as a PDF anthology, available online via the UW Poetry Brigade Tumblr and elsewhere. Limited quantities of handmade hard copies will follow, and will be sold for a nominal price at select locations around Seattle.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 5. Please send no more than ten pages of poetry, together as a single Word .doc or PDF, to blindglasszine@gmail.com. Only previously unpublished poems will be considered.
We look forward to reading your work.

Book Reading and Author Q&A: “Truth Like the Sun” Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch “Truth Like the Sun”

 Author of The Highest Tide (2005), Border Songs (2009), and Truth Like the Sun (2012)

Thursday, April 24, 2:30-3:30

Reading and Presentation, followed by Q+A at 2:30 April 24

Mary Gates Hall 295

This event is sponsored by the Honors Program in coordination with the course HONORS 212a, “Seattle: Reading and Writing the City,” Professor Naomi Sokoloff.  Free and open to UW students, faculty, and staff.  

For those interested in Jim Lynch’s talk, you may also want to check out Book-It theater’s performance of “Truth Like the Sun”  from April 23-May 13.  More information available at: http://book-it.org/

RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwhonors/232486

Read more about Jim Lynch’s Truth Like the Sun:

Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 3:00-6:30 PM

Share your journey through service and leadership! All University of Washington students are invited to share stories and information about their journey through service and leadership by participating in the Spring Celebration on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 3:00-6:30 PM in the Husky Union Building (HUB).  The application is due in two weeks!!

 The Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership is an annual poster gallery and interactive program hosted by programs in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity, the Husky Leadership Initiative, and The HUB.  The Spring Celebration highlights UW students’ innovative service and leadership work in our campus and surrounding communities. This is an opportunity to present your engagement through a poster display and to discuss your service and leadership work with other students, faculty, community partners, and civic and university leaders.

Benefits of participation include:

•  Sharing your valuable service and leadership work with a diverse audience

•  Connecting with other students doing interesting and meaningful work on campus and in the community

•  Receiving feedback regarding your project and presentation

•  Building your experience and resume

UW alumni Bryan Dosono commented on his past experience with the Spring Celebration, “I liked how the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership allowed me to showcase my projects to the community. It was also a great way to find out about other opportunities that my peers have initiated within the University District and the greater Seattle area.”

All UW undergraduate students are invited to apply for the gallery of student projects.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and projects are accepted on a space available basis.

Want to apply?  Visit our online applicationAll applications to participate are due by April 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Questions?  Email sprcele@uw.edu

The Spring Celebration is co-sponsored by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, Jumpstart, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, and the Pipeline Project — all units in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity – as well as the Husky Leadership Initiative and The HUB.

We look forward to seeing you on May 20th for the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership!

Integrative Knowledge E-Portfolio Workshops

What’s an integrative knowledge e-portfolio and why should I make one? During this interactive workshop, you will answer these questions and gain an overview of building an online integrative knowledge portfolio, demonstrating your learning in and outside the classroom. Whether you are interested in developing an e-portfolio for a class, for potential employers to complement your resume, or as a way to document and reflect on your experiences, this workshop will provide you with a starting place. This workshop will:

·         Guide you through short hands-on activities that will allow you to begin identifying deep connections between your learning, your experiences and your life-goals

·         Share example integrative knowledge e-portfolios

·         Provide you with resources for creating your e-portfolio.

Join us and learn how to showcase your learning in connection with real-world experiences! RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/428, though drop-ins are always welcome!

Spring Workshop Dates:

·         Tuesday, April 22, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

·         Wednesday, May 7, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Additional information is available at http://expd.washington.edu/eportfolio

ASUW Currently Hiring

Recruiters almost unanimously mention outside work experience as a quality that makes college graduates desirable in the current job market. At the Associated Students of the University of Washington, we pride ourselves on providing these opportunities for students. We are currently accepting applications for over 65 paid positions at jobs.asuw.org

The Associated Students of the University of Washington is a non-profit organization that serves as the student government at the University of Washington. The structure of the ASUW is a composition of 25 units, including entities, enterprises, commissions, programs, and committees. Operating with a budget of approximately one million dollars, 72 employees and over 500 volunteers work to serve students and improve student life.

The ASUW truly provides an unparalleled experience for students to serve others. Through an overarching theme of public service, our association provides students with real world experiences ranging from advocacy efforts that helped freeze undergraduate resident tuition to organizing large scale concerts, like Fall Fling. As employees of the ASUW, students learn the necessary skills to function in a collaborative office environment, while still remaining accountable to the students that we serve.

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 positions. Join us in learning what’s next at jobs.asuw.org