Marine Sciences at UW & Friday Harbor Laboratories Information Session THIS FRIDAY

Hey Honors, check out the message below from Christen Foehring, a Marine Biology Academic Adviser!

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Dear Students, 
Want to get involved in marine or freshwater research and programs at UW? Join us for an info session this Friday, October 17 in OCN 425 to learn more!

Please see the full blog post below for more details! Hope to see you there! This is a great way to explore marine and freshwater majors as well as to prepare for a quarter at Friday Harbor Labs  :)

Best fishes, 
Christen

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Employer Event THIS WEEK

Careers in the Tech Industry for Non-Tech Students

Thursday, October 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, HUB 214

Have you been thinking that you would like to carve out a career in the tech world, but don’t have computer or engineering skills? Many high-tech firms have jobs and careers that are not tech related. This employer panel will help you become aware of what those jobs/careers might be and how best to apply for them. There will be time for the audience to ask questions to the panelists and the opportunity to mix and mingle after the presentation. Employers from Amazon, Simply Measured, Tableau, and Mu-Sigma will be present.

No RSVP needed. Questions? Email crecruit@uw.edu

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Open House & Information about the UW’s Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics Program

Interested in a Career in Health Sciences?  Learn more about three Professional Degree Programs offered through UW’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at their Open House:

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time: 5:00-6:00 PM

Location: UW Medical Center Room BB- 918 (Take BB Tower Elevators to 9th Floor and follow signs)

At the Open House, you will be able to find curriculum information, interact with current faculty and students, ask questions of advisors, network with fellow applicants, and view teaching facilities.

To give you a preview of all of the information to come, here is more information about prosthetics and orthotics:

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Morris K & Stewart L Undergraduate Scholarship

Campus Application Deadline: November 6, 2014

National Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.   Selected Udall Scholars receive up to $5000 for eligible academic expenses.   The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Applicants for the Udall Scholarship are selected on the basis of the following:

  • Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
  • Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
  • Academic achievement;  and
  • An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

 

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Teach for America Information Session

Hey Honors Students,

Want to know more about TFA?

Then don’t miss out on hearing from a representative THIS THURSDAY, 10/16 from 12:30-1:30 in MGH 206!

Here’s a little more information:

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders (from all backgrounds) 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 by teaching for at least two years in urban and rural high need communities, but that is just the beginning. Our alumni go on to be leaders within education policy, school leadership, medicine, business, law, and academia. This talk will be about Teach For America’s mission and how it connects to your long term interests whether that is graduate school, business, law, medicine or anything else.

Dominican Garment Workers Who Sew UW Apparel Speak on Campus This Thursday

Meet workers who sew Husky apparel! Hear how UW can support dignified working conditions and human rights in the global garment industry! The Alta Gracia Factory, located in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zone, is the first college logo t-shirt project to pay its workers a living wage, respect their democratic voice on the job, and provide a safe and healthy work environment as regularly verified by the Worker Rights Consortium. The result of decades of collaboration between college students and garment workers worldwide, Alta Gracia offers a stark contrast to the often exploitative conditions in garment factories and is transforming the lives of workers, the community of Villa Altagracia, and the wider apparel industry.

WHO: Garment workers from the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic

WHAT: Listen to and learn from garment workers about the realities of the garment industry and impact of dignified jobs. Discover how you can make an impact!

WHERE: Savery 264, UW Campus

WHEN: Thursday, October 16th

WITH SUPPORT FROM: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, Geography Department, Honors Program, UW United Students Against Sweatshops

CONTACT: UW United Students Against Sweatshops, uwusas@uw.ed, Solidarity Ignite, info@solidarityignite.org

Information about Scholarships

The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of $2000 - $5000 to support study abroad. 

  • The applications are online with access at http://expd.uw.edu/globalopportunities/global-opportunities  
  • To apply for the GO!, students must be residents of WA state and eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise. 
  • To apply for the Fritz, students must be declared social science or humanities majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadline for GO! and Fritz applications is Thursday, November 6 at 5pm. 

  • Students studying abroad during winter or spring 2015 should apply now. 
  • Students studying abroad in summer or autumn 2015 should apply at our next deadline in April. 
  • Info sessions are:   Wednesday, Oct. 29,  at 3:30pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall. 
  • Students are welcome to email goglobal@uw.edu with questions.

Information will also be available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Study Abroad Fair, October 23 and the Scholarship & Fellowship Fair, October 30 — Both in the Commons, Mary Gates Hall. 

We invite all students interested in study abroad (and advisers too!) to our next Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Wednesday, Oct. 29  from 4:30 – 5:30pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall 

  • GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to talk about their experiences and answer questions. 
  • Delicious international snacks will be served!

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Volunteer Opportunity through the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is looking for a few good students to serve as volunteers during the Scholarship and Fellowship Fair on Thursday, October 30, 2014 during variable times between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 pm.  The event will be held in Commons,  Mary Gates Hall.   We are looking for individuals to serve in the following capacities:

  •  Event Setup in prep for the big day — Table & Material Setup, Signage-Building & Campus locations, Food & Beverage Station Setup;
  • General Assistants – Greeters, Traffic Directors, Workshop Introductions, Food and Beverage Station Attendants, Registration Support, Materials, etc.; and
  • Tear Down — Clean up and tear down of the event including collecting signage-building & campus locations.

 To see specific times and to sign up, please go to the following URL link — https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/472

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or phone Mona Pitre Collins, mpitre@uw.edu or 206-221-6059.  Thank you.

Outreach and Social Media Internship

Position for: Citizen University Conference

Citizen University teaches and promotes the art of powerful citizenship. Our annual national conference, March 20 & 21 in Seattle, is like no other civic gathering in America. Hundreds of changemakers, activists, and catalysts show up to learn about power, build their networks, and recharge their sense of purpose. And we want you to be a part of the team that makes it happen.

As a key part of the Citizen University Conference team, you will reach out to community partners, groups and individuals; maintain a Citizen University presence on social media; participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming and logistical duties before and during the conference.

Applicants should be goal-oriented, self-motivated, creative and ready to improvise. You will gain experience playing a crucial role in nonprofit event promotion and execution, make valuable connections with local and national leaders, and be part of an exciting movement to rekindle citizenship in America. We hope you’ll join us!

10-20 hours per week, December-March. Flexible schedule. More information on Citizen University and our team can be found at www.citizenuniversity.us.

Please send résumé and cover letter by November 7th to ben@citizenuniversity.us